A large professionally framed document detailing the Petition, the personal guarantees of settlement and the official certificate of insanity for one Caroline Trumaine.
PETITION: TO THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL THE PRESIDENT AND THE TREASURER, AND THE WORSHIPFUL THE GOVERNORS OF BETHLEM HOSPITAL LONDON. THE HUMBLE PETITION OF JAMES TRUMAIN ON BEHALF OF CAROLINE TRUMAINE OF THE PARISH OF PORTSEA IN THE COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON A LUNATIC, SHEWETH, THAT THE SAID LUNATIC IS ABOUT 35 YEARS OF AGE, HAS BEEN DISORDERED IN HER SENSES ABOUT FOUR MONTHS, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BECOME DERANGED FROM NO APIGNABLE CAUSE WAS NOT SO BEFORE IS IN A (—-) CONDITION, HAS ONCE ATTEMPTED TO DESTROY HERSELF OR ANOTHER, IS STRONG ENOUGH TO UNDERGO A COURSE OF PHYSIC, AND IS A PROPER OBJECT OF YOUR CHARITY. I, THE UNDERSIGNED PETITIONER, KNOWING THE TRUTH OF THE ABOVE PARTICULARS, DO HUMBLY PRAY YOUR WORSHIPS TO ADMIT THE SAID LUNATIC INTO YOUR SAID HOSPITAL FOR CURE. AND PETITIONER WILL EVER PRAY, &C. JAMES TRUMAIN.
The Certificate of Settlement and the Certificate of Insanity both pertain to personal sworn affidavits as to the residence and sanity of Caroline Trumain. The document is double sided although framed for viewing the one side, there are several personal seals and legal stamps as to indicate and prove authenticity.
Frame: 22.5 in. x 19.25 in.
Document: 18.5 in. x 15 in.
Condition: very good overall with one small hole as can be seen in the photographs, also creasing and wear from original folds. Professionally framed displays beautifully. All signatures and specifics in period ink.