To the Honorable Charles Matteson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court:
Respectfully represents your petitioner the undersigned, as follows: That William Henry King of Newport is now in the City of Providence and is insane and that the welfare of the said William Henry King and of others requires him to be placed in a hospital for the insance and to be restrained.
Wherefore it is prayed that your honor may forthwith appoint not less than three commissioners to inquire into the condition of the said William Henry King and to report all facts connected with or bearing upon the same, together with their opinion whether said William Henry King, if insane, should be placed in such hospital for cure and restraint.
And further that your honor may make such order in the premises as the nature of the case may require and as the statute may provide, and also that, as your petitioner is advised, that the said William Henry King is in a condition when it is important in order to prevent him from doing injury to himself and to others that he be immediately restrained, that your Honor may issue a warrant for his apprehension and an order that he be committed to the Butler Hospital for the insance, pending such inquisition, in order to insure that said William Henry King shall be present to be examined by the commissioners and to abide your honor's final order upon said inquisition.
And as in duty bound will ever pray your petitioner, who is guardian of the person and estate of said William Henry King duly appointed and one of his next of kin.
George Gordon King, Guardian of William H. King, and one of his next of kin.
Subscribed and sworn to in the City of Providence this 9 day of November, A. D. 1894, Before me, William G. Roelker, Notary Public. W. G. Roelker for petitioner.
In re William Henry King.
George Gordon King, Petitioner.
P E T I T I O N.
Filed Nov. 9, 1894, C. M.
C. J. S. C.
Same day $500 deposited as security for costs and expenses and commission issued and commissioners sworn. Arnold Green Esq appointed guardian ad litem as counsel to make defence to said petition. C. M. C. J. S. C.
In re William Henry King George Gordon King, Petitioner.
O R D E R.