An extraordinary will

The American newspapers contain particulars of the remarkable will of Dr Everett Wagner, of Banksville.

The testator, reflecting that he was shunned by his relatives – “who cannot, now that I am dying, do too much for my comfort – takes upon them a ghastly revenge.

To his beloved brother, Napoleon  Bonaparte, he bequeaths his left hand and arm, to George Washington, his right hand and arm, to others his legs, nose, ears, gums and liver.

It is not known how these delicate bequests will be carried into effect, though the testator leaves $1,000 for dissecting his body.


The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, May 26, 1888.

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