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MOUNT SOMERS AGENCY, Mr W. H. Puddicombe is authorised to collect money and transact all business in connection with The Ashburton Guardian in the Mount Somers and > Alford Forest districts. GUARANTEED BY THE STATE. Although this office has been in exis tence for a period of more than seven years, it is believed that the objects for which it was established are not sufficiently understood. ; It is desired to set forth in a concise form information respecting the business which this office undertakes : 1. The charge of all kinds of money trusts, such as Marriage Settlements, moneys to be invested for the benefit of Minors, moneys bequeathed for charitable objects, moneys the title to which is in dispute, or whose legal owner is unknown or cannot be found, &c., &c. 2. The administration of the wills o Ena who by appointing the Public ee as their executor secure the guarantee of the State for the due fulfil* ) meat of; their wishes, and to avoid the risk consequent on the appointment { private persons as executors, who not unweqjuently, though earnestly desirous of acting for the benefit of parties interested, foil to carry out legally the objects for which they were appointed, and consequently involve themselves and those whose interests they are striving to project in costly and harassing litigation. 3. The administration of all estates of which no disposition has been made by ‘ Will, whenever relatives do not wish to inOUT the responsibility of administration, or ‘cknhbtfrom any danse obtain the neces- I gary powers to act. In such cases it id the duty of the Public Trustee to discharge all legal debts so, far as the assets extend, and divide the residue amongst tho next of kin. 4. The administration of the estates of luna£ife>> lunatic patients, and convicts, t' Bl "The charge of all lands lying waste and unoccupied of which the owner is unknown, or who has been absent from the colony for t ten '.years, having left nc known agent. The cost of administering estates is very ■mall. Information may he obtained from all agents. T PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE. 29a R. 0. HAMERTON, Public Trustee

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 522, 30 December 1881

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 522, 30 December 1881