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Lunacy Inquisitions in Early American Literature?

Greetings Early Americanists,

For my dissertation I am studying lunacy trials in early America, particularly where landowners would be deemed insane and have their possessions assigned to a guardian or committee, usually in Chancery Court. I am also interested in cases where the reason for insanity was deemed to to be excessive drinking or intemperance. Do you know of any references to such trials in early American fictional literature?

Best,

David Korostyshevsky

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