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Tuesday, 11 October 1910

Senator STEWART (Queensland) . - I do not know why in a matter of making a will a distinction should be made between a seaman and an ordinary citizen. Why should not a British seaman who comes to the port of Melbourne seek the aid of a solicitor in getting his will drawn up and witnessed in the ordinary way, without being compelled to hunt up a minister of the Gospel, or a justice, or a superintendent ?

Senator Vardon - -He would require two witnesses.

Senator STEWART - And he may accept the services of two men off the street in that capacity. Why all this circumlocution ? Why not make the matter simple ?

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