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Massachusetts Agencies

Power of Sale in Will: Duration of Power


For a case in which the exercise of a power of sale by an executor was held to be valid although the sale was made twelve years after the death of the testator, and after the estate sold had been taken from the person to whom it had been devised subject to the power of sale, see Mayo v. Merritt, 107 Mass. 55. For a case where the executor's power continued for fifteen years, see Bayley v. Sloper, 263 Mass. 534, 160 N.E. 265. For other cases regarding the duration of powers under a will, see Crocker's Notes on Common Forms, Little, Brown & Company (Seventh Edition, 1955), §923.