When I went for our wills, A- mentioned signing over her estate to me – Mr Grey to consider about it. What follows was said in the evening. Mr Grey is of [the] opinion that A- cannot sign over to me – it would be a voluntary act and might be revoked – set aside – and if I bought the property, she would have the money to dispose of. Mrs Sutherland’s giving all to her husband a different thing – the law considered value received from a husband! In short, Mr Grey said the thing, he thought, could not be done by A- to me. My impression is that he does not wish it to be done or does not wish to do it. I fancy he doubts me a little in this matter.
A-‘s constitution scrofulous.