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Mary Ridgely Brown Lee (1881-1922)
MSA SC 3520-2226
Official Hostess of Maryland, 1895-1896

Administration Account for Mary Ridgely Brown Lee


The First Administration Account of Merwyn K. Lee and Louis J. Burger Executors r/w Mary R.B. Lee
Principal
These Accountants charge themselves with the principal of the estate
per Inventory returned March 15, 1922 21,480.00
per Inventory returned April 3, 1922 81,315.21
per Inventory returned September 9, 1922 300,326.54
per List of Debts returned September 11, 1922 25,000.00
Excess sale bonds over appraisement per report 164.15
Cash excess sale and subscription stock rights per report 879.20
Rebate on rental safe Deposit box 17.00
British General Insurance Co. (claim)  17.50
Total Principal $ 429,199.60
Income
Interest on bonds:
$ 14,000. U.S. Liberty Loan 3rd 4 1/4% due Mch. 15/22  297.50
10,000 sold Mch. 16/22 1 day 1.18
4,000 sold Mch. 28/22 14 days 6.61
5,000 U.S. Liberty Loan 4th 4 1/4% sold Mch. 28/22 5 mos. 14 days 96.81
100 U.S. Liberty Loan 3rd 4 1/4% due Mch 15/22 2.12
250 U.S. Liberty Loan 4th 4 1/4% due Apl. 15/22 5.31
3,000. U.S. Liberty Loan 2nd 4 1/4% due May 15/22 63.75
100. U.S. Liberty Loan 2nd 4 1/4% due May 15/22 2.12
$ 50. U.S. Liberty Loan 5th 4 3/4% due June 15/22 1.18
5,000. Balto. City $5 due Aug 1, 1922 100.00
10,000. Chespeake and Ohio Ry. 4 1/2% due Aug 1/22 225.00
10,000. Consolidated Coal 5% 4 1/2% due June 1/22 250.00
12,000. Columbia Rwy. and c. 5% 4 1/2% due July 1/22  300.00
10,000. Fairmount and Clarksburg 5% Apl. 1/22 250.00
42,000. Indiana Lighting 4%
25,000 due Feb. 1/22 500.00
42,000 due Aug 1/22 840.00 1,340.00
15,000 St. Joseph Railway 5% due May 1/22 37,500.
30,000. Chicago S.B.N.J. 5% (arrecors) 1640.50
7,000. United Elected 4% due June 1/22 140.50
10,000. Union Carbide 6% due July 1/22 300.00
Interest on Stocks:
F.W. Webb Mfg. Co. due Apl. 1/22 20.00
Scotland Neck due June 15/22 180.00
Merchants Nat'l (Boston) due Apl. 15/22 24.50
due July 15/22 24.50 49.00
American Snuff due Apl. 1/22 30.00
due July 1/22 30.00 60.00
American Tobacco A+B due June 1/22 666.00
Great Northern pfd. due Aug 1/22 350.00
Hartford Fire Ins. Co.  due Apl. 1/22 915.00
due July 1/22 915.00 1,830.00
P. Lorrillard due Apl. 1/22 96.00
due July 1/22 96.00 192.00
Liggett Myers-Com. due June 1/22 150.00
    Com. B
due June 1/22 36.00
    Pfd.
due Apl 1/22 17.50
due July 1/22 17.50 35.00
Northern Pacific due May 1/22 125.00
due Aug 1/22 125.00 250.00
Union Carbide due Apl. 1/22 456.00
due July 1/22 456.-- 912.00
U.S. Steel Pfd. due May 29/22 87.50
due Aug 29/22 87.50
U.S. Steel com. due Mch 30/22 300.00
due June 30/22 300.00 600.00
Union Pacific com.  due Apl. 1/22 250.--
due July 1/22 250.-- 500.00
Pullman Co. due May 15/22 150.
due Aug. 15/22 150. 300.
Interest on mortgage:
Edward H. Beyer due Mch 7/22 750.00
Interest on bank deposits 131.10
Total Income $ 12,582.68
Total Principal $ 429,199.60
Total Income 12,583.68 \
Total Estate $441,787.28
And they ask allowance for payments and disbursements as follows:
Principal
Register of Wills fees for probate of Will and letters 11.20
Certified copies of Wills and letters for use in States for transfer of Stock 128.50
Records of Inventories 157.85
Copies of Inventories and order of Court 10.50
Final Account Est. Frank Brown 14.54 316.59
Daily Record Notice to creditors 5.00
printing copies of Will 30.00 35.00
Wm. J. Hartwell funeral expenses 928.41
Stafford Hotel funeral expenses 176.57 1104.98
Dr. F.M. Smith professional services 500.00
Emily Smith nurse 268.00
Florence Mackay nurse 32.00
Administration expenses, railroad, hotels, and c. 1,897.34
Taxes
Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
1922 taxes on 320-328 N. Charles St.  6345.34
1922 taxes on 114 W. Saratoga St. 1744.35
1/2 1922 taxes on 418-424 E. Pratt St. 880.49
Collector Internal Revenue of New York 1/4 tax on 1921 income value Mch. 15/22 904.04
New York State Tax Commission 
tax on 1921 income 531.70
inheritance tax 8713.78
New Jersey inheritance tax 1556.04
Massachusetts inheritance tax 3.72
Connecticut inheritance tax 2000.00
Main inheritance tax 5.23
Utah inheritance tax 46.07
New Hampshire inheritance tax 45.64
Montana inheritance tax 40.37
North Carolina inheritance tax 55.82
Transfer tax on U.S. Steel stock 8.00
on Hartford Fire Ins. Co. 2.44 23,787.07
Greenmount Cemetery Co. perpetual insurance 220.00 220.00
Hugh Sissons and Sons tombstone 250.00
Merchants National Bank (Baltimore)  loan 10,000.00
Fifth Avenue Bank (New York) loan 10,858.83
Samuel Marx appraiser New York 750.00
Brown, Wheelcock and Co.  apartment lease 5 mos. at $ 255- 1,125.00
Mary Kaissane maid 300.00
Mary Kelly cook 232.00
Fidelity and Casualty Co. of New York premium on bond 96.00
Est. Frank Brown 5.65 101.65
Springfield Presbyterian Church Account 350.00
Consolidated Gas and c. Co. 138.09
Standard Gas Light Co., New York 11.04
John Dittman repairs 216.47
C and P Telephone Co. 23.50
Joseph Hodges  account 7.50
N.Y. Edison Co. N.Y. Light account 45.07
Charles Hany, Jr. account 175.00
Methushak Piano Co. account 100.00
Sheffield Farms milk 11.28
A. Cardain medicine 3.60
Mansch and Protzner medicine 8.85
Central Pharmacy medicine 169.65
Jno. Frick Jewelry Co. account 3.00
Reilly and Cheshire account 5.00
N.Y. Telephone Co. account 148.93
Montana Laundry account 17.10
Dr. Pauli D. Benson account 10.00
Lycetts account 36.50
Manhattan Warehouse Co. account 58.88
Murray Hill Window Cleaning Co. account 2.50
Metropolitan Trust Co. account 2.25
American Press Syndicate account 500.00
Welton Greenway account 120.00
Elkridge Hunt Club account 25.25
Fifth Ave. Bank Safe Deposit boxes account 57.00
Telegrams, affidavits, etc.  3.33
Notary fees  fees of clerk of Court and c. in New York 28.11
Payment per audit in consolidated cases of Brown vs. Mordecai and Brown vs. Brown Circuit Court of Baltimore City
Charles R. Whiteford - court costs  144.20
Edward Quest Gibson - auditor 63.75 
Costs in Court of Appeals, printing records and briefs 277.65
Frank J. Moale, Atty. for Mary M.R. Waltjen 4046.77
Safe Deposit and Trust Co., Guardian Frank S.R. Brown 2843.45
Leigh Boneal, counsel fee 4000.00
Joseph C. France, counsel fee 1250.00 12,675.77
John Hinkley and Charles McHenry Howard counsel fee for agreement for argument of Carroll and Patterson Will cases in Circuit Court of Baltimore City and Court of Appeals of Maryland per order of Court 2,500.00
Following specific legacies bequeathed as follows:
Mary Kaissane cash on account 1000.-
Diamond pin appraised at 225 1225.
Helen (Mrs. Benjamin D. Harmon  cash 2000
Mrs. Clarence Peck Emerald and diamond bracelet appraised at 575.--
Mrs. Ransom George Emerald and diamond bracelet appraised at 575.--
F. Sherwood Male guns appraised at  75.
Emily M. Berry Sapphire and Diamond bracelet appraised at 1,175.
Eva Marie Benton Diamond ring appraised at 250. 5,875.00
These Accountants' commissions on $ 429,199.60 principal being
$ 20,000 at 10% 2000.
409,199.60 at 2% 8183.99
10183.99
Less State Tax of 10% 1018.40
(Merwyn K. Lee 1/2 received 9165.59
Register of Wills fees for this account (no copy) 15.00
List of Debts 1.35
Report of notice to creditors 1.50
Orders of Court 9.50
Report of Sale 1.25
State Tax on commissions 1018.40
State collateral tax of tax free legacies distributed being 1/20 of 5874.- net 293.70 1,340.70
Distributed to Merwyn K. Lee, husband in full of legacy and on account as residuary legatee 
Furniture and Silverware in Baltimore appraised at 778.40
5 Shares F.W. Webb Mfg. Co.  appraised at  500.00
30 Shares Scotland Neck Cotton Mills pfd, appraised at 2700.00
5 Shares Farmers and Merchants Bank of Belair appraised at 775.00
186 Shares Boston and Maine Class A. pfd.  appraised at 2418.00
7 Shares Merchants Nat'l. of Boston  appraised at  appraised at 1160.00
8 Shares Elkridge Fox and Hunting Club (no value)
20 Shares Royal Arcanum Club Bldg. Co.  appraised at 100.00
10 Shares American Snuff appraised at  1310.00
100 Shares American Tobacco Com. A. appraised at 14700.00
122 Shares American Tobacco Com B.  appraised at 17568.00
100 Shares Great Northern Rwy. Pfd.  appraised at  7700.00
204 Shares Hartford Fire Ins. Co.  appraised at 69360.00
32 Shares P. Lorillard appraised at 5184.00
50 Shares Liggett Myers Tobacco Com.  appraised at 8750.00
12 Shares Liggett Myers Tobacco Com. B appraised at 1980.00
10 Shares Liggett Myers Tobacco Pfd. appraised at 1150.00
10 Shares The Mengel Co. appraised at 300.00
100 Shares Midvale Steel Ordnance appraised at 3500.00
456 Shares Union Carbide appraised at 25992.00
56 Shares United Retail Stores Com. A.  appraised at 3472.00
50 Shares U.S. Steel pfd.  appraised at 5950.00
240 Shares U.S. Steel com. appraised at 24000.00
100 Shares Union Pacific Com. C appraised at  14100.00
75 Shares Pullman Co. appraised at 9000.00
$ 30,000. Chicago South Bend and Northern Indiana bonds appraised at 11100.00
7000. Columbia Ry. Gas and Elec. bonds appraised at  6650.00
25000. Indiana Lighting bonds appraised at 17250.00
7000.- United Electric bonds appraised at 5600.00
10000.- Union Carbide bonds appraised at 9800.00
100. U.S. Liberty Loan 2nd 4 1/4%  appraised at 100.00
100. U.S. Liberty Loan 3rd 4 1/4%  appraised at  100.00
250.00 U.S. Liberty Loan 4th 4 1/4%  appraised at 252.50
50. U.S. Liberty Loan 5th 4 3/4%  appraised at  50.00
17000. Indiana Lighting Co. appraised at 10880.00
16000.- United Rwys and Elec. Co. appraised at 8960.00
25000.- mortgage note of E.H. Beyer and c.  25000.00
Net furniture and silverware and c. appraised in New York 6387.00
334374.90
Less cash advanced by Merwyn K. Lee 36840.43
297,534.47
Retained by these Accountants for future accounting:
$ 3000. U.S. Liberty Loan 2nd 4 1/4% bonds appraised at  2910.00
5000. Balto. City Dock Improvement appraised at 4750.00
5000. Balto. City New Sewerage appraised at 4750.00
1000. Chesapeake and Ohio Rwy. Co.  appraised at 8000.00
10000. Consolidation Coal Co.  appraised at 8750.00
5000. Columbia Rwy. Gas and c.  appraised at 3500.00
10,000. Fairmount and Clarksburg Traction appraised at 8600.00
15000. St. Joseph Rwy. and Light and c.  appraised at 10200.00
One horse 25.00 51,485.00
Total Principal of Estate Accounted for $ 429,199.60
Income
These Accountants commissions on income $ 12,582.68 at 2% 251.65
Less State Tax 10% 25.17 226.48
Register of Wills State Tax on commissions 25.17
Delivered to Merwyn K. Lee, residuary legatee 12,331.03
Total Income Accounted for $ 12,582.68
Total Principal Accounted for $ 429,199.60
Total Income Accounted for 12,582.68
Total Estate Accounted for $ 441,782.28
Amount of Estate Distributed 390,297.28
Amount for future Distributed 51,485.00
Total Estate Accounted for 441,782.28



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