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GUARDIANSHIP   43

was committed might maintain an action against any person who wrongfully took away or detained him. The father might be made guardian of the infant by the Surrogate Court or the court might, with the consent of the father, appoint some other suitable person or persons to be guardian or guardians of the infant, but if the infant was of the age of fourteen years no such appointment might be made without his consent. Apparently, under a subsequent section of the Act, where a father died without making an appointment by will, or without having made an appointment in his lifetime, the mother, if surviving, became the guardian of the infant, either alone, when no other guardian had been appointed by the father, or jointly with any guardian appointed by the father, and where no guardian had been appointed by the father, or if the guardian appointed by the father was dead or refused to act, the Supreme Court or the Surrogate Court, might from time to time appoint a guardian or guardians to act jointly with the mother. The mother of an infant might by deed or will appoint any person or persons to be the guardian or guardians of the infant


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