This is an action against defendant and others to set aside an assignment of a mortgage made to cancel a certificate and record of the satisfaction of such mortgage, to declare said mortgage a lien on the mortgaged premises, to reinstate it on the record, and to foreclose it.
The purpose of this action was to set aside an assignment of a mortgage made by the defendant, as trustee; to cancel a certificate and the record of the satisfaction of such mortgage made by the assignee, and recorded in the office of the register of Kings county; to declare the mortgage thus assigned, which was made by the defendant to the co-defendant, a lien upon the mortgaged premises; to reinstate it upon the record; and to foreclose it when thus reinstated.
The decedent died October 28, 1877, leaving a last will and testament, which was admitted to probate in January, 1878. It, in effect, provided that his executors should, out of his estate, invest $6,000 in bonds and mortgages on unincumbered real estate of twice the value of the amount loaned, at interest at the rate of 7 per cent. per annum, payable semiannually, for the benefit of his two minor children; the income, however, to be paid, a certain proportion to his mother, and the remainder to his sister, during their lives. Upon their death, or the death of either of them, the legacy given to her was to cease, and the interest upon the $6,000 was to be from time to time collected, controlled, managed, and held in trust by a trustee named, for the benefit of such children, until they should respectively reach their majority, and in such manner as to yield the greatest aggregate increase.