Grandpré, uncle and tutor of the two minor daughters of the deceased Dauberville, gave his opinion of the management of the assets of the estate by the widow as reflected in the accounting she submitted to him on  December 28. He strongly criticized her for paying claims against the estate without court order. The funeral costs he found exorbitant. Property that she disposed of would have brought a higher price if it had been sold by court order. Mme Dauberville's accounting and the partition of the estate between her and the children were only provisional, he admitted.