The testator made a bequest of $2,000 to the First Lutheran Church. This bequest was to be paid by the testator's sons, who were made residuary legatees on condition that they pay the $2,000. The sons asserted a constitutional provision that no man shall be compelled to erect, support or maintain any religious order against his consent as a defense to any payment required of them. Held, the bequest was valid on the theory that there was no compulsion to pay as the sons could elect not to take under the will. However, if the sons did take, they would be personally liable. Lundquist v. First Lutheran Church, 193 Minn. 474, 259 N. W. 9 (1935).
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