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Jacob: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 1 of 2)

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Mothers Estate and at this time in the hands of Lewis Webb of Richmond and retained by him in consequence of a conjecture that there will arise a controversy respecting the division of the the said money two hundred dollars to her and her heirs forever but if the money which is still remaining in the hands of Lewis Webb is only to be divided into six parts my wish is for my sister Apphia to be paid two hundered dollars more to her and her heirs forever Item 11th I give and bequeath unto my friend Jarratt U Cook senr two hundred dollars to be paid unto him out of the money a coming to me as named in the 10th Item but should the money which is Yet remaining unpaid by Lewis Webb have to be divided into twelve parts instead six this parte of my Will say the 11th Item is to be disannulled. Item 12th my wish and desire is that my two Servants Mary and Jacob and all my Interest in the undivided Servants belonging to my fathers Estate to be emancipated and that the Sum of two thousand dollars be appropriated out of my money belonging to my estate to purchase in the State of North Carolina a tract of Land not less than 250 acres nor more than 300 the said land is to be of good quality & such as will command four or five dollars per acre and higher than five I do not wish to be paid if there is no houses on the Land Sufficient for my Servants to occupy my wish & desire is for them to be build out of good Oak Sage three logs above joist with cabbin rough well covered with good Slabs and if there should be more then one house necessary my desire is for it not to be put up nearer then two hundred yards each other nor further aparte then three hundred yards my wish and desire is that my negroes be furnished with two good work horses and the necessary plantation Tools to make a crop with and two good milk cows meat and corn the first year say four Bbls corn each and