Alfred: Freedom Suit, Prince Edward County (Part 3 of 7)
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4 if is not wanting for that purpose then it shall be applied to the relief of the most indigent and distressed pious methodist saints and after that term of years, then the principal one thousand dollars shall be equally divided among all my sons and their heirs forever. It is to be observed I mean by the money legacies that I have given to my son Edward and David and Thomas and Nathan and that James children are to come in for a part of the one thousand dollars instead of himself. Item It is my will and desire that their plantations & c shall be occupied with the negroes & stock & c on it for raising money to support my beloved wife Mary Anderson and for advantage of my children after her death equally to be divided. And I leave in trust this business to my three sons Jordan & Thomas and Nathan to see my desires fulfilled especially see their mother duly taken care of so that she shall want for nothing this world affords that can be got for comfort and support and as she is incapable of Judging or determining for herself, may the Lord give you to remember her executions for your temporal interest & give you the tenderest feeling for body & soul. And keep a just account of the cost and expense she may be, also the profits of the estate, and I devise you shall receive just & reasonable compensation for your trouble out of the profits It is my will & desire that all my negroes that shall be twenty one years old and living with me and my sons Jordan Thomas & Nathan shall be free on the first day of January of after mine & my wife's death and they shall be well clothed both male and females and shall have their working tools and bread corn for one year and liberty to