Alfred: Freedom Suit, Prince Edward County (Part 3 of 7)
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him at the same time and place now in his possession and also give them and their heirs forever, two hundred and fifty pounds, the sum I leave in my son Jordan's hands to be paid by him to the said children as they shall come to age or marry, or have a right to give a lawful discharge. I give unto them also one bed and furniture to be deposited in their mothers hands for them Item I give and bequeath unto my son David Anderson and heirs forever, four hundred dollars and one bed & furniture. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jordan Anderson and his heirs forever that tract of land he now lives on one hundred and fifty acres, and after the death of my beloved wife (his mother) the tract of land I now live on, two hundred and fifty acres, on his paying his brother James' children their legacies as above but if my son Jordan shall fail to pay the money as above directed the said two hundred and fifty acres of land shall be sold to pay the same money given those children Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Anderson and his heirs forever all my right and title to all lands I have any right and title to in Kentucky, also the land I had of Capt Hezekiah Rudd, according to my bargain with said Rudd; so that now he stands in my place essentially as his own bargain I also give him &c two hundred dollars Item I give and bequeath unto my son Nathan Anderson and to his heirs forever Five hundred dollars, deducting the money and interest he owed me on two bonds, and also for seven hundred and forty five pounds of Pork in the year 1791 to be paid for at forty shillings per hundred having had it thirteen years to date I also give him the labour and raising of my young negroes namely Anica's increase and Tom and Patt, and Peter Fillis's children and her future increase not to be moved out of the state or so far as to deprive them of their freedom Item further my Will and desire that my son Thomas shall have all the labour and the raising my negroes namely Anney's & Milley's increase and Sall, till come to age of twenty one years but not to move them out this state or so far as to prevent their freedom but Matt is excepted now with Charles. It is further my Will and desire that my son Jordan shall have the labour of and the raising of all Rachaels increase, but not to move them out of this state or so far as to prevent their freedom It is further my Will that my son Jordon shall account for the pork I lent him five hundred and fifty five pounds and pay off his bond to me of Ten pounds on interest, in short that all my children shall pay to my estate all the debts any of them may owe to it. As there are two young negroes with Charles and two with James, they, and all the others, to be free at twenty one years old. Item, It is further my Will and desire that after my death all of my estate that can conveniently be spared of wasting property shall be sold, and the money applied in discharging the money legacies with the last crop if any can be spared in proportion to each, also all the money in hand or to be collected then due to my estate; excepting one thousand dollars which I devise and give as follows, that is to say, I give the interest of one thousand dollars for ten years from this date to be applied for the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, if it shall be wanting for that purpose, but if it is not wanting for that purpose then it shall be applied to the relief of the most indigent and distressed pious, Methodist saint And after that term of years, then the