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Daniel: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 1 of 2)

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cipated and set free and sent to the African Colony at Liberia, and enjoined it upon his Executors to apply to the American Colonization society, or some other like benevolent and humane institution for funds to aid them in carrying into effect the provisions of this Clause of his said will by sending the said emancipated slaves to the Colony of Liberia - and directed further that the said slaves should in the mean time be hired out, until sufficient sum of money could be raised from some other source to defray their expenses to the said Colony of Liberia and that their hires, thus raised, should constitute "a joint stock fund for the common benefit of them all - and in the event that a sum sufficient to defray the expenses of the said slaves to the said Colony of Liberia could not be raised from some other source, the said testator directed that all of his said slaves should be hired out until their joint wages should amount to a sum sufficient to defray the expenses of all of the said slaves to the Colony of Liberia, and that if anything should remain after paying the expenses of this voyage, that the surplus should be divided among the most needy (or among all) on their