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

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Most needy on their arrival at Liberia 3rd The said testator left several specific legacies to several of his said slaves and directed that each sum should be paid to the said slaves respectively on their arrival in Liberia 4th The testator directed that if any of the said slaves should, before they were sent to Liberia, commit any heinous act or crime, such as should in in the opinion of his Exor's render them unworthy of being set free, then that the said Executors should sell such guilty slave or slaves - which wholly excludes the idea that the testator regarded the said slaves free before they reached Liberia. But in the latter part of the said 2nd Clause of the said will, there is contained a provision, which is as follows - "That if sufficient funds "can not be raised from any or all of "these means before the time limited by "law for the removal of the said slaves "out of the state or the forfeiture of their "right to freedom, then and in that case "only it is my will that the expenses of "all of them or so much of it as should "be wanting to send them to Liberia, shall "be paid out of my Estate "XC" From this language the inference might be drawn that the right of the said