Daniel: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 1 of 2)
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with due authority to receive and to pay over to the said negroes on their arrival in Liberia the respective sums of money to which they might be entitled. Your orators further state that all necessary arrangements having been made to execute this provision of their testators, that they offered and furnished the monies on the day of 1859 to convey the said negroes to the City of Baltimore in order that they might then embark for the Colony of Liberia in Africa - that twelve of the said negroes accepted the offer made by your orators & accordingly on the 12th day of May 1859, they embarked at Baltimore for their final destination in Liberia - but that nineteen of the said slaves rejected the said offer made them by your orators & refused to accompany the said twelve who went to the said Colony of Liberia - Among the said negroes who refused to go was one named Daniel. Your orators aver that Daniel's refusing to go was the cause of the other eighteen of the said negroes remaining behind. There is an ambiguity in the said second clause of the said will in regard to the intention of the testator which presents to your orators some difficulty as to the true construction of the said