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Exr of Raphael Conn v. Mary J. Conn, etc.: Chancery Cause, Page County (Part 1 of 2)

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To the Judge of the Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Page in Chancery sitting. Humbly complaining your Orator Raphael M Conn Executor of Raphael Conn decd shews to the Court, that said Raphael Conn was in his lifetime seized & possessed of some real and personal estate including amongst other articles a number of valuable negroes. That he died in December 1831 having first duly made and published his last will and testament which was proved in the County Court of Page, an office copy of which is filed with this bill as part thereof. By said will, said Raphael Conn bequeathed to his niece Mary J Conn household property of the value of three hundred Dollars, and emancipated his negroes, and [subjicted] all the residue of his personal property, after directing the three hundred Dollars bequeathed to said Mary J Conn, & the crops then growing in his land & the rents of the Hamburg place ^to the payment of his debts^ Your Orator soon perceived that the whole personal estate including the three hundred Dollars bequeathed to Mary J Conn and the crops growing on the land at the death of his testator and the rents of the Hamburg place would not be sufficient to pay the debts of the estate, and your Orator sold all the personal estate including that bequeathed to said Mary J Conn, to which she made no objection knowing that it was all necessary to pay debts, and also the crops