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In the name of God. I Daniel MORRIS of the County of Curritituck being sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in a decent christian burial, at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldy estate whereas it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to my dear beloved Wife Rebecca MORRIS all my estate both within doors and without doors, to her and her heirs forever. I do hereby ordain and appoint my dear beloved Wife Rebecca MORRIS my executor to this my Last Will and Testament. Given under my hand and seale this second day of February 1816.
/s/ Daniel MORRIS seal
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