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Being Sick in body, but thank the Lord of sound memory, calling to mind the shortness of life I therefore make this my Last Will and Testament, this the 18th day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.
I give my lands whereon I now live to Jesse SAUNDERSON, Son of Caleb SANDERSON, to him and his heirs forever.
I likewise give to Alman SAUNDERSON Son of Caleb SAUNDERSON one negro boy named Merica.
I likewise give Edmond SAUNDERSON Son of Caleb SAUNDERSON one negro boy by the name of Burgoyne.
I also give Patsey SAUNDERSON Daughter of Caleb SAUNDERSON one negro girl by the name of Vilate.
I also give Caleb SAUNDERSON one negro man named Nero, to him and his heirs forever.
I also leave the use of my negro man Will to Sally NEAL, during her life, then to her heirs lawfully begotten forever.
I likewise leave my stock at home to be sold, and the money applied for schooling Thomas HOLOWAY and his Brother, twins I had by Bershaby HOLOWAY.
I give fifty acres of bank land to Sally SAUNDERSON or Sally DALBY and fifty dollars to school her, and all the stock on the banks, except the choice of two stears to Caleb SAUNDERSON.
I also give to Caleb SAUNDERSON one hundred dollars in State notes.
I also give to Jesse SAUNDERSON one hundred and fifty dollars to let out on interest till he comes of age, to him and his heirs forever.
I also give Edmond SAUNDERSON one hundred dollars to let out on interest, to him and his heirs forever.
I also give Almond SAUNDERSON one hundred dollars, to be let out on interest to him and his heirs forever.
I also give Nancy SAUNDERSON one hundred and fifty, to be let out on interest, to her and her heirs forever.
I give to Patsey SAUNDERSON two hundred dollars in promissory notes to be let out on interest to her and her heirs forever.
And after paying my just debts, all the remainder of estate to except fifty silver dollars, I give to Polly LAMB Wife of John LAMB which she has in care two hundred and seventy nine, the balance and remainder of my estate I give to Caleb SAUNDERSON and his heirs forever. In witness hereof I set my hand and seal the day and date above mentioned.
/s/ Thomas SAUNDERSON seal
Thomas HUTCHINS jurat
I appoint Thomas POYNER my executor
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
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