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North, Richard: Petition, Richmond City

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The Petition of Richard North, praying the release of the Commonwealths right to a certain lot [JR?] Presented Novr 11th 1814. Nover 15th refd [referred] to Cts of J. [to Courts of Justice] Reasonable Bill drawn

The Affidavit of William McKinnon - with, respect to the last Will and Testament of Patsy Jackson The affiant Saith that some time in the year 1810, he was called on by Mr. Richard North and informed that it was the request of the said Mrs Jackson, that he the affiant "Should come and see her, and write her Will as she was then sick and did not expect to live long" whereupon he the said affiant accordingly visited the said Mrs Jackson, when she informed him of her desire that he should write her Will, after some conversation as to the manner she desired to dispose of her Estate the affiant, proceeded to write the Will of her the said Mrs Jackson, which Instrument being completed, he then drew to the bed side of her the said Jackson, and read to her the Will as he had written it.- whereupon the said Jackson declared to the affiant, that it accorded fully with her wishes - and this affiant further saith that the said Jackson, signed the said Will in presence of the said affiant. William Dunn & Richard North and this affiant further states that the paper hereto annexed is a true copy of the Will of the said Patsy Jackson, made by her as is herein before stated. and the said affiant declares to the best of his knowledge, that the said Mrs Jackson was in her sound senses and reason, at the time she assigned the said Will. and further the affiant saith not. William McKinnon Richmond Dec 4th 1813