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North, Richard: Petition, Richmond City

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The Last Will and Testament of Patsey Jackson of Richmond In the County of Henrico (In her perfect senses) I give unto Richard North my house and lot after my death, and constitute him wholly and solely my successor to manage all my affairs to the best advantage. (2nd) I wish the said Richard North to purchase a negro man by the name of Henry belonging to Moses Albert of the aforesaid City of Richmond, if possible, and give the said Henry an opportunity to work and earn the money to repurchase himself with from the said Richard North. He the said Henry after paying for himself the said Richard North is to emmancipate [emancipate] him. Patsy Jackson her mark X (Seal) Signed & Sealed in the presence of This the 14th day of April one thousand eight hundred & ten Executed in presence of Mem J Dunn Wm McKinnon Richard North At a monthly Court held for Henrico County at the Courthouse on monday the 3d day of September 1810. The aforewritten last Will & Testament was proved by the oath of William McKinnon a witness thereto which is Ordered to be Certified[.] Teste J B Whitlocke CHC [Clerk of Henrico County] Copy Teste J B Whitlocke C.H.C.