are hereby requested to take all legal steps necessary to effect it;) Nancy, Jane, Ann, Sally, Judith, and America; and whatever property there may be left at the death of my daughters Henley and Polly, it is my wish and desire that it be equally divided between the above named Slaves, that is, Nancy, Jane, Ann, Sally, Judith, and America. If my daughter Henley should marry it is my desire that my daughter Polly shall have the whole of my estate; and in like manner if my daughter Polly should marry it is my desire that my daughter Henley shall have the whole of my estate: and if both marry it is my desire that my following slaves shall be set free, Nancy, Jane, Ann, Sally, Judith, and America; and my Executors are earnestly requested to carry it into effect by all legal means: And whatever property may remain in the event of both my daughters marrying, I request shall be equally divided between the following slaves named above, Nancy, Jane, Ann, Sally, Judith, and America. I hereby appoint Wm: Walthall of the county of Powhatan my executor to this my last Will & testament; and if from any cause, not known to me, he should refuse to act; I hereby appoint Edward Baptist and Roderick Payne my Executors; and being desirous that my estate shall not fall into the hands of the Sheriff, I earnestly request one or all of the above named gentlemen to act as my Executors: Signed, sealed, and
delivered in the presence of Richard A. Taylor, William W. Mosby, and Edward C. Mosby this Eighth day of October 1833. John Cullins his X mark (Seal) Attest, Richard A. Taylor W. W. Mosby Edwd. C. Mosby.
At a Court of Quarterly Session continued and held for Powhatan County, at the Courthouse thereof, on Tuesday the 5th day of November 1833. The foregoing last Will and testament of John Cullins deceased was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Richard A. Taylor, and Wm: W Mosby, two of the subscribing witnesses to the same, and ordered to be recorded. Teste: R. F. Graves D. C. A Copy: Teste: Wm S. Daniel February 5th 1850.