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I Thomas Ford of the county of Charlott is weke in body, but in my perfeck sences. I firs reques my body to buried in a Criston like manner then I do appointe Robert Kelso my hole and sole executor, then I request for all my juste dwets to be pad first, - I reques that the hole of my land which is aboute fore hundred and sixty forer acers, it being the land whar I now live, and all the land I purses, to be sold to the highest bidder, one half to be paid down, the other halfe twelve [illegible] cradit, and I reques that all my houshold and ciching furniture and all my stock horses and cattle, and of every description, to be sold and all my crop of corn, Tobacco, whete oats to be sold, and the money arisen from the land and the abuve articles to go to pay my just [deets?] and the balance arising after paying my juste dwets return to the ginnorl stock: Now I sete my negroes free, that is, that the ar to be sente to the free stat by my Executors, their names is Tony, Hary, Jim, Jessy, Rilente, Thedrick, George, Ben, Sall, Fran, Lusy, Morring, Beckky, Nelson, Sary, Daniel, and it is my request that William a free child, that my Tom had by a free woman, may go allso with his father Tony: Now after all my dwets is pad, the above named negroes must have a sefichente quantity of money onte of my generl stock, after paying my dwets, as will carry them to the free states. Now if Sary a old negro aboute nearly seventy yars of edge, her nam is above menchuned, should not be able to go with the rest, she is to have anuf to seporte her will, oute of my genul stock, that is if she says she cante go with the reste, if she can go she must with the reste. Now this my last
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I Thomas Ford of the county of Charlott is weke in body, but in my perfeck sences. I firs reques my body to buried in a Criston [Christian] like manner, then I do appointe Robert Kelso my hole and sole executor, then I request for all my juste [just] dwets [debts] to be pad [paid] first, - I reques[t] that the hole of my land which is aboute fore [four] hundred and sixty forer [four] acers, it being the land whar [where] I now live, and all the land I purses, to be sold to the highest bidder, one half to be paid down, the other halfe twelve munts [months] cradit [credit], and I reques[t] that all my houshold and ciching furniture and all my stock horses and cattle, and of every description, to be sold and all my crop of corn, Tobacco, whete [wheat], oats to be sold, and the money arisen from the land and the abuve articles to go to pay my just deets [debts] and the balance arising after paying my juste dwets [debts] return to the ginnorl [general?] stock: Now I sete my negroes free, that is, that the ar to be sente to the free stat[e] by my Executors, their names is Tony, Hary, Jim, Jessy, Rilente, Shedrick, George, Ben, Sall, Fran, Lusy, Morring, Beckky, Nelson, Sary, Daniel, and it is my request that William a free child, that my Tom had by a free woman, may go allso [also] with his father Tony: Now after all my dwets [debts] is pad [paid], the above named negroes must have a sefichente [sufficient] quantity of money onte [out] of my generl stock, after paying my dwets [debts], as will carry them to the free states. Now if Sary a old negro aboute nearly seventy y[e]ars of edge [age], her nam[e] is above menchuned [mentioned], should not be able to go with the rest, she is to have anuf [enough] to seporte [support] her well, oute [out] of my genul [general] stock, that is if she says she cante [can't] go with the reste [rest], if she can go she must with the reste. Now this my last will and Testimony. I request my Exectos [Executors] and the Onuble [Honorable] corte [court] how [who] purhaps it may com[e] before may [see?] that my laste request may be complied with. Now if there is any more required for the above negros support at first when the[y] gite [get] to the free state the ar to have it oute of my genrel stock, - and after all my buve requests is complied with, then I give to my brother Hezekiah Ford, one thirde parte of the mon[e]y that remains in my gen[e]ral stock, after all the above stated mon[e]y and expencis is paid, or any other that may acur,  that is resinble [reasonable] or lawful towards the above negroes being car'd [carried] away to the free State and not before, then I give to my sister Elizabeth Jones one forth parte of the money that will remane in my genral stock, after my [a]bove requests is compli[e]d with. Then I give to my sister Rebecca Jones one forth parte of the balanc[e] that will remain in my gen[e]ral stock, after all my [a]bove requestes is compli[e]d with & note [not] before. Then I give to my sister Sally Adams and to all my brother Abner Ford deceste children the balance if any in my genral stock, after all my [a]bove requests is settled to be eculd [equally?] divided between said Sally and

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I Thomas Ford of the county of Charlott is weke in body, but in my perfeck sences. I firs reques my body to buried in a Criston [Christian] like manner, then I do appointe Robert Kelso my hole and sole executor, then I request for all my juste [just] dwets [debts] to be pad [paid] first, - I reques[t] that the hole of my land which is aboute fore [four] hundred and sixty forer [four] acers, it being the land whar [where] I now live, and all the land I purses, to be sold to the highest bidder, one half to be paid down, the other halfe twelve munts [months] cradit [credit], and I reques[t] that all my houshold and ciching furniture and all my stock horses and cattle, and of every description, to be sold and all my crop of corn, Tobacco, whete [wheat], oats to be sold, and the money arisen from the land and the abuve articles to go to pay my just deets [debts] and the balance arising after paying my juste dwets [debts] return to the ginnorl [general?] stock: Now I sete my negroes free, that is, that the ar to be sente to the free stat[e] by my Executors, their names is Tony, Hary, Jim, Jessy, Rilente, Shedrick, George, Ben, Sall, Fran, Lusy, Morring, Beckky, Nelson, Sary, Daniel, and it is my request that William a free child, that my Tom had by a free woman, may go allso [also] with his father Tony: Now after all my dwets [debts] is pad [paid], the above named negroes must have a sefichente [sufficient] quantity of money onte [out] of my generl stock, after paying my dwets [debts], as will carry them to the free states. Now if Sary a old negro aboute nearly seventy y[e]ars of edge [age], her nam[e] is above menchuned [mentioned], should not be able to go with the rest, she is to have anuf [enough] to seporte [support] her well, oute [out] of my genul [general] stock, that is if she says she cante [can't] go with the reste [rest], if she can go she must with the reste. Now this my last will and Testimony. I request my Exectos [Executors] and the Onuble [Honorable] corte [court] how [who] purhaps it may com[e] before may [see?] that my laste request may be complied with. Now if there is any more required for the above negros support at first when the[y] gite [get] to the free state the ar to have it oute of my genrel stock, - and after all my buve requests is complied with, then I give to my brother Hezekiah Ford, one thirde parte of the mon[e]y that remains in my gen[e]ral stock, after all the above stated mon[e]y and expencis is paid, or any other that may acur, that is resinble [reasonable] or lawful towards the above negroes being car'd [carried] away to the free State and not before, then I give to my sister Elizabeth Jones one forth parte of the money that will remane in my genral stock, after my [a]bove requests is compli[e]d with. Then I give to my sister Rebecca Jones one forth parte of the balanc[e] that will remain in my gen[e]ral stock, after all my [a]bove requestes is compli[e]d with & note [not] before. Then I give to my sister Sally Adams and to all my brother Abner Ford deceste children the balance if any in my genral stock, after all my [a]bove requests is settled to be eculd [equally?] divided between said Sally and