the name of God amen. I Raphael Conn of the county [illegible] and state of Virginia do hereby make and bequeath this as [illegible] last will and testament to receive no other construction than the [illegible] words warrant. Firstly - I give and bequeath to my brother James Conn during his natural life a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Page (which said land I purchased of John Strayer as agent for Longstreet) and after the death of my brother James Conn is is my will and desire that my nephew Raphael Conn have and possess the said land to himself and his heirs forever free from the claim of all and any person or persons whatsoever. Secondly - I give and bequeath to my niece Mary Conn the tract of land whereon I now live (together with all the buildings and improvements thereon) to herself and her heirs forever and the lott of land near the property of the [illegible] Whitings. Thirdly - I give and bequeath the land and improvements on Mill Run called Hamburg, whereon I formerly lived to my nephew Raphael Conn to himself and his heirs forever. Fourthly - I give and bequeath to my nephew James Conn a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the state of Illinois containing one hundred and sixty acres to himself and his heirs forever. Fifthly - I do hereby emancipate and set free forever all my slaves to wit, Bill, Elizabeth, Sophia, Nelson, John, Lucy, Evelina, Thomas, Maria, Ann, Martin, Henry, Sam, Jackson, Isabella, Milly, Betsey and if any dispute shall hereafter arise about the construction of this clause of my will, it is my intention that the plain words shall be taken as my meaning.