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" I hold in my own right shall receive their freedom. To emancipate them during her life would, though earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuperable difficulties, on account of their intermixture by... "
Hail Columbia, the Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy - Page 109
by William Thomas Roberts Saffell - 1864 - 123 pages
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American Law School Review, Volume 3

Law - 1911
...Washington made elaborate provisions to liberate all his slaves on his wife's death. He explains that: "To emancipate them during her life, would, though earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuperable difficulties on account of their intermixture by marriage with the dower negroes,...
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George Washington: A Character Sketch

Eugene Parsons - 1903 - 180 pages
...— Upon the decease of my wife, it is my will and desire that all the slaves whom I hold in my men right shall receive their freedom. To emancipate them...would, though earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuperable difficulties, on account of their intermixture by marriage with the dower negroes,...
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Life of Washington, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1905
...think proper. Item. — Upon the decease of my wife, it is my will and desire that all the slaves whom I hold in my own right shall receive their freedom....during her life would, though earnestly wished by me, • In the original mannscrlpt, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S ram* WBB written at the bottom of every page. be...
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Winnowings for Washington's Birthday

Agnes Mawson - 1905 - 190 pages
...them when they lie on a sick bed." Washington directed in his will that " Upon the decease of my wife it is my will and desire that all the slaves which...hold in my own right shall receive their freedom. . . . And whereas among those who will receive freedom according to this device there may be some who...
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Pawling Genealogy

Albert Schoch Pawling - 1905 - 84 pages
...City, made at Mt. Vernon, Va., the 9th day of July, 1790. Item 2, states, "Upon the decease of my wife, it is my will and desire that all the slaves which...hold in my own right shall receive their freedom." In the 3rd item he mentions, "33 negroes purchased on my account from my wife's brother, (Bartholomew...
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Virginia's Attitude Toward Slavery and Secession

Beverley Bland Munford - Slavery - 1909 - 329 pages
...of Fairfax County: " Upon the decease of my wife, it is my will and desire that all the slaves whom I hold in my own right shall receive their freedom....would, though earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuperable difficulties on account of their intermixture by marriage with the dower negroes...
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Ancient, Curious and Famous Wills

Virgil McClure Harris - Electronic books - 1911 - 472 pages
...my decease, to be used and disposed of as she may think proper. "ITEM. Upon the decease of my wife, it is my will and desire that all the Slaves which...would, though earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuferable difficulties on account of their intermixture by marriages with the dower Negroes,...
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Last Will and Testament of George Washington, of Mount Vernon: The Only ...

George Washington - 1911 - 66 pages
...of my decease, to be used and disposed of as she may think proper. ITEM—Upon the decease of wife it is my will and desire, that all the slaves which...freedom •—To emanci-pate them during her life, would tho earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuperable difficulties, on account of their intermixture...
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George Washington: Farmer: Being an Account of His Home Life and ...

Paul Leland Haworth - Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) - 1915 - 336 pages
...slavery is expressed in his will. "Upon the decease of my wife it is my will and desire," he wrote, "that all the slaves which I hold in my own right...freedom — To emancipate them during her life, would tho earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuperable difficulties, on account of their intermixture...
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Mount Vernon: Washington's Home and the Nation's Shrine

Paul Wilstach - Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) - 1916 - 301 pages
...to whose heirs they reverted by law. Regarding his slaves his will said : "Upon the decease of wife it is my will and desire, that all the slaves which...freedom — To emancipate them during her life, would tho. earnestly wished by me, be attended with . such insuperable difficulties, on account of their...
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