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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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The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2

Carter Godwin Woodson, Rayford Whittingham Logan - African Americans - 1917
...slaves, as brought out by the following clauses from his will. "Item — Upon the decease of my 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 intermixture...
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George Washington, the Christian

William Jackson Johnstone - Presidents - 1919 - 299 pages
...decease of then- mother."296 (3) PROVIDES FOR FREEDOM OP SLAVES "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 insuperable difficulties, on account of their intermixture by marriages with the dower negroes,...
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George Washington, the Christian

William Jackson Johnstone - Presidents - 1919 - 299 pages
...decease of then- mother."29 (3) PROVIDES FOB FREEDOM OP SLAVES "Item. — Upon the decease of my wife, it is my will and desire, that all the slaves which...receive their freedom. To emancipate them during her 1 if e, would, though earnestly wished by me, be attended with such insuperable difficulties, on account...
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The Negro from Africa to America

Willis Duke Weatherford - African Americans - 1924 - 487 pages
...freedom of his Negroes: "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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Seventy-five Years of White House Gossip: From Washington to Lincoln

Edna Mary Colman - Presidents - 1925 - 334 pages
...extensively quoted is thus expressed : "Upon the decease of my wife it is my will and desire that all slaves which I hold in my own right shall receive their freedom." Upon the disposition of his slaves, the General devoted more space and specific attention than to any...
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Last Will and Testament of George Washington, of Mount Vernon: The Only ...

George Washington - 1926 - 65 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...I hold in my own right shall receive their freedom 6 — To emanci-pate them during her life, would tho earnestly wished by me, be attended with such...
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The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript ..., Volume 37

George Washington - United States - 1931
...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 th[at] all the Slaves which...free[dom.] To emancipate them during [her] life, would, tho' earnestly wish[ed by] me, be attended with such insu[perab]le difficulties on account of thei[r...
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A Necessary Evil?: Slavery and the Debate Over the Constitution

University of Wisconsin--Madison Center for the Study of the American - History - 1995 - 289 pages
...Creator. GEORGE WASHINGTON Last Will and Testament, July 9, I79939 . . . Upon the decease of my 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 intermixture...
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Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860

Thomas D. Morris - Law - 1996 - 575 pages
...of the slaves he possessed belonged to him. As he put it in his will: Upon the decease (of) my wife, it is my Will and desire th(at) all the Slaves which...receive their free(dom.) To emancipate them during (her)life, would, tho' earnestly wish(ed by) me, be attended with such insu(perab)le difficulties on...
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Law's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law

Peter Brooks, Paul Gewirtz - Law - 1996 - 290 pages
...to vindicate his revolutionary reputation, writing in his own hand: "Upon the decease [of] my wife, it is my Will and desire th[at] all the Slaves which I hold in [my] own right, shall receive their free[dom]."31 Given one chance to speak in the Henrico County courthouse nine months later, a rebelling...
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