"Hanover 20th Augt. 1809.
Cap. John W. Ellis.
... I am about starting down the Country and never before having made a will & should anything happen to prevent my making one,
... the next four dividents I wish my admr. to lay out in the purchase, schooling, clothing & 'having emancipated a mulatto girl named Hahal now the property of Col. Thomas Tinsley.
... The two next I wish laid out in schooling and clothing a mulatto girl that I purchased of Mrs. Bowler & emancipated her in Hanover Court the eight, tenth & Twelvth, the same as the first divident provided she is living at the time of their becoming due, the ninth, eleventh & thirteen to be equally divided between the two mulatto girls before mentioned. ...John Bowe."
"At a Court of Monthly Session held for Hanover County at the Courthouse on Wednesday the 27th of December 1809... "
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