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UNIVERSITY 3IISS0UHIAX, SL'MlAY, OCTOBER 19, 1913.
I'niircrt at Assembly.
The University Cadet Band will give
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FOUND IB WILLS
Slaves Then Often Received
Their Freedom by
FORM SAME NOW
Little Change In Manner of
Writing Wills In Probate
A man who lived in this modern age
acquired modern property and just
before he died he made a will. Hut
in form there was very little in that
will which was different from the
wills of almost a century ago. This
will of the modem time, which is the
last one on record in the ollice of John
P. Murry, probate judge of Boone
County, is dated February 12, 1913,
but it begins with the same phrases
which are contained in the oldest will
in Judge Murry's ollice, a will dated
April 20, 1S21. Very little evolution in
form is to be seen. Kven the signa
tures are made in the same manner,
by a cross. Neither of the men, the
one of this year nor the one of ninety-
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i A"o j ears ago, could sign his name.
. Many of the wills in Judge Murry's
office do show an evolution, however,
' 2 en though they still retain the open
ing clause in which the testator de
' lares that he is "In feeble and un
certain health but sound and dispos
I ing mind," or that he "realizes the un
j eitainty of life and the certainty of
i jath." Some but not all makers of
wills have ceased "willing and be
! .uoathing this body back to the earth
i from which it came," or "resigning the
body to the dust." Many still declare
in their wills that they wish their
bodies to be given a "decent burial,"
or to be" buried in a decent Christian
Slates In Old Wills.
In the wills made before the Civil
ATar slaves occupy a prominent place.
Seldom was one made then that did
.lot contain something about slaves.
-Most of them expressed a desire that
the slaves should become the property
of the heirs of the testator. Some per
sons, however, made a disposal of the
slaves which showed a higher spirit.
In his will, dated November 5, 1849,
Thomas Hidgeway specified that when
l.e died his woman slave, Nancy, and
her five children were to be set free.
Nancy was also to be given his farm
of 112 acres, his household goods, one
horste or mule, as many sheep as she
wanted from his Hock, hogs enough to
make her bacon for a year, two cows,
provisions for herself 'and her children
for a year and feed enough for her
stock for a year. The property be
'ongin;; to the estate was to be sold
and the money which it brought lent
out. The interest was to go to the
support of Nancy until her children
became 21 years old. Then all the
personal property was to be divided
between Nancy and her children.
('ate Shnes Their Freedom.
In one will is to be found this
"I also bequeath to my slave. John,
his freedom, one horse, a bridle and
In another the slaves were to be
come the property of the wife of the -testator
until her death and were then
to receive their freedom. One wom
an in making her will stated that the
cs of the estate of her husband
.vho was dead, should be well supplied
with bed clothes from her estate.
This a typical clause from a will
made before the Civil War:
"I further will aid bequeath to my
son Fountain one man slave named
Mm, a boy named John, one bay horse,
i white cow, one turned top black wal
nut bedstead and a bed."
One old will which does not mention
slaves disposed of the property of the
estator in the following manner:
n.e wife was to receive the farm,
i small one, and one black mare. She
was to have a monument put up to
he giave of the testator. The only
on was to receive the sorrel mare
.aniejl Nell, the white-faced cow and
er calf, the spotted heifer, the broad
, the square, the plumb, one of the
ii-g.illoii kettles and the old gray
.oi ss provided he would take care of
One daughter was to receive the
mown mare, one cow named Rose and
ler heifer, the foot adz, the oven and
the stewing pot.
Another daughter was to receive a
and calf, the red two-year-old
heiler, the log cabin and the other 1(1
Thej Had to l'aj a IMit.
The son and daughterr first men
tioned were to pay a debt on the farm
received from the will. The rest of
in consideration of the property they
in consideration of the property they
e tools were to be divided between
the three children as they choose. A
grandson was to receive the rifle gun
ind the shot flask if he was living at
he time of the death of the testator
and was large enough to shoot a gun.
One man, who declared he knew he
!d not have "very much more time
fo spend in this uncertain life," willed '
is wife all his property except enough
lousy to buy each of his five children
live-dollar gold ring with his name'
engraved on It. j
At the very close of one will is this
"Half of my wheat fan belongs to
my brother John." -5 j
The oldest wills in Judge Murry's'
office were written with pens made
from goose quills. Some of them have '
almost faded out. I
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Faculty to (.'he Program in Auditor
ium Tomorrow 'iglit.
Stephens College announces a fac
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tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock. The
following program will be given:
Aria from Robert le Diable Meyer
beer Mrs. Lucas. Sonata for violin
and piano Beethoven Miss Hibbard
and Mr. Gauntlett. Sunshine Song
Grieg. Ave Maria Dacli-Gonoud
(with violin and obligate) Mrs. Lucas.
The Little God and the Machine
Hrainerd (reading) Miss Julia
Krantz.. Hallad for Piano Liszt
Mr. Gauntlett. Juliet's Song, Slater:
Love has Wings, Rogers; The Swan
Bent Low to the Lily, and Long Ago.
Sweetheart, MacDowell. i
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