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Will of Peter Powell
Lancaster County Archives
NOTE: This is typed as it was written. The spelling errors are as it was found in the source...
Will of Peter Powell, Lancaster County Archives Book K-1-618
In the name of God Amen. I Peter Powell of Lampeter Township in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania Yeoman being very weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Do hereby make my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I recommend my Soul to God my Creator and my Body to the dust to be decently Interred at the discretion of my Executors in full hopes of a Glorious Resurrection and an happy admission in and through the merits and intercession of my Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, into the Regions of Bliss and immortality.
Item - it is my Will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid off and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
Item - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Christina the sum of two hundred pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania to be paid to her by my executors one year after my decease and likewise one bed and bedstead at her option, and the remainder to be equally divided amongst my children share and share alike.
Item - it is my will and I do order that a certain lot or parcel of ground situate in Warwick Township be sold either at private or public sale as soon conveniently may be after my decease by my executors
and lastly I do hereby nominate my beloved wife Christina and my trusty friend David Burkholder Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making null and void all and every other Will or Wills Testament and Testaments by me heretofore made published or declared. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the thirteenth day of May 1813 Peter Powell (Seal)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of Christian Musselman, Benjamin Landis, Joseph Jorde