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Last Will and Testament
John Poythress

State of No Carolina
Town of Beaufort            In the name of
                                       God Amen
     I John Poythress being weak in body
but of sound mind do this day make & ordain
this my last Will & Testament in manner & form
     following viz.
     Imprs. My spirit I commit to the Superintend
=ance of him from whom I received life.
     My Body I recommend to be decently in
=terred at the discretion of my Executrix here
in after named.
     My effects, & debts, active & passive I
give to my beloved wife Polly Poythress, to
her, her heirs & assigns for ever.
     Lastly I nominate & appoint by be
loved wife Polly my sole Executrix
Ratifying & confirming this my only true
Will & Testament & disannulling
all former wills by me made.
Sign'd Seal'd publish'd &     )     Octr. 23rd 1813
pronounced in presence of   )
Wm. Bell
                                            John Poythress (Seal)
Jno. Hyson