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Transcribed by Francine Jones, 21 May 2001

                               WILL OF

                         MALAKIAH DEES

In the name of God Amen.  I Malakiah Dees of the State of South Carolina,

Marion District, being frail in bodyly health but of sound and disposing

mind and memory, thanks to Almighty God for the same, do make and con-

stitute this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following--

First,after my decease, I request my body to be decently buried and all my

Just debts to be paid.  Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son Malakiah Dees

all the property I may died pofsefsed of both real and personal, to him, his

heirs and afsigns forever.  I neverthelefs authorise and empower my Execu-

tors herein after named to dispose of any, or all of my said estate both

real and personal, either at private or publick sale, as to them may seem

expedient- and the proceeds arising therefrom to be used for the purpose

of Schooling and supporting my said Son, so far as may be required, and

the balance to be kept at Interest untill my said Son shall become of age

And lastly. I do nominate constitute and appoint my three friends, John

Gregg, Samuel E Wilson, and Christopher Bailey, Executors of this my last

will and testament, and I do hereby revoke, disannull, and make void all

other wills by me heretofore made, and acknowledge this and no other to be

my last will and testament, In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this thirty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thou-

sand eight hundred and thirty two and fifty sixth year of American Inde-

Signed sealed and acknowledged                  Malakiah X Dees (SEAL)
in the presense of

Wm. T. Wilson

Tobias Baly

Elias Thompson

Recoreded in Will Book 1, Page 232

Recorded Feby. 25th 1833

E. B. Wheeler, Ordinary

Roll No. 207          

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