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    Slave Document, Last Will and Testament of Thomas Sovell. Written on page one and two of the four integral pages, 7.5" x 11.75", April 24, 1729, Christ Church Parish, Barbados, on laid paper with a British Royal Crest watermark. Docketed on page four. Some tape repairs on verso, a few fold splits (mostly small) and a couple of tiny holes from iron gall ink. Boldly penned and very good.

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    Sovell, approaching death, divides his household goods and property (including his slaves) among his family. In part: "I give and bequeath unto my Mother one girl mulatta named Betty . . . unto my three Brothers . . . all the negroes and land . . . which my father bequeathed to me . . . to my loving wife Sarah Sovell two negro men & c. Quaminah and Caesar."

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