17-WS.} The State of South Carolina Charleston District, N-26 } In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Paine, of the city of Charleston in the state aforesaid Harbour Master, being indisposed in body, but of perfect sound mind and memory do make and declare the following to be my last will and testament to wit. First I commit my soul into the handsof my God & Creator in hopes of future salvation and happiness through the intercession of my blessed Lord & Redeemer Jesus Christ. I request my Executric hereinafter named to have my body buried with as much decent economy as possible as I always was averse to extravagant funeral expences. I will give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah all the property both real & personal which I May have and possess at the time of my decease to her & for her sole use & benefit to enjoy and to do with as she shall think fit and proper to her heirs and assigns forever. But it is my wish & desire that should there remain any part of the afore- given & devised property at the time of the decease of my said beloved wife Sarah, that the same shall be equally divided between the children of my two sons Thomas & Joseph for them their heirs & assigns for ever. I nominate & appoint my beloved wife Sarah to be my sole Executrix to this my last will & testament, hereby revoking & annulling all or any other testament heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal at Charleston the 27th day of december 1827.
THOMAS PAINE (LS)
Signed Sealed & acknowledged by the testator to be her last will and testament in our presence---------------------------
Edw s . Bacon - Alex. Berry - Lewis Roux
Proved before James D. Mitchell Esq. O.C.T.D. 5th March 1828 at same time qualified Sarah Paine Executrix--------------------- d
Record in will book G-1826-1834
Recorded on page 205 original
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