April 18th 2 o’clock in the morning Friday
To my five daughters I wish to bequeath my property in the funds. To Benjamin & Lewis the two negroes now in Benjamins possession
my five remaining negroes Emily I wish liberated as soon as you break up housekeeping here; Martha Ann at the death of her old grandmother, in the meantime to live with her and take care of her. To Betsy Hemmings, Sally & Wormley I wish my children to give time. If liberated they would be obliged to leave the state of Virginia. To my dear George I have nothing but my love to leave, and in any division made of my books that he should have a share. In dividing the plate among you, I wish Jefferson to have the casseroles, & Mr. Coolidge the duck. To Nicholas I leave my fathers clock.
written by mama’s request