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Letter from Daniel Willis to Richard Caswell
Willis, Daniel
October 10, 1777
Volume 11, Page 780

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DANIEL WILLIS SENR. TO GOV. CASWELL RESPECTING ADMTN. &C.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]


Oct. 10th 1777.

May it Please Your Excellency

I have a small favr. to begg If your Excellency will be pleased to grant it Viz. as my Deceas'd Brother Agerton Willis gave the graitest Part of his Estate to his Molata boy Joseph and as he is a born slave & not set free Agreeable to Law my Brothers heirs are not satisfied that he shall have it. I am One of the Exectrs. and by Mr. M. Grice's Directions have the Estate in my possession as the Trustee Refused giving Security that the boy should have it when off Age If he Could Inherit it and now this seting of counsel some of them Intends to Apply for Administration as graitest Credittors. I am my Brothers heir at Law and if Administration is to be obtained I will apply myself Before the Rise of the Counsel and begg your Excellency will not grant it to any off them Untill I Come your Excellency's Compliance will graitly Oblige your most Obedient Humble Servt to Command

DAN. WILLIS, SEN.

Pray Excuse my freedm.