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Will of Samuel Café
In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Café of Little Harbour near Twillingate in the District of Fogo, in the Island of Newfoundland, being very sick in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be unto God, do make this my last will and testament that is to say first I commit my soul into the hands of God and my body into the hands of my executors to be buried in decent Christian burial and as touching my worldly estate I give and bequeath the same in the following manner,
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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