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Will of John B. Mitchell
I, John B. Mitchell, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Commission Merchant, do make, publish and declare this instrument to be my last Will, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
FIRST: I direct my Executors to pay all my lawful debts, funeral and Testamentary expenses as soon after my decease as is practicable.
SECOND: I give and bequeath to my daughter, Marguerite Mitchell, the Dominion of Canada War Loan Bond (No. Bo33115) for Five hundred dollars, which I purchased with proceeds received from the Estate of my son, John B. Mitchell, and which bond is locked in my office safe with other papers belonging to the Estate of my said son, John B. Mitchell, and I direct that my said daughter shall have this bond absolutely and forever.
THIRD: I give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder
of my property and estate to my wife, Anna Mitchell, absolutely and forever.
LASTLY: I nominate, constitute and appoint my wife, ANNA MITCHELL and
my friend, THOMAS WINTER, both of St. John’s, Newfoundland, executrix and
executor hereof, and I direct that they shall not be required to furnish any
bond or other security for the due performance of their duties.
Signed published and declared by the above named Testator John B.
as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at
his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses. (the initial letter “B” having
been twice interlined in the second paragraph hereof)
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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