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thereon at the time of my decease, in trust for the use and benefit of “ The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, and Masonic Jurisdiction thereto belonging,” and to be paid over by the said trustees to the said Grand Lodge, for the purpose of being invested in some safe stock or funds, or other good security, and the dividends and interest arising therefrom to be again so invested and added to the capital, without applying any part thereof to any other purpose, until the whole capital shall amount to thirty thousand dollars, when the same shall for ever after remain a permanent fund or capital of the said amount of thirty thousand dollars, the interest whereof shall be applied from time to time to the relief of

poor and respectable brethren ; and, in order that the real and benevolent

purposes of masonic institutions may be attained, I recommend to the several lodges not to admit to membership, or to receive members from other lodges, unless the applicants shall absolutely be seen of sound and good morals.

VIII. I give and bequeath unto Philip Peltz, John Lentz, Francis Hesley, Jacob Baker, and Adam Young, of Passyunk township, in the county of Philadelphia, the sum of six thousand dollars, in trust that they or the survivors or survivor of them shall purchase a suitable piece of ground, as near as may be in the centre of said township, and thereon erect a substantial brick building, sufficiently large for a schoolhouse, and the residence of a schoolmaster, one part thereof for poor male white children, and the other part for poor female white children of said township; and as soon as the said schoolhouse shall have been built, that they, the said trustees, or the survivors or survivor of them, shall convey the said piece of ground and house thereon erected, and shall pay over such balance of said sum as may remain unexpended, to any board of directors and their successors in trust which may at the time exist or be by law constituted, consisting of at least twelve discreet inhabitants of the said township, and to be annually chosen by the inhabitants thereof; the said piece of ground and house to be carefully maintained by said directors and their successors solely for the purposes of a school as aforesaid for ever, and the said balance to be securely invested as a permanent fund, the interest thereof to be applied from time to time towards the education in the said school of any number of such poor white children of said township, and I do hereby recommend to the citizens of said township to make additions to the fund whereof I have laid the foundation.

IX. I give and devise my house, and lot of ground thereto belonging, situate in rue Ramouet aux Chartrons, near the city of Bourdeaux, in France, and the rents, issues, and profits thereof, to my brother, Etienne Girard, and my niece, Victoire Fenellon, (daughter of my late sister Sophia Girard Čapayron, both residing in France,) in equal moieties for the life of my said brother, and, on his decease, one moiety of the said house and lot to my said niece Victoire, and her heirs for ever, and the other moiety to the six children of my said brother, namely, John Fabricius, Marguerite, Ann Henriette, Jean August, Marie, and Madelaine Henrietta, share and share alike, (the issue of any deceased child, if more than one, to take amongst them the parent's share,) and their heirs for ever.

X. I give and bequeath to my said brother, Etienne Girard, the sum of five thousand dollars, and the like sum of five thousand dollars to each

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XII. I give and bequeath absolutely to my niece Antoinetta, now married to Mr. Hemphill, the sum of ten thousand dollars, and I also. give and bequeath to her the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be paid over to a trustee or trustees, to be appointed by my executors, which trustee or trustees shall place and continue the said sum of fifty thousand dollars upon good security, and pay the interest and dividends thereof, as they shall from time to time accrue, to my said niece for her separate use, during the term of her life; and from and immediately after her decease to pay and distribute the capital to and among such of her children and the issue of deceased children, and in such parts and shares, as she the said Antoinetta, by any instrument under her hand and seal, executed in the presence of at least two credible witnesses, shall direct and appoint; and for default of such appointment, then to and among the said children and issue of deceased children in equal shares, such issue of deceased children, if more than one, to take only the share which their deceased parent would have taken if living.

XIII. I give and bequeath unto my niece Carolina, now married to Mr. Haslam, the sum of ten thousand dollars, to be paid over to a trustee or trustees to be appointed by my executors, which trustee or trustees shall place and continue the said money upon good security, and pay the interest and dividends thereof from time to time as they shall accrue to my said niece, for her separate use, during the term of her life; and from and immediately after her decease to pay and distribute the capital to and among such of her children and issue of deceased children, and in such parts and shares, as she the said Carolina, by any instrument under her hand and seal, executed in the presence of at least two credible witnesses, shall direct and appoint; and for default of such appointment, then to and among the said children, and issue of deceased children, in equal shares, such issue of deceased children, if more than one, to take only the share which the deceased parent would have taken if living; but if my said niece Carolina shall leave no issue, then the said trustee or trustees, on her decease, shall pay the said capital, and any interest accrued thereon, to and among Caroline Lallemand (niece of the said Carolina) and the children of the aforesaid Antoinetta Hemphill, share and share alike.

XIV. I give and bequeath to my niece Henrietta, now married to Dr. Clark, the sum of ten thousand dollars; and I give and bequeath to her daughter Caroline, in the last clause above named, the sum of twenty thousand dollars--the interest of the said sum of twenty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be applied to the maintenance and education of the said Caroline during her minority, and the principal, with any accumulated interest, to be paid to the said Caroline on her arrival at the age of twenty-one years.

XV. Unto each of the captains who shall be in my employment at the time of my decease, either in port or at sea, having charge of one of my ships or vessels, and having performed at least two voyages in my

service, I give and bequeath the sum of fifteen hundred dollars-provided he shall have brought safely into the port of Philadelphia, or, if at sea at the time of my decease, shall bring safely into that port, my ship or vessel last intrusted to him, and also that his conduct during the last

voyage shall have been in every respect conformable to my instructions to him.

XVI. All persons who, at the time of my decease, shall be bound to me by indenture, as apprentices or servants, and who shall then be under age, I direct my executors to assign to suitable masters immediately after my decease, for the remainder of their respective terms, on conditions as favourable as they can in regard to education, clothing, and freedom dues : to each of the said persons in my service and under age at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred dollars, which sum respectively I direct my executors safely to invest in public stock, to apply the interest and dividends thereof towards the education of the several apprentices or servants for whom the capital is given respectively, and at the termination of the apprenticeship or service of each to pay to him or her the said sum of five hundred dollars and any interest accrued thereon, if any such interest shall remain unexpended; in assigning any indenture, preference shall be given to the mother, father, or next relation, as assignee, should such mother, father, or relative desire it, and be at the same time respectable and competent.

XVII. I give and bequeath to Francis Hesley (son of Mrs. S. Hesley, who is mother of Marianne Hesley) the sum of one thousand dollars over and above such sum as may be due to him at my

decease. XVIII. I charge my real estate in the State of Pennsylvania with the payment of the several annuities or sums following, (the said annuities to be paid by the treasurer or other proper officer of the city of Philadelphia, appointed by the corporation thereof for the purpose, out of the rents and profits of said real estate hereinafter directed to be kept constantly rented,) namely:

1st. I give and bequeath to Mrs. Elizabeth Ingersoll, widow of Jared Ingersoll, Esq., late of the city of Philadelphia, counsellor-atlaw an annuity, or yearly sum of one thousand dollars, to be paid in half-yearly payments, in advance, of five hundred dollars each, during her life.

2d. I give and bequeath to Mrs. Catharine Girard, now widow of Mr. J.B. Hoskins, who died in the Isle of France, an annuity or yearly sum of four hundred dollars, to be paid in half-yearly payments, in advance, of two hundred dollars each, during her life.

3d. I give and bequeath to Mrs. Jane Taylor, my present housekeeper, (the widow of the late Captain Alexander Taylor, who was master of my ship Helvetius, and died in my employment,) an annuity or yearly sum of five hundred dollars, to be paid in half-yearly payments, in advance, of two hundred and fifty dollars each, during her life.

4th. I give and bequeath to Mrs. S. Hesley, my housekeeper at my place in Passyunk township, an annuity or yearly sum of five hundred dollars, to be paid in half-yearly payments, in advance, of two hundred and fifty dollars each, during her life.

5th. I give and bequeath to Marianne Hesley, daughter of Mrs. S.

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Hesley, an annuity or yearly sum of three hundred dollars, to be paid to her mother, for her use, in half-yearly payments, in advance, of one hundred and fifty dollars each, until ihe said Marianne shall have attained the age of twenty-one years, when the said annuity shall cease, and the said Marianne will receive the five hundred dollars given to her and other indented persons, according to Clause XVI. of this will.

6th. I give and bequeath to my late housekeeper, Mary Kenton, an annuity or yearly sum of three hundred dollars, to be paid in halfyearly payments, in advance, of one hundred and fifty dollars each, during her life.

7th. I give and bequeath to Mrs. Deborah Scott, sister of Mary Kenton, and wife of Mr. Edwin T. Scott, an annuity or yearly sum of three hundred dollars, to be paid in half-yearly payments, in advance, of one hundred and fifty dollars each, during her life. 18th. I give and bequeath to Mrs. Catharine M‘Laren, sister of Mary Kenton, and wife of Mr. M. M*Laren, an annuity or yearly sum of three hundred dollars, to be paid in half-yearly payments, in advance, of one hundred and fifty dollars each, during her life. 1.9th. I give and bequeath to Mrs. Amelia G. Taylor, wife of Mr. Richard M. Taylor, an annuity or yearly sum of three hundred dollars, to he paid in half-yearly payments, in advance, of one hundred and fifty dollars each, during her life.

XIX. All that part of my real and personal estate, near Washita, in the State of Louisiana, the said real estate consisting of upwards of two hundred and eight thousand arpens or acres of land, and including therein the settlement hereinafter-mentioned, I give, devise, and bequeath, as follows, namely:

1. I give, devise, and bequeath to the Corporation of the City of New Orleans, their successors and assigns, all that part of my real estate constituting the settlement formed on my behalf by my particular friend, Judge Henry Bree, of Washita, consisting of upwards of one thousand arpens or acres of land, with the appurtenances and improvements thereon, and also all the personal estate thereto belonging, and thereon remaining, including upwards of thirty slaves now on said settlement, and their increase, in trust, however, subject to the following reservations :

I desire that no part of the said estate or property, or the slaves thereon, or their increase, shall be disposed of or sold for the term of twenty years from and after my decease, should the said Judge Henry Bree survive me and live so long, but that the said settlement shall be kept up by the said Judge Henry Bree, for and during said term of twenty years, as if it was his own; that is, it shall remain under his sole care and control: he shall improve the same by raising such produce as he may deem most advisable, and, after paying taxes, and all expenses in keeping up the settlement, by clothing the slaves and otherwise, he shall have and enjoy for his own use all the nett profits of said settlement. Provided, however, and I desire that the said Judge Henry Bree shall render annually to the Corporation of the City of New Orleans a report of the state of the settlement, the income and expenditure thereof, the number and increase of the slaves, and the nett result of the whole. I desire that, at the expiration of the said term of twenty years, or on the decease of the said Judge Henry Bree, should he not live so

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long, the land and improvements forming said settlement, the slaves thereon or thereto belonging, and all other appurtenant personal property, shall be sold, as soon as the said Corporation shall deem it advisable to do so, and the proceeds of the said sale or sales shall be applied by the said Corporation to such uses and purposes as they shall consider most likely to promote the health and general prosperity of the inhabitants of the city of New Orleans. But, until the said sale shall be made, the said Corporation shall pay all taxes, prevent waste or intrusion, and so manage the said settlement and the slaves, and their increase thereon, as to derive an income, and the said income shall be applied from time to time to the same uses and purposes for the health and general prosperity of the said inhabitants.

2. 'I give, devise, and bequeath to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia, their successors and assigns, two undivided third parts of all the rest and residue of my said real estate, being the lands unimproved near Washita, in the said State of Louisiana, in trust that, in common with the Corporation of the City of New Orleans, they shall pay the taxes on the said lands, and preserve them from waste or intrusion, for the term of ten years from and after my decease, and at the end of the said term, when they shall deem it advisable to do so, shall sell and dispose of their interest in said lands gradually from time to time, and apply the proceeds of such sales to the same uses and purposes hereinafter declared and directed of and concerning the residue of my personal estate.

3. And I give, devise, and bequeath to the Corporation of the City of New Orleans, their successors and assigns, the remaining one undivided third part of the said lands, in tru in common with the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia, to pay the taxes on the said lands, and preserve them from waste and intrusion, for the term of ten years from and after my decease, and at the end of the said term, when they shall deem it advisable to do so, to sell and dispose of their interest in said lands gradually from time to time, and to apply the proceeds of such sales to such uses and purposes as the said Corporation may consider most likely to promote the health and general prosperity of the inhabitants of the City of New Orleans.

XX. And whereas I have been for a long time impressed with the importance of educating the poor, and of placing them, by the early cultivation of their minds and the development of their moral principles, above the many temptations to which through poverty and ignorance they are exposed; and I am particularly desirous to provide for such a number of poor male white orphan children as can be trained in one institution a better education as well as a more comfortable maintenance than they usually receive from the application of the public funds : And whereas, together with the object just adverted to, I have sincerely at heart the welfare of the city of Philadelphia, and, as a part of it, am desirous to improve the neighbourhood of the river Delaware, so that the health of the citizens may be promoted and preserved, and that the eastern part of the city may be made to correspond better with the interior : Now, I do give, devise, and bequeath, all the residue and remainder of my real and personal estate, of every sort and kind, wheresoever situate (the real estate in Pennsylvania charged aforesaid), unto the “ Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia,” their suc

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