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1798 will
« on: Saturday 23 December 17 03:36 GMT (UK) »
I am stuck. Can anyone please help me with completing the transcript of this 1798 Will.

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1. either as Wages from Government or prize
2. Money for the different Captures I have been
3. present at or assisting in making or what
4. in the very .... of my death I .... ....
5. my Heirs may become intitled to I ....
6. in the most extensive .... .... every thing in
7. my power to bequeath trusting to the wisdom
8. and Maternal Affection of my beloved Executrix
9. the manner of putting this my Will into
10. Execution In Witness whereof I have hereunto

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Re: 1798 will
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 December 17 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Meagre offering ...

6. in the most extensive Sense every thing in

Still puzzling over lines 4-5.

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Re: 1798 will
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 December 17 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. Every extra word is one step closer.
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Re: 1798 will
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 December 17 00:48 GMT (UK) »
Another word ...

5. my Heirs may become intitled to I mean

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Re: 1798 will
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 December 17 08:24 GMT (UK) »
Excellent.

This has certainly been a challenge.

Using your discoveries, I have now added to line 4.

4. in the very moment of my death I .... .... or

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Re: 1798 will
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 December 17 10:14 GMT (UK) »
Well done. I was thinking of moment but couldn't see the middle m. But I think you're right, and everything that doesn't appear to fit is just show-through from the other side.

At the end of line 4, the word immediately after I may be or, and it may read I or other my Heirs ?

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 December 17 20:37 GMT (UK) »
As I frequently say, it is obvious when someone else points it out. Good spotting. Thank you.

I really appreciate your help.

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Re: 1798 will
« Reply #7 on: Monday 25 December 17 21:26 GMT (UK) »
You're welcome. Enjoy the holidays :)