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The Daily Dispatch: March 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 58 0 Browse Search
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ledger of a merchant — is taken up with an enumeration of his titles. The will occupies, we believe, about a dozen pages. One of the most curious wills we ever saw, is that of the celebrated Alexander Campbell, once a great lawyer in this city. Among other curious requests, he desires that no tombstone may be erected over his remains, for the reason that if every man who died had a tombstone, the earth would soon become a solid pavement. This will is recorded in the Hustings Court.--There is another in the County Court, a much greater curiosity, in which a bequest is made to a son of a sibling, to buy a rope to hang himself. Tom Sheridan's answer to his father, who threatened to cut him off with a shilling, "Pray, sir, couldn't you pay in advance," seems borrowed from this will. A testator in Goochland county, many years ago, devised his whole estate, a pretty considerable one, to the "righteous poor," and another, in another county, "to all free negroes that feared the Lord."