Parents and Birthplace.
" money arising from the sales thereof in such other lands as they the said
" Gideon Langston, Charles Langston, and John Langston may wish it laid
>' out in. And I also give and devise to them the said Gideon Langston.
" Charles Langston, and John Langston and their heirs all the money that I
" may have at the time of my death, and also all the debts of every description
" that may be owing to me at that time except what I have hereinbefore
" particularly disposed of and what I may hereinafter particularly dispose of,
"and I desire that my executors, the survivors or survivor of them may
" either lay out that part of the above-mentioned money and debts which they
" the said Gideon Langston, Charles Langston and John Langston may be
" entitled to in lands or put it out at interest for their benefit until they
" severally attain the age of twenty-one years, and as they attain that age pay
" them their equal parts. And I moreover give io them the said Gideon
" Langston, Charles Langston and John Langston and their heirs all my
" United States Bank Stock, and also all my Virginia Bank Stock, and desire
" that my executors the survivors or survivor of them may receive the dividends
" as they become due on the said Bank Stock and apply the money to the
" support and maintenance of them the said Gideon Langston, Charles
" Langston, and John Langston if necessary, if not put it out at interest till
" they severally attain the age of twenty-one years, and as they attain that age
" pay them their equal parts of the said Bank Stock and interest, if any, that
" may have accrued.
" And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Mr. Nathaniel Mills and Mr.
" William D. Gooch, and my nephews David Thomson and John Quarles
" executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or
"former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. The foregoing will is
" wholly written by myself and will therefore require no subscribing witnesses
" to prove it.
" In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this
" 18th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
"(Signed) Ralph Quarles."
It is apparent from the gifts of landed and personal
property made in his will that Captain Quarles regarded the
sons of Lucy, described therein, as sustaining peculiar
relations to him as well as to her ; and, hence, his unusually
generous and considerate treatment of them. Could
his tender care of them, in their extreme youth, and his
careful attention to their education, as discovered by him
as soon as they were old enough for study, be made known,
one could understand, even more sensibly, how he loved
and cherished them ; being only prevented from giving them