In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter Wechsone of Washington County and the Province of Maryland, yeoman being very sick and weak in heart of body but of sound mind and given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner following. I recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian the Discretion of my Executors. And touching his Worldly Estate where it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the issue in the following manner. First, I give and bequeath to David, my dearly beloved son, the sum of eleven pounds lawful money of the State of Maryland to be issued and received out of my Estate. Also, I give unto Eve, my son John's wife, the sum of seven pounds lawful money, aforesaid to be levied and raised out of my estate, and also I give unto She the Big Iron Pot and one Pewter Basin for her trouble. Also I allow my Lord and Honorable Estate to be...and Divided Equally among all my children that is now alife. Also I allow my first born son, Michael issued the seal...which I devise, constitute make and ordain the sole executor of this my last will and testament. And I hereby utterly disallow and revoke all former Testaments, wills, legacies and executors satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight.

Signed, Sealed, Published...and declared by the said Peter Wechsone as his last will and testament in the presence of us all.

Witnessed by Jacob Bakely, David Kerner.

On the back of the original will of the said Peter Wechsone are the following endorsements: -Washington County...29th Dec. 1778, there came Michael Whetstone and Michael Ruff Executors of the last will and testament of Peter Whetstone, Deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that this instrument of writing is a true and will of said deceased that have come to their hands and possession and they do not know of any others. -Certified by Thomas Sprigg, Reg.

Washington County...29th of December 1778, there came Jacob Bakley and David Kerner the two subscribing Witnesses to the within last will and testament of Peter Wechsone, late of said county deceased and formally made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the Testator herein named sign....this Will that they...publish...and declare be his last will and testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and they respectively subscribed this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other.

This is the last Will and Testament of Peter Whetstine-
-also known as Peter Wetzstein/Peter Whetstone.