Subject to his debts is void
Brandon vs Robinson 18 Vesey 429
Bradley vs Pixoto 3 Ves 324
The court having taken jurisdiction of the case should dispose of it as a whole -- and should not refer back the question as a legal one, because a legal remedy exists in reference to the five negroes in possession of Amos L Dell, at date of the will and Testators death --
C Ten Rep 243
Thompsons Digest 192
If the five slaves were not a gift then they were an advancement, and the defendant is bound to return them with an account of their hires.
Advancements are gifts of personalty for the [?] and settling of children, remaining in childs possession at death of Father -- While child remains with Father gift does not take effect -- but a removal of self and slaves makes it operative -- value at time of delivery.
Meadows vs Meadows 11 [?] 148 N.C.