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Executors of estate find Robert Busby, "ex-slave," and give him inheritance

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AGED EX-SLAVE.

Left a Fortune of $50,000 by His Former Master.

Benton Harbor, Mich., Sept 29.

--Robert Busby, an old ex-slave, was today advised by a Charleson (S. C.) lawyer that his former master, Bradford North, who died four years ago, has left him an inheritance of $50,000. The old planter left an immense estate, and his fondness for Busby, who had been his slave for 33 years, led him to remember him in his will.

Ever since the death of North the executors of his estate have been searching for Busby. Advertisements have appeared in all the principal newspapers, making inquiries for his whereabouts. One of these was recently seen by a friend of the old ex-slave and he was advised of his good fortune. Busby will leave at once for Charleston to secure his inheritance. He is 60 years old.--Cincinnati Enquirer.

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