The Vanderbilts and the Story of Their Fortune

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Belford, Clarke, 1886 - Capitalists and financiers - 310 pages
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Page 291 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said William Kemp as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
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