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     I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, residing in the Town of Hyde
Park, County of Dutchess, State of New York, do hereby
publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament,
hereby revoking all other wills and codicils at any time
heretofore made by me.
     First: I direct my Executors hereinafter named to pay
and discharge all my just debts and funeral expenses as
soon after my death as may be practicable.
     Second: I direct that all transfer, estate and
inheritance taxes and death duties and demands applicable
to or payable on account of all gifts, devises and bequests
made in and by the terms of this my Last Will and Testament
be held chargeable to and payable out of the assets of my
residuary estate and not chargeable to or payable by or
collectible from the persons to whom or for whose benefit
such gifts, devises and bequests are made.
     Third: I direct that my Executors hereinafter named
erect a simple stone over the grave of my wife and myself
to be located in the garden of my property in the Town of
Park, County of Dutchess and State of New York, preferably
in accordance with directions left by me in a separate
memorandum, the cost thereof to be paid by my Executors out
of my residuary estate.
     Fourth: I give and bequeath to the Rector, Wardens and
Vestby of ST. James Church, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New
York, of which I am Senior Warden, the sum of Five Thousand
Dollars ($5,000.00), to be added to the Cemetery Fund and
used for the upkeep of the Roosevelt family burial lots,
the grave of my wife and myself, and for general cemetery
upkeep purposes.
     Fifth: I give, devise and bequeath to Georgia Warm
Springs Foundation, a New York membership corporation, all
of the real estate located in Meriwether County, State of
Georgia, owned by me at the time of my death, with all the
buildings and improvements thereon,
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