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  • Sample Bequest Language

    Residue -- Sample: I give, devise and bequeath to Elmira College, Elmira, New York 14901, all of my residual estate to be used for general purposes by the College.

    Specific Amount, designates a sum of money or specific property -- Sample: “I give, devise and bequeath to Elmira College, Elmira, New York 14901, $________________ to be used for general purposes by the College.”

    Percentage, entire – Sample: “I give, devise and bequeath to Elmira College, Elmira, New York 14901, a portion of my entire estate equal to %____________ thereof, to be used for general purposes by the College.”

    Percentage, Residuary -- Sample: “I give, devise and bequeath to Elmira College, Elmira, New York 14901, a portion of my residuary estate equal to %____________ thereof, to be used for general purposes by the College.”

    Please be advised that these samples are suggestions only. Legal documents should always be prepared by your own attorney.