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Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1649/50-1657
Volume 10, Page 192   View pdf image (33K)
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            192 Court and Testamentary Business, 1649 50.




        Liber B.   Defdt ought to be a Sufficient discharge for him touching this

              debt against the plt and doth therefore allow of the Defdts Said

              plea in that particular, and doth Order that the plts Suit be dis-

              missed with Court Charges and one hundred pounds of

              Tobacco to be paid by the plt to the Deft in respect of his

                            Charges and trouble therein Sustained but

              rat the Court 22d Novr]

                            the Deft in open Court remitteth the Said

              hundred pounds of Tobacco for his Said trouble and Charges.



                The Deposition of Ralph Hareliton aged 21 years or there-

              abouts Sworn and examd this 12th of Novembr 1652 Saith

                That Paul Simpson corneing to the house of my Master

              William Lewis at Port tobacke about the beginning of Novem-

              ber was twelve Months, he told my Master that he was bound

              up the River upon a hunting voyage, my Sd Master being

              bound then upon the like Occasion up the River, the Sd Simp-

              son desired my Master in regard he could not Speak to the

              Indians nor understand them, that they might Joyn together

              and what meat was killed to be Shared equally between them

              whereupon my Said Master left his own boat at home and put

              his Gunns and powder and Shott with two barrells of Salt and

              a Tunn of Cask aboard of Simpson's Vessell, and went up with

              him himself and Carried the Deponent with him and goeing

              up the River We were informed that there were Apomattocks

        p. 341     Men a hunting at Pascattaway wither Wee were bound, and my

              Said Master having Comission carried us up there, where We

              took their goods which were three Tunns and a half of Cask

              almost a hogshead of Salt 2 Gunns a hhd of Meat, which

              goods my Sd Master put a board Simpson's boat, and wish't

              him to meet him at Gingawaticks, and that in his way he

              Should take in Some Meat of my Said Master's at Pascatta-

              way being ten deer in quantity, the which meat was put a

              board by the Deponent and from thence the Said Simpson and

              the Depont came down to Gingawatick, where my Said Master

              met with us, and provided us a house and procured us Indians,

              And there Settled us, this being done the Said Simpson told

              my Said Master, that he might return home about his business

              and promised that at his return from hunting he would put

              into Portabacke where the meat which was killed Should be

              divided between him and my Said Master, and that Mr Copley

              Should have a Share out of his own Meat, Whereupon my

              Said Master left us having occasion to goe down to St Maries

              to ifetch up Cattle, and the Said Simpson desired my Master

              to bring him up Some powder from Master Copley upon my

              Master's departure he gave to the Deponent a Charge that I

              Should be diligent to doe whatsoever I was Commanded by

              the Said Simpson my Master having left us, Simpson Corn-


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