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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1671-1681
Volume 15, Page 420   View pdf image (33K)
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420 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1678-1681.
Lib. R. had not told the sd Trueman some news he the sd Edmund
being lately come from Pottomack, and he the sd Edmund
Answering that he had but old news brought in by Captn
Sheppard, and some news already common concerning the
Sinniquos and one Dickison of Charles County wch the Depo-
nent related to the sd Hunton whereupon the sd Hunton told
him that he had news for him (vizt) that a Boy in Charles
County rangeing for his Masters horse mett a single Indian,
wch Indian asked the Boy whither he mett more Indians, and
the boy answering negatively the Indian seemed to wonder;
ffor (said the Indian) those English called the Romans and
the Sinniquos are to joine together and kill all the Protestants
To which the Deponent answering that the Story was very
idle, Then (quoth the said Hunton) tis not soe Idle but I
beleive you know of it, which the Deponent Denying Hunton
added that he beleived it to be true, for he was certain as
'twas also credibly reported and certainly known that three
Priests were gone out of the Province and about this business
but to what place he knew not, and that he had the report
from a very credible person (viz) Major Trueman, and that
Major Trueman had it from very credible men of Charles
County, and from a Boy that was knowne to be noe lyar, and
for that reason (said he) wee must stand upon our owne
Defence, in testimony whereof the said Edmond McDermott
has hereunto sett his hand the Day abovesaid
Taken before me Edmo Dermott
Geor. Talbot
p. 236 Mr Nicholas Bodkin being the said Day sworne before me
on the holy Evangelists saith that he was present when the sd
Mordecai said that he heard that the boy reported that the
Indian said that the English called Romans and the Sinniquos
were to joine and kill the Protestants, and when Hunton said
the words [we must stand to our Defence] or words to that
purpose. In Testimony whereof he hath hereunto putt his
taken before me Nicholas Bodkin
Geor. Talbot

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