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door, when he was hindered by his wife urging and beging of
him not to get his gun, he turned and picked up a large stick
swearing and cursing and with both hands struck my head. I
fended it off as much as I could, with a small cane I rode with,
otherwise the consequence might be worse than you see.
During this his proceedings, I desired him to desist and that
I should go away, without proceeding any further and leave
the matter to your committee, he swore I should not have
the liberty to go out of his inclosures, as he was fully deter-
mined to kill me. While he was about to repeat his strokes
I began to ride off, he closely pursued with stones, swearing
he would kill me, I rode as quick as I could, and hapily was
let out of his field by a servant of Edward Bossman's, else he
undoubtly would have overtaken me. The servant gave me
an Intimation to ride away as fast as I could, otherwise he
would kill me. I believe it was his intention, when I got out
of his field. I then turned and told him I would acquaint the
committee of his actings to day; he answer'd the committee
and I might kiss his arse and be damned, pulling his coat
apart behind, for a parcel of roguish damn'd sons of bitches,
and if they came there he would use them in the same manner
as I have done you &c. &c. &c.
Thus Gentlemen I have acted by your authority, till I can
act no more without endangering my life, which I am deter-
mined not to do any longer without your protection, all which
I leave to your present consideration and immediate assistance,
as I have called a number of yandues to-morrow.
I am, Gentlemen, your humble Servt
November 18th 1776. James Bosley.
Sworn to in Committee. Witness Saml Purviance Junr
To Honble Committee of Baltimore County.
Vincent Traplin abused Bosley the officer and cursed the
[Lux to Jenifer.]
In Committee Baltimore 25th Nov. 1776.
Gentlemen. In consequence of your letter of the 23d sum-
mons are issued to Vincent Trapnal, Henry Guyson, James
Smith, George Brown and James Bosley to attend you Hon-
ourable Board the 4th December.
You have inclosed a further deposition on the same subject,
and we apprehend a summons from your Board will have
more effect, than one from our committee, and indeed we are
very suspicious that the present summons will not be obeyed.
We are Gentn Your most obedt. Servts,
(per order) Willm Lux V. Chairman.
The Honble Daniel of St. Thos. Jenifer Esq.
Presidt of the Council of Safety, Annapolis