Baltimore Novem. 28th 1776.
Gentlemen. In a letter from you to the Committee of
observation wherein sundry Persons are to attend your Hon-
ourable Board on Wednesday next relative to some deposi-
tions taken by a certain James Bosley and others concerning
me and others. I beg the favour that you will be pleased to
order summons for the following persons to appear as evi-
dences in my behalf, viz. Hill Savage, Charles Prosser, Daniel
Thomas, John Thomas, Robert Love, Philip Love, Wm God-
dard, Wm Stanford, Richard Rhodes.
Several of the above named Persons being gone to Juniata
and the time being too short for such persons to attend I
humbly beg the Summons's for such persons may be issued to
some future day, and am, Gentlemen, with the greatest defer-
ence and respect, Your most humble Servant,
The Honble Council of Safety Vincent Trapnell.
November 20th 1776 Came Daniel Thomas and John
Thomas before me one of His Lordship's Justices of the Peace
for the said County, and made oath on the Holy Evangelists
of Almighty God that the said Daniel Thomas and John
Thomas, was at a certain Richard Rodes and that a certain
James Bosley and James Smith were then at said Richard
Rodes and James Bosley said unto the said Rodes I suppose
you will not let me sell to day, and the said Rodes reply was,
you may do as you please, and that Vincent Trapling was
there at the present time, which did not oppose the said James
Bosley from selling any goods and chattels, nor neither was
there any clubs or sticks more than the said Trapling had in
his hand, which was a small walking cain.and was not oppos'd
in any ways, but desir'd the said Bosley to let matters lay till
they could get some redress from the committee, and they
heard said Trapling ask Bosley, if he Bosley had demanded
any fine of him when he was at his house, and Bosley said he
did not, and further say not.
Came before me Danl Thomas and Daniel Thomas
John Thomas, and made oath that this John Thomas.
Deposition is truth and fact according to the Best of their
Sworn January Ist 1777, Before me, James Calder.
November 20th 1776 Then came the Subscribers before
me one of his Lordship's Justices of the Peace for the said
County and made oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty
C. S. C.