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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 91   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1777. 91


ask'd Bosley if he asked him for a fine the day he came to
his house, and Bosley said he did not, and further they say

not. Robert Love.
William Sanford.
Came before me Robert Love and William Sanford and
made oath that this deposition is Truth, and fact according to
the best of their knowledge and recollection.
Sworn January 1st 1777, before, James Calder.

The deposition of Aquila Wilmot of Baltimore County, who
being duly sworn, deposeth and saith, That about the twentieth
day of November last, he the deponent, as a spectator, went
to see the sale of some things at a certain Richd Rhode's dis-
trained upon for his non-enrolling fine; When the deponent
came near to the yard Gate of said Rhodes, he the said
Rhodes came out at his gate, and forewarned this Deponent
and those, that were with him from going into the Gate at
their peril. Capt. Bosley told Mr Rhodes that he would speak
with him. Mr Rhodes laughed and said "Ah, I will speak
with you," upon which Captn Bosley and Rhodes went a few
steps distance, and thereupon Vincent Trapnell came out of
the Gate, and asked this Deponent if Bosley summoned him
there, to which this deponent replied, No. The said Trapnell
also said that Bosley had better quit collecting fines, and if he
did not he would be as surely killed, as he was born, and that
there were men there at that time, who came on purpose to
kill him, and that he Trapnell came to save his life, and that
he wanted to talk to Capt. Bosley, and advised him to quit,
for it was a damned piece of roguery. Capt. Bosley and
Rhodes being done conversing, Trapnell told Capt. Bosley
to go home, and not to proceed any further, for if he did, that
he would be killed, as sure as he was a man, and that this
Deponent thinks said Trapnell lifted up his cane and said that
if Bosley did proceed, he would not give that for his life
(shaking his cane) which Hill Savage seconded. There were
some others also who did the same.
Capt. Bosley then told them, that there seemed to be an
overmatch for him there, but that he (Bosley) would apply to
the Committee for a guard of men to support him in the col-
lection of the fines. Vincent Trapnell then desired to know
the time and place, and that he wanted fair play, jumping up
and knocking his heels together, swearing by God " he was
Bottom," and turning round to his company said that he could
raise 500 men by night and 1500 men by Saturday night. It
was also proposed by some of the Company then assembled,
to pull down Capt. Bosley's house and destroy his Living
which proposition Trapnell acquiesced in. During which

C. S. C.




 
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