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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761. 171

that he lives on Deer Creek in the said County and works
at the Shoemakers Business at Mr Samuel Webb's Shop that
he rents a small plantation where his Wife lives three or four
Miles distant from Webb's, that he has no Family but his
Wife, has worked for Mr Webb thirteen years last September
at the Shoemakers Business, and that upon the Plantation he
rents, he makes no other Grain than Corn, this Deponent
further saith that he has at times employed several Labour-
ers to work on his plantation and amongst others, and the last
was one William Marshall who worked 3 or 4 days in getting
Rails and ploughing for him, and that the said Marshall left
him about three years ago last Summer, this Deponent
further saith, that Abraham Jerrard of Baltimore County,
brought up the said William Marshall from four or five years
old 'till he came of Age, and that the said Jerrard being a
protestant he believes, the said Marshall was brought up a
protestant, that the said Marshall is a well set young Man
about 5 feet 6.. or 7.. Inches high of a midling fair Complec-

Lib. J. R.

& U. S.

tion and sandy Hair, that the said Marshall married a young
Woman in the Neighbourhood, and that about two Months
after his Marriage he run away for Debt, that he saw him
often in the Neighbourhood after he worked for him and
believes he should know him again, this Deponent likewise
saith that the Person now shewn to him is the same Person
who was always known by the Name of William Marshall,
was brought up by Abraham Jarrard, and is the same per-
son in this Examination above called William Marshall this
Examinant also says that Mr Neale the priest never was to
this Deponents Knowledge or Belief at his House, nor was
this Examinant ever at a Christening either at Donnallys or
at McDonalds, that McDonald is a protestant but Donnally
a Roman Catholic. This Deponent further says that at any
time of his being at Mass, or at any other time or place he
never heard Mr Bennet Neale recomend it to the Congrega-
tion or people to provide themselves with Arms and Ammuni-
tion to join any Party of French or Indians that should come
down to invade, or make an Attack upon his Majesty's Sub-
jects, this Deponent likewise says that he never heard Mr
Neale or any other person say that one Mr Digges who lived
near York, or any other Mr Digges had Arms, or Ammuni-
tion by him to assist the French if they should come down,
or that one Ulick Burk or any other Burk would do all that
lay in his power towards furnishing any persons with Arms
and Ammunition to assist the French.
Sworn to this 30th Day of Darby Tool
November :

p. 144

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