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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761. 175

after I left them I was employed as a Sawyer by one Richard
West on Timber Creek and after 4 or 5 Months made an
Agreement with one John Steelman at the Mouth of that
Creek to go in his Flat when I left him I engaged myself to
one Ebenezer Empson, and served him in the same Capacity,
in about 4 Months I quitted him and returned again to
Pensilvania, and worked in the Neighbourhood where my
Father in Law lived two or three Months, I afterwards went
in a Shallop of one William Aldmans 5 or 6 Months, and
when T left him I came down again to Baltimore County,
there I worked two Months or more with my old Master
(Jerrard) and afterwards with my Brothers in Law, Richard
Blood, Joseph Butler and Joshua Amos. In the ffall of the
year 1753 I went thence to Virginia, and worked there three
or four Weeks with one Thomas Cartmill who lives about 15
Miles beyond Winchester, from his plantation I travelled
to one John Tipton's on Cedar Creek, and was employed by
him to grub a piece of Land, In February 1754: I left him
with an Intention to return again to Baltimore County, but

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meeting at Winchester with one Mr Wm Frost I was engaged
by him to dress a quantity of Flax, which I did in about a
Month, and then I took leave of Virginia, and came to
Baltimore County where I spent all the ensuing Summer,
labouring some time for Richard Blood, then with one Mc-
Donald or Donaloon a Fuller, and for some Davs with Darby
Tool a Shoemaker who has but one Leg, when he had no
more Business for me I engaged to grub and tussock a piece
of Meadow for Jos: Renshaw, who lives about a Mile from
Ashmore's Mill, and entred into Bond for the due per-
formance of my Contract within a certain limited time while
I was making this Meadow I married Elizabeth the Daughter
of one William Deale who dwelt at that time in the Stony
Forrest, near Jacob Bull's Mill, but she lived as a Servant
with one John Darumple on a plantation that he rented of
John Swinyard, and that lies near Abraham Jerrards; for
about 3 Months I laboured hard in hopes of being able to
make the Meadow according to Agreement, but finding it
impossible at the End of that time & Renshaw at the same
time threatning me with the penalty of the Bond I went off
to York town in pensilvania, and Lieutenant Miller a tall
Gentleman somewhat advanced in Years being recruiting
there I was inlisted by him for Captain Clark's Company,
and was soon after sent to Fort Cumberland Colonel Innes
was then Commander in chief at that Fort, and Captain
Rutherford commanded under him, I was there when your
Excellency arrived just before Christmas but was then medi-
tating my Escape being determined to return (if possible)

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