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Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662
Volume 41, Page 328   View pdf image (33K)
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328 Provincial Court Proceedings, 1659.

P. C. R.

Mr Washington
Vppon yor Complaynt to mee tht Mr Prescott did in his uoyage
from England hither cause a Woman to bee Executed for a Witch, I
haue caused him to bee apprehended uppon suspition of ffelony, &
doe intend to bind him ouer to the Prouincial Court to answere it,
Where I doe allso exspect you to bee, to make good yor Charge.
Hee will bee called uppon his Tryall the 4th or 5th of Octobr next,
att the Court to bee held then att Patuxt, neare Mrs ffenwicks howse.
Where I suppose you will not fayle to bee. Wittnesses Examined in
Virginia will bee of noe ualew here in this Case, for they must bee
face to face wth the party accused, or they stand for nothing. I
thought good to acquaynt you wth this, that you may not come un-
prouided. This att present Sr is all from
Yor ffreind
29th Septembr Josias ffendall.

p. 298

Honble Sr
Yors of this 29th instant this day I receaued. I am sorry tht my
extraordinary occasions will not permitt mee to bee att the next
Prouinciall Court, to bee held in Maryland the 4th of this next
month, Because then god willing I intend to gett my yowng sonne
baptized, All the Company & Gossips being allready inuited, Besides
in this short time Wittnesses cannott be gott to come ouer. But if Mr
Prescott be bownd to answere it the next Prouinciall Court after this,
I shall doe what lyeth in my power to gett them ouer, Sr I shall
desyre you for to acquaynt mee whither Mr Prescott be bound ouer to
the next Court, & when the Court is that I may haue some time for
to prouide euidence & soe I rest yor ffreind & Serut
30th of Septembr 1659. John Washington.

To wch Complaynt of John Washington the sd Edward Prescott
(submitting himself e to his tryall) denyeth not, but that there was
One Elizabeth Richardson hanged in his ship, as hee was outward
Bownd the last yeare from England, & comming for this prouince,
neare unto the Westerne Islands, by his Master & Company, (Hee
hauing appoynted one John Greene for tht Voyage Master, though
himselfe was both mercht & owner of the ship) But further sayth,
That he wth stood the proceedings of his sd Master and Company, &
protested agst them in that busines. And that thereuppon both the
Master & Company were ready to mutiny. And it appearing to the
Court by the Printed Custome howse Discharge & Light-howse Bills
or acquittances produced & shewen by the sd Edw: Prescott taken or
gyuen in John Greenes name; that the sd Greene was master for tht
Voyage, & not Edward Prescott. And noe One comming to pro-
sequute, The sd Prescott therefore prays that hee may bee acquitted.

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