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Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1658-1662
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6 Provincial Court Proceedings, 1657.

Lib. B. No. 3
p. 366

Ann Howse aged twenty and Seven years or thereabouts Sworne
and Examined Saith, that when mr Hooper being at mr Nortons
house about two years Since and there profferring mr Norton a man
Servant to Sell, telling mr Norton that the Said Servant was an
old hand and as able an hand as Richard mr Stockleys Servant and
mr Norton replying, that if he were not an able hand, he would do
the Said Norton no Good for his busieness was about fencing, mr
Hooper replyed that he the Said Servant could Carry four bushells
of Salt having no disease, but when he tooke could he was troubled
with the Stone, for an hour or Such a time upon which Considera-
tion the Said Norton bought the Said Servant, and paid, one hhd
of Tobacco the next morning, and farther this Deponent Sayth not
Iurat Coram Iohn Pott Ann A Howse

Whereas Roger Scott Attorney of mr Henry Hooper arrested to
this Court Tobias Norton for a debt due by Bill unto the Said mr
Hooper of four hundred and Sixteen pounds of Tobacco and Caske
the Court doth order that the Said Norton Shall Satisfie the Said
debt, or Else Execution.

Re Mackey

Refference Granted to Robt Mackey
The Pettcon of Robert Mackey is referred untill the next Court
Concerning his freedom

Mr Henry Osborne aged 30 yeares or thereabouts Sworne and
Examined, Sayth, that he this Deponent did demand of mr Bassill
Little a Servant according to his the Said Littles promise, and the
Sd mr Little made answer to this Deponent that Excepting one
Servant (and nameing Robert Mackey) that I Should have any of
the rest of his Servants, And I this Depo: farther asked the Said
mr Little, what he would do with the Said Mackey, the Said mr Little
made reply, that the Said Mackey had been So faith full a Servant
to him in his Sickness, that if it pleased God to lett him Live, or
take him the Said Little out of this world, he would make the Said

p. 367

Mackey a freeman or if please God he Should live, he would make
him the Said Mackey as Good as a freeman, And farther this Dept
Saith not Henry Osborne

Mr Peter Sharpe aged 34 yeares or thereabouts Sworne and Ex-
amined Sayeth, that he this Deponent a Small time before mr Bassill
Littles Death was upon buying of a Servant of the Said mr Little,
and this Depont asked the Said mr Little if he would Sell one Robt
Mackey the Said mr Little made answer, that the Said Mackey had
been a true and trusty Servant to him at Sea in his Sickness, and
that the Said Mackey Should onely do busieness for him the Said

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