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Proceedings of the County Court of Charles County, 1658-1666
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                    236    Charles County Court Proceedings, 1658-1662.

               Liber A William Robisson Sworne and examined in open Court sayeth con
                     cerning hogstealing that when hee was building a tobacco hows for
                     Mr Baker hee saw him and William Empson bring in flue hogges
                     with the helpe of an indian to helpe them Cary it and after thay wear
                     all in the hows Thomas Baker cald mee unto the Roome whear thay
                     all lay and shewed mee the hogs whearof three wanted Ears and too
                     did not which hee sayd was one of his marke and an other of Mary
                     Empsons and bid mee looke at the doore and thear was hogs of the
                     same markes, which I did but Coold not perceaue any of them agree
                     with the other markes hee Called only my self in though I had an
                     other with mee thear at worke, I did Conceaue them to bee Mis
                     Causeenes hoggs and did speake as much of them as I durst well,
                     becaus I had no other testimonie, and further this deponant saw Mr
                     Baker and Empson Commonly Cary hogs Ears in thear shot bagge
                     and one day one John Martin Coming to Mr Bakers hows Mr Baker
                     shewed him a pare of hogs Ears and sayd looke hear wee are forced
                     to keepe owr hogs Ears owr neighbours doe so much suspect us for
                     hogstealing this deponant declares that euer since hee knew W Baker
                     hee hath had the Common Repuit of A Hogstealler and while this
                     deponant was at worke at Mr Bakers Richard Row was theare with
                     whome Mr Baker woold haue a great deale of Baudie talke and
                     Jeear him with putting his maggat in Popes Wifes flesh to which
                     Roe sayd wee doe not lye all three togeather as you doe then baker
                     Replyed my bows is my owne and my bed is my owne and I may
                     lodge whome I Pleas in it and afterward thay had sum discours about
                     meat and Roe sayd I was nener Counted A hogstealler to which Baker
                     Replyed no thow hast not wit enoug and beeing moued at him Mr
               [p. 230]   Baker told him hee was no Christian and valewed not to kill him if
                     hee met him in the woods, then a Dogge and hauing further discours
                     this Deponant heard Mr Baker say that Popes Wifes Cunt was licke
                     a shot bagge and Mis Hatches Cunt woold make Souse Enough for
                     all the dogges in the Toune and that Mr Batcheler must get a swans
                     necke to put upon the end of his prick or Els bee Coold not get his
                     wife with Child and this deponant further declares that when hee
                     Came from Seauerne fight Comming into Bakers hows thear hee
                     saw nobodie but Mr Baker and Empsons Wife who told him thay
                     knew of a Prise and if hee woold keepe it Secret hee shoold haue
                     Share, and that was that thay knew whear Mr Causeene had hid his
                     goods and thay did Conceaue sume plate amongst it and Mr Baker
                     tould him it was hid a little without the plantation and hee durst not
                     bee seene thear for feare of Mistrust but hee woold shew this de
                     ponant whear it was, so thay went alonge togeather till thay Came
                     near the Plantation to a feud Caled the Queens feud whear Mr Baker
                     hid himself amongst the bushes and bid this deponant fetch the goods
                     but this deponant reflecting upon the basenes of the action Returned
                     to him and told him thay wear gone at which Mr Baker seemed very
                     soryfull and so thay went away and further sayeth not:

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