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Proceedings of the County Court of Charles County, 1658-1666
Volume 53, Page 545   View pdf image (33K)
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            Charles County Court Proceedings, 1662-1666.     545

      John Cabell Sayed (that as as hee told them that thay had undon Liber B
      him) that thay thaught as much and that William Allen sayd that hee
      woold giue him three sows and three or four shoats of three or four
      mounth old and if that woold not satisfie him hee woold giue him
      three sows and six shoats and that afterwards hee went to the place
      whear the shoat lay ded and that the shoat was singed with the
      pouder of the gun the breadth of the palme of a mans hand whear it
      shot: and that bee went up to them and asked them who it was that
      shoat and John Muns befor had tould them that John boyden had
      don in: and hee asked John boyden why bee shot that shoat: for hee
      neuer gaue him order to kill any of his hogs and bee Confest that
      bee had don it becaus that thoas that was with him Called out a gune
      a gune and bee hauing a gun in his hand shot it and hee sayd that if
      hee had knowne it was his hee woold not haue done it for his Right
      hand, and so going from them William allen Called him and tould
      him satisfie him out of his owne stocke of hogs if hee woold go to
      his hows with him and hee shoold take till bee shoold say that hee was
      satisfied if that woold satisfy him and this deponant told him hee
      woold not take a pige in a poake till hee saw what hee wanted out of
      his owne stocke and further sayd that the next day when bee Came to
      William Aliens bows bee demanded whear the shoat was that bee
      killed and bee told him that thear was the ears and the shoat was so
      smale that hee scorned to bring it home and at present further Re-
      membereth not

       Thomas Chapman and Robert Downes Sworne and Examined in [p. 403]
      open Court Sayeth that wee whos names are hear underwritten beeing
      then at the house of Robert downes haueing had discours about hogs
      and much snow upon the ground wee Concluded to go with James
      Lee into the woods, to seeke after owr hogs and going Crose a
      Swampe wee Came in tracke and yew of hors men and dogs then wee
      Resolued to pipe it and follow the tracke to see whether wee Coold
      find who thay wear and presently wee heard a hoge Cry and dogs bark-
      ing and following the tracke wee found them which wear then abraud
      hunting after hogs and found in thear Custodie four killed, three
      sows and one barrow Shoat, which sows and barrow Shoat John
      Muns and John Cabeli and John Boyden wear indeauoring to Carry
      them to a fier which William Allen was Preparing for the singing
      of the sayd hogs and James Lee standing near the place whear the
      shoat Lay spake to the three Johns what gentlemen you play at small
      game what lucke John Muns Maed Answer wee bane killed three
      more then was demanded what thay wear John Cabell maed Answer
      thay wear three of James Lees Sows and taking a full yew of them
      Robert downes presantly sayd to James Lee hear is one of your sows
      that uses the hows then Replyed James Lee Perusing the hogs Sayd
      unto them Claping his hand upon his brest Gentlemen you haue undon
      mee and John Cahell Replyed againe wee thaught as much upon that

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