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Harrison, William
Deposition of William Harrison, 3 November 1787,   pp. 170-171

Page 171

That on Saturday evening the twenty-ninth of September,
about forty men did enter the town under arms and fired
several guns, and then went out, but left their guns in
town as this deponent was afterwards informed.
That on Monday, the fifteenth of October, this deponent
being in the house of William Breroton about three o'clock in
the afternoon, he, this deponent, saw a certain James Trusham
enter said house and gave Thomas Evans two blows with his
fist, whereupon said Thomas Evans fell and lay for some time
as dead. And when taken into a bedroom, this deponent saw
[that] he, the said Evans, had received a wound in his head.
That soon after, this deponent went into the street and saw
a certain James Pollock with a cutlass and pistols, and several
others with clubs, chase a certain Clement Jackson out of the
town, but whether they hurt him or not this deponent cannot
And this deponent saith that what is above related is
all he can testify as to his own knowledge.
Sworn and subscribed this 3rd day of November 1787.
William Harrison
Before, Jno. Wiltbank
1. MS, Legislative Papers, 1787., October-November,
Petitions, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs,
Department of State.

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