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Proceedings of the Committee at Dagsberry, Delaware, on the charges against Thomas Robinson, of counteracting the measures of the Continental Congress. [1775-07-18] Delaware, Dagsberry Committee of Correspondence. [S4-V2-p1682] [Document Details][Complete Volume]


Proceedings of the Committee at Dagsberry

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Since which time the Sub-Committee met at Dagsberry, the 18th July, 1775; and receiving information, clothed with better circumstances, ordered the authors immediately to be brought before them; who deposed as follow:

Peter Watson, being duly sworn upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, deposeth and saith: that on

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Monday, the 10th of this instant, July, being at Robinson' s store, on the head of Indian River, he saw John Gozlin, clerk to said Robinson, weigh and sell two small parcels of Bohea Tea, one of which he delivered to a girl, the other to Leatherberry Barker' s wife; which aforesaid Tea he took out of a large canister, that he judged would hold about twelve or fifteen pounds. And further saith not.

PETER WATSON.

Sworn to and subscribed this 18th day of July, 1775: before

JOHN DAGWORTHY.

True copy:

SIMON KOLLOCK, Clerk.

Robert Butcher, being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, deposeth and saith: that being in company with Thomas Robinson, esq., the said Robinson asked him what those Committees were doing; he told him they were advising the people to muster, in order to defend their liberties. Robinson replied, that they were a pack of fools, for it was taking up arms against the King; and that our Charters were not annihilated, changed, or altered by the late Acts of Parliament, and therefore we ought to obey the King, and those that were put in authority under him; and that the great people were only leading the poor into a premunire, and after they had done it, they would not help them out of it. And further saith not.

ROBERT BUTCHER.

Sworn to and subscribed this 18th day of July, 1775; before

JOHN DAGWORTHY.

True copy:

SIMON KOLLOCK, Clerk.

Nathaniel Mitchell, being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, deposeth and saith: that being in company with Thomas Robinson, esq., and talking of some publick matters, the said Robinson declared, that the present Congress were an unconstitutional body of men; and also, that the great men were pushing on the common people between them and all danger. And further Saith not.

NATHANIEL MITCHELL.

Sworn to and subscribed this 18th day of July, 1775; before

JOHN DAGWORTHY.

True copy:

SIMON KOLLOCK, Clerk.


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