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Washington, George (1732-1799) The Deposition of John Posey, re: parcel of spoiled herring

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01058 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Fairfax, Virginia Type: Autograph document signed Date: 21 September 1769 Pagination: 2 p. 30 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Document signed by Washington in the text and at the end as Justice of the Peace, with a nine line docket in his hand. Concerning a parcel of spoiled herrings.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: Fairfax Ser.
Then came John Posey [struck: Gent.] before me George Washington, one of his Majesty's Justices for the said County and made Oath on the Holy Evangelists that the ...within Deposition as far as he knows or believes, is true - Given under my hand this 21st. day of Septr. 1769-
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[verso]
The Deposition of John Poesey Gent. in the suit Depending Between James Lane & William Hancock & Deft. This Deponent being sworn Deposeth & saith. that in Aprill 1767 he sold a parcell of Herrings to one William Broadhurst & he said they were for Capt. James Lane the said Broadhurst salted them & put them into a hogshead in very good order with their heads & Belly's off. Broadhurst said that Capt. Lane would send a waggon for them in a few days. & about the middle of May as well as this Deponent remembers one William Hancock apply'd for the above mentioned fish in Capt. James Lane's Name & said he was [inserted: employ'd by Capt. Lane] to Carry them up in his waggon. This Deponent ask'd Hancock whether he had brought a ballance of Cash which was 5/6. the said Hancock answered know. This Depont. Said he might take the fish & that he would assist him with them into his waggon. [struck: this Depont.] Hancock said he had [inserted: taken] a small load [strike-out] from Pub[l]ick & his Horses was so poor he Could not Carry them. This Depont. Insisted he should take them & the sd. Hancock refus'd. Hancock said Capt. Lane had told him there was only two barrells. This Depont. carry'd one Saml. Luckett to the hogshead of fish & board a hole (some time after) & This Deponent believes they were then in good order. there never Came any person after for the [inserted: fish] & in July this Deponent order'd his overseer to thro them away as they were then quite good for nothing & this Deponent further saith not.

Jno. Posey

[docket]
Capt. John Poesey's
Deposition
1769

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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentLawJudiciaryMerchants and TradeGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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