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Cadey, Ebenezer (fl. 1768) Deposition of Ebenezer Cadey regarding Benajah Douglas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04770 Author/Creator: Cadey, Ebenezer (fl. 1768) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1768/04/04 Pagination: 2p. 31.3 x 19.0

In his deposition, Ebenezer Cadey stated that although he remembered Benajah Douglas to have been a man of strange religious and moral beliefs, he exhibited a sound mind when negotiating business transactions. Docketed on verso.

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