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Affidavit of James Swanson concerning the case of Thomas Miller
Swanson, James
February 13, 1680
Volume 01, Page 269

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Papers.]
THE AFFIDAVIT OF JAMES SWANSON OF LONDON WHO DEPOSED SAITH

That in May 1676 this deponent being then in Albemarle did see Mr Thomas Miller then under a guard of soldiers a prisoner upon an accusation of seditious or treasonable words (as report there went) for wch they were carrying him from thence into Virginia to be tryed by Sr Wm. Berkely and his Councill and farther this deponent saith that in June following he saw the sd Miller at James Towne in Virginia severall days after he was acquitted of ye sd accusation and in July following ye sd Miller publiquely came on board the shipp Constant of London Capt. Jacob Hayes Com̄andr this deponent then belonging to ye sd shipp and after the said Miller had publiquely come on board and often as publiquely went ashore, came home in ye sd shipp with us that voyage and farther saith not.

JA SWANSON

Decimo tertio die Februarii 1679
jurat coram me
ROBERT CLAYTON Mayor