This day personally appeared before me William Tisdale Esqr. one of the Justices of Craven County, Alexander Gaston, John Green, & Capt. Macconnel being sworn on the holy Evangelist depose & say that James Davis, Esqr. did this day in the public street, swear that he would raise a Posse this night & drive every Frenchman out of Town, & that every person who favoured them should share the same fate.
Sworn to before me at New Bern this 28th day of May 1778.