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Affidavit of John Blacknell concerning the case of Thomas Bailey
Blacknell, John
January 27, 1726
Volume 02, Page 605

[From North Carolina Letter Book of S. P. G.]

North Carolina—ss.

Before Sir Richd Everard Bart. Govr Capt. General & Admiral of Sd Province.

The Revd Mr. John Blacknell being sworn on the Holy Evangelists.

Saith That on the 20th Day of Novr last, being designed on a journey to the Indian Town to preach, he accidentally met with Mr. Thos. Bailey (a clergyman) at Edenton who addressing himself to this Deponent amongst other things they had some discourse of this Deponents Journey, whereupon he, the sd Bailey told the Deponent, that he had been with the Govr & was then going to him again & believed that Sir Richard would ask him to Preach & begged of this Deponent if he had the Govrs approbation to give him the use of his Pulpit, but this Deponent having heard a very vile and infamous character of the sd Bailey & knowing Sir Richard was apprised of the character he had, only told him, that if he had the Govrs leave, he this Deponent had nothing to say against it.

Taken this 27 day of Jany. 1725(6)
Richd Everard