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Deposition of John Berry concerning sectional dispute over the location of the North Carolina General Assembly sessions
Berry, John
Volume 04, Pages 1191-1192

North Carolina—ss.

John Berry of Craven County in the Province of North Carolina maketh Oath, that in the Month of June, one thousand seven hundred

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and forty six, he dwelt on the road between New-Bern and Bath Town and kept a Tavern on the said road that one Mr. Samuel Spruel and Mr. Edward Phelps two of the Members of Assembly for Tyrel County called at this Deponents House in their return from the Assembly that had just been held at New Bern, and Mr. Spruel told this Deponent that the Assembly was prorogued to Wilmington at Cape Fear and said that the Governour might go and come back as he went for we meaning as this Deponent understood him the Northern Members shant wait upon him so far, at which Mr. Phelps laughed but did not say anything and further this Deponent saith not.