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Deposition of Henry Young concerning injuries sustained by David Pollock as jail keeper in Wilmington
Young, Henry
November 17, 1771
Volume 09, Page 53

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

North Carolina
New Hanover county
to wit

Henry Young esquire Coroner of the said county maketh oath that on or about the beginning of August last David Pollock keeper of the prison of the same county for this deponent, came to him this deponent wounded in a dreadful manner with part of his bowels out. That, understanding the wound was given by one or more of the criminals then in his custody, this deponent pursued and overtook them and found one of the prisoners whose name is Thomas Clarke with a knife in one hand and a razor in the other. That after some threats and attempt to escape the said Thomas Clarke surrendered, and acknowledged that he had wounded the said David Pollock. This deponent further saith that the said that the said Thomas Clarke was committed to prison by a Magistrate of Brunswick county for breaking a chest on board of a vessel and stealing thereout money cloaths and other effects on a considerable value


Sworn to before me the 17th Nov. 1771
Wm Campbell J P.