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Affidavit of Sarah Lamb concerning deserters
Lamb, Sarah
August 03, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 182-183

[From Executive Letter Book.]


Sarah Lamb, aged about twenty years, being sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, doth say that on Friday, the second day of July, 1779, she heard some person hallow, who she believed to be Wm. Bass, and that she believed he hallowed for the deserters, Ned Bass, Aaron Bass, senr., and Caleb Hawley, and the said William Bass came to Jacob Lamb and said that he was at Moses Bass's when they came to take Elnor Skipper and

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Moses Bass, and she, the said deponent, says that Aaron Bass, junr., was at Jacob Lamb's, under some shade trees, when the said William Bass came to the same place, and that Wm. Bass went away, and in a little time after Aaron Bass, junr., went off, and after some time she said Wm. Bass came back again to the said Jacob Lamb's, and said they pulled off their hats and hallowed and set off in a run, and she, the said deponent, says that the said William Bass said that if they could get before them he reckoned that they would do for them; and further she, the said deponent, sayeth not.


Sworn to before me,

Stephen Cobb.

3d August, 1779.