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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Affidavit of Stephen Cobb concerning deserters
Cobb, Stephen
August 03, 1779
Volume 14, Page 183

This is to certify that on the second day of July, 1779, Mr. Jacob Barefoot, James Simms & Edward Hood, went to Moses Bass's and took the said Moses Bass and Elnor Skipper for harboring the deserters, Aaron Bass, junr., Ned Bass and Caleb Hawley, and that the above-mentioned Wm. Bass was at Moses Bass's when they went to take the above offenders, and that Wm. Bass was there when they left the house, and that, after the above-mentioned John Barefoot, James Simms & Edward Hood had got about two & a half miles on their return with the above Moses Bass and Elnor Skipper, two Guns fired, and the said John Barefoot received four wounds by said Guns, which was fired from behind a log undiscovered.


3d August, 1779.