Deposition of Adam Wallace, 1774 Sept. 10.
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The Deposition of Adam Wallace of full age being first sworn on the Holy Evanglest deposeth & Saith, that some time in June Last Soon after Jno Bowyer had Returned from the Assembly yr. deponent was at the House of the sd Bowyer & on Conversation Relating to orders Just before given by Colo. Andw. Lewis to the Captains of Some Companies Near him to have Certain Numbers of men in Readiness in Case of further hostilities. The sd. Bowyer said ye Colo. Lewis had No orders for what he was Doing & that it was only to get his Land Survey'd that Colo. Lewis was doing it of his own head, that the men would get no pay & that ye would be Carved Fools for going as there was no penalty for Refer- -ring & that there should have been no such draught made in his company had he been at whom [home?] This deponent further saith that some Time afterwards he was at the House of the sd Bowyer again & in Conversation Relating to some orders for sending out men in Defence of the Frontiers the sd. Bowyer further said that he had seen Colo. Lewis orders & that he had no such orders as that. & that the sd. Bowyer further said that the governour had no Right to give any such orders without the assembly This deponent further saith that he believes the sd Bowyer urged such arguments with many others & is Sensible it was a great Hurt to the Razing of Men & further saith not. Signd. Adam Wallace
At Mr. Adam Wallace's Request taken before me 10th Sept. 1774 at ye [Leveats?] of Greenbryer John Murray