Deposition of John Corprew, 1692 Apr. 20.
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Ye deposition of Jno. Corprew Aged 49 or thereabouts deposeth that being at James Lemmons house sometime in August in the yeare of our Lord 16[?]7: there meeting with ye Master of ye ship Society yt was cast away by name Jno. Skeech whoe desired mee to take a parsell of negroes home with mee which if I would hee would pay me [illegible] there diet & my care & trouble about ym [them] [illegible] him I would take 20 of ym & [illelgible] sd I must feed ym twice a day with meat & I should bee well paid & ye sd Skeech either brought or sent 20 negroes or [illegible] whereof I agreed with him & bought an other man & a young boy about 6 yeare old for fiveteen pounds which money, was to bee allowed mee by ye sd Skeech in Consideration of my diet care & trouble of ye sd negroes & after this ye Honorable Coll Cole Came to my house & sd to my wife yt I must bring ye negroes I had in my possession to Mr. Spratts where upon I obeyed his order & then he confirmed the sale of ye foresd two negroes to me for ffive H[illegible] which I have pd by his order & ffurther depose[illegible] John Corprew Aprill 20th 1692 Sworne to before the Rt. Hono'ble the Lt. Gov'r & Councill Test W. Edwards Cl Cor