Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 8 of 17)
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Wythe to wit. The affidavit of Capt. Joseph Evans taken before me Nathl. Frisbie a Justice of sd. County, in the matter mentioned Suit. Question by Crockett. Have you ever been engaged in taking depositions or affidavits for or against Majr Gaines & if so what was his conduct & behaviour upon such occasions? Ans I have been engaged frequently both for and against Majr Philip Gaines as atty & at several times was present when depositions were taken his conduct was frequently very improper & highly insulting to a man of feeling so much so to this deponant that it is extremely unpleasant to his conduct to me twice, was such that nothing but the respect I wish'd to show to the presiding Justices restrained me from violence, he also treats witnesses deposing against him improperly where he is permitted..Jos Evans Sworn to this 10th July 1811 before me Nat'l Frisbee