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McHenry, William: Petition, Lee County

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State of Virginia Lee County } Andrew Crockett aged about forty three years Appeared before me Jeremiah S. Gibson Justice of the peace, for and in said County of Lee, on the 10th day of November and after being duly sworn as the law directs by me. Mr. Crockett do you know any thing of Thomas Thompson that killed William McHenry's negro boy Samuel, by stabbing of him with a knife or what situation he was in at that time, as it respects his property if you do, go on to tell what it was, and also if you were acquainted with William McHenry's black boy Samuel that said Thompson killed or his worth. or what trade he was of if you know anything of the above named go on to state what they all are. The said Crockett deposeth and saith that he knew said Thompson and that he had no property of any description for he had been at work for my brother and myself for about two years. and I think that William McHenry's boy that he killed was worth seven hundred dollars, as he was a very good blacksmith and genious and active in many other businesses of great use. further he deposeth and saith not. Andrew Crockett The above deposition was given before me and signed in my presence this 10th day of November 1827. Zechariah S. Gibson Justice of the peace in Lee County and State of Virginia