Deposition of Richard Kilbourn, 1696 Oct. 6.
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Octob. the 6th 1696 ./ Richd. Kilbourn of the port of annapolis being Examined before his Exncy. in Councill upon his Oath does Say yt [that] abt. Six weeks agoe being in Company with Mr. John Cood [*] at Mr. Spourns house, where we was fforced by ye sd. Cood to drink, he heard the Sd [said] Cood amongst other Extravagant talk Say yt he believed a dog or a Cow or a Swine had Souls as well as men, but being weary of Such Company & for his horrible Cursing & Swearing he went his way & did not Stay a quarter of an hour in the House, but yt he left Mr. Benij Mr. Bonner Mr. Stanley & one Sam:ll Turner a Taylor in his Company./ John Stanley being Sworn Says yt he was in Company with Mr. Cood at the Same time with Mr. Kilbourn and does Remember ye Sd words spoke by Mr. Cood wch [which] Mr. Kilbourn hath made Oath to & yt he had been at Severall other times in his Company & always heard him talk profusely & after a bantering Sort of manner./
[* per verso Colonel John Cood]