1719 Deposition - George Rives
IntroductionPrince George County, Virginia
Record Book 1713-1728 (Wills, Deeds, etc), p350
9 Sep 1719
TranscriptGeorge Rives aged fifty nine years or thereabouts Deposeth thath same time in the month of Aprill Last past whilst he was tradeing in the Province of South Carolina, he both see and oftentimes, conersed with a runaway Mallatto man slave, named Jack, belonging to Samuel Harwood the younger of Charles City County. That the said slave came into that Province in the company of Mr. Robrt Hix and other traders, as the sd Traders informed this Deponent, that the said Mallatto man slave, there goe by the name of John Bunch? and would have returned home to his said master, but was forcibly detained in that Province by One Capt. How and others Traders there. This Deponent further saith that he very well knows the said runaway slave to belong to the said Harwood and for some years past did live upon his plantation on the poplar swamp under him and further saith not, this 8th day of September 1719.
George X Rives
At a Court held at Merchants hope for the County of Prince George on the second Tuesday in September, being the eighth day of the sd Month Anno Dom 1719.
The above written Deposition of George Rives was taken in Court and on the motion of Samuel Harwood junr. the same was ordered to be recorded, and accordingly is truly recorded.
Test Wm Hamlin Cl Cur