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men came into the house - I asked them what
they wanted they begged to be sheltered from the
storm, asked if I had no fire in any room. I
had none but I lighted a few sticks and threw up
the cinders and made a fire - they appeared very
wet and tired sat down and took out Bread and
Cheese and began eating some had meat and they
asked for half a pint of Beer each - I was afraid
to refuse them, my daughter came down and
desired them to leave the house observing that if
either of them should say they had been in our
house at that time that we should be liable to be
fined - they were not armed - I did not see any thing
about them - one of the men made a reply and
said before that time tomorrow perhaps she would
be glad to draw them beer for nothing, they had
2 quarts and no more for which they paid - they
left the house before the rain was over - I again
went to bed and lay till after day light. I don't
know any more. Yes, I would not be sure but I
think that man I afterwards saw dead in the friars
was one of the men. I did not know one of
them by name - one of those men came to our
house I believe next morning while Gunter was there
he was a Shoemaker, I ordered him off the premises
I have nothing more to say.
_______________________Samuel Etheridge




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