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Deposition of Henry Atherton, 1715 June 21.

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Abstract

Contains a deposition of Henry Atherton, South Carolina, sworn before Samuel Eveleigh, justice of the peace, that he was taken prisoner by the Catawba Indians after an attack on Fort [?]. Atherton states that Pope, a slave belonging to John Stephens, an Indian trader, informed him that two Virginia traders stirred up the Catawba Indians to make war on the people of South Carolina. Atherton also swore that the traders, named Wilson & Wilkinson, were returning to Virginia with skins & thirty Indians to purchase powder & shot.