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Somerset County Judicial Records, 1760-1763
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   August Court                      1762       178
in Execution of such Judgement to the prison of the sheriff of somerset county in satisfaction thereof or that he the said Thomas
Hayward will do the same for him &c                 And hereupon the afd. Benjamin Burridge puts in his place
George Hayward Gent Attorney at Law against the afd. John Dennis of the afd. plea
      Whereupon at the prayer of the parties afd. Day is to them now here given until next court to be held at princess
Ann Town the third Tuesday of June then next following in the state that now saveing to the parties afd.
      Att which day here came the parties afd. by their Attorneys afd. and hereupon the afd. John Dennis complained
against the afd. Benjamin Burridge in the plea afd. in form following
Somerset County fst Benjamin Burridge late of somerset County Gent was attached to answer unto John Dennis of a plea of tres-
-pass upon the case and so forth            And Whereupon the said John by William Hayward his Attorney compla
-ins that whereas the afd. Benjamin the         day of         in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty and
     at somerset county afd. accounted with the afd. John for divers Sums of Money to the same John by the said Benjamin
before that time due and unpaid and upon that account the same Benjamin Was found in arrear towards the same John
in the sum of seven pounds two shillings and three pence current of Maryland and so in arrear found being the said Ben
-jamin in consideration thereof afterwards to wit the same day and year afd. at the county afd. upon himself did assume
and to the said John then & there faithfully did promise that he the said Benjamin the afd. sum of seven pounds two shil
-lings & three pence Current money afd. to the same John when he should thereto afterwards Requested well and faithfully
would pay and content    Nevertheless the afd. Benjamin his promise and assumption afd. in form afd. made nothing Regard
-ing but minding and fraudulently Entending the same John in that part craftily and subtilly to deceive and defraud
he the afd. Benjamin the afd. sum of seven pounds two shillings and three pence current money afd. or any part thereof to
the said John hath not paid or him for the same in any sort contented (altho the said Benjamin afterwards (to wit) the
same day and year afd. and often since at the county afd. by him the said John was thereunto requested but the said Ben
-jamin the same to do hitherto altogether hath refused and still doth refuse and unjustly deny whereby the same John
says he is worse and hath damage to the value of twenty pounds current money of Maryland and thereof he brings
Suit and so forth                                                    J Doe & R Roe    Pledges of prosecut:
      And the afd. Benjamin Burridge by his His Attorney afd. comes and Defends the force & Injury when &c and prays leave
thereof to Imparle here until next court to be held at princess Ann Town the third tuesday of August then next following
and he hath it and the same day is given to the afd. John Dennis here also
      Att which day here came as well the afd. John Dennnis as the afd. Benjamin Burridge by their Attoreys afd. and here
upon the afd. Benjamin Burridge as before defends the force and injury when &c and says that he cannot Deny the action
afd. of the afd. John Dennis nor but that he did assume upon himself in manner and form as the afd. John Dennis above against him
hath complained and as to the damage of the same John Dennis by him by occasion of the premisses in that part sustained
the same Benjamin Burridge saith and acknowledgeth that the afd. John Dennis hath sustained Damages by occasion
of the premisses beyond his costs and charges by him about his suit in that part opposed to seven pounds two shillings
and three pence Curt Money and not more and because the afd. John Dennis denies not this but the same allegation
grants to be true prays Judgement for these damages above acknowledged together with his costs and charges to him to
be adjudged &c            Therefore by consent of the parties afd. it is considered that the afd. John Dennis recover against
the afd. Benjamin Burridge his Damages afd. to the afd. seven pounds two shillings and three pence Curt Money by the afd. Benjamin
196    in form afd. acknowledged as also                                                    pounds of Tobacco for his costs and charges to the same John
at his request by the court now here of the assent of the parties afd. adjudged which certain Damages in the whole amount
to seven pounds two shillings and three pence Curt Money and                                                    pounds of Tobacco and the
afd. Benjamin in Mercy &c


 
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