French and Indian War

Deposition concerning Native American attack on home on Sinking Creek in present-day Monroe County, February 2, 1754

extracted from

Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Volume I, William P. Palmer, editor
(Richmond: R. F. Walker, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1875), page 249.

February 2, 1754

This day came before me James Patton, one of his Majesties Justices for the County of Augusta, George Hoopaugh, being sworn, saith that about the 7th day of May Last sixty Norward Indians, came to his house, on Sinking Creek, a Branch of Woods' River, and Burned down his House and Stable, and in the house there was fifteen bushels of wheat - at sundry times before, that they Indians Threatened him, Burned his Corn & Killed his best Dogs, so that he was obliged to remove for fear of further Damage, and Leave his winter Crop in the Ground which was Lost - and that there was three Creatures Killed in his Field, he beleives was Jacob Harmans', and further this Deponent Saith not - &c &c - James Patton &c

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