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Deposition of Francis Locke concerning tax collection in Rowan County
Locke, Francis, 1722-1796
October 14, 1768
Volume 07, Page 857

[From MS. Records in Office of the Secretary of State.]

North Carolina
Rowan County

This Day Francis Lock Esquire Lete Shireff of the County of Rowan aforesaid Complained upon Oath that on the Sixth Day of October the present Instant he the said Francis Lock Being Endeavouring to Collect the Taxes Due from the Taxable persons within said County as also all arrears of taxes in vartue of a Certain Act of Genl assembly of this provence Did according to List Delivered him by the Clerk of said County Demand of one James Delap Otherwaise Called James Dunlap One Tax Due to him as Sheriff and Collector of publick and County Tax Due as a fore Said for ye years 1764 & 1765 & 1766 and he the Said James haveing obstanantly Refused to pay the saime or any part thereof he the said Francis Lock by Vartue of his power as Shereff & agreeable to said act Did Take Seaize and Destrain a Certain Sorrel Gelding the property of the Said James for the payment of the said Taxes which said gelding was by Said James together with a nomber of others nere or about 15 persons univstly unlawfully and voilently Rescued from him the said Francis Lock by the said James and his said assistante

FRANCIS LOCK Shir

Sworn & Signed this 14th October Before me
Wm Temple Coles