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SWP No. 92.32

( John Atkinson v. Susannah Martin )

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John Attkinson aged fifty six years or thereabout; Testifieth thatt some time bout five years since One of the sons of Susannah Martin Sen'r of Amsbury, Exchanged a cow of his w'th me for a cow w'ch I bought of mr Wells the minister; w'ch cow he tooke from mr. Wells his house; About a weeke after I went to the house of Susanna martin to receive the cow of the young man her son; W'n I came to bring the cow home nottw'th -- stand hamstringing of her and haltring her, she was so madd thatt we could scarce gett her along butt she broke all the ropes fastened to her, we putt the halter two or three times round a tree w'ch she broke and ran away and w'n we came down to the fery, we were forct to run up to our wastes in water, she was so firce, butt after w'th much adoe we gott her into the boat, She was as tame as any creature w'tsoever & further this deponent Saith that usanna Martin Muttered & was Unwilling this deponent should have the Cow