Affidavits of Thomas Marsh, Richard Rollings and John Frederick Holland


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Affidavits of Thomas Marsh, Richard Rollings and John Frederick Holland

Respecting Society of Loyal Electors 03 April, 1811 Reference: Acc.2849 Item 124 PEIPA

Transcribed by Garth Bulman 09 May, 2002

Prince Edward Island

Thomas J Marsh of the said Island merchant at present residing in Charlotte Town maketh oath, and saith that the paper writing hereunto annexed was written by this Deponent and was dictated to him by Mr. Richard Gates out of a Book found in the Recess in a room at Bagnalls Tavern in this town which contained the proceedings of a Club or Society calling themselves Loyal Electors and this deponent verily believes the same to be a true copy from the said Book.- And this Deponent farther saith that on the evening of the ?? ult three days before the said extract was taken, he this Deponent and the said Richard Gates were together in the room adjoining that in which the said Club or Society met, Palmer made a speech and propose the appointment of a Secret Committee, That Doctor McAulay and Wm Roubel spoke against it, Palmer replied, saying that if their ???? were public their adversaries would have knowledge of them and be enabled to defeat the objects of the Society or words to that effect and he concluded with saying there was no use in showing their teeth where the could not bite.

Thomas J Marsh
Sworn at Charlotte Town
This Third April-1811

C. Colclough Ch. J.
Prince Edward Island

Richard Rollings of Charlotte Town in the said Island Esq. maketh oath and saith that resolution respecting John Frederick Holland Esq. in the paper writing hereunto annexed is a true and correct Extract / to the best of this deponents’ knowledge and belief from a paper Book found in the Recess in a room at Bagnalls Tavern in this Town which Book contained proceedings of a Club or Society calling themselves Loyal Electors, he this Deponent having twice read the same in the said Book, and which with the other matter contained in the said annexed paper writing was read out of said Book by Mr. Richard Gates and written by Mr. Thos. Marsh.-

Richard Rollings
Sworn at Charlotte Town
This 4th April 1811

C. Colclough Ch. J
Prince Edward Island

John Frederick Holland of Charlotte Town Esq. maketh oath and saith that on or about the fifteenth day of March last Doctor MacAulay seemed greatly to reprobate and even doubt the truth of, and on asking this Deponent when and where it was, he viewed him a copy of the said Resolution and that he Dr. MacAulay would find the original in this Book near to the motion for appointing the Secret Committee-when the said Doctor McAulay replied in the following words as nearly as possible. "I apposed the appointment of a secret committee as I think it is wrong to place such sort of power in the hands of private individuals." This Deponent then observed there was his Dr. MacAulay’s Letter- to which he replied well then that will shew my sentiments on subject.-

J. F. Holland
Sworn at Charlotte Town
This 3rd day of April 1811

Before me
John Plaw


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