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Title: A refutation of a false aspersion first thrown out upon Samuel Vaughan, Esq. in the Public Ledger of the twenty-third of August 1769, and since that time industriously propagated, with an intent to injure him in the eye of the public
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Title: A refutation of a false aspersion first thrown out upon Samuel Vaughan, Esq. in the Public Ledger of the twenty-third of August 1769, and since that time industriously propagated, with an intent to injure him in the eye of the public
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Creator: Samuel Vaughan, Esq.
Publisher: E. and C. Dilly
Publication Date: 1769
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Inr-the VtBraL LBEDER of the Twenty-third
"of Auguft g69,

And fiance that Time indufrioufly Propagated,

'WIr An Au rrTr trg



LON 0 0 .
Pinted for E. anfC. DILLY, at No. a2,.n hde Poultry,


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" An Account of a tranfatEion of a
very different nature would have mafs
its app104ace long ere this, but was
S vrpos f(dy ied' .v', preewn the af
bias upon a jfi ; a profcution ast
ing ben threatened ,

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I E F U T A T I N,

T HE following fal{e add malicious letter
watublidied the 23d of Auguft 1769g
in the Public Ledger; viz.
To the Printer of the PUBLIc LsGERzi
IN the Gazetteer of Saturday laft, a perfoq
who figns Impartial, attempts m juftify a City Pa-
triot, for a late tranftaion, and declares he muft
have better authority than he has hitherto heard or
feen, before he believe any thing to the prejudice
of a man who, the world allows, has fupported
his chara&er through life with unblemifbed reputa-
tion. Tell this champion for Mr. *"**'s un-
blemifhed fame, that if he will take the troubWe
to have the records examined in a place called
Spanifh-Town, in the landd of Jamaiea, he will
find part of the world has been of a difference opi-
nion, refpe6ting fome pafages of that gentleman's
life. Tell him farther, the people of that island
are remarkable in making great allowances for
B common

temo4i fts s ad thsati Tconrn.en d
prlfcutions for trifling or imagiary crimes.
anmp Sir, o i .
fr t o rnu? mblc Servant,.... '.,
The only incident whidcr could poffibly have
Piven the left pretence to an'iufinuation fo
injurious, happened at Spanifh-Town abuut
feventcen years ago. As Mr. Vaughan's cha.
rader would luffcr greatly under fuch an impu-.
ation, it is hoped that a rcpublicatian of that
affair will not appear impertinent, at this time
of popular clamour and defamation.
N. B. A ths reciTl of al sl.tkp paJd 1a0. 4
f pl/tSi iit9 khvaws. r a s fir t ^tvwa &
sheyqh: uadles and nimn e wa
lester, Aibf .i' A :
The rftiowt u fl tMbhlfs4e,
ti Jamaica.
To the P U B L C.
'WHEREB S Captain David Littljohn has
luHoueuh treated my rhara6er, in regard to an
ffidait I made againfl Fohn Jones, attorney at
S fewiv, and hd afio reported that I had treated him,
S 'in the fjIt ^afe and villaitus manner in fome
fpri'vfe aiffrs etwen s 4 and as William
ZC&ri/ber, duty-maral f! Kf'ngrflon, bath
f Je (in mojft public manner) I#sufOly and
pali ciaf/ vUi/hfrd my ckaraper, twilb regard te
'tMfaid dvif ndo a ad t&afoi a Pblicyfa id,
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rBayly this wi .l ahor
puWIfL wj the fI&Iwing &iX.
parties are on the ft it hd i rig one to clear up
thef ill-natured iad iiious reports, intend df
ruin my credit andgpd. name, On which nmyjufa
well-being a rad rW de* pr.
Jamaica, i
PERSONALLY appeared before me Sa-
muel Vaughan, of the parth of Kington, mf-
.ant, and made oach on the Holy EvangelifM
't-h about the 6th day of July, 1749, he. this de-
p6adnt, delivered unto Jphn Jones, attorauy
Jaw, Johi.Ratiffly prorninfor note,, pa ub 1
icain Giorge Haj, fo fifo hty p ds afe
dipgsI (which pore was'tie s property)
it dire'ons to pu the i am. in fiu .e, ednmng
r d i thart .thied JW hiOi Jones, accord-
n d fue the fame, but in the name of T.hbo
Collins, without the knowledge or confent of .J
chis deponcbit ir 1p.rder, "a he verily beitev,
that the faid ,q'i might. by asuairitoy giwvn o
4him by the. f'd Colliin, receive the mniy,
fel. That lthorly after t!,e udgnmcnt wa obtW h
,he iid, Jones acknowledged unto this lepog.
that he, the afore-mentiuned Jo s' .liby :
.paid .u liim, he faid Jone, ths ..ipupC.. ,
Laid note, with colts of lit'.. T .ts:ci depqneo
did often deriaod of. him,' t* i fJoncs, '
'OPney he had received for the fliid note, nd
ties told hirn, ife did not pay him hU,.oij it
14 OWiod makc a c,rip tiaI him o6 the
jtVjic the A; 4 JQnes,0 1aii e theret ,
*'* alwajw

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#*tya put tiir di p t ibit d#h"h p f4-, by pro:
iifes or rxcufct, intil about June 1760, then he
brought unto ehifletpoacnr an order, drawn b
uaptam John Smith, in faid Jones's favor which
order, to the beft of this deponent's remembrance,
was for abouc dthrcy-fix pounds, and drawn for as a
ba.iUance due from the co-partnerihip of Vaughan
mnd Stevcnfon, unto the faid John Smith. Thar he,
this deponent, upon examining the books belonging
Do he ilid copprtnerlhip, found the balance due
pnto the faid Smith, co be no moreT than twenty-
nine pounds even iltings and three-pence far-
thing, which fum, he, this deponent, discounted
wirh the Faid Jones, on account of the money he
formerly received of John Hutecy, as aforefaid1
and jve him a script for the fame. That
the i1.6l Jones prornifed, at dt1e irc tipie, to pay
pto this deponent the ballancc of fi roncy in
three or four days Tlit lie, this cdelpencr, 'c it
id time rml. the fbolowlnp enry n mefl. Vaug~hl
and Stvenfon's bookM t fTune i r, ~, Smi h
and Farrell, Dr. to SWluio;t V han.l4 j
Jones the balance pf 2g[, 7e. 1if. 4 At y
Tid rime the co-parnmcrlip of Vaughan and See-
Ycfon was expired, therefore captain George lay
'could noht with any regularity, have credit for
tje faid aum (received in part of the np9e, his pro-
perry, as aforcfaid) in 'the books belonging to
the faid co-partners Vaughan and Stevrnfon, a
the note was left by captain Hay in t'u polfef-
"ion of this deponent only neither could the faid
Jones have credit given him, properly, in the faid
cp-partnerfhip books, as an account was never
opened for him in the Eid books therefore the
crrdicing his own account in the co.partnerlhip books
was regular and juft. And this deponent further
Salth, trat le made no entry of the (4id discount of
e. p his own private books1, bcaufe
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he had nb acdiinm' opened therein either for .St&A
and Farrell John Smith, or John Jones, and bw.
caule the afdrefaid note was the property of captaui
George Flay alone; the amount or which he intended
to remit him, after having dedi&ed his commillon,
if the faid Jones had performed the promise he
made at the time of lifcount above-mentioned,
of paying the ballancc in three or four days; al-
"yays delignin to credit captain George Hay's
account with the whole amount when received in
one article I which article of credit he intended to
balance, by charging the commillion and remir-
tance afurrlad, and which, this deponent appre-
hends, would have been a regular, julf, and clerk-
Jike manner pf proceeding. TWna for twelve
S months after the laid discount was made, he, this
deponent, often demanded of the faid Jones pay-
incrt of thu fpid note, but was always put off as
before with promises or excuifs. That on the Erah
of Jnc, 1751, he, this deponent, filed an affidavit
in the clerk of the court's office, getting forth,
that he, the faid John Jones, had received the
efoFe-mentioned fum of fifty-eight pounds fifteen
Ildllings, but had paid no part lLtherof unto him,
this dcpnncnt 1 upon which affidavit, ie courc
were pleafed to order the faid Jonas should thew
caufe on the Friday following. 'That this deponenrt,
the very day di affidavit wis Riled, on looking
over a eceipc tie faid Jones had given him for
papersJl ifovrred, in figures only, the atbrefaid
luin of twcnty-nine pounds fivcn killingss and
Sthree-pence farthing; which figures, he, this depa,
nen, had put there for a memorandum, at rihe
tirn- thie fid fum was discounted by captain Jfhn
Smith's order as aforcfCid 1 upon which discovery
be immediately recolleCted the whole circurnflances
Sof the faid discount, which, until then, had flippi
J(5 memory. That he, this deponenr, upon dcEi

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wvas filed, moved the court, harcIl
Ieave ro amend thle jid affidavi, by giving cre'li
.for the laid twenty-ni .pounds even JhUiIngs and
three.-pene farthing: W hen It appeared platir to
the court to be an error not done with any freduT
tent inrent they were pleaded ro order, thac'the
fld affidavit Ihould be taken off the file, and be
lftlroyed immediately, which was awordingly d ne.
And this deponent lirwife f(ith, that beh bah no5
.* eived any other payment on account-of the faid
qpo, the property of caption George Hay, as asfre-
4aid: and further this deponent aith not.
.Swom bIfae me, in
L4agft9. rrch ro, i7a. SAMUEI. VAUGOIIHA
E' waRD Ma aIIi,.
THESE are to certify, that We, thefubfcriber
hereof, hive examined the co.FpartcVrLip bookrof
Vftghnn rMd Scmaenfoo, u alfo hot boi s of S.,
ImndU V.ughln, d Oad rhat the altgation in
the foregoirg ufRl it. reatng thereto, arS juf and
mtue, and tht the whole afidart appears ro us to
,be truMh.


SCuflos Roruloram.
The above eight gendemcn were the moil eminent
erchinu in ,miu.ca, and fcvral of them maglfliatc ,
t a. 4 t

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PER$SO'iTA.LLir appeared ftfoTe me Sawtaod
Vaughan, of-the paifh orf Kingfton, merchant, and
made oath an the Holy Evangelifts, that on or
about the a4,h of January, 1750--1, he, this de-
ponent, received a letter from Benjamin Hallowel
Efq. of Bolton, in New England, advifiag him
Abut captain David Littljohn had Lhipped on board
the lhip Bofaon, John Store commander,. fifor
chefs of Cafltle fuaps consigned unto him, thi
deponent, for fale, on account of laid Litite.
John, with direfions to remit unto him, ther'fir
Hallowcll, out of the proceeds of the faid fap,
Afteen hundred and fix milled dollars, free of all
commiflions or other charges, and rhat the faid,
Littlejohn had likewise remitted umao him, the
faid deponent, an order on John Falconer, Efq. to
pay unto hbid what might be deficient; That la
the fame time he, this deponent, received a letter
from the faid Licctjohn, dated in Bofton, the zkth
of December 175o, inlefing invoice and .bill of
loading for the faid fifty ch-ita of Catile foap, with
orders to Alll the fame, and remit unto the fai
Ha1lowell fifteen hundred and fix miUld dollars,
clear of all commilliuns arim charges s likewife in-
cloing an order drawn by, hir on John FIlconer,
Efq. to pay Unt him, thlu deponrnt1 wherever he
should demand to complear, the aforefaid fum of
fifteen lntlred and fix milled dollars, in cafe the-
proceeds of the Cathle foap should be deficient.
That on the arrival of the raid ioap, he, this depo-
nent, had one cheft thereof landed, as a fample, and
did by the faid fample' fell unto Zach. Baily, p.- .
the whole fifty chefs at the price of four pounds'
per hundred weight, to be paid for in bills of ex-
ghange on London, fix weeks after delivery and
accordingly the laid foap, when landed, was weighed
S.. .-.. .. off..


e8 and delivered, with i bi I of parcel., unap
faid Baily, who, Upon opening rome of the chefts
bame unto this deponent, and faid he muft return
the lbap, it being damaged. That this deponent
anfwered'he hlid Bayly, that as there had been an
aboilute ale f the laid foap, and as it did nor be.
long unto himself, he could not answer the taking
it back, wichut it should be found on a furvey to
be unlike the ample by which it was fold i upon
whicl they agreed to leave it to the arbitration of
Daniel Crockart, chosen by faid Bayly, and Tho-
mas Hibbert, -Eq. chosen by him, this deponent.
That the laid arbitrators, on Infpe&ing the faid
foup, were hoth of opinion that tih foap was da.
raged, and that he, this deponenr, ought to re-
ceive it back; whidi he accordingly did, and fene
ien chefs thereof to the north rfde of this ifland,
ten chefd to Mr, Thomas 11arper, in Port-Royali
and ten ufts to Mr, Thomas Jeflray, in King,
flon, all be difpaifd of on account and rifk of
the faid Jittl~olh. That dhis deponent wrote
ltai, John Paleoner, Efq. acquainting him with
the order drawn by die laid Littlejohn, and de-
firing to know if he would accept the fame i to
which letter he, this deponent, never received an
anfver, either verbally or otherwise. And this
deponenc farther faith, thac the faid David Lit-
tlejohn arrived at Port-Royal, in this ifand, on
or abouc the i ith day of June, 751 ; but that he
did not come unto this deponent until Monday the
a.7th of the fame month ; when this deponent de.
livered unto him, the laid Littlejohn, an account
of alers of feventeen chelts of the before-mnen.
tioned ioap, which were then fold : Thia the faid
Littlejohn told him, this deponent, he shortly ex-
peled Mr. Falconer in town, who owed him mo-
neyi and when he came he, the faid Lictlejohn,
would fetdc with him, thiri deponent, and pay hifi

t balince: That upqn o'king him, the faijd
Littljini; ?'vhat he O"oald'do with the renmining
thiirry-three cheft of i'op, the faid Litrkjohn dae
fired him, this deporrent to put them up at ven-
Tdue, and fell them for the mof they would ftcclh,
nrft relcrving a ifew chlils thni he wanted for the
.ay of I londuraF : Thar, agreeahle to his defire,
this flid deponent employed Mlr.Michael Dodd, who
aLaunlly ihld eightccn cells thereof at public fide
(at price from rn 1. to .I. fiCr hunitred) : That the
remaining fiftcci chtfts of fraip were afterward
ditivcrcd to the Ihid Lihtlkjohn's drder. And this
dcpqtrent farther ftithi, that the very day afrer he
hal fo fc'n the faId Lirtlejohn, hle was inibrmed
by Mr. Gilbhirc Mlnthifon, ;tha he, the faid Littlec
john, would aii for rh-: Bay of Ionduras on the
Saturday following; that he, this deponent, fence
three several ;imes to the houfe of Thomas Bon-
trin, Ifq. where he was informed the fdid ]itde-
john lodged, to enquire for -him; and lhkwife.
went bhmflf to the chief ravemr4 in Kingfton, in
queftl ot him, the faid Litl''juhn, buC coukl get
11o idinGms of him ; upon which, ;l he, this depo-
ncnt, had nro kecuriy for the debt due from the
:idtl I..irlhj!i, and considering the appuintrd time
for his fuliiig ws vrrv near, he, thi dpunntirn,
waited on lii; LExcellk-ny Edward '1'relwny, L.lq.
and acquainted himn with i s demand on Ote lid
Iittljoln, a;ii likcwife oif rhe information lie lad
of the lidi LintlLjohn's intcntion to fail on the fol-
lowing Saturdly', requiltinc- a letter from his Ex-
cellency to rhC captahin oi' 1-ort Charles, to flop
the laid I.ittliciihn's (n p, n;im d the Robin -lood,
for three dby-i, or until le hid given ifcurity unto
this dthpMrtnt for paying ite debt aifore-mriition-
ed: 'I'h!:r lih. Excelk'r.rv .ins unwilling to grant
any 'I:'Ah liter, but offered tdis deponenr a NV'--
ir; :r:.iiilt the. laid Litrlejihn 1 but he told Iis
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Ekcellency, that he was unwilling to put the faid
LiEtlejohn to any unneceffary cxpence or trouble;
chrrclotc his Excellency, after much entreaty,
conltentd to grant this deponent's request, and
Mr. Sccrutry Reed was directed to prepare the
Faid lcrtr, upon condition that this deponent
should give a bond of one thousand pounds pe-
nalty unto his Excellency, to pay al damages that
should occur on detaining the faid Littlejoln's
Ship, provided that he, this deponent, should not
be able to make good his demand arainft the faid
Littlejohn, in behalf of Ben. Hallowell, Efq,
Baforeaid : That the ftid bond to his Excellency,
of one thoulfand pounds penalty, was entered into
and executed by Thomas Pinnock, Elq. and this
cldeimcrie, witnel'rd by and delivered into the cuf-
tody cIf I'dwa'rd BathurIl, Efq. Regifter in Chan-
ccr, : T'1iat thi deponent atier dinner waited upon
Mr. Sccrcrary Kced, for his Excellency's letter to
the caitain of Fort CliaricA. when Edward Ba-
thurfl rrturncdt the before-mentioned bond unto
S chli deponent, and acquainted him that his Excel-
lency hJli akered his rcfolurion, and would not
grant the letter, it being out of form and unpre-
cedented, but that he ordered a Ne-Exit instead
of faid letter: That he, this deponent, nor know-
ing whetlcr he should be able to ferve tie Ar-
Exit, as there was bur one day left to do it in, be-
fore the day the faid Littdjohn intended to fail,
according to the information he, this deponent,
had received, he again moved his Excellency by
council to grant a better to the captain of Fort
Charles to flop the faid fhip Robin Hood, should
the attempt to fail before the security defired was
given, and to afllft the officers, if neceflary, in
tle Icrving (aid Ne-Exit ; which letter was granted:
T1ha the u-id Laitdjohn was the next day taken,
and bought to Xingfton by the diputy-mrarfhar,


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where he gave this deponent very harth language,
saying that he had ufed him, the faid Lictlejohr,
in a vile and bale master to which he, this de-
ponent, answered, That he did not want to dif-
trefs him by demanding immediate payment, but
that he would be contented with any good frcl-
rity that he could get him for the debt; at the
fame time offering unto him, the faid Lirlejohn,
to acquaint any person of chara&er (of the faid
Littlejoln's own choofing) with every circurmlbnce
of this affair, and if the faid person thuild fay
that he, this dcponem, had any way treated him,
the liiil LinLlejhn, ill, that then he, this deponent,
would pay the whole debt out of his own packer;
to which otTer he, the haid Lictlejnhn, was filenr.
That the laid Littlejohn acquainted this deponent,
chac he expected the before-mentioned John Falconer
in town in a day or two, who would pay the ba-
lance for him. That the faid Littlejohn gave him,
this deponent, an order drawn on Mr. Nicholas
Bourke for one hundred pounds, payable in the
produce of this island. That he oflfred unto hin,
this derpnenr, the Late Mr. Adam Montgomerie
as fccurity for whatever balance which (on iettling
the accIunt) flould appear to be due ; whih fe-
curity he, this deponenr, accepted of, and dif-
charged the Ne-Ext, being unwilling to keep him,
the flid Littljohn, under confinement; although
at the Iame time he, this deponent, was t oapi-
nion, that thr ifid Montgomnerie's circumfances
were bad. That this deponent Itill kept a warrant
of arreft out against the Iaid LitElejohn until fuch
time as the account was fettled, but had direaed
the marshal nor to execute it without orders from
him, this deponent. That the faid deponent de-
livered unto him, the faid Litilejohn, an account
current i who objeded to fome of the articles
therein; upon which he, this deponent, offered to
C 2 leave


Ipave the rfttling thereof to any perfon of repura
tion in Kingnion. That the faid Litdejohlr agreed
that Patrick Taylor, if'q. fliould fictd it who,
after giving credit for the %l'vcntei:r chefts of foap
foIld by this deponent, and the eiglhcelrn thefts fold
by Mr Dodd at vendue, awarded a balance in this
dcponcnt's favor, of direct hundred and fifry-thiree
pounds two fhillings and four-pence. That upon
the account being fo uajulted, the faid Littlcjohn
acquainted him, this deponent, thaz he had fence
an exprcfs for John Falconcr, Elf, who wnu!d pay
ihe balance -, buc offered, in the mean time, the
before-mentioned Montciomeric as security for the
fame. That he, this deponcnt, upon walking Pa-
trick Ta y]ur, lf.q. liis private opinion u" the faid
.Muonrgolmeie's ciicumRances, the did Tavior an-
fwiered, I hat hr was of opiinirn thie faid fecuricy
was inillicieint ; ann.Lddvictil hiim, this d pornent,
not o to .ke it, a Lb ial-riing rhr plropcrty of the
debt, he maoe Ifini;nf liabir air It. Th'i:t, not-
with.ltindini. this cauLinn, ie, thi' detl pincnr, on
the orth ul' Jtly, ifier having dc-didrtl one hun.
dried lpniutds for ithe orderi drawn on Mr. Bourlke
before-menrntoned, fiom Ihe lum awarded himi by
Patrick Taylor, EI-q. did t.Ak the Ifid l darn
Montornmeric's note of hand for the tw. liundred
and fi y-three pounds two shillings aidl tihu-pcLe
balance due, and discharged ihe warrant ot .rrrill
and likewil paid the charges thercL .t" himllf.
That the aioretaid John Falconer did nut endorse
the ihid Montgamerie's notr, as a collateral fccu-
riy, till within a few days of thid Montgomerie'
death. That there is nt this rime remriining due
unto Idin, this deponent, niicey-nine pounds four-
teen Jhillings and ten-pence, on account of the
faid note. T'ha the l id Litdejulin arrived at Port-
Royal, from the B3y of Honduras, abour rl;-c Izcl
pf February 1752. That he, thi deponentr, ha4
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"been informed by Mr. Matthew Bother, that while
I c was in Buflon, alft year, Benjamin Hallorei.,
i:;]. here had told him of a letter which came
S 1..iJn I i, Litlejohn to his correfpondnt in Bflton,
:..qLuAin(tlng himi, That he, this deponenr, wva a
Jklluw of infamous chariiteri that no pcrfoi of
repuration would keep him company ; that he was
perjured on record or words t that ciff-. That
the faid lJlhler like wii infirmncd him, That while
he w.ls in 13lllir, thle fiid -hallowell (who, being
ftlic'r-in.-l.w tr hmn, this dipanenit, was very un-
elfy on iircounl (ift flid LiAlcjohn's lecttr) called
on himi in I'eveil companic rhe-r cto vindicare the
rh'ir.aIcr tiF Iiih, thie ILi deponent, in order ct
rl'liuvlu thli prt1cidllice which IiC :inrul'drjl ii 'uriouin
Ikc'r nrlght crat;ie, -which tllhu Idi Blolhr lays ho
'did .n indeed he was enabled to do, by being in-
ti latelyy ;cquaintcd v.lih himi, rhis deponent, for
above trn years. lThat he, this deponent, upon
the i.th or :6th of Februaiy laft, in the preiince
of thr: fiid Bother and others, did deliver unto
the F;i1 litlqijuhn n perun the following let-
tcr vi:.

f! / R', AK.,;- .4:ifJ ..auw, i. :.,
I ,1! in{'r', d I ,,I v-'.. ",-! 'o/e to Rol7on, tlu:It
WtS, a /'- ft i I irar i: b no per-
fen of r''iw t.'::,' :.o:,.i .-.p coimp, Inpan and that I
was paer; .i -c... r record .'1o t. t ruth of thin f
heile ian i,,'.'/.ci'.! r.e ?:i,:,', tl'e gc Ilreman /bchit
naew on i:' fs:', mJd f',s in It.loj n wuoben your letter
arrr--d.. tsr ';w.; dpa^ :t 'Irt is w-rihou! the kcI.
foindntion of trh, iand Ictrriots iand mali.
cictu f./iir.i, I .";.-ji r.berefCor ifjtis on yo:urI' giv
me fr' ;n nter voar hand tiai thb. are farb i'- other.-
p ii' I ami defCrmir..ed, jor tbhe vidircaiotn of iffy fca-



Swrn be fore me in King-
Ron, March o, 1751,
ED.M,%Kis t F.,


Jamaica, f.
PERSONALLY appeared before me Samuel
Vaughan, oF the parilh of Kingfton, merchant,
and made oach on the Holy Evangeifls, that fame
time about January s75o-i, Daniel Bayly, of the
faid pnrilh, wharfinger, came and told him, this de-
ponent, that he was tlhn in die Marlhars custody
on a warrant cf arreft, and prayed him, this depo-
nenI,, to be his lfectrity for the debt that he, this
deponrwnt, replied, ilat he was furprized at the laid

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raferf, to take t1oe ihebthoi th law gives e a.
rig t to, in order tR pw "ih fIh Jillainy ; tusicfb jhal
Sprofeciuted with tlat vigdur fich an extraordinary
Brocreding of yours reuir.r, by
To Cpraain David SAMUEL VAUGHAN.

That on reading the faid letter, in the presence
of the faid Bofher and others, has the laid Little-
john, called this deponent several opprobrious
names, and faid that he would abide by what he
wrote to Bofton, and promifd upon his word that
he would give this deponent a 'copy of the, letter
he had feac to Bofton, which he hath not yet
done ; for want of which letter this deponent is
not yet enabled to clear his charter in a public
court. And this deponent farther faith, thar, to
the bell of his knowledge and belief, he never
gnve the laid Lirtlcjohn any provocation, direly
or indire&ly, to make him hu enemy, or to pro-
ceed against him in the iniquitous manner he hath
done, tivc and except what is before recited. And
farther this deponent faith nor.

IS 1.
Bayly's applying to him, as he knew nothing df
him, bur his being the fervant of MefTrs. Suther-
land and Inglis, on whole wharf, he, this deponent,
had often ken him selling him likewise, char he
should alk thofe gentlemen to be fecuricy in whole
employ le had lived, which they would certainly do,
if he had behaved well in their service. That this
deponent was afterwards informed Mr. Thomas In-
glis tfoad security for the laid Bayly, and got him
discharged: I'hair shortly after this, the lid Bayly
came again unto him, this deponent, and told him,
that he had formerly borrowed forty pounds of Mr.
James Powel, and had given, as fecuriry for the
lame, a watch and a bill of fale for a negro boy
named I'ompey, both which the faid Powel had
agreed to return, provided he paid the forty pounds
borrowed as 'aforefaid in three or four months;
which nor being able to do, and the time being
clapfed, the laid Powel was about felling the negro
boy to a man who was going to North America -
That this deponent thinking fuch a procedure hard
an the faid Bayly, offered to pay the ilid Powel his
demand, and inlif on his returnin- the watch and
bill of file afareraid, which he the Lid Baly might
at any Lime have delivered unto hini by this depo-
ecnr, ion rcr.iying him the money o6 advanced for
him, free ot c-ommniion or interest: Thac he, this
deponent, accordingly did pay unto the faid Powel
fifty pounds fix shillings and rhree-pence, for the
money fa lent unto the faid Bayly, with incereft
thereon, and even months hire of the faid negro:
That then he, this deponen, received of the laid
Powel the watch aforefaid, and an obligation thac
he, the faid Powel, would make unto this deponenta
title for die negro boy whenever required co.do it:
That he, this deponent, was told thie (lid negro boy
wds on the north fide of this land, .nd tht lie was

not delivered unto' bjnm ll I~o e monTClifntcr. That
about ilte i2th of Fcbruray 17I.i, tlia 'nidBa--
Iv rent tiom the nal in Kingilwi, a mefge unto
this deponent, dcllrerg hii to cnme unao him,
which lher,J is accondinrgly did,annd found
him, rher field Bayly, cunlincd in tli common goal
among the negro.rs: That ]he cried bitrnrly, and told
him, 1ii~ deponcnt, that he hlid been rakken on a vwar-
rarn of arret, at the 1fic of Mr. Inglis; thar he
was ddliture of money and frinindcs and that he
Should break his licarr, or be poifoncxl by biting
atnong tdi negroes, unlrif he, this deponrnr, would
t.and his friend, and relieve him ; and added, chat
he had money in England, and would draw for it in
favour of this dL'ponrec, according to the fum h:
should advance for" him. That ihe, this idcp'nentr
commilkr,.ting his dcplonbble n cuation, altho' he
wa.l very dubioIs ;at dir lrnme time orlT ever herring
the money again, atltlaly dild pay the laid Bayly's
debr, with cI, amounting lt fcvi;nty pound
Ililnetern fh1illin gsi andi fjour-pence h;lf-pcrnny, and
likewik gave the likid !Btyly four pufids and fvelr-
pencce half.-pnny Iur preit'nt neccllirics. Thac after
the faid BaIyly was ourt o' conlintencirt, 1 li drew on
one Smith of London, in favor of him, this de-
poFent, for fcverncy.-ive pounds fcerling, for which
draught le, this deponent, gave tc e laid Jaiyly an
ubligation to be accountaole, with inarcoi lthcTc-
on, ifir should be paid. Th.ir he, lih l:id dicjcnent,
Irnt rhe faid draught unrt nlis coricrrflnndvnt in
London, with direOtiuns, in call- it I)huLid not be
honoured, to return it % WitOLt pI l:cL': ig, in order
to voiWd putting thel I id B.ay]y co an cxicrordinari'
expcnc ; a nd tlicn itltd li an accuutir, as follows

r I1
ilr. Mir. .Bdel Baylry, his Account urrant with
.'Situcl Vaughan, Cr.
zt 1751 ". I. s. d. 1. s. d.
Fcbrury i:. To By a black horre 25 o o
amount of the t FBalance dac to
debt you were S. V 50o 0
atrefted for -68 oo -
Toecofs offuit 2 19 4
To6caf paid yor-
fclf, 47 6d.
and 335. 0-J.4 4 0 7f
75 o 75 o 0
That the daid Bayly gave unto this deponenc his
bond for the balance oT fifry pounds, and alo a re-
ceipt for twenty-five pounds for the horfe: That the
aid bill was returned according to order, withouV
proefting: Thar he, this deponent, delivered the faid
bill unto the aid Bayly, and took up the obligation
he had formerly given him. And this deponenc
farther faith, that hearing afterwards the ifid Bayly
had, while he lived on Meffrs. Sutherland and
Inglis's wharf, without any authority, fold goods
off the raid wharf, which were not his own, to neat
the value of two hundred pounds, which money hIr
fent in gaming and orherwife lie, this deponent
id, oa the toth ofAuguft 75 I, (end unto the iid.
Bayly for adminion to obtain judgment on his bond,
which the laid Bayly granted; and accordingly he,
the raid deponenrt got judgment on the fame, the
faid Auguft Grand Court: Thar he,rhin deponent, did
often ap2ly to the iaid Bayly for pyrfient, offering

t Mr. Vaughan fold the horfe shortly after for z3 I. s.
and never has, nor doth he expcea to receive any prt of
the bIllance.

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to deliver up the watch and negro boy' named PorC;
pcy, irt he would pay only the principal fum of fifty
p pounds fix and three-pence (the money aid Mr.
kpuwe for him) clear of comminiion or charges, bur
to no effect : That he, this deponent, did procure a
title from Mr. James Powel, for the iiid negro boy,
and on the 3oth of Auguft 1751, did rend him rg
the norch ride of this island, where he was fold for
fifty pounds: That he, dtis deponenc, hath tihe watch
by hlm, which is of pinchbeck, tho' the out-_de
cafe is gold and that this deponent never re--
Fecived any other payment wharfoever from the faid
Bayly. And lie, this deponent, further faith, that he
intended to have left this island in the fhip Fearon,
John Surcliffe mraler, who Giiled the i th of De-
;inber ]uft, about which time it was reported his
Excellency the Governor was going to windward :
lhat a few days betbre the liid hip Fearon failed,
he, the faid Bayly, under wrote him, this deponent, in
the crcrcary's office tfr one hundred and five
puiindII, in CxpeCFdtlon (as h verily believed) that
ie, this deponent, would not be able to procure a
ricacinn againtl him, tdie l id Bayly, as the governor
was Inid to he going to windward ; but that he, this
deponenr, would pl;y the money rather than lofe his
pauAge in the al orcvlid fhip: That he, this deponent,
. coulI not liniih his bulinefs time enough to go in
Ihe bUaid flip, but cited the faid Bayly before his
Elxcellency who was pleanfd to order him, this depo-
nent, to give fecunuy in the office fur whatever lumn
the lftid [lLyyly flould liwter he, this dlcponenc,was in-
-tlebre tLo lim ; butl the I~id Bayly dcplined raking
,any oath: ThFc 'I Ibon as IIL, rhis deponent, could
lodge Pr .;ri .g a-ni the fahid ayly for his bond
.aturetrtd, he went IM.to Mr. William Chriifopher,
;..p'ty- 17.lt ill of k, inlgoni and informed him with
',)ic i :.i bclurc-mrnt.ioncd circunflances, ra-

'tjuLfing him to call upon him, this deponent, dm1
fee the account and receipt of the fald Bayly, te
convince him of the truth thereof: That lie would
have' him, the faid Bayly, taken at loon as poflble,
th4 he might be punilicd for his villainy: That her
the faid Bayty, was accordingly taken, as he, this de-
ponenr, was informed, in January 1?52: That loon
rfter Mr. John Gent, an attorney at law, care to
this deponent, and told hin'the faid Bayly had been
In custody, but wais then difcharged, and thar the
money would be paid by a friend of thefilid Bayly's
the nexeday; but that he had orders to examine
Into the affair, and proceed againft this deponent:
That shortly after this, Mr. Richard Colemore, ano-
ther acoaney at law, applied ro this deponent to
know how matters food between him and the laid
Bayly, he having orders to file a bill in chancery
against him, ;his deponenr, in behalf of the faid
Bayly : That he, this deponent, anfwored the fa;d
Colcmorc, he would not discover any thing of the
matter until the bill was filed, that then the laid
Bayly's villainy mighE appear the more conifpicuuus:
That thefaid Colemore did afrcrwards,as he, tchs de-
ponenr, was informed, acquaint Mr. Burton there-
with, which Burton was tr hIve been their friend t
pay the debt for him, the faid I yly i but tl at he,
the ifid Burton, on hearing what he, this deponent,
had told the attorney, Mr. Colemore, did not pay
it. And this deponent further faith, That the a-
forefaid William Chrillopher, on finding that the
faid Bayly did nor pay the money, did tke hiih
again into custody, and returned tO rie Venditiioki
-" Body in cullody." That he, this deponent, wts
adviled by his Counfel, that the Marfhal was able
to pay him the rioney that he therefore, on
Thursday the 5thl of March, called the faid Chri-
ilopher intoA room of .Hayfield's Tavern, and told
D z2 hiWi

imu, he did noct hinkjikipd in him, the faid Clri.
.SBtphy, in tlking.the faldtyly's wprd, preferable'
to his cfperdU rj as he ha promifted him, this do
ponent, to csl on him, and fee how the matter
food. Th~t he, this depbnran, (having the api-
non of ;Co rAl) likcwifc told the faid Chrinophcr,
rhat he expe&d the money of him, as he had clid
charged the faid Bayly, after having him in his cuf-
tody: That, 'won tkhi, te aid Chriftopher went
ticMj .g;ly iteld's iaza4, pid there, before a
intmber of Gedemn eir udid iabik'hn, this ecpo-
ient, in a violent manner, cslbn& hin by-che moft
opprobrious names, telling hin, this deponel*
tat he was peiured up iO re7otd thit he was per-
jured in open court, an4.bthe woulhde bI asa the
whole jury to prove itc and fayii, that be, his
'deponeit, was a vile, fdity, nfahmqUs feUow, ind'
eught to be .exdrpatecd from mankind To At1
which injuifous tremacrnt he, this dpotaecri, an.
Otered the faid Chritophiu, Trhf he dfd idr twi*
himtOkf upon tpAr w~ih hbi:j bi tl he woold.via-
dicare his chitNcr by profiiO mi theenfuinp.
Grand Cuurt That hao &ridCe A il oftoPcr did agaun,
aor the evening of the fame duj, in the PublicVa-
rqde, at Spanith Town, abule thii depdnent in
Words inch ro the fame affe6t as before. That he,
this deponenr, iA re; ved to profecute te faid Chi.
flophr for the fane, as he, this deponent, further
dothZi,, that he never, to the beft of his know-
ledgie did give unto the faid Chriftopher any cauk
retreat him in the aforefiud manner, fave and except
what is herein before recited: And further he, ila
deponent, faith not.
Sworn before me, in King. V
tn, March ad, 15-. SAMUEL VAL'HAN;
Here end tiL AFdavll

The following letter was publiflhd ly 4
thriiophbe, in the Supplement. to the JP"anms
Courant of Saturday April the th, 1750h

no Mr. DAIWrIt1, Itingfit o. Apr", irlt ..

cS I R'

IthN aP v 1
hR has only ret nrcun icm
induced mc a tRi t wLk ith.l ng laptn jc te .
no man

Vaughan made ule of to me, when he a
the moqpy fr his VeIndtrioni against n atlel D e)3l
that will giv the Public a plainer'idci of Vaug-
ban's mean and t cacally diopo iion. Ithn I have
language to &ar"t4' but his own wtrds, ftich
were, Bly God, rSfrIsIm freeraul things of athe fauMi
nature Ihat will rdt* yr, arind I will do it Daniel
Ba]ly wan feArl to Spanih Town goal foyr w re
before trei! .quit ft, or the wri-t wIs r ti

L __ .... -- yu
Ithatwill th' P incohUtatent $th iii

It being notoriota that the Drputy-M arB aidhave
made it a practice to return ,uHn BaesI upaon VlYiS krts
fo years, upon their rccei irg rcipeatcd fcen frow n the dsj -
Si, and McrCriopr being rcmark.tbl for making f fui
returns, whireby Mr. Va.ughan had been repeatedly inju.
red; Mr. Vaugbhn told hlm, that here wure rmany tn-
ftances of that nature of which he Ibould complain to the
Court, to fee whether he could nor there f d redrefs.
This was the foundation upn which Mr. Chriftophcr
framed Mr. Vaughan's declare rion: his Itter in the fcquc
will hew in what light he aftenvard, confidercd it.

* .'.'* '"':"

4 *i 1
but since Samuel has endeavoured to wech me my
office, and fays his Counfel confirm his-allegation,
and for fear I may meet with fome others (though
I much doubt it) of Vaughan's difpolkion I hope,
if no ceremony is ufd with any gentlemen, whofe
mrisforrunes lays iheni under my office, that they
will attribute it to Samuel Vaughan's penurious
and mean proceedings.
S* As to his prosecution, I have not been the
feaft unealy about it, because I think myself fuffi
gently armed to vindicate whatever I have raid.

:* I am, S I its

Yourfriend and servant,

Mr. Vaughan, upon consulting the Attorney-
General, Mr. Burk, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Arch-
deken (the four moft eminent Cornfel in the
island, had, conformable to their opinion, or-
dered two actions to be commenced against Mt.
Chrifopher, who thereupon procured several
gentlemen to follicit Mr. Vaughan to make the
affair up, and alfo wrote him the following

"S I R April r4.
THE laft time I foke with you, I think
you seemed inclinable to leave our unlucky difpue
to a retirencc. I Ihall be glad to have it done
that way, as it will fave much trouble. If you
will acquaint me what -cntleman you intend to
chufe as a referee, I will tylcn desire a favour of the

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fame kind fromn fome gentlemen of my acquaint
ance and should they be of opinion, matrep may
be ended by them ro our facisfftion, I IlhaU not bo
backward in what they may dire&,

TO Mr. Samuel
Vaughan. "* Your very humble fcrvant,


In consequence of the abovp overtures, and
being to embark the next month for England,
Mr. Vaughan confented to the propofition, and
it was accordingly left to the arbitration of
Thomas Boncein and Thomas Inglis, Efqrs.
to whom Mr. Vaughan immediately wrote th
following leetir,

GENTLEMEN, May 7, 1752;
"I AM infomicd by captain Surcliffr, that Mr.
William Chriftopher ay.s, if I can make it appear
to him, or to you, that he ever faid, or wrot*t.to
any friend, chat he was willing to pay me the
charge or expcnce that I had been at, and make
the acknowledgment th:t hfauld be ordered by the
gentlemen, thil he wouil do it.
Mr. Thomai'; Pin noc!; ltw a letter he wrote to
Mr. George Cullins io thzt elfcEt.
1-lowever, as he has new made this proposal, to
fhew you that the matter of money is what was
never an obje& to me, and that 1 deipii it, I do
now give that part of it up, and will bear my own


P Whicl then 4mornted cto 7l )61 3d.

paiwes in the affair: Andtr as, Mr. Chrit-
pher ddefwe me to inform you, chat Ivill not pro.
aeed in tue affair1 I do hereby engage my honor
to pan an immediate top to i, and~'il proc no
further, after Mr. Chrifopher has publited i.the
papers of Saturday gcr, what you are plei4Wd cq
dircft. I am,


F' Your very humble fervanr,
To MeTf. Thomas lomtin
and Thmaulngll. SAM. VAUGHAN."

After the award was delivered to Mr. Chrif-
topher, he pubtifhcd in the Jamaica Gazette of
the 9th of MKay, 75S, as f llowa ;

5" H ,Rif tt l d dif e m ad nuIeMtwa*e'Mr. Vugha
ead wyfeIf ajving been referred to twe genttlemn, it
Iquau ~r r opiian I ougQ t to giVO im U bi fallowikg
ftmfifioe, which I fire you 'will pIt into this
gqe*'s paper fir .

our friend and frvant,

W. C."

I T WHEREAS I have, in federal public places, as
well as in the Jamaica Courant of the 4ih of April
anft, rn.idc uke of many opprobrious words and ex-
pyrll'oni, injurious to dit clhra&tr of Mr. Samuel
V aughAn,


Vauglihaln, 4afi in Kingfton: I do therefore,
in clm pubHli manner, acknowledge that it entirdl
pracce4d.: from heat of paTion, (the aggravation
being. gr~ ) am fenfible I have done him wrong,
and aWk his pardon."

This publication not being conformable to the
award, and Mr. Chriftopher hearing that Mr.
Vaughan had given orders for the carrying on
the proibcutions, fcnt him Lhe following lccter.

"Mr. VAUHAr., Saturday Evening, May 9.

WILL,, you fill oblige me to tell you, that you
behave with nil that's mean and dirty ? Have I.nec
given you fuch fatisfadion as is confillent with what
you have the greaceft reason to be glad ?
"I Mr. Grayham rells me, you have defired him
to lodge both your a&ions against me. One I am
content you do, and the other I Ifall make my
defencepn .; but I will treat yoo with more honey
than you delrrve, and afilre you I havr your Affidx
vit ttefcd by the Clerk of the Court, and th:t '
I will underwrite you next inmrnming fr go-iol.
which you have laid danmag~ lo r, lu thlr you hall
nob depart 1- until ile matter is fully enled.
W. Cua IaTOrHfnE."

,The amidav: was dclkoyed th.e .I31 of Jun; 17L, in
3 tpncr ort.
St Mr. Vaughan f.ilcd for EngBlnd rthe 3at of May Frl-
lowiB. a .
k Mr,
L "Ci"
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