Deposition of Aaron Briggs, bound by the Town of Portsmouth and apprentice to Capt. Samuel Tompkins of Prudence Island, January 14, 1773.

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  • Deposition of Aaron Briggs, bound by the Town of Portsmouth and apprentice to Capt. Samuel Tompkins of Prudence Island, January 14, 1773.

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Title

Deposition of Aaron Briggs, bound by the Town of Portsmouth and apprentice to Capt. Samuel Tompkins of Prudence Island, January 14, 1773.

Subject

Gaspee

Description

"...when they got on board there were about four of the schooner's men on deck, and the rest were coming up out of the hold, and somebody said knock 'em down and kill them, no matter what you do with them; that this deponent did not know the Browns, nor hear them called by their Christian names, and further declares that it was John Brown who shot the captain, and that he hath never seen either of the Browns since; ..."

Creator

Gaspee Commission

Source

C#554

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

January 14, 1773

Rights

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Language

eng

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Gaspee Commission, "Deposition of Aaron Briggs, bound by the Town of Portsmouth and apprentice to Capt. Samuel Tompkins of Prudence Island, January 14, 1773.," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #1066, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/1066 (accessed April 26, 2019).