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title:“Deposition of Charles Barrett and Aaron Fontaine”
date written:1788-8-13

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"Deposition of Charles Barrett and Aaron Fontaine." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 10. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1993. 1460-61. Print.

Deposition of Charles Barrett and Aaron Fontaine (August 13, 1788)

The deposition of Col. Charles Barrett, and Captain Aaron Fontaine, in a certain dispute or controversy between Waddy Thomson, Charles Yancey, and Thomas Johnson, gentlemen Commissioners (appointedby the late Hon. Convention) and William Smith B. Nelson Anderson and Richard Paulett. These deponents after being solemnly sworn do depose and say, that in consequence of our having seen a letter of Capt. William Smith's, to Col. William White, and attested or certified by Nelson Anderson and Richard Paulett, accusing Capt. Waddy Thomson, Charles Yancey and Thomas Johnson, sheriff, late Commissioners, in a matter of controversy between Col. Richard Morris and Col. William White, respecting the election of members to Convention, of partiality in the execution of their office, We do therefore certify that we were present on the 16th ofJune last, at the house of Capt. Charles Yancey, where the said Commissioners met agreeable to a resolve of the Hon. Convention, and that we did not observe any thing in the conduct of either of the gentlemen Commissioners, which savoured the least of partiality to either of the parties, and it appeared to us from the behaviour of Mr. Smith, who was agent for Col. White, that he meant to procrastinate the business as much as possible.

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