Ann Davis v. Charles Minifee. Petitioners' Bill of Exceptions


In these cases, after the Petrs had produced & read in evidence to the Jury the Depos of Wm Dove & Catharine Harley, in the record of Rosamond Bentley vs A. Addison (here insert it) and had examined one John Rabbitt as a witness sworn in the cause, to prove what one John Ø The Defendants offered to read to the Jury the following depositions only offered of Henry Darnall, Clement Hill, John Carey, Robert Soper, Elizabeth Barber, Sarah Thomas, Wm Digges, Benjamin Brooks & Henry Rozeir, taken in the suits of Bently & vs Digges &[?] Bentley vs Hawkins who are dead and the petitioners objected to the read of the Petitioners in those suits being the sisters of the said Rosamond Bentley Here insert the record. To the reading of which depositions the counsel for the petitioner objectd, and prayed the opinion of the Court whether the said depositions should be read in evidence in these cases and the court gave it as their opinion that the said depositions should be read. To which opinion the Petitioners except & pray that the same may be signed & sealed, which is done accordingly.

Ø King, Edward Claggett & James Short, old persons heretofore deceased, had declared to him in conversation   concerning the same Mary Davis, in the said records mentioned.