Transcribed by Audrey Henderson, November 2014
Quebec City Archives
Themis Database of Court Records
July 13, 1852
Localisation #3B 023 04-03-001A-01
Dated 13th day of July 1852
For Quarter Sessions
PROVINCE OF CANADA
DISTRICT OF QUEBEC
BEFORE ME, the undersigned, one of the Justices of our Sovereign Lady the Queen, assigned to keep the Peace, within the District of Quebec, this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord Christ, one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. Personally came and appeared Edward Payne of Stoneham, in the County of Quebec, farmer,
Who being duly sworn upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, doth declare, depose, and say, as follows: – to wit, that on the twelfth day of July instant, at Stoneham, at about three or four o’clock in the afternoon, I was going along the high way when I came up to John Duffy and James Duffy who were arguing together, and James Whelan. James Duffy there said to me are you coming to take this man past, meaning Whelan, he then struck me with his fist on the mouth and knocked out one of my teeth, I then got away from James Duffy, and was going when he followed me, and took hold of an adze and attempted to strike me with it, but was prevented of so doing by Benjamin McKee. I then got in a house on the way.
Further deponent saith not and hath
Sworn before me, at the City of Quebec on the day and year first above written.
Signed: Maguire, J.P.
Signed: Edward Payne