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Before me Edward Mosely Esqr One of the members of the Council & being Authorised to take the Depositions of Certain persons relateing to the boundarys of this Government personally Came and appeared Richd Booth aged Sixty three years or thereabouts who on his Oath on the holy Evangelist taken Saith That in or about the year 1661 this Deponent Came into Virginia and Served Major Merritt Six years (who then Lived about Twenty Mile from the Weyanoake Indian Town the Weyanoaks living very near a plantation that now belongs to Collo Harrison betwixt Blackwater River & Weyanoake River which Weyanoake River by Reason of the Declension of the Weyanoake Indians and the Nottoway Indians removeing nigher to it has since in this Deponents memory gained the name of Nottoway River by the Virginians) And this Deponent further Saith that in the year 1667 he being employed by one Wm West to go in a Canoe with Certain goods &c to the Maherine Indian Town one Jno Browne and a Certain Weyanoake Indian Called Tom Freeman being in the Canoe with him as they went Down Blackwater River this Deponent then being a Stranger in those parts any other than by hearesay enquired what River that was they first mett with on their Right Hand they answered it was Weyanoake & opposite to the Rivers mouth was a field belonging to the Weyanoakes it being then about one of the Clock in the afternoon this Deponent enquired how far it was to Maherine River they answered they should gett there before Sun down which they did accordingly whereby this Deponent Computed it was about thirteen mile by Water & this Deponent further Saith that he never understood that the Weyanoake Indians ever lived to the Southward of that River.

Capt. et Jurat Decimo
die Januar Anno 1707

Coram me Edwd. Mosely