Deposition of Aaron Smith respecting an attack of the Indians

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SOUTH-CAROLINA, NINETY-SIX District:

Personally appeared Aaron Smith, son of Captain Aaron Smith, of Little River, in said District, Planter, who, being

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duly sworn, maketh oath, that this morning about daybreak a number of Indians, about eight or ten in number, came to his father' s house and killed him and Lorick Smith, his son, and fired upon him and his brother, who made their escape, and that he believes all the rest of the family are killed.

AARON SMITH.

Sworn before me this 1st day of July, 1776, eight o' clock in the morning:

JOHN PURVES, J˙ P.

N˙ B. This Little River is in South-Carolina, six miles from the Indian land.