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Personally appeared before me this 22 day of Novbr 1866 John Dee, who having been duly sworn deposes as follows.

My name is John Dee, I live at Mitchellville, Tenn. In March 1864 Ben Roney, living at Mitchellville, Tenn with whom I was employed told me to light a fire. I did not start the moment he told me. He then said he would not hire me nor pay me. I then threw down my axe. He Roney then went into his house and got his gun and as I was walking towards the house, he shot me part of the discharge going into my arm, back and leg.

Doctor Walton attended me. Roney said he would do the same thing again, if I ever refused to do anything.

(Sigd) John X his mark Dee

Sworn and subscribed before me this 22 day of November 1866.
Witness Sigd Edward H. Leib  
Capt. 5 Cavy
Bt. Lt. Col. 
U.S.V.

(sigd) Mich'l. Walsh
Capt V.R.C. and Chief Superintendent

Official
S.W. Groesbeck
Lieut & A.A.A. Genl.


Transcription Notes:
changed "S.V." to "S.W." Groesbeck Changed "November" in 2nd line to "Novbr"; Name looks like "Roney" rather than " Rovey" - looks like the "n" in "and"

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