[Boston]: 1671. 1 sheet. 8 x 4 inches. First edition. Very good, a few small chips and tears, reinforced top edge, faint soiling, contents dampstained, but clean and legible. Item #44398
Clerical copy of Martha Peas' testimony in the case of Captain James Oliver vs. Elizabeth Woodmansey. Peas testifies she "...heard them saying the house then in building where the said Elizabeth afterward lived and dyed [sic] was built for the same Elizabeth whome he called Betty. & that I saw Miss Oliver very active with the said Elizabeth in removing the said Woodmansey's household goods from his own hired house to that new house I always understood to be given by Capt. James Oliver & his wife to the said Elizabeth as her own and farther saith not." True copy attested by Js. Addington, Oct. 3, 1671.
Capt. James Oliver Boston (1617-1682) "was son of Elder Thomas Oliver, was admitted freeman 1640, was of the artillery company 1651, was Lieutenant 1653 and Captain 1656 and 1666 ; was selectman 1653, and for several years inspector of the port. He was Captain of first military company of Boston 1673, was appointed to command of the company in the Narragansett campaign, and was one of the few officers that passed safely through the "great swamp fight."