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on which part of her no building raised over the water for the convenience of passage, but two big sharp stones in the water, these laying such a distant from each other, that it is not probably that any of the present generation would leap or jump; but the foresaid barbarous man would stand on one of the stones already mentioned, with his theft burden about his neck, and skip or move forwardly to the other, without step or sliding; which jump is a great object of amazement or astonishment to the beholders that will examine the distant between the said stones,–which stones perspicuously to view to this day. The within-mentioned barbarous man, for his incoherent transactions, had his pistol once standing in need of being repaired, or to be restored after injury of dilapidation which happened in his practical sanguinary engagement; at which time three men arrived to a place that was not laying a great distant from his habitation, which men were cunning in brass and an iron work. They sheltered themselves in a vacant house there for some days, acting in the line of their profession. Upon his receiving intelligence that they were there, he thought proper to go purposely to them to obtain his pistol altered for the better, which they per-