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Maryland Royal Retaliators
Affadavit of Joseph McKoy

Copy of the Affadavit of Joseph McKOY

City of New York
in North America

Joseph McKOY of Washington County in Maryland being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God deposeth and saith,

that he this Deponent is one of the Associated Loyalists in that County, who Associated themselves together and inlisted under Captain Hugh KELLY to serve His Majesty as Soldier during the War in America,

that he is personally acquainted with Adam GRAVES, John George GRAVES and Nicholas ANDRES, and knows them to be Officers of a Company of the said Associated Loyalists, and the Identical Persons who were under sentence of Death for High Treason at Frederick Town in the said Province, and afterwards transported on Board of a French Man of War not to return again to the said Province;

And this Deponent further saith, that they the said Adam GRAVES, John George GRAVES and Nicholas ANDRES, were Men of good Real and personal Estates which were confiscated and sold in consequence of their Loyalty and the Part they had taken in behalf of Government, by the Rebels, as he this deponent since understood and verily believes to be true, and further this Deponent saith not.

Joseph McKOY

True Copy No. 3

Sworn this 5th Day of
September 1783 before me
                  Wm. WALTON
                  Mag. of Police

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 40, folio 46.

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