this notice appeared in several newspapers now collected in the Newsbank database "America's Historic Newspapers."Here's one version:
"The New York Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post-Boy"September 18, 1752.
(from Newsbank:American Historical Newspapers - copied at Cornell University)
Bucks County, to wit.On the 15th Day of August, 1752, personally appeared before us, John Abraham Denormandie, and Alexander Graydon, Esquires, two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for said County, James Adair, of the Falls Township, who being duly sworn, &etc. did declare and say, "That as he, this Deponent, was travelling in his Wagon, between Bristol and his own House, on Wednesday, the 29th Day of July last, between the Hours of Five and Six a Clock of the same Day, within about Half a Mile, of his own House, he came up with a Man on Horseback,whose Name he afterwards learn'd to be Perot, who call'd to this Deponent, and begg'd him to unbind him, telling him he had been robb'd; this Deponent, supposing he only jested, r eplied, That perhaps he might charge him with the Robbery, if he unbound him, that upon this Deponent's asking his Wife, who was with him, what he had best to do |for that he believed he was a Rogue, she told him to do as he pleased; that this Deponent then went out of his Waggon, and found the said Perot sitting on his Horse, with his Hands bound under his Hams with a Garter, which said Perot told him was his own Garter, wrapp'd several Times round his Wrists, but without any Knot tied on it; that the Wrists were swelled by the Tightness of the binding;That the Said Perot, after he was unbound, seemed to be very weak and faint, or pretended to be so, and said he could not ride; but by the Assistance of a Foot Traveller, who then came up, this Deponent, helped the said Perot into his Waggon,and carried him to his House:That the Said Perot told this Deponent, that two Men on Horseback, which said Perot described, had robb'd him of between Thirty and Forty Pistoles, Four Doubloons, and some Jewels and Necklaces, and that one of the Rogues had knock'd him down from his Horse, by a Blow on the Head, altho' this Deponent, upon Examination, could not discover any Sign of Hurt, Wound or Bruise in the Place where said Perot alledg'd he received the Blow.And this Deponent further saith, That on Wednesday the 12th of this Instant August, the said Perot came to this Deponent's House, and desired him to go with him to Trenton, and declare before some Magistrate there, the Condition he had found the said Perot in, on the 29th Day of July last; that accordingly this Deponent did go with him before Theophilus Severns, Esq; in Trenton, where the said Perot did write a Paper, which was red to this Deponent, but not so distinctly that he could sufficieintly apprehend the Meaning of it; and altho this Deponent expressed an Unwillingness to sign said Paper, yet he was sollicited so much that at length he was prevailed upon to sign it, but refused to swear to it:That afterwards this Deponent being informed that he had been imposed on, in signing said Paper, he procured a Copy of th same, and now declares, That such part of the Contents of said Paper which contradict this present Deposition, to be entirely false; and further this Deponent saith not.
Sworn the Day and Year above-
written, before us,
JOHN ABRAHAM DENORMANDiE