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Source: Colonial Records Written: 1786 From the Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. 18. Dec. 18, 1786 - ... That it appears by the deposition of HARDY ROBERTSON that THOS. BUTCHER & JOHN SHEPPARD [of Dobbs] hade drawn the sum of 186.12.6 pounds in his name; that although he had never served in the army, he thought proper to call on them for the money drawn in his name, that SHEPPARD acknowledged the fact and promised to settle with him; which with other circumstances will appear by deposition marked 2. The Depositions of JOHN BROWN, MANN PHILLIPS and WILLIAM JOHNSON MARKED 3,5,6 added to the charges against JOHN SHEPPARD, WILLIAM FAIRCLOTH and others by which it appears that the said PHILLIPS had been generally employed in making out accounts & orders. BENJAMIN SHEPPARD, JOHN SHEPPARD of Dobbs, ARTHUR PIERCE of JOHNSON accused of embezzling . Citation issued for WILLIAM SHEPPARD of Dobbs, ABRAM SHEPPARD, Jr., ABRAM SHEPPARD, Sr.