account by John Bell on September 4, 1791 regarding a dispute between Jacob Prillaman
Sr. and Joseph Spearpoint.
few days after Joseph SpearPint Left living with John Prilliman he came to Hous
& tould me Jacob Prilliman sener Was owing of him & asked me to set Down
his account for him & I did the Account was ry & wheat to the amount of
Twelve & sex pence as well as I rember. Then he told me, to give Prilliman
Credit for six shilling that he paid Thomas Burnte for him & a bushel of corn
which was two shilling & a Quart of brand one shilling & six penc &
the ballance due to spearpint was Two shillings & six pence he asked me To
take the account to Prilliman & ask him for the ballance for he said he never
intended to goe on ther plantation again. i went to Prilliman & he said the
account he beleved was right but he wanted to se sperpint some time after that
I was at Prillimans & spearpint came There & he fell out with old Jacob
Prilliman & abuesed him veri much & the old man did not seam to regard
it much & spearpint went away in a Great rage. in about a weak after Spearpint
Came to Prilliman again & seamed very humbel & I heard him Tell the old
man that he sorre had fell out with him & desiered to be friends with him.
the old man ansers well Spearpint Told him he oed Peter Helm two Bushels of Ry
& if he would pay Helm The ry & give him a pint of brand & they would
make friens & be clear of each other of all dues dels & demands from the
begining of the world to that day. I beleve the settelment was about jun in the
Franklin County Suit Papers, Acc. 23707, Nov 1791, Joseph
Spearpoint v. Jacob Prilliman.