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Re: my lost michie
Posted by: Tom F. Behrendt of Va. Date: February 02, 1999 at 14:45:18
In Reply to: my lost michie by sheila bryant gonzales of 340

I just read Wm. Cotton's message to you. It reminded me of a story of how Scotch John got here in America. The story goes that he and another bed-ridden friend were in debtors prison in England. The prisors were given a chance to avoid being hung. They could draw from a box of marbles whereupon if they drew a white one they would be deported to the new world while a black one would send them to the gallows. John (who may have been know as "Jack"... or maybe that was one of his sons) drew a white marble but then placed it in the hands of his ill friend. He was allowed to draw again and drew another white one! I believe the friend was some importance to the story (i.e. also became a well-known Virginia family) but I do not recall who it was. - Tom Behrendt (


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