. The deposition of George Wellford, dated at Marblehead, 10 April 1771, is in SF
132064. Wellford testified that, on the voyage to Philadelphia, Mugford had told
him “that he had got seven or eight small pieces of gold which he said he would if
he could pass them for dollars.” At Philadelphia, Mugford had said “that he brought
eighteen Jos. which his father sent by him to buy pork, but pork being dear, he would
not buy it, but would [lay?] out the money in flour and bread.” The deposition also
substantiates the other accounts of the theft of the trunk and Burnam's confrontation
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.