Condemnation of Mary Easson, Virginia Gazette January 13, 1776
Insolent, Scandalous, and Indecent Behavior
At a committee held for the county of Isle of Wight, on Thursday the 26th day of October, 1775, present, John Scarsbrook Wills, chairman, and thirteen members: Mary Easson, of the said county, (on a suspicion of her being privy to certain intelligence exhibited against divers persons in this county by some person unknown), being summoned, appeared before the said committee, but refused to be sworn, or answer such questions as the committee might demand of her; and after behaving in a very insolent, scandalous, and indecent manner, departed without leave. It is therefore the opinion of this committee, that the said Mary Easson holds principles inimical to the rights and liberties of North America, and ought to be considered as an enemy to her country, and that every person ought to break off all kinds of intercourse with her.
Resolved, that the clerk of the committee send a copy of the above to Mess. John Dixon and William Hunter, and they are requested to insert the same in the Virginia Gazette.
By order of the committee. Francis Young, Clerk.