June 5, 1865 - Testimony of John F. Davis about Dr. Samuel Mudd
JOHN F. DAVIS, a witness called for the accused, Samuel A. Mudd, being duly sworn, testified as follows:
By MR. EWING:
Q. State where you live.
A. I live in Prince George’s County, Md. about a mile from the line of Charles County.
Q. Will you state to the Court whether you know of the whereabouts of Dr. Samuel Mudd on the third day of March last?
A. Yes, sir. Dr. Samuel Mudd was home at ten o’clock on the third day of last March. My son was living with him. I heard he was sick on the second day of March; and, on the third day of March, I went down to see him. I carried him half a dozen small perch. It was the only time I went to see him during his sickness.
Q. How are you enabled to fix it as being the third day of March?
A. I went from Washington on the last day of February, went to Calvert County on the 1st of March, came home on the 2d, and went to Dr. Sam. Mudd’s on the 3d.
Q. Did you see Dr. Sam. Mudd then?
A. I saw Dr. Sam. Mudd about ten o’clock on Friday morning, the third day of March.
Q. At his house?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Near Bryantown?
A. It is within about five miles of Bryantown, I suppose.