May 30, 1865 - Testimony of William A. Mudd about Dr. Samuel Mudd
WILLIAM A. MUDD, a witness called for the accused, Samuel A. Mudd, being duly sworn, testified as follows:
By MR. STONE:
Q. Do you know Dr. Samuel A. Mudd?
A. I do.
Q. How far do you live from him?
A. I judge it is about a mile and a quarter, or between that and a mile and a half.
Q. Will you state to the Court whether, at any time last year, you saw a Captain White, of Tennessee, or a Captain Perry, or a Lieutenant Perry, at or about Dr. Samuel A. Mudd’s house or premises.
A. I never did.
Q. Did you see Andrew Gwynn, or Ben. Gwynn, or George Gwynn, about his house, or about his premises, at any time last year?
A. No, sir: I have not seen Andrew Gwynn since he left for the South. Mr. George Gwynn I have seen about church several times since his return.
Q. Did you ever see any person staying out in the woods at Dr. Samuel Mudd’s at any time last year?
A. I never did. I never saw a man there that I knew or heard had been South except one, and he I only heard went there. I do not whether he did or not.
Q. You need not state what you heard: I only ask you as to what you saw.
A. I saw Mr. Bennett Gwynn sitting there on his horse, as I was passing one day, talking with the doctor. I rode up in front of the house. I do not recollect what the conversation was; but they were talking, and talking loud. I understood from him, I think, or some one, that he was scouting. That has been, I think, something near three years ago.
Q. Was it quite three years ago. Do you remember whether it was the first year of the war?
A. I think it was somewhere in the fall of the first year of the war. I do not know, though. I do not recollect well the time. It was the time I understood they were after him to catch him.