May 26, 1865 - Testimony of Francis Lucas.
FRANCIS LUCAS, a witness called for the accused, Samuel A. Mudd, being duly sworn, testified as follows:
By MR. STONE:
Q. Where do you live?
A. I live in Charles County, Md., near Bryantown; two miles from Bryantown.
Q. In what occupation were you engaged last December?
A. I am a huckster, and have been for several years.
Q. State to the Court whether there was any arrangement made between Dr. Mudd and yourself as to carrying some articles from the city down home for him last December, and state what time it was.
A. It was on Christmas Eve. Dr. Mudd came to me in market, and asked me if I would take down a stove for him. I promised to do so if I could. He came to me two or three times, and asked me not to forget it. I finally told him it was out of my power to do it.
By ASSISTANT JUDGE ADVOCATE BINGHAM:
Q. At what time of day did he come to you on Christmas Eve to ask you to haul the stove?
A. I do not recollect the hour: I suppose, about nine or ten o’clock.