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Samuel Anderton in the Parish of Stepney being a Soldier in the King's Service, was Indicted for deserting his Majesties Service, July 1 . after he had recieved Pay from his Captain , His Captain attesting that he had Listed the said Anderson, gave him one Shilling, and his Serjeant thereupon Mustered him, and ordered him Quarters; and the next Morning the said Anderson recieved Pay of his Captain, but after that was not seen by his Officer for seven Days at which time the said Serjeant accidentally met the Prisoner and seized him. The Prisoner made very little Defence, only said his Captain gave him no Pay after he was Listed but one Day: The Jury found him Guilty .