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<persName id="t16911209-27-defend84" type="defendantName"> William Harsey
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<interp inst="t16911209-27-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and one John th; the former of which recovered, and was an Evidence against the Prisoner in Court; but Smith died the next day, thing may be Noted, that Smith was the Prisoner's friend; the business being done in the Street, in the dark, he mis and stabbed his own Friend instead of another Man: The Prisoner urged that he knew not what he did being in drink; and that the deceased Sillock struck him first; but none d prove that, and it was lookt upon to be no less than a and wilful Murther, so he was found
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