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<p>601.
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<p>(The Record read as before.)</p>
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<persName id="t17830910-6-person138"> JOHN OWEN
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<p>Do you recollect the prisoner's person? - I do.</p>
<p>Do you remember his being in Court in January session's? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was he the same person that had been tried on the record that has just been read? - I am positive to the person.</p>
<p>You are one of the assistants of Mr. Akerman, are not you? - Yes.</p>
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<p>You took the prisoner? - Yes, he behaved as well as any person could in his unhappy situation, he did not make the least resistance in the world.</p>
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<p>Court. Look at the prisoner, was he one of the men delivered on board the vessel, of which you was mate? - Yes.</p>
<p>You are mate of the Swift? - I am.</p>
<p>That was the transport on board which these people were to be carried? - The ship Swift was the transport.</p>
<p>Was the prisoner one of them that was delivered to be transported? - He was.</p>
<p>What part did he take in escaping from the ship? - I do not know any particular part.</p>
<p>He was not particularly active, either in taking the arms, or securing the Captain? - No, my Lord.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>My Lord, I was between decks when the ship was taken, a man came down to me, and said, Jack the ship is taken, I said, I am sorry for it, I would rather go to America, I have no friends in England.</p>
<p>Were any of these people compelled to go on board the boat? - No, they were not.</p>
<p>None of them were compelled to the best of your knowledge? - No.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p>
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