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<p>A second Count charges the said
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<p>Mr. James opened the Indictment: and Mr. Silvester opened the Case:</p>
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<p>I am clerk to the Navy-office, this is the muster book of the Isis, here is in this book</p>
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<p>I live in East-Smithfield, I keep a public house, I know the prisoner, he applied to me on Saturday the 31st of July, to the best of my recollection; he came in and set down some considerable time, I at last took notice of him, he said he had no money, he came upon some little business concerning his brother, who died in the East-Indies; he had only a will and power to his father, who was dead, and the writings were sent to him; he said, that his brother's name was
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<interp inst="t17841020-63-person628" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who was a seaman on board the Isis; he said, his father had been dead five years, in consequence of that some shipmates of his brother's had sent this will and power to him; and he came from Portsmouth, I promised him a lodging for a day or two, till he could get his business done; he staid in my house till Sunday morning, and on Monday morning I went with the prisoner to the Navy-office, he asked me to go, he said he did not know what was owing to his brother, I went with him there, and found there was 38 l. 11 s. due to his brother, we went then to Doctors Commons, and applied to Mr. Jones; he was there examined in every respect to where he lived, and the parish in Ireland, and he was found right in every respect; I heard and saw him take the oath before the Surrogate, I do not know the name of the person that went with me, it was this Gentleman; I am sure the prisoner is the man that went with me to take the oath, he got a letter of administration, this is the admistration and the power he gave me to receive the money; that was the power he made me when he received the administration to pay me what I lent him out of my pocket; on the Wednesday following we got the administration, I went into Corbet-court, Birchin-lane, to receive some prize money which was due for the ship, and there the real brother stopped payment; the prisoner said, he was the real brother till the day following, when he owned he was not; he then said, his name was
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<p>I am clerk to Mr. Cowper, a Proctor in Doctors Commons; I remember a person coming about two months since, for letters of administration to the effects of one Harrison; I cannot swear the prisoner is the man, I believe him to be the man, I went with him to Dr. Harris, to obtain an administration to the effects of a brother, in the name of Harrison.</p>
<p>What did he say was his name at that time? - Harrison, the Christian name I cannot recollect.</p>
<p>Did you obtain these letters of administration? - We did.</p>
<p>The remainder of this Trial in the next Part, which will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178410200101"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 20th of OCTOBER, 1784, and the following Days;</p>
<p>Being the EIGHTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon.
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<persName id="t17841020-63-person632"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY E. HODGSON, PROFESSOR OF SHORT-HAND; And Published by Authority.</p>
<p>NUMBER VIII. PART VI.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by J. WALMSLAY, No. 35, Chancery Lane, and S. BLADON, No. 13, Pater-noster Row.</p>
<p>MDCCLXXXIV.</p>
<p>[PRICE SIX-PENCE.]</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178410200102"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Continuation of the Trial of
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<p>What did he swear? - He swore the deceased died a batchelor intestate, without a parent, and that he was a brother and next of kin; in consequence of which, he obtained the letters of administration: the oath is a verbal oath; this is the same, this is signed by Dr. Harris, he is a Surrogate in Doctors Commons.</p>
<p>Court. Did the prisoner sign it? - No, it is not customary.</p>
<p>Then it is not the form of the Commons to enter, that a person has been sworn upon this? - No.</p>
<p>In what manner is he sworn? - He is taken before a Surrogate, and a notary attends to attest the affidavit.</p>
<p>Who is the notary? - He is in Court.</p>
<p>In what manner is the oath administered? - Verbally.</p>
<p>In what mode of administration? - The Doctor repeats the words.</p>
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<p>I am a notary.</p>
<p>Tell us the oath that is taken before the Surrogate? - The man swore that the deceased died without parent, intestate.</p>
<p>What intitles you to say that he swore to it? - The Surrogate says to him, you swear that such a one, the deceased, in this warrant is dead intestate, without a parent, and that you are the brother; the man assents, and I attest it.</p>
<p>Court. It is not marked upon it, sworn before me? - It says let administration pass as prayed, the said
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<p>"George Harrison, Surrogate, the 2d of August, 1784. Appeared personally,
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<p>You have attended often on these occasions? - Many times in the course of a day.</p>
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<p>You are a seaman on board the Ifis, you knew
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<p>Did you hear him say what family he had? - No, I never heard him talk of any.</p>
<p>Did he make a will? - Yes, I know nothing of the writing, I brought a letter to
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<p>What did the man that died call him? -
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<p>What ship did your brother serve on board? - The Isis.</p>
<p>Is your father alive? - He is.</p>
<p>Is this man any relation? - No, I never saw him before I saw him at the Alderman's.</p>
<p>What did he tell you his name was then? - He told me before the Justice, his name was
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<p>Did you receive a letter from your brother? - I did, this man brought it, his name is Gardner.</p>
<p>Do you know your brother's hand writing? - He could not write.</p>
<p>- KNIGHT sworn.</p>
<p>I was present before the Alderman at this man's examination; the Magistrate asked him his name, and he said, his name was
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<p>Had you any conversation with the prisoner about a will? - No.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, only that I was in great want, and misfortune brought me to it.</p>
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<p>Being the EIGHTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon.
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<p>TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY E. HODGSON, PROFESSOR OF SHORT-HAND; And Published by Authority.</p>
<p>NUMBER VIII. PART VI.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by J. WALMSLAY, No. 35, Chancery Lane, and S. BLADON, No. 13, Pater-noster Row.</p>
<p>MDCCLXXXIV.</p>
<p>[PRICE SIX-PENCE.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178410200102"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1></div0>
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