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<p>482.
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<p>Jury. Q. Did he ever buy any of you? - A. Never.</p>
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<p>Churton. The private mark is regular, in my own hand writing.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before The LORD CHIEF BARON.</p> </div1></div0>
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