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<p>609.
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<p>The indictment was read by Mr. Reynolds, and the case was stated by Mr. Gurney.</p>
<p>JOSEPH
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<interp inst="t18061029-51-person536" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. Examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You belong to the commissary geneneral's office. - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the roll of the eighty-seventh regiment and tell me at what time the muster roll bears date. - A. From the 25th of June to the 24th of November 1796.</p>
<p>Q. Be so good as to look at the letter D, and tell me whether you find a person of the name of Dyson any where or not. - A. There is no such name as Dyson.</p>
<p>Q. Now look at the letter T, and see if you find it Tyson there. - A. Here is
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<p>Court. I thought you said there was no such name - A. I do find it in the effective roll of the regiment, but that is not the man; I am quite unprepared; I have found
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<p>Q. I shall not trouble you any further with it, the muster roll must be
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1></div0>
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