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A narrative of the minutes of evidence respecting the claim to the Berkeley peerage, as taken before the Committee of privileges in 1811. Together with the entire evidence of the persons principally concerned. To which are added, facsimiles of the banns, and register of the marriage: extracted from online

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Lady Berkeley about twenty years, when she was introduced
bv Colonel West. She denied any intiaiacy between Mr»*
Cbapeau and Lady Berkeley, she was only treated, with
common civility bv Lady Berkeley. Mr. Chapeau, she
said, generally addressed Lady Berkeley as Miss Tudor,'
whom she never knew making use of any violent language
towards Mrs. Price the governess. Mr. Chapeau she abo
affirmed was not in Lady Berkeley's conlidence. The Lady
Dowager Berkeley treated her every way kindly, and as a
mother should treat her daughter. Mrs. Bell had painted
several pictures, which she presented to the family in a
friendly way ; but denied being employed by them in the
"i^ay of business.

Being examined by the Lords, and asked —

Did you ever hear Mrs. Price say on what account she
left Lady Berkeley's family ? — She quitted Lady Berkeley's
service in consequence of .

Did you ever hear her say ? — Yes ; Mrs. Price called
upon me the morning she left Lady Berkeley. She consi-
dered Lady Berkeley had not used her well ; that they had
,had the Prince to dine with them on the Saturday ; and she
conceived she had had a slight pul upon her. Mr. Carring-
.ton dined at the table, and she was not admitted ; and I coq« ,
ceived she was hurt at it.

Did she assign that as the reason for quitting the service
of Lady Berkeley? — Not entirely; she said I^dy Berkeley
had not used her well ; but she seemed extremely hurt, and
in a violent passion.

Did she assign any other reason ? — No, ■! never beard any
, other reason.

Had you ever any correspondence with L^dj Beik^^
previous to the year 1796? — ^Yes.

By Letter ? — Not very frequent. ^— >\5

How did you address your letters to Lady Bet'^ ^ *
letters were always under cover to Lord Berk^\ey- ^s^ ^

Was Mr. Qhapeau in the habit of being ^ g<^^^^ ^w\f^^
Lord Berkeley ';j ?_ Yes, he, was a great deal tl^^f^A ^^^
first knew him ; that is to say, of a momm^ • u^ t^^^^
in frequently of a uiomiog. "" ^f «-«^

Was Mr. C^;apf?au iii the habit of diuin^ the^'^OOQlc ^^\
^o, not to anif, i/.^re, not very frequently. ^^ ^^

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with Lord Berkeley ?~No, Mr. Chapeau used to eftme Over
m an evening to shoot rabbits, but £ do not know that he.
used to shoot with Lord Berkeley.

Do you recollect when Mr. Chapeau ceased to visit the
Berkeley family; about what year .^-— No, I do not.

Did you ever see him tliere after the year 1799 ? — I think
I nHist> but I cannot recollect tlie time of my last seeing
him. ?

Do you conceive, from Lady Berkeley's conduct and be-
haviour to Mr. Chapeau, that Mr. Chapeau was in Lady
Berkeley's confidence ? — By no means.

In your confidential communications with Lady Berkeley,
did you ever understand from her tliat she was nuirried ? — Yes,

At what time ? — Upon my first knowing Lady Berkeley.

Can you state the circumstances that came out then, what
Lady Berkeley stated ? — No further than Lady Berkeley in-
formed me she was privately married, but it was necessary
for the present to keep it a secret. I could have known
Lady Berkeley no otlier way than by supposing slie was

Was your communication with Lady Berkeley always
compatible with that declaration ? — Yes.

Did Lady Berkeley tell you where she was married ?


Did she ever say this in Lord Berkeley's presence .?*— No,
we were alone when Lady Berkeley told me this.

You stated this to have taken place in the year 1792.^ In

the year 1791.

You never beard Lady Berkeley speak of herself ^s a

married woman in the presence of any person whatever? I

do not recollect tliat ; but I remember Lady Berkeley speak-
ing of her marriage repeatedly to me.

WILLIAM LANE having been sworn, was examined as
follows : ^^

What is your business ? — A cabinet maker.

Where do you reside ? — In Gloucester.

How long havtt you lived in Gloucester ?— All my life ; I
was bred and born there. .^ t

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cabinet-maker^ and my feUow apprentice^ and I have takeft
it up there* My fatber-in-hiw ^vas a maltsler^ and supphed
^e house as weii as Peach,

What was his name r-*John Troiightou.

D« yoo remember being in Lioudbn in the latter end of
the year 17B4 or the beginning fji 1785 i — Perfectly well.

After relating that one Seiby was indebted to him^ and that he
bvedat Kuightsbridge. He proceeded, I went to Knightsbridge,
and brought Selby up to my brother's house in George-
street near Portman-square. It was the Ist of April. Seiby
dined with me, and I advanced him 20/. more. Finding I
should u ant mone)', and hearing of Mrs. Tumour be^i^ in
good drcimfistances, and there being a debt due to my fa^r«
in-law from old Mr. Cole, I applied to her in hopes of
gettii^ my money, which was 14/. or \oL lliere I saw
going into the house Lord and Lady Berkeley. I stopped
a little time^ and Lord Berkeley came out. I then ^^ent
and knocked at the door. I knowed Mrs. Tumour. I then
asked if her mother was there ; she said, '* No ; my mother
is not; but I know, Mr. Lane, what you want" Lady
Berkeley came up to the top of the stairs, and said, ^^ Mr.
Lane, do not distress my mother ; we may have it in our
power to make you amends, and we will do It."

Were 3?ou well acquainted with the person of Lord
Berkeley before this lime ? — For years.

And wkh the person of Lady Berkeley? — 1 knew her very
well h-om a child.

Are you <|uite anre you saw Lord and Lady Berkeley go
to the house of Mrs. Tumour ? — I am positively sure of it.

And that you afterwards saw Lord Berkeley come out of
the house, leaving Lady Berkeley there \ — ^Yes.

What was the di^ on which you met Selby at your bro-
ther's house ? — ^The Ist of January. a i A

How \aag waa it after that you saw Lord a™ La^
JJerkeley going to Mw. Tumour's house?— IT^^^ "^^^"^
two or three weeks. ^

How long is it riuce jon first mentioned 5**'*G?Lf^\
^f'T'n^'^ ^''''^ from the present time r-IVl |;- ^^^V

't't^s M.^?^^ ; that >vas ihe middle of >» ^^ucti^ H^^
case^OD one Side. VV ,..« I came tr. .h. accouri^ ,^^^^__^

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How long did you remain id Loudon ? — I might remain in
London a week or a fortnight.

You did not remain the whofe of the month of January ? —
I cannot p6sitively say that I did. ,

Did you ever see Lord Berkeley after llie time you saw hini
come out of the house?— 1 have a faiut recollectiou I tUluk
when I was up here. Mr. kudge had a niiud to go and bay
a carriage to set up a chaise, and I thijik ui goijg along Long
Acre- 1 did see J^rd and Liidy BerLeiey go into a coach-
maker's, but I would uot wish to have that put down as evi-
dence upon oath.

When was that? — ^That would be about the same time,
the middle of January.

What- was tiie appearance of Lady Berkeley when you
saw her in 17^3 : — Dressed in a sort of habit that day, she
was dressed enough fur a youug girl in the situation she was in.

Was she dresstti hk.e a servant maid, or a young woman
hi a better sitcratiou: — She was dressed I think in a riding
hal)it, 1 d\d nut pay so much attention to her because I kuew
her ver\ well.

Did you see Mrs. Tumour when you went into the house ?
< — \\ lieu I went into the house I went in ou purpose to ask
for my money.

You saw iirs. Tumour r — Yes, I did.

Did y!>u see any d.fftrence between Mrs. Tumour and
ML?s Cole a:5 to their Hiesi : — Mrs. Tumour 1 looked upon to
be in good circumstances, which I knew her sister could not be.

Did you >ee Liid\ Eeikelej in 17S6r— No. In 17B9>
heaiin- of Lady Bcii^eley being married, I went to Berkeley
to endtavoiir to i^ee her Ladvahip, to reniud her of my
money. 1 came to the steward, Mr. Kmg; I mentioned
the cWumsiance to him, and he said, " Do not you go to
the castle ou any ac<:ount, tor Lord Berkeley is there aii<i \v
know yuu, and if you go there he y^^^ ^^ J^^ what
want, and it may be displeasin^r to Lord Berkel^^^y ^ ^
tion the circumstance; leave the buck \\^'^^ me, ^"^ t^*^-^^^*
endeavour to rcnnnd Lady Beikelev of the circii^*^^ ^t^^tw^^
And I beLeve i have a memor... :n.n ou ih^ circ^A^-m.'^^'^


now \u m\ poc*.et. ( JYie «
luemoranduoi %vhen I went

a memoranJom ou lUe

^^'i^ntss produced ^ book)
eut to Berkeley, ^"irry

went to Berkeley to King's g,^udfother ^vbich^va* ^l.e


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I made : ^' 1 789 June 1 ft. Went to Berkeley to King's grand-
father ; he told me he knew not what his son made of his grand-
son's effects^ therefore could do nothing with it." At that time I
left my father- in- law's book wilh the steward to remind Lady
Perkeley of the sum of money that was due ; lie desired me
not to go to the castle as 1 mii^ht see Lord Berkeley ; he
might enquire what it was about^ and it might make things

In 1786 you saw Mrs. Cole in a street somewhere near
the park i* — Yes.

Did you see X^ady Berkeley with her then ? — No.

"Where were you during the whole of the year 1735 ? — In

Do you remember Lady Berkeley being there in that
year ?— I cannot say that I do.

Did you know Farrcn the butcher ? — ^Yes.

And his wife ?— Ycs^ which \\ as a sister of Lady

Did you visit them during the year 1785? — No, I did

Where did you hear they were married ?*— At the stew^ard
King's house; he was the steward to Lord Berkeley in 17^9.

Did he mention, in 1789^ that Lord and Lady Berkeley
"were pi^rried? — Yes.

And desired you not to go there ? — He did not desire me
not to go there ; lie said, *^ I would advise you not to go
there ; leave the book with me, and 1 will see Lady Berke-
ley, and remind her of her promise."

Did you hear from any body else besides King that Lord
and Lady Berkeley were married? — Depend upon it I must'
have heard it in Gloucester, which made me go down to
Berkeley ; I should think that brought me dow n to Berkeley,
hearing of the marriage.

You are sure it was in 1789? — I aiB positive from this

It must have surprised yoiv to hear that Lord Berkeley ha4
married Miss Cole? — Certainly that must be a surprise.

Have you no recollection of the person who first told you
so surprising a circumstance ? — Without doubt it must be my
nx ther hi-Iaw, for she and lady Berkeley's mother "^'^rXWrlp
veil acquainted. '^' ^^ ^ ^o

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Do you ineto by being married, being man and wife f—
To be sure I do.

In your communication with Mr. Smitb> have you not
said that a guinea was given to you r — Yes.

For what? — For producing the papers and memorandums
I have.

Was the debt you have stated ever discharged ?-^No,. it
is not to this day.

Have you ever been promised to have tliis debt discharged?
— I have not been promised a single farthing.

You have said, that the first communication you had re-
specting the marriage between the Lord and Lady Berkeley
was from your mother-in-law, bec^ause of the intimacy be-
tween your mother-in-law and Mrs. Cole ? — Yes.

Was Mrs. Cole acquainted with the circumstances of
the marriage? — I should suppose she must, or else how
should it be known.

Is Mrs. Cole alive or dead ? — I believe she is alive. ^

On the 7 th of June WilUam Hill was examined relative to
entries in his day book.

William PifF a butcher at Gloucester, apprentice to Mr.
Herbert, in 17S2 -and 3, living in Westgate-street, remem-
bered the miUtia Oe^ig at Gloucester in 1783. He recol-
lected seeing Lori^l>i''^eley several times at Farren's house;
walk backwards and forwards opposite to it, and speak to the
present Lady Berkeley on different days. The mistress whom
Piff lived with observed the same, but she was dead before
this evidence was given.

In his cross examination, Mr. Serjeant Best requested per-
mission to put this question. Hav« you seen My- y* ^^^^5
lately ? The answer was, yes I have, the day before 1 came^
here, he ^ked whether I wai coming to town ^ ^^^ ^^^^
himlnas; upon which he said^r he hoped I w ^Aded

c^re of myself, and so on, but nc^thing particul^*"^ ^ s\vo>iVd
that ,t .vas very ri^^^^ ^y ^^^j^^^ and he bop^"^

S/ev wh 'f^*! Mrs. Tumo-Jr and the Ff.^g askeA."
.hrappeareS^^'^'^^rf very ill at the time. I5*;'*o she -J*

daughters rfres,T^^''« 'i^'^Shier? l'« answered *''^°°?^, ^^o
j;; ,1.^ ,...** a« Viell as others s<?metinies. _ »s^«0.^ L

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Do you rtcoUect the manner in which Mr. Smith put tthe
question to you about the year 1785? — Upon my word, he
asked me whether I could recollect their tiring in \1S5 in
the street ; and I told him I believed it was ; but I was not
positively sure.

Do you recollect that you gave that sort of uncertain an-
awer at first? — Yes.

And Mr. Smitli never brought ycu to London ? — No.

When did you remove from one shop to the other?— It
was about 1784.

What circum.^lance happened in 1784 that obliged you t(f
move? — My master faih d.

That was Herbert? — Yes.

Who was the master you went to then ? — Mr. Workman.

Did that happen in 1784 ? — Yes.

Arc you certain you saw Lord Berkeley walking up a»d
down before Farren's shop, before you moved from Herbert's
to Workman ? — Yes.

Do you remember being set to watch Lord Berkeley ?—
Yes, by my mistress.

When was that? — In 17S3.

Who set you to watch ? — Mrs. Herbert.

What for ? — She and I were standin^^ at the door, and
seeing Lord Berkeley coming alowg, she did not like to go
out and see who he spoke to; and told me to go and see
who he spoke to.

That was the insjauce in which you were to watch to see
who Lord Berkeley spoke to r — I have seen him myself
many times.

Was that the instance in which you were set to watch? — I
have been set several times to watch.

Were you several times set to watch ? — Several times in
the evening.

By whom ? — Mrs. Herbert.

Every time to watch Lord Berkeley? — Not every time;
but I have been set when I have been at the door.

Have you been set by your mistress several times to
watch Lord Berkeley? — When Mrs. Herbert stood at the

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"Was Mrs. Farren at the door? — Not at the door.

At Farren's door ? — She was in the shop.

Was Mrs. Tumour or Mrs. Farren at the door when you
^re set to watch?— They might be sometim^s^ but not every
time. ^

Did you sec Lord Berkeley speak to them? — Nev^r any
one but she.

How often ? — I cannot tell exactly.

This was all in that same month of March? — I cannot
answer to a week.

' Was every time that you were set to watch in that same
month of March ? — I believe it was.

Did he always come alone ? — ^I never saw any body with

With Lord Berkeley ?— -No.

It was always in Farren's shop ? — Not in Farren s shop
that Lord Berkeley stood ; it was outside he stood.

How long did he stop ? — Not above a minute or two at a

Did you hear any thing that passed^ you being watch-
man ? — No ; I never went near enough.

How far were you from them? — ^A little distance, a door
or two, or a few doors off.

Did you ever watch Lord Berkeley on any otlier occa-
aion ? — No never.

Never but in that year? — No.

Did you ever watch any body else ? — No. ^

Did Mrs. Herbert ever direct you to watcb ais^ body else .

Was there any other occasion on \v\iich yoii "^^^.^xvit v?e
to watch Lord Berkeley?— It was not a ^^^^.^ Jds \u
thought for gentlemen to come backwards ^^^ ^
that way. rf,oe\* co\xCv^%

You do not recdlect any of t^^^ otbef ^^^^^^
there ?— No. ;^^e,x%vv^^^^ ^

Did you see the other officers cotii\*.„ to ^^^^ ^ Va:^'^ *^^
ghop?- Yes; I believed they lod-ed^thel^^ "^ v, <i^^-

them at the window. c^^^ Ib^^ .-^:^^^'^^

Did you ever watch them ? 1 Kave <% \^^

J^tpersons?-The other officers. Di,.ize.byGoOQle ,^

Did jou ever watch them? >fo. 'NJ.at^

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bone, was then called in, and produced the register-baok
of marriages for that parish.

THOMAS STOCK, a butcher at Gloucester, just op^
posite thfe College Court going into the Church -yard, being
examined, deposed, that he kept a shop in Wcstgate-street
many years, being seventy years old ; and that he was living
there in 1783, and a long while before then. To the question.
Do you remember in 1783, seeing Lord Berkeley there ?—
He answered, I cannot- tell exactly; my memory will, not
let me say what year it was in; but at the time the mihtia
was there I saw Lord Berkeley more than once or twice,
or ten times, come opposite to me, the same as these gen-
tlemen are — march oft* when he dismissed the soldiers; I
just looked at him a bit; he seemed to smile. I took no
more notice than to see whereabout he went, and so 1 took
notice that he went into Mr. Farren's ; " and w ho hap*
^^ pened to be there:" — I saw Polly Cole at the door —
'^ and why did you go up to see whether it was Lord
'^ Berkeley and Polly Cole V — because I thought whether
it was or not, 1 thought it was like two lovers ready to se«
one another ; and that was what I looked after.

Have you from that time lived constantly at Glou-
cester \ — In the same place ever since, in the same shop.

Have you been repeating over your evidence to any
body ?— No ; I never spoke to any one but Piff.

Did not you tell them what you had to say before you
came here ?-— No.

Not the evidence you were to give at the bar? — No.

Did not you tell what you had to say to any body who
aakcd you about it ? — No.

j^re you sure of that ? — Yes.

They have examined you here without knowing what you
were to say ? — They never examined me at Gloucester, nor
no where else.

Did any body, before you come to the bar here, ask you
questions of what you were to say here, and you relate
what you have related here to-day?— -No; no man asked
me any thing about it that I know of.

You swear that you have never told to any body before
you told it at the bar here to-day what you have related to^
their Lordships? — Not that they came to me, and that I

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Except to the witness Piff, you uever told it to any
body r— No.

Did you tell it to no solicitor, no clerk of any solicitor,
and nobody besides Mr. Piff: — 1 do not recollect that I
did. ^

Will 3-0U swear that ?— T am upon my oath.

Recollect di-tinctly whether you mean to say you never
told this to any body but the last witness Piff, before you
^related it here f — 1 never did.

TTie witness was directed to withdraw. '

The Counsel were directed to withdraw.

The Counsel were again called in, and informed, tliat no
witness who had been examined, or is to be examined in
this cause_, be suffered to remain in the House during tJie
examination of any other w itness, except the agents on each
side, or by order and leave of the House.

The witness was again called in, and the following ques-
tion and answer w as read over to the witness :

'' You swear you never have told to any body before you
*^ told it at the Bar here to-day, what you have related to
^^ their Lordships ? — " Not that they came to me, and that
*^ I related it to them. 3Ir. Cheston once came to me and
^' auked me."

Conclude what you were saying respecting ^Ir. Cheston's
coming to you and asking you r — I do not recollect that I
said any thing about Mr. Cheston.

The follow ing answer w as read to witness :

" Not that they came to me, and that 1 related to them.
^^ Mr. Cheston once came to me and asked me.'' — I ^"^ ^^*^^
remember what I said to Mr. Cheston \ 1 do not remember
what he asked me of. ^ -. »

Do you remember Mr. Cheston coming to you r— i^^s -, ^^
came one uight, and went away again directly. , \ 60,

1^0 ^0,1 remember Mr. Cheston coming to y^\,''
some time ago; but J never thought anv more atr^^^^^^^T^ ^^
K .tl""^ P^^« between you and Mr. Cii^.^^ ^^>t ^^'
c"£at l^r ^' - -^ - ^^ - ^n,inedto-day^^'^^;'\.,::,o-;
Llfr!!L}fl\'^.-^f the.ort. Mr. Cheston caO - ^^^ ^,^.^

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stating in the Jlonse to-day?— I cannot recollect that I told
him any such words ; whatever I said, I do not recollect.

How long is it since you saw Mr. Cheston?-— I saw him
just this minute here ; but that was a good while before.

flow long is it since Mr. Cheston came to your house, as
you have stated ! — [ cannot tell.

Did not yoti once have a conversation with Mr. Cheston ?
—I said Mr. Clieston once came into our bouse.

Who is Mr. Chestoiir — A magistrate of Gloucester; 9
gentleman who lives on the College Green.

Is Mr. Cheslon in the habit of visiting you? — No; not
very much ; a very good neighbour ; a man that will speak
to one very kindly.

is Mr. Chesloil in the habit of speaking to you? — He.
will come in, and talk to one as he goes by — Well^ how do
you do ; or something of that sort.

What time of day did he call upon you ? — I do not know
whether it was not after it was dark.

How long did he remain with you? — Oh, not long.

W hat (}o you mean by not long : — You would eall it long
if it was an hour or two.

AVas it half an hour ?—- <It might, or might not ; I cannot
recollect exactly.

Do you recollect what was the conversation that passed
between you? — No, 1 do not.

Did he talk to you about meat? — He nriight; we are in
the habit of killing very fat mntlon, and he is very fond of a
good haunch ; and he asks me som«4imc.s.^ as he passes^ Well,
have you got some of that good mutton?

Was the conversation between \ou all about mutton ?~
Not all about mutton ; sometimes he asked me whe-
ther I \v<ti\ got good veal for to-morrow ? he is a very gen-
tlemanly man.

Do you mean to say you did not mention Lady Ber-
keley's name to him? — I'hat I will not be positive whether
I mentioned her name or wA,

Are vou j>ositive he never mentioned I^dy Berkeley's
name to your — That I will ijot be positive ; I did not charge
mv mind wilh it.

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You recollect perlfectly well what happened ifa the
year 1783 ^ - ^If it was not looking after sweetheartiog, I
should not have thought of it ; the people persuaded me it
was not Lord Berkeley ; and I thought 1 would see whether
it was or not.

You have said, you had some conversation with Mr. Piff
on the subject of your having seeii Mary Cole and Lord
Berkeley in Westgate street ? — Yes ; just as we came^ as
we had our summons to come up.

Was it at Gloucester the conversation took place? — Yes ;
just as we had our summons. '^ Be nt you summoned/'
says he, *^ to come up?* ''^ No/' says I, " nor 1 wont go
** unless I am forced to go.*'

This conversation with Mr. Piff was before you were
summoned? — ^Yes, the day before; he was coming up that
day ; he had a summons, and every thing ready to go.

You had not a summons? — Noj nor 1 would not coms
without it.

Did you mention to Mr. Pitf, your having seen Lord
Berkeley and Mary Cole at that time ? — Yes ; and he said
he had.

Had you much conversation with Mr.' Piff?— Very little;
I do not know that there were twp words dropped beyond
what I have said.

Did you tell Mr. Piff the year in which you had seea
them ? — No ; I told him 1 did not recollect it.

Did Mr. Piff recollect it? — Yes; he seemed to say he

And he told you the year? — He said he thought it was in
178i> or 1785, or somewhere thereabout. I said it may be
somewhere after that; it mighty or not; I was not certain;
he seemed to know more about it than I. I could not re*
collect the year it was, and so I said no more to him, be-
cause I could not recollect the year it was myself.

Had any body applied to you to come to London before you
spoke to Piff? — There was a man that gave me this iiote
about coming, and said, " I shall send you tbat note to ^^
to London." '' What about/' says 1 ; ** I dout recoWect mtXC^
thing about it." " In such a year/ says be. *''Don t teVV
me the year/' says I^ " for 1 know nothing ^^^^ ^}>* ^ t
said to him, '' I shall beg to be excuse^ for I dont WxioVf le
what year it was in :" I could not give ari falS^ve^ to it.

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liMi PifF?— *He might the same day; I believe k wis ; I
cJiinnot recollect the day.

Can you repeat distinctly what PifF said about the year?
•—No, I catnot.

AVhat is the impression upon your mind? — It was so
trifling 1 cannot recollect ; but it was as I walked by hini^
we walked on.

'llie following question and answer were read over to tlie
witness :

*' And he told the year f" — " He said he thought it was
'' in 1783 or 17B5^ or somewhere thereabout. 1 said it may
** be somewhere after that, it might or not, I was not

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