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Context of Trial of an action for thirty seven thousand pounds, brought by Paul Benfield, Esq; against Samuel Petrie, Esq; upon a charge of bribery. Tried at Salisbury, the 12th of March 1782, Before Sir Richard Perryn, Knt. One of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer. The Opening and Reply of Mr. Serjeant Grosse; the Defence of Mr. Burke; the Arguments of Mr. Pitt, Mr. Batt, and Mr. Watson, the Charge of Mr. Baron Perryn; and the whole of the evidence at large. Taken in short-hand by W. Williamson, Lyon's-Inn. To which is added, a letter from Mr. Petrie, To the Committee of the House of Commons, who tried and determined the Merits of his Petition, against the last Return for the Borough of Grigklade
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