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Borough of

to wit
The Information and Depositions
of the Several Witnesses whose names are here
under written taken within the borough of Newport
in the sd county on oath before James Coles clerk
Octavius Morgan and William Brewer Esquires three
of her Majestys Justices of the Peace acting in and
________________This 14th day of Novr 1839
for the said Borough and County ^ on the Examination
and in the presence and hearing Samuel Victory
brought before us charged with having on 12th day
of October 1839 and divers other days and times at the
Borough of Newport aforesaid in the County aforesaid
directly and indirectly persuaded me Edwd Dalton, John Clarke and
Robert Barr WmChambers these being private Soldiers in Her Majesty's
45th Regiment of Foot to desert contrary to the form of the
Statute in that case made and provided.

Edward Dalton Sworn States. I am
a Private in the 45 Regt. of foot
I have been so a 12 month. I
know the man prisoner Saml Victory . I remember
the 10th Octr last the second
day we came to the Town
I remember on that day being
in this Town between 5 & 6 o'clock
in the evg opposite the Kings Head
He I met a man in the
Street - he welcomed 3 of us
that were together to the Town
Victory was the man - he
appeared as if he had been drinking
I can't tell the conversation but
he took us over across the St.
he took us into a public house
I don't know the name of the
public house - he gave us something




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