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Thomas Phillips Jr Esq late
Thomas Hawkins Mayor
of the Boro' of Newport in the
County of Monmouth
Oath and Saith that he recently
____in the General Post
this Morning rece-d ^the
Letter hereto annexed
and signed Fras Burgess
Commissioner of Police
and ^ Police Office Birmingham
& addressed to -- Nov-r 13 1839
T Phillips Esq Mayor of Newport x
And this Deponent first
________he verily believes
Saith that ^ the name
"Fras Burgess" subscribed
to the said Letter is in the
proper hand writing of the
Fras Burgess whom the Dep-t
hath heard & believes to be
a Comm-r of Police for the
Town & Boro' of Birmingham
in the Co-y of Warwick

[with note in l. margin]
x and bearing
the Birmingham
Post mark
dated Nov 13



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