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that terminated in his death.

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ed the witness, that its meant to alter

his will, on account of his newly conceived dislike against the prisoner; on which the witness desired him” to defet executing his intention to the next dav, when the hon. Mr. Howard was expected over for the purpose of directing the form the will should be drawn in ; but the deceased replied, “I will not wait for Mr. Howard ; ” and on the witness's return, told him, “ I have made my will.” Mr. Howard came over the 23d. read the will, and said it would do very well ; observing, that the deceased had bequeathed his personal fortune from the prisoner, and had left the real chao

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vation ? that, he said, would entirely
depend on the quantity. He was asked,
if there are not means known to the fa-
culty to discharge the mercury out of
the body and prevent a salivation He
said, certainly to letten the effects, but
not entirely to liop them. Being asked
if the body had been opened, would not
that lead to a knowledge of the cause
of his death ; he said, yes; if the subli-
mate was administered in large quanti-
ties, the traces and effects on the bowels
would be visible, as the death would be
violent and certain, but he doubted
whether any appearance would remain
from the slow operations which were the
subject of the present enquiry. He was
asked, if the gums might swell, and not
mortify or whether the mortification
might not have proceeded from other
causes : he said it certainly might, but
here the inflammation, which apparently
produced the mortification, arose from

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