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Document Type

Judgment

Publication Date

12-1-1752

Article Footnote

Article 3, footnote 39

Book Footnote

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Abstract

... Ebenezer Ayres was indicted for murder, a potentially capital offense. The jury found, however, that the shooting had been by “misadventure” and not “willful murder” because the victim had “been in a thicket of bushes” and Ayres “supposed he shot at a bear.” The court remanded Ayres “to his Majesty’s gaol there to remain till he be discharged by his Majesty’s grace and favour.

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