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was granted leave on 7 Nov. 1777, left York, Penna., on the 11th, and arrived at
Braintree on 27 November. See 9 JCC
880; 2 JA, Diary and Autobiography
. An account of his reasons, which included the desire to obtain some of the legal
business created by the prize courts, appears in 4 id.
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