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(No. 87.)
JOhn Allman, of lawful age, testifies and says, that after the
party with the drum came from the main guard to Mur-
ray's barrack, he saw the soldiers there drawn up under arms,
and heard the officers, as they walked backwards and forwards, say,
Damn it, what a fine fire that was ! how bravely it dispersed the
mob !     JOHN ALLMAN.

Suffolk, ss. Boston, March 16. 1770. John Allman, above-
named, after due examination, made oath to the truth
of the above-written affidavit, taken to perpetuate the
remembrance of the thing.
Before RI. DANA, Just. of Peace and of the Quorum.
JOHN HILL, Just. Peace.

(No. 88.)
I Benjamin Church, jun. of lawful age, testify and say, that
being requested by Mr. Robert Pierpont the Coroner, to
assist in examining the body of Crispus Attucks, who was sup-
posed to be murdered by the soldiers on Monday evening the
5th instant, I found two wounds in the region of the Thorax,
the one on the right side, which entered thro' the second true
Rib within an inch and a half of the Sternum, dividing the
Rib and separating the cartilaginous extremity from the Ster-
num, the ball passed obliquely downward thro' the Diaphragm
and entering thro' the large Lobe of the Liver and the Gall-
Bladder, still keeping its oblique direction, divided the Aorta
Descendens just above its division into the Iliacs, from thence
it made its exit on the left side of the Spine. This wound I
apprehended was the immediate cause of his death. The other
ball entered the fourth of the false Ribs, about five inches
from the linen alba, and descending obliquely passed through
the second false Rib, at the distance of about eight inches from
the Linea Alba ; from the oblique direction of the wounds, I
apprehend the gun must have been discharged from some ele-
vation, and further the deponent saith not.
    BENJ. CHURCH, Jun.

Suffolk, ss. Boston, March 22. 1770. Benjamin Church, jun.
above-mentioned, after due examination, made oath to
the truth of the aforesaid affidavit, taken to perpetuate
the remembrance of the thing.
Before JOHN RUDDOCK, Just. Peace and of the Quorum.
JOHN HILL, Just. Peace.