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Context of (Copy) Directed, Francis Arthur, Esq. 54, Dawson-Street. Cornwallis. Dublin-Castle, 3d October, 1798. Sir, Having laid before the Lord Lieutenant your memorial, and the inclosures, I am directed to acquaint you, that His Excellency's opinion with respect to the nature of William Maum's evidence against you, has already sufficiently appeared from his decision in your case:-nor does he consider that any further advantage can result to you from the prosecution of a man actually sentenced to be transported to botany bay, independent of which, as such prosecution must necessarily be carried on before a Civil Court of Justice, the delay attending it could ill agree with your wish to proceed as soon as possible to England. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant, H. Taylor, sec. Francis Arthur, Esq
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