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Letter from Justin Butterfield, 27 March 1843

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Mr. Blennerhasset, who of course would be pleased to have able and respectable counsel associated with him (it is not with Lawyers as with Doctors, good Lawyers always act together in harmony) I am but very slightly acquainted with the Members of the Bar in — I know Mr Gamble and Mr Beverly Allen, both of whom stand high at the Bar— it would be better to consult with Mr Blennerhasset and others in and employ a good and distinguished Lawyer to assist on the trial:— The venue I presume cannot be changed untill after the Indictment is found by the Grand jury— in the where the offence was committed: now I do not know when the court will sit in that s counsel in will be able to give correct information about all these matters. and your proper way will be to send some competent person to to consult with counsel.—. upon making the necessary affidavit of the absence of Material witnesses can get the trial delayed untill he is fully prepared: I do not know what the Nature of the evidence is against . but I should suppose it was a case in which the prosecution, have clearly to establish his guilt before, it will be necessary for him to introduce any evidence. If. is to be a witness on the part of the prosecution, it will be necessary <​for ​> to prove that his General character for Truth and veracity is bad. I suppose a great many who have known [p. 2]
Mr. Blennerhasset, who of course would be pleased to have able and respectable counsel associated with him (it is not with Lawyers as with Doctors, good Lawyers always act together in harmony) I am but very slightly acquainted with the Members of the Bar in — I know Mr Gamble and Mr Beverly Allen, both of whom stand high at the Bar— it would be better to consult with Mr Blennerhasset and others in and employ a good and distinguished Lawyer to assist on the trial:— The venue I presume cannot be changed untill after the Indictment is found by the Grand jury— in the where the offence was committed: now I do not know when the court will sit in that s counsel in will be able to give correct information about all these matters. and your proper way will be to send some competent person to to consult with counsel.—. upon making the necessary affidavit of the absence of Material witnesses can get the trial delayed untill he is fully prepared: I do not know what the Nature of the evidence is against . but I should suppose it was a case in which the prosecution, have clearly to establish his guilt before, it will be necessary for him to introduce any evidence. If. is to be a witness on the part of the prosecution, it will be necessary for to prove that his General character for Truth and veracity is bad. I suppose a great many who have known [p. 2]
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