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1-222 (Text)

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Speaker:
author,male,Australian, The,un addressee
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Oratory
Word Count :
172
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Speech Based
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Minutes
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1824
Identifier
1-222
Source
Decisions of NSW Supreme Court
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x
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972
Identifier
1-222-plain.txt
Title
1-222#Text
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Text

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The plaintiff in this case sought to recover the value of a dog, killed by the defendant, a servant to a butcher named Kelly, in Pitt-street. This butcher, it appeared, rented certain premises of the plaintiff, and had the liberty of driving his cattle through the plaintiff's yard to his slaughter-house. In this yard the plaintiff's dog was kept. Witnesses stated that the dog was a very faithful and serviceable animal, and worth at least ten pounds. The defendant had on the 30th of October gone into the plaintiff's yard, without leave of plaintiff; the dog attacked him, and he thereupon plunged a butcher's knife into the dog's chest, which occasioned his immediate death. The Chief Justice observed, that the plea of having killed the dog in his own defence, was not a sufficient one, in as much as the defendant was a trespasser, and the plaintiff placed the dog in the yard as a protection against such persons. - Verdict for the plaintiff, £5 and costs.

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