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Context of The trials at large of Joseph Merceron, Esq. : for fraud, as treasurer of the poor rate funds of St. Matthew, Bethnal Green, and also for corrupt conduct as a magistrate in re-licensing disorderly public houses, his property : tried before Mr. Justice Abbott, and special juries, in the Court of King's Bench, Westminster, on the 16th and 18th of May 1816 : to which are added the proceedings in the Court of King's Bench, on the 28th of May 1819, before Lord Chief Justice Abbott, in the case of the King v. the Rev. W.F. Platt and others, for conspiring with the aforesaid Joseph Merceron in defrauding the poor rate funds of the sum of Đ925 1s. 3d.
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