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Context of The arraignment, tryal, and condemnation, of Capt. John Quelch, and others of his company, &c. for sundry piracies, robberies, and murder, committed upon the subjects of the King of Portugal, Her Majesty's allie, on the coast of Brazil, &c. : who upon full evidence, were found guilty, at the Court-House in Boston, on the thirteenth of June, 1704, by virtue of a commission, grounded upon the act of the eleventh and twelfth years of King William, for the more effectual suppression of piracy : with the arguments of the Queen's council, and council for the prisoners upon the said act : perused by His Excellency Joseph Dudley, Esq., captain-general and commander in chief in and over Her Majesty's province of the Massachusetts-Bay, in New-England, in America, &c. : to which are also added, some papers that were produc'd at the tryal abovesaid : with an account of the ages of the several prisoners, and the places where they were born
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