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1779. Sessions. [Tuesday] June 29.

Mr. Lawrence. It is not necessary to state on the Indictment that the Deed was deliver’d, more than on a charge of Forgery of a Bond it is necessary to state, that the Person was of Full Age, and in other respects competent: Or in an Indictment for Forgery of a Will to state that it had the Number of Witnesses required to convey Land.
I consider the word Deed in the Act to apply to every writing to convey property
I consider the Indictment as for Felony and no part of it for Misdemeanor because, the Jury.