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A MAN was described in a plea as I. Jones, and the pleader referred
in another part of the plea to I as an initial. The plaintiff said
that the plea was bad, because I was not a name. Sir W. Maule said
that there was no reason why a man might not be christened I as well
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it does not aver that it is not a final as well as an initial
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