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A QUAKER was examined before the Board of Excise, respecting certain

duties; the commissioners thinking themselves disrespectfully treated by

his theeing and thouing, one of them with a stern countenance asked

him, Pray, sir, do you know what we sit here for?--Yea, replied

Nathan, I do; some of thee for a thousand, and others for seventeen

hundred and fifty pounds a year.

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