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Furthermore I will present to you Demosthenes himself as witness to the fact that at the time when Ctesiphon made his motion, Demosthenes was holding the office of Commissioner for the Repair of Walls, and so was handling public funds, imposing fines like the other magistrates, and privileged to preside in court.1 For in the archonship of Chaerondas, on the last day but one of Thargelion,2 Demosthenes made a motion in the assembly that on the second and third days of Skirophorion assemblies of the tribes be held; and he directed in his decree that men be chosen from each tribe as superintendents and treasurers for the work upon the walls; and very properly, that the city might have responsible persons upon whom to call for an accounting of the money spent. Please read the decree.“Decree

1 See on Aeschin. 3.14.

2 The spring of 337, nine months after the battle of Chaeronea. Skirophorion was the next month after Thargelion.

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