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[17] And I feel it will be extraordinary, gentlemen, if, after condemning that person himself to death, you acquit on his account the son with guilt upon him,—this son who had not the courage himself to fight in your ranks, and whose father thought fit to march in those of the enemy. When this person, as a child, had not yet shown what kind of man he would be, he came near being handed over to the Eleven1 on account of his father's offences; and now that you are acquainted with the roguery which this man has added to his father's exploits, will you think proper to pity him on his father's account?

1 The officers appointed to execute condemned criminals.

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