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[6] Moreover, to refer to the register for those who served in the cavalry is puerile: for it does not include many of those who admit that they served, while some who were absent abroad are on the list. But the strongest proof lies in the fact that, after you had returned, you voted that the tribal officers should make out a list of those who had served in the cavalry, so that you might recover the allowances1 from them.

1 Granted by the State for the provision of equipment. The argument is that this return is more satisfactory evidence for ascertaining who served and who did not.

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