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Selling shucks.

--Gideon, slave of Jas. Poindexter, was sentenced to undergo thirty lashes yesterday, by the Mayor, for cheating and defrauding a citizen by selling a load of shucks with a lot of wood concealed therein to make heavy weight. The load was weighed by Mr. Tyler, and 680 pounds were indicated by the scales. After the roguery was detected, the shucks weighed 165 pounds--a difference of only 515.

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