To Otho H. Williams
March 31st 1791
The device intimated to me in your letter of the 26th. of January, I consider as a mere evasive expedient, which ought not to protect the owner of the vessel from a prosecution for perjury. It is my desire therefore that if any such case should occur you may direct proceedings on that ground against the offender.
I am, Sir, Your obedt. Servant
Otho H Williams Esqr.
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