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Colonial Cases


The Cambrian, 10 June 1826

   A duel was fought at St. John's, Newfoundland, on 30th March, between Captain Redkin, and Ensign Philpot, both of the veterans, when the latter was killed.  They fired twice; the seconds in vain attempted to effect a reconciliation.  Capt. Rudkin  and the seconds were tried on a charge of murder, on the 16th of April, and found Not Guilty.

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