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Oxford Journal, 12 June 1779
And on Monday the 7th Inst. another lnquisition was taken at Winslow, in the County of Bucks, before the said Mr. Burnham, on View of the Body of John Higgons, a Labouring Man, who having drank about a Pint and a Half of Gin, soon afterwards fell down in the publick Street, and continued speechless for about six Hours, and then died, notwithstanding all possible Means used for his Recovery. – The Jury returned their Verdict, that he died by excessive Drinking.

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