2 U.S. 92 (____)

2 Dall. 92


Supreme Court of United States.

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Bradford, Attorney General, insisted, that the proof of residence was sufficiently made; and that, by the statute, the description might either be of the degree or mistery, the latter of which had been chosen in the present case. 2 Hawk. 186. Wood Inst. 45.

BY THE COURT: — It is necessary to state the township; but if the defendant is proved to have been there, it is enough to satisfy the designation. The first day a man comes into a place, he is a stranger; the second day he is considered as a guest; and the third day he becomes an inhabitant. But if any one comes from New Jersey, and stays only an hour in Pennsylvania, during which he commits an offence, he must be charged as of the township, in which he was at the...

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