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OAk V. DAVIS. Mr. Serjeant Tbcmua andMr.Huddlraton appear! for ti e plaintiff, and Mr. Hawkins for tbe defendant. This was aa action in bich tbe plaintiff sought to recover damages for slandor spoken by tb defendant of tlx plaintiff in the way of his business. Tba plaintiff was aa V.r . '.. - .. .;"" thadwell, and the deicDdant waa a publican, and the kcir of tha Havtritg atte P - owrr, i Ann - street, Shadwelh It appeared tbat on tbe 3d of lo - cttnbtr last tha defendant proposed to purcl.a - soma ale cf the plaintiff at 21. a hhd.. but this oiler waa rtfuMd by tlie plaintiff, who said he had sol I a portion of the ale to a publican named Frogley at the pric of 'V. a hhd. - The ilaintiff tha stmt morning pmcvesltd to taka tba hhd. wbicbbahad sold to Krrglev's bouse, acl .a followed thither by the defendant, who erdeavourrd to persuade hVg'.ey cot to receive ths ale. alieing tLat tbe plaintiff had obtained it by fraud, and that hawaa a sviiklkr, thiaf, and rogue. Frogley. - alarmed by tbee ehargrs, refused to acte t tto gools hut thy were deposited by th plaintiff ia tha vault, whtre they remained for a fortnight' until they vera fetched aaay bv tbe plaintiff. Tb defendant on tb Mmeday went to a Mr: Marshall and to a captain name - 1 Hutchinson, both cf whom had ordered alet of tb plaitbS, and made ain - Uar ret rer.tatiou, which resulted in. their refusal to coniplcte their contracts with tbe !aintit7. rroglcy, Jlar.l.a.l. aul liutcbuuon werecaiitd, ana confirmed tlie plaintiff's testiuonv. lie defence v, that the plaintiff aid bia'witrevse wr cot worthy if credit, and that the wida in question bad rot been uttered by tie defendaf t, but by a man named Mackeleain, In hi (the dfcndnt" prcte. Tbi defence 1 prosed by the defendant, but Alactcuain was but led. calle Lord Cam rti Elf, in summing up tbe case, sai l there were some cases of slander which were f very triliug importance, while othe - a were of "very great Cones - iueoe. It was for the jury to sav to which of tbuM claiera tile 'present ease belonged. For lis part, be. lord Campbell) thought the evidence which had been given of s)cial damage was most unsatisfactory. Tie jury found a verdict for the plaintiff Damages, 1J7.