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MARBLES FOR SHOT.

To the Editor of the Colonist. Sib, —I saw in a notice ia your paper that the Maoris were buying marbles for ammunition, and that marbles could kill if shot from a gun. That is quite true. Thirty years ago in Gloucestershire, my brother loaded a gun with a stone marble, and on firing at a flock of rooks he killed one and wounded two by the same shot, all three being picked up. The distance was sixty yards. So there is no doubt that a marble could kill and at a much farther distance. I believe, Sir, the Maoris should get none. , lam, &c, ENOCH JELLYMAN. Stoke, 13th June, 1863.

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MARBLES FOR SHOT. The Colonist, Volume VI, Issue 590, 19 June 1863

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