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From Thomas Fisher at Hilsea Barracks, Portsmouth to his brother William, suggesting that the latter goes to Captain Roberts in Wakefield for help in getting him (Thomas) out of the army. He comments that he has been flogged and that he was'tried by a Garrison Court Marshall ...but God be thanked that my crime is no scandal be to me for the best of cleverest soldier in is Majesties service may guilty of it when he is not aware of it by such hard duty as we have here every other night out of bed and I have the satisfaction to be pitied rather than scandalised...'