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Nickem, Samuel

The clerk of Mr. Masters at Dillsborough, who collected the evidence against Goarly and Scrobby, accused of poisoning foxes in the Dillsborough Wood.

"...a little redhaired man about forty, who wrote a good flourishing hand, could endure an immense amount of work, and drink a large amount of alcohol without being drunk. His nose and face were all over blotches, and he looked to he dissipated and disreputable. But, as he often boasted ... he had not been detected in anything dishonest and ...he was never too tipsy to do his work" - The American Senator