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This was an action for breach of Promise of Marriage. Mr. Wentworth stated the Case as follows. The action was brought in the name of Miss Cox's Father, who is a tradesman residing near the old Government wharf in Macquarie-place; and the Defendant is Captain Payne, lately engaged in maritime affairs, but now carrying on business as brewer and vintner in George-street. In the early part of the year 1822, the defendant became intimate with the family of the plaintiff; his attentions were attracted by the plaintiff, a young lady then about 16 years of age, and possessing some attractions. The defendant became more frequent in his visits; and ultimately disclosed the