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George Hill (1716-1808) was a barrister and, subsequently, Serjeant -at-Law who kept a personal record of many contemporary legal decisions of note. He was reputed to be one of the most learned lawyers of his time, although his approach to the law was decidedly academic rather than practical, earning him the sobriquet of “Serjeant Labyrinth”. His contemporary account of Somerset’s case is usually considered to the most authoritative.