Mr. Sowerberry rightly construed this, as an acquiescence in his proposition; it was speedily determined, therefore, that Oliver should be at once initiated into the mysteries of the trade; and, with this view, that he should accompany his master on the very next occasion of his services being required.
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Juries can construe evidence to mean something it does not.
The executive branch does not construe the provision as requiring it to share additional information with Congress.