He said in a small town like Ouray, it was an exception when the jury didn't know half the parties in his court.
Parties and witnesses were put on oath.
A few Christmas parties, that sort of thing.
Two parties had developed with the growth of the Church.
To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.