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<p>THE Ordinary of NEWGATE HIS ACCOUNT OF The Behaviour, Confessions, and Last Speeches of the Malefactors that were Executed at Tyburn on Wednesday the 26th of June, 1717.</p>
<p>AT the General Sessions held at Justice-Hall in the Old-baily, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the 6th, 7th, and 8th of June, 1717; Eight Persons, viz. Seven Men and one Woman, who were convicted of several Capital Crimes, did accordingly receive Sentence of Death. But one of the Men having obtain'd a gracious Reprieve (which I wish he may have Grace to improve) and the Woman being found Pregnant, and therefore respited from Death for this time, Six of them are now appointed for Execution.</p>
<p>While they lay under this Condemnation, I frequently visited them, and had them brought up, twice every Day, to the Chapel at Newgate, where I pray'd with them, and read and expounded the Word of GOD to them; endeavouring (by the Divine Grace) to inform their Judgments, correct the evil Dispositions of their wicked Hearts, and bring them into a State of Repentance towards GOD, and Faith in our Lord JESUS CHRIST, that by his alone Merits they might obtain the Pardon of their Sins, and the Salvation of their Souls.</p>
<p>On the Lord's Day the 9th instant, being the Day of Pentecost, I preach'd to them, both in the Morning and Afternoon, upon part of the Epistle appointed for that Day, viz. Acts 2. 4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other Tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.</p>
<p>From which Text (which I chose as being proper for the Solemnity of the Day to be discours'd upon) I did (after a general Explanation both of it and of the Context) treat of these two Things chiefly, viz.</p>
<p>I. The Effusion of the Holy Ghost on the Apostles.</p>
<p>II. The Divine Effects thereof.</p>
<p>In my speaking to which, I shew'd the Happy and Heavenly Disposition the Apostles of Christ were then in for their receiving of the Holy Ghost: And this I prov'd from these Particulars.</p>
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<p>1. Their Unity, which strengthen'd their Prayers; who being all with one accord in one Place (as we read Ver. 1.) were also of one Mind, of one Heart, and of one Spirit.</p>
<p>2. This filled their Souls with Tranquility.</p>
<p>3. It gave them some Foretastes of the Joys of Heaven.</p>
<p>4. It disposed them to a clearer Understanding of the Truth and Mysteries of Christ's Kingdom.</p>
<p>To all which Particulars I distinctly spoke, and added these further Considerations; viz.</p>
<p>1. That their Faith and Patience were excellent Qualifications, fitting them to receive the Holy Ghost.</p>
<p>2. That in a moment, and without any Art, they were enabled to speak with other Tongues, i. e. all the Languages they had occasion to use.</p>
<p>3. That their Capacity was proportionable to their high and difficult Employment, and the Circumstances of the Church at that time.</p>
<p>4. That in a few Years they ran down the Idolatrous Rites and Sacrifices of all Nations, and set up and establish'd the Service and Worship of their Crucify'd Master, shewing Him to be the true Living God.</p>
<p>5. That they were endu'd with a Power of working as great, yea, greater Miracles than himself had wrought.</p>
<p>6. ult. That we Christians, who profess to believe all this to be true, should therefore live suitably, and as it becomes this our holy Profession; and whenever we have been so miserable as to do otherwise, take care to repent (in due time) of all our Sins, and to amend our Lives; undoing (as far as possible) the Evil that we have done.</p>
<p>On these I enlarg'd, and concluded with particular Exhortations to the Condemned.</p>
<p>And on Trinity-Sunday the 16th instant, I again preach'd to them and several others there present, both in the Morning and Afternoon, upon part of the Gospel for the Day, viz. John 3. 3. JESUS answer'd and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a Man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of GOD.</p>
<p>From which Words, spoken by our Blessed Saviour to Nicodemus, Ruler of the Jews, I shew'd,</p>
<p>1. That to be born again, is to be renew'd by the Spirit of Christ, and brought out of our Natural Corruption into a State of Purity and Holiness; to be restor'd unto the Divine Image; and of the Children of Adam made the Children of GOD, and Heirs of Salvation and Eternal Life.</p>
<p>II. That by the Kingdom of GOD in the Text, is meant the Kingdom of Grace in this World, and that of Glory in the next.</p>
<p>III. That the Seeing of that Kingdom, is to be admitted into it, to enjoy and possess it for ever.</p>
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<p>IV. That such a Blessed and Glorious State is attainable by us Mortals, through the New Birth, which Christ speaks of, as a Regeneration and Renovation of our Minds, whereby our vicious Inclinations and evil Affections are alter'd and chang'd from Bad to Good.</p>
<p>V. ult. That the Way to arrive at this, is strenuously to oppose what is so contrary to this New Birth, and that is, Sin; and when it has been our Unhappiness, as heretofore, to fall into the wilful commission of it, and (by a long Continuance in it) made it habitual to us, we ought-now speedily to use our utmost Endeavours to recover our selves, and get out of this miserable State, by Repentance.</p>
<p>Again, on the last Lord's Day, the 23d instant, I preach'd to them (both in the Morning and Afternoon) on these Words, 1 John 3. 3. And every Man that has this Hope in him, purifies himself even as He is pure.</p>
<p>Which Words I first explain'd in general, and then from them laid down this plain and infallible Proposition, viz.</p>
<p>That as a Man may have a true well-grounded Hope that he shall go to Heaven, who does take Care, while here on Earth, to purge himself from all Sin, and live a Virtuous and Religious Life; so he that wilfully neglects this, and delights to follow a wicked and vicious Course, has no reason to expect that he shall ever be sav'd.</p>
<p>To set this in a clear Light, I shew'd;</p>
<p>I. That all ungodly and impious Persons, who unconcernedly live in a constant Practice of known Sins, and never think of repenting, are in a most dangerous, most dismal, and miserable State, even in a State of Damnation.</p>
<p>II. That whosoever has a just and lively Hope that he shall go to Heaven purifies himself even as Christ is pure.</p>
<p>What that imports I, under several Particulars, made appear; and having largely spoke to those Points, I then apply'd my self, with particular Admonitions, to the Persons under Sentence of Death, exhorting them seriously to examine themselves by what I had laid before them; which was the Tenor of the Word of God, and that by which they must be judg'd one day, & expect to be severely punish'd for all their Sins, unless they did truly and heartily repent of them before it was too late.</p>
<p>To these Exhortations some seem'd to be attentive, and others not; And in my private Examinations of them they gave me the respective Accounts, which follow.</p>
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<interp inst="OA17170626n37-1" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Jones</persName>, condemn'd for two Facts, viz. first, for Breaking the House of
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<interp inst="OA17170626n37-2" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>Arthur Key</persName>, and stealing thence 11 Silver-Salvers value 50 l. 3 Silver-Castors value 8 l. 3 Tankards value 16 l. and other Plate, on the 21st of April last: And secondly, for assaulting Mr.
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<interp inst="OA17170626n37-3" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Lowe</persName> on the King's Highway, and taking from him a Perriwig, value 15 s. on the 21st of May last. He said, he was about 24 Years of age, born in the
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<interp inst="OA17170626n39-1" type="given" value="ROGER"/>Roger Moor</persName>, condemn'd for Breaking the House of
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<join result="persNamePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="OA17170626n39-1 OA17170626-geo-6"/>Temple-street</placeName> at Bristol</placeName> took care of him, as her own, when he was but a Child: That after he had receivd some Education, and was become capable of Business, he apply'd himself to the Pedlars Trade,
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<interp inst="OA17170626n40-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Mortice</persName>,
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<interp inst="OA17170626n40-6" type="given" value="George"/>alias Saven</persName> (which last, he said, was his right Name) condemn'd for breaking the House of Mrs.
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<interp inst="OA17170626n40-3" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Savil</persName>; and, that I was afraid he had done many ill things since; he own'd, it was true, and wish'd now he had been wiser, and (as I then advis'd him) had improv'd that Mercy better.</p>
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<p>Here also he confess'd the Fact he was to suffer for, which before he had very strongly deny'd; and now said, That if he could, he would be very glad to help the Persons to their Goods, whom he had wrong'd; but all he was now able to do, was to beg GOD's Pardon and theirs, as he did, praying GOD to bless them, and make up their Losses.</p>
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<interp inst="OA17170626n42-3" type="given" value="Gregory"/>Gregory King</persName>, condemn'd for a Burglary committed by him and
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<interp inst="OA17170626n43-1" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>Samuel Freeman</persName>, alias
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<interp inst="OA17170626n43-3" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>Samuel Freeman</persName>, condemn'd for a Burglary by him committed, with the above-mention'd
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<interp inst="OA17170626n43-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Chapman</persName>, stealing thence a Cabinet with a Silver Lock, and other Goods, on the 5th day of May last. He said, he was 21 Years old, born in the
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<interp inst="OA17170626n43-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Hamilton</persName>, on the 4th of November 1713; and that he had obtain'd a Transport-Pardon, which he pleaded at the Old-baily on Saturday the 6th of August 1715, and that all this and more I remember'd of him; then he found it to no purpose for him to deny it any longer: And so he confess'd both that former Fact and this, but was loath to discover or own any thing further.</p>
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<interp inst="OA17170626n44-5" type="given" value="Henry"/>Henry Suet</persName> was his right Name) Condemn'd for two Burglaries, viz. first, for breaking the House of Mr.
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<interp inst="OA17170626n44-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Towers</persName>, and stealing thence four dozen Pair of Yarn-Stockings, and twelve Pair of Socks, on the 29th of October 1714: And secondly, for a like Fact by him committed in the House of Mrs.
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<interp inst="OA17170626n44-4" type="given" value="MORGAN"/>Morgan Shaw</persName>, out of which he took some Linnen, to the value of 3 l. on the 20th of August 1715. He said, he was 23 Years of age, born at
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="OA17170626n44-1 n44-2 n44-5 OA17170626-occupation-15"/>, than to be turn'd over to another of his late Master's Occupation: That he had for these 5 Years past been (mostly) employ'd in the Merchants Service at Sea, and gone several small Voyages, during which time he liv'd an honest Life; but when he wanted Business he took the Liberty of committing those Facts which are not allowable; and therefore was often brought to Justice, and (for want of sufficient Evidence) always acquitted, except once, when he was convicted of a small Felony, and upon that order'd to be whipt: Yet this</p>
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<p>did not work on him the Reformation intended, for he still went on in his wicked way. He deny'd the two Facts he stood condemn'd for; but own'd, he had been a great Sinner, and that (besides his being whipt, as he confess'd before) he once was, viz. in October 1711, burnt in the Hand at the Old-baily for a Felony, and order'd to the Workhouse at Clerkenwell, out of which he made his Escape.</p>
<p>When these unhappy Wretches were come within sight of Death, then they seem'd to be a little sensible of their past Follies, and of the irrecoverable Loss of their precious Time, which (for the most part) they had spent in Worldly Mirth, in Roting and Drunkenness, and would by no means, even while under these their sad Circumstances, be perswaded to Seriousness and Sobriety, and to a due Preparation for that Great Change which was now so near; but instead of that, did all along most miserably flatter themselves with the vain and unreasonable Hopes of being Repriev'd, till (almost) the Day of their Execution was come.</p>
<p>At the Place of it, whither they were carry'd from
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<interp inst="OA17170626n47-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Dean</persName>) declar'd, That he was the Man who in Sept. last stole 9 Mourning Cloaks out of Mr. Boltby an Undertaker's House; and, That Mr. Withers, who some time after was arraign'd for it, and acquitted, was perfectly innocent of it. The two former of these Malefactors behav'd themselves well; and
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<interp inst="OA17170626n47-3" type="given" value="ROGER"/>Roger Moor</persName> seem'd to be very devout in his Way.</p>
<p>I earnestly exhorted them all to clear their Consciences: I pray'd by them and for them: I sung some Penitential Psalms with them, and made them rehearse the Apostles Creed. This done, I pray'd again, and having recommended their departing Souls to GOD, I withdrew, and left them to their private Devotions, for which they had some time allotted them; which when expir'd, the Cart drew away, and they were turn'd off; all the while praying for that Mercy which some of them especially had so little regarded before; and GOD only knows whether it was not now too late for them to find it.</p>
<p>This is all the Account here to be given of these Dying Malefactors, by me</p>
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<p>Wednesd. June 26th 1717.</p>
<p>THis is to give Notice to all Gentlemen, Booksellers, and others, That there is lately publish'd a new Sett of Cuts, adapted to several sizes of Commonprayers, all new Designs, by Mr. Gocree of Amsterdam, engrav'd by P. Vandergucht. Likewise Mr. Sturt's Cuts Sold by
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<join result="persNamePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="OA17170626n53-1 OA17170626-geo-19"/>the Bible and Ball</placeName> in Ave-Maria-Lane</placeName>, near Ludgate</placeName>, where may be had all sorts of Bibles, either in Folio, Quarto, Octavo, Twelves, or other sizes; Common-prayers in Folio, for the Use of Churches; Commonprayers in Octavo and Twelves. A New Edition of the Book of Homilies in Folio; all neatly bound. The Duty of Man's Works of all sizes. Duty of Man in Latin. Latin and Welsh Commonprayers, Tate and Brady's new Version of Psalms, with the new Supplement. Dr. Gibson on the Sacrament. Mr. Clutterbuck on the Liturgy. The Statutes at large in 3 Volumes. Bp Beveridge's Sermons and private Thoughts.</p>
<p>London Printed, and Sold by J. Morphew, near Stationers-hall.</p> </div0> </body> </text></TEI.2>

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