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<p> THE ORDINARY of NEWGATE'S ACCOUNT of the Behaviour, Confession, & Dying Words Of the TEN MALEFACTORS Who were executed at TYBURN On Friday the 28th of OCTOBER, 1748.</p>
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<p>NUMBER VI. For the said YEAR.</p>
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<p>Printed for, and sold by T. PARKER, in Jewin-street, and C. CORBETT over-against St. Dunstan's Church, in Fleet-street, the only authorised Printers of the Dying Speeches.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
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<p> THE ORDINARY of NEWGATE'S ACCOUNT of the Behaviour, Confession, &c.</p>
<p>BY Virtue of the King's Commission of the Peace, OYER, and TERMINER, and Goal-Delivery of
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<p>By Virtue of the King's Commission of the Peace, OYER, and TERMINER, and Goal-Delivery of
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<p>Most of those convicted the former Sessions, have been afflicted with great Illness, upon which Account their Attendance at Chapel was not so constant, as otherwise would have been; but as often as their Indisposition would permit, they did attend. And those of the last Sessions have been in the same Case during the short Time since their Conviction, only Emerson attended constantly; and their Behaviour in general has been such as was befitting their unhappy Circumstances.</p>
<p>On Thursday the 20th Instant, the Report of 18 Malefactors was made by Mr. Recorder to the Lords of the Regency, when they were pleased to order the 11 following for Execution, viz.
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<p>About Two o'Clock in the Morning of the 30th they came to Austin's House, who was the Maker of the Velvet for Mr. Powel; L - help'd up Lancaster on the Penthouse, under the Window, who broke a Pane of Glass out of the Window, unfastened the Window, and got into the Room, where was a great deal of Velvet; and going to the farther End of the Chamber, cut off 19 Yards and an half out of the Looms. He says, he might have gone on to take more, but thinking he heard some of the People of the House stir, he resolved to move off with what he had got. When he had thus done, he threw it out at the Window, and L - received it; so coming down again, he asked his Companion, Whether any Body had passed by in the interim? He answered No, we are very safe. He says further, had he gone up Stairs, they might have taken so much as would have ruined Austin; but his Fears prevented, and gave Wings to his Heels.</p>
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<p>I and a Friend of mine happening to be drinking a Pot of Beer the Day you was tried with
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<p>ABOUT Nine o'Clock, on Friday Morning last,
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