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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="16741014001"/>An Account OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE SESSIONS</p>
<p>Held at Iustice-hall in the Old-bayly, which began on the 14th. of October last.</p>
<p>WITH THE</p>
<p>Tryals, Condemnation, and Execution,</p>
<p>OF</p>
<p>William Prickit </p>
<p>William Palmer,</p>
<p>With the Tryals of several other Malefactors, for divers kinds of Fellonies: As Thefts, Burglaries, Bigamy, Murder, receiving of Fellons, forgery, &c.</p>
<p>Printed for D.M.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="16741014002"/>AN ACCOVNT OF THE Proceedings of the Sessions at the Old-Bayly, which begun the 14th of October last.</p>
<p>AT the Sessions holden for London and Middlesex, at Justice Hall in the Old-Bayly, which began upon Wednesday the fourteenth of October instant, were tryed several Malefactors, for divers kind of Felonies, as Thefts, Burglaries, Bigamy, Murther, Receiving of Felons, Foregery, and other Offences, some of the most remarkable of which, are these that follow.</p> </div1>
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<p>Several were arraigned this Sessions for receiving of Fellons and their goods, and harbouring of them in their houses, contrary to the statute in that case provided.</p> </div1> </div0> </body> </text></TEI.2>

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