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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="16810117001"/>THE True Relation OF THE TRYALS At the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer,
<p>Held for the City of London, County of Middlesex, and Goale Delivery of Newgate, which began in the Old-Bailey the 17th of this instant January, and ended the 18th of the same.</p>
<p>As particularly of
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<p>And
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<p>THE Sessions began at the Old-Bailey, on Monday the 17th of this instant January, (being put off the Wednesday before, by reason of the sitting at Guildhal) where were these following proceedings.
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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