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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="16810413001"/>THE TRUE NARRATIVE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT The Sessions-House
<p>IN THE OLD-BAYLY</p>
<p>Which began on Wednesday the 13th of this Instant April and ended on Thursday the 14th following.</p>
<p>Giving an Account of most of the Remarkable Trials there, viz. For Murder Fellonies and Burglaries, &c. with a particular Relation of their Names, and the places of their committing their Facts, with the number of those Condemned to die, Burn'd in the Hand, Transported and to be whipt.</p>
<p>But more especially of the Trial and Condemnation of that notorious Highway-man
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<interp inst="t16810413-1-off1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="infanticide"/> felloniously Murthering her Bastard Male-Infant </rs> in the Parish of
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t16810413-1-defend6 t16810413-1-deflabel3"/> with a Gentlewoman; as she confessed, was got with Child by a Man that was her fellow Servant; and carried it so cuningly, that no Person in the house did in the least suspect her till after she was delivered, which was without help, when wraping the Child in an Apron. She locked it up in her Box; and rising betimes in the Morning, made a Fire and went to Bed again; so that her Mistris finding her out of order, began to examine the cause; whereupon supspecting what had happen'd, she got a Midwife, who upon
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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