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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="16830223001"/>THE TRUE NARRATIVE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT The Sessions House IN THE OLD BAYLY which began on Fryday the 23th of this Instant February and ended on Saturday the 24th following.
<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 commiting their Facts, with the number of those Condemed to die, Burn'd in the Hand, Transported and to be whipt.</p>
<p>AT the Sessions of Oyer and Terminer that began at the Old-Baly, on Friday the 23 of February and ended the 24 of the same Instant. The proceedings were these.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t16830223-1-off1 t16830223-1-crimeloc2"/> the Circumstances were these, the Prisoner taking his oportunity entur'd into the prosecuters stable on the second Instant, and finding the Gelding sadled slipped a Bridle upon him and rid away, but the Friday following was apprehended with the said Gelding at the Hernes Inn in West-Smithfield, which he had then sold and received one Shilling in part of payment, and to this accusation being upon his Tryal, demanded what he could say in his own defence he
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t16830223-3-victim12 t16830223-3-viclabel11"/> near Aldgate, and took thence, in the servants absence, 29 Peuter-plates unfinished </rs>, but upon attempting to sell them, was apprehended, he at first pleaded innocence; but the fact being plainly proved as to his having them, and he no ways able to prove how he came by them he acknowledged the Fellony and was thereupon found
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