Old Bailey Proceedings front matter.
17th July 1674
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NEWS FROM TYBURN AND THE SESSIONS-HOUSE, OF THE TRYALS and CONDEMNATION OF Thomas Whitehead, John Rogers, George Wormington, Roger Elvin

Being a full and Exact Relation of all Transactions at the Sessions holden for London & Middlesex at Justice-Hall in the Old Bailey 17th July 1674

Where several Persons were Sentenced to Die, one of which had been out of Newgate but one day before he Committed a Burglary, for which he was brought in again, and was now Condemned. With particular Facts of the other Malefactors.



The Crimes of several other Persons, Five that are to be Transported, Seven Burnt in the Hand, Three Convicted of Felony, Reprieved before Judgment, and Three ordered to be Whipp'd.


Printed for William Smith, 1674.

News from the Session-House, &c

The End of Magistracy is to be a Terror to Evil-Doers, and a Praise to them that do well: The end of Law, To settle and secure Propriety, distribute to every one his own, and punish all that shall disturb the Common-Peace which it endeavours to preserve by severe Penalties, not so much simply to Torture the present Malefactor, as to forewarn others from the like Crimes, or (as the great Oracle of our Municipal Laws expressed it)

Ut paena ad paucos, timor ad omnes per veniat.

That the punishments inflicted on a few may by an Exemplary Caution create fear in all, and for this very End is the present Narrative of the Transactions of the last Sessions published, being as follows.

The Sessions being held at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly for London and Middlesex, on the

17th of the Instant, there being five persons received Sentence of Death.

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