Old Bailey Proceedings supplementary material.
26th February 1679
Reference Numbero16790226-1

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A complaint having been made, that a considerable sum of Money had been extorted by some under Officers, from the Relations of a person lately Executed, before they could obtain his Body to burie it, the Court was pleased to inquire thereinto, and nobly expressing their detestation of the inhumane practices of such Vulters, as would make a prey even of Mens Carcasses, compelled one that had received some of the Money, to refund it in their presence, with farther marks of displeasure threatned to be inflicted.

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