Old Bailey Proceedings supplementary material. John Robinson, George Hyser, Thomas Messenger, Thomas Newby, James Dawson.
9th September 1789
Reference Numbero17890909-18
SentenceNo Punishment > pardon; Transportation

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N. B. In the evening, on the application of the Rev. Mr. Villette, the ordinary, the five following prisoners were again brought up to accept of the pardon.

John Robinson , George Hyser , Thomas

Messenger , Thomas Newby , James Dawson .

Court. Prisoners, the ordinary, in tenderness to you, and out of his great humanity, has taken the trouble to deliver a message from you stating to me, that you are disposed to beg pardon of the Court; it will always be my inclination, and the inclination of the Court, to favor the life of persons in your situation; are you disposed to make proper submission? - Yes, my lord.

Sentence passed on those five to be transported for life .

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