25th April 1677
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A fellow of a good Name, but poor Condition, and worse Quality, was Convicted for laying an Embargo on a man whom he met on the Road, by bidding him Stand and Deliver , but to little purpose; for the Traveller had no more Money than a Capuchin, but told him, all the treasure he had was a pound of

Tobacco, which he civilly surrendred; and the pitiful Padder to verifie the Proverb, and play at small Games rather than be idle, accepted. Being violently taken from his person on the Road, this in strict law was death; but the Court mixing Mercie with Justice, was pleased to set him by before Condemnation.

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