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<p>The next was a Case wholly extraordinary; and as it was the first President of Punishment on that most necessary Statute against cutting off Noses, disfiguring and maiming his Majesties Subjects; so in the Circumstances, for Malice, Cruelty, and Barbarity, it exceeds all the Presidents of former Ages.</p>
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<interp inst="t16770425-6-defend12" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came and Knock'd and call'd him by his name, who open'd the door and let them in; but no sooner were they enterd, but this sister, more like a Fiend than a Woman, fell upon this harmless Maid, and
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="16770425007"/> being evident that it was a premeditated act of Malice to render her deform'd and unfit for any bodies Addresses, because she would not consent to his desires, all three of them were found
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