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<p>Two Indictments were preferred against one
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<interp inst="t16791015-14-victim29" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> s pretended abundance of modesty in giving their evidence, yet in fine, each of them down right swore the matter of Fact but the same was attended with many improbable and suspicious circumstances, the first never complain'd from Whitsuntide till about 3 Weeks ago, and then both a midwife affirm'd and she confess'd she beleiv'd she was with Child on the Ravishment, and the later concealed it 6 Weeks, and then disclosed it rather on her Mothers Importunity, than her own Inclimation, besides divers other particulars prov'd some contradictory to their evidence, others seeming as if they had been Tutor'd, to say and swear what they did, so that upon the whole matter it was generally look'd upon as a design to get Money, and that the Prisoner was much wronged by such an odious Accusation, and therefore was fairly
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