The Criminal Recorder: Or, Biographical Sketches of Notorious Public Characters, Том 2

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Сторінка 403 - ... wherever any person taketh money or reward directly or indirectly under pretence or upon account of helping any person or persons to any stolen goods or chattels, every such person...
Сторінка 397 - That he had formed a kind of corporation of thieves, of which he was the head or director, and that notwithstanding his pretended services, in detecting and prosecuting offenders, he procured such only to be hanged as concealed their booty, or refused to share it with him. III. That he had divided the town and country into so many districts, and appointed distinct gangs for each, who regularly accounted with him for their robberies.
Сторінка 399 - And lastly, it appears that he has often sold human blood, by procuring false evidence to swear persons into facts they were not guilty of; sometimes to prevent them from being evidences against himself, and at other times for the sake of the great reward given by the government - from The Newgate Calendar, c.
Сторінка 341 - All you that in the condemned hold do lie, Prepare you, for to-morrow you shall die ; Watch all, and pray, the hour is drawing near That you before the Almighty must appear ; Examine well yourselves, in time repent, That you may not to eternal flames be sent. And when St. Sepulchre's bell to-morrow tolls, The Lord above have mercy on your souls. Past twelve o'clock...
Сторінка 398 - That he had, under his care and direction, several warehouses for receiving and concealing stolen goods; and also a ship for carrying off jewels, watches, and other valuable goods, to Holland, where he had a superannuated thief for his factor.
Сторінка 341 - That after the several sessions of London, when the prisoners remain in the gaole, as condemned men to death, expecting execution on the morrow following : the clarke (that is the parson...
Сторінка 364 - ... in May-Fair, he took an opportunity of carrying off a sum of money, a quantity of plate, some gold rings, and four suits of clothes. Not long after this Edgworth Bess was apprehended, and lodged in the Round-house of the parish of ,St. Giles's* where Sheppard went to visit her, and the beadle...
Сторінка 411 - ... cut down or otherwise destroy any trees planted in any avenue, or growing in any garden, orchard, or plantation, for ornament, shelter or profit...
Сторінка 408 - Wild being observed by two of his fellowprisoners, they advised him to rouse his spirits that he might be able to attend to the devotional exercises, and taking him by the arms, they obliged him to walk, which he could not have done alone, being much afflicted with the gout. The exercise revived him a little but he...
Сторінка 403 - ... it became his duty to act with great caution ; he was not perfectly satisfied that the construction urged by the counsel for the crown could be put upon the indictment; and as the life of a fellow-creature was at stake, recommended the prisoner to the mercy of the jury, who brought in their verdict NOT GUILTY. Wild was indicted a second time for...

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