The Tyburn Chronicle Volume 2; Or, The Villainy Display'd In All Its Branches. Containing An Authentic Account Of The Lives, Adventures, Tryals, ... Of all Denominations, who have sufferer

 
9781236086037: The Tyburn Chronicle Volume 2; Or, The Villainy Display'd In All Its Branches. Containing An Authentic Account Of The Lives, Adventures, Tryals, ... Of all Denominations, who have sufferer

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1768 Excerpt: ...immediately pushed open the door, and said, " Will you by G--d? ti but you shan't;' and so conducted him to the Compter. Next day the Mercer had his goods again; the prisoner was discharged; and Wild was satissied for his trouble. Abraham was Jonathan's oldest servant; but he had several other assistants,. among whom Quilt Arnold was the most eminent. Wild's business now increased so much that he found it necessary to take a larger house, ahd accordingly removed to a more convenient habitation, the King's-Head, in the Old-Bailey. His having convicted Holliday did not prevent others from laying another temptation before him; for, in less than a week's time, two women came to him with a scheme for breaking a house: but they, as well as Holliday, being strangers to him, and not having proper credentials, he thought it by no means advifeable to fall in with their proposals, and therefore very prudently made a merit of his fear, and conducted them to Newgate. In the month of February, 1718-19, Margaret PowdelJ, alias Dodwell, and Alice Wright, were indicted indicted for a misdemeanor, in advising and endeavouring to permade Jonathan Wild, to break and enter the house of John Cook, and steal his goods, on the 23d of January 1718-19. Jonathan Wild deposed that the prisoners came to his house, and said they wanted to speak with him in private; upon which he looked at them very earnestly, and, perceiving one of them to be with child, he did not know but she might want a father for it: However, he took them aside, and desired them to tell him their business. "Why," fays Dowdeli, "I have lost nothing, but yet I want to sind "something.--I believe I can help you to a thousand ' pounds.--Nay, I don't doubt of making it many "thousands, if y...

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