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8th February 1697 - 18th March 1670

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The Rt: honble the Ld Mayor: Recorder and other
his Maties Justices for the Sessions of the peace
of the Citty of London :

The humble Peticon of Martha Johnson< no role > :


That yor: Petrs: is bound over to this Prsent Sessions for
receiveing a parcell of plate from one Henry
< no role > , who Stole the same, from James Liege< no role > his
friend and relacon, as to the felony yor petr is
innocent thereof, as may here after appear
That yor petr: well knoweing the sd Marline to
be a gent of and oubled Creditt, and unspolled repu-
tacon, who brought at unto yor petr: in his fowle
LInnen (Shee then being his washer woman) the
plate aforesd, alleadgeing it not onely to be his
owne, butt yt being under an Obligacon to pay
a Sume of money, to support his Creditt or
he was utterly mind, requested yor: petr to sell
the same, which by reason of her poore Cir-
cumstances, shee, att first refused; (butt was for
the reasons aforesd) one vaild upon by the sd
Marline, he, offering to goe along wth: yor pesr
to indeminify her from all harm yt should
happen an yt occasion:

That the said Plate was Stopt, and yor petr
being seized, had Marline apprehended, and
Deliverd into the Charge of one John Kingston< no role >
the Constable , who, either by negligence or Com-
binacon, wth the sd Liege and one Bobine friends
and relacory to Manline, who out of the tender
regard they had for his life and reputacon
sufferd him to escape, the truth whereof your
petr Can make appear by severall Credible

May it therefore please yor Ldpp
to Discharge yor petr:
And yt ye Constable being now
bound over, may be proceeded
agt according to Law:

And yor Per
will Pray.

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