Middlesex Sessions:
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October 1754

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21st. Octr. 1754

To the right Worshipfull the Chairman and the Rest
of the Justices of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and
general Gaol Delivery of Newgate now assembled at
Hick's Hall in Saint John Street in and for the County
of Middlesex ,

The Petition of Peter Grison< no role > a Prisoner in
Newgate or a Habeas Corpus,


That yr. Petr. was Indicted by a Contrivance of
Mary< no role > his wife who by the name of Mary Hounslow< no role > Spinster
falsly Swore an Assault and Battery against him and thereupon
had him before John Fielding< no role > Esqr . who Comitted him to New
Prison Clerkenwell the Both Day of April 1754 and after
he had Appeared and Pleaded thereto, remov'd him by Habeas
Corpus to the Kings Bench Prison to prevent his Coming hereto
his Trial But yr. Petr. Complain'd of the Oppression to and
was order'd by the Court of King's Bench to be brought to the
Custody of the Sheriff of Middlesex on an other Habeas
Corpus and he was accordingly brought for that Purpose in
July Sessions when the Court at the Old Bailey referred him
to Bail. That yr. Petr. is a poor Foreigner, has no Bail, and
must Parish under Suit Oppression if he be not brought to
his Trial forthwith, this Sessions, Which Justice he has been
hither to defeated of by indirect and very undue Practices
of Persons whose Duty is the Contrary.

Your Petitioner therefore humbly Prays for
a Rule of this Court to be brought to Trial
forthwith: Whereof She has due Notice.

And yr. Petr.(as in Duty bound) Shall Ever Pray Etc.

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