Middlesex Sessions:
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July 1757

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A Middlesex

At the General Quarter Session of the Peace of Our Sovereign Lord
the King holden for the County of Middlesex at Hicks Hall in Saint
John Street in the County aforesaid by Adjournment on Thursday the
Fourteenth Day of July in the Thirty first Year of the Reign of Our
Sovereign Lord George the Second King of Great Britain Etc.

Whereas. see the other. Paper. B

P Whereas Mr. James Sturgis Adams< no role > hath in writing madeand Signed
the following proposal to thisCourt concerning the Conveying of Vagrants,
Rogues and Vagabonds out of this County, Vizt.

The Proposal of James Sturgis Adams< no role > to Contract for the
Conveying all such Rogues and Vagabonds by Passes as shall be sent
to the several Bridewells of Clerkenwell Middx and Tothill Fields in the City
and Liberty of Westminster as well as such Vagabonds as shall be
directed thorough the County of Middlesex and the said City in the way to their
respective Settlements who shall be Lodged either atthe Bridewell or such other
place in Town as shall be Appointed by the said Justicesthat is to say

That the said Sturgis Adams will provide himself with a Covered
Cart and Proper Horses and Clear the Bridewells of all such Vagabonds
whose Passes are there Lodged as well as those other Vagrants whose
destination is thorough this County and the said City from the Place where they
shall be Lodged in Town twice every Week that is to say those whose
destination is to the North on one day every Week And those to the South and
West on same other day every Week and safely deliver such Vagabonds to
the several Parishes and Places they are destined to by their Passes for the
Sum of Ten Pounds a Month to be Paid Monthly and the Allowance of

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