Middlesex Sessions:
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July 1757

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To the Worshipfull Thos. Lane< no role > Esqr . Chairman
and the Rest of his Majestys Justices of the Peace in their Quarter Sessions

The Proposals of JamesSturgis 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 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 at Bridewell or such other Place in Town as
shall be appointed by the said Justices

That the said Sturgis Adams will Provide himself with a Covered Cart &
Proper Howes 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 & 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 these to the South and West on some 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 Six pence for the subsistence of every Vagrant in their
Passage the said Sum of Six pence to be incerted in the Certificate and Payable
by the Treasurer or high Constables upon the said Adams Producing such
certificate with a Receipt upon the Back of the Delivery of the Vagrant &
Oath made by the sd. Adams before some Magistrate of the Delivery of such Vagabond
And the said Adams Engages to deliver on the County day of every Sessions
in Middlesex & to every Quarter Session at Westminster a true list of the
Names of such Vagabonds who have been conveyed by him Between Session
and Sessions distinguishing the Bridewell or other Place from whence such
Vagabonds were taken the date of the Pass the Place where delivered Place of
Settlement of such Vagrants and the Name of the Magistrate who signed
the Pass and if required will Verify such list upon Oath.

And the said Adams is Willing to Contract for such time & under
such other regulations as shall seem meet to the Courts of Session of the
said County and City and Liberty And will give undeniable Security to
Perform his Contract if required
July the 14th. 1757

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