Middlesex Sessions:
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July 1794

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To William Mainwaring< no role > Esqr
and the Rest of his Majestys Justices of the Peace
upon the Bench Sitting at this Present Session
at Clerkenwell Green in and for the County of
Middlesex

The Humble Petition of William Turner< no role > Son of
Mr George Turner< no role > of Mile End in the Parish of
Stepney Gent a Freeholder of the County of Middlesex

Most Humble Sheweth


unto your Worships that your Petitioner was Indicted
in April Session for an Assault commited on John Smith< no role > and
Stephen George< no role > at Brentford in the said County And at this
Present Session appeared and Traversed his Indictment and
upon the Trial the Despicable Witnesses which appeared and
Sworn against your Petitioner to prove the said Assaults are Persons
of no Character Reputation or Credit whatsoever as It as been Asserted
since your Petitioners Trial that they were Determined to swear
Enough to find him Guilty of the supposed assault in Order to
Charge your Petitioner with a Large Fine upon such Evidence
your Petitioner was found Guilty by a Respectable Jury and the
Court was Pleased to sentence your Petitioner six Weeks Imprisonment
and now is under Confinement for the Same And your Petitioner
further Humbly Summitteth to your Worships that your Petition
is a Sober Young Man nor Never was Guilty of any Breach of
the Peace whatsoever and always Bore the Best of Characters
for Humanity and Beneviolence to all his friends Neighbours and
Acquaintances as will appear By the Names of the under signed
Gentlemen Freeholders of the County of Middlesex

Your Petitioner Therefore Humbly Prays
it your Worships Can be permitted by Law to
Mitigate your Petitioner Sentence to Seven Days
as your Petitioner is fearful by being Six Weeks
in Confinement will corrupt your Petitioners good
Morals and understanding Being now in Confinement
with Persons Diffrent from the Disposition of your
Petitioner and your Petitioner shall ever Pray

We the Undersigned Freeholders of the County of Middlesex
do Assert that what the Petitioner has said in this Petition
is True as Witness our Hands.

Cor' Keith< no role >
Stepney
Freeholder
Richd. Mills< no role >
Stepney
Freeholder
Jams Caney< no role >
John Hammer< no role >




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