Middlesex Sessions:
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April 1795

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To William Mainwaring< no role > Esqr . and others His
Majesty's Justice of Peace for the County of Middlesex .

The Humble Petition of Elizabeth Morley< no role > This name instance is in set 4409. .
convicted of receiving Stolen goods and Sentenced for Transportation

That your Petition reflect with Suicere Regret on her past
Conduct and acknowledges the Justice of the Sentence Passed upon her

That your Petition is greatly advanced in years, being 55 year
of Age, and Though Such Circumstance may at Fist be considered as an
Aggravation of her Guilt, Yet, When She States, that a along cohabitation with
a depraved Husband, had gradually conupled her Morals, and that by his
Brutal Treatment, he Forced her into the Commission of offences in order to
derive more Securely to Himself, the Profits of such dishonest Transaction, She
hopes under those Circumstance to excite your Worships pity though She cannot
clain your Pardon.

Your Petition has the Mortification to rep [..] that She
brought Disgrace upon Relations of Character, Credit and Respectabily, but who
notwithstanding her Demerits, have yet assured her, that is She has the good
Fortune to obtain the merciful Compliance of this Court with the Prayer of
this Petition they will by a Camfortable Provision enable her to Spend the
Remainder of her Days in Expitation of her Former inspent Life, and they
be relived from Anxreties incident to those Possed of Social Passions, and
which even the unworthiness of your Petitioner has not been able effectually
to extinguish in there.

Your Petitioner therefore most Humbly Prays
Your Worships, will in your Mercy be Pleased to
reconsider the Sentence Passed on your Petitioner, and
commite the Transportation, for such Lenght of
Imprisonment as in your Discretion you may be please [..]
to inflict.

And your Petitioner will ever pray Etc

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