A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis: Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors by which Public and Private Property and Security Are, at Present, Injured and Endangered : and Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention

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H. Fry, 1797 - Crime - 444 pages
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Page ix - A treatise on the police of the metropolis, containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanors, by which public and private property, and security are, at present, injured and endangered, and suggesting remedies for their prevention ; 6th edition.
Page 393 - Middlefex alone, in •the year 1793, the number of bailable writs and executions, for debts from Ten to Twenty pounds, amounted to no lefs than 5719?
Page 15 - It fhould be founded upon principles that are permanent, uniform, and univerfal ; and always conformable to the dictates of truth and juftice, the feelings of humanity, and the indelible rights of mankind : though it...
Page 355 - On his arrival at the gates of Paris, a genteel looking man opened the door of his carriage, and...
Page 357 - The gentleman, who, of course, was awake, perceived one of them to be his own servant. — 1 hey rifled his portmanteau undisturbed, and settled the plan of putting him to death. — The gentleman, hearing all this, and not knowing- by what means he was to be rescued, it may naturally be...
Page 356 - ... and specie which he had brought with him to Paris, and where he was to lodge, his usual time of going to bed, and a number of other circumstances, which the gentleman had conceived could only be known to himself. — Monsieur De Sartine having thus excited attention, put this extraordinary question to him — " Sir, are you a man of courage...
Page 69 - The proprietor ordered casks to be brought, and filled no less than nine of them with the oil that had thus leaked out. He...
Page 172 - Court, dressed in a style of peculiar elegance ; while the sharper himself is supposed to have gone in the dress of a clergyman. According to the information of a noted receiver, they pilfered to the value of 1700 on the king's birthday, 1795, without discovery or suspicion.
Page 249 - That he be hanged by the neck, and then cut down alive. 3. That his entrails be taken out and burned while he is yet alive. 4. That his head be cut off. 5. That his body be divided into four parts. 6. That his head and quarters be at the king's disposal.
Page 27 - Giver mjix days; and that three people, within the fame period will ftamp the like amount in Copper; and takes into the calculation the number of known Coiners, the aggregate amount in the courfe of a year will be found to be immenfe. THE...

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