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The Tryals of Haagen Swendsen, Sarah Baynton, John Hartwell and John Spurr.

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The Tryals of Haagen Swendsen, Sarah Baynton, John Hartwell and John Spurr. For Feloniously Stealing Mrs Pleasant Rawlins, A Virgin and Heiress of a Considerable Fortune: with An Intent to Cause and Procure the said Pleasant Rawlins against her Will, to Marry the said Haagen Swendsen. At the Queens Bench Bar at Westminster, Nov. 25. 1702. Before the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Holt, and the rest of the Judges of the said Court, of which Fact the said Haagen Swendsen and Sarah Baynton were found Guilty, and the said Swendsen was executed for the same, Decemb. 9th following. The said Baynton being with Child was Reprieved after Sentance.

First Edition. Folio. [358 x 230 x 8 mm]. [1]f, 30, 29-30 pp. Modern boards.
London: for Isaac Cleave, 1703.

The title-page has been repaired at the inner margin and has three small holes at the central fold, there are a few spots and a small rust hole in pp.25-26. The last two pages are misnumbered. The British Library has an account of the trial printed on a single folio sheet entitled The Full Tryals, Examination and Conviction, of Hagon Swanson and Sarah Benton, which might date from 1702. There are 26 copies of this expanded version recorded on ESTC, but with some notable absentees (including Yale).

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