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Newspaper Reports, 1736

Saturday 31 January 1736

On Thursday Sir Richard Brocas committed to Wood-street Compter a Man, for being catched with another, who made his Escape, in the very Act of Sodomy, last Wednesday Night in St. Paul’s Church-yard. (Newcastle Courant)

24 July 1736 Committed to Newgate, since our last, Thomas Palmer, for attempting to extort Five Guineas from Thomas Freeman, under that false Pretence of threatning to swear Sodomy against him. (Newcastle Courant)

19 August 1736

On Thursday Mitchell and Hart, who had been convicted of Perjury, the one in swearing a Robbery, and the other an Attempt to commit Sodomy against Persons, in order to extort Money, ,stood in the Pillory for a second time, pursuant to their Sentence, in Covent-Garden, and the other in Long-Acre. (Stamford Mercury)

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