We have brought the Session to a most satisfactory Conclusion.
Being of opinion that Justice had been satisfied, we determined to adopt the same course as at York. Gurney addressed the Court in an extremely neat appropriate & touching Speech, explaining the Grounds on which the Crown was acting, & Mr Justice Abbott exhorted the Prisoners to improve the Lenity, which had been shewn to them, to their own Advantage & the public Peace.
The Court is now about to adjourn till tomorrow for the purpose of taking Bail of the Prisoners, who are discharged, for their appearance when required, & for their good Behaviour in the Interim.
There are 24 capital Convictions, & one for Grand Larceny. If there is time before the Post goes out, I will send you a Calendar with the general Result.
We this morning convicted 4 of the Felony at Rob. Waddelow’s, on which our Failure took place at the outset of the Session.
I write in great Haste—
Bolland is also writing—
This letter can be found at HO 42/151.