An Act for making perpetual… An Act to explain and amend the Laws relating to the Transportation, Imprisonment, and other Punishments of certain Offenders, as relates to the Punishment of burning in the Hand of certain Persons convicted of Felony within the Benefit of Clergy.

London: George Eyre & Andrew Strahan, 20 May 1799.

Printed bifolium, pp. [437]-438, armorial letterhead, last 2pp. blank; fine.

The branding of felons enacted

This Act makes perpetual the practice of branding the hands of felons convicted of stealing from churches or the clergy. It continues previous law to this effect, and concludes the practice 'has been useful and beneficial, and it is expedient that the same should be made perpetual...'

This Act makes perpetual the practice of branding the hands of felons convicted of stealing from churches or the clergy. It continues previous law to this effect, and concludes the practice 'has been useful and beneficial, and it is expedient that the same should be made perpetual...'

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