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Prisoners' Letters to the Bank of England, 1781-1827. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 2007.

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ass. assizes
Bank Bank of England
BECLS Bank of England Committee for Law Suits
cap. ch. capital charge
cap. conv. capitally sentenced
d. pence
HO home office records
M Minutes of Bank of England Committee for Law Suits
NBB New Bank Buildings (offices of Freshfields)
NSW New South Wales
OB Old Bailey
OBSP Old Bailey session papers
PB plea-bargain offered or accepted (to plead guilty to noncapital charge, with capital charge not put in court)
resp. sentence respited
s. shilling(s)
sec./state secretary of state at home office/home department
TNA The National Archives, Kew
trspn transportation
yrs years
Counties abbreviated as follows:
Beds. Bedfordshire
Berks. Berkshire
Bucks. Buckinghamshire
Cumb. Cumberland
Denb. Denbighshire
Derbys. Derbyshire
Devon Devonshire
Glos. Gloucestershire
Hants Hampshire
Herts. Hertfordshire
Lancs. Lancashire
Leics. Leicestershire
Lincs. Lincolnshire
Mdx Middlesex
Mon. Monmouthshire
Norf. Norfolk
Northants. Northamptonshire
Notts. Nottinghamshire
Salop Shropshire
Som. Somersetshire
Staffs. Staffordshire
Suff. Suffolk
Warws. Warwickshire
Worcs. Worcestershire