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The northern impostor; being a faithful narrative of the life, adventures, and deceptions, of James George Semple, commonly called Major Semple, alias Major Harrold, Major Maxwell, Major Grant, Major Cunningham, Major Winter, &c. &c. &c. With an Account of his Devices at Lord Salisbury's, Sir Thomas Dundass's, Mr. Pitt's, the Marquis of Landsdown's, &c. &c. Also the various Inventions by which he obtained Goods of different Tradesmen; and the Names of the Persons who were the Objects of his Depredations. Likewise an account of his trial, Before Mr. Justice Gould and the Recorder, at the Old Bailey, on Saturday, September 2, for defrauding Mr. John Lycett, Coach-Maker, in Whitechapel, of a post-chaise, value Fifty Guineas, of which he was convicted. Likewise Mr. Garrow's Motion on the last Day of the Sessions, for deferring Judgment.

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Northern hero.


London : printed for G. Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street; and Sold by all Booksellers, 1786.

Physical description

[2],x,112p.,plate ; 8⁰.


The third edition. With the circumstances of each fraud, and the names of all the parties injured.

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

References note

ESTC N23231


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