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P——'s sentence is respited until the 17th of November, and in the meantime he hopes for a new trial.
PRISONS AND PRAYER: OR A LABOR OF LOVEELIZABETH RYDER WHEATON
He was, however, twice respited, and eventually ordered to be transported for life.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
Powell respited the prisoner that the pleasure of the Lieutenant Governor might be known.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
He was respited until it "was found how well he would deserve further favor."
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
On the 21st of July, Sarah Hughson, who had been respited, was put on the witness-stand again.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
One of them, named Robinson, was respited by the Governor, for a month.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, V. 3, NUMBER 18VARIOUS
He was respited for a fortnight, and afterwards during the pleasure of the Prince Regent.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 189, JUNE 11, 1853VARIOUS
Respited from death and danger, he would atone for it by penitence and honest works.
GUY RIVERS: A TALE OF GEORGIAWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS
Sometimes any who had had a narrow escape fainted, but the bulk of those respited looked on with unfeeling indifference.
THE CHRONICLES OF NEWGATE, V. 2/2ARTHUR GRIFFITHS
On the 31st of March they were taken to the gallows, and after the ropes had been placed about their necks were again respited.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, PART 1, SLICE 3VARIOUS

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