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This petition from debtors in Norwich Gaol complains that the rules applicable to debtors are not being consistently applied. They do not ask that the rules be altered, just that they are administered impartially. For example, prisoners not attending Divine Service were to be locked in their cells, but this rule was enforced rigidly with regards to some debtors, but not to others. Moreover, due to the variability in the Chaplain's attendance for morning service, the debtors are often forced to miss their breakfast, either to attend the service or to be locked in their cells. The petition is signed by ten debtors.
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