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The System of the World - Book 7: Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Book 7: Chapter 16 Summary

Newgate Prison, July 28, 1714

Partry joins Sir Isaac and Daniel for their meeting with the prisoner who will divulge information on the whereabouts of Jack Shaftoe. While they wait for the prisoner, Partry confesses that no other party is coming to the meeting and that he is Jack the coinier, alias Jack Shaftoe.

Book 7: Chapter 16 Analysis

Partry has initiated a meeting on neutral ground where he feels safe telling his tale and revealing his identity. When Partry confesses to Sir Isaac and Daniel, he adds that he is willing to wind up his career, providing the terms are right. Sir Isaac and Daniel feel they have once again been tricked into believing false claims. While Daniel perceives no great harm has been done, Sir Isaac is furious and does not want to negotiate with this criminal.

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