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<persName id="t17170227-36-defend216" type="defendantName"> John Giles
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<interp inst="t17170227-36-off173" type="offenceSubcategory" value="shoplifting"/> feloniously stealing a Perriwig, value 6 l. out of the Shop </rs> of
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<interp inst="t17170227-36-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> deposed, that himself and the Prisoner stole the Wig, and sold it to one
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<interp inst="t17170227-36-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> for 15 s. The Jury found him
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<p>He was indicted a second time for
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<interp inst="t17170227-36-off176" type="offenceSubcategory" value="shoplifting"/> feloniously stealing a Perriwig, val.35 s. out of the Shop </rs> of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17170227-36-off176 t17170227-36-cd177"/>. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Wig hung upon a high Block in the Window, and that he hearing a Noise in the Night, came down, but saw no body, but next Morning found the Glass of the Sash broke, that was against the Light hole of the Shutter, and the Wig gone.
<persName id="t17170227-36-person223"> Abel Downs
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<interp inst="t17170227-36-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> deposed, that the Prisoner, himself, and the Prisoner's Brother, did the Fact: That they went to the House, and they two lifted up the Prisoner, who put his Hand through the Shutter,25 before mentioned, and stole the Wig, and that they sold it to
<persName id="t17170227-36-person224"> Deborah Stent
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<interp inst="t17170227-36-person224" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He said likewise, that the next Day he saw the Prisoner with a dark ty'd Wig, and thinking he had sunk him (as he pharas'd it; that is, taken more than that Wig, and not let him know of it) he asked him where he had that Wig he wore; that the Prisoner answer'd him, that spying a Gager that was Lapps, going along in a Rattler, he went to him, and snabbled his Poll, and so got that Wig. The Jury found him
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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