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<persName id="t17170227-45-defend271" type="defendantName"> Edward Elton
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17170227-45-off222 t17170227-45-cd223"/> last. The Prosecutor depos'd, he double lock'd his Door when he went, and found it broken open and his Goods stollen when he came home.
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<interp inst="t17170227-45-person274" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , his Brother, depos'd, That he coming home and finding his Brother's Door broke open and his Goods gone, ran out, and enquiring of a Coachman , was told that two Persons went a little before loaded with Goods; he pursued and overtook the Prisoner in Monmouth street, and apprendael him.
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<interp inst="t17170227-45-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> deposed, that himself and the Prisoner went to the Prosecutor's House, and broke open the Door, went in he loaded the Prisoner, Patting the Goods into his Apron, and then himself, he follow'd him to pick up what he dropp'd, and in picking up one dropp'd two; at last he parted from him, carried his Parcel home, and the Prisoner was taken. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but that Britton employ'd him to carry the Goods, and then ran away. Which was so poor an Excuse, that the Jury found him
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