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<p>30, 31.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17340116-24-off104 t17340116-24-victim197"/> </persName> , and stealing a silk Stay, 2 silk Skirts, a Velvet Hood, a silk Hood, a Remnant of Linnen, 3 Table-cloths, 2 Dimity-coats, 3 Caps, an Apron, 5 Gowns, a Linnen-Frock, and a Handkerchief, the Goods of several Persons,
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<persName id="t17340116-24-person198"> William Hart
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<interp inst="t17340116-24-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Goods were lost out of the Drawers in a Room one pair of Stairs high. One of the Window-shutters was left open, but the Sash was shut down close. I saw the Goods there about 8 in Evening, and miss'd 'em about 7 next Morning, when I found the Sash open. My Daughter lay that Night in the same Room.</p>
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<persName id="t17340116-24-person199"> Ralph Mitchell
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<interp inst="t17340116-24-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> * . Between 1 and 2 in the Morning, the Prisoners and I got a Ladder, and setting it against the Prosecutor's House, I went up and open'd the Sash. A Chest of Drawers stood by the Window. I reached as far as I could, and took out 2 Silk Skirts or Petticoats, and a Stay, which I handed down; Peters went up next, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173401160013"/> handed out 4 or 5 Ells of Linnen, some Caps, a Handkerchief, and several other odd Things. Simmonds stood all the while below to watch. We pack'd them all up, and carry'd the Bundle by Turns, to
<persName id="t17340116-24-person200"> Sam Matthew
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<interp inst="t17340116-24-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, who then kept a Brandy-shop in Gravel-lane, in Petticoat-lane, but he is now retired. We sent him with the Bundle to Mrs. Havard in Petticoat-lane, because she knew him, and did not care to deal with Strangers He brought us three Guineas, we divided them equally. Thence we went to Moulton's, at the Red-Lion in Rag-fair, where we used to meet.</p>
<p>* He was an Evidence last Sessions against Whitlock and Brown, for robbing Col. des Romaine.</p>
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<persName id="t17340116-24-person201"> Thomas Moulton
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<interp inst="t17340116-24-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep an Ale-house. The Prisoners had used my House together for a Month or six Weeks. I don't know that Mitchell drank in their Company. - that is - out of the same Pot. Tho' indeed he would commonly sit at the same Table with them, and they would talk jocosely together, and seemed to be acquainted. - I believe I have seen him five or six Times sitting with them and little Daniel. But when I heard their Characters, I forbid 'em my House.</p>
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<persName id="t17340116-24-person202"> James Kirk
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<interp inst="t17340116-24-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . That little Daniel is a Thief. I heard him say to Simmonds, You black guard Dog, d'you see how tight I am? Simmonds answer'd, I should have been as tight as you, but that I was for to go to Bristol to keep out of the Way for fear of Mitchell.</p>
<p>Peters. I know nothing of that Fellow Mitchell.</p>
<p>Simmonds. Nor I any farther than that he's a Rogue, and hang'd two Men last Sessions.</p>
<p>The Jury found 'em
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<p>They were a second Time indicted for
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<interp inst="t17340116-24-victim204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and stealing a Silver Tankard, three Silver-Spoons, the Goods of Ephanioe Kendall, and a Velvet-Manteel, and a Cambrick-hood, the Goods of
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<p>Euphanioe Kendall. I went to Bed about 12 with my Daughter who was not well; my House is in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17340116-24-off104 t17340116-24-crimeloc106"/>. We lay up one pair of Stairs. One of the Window-shutters was left open, but the Sash was down. My Daughter wak'd about one, and call'd for a little Drink. My Drawers rattl'd, and she said what is that Mother? Presently I heard some-body at the Window, at first I thought it was my Maid. Catherine, says I, why d'you sit sleeping there ? Why don't you go to Bed? But immediately recollecting myself, Lord bless me! says I, she went to Bed when I did! So I got up and run to the Window and found the Sash open. I saw something move before me, as far off as my Hand is, but what it was I cannot tell, for I could not see Head nor Face, and so I call'd out Thieves, and I afterwards found a Ladder left standing against the Window. I lost a Silver-tankard, three silver Spoons, a Velvet manteel, a Cambrick-hood, and a pair of silk Shoes and Clogs.</p>
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<persName id="t17340116-24-person209"> Ralph Mitchell
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<interp inst="t17340116-24-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoners and I got a Ladder. Peters went up first, and handed down a silver-Tankard, and three silver Spoons. Simmonds went up then and brought out a Manteel, a Sarcenet (a Cambrick) Hood, and a pair of Shoes and Clogs. Somebody in the House making a Disturbance, we got him down as fast as we cou'd, and left the Ladder behind us. We went to
<persName id="t17340116-24-person210"> Sam Matthews
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<interp inst="t17340116-24-person210" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, who sold the Manteel, Hood, Shoes and Clogs, to Mrs. Havard for 18s. and I sold the Tankard and Spoons to Rodenham (who was convicted last Sessions ) for 5 l. and we shar'd the Money equally.</p>
<p>Peters. Why did not you prosecute last Sessions?</p>
<p>Mitchell. Because I did not know you was then a Prisoner.</p>
<p>Peters. But you sent your Wife to tell me that you did not know me, and had nothing to lay to my Charge.</p>
<p>Mitchell. No I sent her to Harry Whitesides, for I knew nothing of your being in Custody.</p>
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<p>The Jury found 'em
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