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<p>46. 47.
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<persName id="t17360908-39-person264"> John Guy
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17360908-39-off165 t17360908-39-crimeloc167"/>, between 4 or 5 o'Clock I met 2 Women; I asked them for a Lodging, they bid me come with them: I went with them to Whitcher's House, and we had some Salmon and Punch and a quartern of Brandy? Then I went to bed, and one of the Women came to bed to me, tho' I would not let her: The oldest of the Prisoners pull'd up her Coats, and bid me look at - and told me it was as black as my Face, &c. &c. - I would not do it, but went to sleep, and when I waked I found all my Money gone. One of the Girls own'd before Justice Farmer, that 8 Guineas and 4 s. of my Money was divided among them.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173609080014"/>Prisoner Smith. Did not you swear your Money on another Woman?</p>
<p>Guy. Why Mary you know, you took my Breeches from under my Head.</p>
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<persName id="t17360908-39-person265"> George Fulham
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<interp inst="t17360908-39-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . These 2 Creatures own'd before the Justice, that they had divided 8 Guineas and 4s. and that Whitcher had the best part of it. Jones said in New Prison, if we would let her out, she would tell who had most of the Black's Money.</p>
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<p>The Prisoners in their Defence, said the Black gave them the Money.
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