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<persName id="t17430223-14-defend148" type="defendantName"> Catherine Wilcox
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<persName id="t17430223-14-person151"> John Perthy
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<interp inst="t17430223-14-person151" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 23d of January, as I was coming through
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17430223-14-off70 t17430223-14-crimeloc72"/>, the Prisoner asked me where I was going; I said, Home; she bid me go down an Alley and stay 'till the Watchman was gone by; we had two or three Words together, and my Hand was under her Cloaths, and she picked my Pocket; I called for the Watch; she got behind some Casks, but I charged the Watch with her: I had 17 s. and 6 d. just before - I know it, because I gave a Watchman a Half-penny at the Bars for a Dram; I felt in my Pocket and had but 6 s. 6 d. she desired me to feel in this Pocket, and I found 6 s. in it which she had put in; she would not own any more, she said, she had it not.</p>
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<persName id="t17430223-14-person152"> George Wardley
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<interp inst="t17430223-14-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Sunday the 23d of January, a little after 12, this Man came to the Watch-house with this Woman and a Watchman; he said, that they had some Conversation together in the Alley, that he missed his Money and pursued her; he said, he was sure he had the Money before he came to her because he gave a Watchman a Half-penny for a Dram; she bid him feel in his Pocket, he felt in his-Coat Pocket, and there was 6 s. Oh you B - h, said he; Mr Constable, shall I make the Watchmen drink? and he said, if she would not give him 5 s. which, he said, she had stole from him, he would charge the Constable with her; we searched her but could not find it.
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