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<p>115. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17640113-44-off243" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing 10 lb. weight of tobacco, value 5 s. </rs> the property of persons unknown,
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<persName id="t17640113-44-person419"> John Williams
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<interp inst="t17640113-44-person419" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman on
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640113-44-off243 t17640113-44-crimeloc245"/>. On the 22d or 23d of last month, there were about 200 hogsheads of tobacco: I saw the prisoner and two more, between 10 and 11 o'clock in the forenoon, behind the crane: I got upon a hogshead, and saw a lad that was with the prisoner take out a knife, and cut open the bar of a hogshead; the prisoner and he pulled tobacco out, and put it on the ground, till they thought they had enough; then they went to putting it into their pockets: I went and took hold of the prisoner, and took some of the tobacco from his pocket, and some from off the ground, (produced in court); this is it.</p>
<persName id="t17640113-44-person420"> John Jebb
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<interp inst="t17640113-44-person420" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the prisoner in custody, and took some of this tobacco out of his pocket; I asked him how he came to do such a thing? he said he saw other people do it, so he did it; here is 10 lb. weight of it in all.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I saw two men take some; they told me to take some, and these men came and took it away from me. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17640113-44-defend418 t17640113-44-deflabel246"/>, I never was in London before.</p>
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