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<p>386, 387.
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<interp inst="t17770514-34-off160" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one black crape gown, value 4 s. one black stuff gown, value 2 s. two brown camblet gowns, value 8 s. three brass candlesticks, value 4 s. a white
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<p>(The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the prisoner.)</p>
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<p>I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17770514-34-off160 t17770514-34-crimeloc163"/>: on the 10th of last April I lost the gowns and the other things mentioned in the indictment out of a box in my room; I saw them about half an hour before I missed them; I have never found any of them since the prisoners were in my room to see my wife's mother, who lay dead at the time and was buried that evening.</p>
<persName id="t17770514-34-person293"> ELIZABETH HARRIS
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<p>I saw
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<p>When? - Upon the 10th of April, between 6 and 7 o'clock.</p>
<p>Was the other prisoner with her? - I don't know.</p>
<p>Do you know what was in the bundle? - I do not.</p>
<persName id="t17770514-34-person295"> ANN WELLS
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<p>I heard a publican had lost his pots; I happened to say I saw
<persName id="t17770514-34-person296"> Ann Elliot
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<interp inst="t17770514-34-person296" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> go by wit h a bundle and drop two pint pots out of the bundle.</p>
<p>When did you see her with the bundle? - The 10th of April, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Where did you see her? - In Laystall-street; something rattled in the bundle, and the bundle appeared to be black.</p>
<persName id="t17770514-34-person297"> ELIZABETH GOODMAN
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<p>As I was coming down Laystall-street I met the two prisoners;
<persName id="t17770514-34-person298"> Mary Fisher
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<interp inst="t17770514-34-person298" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had the bundle in her apron; I saw it was black; I saw no more.</p>
<p>What time of day was it? - About 7 o'clock at night as near as I can guess.</p>
<persName id="t17770514-34-person299"> ELIZABETH HORTON
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<p>I went to the burial of the prosecutor's mother-in-law; the things mentioned in the indictment were left in the apartment.</p>
<p>What day was that? - The 10th of April, I believe: the things were pulled off and laid in a box and the undertaker put the cloak on the box; the undertaker locked the door after us and put the key in his pocket; he followed us down stairs; when we returned, he was the first that went up stairs; when he got up, he said the door was broke open; the prisoners were in the room before we went to the funeral; they knew the woman that was deceased some years I believe.</p>
<p>The prisoners were not put upon their defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr
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