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<persName id="t16910527-14-defend40" type="defendantName"> Margaret Beard
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t16910527-14-off63 t16910527-14-victim41"/> </persName> , near Ludgate. She came to the Prosecutors Shop to buy some Silk, and stole away the piece afore said </rs>; and when she was pursued, she dropt it out of her Pettycoat. She was very impudent in her Behaviour when taken, and had been an Old Offender, though Young; she said that she was drawn away by wicked Company: In the end she was Found
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