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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17020114-14-off76 t17020114-14-cd77"/> last, about 6 in the Night, with an Intention to Steal his Goods </rs>. The Prosecutor said, That he met Tite in the Entry holding the Door, and askt him what he did there; and he told him, that he was smoaking his Pipe, and let him go: Then he saw Flower come out of the Window with a Chissel in his Hand, and pursuing him, he dropt it. Another Evidence said, That her Master's House had been attempted to be broke open the Night before; and seeing 3 or 4 Men in the Entry, she went and called her Master: She further deposed, That she saw Flower, and Ellis come out of the Window, which, she was sure, she shut but half an Hour before; and looking, found the print of their Feet in the Room. There was another Evidence, who deposed, That when he was going through the Piazza in Covent Garden, with one of the Prisoners, Tite came up to them, and would have rescued him from them. They all denied the Fact, saying, That they knew nothing of the matter, nor were never near that House, but it was proved to the contrary, and they being known to be Offenders: The Jury found them all three
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>

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