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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17091207-38-off166 t17091207-38-crimeloc163"/>; Rout rob'd Cure, and Long rob'd Nichols; the Prosecutors were both positive to the Prisoners. Long's Lodgings being search'd, Mr. Cure's Knife and Fork and Handkerchief, were found in his Possession; the Watch was likewise found and prov'd to be swapt by Rout, for 10 s. and another Watch. The Evidence being positive, and the Prisoners saying nothing in their Defence, the Jury found them both
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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