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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17091207-41-off181 t17091207-41-victim134"/> </persName> , and taking from thence a Pair of Window-Curtains, value 20 s. a Repeating-Clock, 15 l. 154 Yards of Crimson-Damask, 70 l. 18 Yards of Muslen, 3 l. an Indian Quilt, 5 l. a Parliament Robe, 5 l. with several other
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<persName id="t17091207-41-person135">Nath, Waters</persName> , a Person concern'd in the Fact, who depos'd that on the 16th or 17th of October last, the Prisoner and himself went to the Prosecutors House, and the Prisoner being the taller Man, got over the Wall, open'd the Gate, and let him in; that then the Prisoner lifted up a Sash-Window, and they both enter'd the House, and broke open divers Locks of Chests, &c and took the Goods mention'd, with abundance more, and loaded themselves 5 several times and carry'd them to
<persName id="t17091207-41-person136">Mrs. Whittle</persName> , of whom they receiv'd Money for some of them. It further appear'd, when the Prisoners Lodgings were search'd, that Napkins and other things of the Prosecutors were found there. The Prisoner saying little in his Defence, and being an Old Offender, the Jury found him
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