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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17121210-8-off37 t17121210-8-cd38"/> last. The Prosecutor's Son swore, that his Father's Horse being lost out of his Stable in Essex, he came to London the next Days and found him in Smithfield, and the Prisoner upon his Back; whereupon being seiz'd, he confess'd it before Justice Johnson; but deny'd it upon his Trial and said the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="17121210002"/>Horse was deliver'd to him at Stratford, and he was to have 5 s. for selling him. There was no Witness to prove any thing he said, and the Evidence very positive against him, whereupon he was found
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