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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17130708-15-off67 t17130708-15-cd68"/> last. It appear'd, that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's Shop, and asked for some Persian Silk: Several Pieces were taken down and shown them, but they went away without buying any; that when they were gone, a Neighbour came and ask'd the Prosecutor whether he mist nothing; upon looking over his Goods he could not find the above-mention'd; immediate pursuit was made after the Prisoners, who went into an House in Black-fryars, and were deny'd by the People of the House; but the Constable breaking open the Door of a Chamber, found them both, with the Goods upon them, which were produc'd in Court, and prov'd to be his. The Fact being plain, and the Prisoners saying nothing for themselves, the Jury found them both
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