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<interp inst="t17140407-40-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , not taken; did steal 5 Gallons of Red Lisbon Wine, and 2 Stone Bottles </rs> from
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<interp inst="t17140407-40-off223" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/> receiving the same </rs>. Captain Moody having lost a great deal of Wine from on Board his Ship was inform'd that his Servant had sold some to Green, whereupon he got a Warrant, and went to Green's House, who readily own'd the Buying it, and that he gave 12 s. for it, but said he bought it of Freeman and not of Hopkins, and knew nothing of its being stole. He had several Witnesses to prove that it is customary to buy such parcels of Wine of Sailors, and a great many to his Reputation, whereupon he was
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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