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<persName id="t17170227-30-defend181" type="defendantName"> William Sherman
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17170227-30-off142 t17170227-30-cd143"/> last. The Prosecutor's Servant deposed, That she and the Family going out of the House and standing near the Door to see the funeral of Sir
<persName id="t17170227-30-person184"> John Parsons
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<interp inst="t17170227-30-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , she went out likewise, latching the outward Door after her; she going in, met the Prisoner in the Entry with a candle in his hand, who swearing he would murther her if she flopp'd him or made any Noise, and flinging the Candlestick at her, cut her Arm with it and ran out of Doors, she followed him, showing him to her Master, the Prosecutor deposed, he immediately follow'd him, which the Prisoner perceiving, threw the Spoons up, designing to throw them over a wall, but only one of them went over, the rest falling down just by him, which were taken up. The Prisoner having nothing material to say in his Defence, and the Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him
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