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<interp inst="t17170501-36-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . That he and Godfrey having contrived to rob his Master, the latter came the Friday before and enquired when he might come that there would be Goods ready to carry off. That he told him the Tuesday following about 8 a clock, and the Signal was to whistle at the Window; that accordingly he came and whistled and he let him in, where he lay hid till Gould getting his Fellow-Servant to the Alehouse, the Prisoner Godfrey had the opportunity to carry away the Goods. This Examination to this effect was Read in Court: but notwithstanding this he now used the common Newgate Argument, an universal Negative. However, the Jury took him at his first word, and found him
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