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<interp inst="t17211206-65-person390" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , she confest it; and said, if they would not prosecute her, she'd return the rest.</p>
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<interp inst="t17211206-65-person392" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> offer'd to sell a piece of the Tankard to him, telling him her Husband found it on the Lay-stall. The pieces of the Tankard were produc'd in Court, and
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