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<p>They were a second Time indicted, for
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<persName id="t17260302-49-person291"> Mary Cassel
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17260302-49-off229 t17260302-49-crimeloc231"/>, each of us with a Bundle of Cloths: Four Men met us, and when we were past 'em, they stood talking a little, and then came back again, one of them said, keep up to the Wall Child, for fear ye fall in the Ditch; but another, holding out a Pistol, cry'd stand and deliver, or G - D - your Bloods, I'll shoot ye both. They took our Bundle away. and I offer'd to run, but they Swore we were both dead if we stir'd an Inch before they were gone. There was a Lamp about 6 Yards off, by the Light of which, I plainly saw the Face of Swift, and knew him again, but I can't be positive to the other. John Hickenbotham depos'd the same, but could not swear to either of the Prisoners.</p>
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<persName id="t17260302-49-person294"> Bob Cable
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<interp inst="t17260302-49-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in the Road, and ask'd 'em what they did there so late, they told me they waited for a Man, and knowing one of them to be a Bailiffs follower, I thought they were only setting somebody for an Arrest. John Barton appaear'd to give Evidence against the Prisoners, but there being an Indictment found against him for Burglary, he was not allowed to be a Witness. Simpson was
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