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<p>17.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17320223-14-defend111 t17320223-14-deflabel83"/>. The Butter was in a Warehouse over Mr. Colebrant's Stables; the Prisoner took it from thence, and deliver'd it to me to sell for him, which I did for 9 s. a Firkin to several Tallow-Chandlers; I sold 8 Firkins to Carter (he that sells Candles so cheap) at the Half-Moon in Spittle-Fields; 3 Firkins to the Tallow-Chandler, at the Crown over-against Carter's, and 4 to
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<p>Prisoner. Did not you swear before the Justice that you had this Butter from a Carman ?</p>
<p>Lightfoot. Yes, I did so. But ah! you threatened my Life if I swore it against you.</p>
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<persName id="t17320223-14-person118"> Samuel Isaac
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<interp inst="t17320223-14-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Carter's Boy. Lightfoot brought some Firkins to our House, and my Master bought them of him.</p>
<p>Mr. Colebrant. We lost Butter 3 or 4 times while the Prisoner lived with me, which was about 11 Months, but he constantly deny'd it, and I can't say but that he behaved very well in my Service.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320223-14-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Lightfoot was my Prentice, he was not so good as he should have been, for he has wronged me several times.</p>
<p>Two or three Gentlemen gave the Prisoner a very good Character; and the Jury
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