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<p>15, 16.
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<persName id="t17330221-12-person94"> Francis Turner
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17330221-12-off49 t17330221-12-crimeloc52"/>, I past by some Fellows on the Road, I don't know who they were, for it was a dark missing Night; but one of them said, Cocky, what's a-Clock? I said, about Nine; and suspecting them to be Rogues I run for it. They followed, and one coming close after me swore by God, he wou'd make me remember running; I held up my Stick, upon which another said, Damn him, does he resist? Kill him. Then the first struck at me with a Stick, I warded off 2 or 3 Blows, but at last I was knock'd down and stunned, and got a mighty Cut in my Head. I had some Rice and Prunes, and Stone Blue, in a Paper, which was taken from me, and about 19 Pence all Copper, in my Pocket. I had a Cag of Treacle too, but they did not take that; when I got up they run away. There was 4 or 5 of them in Company.</p>
<persName id="t17330221-12-person95"> William Simmonds
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<interp inst="t17330221-12-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About a Fortnight ago, I surrendered myself voluntarily to Justice Hilder. The Prisoners and I committed this Robbery.</p>
<p>Court. Have you any Body to prove that you kept Company with the Prisoners?</p>
<p>Simmonds. Yes, here's
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<p>Court. How came you to find out the Prosecutor?</p>
<p>Simmonds. I saw him afterwards going along the Road, and I told
<persName id="t17330221-12-person97"> John Berry
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<interp inst="t17330221-12-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who was then with me, that he was the Man we had robb'd.</p>
<persName id="t17330221-12-person98"> John Berry
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<interp inst="t17330221-12-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Father works in the Brick Fields, and so did the Prisoners and Simmonds, and I have seen them lying together in the Fields, I believe a hundred times.</p>
<p>Deily. I never lay in the Brick Fields fifty times in my Life.</p>
<persName id="t17330221-12-person99"> John Jones
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<interp inst="t17330221-12-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Day after the Prosecutor was robbed he sent for me, and I saw he had been beat and abus'd, and that his Head was broke.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Hilder. Simmonds surrender'd himself voluntarily to me; I ask'd the Prisoners if they knew him, and they said, Yes.</p>
<persName id="t17330221-12-person100"> John Berry
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<interp inst="t17330221-12-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The next Morning after the Robbery, I saw the Prisoner Turner in the Brick-Fields, with some Stone-blue in his Hand, and Sutton (who is now in Newgate) with some Rice. The Jury found them both
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