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<p>57.
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<p>Richard Hull. About One a-clock on Thursday Morning, the 2d of February, I was stopt in a Coach behind
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<interp inst="t17330221-44-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I and Jo. Lambert, and the Prisoner, stop'd the Coach, and robb'd the Prosecutor. The Prisoner took his Sword. I was afterwards apprehended, and by an Advertisement published I found out the Prosecutor.</p>
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<persName id="t17330221-44-person343"> Edward Sutton
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<interp inst="t17330221-44-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am no Thief-Taker by Profession, but hearing that the Prisoner was in an Information, I went to apprehend him, though he threaten'd to shoot me through the Head. He did his Endeavour, for he fired at me, and shot me thro' the Arm, and said he was sorry that he had not kill'd me.</p>
<p>Court. Powers, who knows of your being acquainted with the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Powers. Mr. Ackers (Dacres) who keeps an Alehouse over-against the King's-Bench, in the Borough.</p>
<p>Dacres. They were both my Lodgers. The Jury found him
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