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<persName id="t17330221-45-person346"> William Morris
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17330221-45-off209 t17330221-45-victim348"/> </persName> , and stealing a Woman's Silk Night Gown, value 30 s. a Woman's work'd Gown, value 3l. a Silk Petticoat, value 30 s. a Cloth Coat, value 20 s. a Pair of Breeches, value 2 s. a Pair of Sheets, value 5 s. 3 Linen Aprons, value 14 s. and a Silk Apron, value 3 s. on the
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<p>[At the Prisoner's Desire, the Witnesses were examin'd a-part.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17330221-45-person349" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About 3 Weeks before Christmas, I lost the Goods mentioned in the Indictment. My House is in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17330221-45-off209 t17330221-45-crimeloc211"/>, the Goods were in a Back-Parlour; there's an Entry goes from the Street Door, to that Parlour. I suppose the Street Door was open, but the Parlour Door was lock'd. About 9 at Night, as we were going to Bed, we saw the Parlour Door was broke open, and presently miss'd the Goods.
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<interp inst="t17330221-45-person350" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> being in the Poultry-Compter, sent for me, and told me, that the Prisoner burst off the Staple of the Parlour Door.</p>
<persName id="t17330221-45-person351"> Edward Powers
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<interp inst="t17330221-45-person351" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Tuesday Night, the 10th of the last Month but one, the Prisoner and I, and Will. Morris, found the Prosecutor's Door open, and so we went along the Entry to the Kitchen Door.</p>
<p>Court. The Kitchen Door?</p>
<p>Powers. I suppose it was the Kitchen, because it was upon the Ground Floor, and we went a good Way down an Entry; I am sure it was a Back-Room, but I don't know what Name they may call it by. So when we came to the Door, says the Prisoner, this Lock will fly, and with that he burst it open.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Where did we meet that Night?</p>
<p>Powers. At Mr. Dacres's House.</p>
<p>Dacres. I don't remember that I saw Norman there.</p>
<p>Powers. Mr. Dacres's Maid knows of our being there.</p>
<p>Maid. I don't remember that I saw them together. About a Fortnight after Christmas, I saw the Prisoner at our Door talking with my Sister, but Powers was not there then.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Two Years ago this Person was
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173302210019"/> taken up for ing of Money out of People and he has been out of Jail but 3 Months and yet he has got 18 Robberies in his Information: Is it likely he could be concerned in so many Facts, and have so many Accomplices in so short a Time? He has put a great many innocent Men, besides me, in his Information. never drank but twice with him in my Life.</p>
<p>Court. Has not the Prisoner been an Evidence himself?</p>
<p>A Turnkey. Yes, my Lord, he was an Evidence last Summer against* 5 young Fellows, who were all capitally convicted, but were afterwards transported.</p>
<p>* J. Robins, V. Robins, Barret, Chorley, and Dangerfield, in July last. Vid. Sessions Paper for last Year, Numb. 6, p. 153.</p>
<p>The Jury
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>

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