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<persName id="t17400116-1-defend29" type="defendantName"> Thomas Dennis
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<interp inst="t17400116-1-off1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a Man's Beaver Hat, val. 15 s. </rs> the Goods of
<persName id="t17400116-1-victim31" type="victimName"> William Brownjohn
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<p>William Brownjohn. I can only say, the Hat charged on the Prisoner in the Indictment, is mine. I took it upon this Witness. (
<persName id="t17400116-1-person32"> Benjamin How
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<interp inst="t17400116-1-person32" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) who told the Prisoner in my hearing, that he had brought him into a Premunire. He said, he could not help it, and own'd he sold it, to How. Did not I buy it of you, says How? Yes; and I had it of a Boy in Chick-Lane, said the Prisoner, who asked me 3 d. for it; but I snatch'd it from him, and ran away with it. The Hat hung up against the Side of a Press in my Shop, and I miss'd it from thence, the Night before.</p>
<p>Benjamin How. The Prisoner came up into my Room one Night, - I can't remember the particular Time, and told me he had a Hat in pawn for a Shilling, and if I would give him Money to fetch it out, I should have it for a Shilling more: So I gave him one Shilling to redeem the Hat, and he sold it me out-right for another. I believe this is the same Hat I bought of the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17400116-1-person33"> William Legg
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<interp inst="t17400116-1-person33" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Constable. The Prisoner and How were both brought before me the Night they were taken. How said in the Prisoner's hearing, He bought the Hat of him, - and the Prisoner did not contradict him at all.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I bought it of a Boy in Chick-Lane, who asked me 3 d. for it. I gave him 3 d. and carried it to
<persName id="t17400116-1-person34"> Jemmy Birt
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<interp inst="t17400116-1-person34" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> at Com-Cross; he pawn'd it for me, and brought me a Shilling. The next Night I happened to be at this Ben How's, and he wanting a Hat to wear on Christmas-Day, I offer'd him this Hat, for a Shilling more than 'twas pawn'd for. I can't tell where the Boy is, who sold it to me, - but I am as innocent as the Child unborn.
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>

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