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<p>64. 65.
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<persName id="t17401204-50-person356"> Edward Richardson
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<interp inst="t17401204-50-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About the 10th of Sept. I was robb'd of ten pounds of Tobacco, and a piece of Pork; they were taken out of my Cellar, and the Brick work of the Window was broke down, big enough for a Man to enter. I can say nothing of the Prisoners.</p>
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<persName id="t17401204-50-person357"> Thomas May
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<interp inst="t17401204-50-person357" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The 2 Prisoners and I broke open Mr. Richardson's Cellar-Window a Fortnight before Michaelmas-Day, and took ten pounds of Tobacco, and a Spring of Pork. They went into the Cellar, and gave me the Things out at the Window; the Tobacco we sold for 9 d. per lb. and divided the Money; and the Pork we eat.</p>
<p>Prisoner Welch. To shew the Villanies of this Fellow; he sent this Letter to the Prosecutor, that he knew nothing of it; it is not his own Hand, but his Worship wrote it.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Chandler. I committed the 2 Prisoners; and as to the Fact, I know nothing; but every one who knows my Hand, will say this is quite different.</p>
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<interp inst="t17401204-50-person358" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Welch 14 Years; and never heard that he had a bad Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17401204-50-person359" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Welch from his Infancy; - I don't know that ever he did any Body any Harm.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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