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<persName id="t17401204-52-person376"> Ralph Buck On
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<interp inst="t17401204-52-person376" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the 14th of November, about eleven at Night, I was walking by Temple-Bar, and a Woman pick'd me up, and carry'd me to the
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<p>Prisoner. How near was I to you?</p>
<p>Buck. Close to me, she was not in the Room a Minute before she pick'd my Pocket - I have two other Witnesses, but one is run away, and the other will not come.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never was so near him as to offer any such Thing; he told me he would hang the best Neck I had, if I would not give him a Guinea .</p>
<p>The Justice. This Woman being brought before me, I bound the Prosecutor over; afterwards he told me, that he had agreed with her for a Guinea , not to Prosecute, and that he had receiv'd it in Silver.</p>
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