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<persName id="t17431012-27-defend298" type="defendantName"> James Blank
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<p>Loth Leader. I had been collecting Money from Persons whom I deal with, and coming up Cloth-Fair I met the Prisoner with something upon his Back, which I perceived to be a Bottle which was full; I asked him where he was going? he said he was going to carry it to one Owen's in Long-Lane; and I found afterwards that he sold that Brandy for 2 s. which cost me 4 s. 6 d. or upwards. Owen and his Family are since gone off; he confess'd that he had taken the Brandy and sold it, and that he took the Bottle filled with Brandy four Times, I know the Bottle very well; I catched him on the Wednesday, and the Tuesday following I took him up.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It was no more than that one Time that my Master catched me, and he sent me about my Business.</p>
<p>- Hill. On the 14th of Sept. Mr Leader sent for me and told me, I must take up the Prisoner, for he had been a vile Rogue to him. When I took him, I said, Jemmy, how can you be such a Rogue to rob so good a Master as you have; and Mr Leader said to him, how often have you done this, and he said only the Time that you catched me, and afterwards he said he went another Time; Mr Leader said, tell me the Truth, or it shall be the worse for you, and then he said he had filled the Bottle four times and sold it for 2 s. a Bottle. Then he asked him whether he had ever sold any Cags, and he confessed that he had taken twelve two Gallon Cags, and sold them.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to mention this?</p>
<p>Leader. He had lived with me a great many Years, and I did not care to carry the Thing farther than what was necessary.
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>

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