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<p>6, 7.
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person92" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came into my Shop, they came to the further End of my Compter, which at that Time was very much tumbled with Goods. I went to reach them a Paper of Stockings, at which Time, I perceived
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person93" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to draw up to the End of the Shop, where she had no Business: They were very difficult in respect to Colour; they said they must have them handsome, and handsome Clocks; then came in a third Woman, upon which I called down my Spouse, they still remained as difficult as before; at last I perceived
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person94" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to draw off a Pair of Stockings, and conceal them under her Cloak; and she took up another Pair, and said to Conner, here, Madam, these are a pretty Pair of Stockings, these may do without giving so much Trouble; with that they made a Courtsey, and went out of my Shop; I followed them out, and at the End of the Lane, at the Time that I had them in Custody, then they dropped them, for I saw Mitchel take them up.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. I am on the Behalf of
<persName id="t17461205-5-person95"> Eleanor Conner
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person95" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; Sir, I would ask you whether Mrs Conner was called back?</p>
<p>Berry. No, She was not called back, because I immediately laid hold of her; I took hold of Mitchel first, and then I immediately went and took hold of the other; there was not a Yard difference between them.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say to Mitchel? What is the Reason that you did not stop her in the Shop?</p>
<p>Berry. I let her go out of the Shop, in order to prove it more fully upon her.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person96" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Where do you live?</p>
<p>Bull. In York-Buildings.</p>
<p>Q. What Street in York-Buildings?</p>
<p>Berry. Off-Alley. This
<persName id="t17461205-5-person97"> Elizabeth Mitchel
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person97" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> lodged in our House for two Years.</p>
<p>Q. What Way of Life has she followed?</p>
<p>Bull. She took in Plain-work, or any thing she could get to do.</p>
<p>Q. How did she behave in your House?</p>
<p>Bull. Exceeding well, as far as ever I saw; always kept very good Hours.</p>
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<persName id="t17461205-5-person98"> Jane Martin
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person98" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Mitchel these two Years, she has worked Journey-work with me often.</p>
<p>Q. What was her Character?</p>
<p>Martin. I have always known her to have a good one; I never heard an ill thing of her in my Life.</p>
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<persName id="t17461205-5-person99"> Ann Clark
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Holbourn, at the Sign of the Cradle, at a Snuff-shop. I worked along with
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , in Hoop petticoat-making, and Childs Coat making.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known her?</p>
<p>Clark. I have known her for two Years and a half. I have been with her for two or three Months together, and she never kept late Hours.</p>
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<persName id="t17461205-5-person101"> Sarah Scot
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person101" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known
<persName id="t17461205-5-person102"> Elizabeth Mitchel
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> eight or nine Years: I never heard her Character stained in my Life. I live at the King's-Arms in Catharine-street, she makes Bonnets and Cloaks, and works Plain-work, and I never heard a bad Character of her in my Life.</p>
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<persName id="t17461205-5-person103"> Ann Floyd
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person103" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Mitchel ever since she was a Child.</p>
<p>Q. Where does she come from?</p>
<p>Scot. From Highgate - We were born and brought up together.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a Relation?</p>
<p>Floyd. No, Sir, not at all; she is a very honest Body; she is the same Business as I, a Milliner, she worked for the Shops in Turn-stile, as I work to.</p>
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<persName id="t17461205-5-person104"> Elizabeth Ward
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<interp inst="t17461205-5-person104" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner nine or ten Years; 'tis not above three Months ago that she quilted the Petticoat I have on. She always behaved in a very pretty Manner. I live in Hewet's Court. I keep a Lock-up-house for Prisoners; my Husband is a Marshal's Court Officer. I never heard a dishonest Character of her in my Life.</p>
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