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<interp inst="t17470225-39-person413" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who came into the Room with a Candle in her Hand, and teazed him to give her some Money for a Dram, while Wardell took his Breeches from under the Pillow; upon missing his Money he charged the Watch with them both, and they were sent to the Compter, where Pollock told the Prosecutor, that she believed one
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