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<p>166. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17580405-9-off47" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing one pair of worsted stockings, value 18 d. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17580405-9-person95"> Thomas Lowling
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am very innocent of the affair.</p>
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<persName id="t17580405-9-person96"> Sarah Davis
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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