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<p>321. (M.)
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<persName id="t17591024-22-person257"> Thomas Fenlason
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<interp inst="t17591024-22-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On a Wednesday at night; about three weeks ago; about ten o'clock; I was in liquor in Hedge-lane; going home to my master's house, I was drawn in by this girl at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. How drawn in?</p>
<p>Fenlason. She laid hold on my arm, and I went into a house with her; there was only she, and she drawed me into a room.</p>
<p>Q. What house was it?</p>
<p>Fenlason. I do not know the name of the people of the house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Fenlason. I never saw her before; I went to my place but on the Wednesday, and this was the Saturday following.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a light in the room?</p>
<p>Fenlason. There was.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen your watch before you went into that room ?</p>
<p>Fenlason. I was at Temble-Bar along with some people drinking just before, and I had my watch then; and I am sure I had it in my pocket when I went into the house with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember her taking it from you?</p>
<p>Fenlason. I remember her hand being in my pocket; but do not remember her taking it out.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you miss it?</p>
<p>Fenlason. I miss'd it the next morning.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found it again?</p>
<p>Fenlason. It was stopp'd at Little Turn-Stile, Holborne, by
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<persName id="t17591024-22-person259"> William Reynolds
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<interp inst="t17591024-22-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Little-Turn-Stile. On the 12th of September the woman at the bar offered this watch to pledge to me. Producing a silver watch.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my watch, and what I lost that night.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know it by?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I know it by the maker's name and No. and by the ribbon.</p>
<p>Q. What is the No.?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is No. 605.</p>
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<p>I found it on the top of the bed, and I did not know whose it was. I carried it to the Pawnbroker. He did not stop me, but he did the watch, and when I found that it was stopp'd, I went to the prosecutor and told him of it, and he went along with me to the Pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did the prisoner let you know where the watch was?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She sent me word where it was, before I took her up.</p>
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