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<p>322. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17591024-23-off110" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing one Bank note, value 25 l. one silver watch, value 40 s. one pair of silver shoe-buckles, value 10 s. one pair of silver knee-buckles, value 4 s. and six shillings in money, number'd, the property of
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<persName id="t17591024-23-person265"> John Bond
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<interp inst="t17591024-23-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at work on the 11th of October.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Bond. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17591024-23-victim263 t17591024-23-viclabel112"/>. I lodge with the prisoner's mother; she sent a little girl to me, and desired me to come home. I went; she told me my box was robb'd, and all my money gone. I told her I had but six shillings, or thereabouts, but there was a Bank note of 25 l. We went up stairs, there I found the paper that the note had been in; my watch was taken from my beds-head; and my shoe and knee-buckles were gone; my knee-buckles were in my breeches, lock'd up in my box. The prisoner had made off, and on Sunday the 14th I found him at Stepney: I charg'd him with taking the things mentioned. He denied it for some time, and at last he owned he had taken and pawned the things for a reckoning, at the house of
<persName id="t17591024-23-person266"> James Sedgwick
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<interp inst="t17591024-23-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at Stepney; but he denied taking the Bank note, and said he never saw it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find the note again?</p>
<p>Bond. No, I never did; I went to Sedgwick's and found the watch and buckles. The prisoner owned to the taking of 6 s. out of my box, and a guinea which I did not know of. I found all again, except the note and money.</p>
<p>Prisoner. What he says is very true; but as for the Bank note I know nothing of it.</p>
<persName id="t17591024-23-person267"> James Sedgwick
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<interp inst="t17591024-23-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner left a watch, a pair of shoe and knee-buckles with me for his reckoning, and I have delivered them all to the prosecutor.</p>
<persName id="t17591024-23-person268"> Thomas Davidson
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<interp inst="t17591024-23-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . All I know is, that the prosecutor had Bank note of 25 l. value.</p>
<p>Mr. Silver. I am Headborough; I had a search-warrant brought to me on the 15th of October, in order to search Mr Sedgwick's house for a watch and Bank note. I went there. He said he had the watch, but knew nothing of the Bank note: the buckles he also delivered to me. Produc'd in Court and depos'd to by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The things I had; but the Bank note I never saw.</p>
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