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<p>47. (L)
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<interp inst="t17610116-10-off52" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/> stealing 12 cod-fish, value 18 s. </rs> the property of persons unknown,
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<interp inst="t17610116-10-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The beginning of last month, at several times, Taylor and I brought fish on shore, and Russel had a basket to receive them into it, and then he carried them down into a cellar.</p>
<p>Q. What are the prisoners?</p>
<p>Boon. They are
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Boon. I have been in the capacity of a shorer.</p>
<p>Court. Then you are an accomplice with them?</p>
<p>Boon. I am.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Boon. It was in the morning, before daylight.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the day of the month?</p>
<p>Boon. No, I do not: I believe it was the beginning of December.</p>
<p>Q. What became of them?</p>
<p>Boon. Russel sold them.</p>
<p>Q. What was done with the money?</p>
<p>Boon. I had share of it, we had two shillings a-piece clear, besides expences: there were several others did the same.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where are the others that used to do the like?</p>
<p>Boon. They are all gone.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to stay behind?</p>
<p>Boon. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not taken up for selling of fish?</p>
<p>Boon. No, I was taken up in order to give an account, who it was that stole them.</p>
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