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<p>357. (M.)
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<persName id="t17630914-5-person58"> Elizabeth Betts
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<p>Gerrard Hussey, who took the prisoner, deposed he brought him to Mrs. Betts, that he owned he took the linnen, and wished he had broke his neck before he got into the garden.</p>
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<persName id="t17630914-5-person59"> Martha Ayres
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