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<p>320, 321. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17660514-35-person370" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happened to be last Wednesday in Rosemary-lane, Gordon came to me and asked me to go and sell a coat for him; I went and sold it to Mrs. Branch, and delivered the money to him; Davis desired me to sell a coat and waistcoat, I took and sold them at the same time.</p>
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<p>I gave 5 s. 6 d. for the coat to a woman.</p>
<p>Davis's defence.</p>
<p>What they say against me is very false. Both
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