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<p>326. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17660514-38-off228" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pettyLarceny"/> stealing two towels, value 8 d. four earthen pans, and a china spoon boat </rs>, the property of
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<persName id="t17660514-38-person418"> Anne Ware
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<interp inst="t17660514-38-person418" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to
<persName id="t17660514-38-person419"> Isaac Ware
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660514-38-defend414 t17660514-38-deflabel230"/> in my house better than twelve months; I lost divers things, and having accused several people, I thought proper to try to find out who did rob me; I took a search warrant to search the prisoner's house; I found a china boat, two towels, one mark'd W. the other L. I found also two earthen pans; on which she was committed to New Prison. I heard her own that all the things were my property.</p>
<p>Q. What were the words she made use of?</p>
<p>A. Ware. She said if they were mine I might take them; she did not know how she came by them; she would have given me two guineas to make it up; she said she would even sell her bed to make it up, but I would not agree to it (the things produced in court.)</p>
<persName id="t17660514-38-person420"> Tabitha Baxter
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<interp inst="t17660514-38-person420" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was along with Mrs. Ware when the search-warrant was executed; Mrs. Ware said these things were her property; the prisoner said she did not know that she had ever wronged her of any thing of great value; she said also she did design to bring these things again; she had been discharged from her service about three weeks.</p>
<p>Mr. Forrester. I was present at the execution of the search-warrant; the prosecutor claimed these things as her property; the prisoner said she might take them away with broken victuals; she asked for mercy, and offered three or four guineas to make it up, and said she would pawn her bed to make satisfaction.</p>
<persName id="t17660514-38-person421"> James Bartlett
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<interp inst="t17660514-38-person421" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the officer; the warrant was brought to me; I went to the prisoner's apartment and found these things; the prosecutrix claimed them, and they were delivered into my custody. The prisoner said she brought them home with broken victuals.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was a chairwoman at this gentlewoman's house; she gave me broken victuals for my family. I have worked night and day for her, and had much ado to get my money when I earn'd it; these earthen pans are my own; she gave me the towels home with broken victuals.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<persName id="t17660514-38-person422"> Roger Paxton
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<interp inst="t17660514-38-person422" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Green Dragon in Moorfields; the prisoner lived with me 18 months ago, during that time she behaved extremely well.</p>
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