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<p>113. (M.)
<persName id="t17670115-25-defend276" type="defendantName"> William Egan
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<persName id="t17670115-25-person278"> Jonathan May
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670115-25-off145 t17670115-25-crimeloc148"/>; I missed my goods mentioned in the indictment last Tuesday was a fortnight; I cannot tell justly how many I lost, but I can swear to 40 pair; when the prisoner was taken, he acknowledged he was concerned in stealing my stockings, and gave an account of the evidence and Field; Field is not taken.</p>
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<persName id="t17670115-25-person279"> John Brook
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<interp inst="t17670115-25-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker on Ludgate-hill; last Monday was a fortnight, a woman came with a pair of silk stockings to pawn; I asked her if they were her own; she said, a man at the door owned them; then the prisoner came in; he said they were his own; I suspected them; I stopped the stockings, and advertised them the next day; and on reading the paper, found Mr. May had lost some; I went, and shewed him them; he said, they were a pair of his which he had lost; (produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>- Peele. I am a cabinet-maker. On Christmas eve I went with the prisoner and
<persName id="t17670115-25-person280"> Emanuel Field
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<interp inst="t17670115-25-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to the prosecutor's house, opposite St. Clement's church; the prisoner took a parcel of silk stockings out of the shop, and delivered them to me, and I went away with them to a public-house (the Black Raven) we had appointed to meet at, in Chick-lane; we offered them to several people, none would buy them; then a woman said, she would sell them for us, if we would give her any thing; she went out, and sold them for a guinea, and we had 8 s. 8 d. each, and the woman had a shilling; I met him the next Saturday night, and he said they had been at the same shop, and had stole some more; I was taken before Justice Fielding, and he admitted me an evidence.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The evidence led me into the thing.</p>
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