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<p>127. (M.)
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<persName id="t17680114-23-person289"> Sarah Crosby
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<interp inst="t17680114-23-person289" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mrs. Bosanquet at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680114-23-off142 t17680114-23-crimeloc145"/>; last Monday se'night there were seven or eight fowls and a pig in the house, and in the morning they were all gone, and the horsecloth missing out of the stable.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680114-23-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Bosanquet; the door was locked on Monday night the fourth of January, about half an hour after six; we had seven hens in the hen-house and a pig, they were gone the next morning; we pursued to London, we was informed there was some fowls at a barber's at Bromley; we went there and found the six hens and a cock, a pig, a spur, and a horse-cloth; I can swear to the cock and two of the hens, the pig and horse-cloth; I have the fellow to the spur in my pocket: the prisoner is son to a man in our neighbourhood; the prisoner has been in custody several times, and he always shams mad and so gets cleared.</p>
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<persName id="t17680114-23-person291"> John Bell
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<interp inst="t17680114-23-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman at Bromley; calling the hour five in the morning the prisoner came by me; I bid him stop to see what he had got; he went to go the back way; I followed him, and ran my hand against the pig in the basket; I searched him, he had the seven fowls upon him, and the
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The peace of God be with you, I make no defence.</p>
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