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<p>434. (1st. M.)
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<persName id="t17720603-12-person225"> Silvanus Hill
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person225" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , on the 1st of May, about the hour of ten in the night, and stealing two blankets, value 2 s. the property of the said Silvanus </rs>.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-victim227" type="victimName"> Silvanus Hill
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17720603-12-off69 t17720603-12-victim227"/> </persName> . I live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17720603-12-off69 t17720603-12-crimeloc70"/>; I rent the lower apartment; on the
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17720603-12-off69 t17720603-12-cd71"/> the front door was broke open; I found the staple on the floor. The prisoner was seen there about ten o'clock; I came home about eleven. I was at a publick house getting supper; my wife was ill at an hospital; my children were at nurse. I heard the prisoner had carried a couple of blankets to a pawnbroker's, and they would not take them in; that made me have a suspicion of her. I found the blankets at Mr.
<persName id="t17720603-12-person228"> Charles Dorman
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's in George Yard. On Saturday I took her and charged her with it; she denied it; but on Sunday she owned to me, of her own accord, she had broke open the door; after I had challenged her with it, she told me the blankets were up George Yard, and if I would go with her she would shew me where. I am sure the door was fast when I left it; I have only the two lower rooms; I was at home at noon; it was fast then.</p>
<p>Q. You saw nothing of it afterwards till eleven at night?</p>
<p>Hill No.</p>
<p>Q. You had not asked her to come to see you that night?</p>
<p>Hill. No, never.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person229"> Charles Dorman
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had these blankets of the prisoner (producing them;) they were brought to me of a Friday night, about three weeks or a month ago; she asked my wife if she could find any body to pawn them or sell them; I was not at home then; I asked her afterwards why she wanted to part with her blankets, she said, she had two children, and her husband had left her, and she was with child. I went to one Mr. Thompson and told him; he desired me not to buy them without she brought somebody to prove they were her own; I went back to her,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177206030016"/> and told her I did not like to buy them without she brought somebody to prove them to be her property; she said, her children were crying for bread, and it was too late to go about to get any body then; so I said I would let them have a shilling to buy bread; she left them; I saw no more of her. On Sunday Hill came and brought an officer to search my house; I produced the blankets, and Hill immediately gave charge of me; the next morning we were examined, and I was bound over to prosecute.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am not guilty, my lord; Mr. Hill gave me leave to sell them; I found the door open.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person230"> William Price
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Castle Alley, Whitechapel. I am a heel-cutter; I have known the prisoner nine or ten years; she is about twenty; I never heard her guilty of any misdemeanor before this; she had always a very good character. I have heard of her being free with her tail.</p>
<p>Q. You saw her at her lodgings sometimes I suppose, did you see any children there?</p>
<p>Price. No; I never was at her lodgings in my life.</p>
<p>Mrs. Moore. I know the prisoner; her father put her in the work-house for safety, and this man came after her several times to get her out of the work-house; he brought her tea and sugar several times; he used to buss her, and say, Nanny my dear, come out as soon as you can.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person231"> Benjamin Webb
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am gate-keeper of the work-house. Hill used to come there to see the prisoner; I never knew any harm of her.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person232"> Hannah Kitchens
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person232" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live next door to her father; I have lived there near eleven years; I have known her ever since; she has a good character.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not know she was loose with her tail?</p>
<p>Webb. No; I don't know any thing of looseness of her.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person233"> Elizabeth Teel
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live just by the prisoner; I have known her ever since she was born; I never knew any harm of her till this man fetched her out of the workhouse. Her father put her in the workhouse to keep her from this man.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person234"> Jane Touchberry
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have lived four years next door but one to the prisoner's father; I never heard of any dishonesty before this; she has been wild; I have trusted her. I heard Hill say if her father would give him 5 s. 3 d. he would make it up.</p>
<p>- Moore. I heard him say the same.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person235"> Frances Holmes
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her some years; I have entrusted her in my apartment; she always behaved honestly.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person236"> Elizabeth Thorley
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person236" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17720603-12-person236" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her from a child; I never heard any harm of her.</p>
<persName id="t17720603-12-person237"> Anne Pemberton
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<interp inst="t17720603-12-person237" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her ever since she was born; I never knew her dishonest.</p>
<p>Q. Perhaps you think it no harm to be good natured with the men?</p>
<p>Pemberton. I have nothing to do with that.</p>
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