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<p>629. (L.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17720909-24-off116 t17720909-24-victim333"/> </persName> did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person a cane, mounted with silver, value 10 s. the property of Dove Rayner </rs>.
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<p>Dove Rainer. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17720909-24-victim333 t17720909-24-viclabel118"/>. On the 31st of August returning home out of the city from my club, going down the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17720909-24-off116 t17720909-24-crimeloc119"/> on the right hand, I saw the prisoner and another man whispering together; I walked as fast as I could; I did not like them; when I came a-breast of them, going to pass them, one, to stop me, struck me a violent blow on the stomach; the prisoner laid hold of my arm, both d - d me, and bid me stop; and the prisoner immediately snatched my cane; both blasted my eyes, asked me how much money I had, and bid me bundle it out quick; I desired them to behave with civility, and I said they should have my money. I observed a watchman's lanthorn a little way off; I had a mind to save myself from being
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177209090035"/> pilfored; I had some watches about me on commission; I was unwilling to be robbed of them, so I broke from them, and run into the highway; they jumped upon me, and said, is that your jig? I broke from them and run up the Minories; a person coming up. I told him what had happened to me; he offered to go with me to assist in asking them; we went after them; going up the Minories, we found the prisoner beating a woman with my cane; I got a person to go to the watchman; he brought him; as soon as the prisoner saw me, he burst from the woman; we pursued, and took him, and my cane was found under him broken; ( produced, and deposed to, by the prosecutor.)</p>
<persName id="t17720909-24-person334"> John Mill
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<interp inst="t17720909-24-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in the Minories; about this time at night I saw the prisoner and three men in the street; the prisoner had the cane in his hand; one of them took hold of it; the prisoner said, I bought this cane to-day, it is mounted with silver; soon after that, I heard a great uproar in the Minories; the prisoner was beating a woman with this cane; I was told he robbed a gentleman of it; I went up; before I could get to him, he jumped a cross the way to run off; a man threw himself down; in consequence of which, the prisoner fell over him, and the cane was taken upon him.</p>
<p>Jones confirmed this evidence in every particular.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The occasion of my having the cane in my hand at all, was, I went down the street; the prosecutor struck me a-cross the shins with the cane; I asked him what he meant by that, snatched it out of his hand, and hove it a-cross the street; a man picked it up, and bid me give it to the watchman; I would not; we walked up the street together, there we met a woman that had taken my money from me, and I beat her with the cane; the watchman came up; the other man had the cane, and I fell down; I am a seaman; I was
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