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<p>630. (2d. M.)
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<p>(The record of his conviction was read, by which it appears that he was tried in May session 1769. for stealing eight guineas, an half guinea, a quarter guinea, the property of
<persName id="t17720909-25-person337"> John Lothian
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<persName id="t17720909-25-person338"> William Figg
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<interp inst="t17720909-25-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . for which he was capitally convicted, but afterward's received his Majesty's mercy upon condition of transportation for fourteen years.)</p>
<persName id="t17720909-25-person339"> - Sowerby
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<interp inst="t17720909-25-person339" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . I know the prisoner; I never knew him until the 26th of July; I found him concealed in my house in Sheer-lane; I asked him his name; he told me it was Warner.</p>
<p>Q. You did not know him before that time?</p>
<p>Sowerby. No.</p>
<persName id="t17720909-25-person340"> Thomas Eaton
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<interp inst="t17720909-25-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about five years; I am a carpenter; I kept a publick-house about four years ago; he used my house; I remember his being tried before.</p>
<p>Q. For what?</p>
<p>Eaton. Taking eight guineas, a half guinea, and a quarter guinea, out of the house of Mr. Figg.</p>
<p>Q. Whose money?</p>
<p>Eaton. I have forgot his name.</p>
<p>Q. Was his name Lothian?</p>
<p>Eaton. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Is this the man that was tried?</p>
<p>Eaton. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was he convicted?</p>
<p>Eaton. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his being pardoned after?</p>
<p>Eaton. I heard of it.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you remember his being tried?</p>
<p>Eaton. I was a witness on the trial; Sir
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My name is
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<persName id="t17720909-25-person343"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17720909-25-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's in my life; I have worked hard with people in the country; I am a taylor; I worked both at Bristol and Bath a long time; I always went by the name of Warner; I have never been a week in London these three years before.</p>
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