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<p>297. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17730217-26-off133" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing 7 lb. of pork, value 3 s. 2 lb. of pork sausages, value 14 d. one quarter of a guinea, and eight-pence halfpenny in money, numbered </rs>, the property of
<persName id="t17730217-26-victim243" type="victimName"> Edward Eaton
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<persName id="t17730217-26-person244"> Edward Eaton
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17730217-26-victim243 t17730217-26-viclabel136"/>. I was absent when the pork was lost.</p>
<persName id="t17730217-26-person245"> Sarah Pring
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<interp inst="t17730217-26-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my master's (the prosecutor's) house on the 19th of January, and ordered a spring of pork, and two pound of sausages, to be sent to Broad-street; I went with him and took the spring or pork only then; when we came to Broad-street he took me to the back part of the South-Sea-house; then he took the pork from me and carried it up one pair of stairs, and bid me stay till he brought the tray; he came down and bid me fetch the sausages, and change for half a guinea; I went and fetched them; when I came to the house he met me in the passage, and said he was coming to seek after me; he asked me for the change and the sausages; I gave it him, he sent me up stairs, and said I should see the kitchen up stairs, and the cook would order some more sausages, and give me the half guinea; he said he had turkies a roasting; I went up stairs but found no kitchen there; then I perceived I was bit. He was taken on the Monday following.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know the prisoner is the man?</p>
<p>Pring. I went with him and took particular notice of him; he was in the same dress when he was taken as when he came first.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not do any such thing; I know nothing about it.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177302170020"/>Q. to Pring. He had no pork when he came down the last time?</p>
<p>Pring. No.</p>
<p>Q. What distance of time was there from your going home and returning?</p>
<p>Pring. I went as fast as I could; I was not above ten minutes.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17730217-26-person246"> John Templeton
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<interp inst="t17730217-26-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner eight or nine years; I know nothing but what was just and honest by him; he was a cheesemonger; he failed as many have done, but paid his way as well as he could.</p>
<persName id="t17730217-26-person247"> John Bunting
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<interp inst="t17730217-26-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner four years: he was a
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<p>Q. How long is it since he failed in business as a cheesemonger?</p>
<p>Bunting. A year and a half; since that he has been a porter.</p>
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