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<p>81.
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<p>[The prisoner being a foreigner and not understanding English, an interpreter was sworn.]</p>
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<persName id="t17770115-12-person162"> WILLIAM PRIESTMAN
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<p>I live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17770115-12-off59 t17770115-12-crimeloc61"/>: on the 2 d of November, in the evening, the prisoner came into my shop and asked to look at some rings; I shewed him several; this among the rest; he put it on his finger, and run out with it; I catched him in the next street; he delivered me the ring from his finger.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I am not guilty; I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>FOR THE PRISONER.</p>
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<p>I heard the cry of stop thief, and took the prisoner; when I took him he sincerely confessed his error, and was very sorry.</p>
<p>Did he speak English then? - I don't recollect.</p>
<p>Do you understand French? - Very little; he spoke very broken English: I wish to recommend him to mercy.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p> </div1></div0>
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