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<p>301, 302.
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<p>I am the wife of
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<p>Do you keep a house? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was it broke open? - I do not know.
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<p>Did you lock your doors and windows when you went to bed? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you find any thing broke open in the morning? - No. I missed all the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them) they were all in my bed-room and the room adjoining; the watchman called my husband up about one o'clock in the morning and asked if we had been robbed, because they had stopped the girl,
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<p>Did you find any part of the house broke open? - No, only the door open; she said she opened it; the key was in the door.</p>
<p>You know nothing of
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<p>Where did you hear Mary James give that account? - At the justice's.</p>
<p>Did you promise her any mercy to induce her to confess? - No; I told her she should not be hurt if she would tell me the truth.</p>
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<p>I am superintendant of the watchmen, and going to see after the watchman saw the girl with the things; I asked her what she did there; she said she was waiting for her mistress; I took the things to the watch-house, and delivered them to the constable of the night.</p>
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<p>I was constable of the night; these things were delivered to me; I have kept them ever since.</p>
<p>(They were produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
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<p>I am a watchman at the King of Prussia's Head, at Sadler's-Wells. I was present when the things were taken.</p>
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<p>I am ten years old.</p>
<p>BOTH
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<p>(The other was not put on her defence.)</p>
<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>
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