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<persName id="t17800510-47-defend534" type="defendantName"> SARAH the
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<interp inst="t17800510-47-off253" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a pair of linen sheets, value 10 s. a pillow, value 6 d. a linen pillow case, value 12 d. and a small bundle of rags, value 6 d. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17800510-47-person539"> ANN SHEPPARD
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<p>My husband is an
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17800510-47-off253 t17800510-47-crimeloc256"/>. On the 13th of April, between twelve and one in the day, I heard a rustling in the passage. I saw the prisoner just going out at the door with a bundle in her lap; I called to her, and asked her where she had been; she said to a gentlewoman up stairs; she said she must go up to her again. She went up and knocked at the door, and the gentlewoman who lodges there (
<persName id="t17800510-47-person540"> Mary Porter
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<interp inst="t17800510-47-person540" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) bid her come in. She asked if one Mrs. Price lodged there? The gentlewoman said no. I then went up and asked her what she had in her lap; she said what she had was her own. I desired to see it? She opened her apron, and immediately dropped them. I locked her and the lodger together into the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178005100062"/>dining-room, and went down and sent for a constable. The things mentioned in the indictment were the things she had in her apron. She had taken them out of my two-pair-of-stairs room. She said before the justice, that she bought them of a Jew.</p>
<p>(They were produced in court by the constable and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
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<p>I lodge in the one-pair-of-stairs room, in the prosecutor's house. I saw the things taken from a woman. I was in such a flurry I cannot swear that it was the prisoner.</p>
<p>I deal in old clothes. I bought these things of a man on Saffron-hill.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>

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