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<p>16.
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<interp inst="t17801206-15-off76" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a linen bed-gown, value 6 d. a linen gown, value 18 d. a cotton handkerchief, value 1 d. a stuff petticoat, value 10 d. a woman's silk hat, value 2 d. and a linen cap, value 1 d. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17801206-15-person177"> ELISABETH CANKS
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<p>On the 26th of October I lost the several things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them) from
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17801206-15-off76 t17801206-15-crimeloc79"/>. I was washing my pots in the yard; I saw the prisoner go up stairs, and come down with a bundle. I went up stairs about a quarter of an hour after and missed my things. We had lodgers in the house, so I thought she had gone up to some of the lodgers. Upon missing them I went to the first pawnbroker's, which was Mr. Mills, in Short's-gardens, there I found the hat. The prisoner was taken up at the Sun, the corner of Brownlow-street, the next morning. She was taken before the justice and there she owned she had taken the things.</p>
<p>Were any promises or threatenings made use of to induce her to own it? - No. She took us to Little St. Andrew's-street, and Lumber-court, where we found all the rest of the things.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I have a gown the prisoner brought to me to pawn, between eleven and twelve o'clock at noon of the same day it was stolen.</p>
<p>(The gown was produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Davis. I have a bed-gown, but I could not find it; and I have a handkerchief I took in of her at the same time.</p>
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<persName id="t17801206-15-person179"> AGNES STEEL
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<p>I keep a clothes-shop in Lumber-court, Seven-Dials. I have a stuff petticoat I bought the same day of the prisoner, in the open court. She was an old clothes woman; I have dealt with her before. The prisoner, the prosecutrix, and the constable came to my shop for it the next day.</p>
<p>(The petticoat was produced and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I met a woman I had worked with at an upholsterer's; she said she wanted to make up her rent, and asked me to pawn these things for her, which I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17801206-15-verdict80" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder1s"/> GUILTY of stealing the goods to the value of 10 d. </rs> </p>
<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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