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<interp inst="t17810530-41-off191" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a carcase of a lamb, value 10 s. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17810530-41-person418"> RICHARD HEMBREW
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<p>I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17810530-41-victim417 t17810530-41-viclabel193"/>. On the 9th of May, about eleven o'clock at night,
<persName id="t17810530-41-person419"> Patrick Donallan
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<interp inst="t17810530-41-person419" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a watchman of St. Giles's, came and knocked at my door, and said, he saw two men pass by my door, with a carcase of lamb. I sent my servants to see if it was my lamb; I did not get up myself. The next morning the lamb was brought to Litchfield-street office, and I went and looked at the lamb; but did not know it to be mine: then my servants were sent for; one of which supposed the lamb was mine. The prisoner has been my servant for near two years, greatest
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178105300040"/> part of the time: he has been from me three months. He behaved very honest; I never had any suspicion of him.</p>
<persName id="t17810530-41-person420"> WILLIAM MARTIN
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<p>I am a slaughter-man; I am servant to the prosecutor. I locked the slaughter-house door; the lamb was safe when I left it, which was about twelve o'clock at night.</p>
<persName id="t17810530-41-person421"> JOHN WEAVER
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<p>I am Mr. Hembrew's servant. I believe that I dressed the same lamb that was taken away from the slaughter-house.</p>
<persName id="t17810530-41-person422"> EDWARD TREADWAY
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<p>I was in the watch-house on the 9th of May, between eleven and twelve at night the watchman brought in the prisoner, w a dead lamb.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner, and another man, going up Dyot-street, about half after ten o'clock, with the lamb upon his shoulder. I asked him, where he was going with it, at that time of night? The other gave me answer, what was that to me? I took the prisoner to the watch-house; the other ran away: the other said, he would go for the master he bought the lamb of. The prisoner went very quietly to the watchhouse; then the prisoner said, his master owed him 13 s. and one of the men bid him take the lamb for the money. He gave me a direction to his master. I went to Mr. Hembrew's slaughter-house, to see if it was open.</p>
<p>To Weaver. Was you sent for to look at the lamb? - I was sent for to the Rotation-office.</p>
<p>Do you know the lamb found on the prisoner was the lamb that was in the slaughter-house? - I believe it was.</p>
<p>To Donallan. What became of the lamb? - I brought it to the watch-house, and left it in Treadway's hands.</p>
<p>Treadway. I carried it to the justice's.</p>
<p>Was Weaver there? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was the lamb produced there, the same the watchman brought with the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>To Weaver. Did you see the lamb that was at the justice's? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you know it? - I believe it was the lamb I dressed.</p>
<p>Can you undertake to of a is a particular way of placing the kidneys.</p>
<p>When had you dressed it? - I believe, on Wednesday night; I am not positive to it.</p>
<p>By what mark can you swear to it? - By the manner of putting the skewers.</p>
<p>May not other people put skewers the same way? - Yes, they may.</p>
<p>To Hembrew. Do you think you could swear to your own lambs, when they are dressed? - I do not think I could: many people dress like us; many people do not.</p>
<p>(The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence, but called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>

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