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<p>I am
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17831210-8-victim166 t17831210-8-viclabel53"/> to Mr. Jackson in James-street, near Buckingham-gate, I was coming home from
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17831210-8-off51 t17831210-8-crimeloc54"/> the first of November last, about half past nine o'clock, and the two prisoners were walking towards London before me, about the middle of the road, about half a mile from town.</p>
<p>Did you know them before? - No, it was in the
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<p>This was all you lost? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did Richardson stand with the pistol over you all the time Maynard was searching you? - Yes, Maynard turned me round and told me to go about my business, which I did.</p>
<p>Court. I should be very glad to know how you can swear to either of these prisoners? - It was quite moon-light.</p>
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<p>I am one of the officers of Bow-street, I apprehended the prisoners on the 7th of November in Hyde Park, a robbery having been committed that night, we took them on foot, we went in search of them, they made no resistance, I searched them both, I found round Maynard's knee this handkerchief, his breeches was torn.</p>
<p>Did you find any pistols on them? - No, there was one found just on the spot.</p>
<p>(The handkerchief shewn to Noble.)</p>
<p>Noble. I am positive to this handkerchief by the border, and a faint impression of the border, and two remarkable holes, one hole was bit by a person's teeth.</p>
<p>(The handkerchief shewn to the Jury.)</p>
<p>Court. Were the holes all bit? - I do not know, but I remember the holes.</p>
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<p>I was present when these prisoners were taken, there was no pistols about them, this handkerchief was round Maynard's knee, I thought I saw Maynard fling a pistol over the rails, and I afterwards found a pistol there, the pistol was charged.</p>
<p>Court to Prosecutor. What sort of a pistol was it Richardson held over you? - It was a large horse pistol.</p>
<p>(A large horse pistol produced, which was loaded with a marble.)</p>
<p>I never saw the man before in my life, I have not been in Chelsea for above half a year.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say, only leave it to the mercy of the Court.</p>
<p>The Prisoner Richardson called one Witness who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>They were both humbly recommended to mercy by the Jury.</p>
<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILLES.</p> </div1></div0>

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