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<p>267.
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<persName id="t17850112-64-person721"> JAMES HARWOOD
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<p>I prove the property.</p>
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<p>I am servant to the prosecutor, I saw the prisoner come out of my master's cart in
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<p>Prosecutor. Every man has his own mark, this is my mutton.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>When Mr. Harwood was before the Alderman, he said he saw the sheep before five, and missed it a little after five, I was hired to carry it.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness to his character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1></div0>
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