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<p>I am wife to
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<persName id="t17850223-5-person184"> Thomas Makepeace
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<interp inst="t17850223-5-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> is my nephew, he attended here last Sessions, and caught the small pox, he lived with me; I sent him home with a gown that evening, but I know no further, only they took the boy and the man to the Justice before they sent for me.</p>
<p>A WITNESS sworn.</p>
<p>I was coming down Long-acre on the 23d of October, about ten in the evening, and just by the end of Chapel Alley in Long-acre, I heard a little boy cry out stop thief! and the prisoner at the bar ran out of the passage, I pursued him, and called out stop thief! I never lost sight of him, he was stopped by another man; I came up directly, the prisoner was stopped and searched, and the gown was not found upon him then, a person brought the gown up, it was found just by my side.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Buller. Did you see the gown in the street as you pursued the prisoner? - No, I did not, it was rather a darkish evening.</p>
<p>Court. Are there any examinations returned.</p>
<p>Mr. Shelton. No my Lord.</p>
<p>Did the prisoner say any thing, did he acknowledge any thing? - He did not.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the Jury, by the death of the principal,
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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