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<p>On the 26th of May I bought a pair of stockings, and I left them at the house of
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<p>I live in
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<p>What did you do with the stockings afterwards? - I gave them to the constable.</p>
<p>I am quite innocent.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. ROSE.</p> </div1></div0>

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