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<p>748.
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<p>I am a
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<p>Court. Did you see her put any thing under her apron or cloak? - No, I cast my eye on a pile of pocket handkerchiefs, and observed it appeared as if some of them were gone, the top one appeared to be
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178509140040"/> moved out of its place, I then stepped after her, she was then got about twenty yards from the door, I tapped her upon the shoulder, and begged her to come back, she came back, I desired her to sit down, then she run out again; says she, what business have you to desire me to stay here, or words to that effect; I pursued her, she ran very fast, and was got some distance before I could catch her, then I took her to the beadle's, and he examined her, and found nothing upon her.</p>
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<p>I happened to be coming across the street, I walked pretty fast, and I met this young woman full-butt; and in the meantime, the gentleman came up and tapped her on the shoulder, and told her to come back to the shop; while she was turning back, I saw these handkerchiefs drop from her, I picked them up, and followed with them, and gave them to Mr. Earle in the shop, and I thought she had bought them and lost them.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are the handkerchiefs that the black brought, some we charge at three shillings, and these eleven linen handkerchiefs were thrown down an area where she ran by; they were in the shop when she was in it, I put them in the window in the morning myself.</p>
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<p>I saw these handkerchiefs tumble down the area, but I did not see who threw them; I live about a hundred and twenty doors off.</p>
<p>Court to Prosecutor. In your pursuit of this prisoner, did you pass Mrs. Holloway's house? - Yes, I suppose twenty yards.</p>
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<persName id="t17850914-24-person320"> DANIEL WILLIS
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<p>I was in the shop between five and six in the afternoon, this woman came in, and asked to look at some lawns, while I was shewing her some, I saw her with her hand in her pocket as if she was putting something under her apron.</p>
<p>Did you see these handkerchiefs in the shop at that time? - No, not at that time, I saw them in the morning, I did not miss them at that moment, I suspected her, and I kept her in suspence as long as I could, till somebody came into the shop; she told the price of some lawn, I told her it was two shillings and two-pence; she asked me to take two shillings. I told her I would cut her half a yard for one shilling; she went out of the shop, and my master brought her back, and she went away again, and the black brought the handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I am sure I am innocent, I do not know who might take them out.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I put them in the window in the morning, I do not recollect they were shewn to anybody.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a very good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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