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<persName id="t17850914-25-person326"> JOHN MOUL
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<p>I live with
<persName id="t17850914-25-person327"> Ann Ravenhill
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17850914-25-victim325 t17850914-25-viclabel122"/>; on Tuesday the 26th of July, she lost twenty-five yards of Irish, and nine silk handkerchiefs, the Irish was taken off the shelf behind the counter in her shop, they were in the window, I saw them there that morning, I missed them a little after one.</p>
<p>Why did you suspect the prisoner? - I was at dinner, and I saw somebody run hastily down the steps, I immediately jumped out of my chair, and ran out of the door, I could not see any body, I came back again, I took my hat, and somebody told me which way the prisoner went, I pursued and saw him, I came up with him in a very few minutes, he was stopped by Cole.</p>
<persName id="t17850914-25-person328"> JOSEPH COLE
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<p>I stopped the prisoner, I believe it was him to the best of my knowledge, I stopped him in Petticoat-lane upon the cry of stop that lad, I saw him drop the piece of Irish, I held him by the collar while I picked it up, it is here.</p>
<p>- ARMSTRONG sworn.</p>
<p>I received the care of this Irish from Mr. Cole and the prosecutor, and the charge of the prisoner.</p>
<p>(The Irish deposed to by the private mark.)</p>
<p>Moul. I do not know who marked it.</p>
<p>Did you find a cavity after he went out of the shop? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was it that piece that was wanting? - Yes.</p>
<p>What is the value of it? - It cost thirteen pence a yard, and there are twenty-five yards.</p>
<p>Cole. I saw him drop some handkerchiefs, but I do not know how many at the same time.</p>
<p>I had been in the city, and a gentleman asked me to carry that piece of Irish, and told me he would give me six-pence, he bid me run all the way, and the gentleman laid hold of me.</p>
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<p>He was humbly recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury.</p>
<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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