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<p>I live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17850914-28-off136 t17850914-28-crimeloc138"/>; I have at many times lost things out of my and in particular some time in August, I think on the 13th, and I took out a warrant against the prisoners; I said to the prisoner Gee, Mary, I have lost a damask napkin, and nobody can have it but you, or by your knowledge; she said, she was very sorry, and could not think how it could go; the bureau was in the middle room; I always gave her the key of my room whenever I went out; I never went out but if I left a neckcloth it was gone; I began to suspect
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<interp inst="t17850914-28-person386" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who was frequently drunk, and by the advice of my friends I took out a warrant against her who was my servant; I told her, if she would tell me where the things were I would redeem them, but she never informed me; the other prisoner lived servant up stairs, and she having pawned her mistress's things; I came at the knowledge of my own; I found them at Mr. Jones's, a pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Did you ever get any of your things from there? - Yes, some pillow cases, and several other things.</p>
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<p>Do you know the prisoner
<persName id="t17850914-28-person388"> Mary Gee
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<p>What did she pawn at your shop? - A waistcoat, fifteen pillow cases, a tablecloth, three napkins, seven towels, and sundry other things.</p>
<p>Were they all pledged separately by
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<interp inst="t17850914-28-person391" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; Gee came as often as the other, but I cannot swear to any thing that she pledged but that handkerchief; they said it was one and the same thing; I thought her name was
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<interp inst="t17850914-28-person392" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> then; they never pledged but one thing at a time from February to August.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There is no mark on the linen, they are mine and nobody's else.</p>
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<p>I have frequently gone to Mr. Pritchett's
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178509140056"/> house, and I have frequently seen his maid very much in liquor, that is the prisoner Gee, and on one day I saw her take down the key and open the closet door where he kept his liquors, but where she got the key from I do not know, and she took out a bottle with liquor, and put it there again and locked the door, but what she did with the key I do not know.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This false key I found in my cellar wrapped in the tail of a woman's gown, and put under a pail, I have tried it, and it opens all the drawers of my bureau but the top, the top being the mother key it will not open that.</p>
<p>Prisoner Gee. When I was hired to Mr. Pritchett, I was informed he was a broker and auctioneer, then I found he got his living by giving false characters to servants, to get them into houses to rob their masters and mistresses, and things are brought to his house; that woman is his daughter in law, and her mother is his wife.</p>
<p>Prisoner Frizen. What Jones has sworn against me is false.</p>
<persName id="t17850914-28-person394"> RICHARD GETLING
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<p>I have known
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<persName id="t17850914-28-person396"> MARY WATTON
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<p>I am a watch-maker's wife, I come to speak for
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<interp inst="t17850914-28-person397" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I have known her almost three years, a very good character as far as I know of her, here was another gentleman with me, but he is lost in the croud.</p>
<p>Court to Jury. Gentlemen, these things to make it a capital offence, must be all taken at one time.</p>
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<p>To be
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHURST.</p> </div1></div0>

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