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<p>301.
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<p>(Deposes to the Bread and the Basket.)</p>
<p>- CUMMINGS sworn.</p>
<p>I took the prisoner with the basket in Dyott-street; he dropped the basket, I took him to the round-house, he said before the Justice, a man gave him the basket, and that he knew him, and had drank with him several times.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>Coming down Tottenham-court-road, a man hired me to carry the basket, I had not broke my fast for three days; the man was a stranger to me.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. ROSE.</p> </div1></div0>
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