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<p>582.
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<p>Mrs. CHAMPNESS sworn.</p>
<p>I am wife to
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17860719-22-off102 t17860719-22-crimeloc105"/>; I lost the things mentioned in the indictment the 9th of June, I had been washing, and hung them out to dry, I went in to dinner, and was informed a man was come out of
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178607190038"/> my garden with a bundle, I ran into the garden, and missed the things, I made an alarm, the man was pursued after and taken, and the bundle was brought to me, it contained the things mentioned in the indictment.</p>
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<p>I pursued after and took the prisoner, I saw him put his right hand to his left side, and throw the bundle over the hedge into the garden of one
<persName id="t17860719-22-person290"> John Lewis
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<interp inst="t17860719-22-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I took him in about ten minutes; I did not see him come out of the garden, but the people cried stop thief.</p>
<p>- HICKMAN sworn.</p>
<p>I pursued the prisoner, and stopt him, and took charge of him, he said b - r your eyes, what do you want with me? he struck me with his fist, and I returned the same.</p>
<p>Did you see the man fling the bundle over the hedge? - No.</p>
<p>- NORTH sworn.</p>
<p>I was standing at my door, I saw the prisoner go by about two minutes before there was a cry of stop thief, I pursued him till he was taken at Lewis's garden, he made a bit of a stop, I thought he was going to jump over the hedge, he was not out of my sight till I caught him.</p>
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<p>I am a constable, he was delivered into my charge with the property.</p>
<p>(The things deposed to.)</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I am a waterman by trade; I had a fare to Fulham; I was walking along, and was not within three quarters of a mile of it, and they were singing out stop thief, and a parcel of people running, and I was with them for a considerable while, and several people asked me what was the matter, I said there was a thief, and one or two of them laid hold of me, and they said they supposed I was him; I never had the bundle, nor never saw it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHURST.</p> </div1></div0>
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