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<persName id="t17860719-44-person513"> JAMES IRELAND
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<interp inst="t17860719-44-person513" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn.</p>
<p>I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17860719-44-victim512 t17860719-44-viclabel216"/> at Whittendon, in Gloucestershire; I lost the things mentioned in the indictment, at the Red-lion in Stanmore; I came up to make the best of my time to work; I gave the things to the young mistress of the Inn, and bade her take proper care of them; her name is
<persName id="t17860719-44-person514"> Susannah Wells
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<interp inst="t17860719-44-person514" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; she is not here; I found the things upon the prisoner last Sunday was se'night; he stripped off the handkerchief and waistcoat, and said they were mine, and he would not carry them any further; he did not tell me how he came by them; I never saw the prisoner before I lost the things.</p>
<persName id="t17860719-44-person515"> JOHN NEWLAND
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<p>What age are you, my boy? - About fourteen.</p>
<p>Do you know the nature of an oath, what will become of you in the other world if you swear falsely? - I shall go to hell.</p>
<persName id="t17860719-44-person516"> JOHN NEWLAND
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<p>Who is your father? -
<persName id="t17860719-44-person517"> William Newland
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<interp inst="t17860719-44-person517" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I live at the Red-lion at Stanmore; the prisoner came to me and asked me for the things that were the other man's, and I gave them to him; I gave him a bundle, I cannot tell what was in it, and I gave him a scythe, he said, he was going to hay making, they were both going together, and he told my mistress there was no work for him, and he came for the bundle and the scythe; I saw the prosecutor deliver these things to
<persName id="t17860719-44-person518"> Susannah Wells
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<p>The prosecutor was a countryman of mine; we were at work both together, we had been drinking, and I made more free than I should have done, because he was a countryman of my own; I should not have done so with any body else; I went to get the things to give him.</p>
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<p>To be
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1></div0>

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