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<p>(The case opened by Mr. Scott.)</p>
<p>(The witnesses examined separate.)</p>
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<p>I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17861213-4-defend53 t17861213-4-deflabel22"/>s; I have missed several things a long time; on the 21st of November last, I found in Dacre's house ever so many sacks and three casks; the casks are mine; they have my name on them. (Deposed to) I found a bolster which was on Tillingham's bed; at my brewhouse I found several sacks; I sealed up two and other things; I know nothing against M'Donald nor Tillingham; the bolster is very dirty, and has a slit in it; I think I can safely say that is the same bolster.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow, Prisoners Counsel. What because it is dirty, and has a hole in it? - Yes.</p>
<p>That is the only reason you have for swearing to it? - Yes.</p>
<p>Where does Dacre live? - About a mile and a half from me.</p>
<p>Does he pass his own house in going to some of your customers? - He may make it so.</p>
<p>A man is very likely to do so if he has a wife at home, I should think? - Very likely.</p>
<p>Do you remember his wife laying in and having a barrel of twopenny of you? - No, it was a firkin; I swear to these marks.</p>
<p>No attempt to disguise it? - Not that I saw.</p>
<p>Was he your head drayman? - Yes.</p>
<p>How long had this man lived with you? - Dacre and M'Donald about four or five months, and Tillingham about ten or eleven.</p>
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<p>I was employed by the prosecutor to go to Dacre's house; there I found three casks and a feather bolster; these are the same casks.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. Where did you find the casks? - Two of them were in the yard one in the wash house.</p>
<p>Openly in the yard? - Yes, and they seemed to be there a considerable time;
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<p>The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a very good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p> </div1></div0>

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