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<persName id="t17870523-22-person278"> MARTHA DAVIS
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<p>I am a married woman; my husband's name is
<persName id="t17870523-22-person279"> John Davis
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17870523-22-off113 t17870523-22-crimeloc115"/>; my husband made a contract with the prisoner, and let her a lodging for five shillings a week; these things were part of the furniture so let; she came in about two months ago; she left the lodgings more than a week; the door was broke open, and I missed the things in the indictment; I met the prisoner with a bag in her hand; I took hold of her, and said, you are the person I was looking for; she said to me, do not murder me; I immediately charged the patrol with her, and she was fully committed, but she would not tell where the curtains were, till after I saw all the other things.</p>
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<p>I am a pawn-broker in West-street, Seven Dials; I know the prisoner; I took these things at different times; I asked her in a very particular manner if they belonged to her; she said; they did; (repeats all the things but the two curtains) she told me, she lived in Lombard-court; she pawned them in the name of
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<p>(The things deposed to except the blankets.)</p>
<p>The prosecutrix gave me the liberty of pledging any thing that I would, provided I would leave it there when I went away; I suppose in the two houses that she has in St. Andrew's-street, there is not one that has got a pair of sheets; she keeps a pawn-broker's shop herself, and takes in the things herself; the things were pledged to pay her the rent.</p>
<p>Court. With respect to these things in question, you meant to return them?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes, I did indeed, Sir.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. It is false.</p>
<p>Jury to Mrs. Davis. Did you ever give her leave to pledge the things? - No, upon my oath, I never did; nor any other lodger; I keep a pawn-broker's shop, and have done these nine years.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. ROSE.</p> </div1></div0>

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