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<p>I lost the things mentioned in the indictment, and others to the value of five pounds; I only swear to the property; I am sure the things were in the ship when I left her, locked up in a chest in the stateroom.</p>
<persName id="t17870523-79-person725"> ANDREW LAWSON
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<p>I am a ship-cooper; the ship lay at
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178705230089"/>the hatches off; he said he came from one of the apprentices for some things out of the ship, and produced a key, which was a false key, with which he had opened the lock of the hatch-way; I was going to lay hold of him, and he ran away, over three or four ships, and got to shore; he was brought back; when I went down into the steerage, I found the cabin-door open, and the captain's chest open, and the state-room door open; and underneath the hatchway I found this bundle of things; before the magistrate, he confessed he was persuaded, on the Sunday afternoon, with two others, to go on board a ship, and they opened the lock, and the other man wanted the prisoner to go down below, but the prisoner would not; then the man went below, and in half an hour he came back with this bundle of clothes, and left them in the hatch-way for the prisoner to take away; the two men went away in one boat, and left the prisoner with the other; and while he was waiting for an opportunity, I came on board; there were no promises made.</p>
<p>(The things deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner. I know nothing about it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHURST.</p> </div1></div0>

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