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<p>176.
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<p>JOHN M'DONALD sworn.</p>
<p>I am
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17880227-23-victim300 t17880227-23-viclabel122"/> to Lord Grannard; on the 18th of January as I was in the yard, the prisoner came and asked me how I did; I came out of the stable and pulled the door after me, he followed, and I went about my business; this was a little before five o'clock, I returned about seven, and missed my great coat; about a month after I heard the prisoner was at a public-house, I got a constable and went and took him, I never found my coat again.</p>
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<p>I was in the yard on the 18th of January, a little before five, the prisoner came to me and asked me which was the coachman's stables; I shewed him, he went in, I saw no more of him.</p>
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<p>On the 18th of January I was going down the yard for my pots, and saw the prisoner come out of the stable with two coats under his arm, the one white, the other blue.</p>
<p>Are you sure it was the prisoner? - Yes, I knew him before; I told the coachman about five minutes after; they went after him, but could not overtake him.</p>
<p>To M'Donald. What colour was your coat? - A green-blue.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the affair.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>
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