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<interp inst="t17880507-59-off278" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing, one blue coat with fourteen Queen Ann shillings, being shanked for buttons on the said coat, value 20 s. and one pair of breeches, value 2 s. </rs> the property of
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<p>I am a
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<p>I am a constable; I live in Houndsditch; on the 20th of April, Sunday in the evening, I was standing at my door, and seeing the prisoner pass by with a bundle under his arm, I asked him what he had got, he said some things to sell; I took the bundle and opened it, and found these pair of breeches, and a coat without buttons; I then began to question him, and he shewed me only one of the buttons; on which I searched him, and found thirteen more all shanked Queen Ann shillings; he did not tell me where he had taken them from, or how he came by them; I advertised them the next day and the prosecutor
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<p>I am the wife of the prosecutor; (Coat, buttons; and breeches produced;) they are my husband's property.</p>
<p>I picked them up, and as I thought they would be of no use to me, I was going to sell them; I did not know that they was my master's.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. ROSE.</p> </div1></div0>

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