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<p>621.
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<p>GEORGE POWIS sworn.</p>
<p>I lost the things in the indictment from Mr. Barks's the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17881022-15-off72 t17881022-15-crimeloc74"/>, where I lodged; I do not know his Christian name, the box was not taken away; I saw them in the box last Sunday was a week; the box was locked; I never saw the prisoner till he was taken; my waistcoat was taken off him.</p>
<p>Leonard Davis and
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<interp inst="t17881022-15-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> apprehended the prisoner, and took from him, a pair of stockings, a guinea, and two half guineas, and the next morning they found a waistcoat on him.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner slept in the same room with me, (deposes to the waistcoat) I know I lost a new guinea; I cannot swear to the money.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I lodged in the room, and I went up to shift myself; the candle dropped down, and I put this waistcoat on by mistake, and I put the stockings in my pocket in a mistake, and I came back that very night to deliver the things.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1></div0>
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