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<persName id="t17890114-4-person108"> RICHARD HERRING
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<p>On Monday the 29th of December, between six and seven in the evening, I went out: I left my wife and children in the back room. I returned in about three or four minutes, and saw two men at the door, one with his back towards me, and one with his face towards me. I found the one with his back towards me had a new kettle; I collared him, and the other ran away; I took him into custody, and sent for a constable, and took him before Mr. Justice Parker. The kettle had stood on a shelf, in the shop-window; I am positive
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178901140026"/>it was mine. I left nobody in the shop when I went out; the shop-door was not fastened, I only pulled it to after me; it had a spring-latch, which opens both inside and out: I can't positively say whether I latched it or not when I went out.</p>
<persName id="t17890114-4-person109"> JOHN TAYLOR
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<p>I am a constable. I was sent for, and took the prisoner into custody; and the property I have had ever since.</p>
<p>I was coming by just before, and I observed two or three men near the door, and I saw one come out with a kettle; I took it from him; and the gentleman came, and found me with it, and took me.</p>
<p>Serjeant MORRIS sworn.</p>
<p>The prisoner belongs to the same company with me. I have known him about a year. He is a very good
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>

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