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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17890225-12-off52 t17890225-12-cd53"/> eleven pieces of woollen cloth, called morine, containining two hundred and sixty-four yards, value 18 l. and one piece of canvass called a wrapper, value 1 d. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17890225-12-person181"> JOHN ATKINSON
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<p>I can only prove the property, I lost it on Saturday the 21st, I live at No.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17890225-12-victim178 t17890225-12-viclabel55"/>; they were delivered to a porter to carry to John Dyer's press, I did not see them delivered, my servant delivered them.</p>
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<p>I am a Mr. Dyer's porter, he is a hot-presser in Monkwell-street; I received eleven pieces from Mr. Wilson, Mr. Atkinson's servant, I tied them up, and took them out of his house, and carried them to the pitching-block in King street; there I rested myself; I had been there a little while, there came a man with a load, and I turned back to help him to pitch his load on the block, that he might rest himself; in the mean while I thought I heard a foot behind me, and I turned as quick as I could, and my load was gone, and a man coming by hearing me say I had lost my load, said there it goes; says I, that is my load; and I pursued him, and near Laurence-lane he dropped it, I do not know who the man was that dropt it; I saw a man go from the load, but I cannot say who it was. I saw him after he was taken, but I took to my load. I cannot say that the man that was taken was the same man that took my load, I was too much flurried. The prisoner is the man that was taken; I believed at the time he was taken that he was the man that took my load. I now believe that the prisoner at the bar is the man that had my load on his back. I have no doubt about it.</p>
<p>Court, by prisoner's request. Did you see the prisoner put it on his back, or take it away? - No.</p>
<p>Or throw it off his back? - Yes, my Lord, I did see him throw it in St. Lawrence-lane, about five yards from the post.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178902250036"/>Court. Whose goods were those? - Mr. Atkinson's and Co. I believe Mr. Haydock is the partner.</p>
<p>- WILKINSON sworn.</p>
<p>I was going to the Post-office on Saturday evening the 21st. About half after six I met the prisoner with a load opposite St. Lawrence Church; he was running as fast as he could; I suspected it was stolen from the block, because he was coming in a direct line from the pitching-place; I came up to the block, and this man (Cooper) said, Oh! my load is gone. Well, says I, there it goes; and I shewed it him; so we pursued him up Cateaton-street, and the prisoner let the load fall in Cateaton-street; Mr. Cooper took the load up, and I pursued the man; he went about ten yards, then turned about, and came a few yards before I took hold of him; I delivered him to Mr.
<persName id="t17890225-12-person183"> Dixon
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<p>The package produced, and believed to be the same by Wilkinson.</p>
<p>NIXON sworn.</p>
<p>I am a constable; I received the package from Mr. Wilkinson, and took charge of the prisoner, by the direction of Wilkinson and Cooper; these are the things, I sealed them up, and have had them ever since.</p>
<p>Deposed to by Mr. Cooper.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are the property of me and
<persName id="t17890225-12-person184"> James Haydock
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<p>I was coming from Queenhithe, and coming down Lawrence-lane, I heard the cry stop thief, and the man took hold of me. I know nothing more of it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Justice GROSE.</p> </div1></div0>

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