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<p>A second, third, and fourth counts, for stealing the same articles, laid to be the property of different persons.</p>
<p>(The case opened by Mr. Silvester.)</p>
<p>JAMES COFFEE sworn.</p>
<p>I am a watchman in Whitechapel parish, in Wentworth-street; on the night of the 8th of May I was going along, the prisoners followed, they crossed the street, and by the light of my lanthorn, I observed Barnes had something in his breast very bulky, I crossed and asked them what it was; and they said what was it to me; I sprung my rattle, and
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<p>I went to the assistance of Coffee, and when I came up, I saw something laying on a block by the prisoners, and I asked if that belonged to the prisoners; and Coffee said it did; I asked the prisoners if it did; and Barnes said it was nothing to me; I said you have got some in your breeches; and he pulled his shirt out and dropped something, and I took it up, and took it to the watch-house, and when we were at the watch-house I found several other things round their bodies, between their shirts and their skins.</p>
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<p>I was in the work-house, I was washerwoman at the time; these things were in the wash-house, I left them on the Friday evening the 8th of May, at half past eight; I am sure they are the same things.</p>
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<p>I am sure these are the things I left in the wash-house at eleven on the Friday night, I bolted the door, and left the window open.</p>
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<p>I came in the morning, and the wash-house door was open; these things are the property that was in the wash-house.</p>
<p>We had been to Blackwall on that afternoon, it was late, and coming along the corner of Great Garden-street, we picked up this bundle.</p>
<p>Made the same defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. ROSE.</p> </div1></div0>

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