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<persName id="t17900915-11-defend170" type="defendantName"> MARY FLYNN
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<persName id="t17900915-11-person173"> GEORGE PARKER
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<p>I can only prove the property.</p>
<persName id="t17900915-11-person174"> ANN DAY
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<p>I live with Mr. Parker as shopwoman; he
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<interp inst="t17900915-11-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a piece of muslin from under the piece she was looking at; I saw her do it; she said it was too dear, and left the shop; I followed her, and took her about forty yards from the door; she asked me what I wanted; I said she must come back; she made some resistance, but I brought her back, and she threw the muslin into the shop; the muslin is here; (produced) I can swear to the muslin; here is R. D. on it, in Mr. Parker's hand writing.</p>
<p>Mr. Parker. I know this to be my property, by my own mark.</p>
<p>I know nothing about it; I did not take it; I was not from the shop door; she sent for a constable; I have two young children, and they have no father living; I have not seen my children since I came to gaol.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There were some people here to give her a character last night.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>

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