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<p>81.
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<p>I live at Richmond; I lost the things in the indictment; the youngest prisoner,
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<p>I received the things of the prosecutor; the prisoners were in custody.</p>
<p>Court. Are the things in the same state and condition as when you received them? - No, they are blacker.</p>
<p>Prisoner Cox. I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner Desborough. I took the property, and gave it to him directly.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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