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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17910608-10-off58 t17910608-10-cd57"/> last, a silver watch, value 40 s. a silver tea-spoon, value 2 s. </rs> the property of
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<p>I am wife of the prosecutor. The prisoner
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17910608-10-off58 t17910608-10-crimeloc59"/>, it was a fortnight ago last last Monday; we lost nothing while he lodged there; he came home the Monday afternoon about three o'clock, and he tapped at the door and said, I beg your pardon for being so bold, and he went up to the watch, and asked what it was o'clock, and where the case of the watch was, and I said it was in the drawer; and while he was in the room, there came a hard shower of rain; I had been a washing, I ran to the garden to take in the clothes; on my return I saw him coming from the beaufet, I was rather surprised, I put in seven spoons in the morning, and I missed one, and I saw him look, and he turned out of the door, and I locked the door; I did not miss the watch till an hour after, then I found it was gone, the watch hung by the side of the fire-place, I saw it a very little while before he came in and asked me what it was o'clock, and where the case was; and the watch and spoon were found at the pawnbroker's Mr. Mr. Brown's.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Brown, pawn-broker, Stretton-ground; the spoon was pledged at my master's on the evening of the 23d of May, about seven o'clock; I received it from the prisoner
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<p>(Produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Wright, in Tothill-street, Westminster, I produce a watch which I received from the prisoner Orford, and Knapton followed him; he asked half a guinea, and said it was his; I asked his name, and he said Knapton.</p>
<p>Did the other prisoner come with him? - He followed him, and said my name is Knapton, it is mine, I have had it sixteen years.</p>
<p>(Produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>PRISONER OWEN's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I came home to prepare myself for duty at the Bank. I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17910608-10-defend126 t17910608-10-deflabel60"/>, and the prosecutrix asked me to cut her hair once or twice: She asked me that very evening; I said I had sufficient time to cut her hair, and get myself ready; she condescended for me to cut her hair, then she went into the yard to wash herself: first of all she got up, and she said, Owen. I have no halfpence to ask you to drink; I said never mind madam, I have halfpence, I will go and fetch some porter; and during the time I went about two hundred yards to fetch a pint of porter, I was there about five or seven minutes, and when I came back, we drank the pint of porter together, and I took my leave of her; and in going back to this place, to have my hair queued for the bank duty, I picked up this; she called upon me on the Parade; I went to the house, waiting for the hair-dresser to have my hair tied, to the Three Tuns, and met with my comrades; there we had a pint of porter together; I found the spoon about two hundred and fifty yards from the house.</p>
<p>PRISONER ORFORD's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>We were together at the Three Tuns in Westminster; as I went out
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<p>PRISONER KNAPTON's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>We had been in the Birdcage-walk all the forenoon, trying our new clothing: our
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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