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<p>The case opened by Mr. Garrow.</p>
<persName id="t17910608-34-person382"> JOSEPH BUCKLEY
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<p>I am porter to Mr. Miller, Manchester warehouse-man, No. 28, King-street, Cheapside; I packed up some goods, and delivered the goods at the usual place, the
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<p>I am head porter to this waggon, they have several packages; the prisoner was a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17910608-34-defend377 t17910608-34-deflabel206"/> under me between two and three years; on the 30th of May last I was at the Crown in Lad-lane, having a pint of beer, and the prisoner went up Swan-yard, and turned to the right hand; I went up in about two or three minutes, and could not see him; in half an hour he was coming down the yard with a bundle under his arm; I said, Singleton, what have you got? he says, some linen: says I, let's see; they were tied up in his apron; I said, pretty linen, indeed; says he, master be as easy with me as you can: I said, damn me, where did you get them? he said, I took them out of the wrapper.</p>
<p>Court. Did you promise that in case he would confess, you would shew him favour? - No, Sir, I sent for a constable, and carried him to the compter; on the Monday we rummaged the warehouse, between the warehouse and the stable there are some iron bars to give light; behind some straw in another warehouse we found the wrapper, that was a place it should not have been in; it had been opened and sewn up again.</p>
<p>(The wrapper produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I received these goods from Martin, this is the same apron, I saw nothing of the wrapper.</p>
<p>Court to Miller. That is the same wrapper you found in the stable? - Yes.</p>
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<p>You are in the employ of Mr. Miller? - I am.</p>
<p>Look at some of these things, and tell us whether they are the property of Mr. Miller? - When I took it out of the sheet that contained the goods, when it came up from Manchester, I saw this remarkable stain upon it; I called Mr. Miller to shew it him.</p>
<p>Are you sure that was one of those you delivered? - Very confident of it.</p>
<p>Buckley. The direction is my own handwriting.</p>
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<p>I prove that the names are properly spelled in the indictment.</p>
<p>The prisoner called four witnesses to his character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.</p> </div1></div0>

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