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<p>Mr. Akerman. My lord, this poor woman seems very big with child, and she begs to sit down.</p>
<p>Court. By all means.</p>
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<p>The prisoner came to live with me the 29th of January last, as
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17911207-38-defend425 t17911207-38-deflabel212"/>, and remained in my service till the 11th of June following; I discharged her on my going abroad, giving her permission to stay till she got a place; she behaved extremely well, so well, that I should have continued her in my service, if I had not gone abroad; after my return, I missed things every day, as I wanted them; I did not miss the articles in the indictment particularly; I got a search-warrant, and found some of the things in the indictment at her lodging, in Little Ryder-street; I was present at the search-warrant with Townshend and Carpmeal; the two bound books, and every thing in the indictment, the articles of glass, correspond with those I have in my own house now: the shirts were found on a man that I supposed to be her husband, I do not know whether he is or not; he is servant to Colonel
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person429" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> ; I found one shirt on his back, and the other in his possession, which he said were delivered to him at my house by the prisoner; his name is
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person430" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I am induced to think it was extreme poverty which drove her to it, for she is with child, and has another, and the supposed father was absent; I had the best character with her.</p>
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<p>I lived in the service of Sir
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person432" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the prisoner lived in the house with me; I know nothing about this robbery; I always thought her very honest; I went with Sir Charles to search her lodgings, and the articles he mentioned were found there in her box.</p>
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<p>I am Sir
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person434" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's servant, and had the care of his glasses and linen; there were a great many missing, but I cannot say to what amount; I was not at her lodging.</p>
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<p>On the 18th of November, I, in company with Carpmeal, went to a greengrocer's, in Ryder street, to search the prisoner's lodgings; Sir Charles owned some
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179112070037"/>of the glasses, and two handkerchiefs, and a piece of cloth; then Sir Charles and me went to Clarges-street, to Colonel
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person436" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's, and searched a man who we were informed was the husband of the prisoner, and we found one on him, and he readily gave up the other two; he said the prisoner, whom we thought was his wife, gave them to him at Sir Charles's house; the pocketbook I took out of the prisoner's pocket, at Sir Charles's house, which is Lady Asgill's thread-paper: the man's name is
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<p>(The things deposed to by Sir
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<p>I am a linen-draper; I made the shirts; I keep a warehouse for ready-made linen; I can positively say these three are part of six shirts I made for Sir
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<p>I am a servant of Colonel
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<p>You cohabited with her? - I have been in her company: these shirts I had from her.</p>
<p>Court. It is impossible for you to accept new shirts, that had never been worn, without knowing that they were come dishonestly by; therefore you might have been indicted as a receiver: you must behave better for the future.</p>
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person443" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My lord, I beg leave to observe, that I was induced to be lenient to this man, in hopes that he will take care of the children.</p>
<p>Court to Turnbull. You appear in a very bad light indeed.</p>
<p>Court. Would the poor woman say any thing in her defence?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I lived at Sir
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person444" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's only a month, and made the shirts, and my mother; I was distressed for lodging, and came to Sir Charles's; I made the three shirts in the country; I brought them to Sir
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<p>Baker. There was a mark of
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person446" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 1. 2. some are taken out, and here are the remains, a very small part.</p>
<p>Court to Prisoner. You had better tell the truth; it will be of more use to you.</p>
<p>Prisoner. None of my friends knew that I was in trouble.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.</p>
<p>Sir Charles. My lord, I beg leave to recommend her strongly to mercy.</p>
<p>(She was also recommended by the Jury.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person447" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , you have been indicted and convicted of a felony, in stealing a quantity of linen, and other things, the property of Sir
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<interp inst="t17911207-38-person448" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , your master, who has very humanely recommended you to mercy, as also the Jury have recommended you with equal humanity; your situation influences me to pass on you the mildest punishment that I can pass upon you; and as I have a power, by the late act of parliament, to commute burning in the hand for a pecuniary punishment, my sentence is, that you be
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