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<p>(The witnesses examined separate.)</p>
<p>- MULLINER sworn.</p>
<p>I am the waggoner of the Newcastle and Litchfield waggon;
<persName id="t17911207-39-person455"> George Wood
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<interp inst="t17911207-39-person455" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> is the proprietor; he has no partner; I remember driving that waggon the 26th of September; I took up the box, and had it booked, at Litchfield; it was directed for Mrs. Trubshaw,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179112070038"/>at Mr. Powis's, in Berner's-street, No. 28; I saw the box every day, coming along; the last time was at the Crown, at Holloway; I stopt there, and saw it safe; the waggon went on; Gadsden, the guard, drove the waggon on; I should know the box.</p>
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<p>I am guard to the Newcastle and Litchfield waggon, and was so in September last; I remember the box in question, and should know it again, but am no scholar; as I got to the Pyed Bull, at Islington, a gentlewoman informed me my waggon was robbed, and I missed the box.</p>
<persName id="t17911207-39-person457"> SARAH MILWARD
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<p>On the 1st of November, between three and four, the field next to where I live, the two prisoners were in there, and laid themselves flat on the bank; and the prisoner Banks, I saw him go down the bank, behind the waggon, into the road; the other man is not the other prisoner, but he went over the stile; I thought they were waiting for passengers in the waggon; I looked at him, and he looked at me; I saw him jump up and untie the string, and then get into the waggon; when he got out, he had nothing; he walked on a few yards, and took out a deal box, and some little parcel which dropped; he went down Chapel-street; I informed the waggoner; I should know the box as it appears, but I did not read the direction.</p>
<persName id="t17911207-39-person458"> THOMAS COMPTON
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<p>I am a labouring man; I lodge at the Pyed Bull; I remember the robbery, and pursued up Chapel-street; I saw three men going across the field, and one had this box on his right shoulder; I got into the same field; I was alone; I called to Mr. Saddington, the landlord, to follow; and they hearing me call, the man who had the box threw it down, and they all ran away; I know the prisoners are two of the men, but which had the box I do not know; the box was delivered by me to Mr. Kaye.</p>
<persName id="t17911207-39-person459"> WILLIAM SADDINGTON
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<p>I keep the Pyed Bull; I pursued the two prisoners, and a person of the name of Hyson; I am sure of the prisoners; I took Barnes; the other was taken by a man not here, but he was delivered over to me; they were committed; there was nobody before the prisoners.</p>
<persName id="t17911207-39-person460"> JOSEPH KAYE
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<p>I am partner with Mr. Harris, at the Castle and Falcon; I received a box at Justice Triquet's office, and have kept it ever since; this is the box.</p>
<p>(The box deposed to.)</p>
<p>(The prisoner called one witness to his character.)</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17911207-39-defend450 t17911207-39-punish218"/> Transported for seven years </rs>.</p>
<persName id="t17911207-39-person462"> ROBERT BARNES
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1></div0>

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