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<p>111.
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<p>I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17920215-5-victim111 t17920215-5-viclabel26"/>: on the 3d of February, Friday, between five and six in the evening, I saw the prisoner, I was up stairs, upon an alarm; it was then on the table; I saw it, when I went up, on the further part of the shop, along with some others; I have kept the tea-chest ever since.</p>
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<p>I am a broker; I live within three or four doors of Mr. Wright; on the evening Mr. Wright mentioned, the man passed my door, and I saw him pass on till he had nearly passed Mr. Wright's door; he then returned, and I missed him; presently I saw him come out of Mr. Wright's shop, with something in his hand; he wrapt it in his apron; I went after him, and took him by the back part of his coat, and hauled him into Mr. Wright's shop, where Mr. Wright's brother was, and a tea-chest fell out of his apron, I think the same as now produced, but I did not mark it; Mr.
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<p>I saw this drop from the prisoner; I marked it J. W. with ink.</p>
<p>(Deposed to by
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<p>Prisoner. I never had it in my hand; I was in liquor, and going by the table, and two or three fell down off the table.</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I am sure it fell from his apron.</p>
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<p>Jury. Were there any more on the ground? - No, there were not.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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