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<p>I am wife of
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<interp inst="t17920523-79-person756" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He is a house keeper. I only prove the property; it was very near nine in the evening when the things were lost; I lost a pair of sheets, value 4 s. a blanket, value 3 s. the property of my husband; I saw them that morning on the
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<persName id="t17920523-79-person758"> WILLIAM GOODALL
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<p>I am a workman with the prosecutor. I came home about ten minutes before eight and fastened the door: there were two keys; one the prosecutor had, and Phillips had the other; I borrowed one to let myself in, and kept it till near nine o'clock; I got the key of Mr. Rice's son.</p>
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<p>I am one of the patrols of St. James's, Clerkenwell. I met the prisoner between eight and nine, on the 9th of April, with a bundle; I asked him what he had; he said they were things of his own; I asked him where he was going with them; he said he was going to St. Giles's; he said he had a blanket, a pair of sheets, a pair of breeches, and a jacket; but there were more things which he did not mention; I bid him come into the publick-house; he said he would, but he ran away and left the bundle; he slipped down, and I took him; the bundle has been in my possession ever since; the great coat was never found; I did not search the prisoner.</p>
<p>(The things belonging to Mr. Rice produced, and deposed to by Mrs. Rice, and the shirt, the property of
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<p>(Deposes to the jacket): I had it on at work all that day; I pulled it off at half past seven and hung it up on a turn-up-bedstead in the room where I sleep. (Deposes to the breeches.)</p>
<p>I picked up this bundle at a door at Islington.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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