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<p>Mrs. MACPHERSON sworn.</p>
<p>I am wife of
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<interp inst="t17920912-13-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I lost the things in the indictment, on the 3d of Sept. the parlour door was open, I went for a bason of water, and coming back, I found the prisoner in the house, running away with the property; he was stopped in two minutes; I saw the things taken from him.</p>
<persName id="t17920912-13-person172"> EDMUND WARREN
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<p>I was going into Bread-street, and heard the cry of stop thief! the prisoner was running, I stopped him, I saw him heave the cloak into a house; to the best of my knowledge, this is the cloak; it is the same I gave to Mrs. Macpherson.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is the same.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please your honor there was crying stop thief! I saw a young man running in a blue jacket, I ran the same as another, he threw something over my head, and I stooped down on my knee, and they took me.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p>
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