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<persName id="t17930109-9-defend147" type="defendantName"> GEORGE MORRISON
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<interp inst="t17930109-9-off45" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> feloniously stealing, on the
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<persName id="t17930109-9-person149"> ROBERT JENKINS
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<p>I lost this coat out of a chaise, on the 20th of December, Thursday; I was not
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179301090017"/>present, I had brought it up that morning from the country, and I see it last at the stable, about ten o'clock in the morning.</p>
<persName id="t17930109-9-person150"> JOHN FISHER
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<p>I am a publican, I live at the Rose and Crown, Aldgate, I see the prisoner at the bar come round the chaise, I know it to be the prosecutor's, and he took a box coat, it laid on the seat, some part on the seat and some in the chaise, the chaise stood right opposite my door, the lad was with it; I was standing at my own door and see the transaction; he walked away with it, directly I crossed over to him, and asked him what he was going to do with it, directly he run away, immediately I pursued him, and took him, I gave an alarm and came up to him, a person had stopped him, and he had then the coat under his arm, I never lost sight of him, I collared him, and took the coat, and gave it to one Scott, a person I knew perfectly well; I should know the coat again.</p>
<persName id="t17930109-9-person151"> JAMES SCOTT
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<p>I am a servant to Mr. Solomon, in Bury-street, I was going up the Blue Boar, Aldgate, and heard the cry of stop thief, I immediately runs back and met Mr. Fisher, with the prisoner and coat; he knew me, and desired me to take care of the coat, I took it, and have now brought it from the watch-house, I there delivered it into the hands of Mr. Jenkin's.</p>
<persName id="t17930109-9-person152"> RICHARD NIBLY
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<p>I am constable belonging to Portsoken ward, I heard the irruption in the street, and I saw Mr. Fisher with this man, and he said, he would not go along with him, but he would with me; Soott was there, and had the coat under his arm, I took charge of the prisoner, and took him to the watch-house; I produce the great coat, I received it of Mr. Jenkins, the Thursday, within an hour after it was taken from the prisoner, and it hath been in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>Court to Jenkins. Was your lad with the chaise? - He was; I received the great coat of Scott. (Deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say.</p>
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<interp inst="t17930109-9-verdict47" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> GUILTY </rs>. (Aged 20.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>

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