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<p>I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17930410-65-victim622 t17930410-65-viclabel360"/>; I lost four quartern loaves on Saturday, the 9th of March, between five and six o'clock; I lost them out of my basket, I pitched my basket in the street, and I went to serve a quartern loaf; and when I came back again four quartern loaves were out of my basket, and I turned myself about to look round for my bread, and while I turned myself about two gentlemen came and brought this man and bread along with them.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner take four quartern loaves out of Mr. Fendon's basket; I directly ran after him, and he made off into Wheeler-street. I ran after him and I spoke to a gentleman to run after him, and we apprehended him with the loaves on him; he gave an account at the office that he lived in Shoreditch, and the officers there knew him, and said that he had been taken up there that week before.</p>
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<p>I am a butcher; I assisted in taking this man, I did not see him take the bread; I saw him go by my door with four quartern loaves, two under each arm; and I went after him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask him if I was not coming along the same way as he was? - He was not.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness to his character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Lord KENYON.</p> </div1></div0>

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