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<p>I am an apprentice to
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<p>Q. What became of the butter? - I gave it in charge of a lad that lives next to us, it is now out at the door, (brought in) This is the cask that he had on his shoulder it is the property of Thomas and
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<p>Prisoner. Ask him if I was not going over to his master with it, because nobody was nigh it, and I thought his master had left it out through mistake.</p>
<p>Court. Where was this tub of butter? - It was in the middle of the warehouse.</p>
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<p>About seven o'clock I heard of this, I sent for a constable and charged him, and sent him to the Compter, and had him before my Lord Mayor, and he was committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have no witnesses but you and God; I have no defence to make, than that I was coming past, and when he laid hold of me, I said I was going over to Mr. Goodenough with it.</p>
<p>Court to Prosecutor. Did you know this man before? - When he was first
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<p>Q. Had you never employed him? - No, never.</p>
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<p>Recommended by the prosecutor.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1></div0>

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