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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose a hand saw? - Yes, on Monday morning last, it was taken from the first floor of
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<p>Q. Had you seen it there that morning? - No, I had not been at work that morning, we had been at work on Sunday; our master told us that if we would not work on Sunday we might go about our business, and work being scarce we worked; we left work at five o'clock on Sunday evening.</p>
<p>Q. Who told you to work on Sunday? - My master.</p>
<p>Q. And you did not work? - Yes, I did.</p>
<p>Q. I am sorry for it. What time did you come the next morning? - About a quarter past seven, and the hand saw was gone then.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen it since? - Yes, it was found hid under some bricklayers hair, in a vault backwards, were this labourer was employed to make mortar.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you to think that he took the hand saw? -
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<p>I saw the man take the hand saw from the place where the owner left it, and he threw it through some joists among some rubbish, and while I was gone to let my shopmates know, the saw was gone from there to this vault where we found it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never meddled with the saw at all; how could he swear to me when several persons were in my dress in particular?</p>
<p>Witness. There were none there then only him.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice BULLER.</p> </div1></div0>
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