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<p>On the 3d of June, about half past four in the afternoon, I went down into
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17960622-40-defend458 t17960622-40-deflabel223"/>s at the bar; I walked up the street at my leisure, not thinking they were doing any harm, till I came to the Prince of Wales's coffee-house, which is opposite my shop; the two prisoners walked off from the shop up the street when I came to my shop window, I saw that the window was cut, and two pair of silver buckles gone; there was a piece cut out of the window; I ran after them, and collared them both, and brought them into the shop; the prisoner, Greenhove, produced one pair of buckles, I had lost two; they were both searched by an officer from Marlborough-street, but there was nothing more found upon them; it was then about half past five o'clock, as near as I can tell.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Edwards: On the 3d of June in the afternoon, I was sent out upon some business about four o'clock; upon my return between five and six, I saw a great number of people round the window.</p>
<p>Q. Were you in before your master? - A. Yes, I was; upon seeing a crowd round the window, I immediately ran off home, and enquired of Mrs. Edwards what was the matter, and she told me the prisoners at the bar had cut the window; the boys were both then in the shop; I asked Greenhove how he came by them, one pair of buckles had been taken from him before I came in; he said, that as he was passing by the window, he perceived it was cut, and the buckles dropped out; that he had picked them up, and given them to the prosecutor, Mr. Edwards; I then asked if they were brothers, or related to each other, and they said they knew nothing of each other.</p>
<p>Q. (To Mr. Edwards.) In what respect did these boys seem at all connected with each other? - A. They were close together, both their heads were contained within the compass of the square of glass, stooping with their hands very close to it.</p>
<p>Q. Upon searching them did you find any thing by which the glass could have been cut? - A. No; a piece of glass was cut out, just room for a pair of buckles.</p>
<p>Q. Was it of a regular uniform shape, as if it had been done with a diamond? - A. No; it had been eased out.</p>
<p>Q. Did they go away together? - A. Yes; in a close conversation.</p>
<p>Q. Did they run away? - A. No; they walked off.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of the buckles? - A. One guinea.</p>
<p>Court. It appears to be more a consideration what
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179606220063"/>shall be done with those children, than as to their guilt or innocence; I am afraid you must say guilty, and I will endeavour to do something with them; there is a society would be very glad of them.</p>
<p>Mr. Kirby. They have been here before, my Lord, and have run away from the society.</p>
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<p>Greenhove, GUILTY. (Aged 14.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before The LORD CHIEF BARON.</p> </div1></div0>

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