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<p>452.
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<p>THOMAS JOYCE sworn. - I am one of the Elders of the East-India Company's Warehouse: I was standing in the yard belonging to the warehouses, in
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<interp inst="t17970712-43-person450" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - After Mr. Joyce challenged the prisoner with it, he took it out, and said it was tea, he did not say where he got it from.</p>
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<interp inst="t17970712-43-person451" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a King's officer; I had this parcel of tea from the prisoner. (Produces it.)</p>
<p>The prisoner said he was guilty.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice BULLER.</p> </div1></div0>
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