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<p>481.
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<p>Q. Were they new stockings that had not been used? - A. They had not; I had not sold any to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17980912-16-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - In consequence of information, I went to the prisoner's apartments, No. 25, Adam-street, Portman-square; I took him into custody; I took the keys out of his pocket, I asked him which was the key of his box, I opened it, and found a great number of duplicates of silk stockings; among the rest I found this duplicate that I have in my hand, belonging to the prosecutor. I made it my business to go round to the hosiers, to see who had been robbed; I went to the prosecutor, and one pair turned out to be his.</p>
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<interp inst="t17980912-16-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - On the 6th of June, the prisoner brought these stockings to me to pledge, at Mr. Beauchamp's the corner of Castle-street, Holborn.</p>
<p>Harrison. These stockings have my mark upon them.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before The LORD CHIEF BARON.</p> </div1></div0>
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