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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18000115-43-off254 t18000115-43-cd255"/>, and stealing a silver table-spoon, value 13s. four silver teaspoons, value 13s. one hundred and twenty-six penny-pieces, two hundred and fifty-nine halfpence, three farthings, a quarter of a pound of tea, value 1s. 6d. an ounce of rhubarb, value 6d. a base metal
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<persName id="t18000115-43-person414"> EDWARD SINEY
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18000115-43-victim413 t18000115-43-viclabel256"/>: On the night of Friday, the 10th of this month, about two in the morning, my house was broke open;
<persName id="t18000115-43-person415"> Mary Bean
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<interp inst="t18000115-43-person415" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , a servant girl, was the last person up in the house; after the watch had gone two, I heard the bar-door go; I was very much alarmed; I got up, and heard a lady in pattens coming from Bishopsgate-street way; I opened the window and looked out, and it was a lady and two gentlemen; I desired them to try my door, and they did, and it was open; then I came down stairs, and found the outer door burst open; I looked about, and found there were two tills gone from the bar, one with halfpence, and the other with penny-pieces; and in the morning I found four tea-spoons and a tablespoon gone from another drawer; some tea and some rhubarb; the next day I saw it again before the Magistrate, and knew it immediately.</p>
<persName id="t18000115-43-person416"> MARY BEAN
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<interp inst="t18000115-43-person416" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - I am servant to Mr. Siney; I was the last up in the house the night of the robbery; it was this day week, in the morning; I saw every part of the house, all the doors and windows fastened up; I went to bed about twelve o'clock; I came down about eight o'clock in the morning; there are two staples to the door, and both of them were wrenched off, and then they must have jumped over the counter to get into the bar; I missed four tea-spoons, a silver table-spoon, a quantity of halfpence and penny-pieces, a quarter of a pound of tea, and some rhubarb; I believe I had seen Brown at our house the beginning of the spring, but not lately.</p>
<p>JOHN DENNIS sworn. - I am a patrol: This day week in the morning, I saw the two prisoners at the bar walking together, about half past two o'clock; as soon as I came up to Brown, Sadler crossed the way from him; I laid hold of Brown, and asked him what he had got in his hand; he made me no answer; I told the prisoner Sadler to follow him, he did so; then I took them both to the watch-house in Giltspur-street, and searched, and inside his shirt I found four tea-spoons and a table-spoon, and in his pocket I found a metal salt-cellar, a piece of rhubarb, and a parcel of tea; I asked him where he got them; he said he found them in the ruins in Jewin-street, in a bundle; I asked him why he concealed the spoons; he said, because they should not make a noise in his pocket; I asked him if Sadler was with him when he found them, and he said he was; Sadler denied being in company with him: I have kept the things ever since.</p>
<p>- BREWSTER sworn. - I am a patrol: Me and my partner were going round about half past two o'clock, with
<persName id="t18000115-43-person417"> John Dennis
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<interp inst="t18000115-43-person417" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I know no more of it than he does; the account he has given is a true one; Brown and Sadler were in company, talking together, before we stopped them.</p>
<p>CHARLES MORRIS sworn. - I am a watchman: I found the two till-boxes about three o'clock, and two iron crows upon a dunghill, near where the drawers were, about a dozen yards from Mr. Siney's. (Produces them.)</p>
<p>Q. How far did you take them, from Mr. Siney's? - A. About half a mile.(The property was deposed to by the prosecutor and his servant.)</p>
<p>Brown's defence. I was coming along Jewin-street, and saw the bundle lying upon the ruins; I opened it and took out the spoons, and put them in my bosom, and the patrol stopped me.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>

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