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<p>691.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18000917-104-victim992 t18000917-104-viclabel565"/> there: On the 29th of August, the prisoner came to see a fellow-servant of mine; my watch was in my box, in a room in the kitchen; I was at my box, when my mistress called me up stairs; I went up stairs, and left my box open; when I came down, my watch was gone; I left Scott in the kitchen alone; when I missed my watch, I went in search of the prisoner, and found him at the
<persName id="t18000917-104-person994"> Robin Hood
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<interp inst="t18000917-104-person994" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , St. James's; I asked him what he had done with my watch, and he said, I was a fool; I told him, if he did not give it me, I would charge the watch with him; then, he said, he had only meant to frighten me; afterwards, he said, he had pawned it, that he did not think I would have followed him for two or three days; that I should know it was him that took it, and he meant to bring it back; he gave me the duplicate; I went to the pawnbroker's, and found the watch, but the seal was taken off; I immediately went back to his lodgings, and he said, he sent another man to pawn it for him, and it must be that man that took it off.</p>
<p>Q. Were you intimate with this man? - A. No; he had come there for three weeks to see a gentleman's servant that lodged in the house; my mistress lets lodgings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18000917-104-person995" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a pawnbroker in St. Martin's-lane, (produces a watch); I took it in of a genteel looking man, in a blue coat, in the name of John Doyle; it was not the prisoner; It had no seal to it.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. This is my watch; I gave him a fortnight to find the man; I have never seen the seal since.</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1></div0>
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