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<persName id="t18000917-54-defend583" type="defendantName"> JOHN SAWYER
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18000917-54-off289 t18000917-54-cd290"/>, two sheets, value 25s. the property of
<persName id="t18000917-54-victim584" type="victimName"> William Mountain
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18000917-54-off289 t18000917-54-victim584"/> </persName> , from a lodging-room </rs>.</p>
<p>Second Count. Laying it not to be a lodging-room.</p>
<persName id="t18000917-54-person585"> WILLIAM MOUNTAIN
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<interp inst="t18000917-54-person585" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18000917-54-victim584 t18000917-54-viclabel291"/>: On Wednesday the 23d of July, the prisoner came to my house, ordered a supper, and a bottle of port; he asked for a bed, and came down in the morning about half past nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q.Did he pay for his bed? - A. He did, one shilling; he said, he wished the bed to be kept for him, for he should be back that night; he then went away, and in about twenty minutes the sheets were missing; I saw the sheets again at Guildhall on the 25th, and I saw the prisoner the same day, before I saw the sheets; they had my mark upon them.</p>
<persName id="t18000917-54-person586"> THOMAS NELSON
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<interp inst="t18000917-54-person586" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a pawnbroker's servant, (produces a pair of sheets); I took them in of the prisoner at the bar, on the 24th of July last; I knew him by sight some years ago.</p>
<persName id="t18000917-54-person587"> WILLIAM KIMBER
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<interp inst="t18000917-54-person587" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a constable: I apprehended the prisoner on the 25th upon another charge; when I searched him, I found in his breeches four duplicates, one of which applied to this property.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. those are my sheets, they have my mark upon them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I have nothing to say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18000917-54-verdict293" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> GUILTY </rs> (Aged 28.)</p>
<p>On the Second Count.</p>
<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>

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