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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18010114-7-off33 t18010114-7-crimeloc35"/>; I keep a slopshop; I know the prisoners: On the 25th of October, between seven and eight in the evening, the prisoner Bryant came in to buy a frock; I shewed him some; he asked me if I had no others; I told him, no; he said, he wanted one with exactly a dozen stripes down it; I told him I never saw such a thing; he said, he should want some more things, and would call again; I had not set down, when the prisoner Lowe came in, and asked for some knives; he asked if I had no smaller; I told him, no, I never sold them smaller to sailors, then he went away; as soon as he was gone, I saw there was something gone out of the window, but I did not know what till my husband came home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18010114-7-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a slop-seller, in Old Gravel-lane: On the 25th of October I came home about eight in the evening, and missed a pair of velveteen breeches which hung next the door; I did not miss the frock till the Monday morning; I gave no information to the Magistrate, nor thought any more of it till Tuesday; I went out, and was fetched home by one of my lads; when I came home, I found one of the officers from Lambeth-street; I went with him to the Flying-horse, in Lambeth-street; I gave a description of the breeches, and then they produced them to me; they did not shew me the frock till the day of the examination, which was two or three days afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18010114-7-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am one of the officers of Lambeth-street, Whitechapel: On Saturday, the 28th of October, about eight o'clock in the evening, we went to apprehend the prisoners for another offence; we found them at the Maxworth-arms, in White-horse-lane, St. George's; we took them into the parlour, and searched them; upon Bryant I found a watch and a Guernsey frock, which he said was his own; I made enquiry, and found that the prosecutor had lost these things, and he came forward and swore to them.</p>
<persName id="t18010114-7-person108"> THOMAS GRIFFITHS
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<interp inst="t18010114-7-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I was with my brother on the 25th of October, we apprehended the prisoners at the Maxworth-arms; I searched Lowe, and found upon him a pair of breeches, buttoned under his coat; he said he had bought them, and that they were his own. (Produces them)</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180101140010"/>Prisoner Lowe. (To Francis.) Q. How do you know that frock is your's? - A. There was a flaw in it, and I gave it to my mother to draw up, I knew it by that.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know the breeches? - A. I have had them in my possession some time; being lined with leather, they did not sell so well; the shop mark has been taken off; here is the thread where it was sewed on.</p>
<p>Bryant's defence. I bought the Guernsey frock of a Jew in Rosemary-lane for four shillings and sixpence.</p>
<p>Lowe's defence. I bought the breeches of a Jew upon Tower-hill, I gave fourteen shillings for them. Bryant,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18010114-7-defend101 t18010114-7-punish38"/> Transported for seven years </rs>.</p>
<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1></div0>

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