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<persName id="t18010701-68-defend563" type="defendantName"> ROBERT CROSS
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<interp inst="t18010701-68-off368" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> feloniously stealing, on the
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<p>Second Count. Laying it to be the property of
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<p>THOMAS HACK sworn. - I am
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<rs id="t18010701-68-deflabel373" type="occupation">servant</rs>, and is out of place; he called to see me on the 13th of July last, and I took him down into the pantry, and asked him to eat and drink; he came just before twelve, and stopped till a quarter before two; I shewed him to the door, and while I went down stairs to get my hat, he was gone; I was obliged to leave him in the pantry by himself three or four times when the bell rung: when he had been gone about half an hour, I found there were three silver forks, with four prongs, missing, the crest, an ox's head; I never saw him again till about a month ago, when I had him taken up; he said he had not got the forks, and never saw the forks; I asked him for the duplicates; he said he had no duplicates for forks, he had for clothes; he said he would give me those duplicates.</p>
<p>Q. When did you tell your master of it? - A. I have not told my master of it now, I replaced the forks.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure no other person had been in the pantry? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>JOSEPH FELLOWS sworn. - I am a pawnbroker, in Prince's-street, Soho: On the 14th of July I bought three four-pronged forks, but I have no recollection of the man at all; there was no crest upon them, nor had any appearance of being defaced.</p>
<p>Q.(To Hack). Are you sure the forks were in the pantry before he came in? - A. I am.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I called upon
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<interp inst="t18010701-68-person566" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and he went to the cellar with me and the two maids; he took out several bottles of brandy and rum, and made us all drunk.</p>
<p>Q.(To Hack). Is that true? - A. No.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.</p> </div1></div0>

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