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<p>748.
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<p>Second Count. Charging it to be the property of the
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<p>Third Count. Charging it to be the property of
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<p>Fourth Count. Charging it to be the property of
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<p>JOHN HEARN sworn. - Examined by Mr. Jackson. I am an assistant employed in the Excise warehouse, at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18010916-122-off629 t18010916-122-crimeloc633"/>, for receiving condemned goods: On the 27th of July last, Mr. Keylock left the warehouse for a few minutes; the door was chained within side when he and I were together; he went out, and the door was pulled to, only I did not follow him to fasten the door, as I expected him back every minute; after he was gone, I heard the door go all of a sudden against a cask; it was a noise I was not accustomed to hear; I turned round, and saw a man dressed in soldier's clothes go out of the warehouse with a box under his arm; I went after him, and he dropped the box, which split the bottom right in half; the box contained twenty samples of brandy, marked C in a diamond; they were in half-pint phials.</p>
<p>Q. What had the prisoner to do in the ware
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<p>Q. Where was the box taken from? - A. From a bench about a yard and a half, or two yards, from the door.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know to whom it belonged? - A. Yes, Messrs. John and
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<p>Mr. Knapp. Q.Was not the prisoner very drunk at the time? - A. He was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was very much in liquor.</p>
<p>The prisoner called Mr. William Crowther, a goldsmith, in Bunhill-row, who had known him nine years, and gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.</p> </div1></div0>
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