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<persName id="t18041024-12-defend123" type="defendantName"> MARY LYON
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<interp inst="t18041024-12-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : On the 18th of September, I was attending a lady at the back part of the shop, when the prisoner was brought in by
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<interp inst="t18041024-12-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> with a print under her cloaths; I saw it taken from her.</p>
<persName id="t18041024-12-person131"> WILLIAM GEAR
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<interp inst="t18041024-12-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I live in Little Ormond-yard: On Tuesday, the 18th of September, I was going down Holborn, and saw the prisoner and another woman go into three or four different shops; I then saw them go to Mr. Francis's door; the prisoner went into the shop; there was a piece of print on a stool just within the door; the prisoner and the other woman both laid hold of the print, and the prisoner, with the assistance of the other woman, got the print into her apron; the other woman made her escape; I laid hold of the prisoner, and took her into the shop, with the property on her.</p>
<p>- BICKNELL sworn. - On Tuesday, the 18th of September, I saw the prisoner and another woman take the print; Gear went after them, and brought back the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t18041024-12-person132"> MARY DAVIS
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<interp inst="t18041024-12-person132" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - I was going down Holborn on the 18th of September;
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<interp inst="t18041024-12-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> pointed out the woman to us, and I saw them go to Mr. Francis's door and take the print; the other woman put it in the prisoner's apron; I saw her brought back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18041024-12-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I took the prisoner into custody. (Produces the property.)</p>
<p>Francis. This is my print; I had placed it there about half an hour before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. Another woman gave it to me to take care of it for her, because her husband was drunk, and she was afraid he would pawn it and spend the money.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>

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