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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18100411-18-off101 t18100411-18-cd102"/>, fourteen yards of kerseymere, value 7 l. the property of
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<p>Mr. Gurney. Have you any partners - A. None.</p>
<persName id="t18100411-18-person200"> ANN KEMPTON
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<interp inst="t18100411-18-person200" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. You are servant to Mr. Jenkins - A. Yes. On the 1st of March, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I was coming down stairs, I saw the prisoner come in and steal a piece of kerseymere, I pursued him and cried stop thief; in a few minutes he was brought back, I knew him to be the person that took it.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Where was this piece of goods - A. It was on the counter near the door; I saw the prisoner come in and take the piece of goods from off the counter. There was a piece of goods on it, as he went towards the door it tumbled off, and he almost stumbled over it, and by that time I almost came up to him; I am sure it was the prisoner by his dress, and by his face.</p>
<p>Q. You knew him rather by his dress than by his face - A. Yes, sir.</p>
<persName id="t18100411-18-person201"> JOHN ELMLEY
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<interp inst="t18100411-18-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a clerk. I saw the prisoner run out of Mr. Jenkins's shop with a large roll of cloth, hearing the words shop thief, I pursued him, and when I was within a few yards of him he dropped the cloth; I still pursued him, and caught him; I took him back to Mr. Jenkins's shop.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the kerseymere - A. I saw the kerseymere in the shop sometime afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw him come out of the shop you never lost sight of him, did you - A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18100411-18-person202"> THOMAS SMITH
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<interp inst="t18100411-18-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer. I took charge of the prisoner; the cloth was delivered to me; I have had it ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Mr. Jenkins - Look at that kerseymere - A. I have no hesitation in saying that it is mine.</p>
<p>Q. How lately had you seen that kerseymere before it was taken - A. In the course of the day. It was near the door, on the counter; I can swear it is my property. The person is not here that brought it into my shop; I saw it brought in.</p>
<p>Q. What may be the value of it - A. Seven pounds;
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<p>The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, called four witness, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>

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