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<p>828.
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<interp inst="t18101031-56-person676" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am patrol of St. Sepulchre's. On the 2d of October last, a quarter before seven at night, I saw the prisoner in West-street, West Smithfield; I saw one of his hands close to him; I said, what have you got here; he said, copper, I have brought it from my masters, in Long-lane; I told him he did not get it by his master's leave; he then offered me the copper to let him go. I took him to the watch-house, he then said he found it laying outside of the gates of Mr. Shears's manufactory, Fleet-market. This is the piece of copper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18101031-56-person679" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , myself, and
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18101031-56-off346 t18101031-56-crimeloc349"/>, the prisoner was in our employment. I know the copper is ours, the value of it is twelve shillings.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the charge, I submit myself to the honourable court.</p>
<p>The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18101031-56-defend669 t18101031-56-punish351"/> Whipped in Jail </rs> and discharged.</p>
<p>London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.</p> </div1></div0>
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