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<p>Q. Did the prisoner, and at what time, come to your shop - A. On the 18th of December.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before - A. Yes, she was in the service of Mr. Cock, a customer of mine. On the 18th of December, about noon, she came; she said, she wanted a large turkey for her master to make a present, and she was going to take it down to the Custom-house to him.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you known her to be actually in the service of Mr. Cock - A. I cannot say. She had left him for a twelve month, as they tell me. I supposed her to be Mr. Cock's
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<p>Q. Have you seen Mr. Cock since - A. I do not know that I ever saw him in my life. I never knew him. His servant came and paid for what he had.</p>
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<interp inst="t18130113-108-person983" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have lived with him about nine or ten months.</p>
<p>Q. On the 18th of December, did you send this person for a turkey on Mr. Cock's account - A. No, I did not. He, nor any of his family, was in town at the time.</p>
<p>Q. All you know is, that this turkey was not for Mr. Cock - A. No, it was not.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.</p> </div1></div0>

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