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<p>667.
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<interp inst="t18160529-92-person884" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th of April, I was at the Duke's Head, in
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<interp inst="t18160529-92-person885" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a hackney coachman, and drive No. 237. I was out with my coach when this robbery was committed. I took the prosecutor to St. Martin's-lane, and brought him back again.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>
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