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<p>721.
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<persName id="t18160710-45-person364"> SAMUEL MOSRS
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<interp inst="t18160710-45-person364" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18160710-45-victim363 t18160710-45-viclabel226"/>. I lost my watch on the day in the indictment; but I was so drunk that I don't know how I lost it.</p>
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<persName id="t18160710-45-person365"> RICHARD TRIVET
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<interp inst="t18160710-45-person365" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Coming down Bishopsgate-street, about eleven o'clock at night, on the day of the indictment, I heard the cry of stop thief. I saw the prisoner run across the street from the prosecutor, and the watchman caught hold of him, but he got away. I endeavoured to stop him, but failed just then. He ran to the end of the Old Bethlem, and there I caught hold of him. In the scuffle my had was knockad off, and on stooping to pick it up, he got away again, and ran towards Bishopsgate-street, and the officer Sapwell caught hold of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18160710-45-person366" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am the wife of the last witness. As the prisoner was running past me, he threw something against the church wall, which was the watch I afterwards picked up.</p>
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<p>(Property produced.)</p>
<p>Proseculor. I ca'nt swear to it.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>
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