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<persName id="t18170416-152-person1152"> GEORGE PRIEST
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18170416-152-victim1151 t18170416-152-viclabel799"/>. On the 29th of March, I had twenty-four panes of glass cut out of two sashes, at a building, in
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<persName id="t18170416-152-person1153"> HENRY DODD
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<interp inst="t18170416-152-person1153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a brick-maker. On the 29th of March, about seven o'clock in the morning, I was going home, and saw the prisoner by an archway, in a ditch, in Hoxton-fields - He was pulling several turfs of grass up, and putting them under the archway - He saw me, and I
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<persName id="t18170416-152-person1154"> THOMAS ETTERIDGE
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<interp inst="t18170416-152-person1154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I pursued the prisoner, accompanied by Dodd - We followed him quite close, till he got to Moorfields - He sat down there, and had the basket between his legs - I said you have left part of your load behind - He said, no - I told him it was like the glass that was under the turf - I secured him at the corner of Brokers'-row - He threw the basket down, and broke the glass - He said, if I would let him go, he would say where he got it - He said, it was taken out, and given to him - He tell down on purpose, and trod on the glass - He said, it was of no use to him, and should be to no one else, and it was his own basket, and he would do as he liked with it - I tried the squares with the sashes - They exactly fitted.</p>
<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>
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