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<p>1045.
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<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
<p>CLARK'S Defence. I never touched it.</p>
<p>FREEMAN's Defence. It was thrown into my hand.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>
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