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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18181202-29-off165 t18181202-29-crimeloc168"/>, just as the procession of the Lord Mayor had passed, a gentleman asked me if I had lost anything, I immediately missed my snuff-box out of my pocket, which was safe five minutes before. The gentleman pointed the prisoner out to me, and said he was the man - he was alone. I went up to him, and charged him with taking my snuff-box. He denied it, and gave it to me, saying somebody must have put it into his hand, but how, he did not know - I gave him in charge.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. I believe you know him, he was in great distress - A. I have heard so - I have heard he was a teacher of languages.</p>
<persName id="t18181202-29-person383"> JOHN THOMPSON
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<interp inst="t18181202-29-person383" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. I was on duty in Bridge-street; a gentleman pointed the prisoner out. I was close to him; the prosecutor charged the prisoner with taking his snuff-box, which he denied, and then produced it - the prosecutor claimed it; I took him into custody, and found four handkerchiefs, two in his waistcoat pocket, and several duplicates, a 1 l. note, two sixpences, and a bad shilling on him. Two other handkerchiefs were either in his breeches or breeches-pocket.</p>
<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. As I was coming from the bridge there was a crash, I saw the box fall, and took it up; the prosecutor demanded it. I said, is this your's, and gave it to him - the handkerchiefs were my own.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</p> </div1></div0>

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