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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18190421-231-off1291 t18190421-231-crimeloc1292"/>. On the 15th of March, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I missed the sheets off the railing at the back of the house, where they hung to dry. The persons must have climbed over a high wall to get them. They were safe an hour before. I saw nobody in the yard. The officer brought them to me about a fortnight after, and I knew them to be our's - the marks were taken off. Only four were found - I lost six.</p>
<persName id="t18190421-231-person2170"> JOHN DAVIS
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<interp inst="t18190421-231-person2170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a patrol of Bow-street. In consequence of information which I received, I went to the house of the witness Leslie, and found in the kitchen, where she lives, two pair of sheets. It was at No. 3, Little Ogle-street. This was a fortnight after the 15th of March, Searle saw them, and claimed them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Q. What relation is Leslie to the prisoners - A. She is sister to the Cranes.</p>
<persName id="t18190421-231-person2171"> CHARLOTTE LESLIE
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<interp inst="t18190421-231-person2171" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This witness appeared in Court, but refused to be sworn, and was committed.</p>
<persName id="t18190421-231-person2172"> HENRY HOWARD
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<interp inst="t18190421-231-person2172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am watch-house-keeper of St. Pancras. I was in company with Davis, when we found
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<persName id="t18190421-231-person2174"> ANN WILSON
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<interp inst="t18190421-231-person2174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at No. 10, Southampton-place, Camden-town. I am a single woman. I know the three prisoners, and I know
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<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoners at her house - A. No, I did not see them.</p>
<p>Q. You are sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, did you ever see these sheets - A. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. What were you bound over to prove - A. I really do not know. I was examined at Bow-street.</p>
<p>Q. What did you prove there - A. I really do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What did you swear there - A. I saw a bundle come up one evening.</p>
<p>Q. Do not prevaricate, I must hear all you know; are you any relation of either of the prisoners - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did either of them live at No. 10, Southampton-place - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know them - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know them all three - A. Yes; I have known them all three from children.</p>
<p>Q. Now you know what you have said on a former occasion, where did
<persName id="t18190421-231-person2176"> Edward Crane
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<interp inst="t18190421-231-person2176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> live - A. At No. 2, Southampton-place.</p>
<persName id="t18190421-231-person2177">Q. </persName> Were you with him about a fortnight before the prisoners were taken up - A. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Were you ever in his company on a Monday - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long before he was taken up - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. When were you at Bow-street, the 1st of April, was it not - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. How long before you were at Bow-street, were you in company with
<persName id="t18190421-231-person2178"> Edward Crane
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<interp inst="t18190421-231-person2178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at Southampton-place - A. I do not think I had been in his place for a fortnight or three weeks.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was it - A. I cannot recollect.</p>
<p>Q. Mind that you are on your oath - A. I am, and would not wish to take a false oath.</p>
<persName id="t18190421-231-person2179">Q. </persName> Whatever day it was, were you alone with him when you first went to No. 2, Southampton-place - A. No, I was not alone.</p>
<p>Q. At what time of the day did you go there - A. About five or six o'clock in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Was he alone then - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did any other persons come into your company while you was with him - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Before you left him did any others come in - A. Miles M'Cabe came in.</p>
<p>Q. Anybody else - A. No, I did not see anybody else.</p>
<p>Q. Did anybody else come in - A. I do not recollect.</p>
<p>Q. Do you swear that - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then nobody else came in - A. Not for a great while after M'Cabe came.</p>
<p>Q. Did anybody else come in before Miles M'Cabe left A. No, I really cannot recollect.</p>
<p>Q. While you was with
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<interp inst="t18190421-231-person2180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , did anybody else come in - A. I cannot recollect.</p>
<p>Q. Did M'Cabe bring any thing - A. He brought a bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Was it large or small - A. Very small.</p>
<p>Q. What did it contain - A. I do not know; I did not look at it.</p>
<persName id="t18190421-231-person2181">Q. </persName> Did it contain linen, or boxes, or iron, or what - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dry or wet - A. I do not know; I did not take notice.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it in your sight - A. While I was there.</p>
<p>Q. How long were you there - A. Only a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. You was there only a quarter of an hour after Miles M'Cabe came in - A. No, only a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. During that quarter of an hour that you was there, I ask you, on your oath, did anybody else come into the same room with you and M'Cabe while you was there - A. I really cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. You are called upon as a witness to speak the truth, I now ask you if anybody else came in - A. I really cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell the truth when you was at Bow-street - A. I do not know.</p>
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<p>Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</p> </div1></div0>

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