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<p>789.
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18190526-21-off115 t18190526-21-crimeloc118"/>. On the 11th of February I lost two sheets from the back of my house, where they hung to dry - I saw them again at the latter end of March. A person might get over the wall into the yard.</p>
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<persName id="t18190526-21-person240"> JANE PRIEST
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<interp inst="t18190526-21-person240" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in George-street, Hampstead-road. I lived in Crane's house at Camden Town - I lived there three or four months. About the end of March last I sold the prisoner a pair of breeches for 5 s.; he said if I would meet him at night he would give me the money. I saw him a few evenings after - he said he had not got the money, but he had got the duplicate of a pair of sheets, which I should have for 3 s., and he would give me the other 2 s. as soon as he could. I did not give him a positive answer, but he left the ticket with me till he could pay me; he said they were his, and that they were a very nice pair. I gave the ticket to Davis; this is it - (looking at it.)</p>
<p>Prisoner. Q. Did you not say that Davis was to pay you so much a day to false swear yourself - A. No.</p>
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<persName id="t18190526-21-person241"> WILLIAM GAFTON
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<interp inst="t18190526-21-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Dobree, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square. This pair of sheets were pledged at our shop, I did not take them in. The duplicate produced is the one given for them. I have the counterpart. They were pledged on the 11th of February, in the name of Leslie.</p>
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<persName id="t18190526-21-person242"> JOHN DAVIS
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<persName id="t18190526-21-person244"> CHARLOTTE LESLIE
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<interp inst="t18190526-21-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . (This witness refused to be sworn, and was recommitted - see page 279 last Session.)</p>
<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I never took any thing.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>
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