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<p>HENRY WILLIAMS. I am son of the last witness; the shovel was missing. That morning when I got up to go to town I missed two; they must have been taken between seven and eleven o'clock that night. The yard gate was not fastened.</p>
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<interp inst="t18191027-57-person597" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I met the prisoner in New-lane, and took the shovel from him. He said it was Robinson's, and had his mark on it. I took it from him, and at daylight I discovered W W on it. I then took it to Mr. Williams.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I said it was not Robinson's. I found the shovel in the field with the bag.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.</p> </div1></div0>
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