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<interp inst="t18200112-61-person654" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 5th of December, about eight o'clock in the morning, I was in Seven Dials, and saw the two prisoners coming out of Earl-street - I knew them before; they had a bag and a basket. I stopped them at the corner of Belton-street, and asked them what they had got? They said a little victuals. I took them to a public-house, and found it was the articles stated in the indictment. I went to
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<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>
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