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<persName id="t18220220-74-defend800" type="defendantName"> MARY BUDD
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18220220-74-off393 t18220220-74-crimeloc395"/>. My daughter Mary Ann is seven years old. On the 1st of February, between twelve and two o'clock, I gave her leave to play in the court with her skipping rope; she had a row of beads and a coat on; she came in in a short time without them, crying, and complained of being robbed. She was playing in the court ten or twelve days after, and ran in to me. I went out and called to a man to lay hold of the prisoner. I pursued and took her in Southampton-street, running towards Covent-Garden, and told her she had stolen my child's neck-lace. She denied it, and said, I had no authority to take her, as I was not an officer. I took her back - the child came down, and said she was the girl who had robbed her. She denied it. I sent for Trueman, who was with the child, and she said she was the girl.</p>
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<interp inst="t18220220-74-person806" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My father is a shoe-maker, and lives in Denmark-court. I was playing with Murphy; she had a coat on and beads. I saw the prisoner take her down the court, but did not see where she took her to. I saw her again in about two hours, going to look for her coat. I am sure the prisoner is the girl. I have known her some years.</p>
<persName id="t18220220-74-person807"> WILLIAM NESBITT
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<interp inst="t18220220-74-person807" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am street-keeper. I apprehended her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was confined to my bed at the time with a fever.</p>
<persName id="t18220220-74-person808"> SUSAN TORFTS
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<interp inst="t18220220-74-person808" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge in the same house as the prisoner. She had a very bad illness, and was not able to go out till after Saturday, 2nd of February. I enquired about her every day.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</p> </div1></div0>

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