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<p>London Cases, Before Mr. Recorder.</p>
<p>58.
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<p>MR.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18231203-58-victim627 t18231203-58-viclabel311"/>, and live in Cateaton-street. On the 14th of November, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I was in
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<interp inst="t18231203-58-person629" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. I took him in charge - he said he was distressed and hungry. I found no money on him. I produce the handkerchief.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="182312030032"/>MR. PARREY. This is another handkerchief, and has been substituted for mine. I put a mark on it in the constable's presence, and here are initials substituted in its stead, it is not my writing - it is the same pattern, but a darker colour; mine had a hole in it, which there is not in this. I am certain I took my handkerchief from him.</p>
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<persName id="t18231203-58-person630"> THOMAS SMITH
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<interp inst="t18231203-58-person630" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . It is the handkerchief the gentleman delivered to me I am certain.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was looking for work, and picked this handkerchief up by Chancery-lane, stood a moment, and then put it under my coat. I had plenty of time to escape.</p>
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