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<p>1014.
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<p>MR.
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<interp inst="t18240603-199-person1707" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in Holborn, and observed the prisoner and two other boys pass me, and go up to Mr. Heath; the prisoner put his hand into Mr Heath's pocket, and was in the act of drawing a handkerchief out, when I collared him, and said,</p>
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