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<p>1038.
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<p>JAMES RITCHIE. I am a
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<interp inst="t18250519-183-person945" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the two prisoners follow this gentleman and another - I saw them go behind Mr. Ritchie, and Turner took the handkerchief, and put it between them - Norman then took it from him and put it under his small clothes; I took hold of them and Norman fell down with it in his trowsers.</p>
<p>(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
<p>TURNER'S Defence. As I was going along Fleet-street, I saw Norman before me, he stooped and picked up something, turned round and asked me if this was my handkerchief - I said no, and then the officer came and took us.</p>
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