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<persName id="t18260112-176-defend934" type="defendantName"> MARIA HENCH
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18260112-176-off986 t18260112-176-crimeloc988"/>; the prisoner and her husband have had a furnished room of me since last June. On Saturday week I went up and asked her for my table cloth - she said she could not give it me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18260112-176-person936" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a beadle, and have nine duplicates which were handed to me by the prosecutor - one relates to the table cloth. I have made application to her husband, who is a very respectable man, and he will have nothing to do with it; I asked the prisoner how she came to pawn these things, she said she did it on account of her husband being bad in bed. I took the prosecutrix to the pawnbroker's, and she swore to all the things.</p>
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