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<p>1687.
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<p>SECOND COUNT, stating his intent to be to rob him.</p>
<p>WILLIAM McKENZIE. I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18260914-375-off2109 t18260914-375-crimeloc2112"/>. On the 31st of July I was going home, about twelve o'clock at night: I found the gate shut, and could not get in; I went and stood in the middle of the street for the gate to be opened; the prisoner came and asked me twice if I did not want a lodging; I said No; he asked me a third time, and I told him to go along - he then ran with his full force against me, and pushed me down, struck me on the chest, and got hold of the ribbon of my watch; he very nearly got it, but I prevented it - I then felt his hand in my pocket; I heard the watchman coming - he then took to his heels, and ran off - the watchman followed, and took him; I lost sight of him, but I am sure he is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18260914-375-person1971" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the watchman. On the 1st of August I took the prisoner, between twelve and one o'clock - McKenzie was in the road, and nobody near him - he was so alarmed and hurt he could hardly speak - he said he should know the man, and pointed which way he ran; I could not see him, but in a short time another watchman was driving the prisoner along, and desired me to see him out of the parish, as he was a bad character; I took him to the watch-house, and fetched McKenzie to the watch-house - he immediately said he was the man; there was nobody else near - McKenzie had been drinking, but was not intoxicated.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. There were two watchman driving
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