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<interp inst="t18280703-107-person691" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a driver to Messrs. Ridges. This wheel is their property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18280703-107-person692" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am watchman to Messrs. Samuel and John Ridge. I know this wheel is their property - I saw it on Tuesday-week last.</p>
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<interp inst="t18280703-107-person693" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going over Bishop Bonner's field on Wednesday evening the 25th of June, and saw the two prisoners and another person; Dove had got this wheel - he threw it down and ran away; I saw Mr. Payne at Mr. Ridge's - he went to the steam-engine and missed it; I have compared it - it seems to fit exactly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18280703-107-person694" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with West and saw Dove throw down this wheel - I took it up.</p>
<p>ANDREW'S Defence. I went to my father on the canal; on returning I saw Dove fishing and he said "What have I got? come and help me carry this" we went and got it out of the water - it was half in and half out.</p>
<p>DOVES' Defence. I was catching fish with James Rosamond - he saw this wheel and said "Come and help me get it out - another boy said he saw it there at four o'clock in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18280703-107-person695" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There was a boy in the brick-fields who said he had seen it there three or four days; we saw no mark of a wheel near the water, but there were the marks of footsteps - it is about ten yards from the steam-engine; the wheel was wrapped up in Dove's jacket and tied with a rope.</p>
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