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<interp inst="t18280703-108-person698" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am the wife of Henry Smith. I lost a gown on the 1st of July; I had seen it safe on the table in my parlour the night before - the parlour adjoins my shop, which is in
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<interp inst="t18280703-108-person699" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. I took in this gown of the prisoner on the 1st of July.</p>
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<interp inst="t18280703-108-person700" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . From the description the pawnbroker gave me, I went to the first-floor back room of the house where the prisoner lived - she was a long time before she would let me in; I said I wanted her to go to the pawnbroker's - I at last got her out; she said I had no occasion to take her to the pawnbroker's, she was guilty and had taken the gown.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I picked it up as I was going for milk - I did not steal it; I did pawn it, but it was through distress.</p>
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