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<p>165.
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<interp inst="t18281204-166-person1368" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer. I stopped the prisoner near Robin Hood-lane, Poplar, on the 28th of November, with these seven sheets, which he said he found in a field between the East and West India Dock-road; he at first told me they were rags.(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
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