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<persName id="t18290115-127-defend997" type="defendantName"> JOHN SHEPHERD
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<persName id="t18290115-127-person999"> CHARLES EVANS
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<interp inst="t18290115-127-person999" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. I stopped the prisoner in Cromer-street, about a quarter before two o'clock, on Christmas morning, with these articles inside his coat; I asked what he was going to do with them - he said he was trying to sell them; I asked where he lived - he said, any where where he could get money.</p>
<persName id="t18290115-127-person1000"> THOMAS ROWE
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18290115-127-off662 t18290115-127-crimeloc664"/>. My workshop was broken open; it is about half a mile from Cromer-street; the prisoner left my shop about three o'clock, on Christmas-eve, and swore he would have something of mine before it was long - I let him work in my shop, because he said he had some work to do; he had two children, and nobody would let him work - these articles had been in a secret place in my shop, and nobody but him knew where they were; the door had not been broken, but a part of the partition had.</p>
<p>The prisoner pleaded poverty.</p>
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<p>Recommended to Mercy. -
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