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<p>393.
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<interp inst="t18290115-128-person1005" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. Between three and four o'clock in the morning of the 16th of December, I was in George-street, Spitalfields; I saw the prisoner pass with a bag in his hand - I knew him, and said, "Fred. what have you got there?" he then walked on quicker, went up a court, and was trying to get in at his own door; I went up, and said, "Where is the bag?" he said,"I had no bag; I looked about, and saw this bag, with two ducks in it - as soon as he saw me take it up, he absconded, and I did not see him again till Friday, the 19th; he was eighty or a hundred yards from the prosecutor's when I saw him.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18290115-128-off667 t18290115-128-crimeloc669"/>. On the morning of the 16th of December, I lost these two ducks out of my yard, which is enclosed by a wall from seven to eight feet high; I know them to be mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I do not know any thing about them.
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