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<p>953.
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<interp inst="t18290409-274-person2508" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner take the ham out of Mr. Parratt's window, in
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<interp inst="t18290409-274-person2509" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner run, and three more in front of him; I passed the prisoner, thinking the others had the ham, but they had not; I then turned, and took the prisoner with this ham, which is my master's, Mr.
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. This gentleman passed me, and said, "Where is that bacon?" I had not any - I took this up from the ground, and said, "I suppose this is it."</p>
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