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<persName id="t18290716-123-defend999" type="defendantName"> ELIZABETH SHARP
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<persName id="t18290716-123-person1001"> REBECCA LETTON
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<interp inst="t18290716-123-person1001" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am the wife of Henry Letton, a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18290716-123-victim1000 t18290716-123-viclabel692"/>. On the 23d of June, I went to the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18290716-123-off690 t18290716-123-crimeloc693"/>, on business, and left a bundle tied up in this handkerchief on the table - I went out and forgot my bundle - when I missed it I returned, and it was gone; the officer found it at the prisoner's - it had had some sugar and bacon in it.</p>
<persName id="t18290716-123-person1002"> JAMES PIPER
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<interp inst="t18290716-123-person1002" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I searched the prisoner's house, and found this handkerchief.(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18290716-123-person1003" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with my mother - I went with the prisoner to the Blind Beggar, on the 23d of June; she said to me, "Bring the bundle, Betsey, and let us go;" I took the bundle, and gave it to Mrs. Robinson- the prisoner was inside when I took it, and I am sure she told me to take it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It was Mrs. Robinson told you to take it, you know that well; I live in your mother's house. Witness. You lived at my mother's, and it was you told me to take it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18290716-123-person1004" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am bar-maid at the Blind Beggar. I served these persons with some gin - I saw the prisoner there, and saw the girl take the bundle.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. It was another person told her to take it: I do not know who put the handkerchief in my yard.</p>
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