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<persName id="t18300114-132-defend898" type="defendantName"> MARGARET SCULLY
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18300114-132-off709 t18300114-132-cd710"/>, 1 watch, value 3l.; 1 ring, value 2s.; 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; 1 sovereign, 2 half-crowns, 8 shillings, and 4 sixpences, the property of
<persName id="t18300114-132-victim899" type="victimName"> Benjamin Staples
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<p>BENJAMIN STAPLES. I met the prisoner on the 27th of November, at Mr. Holcroft's public-house; she came in there between one and two o'clock in the morning, with another person - I drank with them; I then went home with the prisoner to
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18300114-132-off709 t18300114-132-crimeloc711"/>, and slept there - between nine and ten o'clock in the morning I awoke, and she was gone; I missed my money from the fob of my trousers, which I had kept on; I had a sovereign and 15s. in a purse in my trousers pocket - that was gone, and my handkerchief likewise, which had been in my hat; this is my watch.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never saw the man in my life - he asked me at Bow-street if I knew him, and I said No; he then asked if I lived at such a place, and I said Yes. Witness. I am certain she is the person; I had had a little to drink, but not much.</p>
<persName id="t18300114-132-person900"> EDWARD MARTIN
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<interp inst="t18300114-132-person900" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This watch was pawned with me by a person much stouter than the prisoner, as far as I recollect, on the 28th of November.</p>
<persName id="t18300114-132-person901"> ELIZA THORNTON
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<interp inst="t18300114-132-person901" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live where the prisoner does, and get my bread by needle-work. I was going down that night, and met the prosecutor, the prisoner, and
<persName id="t18300114-132-person902"> Eliza Brown
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<interp inst="t18300114-132-person902" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> coming up with a light - Brown then went out, and they were quiet for some time; the prisoner has been there but a few weeks.</p>
<p>WILLIAM TILLING. I am a Police-officer. On the morning of the robbery I saw the prosecutor, the prisoner, and another young woman, against a coffee-stand in Holborn, about two o'clock; one of them got off the stool, and let the prosecutor into the mud; the prosecutor gave me notice of the robbery the next day - the prisoner has been in the habit of walking Holborn, but I missed her for a fortnight - when I saw her again I took her, and she denied it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. They are swearing false against me.</p>
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