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<persName id="t18300114-233-person1559"> DANIEL MESMAN
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<interp inst="t18300114-233-person1559" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 12th of January, about half-past three o'clock, I was crossing towards the Haymarket; a man tapped me on the shoulder, said "You have lost your handkerchief, and here is the lad I saw pick your pocket;" I turned, and he had my handkerchief; I took it, and collared the prisoner - I gave him to the officer with it.</p>
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<persName id="t18300114-233-person1560"> GEORGE WATSON
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