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<p>471.
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<p>Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were you quite sober? A. Yes; I went on Monday morning to the watch-house keeper.</p>
<p>THOMAS DAVIES. I was at the public-house, and saw Lee there, and the prisoners - I saw Collins hand a watch to Cornby, who walked off with it; I suppose he went out - I did not see the others go.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Q.What are you? A. A shoemaker; this was up in a corner in the tap-room - I do not think it was the girl's own watch; I did not give an alarm that moment, but when I was asked, I did - I thought it looked rather suspicious, for the girl to give the man the watch, and he to go out with it: I did not know who it belonged to - Cornby came back to the place, but did not stop; he was not taken that night - he could not be found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18300114-238-person1615" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I just stepped into the house, being rather cold; I saw these two girls right and left of the prosecutor - they were trying his pockets; the young woman took the watch from his pocket and the signal was given to Cornby - I went to the bar and told a young woman; Cornby went out and returned to the tap-room in about ten minutes.</p>
<p>MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Did you ever say that John David Ousley went out with the watch? A. No; he crossed to the end of the table, but the others went out with the watch.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Q.Then he had no part in stealing it? A. No - I saw it delivered from one to the other - Cornby was on the side of me with a basket, but had no fruit in it; he was not near, nor aiding, or assisting in stealing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18300114-238-person1616" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the two female prisoners on the night of the robbery, and Ousley on the 7th of January, from information which I received; he said he knew who had the watch, but he would see us d-d before he would tell us.</p>
<p>John David Ousley. I did not say any thing of the kind.</p>
<p>Cornby's Defence. I had apples - I went in, and Collins sold them to the landlord's sister for 6d.</p>
<p>Collins' Defence. I went and sold the apples, and when I came back this young woman asked me to have a drop of something to drink; I took it, went to the fireplace, and was there when the man said he had lost his watch.</p>
<p>WILLIAM COLLINS. I am a constable of Chelsea. I have a certificate of the conviction of
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<p>COLLINS -
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<p>CORNBY -
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