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<persName id="t18300114-91-defend669" type="defendantName"> JAMES WEST
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<persName id="t18300114-91-person672"> THOMAS BAKER
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18300114-91-victim671 t18300114-91-viclabel503"/>. On the 4th of December, between six and seven o'clock. I was in a cart, going home from market, just by Knightsbridge-barracks- the prisoner was in the cart with me; I had employed him to go with me with a sack of potatoes, and then he helped me to load some dung; my money was in my jacket pocket - I had two sovereigns in a box; as soon as the prisoner left the cart I missed it, and when I got to the public-house I found the bottom of my pocket was cut; I took one of the horses, and gailoped down the road, knowing where he lived - I examined the bottom of the cart, and the money was not there, but there was a shilling. which he had dropped there; there was no hole in the cart - I had felt his hand in my waistcoat pocket, and asked if he was feeling for a bit of tobacco.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He was so intoxicated he could not get into the cart. Witness. No, I was not; there were four or five of us had three pots of half and half.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He was tossing with the landlord and landlady for five or six half pints of gin. Witness. No, 1 was not.</p>
<persName id="t18300114-91-person673"> JAMES COOK
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<interp inst="t18300114-91-person673" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable of Hammersmith. I was sent for to the Red Coy, and saw the prosecutor, who said he had been robbed; he gave the same account that he has to-day, and was quite sober - I went for me prisoner, but could not find him: I heard he was in White-cross-street, where he gave him-self up to an execution; I charged him with the theft, and he said he knew nothing of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. This constable came where I was. and I said, "You are looking after me, are you?" he said Yes - I petitioned the Thatched-house Company, and got out; I am as innocent as any person in this place.</p>
<p>JURY to
<persName id="t18300114-91-person674"> THOMAS BAKER
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<interp inst="t18300114-91-person674" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. Did you stop at any place from the time of delivering the potatoes? A. No -I got in at the Ship, in St. James'-street, where I received 3l. for the potatoes; the prisoner told me to get in, and he would drive for me.</p>
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