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<persName id="t18310908-126-defend1046" type="defendantName"> LOUISA HUMPHRIES
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<persName id="t18310908-126-person1049"> SUSANNAH MITCHINTON
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18310908-126-off686 t18310908-126-crimeloc689"/>. On the 3rd of September I missed a wicker basket from my door; I received information and sent my girl, who brought the prisoner back with the officer, and the basket and brush - she had asked the price of the basket, and I told her 14d., but she bought nothing.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I offered her a 1s. for it, which she took and sent for change. Witness. She did not; I took nothing from her, nor did she offer it - she had a woman with her, and when she came back she put the brush in my face, and said, "What did I give you for this brush?"</p>
<persName id="t18310908-126-person1050"> LEWIS HYAM SMITH
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<interp inst="t18310908-126-person1050" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer. I took the prisoner and another woman - the prisoner had the basket; and the other woman the brush - the prisoner, at the watchhouse, begged to be excused for taking the basket, as the prosecutrix knew her as a neighbour; she had before said she gave 1s. for it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I said I did not want to be taken, and would give up the shilling and basket too. Witness. No, she said she took it - she begged to be excused, and burst into tears.</p>
<persName id="t18310908-126-person1051"> ANN SOMERS
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<interp inst="t18310908-126-person1051" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I work for the prosecutrix. I was sent after the prisoner, and came up to her in Great Chapelstreet, walking with another woman; she had the basket in her hand - I took hold of it, and said she had taken it from mistress' door; she called me a liar, and said she would come back - she then opened the basket, and said to the other woman, "If I stole the basket I did not the brush - take the brush;" the prisoner seemed willing to return, but the other woman raised a mob; the officer came up, and took them back.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. The other woman had the brush in her hand; I said, "Put it into the basket;" I bought the basket, and paid for it.</p>
<persName id="t18310908-126-person1052"> SUSANNAH MITCHINTON
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<interp inst="t18310908-126-verdict690" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> GUILTY </rs>. Aged 29. -
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