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<p>1602.
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<p>WILLIAM HENRY WHITEHEAD. I am a
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<p>JOHN
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<interp inst="t18310908-74-person692" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was walking a little behind my uncle, and saw the prisoner put his hand into the pocket and pull the handkerchief out; I told my uncle immediately - the prisoner put the handkerchief into his pocket, but when I told my uncle he took it out, and threw it on the ground.(Property produced and sworn to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was walking in the passage - there were several persons there; a person tapped me on the shoulder and said, I had picked that gentleman's pocket.</p>
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