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<persName id="t18321129-222-defend1950" type="defendantName"> ELIZABETH MILLS
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<persName id="t18321129-222-person1953"> THOMAS WHITMORE
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<interp inst="t18321129-222-person1953" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Lower-street, Islington. This rug was in my cart at the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18321129-222-off1254 t18321129-222-crimeloc1256"/>; the cart stood in an open shed; about four o'clock I drove home, and then missed the rug.</p>
<persName id="t18321129-222-person1954"> TIMOTHY DONOVAN
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<interp inst="t18321129-222-person1954" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Policeman. On the 19th of November, about eleven o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Aylesbury-street, in front of a public-house door - I stopped her about twelve o'clock at night, with this rug concealed about her - she said she bought it at a pawnbroker's in Aldersgate-street that evening, she could not tell me the name, nor point out the house; the prosecutor saw it next day at Hatton-garden; the marks are picked out, but the needle-holes are still there, which shows the prosecutor's initials.</p>
<persName id="t18321129-222-person1955"> JAMES ETHERIDGE
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<interp inst="t18321129-222-person1955" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a public-house in Aylesbury-street. On Monday evening, the 19th of November, a little girl and three loose characters came in; the girl said, "Let me leave this for Mrs. Mills;" I put it behind the counter; and late in the evening the prisoner came in and went out, while I was engaged; I did not see it in her possession; I have employed her at times, and would do so again.</p>
<persName id="t18321129-222-person1956"> WILLIAM MASON
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<interp inst="t18321129-222-person1956" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Policeman. I saw a young man, whom I knew very well, standing with the prisoner, and two others stood at a distance - I saw them go to the White Hart public-house, which Etheridge keeps; and just before twelve o'clock, the prisoner came up to the public-house door - the young men were in the house - they came out, crossed over, and stood there; the prisoner watched the Policeman round his beat, and when he was out of sight, she went in, and brought out the rug - I was concealed; I followed, and they were all taken; the others were discharged.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I go out charing - I was returning, and called to know if Eldridge wanted me, as I worked for him, but he was engaged; I came out, and three young men said, "Mrs. Mills, will you go in and fetch a bundle for us?" I went in, and before I could get to them the Policeman took me.</p>
<p>GUILTY. Aged 27.</p>
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