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<p>Second London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</p>
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<p>JOHN BROWNE JONES, I live in Edmund-place, Aldersgate-street, and am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18330411-136-off757 t18330411-136-crimeloc760"/>, nearly past the Bell and Crown; I missed my handkerchief - I saw the prisoner immediately behind me; I turned and took him, and took my handkerchief from his pocket - he begged of me not to take him up, saying he would never do the like again; this is my handkerchief.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.How long have you had it. A.Some time; it is not hemmed - I had it twelve months, but had not used it much; I had used it before that day - I know it because I have another exactly like it; I do not know whether the prisoner had a handkerchief of his own - I felt outside his trousers, felt this handkerchief, and took it from him.</p>
<p>COURT. Q.Where did you keep your handkerchief when you had it not in your pocket? A.With the rest of my clothes, in a box at home; I have had it about my person two or three times - the prisoner asked me to forgive him; one of these handkerchiefs had been washed.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Q.Which side of the Bell and Crown was this? A. On the City side; I do not know where the City ends, but it is somewhere in Holborn.</p>
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