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<persName id="t18330516-100-person883"> WILLIAM GILES
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<interp inst="t18330516-100-person883" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr.
<persName id="t18330516-100-person884"> Samuel Marks
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<interp inst="t18330516-100-person884" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My master was ill, and on the 2nd of May,
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<persName id="t18330516-100-person885"> Henry Hensleigh
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<interp inst="t18330516-100-person885" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> stopped at my master's door, and left his cloak in the chaise, while he came in to visit my master - I took the cloak out of the chaise, and laid it over the horse's loins, as he was hot; there came a knock at my master's door, and I went in for a moment, but did not take my eye off the horse - I saw the cloak drawn off the horse; I went down the street, and saw the prisoner with the cloak which he was rolling up before him - I said it was mine; he said, he only took it for a lark - he was quite a stranger to me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you never take your eye off the horse? A. No, I only went into the passage - the horse was apt to start; it was my master's horse and chaise which I took to fetch the doctor with.</p>
<persName id="t18330516-100-person886"> WILLIAM FLYNN
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<interp inst="t18330516-100-person886" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going down Ormond-street, and saw the prisoner with the cloak; the witness took it from him; the prisoner then ran up the street, and I followed him - when he got to the top, a man came out of the square, I called to him to stop him, he dodged him till I got up - he said "For God's sake let me go."</p>
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<interp inst="t18330516-100-person887" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (police-constable E 144). I took the prisoner, and have the cloak.</p>
<persName id="t18330516-100-person888"> WILLIAM GILES
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<interp inst="t18330516-100-person888" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This is the cloak, I know it by this rose and thistle; I have had it in my possession several times when I have taken the doctor out.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I did not take it, I pursued the man who did take it, he dropped it, and I took it up and gave it to the witness.</p>
<persName id="t18330516-100-person889"> Richard Oldfield
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