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<p>1518.
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<interp inst="t18331017-112-person1086" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable of Hounslow. On the 28th of September, about ten o'clock in the morning; I saw the prisoner at Hounslow, which is about seven miles from Shepperton, he was offering two pigs for sale - a master-butcher, named West, said, that he thought by the price at which the prisoner offered them they had been stolen; I said, I thought so too, and I went and took him; he said, they were his brother's pigs, who lived at Egham, and he had been distrained on for rent, and he sent him to sell them - I took him into custody, but did not make him any promise or threat; but he said, "It will be better for me to tell the truth;" I said, "Mind, I do not ask you to tell me;" he then said, "They are stolen pigs, but I did not steal them" - I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18331017-112-person1087" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . These pigs were the property of my sister, Juliet Winch; she lives at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18331017-112-off612 t18331017-112-crimeloc614"/> - I had seen them safe on the 27th of September, in an enclosed yard; I saw them again on the Monday following, and knew them; they weighed eleven or twelve stone each, and were worth about 45s. each - I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t18331017-112-person1088"> SAMUEL COSTER
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<interp inst="t18331017-112-person1088" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am in the employ of Mrs. Juliet Winch; these pigs were safe on the Friday evening, about seven o'clock; I missed them at half-past five o'clock the next morning - I have seen them since, and know them to be my mistress's.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was employed by
<persName id="t18331017-112-person1089"> George Cooper
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<persName id="t18331017-112-person1090"> John Webb
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<interp inst="t18331017-112-person1090" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , of the Half-Moon, public-house, Dulwich, and Mr. May, of Herne-hill, gave the prisoner a good character.</p>
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