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<p>81.
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<interp inst="t18331128-78-person846" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This house is a beer shop, No. 99,
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<interp inst="t18331128-78-person847" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; about seven o'clock in the evening of the 12th of November, I was up stairs on the lead flat over the yard; I heard some persons come into the yard, and some water splashing; it struck me they were cutting the water pipe; I looked over and saw one man on the look out, and another at the pipe; I ran down and saw the prisoner Smith come in, out of the yard and turn into the tap room; I waited for the other prisoner to come from the yard, but he did not; I then took a candle, went into the yard, and found him; I saw this pipe cut off; I had seen the two prisoners once or twice before.</p>
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<p>Smith. Q. Did you ever know me in custody before? A. I believe you have been: you had better say nothing.</p>
<p>Smith's Defence. I went to take part of a pint of beer, and was taken into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18331128-78-person849" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw him come out of the yard.</p>
<p>Mr. Nicholl's, of Saffron-hill, gave Underwood a good character.</p>
<p>UNDERWOOD -
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<p>SMITH -
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