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<interp inst="t18350202-name-195" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HATTON</persName> </hi>. I am a meat and poultry salesman in Newgate-market, and have a partner. I had six pigs delivered to me for sale on the 29th of January—about half-past five o'clock the next morning, my son gave me information, and one was gone—it weighed fifty-two pounds—it was a dead pig, which is called a porker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18350202-name-196" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SELBOURN</persName> </hi>. I watch the market. On the night of the 29th, I saw six pigs at the prosecutor's premises—a man gave me information—I went and missed one pig—I went as far as the bottom of Holborn-hill—I found the prisoner in the watch-house, with the pig—there was a ticket inside the pig, with the name of Franklin on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18350202-name-197" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BATTON</persName> </hi>. On Friday morning, 30th of January, about twenty minutes to three o'clock, I was calling the time up Robin Hood-court, and observed the prisoner coming down the steps with something on his shoulder—I am a watchman—he saw my lantern, and shyed from me, and turned back—I followed, and took him—he had got a dead pig covered with a coat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>. The pig came from Franklin's.</p>
<p>(The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that he was intoxicated, and had bought the pig in Newgate-street for 5
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<p>(Joseph Perkins, carpenter, Ship-yard; James Clark, publican, Rich
<lb/>mond-street; Robert Hamly; and Sarah Willet, deposed to his good character.)</p>
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