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<interp inst="t18350302-name-702" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOAG</persName> </hi>. I was in my parlour adjoining my shop, on the 27th of February—I heard a noise at the shop door—I went out, and saw the prisoner with the handle of the door in his hand, as if opening it to go out—he asked if I could recommend him to a situation—I said, "No"—he then went out, and when he got a short distance, I saw him run—I looked about my shop, and missed a flageolet—I pursued and caught him—he struggled a good deal, and this flageolet fell from him—it is the pro
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. A young man dropped this flageolet under a cab, I took it up and put it into my side-pocket, and this man took me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. He took it a little after three o'clock—I had seen it safe-at twelve o'clock—there had been one person in the shop, who asked the price of some instru
<lb/>ment—when I took the prisoner he begged me to let him go, said it was his first offence, and he would not do it any more.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy</hi>.—
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