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<interp inst="t18370918-name-411" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL WATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a brass finisher, and live in Upper Rathbone place. I heard an alarm of "Stop thief"—the prisoner was running in Middle-row—he turned the corner, and just at the oil-shop door dropped the handkerchief and ran three or four yards further, when the prosecutor collared him.</p>
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