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<p>318.
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<lb/>ber</rs>, 1 hat, value 5
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods of
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<lb/>versmith and pawnbroker, in Farringdon-street On the evening of the 27th of December I was in the shop, and saw the prisoner about half-past seven o'clock, as I was engaged serving a customer—I observed the pri
<lb/>soner come and take a hat off a peg—he ran off across the road—I pur
<lb/>sued and took him with the hat in his possession—he made a desperate resistance, and tried to get away, but I succeeded in keeping him—he did not strike me, but tried to get from my grasp—this is my master's hat.</p>
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