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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods of
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<lb/>chandler. At half-past twelve o'clock at noon, on the 15th of July, I placed a towel and a waistcoat across the bannister of my landing-place, to dry—I did not miss them, as I was not at home—these are them (
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<interp inst="t18380820-name-530" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER PAINE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Paine, and live on the second floor of the same house. About two o'clock that afternoon I was coming out of my room, and saw the prisoner going out with these things—I asked what he wanted—he said a person of the name of Lush—I said no such person lived there—I then asked what he wanted of him—he said he bad got a waistcoat for him—I asked him to let me look at it—I found it was my brother's waistcoat, and the towel—I stopped him and the things—the prosecutor is my brother.</p>
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