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<p>1424.
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods of
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<interp inst="t18390408-name-1487" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HONEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Stratford, in Essex, and am a shoemaker. On the 28th of March, about a quarter to nine o'clock in the evening, I was in the room adjoining my shop—I saw the prisoner in the shop, taking two pairs of boots out of the window—he must have lifted the latch to come in—I saw him leave the house, and put the boots in the corner of the next house, which is a public-house, and then cross the road—I followed and secured him—I left him in care of the neighbours, and went and got the boots—I took him about twenty yards from the shop—he saw me follow
<lb/>ing him, and ran.</p>
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<interp inst="t18390408-name-1488" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARTLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of West Ham. The prisoner was given into my custody, with the boots.</p>
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