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<interp inst="t18390916-name-400" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live at the bottom of Cross-lane, Long-acre. On the 26th of August, a cart of goods belonging to Mr. Driver was left in my care in the market—a young man gave me information, and I went down James-street, and gave the prisoner into custody—the policeman took the basket of beans off his shoulder—he said a man gave him 2
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<interp inst="t18390916-name-401" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TIBBS</persName> </hi>. I live in Princes-court. I was in Covent Garden Market at half-past one o'clock in the morning, on the 26th of August—I saw the prisoner take a basket of beans from the side of Driver's cart, put it on his shoulder, walk under an archway, come out, and walk up James-street—I went and told the porter, who followed him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18390916-name-402" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN WHEATLET</persName> </hi>. I am a policeman. The prisoner was given into my custody—he said the basket was given to him, with 2
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was standing at the bottom of James-street, a person came to me and said, "Young man, be so good as to take this for me"—I did not know they were stolen—I took the basket on my shoulder, and went up James-street, which is the most populous place in the market, and if I had known they had been stolen I should not have gone in among the gardeners and porters in the market.</p>
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