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<hi rend="italic">police-constable C</hi>67.) On Sunday morning, the 23rd of May, I was in Carlton-terrece, Pall Mall—4 heard footsteps in Lord Palmerston's area—I stopped, and saw the two prisoners there—Smith had the ham, and Hunt had the two pieces of bacon—I called out, and they dropped the articles—I sprung my rattle—two officers came up—we went into the area, and took Smith in a door-way, and Hunt in a dust-hole—I did not see that any bars had been wrenched—the lattice-work of the larder was broken, and the window slipped down sufficiently for a person to enter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hunt</hi>. You say you saw us with the things.
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<lb/>creted the bacon under some hay when you ran dawn again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable C</hi>34.) I was called by the springing of the rattle—I went down the area, and found Smith in a passage—he was eating something—by the side of him was the tongue, and in his pocket a piece of fat—the other officer came down, and fetched Hunt out of the dust-hole—the larder had been broken open.</p>
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<interp inst="t18400615-name-461" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER DUETELI.</persName> </hi>I am cook in the family of Lord Henry John Viscount Palmerston; he is an Irish peer. His larder was all safe the night before this, and the lattice-work was safe—I saw it after the officer had taken the prisoner—it was then broken—I saw the ham and other things—I believe they were what I had left in the larder.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hunt's Defence</hi>. I was going past with this man; we saw these things in the area; we got over and got them; then we saw the policeman, and put them down.</p>
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