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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HARBOUR</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18410201-725-offence-1 t18410201-cd-136"/>3rd of February</rs>, 1 pocket-book, value 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 8 sovereigns, 3 half-sovereigns, and 9 bills of exchange, amounting together to 701
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the property of
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<interp inst="t18410201-name-801" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DELVEAU</persName> </hi>. I am a harp-maker. On the evening of the 3rd of February, I was at the Hanover-square Concert-rooms, sitting on one of the benches—I had, in my coat-pocket, a pocket book containing the money and bills of exchange stated—it was quite secure at the time—after I had been in the room a short time, I missed it—I immediately gave no
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<p>went out with me, and stopped the prisoner in the street—he struggled, and would not come back into the rooms—I did not see my pocket-book then, but I heard it fall down an area—I saw a person pick it up—the concert was just beginning—the persons were not going away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any other Christian name but James?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18410201-name-802" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GOODCHILD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable A</hi> 36.) I was on duty at the Hano
<lb/>ver-square Concert-rooms, and saw the prisoner coining out of the parlour from the Concert-room—I heard him ask for a check, which would au
<lb/>thorise him to come back again without paying—he had been one of the audience—he then walked into Hanover-street—the prosecutor imme
<lb/>diately afterwards came, and told me he had been robbed of hit pocket-book—Itold him to follow me, and went after the prisoner—I touched him on the left arm, and said, "My good gentleman, 1 beg your pardon, but you have just come out of the Concert-rooms"—he said, "I have not"—I said, "You have"—he said, "What rooms?"—I said, "The Hanover-rooms"—he said, "So help me G—, I was never there, and don't know where they are"—I said, "You are the person I let out of the parlour, you must go back with me, you are charged with robbing a gen
<lb/>tleman, and if you are an innocent man, you will go bark without any re
<lb/>sistance"—he resisted as much as he possibly could—when I got him to the door of the rooms, he hung his right arm round the iron railing!—he bad his great coat hanging on his arm—he took the pocket-book out of his coat with his left hand, and threw it down the area—I said to the prosecu
<lb/>tor, "There goes the book down the area," and before the words were well out of my mouth, the book dropped into the area, and a sovereign and a half dropped in the area.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew nothing of him before, I believe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never had him in custody, but I have seen him before, I do not know where.</p>
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