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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18410405-1257-offence-1 t18410405-cd-222"/>24th of March</rs>, 1 mare, price 4
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<lb/>perty of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18410405-name-1402" type="given" value="WILLIAM PAUL"/>WILLIAM PAUL MELLISH</persName> </hi>. I live at Wands-worth. On the 24th of March I had a brown mare with three white feet, a white face, and a long tail—I turned her out on Wands worth-common, and fettered her feet to prevent her straying—next morning, at six o'clock, she was gone—I gave infor
<lb/>mation at the station, and on the Friday the prisoner Knight was brought to me in custody, in Smithfield—I went with him to White's slaughter-house in Whitechapel, and found my mare there—the prisoner was allowed to go away—the mare had her tail cut, and her heels trimmed when I found her—she had cost me 4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. four months before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18410405-name-1403" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 18, James-street, Walworth. The pri
<lb/>soner Knight took a house of me on the 20th of March—he was alone—I saw him in the house on the 25th of March, and Taylor was riding a horse up and down the street—he went to the house where Knight was, got off the horse, led it through into the yard, and tied it up—it had a white face—next morning I saw Taylor in the yard, trimming the horse—Knight was present.</p>
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<p>morning Knight brought me the mare in question, and wanted a sovereign for it—he said he came from White-square, Clapham—I asked who re
<lb/>commended him to me—he said, a gentleman in Berraondsey-street—I asked where he lived himself—he said, in White-square, Clapham—I offered him 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for her—he went outside with her, came back, and said he would take 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for her, which I gave him—in consequence of information, I went out afterwards to look after Knight—I found him with Taylor, at Aldgate—they were walking together—I brought him back to my shed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18410405-name-1405" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM READ</persName> </hi>. I apprehended the prisoners together.</p>
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