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<hi rend="largeCaps">LYDIA SCOTFORD</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18441125-155-offence-1 t18441125-name-911"/>Maria Dent</persName>: 2 brushes, 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 9 lbs. weight of soap, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 11 sheets of sand paper, 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 5 yards of linen sheeting, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 1 towel, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 5 yards of ribbon, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 1 pair of gloves, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and 2 printed books. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18441125-name-913" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA DENT</persName> </hi>. I am needlewoman to Mr. George Scholey. The pri
<lb/>soner was his housemaid—I received a bundle from my mistress at the kitchen door—the prisoner was then gone up stairs—I believe my mistress got the bundle out of the carriage—I examined the bundle—it contained a bed
<lb/>quilt, a round towel, some pieces of soap, and other things—they were my master's, Mr. George Scholey.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What do you know this counterpane by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two small holes in it—it is rather old—there is no particular shape about these holes—I can identify this round towel—she said she was very sorry.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was she charged with stealing these things?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and she said she was very sorry, she could not tell what made her do it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18441125-name-914" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Bullock</persName>, Esq</hi>.</p> </div1></div0>
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