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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD BIRD</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18470705-1573-offence-1 t18470705-cd-4"/>26th of June</rs>, 1 coat, value 3
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1 card-case, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1 pair of gloves, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and 1 key, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18470705-1573-offence-1 t18470705-name-150"/>Francis James Hartridge</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18470705-name-151" type="given" value="FRANCIS JAMES"/>FRANCIS JAMES HARTRIDGE.</persName> </hi> I am a clerk, employed at No. 14, Gresham-street. On the 26th of June I had a coat there, hanging up behind the door—I saw it safe at one o'clock, and afterwards missed it—this now produced is it—it had in the pockets two books, a card-case, a pair of gloves, and a key, which are here now—they are all my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18470705-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BEST.</persName> </hi> On the 26th of June, a little after four o'clock, I found the prisoner coming down the passage of the office of the Great Northern Railway, in Moorgate-street—I stopped him, sent for a policeman, examined his bundle, and found it contained this coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am an artist, and came to London about three weeks ago. On the day in question I met a Jew on Tower-hill, with a lot of clothes; he asked me to buy a coat, and I bought this one of him for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; he had these other things rolled up in a handkerchief, which he wanted a few pence for; I said I did not want them, and he gave me them; 1 than went into a coffee-shop, where I saw a gentleman, who told me he would give me a job if I came to the Great Northern Railway-office in Moorgate-street; I had two or three glasses of gin and rum; I went there, and went up stairs; he had told me he came out of the secretary's office, on the second floor; I knocked, and got no answer, and was returning down again, with this coat on my arm; then this gentleman stopped me, and asked what I had; I said I had come from the secretary's office; he asked if I had any papers; I said "No;" he took me down stairs; I inquired for a gentleman named Johnson, which was the name the gentleman had given me; a police
<lb/>man came, and took me to the station; I had another coat, for which I gave 1
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1573-18470705 t18470705-1573-punishment-16"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>(There was another indictment against the prisoner.)</p> </div1></div0>

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