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<p>driving a wagon in Earl-street, Blackfriars—I had three baskets in it con
<lb/>taining salad-oil—a gentleman told me that a person had taken a basket out of the back of my wagon—I went in pursuit of the man round the corner—I saw the prisoner with the basket on his shoulder—he dropped it—I followed and overtook him—I am sure he is the man that it—it was in my care, and was the one I had lost.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was coming from Billingsgate; a respectable man came to me, asked if I wanted a job, and gave me the basket to carry round the corner; I had not gone many yards before the witness came after me, cut me with his whip, and I dropped the basket.</p>
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