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<p>1440.
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<interp inst="t18500819-1440-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, stealing 63lbs. weight of paper; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18500819-1440-offence-1 t18500819-name-438"/>Joseph Adams</persName> and others, on a wharf.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18500819-name-439" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LONEY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer. On 12th July I saw the prisoner coming up Tower-hill with an empty sack, towards Irongate-wharf—in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour he came back with something in it on his back—I went up to him and found it was a bundle of paper—this is part of it(
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<interp inst="t18500819-name-440" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of Irongate-wharf. On 12th July, about seven in the evening, I saw a large quantity of paper there, the property of Joseph Adams and others—the bundles were all numbered—next morning I missed one bundle—the wrapper on this bundle was the same number as the bundle I missed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18500819-name-441" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRASSETT</persName> </hi>. I am employed at Irongate-wharf. I enter the num
<lb/>ber of papers in this book(
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have here M. C. M. 507—that is the mark on one of the bundles on the wharf, the missing bundle, and also the mark on this wrapper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18500819-name-442" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H.</hi> 113.) I took the prisoner with the paper, and asked where he got it—he said he did not know.</p>
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