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1785 - Proceedings of the Old Bailey (1)

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Date 1785
Topic Thief seen with stolen goods in Robinhood Court [Robin Hood Alley, Milk Street]
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The corner of Milk Street and Robinhood Alley was very close to the point indicated on the map.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.

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[12 Jan. 1785:]
RICHARD MATTHEW sworn.

I am servant to the prosecutor, I saw the prisoner come out of my master's cart in Milk-street, and he went towards the market, instead of going into the market he turned to the left, and went into Milk-street, and then turned up Robinhood-court, and I came back to Milk-street, and there I found him, he had a carcass of mutton on his shoulders, between five and six in the evening, I suspected him, and asked him where he was going with it, he said it was his master's, I asked him where his master lived, he said, it was no business of mine, I took the mutton off his shoulders, and gave it to an acquaintance of mine, and we brought it into the market, that is all the account I can give of it.[1]

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