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Title Thomas Caines’s sworn [wish?] : I am a Constable at Launceston. On the first January instant I was in company with District Constable [Brown?] [known?] in Launceston and at about twelve [...] at night to Oliver Adam's house in Launceston. I found there a prisoner named John Griffiths in the room adjoining the tap room. There was as woman their [that is: there] also. The woman charged the man Griffiths [...] with having robbed her of two dollars, the man was taken to the watch-house. Oliver Adams was on the premises Griffiths was taken to[her?] I saw nothing on the table. Griffiths was sitting down. Oliver Adams keeps a public house. Griffiths did not produce any pass. I do not know that Adams received Griffiths. I did not clear the room before Griffiths was charged. It was the left-hand room joining into the houses. [signed] Thomas Caines. Alfred William Cookes sworn [...] Constable at Launceston on he first of January instant. About [...] o'clock on the night of that day [...] to Oliver Adams public house with Constable Caines and Mr. Moore. [Groome?] We cleared the tap room, in a small room we found a womn and a man [man?] named John Griffith a prisoner. The woman charged Griffiths with having robbed her of two dollars and Griffiths was taken into custody. There was a window to the room which to the best of my belief was shut. Oliver Adams was there. He did not call upon us to take Griffiths in custody nor did he tell us he was there. Adams merely told Mr. [Innes?] he did not know Griffiths was there. [signed] [Constable?] Wm Cook. William Wilson sworn [...] Oliver Adams was at his house on the night of the first of January instant. There was a man taken out of Mr Adams' house on the Sunday following [...] the prisoner's barracks. He then told me he got into Adams' house through the window. [signed] William Wilson. Jemima [Barrnt?] sworn [...] on the first of January last I was at Oliver Adam's house. I slept that night in the room and the on the right hand going in. I laid down about ten o'clock. Some time after I was awoke [that is: awakened] by a man in the room. He could not have come in at the door and I think he must have come in at the window [window] The man was taken away by Mr. Moore. I was not [...] there was[were?] no shutters to the window. [signed]Jemima Barrnt "x" her mark. Charges dismissed [...] Office 16th January 1835. Present Wm. [...] Wilson and R.C. [...]

Published [Launceston?] : [Publisher unidentified], 1835.


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