Offence: Theft > burglary
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John Smith , of the Parish of Stepney , Indicted for stealing from Edward Jones , on July 25 . between 12 and 1 at night, 5 Pewter Dishes, value 12 s. 12 Plates, value 4 s. The Evidence against the Prisoner was thus; That Smith breaking into the house of the said Jones, he was apprehended in the Cellar . The Criminal, in defence of himself, pretended to be in Drink and the Door being open he went in: But the Jury not crediting him, found him guilty of Burglary.