Offence: Theft > burglary
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Henry Smith was Indicted for stealing, (on the 29th of June , from one John Hodges ,) Eleven Pewter Dishes, value 20 s. a Bason 12 d. some Plates; and some other Pewter, to a good value. The Evidence said, that the House was broke open, and that the Pewter was found upon him, and several Pick-locks were found about him . The Prisoner said, he found the Pewter, and the Pick lock Key, in the street, and used a many vain Stories to Extenuate the Crime; he was very peremptory, and look'd upon to be an Idle Fellow; so in the conclusion, he was found guilty both of Felony and Burglary.