Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
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John Fox , of the parish of St. George's Hanover Square, was indicted for picking the Pocket of Henry Davenant , Esq; on the 2d. of February last, of one Gold Snuff-box, value 17 l . It appearing that the Prosecutor standing with some Persons of Quality at a Sale of Goods, at the Lady Dover's, miss'd his Snuff-box, and the Prisoner being a suspected Person, the prosecutor followed him to the Door, and before several Witnesses, asked him, if he knew any thing of his Snuff-box, which he peremptorily denied; but making a strict Search, found it on him. The Fact appearing plain, and the Prisoner's Excuse too mean to pass, with the judicious Jury, he was found Guilty of the Indictment. Death .