Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Not Guilty
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Anne Johnson . My husband's name is William: we live at the Swan and Two Necks in Tothill-street : the prisoner came to our house on the 23d of last month, and desired a bed for a night: he said he had lodgings at Newington, but was benighted, and could not get home: I let him lie there; I looked upon him to be an old decayed gentleman: after that, he said he had a little business to transact, and desired to stay a few days: he came in the name of Drake, but we found his name was Drew: he staid till Thursday night, and on the Friday my maid missed a copper coffee-pot. I, hearing the prisoner had sold some things to Mr. Herring, a broker, went there and found my coffee-pot.
Mr. Herring. I live in the Broad-way: I am a brazier and broker; on the 29th of November I bought this coffee-pot of the prisoner (produced and deposed to).
The prisoner in his defence showed a good deal of insanity.