Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 1s
Punishment: Corporal > whipping
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William Acten , otherwise John Hawkins , was indicted for stealing an iron saw, value 3 s . the property of James Johnson , September 15 . ++
James Johnson . I am a carpenter . I lost a saw from where I was at work in John-street in the Minories . On the 15th of September Mr. David Davison a pawnbroker by London-Wall, stopt it, and advertised it, and I went and owned it. (Produced, and deposed to.)
I did not take them myself, one of our trade did, and desired me to go and pawn them.
Guilty 10 d. W .