Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Punishment: Miscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment > hard labour
I lost a peruke; my bell rung, and I ran down stairs, I found the wig laid upon the stones in Crown Court, Portpool-lane ; the prisoner said to a woman, for God's sake hide it! hide it! and he was brought up to me.
I live in Crown Court, and I heard the prisoner say for God's sake hide this, and he chucked it over my shoulders, and threw it on the mat, and I picked it up.
I have nothing to say.
Prosecutor. My Lord, he has a poor father and mother, be as merciful as you can.
Court. You are a very humane prosecutor.
To be fined 1 s. and confined to hard labour six months in the house of correction .
Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.