Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 5s
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ALEXANDER MASON was indicted for stealing, on the 23d day of May , a leather pocket book value 2 s. the goods of Robert Meene , Esq .
I lost my pocket book on the 23d of May last in the King's Mews ; it may be of the value of 2 s. or less; I heard somebody call out, and I turned short round and saw the prisoner in custody, and another person gave me my pocket book.
I am a seaman; I was in the King's Mews and saw a lad take a pocket book out of this gentleman's coat pocket; he was taken into custody; Capt . Meene has the pocket book.
I picked it up.
GUILTY, Stealing 1 s .
Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.