Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Punishment: Imprisonment > newgate; Corporal > private whipping
697. HENRIETTA STEWART was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of September , a gown, value 6s. a coat, value 8s. a red clock, value 5s. a waistcoat, value 10s. 6d. a shirt, value 3s. and a night cap, value 1s. the property of Thomas Sayer .
SARAH SAYER sworn. - Last Wednesday was a week, I went in to the country; I returned on the Saturday following, and on the Sunday I missed the things; the prisoner had left the house on the Friday, there were five weeks rent due; the property was found at the pawnbroker's.
DAVID LAMB sworn. - I am servant to a pawnbroker, (produces a gown, a coat, and a red cloak;) they were brought to me by the prisoner at the bar; the cloak on the 8th of September, and the coat and the gown on the 12th of September; I know her person perfectly well; we detained her at our shop. (The property was deposed to by Mr. Sayer.)
Prisoner's defence. My husband went away and left me in great distress, I was in hopes of being able to replace it.
GUILTY . (Aged 38.)
Confined six months in Newgate , and whipped in the jail .
Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.