Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Punishment: Corporal > private whipping
90. GEORGE VIRGO was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of December , two shirts, value 55 s. two pair of stockings, value 2 s. two aprons, value 2 s. and a night-cap, value 6 d. the property of James Fisher .
SARAH FISHER . I am the wife of James Fisher ; we live in Mount Pleasant, near Poplar . On Wednesday, the 1st of December, I brought the things in out of the yard, and laid them on the table by the window; this was about a quarter before five at night. I went out to the yard to fetch some more in, and when I came back the things were gone; my lodger came in; he saw the prisoner take the two shirts, stockings, aprons, and night-cap, out of the window. I pursued the prisoner; he was about twenty yards from my house. I made an alarm; the prisoner then threw the things down; I picked up the things, and in about five minutes the prisoner was brought back to my door.
Prosecutrix. That is the same linen that was taken from my house.
Prisoner's Defence. I saw the linen lie in the road as I walked past, I took it up.
GUILTY , aged 48.
Whipped in jail and discharged .