Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Not Guilty
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ANN GRACE . I am the wife of John Grace . I lost my three-shilling piece on the 11th of August; I went into Mr. Richardson's shop, in Liquorpond-street ; I laid my three-shilling piece on the counter; Edwards was standing by; he took it up. I said, that is my three-shilling piece. Mr. Richardson said, if I was you, I would send for an officer; an officer was sent for.
JOHN LLOYD . I am an officer. I asked the prisoner how much money he had about him; he said, a three-shilling piece; he took out his box, and there were two three-shilling pieces in it. Mrs. Rowley said, she can prove the three-shilling piece; she paid it to Mrs. Grace on Saturday night.
Prisoner's Defence. It was impossible for me to take it and put it in my box, without the people in the shop seeing me; that three-shilling piece is my own.
NOT GUILTY .
First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.