Offence: Theft > grand larceny
WILLIAM LEADER . I am a coach-maker , and live in Wells-street, Oxford-street . On the 5th of March, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the hammer-cloth was taken from a carriage at the front of my shop.
MICHAEL MACKIN . I am servant to Mr. Leader. I saw the prisoner on the wheel of the carriage, with the hammer-cloth rolled up - He ran away; I pursued, and brought him back. He took it off the box, and put it on the foot-board.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner's Defence. I went to look at it, and it fell off.
GUILTY . Aged 39.
Transported for Seven Years .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.