Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 40s
MR. WILLIAM ADKINS . I am Governor of the House of Correction for the county of Middlesex . On the 14th of December, between three and four o'clock, I hung my greatcoat up in the passage, and missed it about ten o'clock next morning.
SAMUEL WRIGHT . I am a pawnbroker, and live on Mutton-hill. On the 14th of December, about seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner pledged the coat with me for 1 l.; she said she brought it from John Smith , No. 27, Hatton-garden. It is worth two guineas, or 2 l. 5 s. She came the next evening, and wanted 10 s. more on it. I had her detained, as Mr. Adkins had given information.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
GUILTY. Aged 40.
Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .
Confined Six Months .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.