Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
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MOSES WELLS . I am a horse hair manufacturer and live in Portpool-lane. The prisoner was in my employ - I dismissed him on Saturday the 4th of May; I had sent him about six o'clock that evening with 76 lbs. of horse hair, to Mr. Terrell to be baked, it would turn out 72 lbs., and was worth 4 l. 10 s. I had him apprehended on Tuesday after. I had told him I should not employ him any more.
JOSEPH TERRELL . I am a baker, and live in Laystall-street . The prisoner brought me some horse hair on Saturday the 4th of May, there was three or four dozen lbs.; he came again on Sunday morning, about nine o'clock for it - I delivered it to him, not knowing he had left his master - he brought it back, and said his master was not at home, and came again about twelve for it. I did not deliver it the second time, I was not there; he came again on the Monday morning about seven o'clock; I delivered it to him - I delivered him about 12 lbs. I understood he had fetched the rest before.
BARNETT WOOLF . I am a furniture broker, and dealer in hair and feathers. The prisoner came to me on Monday the 6th of May, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, with a bag across his shoulder - he said he had some hair to sell; he said he was a factor himself, that he gave 7 d. per lb., and could sell it for 9 d.; I took it at 9 d., he asked 10 d. There was 7 lbs. I am sure of him.
Prisoner's Defence. He said if I told where it was I should not be hurt. If my master had paid my wages I should not have robbed him.
GUILTY. Aged 51.
Of Larceny only . Confined Six Months .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.