Offence: Theft > grand larceny
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GEORGE BARNABY . I am in the employ of Mr. William Mellish, who lives at Bush-hill, near Hampton; I drive his cart. On the 2d of June I was at Messrs. Reids', the brewers, in Liquorpond-street . The prisoner came up to me between one and two o'clock, and asked me to employ him; I said I could not: I then saw my rope in his hands - I went up to him, and asked what business he had with it; he said I had not paid him for what he had done: the rope had been under a cloth in the cart.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner's Defence. I was coming along; I asked if he could give me a job - one of the men who was there said,
"Go up and lend us a hand;" I then said,
"What will you give me for my job;" they said 4 d.: I said that was too little. I then got down, and went away. I was going to Smithfield, and picked up the rope; I meant to take it there to see if I could find an owner.
GUILTY . Aged 55.
Confined Three Months .