Offence: Theft > stealing from master
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JOHN SIMMONS. I am a paper-hanger , and live in Guildford-place, Spa-fields . The prisoner lived with me, and on the 3d of January she left, after lighting the fire - she had received her wages on the 31st of December; these articles were on a table at twelve o'clock the night before - I and my wife had been out, and when we came home she took off her cap and gloves, and left them on the table - in the morning they were gone - we missed the prisoner and property when I came down to breakfast.
HARRIET SIMMONS . I am the prosecutor's wife. On the 2d of January I came home late, and left my things on the table - next morning the prisoner went away - my petticoat hung in the room - my purse was taken from my work-box; I took her without a character - she was only a fortnight with me - I hired her by the week.
WILLIAM DODD . I am a patrol. The prisoner was brought to Bow-street, on Saturday, the 5th - I found three duplicates on her - one for the petticoat, and another for the cap - these gloves and purse were found on her - she gave no account of them.(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner's Defence. I beg for mercy.
GUILTY . Aged 35.
Transported for Fourteen Years .