John Clap.
7th April 1714
Reference Numbert17140407-42
VerdictNot Guilty

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John Clap , of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for breaking into the Chamber of James Steward on the 3d instant, and taking thence 3 Perukes . The Prosecutor swore; That being at Work in his Chamber, the Prisoner broke in upon him under pretence of arresting him for 6 s. 8 d. and at the same time his Wigs were taken away. The Prisoner produc'd a Writ in Court to arrest the Prosecutor, and brought Witness that he open'd the Door himself, and then he thrust in his Arm, and and arrested him. Another Witness who went along with him, swore there was no Wig in the Room. The matter appearing plain in the Prisoner's behalf he was acquitted .

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