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13th July 1715
Reference Numbert17150713-53
VerdictNot Guilty

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, of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting John Smith on the King's Highway, putting him in bodily fear, and stealing from him a Peruke, value 5 l. on the 13th of June last. Smith swore, That going through Hide-Park with the Whig in a Box, he stopt to see the Review; and while he was there, the Prisoner and another Person were hovering about him, got the Box open, and the Prisoner took out the Whig; and gave it to the other, who ran away with it. The Prisoner in his Defence brought a Witness, who swore the Prosecutor accus'd another of taking out the Whig; and the Fact not coming up to a Robbery, as laid in the Indictment, he was acquitted .


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