Edward Corder.
4th December 1719
Reference Numbert17191204-34
VerdictNot Guilty

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Edward Corder , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted on the Statute of 22 Car. 2. for stealing 22 Yards of Broad Cloth, from Racks and Tenters , the Goods of Richard Richardson , on the 18th of November last. It appeared that the Cloth was upon the Tenters between 11 and 12 a Clock that Night; and a Neighbour and his Son coming over the Fields about two a Clock, saw a Boy very busie in the next Field, but when they came into the same Field, he was in the Ditch, and the end of the Cloth with him; that the Man examin'd what he did there, and he answer'd that two Men had beat and abused him very much, and thrown him into that Ditch; that he said the same before the Justice. Several Persons appear'd to his Reputation, and one who said that the Prisoner's Aunt being ill, sent him to call her to her between one and two that Morning, and that the Field where he was found was in the Way. The Jury Acquitted him.

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