Daniel McFun.
20th April 1748
Reference Numbert17480420-21
VerdictNot Guilty

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202. + Daniel McFun , of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for stealing a silk handkerchief, value 12 d. the property of Richard Oaks , March 15 .

Richard Oaks . I was standing in Cornhill looking at some prints, and my pocket was picked of a silk handkerchief; I saw the Prisoner and another just by me, and I saw the handkerchief in the Prisoner's hand, he was very close to me when I lost my handkerchief; I had hold of the other, and I saw the Prisoner drop the handkerchief out of his hand, then I quitted the other and took hold of this; I felt the handkerchief going out of my pocket, and turned about instantly; he began to be very saucy, and I gave him a blow or two; he begged forgiveness, and I did forgive him. I went a little further, and I saw the Prisoner again; I said, what, you villain, an't you gone any further out of my sight; and he said, if he knew who I was, he would do for me; I took hold of him again, and charged a constable with him: he said, Sir, pray forgive me, you forgave me once, and I hope you will forgive me now; I am not the first person who has been guilty of a fault.

Acquitted .


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