John Briggs, Theft > theft from a specified place, 5th April 1758.

164. (M.) John Briggs was indicted for stealing one linnen sheet, value 12 d. one iron pot, value 12 d. one pair of bellows, value 6 d. one flat iron, value 2d. and one wooden pail, value 6 d. the goods of John Hyde , the same being in a certain lodging room let by contract , &c. March 7 . ||.

The prosecutor keeps the Crown and Sceptre in Drury-lane ; the prisoner took a lodging of him with the goods in them; after which he deserted it, the goods mentioned were missing out of the room, the prisoner was taken up, and confessed where he had taken and pledged the goods at three several pawnbrokers, and by his directions they were found. The three pawnbrokers appeared with the goods, deposed to by the prosecutor.

Acquitted .


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