John Green.
25th April 1759
Reference Numbert17590425-31
VerdictNot Guilty

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177. (L.) John Green was indicted for that he, together with Charles Steward , otherwise Conner, did conspire to cheat and defraud Joseph Hicks of a sorrel gelding, value 6 l. by divers arts and pretences , March 31, 1757 . ++

Joseph Hicks deposed as on the trial of Steward*. The substance of which was, that on the 31st of March 1757, Steward and the prisoner came together to him at the George, Leather-lane; and Steward agreed to give him 6 l. for his horse, and desired him to bring him to the Bell-Savage-Inn; then they took him to go to the Temple Exchange-Coffee House for his money; that Green went part of the way and disappeared. Steward took him from that Coffee-House to Symond's-Inn-Cellar, Chancery-lane, then to a place near Fetter-lane; still no money produced: they returned back to the Bell-Savage-Inn, were informed Green had took the horse away; that six days after, Green sent him word he should have his horse again, on giving him a note to indemnify him; that he ordered him to be brought to the Horse and Groom in Eagle-street, by Red-Lyon-Square, where he found him accordingly.

Acquitted .

* See No. 276. in Mr Alderman Dickinson's Mayoralty, to which the Reader is referred.


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