Offence: Miscellaneous > returning from transportation
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John Parker . I know the prisoner well, he was tried here in Sir Samuel Fludyer's mayoralty, for stealing seven shirts, a handkerchief, and a pair of breeches, the property of Mr. Malcolm Hamilton : it is about a year and a half ago. My wife unfortunately bought some of the shirts. He was cast, and received sentence of transportation. I was a witness on the trial, and was present when he received sentence. A neighbour of mine told me he was come back again.
Q. from prisoner. Whether that evidence is not acquainted with the thief-takers, that would swear my life away.
Parker. I know none of them.
Q. from prisoner to Parker. Whether you did not say you would be revenged on me, because we had a few words once?
Parker. I never saw him till I saw him in Newgate since he was transported: I had not troubled myself with him, had he not threatened me, and I looked upon myself in danger.
Guilty . Death .