Edward Cain.
19th October 1768
Reference Numbert17681019-16

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606. (L) Edward Cain ; otherwise Can , was indicted for stealing handkerchief value 6 d. the property of unknown, September 16 . ++

William Paine . On the 16 th September I saw the boy at the bar and three others with him take a linen handkerchief out of a person's pocket; I went to the person and said, Sir you have lost your handkerchief; his wife was there, I had the prisoner by the collar the hand the handkerchief down) the wife said that's my husband'a property; the other three boys ran away, the man would not stay, but walked on about his business; I prosecute at my own expence.

Prisoner's defence.

I was along with other boys, one of them took the handkerchief, and this man laid hold of me and said I picked the man's pocket, but I did, I am but thirteen years of age.

Guilty . T .

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