DAVID CAMPBELL.
6th December 1775
Reference Numbert17751206-51
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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61. DAVID CAMPBELL was indicted for stealing a great coat, value five shilling , the property of Francis Henderson .

FRANCIS HENDERSON sworn.

I live in Swallow-street , am a taylor, and keep a sale-shop . On the 27th of October last, between two and three in the afternoon, I lost a wollen great coat out of the passage; the prisoner was taken with it.

JAMES JONES sworn.

I keep a shop opposite the prosecutor: and on the 27th of October I saw the prisoner go past his shop; seeing nobody in it, he turned back and went in; I saw him come out with the great coat on his arm. I went over to enquire if they had sold him the coat; and finding they had not, I went after the prisoner and brought him back. He told me that he was a coachman out of place: that it was his first offence, and begged me to let him go: I said the coat was not my property, and sent for Mr. Henderson, who came in about ten minutes after: he sent for a constable and took him before a justice.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I bought the great coat from a man in Oxford-road; I came down Swallow-street and this man followed me. I never was in his house.

GUILTY .

Tried by the Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASTON.

[Transportation. See summary.]


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