VALENTINE FULLER.
17th April 1776
Reference Numbert17760417-32
VerdictGuilty

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328. VALENTINE FULLER was indicted for stealing two hogs, value 8 l. the property of Edward Hargrave , March the 4th .

EDWARD HARGRAVE sworn.

I am a farmer , and live at Wanstead : I lost two hogs on the morning of the second of March, I saw them over night in a coop; I found them missing about seven o'clock upon Saturday; I searched the prisoner's house on Monday; the officer went to his house before me: when I came I saw a hog there, it was stuck but not skinned, so that I am able to swear to the identity of the hog; there was another hog there, which from circumstances I suspected to have been the fellow of that hog; it was cut up, three quarters of it were carried away.

FRANCIS RYDER sworn.

I went to search the house of the prisoner; I went before the prosecutor; when I came I found the hog in the kitchen covered with boards: Mr. Hargrave came afterwards, and then that hog that I had so found, was brought forth, and Mr. Hargrave owned it: I went up stairs and found the head and entrails of the hog in one place; I went up higher by

a ladder, and there found concealed another quarter of a hog.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I bought the hogs of a man for 6 l. 5 s. I don't know where the man is.

Prosecutor. He said when taken that he gave three guineas for them.

GUILTY .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.


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