11th September 1776
Reference Numbert17760911-43
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour

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666. MANDLE WOOLFE was indicted for stealing twenty-seven pieces containing 328 cheque handkerchiefs, value 14 l. the property of Arthur Eller and James Laird , August 26th .


I am a servant to the prosecutors, who are merchant s: about a quarter before six o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner go up stairs into the warehouse and take these handkerchiefs off a shelf; he packed them up and went off with them: I followed him out of the gate, and called after him; he dropped his load and ran; I pursued him and took him back and charged a constable with him; the things were taken up by the constable.

James Woollen the constable produced the handkerchiefs in Court, and they were deposed to by George Mills , clerk to the prosecutors, whose mark was on them.


I was not in the house; I did not take the things; I am a stranger; I have only been in England eight weeks.


Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

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