JOSEPH WRIGHT.
4th April 1779
Reference Numbert17790404-46
VerdictNot Guilty

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247. JOSEPH WRIGHT was indicted for stealing a wooden cask, value 2 s. and five gallons of gin, value 20 s. the property of Thomas Langsdale , February 27th .

JOHN GODFREY sworn.

I am a constable; I found a gin cask in the prisoner's house, it was empty. (It was produced in court.)

JEREMIAH BAILLIS sworn.

I am porter to Mr. Langdale at Holborn-bridge. On the 29th of February I lost a cask of gin out of my cart in Skinners street , I was delivering some goods there; the cask was directed to Mr. Payne in Shoreditch; it was found in the prisoner's room; there is Pay in chalk, part of the name Payne very plain upon it; there is Mr. Langdale's stamp upon it.

- LANGSDALE sworn.

On the 27th of February we sent a cask of gin by the last witness to Mr. Payne in Shoreditch; when he returned he said he had lost the cask; when it was found it had part of the name of Payne upon it, and the gauge mark which answered to the book.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I bought the cask in Sun-street with a washing-tub; there were several persons saw me buy them but they are not here; I did not think my tryal would come on to night.

Langsdale. He made the same defence before the magistrate, and said he would prove it at his tryal.

NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. BARON EYRE .


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