19th May 1779
Reference Numbert17790519-45
VerdictNot Guilty

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304. ANNE SMITH was indicted for stealing three guineas , the property of Harriot Wilson , April 29th .


I lodged at Mary Stanbridge 's. The prisoner and several other girls lodged there. On the 29th of April I met a gentleman in the street, whom I had lived with, who ruined me; he said he was sorry to see me in such a miserable condition, and he gave me three guines to buy me some clothes, that I might get into service. When I went home I showed them the money; they handed it about from one to another, and at last the prisoner took it, and she would never give it me again. I am sure she had it.


Harriot Wilson and some other girls lodged at my house. She came home one day and said she had met the gentleman that had ruined her, and that he gave her three guineas to buy her clothes, that she might get a service. She showed the girls the money; they gave it from one to another. The last that I saw of it was in Anne Smith 's hand. Harriot Wilson never got it again.


I never had the money.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury bfore Mr. Justice WILLES.

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