JOHN BROWN.
10th September 1783
Reference Numbert17830910-86
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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680. JOHN BROWN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 21st day of August last, one tortoise-shell snuff-box, value 5 d. the property of George Stow .

GEORGE STOW sworn.

I was at the bank the 21st of August, between twelve and one o'clock, and one of the witnesses held up this snuff-box, and asked who owned it, I said, it was mine, and he gave it me.

RICHARD FAIRCLOTH sworn.

I took the snuff-box off the ground, I did not see it drop.

JOHN ELLIOTT sworn.

On the 21st of August, a broker in the bank came and said several of them had lost their handkerchiefs, and seemed to cast his eye on the prisoner; Mr. Stow came forward and owned the box: I saw the box fall from the prisoner's hand, which Mr. Stow owned; that very box.

WILLIAM FRANCIS ELD sworn.

On the 21st of August, I was standing in the market-place of the bank, and the prisoner was seized, and I immediately looked and saw him drop a snuff box: It had the appearance of this box, but I am not sure to the box; it was the box that Mr. Faircloth picked up.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I was taken prisoner in the bank, and was kicked and abused there, I have no witnesses, I do not know any of them, and therefore I cannot call them to witness; I worked for a nursery-man at Barnet.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. DEPUTY RECORDER.


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