PETER CORBETT.
7th July 1784
Reference Numbert17840707-112
VerdictGuilty
SentenceCorporal > public whipping

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771. PETER CORBETT was indicted for stealing a quart pewter tankard, value 1 s. 6 d. the property of Alexander Clegg .

ALEXANDER CLEGG sworn.

Last Thursday I lost a pewter tankard.

How did you lose it? - The prisoner came into the bar, and called for three-pennyworth of crank, I said you have stole the pot, and I found it upon him.

(The pot produced.)

MARY GRIFFITHS sworn.

The prisoner came and called for three penny-worth of gin and water, I saw him take the tankard, and I told my master, he took it from him and shoved him out, and he run away, and I run after him.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I was along with a young man, we called for a pot of beer, and we were coming to bring the pot to the bar.

The prisoner called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY .

To be publicly whipped and discharged .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.


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