20th October 1784
Reference Numbert17841020-62
VerdictNot Guilty

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994. DAVID BATTY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 5th of September last, one repeating watch, with the inside and outside cases made of gold, value 15 l. two stone seals, set in gold, value 40 s. one pair of glass spectacles, mounted in silver, value 10 s. one tooth-pick case, mounted in gold, value 5 s. the property of the Honourable Charles James Fox .

James Adams called on his recognizance, and not appearing, the Prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Prisoner. Gentlemen, I am very much obliged to you: I think Mr. Adams ought to be made an example of, for detaining me these five weeks, that I have been in custody: I hope I shall have a copy of my indictment, my character was unimpeached before this time, now it is lost entirely, and on his account: I am totally a stranger to any thing of the kind that I am charged with.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

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