ELIZABETH MORRIS.
12th January 1785
Reference Numbert17850112-22
VerdictGuilty
SentenceCorporal > private whipping; Imprisonment > house of correction

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226. ELIZABETH MORRIS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 16th of December , one cloth great coat, value 7 s. two coats, value 10 s. two pair of velveret breeches, value 10 s. two velveret waistcoats, value 10 s. the property of Samuel Glover .

SAMUEL GLOVER sworn.

On the 16th of December, about twelve o'clock, my wife and my two sisters were washing in the first floor, and my daughter was going into the cellar for a pail of water, and met this woman, and called me out of the shop, I went and found the prisoner, and in her apron were two suits of clothes, one mine, and one the boy's, I saw them taken from the prisoner, out of her apron, she said she bought them of two travelling Jews.

HANNAH GLOVER sworn.

I was getting a pail of water, and I met the prisoner coming down stairs, I asked her who she wanted, she said she had been to one Mrs. Robinson, a mantua-maker, and there was no such person in the house; I saw a great coat lay atop of the things in her apron, I told her it was my father's great coat, and I insisted upon looking into her apron, and I found two suits of clothes, one was my father's, and the other the apprentice's.

JANE GLOVER sworn.

I saw the woman directly at the bottom of the stairs, I saw the great coat first, and I saw the other things found afterwards.

(The things deposed to.)

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

My Lord, I deal in buying and selling clothes , and I was going to call on a person, I happened to mistake in the number, and went into the wrong house, and this woman came and insisted to know what I had in my apron, I said they were clothes which I had bought; I never had been up the stairs; I bought the clothes in Monmouth-street. Her father said he would hang me, if there was no more women in the world; my witnesses, Mr. and Mrs. M'Carty, that saw me buy them, were here at three o'clock.

GUILTY .

Privately whipped and confined twelve months in the House of Correction .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.


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