14th September 1785
Reference Numbert17850914-180
VerdictNot Guilty

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900. MARY MOON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 26th day of July last, one muslin apron, value 13 s , the property of Thomas Ham .


I saw the prisoner the 16th of July, between twelve and one, standing at the window of Mr. Ham, a linen draper at Temple-bar , and I saw her put her hand under her cloak, and take hold of the corner of this apron; she put her hand round the door-post; it is a narrow door-post, I came up to her, and put her into the shop, she left the apron, at the outside of the window.

Had she got it out of the window? - No, Sir, she took hold of the corner, and pulled at it, but I prevented her before she got it out of the place.

Court to Jury. Gentlemen, I need not give you any further trouble, this young man prevented her from committing the felony.


Court to Prisoner. Be careful in future.

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

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