22nd February 1786
Reference Numbert17860222-114
SentenceCorporal > public whipping

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301. HENRY HALL was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 23d day of January last, one wicker basket, value 2 s. seven quartern loaves of wheaten bread, value 3 s. 6 d. the property of Christopher Nichols .


I am a master baker ; on Monday the 23d of January last, my servant took ten quartern loaves of wheaten bread out with him, he went from my shop a quarter before twelve, and returned without his bread a quarter of an hour after.


I left my basket the corner of North-street ; I left seven quartern loaves in it, I found them at Justice Walker's, I know the bread and the basket, I made the bread; I saw the prisoner at the Justice's about six in the evening.

(Deposes to the Bread and the Basket.)

- CUMMINGS sworn.

I took the prisoner with the basket in Dyott-street; he dropped the basket, I took him to the round-house, he said before the Justice, a man gave him the basket, and that he knew him, and had drank with him several times.


Coming down Tottenham-court-road, a man hired me to carry the basket, I had not broke my fast for three days; the man was a stranger to me.


Whipped .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. ROSE.

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