10th January 1787
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182. CHARLES DICKERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of December ,

one cotton handkerchief, value 12 d. one apron, value 2 s. two silk handkerchiefs, value 2 s. 6 d. one muslin apron, value 3 s. one handkerchief, value 1 s. one nankeen waistcoat, value 1 s. and two pair of stockings, value 1 s. the property of Jonathan Tyler .


I live in Brook-street, Ratcliffe ; I work at Squire Bowles's glass-house; my wife informed me of the loss of the things, on the 15th of December; the prisoner lived with me, I gave him board and washing, and lodging for eleven weeks; he told me he was robbed when he came from Greenland; I have had him three voyages; he is no relation to me; the prisoner was gone on board the Hawke Indiaman, and I went after him, on the 15th of December, between six and seven in the morning; he had been on board from the 10th, when he left my house, to the 15th; I knew where he was going, and I sent a man down with him to carry his things for him; I did not know of the loss of the things till the 14th, my wife was afraid to tell me; when I saw him, I beckoned to him; I said Charley, you are guilty of bad manners, let me have them; he said he had sold them out and out in Rag-fair.


Deposed to the same effect, and found part of the things at the pawnbrokers.


Produced an apron, and cotton handkerchief, pledged with him by the prisoner.

(Produced and deposed to.)


I am as clear of it, as God is of sin.


Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILSON.

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