10th September 1788
Reference Numbert17880910-55
VerdictNot Guilty

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553. JOSEPH POTTS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of July last, five clasp knives, value 10 s. one razor, value

3 s. and five pair of scissars, value 7 s. the property of William Pedlingham .

The things were found at the prisoner's apartment, and deposed to; but the prosecutor not knowing when he lost them, and it not appearing whose hands they might have gone through before they came into the prisoner's possession, he was ACQUITTED .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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