BRIDGET ANDERSON.
9th September 1789
Reference Numbert17890909-15
VerdictNot Guilty

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588. BRIDGET ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of August last, one pair of bellows, value 2 s. the property of William Barrett .

WILLIAM BARRETT sworn.

I am a broker and house-keeper; on Saturday, the 15th of August, a neighbour gave me information, and I followed the prisoner, and took a pair of bellows out of her hand which were my property, and laid at my door; I know them to be mine, and have kept them ever since.

(The bellows produced and deposed to.)

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I was selling plumbs; a woman laid down the bellows, and I took them, and was blowing them.

Court to Prosecutor. Was this woman walking or running? - Walking from my house; she had them under her cloak; part visible, and part not.

Jury to Prosecutor. Had the woman any plumbs? - I saw none.

NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.


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