19th February 1800
Reference Numbert18000219-48
SentenceCorporal > public whipping

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207. JAMES JACKSON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 15th of February , a pound weight of coffee, value 1s. 4d. the property of a certain person or persons, to the Jurors unknown .

FRANCIS HUNTER sworn. - I am a watchman upon Bear-quay : On the 15th of February, about eleven o'clock in the forenoon, I had some bags of coffee under my care; and upon perceiving three of four men round the bags, I went to see if they were safe; I saw the prisoner stooping down and filling his hat with one of his hands with coffee; I immediately took hold of him, with the hat in one hand, and him in the other, and gave him into custody of the officer; from thence he was taken to the Mansion-house, and committed; there was about a pound of it; he had a soldier's jacket on when I took him.

THOMAS HUNTER sworn. - I am a constable: I took charge of the prisoner; when I returned upon the quays, I found some of the bags had been cut; the bags weigh about one hundred and a half a-piece.

Prisoner's defence. As I was going over the quays the coffee was scattered about upon the ground, and I was picking it up when the gentleman took me.

GUILTY . (Aged 19.)

Publicly whipped on Bear Quay , and discharged.

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.

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