16th September 1801
Reference Numbert18010916-121
SentenceImprisonment > newgate

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747. EDWARD STONE was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 28th of July , three pounds of coffee, value 6s. the property of the persons stated in the last indictment.(The case was opened by Mr. Knowlys).

CHARLES SMITH sworn. - I am servant to William and Richard Pugh , who keep warehouses, at Dowgate-hill , for the reception of coffee; the prisoner was a labourer there on the 28th of July; I was present when Jones rubbed him down; we found upon him a bag containing three pounds of coffee; I charged him with having taken it out of his breeches; he said he did not take it from his breeches, for I did not see him take it; I said you have no other place to take it from.

Q. Was it concealed? - A. Yes, it was; I then took him up to No. 3, in the new warehouse, and found some loose coffee in his breeches; there was, I suppose, about three pounds and a half, or near four pounds, exclusive of the bag.

Q. I believe Messrs. Pughs are responsible for the coffee in that warehouse? - A. They are.(John Wainewright, the constable, produced the coffee.) GUILTY , aged 19.

Confined one month in Newgate , and delivered to his serjeant.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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