20th April 1803
Reference Numbert18030420-41
VerdictNot Guilty

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355. JOHN BROWN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3d of March , a handkerchief, value 10d. the property of John Clough .

JOHN CLOUGH sworn. - I am a merchant : On Saturday last, about three o'clock, in Gracechurch-street , I lost my handkerchief; I was crossing from Fenchurch-street, but was stopped by the carriages; I felt a hand in my pocket, turned round, and missed my silk handkerchief; the prisoner was taken into custody, and the handkerchief found in his bosom.

Prisoner's defence. I was going home, and there was a mob, and the gentleman laid hold of me with the handkerchief in his hand, which I had never seen before. NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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