31st October 1810
Reference Numbert18101031-56
SentenceCorporal > private whipping

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828. ROBERT HOGAN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 2nd of October last, twelve pound weight of copper, value 12 s. the property of James Shears , Daniel Towers Shears , and James Henry Shears .

MICHAEL NEALE . I am patrol of St. Sepulchre's. On the 2d of October last, a quarter before seven at night, I saw the prisoner in West-street, West Smithfield; I saw one of his hands close to him; I said, what have you got here; he said, copper, I have brought it from my masters, in Long-lane; I told him he did not get it by his master's leave; he then offered me the copper to let him go. I took him to the watch-house, he then said he found it laying outside of the gates of Mr. Shears's manufactory, Fleet-market. This is the piece of copper.

DANIEL TOWERS SHEARS . The names of my partners are James Shears , Daniel Towers Shears , myself, and James Henry Shears ; we are coppersmith s, Fleet-market , the prisoner was in our employment. I know the copper is ours, the value of it is twelve shillings.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the charge, I submit myself to the honourable court.

The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Whipped in Jail and discharged.

London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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