3rd April 1811
Reference Numbert18110403-70
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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355. THOMAS DAWKINS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of March, a cask, value 1 l. 5 s. the property of Frances Wallis , widow .

JOHN BROWN . I am carman to Mrs. Frances Wallis Innholder at the George in Smithfield . On the 1st of March, I saw the prisoner at the bar with a cask on his back, he took it out of the George Yard, I called to my fellow servant the other witness to go after him and bring him back, he accordingly did, he brought him back to the George Yard.

SAMUEL HAWKINS . I am a servant to Mrs. Wallis, I went after the prisoner and caught him in Bartholomews Hospital, he had the cask on his back, I brought him back, this is the cask, it is my mistresses cask.

Prisoner's Defence. This cask belonged to Mr. Meen's, in Road Lane, No. 10. Mr. Clarke's carman gave me a written order to bring a cask away belonging to Mr. Meen, I delivered the order to a gentleman dressed in black, in the left hand office, I believe it was the clerk. I saw the mark on the cask that it belonged to Mr. Meen, if I am wrong, I am innocent of it.

GUILTY, aged 37.

Judgment respited .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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