16th February 1814
Reference Numbert18140216-67
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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253. SAMUEL GREENWOOD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 16th of February , ten yards of printed calico, value 1 l. the property of James Ayre and William Ayre .

JAMES AYRE . I am a linen-draper and warehouse-man . William Ayre is my partner. Our shop is 37, Cannon-street .

HUGH MAUD. I am a servant to Messrs. Ayres. On last Wednesday evening, between six and seven o'clock, I was in the shop secreted behind a pile of carpets. The door was put to, but not fastened. I was watching, expecting something would be done amiss. The prisoner came in and took a piece of print from the window, close to the door. He turned round, and was in the act of decamping with it; I rushed upon him, and laid hold of him by the collar. He said he tumbled into the shop. A constable was sent for; he was secured. This is the printed calico; there is ten yards of it; it cost two shillings a yard; it is Messrs. Ayres property.

Prisoner's Defence. I slipped down against the door; he put this piece of goods into my hand as I came up against the door; he put a pistol to my head and swore he would blow my brains out.

GUILTY, aged 17.

Judgment respited .

London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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