6th December 1815
Reference Numbert18151206-71
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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70. DURHAM SHARP was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of September , one pair of spectacles, value 12s. and a pair of shoes, value 3s. the property of Michael Johnson .

MICHAEL JOHNSON . I am a journeyman weaver . I lost a pair of spectacles and a pair of shoes out of my shop. The prisoner was a shop-mate of mine. I lost them on the 23rd of October; I went out on that day upon business, and left my shoes and spectacles behind me. I went out at half past nine in the morning, and did not return until half past seven on the following morning, and then I immediately missed my spectacles, and on looking for my shoes, they were also gone. The shoes I found on the prisoner's feet, and the spectacles in pawn, at the pawnbroker's.

JOHN KILLINGSWORTH . I am a pawnbroker, and took in this pair of spectacles, (producing it,) on the 23rd of October, from the prisoner at the bar.

(Property sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor left me without victuals, and owed me money; and therefore I made bold to take this to get me some flood.

GUILTY , aged 22.

Whipped and discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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