18th February 1818
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380. FRANCIS BRERETON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of November , 60 printed bound books, value 10l. , the goods of Thomas Davies , Esq.

THOMAS DAVIES, ESQ. I am a barrister of Lincoln's-Inn , and live in Gray's Inn-square . On my return to town on the 13th of January, I missed about ninety volumes, I applied to Hatton-garden office, and had the prisoner apprehended; he is the son of my laundress, who takes care of my chambers.

WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT . I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's mother's house in Shire-lane, where he lodged, he was not at home-his mother gave me ten duplicates of books belonging to Mr. Davies.

THOMAS HARTLEY . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Drury-lane. I have five books, which the prisoner pledged with me.

JOHN GRANT. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Stanhope-street. I have fifteen books, pledged in two par

cels, on the 1st of October and 7th of November by the prisoner.

WILLIAM HAWKESLY. I am a pawnbroker, and live at Holborn-bars. I have six books pledged by the prisoner on the 6th of September.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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