27th October 1819
Reference Numbert18191027-82

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1458. RICHARD HOWARD was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of October , one jacket, value 10 s.; one waistcoat, value 8 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 14 s. , the property of William Jenkins .

WILLIAM JENKINS . On the 2d of October I lodged at Poplar ; the prisoner lodged there also - I lost these things out of my trunk. He came home next day, and I charged him with it; he said he had taken them, and sold the duplicates. I gave him in charge; there was no lock on my chest - I was present, and heard him say that he had seen a black man take them. At last I offered him a 1 l. note to say where they were. He then said he had taken the things and pledged them.

THOMAS FARRAR . On Saturday evening, the 4th of October, the prisoner came to Mr. Hart's shop, who is a salesman. He said he was in distress, and sold me the duplicates of the property - I let him have 3 s. on them then, and was to give him 7 s. more when I had seen the things - they were in pledge for 23 s. I redeemed them - he never came for the 7 s.

JOHN POWELL . I was sent for, and took the prisoner into custody; he said he had pledged the clothes at Cliff's - I went there, and found them redeemed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor was not present when my master was talking to me.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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