1st December 1819
Reference Numbert18191201-65
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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65. PETER HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , thirty-seven yards of flannel, value 20 s., the property of George Minton , privately in his shop .

GEORGE MINTON . I am a hosier and draper , and live in Ratcliff Highway . On the 27th of November, about eight o'clock at night, we missed a piece of flannel from about two yards inside the glass, when we were very busy.

FRANCIS JACKSON . I am beadle of St. George's. On the 27th of November, about seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner with the flannel under his arm. I suspected him, stopped him, and asked him where he bought it? He said at a shop in the Commercial-road - he could not tell me what shop. I took him to the watch-house, and he there said he bought it of a man in the road for 14 s., and said he did not know how many yards there were for he bought it in the lump. I found it belonged to Mr. Minton.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 32.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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