18th September 1820
Reference Numbert18200918-55
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping

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954. SAMUEL WAINWRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of August , one coat, value 1 l. , the goods of Jasper Hall , Esq .

WILLIAM LEE . I am servant to Jasper Hall, Esq., who lives in Davis-street, Berkeley-square . This coat was in the stable; the prisoner was employed by the stable-keeper . At seven o'clock in the morning of the 17th of August, I told him to harness the horse and keep the door locked. I came back about nine o'clock and missed the coat. The prisoner said he hoped the thief would be found out. On the 9th I saw him in custody with it. It was found in a stable rented by Lord George Thynne .

JAMES JEFFERIES . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge. He called God to witness that he never touched the coat - he afterwards told me I should find it concealed in the straw-lost over the stable, which I did.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I put it there, intending to sleep there that night, but had no intention of making away with it.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

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