6th December 1820
Reference Numbert18201206-28
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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27. ELIZA MILLS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , three pair of boots, value 16 s. , the goods of George Dickens .

GEORGE DICKENS . I keep a shoe warehouse in Skinner-street, Snowhill . On the evening of the 1st of November Mr. Guest, a pawnbroker, of Fleet-market, came and inquired if we sold women's shoes, as a young woman had pledged three pair, and brought another pair that morning, which they stopped - she gave her address No. 36, Snowhill. I shewed my private mark, which he said corresponded with those on them. Upon going to his house I recognized them as mine. He came again in the morning, and saw the prisoner, who is the lodger's servant - she did not deny the charge. One pair and an odd one were found in her box. She begged forgiveness. She said she had burnt the duplicates, and had a key which let her into the shop. The key was found on her - it was

the key of the lodger's coal-cellar, and opened my ware-room and shop.

WILLIAM STEVENS . I am servant to Mr. Guest, who is a pawnbroker. On the 17th of October the prisoner pledged three pair of women's boots with me; she said one pair was her own, and the others belonged to somebody else. On the 1st of November she brought another pair, which she said she bought at the corner of Fetter-lane. She denied having brought any before. She gave me her address, Miles, No. 35, Snow-hill.

GEORGE HAZLEWOOD WORRALL . I am an officer, I searched the prisoner, and found four or five keys on her, and two pair of shoes and an odd one in her box.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Judgment Respited .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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