18th July 1821
Reference Numbert18210718-105
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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1009. JOHN PURKIS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of July , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of James Chadley , from his person .

JAMES CHADLEY . On the 19th of July, I was at the east end of the Serpentine river ; the constable asked if I missed any thing - I felt and missed my handkerchief. I went back with him, and he collared the prisoner and another boy, and took the handkerchief from his pocket.

JAMES METCALF . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner and another following a gentleman; they went into the crowd and followed Chadley, he nudged the boy - they turned back. I went and asked if he lost any thing, he missed his handkerchief. I went and took it out of the prisoner's pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY Aged 18.

Whipped and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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