5th December 1821
Reference Numbert18211205-78
VerdictNot Guilty

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80. THOMAS WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of August , three coats, value 8 l.; two whips, value 5 l.; two shirts, value 1 l.; five pair of trowsers, value 50 s; one pair of drawers, value 2 s.; nine waistcoats, value 50 s.; one handkerchief, value 1 s.; five neckcloths, value 5 s.; two neck scarfs,; value 10 s.; one pair of mud boots, value 1 l.; five gloves, value 2 s.; one pair of shoes, value 5 s.; six razors, value 1 l.; one shaving pot, value 1 s.; two brushes, value 2 s; one pair of boot-hooks, value 2 s.; one pair of scissars, value 1 s., and one copper-plate, value 2 s. ; the goods of William Cocks Johnson .

MESSRS. CURWOOD and ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

CHARLES MEADS . I entered Mr. Johnson's service in June; he lived at Hill's house, Southampton. I was postillion and the prisoner was coachman ; I came to town with my master in August, he was at Hatchett's hotel , I was employed in the stable; the porter's waited on my master, he had a portmanteau of wearing apparel there. My master was arrested, I and the prisoner attended on him at Radford's house, the sheriff's officer; the prisoner slept in Little Coram-street, and attended at his brother's in Torrington's-mews, Keppel-street. On a Friday, ten or twelve days after my master had been arrested, we lodged together, and were going home from my master; the prisoner said, "Charles, I have got orders from my master that you are to go and fetch his clothes from Hatchett's, and deliver them to me;" he said, "Go, and put all the

things in the bag that you can, and bring them to me here;" he waited in Dover-street, I went and got the articles stated in the indictment, put them in a bag, and took them to him; he then said, it was by way of getting his wages, he did not say how much was due to him; I should not have fetched them if he had not said it was my master's order, we went to his brother's stable, and left them there. I told him he should not have done so, considering Mr. Johnson's situation; he said Mr. Johnson would never get out, and he intended to keep them for his wages.


First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

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