3rd June 1824
Reference Numbert18240603-201
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1016. THOMAS RICHARD POPPY was again indicted for a misdemeanor . -

(See No. 359.)

MR. GEORGE BALLARD . I am in partnership with Messrs. Samuel Dawes and Charles Yorke . The prisoner was in our service from the Spring of 1823, until June in the same year. On the 14th of May Ball brought an order to our house, purporting to come from Mr. Sewell of Kingsland, who is a customer of ours.

WILLIAM BALL . This order (looking at it) was given to me by the prisoner - he met me in Hoxton-square, and asked if I was inclined to earn sixpence; he said his name was Sewell - that he lived at Kingsland - and if I would take this order, and bring the goods to his house, he would give me 3 d. more. I went to Messrs. Dawes and Co., in King-street, and gave the order to Mr. Ballard - he asked my name, and if I was going to take the goods to Kingsland. I said Yes; and as I went along I met the prisoner in Pitfield-street - he took the goods from me, and gave me 6 d. - Order read.

Messrs. DAWES and Co., No 1, King-street.

Gentlemen - I will thank you to send by Bearer as under, on the lowest terms.

Your humble servant,


Kingsland, Friday noon.

Two Waterloo filled silk shawls; two scarlet ditto; 2 6-4th stiff books, 9 d. and 10 d., and one ditto soft, 13 d.

BENNETT SEWELL . I live in Kingsland - this order is not my writing - I gave the prisoner no order - I deal with the prosecutors, and did so while the prisoner was in their service.

MR. YORK. The defendant was our clerk - the instant I saw this order I said it was Poppy's writing - it is very little disguised.

Cross-examined by MR. DOWLING. Q. What makes you speak to it - A. Its general appearance.


Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Year .

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