14th September 1826
Reference Numbert18260914-376
VerdictNot Guilty

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1688. JOHN CULLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of September , 1 coverlid, value 2s.; 1 bed, value 15s.; 1 sheet, value 3s., and 1 blanket, value 2s., the goods of Isaac Elly , in a lodging-room .

ISAAC ELLY. I live in Surry-buildings, Vauxhall . I let the prisoner a back room furnished; on the 2d of September I missed this property; and gave him in charge.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not say the woman I lived with took them? A. No.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker. A woman pawned this sheet.

LEONARD NEEDS . I have a quilt pawned by a woman.

RICHARD BIRCH . I am a pawnbroker. I have a bed and bolster pawned by a woman.

WILLIAM SMITHERS . I searched the prisoner's room, and found these duplicates in a tea-pot.

Prisoner's Defence. I sent them 13s. to make it up, but the officer wanted 7s. for himself.

WILLIAM SMITHERS . The Magistrate recommended him to make it up; I told the Magistrate my expenses, but did not tell the prisoner; I had a good deal of trouble.


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