7th December 1826
Reference Numbert18261207-82
VerdictNot Guilty

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84. WILLIAM SMART JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of November , 1 cart-cloth, value 1l., and 1 belly-band, value 5s. , the goods of Daniel Brown .

DANIEL BROWN. I am a carman . On the 28th of November, I lost these things from my stable in the Adelphi ; I had seen them safe at half-past eight o'clock that day; the stable was locked - the back part of it was broken through to get them. The prisoner worked as a carman near me - I met him, and accused him of taking my cloth; he denied it, but afterwards took me to his employer's, where I found it cut into six pieces.

WILLIAM LEMON . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to me at the watch-house, by one of the patrol, on a charge of taking the cart-cloth and the belly-band - I found a key on him, which he said belonged to an upholsterer.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up by the stable, cut as it is now.


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