13th September 1827
Reference Numbert18270913-91

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1679. WILLIAM WEST was indicted for embezzlement .

MARY CLARKE . I am a widow , and keep a marine store shop , in the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster; the prisoner was in my employ, and received money for me. I sent him to Mrs. Mackley, on the 2d of July, to see some rags weighed off, and to bring me back 10l. 16s. and some few pence - he never came back.

Prisoner. Q. Was I sober when I went? A. I thought so.

SARAH MACKLEY . I paid the prisoner 10l. 16s. 4d. on the 2d of July, on account of Mrs. Clarke; it was a 5l. note, the rest in gold and silver. I thought him rather stupid, but not intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined One Year .

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