4th December 1828
Reference Numbert18281204-45
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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45. WILLIAM WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of November , 2 boots, value 5s. , the good of Joseph Peate .

JAMES AYRIS . On the 7th of November, about half-past two o'clock in the day, I saw the prisoner and another lad come into my master's shop, his name is Mr. Joseph Peate ; the other took up a pair of boots from the door, and gave them to this one; they ran off - I followed them, and took the prisoner with the boots under his apron.

GEORGE ELLIS . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I never had the boots - I was going on an errand, and looking in at the window the gentleman came and took me, and took up the boots.

GUILTY . Aged 11.

Whipped and Discharged.

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