16th July 1829
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1498. CAROLINE CARTY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 1 coat, value 25s. , the goods of Robert Dodd .

LYDIA DODD . I am the wife of Robert Dodd : we live in Dove-place, Dog-row ; I lost this coat from behind the door in my lower room - I had seen it safe on the morning of the 7th of June; I know nothing of the prisoner.

SOPHIA WELLS . I live on the first-floor of this house. At half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I was going up-stairs, and saw the prisoner sitting there - Ellis was there, and told me she had given her refuge from her husband, and asked if she had done right; I said, "You should be careful what you do in the absence of your mistress; where is your mistress?" - she said she was in bed, and I went and awoke her; I went down again, and saw Ellis go out for something to drink- I saw the coat safe then; I did not like her to go out, and went myself - when I came back, I met Ellis at the door; she said "The woman has run away, and says you may have the spirits, and I may have the change;" the coat was then gone.

ANN ELLIS . I live at Mrs. Dodds. The prisoner came while I was cleaning the place; she said, "Give me refuge from my husband, he is ill-using me;" she stood behind the door, and said, "Look out, and see if my husband is there;" I looked out, and saw a man

there with a fustian coat and trousers on: I went in - she sat down; Mrs. Wells came up, and I said, "Did I do right to let her in?" she afterwards went away, and the coat was missed.

WILLIAM BIRD . I am an assistant to a pawnbroker. On the 8th of June, a little girl brought this coat to pawn- while I was bargaining with her, the prisoner came, took the coat, and pawned it with my master, and took the money.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

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