16th July 1829
Reference Numbert18290716-125
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1499. MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , 2 sheets, value 20s.; three table cloths, value 26s., and 1 shirt, value 10s. , the goods of Charles Baumer .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of Stephen Smith .

CATHERINE SMITH . I live in Cochrane-terrace, Marylebone . I had these articles from Mr. Charles Baumer to wash; I have known the prisoner many years - she is no relation; her husband brought the duplicates of these things to us.

CHARLES PORTER . I am an assistant to James Porter , a pawnbroker. I have two sheets, a shirt, and three table cloths, which I took in at different times from the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress, and stated that the prosecutrix received 3s. not to prosecute her.

MRS. SMITH. I did not take 3s. - my husband said if they would make it up he would not persevere, but they would not.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Nine Months .

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