29th October 1829
Reference Numbert18291029-159

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2001. GEORGE WAYS was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of October , 1 chair, value 30s. , the goods of William Bourne .

JAMES FOWLER . I am a Bow-street patrol. I saw the prisoner running from Mr. Bourne's house with this chair; I pursued him - he threw it down, and a young man caught him.

WILLIAM BOURNE . This is my chair, and was safe inside my shop on the 2nd of October - the prisoner's father worked for me some years back; I am a cabinet-maker .

Prisoner's Defence. I was taking a walk in Whitechapel, and a man asked me to carry this; he put it on my shoulder - I walked in the middle of the road with it, and I saw a coach was coming - the man said, "Put it down," and ran off - I did not know what for.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Month .

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