14th January 1830
Reference Numbert18300114-224
VerdictNot Guilty

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457. FRANCIS MORDAN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of December , 2 drinking-glasses, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of Henry Brett .

JOSEPH GLASS . I am bar-man to Henry Brett, who keeps a wine vaults in Drury-lane . On the 7th of December we missed two glasses, which I had marked.

SARAH WRIGHT . My mother deals in marine-stores. The prisoner came on a Monday, and asked if she would buy these glasses; he asked 4d. for them - I said,"They can't be your own property;" he then offered them for 3d. - he then offered them to a girl at the door; there was a Police-man passing, and I told him - he took him, and he knocked the Police-man down two or three times; the prisoner said they were his own - he was taken to the watch-house; I have seen him before, and he has brought glasses; one of these was up his sleeve, and the other in his hat.

Prisoner's Defence. These glasses are not what I had - I had two, which were my own, and the Policeman took them from me.


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