14th January 1830
Reference Numbert18300114-237

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470. JOSEPH READ was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of December , 1 pair of boots, value 4s. , the goods of George Henry Dowdeswell .

MARY DOWDESWELL . I am the wife of George Henry Dowdeswell ; he keeps a clothes-warehouse in Hoxton Old Town . On the 2nd of December the prisoner came and took these boots off the counter; as I was sitting in my parlour I heard a noise in the shop - I got up and gave the alarm, and he was taken immediately; he came in on his hands and knees, I suppose, but he walked out.

JOHN PEARSON . I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner come out of the shop - I took him and the witness took the boots.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14. - Transported for Seven Years .

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