18th October 1832
Reference Numbert18321018-38

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2243. PATIENCE MATTHEWS was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of October , 6 milk-cans, value 4s. , the goods of John Evans .

RUTH DAVIS . I am servant to John Evans - he is a milkman . On the 2nd of October, about seven o'clock in the morning, I left my pail and cans in Princes-street , for a few minutes, and when I returned they were gone.

THOMAS WILSON . I am a constable of Westminster. A few minutes past ten o'clock in the morning I met the prisoner, with these things, in Wardour-street - I thought she was not a milkwoman, and took her to the station.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met a man, and asked him to give me a pipe of tobacco - he said he had no pipe, but gave me these things.

GUILTY *. Aged 60. - Confined Twelve Months .

NOTE. - Those prisoners who are marked with a star, have been in custody at a former period.

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