29th November 1832
Reference Numbert18321129-223

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224. JANE BRITTON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , 1 cloak, value 30s. , the goods of the Rev . George Peacock .

GEORGE JAMES HARRIS . I am porter at the United University club-house, Pall Mall . The Rev. George Peacock, who is tutor of Trinity-college, Cambridge, left town, and left his cloak in my care; I saw it hanging in the hall,

and in about five minutes I saw the prisoner going out at the door, with it on her shoulders - she was a perfect stranger.

Cross-examined by Mr. Barry. Q. Were you the only servant in the hall? A. Yes - I was sitting in a chair in the hall, and did not see her come in; after I accused her of taking it off the peg, she said a man had thrown it on her arum outside, and she had come in to tell me of it, but I stopped her in the act of going out with it.

COURT. Q. Did she attempt to point out any man? A. No.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40. - Confined Fourteen Days .

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