14th February 1833
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496. THOMAS BUCKINGHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January , 34 yards of flannel, value 2l. 11s., the goods of James Carter and another; and that he had been before convicted of felony .

JAMES CARTER . I am a linen-draper , and live at Hoxton - I have one partner. On the 16th of January, between twelve and one o'clock, I was behind my counter, and saw the prisoner come to the door, and take a roll of flannel from the lobby - there were thirty-four yards of it - I pursued, and never lost sight of him; I saw him drop it.

THOMAS WARR . I was in my shop, and saw the prisoner pass with the flannel under his arm - I turned, and saw the prosecutor come out of his shop - I saw the prisoner drop the flannel.

JOSEPH BLACKHURST (Police-constable N 71.) I took the prisoner, and have the flannel.

WILLIAM ATTRIDGE (Police-constable G 55.). I have a certificate (which I got at Mr. Clark's office) of the conviction of Thomas Heads; I was a witness, and know the prisoner is that man.

GUILTY . Aged 21. Transported for Fourteen Years .

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