11th April 1833
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Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

805. JAMES BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , 1 painting, value 7s. , the goods of James Morris .

FRANCIS KEYS. I am an officer of Marylebone. On the afternoon of the 1st of April, I was in Cleveland-street; I saw the prisoner in company with two others - I watched them for nearly an hour; I then saw the prisoner go to Mr. Morris' shop; he then went away for five or seven minutes, then went back again, took this picture, and ran off; he was going to put it under his apron - I ran up to him; he threw it at me and ran off, but was stopped by a man, and I took him - he said, "O pray, O pray;" I found in his hat two shoe-lifts and a brush.

JAMES MORRIS. I am a broker , and live at Paddington . This picture is mine; it was fastened by a double string.

Prisoner. I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Confined One Month .

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