28th November 1833
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82. WILLIAM THATCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , 1 shawl, value 2s.; the goods of James Brown , from the person of Eliza Brown .

ELIZA BROWN . I am the wife of James Brown . I was at the corner of Farringdon-street , about four o'clock in the afternoon, on the 9th of November; my sister-in-law's father took me to see the Lord Mayor's show - one of the prisoner's companions put his knee on my back, while the prisoner got the shawl off my shoulder - the officer took the shawl from him - this is it - Elizabeth Morley was with me.

ELIZABETH MORLEY . I was with this witness - I asked her to make way through the crowd; she said, she could not, as some one was pressing her down with his knee, and another was taking her shawl - I turned, and saw the prisoner with the shawl, which he had got all but a very little bit, while I was getting the other man away from her - I struck him a blow in the face.

JOHN COLLIER (police-sergeant, P 8). I saw the prisoner take the shawl; I seized him; he fell down - I tried to get the shawl from him, but he had got it twisted round his hands; I held him, and the other officer got it from him by force.

THOMAS HODGES (police-constable P 102). I was with Collier - I pulled the shawl from the prisoner, when he threw him on his back; it was twisted round his hand.

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing through the crowd, and the shawl got entangled round me; there was no one with me.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

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