15th May 1834
Reference Numbert18340515-115
VerdictGuilty; Guilty

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855. JOHN CURRIE and THOMAS FLINT were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , 6 towels, value 6s., and 1 shirt, value 2s. , the goods of John Brown .

ELIZABETH BROWN . I am the wife of John Brown: we live in the Commercial-road . I hung these articles in my garden to dry, on the 30th of April, about four o'clock in the afternoon - the shirt is my son-in-law's - the six towels are my husband's.

HUGH HENRY CAMPION . I am shopman to a pawnbroker - I have six towels, pawned by Elizabeth Ferguson on the 1st of May.

ELIZABETH FERGUSON . I live with a young woman in Three Compass-court, Shadwell: several young men used to come there. On the 30th of April, in the evening, the prisoners and two other young men came there together; and these towels were brought in by some of them, but I cannot say by whom - one of them told me to pawn them, but I cannot recollect who - I pawned them the next morning for 3s. 6d. - I bought some things with part of the money - there was about 2s. 1d. left, which I gave to Flint.

CURRIE - GUILTY . Aged 18.

FLINT - GUILTY . Aged 20.

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