FREDERICK MEASURE.
30th January 1837
Reference Numbert18370130-614
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceImprisonment

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614. FREDERICK MEASURE was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January, 2 flutes, value 4l., the goods of William Boag and another.

JAMBS HALL . I am employed by the executor of the late Mr. Chapman—we deal in musical instruments. On the 30th of January the prisoner came to the shop—he wanted a trumpet, and wanted to exchange a flute for it—I did not like that, and he produced a second flute—I saw the name of "Boag" on them—I made an excuse, and he left them till the morning, and in the mean time I let Mr. Boag know—when be came the next morning I said the flutes were stolen from Mr. Boag, and called an officer—I gave the flutes to Mr. Boag—these are them.

GEORGE COLLIER (police-constable E 38.) I took the prisoner—these flutes I received from Mr. Boag.

WILLIAM BOAG . I deal in musical instruments. Both these flutes are mine—they were safe about a fortnight ago and; last Monday Hall gave me notice, I missed them then—the prisoner has been apprenticed to a neighbour of mine, next door but one, for seven years—he was out of his time this day fortnight, I think—he has only had access to my premises by coming with messages occasionally.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. It was delivering a message to you and then going away? Yes—it must be about a fortnight ago since I saw these—I have only my brother in partnership with me.

(The prisoner received an excellent character.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.—Recommended to mercy by the jury and Prosecutor Confined Three Months.

Sixth jury before Mr. Common Sergeant.


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