12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2197
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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2197. WILLIAM WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June, I handkerchief, value 3s. 6d., the goods of Henry Smith.

LOUISA SMITH . I am a laundress, and the wife of Henry Smith, a constable on the Western Railway, living at Bridge-row, Paddington. The prisoner's mother lives in a part of the same house—he was in the habit of coming to see her—I missed a silk handkerchief on the 11th of June—I and his mother mangle together—this is the handkerchief I had to wash.

GEORGE SMITH . I am shopman to Mr. Trail, of Lisson-grove. This handkerchief was pawned by the prisoner on the 11th of June, for 3s.—I was in the shop—I am sure he is the person.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Who took it in? A. A young man who is not able to attend—I recollect the prisoner's person.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 22.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Three Months.

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