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<p>495.
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<p>Mr. FIELDSEND's Shopman sworn.</p>
<p>I live with Mr. Fieldsend, he is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17860531-35-victim488 t17860531-35-viclabel200"/>; the 27th of May, the prisoner came into the shop about one o'clock, and asked to look at some ribbed stockings; I do not recollect ever seeing him before; I saw my fellow-servant shewing him some stockings; his name is
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<interp inst="t17860531-35-person489" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; when he had shewn two pair, he called me forwards; he desired me to go on the other side of the counter, for the prisoner had concealed two pair of stockings; then the prisoner ran out of the shop; he threw down four shillings upon the counter for a pair of stockings he had bargained for, but he did not take those stockings; we pursued the prisoner, and took him; I saw the stockings in his pocket, as he went out of the shop. (Produced and deposed to.) They cost three shillings and sixpence, they were not at all the worse.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow, Prisoner's Counsel. May not stockings of that goodness and quality be purchased at sales cheaper than these? - I do not think they might.</p>
<p>Might not a person, by mistake, take up these two pair, instead of the pair he bought? - I should think not.</p>
<p>- SHAW sworn.</p>
<p>Deposed to the same effect.</p>
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<p>I am a groom; I saw the prisoner run down Oxford-street, and Mr. Shaw pursued him, and cried, stop thief! it was on Saturday; I saw the prisoner throw away a pair of stockings, I picked them up, they were ribbed cotton.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I wish to call witnesses to my character.</p>
<p>The Remainder of this Trial in the next Part, which will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178605310061"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex, HEAD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 31st of MAY, 1786, and the following Days;</p>
<p>Being the FIFTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon.
<persName id="t17860531-35-person491"> THOMAS WRIGHT
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<interp inst="t17860531-35-person491" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY E. HODGSON, PROFESSOR OF SHORT-HAND; And Published by Authority.</p>
<p>NUMBER V. PART IV.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by J. WALMSLAY, No. 35, Chancery Lane, and S. BLADON, No. 13, Pater-noster Row.</p>
<p>MDCCLXXXVI.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178605310062"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Continuation of the Trial of William otherwise James Brown.</p>
<p>MAJOR ARROWBIN sworn.</p>
<p>The prisoner lived with a brother-in-law of mine in the years 1778-79, and 1780, as a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17860531-35-defend486 t17860531-35-deflabel201"/>, during which time he bore the best of characters, and my brother had the highest opinion of him; he lived very frequently at my house in the country, where he had frequent opportunities, if he had been a dishonest man, of pillaging me of plate and other things; I had one, two, three, four, and five hundred pounds worth of plate; I entertained a good opinion of him till this unhappy event; he has come to my house lately in town; I understood he had married a very decent woman; he has very often dined at my house, and my good opinion of him continued to this very period; I never heard the smallest impeachment of his honesty. My reason for attending here was, I understood that from a particular likeness to some individual, a man of a very notorious character, he might be mistaken; and I meant to identify his person, and say his name is Brown; he has gone by the name of Brown ever since I have known him, and I knew him at that period I have mentioned; I knew so much of him, as to exclude the possibility of his being a notorious bad character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17860531-35-verdict202" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder5s"/> GUILTY Of stealing one pair of stockings, value 3 s. 6 d. </rs> </p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. ROSE.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178605310061"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex, HEAD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 31st of MAY, 1786, and the following Days;</p>
<p>Being the FIFTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon.
<persName id="t17860531-35-person491"> THOMAS WRIGHT
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<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY E. HODGSON, PROFESSOR OF SHORT-HAND; And Published by Authority.</p>
<p>NUMBER V. PART IV.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by J. WALMSLAY, No. 35, Chancery Lane, and S. BLADON, No. 13, Pater-noster Row.</p>
<p>MDCCLXXXVI.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178605310062"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1></div0>
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