1st January 1844
Reference Numbert18440101-440
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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440. GEORGE SIMMONS was indicted for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 4s.; the goods of Joseph Smith, from his person.

JOSEPH SMITH . I live in Union-place, and am a shoemaker. On the I afternoon of the 10th of Dec. I was at the corner of Finch-lane, Cornhill, and felt a pull at my pocket—I turned, and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand—this is it.

Prisoner. It was not in my hand, it was on the ground. Witness. I saw it in his hand, and he threw it down.

Prisoner. I was passing, it laid on the pavement, he turned and collared me.

GUILTY .* Aged 16.— Transported for Ten Years.

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