Thomas Reed.
4th December 1723
Reference Numbert17231204-20
VerdictNot Guilty > non compos mentis

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Thomas Reed , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing two hair Coal Sacks, value 6 s. the Property of Will. Irenonger , the 5th of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, The Prisoner was a Bum-boat-Man , and took the Sacks off from the Wharf, and put them into his Boat, but he look'd upon him as a craz'd Man. Upon Consideration that he was accounted non Compos Mentis, and therefore could not in Law be guilty of Felony, the Jury acquitted him .


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