16th February 1774
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167, 168. (2d M.) JAMES WOODWARD and JOSEPH THOMPSON were indicted for stealing one linen shirt, value 2 s. two pair of thread stockings, value 1 s. a pair of worsted stockings , value 1 s. and one pair of silk stockings, value 2 s. the property of William Boseley ; a linen shirt, value 18 d. and one pair of worsted stockings, value 3 d. the property of Samuel Clinch , Feb. 17th . ++

Samuel Clinch . I am one of the recruits ; I remember a pair of worsted stockings and a linen shirt that belonged to me were put up in that bundle, and put in a corner of the room; the two prisoners were there drinking; after this the two prisoners were taken, and the bundle found upon them; they were in conversation together; Thompson had the bundle in his hand.

William Bosely . I am a soldier that had the charge of these recruits; I packed up all the things charged in the indictment, particularly the stockings and shirts. I was told that these things were taken; I remember Thompson and the other prisoner being both taken together; the things were found upon Thompson; Woodward confessed that he took them, and delivered them to Thompson.

Woodward's Defence.

The goods were delivered to me by another person to carry to my wife to wash .

Thompson's Defence.

I know nothing about the things; they were delivered to me.

Both Guilty . T .

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