9th April 1777
Reference Numbert17770409-57
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour

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316. WILLIAM WALTERS was indicted for stealing seven pieces of silk riband containing sixty yards, value 30 s. the property of Stephen Langston , Jarvis Chambers , and William Langston , February 26th .

- HALL sworn.

I am servant to Messrs. Langston and Chambers, haberdashers : on the 26th of February the prisoner came to look at some ribands; having a suspicion of him Mr. Langston concealed himself and watched him; as I was serving him, I observed him put a piece of riband in his pocket; when he went out, Mr. Langston and I went after him and stopped him, we brought him into the shop and searched him, and found six pieces upon him.

' William Langston confirmed the evidence

'of Hall.'

[The constable produced the ribands, which were deposed to by Hall.]


I bought the riband before at another place.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.


Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

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