6th December 1780
Reference Numbert17801206-44
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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50. CATHARINE PETERSON was indicted for stealing a pewter quart pot, value 20 d. the property of Sarah Moyse , October 19th .


I suspected the prisoner and watched her. On the morning of the 20th of October, there was a quart pot on the one pair of stairs. I saw the prisoner come up and take the pot and put it under her apron and go out with it; I sent a boy after her and she was brought back to Mrs. Moyse's house.


I was in the prosecutrix's house when she was brought back; I saw her take the pot from under her petticoats and put it under the bench where she sat.

( William Martin the constable produced the pot, which was deposed to by the prosecutrix.)

Constable. She confessed taking the pot, but said it was the first thing of the kind she ever did.


I can say nothing in my defence; I leave it to the mercy of the court.

GUILTY of stealing the pot to the value of 10 d. W .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN .

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