JOSEPH LEVY.
26th May 1784
Reference Numbert17840526-43
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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560. JOSEPH LEVY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of May , one copper kettle, value 8 s. the property of Sarah Anderson .

SARAH ANDERSON sworn.

I sell saloop in the morning, the kettle stood at the door, and I went to lock the door, and in two minutes it was gone; it was about one o'clock in the morning, I said I have lost my kettle, and a man said he saw a man going down Church-row with a hot fire, and a great kettle in it.

JOHN COLLISON sworn.

I am a beadle, I had been out that night, and between twelve and one I was going home, and saw an uncommon light in Church-row, by Aldgate church, I thought it was a lanthorn with a snuff in it, I went a little further, and the prosecutrix said she had lost her kettle, I told her I saw an uncommon light, and the watchman run down and gave the alarm, I saw the prisoner brought back with the kettle in his hand, they said we have catched the thief I brought him to the watch-house, we appeared before the Alderman, and he was committed; I did not see him take it.

WILLIAM BOX sworn.

I found this kettle in the prisoner's hand, full of saloop and fire under it, I am sure it was the prisoner.

GEORGE WADE sworn.

I was with the last witness, I took the prisoner, he had the kettle in his hand.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I picked up the kettle full of fire.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.


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