JOHN REEVES.
7th July 1790
Reference Numbert17900707-14
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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551. JOHN REEVES was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March last, five pair of silk stockings, value 30 s. two cotton handkerchiefs, value 3 s. and a cambrick neck handkerchief, value 1 s. the property of John Taylor Vaughan , Esq .

JOHN TAYLOR VAUGHAN , Esq. sworn.

I live in Grafton-street . I lost fifteen pair of silk stockings, six handkerchiefs, some cotton and some neck handkerchiefs; they were taken at various times; and some on the 17th of March; they were found at Crouch, the pawnbroker's; I saw them in his possession at Sir Sampson's.

WILLIAM CROUCH sworn.

(Produces the things.)

I received them of the prisoner at different times; and these three pair of silk stockings and a neck handkerchief for twelve shillings.

(Deposed to.)

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

Prosecutor. The prisoner had been servant to me three or four months: when the things were missing he went away: the things were in my drawers, not in his care.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice BULLER.


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