25th October 1797
Reference Numbert17971025-9

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590. SARAH JOHNSON was indicted, for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of October , a linen shirt, value 6s. a linen shift, value 2s. a check linen apron, value 10d. a black silk bonnet, value 3s. and a scarlet cloth cloak, value 6d. the property of Philip Baldwin .

ELIZABETH BALDWIN sworn. - I am the wife of Philip Baldwin. Last Thursday I lost the things named in the indictment; I left them in the house for a quarter of an hour, and when I came back again, the prisoner was gone with the property.

SARAH WORLIDGE sworn. - I saw the prisoner go out with the things about three o'clock, and I followed her across the fields; I desired her to stop and throw the things down, she said she had nothing, and I followed her till she did throw them down.(The constable produced the property, which was deposed to by the prosecutor.)

Prisoner's defence. I did it from necessity and want.

GUILTY (Aged 14.)

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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