6th July 1803
Reference Numbert18030706-15
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction; Corporal > private whipping

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533. CHARLES FIELD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 20th of June , three printed books, value 3s. the property of John Mudie .

JOHN MUDIE sworn. - I live at No. 81, in Swallow-street ; I am a bookseller : About the 20th of June I missed Guthrie's Geographical Grammar, and the Test of Honour, two volumes; I lost them from the door. On the Saturday following I was passing through Crown-court, and saw them at a bookseller's door, George Kindon .

GEORGE KINDON sworn. - I bought these two volumes of the Test of Honour from the prisoner at the bar, and Guthrie's Grammar, which I have sold; I bought them either on the 20th or 21st of June, I cannot say which; I gave him fifteen-pence for them.

Mudie. I am certain these are my books.

Prisoner's defence. I bought them a month before on Snow-hill. GUILTY , aged 23.

Confined six months in the House of Correction , whipped in jail , and discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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