19th September 1810
Reference Numbert18100919-139
SentenceCorporal > private whipping

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761. WILLIAM CASSAN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 16th of August , three quarts of oil, value 5 s. the property of James Coppinger .

JAMES COPPINGER . I am a merchant , I live at 50, Devonshire-square , I employed the prisoner to bottle some French oil, I watched the prisoner and detected him, after he had gone ten yards from the house, I called him back, told him I fancied he had some of my oil in his pocket, he either hesitated or denied it, at last he acknowledged and brought out three quart bottles out of his pocket; I desired to search him further, he then took two more bottles from his breeches, or under his apron.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave myself to your lordship's mercy, and the gentlemen of the jury.

The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 33.

Whipped in Jail and discharged .

London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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