12th January 1814
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161. JOHN SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 22nd of December , a coat, value 14 s. the property of James Asher .

WILLIAM RIVETT . I am coachman to Mr. James Asher , Bloomsbury-square. On the 20th of December, I left my box coat, the property of my master, in the stable, at ten o'clock at night. The stables are in Turk's Head yard, East-street . I returned to the stables in the morning between seven and eight; the coat was gone. I value the coat at fourteen shillings.

SAMUEL MILLER. I apprehended the prisoner at a house in Golden-lane. Lion Solomon swore before the magistrate that he bought this coat of the prisoner.

LION SOLOMON. Q. Do you know the prisoner - A. Yes. I bought the coat of the prisoner; I agreed to give him ten shillings for the coat, and I gave him ten shillings for it afterwards. I am sure he is the person.

Rivett. I am sure it is the coat I lost; it is my master's property.

GUILTY , aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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