Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Not Guilty
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356. SAMUEL JACKSON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Robert Long , about the hour of nine in the night of the 25th of November , and stealing therein a box coat, value 3 l. his property.
WILLIAM WISE . I am a coachman to Robert Long , esq. I lost the box coat on the 25th of November, from the coachhouse; the coachhouse and stables adjoins the back of the house; the house is No. 8, Doughty-street, in the parish of St. Pancras . The coachhouse and stables communicates with the dwelling-house. My great coat hung up on a truss of straw in the stable; I saw it there after it was dark. I fastened the stable door and the coachhouse doors quite secure. About eight o'clock I came to do up my horses, the coat was gone, and the stable door open; the key of the stable door was worked out, and laid on the floor. I had left it in the lock of the stable door; another key must have been put in the lock to have opened the door, or else have picked the lock.
Wise. That is my master's coat.
Prisoner's Defence. I never saw Woolf before with my eyes until I was taken in custody
NOT GUILTY .