JOHN CLARK, DAVID FREEMAN.
17th June 1818
Reference Numbert18180617-166
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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1045. JOHN CLARK and DAVID FREEMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of John Baker , from his person .

JOHN BAKER. I am a merchant's clerk . On the 24th of May, at half-past nine o'clock at night, I was near St. Clement's Church, in the Strand, and felt something at my pocket. I immediately turned round, and saw the prisoner, Clark, give my hankerchief to Freeman. I secured both of them, and gave them in charge.

WILLIAM BOND . I am an officer. I was coming along the Strand-Mr. Baker gave the prisoners into my charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CLARK'S Defence. I never touched it.

FREEMAN's Defence. It was thrown into my hand.

CLARKE - GUILTY . Aged 27.

FREEMAN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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