9th September 1818
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1345. ALEXANDER FLEMMING was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , one table-cloth, value 2s., and 11s. in copper monies, numbered , the property of Thomas Hale .

THOMAS HALE. I keep an eating-house in Wentworth-

street, Whitechapel , the prisoner was my servant ; he came to me the beginning of June. On the 28th, I put a box, containing the money, on the shelf. Next morning, when I went to call him, I found he had absconded; I found the back-door unbolted, 11s. in copper, and a table-cloth gone. On the 11th of August, he was brought to me, and said he took them.

RICHARD PLUNKETT . I am an officer. On the 11th of August, the prisoner was given into my charge by his father. He said he took the copper and table-cloth which he had sold, and spent the money.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it, my father lodged in the same house.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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