9th September 1818
Reference Numbert18180909-67
VerdictNot Guilty

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1128. SARAH GOTTS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of August , one gown, value 10s., and one pair of breeches, value 6s. , the goods of John Harris .

JOHN HARRIS . I live in Angel-square, Bishopsgate . On 19th of August, my wife went to market about half-past four o'clock in the morning, leaving me in bed, and the door on the latch. I heard the yard-door shut; afterwards I found my room-door open, and the gown and breeches gone.

HOWARD LEWIS . I am a salesman. On the 19th of August, about eight o'clock in the morning, the prisoner offered the breeches to me for sale; she said they were her husband's. As she was going out, I observed the tail of the gown hanging out of her apron. She said she would sell them for 10s. I thought she had not got them honestly; I took her to the office.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man got me to sell them.


Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant

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