12th September 1821
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1204. CHARLES WASEN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , one sheet, value 10 s.; and one ham, value 5 s. , the goods of James Raitt .

JAMES RAITT . I am a broker , and live at Walworth . On the 15th of July I missed a sheet and a ham from under a shed in my back premises - I found them on the 17th at the office in Brown's possession. I lost two hams - I knew this by the paper round the knuckle, and by its being full of insects. I know nothing of the prisoner. It was safe on the 14th.

THOMAS BROWN . I am a watchman. On Sunday, the 15th of July, early in the morning, I saw the prisoner in Winfield-street, Whitechapel, alone, with a ham on one side, and a sheet on the other - his coat covered them. I stopped him, and asked what he had there, he said it was a ham which he had got from their baker's, where it had been to be smoked. I took him to the watch-house.

RICHARD PLUNKET . I took possession of the property, and gave the ham up to Raitt.

(Sheet produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They were given me by a journeyman baker to take to another house - he heard I was taken, and has got out of the way.

GUILTY - Aged 26.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Wm. Arabin , Esq.

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