11th September 1822
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1229. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of July , one shirt, value 1 s., and one gown, value 1 s. 3 d. , the goods of John Hibbert .

WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT . I am a constable of Hatton-garden. On the 22d of July, about six o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner by John Hibbert 's shop, in Little Gray's Inn-lane ; he was standing close to the door. I saw him pull something down, and walk fast away; I pursued him and asked what he had got - he said, nothing. Upon searching under his coat, I found a gown and shirt - he said he found them; he had not a farthing about him, and said distress drove him to do it.

JOHN HIBBERT . I keep a shop in Little Gray's Inn-lane; the shirt and gown are mine - they hung on the door-post.

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

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