23rd October 1822
Reference Numbert18221023-118

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1605. THOMAS JAMES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of October , one cloak, value 6 s.; four petticoats, value 5 s., and one frock, value 8 d. , the goods of Samuel Smith .

ELIZA SMITH . I am the wife of Samuel Smith ; we live in Laystall-street ; these things were in my box on the 2d floor, where the prisoner lodged. I found the box broken open on the 20th of October, and missed them. I saw the box about eight o'clock in the morning; he left the house next morning, and returned between eleven and twelve. I had him secured, and found the property in pawn.

ROBERT KENDREW . I am servant to Mr. Nicholls a pawnbroker of Grays-inn-lane. On the 19th of October, the prisoner pawned the petticoats with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM READ . I took him in charge. On the second examination he told me where he had pawned the property. I found a silk cloak in pawn from that information.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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