RICHARD FITSIMMONS.
14th January 1824
Reference Numbert18240114-181
VerdictNot Guilty

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388. RICHARD FITSIMMONS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , a pair of gloves, value 1 s., and a coat value 25 s. , the goods of William Mitchell .

WILLIAM VICKEY. I keep the Robin Hood, public-house, Windmill-street . On the 27th of December, Mitchell was at my house; he took his coat off to dance to the fiddle. I sent my servant for his coat, and as I held it over to him, the prisoner said

"Give it me and I will put it on his back." Mitchell was tipsy; he took it out of his hand and held it up to put it on Mitchell, but went out with it across his arm. This was five o'clock; he returned about eight, and I detained him.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Was Mitchell the only drunken man there - A. Yes. My house is frequented by tailors.

WILLIAM MITCHELL . I am a tailor . I was drunk, and might have sent the prisoner to pawn the coat, but I do not think that I did.

NOT GUILTY .


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