Offence: Theft > stealing from master
Punishment: Miscellaneous > fine
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1759. MARTHA TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of October , four frocks, value 2 s.; two shirts, value 2 s.; a coat, value 10 s.; a pair of stockings, value 6 d., and a waistcoat, value 5 s., the goods of James Walker , her master .
JAMES WALKER. I am a hatter , and live in Liquor-pond-street - the prisoner came from the work-house to take care of my family since the death of my wife - I paid her 2 s. a-week till the few last weeks, when I did not pay her quite so much. On Sunday, the 2d of October, she did not come as usual - I missed a pair of black stockings, and a black waistcoat, which I usually wore on Sundays - I afterwards found them, with some other things, at a pawnbroker's.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner. I am ashamed of what I have done.
GUILTY . Aged 71.
Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .