26th October 1826
Reference Numbert18261026-8
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s

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1801. SARAH MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , 25 yards of linen cloth, value 2l. 10s., the goods of John Marter , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN MARTER. I am a linen-draper , and live on Holborn-hill . On the 14th of July, about a quarter to nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to the shop to purchase a small quantity of muslin; I showed her several

pieces; she bought a quarter of a yard, which came to 3d. - I saw her stoop down, which made me suspect her; I accused her of taking something off the counter; she said she had; she went to the further end of the shop, and produced this piece of linen cloth from under her gown; it measures 25 yards, and cost me 50s.; I have not measured it; she had not asked for any thing but muslin. She was ill last Session, and not able to be tried.

THOMAS GREEN . I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody; she seemed much overcome, and implored forgiveness - she had 9d. in her pocket. I do not think she had any companions about.

GUILTY. Aged 27.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

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