19th February 1829
Reference Numbert18290219-136

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662. SARAH LANE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , 2 coats, value 5s.; 2 waistcoats, value 4s.; 2 pairs of trousers, value 6s.; 2 pairs of stockings, value 2s.; 2 pairs of shoes, value 2s.; 2 caps, value 6d., and 2 bags, value 6d. , the goods of Sarah Lewis , widow .

SARAH LEWIS . I am a widow, and live in Laystall-street, Clerkenwell . This property was in my bed-room; I saw the prisoner going out of the door - my little boy came and told me a woman had got the two bags - I followed and took them from her - she had just turned the corner - they contained these articles; she said two boys had given her a penny a piece to get them, and shewed me two penny-pieces in her hand; I had seen the articles safe five minutes before, in the adjoining room.

CHARLES LEWIS . This bag and articles are mine - I saw the prisoner coming out of the bed-room with the bags, and told my mother.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN LIMBRICK . I am a constable. I was sent for, and took the prisoner; she said it served her right for being such a flat.

Prisoner's Defence. It was entirely distress - I had not been in bed for a whole week.

GUILTY . Aged 57.

Confined One Month .

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