JOSEPH SPENCER.
30th June 1831
Reference Numbert18310630-40
VerdictNot Guilty

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1229. JOSEPH SPENCER was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of April , 1 portrait, value 5s.; 1 print, value 2l.; 3 pictures, value 1l.; 2 boxes, value 3s.; 1 caddy, value 3s.; 1 draft-board, value 1s.; 1 ring, value 3s.; 1 trunk, value 7s.; 1 panagram, value 5l.; 1 punch-bowl, value 10s: 1 set of china, value 9l., and 1 shilling , the property of Henry James Conway .

HENRY JAMES CONWAY . I am a solicitor , and live at my father-in-law's, in Farringdon-street. About three weeks before the 25th of April, I was removing from my residence, and I delivered to the prisoner, who was a porter , a variety of articles - he was to keep them at his house in Robinhood-court for me, till I authorised him to remove them; I delivered to him a portrait in oil, a print of the death of Nelson, three pictures in frames, one of which is needle-work, two boxes of law papers, a caddy, a draft-board, a trunk, a china bowl, and a panagram to teach the blind music, which cost ten guineas; the things were found in Union-street, Middlesex-hospital - the prisoner was taken at Hoxton; I only charge him with stealing these things, because he had removed them from his residence; but whether he did it with the intention of stealing I am sure I do not know.

MARTHA SIMMONDS. I saw the prisoner bring some of these goods to my brother's, at No. 45, Union-street, Middlesex-hospital - he brought no other goods but what the prosecutor has claimed; my brother wished him to take them away, and go away himself - he said they should he removed on the Monday morning; he gave the goods to me, and he said he was going out of town, and should be gone a fortnight or longer, then he intended settle.

NOT GUILTY .


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