HARRIET BATE.
3rd July 1834
Reference Numbert18340703-106
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceImprisonment

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998. HARRIET BATE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 2 spoons, value 9s.; 10 yards of crape, value 2l.; 1 printed book, value 6d.; and 1 handkerchief, value 6d., the goods of Samuel Backler , her master .

MARY BACKLER . I am the wife of Samuel Backler, who is a silversmith , and lives in Bishopsgate-street without , and I myself keep a staymaker's shop - the prisoner worked for me for about five years, and left - I lost some silver tea-spoons - I mentioned it to her - she said she thought it must have been the servant, who had just left - I said, "No; it is impossible, for I know her well" - she said, "Why did you not look into her box?" - I said, "Because I believed her strictly honest" - I said no more about it then - I gave the prisoner a china crape dress, containing ten yards, to get dyed, as she had said she knew where to get it dyed - I afterwards found it had not been taken to the place, and in consequence of suspicion I gave her into custody - I lost a little book from my work-room, and a handkerchief - (looking at the property) - I know the crape by a tear in it - the spoons have our initials on them.

THOMAS JEROME . I live in Union-street, Bishopsgate - I have a silver tea-spoon pawned for 3s., in the name of Ann Gibbons, by a person I believe to be the prisoner - I have seen the duplicate I gave the person - it is my own handwriting, and the one I delivered for the goods.

JAMES COOK . I live with Mr. Hasler , who is a pawnbroker - I have a piece of crape pawned by the prisoner - the duplicate the officer has is what I gave her - she pawned it on the 6th of May.

JAMES BRANNAN (police-constable G 206). I produce three duplicates which I found on the prisoner - the prosecutor's son told her the charge - I found forty-six duplicates on her, and a little book in the table drawer of her apartment.

THOMAS BROWN . I am a pawnbroker. I have a teaspoon pawned by the prisoner, on the 10th of May - I live in Bishopsgate-street-without - the duplicate produced by the officer is in my handwriting.

MRS. BACKLER re-examined. This is the book I lost.

GUILTY. Aged 48. - Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutrix . - Confined for Three Months .


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