1st February 1841
Reference Numbert18410201-635
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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635. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of William James Bonsor, from the person of Thomas Bonsor.

THOMAS BONSOR . On the 18th of January, I was at the Inland window of the Post-office, posting some letters—I had this handkerchief in my pocket, which belongs to my brother, William James Bonsor—the officer spoke to me, and I saw the prisoner and the handkerchief.

ROBERT TYRKELL . I am constable of the Post-office. I was on duty

in the hall of the Post-office a few minutes before six o'clock—there were a great number of persons collected—I saw the prisoner go up to the window, but he had no letters—two others went up after him—the two others went away—the prisoner was then going away—I took him, and opened his jacket, where I saw something bulky—I pulled this handkerchief from under it, I searched him, and found he had been in the Sailors' Union, and got some trowsers and other things when he came out.

GUILTY .* Aged 17.— Confined Six Months.

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