Old Bailey Proceedings:
Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials

16th July 1794

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448. CHARLES VICARS proceedingsdefend was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , a coachman's cloth coat, value 1l. the goods of Samuel Palmer proceedingsvictim .

JAMES PRICE < no role > sworn.

I know the prisoner at the bar; I am an hackney coachman; I saw the prisoner go to this Samuel Palmer < no role > 's coach, and I saw him open the door and take the coat out, and I followed the coach up the rank, the coach was in the rank; I went and informed the coachman, Palmer, of it, he was not in the house; I told the waterman of it, and he went to his yard to tell him of it; I am sure of that is the man that took it.

HENRY COLE < no role > sworn.

I am constable of St. James's, Clerken-well; I had information that the prisoner had stole this coat; I apprehended him, but never saw the coat, and Mr. Palmer came down to Hatton-garden office, and swore to his losing a coat; Palmer presented the bill on Monday, and since then he has gone down into Scotland.

Q. To Price. Whose coach was it? - Mr. Harriott's, of Snug-lane.

Q. How did you know this was Palmer's coat? - Because he told me so.

Q. Did you ever see him wear it? - No, I did not.


Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.

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