At the general quarter-sessions of the peace

At the general quarter-sessions of the peace, which ended for this borough on monday last, three prisoners were tried, two of whom were found guilty, one of them for having found in his possession some nails the property of Mr. Garle, for which offence he was sentenced to lie three months in prison; the other, a woman was convicted of stealing a silver watch, but some favourable circumstances appearing in the course of her trial, the jury recommended her to the court for mercy, and she was accordingly ordered to lie in prison one month. At the same time, the Recorder was pleased to give a severe reprimand to the prosecutor. And one was acquitted.