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Record Number: 1152


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Witness statements in trial for theft: James Streeter: "...says I, Mich, how did you come by this, I am afraid you did not get it honestly; he persisted in it, that he had received it for his cousin's prize money; the next morning, I saw it advertised in the newspaper and sent for a constable..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

3 Apr 1798

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: Princess Royal, Fell-street, Shoreditch
other location: public house,

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

James Streeter

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

landlord of public house

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1152

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 18 April 1798, Trial of Michael McCabe (t17980418-24),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 18 April 1798, Trial of Michael McCabe (t17980418-24), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1152, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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