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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1831, Sunday, May 1, 1831.

Bow street

On Tuesday, a lad named James Pearson, was charged. capitally before Sir R. Birnie, with having abstracted 10 Bank of England notes, of the value of 10l. each from a letter delivered to his charge for the purpose of being forwarded through the General Post-office.—Remanded