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Colonial Cases

R v. Macleod [1874]

larceny - criminal procedure

Supreme Court for China

Shanghai, 6 November 1874

Source: Supreme Court of China (Shanghai), Judges' Notebooks, The National Archives (U.K.), FO1092: 339, p 188

Regina v. Dugald Macleod

Indictment - Larceny of $22, the property of the China Coast Steam Navigation Company.

Plea

Jury sworn

Mr. Drummond for the prosecution

Mr. Hannen for the defence

Mr. D. applies to postpone the case on grounds of absence of material witness.

Capt. Bolton

The "[Tahu]" has not arrived - she was expected & ought to have left again to morrow morng. We have recd no information as to cause of delay.

Mr. Hannah - cannot consent.

Ct.

Jury discharged.

Fixed for Wednesday at 9.30. A fresh Jury to be sworn.

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