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CARMARTHENSHIRE ADJOURNED QUARTER SESSIONS. The adjourned Sessions for the trial of prisoners was held in the Town-hall, Carmarthen, on Wednesday, the 14th instant, before D. Pugh, Esq., Chairman, Captain Phillips, R.N., H. Lawrence, M.D., Grismond Phillips, Daniel Prytherch, J. Banks Davies, W. B. G wynne, and John Beynon, Esqrs. The usual preliminaries having been observed, the following gentle- men were sworn on the GRAND JURY Jos. IIowells, Llwyndryssy, Laufihangel-Abercowin, foreman. John Morgans, Glanrhynys. I John Davies, Pentowin. David Ilees, Baesgellganol. Thomas Woods, Laugharne. Lewis Evans, Abergwilly Richard Lewis, Abergwilly. John Francis, Tyllwyd, ditto. T. Thomas, Talog-Abernunt. John Jeremy, Trevynnis, Abergwilly. James Richards, Pencader. Isaac Evans, Golden Grove. John Griffiths, Llwyndu. Richard Bowen, Bailyglass. Henry Jones, Llanarthney. John Lewis, Plas-ucha. William Jones, Cestanog. Charles Abbott, Hencoed. David Gravell, Cwmvelin. R. Ilowells, Glanmorlais, Esqs. The learned Chairman m addressing the Grand Jury observed :—There are very few cases in the calendar, and those of the simplest description. I take this opportunity of direct- ing attention to the subject of transportation. For some time past an idea has prevailed of the expediency of discontinuing the system on account of the evils which it entailed on the colonies. But it has been found that the discontinuance has not worked well Tor this country. The Government therefore have announced through the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on a motion made by Lord Mahon in the House of Commons on Thursday last, their determination to resume the system. It is important for the warning of offenders that it should be made known as widely as possible. Jane Williams, hawker, pleaded Guilty to the charge of stealing a pair of shoes, a cotton gown, a flannel apron, and a cap, the property of George Gray, at Llangadock. A former conviction for felony was proved, by which it appeared that the prisoner was sentenced to three months' im- prisonment at the Quarter Sessions for this county, on the 19th of Oct. 1848, and in eight days after the expiration of tl.a: sentence was again committed for the present offence. The learned Chairman in passing sentence observed, that in consideration of her youth (seventeen years), the court was desirous to afford her another opportunity to reclaim her con- duct, but cautioned her that if she again appeared at that bar, her next punishment would. undoubtedly, be transportation. Sentenced to six months' hard labour in the House of Correc- tion. Mr. J. Morgan appeared for the prosecution. John Coupland, sixteen, a tramp, pleaded Guilty to stealing a cheese, value nine shillings, the property of Elizabeth Griffiths, at Llanelly. The court expressed their determination to punish severely characters of this class, who evidently went about the country with no other object of obtaining a livelihood than by plunder. Sentenced to six months' hard labour. H 'iliiatn Brown,, alias Robert Burns, and John Ward, alias John Starling, two ill-looking fellows, were indicted for stealing from the shop of Charles Roberts, Llanelly, four ladies' slippers valued at seven shillings. Mr. Richard Ilees appeared for the prosecution. The prisoners were found Gunty. A previous conviction having been proved by Mr. Cox, the Governor of the House of Correction in Swansea, whereby it appeared the prisoners had been sentenced to three months' imprisonment at the "Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions on the 17th of October, 1848, the learned Chairman remarked that it was hopeless to expect any reformation in their characters, as it appeared they were tramping the country to live by pilfer, and sentenced each of them to ten years' transportation. On the sentence being pronounced, Brown exclaimed, "Thank you, that is all we want." William Smith, labourer, was indicted for stealing at Myrtle Hill two pairs of stockings and one silk handkerchief, the pro- perty of John Bankes Davies, Esq. Mr. Jeffries appeared for the prosecution. Prisoner made no defence, but on the usual question being asked if he had anything to say, merely shook his head. The' jury found him Guilty. The prisoner had also been convicted at Worcester on the 22nd of June, 1842, which having been proved, he was sen- tenced to ten years' tra,,i.-I)oi-tatioii. I-Lipoii hearing the sentence, he struck the dock with his hand, and stood down, This ended the business of the court. -Cai-mai,ilie?i Journal,



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