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GUILDHALL. William Gore, a journeyman copper-plate printer, was charged with stealing a quantity of prints, and Mrs. Ann Qxley, a very genteel look- ing female who had the management of the busi- ness of Mr. Follet. a printsdler, 135, AIdersgate- st reet, was charged with rOceiviitg-,tito. It appeared that Messrs. Hurst, Robinson, and Co. are preparing for publication an expensive woi K, to be called The Gallery of the Marquis of Stafford," a series of fine engravings, includ- ing a favoarite painting of Wilkie's "The Break- fast Table." The working of the copper-plates was entrusted to Mr. Fenner, of Paternoster-row. Some copies of them having been offered for sale, Mr, Fenner was applied to and he immediately %s-tot to Mr. Follet's shop, and examined itierol- lection of prints. None of the impression were openly exposed in the shop, butabout 1800fthat description were picked out of the heap thirteen shillings was demanded for two copies of the Breakfast Table. Mr. Fefiner gave 2s. 6d. for another engraving, and then gave Mrs. Oxley, the vendor, into custody. Upon inquiry it turned out that she was the daughter-in-law of Gore, who was warehouseman to Mr. Fetiner. he said that she had received them from Gore for the purpose of copying out, and that Mr. Foilett had incautiously shown them before he called her ■ down, (lore admitted having taken the copy, because it was an allowed custom in the tradè; they were spoill impressions, and if he had not taken them they would have been burnt; hut he had rtever taken a single print with a view to profit. On the other hand, it tfas a.ll(i\?ed that the men were no doubt, in the hahit of taking I home a copy of any plate without the consent of their master. The prisoners were committed for I trial.

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