Commwth v Hetty Tyler. Deps. of witnesses.
John S. Austin sworn deposed, that he is engaged at the Institute Hospital as Steward and hired the prisoner to cook and prisoners daughter to wash clothing and sheets and other things for the Hospital. Witness missed sheets, towels and pillow cases and other things from the Hospital and suspected the prisoner of stealing them. Witness with the assistance of the provost guard searched the prisoners house and found a quantity of sheets, towels and pillow cases and uniform pants. The goods stolen and found in witnesses house are worth over fifty dollars, and were the property of the Confederate States. Some of the sheets had been cut up and made into towels after they had been stolen. When the prisoner has ascertained that witness had found the goods in her house she ran away and was afterwards arrested by witness and handed over to the police. Witness identified the property as belonging to the Hospital by the marks on them. Witness recovered twenty one linen sheets and four cotton sheets.
For the defence Elizabeth Giles sworn deposed that the prisoner resides in her kitchen and takes in washing. The prisoner has always borne a good character. During the month of August the prisoner was employed at the Hospital.