Twelve Pieces of Leather
It’s often rather fun to stick your own name into Google and see what results you find.
One of the more interesting results I have found, pointed me to proceedings at the Old Bailey, on 26th May 1748:
DANIEL STEAD, THEFT: SIMPLE GRAND LARCENY, 26TH MAY, 1748.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17480526-9
+ Crime(s): theft: simple grand larceny,
+ Verdict: Not Guilty: prosecutor not present,
271. Daniel Stead was indicted for stealing twelve pieces of leather, value 4s. 6d. the property of George Jarvis.
The prosecutor not appearing, he was acquitted.
You can view the original page about this here:
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834