From The Proceedings Of The Old Bailey, 29 April, 1747

Q. to Joshua Ellis . What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar?

Ellis. On the 24th of March last, in the Evening, I was coming from Leaden-hall , this Man, the Prisoner, was behind me, and I felt his Hand in my Pocket; immediately I turned round and said, You Rogue, you have picked my Pocket.

Exactly 231 years before I was born, to the day, a man with my name had his pocket picked whilst coming from Leadenhall Market.

I find that neat.

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