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<p>THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, FOR THE City of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX, ON</p>
<p>Wednesday the 24th, Thursday the 25th, and Friday the 26th, of April, in the Seventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>Being the Fourth SESSIONS in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>NUMBER IV.</p>
<p>Printed for J. WILFORD, behind the Chapter-House, near St. Paul's. M, DCC,XXXIV.</p>
<p>(Price Six Pence.)</p>
<p>Where may be had the foregoing Numbers in this Mayoralty, and the Sessions-Papers of the last.</p>
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<p>The PROCEEDINGS, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Did not you deliver the Goods to me?</p>
<p>Alcock. No; I left them in the open Room, and then we went to an Alehouse. And the Prisoner pretending to speak for some Beer, stept out at the back Door. As soon as I found he was gone, I ran back to the Blue-Anchor to see for the Goods. But Mrs Spinks, the Woman of the House, told me, that the Prisoner had fetch'd them away.</p>
<p>Mrs Spinks. I keep the Blue-Anchor.</p>
<p>Court. Have you a Husband?</p>
<p>Mrs Spinks. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. What is his Name?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. They cry'd, Stop Thief! And that made me run.</p>
<p>Court. But was that a Reason for your Running, if you had not been a Thief?</p>
<p>Mr. Dun. We did not cry, Stop Thief!</p>
<p>Prisoner. I bought the Goods of the Prosecutor. He sent them by his Man to the Place appointed, and the Man deliver'd them into my Hands.</p>
<p>Court. The young Man denies that upon his Oath.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He said they were not for himself, but his Sister Wilson at Twickenham; but upon Enquiry we could find no such Person.</p>
<p>Court. His taking the Goods out of the House, fixes the Fact upon him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Was not you with other Whores in Windsor-Court, where you drank 5 or 6 Quarterns of Brandy with them, and then they beat you?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Yes, I had been up the Court with another Woman, but she wrong'd me of nothing.</p>
<p>Prisoner. But was not you a fighting with them? and did not I come and take your part, when they were a beating of you?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There was a little of a Debate - but no Fighting as I remember.</p>
<p>Prisoner. You was drunk, and don't know what there was - I am sure you begg'd of me to see you safe out of the Court, for you was afraid they'd quite demolish you; and when we came into the Lane, you invited me to drink a Glass of Wine for my Civility.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Did I say, I robb'd him of it?</p>
<p>Ewen. I don't say you did.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not I say he gave it me?</p>
<p>Ewen. I believe you might</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. Why did you run away, if I gave it you?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did not run.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. You are a saucy lying B -</p>
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<p>Humphry Fortune. Missing the Goods, I tax'd the Prisoner. She fell on her Knees and begg'd Pardon, and said, she'd make me amends, for she had some Goods of her own, and would sell them and redeem mine, which she said she had pawn'd at Jo. Euthard's, at the 3 Bowls in Villars-street. He would not produce them till I got a Search-Warrant and he was very unwilling then; for he
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<p>Prisoner. My Mistress sent me to pawn some of the Things, and the rest I pawn'd for my own Use - They put me in here last Sessions, but fetch'd me out themselves, because the Goods were laid in a wrong Name.</p>
<p>Mrs Fortune. I did send her with 5 Spoons, and that was all, and I sent her again with Money to redeem them.</p>
<p>Court. When were you married?</p>
<p>Fortune. The 3 of January last</p>
<p>Uthard. They did not come for the Goods till the 15 of January.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17340424-10-off44 t17340424-10-crimeloc46"/>. How 'ye do, Madam? Says he. Very well, thank you, Captain, says I. And how does Mr. such-a-one do? says he; Very well, Sir, says I again, and then I look'd upon my Watch, and it was just upon the Stroke of two, and so the Captain and I parted. The Minute he left me, I met the Prisoner; he got betwixt me and the Wall, put his Arms round my Waist, asked me a rude Question and thrust me up against the Post. I was very much frighted; but as soon as I recovered myself, I said, O my Watch is gone - Then, Madam, says he, you can't tell what's a Clock. So he walked along towards Drury-lane, and stopt to speak with an Ordinary Creachure that stood at the End of Princes Court.</p>
<p>Court. Were you acquainted with him?</p>
<p>Hunter. No, I never saw the Fellow before.</p>
<p>Court. It's very strange, that a Man should be guilty of such an Action in a publick Street, and in the middle of the Day, and yet not endeavour to escape.</p>
<p>Hunter. But it's very true; and last Friday Morning, a Watch-maker came to wind up a Clock in the House where I live, and he told me that he had seen such a Watch as mine, and had it in his Hand, and that one Lowther (not the Prisoner, but another of the same Name) brought it to him - it was a Gold chaced Watch. I value it at 14 l.</p>
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<interp inst="t17340424-10-person91" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> I saw Mrs Hunter in Long-Acre, and a Man had his Arms round Waist She flung from him, and call'd him Fellow and said, she had lost her Watch. Then she went to Princes Court, and he to Red-Lion-Court End, on the other side of the Way. She turned back in a great flurry and went in at a Door. I thought it a very odd Matter, and so I look'd after him and he crost the Way, and stood talking, with a fat Woman in a striped Gown, at the End of Princes-Court</p>
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<interp inst="t17340424-10-person92" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There was a Mob about my Door, and this Gentlewoman and that Man were among them She held her Watch-chain in her Hand, and said, she had lost her Watch; and he said in a Bantering-way, Why don't you search me? You see I don't run away.</p>
<p>Captain Mitchell. I know nothing of the Prisoner or the Fact, but I met this Gentlewoman
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<p>Court. Why was not Lowther brought hither?</p>
<p>Birdsell. I know nothing of that.</p>
<p>Prisoner. As I was standing by the End of Long-Acre, this Woman went by on the other side of the Way, and said she had lost her Watch: She had a Train of People after her.</p>
<p>Hunter. There was not a Creachure near me, when he stopt me.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The People said, they did not believe her, for she was a Town-Madam of a very indifferent Character. And so when she came down again, I had the misfortune to ask her if she had pawn'd her Watch? Damn you, says she, I don't know but you have got it - she went after some Captain, as she call'd him, unto Long-Acre; but when she had gone a little way, she came back once more, and I offer'd to be searched; but she got a Constable who carried me before the Justice.</p>
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<p>The Jury
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<p>Prisoner. was it I, or
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<p>R. M. I can't be certain which, - But here is the Letter.</p>
<p>Mr. Dutems. I receiv'd this Letter by the
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<p>Court. Let the Letter be read.</p>
<p>Clerk reads.</p>
<p>`To Mr. Dutems at the Golden Cup, in `Leicester-Square. Send the Boy or Girl, of `the Person from whom the Things were took, `with the Money this Night'. [the Letter is torn in this place, and here's something wanting] `Shoulder of Mutton fields, let them `be there by Eleven. Send nobody with them. `Let them be in a Red Coat or Gown.</p>
<p>`P. S. None but them will have it, and `they must bring this Letter, I shall drop it `first and so let them the Money.</p>
<p>At 11 a Clock I and the Prisoner, with some of my Friends, went to the Shoulder of Mutton-fields: but not caring to venture the 10 Guineas, before I saw some probability of getting the Goods, we waited at some distance, and sent the Prisoner without the Money, to see if the Man was there, and brought the Goods. He went, and return'd in a little time, and said to us; I have met the Man, and he ask'd me if I had brought the Money. I told him no, for my Master was afraid he had not got the Things. He told me that he had, and put the Top of the Tweezer Case in my Hand, and jingled the other things in his Pocket; and then he bid me come to morrow Night at the same Hour, and bring the Money, but let nobody come with me. So we returned home, and went again the next Night: but having some suspicion of the Prisoner, I sent two of my Friends, a little before, (without the Prisoner's knowledge) to watch if any body came to him. But neither of them are here. For one of them can't speak English, and the other (Mr. Costeau ) is now a Prisoner in the Fleet. We took Arms with us; but when we came to the Field, the Prisoner pretended to be afraid, and desir'd to have a Brace of Pistols. I let him have one, and bid him fire it off if the Man went to take the Money from him without delivering the Goods. So giving him the 10 Guineas, he went towards the appointed part of the Field, and we lay perdue. In a quarter of an Hour we heard the Pistol fir'd; upon which we ran towards the Place, and saw the Prisoner struggling with a Man. I took that Man to be the Thief, and was going to shoot him, but was afraid of killing the Prisoner. But when I came quite up to them, I found that Man was my Friend Costeau. We searched the Prisoner, and found a Guinea in his Pocket, he said the Man gave it him in goodwill. I ask'd him why he fir'd then? and he answer'd, because he saw 2 Men coming along. I ask'd him what he had done with the other 9? He said he had given them to the Man for the Goods. Mr. Costeau said, that no Man came to the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Court. You should have brought Mr Costeau hither by a Habea Crpus.</p>
<p>E. M. I have been at a considerable Charge already about this Affair - we went to the Salmon and Ball, and I told the Prisoner I suspected he had hid the Money in the Bank. He said, Do you think I would serve you so? But three of the Company took Links, and went back to see if they could find it. While they were gone the Prisoner call'd me aside, and said it was Necessity that drove him to do what he had done, and beg'd that I would not prosecute him; for if I did, he was ruined. I told him, his best way would be, to make a plain Confession; and then he own'd he had hid 9 Guineas in the Bank. Upon this we went out, and met the three Men coming back with their Links. The Prisoner desir'd the Links might be put out, or keep at a distance, and so he went to the Place in the Dark, and went into the Ditch, and brought out the Money.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not I describe the Man to be in a Lac'd hat and a Great-coat.</p>
<p>E. M. Yes; the first Night.</p>
<p>P. And the second Night, I told you which way he went, and that he was not gone 20 Yards off when you came up to me.</p>
<p>Mr. Dutems. I am a Jeweller, and Goldsmith. My Lord Harvey gave me a Family-Box to fit up. Mr. Manisire had it from me, and after sometime, he told me, it was lost. We advertised it; and the same Evening I received the Letter that was produced in Court. I sent my Servant with it to Mr. Manisire: But his Servant (the Prisoner) came, and told me his Master was not at home. I sent them both back to look for him, and at last they found him. We thought it was not
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<interp inst="t17340424-13-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . At 9 at Night, my Master told me he had received a Letter, and sent me with it to the Prisoner's Master; but he was not at home. I told the Prisoner, the Thief was found, and he must meet him in the Shoulder of Mutton-Fields. He said, he would not venture his Life for his Master, nor never a Man in the World - At last he found his Master - I went with them that Night to the Salmon and Ball, and thence over 3 or 4 Fields; the Prisoner went before, and we lay down in the middle of the Field. He soon returned, and said it was no Bite, for he had met his Chap, who had shewn him the Top of the Tweezer-case, and chinked the rest of the Things in his Pocket. When I first came to the Place, says he, I walk'd about, and the Man came out of the Ditch, and walked about too; and then he said, young Man do me no Harm, and I'll do you none. Next Night we went again, and the Prisoner went a Field or 2 before us; and then he returned, and said, He was afraid, and desired us to come nearer, which we did; and he went forward again. In a little time he whistled, and fired a Pistol; upon which we all ran up, and a Man met me, and clapt a Pistol to my Breast. He did not know me in the dark, nor I him, till he spoke, and then I found he was one of the Frenchmen who went before hand to watch the Prisoner. Coming all into the Shoulder of Mutton-Path, Mr. Manisire searched the Prisoner, and found a Guinea in his Pocket; and when we came to the Salmon and Ball, we agreed to be searched all round, that no Exceptions might be taken, by searching some, and not others. After the Search, 3 of the Company would go back with Links, to see if the Prisoner had hid no Money in the Bank; and while they were gone, the Prisoner call'd his
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<p>Prisoner. The Things were lost on Friday Morning. I advis'd my Master to get some Bills printed for the stopping them. He did not approve of this, but advertised them on the Monday following, and the same Evening Mr. Dutems receiv'd a Letter, to send me or the Girl to meet the Man in the Field. I went with my Master and several others; but they stopt on this side the Place appointed, and sent me forward. When I had walk'd about for 2 or 3 Minutes, a tall thin Man in a laced Hat call'd to me, and said, I believe you are the young Man - have you brought the Money? No, says I. Why so? says he. Because, says I, my Master is afraid you have not got the Goods. Yes, but I have, says he, for here they be; and with that he put a Part of them in my Hand, and bid me come next Night and bring the Money, and be sure to come alone. So I went back to my Master, and we all went home, and came again next Night. My Master proposed, that I should give the Thief 10 Counters instead of Guineas; but I was afraid the Thief would discover the Cheat, and so my Life would be in Danger, and therefore I would not undertake it. Then my Master gave me ten Guineas: But as I went along, I began to consider, that my Master would be very glad to save his ten Guineas, and so I hid 9 Guineas in the Bank, and gave the Thief 10 Counters, and he return'd me one for my Civility.</p>
<p>Court. Was any Counters found upon the Prisoner when he was search'd.</p>
<p>Mr. Dubois. I found no Counters about him.</p>
<p>Mr. Manisire. Nor I, and yet we searched him every where; all his Pockets, his Coat, Shoes and Stockings, after we had found one Guinea, in hopes of finding the Rest.</p>
<p>Court. The Prisoner gives a good Reason for refusing to impose the Counters upon the Thief, for he says, he was afraid of a Discovery; and this appears natural; but it's by no means natural to suppose, that this Terror should vanish, and his Mind should change so suddenly. And it's very unaccountable, that he should hide only 9 Guineas in the Bank: If he did it for Security, why did he not hide all the 10? And if he intended to return the Money to his Master, why did he so long conceal where it was, and pretend he had given it to the Thief?</p>
<p>Prisoner. When I had concluded to impose upon the Thief, by giving him Counters instead of Guineas for the Goods, I confess, that, having such an Opportunity, I did design afterwards to defraud my Master of the Money, and therefore I put one Guinea in my Pocket, to make believe, that I had really given the Thief the Money, (tho' I gave him only the Counters) and that he had return'd me that Guinea for my Trouble.</p>
<p>Mr. Bowen. The Prisoner was my Scholar, I have known him 4 Years. I taught him Writing and Arithmetick, and he always behaved very well and deservingly.</p>
<p>Juryman. Pray my Lord let the School-master see the Letter.</p>
<p>Mr. Bowen. I don't take this to be his Writing. 'T is nothing like what he wrote when he was with me.</p>
<p>Court. No doubt but a Person would disguise his Hand on such an Occasion; but sure you can distinguish betwixt a natural and a feign'd Hand - Do you think this is natural?</p>
<p>Mr. Bowen. I can't say as to that.</p>
<p>A great many Witnesses appear'd to the Prisoner's Reputation, and gave him a very good Character.</p>
<p>Court. To Mr. Manisire. Did you ever propose to deliver the Counters to the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Manisire. No; I did not, but some such Thing was mentioned.</p>
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<p>Mr. Dubois. It was I who propos'd it, upon which the Prisoner said, he would not go for the World. Then said his Master; well, give him 10 Guineas. Pray don't go to deceive me now, says the Prisoner, for it may be of very ill Consequence.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I own I was in the House, but the Sash was lifted up before.</p>
<p>Juryman. Does the Pin go thro' the Shutter?</p>
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<p>Council. Was Brown present when you did it?</p>
<p>Wells. No.</p>
<p>Court. When was it done?</p>
<p>Wells. It's so long ago that I have forgot the time; but it was the same Day as it is dated.</p>
<p>Court. Where was it done?</p>
<p>Wells. In Bond-street.</p>
<p>Court. How came you to do it?</p>
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<p>First Indictment.</p>
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<p>Court. Is there any Similitude?</p>
<p>Copeland. Yes a great deal; for it is not all like his Writing.</p>
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<p>Then the Receipt was read.</p>
<p>Mr. Farly. The Prisoner was brought before
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<p>Then the Confession was read.</p>
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<p>Court, to Wells. Have a Care for the future how you write Receipts in other Persons Names.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am very sorry for what I have done. When I first began, I had no Intent of wronging my Master - It was done foolishly, and for want of Thought. I had been extravagant, and could not settle my Accounts; but I was in hopes of making it up before I was discover'd - But I cannot excuse my self - I might have done well if I would - My Master and Lady were like a Father and Mother to me, and the more is my Guilt, in making such ungrateful Returns for their Goodness - I hope my Misfortunes may be a Warning to all others - I know not what to say - I beg for Mercy - And if I live, I hope God will assist me to live better, and to make some Amends for my past Offences.</p>
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<p>Court. Did you observe the Navel, or any thing about it, belonging to a new born Child?</p>
<p>E. H. No. It was filthy with the Soil of the Privy.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was it a Stone Kitchen?</p>
<p>E. H. No. A boarded Floor?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was I alone, or was any of the Family in the House?</p>
<p>E. H. I don't know - I saw none but you when I first came.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was the Child cover'd in the Vault?</p>
<p>E. H. No. It lay clear.</p>
<p>Prisoner. How deep was the Vault?</p>
<p>E. H. I don't know.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was it a slight Bruise on the side of the Head, or a large one?</p>
<p>E. H. I did not search - A Midwife was sent for after the Child was found; but she did not come till next Day.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. What did you understand I meant by saying so? - That I carried it to the Place, or that I murder'd it?</p>
<p>M. P. I don't know what you meant.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Might not that come by a Fall at it's Birth?</p>
<p>M. F. I can't say that.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not you take some Child-Bed-Linnen out of my Trunk.</p>
<p>M. F. Yes; a Shirt, a Blanket, and a Night-Cap, a Biggin, and a long Stay; but these I did not see till Monday, and it's much to be fear'd, that you did not put them there; for indeed I was inform'd they were borrow'd of a Neighbour.</p>
<p>Court. That's no Evidence - You must not swear what you heard, but only what you know.</p>
<p>Mr. Coulson, Surgeon. I found a large Contusion on the side of the Child's-head, which I believe was the Cause of it's Death. The Bruise might happen by the Child's falling from her, for a Child falls with a prodigious force.</p>
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<interp inst="t17340424-21-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I built the Vault not long ago, and was sent for, to take the Child out; but it was taken out by Mr. Jordan. The Vault is but 6 Foot deep, and the Depth of the Soil was not above 3 Inches, or 3 and a half. The Breadth of the Seat is 22 Inches; there is no Cross-bars within. The Back of it lies open, and the Bottom is not paved, but is a soft Sand.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Could the Child receive such a Bruise as to kill it, by falling down that way.</p>
<p>Surgeon. - I think not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17340424-21-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Child lay upon its back, and did not seem to be daub'd at all. I got a Ladder, and went down 4 or 5 Rounds, and try'd to take it with a Rake; but when I had raised it 2 or 3 foot, it fell down again, and that daub'd it pretty much. There was a Bruise and some Blood about it's Head, but the Skin was not broke.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was taken very bad in Bed, between 5 and 6 in the Morning. I came down Stairs, and call'd for help as well as I could, but there was Nobody else in the House. The next Door was an Ale-house, and a Noise being there, I believe they could not hear me. And being violent ill, and in great Extremity of Pain, I was deliver'd in the Kitchen. I never saw the Child move, nor never laid Hands on it; but it got that Bruise on the Head by falling from me, and then in a fright I took it up and carried it to the Vault.</p>
<p>Court. Read the Statute the 21st of K. James the I. Chap. 27.</p>
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<p>For the preventing therefore of this great Mischief, be it enacted by the Authority of this present Parliament, That if any Woman, after one Month next ensuing the End of this Session of Parliament, be deliver'd of any issue of her Body, Male or Female, which being born alive should, by the Laws of this Realm, be a Bastard, and that she endeavour privately, either by drowning or secret burying thereof, or any other way, either by herself or the procuring of others, so to conceal the Death thereof, as that it may not come to Light, whether it were born alive or not, but be conceal'd. In every such case, the said Mother so offending shall suffer Death as in Cases of Murder, except such Mother can make proof, by one Witness at least, that the Child (whose Death was by her so intended to be conceal'd) was born dead ?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I hope you'l consider me. I was in Liquor when I commited this Fact, and it was the first that ever I did.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Had she any Surgeon to cure her Wounds?</p>
<p>Hoare. No. - But there's a Scar still to be seen in her left Ear - Do but look Sir - Turn your Head about Jenny - See here now, is not this a Scar?</p>
<p>Juryman. Here is a little Scar indeed</p>
<p>Prisoner. That's because her Ear rings were Brass, and they fester'd her Ears.</p>
<p>Cardwell. Brass, Madam? Brass? I'd have you to know they were right good Silver, tho' I say it.</p>
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<p>Cardwell. They were wash'd over with Gold, and they cost 7 s. 6 d.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say to the Fellow, I never saw him before - But I had been to the Post-house with a Letter to my Husband, and going back, he catch'd hold of my Apron, and said, I was the Woman. What do you mean Fellow? says I. Go about your Master's Business. Where's the Watch? The Watch? Says he. I thought he had call'd the Watch; but I could not think for what. And 2 Watchmen came, and carried me to the Watch house, where I was search'd all over.</p>
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<p>Court. How can you be sure of that, when you did not see her?</p>
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<p>Court. Whose Guinea was it?</p>
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<p>Court. Go then. Let the Prisoner stand by a little.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. There's a great many Alleys thereabouts, and I told you that it was not I but a Man in Black, who was run down such an Alley; I was following him.</p>
<p>Baker. Yes he said so; but we saw none but he, nor heard any, for the Streets were quite still.</p>
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<p>Pilkington. I never said any such thing.</p>
<p>Watchman. The Prisoner was sober, civil, and sedate. When he was carried before the Justice, Pilkington push'd the Boy up, and bid him be brisk.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Lucas. He was my Lodger 6 Months, my House was open to him, and I never found nor heard that he was any ways dishonest - This was 4 Months ago, and I have known but little of him since then.</p>
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<p>Court. What Carver said of the Prisoner is no Evidence.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you ever miss any Buttons? And when?</p>
<p>Mr. Cornthwaite. On this Information I examin'd narrowly, and mist these and other Parcels - Indeed I had suspected the Prisoner some time before. For I had a Box in which I keep nothing but Gold and Silver-lace, and I trusted no body with the Key but the Prisoner. I look'd into this Box one day, and found a Gross of Gold Thread Buttons which I never put there. This made me suspect, that he had a design to carry them off. I ask'd him how they came there. He seem'd confus'd and made me no satisfactory Answer.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you ever enquire after what you mist?</p>
<p>Mr. Cornthwaite. Yes; I have often enquir'd of you, but not of my Workmen.</p>
<p>Prisoner. But did you ever tax me with wronging you?</p>
<p>Mr. Cornthwait. No; for tho' I had long been jealous of you, I had no business to let you know it, because I wanted to make a Discovery.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you miss that Gross before you found them in the Lace-box ?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Is not that a Publick Drawer your Shop, where 30 Men are at Work.</p>
<p>Mr. Cornthwaite. Yes; I keep a Quantity there in readiness, if my Men should want any when I am out of the way.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not you order me to clear that open Drawer, and put the Buttons in the Lace-box to keep them from Tarnishing.</p>
<p>Mr. Cornthwaite. I have order'd you to that Drawer, but not to put the Buttons the Box</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not you take a Parcel of French Buttons out, and bid me put them by, and give me some odd Buttons to put into the Drawer?</p>
<p>Mr. Cornthwite. I don't remember any such Circumstance, Mr. D -</p>
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<p>Court. You must not proceed thus - 'Tis going into another Fact.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I desire he may be heard as to that, because it will shew the Falsehood of -</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The Prisoner recommended this Man to me, and now he would impeach his Character.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did I tell you that the Old Man was my Friend?</p>
<p>Trutor. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. What are you?</p>
<p>Trutor. A Gold and Silver Buttong Maker. You know dat vary vell - vy you ask me den?</p>
<p>Prisoner to the Prosecutor. Have not you trusted me with 2 or 300 l. at a Time, and particularly when you have been out of Town?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I may have trusted so much in your Hands, but not when I went out of Town.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was not I always very sober and industrious.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Sober you were; but I can't commend your Industry; for you were very heedless, Mr. D -</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Might not another Man make such Work.</p>
<p>Varney. I know my own Work in particular.</p>
<p>Prisoner. But have you sold none of the same Sort to other Persons?</p>
<p>Varney. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Has not my Master told you, that I was a very honest Man?</p>
<p>Varney. I don't remember - but if he did it, it is a good while ago.</p>
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<p>Court. That's not Evidence.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I found some of my Lace on the Prisoner's Wife's Shoes.</p>
<p>Court. That's not in the Indictment - Where is this Old Man Carver?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I call'd at his Lodging, and was told he was gone in the Country.</p>
<p>Just. Deveil. I took his Inf rmation on Oath, and he sign'd it, and I bound him in 40 l. to appear here and give Evidence.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I would fain have had him secur'd, and offer'd Mr. De Veil 20,000 l. Security to
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<p>Court. Record his Default - It seems to cast a Reflection on the Prisoner, that his Father-in-Law chuses to forfeit 40 l. rather than appear.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have put my Master in a Method of marking each Piece, and deducting what was cut off, to prevent his Servants from wronging him - He never pretended he had lost any Thing, till I was taken up - I submitted to the low Drudgery of cleaning out his Drawers, with no other Design, than to get an Insight into his Business, which I intended to set up for my Self; and when he heard of it, he shew'd his ill Will in aspersing and bespattering my Character.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Did you intend to turn Taylor? - My Lord he is not capable of it. He was brought up a Mercer; and I never heard a Word of his having such a Design before he was sent to Newgate-He has endeavour'd to throw an Imputation of Malice upon me; but -</p>
<p>Court. You need not give your self any trouble about that, for he has made no such thing appear.</p>
<p>The Reverend Mr. Morgan. I am desired to appear, and do that Justice to the Prisoner's Character as I believe he deserves. I have known him several Years. All his Acquaintance have represented his Character in a favourable Light. So far as my Station and Function can be supposed to have an Insight into a Man's Character, whom I have had a long Intimacy with, I believe him to be an honest Man, and I believe all his Acquaintance have the same Opinion of him.</p>
<p>Mr. Truby. I served him with Wine when he kept a Coffee-house, and he paid me very honestly.</p>
<p>Mr. Newel. I lived with him at Mr. Langley's on Ludgate-Hill, and he behav'd well there.</p>
<p>Mr. Herbert. He was my Apprentice, and served me 7 Years faithfully. He has been gone from me 7 or 8 Years, and I have heard nothing amiss of him since.</p>
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