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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174212080001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE SESSIONS of PEACE, Oyer and Terminer, FOR THE CITY of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX, ON
<p>WEDNESDAY the 8th, THURSDAY the 9th, and FRIDAY the 10th of December.</p>
<p>In the 16th Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>Right Hon.
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<p>Printed for T. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row , 1742.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174212080002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE</p>
<p>Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, For the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>++ On Tuesday , Dec. 14th, Mr Serjeant URLIN was chosen Recorder of this City, in the Room of Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>+ The Breaks, in This and other Trials, are to shew, that what follows is in Answer to Questions put to the Witnesses; which Questions are omitted, when the Answers sufficiently denote what they were.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. As I was coming by Fleet-ditch, I bought a Halfpenny worth of Walnuts, and eat them all the Way I went, and threw the Shells away, and the Gentleman took it to be a Snuff-box, when it was only a Parcel of Walnut-shells, and nothing else.</p>
<p>Dr Lacour. It did not found any Thing like Walnuts, it fell like something heavy.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, please to ask whether I was the Person that took the Cloth?</p>
<p>Lacour. I do not know whether he is the Man that took away the Check.</p>
<p>Court. Mr. Demee's Man says you are the Person that took the Cloth.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am innocent of it.</p>
<p>Mr Paget. I met the Prisoner with a Piece of Linnen, dragging along the Ground, just by Mr Salter's Shop, within two Doors of Mr Demee's. - I am sure that is the Man, and that is the Linnen: One End was under his Arm, and the other dragging upon the Ground, when they cry'd out stop Thief: I had like to have run over a Girl, or I had taken it from under his Arm: He threw the Check down; I said to a Gentleman, Take Care of the Check; and I ran after him, and took him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mind what you are upon, young Man: I am as innocent as the Child unborn.</p>
<p>Paget. I am sure he flung the Check from him: then I ran after him, and in about two or three Minutes I took him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. One hit me, and another hit me. I am an innocent Man. Ask him if he saw me with it under my Arm?</p>
<p>Paget . I am sure he is the Person that had the Check under his Arm.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am innocent of the Matter: I am but just come from Sea.</p>
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<p>* 21st James I. Cap 27. If any Woman be delivered of any Issue of her Body, which, being born alive, should by the Laws of this Realm , be a Bastard, and she endeavour privately, either by drowning, or fact 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 he concealed: In every such Case, the Mother so offending, shall suffer Death, as in Case of Murther, except such Mother can make Proof by the Witness at the least, that the Child was born dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mrs Gilbert , about the Time she speaks of, went down into the Necessary-Place, and came up very much frightened, and said she saw a Bundle of Linnen in the Vault (which is a Common-Sewer) endeavoured to be push'd into a Hole. She acquainted me with it: I let it lie that Night. Next Day I called to a Neighbour, and got a Pair of Tongs and took it out of the Vault. I pulled off one Linnen and then another, and discovered a Child's Hand and Arm. I was very much frightened, and went to a Justice of the Peace, to know what to do (for I did not know the Nature of the Affair) he ordered me to go to the Coroner. - It was discovered on Sunday Night between seven and eight o'Clock, but I did not take it out till Monday the 11th of October. It was a Male Child. When it was wash'd I laid it on a Table, in a convenient Place for the Jury to examine it. - There were no Marks of Violence upon it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-4-person55" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a Midwife; I saw the Child upon a Table. There was no Appearance of any Violence.</p>
<p>Q. Upon viewing the Child, how do you think it came by its Death?</p>
<p>Tullock . I cannot say indeed.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Thing provided for the Child ?</p>
<p>Tullock. There were some Things provided for the Child.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know she was the Mother of the Child?</p>
<p>Tullock. No. - It is my Opinion the Child came to its full Time, but the poor Creature was ignorant.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think there was any Miscarriage?</p>
<p>Tullock. I cannot be sure whether the Mother of the Child went her full Time. - I believe she might come pretty near to the Time. - She owned herself to be the Mother of the Child.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say with Respect to the Death of the Child?</p>
<p>Tullock. She said she was delivered of a dead Child, and that she did not think herself in Labour. - I believe the Child was born at a Relation's of her's in Piccadilly, at her Brother's; she was Serant there.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you whether there was any Midwife attended on the Occasion.</p>
<p>Tullock . She did not tell me that; but she told me the Child was carried and put into a Vault, to avoid her Shame. I asked her, if she had any Thing prepared for the Infant, and she said Yes; - It was after she was in Custody that she told me this; she said she had provided Things for the Child, and that they were in a Closet in the Room where she lay at her Brother's; and I went and found all the Things there as she said.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Closet locked?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174212080005"/>Tullock . Her Brother was mov'd from that House to another. - The House was empty when I went to look for these Things; I got the Key of the Landlord, and went and found them there; these are the Things. - They are convenient Things for a Person in those Circumstances.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-4-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Coroner for the Liberty of Westminster; this is a Copy of the Examination * I took from the Prisoner at the Bar before the Jury, signed with her own Hand; she said the same in Substace to Mrs Tullock, tho' she did not chuse, it seems, to mention it.</p>
<p>* 1st & 2d, Philip & Mary, Cap. 13. Sect. 5 & 6. Every Coroner, upon any Inquisition before him found, whereby any Person or Persons shall be indicted for Murder or Manslaughter committed, shall put in Writing the Effect of the Evidence given to the Jury before him. - And shall also take Examinations, &c. and certify them at the next Goal-Delivery.</p>
<p>The Examination of
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<p>This Examinant faith, '' That on the 5th Instant '' she was delivered of a Male Child (which '' was still-born) at the Bear and Ragged Staff in '' Piccadilly, in the Parish of St James, Westminster; '' and that on the 10th Instant, she, this '' Examinant, unfortunately convey'd the same into '' the Bog-House, belonging to the House of John '' Hughes, in Li ttle Jermyn street, in the said Parish '' of St James, and cast it down the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-4-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . [The Prisoner's Brother.] When I examined her how she came to sign her Confession, when she can neither read nor write, she said she did not know what she did. As she is a young Body, and an ignorant Person, I hope the Court will take it into Consideration. She always behav'd well; I never saw her concerned in Liquor all the while she liv'd with me. I knew no more of this Affair than the Child unborn.</p>
<p>Prisoner. We were moving from one House to another, and carrying heavy Things, I hurt myself. I came before my Time, which I did not think I had been so near. I was up three Pair of Stairs by my self when I was deliver'd, and could not make any Body hear me. I was well enough when I went to Bed, and did not think of being in Labour. The Child was dead born.
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<p>Q. How do you know the Wind did not blow the Window open?</p>
<p>Hodges . No, I am sure it did not; it has been but lately mended; he cut the Lead, and took out two Panes of Glass: - I know it, because the Lead was cut, and the Glass gone: - he left nothing behind him but a dark Lanthorn: He had a Light when I came into the Square, and it was put out the Minute he heard us come up to the Window. - I found upon him a Couple of Knives, and an Iron Chissel. They, and the Lanthorn, were produced in Court.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please to ask her what Answer I made when she laid hold of me?</p>
<p>Hodges. He said, Mistress, you are mistaken in the Person, for I have been at my Father's putting up a Loom, and am just come from work.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask her if she never lost Sight of me before she took me?</p>
<p>Hodges . No, I never did.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please to ask her, why she did not cry out Stop Thief while I was in the House .</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Ask her whether there was any Light in the House?</p>
<p>Hodges . Yes, there was. -</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was there any Body with me?</p>
<p>Hodges . No, not that I saw; there was a Man stood with his Back against an empty House; but as soon as he saw us come to the Window he ran away.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask her whether I was fuddled or not?</p>
<p>Hodges , I cannot be a Judge of that, I was too much frightned to see whether he was in Liquor or not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She swore before the Alderman, that I was very much in Liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-5-person67" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 25th of October, about a Quarter before seven, I came home with Mrs Hodges, who was frighten'd at seeing a Light in the House: I held my Face close against the Window, looked in, and saw that Man in the House: He jump'd out at the Window, she run after him, and brought him back by the Collar. - He could not get in at the Door, for the Door was double lock'd, and the Key left at the next Door for her Husband. The first Thing I saw when I went into the House, was a Dark-Lanthorn, the next was four Plates, which were moved from the Shelf to the Window, ready to be delivered out, as I supposed. - When he was brought back, he was told they did not suppose he had been long there, and the Prisoner said, No Body knows how long I have been there.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I borrow'd this Chissel of my Father, to pull down a Loom with.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with a Dark-Lanthorn?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I do not know any thing of a Dark-Lanthorn. As I was going along, a Person shov'd me down; I could not recover my self: Said that Gentlewoman, What, have I caught you? Why, what have I done? said I. I know what you have done, said she; so she charged another Man or two with me. I went with them very quietly: She said I broke into her House; but I am sure I never was in her House, as God is my Judge.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I know nothing of it;
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<p>Prisoner. It was a Thing I never did before in my Life; I was very much in Liquor.
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<p>Prisoner. Ask him whether the Handkerchief was out of his Pocket when he took hold of my Hand?</p>
<p>Higginson . The Handkerchief was in his Hand in my Pocket, and I took it out of his Hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-8-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About the 20th of October, in the Evening, I was going towards Covent-Garden; by St Clement's-Church, I heard a Cry of Stop Thief, Stop Thief, that Fellow has picked my Pocket. The Prisoner ran by me, I followed and stopped him, and his Hat fell off; then this Gentleman said, This is the Fellow: I heard there was a great Number of People designed to rescue him; and finding the Constable did not care to take Charge of him, I said, If you will not take Care of him, I will take Care of you; and I believe there were almost all the Watchmen went with us as a Guard, for several of the People said, they would not let John go.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I accidentally hit my Foot against the Corner of a Window, and fell down, and he cried out Pickpocket , and struck me; when he came before Justice Fraser , he valued the Handkerchief at 10 d. they kept me from Seven to Twelve, and no Body would take Charge of me.</p>
<p>Wood. The Constables would not take Charge of him, because they did not believe he had picked his Pocket; and that Gentleman said he had.</p>
<p>Prisoner. God forgive you for what you have sworn.</p>
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<p>Court. The Constables ought to be indicted for not doing their Duties.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-9-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Head, in Wych street , I found the Prisoner there; said I, I hope you are not the unfortunate Person that is detained here upon the Account of my Mug. He said, Indeed I am; I did not steal it, my Brother stole it, and gave it to me to sell, and I knew it at the same Time to be your Mug. - I think the Prisoner was a Linnen-Draper.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-9-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th of October last, the Prisoner brought me a Silver Pint Pot, and offered it to sell: I saw him in a great Amazement, and stopped the Pot on Suspicion. About an Hour afterwards I found, by an Advertisement, it was Mr Ellis's , and a Guinea Reward offer'd for it: He had the Pot, and gave me the Guinea, and said, Cast the Man, and I shall be obliged to you. About seven Days after the Prisoner came again, and called for a Pint of Beer. I went to Mr Ellis's, and he came and took him.</p>
<p>Ellis. I do not know any thing of the Prisoner, his Brother I believe stole it. When I carried the Pot with me to Mr Austen's , on his being detain'd, he fell upon his Knees, and said, It was my Pot, and no Body could suffer for it but himself.</p>
<p>Court. I thought you said his Brother stole it.</p>
<p>Ellis. But he said his Brother was gone for a Soldier.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The Prosecutor says the Pot was taken from his House, the 12th of October, what Time of the Day was it?</p>
<p>Ellis. I cannot tell exactly.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He seemed to speak before to a particular Hour, ask him whether he can prove by any Witness, that I was at his House the 12th of October? I can prove I was not in his House that Day.</p>
<p>The Prisoner call'd the following Witnesses .</p>
<p>- Hutchinson . He was with me at the Grotto in Southampton-Buildings that Day from 5 till 7, then each of us parted by Smithfield, and went to our Lodgings, and he was very chearful.</p>
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<p>Mr Saffree. I have known him a Year and an half, and have trusted him where there was 500 l. in the Room, for an Hour together, and never missed any. Sometimes, especially latterly, he has been a little in a Frenzy.</p>
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<p>Q. What were his Friends?</p>
<p>Wright . They were Mercers in the Country. I believe he has had some Money left him lately, but I believe he has been disappointed of it. He has been sometimes a little out of his Senses.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I never was guilty of any such Thing. If I see a Handkerchief upon the Ground, I think it is free for any Body.
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<p>Prisoner. What Time was it?</p>
<p>Doody. It was between seven and eight o'Clock.
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<p>Mr Satchel. I was going along, and this young Woman cried out, Stop Thief; and the Prisoner at the Bar flung the Things out of his Apron. - I think it was between the George and a Chandler's-Shop, in the King's-Road, the End of Theobald's-Row. I know the Things very well, if I see them, it is a Snuff-colour'd Coat, I think with twelve Gold Buttons, and a
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<p>Q. Who gave you the Things again?</p>
<p>Reynardson . The People of the
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<p>Prisoner. I was coming along, and a Girl cried out, Stop Thief; and they laid hold on me, and took me, though I was innocent of the Matter.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I did not take them indeed.</p>
<p>Bambridge Cresswell. This good Woman left some Things at my Master's, the 25th of October, in the Name of
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<p>Prisoner. They were my own, I had Brushes and other Things in my Basket; I am a
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<p>Middleton . I believe he did serve his Time to that Trade.
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<p>Q. Then you take in Things of any Body that brings them?</p>
<p>Wood. We take in Goods of any Body, if we believe them to be their own.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. His Wife told me, if at any Time I wanted a little Matter of Money, I might make use of her Things, if I had a Mind, so that her Husband did not know it. I did not do it with any Design of Fraud: She begged me when I was in the Round-House not to mention it to her Husband, and I should not have a Hair of my Head hurt.
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<p>Q. Concern! What is that?</p>
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<p>Q. Was the Prisoner gone when you fell asleep?</p>
<p>Emmet. The Prisoner was not gone before I fell asleep, but she was gone before I was awake. - The Prisoner fell asleep, and I believe we all fell asleep. - I have had my Watch again: She confessed before the Alderman that she took it, and told that Gentleman (
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<p>Q. Are you sure she said so?</p>
<p>Emmet. I verily think she said so, I will not swear it.</p>
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<p>Q. Who was it that promis'd her Mercy?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Were there any more Men by, besides myself?</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know these were your Goods ?</p>
<p>Lenson . I can swear to one Pair of the Gloves; but there were more Gloves in a Box that look'd like mine ; said Mrs Forrester, I have sold the Gold Laced Shoes , and the Velvet Manteel to Duke William's Footman, and I will take Care you shall have them again .</p>
<p>Q. What did she give for these?</p>
<p>Lenson . She said, she gave eleven Shillings and Six-pence for them. - I do not know what she sold them for.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-23-person212" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> got the Goods out of the Window, and gave them to me, and Delavry stood by to watch if any Body came by . - This was agreed upon before-hand, that he should stand to see if any Body came by while we got the Goods. - There were two Velvet Manteels , a great one and a little one ; but I lost the little one, and several Pair of Women's Gloves, in running along; we sold fifteen Pair of Gloves to that Gentle-woman , a Snuff box , 2 Pair of Womens Shoes, and an odd Shoe, several Pieces of black Silk, three Pieces of Brigade, (I think they call it) [ Brocade ] and a Pudding done with Gold, such as they put round a Child's Head; we sold the Gold Laced Shoes for Half a Crown, and the rest of the Things at nine Shillings: We had a Crown for the other Shoes, and some odd Things, which we shared between us; we divided 20 d. a-piece, and we had 4 s. for the Manteel; but Delaney had nothing of that: Campbell and I shared that between us; that four Shillings, with the Crown, makes nine. - I knew where to carry them: We carried them to Mrs Forrester, and she asked, Whether we got them all from one Person, or from several? I said We got them all from one; and she said, It is no Matter how you got them.</p>
<p>Delaney . Please to ask him what Time o'Night it was?</p>
<p>Eckley. It was past Eight, but not Nine; St Giles's Bell rung Nine when we got the Things to our House.</p>
<p>Delaney. Was I along with you when you sold the Things?</p>
<p>Eckley. Yes; you were along with me when I sold the Mantelet, and the Gold Laced Shoes: Campbell was with me, when I sold the other Things.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you think she knew them to be stolen?</p>
<p>Eckley. She must know them to be stolen; I leave that to yourself to consider, whether she did, or not.</p>
<p>Q. Were they sold in a public Shop, or in a private Manner?</p>
<p>Eckley. They were sold in a back Room. - When I went to her, I told her we had a Bargain to sell her, if she would buy it; that there were several Sorts of Things that would do for her Use: She asked what they were; I told her I had a Pair of Gold Laced Shoes; she said, if they would fit her she would buy them. I told her I had a Velvet Mantelet, but I had it not about me then; she bid me fetch it; I said, I had several other Things; so she bid me come the next Morning, and she would Bargain with us: I went the next Morning and she bought them. - I sold the Shoes and the Mantelet over Night.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Body there when you sold them?</p>
<p>Eckley. There were two idle Women in the House that I have seen several Nights in the Street, waiting to be picked up.</p>
<p>Forrester. Did you never say your Wife was an Earthen-ware Woman, and had taken these things in Change, and that she wanted to sell them?</p>
<p>Eckley. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Forrester. Did not you say she was in Necessity, and wanted Money?</p>
<p>Eckley. I never said any such Thing; you knew very well how we came by them.</p>
<p>Q. Mrs Lenson, what are these Things worth?</p>
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<p>Forrester. Was the Mantelet new?</p>
<p>Lenson. No, they were all second-hand Things; if the Mantelets were new, they would be worth above thirty Shillings, and that Mantelet I value but at seven Shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-23-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went along with the Constable to search Mrs Forrester's House: I said I had a Warrant to search the House; she said I might search and welcome. I saw her open a Box, and give the Constable some Shoes and other Things, and said she had sold the rest to a Woman in Rag-Fair, and that she would tell them where they were. She said she had sold the Mantelet and a Pair of Shoes to the Duke's Servant. She said she did not know where he liv'd, but she would endeavour to find him out; and that she would do what she could to get the Things again.</p>
<p>Lenson. She said she had sold the Mantelet to Duke William's Servant for 8 s.</p>
<p>Delaney. I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Campbell's Defence.</p>
<p>Campbell. The Evidence asked me to take a Walk with him, he told me that he was going into the Strand; we went and came back together before eight o'Clock; then I went Home to Bed, and saw him no more that Night.</p>
<p>- Fransham. I have known
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<interp inst="t17421208-23-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Painter; Campbell was Apprentice with me about five Months : He behaved very honestly, but the Trade did not agree with him; that was the Reason of his going from me. I knew him a Year or two before, when he was in Madam Lumley's Family.</p>
<p>Mrs Brewster . He was very honest when he liv'd in our Family, and I never heard that he wrong'd any Body before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-23-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> always behaved very well when he lived with us - I think it was in July last that he was with us. - He has lived with us twice, and I never knew any thing but what was honest of him: He had it in his Power to have robbed us of Things of great Value, if he had a Mind to do it, and I never lost any Thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-23-person222" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Evidence brought some Things to me in a Handkerchief, and said his Wife was sick, and desired I would lend him some Money upon them: I told him I would not lend Money upon them, but if he had a Mind to sell them, I would buy them outright; and he brought all the Goods to me which the Woman said she lost, except one Velvet Manteel.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-23-person223" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I and two more went into that Woman's (the Prisoner's) Shop, to drink a Glass of what we call'd for, and a Man came in and asked whether she would take in a Pawn? She said no , she took in no Pawns, but if he would sell them , she would buy them. - There seemed to be some odd Pieces of black Silk, some Gloves, and a Pair of yellow Damask Shoes.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Day was this?</p>
<p>Rhodes . This was, as high as I can guess , about Noon. - I am not certain whether this is the Man, but it looks like him. - They were sold in the public Shop; and when he received the Money, he went away: He said his Wife was an Earthen-ware Woman, that she was sick, and that he sold these Things to support her, and if she would buy them, it would save him the Trouble of going further: He said she came by them in Exchange for Earthen-Ware .</p>
<p>Q. What did she give for them?</p>
<p>Rhodes. She gave him eleven Shillings and Six-pence for them.</p>
<p>Q. What Day of the Month was it?</p>
<p>Rhodes . It was the 25th of November. - I know it because I happened to be out at Work the same Day. Some Part of these Goods, some black Silk and black Lace she sold to an Earthenware Woman that came by.</p>
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<p>Rhodes. It was the 25th.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-23-person225" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the Shop drinking a Dram when Mrs Forrester bought some Goods. I cannot tell whether this is the Man that sold them. There was, I think, the Lining of a black Petticoat, some black Lace, a Pair of Shoes and a Mantelet .</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Body with him at that Time?</p>
<p>Jones . There was no other Person with him: He asked Mrs Forrester if she would take in a Pawn? She said, no: but if he came honestly by them, and would sell them, she would buy them. He said his Wife had them in Exchange for Earthen-Ware - This was in the fore Shop, the Doors and Windows are always open. - There was a Straw-colour'd Pair of Shoes, they were not laced, and some old dirty Gloves, and some other Things. This young Woman and another were in the Shop. - There were several People in the Shop, and the Lodgers came thro' the Shop at the same Time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-23-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Mrs Forrester five or six Years, I live just by her, and never heard any Thing amiss of her: She did formerly keep a Chandler's Shop: I hear she sells Liquors now, but she does not deal with me.</p>
<p>- Pelham . I have known her 3 Years: Her Character is as good as any Body's can be; she lives with an old Gentleman that sells Liquors; he keeps a Distiller's Shop. - The Shop is not her own. - She did follow the Business of a Seamstress.</p>
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<p>Delaney. I have no Witnesses; I did not think my Trial would have come on so soon.</p>
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<p>Q. Was he taken while he was in Sight, or was he got out of your Sight?</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-24-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I cannot say but he was got out of my Sight: I heard my Pocket was found a Quarter of an Hour after he was taken; there was a Man said, he would help me to my Pocket again for a Guinea . - I never had my Pocket or any of my Things again; - there was in it a Snuff-Box, a Pocket-Book , and 2 s. 1 d. in Money .</p>
<p>Prisoner. She says now, there was 2 s. 1 d. in her Pocket; and she said before the Justice, there was but one Shilling; she swore before the Justice, that I was the Man, because I had got a red Coat on; and she said there, that she could not be certain to my Face, for she only saw my Back.</p>
<p>Squire . He was the Person, upon the Oath that I have taken; I viewed his Face by the Light at the Salutation , or I would not have swore so positively to him; for I have a greater Regard to Life .</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was it a Moon light Night, or a dark Night?</p>
<p>Squire. It was dark, but the Light came against the Wall.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am innocent of the Fact, I am sure.</p>
<p>Mr. Huggins . I am one of the Constables of Covent Garden Parish; I took Charge of the Prisoner at the Bar, on the 15th of October, and searched him, to see if I could find any Fire-Arms, or any Thing that might endanger us in carrying him before a Magistrate; but I could not find any, or any Thing that Mrs Squire had charged him with; but there was another Pocket dropped from between his Coat and Waistcoat.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I told him I found the Pocket, for it does not belong to she.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-24-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Watchman in Charles-Street; on the 15th of October, between Nine and Ten, I heard a Cry of Stop Thief; I stood still a little while to hear where it was: I perceived it was in Tavistock Street; then I heard a Cry of Stop Thief, Soldier, Thief, &c. I seized him, - he fell into my Hands with a great deal of Easiness; he made no Opposition. but said, he would submit to me; and as there was no Watchman came immediately to me, I desired some Gentlemen to help me to hold him, and I held him, by their Assistance, till Mrs Squire came up; she said, she had been robbed, and that she was very positive that the Prisoner was the Man ; I bid her look in his Face, and see if he was the Man; she said, she was positive he was the Man that robbed her; Mr Huggins the Constable, searched him; but the Prisoner did not give any Account how he came by the Pocket that was found upon him: - He said he would submit, these were his very Words . Mrs Squire was very faint when she came up, and was very confident that he was the Man; there was one Mrs Langley's Pocket found in the Place where he robbed Mrs Squire</p>
<p>Prisoner. Do you say you were the Man that stopped me?</p>
<p>Rawlinson. Yes; I do.</p>
<p>Prisoner. This Man says he stopped me; were there two Men that stopped me?</p>
<p>Rawlinson. I stopped him, and then he was with out any Hat and running. - he did not resist</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had no Occasion to resist, if I was not guilty of the Fact, and I am sure I am innocent of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-24-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 15th of October, between Nine and Ten in the Evening, I heard a Cry of Stop Thief; I perceived a Man running, and was waiting for him; I stood looking on both Sides of the Way, for I could hear the Tread as he came along; when he came pretty near me, I caught hold of his Coat; the Cry was Stop Thief, Stop Soldier, there was no Body pursued him, and no Body but he and I in the Street, as I could see: He slipped out of my Hand, and the Watchman coming along, got hold of him; when the Watchman had hold of him, I went to the Prosecutrix, and brought her to the Prison . - I was the first Person that laid hold of him. - it was neither Dark nor Light; it was a Starlight Night. - I found out the Woman that owned this Pocket, which was found upon him, by advertising it; but she is since absconded.</p>
<p>Prisoner. One of the Evidence says, there was a great Mob in the Street, and the other says, there was no Body in the Street.</p>
<p>Rock. When you came to the upper End of the the Street, there were five or six People; but that was the second Time of my coming up with you, for you got away from me the first.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never saw him before in my Life: Did I make any Resistance?</p>
<p>Rock. He slipped away, and got about ten or a dozen Yards from me; I had hold of him but slightly by the Coat, - he had no Hat on, - the
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<p>The Prisoner in his Defence, said, On Friday Night I was in Liquor, and quarrelled with a Man, and in that Quarrel I lost my Hat; coming along the Street, I heard a Cry of Stop Thief, and I said, where, where? and in running along, I met that Man, and he took me hold by the Collar, and let me go again; and presently this Watchman took hold of me; then I said to him, keep me if you will , for I have done nothing, for I knew myself innocent; then they searched me, and said, here is a Pocket. Ask them, whether I did not bid you shew it to the Woman, and said, if she had a Right to it, I would suffer Death; and the Woman still insisting upon it, that it was a Soldier who robbed her , and because there was ne'er another Soldier in the Street, it must be me.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she give any Reason why he should's the Person?</p>
<p>Massey . No: but when she said he was the Person , I said, if he went any further I would knock him down.</p>
<p>Prisoner. You see, my Lord, they do it for the Sake of the Reward, for one Witness contradicts another.
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<p>Q. Well, what did he do to you?</p>
<p>Porter gave Evidence of a Penetration, but in such Language as is not fit to be committed to Paper.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to him?</p>
<p>Porter . I bid him not do it. - I did not bid him do it, he did it of his own Self. - He did do it indeed. - He did put it in.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever served so before by any Body?</p>
<p>Porter. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you strive to hinder him?</p>
<p>Porter. He would do it.</p>
<p>Q. I ask you, whether you did not strive with him to hinder him?</p>
<p>Porter . No, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. So you were as willing as he?</p>
<p>Porter . No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you endeavour to hinder him?</p>
<p>Porter . He would do it.</p>
<p>Q. Then you let him do what he would?</p>
<p>Porter. I did not bid him do it.</p>
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<p>Porter. He is stronger than I am.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please to ask him when I did offer to do any such Thing as that?</p>
<p>Porter. It was over Night when I went to Bed. - Several Nights.</p>
<p>Q. This is above a Year ago: When did you first complain of it? Did you tell your Master or Mistress first of it?</p>
<p>Porter. I told my Mistress first what he did to me.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since you told your Mistress of it?</p>
<p>Porter. It is about a Week ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-25-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner is my Apprentice; the Witness goes of Errands; he is, what some call, a Slave. On Tuesday the 30th of November, I was out; the Prisoner at the Bar, said to his Mistress, I will stay up for my Master: No Tom, said she, I will stay up, you may go to Bed; she sat up for me: I came Home about eleven o'Clock, and sat down by the Fire talking with my Wife; said she, Mr Greener, do you hear how the Bed cracks? I said, It is an old Bedstead, and they are subject to crack. In about a Quarter of an Hour, the Bed made the same Noise again. Now, said she, Do not you hear it. Yes, said I, I do. Then, said she, Go and enquire what is the Reason of it. I did not go directly; then, said she, If you will not go , I will. Accordingly she went. - I know no more of the Affair, but what she told me; but I heard no more Noise of the Bed after.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you bring your Wife?</p>
<p>Greener. I might have brought her, but she is not very well, and out of Modesty, she did not care to come.</p>
<p>Q. When was it this Witness told you of the Fact?</p>
<p>Greener. Not at all; he told no Body of it.</p>
<p>Q. How came this Man to be taken up? You can tell that without telling what your Wife said.</p>
<p>Greener. I knew nothing of it 'till the 30th of November. Prior has been turned over to me about eleven Months; he behaved very well till about Michaelmas last, and then I found he was got acquainted with a Gang of young Wenches; he did not neglect my Business till the Princess's Birth-Day .
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<p>Prisoner. The Set of Knives which I paid for, I had put into my Bag, and looking for my Money, I had forgot I had put them in, and these lying pretty near my Bag, I put them in through a Mistake.
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<p>A. M. Malca. This is my own Ring.</p>
<p>Underwood. I was with the Prisoner at the Compter; she denied the having it at first, and afterwards she said she found it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never did deny that I found the Ring.</p>
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<p>Q. She was not in Bed with you, was she?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Ask him whether he did not lose his Watch some Days before, and charged it upon me and
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<p>Coleman . I happened to put my Watch beside my Pocket, and it slipp'd down between the Lining; but I neither touch'd her or meddled with her.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. There were in the Room that young Woman Sarah Reeves, and another, and the Man and his Wife were drunk in Bed: He was a beating his Wife, and said, Damn your Eyes, what do you put the Candle out for? I know nothing of the Watch.
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<p>Prisoner. I pick'd it up as I was coming along Botolph-Wharf.
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<p>Q. Did not you promise her over and over again, that you would not prosecute her, if she would be ingenuous?</p>
<p>Spicer. I promised her so; but she never would be ingenuous. I went to Mr Kates a Pawnbroker, and enquired for such and such Things; and the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, were brought down to me; they were pawned in her Name; as to the Tooth-pick-Case, I can swear to that: I know the Mark of her Linnen, it was always marked with an (S) in White. There is no Mark upon this Case, but I know it by a little Bruise there is in it.</p>
<p>Q. Is this your's?</p>
<p>Spicer. It was mine originally, but I left it with my Mother when I went to Sea.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you give it your Mother?</p>
<p>Spicer. I gave it to my Mother before I went to India.
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<interp inst="t17421208-33-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . - I was there when he was brought in. He seemed a little confounded : I told him I wondered he should take away such a Sum of Money. I sent for a Constable, and ordered my Servant and the Constable to search him. The Prisoner put his Hand in his Pocket, and took out six Moidores and one Guinea; and in a little Time he owned the Fact, and that he had taken out of the Desk forty Moidores and thirty-five Guineas; that he went to a Gaming-House, and had lost it all but this. Upon searching his Pockets there was this Letter found, which was then sealed up, and the Wafer hardly dry; it is directed to Mr Fuller, a worthy Gentleman whom he had lived with. I believe it to be his Hand-writing.</p>
<p>The Letter was then read, viz.</p>
<p>To Mr Fuller, Writing Master, in Ingram-Court, Fenchurch-Street.</p>
<p>'' I Doubt not but by this Time you're informed '' of my unfortunate Conduct, which has put '' a Period to Happiness in this Life, and have nothing '' to hope for, but to drag on a miserable '' and disgraceful Life, ne'er more to expect any '' Favour from that Part of Mankind which I '' flatter'd myself have some generous Sentiments '' of me. For unhappily was I led the Way to '' a Gaming-House, which induc'd me to venture '' the Money I was intrusted with, in Hopes of recovering '' myself from the indigent Circumstances '' you are thoroughly acquainted with, but was so '' unhappy to lose it all, to the Value of an 100 l. '' and therefore am become a Vagabond, and '' God only knows the Consequence. I remain,</p>
<p>'' The most miserable among Mankind,</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please to ask my Master, if it was not in my Power to have defrauded him of a great deal more Money than he charges me with?</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-33-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner was Fellow-Servant with me about two Months. - I saw him come in in the Morning after Lord-Mayor's-Day, about eight o'Clock, and go out again with a Bundle under his Arm. My Fellow-Servant told me he had been out all Night. My! Master came down half an Hour after, and enquired where he was; and he being absent for two or three Hours, my Master enquired again, and then examined his Cash, and finding it deficient, he asked me where he us'd to go; I told him it was likely that he was at his Barber's. on St Mary-hill. My Master Slater and I found him there: We brought him back to my Master's House, and the Constable searched him in my Presence. He owned he took the Money laid in the Indictment out of the Desk in the Compting-House, and had lost it at a Gaming-House.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My having a Key, was the Reason of their suspecting me. I desire he may be asked, whether he does not know other People, who have not been concerned in the Compting-House, that have defrauded these Gentlemen?</p>
<p>Todd. There's no body trusted with the Key, but my Master and himself.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Slater's Son had a Key of the Compting-house.</p>
<p>Todd. Yes, my Master Slater's Son had a Key; there are five Keys.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. The Reason of my Absence in the Morning, was on Account of my being out all Night, and I thought I should be discharged. I had my Coat under my Arm, which I carried to the Taylor's.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I beg Favour of the honourable Court.
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<p>N. B. After the Jury had given their Verdict, Mr Brown acquainted the Court, that by the strictest Enquiry he could make concerning the Prisoner, he had no Reason to believe he had behaved otherwise than well till this Time, and therefore desired he might be recommended as a fit Object of his Majesty's Mercy; and the rather, for that when he came Home again the next Morning, he might have taken a larger Sum.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174212080024"/>Mead. Ask him, why he did not put me in his Information before Justice Hammond? He had stole other Horses , and was taken up in Surrey , and carried before Justice Hammond in the Borough.</p>
<p>Leech. I was taken up at Croydon-Fair, and carried before a Justice there, and he told me, if I had any Confederates, and would discover them, I should find more Favour; Justice Hammond did not commit me.</p>
<p>Mead. He impeached
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<p>Tappin. Yes, I did; but I was not informed then that my Man was concerned with them; it was not till after they were cleared.</p>
<p>Mead. After they were cleared, Leech impeached me in order to save his own Neck.</p>
<p>Leech. I did not know I should have any Benefit by this.</p>
<p>Q. What Countryman are you?</p>
<p>Leech. I am an Irishman, and so is he.</p>
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<interp inst="t17421208-35-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , coming through the Street. Mead was going for a Loaf to Mr Reed the Baker's, at Islington. Leech asked him, if he would spend three Half-pence: Mead said, he could not stay for his Master was going to London to advertise two of the best Horses he had, which were lost, and he must go Home to mind his Business.</p>
<p>Q. What Month was that?</p>
<p>Holland. I cannot tell; I am no Scholar, I can neither read nor write. - I live in Islington, and live every where, where I can get my Living honestly by labouring.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Holland. I have known him but since the last May of all; I have seen both of them very often;
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<p>Q. When did you first know their Names?</p>
<p>Holland. It was in June; I became acquainted with them both in June; I knew Leech at Mrs Harris's, at High-Berry-Barn . - I had no real Acquaintance with them 'till September.</p>
<p>Wm Adams. I live at the Plough at Islington, I have kept the House about fourteen Years. I know Mead perfectly well, I have known him above a Year: I never knew him guilty of any Misdemeanor in my Life; he never was any great Customer; I do not come upon such an Account. - I believe he has drank two or three Times at my House. - I know nothing more of him: He looked after Mr Tappin's Cows when I first knew him.</p>
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<p>Q. What Relation are you to
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