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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commissions of the PEACE, and Oyer and Terminer, HELD FOR THE CITY of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX, AT
<p>JUSTICE-HALL in the Old-Bailey, on the 23d, 24th, and 25th of February.</p>
<p>In the 16th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>Right Hon.
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<p>NUMBER III.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row. 1743.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>N. B. On the second Day,
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<p>- Bowles. I am a Constable for the Borough of Southwark. I went with a Search-Warrant, and at a House in Horsely-down, several of these Goods were found in a Trunk; and she confessed she had some of these Things from her Master's.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The Irish Cloth, belonged to me before.
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<p>- I am Porter to Mr Lane: I was just come back from delivering a Burthen; says this Girl, One of the Women who were in the Shop, has stole a Cheese; I threw down my Basket, and asked which Way they were gone; and followed them, the tallest had nothing upon her. I found it in the Apron of the shortest, and said, Oh! you brazenfac'd Hussies, how could you come into a Shop under the pretence of buying, and steal a Cheese? The shortest one said, she did not take it, but the other Woman took it; I found them in Bull-head Court.</p>
<p>Rowland. I went into the Court, for something I wanted to do, I never was in any Crime in my Life before: Ask my Fellow-Prisoner, whether I ever saw her in my Life before that Time.
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<p>Prisoner. I was in a Blue Coat and a laced Hat that Night, ask him if he knows any Thing of my Dress? Ask him if he knows any Thing of a tall Man, in a Blue Coat, and a Gold laced Hat?</p>
<p>Court. He does not accuse you with taking them so if there is no other Evidence, you will be pretty safe.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Partner with Mrs Craig. I lost a Leather Bag, with my Name upon it; (Mr Neville, repeated the Plate, as mention'd by the Boy and a Piece of Copper the Boy bought by the Way, which he had in the Bag with the Plate.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to have such a Charge of Plate with him, at that Time in the Evening?</p>
<p>Neville. I had sent them to the Hall to be marked, and he was bringing them home - these are my Goods; they are what were taken from the Boy: - They are not much in Fashion; they were made by Order of a Gentleman: Here is directly half the Plate, as if it was weighed; - I gave Orders, to send out Warnings from Goldsmiths Hall, and by that Means, I came to hear of the Plate: The Prisoner went to Mr Mason's, in Bishopsgate-street, and offered him this angle Fork to sell: Somebody happened to come into the Shop, who had seen one of the Advertisements; Mr Mason, detained the Prisoner and sent for me: I went there, and charged the Constable with him, and carried him before my Lord Mayor; and all the Way he went, he said he found only that single Fork: That he kicked it before him in Bri Mouse; but did not know it was Silver, or what it was; I got a Search-Warrant; he said at last, that he found a Bag with my Name upon it, and the Plate in it; and said it was at his House, that he lived in Wentworth-street, Spital fields: I went to search his House and found nothing but the Bag; I came back to him, and said, are you not a pretty Fellow, to make a Fool of me, to send me to your House, and tell me I shall find my Bag and Plate, when there was nothing but the Bag: The Plate was afterwards found concealed in the Woman's Cloaths, where he sent them.</p>
<p>Prisoner. As to what Mr Neville says, that I said I found but one Fork; I never said I found but one Fork.</p>
<p>Neville. The Woman that stands here behind me, when I mentioned a Search-Warrant, said, you may as well tell Mr Neville the Truth, and then he said he found the Bag and the Things in it.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230004"/> - Storer. (Mr Neville's Servant) The Prisoner said, at Mr Mason's, that he was going along Bewton's Mouse, and kicked the Fork before him, and did not know whether it was Silver, or what it was: he said as to the other Things, he knew nothing of them: He did not know of any more. - I found nothing at his House, but the Bag; - I was not with the Search-Warrant.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr Neville said, before my Lord Mayor, that the Robbery was committed by Day light.</p>
<p>- Storer. It was a Moon-light Night; my Master never said so.</p>
<p>Neville. The Boy was cut to the Skull, and kept his Bed 10 or 12 Days.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On January 29, in the Morning, the Prisoner came to my Shop, and brought this Fork for me to buy; there was a Man in the Shop, who told me, that Mr Neville's Man had been robbed; that there were Warnings out, and he believed, that was one of the Forks he was robbed of; the Prisoner said he could give a good Account how he came by it; I sent for one of the Warnings, and read it to him; you hear what it is, said I. I must stop you and the Fork: I took the Fork, and locked it up, and sent my Boy for a Constable, and charged the Constable with him; he said he found it some where by Grosvenor-square. I sent a Porter for Mr Neville, and when Mr Neville came he took the Prisoner before my Lord Mayor : I went to my Lord Mayor's and produced the Fork.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say for himself there?</p>
<p>Mason. I did not hear that. - I was ordered to keep the Fork till the Trial was over.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person51" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> Mrs Roberts came to my House, and said her Husband had got a great Find, and desired my Husband to go to his Partner: I said, my Husband could not go, and she gave me this Plate; five Forks, two Pair of Snuffers, and one Snuff-Pan.</p>
<p>Neville. I cannot pretend to say the Prisoner told me that he had them. These are the Goods that were taken out of that Woman's Cloaths. - The Prisoner told me he found the Bag, and these Things in it; he sent me to his House, where I only found the Bag, and afterwards to this Woman's House, and I found the Plate sewed up in her Cloaths.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask that Witness, who ordered her to sew the Things up in her Cloaths.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person52" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner was not by, when his Wife gave me the Things in Bishopsgate-street; he did not order her to do it in my Hearing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard Mr Neville's Boy had been robbed, as he was carrying some Plate Home from Goldsmiths-Hall : I was in Foster-Lane; there was a Warning brought in there, mentioning the Particulars of the Plate that was lost. I went to Mr Masons's, and the Prisoner brought in a four-pronged Silver Fork; said Mr Mason, I do not care to buy it, it is not finished. I took hold of the Fork, and said, This is one of the Forks that Mr Neville's Boy was robbed of, and directed him where to send for a Warning; and the Prisoner said he knew nothing of any more than that one Fork, which he found in Bruton's-Mouse.</p>
<p>[ The Bag was produced, Neville, St James's Market, 1742, wrote upon it in large Characters ]</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did not see any Mark upon the Bag till the next Morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Mr Mason's Servant, was called, but he not being before my Lord-Mayor, he was not examined. Another of Mr Mason's Servants deposed, that the Prisoner said he only found that one Fork, and that he did not know whether it was Silver or Copper.</p>
<persName id="t17430223-3-person55"> James Jennings
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Constable. I was charged with the Prisoner at Mr Mason's House, and went before my Lord Mayor; and he said there, that his Wife (as he called her) said that the Plate was at his House in the Bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of January, the Prisoner came to my Shop, to offer two four- pronged Forks unfinished. I said they looked pretty suspicious, and did not care to buy them. He said he found them. I told him it would be the most fair and reputable Way to keep them, for there would be Warnings out about them. He said he would sell them presently, for he once found a Gold Watch Case, and carried it to the Gentleman, according as the Advertisement directed, and the Gentleman did not give him any Thing. - He came to me before the Warnings were out, or I had stopped him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask him what Time the Warnings were out.</p>
<p>Marlow. Mr Neville told me the Warnings were out at Seven in the Morning, but it was later when they came to my House. I live at Aldgate.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Constable of Spital-Fields. I took this Bag out of one of the Prisoner's Drawers. I have had it ever since.</p>
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<p>Neville. She is not here; I do not know whether she is his Wife or no, there are two lay Claim to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> (the Prisoner's Servant). My Mistress went to Bed about eight o'Clock, and I went to Bed about Ten. My Master was not at Home then; he came Home that Night, and waked me with his
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live without Aldgate; on the 29th of January, the Prisoner came to me, and brought me one of these Forks, and asked me if it was Silver, I said yes. He asked me what it was worth an Ounce; I told him: He said he had been bid 5 s. 6 d. I told him then he had no Occasion to ask if it was Silver. There was a Woman with him, who came into the Shop. He said he had about forty Ounces; he took a brown Paper from under his Coat, and showed them me; I asked him how he came by them, and he said he found them; said I, these Things are certainly stole; whether you found them or no, if you act like an honest Man, you will keep them by you; or leave them with me, for there will certainly be Warnings out after them; he said, he once found a Gold Watch-Case, and found the Owner out by the Coat of Arms, and the Gentleman was so ungenerous that he would not give him any Thing; and he said, if I would not buy them he would sell them to somebody else directly - there were thirty three Ounces three Quarters. I dogged him out of my Shop into Mr Marlow's; I saw him offer two of the Forks to him, and saw Mr Marlow give them to him again, and nod his Head at him; when he was gone, I said to Mr Marlow, I believe this Man has not come honestly by them, I have a Mind to stop him; and I would have done it, only I had no Advertisement concerning them. - I asked him his Name, and he said, his Name was
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and that he lived in Wentworth street, Spital-fields : When I came home I found there were Warnings out to describe the Things; I got a Constable and went to his House, and they said, he would be at home in a little Time; I left a Constable over-against the House to take him if he came in, and I went to Mr Neville's and gave him Information of this Affair.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The Gentleman has spoke the Truth: I did design to have subpoena'd him myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person62" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> called again. The next Morning I saw two or three Forks, but I did not count them; and I saw some Things like Snuffers - they were not put together - He used to come home twice a Week.</p>
<p>Neville. When the Boy was robbed it was, as near as I can tell, 15 or 20 Minutes after Seven.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Lady keeps a Chair; the Prisoner is her Chairman, and sat my Lady down, in Dover-street, at 7 o'Clock the 28th of January.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner is my Partner; we my Lady down about 7 o'Clock; we parted soon after, and I went to the Coach and Horses; was then 5 Minutes after Seven.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I could not find these Things when I was at work for my Lady; I found them about 8 o'Clock.</p>
<p>Henry Story. I keep a public House. On the 28th of January, this poor unfortunate Man came into my House a Quarter before 8 o'Clock, in the Evening; I never heard a disrespectful Character of him in my Life.</p>
<p>John Brown I was in Company with him about Half an Hour after Seven, when I came from Work. - I never used to keep Company with him, but I was in Company with him at that Time. - I look'd at the Dial in the House.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-3-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> On the 28th of January, I saw the Prisoner at Mr Story's, about 25 Minutes after Seven.</p>
<p>- Hutchinson. I have known the Prisoner some Years; he has worked for me as a Bricklayer, I never heard any Ill of him. I am a Carpenter.</p>
<p>- Camfield had known him some time, and never heard of any Dishonestly in him.
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<p>* He was to have been tried the last Sessions, but that he found Means to make his Escape from Newgate</p>
<p>Robert Bedwin. These are my Pumps.</p>
<p>- Hamphill. I missed two Pair of Pumps off the Shelf in my Master's Cellar; and about two Minutes afterwards, I took Notice of the Prisoner at the Bar, attempting to take three Pair more, and he had these Pumps under his Arm.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I went down to buy a Fair of Shoes, and made a sort of a stumble, and my Hand fell upon the Shelf.
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<p>Hawkins. I saw him take two Fineres out of the the Yard, and carry them off.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Father. She is a poor Girl, and sometimes troubled with the Falling-Sickness. I left a Bottle of Bitters in the Window, and she took a Draught, and I suppose made herself out of Order; she is foolish between whiles; she had no Occasion to steal them, for she had Nine-pence half-penny in her Pocket, and she carried them openly in the Street, which shows she did not know what she did: She is all the Children I have out of Fifteen, God bless you use her as well as you can. If she is released, I'll take care to send her far enough from London, if she has got into ill Company.</p>
<p>Jury. How came you to know she had got you. Things?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. He is here but he is ashamed to look up.</p>
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<p>Q. Where were they found? Where had them you again?</p>
<p>Knell. They were had again - the Constable had them - the Constable sent for me between Seven and Eight o'Clock, and when I came to the House, that Man (the Prisoner) was in the House; I search'd him and found a Chissel upon him, but did not find any of the Goods upon him.</p>
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<p>Q. What did he say when he came before the justice ?</p>
<p>Knell. He denied the Fact.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever see the Prisoner before?</p>
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<p>A Girl. I am 13 Years of Age the 9th of April - I am not afraid to take an Oath, for I will speak nothing but the Truth - I saw that Man threw a Bag out of the Window, and take the Bag up, and he afterwards dropped it; he could not easily get the Things out at the Window.</p>
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<p>Girl. Yes, I did. he was never out of my Sight 'till he had taken him.</p>
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<p>( The Boy was not examined. )</p>
<p>Constable. I heard the Prisoner say to Justice Wroth, that Knell had tutored the Boy, and that he had been putting Words in his Mouth; but I really believe he did not want it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-10-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 18 or 19 Years; I never knew any Ill by him in my Life, I have seen him frequently at the Red-Cross, in Red-Cross-street; he came frequently with his Bread and Cheese in his Hand; he has an universal good Character.</p>
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<p>Theop. Thorp. I have known the Prisoner the best Part of 30 Years: He has worked Journey-Work with me 5 or 6 Years. I was a Master, but by Casualties in the World, I am off it now: I never heard any Harm of him, I have known him 'till lately, I work for his Brother now, and he works for him sometimes.</p>
<p>Rebecca Green. I have known
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<p>Knell. He was going from my House.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure that the Prisoner was in the House?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. She said she was in a great Surprise, when the Man jumped out of the Room; if she was, how can she be sure I am the Person?</p>
<p>Dobney. I was frightened, but I was very sensible.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. This is the first Fact; I never did so before.
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<p>Justice De Veil. The Prisoner lived in my Neighbourhood a considerable Time, when I lived in Leicester-Fields, he did Business for me, and lived with that Woman as his Wife - he passed for the Husband of that Woman.</p>
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<p>Q. How long did you cohabit together after the Marriage?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know Butler before?</p>
<p>Clar. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You say he was a Chaplain; Can you take upon you to say he was a Clergyman?</p>
<p>Clar. He is a Priest, I know he is one. - I am of the Romish Persuasion myself. - It was the Romish Ceremony that was said over. - The Ceremony is much the same as the Ceremony of the Church of England. - I think it is just the same.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I never went by the Name of Du Puis, only Le Drew; what they say is quite false; there was no such Thing. - I beg your Pardon, there never was any Body could say I was married to her: She went for my Wife, but we never were married.
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<p>Prisoner. I know nothing of it; Ask her when I was at her House?</p>
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<p>A Witness. The Prisoner came to our House to borrow a Chissel to take off a Lock, but I had never an one.
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<p>Prisoner. Ask him, when he bought them of me, whether he did not think I could make them for the Money he gave me, or that he could buy them of other People so?</p>
<p>Laws. We always buy cheaper of them than we do of a Shop-Keeper. They will sometimes give their Labour away, and they can afford to sell them cheaper than a Shop-Keeper can. I detected him as soon as I suspected they were stole.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Master says he did not see the Shutter down till Eight o'Clock in the Morning; if it was broke at Two, How could the Watchman go by so often without seeing it, and letting him know it?</p>
<p>Hollingsworth. Then you question whether it was broke open at all?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I do not believe it was broke open?</p>
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<p>Hollingsworth. This Creature goes for his Wife.</p>
<p>Wilson. I never went for his Wife, I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He has had a Reward for convicting a Man before, and he thinks to take away my Life for the Reward.</p>
<p>Hollingsworth. I never was in Court before, but upon the Jury.</p>
<p>Wilson. The Prisoner was not the Person that offered me the Clogs, it was a Man and a Woman together, who were selling Things in the Street.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say for myself; I leave it to the Court and the Jury.
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<p>Q. Are you sure the Sash was down, when you went to Bed?</p>
<p>Walker. I am not positively sure, whether the Sash was up or down: There was a Blind before the Sash, when I went to Bed: That was in its Place then; the Blind goes with Pullies, and was out of its Place in the Morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-20-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's-Head, in Shoe-lane. (I never was there three Times in my Life) The last Night I was there, I was with them; it was Monday was seven-Night; and we agreed to rob Esquire Taylor's House, in Bridewell, that Night.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever Servant to Mr Taylor?</p>
<p>Steele. I never was his Servant. - And accordingly, departing from that House; we entered into Bridewell undiscovered, without any Suspicion; and went up a winding Fair of Stairs. - Yes, I do know, because there were four Stories; but I do not know how high we went: But we went into the House, about Three o'Clock in the Morning; all Three of us. I was the Person, that entered the House; and I will tell you, by what Method; I lay concealed upon the Stairs till Three o'Clock, and then I thought they were all asleep. - At three o'Clock I came into the inner, and then into the outer Court, and Bulley helped me up over the Pallisades; there was a Sash-Window, which I lifted up and entered in, as better knowing the House than he did (though he knew it pretty well). I went down, opened the Door, and let them in, and they struck a Light with their Tinder-box, which they had with them, and broke the Beauset up; they filled two Bags, which they carried away with them, and they left more Plate behind, than they took away: They might have taken Plates and Dishes along with them, which they said were Pewter, and they would not take them; but they were Plate; it was better than this Trumpery. [Meaning a Cloth Coat of Ralph Sleigh's, and a Staw Hat, the Property of
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<p>Court. Was the Window close down when you came to it?</p>
<p>Steele. No, it was not close down by near a Foot, but I could not get into it without pushing it up - They took away all, I had none of it.</p>
<p>Q. What had you nothing at all for your Pains?</p>
<p>Steele. No; I had nothing at all for my Pains.</p>
<p>Q. How did they get in?</p>
<p>Steele. I unbarred and unbolted the Door and let them in - at the outer Door of the House - they went directly into the Kitchen and struck a Light with their Tinder-Box, and lighted a Candle; I shewed them where the Beauset was; and with a Gimblet and a Knife they opened it, and took out what they pleased; they made themselves up 2 Packs, and then went into the Kitchen to see what was there, and they took that Sauce-pan; there was another which was a little blacker than that, which they would not take: I suppose they thought it was not Silver, but they took enough away, and too much too - I am sure the 2 Prisoners are the Persons who took the Plate away, Gentlemen: I have not known the Woman above three Months, but I have known him 20 Years.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know she is his Wife?</p>
<p>Steele. I do not know whether she is or not, he has 2 or 3 Wives.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-20-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . In the Room she was in, there was a small Silver Spoon found in the Ashes; I believe they had been burning a pretty many Papers: This little Silver Spoon she had in her Pocket. [The Spoons were proved to be Mr. Taylor's by
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<p>Council. We shall now prove how this Plate was carried about from one Place to another.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-20-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the two Prisoners up at the Flying-horse, in Lambeth-street, and carried them to the Fox under the Hill, at Camberwell; and then went to the Bell at Dulwich, and brought from thence, a four cornered Box: That is the Box, and a hairy Portmanteau Trunk; that I believe is the Trunk: And I carried them into Horselydown, Fair-street, to the Boatswain and Call, and set both the Man and the Woman down there: She took another four cornered Trunk out of that Trunk: - I left the Trunk and the Box there below Stairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-20-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I believe, this is the Trunk; Mr Taylor's Plate was in, when I found it: - There is all the Reason in the World to believe so; I left it behind me: But there are the Marks of the Blows, which I made with the Hammer, when I broke it open. - I took the Plate out of a Bag, which was in that Trunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-20-person240" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I desire that Box may be opened : (Which was done, and a Pistol taken out) Whose Pistol is that? It is his Pistol.</p>
<p>Job Steele. I know the Pistol very well. - I own it to be my Pistol.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-20-person241" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Whose Things are those? (A Pair of Pistols, and two dark Lanthorns were taken out of the Box. )</p>
<p>Job Steele. What signifies my knowing of these Things. I know them very well: These Pistols are your's, I have seen you handle them many a Time: - These two Dark Lanthorns, I believe, are the Lanthorns we made Use of at Mr Taylor's House. - All the Things in the Box, were Bulley's, except one Pistol.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-20-person242" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Man who is the Evidence is the Person who sent the Box with the Plate in it under our Care: He sent it by an unknown Hand, and I did not know how he came by it.</p>
<p>- Elliot. I saw Job Steele come into Bridewell, with a Man and a Woman with him, on Monday was se'ennight, a small Matter before Eleven o'Clock at Night.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether the Prisoners were the Persons.</p>
<p>- Elliot. By their Size they are the same; I did not see their Faces. - I am sure Job Steele was one, I have seen him more than an hundred Times, and know it was him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-20-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Shrove-Tuesday, about half an Hour after Five in the Morning, I met both the Prisoners coming out of Bridewell loaded, and I thought they were going a Country-Journey, because they went out Bag and Baggage at that Time in the Morning. I had no Suspicion of them, if I had I should have stopped them.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>[Council for the Prosecutor offered to prove that he had another Wife; the Court would not enter into that, as they acknowledged they were married.]</p>
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<p>Job Steele. I never saw the Box before in my Life; I know nothing of the Brass Pistol. These other two Pistols I have seen often enough; you had them when you lived at my House; that other Pistol is mine, I have owned it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-21-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going down the Court when this Fight was; I went out with the Deceased (who was my Father-in-law) with a Candle in my Hand, to see what was the Matter; there were a great many more run out; and I saw Vaughan knock the Deceased down; the Prisoner came up, but that was after the Blow was given. Vaughan kick'd the Deceased both with his Feet and Knees.</p>
<p>Q. Did Vaughan fall down upon the Deceased?</p>
<p>Bright. No, he stood upright; the Deceased was cut over his Eye and under his Eye. - I did not see any Thing the Prisoner did: Vaughan said, What's he one of them? - that is, was the Deceased one of them.</p>
<p>There was an Affidavit of the Deceased's offered to be produced; but it being made six Weeks before the Death of the Party, and not in Articulo Mortis; and it being made with an Intent, as was alledged, to hold a Person to Bail, it was not admitted to be given in Evidence.</p>
<p>[One Martin was produced, but he could only give an Account of what he heard the Deceased say; so he was not examined]</p>
<p>- Bates, the Surgeon's Apprentice. The Deceased's chief Complaint all his Illness was in his Stomach: my Master opened him, I cannot say what was the Occasion of his Death: he had one Wound over his Eye and another underneath.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-21-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Surgeon. I saw the Deceased about three Days after this unfortunate Affair happened; the Reason I sent my Apprentice was, I thought it to be only a common Quarrel, and I love to keep out of those Things if I can: My Servant gave me an Account in what Manner he was wounded, he had one of his Teeth beat out, and had a Wound upon his Forehead; I visited him several Times, he complained of Bruises; he had declined taking of Things some time before he died, I apprehended the Reason of that was, for fear of Expences: I opened him the 16th of this Month.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any Thing when you opened him, by which you can swear, what was the Occasion of his Death?</p>
<p>Perkins. All the Inwards of the Body were perfectly found, except the Left Lobe of the Liver; I made an Incision and found an Imposthume in it: I understand he had been an ailing Man before, and had lately had a Fever; the Fever might have settled there, and have been the Occasion of the Imposthume: - I believe this might hasten his Death. - The Blow he had on the Head could not occasion that Disorder in the Body; a Blow on the Body will too often occasion an inward Disorder.
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<p>Prisoner. Ask him whether I took the Pound of Tea away from him before I came to Mrs Sutton's, or whether I did not say, Let me have the Pound, of Tea which is in your Pocket, for this is the House I was coming to, I will send the Tea away here?</p>
<p>Poule. You did not say any such Thing; you cursed and swore at me, and said you would have it, and cut my Pocket to get it out.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-22-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a Publick-House; one Tuesday, Tanner brought a Basket to my House, and desired it might be put by safe for him, and I said to my Wife, Dame, Mr Tanner desires this to be put by for him. I did not know what it was, but when it came to be enquired for, I found it to be Tea; it was put into a brown Paper Bag, and my Wife's Sister carried it to Justice De Veil.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-22-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came to my House one Tuesday Night, between Nine and Ten; this Boy was with him with a Link and a Bundles, says he, Who have you at Home? Says I, there's Thomas; he went up Stairs, and said, Hollo, Thomas, Thomas; Thomas answered him, and he went up to Thomas's Room. The Boy had something that looked like a square Bundle tied up in a Handkerchief. I saw him take it from the Boy, and the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230018"/> Boy said, What do you mean by that, Sir. - The Boy said he must have the Money before he delivered the Goods; he took it from the Boy, and gave it to Thomas, and bid him go where he told him. I was afraid he was coming to do me some Mischief, - because he did not pay me a little Matter that he owed me, and I went after him for the Money.</p>
<p>Poule. There was four Pound of Tea in that Handkerchief in a Bandbox, which he took from me at Mrs Sutton's.</p>
<p>- Stafford. I live in Oxford Road, the Prisoner, one Thursday, left a Basket, and something tied in a Handkerchief like a Wig-box, and desired I would let those Things stand there till he came off Guard. I never knew the Man before; he sent for them away, but I was not at Home then.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-22-person280" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at the White-hart in Gravel-Lane, on the other Side of the Water, and heard Tanner agree with Prior for twenty-four Pound of Tea, and he was to pay him for it when he had sold it; and he said he was very welcome to the Tea, if he was an honest Man, and would pay him for it. - I did not hear him say who the Tea was for. - I do not know whether he deals in Tea. - I do not know what he was to pay him for it. - He said it was for a Customer, that he could help him to the selling of it. - I happened to go to the White-hart for a Pint of Beer, and heard this. - I live in Smithfield. - I have an Aunt lives in Little Bandyleg Walk. - I call in sometimes for a Pint of Beer there. - I do not know which Side of the Way the White-hart is on.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-22-person282" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard this old Woman (Mrs Sutton) say, that the Prisoner owed her four Shillings for Lodging, and deserved to be hanged, because he would not pay her; and I heard the Boy say he was robbed at Tyburn.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Prior had me confined, and kept me four Days upon Bread and Water, in Order to make this Affair up. Prior is a Prisoner in the King's Bench, and therefore cannot be brought here.</p>
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<p>Poule. My Master had paid me eight Pound some Time before for Wages. I was going out Apprentice to a Shipwright at Woolwich, and this Money was to buy me Cloaths. - I am almost sixteen Years of Age. - My Master belonged to the Guards, and Tanner came on the other Side of the Water, to see some Men that belonged to the Troop, and came for some Tea, and my Master not having the Tea, he gave me the Privilege of buying it.
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<interp inst="t17430223-23-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 16th of February, I dined at Mrs Paterson's in Church Court, with one Brown, who came in the Ship with me from Portsmouth, and this Woman; I belong to a Man of War: This Brown, and another Person, wanted me to go to Lancaster's, it was about Eight o'Clock at Night; Mr Johnson, and I went there, and the Prisoner got a Bottle of Rum and Brandy, and made a Bowl of Punch, and after the Bowl was drank out, I said I must go, and threw down half a Crown for it; but she would not let us go, I told her the Punch was very strong, and that if she made it so strong, she must drink it herself; she made another Bowl, I told my Friend, I had got a Charge of Money about me, that I must not be too free in drinking: I pulled out my Money, which was Nineteen Guineas, and counted it upon the Table; she desired to count it, and did count it, and said, Here is Nineteen Guineas sort enough : She took the Money up, and went from the Table with it in her Hand; I asked her for my Money, she said I need not be afraid of my Money, for she would not take it away, if there was a Thousand Pound, or something like it: I asked here where she was going, she said, to make a little Maid's Water, and I heard something make a rattling like Water, when that was done, I gave her a little Time; then I looked for her, and she was gone; said I, She has flung us; there was a little Girl about Eight or Nine Years old, that belonged to her, said she was gone to buy a Fowl and Bacon. I went to one Mr Kirkpatrick's, and informed him of what had happened, and he went along with me; she came back in
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<p>Prisoner. Did not you lend me the Money upon my Powers, till such Time I could receive my Money; for I had 200 l. to receive?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-23-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . No: I did not, she took it from me. - I do not know that she went to buy any Bacon, or a Fowl: - There was no talk of lending a Farthing, for I never saw her before in my Life: - I never saw a Paper of her's.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Upon his lending me the Money I went out for a Fowl.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-23-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with the Prosecutor at Lancaster's and had a Bowl of Punch; after that was out we had another; Brown pulled his Money out and counted it, and she counted it, and took it off the Table; says he, What have you to do with my Money? says she, Sir, you need not be afraid of your Money, if it was ten thousand Pounds: She said, she wanted to make Water; he gave her Liberty to go, and it was not 2 Minutes before she made off: She was taken up, and I saw the Money taken from her, there were 18 Guineas, it was concealed somewhere about her Breast. She told the Justice if he would take his Money again and make it up, she would give him a Note for what she had made away with; and sometimes she said, he lent it her. - He was not disguised with Liquor. I was pretty sober; there was not above a Quarter of the second Bowl drank when this happened.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not I go out to buy a Fowl, Bacon, and Greens ?</p>
<p>Johnson. She made a Proposition of a Supper, but we refused it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you persist in the Refusal all the while?</p>
<p>Johnson. She brought out a Bit of cold Pork, and said, we should eat that if we would eat nothing else. - She did not bring any Fowl home.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I left it at the Tavern to be dressed.</p>
<p>Q. Did she pull any Navy-Bills, or Powers, out of her Pocket?</p>
<p>Johnson. She pulled a Book out of her Pocket to show us, that she was to re ceive 100 l. in a Day. or 2 Day's Time. - There was no Talk of lending any Money upon these Secureties - there was no body present but the Prisoner, Mr Brown, and
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<p>Prisoner. Do you know any Thing of me?</p>
<p>Kirkpatrick. No, I never heard any Harm of you till now. - I never spoke to her in my Life before; I have heard some People give her an indifferent Character.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr Kirkpatrick, when you used to come to my House with a Girl, you did not use to give me such a Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-23-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was Constable of the Night, the Prisoner was brought to St Martin's Round-House, and was very abusive; I desired her to go up to be searched, but she would not; the Beadle said if she would not go up, she must go down, so he went down Stairs with her; she desired to go to the Vault first; I had not Presence of Mind just then, but I presently recollected myself; Thinks I, she has certainly got this Money, and wants to convey it away. She said she had something to do that was not proper to be done before Men. I told her I would not suffer her to do it till she was searched. She was very unwilling to have her Gown pulled off. I found she was guilty by her Looks. The Beadle untied two of her Petticoats, and I told her I would search her to her Smock, if she would not confess; she seemed to pull something out of her Pocket, and went to conceal it, as
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230020"/> I suppose, under her Arm Pits, but the Beadle caught it in her Hand before she could convey it there - She did say she borrowed it of the Prosecutor, and that she would trounce me for robbing of her.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I said, What Business have you with my Money? And I said I would pay him very honourably when I received my Money in Broad Street.</p>
<p>Houghton. She did not say any Thing of paying any Money in my Hearing; she said she had a Bill to receive of the Duke of Newcastle; (the eighteen Guineas were produced by the Constable) that Purse and Money I took from her; I offered her the Purse and she would not take it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That is my Purse, and my Money which he lent me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I told them I would make them pay dear for robbing me, and beating me, and thumping me.</p>
<p>Bushel. I used her as tenderly as if she was a Child.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have served the Earl of Pembroke, the Duke of Portland, and others of the Nobility, and have lived in Credit and Reputation; there is not a Woman in the Parish of St James's has a better Character I have served the Duke of Marlborough seven Years; I have served Madam Valmont, and a great many noble Persons.</p>
<p>- Evans. I never heard any Thing of this Kind of her, or that she bore an ill Character. I have sold her a great deal of Fruit. - She sold it at Coffee-Houses, and Gentlemens Houses. - I never heard she sold any at the Play-House.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-23-person297" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her sixteen Years, and never heard any Ill of her; she was always an industrious Woman and worked for her Children and her Mother.</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-23-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the Prosecutor say, he had lost his Money, and he charged the Prisoner with taking it; I think it was eighteen Guineas; she made a Laugh at it; there were 2 Gentlemen there who desired him to get a Warrant; I was the Person that went for the Warrant; I thought it very hard that a Woman of the Town should pick a Man's Pocket of so much Money. Said I, Did you know the Woman before ? Yes, said he, I know her very well at Portsmouth, she used to come on board the Ship with Goods. Said I, How came she to get your Money? said he, I left it with her because I thought to be out all Night upon the Rake; says he, I knew my Money was very safe, because I knew she was to receive some Money in a little Time, and that she could not run away. He told me, that a Friend or two of his and her's came to Town to be Goods, and that their Acquaintance had laid out 40 or 50 Pounds at Pawnbrokers Shops, and other Places that the Prisoner had taken them to.</p>
<p>The Prosecutor was called again and asked, whether this was true he said, He never saw Woman before that Day, and did not know any Money being laid out at any Pawnbroker and said, the Witness Welling, was very serviceable to him that Night, and very ready to help him in getting a Warrant, and securing the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>2. He was likewise charged in the same Indictment in the same Manner as before, but with this Distinction only, the Bonds are laid to be the Property of a Person unknown; and the Sum of 100 l upon each of the six said last mentioned Bonds was then due and unsatisfied to the said Person, to the Jurors unknown, against the Form of the Statute.</p>
<p>3. He was further charged, for that he, on the 10th Day of May, in the 14th Year of his Majesty's Reign, in the Parish of St Christopher's, in the Ward of Broad-street, in a certain Dwelling House therein situate, wherein Zerubbabel Crouch, and divers other Persons did then and there inhabit, did feloniously take and carry away, one Bond, No.
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<p>4. He was also charged in the same Indictment, in the same Manner as in the last Count, for stealing the said Bond, No. 2336, but with this Distinction only, that Bond is laid to be the Property of a Person unknown, against the Form of the Statutes, &c.</p>
<p>To this Indictment the Prisoner having pleaded, Not Guilty, he then said, My Lord, I am brought here on a Trial for my Life; I am now in Iron; I hope, as I am an Englishman, I have a Right to the Privilege which the Law allows, and hope your Lordship will order my Irons to be taken off.</p>
<p>Court. When you come upon your Trial we will take Notice of it, but we have nothing to do with it till then.</p>
<p>When the Trial came on his Irons were ordered to be taken off.</p>
<p>Before the Jury were sworn it was asked, on the Part of the Prisoner, whether any of them were Proprietors of the Bank, or Indorsers of Bank Bills of Exchange, because if they were they could not, by Reason of their Interest, be upon the Jury, but none of 'em being so, they were accordingly sworn.</p>
<p>Waite. My Lord, I beg there may be a profound Silence, for I have caught Cold since I have been in Prison, and cannot hear well at this Distance.</p>
<p>The Council for the King * opened the Indictment, by acquainting the Court and the Jury, that the Prosecutors, who are the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, had brought before them the Prisoner at the Bar, to take his Trial for stealing a
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<p>* The Council for the Prosecution were Sir
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<p>They then stated the Circumstances relating to these six Bonds with which the Prisoner was charged, and to which only their Evidence would be consined : That in 1736, there being then a great Number of East-India Bonds in the Custody of the Bank; and the East-India Company resolving to reduce the Interest, that made it necessary to apply to the Court of Chancery, to have the taken out and exchanged for the Company's new Bonds; and that some of these Bonds would appear to be some of those Bonds which were thus brought to the Bank upon such Exchange; that as soon as they were brought there, they were carried to the Account of the particular Persons to whom they belonged, and the Prisoner himself gave Receipts for them, which should be produced: That on the 21st of April, the Court of Chancery, in the Cause of Broome and Broome, (that Cause being then at an End) ordered seventeen Bonds which were in the Bank to be delivered out; they went to the Bank to receive these Bonds, and seventeen Bonds were delivered them, by the Prisoner at the Bar; but those not being the same identical Bonds which were described in the Cause, but of different Numbers, upon this there was an Application made to the Bank, to get the right Bonds; and the Directors desired Mr Waite to look them out accordingly. Nobody thought there was any Thing unfair in it, but that he had taken the seventeen uppermost Bonds without any particular Reason; this occasioned an Enquiry, and the Prisoner said he would look into it, and set it right; but no Body suspecting him, he took an Opportunity of getting away; and though there were frequent Advertisements, with great Rewards for the apprehending him, there was nothing heard of him till he was taken in Ireland, about two or three Months ago. That Mr Waite going away in this Manner, occasioned a farther Enquiry: He had a little Desk at the Bank, wherein they imagined there might be some Bonds; this Desk was ordered to be broke open, and there were two Bonds in it, which were a little before brought in by Order of the Court of Chancery.</p>
<p>That as these Bonds were taken away, the Bank had endeavoured to trace them, in order to know how they had been disposed of, and by whom; and were able to prove that the Prisoner at the Bar carried six of them to a Broker, said they were his own; that the Broker sold them for him, and that the Money was paid into his own Hands; and from thence they hoped it would appear, that the Bonds were stolen by him, and that he applied the Money to his own Use; that there would be a little Difference as to the Evidence, with Respect to some of the Bonds: These Six, being all the Bonds they could trace, it would be proper to state upon what Account they were brought into the Bank. As to No. A 2336, and No.
<persName id="t17430223-26-person320"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person320" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person320" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2337, these were brought in, in the Cause of Draper and Pit, before the Time, that the Occasion of exchanging with the East-India Company arose, and were Part of those new Bonds which were to be replaced in that Cause. There
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230024"/> were Thirty-six Bonds for 3600 l. from No.
<persName id="t17430223-26-person321"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person321" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person321" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2306, to No.
<persName id="t17430223-26-person322"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person322" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person322" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2341, both inclusive, and the Prisoner gave a Receipt for these Bonds, dated July 23, 1737; which says, they are received for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England.</p>
<p>Then there is No. 2740, brought in, in the Cause of Boswell and Smiter; this Bond was delivered into the Hands of the Prisoner at the Bar, and he gave the like sort of a Receipt for this, as he did for the other two: Then these three No. 9671, 20311, 23335, were brought in by Order of the Court of Chancery, in the Cause of Wheeler and Harvey, (there were twenty in all) these were brought to the Bank, when the Prisoner happened not to be there, and were delivered to another Cashier, but upon the Prisoner's Return, as he was the Person that principally managed this A ffair, they were delivered to him; and these are three of those Bonds which they should prove were sold by the Order, and on the Account of the Prisoner at the Bar, and if so, there would remain no Doubt at all, that the Charge was brought home to the Prisoner.</p>
<p>That considering the Nature of the Case as it stands together, his disposing of these Bonds clandestinely, without any Sort of Authority, without communicating it to any Person belonging to the Bank, or concerned for the Bank; clandestinely conveying away these Bonds, delivering them into Mr Willoughby's Hand, as his own, directing him to sell and dispose of them, receiving the Money for them, and converting it to his own Use; these Bonds being taken out of a great Number which were under his Care; his not carrying away the whole Number, but separating of them, and converting them into Money for his own Use, in Fraud of the Bank, in Fraud of the Suitors, (if they had not Reparation made them by the Bank) and in Fraud to all Mankind; putting the Money into his Pocket and running away with it: If considering it in this Light, and under these Circumstances, this should not be allowed to be a felonious taking, what upon Earth could be said to be a felonious taking: What is the Difference between this and going to the Coffers of the Bank and taking out so much Money? the Bank are equal Sufferers, for they are to make this good: If he had got by this iniquitous Way 5000 l. it is the same as if he had gone to their Coffers and taken 500 l. out of them: That always, in these Cases, of great Weight; that the Jury are to enquire whether the Prisoner sled for it or no; the Law had a good Intention in that, for flying is an Institution of Guilt. That the Indictment is laid for stealing these Bonds out of a Dwelling-House, which takes from the Prisoner the Benefit of the Clergy; and the Bank is the Dwelling-House, where the Accomptant-General used to live with his Family, and if any Doubt were made of that they were prepared to make it appear in Point of Law, to be a Dwelling-House; and it is not laid, in the Indictment, to be the Dwelling-House of any particular Person, but properly and cautiously laid to be a Dwelling-House, wherein Zerubbabel Crouch, and divers other Persons to the Jurors unknown, did then and there inhabit; and this was done to prevent any Inconvenience that might arise from laying it as the Dwelling-House of a Body corporate. In like Manner, as in the Case of Bambridge, Warden of the Fleet, that Prison was laid to be a Dwelling-House, wherein A. B. and divers other Persons, to the Jurors unknown, did inhabit.</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person323"> Gabriel Martin
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<p>Counc. Look out Draper against Pit, the 15th of July, 1730.</p>
<p>Martin. I examined this at the Register-Office, it is a true Copy, At the Rolls the 15th Day of July, 1730, &c. [This was an Order of the Court, for the positing in the Bank two East-India Bonds in this Cause.</p>
<p>Mr Martin then produced the Order for taking out the old East-India Bonds, and exchanging them for new ones, dated the 10th of July, 1741.</p>
<p>Mr Pyle. I belong to the Report-Office, in the Court of Chancery, these are what were filed there, the 23d of July, 1737, that is the Original filed in the Office.</p>
<p>Mr Waite's Receipt produced.</p>
<p>Mr Race. I do believe, the Name of
<persName id="t17430223-26-person324"> John Waite
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person324" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to be the Prisoner's Hand-Writing. - The Receipt was read. - Signed
<persName id="t17430223-26-person325"> John Waite
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person325" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , London, July 23d. 1737. Received of the East-India Company, Thirty six new East-India Bonds, No. and Dates following, for l. 3600, No.
<persName id="t17430223-26-person326"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person326" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person326" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2306, to 2341. both inclusive, dated the 27th of June, 1737. Interest due from the 31st of March last, exchanged for Bonds of the like Value, which Bonds are placed to the Account of
<persName id="t17430223-26-person327"> Mark Thurston
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esquire, Accomptant-General of the Court of Chancery, in the Cause of Draper against Pit, for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England.</p>
<p>Counc. This proves No. 2336, and 2337.</p>
<p>Another Exhibit the 9th of December, 1740, Boswell and Smiter.</p>
<p>Mr Martin. This is a true Copy.</p>
<p>The Order was read, importing that
<persName id="t17430223-26-person328"> John Bosanquet
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<persName id="t17430223-26-person329"> Henry Gambier
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230025"/>Mr Pole, of the Report Office, produced another Receipt of Mr Waite's.</p>
<p>Mr Race. The Name
<persName id="t17430223-26-person330"> John Waite
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person330" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I believe, to be Mr Waite's Hand-Writing. - The Receipt road. - Signed
<persName id="t17430223-26-person331"> John Waite
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person331" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , London, December 22, 1740. Received of
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<persName id="t17430223-26-person333"> Henry Gambier
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , pursuant to an Order of the 9th of December, the three following Bonds; No. 2738, No. 2739, No. 2740. dated the 1st of July, 1737, for 100l. each, on which Bonds the Interest is due from the 31st of March, 1738, and which Bonds are placed to the Account of
<persName id="t17430223-26-person334"> Mark Thurston
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esquire, Accomptant General, to the Court of Chancery, in the Cause of Boswell against Smiter, for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England.</p>
<p>Pris Counc. to Mr Gambier. Are you a Proprietor of Bank-Stock?</p>
<p>Gambier. No.</p>
<p>King's Counc. If he was, that is no Objection: Here is a Receipt of Mr Waite's read for 3 Bonds, delivered into the Bank, the 22d of December, 1740. Do you know any Thing of placing these Bonds there?</p>
<p>Gambier. I was not at the Bank, Mr Bosanquet went himself; I was a Trustee - My Name was made Use of, but Mr Bosanquet did transact it. - These 3 Bonds, No. 2738, 2739, and 2740, were placed in the Bank.</p>
<p>Pris. Counc. The Gentlemen of the other Side have mentioned 3 Bonds to you, whose Property were they?</p>
<p>Gambier. They were in Dispute between Mrs Guiguer, Smiter, and Boswell; they were deposited in the Bank by Order of Doctors-Commons, where a Will was contested. - They never were in my Possession. - It was the Will of Mrs
<persName id="t17430223-26-person335"> Eunice Gilbert
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person335" type="given" value="Eunice"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person335" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> that was contested: This will was never proved; I believe the Matter was made up.</p>
<p>King's Counc. 'Tis a special Property; a Carrier has a special Property and may bring an Action of Trover.</p>
<p>Court. They do not open it, that the Bank of England have an absolute Property in these Bonds, but they have a special Property as they are answerable for them; and they are answerable to those who are the absolute Proprietors of them, who are the Suitors in the Court of Chancery.</p>
<p>King's Counc. In the Cause of Wheeler and Harvey, Mr Martin proved an Order, dated March 18 1740, to deposit in the Bank 20 East-India Bonds, for 100l. each, to be placed to the Credit of this Cause (among which, were the Numbers 9671, 20311, and 23335) ordering, that the Interest be paid to the Plantiff,
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>As to these 3 Bonds we have not the same Receipt for them as we have for the others; for Mr Waite was not there when they were brought, but they came into his Hands immediately.</p>
<p>( Mr Collyer sworn.)</p>
<p>Q. What Office were you in, in the Bank, in April 1741?</p>
<p>Mr Collyer. I was then one of the Cashiers.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any Thing of any Bond being brought into the Bank when Mr Waite was not in the Office ?</p>
<p>Collyer. I cannot say that I do. (The Receipt was shewn to him ) I own this to be my Hand writing, it was brought to me by Mr Standish, who was an entering Clerk.</p>
<p>Mr Standish. I received these Bonds in Mr Waite's Absence and entered them, Mr Collyer sign'd the Receipt, [The Act of Parliament directs the Receipt should be signed by a Cashier] and when Mr Waite came back I delivered them into his Hands - It might be 2 or 3 Hours after I received them - I gave them to Mr Waite and he locked them up in his Desk - it was his own Desk; we have each of us a Desk to lock up every Thing we have in Trust - No Body had the Key of that Desk but himself. - These Bonds should regularly have been carried down into a Vault. The Directors have the Keys of the Vault; Mr Waite had only the Keys of a particular Chest. - I never went down with the Directors, and do not know whether one, two, or three go down.</p>
<p>Mr Collyer's Receipt read, signed
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , dated April 7, 1741, wherein he acknowledged to have received of the Defendant,
<persName id="t17430223-26-person338"> Jacob Harvey
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , by an Order of the 18th of March last, 20 East-India Bonds, in the Cause of Wheeler and Harvey. Among which, were No. 9671, No. 2311, and No. 33335.</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person339"> John Waite
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr Standish, I desire to know whether or not, when you delivered those 20 Bonds to me, you saw me lock them up in my Desk?</p>
<p>Standish. I saw you put them in, and the Key turn; I think that is locking them up.</p>
<p>Waite You might see me put them in, and not see me lock them up.</p>
<p>King's Counc. Having proved the Bonds to come into his Care, we shall now proceed to prove his Disposal of them.</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person340"> Richard Willoughby
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn.)</p>
<p>King's Counc. Mr Willoughby, do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person341"> Richard Willoughby
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner 7 or 8 Years; I have done Business for him as a Broker.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230026"/>Counc. Look into any Minute or Memorandum you have, and see whether you ever received any East-India Bonds from him; what the Numbers were; what Directions he gave you, and what you did with them?</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person342"> Richard Willoughby
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person342" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 27th of April 1741, he gave me six India Bonds to sell, Letter
<persName id="t17430223-26-person343"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person343" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person343" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2336, Letter A 2337, Letter
<persName id="t17430223-26-person344"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person344" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person344" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2740, No. 9671, No. 20311, No. 23335.</p>
<p>Counc. What were you to do with them?</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person345"> Richard Willoughby
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person345" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person345" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was to sell them - for himself - and I did dispose of them accordingly - they carried a Premium of 4 l. 11 s. - 628 l. 12 s. and 7 d. was the neat Produce of them. - I delivered the Money to Mr Waite the same Day.</p>
<p>Coun. Whose Bonds did you understand them to be?</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person346"> Richard Willoughby
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person346" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person346" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . His own Bonds; we always suppose them to be the Property of the Person that brings them.</p>
<p>Counc. What Name were they made out in?</p>
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person347" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person347" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . They were made out in the Name of Webb, that is the Name they are all made out in. - I cannot say that I know the Dates of them.</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person348"> William Webb
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person348" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an Officer of the East-India Company. - I am the Person in whose Name the Bonds are made out, and do indorse them - These are India Bonds - this is my Endorsement - they have all my Name on the Back - there are no other Bonds of the same Numbers and Dates.</p>
<p>Counc. At the Time of making out these Bonds, were they all made payable to you?</p>
<p>Webb. Yes, they were all made out in my Name, and I endorsed them.</p>
<p>Counc. They are, by Act of Parliament, transferable by Endorsement.</p>
<p>The Bonds were produced and read, viz.</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person349"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person349" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person349" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2336, - Dated June 27, 1737.</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person350"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person350" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person350" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2337. - Dated June 27, 1737.</p>
<persName id="t17430223-26-person351"> A.
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person351" type="given" value="A."/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person351" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2740. - was not produced.]</p>
<p>No. 9671. - Dated October 25, 1736.</p>
<p>No. 20311. - Dated February 18, 1736.</p>
<p>No. 23335. - Dated March 17, 1736. with the Seal off.</p>
<p>Q. How came that Bond to be cancelled?</p>
<p>Mr. Robins. It is a satisfied Bond - it was exchanged for another - it was brought in to be exchanged October 31, 1741, by Mr.
<persName id="t17430223-26-person352"> Nathaniel Newnhman
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person352" type="given" value="Nathaniel"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person352" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>(Mr Standish called again.)</p>
<p>Counc. Did any Body live in the Bank at the Time Mr. Waite went away?</p>
<p>Standish. Yes; Zerubbabel Crouch, the Accomptant General of the Bank, lived there - he lay there himself, and his Wife and Maid-Servant. - Mr.
<persName id="t17430223-26-person353"> Robert Sayer
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<interp inst="t17430223-26-person353" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17430223-26-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a Clerk in the Bank, lived there at the same Time. - The Porter and his Wife have an Apartment there. - I am positive Mr. Crouch was alive when Mr Waite went away.</p>
<p>King's Counc. There is another Thing we are ready to prove, that as the Bank is obliged to make good these Bonds, that they have bought others and replaced them.</p>
<p>The Order of the Court of Chancery of the 10th of July 1741, was read; whereby the Bonds deficient in the Cause of Draper against Pit, Boswell against Smiter, &c. to the Amount of 133 were ordered to be replaced by the Bank.</p>
<p>Mr. Pyle, an Officer of the Report-Office, produced the Certificates, whereby it appeared that the Bank had replaced them.</p>
<p>Council for the Prisoner. My Lord, as to Matters of Fact, I am under very great Restrictions, and that is the Misfortune of the Prisoner. He is only assisted, if Matter of Law arise in this Case, and then we are only at Liberty to speak for him, as to that. I submit it upon the Prosecutors own Evidence, whether upon the Circumstances they have proved, he is guilty of the Crime laid to his Charge. I shall not endeavour to state any Thing contrary to the Facts; and considering the Evidence in the strongest Sense, the single Question is, whether this Taking of his does amount to a felonious Taking or not. I will not dispute that the Bank has a special Property, and may bring an Action of Trover, and lay an Indictment for it: And I would not have this forgot, and I believe the Witnesses will not deny it, that as the Prisoner is a Proprietor in the Bank, he may have a special Interest in this Corporation; these Bonds may be the Property of the Bank, but the Question is, whether he, as a Proprietor of Bank-Stock, has not a Right with the rest of the Company; and whether a Man, even in that Respect, can be indicted for stealing Goods in which he has a Property; that will be one Thing to be considered in this Man's Defence, and I could even submit it upon the Circumstances of that single Point, whether this does amount to a felonious Taking.</p>
<p>I will not state the whole Facts, because I know I am not allowed to do it, and therefore I will state it upon their own Evidence; and I beg leave to say, that the Prisoner has been entrusted with these Bonds, that he has had these
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230027"/> Bonds delivered to him, and has given Receipts for them in his own Name; therefore I submit it, whether, under these Circumstances, he ought to be indicted for a felonious Taking of these very Bonds which were so delivered to him, tho' I do not doubt but he did dispose of them against his Trust, this Man being under Misfortunes at that Time, tho' they were not publickly known; but I apprehend the disposing of them will never make him guilty of Felony, unless the taking them was Felony.</p>
<p>Court. We shall leave that to the Jury, whether it was with a felonious Intent that he took them away.</p>
<p>2d Counc. I submit it to your Lordship, whether they have gone far enough in a Case of this Nature. They have laid the Bonds as the Property of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and have described the Money to be due to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and unsatisfied to them; and as to the second Count, they say, if we have not been right in laying them to be the Property of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, we have laid them to be the Property of a Person unknown; and not any one of the Witnesses they have produced has shown, that the Governor or Company of the Bank of England, have any Right to this Money at all; and according to the laying of this Count in the Indictment, they should have shewn the Money to be due to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; or according to the second Count, that the Bonds were the Property of a Person unknown. I must submit it to your Lordship, that they have failed in proving either Count, so as to affect the Prisoner; for if, as they have proved the Governor and Company of the Bank had a Property, then these Bonds were not the Property of Persons unknown; and if the Governor and Company of the Bank could not receive the Money for them (being a Deposit only) then the Money cannot be due to them, as is set out in the Indictment.</p>
<p>King's Counc. You mistake it, in the third Count it is, was due and unsatisfied to the several Proprietors thereof; in the fourth Count it is laid to be the Property of a Person unknown, and remains due and unsatisfied to the said Person unknown. Mr Serjeant Wynne says right, that it will maintain an Action of Trover, or support an Indictment; the Bank were answerable, and we have proved they were answerable.</p>
<p>2d King's Counc. Take this one Way or the other, it incontestably hits him: First, they are laid to be the Property of the Bank of England; secondly, the Property of a Person unknown. Now take it upon the first, it cannot be disputed but that the Bank has a special Property: In the Case of a Bailment of Goods and Pledges, the special Property is in the Bail, in whom the Property is placed. Wilbraham and Snow, 2 Saunders 47. A Carrier can bring an Action. They must either be the Property of those who were originally entitled to them, or the Property of other Persons: One of the Witnesses says, there was a Dispute between the Parties who had the Property in the Bonds, and this shows them plainly to be the Property of Persons unknown.</p>
<p>(Part of the Indictment read)</p>
<p>'' Was the Property of the Governor and Company '' of the Bank of England, and was then due '' and unsatisfied to the Proprietors thereof.''</p>
<p>Pris. Counc. Mr Bootle says, if they do not belong to the one they do to the other, that is very true; but they have fixed the Property in the Bank of England, and therefore their being the Property of a Person unknown, is quite out of the Case; therefore they must make it out that the Governor and Company of the Bank of England may receive the Money: It will be admitted that they had a special Property, so far as to have the Custody of the Bonds, but not such a Property as to receive the Money, or that the Money was due and owing to them. They have laid this Money to be the Money of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; they might safely have said the Money was unsatisfied, but it was not the Money of the Bank of England. The Gentlemen of the other Side say, that the Bank has made it good; but I apprehend what the Bank has done, was upon a Time subsequent to the Fact, and this should have been at the Time of the taking away, therefore I think this does not support the Indictment. Then, as to the second Count, it says the Property of a Person unknown.</p>
<p>King's Counc. It says each of the Bonds is the Property of a Person unknown.</p>
<p>Court. I think this is the Description of the Bonds; it says the Bonds were the Property of the Bank of England, and that the Bonds were then due and unsatisfied to the Bank, and the Proprietors thereof.</p>
<p>Pris. Coun. It is due and owing to the Proprietors thereof.</p>
<p>Q. Who is entitled to receive the Money due upon these Bonds; may not the Person who has the Custody and Possession of them receive it?</p>
<p>King's Counc. They are endorsed to the Bank.</p>
<p>Court. If you will but look at them, you will see they are endorsed Blank.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230028"/>Pris. Counc. Whoever had the lawful Possession of these Bonds, cannot be guilty of Felony.</p>
<p>Court. I may have the lawful Possession of a Thing, and yet be guilty of Felony.</p>
<p>King's Council (to the Prisoner's Council.) If you will argue the Point of Law, go on, or else examine your Witnesses.</p>
<p>Pris. Couns. We want to examine your's.</p>
<p>Mr. Collyer called.</p>
<p>Pris. Counc. Give an Account to my Lord and the Jury, when these Bonds were delivered to Mr Waite, which were brought to the Bank in his Absence?</p>
<p>Collyer. I can give no Account of it at all, till I turn to the Receipt. I believe they were delivered to him that Day. This is my Hand-writing; the Bonds were delivered to the Prisoner, the 7th of April, 1741. - They were the Bonds in the Cause of Wheeler against Harvey. These are Part of those twenty Bonds.</p>
<p>Pris. Council to Standish. Don't you know that Mr. Waite is a Proprietor of Bank-Stock.</p>
<p>Standish. I believe he has been possessed of Bank-Stock - I cannot swear whether he is now or not. *</p>
<p>* The Prisoner had been possessed of 1000 l. Bank-Stock, which he transferred as Part of his Security; but this did not appear in Evidence.</p>
<p>Pris. Counc. We cannot get at the Bank Books to prove this.</p>
<p>King's Counc . He has no Bank-Stock. The Prisoner's two Receipts are dated, one on the 23d of July, 1737, the other, on the 22d of December, 1740, and the other Bonds, for which Collyer gave a Receipt, came to his Hand the 7th of April 1741, and they were sold the 27th of the same Month by his Order; and therefore I submit it to your Lordship whether this was a felonious taking or not.</p>
<p>Pris. Counc. My Lord, before the Act of Parliament of the second of
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<p>The Clause read.</p>
<p>'' And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Person or Persons, after the said 29th of June, shall steal, or take by Robbery, any Exchequer Orders, &c. East-India-Bonds, &c. being the Property of any other Person or Persons, or of any Corporation, notwithstanding any of the said Particulars are termed, in Law, a Chose in Action, it shall be deemed and construed to be Felony, of the same Nature, and in the same Degree, and with or without the Benefit of Clergy, in the same Manner as it would have been if the Offender had stolen, or taken by Robbery, any other Goods of like Value with the Monies due on such Orders, &c.''</p>
<p>Pris. Counc. My Lord, I shall trouble your Lordship with a Word or two upon this Head; and I believe, upon the Circumstances of the Case, this will not appear to be a felonious taking; the Words have been read to your Lordship, that such Persons who shall steal or take, by Robbery, any Bonds, Orders, &c. shall be guilty of Felony, as if such Offender had stole Money or Goods: It was admitted, on the other Side, that this was not Felony by the Common Law; (the stealing of Bonds, Warrants, &c.) and he was pleased to give a very good Reason for it, that these Securities were not so common, or numerous as they are now; and therefore the Case of Property being very much altered, there was a Necessity of altering the Law, and, I believe, the Act of Parliament takes Notice of it fully: It is not a declaratory Act of Parliament, but introductive of a new Law, and the Question is, whether they have offered your Lordship any Evidence to bring this Case within the present Act of Parliament: By this Act of Parliament, it must be an actual stealing or taking by Robbery: What Evidence has been offered to your Lordship, to shew that there has been any stealing, or taking by Robbery? they are Terms extremely well understood in Point of Law; if they are taken by the Person who has the Possession, (that is a right Possession) if it is by the Privity or Consent of the Owner, or by an actual Delivery to the Person, by him or his Order, that cannot make it to be a felonious taking; the Intention of the Statute is only to make Choses in Action, and which are Part of a Man's Property secure; that seems to be the Intention of the last Act of Parliament, that the taking of these should be punished in the same Degree and Manner, as if a Person had taken Goods or Money to the same Value. But the Law makes no Difference in these, it intends no Alteration at all, either in the Nature of the Crime, or the Consequences of it. My Lord, I take the Thing to be pretty clear, that where a Thing is delivered to a Person;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230029"/> where it is entrusted with him, and put into his Possession and Custody, I think that cannot be Felony; though the Party does unhappily abuse his Trust, that will not make it Felony, it will not alter the Original Trust so as to make it Felony; and I believe there are many Authorities which may be mentioned to prove this, 1 Hale 667. The Gentlemen say, it is very clear that he sold them, and converted the Produce to his own Use: It was urged that the strongest Argument of his Guilt was, his flying and running away with the Money; an honest Man is sometimes forced to go out of the Way for Debt; but this does not infer the Crime of Felony; and I will suppose, for Argument Sake, that the Prisoner has converted this Money to his own Use, and, if so, it is certainly a Misdemeanor, and a Breach of Trust, for which he must be answerable another Way: Aand in Answer to such a general Argument as was made Use of in the out-set; I must say, that any Man that designs a Felony does not use to give Receipts, but he gave Receipts under his own Hand to shew the Delivery of these Things, and his receiving them: And, as I have mentioned Possession in general, I may further add, where a Man is intrusted with Goods, and has the Possession of them, for a particular Purpose, that Man cannot be guilty of Felony. Hawkins 89.</p>
<p>If a Man has Possession of any Goods, by Delivery, he cannot commit a Felony; as with Respect to the Case of a Carrier that goes away with Goods which were put into his Hands to deliver to another. Hale's Abrigdment 61. Hist. Pleas of the Crown, 506. Hawkins 89.</p>
<p>If the Carrier goes away with these Goods, carries them to a wrong Place, by which they are lost, or sells them, it has been determined over and over again, that this is not Felony. One of the Gentlemen made use of an Expression, that the Prisoner separated the Bonds, that he had Possession of them, and took them out of a greater Number; that he embezzled them and applied them to his own Use. I do allow there is a Distinction in this, for if a Carrier breaks open a Pack, or a Chest, or a Trunk, and sells Part of the Goods, the Carrier then may be said to be guilty of Felony. If a Man delivers or lends an Horse to another, and he rides away with it, this Person is not guilty of Felony: This is a common Case in all the Books, and I rely strongly upon it. I have known the Case tried here. Suppose a Man comes to an Inn-keeper under Pretence of chaffering for a Horse, and when he has got upon his Back, rides away with it; this is not Felony. 1 Hale 504. But there is a Distinction in the Statute, where a Servant takes a Horse, without the Leave of his Master, and rides away with it, that is Felony by the Statute of
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<p>I might trouble your Lordship with a great many more Cases, but I will leave it upon this; here are a great many Bonds delivered to and entrusted with an Officer of the Bank, and he sells them, &c. I submit it to your Lordship, that from the Authority of the Officer, it is not a felonious taking. I am not contending that a Man is not answerable another Way; but the Question is, whether the Law will support a Prosecution for a Felony. As to Mr Waite's being guilty of a Misapplication of the Money, to be sure he is, but that such Misapplication does not amount to a Felony; I am confirmed in it, by an Act of Parliament made very lately, to prevent Accidents of this Kind for the future; and I believe, the Gentlemen will find no Retrospection in the Act; it is the Act of the 15th Year of his present Majesty c. 15, p. 538. This Act of Parliament says, '' If any Officer, or Servant of the said Company, (meaning the Bank of England) being intrusted with any Note, Bill, Dividend - Warrant, Bond, Deed, or any Security, &c. Money, or other Effects, belonging to the said Company, or having any Bill, Dividend-Warrant, Bond, Deed, or any Security, or Effects of any other Person or Persons, lodged or deposited with the said Company, or with him, as an Officer or Servant of the said Company, shall secrete, embezzle, or run away with any such Note, Bill, Dividend Warrant, Bond, Deed, Security, Money, or Effects, or any Part of them, every Officer or Servant so offending, and being thereof convicted in due Form of Law, shall be deemed guilty of Felony, and shall suffer Death as a Felon, without Benefit of Clergy.'' I apprehend this Clause shews the Sense of this Body, the Sense of the honourable Persons who advised them in this Case, and the Sense of the Legislature, that this was not Felony before; for they will find that this is not a declaratory Act, (there being no declaratory Words,) but is plainly introductive of a new Law. I am far from thinking that such a wise Body, as the Legislature is, would make a vain, or a needless Act; for if this was Felony before, what Occasion was there to make it Felony? I hope this Act of Parliament, which is a publick one, will not be looked upon as a nugatory Act, but have its full Weight in Favour of the Prisoner, and that a Jury of Englishmen will regard it as such.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230030"/>2d Coun. The Question is, Whether this is a Breach of Trust, or a Felony? I shall not dispute with the Gentlemen of the other Side, but that there is a special Property in the Bank, and the Gentlemen might have brought an Action against the Prisoner, and may yet do it; and I hope if they can have a Remedy in a Civil Way they will never succeed in a criminal one. I apprehend the taking of these Bonds is no Felony at all; but if it is so, it is a Felony by the Act of Parliament of the 15th of his present Majesty; It is said, If this is not Felony, what is Felony? The Case of a Carrier has been mentioned, but I apprehend that is not applicable to the present Case. A Carrier had Goods delivered to him to carry to a particular Place, he carried them and delivered them at that particular Place, and then takes them away, that I agree is Felony; for when he had delivered them at that particular Place, his Trust determined, he had divested himself of that Property he had in them, and when he took them away, then the Felony commenced, then was the unjust taking, for there must be an unjust taking to make it stealing: But it is not thus in the present Case, for as the Bonds always remained with the Prisoner, the Question will be, Whether he can be guilty of stealing these Bonds from himself, and I apprehend no Man can be guilty of stealing from himself what he has in his Possession. My Lord, it is said, by the Council for the King, that there was a special Property in these Bonds in the Bank of England, but in Respect to this, I would mention the Act of Parliament of the 12th of George I. for by that Act the Bank is only entitled to the Receipt of the Interest, the Money was not due to them, but the Suitors, and therefore the taking cannot be Felony in this Case. In the Act of Parliament of his present Majesty, it is indeed declared, If any Person belonging to the Bank does secrete, or embezzle any Thing belonging to them, that Person shall be guilty of Felony: But this Act of Parliament was made after this Offence was committed, and therefore does not reach the Crime this Man is charged with; and therefore, I hope, upon the Circumstances of the Case, this Man does not appear to have acted any otherwise than in Breach of his Trust.</p>
<p>3d Council observed, among other Things, that if the Prisoner had been intrusted with these Securities, without giving any Receipt for them, there might have been a Difference in the Case; but here Mr. Waite had 'em by a Sort of a Contract, for she gave a Receipt for them, which proves he came not by them tortiously, or that he robbed the Bank of them; for having them thus in his Custody, he made himself a Trustee to the Company, and was answerable for the Value of them; and the Bank is not destitute of a Remedy in this Case, inasmuch as they take Security of their Officers, and I submit it to the Court, that the Act of Parliament of the 15th of
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<p>4th Counc. My Lord, I will leave the Facts as they now stand, and not trouble the Court with any thing in Relation to the Nature of the Evidence, but consine myself merely to Matters of Law, and make a Parallel between this and other adjudged Cases, from Time to Time, and show that there's no Reason to distinguish this from any of those Cases. Before the Statute-Law, stealing a meer Chose in Active, could not be Felony; therefore it was thought necessary to make the Breach of that great Trust, which is reposed in the People of the Bank, Felony, because if they thought themselves at Liberty to play Tricks of this Kind, and not be punished for them, it would be of the last Consequence to the Publick. The Words of that Act of Parliament are plain enough to me to show that this Offence is not in any former Act: For the Act says, '' If any Person shall steal or take by Robbery;'' stealing is a transferring the Possession, and that privately from a Person; taking by Robbery, implies a Force, for there cannot be a Robbery without an actual Force; there cannot be a Robbery in this Case, if it is any Thing it must be a stealing. Could he take these Things without the Consent of the Persons who put them into his Hand? Has not he a Property? Had the Governor and Company embezzled these Things, Could they be guilty of Felony? No, they could not, but they are liable to make Satisfaction to the Suitors in Chancery: What Right is there to distinguish Persons? They have entrusted him as their Servant; he is as much entrusted by them, as the Court of Chancery entrusted the Bank; and he, by his Receipt, is liable and answerable. Put the case, that the Bank had a Mind to make a little Use of a Parcel of inconsiderable Papers for a little Time, though I do not suppose they would. What would have been the Consequence, it would not be Felony?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230031"/>King's Counc. They cannot commit a Felony, for they are a Corporation.</p>
<p>4th Counc. I know a Body-Corporate cannot commit a Felony, but each of them separately may be guilty of Felony. Now I beg leave to consider how it may be distinguished in Point of Law, for Waite had a special Property in these Bonds. If I lend my Watch, or my Horse to a Person, and he goes to Market and sells them, this is not Felony, this supposes a Contract, and gives the Party a Remedy at common Law; besides they have Security for his good Behaviour; all the Officers of the Bank gave Security, and as to the Property there should be a Distinction made in this Respect, for there may be a Property for a particular Purpose; and when a Person has Possession of a Thing lawfully, there an Action of Trover only lies against the Person. If a Carrier is robbed, he may maintain a Prosecution, because he has a special Property for a particular Purpose. A Man that comes legally by a Thing, cannot rob himself; for if he had a Right to the Possession, he must have stole them from himself, he could not have stole them from any Body else. Then as to the late Act of Parliament, my Lord, for what End and Purpose could this Act of Parliament be made, if it was not the Sense of the Legislature, that the stealing of these Securities was not Felony before; but the Reason, as I apprehend, was, and in Point of Law, must be taken to be so, that the stealing of Choses in Action, was not Felony before. Suppose he forgot or mislaid a Bond, and could not find it, must he be indicted for a Felony. I very well remember a remarkable Case *, (that went out of this Court upon a special Verdict, whether the stealing of Chancery-Records, taking them out of the Office, and taking the Stamps off, and selling them, was Felony; but the Court of King's Bench gave their Opinion upon it, that it was not Felony, and the Party was acquitted, and it was the Voice of the whole Court, that it was not Felony. But this new Act being made, plainly shows that Mr Waite is not guilty of Felony, as it was not Felony before this Act. But should we be so unfortunate as not to satisfy the Court and the Jury, that this is not Felony, then I should be glad if the Court would be pleased to indulge us in such a Manner, that the Facts may be stated, in order that the several Points may be more fully argued; and that we may have Time to lay Reasons before the Judges, which, in this material Case, ought to be very maturely considered, and that it may not be left to a Jury, to determine Quo animo he took them.</p>
<p>* In the Mayoralty of Mr Alderman Perry. See the Trial, January Sessions, No. 124.</p>
<p>Serj. Agar. It is, my Lord, admitted by us all, that the Bank had so far a special Property in the Bonds, as to receive the Interest, but not otherwise.</p>
<p>King's Council. My Lord, I beg a few Words by Way of Reply, in Behalf of the Prosecution; but before I argue the Points of Law, it will be proper to see upon what Ground we stand, in Point of Evidence. By the Act of Parliament, these Bonds are to be carried to the Bank, to be received by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and Receipts are to be given for them; and the Act of Parliament makes the Bank of England expressly liable for the same. According to the Evidence, these Bonds were carried from the Court of Chancery to the Bank, and as the Bank have proper Servants for every Branch of their Business, the Prisoner at the Bar was the proper Person to receive these Bonds from the Accomptant-General of the Court of Chancery; and I do lay this as a Foundation, that as soon as they are delivered into the Bank of England, they are that Minute in the Possession of the Bank; let them remove that Corner-Stone if they can, they are in the Possession of them, whether they are under their own Lock and Key, or the Lock and Key of their Servant, for it is their Possession in Point of Law: The Gentlemen would insinuate, that these Bonds are not to be considered as delivered into the Possession of the Bank, but into the Possession of Mr Waite, for Mr Waite has given Receipts for them, and made himself answerable for them; but they have omitted the most material Part, that he receives them for, and subscribes the Receipt for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; his Receipt is not such a Receipt as will entitle the Suitors to call upon him for the Money, not such a Receipt as will entitle him to it; for though this Man's Name is to the Receipt, it is in Point of Law the Receipt of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. If a Servant gives a Receipt, and says, for my Master such an one, Is not this, in Point of Law, the Receipt of the Master? Because this Money is received by the Servant, is it not the Receipt of the Master? It is as much mine as it I had signed it. They would turn us round, and tell us we are to bring an Action, and make this a Breach of Trust:</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174302230032"/>I should be glad to know whose Trust it is that he has broke: Would they say he has broke his Trust with the Court of Chancery, they cannot say he has broke his Trust with them. - They have brought it out, but not as a Point of Law, that a Man cannot steal from himself; no more he can abstractedly, but he may commit a Felony of what he has in his own Possession; and I will make it out very plain from the first Case put by Mr Serjeant Wynne, Hale 506, in the Case of a Carrier, says, that if a Man delivers Goods to a Carrier, to carry to Dover, and he carried them away, 'tis no Felony. But if a Carrier, after he has carried Goods to the Place appointed, secretly takes them away again, Animo Surandi, in such Case the Possession which he received from the Owner being determined, his second taking, is in all Respects, the same as if he was a Stranger. I will put a middle Case: If a Carrier, in his Journey between London and York, will unpack Goods, and take any thing out of a Case, Box, or Pack, that will be a felonious Taking; for he had no Authority at all to separate these Goods, his Authority was to receive the Bundle entire, and to deliver it entire at such a Place. Let us compare the Cases: here are twenty Bonds delivered at one Time into the Hand of this Man, and three of these are taken by him for his own Use, he is in the same Case with the Carrier who takes part of the Goods out of a Parcel, and does not deliver them to the Party they are for, but disposes of them, and applies the Money to his own Use; the Question is, whether this is not Evidence to a Jury of a felonious Taking.</p>
<p>The next Case they mention, is that of lending a Horse; that if a Man lends a Horse to another, and he rides away with it, it is not Felony. And they have put a Case which they cannot make out, that if a Man goes to an Inn to hire a Horse, and gets upon his Back and rides away with it, that is not Felony; but I believe they cannot make a Book-Case of it; that it is not Felony, for in that Case the Horse is not lent to him, and therefore it must be a Felony. I would not have them run away with this as a Point, but I hope there are no Horse-stealers here, for this is too dangerous a Doctrine to be delivered in this Place. - But the Gentlemen, they say, as to what has been done by Mr Waite, that is not such a Stealing, as comes within the Meaning of the Law; but as I have proved that those Bonds are in the Possession of the Bank of England, as soon as they are delivered to him, those Persons who make away with them are liable to be punished for a Felony. There is a Difference between having the Care of Goods, and the legal Possession of them; for when a Man has no more than the Care of Goods, the Possession is all the while, in the Judgment of the Law, in the Master. I will venture to lay it down as a Rule, that that Sort of a Servant may be guilty of Felony in taking those Goods to his own Use. Serjeant Hawkins, in his Pleas of the Crown, p. 90. says it has been received as Law, that those who have the bare Charge of Goods may be guilty of Felony; that is, when they are entrusted with a Parcel of Goods, the taking out part of them is Felony; and one who has the bare Charge of Goods, or the special Use of Goods, and not the Possession, that is a legal Possession, he may be guilty of Felony. The first Case he puts, is the Case of a Gentleman's Butler; every Gentleman, I believe, does not lock up his own Plate, or keep it in his own Custody, and when a Butler is hired, there is nothing more known, than that an Account of the Plate is taken in Writing and delivered to the Butler, and the Plate is delivered into his Care, he has the cleaning of it, and is the proper Person to take Care of it; and he has it by that Delivery, if I may so say, intrusted into his Hand; it is a determined Point, that by being in my House (in Point of Law) it is in my Possession, and if my Butler will take a Piece of my Plate and sell it and put the Money into his Pocket, he is Guilty of Felony. 1 Hale, 506.</p>
<p>Dyer, fol. 5. It is determined there, that if a Butler disposes of a Piece of my Plate, he is Guilty of Felony, and must suffer Death, if it is to the Value of 40 s. - Now as to this Sort of Bonds, I find they remain in the Custody of the Person who has the Care of them, till the Directors go down to put them into the Vault, and then he that had the Care of them, goes down to the proper Place to lock them up, in the Sight of the Directors: This is not like a Case where Goods are delivered to a Man to keep in his Custody, I take the Case of the Butler to be stronger than the present Case, for there he has the Plate by the express