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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commition of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE City of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the COUNTY of MIDDLESEX,
<p>Held at Justice-Hall in the Old Baily, On WEDNESDAY the 2 d and THURSDAY the 3 d of July,</p>
<p>In the 20th Year of his MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>Right Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER VI.</p>
<p>Sold by C. NUTT, at the Royal-Exchange, and at all the Pamphlet-Shops of London and Westminster. 1746.</p>
<p>(Price Six-pence.)</p>
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<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Crey. The 22 d of May last; my Father-in-Law desir'd me to go to Bow Fair to seek after his Children about Eleven o'Clock at Night; so we went to the Fair and saw nothing of them there; but heard they were stray'd upon the Common; in coming from thence we went into a Booth upon the Common and ask'd for the Children: On the Fields Side of the said Common, near Stepney, a Man pass'd me and bid me good Night; presently after another, and he bid me good Night also; I bid him good Night, and he wish'd me well home: It was Moonlight and I walk'd 'till I got under the Shade of the Trees, when a Man came behind me and snatch'd my Stick out of my Hand; he put a Pistol to my Breast and bid me stand and deliver; immediately another jump'd from behind the Stile and clapp'd his Pistol to my Breast also: They demanded my Money, threatning to blow my Brains one in Case of Refusal; I told them I had none, and begg'd they would not use me ill and I would give them what I had; with that one of them put his Hand into my Fob and took out my Watch.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember which it was?</p>
<p>Crey. I can't tell, my Lord, but he had a Frock and a Regimental Waistcoat on.</p>
<p>Q. What Watch was it?</p>
<p>Crey. A Pinchheck Metal Watch with a Gold Dial-Plate and a Cornelian Seal set in Gold to it; they search'd my Pockets and took out a Couple of Handkerchiefs, one Silk and the other Linnen; they also took my Pocket-Book: One took out my Watch and another of them my Pocket-Book.</p>
<p>Court . So they both of them were rifling of you?</p>
<p>Crey. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know them?</p>
<p>Crey . I can't say, my Lord, that I know them. I told them my Pocket-Book would be of no Service to them, and desir'd they would return it: They took the Silver Buckles out of my Shoes and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020003"/> Knead , and then bid me go over the Stile; they sent me towards Limehouse , which was a Mile out of the Way. There were three of them, but only two came up; I saw the other robbing my Father-in-Law.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Father-in-Law's Name?</p>
<p>Crey. His Name is Bitch .</p>
<p>Q. What Business is your Father-in-Law.</p>
<p>Crey. A Perukemaker, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go the Way they would have sent you?</p>
<p>Crey. No, my Father desir'd I might go with him .</p>
<p>Court. You say one bad on a Footman's Frock and a Regimental Waistcoat?</p>
<p>Crey. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How were the other apparel'd?</p>
<p>Crey . I could not see any thing of either of them for the Shade of the Trees; only the Man that pass'd me in the Moon-shine, he that stopp'd me first, who had on a Footman's Frock, &c.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe what kind of Pistols they were?</p>
<p>Crey. I took them to be Holster Pistols ; I could not distinctly see them as they had them in their Hands. I took the Men to be Troopers.</p>
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<p>Birch . My Son and I were coming from Bow; in the first Field from the Common I heard the steps of a Man, but could not see him for the high Ridge of Trees that shaded the Moon: I call'd out to the Man to know if he had seen any Children that had lost their Way; I bid him good Night, he said the same to my Son: The Man that bid good Night turn'd about and bid me deliver my Money; he said, give me your Money just now or I will shoot you; I said I had none nor none would I give them; for I was in Confusion and Hurry about my Children. I saw two Men stop my Son and head all that was said; my Son said to them, Gentlemen , don't use me ill, I have nothing valuable about me but my Watch, Shoe-Buckles and Knee-Buckles .</p>
<p>Q. How far was you from him?</p>
<p>Birch. About as far as the Leads . While two were robbing my Son the other was with me, thinking he could cope with me, being a little Man; but I would not be robb'd by him.</p>
<p>Q. I forgot to ask your Son if he met with his Watch again.</p>
<p>Birch. No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Barns. My Lord, I keep a Goldsmith's Shop upon Ludgate-Hill; there came a young Woman to me to weigh some Buckles.</p>
<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>Barns. The 23d of May.</p>
<p>Q. What were those Buckles?</p>
<p>Barns. They were two Pair of Shoe-Buckles and Knee-Buckles; they were brought by a Servant, who said said she came from her Mistress in Fleet-Lane to know the Value of them; I look'd upon them and weigh'd them, and as I had a Warning from the Goldsmiths Company to stop two Pair of Shoe-Buckles and a Pair of Knee-Buckles , and these Things answering the Description in the warning, I told the Maid I would go along with her; I took the Warning in my Pocket, and call'd upon one Mr. Johnson, a Constable, to go with me; and desir'd him not to go directly into the House, but stay a little; so I went in and there were two or three Women and a Man there.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Barns. In Fleet-Lane. When I came into the House I enquir'd who the Buckles belong'd to; the Woman of the House said they were a Man's who had left them there; I ask'd when he would return, and she said she was not certain as to the Time of his Return : I desir'd to know whether it would be a Week or a Fortnight, and enquir'd who the Gentleman was that sat by her; she said it was her Brother ; so with that I pull'd this Warning out of my Pocket and read it; as soon as ever I had done she got up and went into a Place backward and I follow'd her; a Soldier was sitting in a Chair there and I ask'd him if they were his Buckles; he said yes, and that he bought them in Covent-Garden.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Man either of these?</p>
<p>Barns. Yes, Humphrys one of the Prisoners at the Bar.</p>
<p>Court. Then those were the two Pair of Buckles, and the Knee-Buckles.</p>
<p>Barns. Yes, my Lord, and he said he had bought them at Covent-Garden, and gave Half a Guinea for them.</p>
<p>Q. What did he mean Half a Guinea for all the Buckles?</p>
<p>Barns. Yes, for all of them. Then I told the Constable he must carry him before my Lord Mayor, and we went there, but my Lord was not within; then I ask'd for the Beadle of Goldsmith's-Hall , to give Information to the Gentleman that gave this Warning out, &c.</p>
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<p>Crey. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020004"/>Q. Have you any Mark upon these Buckles?</p>
<p>Crey. They are foreign Make; there is no Mark upon them; I had them made in Barbadoes.</p>
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<p>Johnson. Mr. Barns call'd upon me on Friday the 23d of May; I went with him to the House in Fleet-Lane; I stood at the Door at first, that no Body might go out of the House; after Mr. Barns had some Talk with the Woman, I went in; the Woman, she seem'd to be in some Confusion: I said good Woman, these Buckles have been stolen and if you don't bring the Person that owns them we must charge you. With that she went backward, and beckon'd with her Hand for Mr. Barns and I to follow her; when we came backward, there sat Humphry's, one of the Prisoners.</p>
<p>Q. What Cloaths had he on?</p>
<p>Johnson. It seem'd to be the Cloaths he has on now, tho' I won't be sure, but I know his Face.</p>
<p>Court. You say you follow'd the Woman and there you found this Man.</p>
<p>Johnson. Yes my Lord. I said there had been a Robbery committed and these Buckles answer'd the Description of the Advertisement, and I said I was fearful he was the Thief. He said he had the Foul Disease upon him, that his Sister gave him Half a Guinea yesterday and he bought these Buckles with it; I said if he could give me no better Account of it I should take him Prisoner before my Lord Mayor; so I took him to the Compter as my Lord Mayor was not within; the next Morning I went to him again and I ask'd him about the Buckles, then he said he bought them on Friday, and before he said he bought them on Thursday.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Do you know me Sir?</p>
<p>Johnson . Yes, very well.</p>
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<p>Bray. Yes, please you my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. Tell us when it was, as near as you can guess.</p>
<p>Bray . My Lord it was about the 22d of May.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Night or the Day?</p>
<p>Bray. It might be about Twelve o'Clock at Night, as near as I can guess.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it?</p>
<p>Bray. It was, please you my Lord, between Bow and Stepney.</p>
<p>Q. Who was you with?</p>
<p>Bray. There was
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<p>Court. Will you describe the Manner of it?</p>
<p>Bray. Please you my Lord, I goes and sees how many there might be in Company; I went first and gave a Signal to them that they might come up. I passed this Gentleman (Mr. Crey) and I met this Gentleman, his Father (Mr. Birch) and I demanded his Money.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your Company then?</p>
<p>Bray. Then two (the Prisoners) were with this Gentleman (Mr. Crey ) When I demanded Mr. Birch's Money he tristed a little with me; with that I gave him a knock into the Ditch and took from him 18 d. and by that Time they had robb'd this Gentleman (Mr. Crey.)
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<p>Q. How do you know they took this Watch and Buckles?</p>
<p>Bray. One of the Tongs of the Buckles was broke which they took from Mr. Crey. Then, when they had robb'd the Gentleman, they came to me, and ask'd me whether I had look'd upon his Shoe-buckles and Knee-Buckles, which I had not; for after I had knock'd this Gentleman down into the Ditch, he took out an Instrument, and said, I might have that if it would be of any Service; I told him it would be of no Use of me, he might keep it and be d - d.</p>
<p>Q. What Instrument was it?</p>
<p>Bray. I don't know but it was an Instrument to draw Teeth with. Then John Humphrys went into the Ditch, and took his Shoe-Buckles, which were mark'd G. B. and a Pair of Knee-buckles.</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Bray. Then one of them went to go one Way, and the other another; I said, I desire you may go together, which they did, towards Bow.</p>
<p>Q. What became of this Watch and Buckles?</p>
<p>Bray. Please you, my Lord. I carried the Watch and the Buckles to one Mr. - in the Old-Baily. After I had carried them there, that Man,
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<interp inst="t17460702-1-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (the Prisoner) said, I believe you have cheated me, and I desire you may go and fetch the Buckles again; and I told him, if he went to make away with them it should be the worse for him: So I fetch'd them back again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give them to Humphrys?</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what became of them afterterwards?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020005"/>Bray. Please you, my Lord, he went some where to have them valued, and had them stopp'd.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what became of him afterwards, where he frequented, or where he lodg'd?</p>
<p>Bray. He lodg'd at the same House that I lodg'd in at that Time.</p>
<p>Q. Where was that?</p>
<p>Bray. In Ice-Alley in Westminster.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever in Fleet-Lane?</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord: The first of my going there was with
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<interp inst="t17460702-1-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and some more unknown to me; they had got some Streak Iron; so they desir'd of me to tell them where they could sell it. I goes into Black-Boy-Alley in Fleet-Lane, at the Black-Boy, and she bought it, and they shar'd it among them.</p>
<p>Q. Was this the House that Humphrys and you frequented in Fleet-Lane?</p>
<p>Bray. I have gone to the Black-Boy and drank there.</p>
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<p>Barns. I can't tell the Sign; they sell old Cloaths.</p>
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<p>Johnson. Yes, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, I bought these Buckles in Covent-Garden, with the Half-Guinea my Sister gave me.</p>
<p>Q. Can you call any Witnesses of it?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Jennings. Please you, my Lord, I never was in the Evidence's Company. He charges me with being present and assisting in this Robbery; I never was in Company with him, but as I have met him in Fleet-Street, and drank a Mug of Beer with him, or the like.</p>
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<p>Birch. He hit me a Blow which made me draw back and support myself with the Bank .</p>
<p>Q. Had you any Instruments about you?</p>
<p>Birch . That he might not think that I had a great deal of Money, I said, What can you have of a poor Barber? Will you have this Instrument? and he said, D - n you, no.*</p>
<p>*Bray, the Accomplice, was kept out of the Court during the Time the other Witnesses were examin'd ; and the Reason of this last Question being put to Birch now was, that he had not mention'd the Circumstance in his former Evidence of his being knock'd down, which Bray had aken Notice of.</p>
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<p>Randal. For
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<p>Q. Are you his Sister?</p>
<p>Randal. Yes, please you, my Lord; and I let him have Half a Guinea.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Randal. At Mrs. Due's at Chelsea.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you let him have Half a Guinea?</p>
<p>Randal. My Lord, to the best of my Remembrance, it was the 17th or 18th of May last. Please you, my Lord, he told me that this Half Guinea was to buy Buckles.</p>
<p>Q. Does he deal in Buckles?</p>
<p>Randal. I don't know, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Martingal. I have known him from his Infancy, and never heard but he was a good honest Man. I have nothing more to say.</p>
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<p>Knapp . Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Where? and when?</p>
<p>Knapp. A coming from
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<p>Q. In what Manner did they attack you?</p>
<p>Knapp . They did not say any Thing at all to me, but I struggled with two of them, and thought I had made my Escape from them.</p>
<p>Court . So you struggled with them?</p>
<p>Knapp . Yes, Sir, and I got free from them too, and the third Person came up and knock'd me down, and took my Senses from me.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough for you to observe the two Persons that attack'd you?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020006"/>Knapp. No, Sir, I struggled with them in Fear, so that I can't tell. As soon as ever I found myself upon my Legs again, for they litted me up, there was a Pistol put to my Breast, and one of them said , Blow his Brains out, the Pistol was at the same Time at my Breast.</p>
<p>Q. Well, what did they do at the same Time?</p>
<p>Knapp . They took from me a Coat and Hat, and put an old one upon my Head .</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen or heard any Thing of these Things ?</p>
<p>Knapp. No , my Lord, they took out of my Pocket a Book, a Handkerchief , and a Pair of Gloves .</p>
<p>Court. Then you know nothing further with Relation to this Fact, or who did it?</p>
<p>Knapp . I know no further .</p>
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<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What Time was it?</p>
<p>Bray. To the best of my Knowledge it might be the 4th of May.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it perform'd?</p>
<p>Bray. Between Mother Red Caps and Tottenham-Court.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in the High Road or Foot Path?</p>
<p>Bray. In the Foot Path, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Who was present there?</p>
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<p>Q. What did they do?</p>
<p>Bray. Demanded his Money , and took from him his Hat.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the first Thing that passed between them?</p>
<p>Bray. Jennings went forward to see how many there were in Company; he gave a Signal, and we attack'd this Mr. Knapp.</p>
<p>Q. Who attack'd him?</p>
<p>Bray. I attack'd him, please you, my Lord; he passed me, and attempted to run away.
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<p>Q. Then
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<p>Bray . Not much; when I came up I knock'd him down.</p>
<p>Court. Then he had not got loose from
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<p>Bray . No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Well, what passed after that?</p>
<p>Bray. After that John Jennings he came back; when we helped him up,
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<p>Q. Who took the Hat and Coat from him ?</p>
<p>Bray. To the best of my Knowledge it might be
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<p>Q. Who took his Coat off?</p>
<p>Bray. I ripp'd it open, and
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<p>Q. What else?</p>
<p>Bray. An Explanation of the Bass Relievo of the Mansion House.</p>
<p>Q. And what did you do with the Coat?</p>
<p>Bray. The Coat was sold to Mr. - in the Old Baily for 17 s. and
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<p>Stephens. My Lord, I don't know the Man, nor was I ever with him in my Life; I might have seen him doing my Duty, but no otherwise. ,</p>
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<p>Gardner. No, my Lord, any more than he was brought to me. I am the Prosecutor that lost the Watch on Tuesday the 27th of May.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose it?</p>
<p>Gardner. Out of my Shew Glass, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. Where is your Shop?</p>
<p>Gardner . In the
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<p>Court. Then you did not see the Boy take it?</p>
<p>Gardner. No, my Lord, I was out of Town that Day , but the Prisoner said he watch'd my Wife into the Parlour; then he, with one Cutosh , did it, who was concern'd with him in the Robbery. The Prisoner own'd to me, that when my Wife
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020007"/> was in the Parlour, they took an Opportunity to press down the Glass, but they could not get the Watch out readily. Then they went and got a Nail and crook'd it, and with that they haul'd the Watch out, and he whipt it into the others Bosom. They could not get their Hand in, but with a crooked Nail haul'd it out, and, as I said before, deliver'd it into the other Boy's Bosom; they then cross'd the Way through Aldgate, and turn'd down Crutched-Fryers , and upon Tower-Hill; there the Boy gave this the Watch again, and he put it into his Fob or Breeches, and they went to a Jew's in Rag-Fair to sell the Watch, but he was not at home. They went then to Rice Jones's Wife in Long-Lane, West-Smithfield, who keeps a Chandler's Shop, and sells Small Beer, and they sold it for Two Guineas.</p>
<p>Q. What was the Watch worth?</p>
<p>Gardner . Seventeen Guineas, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what Age this Boy is?</p>
<p>Gardner. He said he was 14 Years of Age. He came the second Time, and said he saw a fine Thing the Ladies use, but my Wife missing the Watch, took Care of the Glass; he said he came to get the Thing that the Ladies put in their Ears, or another Watch; that is what he told me.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by this Boy?</p>
<p>Gardner. I advertis'd my Watch Five Guineas Reward: There were two Men that make it their Business to take up these Boys, they with the Constable brought him to my Shop; they said they took him from between a Couple of Whores.</p>
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<p>Hawkins. A Salesman in the Minories.</p>
<p>Q. Do you understand any Thing with Relation to this Robbery of Mr. Gardner's Gold Watch?</p>
<p>Hawkins . Nothing more, my Lord, but what the Boy acknowledg'd himself.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it that he acknowledg'd it?</p>
<p>Hawkins . At the Paul's Head Tavern facing St. Lawrence's Church, there he confess'd that he, with another Lad, one Cutosh, did take a Gold Watch out of Mr. Gardner's Shew Glass.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you in what Manner?</p>
<p>Hawkins . In the Manner Mr. Gardner has expressed, by drawing of it out with a Nail.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you how he disposed of it?</p>
<p>Hawkins . He told me after they had taken it out from thence, they went into Crutched Fryers , and so to Rag Fair, to a Person there that buy's stolen Goods, but the Man was not at Home. Then they went to Long Lane in Smithfield, to Rice Jones's, where the Woman gave him Two Guineas for it. They gave Six-pence to a Person to carry it out to enquire whether it was Gold or Metal, and they said it was Metal. He said there was a preety Thing in the Glass, which were Bar-Ring, that he wanted, if not another Watch .</p>
<p>Court. You know nothing further ?</p>
<p>Hawkins. Nothing further, my Lord, than acknowledg'd.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-3-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) Did you, at the Time you had the Conversation with the Boy, promise him if he would make a free Confession, you would not prosecute him?</p>
<p>Gardner. Upon my Oath I did not promise any Thing directly or indirectly.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any Encouragement given him if he would make a fair Declaration, that it should be better for him if he would tell the Truth?</p>
<p>Gardner. None at all, my Lord, it was a voluntary Confession of his own.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. They gave me Wine and Liquors at the Tavern, and made me fuddled; and they gave me five or six Drams, &c.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-3-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What are you?</p>
<p>Lewin. The Father of the Child.</p>
<p>Q. How old is your Son?</p>
<p>Lewin. Fourteen at St. Thomas's Day.</p>
<p>Q. Did he live with you, or was he out?</p>
<p>Lewin. He liv'd with me, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear any Complaint of him?</p>
<p>Lewin. Never in my Life, my Lord, before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-3-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) Your Son liv'd at home, how did he behave? did you see any Tricks like Roguery? did you employ him in any Business?</p>
<p>Lewin. Yes, Sir, he used to go out along with the Carmen.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do with them?</p>
<p>Lewin. He used to drive their Horses, and give them Hay, &c.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to keep him to your own Business, a Carpenter?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-3-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My Lord, he would not work along with me.</p>
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<p>Gardner. On Tuesday he committed the Robbery, and on Monday se'nnight following he was taken up.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had the Watch?</p>
<p>Gardner . No, my Lord, I have lost the Watch.
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<p>Scarsbrook . The Prisoner came to my House between Eight and Nine o'Clock on Friday Night; he ask'd me my Name, and said, don't you buy Cotton? I said, I did. I ask'd him, who recommended him to me? He said, my Sister, that lives near the May-Pole. I ask'd, whether it was spun or unspun? He said he would fetch it in five Minutes Time; but he staid fifteen. He brought up the Cotton; I said, what do you ask a Pound for it. I don't know whether he ask'd 18 or 20 Pence for it. I ask'd him his Name; he said
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<p>Prisoner. I was in Liquor when I did it.
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<interp inst="t17460702-5-person119" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) Did your Husband lose any Linnen Cloth at any Time?</p>
<p>Cumbridge . Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Cumbridge . Yesterday in the Afternoon.</p>
<p>Court . Will you give an Account of what you lost, and the Manner of it?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020009"/>Cumbridge . I was in a Back Parlour even with the Shop, and there came a Woman into the Shop; there were some Ladies with me; one of them said, Mrs. Cumbridge , there is a Woman in your Shop: I went into the Shop and shew'd her something, but saw she had a Bundle in her Lap; she wanted some printed Linnen; I ask'd her what she had in her Lap; she said, what is that to you, 'tis none of your's : I said it was Cloth, and I was determin'd to look at it.</p>
<p>Q. Was no body in the Shop?</p>
<p>Cumbridge . No, my Lord, I took the Piece of Cloth out of her Apron, whic h Cloth was twenty-two Yards; I look'd at it immediately , and knew it to be mine, because that very Morning I mark'd twenty of them with my own Hand.</p>
<p>Q. How came she so easily by it?</p>
<p>Cumbridge. There lay a Quantity of them upon the Counter , which I had mark'd that very Morning .</p>
<p>Q. Was all of them bundled up in that Manner?</p>
<p>Cumbridge. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say to it?</p>
<p>Cumbridge . I shew'd her the rest with the same Mark .</p>
<p>Q. What did she say.</p>
<p>Cumbridge . She prmended the Child she had, about five Years old, pick'd it off the Ground.</p>
<p>Court. Why, 'tis as big as the Child almost.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. The Gentlewoman run me to a Gaol last Night, and would not give me Time to send for any .</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Prisoner. In Cowcross .</p>
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<p>Pollen. The Prisoner liv'd with us about seven Weeks as a
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<p>Q. When was it she came to you?</p>
<p>Pollen. The 23d of April .</p>
<p>Q. Madam , did you lose any thing?</p>
<p>Pollen. I lost many Things; a black Coat of my Husband's, a
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<p>Q. You lost all these Things; do you know who took them?</p>
<p>Pollen. I tax'd every other Servant; I thought I had great Reason to suspect the Cook: About a Months afterwards I discharg'd two Servants upon her Account. The Way we first miss'd them was this; Mr. Pollen wanted his black Coat; the Person that went up to the Press for it could not find it, and upon Search, my Joseph , that was in the same Place , was not there; we sent out to Monmouth-street to the Taylor; he made Enquiry n the same Street , and traced the Matter out: When the Person that bought the Coat of her saw her, he knew her again; she then told me the Person she had pawn'd the Joseph to; we found several Things in her Box, and this Handkerchief I found upon her Neck, which I am positive of.</p>
<p>Q. Is there a Mark upon it?</p>
<p>Pollen. No, my Lord; but 'tis my own Work, and I know it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I won't plead 'till I have my Clothes deliver'd.</p>
<p>Pollen. The Prisoner gave me an Order to deliver them to her Sister at Justice Smith's, but Mr. Smith did not care to take them.</p>
<p>Court. Whether you are guilty or acquitted, you will be intitled to your Clothes again.</p>
<p>Prisoner. There were two Pair of Holland Sleeves that she said was her's , and two Pair of Sleeves, they are mine; as to the two colour'd Handkerchiefs , they never were her's.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-6-person130" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17460702-6-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What do you know of this Affair?</p>
<p>Bradock. I know this to be 'Squire Pollen's Coat and Breeches.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by them?</p>
<p>Bradock . When they sent to me, they said the Things must either be pawn'd or sold; I recollector about a Fornight before this there was such a Coat offer'd to me, which I was certain was Mr. Pollen's Coat; my Son had it from Mr. Harris's, at the Wheat-Sheaf; I went to Mr. Harris myself; he said, I don't take it at all amiss, if you can find it out; he was for having a warrant for to take up the Man that sold him the Coat. I went to the Man, and he said he bought it of those that bought it of the Thief.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when she own'd it?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020010"/>Bradock . I was present before the Justice when she own'd it; she said she sold the Coat for 13 s. and 6 d.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the Coat before Sir
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<p>Bradock. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say concerning the Breeches?</p>
<p>Bradock. She told us the Breeches were at Mr. Grange's , at the Cross-Keys in Holbourn; that she sold them with the Joseph.</p>
<p>Q. What is that Person that she sold them to?</p>
<p>Bradock. He keeps a Sale-Shop .</p>
<p>Q. What did she sell them for?</p>
<p>Bradock. For 20 s.</p>
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<p>Prisoner . No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Alexander. A married Woman, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Alexander . She feloniously took the Goods out of my Room.</p>
<p>Q. What Goods?</p>
<p>Alexander. A Dowlass Shift, a Silk Handkerchief, six Plate Buttons .</p>
<p>Q. What are they made of?</p>
<p>Alexander. Of Silver, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Whose Goods were they all?</p>
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<p>Q. Why do you say she stole them?</p>
<p>Alexander . My Lord, I found the Shift upon her; and here are the other Goods this Woman bought.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got them again?</p>
<p>Alexander . Yes, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner . Please you, my Lord; she lent me the Shift to lay with her all Night.</p>
<p>Court . She was a married Woman; you was not to he with her.</p>
<p>Prisoner . Yes, I was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-7-person142" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .) Have you any Thing to say against the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Jones . The young Woman, the Prisoner, came to me with a Silk Handkerchief; she brought it in her Hand; she ask'd me to buy it. I keep a Cook's Shop and a Publick House.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-7-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Is that your Handkerchief?</p>
<p>Alexander. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Well, Jones, what more?</p>
<p>Jones. I bought another Linnen Handkerchief, all dirty; one I gave Eighteen-pence for, and the other Three-pence.</p>
<p>Court . Now is your Time to make your Defence.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I know nothing of the Buttons.</p>
<p>Court . The Buttons are not brought home to you.</p>
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<p>Wynne . No further than taking my Oath concerning the Chains.</p>
<p>Q. Who took the Chains?</p>
<p>Wynne . The Lad took them; they were stole out of Mr. Charles's Premisses.</p>
<p>Q. What Chains were they?</p>
<p>Wynne . His Cart Chains.</p>
<p>Q. When were they lost?</p>
<p>Wynne . Last Tuesday se'nnight, from
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<p>Q. Nothing but the Chains were taken away, were they?</p>
<p>Wynne . No, I don't know of any thing but the Chains.</p>
<p>Q. What Reason have you to think the Boy took them?</p>
<p>Wynne . He confess'd it before Sir
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<p>Q. Where did he say he dispos'd of them?</p>
<p>Wynne . At one
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<p>Q. Was there any Thing taken down in Writing?</p>
<p>Wynne . Yes, Sir.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have Father that lives in Oxford Road.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020011"/>Marsh . Nothing more than that this Lad brought these Chains to me to sell; I told him they were of no Manner of Value to me but for old Iron.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say?</p>
<p>Marsh. He said, will you buy these Chains; I was indifferent about it; they were worth no more to me than old Iron. He stood for a Penny a Pound; I said they were worth that and more to those that want them.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a Blacksmith ?</p>
<p>Marsh. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. When was it that you bought them, and how many Chains are there?</p>
<p>Marsh . Four Chains.</p>
<p>Q. Pray , where do you live, Friend?</p>
<p>Marsh . In Oxford Road.</p>
<p>Q. Pray, Did you know that Boy?</p>
<p>Marsh . No, Sir; I have seen him before; I believe he don't live far from me.</p>
<p>Q. Upon what Occasion have you seen him before?</p>
<p>Marsh. I had bought Part of a Grate of him which I was assur'd was his Father's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine him about these Things too?</p>
<p>Marsh. I did ask him a Question or two, but not very strict.</p>
<p>Court. I believe not. A mighty little Boy to deal in old Iron! 'Tis pretty odd for you to give three Farthings a Pound for these Chains for old Iron; in my Opinion you are more guilty than the Boy. The Jury desires to know what you would have a Pound for a Chain.</p>
<p>Marsh. I don't make any such.</p>
<p>Court . 'Tis such as you that incourage such little Thefts, in the Receiving of Stolen Goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-9-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What is it you know of this Matter?</p>
<p>Jenkins . I saw him taking the Glass out of the Shop.</p>
<p>Q. How was it framed?</p>
<p>Jenkins . In a Walnut-Tree Frame.</p>
<p>Q. What Size might it be of?</p>
<p>Jenkins. I can't tell the Size.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take it away?</p>
<p>Jenkins. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in the Shop?</p>
<p>Jenkins . I was in the Back Warehouse; we had there three Glasses standing; I turn'd myself about and saw a Man taking the Glass out of the Window.</p>
<p>Q. Did you follow him?</p>
<p>Jenkins. Yes, my Lord; but he dropt the Glass down.</p>
<p>Court . I suppose it broke.</p>
<p>Jenkins. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. It was not worth the taking up, only the Frame; I suppose it broke.</p>
<p>Jenkins. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any other Witnesses? Is not Thomas Turner here?</p>
<p>Jenkins. No, my Lord; he was not at home when it was done.</p>
<p>Q. How near was it to your Master's Shop that you took him?</p>
<p>Jenkins . About 200 Yards.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please to ask the Prosecutor whether I was not much in Liquor.</p>
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<p>Camden . I was the Person that was robb'd the 28th Day of May last.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>Camden . A Pair of Silver Shoe-Buckles, a Quilted Petticoat, two Holland Aprons, 3 lb. of Candles and a Pair of Cloth Breeches with upwards of 20 s. in my Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose them?</p>
<p>Camden . It was about a Quarter of an Hour after I was in my first Sleep that the Prisoner came into my Room; they made off with nothing but my Buckles; all was dropp'd upon the Stairs out of my Room.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Camden. My Spouse saw the Prisoner by her Bed-Side.</p>
<p>Q. When was he taken ?</p>
<p>Camden. He was taken that Night in another Robbery that he committed. I did not see him 'till I saw him at Sir
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<interp inst="t17460702-10-person171" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 28th of May as my Husband and I were in Bed, this Boy (the Prisoner ) brought a lighted Candle into the room; we lost the Key on the outside of the Door and he came into the Room: I was frighted at the Light and thought the room was on Fire: I did not see him, for he was upon his Knees on the Right Hand Side of the Bed: He saw I was startled and flew away; directly I asked who was there, and the Dog follow'd him and made him leave the Things.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before Sir
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<p>Q. Did he mention that he had taken your Husband's Buckles?</p>
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<p>Jarvice . I am Watchman at the End of Flower-de-luce-Court in Fleet-Street. A Quarter of an Hour after Eleven, this Davis and a little Boy along with him, one Saunders, wanted a little Pit of Candle, I told them if they wanted Candle there was a Tallow-Chandler's hard by; some Time after this, I saw this Boy, the Prisoner, run as hard as he could; he was hardly gone but Mr. Camden came down and said he was robb'd, and ask'd me whether I saw any Body; but he was gone off; and I am sure that is the Boy that ran away.</p>
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<p>Cropton. These Buckles were brought to my Master's to pawn for a young Man; my Master ask'd if they were the young Man's own, he said they were. I was present when
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<p>Gwyn. She was one of the Prisoners that robb'd me. She robb'd me of a Brass Box, two Guineas in Gold and a Shilling in Silver, some Lace and a Certificate.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you say the Prisoner was one of the Persons that stole them?</p>
<p>Gwyn . She was one of the Woman that took the Brass Box out of my Bosom with the Money in it.</p>
<p>Q. How came she there?</p>
<p>Gwyn. I can't 'tell any further but that she robb'd me of my Money.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a Housekeeper or a Lodger?</p>
<p>Gwyn. I came but two Months ago from be land, and lodge in my Brother-in-Law's House.</p>
<p>Q. When was it?</p>
<p>Gwyn. It was either the 26th or 27th of May .</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Day or Night?</p>
<p>Gwyn. It was between One and Two o'Clock in the Afternoon; there was none there but these two Women.</p>
<p>Q. When they came in what did they do?</p>
<p>Gwyn .
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<p>Q. When did you miss the Box?</p>
<p>Gwyn . I miss'd the Box before they sent me for the Pint of Anniseed .</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord there was three Pints of Anniseed and a Pint of Gin. She went out for a Pint of Gin; then she sent for two Pints more and one was spilt by the Way. The Creature got herself in Liquor and then would have swore my Life away.</p>
<p>[The Evidence of
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<interp inst="t17460702-12-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Pawnbroker. This is the Spoon that was brought to me in order to be pawn'd; I observ'd there was something eras'd out of it, therefore I stopp'd it.
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<p>Tyler. The 17th of June .</p>
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<p>Box. On the 14th of June I had been hard at Work in the Morning, and in the Afternoon went to drink a Pot of Beer or two: When I went home I call'd my Wife three or four Times; but she being big with Child, and heavy to sleep, did not hear me, so I sat down on my own Bench at the Door and fell asleep; I can't say how long I slept, but during that Time I lost my Hat, Handkerchief, and the Shoe and Buckle from my Right Foot; but on her endeavouring to take the Buckle from my Left Foot I awak'd and caught her on the other Side of the Way, with my Shoe and Buckle in her Hand. I call'd the Watch directly, who came and carry'd her to the Watch-House, where we had not been above half an Hour before a Watchman that went out to seek for my Hat brought it in and put it upon the Shelf; about Two or Three o'Clock in the Morning they lock'd her up in the Watch-House, from whence she escap'd and took my Hat with her, and I saw no more of that or my Handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say when you laid hold of her?</p>
<p>Box. She said, I would have you take care what you do.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the Prisoner before?</p>
<p>Box. I may have seen her, but never had any Conver sation with her.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I am not guilty.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Persons to call to your Character?</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-13-person202" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner many Years, and know her to be a hard-working Body ; she was coming home from work, and was going to Market to buy something for her Money.</p>
<p>Q. What is her Business ?</p>
<p>Harebottom . She spins when she is at home in the Winter , and in the Summer she goes to Haymaking and works in Gardens.</p>
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<p>Crumpton . I have known her for above seven Years.</p>
<p>Q. What Character does she bear?</p>
<p>Crumpton . I never heard any Harm of her in the whole Course of my Life; but believe her to be a poor hard-working Woman.</p>
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<p>Q. How has she behav'd?</p>
<p>Robinson. I praise God she never behav'd amiss.</p>
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<p>Candy. I met the young Woman in the
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<p>Q. Which of them?</p>
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<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Candy. On the 11th of May, about Twelve o'Clock at Night: I ask'd her if she could tell me of any Lodging, and she carry'd me down to a back Place where she liv'd; I ask'd her if that was the Room, and perceiving the Bed was not down I told her of it; she said I must drink before I went to Bed: I ask'd her if she sold any thing, and told her at the same Time I did not care for drinking: She said they sold Punch, and I bid her bring me two or three Pennyworth of it; so she call'd the old Woman to bring the Punch. I said I was afraid I had got into a bad House and desir'd to know what I had to pay. The old Woman told me Half a Crown; but thinking that too much, I said I would not pay it, and they swore I should not go out of the House 'till I had done so, threatning to strip me: The Women laid hold of me, (at which Time I had Half a Guinea and two new Shillings in my Pocket) and a Fellow pretended to call the Watch; but I got out and Yet a Mark upon the Door at the Corner of the House, I cut a Notch in the Timber and three Crosses on the Door.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who took the Money out of your Pocket?</p>
<p>Candy. The young Woman had hold of me, but the old Woman took the Money out of my Pocket.</p>
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<p>Cummings . My Lord I know nothing of the Man; I have been seven Weeks in Gaol; he has sworn falsly against me.</p>
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<p>Council. May it please your Lordship, and you Gentlemen of the Jury, I am Council against the unfortunate Prisoner at the Bar; the Indictment is grounded on an Act of Parliament wherein there are several Clauses; for Instance, if any Person shall unlawfully cut down or destroy Trees, set fire to any Barn, House, &c. or shall willfully shoot at any Person, in any dwelling House or other Place, he shall be guilty of Felony: The clause we go upon is for willfully shooting at a Person. It may be necessary to shew for what Reason the Prisoner went to the House of Mr. Lewis, the Prosecutor, who is a
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<persName id="t17460702-15-person221"> Thomas Lewis
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<p>Lewis. The 9th of October, in 1743, the Prisoner came into our Yard, and said these are brave Felleys, I have a great Quantity of them. Mr. Nicholls was very handsomly dress'd, had a Silver Pair of Spurs, &c. Says Mills, Master Lewis, do you know Mr. Higgs, I was recommended by him to you? They also wanted Lodgings, and I should have been glad to have lain out of my own Bed for them (with a View of buying a good Bargain;) but my wife was not willing; so I got them a Lodging elsewhere. Please you, my Lord, Mills and Nichollas had some Money of me; after this I went down to see if the Barges were come up; and when I came to speak to Mr. Higgs, I ask'd him how he could defraud me in the Manner he had done, and began to tell him the Story? He swore about Mills, and said, what has he been dealing in London again? When we went down to Bassildon he went with us to this Mill's House, which is near a Common; when I got to the Door Mills saw me, and said d - n you I'll shoot you, and levell'd a Piece at me.</p>
<p>Q. What Distance was you from him when he said he would shoot you?</p>
<p>Lewis. It might be about twenty Yards.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say after that?</p>
<p>Lewis. He call'd for the Blunderbuss, and said he would blow my Brains out.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think it was loaded with any thing?</p>
<p>Lewis. I can't say whether it was loaded with Ball or Shot, it whistled by me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you apply to any Justice of Peace against this Man?</p>
<p>Lewis. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What Justice did you apply to?</p>
<p>Lewis. I can't tell the Justice's Name.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he live?</p>
<p>Lewis. At Straitly . I shew'd him the forged Note.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take your Information? Did you complain of his Shooting? Did you desire the Justice to grant you a Warrant against the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Lewis . The Justice did not care to do any Thing with him, he is such a bad Man.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020015"/>Q. Did you make Complaints to the Justice of this Matter, and desire a Warrant?</p>
<p>Lewis . I shew'd him how he trick'd me. He he said they were very vile Fellows, and that they were not safe in lying in their Beds.</p>
<p>Q. Did you request a Warrant from the Justice, and desire him to take your Information?</p>
<p>Lewis . I went to the Justice at Straitly for Advice.</p>
<p>Court. That was for the Cheat, and not for shooting at you; did you tell him in what Manner you had been shot at?</p>
<p>Lewis. Yes , my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to exhibit this Indictment against him now ?</p>
<p>Lewis. My Lord, for shooting at me, when I went down to endeavour to get my Money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever endeavour to find him out?</p>
<p>Lewis. Yes. But I never could find him before.</p>
<p>Q. Did you endeavour to take him up for the Cheat , or shooting?</p>
<p>Lewis. For the Shooting, please you my Lord. And when we came away he said, Ah
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<p>Briggs. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What Time in the Evening was it that you went to the Defendant's House?</p>
<p>Briggs. We were at Bassildon about Four o'Clock in the Afternoon; we sent for
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<p>Q. When you went there, tell us what you saw Mills do to Mr. Lewis?</p>
<p>Briggs. When we went to his House he stripp'd himself into his Shirt, and took a Piece, a Gun, or Musket, and he swore by G - d, Mr. Lewis, if you don't go away I'll shoot you; he levell'd at Mr. Lewis ; as soon as I saw it I run behind the Barn, or Straw-Cock, or something.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say?</p>
<p>Briggs. He swore he would shoot, and fir'd off the Piece immediately.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to Mr. Lewis?</p>
<p>Briggs. As near as I am now. As soon as I saw the Piece I ran behind the Hovel, or stable. On Monday Morning when we came to set out, they said we were in Danger in going Home; and we got a Per or two to go with us for fear of meeting with him upon the Road.</p>
<p>Q. What Time do you take it to be that you was at Mill's House?</p>
<p>Briggs. It was about Seven o'Clock. As fine a Moon-shine Evening as ever I saw.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-15-person226" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoner.) Will you ask this Witness any Questions?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Lewis stood with a Penknife drawn, and swore he would stabb me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-15-person227" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460702-15-person227" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Lewis) Had you at that Time a Penknife in your Hand; did you threaten to do any Thing?</p>
<p>Lewis . No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. If you could have got your Money would you have prosecuted the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Lewis. Yes, my Lord.</p>
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<persName id="t17460702-15-person229"> George Rishton
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<interp inst="t17460702-15-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) Pray how long is it since you had any Dealings with the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Rishton. Nichols and Mills came to me three Years ago.</p>
<p>Q. Have you endeavour'd to find him?</p>
<p>Rishton. I went down to Reading-Jail and found Nicholls.</p>
<p>Q. Did you send to enquire after Mills?</p>
<p>Rishton. Yes, I sent one out of Berkshire to enquire after him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-15-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who is now a Prisoner in Newgate, was call'd upon as a Witness for his Acquaintance, Mills.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-15-person231" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Nicholls) What have you to say in the Behalf of
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<p>Nicholls. I know Mr. Lewis very well. I was not in the House when Lewis came there.</p>
<p>Q. Then you know nothing of the shooting off the Gun .</p>
<p>Nicholls. Nothing, but what I heard Mr. Mills's Man say; one
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<p>Corbut. I know she robb'd me of 21 s. in Money .</p>
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<p>Corbut. The 25th of March.</p>
<p>Q. Was she a Servant in your House?</p>
<p>Corbut. No, it was in her own House. She and I came up from a Ship together; and she persuaded me to lie with her that Night.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she took the One and twenty shillings away?</p>
<p>Corbut. Because I had this Money in a green Purse in my Pocket, that laid by the Bedside.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss it?</p>
<p>Corbut. In the Morning, when I got up, I miss'd my Money out of my Pocket, my Necklace, and a Pair of Silver Buttons.</p>
<p>Q. What was your Necklace made of?</p>
<p>Corbut. Gold Beads , two Rows.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they at the Time you lay with her?</p>
<p>Q. In my Pocket, along with the Buckles and Buttons.</p>
<p>Corbut. Did your Pocket lay at the Bedside as you left it? Did any body else lay in the Room?</p>
<p>Corbut . She laid with me, and no body else laid in the House.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that? you was not awake in the Night.</p>
<p>Corbut. She lock'd up the House and the Room too.</p>
<p>Q. Was she up before you?</p>
<p>Corbut. Yes. I had 39 s. when I went to bed, and she left me but 18 s.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how long she had been gone out of the Room before you?</p>
<p>Corbut . No; I did not hear her rife.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been acquainted with her long?</p>
<p>Corbut. No; I never knew her before I came up with her from the Ship.</p>
<p>Q. Where did that Ship lie?</p>
<p>Corbut. Between the Hope and the Nore .</p>
<p>Q. Well, did you tax her about this?</p>
<p>Corbut. Yes, I did; but she denied it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please your Lordship, she was up two Hours before me, She gave me these Buckles to go to sell; there was a little Girl in the House at the same Time. She also sent me with the Gold Necklace to pawn for 18 s.</p>
<p>Corbut. I gave her neither of them.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen this Gold Necklace, or Silver Buckles, since you lost them?</p>
<p>Corbut. Here's a Gentleman has the Necklace in Custody.</p>
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<p>Nicholls. Please you, my Lord, I saw the Buckles in
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<p>Q. What Buckles?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Shoebuckles .</p>
<p>Q. How do you know they were
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<p>Nicholls. She told me that
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<p>Q. Where was it that you saw these Buckles?</p>
<p>Nicholls. At
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<p>Q. Do you know how long it was that
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<p>Nicholls. I believe she had lain there two Nights.</p>
<p>Q. How long after was it that Hewitt shew'd you these Buckles?</p>
<p>Nicholls. She hir'd me as a Servant in the Morning.</p>
<p>Q. What Day in the Week?</p>
<p>Nicholls. I believe it was on Thursday, but I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. Was
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<p>Nicholls. Sir, I saw her in bed.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing farther?</p>
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<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>Nicholls. It was the Morning after.</p>
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<p>Nicholls. No, my Lord, she was not gone, that was the Day her Mother fetch'd her away.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing farther?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, the Girl was in the House at the same Time, and saw
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<p>Nicholls. No, my Lord, she went away at Night.</p>
<p>Court. You say
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<p>Q. Did you see
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<p>Nicholls . Yes, I saw her drinking Tea with
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<p>Q. Well, was you present in the Room assisting in Tea-drinking Time? Was there any Conversation between them ? How long might they be together when you was by ?</p>
<p>Nicholls . I was by about an Hour, in the Company of them both.</p>
<p>Court. And nothing past in relation to the Necklace, Money, or Buckles. You say you was there about an Hour.</p>
<p>Q. Well, where did they dine ?</p>
<p>Nicholls. There was a Gentlewoman over the Way, they dined there.</p>
<p>Q. Who is that Gentlewoman?</p>
<p>Nicholls . The Gentlewoman's Name is Armstrong .</p>
<p>Q. Well, did they come to the House after Dinner ?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Yes, Sir, they came to the House.</p>
<p>Q. Was you at home then?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Yes; then Anne Corbet had lain down upon the Bed, and
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<p>Q. You said before
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<p>Nicholls. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What Time did
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<p>Nicholls. She came down while my Mistress,
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<p>Q. Were they together?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long?</p>
<p>Nicholls. About Half an Hour.</p>
<p>Q. During that Time was you present?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear of
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<p>Nicholls. No.</p>
<p>Q. What Time might it be when you went out?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Sir, I believe it might be about Five or Six o'Clock.</p>
<p>Court. Then you left them together about Five or Six o'Clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-16-person271" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) Was this Loss you mention of 21 s. the first or second Night?</p>
<p>Corbut . It was the first Night; but I did not speak of it 'till the second , 'till my Mother was sent for ; then she own'd them, and said she would bring the Things to my Mother on Easter-Monday.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Mother's Name.</p>
<p>Corbut. Elizabeth.</p>
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<p>Pinor. The Prisoner's Mother brought this Necklace to pawn along with this Girl.</p>
<p>Q. What did she pawn it for?</p>
<p>Pinor. Eighteen Shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you whose Necklace it was?</p>
<p>Pinor. That it came from her Daughter's.</p>
<p>Court. She did not tell you in particular.</p>
<p>Pinor. No; but only she sent this Girl with her, that she should not cheat her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-16-person274" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Nettle . I had a Search Warrant, and I went to Mr. Pinor's, and desir'd, if he had any Gold Necklace he should produce it; which he did, and declar'd that the Prisoner's Mother pawn'd it there.</p>
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<p>Service. No, but when I was sent for by my Daughter's Acquaintance.</p>
<p>Q. I ask you, Whether you came to
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<p>Service. I never was, but when I was sent for by my Child: It was a young Man that lives at a Baker's Shop that came for me.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you to come to her?</p>
<p>Service. To
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<p>Q. What Day of the Week was it?</p>
<p>Service. To the best of my Memory it was the 27th Day of March.</p>
<p>Q. Well, what Time did you come there?</p>
<p>Service. About Ten or Eleven o'Clock in the Morning.</p>
<p>Q. Was your Daughter come from
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<p>Service. No, she did not dare to come before, because she was a very passionate Woman.</p>
<p>Q. When you came, what past between you and
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<p>Service. Please you, my Lord, she promis'd to bring me this Necklace and the Buckles again on Monday.</p>
<p>Q. At that Time did she tell you how she had dispos'd of these Things?</p>
<p>Service. She d - d her Eyes, and said, if I made any Disturbance or Confesion there, she would
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<p>Q. Did she say your Daughter had a Mind to live there?</p>
<p>Service. No; for my Daughter was frighten'd out of her Wits.</p>
<p>Q. Was your Daughter present when she made Use of that Expression?</p>
<p>Service I believe she was not in the same Room.</p>
<p>Q. Did your Daughter say any thing that she had or had not a Mind to live with
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<p>Service. Instead of that she shew'd a great Unwillingness, and slung her Arms about my Neck, and cry'd as one out of her Wits.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. She knows very well that her Daughter pawn'd the Necklace to buy a printed Linnen Gown of me, and a white Petticoat.</p>
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<p>Corbut. I paid her 9 s. in Money, as my Gown was so dirty that I was asham'd to go home with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-16-person287" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, she spent the 21 s. that she said I robb'd her of.</p>
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<p>Nicholls. Yes, Sir, when the Gentlewoman came for her.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the Morning of the second Day?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Sir, it was about Ten or Eleven o'Clock the second Day.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when the Prisoner at the Bar and she was together? Tell what past between them.</p>
<p>Nicholls. I can't say; I went up and down Stairs to do what there was to do.</p>
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<p>Corbut. My Lord, I was afraid of my Mother being angry with me.</p>
<p>Court. But you need not to have been afraid of others; you might have went to another Lodging, and not lain at the Place where you was robb'd.</p>
<p>Q. Where is this Place?</p>
<p>Corbut. 'Tis near the Bell and Duck in Wapping.</p>
<p>Q. Where does your Mother live?</p>
<p>Corbut. In Brook-Street, near Ratcliff-Cross .</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, she bought the Gown and Petticoat of me: She says she gave me 9 s. for it, but she gave me a Guinea for the Gown and Petticoat.</p>
<p>Corbut. I gave her 9 s. for the Gown, and Half a Crown for the Petticoat.</p>
<p>Q. When you went away from the House, how much Money had you in your Pocket?</p>
<p>Corbut. I had 10 s. Now I recollect, I had about 8 s. and some Halfpence. I had 2 s. from my Mother.</p>
<p>Court. So then you had 8 s. and some Halfpence, with the 2 s. your Mother lent you.</p>
<p>Q. What was the Occasion of your borrowing 2 s. of your Mother?</p>
<p>Corbut. She brought me in 7 s. in debt.
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<p>Backhouse. She stole the Plates.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she stole them?</p>
<p>Backhouse. Because she pawn'd them.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you say she pawn'd them?</p>
<p>Backhouse. The Pawnbroker will justify it.</p>
<p>Q. What is the Pawnbroker's Name.</p>
<p>Backhouse. His Name is Young.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner at the Bar live with you ?</p>
<p>Backhouse . She was a Charewoman.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Mistress gave me Victuals home with them.</p>
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<p>Backhouse. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. How did you give her Victuals?</p>
<p>Backhouse. In a Dish, or her Apron.</p>
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<p>Young. Mr. Bulter brought me these three Plates upon the 25th of March.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the Prisoner before?</p>
<p>Young. Yes, Sir, I know her as well as I know myself.</p>
<p>Q. What did she pawn them for?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020019"/>Young. For a Shilling.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask whose Plates they were?</p>
<p>Young. No, my Lord, I knew her to be an honest Woman; I never heard a bad Character of her in my Life.</p>
<p>Q. What have you done with the Plates?</p>
<p>Young. When I heard Mrs. Backhouse was pursuing of her for a Silver Spoon, I look'd upon the Plates , and they have Mrs. Backhouse's Name, in Furnival's Inn, upon them.</p>
<p>Q. If that was wrote upon the Plates, you should have looked upon them.</p>
<p>Young . Yes, my Lord, I should.</p>
<p>Court. I think 'tis a very odd Thing you should take such Things without looking upon the Name. Would you give Money upon them without opening ?</p>
<p>Young . Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Court . Suppose they had been Pantiles, or any Thing ?</p>
<p>Q Did she leave the Cloth too.</p>
<p>Young. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never open them?</p>
<p>Young. I never open'd them.</p>
<p>Court. 'Tis a very uncautious Way of acting; this is to encourage such Things.</p>
<p>Q. When did you carry them home?</p>
<p>Young. I believe it was the 19th of June, the Constable has them.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. No, please you, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Mitchel . I am Butler of the Society at the Inn.</p>
<p>Q. Are these the Plates that belong to them?</p>
<p>Mitchel . I know they are. Mrs. Backhouse gives Security for the Plates that are in her Custody.</p>
<p>Court. Then she is liable to make them good.</p>
<p>Mitchel. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Have you nothing to say of the Fact?</p>
<p>Mitchel. No; I found them at Mr. Young's on Sassion-hill .</p>
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<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say in your Defence?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, one Day my Mistress gave me two Plates with Victuals, and one Plate at another Time, and my Husband sell down with a Dozen of Candles, and he receiv'd a Hurt, and I pawn'd them out of real Necessity .</p>
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<p>Backhouse. Between two and three Years; I have lost several odd Things, but could not tell who to charge with them; a Pewter Dish, &c.</p>
<p>Q. How did she behave during your Service?</p>
<p>Backhouse. I did not know but she was very honest, but I lost several Things.</p>
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<p>Shirley . She was the Person that took the Goose and the Duck.</p>
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<p>Shirley . I took them upon her.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>Shirley. That very Day, the 12th of June.</p>
<p>Q. How long after the Fact was committed?</p>
<p>Shirley. I caught them upon her, and she threw them into a Neighbour's House.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss them immediately? Where was she when you saw her with them.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it?</p>
<p>Shirley. Four o'Clock in the Afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Did you stop her, and take them from her?</p>
<p>Shirley. I took them from her; She threw them into a Neighbour's House.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she threw them into a Neighbour's House?</p>
<p>Shirley. I saw her.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure they belong to your Husband?</p>
<p>Shirley. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Husband's Name?</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Shirley. In Angel-Court, Westminster.</p>
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<p>Haines. I have no more than that I saw her throw the Goose and Duck into the Shop.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Witnesses to your Character, or to give any Account of you?</p>
<p>Prisoner . No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Dowland. I lodg'd in the Prisoner's House, up one Pair of Stairs, and I heard her beat the Child several Times, but never saw her beat her but once. I heard the Child cry, and heard the Blows, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lodge?</p>
<p>Dowland. I lodge in the fore Room, up one Pair of Stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you hear her beat the Child?</p>
<p>Dowland. In her back Stairs below.</p>
<p>Court . You say you heard the Child cry several Times, and heard the Blows, but you once saw her beat her.</p>
<p>Dowland . Yes, she gave her three or four Slaps with a Piece of Cord.</p>
<p>Q. When was the first Time, and when was the last Time you heard her beat the Child so, that it cry'd?</p>
<p>Dowland. I heard the Child cry on Friday last.</p>
<p>Q. When was the Time you saw her give the Child three or four Slaps with a Piece of Cord?</p>
<p>Dowland. As near as I can guess, about a Month ago.</p>
<p>Q. What was the Child's Name?</p>
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<p>Q. Is she dead since?</p>
<p>Dowland. Yes, she died on Sunday Morning.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any Reason to think she died of her Bruises?</p>
<p>Dowland. Yes, there is a great deal of Reason for it.</p>
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<p>Tyler. My Lord, I keep a Stall; I lock'd it safe on Saturday Night, and on Monday Morning the 23d of June, I was call'd up between Two and Three o'Clock by the Watchman. The Prisoner at the Bar was taken with the Shoes upon him; one Pair was my own Wearing Shoes , and another Pair was my Customers. There were found in his Apron, my own Shoes, one odd Shoe , and a Pair of Shoes that belong to
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<p>Shelmondine. My Lord, I was coming by that Way, and saw the Prisoner by Mr. Tyler's Stall.</p>
<p>Q. What are you, a Watchman?</p>
<p>Shelmondine. No, my Lord, I am a Butcher.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Tyler's Stall?</p>
<p>Shelmondine. Yes, my Lord, he made Shoes for me. This Man (the Prisoner) was going from the Place, and the Door was left open; and away he goes, and I follow'd him; he walk'd pretty brisk ; there was a little Alley, and he goes across to the Market, and I lost Sight of him; but I came in Sight of him again: So I was going along by the Dead-Wall by Lincoln's-Inn; he thought he was pursued; he said, Good Morning to you; and that he had found some Shoes upon a Bulk : When he was ask'd what he had in his Lap, he let down his Apron and there were five Shoes.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I had been drinking at a Publick House in the Strand with a Couple of Soldiers of my Acquaintance; when I left them, I was coming by the Stall, and saw one Shoe before me; I gave it a Kick , and threw it upon the Bulk; throwing of it up there, it founded against some others, and there were two Pair more.</p>
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<p>263, 264.
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<interp inst="t17460702-21-person343" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17460702-21-person343" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) Are you a married Woman?</p>
<p>Henderson. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Husband's Name?</p>
<p>Henderson .
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<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Henderson. I let the Lodgings to
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<p>Q. What have you further to say?</p>
<p>Henderson. I miss'd the Things, a Brass Candlestick and a Pair of Sheets. I did not miss them 'till Whitsun Monday in the Morning, tho' I let the Lodgings three Months ago. Mrs. Cunningham said she could not afford to pay for the Lodgings, and she desir'd to take in a young Woman with her. They were pawn'd in Tash-Court; they both own'd they were pawn'd there in both their Names.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say about your Pewter Plate?</p>
<p>Henderson. I know nothing but of the Sheet and Candlestick.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-21-person347" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17460702-21-person347" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) What have you to say to the two Women, the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Nothing, my Lord, but that both of them pawn'd the Sheets that were claim'd by Henderson.</p>
<p>Q. When did they pawn them?</p>
<p>Nicholls. The 16th of May.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you lend upon them?</p>
<p>Nicholls. Three Shillings. They said they were to have them the next Day.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Nicholls had them before, and we fetch'd them again very honestly.</p>
<p>Q. The Sheets were not yours, how came you to take them?</p>
<p>Prisoner. With no Design of Wrong.</p>
<p>[It appearing to be mere Necessity, and that the Prisoners bore a good Character, they were both
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<p>266, 267.
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<p>Biles. Three Men met me between Nine and Ten o'Clock at Night, the 26th of April last.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts?</p>
<p>Biles. In a Field between
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<p>Q. What past between these three Persons and you?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020023"/>Biles. They demanded my Money, and I told them I had none; they clapt three Pistols to my Head, and said, if I spoke another Word they would blow my Brains out.</p>
<p>Q. What did they do?</p>
<p>Biles. Then they took my Silver Buckles out of my Shoes.</p>
<p>Q. Did they throw you down?</p>
<p>Biles. They never struck me, I stood all the Time; they took out one of my Knee-Buckles, and the other they made me take out myself.</p>
<p>Q. What were these Buckles made of?</p>
<p>Biles. Silver.</p>
<p>Q. Did they take any thing else?</p>
<p>Biles. Yes, a Silver Lac'd Hat, and a Pair of Leather Breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Was these Breeches on?</p>
<p>Biles. They were on my Body, and they made me take them off and give to them.</p>
<p>Q. What else?</p>
<p>Biles. Four Cambrick Stocks, a Silver Clasp, a Pair of white Cotton Stocking, two Linnen Handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. When they had taken all these Things from you, what did they do?</p>
<p>Biles. They bid me go about my Business.</p>
<p>Court. Is that all? You say there were three Persons that did this Injury to you; do you know any Thing of them?</p>
<p>Biles. No, I can't say I know them, it was a dark Night.</p>
<p>Court. So, this is all you can say in relation to this Fact?</p>
<p>Biles. Yes, this is all; who committed it I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had any of your Things?</p>
<p>Biles. No, none of the Things.</p>
<p>Q. When these People robb'd you, what Way did they go?</p>
<p>Biles. I went home to my Master's towards London; I left them in the Place, I did not look back .</p>
<p>Q. Could you judge of the Stature of these People ?</p>
<p>Biles. It was such a dark and foggy Night, that I can't say any thing of the Persons.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person357" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460702-22-person357" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoners.) Would you ask any Questions of this
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I would desire to know what Time it was.</p>
<p>Court. He says between Nine and Ten o'Clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner. At that present Time I was in the Tower, my Lord.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person359" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460702-22-person359" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Biles) Can you remember what Clothes they had on ?</p>
<p>Biles. I can't remember the Clothes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Was it so dark that you could not discern.</p>
<p>Biles. I think they were darkish Clothes, not red, my Lord, to the best of my thinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person361" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Do you know any thing where with the Prisoners are now charg'd, of the Robbery of
<persName id="t17460702-22-person362"> John Biles
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person362" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? Do you know any Circumstance you ought to disclose to the Court on this Occasion?</p>
<p>West. I know nothing, but only that
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person363" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> cam e to deliver himself up to me to be an Evidence against these People.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>West. I am High Constable of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields.</p>
<p>Court. He came to deliver himself to you; on what Day or Hour was it?</p>
<p>West. It was on a Monday, I believe the 25th of May .</p>
<p>Q. Had you any Warrant at that Time?</p>
<p>West. My Lord, he had been down to Justice Fraser's first.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give an Account of these Persons to you?</p>
<p>West. He did particularly before the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did not the Justice reduce that to Writing?</p>
<p>West . Yes, my Lord .</p>
<p>Court. Then you know nothing in relation to these Prisoners but what Bray told you?</p>
<p>West. Nothing at all, my Lord; last Bray inform'd us of two or three Pistols in a Lane that goes up to Primrose-Hill , that were put under a Hedge, loaded.</p>
<p>[They were produced in Court, there were three in all, but Saunders, an Attorney in the Fleet, has got one of them.]</p>
<p>Q. What are these Pistols?</p>
<p>West . They are Soldiers Muskets; they have filed the Name out.</p>
<p>Court. You can't tell whose Company they belong to, or what Regiment?</p>
<p>West . No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find them above Ground?</p>
<p>West. They were in a Haversack in a Handkerchief under the Hedge, in a Bush, a Piece of green Grass over them: That Gentleman, Mr. Terry, discharg'd one of them in the Field.</p>
<p>Court. Then this is all that you know?</p>
<p>Court (to Biles ) Look at them, were those the Kind of Instruments that were offer'd at your Head?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020024"/>Biles. There were three of them; but I can't say these were them ; they seem to be like them; I thought them uncommon Pistols.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person365" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17460702-22-person365" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What do you know in Relation to this Matter?</p>
<p>Terry. I don't know any other, but that this Bray made his Confession before Mr. Nightingale and Stanley.</p>
<p>Court. He made his Confession before the Justice of the Peace, Mr. Fraser, who took it down in Writing.</p>
<p>Terry. Yes, he did all in Writing.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come voluntarily to give that Account, or was he taken up by a Warrant?</p>
<p>Terry. No, he came voluntarily.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present at finding these Pistols, or shorten'd Guns, or whatsoever they are call'd?</p>
<p>Terry. Yes, my Lord; I let one of them off in the Field.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go into this Field?</p>
<p>Terry. My Lord,
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<p>Court. You say you went to look after them by the Direction of
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<p>Terry. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did he, before you went, describe to you the Instruments you should find there?</p>
<p>Terry. My Lord, we could not find them: I said, this Bray, I believe, has told us a Story; let us go to Bridewell and fetch him: We went and got him, and the Governor with him, and he shew'd us the Place where they were hid.</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person369" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17460702-22-person369" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) What do you know of this Matter?</p>
<p>Nightingale. My Lord, I was present when Bray surrender'd himself as an Evidence for the King.</p>
<p>Q. When did he surrender himself?</p>
<p>Nightingale. On Monday the 24th or 25th of May, between Eleven and Twelve.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present at the Time of the Search?</p>
<p>Nightingale. Yes, my Lord, I took them all up out of the Ditch.</p>
<p>Q. Did Bray shew you the Place?</p>
<p>Nightingale. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Had he first directed any body where to go in Search for them?</p>
<p>Nightingale. Yes, my Lord, Mr. West and I.</p>
<p>Q. And was it not in the same Field he directed you?</p>
<p>Nightingale. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. Then it was in the same Field that he directed you to, tho' you could not find them?</p>
<p>Nightingale. Yes, my Lord; please you, my Lord, he told me of the Haversack and Handkerchief, and every Thing; he told us they were Pieces made out of Muskets, before ever we saw them .</p>
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person370" type="given" value="Q."/>
<interp inst="t17460702-22-person370" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to the Prisoners.) Would either of you ask these Witnesses any thing; they have depos'd nothing of you personally, but only of these Pistols?</p>
<p>Prisoners. No, my Lord.</p>
<persName id="t17460702-22-person371"> Q.
<interp inst="t17460702-22-person371" type="given" value="Q."/>
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<persName id="t17460702-22-person372"> William Bray
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person372" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17460702-22-person372" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Do you know any thing with Relation to this Robbery, of
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<p>Bray. Yes, please you, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. When was it?</p>
<p>Bray. I can't be particular as to the Day of the Month.</p>
<p>Q. What Time of the Day or the Night was it?</p>
<p>Bray. It might be near Ten o'Clock; it was between Mother Red-Cap's and Tottenham-Court.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in the Road or in the Field?</p>
<p>Bray. It was in the Foot-Path in the Field.</p>
<p>Q. What was done to him?</p>
<p>Bray. Please you, my Lord, we took off of him a Silver Lac'd Hat, and a Pair of Leather Breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take them off?</p>
<p>Bray. To the best of my Knowledge
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<p>Q. What else?</p>
<p>Bray. A Pair of Silver Shoe-Buckles.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take them off himself, or did you take the Shoe-Buckles?</p>
<p>Bray. To the best of my Knowledge I stood with a Pistol presented to him, that Short and Thomas might take them.</p>
<p>Court. Short and Thomas; do you mean the Prisoners at the Bar?</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. So they took the Shoe-Buckles out of the Shoes; did they?</p>
<p>Bray. To the best of my Knowledge they did.</p>
<p>Q. In what Manner did you accost him first?</p>
<p>Bray. We three met with him between Mother Red-Cap's and Tottenham-Court, and demanded his Money; he told us he had none; we said, d - n him, we would see: We took from him his Silver Lac'd Hat and a Pair of Silver Shoe-Buckles.</p>
<p>Court. You have told of these Things. Do you remember how the Buckles were taken?</p>
<p>Bray. One he might give out himself, and the other was taken by one of them.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174607020025"/>Q. Did you take any Thing else?</p>
<p>Bray. Please you my Lord we took two Pocket Handkerchiefs and a Pair of white Ribb'd Stockings .</p>
<p>Q. What else?</p>
<p>Bray. There might be, to the best of my Knowledge , three or four Neck Stocks, and there was a Letter in his Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take that Letter?</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, please you my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Is that Letter any where?</p>
<p>Bray. The Letter was burnt. Please you my Lord, we also took a Cork-screw from him.</p>
<p>Q. But what did you do with him after you had taken these Things from him?</p>
<p>Bray. We desir'd him to go about his Business.</p>
<p>Q. When he was gone how did you dispose of yourselves?</p>
<p>Bray. We stood a little while to see whether or not he might watch us or follow us. Afterwards we went towards Mother Red-Cap's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go with your Pistols all three</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do then?</p>
<p>Bray. We come home to London.</p>
<p>Q. Did you bring your Pistols with you?</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Were they the Pistols produced in Court?</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. These shorten'd Guns are the Instruments you had at the Time you met
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<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did you at any Time afterwards go with them and hide these Pistols?</p>
<p>Bray. Not with either of them.</p>
<p>Q. Who hid these Pistols in the Field?</p>
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<p>Court. So then this is all you know in relation to these Prisoners at the Bar as to the Fact of
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<interp inst="t17460702-22-person377" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . What did you do with these Things after you had taken them from him?</p>
<p>Bray. Please you my Lord the Silver Laced Hat and the Breeches were sold to one Mr. - in the Old-Baily.</p>
<p>Q. Who sold them?</p>
<p>Bray. Please you my Lord, these two Men and me; in at the Sign of the George in the Old-Baily: Mr. - look'd on the Hat and Breeches there.</p>
<p>Q. How did you dispose of the Kneebuckles ?</p>
<p>Bray. To the best of my Knowledge they were sold at a Silversmith's .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where that Silversmith lives's</p>
<p>Bray. I think in King-Street, Westminster.</p>
<p>Court. All the Silver Buckles were sold to that Silversmith, were they?</p>
<p>Bray. No, my Lord; some to one Silversmith and some to another.</p>
<p>Q. What was sold there?</p>
<p>Bray. The Shoebuckles and Kneebuckles .</p>
<p>Q. Who carried these Things to the Silversmith in King-Street? Was you present ?</p>
<p>Bray . I was within 20 or 30 Yards.</p>
<p>Q. Who then carried them?</p>
<p>Bray. To the best of my Knowledge, George, the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Were you all three together?</p>
<p>Bray . We were not all together in the Shop.</p>
<p>Q. But did you all go with a Design to dispose of these Things?</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, my Lord; we were together in King-Street.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the Linnen? The Stocks and the Handkerchiefs .</p>
<p>Bray. My Lord I can't be so particular about them .</p>
<p>Q. When you sold these Things what Money had you for them?</p>
<p>Bray. To the best of my Knowledge we had about 12 s. for the Shoebuckles and Kneebucles.</p>
<p>Q. And what might you have from - ?</p>
<p>Bray. Nine or Ten Shillings, to the best of my Knowledge, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. How was that distributed?</p>
<p>Bray. Equally, betwixt us three, please you my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what you receiv'd for your Share ?</p>
<p>Bray. I can't be so particular; for the Breeches and Hat it might be about 3 s my Lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Please you my Lord I know nothing of the Affair. I don't know what to ask him .</p>
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<p>Biles. It might be the 25th of May; I can't exactly say.</p>
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<p>Bray. My Coat was turn'd, my Lord, to be best of my Knowledge.</p>
<p>Court. Your Coat was turn'd to the best of your Knowledge; People speak to the best of their Knowledge when 'tis doubtful ; you know the Thing perfectly;
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<p>Bray. Their two Coats were turn'd, to the best of my Knowledge.</p>
<p>Court. Then you don't know whether they were turn'd, or were not?</p>
<p>Bray. Please you my Lord their Coats were turn'd.</p>
<p>Q. Were these the very Cloaths you now wear; were they turn'd, and the Cloaths they have on?</p>
<p>Bray. Yes, please you my Lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I never was with him in any Field by Night or by Day; I am innocent of the Thing, I take God to be my Judge.</p>
<p>Court. You know the Time that Biles has sworn to, he says the 25th of April; now have you any Witnesses to prove that you were in any other Place, or was not there?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had a Witness to prove where I was at that Time.</p>
<p>Q. What is your Witness's Name?</p>
<p>Prisoner. John Brown, of Col.
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<p>Q. When did you see him last?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have not seen him since I came out of the Hospital.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you send to him?</p>
<p>Prisoner) A particular Friend,
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<p>Keeper. No, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Clark, The 8th of April, about a Quarter past Nine, as near as I can guess.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the Place ?</p>
<p>Clark. I was robb'd between
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<p>Q. How far from Buckingham-Gate might it be?</p>
<p>Clark. Not above 200 Yards from my own House.</p>
<p>Court. Then you live there.</p>
<p>Clark. Yes, five Years, my Lord, at the Sign of the Horse and Groom.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in the Field?</p>
<p>Clark . It was in the Foot-Path, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What Number of People came upon you?</p>
<p>Clark . Three, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What Stature were they?</p>
<p>Clark. They seem'd to me to be very lusty Men .</p>
<p>Q. What Cloaths had they on?</p