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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'S Commissions of the PEACE, and Oyer and Terminer, HELD FOR THE CITY of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX,
<p>AT JUSTICE-HALL in the Old-Baily, on FRIDAY January 16, SATURDAY 17, and MONDAY 19.</p>
<p>In the 20th Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY OF THE</p>
<p>Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER II.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed for J. HINTON, at the King's-Arms in St Paul's Church-Yard . 1746.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<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>Marlow. Please you, my Lord, I was in the House some Time .</p>
<p>Court. First tell the Time and Place.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17470116-1-off3 t17470116-1-crimeloc5"/>. On the 28th of October I was in the House; the deceased went down to draw me half a Pint of Twopenny; while he was gone for the Beer, his Wife went backward; whilst she was gone backward, he brought the half Pint of Twopenny; I was standing with my Back to the Fire; the deceased, he went backward also, and in about four or five Minutes Time, I heard the Cry of Murder; it was a Woman's Voice, and I thought it to be the Prisoner at the Bar: There was a Man that was in Company with me, that I believe to be fuddled , he started up immediately at the Cry of Murder !</p>
<p>Q. Is that Man here?</p>
<p>Marlow. No, my Lord; when the deceased had been gone backward about the Space of four or five Minutes, he came back in his Shirt; he came towards me, and went up three or four Stairs, and put his Hand upon the Banister, he turns his Face round to me, and says, my Wife has stabbed, killed, or murdered me, one of these three things he said, but which I can't positively say. He turned to me, and showed me his Back , the upper Part of his Back was all bloody.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Wound?</p>
<p>Marlow. No, my Lord, he being at some Distance from me, he turned his Back again, and went up Stairs. I was in a great Surprize; I drank the remaining Part of my half Pint of Twopenny, and came out of the House ; when I came away, coming out of Doors, not seeing the deceased's Wife, nor knowing which way she came by me, I thought she might be backward; but when I had gone about five or six Yards from the Door, I saw the deceased's Wife, the Prisoner, I heard her cry out, That she had murdered or stabbed her Husband.</p>
<p>Q. To what Purpose did she make that Exclamation?</p>
<p>Marlow. I suppose she went to call a Surgeon. I was reading the News-paper, and she might get by me. I did not think she was gone out of the House , I thought she had been with the Man that went up on the crying of Murder . When I came out, I saw several Women with her, up in Arms as it were.</p>
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<p>Marlow . Nothing more, my Lord, that is the Truth I can stand too.</p>
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<p>Gowry. Upon the 28th of October, between twelve and one o'Clock in the Afternoon, this Prisoner at the Bar called me, and told me she had stabbed and murdered her Husband, and desired I would come to his Assistance; when I came there, I found him standing upon the Floor.</p>
<p>Q. Was he above Stairs or below?</p>
<p>Gowry . I found him below Stairs, standing upon the Floor with a Knife in his Hand, and he told me that was the Knife that his Wife stabbed him with, he desired me that I would take care of it; immediately he went up Stairs, and desired me to come after him, which I did; when I came there, I examined the Wound slightly, and found it was very dangerous. I stopped the bleeding, in order to get a proper Surgeon to my Assistance .</p>
<p>Court. Describe the Wound.</p>
<p>Gowry. The Wound was under the Right-Shoulder, between the 5th and 6th Rib.</p>
<p>Q. How deep was the Wound?</p>
<p>Gowry. I could not justly tell then, but it appeared since about five Inches .</p>
<p>Q. What have you further to say?</p>
<p>Gowry. I have nothing further, but I went for a Surgeon to my Assistance, but when I came back, I did not do any thing.</p>
<p>- Harrison , Surgeon. My Lord, I was called to this Place by Mr Gowry, in Whitechapel; when I came, I found the Wound as it has been described. I suppose the Wound must have been made with a Sort of a Butcher's Knife, of a short, sharp, broad Point; I discovered at the first, that the Wound had penetrated the Thorax.</p>
<p>Q. When did the Man die?</p>
<p>Harrison . Two Days after.</p>
<p>Q. Do you suppose that the Wound was the Occasion of his Death?</p>
<p>Harrison. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>- Green. I was desired to inspect the Body of the deceased; upon viewing the Body, there was a Wound just under the Right-Shoulder, between the fifth and sixth Rib, entirely close to the Back-bone; upon opening the Body, the Cavity, that Part of the Thorax, was quite full of Blood, as if forced into it by a Syringe .</p>
<p>Court. I suppose you are of Opinion this Wound was the Occasion of his Death.</p>
<p>Green. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Court. Prisoner, now is your Time to enter upon your Defence.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Two Men came in, and they drank several Pints of Twopenny, and several Drams : At length one of them began to be pretty much in Liquor; upon which my Husband said, Is Dinner ready? I went to take it up; it was in the Wash-house, which went down three Steps, my Husband went to draw some Twopenny, and my Husband saw the other Man talk to me, and he said to him, What Business have you to talk to my Wife? and he struck the Man; I had a Knife and Fork in my Hand, and they in struggling threw me down, and fell upon me, and he said, O Lord, I am killed! With that I went out of Doors to get a Surgeon to dress him, and to see what ailed him.</p>
<p>Court. Repeat what you said of the Knife and Fork in your Hand?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was taking up a Piece of Beef and Cabbage for Dinner; while the Man was talking with me, my Husband came up out of the Cellar, and he asked the man, What Business he had to talk to his Wife? With that he struck the Man, and the Place being narrow, in the Struggle I fell, he fell down, and the Knife fell into his Back.</p>
<p>Q. Where is that Man that your Husband struggled with?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I do not know, Sir; I thought he would have been here, I did expect him; he said he would be here.</p>
<p>Q. to the first Witness.
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<p>Marlow. I do not know any Thing of the Matter.</p>
<p>Q. What Account did the deceased give?</p>
<p>Marlow. My Lord, I told you he turned about upon the Stairs, and said his Wife had killed him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not ask him?</p>
<p>Marlow . My Lord, I was frightened that such an Accident should happen while I was in the House, so I drank my Twopenny, and went out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any other Man there?</p>
<p>Marlow. The Man she speaks of went into the House along with me.</p>
<p>Court. There was a Person sitting you thought was in Liquor, did that Man go back before the Cry of Murder, or afterwards? Did any Person in the Room go back before the Cry of Murder?</p>
<p>Marlow. No, my Lord, not to my Knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Boswell . My Lord, I am Brother to the deceased, I was told the Tuesday Night before my Lord-Mayor's Day, that my Brother was murdered. I goes down
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<p>Court. I hope she did not laugh at that Time?</p>
<p>Boswell . I cannot tell. I did not look at her Face; with that the Prisoner at the Bar went down Stairs, and her Mother in-Law desired me to follow her, that she might not do any Damage to herself. I followed her, and found her by the Fire-side in the Fore room, and said, Nanny, What do you sit here for? I said, Nanny , How could you be so barbarous to butcher one that you liked so well? Why, says she, it was through a Woman that came into the House, that told me he had been along with some fresh Women that came into this Neighbourhood. I says to her, Who was that Woman that came and told you so? She said it was wooden-legged Peg ; I said wooden-legged Peg says the same of you, and cannot you forgive him, as well as he forgives you; with that she made no Reply, but went up Stairs where the deceased lay.</p>
<p>Q. Did you follow her?</p>
<p>Boswell. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What past then?</p>
<p>Boswell. Nothing farther. I went the Night following to see him, and the House was open, and the Prisoner at the Bar as usual serving of Customers; I went in and asked her how her Husband did, she gave me a Candle, and said I might go up and see; I asked him how he did, he said he hoped he was better; that is all that I know.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17470116-1-person38" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The deceased, my Lord, worked for me; I happened to be in the House, some Words arose at the Table, she said she should die for him, and she threw a Knife and Fork at him.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Latham . The Day of the Month I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the Day he was killed?</p>
<p>Latham . No, my Lord, it was a considerable Time ago.</p>
<p>Q. What do you imagine to be the Cause of it?</p>
<p>Latham . I imagine something of Jealously between them.</p>
<p>Q. What were the Words that passed between them?</p>
<p>Latham . She believed she should die for him; when she threw the Knife and Fork at him, he was obliged to screen himself.</p>
<p>Q. Was there some Heat and Anger when the Knife and Fork was thrown?</p>
<p>Latham. My Lord, I cannot tell the beginning of all of it; there was a Cooper came in, and they went to play a Game at Mississippi , and she got a little in Liquor, but her Husband pacified her. After she had thrown the Knife and Fork, he persuaded her to go to Bed; he went up with her to put her to Bed, at Night she came down in good Order, and very loving seemingly, as they ought to be.</p>
<p>Q. What Time was it that she went to Bed?</p>
<p>Latham. I believe about two o'Clock, or thereabouts .</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470116-1-person39" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . What have you to say in the Behalf of the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Hurst . I had been out about some Business: when I came Home, I heard a great Misfortune had happened between Mr Boswell and his Wife. I heard she had done Mischief to her Husband; when I came into the House, I saw the Prisoner at the Bar ; I shook my Head at her, and said nothing when I came in, but saw her crying and ringing her Hands about the Room. I could not speak to her at that Time, neither did I go up and see the Man at that Time, till Mr Green and Mr Gowry came. I then went up, and held the Bason while he was bleeding : when Mr Green came down, she asked after her Husband, then he asked for his Fee, upon that the Prisoner took a Guinea out of her Pocket, and gave it to him; and when I came down, the Prisoner was standing at the Foot of the Stairs, ringing her Hands, and asked me how her Husband did, I told her I had not spoke to him yet; I told her I would have her go up, she said she would not: I shook my Head at her, then I went up and asked him how he did; he said, as well as he could expect: I said, Mr Boswell 'tis a sad thing to see such Differences between your Wife and you, be reconciled to your Wife, and see her; says he, let her come up, I owe her no ill Will, 'tis as much my Fault as her's.</p>
<p>Q. When he said it was as much his Fault as his Wife's, did he give an Account of what happened ?</p>
<p>Hurst . No, my Lord, he desired I would go down and look to the House, while she came up, which she did, but what they said, I cannot tell. I came the next Morning, and asked her how her Husband did, she desired me to go up; she asked for a Nurse that might be a careful Woman of him, but the Person that was recommended, asked too much Money, he said they could not afford it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17470116-1-person40"> Mary Holywright
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<interp inst="t17470116-1-person40" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lived a Servant in the House; at the Time I lived with them, they lived in Love and Unity. I have been come away twelve Months last Michaelmas.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160005"/>Q. How long did you live there?</p>
<p>Holywright . Above a Quarter of a Year: there was Love and Harmony between them, it was nothing but Harry and Nanny, &c.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17470116-1-person41"> Elizabeth Lyons
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<interp inst="t17470116-1-person41" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The deceased and the Prisoner were Lodgers to me before they went to House-keeping; they lodged with me together four Months. I saw nothing but that they lived together in Love and Unity; she went out to Ironing, and him to work Journey-work, that was about three or four Years ago; that is all I have to say.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17470116-1-person42"> John Brawley
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<interp inst="t17470116-1-person42" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . All that I can say, she lived a Servant with my Father about eight Years ago, and behaved extremely well. I have served the Prisoner at the Bar with Drink since they have kept a publick House; I have been up and down at the House, and I have seen them sociable together, as other People are.</p>
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<p>69. +
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<p>The first Witness to prove this Fact upon the Prisoner, was Mr Wilson's Servant,
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<p>70. +Mary Allen, otherwise Smith, was a second Time indicted for
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<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470116-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Riston . I only remember seeing her in the Shop. On the
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17470116-2-off10 t17470116-2-cd12"/> last, she came to ask for some Handkerchiefs, I shewed her several Sorts of Silk and Linnen; she asked the Price, I told her the lowest Price. She said she sold a pretty many, but what she sold was in Gentlemens Families; she said her Sister kept a Shop the Bottom of St Martin's-Lane, she said if we used her well, she would be a very good Customer. She desired I would bring the Silk Handkerchiefs the next Day to her Sister's House, and if I could get her the same of them Silk Handkerchiefs, she would have a Piece. I said to the Boy, Has not this Woman stole something. I do not like her leaning over so. I asked for the Chints Lawn, so we missed it. The next Day I said I would take the two Handkerchiefs to the Place where she said her Sister lived; I went, and asked the Gentlewoman if her Sister was within, so she said she did not know what I meant; then I went back and told my Brother, that I thought it was a Bite.</p>
<p>Q. When was the first Time that you heard of this Chints?</p>
<p>Riston. The 27th of December last, Mr Wilson heard that we had lost a Chints Gown, and there was that and all Sorts of Linnen-drapery Goods at her Lodgings; there was the Piece of Chints Lawn, I know the Piece perfectly well, there is my own Hand-writing on it, I gave a Description, as marked with a red Pencil, before I saw it.</p>
<p>- Bilby . The Prisoner lodged in Park street with me, Mr Kenton and she was there together as Man and Wife.</p>
<p>Q. Were they Man and Wife?</p>
<p>Bilby . That I cannot tell, she went by the Name of his Wife.</p>
<p>Q. Who paid the Rent?</p>
<p>Bilby. Mr Kenton.</p>
<p>Q. Who claimed a Property in the Goods that were found in Mr Kenton's Room?</p>
<p>Bilby. After Kenton found his Wife was taken up, he then said he was not married to her, he acknowledged before the Justice she was not his Wife, and that he had no Right to the Things, that they were not his .</p>
<p>The Prisoner at the Bar claimed the Goods in the Room as her Property, before she was convicted: accordingly the Key was delivered to her as a Person that had the Property of those Goods, some of which Goods, besides the Chints, was claimed in Court by others. The Prisoner was found
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<p>[There were several other Indictments against the Prisoner, but the Court did not think fit to try her on any other.]</p> </div1>
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<p>71.
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<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470116-3-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Do you know the Prisoner ?</p>
<p>Davis. Yes, my Lord; as I was coming along the Street, this Woman asked me to give her a Dram; I said, you are rather too old; she said, she was as willing as any body.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Davis. It was the Day after Christmas-day .</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Davis. It was at the House of one
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160006"/> me to drink a Dram, I said you are not worth a Dram, you are so old. If I am never so old, I am as willing as those that are young, so we went up Stairs, and had a Pint of Hot; I was fatigued in walking; sitting down , I happened to fall asleep, the mean time she picked my Pocket, and went out and locked me in.</p>
<p>Court . You say you fell asleep?</p>
<p>Davis. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that she picked your Pocket then?</p>
<p>Davis . She owned it before the Justice, I think it was Justice Jones .</p>
<p>Q. What did she say?</p>
<p>Davis. She owned I gave her half a Crown, and half a Crown more she picked out of my Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose?</p>
<p>Davis. I lost one Guinea, and 3 l. 7 s. in Silver.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you carried her before the Justice of the Peace?</p>
<p>Davis. I took her the Day after she committed the Fact.</p>
<p>Court. Then she did not own she took all the Money that you lost?</p>
<p>Davis. No, my Lord, she owned she took Half a Crown?</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470116-3-person58" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Alexander. I know nothing of it, any farther than that I was with him when he took up the Woman, and had her before the Justice, and she owned that he gave her Half a Crown, and she took Half a Crown more from him, that's all I know of the Matter.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prisoner. Will you ask this Witness any Questions?</p>
<p>Prisoner. He was never there; there was none there but the Headborough.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Now is your Time to make your Defence.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please your Lordship , I was in my Lodgings, this Man comes in about eight o'Clock at Night; I was at Home by the Fire-side, he said can I have a Dram, I said we sell none, but if you will give me one, I will tell you where you may, so I did; we had a Quartern of Gin: he said I am very much in Liquor, I would freely give Half a Crown to lay down; I said I would speak to my Landlord, which I did, and the Maid brought a Candle for him; he goes up and sets himself down at the feet of the Bed, then he gave the Maid Six-pence to get a Pint of Hot, with that she locked him in, and shut me out, and he never walked, as they said, till three o'Clock in the Morning. I never was a Street-walker in my Life .</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470116-3-person59" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17470116-3-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Are you sure you had the Money in your Pocket, when you went into that Woman's Company?</p>
<p>Davis. I am sure of it, I was in no House, but walking the Streets before I came there.</p>
<p>Q. What Time did you awake?</p>
<p>Davis. She was not gone out of the Room a Quarter of an Hour before I awaked.</p>
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<p>72.
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<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470116-4-person67" type="given" value="Richard"/>
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<p>Cowse. I know it to belong to the Ballast-lighter that belongs to my Brother and
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<p>
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<p>Q. to Frayer. Did you leave the Anchor and Cable with the Lighter?</p>
<p>Frayer. Yes, they were both in the Lighter.</p>
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<p>Q. What is become of the Anchor?</p>
<p>Mackenzie . 'Tis in the Possession of the Owner, Cowse.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Mackenzie . He came by our Shop at eight o'Clock in the Morning; he says to me, is Mr Mc Anoy at Home; I said yes; I went up and told my Father there was an Anchor came in, and he came down and examined him how he came by it; he told my Father he and the Men that worked with him dragged it out of the Thames; my Father asked him who were the Men, he said Mr Scot was one; so he gave him 3 s. 6 d. for it; my Father said this was all he would give till he saw Mr Scott.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was this that he made this Confession ?</p>
<p>Clark. Before the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you miss?</p>
<p>Clark. The Evidence has sworn to a hundred Weight, my Servants found the Goods upon him.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Mellard. Yes, my Lord, on the 10th of December
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<p>Q. What was it he brought up his Boat for?</p>
<p>Mellard. For to take the Rope in, I saw him take in some.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he take it from?</p>
<p>Mellard. From the Shore the first Parcel; then I saw
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<p>Q. Was Anderson, the Prisoner, before the Justice?</p>
<p>Mellard. Yes, my Lord, but he made no Confession at all.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you bring Anderson in it?</p>
<p>Petty. Yes, my Lord, and we took the Rope out of his Boat.</p>
<p>Q. How much Rope might there be?</p>
<p>Petty. About a hundred and half. I heard Woodward make a Confession before the Justice, that he had robbed his Master once a Week for six Weeks.</p>
<p>Q. Did he acknowledge he had robbed him the 10th of December?</p>
<p>Petty . Yes, he said
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<p>Q. Did he say that in the Presence of
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<p>Petty . I cannot say whether
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<p>Anderson. No.</p>
<p>Woodward. What have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Woodward. My Lord, I cannot deny but it was a Parcel of old Stuff that they make brown Paper of, but I never wronged him of an Inch of Rope that was good. I should never have thought of such a Thing, if Anderson had not told me how he could dispose of it; he drawed me in, he made me drink several Times before he could bring me to it.</p>
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<p>Culburth Jackson. Woodward has always had a very good Character, I have known him for four Years.</p>
<p>To the Prisoner. Anderson, what have you to say for yourself?</p>
<p>Anderson . What he has said of my tempting him, there was no Need of it, he is Rogue enough of himself, without my tempting of him. Both
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<p>Walker. On the 30th of October I lost ten Guineas and a half in Gold, two Gold Rings, three Shillings, and two half Crowns.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what became of all these things?</p>
<p>Walker. I was in my Room a little before 12 o'Clock. I live at the Mermaid-Inn; I was in my Room with another young Man with me; I was about to send some Money and two Rings into the Country: as the other young Man and I was together, this
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<p>Q. What did he say for himself?</p>
<p>Walker. First he denied it, then he said, be as favourable to me as you can, for I am ruined. The Prisoner lived a Coachman with Mr Chitty about eight Months.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Dunn . Yes, my Lord, in October last, between 12 and 1 o'Clock in the Morning, the Man came to me, and asked me whether I could not take the Charge of a Man for a Suspicion of Robbery; so I went to the House, and up Stairs along with him, so we knocked at the Door; the Prisoner at last came out of Bed, and let us in; he said he would charge me with a Suspicion of Robbery, he was unwilling we should search his Breeches ; I had a Suspicion the Money was there. I found Half a Crown in his Pocket; I searched his Fob, and found 10 Guineas and an Half, and two Half Crowns, and 3 s. and two Gold Rings.</p>
<p>Q. Did Walker lay claim to them?</p>
<p>Dunn . Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say?</p>
<p>Dunn . He seemed to be vex'd that he had done it; but he said he took it for Fun, and designed to give it him again.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prisoner. What have you to say for yourself ?</p>
<p>Prisoner . My Lord, when I took it first, I only took it as a Joke, only to make him take more Care of it another Time .</p>
<p>Q. to Mr Chitty . Sir, Do you know the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Chitty . The Prisoner at the Bar,
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<p>Bowler Miller. The Prisoner, Belcher, lived with me, and a very sober honest Lad he was. The Prisoner used to come frequently to see his Brother; we had a pretty deal of Plate in our House, and I never missed any thing. I believe him to be a very honest Man.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever find the Cup again?</p>
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<p>Q. Was the Cup produced to you?</p>
<p>Harley . No, my Lord, I never saw it.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prisoner. Will you ask this Witness any Questions?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. He says you owned it before the Justice of Peace.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes, I did my Lord.</p>
<p>- Holland . This Man, the Prisoner, came into my Shop; I can't be positive to him; he told me he had a Silver Cup, I said, Is it your's? yes, he said he had it many Years, but that his Family wanted Bread, and he must sell it; it was an ordinary black Cup, he said that it was one that his Mother had given him by Will, and 12 s. was the full Value of it by Weight.</p>
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<p>78.
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<p>Q. What Time was this?</p>
<p>Roberts. Between 10 and 11 o'Clock in the Morning, he came right against Pellican Stairs , my Partner (as the Prisoner jumped out of the Boat into the Barge ) followed him, and took him and the Sugar, and brought him into our Boat.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any thing in his Hand when he jumped out?</p>
<p>Roberts. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any thing upon him when he brought him in?</p>
<p>Roberts. No, my Partner took the Sugar from him; the Sugar was about his Waist in a Stocking, and we brought him before Justice Jones, and he insisted upon it, that it was given to him.</p>
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<p>It appeared, the Prisoner,
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<p>87, 88.
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and Clark, one of the Prisoners at the Bar was at my House that Evening; they called for Drink; they drank one Pint after another, till they made it one o'Clock in the Morning before they left my House: about two o'Clock in the Morning I heard a Noise below Stairs, and I thought I heard something as if my Till had been broke open; I listened a little, and did not hear it again: I found the next Morning a Pain of Glass broke; they had got into my Parlour, and in my Till there were five Spoons, and one Pair of Silver Buckles ; the Till was broke open, and these Things were lost. Clark and Saunders being at my House that same Night, I enquired after Saunders, but could not find him: Some Time afterwards, I saw an Advertisment that the Silver Spoons and Salts were stopped at Mr Lloyd's in Smithfield; I went to Mr Lloyd's, and desired to see the Plate that was stopped, after a little Examination, he gave me a Sight of the Plate; Mr Lloyd did not know the Persons that left the Goods at his House, but he remembered Sparks , Saunders, and Howse so particularly, that he described them to me. Afterwards Mr Lloyd , at my Desire, went with me into the Country to do what we could in order to apprehend these People; while we were in the Country, Saunders was gone, and Sparks was stopped on the Highway upon Suspicion, and was carried before the Justice of Peace; Sparks was sent to New-Prison. The next Day Howse was taken up, and sent to New-Prison; after they were carried into Prison, they were willing to make Discoveries; I asked Sparks whether he knew of the Remainder of the Plate. Sparks said you must ask Howse; then Howse said, you must go and ask
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person166" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> she was taken up, she at first denied that she had any Knowledge of the Affair, but at last acknowledged she had pawned the Spoons; she told the three Places where she had pawned them; King was not immediately committed, she was discharged: However, King was taken up again, then she impeached the other Prisoner,
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<p>The Prisoner, Sparks, asked this Witness, Dugard. whether he knew him ever guilty of any thing while he lived by him, the Witness acknowledged he did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the Prisoner, on the 24th of November, brought my Master two Silver Spoons and a Salt to sell . Being a Butcher, my Master supposed some in the Market had known him, my Master went out with him to three several Houses, and none knew him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Sparks, the Prisoner, came to me to ask me if I would buy any Plate; I told him, yes. I asked him to shew it me, he pulled out first one Spoon, and then another. I asked him what he would have an Ounce, he asked me 5 s. which was about the Mark; then he pulled out a Salt, which gave me a Suspicion: Says I, young Man, as you are a Butcher, I suppose you are known here; we never buy any thing of Persons we do not know. I went with him to the Lock and Key; coming into a Room, Sparks says to a Person, You know me, don't you? I said to the Person, Sir, this is a serious Matter, you will be cautious, this is about some Plate being stopped; the Person then said, he did not know him. While they were talking, two other Men came up. I cannot say that Howse was one of them. At the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160011"/> Time the Man disowned him, immediately Sparks and the other two pushed off; I came Home and told my Wife, these young Fellows have stole the Plate, I said I would advertise it: Upon advertising it, Mr Dugard came to me; I told him he must give some Account of them; he told me, he lived in Mark-lane, and kept a House at Winchmore-hill . I told Mr Dugard , I believed I could describe them, if he had any loose Men his Way, which I did; he begged of me that I would assist him to go down in the Country, and he would send for two Horses; I told him I would. We went down on Saturday Night, on Sunday Morning we went in Pursuit after them; accordingly Sparks was first taken up. When I saw the young Man, I said to him, 'Tis a pretty while since you came to Smithfield, but you are the Man. We carried him before the Justice, but he still denied every thing. The next Day Howse was taken up, and he caused
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person172" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; when I came to her, she said, I thank God I know nothing of the Matter, I will wash my Hands of all such Fellows; I thought there was something the Matter; I said to her, you must go with us; she says, by G - d I will not go; I says, Madam, you must go; she then cried, and said, they gave them to her . She went along with us to three Pawnbrokers, one in Goswell-street, another in Barbican, and the other in Playhouse yard; she said that Sparks and Howse went with her to pawn them.</p>
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<persName id="t17470116-15-person173"> Thomas Goss
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; I committed Sparks; at his first Examination, he confessed nothing; but Howse confessed that he had pawned the Buckles in Enfield Highway for 4 s. to his Father; he sent for his Father to come and bring the Buckles; he did not come, but sent them; I shewed them to Howse, he said they were the Buckles he pawned, and he had them of Nick Saunders of Waltham ;
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was going by at the same Time, and he swore to the Buckles, that they were his Master's. Howse did his Endeavour to secure Saunders, but he forced away from him.</p>
<p>Q. Did Howse endeavour to apprehend Saunders before he was apprehended himself?</p>
<p>Mr Spurling . Yes, my Lord, there was no-body knew any thing about it.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoners. What have you to say for yourselves?</p>
<p>Sparks . This young Man and I was coming to London, and we happened to light with
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he pulled out two Spoons and a Salt, and says, Will you sell them for me? And I went and offered them, and the Gentleman stopped me. I could not tell what to do; I did not sell them for any Benefit at all; I thought that he had come very honestly by them.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say as to the three Spoons, and the other Salt?</p>
<p>Sparks. Sir, I did nothing with them, I was not concerned with them.</p>
<p>Court. When you was apprehended, you referred to Howse .</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner, Howse . What do you say for yourself?</p>
<p>Howse. I did not pawn the Spoons, nor nothing, only the Buckles.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner, Clark. What do you say?</p>
<p>Clark. My Lord, I was in Nick's Company that Night about 12 o'Clock, I know nothing of him afterwards.</p>
<p>Court to
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<p>King. My Husband belonged to the City Hounds, the Common-Hunt ; after his Death, I lived that Way, I saw nothing of these Men till last May. Thomas Sparks, &c. came to my House, they asked me to do them an Errand, four of us were going together, and they pulled out a Silver Spoon, and desired me to pawn it; when I came to the Pawnbroker's Gate, I asked them to go in, no they said, they would trust me; they told me to get 8 s. for it: I asked 8 s. and the Pawnbroker gave me 7 s. I brought the 7 s. out, and delivered it into their Hands; Sparks and Howse had the Money between them.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17470116-15-person178"> Mary Manley
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<p>Court to Sparks. Do you call any Witnesses?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Sparks and Howse for a Term of Years, and they always behaved in a very handsome Manner.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of Clark , or of the two Women?</p>
<p>Greygoose . Nothing at all.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17470116-15-person180"> John Gay
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know none but Sparks and Howse . I think I have seen the Woman at the Left-Hand. (meaning King) but I can't say. I have known the Lads for 15 or 16 Years, they are very honest People.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17470116-15-person181"> Joseph Smith
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the young Lads. Sparks and Howse, ever since they were 11 Years of Age, and never saw or heard any thing amiss of them before what they are accused of at this Time .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Clark, or either of the Women ?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160012"/>Smith . No, my Lord, I heard Mr Dugard say, he believed neither of the two Men were concerned in robbing his House.</p>
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<persName id="t17470116-15-person182"> John Jones
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<interp inst="t17470116-15-person182" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17470116-15-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As for Sparks , I have known for some Time; as for Howse , I know nothing to signify.</p>
<p>Q. What Character does Sparks bear in the Neighbourhood ?</p>
<p>Jones . He lived about two Years (in the House where Mr Dugard lives now) with his Uncle, a Butcher.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of Clark?</p>
<p>Jones. He worked about in the Neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Jones. I knew her when she lived by me at Winchmore hill , the Woman lived creditably as far as I know; as for Sparks, I believe he was not the Man that got into the House, that is my Opinion.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<p>Q. What Business do they follow?</p>
<p>Chambers. Sparks is a
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<p>Court. Sparks and Howse would have done well, could they have brought People to have given an Account that they were a Bed at this Time.</p>
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<p>Court to the Prisoners. When you were examined before the Justice of Peace in December, you knew the Charge against you, about two o'Clock in the Morning, &c. it would have been very material if you could have brought Persons of your Family to prove that you were every Night at Home, or that you always kept good Hours: It is not expected that Persons, that generally keep good Hours, are out at such a Time.
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<p>Q. What Time was it?</p>
<p>Upton. On the 16th of December, between eight and nine o'Clock, she forced her Discourse to me, and called to another Woman, and I kept on, and turned into
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<p>Q. What was her Discourse to you?</p>
<p>Upton. She intreated me to go in with her, which I denied; she called up another Woman to go with her.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Upton . I can't tell the Place's Name; I thought they had a Design to pick my Pocket, and I kept my Hand upon my Pocket, and the Prisoner took my Silver Clasp and Stock off my Neck.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was the Prisoner, when there were two Women there?</p>
<p>Upton . This Prisoner, my Lord, took it, and the other Woman received it of her; upon which I laid hold of the other Woman; she said I wanted her to d - n the King; and, my Lord, upon which there came up a Man, and asked me what Business I had with those Women; I said they had robbed me; with that the Man made off: the Prisoner pulled out a Knife, and said, Here's a Knife , Here's a Knife; I called out for Assistance, two Men came by, and I begged their Assistance, accordingly they assisted me; I got her out of that Place into Drury Lane ; she said if I would let her go, she would get the other half of the Clasp, and give it me: she made a great many Disputes about it; I called for a Constable, and took her before the Justice, and he sent her to Prison .</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Will you ask the Witness any Questions?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Sir, I am very innocent.</p>
<p>Q. to Upton. Did she say any thing to you about delivering any thing? Was you under any Fear?</p>
<p>Upton. I was afraid when they pulled out the Knife .</p>
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<p>Prisoner . I kept Covent-Garden Market, it was a blustering Night, I was going Home: Just at the End of Russel-Street, the Gentleman took hold of me, and said, Betty, where are you going? I said you don't know me; yes he said he did, and kissed me, and put his Hands in my Bosom several Times, &c. and I wanted to get away; when I would not let him do as he wanted , he said he had lost half a Clasp and Stock; he said if I would give him 3 s. he would let me go.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you stop him?</p>
<p>King. He was gone three or four Yards, I followed him, and took these two Books out of his Pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing to him, or he to you?</p>
<p>King. He fell on his Knees, and desired me to be favourable to him, but at Guild-hall he denied them.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. Will you ask him any Questions?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask what was the first Book he took out of my Pocket?</p>
<p>King. I took Swift's Tale of a Tub from him, and returned it to him again.</p>
<p>Court to the Prisoner. What have you to say in your Defence?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Them three Books were my own, I went into that Gentleman's Shop with an Intent to sell them, I knocked three or four Times, could find nobody, and came out again from the Shop; he came about three-score Yards after me, and took them from me, and swears these Books were his.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any body to prove how you came by them?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, my Lord, I have not.</p>
<p>The Prisoner was known in Court, and said to be an old Offender.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Hulet. In the Cloysters in St Bartholomew's Parish: while I was endeavouring to fit one of them, I observed a Motion in the other, which gave me a Suspicion she had stolen a Pair;
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<p>Hulet. Yes, she did; I got
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<p>Q. What were they made of?</p>
<p>Richards. Part of Tin, and Part of Glass.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found them?</p>
<p>Richards. No, my Lord, he owned he was concerned in taking away four Lamps, with three more Persons the latter End of last March.</p>
<p>Q. When did he own it to you?</p>
<p>Richards. Yesterday, or the other Day, I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to own it?</p>
<p>Richards. He was taken up upon a Suspicion of another Robbery, so he confessed it; he said he was concerned in taking away four Glass Lamps from the Sheep-pens in Smithfield, he owned it to one Mr Smith.</p>
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<p>Q. When was this done?</p>
<p>Miller. In March last.</p>
<p>Q. When was he taken?</p>
<p>Miller . The last Sessions.</p>
<p>Q. Have any of the Lamps been found?</p>
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<p>Q. What was done with the Money?</p>
<p>Miller. We spent it in Victuals and Drink the next Day.</p>
<p>The Prisoner denied the Fact, and
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<p>Miller . Yes, Sir, I have known them these 12 Months, they were concerned with me in taking Coals out of Mr Smith's Warehouse; the first Time was on the 4th of October, of a Saturday Night; that Day se'nnight.
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<p>Q. What did you do with these Coals?</p>
<p>Miller . We sold them to one Mrs Sleep in St John's Court .</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing more to the Fact the Beginning of October?</p>
<p>Miller . That we got Two and twenty Pence for.</p>
<p>Q. How much did your Sack hold?</p>
<p>Miller. Six Half Bushels.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing more?</p>
<p>Miller .
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<p>Q. Which of you invited Lawrence to be one of your Company?</p>
<p>Miller. It was John Shore</p>
<p>Q. What was the third Time?</p>
<p>Miller. The third Time
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<p>Ascroft . The 5th of December.
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<p>The Prisoner. Darby, is but thirteen Years of Age; by this wicked Practice, Mr Hunt declared he was like to be ruined, both as to his Character and Substance.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did he tell you she lived?</p>
<p>Neal . At the Bottom of Rosemary Lane, beyond the Watch-house; according to his Direction we found the Woman.</p>
<p>Q. When you found her, what did she say for herself?</p>
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<p>Q. Where does
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<p>Neal. In Rosemary-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Is the Prisoner a House-keeper?</p>
<p>Neal. No, Sir, she has a dreadful Character in the Neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Bagnel. I live in Rosemary-Lane ; I am a Salesman; this Woman, the Prisoner, brought to me Mr Neal's Watch, and asked me if I would buy a Watch; she brought it about nine o'Clock; 'tis a long while ago.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give her for it?</p>
<p>Bagnel. I gave her a Guinea , and asked her no Questions . I did not think she had stole it, it had only one Case to it; I have known her going up and down Street for two Years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know she had got Watches to sell ?</p>
<p>Bagnel. My Lord, I don't remember I did .</p>
<p>Q. Do you buy all Kind of Things?</p>
<p>Bagnel . I buy old Cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to deal in Watches?</p>
<p>Bagnel . I thought I might get a Shilling or two by it.</p>
<p>Court. Do you buy things you don't understand? I suppose you would buy Diamonds if you could have them cheap?</p>
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<p>Q. to Clement, the Prisoner. How came you to take this Watch? Did you know the Boy before?</p>
<p>Clement. No, my Lord, I never saw him before in my Life; I had a young Woman a Bed with me when the Boy brought it up to me.</p>
<p>Court. So much the worse; How came you to take it of a Stranger?</p>
<p>Q. Have you any Body to your Character, how you behave in your Neighbourhood?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes, if I had Time to send for them. They have kept me three Sessions.</p>
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<p>- Jennings. I thought I heard something of a Chinking, and hinted something to
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<p>Q. What is his Trade?</p>
<p>Foster. A Butcher, he has been a Master Butcher the best Part of his Time, and I have dealt with him the most Part of the Time; I believe him to be a very honest Man.</p>
<p>Q. Is Brown a House keeper?</p>
<p>Foster. Yes, he lives in a little House of his own in Petticoat Lane, he has a very good Character, he has kept his Family very well, and has a Wife and three Children now.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Sterling. I have known
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<p>Court to the Prisoner, Saverey. Have you any Witnesses?</p>
<p>Saverey. Yes, my Lord, I believe I have.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Simson. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where does your Husband live?</p>
<p>Simson. In Gravel lane, Hounsditch .</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known Saverey, the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Simson. About a dozen Years.</p>
<p>Q. Where does the Prisoner live?</p>
<p>Simson. In Fashion Street when I knew him first.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he been gone from that Neighbourhood?</p>
<p>Simson. I believe for two Years, I have seen him since.</p>
<p>Court. But you could not know much of him by seeing him sometimes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, she could not know me when I was in Flanders .</p>
<p>Simson. He is a Soldier.</p>
<p>Court. Is that the best Character you can give of him? Both
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<p>Q. What Time did he do it?</p>
<p>Heyman. Between twelve and one at Night.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be up at that Time?</p>
<p>Heyman. We marked the Money, and sat up on Purpose.</p>
<p>Q. How did he do it?</p>
<p>Heyman. He came with a Candle , and wrenched it up, and he put the Lock in again without hurting of it at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him of it then?</p>
<p>Heyman. He being a pretty resolute Man, we let him alone till the Morning, then we got a Warrant for him, and took him up, and he confessed it before the Justice, and afterwards.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you look into the Till, and see what was missing?</p>
<p>Cross. I sat up that Time along with my Neighbour, I saw him heave the Till up, and take something out, which I believe was Money.</p>
<p>Q. How did the Prisoner open the Till?</p>
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<p>Q. What did he say, did he own he had done it?</p>
<p>Cross. He said his Master might take all the Money, and he would go into the Country. When I first charged him with robbing his Master, he said he did not rob him, till I told him of the marked Money.</p>
<p>There were Mr Gardner, Hornby , Hart, and Baxter appeared on the Behalf of the Prisoner , and said they had known him for a Term of Years, and he bore 2 very good Character.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was the House?</p>
<p>Combes . In St Catharine's; he told me he was about to throw a Piece of Lead off to sell; as soon as he had got it, he threw a Piece of Lead down, and directly this Man came and laid hold of me. I know no more of it, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Who laid hold of you?</p>
<p>Combes.
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<p>Q. Have you any thing to say as to Ridgway?</p>
<p>Combes. No.</p>
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<p>Q. What was he taking up Lead from the Gutter? had he separated the Lead from the House any Part of it?</p>
<p>Brandish. No, my Lord, they had not cut any off, only rolled it up.</p>
<p>Q. Was any other Part taken up?</p>
<p>Brandish. There was another Piece thrown down that Night ; they had taken that Piece from the same Gutter , but jetting from the Windows.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find that?</p>
<p>Brandish. In the Bricklayer's Shed the young Lad speaks of.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that Lead was taken that Night?</p>
<p>Brandish. I do not know, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Hodges. I have nothing to say against the Prisoner at the Bar. I was at the taking of
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<p>Q. to
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<p>Roberson. He has lived with me five or six Years, I have trusted him, I believed him to be honest , I believe it to be the first Fact.</p>
<p>Easter Crank I believe the Prisoner at the Bar to be very honest and sober, I never knew him to be guilty of the least Misdemeanor whatsoever.</p>
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<p>Mary Johnson. I have known the Prisoner between five and six Years, his Character is that of a very sober, honest , just Lad, I never heard any thing to the contrary.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<p>
<persName id="t17470116-25-person316"> Ann Hutchins
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<p>
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<p>He likewise stood charged upon the Coroner's Inquisition with Man slaughter .</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Q. What was the Consequence of that?</p>
<p>Jennings . Her Death I believe, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. How long did she live afterwards?</p>
<p>Jennings. My Lord, I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Woman afterwards?</p>
<p>Jennings. Yes , my Lord, she was taken up and put under a Bulk, and never stirred after.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Curby. This Man (the Prisoner) was running after the Cart to stop the Horses; he was calling upon the Horses, who oho .</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him cry who-ho , before the Fore-Horse threw the Woman down?</p>
<p>Curby. Not before the Horse threw the Woman down.</p>
<p>Jeffery Dunn . My Lord, I was at Work at my Vice in the Shop, and I heard a great Noise in the Street, and a Man crying out, who oh-oh , upon which I supposed there might be some Accident, some Danger happened; and when I came to the Door, I saw the Woman under the Horses, and I saw the Wheel go over her.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Cart loaded or empty?</p>
<p>Dunn. I perceived some Baskets in it.</p>
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<p>Court to the Prisoner. What do you say for yourself?</p>
<p>Prisoner. As I was going down the Minories , I met a Dray or two, I was forced to leave the Horse's Head, or I should have been squeezed myself, that I let go my Hold to keep off the Dray; there was a young Horse before .</p>
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<p>1st Count. For forging the Warrant, to defraud the Governor and Company.</p>
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person350" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 4000 Interest, or Share in the New Joint Stock of South Sea Annuities, erected by Act of Parliament made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the converting a further Part of the Capital Stock of the South-Sea Company into Annuities, redeemable by Parliament, and for settling the remaining Part of the said Stock, in the said Company, which became due on the 25th Day of December last, and take a Discharge on the Back hereof. South-Sea House, the 21st of Ja nuary, 1744,
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person351" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 80. D. Hayne, examin'd E. Fowler , and on the Back of which said false, forged, altered, and counterfeited Warrant, or Order, is signed the Name
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person352" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , as a Discharge under the Hand of the said
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in the said false, forged, altered, and counterfeited Warrant, or Order, named of the said false, forged, altered, and counterfeited Warrant, or Order, he the said
<persName id="t17470116-27-person354"> Hugh Pelling
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person354" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> afterwards, to wit. upon the said 11th Day of February, in the 18th Year aforesaid, with Force and Arms at London aforesaid, that is to say, at the Parish of St Martin Outwich in the said Ward of Broad-street in London aforesaid, with Intention to defraud the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great-Britain trading to the South Seas and other Parts of America, and for encouraging the Fishery of another Sum of Seventy-two Pounds, the said false, forged, altered, and counterfeited Warrant, or Order, did feloniously utter and publish as a true Warrant, or Order, under the Hand of the said
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person357" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , at the Time he so as aforesaid uttered and published the said false, forged, altered, and counterfeited Warrant, or Order, well knowing the same to be false, forged, altered, and counterfeited) against the Peace of our said Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity, and also against the Form of the Statutes in such Case made and provided.</p>
<p>2d Count. For uttering and publishing the forged Warrant, to defraud the Governor and Company.</p>
<p>The 3d Count is for feloniously uttering and publishing the said forged Warrant, or Order, with Intention to defraud divers Persons unknown.</p>
<p>3d Count.</p>
<p>And the Jurors aforesaid, upon their Oath aforesaid, do further present, that the said
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person358" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , on the said 11th Day of February , in the said 18th Year of His said Majesty's Reign at London aforesaid, in the Parish and Ward aforesaid, having in his Custody a certain Paper, partly printed and partly written, and which was then in the Words, Figures, Cyphers, and Letters following, that is to say, C. No 1214. New South-Sea Annuities at 4 l. per Cent. 23d
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person360" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the Sum of Eight Pounds, for Half a Year's Annuity, at 4 per Cent. per Annum , on the Sum of
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person361" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 400 Interest or Share in the New Joint Stock of South-Sea An nuities, erected by Act of Parliament, made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intitled, An Act for the converting a further Part of the Capital Stock of the South-Sea Company into Annuities , redeemable by Parliament, and for setting the remaining Part of the said Stock in the said Company, which became due on the 25th Day of December last, and take a Discharge on the Back hereof South-Sea House, the 21st of January, 1744,
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person362" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 8. D. Hayne, examined E. Fowler, and on the Back of which said Paper, partly printed and partly written, the aforesaid
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person363" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> therein named , had endorsed and signed his Name as followeth, Wm Derisley; and which said Paper, partly printed and partly written, together with the said Indorsement thereon in the Form aforesaid, did then purport to be and was a Receipt, Acquittance, and Discharge, under the Hand of the said
<persName id="t17470116-27-person364"> William Derisley
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person364" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , for the said Sum of Eight Pounds in the said Paper, partly printed and partly written, mentioned; he the said
<persName id="t17470116-27-person365"> Hugh Pelling
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person365" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> afterwards, that is to say, on the said 11th Day of February, in the 18th Year aforesaid, with Force and Arms at the Parish and Ward aforesaid, in London aforesaid, the said Paper, partly printed and partly written, with the said Indorsement thereon, so purporting to be such Receipt, Acquittance, and Discharge as aforesaid , feloniously did alter , and cause to be altered, and the Letterly feloniously and falsly did make, forge, counterfeit, and add to the Word Eight before-written in the said Paper, partly printed and partly written, so purporting with the said Indorsement to be such Receipt, Acquittance, and Discharge as aforesaid, whereby the Words Eight Pounds before-written in the said Paper, partly printed and partly written, so purporting with the said Indorsement to be such Receipt, Acquittance, and Discharge as aforesaid, with the said Letter y so falsly made, forged, and added thereto, became Eighty Pounds; and also the Cypher o feloniously and falsly did make, forge, counterfeit, and add to the Figure and Cyphers 400 before also written in the said Paper , partly printed and partly written, so purporting with the Indorsement aforesaid to be such Receipt, Acquittance, and Discharge as aforesaid; whereby the said Figure and Cyphers 400, with the printed Letter L. next preceding them, did, together with the said Cypher, so falsly made, forged, and added there to as aforesaid, become, import, and signify Four Thousand Pounds; and also the Cypher o feloniously and falsly did make, forge, counterfeit, and add to the Figure 8 before-written also in the said Paper, partly printed and partly written, so purporting with the Indorsement aforesaid, to be such Receipt, Acquittance, and Discharge as aforesaid, whereby the said Figure 8, with the printed Letter L. also next preceding it, did, together with the said last mentioned Cypher, so falsly made, forged, and added thereto as aforesaid, become, import, and signify Eighty Pounds, with Intention to defraud the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great-Britain, trading to the South-Seas and other Parts of America , and for encouraging the Fishery, against the Peace of our said Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity, and also against the Form of the Statutes in such Case made and provided.</p>
<p>4th Count. For feloniously altering a Receipt, or Acquittance , to defraud the Governor and Company.</p>
<p>The feloniously uttering and publishing such Receipt or Acquittance , knowing that the same had been altered, forged , and counterfeited by Persons unknown, with Intent to defraud the Governor and Company . This Count is framed Mutatis mutandis in Manner of the 4th.</p>
<p>5th Count.</p>
<p>Like the 5th, only laid with Intent to defraud Persons unknown .</p>
<p>6th Count.</p>
<p>N. B. The Warrant having been passed and cancelled as a true one, it was thought advisable to consider it as a Receipt or Acquittance, which occasioned the three last Counts.</p>
<p>N. B. The Remainder of this Trial, together with the others of this Sessions , will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160021"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'S Commissions of the PEACE, and Oyer and Terminer, HELD FOR THE CITY of LONDON, AND County of MIDDLESEX,</p>
<p>AT JUSTICE-HALL in the Old-Baily, on FRIDAY January 16, SATURDAY 17, and MONDAY 19.</p>
<p>In the 20th Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY OF THE</p>
<p>Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER II. PART II.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed for J. HINTON , at the King's-Arms in St Paul's Church-Yard . 1746.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160022"/>The Continuation of the Trial of
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<p>UPON reading the Indictment, the Council for the Prisoner objected , that an Intention to defraud a Body Corporate, was not within the Meaning of the Act of Parliament of the Seventh of His Present Majesty, which declares it Felony, falsely to make, forge, or counterfeit, any Acquittance or Receipt, for Payment of Money; or knowingly to utter or publish the same, with Intention to defraud any Person whatsoever: That the South-Sea Company cannot fall under the general Description of the Word Person, mentioned in this Act. [Which Point was reserved to the Prisoner, in Case he had been found guilty. And then the Council for the King proceeded.] That the Prisoner was now called upon to answer for his Life for an Offence of a dangerous Tendency, an Offence that the Law has made capital, the forging of a Dividend-Warrant in order to defraud the South-Sea Company .</p>
<p>The Prisoner was one of the Clerks of the South-Sea House, in an Office called the Pay-Office, and they make their Payments in Consequence of Warrants brought to them for that Purpose; these Warrants are brought by the Proprietors, or Persons for them, into the Treasury, the Method of which is as follows: The Cashier in a Morning pays into the Hands of the Pay-Clerks a certain Sum of Money; if in the Evening they bring Warrants importing the Sum delivered to them, he ballances the Account that Day with proper Vouchers; if they do not bring Warrants to the Amount of the Sum received, they are to return so much of the Money as has not been applied in Payments.</p>
<p>The Fact for which the Prisoner is charged, is the altering of a Dividend-Warrant, by adding the Letter y to the Word Eight, to make it Eighty, and by the Addition of a Cypher to the Sum 8 l. to make it 80 l. and the Addition of a Cypher to 400 l. to make it 4000 l. which Alterations are an uniform Multiplication by 10.</p>
<p>The Fact laid in the Indictment is so long ago as February was a Twelve-month, and the Discovery was made no longer ago than October last. In the Month of February, 1744. Mr
<persName id="t17470116-27-person368"> William Derisley
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person368" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , whose Name is mentioned in the Warrant, being intitled to the Sum of 400 l. South-Sea Annuities, applied about the first of that Month, the Dividend-Warrants being then payable, in order to receive his Dividend, he went to the proper Office in order to make his Claim.</p>
<p>When the Accounts are stated, how much is due to every Proprietor; then Warrants are made out, and these Warrants are numbered, importing to be payable for Dividends upon New South-Sea Annuities , viz.</p>
<p>L.</p>
<p>Rowland Rogers, Esq; Pay the Sum of</p>
<p>on L .</p>
<p>New South-Sea Annuities , &c.</p>
<p>and there is a Blank left in the printed Paper, to be filled up with the Name and Figures; so that when any of the Properietors apply for a Warrant, in order to receive their Dividend, there is an Alphabet ready to have Recourse to Names, upon which Mr Derisley having applied, he thought it proper to go to the Pay Office; at the Time he received the Warrant, he signed his Name on the Back of it; upon the Receipt of the Money, as is usually done; the Money he applied for was 8 l. which he received, and left the Warrant in the Office, and heard no more of it, till he was applied to, to unravel this Affair; being called upon to give an Account of this Transaction; to the best of his Knowledge, he thinks it to be the First of February, which Warrant was not brought in to the Cashier's Office, till the 11th of February, then it was brought in, in the same Manner as the Clerks usually bring in their Warrants as Vouchers, which Warrants were bundled together, and the Number and Value wrote upon the Outside; and the Clerk generally writes his Name at Length, or the initial Letters of his Name upon it; and the Prisoner at the Bar, on the 11th of February aforesaid, thought sit, upon the Bundle he carried in, to write his Name at Length, importing it to contain One Hundred fifty five Warrants, the Cashier not checking it immediately, they put the Sum, that is the Amount of that Bundle, which was
<persName id="t17470116-27-person369"> L.
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person369" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 2806 12 s. 6 d. the whole Amount of the 155 Warrants.</p>
<p>Under these Circumstances, 'tis apprehended that there is all the Proof that can be of an Attempt to defraud the South-Sea Company , by which Warrant , if it had stood unimpeached, the Prisoner would have gained to himself Seventy-two Pounds.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person370" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Are you a Clerk belonging to the South-Sea Company?</p>
<p>Hayne. I am, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Was you so in February 1744?</p>
<p>Hayne. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. In what Office?</p>
<p>Hayne. In the Transfer Office.</p>
<p>Q. Are you the Person that makes out the Dividend-Warrants? What Warrant is that you have in your Hand ? What No Warrant?</p>
<p>Hayne . 1214.</p>
<p>Q. Was that Warrant made out by you?</p>
<p>Hayne . Wrote by me, and signed by me.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160023"/>Q. At the Time when that Note was wrote by you, and signed by you, what Sum was it?</p>
<p>Hayne. I have compared it with the Dividend-Book, it was 400 l. Stock, and 8 l. carried in the Margin, was for the Dividend thereof.</p>
<p>Q. From whence is this Dividend Warrant drawn?</p>
<p>Hayne . They are wrote from our Dividend-Book, and that is in the Dividend-Book.</p>
<p>Q. What is it there?</p>
<p>Hayne . The Dividend-Book expresses Eight Pounds on 400 l. Stock, the Warrant is for
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<p>Q. Was this Warrant made out from that Book? Is that Entry of your writing in that Book, or from the Book of another Year?</p>
<p>Hayne. It was from this Book, or a Copy from another.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon yourself to swear that Warrant was made from that Book?</p>
<p>Hayne. Yes.</p>
<p>Council for the Defendant. This Warrant before you, is it of your writing?</p>
<p>Hayne. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. Is it as you wrote it, or has there been an Alteration made in it?</p>
<p>Hayne. I am satisfied there is an Alteration .</p>
<p>Q. How was it when you wrote it?</p>
<p>Hayne . It was Eight for the Interest, and the Principal 400 l.</p>
<p>Court. Be so good as to read it as you wrote it.</p>
<p>Hayne. Rowland Rogers, Esq; Pay to Wm Derisley the Sum of Eight Pounds on 400 l. Stock. It is now Eighty by the Addition of the y.</p>
<p>Council. Are you sure that the y is not of your writing?</p>
<p>Hayne . It was not.</p>
<p>Q. Does it stand as you first wrote it, the Sum of 400 l.?</p>
<p>Hayne. No, it is now 4000.</p>
<p>Council. How was 400 expressed?</p>
<p>Hayne. First it was expressed in Figures, 400 l. there is the Mark of Pounds, an L.</p>
<p>Q. How is it now?</p>
<p>Hayne. It is the same with the Addition of an o; what was before 400, is now 4000.</p>
<p>Council. Give me Leave to ask you again, first, Is the Figures 400 your own Hand-writing?</p>
<p>Hayne. Yes, the 400; but with regard to the last Cypher, that makes it 4000, I take it not, because it does not stand in Course with the rest.</p>
<p>Council. Have you any other Reason, with regard to the Figures 4000 l or what Reason have you with regard to the Letter y added to the Eight, of being sure, or being of an Opinion, that the y and Cypher is not your Hand-writing?</p>
<p>Hayne. Sir, the y is quite different to what I write , and crowded more than I should have cared to have done in a Warrant.</p>
<p>Council. Now with Regard to the additional o, that follows in the Sum 400, What Reason have you besides what you gave? You said the last o was out of the Line; What Reason have you besides being out of the Line?</p>
<p>Hayne. The Manner of the o is different.</p>
<p>Council. Now I would add, whether you have taken any Notice of the Figures in the Margin?</p>
<p>Hayne. I can't be quite so positive as to the o in the Margin, as the o in the 400.</p>
<p>Council. Do you know whose Hand-writing was the Figure of 8?</p>
<p>Hayne. Mine, Sir.</p>
<p>Council So then you not only filled up the Warrant, but put in the Figures?</p>
<p>Hayne. Yes, Sir, we have examined this Warrant after it was wrote, three several Times; Mr Fowler and I both examined it and signed it.</p>
<p>Council. Are you positive you examined the Import of the Warrant before you signed it?</p>
<p>Hayne. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. What did you examine it by?</p>
<p>Hayne. I believe by this Book.</p>
<p>Council. What Reason have you to take it to be this Book?</p>
<p>Hayne. Because this is the Book by which we pay.</p>
<p>Q. In whose Custody is this Book?</p>
<p>Hayne. 'Tis in the Custody of him that belongs to the Book, and takes Care of the Key.</p>
<p>Council. Are you one of the Officers?</p>
<p>Hayne. No.</p>
<p>Council. Are you sure that Book has not been altered since?</p>
<p>Hayne. Sir, 'tis plain here's no Alteration in it.</p>
<p>Council. Why do you say that the Book to pay by is part of the Book to pay by?</p>
<p>Hayne. This Book takes in all in D.</p>
<p>Council. Do you generally examine by this Book that you call the Pay-Book?</p>
<p>Hayne. I rarely miss.</p>
<p>Council. Have you any other Reason?</p>
<p>Hayne. 'Tis my general Practice; and I look upon it to be safest for the Company.</p>
<p>Council. So then by the Form of the Letter y, and the Form of that last Cypher, you think 'tis not your Hand-writing?</p>
<p>Hayne. I am sure of it.</p>
<p>Council. What Reason have you to think that the o in the Margin is not your writing?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174701160024"/>Hayne . I compared those Sums together from this Book, and had it been 80, it would not have agreed with this book.</p>
<p>Q. What is the use of making Figures in the Margin?</p>
<p>Hayne. I look upon it to be more ready for the Payment of Interest.</p>
<p>Q. Do you ever make the Sum in the Margin different from the Body of the Warrant?</p>
<p>Hayne. We write in the Body of the Warrant the Words at Length, and the Margin in Figures.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever make out a Warrant of Eight Pounds for Mr Derisley ?</p>
<p>Hayne. Yes.</p>
<p>Council. Can you tell at what Time of the Year you make out these Warrants?</p>
<p>Hayne. We fill them up half yearly.</p>
<p>Council. Can you recollect between the Time of shutting and opening the Books, that that Warrant was not, or could not be, actually taken out?</p>
<p>Q. After you have wrote it, to whom do you deliver it?</p>
<p>Hayne. I generally examine the last Examination but very little before delivering our Warrants.</p>
<p>Q. Who is the other Officer to whom you deliver them?</p>
<p>Hayne. There is one Fenboulhet under me.</p>
<p>Council Can you recollect after you had compleated that Warrant to be delivered into the Hands of the Clerk, who that Clerk was to whom it was delivered?</p>
<p>Hayne. I can't say to whom it was delivered.</p>
<p>Council. Nor you don't know where it was during all that Time?</p>
<p>Hayne. It was in our Custody all that Time.</p>
<p>Council. Did any Body keep the Key of that Box where it was?</p>
<p>Hayne. Yes.</p>
<p>Council. Had any other Clerks recourse to that Box?</p>
<p>Hayne. There were two of them, but I can't tell which.</p>
<p>Council. So that after you had delivered it out you cannot tell? Had it any Date after you had delivered it out?</p>
<p>Hayne. No.</p>
<p>Council. Have you ever heard that such Things have been done, that Warrants have been altered?</p>
<p>Hayne . I might before have heard, but not with my Certainty.</p>
<p>Council. Did you know Mr Shuttleworth ? Did you never hear that he has done such a Thing?</p>
<p>Hayne. I heard such a Report, but I never heard all the Particulars.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17470116-27-person372" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Is that your own Hand-writing upon that Warrant?</p>
<p>Derisley. My own Hand-writing.</p>
<p>Q. Upon what Occasion did you write your Name upon the Back of that Warrant?</p>
<p>Derisley. In order to receive the Dividend; now 'tis a Warrant for 80 l. when I had it, it was for 8 l. only; I received the Sum of Eight Pounds of the Clerk, and I left the Warrant with the Person that paid me. I can't remember the Clerk that I received it of.</p>
<p>Council. You have been a Proprietor some Time; Do you always sign your Name in the Book?</p>
<p>Derisley. Yes.</p>
<p>Council. Did you at the Time you signed that Receipt, compare the Warrant with the Book?</p>
<p>Derisley. I read the Book I signed, and read the Warrant I signed, and the Warrant and the Book corresponded.</p>
<p>Q. How much Stock had you at that Time?</p>
<p>Derisley. Four hundred Pounds, which is the only Sum I ever had in that Company.</p>
<p>Court. You have been often there I suppose? Did you always receive of the same Person?</p>
<p>Derisley. We generally go to the Person that is most at Leisure; we don't enquire for any particular Person.</p>
<p>Council to
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<p>Woolley. I was Deputy-Cashier long before I was made Cashier.</p>
<p>Council. Now you are Cashier?</p>
<p>Woolley. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. Sir, Give my Lord and the Jury an Account whether you know the Prisoner at the Bar. Was he ever employed by the South-Sea Company as one of the Pay-Clerks?</p>
<p>Woolley. Yes, for twenty Years past.</p>
<p>Council. Now, Sir, with Regard to keeping your Accounts with these Pay-Clerks.</p>
<p>Woolley. Every Morning 'tis my Business to issue out Bank-Notes and Money to the Clerks, to enable them to answer the Demands that might be made in the Office, by the coming in of the Dividend Warrants. When the Business of the Day is over, then we call upon them for the Notes, they have left; then the y proceed to make up their Accounts; and the Method is, they sort the Warrants, when that is done, they list these Warrants in the Pay-Book, to see what the Total amounts to, then they bring them to me, then I give them Credit, and allow them in the Account, the Sums wrote upon the Back of their Bundle of Warrants, signed by the Pay-Clerk, or with the initial Letters of their Names; first they
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<p>Council. Is that the Method?</p>
<p>Woolley . Yes.</p>
<p>Council. That being the usual Way, Do you ever give Credit without Warrants being thus described?</p>
<p>Woolley . No, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. Now that Bundle you have in your Hand; there seems to be upon that Bundle the Endorsement of the Prisoner at the Bar.</p>
<p>Woolley. The whole of that Endorsement, the 11th of February, &c. except what is by the Examiner, is of Mr Pelling's Writing.</p>
<p>Council. Now inform my Lord and the Jury, whether you received this Bundle or that Bundle, with another Paper enclosed.</p>
<p>Woolley. My Lord, we have an Office belonging to the Treasury called the Examiners-Office; the Business of these Clerks is to check the Accounts that the Pay-Clerk makes of the Warrants; upon the 11th of February, 1744. I gave credit to the Prisoner at the Bar, to 155 Warrants of New Annuities 23, the Sum of
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<p>Council. After you gave this Credit, I suppose you had this Bundle in your Custody?</p>
<p>Woolley. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. But it laid in Order for the examining Clerk, to examine it for the Purposes you have mentioned?</p>
<p>Woolley. Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. In this Office of your's, Do you know whether it continued or not continued till the Examiner took it?</p>
<p>Woolley. I have no Reason to think it was not there, there are several hundred Warrants.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find any missing?</p>
<p>Woolley. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you make a Memorandum when the Clerk takes them away?</p>
<p>Woolley . No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Council. How many Pay-Clerks were they? What were their Names?</p>
<p>Woolley. Mr Gosling, Uther , Heister, and Mr Pelling. This Bundle was about ten Days before the Clerk had entered them.</p>
<p>Council Is it usual to lay so long?</p>
<p>Woolley. No, Sir, they should not.</p>
<p>Council. I am afraid it is but too common a thing for Clerks to exchange each others Places, and lend Warrants one to another.</p>
<p>Woolley. No, Sir.</p>
<p>Council. From the 11th of February, can you tell how long it might lie in your Office?</p>
<p>Woolley. I cannot tell .</p>
<p>Council. Then it might be near a Month; nor you cannot tell to what Examiner you delivered them to?</p>
<p>Woolley. After the Bundle has been past by the Examiners, they are kept in a Room under the Care of one Mr Gostling .</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon yourself to say, whether this Receipt was in the Bundle?</p>
<p>Woolley. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Council. I would ask you one Question, Who makes your fire for you?</p>
<p>Woolley. There is a Man on Purpose that comes every Morning in the Winter to make a Fire.</p>
<p>Council. So that, during all that Time he is in your Office, he goes backward and forward, and he may let in whom he please?</p>
<p>Woolley. He should not.</p>
<p>Council. I would ask, whether any body could not come backward and forward, whether you could have any Check upon him? What Time is he there?</p>
<p>Woolley. About eight o'Clock, and I am there about nine myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever miss any thing out of your Office?</p>
<p>Woolley. No, I never missed any thing.</p>
<p>Q. When was Mr Pelling first charged with this Fact?</p>
<p>Woolley. I think in October.</p>
<p>Council. Was he not examined by a Committee of Directors? Was he at Liberty all this Time?</p>
<p>Woolley. I cannot tell.</p