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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174802240001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX,
<p>On WEDNESDAY the 24th, THURSDAY the 25th, FRIDAY the 26th, and SATURDAY the 27th of February.</p>
<p>In the 21st Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Third SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Rt. Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER III.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1748.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>[Mr. Cox and Mrs. Cox swore to the plate.]</p>
<p>N. B. Those Trials with this mark + shew that the Prisoners were indicted for Capital Offences, and must have received Sentence of Death if the Jury had found them guilty of the whole Indictment.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you present when any of the plate was found?</p>
<p>Douglas. Yes; there were two spoons and a handkerchief found at Langley's .</p>
<p>Q. Was you at Johnson's?</p>
<p>Douglas. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was you at Stringer's?</p>
<p>Douglas. No.</p>
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<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say then?</p>
<p>West. She said she found them in the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Was you at any other place where any of the goods were found?</p>
<p>West. No.</p>
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<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say?</p>
<p>Frost. She said she found the spoons and the handkerchief in the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say any thing with respect to the rest of the plate?</p>
<p>Frost. She said another woman had pawned the plate for her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-1-person41" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Johnson; a woman that one Gordon keeps, who goes for his wife, came with this plate, and said she brought them from
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<p>Q. What is that woman's name?</p>
<p>Brown. She goes by three names, Douglas, Hughes, and Keys: I have taken things in several times which she brought that were honestly come by.</p>
<p>Cath. Keys . I pawned part of the plate to Mr. Johnson.</p>
<p>Q. Where had it you?</p>
<p>Keys. I had it from Mrs. Langley the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had been at the Marshalsea Court upon a trial, and had a Subpoena, and there were four women of us came home in a coach, and as I came out of the coach I took the handkerchief off the ground; when we came out the plate dropped out of the coach, and the woman that pawned it said, as it was lost I might very well take it up, and I could not come to any Damage: this is my declaration .</p>
<p>Q. Have you any witnesses to your character?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have twenty as substantial people as any in the city of London, I do not know whether they are here or not.</p>
<p>The Jury desired the Prisoner might be asked why she did not bring some of those people.</p>
<p>Prisoner . I did expect that some of them were in court.</p>
<p>Q. Who were those women that were with you?</p>
<p>Prisoner. One of them lives in the Vinegar-Yard .</p>
<p>Q. Did you subpoena them here?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, they know nothing of my trial.</p>
<p>Mrs. Cox. But you have not told my Lord what you are.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Rymer. By the information of the pawnbrokers these are my goods, there is my mark upon them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I am a pawnbroker. In December last the Prisoner had been at my shop several times, and my servant told me he did not like him, and believed he was not honest: he brought first one pair of leather breeches, one pair of plush breeches , and a short cloak; about a fortnight afterwards he came to my shop with another pair of leather breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take them in?</p>
<p>Jacobs. My man did, and after the Prisoner was gone he suspected him, and did not like him; the next time
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<p>Q. What goods had you of the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Jacobs. I had two pair of breeches and a short cloak .</p>
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<p>Jacobs. My Lord, a few words will do it; I did ask my acquaintance to tell Mr. Rymer I had a few words to speak to him, and I discovered to Mr. Rymer the transactions Mr. Moss had with us, and went to Mr. Rymer's house to apprehend the Prisoner, which we did; and after the Prisoner was convinced we had opened the affair to Mr. Rymer, he fell down on his knees, and with tears in his eyes said he had wronged the best of masters.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the same street with Mr. Jacobs; he came to me, and asked me what goods I had of Mr. Moss; I said I had a waistcoat of him about twelvemonths before, and two pair of breeches, which Mr. Rymer said were his; and the Prisoner owned the whole affair before the Justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-2-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner at the bar mentioned in the indictment, did on the 22d of January pledge a duffle coat with me, which was Mr. Rymer's; the Prisoner said it was his own property, and that he gave 32 s. for it; he wanted 16 s. upon it, and I would not lend him above 8 s.</p>
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<p>St. Andre. They belonged to several customers.</p>
<p>Q. Are you answerable for them?</p>
<p>St. Andre. Yes, I have made two or three already for my customers in the room of them.</p>
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<p>Q. When did he tell you so?</p>
<p>St. Andre. He told me so several times, and before my Lord Mayor.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say he sold them for?</p>
<p>St. Andre. He said he sold some for a shilling, some for 9 d. and some for 6 d. they were all sold for seven shillings.</p>
<p>Q. What were they worth?</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-3-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner confessed to me, on the twenty seventh of last month, that he had robbed his master of ten wigs, and had sold them to old clothes folks; first he said he sold them for two shillings, and then he said for seven shillings, and he took a pen and ink and wrote it down.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoners?</p>
<p>Burnell. Very well, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against them?</p>
<p>Burnell. I know no more than of the losing between five and six gallons of brandy, one gallon of usquebaugh, and half a pound of tobacco . They broke open my cellar on the twenty-seventh of December, the Sunday morning after Christmas day .</p>
<p>Q. Did they confess the breaking open the cellar?</p>
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<p>Q. Did the Prisoners confess this?</p>
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<p>Q. What time was this done?</p>
<p>Burnell . Between two and five in the morning.</p>
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<p>Burnell. Yes. There are two doors; one comes into the street and the other into the shop.</p>
<p>Q. What door was broke open?</p>
<p>Burnell. That which comes into the street. The cellar door is made of inch and half deal?</p>
<p>Q. In what condition did you find your cellar door?</p>
<p>Burnell. One of the boards was broke off it on top, and the top staple drawn.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that it was fastened?</p>
<p>Burnell. I know very well that it was fastened, because I fastened it myself.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first observe that it was broke open?</p>
<p>Burnell. On Sunday morning when I first got up.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before you suspected the Prisoners to be concerned in it?</p>
<p>Burnell. I could not suspect any body; but one of them being taken, he impeached the Prisoners.</p>
<p>Robert Wilson, the accomplice, sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Wilson. Yes; and I have this to say, Stevens got a knife from his father's. in order to break open the shop, and he attempted to break open the groove, and broke the knife in three pieces; when he found he could not do that, he took a board off the cellar door, went down into the cellar, and brought up two gallons of brandy, a gallon of usquebaugh, and sixteen papers of tobacco.</p>
<p>Q. Who broke open the cellar door?</p>
<p>Wilson. Stevens did.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you?</p>
<p>Wilson. I was at the corner of the street.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do there?</p>
<p>Wilson. Hill and Stevens bid me stand there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know what they were going to do?</p>
<p>Wilson. Not till I saw what they were doing of.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this done?</p>
<p>Wilson. We began to endeavour to get into the shop about two o'clock, and we got into the cellar about four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. When did you discover this?</p>
<p>Wilson. Last Saturday was sevennight; I was taken up, and then I discovered it.</p>
<p>Q. When were the Prisoners taken up?</p>
<p>Wilson. Last Saturday night was fortnight.</p>
<p>Q. When was you taken up?</p>
<p>Wilson. Last Saturday morning was fortnight.</p>
<p>Pris. Stevens. I know nothing of the robbery no more than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Hill. I was hired to carry it, and I carried it, not knowing that it was stolen. It is as false as God is true.</p>
<p>Thomas Ind. I am a chairman. When the witness was taken, he told me where to go to the gentleman who bought the brandy.</p>
<p>Paul Gossett. The Prisoner, Hill, came to my house one night when I was very busy, and desired me to take a little brandy of him; I told him I would not take any, and turned him out of doors; (I have known Hill a great while, for he was a customer to me, and paid me very well) he came within doors again, and importuned me to take it: I asked him the price, he said he would have 6s. 6d. a gallon; there was a gallon and half a pint, and I gave him 6s. 9d. for it: He drank a pint or two of beer and went out of my house, and I never saw him since that I know of. I always found Hill to be a very civil fellow, and always thought that he worked hard for his bread.</p>
<p>Pris. Hill. My Lord. I always worked hard for my bread, and never did any such thing in my life.</p>
<p>Richard Mascall. I am the constable who took the Prisoners. I took all three, two on the Saturday and one on the Sunday morning, and both Stevens and Wilson confessed the breaking open of Mr. Burnell's cellar, and taking out the brandy and usquebaugh.</p>
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<p>Q. Did Stevens confess any thing of that to you?</p>
<p>Smith. He did not confess any thing of this; the Prisoners have confessed other robberies to me.</p>
<p>Pris. Hill. Wilson brought the brandy to me; there was one gallon and a half pint, and he promised me two shillings for selling it. Both
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<p>Robert Partridge. Yesterday morning I lost one shilling and two sixpences, out of a drawer under my counter.</p>
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<p>Q. Where is this Money?</p>
<p>Partridge. It is in my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it to be your money?</p>
<p>Partridge. Because I put a particular mark upon it.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear them to be your money?</p>
<p>Partridge. Yes, I can swear to them, that these are my money.</p>
<p>Q. How are they marked?</p>
<p>Partridge. They are marked on the back part of the head.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find them?</p>
<p>Partridge. They were taken out of the Prisoner's pocket immediately, and he confessed it, and said it was the second time he ever was guilty of robbing us.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I believe my master knows that I was a very honest servant to him before this.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he been your servant?</p>
<p>Partridge. Near three years.</p>
<p>Q. Was he an honest servant?</p>
<p>Partridge. Yes, as far as I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-5-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Partridge (partner with Mr. Barnston) came to me, and said he thought he had a thief in the house, and wanted to consult with me about it. He said their journeyman had told them, he had missed money out of the drawer, and they pressed him to tell who he imagined to be the thief, and he said he believed it was their porter: They contrived to mark some money, and I marked four shillings and two sixpences, and gave them to their journeyman to put into the till.</p>
<p>Q. How were they marked?</p>
<p>Turvill. They were marked on the back of the head with a stroke, and a little one under that, with a mark under the chin; these three pieces I marked; the next morning I called, and the man was gone to the Compter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-5-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (journeyman to Mess. Partridge and Barnston .) I had missed money out of the till, and I was particularly sure that I had lost some. And in order to find the person out, I saw two shillings and four sixpences marked, and I put them into the drawer: When I first came down in the morning there was only one shilling missing, and I said to him tha t I would go and get a pennyworth of purl. I did this to try him, for my master desired I would give all the liberty I could, and then I missed two sixpences. When the Prisoner was taken he pulled the money out of his pocket; he said he had never wronged his master but once before, and that was of eighteen pence, and had never robbed him of five shillings in his life.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, I have a very good character.</p>
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<p>Bingham Davis. There were some persons came and informed me, that they believed my house was beset with thieves; I desired them to stay in the shop till I went to the watch-house. When I came to the watch-house the watch was not there; then I heard a noise, and found that the lead was taken off the premises.
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<p>Q. Was you there before the lead was thrown down?</p>
<p>Davis. No; but I was there before the lead was taken up.</p>
<p>Pris. Watts. Did you see me take any lead off the house?</p>
<p>Davis. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-6-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (servant to Mr. Davis .) On the twentieth of last month I was going home about ten o'clock at night, I saw the Prisoner, and another man not yet taken, hovering about the house; about half an hour afterwards some of them came and knocked at the door, and asked if there were any pork stakes, I said no.</p>
<p>Q. How many did you see?</p>
<p>Budge. Two. Leadley was taken behind a door belonging to Mr. Chisholm. I saw Watts on the top of the door, and pulled him down; I asked him what he did there, he said he did no harm there, and so I took him to the round-house .</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any lead come down with him?</p>
<p>Budge. No.</p>
<p>Watts. Ask him whether he was not concerned with us or not.</p>
<p>Leadley. Did you see me meddle with any thing or do any thing in the world?</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-6-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in company with the Prisoners that night, Watts and Leadley, otherwise Randall; they asked me to go with them a little farther, and I went to the corner of Little St. Martin's Lane, (I think it is a chandler's shop ) and Leadley helped Watts up upon the place on the top of the shop.</p>
<p>Q. What did Watts do?</p>
<p>Ball. He cut the lead from off the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you all the time?</p>
<p>Ball. At the end of the street.</p>
<p>Q. Was you so near as to see what they were doing?</p>
<p>Ball. Yes, I saw Watts cut the lead off, and hand it down to Leadley.</p>
<p>Q. Did Leadley lay hold of the lead?</p>
<p>Ball. He took some part of it from him: There was one
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<p>Leadley. Did you see me help Watts up?</p>
<p>Ball. Yes, I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-6-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was constable for the night, and Watts was brought a Prisoner to me. I know nothing more of the matter.</p>
<p>Ball. Watts came to my house to desire me to go to the club; it is a fudling sort of a club, and I did not care to go, but he persuaded me; and when we came from the club, we all agreed to go together to do this.</p>
<p>Leadley. Watts put his foot upon my shoulder, and so he got up.</p>
<p>Q. You knew what he was going about I suppose?</p>
<p>Leadley. I did not till he threw the lead down, and I said I would not have any thing to do with it.</p>
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<p>* She was tried in September Sessions, in Heathcote's Mayoralty, for stealing a dressing glass and a pair of silver buckles, and acquitted.</p>
<p>Vide pag. 31. Trial 77.</p>
<p>She was also tried in December Sessions, in Sir Robert Willimott's Mayoralty, for stealing a Moidore, and acquitted .</p>
<p>Vide pag. 24. Trial 38.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of her?</p>
<p>Jones. She picked my pocket of a watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, I had seen her several times.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this done?</p>
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<p>Q. Have you had your watch again?</p>
<p>Jones. The keeper of the Gatehouse has the watch.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to find out the Prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Jones. I took her in a moment's time. I sent down for a quartern of brandy, and she run down stairs with my watch.</p>
<p>Q. What shop is it?</p>
<p>Jones. It is a chandler's shop , and they sell liquors.</p>
<p>Q. How came you into her company?</p>
<p>Jones. I was going by, and she was standing at the door, and asked me to give her a dram; I went up stairs with her, and in five minutes time my watch was gone; she took it out of my Fob. The Prisoner offered the watch to the woman of the house, and the woman told her she had robbed the young man of the watch [meaning the Prosecutor]; the Prisoner came up stairs again, and the watch were sent for, and she was carried to the Gatehouse; and after she was committed, the constable and beadle said they believed it was in her stocking, for they thought they saw something stick out: The constable said to her, be so good as to deliver the watch, and she said she would not; afterwards she told the constable he should have the watch, if he would let her have it again, and the keeper of the Gatehouse was forced to take the watch from her, for she would not give it to him.</p>
<p>The keeper of the Gatehouse's man produced the watch, which was sworn to by the Prosecutor.</p>
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<p>Q. Where had you the watch?</p>
<p>Tickler. When they had got the Prisoner to the
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<interp inst="t17480224-7-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman of that beat, and this man Jones charged me with the Prisoner for robbing him of the watch; so I took them both into custody; I said if he charged her they must both go with me to the constable; I surrendered my charge to the constable, and the next morning she went before a Justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the watch ?</p>
<p>Bromley. I did not see it at all .</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-7-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was beadle of the night; between the hours of twelve and one (I think it was) this woman was brought into the watch-house, charged by this chairman Jones, for robbing him of his watch; she pretended she knew nothing of the matter ; the chairman insisted that she had his watch, and the watchmen and I took her into the hold to search her, and we could not find it: the next morning she was carried before a Justice, and committed to the Gatehouse; and it was observed that there was a sort of a bump just by her ankle; and she d - d her eyes, and swore that she had it not, but if she had it, she would not deliver it, and there was a great struggle before we could get the watch, and Tickler the turnkey got it from her, and I thought he was the properest person to keep the watch: she d - d her eyes, and said she would prosecute the person that took it, and the constable being timorous, he gave her the watch again, and she refused to deliver it, but afterwards she was thumb screwed, and it was taken from her where she had put it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. The Prosecutor and I went into this house and had a dram; he had no money, so he gave me the watch; I went to my landlady to borrow five or six shillings upon it; she said she was short of money, and could not do it; we were upon the bed together, and he wanted the watch again; I said if he would give me five shillings he should have it again, which was the money I lent him upon the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-8-person98" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the twelfth day of the month I was busy in my shop with four customers, the Prisoner Cuthbert came into the shop with a servant maid to buy some cloth, and Mrs. King was in the shop too.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Bell. Because my girl knew her afterwards; Cuthbert went out and came in again (it put a sort of a damp upon my spirits, for I thought she came to steal something) and after she had been gone about an hour I missed a piece of long lawn of thirty-two yards; the next day the young woman, the maid, who came with Cuthbert, and had bought some cloth, came to change it, and I asked her where the young woman lived who was in the shop with her yesterday (King;) she said she lived in New Hermitage-street with one Mrs. Cuthbert; and my boy said he would go and find her out, and he went to Cuthbert's, and saw something under her clothes, and he took this printed cotton from her, which was tied under her petticoats, after struggling with her for it, which is my cotton.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get your long lawn again?</p>
<p>Bell. Yes, I found it at a pawnbroker's, but there were six yards cut off; I did not find it through her; I got a search-warrant and took up Mary King on suspicion, and she confessed where the long lawn was, but she did not confess that she was concerned in the taking it, and she denied before the Justice that she had a farthing of the money the long lawn was pawned for a guinea.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-8-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mrs. Bell said to me I have lost a piece of long lawn which cost me 4 l. 16 s. I said , Madam, perhaps you have mislaid it; no, said she, I laid it behind these dowlas: the next day the maid that came along with the Prisoner Cuthbert came to change the goods she had bought the day before; I asked her where the young woman lived who was in the shop yesterday; she said she lived with one Mrs. Cuthbert in New Hermitage-street : I went to Mrs. Cuthbert's and enquired for her; they said she was gone out, and might not be home for a month for what they knew; I said I would have her if she was to be found: the Prisoner King was there, she was drunk, and abused
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<p>Pris. King. Can you say I stole any thing from Mrs. Bell?</p>
<p>Calmer . I do not say you did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-8-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , the Prisoner, was taken up on suspicion, and I helped to carry her before Justice Manwaring, and she owned she pawned the long lawn at one Mr. Christie's, at the White Swan in Ratcliff Highway, and got a guinea upon it: She would not own it for a long time, and denied every thing at first; but when she found the Justice was going to make her Mittimus, she owned it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-8-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a headborough of St. John, Wapping. I took King into custody, by a warrant, and carried her before Justice Manwaring. King said the long lawn was at Christie's . Green is the same person; she is married now. Here is the twenty-six yards of long lawn.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-8-person104" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Bell.) Do you know this to be your long lawn?</p>
<p>Bell. I have great reason to believe it is.</p>
<p>Margaret Green called.</p>
<p>Q. Are you the person that is called Christie?</p>
<p>Green. Yes. Cuthbert brought this long lawn to me, and said she had a brother, a headborough of the parish, who was in prison, and I lent her the money to get him out of goal.</p>
<p>[Green asked King whether Cuthbert did not say so, and King said she did.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-8-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Both the Prisoners live next door to me. My servant went to see her mother, and she said that Cuthbert and King had got a fine piece of printed cotton, and had cut a yard and an half off to make a present of to my servant maid's mother's child; Cuthbert was taken, and the printed cotton found under her gown: King got off , and the young woman that lodges at my house stopped her, and before the Justice she confessed, that Cuthbert pawned the long lawn to Mrs. Christie.</p>
<p>Pris. King. This good woman, Cuthbert , went to buy some cloth at Mrs. Bell's for a gentleman's maid, and I went with Cuthbert to pawn the long lawn to Christie for a guinea .</p>
<p>Pris. Cuthbert. This same
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<p>Q. How much was there of it?</p>
<p>Evett. Thirteen yards of yard and half wide
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<p>Q. What did you do when you saw them with these aprons on?</p>
<p>Evett. I seized them, got a constable, and took up this woman; she was in many tones; first that she bought it for two shillings and three shillings; and several tales she was in, and at last she owned the taking it, and where it was sold.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she say she sold it?</p>
<p>Evett. Next door to the Crooked Billet, in Rosemary-Lane , to a Gentlewoman who bought it to make shirts of.</p>
<p>Eliz. Linstead. I live next door to the Crooked Billet, in Rosemary-Lane; the Prisoner at the bar came, with a person she called her mistress along with her, to my door; my maid called me, and told me two women wanted me; they asked me if I would buy a remnant of check; I asked them what they would have for it, they said twelve shillings, and that there was better than eight yards: I told them I would give them eight shillings ; they said they had brought it out of pawn for nine shillings ; I told them to pawn it again, for in my way I could not afford any more: They went away once or twice, and came back again, and took eight shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Who took the eight shillings?</p>
<p>Linstead . I laid it on the counter; I do not know which of them took it.</p>
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<p>Q. Had she any opportunity of wronging you if she would?</p>
<p>Rogers. She had an opportunity of robbing me, for she has been left in my shop by herself .</p>
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<p>Q. What was he charged with?</p>
<p>Day. He was charged with taking the tea out of the cart at Botolph wharf; he said he did take the tea, but that he did not take it out of the chests.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Roberts. Yes.</p>
<p>Q What is he?</p>
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<p>Q. Did he drive any cart with tea?</p>
<p>Roberts. Yes; and the chests were generally pretty much broke, and the tea run out; they are often broke when they come out of the carts by rubbing against the ships.</p>
<p>Q. What occasioned the tea to run out?</p>
<p>Roberts. Because the corners of the chests were broke.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the Prisoner do any thing in order to get the tea out?</p>
<p>Roberts. Yes, I have seen him take the tea out several times, by making little holes on the top of the chests, and so shook the tea out into his hand, or into the cart, and then take it up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him do it in the month of August last?</p>
<p>Roberts . I am very sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. How much did he take away?</p>
<p>Roberts. As much as he could well carry in his bosom.</p>
<p>Q. How much did he take at a time?</p>
<p>Roberts. A pound, or three quarters of a pound, sometimes half a pound.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him take half a pound in the month of August?</p>
<p>Roberts. Yes, I am sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. What, not out of the chests?</p>
<p>Roberts. Yes, some out of one chest, and some out of another.</p>
<p>Q. Was you along with him?</p>
<p>Roberts. Yes, there are two in a cart to load it.</p>
<p>Q. Was you with him in August?</p>
<p>Roberts. I was there one day, and I saw him take some several times as well as I.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do with the tea?</p>
<p>Roberts. He sold it; he sold one parcel to one
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<p>Q. Who did this tea belong to?</p>
<p>Roberts. To the East India Company I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you carry this tea?</p>
<p>Roberts. Some into Lime-street, it was by the order of the ticket-man
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<p>Q. Do you remember any thing of any teas being lost.</p>
<p>Sutton . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What ships were unloaded in August?</p>
<p>Sutton . The Duke of Newcastle and the Dolphin.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the Prisoner's taking any tea?</p>
<p>Sutton . I know he was employed in the work, I do not know of his taking any tea.</p>
<p>Q. What was he?</p>
<p>Sutton . He was any thing, sometimes a scuffle hunter, sometimes one thing, sometimes another; he did not work for any particular person.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-11-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was just gone by with a mug, which they supposed to be silver, so drunk, that he could hardly stand; he went into an entry, and endeavoured to put it into his pocket. This is the mug. I asked him whose it was, and he said it was his. The Prisoner is a silver-smith, and I did not know but he might have it to do something to; I looked at it , and found no fault but a bruise on the side; and I suppose he hit it against something, in order to get it into his pocket. I saw a Castle upon it, and I went to Mr. Broome's, who keeps the
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<p>Mr. Broome. This is my mug.</p>
<p>Mr. Green (Constable.) This mug was delivered to me at Justice Poulson's, and he ordered me to keep it till it was called for.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see it in the custody of the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Green. No.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did not hit it against any thing to bruise it, but I run against a post and bruised it . I did not know whether it was silver or pewter.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to bring the mug out of the house?</p>
<p>Pris. I was going home with a pint of beer in it, and was very drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-12-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the thirtieth of January my chimney was on fire, and I got the Prisoner to help put it out, and in a few minutes time she took the coral and necklace out of my room: She owned she pawned the necklace and locket to Mr. Paine for a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say they were yours?</p>
<p>Cole. I fetched Mr. Paine, and she said so before him; he is not well, and could not come . The Prisoner said she gave her mother the coral to sell, and she sold it to a silver-smith in East-Smithfield for twelve shillings and nine pence. She paid Mr. Paine the money for the necklace , and she said Mrs. Sanders pawned it again to one at Greenbank for fifteen pence; the pawnbroker delivered me the coral necklace, and did not take any thing for it. I do not know his name. Mrs. Sanders is not here; she said she would come if there was any occasion. The Prisoner owned she took these goods out of my house on the thirtieth of January, when my chimney was on fire . and that she gave her mother the coral to sell. I saw my coral hang up at a silver-smith's in West-Smithfield with my name upon it; I asked the gentleman whether it was to be sold, he said yes, and he told me he bought it the day before: I asked him what he would have for it, he said he would have fourteen
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<p>Q. Have you the silver-smith here?</p>
<p>Cole. No, but I can fetch him. I paid the silver-smith for the coral again, for he said he bought it at a market price.</p>
<p>Mrs. Cole. The Prisoner was at the fire; (she is an acquaintance a few doors off;) I missed them out of my drawers, and found the necklace and locket pawned at Mr. Paine's for a shilling. She owned she took the coral and necklace the night the fire was.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Cole. I hope the Court will not hurt her, for I believe it is the first fact that ever she committed.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Mrs. Hendey happened to see me in the street, and she said that was her husband's coat that I had got on; but I bought it of a man in the street who said he had a coat to sell; he asked 18 s. for it, and at last the bargain was made for 11 s. there is a man at the French Horn in Holborn who sitted the coat on. I told Mrs. Hendey I would make her any satisfaction if I did not find the man out in ten days time , but if I was committed to prison my name might be put into the newspapers, and then I thought I should never be able to find the man.</p>
<p>Mrs. Hendey said her husband was ill of the rheumatism , which was the occasion of his not being there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-14-person146" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner came into my master's shop to buy some purple and white cotton, I shewed her two or three pieces, and she liked none of them; she pointed to this piece, and I shewed it her, and she did not like the piece, she desired to see more; I shewed her more, then she desired to see a remnant, which I took down, she desired I would call my mistress; I turned my head to call to my mistress, and when I turned my head back again I saw her going out of the shop instead of waiting for my mistress: I saw something hanging down behind under her clothes; I said, mistress , you have taken a piece of cotton, and took hold of her, and said, that was a piece of my master's goods; she said it was not ; I called out for help, and when she heard my mistress a coming, she let the cotton go, and then I sent for a constable ; this is the cotton I took from her, and is the cotton I shewed her.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Pray miss, how can you say I offered to go out of the door, for I did not offer to step one step from the counter?</p>
<p>Ryley. She was upon the threshold of the door going out of the shop.</p>
<p>Mrs. Corp swore to the property of the cotton.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see the cotton taken from her?</p>
<p>Smith. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had been to see a lady who allows me a little income, and the cook gave me money to buy her two yards and a half of cotton to make her a short gown: I asked
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<p>Q. Where did you find these things again ?</p>
<p>Alderson. They were found in the Prisoner's room .</p>
<p>Q. Did you find them?</p>
<p>Alderson. No, I was not with them, the headborough found them; the Prisoner shewed him where they were.</p>
<p>Q. to Alderson . Are these the bobbins that were at your house when the Prisoner was there?</p>
<p>Alderson. Yes .</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Johnson . Because there was no body in the kitchen but myself.</p>
<p>Q. You did not miss the spoon till after you had drawn the beer?</p>
<p>Johnson . No, I did not miss the spoon till after she was gone. I did not say any thing of it till night, and then I told my fellow servant, that I had lost a spoon, and desired him to buy a spoon at a pawnbroker's and then my master and mistress would not know it; my fellow servant went to a pawnbroker's and found it; they said a woman with four bunches of sallary upon her head had left it there.</p>
<p>Prisoner. And please you, my Lord, I do not know her . God bless you.</p>
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<p>Q. Who told you this?</p>
<p>Wyrett. A man that keeps a brandy shop in Tyburn-Road.</p>
<p>Q. Was the spoon sold there?</p>
<p>Wyrett. No, it was sold by Holborn-Bars for ten shillings; I gave a shilling to a woman who went along with me: I got the spoon again, and the Prisoner was taken up the same day, and she said she found it fairly .</p>
<p>Fortman. It was sold to a silver-smith for ten shillings, and the woman finding it was stole, returned it again without the money.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Lord, indeed I found the spoon in a little street by Grosvenor-Square , but I do not know where it is .</p>
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<p>Q. How came you to suspect the Prisoner?</p>
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<p>There were three half pound canisters produced, which were found in her custody, and some in a paper, which Mr. Gifford said he believed to be his tea.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Gifford. She has washed for me ever since I lived in my house. I have not lived t here above half a year. It is a hard thing upon a young beginner .</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of her taking it?</p>
<p>How. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you lie near the shop?</p>
<p>How. Yes.</p>
<p>Jury (to Gifford) How far did these canisters stand off his bed?</p>
<p>Gifford. They were in another room, about three yards off his bed, but if he was a sleep a person might come in and he not hear it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner . Some of the tea I bought, and my son gave me one canister; I have nothing to say to
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<p>Q. Was it the last two years ?</p>
<p>Parsons. No, it was about four years ago, I have not not been acquainted with her since.</p>
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<p>Q. How long?</p>
<p>Levidge . Not a great while, she always behaved honestly as far as I know.</p>
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<p>Q. You did not see him drop it?</p>
<p>Woodfall. No, I saw it upon the floor in the shop.</p>
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<p>Q. Did any body throw it into the shop?</p>
<p>Maylin. No, I am sure I saw him drop it.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you mark them?</p>
<p>Keys . The fourth of February; about eight at night I went out for about two hours, and when I came home I went to the till, and three of those shillings were gone; I spoke to the Prisoner, and said I believed he had robbed me; he put his hand in his pocket and pulled out 4 s. and 6 d. and there were two of my shillings among them, and another was in his side pocket, and the Prisoner confessed he had robbed me of that money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-20-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the Prisoner take money out of his master's till twice.</p>
<p>Q. How did you see it?</p>
<p>Holbert. I was concealed in a sugar hogshead.</p>
<p>Q. Are you Mr. Key's servant?</p>
<p>Holbert. No, I am his father's servant.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do there?</p>
<p>Holbert. I was ordered to go into the hogshead to see what I could see.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go into the hogshead?</p>
<p>Holbert. About seven o'clock at night on the fourth of February.</p>
<p>Q. What, to watch?</p>
<p>Holbert. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What was you to watch for?</p>
<p>Holbert. Why, to see what I could see.</p>
<p>Q. What, to see any particular person?</p>
<p>Holbert. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where did this hogshead stand?</p>
<p>Holbert. Just before the till.</p>
<p>Q. Had the Prisoner any candle?</p>
<p>Holbert. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Why this money was not put into the till till eight at night? Did you see him take any out of the till?</p>
<p>Holbert. Yes, I was in the hogshead twice.</p>
<p>Q. When was the other time you got into the hogshead to watch?</p>
<p>Holbert. The first time was the second of February.</p>
<p>Court. That does not agree.</p>
<p>Keys. He was in twice that night .</p>
<p>Q. How long was you there ?</p>
<p>Holbert. From seven till ten .</p>
<p>Q. How often did the Prisoner come to the till in that time?</p>
<p>Holbert. Twice, and took out money both times. Mr. Keys came home about ten o'clock, and he said he believed he had robbed him, and bid him pull his money out, and the Prisoner pulled 4 s. 6 d. out of his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Were they marked ?</p>
<p>Holbert. Some were marked, and some were not marked.</p>
<p>Q. What was the mark?</p>
<p>Holbert. I do not know the mark because I did not see them marked.</p>
<p>Keys . There were three persons more there, but I thought there was no occasion for them here.</p>
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<p>Q. What has his behaviour been?</p>
<p>Walker. That of a very honest lad, and all his relations will say so.</p>
<p>Mr. Davis , the keeper of Ludgate, said he had received a letter from High Wycomb, signed by the Mayor and Aldermen, giving him a character, but it was not allowed to be evidence.</p>
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<p>Q. How came you to think the Prisoner took it?</p>
<p>Lee. By the information of a neighbour of ours.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find it?</p>
<p>Lee. At Mr. Stephens's a silversmith.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go to Mr. Stephens's ?</p>
<p>Lee. Because Ann Milner told me it was there: I took the Prisoner up on the seventh of February and carried her before Justice Mussell ; he asked her how she came by it; she said she found it in the clothes; the Prisoner used to wash for me.</p>
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<p>Q. Look upon the spoon, is that the spoon she gave you to sell for her?</p>
<p>Milner. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And did you sell it to Mr. Stephens?</p>
<p>Milner. Mr. Stephens stopped it.</p>
<p>Court. Mr. Stephens did very well , he acted like a man of honour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Mr. Stephens immediately where you had it?</p>
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<p>Milner. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did you meet with her again?</p>
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<p>Elizabeth Stephenson. I have known the Prisoner ever since she was twelve years of age; she is not seventeen now. I have known her father and mother as long as I can remember, and I never knew any harm of her. I hope you will take it into consideration , on account of her years, and because she has nobody to speak for her.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you charge the Prisoner with?</p>
<p>Bishop. I charge her with what the child said, that she called upon the Prisoner for water, and she would not let her have any.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Bishop . The day before the shortest day.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this before the child's death ?</p>
<p>Bishop . About five Weeks.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing of this a day or two before?</p>
<p>Bishop . No.</p>
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<p>Q. do you know the Prisoner at the Bar?</p>
<p>Holloway . Yes; the Prisoner brought Ann Saunders into my house and beat her with a mopstick.</p>
<p>Q. How long ago was this?</p>
<p>Holloway. About Christmas time.</p>
<p>Prisoner . It was about Michaelmas , my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. When did the child die?</p>
<p>Holloway . I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did the child die of that beating?</p>
<p>Holloway. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did the child complain of this usage?</p>
<p>Holloway. Yes, she said her mistress would kill her, and that she swore she would kill her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her beat her at other times?</p>
<p>Holloway. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. With what?</p>
<p>Holloway. With a whip, a stick, a handbrush, and other things.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before the death of the child, that you saw her beat her at all?</p>
<p>Holloway. About a month.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this done?</p>
<p>Holloway. At my house.</p>
<p>Q. What did the child lie at your house?</p>
<p>Holloway. No, she lay at her mistress's.</p>
<p>Q. What condition was the girl in after this last beating?</p>
<p>Holloway. She kept her bed several times; she was out of doors the day before she died, and the day after she died she had not a free place about her head, and her body appeared black and blue.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know this?</p>
<p>Holloway. It was told me by a woman who stood by when the girl was opened.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing further?</p>
<p>Holloway. The Prisoner had a horse died, and she laid the cause of it to this child, and said that this girl should not be long after him.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to lay the death of the horse to this girl ?</p>
<p>Holloway. I cannot say any thing to that.</p>
<p>Prisoner . I desire to know of her, why I took the girl to her house?</p>
<p>Holloway. To shew me her nastiness, and how she was bedaubed with dirt* and water.</p>
<p>* The deceased had an infirmity of nature, that she could not hold her water, &c. and the Prisoner knew it before she took her, for the parish gave her six pounds with the child on that account .</p>
<p>Pris. Would she ever let her shoes be tied? did not you see what a slattern she was?</p>
<p>Holloway. The child was a slattern .</p>
<p>Pris. Did not she deny every point of this the day after ?</p>
<p>Holloway . Yes, she did, my Lord, but I was told, it was because she was beat so, that she durst not speak of it.</p>
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<p>Q. What have you to charge the Prisoner with?</p>
<p>Holmes . She is indicted for the murder of her maid. I saw the girl one day coming down stairs, and her mistress was following her, beating her with a stick as big as my thumb.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any great wounds made by that beating?</p>
<p>Holmes . She struck her upon her head, but I did not see any wounds; I asked the Prisoner what she meant by that, and she said she would kill her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she strike the girl after you said that?</p>
<p>Holmes . No, she went out of the house directly.</p>
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<p>Bailey. No, there was not.</p>
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<p>Bailey. There was something upon her thigh, which looked red. The deceased was very much emaciated, and the mistress of the girl told me, she had had a Diarrhoea upon her for a great while.</p>
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<p>Harding. I am going in fifteen.</p>
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<p>Q. But suppose you should speak something that is not true, what then?</p>
<p>Harding. I should go to the devil.</p>
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<p>Q. Who stopped them?</p>
<p>Harding. The people that he offered to sell them to.</p>
<p>Q. What reason had they to give you the four pence halfpenny ?</p>
<p>Harding. Because I was along with them.</p>
<p>Q. So you was to have part of the plunder?</p>
<p>Harding . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Who did he take these from?</p>
<p>Harding . From Mr. Scott, in Tyburn-Road.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take them from Mr. Scott, or Mr. Scott's servant?</p>
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<p>Harding. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had they part of them?</p>
<p>Harding. They had two pair of stockings a piece.</p>
<p>Q. Look about you, and see whether Mrs. Wood is here.</p>
<p>Harding. This is the gentlewoman [pointing to Mrs. Wood].</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with these stockings?</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-26-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the third of February these goods were stole, I was not at home.</p>
<p>Q. What trade are you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-26-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (the Prisoner) were with me one night, I did not know what they were about, but they brought me some handkerchiefs, and then Wootton went in again and brought some more handkerchiefs and some money out of the till.</p>
<p>Q. What did
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<p>Harding. He stood and held the door.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17480224-27-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner picked my pocket of fourteen shillings in money, and took a gold ring off my finger.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Stacey. In
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<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Stacey. About five o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. What business had you at that time of the day in that place?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Speak a little louder that I may hear you, I do not know what you say.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see her first?</p>
<p>Stacey . The first time was at Charing-Cross, and we went to a night cellar to drink a pint of beer, and we had three halfpennyworth of bread and cheese; she went up stairs and fought with a woman, then she came down again, and she wanted me to go along with her.</p>
<p>Prisoner . Speak your words properly, pray.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the Prisoner live?</p>
<p>Stacey . In St. Ann's-Lane.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see her home?</p>
<p>Stacey . Yes, I saw her quite to the house, and she said she would make me amends: she went up one pair of stairs, and I went after her; I had been up all night, and was very heavy; I sat upon the bed's feet, and fell fast asleep.</p>
<p>Prisoner. What did you do upon the bed? [There was no answer.]</p>
<p>Stacey . She fumbled about something, and she picked my pocket, and took my ring off my finger, and put it into her mouth; I said if she would give me my money and ring again I would not do any thing to her; she said I might kiss her a - e, and do what I would; I called out watch, and a man came and bid me go out, and if I would not go out he would lick me away: I got a warrant for the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174802240020"/> man, and took him before a Justice; he said as to the money he knew nothing of it, but the ring I should have; and the man gave the ring to the Justice, and the Justice gave it to the constable: the Prisoner owned she had the ring, and had given it to her landlord.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Pray what did you do when you went into the room ?</p>
<p>Stacey. I sat down upon the bed.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did nobody lie down by you?</p>
<p>Stacey. No. Was you on the bed along with me?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes, I was, and you gave me this face. You made me lie down along with you. Pray, Sir, did not you ft - h me? [The Prosecutor made no reply.]</p>
<p>Q. Had you any familiarities with her?</p>
<p>Stacey. No, my Lord, I do not know whether she is a man or a woman but by her clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480224-27-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (constable.) I was sent for by the man of the house to take this man and woman up, and I carried them before Justice Ellis: the ring was delivered to the Justice by a corporal, and it was delivered to me by his Worship. The Prisoner owned she had the ring, and that she gave it to her landlord, and the landlord gave it to the corporal .</p>
<p>[ Forbes gave the ring to the Prosecutor, and bid him look at it .]</p>
<p>Stacey . This is the same ring the Prisoner took off my finger,</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had been to see a young woman an acquaintance of mine who was very ill: I went into this cellar and had a pint of beer; I had not been there long before this chairman came down; he sat down, and said I should drink with him ; I said I would not; he said if you will not drink part of a pint of beer, you shall drink part of a pint of hot: he sat me down upon a bench, and called for some bread and cheese, and then another pint of hot . He asked me whether I could help him to a lodging , for he was locked out of doors; I said I could not say but I had a bed, and he said, my dear , let me go along with you; I said I did not care that any body should lie in my room, but as he was destitute of a bed, he should lie in my bed, and I could lie with a young woman in the next room, and he lay in my bed; he let me have the ring for a shilling that he had of me: he asked for the ring, and I said I will not give you the ring till you give me the shilling, for he had not a halfpenny piece to show after he came out of the cellar. He threw me against the door of my lodging, and broke the door open by throwing me against it; and I said, young man, give me the shilling, and you shall have your ring; he went away, and I never saw him again till he brought the constable.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any body to prove any thing of this?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have none here now, but I have very good housekeepers to appear to my character; it will go very hard on my side if I have them not here.</p>
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<p>Q. Whose house?</p>
<p>Marsh. One Page's, a farmer, on
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<p>Q. When was this done?</p>
<p>Marsh . Yesterday was fortnight .</p>
<p>Q. That was the eleventh of this month?</p>
<p>Marsh . Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What did they come to your house for?</p>
<p>Marsh . For relief.</p>
<p>Q. What is Mr. Page?</p>
<p>Marsh . He is one of the overseers of the poor. My master was not at home, and my mistress sent me with these sailors to another overseer, and one of the sailors said, I will go and bid our shipmates go along. There was a woman going along the road.</p>
<p>Q. When was this that you first saw the woman?</p>
<p>Marsh . It was when she was with a soldier .</p>
<p>Q. What time was that?</p>
<p>Marsh. About five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. You say, one of the four
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<p>Marsh. I went along with them to shew them the way, and I saw a soldier preventing the woman's going along.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do?</p>
<p>Marsh . Nothing, but prevented the woman from going along.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the Prisoner, is that the
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<p>Marsh. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was this to prevent her going with the sailors?</p>
<p>Marsh. Yes; and they went up to the soldier.</p>
<p>Q. What passed between them ?</p>
<p>Marsh . I could not well understand their language, but I understood that they said, if one could not lick him they all could, and they set up a run as fast as they could; and as soon as they came up to him he drew his sword, and said, if they did not go away he would stick them.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the Prisoner, was he the man that drew his sword?</p>
<p>Marsh. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Marsh . The sailors stepped back, but they did not offer to run away.</p>
<p>Q. How came the soldier to draw his sword, had any words passed between them?</p>
<p>Marsh . Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. When they came up close together, did you hear what they said?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174802240023"/>Marsh . No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. You heard words spoke, though you did not know what they said?</p>
<p>Marsh . Yes. When the soldier drew his sword, they stepped oack , and t hen the Prisoner put up his sword. There was another soldier in the road, said the Prisoner to the other soldier, as he was coming along, they have misused me, and then the other soldier got off his horse and run after them with a stick; then the Prisoner drew his sword again and run after them, and as the sailors were running along, one of them fell down, and then the Prisoner fell a cutting him as fast as he could?</p>
<p>Q. Did the sailors run away?</p>
<p>Marsh . Yes, they run away as fast as they could.</p>
<p>Q. What, did all the four sailors run away?</p>
<p>Marsh. Yes, they all run, but
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<interp inst="t17480224-31-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> could not run so fast as the rest, and he fell down. I saw him tumble down, but I do not know what was the occasion of it .</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner cut him first, or did he tumble first?</p>
<p>Marsh. I believe he tumbled down before the Prisoner struck him , and when he was down the Prisoner cut him, and laid on as hard as he could, and did not mind where he hit him.</p>
<p>Q. How many cuts did he give him?</p>
<p>Marsh. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give him two, three, or four?</p>
<p>Marsh . Oh! several; he kept cutting him for some time.</p>
<p>Q. How long?</p>
<p>Marsh. Until the other soldier came back.</p>
<p>Q. How far was he from the other soldier ?</p>
<p>Marsh . But a very little way.</p>
<p>Q. How long might that be that he was cutting him?</p>
<p>Marsh . About a minute or better.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to leave off then?</p>
<p>Marsh . This lad, [ pointing to the next witness ] who was along with the other soldier, said he believed the Prisoner would kill the man, and desired him to assist him.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to leave off then?</p>
<p>Marsh . Why, the other soldier struck him two or three times on the head, in order to make him leave off.</p>
<p>Q. And did he leave off then ?</p>
<p>Marsh. No.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got the sword here?</p>
<p>Marsh. No.</p>
<p>Coroner . His comrade carried off the sword?</p>
<p>Q. What sword was it?</p>
<p>Marsh. It was a broad sword.</p>
<p>Q. Did he cut him with a broad sword?</p>
<p>Marsh. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You say he was cutting him a minute, how many strokes did he give him in that minute?</p>
<p>Marsh . I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see at any time any of the sailors strike him?</p>
<p>Marsh. No.</p>
<p>Q. What, never a one of them?</p>
<p>Marsh. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the deceased do any thing to him?</p>
<p>Marsh, No , I did not see him do any thing at all to the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. What did they say?</p>
<p>Marsh. They talked pretty much, but what they said I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether any of the sailors did or did not give him a stroke?</p>
<p>Marsh. I cannot tell indeed, they might, for they were all round him.</p>
<p>Coroner. The deceased had but one arm, his right arm was cut off.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear you did not see any one of the sailors strike the Prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Marsh . No. I did not see any one of them strike him.</p>
<p>Q. You say the Prisoner did not leave off striking him, till the other soldier struck him on the head with a stick to make him leave off?</p>
<p>Marsh . Yes; and then the other soldier got upon his horse.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner do then?</p>
<p>Marsh. He took up his sword again, and went to the house.</p>
<p>Q. What house?</p>
<p>Marsh. To Brown's Well, an alehouse on Finchley-Common .</p>
<p>Q. Was he quartered there ?</p>
<p>Marsh. No.</p>
<p>Q. What did he go there for?</p>
<p>Marsh. It was in his way home.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he going then?</p>
<p>Marsh. To Barnet.</p>
<p>Q. What became of this poor man that was cut?</p>
<p>Marsh . He lay there till such time as Mr. Newsham's man came.</p>
<p>Q. And did he lie there till he got assistance?</p>
<p>Marsh . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What, after the Prisoner was gone away?</p>
<p>Marsh. Yes.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174802240024"/>Q. How long?</p>
<p>Marsh . A couple of minutes. He lay in the place where he was cut.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to lie there so long?</p>
<p>Marsh. Indeed I cannot tell; perhaps he could not get up any sooner.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to get up then?</p>
<p>Marsh. Mr. Newsham's man that keeps the alehouse came up to him, I ran down to the house along with one of the sailors.</p>
<p>Q. Did you leave the deceased there?</p>
<p>Marsh. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to get help?</p>
<p>Marsh. I believe the sailors did.</p>
<p>Q. Did the deceased get up himself?</p>
<p>Marsh . I cannot tell, but Mr. Newsham's man came up to him first.</p>
<p>Q. Did he get up himself?</p>
<p>Marsh. I do not know whether he could get up himself, but he walked down to Brown's Well himself .</p>
<p>Q. What happened to him afterwards?</p>
<p>Marsh. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of his death?</p>
<p>Marsh. I know nothing of his death.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this done?</p>
<p>Marsh. About five o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. How long did this man live after this?</p>
<p>Marsh. He died on the Sunday following, but I cannot tell what time he died.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he die?</p>
<p>Marsh. At Brown's Well.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what was the cause of his death?</p>
<p>Marsh. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see these wounds afterwards ?</p>
<p>Marsh. I saw three wounds after he was in the house, but they were dressed that night.</p>
<p>Q. Where were these wounds?</p>
<p>Marsh. There was one upon his left arm, one upon his left eye , and the other upon the back part of his head.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see what sort of wounds they were?</p>
<p>Marsh. They were all very great ones, and all bloody.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them dressed?</p>
<p>Marsh. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you imagine he died of any of these wounds?</p>
<p>Marsh. I cannot say that.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him afterwards?</p>
<p>Marsh. I did not see him after that night .</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him dressed that night ?</p>
<p>Marsh. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see whether any of the sailors gave the Prisoner a blow ?</p>
<p>Marsh . No, I saw one of them take hold of his sword .</p>
<p>Q. What, before he cut ?</p>
<p>Marsh . Yes, and then he put it up again.</p>
<p>Q. What did the sailor do when he laid hold of his sword?</p>
<p>Marsh. He did not do any thing, but only desired the Prisoner to put it up again.</p>
<p>Q. Was it to wrest it out of his hand, or to prevent him from doing mischief?</p>
<p>Marsh . No, it was not to get it out of his hand, but to prevent him from doing mischief.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He swears what is not true; I would ask him, whether when one of the sailors laid hold of my sword, that it was not to wrest it out of my hand, in order to use it against me?</p>
<p>Marsh. No, I did not think so.</p>
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<p>Q. What did you see then?</p>
<p>Harper . I saw four sailors round this soldier.</p>
<p>Q. Where?</p>
<p>Harper . On the bank just by Brown's Well, on the left hand as you go from London.</p>
<p>Q. Is this Brown's Well upon the road?</p>
<p>Harper. It is a house by the road side on Finchley Common: the Prisoner's comrag desired me to go up the bank along with him; as soon as this man got up the bank he got off his horse, and said he would clear the coast of them: as soon as he lighted off his horse he lifted up his stick and ran after the sailors, and then the Prisoner (seeing him come to his assistance ) drew his sword, and then all the four sailors run away as fast as they could: this sailor that the Prisoner cut so, could not run so fast as the rest, and the Prisoner catched him; as soon as he catched him, the man that died finding he could not get away from him, turned round, and begged of him not to strike him.</p>
<p>Q. Was his sword drawn then?</p>
<p>Harper . His sword was drawn, my Lord: the Prisoner did not take any regard to what the man said to him, but he laid on him any where whereever he could strike him, under the arm or over the head.</p>
<p>Q. How many strokes might he give him?</p>
<p>Harper. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. What was it with that he struck him?</p>
<p>Harper. With his naked sword; when the sailor turned round , and begged that he would not strike him . The sailor was upon his legs then.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174802240025"/>Q. Did he fall down before the Prisoner struck him?</p>
<p>Harper . No, after he struck him.</p>
<p>Q. Were the blows the occasion of his falling down?</p>
<p>Harper. I cannot tell whether he fell down by the blows, or whether he fell down accidentally in turning back.</p>
<p>Q. What did you see more?</p>
<p>Harper. The deceased begged of him, while he was down, not to strike him any more, and cried out murder; but the Prisoner never minded that, but laid him on, back-stroke and fore-stroke, or any way that he could hit him.</p>
<p>Q. How many strokes did he give him?</p>
<p>Harper . He laid on as fast as he could; I could not tell the blows. Afterwards his comrag was coming up as fast as he could, and I seeing the Prisoner lay on him in this manner, desired him to go to the assistance of the deceased; his comrag came up , and struck him on the back part of the head with a stick , but the Prisoner did not leave off his blows . I desired him to leave off, but he did not mind me: Then his comrag struck him again .</p>
<p>Q. What did he strike him for?</p>
<p>Harper . He struck him, because he observed that he had used the deceased so barbarously.</p>
<p>Q. How long did the deceased lie upon the ground?</p>
<p>Harper. About two minutes.</p>
<p>Q. What then?</p>
<p>Harper. The Prisoner went to the house at Brown's Well.</p>
<p>Q. Then he did not endeavour to help the deceased up?</p>
<p>Harper. No, he left him on the ground. Then the other soldier got upon his horse again, and went with me to Brown's Well, and then he hit him again with the stick, took his sword from him, and threw it into the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Who came to this poor man's relief?</p>
<p>Harper. There was a man came up to him, whether he helped him or not I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Then you did not endeavour to help him up?</p>
<p>Harper. I was on horseback all the time.</p>
<p>Q. Was the deceased brought down to Brown's Well?</p>
<p>Harper. The deceased walked down to Brown's Well, after he had received his Wounds.</p>
<p>Q. What became of him then?</p>
<p>Harper . They tied his head up with his handkerchief , and he went into the house.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him again afterwards?</p>
<p>Harper. I did not see him till after he was dead.</p>
<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>Harper. The Sunday night following.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he die?</p>
<p>Harper. About six o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see his naked body?</p>
<p>Harper. No. I saw him after he was laid out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any of the wounds?</p>
<p>Harper. I saw that his arm was cut, but I did not see any of the wounds opened.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how he came by his death?</p>
<p>Harper. I do not know whether he died of the wounds, or as it pleased God.</p>
<p>Q. Now I would desire you to recollect yourself, whether, when the sailors came up near him, you saw the sailors, or any body else, strike him?</p>
<p>Harper. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing that passed between them?</p>
<p>Harper. I did not hear any thing that passed between them.</p>
<p>Q. You are sure you did not see any body strike him?</p>
<p>Harper. I did not, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any ill language between them?</p>
<p>Harper. No.</p>
<p>Pris. I know that neither this witness nor the other lad were there at the beginning of it, for there were several blows passed before they came up. Did you see the beginning of it?</p>
<p>Harper. I speak what I saw.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Prisoner's sword twice out?</p>
<p>Harper. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see it sheathed, till you saw him give these cuts?</p>
<p>Harper. No.</p>
<p>Q. You say he laid on as fast as he could, and struck wherever he could; how many strokes might he give him? recollect yourself.</p>
<p>Harper. I cannot be positive; but there might be ten or a dozen for what I know.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear or see any provocation given by the sailors to the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Harper. I did not, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Q. What overseer?</p>
<p>Bailey. One Jordan. I went to a house called
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174802240026"/> Brown's Well, on Finchley-Common . The overseers were informed, that there was a man there who was wounded in a very terrible manner, and in a very dangerous way. I received the letter between seven and eight at night. According to the account I had, as soon as I had made up proper applications , and dressings, to take with me, I went.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live in London?</p>
<p>Bailey. I live at Highgate. When I came to the house, I went into the room where the de- y, (he lay upon straw) and upon enquiry that the wounds he had were upon his head .</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house was he in?</p>
<p>Bailey. In a sort of an outhouse. I got some were in the room to assist me in get- p. (The Prisoner was in a room by under the care of a headborough.)</p>
<p>dress him on the straw?</p>
<p>got him into a chair.</p>
<p>wounds did you find?</p>
<p>first place I began to examine the principal part, and the on the frons , or fore part from the forehead below the eye , and the skull, which is (the skull is divided into two tables and sometimes the outward table shall be broke and not the other) was divided, as if a butcher had taken a chopper and divided the skull, so that the brains lay open.</p>
<p>Q. And did you judge this wound to be mortal?</p>
<p>Bailey . Yes, Sir, I judged the wound to be mortal ; and upon his head being shaved, there appeared six other wounds upon the head, which went through the skin, but not into the skull; but the bone was bare, and I dressed them all. Then I made an inspection into the arm, and I found as many wounds there, from the wrist to the scapula, as I did upon the head. Upon the back part, what we call the scapula or shoulder bone, there were two wounds more.</p>
<p>Q. Were these deep wounds?</p>
<p>Bailey. Especially three of them, and the bone of the arm was fractured by the incision, as if it had been done by a sword.</p>
<p>Q. What arm was this on?</p>
<p>Bailey . On the left arm.</p>
<p>Q. You did not say on which side of the forehead the wound was.</p>
<p>Bailey . The same side as those on the arm.</p>
<p>Q. What did you further observe of these wounds ?</p>
<p>Bailey. I then dressed all these wounds .</p>
<p>Q. I think you have reckoned up fifteen ?</p>
<p>Bailey . I believe there were fifteen, and they were all at that distance from one another, that they must all have been made by separate strokes, and from these wounds the man must be in a very weak and languishing condition, and I found him so; for he was so weak, that I thought he would not have had strength to have undergone the fatigue of dressing them. The man had no further bad symptoms, as one would suppose he might have, from a nervous part being thus wounded, for he had no convulsions. I got him to bed as soon as we could, and then I left him.</p>
<p>Q. When did you visit him again?</p>