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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260001"/>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>HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY,</p>
<p>On THURSDAY the 26th, FRIDAY the 27th, and SATURDAY the 28th of May.</p>
<p>In the 21st Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Fifth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Rt. Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER V.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1748.</p>
<p>[Price Sixpence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<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>
<p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Q. What parish do you live in?</p>
<p>Jones. In Whitechapel parish.</p>
<p>Q. Are you the wife of
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<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the losing of a Watch?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes; I lost my husband's watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your husband?</p>
<p>Jones . He is abroad.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose it?</p>
<p>Jones. On the 19th of May.</p>
<p>Q. Who took it?</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know that he took it?</p>
<p>Jones. I did not see him take it; but he did take it. He came with a false message from one Capt. Johnson in Soho-square, about my husband, and I went out of the room to get a little smallbeer, and then he took the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give you the watch again?</p>
<p>Jones. He did not give me the watch again, but he put it down into a great chair, for I missed the watch and seized him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you seize him?</p>
<p>Jones. I saw him in the street, and seized him, and he was brought back into the house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him lay the watch down?</p>
<p>Jones . I saw him take it from under his coat, and lay it down in the chair.</p>
<p>Q. You say he came with a false message from Capt. Johnson: What did you say to him?</p>
<p>Jones. I said, I did not know Capt. Johnson; and he said, nor he neither.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the watch taken from?</p>
<p>Jones. Out of the parlour; it hung up over the chimney-piece.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you see me take the watch?</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his taking the watch?</p>
<p>Williams. I had a little suspicion of him, for I thought it was a very frivolous message .</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him take the watch?</p>
<p>Williams. No; but I saw the watch hang over the chimney-piece while he was there, and he went out, and presently I missed the watch, and we seized him, and brought him back.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him lay the watch down in the great chair?</p>
<p>Williams. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Jones. Are you sure the watch was not in the great chair before he came in?</p>
<p>Jones. I am sure it was not.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Shaw. I am a fellowship-porter, and keep a chandler's shop.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Shaw. The prisoner lived with me, and I take him to be a very honest man, for he might have robbed me, or taken my till away, and I could swear he never wronged me.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-1-person38" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about three years; he lived with a lady in New Bond-street about twelve months, and was a very honest servant at that time, and I never heard any harm of him till now.</p>
<p>Q. What business is he of now?</p>
<p>Trueman. He always said he was a gentleman's servant, but he is out of place now.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you lose any thing?</p>
<p>Stead. Yes, I lost my husband's watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it when you lost it?</p>
<p>Stead. In a room up two pair of stairs, where I lay sick.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who took it?</p>
<p>Stead. Yes, the prisoner took it.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that he took it?</p>
<p>Stead. He came and asked, whether there was not a sailor's wife lived there, and said he had forgot her name? The nurse that was with me, told him, yes, and that her name was Stead; he said he came from Capt. Johnson in Soho-square, who had brought a letter from the West-Indies from her husband.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose any thing?</p>
<p>Stead. If your lordship pleases, I'll tell you. I was very ill; he said he had not the letter then , but would bring it the next day; he went out, and came back again in half an hour, and said the Capt. will not be easy till he sees you. I said I could not go, for I was so ill that I could not tell what to do; I said I would send somebody with him, and he said it was too late; but I ordered the nurse to go with him.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it?</p>
<p>Stead. About half an hour after eight at night; I got off the bed , and saw the watch hanging up; he sidled up to the chimney-piece, and put one hand up, with his handkerchief in it, to his face, to hide what he was doing, and the other he put up to the watch; he had a sort of bundle in his breast, and I was afraid he had got pistols, and that he would shoot me; then he took the watch, and said your servant madam, and run down stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the watch again?</p>
<p>Stead. No, nor I never saw the prisoner till he went before the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>Stead. The day that Mrs. Jones took him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you see the watch in the room while I was there?</p>
<p>Stead . Yes: I went to Newgate to see him, and found him out among the prisoners, tho' he was in disguise: I asked him concerning the watch, but he would not tell me where the watch was.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Had I the same cloaths on then as I have now?</p>
<p>Stead. No; you had a duffle coat, a check'd shirt, and a colour'd handkerchief.</p>
<p>Mary Blundell (the nurse.) The prisoner came and asked for Mrs. Stead.</p>
<p>Q. What passed in the room the first time he went there?</p>
<p>Blundell . I was not there the first time, but I was the second, and my mistress looked at the watch to see what it was o'clock; the watch was there when he was there; I went along with him, and he run away from me.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go along with him?</p>
<p>Blundell . I was to go to the Captain's, and I went all over Soho-square, and enquired of all the chairmen, and every where, and there was no such person as Capt. Johnson.</p>
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<p>Stead. I was afraid you had pistols.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did I threaten you?</p>
<p>Stead. No, you did not threaten me, for you run away directly .</p>
<p>Prisoner . I never was at your house.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to ask her, whether you threatned her or not, if you never was at her house ?</p>
<p>Prisoner . Because she said I had a bundle which she thought was pistols.</p>
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<p>[The plates were produced, and Mr. Meadows swore they were his property .]</p>
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Reynolds. The 6th of May, I stopped him and asked him, what he had got there? He said, he had some old iron and old lead. I examined what they were, and thought they must belong either to Mr. Meadows or Mr. Brotherton, because it was about the spot where their houses stood.</p>
<p>Q. Are these the plates you found in the possession of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Reynolds. I have had them all this while in my possession, and they are what I found upon the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say to you?</p>
<p>Reynolds . He said he bought them for six-pence.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you he bought the bag, and all the things in it, for six-pence?</p>
<p>Reynolds. He said he bought the bag, and all that was in it, for six-pence.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Meadows . Was there any direction given to any body, when any of these things were found, to carry them to any particular place?</p>
<p>Meadows. I ordered a man to be there, to take care of every thing that was taken out of the ruins .</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-2-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> for the Prisoner. I have known the prisoner about four year, and never heard any thing but that he was a very honest man.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Murray . He is a sailor.</p>
<p>Q. What family has he?</p>
<p>Murray . I think he has three children , but I did not enquire into his family.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The man has dealt with me three quarters of a year , and paid me very well.</p>
<p>Q. What did he buy of you?</p>
<p>Fulbrook . Gingerbread; his wife fells it; I never heard any thing against him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use to go to day labour.</p>
<p>Fulbrook . Yes, sometimes; and sometimes he worked at a brewhouse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-2-person51" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner several years, and he worked for brewers and other people.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use the sea?</p>
<p>Curning . I never was with him at sea; but he has left that off.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he left it off?</p>
<p>Curning. About twelve months.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-2-person52" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I know the prisoner very well.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him?</p>
<p>Ring . I have known him long enough.</p>
<p>Q. I ask you how long you have known him?</p>
<p>Ring. I have known him twenty years, and knew his father and mother, but never knew any harm of him.</p>
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<p>Collins. He married my mother.</p>
<p>[The plates and sheet were produced.]</p>
<p>Q. Do you know these goods to be Mr. Smith's?</p>
<p>Collins. I know the sheet to be Mr.
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<p>Q. Do you know the plates to be Mr. Smith's?</p>
<p>Collins. As to this plate I am very sure, because it was my mother's when she was a widow; and as to the others, I do believe them to be our plates, for we have others of the same mark now; we bought them at a sale.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260005"/>Collins. Mr. Smith keep the n Coffee-house by the Royal Exchange .</p>
<p>Q. What is the Prisoner ?</p>
<p>Collins . She was our servant.</p>
<p>Q. When did she come to live with you?</p>
<p>Collins . The Monday after the fire .</p>
<p>Q. How long did she live with your father?</p>
<p>Collins. Till the 27th of April.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to go then?</p>
<p>Collins. Because we thought she was not honest: we turned her away on suspicion, before the things were found; we found them at Mr. Worral's, a pawn-broker.</p>
<p>Mr. Glover . I am a lodger at Mr. Smith's; the Prisoner was suspected of being dishonest; I had missed some of my own things, and went to enquire after them, and these plates were at Mr. Worral's , and I heard the Prisoner say, that she took them out of Mr. Smith's house, and pawned them at Mr. Worral's.</p>
<p>Prisoner . I did not say, Mr. Glover , that I knew any thing of the plates .</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Worral. In Houndsditch. I have known the Prisoner seven or eight years, and I have taken things in of her several times.</p>
<p>Q. Was she ever a house-keeper in that time?</p>
<p>Worral. No: I knew her as a servant.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take these things in all together?</p>
<p>Worral . Yes: I took the plates and sheet in all together. Mr. Glover came to me to enquire for a shirt, and some other things, and I brought these plates down without being asked for them.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Glover. Have you paid the money for these things?</p>
<p>Glover . Yes, I have; because Mr. Worral was so very civil as to bring them down without their being asked for.</p>
<p>Prisoner . Pray, Miss , did not my mistress say, she did not know all her plates?</p>
<p>Collins. She did not know them all.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know there was one missing ?</p>
<p>Newman. I told them as I shewed them him, and I told eighteen of them, and there were but seventeen when I charged him with it: he denied it, and I said I would search him, and I took him into the back room and searched him; I felt in all his pockets , and could not find it .</p>
<p>Q. Did you find it?</p>
<p>Newman. Yes, I felt round his breeches , and felt it between the lining and the outside covering, and my master ripped it out.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the buckle.</p>
<p>Newman. This is the buckle I found upon him.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you lose them?</p>
<p>Apleford. The 25th of April.</p>
<p>Q. What made you suspect the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Apleford . I suspected her honesty.</p>
<p>Q. What was the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Apleford. She used to come to me on days, to go of errands.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got them again?</p>
<p>Apleford. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find them?</p>
<p>Apleford. I found them at Mr. Hewitt's, a pawn-broker in Aldersgate-street. I taxed her with it, and she owned it.</p>
<p>Q. When you taxed her with these things, did you tax her with stealing them?</p>
<p>Apleford. Yes; and I went to the pawn-broker's, and found them there.</p>
<p>Q. What were they pawned for?</p>
<p>Apleford. She said she had pawned them for 40 s. and the pawn-broker said they were pawned for 30 s.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take her along with you to the pawn-broker's?</p>
<p>Apleford. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say there?</p>
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<p>Q. Was there any money paid to the pawn-broker for them?</p>
<p>Apleford. No.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260006"/>Q. Did you make her any promises of being favourable to her before she told you where they were?</p>
<p>Apleford. Yes; and so I have been, for her crime was capital; she took a great many more things.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any mention made by her before the justice, how she came by them?</p>
<p>Apleford. She owned she took them, and carried them to the pawn-broker's.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-5-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Hewitt; the Prisoner was a sober honest creature, and always looked so, and used to bring things to pledge. When she brought these gowns, I said to her, these gowns are not yours, for they are not of your size; and I said, who do they belong to? She said, to her mistress, and that she had sent them by her; and if I had not known her so long as I have, I would not have taken them in.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-5-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner two or three years, and never heard any harm of her, and she was as quiet, sober a girl, as ever was, and never was given to drinking, or any thing ill.</p>
<p>Q. Has she any parents?</p>
<p>Ward. Her mother is here; her father is very ill in bed now.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17480526-5-person73"> Susanna Ward
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<p>
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<p>Q. How has she behaved?</p>
<p>Dillow. Very prettily; she is an honest, sober girl, and never went into any men's company, and and was never guilty of swearing, or any thing but this unhappy thing, which will be the death of her father.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-6-person79" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lost two gowns, one a silk gown, and the other a scarlet camblet.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Maidley. In
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<p>Q. Did you find them again?</p>
<p>Maidley. I found the silk gown under her petticoat , as she was going out of the house, and found the scarlet gown upon her back the next day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lend it her?</p>
<p>Maidley . No.</p>
<p>Q. Had she any cloak, or any thing to hide it?</p>
<p>Maidley . No.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in liquor?</p>
<p>Maidley. She was in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. When you found the silk gown under her petticoat, did you know that the camblet gown was gone?</p>
<p>Maidley. No; but when I found it upon her back, she pulled it off and gave it to me directly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-6-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My sister lost two gowns, and the Prisoner was very ready to deliver them back again; for she cried, and said she was heartily sorry for what she had done.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known her?</p>
<p>Maidley. About five months.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a sober woman?</p>
<p>Maidley. She is not apt to drink much.</p>
<p>Q. What is she?</p>
<p>Maidley. She is in the millenery business, but she has made away with her cloaths, and she cannot get employment in the milliners shops till she can get her cloaths again. I was present with my sister when the scarlet gown was found upon the Prisoner's back; but she was very much in liquor, and had behaved very well before this, and I believe she did not know what she did when she took them.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17480526-6-person81"> Ann Harley
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<interp inst="t17480526-6-person82" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am upon my oath. The Prisoner lodged with my son and daughter at this time, and there were drawers open, and she might have robbed them a great many times; and please you, my lord, I will tell you as true as there is a heaven and a God, I take her to be as honest a creature as any in the world; whether it was liquor, or what, or how it came, I cannot tell.</p>
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<p>Q. What did she come into your shop for?</p>
<p>Atkinson. I can't tell; she was not gone from the door, and my man brought her into the shop again, and called me up before he took his hands off her.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say for herself ?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260007"/>Atkinson. She cried, and fell down on her knees and asked pardon.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-7-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with William Atkinson I I was coming from dinner, and saw the Prisoner at the door stooping down. I thought she was tying her garter, and I turned my head on one side for two or three minutes; I turned about again, and asked her, whether she wanted to buy any thing? And seeing she had something, I asked her what she had got there? She said she had only picked up two or three rags; but she had got my master's coat and waistcoat.</p>
<p>Q. Where was she then?</p>
<p>Crab. She was upon the threshold of the door, and I took them from her.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say further?</p>
<p>Crab. She said she had found them at the door; I had brought them down to brush them, and had laid them upon a bedstead.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I said there are some things here, and if they belong to you take them; and Mrs. Atkinson fell upon me like a mad dog.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-7-person89" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17480526-7-person89" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner from a child.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that?</p>
<p>Holdsworth. About twenty years.</p>
<p>Q. What does she do for her living?</p>
<p>Holdsworth. She goes a nursing, or one thing or another.</p>
<p>Q. Where does she live?</p>
<p>Holdsworth. In Tooly-street.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Holdsworth. In Rosemary-lane, and she lived in Rosemary-lane some years ago.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever buy any cloaths of her?</p>
<p>Holdsworth . No, I never bought any of her in my life.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-7-person90" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17480526-7-person90" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner fourteen years.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Girtley. In Rosemary-lane, and the Prisoner lived there three or four years ago.</p>
<p>Q. What is her character?</p>
<p>Girtley. A very good one, I never heard a bad character of her in my life.</p>
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<p>Q. Who took it?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see him take it?</p>
<p>Jenns. I did not see him take it. He came into my shop, and asked for a shoe-maker, by a fictitious name that I knew nothing of, and he took a chair and sat down for seven or eight minutes; then he got up, passed his compliments, and said Sir, your humble servant, and shook hands with me with his right hand, and with his left he took a wig off a block. I presently missed the wig, and ran after him: I saw the wig in his left hand: I cried out, stop thief! and then he dropt the wig: I collar'd him: a constable happened to go by at the time, and I charged him with him.</p>
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<p>Q. What trade is he?</p>
<p>Matthews. He is a taylor by trade.</p>
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<p>Q. From whence?</p>
<p>Birch. Out of my kitchen; my servant can inform your lordship.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the woman?</p>
<p>Newton. I know her full well.</p>
<p>Q. What does she do?</p>
<p>Newton. She pretends to black shoes .</p>
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<p>Q. Where is the spoon?</p>
<p>Jones . This is the spoon.</p>
<p>Birch. I believe this to be my spoon.</p>
<p>Newton. This is my master's spoon.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I had the spoon among some broken victuals, that was given me at Mr. Birch's.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you find the lamb?</p>
<p>Parsons. Yes. The first thing we found was a lamb pye.</p>
<p>Q. Where does the Prisoner live?</p>
<p>Parsons. At Hendon . The pye was covered with a wet linen gown, and I pulled a leg of lamb out of a feather bed, and another man pulled out another.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see that pulled out?</p>
<p>Parsons. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say?</p>
<p>Taylor . Nothing but what he said before the Justice, that he had found it in the road.</p>
<p>Q. Found what in the road?</p>
<p>Taylor . The lamb.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have no body to speak a good word for me, or a bad one, only what they say now: This lamb lay dead in the road, and I took it up.</p>
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<p>Q. When was it lost?</p>
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<p>Q. Do you live at Mr. Macguire's?</p>
<p>Spencer. I lodge there. My wife was sitting at Mr. Macguire's door, the Prisoner came to the door with this pot in his hand, and bid my wife take it, and give it to Macguire. I said he had stole the pot, and he threw the pot down and run away; I followed him, and he had a knife in his hand, with a blade six inches long, and he threatened to rip me up.</p>
<p>Q. What name is there upon the pot?</p>
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<p>Q. Who was this
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<p>Prisoner. Where was the pot found?</p>
<p>Trevor . The pot was found upon the ground at Mr. Macguire's door.</p>
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<p>Maltus Paine. I am a pawnbroker in Bow-street, Bloomsbury. On Monday, the 9th of May, the Prisoner brought me a silver hilted sword, and, on the 14th of May, he brought these things, and I stopped him and the things too. The sword was advertised on the 10th of May.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say when he brought these things to you?</p>
<p>Champion. He wanted a guinea and an half upon them. I examined him about them, he seemed to be in a confusion, and said they were his little girls.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I rely upon the mercy of the Court.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you carry on your trade?</p>
<p>Bolus. In the parish of
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<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoners?</p>
<p>Bolus. We had missed yarn frequently.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose these goods?</p>
<p>Bolus. The first was about three months ago, and the last on the 29th of April.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose on the 29th of April.</p>
<p>Bolus . Forty-one pounds weight of linen yarn, and it was taken upon two of the Prisoners, Dicker and Palmer.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this yarn taken from?</p>
<p>Bolus. Out of our factory, where we employ a great many people in weaving, spinning, and sailcloth making. [The yarn was produced.]</p>
<p>Q. Is this your yarn?</p>
<p>Bolus. To the best of my knowledge it is, but Mr. Price is a better judge of that than I.</p>
<p>Robert Price. I am in partnership with
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<p>Q. Is that your yarn?</p>
<p>Price . Yes, I am sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by it again?</p>
<p>Price. I was going from St. John's Street to Charter-house Square on the 29th of April, and met
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<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Price. About ten in the morning, and I let
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<interp inst="t17480526-14-person157" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> go by me, and she had got a bag upon her head. After she had passed me, I looked at it, and thought it looked like yarn, by the packing of it; I said, Palmer, what have you got there? it seems to me to be yarn, and she was not willing to shew it me; but I took it off her head, and said, I believe it is our yarn; and I said, do you work for any body else? but she did not say any thing. They both worked for me the day before, and that very morning.</p>
<p>Q. You say you seized Palmer, and took the bag off her head?</p>
<p>Price . Yes, and it is our yarn; I can swear to it; and I took the bag from Palmer, and for fear she should make her escape, I called out for help, but no body would take any notice of me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you pursue Dicker?</p>
<p>Price. Yes, and took her. I said I would charge a constable with her; she desired I would let her go back to the factory, and she would carry it there, and she carried it to the factory; I had her before Justice Poulson, and she was committed, and about a week after I took up Palmer.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against Brooks?</p>
<p>Price . She said she was in partnership with all of them; I said, Mrs. Brooks, you have used me very ill, in stealing my goods, after I have trusted you with so much, and she acknowledged she had used me very ill.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing upon her?</p>
<p>Price . No, nothing upon her; but she said she would have had her daughter have left it off a great while ago?</p>
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<p>Q. Are you a constable?</p>
<p>Harlow. No; I am a carpenter, and work at the factory.
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<p>Q. What is the value of it?</p>
<p>Price. From ten pence to a shilling a pound. There was some of it the best sort of yarn, and Mrs. Lively said to them, if they would bring her some more of that yarn, she would send it into the country to be made into sheets.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Dennis. I was brought up an hostler, but I work for my mother, and she is a ropemaker.</p>
<p>Q. You hear that Dicker says she sold some yarn to you.</p>
<p>Dennis. She sold it to my mother.</p>
<p>Q. How much?</p>
<p>Dennis. About ten or twelve pounds at a time.</p>
<p>Q. Who sold any yarn to your mother?</p>
<p>Dennis. The old woman, Mrs. Brooks, brought it; but I never saw her bring any.</p>
<p>Q. Did Palmer ever bring any?</p>
<p>Dennis. I never saw her in my life.</p>
<p>Q. How many times might Brooks bring yarn?</p>
<p>Dennis. I believe five or six times.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any yarn found at your mother's?</p>
<p>Dennis. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought the yarn to your mother?</p>
<p>Dennis . The old woman always, her name is Brooks.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she bring the last?</p>
<p>Dennis. I believe it was the 28th or 29th of April, I cannot tell which.</p>
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<p>Price. I believe it is, but it has undergone an operation since.</p>
<p>Q. What operation?</p>
<p>Price. They have cut a length in two, to fit it for their use.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you any thing more to say?</p>
<p>Lively. No, I have said enough.</p>
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<p>Q. How came you to do that?</p>
<p>Dicker. I was persuaded to do it by this
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<interp inst="t17480526-14-person169" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Bolus.) Did you deliver your yarn to them to work at their own habitations?</p>
<p>Bolus. We did for about a fortnight, and we had a suspicion that we were robbed of our yarn, and afterwards they worked in our factory; and Dicker said they took it out of our factory.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-14-person170" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> (to Palmer.) What have you to say to your advising Dicker to take it?</p>
<p>Palmer. I never advised her to any such thing. Dicker gave it to me to carry for her, as a poor person may do, and she sometimes gave me two pence for carrying it.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you to carry it to?</p>
<p>Palmer. To an alehouse, the corner of Hosier-Lane, and Dicker and Sharpless took it from me.</p>
<p>
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<p>Bolus. About forty pounds and an half.</p>
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<p>Reynart Pieterz. On the 16th of this month I lost a handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose it?</p>
<p>Pieterz . Just by the Exchange.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your handkerchief?</p>
<p>Pieterz. It was upon the ground.</p>
<p>Q. But where was it before?</p>
<p>Pieterz. In my pocket, and I found it lying by the Prisoner's feet.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Pieterz. About two o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. What reason had you to think the Prisoner took it? was it only because you saw it lying at the Prisoner's feet?</p>
<p>Pieterz. No, my lord, here is a gentleman that saw him take it out of my pocket.</p>
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<p>Q. Did he drop it immediately?</p>
<p>Totton. No; he held it about a quarter of a minute; I believe he was confused, being so suddenly seized; and then he struck me, and endeavoured to force himself from me, and got away; but by the assistance of the keeper of the Exchange, he was taken.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My lord, I am troubled with fits, and sometimes I don't know what I do.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Kitchen . A victualler.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Kitchen. At the One-Ton, on Holborn-Hill .</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Kitchen. Twelve months.</p>
<p>Q. What does he do for his living?</p>
<p>Kitchen. He is a poor fellow that goes of errands; he used to run of errands for gentlemen at our house; he is very much troubled with fits, and is half an ideot.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never lose any thing by him?</p>
<p>Kitchen. No; nor never mistrusted him.</p>
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<p>Q. How long had she lived with you?</p>
<p>Silvester. About twelve weeks; they were stole out of her chamber where she lodged.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose.</p>
<p>Silvester. I lost the things mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss these things before she went away?</p>
<p>Silvester. Yes, I missed them all before she went away. I challenged her with them, and she said they were very safe, and should be forthcoming; she said she had sent the glass to be mended, but the other things were pawned. The goods were accordingly sent to my house by a porter, and left in the passage; but who sent them I cannot tell .</p>
<p>Q. How do you know he was a porter?</p>
<p>Silvester . Because he had a white apron on.</p>
<p>Q. When were they brought?</p>
<p>Silvester . Last Monday.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-16-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a neighbour of Mrs. Silvester's , and got a warrant, and was at the taking the Prisoner up, and heard every thing that passed.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say?</p>
<p>Acton. She said the things were very safe, and forthcoming, but they were pawned; and that Mrs. Silvester should have them very soon. I went with her before the Justice, and she was in the same tale there: She said they were pawned, but could not tell where they were.</p>
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<p>Q. Did the letter come before the goods or after them?</p>
<p>Silvester. After the goods.</p>
<p>Q. How long after?</p>
<p>Silvester. About an hour: this is the letter.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this to be her hand-writing?</p>
<p>Silvester. I know this to be her hand-writing, for I have seen her write.</p>
<p>[The Letter was read.]</p>
<p>'' Mrs. Silvester, I hope you have received your '' things, which is no small concern to me; but it '' will be a warning to me for the future; and if '' there are any more things missing, I will make '' them all up. There is no person I would sooner '' trust my life with, than Mrs. Silvester; and I '' beg, if you find a bill, that it may be ignoramus , '' and it will be the same thing to you, and then '' you need not appear in court; if you do, I '' shall have some punishment which you do not '' desire. I am very ill, but very much</p>
<p>'' your humble servant,</p>
<p>M. Adlam.''</p>
<p>Prisoner. My husband is a gentleman worth 200 l. a year, and is coming now from Jamaica in General
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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<p>Q. What have you to say about the silver tankard?</p>
<p>Humphrys . On Monday last I went to Honey-lane market; and when I came back, my tankard was taken away; and on Tuesday morning the tankard was advertised.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go out?</p>
<p>Humphrys. About four o'clock, and I returned, I believe, between five and six.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss it?</p>
<p>Humphrys. I did not miss it till half an hour after eleven at night.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the tankard?</p>
<p>Humphrys. I left it upon the dresser about four in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do when you missed it?</p>
<p>Humphrys. I could not do any thing; I asked my housekeeper where the tankard was?</p>
<p>Q. Was it your tankard?</p>
<p>Humphrys. Yes, and please your lordship.</p>
<p>Q. What became of your tankard?</p>
<p>Humphrys. The Prisoner took it.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Humphrys. She confessed it before my Lord Mayor. I had a suspicion of her, and I asked my house-keeper, if such a person had been at my house? My house-keeper told me she had not been there; but my boy told me she had been there. I sent for the Prisoner on Wednesday, and she came to my house, and there she confessed the taking the tankard. My house-keeper told me, she came to borrow a cloak: What! said I, to steal my tankard!</p>
<p>Q. What were the Prisoner's words when she confessed it?</p>
<p>Humphrys. She said she had pawned it in East-Smithfield, and she shewed me the house where the tankard was pawned. I went and asked for it, but the tankard was not shewn to me.</p>
<p>Q. Whose house was that?</p>
<p>Humphrys . Mrs. Heath's .</p>
<p>Q. What did Mrs. Heath say?</p>
<p>Humphrys. She is here in court.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it at Mrs. Heath's?</p>
<p>Humphrys. I did not see it at Mrs. Heath's; I carried the young woman at the bar to Tower-Hill, and there a gentlewoman that is here, and I, and the coachman we went with, saw the tankard.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-17-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable of the parish Mrs. Humphrys lives in; she sent for me, and this young woman at the bar,
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<interp inst="t17480526-17-person193" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , was brought to Mrs. Humphrys's house, and they went up one pair of stairs: She taxed her with taking the tankard, and she owned it, and she desired Mrs. Humphrys would be as favourable as possible. I went with Mrs. Humphrys to Mrs. Heath's, and she would not own that she had taken the tankard in as a pawn; but she owned at last, that she had bought it outright, and had given 4 l. 18 s. for it; 4 s. 6 d. an ounce; but then Mrs. Heath would not give us the tankard without we paid the money down; and I was obliged to get a warrant from justice Rickards, to take up Mrs. Heath and demand the tankard of her; and the warrant was served upon her, and then she brought the tankard forthcoming, and it was delivered into
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<p>Q. Look at the Prisoner, do you know her?</p>
<p>Heath. I believe her to be the person I bought the tankard of. [Mr. Barber, the headborough, produced the tankard.]</p>
<p>Q. Is that the tankard?</p>
<p>Heath. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give her for it?</p>
<p>Heath. I gave her 5 l. 18 s. I gave her two guineas and a half, and half a crown. I am not a pawnbroker, I keep a silversmith's shop.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Am I the person that sold it you?</p>
<p>Heath. Yes, I think you are.</p>
<p>Prisoner. There was another woman that sold it you, I did not.</p>
<p>Heath. There was another with her, who stood at the door, but the Prisoner brought it, and took the money for it.</p>
<p>Q. What did the Prisoner say to you?</p>
<p>Heath. She told me a plausible story, and said her husband gave it her to sell to pay her debts. It has been reported in my neighbourhood, that I bought it for forty shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-17-person196" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner is the person who sold the tankard to my mistress. I was washing my hands, and the Prisoner was in the room with me, while my mistress went to fetch the money.</p>
<p>Q. How much money did your mistress give her?</p>
<p>Gibbons. Five guineas and a half in gold, and two shillings and sixpence in silver.</p>
<p>Prisoner , to Mrs. Heath . Am I the person that brought it to you?</p>
<p>Heath. Yes, you are.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Are you sure of it?</p>
<p>Heath. Yes, I am.</p>
<p>Prisoner . Then, madam, I am not the person,
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<p>[Mrs. Humphrys swore that the tankard was her property.]</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Slater. I live at Snow-Hill.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Slater. I have known her several years, and her parents twenty years, and I never heard any body give her a bad character, but that of an industrious person for working; and her parents are honest , industrious people; her mother goes a chairing to gentlemens houses, and her father is at sea now.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-17-person200" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner seven or eight years; she has gone out to work with her mother, and the people never lost any thing by her. I never heard an ill character of her in my life.</p>
<p>
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<p>Mrs. Humphrys . My Lord, I beg leave to speak to your Lordship: I did promise the Prisoner, before she confessed the thing, that if she would acknowledge it, I would not hurt her, and that I would not send her to Newgate.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you a married woman or a single woman?</p>
<p>Tod. A married woman.</p>
<p>Q. What is your husband's name?</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Tod. In Queen's-head Alley, Wapping, at number four.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Tod. On the 29th of April the Prisoner came to my house.</p>
<p>Q. Do you keep a publick house?</p>
<p>Tod. No, a private house. He knocked at the door, and I opened it, and let him in; he enquired for my eldest sister, and he said to me , your servant, madam, how do you do? I have not seen you these fifteen years.</p>
<p>Q. Did he do any thing to you?</p>
<p>Tod. He said good morrow to me, and that he was come to take his leave of me, and insisted upon sending for some fine tea; he gave the child two pence halfpenny to fetch some, and when the child was gone out of the house, he took the poker from the fireplace, as I was going to make a toast, and threatened me.</p>
<p>Q. Had you no body in the house with you?</p>
<p>Tod. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a poker that was in the fire?</p>
<p>Tod. No, it stood in the chimney-side. He came up to me and cursed me, and said, I am a decayed gentleman, deliver to me twenty guineas this minute; and he said, make no words, you b - h, give it me this minute; I said I had no such sum as that, and he knocked me down, and the blood run down very fast.</p>
<p>Q. Did he knock you down before he made his demand, or after?</p>
<p>Tod. He knocked me down upon the spot, just after he demanded the money, and held the poker over my head all the time; I was cut down the side of my face, and several places in my head; he stamped upon me too, and he wanted me to go up stairs to give him the twenty guineas, and he dragged me by the hair of my head to the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260014"/> staircase, and he went to cut my throat; here is the mark, if it was day light you might see it; I lay on my back entirely, and as I lay in my gore he struck me with the poker, and gave me a cut in my head; the wounds are not quite well yet, but I have exceeding good flesh to heal. I had a matter of twelve wounds in my head and neck. [Mrs. Tod produced some linen she had on at that time, which was very bloody.] And he said, you b - h, don't cry out, or make any noise, for if you do, I will knock you down, and murder you afterwards. I got the poker from him, and threw it over my head, and it went into a closet; he kneeled upon my breast, and kept me down for six or seven minutes, I got from under him, and jumped into the street.</p>
<p>Q. Was he taken immediately?</p>
<p>Tod. He was taken soon after, and I lost four guineas and an half, and three shillings and six-pence.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you indict him for the robbery?</p>
<p>Tod. I have indicted him both for the robbery * and the assault.</p>
<p> * She had preferred a bill of indictment against him for the robbery, but the Grand Jury found it Ignoramus.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your husband?</p>
<p>Tod. I expect him every day from Jamaica.</p>
<p>Q. What is your husband?</p>
<p>Tod. He is gone for
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<p>Prisoner. She struck me with the poker.</p>
<p>Court (to Mrs. Tod.) Did you strike him with the poker?</p>
<p>Tod. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Court. What is the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Tod. He is a
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<p>Prisoner. This is all as false as God is true, for I never struck her. Did not Justice Mainwairing ask you, whether you would swear that I took any money from you?</p>
<p>Tod. Yes; he asked me whether I would swear it, and I said I could swear it, but I did not see you take the money out of the chest.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Hardy . My husband is a carpenter of a man of war.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Hardy . I live about two doors from Mrs. Tod, I heard a cry of murder, and I heard that a strange man was beating Mrs. Tod. I do not say I saw it, but the rumour of it carried me out of my house, and I found her all in her gore .</p>
<p>Q. Was she got into the house again before you got there?</p>
<p>Hardy. Yes; she was all over blood , and I could not tell what she was made of , she was so prodigiously bloody.</p>
<p>Q. Was she able to speak?</p>
<p>Hardy. Very little, she was almost murdered, and about ten minutes afterwards, news was brought that the man was taken; the people heard that he run down Queen's-head Alley, and down the waterside, to get into a boat, and they run after him and took him. He was very wet; he had ruffles on, and a neck, but when he came to be searched, he had no shirt; after that we endeavoured to get the gentlewoman to herself. There were six cuts in her head, and the least of them was an inch and an half long.</p>
<p>Q. Was he brought back to the house?</p>
<p>Hardy. No, he was not brought back to the house, he was carried to the cage; and he was so wet, that we thought he had tumbled into the water.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say when he was in the cage?</p>
<p>Hardy. He said he had drank a pint of gin that morning, and did not know what he did. We asked him what he went there for, he said he knew the gentlewoman's father and mother, and went to see her.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Hardy. This was not ten o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Was he drunk then?</p>
<p>Hardy . No, he was as sober as he is now.</p>
<p>Prisoner. They are vile scandalous women; and when I have a little gin, I am crazy .</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Andrews. Just by Mrs. Tod, by the back of Wapping Chapel. A woman came to me, and said, for God's sake come, for Mrs. Tod is almost murdered by a man who has been at her house to day. I said to Mrs. Tod, who has been here? she said Mr. Rooke the lawyer. I went to six places before I could get a surgeon, and then we sent for Dr. Scot, and he sent for a barber, and the barber came and shaved those places on her head that were cut, and she was carried in a chair by two men, (for she could not walk after her
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<p>Q. Did the Prisoner give any account how he came to do this?</p>
<p>Andrews. He said he wanted twenty guineas, for he was going to the city of York; and the Justice said to him, what did you do it for? he said he did not know, he thought the devil was in him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him before?</p>
<p>Andrews. Yes, I saw him the day before. Mrs. Tod sent her girl to me, to desire I would come, for Mr. Rooke was there; I said I could not come; the child said I must come; and I said, I will come. When I came there, Mr. Rooke was sitting by the side of the table, and he said, Madam, will you please to eat any thing? and I said, No, sir, I have just dined; and he asked whether I would drink any tea, and I said no.</p>
<p>Q. Did he treat you?</p>
<p>Andrews. I did not want to be treated by him. We had some falmon, but he brought it in his pocket.</p>
<p>Prisoner . You swear nothing but falsities .</p>
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<p>Tod. Yes, he was there then, and brought some falmon.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Collingwood. Yes. About a fortnight before this affair happened, the Prisoner came to my sister's, and enquired after us. I had not seen him for fifteen years, and I said, Mr. Rooke, I thought you had been dead, and we made a little bumbo, and he said he would put us in a way of getting an estate. He asked where I lived, and said he would call upon me; I said it would not be agreeable for him to call where I was, for I was not much at home; and I desired he would call upon my sister.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this fact? Did you see your sister in this condition ?</p>
<p>Collingwood . Yes, I did, and I saw her before the Justice , and he said he had drunk a pint of gin that morning.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was not I searched before the Justice?</p>
<p>Collingwood . Yes, you was. He said he threw himself into the river.</p>
<p>Prisoner . Mrs. Tod fell down, and struck her head against the stairs, and she struck me with the poker; and to shew the malice of this woman , she has raised up two boys to swear , that I threw this money into the Thames. She picked up a solicitor at Hick's Hall, and he said there were four guineas and a half thrown into the Thames by me; said I, do you know this? and he said, I have persons to swear it; and she said she would transport me or hang me. She had no money, for I was to lend her money till I could get a house out of the mortgagee's hands. I had the honour twice to be admitted an attorney , once by Mr . Justice Price, and once by Mr. Justice Denton. This is an artful laid thing. I lodged in her father's and mother's house, and spent a great deal of money there; and once or twice a week she and her sister went through my room when I was asleep, and took my money. There was a quarrel between me and the Prosecutrix, but I had no manner of intention to commit a robbery or any act of violence; for I went to enquire after her youngest sister, Polly, and she said I dare not let you see her, for if she is catched, she will be hanged [for her mother and she were transported.] I cannot say how I hurt her, for I never struck her with the poker; and that poker could not be bent so, if it was taken to any anvil; I have been robbed at their house, from time to time, of two or three guineas a week.</p>
<p>Q. If these persons were of that character, what made you go there?</p>
<p>Eliz. Tod. I was but a child when he lodged at my father's house.</p>
<p>Jury. We should be glad to know what Mrs. Collingwood's husband is?</p>
<p>Collingwood. My husband is master of a Guinea-man .</p>
<p>Jury. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Collingwood. In Queen's-Square, Ratcliff-Highway .</p>
<p>Jury. Why was it improper for him to come to your house?</p>
<p>Collingwood. I thought it improper.</p>
<p>Jury. For what reason.</p>
<p>Collingwood. Why then, Gentlemen of the Jury, I will tell you. My husband has been gone these six years, trading on the coast of Guinea; and he being gone so long I was forced to take a lodging, and take in plain work, and go out to ironing. As to my sister, she lives in a very creditable manner, I do assure you.</p>
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<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did this woman take any thing from you?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes; two guineas.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it?</p>
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<p>Q. Did she take any thing besides the two guineas?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes; 28 shillings in silver.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the money?</p>
<p>Jones. In my breeches-pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it?</p>
<p>Jones. About four o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been with her?</p>
<p>Jones. I was in a house with her; I was in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see her before?</p>
<p>Jones. I never saw her before.</p>
<p>Q. What room was it in?</p>
<p>Jones. Up one pair of stairs, or two pair of stairs; it was there about.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a bed in the room?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, there were two.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to bed with her?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes, and I laid my breeches under my head.</p>
<p>Q. So, though you was in liquor, you was so careful as to lay your breeches under your head.</p>
<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the Prisoner go?</p>
<p>Jones . I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss her?</p>
<p>Jones. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. But did she take your breeches as well as the money?</p>
<p>Jones. No, only my money; I had a watch in my breeches, but I got that again by a girl in the house.</p>
<p>Q. Do you chairmen use to carry so much money about you?</p>
<p>Jones. Sometimes we do. Three or four days afterwards I went to the same house to speak to her, and I asked her, whether she took my money? and she said, if I would stay till the next morning, and not take her up that night, she would get a lawyer to give me the money again, or a note for it.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do then? did you take her up?</p>
<p>Jones. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did she confess any thing after that?</p>
<p>Jones. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had you your money again?</p>
<p>Jones. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the Prisoner's taking any thing from this man?</p>
<p>Dicey . She waked me in the morning, and wanted me to drink a dram.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in bed with this man?</p>
<p>Dicey. No; she had been in bed with him for some time, and got up and went away, and we had a quartern of liquor, and then we had some small-beer brought up in a punch-bowl, and she said I will go to bed to my husband again; I saw her pull off all her things but her gown, and go into bed; and I saw her upon her knees in the bed.</p>
<p>Q. To whom did she go to bed?</p>
<p>Dicey. To the chairman; I heard the money chink, and she tossed me a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her take the money?</p>
<p>Dicey. I saw her take it out of his breeches.</p>
<p>Q. How much did she take.</p>
<p>Dicey. I saw her take some gold, but how much I cannot tell: There was one
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<p>Q. Are you sure this is the woman that was in bed with the chairman?</p>
<p>Dicey. I am very sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. to Eliz. Macguire. Do you know the Prisoner ?</p>
<p>Macguire. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Macguire. We all live together.</p>
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<p>Macguire. I did not; I drank a dram, and she said she would go to bed to her husband.</p>
<p>Q. And did she go to bed?</p>
<p>Macguire . She did, and pulled off all her things but her gown, and sat up in bed.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any of the money?</p>
<p>Macguire. She tossed me a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say she gave it you for?</p>
<p>Macguire. Asking your pardon, she said it was for my backside, and two or three more gentlemen.
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<interp inst="t17480526-20-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner stripped my child of every thing it had on almost, and he came home with only an apron pinned about him.</p>
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<p>Hughes. I don't know the time of the day; it was the day the King went to the parliament house.</p>
<p>Q. How came the child to go out?</p>
<p>Hughes. He went by himself into the Park, to see the King go to the house.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the child?</p>
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<p>Q. What time did the child come home?</p>
<p>Hughes. About five o'clock. I was going by Mrs. Cooke's door, and saw my child's stays hanging up; and I said to her, these are my stays, and asked her, whether she did not buy a green camblet skirt and a frock with them? she said, yes, and I desired, if the Prisoner came again, that she would let me know.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you deal in these things?</p>
<p>Cooke . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Cooke . About four o'clock in the afternoon the Prisoner brought a frock, a skirt, and a pair of stays to me to sell. I took them in my hand, and saw they were very poor things, and asked her how she came by them? she said they were her brother's things, and that he had been put out to nurse, and was almost starved, and that his mother must sell them for bread, and I bought them. (Mrs. Hughes's child has the things on now) Mr. Hughes seeing the stay hang up as she came along, said to me, that was her stay, and asked me if I did not buy a skirt and a frock with it? and I said, yes. She desired me, if I saw the person again, to let her know. On the Monday following, the Prisoner came and offered me a gown: I looked at her, and thought it was the same woman; and my servant said, did not I buy a frock and a shirt of you? and she said, yes: then, said I, that is the woman that stript the child. I sent to Mrs. Hughes, and she took her up.</p>
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<p>Q. What had the Prisoner been?</p>
<p>Tufnell. The Prisoner had lived with me as a servant between three or four years, and had been gone about six months.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did he break into your house?</p>
<p>Tufnell . He broke a pane of glass, unscrew'd the pin of the back window, and unbolted a back door that goes into the yard; from thence he went into a parlour, where there was a bureau, and broke two locks open, and out of that bureau took 212 guineas and an half, and a silver watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you?</p>
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<p>Q Was any body in the house?</p>
<p>Tufnell. All my family, but myself.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know this?</p>
<p>Tufnel. In the morning, when the servants got up, they told Mrs. Tufnell, and she sent a letter into the country for me; upon which I came to town, and when I saw the nature of the breaking open this bureau, I suspected this man, and knew it could be no other person but him, or one other person. I got a warrant, and went to his lodging in New-Tothill Street, Westminster, with Mr. Neale and the constable, and sent them up, but I staid below. They found the Prisoner, and charged him with this theft, and they found the watch and money upon him.</p>
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<p>Tufnell. This is my watch.</p>
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<p>Tufnell . Yes.</p>
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<p>Neale. Yes; but he had taken six guineas out of the bag, and put it into another.</p>
<p>The Prisoner made no defence, but begged for the mercy of the Court.</p>
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<p>White. No. But on Wednesday, the 18th of this instant I was coming from Westham, and this woman picked me up.</p>
<p>Q. At what time?</p>
<p>White. Between two and three in the morning, by Whitechapel Church.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by picking you up?</p>
<p>White. That she said I must go home along with her.</p>
<p>Q. And did you go home with her?</p>
<p>White. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where was that?</p>
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<p>White. A woman; and the Prisoner said she wanted some beer, and the other woman went for it; in the mean time she got hold of my watch, as I was next her.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sitting by her?</p>
<p>White. No, we were standing.</p>
<p>Q. Was the other woman there then?</p>
<p>White. No; she went for some beer, and she came back again, and said she could not get any, and in about five or six minutes, the Prisoner got hold of my watch again.</p>
<p>Q. Did she put her hand into your breeches?</p>
<p>White. No, she put it into my coat pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Was your watch in your coat pocket when you went into the room?</p>
<p>White. No.</p>
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<p>White. Yes, it was in my fob before, and she had almost got it out, so I put it into my coat pocket, and in about five minutes more she got it out; I got hold of her hand, and she called to the other woman to aid and assist her.</p>
<p>Q. What did she want the other woman to aid and assist her for?</p>
<p>White. To take the watch out of her hand.</p>
<p>Q. You did not stand passive all the while, did you?</p>
<p>White. No, we were talking all the time.</p>
<p>Q. What were you talking about?</p>
<p>White. She asked me several questions, how I lived, &c. I said she had got my watch, and desired to have it again; and she said she had it not. Presently her husband came into the room, and then I did not make any more disturbance about it.</p>
<p>Q I don't find you made any disturbance before.</p>
<p>White. None at all. I went two or three times afterwards the same day, and I enquired for her in the neighbourhood, and she was not to be found. I went the next day to the room where she lodged, and her husband was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was that in the room you was in before?</p>
<p>White. They had moved their lodging, I got a warrant, and took the Prisoner's husband up, and asked, whether he knew where the watch was? he said he knew nothing at all about it, and desired me to be easy and favourable. I desired he would send for his wife, which he did; and before she came, I asked him whether he could give me any information about it? and if he did, it would be the better for him; and as I was going along, I met the Prisoner, and we all went to a publick house, and there I asked the Prisoner what she had done with the watch? she said she had borrowed 45 s. upon it. Then we went before a justice, and she declared, to him, that her husband was innocent of the fact, and swore so, and she said she was the person that took it, and borrowed the money upon it.</p>
<p>Q. to White. You knew before that, that she had no hand in it?</p>
<p>White. No, I did not, for it was in the dark.</p>
<p>Q. So as to what you have said concerning her taking the watch out of your pocket, and bidding the other woman take it out of your hand; all this time you were in the dark?</p>
<p>White. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Bird. I am constable.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of this matter?</p>
<p>Bird. Mr. White brought me a warrant to take up
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<interp inst="t17480526-22-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and his wife, and I took him up, and we went to a publick-house , and the Prisoner came to clear her husband; and she said he was innocent of the affair, and owned herself to be guilty, and Mr. White said, that is your Prisoner; so I took her into custody, and waited an hour and a half before we went before a magistrate; she owned it at the publick-house , and before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. What did she own before the justice?</p>
<p>White. She owned she took the watch from me, and not her husband.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was not you in liquor?</p>
<p>White. I was a little in liquor to be sure.</p>
<p>Mr. Glegg. I went with
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<p>Q. Was he sober?</p>
<p>Glegg . He was a little cherry-merry ; he came to me the next morning, and said he had lost his watch: we went to the house, and they were moved, and he offered the gentleman a crown if he would let him know where they were moved to; and we got the man, and he told us where his wife was at work; but telling her that her husband was in hold, she presently followed him, and told us that she took the watch, and that her husband was innocent.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I might say what I did not do, for I did not take it, and know nothing of its being gone; but in my fright I might say that I took it, because my husband was in trouble; but I don't know what I said in the fright, for I know myself to be innocent; it was the other woman that took it, and not I.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you lost any thing?</p>
<p>Miller. My wife knows, I don't know what I lost.</p>
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<p>Miller. I don't know any thing of him.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you lost any thing?</p>
<p>Miller. Yes, to my sorrow.</p>
<p>Q. What?</p>
<p>Miller . Some cloaths.</p>
<p>Q When did you lose them?</p>
<p>Miller. Last Wednesday night.</p>
<p>Q. What makes you think the Prisoner was concerned in taking them?</p>
<p>Miller . Because the Prisoner's brother lives in the same house with me, and when he came to see his brother he stole them.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got the things again?</p>
<p>Miller . I have nothing but one shift and an apron.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find them?</p>
<p>Miller. In Houndsditch.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go into Houndsditch?</p>
<p>Miller. The Prisoner took me there; these are the things.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Prisoner say how he came by them?</p>
<p>Miller. He said he took them out of my room; the key was in my door, and when he went up stairs to his brother, he robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give any thing to get them out of the pawn-broker's hands?</p>
<p>Miller. No, the pawn-broker gave them me freely.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-23-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, I took the prisoner before the justice, and he said he sold the things in two places, one part for 10 d. and the other for a shilling; he said he sold the child's things in the Back-Lane in St. George's in the East.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find them?</p>
<p>Miller. No, we could not find them there.</p>
<p>Q. What did you find in Houndsditch?</p>
<p>Miller. We went up one pair of stairs, and found an apron and a shift: the woman denied the having them at first; and I told her the boy had sworn it, and I said I must have the things, or I would carry her along with us; and then she said they were not bought, they were pawned.</p>
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<p>Q. Where were they taken from?</p>
<p>Spackman. They were taken from a lower part of the house; there were ten planes stole, nine were my own, and one a journeyman's .</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
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<p>Q. When did you lose the first?</p>
<p>Spackman. About the first of April.</p>
<p>Q. When did you lose the last?</p>
<p>Spackman. The latter end of April, the Prisoner confessed where he had sold them. I got some of them again.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find your planes?</p>
<p>Spackman. At
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<p>Q. How came you to find them there?</p>
<p>Spackman. The Prisoner went along with us and the constable.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My master Williams bought them of me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. My master bought one plane of me for two pence, and he said if I brought more, he would buy them.</p>
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<p>Williams. I live in Crown Court, in Fleet-street, and keep a house there.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she take them herself?</p>
<p>Flower . She secured them in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. What in your shop, or Mrs. Wycherly's?</p>
<p>Flower. No, in the shop where the goods were found. The minute I saw the Prisoner's face , I was certain to her face, for I was too well acquainted with her, and knew she had been too often with me, and the person who was in my shop positively said she was the person who was in the shop that night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find your goods again?</p>
<p>Flower. I got part of them at Mrs. Loach's, in Bow-street, Bloomsbury , and part of them in Holborn .</p>
<p>[The handkerchiefs were produced.]</p>
<p>Q. Are these the handkerchiefs that were taken out of your shop?</p>
<p>Flower . Yes; here are seven of them, and there have been six sold.</p>
<p>Q. You are sure the whole thirteen were your handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>Flower. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Pris. Coun. You say there were two women in your shop, you don't know who took them?</p>
<p>Flower. I do not.</p>
<p>Q. If you had met the Prisoner in Cheapside. could you have known her?</p>
<p>Flower. If I had looked at her earnestly I should have known her again.</p>
<p>Court. Are you sure she is the person?</p>
<p>Flower. Yes.</p>
<p>Pris. Coun. Are you sure that these are part of your goods?</p>
<p>Flower. Yes , I am sure of it, because I never sold any but singly .</p>
<p>Q. They are a common sort of handkerchiefs, are there no other of that pattern but what you had?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260023"/>Flower . There are some; though but few.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you seen the Prisoner before?</p>
<p>Esham. Yes, I have seen her about three times in my shop.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your shop?</p>
<p>Esham. In Holborn.</p>
<p>Q What business is yours?</p>
<p>Esham. I deal in clothes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of these handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>Esham. About the 16th or 17th of this instant the Prisoner came with some handkerchiefs to my shop, and another woman with her.</p>
<p>Q. What did they come for?</p>
<p>Esham. With handkerchiefs, and I bought six of them, and gave her eighteen shillings for them, and I thought it was a very good price.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe these to be the handkerchief?</p>
<p>Esham . I believe they are. Mr. Flower came to my shop.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to come there?</p>
<p>Esham. He was informed by Mrs. Wycherly, that she believed she could help him to the handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. When did Mr. Flower come to your shop?</p>
<p>Esham. Mr. Flowe came to my shop on Saturday last, in the morning, and said I had got very pretty handkerchiefs , and he looked at them, and said he believed they were his, and I went with him to the Justice's.</p>
<p>Pris. Coun. Did Mr. Flower say positively, that they were his handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>Esham. Mr. Flower said he could positively swear to this piece (the red ones) but not to the others.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any reason to suspect the Prisoner ?</p>
<p>Esham . No.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen the Prisoner often?</p>
<p>Esham . I had seen her about three times.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you seen the Prisoner before?</p>
<p>Loach. Yes, three times.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Loach . In Bow-street, Bloomsbury.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to see her there?</p>
<p>Loach. The Prisoner and another woman brought some handkerchiefs, and they sold me seven of them for twenty shillings.</p>
<p>Q. When did you buy them?</p>
<p>Loach. Some time last week, but I cannot be sure what day.</p>
<p>Q. How came the handkerchiefs to be out of your custody?</p>
<p>Loach. I put them out to sale, and Mrs. Wycherly came and looked at them, and asked me the price of them, I asked her three shillings and sixpence, and she was to give me three shillings. I gave two shillings and sixpence for them.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Flower come afterwards?</p>
<p>Loach. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say they were his?</p>
<p>Loach. He did as good as say so, but he was not quite positive; he could scarcely say they were his?</p>
<p>Q. What did he say?</p>
<p>Loach. He said he could not swear they were his, but at last he was positive, and then he took them away.</p>
<p>Q. So you are sure the Prisoner at the bar was one of the women that brought them to your house?</p>
<p>Loach. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. What have you to say?</p>
<p>Robinson. I saw the Prisoner in Mr. Flower's shop, while I was buying some tape.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it?</p>
<p>Robinson. I cannot be certain; but to the best of my knowledge it was Tuesday was sevennight. There were two women in the shop, and when I came in I was the third.</p>
<p>Q. What were they doing?</p>
<p>Robinson. The young man was cutting off a handkerchief.</p>
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<p>Q. What have you to say against the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Bishop. The Prisoner and another woman came into the shop to buy some handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. Are you Mr. Flower's servant?</p>
<p>Bishop. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Bishop. I believe it was Tuesday or Wednesday sevennight.</p>
<p>Q. What did they say?</p>
<p>Bishop. When they came into the shop, they said they wanted a handkerchief with a border; I shewed them some, and they did not like them; I reached some more down, and they did not like them; then they wanted a sattinet handkerchief, I shewed them some, and we bargained for four shillings and sixpence for one. I had begun to cut it off, but my master cut it quite off, and took the money for it.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260024"/>Prisoner . I do not know but they might be stole , but I bought the muslin and the handkerchiefs together, and I sold the muslin first, and the handkerchiefs afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Where di d you buy the handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>Prisoner. In Dean-street, Soho .</p>
<p>Q. Of who?</p>
<p>Prisoner . Of a pedling sort of a man, who looked very well; he said he wanted money, and was going into the country; I went into an alehouse, and bought them. The gentlewoman, who was along with me, is gone away, she was so frightened .</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known her?</p>
<p>Smith. Eight or nine years.</p>
<p>Q. Has she a husband?</p>
<p>Smith. Yes, he is a sailor.</p>
<p>Q. What business does she follow?</p>
<p>Smith. She follows her needle.</p>
<p>Rose Conway. I have known the Prisoner three or four years.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of her?</p>
<p>Conway . I never knew any thing but what was honest by her.</p>
<p>Q. What business does she follow?</p>
<p>Conway . I don't know that she follows any business .</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-25-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner three years, she lodged in my house about three or four months.</p>
<p>Q. How long ago was this?</p>
<p>Churchill. This time twelve month.</p>
<p>Q. How did she get her livelyhood?</p>
<p>Churchill . Her husband belonged to the Prince
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<p>Pris . Coun. Then she was in good circumstances I suppose.</p>
<p>Churchill . She paid me very honestly .</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-25-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner better than four years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever know her charged with a crime of this nature before?</p>
<p>Conway. Never; and I never heard any harm of her.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I bought them at the Crown Alehouse, in Dean-street, Soho.
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17480526-25-off147 t17480526-25-crimeloc149"/>, twenty-seven yards and a half of muslin, value 7 l. the property of
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Wycherly. In
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<p>Q. What shop do you keep?</p>
<p>Wycherly. A
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of losing any muslin ?</p>
<p>Wycherly . Yes, I lost twenty-seven yards and a half of muslin out of my shop.</p>
<p>Q. When was it?</p>
<p>Wycherly . I think it was this day fortnight, in the evening, as near as I can remember.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the muslin when it was lost?</p>
<p>Wycherly . I believe it was upon my Counter.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Wycherly . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did she come into your Shop for?</p>
<p>Wycherly. She and another woman came under pretence of buying some muslin, but they bought half a yard of cambrick; I suspected them, and I did not like them.</p>
<p>Q. What reason had you to suspect them?</p>
<p>Wycherly . Because they pulled the cambricks and lawns about very much, and spread out very near a whole piece of cambrick.</p>
<p>Q. What happened after this?</p>
<p>Wycherly . They went away.</p>
<p>Q When did you miss this muslin?</p>
<p>Wycherly . I missed it that evening.</p>
<p>Q. Where was that muslin?</p>
<p>Wycherly. To the best of my knowledge it was in a drawer upon the end of the counter. There is one
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<interp inst="t17480526-25-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who deals with me, said she had bought some muslin at a shop in Holborn, and asked my opinion of it?</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after?</p>
<p>Wycherly . The Tuesday or Wednesday following, and she shewing me the muslin, I thought it looked so much like mine, that I believed it to be mine; and I asked her what she gave a yard for it ? she said 4 s. 6 d. and that cost me 6 s. a yard. I then desired that
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<p>Q. You did not go with them?</p>
<p>Wycherly . No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it that they bought it?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260025"/>Wycherly. At the Anchor; I don't know the gentlewoman's name.</p>
<p>Q. What is your servant's name?</p>
<p>Wycherly. It is Betty; but I don't know her other name.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Prisoner afterwards?</p>
<p>Wycherly. Yes, I took her and
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<interp inst="t17480526-25-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> at a shop in Holborn, and the Prisoner said she had sold one of the pieces in Bow-street, Bloomsbury .</p>
<p>Q. What was there of it?</p>
<p>Wycherly. There were twenty yards of yard-wide, and seven yards and a half of yard and half-wide: I went the next morning to that shop in Bow-street, and there I heard where the other muslin was.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you servant to Mrs. Wycherly?</p>
<p>Instant. Yes, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sent into Holborn with Mrs. Wells?</p>
<p>Instant. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Give an account of that.</p>
<p>Instant. Mrs. Wells and I went to the shop in Holborn.</p>
<p>Q. What is the name of the person who keeps it?</p>
<p>Instant. Esham, it is a clothes-shop. I asked her how she came by the muslin, and who she bought it of? she said she bought it of a Holland trader. I asked her what sort of a person it was? she said there were two, one was a tall woman, and the other a short one, and she said she bought it of the short one,
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<p>Q. What, did she say she bought of
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<p>Instant. She said she bought seven yards and an half of yard and half-wide muslin.</p>
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<p>Q. Give an account what muslin you bought of the Prisoner?</p>
<p>Esham . On the 13th instant the Prisoner brought seven yards and an half of muslin to my shop, and she said she had ten yards of another sort.</p>
<p>Q. And did you buy this of her?</p>
<p>Esham . I bought seven yards and an half of her.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the woman at the bar?</p>
<p>Esham . Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You did not buy the other, I think.</p>
<p>Esham . No, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you buy the other?</p>
<p>Esham. I bid her money for the seven yards and an half, and she went out of the shop and went away. She came a second time, and said she had sold the other piece .</p>
<p>Q. What price did you give for that muslin?</p>
<p>Esham. 3 s. 6 d. a yard.</p>
<p>Q. How wide is it?</p>
<p>Esham. Yard and half wide.</p>
<p>
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<p>The same day the Prisoner at the bar came to me, and I bought some muslin of her.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it?</p>
<p>Loach. I think it was this day fortnight.</p>
<p>Q. What do you deal in?</p>
<p>Loach. I deal in clothes, as that gentlewoman does [Mrs. Esham]. I bought twenty yards of muslin of the Prisoner, it was but yard wide, and I gave her 3 s. 6 d. a yard for it; I have sold all the muslin, unless one yard that I kept for my own use.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got that here?</p>
<p>Loach. Yes, I have.</p>
<p>[The muslin was produced.]</p>
<p>Mrs. Wycherly. Here is another yard that was bought at Mrs. Loach's; I suspected my muslin to be there, and I sent a young woman to buy a yard of it.</p>
<p>Q. Is that your muslin?</p>
<p>Wycherly. Yes, they are both mine.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any mark upon them?</p>
<p>Wycherly. No.</p>
<p>Q. What, don't you mark your goods at the end?</p>
<p>Wycherly. Yes; but neither of these are marked.</p>
<p>Q. Is not one of them the fag end?</p>
<p>Wycherly. Neither of them is the fag end.</p>
<p>Mrs. Esham called again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sell any of this muslin?</p>
<p>Esham. I sold two yards of this muslin to a gentlewoman here in court.</p>
<p>Q. Who is that?</p>
<p>Esham. One Mrs. Wells.</p>
<p>Mrs. Wells called.</p>
<p>Q. Did you buy any muslin of Mrs. Esham?</p>
<p>Wells. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sent by Mrs. Wycherly ?</p>
<p>Wells . No, it was casually; I went in for some handkerchiefs, and she said she had got some muslin to dispose of; and I bought two yards and a half.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Wells . I think it was Wednesday was sev'nnight, and I took it to Mrs. Wycherly's.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take it there?</p>
<p>Wells . Because I sell goods for Mrs. Wycherly.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="174805260026"/>[The two yards and an half of muslin was produced.]</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Wycherly . Can you swear that to be your muslin?</p>
<p>Wycherly. No, my Lord, I cannot positively, because there is no mark upon it; but 'tis very like it; I had a suspicion that it was my muslin that was at the shop in Bow-street, and I sent a young woman to buy some.</p>
<p>Q. You cannot positively say that is your muslin?</p>
<p>Wycherly . No, but I have a great deal of reason to suspect the Prisoner, and the shop where it was found, for I saw
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<interp inst="t17480526-25-person293" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> there. I heard that part of my muslin was sold in Bow-street; I went to the shop, and told her, I wanted some goods; she asked me, if I was a country milliner? I said, yes, and I should be here a fortnight, and if she had any goods in that time that would suit me, I would buy them. I shut up my own shop, and made it my business to detect them : I went to the shop, and found Kelly and Johnson in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Was this the shop in Bow-street?</p>
<p>Wycherly . Yes; I said they were shop-lifters, and kept them in the shop, and I was there for a quarter of an hour, and could not get any body to assist me; but at last I got Kelly and Johnson secured, and carried them before a justice of the peace: there is a piece of muslin that they had, which is in the hands of one Jones a constable; for they would have made it up with me.</p>
<p>[Mr. Jones was called, and produced the muslin.]</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Wycherly . Is this your muslin?</p>
<p>Wycherly. No, my Lord.</p>
<p>[This not being owned, it was the property of the Sheriffs, but Mr. Sheriff Davis made a present of it to Mrs. Wycherly.]</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Barrett. I am a constable; when the constable brought the Prisoner before the justice, I was there with other people, and the Prisoner and the other denied it; and after she was examined before the justice , I took her down into the yard with Mrs. Wycherly, and desired she would acknowledge to Mrs. Wycherly, whether she took the muslin or no, and then she might have favour; and she did by that means own, that she took it out of Mrs. Wycherly's shop, and sold twenty yards to a gentlewoman in Bow-street, Bloomsbury, and seven yards and an half to a gentlewoman in Holborn.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-25-person295" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Mrs. Wycherly's shop, in order to help her, for she was selling off; I folded up this muslin, and put it into a drawer: yesterday se'nnight Mrs. Wycherly and Mrs. Wells came to our house.</p>
<p>Q. Which is your house?</p>
<p>Rishton. I live at a Linen-draper's in Duke's-Court, and Mrs. Wycherly and Mrs. Wells asked me, whether I knew the muslin? and I said it looked very much like hers, for it run a very great breadth; it run a nail above yard and half wide, and I asked Mrs. Well, whether she saw the fag end? she said, no: I said there was a mark upon it, and two stripes at the end.</p>
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<interp inst="t17480526-26-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Pall-Mall, the Prisoner brought sixteen quilted caps to me, and I gave her 16 s. for them; and the next morning Mrs. Quinseck came to me and desired, if any body brought any caps to me, to stop them. I said to Mrs. Quinseck , that I had bought sixteen caps last night, and gave 16 s. for them.</p>
<p>Q. What does Mrs. Quinseck do?</p>
<p>Mattaire . She
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<p>Q. Do you deal in the same way?</p>
<p>Mattaire. Yes, and she owned to the constable that she stole them from Mrs. Quinseck.</p>
<p>The constable deposed, that as he was carrying her before the justice, she owned that she stole sixteen caps from Mrs. Quinseck (her mistress) and had sold them to Mr. Mattaire for 16 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I make caps myself; these are not Mrs. Quinseck's caps.</p>
<p>[Mrs. Quinseck could not speak English, and Mr. Mattaire was sworn-interpreter .]</p>
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