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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175007110001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX,
<p>On Wednesday the 11th, Thursday the 12th, Friday the 13th, and Saturday the 14th of July.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>NUMBER VI. for the Year 1749.</p>
<p>BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1750.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I had two volumes of the Athenian Oracles, I exchanged them with the prosecutor's wife about two months before this.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. My wife had been dead above two months before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-2-person42" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> lives in Holbourn, the two prisoners came to take lodgings of my mother the 25th of June. They agreed for the first floor ready furnished for seven shillings a week, and desired the Rooms might be got ready, and the bed sheeted. They went away and said they should be back in a quarter of an hour; they returned again in about an hour and an half, which was about three in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Did they pass for man and wife?</p>
<p>M. Kirk. My mother understood them to be such. They said they were come from the country. They went up stairs into the rooms, they staid there about half an hour; then they came down and locked the doors, and took the keys with them, and said they should be back again by nine o'clock. They not coming back at eleven, my brother went in at the window and took off the
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<p>Q. Where was you when the lodgings were taken ?</p>
<p>M. Kirk. I was in the passage, and after that I drank tea with them in the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Who offered the seven shillings per week?</p>
<p>M. Kirk. The woman, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you live near the Prosecutor?</p>
<p>Saunders. It is about ten or twelve doors distant, she agreed with me for some goods, which came to 55 s. She ordered me to make a bill and go with her to her aunt's in Dean-street, and take the money. I took her through Bartlet's buildings ; when we came there she desired me to walk up stairs.
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<interp inst="t17500711-2-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the other prisoner, desired me to walk in; I laid my goods down and gave him my bill and receipt. He asked her if she had run him up a long bill, she said, no, it is but 2 l. I said it was 2 l. 15 s. They made off with my goods, I pursued them and found them at Black fryar's stairs, she in a boat and he getting in; they had two bundles besides mine, one of which were the goods mentioned by the other witness : my goods were in her possession, and the man had these goods in his possession, lying at the bottom of the boat, and said, be it at their peril who dare touch them.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. The gentlewoman came into the brick-field and desired I would tell her the truth about it; and that she would not hurt a hair of my head. And by reason I was in a good place I was afraid she would take me away; so I said somewhat, but what I can't tell being in such a surprise.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-5-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor, he keeps White's chocolate house St. James's street. On the second of June Mr. Warner sent a letter to my master desiring him to come to his house; I went, he asked me if I knew these things, I said they belong to my master; he said, he had got the man in his house who offered to sell them to him, which was the prisoner at the bar; the prisoner told me he stole them out of our one pair of stairs room.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing at all of these things, I was taken from the Gatehouse, and tried about them at Westminster hall and was cleared.</p>
<p>Warner. The prisoner was taken to Westminster-hall to have the bill found against him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was turned out of court.</p>
<p>Warner. He was brought back to the Gate-house again.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I only lay there till I could pay my fees among the rest of the prisoners.</p>
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<p>Q. What sort of a wig was it?</p>
<p>Peak. It was a black bob cut wig, the property of
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<p>Q. How long had you been absent?</p>
<p>Peak. I believe about a quarter of an hour, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Peak. Because, my Lord, he confessed the taking of it before the justice, the constable and me, where he sold it, and for what. I was with the man yesterday, he is a waggoner; he said the next return he would bring it up: it was sold for three shillings.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing at all of the wig. I had been drinking all day; his wife wanted me to fetch her half a quartern of soap, which I resented, and went out; I met a friend, who asked me if I would drink a pint of beer; I staid about three or four hours, so I thought it not worth my while to return. He is a very scandalous man in regard to his journeymen, which was the reason I would not work with him.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<p>Q. Was you alone ?</p>
<p>Darnell. Yes, my lord, I was; I was going to a farm which I occupy. They were taken the Monday following. I was sent for to Hackney-cage to see them. They were had before the Justice, and examined about stealing a shirt. After his worship had done, I said to him, this Tyler is the very man who robbed me; and he cried terribly.</p>
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<p>Tyler's Defence. I never saw the prosecutor with my eyes, till I saw him before the justice.</p>
<p>Cook's Defence. I was coming from Hackney, and a woman charged me with stealing a shirt. This old man came and shook hands with us, and said I know nothing of you; and after that he swore wrongfully as the child unborn.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-8-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I was sitting at my own door about 1 o'clock the 22d of June; I saw Wright go by with something in his apron; he seemed much affrighted; he dropped one corner of his apron, and I saw some linen in it. I made a signal to a person, who, with the assistance of another, took the prisoner. He dropped the things behind the watch-house, and they were owned by the prosecutrix.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-8-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at dinner; I heard the cry in the street that they had taken some rogues, who had stolen some linen. When Wright was taken, he made an attempt to get away, and fought the people that held him; he bit me, and said, if he got his liberty, he would kill me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-8-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was working in a farrier's shop; there was a report of a man gone by with something not his own in his apron. I went out, and saw the things lying by the watch-house. They had then taken Wright.</p>
<p>Wright. I a m guilty; I was by myself.</p>
<p>Kingston's Defence. I had been drinking at Hackney. As I was going cross the field, they ran after me. I went to jump over the hedge, and fell into the ditch. They came and laid hold on me, and said I must go back to my companion. The young man [meaning the prisoner, Wright ] was asked, if he knew me; he said no otherwise than that he had seen me at the alehouse some time ago.</p>
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<p>Q. Was it a light night?</p>
<p>Powell. It was a darkish sort of a night.</p>
<p>Q. By what do you believe the prisoner to be one in company?</p>
<p>Powell. By his shape and size; not that I can tell him by his face; I believe him to be in the same coat he has on now; he then risled my breeches-pockets, and took out my watch, a pinchbeck metal one, and shagreen case, with an enamel'd dial-plate ; the other stood by; the man that held the pistol ask'd him what he had got; he made answer, his Lodge; then away they went together. I do not swear positively to the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Who do you mean by we?</p>
<p>Omit. The prisoner,
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<interp inst="t17500711-10-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and myself; we made a bargain to go out a robbing about Chancery-lane; the prisoner (Chamberlain) agreed, and took a mop-stick at the same time, and cut it in two; he gave one half to
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<p>Q. Whereabouts in Chancery-lane did you meet the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Omit. It was almost opposite the gate; the gentleman knew me, and I knew him again as soon as I saw him at Justice Fielding's.</p>
<p>Q. Give us an account of this Robbery.</p>
<p>Omit. I clapp'd him up against a house, and Chamberlain flung his stick down by the side of the gentleman. After I had clapp'd a pistol to his head, he took the buckles out of his shoes, and after that his watch from his pocket. I ask'd him what he had got; he said his Lodge, meaning his watch. The gentleman proffer'd me some halfpence, and I returned them to him again from out of my hand; then we went one way and he another; we went towards Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, then towards Fleet-market, then to Duke's-place; there we drank. The prisoner sold the watch the next morning to a Jew. The Jew's name is
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<p>Q. What was it sold for?</p>
<p>Omit. It was sold for 25 s.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did you see the person who took the buckles out of your shoes lay something down out of his hand at that time?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He laid something down, I thought it was a hanger.</p>
<p>Q. Did you deliver this witness some halfpence which he returned again?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175007110006"/>Prosecutor. He bid me deliver my money ; I delivered him some halfpence into his hand, and he returned them to me again.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I never was guilty of any such thing in my life. This Omit is a cruel man to say so much as he has done against me.</p>
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<p>Q. What night was Mr. Jones robbed?</p>
<p>Smith. The same night I was, my lord.</p>
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<p>Q. Who was the person who took away your hat?</p>
<p>Jones. I cannot be positive, but I think Smith came up first; but they covered my face, that I cannot tell who took away my hat. I think I remember something of the two prisoners faces, but I do not swear to them.</p>
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<p>Q. Where is Minous the Jew?</p>
<p>Omit. He is not yet taken.</p>
<p>Q. What arms had the two prisoners this night?</p>
<p>Omit. They had both pistols, my lord.</p>
<p>Ben. Bennet. I am constable. On the 15th of June, about 12 at night, going my rounds behind the Bagnio, out started one of the prisoners; he went down to the bottom of the horse-ride by the Star-Inn; he stopped at the corner. When I came down to him, he put his hand to my collar; I immediately called out, watch and thieves. There were three gentlemen came to my assistance, one of them drew his sword. I was bustling with him; he had got away from me, and ran towards Chancery-lane. We took him in about a minute and half. This was the prisoner, Webb. And we took Smith also.</p>
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<p>Q. to Farmer. Have you any partners in your business ?</p>
<p>Farmer. Yes, my Lord, there are
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<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>Gyles Readhouse. I have known the prisoner about a year, I took him to be a very honest man.</p>
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<p>Q. Is the pawnbroker here?</p>
<p>Bowston. No, my Lord, I am a poor man and thought it would put me to charges to bring him.</p>
<p>Q. Was this woman your servant?</p>
<p>Bowston. She lodged in my house, and worked for me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. There was another woman worked in the room with me at the same time the cloth was lost.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. Was there another woman worked with her in the same room at that time?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There was a woman did which the prisoner employed.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was going to seek for work, when I went through Aldgate I saw a lad in a blue coat drop something, then the gentleman came and laid hold of me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-15-person145" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the third of June, a little on this side the Mansion-house, the prisoner picked my pocket, I took hold of his hand just as it was coming out. I took him to the watch with it in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Had he got the handkerchief quite out of your pocket before you took hold of him?</p>
<p>Hunter. I believe part of it was in my pocket.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I took it from off the ground.</p>
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<p>435 .
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<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner in your room?</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-16-person152" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought this shirt to me to pawn the 18th of June. I questioned him if it was his own, he said it was his brother's; I said, where is your brother? he said at a house in Petticoat lane ; accordingly I took it in, and about three hours after my next door neighbour came and said to me we have got a thief; they wanted to carry him before a magistrate; I being head borough I went to see him and knew him again, then I found he had stole this shirt. I put the shirt in my pocket and carried him before Sir
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<interp inst="t17500711-16-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : this woman was asked whether there was a mark on the shirt; she said there was, either black or blue. I looked and found it to be as she described, so he was committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. This pawnbroker takes in things on Sundays: I told him if he took in any thing of my wife's I would take him up; so the next day he took me up for stealing a shirt, he said.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you stop the Prisoner?</p>
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<p>Mr. Nevil deposed it belonged to the Admiral.</p>
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<p>Q. What night?</p>
<p>Johnson. I don't know the day of the month, but it was of a Tuesday. She nor he ever came home that night; the next morning I heard she was taken up for stealing a watch. He had a remarkable* mould on his left cheek.</p>
<p>* It was reported some time before his trial came on, the mould had been taken off by art.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-20-person185" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 5th of last July, the Prisoner happened to come by my husband, my husband said, here is your play-fellow gone by; this was between ten and eleven o'clock in the forenoon. I had lain in about twelve or fourteen days; I desired my husband to call him back, I had not seen him some years, which he did. I desired him mightily to stay with me; he said he was going to Islington. I having sent my child to the church to be baptized that day, is the reason I can remember it so well.</p>
<p>Q. Did he stay with you any time?</p>
<p>Wolley. He stayed with me from that time till 5 o'clock next morning. He was in liquor and sat down in a chair. My husband got up and went to work, and said he would go to his mother, but whether he did or not, I can't say.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the child baptized?</p>
<p>Wolley. At Cripplegate church; it being very ill, made me hasten to have it christened.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Wolley. I live in Golden-Lane, facing the hand and tipstaff.</p>
<p>Mrs. Olifant. I was servant to Mrs. Wolley at that time. My mistress desired Mr. Crawford to stay with her, he stayed till the company broke up; about eleven o'clock, he, being in liquor, sat down in a chair and slept till morning, and gave me a shilling for awaking him at five o'clock.
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<p>Q. Was the child christened that day your mistress speaks of?</p>
<p>Olifant. It was, my Lord.</p>
<p>Q. What is your mistress's business?</p>
<p>Olifant. She is a fish-woman, and my master a carman; I am positive as to the day, my master would have paid me, it was on a Wednesday, my month being up that very day.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Wolley. Why did not you bring the account of this christening taken from the register of the parish?</p>
<p>Wolley. I did not think there would have been occasion for that.</p>
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<p>Q. What day did you buy them?</p>
<p>Baniman. She brought them about a month ago, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I bought these things of a stranger, and brought them to the last witness to sell, he did not ask me whether or not they were stolen.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I was in the Prosecutor's ground playing at skettles, they lost a sauce-pan. I went there the next morning to drink a dram, and they stopped me on suspicion.</p>
<p>Q Where is the person to whom the sauce-pan was pawned?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He would not come here without I subpoena'd him, and I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did the prisoner and you first come together?</p>
<p>Harris. He overtook me just by Holborn Bars, then I did not like him, and walked apace to get away from him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. As I was coming home from work, about 9 o'clock, Mr. Harris overtook me, and clapped his hand on my shoulder, and said, hollo! where are you going? I am going home, said I; I live in Queen-street; so we went home together. Said he, I have been fighting, and have got a black eye. He had a handkerchief tied round his head; he said, he believed it was one of his countrymen he fought with. We came along together to Queen-street. He said to me, will not you drink some beer before you go home? No, said I, I have drank two pots of beer since I have done my work. Said he, what is the matter you will not? I said, I'll drink none. He said he'd treat me. Said I, I return you thanks, I'll drink none. Said he, you are a scoundrel fellow; he made a blow at me; I stood upon my own defence; I saw no wig; my hat was lost, also my wig, and a handkerchief, which cost 4 s. 6 d. The watchman coming by, he charged me, and I charged him; the watchman went back, and found our hats, but my wig and handkerchief were lost.</p>
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<p>Q. Where is its mother?</p>
<p>C. Higgins. The mother went distracted upon this account, and died.</p>
<p>Dr. Morton. I examined the child and the prisoner, they were both foul. The child said, the prisoner hurt her very much with his cock. The child has a buboe now on each groin.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you value the three canisters at?</p>
<p>Coxall. The tea and all we valued at 9 s.</p>
<p>Court. Here is no tea in the indictment. What are the canisters themselves worth?</p>
<p>Coxall. The three canisters together cost ( second-hand ) 3 s. 6 d.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I went in for some beer; I was much in liquor; I knocked with a halfpenny; I had my hand upon the canister, but had no design to take it away.</p>
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<p>Q. Were the things in the portmanteau yours?</p>
<p>Row. They were, my Lord. There were a cloth coat, a cloth waistcoat, a pair of breeches, 6 shirts, 6 cravats, 1 pair of silk, 3 pair of worsted, and two pair of thread stockings; three razors, six or seven handkerchiefs, a pair of silver buckles, a pair of pumps, one penknife; there were two taken from my servant, one was his own. I put the things in the portmanteau myself; it was brought home the next morning, found broke open in the field; the man is not here who found it. There was a wig of mine found on the accomplice's head,
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<p>Q. to Gardner. Did you let it fall, or did they take it from your shoulder?</p>
<p>Gardner. I believe I let it fall, but I was much surprised.</p>
<p>Dawson. We took two penknives from him.</p>
<p>Gardner. They did so, and a penny.</p>
<p>Dawson. We carried the portmanteau into the fields about half a mile, and broke it open, we did it in a little time, for we were dodged over the fields. We took out the things and threw the portmanteau into the ditch, and left it there. We carried the things to Stitchburn's house where we lodg'd. The things were divided, I had a shirt and a pair of black worsted stockings and some handkerchiefs for my share. The wig I had from Carrel the next day. Carrel had a pair of stockings, a shirt and a pair of new shoes ; Wallis had a new Holland shirt, a pair of white stockings, and two handkerchiefs. The coat, waistcoat and breeches were pawned for nine shillings, I had four shillings and sixpence of the money, but the girl who carried them to pawn would not tell us where she had pawned them; some things we lost ; the house where we lodged was searched the same night, Carrel and I got over a wall into an alley, or we had been taken.</p>
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<p>Row. The buckle is not mine. But as far as I can know a knife I take it to be the knife I gave to my servant to make pens with. Gardner deposed the knife was his property, given him by his master.</p>
<p>Wallis's Defence. I was going through Rag fair a little in liquor: I met this Dawson that night he came home in the same fleet as I did; he desired I would drink a pint of beer, he said, where do you lodge? I said in Wapping: he said, come along with me; so I went along with him till such time he stop'd that first witness, and ran away with the things. I know no more, I am a stranger in the place.</p>
<p>Carrel's Defence. I know nothing about it, I have not had my health these three or four months. I was at my lodgings and going for a pint of mild porter; I met a man who said I was his prisoner, and took me up upon suspicion, and I went quietly with him.</p>
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<p>Q. Who took your money, box and gloves?</p>
<p>Smith. Frazier took them, my Lord. I saw them all four again about three hours after, I met them accidentally in East-Smithfield near the Maypole, I live there. After I was robb'd I went to the watch-house and inquired for the officer of the night, he was not there; these four watchmen went with me into the fields, we could not meet with them. When I was got near home I heard a talking, I thought it proper to meet them, this was about half an hour after two o'clock; I call'd out watch and thieves, they ran, Bailey ran to Cock-alley, he was taken with my hat on his head, and handkerchief about his neck; Frazier was taken two days after, I was sent for to see if I knew him, I knew him at first sight; he confessed the fact.</p>
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<p>Humphry Hatton. I know the prisoner. In October, 1746, I lived hostler at the George at Lydd, I remember a gang of smugglers coming there, about 30 or 40 of them lodged at our house (as many as we could get stables for) the town was full of them; there were some in Broomhill-house, those people that were at the
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<p>Q. Did they tarry there any time?</p>
<p>Hatton. They were there three or four days waiting for a cutter coming in. They came the 14th of October, and staid till the 19th. They had advice of a cutter being arrived while they were at our house; then they got the horses out as fast as they could. I did not go along with them, but I was forced to follow them; I was compelled so to do by
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , otherwise shoemaker Tom. He asked my master to let me go to assist him, and he gave me leave. I refused to go; then Dixon took me several blows over my head with the great end of his whip, so I followed them alone. The cutter was come into a place called the Jew's Gutt, in Sussex, five miles from Lydd. When I got there, the first man who came up to me was the prisoner at the bar, with his horse in his hand; there was a saddle and a pair of pistols in the holsters on the horse. This was on the Beech, in the evening about 7 or 8 o'clock; the moon shun very bright.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Hatton. I have at the George; he had been there before several times with the same company.</p>
<p>Q. Had he been at the George that time?</p>
<p>Hatton. No, he had not. When I met him leading his horse, I asked him whether he had seen shoemaker Tom; he said no, he believed he was not there, he had not seen him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>Hatton. Yes, I do: he was there when I called out for shoemaker Tom. He said he was there, but he had not seen him. The goods were all on shore when I came there, the tea was in oil-skin bags. I carried away five half anchors of brandy on my own horse. I saw the prisoner go away towards Rye with two bags of tea.</p>
<p>Q. Were any of them armed?</p>
<p>Hatton. Yes, a great many of them were armed, some with pistols before them, some with carbines slung to their shoulders, some with hangers, and some had a hanger, carbine, and pistol too.</p>
<p>Q. Had they many horses ?</p>
<p>Hatton. There were a great many more horses than men. They all went from Lydd to the Jew's Gutt.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this you saw the prisoner at Jew's Gutt?</p>
<p>Hatton. It was on the 19th of October, 1746.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Hatton. I live at Lydd, that is in Romney parish, about three little miles from New Romney.</p>
<p>Q. What county is Lydd in?</p>
<p>Hatton. In the county of Kent.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Broom-hill house from Lydd ?</p>
<p>Hatton. It is about five miles.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever been at Winchester ?</p>
<p>Hatton. Yes, I have.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Lydd ?</p>
<p>Hatton. It is computed to be about 72 miles from hence.</p>
<p>Q. How many miles was it from where you was then landing these goods?</p>
<p>Hatton. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Hatton. These five or six years.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where he lived?</p>
<p>Hatton. He lived sometimes at one place, and sometimes at another.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that he resided some time at Winchester?</p>
<p>Hatton. I don't know that he did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that he has a large family there?</p>
<p>Hatton. I don't know that he has; I have seen him at Winchester in person.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago?</p>
<p>Hatton. I don't know how long ago.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that he has served any Officer in Winchester?</p>
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<p>Q. Was it light enough when you was at the Jew's Gutt for you to distinguish one person's face from another?</p>
<p>Hatton. Yes, it was.</p>
<p>Q. What colour was this horse the person was leading?</p>
<p>Hatton. It was a grey horse.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he go to afterwards?</p>
<p>Hatton. I don't know that, but he went off towards Rye.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the prisoner. At this time there were three gangs met together. About the 16th of October. I believe there were 300 horses, they staid at Lydd till the cutter came, which was on the 19th, at Jew's Gutt ; then they loaded the goods, and carried them away. I help'd them to load myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner there?</p>
<p>Pelham. I did; I saw him help get the goods out of the boat, and was very busy among the people.</p>
<p>Q. How was he clothed?</p>
<p>Pelham. I think he had a black cap and a frock on.</p>
<p>Q. What coloured horse had he?</p>
<p>Pelham. He had a grey horse, with holsters before on the saddle.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing in them?</p>
<p>Pelham. I cannot tell what were in them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Humphry Hatton?</p>
<p>Pelham. I did, and I heard him call out for shoemaker Tom; the prisoner came to him, and said, he thought he was not there; said I, he is yonder on the other side.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Pelham. This was about eleven at night.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a light night ?</p>
<p>Pelham. It was a moonshiny very bright night.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the gang go away?</p>
<p>Pelham. Not till twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any of them armed?</p>
<p>Pelham. Most of them were armed; I believe there were 15 or 20 armed.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any acquaintance with the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Pelham. I had no acquaintance with him, only seeing him among the smugglers.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he live?</p>
<p>Pelham. He lived at Winchester, by the report of people.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was this?</p>
<p>Pelham. I cannot tell, I only reckon the day of the month, which I took notice of, fearing I myself should come into trouble.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. 'Tis now, my lord, near 11 months since I was apprehended, during all which time I have been confined in goal, treated as a felon, and loaded with irons. I have undergone the peril of my life, and the loss of the greatest part of my substance, to the almost entire ruin of myself, my wife, and five children. The first seven months I was in Winchester goal without knowing my accuser; and from thence I was removed to Newgate, and now appear before your lordship to take my trial for my life; not, my lord, for the fact I was committed for; for what reason I know not, but for another I am equally innocent of. I had, my lord, above 20 persons of great repute and character from Winchester, and other remote parts of the country attending here last April sessions, at a very great expence, in order to have testified my innocence at my trial, besides the very favourable circumstance of the mayor of Winchester's being then in London; that worthy gentleman, from love of truth and justice (for nothing else could have invited him) would also have appeared for me; but, my lord, my trial was then put off, upon an: affidavit that Pelham, one of the witnesses now against me, was taken ill, and could not attend; whether, my lord, he was really ill or not, and how unable to attend, himself only knows. If the wisest and worthiest of men may be imposed upon as to the matter in question, my lord, I am intirely innocent of it, I was never at Broomhill in my life, and know not, but by information, where it lies ; and as to the two witnesses, Pelham and Hatton, I never, to my knowledge, saw them before. These witnesses, my lord, have sworn the facts to such a charge, supported by positive testimony; what defence, my lord, can even innocence itself make? - 'Tis fortunate, very fully and very positively against me; fortunate, my lord, that from a variety of remarkable incidents happening about that time, incidents that may not attend another man's case of equal innocence, I have been able to recollect, and prove, that I was then at Winchester, about 100 miles from Broomhill. Besides which, my lords, I shall be able to discredit the testimony of Pelham and Hatton, from the evidence of several gentlemen of fortune and distinction, who, tho' strangers to me, have, for the service of the community (with great inconvenience to themselves) kindly come thus far to testify on my behalf. I am sorry, my lords, upon this occasion to add, that there is at the bottom of this prosecution a scene of unheard of malice and cruelty ; such, my lords, as is too tedious for me, at this juncture, to relate; but time, the grand discoverer of all things, will, I hope, bring it to light,
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person272" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Chichester. The prisoner is my brother-in-law, he keeps a grocer's shop in Winchester; I have known him live there these seven years; I came to my sister's on the 31st of August, 1746, to be at her lying-in, and continued there till Sunday the 19th of October, and between 10 and 11 on that day, in the forenoon, I set out and returned to Chichester; one Mr. Heath of Chichester was with me, and
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person273" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> set out thence the day before, whom I overtook a little way out of Winchester on Sunday. My brother the Prisoner breakfasted with me the morning I set out. I called him up myself between 7 and 8 in the morning, and took horse at my brother's stable door near his house; I met Mr. Fletcher upon the road, about 10 miles from Winchester.</p>
<p>Q. How far is it from Winchester to Chichester ?</p>
<p>M. Sly. About 28 miles.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you get to Chichester?</p>
<p>M. Sly. I got home about ten or eleven at night; I did not see my brother again till about a year and a quarter after this. I received a letter he wrote me the Tuesday after I left him, to tell me who I should get to buy him a horse, he gave me eight guineas for that purpose; I am sure he was at home from the fourth of September to the time I set out to go back to Chichester. I cannot recollect he was three hours from home in that time. My sister was brought to bed on the 4th of September, and Monday, the 13th of October, the fair was; I saw my brother in bed every night ; there was a favourite child which was not well, and it lay with its father every night.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. When had you been at Winchester before?</p>
<p>M. Sly. About two years before that; he lived there then, and was always at home to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. What business did he carry on then?</p>
<p>M. Sly. He lett out riding-horses, and sold salt-butter then.</p>
<p>Q. How many riding-horses had he then?</p>
<p>M. Sly. He had about five or six.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not sell tea ?</p>
<p>M. Sly. I never saw him sell tea?</p>
<p>Q. Did he not keep an open shop then?</p>
<p>M. Sly. He did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any servants to look after those horses ?</p>
<p>M. Sly. He had nobody but himself to do that; only sometimes he had a little boy to ride them out to water.</p>
<p>Q. How came your brother not to go part of the way with you home?</p>
<p>M. Sly. There was a gentleman to bear me company, who came to tell me my mother had been ill, which was Mr. Heath.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you meet with upon the road?</p>
<p>M. Sly. I met Mr. Fletcher.</p>
<p>Q. You speak of circumstances that happened a great while ago: what reason have you to take particular notice of the day you came from Winchester?</p>
<p>M. Sly. I came home with trades-people who had been to the fair; and my going home was upon the account of my mother's being ill. The fair was on Monday the 13th of October, and I went back the Sunday after.</p>
<p>Q. Are there not more people who live by letting out horses in Winchester, than your brother?</p>
<p>M. Sly. Yes, there are. There were gentlemen who used to come constantly to my brother to hire horses, and would call them by their names.</p>
<p>Q. Did none of these gentlemen use to make you presents?</p>
<p>M. Sly. I never received none from any of them.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you buy your tea?</p>
<p>M. Sly. I never bought any tea; I never went far out all the time I was there.</p>
<p>Q. Had not your brother a gray horse?</p>
<p>M. Sly. I don't remember I ever saw a gray horse among them.</p>
<p>Q. What colour were they?</p>
<p>M. Sly. There were some of a reddish colour.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Winchester from Chichester?</p>
<p>M. Sly. About twenty eight miles.</p>
<p>Mr. Heath. I live at Chichester, I sell ready made cloaths; I was at Winchester in October, 1746. I went along with Mr. Norman to see Winchester, the Prisoner lived there at that time.</p>
<p>Q. What day was you there in October?</p>
<p>Heath. I was there the 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19th of October. Winchester-fair began on the Monday, I went on the Tuesday and staid there all the week; I paid some money for Mr. Norman, who was arrested on the 17th day for
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had an action against Norman and I arrested him, and it was settled at the Black Swan at Winchester, by Mr. Shepherd and the last witness; Mr. Heath paid the money for him, it was some days after the fair; I am not sure to the day; but it was in the fair week.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> of Winchester, on Friday the 17th. Mr. Shepherd and farmer Heath came to me, Mr. Heath lent me the money to discharge the writ, and it was discharged the next day.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you call him farmer?</p>
<p>Norman. He was a farmer before he came to Chichester, now he sells ready made cloaths. Mr. Shepherd wrote the note and witnessed it, and they did not think proper I should be discharged till I got out of the town of Winchester; so the officer went along with me to the West Gate, and from thence I went to Milbury and lay there that night; the next day farmer Heath and Mr. Shepherd's wife's sister called upon me, and I proceeded with them to Chichester, and going on the road we met
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<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What was your business at Winchester?</p>
<p>Norman. I went to see my mother and some children I had there, I had lived at Winchester; I went away from thence in 1744.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Norman. I am a rough rider and farrier, I break horses, &c.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I cannot tell the day of the month, but I met with these three people on the road coming from Winchester; it was on a Sunday about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, we came all to Chichester together.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know the Prisoner perfectly well; either on a Friday or Saturday in the year 1746 in Oct. he came to me as soon as church was over; Oct. 19 he told me he had sold my horse, he paid me the money; then I said, what shall I give you for a horse for a twelvemonth, as I shall need one? He said, I will not let you have him so long; he had sold mine for 4 l. 19 s. he asked me twelve guineas for half a year for his horse, I had him ten pounds. I made an agreement with him, and have it now in my pocket; it has been in my custody ever since; it was produced in court, with his and the Prisoner's signing to it, signed 19 Oct. 1746. at 11 o'clock; the body of the writing is my own, this was made at the Vine Inn, Winchester.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; I live at Lydd, I am in the commission of the peace at Lydd, and have been there upwards of twenty years. I know
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and Humphry Hatton ; their characters are very indifferent; they live idle sort of lives, and their oaths would not be credited where they came from.</p>
<p>Q. What business is Hatton of?</p>
<p>Temple. We can give no account at Lydd how he lives, being in no visible business to get a maintenance.</p>
<p>Q. Does not Pelham live at Lydd ?</p>
<p>Temple. Yes, he does.</p>
<p>Q. What business does he follow?</p>
<p>Temple. He has followed no sort of business of late, he was bred to a blacksmith, but I think did not serve his time out; he sometimes has done a little in the blacksmith way, and sometimes fishing, but of late he does little or no business.</p>
<p>Q. How far do you compute Lydd to be off from Winchester?</p>
<p>Temple. It is upwards of one hundred and ten miles.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived in Lydd ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175007110019"/>Temple. About twenty years.</p>
<p>Q. Was the town of Lydd much pestered with gangs of smugglers about Oct. 1746?</p>
<p>Temple. It was; I have often been afraid of them, and shunned them often.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect seeing such a gang of smugglers being there in Oct. 1746?</p>
<p>Temple. I cannot give any account in particular, their associates were the low sort of people.</p>
<p>Q. Is not Pelham called a fisherman?</p>
<p>Temple. He may any where but at home; these people are reputed to get their living no other way but by attending at this place.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think these persons are not to be credited upon oath?</p>
<p>Temple. I am afraid, my Lord, they are capable of giving false evidence here.</p>
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<p>Q. What are the general characters of Hatton and Pelham?</p>
<p>Lee. Their general characters are, they do nothing for a livelihood, except attending at this place.</p>
<p>Q. Don't you reckon them people to be credited upon oath?</p>
<p>Lee. I do not indeed; in their own country they would not have any credit given them were they to give evidence there. Pelham served part of his time to a blacksmith, the other is of no business; he once acted as an hostler at one of the inns there.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember a gang coming there in Oct. 1746.</p>
<p>Lee. I cannot charge my memory as to the time; there were gangs coming there very frequently.</p>
<p>Hen. Hatton. I live at Lydd, and have lived there eighteen years next Michaelmas-day.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Hatton. I am a schoolmaster and parish clerk, and collect the land-lax.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know this Pelham and Hatton?</p>
<p>Hatton. I know them both very well.</p>
<p>Q. What business do they follow?</p>
<p>Hatton. I cannot tell that; I taught Pelham to write.</p>
<p>Q. What are their general received characters ?</p>
<p>Hatton. Their characters are that of idle dissolute fellows; was I a juryman in any part of the world, I would not give credit to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? they said they did, he was gone for a dragoon; I said, there was a neighbour had sworn against Shepherd for smuggling, they declared they did not know the man; they asked for the collector, he was in town, being the sitting time. They said they never were at Winchester before, and asked me to let my hostler go up with them to the Excise-office; I sent my servant, he was absent about an hour and a half; when they came back they said, they had been to our goal; said I, did you see Shepherd and Cousens? they said they did not remember they had ever seen Shepherd before; they seemed very much confused, as though they had met with a disappointment. They called for their horses, and I took my leave of them at the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-31-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the Prisoner about sixteen years, he has a universal good character; he carried on a fair trade.</p>
<p>Mr. Cook. I am very well acquainted with the Prisoner, he has a very good character; I have dealt with him some years; he is one I would give great credit to.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Cook. I am a distiller.</p>
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<p>Q. to Cook. Did you never hear he was a smuggler?</p>
<p>Cook. I never knew that he was; I believe him to be as honest a man as any in the world.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never hear he was a smuggler?</p>
<p>Cook. Since this I have heard people talk; but of my own knowledge, I know no such thing.</p>
<p>[There were other evidences for the Prisoner ; but the council for the prosecution finding Hatton and Pelham's characters so very bad, declined giving the court any farther trouble.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-32-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 15th of June at two in the afternoon the prisoner was in my master's shop, a gentleman came in to buy a pair of stockings at the same time, I opened a paper with six pair in it, I sold the gentleman two pair; he desired I would give him a skain of worsted to mend them. I walked round a large circumference for the worsted. After the gentleman was gone, there were two pair of stockings missing. I stood behind the counter and desired the prisoner to go to the next door and fetch me a pint of beer. I drank it up and gave him the pot again; he leaned with his right hand upon the counter, and took a pair of stockings from off the counter, and put them into his pocket; then he in a complaisant manner bad me good by; I went to detect him in the public house, but instead of going there he made off another way, and I never saw him for three days after.</p>
<p>Q. What colour were they?</p>
<p>Voice. A pair of man's grey stockings. There were three pair lost.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to take him up till three weeks after this?</p>
<p>Voice. My master is able to account for that.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you see him in the shop after this before he was taken up?</p>
<p>Voice. No, not in the shop, I saw him in the street before the door.</p>
<p>Mr. Hopley. The reason he was not taken up sooner is, I had information given me by a gentleman that lives at Mile-End, that the prisoner had sold stockings cheaper than I could do. I had not time to go just then to inquire about it; and knowing he was to be seen at any time, and as I knew I had time enough to take him before the sessions came on, made me not in a great hurry in taking him up. He has called upon me, and said, God bless you, several times. He is a Jew.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. The gentleman has taken a very wrong oath. I have gone in the house very often for messages for the foreman; he has sent me often to carry parcels of goods for him; I have been with goods to the Castle in Aldersgate street, and when the waggoner has been out, I have, for safety, brought them back again. I have been in his house four or five times a week; my character is above doing such a thing.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<p>Isaac Le Jiver. When I heard this I was very much surprized, I took him to have a very good character.</p>
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<p>Alex. Jacob. The prisoner has bore an exceeding good character, I have trusted him with things of value.</p>
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<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-33-person305" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am eleven years old.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the consequence of taking a false oath?</p>
<p>Eliz. Hodgkin. Yes, I shall go to hell if I do.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. Yes, I do.</p>
<p>Q. Tell us what he did to you at any time ?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. I went up stairs for my doll on Whitsunday in the afternoon, and Mrs. Avery pull'd me into her room and locked me in, and took up a pot and said she would go and fetch some beer.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner in the room?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. Yes, he was. She set down the pot and did not fetch any beer.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner do to you?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. He threw me down on the bed, and pull'd up my coats, covered my eyes, and stopp'd my mouth, because I called to Mrs. Avery and another of our lodgers. He hurt me very much, he pull'd down his breeches.</p>
<p>At this sessions above 80 prisoners were tried, some of which trials being long and very remarkable, we thought it would be more agreeable to our readers (who we shall at all times be desirous of obliging) to have as full an account as possible, so shall print the whole in two four-penny books.</p>
<p>N. B. The second part will be published on Friday next the 27th instant.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175007110021"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX,</p>
<p>On Wednesday the 11th, Thursday the 12th, Friday the 13th, and Saturday the 14th of July.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>PART II. of NUMBER VI. for the Year 1749.</p>
<p>BEING THE Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
<persName id="t17500711-33-person306"> John Blachford
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1750.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175007110022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. IN what manner did he hurt you?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. He hurt me very much.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts did he hurt you?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. In the place where I make water.</p>
<p>Q. With what did he hurt you?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. With what he makes water, that part went into me; he made me very sore.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find yourself sore immediately?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. Yes, I did, I could hardly walk.</p>
<p>Q. Was you bloody?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. No, not bloody.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you so very sore ?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. The foreness was in that part where I make water.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he lie upon you?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. Above a quarter of an hour; after that he held me on the bed, and told me, if I would not promise him that I would not tell any body, he would kill me then; and if I did tell any body, he'd kill me afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first tell your relations?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. I told my mama first, about a fortnight after.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you tell her sooner ?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. I was afraid he would kill me.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you tell her then?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. Because she examined me very much.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before ?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. I knew him by his coming to our lodger before.</p>
<p>Q. What did he stop your mouth with?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. With his handkerchief, and I believe that covered my eyes too.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mr. Avery in the room at that time?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. If he was, he must be in the closet, for I did not see him in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you use to see him after this very frequently going up and down?</p>
<p>E. Hodgkin. Yes, Sir, I did.</p>
<persName id="t17500711-33-person307"> Mary Hodgkin
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<interp inst="t17500711-33-person307" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am mother to the child. I know nothing of the prisoner any farther than his coming to our lodger, who was his cousin, he was seldom out on a Sabbath-day. I perceived the child very ill, and sick at her stomach; and one day I sent her out as far as Spittlefields, she staid three hours, and she used to go and come again in an hour. I asked her why she staid so long? she said she could not tell me what was the matter; and I had no suspicion of any thing, till I found a great running upon her; then I gave her some turpentine pills, yet she was no better. Her first shift she pulled off I did not observe, but the next was very bad; she shifts once a week. Then I advised with Mrs. Emory, who desired me to go to a surgeon; I did. She told me something of it before I went to the surgeon, and said she had a running in three days after he had used her so. At the surgeon's she told more about it, and is continually telling us more of it.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. When was the prisoner taken up?</p>
<p>M. Hodgkin. The child confessed it on the Saturday, and I never attempted to take him up till the Thursday following. He came the Sunday following.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you take him up sooner?</p>
<p>M. Hodgkin. The reason was, I was told I could do nothing without the approbation of a surgeon to assist me upon the trial. Indeed, I had hardly patience to forbear him.</p>
<p>Q. Was it known in the house before you took him up?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175007110023"/>M. Hodgkin He had been charged with it before I took him up. The child would sit all on one upon a chair, and at last of all, she told me she should be murdered if she told.</p>
<p>Thomas Hill. I am an apothecary. I was applied to about 15 days since; I examined the parts, and found them very much inflamed and swelled; she had a considerable running upon her, I looked upon it to be venereal. She is now in a very good way of doing well, but not perfectly well.</p>
<p>Q. Had the parts been lacerated?</p>
<p>Hill. They had, my lord, and I thing she could not have been in the condition she was, without some person having carnal knowledge of her.</p>
<p>Q. Could these parts be lacerated, and no blood appear ?</p>
<p>Hill. That is very extraordinary to me.</p>
<p>Q. Could a man have a penetration, and no blood appear?</p>
<p>Hill. I think not; I cannot conceive but there must have been blood.</p>
<p>Q. Could not the infection be taken by a contraction of the parts without penetration.</p>
<p>Hill. I believe not to so great a degree as she had it; there was a considerable discharge from the internal parts.</p>
<p>M. Hodgkin. My other witness can give no other account, only testify the child is a sober child. The prisoner has taken physick every two or three days since that time.</p>
<p>Q. Was there no blood on the child's linen, are you sure?</p>
<p>M. Hodgkin. There might or might not be blood for aught I know; I did not then (as I said before) observe: when we took the prisoner up, Mrs. Avery said he would be killed, because he had taken physick the day before. I said, why, what is the matter? she said her husband knew what was the matter.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I am innocent, I know nothing of the affair.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-33-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never all the time on Whit-sunday was out of my room, from the time I got out of my bed, to the time I went to bed again at night. The prisoner was with me all the day.</p>
<p>Q. Was the little girl in the room any time that day?</p>
<p>Avery. Yes, she was; my wife never left the girl in the room with the prisoner alone.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500711-33-person309" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The last witness is my husband. I remember the prisoner's coming to our room on Whitsunday; I was not out at all, but was there from the time the girl came into the room to the time she went out; I never fetch'd a draught of beer that day; there were only my husband, the prisoner and me in the room ; I was not down stairs all the afternoon, nor did I lock her in the room; and my husband was never down stairs from the time he got up to the time he went to bed.</p>
<p>Mr. Brown. I am a shoemaker, and the prisoner's master. He has worked for me best part of two years; I took a vast deal of notice of him on account of his sobriety : when he was ill, I took him into my house, and he eat as I did; I never heard any bad character of him, or heard him say any bad words.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Dubourg. I know the curtains to be my own, they used to lie in a one pair of stairs room. The prisoner was not at work the time they were lost.</p>
<p>Mr. Whitmore. I bought the curtains of a woman June 22. The prisoner was with her at that time, she asked me twenty shillings for them, I gave her sixteen. On the Saturday I saw him and her together again, and I took them both up.</p>
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<p>Q. Did not you give him them to pawn?</p>
<p>Daniels. I never in my life gave him any thing to pawn.</p>
<p>Eliz. Cook. I saw the prisoner take the pewter dish and plate from off the chest of drawers, I followed him, he threatned me; he had been in the room about half an hour, I was sitting at my work, said I, Simon don't take the things away.</p>
<p>Q. Did he take them away?</p>
<p>Cook. Yes, he did.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What was he doing all the time he was in the room?</p>
<p>Cook. He might walk up or down stairs, I cannot say to that.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you take them from the chest of drawers yourself?</p>
<p>Cook. No, I did not; all that I can say is he stole them.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Cook. This was the 19th of June.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell the prosecutor the next day where the things were?</p>
<p>Cook. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Cook. About two years.</p>
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<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Was you there when the pewter was lost?</p>
<p>Griffin. I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you stop him when he would carry it away?</p>
<p>Griffin. What is a woman in a man's hands?</p>
<p>Q. When did you see Mrs. Daniels after this?</p>
<p>Griffin. Not till the next morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing of his stealing the pewter then?</p>
<p>Griffin. No, I did not, Mrs. Daniels did not tell me of it till the flat iron was lost.</p>
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