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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175009120001"/>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 12th, Thursday the 13th, Friday the 14th, Saturday the 15th, Monday the 17th, Tuesday the 18th, and Wednesday the 19th of September.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>NUMBER VII. for the Year 1749.</p>
<p>BEING THE Third 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 JOHN BLACHFORD, Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice WILLES, and
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>* Richard Stenton being taken ill;
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17500912-5-off19 t17500912-5-crimeloc21"/>. On the 14th of July, about ten o'clock at Night, I was at supper with my lodger above stairs; I was call'd down, and I found my wife had been in pursuit of the prisoner, who with assistance had brought her back to my house, where she fell down on her knees and ask'd forgiveness.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-5-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> with me, I took her in Crosby-square; I took hold on her, and ask'd her how she came by these things; she said a woman gave her them to hold while she went to some place hard by, and also three halfpence for holding them. First she said her name was
<persName id="t17500912-5-person56"> Susannah Taylor
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<interp inst="t17500912-5-person56" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and after that she said it was Baily. (The goods were produced in court and depos'd to) and that they were taken from out of the prosecutor's house.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I met a woman in Old-street, she told me she had been a harvesting. Said she, I wish I was in your condition, for you are a widow, for mine is a very bad husband. Said she, if you will hold this bundle, here is three halfpence to drink a pint of beer, and when I come back again I will pay you for your trouble.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Sarah Hall. I am wife to the prosecutor ; we mist these spoons on the Friday, and on the Monday advertised them, and the Monday following the pawn-broker brought them, there is my name at full length engrav'd upon them (they were produced in court). At the time they were lost the prisoner was at work in our house as a charewoman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-6-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar brought these two spoons at two different times to pawn with me, one was the 30th of July, the other the 1st of August; she had 7 s. 6 d. on each. She told me they were sent from a gentlewoman who was going to Portsmouth.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I got the spoons in the way of broken victuals.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17500912-7-off29 t17500912-7-crimeloc32"/>. After I had told the money he put it into a bag and carried it up one pair of stairs into a sore room; that afternoon he went into the country. The prisoner used to be employed by the maid the fore part of the day to assist in the house; it was reported she was married on the Saturday in the afternoon, and in that affair she had expended 3 l. 6 s. 9 d. We went and took her up on the Monday following; she denied knowing any thing of the matter before justice Burry, but on the Tuesday morning she told me, she shook the scrutore (Mr. Lawton told me, he did not know whether he put the money into the till, or the scrutore) and the money fell down behind from a hole which there was in the back part of it, and she took it up; whether this hole was done by her, or some body else, I know not. She did not name any particular pieces. I ask'd her what she had done with it, she said, most of the money was lost, with the certificate, coming back from being married, in a coach.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Eliz. Batison. I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17500912-9-victim77 t17500912-9-viclabel44"/>; I lost these three gowns the 28th of June out of my ground, where they hung up to dry. I had an information that the prisoner had stole them. He lives in Gravel-lane, Houndsditch. He was taken up the 23d of July. He would neither acknowledge or deny the taking them. I searched Mrs. Holland's house, but could not find them. After that she sent two of them by a woman who dropp'd them by Mr. Winn's door.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I don't know that woman or what she is talking of.</p>
<p>Fra. Holland. Here are two gowns I bought of the prisoner (turning to the prisoner) Do you know me, young man?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes, I know you keep a bawdy house well enough.</p>
<p>F. Holland. The prisoner asked me if I would buy two gowns. I told him my husband was in confinement in Ludgate, and I could not spare the money. He said he had them to dispose of for a person who wanted money. He said one would fit me, and the other my daughter; he asked 12 s. for them. I had but 4 s. and 6 d. I gave him that in part of pay. Then I sent my ring, and borrow'd 6 s. upon that, and paid him the remainder.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She gave me but half a guinea for them.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17500912-10-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 11th of Aug. the prisoner was at my house (
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<interp inst="t17500912-10-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came to me, and told me, they missed a tankard, and desired I wou'd come up, and make search; accordingly I did. I found none. The prisoner was searched as well as the rest. I knew all the company very well except the prisoner, which gave me a suspicion of him. I challenged him with knowing what was become of it. When he found he must go to the Counter, he owned he had taken it out of the house, and carried it to Dowgate-hill, and hid it behind a spur of a door to an empty house. I took Mr. Lazure and
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<p>This testimony was confirmed by
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<interp inst="t17500912-10-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; and also that the prisoner had been out of the Room at one time for about ten minutes.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was going up Grubstreet between 10 and 11 o'clock, and met a gentleman like man that seemed to be in liquor; he asked me the way to Bishopsgate-street; I told him he was going wrong, saying he must go back again. He asked me to shew him the way, I did not much care to go along with him; he said if I would, he should be obliged to me. I went with him; he asked me to drink part of a pot of beer. We went to Skinner-street, and drank four full pots of beer together. When I parted with him it was betwixt 12 and 1 o'clock. I was coming home. I had occasion to ease myself under the wall in Moorfields. There came three or four Men, and looked over the wall; up came my prosecutor, and two or three more. I asked what they wanted; they said money and manners. I said I had no money. Then the prosecutor said to me, you are the man that robb'd me; and insisted I had got a pistol about me. They searched me, and found nothing upon me. I lost 5 d. out of my pocket.</p>
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<p>Eliz. Hammond. I live in
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, I leave it to this honourable court.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you charge this to the prisoners, or either of them?</p>
<p>Harsell. My lord, I will not swear to either of them, but I do believe Hutton and Rowland to be two of them that robb'd me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-13-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in company with the prisoners, when we robb'd the prosecutor, there were five of us; there was one
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<interp inst="t17500912-13-person109" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17500912-13-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We met together at the King's-head, Gravel-lane, and met the prisoner in Red-Lion-street. Ben the Coalheaver had a pistol; he held it up at him. Rowland had another and fired it at him, but it missed.</p>
<p>Q. to Harsell. Was there a pistol fired?</p>
<p>Harsell. There was one snapp'd, but it missed fire.</p>
<p>Ball. Then he turn'd round to Ben the Coalheaver, and said, d - n you, why don't you fire? mine has missed. Hutton had a hanger.
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<interp inst="t17500912-13-person110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> took two Shillings out of his pocket. I took him by the nose, and told him if he spoke a word I wou'd cut his nose off.</p>
<p>Q. to Harsell. Do you remember any thing of this?</p>
<p>Harsell. Yes, my lord. I called out watch, and thieves directly; one of them took me by my nose, and told me, if I spoke a word he wou'd cut my nose off. The watchmen were very near
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175009120006"/> me, but none came to my assistance. I believe them to be as big rogues as these; had they come I could have taken them then.</p>
<p>Q. to Ball. Who took away the prosecutor's hat?</p>
<p>Ball. I did.</p>
<p>Q. to Harsell. Is it upon the account of what Ball said, that you believe two of these to be the men, or from your own knowledge?</p>
<p>Harsel. From my own knowledge. There was alamp within two doors where I was robb'd One of them had a green waistcoat on with gold button-holes (such as Rowland has on now.) I judge by the size of the men; they are the size of two of them. When I went into Bridewell, Ball pulled off his hat to me as soon as I came into the place; I ask'd who he was? I was told he was one of the men who robbed me; then I went to see the rest of them.</p>
<p>Q. to Ball. Did you make an information against any of these three prisoners before you was taken up?</p>
<p>Ball. No.</p>
<p>To their characters.</p>
<persName id="t17500912-13-person111"> John Day
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<interp inst="t17500912-13-person111" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Hutton five months; I worked with him at Mr. Wells's and Loe's. He had the trust of several hundred pounds worth of goods while I was there. I know nothing to the contrary, but he is an honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-13-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Hutton six or seven years, he is a cloth drawer. I cannot say I ever heard much amiss of him. I never heard he was guilty of robbing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-13-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Hutton, he bore a very good character. I believe him to be an honest man, as far as I know. I don't think he is guilty of this crime.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-13-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Hutton, he is of a very honest family; and I really think he is an honest man.</p>
<p>Jos. Brumley. I have known Rowland from two years of age; I believe he is as honest a man as ever was born in the world. I am a malt-distiller; I trusted him with every thing it is possible a man can mention. He was a servant of mine for five years. He has took money for me; I believe 30, 40, 50 pounds at divers times. I never knew he wronged or cheated me of a farthing. I don't think he ever robb'd man, woman, or child, in the world.</p>
<p>Mr. Bilson. I am partner with Mr. Brumley. Rowland behav'd well in our service. I don't think him guilty of this robbery.</p>
<p>Mr. Vernon I know Rowland; I never heard he ever defrauded any person of a shilling; I don't believe him to be a wicked man.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the man that stopp'd you?</p>
<p>Snow. I saw his face and knew him; I believe my face was within a yard and half or two yards of his; I knew his voice and his face at that very time; it was
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<p>On his cross examination he said, it was a dark rainy night; the prisoner's hat was not put down; he had on a neat coat; that he did not think proper to blow it, though he said at that time he knew him, till he could have an opportunity of taking him himself; he believes Dangerfield did not know him when he did the robbery.</p>
<p>Dangerfield's Defence. I know nothing at all of the matter which this man charges me with.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-15-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a printer, and live in the Old-Baily; I have seen the two prisoners at the bar twice before, once the 12th of August, the other time in Bridewell: On the 12th of August I saw them at Holloway, at the Horse and Groom; they came in there about a quarter before 7 o'clock in the evening, they got off their horses; whether they came up or down the road thither I know not. The man of the house was fuddled, he brought them out some cold sowl, they call'd for some wine; I remember I had some discourse with them about the Foundling-Hospital, I had been there to see the christening; I came away from thence 17 minutes, by the clock, wanting of 8 o'clock in the evening, and I believe when my wife and I got into the chaise it might be within 10 minutes of 8. I left them there, and their horses were then in the stable.</p>
<p>Mrs. Walker confirms this account.</p>
<p>Joseph Cooper I live about a mile and a half on this side the Horse and Groom; Mr. Dangerfield and another man came into my house the 12th of August at night, we had candles lighted; when they came in they call'd for a quartern of rum and milk; there was a heavy shower of rain; I went to bed, they staid drinking their liquor; how long they stay'd I can't tell.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-15-person134" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live a servant with Mr. Cooper; I remember the prisoners coming into our house, they alighted at the door, and put their horses up themselves; they call'd for sixpeny worth of rum and milk; they ask'd what o'clock it was, I took the candle and saw it wanted 10 minutes of 9, it rained then; they had been in a considerable time before they ask'd what o'clock it was; they did not go away till after 9 o'clock.</p>
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<p>Job Selby, Mr. Page, Mr. Norton,
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<p>Richard Nixon. I am Serjeant of the first regiment of guards; about the 27th of last month the prisoner at the bar declar'd he had been in pursuit of a deserter, and had been wounded in two parts of his body; the prosecutor coming and making complaint to the Adjutant of the regiment, and describing the parts of the body he had wounded the soldier in who had robb'd him; the Adjutant sent for me, and said such a man had been wounded, meaning the prisoner, and ordered me to put him in the Savoy. I met with him about ten o'clock at night, I think the 28th of last month. I told him he was charg'd with a highway robbery; he said, he had been wounded in a scuffle with a deserter. I put him into the Savoy, the next morning I took the prosecutor with me, he said the prisoner was the very man. This coat was brought by another soldier before the justice. The prosecutor swore to it as his property, which the prisoner took from him.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Where did you wound the person you say robb'd you?</p>
<p>Jenkins. About the breast, I believe, in two or three places.</p>
<p>Nixon. He had a scratch with something like a pin near his right breast, I examined him no farther.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-16-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor is a lodger of mine, he told me when he return'd on Sunday night just the same he has now. I went along with him to find out the prisoner, and before the justice I saw two or three little cuts on the prisoner's breast, as large as a knife might be imagined to cut. The little coat is the prosecutor's property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I drank a pint of beer with that man; we walk'd very lovingly on together till he call'd me thief-taker, to go to take away a man's life for 20 s. as I was going to take a deserter; said I, it is doing the king's duty; he pull'd out his knife and stuck me, than he ran away as fast as he could, and I return'd back to London.</p>
<p>Nixon, and four other persons, gave the prisoner a good character.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in liquor when I was before the justice, and I do not know what I said.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-18-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About the 8th of March I had a cow stole from out of a field near my house, a butcher found her in the possession of one Lewit; I had him taken up, he said he bought her of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Lewit live?</p>
<p>Wilson. Near White-chappel-mount. This was about ten days after I lost her; Lewit brought the prisoner to me, and he own'd he had sold her to him for 50 s. and that he bought her the day before for 25 s. in Brick-lane, at twelve o'clock at night, two or three days after I lost her; and that the man that brought her to him, told him he had some other cows, but he had not a certificate for this cow.</p>
<p>Q. What do you value her at?</p>
<p>Wilson. I suppose she is worth about 3 l.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I went in there with my box, to sell some things I carry about. I never saw the spoon.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-20-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in High-Holborn ; I keep a brandy-shop there. About 8 o'clock that morning, the prisoner came into my house with this frock and waistcoat in her lap. She told me she was along with a man all night, and he gave her no money, and she brought his cloths away ; after that she told me they were her husband's cloaths, and she would go and pawn them, for he had pawn'd all her's; she proffer'd to leave them with me for 2 s. and 6 d. I did not ask her whether she wanted to sell or pawn them for that money. I sent for a constable, and had her taken up. The cloaths were carried to the constable's house, and by him advertised on the wed nesday; and the prosecutor came and owned them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I had been at work in the country; I came to town and received a guinea of a master of mine at Brumpton ; he is since dead. I met a woman, she ask'd me if I would buy these cloaths; I said I don't care to buy a pig in a poke; so desired to see them. She ask'd me a guinea for them. I gave her 16 s. and two pots of beer. Then a soldier laid hold of me, and said, you bitch, come and give me some gin. He took me to this man's shop; they took my cloaths. I went to fetch a constable to have some recompence; then they brought another constable, and took me to the round-house.</p>
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<p>Some of the things were produced in court, and the former testimony confirmed by Dan. Hall, the pawnbroker,
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<p>The prisoner said she was fifteen years of age.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-22-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 26th of June, I was passenger in the Salisbury flying coach, going thither. There were four gentlemen and one gentlewoman with me. Betwixt Turnham Green and Brentford, betwixt the five and six mile stone in the parish of Chiswick, between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning, a man came up to the side of the coach and put his pistol in, demanding our money; at the same time calling to his companion who lagg'd behind to come up. Then came up another person. They were both arm'd and mask'd. The second acted but little; he rather sat on horseback as a guard. I gave about twelve or fourteen shillings to the man that came up first. They declared that should not do, and ordered us out of the coach into the high-way. They took six shillings out of another pocket of mine, and four penny worth of halfpence out of my breeches pocket, and threaten'd to blow my brains out for concealing it. He on horseback I believe threaten'd as much as the other. After this, the person who came up first, declared he would see what was in the boot of the coach, and accordingly jump'd up, and by the help of the coachman, took out two cloak bags; one of which was my property. They made the coachman help them up before them, and each rode off with one. He mentions the goods in this cloak bag as in the indictment. Some of these things were found again in the prisoner's lodgings. I found there a light perriwig, three pair of stockings, a pair of double channel pumps, a handkerchief, two cannisters without tea. They were found on the 27th of July, the day the prisoner was taken, in his trunk, and they are my property, taken out of my cloakbag. I found also at Mr. Loader's a cloth coat and breeches, and waistcoat, with the lace stripp'd off. The portmanteau was brought home three weeks after, said to be found in Kensington Gravel-pits. There were also two guineas in money.</p>
<p>I also heard the prisoner own the robbery before the justice; he said, he, and one
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. When was the first time that witness ever saw me?</p>
<p>Higden. I have seen him pass by my door several times before this.</p>
<p>Q. Did he hear me make any confession?</p>
<p>Higden. Yes I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did not Mr. Hidgen declare before the justice he never saw me before?</p>
<p>Higden. No, My Lord, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did not Mr. Higden say, the man's voice that robb'd him did not agree with mine?</p>
<p>Higden. I said, I could not say it was the prisoner's voice.</p>
<p>Q. Did he never declare he would have my life, and hoped on that account to be made a great man?</p>
<p>Higden. No, I never declared any such thing. I said, I would go through with it in duty to my country.</p>
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<p>Mr. Higden. These things were advertised in the publick papers several times, and there is the perriwig maker that made the wig now in court.</p>
<p>Justice Lidiard. The prisoner and the things were brought before me, he denied the fact at first, he said it I would be of any service to him he would make a confession. I told him I could not admit him as an evidence, but if he had a mind to make a voluntary confession I would hear it, but I would not at all press him to it; I gave him an hour's time to do it; I went down stairs and up again, and then he told me he had committed this and several other robberies in company with one Plunket; I bid him recollect, as nearly as he could, all the robberies he had committed, and come again the next day; he brought it me the next day in writing, I did not ask him to sign it, he gave it me to read, and said the contents of that paper were true. I left the paper in his hands and never ask'd it of him. He confess'd the taking the two portmanteaus, and among the rest, the things that lay then before him. He confess'd this when I went to him at the Gate-house, and likewise when he was examined by me the first of August.</p>
<p>The prisoner desired the court would indulge him to read his defence, which was to this purport:</p>
<p>'' My Lord, I am persuaded from the candour and indulgence shewn me in the course of my trial, that your lordship will hear me with patience, and make allowance for the confusion I may shew before an awful assembly, upon so solemn an occasion.</p>
<p>Your lordship will not construe it vanity in me, at this time, to say, that I am the son of a divine of the kingdom of Ireland, well known for his zeal and affection to the present royal family, and happy government; who bestowed an education upon me becoming his character, of which I have in my hand a certificate from a noble lord, four members of parliament, and several justices of peace for the country where I was born, and received my education.</p>
<p>About the beginning of the late French war, my lord, I came to London, with a design to enter into the military service of my king and country; but unexpected disappointments obliged me to change my resolution; and having married the daughter of a reputable trademan, to her fortune I added what little I had of my own, and entered into trade in the grocery way, and continued therein till my wife died. I very quickly after her death found a decay in trade, arising from an unavoidable trust reposed in servants; and fearing the consequence, I candidly consulted some friends, and by their advice, sold off my stock, and in the first place honestly discharged my debts, and proposed to apply the residue of my fortune in the purchase of some military employment, agreeable to my first design.</p>
<p>During my application to trade, my lord, I unhappily became acquainted with one Plunket, an apothecary, who, by his account of himself, induced me to believe he had travelled abroad, and was possessed of cloaths and other things suitable thereto, and prevailed on me to employ him in attending on my family, and to lend him money to the amount of 100 l. and upwards.</p>
<p>When I left off trade, I pressed Plunket for payment, and after receiving, by degrees, several sums, he proposed, on my earnestly insisting that I must call in all debts owing to me, to pay me part in goods and part in money.</p>
<p>These very cloaths with which I am now charged, my lord, were cloaths he brought to me to make sale of, towards payment of my debt, and accordingly, my lord, I did sell them, very unfortunately, as it now appears; little thinking they were come by in the manner. Mr. Higden hath been pleased to express, whose word and honour are too well known to doubt the truth.</p>
<p>My lord, as the contracting this debt between Plunket and myself was a matter of a private nature, so was the payment of it; and therefore, it is impossible for me to have the testimony of any one single witness to these facts, which (as it is an unavoidable misfortune) I hope, and doubt not, my lord, that your lordship and the gentlemen of the jury will duly weigh.</p>
<p>My lord, I cannot avoid observing to your lordship, Is it probable, nay, is it possible, that if I had come by those cloaths by dishonest means, I should be so imprudent as to bring a man to my lodgings at noon-day to buy them, and give him my name and place of residence, and even write that name and residence myself in the Salesman's book? It seems to me, and I think must to every man, a madness that no one, with the least share of sense, could be capable of.</p>
<p>My lord, I have observed in the course of Mr. Higden's evidence, he hath declared, he could not be positive either to my face or person, the defect of which, I humbly presume, leaves a doubt of the certainty of my being one of the two persons.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175009120012"/>My lord, it is very true, when I was first apprehended, the surprize confounded me, and gave me the most extraordinary shock; it caused a delirium and confusion in my brain, which rendered me incapable of being myself, or knowing what I said or did; I talked of robberies as another man would do in talking of stories; but, my lord, after my friends had visited me in the Gate-house, and had given me some new spirits, and when I came to be re examined before justice Lediard, and then asked, if I could make any discovery of the robbery, I then alledged that I had recovered my surprize, that what I had talked of before concerning robberies was false and wrong, and entirely owing to a confused head and brain.</p>
<p>This, my lord, being my unhappy fate; but unhappy as it is, as your lordship is my judge and presumptive council, I submit it, whether there is any other evidence against me than circumstantial.</p>
<p>First, the selling of the lace and cloaths, which I agree I did; for which I account.</p>
<p>Second, the verbal confession of a confused brain; for which I account.</p>
<p>All this evidence I humbly apprehend is but circumstantial evidence.</p>
<p>It might be said, my lord, that I ought to shew where I was at this time.</p>
<p>To which, my lord, I answer, that I never heard the time, nor the day of the month, that Mr. Higden was robbed; and, my lord, it is impossible for me, at this juncture, to recollect where I was, and much more to bring any testimony of it.</p>
<p>My lord, in cases where a prisoner lies under these impossibilities of proof, it is hard, nay, it is very hard, if presumption and intendment may not have some weight on the side of the prisoner. I humbly hope, and doubt not, but that doctrine will not escape your lordship's memory to the jury.</p>
<p>My lord, I have lived in credit, and have had dealings with manking, and therefore humbly beg leave, my lord, to call about a score to my character, or more, if your lordship pleases; and then, my lord, if in your lordship's opinion the evidence against me should be by law only circumstantial, and the character given of me by my witnesses should be so far satisfactory, as to have equal weight, I shall most willingly and readily submit to the jury's verdict.''</p>
<p>He call'd nine gentlemen of credit, who gave him a very good character.</p>
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<p>I was going into the city; there came by the train bands; I stopp'd to look at them. There was a ragged young fellow in a black wig near the prosecutor's pocket. I never touch'd the handkerchief in my days. It was found betwixt me and another gentleman.</p>
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<p>(He was asked if he knew the consequence of taking a false oath, and answered well to it.)</p>
<p>Q. Give the court an account of what happened to you on the 29th of July at night.</p>
<p>Cockram. I was going to my father who is a watchman at the corner of Fleet Lane, on this Sunday night for the key of the door, The prisoner came behind me, and laid hold of my bundle which I had under my arm; I did not let go but struggl'd with him. I saw his face some time. There was a lamp just behind the place where he knock'd me down, which he did with a stick; and the moon shined too.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sensible when you fell down?</p>
<p>Cockram. I was, my lord. He took the bundle and ran away; and I got up and run after him, and cried out murder and thieves. The other witness was coming by, and he clasp'd him round the middle, as he ran round one of the houses in the market place. Then he let the bundle fall as soon as he was taken. I took up the bundle and went to my father, who came and took him to the watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lie long on the ground?</p>
<p>Cockram. No, my lord, I lay but a little time. I had fight of the prisoner from the time I was knock'd down, till he was taken.</p>
<p>Jos. Cooper. I was constable of the night. This lad brought this bundle to the watch-house. His father is a watchman, his stand is at the corner of Fleet Lane, who came with his son and the other witness the 29th of July. There was
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<p>I was coming down the market, I fell over the stick and took it up. I heard the lad cry out, I ran to see what was the matter. He said somebody had knock'd him down. The young fellow said he believed it was me, and took me, and carried me to the watch-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-31-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The night before the deceased died I was with him. I ask'd him how he did, I ask'd him if he could lay his death to any one of the men. He said to one and all. I shew'd the apothecary the corrupted blood which came from him when he made water; it looked like blood itself. The apothecary told me it came from the bruises he receiv'd from the men. And after he was dead, when I went to lift him into the coffin, the blood came into my hand from a hole between his shoulders. Before he died, he complained of pains all over his body.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body by when you shew'd the apothecary this bloody water?</p>
<p>Anlicker. Mrs. Bradley was, my Lord.</p>
<p>Greenwod. Upon my oath there was never such a word past. I view'd the body on the coroner's inquisition, and saw no such place as is mentioned upon his shoulder. I applied four blisters to him; two on his body, and one on each arm; and I saw no blood at all.</p>
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<p>Loveless. The watch was found in the street, with the glass broken, and brought to the watch-house by some person, I know not who.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming from Blackwall; I met that gentleman going along, as I had pass'd him, he said stop thief; I ran to the top of the lane and fell down, so one person said, you are the man I believe. The prosecutor said before the justice, he could not swear to me; and when the justice said I must be the man, then he did swear to me.</p>
<p>Loveless. After I had given the same account I have here, I saw his ancient father, who was very much troubled, then I was willing the prisoner should go about his business; and I did say, is it not possible one man should be like another in the dark? a body may be mistaken ; but I was as certain to the prisoner as I am now.</p>
<p>There were nine witnesses spoke well, as to his character in what they had observed of him, since he returned from the East-Indies with Admiral
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<p>I came from Blackwall ; there were men a fighting about emptying a vault, and a great noise, I went along by them, there was murder cry'd out among them; I met this watchman, he said, d - n you, I'll stop the first I see. I said, don't stop me, I readily went with him by ourselves to the Ship-tavern, which is best part of half a mile; then I went to the watch-house, there they brought a sack ; I charged the officer to take Fletcher into custody, but he let him go and kept me; in the morning they put me in the cage; there was a report of some houses being broke open, and I stood trembling in the cage, so somebody put that old jacket through to cover me with.</p>
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<p>Henry Green. I was coachman to Mrs. Selby ; I was coming through Brumpton about six o'clock, or rather before, it was before sun set, on the 30th of August, I saw the prisoner on horse back; when I came within ten yards, pointing his pistol to me, he was sitting still, betwixt me and London; he stood till I came up to him, as I mov'd on, he said, if I did not stop he would blow my brains out; I stop'd immediately, he went up to the coach and demanded the ladies money and their watches. I saw the ladies give their purses out of the coach, then he ask'd them for their watches; I heard Miss Selby say, upon her honour she had left her watch at home. He pull'd a mask over his face a little way, but not till after he had demanded the ladies money. After this he rode off, but not fast, towards Brumpton; I am very certain the prisoner is the man. Last Saturday, about 11 or 12 o'clock, I was standing at my own door in Bow-street, Covent-Garden; the prisoner came by between two men on foot; I knew him, I follow'd him up the street considering what was best to be done; after I had followed him some way I laid hold of his arm, and said, sir. if you please I would speak with you; then I said, sir, you are the man that robb'd a coach between Brumpton and the Bell, and you must go along with me to the justice. I spoke to a man that stood at an apothecary's shop door to assist me; the prisoner told me he would go very quietly with me, and desired I would make no noise. We went imediately to justice Fielding's by ourselves, I told the justice's clark that was the man that had robb'd the coach, &c. He told me I must fetch the ladies to swear to what they had been robb'd of; I fetched the footman, he was behind the coach, who as soon as he enter'd the room, said he would swear that was the man. There were no arms found upon him, he was then committed.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The pistol is not offensive but defensive at the Esquire's house where I lodged, there has been attempts made to rob it, so I took the pistol into my custody, the young gentleman and I being bed-fellows, for fear of a surprize in the night; the mask I unfortunately found going home one night, I kick'd against it, I took it up, and when I got home I throw'd it into my chest.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17500912-37-defend288 t17500912-37-deflabel168"/>; I have bought a great many quantities of sugar of them, in about these two years and better, I believe I have bought some tons of them, two or three hundred weight at a time. About two years and a half ago I bought a quantity of them, about three hundred weight, they came to my house with it.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Camper. I keep a publick-house upon Wapping Wall, Shadwell.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of sugar was this you speak of, about three hundred weight?</p>
<p>Camper. It was coarse sugar.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give them for it per pound?</p>
<p>Camper. I used to give them twopence farthing or twopence halfpenny per pound, what I gave for that I cannot tell now.</p>
<p>Q. What might that sugar be worth?</p>
<p>Camper. At that time the same sort of sugar was worth five pence per pound.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know that at the same time you bought it?</p>
<p>Camper. Yes, I did; I knew they did not come honestly by it.</p>
<p>Q. How did you know that?</p>
<p>Camper. They told me they stole it, for people that deal that way make them all alike that trade with them; they used to come at unusual times of the night.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to give this information?</p>
<p>Camper. To clear myself.</p>
<p>Q. How, to clear yourself?</p>
<p>Camper. There was a great deal of noise about the water side, was the reason I gave information; and, please your lordship, one of the prisoners is the only man in England to open and shut up a hogshead.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-38-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a stationer's shop in Thames-Street. On the 21st of March last there were two bales of goods, belonging to Mr. Best, sent from my house by
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<interp inst="t17500912-38-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to be put into a boat, and for his house at Greenwich. I had given Mr. Best leave to put his goods in my shop till they could be sent to Greenwich for him. The waterman carried these two bales from my house to the boat, which lay at Summer's key, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening; he not coming again, for he was to have fetched Mrs. Best who was to have gone with him, I went to see what was the matter, I found him in the boat with a candle in his hand, he told me he had put the goods into the boat, and they had been taken away.</p>
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<p>On his cross examination he said one bale was mark'd G. B. the other
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<p>- Hall. There were two bales of goods brought and put in the boat, and covered over with the tilt; I did not stay in the boat above six or seven minutes; somebody call'd out and said there were some more goods brought, I went on shore, there were none; I did not stay on shore above a quarter of an hour; when I went on board I found the goods were gone.</p>
<p>Q. What weight might they be of?</p>
<p>Hall. One of them might weigh about a hundred and a half.</p>
<p>Penprise is called, the council for the prisoners object to it. The record of the court is produced, where it is said Penprise was called upon to plead, he pleaded guilty. He was found so by the jury to be branded in the hand, and was branded accordingly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17500912-38-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I were rowing up with a wherry, in order to row into Billings-gate and get some beer; we saw there two bales of goods, one was linen, the other canvass and crapes; they were covered in a wherry with a tilt; we consulted together in order to take them out; accordingly we lifted them out into our boat, and row'd away down the river to Mr. Roof's; he lives in Shadwell, facing Cole-stairs, he is a sugar-baker; we got there a little after ten o'clock, I carried the bale of linen to his house, and Watson carried the canvass, stuffs, and crapes to my house, which was about a hundred yards distance. I saw Roof in the yard, so I flung them down at the back door, and said, take hold, I don't know what it is. Then I went to follow Watson, before he got to my house I overtook him. I step'd before him and open'd the cellar window, which I had joyning to my house, we put it down there, then he and I came back to Roof's and opened that bale; there was a bill of parcel of what it cost; Watson had some printed linen chints patterns. Roof was with us then. I cannot say how many pieces of printed linen there were; there were four or five. We ask'd Roof if he could sell them, he said, be believed he could, but said, they must lye some time, saying they would be advertised. We took them out of the wrapper, and put them by, and put the wrapper under his copper and burnt it. Then we went away to my house and opened the other bale, there was
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<interp inst="t17500912-38-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at length upon one wrapper, I know not which; we found in the other bale six pieces of camblet, four pieces of stuffs striped, and eight pieces of Norwich crapes, we took them out of that wrapper and put them into two sacks, and brought the crape into my house, and left the other things in a sack in the cellar; then Watson went home, I had a suspicion my house might be searched, so the next morning I went down to Mr. Roof's, and desired him to take them. Said he, I will come and fetch them; he came the next morning, I gave him the eight pieces of crape in a sack; about a week after my house and Watson's were searched for these goods; they could not find any thing in either; I saw the officers coming, so I got away. At night I came home, and went down to Roof's, Watson went with me, we told him what had happen'd; he said, he had heard it; so we desired he would take to his house the other part of the goods, he agreed to it, and said, he would send them away; Watson and I carried them to his house that night, at about 11 or 12 o'clock. Now they were all at his house, when we found he could not sell them, we ask'd him to let us have them again, saying, we could sell them. Said he, you may have them again. Said we, we must pay you something. What? said he. We shall not fall out, said we. One morning after this I happened to be at Mr. Newby's house, at King James's stairs, Shadwell, he is a publican, there was Watson and I, Newby and Mr. Harrison, the last lives in Ratclif-high-way, he is a broker. Harrison said, what have you done with your goods? he knew of it, for two or three days after we had taken them he shew'd me the advertisement in the paper concerning them, and said, it was a good booty (this was about a month after) Roof told us he had carried the goods to a place of safety, but would not tell Watson or I where. Harrison lean'd over the table and said, he could sell them all in a day or two.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he said we?</p>
<p>Penprise. I am sure he did. We said then, what will you have for selling them? He said
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175009120019"/> ten guineas. We said we will give it; but you must mind and not sell them under price for the take of your ten guineas. He said he would sell them as dear as he could. We said you must mind what you do, for you know they are advertised, and the gentleman is very busy in looking after them. Never fear, said Harrison, we know who to sell them to. I don't know whether both did not say so; but Harrison took most upon him to talk. Mr. Roof would not tell us where they were; but I found afterwards, that they were in Old-street; after we agreed, we parted, and we went to Roof's the next day, in order to get the goods again, and Mr. Roof went with us, and also a porter with a basket. There were Mr. Roof, and I, Watson, and the porter. When we came into Old-street, Roof put us into an alehouse, and said, he'd come to us presently. We sat down and drank for about half an hour, and Roof came to us again, and said the man that has got the goods will have six guineas for warehouse room. We said it was rather too much, two or three were pretty well, and desir'd he'd return and get it as cheap as he could. He went out and came in again, and said they would bate half a guinea and no more. We bid Roof pay it, and we would pay him again. He said he would. Presently I went out at the door, and saw a basket standing three or four doors off on the right hand. I thought this was our basket. I stepp'd out and look'd into the shop and found it to be a grocer's shop. I saw our porter standing in the shop all alone. I went back and told Watson, that I had seen the porter and basket at such a place. I lighted a pipe of tobacco and came to the door; then the basket was taken in. After that the porter came out with the basket on his back, and Roof close after him with a bag. Then I went in and told Watson that the goods were coming. We paid our reckoning and followed them. Roof carried the bag about two hundred yards; then I took it. We went to Harrison's house; we got there between 12 and 1 o'clock in the day; we sent the porter about his business. Harrison sent away for Newby; he came, and said he had company in his house, so could not stay; we had opened them before he came; he just looked upon them and went away. There was a mark upon the end of the printed linen, which Harrison got a pair of scissars, and cut off. We left them there for him to sell. There was a whole piece of cotton Roof would have for his own use; and he said he would pay us for it. About a day or two after, they said one Maculley wanted to buy some of it. Watson and I went down to his house, and took no notice we belong'd to the goods, to observe that they did not cheat us. There went a boy from Mr. Maculley's to Mr. Harrison's by his order, to fetch some of the linen that they might see it. He is a sea-faring man; his wife sells linen, ribbons, &c. There were three pieces of printed linen brought down; they began to look at them, and said they were very pretty things. Harrison asked three shillings a yard, saying he had them to sell for a poor man who was in goal. The woman said she would have them, if her husband lik'd it; so she chose out two pieces; her husband was to give his note for them. Harrison said he would accept it. Said the woman, how many yards is there of them? Said Harrison, there is five or six and thirty yards of a piece. Said she, how much money do they come to? as they were casting it up, said the woman, had we not better measure them? Harrison said with all my heart; but there is the same quantity I'll assure you. Said the woman, I chuse to have them measured. Then Newby and Harrison measured them. There were but about twenty-five yards of a piece. Then they said, what villains are those that have got the man's goods when they had them in their custody, when the poor man was in goal. Then the woman agreed to give them the money, which was seven pounds ten shillings, at three shillings per yard. There was a note given from Mr. Maculley to Mr. Harrison, and Newby was a witness to it.</p>
<p>Q. What money did you get for these goods?</p>
<p>Penprise. When Harrison first sold some of them, which was a day or two after he had them; he gave Watson and me twelve guineas in part; he said he had sold about fourteen pounds worth. But we never got any more for all the goods than that twelve guineas. We used to go to them to settle with them; but they would always put us off. Harrison would say Newby had got the money; and Newby would say Harrison had the money. So they serv'd us; we never could get them together, or get any other answer from them.</p>
<p>On his cross examination, he said he was taken up about some logwood, and sent to Mr. Harrison to be bail for him; that he came once to see him when he was in New Prison, but never came again, and would not bail him ; that Watson is run away; that he saw the goods in the boat as he was going over the boat to step on shore.</p>
<p>Roof. I am a sugar-baker, I live at Colestairs, Shadwel. The 21st of last March Penprise knocked
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175009120020"/> at my back door, I said who is there ? Said he a friend. I opened the door, in he threw a bale of goods; he bid me take care of them. I shut the door again, and went out at the fore door; then I saw Watson and Penprise. They desired I would open it, that they might see what was in it. There were four pieces of linen for sheeting, two pieces of printed cotton, four pieces of printed linen, what they call chints; there were two letters G B on the cover. I took that and threw it under my copper and burnt it; the next day I saw Watson. He told me I might send the goods any where, where I thought they would be safe. Then Bradley came to my house to buy some sugar; I shew'd him these goods; he said he would have the goods, and take care of them. I told him I was afraid my house would be rummag'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him how you came by them?</p>
<p>Roof. I told him I believ'd they were stolen.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Bradley live?</p>
<p>Roof. He lives at Hoxton, and keeps a chandler's shop. He said he would carry them to a place in Old-street where Kirkley liv'd. So he took some, and some a porter carried. When I had got rid of the things from my house, I went to Penprise, and he said there were some other goods which he would be glad to have me take. Then he gave into my custody eight pieces of black crape in a corn sack. Them I carried to my house, which Bradley fetch'd the day after to Old-street. As I was getting up about five or six days after, I saw some goods lying in my yard, I opened the door, in comes Penprise, and said there are some of the goods, and desired I would send them along with the other things. I never look'd into the bag, so don't know what they were; I put the bag into a basket, and laid five or six loaves of sugar upon them, and sent them after the others in about half an hour's time by my porter
<persName id="t17500912-38-person305"> Robert Neale
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<p>*** At this sessions above one hundred 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 fourpenny books.</p>
<p>N. B. The second part will be published on Tuesday next the 2d of October.</p>
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<p>*** Sir John Colebatch's most excellent volatile anti-apoplectic Elixir, so much fam'd for certainly curing convulsive Fits, and all nervous Disorders, and Complaints in Men Women and Childrens, Being the genuine Receipt of that late eminent Physician, who found it by long and skilful Experience, to be the only sure Specific for the Apoplexy, Epilepsy, Lethargy, Hysteric, and all other Disorders, seizing the Head, and Nerves; such as Swimmings in the Head, violent Head-Achs, Sleepiness, Faintings, Falling-Sickness, Lowness, and Sinking of the Spirits, Palpitation and Trembling of the Heart, Weakness of the Nerves, Hysteric Fits, Hysteric Cholics, Convulsions in the Bowels, &c. we so daily hear of Persons being suddenly seiz'd with, and expire for want of a true Specific, to give a due Circulation to the Blood and nervous Fluid.</p>
<p>This excellent Specific Elixir, not only cures the aforesaid Disorders, but by being taken in Time, keeps them from coming, prevents Returns, and has cured many, that have tried all other Things, and the Advice of most eminent Physicians without Success.</p>
<p>To be had of the Proprietor Marshall Sheepey, Bookseller, under the South-West-Piazza of the Royal Exchange, Cornhill, (by whom good Allowance is given in the Country to sell again, or carry abroad) and (by his Permission) sold at Mrs. Lagrange's Medicinal Warehouse, at the Acorn in New-street, Covent Garden, and no where else in London; in the Country by the following persons; Mes. Stabler and Barslow, at York; Mr. Henry Martin, in Radcliff-street, Bristel; Mr. Woolley at Northampton ; Mr.
<persName id="t17500912-38-person306"> Robert Black
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<persName id="t17500912-38-person307"> James Wilkinson
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<persName id="t17500912-38-person308"> John Exshaw
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<interp inst="t17500912-38-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Bookseller, on Corkhill, Dublin. Price 4 s. the large, and 2 s. the smaller Bottle, with Directions.</p>
<p>N. B. At all the above Places, many likewise be had, the celebrated Dr. Radcliffe's Lozenges for the Piles, Price 1 s. the Dose, three or four of which, at most, perfect a Cure; and at any Time as a Purge prove a gentle, opening and cooling Medicine, for which they are excellent, and proper for all Families and Persons going abroad to keep by them. Good Allowance to those that take a Quantity. No Letters answer'd unless Post paid.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175009120021"/>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 12th, Thursday the 13th, Friday the 14th, Saturday the 15th, Monday the 17th, Tuesday the 18th, and Wednesday the 19th of September.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>PART II. of NUMBER VII. for the Year 1749.</p>
<p>BEING THE Third 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>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175009120022"/>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. WHERE did you send them?</p>
<p>Roof. I gave directions to him, that he was to carry them to Kirkley's house, and put them where Bradley put the other things. Watson came to me one day, and ask'd me to go and see if they were all sold. I called by myself at Kirkley's about five or six days after. Kirkley told me the porter had brought some goods which he had put up stairs with the other goods. About six weeks after, Watson ask'd me if I would go along with him to the place where the goods were. I said if he would come the next day I would. Penprise and he came accordingly. I employ'd
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<p>Q. Did you ever see the advertisement?</p>
<p>Roof. No, I never did. Bradley told me about eight days after the goods were carried to his house they were advertised, and also he said, he knew the man who printed them.</p>
<p>On his cross examination, he said Neal had been his porter about two years; that Neal did not know that they were Penprise's and Watson's goods; or that they were stolen ; that he could not tell how Bradley came to have a key to a room in Kirkley's house; and that there was no bargain made between Bradley and himself about the price for warehouse room.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you carry any thing for Mr. Roof to Old-street to Mr. Kirkley's ?</p>
<p>Neal. Yes, I have carried some lump sugar ; once I fetch'd some goods from Mr. Kirkley's. Mr. Roof said, Watson and Penprise wanted to speak with me. I went to them. They ask'd me to take a basket and go with them there. Roof said make your bargain as well as you can, I have nothing to do with that. I took my basket and went to
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<interp inst="t17500912-38-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the owner of these goods. There were in one bale, four pieces of Irish sheeting, one hundred and fifty yards; two pieces of printed cotton chints patterns, twenty eight yards each; four pieces of printed linen chints patterns, thirty five yards each. On this was my name in full length. They were bought of Mr. Craythorn in Cheapside, March 20. I always have my goods sent to Mr. Bradley's a stationer in Thames-street, who gives me house room; and as my man comes up from Greenwich where I live, he calls there to know what goods I have left there.</p>
<p>The other came from Norwich, I never saw it; but I have here in my hand the letter of advice of it before it came from
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<p>There were eight pieces of crape, four pieces of strip'd stuff, four pieces of canvas, No. 1. four Pieces of Camblet, No. 2. to be sent to Mr. Bradley stationer.</p>
<p>One bill is 56 l. 4 s. the other bill makes the amount of the whole 108 l. 7 s.</p>
<p>About 8 o'clock in the morning, March 21. Mrs. Best came home, and said she had met with a misfortune, having lost all these goods. Some time after this, there came a man to me, and said, he believed he could give me some account of my goods. I took out a search warrant and search'd Penprise's and Watson's houses; but it seems at Penprise's, I search'd the wrong cellar. Some time after this, a man came to me from Mr. Scott, the dry salter, to give me an account of my goods; saying he would carry me to a person, who had the goods brought to his house, which was this Roof. I went to Ratcliff-Cross to the Ship Tavern. We sent for Roof, but he could not be found. The next day I met with him there. He told me of his having the goods brought to his house; and went before Justice Bury, and swore to it. He told me the identical pieces of goods, so much as the number of yards. Then I had a warrant to search Harrison's house. I took Neal the porter who carried the goods there. Harrison happened to be at home. I fix'd two of my people at the door to see nothing was carried out. I went in with a constable and my servant. I desired the constable not to part from the warrant, yet notwithstanding, he gave it into Mr. Harrison's hand, which was using me very ill. In the very first drawer I opened, in a back room, up one pair of stairs, I found several pieces of printed cotton from one of my pieces. They were produced in Court. It is a new pattern just come out. I bought these goods myself. Then I said to Harrison, I have now the porter below, that can prove the delivery of the goods into your house. Said he, it is true, the goods were brought here, but they were here but one night; he then turn'd pale, and shook and trembled. He was carried before Justice Bury, and committed to New Prison. About six or seven days after this, on the 30th of July, a man came to me, and said, he believed he had seen some of my goods, which was the very person who gave me information at first, that was at Mrs. Maculley's. I went to Justice Bury for a warrant, then went down to this woman's house, and told her my business; sure, said she, they were not stolen. Said I, you bought them of Mr. Harrison. Said she, I did. Said I, they are my property. She said she would give me the bill, which her husband made a memorandum of. Said she, I have sold them to a person that is gone abroad. I think she said to Virginia: Said I, I have got a search warrant. Said she, don't affright me. The maid went up stairs and fetch'd me down a gown which she had made of one of the pieces; then Mrs. Maculley said she bought them of Newby and Harrison; that she had not money enough to pay for them, and her husband had given a note of hand for them, for 7 l. 19 s. They cost me 4 s. 2 d. per yard. I had these goods advertised in the Daily Advertiser, 20 l. reward, then for 40 l. But I heard nothing of them, till I found them as I have now mentioned. Here I heard of Bradley's being concerned. Then Kirkley and Bradley absconded. Here the prisoner Harrison acknowledg'd his guilt, and gave it up.</p>
<p>Witness continues. Some time after this a man came to me, and told me he was sorry for Bradley, and pleaded innocency on his part. Then Bradley came down to Greenwich, to my house, some time in August, my coachman was five days in persuading him to come down; he began to tell me how innocent he was. Said I, your friend has told me you saw the advertisement, and after that you went to Roof and did not approve of taking the money proposed in the advertisement. I said, if
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<p>Upon Mrs. Maculley being call'd, rather than have her evidence opened in court, Bradley and Newby pleaded guilty.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner said, he bought the horse upon the road late at night, but he knew not where the man lived, or who he was.</p>
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<p>Please to take it into consideration; is it likely I should steal a horse within four miles of my own house, (I live in Shoreditch) and come to sell him in Smithfield? I bought him of a man I am acquainted with, but I don't know where he lives. I gave three guineas for him: I had put myself out of money: I had set him up in Kingsland road,
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