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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270001"/>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>HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY,</p>
<p>On Wednesday the 27th, Thursday the 28th, of February, Friday the 1st, Saturday the 2d, and Monday the 4th, of March.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Third SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
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<p>NUMBER III.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1751,</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270002"/>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>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<interp inst="f17510227-1-person4" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> +, RICHARD ADAMS, Esq; Recorder ++, and others of his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London: and Justice of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and County of Middlesex.</p>
<p>N. B. The * || + ++ direct to the Judge before whom the Prisoner was tried.</p>
<p>L. M. by which Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex.</p>
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<p>187. (M.)
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<p>188. (M.)
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<p>189. (M.)
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<p>Q. Describe this gelding.</p>
<p>Groves. He had three white feet, and a blaze in his face, and two wall eyes.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Groves. The prisoner had been loitering about us for about a fortnight: he had work'd for me last hay-time, and he had done little things before. When my horse was missing, he was also. I inquired after him; I went as far as St. Alban's (knowing he came from near Luton, in Bedfordshire ) but did not find him. I had my horse cry'd at Watford, and found him again on Wednesday, being the day after, in the possession of
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<p>Q. What is your horse worth?</p>
<p>Groves, He is worth 11 or 12 l.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-3-person42" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought the horse to me on Tuesday, the 22d of Jan. about nine o'clock in the morning: he had three white feet, a blaze down his face, and two wall eyes. I work with Mrs. Clayton. The prisoner ask'd if our bailey was at home. I said I expected him every hour. He said, he heard my mistress wanted to buy some horses, which she did. He staid some time, but seem'd very uneasy; often looking out, as though he suspected every body he saw. I sent the boy to inquire at a house in the town for our bailey; who return'd, and told me, the prisoner had been at that house and proffer'd the horse for
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270003"/> nine guineas ; which the prisoner said was true. Then I said, I am but a poor man, and could not afford to give much; but ask'd what I should give for him; adding, I would give him 3 l. 10 s. Upon which he pull'd me by the collar, and whispering, said, you shall have him for the other ten shillings. I answered, no. Then he said I should have him. So I gave him a shilling earnest, and said, if he would fetch a voucher to tell how he came by the horse, I would pay him the remainder of the money; otherwise I would not. Then he told me his father's name was
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<interp inst="t17510227-3-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who was by, proffer'd to go to his father's house for 1 s. 6 d. but the prisoner said no, he would go himself. Then I offer'd to be 9 d. towards that charge; but he said he would not send, he would go himself. I answered he should not go. So we held him, and he struggled with us, till we tore his cloaths; and at last we, with much difficulty, secured him. The next morning I went to enquire after his father, but found no such man lived there; and calling at a house to get my breakfast, I heard the prosecutor had been about there to seek after such a horse, and subscribing the prisoner. Thus having obtain'd the prisoner, and found the prosecutor had subscrib'd him, I went to the prosecutor's house on the Wednesday, about one o'clock; when I saw his wife, and told her, I had got a man in curtisey. She said her husband was gone to London to have the horse advertised. She sent a man after him, and he came back and went along with me, and owned the horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-3-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable at Enfield. The prisoner at the bar was stopp'd upon suspicion of stealing this horse on the 21st of Jan. (describing him as
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<interp inst="t17510227-3-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on Saturday, the 22d of Jan. when we took the prisoner into custody. I saw Chapel buy the horse for 3 l. 10 s. ( he described the horse as the others did ) When Ab. Chapel talk'd of a voucher, the prisoner said his father was in trouble, and he did not care any body should go. I offer'd to go for 1 s. 6 d. Chapel said he would be one part, and the prisoner the other. He got out of the chair where he sat, and said he would go himself. Then we secured him. The prosecutor came afterwards and own'd the horse.</p>
<p>All that the prisoner could say, was, they were mistaken in their man.</p>
<p>The witness being all ask'd again, if they were certain as to the prisoner, they answered in the affirmative.</p>
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<p>190, 191, 192. ( M.)
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<p>The prosecutrix could only depose to finding her shop window up, and missing the above goods at the time mentioned ; and
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<p>193. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-5-off19 t17510227-5-crimeloc22"/>. The prisoner is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-5-defend59 t17510227-5-deflabel23"/>, and had been at my house; I missed the mug some time before he went away. He and another went away together.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-5-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When the prisoner and the other man went away, there came a link by the door; I going the same way, took the benefit of it. I came up with them in about three quarters of a mile walking: when I was about 20 yards behind them, I saw the china mug in the prisoner's hand; the prosecutor had told me of it before, and I had been privately looking about the house with him for it, and he told me he suspected the prisoner had it. So I went up to him, and took him by the collar, and said, Jack, that is Mr. Nash's mug, give it me; he put it into his bosom, then he took me fast by the collar. I cry'd out I had stop'd a thief; the person along with him stood close by us, but neither assisted me or him. I said again, he had robb'd Mr. Nash of a china mug. Then he threw it over a wall belonging to the Widow Withers. I went and knock'd at the door, and got a candle and lanthorn, and went into the yard behind the wall, and pick'd up the mug
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270004"/> broke in pieces. The pieces were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor, and one of the same pattern compared with it, which he brought.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was at Mr. Nash's house this night, and drank four or five pots of slip. After the reckoning was paid, Mr. Ambler and I went away together; I fell down three or four times, and I pick'd up this mug near a pair of gates where lay some dung; I did not know whether it was a common white mug or a china mug; and in walking about a quarter of a mile, this Mr. Scot came after me, and said I stole it. So I shov'd him up against the wall, and threw it over the wall.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>194. (M.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>195. 196. (M.)
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<p>++ Both
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>197. (L.)
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<p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-8-off35 t17510227-8-cd36"/>. ++</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-8-person77" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-8-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 30th of January, about 7 o'clock at night, as I was going along
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-8-off35 t17510227-8-crimeloc37"/>, I catch'd hold of the prisoner's arm, just as he had taken my handkerchief out of my pocket: one corner of it was in my pocket. He drop'd it down directly. I kept hold of him till I had him secured. The handkerchief was produced in court, and deposed to. My relation,
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never touched his handkerchief. There was a great crowd of people, and they laid hold on me by mistake.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>198. ( L.)
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<interp inst="t17510227-9-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. I was charg'd with the prisoner. He cry'd and made a heavy to do, desiring I would let him go.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-9-verdict44" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.</p>
<p>The prisoner had given his evidence last sessions against two of his accomplices, See No. 154, 155, 115. 116. He had been released out of confinement but about an hour before he committed this fact.</p>
<p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>199. (L.)
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<p>++
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>200. (L.)
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<p>+
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<p>201. (L.)
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<p>+
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<p>202. (L.)
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<p>+
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<p>203, 204
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<p>The prisoners took an opportunity, when they were let in to sweep the chimnies, to take away the goods mentioned. After they were gone, the things were missed. The prisoners being taken up and secured, they both confessed the fact which was deposed by the prosecutor and
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<p>Both
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<p>See No. 1. in this Mayoralty.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-15-off67 t17510227-15-crimeloc69"/>. On the 17th of this inst. I had a considerable sum of money in my drawer, in my writing-desk; as near as I could make up my account it was about 115 l. part in Portugal gold, and part guineas, in two bags, one a yellow canvas, mark'd R H, 1746, the other a little, dirty, linen bag; but the greatest part of the money was in the yellow bag. In a hurry, betwixt 9 and 10 o'clock on Sunday night, I accidentally left my key in the lock where this money was, there it remained all night; on the Monday morning, betwixt eight and nine, I went to my desk, the first thing I saw was the key in the drawer; I immediately drew it out, and saw my two bags were gone.</p>
<p>Q. Do you lie in the chamber?</p>
<p>Bill. No; they are too small for Mr. Barber and I to lie in, therefore we lie in another place, my lord.</p>
<p>Q. Does any other person lodge there?</p>
<p>Bill. No; my lord.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do upon missing your money?</p>
<p>Bill. I call'd in
<persName id="t17510227-15-person113"> Elizabeth Curtice
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<interp inst="t17510227-15-person113" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-15-person113" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , the landress, for I at once suspected the prisoner, who was her servant. She said she gave the girl the key of the door, and she went and lighted a fire for the other gentlemen. Looking upon. my desk, I found the key of my chamber door lying there. The prisoner was taken the same day at Shadwell. I went there: the first thing I asked her was, about what time she took this money. She said, she took it out after she had lighted the fire; that she went in in an unlucky hour; seeing the key there, she open'd it, and was tempted, seeing a yellow bag, to see what was in it; and seeing a large parcel of gold, she took it away. She made this confession in presence of several gentlemen, and never denied it. The yellow bag was produced in court, with the letters
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<p>Q. Whose property is this money?</p>
<p>Bill. It is my property, my lord,</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-15-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Shacksby's Walk, Shadwell. The prisoner at the bar came to my house the 18th of February, about a quarter after 11 o'clock. I had little or no knowledge of her, but she knew my daughter. She staid till seven o'clock. I found she had shew'd this money to my wife. My wife told me of it. I said to her, my dear, you have got money about you, tell it, that it may prevent any mistake, &c. She took it out, but could not tell it. She drop'd one guinea, and I made her take it up. I saw there were 68 guineas, besides half guineas and Portugal money. (There is now a memorandum in the bag that was made before the justice, it being told over upon his worship's table.) I think in all there is 110 l. 12 s. 6 d. The money was in a dirty linen bag. I never saw the yellow bag in my house, but I saw it afterwards. She told me she receiv'd it for prize-money belonging to her husband. I ask'd her what man of war her husband belong'd to. She could not tell: nor could she tell whether she received the money in Broad-street, or at a banker's. Then she said, she had sold her conosity for 500 l. and such like talk. I sent for a constable and took her up. and took her before justice Bury. The bag was produced in court with the money and memorandum in it, sealed with the justice's seal.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17510227-15-person116"> Elizabeth Curtice
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<interp inst="t17510227-15-person116" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-15-person116" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my servant. I gave her the key of the chamber door that morning, to go and light the fire. She said, after she had unfortunately taken the money and gone out of the room, she pull'd the door too after her, and that she did not know but she should have carried the money back again, had she not left the key behind, which was locked into the room. I heard her confess the whole of taking it, &c.</p>
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<persName id="t17510227-15-person117"> Samuel Lee
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<interp inst="t17510227-15-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Shadwell, This evidence went with Butterey before the justice of peace, and confirmed the account given by him. Her confession was read in court, signed by her own hand.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I leave it to the mercy of the court,
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-16-defend120 t17510227-16-deflabel77"/> to me about five months. She left me in July last. On the 20th of August my house was broke open: it was very safe over night. My kitchen is under ground. The next morning, after my servant call'd me up, my shutter to the kitchen was broke, and the bolt lay down in the area: the other windows behind the house had been tried at, but were too secure for them. I went immediately up stairs, where I undress myself : my drawers were all standing open. Upon my pincushion I had, with a pin, fastened a diamond ring, which lay on the dressing table; it was a mourning ring, with a little diamond and lock of hair under it ; five shifts, five muslin handkerchiefs, one fine pair of Dresden ruffles, a pair of gloves, two strip'd muslin aprons, two plain, and a Dresden handkerchief. I put the things there myself on the Saturday night, and I saw them all on Sunday, the 20th of
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<interp inst="t17510227-16-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Matthews, and was in August last, when the prisoner was. The night before the robbery was committed I was sent for to the Hampshire hog, a public house near my mistress's house, there were the prisoner, and Botty Jenkins, and a man that went by the name of
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<p>Q. Do you know whether that kitchen window was made fast before you went to bed the 19th of August?</p>
<p>Prosser. I heard the maid servant,
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<persName id="t17510227-16-person129"> Francis Congreve
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<interp inst="t17510227-16-person129" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-16-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . After the prisoner was in custody I went to her lodging, at one Cavenhau's, by Carnaby-market. I went up into the room where the people of the house said she lodg'd; there was a large chest of drawers; I sent for a Smith, and he open'd them; there were several things that belong to the prisoner, and some shirts belonging to Cavenhau, and also this shift and apron, which Mrs. Matthews said belong to her. The prisoner said she bought them in the street, of an old cloaths woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-16-person130" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in old Bond-street. The prisoner came to me one day, and said she had a favour to ask of me, telling me she kept company with one Laying, and he had given her a ring. which she desired to be put in pawn. I sent it by my drawer, who had two guineas upon it. After that, she went to live with one Mr. Tompson in St. Paul's Church-yard.</p>
<p>Q. What ring was this?</p>
<p>Cassery. It was a large diamond. I don't know whether there was a motto or not. I think the hoop was scollop'd.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she bring it to you.</p>
<p>J. Cassery. It was the 29th of August. I put it down in my pocket-book, because the man I sent could neither write nor read. She came after that and took it out herself.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the fact.</p>
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<p>207. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-17-victim134 t17510227-17-viclabel83"/> . On or about the 8th of this instant I came down stairs in the morning, there was a fire made, but the girl was gone. She not returning, I supposed she had taken something away. We look'd and miss'd the things mentioned in the indictment. After I had taken her up, she confess'd the fact and went with me to the people where she had pawn'd and sold them. She had broke the tongs to pieces. The goods were produced in court, and deposed to.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-17-person136" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a pawn-broker. I lent the prisoner at the bar 15 s. upon the salt, Feb. 8.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-17-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a gold-smith. On the 8th of February the prisoner at the bar came to my shop, and brought the tea-tongs broke in pieces, and said she found it. I bought it of her. She then told me she liv'd with one Mr. Atkinson, a bookseller, near the Gatehouse.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>208. (M.)
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<p>209. (M.)
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<p>210. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17510227-21-person153" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor. I hung the coat with the other things in the pockets up behind the door in the entry. On the 15th of this month I went accidentally to the shop door, and there I saw the prisoner stand; it was gone betwixt six and eight o'clock in the morning. I had some knowledge of the prisoner, for I once met her by Aldgate, and she ask'd me if I would have my fortune told. I went into Rosemary-lane, and the first woman I met with was the prisoner with the coat in her apron. The things were not in the pocket when I found it again.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I met an old woman who desired I'd go and pawn this old coat of her son's for her, saying she should be obliged to me. I went along with it, very innocently ; and I met with this good woman, who said it was hers. Said I, if it is yours take it, I never wrong'd man, woman, or child in my life.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-22-off110 t17510227-22-crimeloc107"/>. My house was broke open, and I was robb'd of these goods mentioned, but I know not by whom</p>
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<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Sunderland. I can say nothing of my own knowledge against him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Pray let the advertisement be read. It was to this purport:</p>
<p>Whereas a young woman pick'd out of a young man's pocket, that was in mourning, at the prince of Wales's gate, Leicester-fields, a silver watch, with a black ribbon but no seal, maker's name forgot. The person that took it being known, if the does not return it with honour, or send it to S. S. at the plough in St. Martin's Lane, by to-morrow noon, she shall be prosecuted as the law directs; if pawn'd or sold, please to direct to the above-mention'd place, and you shall have your money again
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270008"/> with thanks. If returned by the time there shall be no questions ask'd.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any particular reason to think a young woman pick'd it out of your pocket?</p>
<p>Sunderland. No, my lord. A young woman was some time standing next to me in the crowd, that is all, just by the prince of Wales's gate.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any talk with this young woman?</p>
<p>Sunderland. No, I had not, my lord.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember you saw the prisoner there?</p>
<p>Sunderland. No, my lord; I don't remember I ever saw him, before I saw him before the justice. I had advertised in this method, thinking it the best method to get my watch again. I can neither read nor write.
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<interp inst="t17510227-23-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Bibby, a pawn-broker in Stanhope-street. This watch ( producing it) was brought to pawn to me the 21st of January. A man, not the prisoner, it was a little man, wanted two guineas and an half upon it. I would not lend it. Then he went out, and came in again, and brought the watch in his hand, and said he'd take 2 l. 5 s. I look'd over the paper to see if it was advertised. I could not find it was. I stopp'd it: he went out again, and brought in the prisoner at the bar. The prisoner said it was his watch, and if I did not deliver it he'd mark me and abused me very much. He was at the door when the other came first in, for I heard a whispering there, which made me have a suspicion. I sent for a constable; he was not at home; and one of our people went out to them; they beat him over the head with a bludgeon. I heard no more of it that night. The next morning it was advertised. I went to inform the prosecutor. I left word; but he was out of town.</p>
<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Is it not out of spite, my lord, that he now gives this evidence against me, from a former quarrel?</p>
<p>Slatre. He has been a customer of ours, and we once had words; but I declare I have no more malice against him than I have against any one person in the world.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Slatre. He is a gentleman: I believe he is no business at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-23-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. On the 21st of January, about six in the evening, a servant to the pawnbroker came to my house and desired me to go there, saying, there was a couple of ugly fellows came with a watch, which they had a mind to stop ; but when I came there they were both gone. They told me the prisoner was one of them. I have known him these two years. After that they sent again, saying, there were many people in the street with bludgeons, &c. I was not at home. The next morning I saw the advertisement, and I carried it to the pawnbroker, and looked at the watch, and found it to be the same. I thought the Friday following a proper time to apprehend the prisoner, when the libel was burnt at Westminster. I took him up that day; he did not own any thing of the fact, but said the person with him was named Preston. I went to see for him, but could not find him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I met this Preston, who had the watch, in Russel-street, near Covent-garden. He had been a midshipman on board a man of war, and I was master at arms, but not of the same ship. I knew him very well in the West-Indies, but never heard any thing to his discredit in my life. He asked me how I did. We went to the black lion to drink some punch: he made an apology he had no money, but he had a watch to pawn. I directed him to Mr. Bebby's, and said he'd give him as much upon it as any body. He desir'd I'd show him the house. I did. He went in, and came out again and said, I can only get so much for it. Said I, then you'll only have the less to pay when you fetch it out again. Then he went in again, and the watch was stop'd. Then I went in, the lad ask'd me if I knew him. I told him I did. He ask'd me if I would vouch for his honesty. I told him I would. The watch was stop'd. As to my going back again, I did not: it is evident I would not, if I thought it was got dishonestly, recommend him to a pawnbroker that I knew, and where I had pawned my cloaths and things several times, and was known very well. When I found he could not stand by it, I beat him, and gave him a black eye. I thought he had got it by some girl he kept company with.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-23-person174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I know the other person, but do not know his christian name. He quarrel'd with Mr. Harvey about a watch. Mr. Preston came to Mr. Harvey, and ask'd him to go with him to give him a character, saying he had been to a pawnbroker, and his watch was stop'd.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>B. Newman. This was at Mr. Harvey's lodging, at the two Brewers in Maynard street, St. Giles's, near the church.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270009"/>B. Newman. It was about 12 o'clock in the day. Mr. Harvey said he'd go.</p>
<p>Q. What day was this ?</p>
<p>B. Newman. I believe it was the day after the prince's birth day, he went and came back again, and said he believed he was brought into a scrape and would have satisfaction for it, saying he'd beat him for bringing him into it. The next morning he went to Mr. Preston's house and took him into the field, and they fought with their fists as they told me, they came home with their faces broken. Mr. Preston then said he'd give him part of a pot of purl, and said he was sorry he had brought him into that dispute.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen them together since?</p>
<p>B. Newman. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. to Sunderland. Is this the woman that stood by you when you lost your watch in Leicester fields?</p>
<p>Sunderland. I can't say it is her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-23-person175" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I know they both came into my house with their faces broken, either the day or the day after the Prince of Wales's birth-day.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>M. Farrel. I live in Maynard street at the two brewers. I saw nothing of their going to the pawnbrokers, when they came back again I heard Mr. Harvey tell him about his bringing him into a scrape.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Preston now?</p>
<p>M. Farrel. He went away for good.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character.</p>
<p>M. Farrel. He lodged with me about three months, he always was at home about nine, or at farthest by ten o'clock at night, and commonly went out about eight in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-23-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner twenty four years, he went to school at the college at Dublin, and he was discharged from general Legonier's horse with a fair character, and also from on board a man of war. I never heard any ill of him till this affair, and I don't think he'd be guilty of such a fact.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Brittain. I am a hair merchant and live at the corner of Hatton-garden. I am not a house-keeper.</p>
<p>Q. to Slater. Was it possible for the person to come from your shop to Maynard street and back again, from the time he went first out of your shop, and the time he brought in the prisoner?</p>
<p>Slater. It was impossible, my lord, they are near a mile distant from each other, the man only went out and came in again directly.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever see Mr. Revil write?</p>
<p>Hankey, Esq; No, I never did, but I am well acquainted with his hand writing; the prisoner was taken up for an attempt of the like kind, and he confessed to me he forged this very note for 1 l. 10 s. and also, after that, before the alderman at Guild-hall, and that he had also forged the other two draughts. He said he had no accomplice, saying, he was himself alone.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give him any hopes of mercy to induce him to confess?</p>
<p>Hankey, Esq; No, my lord, I did not ; he had no reasonable expectation of mercy, for he said he knew he should be hang'd.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in liquor?</p>
<p>Hankey, Esq; He had been drinking, but sensible enough.</p>
<p>The note read to this purport.</p>
<p>29 Jan. 1750.</p>
<p>Sir Joseph and Sir
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<p>Pay to Mr.
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<interp inst="t17510227-24-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> he shew'd it to me; he observed upon it, it was a very small draught for Mr. Revil to draw, and said it was likely the balance of some account, but I had not at that time any reason to suppose it to be forg'd; it was given up by Mr. Revil, and return'd as not allow'd by him. The prisoner acknowledged it to be a forgery to me several times, and also before Mr. alderman Whitaker, before whom they were all three produced.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a voluntary confession?</p>
<p>Cole. It was, my lord, before so much as a question was asked him. As he saw two or three people coming to him, he said he knew what they
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<p>Q. Is the name
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<p>Cole. It is; I took it to be his writing till it was return'd.</p>
<p>Q. Who were these persons that came to the house which he saw and spoke to?</p>
<p>Cole. Christopher Green, at whose house the prisoner had lodg'd, Mr. Hankey next, and I followed him.</p>
<p>Christopher Green. I live at the crown in St. Catherine's street. The prisoner at the bar came, I think, to lodge at my house on the 19th of Jan. he agreed with me for a room for his wife and two children; he staid 7 days; he owed me about 17 s. 9 d. he said he had got upwards of 40 l. due to him at Mr. Revil's, and being to go abroad, said he was afraid he should go away without it. He brought this note for 1 l. 10 s. desired I'd step with it, and he'd get ready; I was willing to get my money, so went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17510227-24-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's with it. I took the money and return'd, and gave it to him; he paid me, and had some more things in my shop. He, his wife, and all went away; his wife came back about 10 o'clock at night, and said she had had a quarrel with her husband; then he came again, and had got 15 or 16 l. pound about him, and said he had took 20 l. of his money, and that he must go out of town, or he should be arrested. He went out, and came again on the Wednesday, and said he had been arrested, and that his charges came to 7 l. more than he then had: he said he'd call in the afternoon, saying, he had got a note for the other 20 l. and if I would step up with that he'd be obliged to me; he said they would ask me some questions, and I must tell them I came from
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<interp inst="t17510227-24-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; and Mr. Cole, we went into the house; I laid hold of him, and he spoke not a word for a good while; at last he own'd the fact, and said he hoped there would be no farther trouble about it, only making the money up again. He own'd to the three draughts and said he had no confederates at all. I heard him own it also at Guild-hall before the alderman.</p>
<p>Q. To Mr. Cole. Who are Sir
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<p>Cole. Sir
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t17510227-24-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to Mr. Revil's in April, 1748, and lived with him till Midsummer last; I was his fellow clerk, and I know no dishonesty by him during that time.</p>
<p>There were two other indictments against him for 20 l. each, drawn upon Sir Joseph and Company, but being found guilty, they were not tried.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Tringham. About a quarter after seven, on the first of Jan. I missed the goods mention'd; I saw them about a quarter of an hour before; I came to my door, and a person, who is now in court, came and described the two men to me, saying, one took them, and gave them to the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-25-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I happened to come down the old change, and on seeing this shop, Oakley said here is a fine mark; he bid me stand on the other side the way, he put his hand over the hatch and brought me over a jar, and put it in my apron; he went and brought me the other jar, then he went and brought the gally pots, we then went to Godard's house. Oakley took one jar, and I the other jar and gally pot; we carried them into his house and opened them; and we saw one was cucumbers, the other walnuts, the other anchovies; Godard bought them of us, we asked him two shillings for them, he gave us but one.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ask you where you got them?</p>
<p>Thompson. No, he did not, but he knew how we got them, as well as we did ourselves. He knew we went out to make that our prey, which we could lay hold on, my lord.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you take these goods?</p>
<p>Thompson. Between 7 and 8 o'clock, my lord.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body in the shop when you took them?</p>
<p>Thompson. No, my lord, I believe they were backwards.</p>
<p>Q. From Godard. Did I open them?</p>
<p>Thompson. No, we open'd them ourselves. He had dealt with us before for things we had stolen.</p>
<p>Godard. I never bought any thing of them but old iron.</p>
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<p>Q. What does Godard do for a living?</p>
<p>M. Saxton. I know not, my lord, I have seen the prisoner Oakley, and Thompson the evidence, come pretty often there.</p>
<p>Godard. I don't know that woman's face.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-29-off149" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing eighteen damask napkins, value 18 s. two table cloths, value 2 l. 10 s. two holland sheets, value 10 s. one holland shift, value 5 s. one pair of stays, value 5 s. one pair of worsted stockings, value 1 s. 6 d. two linen aprons, the goods of
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<persName id="t17510227-29-person229"> Elizabeth Wright
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<interp inst="t17510227-29-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to Daniel Wright, he is in the country at work. I did live at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17510227-29-off149 t17510227-29-crimeloc151"/>. I intrusted
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<interp inst="t17510227-29-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a soldier, with the key of my house to fetch some of my goods when he was not upon duty to my master's house, where I was gone to live in London; February the eighth and ninth he brought pewter and brass, &c. he brought all that was below stairs, and some things that were in the garret. My one pair of stairs room was lock'd, and I had the key.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been come from this house?</p>
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<persName id="t17510227-29-person231"> Elizabeth Wright
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<interp inst="t17510227-29-person231" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I came from thence the middle of Nov. My drawers in the one pair of stairs room were broke open, and the goods mention'd in the indictment taken away.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270012"/>[The two table-cloths, twelve of the napkins, and holland sheets were produced in court and deposed to.]</p>
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<persName id="t17510227-29-person232"> John Moulding
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<interp inst="t17510227-29-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was drinking with Joseph Wolf about a month ago at Downs's, the red Lion in Gardiner-lane. He said he had got a shirt in pawn, and did not know how to get it out, and was afraid of coming into trouble. (The two prisoners were soldiers.) I having the key of this woman's house, he persuaded me to go along with him to rob it: we went the same day and open'd the door, Wolf broke open the chamber door up one pair of stairs; then he got a hammer and chissel, and broke open three drawers, there being a bag of tools left in the house of Daniel Wright's, he is a sawyer; he took out a pair of stays, a holland shift, six damask napkins, and a damask table-cloth; then we lock'd the outside door, and went to St. Gyles's. Wolf gave a man, a stranger to me, the stays to pawn or sell, who went, and returned with 2 s. 6 d. he gave the man 6 d. for his trouble. We went to an old cloaths shop in Monmouth-street, and he sold the holland shift there for 2 s. after that we met with an old cloaths woman, to whom Wolf gave the six napkins to go to sell for him.</p>
<p>Q. Who was this woman?</p>
<p>Moulding. I don't know her, my lord; she sold them, and brought him 5 s. then we went to the two Brewer's in St. Giles's, and he offer'd the table cloth to the woman of the house; she would not buy it, so we went to the brown bear, and sold it for 8 s. and two full pots of beer. Going out at the door I met with
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<interp inst="t17510227-29-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who ask'd me what I had been about, and I told him the whole; he said, I am sorry you should let such a fool as Wolf into such an affair, saying, if I had let him know of it, he could have pick'd the lock and made things secure, so that it should never have been found out. Then he and I concluded to go the next day without Wolf, but we were both upon duty at St. James's guard; and as we could not hire our duty of the corporal, we took leave, and deserted our guard, and went to this house at Kensington Gore. We took out a pair of holland sheets, twelve damask napkins, and one damask table cloth; then we came back again to St. Giles's, and from thence to a pawnbroker in Denmark-street ; Martin went in with the pair of sheets. The pawnbroker stop'd them, and told him, if he could bring any body to vouch for him, that he came honestly by them, he would lend him 10 s. 6 d. upon them: he went to one Jenny Monroe, a washerwoman, and they went back; I staid in her house. They return'd, and brought 10 s. 6 d. she said; but Martin said he had but a crown: he went out again, I believe, in about five minutes, with the damask table-cloth and 12 napkins, to pawn at the same place; when they return'd, they said they had got a guinea; so he gave me half a crown and half a guinea.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any share of what Wolf sold?</p>
<p>Moulding. I had, my lord; I had a shilling out of the stays, a shilling out of the holland shift, and half a crown out of the six napkins; and I had four shillings out of the damask table cloth we sold at the brown bear.</p>
<p>Q. Did you surrender yourself voluntarily?</p>
<p>Moulding. I discovered it to the serjeant last Tuesday se'nnight, and voluntarily delivered myself up to him.
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<interp inst="t17510227-29-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had been bragging of it, and I was afraid of being taken up. I did not meddle with any of the things either of the times going to the house, and I think Joseph Wolf is, of the two, a greater rogue than I.</p>
<p>Eleanor Gibs. I live at the brown bear, St. Giles's Moulding and another soldier came to my house, and I bought a table cloth of the other man for 8 and a full pot of gin hot; he said he had catch'd another man in bed with his wife, so he had sold all her houshold goods, except that table cloth. I cannot swear to any of the prisoners.</p>
<p>Mr. Harris. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Denmark-street, Martin came to my house on Saturday, the 9th of February, with a pair of sheets to pawn for half a guinea: he said his mother had sent them out of the country. I did not like the account he gave; then he went away, and brought one
<persName id="t17510227-29-person235"> Jenny Monroe
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<interp inst="t17510227-29-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and she told me she had known him seven years, and that he was a very honest man: I lent him the money. In about two hours after they came again, and brought a damask table cloth, and twelve damask napkins. I lent him a guinea upon them. He complained his wife lay in, and she said the same.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body with him the first time he came?</p>
<p>Harris. He was then all alone.</p>
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<p>Martin
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to the navy-office. He produced the Namure's book, by which the men are paid their wages.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you bring that book from?</p>
<p>Redman. From the Navy-office.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270013"/>Q. Do you find one Thomas Williamson's name in that book ?</p>
<p>Redman. There is
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<p>Q. What wages were due to him?</p>
<p>Redman. Here is due to him about 38 l. he entered July 1, 1746, and the 13th of April, 1749, the ship was cast away in Port St. David's road.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know but he ran from the ship before ?</p>
<p>Redman. Here is no mark put down for run: it appears by this book he was able seaman on board this ship the time she was lost. Had he died before, or ran away, it would have been expressed in this book.</p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a proctor in Doctor's Commons. On the 29th of January the prisoner brought a piece of paper in his hand to our office, and desir'd I'd search the office, and see if
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , of his majesty's ship the Namur. I had not time just then. He came the next morning, about ten. I told him I had not then searched, but if he would wait I would go and search; which I did, and told him there was no administration, nor no will brought.
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was then waiting at the Paul's head. The prisoner said the woman was the widow of Williamson, and had got a will. I desired him to bring it to the office, and I'd get her sworn. She came to my master's office, and produced the will, (I have it now in my hand;) he before had told me her name was Mary; she told me her name was
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , she wanted to have a probate of this will. I ask'd her where she was married. She said at the fleet, and she had got a certificate at home. I carried her to Dr. Paul, and got her sworn; he administered the oath to her in the presence of Butler and me. I told them they should have the probate on Monday, the jurate is wrote on the back of the will, and Dr. Paul signed his name. On the Monday I went to the office to see if the probate was fill'd up. I was there told, there were four caveats enter'd. On the 30th of January the prisoner and the woman came again. I told them there were four caveats enter'd. They desired to know who they were enter'd for. I immediately went to the bishop of London's office. I found a caveat enter'd by one Mr. Hughs, a proctor, and another by Mr. Chafilen, and another by one
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and another, by another person. I told them I had warn'd the caveats, and on Wednesday following I would know what had been done. I found Mr. Hughs had got another will, bearing date the same day; then I had a great suspicion of them. The next day Herne came to search for another will; I told him to bring the woman, saying, I was ready for her. They came accordingly, I took them to the Fleece alehouse; I tax'd them with its being a forgery, and that they must know it to be such : they denied it. Butler was there. I called him up and talk'd with him; he denied it. Upon this I carry'd them before my Lord Mayor. The woman confess'd Butler and Herne brought the will to her, and she was to have four or five pounds for coming to swear; and before my Lord Mayor she confessed she knew nothing of
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and likewise swore, that Butler and Herne brought the will to her, and she was to swear, she was the executrix of the deceased; his Lordship thought proper to let us go to a tavern, to see if we could get something more out of them. We went to the Dog tavern ; there Herne and Butler both confessed, that the whole was but a forgery; that Herne wrote it in the presence of Butler, and that Butler wrote the name
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , one of the subscribing witnesses to the will: this confession was made before the constable, Mr. Hughs, the proctor and myself.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did sign it to be sure; Mr. Herne bid me make a, i and an o, &c. letter for letter; I did not think there was any hurt in that.</p>
<p>The will was read.</p>
<p>In the name of God, amen. I
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person250" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , of St. Paul's Covent Garden, sole executrix, &c. Dated Oct. 29, 1747.</p>
<p>
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<p>Witnesses,
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<p>
<persName id="t17510227-30-person253"> Thomas Brown
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<p>Q. When did you see that will last ?</p>
<p>Herne. The last time I saw it was about the 26th of January in Doctor's Commons, and the first time I saw it was in December last, then the prisoner at the bar brought the blank to me, to fill it up in the name of
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in order to obtain his wages, to get the probate out of Doctor's Commons; he got me another will to fill it up by. I wrote it by his directions, and if he got the wages, I was to have a full share, the woman was to have four or five pounds for her part, the prisoner was to have a full share after the expences we had been at were deducted.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270014"/>Q. Who wrote
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<p>Herne. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Who wrote the name
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<p>Herne. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Who wrote the name
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<p>Herne. The prisoner at the bar wrote that.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of that ?</p>
<p>Herne. I am positively sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it done ?</p>
<p>Herne. At his own house, in Short's Gardens, next door to the Bull-head ; when it was done, I delivered it to the prisoner, he and I went then to Catherine Gannon's house; this was about the latter end of January, in order to get her to go to the Commons to obtain a probate of the will.</p>
<p>Q. Where is her house?</p>
<p>Herne. She lives in Higin-Lane ; she agreed to it, and went there by the name of the widow of
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable; I took the prisoner up the second of February and had him before my Lord Mayor; I heard him own he wrote the name
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person263" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The latter end of January the prisoner came to my house, he said I might as well do this as another woman that was to go along with him to the Commons, to swear I was the wife of
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , saying, he would give me four or five pounds the next time he came. I went along with him to Herne, Herne pulled out the will from his pocket, and bid me go along with Butler; I never saw the will before. We went directly to the Commons to Mr. Smart's office, and after that to the proctor's, I swore to that will as the widow of
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<interp inst="t17510227-30-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Butler was present, I think there was a shilling paid. I and the prisoner went again on that day, they told me the probare was I heard the sister to the Mr. Hughs's house, and another man with the right will; I was then taken up, they desired me to tell the truth, which I did.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married woman?</p>
<p>C. Gannon. Yes, I am, my lord. Butler was the first man that ever put me upon this way of life, saying, he could not get the money except he could get women to swear.</p>
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<p>Hodgson Bailes. I formerly kept the Three-Tun Tavern, Crutched-Fryers. On the twenty first of November, betwixt ten and eleven o'clock, the prisoner applied to me to fill up this blank power of attorney, holding it in his hand, which I did; the writing is all my hand-writing, except the witnesses names and the name of Hardey.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body by when you did it ?</p>
<p>Bailes. No; we were alone.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it done?</p>
<p>Bailes. At the Three-Tun Tavern, in the room they call the Bacchus; he put it into his pocket afterwards.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Who keeps the Three-Tun Tavern now?</p>
<p>Bailes. One Mr. Floyd, he was in the house then.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a woman there, who called herself Harris?</p>
<p>Bailes. I did not as I know of; Mr. Carr had another power of attorney in his pocket, to the best of my knowledge it was filled up in the same person's name; he said that was blunderingly fill'd up.</p>
<p>Q. Are not you sometimes employed in transacting business this way; that is, in filling up powers of attorney?</p>
<p>Bailes. Yes, I am often; but I never fill'd up a letter of attorney for the prisoner before.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use to frequent this house?</p>
<p>Bailes. Yes, he did.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270015"/>Q. Was he not known to be an agent for such persons that wanted such things to be done?</p>
<p>Bailes. I believe he was.</p>
<p>Q. Is this an office of intelligence?</p>
<p>Bailes. Yes, it is; they keep a prize-book to give strangers the best intelligence they can of prizes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the other letter of attorney?</p>
<p>Bailes. Yes, I did; I remember there was a remarkable word, which was Fivety, wrote at length.</p>
<p>Q. Was that duly executed before a proper magistrate ?</p>
<p>Bailes. I cannot tell; I do think it was.</p>
<p>Q. When he used to resort to your house, how did he behave?</p>
<p>Bailes. Very well.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think he is an honest man?</p>
<p>Bailes. I cannot say I think he is, because he did not pay me for what he had.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe him to be a man of a fair character?</p>
<p>Bailes. Some people give him but an indifferent one.</p>
<p>Capt. Bowles. I know
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<p>Q. What is become of him?</p>
<p>Bowles. He was lost in attempting to board a French privateer the 20th of March, 1747-8, under the command of capt. Harrison; we were not in the fleet, we were alone.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any other
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<p>Bowles. We had not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Cross Examined.</p>
<p>Q. Is a midshipman's pay and a foremast man's pay differently rated in the book?</p>
<p>Bowles. Yes, they are.</p>
<p>Hen. Curle. I was clerk to Mr. Mason, Mr. Brett, and the gentlemen that are in the prosecution.</p>
<p>Q. Who are the others?</p>
<p>Curle. Mr.
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<p>Q. What day were they appointed?</p>
<p>Curle. The day I cannot say . I have been clerk to them ever since the fifth of January was twelvemonth; the prisoner at the bar came to our office between nine and ten o'clock the 21 of Nov. being the third Wednesday in the month, a day appointed to pay the money that was not demanded before; he said he had got some papers at the other end of the town, concerning the Oct. fleet, and that he would go and fetch them; I told him if he did not return before 3 o'clock, he could not be paid, the agents having given us orders to pay the money into the bankers hand, that is, Tiscoe, Willis and Read.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your office kept?</p>
<p>Curle. It is in Talbot-Court. Gracechurch-street ; the prisoner said he liv'd near Lincoln's-Fields, and I understood the papers were at his own house.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a man's name in your book,
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<p>Curle. Yes sir, we had: he was at the taking the May prizes; the 3d of May in the same year he there was rated only common man; he there was intitled to 12 l. 6 s. 6 d. he was paid on board the Monmouth, Dec. 2, 1747, 7 l. 5 s. 6 d. and on the 7th of June, 49,
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner come to your office after this?</p>
<p>Curle. In the afternoon betwixt 3 and 4 o'clock he came again, and brought a letter of attorney; he brought two, one was executed before my Lord Mayor, made by
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he produced it to Mr. Sedding and me, as a very legal and good letter of attorney, being executed according to act of Parliament; we said to him, it was past the time, but if he saw any of the Agents, we thought he would be paid; we did not admit him to sign the book that afternoon: the next day he came between two and three o'clock Mr. Sedding was present, the prisoner said, he had seen Mr. Mason, one of the agents, and that he said, he was not against his being paid, and that Mr. Mason would leave a draught with Mr. Sedding for the money, which he said he would call for in a day or two; we did not dispute his word, for he had received money of us several times before; we let him sign the books at that time; the book produced, this was signing for both the payments, both making up 19 l. 6 s. 6 d. he left the letter of attorney with Mr. Sedding the 2d day of his coming; he came
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<p>Q. Did you from his manner of speaking take this
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<p>Curle. Yes sir, I apprehended he was. I was dispatched to the navy office to find out whether this man was dead or alive, or whether he was one at the taking the fleet the 27th of March 47, there I found he was drowned.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> besides one, on board the Monmouth.</p>
<p>Curle. No sir, I did not.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Has not Mr. Carr at other times received money at your office on powers of attorney?</p>
<p>Curle. Yes sir, he has.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear his character was impeached before?</p>
<p>Curle. No sir.</p>
<p>Q. Has he not several times signed the books, and left it for two or three days, before he received the money?</p>
<p>Curle. Yes sir, he has.</p>
<p>Q. How many sail were there in this fleet?</p>
<p>Curle. There were nineteen sail.</p>
<p>Q. Is it usual for persons who come there, to leave their letters of attorney before payment?</p>
<p>Curle. No, it is not sir, but when he had left this, he had signed the books before.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown.</p>
<p>Did he not send a letter from the Old Bailey to your office?</p>
<p>Curle. Yes sir, he did on the Thursday, which time was appointed to receive the money, from the Old Bailey, saying he was obliged to stay there to give evidence upon a trial.</p>
<p>Counsel for the prisoner.</p>
<p>Did Mr. Mason. offer to pay him the money on the Thursday before he was taken up, and the prisoner then refused taking it?</p>
<p>Curle. Yes sir, he did refuse it, saying, he had been at the navy office, and informed himself the man was drowned three or four years ago.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not say he had been imposed upon?</p>
<p>Curle. No sir, I did not hear that.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say he would not receive it for 500 l.</p>
<p>Curle. He did say so.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown.</p>
<p>Did he not say when he came with this power, he saw it filled up two or three days before?</p>
<p>Curle. I can't say I did hear that.</p>
<p>Counsel for the prisoner.</p>
<p>For what reason do you think Mr. Mason offered to pay him the money?</p>
<p>Curle. As he had sollicited several times for payment of it, Mr. Mason was very willing to punish him.</p>
<p>Coun. for the prisoner. The Papers he speaks of, did he say they belonged to this Hardey?</p>
<p>Curle. No, he did not say they did, sir.</p>
<p>Council for the Crown. Have you always the persons names on your books that serve on board such ships?</p>
<p>Curle. We seldom have any men's names on our books except what are killed in action or drowned?</p>
<p>Q. What was the date of this letter of attorney ?</p>
<p>Curle. It was dated the 21st of Nov. the same day it was produced.</p>
<p>The letter of attorney was read.</p>
<p>Know all men by these presents, that I
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<persName id="t17510227-32-person285"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person285" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , Widow, of the same parish, executrix.</p>
<p>Dated Nov. 21. In the presence of
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<p>Re-executed before Fran. Cokayne, Esq; Mayor.</p>
<p>Curle. Those that are made in London, are made in this manner, there is an act of parliament that they should be re-executed by the Mayor of the corporation where they are made.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to Messrs. Mason and comp. I was in the office the 21st of Nov. last, the prisoner came on that day, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, he produced a letter of
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<persName id="t17510227-32-person288"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's prize-money of the Monmouth; I told him I had just paid the money into the hands of the banker, and it could not be paid that day, but if he saw any of the agents, I did not doubt but he might be paid any day. The next day he came to me and told me he had seen Mr. Mason, one of the agents, and that he said, he had no objection to its being paid, and that he would leave a draught with me for the money. I let him sign the books for the prize monies, he left the letter of attorney with me; in two or three days after this, Mr. Mason and the prisoner met, I was there, Mr. Mason asked him, why
<persName id="t17510227-32-person290"> John Hardey
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> should make a letter of attorney, when he might come any day of the week and have the money himself? his answer was, that Hardey was greatly indebted to Mrs. Harris, and that he was in goal on the account thereof. Mr. Mason proposed then, to send me to the goal, in order to get him to own his hand writing; then the prisoner made answer, he was not in goal now, but that he had been. Mr. Mason asked him if he knew this
<persName id="t17510227-32-person291"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person291" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and where she lived; he said, he knew her, and that she lived at the parish of St. George's Southwark, and that she could have a certificate from the officers of the said parish, for her honesty and sobriety. He then asked, why she could not come herself? Mr. Carr said he had advanced her some money, but what I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention the particular goal,
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<p>Sedding. I don't remember he did, but by his expression, it appeared to me, Hardey was in goal at that time, between the 21st of Nov. and the 15th of January; the prisoner sollicited several times to know if my master had left a draught for the money; on the 15th of Jan. he came and demanded the money due to
<persName id="t17510227-32-person293"> John Hardey
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person293" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; Mr. Mason argued with him, and told him it appeared like a forgery; then Mr. Mason dispatched a messenger to the Navy-office, to see how he stood upon the books there; as soon as he was gone, Carr said, he had business to do, for which reason he could not stay till the return of the messenger, so he went away; he seemed then to be in a confusion; the messenger returned and brought a notation from the office, that
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<p>Q. How long was the messenger before he returned?</p>
<p>Sedding. He returned in about half an hour at farthest; when the prisoner came again, there was a draught ready for him; Mr. Mason was there; then he said, he would not receive the money.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present, when he was carried before the sitting alderman?</p>
<p>Sedding. I was, but I don't recollect the day.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say concerning
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> there?</p>
<p>Sedding. Then he said, he did not know her or where to find her.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What day was the letter of attorney left with you?</p>
<p>Sedding. It was left the 22d of Nov. when he signed the book.</p>
<p>Q. Then from that time to the 15th of January, he still continued to come to your office for the money?</p>
<p>Sedding. Yes sir, he did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he'd go himself to search the books?</p>
<p>Sedding. I don't recollect he said he'd go himself?</p>
<p>Q. Did he come to your office after this, without being sent for?</p>
<p>Sedding. Yes sir, he did; and said he had been to search the books, and found the man was dead.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Mason offer to pay him after that?</p>
<p>Sedding. Mr. Mason did, and he refused it.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say concerning
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person296" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person296" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , recollect as near as you can?</p>
<p>Sedding. He said, he did not know where to find the woman, and that he did not think he should know her, if he saw her; and that he had given her some money upon the account of that letter of attorney.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not hear him say in in your office to Mr. Mason, if you have a warrant against me, I desire you would execute it, I'll go wherever you will?</p>
<p>Sedding. I do not remember I heard him say so.</p>
<p>Q. to Curle. Do you remember the prisoner saying so?</p>
<p>Curle. No, I do not.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the agents appointed by the squadron under the command of Sir
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , upon the account of taking six French men of war the 14th of Oct. 1747. the first distribution was in Feb. 1748. the second in 49, and their claims that were not paid on that day were to be paid on a monthly day for three
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270018"/> days from the date of the first payment. On the 22d of November Mr. Carr applied to me at the Navy-office, and told me he had applied the day before, which was the third Wednesday in the month of November, the day of payment, and had been told by the clerks there was not money to pay him. I having the day before given to the clerks a draught of fifty pound, I was surprised they should make that excuse. About two o'clock the next day, which is the time I go to look into and settle the accounts, I told my clerk what he said; my clerk said he told him he came too late, but as he had applied on a proper day, though after the hour for payment, that at any future time he should be paid the money, himself being present at the office. The next morning, being the 23d, the clerk brought me the letter of attorney, and a notation from the prize books of the Monmouth, and in consequence of the orders they had signed by Mr. Carr, they had given him leave to sign the books: he had left the letter of attorney, which the clerk delivered to me, signed
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person300" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , they had not paid him the money. The next time Mr. Carr and I met I told him I was surprized he had imposed upon the clerk with a false message; I observed the letter of attorney was dated November 21, the very day the recal was to be. I thought it was extremely odd, to think a man should be at the expence of executing a letter of attorney, when he might have come, not only then, but any time of payment, and receive that money. I made these observations to the prisoner. Upon this his excuse was, do you observe it is made to
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person301" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person301" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? I do, said I; said he, he was indebted for lodging and other things to
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person302" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person302" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; said I, how could she secure him from coming for his own prize money? upon which he said she prevented him; said I, can she lock him up? He immediately said the man was in gaol ; upon which I proposed, that the clerk should go to him and ask him if this was his handwriting ; then Mr. Carr replied he was let go. I began to inquire into the character and circumstances of
<persName id="t17510227-32-person303"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person303" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and said, when she was before my Lord Mayor with it, it is very odd she should pass by the end of Talbot court to go to seek for a person to receive this money for her: he said he could not tell her reason for that; he said he had a letter of attorney, and that upon signing the books he had a property in it. I said, what property? said he, I paid the woman the money, or some of the money, I will not pretend to say which; as some of the prize money had been paid on board the ship, I did not doubt but I could find the man's hand-writing there. Upon which I ordered my clerks to look over the prize list. I found the first payment was paid on board to the party himself, and that he had wrote his name. We compared it with that on the letter of attorney, and we found not the least similitude of hands. Upon which I observed to Mr. Carr, how can you bring a thing of this sort as a credible thing, desiring him to look upon the writing, &c. See what a contradiction here is; but, said I, let us see what is become of the second and third shares; I looked, and found the second and third shares had been paid to one
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person304" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> : said I, here is confusion upon confusion, one was signed
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person306" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> attorney; he said it must be a mistake of our clerks noting executrix for attorney, not, said he, as I knew she ever received any before. Upon this I began to look to see if they were paid on the same day, and found the second and third payments were paid upon different days, and different clerks attested it. Said I, two clerks can never mistake; said he, I do not think but there must be some mistake still; said I, it is a very odd thing. Said he, I will ask
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person307" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> if she has received any such money before. He came to me two or three different times; we overhawl'd the books. In some future time he came to me and told me, she says she has received none; he produced a written order from
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person308" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> for us to pay the money. His solicitations were continued from time to time, with saying, he was surprized I should give him so much trouble, and that the said
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person309" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was of good credit, and he could bring the best sort of people in the parish to vouch for her character. I desired the clerks in the office to write to two or three gentlemen that live at the other end of the town, and I would speak to some other gentleman to look into these things to consider what must be done. I also told Mr. Carr he must wait till the gentlemen came, and if he did not like that he might proceed which way he thought proper. After this Mr.
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came to the office, and Mr. Carr came in that instant, so that I told the story to Mr. Stevens in his hearing, and I also laid the books before him. Mr. Carr had then the letter of attorney in his possession; he produced it, Mr. Stevens was comparing that hand to the hand in the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270019"/> books, and looking upon the name
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person311" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , when it came into my head, that by sending for a notation to the Navy-office we should find whether that Hardey was an able seaman in May 747, and whether he was a petty officer in October 47, and also whether he was dead or alive; so with my own hand I wrote a note to the clerk of the Navy-office, and sent it away immediately. Mr. Carr said, I am obliged to be at the change and cannot stay. The clerk returned and brought a notation, that the man had been able in May 47, rated a petty officer in August 47, and that he died in the March following, on boarding a privateer, upon which the whole affair came out to me. I was at that instant convinced the letter of attorney was a forgery, so I wrote to my attorney to know what must be done. Carr was with me on the Wednesday about dinner time, and he was to come again the next day for a final answer, whether the money was to be paid or not, and before he went away I prevailed upon him to leave the letter of attorney with me. On the same day I had message from him, that he would come about two o'clock, and stay at the three Tuns till five. I sent word I would meet him about two o'clock, this was on Thursday. My attorney came in the morning, he advised a prosecution; Mr. Brett one of the agents came in at that instant, and was made acquainted with the whole affair; he applied to the sitting Alderman for the apprehending Mr. Carr, and the agents and constable were there in expectation of him; but instead of coming he sent me a letter from the Old Bailey, dated half past one o'clock, giving an account he was there to give evidence on a trial; I suppose the affair of
<persName id="t17510227-32-person312"> Hugh Dunn
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> *. So the constable was dispatched at that time, and the gentlemen went away: but we were told it was necessary to let him receive the money if he pleased, so I thought it would be better to suffer by a payment of that sort in order to make an example of him, than to let him go unpunished for attempts of this sort. On the Friday I was there with the constable at two o'clock, which was the time Mr. Carr was to come there. I was in the inward office by myself, Mr. Carr came there, and was shewn in to me; he came in and told me here is the order from
<persName id="t17510227-32-person313"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person313" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mr. Sedding had a draught for 19 l. and was to give him 6 s. 6 d. in cash. I think Mr. Carr was in a good deal of confusion at that time. He said if the woman comes to the office, I desire that you will say the money was paid; said I, I don't design to keep a publick office to tell lies for you; said I, will you take the money? No, said he, I know better; then I took him into the inward room, and told him it was found out. He not taking the money, I let him go about his business, and told the constable not to execute his warrant, as I had none of the other agents with me. I met all the gentlemen at night, and told them the affair: they were determined and thought it their duty to prosecute him, then the constable had an order to put the warrant into execution on the Monday. The prisoner was taken up on that day and carried before the sitting alderman, when the alderman asked him how he came to vouch for the woman: he said he had seen
<persName id="t17510227-32-person314"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person314" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> once or twice, but he knew nothing of the woman. I think they are his words.</p>
<p>* See Number 106 of the last Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>The order from
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<p>Mason. This order he left on Friday the 18th of January, here is my mark upon it. The order read to this purport.</p>
<p>24th of Nov. 1750.</p>
<p>Gentlemen,</p>
<p>Please to pay to Mr.
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<p>your humble servant,
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person319" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>To Messrs. Mason and Co.</p>
<p>Mason. There was letter of attorney for Bishop, on board the Devonshire, offered by him when he brought the other from
<persName id="t17510227-32-person320"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person320" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person320" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Before he talked thus before the alderman I did believe he had often interviews with this
<persName id="t17510227-32-person321"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person321" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and I really did understand from his talk
<persName id="t17510227-32-person322"> John Hardey
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person322" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was in gaol, or I had not proposed to have sent a man to him. I remember I said to him, when he had got the papers in his hand, how came you to be so generous as to trust this woman with 19 l. upon the bare face of a letter of attorney? His answer was, I have done it.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270020"/>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. You ask'd the prisoner why this man could not come himself. What was his answer?</p>
<p>Mason. He said the man was, or had been in goal.</p>
<p>Q. Is it not a usual thing for women in this sort of business to employ persons to receive money for them?</p>
<p>Mason. It is, Sir, but it is very unusual for people to pay poundage, which out of 19 l. must cost 19 s. and they themselves pass by the end of the court where it is to be paid to seek for a person to transact this business for them.</p>
<p>Q. Do women who have got such powers frequently come themselves?</p>
<p>Mason. I have seen women that live upon the spot frequently coming, persons that live out of town frequently employ persons to come for them.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you in your conscience think, that if the prisoner knew it to be a forgery he would have continued his sollicitations ?</p>
<p>Mason. He did do it.</p>
<p>Counsel. That is not an answer to the question?</p>
<p>Mason. I do think him all along knowing it to be such by the circumstances that attended it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not willingly leave the letter of attorney with you?</p>
<p>Mason. I got it from him at last with some reluctancy; when I ask'd him to leave it, he said he believed it not to be necessary to leave it; said I, it is necessary, &c.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you say you would have given the 19 l. to have had him?</p>
<p>Mason. I don't remember I said them words, but we were advised to let him take it, and thought it necessary so to do, that he might be brought to justice.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17510227-32-person323"> John Stevens
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person323" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Mason sent for me to come to the office about the 15th of January, he said here is a parcel of Irish fellows that are going about to rob us; at the same time Mr. Carr came in and gave me the power of attorney into my hand; we turned over the books and compared the hand writing, we found one
<persName id="t17510227-32-person324"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person324" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person324" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sign'd her name at length, the other makes her mark. Mr. Carr stood behind me, and said he could bring a number of gentlemen in the parish of St. George's Southwark that can speak to her character, saying she is a woman of reputation: at that time he had not brought the certificate; I said, why don't you bring an order to receive the money, he said he had brought one, and it was in the office; we look'd and could not find it: then Mr. Mason proposed to send to the Navy-office to enquire about Hardey, and in the mean time the prisoner went away, saying he could not stay. He afterwards brought the order under the woman's hand.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17510227-32-person325"> Mary Harris
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person325" type="surname" value="Harris"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person325" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person325" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Woolwich, I was born there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know one
<persName id="t17510227-32-person326"> John Hardey
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person326" type="surname" value="Hardey"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person326" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who was on board the Monmouth?</p>
<p>M. Harris. I did, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. What is become of him?</p>
<p>M. Harris. He has been dead three years the 21st of this month, he made a will. [She produced the probate of it.] I am the executrix, I have received two payments of his wages.</p>
<p>Q. When was the will dated?</p>
<p>M. Harris. It was dated, Feb. 8. 1743-4.</p>
<p>Q. What was this
<persName id="t17510227-32-person327"> John Hardey
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person327" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person327" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>M. Harris. He was a midship man the latter part of the time.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17510227-32-person328"> William Wiffin
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person328" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am beadle of St. George's parish, Southwark.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been beadle of that parish?</p>
<p>Wiffin. About three quarters of a year, but I have lived in the parish almost twenty years.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one
<persName id="t17510227-32-person329"> Mary Harris
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person329" type="surname" value="Harris"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person329" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person329" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in that parish?</p>
<p>Wiffin. I do. She lives in White-street.</p>
<p>Q. How long has she lived there?</p>
<p>Wiffin. She has lived there above nine or ten years.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a married, or a single woman?</p>
<p>Wiffin. She is a married woman.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any other
<persName id="t17510227-32-person330"> Mary Harris
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person330" type="surname" value="Harris"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person330" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person330" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in that parish?</p>
<p>Wiffin. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. If there was any other that lived in reputation in the parish, do you think you should have known her?</p>
<p>Wiffin. Yes, Sir, I think I should.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17510227-32-person331"> Mary Harris
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person331" type="surname" value="Harris"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person331" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person331" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at the sign of the Faulcon, a publick house in White-street, St. George's parish, Southwark.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married woman?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17510227-32-person332"> Mary Harris
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person332" type="surname" value="Harris"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person332" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person332" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Yes, Sir, my husband is here.</p>
<p>N. B. In a few days will be published the second part.</p>
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<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270021"/>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>HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY,</p>
<p>On Wednesday the 27th, Thursday the 28th, of February, Friday the 1st, Saturday the 2d, and Monday the 4th, of March.</p>
<p>In the 24th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.</p>
<p>BEING THE Third SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the</p>
<p>Right Honble
<persName id="t17510227-32-person333"> Francis Cokayne
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person333" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>PART II. of NUMBER III.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1751.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270022"/>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. to
<persName id="t17510227-32-person334"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person334" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person334" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Do you know any other
<persName id="t17510227-32-person335"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person335" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person335" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in that parish where you live?</p>
<p>M. Harris. I know one more, she is no housekeeper, she is a pin header.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner at the bar before now?</p>
<p>M. Harris. No, Sir, I never did to my knowledge.</p>
<p>[She is shew'd the two papers, the false letter of attorney and order.]</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see these papers before?</p>
<p>M. Harris. No, Sir, I know nothing of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear of one
<persName id="t17510227-32-person336"> John Hardey
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on board a man of war?</p>
<p>M. Harris. No, never in my life.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see that
<persName id="t17510227-32-person337"> Mary Harris
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person337" type="surname" value="Harris"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person337" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person337" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the pin header?</p>
<p>M. Harris. About a year ago, I believe she lodged at the sign of the Thatch'd house in Mint-street.</p>
<p>Q. What size woman was she?</p>
<p>M. Harris. Much such a little woman as I am.</p>
<p>Q. How old was she?</p>
<p>M. Harris. About thirty years of age.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a married woman, or a widow?</p>
<p>M. Harris. She is a widow, her husband died abroad.</p>
<p>Q. Is Mint-street in the parish of St. George's?</p>
<p>M. Harris. It is, Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you seen her lately ?</p>
<p>M. Harris. No, not to my knowledge these 12 months, I believe she lives in St. Mary Overy's parish now.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what station her husband was in on board a ship?</p>
<p>M. Harris. I don't know.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a person who have transacted this sort of business some time, the woman applied to me with a power of attorney, executed before justice Clerk in the Borough, I told her that would not do. I told her it would be better for her to have it done right, saying, it would cost her but half a crown to have another executed before my Lord Mayor; it was delivered to me, I had no view of any advantage in the world in it: as soon as I found it out to be a forgery, I applied to Mr. Mason, and told him I would not take the money, saying, I found I was greatly imposed upon. I know it was impossible for this man to come to life to make this power of attorney, when I found out he died such a time; I never kept out of the way, being conscious of my own innocency.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17510227-32-person338"> William Floyd
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the three Tun-Tavern, Crutchet-friers, the prisoner at the bar has frequented my house ever since I have kept it, that is eighteen months next Lady-day. I keep a kind of an Intelligence-office, my house is a thorough fare to the Navy-office, as men have recourse there to know when they are to be paid; there is a prize book kept in my office for intelligence of this nature, when and where to be paid; Mr. Carr is an agent concern'd in that kind of business, and I never heard any thing to his disreputation before
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270023"/> this, he always kept good company and behaved well before me. I remember on November the 21st a woman came to my house, as there is every day, twenty, thirty, or forty men, women and boys, come into my house to ask questions, pray where is such a ship paid, &c. When any body comes to employ a person in this way, as there are several that do the same business as Mr. Carr does that use my house, I deal very impartially with them, I take the first, Mr. Carr happened to be at the bar the very time the woman said she wanted an agent to recover some prize money for the October fleet; I made her answer, that man was as fit a man as any I knew: then I called Mr. Carr, and told him there was such a woman who says she has some prize money due by a letter of attorney, and she would be glad if you will assist her in it.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Floyd. This was a little after ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did they seem to be acquainted?</p>
<p>Floyd. No, they did not, she gave him a letter of attorney, which was but indifferently fill'd up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you read it?</p>
<p>Floyd. No, I did not, but I just look'd at it; said he, Madam, I think this letter of attorney will not answer your purpose, I don't think it will do for the receiving the money, and that you had better have another executed before my Lord Mayor. She had another drawn up, Mr.
<persName id="t17510227-32-person339"> Hudson Bayles
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person339" type="given" value="Hudson"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> fill'd it up, I can't say I saw him fill it up, but I remember I heard the prisoner say he fill'd it up; the woman call'd herself Harris. Mr. Carr and she were together may be about an hour, or an hour and a quarter sitting at a little deal table that fronts the door, they had half a pint of white wine, and a gentleman an acquaintance of Mr. Carr's came in, and the woman ask'd the prisoner to go with her into the Borough of Southwark to
<persName id="t17510227-32-person340"> John Hardey
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to have him sign this letter of attorney; he said he could not, but he desired his friend to go to see him do it.</p>
<p>Q. What was that friend's name?</p>
<p>Floyd. His name is Edward M'clean, they went out together, and I remember she return'd to my house again between two and three o'clock. We were at dinner, and Mr. M'clean came along with her; Mr. M'clean call'd for one of my drawers, and Mr. Carr was call'd out to Mrs. Harris and him; what pass'd then I cannot say. The day following I think she was at my house, and sat in one of the boxes in the kitchen, Mr. Carr was in the house at that time; I had ask'd Mr. Carr if he could oblige me with some money, he made answer and said he had just lent Mrs. Harris ten Guineas, and could not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him give to her ?</p>
<p>Floyd. No Sir, I did not, this talk was in Mrs. Harris's presence, that he told me this.</p>
<p>Q. There is an order has been produced here to Mr. Carr, to empower him to receive this money on the letter of attorney; do you know any thing of it?</p>
<p>Floyd. I saw Mrs. Harris sign an order.</p>
<p>Q. When was it signed?</p>
<p>Floyd. It was signed I think on the 24th of Nov.</p>
<p>Q. How do you recollect it to be the 24th of November?</p>
<p>Floyd. I believe every word in that order is my own hand-writing, excepting the woman's name.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was this?</p>
<p>Floyd. It was on a Saturday, it was marked by
<persName id="t17510227-32-person341"> Mary Harris
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person341" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17510227-32-person341" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and I witnessed it.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know her name was Harris ?</p>
<p>Floyd. I never heard her called by any other name.</p>
<p>Q. How many times did you see her?</p>
<p>Floyd. I saw her twice the first day, and again on the Saturday.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. Do you frequently write those kind of papers for all strangers that come to your house?</p>
<p>Floyd. Yes Sir, I do.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not ask this woman, where she came from, or who she was?</p>
<p>Floyd. No, I did not. But I heard Mr. Carr ask her where she came from? she made answer, from some part of the Borough, St. George's Parish.</p>
<p>Q. What age did she appear to you to be?</p>
<p>Floyd. A middle aged woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask her how she came to be entitled to this thing?</p>
<p>Floyd. No Sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear of John Hardey or her, before that time?</p>
<p>Floyd. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you acquainted with one
<persName id="t17510227-32-person342"> Hugh Dunn
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Floyd. I have seen him, he was clerk to Mr. Kelley, the attorney.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the woman was an acquaintance of this
<persName id="t17510227-32-person343"> Hugh Dun
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<interp inst="t17510227-32-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Floyd. I cannot say.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175102270024"/>Q. Was there no discourse at that time, that the woman had been acquainted with Dunn?</p>
<p>Floyd. I never heard her mention his name in my life.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with this Mr. Barry ?</p>
<p>Floyd. He is a neighbour of mine, he lives in Fenchurch street.</p>
<p>Q. What countryman are you?</p>
<p>Floyd. I am an Irishman born in Dublin.</p>
<p>Q. How long has Mr. Barry been in England?</p>
<p>Floyd. He was here before I came, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a woman in company with Barry and the prisoner, that went by the name of Harris?</p>
<p>Floyd. No, I did not, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any other papers delivered by her?</p>
<p>Floyd. Not as I know of, sir.</p>
<p>Q. You have much hurry of business some part of the day, have you not?</p>
<p>Floyd. Yes sir, our hurry of business is from ten in the morning to four in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Then it is from the time the woman came in with the power of attorney, to the time she went away, is it not?</p>
<p>Floyd. Yes sir.</p>
<p>Q. Do many people use your house?</p>
<p>Floyd. You'll see a hundred people in my kitchen in a morning, my kitchen is