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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175502260001"/>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, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 26th, Thursday the 27th, Friday the 28th of FEBRUARY; Saturday the 1st; Monday the 3d, and Tuesday the 4th of MARCH.
<p>In the Twenty-eighth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER III. for the YEAR 1755. Being the Third SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER at the Globe, in Pater-noster Row. 1755.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>N.B. The characters * + ++ direct to the Judge by whom the prisoner was tried; also (L.) (M.) by what Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>* Lecister being taken ill,
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<p>92. (M.)
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<p>Q. Was all the china you found in her lap your china?</p>
<p>Filks. It was; my wife was by, and saw it.</p>
<p>Mrs. Filks. I and Mr. Filks were sitting in a room beyond the dining-room; we heard some china rattle; my husband and I went, and my husband took hold of the prisoner as she was going down stairs, and saw my china taken out of her lap; there was a cup and saucer broke in taking it out</p>
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<p>I leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>Edward Clemoutson. I live in
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been at Abchurch-lane to see for work; coming back, a man stood near the prosecutor's shop, and said, my lad, will you earn threepence? I said, in doing what? He pointed to that bundle, and said, to take that bundle and follow him. I went in and took it, and the prosecutor said it was his property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-5-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in the same place four shalloons, fifteen yards each; and the next day he confessed to the selling a piece of everlasting, containing thirty yards, value 38 s. for 27 s. As to the other goods, he told me he had sold them sometimes for one price, and sometimes for another. He also said, he sold to
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<p>Q. Did you mention Haines's name to Cowley ?</p>
<p>Royds. I did. (Four pieces of shalloon produced in court). These are all my property; two of them I had at Mr. Sky's, in Bucklersbury; the other four pieces that Pierce bought by Cowley he will not produce, nor tell whould he has disposed of them.</p>
<p>Mr. Sky. My wife and my servant told me that Haines brought these two piece of bay to my house.</p>
<p>Q. Are they here?</p>
<p>Sky. My wife is near her time, and not in a capacity to attend here; and my servant is gone away to her own country.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I took the prisoner Haines up on the 22d of January, and took him before my Lord-Mayor, there these goods were produced, and I charged him with taking them from us; he acknowledged he had taken them.</p>
<p>Q. Was the warehouse mentioned at that time?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I can't say whether it was or not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you promise him any favour previous to this?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I told him, when I took him up, if he would confess every thing, it might be a means of making his case more favourable. He was very obstinate at first; he first confessed two pieces, after that four. I mentioned the bays, and part of them were produced before my Lord-Mayor, (a piece produced in court) this he owned there that he had taken; here is about ten or eleven yards of it.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of these four pieces of shalloon and this bays?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175502260004"/>Prosecutor. The shalloons are worth about six pounds, and the bays about eighteen or nineteen shillings; these are all the goods I could fix upon at that time. (A piece of everlasting produced in court). The prisoner Haines acknowledged the taking of this from me, and said, before I saw it, it was a piece of cross-rib, which it is; but the mark being taken off, I cannot swear to it. Here is thirty yards of it. He owned he had carried it to Cowley, and said Cowley had sold it.</p>
<p>Q. How do you charge Cowley with receiving these goods, knowing them to have been stolen?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Cowley owned to me he had sold some at little more than half the value; this piece of everlasting I found in his room.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-5-person59"> Abraham Fort
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<interp inst="t17550226-5-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Cloth-fair, (he looks at the pieces of shalloon, and takes out two pieces) these were once in my custody, Cowley delivered them to me, I had received a remnant of bays before that; he said he had the shalloon of a customer, a friend of his, but said he did not deal in them. I asked him then how his friend came by them? he said he had them of a brother in Yorkshire, and had but two or three now and then; he asked thirty shillings a-piece for these two, I gave him twenty-six shillings a-piece. I have goods now at home that I bought from Yorkshire at twenty-four shillings, and other goods at twenty-eight as good as these.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-5-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought one piece of shalloon of Cowley for thirty shillings, and another for twenty-nine shillings, and two other pieces for two pounds fifteen shillings.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This Pierce refused to give me an account what he had done with the pieces he bought of Cowley. We have some much dearer than these; we have from thirty shillings to four pounds.</p>
<p>Q. to Pierce. Look at this bays; was what you bought of Cowley like these?</p>
<p>Pierce. They were as near the quality to these as I can recollect. I inquired where he had them, he said they were sent him out of the country.</p>
<p>Q. Where are the shalloons you bought of Cowley ?</p>
<p>Pierce. I have disposed of them.</p>
<p>Q. How long ago?</p>
<p>Pierce. I can't be certain how long.</p>
<p>Q. Have you them now in your custody, or any of them?</p>
<p>Pierce. No, I have not.</p>
<p>Q. Can you produce any of them?</p>
<p>Pierce. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who can?</p>
<p>Pierce. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Don't you know the person you sold them to?</p>
<p>Pierce. No, I do not; they were sold some to one person, and some to another, cut up.</p>
<p>Q. Can't you give an account of any particular person?</p>
<p>Pierce. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Please to ask him whether he sold them white or dy'd?</p>
<p>Pierce to the Question. They were sold in the white cut to pieces.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There is no such thing as cutting, and wearing this white.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any book to produce to shew who you sold these goods to?</p>
<p>Pierce. No.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what you sold them for?</p>
<p>Pierce. I sold them by the yard.</p>
<p>Q. How much per yard?</p>
<p>Pierce. Fourteen-pence.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I sent for this man to come and give his evidence here, he refused, and said no, I will not, when you shew me black and white I will come, but not before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-5-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Cowley was a lodger in my house; one evening he brought a piece of shalloon home, and desired me to look on it, he said he had it of one Haines; he desired I would tell him what it was worth per yard, I said, I could not justly tell, but said it was very slight, and might be worth about a shilling per yard. I have seen Haines twice at my house; I asked him how Haines came by such goods? he said, Haines told him it was given him in exchange for some old cloaths. Some time after that I found Cowley had some bays, which was about a fortnight before he was taken up; I understood that the bays was to be sold for a shilling or fourteen-pence per yard, which he had from Haines, then I told him I would inquire into the thing, fearing it was a bad affair, then he said he should be glad if I would go down to Haines's master; I went to Mr. Sky at the Green-man in Bucklersbury, and acquainted him with it, and desired he would endeavour to find it out, he said Haines lived with a bays-factor. In about an hour after Mr. Royds and Mr. Sky came to my house, there they found Cowley. I remember Cowley told me one day he was going to sell a piece of bays, and the people were going to stop him, and he told Haines of it, and Haines said to him, he could have brought his master and brother to have released him.</p>
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<p>The first goods I had I found in my master's cellar amongst the straw; I took them into the stable, and then sent them to Cowley, the others I had from one Jennings from Yorkshire, Cowley sold them for me, but he did not know who I had them of.</p>
<p>To their characters.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-5-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Clerkenwell, I am a shoemaker; the prisoners are both my countrymen, I have known them a great many years, I never heard any ill of them before this.</p>
<p>Mr. Stockall. I have known Cowley two or three years, he is a taylor, he has done work for me, and behaved well and honestly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-5-person63" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-5-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Cowley some years, he always had a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-5-person64" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-5-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I believe Cowley has as good a character as any man in England, I never heard any thing amiss of him to do him justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-5-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Cowley upwards of a year, he in that time bore the character of a very honest man.</p>
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence, nor called any witness.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>John West. The prisoner and I had been in Moorfields on New-year's-day at night, we went out with an intent to rob, we having no money. I went into the prosecutor's shop, the people were backwards, and took out one Cheshire cheese and a firkin of butter. There was one
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The evidence has often told me when we have been at work together, when I lick'd him, he would do for me. I left them coming from Bedlam; and turned upon the right. I know not where they went.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175502260006"/> shillings and two-pence to a woman in Parker's-lane. Mr. Fielding granted Mr. Jackson and I a search-warrant; we went, and the woman could not be found; we could not find the stockings.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-7-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I, William Banks, and Pottle had been in Tyburn-road between eight and nine o'clock, I can't tell the day, or the month; our agreement was to go and walk about the streets, to see what we could get.</p>
<p>Q. How to get?</p>
<p>West. To rob, A little boy came out of the prosecutor's shop, and the prosecutor shut the door after him, then Banks and Pottle proposed to go in and buy a halfpeny-worth of worsted-Pottle went in, and Banks stood at the door, he desired me to go in, I did, and as Pottle stood before the prosecutor I took the stockings out of the window; I delivered two bundles to and carried the other myself, then Pott) came across the way to us, and Banks delivered one bundle to him; we went and sold them to a woman in Parker's-lane for eight shillings and four-pence, and divided the money amongst us.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was sitting at the Royal-oak in High-street drinking, the prisoner and Pottle came by, I said I would stay till they came back, they had nothing in their aprons, but when they came back they had bundles in their aprons, but what they were I don't know. I did not go with them, and know not where they went.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>100. (M.)
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<p>101. (M.)
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<p>102. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17550226-10-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Hand-court, Holborn; we had a fire next door to me on the 15th of January, we moved our goods, and on the 16th we missed a piece of bacon about twenty pounds weight, worth about ten shillings. I never saw the prisoner till before justice Fielding on that day, there was the bacon; he said a man was to give him a groat to carry the bacon to the Three-tuns, Fetter-lane, ( the bacon produced in court, and deposed to by the string it hung by, and the hole which the prosecutor cut to the gammon end ) after that the prisoner said a gentleman offered him two-pence or a grant to leave it at a constable's house, named Field, in Whetstone's-park by Lincoln's inn-fields, on the back of Holborn.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-10-person96"> James Law
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<interp inst="t17550226-10-person96" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; I was going along with two of my neighbours to see the fire about two in the morning, on the Wednesday morning, the first day of last sessions. Just as I came into Whetstone's-park, I met the prisoner with a piece of bacon at his back; I asked him how he came by it? he said his brother gave it him, and he was going to have it fry'd with some eggs. I said, I'll know how you came by it; he said he just came out of Mr. Field's at the Crown in Whetstone's-park, I went back there with him, Mrs. Field said he had been there with it, but she did not know how he came by it. I took him to the watch house, Mr. Field happened to be constable of the night; we found the next day who belonged to the bacon, and the prosecutor came, and the prisoner was committed to New-prison.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been in Shoe-lane, and was going home, and just above Chancery-lane in Holborn, there I tumbled over the bacon. I took it up, and carried it to Mr. Field's the constable to see who owned it, I left it there, and found him at the fire, his wife had told me he was there, I told him I had left a piece of bacon at his house, I did not know whose it was, so I went and took it to carry it home, and just at his door. I met the watchman with the bacon on my back.</p>
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<p>Q. What were his words?</p>
<p>Arlington. He said, indeed Sir, we did break into your house, I undid the lower hinge of your back-door, and Vass the upper one, and owned to the taking of the things mentioned in the indictment, and more, without my naming them to him; he said they cut the pots and saucepans to pieces, and that they sold the candlesticks to a brasier in Bishopsgate-street; I went there but could not find them; I never got any of the goods again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-11-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lived at a place called the Two Bridges near Ponder's-end, and I with my father in Enfield. I think it was in September, but I don't know the time. The prisoner asked me to go along with him to the prosecutor's house at Ponder's-end, knowing nobody lived in it then, we went; he broke the lower hinge of the back-door, and I the other, about ten o'clock at night; then we went and looked about, and took away a warming-pan, a five-pint pewter tankard, a brass pot with a lid to it, a copper saucepan with a lid, two brass clock-weights, we carried them to Norton-falgate, and the prisoner sold them to a brasier in his shop, but I don't know his name. I had half the money.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The evidence came one morning to our house, when I was carrying some dirt into my father's garden, he said he knew of a prize. I said, what? he said it was copper and brass, I asked him where? he would have coaksed me to go with him, but I would not; he said I had robbed a gentleman's garden, and if I would not go along with him he would tell, and I should be hanged; he went and got the brass and things. I went along with him, but I never went into the house.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor deposed to his house being broke open, and losing a silver spoon, two bags with halfpence and farthings, and that he found the handle of the silver spoon in a deep ditch, where Vass had told him they had flung it. (Produced in court, and deposed to.).</p>
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<p>Q. In what language did he speak to you? (He having an interpreter in court).</p>
<p>M. Baily. In English. He said, can we look at it? I shut my parlour-door with my left-hand, it is near the foot of the stairs; I thought they both followed me: Lashershang followed me a little way up, about ten or twelve stairs; the other called him, and said, come along. I hearing him below, ran down by Lashershang, and found my room-door open, and the watch gone, which was hanging up in the room when I shut the door. I should not have known the other to be the man, but he owned he was with Lashershang, and Lashershang shewed us him when he was taken, When I missed the watch, I turned to Lashershang, and said; where is your friend ? he has robbed me. I left him in my passage, and ran out; and a neighbour was standing at the end of the court, who said there was a man ran by him; then we looked, but saw nobody running: then I went and took Lashershang by the collar, and took him into the public-house; there was a Frenchman that lodges in the court, I desired him to go and talk to him, for he would not speak English: he threw his cloaths about, to show he had not the watch. I said he had it not, but his companion had. We took him before my Lord-Mayor, and was told he was gone to Guild-hall; we came back, and in the Poultry the little man was taken, but I did not see him taken; they were both taken before my Lord-Mayor, and searched, but De Blancourt had been gone an hour and three-quarter: they found nothing of the watch. My Lord-Mayor talked French to them, and explained it to me; for I did not know what they said: I never found the watch again.</p>
<p>Q. Was the parlour-door locked?</p>
<p>M. Baily. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did Lashershang speak English ?</p>
<p>M. Baily. Yes, he did, and in the Hole-in-the-wall alehouse after that.</p>
<p>Q. Could not you command the prospect of the door when you was on the stairs?</p>
<p>M. Baily. No, I did not look behind me.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think it possible for a person to be got out of fight in that time?</p>
<p>M. Baily. Yes; for when I saw my door open, I turned round, and said to Lashershang, who was on the second stair, or there-abouts, where is your friend? he has robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not said you had been up stairs for some minutes before?</p>
<p>M. Baily. No, sir.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you hear Lashershang speak English at the Hole-in-the-wall ?</p>
<p>Acton. No, I did not. I said to the man, when I came to him, your friend wants to speak with you. He said, me go. They desired to be heard in French, and my Lord spoke to them in French, and they both spoke French to him; I could not understand the prisoners; they were both committed. I was before my Lord-Mayor twice after that; they spoke French then; I know nothing that passed there but what my Lord-Mayor told me.</p>
<p>Q. Did either of them make any resistance ?</p>
<p>Acton. When a prisoner is in safe hands, he may very well go easy.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by pushing away?</p>
<p>Acton. When a man runs away, that is pushing hard, I think.</p>
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<p>De Blancourt's defence.</p>
<p>The reason why I went out of the court first was, because I was not within the house but staid without; being got into Fleet-street, I looked several ways for my companion, but could not see him; at last, when I met with him, I rebuked him for having hid himself. He said he was in the hands of the constable; I told him I would get a friend to help him; upon which I was going, and two men pursued me, and said, master! upon which I stopt, and asked them what they wanted? They said, a Frenchman, a friend of mine, wanted me. I said I was willing to go. Then I went back, and we were carried before my Lord-Mayor, and were examined apart in French and English, and what we said my Lord-Mayor was so kind as to give it them in English.</p>
<p>De Blancourt called
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>109. (L.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>110. (M.)
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<persName id="t17550226-17-person140"> Catherine Hogg
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<interp inst="t17550226-17-person140" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner two years: he came to my house on the 30th of November about eleven, and staid till between twelve and one; he came again about three in the afternoon, and went away between five and six. I had eight guineas and two thirty-six-shilling pieces in my bureau in the room where he and I sat, which was locked. I had occasion to go up stairs about three or four o'clock, and left him alone for about fifteen minutes. My keys were all in a bunch together, left in the book-case lock which was over the bureau. When I came down I found him sitting where I left him, and the keys where I had left them. And between nine and ten at night I had occasion to go to my money, and missed four guineas. I had lodgers above, but I could suspect nobody but the prisoner at the bar, having left nobody alone in the room but him, from the time I had seen it to the time I missed it.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen it last?</p>
<p>C. Hogg. I had taken three half-crowns out that morning when he was there, and it was safe then.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-17-person143" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , all lodgers in the prosecutor's house, deposed to seeing the prisoner in that room with the prosecutrix the day the money was missing; and that the prisoner had some little time ago lodged there. On their cross-examination they all said they knew no ill of him.</p>
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<p>111. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17550226-18-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the George-inn, Snow-hill; on Friday the 31st of January my ostler took the prisoner and brought him and my saddle into the yard; I know nothing how he came by it, the prisoner said his wife had been lying in at the Lying-in-hospital, and wanted something to support her.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-18-person149"> Justinian Londy
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<interp inst="t17550226-18-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 31st of January the Monmouth waggon came into the yard with my master's horse returned by it, which he had lent a person, it was tied to the tail of it; the waggon stopped to tie a wheel to come down the yard, it being down-hill, a man told me a person had taken a saddle off a horse, I ran and took him by the four lamps on Snow-hill, with the saddle on his shoulder, he said he had been at Smithfield-market and sold a horse, and was going to carry home the saddle. I took him into the yard, then he said it was necessity that drove him to it. ( The saddle produced in court, and deposed to ).</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was going up to Smithfield to get business, and saw this saddle lying on the ground, I took it up and put it on my back, and stood there a minute or two, till this man came and owned it, he said he knew it only by the saddle-cloth.</p>
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<p>112. (M.)
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<persName id="t17550226-19-person153"> William Pickering
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<interp inst="t17550226-19-person153" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-19-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-19-defend151 t17550226-19-deflabel104"/> about fourteen or fifteen days; I sent him to Drury-lane with my cart and two horses to fetch a load of tallow to St. Giles's-pound on the 4th of December; I never saw the prisoner till after I had advertised them; I found them at
<persName id="t17550226-19-person154"> Godfrey Gilbert
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<interp inst="t17550226-19-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's at Windmill-hill near Bunhill-fields. I ordered him to come home after he had done the jobb. I went, and with a search-warrant got them again; Gilbert said he had bought them of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Was the cart marked?</p>
<p>Pickering. Yes, my name was upon three places, and the number upon it.</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with
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<interp inst="t17550226-19-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I found the prosecutor's cart and horses at
<persName id="t17550226-19-person157"> Godfrey Gilbert
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<interp inst="t17550226-19-person157" type="given" value="Godfrey"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-19-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, the cart was in the yard, and the horses in the stable. I was with
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<interp inst="t17550226-19-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was a bigger, for he know the horses and cart were Mr. Pickering's.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-19-person159" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-19-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 4th of December I heard Mr. Pickering say to the prisoner, go to Drury-lane and fetch a load of tallow: he went through Bow-yard, Mrs. Pickering said, that is the wrong way. He said it is the right way to where I am going. I went to the prisoner in Ludgate, and I asked him how he could go to sell Mr. Pickering's cart and horses? he said, I own I am a rogue, but Gilbert is a bigger, for once before I sold him a cart and two horses for three guineas and half, and he sold one of the horses for six pounds, and what he did with the cart and other horse he did not know. He said then he had sold these, and he had taken two guineas of the money, if not more; Watson was with us at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. to Watson. What did you hear the prisoner own ?</p>
<p>Watson. I cannot recollect any thing more than I said before; Biggs was there at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say he had any money of Gilbert ?</p>
<p>Watson. He said he had two guineas of him in part for the cart and horses, and that he had sold them to him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>When I went there the jobb was not ready, and I was arrested and carried away to Ludgate. I had two guineas of
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<p>113. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17550226-20-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Crown and Star, Leaden-hall-street; my brother is a linen-draper; the prisoner came into our shop under a pretence of buying some handkerchiefs; I shewed him some, he said they would not do, and desired to see some more; when I went to take some more down, I saw him going to put some under his coat from off the counter; I tur ned about and looked at him, and he dropped them: I would not shew him any more. Then he wanted to see a piece of check for an apron for his mother; as I was going to take down some to shew him, I saw him put his hand amongst the handkerchiefs and took up this piece, containing two handkerchiefs (producing it) and put it under his waistcoat-flap; then he said he saw there was no check that would do for him, and was going out; I laid hold on him before he got out of the shop. I charged him with the handkerchiefs, he denied them. Upon lifting up his waistcoat I found them upon him; I secured him, and sent for my brother; he was taken before my Lord-Mayor, where he owned the fact, and was committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never had the handkerchiefs, neither did I own I had them.</p>
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<persName id="t17550226-21-person173"> William Newel
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person173" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-21-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Jerusalem-tavern, Clerkenwell, Mrs.
<persName id="t17550226-21-person174"> Bridget Horton
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> is my partner; on the 13th day of February, about half an hour after five o'clock in the morning, the watchman called me up; I went to Mr. Harlow's the constable; the prisoner Humphrys was taken before and sent to Bridewell. I went to him about nine, and had him to the tap-house, and called for a bottle of wine, and desired he would tell me the truth, and who was his accomplice: he said, they were
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<persName id="t17550226-21-person176"> Francis Pattern
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the last is not taken, that he and they took the wine.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to confess it?</p>
<p>Newel. He was taken with some of the wine on his back.</p>
<p>Q. How much wine might you miss?</p>
<p>Newel. I do not swear to as much as I lost.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-21-person177"> George Harlow
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a victualer at the bottom of Clerkenwell-green, I think it was on the 13th of February about half an hour after five o'clock in the morning, I was called up by a watchman, who told me there had been two men at Mr. Newel's vaults; I went with him, and pursued and took the prisoner Humphrys with a cask full of something on his shoulder, about three hundred yards from the vault; I took him to justice Withers, he committed him, and ordered me to take care of the cask, and what was in it, it has been in my custody ever since. ( Produced in court).</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I can't swear to the cask, it has white-wine in it, and the wine in that cellar that was broke open belongs to Mrs. Horton and me.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-21-person178"> Robert West Apletree
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am apprentice to Mr. Newel, I take care of these wine-vaults, I believe there is about twenty gallons taken out of a half hogshead; on the twelfth, being the day before
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175502260012"/> the robbery, I and my master was in that vault, I looked over the cellar and examined the vessels to see if they were tight and full, all was right then; the constable called me up the next morning about five, I got up and went down into the vault, I found the lock of the outward door pushed back, and some blood on the lock and the door; the lock was broke off from the inward door; I examined the casks, and there was about twenty gallons missing out of one half-hogshead.</p>
<p>Q. Had that been tapped ?</p>
<p>Apletree. It had not.</p>
<p>Q. How was the wine taken out?</p>
<p>Apletree. The bung had been knocked out, and the wine craned out.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Apletree. I found the bung was not so tight in as it was the day before.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain the vessel was full the day before ?</p>
<p>Apletree. I am, my lord.</p>
<p>Q. Had you known any of the prisoners before?</p>
<p>Apletree. I have seen Humphrys before once or twice in the vault when it was repairing; the other I know nothing of.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this cask?</p>
<p>Apletree. No, I do not; I suppose they brought it with them.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-21-person179"> Thomas Isaac
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; going from Mr. Harlow's to call the hour five in the morning on the 13th of February, I met the two prisoners; they crossed over the way from Mr. Newel's vault. Humphrys was first, with this cask on his shoulder; and the other prisoner had a lesser cask on his shoulder, and a pewter cratie (produced in court). I saw the door stand open; I asked them what business they had there ? They said, they were coming again, there was more behind.</p>
<p>Q. What did you understand by that answer ?</p>
<p>Isaac. I do not know whether they meant more wine or more men behind. I went to the vault-door and halloold; but none answered. Then I went directly to Mr. Harlow's, and told him what I suspected, and said I believe they were gone down Mutton-lane. He came, and we overtook Humphry about Ward's-rents; he had the biggest cask on his shoulder, and thi bottle of wine in his pocket ( producing one). We took hold of him; he fain would have had us take the wine, and let him go about his business; but Mr. Harlow said he would not compound felony. We told him to his house, and I went and called Mr. Newel. Milbourn was taken between the hours of six and ten.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Look at the bottle, do you know it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I know it to be mine, it is marked as I mark all my full quarts with a long J upon the neck of it.</p>
<p>Q. What is in the two casks ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is Mountain; I believe them to be both filled out of the half hogshead of mine.</p>
<p>Isaac. I was gone to bed when Wilbourn was taken, and out of, I believe, a dozen I pitched upon him; I asked what was become of the crane he had on his shoulder? he said he had lost it, his wife was then with him, I threatened to stop her, she went and produced the crane, and said Humphrys ordered her to carry it away. Mr. Newel asked him whose crane it was? Humphrys said it was his, he also owned it had been carried to Wilbourn's house, and into Sharp's-alley.</p>
<p>Humphrys's defence.</p>
<p>I beg mercy of the court.</p>
<p>Wilbourn's defence.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-21-person180"> Frank Pattern
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person180" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> called me up, and asked me if I would earn a trifle? I went with him to Mr. Humphrys's, and from thence we went into the cellar: he said he was going to draw off some wine for his master, and when the watchman came, he ran away directly.</p>
<p>To Humphrys's character.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-21-person181"> William Carter
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Humphrys above twenty years, he served his time to a cooper, and has been settled in our neighbourhood. I did work for him as a carpenter, he paid me honestly; I believe his trade did not answer, so he lately worked journey-work.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-21-person182"> John Greenwood
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person182" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-21-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about thirteen or fourteen years; I never heard any thing amiss of him in my life.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-21-person183"> Benjamin Smith
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<interp inst="t17550226-21-person183" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-21-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him fifteen months; I always took him to be an honest man.</p>
<p>Mr. Brian. I have known him upwards of fifteen years; I never heard any thing but that his character was as good as any man's in England. I had a good deal of reason to know him; he married a clever young woman that I had a value for; he took her away from me.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175502260013"/>Mr. Basset. I know very little of him any farther than that he is an honest man; I have known him about three years.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>116. (M.)
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<persName id="t17550226-22-person190"> George Shootes
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-22-defend184 t17550226-22-deflabel119"/> to my wife, a mantua-maker, she was left in the room alone where the goods mentioned in the indictment were; she went out to dinner, and locked the door, hung the key up, and said she should not stay long; we were then at dinner in another room; this was about one o'clock; about three a young woman came to have a gown tried on, and my wife rang the bell; I was above, I came down, when she told me what she was robbed of: the prisoner did not return.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any of these things again?</p>
<p>Shootes. We suspected the prisoner, and found her in Westminster about eleven o'clock the next day. She came to my house with me; I asked her what she had done with the two gowns and black calimanco; she said she had sold them in Monmouth-street, and for how much. We went there with her, and found the things. I took her before justice Fielding, there she said she took these things out of her mistress's drawers.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a married woman?</p>
<p>Shootes. She passes for the wife of
<persName id="t17550226-22-person191"> Walter Taylor
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<persName id="t17550226-22-person192"> Mary Shootes
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor. She confirmed the account given by her husband, with this addition, she had left the prisoner alone not quite a quarter of an hour, before she went out, and said she should not stay long at dinner; that she missed the two gowns and piece of calimanco about three, out of a drawer; that she had seen them the night before. (The things produced in court, and deposed to as her's and Farr's-property).</p>
<p>Milbrow Jones, apprentice to the prosecutor's wife, confirmed her account, with this addition, that the prisoner had got the things to finish.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-22-person193"> Anne Merridy
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person193" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-22-person193" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Monmouth-street; on Wednesday was a week the prisoner came to my door; I asked her if she had any thing to sell? She said she had. She came in and opened the gowns, and said she was obliged to make up some money, and must part with them, and she chose rather to sell them out and out, rather than to pawn them. She asked me three guineas for them; I bought them of her for two guineas and a half. Mr. Shootes came to me the next day with two women; they wanted to buy some; we shewed them these. Then he went out and fetched a search-warrant, and claimed them. She was taken up, and I knew her again before the justice.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>My mistress was in a great hurry to have the work done, so I took these things home to finish; I had drank a dram, and my head was very light; I went home and drank two more drams, and was not capable of doing any thing; I was not sensible of what I did. I had some money to make up that day; I went and made money of these things; after which the prosecutor agreed, and made it a debt, and took my things in part of payment.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-22-person194"> John Tinsley
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a master horner in Petticoat-lane; the prosecutor told me, at the Baptist-head, in the Old-Baily, he was sorry things were come to this extremity; that it had been made a debt on, and agreed; that she had delivered a pair of stays to him, and I think a capuchin; and that he valued the stays and other things at a guinea and a half; and that Mrs. Fisher had given him a note for a guinea more, and he was fully satisfied; but that by the advice of some other person, he took her up to prosecute her.</p>
<p>A paper produced.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-22-person195"> Mary Fisher
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person195" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-22-person195" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This note I gave; it was to pay a guinea, as the remainder of the money.</p>
<p>The note read to this purport:</p>
<p>Feb. 20, 1755.</p>
<p>We jointly and separately promise to
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<p>Witness our hands,
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<persName id="t17550226-22-person198"> Mary Fisher
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<persName id="t17550226-22-person199"> Dorothy Taylor
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<persName id="t17550226-22-person200"> Isaac Sherif
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person200" type="given" value="Isaac"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-22-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I being an acquaintance of Mrs. Merridy's, she sent for me; I saw the prisoner give the prosecutor a pair of stays, and other things, in order to make up this affair on the 20th of February; I heard also Mrs. Fisher promise to give the prosecutor a guinea on the same account.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175502260014"/>To her character.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-22-person201"> Susannah Besson
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person201" type="given" value="Susannah"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-22-person201" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her between three and four years. I am servant to Mr.
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; she has been frequently trusted in his house; I never heard any thing amiss of her before this.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-22-person203"> Mary Fisher
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person203" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> again. I have known her about seven months; she has worked for me, and never wronged me, and I hope this will be a punishment to her for this.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner borrowed a guinea and a half of Mr.
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<interp inst="t17550226-22-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the evidence Tinsley's brother, he is her Uncle, and my wife put her hand to the note, to see it paid again, at half a crown a week; and the stays and piece of stuff were left with me as a security for that money, and not at all for the things she had stolen and sold in Monmouth-street the day she was taken up. The prosecutor's wife deposed the same.</p>
<p>The note read to this purport:</p>
<p>Dec. 31, 1754.</p>
<p>We promise to pay to
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<p>By us, Mary Shootes, Dorothy Taylor.</p>
<p>To be paid at two shillings and six-pence per week.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-23-off123 t17550226-23-cd124"/>. ++</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-23-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; on Sunday the 23d day of this month I went to open my drawers, and, to my great surprise, missed all the goods mentioned in the indictment; I suspected my servant at the bar, I had given her leave to go out that day; when she came home I asked her what she had done with my goods, mentioning some of them; she fell on her knees, and said she knew nothing of any of them, but my gown and quilted coat; she begged forgiveness, and said she would get up in the morning and pawn all the things she had, and would get a friend to lend her some money to get my things again, so I let her lie there that night; she came into my room about seven o'clock in the morning, and said she'd go out, and be back again as soon as possible; I finding that she did not come at 10 o'clock, went to her husband in Barbican, by which means I found her. I took her before the justice, she confessed she had taken them away, and sent them to be pawned by
<persName id="t17550226-23-person212"> Mary Anderson
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<interp inst="t17550226-23-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , to one Dickenson, where I found some of them. (Produced in court and deposed to).</p>
<persName id="t17550226-23-person213"> John Smith
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<interp inst="t17550226-23-person213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Monday about nine or ten o'clock the prosecutrix came to my shop in Hounsditch, and said she had been robbed by her servant; we went into Barbican to the prisoner's husband, and told him his wife had robbed the prosecutrix; he said he would go along with us to a pawnbroker's where she used; he went to Mr. Armsted's in Redcross-street, there we found five napkins, a neckcloth and a pillowbear. We met with a person who told us she was set out for Shrewsbury; I went to the book-keeper, and was informed by him that one of the name was in the waggon, I got a house and followed her, and before I came to Upper-holloway overtook the waggon, and took her out, and told her she had robbed Mrs. Coleman; I sent for a constable, and brought her back to London. She confessed to me she had robbed Mrs. Coleman of two petticoats, a silk gown and a shirt.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-23-person214"> Mary Anderson
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<interp inst="t17550226-23-person214" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-23-person214" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar asked me to go and pawn the silk gown, and a white one, and two quilted petticoats, a fustian frock and a white shirt, and said they were all her own, to Mr. Dickenson in Hounsditch. (She looks them out from all the rest.)</p>
<persName id="t17550226-23-person215"> Thomas Thorp
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<interp inst="t17550226-23-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable, I live at the Black-dog at Highgate; I was sent for to Holloway, there Mr. Smith gave me charge of the prisoner. I took her to justice Cross, where she confessed she had stolen from her mistress a silk gown, a lawn gown, some petticoats, a shirt and neckcloth, and where she had pawned them, and to whom, but I, not knowing them, can't remember their names. Mr. Smith was not with me there.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I told my mistress I would go down to my brother for a little money which I had sent a letter for, I packed up my things and desired her to look at them, but she bid me shew them to my master, and he bid a shop-girl who lives with them, and she did, and then I went to go only to
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175502260015"/> Barnet in the waggon, and Mr. Smith came and took me back again.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>118. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-24-off128 t17550226-24-cd129"/>. ++</p>
<p>The prosecutor's name was Williams, and not as said in the indictment.</p>
<p>He was
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<p>119. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-25-off132 t17550226-25-cd133"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17550226-25-person223"> Thomas Shuttleworth
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<interp inst="t17550226-25-person223" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-25-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Wednesday the 12th of February I was standing at my own door opposite the Mansion-house, there was a press-gang hawling a man away; I had not been there two minutes before I missed my handkerchief, I seeing the prisoner next to me, took hold of her, and found my handkerchief betwixt her arm and her gown under her cloak, (produced in court and deposed to) I had it, I know, not five minutes before. She confessed the taking it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I picked the handkerchief up at a door.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>120. (M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-26-off137 t17550226-26-cd138"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17550226-26-person228"> Jeremiah Lowther
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-26-defend225 t17550226-26-deflabel140"/> in the house where I lived; I lost the goods mentioned; she was gone from that service. I went to the Green-dragon, in Gray's-inn-lane; where she lived, searched her box, and found the gown, the sheet I found at a pawnbroker's in Purple-lane, where she said she had pawned it. I took her before justice Fielding, there she owned it.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-26-person229"> Mary Semour
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<interp inst="t17550226-26-person229" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . About a month ago Mr. Lowther's wife told me she had lost a gown, I went and inquired about it, and we found it at Mr. Butler's in Gray's-inn-lane on the Monday after the prisoner was gone away, there was the prisoner, she owned she had taken the gown, and hoped Mr. Lowther would forgive her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I lived with his cousin, he lived there; I once asked his wife for an old gown, she gave me the piece, and I had it made up in a gown; she gave me a sheet also to make me some aprons; she is since dead.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am sensible my wife never gave her the gown, she took it away in pieces, and had it made up.</p>
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<p>121. (M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-27-off143 t17550226-27-cd144"/>. ++</p>
<persName id="t17550226-27-person234"> Catherine Malbourn
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<interp inst="t17550226-27-person234" type="given" value="Catherine"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-27-person234" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lost the things mentioned on the 20th of February, I was told by
<persName id="t17550226-27-person235"> Martha Scofield
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<interp inst="t17550226-27-person235" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-27-person235" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> that she had seen them in the possession of the prisoner; I had her taken up; after which she confessed she had taken and sold the gown for 4 s. and begged I would forgive her.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-27-person236"> Martha Scofield
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<interp inst="t17550226-27-person236" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-27-person236" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner with the prosecutrix's gown under her arm last Thursday was week, I knew it well before, and when she was secured she owned to the taking it. I had seen it hanging upon a line a little before.</p>
<p>Another woman confirmed the evidence of the other two, as to her confessing she took and sold the gown.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw this gown, and as to my confession I was in liquor, and what she said it is likely I might have said, be it what they pleased to say.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>122. (M.)
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<p>The prosecutor's wife saw a man come out of her shop, Feb. 17, about three o'clock in the afternoon, she went in and found her husband's coat was gone, she told Mr. Norman, her next door neighbour, of the person, who went after the prisoner and took him with a great coat, brought him back. (Produced in court's, and deposed to).</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-29-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , an evidence here, was taken about three houses from that house I pursued them to, in a garret or cock-loft, he was put in the round-house; I went there to him, and asked him how he could do such a thing as to break into my house and rob me? he denied it. I went home, and in about a, quarter of an hour I came again, then he told me that he was at the top of the house and saw me, that betwixt eleven and twelve he and the two prisoners broke into my house; as soon as they entered the door, Marchant drew a knife, and swore he would stab the first that met them; they took the three sheets in the one pair of stairs, and went up into the garrets, there they thought to begin at the top, and strip the house to the bottom, and my wife was ready to lie-in in the two pair of stairs, and that the two prisoners were for strangling her.</p>
<p>Q. How came they to know of her being there?</p>
<p>Price. They heard she was then in labour, and had two women with her; then the evidence said, no, no, she has been a good mistress to me.</p>
<p>Q. Had he lived with you?</p>
<p>Price. He had, about two months, some time before; the woman going up disturbed them, so they got out at the trap-door, and made out with the three sheets, they went one way and he another, and he lay betwixt some chimnies all night; then he told me where they were to be found. We went, and carried them before justice Bedwell. Myers owned there he had been along with the other two, and coming down Drury-lane he tried to get in at some houses, but coming to my house he did not go in. Marchant said much the same, he owned he was at my house with Evans, they both said they were not in, and they also said they took nothing away, upon their being charged with the three sheets.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-29-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am sixteen years of age; I have known the two prisoners about three months, their master, Mr. Preston in Brown's-gardens, St. Giles's, is a dust-man, and hires them to go about to take other peoples properties from them. I went to the King's head at the Seven-dials on Saturday the 25th of January, about nine o'clock in the evening, called for a pint of hot there, and saw the two prisoners sitting; they asked me if I would go out a thieving with them?</p>
<p>Q. Were you by yourselves?</p>
<p>Evans. Yes, we were in a box by ourselves, they asked me privately, there were two or three other people in the house. I said I would; we went out to rob the first house we could, by breaking it open; we went down St. Martin's-lane, but found no house convenient till we got to Mr. Price's, I had lived servant there, when we got there it was about eleven o'clock. Myers lifted up the latch, and found the door fast, it has a spring-lock to it; they both put their backs to the door, and it flew open. We heard a rumbling up stairs, what it was we could not tell; then Myers drew his knife in the entry, and swore he would kill the first person that offered to make any resistance.</p>
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<p>Price. Yes, I am sure it was Myers; then we went and took three sheets in a flat, such as they bring butter in; they were in the entry; then we went up stairs, and I left them in the one pair of stairs, and went up into the garret. Mrs. Price was very bad up two pair of stairs; I bundled up a pair of breeches and a shirt, two frocks, and a pair of stockings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing said relating to her?</p>
<p>Evans. No, when the woman came up stairs with a little girl, I crept under the bed, and the two prisoners ran out on the tiles at the trap-door. I heard the maid go down, then I crept from under the bed, and went out on the tiles. The two prisoners jumped down on a little sort of a lead, and I saw a door open. Mr. Price came before I could have time to jump down. Mr. Price was near me, and I saw two women come out and cry murder. Mr. Price left off looking any more after us. We had bundled up a pair of leather breeches, and a shirt; but did not take them away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a fustian frock taken away?</p>
<p>Evans. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I lost one, but cannot be sure it was that night. I observed the lock to the outer door was forced the next morning; it was a spring lock.</p>
<p>Q. Was not there mention made of killing Mrs. Price?</p>
<p>Evans. No, not as I heard. When Myers talked of killing the first person, I said, may-be my mistress may come down first; she has been a very good mistress to me; don't go to do any murder.</p>
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<p>Marchant's defence.</p>
<p>I never was in company with the evidence in my life.</p>
<p>Myers's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw him but once, and that was in Tothil-fields bridewell.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-29-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Marchant is servant to Mr. Preston, a dust-man, near me. I have known him about seven or eight months; his character is very good.</p>
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<p>- Smith. I have known Marchant five or six months; the man bears a very good character.</p>
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<p>Preston. Marchant went to bed at a quarter after eleven that Saturday-night, and I locked the door, and took the key up to bed with me.</p>
<p>Court. How came it you did not say this in your evidence before?</p>
<p>Preston. Because the prisoner did not call upon me to mention it.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550226-29-off155 t17550226-29-crimeloc158"/>; I missed a great coat on the 26th of January, taken out of my shop; but I know not who took it. (Produced in court, and deposed to). I found it at a pawnbroker's in Bloomsbury on the 28th. I never saw the prisoner till here at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Is the pawnbroker here?</p>
<p>Huff. No; her name is Pain, a widow; I did not know I was to bring her.</p>
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<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Evans. It was about eight at night; he went in to a pawnbroker's, and asked half a guinea; they would not let him have above three half-crowns, as he said, so he came out. He met with
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<interp inst="t17550226-29-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , that is here to be tried; he gave it him to go and pawn it in Bow-street, Bloomsbury, with Mrs. Pain; he went in and got eight shillings upon it; but came and told us he had only got a crown upon it; he gave the prisoner two shillings, and me one shilling and six-pence, and kept the rest himself; but since he has told me he got eight shillings.</p>
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<p>Evans stole the coat, Weeden pawned it.</p>
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<p>I was coming down Holborn; there stood three cheeses on an edge; I went and took them up, and this man came and laid hold of me.</p>
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<p>See him an evidence, No. 456, in alderman Rawlinson's mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>On the 23d of January, at the Coach-and-horses in St. James's-street, there was a gentleman's servant, he asked me to go and pawn this thing, I took him with me to the pawnbroker, and he staid at the door till I came out.</p>
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<p>Q. When had you seen it before?</p>
<p>Higginson. Not since the Thursday before the prisoner was taken up, on the confession of Evans; I was sent before the justice, there they both were, the prisoner would not own any thing of the matter; the people that bought the saddle advertised it. I went there, the man's name is Lewis, he lives in Castle-street by the Seven-dials, he shewed me the saddle, but said, unless I would pay for advertising, and two shillings which he gave for it, he would not let me have it.</p>
<p>Q. Is he here?</p>
<p>Higginson. No, I have not subpaened him. I know nothing of the prisoner; the boy confessed he sold the saddle to that man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-32-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar and I were drinking together at the Fox-and-goose, Drury-lane, the same night the other robbery was committed on the 25th of January; he said all his money was gone, and asked me to go out with him to get some money.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Evans. A little after six o'clock we went to pick up what we could, and went to Mr. Higginson's in Bear-yard, Clare-market, the door was fastened with a nail in a hasp, we undid it, and the saddle was hanging up. Booth took it, and said he knew a man near the Seven-dials, named Morgan, that bought stolen things, we went both there; the prisoner went in, and I heard him ask Morgan's wife whether they would buy the saddle? I staid at the door, she said her husband was ill, and desired him to leave it; then he desired her to lend him 2 s. upon it till the Monday, which she did.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Evans. This was before seven o'clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the witness Evans above once or twice in my life, and I never changed twenty words with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-32-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner eight years, he always bore the best of characters. I have seen him as a labouring man about, he once was a watchman in our parish; I have heard he is a Chairmaker.</p>
<p>Q. Where is his habitation?</p>
<p>Birkington. I can't say that.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner at your house?</p>
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<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Can you recollect the last hour you saw that tankard?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I saw it about five o'clock in the evening, some gentlemen whom I very well know were drinking out of it.</p>
<p>Foot. I asked the prisoner a great many questions, he said he lodged with Mr. Finsham a peruke-maker in the neighbourhood, and said he was a taylor, and wanted a little money, to buy some cloth to make a surtout coat, and that I need not be afraid of losing my money, for Mr. Bundock, a Hair-merchant at the next door, and all the gentlemen in the street, that is, King-street, Tower-hill, knew him very well, and said he wanted only two guineas: when I was going to lend it him, he desired half a guinea more, and said that would buy trimmings. On the Thursday it was advertised, I went to Mr. Finsham to know if he had a taylor lodged there? he said he had, I saw him, he is much about the size of the prisoner, but different in his cloaths. Mr. Finsham asked me what was the matter ? I told him a silver tankard had been stolen, and pawned by the name of
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<p>Q. What is the value of the tankard?</p>
<p>Foot. It is worth four pounds and more.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I beg mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Hall. I was accusing an innocent person, and the prisoner was by about four or five in that afternoon, and I observed the prisoner's countenance to change, so I suspected him; and on the 26th of December, I saw an advertisement in the paper, of a lid of a silver tankard offered to be sold at Mr. Stevens's, a goldsmith, at the without Bishopsgate. I went there with the body of the tankard, and saw the lid was the same that was taken off. I desired him to describe the man who brought it; he described the prisoner both in person and cloaths. I went and found him at the Golden-key alehouse in Cock-lane, Spitalfields, the same night; the next morning I took him before my Lord-Mayor, with the lid of the tankard, and the four yards of linen cloth, he having before that told me where he had sold that. There I accused him of the robbery; he acknowledged every thing, and said he had nobody with him in the doing it. He said he broke the door with a ripping chissel, and that he tried at the other door, but could not get it open, where we found the wood broke by wrenching it. He also said he was in the house with a lighted candle an hour and half; that he broke open the drawers where the goods were, and that he had disposed of the large silver spoon at Mr. Lloyd's, a little on the other side Mr. Stevens's in Bishopsgate-street; and the four yards of cloth to Mrs. Goldfinch, near the Cock, where I took him; the handkerchiefs I did not search after.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175502260021"/>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, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 26th, Thursday the 27th, Friday the 28th of FEBRUARY; Saturday the 1st, Monday the 3d, and Tuesday the 4th of MARCH.</p>
<p>In the Twenty-eighth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER III. PART. II. for the YEAR 1755. Being the Third SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER at the Globe, in Pater-noster Row. 1755.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. HOW long had you known him before?</p>
<p>Hall. He had been out of business and helped my servants a little lately, I never knew him before.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-34-person307"> Nathaniel Stevens
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<interp inst="t17550226-34-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a goldsmith's shop at the Dial by Hand-alley, without Bishopsgate; the prisoner came to my shop about noon on the 24th of December with this lid of a tankard to sell, I asked him how he came by it; he told me he found it among some ashes; he perceiving I had a strong suspicion of him, ran away; upon this I advertised it, and Mr. Hall came and owned it.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-34-person308"> Elizabeth Goldfinch
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<interp inst="t17550226-34-person308" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I bought four yards of linen cloth of the prisoner at the bar, (produced in court) this is it.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give for it?</p>
<p>E. Goldfinch. I gave six shillings and six-pence for it.</p>
<p>Hall. This linen is the property of
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<p>Q. What is it worth?</p>
<p>Hall. It is worth about seventeen shillings and six-pence.</p>
<p>E. Goldfinch. I am a silk-winder, and am no judge of the value of linen.</p>
<persName id="t17550226-34-person310"> Elisabeth Bullis
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<interp inst="t17550226-34-person310" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Hall; this tankard and lid produced here are mine.</p>
<p>Q. to Hall. Did you get the spoon?</p>
<p>Hall. Lloyd said he did not buy it.</p>
<p>Court to Bullis. Look at that cloth.</p>
<p>E. Bullis. This Irish cloth is the property of
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<interp inst="t17550226-34-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , it is a shirt cut out; I had it to make, and had made part of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The shirt and lid of the tankard were given to me by a man that was going to market.</p>
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<p>130. (M.)
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<persName id="t17550226-35-person316"> John Holmes
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<interp inst="t17550226-35-person317" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor; the prisoner came into our shop on the 12th of February, she took up a cup, I thought she was going to buy it, she took them all up and went out. I followed her and brought her back with the things under her cloak; she was taken before the justice and committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was not sensible of any thing about it, I have been out of my senses almost eighteen months.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>131. (M.)
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<p>The prisoner had been employed as a
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<interp inst="t17550226-36-person322" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's house near the Horse-guards; he was detected in offering lead to sell, he confessed he took it away from the place where he was employed.</p>
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<p>132. (L.)
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<p>James Dredge. I am book-keeper at the King's-arms, Holborn-bridge; I saw the prisoner at the bar jump up at the tail of a cart, and take a basket out this day se'nnight in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the cart going?</p>
<p>Dredge. It was coming into the yard, (the basket produced) this is the basket. I was before the alderman when the prisoner was there, the prisoner said he picked it up.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to the cart ?</p>
<p>Dredge. I was within five yards of it.</p>
<p>Q. When did you secure the prisoner?</p>
<p>Dredge. Directly, with the basket in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know this is the basket?</p>
<p>Dredge. I took particular notice of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner any time in the yard before?</p>
<p>Dredge. I never saw him in my life before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-37-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on Snow-hill; Mr. Dredge and I were coming out at the King's-arms together, I saw Mr. Dredge seize the prisoner with the basket in his hand; I did not see the prisoner take it. I took the basket, and was with him when the prisoner was secured; Mr. Dredge taxed him with taking it out of the cart, and with a great many oaths and imprecations declared it was his own. I did not look to see what was in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-37-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know this basket was in my cart, I bought it for Col.
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<interp inst="t17550226-37-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> about three weeks ago at Barnet; I was just turning to go into the yard, when the prisoner and the first witness were quarrelling about the basket; the cloaths are also the colonel's; I said to them, that was my cart: the prisoner was secured.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know colonel Conwallis's christian name?</p>
<p>Griffin. It is Edward.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was going through the King's-arms-inn-yard, I can't say I did rightly see the cart at first, there lay this basket; a person came up, and said, is that your property? and said, you took it out of the cart. I said I did not, and if it belonged to it throw it in. He said he had been a great sufferer in this sort, and he would send me abroad for it. It was so dark, that it was impossible for any body to have seen me, had I taken it out of the cart.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-37-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . It was about half an hour after seven in the evening, and we have three lamps at the place.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-37-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ten-years, he was an apprentice to a butcher in Leaden-hall; he went to sea after that; I never heard any thing but that he was an honest young fellow.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-37-person333" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-37-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about fifteen or sixteen years, I knew him an apprentice, I have not been in company with him since he come home from sea, but have seen him several times; I never heard any thing ill of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-37-person334" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17550226-37-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ten or eleven years; I never heard a bad character of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550226-37-person335" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him above twenty years; I never heard he was guilty of wronging any body.</p>
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