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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100001"/>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 10th, Thursday the 11th, Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th , Monday the 15th, and Tuesday the 16th of SEPTEMBER,
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER VII. for the YEAR 1755. Being the Seventh 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>*Crispin and Bosworth being taken ill,
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<p>299. (L.)
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<p>Nathanael Hatwell. On the first of August this hat and wig ( producing them) were taken out of my master's shop, in
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<p>Q. Where did you see them again?</p>
<p>Hatwell. At a dyer's shop opposite my master's.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was going by, and found the hat and wig lying at the carpenter's door. Seeing nobody nigh it, I went and took it; and asked a person if it belonged to him? He said it was not his; so he went about his business, and I about mine; then they came and took hold on me.</p>
<p>Q. to Bentley. Did you see the prisoner within the door?</p>
<p>Bentley . I did. He went into the shop, and brought the hat out under one arm, and the wig in his right-hand.</p>
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<p>301. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 7th of May last, I went out from London with the York coach. I was sitting on the box with the coachman, going over
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<p>Q. Did he overtake or meet you?</p>
<p>Robertson . He overtook the coach , and rode up to the coachman on the off-side, and immediately, with a great oath, ordered him to stop, or he'd blow his brains out. The ladies in the coach seeing him pass the window, with a pistol in his hand, and a mask on his face, said one to the other there comes a collector, get your money ready.</p>
<p>Q. How many passengers were there in the coach?</p>
<p>Robertson. There were five gentlewomen, and a gentleman of about 50 years of age. The coach stopped. He immediately order'd the ladies to pull down the coach windows , or he'd blow their brains out. One of the gentlewomen said, have a little patience, and we'll give you our money directly. He, with a great oath, said, my business is haste . There was a servant belonging to capt. Paterson asleep in the basket. The robber thought he had got fire-arms about him, and said to him, if you don't come out I'll blow your brains out. I had a pistol in my pocket, being quite new; I took it out; he did not then perceive me; I could not fire it off; I return'd it near my eye to see whether I had got my finger on the guard or the trigger; then he perceived me. Upon seeing it, he said, you rascal come down, or I'll blow your brains out. He rode round the coach, fearing he should shoot the coachman. I said to the coachman, for God's sake get down; which he did. The robber rode round the coach, and swore he'd blow my brains out; and I ordered the robber, as he came round, to fire at me.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you order him to fire?</p>
<p>Robertson. I thought I should have the better chance to fire last. He would not fire. Immediately I fired at him; and he directly fired at the same time. I did say I hit him; but I can't be certain; I suppose I did. His ball went thro' the right shoulder of my coat and waistcoat, and just graz'd, my shoulder. (He shew'd the hole in his coat, having it on.) Immediately I jump'd from the box, on the near side; and he jump'd his horse over the ditch by the road-side, and turned his horse's head about towards the coach again; I ran round the horses, and attack'd him on the other side, and pull'd out my other pistol; I talk'd much to him; he did not say much; then he shot at me a second time; his ball went just by my body, as I was between him and the coach, and swore he should not rob the coach. That ball graz'd under the coach wheel. Then I said I am your master now; you have got no more powder and ball.</p>
<p>Q. How near was he at that time to you?</p>
<p>Robertson . He was about ten yards from the coach, and I was between that and him. Immediately he pull'd out a third pistol, and shot at me a third time. That ball fell into a little puddle of water, and, thanks to God, did not hit me. Then immediately he rode off, and I call'd him many names as he rode. Then I got up on the coach-box, and we went on; and I can give no farther account.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the man that fired at you?</p>
<p>Robertson. I can't say the prisoner is the man; for I did not see his face.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There came a gentleman riding after the prisoner, and call'd, Stop highwayman.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this?</p>
<p>Cogdel. This was at East-Barnet . I followed the prisoner to Enfield-Chase . I went up to him, and bid him throw his pistols away; he said, he would not. I bid him throw them away three or four times; at last he said, young man come and take them. I was going up to him; he said, young man stop before you come any further; I did; then he said, will you not hurt me? I said, no; then I was going up to him; he said, stop before you come any further; and added, will you not let any of the others hurt me? I said they should not if I could help it; then he said, come and take them; which I did; there were three of them. (Produced in court, three horse pistols .) We took him to Barnet, to the justice's, and from thence to the sign of the Swan; there he lay all night.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. What time of the day did you take me?</p>
<p>Cogdel. This was in the forenoon; I can't justly tell the time.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-3-person46"> James Lockey
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 7th of May I was, among others in pursuit of the prisoner from, East-Barnet to Enfield-Chase , where we took him.</p>
<p>Q. About what time did you take him?</p>
<p>Lockey. I believe it was about eight in the morning. We carried him to High-Barnet , before
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<p>Q. What ball?</p>
<p>Lockey . I shot him before he would be taken, in the pursuit. I saw Mr. Robertson before justice Fielding, and saw him shew the hole in his coat, where he said the highwayman shot him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 7th of May, about six in the morning, I was at work just by where the York coach was stopp'd on Finchley-Common . I heard a gun go off, and somewhat of a noise with it. I stepped about a yard or two, and look'd over some pales , and saw a man attacking the coach. I heard Mr. Roberson say to the man on horseback, sirrah , you rogue, you villain, you want to rob the coach, and you shall not. You are a highwayman, a thief. I saw Robertson fire once, and the prisoner two times.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was the prisoner?</p>
<p>Swale . The man that was taken was on the same horse, and I saw him upon the pursuit.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether the man's face was cover'd?</p>
<p>Swale. I could not; I believe I was 200 yards from him.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did he make off?</p>
<p>Swale. He rode towards Brown's-Wells-Hill , coming towards London.</p>
<p>Q. Describe the horse he rode upon, and his cloaths.</p>
<p>Swale . It was a bright bay lame horse, and he seemed to be in a darkish sort of a frock, with a hat not cock'd up, and a black wig. I went to my master, and call'd out, there is a man will rob, or has robb'd the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him after that?</p>
<p>Swale . I did in about a quarter of an hour, upon Finchley-Common , making up to a wood.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that man was the man that had left the coach?</p>
<p>Swale. I am sure he was the same. He went into the wood, and so did I. There were so many people about it, that he was obliged to forsake it, and I met him again on the side of the wood, the same man, and the same horse; then he made away for East-Barnet and Enfield-Chase . I could not run so fast as he rode. Two men on horseback began to follow him from the man hanging in chains on Finchley-Common , and I and the two witnesses that have been examined followed so far as Coney-hatch , and then went back again to my work.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to the man when he came round the wood?</p>
<p>Swale . I was not 200 yards from him; I once was within 50 yards of him.</p>
<p>Q. Who were the persons that followed the man?</p>
<p>Swale . One is
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I could see them; he kept galloping , and they after him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was facing the man hanging in chains on Finchley-Common , and was shew'd the prisoner, and pursued him to the place where he was taken. There were a great many people round the wood; the man was described to me that had stopped the coach in another sort of a dress than the prisoner had on. He had on a loose brown great-coat , and a whitish wig; he was on a bayish sort of a horse.</p>
<p>Q. to Swale. Had the man you saw a great-coat on?</p>
<p>Swale. No; he had not when he left the coach; but when he came out of the wood he had a light loose great-coat on, and a light wig.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that this was the same man you saw before?</p>
<p>Swale. It was the same horse, and the same size of a man, as nigh as I could guess.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the man's face?</p>
<p>Swale. I did, when he went from the wood; he had no mask on then.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him before that day?</p>
<p>Swale . No; I never did to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
<p>Swale . I am in the 74th year of my age.</p>
<p>Q. By what do you know the horse?</p>
<p>Swale. The horse had a little swish or wisk tail; a bay horse, and lame; the same that the man rode who attacked the coach.</p>
<p>Taylor continues. I pursued the prisoner from that place to the place where he was taken. His horse broke his leg at East-Barnet , and we took him on Enfield-Chase . We carried him before a justice at Barnet; after that he was carried to the Swan at Barnet, and had his wound dressed.</p>
<p>Q. In what part was he wounded?</p>
<p>Taylor. He was wounded through the hand, and into the thigh.</p>
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<persName id="t17550910-3-person51"> John Newil
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 7th of May I got up about six in the morning ; I was told there was a highwayman in the wood ; the man was described to me; I got my horse, and went.</p>
<p>Q. How was the man described?</p>
<p>Newil. To have a lightish sort of a coat on, and a horse with a swish tail. I went into the wood, but could see nothing of him. After I had been there some time, out came the prisoner . I was within sixty yards of him; he was dressed in a loose horseman's coat; he had the frock underneath it, as was described to me, as I imagined , and a grey wig on. I said to
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , that must be the man; we will follow him ; he turned about, and took out a pistol and swore if we followed him he'd blow our brains out. Then we turned back a little way , and followed him again, and went on to a place called Coney-hatch , then through a large wood; and as he was riding up a hill at East-Barnet, his horse broke his leg short in two. I rode and catched hold of his horse, and he jump'd off, and ran down a lane; I rode down after him; I was near him when he was taken. In the whole I believe I was six or seven miles after him; sometimes within an hundred yards of him, and sometimes less.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-3-person53"> George Gardner
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at work upon the Common that day, and was told a man had been firing at a coach. I was hewing of timber, and did not hear it. I saw his horse went lame. We pursued, and could track him by a bar-shoe. I also saw the prisoner's horse after he was dead, and he had a bar-shoe on.</p>
<p>Kinga Brebrook . I saw the man attack the coach, and fire when he left it. I followed him to the wood.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed when he attacked the coach?</p>
<p>Brebrook. I don't know. He was upon a bright bay horse, with a sort of a swish tail. When I lost sight of him I track'd him by a bar-shoe the horse had. When he came out of the wood again I was standing at the place where he went in.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he stay in the wood?</p>
<p>Brebrook . He came out I believe in about half an hour. I was in the path-way. I saw his face. He drew out one of his pistols, and carried it in his left-hand. I got out of the path to let him go by.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the same man that you had seen before?</p>
<p>Brebrook. I can't say it was the same man, but it was the same horse that went into the wood. I followed him as far as Coney-hatch, but was not present when he was taken.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They have got another witness to call, that the coachman that drove the coach, and the constable.</p>
<p>Court. Then you may call him, if you please</p>
<p>Prisoner. Call
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<persName id="t17550910-3-person55"> John Pooley
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I drove the York stage when it was stopp'd, as has been mentioned.</p>
<p>C. Describe the horse the man rode on.</p>
<p>Pooley. He was on a brown bay horse, with a swish tail.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-3-person56"> Richard Doubleday
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. Some time after the prisoner was committed we had an affair to settle with the overseers of Enfield parish. As my brother constable and I went there, while we were going along, I said we will call and see Jonathan's horse. We call'd at the sign of the Cat; the horse was in the stable there; he was a bayish gelding, with a black mane and tail, and to the best of my remembrance a cut tail.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look at his shoes?</p>
<p>Doubleday. No; I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how long the tail had been cut?</p>
<p>Doubleday . I don't.</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with the circumstance of the bar-shoe then?</p>
<p>Doubleday. No; I was not.</p>
<p>Humphry Buckle. My brother constable and I going towards Enfield, we called at East-Barnet on purpose to take the marks and colour of the horse.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Buckle. This was about seven days after the prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>Q. Was it before the horse was kill'd?</p>
<p>Buckle. It was. I saw him; it was a bay horse, with a cut black tail.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was cut?</p>
<p>Buckle . I suppose it was cut.</p>
<p>Q. Was it or was it not cut?</p>
<p>Buckle . It was, but not that day.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Buckle. I know that; it had been cut some time before.</p>
<p>Q. How long before?</p>
<p>Buckle. Some time.</p>
<p>Q. Had it been cut a week?</p>
<p>Buckle. Above a week, or a fortnight, or a
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100006"/> month either . Here has been many people examined here that don't know a horse from a cow, except by the horns. I get my bread by buying and selling horses.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Buckle. I keep a publick house; my character is fairish .</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine about the bar shoe?</p>
<p>Buckle. I know nothing of that.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-3-person57"> James Lockey
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This can't be true. We killed the horse in three days after the prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That man shot me in the hand, and in the thigh, both at one time.</p>
<p>The prosecutor looked at the three pistols. I will swear these are the three pistols that were shot off at me.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-3-person58"> Thomas Palmer
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner five or six years; he once kept a publick house in Fleet-lane.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character ?</p>
<p>Palmer. He has so good a character, that was he out now, I would lend him a hundred pounds. I never thought him capable of doing such an act as he is charged with.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-3-person59"> William Megers
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ten or twelve years; he has a very good character as ever I heard a man have in my life. I never heard anything bad of him. He has dealt with me for many a pound. He lived in Fleet-lane. I used to look upon him as a man of substance.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Megers . I am a butcher.</p>
<p>Mr. Porter . I have known him about nine years; he was a very good neighbour, and bore the character of an honest man; I don't believe he would be guilty of shooting at a man; neither will any of my neighbours.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-3-person60"> Thomas Rawlinson
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him nine or ten years; he always bore a very good character as ever I heard in my life. I looked upon him to be a man of substance.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-3-person61"> Thomas Holding
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person61" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about five years; he bears a very good character. I have earned many a pound of him; I don't think him guilty of this fact.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him when he kept a publick house?</p>
<p>Holding. No; he has not kept a publick house this five years.</p>
<p>Q. What business has he followed within these five years?</p>
<p>Holding . I can't say what business he follow'd this last five years; he is a very honest man.</p>
<p>Q. to Palmer. What became of the prisoner when he left the alehouse?</p>
<p>Palmer. When he left the alehouse he married a widow, and she and her mother lived together. They had an estate, and lived on their substance . Since that, he used the Bull-and-Gatter in Fleet-market.</p>
<p>Q. What was that estate per year?</p>
<p>Palmer . I have heard it was about 40 l. per year. I know he sold some of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear he was employed in any other way?</p>
<p>Palmer. No; I never heard what else he was employed in?</p>
<p>Q. to Holding. In what business have you earn'd many a pound of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Holding. I earned 20 l. of him in my way.</p>
<p>Q. In what?</p>
<p>Holding. In scouring cloaths for him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-3-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about four years last past; he lived in Bell-savage-yard.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a house there?</p>
<p>Molear. He was a lodger, I believe. I was pretty frequently in his company. I look'd upon him to be a man of a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-4-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming thro' St. Paul's church-yard some time last month; the day I have forgot; it was between five and six in the afternoon; I met a gentleman of my acquaintance, and was standing near the toyshop at the corner; the two prisoners came by me, and followed Mr. Bellas close; I said to the gentleman with me, those boys look like pick-pockets, let us see if we can detect them; we followed them through
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<p>Q. Did you see the prisoners do any thing?</p>
<p>Nightengale. The crowd was so great at Ludgate we could not see them do any thing.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to them there?</p>
<p>Nightengale. We were within about 15 yards of them, and they were close behind Mr. Bellas all the way. Mr. Bellas immediately reply'd he had lost his handkerchief; we told him we suspected two lads that had followed him, and if he would turn back we might take them. We ran after
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<p>Q. Did you see them drop any thing?</p>
<p>Nightengale. No ; they ran so fast I could not see that.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-4-person70"> George Bellas
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<interp inst="t17550910-4-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq ; This gentleman that has been giving his evidence, and another , came to me on Ludgate hill , and ask'd me if I had lost any thing; I put my hand in my pocket, and said, yes , my handkerchief. They told me they would shew me the persons that had taken it.</p>
<p>Q. When had you your handkerchief last as you can remember?</p>
<p>Bellas . I had seen it within a quarter of an hour before ; I had it in my right hand coat pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Was your coat open?</p>
<p>Bellas . My coat generally is open, and I believe might be then. I went back with the gentlemen to the end of the Old-Bailey; I was shewn the two prisoners, a pretty way up the Old-Bailey , together; the gentlemen were both strangers to me at that time; one of them lent me a stick; I ran; the boys seeing me run, they both ran down a court, I believe it is called Black-and-white-court; I followed them down; there was a gateway, where I believe they slung the handkerchief away; they ran cross Fleet-lane, and going up a hill, on the other side, among the narrow places, we stopp'd them, and took them before my lord-mayor, where they both were searched, but no handkerchief found; and they both denied the fact. I was convinced that the handkerchief was either lost, or slung away, in the pursuit. I desired the gentlemen to go back with me, to look for it. When we came to Fleet-lane, one Mr. Evans told us his servant had pick'd up a handkerchief in Black-and-white-court. She gave me the handkerchief; I know it to be my own.</p>
<p>Q. Is she here?</p>
<p>Bellas . She is a child of about 12 or 13 years of age, and not of years sufficient to give testimony. I went back again to my lord-mayor. The boys were separately examined. I was in hopes the little one would have confessed the fact, and given evidence against the great one; but he denied it. The great one, which is Blackstone, cried, and fell on his knees, and said they both were concerned in picking my pocket; but the little one did the fact .</p>
<p>Blackstone's defence.</p>
<p>I am not guilty of the fact. My father is a shoe-maker, and lives in the Borough; I assist him in his business.</p>
<p>Reddy ,
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<p>308. (M.)
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<p>309. (M.)
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<p>+ It appearing by the evidence , the person that took the prisoner was since dead; and no evidence could prove the prisoner had either of the things in his possession, he was
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<interp inst="t17550910-11-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550910-11-off42 t17550910-11-crimeloc45"/> ; and keep a coffee-house . I lost a silver spoon and two handkerchiefs , on the 6th or 7th of July. The prisoner went away the day they were missing.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married woman?</p>
<p>Brook. I am . My husband's name is John Brook. A neighbour of mine-informed me where the prisoner was to be found. I went and took him up, and he owned he took the things mentioned out of my bar, and had pawn'd the handkerchief for 1 s. 6 d. He own'd he had sold the silver spoon to a silver-smith ; I went there, and they owned to the buying it, and said it was cut to pieces, and I could not see it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-11-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner; he owned to me he took two handkerchiefs and a table-spoon ; that he pawned one of the handkerchiefs in Bride-lane, ( producing one deposed to by the prosecutrix ). We went to the silver-smith where he said he had sold the spoon broke in two, next door to the Cross-keys tavern , Holborn. The woman remembered she bought such. a spoon of the prisoner, but it was cut in pieces, saying he had two tea-spoons and a pair of buttons in exchange, which he acknowledged was truth. The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you give him the gown ?</p>
<p>Ash . No; I did not. I never saw him before. The gown was found where he had thrown it.</p>
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<p>Q. to
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<p>Ash. It is my master's property, and had been in the shop just before the prisoner came.</p>
<p>Hallowday. I heard an out-cry of, stop thief, last Tuesday; I saw the prisoner run with a bundle under his coat: he ran up my mistress's yard; I went to him; I saw him throw something away; I looked where he flung it, saw it taken out; it was this gown; we went with him before the justice; there he said the maid gave it him, and bid him run away with it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about it; it is not the gown I had.</p>
<p>- Plunket . I have known the prisoner about seven or eight years; he has been a gentleman's servant; he always bore a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-12-person110" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him about three years and an half; I never knew him guilty of an ill; he has been out of service about a month.</p>
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<p>Q. Why do you fix it upon this woman more than the rest?</p>
<p>Miller . This woman said before the justice, the other woman had no hand in it.</p>
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<p>Miller . No; I was told she said so.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-13-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There were seven or eight neighbours of us together at a dinner; we were told the constable was going to search the prisoner's house; so we went along with him. The house consisted of two rooms. I saw the lawn took out of the vault with a pair of tongs; it was roll'd up in paper. The prosecutor was ready to jump through the ceiling when he saw it brought out.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence .</p>
<p>I am as innocent of it as the child in my womb.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-13-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner above a year; she once lodged in my house; she never wrong'd me of any thing.</p>
<p>Q. What is her business?</p>
<p>Porter. She makes and mends for people.</p>
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<p>Q. When had you seen it last?</p>
<p>Stevens . Not for six weeks. I had that again of one
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<p>Q. Where is he?</p>
<p>Stevens . He is not here. I took up the prisoner on the Monday ; he own'd he took the gold ring and iron tobacco-box, some bread, and some pork, out of my house; he own'd he had sold the ring about three weeks before that Saturday. The boy lives next door to me, with his father.</p>
<p>Q. Did you threaten or coax the boy to confess?</p>
<p>Stevens. No; not either.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-14-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had it again of one Mr. Stonely; but they are none of them here.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the prisoner?</p>
<p>M. Stevens. They say he is in his 14th year.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the boy threatened?</p>
<p>Scarsbrook. No; not at all.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go to Stonley's for it, if it was sold to Clark?</p>
<p>Scarsbrook. Because Clark said he had sold it to him.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say for himself.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>There were two other boys with me; they put these things in my bosom as I was standing looking at the people at bowls.</p>
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<p>Richard Stevens . On the 25th of July I was going home to my house, in
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<p>Q. Did you see e'er a pistol?</p>
<p>Stevens . No; I did not. He put his hand in my right-hand breeches pocket, and took from thence a guinea, a six-pence, three pennyworth of halfpence, and the key of my bureau; then he put his hand in my other pocket, and took out a queen Anne's half-crown, and a shilling; this was the prisoner at the bar; then he went off .</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Stevens . I have known him some time; he does not live a stone's cast from my house; I was just going to say to him, Jack, you will not rob me at my own door; but fearing he should prejudice me I did not; then I went home , and told my wife I had been robb'd, and of what, and by whom. The watch was coming the rounds , at the hour one ; I call'd him in, and told him the case ; then he and I, and my son went to his lodgings; we saw several women there, but neither of the prisoners. About eight o'clock the same morning, I went in order to get assistance , but the constable was not at home . When I return'd , my wife told me she had seen the prisoner Benson hanging over a post near Aldgate; soon after he came by my door; I sent my son after him, who said he had seen him and the other prisoner go in at the sign of Oliver-and-porter, in Harrow-alley; then I sent him for the constable, who came with him. The prisoner Benson being a desperate fellow , and it is a very bad place, my son took a cutteau under his coat, and we went all three together; going along, just under the gateway , where I had seen them before, there were the two prisoners talking to each other . I went up to Benson, and laid hold of him , and said, Jack I charge you with robbing me; he denied it; Parrot sneak'd off; we took him to a publick house in the neighbourhood, and searched him, but found nothing upon him but about three-pence halfpenny. I said, Jack, how dare you do a thing of this kind? where is the key of my bureau? that is of no use to you; the bureau is lock'd , and it will do it hurt to break it open. I also said I valu'd the half-crown (having it a pledge from my wife before I married, about twenty-one years ago), more than the guinea. He wrung his hands, and cry'd, and said, I am the man, I am the man that rob'd you, but I did not know it was you. I hope you will be favourable to me. He sent immediately for the key and half-crown to Parrot. She came in, and said the key is of no use, it will not fit my lock. I had the half-crown from the officer that I sent, or from her, I know not which. She cry'd a good deal; Benson accused her of putting him upon robbing me, saying he'd speak the truth if he died for it. Did not you, (he said) when you saw the gentleman go by, say, there is a chance for you. There is a gentleman suckey, (supposing me drunk, because I am lame, and walk hobbling) if you will not, I can do it myself, and get the money as well as you. The answer she made was, suppose I bid you kill him, if it was not your inclination, what business had you to do it? She cried, and said, you may hang me if you will; after that she said, you can only transport me, and you will be hang'd, and I shall be a bright woman when you are dead. He said she had taken the guinea, and put it to her mouth, and said it is but a counter, and she wanted to get it from him; and he had much ado to get it
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<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Stevens . I have known her for years. When Benson was in custody, she said to me, I'll pawn my stays again, and a ring that I have, to make up the money, if you'll make it easy upon those circumstances. We thought it necessary to take her up; then Mr. Collet took hold of her.</p>
<p>Q. from Benson. Whether it is possible for him to swear to me in such a passage where it was so dark a man can't see his hand?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was moon-light; I saw him, and knew him very well.</p>
<p>Jefford Stevens . I am son to the prosecutor; I went with my father and the constable, when Benson was taken up; he confessed in my hearing that he rob'd my father.</p>
<p>Q. Of what?</p>
<p>J. Stevens. He did not mention the particulars; only he said he had the guinea; and he sent for the key and half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-16-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I went with the prosecutor and his son to the Oliver-and-porter; there we took Benson; he at first said he was innocent, and Mr. Stevens was mistaken . I searched him to see if he had any pistols about him; I found nothing but two pence halfpenny about him. Mr. Stevens fell in a passion with him, saying, how can you deny it when you know me so well? Parrot came in, to see what was the matters and return'd; then Mr. Stevens said there was a woman in company; after that Benson confessed he had rob'd him of a guinea, half-a-crown, a shilling, a six-pence, I think three-pence halfpenny , and a key. Then the prosecutor said, give me the key, it will be of no service to you; and tell me where my half-crown is gone; I value it more than the guinea. Then he called to a person to go to
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<interp inst="t17550910-16-person149" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , to get the key and half-crown . They were brought; (he produced them .) I said I must be satisfied whether it is your key. I went to his house; Mrs. Stevens seeing it, said it is our key. I went to the bureau , and unlock'd and lock'd it. She desired me to leave it open, which I did .</p>
<p>Mr. Stevens . This is my key and half-crown, which I lost that night. I have had the half-crown twenty-one years; there is a little scratch on it. He named the letter it was under, which was shewn to the jury.</p>
<p>The prisoners said nothing in their defence.</p>
<p>To Benson's character.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know Parrot?</p>
<p>Watson. I do as a neighbour; I can't say much to her.</p>
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<p>317. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17550910-19-person168" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> told me there was a man just gone out of the shop with a tea-chest under his arm. I ran after him , and saw it under his arm , and he dropt it; I took it up, and he was secured.</p>
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<p>As I was going by, there happened to be a cry of stop thief; I ran, some was before, and some was behind me; they took hold of me , and charged me with stealing a tea-chest, but I was never in the shop.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor is a
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550910-21-victim180 t17550910-21-viclabel101"/> in King-street, Soho; the prisoner had bought goods of me between the 10th and 18th of August last. On the 20th I missed twelve gold rings out of my shew-glass: I went and got a warrant against him on the 25th, suspecting him. I took and brought him to the constable's house; there I charged him with taking these things; he owned he had taken eight rings from me: saying, I am very sorry I have taken eight gold rings from you, and you are the worse man for me by more than them, and offered to make it up by paying 3 s. 6 d. per week. We took him before justice Fielding, and got a search warrant: he told me where six of them were. They were at five different places; one in Newport-street, two in Sidner's alley , one in St. James's-street, one at a pawnbroker's . Some we found, the others did not deny but they might have bought them of him, but if they had, they were sold.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of them?</p>
<p>Callard. They are worth 40 s. to be sure.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-21-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a silver-smith; I bought a gold ring of the prisoner about a month ago, but I have sold it.</p>
<p>George Kennady, Murry . I keep a silver-smith's shop ; I bought a gold ring of the prisoner at the bar between the 20th and 23d of August, but I believe I have sold it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-21-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; (he produces a gold ring:) this I took in of the prisoner at the bar. [The prosecutor looked at it, and said he believed it to be his property.]</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-21-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the journeyman, deposed; the prisoner had been at his master's shop three times to buy goods, and he trusted the prisoner with the drawer in which the rings were to look over them at his pleasure.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence .</p>
<p>The prosecutor has trusted me in the shop with the drawer when he has gone out of the shop, and it is extraordinary. I should take those rings and they not be missed sooner. I leave it to the jury whether it is probable.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There were silver thimbles in the same drawer, and on the nail where he had taken a ring, he had hung up a thimble, so that they were not so easily missed at first sight.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>332. (M.)
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<p>Humphry Trott. On the 25th of August I went to a publick-house, the Peacock in the back lane,
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<p>Trott. I cannot say but I had been drinking before. Sears insisted of my going over the way to another house to be concerned with her. I went. Then she stole my watch.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner?</p>
<p>Trott. While I was concerned with her, she picked my pocket of my watch, my breeches being down.</p>
<p>Q. Was you upon the bed ?</p>
<p>Trott. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had your watch?</p>
<p>Trott. I am sure.</p>
<p>Court. Why, you was fuddled.</p>
<p>Trott. Not so fuddled but I knew what I was about; I am sure I had my watch, just as I was going up into the room. I missed it within a quarter of an hour's time; I went back and charged her with taking it; I took them both immediately, and the watch was found and is in the constable's possession. I took them before Sir
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<interp inst="t17550910-22-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and one of them told the justice I had pledged it for half a crown. (The watch produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. from Carey. Ask him if he had any money to give the girl?</p>
<p>Trott . I treated them with six-pence, and had 2 s. 6 d. left in my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. from Carey . Ask him if he had made any present to her?</p>
<p>Trott. No I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-22-person191" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep a sale-shop in Rag-fair; that day the watch was lost, a young girl called to me, and said, madam there is some whores in your alley have got a watch. I went out and saw the prisoners , and asked which of them had the watch? They denied it, but the young woman that informed me of it, took hold of the watch as Carey had it, and took it away and gave it into my hand. To the best of my knowledge this is the same produced here. I afterwards delivered it to the constable: Sears was blind, and they were easily secured.</p>
<p>Q. from Carey. Did I not tell you I was going to pawn it for the prosecutor?</p>
<p>Goadby . She said she had no watch, till the young woman took hold of it, and said here it is.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-22-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was sitting at my father's door this day three weeks; I saw the two prisoners, and another woman come into the alley. I saw Carey hold the watch up in her hand, and the blind prisoner Sears was groping in her pocket for it. Then I went and told Mrs. Goadby. ( The rest as Mrs. Goadby deposed, with the addition that she took it out of Carey's pocket apron.)</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor from Carey. Did you borrow half a crown of the constable?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was to pay for the coach.</p>
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<p>Carey's defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor left the watch with me at the publick house while he went over the way about five or six houses distance with Sears: he was to give her half a crown when he came back; then I was to deliver him his watch , but when he came back he wanted his watch, but would not give her the half crown which he agreed to give her , so I was going to pawn it for that money .</p>
<p>Sears's defence.</p>
<p>I was in a publick house along with
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<interp inst="t17550910-22-person195" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> : the prosecutor came in and sat down by me, he asked me to go into a private room with him? I asked what he would give me? He said he had no money , but he would leave his watch with Carey till he gave me the half crown, and after that he insisted upon the watch again, without giving me the half crown.</p>
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<p>324. (M.)
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<p>++ Both
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<p>326. (M.)
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<p>Prisoner's defence .</p>
<p>I never was in the prosecutor's shop at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-27-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to Mr. Horne in Well-close-square; I had a parcel of goods come up by the Birmingham stage . I received advice of their coming, and went to the stage, and the book-keeper told me he had delivered them into the care of a porter. I went home, but did not receive them that night. I went next morning and inquired, and was informed by the porter there was a parcel directed for me, but that it was stolen from him .</p>
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<p>Mary Cutter. I live in Harrow-alley , Petticoat-lane; the prisoner came at night on the 9th of August, about 10 o'clock, and knocked at our door, the house of
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<interp inst="t17550910-27-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I unlocked the door; she said, d - n your eyes leave the candle, and I did , and turned my head and saw her drag in a bundle. She staid in the room about a quarter of an hour. The next day, she being in liquor, took the bundle and opened it, and I saw a ruffled shirt she took out of it.</p>
<p>Septimius Moseen. I am watchman and warder, in Aldgate-ward , the prisoner came to me at the watch-house on the 9th or 10th of August, about 12 at night; she wanted me to let her come in, saying she would send for half a dozen of beer: No, I said, I do not choose it, but said she might sit on the stone steps, and no body should hurt her. She came to the watch-house door, and made me a present of a silver thimble for my daughter. When she was taken up, and before my lord mayor, I produced the thimble. There was Mr. Jecocks, he desired to look at the thimble. There was a young woman there that claimed the thimble, and described it to have a bruise in it before she saw it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I found that thimble about two months ago in Houndsditch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person237" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am widow to the deceased. He had been beaten , but I did not see him till in the Gatehouse, on the 19th of June, after eight at night . He could neither speak , sit, or stand; he had no more sense than the sole of my shoe. I sent for a surgeon , and got him blooded.</p>
<p>Q. How was he for health the day before?</p>
<p>Crane . I dined with him that day; then he was hearty and well as ever I saw him in my life. The next day he was carried to the workhouse. This was the Friday; he remained there till the Thursday following; then he was carried in a chair to Westminster-infirmary , and was there but about two or three hours; then they carried him home by his desire. He lived after the beating five weeks and one day .</p>
<p>Q. Did he go out of doors in the time?</p>
<p>Crane. He did; he went to sell milk one day; he lived eight days after he took to his bed.</p>
<p>Q. What marks did you perceive on him?</p>
<p>Crane. He was cut under one of his eyes, I can't tell which; he had a mark on his hip, just by his groin; and he always complained of mortal bruises inwardly.</p>
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<p>Q. How near was you to them?</p>
<p>Jones. I was about thirty yards off. The deceased, I believe, made a blow at him, whether he struck him I cannot tell. There was a man's servant, in a light coloured, turn'd up with red, and a silver-laced hat, she ran up to the deceased, and struck up his neck, and fell upon him. At the same time the chairman took up Owen Crane's stick, and struck him with it several times. There was an acquaintance of more laid hold of me, and carried me out of their company, or I had taken the deceased's part</p>
<p>Q. Can you assign any reason why the chairman drew out the chair-pole, and struck at the deceased?</p>
<p>Jones. I know of no other reason than that of their crying out, stop thief. I went to see him at the workhouse on the Sunday after; then he excessive bad, and reach'd very much with blood; I observed several marks about his body; I saw a black mark under his rib, where he said his pain lay on his left-side.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the other two prisoners do anything ?</p>
<p>Jones. I know nothing against them.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Who was that gentleman's servant?</p>
<p>Jones. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. How long were they on the groun d together?</p>
<p>Jones. To the best of my knowledge they were on the ground a minute.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any struggle between them when they were on the ground?</p>
<p>Jones. No; it is possible the fall might disorder them.</p>
<p>Q. Which fell uppermost?</p>
<p>Jones. The gentleman's servant .</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any blows?</p>
<p>Jones. The gentleman's servant struck him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he fall hard upon him?</p>
<p>Jones. He fell as hard as he could upon him, to my thinking.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the chairman strike the deceased , before the deceased struck him?</p>
<p>Jones. I saw him strike at him with his pole; but whether he struck him or not I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the deceased abroad after this?</p>
<p>Jones. I saw him come down King-street once after.</p>
<p>Q. How long after ?</p>
<p>Jones . I can't say how long.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a week after?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100016"/>Jones. It was more than a fortnight after.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him abroad more than once?</p>
<p>Jones. No; no more than once.</p>
<p>Q. How did he appear then?</p>
<p>Jones. He appeared excessive bad, and was oblig'd to be led home, or partly carry'd between two men.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to see Crane on his death-bed, about the 21st, 22d, or 23d of June; he said he was ill of the bruises he received at Westminster . I asked him, who gave him the bruises? he said, two chairmen. I ask'd him , if he knew them ? He said, they beat him till his sight left him. I ask'd him, if he knew any of them mes? he said, one was named Salter; I said, do you lay your death to any of them? he said, I lay my death to Salter in particular. We took him up the day after Crane died; we took him before esquire Manby ; Esquire Manby said, Salter, I am sorry for this; so am I, said Salter; for it is the others should be taken up as well as I, for they had a hand in it as well as I. On the 20th of June I was at Mr. Bennet's office, a justice of the peace; I said to Salter (he having a broom-stick in his hand) I suppose that is what you hurt the man with yesterday ; he said, yes it is. A man that was by said, you ought to be made to pay for it; he answered, if I had you in the street I would serve you the same; I am the king's servant, and have an authority to serve any body so that I hear make a noise in the street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the deceased say any thing against the other men?</p>
<p>Hamilton . No; I did not.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing more, when he said he had authority to serve any man so?</p>
<p>Hamilton . At the same time he said he had orders to aid and assist.</p>
<p>Cicilia Read. On the day the blows happened, I was coming up King-street; I saw
<persName id="t17550910-29-person241"> Owen Crane
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> before me; I said to him, all the rest of your comrades are taken prisoners; do you go home.</p>
<p>Q. What did you mean by comrades?</p>
<p>Read. They were his fellow-labourers; this was when he came out of Mr. Gray's house. Mr. Salter bid him stand, and said he had murder'd a woman .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know why he told him that?</p>
<p>Read . No; I do not, I saw nothing of that.
<persName id="t17550910-29-person242"> Owen Crane
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had a broom-stick in his hand, and he held it up.</p>
<p>Q. Was that to strike , or to defend himself?</p>
<p>Read. I don't know which.</p>
<p>Q. Did he point it towards the prisoner, or did he hold it cross-ways?</p>
<p>Read. He held it cross-ways. Mr. Salter knock'd him down with a chair-pole ; I clap'd my hands together, and said, are you going to murder the man? There was a footman there; I ran away, and said they are going to murder the man . I went to the Gatehouse the next day, to see
<persName id="t17550910-29-person243"> Owen Crane
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; but he could not speak to me.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the cry, stop thief?</p>
<p>Read. No; I never heard that.</p>
<p>Q. Did he stop when Salter bid him stand?</p>
<p>Read. Yes; he did.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the deceased did the chair-pole come on?</p>
<p>Read. I think it came on his left shoulder or side?</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it struck him?</p>
<p>Read. I am not sure it did; to the best of my knowledge it did; when he lay down, Salter had his left knee on him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body else there?</p>
<p>Read. I saw a footman, with a silver-laced hat.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the deceased and the footman struggle together?</p>
<p>Read. No; I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing said when they lay on the ground?</p>
<p>Read. No; I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Can you, upon your oath, say, that the reason of the deceased's falling was by the blow or the struggling?</p>
<p>Read. To the best of my oath it was by the chair-pole knocking him down.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to them?</p>
<p>Read. I think I was within about three yards of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Palmer or Hines then?</p>
<p>Read. They were a good way off when he was knock'd down.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person244"> Elisabeth Bowen
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge at the Coach-and-horses, the house of Mr. Gray; I was sitting at the door; I saw a mob gather'd; the deceased went to make his escape from Mr. Salter, and another man ; he was making his escape, and Salter struck him on the shoulder with a broom-stick.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100017"/>Q. Did you see a chair-pole?</p>
<p>Bowen . No; I saw nothing of the chair-pole .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how Salter came by that broom-stick?</p>
<p>Bowen. No; I did not. I laid hold of the broom-stick, and took it out of his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did Salter say any thing when he struck him?</p>
<p>Bowen. To the best of my knowledge he did not. After that he took the stick out of my hand again, and hit the deceased a blow cross the stomach; and immediately the blood gushed out of his mouth and nose. I saw the prisoner after that in the workhouse; he complain'd of pain in the pit of his stomach. I did not see him after that.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing against the other two prisoners?</p>
<p>Bowen. I know nothing of them.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any body say the deceased had murder'd a woman?</p>
<p>Bowen. No; I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the deceased out about his business after that?</p>
<p>Bowen. No; I did not.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person245"> Mary Davison
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was going to the apothecary's for something for my husband . On the 19th of June, betwixt six and seven in the evening, going along King-street , I saw
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> take the deceased by the arm, and wanted him to go along to the justice's; the deceased was then bleeding at the nose. Hines said, d - n your blood, go along ; you can go as well as I can; you only sham it; and gave him a kick on his backside with his foot.</p>
<p>Q. Was he standing then?</p>
<p>Davison. No; he was lying on the ground; then John Palmer laid hold of his collar, and drag'd him along. The blood ran out of his mouth and nose.</p>
<p>Cross examination .</p>
<p>Q. Had you heard that a woman had been knock'd down by the deceased?</p>
<p>Davison. I heard a woman had been used ill by the deceased. One Mr. Wilkerson said, he was used very right, for he would have kill'd all if he had not been served so.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the cry of murder?</p>
<p>Davison . No; I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear of any body being taken up?</p>
<p>Davison. I heard there was a warrant against four labourers, but did not hear the deceased's name.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person247"> Mary Corbet
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person247" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep a publick house. I was standing in King-street; there came Mrs. Read. she said they had murdered a man. I staid in the street till the man was brought past me; it was the deceased; his face was all over bloody; I followed the mob; but whether the man was knock'd down or not, I know not; I saw him lying on the ground; I saw two men take him by the two arms, and drag him along.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mr. Hines there?</p>
<p>Corbet. I know him very well; I did not see him near the deceased.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person248"> Samuel Gray
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . A little before this accident happened , there came a constable with four men in custody, which he took in Mr. Watling's Buildings , near my house.</p>
<p>Q. Was Crane one of them ?</p>
<p>Gray. No; he was not. They were labourers. The constable desired me to be one of the men's bail ; I said I would.</p>
<p>Q. What were they taken in custody for?</p>
<p>Gray. For assaulting a woman. During the time I was with them , I heard a great noise of a mob in the street ; but I saw nothing done to the deceased. I saw him afterwards in the Gatehouse; he could not speak to me .</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him about his business after he was beat?</p>
<p>Gray. I did once in my own house; I ask'd him how he did? he said he was very weak .</p>
<p>Cross examination .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where he had been that day?</p>
<p>Gray. He had been at work in carrying bricks, or rubbish, or such things .</p>
<p>Q. Do you know he had any accident in falling from a scaffold?</p>
<p>Gray. No; I do not.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person249"> James Cockbourne
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About seven o'clock, on the 19th of July, I saw a soldier, and another chairman, beating the deceased with a broom-stick, as he was lying on the ground, and pulling, and hawling him along, and tearing all his cloaths off his back. There was a great mob about him but I heard no words.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100018"/>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What was the first of it you saw?</p>
<p>Cockbourne . The first was Salter beating the deceased on the ground; and another chairman had him fast by the collar; after that I saw Mr. Palmer draging him along.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person250"> Mary Crumbel
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person250" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I sat in my master's tap-room at work, in King-street; I heard a very great noise in the street; I went to the door, and saw a great many people; presently I saw two chairmen draging the deceased along, but I can't swear to the men; I know Palmer and Hines very well; but I did not see them there at the time. When they came near our door, the man that had hold on the deceased's left arm, strip'd the cloaths off his shoulder , and beat him with a broom-stick all over his body; they throw'd him down, and called him a great many shocking names, and stamped upon him with their feet; they first kneel'd on him with their knees, and then stamp'd upon him, and said, murder the Irish dog.</p>
<p>Squire Southern. I was at the Coach-and-horses , King-street, Westminster; I saw
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> beat the deceased with a broom-stick, or such like weapon; but I did not see him on the ground.</p>
<p>Q. How many blows might you see?</p>
<p>Southern . I can't say how many blows, there might be two or three.</p>
<p>Q. Where did they fall?</p>
<p>Southern . They seem'd to me to fall on his shoulders; they seem'd to lug him along towards the Gatehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the other two prisoners do any thing ?</p>
<p>Southern. I know nothing of the other two prisoners.</p>
<p>Salter's defence .</p>
<p>In the fore-part of the day the deceased was using one
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> very ill; he was let into the house, in order to be preserved from him; and after that he was let out backwards into a little court. The deceased came and drove himself against the door so violently, that the force drove him backwards. The prisoner was strip'd, running after that man to beat him; and several more of his fellow-workmen were along with him. They raised a great mob; one had a shovel , some one thing, some another; but they could not get at him. Afterwards Mark Flood fetch'd a warrant for the deceased. When he came to serve it in the Buildings, between six and seven o'clock, the deceased went through the Buildings, and into Mr. Gray's house, and from thence to Crane-court, and got a broom-stick, and came back again, and knock'd
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's wife down. I was up the street, where he came running; the people call'd, stop thief, murder. I drew out the pole; he struck at me; I defended myself with the pole; I threw the pole down to take hold of him; a gentleman's servant struck up his heels; then the constable came, and told me he had a warrant against him, and ordered me to assist in taking him to the justice's.</p>
<p>Hines's defence .</p>
<p>I know nothing of the matter; I happened to be there, and saw
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> strike the woman, and knock her down; which induc'd me to want him taken before a justice; I thought he had kill'd the woman.</p>
<p>Palmer's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the matter . I was drinking tea in my own house; hearing the cry, stop thief, I came to the bottom of the street, and saw one Thomas; I asked him what was the matter? he said he thought the deceased had murder'd a woman. I went then into my own shop, and never touch'd the deceased's garment, or a hair of his head.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person255"> Solomon Morgan
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I remember the day this unhappy affair happened; the first beginning of it was, a man and a woman were coming down King-street, between three and four o'clock;
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was at work out in the street; the man happen'd to touch a basket on the deceased's shoulder; the deceased swore at him, and gave him a shove; the other shov'd him; then Crane struck the man; they fell to fighting; the other man had more skill in boxing than Crane had; he gave the deceased a great many blows, and flung him down a very hard fall, near the steps of our door; then he step'd upon the steps, and said he was not for fighting him, by reason there were so many Irishmen belonging to Crane; then I bid him go into such a house, which he did; Crane strip'd, and ran after him, but could not find him; he ran up Parliament-street, and back again; he abused me very much for letting the man through a house; he dress'd himself, and went to work again. After that the other man came to me, and ask'd if we knew the man's name he had been fighting with? saying he had
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100019"/> used him very ill. (Crane had struck the man's wife. ) He said he'd go and get a warrant. After that I saw Crane come from opposite the Coach-and-horses, between six and seven o'clock; and whether he struck the man's wife with a broom-stick, or his two hands, I am not certain; but she stoop'd, and the blow came over her neck. Then he went towards Whitehall; I saw the mob bring him back; then he was bloody; he had some blood on his face, below his eye , from fighting the man before. Crane was a very resolute man, and would not come along; so one had hold of one leg, another the other, another an arm, and so they brought him along.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person257"> John Sayer
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Aplick, a cabinet-maker, in Parliament-street; about three o'clock in the afternoon that day there was a mob running after a man, some with shovels in their hands; there was the cry, stop thief . The man that had been fighting, being let in at a door,
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ran against it with his shoulder, with such violence that it knock'd him backwards a great way. Several people came, and ask'd what the man had done; he said he was a thief; then he was ask'd what the man had robb'd him of; he could give no account of what; then the people abused him for saying so of the man; then he was for fighting every-body that ask'd him why he ran about so. There was a woman came after the mob; she mob'd him, and he struck her; after that he went to work; after that the man and woman were inquiring for his name, with intent to get a warrant for him. I went up into Grosvenor-square, and coming down between six and seven, I saw
<persName id="t17550910-29-person259"> Owen Crane
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> come running with a stick in his hand; he seem'd as if he was getting off; I heard the cry, stop him.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body else run?</p>
<p>Sayer. No; there was nobody running but he; he brush'd by me; but I was loaded, I could not lay hold on him. After that I saw Salter with a chair-pole in his hand. Crane, as he ran, was daring any body to meddle with him, saying, let them come if they dare, flourishing his stick. I saw the deceased, when he was some yards before Salter, stop, and as Salter came up, the deceased made a blow at him with the stick; the mob was gathering.</p>
<p>Q. Did he hit Salter?</p>
<p>Sayer . I believe he did, on the shoulder. The first man that laid hold of the deceased was a gentleman's servant in a frock. Salter drop'd the pole as soon as they were engaged; and the deceased was on the ground before Salter could touch him. I believe the deceased got several blows from the mob; people that I can give no account of.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner Salter strike the deceased, till the deceased struck him ?</p>
<p>Sayer . No; I did not. He could not with the pole. I believe the deceased's intention was to have knock'd Salter down, he being the nearest to him, that he might have got off. I saw Mr. Hines there, but did not see him meddle upon any account; only laid hold of one of the deceased's legs once, that he should not escape.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see
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<p>Sayer. I was pretty near then, and I did not see her; I believe she was not there then; I was the re all the time, till he was carried to the justice's. The deceased was for pulling and striking every body that laid hold of him; and strugling to get away, it was as much as three or four men could do to hold him.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person261"> Edward Eagle
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the first beginning of this affair; I was at the constable's house;
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came in with a warrant, and his wife was with him; they desired the constable to go and take the deceased; the constable took me with them , and charged me to aid and assist. The labourers were very mischievous with their shovels; they had been quarreling all the forenoon; the constable took four of them, and carried them into Mr. Gray's house, at the Coach-and-horses; the deceased came with a broom-stick in his hand, and said, no English booger should take him; he met Flood's wife, and gave her a lick over her arm with the stick; the constable charg'd Salter to aid and assist. As the deceased came running towards Whitehall , hallowing with his stick up, I said to Salter, as you are charg'd to aid and assist, let us stop this man if we can. Salter went to pull his chair-pole out, and in the mean time Crane got beyond him. I said to him, if you run any further I'll cut your legs off. I am a soldier, and had all my acoutrements on; but had nothing in my hand. The deceased made a stop. Salter made a stroke at him, but did not hit him . The deceased turn'd the blow, and struck Salter on the left side of his face, and made his cheek, his mouth, and nose bleed. Salter stagger'd, and drop'd the pole out of his hand. He struck Salter twice, before Salter could get to him. The mob coming up, threw the deceased down. I saw a footman kick his heels up. I never saw Salter strike him once; one hit
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100020"/> the deceased, and another hit him, for his ill usage. They carried him before the justice, and he ordered him to the Gatehouse.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person263"> Samuel Manton
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, I was apply'd to by
<persName id="t17550910-29-person264"> Mark Flood
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to serve these two warrants (producing them) he bid me take some assistance, or perhaps they would knock my brains out with their shovels and things; the warrants were for persons unknown. He shew'd me four persons, I took them in custody, and took them in at Mr. Gray's. I had not seen the deceased then, presently after they were there, the mob brought the deceased along, then Flood told me, there is your prisoner. I charg'd the prisoner Salter and the last witness to assist me. I was in the house with the other four, and did not see what was done; but supposed the deceased would not be taken . (He produced the broom-stick.)</p>
<persName id="t17550910-29-person265"> John Westbrook
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The deceased was sent to St. Margaret's workhouse on the twentieth of June, I attended him the time he was there, which was till the twenty-fifth. I examin'd him, and found a bruise on his left hip, another on his breast; he complain'd of great pains, and soreness all over his body; he said he had been beat by a chairman, and others had struck him; he said, he laid his death to the chairman in custody. I blooded him, and saw him once or twice a day; he grew better, and was discharg'd at his own request, I saw him no more. Before he went out, I had given it as my opinion, that he was out of danger. I inquired of the nurse that attended him, she said there had been no blood discharg'd since he came there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-29-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , surgeons, deposed; they saw the body after dead. That it was in a state of putrefaction, so that it was judg'd not safe to open it; and that they observ'd no external marks, from whence they might form any judgment, what was the cause of his death.</p>
<p>Colonel Pearson, and captain Bell, to which regiment Salter belongs; the first had known him about ten years, the other about six or seven, both gave him the character of a well behaved honest man, and a good
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<p>All three
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<p>Q. What money did you lose?</p>
<p>Rimbolt . I lost two hundred and twenty guineas, and found upon the prisoner one hundred and eighty guineas or pounds, I know not which, for I was in a great confusion. We brought him back to London, and as he was a young man, I was tender, and would willingly have forgiven him, and let him go; but after that, I was told I must prosecute.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was your money you found upon the prisoner?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. By the particular pieces, I think it must be mine. I advertised two five guinea pieces, a two guinea piece, two quarters of a guinea, and an old Jacobus. I can sware to the purse the money was in, that I found upon the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it taken from?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. I imagin'd it to be in the closet, where the money used to be.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner confess any thing?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. I charg'd him with taking the money, and he acknowledg'd it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he acknowledge the money was your property?</p>
<p>Rimbolt . He did, and beg'd I would be favourable to him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him how much money you had lost.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days .</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100021"/>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 10th, Thursday the 11th, Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th, Monday the 15th, and Tuesday the 16th of SEPTEMBER,</p>
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER VII. PART II. for the YEAR 1755. Being the Seventh 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>Rimbolt . I Did, and he said he had not so much; he said he did not know what was become of the twenty guineas; and when he delivered it up, he said there was all he had left, and the other he had laid out, which he would give me an account of in writing. He said he found it on a pair of breeches, by the side of the trunk; we were moving our goods to another house over the way , when we missed the money; it was lost from out of a trunk.</p>
<p>Q. Did the trunk appear to have been opened by violence?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. I cannot say it did; when we were coming with him to London, he came out of the chaise, and rode on horseback to St. George's-fields , there I let him go away; but when I came home, there were a number of people said, if I did not prosecute him, I was liable to be prosecuted, then I went and found him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find him?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. I found him in White-chapel, he told me he should be there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear of the other forty guineas ?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. No; I never did.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How long has the lad lived with you?</p>
<p>Rimbolt . He has lived with me six years next October.</p>
<p>Q. How has he behaved in the time he was with you?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. I cannot say he has behav'd so well as I could wish, but he never wrong'd me before .</p>
<p>Q. How long had this money been in that trunk?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. It had been there a great many months.</p>
<p>Q. Did you put it there?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. No, I did not; I have seen my wife put it in, and take it out several times, she had the care of it; she went to it in my presence , and out of my presence.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say how much money there was of your own knowledge?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. I cannot say how much there was.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner by, when you missed it?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. He was in the house just before my wife discovered to me it was lost; he had been employ'd to move some of the things, my wife bid him take my cloaths, and carry them over to the other house that morning.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to him, to induce him to say that was your money?</p>
<p>Rimbolt . He soon own'd it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him, if he would confess, no harm should come to him?</p>
<p>Rimbolt . I did tell him, that if he would make a genuine confession, I would forgive him; but when I came to town, I had reason to be more angry with him.</p>
<p>Q. Can you sware that money you had from him, is your property?</p>
<p>Rimbolt . I could know it by a particular guinea, (be produced it ) I think I have seen this guinea a thousand times.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you let him go?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. Really , when I saw him on shipboard, I was affected at the sight of him. I was more griev'd perhaps than he was. I did
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100023"/> say, I will do you no harm, he desir'd he might not be blown about the town as a common thief. Then he wanted to have his boots pull'd off and we found the money in them.</p>
<p>Q Have not you said since, you did not believe he intended to steal it, and that you would assist him in giving him a character in Holland?</p>
<p>Rimbolt . I never did tell him, I did not believe he stole it. I told him, if it was possible, I would send him over-sea, and would not prosecute him, without running the hazard of my life; and if he would let me have the other money, I would get him abroad if I could .</p>
<p>Q. Did you never say to any body else, you did not believe he had rob'd you?</p>
<p>Rimbolt . No; I never did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-30-person276" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor; there were two hundred and twenty guineas in the trunk with the Jacobus.</p>
<p>C. Look at this crack'd guinea. (She looks at it.)</p>
<p>Fr. Rimbolt. I can swear this very guinea was amongst the rest , I have had it thirteen years in the purse, it was amongst the money I lost. We were going out of that house, to a house over the way; he brought a bundle over the way, and ask'd where he must put it; I shew'd him; he put it down, and went back again; and as I was coming over the way, I met him coming again with a bundle of cloaths. I went directly to move my trunk, which was almost the last thing I had to move in the house. To the best of my knowledge I found it lock'd, it open'd as usual; I took out a little trunk, and look'd for my purse to put into it. I missed my purse and my money, the trunk had never been moved this twelve years. I opened all my cloaths, and shook them, but could not find my purse, my husband said, O Lord I am ruin'd.</p>
<p>Q. Whether this boy ever saw you put money in it?</p>
<p>Fr. Rimbolt . Yes; he did once. I have a value for his mother, I have lent her now and then a guinea , he had seen me go to the purse, and take out a guinea, two several times, to send by him to his mother.</p>
<p>Q. What money was in the purse?</p>
<p>Fr. Rimbolt. I cannot tell, but I know there was above a hundred pound; I call'd my other servant , and ask'd him if he had taken my purse ; he said he had not; then I said, where is the other? ( meaning the prisoner.) I found he was gone , we sent to his mother, she came and said, she knew nothing of him, and hearing him often say he would go to France, my husband went after him, and brought him home .</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one
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<p>Fr. Rimbolt. Yes; I do.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember you said to him, very likely you had taken it out and dropt it?</p>
<p>Fr. Rimbolt. Likely I might.</p>
<p>Q. Has he had opportunity since the time he saw your money, to go and open the trunk your money was in?</p>
<p>Fr. Rimbolt. He has.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-30-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live not a great way from the prosecutor ; when he was rob'd , he came to my house, and told me of it, and desired my assistance. He drew up an advertisement, and left it with some friend to be put into the paper. We took coach, and went to the Borough, there took a post-chaise, and went directly to Gravesend. We staid there, thinking he would come down in the Gravesend-boat, but he did not. We took a post-chaise , and went directly for Dover. At Rochester we described the prisoner , but could not hear of him. When we came to Dover, we found him on board a ship; we took and brought him on shore into a publick house, there I tax'd him about the money; he seemed to deny it at first; after that. I told him his master would not hurt him, in case he would give him the money he had taken away, and his master told him to the same purport. Then the prisoner began to unstrap his boots, and said, he would deliver the money to his master within a trifle, that is ten or twelve pound, I cannot say which; he went to pull his boots off, but could not; then I said I will help you, accordingly I did; when they were off, the money was taken out and deliver'd into his master's possession.</p>
<p>Q. How much was there of it?</p>
<p>Toboyce . There were a hundred and fourscore guineas . We went into another room, and took a piece of paper, and I noted it down, and Mr. Rimbolt counted it . I think the prisoner made a little bill of what he had spent coming down to Dover. We brought him to Canterbury : he said I wish you would search me for my master's satisfaction; for there was twenty guineas missing besides what he had spent. I search'd him, but could find no more.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the whole of the money found upon him?</p>
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<p>Q. Did you observe a crooked guinea?</p>
<p>Toboyce . I cannot say I observed that. We came towards London, and I left them on Black-health . Being on horseback , I came faster than they could in the chaise. The prisoner had got on horseback at Canterbury, and rode from there to a house about six miles on this side Sitting-bourne . It was in the dead of the night, and he might have made his escape if he would.</p>
<p>Cross examination .</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner acknowledge he had the money at first seeing you?</p>
<p>Toboyce. At first he seem'd to be surprised, and when we asked him about the money , he said what money?</p>
<p>Q. Did any body tell him he should not be prosecuted if he would discover where the money was?</p>
<p>Toboyce . I said he should not be hurt.</p>
<p>Q. Did his master say the same?</p>
<p>Toboyce . He did, and the prisoner said upon that consideration he would deliver it up.</p>
<p>Q. Who counted the money?</p>
<p>Toboyce . Mr. Rimbolt counted it in his hat by single guineas, and when he came to 20, I noted 20 down, and there was a five guinea piece, and a two guinea piece, two quarters of guineas, and a Jacobus, besides the 180 guineas.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor . In what capacity was the prisoner with you ?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. He was my apprentice.</p>
<p>Q. What money had you with him?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. I had no money with him; his friends were not able to give any. His mother is a poor woman, if she wanted a guinea or two, my wife has lent it her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>When I had been into the closet, and was carrying these things cross the way, I suppose the purse was amongst the things, and dropt in the street , and at my returning back, I found the purse in the street, and put it in my pocket.</p>
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<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Foster. I believe him to be near 20 years of age ; I have known his master and mistress a good many years; the prisoner's character was always reckoned to be very good. I keep a sale shop the corner of Monmouth-street: I have a great many hundred pounds worth of goods in my shop, and the prisoner had egress and regress there. I had some conversation with his mistress the day after the fact was committed. She was at breakfast in her own house. I and another gentleman desired to know how the affair was? I asked her if the chest was broke open? She said no, it was not. She said she well recollected then that she had had a gentleman dined with her a day or two before that time , and that she had put her plate, spoons, and money all in one box in the chest. She went to fetch a silver spoon to use with soup at dinner, and in taking it out she heard the purse fall on the floor; and she went down and left it. So I said to her it was a very weak thing of you not to pick it up then. She said she had locked the closet door, and thought it safe, and a day or two after she gave him the key of the closet door, and sent him to remove the goods there, and to take the cloaths out of the closet.</p>
<p>Q. How can you account for the prisoner's having 180 guineas about him?</p>
<p>Foster. I cannot take upon me to say how he came by them.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you find the purse in his boots?</p>
<p>Rimbolt. No, it was in his pocket.</p>
<p>Knellam Dawson. I know the prisoner very well. I am a salesman in Monmouth-street.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Dawson. It has been that of a sober, sedate, good boy always; I looked upon him to be a good servant to his master. I was with Mr. Foster at his mistress's. Mr. Foster said, for God's sake in what manner was this money taken away? She said, I do not know how it was taken away, but I believe I dropt the purse, but where I cannot tell.</p>
<p>There appeared 12 other witnesses, who spoke well of his character before this affair.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she confess she had taken the money?</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-31-person283" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor; five halfpence marked were found upon the prisoner, and two in her box afterwards; and I had left her a shilling, when I went out, to lay out for me, instead of which she had laid out half-pence ; and upon inquiry, we found there were nine marked amongst that shilling's worth.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her confess any thing?</p>
<p>E. Patershall . No; I did not .</p>
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<p>To her character.</p>
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<p>William Flint . I live on London-bridge, and am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550910-32-victim287 t17550910-32-viclabel160"/> of small-ware . My young man, named
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<interp inst="t17550910-32-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , came and told me he was serving a customer in the shop, and a woman had taken a piece of ribband, for he had missed it .</p>
<p>Q. When was this ?</p>
<p>Flint. It is about a month ago.</p>
<p>Q. What was the value of it?</p>
<p>Flint. It might be worth about three shillings, she was taken and brought back (it was the prisoner) he took a piece of ribband from her, but I could not sware to the identity of the ribband; he can give a better account of the matter .</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-32-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Flint; as I was serving the prisoner, she was fond of taking the ribbands to the door to look at them. I had a suspicion she had taken a piece of ribband; I missed a piece, and told my master I was positive she had taken one; I followed her, and took her, bringing her back, she put her hand in her pocket, and went to slip something into her bosom. I took hold of it, and it was a piece of ribband.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that was your master's ribband?</p>
<p>Peirce. I am not.</p>
<p>Q. How did she say she came by it?</p>
<p>Peirce . She confessed to me, she took it out of our shop.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you hear her confess it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I think she did not deny it; but I was not particular in asking her, I left her to the other evidence.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-32-person290"> Anne Osbaldistance
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<interp inst="t17550910-32-person290" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17550910-32-person290" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner has liv'd with me four years last Easter.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Osbaldistance . I am a fish-woman at Billingsgate .</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character?</p>
<p>Osbaldistance . She is a very honest sober girl, as ever came into a house; she has taken scores of pounds for me, and never wrong'd me.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-32-person291"> Thomas Gregory
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<interp inst="t17550910-32-person291" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17550910-32-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her this fifteen or sixteen years , I never heard any thing bad of her in my life before this.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-32-person292"> Thomas Wilbraham
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<interp inst="t17550910-32-person292" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17550910-32-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her upwards of four years, I never heard any thing to blemish her character before this.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-32-person293"> Mary Wild
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<interp inst="t17550910-32-person293" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17550910-32-person293" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her four years , I never heard but that she was a very honest sober just person .</p>
<p>Jos. Rawlinson. I have known her sixteen years.</p>
<p>Q. How old is she?</p>
<p>Rawlinson . I believe she is about twenty years of age; she always bore a very honest character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-32-person294" type="given" value="Rachael"/>
<interp inst="t17550910-32-person294" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her between four and five years; I have trusted her with many pounds to carry to her mistress, and from her mistress to me; she has a very good character.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17550910-33-defend296 t17550910-33-deflabel166"/> about a month; during which time I was in the country about business; the day I returned he had been sent out on business, and did not return that night. he had till that time been very punctual in every thing in all appearance he had undertaken for me. The next morning I received a letter from him. The contents were, that he was in trouble in New-prison, and begged I would come and speak to him. I did not go then, but on the 2d or 3d day I did. He told me he was taken up by a warrant for having carried away some books of a man that he had lived with before, and desired I would apply to the person that was to prosecute him. Then I was alarmed, and suspected him . My wife when I came home told me, there was a yard of long lawn missing. I went to the prison and asked him about it. He acknowledged he had taken it. I lost silks and sattins of divers sorts , the quantity impossible to be ascertained by me.</p>
<p>Mr. Lynn . I am a pawnbroker ; I live at Hyde-park-corner. (He produced some pieces of remnant of silks and stuff. ) These things the prisoner pawned with me on the 3d of July last, for 16 s. I inquired where he lived; he said at Knightsbridge , that his sister was dead and they were left to him.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are my property.</p>
<p>Q. When were they in your shop ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They were in my shop since the prisoner was my servant.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence .</p>
<p>I intended when I could to get these things again.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-33-person301"> William Tompson
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<p>Q. Have you ever seen the prisoner before?</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person310" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , our maid, awaked me about seven in the morning; the house was broke open; I got up, and went down stairs, and saw the door in the area open, and a large stool, which they made use of in the kitchen, was in the middle of the area; there were two doors open; the area door, and another which comes out of the kitchen into the passage that leads to the shop; and a hole under a bolt, on each door, seemed to be bored with an auger. Upon looking about I miss'd a blew surtout coat of my own; after that a messenger was sent to our house , from Guildhall, to know if we had lost any goods ; I went there along with the messenger; there I saw my coat, and the other things mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner examined ?</p>
<p>Whitehead. No; I did not. I saw him there; I looked the plate over, and am sure they are my master's property.</p>
<p>Q. How do you think the doors were opened?</p>
<p>Whitehead . The bolts were forced back by the means of the holes that were bored.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-34-person311"> Margaret Pagan
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person311" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the area door made fast over night.</p>
<p>Q. How was it fastened?</p>
<p>Pagan. It was bolted . The inward door also was bolted as fast as that. I was not the first up in the morning. I saw the holds in the doors , and the doors open. They appear'd to me to be both forc'd open.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-34-person312"> Anne Segwick
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person312" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Willes; I got up about half an hour after seven, on the 25th of July, being the first person up in the house; I found the door that went into the shop, with a great staff put against it, to keep it shut .</p>
<p>Prosecutor. That is never fastened.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person313" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I found the other two doors opened; I fasten'd them myself over night.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where the plate was over night?</p>
<p>Segwick . It was all in the parlour.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-34-person314"> Matthew How
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person314" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable of the night; the prisoner was brought to me about three in the morning, on the 25th of July, with his face all black'd over, by two watchmen and a porter that plies in the Fleet-market. We search'd him; all those goods were found upon him, and these instruments (produced in court) a tap-borer, a file, a dark-lanthorn, and a pair of nail-nippers. I ask'd the prisoner how he came by the things? he told me he went to make water at the corner of Fox-court, Gray's-inn-lane, and there trod upon them. He had a great ham, and a currant tart; I took an inventory of them . and sent him to the Compter . We found in a waistcoat-pocket a letter directed to Mr. Willes , and I carried it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in Bear-alley near Fleet-market; betwixt three and four o'clock in the morning, on the 25th of July I was about the middle of the alley; the prisoner was coming down; when he came over against me he stop'd to make water.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Bear-alley from the prosecutor's house in Brook-street?</p>
<p>Treadwell. It is about a mile from it. Then Charles Legraft came to me, and said he had a suspicion that man had something about him that was not his own, and it seem'd to be very heavy; he turn'd down an alley called Black-bear-alley; I knew it was no thorough-fare; we follow'd him; he was standing leaning against a post , with the things on his arm; I said, my friend what do you do here? he said, I am a man under misfortunes , and am moving my goods. I said, it is possible it may be so; but you must go before the constable; he said, with all my heart; so I took hold of his collar, and we went on; going up Break-neck-stairs, he let the bundle of cloaths and the tea-kettle fall, and desired one of us would carry them for him. When we got into the Little-old-bailey , he said, you need not hold me by my collar, I'll go with you . We let go his collar , and he ran from me; but was retaken . I was present before the alderman when he was examined; there he said he found these things at Fox-court , Gray's-inn-lane; there I saw the tap-borer , the file, the dark-lanthorn, and nail-nippers, taken out of his pocket.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-34-person316"> Miles Beck
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 25th of July, at a quarter after three o'clock, I was walking with my staff in my hand, I heard the cry, stop thief. I look'd up the Little-old-bailey, and saw the prisoner come running; I said, honest heart, stop ; he made a full blow at me with a cane ; I put my staff out , and he fell over it, and I fell with him; and my brother watchman came to my assistance, and we secur'd him; the porter, he staid by the things; we took the prisoner to the watch-house; he had got a great-coat on, and his face black'd all over; he wash'd his face, and delivered a tea-kettle, out
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175509100028"/> of his pocket. I search'd him, and found four large spoons, a marrow-spoon and two large teaspoons in his pocket, and the tap-borer, file, nail-nipper and dark-lanthorn, he had some of the things fix'd in the back part of his breeches which he deliver'd to us.</p>
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the first person that saw the pr isoner, I was at work in the New-Market, being a ticket-porter; I had followed the prisoner a good while before I let Treadwell know of him, he had been up one alley and down another , and seem'd to be heavy loaded, and as he went along I heard something rattle; seeing him, he made a stop in Bear-alley, as if he was making water. I passed him, and look'd at him, and went on to Treadwell, and said, there is a man that looks very suspicious to me to be a thief; he is very hard loaded. While I was talking to him the prisoner moved into another place; we went and took him, and I assisted in bringing him to the watch-house.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On the 25th of July in the morning , I was going down Gray's-inn-lane, being out late with a friend that was going to sea; I turn'd into Fox-court to make water, and saw two men standing there; they saw me, and went away; then I saw a large bundle lying behind a pawnbroker's door; I kick'd it, and call'd out to those men, and said they had left something behind them; but I saw them no more; then I took the bundle up, and carried it into Holborn, and carried it down there by several watchmen. I search'd it first, and found these things in the pockets of these coats; it is impossible for one man to take all these things out of a house; I found the file, auger, and dark-lanthorn in one pocket, and the spoons all separate in another. There was one bundle tied up in another, with a cord. I did not think proper to leave the things where I found them. I was going to carry them to Bear-alley, to the house of one Evans.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17550910-34-person318"> Thomas Smith
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<interp inst="t17550910-34-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner many years; he was recommended to our house by an apothecary from Ludlow. I have continued my acquaintance with him ever since he came to town; he was brought up an apothecary. I knew him when he lived with several of the business; he bore an extraordinary good character at each place.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Smith. I was brought up a druggist . I now am a merchant. At this time I owe him money for attending my family.</p>
<p>Q. What may you owe him?</p>
<p>Smith. I don't know his bill; it may be 20 or 30 shillings; so I think he could not do it for want of money.</p>
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<p>338. (L.)
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