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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150001"/>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 Thursday the 15th, Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th, and Monday the 19th of JANUARY.
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER II. for the YEAR 1756. Being the Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble SLINGSBY BETHELL, Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by J. ROBINSON, at the Golden-Lion, in Ludgate-Street, 1756.</p>
<p>[ Price Four-pence. ]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable SLINGSBY BETHELL, Esq; Lord-Mayor of the City of London; the Lord Chief Baron PARKER, * Sir
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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>60. (L.)
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<p>Q. When did you see the handkerchief last?</p>
<p>Abraham. I had it in my pocket when I went out.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
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<p>James Sise.
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Sise. It was on the 29th of Dec. about half an hour after 1 o'clock at night. After that I felt her hand in my pocket, and missed 1 l. 19 s. 6 d. out of my bag.</p>
<p>Q. Who did it belong to ?</p>
<p>Sise. It belonged to
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<p>Q. Did you see any money in the prisoner's hand?</p>
<p>Sise. No, I did not; but as I was going to take her out of the park, I saw her put forth her hand to the centinel, as though she was going to give him money. The justice was not to be spoke with that night, so I took her to the watch-house at Covent-Garden, and the next morning before justice Fielding, to whom she owned she had pick'd my pocket of something; but could not say how much.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>As I was going through St. James's-park I met with this man and another; they asked me where I was going: I answered, Home. They wanted me to take them with me: I said I could not. Then they asked me if I could take them some where else: I said no, I could not. Then this young man said, if I would let him go and lie with me, he would give me some money. He shew'd me some silver, and desired me to lie down on the grass: I said, no, I would not. He said if I would lie down he would give me some more: then I lay down, and he lay with me. When he had done he called for the other man to come and lie with me: He came, but I would not let him; then he pulled me down, and I call'd out. After that the man that is here said I had rob'd him; but he gave it me to lie with me.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did not lie down with her, neither did I give her any money. I believe my fellow servant was concern'd with her for his 6 d.</p>
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<p>64. (M.)
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<p>Samuel Clark. I had a silver pint mug taken out of my house on the 24th of Dec. between the hours of 3 and 6.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Clark. She was the only person that was in the house at the time. I had left her in the house while I went down to draw a pot of beer, and she and that were missing together.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found it since?</p>
<p>Clark. I have. Produced in court and deposed to.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-5-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. On Christmas evening, between 6 and 7 o'clock, the prisoner brought this mug to me, and desired I would lend her 15 s. upon it. I took it in my hand, and asked her whose it was: She said, It is mine. I said, Pray how long have you had it: She said, A great while. Who bought it? My husband. What might he give for it ? She said there was some old silver in exchange, so she could not tell the price it cost. She said she wanted but 15 s. to make up some rent, and she would fetch it again next week. Don't you, say'd she, know me? I brought a tea-spoon before. I said I did. I lent her the money, and she went away. The next day about 11 o'clock I read in the Advertiser, '' A silver pint '' mug, marked E. M. M. stole out of the Two '' Chairmen, in Warder-street, Soho.'' I sent my daughter to the house, to desire
<persName id="t17560115-5-person60"> Samuel Clark
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<interp inst="t17560115-5-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to come to me. He came. I said, You have advertised a mug. Is it remarkable? I asked him this because the mug had a wooden bottom, not mentioned in the advertisement. He said there is E. M. M. on the handle, and it is very much bruised. I said, Is there any thing else: A wooden bottom, said he. I said, I have your mug. I asked him whom he suspected: He said a woman nam'd Eliz. Davis (a name the prisoner went by) and that he had lost two silver tea-spoons. The prisoner brought me another tea-spoon when she brought the tankard. He took her up, and I went and saw her; when she said she neither knew me nor the mug. She had altered her dress; but I was certain as to her, and swear that I took the mug of her.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did this evidence mention to you as he has related here?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He did.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I know nothing at all of it.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-5-person61"> Ursula Hornise
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<p>65. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17560115-6-person68" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lost money several times out of my drawer; but could not tell who took it.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>S. Pool. I keep an oil and colour shop. the prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560115-6-defend65 t17560115-6-deflabel30"/>. I consulted a friend, who is my next witness, about finding the thief out. He said, Give me some halfpence, I will mark them; and you shall see me lock them up. This was done the 8th of Dec, He gave me the key the next morning when I missed 10 d</p>
<p>Q. What did you mark?</p>
<p>S. Pool. Four shillings in halfpence, and 6 d. in farthings. The drawer was always lock'd, and I found it so.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner access to the drawer?</p>
<p>S. Pool. No, never but he lived in the house, and might go into the shop when he would. I concluded, to trust him another day so on Tuesday after we put in 6 s. in halfpence mark'd. The next morning I took them out, and gave them to Mr. Kendal to count them; there were 1 pence halfpenny gone. I had a little before missed a crown piece out of the drawer. Mr. Kendal and I went and brought a search warrant to search all my servants; we took up the prisoner, when the constable told him it was on suspicion of robbing his mistress. Then we took him backwards, and he pulled out his money. Mr. Kendal took up a halfpenny, and said, I'll swear this I marked. In all they found 21 halfpence, all marked; then the prisoner cry'd, and desired me not to take him before a justice. The constable said, Young man how much do you think you have rob'd your mistress of? He said he never rob'd me of any more than about 6 or 7 in half pence. The constable said, How could you rob her, for she says her drawer is always lock'd? He said, if you will go round the counter I will show you. He went and took up the counter and pull'd it up, then put the bolt out, and took the draw out. I had before found the drawer up by so doing, and knock'd them down. We took him before the justice, where he confessed the same and shewed us, by his table, how he lifted the counter up.</p>
<p>Cross examined.</p>
<p>Q. What Justice was you before?</p>
<p>S. Pool. Before justice Trent.</p>
<p>Q. What wages did you owe him at that time?</p>
<p>S. Pool. A year and a half's wages were in day hands, and other money to the amount of and odd shillings, that I have paid him since, and him his cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. What occasion had he to rob his mistress of six or seven shillings, when she owed him so much money?</p>
<p>S. Pool. It was not six or seven shillings, but a great deal of money I had lost.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he rob'd you?</p>
<p>S. Pool. He said he had never rob'd me of any more than about six or seven shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use to receive money for you?</p>
<p>S. Pool. When I sent him out with a bill he has.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not use to give change in the shop in a morning?</p>
<p>S. Pool. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. How can you swear that, when you was in bed at the time ?</p>
<p>S. Pool. He never was trusted to do it. I always confined that to my daughter; no body had the key of that drawer but she and I.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with Mr. Kendal?</p>
<p>S. Pool. A great many years.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>S. Pool. He is a master painter; my husband and he were as brothers.</p>
<p>John Kendal. Mrs. Pool told me she suspected her servant (the prisoner) had rob'd her of a good deal in money at different times. I said why do you suspect him? She said by his dress and the money he spent; and that he took up no wages. I said the best way will be to mark some halfpence, and put them into the till, and by that you'll be able to find out the thief. I marked some on the 8th of December, and look'd them in the till, and gave her the key. The next morning she took them out, and delivered them to me. I counted them over. We missed nine pence and two farthings (he was then gone out of some errand). The next night I marked six shillings worth of half pence
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150005"/> and farthings more, and put them into the till. The next morning we missed fourteen pence halfpenny. Then she, I, and Mr. Laybourne went and got a warrant, and took up the prisoner, and taking him backwards, desired him to pull out his money; he took out some from his breeches pocket and laid it in a chair, amongst which were twenty-one halfpence which I had marked the over night. Then Mrs. Pool said, Joseph, how could you rob me who have been so good a mistress to you ? Then he began to cry, and said he never took any more. The constable said you had better confess what you have taken; he said he believed he had taken six or seven shillings in halfpence. I said I wonder'd he never took silver or gold, he said he never did. Then he said he'd shew us, if we would go into the shop, how he got the till open, which he did by lifting the counter up with both his hands to get the bolt clear, then he drew out the till, and shew'd us how he used to take a handful of halfpence promiscuously as they lay. We took him before the justice, where he confessed the same.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of any halfpence being put into his pocket?</p>
<p>Kendal. No, I do not. There could be no such thing, he had them in his breeches pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Might not the money have been in the coat pocket before it was in the breeches pocket?</p>
<p>Kendal. He had not his coat on, that was then above stairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-6-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I served the prosecutrix with goods. I call'd to see her, to know if she wanted any thing in my way; she told me she was rob'd. I went with her and Mr. Kendal to take out a warrant to apprehend the prisoner. We got a constable, who told him he was his prisoner, and took him backwards to search him; then the prisoner pull'd out some halfpence from his breeches pocket, and laid them down in a chair. I saw some of them were mark'd (a parcel of halfpence were produced in Court.) These are the halfpence which were marked, and were amongst those which the prisoner took out of his pocket. I was present before the justice, and heard the prisoner confess there that he believed he had rob'd his mistress of about six or seven shillings in halfpence.</p>
<p>Mr. Douglas. I am constable. On the 10th of December last Mr. Kendal and the other evidence came to me with two warrants, one to search the prosecutrix's house; the other to take up the prisoner for robbing her till. I went along with them to her house, the prisoner was in the shop; Mr. Kendal said that is your prisoner. Then I told the prisoner I had got a warrant against him on a strong suspicion of his robbing his mistress's till; he said God forbid he should do such a thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him confess anything ?</p>
<p>Douglas. I saw him take hold of the counter, and lift it up, and it draw'd the nails on each side the till, by which means the till could come out with ease. He said he just put his hand in and took out a handful of halfpence, and then left it as he found it. I ask'd him how much he thought he might rob his mistress of; he said if I would ask her not to take him before a justice, he would return her the money that he thought he had rob'd her of; which he said was about 6 or 7 s. He said his mistress owed him fifteen pounds. She said she would pay him that at any time. These halfpence here have been in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>These halfpence were not in my breeches pocket, they were in a waistcoat pocket of mine (put in by somebody) that had hung up in the shop two or three days. I might take them out and put them in my breeches pocket for what I know, for I pull'd off another waistcoat, and put that on that morning.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-6-person70"> John Stevens
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<interp inst="t17560115-6-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I deal with the prosecutrix for goods; the prisoner used to bring them home. I never saw any thing but civility by him. I look'd upon him to be an honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-6-person71"> Patrick Bready
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<interp inst="t17560115-6-person71" type="given" value="Patrick"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-6-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner used to bring goods from his mistress's to my house. I never knew any thing but what was civil and honest by him.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-6-person72"> John Mosley
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<interp inst="t17560115-6-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I always took him to be a very honest man. I have known him a year and half.</p>
<p>Mr. Webb. He has often brought things to my house from his mistress. I always took him to be an honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-6-person74" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was fellow-servant with the prisoner about a year and half at the prosecutrix's house. I always took him to be an honest man till this affair.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560115-7-victim79 t17560115-7-viclabel38"/>. I was abroad at the time. (He produced a piece of cheque ) Here is my private mark upon it; I know it to be mine. There was an information brought to our shop of a piece of cheque being taken from thence. The day following I went before the justice and saw this piece there; the two prisoners were there. I charged them with taking it out of my shop.
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<interp inst="t17560115-7-person81" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> acknowledg'd she took it, and said the other did not know any thing of the matter. The other was examined, and said she knew nothing of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see either of them in your shop?</p>
<p>Law. I don't remember I ever did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-7-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am brother to the last witness, and am his apprentice. This piece of cheque produced here is my brother's property.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it?</p>
<p>Law. I know it by the mark. The two prisoners came into the shop together, to buy a shirt; they bought one, and paid for it.</p>
<p>Q. Were they both concerned in buying it?</p>
<p>Law. They were; they had not been gone half a quarter of an hour before
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<interp inst="t17560115-7-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came and asked me, if 2 such women had been there, and described them: I said they had. Said she, Have they bought a piece of cheque? I said, No. She said, she saw one end of it drop from one of them in the dirt, the end having got loose. She said she could shew me where they lived. I went with her, and asked if they had taken a piece of cheque: They said no; upon which
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<interp inst="t17560115-7-person86" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . As I was sitting by my barrow I saw Lamprey drop a piece of cheque, and she catch'd it up in a hurry, seeming to be affrighted, upon which I thought she did not come honestly by it. I went to the prosecutor's shop, and asked if they had bought some cheque there, and told the young man what I had seen. He went with me. We asked a child where the women lived, who told us.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear either of them own they took it out of the shop?</p>
<p>S. Warner.
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<p>Lamprey's defence.</p>
<p>I took it to be sure; this other woman knew nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-7-person90" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 7 or 8 years. I have constantly imployed her twice a week. She is a very honest woman.</p>
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<p>Q. Where is the shop?</p>
<p>Poynting. In
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Poynting. On the 18th of November, and on the 9th of Dec. the evidence Holmes was brought to our house. The person that brought him asked, if we had lost any handkerchiefs. I went to justice Rickards's, and got a search warrant, and searched the house of one Plump, in Rag-fair, where I was informed they were sold; but I could see nothing of them, neither have I seen them since. The prisoners were taken up the night before, and carried before justice Rickards, who committed them to Newgate, and Holmes to Clerkenwell Bridewell.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoners own any thing of it?</p>
<p>Poynting. No, they did not confess any thing at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body come into the shop when the handkerchiefs were lost ?</p>
<p>Poynting. No. They were taken out of the window from the outside.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150007"/> get a crown presently, I went with them, and going along Gracechurch-street there was a paper before Mrs. Halsey's window, to keep the wind out, the glass being broke. Shervil ran his hand thro' the paper, and took out a parcel of handkerchiefs, and put them in his apron. This was about 5 or 6 at night.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you and the other at that time?</p>
<p>Holmes. We were on the other side of the way. Then he gave a whistle, and we went to him. I said, How many handkerchiefs are there? He said, About seven. They went into Plump's shop and sold them; but would not let me go in: so I stood at the door. When they came out Shervil told twelve shillings in his hand, which he said he had for them; out of that he gave me one, and they kept the other eleven themselves. Two or three nights after, as I was going along Tower-Hill with one Barnes, he snatched a sixpenny pye; the pastry-cook ran out and took me; he went to my mother, who told him I was got in a gang of thieves. Then I was taken before justice Rickards, and gave an account of this; and the prisoners were taken up, but they denied it.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Plump live?</p>
<p>Holmes. He lives in Rosemary Lane, facing Well-close square. I have sold many handkerchiefs and things, which I and others have stolen, to his wife.</p>
<p>Q. Did they tell you they were going to Mrs. Halsey's?</p>
<p>Holmes. Yes. They had observed the pane of glass being broke in the day time.</p>
<p>Gold's defence. I know no more of it than the child unborn. I was taken when I was fast asleep in the glass-house.</p>
<p>Shervil's defence. I know nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-9-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the deceased coming up from the workhouse. [she belongs there] as the dray was turning at a corner; the drayman call'd to her to turn back, but she would not. She was about ten foot before the fore-horse. She kept forward, and he could not stop his horses.</p>
<p>Q. Could she have avoided the dray in the condition she was?</p>
<p>Wells. Yes, if she had turn'd back.</p>
<p>Q. to Pett. Could she hear well?</p>
<p>Pett. Yes, she had her hearing well.</p>
<p>Wells. The dray was going down hill, and the cattle were strong; the prisoner call'd to his horses as much as he could to stop, and he pull'd the horse he had hold of; the place being so very narrow, people could not meet a dray as it comes down without running a hazard. She got as far as the dray-man; he clap'd his hands on her shoulder to get her clear if he could, but he could not; the dray took her against her stomach, just as the horses had turn'd the corner, and the dray stop'd against her, and her back drove in a plank of the boards she was drove up against. As soon as the dray was drawn back, she drop'd down, and I saw her carried away for dead.</p>
<p>Pett. I saw her after she was dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-9-person107" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 16th of January, between nine and ten o'clock, the deceased came up on the same side the prisoner was on; he was driving his horses, gave her a shove, and said woman where are you going? But she did not stop, but went forward, up to the corner.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did he shove her?</p>
<p>A. Littleby. To go from him; he pull'd with the halter and call'd wo! but the horses were going down hill, and he could not stop them; it jamb'd her to the corner of the wall. She had a tin pot in her hand, and when the dray was drawn back, she fell down dead with it in her hand; she never stir'd afterwards, for the dray took her by the breast.</p>
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<p>Q. Who does that dray belong to?</p>
<p>Howard. To Duffill and Wilson.</p>
<p>Q. Do they furnish the horses, or does the dray man ?</p>
<p>Howard. They do. I saw the dray take the woman, and jamb her up. We drew the dray back, and she fell down dead.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<persName id="t17560115-10-person114"> George Ascue
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<interp inst="t17560115-10-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560115-10-defend111 t17560115-10-deflabel55"/> about 4 days. He got up early one morning, and made off. We found he had cut a hole in the cupboard, where we put money; but my mother coming down stairs prevented his taking any. I missed a hat. I advertised it, and he was taken; then I charg'd him with it, and he own'd it to me, and where he had sold it.</p>
<p>Mr. Whitacker. I heard the prisoner own he had taken the prosecutor's hat, and had sold it at Westminster.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say.</p>
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<persName id="t17560115-11-person119"> Sarah Jolley
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<interp inst="t17560115-11-person119" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The deceased was my husband. He came home with his forehead full of blood, tied up in a handkerchief, and was not easy all night. I asked him how he came by that hurt, but he would not tell me; this was on Sunday, Dec. 7. He went out the next morning, and return'd about 5 in the afternoon; he then complained his head was very bad.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use to drink much?</p>
<p>S. Jolley. He did, more than he should; he was not a sober, regular man. On the Tuesday I found his head was sadly swell'd; he had a cut over his eye, and his eyes were black. I asked him how he came by that: he said he believed it would be his death; and told me it was Mrs. Mathews at the alehouse; tha t he went into her house drunk, and she struck him with a quart pot, and push'd him out at the door upon the ground. I went to her. The maid said, She can't be seen: then I went away. His head swell'd so that he could not see at all on the Wednesday; then I and another woman went to Mrs. Mathews's house, when Mrs. Mathews was sitting by the fire side. I said, I understand my husband was here on Sunday night, and you have used him very ill. The woman said, He is very ill, and if he dies he will lay his death to you. She fainted away, and, when she came to herself, asked me if I had had any advice for him, and sent me to her surgeon, and said she would pay him; the surgeon's name is Hewit, who sent him to Hyde-park infirmary. Mrs. Mathews paid 2 chairmen for carrying him there. He was carried on the Wednesday night, and died on the Saturday following.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-11-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was standing opposite the house, when I saw Mrs. Mathews push the prisoner out of the house; he got up from the ground, and went in again; he seemed to be in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Was it such a push that would have thrown a sober man down?</p>
<p>Crambourn. There are steps coming out of the door, and he ran down, and was a considerable time before he fell; he fell with his head near the channel, and his face to the ground: when he got up, his face was all over dirt.</p>
<p>Eliz. Kren. I live in the Hop-Yard. I went to see the prisoner with the deceased's wife. We told her that Mr. Jolley was in a very bad way. She said she did push him out of doors, but did not think any thing bad would have attended that: she said, when he went in again she wash'd him, and said, she was very sorry for it, and fainted away: when she came to herself, she said if he died she should not desire but to be hang'd for him, for she should never enjoy a happy hour. She ordered me to go and fetch surgeon Hewit to attend him: I went, and he gave me a note to send the deceased to the hospital. I carried the note to Mrs. Mathews, and she ordered a chair for the deceased, and gave me the money to pay for it.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-11-person121"> Robert Onyon
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<interp inst="t17560115-11-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The day after this accident happened I saw the deceased, when he said he had been at the woman's, at the Angel and Crown in St. Martin's lane; that she hit him with a quart pot, and push'd him out of doors; that she hit him once or twice with the pot, and that he was not able to work. He used to work with me. I saw him again on the Tuesday morning: he then could not hold up his head at all. I never saw him after that till he was dead.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I am quite innocent.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-11-person122"> Susannah Collet
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<interp inst="t17560115-11-person122" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Mathews. The deceased came into our house on Sunday in the afternoon, and made a great noise; my master was then dying. My mistress was up stairs, who came down and said, Pray Mr. Jolley don't make such a noise, for my husband is dying. Jolley was very drunk, and said, Whenever the constable dies his soul will go to hell. My Master was constable. She said get out of the house, for I cannot bear those words. He said, You are a Welch woman, let me have a halfpenny worth of gin. My mistress said, Pray go out: He refused to go out, upon which my mistress took him to the door, and shoved him out, after which I saw him fall down; if he had been sober he would not have fallen down.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a quart pot in your mistress's hands ?</p>
<p>S. Collet. No, I did not, and I was there from the beginning to the end of it.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150009"/>Mr. Hawkins. I am a surgeon, and live in St. George's hospital. I attended the deceased there; I found a small wound on the fore part of his head, on which was a sticking plaister, which was a very bad thing, and under that was a quantity of matter; there was a very great swelling and inflammation all over his face, and the fore part of his head. After he was dead I examined the wound: it did not go so far as the skull. I opened the head: there was no fracture on the skull, nor any kind of contusion. I examined the durn &c pie meter of the brains: they were not at all affected; I thought they look'd a little red, but not inflam'd: upon the whole, I do not think the blow he receiv'd was the occasion of his death.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think he would have died so soon if he had not received that wound?</p>
<p>Mr. Hawkins. No, I think he would not. He had not been properly taken care of by a surgeon, and I understood he drank hard, which made the wound worse; and the sticking plaister did him harm.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-11-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the prisoner's house when the deceased came in on the Sunday afternoon; he was very much in liquor, and kept making a noise. The prisoner came down stairs, and said to him, Dear man go out, for my husband is dying: he would not. She held the door in one hand, and shoved him out with the other, and he, being in liquor, fell down; had he not been in liquor he would not have fell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a quart pot in the prisoner's hand?</p>
<p>Russel. No, she had none; I was there all the time, and saw all that passed. He was in company with me, and no body else, and he was so drunk and he could hardly stand on his legs.</p>
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<p>73. (L.)
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<p>Fredrick Lenard. I was at the Angel-al-house that leads up to
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Lenard. At Mr. Rose's in Wood-street. There were three persons standing in the street, of which the prisoner was one. I received a blow from one of them, as I was passing, on my forehead, which stunned me.</p>
<p>Q. Which of the three persons gave you that blow?</p>
<p>Lenard. It was the prisoner at the bar. I was going to run away, and he ran after me, and stab'd me in the head with a knife; then he cut me on the face, and the blood ran prodigiously. He thought to cut my throat; but I put down my chin, and received the cut thereon; then I went to hold his hand, and he cut my finger. He had two large long wounds, one on his chin, the other on his left cheek, and another on his finger. I never let go my hold of him till assistance came.</p>
<p>Q. By what part did you hold him?</p>
<p>Lenard. By his collar.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say to you?</p>
<p>Lenard. I could not understand what he said, I not knowing English: he stabb'd me on the shoulder, and cut me on the of my coat; but that did not reach my is in court. I call'd out for assistance, and a man came and bid me hold him fast. We secured him, and carried him to the watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose any money?</p>
<p>Lenard. I had 33 s. 6 d. in silver, and half a guinea in gold.</p>
<p>Q. Which pocket was it in?</p>
<p>Lenard. It was in my coat pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in a purse or loose?</p>
<p>Lenard. It was loose in my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What became on it?</p>
<p>Lenard. I can't take upon me to say the prisoner took it, there being 3 of them. I was so disturbed in my brains, that I do not know which took it.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain that one of the three did take it?</p>
<p>Lenard. I am.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the other two men?</p>
<p>Lenard. When the man came to my assistance the other two ran away.</p>
<p>Q. Who came to your assistance?</p>
<p>Lenard. I don't know his name; I never saw him in my life before. That night at 12 o'clock I was carried with my wounds to the hospital.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light?</p>
<p>Lenard. It was not light, nor yet quite dark; but if I were to see I should to her.</p>
<p>Q. if you first laid of him?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150010"/>Lenard. The first blow I received was with a stick on my head; I went to escape from them, upon which the prisoner stab'd me on the head. I seeing myself in danger turn'd round, and laid hold of his collar, and never let go till assistance came.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Where was you when you was rob'd, in a house or street?</p>
<p>Lenard. In the street.</p>
<p>Q. What street?</p>
<p>Lenard. I don't know the name of it.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in liquor?</p>
<p>Lenard. No, I was not at all.</p>
<p>Q. Were the other two persons men or women?</p>
<p>Lenard. They were men.</p>
<p>Q. Did the two other men attack you?</p>
<p>Lenard. I cannot be capable of giving any account of that, being so full of blood.</p>
<p>Q. Was the constable at the watch-house?</p>
<p>Lenard. I don't know what a constable is.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Woolpack-alley by Houndsditch ?</p>
<p>Lenard. I have not been long enough in London to know the places.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one
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<p>Lenard. I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one
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<p>Lenard. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in any house that night with two women, being pick'd up by one of them?</p>
<p>Lenard. No, no, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who came to your assistance?</p>
<p>Lenard. No, I do not, it was a Jew, but I did not know that till he discover'd himself.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person132"> Barnard Moses
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I came home to my own house in Woolpack Alley, in Houndsditch, and was pulling off my shoes to go to bed. I heard a great noise at my door; and I heard in the German language call'd out, O Lord, shall I die such a miserable death?</p>
<p>Q. Repeat it in the language he spoke it.</p>
<p>Moses. [He did.] I did not care to go out. I heard a second time in the same language, O Lord, Almighty God, must I die such a miserable death, and nobody will come and help me! Then I came down and open'd the street door. There were the prisoner and the Dutchman lying on the ground, and two men standing by them; the two men were beating him with sticks.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the sticks?</p>
<p>Moses. No, it was very dark, I did not. I began to speak to them, and said gentlemen, you had better go off, and not to murder the poor soul.</p>
<p>Q. Which was uppermost, the prisoner or the Dutchman ?</p>
<p>Moses. The prisoner was uppermost. One of the two men said blast your eyes, bare him through. Then I went in and shut the street door, and peep'd thro' a place that is broke in the door, and saw them pull the Dutchman about a yard and a half from my door to a little alley. Then the Dutchman call'd out again in his language Is there no body in the world can help me? Then I took my opportunity and ran out of my house and call'd out fire and murder, and with this great cry of mine the other two men ran away. I ran a little way; when I came back again the prisoner and Dutchman were still lying on the ground, the prisoner continuing to be uppermost. I ask'd what was the matter? The Dutchman said dem people rob me of my meony, and before I lose my moony, I lose my life. Then I took the prisoner off the Dutchman's body, and call'd to the Dutchman in Dutch, and said you must help me, for I shall not be able to carry him away. The Dutchman said in his language I am so barbarously used, I am not able. I said for God's sake help, or I am a dead man as well as you.</p>
<p>Q. Was the Dutchman very bloody?</p>
<p>Moses. All his face and every part of him were all over blood; he could not see me for blood. Then he took the prisoner by one hand, and I by the other, and we carried him to the constable at the watch-house. I saw a pistol in the watch-house, but did not see the prisoner deliver it.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Moses. I live in Woolpack-Alley.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one
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<p>Moses. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know one
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<p>Moses. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. When you heard the words bore him through, who did you think they were applicable to, you or the Dutchman?</p>
<p>Moses. I did not know which.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a pistol was it you saw in the watch-house?</p>
<p>Moses. I believe it was a new one.</p>
<p>Q. Had it a lock to it?</p>
<p>Moses. It had.</p>
<p>Q. Was it charged?</p>
<p>Moses. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Did you see ever a knife in my hand?</p>
<p>Moses. I saw no knife, it was dark.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150011"/>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man that was struggling with the Dutchman?</p>
<p>Moses. I am sure he is the man. They were upon the ground. I took him off.</p>
<p>Q. Is that place a thorough-fare?</p>
<p>Moses. It is.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. I was standing at my door, which is in Aldgate high street, opposite the watch-house, a little before ten at night. I heard a noise of a great many people coming from towards Houndsditch. It being my watch night, I ran over to the watch-house. The prosecutor and the last evidence brought the prisoner arm in arm. The prosecutor was exceeding bloody, I never saw a man so bloody to be alive before, and his cloaths all over dirt. I asked the prosecutor how this came; he told me in English as well as he could. Presently after came a Jew or two that understood his language, and they interpreted to me. I believe I ask'd him twenty times if he was positive as to the prisoner; he said he was very sure, for he never let him go from the time they were on the ground together. My servant
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came in, the prisoner call'd him, and I heard him say here Tom, I want to speak with you.</p>
<p>Q. Did he know your lad?</p>
<p>Terry. He did, He lived but a few doors from me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner give your lad any thing?</p>
<p>Terry. I saw him fumble with their coats close together, but had no jealousy of any thing then, so did not observe.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoner?</p>
<p>Terry. I have known him between four and five years; he lived in Whitechapel, in the Butcher-row, he is a butcher by trade. About a minute after my lad was gone out, my wife came in frighted almost out of her wits, and said is not this a pretty fellow to give your servant a pistol. I took and look'd at it; the prisoner said, that is my pistol. I searched the prisoner but found nothing upon him. We took him before Mr. Alderman Cockayne, and he committed him.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner a housekeeper ?</p>
<p>Terry. I never heard that he was.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Terry. I never saw any ill of him till this affair.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the last evidence. I heard a noise in the watch-house on my master's watch night. I went there, and the prisoner call'd me to the corner of the watch-house, and gave me this pistol, and bid me walk out with it, producing a pistol.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Arnold. I did; he used our house sometimes.</p>
<p>Q. What business is your master ?</p>
<p>Arnold. My master is a publican. There was no flint in the pistol, neither was it loaded, but in the same condition it is now.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the pistol?</p>
<p>Arnold. I carried it to our house and pull'd it out of my pocket, and told my mistress that
<persName id="t17560115-12-person138"> John Boswell
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had given me a pistol. My mistress took it out of my hand, and carried it back again to my master at the watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. When you came out of the Angel alehouse and was going home, whether that money you mention was then in your pocket?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am positive I had that money in my pocket when I went out of the alehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Had you drank any quantity of liquor there?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I and another man had only three pints of beer.</p>
<p>Q. Do you usually carry your money in your coat pocket ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I always do, and very seldom carry any in my breeches pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Do you carry gold and silver together usually?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have but 3 l, a quarter paid me, and I generally put it all together when I receive it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was coming by when the prosecutor and another man were fighting. I received a blow on my head with a stick from the prosecutor; whether it was designed for me, or accidental, I know not. I turn'd and struck him again. I lost my hat and wig; then I went to fighting with him. He had lain with two women, and they rob'd him in their own room. They are here now to prove it. He making such an extraordinary defence, his witnesses were all sworn together, and taken into another room and examined separate, as follows:</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person139"> Elizabeth Spurr
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person139" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .
<persName id="t17560115-12-person140"> Jane Trueman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person140" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said in my iing she pick'd up the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him and her together?</p>
<p>E. Spurr. No, I did not. I know no more than what she told me.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person141"> William Wells
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person141" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard
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<persName id="t17560115-12-person143"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person143" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> say the prisoner never rob'd the prosecutor at all.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person144"> Hannah Tindal
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person144" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I'll tell the truth. I live in Gravel-Lane, Houndsditch.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150012"/>Q. What is your employment ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. I sell fruit and fish. My husband, my child, my grand-child, and I, were drinking at the Angel, at the bottom of Devonshire-square shops, at pretty near 9 o'clock yesterday was a week: We had 3 pints of beer. My husband is a soldier, and in an ill state of health: He said, I wish you would go home and make the bed, for I am very ill. At that time I saw the Dutchman telling a parcel of money on the corner of the table.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of money was it ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. To the best of my knowledge it was most of it silver; there might be half a guinea in gold, but I think there could not be more. He had a little pipe in his mouth. I thought him to be a Jew selling money on his sabbath. He said something like forty, which I took to be 40. He swept it off the table with both his hands, and put it into his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What pocket did he put it into?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. I can't tell which pocket.</p>
<p>Q. How much might there be of it ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. There was a good bulk; there were above 20 s. in silver. After that I went home and made my bed, and came back to the alehouse as usual. Coming through the polls I met
<persName id="t17560115-12-person145"> Jenny Trueman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person145" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> with the Dutchman; she was holding him by the left arm. just beyond the pump.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you leave him when you went to make the bed ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. I left him in the alehouse; I thought him in liquor by her holding him up; but I can't say true. There was some thick mud like hasty padding through all which he went; it was in a narrow passage coming under an arch. The first door came to was her own; but whether they went in there I do not know. I did not speak to her, or she to me.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any body else with them ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. No, there were not. After that I went into the alehouse, and had two pints of beer more with my husband, and sat there some time. In came
<persName id="t17560115-12-person146"> John Boswell
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and said to me, How do you do old one? How does your husband do? I said, Is he so little that you cannot see him? My husband's head was leaning against my shoulder. He took up the pot and drank, with my husband and I, and then pull'd out a shilling and threw it down, and I gave him change out of it for one pint; then he went out, and presently after came word, that there had been a battle, and that
<persName id="t17560115-12-person147"> Jack Boswell
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was one of them; then I said, I'll be hang'd if the other is not that Jew that stood there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the fighting?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. No, I saw nothing of it.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be at that house at that time ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. I sup there every night of my life, and go from thence to bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sup before you went and made the bed, or after?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. I sup'd before I went to make it.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go home to make the bed?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. Between eight and nine.</p>
<p>Q. How far is your house from the Angel alehouse ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. It is not 10 yards from it.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay at home when you went home?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. I staid no longer than while I made the bed, which was not a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Dutchman appear to be in liquor when in the alehouse?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner come into the alehouse before or after she had pick'd the man up?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. He came in a great while after that.</p>
<p>Q. How long ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. Better than half an hour, if I say an hour, I believe I shall not tell a lye.</p>
<p>Q. What was the man's name that went out with Boswell ?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. I saw no body go out with him.</p>
<p>Q. How many pints of beer did he drink part of with you?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. He drank part of two pints.</p>
<p>Q. Were there many people in the house then?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. There were several people, I can't tell all their names; there was one a weaver.</p>
<p>Q Had the prisoner any body in company with him?</p>
<p>H. Tindal. No, he had not.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person148"> Ann Woolf
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person148" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Whitechapel. I was in at the Angel, at the bottom of Devonshire-Square steps.</p>
<p>Q. When?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I don't know the day of the month; it was last Friday was se'nnight, betwixt seven and eight, or near eight o'clock. I was drinking with a young man that came up from Deptford, who is enter'd on board an Indiaman. I drank part of four pints of beer with him. While I was there
<persName id="t17560115-12-person149"> Jane Trueman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person149" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> call'd me out at the door to speak with me, and while I was talking to her, a man like a Jew came up to her. I can't say I should know him again.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150013"/>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. This was near eight o'clock. She said to me here is a friend of mine, go home and open the door for me, I went home before her. When I came there,
<persName id="t17560115-12-person150"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person150" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was at the door; I said to her here is a friend of Jane Trueman's, she desires the door may be open'd; she said you may go away. She open'd the door, and I went out at the same door I came in at, which was at a back door.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person151" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> before?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I lived over her head five weeks before that. I returned to the alehouse, and drank a pint of beer out with the young man, and then went home directly. I knew nothing of this affair till the next morning when I came to the same place; then I heard she was ran away, and a man taken up.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay in the alehouse after you had return'd ?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I don't know, it was but a little while. I was in Harrow-Alley, at the corner of Petticoat-Lane, at the Rose and Crown alehouse, at a quarter before nine, where the young man and I drank 2 pints of beer together.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the evening was it when you went to open the door for
<persName id="t17560115-12-person152"> Jane Trueman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person152" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. It was near eight o'clock, as near as I can tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner at the Angel that night?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the evidence Tindal and her husband drinking there?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Who were there first, they or you?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. They were there first.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in the alehouse when you went to open the door?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I believe she was gone home to make the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her talk of making her bed?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I heard her say before, that she would go home and make the bed for her husband.</p>
<p>Q. Was her husband in the alehouse when you went to open the door?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I don't know:</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the Dutchman in the Angel alehouse?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. No, I did not see him there at all.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you gone from that alehouse when you went to open the door?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I was not gone above two or three minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Was Tindal the evidence there when you came back ?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. No, she was not.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you in the alehouse from first to last?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I can't say how long; but it was while I was drinking four pints of beer. I was drinking the last when
<persName id="t17560115-12-person153"> Jenny Trueman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person153" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came and call'd me to the door.</p>
<p>Q. How long did Tindal and his wife stay there?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I can't tell how long.</p>
<p>Q. Were they in the same room that you were in?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. They were; he was sick, and lean'd upon her shoulder.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in the room when you first went in?</p>
<p>A. Woolf. I don't know indeed. There was no body as I took notice of but Tindal and his wife.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person154"> Jane Trueman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person154" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I don't know the prosecutor by name; but I should know him if I saw him.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him before?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I saw him last Friday was a week, at night, between nine and ten o'clock, I believe. I was going to the Angel for a pint of beer, and met him; he said, where are you going my dear ?</p>
<p>Q. Did he speak that in English?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. He did, as well as he could.</p>
<p>Q. What answer did you make?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I said, Sir, pray let me alone [he had just come out from thence, the folks said.]</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him come out?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. No, I did not. I said I was going for a full-pot of beer; there was a young woman that I wanted to speak with there. The man watch'd me till I came out, laid hold on my arm, and follow'd me home. I said, Sir, go along, for you are in liquor, you are fuddled, Sir. When I came into my room
<persName id="t17560115-12-person155"> Nan Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person155" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said, what do you shut the door for in a hurry? I said because a man follows me, and he is in liquor. I shut the door, and shut him out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lock the door?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I did, Pretyman said stay, let's open the door, perhaps we may get something of him. She unlock'd the door, and he came him.</p>
<p>Q. At which door did he come in?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. He came in at the fore door.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he continue there?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I believe about half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. What do you sell?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. We sell nothing at all there. He sent me for a pot of beer, and I brought him 3 d. change out of it.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150014"/>Q. Where did you fetch it from?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I fetch'd it from the Angel. He gave us a shilling a piece to -</p>
<p>Council for Prisoner. No body asks you what it was for.</p>
<p>J. Trueman. While we sat by the fire-side
<persName id="t17560115-12-person156"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person156" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person156" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> put her hand into his coat pocket, and pick'd his pocket of seven shillings; then she lay down on the bed with him, and there pick'd his pocket of more silver, and half a guinea in gold.</p>
<p>Q. Was this before or after the pot of beer was sent for?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. This was after that. When he got up and was gone out of doors, he missed his money and came back again, and said he had lost his money.</p>
<p>Q. Did he speak in English?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. He did as plain as any body could speak; he came into the house again immediately. Boswell and Will. Watts happening to come, I said to Boswell what do you want here? he said I am come to see you. Boswell said to the Dutchman d - n your eyes, I have got none of your money; the Dutchman said I want my money, my money, he had a stick in his hand and lifted it up to Boswell, who was stooping down; he said let him beat on, let him beat on. The Dutchman struck Boswell with a stick as he had one leg in the alley and the other on the threshold of the door; he beat till the stick broke. Boswell was still stooping, I wonder'd what it was for; at last I saw him take a knife out of his breeches pocket, which, I'll assure you, I thought was a cutlass or a hanger, I saw it glisten; so I and the other young woman ran out at the back door. Nanny Pretyman came over soon after and gave me 19 s. and 6 d. and gave the half guinea in gold to her mother ?</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. She said so.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any blood on the threshold of the door ?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. No, none at all; I saw nothing of the fight.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him taken to the watch-house?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I know nothing of that?</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>J. Trueman. No, not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. You say it was betwixt nine and ten when you went to the Angel for the first pot of beer?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. Yes, Sir; and I said Nancy come along with me, and Pretyman open'd the door when we came there.</p>
<p>Q. What was that person's other name whom you call Nancy ?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I don't know her other name.</p>
<p>Q. Where is she?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. She is here.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you see at the Angel when you went for the pot of beer?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I saw some people.</p>
<p>Q. Where abouts in the house was it you saw her?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. She stood just by the inside door.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
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<p>J. Trueman. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them there?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay when you went for the beer?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I stay'd no longer than while they draw'd it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any thing of his Nancy being there before you went for the pot of beer?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I did, she said before that she was going there.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in company or alone?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. She was drinking with a young man.</p>
<p>Q. Did that young man go along with Nancy to your house?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. No.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to go home with you?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I don't know how she came to go.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask her to go home?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. I don't know how indeed. I believe I did ask her to go home with me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go both together?</p>
<p>J. Trueman. We came there together to the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person159" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I don't know either the man or Boswell again, though I were to see them. I have known Trueman about half a year; she brought me first into ill ways: she wanted me to go a thieving for her and her fellows: I said I was used to no such thing. She said, D - n you, can't you do it as well as I; D - n you, you are not fit to be a whore! I said, I don't understand it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing that happen'd yesterday was sennight at her house?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person160"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person160" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . That very day I had boil'd mutton for dinner. I was going by her house between 4 or 5 o'clock, when she call'd me in, and asked me what I had for dinner: I said mutton and broth. She asked me to bring her some broth which I did.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you carry them ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150015"/>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person161" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . About 6 o'clock, and staid there a great while; they were playing at cards.</p>
<p>Q. How many were there of them?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person162" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There were the young woman that is here nam'd Nanny, and the fellow that lives with her nam'd Jack Hall, his brother was hang'd; and the fellow that she lives with, nam'd
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , now in the counter; he is one of the men that help'd to beat the Dutchman, and is a butcher, and goes out a thieving for her.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any body else?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person164" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, there were not. She and this man eat the broth. She said to me, Have you any money? I said, No. Says she, we'll have a pot of beer however, accordingly there was a pot of beer sent for.</p>
<p>Q. What time of night was this?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This might be about 8, or between 8 and 9.</p>
<p>Q. Who fetch'd the beer?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person166" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She went out for it to the Angel alehouse.</p>
<p>Q. How long did she stay before she returned?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person167" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She staid out about a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Nanny at this time?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person168" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Nanney went out a good while before they talked about the beer. When she came back again, she knock'd at the door, and said, Open the door, here is somebody coming.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person169" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This was between 8 and 9 o'clock, not so much as half an hour after 8; then a Dutchman came in, and Nanny and Trueman with him.</p>
<p>Q. Tell the court which came in first.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person170" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Nanny came in first, Trueman next, and the Dutchman after; then Nanny went out at the back-door. The man gave me 6 d. to fetch a pot of beer. He asked what she would drink: She said, Any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door open or shut when they came to come in?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person171" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The door was left open; it is a lower room, and there are two doors to it.
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person172" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said to the man, Have you a mind to be concern'd with me. No, said the man, I don't want to be concern'd with any body, neither will I. She said what have you a mind to be obliged in.</p>
<p>Q. Did you understand him very well?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person173"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person173" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He said, Don't know vat you mean. Says she, What have you a mind to do? He said, I'll do nothing at all; I'll give you, continued he, a shilling a piece to pull off your cloaths. He gave her two shillings, but me nothing. She said that was all the same.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any more money in his pocket ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw no more then.</p>
<p>Q. Did you afterwards?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person175"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person175" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, I did not. He gave me 6 d. for a pot of beer, and Trueman's man,
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , went and fetched it: I gave him the six-pence, he brought me three pence back, and I gave it to the Dutchman.</p>
<p>Q. Were Hall and Post-Chaise in the room at the time?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person177"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person177" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . When they came in, Hall and Post-Chaise ran both out at the back-door, and staid in the entry, near the door; when I sent him for the beer the man had nothing to do with either of us.</p>
<p>Q. Was the pot of beer fetched before he gave her the two shillings, or after?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person178"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person178" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It was fetch'd before. When the Dutchman was going away Boswell came in, and push'd him out, and said, What do you want?</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you saw no more of the Dutchman's money than 2 s. 6 d.?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person179"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person179" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw no more.</p>
<p>Q. Have you a mother alive?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person180"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person180" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person180" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have.</p>
<p>Q. What was said after Boswell said to the Dutchman, What do you want ?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person181" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The man said, What is that to you what I want: then they both fell to fighting with sticks.</p>
<p>Q. Which began?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person182" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Boswell began, and asked him what he had to do there.
<persName id="t17560115-12-person183"> Jane Trueman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person183" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said, Go it, go it, cut his eye-strings.</p>
<p>Q. Who was it said to?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person184"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person184" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person184" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . That was said to Boswell: then Boswell stooped down and took a knife out. I thought he was going to pull his stockings up. I never saw Boswell in my life before.</p>
<p>Q. Was the fighting in the house or in the street?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person185"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person185" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . It happen'd in the street, after Boswell had shov'd the man out into the alley.</p>
<p>Q. What is the name of the alley?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person186"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person186" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I believe it is call'd Woolpack-alley.</p>
<p>Q. Who were there besides?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person187"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person187" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person187" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Will. Watts was there. There was a cap brought before my Lord-mayor afterterwards, which was Post-Chaise's cap.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150016"/>Q. What did Post-Chaise do at the time Boswell was cutting the man?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person188"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person188" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw nothing after the knife was pull'd out I went home directly.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Watts and Post-Chaise there ?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person189"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person189" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw them both in the alley at the time Boswell had his knife out.</p>
<p>Q. How many yards were they from the door when Boswell drew his knife out?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person190"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person190" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The alley is not above a yard and an half from the door.</p>
<p>Q. Was Boswell in the street or the room when he pull'd his knife out?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person191"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person191" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He was withinside the room, and the Dutchman on the outside of the door.</p>
<p>Q. How far was the Dutchman from the door?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person192"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He was about as far from it as it is from me to the wall. Pointing to a place in court about 2 or 3 yards distance.</p>
<p>Q. What were the first words that passed between Boswell and the man?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person193" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Boswell came in.
<persName id="t17560115-12-person194"> Jane Trueman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person194" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person194" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said to him, What do you want here: He said, I want to come in. Then he said to the Dutchman, What do you want here: The man said, What is that to you. Said Boswell, I'll let you know it is to me: and they fell to fighting.</p>
<p>Q. From the first time of the Dutchman's coming into the room, whether Trueman ever went out of the room?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person195"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person195" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No. she did not, as I saw, dureing the whole time, till the battle was over.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go out?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person196"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person196" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person196" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not go out to give Post-Chaise the 6 d. to fetch the pot of beer ?</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person197"> Ann Pretyman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person197" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person197" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, I gave it him at the door.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person198"> Mary Wooton
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person198" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person198" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner upwards of ten years.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>M. Wooton. I live in Water-lane, Fleet-street.</p>
<p>Q. What business are you?</p>
<p>M. Wooton. My husband is a carpenter.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character?</p>
<p>M. Wooton. He came of very honest parents, and they deal very largely in trade.</p>
<p>Q. But what is the prisoner's character ?</p>
<p>M. Wooton. That is all I have to say.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person199"> Robert Freeman
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Castle-street, at the lower end, of Rosemary-lane. I keep a bacon-shop, and sell for butchers.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Freeman. I have known him 22 years. I served my time in his family.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Freeman. I never knew him wrong or defraud any man of any thing; I know nothing of him but what is honest. I could trust him with untold gold. I have trusted him with money, and the care of my books. I believe I could lay my life for his honestly.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person200"> John Wright
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a butcher, and live in Aldgate high street, next door to the prisoner's mother. I have known him 20 years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Wright. I never knew any thing by him but honesty.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever had any dealings with him?</p>
<p>Wright. No.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person201"> Elizabeth Painter
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person201" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17560115-12-person201" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a washerwoman, and have lived in Aldgate high street 40 years. I have known the prisoner ever since he was born.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>E. Painter. I never knew any harm of him, but that he was a very honest industrious man.</p>
<persName id="t17560115-12-person202"> Owen Jones
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<interp inst="t17560115-12-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Harrow-Alley, am a victualler. I have known the prisoner going on six years.</p>
<p>Q. What is the sign you keep?</p>
<p>Jones. I keep the Still.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner's general character?</p>
<p>Jones. I never knew any thing amiss of him in my life.</p>
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<p>The jury declared they believed but very little of what Tindal had sworn; and not a word that Woolf-Trueman, and Pretyman had sworn: And desiring that the three last might be committed for perjury, they were committed accordingly.</p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560115-15-defend213 t17560115-15-deflabel80"/> at the time I lost the things mentioned in the indictment. When the shirts were missing I charged the prisoner. She denied taking them. I promised I would forgive her; then she confessed she took them; after that I missed the other things; she owned she took them, and said the coffee-pot was pawned at Mr. Brown's, on Snow-Hill, the sheets and blankets at the corner of Hosier-Lane, and the handkerchiefs at a pawnbroker's in Chick-Lane. She confessed the same before my Lord-mayor, and that she did it to pay her debts, being much in debt.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. I am pretty sure this is mine. I can't swear to the shirts. The prisoner told me they were mine.</p>
<p>Q. to Wilson. Where had you these things?</p>
<p>Wilson. I had them of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Did not my master lend me the things ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did not know that she had them till she told me so.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I wanted some money, and my master lent me these things because he would not give me money. (I wanted money to buy my child some things) My mistress was jealous, and he, to convince her there was no cause for it, prosecutes me.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is all false.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor did not appear.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-17-person231" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went with her there, and went into a house with her and call'd for a pint of beer; she ask'd for her partner, upon which two men who were there ask'd me what I did with her? they held me whilst she was making her escape; but I flung myself after and took hold of her, and kept her fast, and found the other the next day.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you know when your watch was taken ?</p>
<p>Palmer. Yes, she took it then.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any threatening words made use of?</p>
<p>Palmer. No.
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<p>Q. Are you a married man ?</p>
<p>Palmer. I am, but I have not lived with my wife for two years.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Palmer. I had been drinking a little cheruping cup, and they pick'd me up. I ask'd the way to the Old Bailey, they said they would shew me; they took me to a house; then I gave Cleverton a shilling to fetch some beer; she said the mistress of the house would not suffer beer to be brought in without sixpence for the use of the room. I was not concerned with either of them; they went to tye my hands, and got a handkerchief and struck me with it after they had pull'd down my breeches. I said, I did not like that.</p>
<p>Mr. Pewters. I attended at my Lord-Mayor's with Cleverton after she was committed. She said she would endeavour to find out the person that pawned the watch, if he would give her directions where she should send it to him.</p>
<p>Cleverton's defence. I met the prosecutor on Ludgate Hill, and carried him to the house of Mrs. Williams, a disorderly house in Stonecutters-Alley; he paid sixpence for the use of the room; he had no beer. He ask'd us if we had any rods ? We said no; and if he would have any he must pay sixpence for them. This other young woman had a handkerchief, which she tied a knot in; he said she was a fool, and did not know how to tye a knot to flog a person with; he took it and ty'd 2 more knot in it; and
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<p>Gray's defence. I met the prosecutor and Cleverton on Ludgate-Hill; he ask'd me to go with them. We went to Mrs. Williams's house, and he gave Cleverton the watch whilst I was flogging of him; and when I had obliged him, he said you bitch, where is my watch? I said, did not you give it the young woman to pawn. This man keeps a very disorderly house in Bishops Court, in the Old-Bailey.</p>
<p>For the Prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-17-person233" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I know the prosecutor's wife; she keeps a house that is call'd a disorderly house in Bishops Court, in the Old-Bailey. I have often seen him there.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was a wedding contracted about 4 years ago; a man read the ceremony to us about four o'clock one morning, but I have not lived with her these two years. I call there some times.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Q. How long had you been gone out?</p>
<p>Jenkins. Perhaps it might be half an hour. We advertised the goods with two guineas reward. The Saturday morning Mr. Welch the high constable call'd on me and said, I fancy we have got some of your goods; if you will come to Mr. Fielding's about ten o'clock, you may see them. We went there, and there we saw them. I knew them well, being mark'd with my own hand. There were four articles not found, that is, my coat and three other things.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner taken then?</p>
<p>Jenkins. No, he was not. Cain turn'd evidence, and declared the whole affair.</p>
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<p>Q. How far is the Bull and Gate sign from the prosecutor's door?</p>
<p>Cain. It is about 20 yards, distant; in the whole we got 5 coats, 1 waistcoat, 1 pair of breeches, 6 frocks, and a great coat. We carried them to Randolph Banks's mother's house, from thence to Black-Boy Alley, where we sold them; two of us went down Fleet-Street, and two down Holborn, and so met there.</p>
<p>Q. What did you sell them for?</p>
<p>Cain. We sold them for 55 s. The next day I heard there was two guineas reward advertised for the things; in a day or two after, Mr. Welch came with a file of musqueteers, and took me and West out of Black-Boy Alley, on suspicion of stealing them; and in about a fortnight after they took
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<interp inst="t17560115-18-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , they have both suffer'd for it; the prisoner has kept off ever since. Some of the goods they found in Black-Boy Alley, and as Mr. Welch was going homewards with them, I told him where they were taken from, and he sent for the prosecutor and told him of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give the same evidence on that trial as you have now?</p>
<p>Cain. I did.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did you know me at that time?</p>
<p>Cain. The prisoner was the first person that was the occasion of my leaving my friends. He served the bock to my father, who is a plaisterer. We went picking of pockets together.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150019"/>Q. From whence did you all set out the night you did this robbery ?</p>
<p>Cain. We set out from the Crown at the Seven Dials, with intent to take cloaths from this shop-door.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-18-person250" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never heard any thing against him before this, though I have known him these 14 years.</p>
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<p>See the trial of West and Pryer for the same fact. No 179 and 180, in Mr. alderman Janssen's mayoralty.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>John Cotteridge. I was coming along the Strand one day, and the prisoner overtook me in a poor shabby condition.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. I had seen him before.</p>
<p>Q. When was this ?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. It was about 6 weeks ago: he asked me to give him some drink. I asked him how he came in that shabby dress: he said his brother allow'd him but a trifle a week; and he had got a note that he had found, since his wife was dead, in a snuff-box, from one Hawkins, that lived in such a place, and he could not get the money. I said I knew the man, and if I can be of any service to you, to see the note paid, I will. He said he would bring the note to me, which he did, to my house, the Tuesday before Christmas-day. I bid him go to the Three Tuns, and said I would come to him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he shew you the note ?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. He did, and I gave it him again. I went to him and said, Now I will go to Mr. Hawkins. Said he, I will go along with you, and shew you his house. We went, he shewed me the house; then I went in, and he stay'd in the street. Mr. Hawkins was in his shop. I said, Mr. Hawkins here is a note fell into my hands, and I desire you would look upon it. He did, and say'd, This is not my hand writing, this is one Curry's writing, an attorney, that was in the Fleet. Said he, This note has been brought to me twice before, and I am sorry that you should be the messenger to bring it again. I have satisfied the original about a year and an half ago, and, if you will step up stairs, I will shew you my receipt of all demands for this note. I went up, and he shew'd me it, and also a copy of this note. He shew'd me the original note: I compared it, and found there was but one letter different. Then I began to tell him how this came about. He said there were some dealings between the prisoner's wife and he. I said, he tells me he found this note in a snuff-box. He said He is a rogue, But I should have told the court I asked the prisoner before, how this note was given, what valuable considerations he had for this note; because it is Value received: He told me he had sold his estate that lay at a place call'd Ramsey, in Hampshire, to Hawkins, and Hawkins gave him this note for it.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150020"/>Q. When did he tell you this?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. This he told me in the first conversation. I had with him in the street.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Hawkins give you any account how this note came to be given?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. Mr. Hawkins told me he purchased this thing on the 1st of May, 1754, and after it was all finish'd, the receipt was made, and he paid him his money. Then I said, How came this to pass, if you paid him all the purchase money in the year 1754 (which was on his receipt). What, did he write this himself, or Curry? Said he, Curry was a prisoner in the Fleet, and so was the prisoner; and Curry was going out once on a day rule, and Brinkworth desired him -</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner by when he and you had this conversation?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. No, he was not.</p>
<p>Court. Then you must not give an account of it. It is not proper evidence.</p>
<p>Cotteridge. After I came back from Mr. Hawkins's, the prisoner came to my house. I said, Are not you a villain to send me with a forg'd note? He said, It is the Tentical note that I had for the purchase money, and I'll swear to it. Then said I, You'll be hang'd for it; for I verily believe it is not Mr. Hawkins's hand writing; for I have compared the notes, and the writing is not alike: and another thing is, there is a receipt in hall which the prisoner denied, and swore he would have his money. I told him Hawkins will be here in a day or 2, and if you will call on me just after Christmas, Hawkins will be here, and I will see you both face to face, and I'll keep the note the while. Hawkins came. I believe it was the Sunday after Christmas day. The next day the prisoner met me in Stone-Cutter-Street, and said, D - n you, what do you mean, you are going to sell me. I said, Call on me to morrow, and I will go with you to Mr. Hawkins's house, and then you may take and burn the note, or do what you please with it; I'll see you face to face. I went: when I came there Mr. Hawkins desired me to walk out to the sign of the Golden-Lion. The prisoner soon came, and was sent to me there. I said, I am imformed they have got a warrant against you for that note; if it is a right note you need not be afraid; but, if it is a false one, you have cause to fear. He said he did not care a farthing for it; for it was the identical note he had of Hawkins. Presently the constable came in with a warrant, and he was taken before justice St. Lawrence. There he desired to see the receipt in full, which was produced, and the original note after that; he beg'd pardon, and said he was sorry.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you ever seen Mr. Hawkins write?</p>
<p>Harris. I saw him write daily.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon this note carefully. Do you take it to be Mr. Hawkins's hand? He took it in his hand.</p>
<p>Harris. I never saw him write this letter R in Henry in my life. I don't apprehend it is like his writing in any shape.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath do you or do you not take it to be his hand writing?</p>
<p>Harris. Upon my oath I do not think this is his hand writing.</p>
<p>Q. to Cotteridge. Is this the note you produced to Mr. Hawkins?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. I believe it is.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not make a mark on it, so as to know it again?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. No, I did not.</p>
<p>The original note produced in court.</p>
<p>Q. to Harris. Whose hand writing do you look upon this to be?</p>
<p>Harris. This I take to be Mr. Hawkins's hand writing.</p>
<p>The forged note read to this purport:</p>
<p>London, 14 Feb, 1750.</p>
<p>I promise to pay to Mr.
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<p>Hen Hawkins, Glass-grinder.</p>
<p>Warder-Court, Soho.</p>
<p>30 00.00</p>
<p>Ask for Mr. Chalkley.</p>
<p>Cotteridge. The prisoner acknowledged the original receipt to be his own hand writing.</p>
<p>Q. to Harris. Do you know any thing farther concerning this note?</p>
<p>Harris. On the 28th of Dec. in the afternoon, Mr. Hawkins desired me to take a walk along with him to Mr. Cotteridge's, to enquire after the prisoner at the bar. We went to a house in the neighbourhood for that purpose, and when the prisoner came, I told him I had got a warrant against him. We took him before justice St. Lawrence.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150021"/>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 Thursday the 15th, Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th, and Monday the 19th of JANUARY.</p>
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER II. PART II. for the YEAR 1756. Being the Second SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble SLINGSBY BETHELL, Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by J. ROBINSON, at the Golden-Lion, in Ludgate-Street. 1756.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence,]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>HE said he would swear to the note, and that it was Mr. Hawkins's hand writeing. The justice examined Mr. Hawkins, after which he call'd for the prisoner, and said, You villain, you are just come out of one trouble, and I must commit you again. He shewed him the original receipt, and said, Pray is not this your own hand writing? He owned it was, and seem'd a great deal concern'd; after which he pull'd Mr. Hawkins by the coat, and desired him to release him, when Mr. Hawkins told him it was not in his power.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I asked Mr. Hawkins to shew me the papers before the justice: Said he, I'll shew no papers, why had not you come to me before? I said I had been, and you promised to come to me at the White-Lion, but you never did. I never saw the receipt that he talks of to this day, neither would they shew it me.</p>
<p>Q. to Cotteridge. Have you ever seen the prisoner write ?</p>
<p>Cotteridge. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. to Harris. Did you ever see him write?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-24-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the Saturday, when the prisoner was before justice St. Lawrence, I heard Mr. Hawkins say he knew the forgery was not the prisoner's hand writing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner write?</p>
<p>Smith. No, I never did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-25-person284" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 11th of Dec. last I was with the prisoner in a lodging in George-alley, near the Fleet-market. She said they were her lodgings; but I found afterwards they were not. She took my watch from out of my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was the prisoner that took it?</p>
<p>Taylor. Because the watch was found upon her; and I took particular notice of her person, to know her again; and I had been in no body's company but her's when I lost it.</p>
<p>Q. Out of which pocket did she take it?</p>
<p>Taylor. She took it out of my waistcoat pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a watch was it?</p>
<p>Taylor. It was a silver watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where was she when you found your watch with her?</p>
<p>Taylor. In her lodgings in Black-boy-alley, where we took her.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sensible at the time you lost it that she was the person that took it?</p>
<p>Taylor. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. By what do you know ?</p>
<p>Taylor. Because when I went into her company I felt in my pocket to see if I had it, and I had it; but when I parted from her I missed it.</p>
<p>Q. How long after you parted with her was it that you missed it?</p>
<p>Taylor. I missed it just as I came out at the door, and then I thought she was behind me. I turned about, and asked the woman of the house if she knew where she was gone: the woman cry'd, and said, I hope you have not lost your watch. I said, I have. She said, Did not you see her whisper to me: I said, I did not observe it. She said, She whisper'd me, and said, He has got a watch, and asked me if she should take it, or not: I said, No, don't. I and my acquaintance followed her into Black-boy-alley.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175601150023"/>Q. Had you an acquaintance with you when you went into her company ?</p>
<p>Taylor. He went to see the man of the house, and was talking to him while I went out of doors with the prisoner to her lodging, as she call'd it. Then I went and told my friend of it, and he and I went to Black boy alley, where we went into a house, and asked for such a person.</p>
<p>Q. Did she direct you where to find her?</p>
<p>Taylor. No. We went up stairs, where we found the prisoner in bed with another woman. She got out of bed. I said, You have got my watch: She said, I know nothing of either you or your watch. I said, I know that you are the woman who took it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you search her ?</p>
<p>Taylor. We searched the bed, and found it conceal'd under the ticking of the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Taylor. I was. After the watch was found I left it with the constable; and she was carry'd to the watch house, and the next day before a magistrate, and was there charg'd with stealing it.</p>
<p>Q. What answer did she make to that ?</p>
<p>Taylor. She said I gave it her because I had no more money; but that was false: for I took it out of my fob, and put it into my waistcoat pocket, and did not know that she was sensible of my having a watch.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether you did not leave that watch with me for a crown?</p>
<p>Taylor. No, she was contented with what I gave her, which was what she asked.</p>
<p>Q. What was that?</p>
<p>Taylor. Only the change that I had out of a sixpence, when I paid for a pot of beer.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Taylor. I am an apprentice to Mr. Car, a watch-gilder, in Little Britain.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether, when I was in the publick house, he did not beckon me out, and say, he wanted to pawn his watch, and I said to him, No, don't go to pawn it?</p>
<p>Taylor. That is all false. She shew'd me the way to that house, at which I never was before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-25-person285" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable. About 1 o'clock on the Thursday morning, the 11th of December, the prosecutor's friend came to me to the watch-house, and told me an acquaintance of his had lost his watch. I said, Do you know where the person is that took it? He said he believed she was in Black-boy-alley. I went with him, and took assistance with me, to a house there. We found the prisoner and another woman in a bed together. I said to the prosecutor, Do you know whether either of these is her? He hesitated a little, and made them get up. As she was dressing herself, he said, This is the woman, meaning the prisoner. I asked her where the watch was: she said she knew nothing of it. When they were both got up, by our shaking the rugs about on which they lay, out tumbled the watch. The prosecutor said, If that is my watch my name Thomas Taylor is on it; which we found to be true. Produced in court, and deposed to. I carried her to the watch-house, and from thence to the counter.</p>
<p>Q. Did she confess any thing?</p>
<p>Harrow. She said he pledg'd the watch with her for some consideration.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was in a publick house where were this young man and his fellow apprentice. I had seen him several times in that house. He said, Betty, how do you do? I said, But indifferent. He said, Will you drink any porter ? I sat down, and drank part of two pots of porter with him; after that be beckoned me out to the door: when I came there I said, What do you want with me? He said, I want to go home with you, if you are agreeable: I said, I am if you are. Accordingly he went home with me. He had but one sixpence in the world when he was in the alehouse, and that he spent in two pots of porter. He said to the woman of the house where I lodge, My dear I have got no money, but I'll leave my watch in pledge with you for a crown. I said, What business have I in your company if you have got no money? He said. He would leave his watch. I asked the woman if I should take it. She said, Yes. Then he gave it into my hand. This was about 8 or 9 o'clock. About 12 o'clock he came and took me out of bed, and charged me with the robbery. There were three women in the house where I lay, for which reason I put the watch between the sacking and the tick of the bed. They startled me out of my sleep, and talk'd about a watch. I said, What watch? He said, The watch you rob'd me of. I said (before the constable ) he had left his watch with me for a crown.</p>
<p>Q. to constable. Did she say so when the prosecutor demanded the watch of her?</p>
<p>Constable. No, my lord, she denied to me that she knew any thing of the watch.</p>
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<p>Susannah East. The prisoner lived in Bury-street, in Feb. last.</p>
<p>Q. What was his business?</p>
<p>S. East. He followed the business of an embroiderer.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember Mr. Blanch ?</p>
<p>S. East. I do; he is an upholder. I was a journey woman to the prisoner, Mr. Blanch came to talk to my master after he was burnt out, about a bill that was due to Mr. Blanch from Mr. Thompson.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the month was it?</p>
<p>S. East. I can't say I remember the day of the month; it was after the fire at my master's house.</p>
<p>Q. What day was the fire at your master's house ?</p>
<p>S. East. That was on the 20th of Feb.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know it by to be after the fire?</p>
<p>S. East. Because I know it was about 2 days after my master had received his money of the insurers.</p>
<p>Q. What was the answer your master made to Mr. Blanch?</p>
<p>S. East. He said he would pay him on the morrow at 11 o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what day of the week they had this discourse ?</p>
<p>S. East. I believe it was on a Friday morning.</p>
<p>Q. Where did your master live at that time?</p>
<p>S. East. He lived in St. Martin's Street, at the house of Mr. Wychart: he went there from Mr. Davis's, his father-in-law.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you live then?</p>
<p>S. East. I liv'd in the house with him.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Blanch come on the morrow?</p>
<p>S. East. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Thompson see him?</p>
<p>S. East. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your master?</p>
<p>S. East. I don't know where he was: I heard he went out a little after 7 in the morning; but I was then, I believe, asleep in bed.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you continue there after this?</p>
<p>S. East. I only continued there 'till the Monday following; master did not return.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember going along with Mr. Lowden to the prisoner since he was in Newgate ?</p>
<p>S. East. Yes, I do.</p>
<p>A list of creditors and their several debts produced.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this list?</p>
<p>S. East. I know all the persons herein named, I and Mr. Lowden went to master with the list yesterday in Newgate.</p>
<p>Council. Here is Mr.
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<p>S. East. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Did your master deal with him ?</p>
<p>S. East. He did.</p>
<p>Council. Here is
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<p>S. East. I know him; master dealt with him.</p>
<p>Council. Here is
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<p>S. East. I know him; master dealt with him.</p>
<p>Council. Here is
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<p>S. East. I know him; master traded with him.</p>
<p>Council. Here is
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<p>S. East. I know him; master traded with him.</p>
<p>Council. Here is
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<p>S. East. Master said he did not know the man.</p>
<p>Council. Here is
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<p>S. East. He acknowledged all, except that of Mr. Kentish's, but said, he did not know the man. He acknowledged them to be debts due in April last, before he went away, which was on the 12th of April.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether or not she heard me mention any debt before I went away?</p>
<p>S. East. Yes, I did; I heard him mention Mr. Blanch's debt the Friday before he went away.</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Whether she heard all these particular debts before I went away?</p>
<p>S. East. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-26-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went with the evidence East, yesterday, to the prisoner in Newgate, and produced to him this List between 3 and 4 o'clock; he look'd into the particulars of it, and acknowledged every one of the debts, setting aside Mr. Kentish's, which is 8 l. 1 s.</p>
<p>Q. Did he own these debts to be due before the time he went away?</p>
<p>Lowden. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a creditor ?</p>
<p>Lowden. I am not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-26-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ever since last November was 12 months.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a creditor?</p>
<p>Fell. No, I am not: he was recommended to me by a gentleman of my acquaintance, to do business for me as an embroider.</p>
<p>Q. Did you employ him ?</p>
<p>Fell. I did; at about the latter end of that month, or the beginning of December, I gave him a coat and waistcoat to embroider, and it was done and brought home to my house; the last I know of him might be the Jan. or Feb. after that; he was paid his money, and I never employed him afterwards. I remember when I sent for him to do them, he came and undertook it, and left me a printed bill which expressed his name, what sign he lived at, the street, and trade of an embroiderer: to the best of my remembrance it was a copper-plate.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560115-26-person298" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I remember the prisoner lodging at my house.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a creditor?</p>
<p>A. Wychart. No, I am not: he went away one Saturday morning about 7 o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect the month?</p>
<p>A. Wychart. I can't, nor the day of the month.</p>
<p>Q. Was
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<p>A. Wychart. She was: she said till the Monday following, then she went away.</p>
<p>Q. Did he leave any word where he was gone?</p>
<p>A. Wychart. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he return?</p>
<p>A. Wychart. No, he returned to my house no more: I knew he was gone, but I wou'd take no notice.</p>
<p>Q. What family had he?</p>
<p>A. Wychart. His spouse,
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<p>Q. How long had he lodged at your house?</p>
<p>A. Wychart. He lodged at my house, I believe, 3 weeks.</p>
<p>Q. Did he follow any business ?</p>
<p>A. Wychart. He followed the business of an embroiderer during the time he was at my house.</p>
<p>Q. What is your husband's name ?</p>
<p>A. Wychart. His name is
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<interp inst="t17560115-26-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have the bond that was given to my lord chancellor, and the affidavit also. I saw the bond executed, and am a subscribing witness. He produced the bond and affidavit.</p>
<p>Mr. Geosirce. This affidavit (taking it in his hand) was ingross'd by my clerk; I went to these several people, and was present when they were all sworn.</p>
<p>The affidavit read to this purport:</p>
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<p>The bond read, signed with their names, &c.</p>
<p>Then the commission of bankruptcy under the great seal was produced and read in court, dated the 22d of April, in the 28th year of our lord the king.</p>
<p>Mr. Goostree. I was clerk to this commission. On the 22d of April last, the commissioners met for the first time, I was present.
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<interp inst="t17560115-26-person322" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , 3 of the commissioners named in it, severally took the oath appointed to be taken by the act of the 15th of his present majesty; and then produced a memorandum of it, with their three names to it, which was read.</p>
<p>Mr. Cheshire. I was the messenger to this commission of
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<p>Q. Were there duplicates taken ?</p>
<p>Cheshire. There were. I left one with Mr. Wychart in St. Martin's-street, by Leicester-fields, on the 24th of April last.</p>
<p>Q. Did the commissioners sign that which you left there?</p>
<p>Cheshire. They did. This is the duplicate of it.</p>
<p>The notice read to this purport:</p>
<p>April 22, 1755.</p>
<p>Whereas a commission of bankrupt issued forth under the great seal of Great Parish against you Alexander Thompson, of the parish of St. James, Westminster: and whereas the major part of the
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<p>The notice in the Gazette produced and read to this purport:</p>
<p>Whereas a commission of bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against
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<p>Mr. Cheshire. This was publish'd in the London Gazette, on Saturday the 26th of April last.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Wychart. Look upon this notice.</p>
<p>She takes it in her hand.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Wychart. I remember a copy of this notice being put upon the dining-room door. I had twice notice of it before it came.</p>
<p>Q. When was that delivered to you?</p>
<p>Mrs. Wychart. I can't tell the time, but it was deliver'd to me by this gentleman (pointing to Mr. Cheshire.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon the date of it.</p>
<p>Mrs. Wychart. It is dated the 24th of April.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Cheshire. Look and see which were the days appointed for the commissioners meeting.</p>
<p>Cheshire. The Days were the 2d and 9th of May, and the 10th of June following.</p>
<p>Q. Did the commissioners meet at Guildhall on all these days?</p>
<p>Cheshire. They did; I was present at the meetings.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Thompson surrender himself upon either of these days?</p>
<p>Cheshire. No, he did not; and the commissioners said till past 12 o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any excuse sent by him for his not appearing?</p>
<p>Cheshire. No, none at all.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Goostree. Had you any notice sent to you for enlarging the time?</p>
<p>Mr. Goostree. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Q. to Cheshire. Had you any petition for longer time?</p>
<p>Cheshire. If there had been any I should have noticed it, and inserted it in the Gazette.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was taken into custody and knew nothing of the statute of bankrupt being taken out against me; what effects I had I surrender'd up. I have been in the north of Scotland and had no knowledge of this notice. I have had nothing to subsist on, either victuals or drink. I was put into New-prison this day is a month, and there were strict orders given that I should not see or speak to any body while I was there. I had not liberty to set pen to paper.</p>
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<p>Q. What did the prisoner say for himself?</p>
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