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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175602250001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 25th, Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th of FEBRUARY,
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER III. for the YEAR 1756. Being the Third 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="175602250002"/>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; Sir THOMAS DENNISON, Knt. * Sir RICHARD ADAMS, Knt. + Mr. Justice BATHURST, || 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>108. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17560225-1-person30" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am not certain to the day I lost my calimanco, but I found 30 yards of half yard calimanco in the prisoner's room, in her box; she was my servant.</p>
<p>Q. What are you ?</p>
<p>Gray. I am a warehouse-keeper.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suspect her?</p>
<p>Gray. I had information she had taken away other goods, so in searching her box I found this piece, ( producing it) it is my property.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say upon your finding it?</p>
<p>Gray. She owned she had it in her box the night before I search'd for it.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she been your servant?</p>
<p>Gray. Betwixt 4 and 5 months.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it taken from?</p>
<p>Gray. From out of my warehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Gray. I live in Castle-court, Lawrence-lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-1-person31" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, Mr. Gray charged me with the prisoner, on suspicion of robbing his warehouse. I took her to the compter; the next day she desired to come to her master's house; I took her there, she opened the box and took out this piece of calimanco, and said it was her master's property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I saw this piece at the bottom of the stairs, I took it and put it in my box and intended to give it my master the next day, but forgot it.</p>
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<p>109. (M.)
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<p>Whitehaven, Nov. 28. 1755.</p>
<p>Twenty days after sight, please to pay to
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<p>10 00</p>
<p>Directed to Mr.
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<p>16 of Dec. 1755, Accepted
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<p>Henry Blake. The prisoner has an aunt lodges at my house.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Blake. I live at the corner of Duke's-court, Drury-lane; he came backwards and forwards to visit her some times, two or three times a day for near two months.</p>
<p>Q. When did he come first?</p>
<p>Blake. To the best of my knowledge he came first in September last; he behaved himself always very sober and civil.</p>
<p>Q. What business was he in?</p>
<p>Blake. I can't say he was in any business. He asked me if I could give him cash for a note; (I believe that was in December) and produced one of 10 l. accordingly I gave him 10 l. upon it, after which I found it to be a bad one.</p>
<p>Q. How did you find that out?</p>
<p>Blake. I had taken another note of him after that, which I had some reason to suspect being a bad one.</p>
<p>Q. Who was it accepted by?</p>
<p>Blake. By
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<p>Q. Had you seen
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<p>Blake. No, I had not. He produced the note.</p>
<p>Q. Has there been any alteration made in it since he gave it you.</p>
<p>Blake. No, there has not; only I paid it to a wholesale cheesemonger at Smithfield-bars, who put a figure on it when it became due, on the top of it.</p>
<p>It is read to this purport.</p>
<p>Whitehaven, 28 of Nov. 1755.</p>
<p>Twenty days after sight, please to pay to
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<p>10 00</p>
<p>To Mr.
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<p>16th of Dec. 1755. accepted per Benja. Titley.</p>
<p>Q. Did he frequently come to your house after this?</p>
<p>Blake. He did, and visited his aunt as usual. After I had went and enquired about another note I had taken of him, and found it a bad one, it was accepted by
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<interp inst="t17560225-2-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who denied it to be his accepting, then I went and took the prisoner up, being myself an officer, and also went and took up this note, and paid the 10 l. for it. I took the prisoner before justice Fielding, and he was committed.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the prisoner come from when he came to London?</p>
<p>Blake. He came from out of the country.</p>
<p>Q. Upon what occasion did he come out of the country?</p>
<p>Blake. I don't know upon what occasion.</p>
<p>Q. Did he attempt to make his escape, when he saw you come to take him up?</p>
<p>Blake. No, he did not; he was willing to go along with me.</p>
<p>Q. Was the note due at that time?</p>
<p>Blake. No; that was not due, the other was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-2-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Titley was sent for before justice Fielding, and I went along with him; he was shewn this bill here producer, and ask'd, by the justice, if it was his hand writing; that is the acceptance; he said it was not his acceptance.</p>
<p>Q. Did he read these words, (To Mr. Titley, merchant, Nicholas-lane, London.)</p>
<p>Blake. Yes, he did.</p>
<p>The prisoner was called upon to make his defence, but said, he had nothing to say.</p>
<p>C. for prisoner, to Mr. Blake. Do you know whether this bill is a true or a false one?</p>
<p>Blake. I do not know.</p>
<p>C. for prisoner. Do you know Thomas Downs of Whitehaven ?</p>
<p>Blake. No, I do not.</p>
<p>C. for prisoner. Did you ever enquire after him?</p>
<p>Blake. No, I did not.</p>
<p>C. for prisoner. Did you ever enquire after
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<p>Blake. No, I did not.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about 3 or 4 months, the time he has been in London; I never saw any irregularity in his behaviour.</p>
<p>Q. What business is he?</p>
<p>Fish. He informed me he was son to an attorney, and came here to be further'd in that business.</p>
<persName id="t17560225-2-person49"> Samuel Normington
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<interp inst="t17560225-2-person49" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17560225-2-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about 3 or 4 months.</p>
<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Normington. He is about 19 years of age; I never heard any ill of him.</p>
<p>Isabella Parkin. I am first cousin to the prisoner; he came to London some time in September last; his father is an attorney at Whitehaven in Cumberland, and he came to town to serve the remainder of his clerkship in Gray's-Inn.</p>
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<p>Manchester, 2 Dec. 1755.</p>
<p>Twenty days after sight please to pay unto
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<p>17 00</p>
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<p>Hen. Blake. The prisoner desired I would let him have 17 l. upon this bill, holding one in his hand; he said it was drawn by a very good person and accepted likewise. I paid him the money and took the bill.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Blake. This was some time in the beginning of Dec. last. I went with the bill to Mr. Ashbridge on the 23d of Dec. and he denied the acceptance to me.</p>
<p>The bill read to this purport,</p>
<p>Manchester, 2 Dec. 1755.</p>
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<p>17 00</p>
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<p>Dec. 7 accepted by R. Ashbridge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-2-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Blake came to me on the 23d of Dec. with a bill. I told him I knew nothing of it.</p>
<p>Court. You can't give evidence concerning the bill. Have you any body here that knows your hard writing?</p>
<p>Ashbridge. I have; his name is
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<persName id="t17560225-2-person60"> Henry Wade
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<interp inst="t17560225-2-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . (He takes the bill in his hand) This name R. Ashbridge is not Mr. Ashbridge's hand writing. I am sure it is not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you acquainted with his hand writing.</p>
<p>Wade. I am. I have been his tenant 12 years; here is a book of his receipts (producing a book)</p>
<p>The Court and the Jury look at the book and bill, and declare there is no comparison at all.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was master of the ship Ruby, lately arrived from Jamaica; the two prisoners at the bar were put into her as
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560225-3-defend64 t17560225-3-deflabel16"/>, and I believe they had the sole charge of her when she was put into the wet dock at Black-wall.</p>
<p>Q. When did she go into the dock?</p>
<p>Johnson. I don't know; I was discharg'd from the ship a little before she went into the dock: it is about two months ago.</p>
<p>Q. Was she delivered of her goods?</p>
<p>Johnson. She lay at Shadwell-dock when she was delivered of part, but there were above 40 puncheons of rum left on board when she went into the wet dock; and there was a chest of arms.</p>
<p>Q. Who were the owners of the ship?</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and others, I don't know their names?</p>
<p>Q. In what part of the ship was the rum and chest of arms.</p>
<p>Johnson. The rum was down in the hold, and the chest of arms in the steerage</p>
<p>Q. Were the arms lock'd up?</p>
<p>Johnson. I believe they were.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see them on board last?</p>
<p>Johnson. I saw them when I was discharged, and gave the mate orders to lock up the chest, and he told me afterwards he did.</p>
<p>Q. What arms were there on board?</p>
<p>Johnson. There were 12 muskets, 4 musketoons and 6 pistols, all in the same chest.</p>
<p>Q. Had they any marks to them?</p>
<p>Johnson. No, none as I took notice of. I left them in the ship at Shadwell-dock.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever on board the ship after she was in the wet dock?</p>
<p>Johnson. I was on board her 10 days ago, to see by over-hawling the things what was missing.</p>
<p>Q. What did you find missing?</p>
<p>Johnson. There were 4 muskets, one musketoon, and 5 pistols missing.</p>
<p>Q. Were the prisoners on board then?</p>
<p>Johnson. They were.</p>
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<p>Johnson. About 5 weeks as nigh as I can guess.</p>
<p>Q. Did you inform the prisoners at that time, of what you missed?</p>
<p>Johnson. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How came they to be taken up?</p>
<p>Johnson. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Capt. Campbell. I am one of the owners of the ship Ruby; on Sunday was fortnight I receiv'd a letter from Mr. Perry, a master builder at Blackwall, giving me an account of these things being missing from the vessel. I sent word to
<persName id="t17560225-3-person69"> John Sidney
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to go on board to see in what condition the arms were i n, and to come to me at the Jamaica coffee house; he came and inform'd me there were arms missing. Then I ordered him to meet me on the Wednesday after at Blackwall, which he did; then captain Johnson and I went on board; when we got upon deck we could not get the compainon open, there stood Login on board, I ask'd him what he did there? he said he was the king's officer, and said he would open it, which he did; we went down into the steerage, there was an empty cask stood on the arm chest, I bid him take it off, which he did; I opened the chest and bid captain Johnson take the arms out, which he did; there were 8 muskets, 1 pistol, 3 blunderbusses and eleven cutlasses.</p>
<p>Q. What were missing?</p>
<p>Campbell. There were wanting 4 muskets, one blunderbuss and 5 pistols, according to the inventory. I taxed Login with taking them, and ask'd what was become of them? presently Johnson came from out of the ship's hold; then I said to them, what a fine character have I got to lay before the commissioners of the excise of you for taking care of the ship; they said they knew nothing of the matter.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any others left in care of the ship besides the prisoners?</p>
<p>Campbell. No, there was no body else, the ship is laid up for a year; and on their desiring to be in the steerage, I gave them leave. Then we went to a publick-house in Poplar, and was told there were some arms there. The landlord told me Login had brought some arms there, and one McBean had carry'd them away; I think he said three musquets and some pistols. We took up McBean, he owned the same, and we found by his directions 2 musquets, 4 pistols, and a piece of canvas, and before the justice McBean confessed the stealing of rum. (Four musquets and five pistols produced in court.) I can't swear these are the same that were missing, they are such as I bought for the ship's use about six years ago; they were the property of me and the rest of the owners.</p>
<p>Q. What are the owners names?</p>
<p>Campbell. Myself; William Isaac Kopps; John Perry;
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<p>Q. to Johnson. Do you know either of these arms here produced?</p>
<p>Johnson. The pistol's are the very same that were on board the ship Ruby, I believe the musquets to be the same, but I'll not swear to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 9th of this instant February I received a letter from capt. Campbell, with another inclosed which he received from the master builder; he desired me to go to the ship to over-hawl the arms, to see what was missing. I went on the Tuesday morning and took capt. Johnson with me. We looked in the arm chest and found 8 musquets, 1 pistol, and 10 cutlasses. I went to the Jamaica coffee-house and told capt. Campbell what we found, he said then there were so many missing according to the inventory.</p>
<p>Q. Were the prisoners challenged with taking what were missing?</p>
<p>Sidney. They were, but they denied it, Then I found McBean in company with Johnson, he produced 4 pistols and some canvas; then he went with me before justice Berry and made his confession. I know nothing against the prisoners. I took charge of the ship at Shadwell-Dock, and carried her into the wet dock, at Blackwall.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. When a ship is in dock is it not customary for other people to come on board her ?</p>
<p>Sidney. They have no right to go under the deck, they pass and repass over her, as she lays by the side of others.</p>
<p>Q. Were there none on board the ship while she was in the dock to take care of her?</p>
<p>Sidney. About three days after she was in the dock I discharged a man by order of the owners; then there were none left but the prisoner, no body had any right but themselves to be there, and I had the keys of the hatches.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person74" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> at Porlar with 2 mosquets and 4 pistols; I then look'd after Mr. Turnhill's house for two or three days, while he was ill; Login desired me to carry the arms to London for him to my uncle's house in Ratcliff-Highway, and to sell them for him, and told me I should have some of the money. I told him I would not do it upon any account.</p>
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<p>McBean. He did after he brought them, that he had them from on board the ship he was on; he came to me on the 8th of this instant, and asked me if I had a gimblet, and bid me come on board after him. I went; he took an old key out of his pocket, and unlock'd the padlock, and gave me a dark lanthorn and a candle, and bid me go into the hold along with him, and said he'd give me some rum, for it would never be missed; he took the gimblet and bored, and draw'd off some rum from a puncheon. Then he went to a locker on the side of the ship, and brought a piece of canvas and cut it in two pieces, and gave it to his wife, and she carry'd it to Poplar; and he gave me about 3 yards of it, which is this piece here in court; the bit he had was as big again as mine.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity of rum did you take?</p>
<p>McBean. He gave me four flasks, and kept seven to himself, the flasks held about a quart each.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether Johnson had any rum?</p>
<p>McBean. I know he had three gallons at a publick-house at Poplar, but how he came by it I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. What became of that?</p>
<p>McBean. He told me he had sold it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether Johnson had any of the canvas?</p>
<p>McBean. Login told me Johnson had some, but I did not see him take any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Johnson when you was on board?</p>
<p>McBean. He was then at home.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>McBean. I live in Ratcliff-Highway, with my uncle.</p>
<p>Q. What is his business?</p>
<p>McBean. He is a grocer by trade.</p>
<p>Q. Are you of no business whatever?</p>
<p>McBean. No, nothing but of his business; I serve in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with the prisoners?</p>
<p>McBean. I never saw them before the ship came into the dock at Blackwall.</p>
<p>Q. How many times had you been on board that ship?</p>
<p>McBean. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. Was you 20 times?</p>
<p>McBean. I can't say, I believe not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen Login before he brought you the musquets?</p>
<p>McBean. Yes, I had two or three times; I had spoke to him several times.</p>
<p>Q. Where?</p>
<p>McBean, At a publick-house at Blackwall. When I went on board, Johnson and he were on board together.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you carry a bunch of keys on board?</p>
<p>McBean. I had keys in my pocket; but they belong'd to my uncle, they did not know that I had them about me.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it he brought you the musquets?</p>
<p>McBean. I can't say, but it was before he gave me the rum.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you know he was stealing the rum then?</p>
<p>McBean. I did know it.</p>
<p>Q. How came that qualm of conscience to go off?</p>
<p>McBean. He told me it would never he missed?</p>
<p>Q. How came this affair to come out, was not you apprehended with some things upon you?</p>
<p>McBean. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you never hinted on shore to them, that, as the militia was raising in London, you wish'd you had a gun for your uncle's service ?</p>
<p>McBean. No, my uncle had a gun.</p>
<p>Q. Did Login tell you what he wanted a gimblet for?</p>
<p>McBean. No, he did not, till such time as we went down into the hold.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body in the publick house at the time he brought the guns in?</p>
<p>McBean. He brought them in backwards in the evening, there might be some people in the foreroom.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say they were his own, or that he had stole them?</p>
<p>McBean. He told me they were his own.</p>
<p>Q. What is your uncle's name?</p>
<p>McBean. His name is McBean.</p>
<p>Q. How far does he live from the wet dock.</p>
<p>McBean. It is about two miles.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you seen Login before this time?</p>
<p>McBean. I had seen him at two publick houses.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be so greatly acquainted?</p>
<p>McBean. Because Login is a countryman of mine.</p>
<p>Q. What country?</p>
<p>McBean. Scotland.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been on board vessels in this wet dock before?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175602250007"/>McBean. I have on board Indiamen a great many times.</p>
<p>Q. How many times might you have been in this wet dock before you saw Login?</p>
<p>McBean. It is impossible for me to tell that; I believe more than ten times.</p>
<p>Council. Twenty times?</p>
<p>McBean. I can't tell.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been ten times a year?</p>
<p>McBean. No, sometimes I have not been above once a year.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not lodge at the Old Hob next the dock?</p>
<p>McBean. No. only my aunt and I had some words, and I went and staid there a week once.</p>
<p>Q. Who did Johnson say he sold the 3 gallons of rum to?</p>
<p>McBean. He said, to a man that kept the
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person77" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in Poplar; The two prisoners have both brought rum to my house; there was more rum in my house, but who brought it in I know not; there were also 4 pistols and some muskets. I know not who brought them, but the last evidence carried them away.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoners use your house?</p>
<p>Turnhill. They did; I once put McBean in my house while I went to London, and what was transacted in my absence I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the rum measur'd?</p>
<p>Turnhill. I did not; I have seen two flasks in the prisoners pockets.</p>
<p>Q. What did you pay them for the rum?</p>
<p>Turnhill. I paid them 5 s. 6 d. or 6 s.</p>
<p>Q. To whom did you pay it?</p>
<p>Turnhill. I paid it to McBean, it was he that let me have it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever buy any of the prisoners?</p>
<p>Turnhill. No, I never did, I have seen them bring rum to my house and put it down on the table.</p>
<p>Q. Did McBean deal in rum?</p>
<p>Turnhill. They came all three together, and I made some of the rum into punch and they drank it; McBean measured it.</p>
<p>Q. How much per gallon did you give him for it?</p>
<p>Turnhill. I did not make a bargain; McBean told me it would be of service to me; I am but a new publican.</p>
<p>Q. How much might the flasks hold?</p>
<p>Turnhill. I believe each held a gill over a quart; they told me I should pay after the rate of 8 s. per Gallon.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Turnhill. This was three weeks ago, I believe; they always behaved well when they came to my house.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what quantity they brought?</p>
<p>Turnhill. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Is there not an allowance on board a ship for a Customhouse officer?</p>
<p>Turnhill. I can't tell indeed.</p>
<p>Johnson's defence.</p>
<p>I brought rum to that man's house at different times, it was what I saved out of my allowance, and did not belong to the ship.</p>
<p>Login's defence.</p>
<p>This man, McBean, being a duffer, he used to go on board these ships; he is always lurking about that place.</p>
<p>Q. to Capt. Campbell. Is there any particular allowance to the Custom-house officers for rum?</p>
<p>Campbell. There is none at all, without we please to give it them.</p>
<p>To Johnson's Character.</p>
<persName id="t17560225-3-person78"> Henry Smith
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<p>- Child. I have known Johnson these 7 or 8 years, he always behaved well, and is an industrious honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17560225-3-person79"> Nicholas Comar
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him several years, he is a good officer, a sober honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17560225-3-person80"> Robert Jennings
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person80" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17560225-3-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live next door to Johnson, he is a very honest man.</p>
<p>For Login.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-3-person81" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17560225-3-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Login about a year, he is a very honest man, as far as ever I knew, he has done business in my family, and has been trusted in my house.</p>
<p>Eliz. Walding. Login lodged at my house, I have known him between 8 and 9 months, he is a very honest man and behaved very well.</p>
<p>Mrs. Carter. I have known him about 12 months, I never heard his character stained in my life.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. Did he receive them of you?</p>
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<p>Q. What were the goods?</p>
<persName id="t17560225-4-person89"> E Lee
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<interp inst="t17560225-4-person89" type="given" value="E"/>
<interp inst="t17560225-4-person89" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . They were a damask gown and a pair of stays.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do with them?</p>
<persName id="t17560225-4-person90"> E Lee
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<interp inst="t17560225-4-person90" type="given" value="E"/>
<interp inst="t17560225-4-person90" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . He said he would wait at the rummer till I came, and he did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to be married?</p>
<p>E. Lee. We went over the water and lay together all night, and after that he would not marry me.</p>
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<p>Lancelot Warton. I am a pastry-cook near Holbourn-Bridge. I have seen the prisoner very frequently picking pockets in our neighbourhood. I saw him take this out of the gentleman's pocket, and then ran down Field-Lane, we followed, and he was taken.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have people here to my character.</p>
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<p>Q. How long ago since he lodged in your house?</p>
<p>M. Bayland. It was some time before last Christmas. I take him to be an honest man.</p>
<p>Q. What business is he?</p>
<p>M. Bayland. He is a carpenter.</p>
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<p>Ann Hill. I knew the prisoner when he was but ten years of age; he is an honest man as far as ever I heard.</p>
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<p>A woman sold me the shoes for three shillings and eight-pence per pair.</p>
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<p>Q. What was said before Sir Samuel in the prisoner's hearing?</p>
<p>Brisake. Mr. Hall said he had them from Mr. Hambleton, and Mr. Hambleton's wife said she had them of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. What said the prisoner to that?</p>
<p>Bris ake. He said his wife gave them to him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Brisake. No, I never saw him before we were before Sir Samuel, neither can I conceive how he came at them.</p>
<p>Henry Hall. These curtains were brought to my house by a broker in Spitalfields, one Hambleton, to sell.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Hall. I keep a broker's-shop in Moorfields. When I came to look at these, I found they were not compleat (produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor. ) I was not minded to buy them; he told me they were the property of a man under misfortunes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you buy them of Hambleton?</p>
<p>Hall. No, I did not; but I lent some money to Hambleton to buy the other of them; happening to have a linen draper at my house, I shew'd him them, and ask'd him if he had any thing that would match them; he then told me they were the property of Mr. Brisake, and he had been with him to see if he could get more of the sort to match what was left. I went with him to Mr. Brisake's, and he swore to his curtains. I heard the prisoner say he carry'd them to Hambleton, and Hambleton said he had them of his wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-7-person115" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . These curtains my wife bought in my absence. I carry'd them to Mr. Hall, and ask'd him 26 shillings for them; he said he'd give me 18. I desired him to let me have a guinea (but we agreed for 18 shillings.) I had a warrant granted against me by Sir
<persName id="t17560225-7-person116"> Samuel Gower
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<interp inst="t17560225-7-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , but when he found I did not buy the curtains, he discharged me; as to the prisoner, he is a stranger to me.</p>
<persName id="t17560225-7-person117"> Mary Hambleton
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<interp inst="t17560225-7-person117" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . To the best of my knowledge I had these curtains from the prisoner at the bar; I deliver'd them to my husband, and said I had occasion for money, and he must go into Moorfields and sell them.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the justice?</p>
<p>M. Hambleton. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How do you get your living?</p>
<p>M. Hambleton. I pick pieces for the weavers.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>M. Hambleton. I had seen him before, but was never acquainted with him.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give for them?</p>
<p>M. Hambleton. I gave him 20 for them; he told me the remainder were pledged.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. What is the value of these curtains ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I really do not know.</p>
<p>Court. Your husband agreed to sell them for eighteen shillings.</p>
<p>M. Hambleton. That was by reason we wanted money.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after you bought them?</p>
<p>M. Hambleton. I don't justly know, it was about a week after.</p>
<p>Prisoner. These are not the curtains that I sold her; these are blue cheque, what I sold her was red cheque, which I sold to her for fourteen shillings. I have been acquainted with them five or six years.</p>
<p>Mary Key. I saw these curtains at Mrs. Hambleton's house.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought them there?</p>
<p>M. Key. That is the gentleman (pointing to the prisoner.)</p>
<p>Q. What did he sell them for ?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175602250010"/>M. Key. For twenty shillings, to Mrs. Hambleton. For the prisoner.</p>
<p>(A woman.) I lived six weeks servant with the prisoner; he always behaved well.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-7-person118" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560225-7-person118" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him a great many years; I know no harm of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-7-person119" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17560225-7-person119" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him between six and seven years; I never knew any ill of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-8-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was helper to me about 10 days. I am
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<p>Q. What was in that box?</p>
<p>Hanson. Three shirts, one silver stock buckle, three pair of worstead stockings, one stock, one hone. I found my goods in Aldersgate-Street, at the Black-Horse alehouse; being informed he had confessed they were there, by my fellow servant, after he had been taken up about five days.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear him confess any thing?</p>
<p>Hanson. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-8-person127" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a servant to Mr. Carter. When I heard the prisoner was taken up, I went to see what was the matter. On the 24th of January I ask'd him what he had done with the silver buckles he had taken out of the coachman's room; he told me he had pawn'd them for six shillings; I ask'd him what he had done with the box and other things? He said the hone was at a barber's opposite the Black Horse in Aldersgate-Street; he shew'd me one of the shirts on his back, and own'd the taking of the stockings. He said the box was at the Black Horse, and he had given two shirts out to be mended; he own'd he took three stocks, but would not tell what he had done with them; neither would he own the stock buckle. He told me that he opened the door with the pitch-fork.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-8-person128" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was one that help'd to take the prisoner. We took him to an alehouse in Princes-Street. I charged him with taking the goods mentioned; he owned to his having taken the buckles, and said he had pawned them for six shillings; one of the shirts and a pair of stockings he had on, and said they belong'd to the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I ask mercy of the court. I have nothing else to say.</p>
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<p>117. (M.)
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<p>Mary Darkin. The prisoner chaired at my master's house for two years; I live there. We missed a great many things, but do not charge the prisoner with all. About three months ago we found the things mentioned in the indictment at the pawnbroker's, who can give a farther account.</p>
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Birch. In Fox-Court, Gray's-Inn-Lane.</p>
<p>Q. to M. Darkin. Look at these things here produced.</p>
<p>M. Darkin. This shift is my property; the ruffles are the property of my master, I bought them.</p>
<persName id="t17560225-10-person142"> Ignatius Jourdan
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<interp inst="t17560225-10-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker and live in Bedford-Street; here is a shirt I took in on the 2d of August of one
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<p>Q. to M. Darking. Do you know that shirt?</p>
<p>M. Darkin. It is Mr. Martin's shirt; here is his name upon it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-10-person144" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . These ruffles I carried to pledge to Mr. Birch. I was sent by the prisoner with them; I then lived in the same house with her, in Gray's-Inn-Lane. She told me a woman had sent her with them to pledge, to make some money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-10-person145" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This shift the prisoner deliver'd to me about the 12th of August on a Monday morning, to pawn, which I did to Mr. Birch, for 4 s. she said it was to pay her rent; I then lodged with her, and she had then work'd about a week at Mr. Martin's house.</p>
<p>Prisoner. This is the first fact I ever was guilty of.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was going along the street. I met some men who sell oranges and lemons, they took me in at this house and called for a tankard of beer, we went away and that man came and laid hold of me, and I saw a young man pick up the handkerchiefs off the ground; he said I had stole them, and because the man struck him, he now swears it on me,</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I found them in the street.</p>
<p>Holding. I saw him take them down from the place where they hung.</p>
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I leave it to the mercy of the Court.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17560225-18-victim182 t17560225-18-viclabel93"/>: I returned about 10 and went up stairs and found he was gone; on the next day, being Sunday, I unlocked my trunk and missed a blue grey coat and a Saxon green waistcoat; I found that the lock had been forced off, and the nail taken out; then I suspected the prisoner and went in pursuit of him, and found him at the Rose and Crown in Charterhouse-lane on that Sunday about 11 o'clock; I had him secured in Newprison for that day, I went to him there and he confessed the fact, and said he had pawned the coat at Ann Pain's in Golden-lane, and the waistcoat was at the sign of the Fountain, a publick-house in the same lane; then I got a search warrant and and went to the pawnbroker; he brought me the coat down; I went to the Fountain and found the waistcoat there. Produced in court and deposed to.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-18-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Pain, in Golden-Lane. On Saturday last the prisoner brought this coat; I lent him 10 s. on it; on the Monday following I deliver'd it to the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-18-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my house, the Fountain in Golden-Lane, last Saturday night, he was in company with two or three people that knew him, who seeing the waistcoat I said it is not safe to carry it with you to night, so with great reluctance he did leave it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was reduced to poverty, which made me do this foolish action.</p>
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<persName id="t17560225-19-person193"> Mary Carrol
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person193" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) and desired me to come home, for my shop was rob'd by two men; when I came home I ask'd what like men they were; my wife told me one of them was a butcher in Clare Market, who had been at our shop before. I went and got a warrant, and pursued the prisoners; this was the same evening; I found them at Mr. Butler's, the King's Arms, in Horton-Street (I was informed they used that house) this was near about eight o'clock. I told them they were the men I wanted, for they had been in my shop, and I had lost a bundle of handkerchiefs, and that they must be the men that had taken them. I went to take the warrant out of my pocket, but found I had lost it. I desired them to stay there, and I staid along with them.
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. After you came there the first time and charged them with the robbery, did they attempt to run away?</p>
<p>Mason. They came to the door and said, would I stop them? I said I would. Sharp said he had a good mind to knock me down.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you gone for the warrant, and who did you leave in charge of the p risoners?</p>
<p>Mason. I was not gone long; I left no body in charge of them.</p>
<p>Q. Was Sharp brought back to the house, or did he come of his own accord?</p>
<p>Mason. He came of his own accord, as far as I know.</p>
<p>Q. Did not your wife and servant declare you had taken up the wrong people?</p>
<p>Mason. My wife swore to one of them; and said the other was in the same dress, only when he was in the shop, his hat was about his ears.</p>
<p>Isabella Mason. I am wife to the last witness. On the 28th of January I was standing in my shop, folding up some cloth; the prisoners came into my shop, pretending to buy cloth for a shirt; they ask'd to see a piece, there was some laying on the counter; they said that was too good, and desired me to lift up my hand and reach down another piece; I told them I thought it strange they should come to my shop, when they had been there about a week before and could not agree. Then one of them went to the end of the counter, where the handkerchiefs were standing; I saw them move, and they were gone; there were 3 dozen of them; the prisoners bought nothing of me.</p>
<p>Q. How far off was the other prisoner at that time?</p>
<p>I. Mason. As high as they could stand. I cried out immediately they were gone, they d - n'd me for a b - h, and said they had not got them</p>
<p>Q. Was there any body in the shop besides yourself and the prisoners?</p>
<p>I. Mason. Not a soul; they saw my husband go out. Then I call'd this
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person195" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to gong dure to the market to my husband, for I had been rob'd, upon which he came up.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the two men?</p>
<p>I. Mason. They ran away. I sent a man after them; when my husband came he went after the man, in pursuit of them.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing else taken besides these handkerchiefs at that time?</p>
<p>I. Mason. Nothing that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Which of the two prisoners took the handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>I. Mason. I saw them move between them, but I cannot tell who took them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get your handkerchiefs again?</p>
<p>I. Mason. No, I never saw them since.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was it nearer five, or nearer six when they came in?</p>
<p>I. Mason. It was about six or seven minute before six.</p>
<p>Q. You say they had been at your house a week before, how long have you known them?</p>
<p>I. Mason. I never saw them before that time.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know Sharp lived in Clare-Market?</p>
<p>I. Mason. My husband, knew that.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light when they were in your shop?</p>
<p>I. Mason. It was not light.</p>
<p>Q. When you came to the justice's, what did you say there?</p>
<p>I. Mason. I said I could not swear to Sharrat; but I took Sharp out from among them.</p>
<p>Q. When they were in custody that night did not you desire your husband to desist, and said you did not think they were the persons?</p>
<p>I. Mason. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did not they go at their own liberty after they were first taken into custody?</p>
<p>I. Mason. I don't know, my husband was with them, I was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . As I was coming down Vere-Street, Clare-Market, on the 28th of January, between the hours of five and six, I met Mr. Mason's maid, who told me her master had been robbed of a bundle of handkerchiefs. I ran and overtook Sharp in Sheer-Lane. I tap'd him upon the shoulder (not thinking he was guilty of the thing, for I knew him.) I told him Mr. Mason had been robbed, and ask'd if he saw two men run; he said he was sorry for it, and that no body ran that way, only he and his
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<p>Q. How long was it after you first went out after them, that you found them at Butler's?</p>
<p>Tomlinson. About two hours.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoners endeavour to conceal themselves?</p>
<p>Tomlinson. No, they did not.</p>
<p>Q. Were they searched?</p>
<p>Tomlinson. No, they were not.</p>
<persName id="t17560225-19-person197"> Mary Carrol
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person197" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge in Mr. Mason's house. I saw Sharp come into the shop, but did not see him take any thing away. Mrs. Mason called me down stairs, and said she had been rob'd; and I went and told her husband; I can say no further.</p>
<p>Sharp's defence. I was at Mr. Butler's all that afternoon till three quarters after five, when Sharrat and a young woman came to Butler's to me. I went with the young woman to the Horseshoe in Fleet-street, and from thence into Sheer-lane, where we bid one another good night. I turn'd about and said to Sharrat, I must go to St. Dunstan's church for my coat, which is at the taylor's. We ran about half way down Sheer-lane, when Tomlinson overtook me. He asked me if I saw two men run. I said, nobody but I and my friend before. I called him, and asked if he saw any body run; he said, he saw nobody. Then Tomlinson said Mason's shop had been rob'd, wishing us a good night, and we then went to St. Dunstan's church, I took the coat, and paid for it. After that, I went to Butler's again, and when I had been there about half an hour, the men came in, and the prosecutrix said we were the men who had rob'd her shop: I was not at the shop.</p>
<p>Sharrat's defence. I had been at work-all that day till five o'clock in the evening, at one Mr. Grace's, in Brook's market; at that time I went to Clare-market, and met the young woman Sharp has mentioned, who said she was looking for Sharp. I went with her to the King's-Arms, where Sharp was, and called him out, and we went to the Horseshoe, and from thence for his coat; we ran half way down Sheer-lane, when Tomlinson overtook us, and ask'd if we saw two men running. Sharp said, none but he and I. Then we went for the coat, and came back to the King's-Arms. I was not in the shop, nor don't know where it is.</p>
<p>Q. to I. Mason. Did you see Sharrat in your shop the day you lost the things ?</p>
<p>I. Mason. They were both in the shop that day, I assure your lordship.</p>
<p>For the prisoners.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Lewis. I am a bricklayer. I was at the publick house with them where they were taken, betwixt six and seven at night. The prosecutor's wife came in, and while she was inquiring Sharp went up to her, and asked if he was the man. She said, No. Then Sharrat said, Am I the man? No, said she, you are not the man, but you are very much like him.</p>
<p>Q. to I. Mason. Did you say he was not the man, but like him?</p>
<p>I. Mason. No, my Lord, I never said so.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the King's-Arms on a Wednesday evening, and saw the prisoners and prosecutrix. Sharp went up to her and said, Am I the man? She said, No Then Sharrat put the same question, to which she replied, no.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the King's-Arms. Sharp was at my house from two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Was he there till between five and six?</p>
<p>Butler. I can't be sure of that, being myself backwards and forwards. The prisoners were both there, when Mrs. Mason came to take them up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her say they were the people that rob'd her, or what did she say?</p>
<p>Butler. I was not there then.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at the King's-Arms when the prisoners were there, and Mrs. Mason came to apprehend them.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Shepherd. I am hostler there. I saw her look at Sharrat, and heard her say he was not the man, but very much like him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a taylor, and live near St. Dunstan's church, Fleet-street. On the 28th of January both the prisoners at the bar came to my house for a coat, betwixt six and seven at night.</p>
<p>John Hall. I am a butcher. I have known Sharp 12 or 14 years; he has a good character, I never heard any harm of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Sharp 12 years. I have had dealings with him; he always behaved honestly to me, and bears a good character.</p>
<p>Mrs. Weatheril. I have known Sharp about half a year; he lodged with me 17 weeks, and behaved very honestly and justly in my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Sharp lodged with me ever since Christmas. I never heard any harm of him.</p>
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<p>Q. What is your business ?</p>
<p>Grace. I am a glazier, and live in Brook's market; he behaved very honestly as far as I ever knew.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he work with you?</p>
<p>Grace. He was with me but two days; I had no more for him to do.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Sharrat ever since he wore a frock; I never heard any thing of him but that he was very honest, and was surprised to hear this 'thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Sharrat from a child, and never heard any complaint of him before this affair.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Sharrat these last two years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Swinington. That he was always very honest and sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-19-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Sharrat about 12 years. I have employed him, and always found him very honest.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-20-person214" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming home last Sunday was sev'n-night, about 12 o'clock at night, when I met with the prisoner in Holbourn; we went to a house of ill fame in
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<p>Q. Did you not sleep in the night?</p>
<p>Perry. I believe I did not sleep; I might be betwixt sleeping and waking.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you in bed?</p>
<p>Perry. About 3 hours.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Perry. I am an
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Chamberlayne. I live on
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<p>I was going by the door, and the gentleman accused me with taking a hat, but I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure that was your handkerchief which you saw in his hand?</p>
<p>Benson. I am as sure as a man can be to a handkerchief.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175602250016"/>Q. Was it light?</p>
<p>Benson. It was light enough to see it, and I felt his hand in my pocket. I saw no body so near me as he was. I don't know the woman.</p>
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<p>I was going along by the prosecutor, he catch'd hold of me, and said I had stoln his handkerchief; a boy ran directly from the side of me across the way. A woman pick'd up a handkerchief, and said don't accuse the man, I believe he is innocent, for I saw a boy run across the way.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>Mrs. Nichols. I have known the prisoner two years and a half. I never heard any ill character of him. I have lent him a guinea at a time, and he always paid me very honestly.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The gentleman charged me with stealing his handkerchief. I told him I never saw or touch'd it.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. How long has he left you ?</p>
<p>Rayner. About a year and a quarter.</p>
<p>Q Where has he work'd latterly ?</p>
<p>Rayner. He work'd for Mr. Rosliter, in Pudding-Lane; and a little time with Mr. Cooper and Mr. Hall. I would employ him again were he clear'd.</p>
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<p>Q. Where were these goods before you missed them ?</p>
<p>G. Gawson. She took the sheets off her own bed, and the handkerchiefs out of my drawer; and she own'd the same. The two-pawnbrokers that had the goods, and the constable that now has them, are not here; I have sent a person after the constable, and he can't be found.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I beg the court will be favourable.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor's wife deposed she lost the goods mentioned in the indictment, and that they were in the hands now of
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<p>Q. Did you ever find any of these things again?</p>
<p>Midleton. No, I never did. The prisoner was taken up, and charged with stripping the child; she utterly denied it.</p>
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<p>Q. to Midleton. Where does your child go to school?</p>
<p>Midleton. She goes to school in Edward-Street.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from your house?</p>
<p>Midleton. It is not a quarter of a mile.</p>
<p>Q. Do you send her without a servant with her?</p>
<p>Midleton. I do.</p>
<p>Q. to Winter. Where did you see her?</p>
<p>Winter. I saw her at the Royal-Oak, near Newmarket-Street, Wapping, just by Edward-Street.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Mr. Midleton's house?</p>
<p>Winter. About a quarter of a mile.</p>
<p>Q. Is it in the child's way home?</p>
<p>Winter. It is. The prisoner at the bar brought the child in, and call'd for a pint of beer, and then drank to me; I thought she had been some lady's servant in the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the child before?</p>
<p>Winter. I had seen the child before many times, but did not know who were its parents. The prisoner went out with the child, and I saw no more of her.</p>
<p>Q. How long did she stay there?</p>
<p>Winter. She staid a few minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did she go with the child?</p>
<p>Winter. I did not see which way she went.</p>
<p>Q. How was the child dress'd?</p>
<p>Winter. She had a black silk capuchin on.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-26-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner at the bar at the Royal-Oak that night, with the child in her hand. She drank to me also.</p>
<p>Q. How was the child dressed?</p>
<p>Clew. I did not take much notice of that; I believe she had a capuchin on. The next day we went to the child's mother's house; the child said we were in the house when the woman and she were there; the mother desired we would try to find her out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe which way the woman and child went?</p>
<p>Clew. No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. Is that the way to go to Mr. Midleton's house?</p>
<p>Bucknell. No, it is not. It is a thorough-fare, but to where I can't tell.</p>
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<p>I never saw the child in my life before I saw her before the justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-26-person260" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Wapping, just by King-Edward's stairs. On Wednesday the 11th of February, I sent my child,
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<p>Q. What had she about her neck?</p>
<p>S. Markby. She had a pair of gold beads, and a cypher locket set in silver; and a pair of gold wires in her ears. Between twelve and one came a gentlewoman and ask'd me if I had lost one of my children. I said I have sent one of an errand. She said she is in
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<p>Q. Did you ever find them again?</p>
<p>S. Markby. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to take up the prisoner?</p>
<p>S. Markby. I went to Mr. Harding's, at Stepney, the house where the child said she had been, and described the woman, as the child had done to me;
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<p>Q. How far is Stepney from your house?</p>
<p>S. Markby. It is better than a mile from it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-26-person262" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Mr. Harding's, at Spring-Gardens, Stepney. This child (pointing to it) came last Wednesday was fortnight to our house, along with the prisoner at the bar. The prisoner ask'd me if I had any new buns, and said, Sally will you have one? the child said yes. She had her gold necklace on, and her wires in her ears then.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this ?</p>
<p>A. Vesper. This was about eleven o'clock. Then she said, come, now we'll go and have a pint of ale; then she had a pint of two-penny; after which she went out at our gate, that goes towards the church-yard.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>A. Vesper. I had seen her several times at our house.</p>
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<persName id="t17560225-26-person265"> Susannah Craggs
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<interp inst="t17560225-26-person265" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I sent my child on the 1st of May (her name is
<persName id="t17560225-26-person266"> Esther Craggs
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<interp inst="t17560225-26-person266" type="given" value="Esther"/>
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<p>Q. Where does he live?</p>
<p>S. Craggs. He lives in Ratcliff-Highway.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>S. Craggs. I live in Falmouth-Street, Shadwell.</p>
<p>Q. How old is your child?</p>
<p>S. Craggs. She is ten years of age.</p>
<p>Q. What had she on when she went out ?</p>
<p>S. Craggs. She had a jacket, petticoat, and a scarlet cloth cloak on.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day did she go from you?</p>
<p>S. Craggs. About seven at night; but I did not see her till between nine and ten, when the neighbours brought her home. She then had not the cloak.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find it afterwards ?</p>
<p>S. Craggs. I found the prisoner at the bar, and she own'd she had the cloak, but had pawn'd it.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find her?</p>
<p>S. Craggs. In Norton-Falgate, where she lived. I went there by five o'clock in the morning and found her mother; I then ask'd for the prisoner, but she told me her daughter was not at home. I look'd about and saw her lying on the floor, and by the description my child had given me, there lay her hat and cloaths by her. I said young woman get up, and let me have the cloak you took from my child such a day, or I'll charge an officer with you. She got up, and told me my child gave it her, and she had pawn'd it. Her mother said, Madam, if you will not make a disturbance, you shall have the cloak. I insisted the prisoner should go with me to the pawnbroker's. She went with me to a pawnbroker in Bell-Yard, Whitechapel. She there told the pawnbroker's wife she brought it herself on Saturday morning, the cloak was produced there, and this is it ( holding one in her hand.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-26-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. I live at the place the prosecutrix mention'd. I can't say I ever saw the cloak before last night; nor I don't know that I ever saw the prisoner before; but I am not always in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your wife?</p>
<p>Clawson. She is at home; we could not both leave the shop together.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Barnardiston. He is not thirteen years of age.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I am but twelve years and four months old.</p>
<p>Barnardiston. It has given me a great deal of pain to prosecute him. I hope his tender years will meet with compassion.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-27-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Barnardiston, and am intrusted with the cash. On Saturday was sev'n-night my master gave me 30 guineas, to put amongst the rest of the cash. The next morning I went to the till, and found the bag and money gone. I had it in my hand but about a quarter of an hour before, to put some more gold into the bag.</p>
<p>Q. Was the till lock'd ?</p>
<p>Hows. It was. The boy being missing, we suspected him.</p>
<p>Q. Was the mare your master's?</p>
<p>Hows. No. We had an account he bought her on the road.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>S. Newman. I never saw her before as I know of. I asked her what she did there. She said there was nobody above stairs. I took hold of her, she struggled with me, and threw the gown down stairs. My eye was not off it, till a gentlewoman below, whose name is
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<p>Q. Where was the gown before?</p>
<p>S. Newman. It was hanging on a peg in my room, up three pair of stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Was the room door lock'd or open?</p>
<p>S. Newman. I can't be positive whether it was lock'd or not, but the key was in the door.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the gown. I was going up after one Ward a taylor, who had a waistcoat to mend for my husband.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Beale. I never heard she had a bad one.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you a silversmith?</p>
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<p>Q What was the prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. Had he been absent about your business that time ?</p>
<p>Cobb. No, but he absented himself very often from my business. He knock'd at the door, and my servant open'd it. He had fight of me, which caused him to retreat a little, saying he would return again. I stept to the door, and bid him come in. He did so, and went to go up stairs to bed. I went into my wife's chamber, to prepare something for her. He was coming down again. I told him he could not lie in the chamber he used to lie in, because I must lie there myself, and said I had something further to say to him, asking him what he had done with my tankard and plate. He said he would restore the tankard to me again, but the rest he had not, believing his mistress had pawn'd it. I desired him to go down with me to his mistress's chamber, and speak before her, which he did. I then charged him with having the money the plate was pawn'd for, and he did not deny it, but said he was to sell some houses at Bromley in Kent, and then he would redeem all the plate, and restore it to me. I told him I could not rely upon his promise, and asked him what security I should have in the mean time.</p>
<p>Q. Is he of age?</p>
<p>Cobb. He is 23 years of age. Accordingly he gave me a note for 63 guineas. I then desired him to take care to do as he had said, and all might be well. He said he would. I ask'd him who was to dispose of these houses. He said one Mr. Langford, under the piazza's in Covent-Garden, and that there was to be a week's notice in the Advertiser, and were to be put up at Bromley; but this I found to be all a fiction. He continued with me till the Tuesday following, being Jan. 20. I call'd upon the pawnbroker where my wife said the plate was, and saw some of it. I return'd, and had occasion to go into the yard; when the prisoner took the opportunity to go off again. Then I went up into my wife's chamber, and told her I had seen the plate at the pawnbroker's, but there wa s not all, and ask'd her where the rest was; she said she believed Natt. had taken away the tankard. I asked her where were the castors; she said she believed he had taken them without her knowledge, if they were not there. I heard no more of the prisoner till the 4th of February, when I had an order from justice Fielding to come to him. I went there, and there was the prisoner taken up on suspicion of robing on the highway, at Turnham-Green, with a brace of pistols upon him; the prisoner then acknowledged he had the tankard and castors, and pawn'd them with one Mr. Fryer, in Wych-Street; upon which the justice sent for him. He came, and brought the tankard and castors; and he and I were bound over to prosecute.</p>
<p>Q. Does not the note for 63 guineas include the tankard and castors?</p>
<p>Cobb. No, my Lord. I knew nothing of the castors when I took the note; neither do I remember that the value of the tankard was included in the note; there was plate to the amount of fourscore pounds missing.</p>
<p>Q. What were the contents of the note ?</p>
<p>Cobb. It was a promissory note to pay me 63 guineas, for value received, in so many days.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did he acknowledge he had taken the tankard and castors?</p>
<p>Cobb. He said it was by my wife's consent he took the tankard, the castors he did not mention.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proccedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175602250021"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON, And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 25th, Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th of FEBRUARY,</p>
<p>In the Twenty-ninth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER III. PART II. for the YEAR 1756. Being the Third 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="175602250022"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
<p>Q. HOW came the sum to be fixed at 63 guineas?</p>
<p>Cobb. Because I did not apprehend all the plate to be gone. He told me he would give me a note for a hundred pounds if I pleas'd, but I fix'd it under the value.</p>
<p>Q. Did it appear that he had received any particular sum?</p>
<p>Cobb. The sum was not particular.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take the sum of 63 guineas to be pretty near equivalent to your loss in plate?</p>
<p>Cobb. No, my lord, I lost a great deal more; I would not touch the life of the delinquent, but he has wrong'd me in the tenderest point I can mention.</p>
<p>Q. Has he paid the note since?</p>
<p>Cobb. No, he has not.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got the plate again?</p>
<p>Cobb. No, I have not.</p>
<p>Q. How much is the plate pawned for?</p>
<p>Cobb. I don't know how much.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found out where the rest of the plate is?</p>
<p>Cobb. I have; my wife said she carried it, and he receiv'd the money, and he own'd he received it of her; she died the 29th of January last.</p>
<p>Q. Is he related to you?</p>
<p>Cobb. He is not.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Fryer. I have known him 3 years, he has brought plate before, and a watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know he was an apprentice?</p>
<p>Fryer. No, I did not: He appeared as a gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know where he lived?</p>
<p>Fryer. No, I did not; I know his father kept the Crown, at Seven-oaks in Kent; I believe he has brought a watch forty times to me, and taken it out again.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Cobb. Look at the tankard and castors, do you know them?</p>
<p>Cobb. It is marked with my name, it is my property; the castors are mark'd the same, they are mine also.</p>
<p>Q. to Fryer. In whose name did the prisoner pawn them?</p>
<p>Fryer. In his own name.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Where is the rest of the plate pawn'd?</p>
<p>Cobb. They are pawned in Wheeler-street; there was a gold laced hat, my property, pawn'd in the prisoner's name, but that is not here. I have lost above 500 l. by the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>As the prosecutor's wife had the keeping the key of the room where the plate used to be, the prisoner could not take it without her privity or consent.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you hear him say any thing about it?</p>
<p>S. Johnson. He owned to 4 handkerchiefs and 3 shillings, and said another man had the other 5 handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Q. Was there another man along with him when he rob'd you?</p>
<p>S. Johnson. Yes there was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17560225-31-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? he said yes; I said here is one wants to speak to you. I took him to Johnson, who charged him with the fact; he denied it, but upon the woman's coming in he owned he had four handkerchiefs and said the other man had the others. He said he was concerned with the other man in it.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any promise made him before he confessed ?</p>
<p>Carter. He promised he'd be favourable, both before and after, if he got his goods again.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
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<p>John Wetherall. The prisoner is my son; the prosecutor took ten shillings of
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<interp inst="t17560225-31-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's sister aad the handkerchiefs again; that Brent is the waggoner; there were four handkerchiefs, three of which my son had and I returned, and spent a shilling; and he said, upon the word of a man, he'd bring no indictment against him.</p>
<p>Q. Was all this said before the woman?</p>
<p>Wetherall. It was; and I told her my son said she went with Brent into the field, and in what manner the handkerchiefs were taken.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Johnson. I did not take a halfpenny of any one; a woman and the prisoner's mother brought me my handkerchiefs. This man came into the alehouse, I believe he did spend some money, but I never heard-before now, that my wife had gone into the field with a man; I did promise, if I knew how to save my bond I would not prosecute; I am sure, for I saw her, she did not go into the field with any body.</p>
<p>Q. to Eliz. Johnson. Was you out of the highway with any body that evening when you missed the handkerchiefs?</p>
<p>E. Johnson. I was not.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know it was she that took them?</p>
<p>E. Emmerton. When she was there, they all were there; but when she was gone, they were gone. I had the cloak in my hand about a quarter of an Hour before she went away. I saw her go out, but did not suspect her.</p>
<p>Q. What did she go out about?</p>
<p>E. Emmerton. She went out to sell some sprats; but did not return till my husband brought her. As my husband was going out to get some people to be witness to what she said, then she said she would not speak before any body, and snap'd her fingers at him, and said if she was to go out of the nation, she would go with the cloak about her shoulders. I ask'd her where she had pawn'd the other things? she said in Bishopsgate-street; I ask'd her where? she said she supposed I would charge a constable with her; and so she would not let me know where they were pawn'd. She gave me my apron, and said it is your apron, take it.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did not you lend me the apron to go out with, as mine was very dirty?</p>
<p>E. Emmerton. Upon my oath she never ask'd me to lend it her; if she had ask'd me, I should have lent it her, either that or the cloak; but I did not lend her any of the things.</p>
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<p>I was at Billinsgate; they came to me, and ask'd me if I would come and live with them for a bit of victuals and drink; or whether they should let me have a little money to go to work with; he let me have a little money; then I bought some sprats, and went out with them, but did not come home that night; he came to me and swore that I had rob'd him of those things. I put the apron round my shoulders to keep the rain off; he said if you have not taken the things, you shall come and live with me again. When he was going along he put his hand to my throat and beat me sadly, and after he had hauled me about, he carried me before the justice.</p>
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