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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175612080001"/>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 8th, Thursday the 9th, and Friday the 10th of DECEMBER,
<p>In the Thirtieth Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER I. for the YEAR 1757. Being the First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble MARSHE DICKINSON, Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by J.ROBINSON, at the Golden-Lion, in Ludgate-Street, 1756.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence,]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175612080002"/>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 MARSHE DICKINSON, Esq; Lord-Mayor of the City of London; 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>
<p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>1. (L.)
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<p>Q. Have you a partner?</p>
<p>Ward. I have; his name is
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<p>Q. How many bushels were in that sack?</p>
<p>King. Four bushels.</p>
<p>Q. Did you trust him with all the five sacks?</p>
<p>King. Yes, I did.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am subject to have falling fits. I had one just before I carried up this salt, so that I did not know what I had done with it.</p>
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<p>2.
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<p>3. (M.)
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<p>James Bickley. I was coming to the brewhouse on Sunday the 14th of November, about a quarter after eleven o'clock at night, and I saw a light in one of the store cellars I thought the man could not be at work at that time of night. I went near, and saw the prisoner put his head out, and set out a glass bottle, and go back again. He came again with more, and also some pipe staves. Then I went to acquaint the next witness
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<p>Q. Whose brewhouse is it?</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was servant to Mr. Coaker; I had been at work, and knowing this cellar was open, I went down to get a little beer.</p>
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<p>4. (M.)
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<p>Elizabeth Burgess. I live at
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<p>Q. Did you ever find them again?</p>
<p>E. Burgess. By inquiring about I found the ring at a pawnbroker's. The book was brought to me by a person that told me it was found in a vault where the prisoner lodg'd at Knightsbridge.</p>
<p>(The ring produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix )</p>
<p>Q. Did you charge the prisoner with taking them?</p>
<p>E. Burgess. I did, and then she said she did take them.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the ring before you lost it?</p>
<p>E. Burgess. It was put into my tea chest, she own'd she took it from thence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-4-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . (He looks on the ring.) The prisoner pledg'd this ring with me on the 26th of October last.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lend her upon it?</p>
<p>Leen. I lent her 8 s. upon it.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Leen. I live at Hide-Park Corner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-4-person52"> John Nevel
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<interp inst="t17561208-4-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The woman that found the prayer book in the vault, brought it to the prosecutrix. I being an officer, was sent for, when I took up the prisoner at the bar, and she confess'd she threw it into the vault, and also upon being charg'd with taking the gold ring, she confess'd she took it out of the tea chest; this she also confessed before the Justice.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to this woman's house in the morning, and said I was going farther; she desir'd I'd call as I came back, which I did; she desir'd I'd sit down. I staid there till near noon, drinking with her all the time, when I said I'd have a dish of tea; she insisted upon my staying till her husband came home, she was jealous of me and her husband, and wanted to make things up. I spent the value of a crown on her, and she offer'd to lend me this ring to pawn: as to the book, she said I might have that; since this she has said, she would be revenged of me on account of her husband.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-4-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about eleven years; I never heard any thing of her but what was very honest. She has neglected letting her friends know the case, or she would have had many friends here.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>5. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-5-defend55 t17561208-5-deflabel23"/> to Mr. Godde, his majesty's sadler. I was coming on horseback over
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<p>Q. Had you a perfect view of his face?</p>
<p>Dyer. I had. It was a very clear afternoon, as bright as most days in that season of the year. When he came almost opposite me he stop'd. He had a great coat on, that almost cover'd all his other apparel, out of which he pull'd a pistol. He held it up to the side of my head and said, Sir, your money. I gave him what little matter I had, which was about twenty pence; I know it was under two shillings. He palm'd the money in his hand, and said, Sir, this is not all, or to that purpose. I told him it was. Said he it is very little; Then I thought he seem'd inclined to let me go,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175612080004"/> or to return it me again. After some time he said, Sir, your watch. I told him I had none. Then he called his maker to witness, and said I had, that he saw it, and if I would not deliver it he'd blow my brains out, and put the pistol up to my head. I said then you shall have it, and gave it him. Then we parted. He went towards Belsont, and I towards Hounslow. I saw him for some time at a distance from me, as he rode along.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him again?</p>
<p>Dyer. I saw him after that in the New-gaol, Surry, about three weeks after. I knew him immediately.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go there to see him?</p>
<p>Dyer. Justice Clark had advertised a person taken with a watch, &c. so I went to the justice and he sent me to the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any hint given you which was the person when you came there?</p>
<p>Dyer. No, none at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you charge him there?</p>
<p>Dyer. I said nothing to him at all. He had my watch upon him when taken, which I swore to.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I own I am guilty of the fact. I am a young fellow, and leave it to the mercy of the court.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-5-person59"> John Ware
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<interp inst="t17561208-5-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had been at Wimbleton with a periwig. Coming home, about forty yards on the other side Wandsworth I met a gentleman. He bid me take care of myself, for there was a footpad on the road.</p>
<p>Court. You are not now to give an account of another robbery, did you see the prisoner secured?</p>
<p>Ware. I did, and took this watch out of his pocket.</p>
<p>(Producing one.)</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Look on it, do you know it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is the very watch that the prisoner took from me on Hounslow Heath.</p>
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<p>6. (M.)
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<p>7 (M.)
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<p>Joseph Mastern.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-7-victim67 t17561208-7-viclabel35"/>. I did not miss the silver mug, but remember I had seen it in my house about three hours before the pawnbroker's man brought it in, and ask'd me if I had lost a mug. I at first said I had not, till he convinced me of it.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Mastern. This was some time in November, I don't justly know the day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Mastern. No, I did not. She was an intire-stranger to me.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in your house any time that day?</p>
<p>Mastern. There was a person much like her, which came in at that time; but I can't swear the prisoner is the same person.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-7-person68"> David Spires
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<interp inst="t17561208-7-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This pint mug (producing one) was brought to me to pledge, on or about the 25th of November, by a woman.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner, do you know her?</p>
<p>Spires. I do not; I never saw that woman before, and can't say this is she. I stop'd it, and the woman, and charged a constable with her.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the justice with that woman?</p>
<p>Spires. I was; but it was in the dusk of the evening, and I can't swear this is the person.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the constable?</p>
<p>Spires. He is not here.</p>
<p>[As neither of the evidences could identify the prisoner at the bar, she was
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<p>8. (M.)
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<p>Mungo Barnes. I live in Great Peter-Street, Westminster. I lost my hat out of my shop. The prisoner was suspected, and charged with taking it. He confessed he left his own hat backwards, and carried mine out, and went and pawn'd it for half a crown.</p>
<p>Mr. Wilkins. The prisoner brought a hat to pawn to me on the 19th of November, and I lent him half a crown upon it. Since that two men came, and told me the prisoner was in the Savoy for desertion, and he had sent them to my house for some goods which he had pawned. They mentioned two shirts, a handkerchief and a hat. They took out the shirt and handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Wilkins. This was on the 23d. After that Mungo Barnes's wife came, and demanded the hat, and said it was her son's hat, and that the prisoner
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-8-person72" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went to demand the hat. He shew'd it me, but not having the money I left it, and said I'd come again for it the next day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the hat?</p>
<p>R. Barnes. I did; it was the same hat my husband had lost. The next day I went for it, but he would not shew it me.</p>
<p>Q. to Wilkins. Was the hat you shew'd the prosecutor's wife the same which the prisoner pledged with you?</p>
<p>Wilkins. It was the same.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-8-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I confined the prisoner in the Savoy as a deserter, and he confessed to me the hat was pawn'd to this Wilkin s. I went there with Mrs. Barnes, and after some difficulty Wilkins's wife did shew it to us. I would not let her take it out, but gave the pawnbroker particular orders not to deliver the hat to any body till we came again the next day. Then I intended to take it with a search warrant, without paying for it. We went with a search warrant. Said Wilkins, have you brought the money. Said the constable, I have something as good as money, and shew'd him the warrant. He gave the constable a punch on the breast, and knock'd him backwards, and in the mean while he ran in, and I suppose concealed the hat, for that was not to be found, although he had ask'd for the money just before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to Mungo Barnes's to be taken measure of for a pair of shoes, and they desired me to help them to remove some goods; they got fuddled, and got me to go and pawn the hat for them, and after that they said they would give me half a crown to fetch it out again. I was taken up for desertion or I had fetch'd it again. I never sent any person for the hat at all.</p>
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<p>9. (M.)
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<p>George Pratt. I lost a silver quart mug on the 30th of September about ten at night; but I was very ill at the time on the bed, so can't say any thing to the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Pratt. I live in
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<p>Q. What was the value of it?</p>
<p>Pratt. It was worth about six pounds.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard any thing of it since?</p>
<p>Pratt. No, I have not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-9-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 30th of September last three men came into my house, when one wanted to go backwards, and I shew'd him the way. The other two went into a room and called for a tankard of beer. The other man staying backwards so long I went to see what he was at. He was looking into my window, and seemingly doing up his breeches. I found every thing safe in my kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner either of these three men?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. He was one of the two that called for the tankard of beer, which they had drawn in a silver quart mug.</p>
<p>Q. What time did they come in?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. I believe it was between eight and nine at night. The other came in, and sat in the same box along with them, and call'd for a pint of beer. He drank as if he did not belong to them. He paid me for it, and went out, and in about ten minutes came in again, and sat in the same place where he had before. He called for another pint of beer, and desired I'd put it into their tankard. I said it would not hold it. I put some in, and left the other in the pint pot. I was call'd to go into the cellar to tap a butt of beer, and they all three went away together.</p>
<p>Q. About what time was this?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. This was about ten o'clock. In going out in haste one of them left this hat ( producing a man's hat) I stumbled over it as it lay in the passage between the two doors. I immediately saw I had lost my tankard, and went to the door to see, but they were gone off.</p>
<p>Q. How came the prisoner to be taken up?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. There was an advertisement in the paper of a man's being taken up, and any person that had lost a silver tankard might apply to justice Fielding; upon which I went (that was on the 4th of this instant) and there I saw the prisoner. He ask'd me if I knew him.</p>
<p>Q. What was your answer?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. I said, why do you ask? do you know me?</p>
<p>Q. How long was you out of the room when you went to tap the vessel ?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. I was not gone ten minutes before they and the mug were gone. I had a mistrust of them before I went down, by hearing them say as I passed by them, ''If we an't him to-night we'll have him another night;'' from which I imagined
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<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was this man ever at your house before?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. No, never to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Did they pay their reckoning?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. No, they did not.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner in irons when you saw him at justice Fielding's?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. Yes, he was.</p>
<p>Q. Was he pointed out to you as a person suspected ?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. No, he was not.</p>
<p>Q. Of your own knowledge did you know him?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. Of my own knowledge I knew his face and person.</p>
<p>Q. Did you point him out?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. He pointed me out, for he asked me the first question.</p>
<p>Q. What was your answer?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. I asked him again if he knew me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not declare that you did not know him?</p>
<p>M. Pratt. No, I did not.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-9-person79" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor. This is one of the gentlemen (looking upon the prisoner) that was in one of our boxes drinking out of the silver mug that was lost that night.</p>
<p>Court. Be careful, look at him again, and consider.</p>
<p>C. Mowet. I am sure he is one of the three. They had two tankards and a pint of beer. I was in the room almost every moment.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a mug was it?</p>
<p>C. Mowet. It was a quart silver mug.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them go away?</p>
<p>C. Mowet. No, that was all the time I was out of the room, being with my mistress helping to tap a butt of beer. We made what haste we could. She said, she was afraid something would be lost, as my master was ill a bed.</p>
<p>Q. How was the prisoner dress that night?</p>
<p>C. Mowet. He had a blue futcout coat on.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time did they come into the house?</p>
<p>C. Mowet. I don't exactly know the time. It was after candles were lighted.</p>
<p>Q. Was you at justice Fielding's?</p>
<p>C. Mowet. I was, and knew him at first sight.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say so then?</p>
<p>C. Mowet. I said I never saw him but that one time before; but was sure he was one of the three men.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say to that?</p>
<p>C. Mowet. He bid me look at him two or three times.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was in the prosecutor's house in my life. I was taken on board a ship which I belong to, and brought here in irons on suspicion of stealing of tankards. My irons made me remarkable to be known. The justice told me if it cost him a thousand pounds he'd have my life. He ordered every person (as they came in) into his back room, and told them I was the man, and he would open to them a great scene of villainy. He told me I should certainly be hanged, unless I discovered my accomplices.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-9-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Monday the 4th of October about eight at night a man well dressed, with a silver scollop'd laced hat on, came into my house, look'd in at the kitchen door, and saw a great deal of company. He turn'd about to another room, and call'd for a light.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Young.
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<p>Q. Did you ever see your tankard again?</p>
<p>Young. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen it last?</p>
<p>Young. I had seen it about five minutes before that man came into my house. I can't swear the prisoner is the man. I went to justice Fielding's, and had the man described by those that saw him, and had him and the tankard advertised.</p>
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<persName id="t17561208-9-person83"> Dorothea Young
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<interp inst="t17561208-9-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor. I think it was the prisoner that came into our house the 4th of October about eight at night.</p>
<p>Q. Can you speak with certainty, or can you not?</p>
<p>D. Young. I really believe the prisoner to be the person. He called for a light, a tankard of beer, and pen, ink and paper, and went into a little room by himself. There was no way of making an
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<p>Q. to prosecutor. What is the value of the tankard ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It cost me nine pounds five shillings.</p>
<p>Q. to D. Young. How did you find the window?</p>
<p>D. Young. The sash was quite thrown up, when he was sitting in the room a writing the sash was down.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in the room when he was ?</p>
<p>D. Young. I was, when he had wrote two lines and a half on the paper.</p>
<p>Q. How long before he quitted the room?</p>
<p>D. Young. I had seen him and the tankard not three minutes before he was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-9-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor, I delivered a tankard of beer to the prisoner, it was a silver one, about eight o'clock on the 4th of Oct. at night.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain as to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Saul. I am, I know him very well; I saw him at Justice Fielding's since, and knew him at the first sight.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner come in?</p>
<p>Saul. No, he was sitting in the parlour when I saw him first, he went in there of himself; I went to him, and ask'd him what he'd please to have; he said, My lad get me a tankard of beer, or porter, I can't say which. I carry'd it to him, then he said, My lad, get me a pen, ink and sheet of paper. I carried them to him; then he said, If one Williamson should come to ask for one Williams, shew him in here. I went and left word at the bar with my mistress immediately; after that I went in to snuff the candle, he was sitting writing, and a little time after that came a young woman for a pint of beer, and change for a shilling. I went to the bar, and desir'd my mistress to get the change ready against I came up with the beer; immediately as I came to the door the young woman said, Joe, what is the matter, there is a man come out at the window. I saw the window open, and candle burning. I ran out into the street to see if I could catch him, but could see nothing of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the sash was down that night?</p>
<p>Saul. Yes, I know it was, and the shutters put to, but not bolted within side.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the tankard last?</p>
<p>Saul. The tankard was standing by him when I went in to snuff the candle.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you say the first time you saw me at Justice Fielding's you did not know me?</p>
<p>Saul. No, I did not; as soon as I saw his face I told Mr. Fielding that was the man, for I knew his face.</p>
<p>Eliz. Hewit. I went for a pint of beer to the prosecutor's house on the 4th of Oct. at night; while I was standing at the door, I saw the parlour window open, and a man came out at it; he came to me, and ask'd me if I saw any body knock at that window. I said no. He went back, seemingly to get in again, but instead of that he ran directly away into the street.</p>
<p>Q. If he had been minded to have got in again, was it easy for him so to do?</p>
<p>Eliz. Hewit. Yes, very easy.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>None of these people ever saw me before they saw me at Justice Fielding's; even that Saul said he could not positively swear to me. I never was in the house in my life. Justice Fielding call'd them all into a private place, and when they came out, then they said to the best of their knowledge I was the man.</p>
<p>Saul. I was positive to the prisoner before the Justice had spoke a word to me.</p>
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<p>Mr. Edlington. The prisoner at the bar served us in the capacity of a
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<p>Q. Who are your partners?</p>
<p>Edlington. Wooley and Hopkins.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain as to the goods?</p>
<p>Edlington. I am, they were of our own manufacturing.</p>
<p>
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<p>Edlington. On the 4th of November.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-10-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sent for about the begining of November last to Mr. Wooley's in Cheapside; there was a search warrant given to me, and I was order'd to break a box open, which they said belong'd to the prisoner; I broke it open, and found in it these stockings ( producing 25 pair ) a pair of muffatees and a piece for breeches. After that I went and took the prisoner, and carried him before my Lord-mayor, and he was committed.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say for himself ?</p>
<p>Compton. He said he was very sorry, and if his master would forgive him, he'd never do the like again; it was the first time he ever did so.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The box lying in that house, some body might have a spite against me, and put them in; I never put such things in.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Townsend. My master Mr. Butler wanting a footman, the prisoner came to offer himself as such. I lik'd the appearance of the lad very well, and hired him for a footman (all but his character.) I went to Mr. Wooley's house for his character; one of the partners in the shop gave me a very good one of him. I asked the man in the shop if he thought him an honest man, who replied he was. I hired him, and he lived with us from the 26th of May to the 12th of Nov following, during which time he justly fulfill'd his trust. I have twice sent him out to change bank notes, one a 20 l. and the other a 30 l. he brought the change to me; once I sent him with our plate to the silversmith to have it weigh'd, when the plate act commenced; he brought it safe. During the time he lived with us, we don't know we lost the value of a halfpenny in any thing. He behav'd very well. Part of the time he was with us we were in the country at my lord Arran's, where was a great quantity of plate; we lost nothing there.</p>
<p>John Hall. I was with the prisoner at my lord Arran's in the country, where was great quantity of liquor; he behav'd with a great deal of sobriety and order. I do not remember I ever heard him swear an oath, he gain'd the esteem of every person for a sober diligent servant, I believe no body, during that time, either heard him swear or saw him in liquor.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>11. (L.)
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<p>John Burch. As I was going along
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-11-off56 t17561208-11-crimeloc58"/>, with a little girl in my hand, I felt a hand in my pocket; knowing it worth but little, I let it go, and two or three minutes after that Mr. Sherlock follow'd me with the prisoner and the handkerchief, and said he saw him take it from me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-11-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 13th of Sept. last, Betwixt 8 and 9 o'clock, I was standing at the corner of Philpot-lane, making water: going on I saw the prosecutor and prisoner before me. I saw the prisoner make a motion at the prosecutor's pocket, and draw out his handkerchief, and drop it behind him; there was a man which followed him, whom I took to be his accomplice; he seeing me come up at that instant, cross'd the way, and made off with some precipitation. I took up the handkerchief, and followed the prisoner and prosecutor about 40 yards, and then laid hold on the prisoner's collar. I tap'd the prosecutor on the shoulder, and ask'd him if he had lost any thing; he felt in his pocket, and said he had lost his handkerchief. I shew'd him this; he said it was his handkerchief, so he charg'd the constable with him.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<p>12. (L.)
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<p>John
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<interp inst="t17561208-12-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 30th of Oct. last, between 1 and 2 o'clock, I was at
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was near that man, I pick'd the handkerchief from off the ground.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>13. (L.)
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<p>Dagg More. I was going along
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-13-off67 t17561208-13-crimeloc69"/>, and had just roll'd my handkerchief up and put it into the bottom of my pocket; the prisoner came and pick'd it out of my
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<p>Q. Did he own he took it?</p>
<p>More. No, he did not; but he said going along if I'd let him go he'd never do so any more.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. By what do you know your handkerchief?</p>
<p>More. Here are the two initial letters to my name on it,
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<p>Q. Did you feel him take it?</p>
<p>More. I perceived his hand in my pocket, and my handkerchief go.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I pick'd up a handkerchief in Fleet-street, and coming by this gentleman he laid hold on me, and said I had picked his pocket, but I never touch'd his pocket.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-13-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about a year.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Price. He has a very honest character.</p>
<p>Q. What is his business?</p>
<p>Price. He is in the watch way.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-13-person105"> John Gregory
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<interp inst="t17561208-13-person105" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-13-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in High Holbourn, I have known him a year and half; all the time I knew him he behav'd as an honest sober young man. He is a watch gilder by trade.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-13-person106"> Ann Hayward
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<interp inst="t17561208-13-person106" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-13-person106" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him ever since he was born, I never knew any harm of him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-13-person107"> Mary Seybourn
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<interp inst="t17561208-13-person107" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-13-person107" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him from a child; I always took him to be an honest lad.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-13-person108"> Charles Wright
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<interp inst="t17561208-13-person108" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-13-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a cordwainer. I have known him from a child; I never heard any thing of him but that of an honest lad before this.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-13-person109"> Michael Hebirt
<interp inst="t17561208-13-person109" type="surname" value="Hebirt"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-13-person109" type="given" value="Michael"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-13-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an enameller. I employ'd the prisoner to learn my business, and I have trusted him with every thing in my house.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Hebirt. It is very good.</p>
<p>Mrs. Welch. I keep the Bull and Butcher in Smithfield, I never heard any thing amiss of him before this.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-13-person110"> Mary Whay
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<interp inst="t17561208-13-person110" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-13-person110" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a market woman, I have known him from a child; he is a very honest child as far as I know.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>14. 15. (M.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17561208-14-person117"> Robert Mairis
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<interp inst="t17561208-14-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 25th of Oct. the two prisoners came to my shop, and Parker desir'd I'd measure him for a pair of shoes. I measur'd his foot, and after they were gone I missed two odd shoes, made of callimanco; about an hour after that I was sent for to Justice Welch, where were the two prisoners and the two odd shoes (I have the fellows to cach to produce.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-14-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, ( he produced two shoes.)</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Look at these shoes.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They are my property, there is my name on each of them.</p>
<p>Gibons. Parker brought these shoes to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come alone ?</p>
<p>Gibons. I did not know that any body was with him then, but afterwards I found there was. I asked him how long the shoes had been made, he said about a fortnight. I said they were not made so long; he would have laid me a guinea on it, and that one
<persName id="t17561208-14-person119"> John Edwards
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<interp inst="t17561208-14-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> made them; he went out to fetch him, as he pretended. I followed him, and heard him say to Simpson, Damnation to the shoes, they are stopt; then we thought proper to take them. My father took Simpson, and I pursued Parker, who took a run round, and I seized him as he came very near my door.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Simpson when Parker went out to him?</p>
<p>Gibons. He was walking backwards and forwards, within about 3 or 4 yards of my door in the alley.</p>
<p>Gibons the Elder. Parker brought these shoes to me. I asked him how he came by them, he said they were given to him by a countryman to pawn. I desir'd he'd be so good as to fetch him; he went out of the shop, my son looked after him, and said there is another man join'd him; I went out, and they parted. Parker went down Little Queen-street, and Simpson cross'd the way; I went over to Simpson and asked him if he knew that gentleman, he said what gentleman, I said that gentleman that was with you; he made a stop for some time, and said a man spoke to me and ask'd me to go and drink a glass of wine. I ask'd Simpson if he'd go to our house and look at the gentleman; to see if he knew him; he said yes. I said if you know him to be an honest man, you'll give him a character; he came with me, my son had taken Parker, and I ask'd Simpson if he knew him;
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Parker asked me to go into this shoemaker's shop to bespeak a pair of shoes, after that he told me he had something to pledge, and said he had some money to pay to a person in Newgate-street. There was an execution against him. He bid me stay without till he came, which I did.</p>
<p>
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<p>16. (M.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17561208-15-person124"> John Murphy
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-15-victim123 t17561208-15-viclabel80"/>, the prisoner was in distress; we let her lie in our room out of pity, and she lay there from Tuesday till Saturday, in which time she took a gold ring and 7 s. in money out of our room.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Murphy. Because they were found in her custody.</p>
<p>Q. From whence did you lose them ?</p>
<p>Murphy. They were taken from out of a little box in the window; the governor of the workhouse of St. George's parish caused her to be taken up.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body else lie in that room?</p>
<p>Murphy. No one but I and my wife, and a little child of about eleven years of age. I swore to the ring before the justice.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-15-person125"> John Lewis
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<interp inst="t17561208-15-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sent for after the prisoner was apprehended, being one of the beadles of the parish; I took charge of her, and asked her some questions about the ring and money; she took out a ring from her pocket, and gave it to me, and said she had spent part of the money.</p>
<p>Q. Did she own she had taken the ring and money?</p>
<p>Lewis. Yes, she did. (The ring produced.)</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Look at this ring?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. This is the same ring I lost, it is my property.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<p>
<persName id="t17561208-16-person129"> Elias Pugh
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<interp inst="t17561208-16-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 3d of last month my wife call'd me down stairs. There was the prisoner in the shop. She told me he had robbed her of a watch and ran away. I charged him with it, and he partly owned it.</p>
<p>Q. In what words did he partly own it?</p>
<p>Pugh. He said he'd go any where to serve his majesty, by land or sea, if I'd release him. I asked him his name. He equivocated with regard to that. First he said it was Ilford, and then Shepherd. I took him before the justice. The justice ask'd him if Ilford was his real or his travelling name; but a person came in, and said his name was Shepherd.</p>
<p>Q. Is your wife here?</p>
<p>Pugh. No, she is not. She is very ill.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his taking the watch, of your own knowledge?</p>
<p>Pugh. No, I know nothing of that, but by information of my wife.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner present when your wife gave you this account?</p>
<p>Pugh. He was.</p>
<p>Q. Then you may tell the court what your wife said in the presence of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Pugh. She said he came in, and asked if she had any watches to sell. She told him she had some that would come pretty cheap. She seeing him look like a countryman, shew'd him a large one. He said, that is too big. Then she shew'd him a less one, and in coming to the head of the staircase, and calling to me, Are you coming down he laid his hand on this watch ( producing one ) [This is my property ] and ran away with it, and she skream'd out, and call'd stop thief, upon which he came back. She met him, and he gave her the watch, and wanted to go away, but a person laid hold on him, and brought him into the shop, where I found him on my coming down stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Was your wife before the justice?</p>
<p>Pugh. She was.</p>
<p>Q. Did she mention the same there in the presence of the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Pugh. She did.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-16-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going by Mr. Pugh's shop, and saw the prisoner in it about a quarter of an hour after eight in the morning. Coming back again I heard the gentlewoman say, Are you coming down? I passed by the door, and in about half a minute's time she cry'd thief, stop thief. The prisoner went about ten paces from the door, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175612080011"/> came back with the watch in his hand, and said, Madam, I was not going to run away with it. She said, you villain, what did you take the watch from off the counter for, when I was gone out of the shop ? I laid hold on his collar, and held him. He wanted to get away.</p>
<p>Mr. Lesley. I am a constable. I was charged with the prisoner at the bar, and took him before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the evidence Mrs. Pugh gave there?</p>
<p>Lesley. I did.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say for himself?</p>
<p>Lesley. He could not deny it, and beg'd he might go on board a man of war.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had no design to run away with the watch. I saw a man that I knew very well in the street, and I thought he might know a watch much better than I, so I ran out to call him, and left the watch case on the counter.</p>
<p>Q to Betsworth. Was it in but one case when you saw it in the prisoner's hand, in the street?</p>
<p>Betsworth. I can't tell whether it was or not.</p>
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<p>18. (M)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-17-off88 t17561208-17-cd89"/> ++</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-17-person134"> John Adkinson
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<interp inst="t17561208-17-person134" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-17-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost a coat and a pair of buckskin brecches out of the house of
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<interp inst="t17561208-17-person135" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-17-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; but I know nothing of the taking them. The prisoner and I both lodged in that house. I had not lock'd my room door when I went out, the time I lost them. I advertised them, and heard of them again by Mr Doleman.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-17-person136"> William Doleman
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<interp inst="t17561208-17-person136" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-17-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a sale-shop. The prisoner came, and offer'd this coat to sale to me. I observed it was worth much more than she ask'd me for it; so I said, I'd see the person that own'd it. She led me about to many places: First to Charterhouse Square, and then into Oxford Market. There she gave me the drop. After that I saw her, and laid hold on her, and she was known, and so I came by the knowledge of the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>There was one
<persName id="t17561208-17-person137"> Mary Piper
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<interp inst="t17561208-17-person137" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-17-person137" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> lived in a room over against the prosecutor, in the same house. She desired I'd go and pawn these things, so I went and pawn'd them, and brought the money to her. Then she desired I'd go and fetch the coat out, and sell it for her. She had got a black eye, that she could not go; so I went to this gentleman's, and he stop'd me.</p>
<p>Q. to Doleman. Did the prisoner say how she came by these things?</p>
<p>Doleman. She said she took them.</p>
<p>Q. Did she talk any thing about having them of one
<persName id="t17561208-17-person138"> Mary Piper
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<p>Doleman. No, she did not; but when she came before the justice she said one Mrs. Piper gave them to her, but not to pawn.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<persName id="t17561208-18-person142"> James Wilson
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<interp inst="t17561208-18-person142" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-18-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-18-off92 t17561208-18-crimeloc95"/>. The prisoner had used my house about a fortnight or three weeks, and seldom missed coming every night. He came on the 7th of November, being Sunday evening, and called for a pint of beer; I drew it in a silver mug. He drank it in the publick room, and walked out. I had no suspicion of him, not seeing him go out. Soon after he was gone I missed the mug.</p>
<p>Q. Did he drink alone, or in company?</p>
<p>Wilson. He had no company with him. He sat alone at a table.</p>
<p>Q. How long after he was gone might you miss the mug?</p>
<p>Wilson. It might be ten minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Did he pay for his beer that night?</p>
<p>Wilson. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had he always used to pay?</p>
<p>Wilson. Yes, always. I made inquiry after him, and took him on the 12th, being the Friday following. After that he confessed he had taken it, and where he had sold it, and would make me satisfaction.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he confess this?</p>
<p>Wilson. This was to me, at the Swan tavern, in the Strand. He owned also he had crased my name from the bottom of it. There was my name there, and where I lived.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the prisoner come to your house that night?</p>
<p>Wilson. I believe he might come in between five and six.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175612080012"/>Q. Were there company in the same room?</p>
<p>Wilson. There were. He called for the beer before he went into the room, and then went in.</p>
<p>Q. What number of people might there be in the room?</p>
<p>Wilson. There might be half a score or a dozen.</p>
<p>Q. Did any sit near him?</p>
<p>Wilson. No, none sat at the place he did. There was one sat opposite to him.</p>
<p>Q. How near to him?</p>
<p>Wilson. It might be two yards distance.</p>
<p>Q. In the time he used your house did you observe any thing in regard to his mind, or did you think he was something odd in his behaviour?</p>
<p>Wilson. I did think he behaved oddly sometimes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think it was owing to liquor?</p>
<p>Wilson. I can't pretend to say it was. Sometimes I thought it was, and sometimes not.</p>
<p>Q. How would he behave, as you call oddly?</p>
<p>Wilson. I observed he'd be very odd in contradicting people, or so.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he at all other times pay you punctually for your liquor?</p>
<p>Wilson. Always.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-18-person143"> Thomas Plumber
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<interp inst="t17561208-18-person143" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-18-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sitting in the publick room opposite the prisoner, and saw him go out with the mug in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Plumber. It was on a Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. Did he hide it as he carried it out?</p>
<p>Plumber. No, he did not. I thought he was going to leave it at the bar, being a gentleman-like man.</p>
<p>Q. Could you see the bar from the common room you were drinking in?</p>
<p>Plumber. No. In a little time Mr. Wilson missed the mug, and came to inquire after it in the publick room.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did he offer at all to hide it?</p>
<p>Plumber. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. How long after you saw him take the mug was it that Mr. Wilson came in, and said he had lost it ?</p>
<p>Plumber. It was within a quarter of an hour, I dare say.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Plumber. I never saw him before to my knowledge, or since, till now.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-18-person144"> John Hastings
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<interp inst="t17561208-18-person144" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-18-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a silver-smith, and live at Charing-Cross. I bought three pieces of plate of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever buy a silver pint mug of him?</p>
<p>Hastings. I did. (Producing one.)</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Look at this mug, do you know it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my property, and which I lost at that time.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-18-person145"> George Murry
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<interp inst="t17561208-18-person145" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-18-person145" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was by when the prisoner own'd he took the mug, and erased out the prosecutor's name, which was on the bottom of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I must own myself guilty of the fact, and I beg the court to be as favourable to me as possible.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-18-person146"> Thomas Harris
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<interp inst="t17561208-18-person146" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-18-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about 21 or 22 years. I never knew him guilty of any thing of this sort, far from it. When I first knew him I looked upon him to be one of the first rank in the country; a man of good reputation, and character. But latterly I have had transactions with him, and have really thought he was not of sound mind, from a great many actions of his that I could mention.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Harris. I am an apothecary.</p>
<p>Q. Give the court some instances wherein you have thought he was not of sound mind.</p>
<p>Harris. When I have came to talk with him he has sometimes threatened to destroy himself, declaring he was tired of life. I have argued with him on the head of self-murder. He would say he was tired of the world, and he should really be glad if he could be convicted for any capital offence, so as to be taken out of the world. When there has been any thing taken out against him, and he has been informed of it, to keep out of the way, he has immediately gone to the person that has taken it out, that he might be taken. He was formerly bred to a trade, and after that he lived on his estate, in a very genteel manner.</p>
<p>Mr. Reeves. I am very well acquainted with the family of this gentleman. I have had occasion to go to see him in prison, and have sometimes thought him not quite in his right mind.</p>
<p>Q. Did you think it was owing to liquor ?</p>
<p>Reeves. No, he has had no liquor at all those days, as I have been informed. Several times his discourse seem'd to be such.</p>
<p>
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<p>Reeves. There were people in the gaol said, they did not believe him right in his mind.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she say she took the things?</p>
<p>Crowson. She said she had got the things, but did not say she took them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>One
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<p>Q. Did they demand any thing of you when they struck you?</p>
<p>E. Jones. No, they did not.</p>
<p>Q. How far was it from the place you was thus used, that you saw Elizabeth Davis at an oyster basket afterwards ?</p>
<p>E. Jones. It might be about five yards.</p>
<p>Q. How long after you was robbed was it, that you had her taken up?</p>
<p>E. Jones. It was not above five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever met with your hat again?</p>
<p>E. Jones. No, I have not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-20-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the officer. I was going to serve a warrant in Church-Street, and met the prosecutrix and Lynch together. She told me she had been rob'd of her hat, and a cuff of her gown, and told me where. We turned back, and saw this Davis, and another girl, with a basket of oysters. She said Davis was one that had robbed her. I took hold on her, and the other made off directly. I took her to the watch-house. She was very stubborn, and threaten'd she would stab the woman if she was sent to gaol. I said there were three or four more with her, and if she would tell who took the hat it might be the better for her. She told us of two more, and we took them up by her direction; but when they came the prosecutrix cleared them. Then Davis said she took the hat, and tossed it to Harding; so Harding was taken up.</p>
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<p>Harding's Defence.</p>
<p>I was not there, I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where were these prints found ?</p>
<p>Dr. Stennett. I am not certain where, they were brought to my house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss them out of your house?</p>
<p>Dr. Stennett. No, I did not; I had been at the Bath.</p>
<p>Q. Was this
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<p>Dr. Stennett. She was, but there were many goods lock'd up.</p>
<p>Mrs. Stennett. Last year about the 5th or 6th of May, upon the account of the Doctor's health, we went to the Bath, and the prisoner Paul had not been long in my service then; we left her in the house with the whole care of it, and put out the plate and other particular things. We staid longer than we intended, for going to our house in Wales we were detain'd, so that we did not come home till the begining of Oct. When we return'd I found her by herself. I did think of discharging her immediately, by reason of the extravagancy of her bills, but the Dr. desir'd I'd keep her a little longer. I had not been at home long before I missed a little linen, sheets, table cloths, napkins, and the like. I was very solicitous, and inquir'd of my own maid, and sometimes I suspected my own memory, thinking I might have misplaced things, rather than accuse her, for fear she should lose her character; I still missed more and more, for the robbery was not all done while I was out of town, but (as they have confessed) it was committed when we were out on a Sunday. I never knew what was become of the linen till some of it was brought to me, which I knew, because it was mark'd by me; Mr. Morris and Mr. Warburton gave us the first intelligence. I have missed much more, but have mentioned nothing in the indictment but what were brought back (a parcel of linen produced in court.) I am sure these are my property, all mark'd by myself, except one sheet. The first parcel was brought by Miss Overal, the second by Mr. Morris, and the third by Mrs. Tisey; here is in the last an under-petticoat, a breakfast cloth, and two towels; they had overlook'd one of them, and mark'd it for own, but here is my mark, an S upon it, was being in white silk they had not observed.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not give Mary an' a good character?</p>
<p>Mrs. Stennett. I thought honest, and I gave her a character that I did not charge her with dishonestly.</p>
<p>Q. Did she own she took the things away?</p>
<p>Mrs. Stennett. I heard her own before justice Fielding that the old woman took them out of the house, and she gave them to her.</p>
<p>Q. In what words did she own first?</p>
<p>Mrs. Stennett. Justice Fielding who took these goods out of Dr. Stennett's house
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<p>Mr. Morris. Last July was twelvemonth.
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person173" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , the elder of the prisoners at the bar, brought a parcel of linen to my house, and told me she had them to dispose of for a friend; upon inquiring whose property they were, she hesitated, but upon my insisting upon knowing whose they were, she made use of a gentlewoman's name, Miss
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person174" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I had some knowledge of her person. I have known the prisoner upwards of 5 years, she had nursed my wife in 2 or 3 lyings-in; during which time I thought her honest, and not suspecting the truth of what she had told me, I purchased the linen, which consisted of 2 odd sheets, a night shirt and dresser cloth, for which I gave 16 shillings.</p>
<p>Mrs. Stennett. The coarse shirts are not here.</p>
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<p>Q. What is her name?</p>
<p>Morris. Her name is
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person177" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-21-person177" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought this linen to our house, but there was another sheet and shirt, which are not here.</p>
<p>Q. When did she bring them?</p>
<p>R. Morris. I can't say as to the day of the month. The last parcel she brought I think was in the Nov. following. I had such an opinion of her honesty that I recommended her wherever I could.</p>
<p>Eliz. Tisey. I bought some things of
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person178" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-21-person178" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> some time last summer was 12 months, but can't say the exact time; she said they were a friend's of her's that wanted to dispose of them. I look'd them over, and said I was not a judge of them, but I would send them to a friend that was. I had them 2 or 3 days; she asked me 16 s. for them; my friend valued them at 15 s. After that she sent her daughter Ann, whom I told they were valued at 15 s. She said she dare say the person whose they were would not stand for a shilling. So I bought them (I think there were 4 napkins and a table cloth.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person180" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> told me about 4 months ago that she was very uneasy, and beg'd of me not to be drawn in by Mrs. Field, who had advised her to rob her master's house, and said she must discover it if I did not. She told me also there were some pictures in Mrs. Field's room that came from Dr. Stennett's house. I asked Mrs. Field's daughter where they came from, and she said they were bought in Moorfields.</p>
<p>Mrs. Stennett. Mr. Morris gave me an account of these pictures being in Mrs. Field's room.</p>
<p>Mr. Morris. I saw these 3 pictures in the lodgings of
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<p>Q. to Atkerson. Do you know the prints again?</p>
<p>R. Atkerson. I saw these pictures in
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person184" type="given" value="Ann"/>
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<p>Q. What did you give her for them?</p>
<p>A. Overal. I gave her 30 s. for them. She told me they were a lady's that had more than she had occasion for, and she had a mind to dispose of them.</p>
<p>Mrs. Stennett.
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<p>Mr. Morris. I heard
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<p>Paul's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not take any thing out of the house.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<persName id="t17561208-21-person189"> Mary Paul
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person189" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> told me they were some things which she had out of the country, and she desired me to dispose of them for her, which I did, and gave her the money.</p>
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<p>
<persName id="t17561208-21-person191"> Mary Paul
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person191" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> asked me to go and drink a dish of tea with her on a Sunday in the afternoon; then she asked me if I would take a bundle and carry to my mother's. I said what is it, she said it was linen for my mother to mend; so I took it, and carried it to my mother's room, and never saw it afterwards. She came once to our room and left a bundle with me, the outside was an under-petticoat.</p>
<p>For
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<p>Mrs. Overal. I have known
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<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Mrs. Overal. A very good one.</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Overal. Her character was very good.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-21-person196"> Elizabeth Rowland
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person196" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-21-person196" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her some time. I never heard any ill of her before this.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-21-person197"> Elizabeth Thebolds
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person197" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<p>Q. How long have you known her?</p>
<p>A. Warburton. About a year and a half; I never knew any ill of her before this.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17561208-21-person202"> Mary Elpingstone
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person202" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-21-person202" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known
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<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>M. Elpingstone. A very good one</p>
<p>Mrs. Stennett. I beg leave to mention the old woman sold some of the linen in the name of Mrs. Warburton, and what she sold to Mrs. Morris was in the name of Miss Overal.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-21-person204" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-21-person204" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I may have known Mary Field by sight three or four years. She nursed a gentlewoman in my house, and behaved as an honest good nurse. I trusted her where is seldom less than forty or fifty pounds worth of plate. I missed nothing to my knowledge.</p>
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<note>[Paul: Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p>
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<note>[Field: Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>26.
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<p>William Clark. On the 27th of November last I lost a brass candlestick, a pot-lid, and a stew-pan</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Clark. I have a witness here that stop'd the pot-lid. When the prisoner was taken up, he said he knew nothing about the things; but before the justice he acknowledged the taking of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-23-person217" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17561208-23-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to me to sell this pot-lid ( holding one in his hand.) I suspected it to have been stolen, and stop'd it. He said he found it in a dust hole.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Frankline. I don't know the day of the month. It was about two months ago.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. When did you lose this pot lid ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did not come into the house where I live, till old Michaelmas day, and I lost the things about three week after.</p>
<p>Mrs. Deadley. The prisoner's wife brought a stew-pan and candlesticks to me, and I bought them.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give her for them ?</p>
<p>M. Dindes. I gave her one shilling and six-pence. Before the justice I heard the prisoner say he sent his wife with them.</p>
<p>William Corner. I am a constable. Last Sunday was seven night, at night, Mr. Clark's wife brought me a warrant to take up the prisoner at the bar. I did so, and took him before the justice; but he would not confess. The justice committed him for farther examination. On the Monday I had a search warrant. I went to the house of the last evidence, and found the stewpan and candlestick, and brought them before the justice; where the prisoner's wife said, her husband sent her with them to sell, and at last the prisoner confessed he took them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was before a justice of the peace in my life. I had lived in the house of the prosecutor, and found these things lying upon the stairs there.</p>
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<p>William Smith. The day before my Lord mayor's day, as my Lord mayor was going up the stairs at the
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<p>I bought these handkerchiefs in Holbourn. When I came into Cheapside I took one out to wipe my face and put it into my pocket. Then they came and stop'd me. Why did they not stop the gentleman as we I as me?</p>
<p>Smith. If I had went to a prize the gentleman of it, the prisoner would have got away.</p>
<p>Prisoner. You ran after me, why could not you run after him ?</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>29.
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<p>30. (M.)
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<p>William Vaughan. I was below in my cellar on the 2th of November, in the afternoon, cutting some wood. I heard somebody go into my shop, which I thought to be a customer; I hearkened a little time, to hear if my wife went into the shop. I went up into the shop, and there I saw the prisoner at the bar, behind my counter. I asked him what he wanted. He held up his hand, and said '' Say nothing, and I'll give you half'' I said, what will you give me half of, and as I was going round the counter he put 5 s. 6 d. into my hand; then I laid hold of him. He shew'd me the place where he took the money, which was out of a till.</p>
<p>Q. Don't you lock the till?</p>
<p>Vaughan. There was never a lock upon it. I had ordered a neighbour to put one upon it some little time before.</p>
<p>Q. Was the till drawn out?</p>
<p>Vaughan. The till was standing on the ground. There were in it about ten or twelve shillings in half-pence.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>What is laid against me I am very innocent of.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>31. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-27-off136 t17561208-27-crimeloc138"/>. A two months ago I lost two crown pieces and being, surprised, I examined a little boy thinking he might take them for play pieces; but found he knew nothing of them. A few days after that I missed a guinea There were 4 l in silver in another place. I told that over, and in a little time after I missed a guinea out of that. After that I told it again, and found it reduced to 26 s. and 6 d. Soon after it was reduced to 19 s. and 6 d. This last was on the 17th of November. I told the affair to an acquaintance, named Clark, and that I suspected the prisoner to be the man, and wanted to catch him. On Friday the 1th of November, in the afternoon, the prisoner came into the kitchen for a pint of beer. He sat down, and seem'd to sham drunk, pretending to go to sleep.</p>
<p>Q Why did you suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Harison. Because he had lately flash'd his money about and he was known not to be in work, nor had been for a great while.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use to come often to your house?</p>
<p>Harison. He used to come about 2 or 3 times in a week. After he had lain with his head down on the table some time, he remov'd from the kitchen into the drinking room, and slept there till about a quarter after seven; then there came a gentleman in, and the prisoner seeing me busy with him, he made his move. I had given my daughter a charge to mind him; presently my daughter deliver'd a candle into my hand, and said he is gone up stairs. I went and followed him up; there was a key in my room door where I lie. I said I am certain I have a thief in the room, but I can't see him. I call'd up Mr. Clark immediately, and said to him the thief is in the room, but he is invisible; but looking under my bed, there I found the prisoner. I took him by the heels and pull'd him out; he at first look'd very pale, after that he began to be impudent; said I, are not you a villain to offer to ruin a family in this nature; said he, I have got nothing of yours, you can't hurt me; you must send for an officer, you are not to detain me here yourself. I sent for an officer immediately, and we examined his pockets, but found nothing but 6 d. and a
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<p>Q. What answer did he give you when you charg'd him with taking your money?</p>
<p>Harison. He always deny'd it.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your money kept?</p>
<p>Harison. It was kept in a cabinet in that room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you keep that cabinet always lock'd ?</p>
<p>Harison. I did, but I observed it lately to be alter'd and spoil'd very much, and the escutcheon almost pull'd off and scratch'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did you charge him with altering the lock before the justice?</p>
<p>Harison. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing about him that would open the cabinet lock?</p>
<p>Harison. We found no key, only a hook.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On the 19th of November last (having used the prosecutor's house three or four years) I went in there very much in liquor; he said I call'd for a pint of beer, whether I did or not I don't know; he said I laid my head down on the kitchen table, but I can't say whether I did or not; I know after I had been in the kitchen I stumbled in going into the tap room, where I laid my head down in a box; after that I went up stairs and open'd the door with my lodging room key, and thought I was at my own home.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you try that key of his, whether it was the prisoner's lodging-room key or no?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. As I was going to lie down the gentleman came up stairs, and said he had got a thief, which put me in my senses almost. I out of surprise ran and hid myself under the bed; he said he had got the thief, and laid hold of my legs and pull'd me out. I was search'd, and they found but 6 d. and three half-pence about me; they took me to Justice Welch three times. I never saw any thing of the prosecutor's money, nor never knew where he put it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-28-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was absent about ten minutes; when I return'd home the prisoner was apprehended. She hearing I was the master of the house, desir'd I'd let her go, and said she would never do so any more.</p>
<p>Q. What was she charg'd with?</p>
<p>Brooks. The sheet was found with the prisoner, who was charg'd with stealing of it. I was with her before the justice, where she own'd she had taken the sheet.</p>
<p>Ustretia Mathews. I am servant to the prosecutor; I had been washing on the 5th of November backwards. I had hung a sheet upon the line. I open'd the back-door and saw the prisoner going out. I look'd and missed the sheet from off the line. I made after her, took hold on her, and she had got it; she said she'd never do so any more if I'd forgive her.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the justice?</p>
<p>U. Mathews. I was there, I heard her confess she took it.</p>
<p>Q. Whose property was it?</p>
<p>U. Mathews. It was my master's property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>If the court will forgive me, I'll never do the like again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-29-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Bambridge-street, and am a
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<p>Q. Whose were they?</p>
<p>Porter. They were my father's property.</p>
<p>Q. What is your father's name?</p>
<p>Porter. His name is
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<p>Court. This indictment mentions the property to be in
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<p>Porter. I am partner with my father.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-30-victim247 t17561208-30-viclabel153"/>. On the 18th of November I was quarter'd at Somerset-house in the Strand; going home between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I was a little in liquor, fell down, and this
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<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Hunt. I keep a house in Strutton-ground, Westminster; she asked me if I would give her a pint of beer. After I had got up and washed my hands, I said with all my heart, and went in at the Star and Garter in the Strand; the people would not let me have any beer, they said I might have a dram. We came out again, she laid hold of my watch string, and pull'd it out of my fob directly. I catch'd hold of her, she call'd out watch, and the watchman came up. I told him she had got my watch, she said she had it not. I charged the watch with her, and going along, just before we came to the watch-house she own'd she had got it, and pull'd it out, and gave it to the watchman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-30-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. I heard a noise and went; there was this man and the prisoner, he said she had got his watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any thing of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Morris I know she is a woman that walks the Strand; the man charg'd me with the prisoner, and going along she paused upon it; after some time she took the watch out and delivered it to me, and I gave it to him.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say for herself before the justice?</p>
<p>Morris. She made no manner of defence at all.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>He pick'd me up, I refused to go with him; he offer'd me a shilling to lie with him, but having never a shilling, he gave me his watch in my hand to hold the while. He lay with me, and after he had done he gave me two slaps on the face, because I would not deliver the watch to him without the shilling. Then he call'd the watch and sent me to the Round-house.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Is this true or false?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I don't know whether she is a man or a woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-31-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the corner of Church-Street in the Strand. On the king's coronation day I was from home, and as I was returning by St. Martin's Round-house I saw a mob of people. A gentleman there told me there were two women carried in there, for robbing my shop of ribbons. I went into the Round-house to them. There Evans, upon knowing I was master of the shop, fell on her knees, and beg'd for mercy, and said, she had four children, and had lately buried one. The other prisoner cried, and said but little.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the justice with them?</p>
<p>Lawder. I was, before justice Cox. The ribbons were there produced. The justice asked me if they were my property, and I said they were. They are here now sealed up.
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<interp inst="t17561208-31-person259" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said she was a destitute girl, and owing Evans money Evans said to her, you must go with me, I'll make pretence to buy some ribbon, to put about a paper hat, and you must steal some, and the signal I sh all give you will be to tread on your foot; which she said she did, when she [that is, Smith] took the ribbon.</p>
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<persName id="t17561208-31-person261"> Margaret Smith
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<interp inst="t17561208-31-person261" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> take and put something from off the counter under her apron, where we found it. She had a pocket apron.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in the shop then?</p>
<p>A. Piggot. Mrs. Lawder was. Upon seeing this, when Smith turned to go out of the shop, I took hold of her, and said, Child, I believe you have got something, which you have not paid for. She said, indeed I have not. I turned her apron aside, and saw the ribbon in a pocket apron. I made her put her hand in, and take it out, and lay it on the counter. There were two pieces. I gave her a shake, and down fell a third. She beg'd to go, and Evans desired I'd beat her, and let her go about her business. The shop soon fill'd. There came a beadle, and took them both away to the Roundhouse. Evans had bargained for a piece of ribbon, but after Smith had taken the ribbon she pretended to be off her bargain. (The ribbon produced in court.)</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175612080020"/>Prosecutor. These are my property.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of them?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Here is more than twenty yards. They are worth more than what is laid in the indictment.</p>
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<p>37. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-32-off161 t17561208-32-crimeloc164"/>. The prisoner at the bar called one night, and asked for a night's lodging. After that he came eleven or twelve nights, and lay at my house. I examined what his business was, that he came every night. He said, his mother kept a milliner's shop at Twickenham, that he went to London for her, and he thought my house was a good half-way house. I said, if your mother lives as you say, it is a wonder you are not better cloathed. I found he gave divers accounts about where he lived. I went to London on the 27th of November, and he staid at my house. On the Monday morning following my maid was cleaning the candlesticks, and she missed one After that I missed a quart saucepan. Presently a person came for some coals, and I went down to measure them. I was soon called up by a neighbour, who said to me, do you know any thing of a man that was in your house? He is gone with his pockets full of something. I sent
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<interp inst="t17561208-32-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> after him, who brought him back, with my tea-chest and things in it under his arm. (Produced in court. )</p>
<p>Q. Look at these things, do you know them?</p>
<p>S. Wheatley. This is my tea-chest and spoons. The prisoner said he sold the saucepan somewhere near Hick's Hall. I took him before justice Bever. There he owned all, and said, if I'd forgive him, he'd go and serve his majesty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-32-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodge right against the prosecutrix's house. She desired me to run after the prisoner, which I did, and found him at Kensington Gravel-pits. I took him to a constable there, and then to the prosecutrix's house, and from thence to justice Bever's.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any thing upon him when you took him?</p>
<p>Sampson. He had this tea-chest that is here produced.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say for himself before the justice ?</p>
<p>Sampson. He owned there he took the things.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<p>38. (L.)
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<p>Q. Have you a husband?</p>
<p>R. Groom. I have; his name is William Groom. The prisoner came into our house on the 5th of November, and call'd for a pennyworth of beer. I gave it into her hand in a pewter pint pot.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the pot afterwards?</p>
<p>R. Groom. No, I never did. After that a young man came to me, and said, have you lost a pot? I looked, and missed a gallon pewter pot. He said, a woman had taken one. I sent after the prisoner, and she was brought back, and the gallon pot with her, and also another pewter wine measure pint. She had them both in a bag. ( Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Q. Look at these, do you know them?</p>
<p>R. Groom. These are both my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-33-person273" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 5th of November I went to the prosecutor's house, to get a pint of beer for my dinner, where sat the prisoner drinking a pennyworth of beer. She sat a considerable while. After she was gone, a shop keeper's lad came from over the way, and said, that woman is gone out with a gallon pot in her lap. Mrs. Groom desired I'd go after her, so I and the maid ran, and found her, and made her come back. She had the pot, and flung it down; so I took it up, and brought it back with her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the pots. I never took them.</p>
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<p>39. (L.)
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<p>The record of the conviction of Williams and Leatherton being read in court, it appeared they were found guilty, and received sentence of transportation.</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Was any body tried for stealing it ?</p>
<p>Oldridge.
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<interp inst="t17561208-34-person282" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> were, and were cast for transportation. I took Williams up the next day, and she confessed she sold it for twenty-two shillings and sixpence. We took up Leatherton the day after this, and carried them both to Guild Hall. They were both committed to Newgate, and (the day after that) we took up Williams's husband, named
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<interp inst="t17561208-34-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He confessed he sold the watch to a fat short man, with a very hollow back.</p>
<p>Q. Is this all you know against the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Oldridge. It is. I have no other evidences except some who heard Williams confess he had sold it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-34-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . They said, they had sold the watch to a fat lusty man; but I never saw him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing against the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Shepherd. No, I know nothing more than what they told me, and I have mentioned.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you hear her say to whom?</p>
<p>Stebing. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her say any thing about a fat man ?</p>
<p>Stebing. No, nor a lean man neither.</p>
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<p>40. (L.)
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<p>John Radbourn. About five weeks ago, as near as I can guess, the prisoner stole a vessel off the dray.</p>
<p>Q. Whose dray was it ?</p>
<p>Radbourn. It was Mr. Willoughby's dray.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he live?</p>
<p>Radbourn. He lives upon Tower-Hill.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the dray when the vessel was taken?</p>
<p>Radbourn. It was in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17561208-35-off176 t17561208-35-crimeloc179"/>. I saw him take it, and he was carrying it away.</p>
<p>Q. Was the dray standing still or going on?</p>
<p>Radbourn. It was standing still.</p>
<p>Q. How near the dray was you when he took it?</p>
<p>Radbourn. I believe I was about a hundred yards from it</p>
<p>Q What time of the day was it ?</p>
<p>Radbourn. As near as I can guess it was between one and two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How far did he carry it?</p>
<p>Radbourn. He carried it about forty or fifty yards. I followed and collar'd him, and he seemed to make resistance against me, by shoving me two or three times.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say for his so doing?</p>
<p>Radbourn. He said he took the vessel from the dray to knock a nail down in the heel of his shoe.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took the vessel down as it was going along, with ent to set it down. There was a coach and car going by I set it down as soon as I did not carry it above four steps.</p>
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<p>41. (L.)
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<p>At the request of the prisoner the witnesses were examined apart.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-36-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 25th of October last, about seven in the evening, I missed a silver tankard.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Pushee. I can't say he took it, one man may be like another.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you miss it from?</p>
<p>Pushee. I miss'd it from out of my parlour, where the best of my company use.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live ?</p>
<p>Pushee. At
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<p>Q. After what manner was it taken ?</p>
<p>Pushee. I believe the prisoner to be the very person who was at my house at the time it was stolen; that person came in about half an hour after six o'clock, he call'd for a tankard of beer, a pen, ink and paper, and my maid servant carried them to him. He wrote a fictitious letter. When he came in there was no body in the room but a man that belongs to the Penny Post Office. He sent that man with the letter to Jewen Street; before he was gone with the letter my servant went into the room; he gave her half a crown to change, she brought it out, and my son gave full change for it; she carried it in, and said here is your full change. Very well my dear, said he; she came out again, and went to draw a pot of beer for a person that lives in Newgate-street, and I went in to snuff his candle, when to my great surprise he and the tankard were gone out at the window. I took the candle in my hand and look'd upon the bench, where was the mark of his foot in the sand, and another on the e, and upon the bench in the yard.</p>
<p>Q. How did you find the sash ?</p>
<p>Pushee. I found that up, and the curtains blowing about with the wind.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon the prisoner?</p>
<p>Pushee. As to being particular to swear point blank that he is the man I cannot, but I believe him to be the very man.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see the prisoner since you lost the tankard?</p>
<p>Pushee. On Saturday last I was before Justice Fielding, the prisoner was examined there, when a witness of mine swore against him; he then own'd the fact in my hearing.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175612080024"/>Q. What words did he use?</p>
<p>Pushee. The witness said you are the person that I carried the letter for to Jewen-street [here is the letter he return'd and gave to me] there you are, and you cannot deny it. Mr. Fielding said see and search the prisoner if he has any writings in his pocket to compare them together; the prisoner said he had no writings at all. Well, said Mr. Fielding, Mr. Ball, pray what have you got to say to this ? he said, Why and please your worship it was so.</p>
<p>Q. Was he charg'd at that time with taking the tankard, or was the conversation about the letter?</p>
<p>Pushee. It was about the tankard and letter too.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not I when I was first examined say to the man that my prosecutor brought there, do you know me or not, and what answer did he make ?</p>
<p>Pushee. I was not by at that time, but when the prisoner at the bar saw me and my son, he immediately came up to me, saying, What do you know of me, am I the man, am I the man?</p>
<p>John Skindalsby. I was at the prosecutor's house on the 25th of October last, between six and seven at night; Mr. Bail the prisoner at the bar came into the room where I was, and call'd for a tankard of beer, pen, ink and paper; he wrote a letter, and paid me six pence to carry it into Jewen-street. I saw him write it, it was neither wafer'd nor seal'd. I carried it there, and shew'd it to a man, who read it, and said it was all a pack of nonsense.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Jewen street from the prosecutor's house?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. It is about a quarter of a mile distant</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the letter?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. I return'd and gave it to the prosecutor, and said I could not find such a house as it was directed to; the prosecutor said I'll go into the room and shew it him, and tell him you can't find the house (he then going to light the candle) he went in and found the window up, and the curtains flying with the wind, and the prisoner and tankard both gone.</p>
<p>Q How long might you have been gone?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. To the best of my knowledge I believe about half an hour, or a little better.</p>
<p>Q Was you first in the room or the prisoner?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. I was in the room when he came in.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you continue in the room after he came in ?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. I continued there about 3 or 4 minutes, just while he wrote the letter.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Where was I when you came into Justice Fielding's?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. You was in the room where all the prisoners come.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. How long was you in the room before you saw me?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. I can't justly say how long.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. When you did see me, did not I come up to you and speak to you, and say, honest friend do you know me?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. When I came into the room I pull'd off my hat, and look'd about to see which was the man, and the people fell a laughing at me. He did not say to me friend do you know me, they only made game of me.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you say you did not know me?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say now to the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. I am sure the prisoner is the person that sent me with the letter that night the tankard was lost.</p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-36-person297" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came into our house on the 25th of October, and call'd for a pint of beer.</p>
<p>Q. Look at him well and consider?</p>
<p>M. Palmer. I am sure he is the man, the little boy carried in his beer; after that he ask'd me to bring him a pen, ink and paper. When I went with them he asked me if I could give him 2 s. 6 d. for half a crown. I took his half crown, and carried him his change, and after that he asked this man if he could carry a letter for him to Jewen-street.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in the room first, the prisoner or the man?</p>
<p>M. Palmer. The prisoner was in the room before the man came in.</p>
<p>Q. to Skindalsby. Which did you say was in the room first, the prisoner or you?</p>
<p>Skindalsby. I was in the room first, I was there when he came in; I had a penny worth of beer at the other box, and was warming it by the fire.</p>
<p>Q. to M. Palmer. What was done when this man was gone with the letter?</p>
<p>M. Palmer. Then the prisoner went out at the window with the tankard.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>M. Palmer. Because there was no body in the room but himself.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you at the time ?</p>
<p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am quite innocent of what they accuse me with.</p>
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<p>James Dunnel. The deceased told me the prisoner had bit his finger; after which he grew so bad that he was obliged to go to the hospital. I visited him there, and allow'd him a shilling a week.</p>
<p>Q. When did this affair happen ?</p>
<p>Dunnel. It was on the
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<p>Q. Did you see it done?</p>
<p>Dunnel. No, I did not. It was done at our house; the prisoner had been exceeding troublesome, and after the deceased had been with the watch to take him to the compter he came back again.</p>
<p>Q. What house do you keep?</p>
<p>Dunnel. It is a publick house, my mother keeps it.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner carried to the compter for?</p>
<p>Dunnel. For breeding a disturbance in our house. He came there about 11 at night on the 13th of September, with his wife and two children; he call'd for a pint of beer, which was drawn him; before he had drank it half out, there was some company in the next box with whom he would interfere; they beg'd of him to keep his own company, but he began to be very troublesome. I being backwards heard a noise. I came into the room and beg'd of the prisoner not to swear so, but to go home. He abused me, calling me Mungrel and half Mungrel, and said it was by such as him that I liv'd, he'd lick me and whip my a - se, and the like, till I was forced to call the watch, which came. I beg'd they'd take that man out of the house. I only desir'd they'd get him out at the door and discharge him, which they did. After that he came in and abused me more than before. Then I went out of his sight, and presently I saw him go out at the door. I went and shut him out, then I went to his wife and beg'd of her to go; she said she would not. Soon after that came a brickbat and broke two panes of glass.</p>
<p>Q. Who threw that?</p>
<p>Dunnel. I believe the prisoner did; then I opened the door, and the company ran after the prisoner; he fought his way and clear'd himself all thro' them; full he was not satisfied, he would fight somebody, when a man took upon him to fight him, and did beat him. But before this he knock'd the constable down (he is now so very bad of the bruises that we don't know whether he'll live or not.) I took him by the hair of his head to pull him off the constable. After this battle I understood there was some assistance coming from the watch-house, and hand cuffs to put on his hands. The prisoner lay on the ground, and would not be hand cu'd [then I went to see how my wife did, for she was child and much affrighted; she has since deliver'd of a dead child, and I believe on this account.] made shift to carry him to the compter the deceased was one that assisted, be with the rest, and told me that the p bit several of them and his finger was bit.</p>
<p>Q Did you see his ?</p>
<p>Dunnel. No I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Which hand was on ?</p>
<p>Dunnel. I don't know that.</p>
<p>Q. Can't the constable ?</p>
<p>Dunnel. No, I was with him he is so ill he cannot be here;</p>
<p>Thomas Beech the coroner produced position of Martin, which was taken on the 23d of November. 1756, in the parish of St. Giles's, Cripplegate, on the view of the body of
<persName id="t17561208-37-person301"> Joseph Forrell
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<p>It was read to this purport:</p>
<p>On the 13th of September, being sent for from home by
<persName id="t17561208-37-person302"> James Dunnel
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<interp inst="t17561208-37-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who keeps a publick house, known by the name of Jacob's Well in the parish of Cripplegate Without, he there was given charge of Lawley for breaking his windows, and breeding a disturbance, and that Lawley took hold of the deponent and threw him down, and fell purposely with his knees upon him, so that the people cry'd out he would kill the deponent; when almost pull'd off, Lawley gave him a kick on the right breast, upon which he desir'd his apprentice to fetch a pair of hand-cuffs, and desir'd the deceased to assist him in hand cuffing of him; when he bit his little finger almost off, and likewise bit several others; that the deceased after having
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175612080026"/> advice was admitted a patient in the hospital, where he had his little finger cut off, that it soon after mortified, and he died on Friday last; and that the deceased declared to the deponent that he believed that Lawley's beating him as aforesaid was the occasion of his death.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17561208-37-person303" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sent for from the watch-house to assist the constable that night. I ran there as fast as I could; I laid hold of the prisoner at the bar, and said if you please you must go along with me; he took hold of me and threw me down, I turn'd him, and he bit part of the calf of my stocking off, for which I gave him a plump on the jaws.</p>
<p>Q Did you see him bite the deceased ?</p>
<p>Brooks. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the deceased and him engaged ?</p>
<p>Brooks. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the deceased's finger afterwards ?</p>
<p>Brooks. I did; the deceased was endeavouring to hand-cuff the prisoner, and there was a scuffle between them. I heard the deceased cry out, d - n the s