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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140001"/>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 14th, Thursday the 15th, Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th, and Monday the 19th of SEPTEMBER.
<p>In the Thirty-first Year of His MAJESTY's Reign, NUMBER VII, for the YEAR 1757. Being the Seventh 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, 1757.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
<p>
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<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the City of LONDON, and at the General
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<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable MARSHE DICKINSON, Esq; Mayor of the said City; * Sir
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<p>N. B. The Characters * + || ++ direct to the Judge by whom the Prisoner was tried, also (L.) (M.) by what Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>
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<p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>297. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17570914-1-person38" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 15th of last month, about two in the morning, I met the prisoner with the tilt upon his shoulder; I asked him what he had got there. He said it was a tilt belonging to Mr. Norman at Execution-Dock, where he work'd. I took him and that to the watch-house, and looking upon it I found it belong'd to the prosecutor. (Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor and Simkins.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am
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<p>298, 299. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17570914-2-person45" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I got up about three o'clock that morning to go to my brother at Law's house, his name is Boswell. I saw the prosecutor in the street asleep, and two women by him. When I returned there were the two prisoners and one
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<p>I saw
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<p>Q. How old are you?</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the nature of an oath ?</p>
<p>Stile. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose you were to forswear yourself in accusing the prisoner of a felony, what would become of you ?</p>
<p>Stile. I should be d - 'd.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Stile. I
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<p>Q. Can you read your Bible ?</p>
<p>Stile. I can, very well.</p>
<p>Court. Give an account of what happen'd to you, and be sure say nothing but what is truth.</p>
<p>Stile. I had been to my father's house at Charlton. Returning on the 26th of August to Christ's-Hospital, a little after three in the afternoon I met the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Had you leave to go and visit your father ?</p>
<p>Stile. I had.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you meet the prisoner?</p>
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<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Stile. He is a
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<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Stile. By his budget and blackness. He had a bluish coat on.</p>
<p>Q. Did he meet or overtake you?</p>
<p>Stile. He first past by me, after that he went round and met me another way.</p>
<p>Q. What answer did you make him ?</p>
<p>Stile. I said yes. He ask'd me what money they gave me. I told him none. He said I should never come so far without my friends giving me some money. Then he search'd my pockets. Finding nothing there he pull'd off my shoes, and in one of them I had put six shillings, which he took.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him where it was?</p>
<p>Stile. No, I did not. He said if I made any noise he would kill me. Then he ran away towards the Thames. I ran home to the hospital as fast as I could, and told a man in Isleworth fields of what had happen'd, but don't know who it was. I have three brothers that live in London. I told one of them of this robbery (he lives in Aldermanbury, an apprentice to a chair carver) the same night. He went on the Saturday night to my father's house, and, as he told me, gave him a description of the person that had rob'd me. After which my brother came and fetch'd me from London. I went, and they had taken the prisoner up, I saw him, and knew him to be the same man that had rob'd me.</p>
<p>Q. Who took up the prisoner?</p>
<p>Stile. My brother that lives with a farmer at Walton.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see him?</p>
<p>Stile. I saw him at Moulsey.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed ?</p>
<p>Stile. He was dressed just the same as now, with a blue patch'd coat on, and a long brown stick.</p>
<p>Q. In what capacity is your brother at Walton?</p>
<p>Stile. He lives with a farmer there.</p>
<p>Q. How came you by this money?</p>
<p>Stile. My father gave me a shilling, my mother another, my cousin Stile, who is a farmer just by my father, gave me a shilling: my cousin Lenton, at Sunbury-Green, gave me a shilling; madam Brest gave me a shilling, and my cousin Spencer, at Hampton-Court, gave me a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. Had not you talk'd something to the man that your friends had given you some money?</p>
<p>Stile. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he committed to?</p>
<p>Stile. He was committed to Kingston Gaol.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you more sons than this?</p>
<p>I. Stile. I have three sons in London. One of them, who is an apprentice to a chair carver in Aldermanbury, told me this had been rob'd coming to town, and described what sort of a man it was that rob'd him. My other son took the prisoner as he was begging in Walton church-yard. Then I went and fetch'd this witness from London, to see if it was the person that rob'd him. As soon as he saw him he said it was the same man; we took him to Kingston, to Mr. Rowl, and he committed him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of any money he had?</p>
<p>I. Stile. My wife and I gave him a shilling each, my landlord's mother gave him a shilling, a farmer his nephew gave him a shilling, a butcher (named Spencer, who married my niece) gave him a shilling, and a relation that keeps the sign of the George gave him a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see where he put it?</p>
<p>I. Stile. He put it in his pocket, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his putting it in his shoe?</p>
<p>I. Stile. No, I did not, till he told me he had put it there.</p>
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<p>302. (M.)
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<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-5-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the corner of Crown-Court, and the prisoner pledg'd the china mention'd in the indictment with me. (Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-5-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Shepherd-street, Hanover-square, and am a pawnbroker; the prisoner brought these two silver spoons and tea tongs to me to pawn, on which I lent her sixteen or eighteen shillings. She gave in her name
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<p>I did not take them with an intent to steal them; she has them again.</p>
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<p>Q. How came you to suspect the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Saunders. I had a bill upon my door to lett a room. The prisoner came and ask'd me if I had a lodging I said, if she would call the next week it. She came the next week, and my little boy and I were both ill in bed, who said we should be lost for want of somebody to take care of us; I said, I had nobody that I could trust, so I let her come into the house to look after us.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before ?</p>
<p>Saunders. I never saw her before she came to enquire after the lodging.</p>
<p>Q. What was you to pay her per week?</p>
<p>Saunders. I paid her half a crown per week.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you sick?</p>
<p>Saunders. Between a month and five weeks. In the time she was with me I lost four shirts, mark'd W. F. one mark'd
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<interp inst="t17570914-6-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , two of my little boy's, a shift of my little girl's, a pair of silver buckles, mark'd W. F. a watch-with two silver seals, a pair of sheets, a pair of cotton stockings, five pair of thread stockings, a pair of shag breeches, a pair of buckskin breeches, and a copper pot. I had wound my watch up and put it in my pocket, and my breeches under my head, on the Monday night, and in the morning my breeches were gone. Then I looked about and missed the other things. She was gone and I never saw her since, till Tuesday was se'n-night.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in the house when you went to bed over night?</p>
<p>Saunders. She was in the room after I was in bed. I had taken a sweat that night.</p>
<p>Q. Did she lodge in your house?</p>
<p>Saunders. No; she used to go to her lodgings abroad. She had set up with us six nights, when we were very ill, and used to lock us in and put the key under the door. About two days after I found the shag breeches at Mr.
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<interp inst="t17570914-6-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's house, and a shirt at a house the corner of Lumber-Court, near the Seven-Dials. I found the copper pot and one silver seal. ( Produced in court, and deposed to) I getting intelligence of the prisoner's being at the house of one Dobson, got a warrant and went there, where the people told me she was gone in the country that morning; but on the Tuesday after the constable took her, when she began to blaspheme and make a great noise, but I had found all these things but the seal before.</p>
<p>Q. Did she confess any thing?</p>
<p>Saunders. No, she did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-6-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick house in Gray's-Inn-Lane; the prisoner gave me this seal to keep some time in June, and said she was going into the country.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-6-person81"> Mary Ansel
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<interp inst="t17570914-6-person81" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner pawn'd this copper pot with me on the 21st of May, in the evening.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-6-person82"> Robert Hull
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<interp inst="t17570914-6-person82" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-6-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought these breeches to me; the prosecutor came and described them, and I deliver'd them to him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to take a lodging of the prosecutor, and he did not chuse to take me in as a lodger, but as a housekeeper and companion; he and his child being sick, I pawn'd my linen gown to support them. After that he brings home his lawful wife, dressed in green. The child met me in the street and said, my mamma is come home, so I did not think proper to go to the house again. I never received a halfpenny of him, but one single shilling for the child and me to take pleasure in a walk to Hampstead. I went to Covent Garden and met with an acquaintance of mine, who ask'd me how I liked my old man. I told him I was afraid his wife would send me to Bridewell, and was come away. I had that seal above five years.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. What are you?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I am a cobler, and live under the Blue-Lion, at the corner of Gray's-Inn passage.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-6-person83"> Catherine Evans
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<interp inst="t17570914-6-person83" type="given" value="Catherine"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-6-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner three years; I never heard she bore a bad character, only what I have heard about this affair.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see her last?</p>
<p>C. Evans. I had not seen her for five months last past.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-6-person84"> Michael Connel
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<interp inst="t17570914-6-person84" type="given" value="Michael"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-6-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Leadenhall-Market, and have known the prisoner some years; I know no ill of her, except this affair.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-7-off40 t17570914-7-crimeloc42"/>. On the 19th of July I was at work, and sent my servant
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<interp inst="t17570914-7-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> for a tray; he call'd out stop thief, and I went out; then he brought the prisoner in, and my coat and waistcoat, which had been lying in a room backwards just before (produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-7-person91" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-7-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming up out of the cellar, and saw the prisoner go thro' the shop with some thing under his arm. I call'd out, and ran after and stop'd him. I saw him drop the coat and waistcoat, I brought him back, and somebody took up the cloaths, and brought them back also. He was not out of my sight till I took him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-7-person92" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-7-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner drop the coat and waistcoat as he was running. I took them up, and delivered them to the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>305. (M.)
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<persName id="t17570914-8-person97"> Mary Marser
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<interp inst="t17570914-8-person97" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Q. How long ago?</p>
<p>M. Marser. I believe it may be about three weeks ago; only my husband lives with me, and he is out of his mind. The prisoner desired me to pay her her wages, saying she would not stay, and after she was gone I found a door on my ground floor broke open, as also a trunk broke open, and missed all the things mention'd in the indictment.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-8-person98"> John Wilson
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<interp inst="t17570914-8-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. On the 30th of August the prosecutrix sent for me, I went, and she told me she had been rob'd by the prisoner; the prisoner was brought to me by
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<interp inst="t17570914-8-person99" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-8-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I took her into custody. She confess'd she had stole eight guineas, but had spent some of it, and if I would go behind the Alms-houses I should find some of it conceal'd in a knife box. I lock'd her up, and found four guineas in a knife box as she had said, and in a bed 8 s. 6 d. in silver, and seven pence half penny. I found in that room a muslin hood and a silk scarf. We took her to justice Fielding's, and she acknowledg'd the money to be the property of her mistress there, and also before. The silk gown and two shifts the prisoner's grandmother brought to us after the prisoner was in custody.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-8-person100"> Elizabeth Miles
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<interp inst="t17570914-8-person100" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took no more than what is here.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am no guilty, no body can swear they saw me take a de tings.</p>
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<p>307, 308. (M.)
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<persName id="t17570914-10-person119"> Nicholas Coine
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<persName id="t17570914-10-person120"> James Pratt
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<interp inst="t17570914-10-person120" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-10-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost to the amount of sixteen guineas, on the 18th of July last, it was in a box not lock'd, but the door of my room was lock'd, which I found broke open.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Coine. I am a
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<p>Q. What pieces of coin?</p>
<p>Coine. Both English and Foreign. A two guinea piece, and Portugal money, I can't justly say what; it was in a closet in a box, 29 l. all but 4 s. they did not take it all, I only know by what remain'd, what they took, but can't mention the pieces missing.
<persName id="t17570914-10-person121"> Daniel Lee
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<interp inst="t17570914-10-person121" type="given" value="Daniel"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-10-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was at work in the house where I live, and the other prisoner turn'd the wheel for him, in polishing something in the gunsmith way. I suspected them. I got a warrant for them, and took up Lee the next day. I found upon him 1 l. 18 s. 5 d. which he confess'd to be part of my money. I took up Hails in Drury-lane, but he did not confess any thing. He had 7 s. and some half pence about him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-10-person122"> Elizabeth Pratt
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<persName id="t17570914-10-person123"> James Pratt
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<interp inst="t17570914-10-person123" type="given" value="James"/>
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<persName id="t17570914-10-person124"> Daniel Lee
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<interp inst="t17570914-10-person124" type="given" value="Daniel"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-10-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , named Padget, had the upper part of my house.
<persName id="t17570914-10-person125"> Daniel Lee
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<interp inst="t17570914-10-person125" type="given" value="Daniel"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-10-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had lodg'd with me four months. He came to my house on the 18th day of July, Hails came with him, and they went into the garret as I thought to work; they staid there about half an hour.
<persName id="t17570914-10-person126"> Daniel Lee
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<interp inst="t17570914-10-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came down to me on the ground floor, and staid with me about a quarter of an hour, then he went up again, and might stay there about a quarter of an hour, then they both came down. I am a little deaf, and Lee kept me in discourse, so that if Hails came down to the prosecutor's room, I could not hear him.
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<interp inst="t17570914-10-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> swore d - n his soul when he came in he would have money before he went out of the house, which I understood to be by working and earning it; they had work'd together about a fortnight.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-10-person128"> Joseph Jenour
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<interp inst="t17570914-10-person128" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-10-person128" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Coine brought me a warrant, I being a constable; I took Lee in Golden-Lane, that is all I know.</p>
<p>Lee's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Hails's Defence.</p>
<p>I had work'd with Lee about a fortnight that day I was in the house. Lee owes me money, and I said I would have money before I went out of the house; that was at going out, not coming in.</p>
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<p>Hails
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>309. (M.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>310. (M.)
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>311. (M.)
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<persName id="t17570914-13-person143"> Samuel Butler
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<interp inst="t17570914-13-person143" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-13-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This iron (a crane of a chariot) is my partner's and my property. I know nothing of the prisoner's stealing it from me, but by his confessing to me in New-Prison that he stole it from my shop, and sold it for 3 s. and 6 d. and a pot of beer, to one Backhouse.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Butler. I am a
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-13-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 29th of August, about a quarter after six o'clock, I met the prisoner with this crane, near Holbourn-Bars, about a quarter of a mile from Butler's house.</p>
<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in his defence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and me. I bid him ride him there on the 5th of August. He took him out and rode him and I never saw him after, till he was taken and carried before justice St. Lawrence, about a fortnight after. I sent
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> before the prisoner had been gone ten minutes to call him back, but he returned and said he could not see him. I found the horse on the 8th of August in Mr. Gay's possession, in his stable. I told him he was our property, and I would take him home. He said, let him alone. I went the next day and took witnesses with me, and he would not deliver him without I'd pay him eight pounds, five shillings, which he said he paid for him to Long, and said he could sell him for fifteen pounds or fifteen guineas, which he was bid for him, and he had no occasion to let me have him without I'd pay him that money.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did Gay say he bought him for himself, or his master Mr. Cook?</p>
<p>Alington. He did not tell me who he bought him for.</p>
<p>Q. Who took Long up?</p>
<p>Alington. Gay did.</p>
<p>Q. To what purpose did you order Long to ride your horse?</p>
<p>Alington. To settle his legs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never say to any body that you sent him out in order to sell him?</p>
<p>Alington. No, never; he never bought nor sold for me in his life.</p>
<p>Q. What did Long say before the justice?</p>
<p>Alington. He said he had done a bad thing and must answer for it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought this horse the 3d of May, which was sometimes in my stable and sometimes in my partner's. We live two miles distance. About the middle of May Gay bid me ten pounds for him twice. He is a very remarkable horse, chesnut colour, a white fundament, and pidgeon eyed.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Is it usual for helpers to sell horses for their masters?</p>
<p>Dew. We do order grooms so to do sometimes, but never helpers.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-14-person158"> Richard Pacey
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am coachman to my Lord Mayhew, and our horses stand at Alington's stables. Long used to be a helper there sometimes. I saw him ride this chesnut horse in the ride. Mr. Alington ordered him to ride up and down Queen-street on the 8th of
<persName id="t17570914-14-person159"> August He
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> did not come back with him. I was sent to look after him in about fifteen minutes, but I could not find him.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Are not helpers frequently employ'd to buy and sell horses?</p>
<p>Pacey. I never knew it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-14-person160"> John Grafton
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person160" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-14-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to captain Clark.
<persName id="t17570914-14-person161"> John Long
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person161" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-14-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought the horse out of the stable to ride him, I can't say the day. He desired me to fetch a whip out of the stable. I did, and help'd him on the horse. He rode him once or twice up the ride. I did not see him afterwards.</p>
<p>Q from prisoner to Alington. Did not you lend me a pair of spurs to ride him?</p>
<p>Alington. I did.</p>
<p>Gay's Defence.</p>
<p>I saw Long going out with the horse; he said he was going to sell him, and if I had a mind to buy him, he'd set the lowest price, which was 8 l. and if I did not buy him, he would be sold in Smithfield for that money. He said he belong'd to a gentleman's servant. So I bought him for 8 l. and gave Long a crown for himself.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-14-person162"> Joshua Murphy
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person162" type="given" value="Joshua"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-14-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a publick house. Mr. Alington call'd upon me, and told me the man that used to ride for him had rode away with a horse of his, and had told him, and ask'd me whether it was a fraud or not. I told him I thought it was not a fraud nor a felony.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say he had trusted that man to sell him?</p>
<p>Murphy. No.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Gay was my servant since the fifth of March, I have known him six or seven years, he behaved just and honest. I trusted him to buy and sell horses for me. I seldom go to market myself, as I have other employment. If he hears of a horse he comes and tells me of him; sometimes
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140009"/> he gives earnest first, sometimes he buys and never comes to inform me of it before-hand. This horse was bought for me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he acquaint you before-hand of such a horse to be sold?</p>
<p>Cook. No. I had seen the horse before he bought him. I paid seven guineas myself to Long for him, he brought him to me about twelve o'clock on the Friday, and I sent Gay to Smithfield to sell him about five that afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you seen the horse before?</p>
<p>Cook. At Mr. Dew's stables. I knew Long had been employ'd to sell horses for other people, for one
<persName id="t17570914-14-person164"> William Compton
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<p>Q. Did you ask Long who he sold the horse for, or whether it was his own ?</p>
<p>Cook. No. I did neither. When I bid 10 l. for the horse I did not know that he was broken knee'd, and as he is, I think I gave full too dear for him</p>
<p>Q. Has Gay any profit in your horses he buys?</p>
<p>Cook. I give him 9 s. per week, and 5 s. per horse he buys.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-14-person165"> Thomas Rayne
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person165" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-14-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a dealer in horses, I saw the horse yesterday morning, I think the price given for him is as much as he will fetch in any market; I would not give above eight guineas for him the best time of the year.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-14-person166"> Joseph Holding
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<interp inst="t17570914-14-person166" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-14-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .
<persName id="t17570914-14-person167"> William Henry Cook
<interp inst="t17570914-14-person167" type="surname" value="Cook"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-14-person167" type="given" value="William Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-14-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> has been my servant six years. I am a tobacco merchant. He has thousands of pounds in his hands of mine every day untold. I look upon him to be strictly honest. I know Gay, he liv'd with me four years ago; he used to come to my house almost every day, to Mr. Cook. The lad is one of the soberest to be found in the stables, he'll not drink nor swear, and has a very good character.</p>
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<p>314. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-15-off87 t17570914-15-cd88"/> I was looking thro' the iron rails on
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. </p>
<p>I found it on the ground.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I felt him pulling it out. My pocket was turn'd inside out.</p>
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<p>315.
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<p>To which he
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<p>316. (M.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-16-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My brother John and I are partners. I live in Carnaby Market, I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-16-victim174 t17570914-16-viclabel98"/>. I have of late lost several quantities of oil. I suspected some of my servants. On the 16th of July my servant
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-16-defend178 t17570914-16-deflabel99"/>) own'd he had sold two quarts of my lamp oil to the prisoner at the bar for two pence. We took him into custody, and he confess'd to me he had sold him two quarts for a penny a quart. We had him before the justice, where he confess'd the same.</p>
<p>Q. What is that oil worth per quart?</p>
<p>Richard's. It is worth 7 d. or 8 d. per quart. We have two sorts at those prices. The prisoner was taken up, and carried before justice St. Lawrance, where he beg'd not to be committed to the Gatehouse, and said he would leave a 20 l. note of hand with me to make it up, and said he would never buy any stolen oil any more if I would forgive him that offence, and if he did buy any oil of the boy, he must be drunk; saying, pray Mr. Richards forgive me.</p>
<p>Q. Where does Weller live?</p>
<p>Richards. He lives in Oxford Road; he is a master lamp lighter, he has a few lamps.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. How near do you live to the prisoner at the bar?</p>
<p>Richards. I live in the same parish, about a quarter of a mile of him.</p>
<p>Q. Was the boy committed?</p>
<p>Richards. He was, to Bridewell.</p>
<p>Q. Did he continue there?</p>
<p>Richards. No. The justice said if he was kept there till sessions he'd be spoil'd, and not be sit for
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140010"/> my service, so he pass'd his word for the boy, and let him out.</p>
<p>Q. Do you give 7 d. per quart for lamp oil?</p>
<p>Richards. I do, as near as can be calculated.</p>
<p>Q. Was the 20 l. note offer'd to you, or to the justice, that he might not be committed?</p>
<p>Richards. He said he would give me a 20 l. note.</p>
<p>Q. Was not the man bail'd ?</p>
<p>Richards. He was.</p>
<p>Q. At the time you was before the justice, what did you value the oil at?</p>
<p>Richards. At 7 d. or 8 d. per quart.</p>
<p>Q. How came it to be put in the commitment 1 s. value?</p>
<p>Richards. The justice, valued the two quarts at that.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to make it 14 d. in the indictment?</p>
<p>Richards. I told the justice it cost me 14 d.</p>
<p>Q. Was it said before the justice that the prisoner gave but 2 d. for the two quarts?</p>
<p>Richards. It was, by the boy.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say to that?</p>
<p>Richards. He agreed to it.</p>
<p>Q. Tell the court the very words he made use of.</p>
<p>Richards. When the boy said he gave him 2 d. for it, under such a gateway in Portland-street, St. James's, the prisoner did not deny it.</p>
<p>Q. You mentioned something of his saying he must be drunk, mention that again.</p>
<p>Richards. He said if he did buy it for that price he must be drunk.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner at any time say he did buy it?</p>
<p>Richards. He immediately desir'd I would not proceed against him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-16-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an apprentice to Mr. Richards. I was employ'd to light the lamps. In the beginning of May last, about noon, the prisoner met me, as I was going into Portland-street, and ask'd me if I had got any oil, he wanted me to lend him some. I told him I had not much to spare. He beg'd I'd let him have some, so I let him have two quarts; he gave me 2 d. for it.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever sold him any before?</p>
<p>Morris. No, nor since. He was about as I was, putting oil into lamps then.</p>
<p>Q. Who measured it?</p>
<p>Morris. He had a measure that I think held rather above half a pint; he himself measured out eight of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did he desire you to bring him, or to let him have any more after this?</p>
<p>Morris. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Did he know you?</p>
<p>Morris. He knew who I belong'd to, by seeing me in the street before, doing my master's business; and he had seen me in my master's shop.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was you acquainted with him before this?</p>
<p>Morris. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you enquire where he lived, or he whose servant you was?</p>
<p>Morris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him frequently after this?</p>
<p>Morris. I did, many times; I used to see him almost every day.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this before you was taken up?</p>
<p>Morris. It was about a quarter of a year before.</p>
<p>Mr. Seymore. I am a constable, and was before justice St. Lawrance when the prisoner was charged with buying two quarts of lamp oil of this boy. The prisoner said he was certainly drunk if he bought oil of that boy. The justice wrote his mittimus to the Gatehouse. He beg'd of Mr. Richards to make it up, and he'd give him a 20 l. note of hand, if he ever bought any more of the boy.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention stolen oil?</p>
<p>Seymore. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention any thing of his knowing the oil being Mr. Richards's property, or the boy being his servant?</p>
<p>Seymore. No; he told me he knew the boy, and did not deny buying the oil, and the boy said he never bought any oil of him but that time.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was the 20 l. note offer'd to pay, on condition he ever bought oil of any of his servants?</p>
<p>Seymore. He said, '' Mr. Richards, I'll give you '' a note under my hand never to buy any more '' oil of your boy.''</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where the prisoner lives?</p>
<p>Seymore. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the time he was bail'd?</p>
<p>Seymore. I do not; but I have seen him about frequently since he was bail'd.</p>
<p>Q. Did he surrender here ?</p>
<p>Seymore. I met him and his two bail coming from his house here, and he surrender'd to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make any attempt to escape?</p>
<p>
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<p>Mr. Sumerset. Lamp oil at present is worth half a crown a gallon, and at the time mention'd in the indictment it was worth 7 d. per quart.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw that boy, nor bought a drop of oil of him in my days.</p>
<p>The prisoner call'd
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<p>Q. When did you lose this gown?</p>
<p>Cane. I lost it last Tuesday was se'n-night.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose it from?</p>
<p>Cane. From out of a cellar where I live.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was there last Tuesday was se'n-night?</p>
<p>Cane. I am sure it was there last Tuesday was se'n-night; my wife saw it, but I did not. The pawnbroker that she pawn'd it with told me she brought it to him.</p>
<p>Q. When did he tell you so ?</p>
<p>Cane. Last Wednesday was se'n-night, and she acknowledged that she stole it.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when the gown was found?</p>
<p>Cane. I was at the place where the gown was found; it was found at the pawnbroker's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-17-person200" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lost a gown last Tuesday was se'n-night.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see it?</p>
<p>C. Cane. I saw it in my cellar that morning, about seven o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before you missed it?</p>
<p>C. Cane. I missed it about ten.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see it again?</p>
<p>C. Cane. I saw it again the day after at Mr. Welch's house.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to suspect the prisoner?</p>
<p>Cane. Because the man next door pected her, and said that nobody went out but she; I went to the pawnbroker's, and there I saw her come in; and mistrusting her I took hold of her, and carried her before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the gown?</p>
<p>Cane. The pawnbroker that she pledg'd it with has it here. (The gown produced in court, and deposed to.) I know it is mine, because it is a new one and never was mended; the prisoner told Mr. Welch's servants that she took it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-17-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Covent-Garden; the prisoner brought the gown to me on Tuesday was se'n-night, the 6th of September.</p>
<p>Q. Was it before ten in the morning?</p>
<p>Coates. I can't tell; I know it was not before seven or eight.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say it was her own?</p>
<p>Coates. Another woman, named
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<interp inst="t17570914-17-person202" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-17-person202" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , was with the prisoner, and took the money of me for the gown in the prisoner's name. I reckon'd it was pawn'd by this
<persName id="t17570914-17-person203"> Ann Brown
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<interp inst="t17570914-17-person203" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-17-person203" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I took it to be her property. Justice Welch sent his man to our house with the prisoner at the bar, where she said she would pay for the gown, and desired I would speak to the justice of the peace to be as favourable to her as possible. I told her it was not in my power. She told me she would pay for the gown if she work'd her fingers to the bone, if I would interceed with the justice to forgive her. I spoke to the justice, and he said he could not compound felony.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say how she came by it?</p>
<p>Coates. I did not hear her say how she came by it; she told the justice that
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<p>The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-18-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<p>Q. How far was this from the house?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140012"/>Barnard. It was about ten yards from the house; there was nobody along with me. He went back to the house from whence he came. I went and ask'd him for the cane. He wrap'd the string round his hand, and told me my wife had given it to him.</p>
<p>Q. Was your wife there?</p>
<p>Barnard. My wife was in the house, and another woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use any words or threatenings?</p>
<p>Barnard. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Was the landlord of the house there?</p>
<p>Barnard. The landlord was not there, nor his wife, nor his servants.</p>
<p>Q. Had you had any quarrel before you went out of the house?</p>
<p>Barnard. He defrauded me of a 20 l. bank note just before. I sat myself down and ask'd him for the cane, but he would not give it me. Mr. Walker went out, my wife went out, and I followed them, and missed him. I never saw the cane after. I ask'd him for it afterwards, and he said he would make me amends, and that he would give me another cane. He did not deny but what he had the cane.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think he intended to steal it?</p>
<p>Barnard. He took it by force in the street.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. About the time that this happen'd you had an inclination to marry, did he not lend you some money to get a licence?</p>
<p>Barnard. Yes, he did; two 36 s. pieces and a guinea, and he went and arrested me for 42 l.</p>
<p>Q. Did you settle accounts together?</p>
<p>Barnard. We never had any accounts to settle.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not married the day after this robbery, as you call it?</p>
<p>Barnard. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Pray who gave your wife to you?</p>
<p>Barnard. The prisoner stood father.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure this was the day after he took your cane, by force as you say.</p>
<p>Barnard. I am sure it was.</p>
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<p>[See him tried before No. 63, in Mr. Alderman Rawlinson's Mayoralty.]</p> </div1>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-19-off112 t17570914-19-crimeloc114"/>. On the 3d of August I went out about three o'clock in the afternoon, and returned about six; when I returned I missed a silver tankard; there were several people in the house at the time, but my people suspected the prisoner, who was missing at the time the tankard was. He was described to me. On Friday the 5th of August a lad came to my house and told me he believed his father had some of my tankard offer'd to him for sale, cut in pieces.</p>
<p>Q. What is that lad's name?</p>
<p>Lebeau. I can't tell. The boy's father met me at the Gun in Shoreditch, and shew'd me the house where the prisoner lodged. He went to the Thistle and Crown in Kingsland Road, where the gentleman described him, and said he lives at next door. I said he answer'd the description, having a greasy place on his left shoulder. We went into his room. I said to the prisoner where is the plate which you offer'd to sell to this man? He said, after some little hesitation, he had it about him. I sent for two gentlemen, named
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<p>(Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Q. Is that any part of your tankard?</p>
<p>Lebeau. I can't say it is. When he was before Sir
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<interp inst="t17570914-19-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he said, when he came home the tankard was in his bag. He was ask'd why he did not carry it where he had been, knowing it was not his property; he said he was so fuddled he did not know where he had been. Sir Samuel ask'd him how it came to be in these small pieces: He said one
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<interp inst="t17570914-19-person218" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was drinking at my landlord's on Wednesday the 3d of August, between five and six o'clock in the afternoon; the prisoner came in between five and six. There were some
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140013"/> drummers in the house, who said they had no money, and they made a collection upon the drum head; the prisoner put down a penny; after that they had two full pots.</p>
<p>Q. Had they been beating there on any occasion ?</p>
<p>Mercier. The landlord had been married the day before, and they came to beat. After they had drank the beer out, which were two pots in all, the tankard was missing.</p>
<p>Q. What tankard had they their beer in, that which was missing or another?</p>
<p>Mercier. In that that was lost. Then the prisoner only was missing. The landlord was not within then.</p>
<p>Q. Who missed the tankard ?</p>
<p>Mercier. The maid servant. On the Friday when he was taken I was sent for to the prisoner lodgings, to know whether he was the man that I suspected I said he was the very same man that was missing when the tankard was lost. Then fifteen pieces of silver were taken out of his pocket, and delivered to the officer. Then the officer brought him to the prosecutor's house.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the justice?</p>
<p>Mercier. I was.</p>
<p>Q. What past there?</p>
<p>Mercier. I can't recollect.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-19-person219" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 3d of August I was at the prosecutor's house, there were several drummers in the room, during which the prisoner came in with a large bag on his back, a little round hat, and had a carroty beard; there was a collection made for money to make the drummers drink, one of them went round with his drum. I put a penny on the drum head, we gather'd to the sum of six pence, and they spent it in beer; they had it in a tankard, which appeared to me to be silver, without a lid; it was handed to me. I had it in my hand, the prisoner said it was his turn to drink. I drank to him, and deliver'd him the tankard; so it went about from one to another, till it came to me a second time. The prisoner sat upon a chair with his back to the chimney. I drank to him a second time. I deliver'd it to him again, and we got talking about one thing or other. I never saw the tankard afterwards, nor did I see the prisoner go out of the room; but soon after it was missing, and the prisoner was gone. After that the prosecutor came home, and was told one of his tankards was missing by his maid; he inquir'd what sort of people. I described the man had been there. (meaning the prisoner.) On Friday the 5th of August the prosecutor came to my house, and desired I would go along with him, for according to the description of the man, he thought he had got the person that had note his tankard. I went with him to the prisoner's house. The prosecutor said is that the man. I said, to the best of my knowledge, he is the man that was there at the time, and to whom I delivered the tankard as we were drinking. He was secured, then Mr. Mercier came, and said he was the man; the prosecutor's maid said the same. He was taken before Sir
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<interp inst="t17570914-19-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , where he said the tankard must have stuck to his bag, for when he came home he found it in it, but could not tell whose it was, or who put it there; and said, he must own that he was d - 'd drunk, and that a man that lodg'd in the next room to him work'd about it all night while he was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. What did he mean by that ?</p>
<p>Dempure. I don't understand what he meant by that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-19-person221" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Wednesday the 3d of August I went to the other end of the town to carry some goods.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live ?</p>
<p>Reeve. In Shoreditch, and keep a pewterer's shop My wife told me there had been a man that wanted to see me, he had something to sell.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come to you afterwards ?</p>
<p>Reeve. He did. It was the prisoner at the bar. He pull'd out this bit of silver ( producing a piece of a handle ) I touch'd it upon an oil stone.</p>
<p>Q. Did he desire to know what it was, or did he offer it to you to sell?</p>
<p>Reeve. He offer'd it to me to sell. I went to a silversmith, who said it was silver; he weigh'd it, and said if he was to buy it, he would give about 4 s. then I said I may venture to give 3 s. The prisoner said when I came back, you need not be afraid to buy it, for I pick'd it up in a tom-turd-hole. I was very scrupulous of buying. I bought it for 3 s. After this I happened to read in the Newspaper of a quart silver tankard being stole in the prosecutor's house. I went thither, and there was the prisoner. I told the affair before Sir
<persName id="t17570914-19-person222"> Samuel Gower
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<interp inst="t17570914-19-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He ask'd the prisoner if what I had said was truth, he said it was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-19-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable that was charg'd with the prisoner. I search'd him in his lodgings, and took this silver ( here produced) out of his pocket. I had him before Sir
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<interp inst="t17570914-19-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , where he own'd it stuck to his bag.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any more?</p>
<p>Cavit. I heard no more, there was a great crowd.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner take the cherries?</p>
<p>Goodman. No, I did not. I saw them after he had thrown them down.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the cherries. I was carrying a load from the water side, there was a great crowd of us all together; this man has ow'd me a spight these three years, and this is all spight.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-21-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had an occasion to step out, so desired him to take care of my things, which were the goods mention'd in the indictment, tied up in a handkerchief. I was out about a dozen minutes, and when I returned Mr. Owen was not there. I met the prisoner coming out as I went in at the door. I call'd to the landlady to know where my friend was, who said he was gone into the kitchen. He came to me. I ask'd him where my handkerchief was. He said the man that had been there must have it. The landlady said he had just flung down 3 d. for his liquor and went out.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in the tap-room before you went out?</p>
<p>Ballit. There was nobody in the tap room but my friend, I, and the prisoner. I advertised the goods, and Mr. Wilmot, in St. Bride's Alley, sent for me, and told me he had heard of my goods, and knew the man that had been at his house to pawn them, but he did not take them in; so I went and took him up, and carried him before my Lord-mayor, where he confessed the taking of them.</p>
<p>Q. What were the words he made use of?</p>
<p>Ballit. He said he was at the house, and seeing them lie there, and knowing they were not the landlord's property, he thought he might take them as well as any body else.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-21-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with the prosecutor at the time, who said he had an occasion to go out, so desired me to take care of his parcel. There was the prisoner in the house. I went backwards into the kitchen, and when I returned the prosecutor was come in, but the prisoner and parcel were gone. I went out, but could not see him. When he was taken I pick'd him out from a dozen people, at the Mansion-House, where I heard him confess he had the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-21-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner was in my house at the time the prosecutor was; he call'd for a pint of beer, and after that a pennyworth. When the prosecutor was gone out the prisoner flung down 3 d. and went away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-21-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a barber, and have been acquainted with the prisoner six or seven years; he is a
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<p>Q. Where did the prisoner tell you he found them?</p>
<p>Wigget. He told me he found them over-against the Golden-Lion, in the Old-Bailey.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I live upon Holbourn-Hill, three doors beyond St. Andrew's Church gate.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose these things?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. At the Crown in Duck-Lane; there are two doors, one goes out into Bartholomew-Close.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-21-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 23d of July Mr. Wigget came to me and desired me to come to his shop, where was the prisoner at the bar. Mr. Wigget said, my friend has had the luck to find these things, and produced them; you are a judge of them, be so good as to tell us what they are worth. I advised them not to part with them, but stay and see if they were advertised. On the Monday they told me they were not advertised, and ask'd me to go along with them to pawn them. We all three went, but at the pawnbroker's door the prisoner made an excuse to go away about some business, and said he'd come to us at Mr. Wigget's house. I pawn'd them in the prisoner's name, and Mr. Wigget's name was put at the bottom of the paper.</p>
<p>Q. By whose direction did you pawn them?</p>
<p>Polock. By the direction of the prisoner. I gave Mr. Wigget the money in hand, and he said we will go and drink somewhere. We went to an alehouse opposite his house and call'd for a pot of beer, and before the beer was out the prisoner came in Mr. Wigget paid 3 d. for the pot of beer out of the money, and gave the prisoner the r est.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-21-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Wigget came with Mr. Polock and offer'd these things to pawn with me. Wigget told me the poor man that own'd them was in distress, and a little money would be acceptable, that he knew them to be the man's property, and it was upon a pinch, so I took them in. ( Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Wigget. I have known the prisoner some years; he is one of the best of workmen, and I never heard any harm of him before this.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into that house and call'd for a pint of beer, and after that I had a pennyworth more. These goods lay on a bench in the house; there was nobody near them, nor in the tap-room, where they lay. I thought some strange person had come in and left them there, so I took them with me; the next morning I went to several people that work'd in these sort of things, and after that I was told they belong'd to Mr. Ballit. I went to get shaved at this Mr. Wigget's shop, and told them I found these things over night, near the Old-Bailey. They would have me pawn them, but I would not, so I kept them from the Saturday till the Monday, thinking they might be advertised. Then I came to his shop again, and he advised me to pawn them, and let the man that own'd them fetch them out, so I consented.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-22-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I hired a hackney coach, and I, my wife, and another woman were in it. I order'd the coachman to fasten the trunk, with the things mention'd in the indictment in it, to the coach behind, and ordered him to drive me to the Saracen's-Head in Friday-Street, from the Strand. The trunk with all in it was gone before we came to St. Paul's Church.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard of any of them again?</p>
<p>Francis. The prisoner at the bar was taken and brought before my Lord-mayor, and I have got the greatest part of my things.</p>
<p>Q. Was he there charged with stealing these things?</p>
<p>Francis. He was.</p>
<p>Q. What answer did he make?</p>
<p>Francis. I have forgot his answer. I think he said he found the trunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-22-person253" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner at the bar came to my shop on Tuesday night the 2d of August.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140016"/>E. Wood. I live in Field lane, and keep a sale shop; he ask'd me if I would buy some shirts.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before ?</p>
<p>E. Wood. I never saw him in my life before to my knowledge, nor since till now.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dress'd ?</p>
<p>E. Wood. He had a laced hat on. I took him to be a footman. I said to him, let me see them. I look'd at them, and said, these are too good for left off shirts.</p>
<p>Q. Are any of the goods in court?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Here is a laced hat, and a pair of stockings. (producing them ) these were in the trunk with the rest of the things. I was inform'd I need not bring the whole of them here. This hat was on the prisoner's head, and the stockings on his legs when taken, they are my property. I have been at Holland since the trunk was lost.</p>
<p>E. Wood. I ask'd the prisoner if the shirts were his own, he said they were, and that to tell me the truth he was a lieutenant, that he was come away for debt out of the country, and was going to sea, and if I did not think well of it. he could shew me his protection if I could read. He shew'd me a paper, I read in it, Edmburgh, Alexander Robertson discharg'd, dated 1755. I ask'd him what it was. He said you do not understand these things, and took it out of my hand. I ask'd him whether these shirts came by the coach or waggon, he said by the Chester waggon, and it put up at the Bull Inn, Holbourn. I asked him what he would have for them; he said 4 s. a piece.</p>
<p>Q. How many were there of them?</p>
<p>E. Wood. There were three of them I agreed to give it. I gave him a guinea to give me change, he said he had no change, but he had a few more things that he could spare, and he'd go and fetch them, and said I might let it alone till he came. So he left the guinea with me, and said he had left his box in a cellar, and it was open. I said, what but just come to town, and leave a box in such a manner, why did you not go to an inn; he said he did that to save charges. He went away, and return'd with a great trunk on his head, big enough to hold two or three people. He put it down in the shop, and took out six shifts, two waistcoats, and I think one pair of drawers, six handkerchiefs, two of them were border'd with red. He took up one, and ask'd me if I ever saw such a one before, and said his brother at the Indies made him a present of them. He took out some neckcloths and some stockings. Then he pull'd out some womens cloaths. I said what have you got womens coaths. He said do you think I have not got a wife I said how came you not to bring her with you. He said she was not far off, she is at the Bull Inn. I said I will not touch them till you bring her here, I am afraid you have strip'd her, and left her behind you He ask'd 41 s. for six shifts, three shirts, two waistcoats, and two pair of ruffles. I began to be very much surprised, having nobody with me, and it was almost ten o'clock at night. I went over the way to a Barber's shop, and knock'd at the door, but they were all gone to bed. Then I thought I would give the prisoner but part of the money, and so I bid him come again in the morning. So I gave him a guinea, and bid him come again for the rest. He wanted me to let him leave the trunk there, I would not permit that, it having been left at a cellar unlock'd, and if any thing had been taken out, I might be blam'd; so he took it away with him In the morning I went to see if the things were in any paper, but saw nothing of it. Then I went to the Printer of the Daily Advertiser. I left three shillings to have it put in, but the paper being full, he said it could not be in till the Friday; this was on the Wednesday. The next morning I found in the Advertiser a trunk lost, the size of this. Then I went to the prosecutor as directed, and told him the same as here, and was glad to deliver him the things I had bought.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-22-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Black Bull in Holbourn. I was smoaking a pipe with my friend, and in came a porter with a large trunk, a little after eleven at night, on the 3d of
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<interp inst="t17570914-22-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> asked me if a gentleman could have a lodging there. I said yes, if there were nobody but himself; he put the trunk on the floor; then came in the prisoner, who wanted change for a guinea. I chang'd it, he gave the porter 6 d. The porter ask'd him to make him drink, then he call'd for a full pot of beer; he eat some buttock of beef, he was very hungry. He had a pair of new shoes on, and these stockings here produc'd, a very dirty shirt, and this laced hat (thinks I this is some post chaise affair) I began to ask him questions, first what countryman, - Chester, - how did you come, - by the coach, - how far have you come to day, - twenty miles, - that stage must run fifty or sixty miles a day, - I came by a coach, - where did you put up, - at the Plume of Feathers, - there is no such inn as I know of. Then he said it was at the Blossom Inn. I said, why did not you stay there all night. He said he came to see
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140017"/> some acquaintance, a hair merchant in Holbourn. Then he said he was going to sea, on board a letter of marque. I was very busy with him, and found him in a great many stories. I ask'd him if he came thro' St. Alban's, he said he din'd there; I said that is above twenty miles from London. I said I am afraid your shirt will not suit my sheets, they are rather too white for you; I should be afraid to lie with you, fearing I should catch something; said he, I have ruffled shirts in the trunk. Then he open'd it, and pull'd out a large ruffled shirt; thought I, that was never made for you. I look'd in and saw a suit of cloaths trim'd with gold I ask'd him why he did not clean himself before he came to town. Then I look'd and saw a petticoat, said I what do you wear petticoats too; then he ask'd me if I was going to rob him. I said no. Then I told him I should keep him till I knew how he came by that trunk. Then I sent my tapster to the watch house, but there was no constable. Then I went and knock'd up Mr. Stanton, a constable, who came with me. I charged him with the prisoner, upon suspicion of stealing the trunk and things. Mr. Stanton charg'd me to assist, and we took him to the Compter; the trunk was advertised next morning. Then we took the prisoner and things before my Lord mayor, who sent for the prosecutor from St. Mary Hill; the gentlewoman had an inventory of all the things.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you see this evidence before my Lord-mayor?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did.</p>
<p>Thoruber. My Lord committed the prisoner to Newgate, we attended him thither, and there left him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-22-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a coachman to a common hackney coach. I took the prosecutor up at the Bell in the strand, at the back of the New Church.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I came then from Bristol.</p>
<p>Taylor. He order'd me to make the trunk secure behind the coach. I took and bound it fast thro' the handles, and tied the rope with two knots; when I came against the toy-shop in St. Paul's Church yard, I ask'd a man how the trunk was behind, who look'd, and said you have got never a trunk there. I got down and saw it was gone.</p>
<p>Mr. Stanton. I am a constable. I was sent for to Mr. Thornber's house; there was the prisoner with a large trunk. The prisoner said the things in it were his property; I said if they were, he could tell us what they were. He mention'd some things, and we took them down. We said are there not more things, he said some things not material. When we came to examine them, we found fifty more things than he had mention'd. There was a good suit of cloaths that he said was made for him. We made him put them on, but they were too long for him; he said his father order'd them to be made so because he was growing.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this?</p>
<p>Stanton. About twelve o'clock; there were two razors we took out of his pocket ( producing them )</p>
<p>Prosecutor. These are none of mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I found this trunk betwixt St. Paul's and Ludgate, about eight o'clock. I came from Westchester, my father lives there. I am a
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<p>Q. to Taylor. What time of the night was it when you missed the trunk from behind the coach?</p>
<p>Taylor. It had not gone seven.</p>
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<p>Richard Green. I live in St. Dunstan's Court Fleet-street. My wife and I were gone out, and I came home I was told there had been a my house, and he was taken and carry'd to Bridewell. I went there, the prisoner was ask'd if he knew me, he said he did not. He own'd he took the tea chest from off the dresser, and was carrying it away under his coat, and beg'd I would forgive him. He own'd he had got in with a sister of mine, from whom he got intelligence that I came from Berkshire; so he took an opportunity to come when we were gone out, pretending he was acquainted with us to the maid, who asked him to sit down, which he did, till he could find an opportunity to carry off something.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-23-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Hole in the Wall, Fleet-street. The day that this tea chest was missing, I heard the cry of stop thief in St. Dunstan's Court. I saw a man run pass my door, I took and had him back to Mr. Green's door, where I saw the tea chest standing on the threshold of the door. ( The things produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing upon the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Branand. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the maid servant ?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She went away from me three days after, and never ask'd for her wages; from which I think there has been some dabling work.</p>
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<p>Branand. I heard him confess he had got the tea chest in his hand, and made an attempt to carry it off.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I call'd to see Mr. Green and his wife, they were not at home; I staid there upwards of an hour, and walked backwards and forwards in the room, the chest was upon a table. I sat down in a chair by the table, I took it up and look'd at it, the maid was washing in a little room. She came out and said what are you going to do with it; she took it from me, and put it on the floor, and call'd out stop thief.</p>
<p>Q. to Green. Had you any knowledge of the prisoner ?</p>
<p>Green. I never saw him in my life before that day.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<p>Q. Were any things in the boat?</p>
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<p>Q. How did you pursue him?</p>
<p>Peart. I pursued him in another boat. He was taken on shore.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say for himself?</p>
<p>Peart. He said he knew nothing of it. There was a constable at hand, who took charge of him, and carried him to the Poultry Compter.</p>
<p>Q. When was this ?</p>
<p>Peart. This was between eight and nine in the morning, on the 10th of Augu st.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-24-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was landing some goods at the same time at Fishmongers Wharf. I heard Peart call stop thief. I had known the prisoner seven or eight years. I ran along shore, and laid hold of him, just as he came up the stairs by Watermens Hall He was carry'd before Alderman Alexander the same day, and charg'd with stealing the grocery. He said he was in the boat, that was all.</p>
<p>Q. to Peart. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing before the Alderman ?</p>
<p>Peart. He said he was in the boat.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>There was a press gang saw me going along by St. Magnus's Church. I ran down to the water side, where I saw this boat lying. I jump'd into her, and put her off to save myself.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was that watch hid?</p>
<p>Towle. It was in a field just by Sir
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<interp inst="t17570914-25-person279" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to Mr. Towle. The prisoner was painting the outside of the window shutter in my chamber. About ten o'clock in the morning I locked my watch up in a drawer, knowing he was to come. About four in the afternoon I had an occasion to go to my drawer, where it then was, and in moving the things I removed it from one side of the drawer to the other, so that I am positive it was there then. After that I saw it no more, till it was found by the information of the evidence.</p>
<p>Q. Can you give an account which way the watch was taken out of the drawer?</p>
<p>S. Towle. There was a mark on the wood work of the drawer, and there was a notch made in the lock.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you lock'd the drawer?</p>
<p>S. Towle. I am certain of that.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you miss it?</p>
<p>S. Towle. I did not miss it till about nine in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Was any other person at work there besides the prisoner that day?</p>
<p>S. Towle. No, there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon this watch produced here.</p>
<p>S. Towle. (She takes it in her hand.) This is my watch.</p>
<p>Q. How long was he in your room?</p>
<p>S. Towle. He was in it a little after ten, and did not leave the room till about one. I sat below in the parlour, and heard him take his board in. I imagin'd he had done work, and was going to dinner, but instead of hearing him come down as I expected, he did not, so I went up to see what he was about. I found my chamber door shut, but not lock'd, and he was in the room in a good deal of confusion; he went to the window, seemingly to make an excuse to look out, after turning away from that part of the room where the chest of drawers stood. He then went away. I ask'd him what farther was to be done. He said his master had given him orders not to do any thing more in that room that day. He came again about half an hour after five in the afternoon, and staid till about seven; he was then in the room alone. He then went to finish the other two windows; there are four windows to the room. These two windows he had told me he was not to do any thing to that day, by reason of the weather that lay upon them.</p>
<p>Alvery Baker. I went to the White Swan in Whitecross-street, to
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<p>Q. Did you know Cannington before this?</p>
<p>Baker. I did. I ask'd him what it was. He said a watch and tweezers.</p>
<p>Q. to S. Towle. Had you tweezers to your watch?</p>
<p>S. Towle. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Baker. I said, as he had got it he might get rid of it as he could, for I would have nothing to do with it. The next day he sent for me to a publick house, shew'd me a piece of the chain, and desired me to fell some of it. He said he had hid the watch under a tree, in a field going to Newington. I beg'd he would keep away from me, but on the Saturday he sent a letter to me, wherein he told me he had sold some of the chain to a Jew in White-Chapel. On the Monday morning I went to Mr. Towle, and told him all that Rawson had said to me. I told the same also to justice Fielding. I could not tell where to find
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<p>Q. Was you there when the prisoner was examined?</p>
<p>Baker. I was, and he denied knowing any thing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-25-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my lodgings, where were several other painters, at the Swan in Whitecross-Street. He said he heard I was lately come out of the country.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Rawson. I can't tell the day of the month; it was in August, about eight or nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. When did you lose your watch?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. On the 3d of August.</p>
<p>Rawson. After some little time the prisoner beckon'd me to him in another box. I went. Then he said, '' Have you been so long in the country '' at a guinea a week, and can't wear a gold watch '' as well as I.'' I had then a silver one in my pocket. He took me out of the house and produced a gold watch. That was the same that is here produced. He left it with me, and I hid it in the ground; it has the name Bowles on the dial plate, and upon the work.</p>
<p>Q. Was there ever a gold chain to it at that time ?</p>
<p>Rawson. Yes, there was.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any twezers to it?</p>
<p>Rawson. No. He said it was too late for him to go home to Newington, so he ask'd me to let him lie along with me. I got liberty for him so to do. Then he told me he had two half crowns that he took from the same place where he took the watch, and that he saw the watch put into the drawer, and that he made use of an instrument which we use in our business, call'd a putty stick; it is made of iron, with which he wrench'd up the top of the drawers, and so got the drawer out, took out the watch, then held up the top of the drawers while he put the drawer in again, and it went chuck into its place again without hurting the lock.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the chain ?</p>
<p>Rawson. He gave that into my possession also; that when he went to work the next morning he might not have any thing about him to detect him.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the watch and chain ?</p>
<p>Rawson. I'hid them under a tree at Newington Green, near Sir
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<p>Mr. Brown. I employ'd the prisoner in painting at Mr. Towle's house. This last witness told me where he had put the watch and chain. I went with him and others, and he shew'd me the place, and I took it out.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did I not leave all the things in the room that evening because it rain'd?</p>
<p>Brown. The things were left in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you bid the prisoner leave off painting that afternoon ?</p>
<p>Brown. The rain beat against two of the windows, so I bid him not to do them then; but he did do them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took this house to do of Mr. Brown, at so much money; I was to have nine shillings for doing the windows, and was obliged to take all opportunities for the weather; the reason of my leaving it and coming again at five was, the weather coming better. I desire Mr. Brown to speak of me what he knows.</p>
<p>Mr. Brown. He work'd for me about three weeks on and off. I have known him no longer. He never work'd for me a whole week together. I know nothing ill of him, but this thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-26-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am beadle of the parish of St. Bride's. Mr. Brown, a painter at Newington, came to London on the 2d of September, and enquired for the churchwardens of the parish of St. Bride's, who were not in the way, but one of the overseers brought him to me, and desired I would assist Mr. Brown in taking the prisoner, he having had an information against him on this affair.</p>
<p>Q. What was lost?</p>
<p>Arnold. Two gold tossels belonging to the pulpit cushion, from out of a wainscot box in the vestry room.</p>
<p>The Second Part of these Proceedings will be published in a few Days.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140021"/>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 14th, Thursday the 15th, Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th, and Monday the 19th of SEPTEMBER.</p>
<p>In the Thirty-first Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER VII. PART II. Being the Seventh 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. 1757.</p>
<p>[Price Four-pence.]</p>
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<p>Q. WERE they fix'd to the cushion?</p>
<p>Arnold. They were.</p>
<p>Q. When were they missing?</p>
<p>Arnold. I can't say the exact time.</p>
<p>Q. When was the last time you saw them?</p>
<p>Arnold. That was, I believe; about the 22d of April, or the Sunday before; the church was shut up about that time.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you meet with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Arnold. I went with Mr. Brown to the Cross-Keys Inn, Gracechurch-Street, where he was at work as a journeyman barber. We took him before a magistrate, where he wanted to be admitted an evidence against Rawson.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing as to the fact he is now charged with?</p>
<p>Arnold. He acknowledged he came into the vestry room, when Rawson was at work there as a journeyman painter, and could say enough to hang Rawson.</p>
<p>Q. Did he own he took the tossels ?</p>
<p>Arnold. I can't directly say whether he did or not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find the tossels again ?</p>
<p>Arnold. No, never.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-26-person288" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am sextoness of the parish of St. Bride's. The church was open on the 22d of April, two years ago, and then shut up nine months to be beautified. On the 22d of April the gold tossels were there, I had lock'd them up in the box as usual in the vestry, there were four tossels to the cushion; and about two or three months after, the things being exceeding good, I was afraid they would mildew; I unlock'd the box to look at the cushion, and missed two tossels.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the box lock'd?</p>
<p>S. Davis. I did, but the tossels could be taken out without unlocking the box; which is a yard or more long, and is made something in a half round, so as to receive the whole as it lies on the pulpit, and each end might be lifted up, so as to get a hand in and take out the tossels, the lock being in the middle; since that we have had a lock put on at each end.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen the two tossels since?</p>
<p>S. Davis. No.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any other workmen in the vestry room at the time it was beautifying, besides Rawson?</p>
<p>S. Davis. Yes, a great many. I know he was there for one. There were bricklayers, carpenters, and all sorts of workmen in the vestry.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner there?</p>
<p>S. Davis. No, never to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-26-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to me when I was at work, in painting: the vestry room at St. Bride's Church, and ask'd me how I did; there stood a box by him. He ask'd me what was in it. I said I did not know. He said then he'd soon know what was in it, and lifted up the lid and took out a gold tossel; he shew'd it to me and said, '' This is a pretty booty.'' I mov'd my steps to the door where I was at work, but whether he cut or wrong it off I do not know. He brought it some yards from the box. The next day he came again and took another tossel in the same manner. After that he told me he made six shillings a piece of them; that he sold one at the Flower-Pot in Bishopsgate-Street, and the other in Wood-Street.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any part of the money ?</p>
<p>Rawson. We had eels together at the Bell, and he gave me 3 s. in part of the money; he said he had lost the money he sold one of them for at cribbige.</p>
<p>Q. When did you make the first discovery of this?</p>
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<p>John Brown. I went to New Prison to see Cannington, who told me Rawson and the prisoner had stole some gold tassels from out of St. Bride's church, but could not tell the time. I went to the overseer of St. Bride's, who directed me to Arnold, so came at the knowledge of the affair.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner confess any thing?</p>
<p>Brown. I heard him say he would discover the whole affair, if they would admit him an evidence, that he saw Rawson burning something; he ask'd him what it was, and he answer'd it was a bit of lace.</p>
<p>Q. to S. Davis. Did you ever inquire where the evidence says the tossels were sold?</p>
<p>S. Davis. No. I never did.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On the 8th of August I went to his worship, and made the discovery of the gold watch stolen by Cannington. When Rawson's mittimus was writing, Mr. Brown said, now is your time to make what discovery you can, and get admitted an evidence Rawson had said he knew of nothing against me, but his making diamonds, in order to deceive the pawnbrokers, which I carried about. His worship order'd me to go home to work, I did, and remain'd there till the 2d of September, when Mr. Brown and that other witness came to me, and said they came to save my life, for Rawson was going to make himself an evidence against me for these tossels. I said I heard Rawson make mention of that, and several more robberies I told them I would go with them where they pleased. We went before Mr. Fielding, and the justice told me I must go to the watch house, and he would hear me in the morning. When he sent for me I was detain'd there two hours before Rawson came up; when he came he was admitted, and swore these two robberies against me.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Rowbridge. He had a very good one, all the time he was with me he behav'd very well, and was very honest.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you miss them?</p>
<p>Adams. I never miss'd them till he was taken on the 10th of August. I saw him in the custody of Mr. Johnson. he was brought back with the nails on his shoulder; he confessed to me that he stole them from me, and that he had stole others on the 8th and 9th.</p>
<p>Q. What was the weight of the nails that he was detected with?</p>
<p>Adams. Thirty-six pounds, they were tied up in an apron. He confessed he had sold the others to the other prisoner Martin, and that he lived in High-street, St. Giles's, near the pound. I had a search warrant, and found them there.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear to any of them?</p>
<p>Adams. I can to the lath nails that I saw there.</p>
<p>Q. When did you search his house?</p>
<p>Adams. I think it was on the Monday following, the day that we detected the boy ( the nails produced in court;) these (laying his hand on a parcel) are the nails that Elkins rob'd me of on the 10th of
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> whole that I found in divers parcels at Martin's house are three quarters of a hundred, seven pounds and two ounces.</p>
<p>Q. In what part of his house did you find them?</p>
<p>Adams. In the back part of his house, on the ground floor, in the very same place the other prisoner had before told us of.</p>
<p>Q. Were they conceal'd?</p>
<p>Adams. No, they were not.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the prisoners been taken up before you searched Martin's house?</p>
<p>Adams. They had been in consinement a week.</p>
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<p>Adams. I had a large parcel, 27 l. worth; the man who I had them of sold me these nails, a great deal bigger than common, which no body in London uses; he saw I did not much understand it.</p>
<p>Q. Is there no trade uses such nails as these ?</p>
<p>Adams. Yes there are; but there are just the size of them I have at home.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you these nails from?</p>
<p>Adams. The man had them in town, and sold them to me.</p>
<p>Q. Can you point out any mark upon any nail here, by which you know it.</p>
<p>Adams. Only by the size.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Adams, we had a suspicion of the prisoner's coming for nails with a false pretence; and on the 10th of August we catch'd him, by watching him as he was coming from the prosecutor's shop, between ten and eleven o'clock, he had thirty-six pounds weight of nails on his head, apron and all. We brought him back and examin'd him, he pretended some workmen had sent him for the nails, but after much equivocation, he confessed he was going to sell them to the other prisoner Martin.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see where he brought the nails from?</p>
<p>Johnson. I saw him come with them out of my master's shop, and he confessed he took them from out of the shop. I ask'd him what he did with the nails he took the day before, he said he sold them to Martin. Then I ask'd him what he did with what he took the day before yesterday. He said he sold them to Martin, and that he never sold any to any body else. I was with the constable in apprehending Martin. The boy told us he could go and sell the nails that we took him with to Martin. So we let him carry them, and the constable and I went with him.</p>
<p>Q. How far does your master live from Martin's house?</p>
<p>Johnson. My master lives in Rupert-street, about half a mile from Martin's. When we came to the house, the boy went to the door, the constable and a soldier went with him. I went to a public house over the way, and look'd out at the window, but could not hear what past. The boy put the nails on the bench, and ask'd for Martin, but I found Martin was not at home; they staid at the door while a man as I believe was sent for Martin. I saw a man go out, the boy staid without the door; when the prisoner Martin came home, the boy went into the shop after him with the nails, and in about five minutes I went over to them, and found the constable had the two prisoners in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. I went with the boy at the bar to Martin's house, but Mr. Martin was not at home. I staid, I believe, half an hour or better, while, I believe, the prisoner Martin was sent for. When he came the boy went into his shop with him, and laid the nails down on the floor. I stood at a pattern shop next door, unseen by Martin. The soldier, who was at a little distance, came to me and said there is a back door, perhaps he may go out there; I will stand so as to observe him, and do you watch my motion, for if he attempts that, I'll give you notice.</p>
<p>Q. Who speak first when Martin came home; the boy to him or he to the boy?</p>
<p>Johnson. I can't say which. Presently after they were in the shop, the soldier gave me notice that they were talking together about the nails, so I went directly into the shop; said I to the boy, what are you doing here my lad? nothing said Martin. The nails were lying on the floor, and Martin had the scales in his hand. The boy said I am come to this man with these nails. Said I, have you sold him any before? He said, yes. Martin said, you rogue, I never saw you before in my life. We took them both before the justice. About a week after which we had a search warrant, and found all the nails in his house that are mention'd in the indictment.</p>
<p>Elkins's Defence.</p>
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<p>Martin's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not know what the boy had got. The constable ask'd me if I knew the boy, or if I had bought any nails of him before. I told him I never had, nor did I know what he had got; then he told me he was a constable.</p>
<p>For Elkins.</p>
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<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
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<p>Q. What did he do for his livlihood?</p>
<p>Alcock. He used to serve the plaisterers.</p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ever since he was eight years old; he was always just and honest.</p>
<p>Rose Riley. I have known him four years. I know nothing by him but what is honest.</p>
<p>For Martin.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-27-person308"> Samuel Oaks
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Martin's house, who was out when the boy was there. I staid till he came in, and when he came in I did not hear him talk one word to the boy. In about two minutes the constable came in, while Martin was talking to me. I have known him five years; he is a very honest man.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Oaks. He is a carpenter. He work'd for my father about three or four years ago.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Oaks. I never heard any thing amiss of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the boy come there first?</p>
<p>Oaks. I did. He put the nails down and ask'd for Martin.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live with Martin?</p>
<p>Oaks. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. What was your business there?</p>
<p>Oaks. I went for some brass work for a buroe that I bought of him, which he deliver'd to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Martin take down his scales?</p>
<p>Oaks. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see that boy before that time?</p>
<p>Oaks. No, never.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the first house in Oxford Street. I have known Martin four years. He has done several jobs for me as a carpenter.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Dobson. I never heard any thing amiss of his character before he was taken up for this affair.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17570914-27-person310"> John Harris
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a master taylor, and live in Berwick-Street. I have known Martin seven years, during which time I never heard the least dishonest thing by him. I always look'd upon him to be an honest man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Martin better than three years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Lankford. That of an honest man so far as I know; I always look'd upon him as such. He has had men at work at my house in the carpenter's way; sometimes he has work'd as master, and sometimes as servant.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person312" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-27-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer in the excise, and have known Martin about thirteen or fourteen years.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character ?</p>
<p>Pain. He appear'd to me, in all stations that I knew him in, to be a very honest man. He is a carpenter. I knew him a publican, and when he was both master and servant; I never heard the least thing amiss of him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17570914-27-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him nine or ten years; he is a very honest hard working man.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Eade. I do not know that I ever saw her before.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say?</p>
<p>Eade. I only saw her deliver the tea-kettle to my wife; she said nothing to me.</p>
<p>Mrs. Eade. I went out to warm some broth for my husband between two and three o'clock. When I went out the tea kettle was in the corner, on one side of the grate.</p>
<p>Q. In what room?</p>
<p>Mrs. Eade. In the lower room.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you gone?</p>
<p>Mrs. Eade. I was gone no longer than while the broth was warming, not a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your husband?</p>
<p>Mrs. Eade. I left him in the house making an end of his dinner, in the same room from whence the tea-kettle was lost.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lock the door?</p>
<p>Mrs. Eade. The door was left open. When I came into the passage I met the prisoner, and ask'd her what she wanted. She said she wanted to speak with somebody, and said she had knock'd twice, but could make nobody hear, and in going out she turn'd her cloak aside, when I saw the
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<p>Q. Did she say any thing else?</p>
<p>Mrs. Eade. She had got a shirt and a scarlet cloak in her lap and said, if you will not go before a justice of peace with me I will give you this shirt and cloak.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going of an errand for a man that is distressed. I met that woman, and the tea-kettle was in the passage. She said, who do you want ? I said, I want the woman that goes out a washing. Said she, what are you going to do with this tea-kettle. Says I, I did not see the tea kettle. You lye said she. Her husband came and said, who had the tea-kettle ? She said I had, and ask'd me how I came by this cloak, and said, I believe you have been stealing of this somewhere, if you will give me the cloak I will not carry you before a justice. I said, I will not give you the cloak, for I have done no harm. I never saw the tea kettle before she saw me in the entry.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. How long ago?</p>
<p>M. Ellers. Not a fortnight before this happen'd she lodged at my house, in Noble Street.</p>
<p>Ann Ellis. I have known her this year and half, and never knew any harm of her; I have had her to do needle work and ironing, and believe her to be a very honest woman.</p>
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<p>330, 331, 332, 333, 334. (M.)
<persName id="t17570914-29-defend321" type="defendantName"> Brent Coleman
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<persName id="t17570914-29-defend323" type="defendantName"> John Roberts
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<persName id="t17570914-29-defend325" type="defendantName"> Richard Gregory
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<interp inst="t17570914-29-off171" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing one silver mug, value 1 l. 10 s. one pair of silver salts, value 10 s. twelve silver spoons, value 10 s. one pair of silver tea tongs, value 1 s. two silver punch ladles, one pair of silver snuffers, one silver cream pot, one metal watch with a shagreen case, three china bowls, one pair of stays, two ounces of gold lace, and two china cups and saucers, the goods of
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<persName id="t17570914-29-person328"> John Virgoe
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<rs id="t17570914-29-cd172" type="crimeDate">August 27</rs>
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