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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176112090001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission 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 9th, Thursday the 10th, Friday the 11th, and Saturday the 12th, of DECEMBER,
<p>In the Second Year of His MAJESTY's Reign; Being the First SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honble Sir
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<persName id="f17611209-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>NUMBER I. for the YEAR 1761.</p>
<p>Printed for and Sold by
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<p>M. DCC. LXI.</p>
<p>[Price SIX-PENCE.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176112090002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>N. B. During the whole Mayoralty of the Right Hon. Sir
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<p>BEFORE the Right Hon. Sir
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<p>N. B. The *, +, ++, ~, direct to the Judges before whom the Prisoner was tried.</p>
<p>M. L. By which Jury.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-2-person43" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in a tin kettle; she told me of it. I taxed the prisoner with taking them. She confessed she had taken them the 8th, being the Sunday, while I was at church in the morning. There was of it a piece of cheque, some ribbon, and silk lace, such as we make capuchins of. She was examined before Mr. Alderman Alexander on the 13th, and that night Mr. Turner brought me some things that he found in his house; six or eight yards of linen, one yard of muslin, a yard and half of diaper, and
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<p>Mr. Turner. I was before Mr. Alexander at the mansion-house when the prisoner was there. She had lived servant with me before; I brought her up from a child. She directed me to a lumber-room in my house. I went there, and upon, or rather behind, a parcel of chips, I found the things the prosecutrix has mentioned, tied up in a handkerchief. She used to come to my house at holiday time, or on Sunday. My wife brought her from the country. She bid me carry them to her mistress. She behaved well while with me. She is very young. If the court will order her corporal punishment, I will take care and send her into the country to her friends.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have several here to my character.</p>
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<p>3. (M.)
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<p>I asked her if she knew of the things. I then missed a napkin and two table-cloths. She said she had let the prisoner come into the house on mornings unknown to me. She went and found the prisoner, and brought her to me; who, upon being asked concerning the things, confessed to the taking them, and several other things that I had not missed. She said my maid had let her in to help her one morning, and she had taken them at different times. She had a cheque apron on,
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<p>Q. Where had these goods been used to be left?</p>
<p>M. Nicholson. some of them used to be in the parlour in a chest of drawers, and some were in the foul cloaths bing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-4-person63" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mrs. Nicholson, and left her service the 24th of October. I always took the prisoner to be a very honest girl. I let her into my mistress's house four mornings to help me forward with my work; they were the Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and I went away the Saturday night.</p>
<p>Q. How long was she in at a time?</p>
<p>E. Anson. Not above an hour in the morning. I let her in about seven o'clock, and she did business in cleaning the parlour and kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. Did you leave her alone?</p>
<p>E. Anson. I did. I never saw any thing about her when she went away. I know all these things here produced to be Mrs. Nicholson's property. I found the prisoner in St. Giles's after my mistress sent for me, and asked her if she knew any thing of the things missing. She owned she had taken them, and they were in pawn; and said she had not money to fetch them out. She went with us when they were taken out; at a pawnbroker's in Hanover-yard we had two table-cloths; at another in St. Giles's we had two napkins, a cap, and a few odd things; at another in Smart's Buildings we found a shift. The prisoner had
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was out of place, and
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<p>Prosecutrix. The justice asked the prisoner if
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17611209-5-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I open the playhouse doors always about four o'clock. I had often seen the prisoner about before, sometimes going up the stairs. I observed him that night, the 27th of last month, very busy, with his hands under a lady's cardinal. I had suspected him some time of being a pickpocket. After that he went up into the gallery, and I watched his coming down again; which was in about twenty minutes time. I believe he was suspicious of my design to lay hold of him; he made a push, and ran away through the pit passage towards Bow-street. I ran after him, and a little before we got into Bow-street I seized him, and he dropt a handkerchief out of his left hand the minute I laid hold of him. I took him to Justice Welch's, and searched him, and took six handkerchiefs more, a tobacco box, a woman's cardinal, and two pair of gloves. First he said the cardinal belonged to an acquaintance of his, and he was to take care of it for her; afterwards he said he found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-5-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have seen the prisoner divers evenings about the playhouse. I saw him that night as soon as the door was opened; there was another man along with him, but he ran away. I saw the prisoner searched, and the cardinal taken from him. When I came to the tobacco box, I said, What have you got there, tobacco or snuff? He said tobacco, he believed. [The handkerchiefs and cardinal produced, the cardinal deposed to by prosecutrix].</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going up stairs into the two shilling gallery. There might be three or four hundred people endeavouring to get up as fast as they could. I went up to the door, and the door keeper said there was no room. I waited upon the, the space of a quarter of an hour before I could get down; and going down stairs I touched something soft under my foot, just by the door. What should that be but a handkerchief; I saw part of it. I said, here is something here, madam; will you be so kind to stand on one side, here is something under my feet? The gentlewoman stood on one side, and said there is something indeed. I went to the door, and pulled the door back, and there were all these things. I took them up in my arms. Ah! said they, you have got something indeed. I hallowed out, gentlemen and ladies, do you know any of these things? One said they did not, and another said they did not. Coming down, some of the people said this man has found some things; then they laid hold of me as I was going home, and to be sure they found the things about me; but I am very innocent of wronging any man of these things. I never saw that gentlewoman in my life before.</p>
<p>Q. to Abbot. In what part about him did you find these things?</p>
<p>Abbot. Some of the handkerchiefs were in his bosom, some in his pockets, and none of them dirty.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>6. (M)
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<p>Philadelphia Hatton. I am wife to
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<interp inst="t17611209-6-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; we keep a broker's shop. About a fortnight ago, I can't exactly tell the day, the prisoner at the bar took a copper tea-kettle from off a board at my shop door, and put it under her arm. I saw her, I went and took it from her. She abused me very much; she did not carry it at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-6-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner, as she was going by the prosecutor's door, take up a tea-kettle, and endeavoured to cover it with her hat and basket. I was at this time on the other side of the way, Mrs. Hatton laid hold of her; the prisoner d - d her eyes, and said if she would not prosecute her, she would prosecute Mrs. Hatton.</p>
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<p>I never touched the tea-kettle. God bless you! dear Gentlemen all, I never said such words: I never wronged any-body of a Farthing in my Life.</p>
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<p>7. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17611209-7-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming along Covent Garden on the 29th of Nov. The prisoner desired me to go with her, and treat her with a glass of wine. I told her I could not afford that; but, as she seemed to be good-natured, I would give her a pint of purl. I went and gave her two pints. I said I was going to Tower-hill. She said she was going as far as the Fleet-market. I said I did not want any company. She came as far as Somerset house, and desired I would go down the Yard, having, as she said, something particular to say to me. We went to the back stables in
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<p>Q. Did you feel her take it?</p>
<p>Wells. No, I did not. I asked the men if they saw a woman? They laughed at me. I overtook her in five minutes time, and challenged her with having my watch. She said she never saw me in her life, neither did she ever see my watch. I said, I am certain you are the woman I was with, and you shall go before justice Fielding to night. There came up a gentleman or two, who said, If she has it, if you do not look sharp, she will drop it. Just by Somerset-house Gate, as I was bringing her along. She put her hand into her bosom, and took out my watch, and was going to throw it over the pallisades. I stopped he hand, and said, Gentlemen, you see she has got my watch. I took hold of the string, and she let it go, and I put it in my pocket. [Produced in court.] This is the same watch, my property. I carried her before Mr. Fielding, and gave the same accounts as here. I don't remember he asked her any questions, but committed her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>He picked me up about the Piazzas in Covent Garden; I was very much in liquor, having drank some purl with a young woman. This gentleman asked me to drink. I went with him to drink some purl, and, after that, I do not remember where I went with him: I do not remember seeing the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-8-person96" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was chairwoman to my lodger, and sometimes used to work for me, when I had occasion, in mending of things. She came first to beg for work about the beginning of January last, and worked for me at times till she was taken up in my house on the 12th of November last.</p>
<p>Q. Did she lie in your house?</p>
<p>M. J. Langham. No, she did not. I first took up one Cooksey, about the 17th of May, who had used to go on errands for me, and work for some of my lodgers; but I was soon satisfied of her innocence, and Justice Welch discharged her. I was sure the prisoner had taken some things the day before I took her up. The prisoner Smith and she lived together as man and wife. I got a search warrant, and took Mr. Clay and another constable, and went and search'd their lodgings. She gave us the key of the door at Mr. Welch's. There I found a considerable quantity of goods, watch trinkets and other things, hid in a paper bag behind a bolster: here is one particular etwee and snuff box, which I can be very positive to, found among the rest. [Producing it, with several other things, necklaces, &c.]</p>
<p>Q. What may these be worth?</p>
<p>M. J. Langham. They are worth 40 or 50 shillings. I know them all to be my property: Her lodgings were at Mrs. Mears's in Eagle-street, near the Horse and groom.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Smith at her lodgings?</p>
<p>M. J. Langham. No, I did not. The account she gave me for herself was, that she was forced to rob me by the ill usage of her husband, as she then called him: she said her memory was so bad, that she could not recollect the particulars; but she had pawned a great many things at Mr. Bibby's. She went there along with us: she asked for six or seven boxes; they produced eleven patch boxes and snuff boxes. [Produced in court.] The prisoner helped me to pack up these in a hamper, in order to go to Blackheath fair, about the beginning of May. She said, she had sold the counterpane in Mount-street, to Mrs. Rhemas. We went there and found it. [ Produced in court.] This was in my house the beginning of May. I am charged four guineas and a half for it, in case I do not return it where I deal. We found some pawnbrokers tickets in her lodgings, which directed us to Mr. Watson's a pawnbroker. We went there, and found six tortoiseshell pocket books and many boxes. [Produced in court, and deposed to.] Those were in my shop between January and May last. Here are also a great many other things which I found there my property. I found also, by the prisoner Clements's directions, a necklace at Mr. Chaliner's, and some ribbands at Mr. Meads's, and an apron at
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<interp inst="t17611209-8-person97" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's. These I was informed were sold by the prisoner Smith. I took out a warrant against him, and found him in the house where he and she lodged. I miss a great quantity of goods that I cannot find; but Clements said at the Justice's, that when I turned my back, then she used to take things out of my shop.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first see Smith?</p>
<p>M. J. Langham. I first saw him when we took him, the same night as she was taken up on the day. He was carried to Justice Welch's. He persisted in it that he knew nothing of the matter till the next day, when he was re-examined: then the Justice desired him to give an account of what he had done with the things. This was after he was searched, and a pair of buckles and three stayhooks were found in his pocket. Then he own'd to the apron that was produced to him, that he had sold it to a woman, that is now sick in her bed, for 12 s. her name is Degell. [The apron, buckles, and staybooks produced, and deposed to.] Smith was asked where he had these things? He said, he had them of Betty, (meaning Clements.) The apron was cut from a piece of muslin which she own'd she had taken; and she said, he had it of her with other goods to sell. He owned also that he had had a necklace and some ribbands of her, which we had found. He owned to nothing but what we had found. This muslin that this apron is made of, I sell for 7 s. a yard, and here is two yards of this.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever trust the prisoner Clements to sell goods for you?</p>
<p>M. J. Langham. No, never.</p>
<p>Mr. Clay, the constable, confirmed the account given by the prosecutrix as to Clements's confessing she stole the goods mentioned, and carried them to Smith, their finding some at their lodgings and pawnbrokers; and that Smith owned he had sold the apron to Mrs. Degell, and begged Mercy of the prosecutrix.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-8-person98" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live now in Fuller's Rents. The prisoner Smith was opening some muslin at a coffee-house: I brought a striped apron of him. [Produced in court.]</p>
<p>M. J. Langham. I have all the reason in the world to believe this my property; it is the same stripe of that I lost, and every way answering to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-8-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Orange-street, Red-lion-square. I brought an odd remnant of ribband of the prisoner Smith; there was about two yards and a half of it. [Produced in court]</p>
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<p>M. Mead. He is a carpenter.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Clements?</p>
<p>M. Mead. I never saw her before, to my knowlege.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-8-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I never saw the woman at the bar till in this place: I live at the Horseshoe and Magpie in Middle-row. I bought a yard and half of ribband and a necklace of the prisoner Smith. [Produced in court.] I believe I bought the necklace five months ago.</p>
<p>M. J. Langham. This necklace is mine; and the ribband, with the other ribband bought by Mrs. Mead, are of the same sort that I lost.</p>
<p>Eliz. Griffin. I bought a piece of muslin of Mrs. Degell.</p>
<p>Q. Was Smith by at the time?</p>
<p>E. Griffin. No, he was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-8-person101" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Clements a great many years. I bought this counterpane here produced of her; I gave 26 shillings for it; and when I could sell it for more, I was to give it her.</p>
<p>Eliz. Hutchinson. I remember passing through the room of Mrs. Degell, when a man was selling her some muslin; but I cannot say I know the man.</p>
<p>Mrs. Mears. I live in Eagle-street. The two prisoners lodged together in my house about three weeks or a month.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago?</p>
<p>Mrs. Mears. About a month ago. She took the room for her husband, and herself, as she called him. They passed for man and wife: I never saw any of these sort of goods upon either. He passed for a carpenter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-8-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Clements for about eight or nine months; she went by the name of Smith, and passed for a married woman.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known Smith?</p>
<p>C. Barlow. I never knew him till after he was taken up.</p>
<p>Clements's Defence.</p>
<p>Mrs. Langham entrusted me to sell goods for her when she has been out of town, and wanted me to go to fairs with her.</p>
<p>Smith's Defence.</p>
<p>I always thought she was trusted to sell things for Mrs. Langham. I know she used to be at her house, and sell things for her, and go about on her business; not that I was there myself. These things I sold. That apron I believe to be the same: I thought she had it of her mistress to sell, and never knew to the contrary. I know she has been trusted with a great many things; I never knew she would wrong any body of any-thing, but I can never believe she had a quarter of the things she is charged with.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Did you ever trust Clements to sell Goods for you?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. No, only once. She had an India handkerchief of me, to put about her husband's neck; but she never had any of those goods to sell for me.</p>
<p>For Clements.</p>
<p>Mrs. Barlow. I know Mrs. Langham has trusted Clements to sell Fire-works on Illumination Nights I have seen her helping in the shop on such nights, but I do not know she ever trusted her with any thing else in the shop.</p>
<p>Mrs. Foreman. I know the prisoner Clements used to be to and from in Mrs. Langham's house; but I never knew her to employ her in any particular thing but in fire-works; if she had, I should have known it, for I had used to employ her myself. I have often heard her talk of her husband, but I never saw Smith till before the Justice.</p>
<p>For Smith.</p>
<p>Mr. Silvester. I have known Smith from his infancy; he is a carpenter, and was some time with Mr. Philips, the king's carpenter; he bears a good character.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago that he worked with him?</p>
<p>Silvester. It may be four or five years ago: He received by my order eight or nine pounds at a time. Last June I ordered him eight pounds by way of encouragement to him to mind his business: He is related to me.</p>
<p>Q. What business has he followed lately?</p>
<p>Silvester. He has not visited me so often within this twelve months past as before.</p>
<p>Mr. Crawford, Mr. Denne, Mr. Morison, and Mr. Crown, who had known him from a child, Mr. Perry thirteen years, and Mr. Stevenson seven, speak well of him as to his behaviour before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-9-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a servant to the prosecutors, Messieurs Barrow and Reynolds,
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17611209-9-victim108 t17611209-9-viclabel54"/>. I think it was the 27th of October the prisoner and another cooper were hooping of casks in our cellars. They went to dinner at one o'clock, and returned again about four. Their work was in the vaults that run under the warehouse a great length. After they were gone down some time, I went down, and cry'd, Below. Nobody answered: I went down farther in the vault, and cry'd Below again. No answer yet. I went to the place where they were at work, and
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<p>Q. What was his name?</p>
<p>Morris. His name is
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<p>Q. Who did the runlet belong to?</p>
<p>Morris. I do not know; we have several such. I imagine it to be my masters.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner do any thing to the runlet or capers?</p>
<p>Morris. No, I did not see him touch them; but they had been taken out of the buts, and put in by somebody. The next evidence can give an account.</p>
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<p>The accomplice being unsupported by any witness of credit, as Morris could give no account of that carried away the 26th, the prisoner was
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<p>(L.) He was indicted a Second time for
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<interp inst="t17611209-9-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We took up the prisoner and Foliot after we had received the account of a parcel being found, put up ready in order to be taken away. We had them before the fitting alderman, and at Guildhall coffee-house. The prisoner acknowledged he had put up the capers in the runlet, in order to take them away; and intended to sell them to Israel Woolse.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mean them on the 26th mentioned in this indictment?</p>
<p>Reynolds. No, he meant those found in the cellar on the 27th.</p>
<p>Hen. Foliot. On the 26th of October the prisoner and I took out a runlet of capers; and Woolse received them of us, and was to pay us when he sold them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am not guilty.</p>
<p>He called the following persons to his character.</p>
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<p>For the Prosecution.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-9-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was turned over to me about four years ago; he is my apprentice now; he has about nine months to serve. I have a very indifferent opinion of his honesty.</p>
<p>On his cross-examination, he said, he had acquainted most of the witness for his character of his bad behaviour; that he had a very bad character; that for two years past he lay out at nights, sometimes two or three nights in a week, and sometimes for a week together, and gone into loose company; and that he has been afraid of being robbed by him.</p>
<p>As his confession mentioned by Mr. Reynolds was to the capers in the first indictment, and nothing mentioned relating to those on the 26th by any of credit to support the accomplice's evidence, he was
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<p>He was a third time indicted for
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<p>11. (L.)
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<p>Q. How near was the prisoner to you?</p>
<p>Rogers. He was close to me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was going into the hall there lay a handkerchief by that gentleman. I took it up, and asked two or three gentlemen, who were walking hand in hand together, whether they owned the handkerchief. They said, no, my lad. Then, said I, it is my own; and putting it into my apron, having never a pocket in my coat, he said it was
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<p>Prosecutor. He bid me search his pockets before I took it from his bib.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-11-defend140" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came in to ask me to fetch down a velvet cap that lay for about 6 d. that she said was her husband's. I left her in the shop by herself, and went and fetched it, and discharged her. I do not remember any body was in the shop by besides her. My usual way is, when I take in goods, to deposit them under the counter, and the next day take them all off, and put them all up in by warehouses till called for. When I came to book the things, the apron and some other things were missing. (The prisoner is one of the last women that I should have mistrusted). Then I thought to lay a scheme to find out the person that had taken the things. I gave it out about the Friday following, that I should be at home by myself, and I knew the prisoner knew that I had given it out. I placed a man at my window in the kitchen, which has a full view of the shop, and I had darkened the kitchen; the prisoner came in about five o'clock, and said, Ship, I want an apron that has been here some time. Then I said, you know that I am at home alone, and I can not go to leave my shop, and nobody here; I can't find it. Then she said, go and fetch that cap, that I brought again the other day. I went up into the warehouse, and took the cap, and came to the stair-head. I heard the gentleman that I had planted in the kitchen say to her, you would have robbed Mr. Ship's house if it had not been for me, I'll take my oath of it. Thinks I this man has been too rash, she has only attempted it. When I came down she threw me the money that was due to me, and said, look for the apron to-morrow, for that will be wanted. As soon as she was gone away, said the man, that woman is a thief, and I would have you take care of her; inquire into her character. I sent to Mrs. Geery that lives near me.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Ship. I live in Long-alley, Moorfields. I sent to her to know if she had such an apron as I missed at her house. I had informed the person whose property it was, that it was taken away, and she had brought an d left with me a piece of the same cloth to compare with it if I should hear of it. I sent that piece. Mrs. Geery let me know she had such an apron, which she took in of
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<p>Q. from Prisoner. Whether any body else was at your shop that night you missed the apron besides me?</p>
<p>Ship. There was one
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<p>Q. Was you before a magistrate with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Ship. I was before the alderman; she said she found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-11-person143" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mary Collet, the prisoner, brought this apron to my house on the 5th of November, and pledged it with me. [Produced in Court.] I sent her 4 s. upon it.</p>
<p>Ship. This is the apron that was taken from under my counter on the 4th of November.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was at Mr. Ship's shop, and Mrs. Saloway was there. Mr. Ship went and fetched my cap, it was not my husband's. I went home about my business; after that I went to this woman's house for a peny worth of cheese for my supper; something catched me and tore my pattin. I looked down and saw something; I took it up, and it was an apron in a paper. I said to my husband, I have found something here. I shewed it him, and the next day I went and carried it to Mrs. Geery, and said I wanted money on it. She asked me whose it was. I said it was a young woman's apron, and she lent me 4 s. on it. I had been at Mr. Ship's house since, and it is a wonder he did not say to me he had lost an apron.</p>
<p>Q. to Geery. Did the prisoner tell you whose it was?</p>
<p>Geery. She said it was a young woman's, and cost her half a guinea, and she saw half a guinea paid for it. I lent her 4 s. upon it, or at least I rubbed it off her score, as she owed me money.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That is right; for I owed her a score, and she had not 4 s. to lend me.</p>
<p>The prisoner called
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<interp inst="t17611209-12-person151" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; on the 16th of November the prisoner came to me for a pledge. I was in the parlour, and my boy in the shop. I saw her raise her body over the counter; I imagined it was for some goods that we hang up behind the counter for sale. I said, pray what have you been doing? Nothing said she. I said, what have you in your apron? She said nothing, but some children's petticoats that had been fetched from another place. The boy at that time was gone up for her pledge; I was credulous enough to believe her, and let her go. About two hours after she came again; I was in the same position as before. She told the boy to go up for a handkerchief, which lay for 6 d. The boy came down, and said he could find no such thing. While the boy was gone up, she did as she did before; and it is my method, when I take goods in, to roll them up, and the papers upon them, and lay them under the counter. I went to her, and said you have taken something now. My wife came out of the dining room, and said she has got something; and, upon shaking her cloaths, down fell this gown from behind her. [ Producing it.] It is the property of
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Jos. Husey. The prisoner has used the house of Mr. Young to my knowledge three years. I went in there with her for a pint of beer; she and I sat in two boxes, back to back. I saw her lift up the bar window, and heard her take halfpence out. They lay told out in six penyworths; I cannot tell how many she took away. There were three shillings worth found upon her; and she sat all the time as if she had done no harm at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-13-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep that alehouse, these halfpence were my property; there two witnesses came and told me the prisoner was taking halfpence from under the bar window. It used to be fastened; but at that time it was not. I went to her as she was going out of the door; I took her back, and found three shillings in halfpence in her apron; which she told me were my own. She had three half pence, or five farthings, in the hand that did not hold her apron. She said they did not belong to me. I missed more; but I found no more upon her.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was in liquor; but know nothing at all of the halfpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-14-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> lives with me; he is a half-pay captain; his brother is lately dead, who was lieutenant colonel of the 54th regiment; Sir John was administrator to his brother, and all his regimentals and things were sent to him at my house, and he desired the whole might be sold. Several salesmen came to see them, and they not buying them, the prisoner, with another
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<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Mr. Burgoine. I think it was about the latter end of March. They looked about, and saw a sash hanging up near the door upon a brass screw in the dining room. The prisoner said, is that to be sold? I told them it was; I offered it for a guinea. They bad me 18 s. I said it would make more money to any officer in the army, and took and hanged it up again; and they went away about their business and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176112090011"/> bought nothing. The next morning I set out of town to the regiment I belong to, and did not return for about a fortnight. When I came back, I got my boots off, and went into the dining-room; and, missing the sash, said to the maid, What is become of the sash that hung up there? Said she, I know nothing at all of it. She searched about, but no sash could be found. I imagined those Jews had got it; and gave orders, if ever either of them came, to get them stopped; but they never came there till last Thursday, as I heard of, then I happened to be at the Hog in the Pound in Oxford Road, and in came the prisoner. I said to him, O Mr. Smouse, you are the man that stole my sash. Your sash, Sir? said he; I bought a sash of you. Said I, Dare you look me in the face, and say you bought a sash of me? Said he, I did. Said I, What did you give me for it? Said he, 18 s. I said to the Landlord, Go call me a constable. Before the constable came, he said, Sir, Don't you remember you gave me 2 s. out of a guinea? Then I said, That was 19 s. He said. I can't say which it was, it was thereabouts. When the constable came, he said, he did not buy the sash at all, it was another Jew that bought it. I took him before justice Wright; and, upon his examination, he said, he went to my servant-maid, when I was gone out the next morning, and said, Such was the price of the sash, and bought it of her. Then we sent for her, though she was turned out of my service, partly for losing the sash. When she came, she absolutely denied ever selling it to him, or that ever he paid for it. Then he said, the other person, whom he called
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was that room locked up when you went from home?</p>
<p>Mr. Burgoine. No, it was not; I found my wife in it when I came home.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a suspicion of your servant maid?</p>
<p>Mr. Burgoine. No, I had not of her stealing it. I have had a thousand pounds in the house together, and never missed a farthing. I was angry with her, and thought she had been careless. The prisoner told me he had sold it in Monmouth street, and lost three shillings by the sale of it; this was the very day I took him up, before I took him before the justice; and he told the justice the same: After that, he told the justice he bought it of my maid; but he denied it afterwards, when he saw her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it hanging in that place after he was gone?</p>
<p>Mr. Burgoine. I did; but I suppose he might step in after I was gone, when the door was open, and take it.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-14-person166"> Mary Upton
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<interp inst="t17611209-14-person166" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mr. Burgoine. There came two Jews to buy these things, as my master was to dispose of them; the prisoner was one of them. There was a silk sash hung up in the dining room by the door; they did not buy it. My master went out of town the day after. What became of the sash I know not, for I never saw it after. Though I went into that room every day, I did not miss it till my master came home. I was before the justice when the prisoner was there: He said before me, It was not this woman that I bought the sash of, it was her master; then he said it was not he that bought it, it was another man that bought it: I heard him tell the justice that he had the sash.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am very innocent about the affair: I have sent for my witness; and I have sent for my character; another man that was with me went and bought it, and honestly paid for it, and sold it again.</p>
<p>She called Barnard Levi, who had employed him four years,
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17611209-15-off92 t17611209-15-crimeloc95"/>. On the 26th of October the prisoner came into my house under pretence of selling a dying speech; there had been a man executed that day; she stood by the fire. Some time after she was gone, a person told me she had slipt a table-cloth under her cloaths (that person was very big, and I believe now lies in). She was brought back, and charged with it. She took a table cloth from under her cloak or petticoats, and delivered it to me. Then I charged the constable with her, and she was committed. [The table-cloth produced in court.] This is my property; here are the initial letters of my name upon it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Indeed I was drunk, and know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Grasing. The prisoner has bore a very good character, and I believe she is industrious, and sells greens about the streets.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>17. (M).
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17611209-17-off102 t17611209-17-crimeloc105"/>. The prisoner came to my shop on the 13th of Nov. about five in the evening, and asked to look at some grey and white silk for second mourning. I shewed her some: She said it was for a gentlewoman; and while I was taking directions from her, where to send it, upon my slate, she took a piece under her cardinal, and was got out at the door, and a loose part of the silk fell from under her cloak, and hung down pretty low. I, seeing it, went and brought her back again: There was about a yard of the silk unrolled; she had taken the piece, roller and all. [Produced in court, and deposed to.] She intreated me not to proceed any farther. She could give no account of herself. I took her before justice Fielding, who was very well acquainted with her; there she acknowleged I found the piece upon her. She was committed to New Prison.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the piece to be sent? did she say?</p>
<p>Holmes. It was to be sent to a gentlewoman at the WhiteBoar, Piccadilly, by 9 or 11 the next morning, for the lady's approbation: She said she had no farther to do than to order it to be sent, and the lady was to pay me for it. [The piece produced in court, and deposed to.]</p>
<p>Q. How much is there of it?</p>
<p>Holmes. There is 18 yards of it.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-17-person181"> James Cameron
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<interp inst="t17611209-17-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was standing at my own door, opposite Mr. Holmes's, and saw a lady looking at a piece of silk. Presently I saw him standing at the door, taking directions upon a slate; and the lady came out with a piece of silk under her arm, and part of it hung down below her cardinal, and almost touched the ground. I saw Mr. Holmes go and lay hold of the piece of silk and her cardinal, and bring her back into his shop. Then I went over. She begged for mercy; and hoped, as he had not lost any thing, he would not prosecute her, and she would never come into his shop again.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Was the silk unrolled before she took it out?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was a little way, and was lying on the counter.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had some things in a handkerchief, and happened to drink with a friend, and it got into my head, and I was really incapable, and I took it up instead of my handkerchief. I came from Bristol, and have been in town but three weeks. I came to see my husband that is ill, and there is not a friend in the world to do for him but myself: It was not my interest to take it away, but it was a mistake between that and my handkerchief.</p>
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<p>19. (M)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17611209-18-off108 t17611209-18-cd109"/>.~</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-18-person186" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged with me several years in a two pair of stairs room: I lett it him ready furnished at 18 d. a week. I was informed by one of my other lodgers, that he had carried a bed out. I went and followed him, and saw a corner of my rug hang out of the bundle. I desired him to bring them back. He said, if I would not go away, he would rip me open. I cry'd out, and people came about us, and he was secured. He had got the bed, the bolster, and the rug, in a sack. I took him before justice Fielding; he said there, he was going to make a little money on the bed.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-18-person187"> Bridget Hughes
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<interp inst="t17611209-18-person187" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge in the house of the prosecutrix, in St. Giles's: I saw the prisoner, with a large sack on his back, coming down the stairs. I saw the bed tick through a hole in the sack. I told my landlady; she went after him, and he was taken with the things.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-18-person188"> Owen Dermont
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<interp inst="t17611209-18-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner ever since he lodged with the prosecutrix. I was told he came out of the house with a bed. I heard her cry murder in the alley. I ran to her assistance, and took hold of him. She desired me to take care of him till she got a constable. He owned he had taken them out of his lodging-room; and, before the justice, he owned he was going to make money of them, but he would give no account of what was become of the blanket and sheet.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I lived almost seven years with the prosecutrix; I buy old cloaths. When her husband was alive, I asked him to lend me a trifle of money, and he gave me leave to pledge some things in my room; and, when I had sold the things that I bought with the money, then I used to fetch the goods back
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176112090013"/> again. A great many times I have been obliged to do so, even to pay her my rents; and when I was sure of a bargain, then I used to bring them all home again. A serjeant came to me in New Prison, and inlisted me, and gave me a shilling, and I am to have two guineas more; I hope I may serve my king. I have been in the service before.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>20. (M)
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<persName id="t17611209-19-person193"> Robert Shanks
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am son to the deceased; in the year 1752, about the month of June or July my mother died; and very unfortunately, just after, my father going down to see the ship he late commanded, he fell in with a woman reckoned to be a common woman, the wife of the prisoner at the bar. They cohabited together for some time; and the prisoner being out of business, my father went and bought a sloop, and gave the command of her to him; and my father used to go to and fro to this woman, who lived in a mean low way; and his own character being excessively good, he could not bear to be told from time to time what a shame it was to go to this vile woman. I represented to him what I had heard upon the occasion; he seemed sometimes to give heed to what I said, and I did all in my power in order to bring him to reason.</p>
<p>Court. This may not be material on the present occasion: What do you know concerning the murder?</p>
<p>Shanks. In regard to that, it was on Saturday the 7th of Nov. I was at the Portugal coffee-house at the Royal Exchange, where a servant of my Brother-in-law came to me, and told me my father was shot.</p>
<p>Q. Is that servant here?</p>
<p>Shanks. It was a maid servant; she is not here. She desired I would immediately come down to the house to see him (I had not been there for some time).</p>
<p>Q. Where did he live?</p>
<p>Shanks. He lived at his own house, Worcester-street, Old Gravel Lane. I made the best of my way to my brother-in-law's, who lives near Bell-Dock. Wapping?</p>
<p>Q. What is his name?</p>
<p>Shanks. His name is
<persName id="t17611209-19-person194"> William Honeychurch
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; and he and I went together to my father's house, where there were a great number of people assembled.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the prisoner's wife live?</p>
<p>Shanks. She lived with my father at that time, as well as the prisoner; they all lived together.</p>
<p>Q. How long had they lived so?</p>
<p>Shanks. Ever since July 1752, not always in one house, but they always lived together when the prisoner was from sea. I went up stairs, where I saw my father lying in bed: I saw him alive, but senseless. I invoked him several times to speak to me, in order to see whether he knew me or not; he did not know me, he was quite senseless.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the wound?</p>
<p>Shanks. I saw no wound: I could not bear to see it, in about three or four minutes time after he expired.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you see there?</p>
<p>Shanks. The prisoner's wife stood at the foot of the bed, very much intoxicated with liquor?</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Shanks. I believe it was between eight and nine in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the prisoner at that time?</p>
<p>Shanks. He was at the next house, a public house. I did not see him. As soon as my father was dead, I went to a friend of mine, who lived hard by, to be informed where I should find a constable; and he and I went together, and found one. We came to this public house, where the prisoner was sitting in a back room, it was the sign of the shepherd and shepherdess. Somebody had him then in custody, but who I know not. I charged that same officer with him; and afterwards I charged that same officer with his wife; they were carried before justice Pell in Wellclose-square.</p>
<p>Q. What happened when you first seized the prisoner?</p>
<p>Shanks. Nothing at all; I could not bear to see him. The justice examined him relative to the murder: He then acknowleged the fact; I have his very words, I took them down in writing, upon his re-examination.</p>
<p>Q. First of all, tell by your memory what he said on his first examination.</p>
<p>Shanks. He then did acknowlege he had fired a gun, and shot the captain, but that he meant him no ill will. After this, on the re-examination on the Monday following, the 9th, at noon -</p>
<p>Court. You may read what you have wrote.</p>
<p>Shanks. He there declared before justice Pell,</p>
<p>"that he heard the deceased d - n him, and then he</p>
<p>"asked him why he d - d him: The prisoner then</p>
<p>"went into the kitchen to the deceased; and his</p>
<p>"wife went to the street-door, where abundance of</p>
<p>"people were gathered; and some little time after</p>
<p>"the deceased came into the passage or entry, and</p>
<p>"said, D - n you, Looney, where are you? Upon</p>
<p>"which the prisoner took up a piece, and said</p>
<p>"aloud, I will shoot any one that comes in to molest</p>
<p>"me; when the deceased rushed in upon him, and</p>
<p>"received the fire in his body. He then declared,</p>
<p>"that the gun was in its case, and that he did not</p>
<p>"know that it was loaded."</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176112090014"/>Q. Did he say who fired the piece?</p>
<p>Shanks. No, he did not. I can say nothing more relative to the fact. In order to be convinced of that of the piece being in the case, Mr. Pell sent for it, and asked the prisoner whether that was the case belonging to the gun: He declared it was; upon which Mr. Pell looked at the end of the case, to see if there was any hole that the powder had gone through, and there was no such hole.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look at it?</p>
<p>Shanks. I did; there was no hole at all, nor mark of any powder or shot; I examined it all over.</p>
<p>Q. What was the case made of?</p>
<p>Shanks. It was made of a kind of listing, such as is usual for cases; it was quite whole, and seemed to be a new one.</p>
<p>Q. How long had this accident happened before you got there?</p>
<p>Shanks. I was told my father was shot about a quarter before or a quarter after six o'clock, and it was between eight or nine when I saw the gun.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say whether that lock had been fired off?</p>
<p>Shanks. I doubt not but that had been put to and fro several times by people in the intervals.</p>
<p>Q. Whose gun was it?</p>
<p>Shanks. I know very well that it belonged to my father; it was a very long gun, it was given him by a gentleman deceased.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where it used to be put in that house?</p>
<p>Shanks. I never was in that house before, since my father lived in it; I would have brought it here, but, my father having left all his effects to that woman, I could not obtain it.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen the will?</p>
<p>Shanks. I have the copy of it here.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person195"> Henry Hemer
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<persName id="t17611209-19-person196"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person196" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person196" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , the deceased. I was with him at half an hour after five o'clock in the afternoon that day. I saw him and the prisoner in the kitchen together at Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person197"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person197" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person197" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's house. When I first went in, Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person198"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person198" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person198" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> and the prisoner's wife were in the parlour together. I had served him three years and a half before I went on board a man of war. I had been out; and, coming home, there was some money due from the Bluecoat Hospital, where I had my education, and I desired the captain to go and get that money, and give me a few cloaths. He said he would. While I was talking to him, Mrs. Looney went backwards into the kitchen; then I heard some words pass between the prisoner and she.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Hemer. I did. I heard him say to her, It is very hard he could not have a halfpeny roll and butter for his breakfast, when he brought so much money home, Mrs. Looney came to the parlour, and told Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person199"> Shanks
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<persName id="t17611209-19-person201"> Looney
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person201" type="given" value="Looney"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person201" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , it is d - d hard I cannot live in peace and quietness in my own house. The prisoner was then in the kitchen, but he might hear him very well. Mrs. Looney presently went out of the parlour into the kitchen again. As soon as she got there, there were high words between his wife and he, and she called out to Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person202"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person202" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person202" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> to come to her assistance. Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person203"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person203" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person203" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> had not long been there before he called me. Then there were high words between the three. The prisoner had a sugar hatchet in his hand, it was a small one, with a hammer on one side, and the hatchet on the other; he made two or three blows at his wife with it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he strike her with it?</p>
<p>Hemer. He did, but not to fetch any blood, as I saw; it was upon her shoulder. He then threw that out of his hand, and went backwards into a little place, and fetched a small cleaver; he made a blow at her with that, and cut her on the left side of the head; after that, Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person204"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person204" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person204" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> went to push him out of the way, and he shoved Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person205"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person205" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person205" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> against the partition.</p>
<p>Q. Did Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person206"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person206" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person206" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> only shove him?</p>
<p>Hemer. I cannot say whether he struck or shoved him; I believe he went to separate them, that the prisoner should not do any more mischief. Then I went between him and the prisoner, and shoved the prisoner away with my stick. Then Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person207"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person207" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person207" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> and the prisoner's wife went into the parlour again.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember what words were said?</p>
<p>Hemer. They were at high words, but what words I know not; the prisoner mentioned the words whore and rogue a great many times. Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person208"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person208" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person208" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> said, he would not be troubled with such people, for he would turn them both out of the house. With great persuasion the prisoner went out at the door, and said some reproachful words, and d - d them for whore and rogue. I saw no more of it. Then I settled the affair with Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person209"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person209" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person209" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , and went home: I went from thence between five and six o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a gun there?</p>
<p>Hemer. No, I did not then: I did after the murder.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you see Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person210"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person210" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person210" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> after he was wounded?</p>
<p>Hemer. I saw him about ten minutes after. I came to the house again, upon the report of his being wounded, about seven o'clock. I saw him lie on his back on his bed in the chamber; I spoke to him, he made no answer.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the prisoner and his wife?</p>
<p>Hemer. She was in the chamber at the time, and I was told that the prisoner was in custody.</p>
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<persName id="t17611209-19-person211"> Alexander Crow
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 7th of November last, about three quarters or half an hour after six o'clock, I was in a public house the next door to captain Shanks's. I was drinking a pot of beer. Mr. Shanks, the deceased, came in, and called Mrs. Bonherrin, the landlady, to come and see what distraction there was at his house. She went out with him, and I and two other young men followed them out to the door; that was
<persName id="t17611209-19-person212"> John Newland
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<persName id="t17611209-19-person213"> John Fergerson
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person213" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We stood on the steps of Mr. Bonherrin's door; I listened to hear what was going on. I heard a man in Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person214"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person214" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person214" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's house call out and say, keep out of the house, or the first man or woman that comes in I'll shoot them. I don't know whether it was we will, or I will, shoot them. At that time Mr. Shanks was in the street along with the woman, close by his own door. Then we ran down the steps, and before we got down the musket was fired off. Mr. Shanks had then got within his own door; Newland ran into the captain's house directly. There was a woman in the entry. I ran in and shoved her in before me, and Fergerson followed me. When we came there Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person215"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person215" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person215" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> was lying on his right side, with his head against the skreen, and the prisoner was walking about in the same room; and I saw a gun lying on the floor in the room, but I can't recollect what part of the room.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any case upon the gun?</p>
<p>Crow. I am certain there was not a case on it. When I went in Mrs. Looney said, there was only powder in the musket; he is not shot, he is only frightened. She was raising his side up with a napkin, I thought he was not shot at first; for I saw no blood. He looked her up in the face, and said, You wicked woman, you vile woman, it is through you this has happened.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect, when you first went into the room, who was there?</p>
<p>Crow. There was only the prisoner, besides us that went in.</p>
<p>Q. How long after you got in before you saw Mrs. Looney?</p>
<p>Crow. I saw her soon after I got in; the house was full presently. There was one Mrs. Lane came in; she said, for God's sake, let us lift him up into a chair. Then the prisoner desired we would go with him to a Justice of the peace to deliver himself up. Then Newland, I, and another man, went with him to Justice Pell's; he was not at home. Then we went to Justice Scott's; he was out of the way. Then we brought the prisoner to Mr. Bonherrin's, and he sent me for a warrant to take charge of him.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen the wound before you went out?</p>
<p>Crow. I had; it was on the left side, a very large one. I believe the deceased was in a night-gown. The wound on his body was bigger a great deal than a musket-ball could have made it; I could put two or three fingers in it; it was bleeding, and his shirt was full of blood.</p>
<p>Q. What did it appear to have been done with?</p>
<p>Crow. It appeared to have been done with fire arms?</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing?</p>
<p>Crow. I did; he said he did not know how it happened; if he had killed the man he was very sorry for it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say who fired the gun.</p>
<p>Crow. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the gun in his hand?</p>
<p>Crow. No, I did not; that was on the floor when I first saw it.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person216"> John Newland
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person216" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Mr. Shanks. He was arrested, and put into confinement in the Borough. I made application to the court last night for instructions how to get him here. Then I sent to know if he was come out of confinement. I had word brought, that he was out; but they could give no account where he was gone.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person217"> John Fergerson
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 7th of November I was come from work, and was sitting at my lodgings at Mr. Bonherrin's; I heard a noise in the street. I went out upon the head of the stairs, and heard Mr. Looney say, he would shoot the first person that entered the door. I went with Newland and Crow.</p>
<p>Q. Where did that voice come from?</p>
<p>Fergerson. From out of Captain
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person218" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person218" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's house, which was next door to the alehouse. I saw Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person219"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person219" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person219" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> in the street before his own door, and other people in the street. I turned into the Alehouse again, till I heard the report of the gun.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been in the alehouse before you heard the gun?</p>
<p>Fergerson. I had not been in a quarter of an hour; the report came from captain Shank's. Then I went there, and saw him lying on his side, just by the passage in the kitchen, on the floor; and I lent a hand to help him into a chair. I was the third person who entered the house.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you see in the kitchen?</p>
<p>Fergerson. I saw the prisoner walking about there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a gun there?</p>
<p>Fergerson. I did; it stood upon one end against a chest of drawers.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been in the kitchen before you saw the gun?</p>
<p>Fergerson. About a minute or half a minute.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in a case?</p>
<p>Fergerson. No, it was not; I am sure of that. I heard Mr. Shanks say something, but cannot tell what it was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing?</p>
<p>Fergerson. No, I did not hear him say any thing.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176112090016"/> I believe it was half a minute before we could get Captain
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person220" type="given" value="Shank"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person220" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's cloaths off, to see where the wound was. I saw it; it was a large wound on his side; a fresh wound; it appoared to be made with a gun. After that I returned back to the alehouse, and left Looney in Mr. Shank's house.</p>
<p>Q. to Crow. When you came into the room, did you hear Newland say any thing to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Crow. He was talking to him; but what about I cannot tell. I heard the prisoner say, it was about a roll and butter that they had quarreled that morning. This he told to Newland. I felt about the prisoner to see if he had any more fire-arms about him. I heard him say, he had brought a great deal of money home for five or six years, and it was very hard he could not get a roll and butter.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him tell Newland how the accident happened?</p>
<p>Crow. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. to Fergerson. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing to Newland?</p>
<p>Fergerson. No; nor did I hear Newland say any thing to him,</p>
<p>Mary Lane. On the 7th of November, I was going by Captain
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person221" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person221" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's door, just at candle-light. I heard a great noise; people said Captain
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<p>Q. Did you hear the report of the gun?</p>
<p>M. Lane. No, I did not. I went in and saw Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person223"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person223" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person223" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> lie on the floor dying. A doctor was sent for to dress his wound, and they went to get him to bed. Captain
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person224" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> was at that time walking about backwards and forwards in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a gun there?</p>
<p>M. Lane. I did; it was lying on the floor.</p>
<p>Q. Had it a case upon it?</p>
<p>M. Lane. I cannot tell whether it had or not. I was affrighted.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing?</p>
<p>M. Lane. He said it was very hard he had worked so long for her, and could not have a peny or three halfpence to buy him a roll and butter.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner say how the accident happened, or what provocation was given him?</p>
<p>M. Lane. No, I did not; only about the roll and butter.</p>
<p>Q. After they had got the deceased up stairs, what happened then?</p>
<p>M. Lane. Then the doctor dressed his wound; some body asked him if it was proper to give him a little wine. I went down and mull'd him some; and I and another woman held his head up and gave it him. Then he lay down. I asked him if I could speak. He said, yes. I asked him, if I should send for his son? He said, no. Then he said, a poor innocent man killed; but never mentioned who killed him.</p>
<p>Q. Was you by when he died?</p>
<p>M. Lane. I was; that was about an hour and half after this.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>M. Lane. I live in the next street to that where the captain did.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person225"> Ann King
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person225" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I happened to be down that way that night, and heard a piece go off. I went into the deceased's house, and saw him lying on the floor.</p>
<p>Q. to Crow. Is this the woman that you pushed into the house before you?</p>
<p>Crow. It is.</p>
<p>Q. What was the first thing you saw?</p>
<p>A King. The deceased lying on the floor; and I saw the prisoner walking up and down the kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see a gun?</p>
<p>A. King. No, I did not all the time I was there. I heard the deceased say, I am wounded, I am an innocent man. This was as he lay on the ground in the kitchen; and Mr. Looney made answer. flesh and blood was not able to bear it, for she would not allow me so much as a peny to buy me a roll and butter.</p>
<p>Q. Who did he say that to?</p>
<p>A. King. He said that to Mrs. Looney. A little while after the deceased said, I am an innocent man.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Newland speak to the prisoner?</p>
<p>A. King. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing else?</p>
<p>A. King. No, I did not.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person226"> Ann Bonberrin
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person226" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live next door to Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person227"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person227" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person227" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's. I was in the street at this time, and heard the report of a gun.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who fired it?</p>
<p>A. Bouberrin. No, I do not; it was fired in Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person228"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person228" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person228" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's house; then I went home.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Captain
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person229" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> afterwards?</p>
<p>A. Bonberrin. I did, that night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say any thing?</p>
<p>A. Bonberrin. He said nothing in my hearing. I saw him likewise on the Monday after; but was not in the room with him; neither did I hear him say any thing, as I remember.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person230"> Mary Embley
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person230" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live facing Captain
<persName id="t17611209-19-person231"> Shanks
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person231" type="given" value="Shanks"/>
<interp inst="t17611209-19-person231" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's house. I was coming out at my own door, and heard a piece go off; but who let it off I cannot say. It frighted me very much. I can't say whether it was let off in the house or out of the house; and who was there I cannot say. I was wounded by it, it took away my senses; the shot went into my shoe, and touched the edge of my toe. There was a little bit of something in my shoe; I took it out and threw it away; I don't know what it was.</p>
<p>Q. How big was it?</p>
<p>M. Embley. It was about as big as the head of a pin, rather square than round.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176112090017"/>Q. Was Captain
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<p>M. Embley. I cannot say. I was just come out at my own door when the piece went off.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Saturday, November the seventh, as I was going to my house in Ratcliff-highway, I met a gentleman who asked me if I heard Captain
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<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Tear. This was about nine or ten o'clock. He asked a gentleman that was by, if Captain
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person236" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> was dead or not. The gentleman said, he was dead. The prisoner said he was sorry for it; for he had been the death of an innocent man. He walked about a little. Soon after he was carried to Mr. Pell; where he acknowledged, that he had been the death of an innocent man, and that he was sorry for it; that it was all through that vile woman, pointing to his wife with his finger; for she has been the whole instigation of it Mr. Pell asked him, I think, who the house belonged to, relating to him and Mr. Shanks. He said he knew nothing of the house belonging to him; and said he thought he paid the ground-rent; but was not sure. He said, the first falling out was about a roll; he said, It was very hard he had worked so many voyages, and she would not allow him a roll for his breakfast. I think he twice said before Mr. Pell, that he shot him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person237" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I heard the deceased say, God's curse light upon him; for he shot me with such vengeance just as if I had been a dog.</p>
<p>Q. When did Captain
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<p>E. Osmond. That was after he was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. How was that introduced?</p>
<p>E. Osmond. No body spoke to him; he was talking this to himself as he lay.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think he was in his senses at that time?</p>
<p>E. Osmond. I dare say he was.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention any body's name?</p>
<p>E. Osmond. No, he did not, or who did it; he said I am an innocent man.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person239"> Mary Uxtaby
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person239" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw Mrs. Looney holding Mr. Shanks from going into the house; but he would go in, and the piece went off directly.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they when she was holding him?</p>
<p>M. Uxtaby. They were at Mr. Bonherrin's door. Who let the piece off I cannot say. I stood at my own door, so could not see how far he was got in when the piece went off.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Bonherrin's. I saw the deceased go into his own house, and just then the gun went off.</p>
<p>Mr. Germain. I was at the public house next door to Captain
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person241" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's. I heard the report of a gun, and went into the house. I saw a gun standing facing the kitchen door; there was no covering upon it. I imagined it to be Looney's house; it went by his name.</p>
<p>Mr. Towle. On the 7th of November, about seven in the evening, I was sent for to Captain
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person242" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> 's. I found him lying upon some chairs almost dead, and the room full of people. I desired some of them to carry him up to a bed. When we had got his cloaths off, I found he had been shot in on the left side, and out again on the small of his back, on the same side, slanting downwards about six inches. It went through his lungs; because I saw the air of his lungs coming through his body. He must have been very near the mouth of the piece; for his banjan was scorched; one of his ribs was broke, and carried into his body, as large a piece as half a crown, or thereabouts.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Please you, my lord, in the morning we had some words. I went out to make peace, and dined with a friend over the water. Then I said I would go home, and see if my house is calmer now. When I went in, some words arose between my wife and me. This man ( meaning Hemer) was there in the room. He said, Mr. Looney, I came to settle with my captain; don't make any words, you was always accounted a quiet man. I took my hat, and went out of the house, and said God bless you. I had no design upon any person in the world; about seven o'clock I thought it high time to go home. When I came in this affair happened. Captain
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Morgan Tizard. I have known him upwards of fifty years; he was born at Weymouth, and so was I. I never heard but that he was a sober peaceable man, of a quiet disposition, far from that of cruel.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him three years; he always behaved well; a quiet, easy, inoffensive man, of a good character. I was with him nine months in one ship.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person247"> William Jinkins
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at sea with him about the first commencement of the late French war. He was an officer over me. I have heard him reprove men when they have been guilty of passion and wroth. I never saw him use mankind ill in my life; a man of a very meek, mild disposition; I never saw him in liquor. He was a very compassionate man. He was master of a hoy; all under his command gave him the character of a good-natur'd man.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person248"> Joshua Young
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him seventeen or eighteen years. He was a very sober man, not passionate; but very assable and agreeable in conversation. I never saw him to have any words in wroth; he was always reckoned good temper'd, and I always thought him so in reality; but to be sure he has a sad wife.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-19-person249"> John Willmore
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him thirty years; he bears the character of a good-natur'd man, and a very honest sober man, not quarrelsome nor cruel; a very honest man, I have taken a great deal of his money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about thirty-four years; a very honest, sober, industrious man. That character he bears by every body. I never heard to the contrary.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-19-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about four years. I failed under him. He had a very good character all the time. He was master of a privateer out of Bristol; he was very peaceable and quiet.</p>
<p>Barker Russel. I have known him between thirty and forty years. He was my father's cook, when I was his cabin boy. He was a very quiet honest man. I never heard the contrary.</p>
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<p>He received sentence to be executed on the Monday following, and his body to be dissected and anatomized.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was your money in a purse?</p>
<p>Rouce. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. Is Mr. Seaton here?</p>
<p>Rouce. No, he is not.</p>
<p>Jos. Dingley. Just after the gentlemen were robb'd they stopp'd at my door at the Angel Inn in Islington. They told me they had just been robb'd by three highwaymen near my house, and described their horses. I could not persuade any body to go with me in pursuit of them. I got a gun, and went to the turnpike myself, and found three had gone
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<p>John Quiby. I keep the Horse and Groom, Holborn. I think it was on the 18th of October Mr. Dingly came to me: I had that day lett a horse to the prisoner, another to Rolk, and another to a person that called himself Smith, one was a grey, another a roan, and the other a dark brown.</p>
<p>Q. What time that day did they take horse?</p>
<p>Quiby. I think it was about 12 o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did they all go out together?</p>
<p>Quiby. They did, and returned about eight at night; I can't tell to half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did they all return together?</p>
<p>Quiby. They did. I was before justice Fielding when the prisoner was there; he was searched, and there was a seal taken out of his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Do you recollect what kind of horses the three men were on that robbed you?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I cannot say to that.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner one of the three?</p>
<p>Wadington. I am sure he was; he rode upon a tall roan gelding. They came galloping as fast as they could ride: I halloo'd to them; and said to one of them, You'll break your girth; to let them see I saw them.</p>
<p>Dingly. It was the other gentleman that described the horses, who is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-21-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 8th of Oct. about six in the evening, it was dark, I was coming up
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17611209-21-off126 t17611209-21-crimeloc129"/> in my one horse chaise; two men came up to my chaise, one on each side, each of them put a pistol to my breast, and demanded my purse and my watch. They seemed to be in a pretty great hurry; they said, Make haste, make haste, make haste! your purse, your watch, make haste! I bid them be easy, and said they should have them.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body with you?</p>
<p>Yardley. No, I was alone; I was going to Highgate, and this was within a quarter of a mile of the houses. I gave them my purse, which had but half a guinea in it, and a metal watch with a shagreen case, and a white dial-plate; the maker's name Gray, no number (I believe); there was a common seal, and a cornelian seal set in gold, the seal was a greyhound on his master's monument, with a French motto to it; then they galloped away towards Highgate as hard as they could.</p>
<p>Q. Had they their faces covered, or not?</p>
<p>Yardley. It was too dark for me to see that: I cannot describe neither their persons or horses.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see your watch again?</p>
<p>Yardley. Sir
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<interp inst="t17611209-21-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sent for me, I having made an information before him of what I lost; I went there again; this was about a week or ten days after; then he shewed me my seal.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner by at the time?</p>
<p>Yardley. He was. (Produced in court.) This is my property, and what I was robbed of that evening: I have had it 30 years; this is the seal of a dog sitting on a monument; I have an impression of it here, which I have had by me some time. [Produced, and the seal put upon it; they answered exactly.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-21-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There was a report of a robbery being committed; I believe it was in October last.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Steel. I live upon Finchley common, at the Windmill and Fighting Cocks; there came two men to my house about five o'clock; they hung their horses at the door, and came in.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did they come?</p>
<p>Steel. I was backwards when they came; I can't tell which way they came.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether the prisoner is one of them?</p>
<p>Steel. I do not know; I made no remarks of them.</p>
<p>Q. What time did they go away?</p>
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<persName id="t17611209-21-person272"> Mary Steel
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<interp inst="t17611209-21-person272" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the last evidence; I remember two gentlemen coming to our house about five o'clock; they came in, and had something to eat, and left their horses at the door.</p>
<p>Q. What coloured horses were they?</p>
<p>M. Steel. I do not know; they went away before six o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Which way did they go?</p>
<p>M. Steel. They went away towards London.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-21-person273"> John Quiby
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<interp inst="t17611209-21-person273" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner and another had horses of me on the 8th of October, I verily believe, but I cannot be positive; I know they had on the 9th, because I have that set down. The prisoner had a horse of me seven times; he and Rolk went out together several times. I lett the prisoner a roan horse very often; he is blind of the near eye, and a cut tail, and gauled on his shoulder by running in a chaise. The seal that the prosecutor has sworn to is the seal that I saw taken out of the prisoner's pocket at justice Fielding's; that was, I think, on the 22d of Oct. I remember the prosecutor said it was a grey hound on a monument, before he saw it. The prisoner said, that Sheridan found it in Covent Garden, and gave it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-21-person274" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw this seal taken out of the prisoner's pocket when under examination on the 20th of October. The prisoner was examined different times, because we know the seal to be Mr. Yardley's seal, by his descriptions of it to us. I live with Mr. Fielding; the prisoner gave different accounts of it, first, he said a man gave it him that is gone to Ireland, another time he said he found it in Covent Garden, as he was walking there one morning.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I can contradict him in what he says. It was made a present of to me. The next time they examined me, they asked me if I heard the man say where he found it. I said he found it in Covent Garden; the young man is gone to Ireland short of money, and I made him a present of half a guinea, between me and another man; I gave him 5 s. 6 d. and the other 5 s. I never robbed a man in my life. I believed that was pinchbeck; I knew no other till it was taken from me.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-21-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner from his infancy. I was at the Blue Anchor, Russel-street, Covent Garden; I cannot say the day of the month, but I believe it was some time in October, it was on a Sunday, there was a young man going home to Ireland, named Sheridan; we thought proper to make a collection for him to carry him home, as he was a labouring man; Mr. Flinn said he would contribute, and pulled out 5 s. 6 d. and I pulled out 5 s. which was all the money I had upon earth. There were three or four more. The money was given him; this is a thing usual with our countrymen when they are going home. He put the money in his pocket, and pulled out a seal; I never had it in my hand, it was a yellow seal with a red stone in it. Said he to Mr. Flinn. I have a seal that I picked up, you have a watch, and I never a one, I'll give you this seal. There were many in company, wishing him a good journey; I did not hear him say where he found it. We staid and had some punch. I never saw Mr. Flinn since, till I heard he was taken into custody. I have known him from his infancy, his character was always a good one. I have worked with him here.</p>
<p>Q. What is your business?</p>
<p>Foster. I am a Dyer; I worked for Mr Honor and Graham in Montague Close, on the other Side the Water.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17611209-23-victim284 t17611209-23-viclabel136"/>. My shop was robbed on the 9th of November, between six and seven at night; I missed a drawer of ribbands. A person came to me on the Tuesday sevennight following, and informed me a person had been with his wife the evening before, and offered such ribbands to sell; his name was Jones. I went to his house. I was informed by his wife who he was. I went and got a warrant; and, before I took him, he had surrendered himself. I charged a constable with him, and went and searched his house, but found nothing. Then I came back to him, and desired him to produce the person that he had them of. He did. I charged the constable with them both: I desired the constable to take care of them: He let both of them
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<p>Q. Did you ever see any of your ribbands again?</p>
<p>Kent. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Mrs. Jones. Saunders Joseph offered me a parcel of black ribbands to sell in November last, some single taffety, double taffety, pearl double, and broad edged ribband.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I lost quantities of such.</p>
<p>Mrs. Jones. He offered them at fourpence halfpeny a yard, and the worst of them were worth more money; I would not buy any of it. After he was taken up, he produced the prisoner, and said he employed him to sell them for him.</p>
<p>Saunders Joseph. I live with Mr.
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<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Joseph. He is a poulterer by trade; he desired me to dispose of them as cheap as I could.</p>
<p>Q. What is it that you deal in?</p>
<p>Joseph. In snuff; my master does.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever deal in ribbands before?</p>
<p>Joseph. No. The prisoner bid me take 5 d. a yard, but, if I could not, to take 4 d. halfpeny, for he wanted ready money.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner bring them to you in?</p>
<p>Joseph. In a paper.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you tell Mrs. Jones they came from?</p>
<p>Joseph. I told her they came from out of the country, for I had not asked the prisoner where they came from.</p>
<p>Q. Where are they now?</p>
<p>Joseph. I do not know; my spouse delivered them when I was not at home.</p>
<p>Mrs. Jones. He told me they were a particular friend's of his, and they came out of the country; and another time he said he did not know the man.</p>
<p>Q. to Joseph. Did you tell Mrs. Jones you did not know the man?</p>
<p>Joseph. I did; I am no particular acquaintance of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Mrs. Kent. I remember the box of ribbands being lost about six o'clock, on the 9th of Nov. I was in the parlour at the time, there was nobody of our people in the shop; we saw a man go out of the shop so suddenly, we thought him to be a thief.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-23-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am Mr. Kent's servant. On the Tuesday sevennight after my lord mayor's day Mr. Jones came to our shop, and asked if we had lost any black ribband? I said we had. He said he lived in Petticoat Alley, and kept a Haberdasher's shop; and, if I went there, his wife could tell me further about it. He said, there were about 90 yards of different sorts of black ribband offered to her by a man. My mistress and I went there; Mrs. Jones told us where the man lived. I sent for him (that is, Saunders Joseph) to a public house, and told him I kept a little shop, and had an order for some ribbands more than I had got, and said, I was recommended to him by Mrs. Jones. He said, the man took them away last night; they are a particular friend's of mine, that lives at the other end of the town; I am going there, and I will inquire if he has sold them, and I'll let you know.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-24-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's dragoons. On the 15th of of Nov. in the morning, he was saying his furlough was out. I said I can put you in the way how you shall get on, and get something towards your expences; you shall guard the mail to Hounslow, and I'll speak to the boy to let you go further on to London, as he was going to Essex. He said it was pretty near 40 miles from London. I set out about six o'clock to meet the Bristol mail, and met it. When I came back I said to my wife, Where is Aston? She said, He does not go, he has got his furlough renewed. I was going to set out myself; and just at the time he came in, in a blue furtout coat, and said, he proposed to go, and he would go. He set out with my horse and arms, in order to guard the mail to Hounslow; it was a bay horse, with a good deal of white about his nose, and a blaze; about 15 hands and an half high. He had these pistols (Producing a pair of horse pistols, with brass mounts), and he had a blue furtout coat over his regimentals, no boots on; there was a halter tied about the horse's neck, besides the bridle. He set out about ten at night; this was the 15th of November. I saw no more of him till about seven the next morning; then he was only in his regimentals,
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<interp inst="t17611209-24-person294" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I drive the Bath Waggon; I set out from London last Sunday night, or Monday morning was three weeks, and was upon Hounslow Heath between three and four o'clock, at a place called Butchers Grove; a man came up to me, it was
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<p>Q. Look at him; be sure?</p>
<p>Poulton. I am sure he is the man that stopped and robbed me. I know him, for he and I quartered in one house the biggest part of 12 months. I was there four days and two nights in a week, and he the biggest part of the week. I knew the horse he rode very well. He was dressed in a blue surtout coat; he pulled out a pistol, and held it up against my breast, and said he must have my money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you meet the mail?</p>
<p>Poulton. No, that was got into Hounslow before I came by.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Poulton. It was a small matter foggy, not so bright as it is sometimes; but I saw the moon very plain, it was light enough to see the money when I pulled it out, or to see what o'clock it was. I delivered my money in a canvas bag to him, it was about 50 shillings; he had a handkerchief over his head and under his chin; he had no boots on. He said, if I made any more words, he would blow my brains out. One of these pistols here produced is very much like that he held to me; the horse was a darkish bay, a blaze on his face, and a great snip on his nose, and a halter tied about his neck. I went on with my waggon to Maidenhead, and the first thing I did was to change my bloody cloaths; for, after I gave him my money, he demanded my watch. I said I had no watch. He said, D - n you, you say you have no watch, and you have a watch; and he up with his pistol, and hit me a knock on my head, and see me a bleeding. When I got to Maidenhead, I swore a man robbed me on that horse of Mr. Clack's; I never swore to the man till now.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not swear to him then?</p>
<p>Poulton. I did not much care to swear to him, though I knew him when he was robbing of me: I did not chuse to be concerned in taking the man's life away,</p>
<p>Q. from Prisoner. Did you not say, before the mayor of Maidenhead, you could not swear to the man?</p>
<p>Poulton. I said I did not chuse to swear to the man; that was my answer.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner to Clack. How long was I quartered in your house?</p>
<p>Clack. I cannot say how long; but while in my house he behaved as well as any man in England. I belive he was at my house about three quarters of a year.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-24-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Milehouse, by the 24th mile stone, two miles on this side Maidenhead. On Monday the 16th of November the prisoner called upon me, and left his coat, it was a blue great coat. and a pair of pistols, with me; to the best of my remembrance, his hat was cocked; he had no boots on. He rode Mr. Clack's horse, I knew the horse a tall bay horse, with a blaze on his face; Mr. Clack often calls at my house with that horse; the prisoner told me he had been guarding the mail for Clack. Mr. Clack came and took the pistols away.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-24-person297"> Hugh Savil
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<interp inst="t17611209-24-person297" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner on the 16th of November, about 10 o'clock, along with his brother and a militia man, at the Bull inn; he took out a canvas bag, and opened it, there might be in it to the amount of forty or fifty shillings; he took out six pence to pay; I saw two half crowns amongst it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There were two half crowns in my bag.</p>
<persName id="t17611209-24-person298"> Elizabeth Dassborn
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<interp inst="t17611209-24-person298" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Maidenhead. The prisoner came into my house on the 16th of Nov. about half an hour after nine, with a brother-in-law, and two dragoons; he took out some silver from his left-hand pocket; I don't know much he had; he took out a sixpence to pay me; I said it was not a good one; he gave me another, and I gave him 2 d. out of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-24-person299" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am petty constable; I had an order from the mayor of Maidenhead to take the prisoner into custody. I heard him say he had but threepence halfpeny in his pocket when he went to guard the mail.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As we went to Hounslow with the mail, the first horse knocked up at Salt-hill; we got a fresh horse there. When we came to Crauford Bridge, another horse knocked up. The post-boy desired. I would ride farther for a fresh horse; I went and blew the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176112090023"/> horn at the gate, and said the horse is knock'd up, give me a fresh horse. I pulled my great coat off, and pistols, and laid them down, and sadled another horse, and went back, and saw the mail cart standing. I took the horse out; he set off again, and left me with the horse that was knock'd up. I rode a little way; he fell down upon my leg; I got up and drove him two miles and a half before me to Hounslow. There the mails were in the mail cart, just going off again. I found my horse in the stable loose. I put on my great coat and pistols again, and came away a foot-pace; he could not walk upon the stones at all. I came home to Maidenhead, and went up the by-way to Mr. Clack's stable, and tied the horse up with a halter. A gentleman got my furlough renewed for four days. Then some body came, and said they had found my colonel's bitch. I went to see her, but it was not the right. By-and-by Clack came and said, Aston, they are going to haul me away, come and clear me. So I went with him to the mayor directly. Then they took me in custody; I am as innocent of the affair as the child that is unborn.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. to Prosecutor. How far is it from the place where you was robb'd to the house of Mr. Clack?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is about thirteen miles.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-26-person332" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Peter-street by Soho-square. My husband is a taylor. The prisoner lodged in the same room I did. My child Edward was five months old. The prisoner was going to see her brother-in-law in Old Bond-street; she took my child (being seemingly fond of it), and said she should not be gone above half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. What business was the prisoner?</p>
<p>S. Mulby. She said she was a servant out of place. She gave me part of a pint of beer when she went out with the child; she went up towards Tyburn Road; she set out a little after five in the afternoon on the 20th of June.</p>
<p>Q. How was the child dressed?</p>
<p>S. Mulby. In a brown skirt, an old flannel petticoat, an old white gown, an old laced cap, and a black cap over it; old things, I do not think they were all above a shilling value. I did not see the prisoner till about four months after. I saw the child on the Thursday following, being the 23d of June. I had inquired about the streets, workhouses, and hospitals, and I found it dead at St. George's Hospital; it looked as if it had been drowned; it was naked, but I knew it. I have here some of the things it had on, which were taken off it at the hospital ( producing a pair of stockings, yellow shoes, an old coat, and a black cap).</p>
<p>Q. How did you and this woman live together?</p>
<p>S. Mulby. We were not enemies, nor over great. She seemed to be fond of the child. My husband was then in trouble.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say when she was taken up?</p>
<p>S. Mulby. She said before the justice, that she met with a woman as she was going along that was going to see a place at Kensington. She set the child on the edge of the river, and it gave a spring out of her arms into the water.</p>
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<interp inst="t17611209-26-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the father of the child. I took the prisoner in St. James's about a month ago. When she was before Justice Wright she owned she had rested herself upon her elbow, on a bridge in Hide Park, and that the child gave a jump out of her hands into the water.</p>
<p>Fra. Doby. I was going about business, and I met with the prisoner in Monmouth-street, the same Saturday night that she took the child out from its mother's.</p>
<p>Q. Was she sober, or otherwise?</p>
<p>F. Doby. She was sober. I did not speak to her; she was walking along with her hands before her.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>S. Mulby. I believe she had not drank before that day; she seemed very sober.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>We lodged in one room. I was an ironer to a landress at 3 s. a week. The poor woman was almost starved, and her child too. I had no money, and made away with an apron for 15 d. then we had some stakes and three pints of beer together. Then I said, if you'll let me take the child to my sister's I'll beg some silk to make it a black cap. She agreed to it. I took the child; and after that I met a young woman going to Kensington. She asked me to go along with her. I said I would, if she would help to carry the child. When we came to a house where are two centinels painted on wood at the door, near the park gate, we had half a pint of beer, and gave the child a crust, and went on towards Kensington. I stopped upon the bridge in the park, and suddenly the child gave a spring into the river. I strove to get it out; but being with child could not; and no foul was coming by at that time; and the woman was gone on. I was affrighted, and did not know what to do. I wished afterwards that I had returned to Mrs. Mulby.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure your house was made fast over night?</p>
<p>Twyford. It was; I bolted the door with two bolts between nine and ten o'clock. A neighbour of mine had lost an empty sack on the Saturday, and he was inquiring about; and at last the prisoner was found in a barn, about a mile and a half from my house. There I went and found about half a bushel of flour, a loaf of bread, and a cheese, and my stockings on the prisoner's legs. I knew the stockings to be my property by a hole at the heel, and the bread of our own baking. He owned before the justice that he took these things for want of victuals.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did your box stand?</p>
<p>E. Roads. It stood below stairs, and was locked.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find it broke open?</p>
<p>E. Roads. No, she did it with a key.</p>
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<p>Q. How did she say she got at it?</p>
<p>Gay. She said she opened the box with a key of her own.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was frighted; and they proposed to me, that if I would make up the money again, they would make no more to do about it.</p>
<p>Gay. The prisoner confessed she had bought these things with part of the money. (Producing a parcel of cloaths, and the key with which she owned she had opened the lock.)
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