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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176609030001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's COMMISSIONS of the PEACE, OYER and TERMINER, and GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE COUNTY of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 3d, Thursday the 4th, Friday the 5th, Saturday the 6th, and Monday the 8th, of SEPTEMBER, 1766.
<p>In the Sixth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Seventh SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<p>NUMBER VII.</p>
<p>LONDON,</p>
<p>Printed for J. WILKIE, at the Bible, in St. Paul's Church-Yard.</p>
<p>[Price Six-Pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176609030002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>Before the Right Honourable
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<p>N. B. The characters * ++ direct to the judge by whom the prisoner was tried; also (L.) (M.) by what jury;</p>
<p>LONDON JURY.</p>
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<p>MIDDLESEX JURY.</p>
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<p>392. (L.)
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<p>Q. What time of the day was it you lost your handkerchief?</p>
<p>Bond. It was about one or two in the day.</p>
<p>Devereux Wall. I saw Mr. Bond going along with his handkerchief hanging out of his pocket; the boy at the bar ran after him and took it out, and gave it to a man behind him; the man seeing I observed them, gave it the boy again; I stopt the boy, and ran after Mr. Bond, and asked him if he had lost his handkerchief; he felt, and said he had; when the boy was committed, I saw the handkerchief taken out of the lining of his coat when in the Compter.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>My father lives in Bridgewater-Gardens; the handkerchief hung out of the gentleman's pocket, and it dropt down on the ground, and I picked it up.</p>
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<p>393. (L.)
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<p>To which he
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<p>394. (M.)
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<p>Q. Where were these things taken from?</p>
<p>Jaques. The breeches were in a back parlour; I took the prisoner before Justice Welch, who committed him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>It was necessity that drove me to it.</p>
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<p>395. (M.)
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<p>It appeared upon each trial, the prosecutors gave the prisoner each a shilling to confess the facts.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-5-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was with me; he had the things mentioned in the indictment, in a bundle, going home; the two prisoners were one on one side the way, the other on the other; Child came and snatched the bundle out of Christy's hand, and then ran away up a street where was no thoroughfare, where he had dropt the bundle and was coming back; I met him; he said, what is the matter, have you been robbed? I said, yes, you rascal, and you are the man; I stopped him, and charged the watch with him; the other prisoner followed us to the watch-house; I told a watchman he was a companion of the other I believed, so they secured him; as soon as Child had taken the bundle, Sell came and said hold of Christy and held him, and said, is your honour robbed?</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not secure him at that time?</p>
<p>Flint. There was a little boy with us; he had another bundle; I was afraid Sell would take that; I took that in my hand, and ran after Child.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-5-person56" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-5-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with Mr. Flint on the 30th of July at night in Prince's-street; he walked first, I next, and the little boy last; I had the bundle in my hand, containing the things mentioned in the indictment; Child came and snatched away the bundle, and ran round the corner with it; he was soon taken; after that the bundle was found, by searching where had he been (the things produced and deposed to.) Sell came to me as soon as the other had taken the bundle, and said, has he robbed you, has he robbed you, and held me fast; I said, let me alone, you belong to him; I gave a spring from him; I am certain he meant to hold me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-5-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the first cry, stop thief; I saw Child go round the corner with the bundle; I ran, and was at the taking him; then came Sell and said, leave him to me; by which means he had like to have got him from me and the constable; I told them where I had seen Child go, and they went and found the bundle.</p>
<p>Child's defence.</p>
<p>I had no intent to take the things away; Sell and I had been drinking together; I was much in liquor.</p>
<p>Sell's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it; we had wished each other a good night in Piccadilly, and parted; we are both soldiers; I was locked out of my quarters, and coming along, I presently heard the cry, stop thief; I asked that gentleman if he had been robbed; he said, yes; after that, I thought as soldiers are often used ill in the streets, they were going to fighting; I went to take Child's part.</p>
<p>
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<p>398. (M.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-6-person62" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Q. Has the prisoner a husband?</p>
<p>Fowler. When she came she said she had, and I would see him before I lett the room; she brought a man that she said was her husband, and I lett it to them; he was present at the time, and he was in the room all the time she was; he now says he is not her husband; he calls himself Starkey, her name, but that is not his name.</p>
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<p>399. (M.)
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<p>The prisoner's behaviour at the bar, and while in confinement, as appeared by Mr. Akerman's servants, discovered her to be insane.</p>
<p>
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<p>See her tried No 305, in this Mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>400. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-8-off42 t17660903-8-crimeloc39"/>; there is a hole in the window-shutter to let light into my shop; on the 29th of July in the night, the glass was smashed all to pieces, which was at the hole, and as near as I can guess, 3 dozen of breeches pieces, and 2 pieces of cotton for body linings, were taken out through the hole in the shutter.</p>
<p>Q. How big was that hole in the shutter?</p>
<p>Shakespear. It was big enough for a man to put his arm in; the breeches pieces were tied up in three bundles, with boards on the outsides, but we found the packthreads were cut and the boards left on the inside. We found some of the pieces upon
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<interp inst="t17660903-8-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a Jew, who is here a witness; I went out that afternoon, and lay at Lambeth that night.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts was this hole in your shutter?</p>
<p>Shakespear. The hole is near the top of the shutter; the person must stand upon the ledge at the bottom of the window, then it was in his power to get at the things.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-8-person73" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-8-person73" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodge at Mr. Shakespear's; I hearing a noise in the street got to the window; the watchmen were talking to my landlady; I went down and found the window was broke; this was about two o'clock.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-8-person74"> Levi Hyam
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<interp inst="t17660903-8-person74" type="given" value="Levi"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-8-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a colour-maker; the prisoner is a scourer; he gave to me eight worsted pieces for breeches to sell by commission.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how he came by them?</p>
<p>Hyam. No, I do not know that: ( produced in court.)</p>
<p>Shakespear. Here are three of them have my marks upon them; they I swear to, the others are two threads and three threads, such I lost; I believe them to be mine, but not being marked, I do not swear to them.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-8-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I found these pieces upon Hyam when I took him up, and have had them in my custody ever since; I hearing of a stocking-shop that was robbed, went and found out the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was walking the street calling old cloaths; a man called me in Peter-street, Westminster; I went to him, and bought these pieces of him.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I went to the prisoner to persuade him to be an evidence, as I thought there might be others concerned, but he would not; after that, when he came before Sir
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. By what do you know the coat?</p>
<p>Crips. Here is a slit under the collar, done by the owner's stock-buckle; it is the property of Mr. Bellamy; I have cleaned it twice, and know it well; it was taken away as it was wet, and it now appears in a rumpled condition, by drawing it through the hole.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I bought it and paid honestly for it; I had it of the same man I had the breeches pieces of; I have got witnesses enough here.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>Dr.
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<p>Q. Has he a good or a bad character?</p>
<p>Myer. I never knew no bad of him when he lived with me.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-9-off49 t17660903-9-crimeloc51"/>. On the 21st of August I had been backward into the yard; when I returned, I perceived the prisoner going out at the street door; I seeing both my parlour doors stood open, I missed my tea-chest; I looked out at the street door, and saw the prisoner running cross the way; I called to a man that was by her, to stop her; he did; she told him she had only been quarrelling, and he let her go; she ran down a place where was no thoroughfare; I went to her; I took my two gowns out of her apron, which she had taken from my back room; I took the tea-chest from her, with the canisters, spoons, and strainer in it. She owned to the taking the things, and swore in a very bad manner, and said she would have taken every thing she could lay her hands on, had she had time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never took the things out of the house; I saw a woman come out of the house with a child sucking at her breast; she throwed them down, and I took them up and put them in my lap.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was the prisoner you saw in the house?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I am; I never lost sight of her till she was taken.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<p>Prosecutrix. This man told me he was her husband.</p>
<p>M'Grew. The prisoner is not my wife; I have known her some years; I heard she kept company with a vile woman, so I licked her.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you take her up?</p>
<p>Robins. Sometime about the eighth or ninth of July.</p>
<p>Q. Did she stay in your house till then?</p>
<p>Robins. She did.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you take her up then?</p>
<p>Robins. Because she would not get me my things.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married man?</p>
<p>Robins. I am.</p>
<p>Q. What was your reason for letting her abide in your house who you said robbed you?</p>
<p>Robins. Her husband is a soldier; and she promised to get my things out of pawn, but did not.</p>
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<p>Q. Had you opportunity enough to have taken it from her?</p>
<p>Jenkins. I had opportunity enough had I known what she was about. I picked her up with intent to lie with her, but did not.</p>
<p>Q. If you could have got your watch again after all this, would you have prosecuted her?</p>
<p>Jenkins. No, I would not.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-12-off70 t17660903-12-crimeloc72"/>; I have a room in the house of
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<interp inst="t17660903-12-person112" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; on the 16th of last month, I missed thirteen guineas and a little horn-box out of my room; I missed it about an hour after it was taken.</p>
<p>Q. In what place was this little box put?</p>
<p>Beet. It was in my bureau, in a one pair of stairs room; the room door was locked, but I cannot say that the bureau was; the girl Byfield, had been in the night before for my linen to be washed; I have two keys to the room, one was hanging in the room, I missing that, knew no body had been in the room but she, suspected she must be the person that took my money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the room-door locked or unlocked?</p>
<p>Beet, I found it locked; I took her up, and before Sir
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<p>Q. How old is Byfield?</p>
<p>Beet. She is not twelve years of age?</p>
<p>Court. Her confession ought not to be made use of against herself, on account of her tender years.</p>
<p>Beet. I found the box upon the prisoner Evans, there were 3 s. in it, and in her apartment we found six guineas, two quarter guineas, and a 4 s. 6 d. piece, and 4 s. 6 d. in silver, in a pound of sugar in a paper. The mother of the girl lived opposite me; my key was found in a hole among some shells of pease in Evan's cellar.</p>
<p>There being no proof against the prisoner Byfield but her own confession, which, on account of her tender years, was not proper to go to the jury, they were both
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<interp inst="t17660903-13-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , there one of them confessed that it was Church's coat they had to cover it; Sir William desired Mr. Reynolds and me to go back and bring Church; we saw him facing the Mansion-house, we took and carried him in; I believe Sir William would have admitted one an evidence, but they quarrelled; one said to the other, you did it; the other said, no, you did.</p>
<p>Q. What did Church say?</p>
<p>Johnson. He denied cutting it off, but did not disown his knowing of it; he said the other two cut it off.</p>
<p>Aston's defence.</p>
<p>This piece of lead was brought to us to carry off to get some beer, there were above 40 men working there; I did not know but what they had found it.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-13-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a public-house in Leadenhall-market, Aston used my house about half a year, Mr. Wicks pays his men at my house, I never saw no ill by him.</p>
<p>Cockelwell's defence.</p>
<p>They told me they had got a pigeon, that they had found in some rubbish; they asked me to go and sell it; I went with Aston, and the constable stopped me.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by pigeon?</p>
<p>Johnson. That is a nick-name they give to things of this sort.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>Mr. Dolings. I live in Great Russel-street, Bloomsbury, I am clerk to Mr. Hucks the brewer; I have known Cockelwell these twenty years, he once kept a shop in Eagle-street by Red-lion-square.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known him lately, what way of life is he in?</p>
<p>Dolings. I cannot tell for these twelve months past what way of life he is in, I never heard any ill of him before this.</p>
<p>Mr. Hind. I am a cheesemonger, and live in Thrist-street, Soho, I have known him some years; he once failed, and delivered up his affairs into my hands very justly, for the benefit of his creditors.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-13-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him four years, I lived servant with him two years, he bore the character of an honest man.</p>
<p>Church's defence.</p>
<p>They took the lead off in my coat, that is all I know of it, I was not in the way at the time.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-13-person126" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-13-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a weaver, I have known Church these three or four years, I never heard a word of harm of him in my life, he is a seafaring man.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>410. (L.)
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<p>The only evidence against the prisoner was that of being in company with Watkins when he sold part of the goods.</p>
<p>For want of room here, we refer the reader to the trial of Watkins, who was cast and executed for the same. See No 79. in Sir
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<p>411. (L.)
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<persName id="t17660903-15-person139"> George Riley
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<interp inst="t17660903-15-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Newbery, I was planted behind the door, and saw the prisoner take three guineas and a 36 s. piece out of my master's till; then he went into the fore-shop, I immediately followed him, and told my master that was the person that had taken the money; upon which the prisoner threw down the money, and said, that was the first time he had been guilty of a thing of that sort.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-15-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable (he produced the money in court) this money was lying on the table when I was sent for last Saturday was se'nnight; it was delivered into my hands, and I have kept it ever since.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. How was the money marked?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The 36 s. piece had a scratch on it from the nose to the letter G, the date 1747; the five guineas were marked with the letter N under the head.</p>
<p>The jury inspected the money, and found it to be marked as mentioned.</p>
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<p>412. (L.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17660903-16-person143"> John Austin
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<interp inst="t17660903-16-person143" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-16-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 5th of August, about nine at night, we were housing of sugar; my man told me there was a man in the buildings; I went and there found the prisoner with a handkerchief full of sugar in a two pair of stairs room; he was coming down into the one pair of stairs room, he delivered the sugar to me.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner at work for you at that time?</p>
<p>Austin. No, he was not; there were several hogsheads open in the room he was in.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-16-person144"> Ruben Rutlidge
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<interp inst="t17660903-16-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am one of the constables of Tower-ward; on the 5th of last month, about nine in the evening, a person came and told me they had detected a person with some sugar in the warehouses. I went; the prisoner and sugar were delivered into my care; I carried him to a public-house, he said it was sweepings; there are nine pounds of it (produced in court) some he said was given him by a mate of a ship that lay near London-bridge; I went and haled the ship, the mate came on shore, he declared he gave no such person any sugar; I looked into the handkerchief, and found it all to be very good Barbadoes sugar.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went on board a ship to see two shipmates; coming from thence, they called. Who will work? I had a handkerchief of sugar, I went and put it down on the kay; they said I stole it; I said I would take them to the man that I got it of; they would not go, but took me to a public-house, and said I must down on my knees and beg pardon, or go to goal that night.</p>
<p>Q. to Austin. Did he ask you to go with him to any person.</p>
<p>Austin. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you desire him to go on his knees and ask pardon.</p>
<p>Austin. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-17-person149" type="given" value="John"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-17-off90 t17660903-17-crimeloc93"/> </rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-17-victim148 t17660903-17-viclabel92"/>; the prisoner was in my house on the 16th of August in the afternoon, between four and five o'clock; I never saw him but once before, and that was the day before that; he drank a tankard of beer; he sat in a box where the company that had made use of the mug had set; after he was gone I missed it.</p>
<p>Mr. Kates. I am a pawnbroker. On the 16th of August the prisoner came with this silver pint mug in order to pledge it; (produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor) it had R M in a cypher on it. I asked him some questions; he not giving me satisfactory answers, I suspected he did not come honestly by it; he said it was his own; I asked him what was the cypher; he said he could not tell; he said it was left him as a legacy by a lady, whose name he could not recollect; I said that would not do; if you cannot give some better account I shall keep you and the mug too; he said if I would let him go, he would bring somebody to prove it his own; I wanted him to walk into the parlour; he would not, but attempted to run away; I sent for a constable and took him before Sir
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-18-off96 t17660903-18-cd97"/>. *</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-18-person155"> Israel Woolf
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<interp inst="t17660903-18-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Whitechapel; the prisoner came on one Sunday morning to the King's arms by the ditch-side, and said, will you buy a
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176609030009"/> silver spoon? I said, let me look at it; he desired me to go into a house.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Woolf. I am a pencil maker; he pulled the silver spoon out of a hairy knapsack, and gave it into my hand.</p>
<p>Q. What house did you go into?</p>
<p>Woolf. We went into the Hamburgh arms; I asked what he asked for it; he said either 12 or 14 shillings, I don't know which; I said, how can you ask so much; it is no: worth it; said he, give me what you please for it; I said, that is not the thing; I said, I'll wait for you here an hour or two; bring the proper owner of the spoon, and you shall have the value of it; he up with his fist and struck me on the pit of my stomach; I had the bowl of it in my left hand; he took hold of the handle to twist it out of my hand, but I kept it; I kept him and the spoon; he first of all said it was his wife's spoon; and on the Monday following, when he was before Justice Hodgson, he said he found it between Stratford and Ilford; it is a road which I often travel; I happened to be that way some time after, and asked at a public-house for any body that marked their spoons with M. W. I was directed to the Rising Sun; I went there and called for three pennyworth of brandy and water. Mrs. Winks brought it; I asked her whether she had a loss lately; she said she had lost a silver spoon; I asked her what letters were on it; she said, M. W. I said, go to the bottom of the Butcher-row, in East Smithfield, there you will hear of your spoon, at Mr. Wilford's.</p>
<p>Mr. Wilford. I had this spoon of Israel Woolf on the 6th of July; (produced in court) I have had it in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>Woolf. This is the same spoon.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-18-person156"> Martha Winks
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<interp inst="t17660903-18-person156" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-18-person156" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep the Rising Sun between Stratford and Ilford; I lost a silver table spoon about two months ago, but cannot tell the exact time.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this spoon.</p>
<p>M. Winks. This is like mine, but I cannot swear to it.</p>
<p>Mr. Wilford. This gentlewoman has acknowledged this spoon to be her property before three or four different people.</p>
<p>M. Winks I will not swear to it.</p>
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<p>415. (M.)
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<p>Margaret Burch. The prisoner lived
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-19-defend158 t17660903-19-deflabel103"/> with me almost 12 months; I always thought her to be very honest till she was gone away; I had lost a great many things; after she was gone, a woman that she lived with and she sell out; she came and told me the prisoner had robbed me of several things; I went to her lodgings with a search warrant, and found some of the things, and some at the pawnbroker's.</p>
<p>Q. What goods did you find?</p>
<p>M. Burch. I found a good many yards of silk, some muslin, laced caps, stockings, and many more things than I laid in the indictment; I found them in the woman's box that came, I don't know her name, she is a chairman's wife.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the prisoner at the time you found them?</p>
<p>M. Burch. She was by.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say?</p>
<p>M. Burch. She said nothing at all; we found a gown at one pawnbroker's, and some silk, not made up, at another's.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen the chairman's wife with her when she lived with you?</p>
<p>M. Burch. The chairman's wife used often to be about our house; I believe she drawed her in.</p>
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<p>416. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17660903-20-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Titchfield-street, Mary-le-bon parish; the prisoner worked for the same gentleman that I do, Mr. Lovell, a statuary: there was a piece of marble missing about the 12th or 14th of July, from the yard in
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-20-person166" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-20-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought the piece of marble on the 17th of July, and sold it to me for 12 s. with another piece of inferior marble; I believe he was very sober at the time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The piece of marble that I sold to Mr. Carr, I bought of one
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<p>400. (L.)
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<p>John Brown. I am in partnership with my two sons,
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-21-defend169 t17660903-21-deflabel111"/>. About the 7th of July my son informed me, that the landlord of the prisoner had found some web in his room; we looked and missed a gross and a half, which we had unpacked and put into a rum puncheon; my son went to his lodgings and took a piece to compare, and returned and told me he had seen some of our web, then I got a warrant and had him taken up.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-21-person177"> James Brown
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<interp inst="t17660903-21-person177" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-21-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am son to John Brown; I went to the prisoner's lodgings on the 8th or 9th of July, with a piece out of the package that we missed, to compare; the landlord shewed me the web; I was convinced it was our property; there was a peculiar mark upon it, that is, O O, it is a common mark for that kind of goods.</p>
<p>Q. Do not other people mark the same way?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-21-person178"> James Brown
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<interp inst="t17660903-21-person178" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-21-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I do not believe they do; the patterns correspond; I counted them over in the rum puncheon, and I found a gross and an half missing, but I found in the prisoner's room only half a gross: we got a warrant and took the prisoner up, at a public-house where he used; I took him over to our house, and upon being accused with it, he did acknowledge he had taken the web, but that it was the first fact; we have two shops; he acknowledged he took it out of that shop where we missed it from; I asked him his reasons for taking it; he said, he had a use for it; I took him before Alderman Cokayne, he there acknowledged he took it; he was committed, and after that bailed out, and now he comes upon a surrender: (the web produced, about 72 yards of it.)</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he worked with you?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-21-person179"> James Brown
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<interp inst="t17660903-21-person179" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-21-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About 13 months; I have nothing to say against him besides this.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-21-person180"> Henry Winter
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<interp inst="t17660903-21-person180" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-21-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Warwick-lane; the prisoner lodged at my house; I found two pieces of web in his room, between the table and a box; I thought they might be the property of his master. I went and told Mr. Brown of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the web; that room was a common room; I took a piece of cord to put round my chest, because I was going into the country.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-21-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Crown alehouse in Stationer's-alley, Ludgate-street; I have known the prisoner about a year and a half; I never heard but that he was a very industrious sober young man; he used to come to my house to breakfast and dinner, and return to his work very orderly; I never saw him in liquor in my life.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-21-person182" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-21-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Duck-lane; I have known him from an infant, his friends live at Bath, very responsible people; he has behaved very orderly; I never knew him guilty of any dishonesty.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<interp inst="t17660903-21-person183" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-21-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Did you tell him what quantity you charged him with?</p>
<p>J. Brown. No, I did not; I only asked him how he came by the web at his lodgings; he seemed confused, and hesitated; he said he had a use for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person190" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-22-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I are partners, we live in Panton-street; about the 6th of Aug. I had weighed a parcel of cuttings of silver for the caster, which I delivered to another person to melt over again, not having enough for the caster; I laid it by till after dinner; I thought it not proper to leave it all in the scale; I found it weighed sixty ounces: I took the weights out of the scale, as if I had not weighed it; when I came to it again, I put in about 12 ounces. When I came back the prisoner was alone in the shop; then I weighed it, and found but sixty-six ounces: I had given the prisoner a cover of a coffee-pot to solder a button upon it; I sent him down to do it; I ran up stairs, and felt in his coat pocket; not finding any thing, I looked under the board where he worked, there I found a parcel of silver cuttings, which I thought were about the same quantity as were taken out of the scale; I put them into the place again where I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176609030011"/> found them, and enquired about for a constable to have one at hand; I told Mr. Curry of it: I went and looked under the board again, when it was grown dark, they were gone: I let the prisoner go out; when he was gone about two or three doors from ours, I called him back; I told him there were some cuttings stole, and it was necessary to search all the workmen; the constable was not come, and during that time I imagine he slipped them out of his pocket into the sink, seeing him shuffling his right hand in his pocket; we went and found he had put them into the grinding-stone trough; I took them out; then he confessed the taking them, and said, it was the first time he had done it, and desired to be let go; I insisted on his being taken to the Round-house, while I got a search warrant to search his lodgings; in searching his lodgings the next morning, we found nine ounces; he has since owned he stole it, and owned he had stole silver before, and cast it into medals, and so disposed of them.</p>
<p>Q. What did they weigh that were found in the trough of the grinding-stone?</p>
<p>Ansell. They weighed about nine ounces.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he worked with you?</p>
<p>Ansell. He has worked with me about five years; we found this mould in his room; (produced in court) it is for a large medal of King
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the Second: (a medal produced cast from it.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person193" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-22-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; I had a search warrant delivered to me; I searched the prisoner's lodgings, and found this silver in this box, which I have had in my care since; (produced in court) he said himself, it was his master's property.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am journeyman to the prosecutors; Mr. Ansell sent the prisoner down to mend a spoon; then he told me he had seen some silver under the board; while he was mending the spoon, the silver was taken from the place; we all left off at seven o'clock; the prisoner went out, after which Mr. Ansell called him back, and told him he had lost some silver, and we were all to be searched; the prisoner wanted to go down stairs; I said, you shall not go without we all go; but he did go down, and we followed him; he went to the sink to make water, and at that time he slipped the silver out of his pocket into the grinding-stone trough; I was standing close by him, and saw him do it; he then confessed it, and said, it was the first time he had ever done so.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It was in a dark place, and it was impossible for him to see it.</p>
<p>Curry. I kept a strict eye upon him, as we had reason to suspect him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had no silver in my pocket. I did not confess any thing.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-22-person195"> James Blowet
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person195" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-22-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was a lodger of mine about a year and a half; I have known him about five years and a half; I know nothing to the contrary, but that he is a very honest man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-22-person196"> Peter Worral
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person196" type="given" value="Peter"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-22-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in White-lion-street, Seven-dials, I have known him some time; I never heard any harm of him till this time.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person197" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-22-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him between five and six years, I served him with bread; I never heard any ill of him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-22-person198" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-22-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him betwixt five and six years; he has a very good character as far as ever I knew.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-23-person203" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-23-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<interp inst="t17660903-23-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor. The prisoner came to the door with a sort of a half sieve of fruit; a man took them from her head: she came in and said, she wanted a pair of shoes to do her service; I brought four pair, none of them were wide enough; she has a remarkable wide foot. Our boy said, take care of that woman, she has been at our shop before; I believe she wants to steal a pair of shoes. She ordered a pair to be made by the Saturday, and went out; I saw a bulk by her side, and as she stooped to put her head to the half sieve, I did not see it as she arose up. The boy went and brought her back, and I saw the shoes under her cloaths; they were
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had two baskets; I set them down, and tried two or three pair; none fitted; he said he would do me a pair against Saturday; I was very contented. A fellow came by; I had a pair of shoes in my hand; I went out with them in my hand to save my fruit; they brought me in, and charged me with stealing them.</p>
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<p>Mr.
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<p>Q. Where was he apprehended?</p>
<p>Mr. Cook. At my house. As soon as my wife had given me an account of what things were stolen, I went to Justice Fielding's, and gave his clerk an account of what was gone, and desired him to advertise the things. When I came back, my wife had taken the prisoner up, from such circumstances that she was clear he was the person. I did not see him till the Monday morning; he was brought by the headborough; they said he wanted to speak to me; he begged mercy; I said but little to him.</p>
<p>Q. What were his words he made use of?</p>
<p>Mr. Cook. He said he hoped I would forgive him.</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. I am wife to the prosecutor. When the alarm was, I got up and went and examined, and missed the things mentioned in the indictment, (naming them) some were taken out of the pantry, and some out of the scullery.</p>
<p>Q. Was the pantry door locked over night?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. It was, but the key was in the door.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner then in the house?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. He was, and went about with us in the searching.</p>
<p>Q. Had you then any suspicion of him?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. I had.</p>
<p>Q. What gave you a suspicion.</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. There was a light of the window taken out; the window was in a passage that led to the pantry. The casement was not opened; the leaden bands that go round the bars were untwisted, and a bar cut in two. I was certain it was not done on the outside; I put the light up again, and twisted the bands to try if I could untwist them on the outside, and found that impossible. There was never a pane of glass cracked.</p>
<p>Q. Were the bands twisted close before?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. I believe they were; they were found and all whole; this confirmed my supposition; and after Mr. Cook was gone to Sir
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<interp inst="t17660903-24-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I sent the prisoner out for some walnuts, to get him out of the way while we searched for the things lost. The maid and I searched several places, and in going into the stable, we found the silver candlestick and part of the china in the manger, under some hay. Then I went for a constable and other people to assist; and when the prisoner came back, I took him into the room where they were, and delivered him into their custody, and said, I believed it was he that had robbed the house: he denied it at first, but at last when he found I had found part of the things, he cried, and said he would show me where he had concealed the rest. The officer went with us; he took us to a hole in the ceiling in the brewhouse; there we found the nine tea-spoons, three tablespoons, the cream-pot, and the rest of the china; he then offered to pay for the things rather than lose his character, and confessed he did do it in the morning after he got up.</p>
<p>Q. Who was by when he confessed this?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. Before me and others; two of the witnesses are here; he owned he took the light down, and did the whole fact. There grows some flowers, and is a little edging of box, which were not broke down in the least. We asked him how long he had thought of doing it? He said, he did not think of doing it till he was up in the morning; he was carried to goal on the Monday, after that, he said I was going away, and he did it to serve me; but for that had no foundation. (The goods produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176609030013"/>Q. By what do you know them?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. There are but two of the spoons but what are marked, and there is a small hole through the candlestick, by which we all know it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-24-person210"> Jane Douse
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<interp inst="t17660903-24-person210" type="given" value="Jane"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-24-person210" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Cook; I was with my mistress when the things were found; and after that I heard the prisoner confess he took down the light, and did the whole fact.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he make this confession?</p>
<p>J. Douse. In the parlour.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-24-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough; I was sent for to Mr. Cook's. Mrs. Cook delivered the prisoner into my custody; when Mrs. Cook asked him if he did the fact, he said he knew nothing of it; after that he looked down and said nothing. I said he had better confess, it might be the better for him; then he said he did take the things, and he would go and show us where the rest of the things that were missing were; he took us to the brewhouse, and shewed us a hole, where I took the things out.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-24-person212" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the first man that came into Mr. Cook's house when Mrs. Cook sent for assistance. Mrs. Cook said she had a very great suspicion of the prisoner, having found some of the things; she charged him when he came in with it; he at first denied it; a little while after he began to cry, and said he had rather pay for the things than have any more to do about it, and went and shewed us where the rest of the things were.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>It was by my mistress's order that I took the things away: she came to me one morning, and asked me if I could keep a secret; I said yes, if she desired it. She said my master was very cross to me and her, and she had a design to go away once before but did not, but she would now go away; she bid me take the plate out of the pantry, and break the bureau open, and take what money there was, and we were both to g o away together. The next Sunday morning I got up, and did not think any thing of doing it; she cut the bar herself over night; she asked me about it three times, and I was not willing. On the Sunday morning after it was done, the maid went and told my master; he went out to advertise it; then I began to be frightened, and said, I would bring the plate again at night; she said if I did, she would be revenged on me as sure as I was born; so she sent me out. I had told her where I had laid some part of it; while I was gone she sent for the constable, but I had not told her where I had laid the other parcel; she would have poisoned my master if I would have given consent to it. She gave me some poison, and desired me to beat it; she said it was to poison the rats; I beat it; she had got some boiled milk, and crumbs of bread and sugar; I asked what she did it for; she said it was for the rats, but she thought it was too good for the rats, she could freely give it my master. I said, I will have ho hand in it. I come from Buckingham, and have no body here to give me a character.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any time fixed for the doing this, was it agreed upon over night?</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Cook. You hear what the prisoner has been saying, what do you say to it?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. All he has been saying is false; he was so despiseable a fellow in the house, we could not bear with him; he was to go away on the Tuesday.</p>
<p>Young. Mrs. Cook said she knew where the things, or part of the things were; we went there, and she said she had told Mr. Cook, that she should find them before he came back; and when we went before Mr. Wegg, Mr. and Mrs. Cook were for laying the indictment only to transport the prisoner: then Mr. Wegg desired us to go to Sir
<persName id="t17660903-24-person213"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17660903-24-person213" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , as he understood it better than he; we set out, Mr. and Mrs. Cook in their post-chaise, and we and the prisoner in a little cart. When we came to the White-horse at Shepherd's-bush, Mr. and Mrs. Cook got out, and went into a parlour backwards; Mrs. Cook came to the street-door, and desired me to let the prisoner come to her; she said she had a particular question to ask him, that none could resolve but he; she said she would see he should be forth-coming to me again.</p>
<p>Q. Was he tied?</p>
<p>Young. No, he was not; I suffered him to go to her; he went into the garden with her; the headborough came to me, and said, he saw the prisoner jump over the hedge into the road; he was gone in two or three minutes.</p>
<p>Q. How did Mrs. Cook behave upon that?</p>
<p>Young. I went to her; she said she had let him go, she would not have him hanged upon any account; I said, I thought it was a very bad action; we went into the room to Mr. Cook, and told him, and he was angry that she should do so, and declared to me it was wholly unknown to him. After we had eaten our dinners at the White horse we returned home, and found he had been at home, and taken some money, a shirt, and other things; we heard no more of him till the next day; then Mr. Cook sent for me to take him into custody: he was taken, as we were informed, at Aylesbury, and brought back; then we took him before Mr.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176609030014"/> Wegg, and he committed him to Newgate; this was on the Wednesday; then was the first time that he said it was by his mistress's order that he had done what he had; he had given some slight hints before, but did not tell us this till then.</p>
<p>Q. to Coombs. Did you hear the prisoner charge this on his mistress?</p>
<p>Coombs. He told me on the Wednesday that his mistress had ordered him to do the thing, and that they were to go away together; this was before we went to Mr. Wegg, after he was taken the second time; and he said she told him, these were not half the things he should have.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him go over the hedge?</p>
<p>Coombs. I saw him when he was over, running.</p>
<p>Q. How was it you did not pursue?</p>
<p>Coombs. It was a thick hedge, and I went to enquire, and said, I believed Mrs. Cook had let him go. We had no warrant, and he was out of sight in a minute.</p>
<p>Q. to Douse. Did the prisoner come back to Mr. Cook's house?</p>
<p>J. Douse He did, and said his mistress gave him an order for me to pay him 8 s. for his wages; and if I had not the money, he said Miss was to go over the way and borrow it; he said his mistress ordered him to ask me for a ruffled shirt of his master's that was slit down the back, which was in a white basket. I let him have the 8 s. that being my own if it was lost; but the other not being my own, I refused to give it him; he went up and took it, and some odd bits of silk of little value.</p>
<p>Q. Did he describe the shirt rightly?</p>
<p>J. Douse. He did; he might know of that by rummaging about; it was in a basket in his own room. I asked him how he came to come back? he said his mistress had been so kind to let him go, and he should be bound to pray for her as long as he lived; then he set off directly and went away.</p>
<p>Court to Mrs. Cook. It is very necessary you should explain what has come out from those witnesses.</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. After we went to Mr. Wegg's, he said it would hang the prisoner: it frightened me a good deal; I was very sorry, he being a young fellow, I was sorry for his friends; and I made that excuse in order to let him get away. I did not order him to go and receive the 8 s. nor shirt; when I got him into the garden I said, John, you will surely be hanged; now make your escape, and never be seen in this part of the country: he said, God Almighty bless you, Madam; I shall be bound to pray for you as long as I live; as to the shirt, I did not know that shirt was in the room; it was in the room where he lay; after he was retaken, we examined the bundle which he had; there was a piece of silk and a piece of an old shirt our property.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Cook. You see your compassion has thrown a great cloud over this affair: this man's life is at stake; I must ask you a few questions. Did you, directly or indirectly, give him any order or encouragement to take away these things?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. Not the least in the world; I knew no more of it than your Lordship.</p>
<p>Q. Did you cut the bar?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner, before you sent him out for the walnuts, tell you where he had put any of the things?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever threaten to be revenged on him?</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. No, I never did; he did not suspect that I had found the things; for he said afterwards, if he had thought I suspected him, he would never have come back again, when I sent him for the walnu's.</p>
<p>Coombs. I said, after he had owned it, it was a wonder you did not make off, and not comeback; his answer was, Who would have thought of any such thing, that Mrs. Cook should have got them there to take him; he had no suspicion of it.</p>
<p>Mr. Cook. The prisoner used to have the key of the stable, and I telling my wife of that before I went out, made my wife suspect the things might be in the stable.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say to this? you have heard what has been said.</p>
<p>Mr. Cook. I am satisfied, thoroughly satisfied, there is not a word of truth in all this; I am certain her design in letting the prisoner get away, was real mercy and compassion in her; I know we had not had any word in quarrelling all the time the prisoner was with me, we lived on good terms. I cannot say but I was angry at her letting the prisoner get away.</p>
<p>Mrs. Cook. Mr. Cook said, when I came in out of the garden, You have saved a thief from the gallows, and he will cut your throat.</p>
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<p>Mr. Watson. As we went to the Round-house, the prisoner told me, if I would release him, I should have liquor, or any thing that I chose; and said it was but a trifling thing, he had done twenty such things as that.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am an upholsterer; when my work is done. I go home in order to clean myself; I met my nephew, and we went to the Mogul's-head in Drury-lane; we had come supper, and were pretty merry; I said, we will go and have some home brew'd beer in Vere street, I was very much in liquor; there was Sir
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<interp inst="t17660903-25-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : I had brought a cane with me, and left it at the Mogul's head; we drank till about twelve; coming away very much disguised in liquor, I happened to take his cane instead of my own; after that we went to the Two Blue Posts in Russel-street, and had more liquor; then we went to Weatherby's there came Sir James; they asked for the cane, I said it was not their cane.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-25-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an upholsterer, and live in Lincoln's-inn fields; the prisoner lodged with me from the 11th of June, till this accident happened; that night I supped with him at the Mogul's-head; he and a gentleman came to me, and asked me to go and eat some a-la-mode beef; we had a shilling in punch; after that we went to drink some fine ale at the Lamb; I do not recollect that I saw Sir James, there were three of us; I believe we were there about an hour and a quarter; we had only two jugs of ale there, then they went out; I went home, I do not know where they went.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner a cane at the Mogul's-head?</p>
<p>Swinney. I do not know whether he had or not; he seemed drunk when I parted with him; I never saw him drunk in my life before; no body kept better hours than he; he never made any disturbance in my house; he is noted for a man that sticks close to business; he gets a guinea a week regular.</p>
<p>Q. Where is the other man that was with you at that time?</p>
<p>Swinney. I do not know where he is.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He lives at Plaistow in Essex.</p>
<p>Mr. Holbrook. I saw the other man in the courtyard here yesterday.</p>
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<p>Mr. Blake. I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner pledged these two spoons with me, by the name of
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<p>Bray. I know these to be my lady's property; I had them under my care.</p>
<p>The prisoner in his defence, said, He pledged them for another man, name Bradshaw, that he accidentally. met with.</p>
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<p>Q. Was your house fast over night?</p>
<p>Mason. Every thing was, fast before I went to bed, which was about ten o'clock (the ruffles produced and deposed to by Mrs. Mason.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17660903-28-person244"> Jane Langham
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-28-defend236 t17660903-28-deflabel155"/> by trade, I used to visit him and his wife; I saw those ruffles in a bandbox in his room seven months ago, and I heard Walker acknowledge he got them at Knightsbridge, and that at the same time he got eight guineas and odd money.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-28-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took up the prisoner Walker, and after that, by virtue of a search-warrant, I found these ruffles and gauze in Norman's room.</p>
<p>Walker's defence.</p>
<p>I bought the ruffles in Rag-fair, of a man that goes about the streets, a Scotchman.</p>
<p>Norman's defence.</p>
<p>The first time I saw
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<p>To Walker's character.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-28-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a master bricklayer, and live in Essex-street in the Strand; I have known Walker two years, he is a labouring man, and honest as far as ever I heard.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-28-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am in the coal-trade, and live in Shire-lane; I have known him twelve years, his character is very good; I had him as a servant four years, and he did his duty as a soldier all the time.</p>
<p>Q. Is the woman at the bar his wife?</p>
<p>Hudson. I do not know that she is.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-28-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a victualler at the corner of Wych-street, behind St. Clement's church; I have known him twelve or thirteen years, I never heard any thing bad of him in my life; he is an industrious hard working man; I have known Norman four or five years, she went for his wife, I look upon her to be as honest a woman as any in the world.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-28-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a taylor, and live in St. Clement's parish; I have known him two years, he is a very honest fellow; I knew the woman before I knew him, she is an honest woman.</p>
<p>Serjeant
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<interp inst="t17660903-28-person251" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-28-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him eleven years and upwards; he belongs to the Coldstream regiment; he has behaved well as a soldier, he always obeyed his orders and came clean.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-28-person252" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-28-person252" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Norman four years; she lives in Milford-lane, she has a very good character.</p>
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<p>426. (L.)
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<p>The prosecutor being a foreigner, an interpreter was sworn.</p>
<p>Gille
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<p>Q. Was you sober or in liquor?</p>
<p>Dontremer. I drank but a pot of beer all the whole evening.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had these things about you when you went into that room?</p>
<p>Dontremer. I am sure I had; the watch I hung up at the head of my bed, and locked the street-door, and my own room-door on the inside; the key of the street-door I put in my pocket, but I left the key of my door in the lock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever meet with any of your things again?</p>
<p>Dontremer. The Justice found out my watch and snuff-box; I saw the watch at Mr. Crofton's shop four days after they were stolen, and the snuff-box at Mr. Goban's shop.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-29-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; on the 7th of July, in the morning, the prisoner offered a gold watch to pledge to me.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-29-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Fox-court; she told me it was the property of her husband; I bid her bring her husband: then she shewed me a snuffbox, it was blackish, I believe engine turned, an said that was her husband's; I desired her to bring her husband, and then I would talk to her farther; she went away and came no more: she was taken upon the Tuesday, and examined before Justice Girdler; she was seen to go into my house, so the Justice sent for me, and upon the account I gave, she was committed.</p>
<p>Court. In order to have seen her husband, you should have stopped the things; you could never expect to see her husband in letting her go away so. I mention this by way of advice, that you may always stop the goods, where you have any suspicion.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-29-person260" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Black-friers; the prisoner brought this gold watch to me on the 7th of July, and wanted three guineas upon it. I asked her how she came by it; she said it was the property of her husband; I said, then bring your husband; she took it away, and in about an hour and an half after, a gentleman-like man appeared as her husband; he said he wanted three guineas upon it; he told me the maker's name; I asked him how long he had had it; he said about a year and a half; I asked him what he gave for it; he said his brother died about a year and a half ago, and left it him: he pledged it in the name of John Hill; he said he lodged at a haberdasher's in Russel-street, Covent-garden (produced and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-29-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live on Ludgate-hill; the prisoner at the bar pledged this snuff-box with me on the 7th of July (produced in court and deposed to by prosecutor, it was engine turned.) I lent her 4 s. upon it.</p>
<p>Q. What way of life had she been in?</p>
<p>Goban. I took her for a different sort of a woman, than what she turns out to be.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before?</p>
<p>Goban. I know nothing at all of her.</p>
<p>Q. How was she dressed?</p>
<p>Goban. I think she was dressed in mourning.</p>
<p>Court. Here are three persons of some credit, by their appearance, every one whom have acted quite wrong; I wish there was more caution used in carrying on the trade. If a person puts a few clean cloaths on, they can easily impose on these persons: you will oblige the legislator to put an end to your trade, in not using more caution; such do more mischief to society, than the thieves themselves do: it certainly is their duty to stop the goods, where there is any suspicion.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the gentleman in my life; I was coming down Holbourn betwixt six and seven on Monday morning, a gentleman met me, a well dressed man; he asked me to drink a glass of wine with him; I refused it; he asked me a second time; we went to the Two Blue Posts in Holbourn, he called for a pint of wine; he asked me to go home
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Smith. I have seen him six or seven times in my house: he was in my house an hour, or an hour and a half the evening it was lost, and had a tankard of beer, but it was a mug that was lost; it was taken from the table he went to last; the prisoner was examined by my Lord Mayor; he said he knew nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-30-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor; I served the prisoner with some ham and beer that afternoon that the mug was lost; to the best of my knowledge, it was taken from the table where the prisoner sat.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-30-person268" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Mr. Sawrey's the White-horse, Fleet-market; the prisoner lay at our house; I found the mug under his bed on the 9th of July.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any other bed in the room?</p>
<p>M. Leech. No, there was not; I called my master and mistress, and they both looked at it, and put it in the place again, and the next morning it was there; the prisoner lay in that bed that night; when we came down stairs, we found by the Daily Advertiser it was advertised: (the mug produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my property.</p>
<p>Q. By what do you know it?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. Here is engraved round the bottom part of it, John Hills, at Darkhouse-lane, Billingsgate, the person's name that owned it before I bought it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-30-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the White-horse-inn in the Fleet-market; my maid informed me of this mug being under the prisoner's bed, and called my wife and me to look at it; I said it belongs to the gentleman that lodges here, put it where you had it, it is not mine, which they did; the prisoner lay there the next night also; in the morning, by looking into the Daily Advertiser, I found it answered the descriptions exactly; I then sent for Mr. Smith the prosecutor; when he came, I said, have you advertised a mug? he said, yes: I had a constable ready; we went into the room where the prisoner was; we looked for the mug but could not find it; I enquired of the prisoner where the mug was; he said he knew nothing of it; I said, my maid informed me of it yesterday, and I saw it, and she said it was standing in the same place this morning; I desired the maid to examine the bed; she removed some of the bed cloaths, and it was found betwixt the quilt and the blanket; then the prisoner said he knew nothing of it; it was not bruised when she saw it at first, but when it was found in the bed it was in this bruised condidion it is in now: (it was very much bruised.)</p>
<p>M. Leech. When I found it, it had only one very little bruise.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The room is upon a public stair-case that leads to a public yard; I never was in the room but when I went to bed; I do not know how the mug came there; Mr. Sawrey knows me, please to ask him my character.</p>
<p>Mr. Sawrey. The prisoner came up by my machine; I have known him two or three years; he first came with a person from Bedfordshire; all I know of him is, he behaved as a gentleman with me till this affair; he might have robbed me of a thousand times the value.</p>
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<p>- Macdaniel. The first of last month, between three and four in the morning, the two men at the bar were coming along the streets; there was another man with them, all with sugar; I was sitting at my box (I am a watchman) in Tower-street; I took hold of the first man, and asked him what he had got there; he said, what was that to
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<interp inst="t17660903-31-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 1st of August, between four and five in the morning, Macdaniel had hold of the prisoner Merryjohn, the other got away; he called, stop thief; I stopped Barber, and brought him to the watch-house; he had a parcel of sugar upon him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-31-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; between three and four in the morning on the first of last month, I saw my partner engaged with three men; they made an attempt to run away; we secured the two prisoners, the other got away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-31-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am under beadle of the ward; about 20 minutes after three on the 1st of August, three men came up to the place where we had a centry stood; I heard a noise; Macdaniel called to me to come to him; I went to him; Merryjohn had thrown down the sugar; I ordered a watchman to take it up, and I laid hold of Merryjohn to carry him to the watch-house; one ran quite off, the other attempted to run but was soon taken, and we took them to the watch-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-31-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; I took these two prisoners into custody; the account they gave of the sugar was, that it was sweepings, but it did not appear so to us, it was clean sugar.</p>
<p>Barber's defence.</p>
<p>A man gave the sugar to me to hold while he made water, the watchman stopped me immediately, and he ran away.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<p>Q. How does he get his bread?</p>
<p>Miller. He goes a portering, sometimes one way, sometimes another; Merryjohn and he live together; they are Venetians, honest people as far as I know.</p>
<p>Merryjohn's defence.</p>
<p>I had been to Billingsgate that morning; I saw a man in the street, he asked me what countryman I was; I said, a Genoese; he wanted me to carry the sugar; I took it to carry; the watchman stopped me, and that man got away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-32-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I are partners in the business of
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-32-defend281 t17660903-32-deflabel177"/>, which was from a little before Christmas last. On the 15th of July I went to the house of Mr. Morris; he told me he had better horns than he could have of me; the next morning I went again; there I found some harts horns in the prisoner's bag, two pounds and a half of them; they are Hamburgh horn, I know them to be our property: on this I took the prisoner up; I held the bag up to him and said, do you know any thing of this bag? he said, yes, I do; (the bag produced in court.)</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it to be the prisoner's bag?</p>
<p>Jackson. I have seen it in my shop often before, and know it is his bag; (pieces of horn found at Mr. Morris's produced, and other pieces which the prosecutor brought from his own shop compared, and it appeared to a demonstration, they were only parted by the saw.)</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never sell the prisoner harts horns?</p>
<p>Jackson. I once sold him half a hundred of tips, and he never came to work after, till he had spent the money, and I am not paid yet.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago?</p>
<p>Jackson. It may be about three months ago.</p>
<p>Q. Are not these part of them?</p>
<p>Jackson. No, I can swear they are not; they were quite of a different sort.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-32-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a cutler, and live in St. John's-street; I bought these horns in the bag of the prisoner; Mr. Jackson came to my shop, and upon seeing the bag on my counter, asked whose bag it was; I said it was Garrett's; the horns were in it, there are two pounds and a half of them; I was to have given the prisoner half a crown for them, but having no silver I had not paid him for them; there are only two little tips among it, the rest are parts of bodies of horns.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you dealt with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Morris. I have dealt with him two or three years, and sometimes I have dealt with Mr. Jackson.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-32-person289" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-32-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was formerly a servant to Mr. Jackson; I was before my Lord-Mayor when the prisoner was there; I there saw the horns found at Mr. Morris's, fitted exactly to some pieces that
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I bought some horn in Whitechapel, and some of a merchant, all Hamburgh horn; as to their matching, horns may come off two dears heads, and appear as if they came from one.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-32-person290" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-32-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a druggist and live in White-chapel, the prisoner has bought horns of me several times; I believe he bought some of me in July last.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of horns were they?</p>
<p>Pool. They were bucks horns, there might be some flags horns among them.</p>
<p>Q. What is his character?</p>
<p>Pool. I know nothing of his character; he used to pay me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-32-person291" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-32-person291" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have lived with Mrs. Edwards 26 years, in Shoreditch; she deals in rags, horns, and other things for this seven years; the prisoner has bought what horns we have; he has taken an hundred, or a hundred and a half at a time.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-32-person292" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17660903-32-person292" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a box-maker, and live in the Old Exchange; I have known the prisoner 18 or 20 years, he has got his living by industry; he always bore a good character; I have lent him money several times to buy horns.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-32-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a carpenter, and live in Golden-lane; I have known the prisoner pretty near three years; he lived in my house about two years; he dealt in harts-horn; I never heard a bad character of him in my life; I have lent him money to buy horn; he has paid me very honestly.</p>
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<p>Joseph Molson was called and did not appear.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did you put your stockings when you went to bed?</p>
<p>M'Intosh. I put them under the foot of the bed, there was no body else but she in the room with me.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been asleep?</p>
<p>M'Intosh. I had; and when I awaked, she was there.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say when you charged her?</p>
<p>M'Intosh. She said nothing at all, but came down after me making a noise.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>M'Intosh. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>M'Intosh. I never saw her with my eyes before.</p>
<p>The principal evidence against the prisoner, was
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<interp inst="t17660903-35-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Hoxton; I lost a black gelding out of a field opposite
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Phillips. He had been about the fields with the haymakers some time.</p>
<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Phillips. His father tells me he is ten years of age; I was afraid of being prosecuted myself, or I had not prosecuted him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-35-person308" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a butcher, and live at Edmonton. On the 23d of August I was in my shop; the boy at the bar came up and said, Butcher, will you buy a horse? I said, what do you ask for him? he said 20 s. I said, you rogue, you have stole this horse; he said, no, I have not; I said, nobody will send you out with this horse to sell; where do you live: he said he lived at Old Ford, and that the horse belonged to Mr.
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<interp inst="t17660903-35-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the callicoe-printer. I asked him his name, he said his name was Reiley. My man was going towards Mr. Jones's, I would have had him went with my man, but he would not; I secured him and the horse, and ordered my man to enquire. When he came back, he said he could hear of no such person as Reiley; I kept him all night, then I sent him in a cart to Old Ford: my man returned, and said the prisoner confessed going along, that he stole the horse, and whose it was; then I sent the prisoner and the horse to the prosecutor: (it was a blind horse.)</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17660903-36-victim313 t17660903-36-viclabel195"/>. I was drinking in a public-house on Salt-petre bank on the 15th of August, about eight or nine o'clock, and drank three or four pots of beer with some of my shipmates; this was at the sign of the Black-boy. The prisoner came into the house, and forced herself into company without being asked: she asked me to go home to her lodgings with her. I did: she asked me to go to bed with her; we agreed, and went to bed together. After we had been to bed some time, she hawled my breeches from under my head softly, and in her getting up, I catched fast hold of her hand and said, where are you going; she gave me a very rude answer: another woman came up stairs; they went both down together; I found my breeches were gone; I went to the head of the stairs and called for a light; they brought up one; I found my breeches in the middle of the bed, and my money was gone; four guineas and a half and some silver.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in liquor?</p>
<p>Gifford. No, I was not at all in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you had your money in your pocket before?</p>
<p>Gifford. I am; I had received my wages about two o'clock that afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been in bed?</p>
<p>Gifford. About an hour and a half; I went in pursuit of her, and found her at the sign of the King of Prussia, and desired some people there to assist me in taking her up; they did: I found her in company with two soldiers. When she went to bed with me, the woman wanted money of her; she turned her pocket, and had no more than twopence halfpenny about her; and she paid the reckoning for treating the two soldiers, which came to 8 s. and 9 d. she was carried to the watch-house. The constable searched her, but no money was found upon her; she abused me very much going along; she took all the money I had in the world from me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-36-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the officer of the night. When I came to the watch-house, the gentlewoman at the bar and the prosecutor were there. I thought
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<interp inst="t17660903-36-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have 2 l. 14 s. 3 d. here, which the prisoner delivered to me to take care of for her (produced in court.)</p>
<p>Q. When did she deliver it to you?</p>
<p>Foy. That night that she was taken.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known her?</p>
<p>Foy. I have known her about a year and a half.</p>
<p>Q. How did she tell you she came by that money?</p>
<p>Foy. She told me her husband was lately come home from sea, and he gave it her, in order to clothe herself, that she might get into another way of life. The prosecutor and she have been acquainted before this.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She has been on board the ship that I belong to.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ever in her company before?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have; I was in her company two nights before this.</p>
<p>Q. to Foy. Did she say who was her husband?</p>
<p>Foy. No, she did not.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Foy. I am a publican.</p>
<p>Q. Was it at your house the prisoner was treating the two soldiers?</p>
<p>Foy. It was; she changed a guinea with me to pay the reckoning, which was 8 s. 9 d.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was just come up from Gravesend that day; I happened to meet with this man, he had been an old acquaintance of mine; he carried me into a strange house where I never was before; he said if I would lie with him, he would make me a very handsome present. I knew he was a terrible fellow; I was obliged to go to bed with him whether I would or not. I had not been long in bed before a woman came, and said a person wanted me; when I returned, he was disputing with a woman; I went to hear what it was about; the woman ran away, and he vowed revenge against me.</p>
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<p>434. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17660903-37-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 15th of July I went to see one Mr. Jackson, in Curzon-street, May-fair; after I had been there about an hour, I was sitting in a window, and Mr. Maloye came by; a person with me called him Maloye; I said, what is it that Maloye that belonged to the Irish Carabineers in Germany? the gentleman said yes. I said I should be glad to speak with him, I had not seen him for four years, since the peace was made. He came in, we shook hands, he sat down; I was glad to see him; we had a shilling's worth of rum and water; after that we might have two or three or more. He being going my way home, we agreed to go together; coming down Half-moon-street, Piccadilly, he asked me if I would go and drink a glass of wine with him at
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<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been often in the prisoner's company before?</p>
<p>Lee. I had been about three times in his company in Germany; I looked upon him to be a very polite and a very honest man.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not very fuddled?</p>
<p>Lee. I was so sober as to know what I was doing.</p>
<p>Q. Had you your watch out at Mr. Jackson's?</p>
<p>Lee. I had, and the prisoner took it out of my hand there, and said, your's is a very pretty watch, and I looked at his watch-chain, I had none to mine; I asked him what he gave for his; he said 18 d. I said I should be glad of such a one; then we put our watches in our pockets again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give him your watch to get a chain to it?</p>
<p>Lee. No, I did not; I would not have parted with it for ten times the value of it.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober when you took out your watch?</p>
<p>Lee. I was, we had not drank a shilling's worth of liquor at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it after you came out of Mr. Jackson's house?</p>
<p>Lee. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go to sleep?</p>
<p>Lee. I did; he gave me a knock on my shoulder, and gave me a jostle; and if I may be allowed to speak plain, I believe he took my watch at that time; I will not pretend to say it was so. While I was in a confusion with him, there came a fellow and gave me a knock on the side of my head, and knocked me down, and the prisoner got out, and got into another room, and the constable followed him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Lee. I believe he was not quite sober.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body come in the room while you were together drinking?</p>
<p>Lee. No, none but the waiter.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-37-person322" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. I was sent for on this occasion on the 15th of July; when I came there, there were a great number of people on the outside and in the inside the house; Mr. Lee was in the kitchen; he said, are you a constable? I said, I am; he said he had been robbed of his watch; he pointed to the prisoner, who sat upon a chair with his elbow upon the table, seemingly asleep. I went to him, and asked him if he had the gentleman's watch; he said no. I said, you must go before a magistrate and clear this thing up; a coach was called for; there was a great concourse of people; he was unwilling to go in at first; when we got there, Mr. Lee was examined; Sir John asked whether the prisoner had been searched; somebody said no; I was ordered to search him, and in his right hand coat pocket I found this watch: (produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember it was asked him how he came to rob his friend?</p>
<p>Trouton. I do; he said something that he did it out of a point of honour.</p>
<p>Q. What did he mean by that?</p>
<p>Trouton. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not seem to be surprized how it should come into his pocket?</p>
<p>Trouton. He was desired to search his own pockets by the landlord and others before, but he refused it; Mr. Lee said he would have his watch, and if the prisoner was distressed he would lend him five or six guineas.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Were they both in liquor?</p>
<p>Trouton. They were.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17660903-37-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waiter at the White-horse cellar; I remember the prosecutor and prisoner coming to our house; they both appeared to be in liquor at coming in; they called for a bottle of wine, I carried it in; after that another; they drank pretty freely; Mr. Lee was drowsy; he laid his arm down upon the table and went to sleep; he turned sick and cast his stomach: Mr. Maloye said he would have a post chaise; I went and ordered it, he got into it: the ostler said, Sir, please to pay for the chaise now, it is customary so to do; he refused it, so the ostler did not chuse to let him have the chaise; then he came out, and the chaise went back; when he came into the room, Mr. Lee was still drowsy; Mr. Maloye had his cane in his hand; he struck him gently, and said, Lee, get up. Mr. Lee stood up and looked about him, and said, I'll have something to go home in. I said, Sir, we have never a chaise at home: said he, I will have a post-chaise, and if you will not go for one I will; he would have one if it cost him a guinea a mile; he went out to see for one; he spoke to the post-boy; the boy said there was none at home; Mr. Lee put his hand to his pocket in the street and said, by G - d I have lost my watch, to the post-boy; he came directly into the room and said, I charge Maloye with stealing my watch; he rang the bell and went into the room, and charged Maloye with taking it, and said he should not go out of the room till he had it; Mr. Maloye denied having it: I wanted to go out upon business:
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176609030025"/> I went out, but he still kept Maloye; there was a scuffle between them; Maloye was rather the weakest; my mistress was sent for into the room; Maloye said to her, Madam, will you let Mr. Lee lie down upon a bed, he is very sick; Maloye lodged one night in the house, he was to have laid there a fortnight; she said he might lie down where he had laid, but she would not have her beds spoiled so.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Maloye order the chaise to?</p>
<p>Billing. To Twickenham, he lived servant with my Lord Kerry: my mistress seeing this scuffle, desired the company to get Maloye from Mr. Lee, and he was brought into the kitchen, and put into a chair; Mr. Lee said to him, Maloye, give me my watch, for you have it, and I will have it; give it me, I'll give you five or six guineas if you are distressed: Maloye denied having it, and pulled out his own watch, and said it was all he had; Mr. Lee said that was not his watch. The constable was charged with Maloye, and they went before Sir
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<p>Q. Was you in the room when Maloye hit Mr. Lee with his cane, and said, Come, Lee, get up?</p>
<p>Billing. I was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Your Lordship knows I must be very much in liquor, to go to awake the man if I had stole any thing; I had time enough to get away; and when I went out to ask for a post-chaise, whether I had not time enough to convey the watch away; the prosecutor says he never was out of the room, and the waiter says to the contrary. I know nothing of the watch, no more than I do of my dying hour; I said before Sir
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<p>To his character.</p>
<p>Thomas Street. I have known the prisoner about two years and four months; he lived with my Lord Kerry, I believe he was his footman; I never heard any thing bad of him before; I always looked upon him to be a well-behaved man. I was coming by the White-horse inn, and saw him and Mr. Lee sitting together, with about half a bottle of wine. Maloye said he had met with an acquaintance that he had known in Germany; they were very joyous together; I recommended Maloye to go to bed, that he might be clear of liquor; he insisted on my drinking a glass. Mr. Lee got hold of me, and desired I would sit down, saying he would make much of any friend of Maloye's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Mr. Lee before?</p>
<p>Street. I never saw him before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Mr.
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<interp inst="t17660903-38-person331" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mr. Walker keeps the New Goose and Gridiron in St. Paul's Church-yard, the prisoner was
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<interp inst="t17660903-38-person332" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> one Sunday morning. I stripped her, and had some water ready to wash her: she was not willing to pull her shift off, her excuse was that it was cold. I said she had not been half washed all the week; I took and stripped her shift over her head, and saw it was in a deplorable condition; it stood alone with nastiness, green, blue, yellow, and all colours. I said, my dear, you have not got botches or biles about you. She said, no, nurse, I all nothing. Mr. Walker rang the bell, he was impatient to have the child down; I dressed her, and let her go down, and flung her cloaths carelessly into the closet. Mrs. Walker was ill in the room in bed, and insensible of any thing then; I was her nurse to attend her; I could not help looking at the shift: I said to Mrs. Walker, are you awake; she said, I am. I said, here is such a shift of Phillis's, that I never saw the like, and shewed it her. After that, Mrs. Walker's sister-in-law came, named Askew; I told her all about it; I told her, I nursed a gentlewoman in Wells's-Row that had the foul disease, and this appears like it. She said she would go and tell her brother; she went down directly; he sent the child up, and followed her; I laid her down on the bed and looked at her; I never saw such a sight in my life; her womb was open as wide as mine, who have had nine children. I then thought she had been abused by a man; there was a deal of nastiness like thick milk and cream, that ran quite down to her ancles. I shewed Mr. Walker her shift; (he is a very passionate man) he said, O you b - h, you are poxed! Hussey, who has meddled with you. Nobody indeed, said she: he said, I insist upon knowing. She said, nobody indeed,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176609030026"/> again. I kept her above stairs; he came up again after dinner, she still stood it out that nobody had meddled with her; he asked her how she got it; she said she got it that day she bought some cherries, when he kicked her.</p>
<p>Q. Did he beat her then?</p>
<p>S. Arey. No, he did not, I took her