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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176612170001"/>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 17th, Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th, Saturday the 20th, and Tuesday the 23d of DECEMBER, 1766.
<p>In the Seventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR
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<p>NUMBER I.</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="176612170002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<p>N. B. The characters * + || ++ direct to the judge by whom the prisoner was tried; also (L.) (M.) by what jury.</p>
<p>LONDON JURY.</p>
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<p>MIDDLESEX JURY.</p>
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<p>*
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<p>1.
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<p>2. (L.)
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<p>(The sack produced, and deposed to, by the names on it.)</p>
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<p>3. (M.)
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<p>Packwood's recognizance was ordered to be estreated.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. How came you in the house?</p>
<p>Badcock. They dragged me into a house, and into a room on the left hand side.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any liquor there?</p>
<p>Badcock. No.</p>
<p>Q. What money had you in your purse?</p>
<p>Badcock. I had 11 s. 4 d.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Badcock. I was quite sober.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been drinking that afternoon?</p>
<p>Badcock. Yes, we had but three pints betwixt three of us; I went and got a constable, and went and laid hold of Gray; then the other two prisoners came up and struck me; then the constable laid hold of one of them, the other got off; we got them to the watch house, and then the constable went out and took the other; the constable searched them, and found 7 s. 2 d. and two farthings upon them; I lost two farthings, one a plain one, the other a remarkable one; them found upon them were such; I had been eating some cheese, and some stuck to two of the shillings; and two of the shillings found upon Carney, had cheese stuck to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-4-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am headborough; going my rounds, I got in, and sat down in the watch-house; the miller came, and said he had been robbed; he showed me the house; (a very bad house) there was no body in the house; I heard the voice of a woman in the street; the miller said that was one of them; we went and he took Gray: after that, I took the other two, and upon Carney I found 7 s. 2 d. and two farthings; I persuaded the man to make it up; we took them down to the lower watch-house; they wanted to make it up, the miller would not; ( the money produced in court.) The prosecutor swore to them all; he described the man, but I cannot meet with him.</p>
<p>Q. to Badcock. Did you sit down in a chair?</p>
<p>Badcock. They dragged me into a chair.</p>
<p>Carney's defence.</p>
<p>He and a watchman desired us to shew them to a public house; we shewed them a house, and they gave me some gin each, and after that they charged us with robbing the man.</p>
<p>The other two prisoners said the same.</p>
<p>Q. to Dun. Was the miller sober or fuddled?</p>
<p>Dun. He was very sober, he is a very honest man, he has a wife and children.</p>
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<p>Gray was tried by the name of E. Wall, for the wilful murder of Mr. Smith, a clerk at the Bank, see No l484 in Sir W. Stephenson's Mayorality; and No 65 in the late Mr. Alderman Nelson's, where she was evidence.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Who lived in the house between you and the prisoner?</p>
<p>Cobb. One Mr. Stevens; a little before Michaelmas, about four months before, I was just come off a journey; my warehouse lies backwards, I was pretty busy, my window looks into the prisoner's garden; I heard a melancholy cry of a child; I looked out at the window, and saw a fellow in a red coat upon a large mulberry-tree in the prisoner's garden, and the deceased girl, about ten years old, standing upon two arms that branch out of the tree, crying; the deceased was in size according to her age, a little girl. I saw the man fastening a cord; I was surprized, seeing the fellow above her. I said, good God! what are you going to murder her; he said no, and came out of the tree; the prisoner was at the foot of the tree, and they all three went into the house; I went into her house, and said, Mrs. Collins, what in the name of God have you been at; I desire you will let me know what the child has done; she said, she is a naughty wicked hussey, she had robbed me; I said, what has she robbed you of; she said, of a handkerchief and a knife; that she went into Whitechapel, and sold them for twopence, and they had brought the girl and things back again; I said, there are other ways of punishing a child than to go to hang her.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>Cobb. I believe about three or four in the afternoon; about six or seven weeks ago, my man was opening the shop-window; I came down stairs, and into the street, and saw the child standing at my door, this was a little after six o'clock; she had a bit of bread in her hand.</p>
<p>Q. What was her name?</p>
<p>Cobb. Her name was
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person69" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; she had a small wound on each side her temple, the skin was broke, and she had received some hurt in her head above. Several people came and enquired what was the matter; seeing many people together at my door, I sent some of the women with the girl to the church-wardens.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner do any thing to the girl?</p>
<p>Cobb. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did not the prisoner tell you she did this, in order to affright the child rather than to beat her.</p>
<p>Cobb. No, I do not remember she said any such thing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person70" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live next door to the prisoner; my husband is a silk weaver; the child was small of her age, about ten years of age.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she lived with the prisoner?</p>
<p>P. Stevens. I believe from the beginning of last summer; I have frequently heard cruel blows struck as if it was with sticks.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who gave them, and upon whom?</p>
<p>P. Stevens. I judge by the prisoner, and upon the child. On last Saturday was a fortnight, between eleven and twelve, my husband called me out into the wash-house, there is a thin partition; I could look through a wicket into her wash-house; the child was under the pump, over a tub of water; (the pump serves us both, it is between us) she struck the child several blows, with either a mop stick or a broom-stick, three or four blows; I saw her do it, seeming to me upon her shoulders; she took the child into the yard, then I could not see, only hear it; we heard blows; my husband and I drummed against the partition as loud as we could; some man said, leave off beating the girl; it is late, correct her to-morrow; you will kill the girl; she kept beating the girl. The prisoner said, d - n her, a b - h, I design it. To the best of my knowledge, I never saw the child but once after.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you and your husband call to her?</p>
<p>P. Stevens. No, we did not, because we would not get abused: the child was never free from bruises.</p>
<p>Q. How was she when you saw her after that?</p>
<p>P. Stevens. Her eyes were black.</p>
<p>Q. Did she go about her business after that?</p>
<p>P. Stevens. I believe she did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person71" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Mrs. Stevens's house, I am her daughter-in-law; five weeks ago this day, I was in our wash-house, about nine in the mornning, and the child was in the prisoner's wash-house, squeezing a mop out of a tub; Mrs. Collins came out, and asked her, why she had not made a fire; the child said, she had been blowing it, and could not make it light; Mrs. Collins bid her come in, and took the mop out of the child's hand, and laid hold of the child with the other hand, and struck it two blows cross its back with the mop-handle; that is all I saw; I have heard the child cry many times.</p>
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<p>Q. Whether she said she had been blowing, or had lighted the fire?</p>
<p>E. Hall. She said she had been blowing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live opposite the prisoner; about this day three weeks the child came to my house to light a candle; she saw some bread on my table, she asked for a bit; I said, your mistress is better able to give you bread than I am; she said, I am almost famished; she looked as if she wanted. Yesterday fortnight Mrs. Collins came home seemingly in liquor; about nine at night she came to the door and said, hussey, hussey, light your mistress, you brazen b - h, why don't you light your mistress; I did not see the child; I turned in; then she said, that is a brave girl to light her mistress; let your mistress in, to let your neighbours see you are alive: the Saturday following I was putting out my goods (I keep a little broker's shop) this was about eight o'clock in the morning; I heard the child crying in the passage; I knew her voice, hearing her often before, and from that time I never saw her since.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any blows then?</p>
<p>Abbot. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q Did you ever see the child with black eyes?</p>
<p>Abbot. No.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person73" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live opposite the prisoner; I have heard Mrs. Collins beat her very cruelly, and have heard the girl cry out, dear Mrs. Collins do not beat me; this I heard frequently; yesterday fortnight, Mrs. Collins call'd her, Moll, Moll, you b - h, light me, let my neighbours see I have not murdered you yet. A fortnight to-morrow I opened my shop about nine in the morning, I heard Mrs. Collins beating the child; the child cried out, dear mistress, pray mistress, don't beat me. The last time I saw the child was last Wednesday fortnight: Mrs. Collins bought some fish at the door, the child came to the door with a dish to put them in.</p>
<p>M. Anderson. I live in Wingfield-street; last Saturday se'nnight I was coming along, about 5 minutes after 9 o'clock, I heard the child cry, dear mistress, pray mistress, don't beat me no more, for if you do you'll kill me; I poak'd my head in at the prisoner's door; I said, mistress, that is none of your child, if it was you could not use it so; I saw the child lie on the ground towards the back door, she was beating it with a stick, the stick about as long as from my fingers ends to my elbow; I saw her strike her three or four blows; she said to me, d - n you, you b - h, if I have a mind to kill her it is nothing to you.</p>
<p>Q. Where abouts did she strike her?</p>
<p>M. Anderson. To the best of my knowledge it was over her shoulders. Mrs. Collins child came and pushed the door in my face, and I pushed it open again, then Mrs. Collins came herself and shut it; I said to her, you are a very barbarous woman, you deserve hanging.</p>
<p>Q. Did she make any answer to you?</p>
<p>M. Anderson. She said, d - n you, you b - h, what is that to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person74" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lodged in Collin's house, I came there five or six months ago; my business is out of the house; I have heard the child cry out every night almost; I gave the child a mess of peas pottage, 3 weeks ago last Sunday; the mistress went and beat the girl, and then came up and mobbed me for giving her the pottage; she said, I don't give you thanks for giving my apprentice peas pottage; I did not see her beat her, but I heard the child cry out; I have seen the poor child eat cabbage leaves and candles.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person75" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am one of the searchers belonging to Christ Church, Spitalfields. On Tuesday was se'nnight the 9th of December, Mrs. Collins came to my house, and I was not at home; she left word for me to come and search the child; I went between six and seven o'clock; when I came there, Mrs. Collins was not at home; I could not see the corpse, so I went on the Wednesday, a little after nine in the morning; Mrs. Collins was coming out of the room where the child lay; she said, pray walk this way; the room was very dark, I said, push the shutter open; her son opened it a little; he held the lid of the coffin a little way off the face; I took off the face cloth, I saw no marks on the face; I called for more light, then they opened the shutter a little more; then I stripped the shroud off to the hip bone; it looked very mottled, as is usual in convulsions; upon the two legs were scratches, three upon each leg, about an inch long; I asked Mrs. Collins what it was, she said she supposed she had scratched her legs on her sitting by the fire; I saw nothing more that night. On the lie of the coffin was
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<p>Q. Whether you observed any marks on the shoulder?</p>
<p>E. Cotton. On the left side the shoulder were two strokes, as if it had been struck with something; it seemed red on the left shoulder like a pair of horns; the bowels over the belly was very green, as is common with convulsions; the back seemed mottled as if the blood had settled, but not like any marks of violence.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q Did she appear to be in any particular haste to have the body buried?</p>
<p>E. Cotton. No, she did not.</p>
<p>Q. Is not it common to have the check black and blue in convulsions.</p>
<p>E. Cotton. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Edington. I am a surgeon; I was called in to examine the body on the Thursday, about nine in the morning; I found on each arm a little erasement on the skin on the left arm, which I imagine of no consequence; the right arm from the elbow to the fingers was in a state of mortification; there were marks of violence upon the elbow, which seemed to be bruises, which I imagine was the occasion of the mortification.</p>
<p>Q. Was there one or two bruises?</p>
<p>Edington. Only one bruise; the skin was broke, there was no swelling.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not open the part?</p>
<p>Edington. No, I did not; as it was mortified, I apprehend it would have made no discovery; from the appearance, it is my opinion that bruise was the occasion of the mortification.</p>
<p>Q. How long might that have been before it produced a mortification?</p>
<p>Edington. That is impossible to tell; the shortest time is in 48 hours; that depends upon the habit of the body of the party.</p>
<p>Q. Will the mortification be longer in coming on a strong healthy person, than a poor weak person?</p>
<p>Edington. I imagine it would; the skin was off on the upper part of the nose, which was the cause of the blackness of the left eye; there was a little scratch upon the left side, and black and blue spots on the legs, which had the appearance as if they had been blows given by a stick, or something of that kind. I opened the body, and found the internal parts in a fair natural state; the stomach and bowels seemed particularly empty, more so than I had observed any before. I am of opinion, that the mortification was the immediate cause of her death; it seemed to me she might have recovered of the injuries she received, if the mortification had not taken place. I could perceive no bruises to occasion a mortification, except that on her elbow, and that might be by a fall or a blow; I am of opinion it was occasioned by some injury it had received, for where they come by blows or falls, there is an inflammation attends it. Mortifications generally come on by blisters; it had the same appearance as a blister.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Supposing from a bad habit of body, if there is any sore, their handling it, will not the repetition create an inflammation?</p>
<p>Edington. It may bring on a slight inflammation.</p>
<p>Alice Stemson. I lodged in Mrs. Collin's house, I came there the last time, on the Thursday before the child died; when I came in on the Thursday night, the child was very much altered; I went out on the Friday to my work, and came home about seven o'clock; Mrs. Collins called me down; the child was washing in the kitchen; she said she had a heavy hand with the child, it had fouled itself; I said to the child, are you in your right senses, how came you to do so; it made no answer. I saw the right-hand had a swelling; I asked it how it came by that; she made no answer. Mrs. Collins said she fell betwixt the two beds over the hair-broom; she said to the child, did you or did you not: the child said, yes. On the Saturday night when I came home, Mrs. Collins came up betwixt six and seven o'clock, and asked a man there to fetch a pennyworth of syrup of saffron; I added, and treacle-water; she said, no: I went for the syrup and brought it to Mrs. Collins; she said it was for the child; the child had been in bed all day; I said I should like to see the child before I went to bed; she said it was in a breathing sweat, and did not care to have it disturbed, so I did not see it, and never heard no more about it till I heard it was dead, which was on the Wednesday; I heard it at Rag fair, before I came home.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever ask how the child did before the time you heard she was dead?</p>
<p>A. Stinson. No, I did not.</p>
<p>On her cross examination she said the child was a weak sickly child, that the child had owned to her she had stole a ribbon; that the prisoner used to strike her with a small cane only; and that she never saw her use the child with any violence; and that by the
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am son to the prisoner; I lodge in Seething-lane, and am a carpenter; I went to my mother's house on Sunday the 7th, a little after twelve o'clock; my mother told me the girl was dead, and desired me to get a coffin; I looked at the child, and saw a mark on the face; my mother told me that was done by a fall she had had over a broom, betwixt the two bedsteads. On the Monday at noon I went to Mr. Creswell's, an undertaker, and saw his wife, and bespoke a coffin, and ordered the child's name,
<persName id="t17661217-5-person78"> Mary Hobbs
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person78" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , to be upon it, which was done accordingly. I never saw my mother use the child ill; I lived in the house within a fortnight of the child's death; I was a witness the child had always a belly full; there was always a supper provided against I came home, and the child used to eat her supper at the same time; the child was guilty of pilfering; I was there when the searcher was there, and opened the window according to her desire; there was no design to conceal the child from inspection, or to bury it privately.</p>
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<persName id="t17661217-5-person79"> John Howes
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I worked in the prisoner's house four weeks, about twelve weeks ago; then the child was charged with taking a knife, a handkerchief, a quarter of an ounce of tea, and a pennyworth of sugar; the prisoner asked her what she had done with the sugar and tea; the child said she had eat them both; she desired to know what she had done with the handkerchief and knife; she said she had hid them in the dirt in the yard; they were looked for, but none could be found; still the mistress wanted to know where they were; she carried her from place to place, but they could not be found; the next day the mistress still wanted to know where they were; she would not tell; then I was to go up into the mulberry-tree; she said, do not hurt the child, only fright her, to tell where the things were; then Mr. Cobb called out at his window, and said, what are you going to murder the child; the child was set up between the branches of the tree, but I was not up in it, I was upon the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I worked in the prisoner's house; the deceased girl used to wind quills for me; I never saw her use the child ill, only by beating her when in a fault with a rattan.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lie in the house?</p>
<p>Burroughs. I did.</p>
<p>Q. When did you hear of her death?</p>
<p>Burroughs. I never knew of it till the mob was about the door on the Wednesday.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear of the girl's being ill?</p>
<p>Burroughs. Mrs Collins came to me on the Thursday morning, and desired me to go for a pennyworth of oil of Gilead to bathe the child's arm, it was swelled; I observed it was swelled, so she could not turn the wheel; the prisoner said the girl had tumbled over the broom between the beds; and asked the girl if it was not so, and the girl said, yes, it was; I went and brought the oil in a tea-cup, but did not see the girl.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the girl last?</p>
<p>Burroughs. I saw her on the Friday at her work, and I never saw her on the Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, till I heard she was dead, by the mob, on the Wednesday morning.</p>
<p>Q Did you see the prisoner on the Wednesday morning, before the mob came to the door?</p>
<p>Burroughs. I did not; I was in the kitchen, but I said nothing to her, or she to me, about the child.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any outcry by the child on the Saturday?</p>
<p>Burroughs. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live about a stone's cast from the prisoner, and work in her garret; I heard the prisoner ask the deceased whether she ever struck her, as I was coming down stairs, and they were following me, and the deceased said, no</p>
<p>Q. Did she mean whether she had struck her up stairs, or that day, or when?</p>
<p>Addis. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Was the child crying?</p>
<p>Addis. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-5-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went to my mother's (the prisoner) last Sunday was se'nnight, about 3 o'clock; my mother told me the child was dead; when I came to look upon the child, I saw a swelling on its face; my mother told me the child had tumbled over a broom between the two bedsteads. I know she always had her belly full of victuals; I never saw her use any cruelty towards the child.</p>
<p>Q. to Edington. From what you have heard concerning the child tumbling over the broom, do you think that might occasion that hurt on the elbow to cause the mortification?</p>
<p>Edington. That might occasion it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of all that has been said against me; I have had several children of my own, I never used this child worse than my own.</p>
<p>She called
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<interp inst="t17661217-6-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a gangsman on Bear-key. On the 10th of Dec. we had some skins at that key; they were opened; I saw the prisoner on the key at that time, he was afterwards stopt about 20 yards from the key, with this wolf's skin; (produced in court) when he was brought to me, I asked him how he came by it; he said a man dropped it and he took it up; I said that was not true; then he went down on his knees and cried, and said, if I would forgive him he would never do so any more; there were such sort of skins as these opened, lying on the wharf.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was coming along the key and picked the skin up, and a gentleman that was coming by took and brought me to Mr. Austin.</p>
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<p>J. Wylde. I am watchman to
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Wylde. I never saw him in my life before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been to see a brother who was a Barking fisherman; there came three young men and desired me to go with them for a bag of sugar; I had not been there above a minute before the man came; then they desired me to get under the tarpaulin.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-8-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Prince's-street, Drury-lane; my father and I were coming from Clare-market, on the 9th of September, about seven minutes after eight o'clock; there were the prisoner and two others drinking at the Crown door, in
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<p>See the trial of Upton for the same fact, No 497, in the last Mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<p>12. (M.)
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>Note, There was
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<p>I had drank some liquor, and did not know what I was about.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>Dyer's defence.</p>
<p>I was locked out of my lodgings, and I met the other three prisoners in the street, being much in liquor did not know what I did.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>Farrell in his defence acknowledged he went to Islington with the other prisoners, that Dyer and Hindes went on to Highbury-barn, and left him and his wife near Islington church, and on his return home Dyer overtook him with three bars on his shoulder.</p>
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<p>17 (M.)
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<p>Q When had you seen your box last?</p>
<p>Fleming. I saw it when I went out upon duty that night, and the things in it; on the 22d of October, about nine at night, I had been to the watch-house; I came back in five or six minutes. and found my room door open, and the key in the door; I found my chest was taken away; that was safe when I went to the watch house; it was about a yard long, and three quarters wide, and about a quarter of a yard deep; I suspected the prisoner; there was a coat and waistcoat, three shirts, and some stockings. On the 1st of November he was taken up in Brown's-garden, and put in the watch-house. I hearing there was a Black there, I went and found it was him; I desired him to tell where my things were; he acknowledged that he had taken my chest; he said he had sold the coat and waistcoat in St. Giles's, and pawned the shirt near Golden-square, and the chest was broke at his own lodgings; I went with him, there he delivered it; then we went and found the coat, waistcoat, and shirt as he had said; (produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Mr. Pickering deposed to his buying the coat and waistcoat of the prisoner, some time about the 26th of October.</p>
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<p>I bought the coat and waistcoat in Monmouth-street, there was another Black with me at the time, but he is not here.</p>
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<p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-13-off69 t17661217-13-crimeloc72"/>; the prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-13-defend138 t17661217-13-deflabel73"/>; she staid out all night the Sunday, and the next morning I missed the things mentioned in the indictment; she came home the next morning; I charged her with taking them, she would not own to any thing; I went and got a warrant for her, then she confessed she had taken them, and carried me to the places where they were.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-13-person142"> John Hill
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<interp inst="t17661217-13-person142" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-13-person142" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a pawnbroker, produced a pair of breeches, two shirts, and a coat, which he took in of the prisoner, on the 8th of November, and 27th and 30th of October; (the goods produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-13-person143"> William Blaney
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<interp inst="t17661217-13-person143" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-13-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a pawnbroker, produced a pair of breeches and a hat, which he took in of the prisoner on the 7th and 16th of November.</p>
<p>The prisoner in her defence said, her husband ordered her to take them. The prosecutor said, when with him, she went for a single woman.</p>
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<p>19. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17661217-14-off77" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a silk gown, value 5 s. a silk petticoat, value 2 s. a woollen blanket, value 3 d. and a silver tea-spoon, value 1 s. </rs> the property of
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<p>
<persName id="t17661217-14-person148"> Margaret M'Kernon
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<interp inst="t17661217-14-person148" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
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<interp inst="t17661217-14-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> M'Kernon; I lost the things mentioned in the indictment, eight weeks ago last Friday, out of my apartment in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-14-off77 t17661217-14-crimeloc79"/>: I trusted the prisoner in my room; I went out to get a bit of bread, by crying things in the street, and when I came home, she was gone, and the things: the constable took her the next day in Church-street, St. Giles's, and all the goods upon her; (produced and deposed to.) I had seen them that very day they were missing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-14-person150" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-14-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable; the woman came to me to take up the prisoner; I took her in Church-street, St. Giles's, in a lodging; she had the things with her; she owned before the Justice she did take them.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>20. (M.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-15-off82 t17661217-15-victim154"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>The prosecutor was called upon his recognizance, but did not appear, for this reason, he was dead.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-15-verdict83" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noProsecutor"/> Acquitted </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>21, 22. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17661217-16-off84" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a walnut-tree tea-chest, value 2 s. and six silver tea-spoons, value 4 s. </rs> the property of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-16-off84 t17661217-16-cd85"/>. ++</p>
<p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-16-victim160 t17661217-16-viclabel87"/>. On the 24th of September I lost the tea-chest and six spoons; they were brought to the Dun Cow the same day.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-16-person162" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-16-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a carpenter. On the 24th of September I was drinking at the Dun Cow; the prosecutor's wife came and told us she had lost her tea-chest; we went after the persons; I took towards Brumpton, and was informed they had gone by there, and offered it to sale; we went to the water-side, and found the two prisoners in a boat,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176612170011"/> going towards Westminster-bridge I made the waterman come back, he was gone off about 20 yards; he came back; I then secured the two prisoners; they had the chest and spoons about them; they said they had eat the sugar; (the chest and spoons produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They were taken from out of a room on the ground floor.</p>
<p>Webley's defence.</p>
<p>I found the things in a ditch on this side Kensington turnpike; I went and asked several people if they had lost a tea-chest; I went into the woman's house to ask, but there was no body at home; I took the spoons out in sight of the door, and carried it openly in the street; then I was going down by water, and this man called and stopped us.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-16-person163"> Joseph Hartley
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<interp inst="t17661217-16-person163" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-16-person163" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner is my brother-in-law; I have known him four years, he has lived honestly as far as I know.</p>
<p>Hartley's wife, sister to the prisoner, said she knew no ill of him, that he lives with her in Castle-street, Piccadilly.</p>
<p>Mendin's defence.</p>
<p>I was going to work, I stopped to do my occasions, and found this chest in a ditch; I am but 12 years old.</p>
<p>Both
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<p>23. (M.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person169" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-17-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have been a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-17-victim167 t17661217-17-viclabel91"/> all my lifetime. On the 16th of October, about eleven in the morning, I met a man named
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in Holbourn; he pretended to be a countryman of mine; he asked me where I came from; I said, from Newbury; he asked me if I knew such a man at Spinham-land; I said I did; then we went and drank together; he took me from one house to another, not liking this and the other house; in the last house but one we met with Trout and Manwaring; then we went to the Shoulder of Mutton and White Hart in Brooks-market; in discourse Manwaring said, you countrymen, you cannot all of you produce so much as 40 l. he pulled out a purse of what I thought to be guineas, and said he was just come from the East-Indies; he said he had received 150 guineas, and should receive 300 more; a wager was soon laid, of half a guinea, that amongst us we could not produce 40 l. the prisoner took me by the shoulder, and said, what money have you?</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Reed. No, I never saw either of them before the prisoner said he had six or seven guineas, and if you can raise any, Gawler can make it up; I went to fetch mine from my lodgings, and Gawler went with me; I produced 31 l. 15 s. 6 d. there was a 36 s. piece, 2 moidores, 21 guineas, 8 half guineas, 2 quarter guineas, and a crown piece; after it was told upon the table, the prisoner said, that is enough, he will yield the wager lost.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner or Gawler produce any money?</p>
<p>Reed. No, they did not.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this?</p>
<p>Reed. This was about two in the afternoon; while my money was on the table, I went out to make water, and when I came in again, my money and they were all gone.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay abroad?</p>
<p>Reed. I did not stay out above three or four minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Reed. I cannot say that I was.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any body else in that room?</p>
<p>Reed. No, there were only us four; then I went out, and sat in a shoemaker's stall, after the landlady told me the liquor was paid for.</p>
<p>Q. When did you meet with the prisoner afterwards?</p>
<p>Reed. I met him in Cheapside, on the 20th of October, about ten in the morning; he knew me, and endeavoured to shun me; I ran after him from Cheapside to St. Martin's le grand; there I took him myself, and got him to a constable; the prisoner asked me what I wanted; I said, you are one of the men that robbed me of so much money: there were some linen drapers asked me what money I had lost; I told them as I have here; I described the crown piece, by being bent a little on the edge on one side; the prisoner pulled out seven guineas, one 27 s. piece, and a crown piece, such a one as I described; I knew it to be my property; it had been my mother's, and I had carried it in my pocket ten years; (the money produced in court.) This crown piece is my property; at that time the prisoner said he never was in my company, but before Sir
<persName id="t17661217-17-person171"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> he owned he had been in my company: as soon as I mentioned what money I had lost, he fainted away, and fell back into a chair.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176612170012"/>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not play at a game called hussel-cap, and lose 17 s.</p>
<p>Reed. No, I do not know what that is, I never play'd for a farthing.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in at the Blue Lion?</p>
<p>Reed. I was in at two or three houses, I do not know the signs.</p>
<p>Q. How far did you go when you went out to make water?</p>
<p>Reed. I turned on the left hand to a gate-way.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not sleep in the cobler's stall?</p>
<p>Reed. I might, for about an hour; I believe I had missed my money before I went in there.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to the landlady when you went into the alehouse again?</p>
<p>Reed. I said to her, when she told me they had paid the reckoning and were gone, that I had left above 30 l. upon the table; this was the same minute I went in.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you tell her different stories?</p>
<p>Reed. All I said was, I had lost about or above 30 l.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go and fetch the money?</p>
<p>Reed. Gawler took me to the door, and said, come along, you may soon fetch it; so I went for it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor delivered the prisoner and money into my charge the 20th of October, about eleven in the morning; he gave an account he had lost 31 l. 15 s. 6 d. and described a crown piece, by saying it was a little bent on one side; such was the crown piece the prisoner produced with the seven guineas and moidore; the prisoner said, he had never seen the prosecutor before.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q Did the prosecutor always mention one sum?</p>
<p>Casson. He never varied in that; he said he put it down on the table, and went out for about three or four minutes, and when he came in, the men were all gone, and his money too.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I leave it to my council.</p>
<p>Court. Your council cannot speak for you; you must do that yourself, if you have any thing to say.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I know nothing at all of the money, not the least in the world.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>Eliz. Turner. My husband keeps the White Hart and Shoulder of Mutton alehouse, in Brooks-market; there were four men came into our house; I really cannot say the day, it might be some time in October; they went out, I thought they all went away together; one of them came in, and said, he had lost his money; at first he said he had lost upwards of 40 l. then 35 l. then 25 l.</p>
<p>Q. Was he drunk or sober?</p>
<p>E. Turner. He was in liquor; he said he had laid it down on the table, and the other men had taken it.</p>
<p>Q. What room were they in?</p>
<p>E. Turner. They were in a little room by themselves.</p>
<p>Q. Was you before the Justice, what did he say he lost there?</p>
<p>E. Turner. I was; there he said he lost upwards of 30 l. 15 s. 6 d.</p>
<p>Q. Look upon the prisoner, do you know him?</p>
<p>E. Turner. I do not recollect him; they were all strangers to me.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-17-person173"> John Turner
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am husband to the last witness; I was up in my own room at the time; I never saw any of them till the prosecutor came back to my wife; then she called me down stairs; he told me he had lost upwards of 40 l.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Turner. What liquor had they had?</p>
<p>E. Turner. They had had a shilling's worth of brandy and water; they paid me as they went out.</p>
<p>- Beckley. One day in October, about three in the afternoon, I was at work in my stall, and heard a young woman say to the prosecutor, who do you want; he said, I came out of the house, and I cannot find my way in again; she directed him; presently I heard a woman say, a man had lost his money; he came out and said to me, the men had ran away with his money; so I took him into my stall, and there he slept; I believe the first time he came out was to make water.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in Mr. Turner's house when the prosecutor came into the tap-room; he said he had lost 40 guineas, or upwards of 40; after that, he said 30 and upwards; and at last he came to 25.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-17-person175"> John Wilcox
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming through the gateway at Mr. Turner's, the man was giving an account he had been robbed; he first said three and forty guineas, then three and thirty, and thirty.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-17-person176"> John Read
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prosecutor say, he had lost his money in that house, 40 l. and upwards; one time he said five and thirty, and another time five and twenty.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-17-person177"> John Shepherd
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner about four years, I believe he is a horse dealer; he always behaved well in my company: he bears the character of an honest man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him eight or nine years; I will trust him any time with an hundred pounds; I believe him to be an honest man.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176612170013"/>Geo Smith. I live in Old-street; I have known him five or six years; he bears the character of an honest man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-17-person179"> John Strong
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<p>
<persName id="t17661217-17-person180"> James Barrow
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him four or five years; he is an honest man as far as ever I knew.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-17-person181"> William Jackson
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him eight years; he is a very honest man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-17-person182"> John Palmer
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<interp inst="t17661217-17-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him almost two years; I never knew any thing bad of him.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Where is your lodging from whence you fetched your money?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is near Oxford Chapel.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to give different accounts of the sum?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did not; I never varied in my account; I had not been in London above ten days; I brought it up out of the country with me.</p>
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<p>He called four men to his character, but none appeared.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner on board?</p>
<p>Richardson. No; neither could I tell there was sugar missing, till I came to have my freight collected.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How did the prisoner say he came by the sugar?</p>
<p>Richardson. He said he bought it of Dix, my first mate.</p>
<p>Q. Was Dix before the Justice?</p>
<p>Richardson. He was.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to charge Dix?</p>
<p>Richardson. I did; and said if he would let me know who bought the sugar, I would take his word and not send him to Newgate.</p>
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<p>On his cross examination he said, he informed the captain of it about nine days after, that he believed he bought it of Dix; he heard him tell him afterwards it was a very dear bargain, he could not get six-pence by it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>It was sweepings; I bought it of the chief mate, after the ship was cleared.</p>
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<p>26. (M.)
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<p>This appeared also to be sweepings, and bought of the first mate, Dix, who was not taken into custody.</p>
<p>
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<p>27. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17661217-21-off104" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a man's hat, value 3 s. </rs> the property of
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<p>At the desire of the prisoner the witnesses were examined apart.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-21-person221"> Robert Brown
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-21-off104 t17661217-21-crimeloc107"/>. On the 17th of November the prisoner and three others came past me, as I was at the bottom of Holbourn-hill, going home, about eleven at night; the prisoner took my hat from my head, and threw it to another man; I ran after the other man, the prisoner after me, and knocked me down; I got up again immediately; seeing my hat lying by the side of a house, I made to it; he came again a second time, and threw me down in the channel; there came three gentlemen and took him; the watch was charged with him; he said to the watchman, don't hold me, I'll go with you quietly; he let him go; he got from him and ran through Fleet-market, and up some high steps; they followed and took him there; then he was carried to Wood-street Compter; I never saw my hat since.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Was you drunk or sober?</p>
<p>Brown. I was neither; I had had a little liquor.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Did I demand any thing of you, or put you in bodily fear?</p>
<p>Brown. No, you did not.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober or drunk the next morning before the Alderman?</p>
<p>Brown. I was a little troubled about the affair, by being confined all night in the Compter.</p>
<p>Q. How happened that?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Because I charged him with an assault first of all.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether you did not say if I would give you 6 s. for the hat, you would not prosecute me?</p>
<p>Brown. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-21-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of November I was turning down Fleet market from Holbourn-hill, I perceived Mr. Brown running down Holbourn-hill after one of these chimney-sweepers, (the prisoner is a chimney-sweeper) and the prisoner was running after Mr. Brown; he overtook him just opposite the Fleet-market, there he knocked Mr. Brown down; I went to see what was the matter;
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<p>Q. Had that man a hat on his head at the same time?</p>
<p>Hughes. He had a sort of hat on; I called to a watchman who turned him; then he ran down and through the Fleet-market; by that time Mr. Brown had recovered himself, then I told him where to find me, if I should be wanted to give evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-21-person223" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-21-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of November, about a quarter before twelve at night, I saw Brown knocked down by some person, I know not who; I went up; Mr. Hughes was there; he told me Mr. Brown had lost his hat; I saw a hat thrown to another person; Mr. Hughes shewed me the person that did it; I seized the prisoner; taking him along by St. Andrew's watch-house, he made his escape; I ran after him, he ran down Fleet-market; one of his accomplices I believe joined him at the top of Turnagain-lane; coming upon Snow-hill, there I took him; the other man was I believe five feet ten inches high; he was a chimney-sweeper; he went off as soon as the prisoner was taken; after that I learned by the people at the watch-house, he came several times and peeped in at the window.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-21-defend218 t17661217-21-deflabel108"/> by trade, and had that night been at work with a night cart; coming along I met the prosecutor running after three or four men in the highway, as if they were at football; he was challenging one and another with having his hat; he came to me and said, have you got my hat, and laid hold on my collar; I said, let me alone, I have not got it; he was going to strike me; I first charged the watch with him for striking me, and he after that charged me with this robbery; they took me towards the watch-house; I said, where is my antagonist; they said, never mind that, so long as we have you; I said, I will not go without him; I ran away down Fleet-market and up Turnagain-lane; they call'd, stop thief: a man came, I said I am the man they mean, I am your prisoner; there came my antagonist; we were both carried to the Compter, and the next day before Mr. Alderman Crosby; the Alderman asked him if he was drunk or sober; he owned he was in liquor. I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
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<p>28, 29. (M.)
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<p>Q. What is Thompson?</p>
<p>Wilson. He is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-22-defend227 t17661217-22-deflabel117"/>, and works in a stall; I found the loaf under a board in his stall; I took that and Frazer away; I said to Thompson, what do you give for these loaves; the boy said 7 d. they were 7 d. 1/4 at that time; Thompson said 7 d. at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the boy?</p>
<p>Wilson. He is about fourteen years of age; he has been apprentice about a year; I took him before the Justice; Thompson was sent for; there he owned he had had two quartern loaves before of the boy, and paid him a groat a piece for them; he said they were damaged loaves.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-22-person231" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 23d of October, between seven and night in the morning, the boy at the bar came and took a loaf out of the window (I am servant to the prosecutor) and set it on a basket; then he came to me for the ash-tub; he took the tub and loaf, and away he went; I told my master of it, and he followed him immediately.</p>
<p>Frazer's defence.</p>
<p>Mr. Thompson told me to bring him a loaf on the Wednesday; I did not on that day, so I took one, thinking my master would be angry that I did not, so I took one and carried it on the Thursday.</p>
<p>Thompson's defence.</p>
<p>The young man brought me a loaf, and desired to leave it with me till he called again; he did not call for several days; at last he called, and asked me if I wanted a loaf, and said, I should have it for a groat, which I gave him; three or four days after he brought another, and left it, which I gave him the same price for; that I think was on the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176612170016"/> Tuesday, and I think on the Friday following his master followed him; I did not handle it; he asked where the loaf was; the boy turned, and gave him it.</p>
<p>To Thompson's character.</p>
<p>Emerton I know Thompson; he lives in a court by St. Martin's church, and has a stall in Leicester-fields; he had two loaves, they were very much picked; what he gave for them I do not know, they were not saleable; they must certainly be second-hand, they were not fit to sell to a good customer; I have known him seven years; he has four children and a sick wife; he is a botch ng taylor, his character is very good in the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-22-person232"> Richard Perkins
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<interp inst="t17661217-22-person232" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-22-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a servant at a public-house; the boy at the bar came for two loaves, which he had left; he said they were in the cellar; the boy that received them of him was gone out; I went down and carried them up; they were picked in a very great manner; I shewed the people how they were picked.</p>
<p>Q. When was this?</p>
<p>Perkins. This was the Tuesday before Thompson was taken up.</p>
<p>Mr. Brady. I used to employ the prisoner Thompson; one time in particular I was going out, and in my hurry I left a 36 s. piece and half a guinea in my pocket, and sent my breeches to him to do something to them; and in the afternoon, when I came home, he was at my house, and brought the 36 s. piece and half guinea, and told me he found them in the pocket. I said, Thompson, you are an honest fellow; have you any credit; he said, no; I told him, he should go to my draper, and I would give him 10 l. credit; I look upon him to be as honest a creature as can be.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-22-person233"> Ralph Fossey
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<interp inst="t17661217-22-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a poulterer; I have known him six years, he is a very honest man.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-22-person234"> John Kentley
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<interp inst="t17661217-22-person234" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-22-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him 20 years; he worked with me between 10 and 11 years, no body could behave better.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-22-person235" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-22-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him twelve years; he is a very honest man, with a large family.</p>
<p>Mr. Taverner. I have known him about six years; he is a very honest sober man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-22-person236" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-22-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him eight years; he is as honest a man as any in the world.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Had you used to send the boy out with loaves to sell?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Have you trusted him to receive money for bread that you sent out?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I have.</p>
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<p>30. (M.)
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<p>Q. If the room was laid open, what occasion to break the square, or open the window?</p>
<p>Thirkell. The tiles were stripped off, but the ceiling under the tiles was found, so that he could not get into the room without opening the window; he owned he broke the square, and came in at the window; I asked him, if he had any body with him; he said he had no body but himself and the d - l; on the Monday he told me a different story; he said, there were three people concerned with him; that one of them broke the square, and opened the window, and went in, and brought the things out, and handed them to him. On the Monday the pawnbroker and soldier were before Justice Kelynge, and the things were all there; he was asked what he had to say for himself; he said, nothing at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-23-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner six years; he lodged at my house about five days and a half; he lay in a house of mine, within two doors of the house where I live; he came to my house on the Friday about twelve at noon; he said, I want the key of my room where I lie; my wife was not at home; he went out and came in again; then he brought the things found in my room, (mentioning them) and said, Landlord, I give you these things to your charge, when I call for them I shall expect to have them of you; I said, very well, you shall have them when you call for them, I laid them on the bed where my children lie; they lay there about 29 or 30 hours; I never spoke a word to my wife or any body else about them.</p>
<p>Q. How did he say he came by them?</p>
<p>Kelly. He said he bought them in rag-fair for 12 s.</p>
<p>Q. How came they under the tick of the bed?</p>
<p>Kelly. I know no more of it than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was going to work on Thursday morning; it was a foggy morning; there was a man had these cloaths; he said he would give me a pint of beer if I would hold them while he went to the necessary-house; I took them; he staid better than a quarter of an hour, and I was afraid of losing a quarter of a day, so I brought them home to Mr. Kelly's house; they were all bundled up together, then I went back to my work.</p>
<p>Kelly. I desire to ask your Lordship or the Jury, whether I knew any thing of these cloaths coming into my house or no; I do a great many things to get a bit of bread; I sell things and carry a chair.</p>
<p>Court. You are not charged with taking them.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>- Welch. I am a bricklayer; I have known the prisoner a year; he worked four months with me, and behaved as well as any man I ever knew.</p>
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<p>31. (M.)
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<p>Q. How old are the boys?</p>
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<persName id="t17661217-25-person258"> Geo Atkins
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<p>Burnet. They both would have brought in an innocent person, which we found had no concern in it.</p>
<p>Q. Have the boys any friends?</p>
<p>Burnet. Their father is dead, and their mother is a very poor woman, that goes about buying kitchen-stuff.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in their defence.</p>
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<p>Q. Which way was you going?</p>
<p>Jarvis. I was going towards Pancras; I perceived them when we were within about 20 yards of each other; Walker took a pistol from under his jacket; they came up to me together; Walker said, Sir, your money; gentlemen, said I, I have very little money, I hope you will not take what I have from me; Walker said, Sir, your life; I said, that will do you no service; then he said, your money or life directly; I said, gentlemen, if that is your resolution, I will give it you, and put my hand in my pocket, and gave him 5 s. it was 3 shillings and 4 sixpences; in my delivering it, there was a sixpence dropped on the ground; he seemed to show it to Johnson in his hand; then he put it into his pocket; I still stood in the same position, and so did they both, side by side; seeing me, he presented his pistol to me again, and said, Sir, your watch; I said, gentlemen, I hope you will not take my watch, I have had it a good many years; Sir, said Walker, your life then; I said as before, that will be of no service to you; then he said, your watch or life directly; then I took and gave it him; when so done, he pointed the pistol, and said go that way, that was to proceed the way I was going.</p>
<p>Q. What did Johnson do?</p>
<p>Jarvis. Johnson never said a word during the whole; he only stood by the other; I believe I went on about 30 yards towards London; then I began to consider what to do; I looked either way, and saw no body coming; then I turned back after them; then I began to think they might have laid themselves in ambush at the bridge for some body else; I went on, and saw nobody there; then I met the old gentleman that I had met before, with a little bundle under his arm; I told him I had been robbed, since I met him, by 2 men; said he, they just passed me; I said, will you assist me; he seemed not to be willing; then I went on, till I came to the Black Horse, and asked if any body had come there; they said no; then I went to the next public-house, and there enquired, and found no body; I proceeded down the town as fast as I could; I met a man, and said, have you met two men, I had been robbed by two men; then a young man
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<p>Q. When you first met them, did you see their persons, so as to be able to know them again, if nothing had happened?</p>
<p>Jarvis. Yes, I believe I could have known Walker again, Johnson rather held his head down; I knew them again when I found them at the alehouse; I am certain they are the two men that robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. What did Johnson say after he was taken?</p>
<p>Jarvis. He said very little, and cried; when we were in the coach, going to prison, Johnson desired he might be run through; he said we must both die, meaning Walker and himself.</p>
<p>Q. fro m Johnson. Whether I was not a-head of Walker, when you met Walker?</p>
<p>Jarvis. Johnson was rather first, but they stood a-breast, facing me, during the whole time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-26-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a butcher, and live in Kentish-Town; I saw the two prisoner enter the Angler ale-house before the prosecutor, about a minute or a minute and a half; Mr. Jarvis went by the door, and turned back to look in at the house; I went to the door, and we both went in together; Walker was coming to make his escape out; Jarvis struck at him with his stick, and took him by the collar; he surrendered himself up, and said I am your prisoner; Johnson was behind the door; he wanted to make his escape; I catched him by the collar, and struck up his heels, and flung him against the settle; Jarvis cried out all the time, Knock him down, knock him down; I had a sharp tustle with Johnson, till I had assistance; after that he was secured; I took the pistol from him; we took the watch and pistol from Walker; then we took them away to Justice Fielding.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-26-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Jarvis told me he had been robbed by two men; I went along with him, to see if we could find them; we had past the public-house; he turned his head, and looked in, and said, here are the villains; we turned back to assist Mr. Hale, and he had got the 2 prisoners; we assisted Mr. Hale, and saw the pistol taken out of Johnson's left hand pocket; and I saw the watch and money taken from Walker, and a piece of window-lead; it was chewed together in a lump, to serve as a slug; we brought them to Sir
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<p>Q. to Hale. Where have the pistol and money been since?</p>
<p>Hale. I have had them in my custody ever since; it is now charged.</p>
<p>Johnson's defence.</p>
<p>I was coming along to London; on the other side Pancras I met this man (meaning Walker) I never saw him before in my life; he asked me for my money; I said I had none; then he insisted on my going along with him; he asked me if I had ever been at sea; I was very fearful of him all the way I came along; he stopped the gentleman, I never said a word to him, or him either, neither dare I go away, not knowing but he would fire upon me.
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<p>Walker's defence.</p>
<p>I beg the mercy of the court; I am just come from sea; I came home from the coast of Guinea in the Phoenix; I have not been home 3 months.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure you had your watch in your pocket, when you was going in at the Turk's-head?</p>
<p>Hefernon. I am sure I had it when I was robbed of it.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say before Sir
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<p>Hefernon. He said he had won it at tossing up.</p>
<p>Mr. Brown. I am pawnbroker, and live at the corner of Bedford-street, in Halfmoon-street; the prisoner brought this watch to my shop and asked me to lend him two guineas and a half upon it; this was on the 17th of November; I asked him how he got it; he said he got it by tossing up, upon the ruins of St. Giles's; I turned to a book which I keep of every watch that is advertised; there I saw the watch advertised; I went to my next door neighbour in order to get assistance to secure him; in the mean time he got away; then I gave information of the watch to Sir
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I got this watch by tossing up against another watch, upon the ruins of St. Giles's.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-27-person281" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at this time; it was on a Monday, between five and six in the evening; I saw two watches lying on the ground; they tossed up five out of nine; he won the other man's watch; the other man was a short man, with a curled wig.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in company with the prisoner the day before?</p>
<p>J. Nicholls. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know the watch again that he won?</p>
<p>J. Nicholls. No, I could not; the watches had both white faces.</p>
<p>Q. to T. Nicholls. Was you in company with the prisoner the night before.</p>
<p>T. Nicholls. No, I was not.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him.</p>
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<p>37. (M.)
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<p>The prosecutor being a foreigner, an interpreter was sworn.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see your watch in the prisoner's hand?</p>
<p>Mallard. No, I did not, but I felt it go out of my fob; I brought him before Justice Fielding, and got some papers printed and dispersed about, but I never saw my watch since.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about it; I went into Westminster-hall to see my Lord-Mayor; this gentleman said he had lost his watch; he looked about, and I trod upon his foot; he charged me with taking it; I went quietly with him out of the hall: I never saw the watch.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>The man keeps a bawdy-house; I carried a young fellow there, and the bed was so nasty he would not stay; his wife lent me the things to wear.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. What she says is as false as God is true.</p>
<p>Q. Did she bring any body with her?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She brought a man which she said was her husband, and she paid but 5 d. for her lodging.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-30-off153 t17661217-30-crimeloc155"/>; the prisoner took a lodging of us near four years ago; he agreed to pay half a crown a week. On the 1st of November I went and knocked at his room door, he let me in; I missed the things mentioned; I asked him where they were; he said he would not tell me; I sent for a constable, and took him before Mr. Cox; he there would not tell, but insisted upon going to goal, and be tried.</p>
<p>Mrs. Townshend. I have seen the prisoner write many times; (two letters produced which the prosecutrix received, signed with the prisoner's name) I know there to be the prisoner's hand-writing; (they were read in court; in the first he desires the prosecutrix would accept his order upon his aunt Wheeler; one half the sum would redeem the things, and the other half to go to a former debt; in the second is a proposal to pay 1 s. a week, on condition she would set him at liberty.</p>
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<p>M. Porter. His wife came to me with these things, desiring I would take them and discharge the prisoner; I consulted Justice Cox about it; he bid me not take them, but let him deliver them to the constable, so they were carried to Mr. M'Ginnis.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have been an old lodger to Mrs. Porter, and had the privilege to make use of some of the things in the room when in distress, on condition replacing them.</p>
<p>M. Porter. I never gave him such liberty.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17661217-31-victim307 t17661217-31-viclabel160"/> to Miss Burroughs in Southampton-street; she lodges in the house of Mr. Stroud; I lodged in Duke-street, Bloomsbury, in the house of
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person310" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I left my coat locked up safe in my box in my lodging, on the 22d of October in the morning, and when I came home in the evening it was gone; I looked at the lock and found it had been taken off, and was just tacked on with two nails, and ready to drop off; there was a little box I had left in it that also was broke open, and three guineas taken out, that I found flung behind some hampers in the room; I missed also a silver stock-buckle; I never saw the prisoner in my life before I saw him before the Justice. I never found my things again.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-31-person311"> Mary Hickman
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person311" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person312" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-31-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 22d of October the prisoner came and agreed with me for a lodging, about ten in the morning; he said he should be there till May, and to have tea every morning; he was to have half a bed in the prosecutor's room; he told me he then lodged at the Red Lion in Holbourn; I told him I did not chuse to take any body in without a character; he came a second time and brought a bundle, about twelve o'clock; I gave him the key; he desired a pen and ink to write a letter, as he said to his mother; he went up, and staid about a quarter of an hour; I had not been for his character; he came down again and left the key, and pen and ink in the parlour on the bureau, I did not see he had any bundle away with him. I went to enquire his character, but could not find any such person that he recommended me to. The next morning Mr. Wood missed his things; I went up into the room, and looked about for the prisoner's bundle, and I found a bundle of hay-bands put behind a hamper; I saw no more of him till I saw him in Wood-street Compter on the 5th of November; I asked him if he knew me; he said he knew nothing of me; I said I knew him very well, he was the person that I wanted; I said, look at me again; do you not know Mrs. Hickman, where you left the hay-bands; he said again he knew nothing of me; here are the hay-bands; (producing a large quantity in a handkerchief) he had a great coat on, what he carried out must be under that.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw these people in my life before.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>(The witnesses were examined apart.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person313" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am porter to my Lord Godolphin; I have known the prisoner ever since he was a child; he was put apprentice to a stay-maker; after his time was out he went to New England, and has since been about two years
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<p>Q. How long has he been in London?</p>
<p>Scott. About half a year; he was going to settle in business; I never knew any thing of him, but a very honest sober man; he has been frequently at my Lord's house in the month of October.</p>
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<persName id="t17661217-31-person314"> Mary Winter
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person314" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in St. Clement's-lane; the prisoner lodged with me a great while, all the summer; he lately came from abroad; he brought cloaths and 40 guineas.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>M. Winter. I had the charge of it.</p>
<p>Q. How much of that 40 guineas had he left in October?</p>
<p>M. Winter. I believe 25 l.</p>
<p>Q. How much of it has he now?</p>
<p>M. Winter. He has none of it hardly now.</p>
<p>Q. What do you call hardly?</p>
<p>M. Winter. About 5 l. that is in my hands; no, it is not, but I owe it him; when he wants it he is to have it; he has had it at two guineas at a time, more or less.</p>
<p>Q. How much has he had since October?</p>
<p>M. Winter. He has had a good deal since October; that money was intended to set him up.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<persName id="t17661217-31-person319"> Anne Jones
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person319" type="given" value="Anne"/>
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person320" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-31-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 10th of October the prisoner came to me, (I live in
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<persName id="t17661217-31-person321"> Elizabeth Tickin
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person321" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-31-person321" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mrs. Jones sent me to enquire the prisoner's character to the Bolt and Tun; they said no such person had lodged there; they sent me to the Black Lion in Water-lane, but I could hear of no such person as Downing. We missed the things in a quarter of an hour after the prisoner was gone; I saw him with two other men at a bonfire in Lincoln's-inn-fields, on the 5th of November, and had him apprehended.</p>
<p>A. Jones. When the prisoner was before the Alderman, he was asked what he intended to do with the rag and hair cloth; he said he intended to make a saddle-cloth of them.</p>
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<persName id="t17661217-31-person322"> Daniel Perryman
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person322" type="given" value="Daniel"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-31-person322" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I left my coat in my trunk that morning when I went out to work, and when I returned at night it was gone.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the things.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<persName id="t17661217-31-person323"> Francis Scott
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . He is a very sober honest man, well beloved by every one; he was born at Bungey, his mother lives at Norwich.</p>
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<persName id="t17661217-31-person324"> Mary Winter
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<interp inst="t17661217-31-person324" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17661217-31-person324" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He bore an exceeding good character when he lodged with me.</p>
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<p>S. Norton. These I had to wash when lost; I paid 13 s. for one, and 7 s. for the other.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I did carry out a pot and kettle, but I did intend to fetch them again; I went down on my knees, and asked Mrs. Norton's pardon; there has been a great many things lost, and she said they that were found out, should pay for all.</p>
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<p>
<persName id="t17661217-33-person339"> Joseph Cox
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<interp inst="t17661217-33-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Coleman, a breeches-maker at Charing-cross; the prisoner at the bar came to my master's house last Whitsun Monday; he produced a note, and desired me to carry it to Mr. Matthias.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say you was to do with it?</p>
<p>Cox. He did not say what.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say you was to receive any money?</p>
<p>Cox. No, he did not; I asked him if I must leave it with him or his clerk; he said if my master was here, I should know what to do in a minute; I carried it to Mr. Matthias, and told him I received it of a person whom I knew; Mr. Matthias bid me call again, I left it; when I came back to my master the prisoner was gone, this was about twelve o'clock; the prisoner called about four, and asked what Mr. Matthias said; I told him Mr. Matthias said, what I carried was not good, he did not know the person's handwriting; the prisoner desired me to be sure to go again for the bill, I thought to see my master first; when my master came home I told him, he advised me not to trouble myself about it.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know the note again?</p>
<p>Cox. I cannot be positive, I know there was something of 20 l. upon it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17661217-33-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am master to
<persName id="t17661217-33-person341"> Joseph Cox
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<interp inst="t17661217-33-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I received a note from Mr. Thornhill about Whitsun holidays.</p>
<p>Mr. Lane. I saw the prisoner write a note of hand once.</p>
<p>Court. Look upon this note. (he takes it in his hand.)</p>
<p>Lane. The whole of this is the prisoner's handwriting; here is my mark upon it, I saw the prisoner write the note.</p>
<p>Court. Look at this bill (the bill in question.)</p>
<p>Lane. (He takes it in his hand, and compares them together;) the words sterling are remarkably alike; to be sure, the writing is very much alike; I firmly believe this bill to be his hand-writing.</p>
<p>Mr. Merrick. I know Capt. Johnson of the 24th regiment, I have been many years acquainted with him, I have seen him write.</p>
<p>Court. Look upon this bill (he takes it in his hand.)</p>
<p>Merrick. I think this is not the hand-writing of Capt. Johnson.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Capt. Johnson last April?</p>
<p>Merrick. He was in Gibraltar, but he is now in court.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-33-person342"> David Roberts
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<interp inst="t17661217-33-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I think Capt. Johnson was in Gibraltar last April, I know the regiment was there then.</p>
<p>Q. Are you acquainted with his hand-writing?</p>
<p>Roberts. I am.</p>
<p>Court. Look at this bill (he takes it in his hand.)</p>
<p>Roberts. This is nothing at all like his handwriting.</p>
<p>Mr. Matthias. I remember
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<interp inst="t17661217-33-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> coming to my house with a bill on Whitsun Monday the 19th of May; this is it, (holding it in his hand) he brought it to me for acceptance; I was not satisfied with the hand-writing, I told him I would keep the bill for his and my safety, for it was not Capt. Johnson's hand-writing.</p>
<p>Q. Did he bring it for acceptance?</p>
<p>Matthias. I think he mentioned the word acceptance to me.</p>
<p>Q. to Cox. Do you recollect that?</p>
<p>Cox. I carried the same message to Mr. Matthias that Mr. Thornhill ordered me, but I cannot recollect it now.</p>
<p>Q. to Coleman. Have you seen the prisoner write?</p>
<p>Coleman. I have once.</p>
<p>Court. Look at this note ( he takes it in his hand.)</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176612170026"/>Coleman. This note I did not receive of Mr. Thornhill, I received it of his servant named Hagathey.</p>
<p>Hagathey. I delivered that to Mr. Coleman.</p>
<p>It is read in court, to this purport.</p>
<p>"Mr. Coleman,</p>
<p>"I hope you will be good enough to enquire</p>
<p>"about the bill I gave your servant, to take to</p>
<p>"a gentleman to have passed for 20 l. which if he</p>
<p>"does not pay, get the bill again; you need</p>
<p>"not make use of the gentleman's name of</p>
<p>"whom you got it, as I do it to oblige a gentleman;</p>
<p>"if you get the money, keep it till I</p>
<p>"return, which is all you have to do from Mr.</p>
<p>"Coleman's humble servant,</p>
<p>W. T."</p>
<p>The bill read to this purport.</p>
<p>"Gibraltar, April 12, 1766.</p>
<p>"Sir,</p>
<p>"Ten days after date, please to pay George</p>
<p>"Coote, Esq; or his order, the sum of 20 l. sterling,</p>
<p>"for value received; which you will place</p>
<p>"to account of Sir,</p>
<p>"Your most humble servant,</p>
<p>"
<persName id="t17661217-33-person344"> John Johnson
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<p>"Captain of the 24th regiment of foot."</p>
<p>"Directed to Mr. Matthias, Scotland-yard,</p>
<p>"London.</p>
<p>Q. to Hagathey. Was you servant to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Hagathey. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Was he a public man?</p>
<p>Hagathey. He went out publicly, at Vaux-hall, and other places; he went to all public places; he was at that time a half-pay officer, as far as I could understand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever deny your master's lodgings?</p>
<p>Hagathey. I have to some people, which came after him sometimes with bills for money, and I could not be sure of his lodgings; I was a weekly servant, and never lay in his lodgings; I knew where he was in the day-time, but I did not know where he lay at night times; sometimes he kept company, and was out at horse-races and places with gentlemen.</p>
<p>Q. Has he ever desired you to deny his lodgings?</p>
<p>Hagathey. No, only to certain people.</p>
<p>Q. Did he never bid you to deny him to Mr. Merrick?</p>
<p>Hagathey. No, I gave Mr.
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<interp inst="t17661217-33-person345" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a direction where I thought my master was, in Church-street, St. Anne's. I did not know Mr. Merrick's name then.</p>
<p>Q. Did you understand his business?</p>
<p>Hagathey. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have done all in my power to get my witnesses to shew my innocency, but could not be able to procure them; I advertised them here and in Ireland, but to no purpose, so I leave it to the honourable court.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17661217-33-person346"> Andrew Lee
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<interp inst="t17661217-33-person346" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged with me six weeks from the 21st of March, he behaved well to me as far as ever I saw, in every respect; I had no reason to think him dishonest; he passed for a lieutenant in the army.</p>
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<p>There were two other indictments against him of the same nature.</p> </div1>
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<p>43. (M.)
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