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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176706030001"/>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, and Saturday the 6th, of JUNE.
<p>In the Seventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR
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<p>NUMBER V. PART 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="176706030002"/>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 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>277, 278. (M.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176706030003"/> many oaths, and used me in an insolent manner. I, by trying to take it, saw the edging drop behind her; Saunders saw me both take the lace from Gibbons's bosom, and take the edging up behind her, yet she stood up very much for her character, and said a thousand times she would ruin me, and she would not depart my house till she had brought people to take an account me; then she continued using me ill for an hour and a half at least. I desired my girl to fetch a constable, but she could not get one; a neighbour came in; Saunders sent Gibbons out to bring in a man to ruin me, but my neighbour went out and brought her back; (three pieces of lace produced in court that were found by the counter; that which fell behind Gibbons, and that taken from out of her bosom; the latter, by mistake, was not in the indictment.)</p>
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<p>Saunders's defence.</p>
<p>I live in the neighbourhood; I knew this woman (meaning Gibbons) in her own country, (Ireland ) she was coming to my apartment for some linen to wash; I met her; I said I was going to buy a yard and quarter of lace, and should not keep her half a quarter of an hour; we went to this shop; what the gentlewoman says is false; I never did recommend her as a customer; I have but six weeks to go with child, and I desire I may never be delivered, or see my other children, if I mentioned such a thing; I had a clean lawn apron on; the corner of my buckle had torn it, and I took it up in my hand to look at it; the gentlewoman asked me what I wanted; I said, a yard and quarter, at about 2 s. a yard, with a running worm; she begged I would wait a bit, and she would dispatch me; upon taking up my apron, it dropped upon the counter; she said, pray put your apron down, which I did; I bought a yard and quarter of the lace and paid for it; this poor woman never mentioned the wanting to buy any lace till she saw me buy; then she said, how much will do for my child, of such as is on the back part of your cap; I said, three quarters of a yard; the gentlewoman said she believed she had such a thing, and went to the other side the counter to shew it her; I saw the card of lace lying by the counter; I took it up, and gave it the gentlewoman; this poor woman said she could not go to above a shilling a yard; I have seen her thread her needle, and hold it close to her eyes, she is very near sighted; she took the lace up, and held it close to look at it; the gentlewoman catched it away, and said, what are you going to put it into your bosom; there came very high words between us; she cursed our country, and wished none of my country might ever come into her house; she sent her maid out to call two men in; I said, I wished somebody would go for my husband; she insisted this poor woman should not go out of her house; the woman begged somebody would go for her child; then she insisted on taking us before Sir
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<p>To her character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-1-person39" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Saunders from the year 1757, in Galway in Ireland; she was a serjeant's wife; I never knew her have an ill character in my life; her husband attends an auction shop in the Strand.</p>
<p>Gibbons's defence.</p>
<p>I left my child with a friend, and went for Mrs. Saunders's linen to wash; I met her, and asked her to go back with me; she said she could not, she was going to buy a piece of lace; I went with her to this shop into Round court; she said, Polly, buy a bit for your child to go round her cap, you cannot get it cheaper than here, (I never was in the shop before in my life;) I said I could not give above a shilling; I went to look at a piece; the gentlewoman said, you have no right to look at that lace; Mrs Saunders said, when people come into a shop, they look at things they do not buy; she said, she did not want any of my custom, and did not like any of my country, and bid us both go about our business; she sent the maid to call somebody in; a gentleman came in; he said he did not like to meddle in the business.</p>
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<p>279. (M:)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176706030004"/> barge down into the boat; I got in her too, and stopped him from going away; there were more ropes than ours of other peoples; I asked him where he had them; he said it was a parcel of old rope which he had got, and said in a lighter head; I perceived they were wet; I said, they have been lately taken out of the water; he said, I might have them if I would let him go about his business; I stopped him, boat and rope too, and took him through our yard to the watch box, and charged the watchman to go along with us to the watch house; going along, the prisoner dropped a case knife; when I went to the barge again, I found one end of the cable was loosened, and the other end was fresh cut.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner meddle with the cable?</p>
<p>Tatton. No, I did not, it was dark.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never meddled with any thing, neither had I been upon the wharf; I am a waterman, and have been sick, and have never a boat to work in.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-3-victim70 t17670603-3-viclabel19"/> from the 9th of March to the 4th of May; the men who lost their things were all our servants, and lived in the house. I went out of town on the 18th of May, and coming home on the 19th over Tower hill, I met
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<interp inst="t17670603-3-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> looked at it and said, he would swear it was his watch; the captain ordered the prisoner's chest and things to be put into my boat; then I found there were many of the things done up into our scum bag, which is worth about 2 s. we took him and the things into our boat; he seemed to cry and was very uneasy, and said, he hoped I would let him go. We brought him to Gravesend; I opened his box there, and found several of the things which were missing, but cannot particularize them; I remember seeing this brass tobacco-box there (produced in court;) the box was fastened up, and we left that there, and ordered it to be sent up by the Gravesend boat; we took the prisoner
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<p>C C. I was servant to Mr. Downing; I went there on the 6th of May, that was after the prisoner was gone; we found all these thing were gone; on a Tuesday morning, about ten days after I was there, I found the bar of the sugar-oue window was sawed off, and the window opened; the things were taken from our bed room where we all lay, seven of us; by getting in at the window they oculdtasily come into that room, the door not being fast; I missed: the things mentioned in the indictment, said to be mine (mentioning there by name;) we all of us went to bed a little after ten over night, then all our things were in the room, and all were gone by four in the morning; I went with Mr. Downing to take the prisoner; this watch which the prisoner delivered to Mr. Downing is my property; (the rest of the things produced and deposed to by the respective owners)</p>
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<p>No evidence produced against him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-5-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I shall be twelve years of age the 16th of this month; I was standing at our door, which is two doors below the prosecutor's, about a quarter of an hour before nine at night, last Saturday was se'nnight, I saw the prisoner go to their window and break a pane of glass.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Richardson. No, I did not, but I am sure it was he; he was in a blue coat, and his hat slapped before; he was hardly half a minute at the window; when he had done it he ran up a little passage; he ran against a post and was stopped.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-5-person89" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was in Mr. Vaughan's shop at the time; upon he ran in, glaletly I ran out, this little boy said, the m that passage, a poit had stopped him, I took hold of him, and brought him into the shop; he made but little resistance. The constable going by, we took the prisoner before Sir
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<interp inst="t17670603-5-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going by, and seeing a number of people about the prosecutor's door, I was told a man had broke his window; I pushed through the people, and went into the shop; I asked the prisoner what account he could give of himself; he said, he lived at the Bric layer's Arms somewhere in Westminster, and was a blacksmith by trade, and had been out of business half a year; I saw some blood on his neckcloth; I asked him how that came; his right hand was done up in his handkerchief; I made him take it off; then I saw his finger was fresh cut, and his hand was bloody; I asked him how he came by that; he said it was a push; afterwards he said it was done by the scratch of a pin, which the gentlewoman gave him. We took him before Sir
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<interp inst="t17670603-5-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he was well known there; Sir John's clerk said, you had the luck to escape last sessions, but you will not the next; he answered he was not cast last sessions, and he was sure he should not this; the clerk said, search his pocket; the prisoner said, he had only got a Holland doit there, the finest in England.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Going home to my lodgings I heard a glass window break; I saw a person run up into a court, I ran after him, and cried, stop him; the gentlewoman came and laid hold of me, and said, I believe you are the person that has broke the window, you must come along with me; I said, with all my heart; Sir
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<interp inst="t17670603-5-person93" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-5-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> asked if any stockings were found upon me; they said, no, they never saw them afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-5-verdict29" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/> Guilty of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house </rs>.
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<p>See him tried for receiving stolen goods, No 250, in Mr. Alderman Nelson's mayoralty; and No 274 in this, for stealing some hand-whips.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176706030006"/>283. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17670603-6-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was detected in taking the dishes and plates out of my house, but I was not by at the time; I can only say they are my property. The woman that detected her is not here.</p>
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<p>(L.) She was a second time indicted by the name of
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<persName id="t17670603-7-person103"> Caleb Lea
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<interp inst="t17670603-7-person103" type="given" value="Caleb"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-7-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-7-victim102 t17670603-7-viclabel36"/>. My gold watch was taken from the mantle-piece in my parlour, where it used to hang, but I never missed it till it was brought to me by Mr. Ward, a pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Mr. Ward. I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner at the bar brought this gold watch to me (produced and deposed to) on Thursday the 21st of May; she said she brought it from a watchmaker that lived in Baldwin's-gardens. I stopped it; she was to have brought a gentleman to prove it; but never returned. Soon after I was going out, and a man came from Clerkenwell Bridewell to enquire about this watch; he said she was committed there; I said, I should not satisfy him as to the marks of the watch, but I went to her; at first she said she had it of a journeyman baker, that he was ill in bed, and it was his own watch which he used to wear; then I went to Baldwin's-gardens, but could not find such a person she had mentioned to me. I then went to her again; she told me the journeyman baker was named Delmey, and his master lived in Moor-lane; we enquired all over Moor-lane, but could not find an owner; then we went into Little Moorfields, there was a baker; I went into his shop, it was the prosecutor's shop; he described the watch, and owned it directly, but had not missed it till I went there.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>284. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-8-victim108 t17670603-8-viclabel42"/>. On the 13th of May, the things mentioned in the indictment were taken from my door, where they were set out for sale; I was not at home at the time; she was taken with the gridiron and hanging iron, and brought back immediately; when I came home, I having missed a tea-kettle, asked her what she had done with that; she owned she had taken and sold it, to Mr. Clark, a brazier in Mary-le-bone parish; I and found it there; it was a very old one, and it was broke up as old metal.</p>
<p>Mr. Clark. The prisoner sold me a tea-kettle; she said she and her mother had had it twenty-five years; it weighed but sixteen ounces and a half when taken to pieces; I gave her 9 d. for it. The prosecutor and she came together the next day for it; we went before Justice Spinnage, there she acknowledged she stole it from the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Coming along Oxford-road, I picked up a tea-kettle which had a bruise on the side; as to the gridiron and hanging iron, I know no more of them than the honourable gentlemen of the Court. I sold the tea-kettle for 9 d.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner acknowledged before Justice Spinnage, that she stole the three articles.
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<p>285. (L.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-9-person114" type="given" value="Richard"/>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-9-defend111 t17670603-9-deflabel48"/> with me, and when she had left me about a fortnight, the other servants acquainted me there were things missing; the prisoner was going to be married to a young man in the neighbourhood, I thought he might know something of the matter, his name is Small; he lived in Vine-court, Moor-lane, Fore-street; I got a warrant from my Lord-Mayor, and searched his lodging; (this was about three weeks ago.) I went with one of my Lord-Mayor's officer, and in his lodging we found four of my prints, they belong to a set of eight; they were in particular frames, and glazed; he had taken a new house in Moor-lane; he came and offered the key to me, and offered to assist me in order to regain my property; there I found several things, but I have put only the copper pottage pot in the indictment; then we went to a house in Cook's-court, Grub-street; there I found the iron sender, poker, tongs, twelve prints, five ivory-handled knives and forks; I have not laid the twentieth part of the things I found; (the
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<p>Mrs. Smith. I did live with the prosecutor; the prisoner came there the day after I went away; I know the pottage pot, pictures, knives and forks, and sender, to be the prosecutor's property.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence, only that the prosecutor, her master, never kept a proper account of what goods he had in his house. She called
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<p>Mrs. Bacon. I am wife to
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<p>Q. Did the maid see him go out?</p>
<p>Mrs. Bacon, No, she did not.</p>
<p>Mr. Bacon. I got a constable, and took the prisoner in my shop on the 11th of May; I charged him with taking the tea; he would not confess for some time; I ordered the constable to take him back to the counting-house; when he found we had such positive evidence, he confessed he took about six pounds, but he soon did acknowledge the whole to an ounce; there was eight pounds and upwards; he owned to whom he had sold it, and directed me to the man he had sold it to, where I went and found it; the man and tea are here now in court.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any promise of favour in order to this confession?</p>
<p>Mr. Bacon. I made him none, he acknowledged it free and open.</p>
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<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did his master make him any promise?</p>
<p>Strekon. There was no promise made by his master; I told him, the only way to receive favour from his master was to confess.</p>
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<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was any promise of favour made him?</p>
<p>Gurney. I told him, if he made an ingenuous confession, very likely his master might favour him, so far as to lay it only as a single felony, which he has done.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have some witnesses here to speak in my behalf.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you hear any promise of favour made him?</p>
<p>S. Young. I never heard any promise, any farther than what Mr. Gurney has mentioned.</p>
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<p>I was at work at my Lord-Mayor's; I carried this solder there to make a joint; coming home on Saturday night, my master paid me my wages; I thought to bring the solder home; I was going to take it to his house, and they sent for my master.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-12-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and got bills dispersed about; the piece was brought home that very evening; I did not see it till the Monday, before my Lord Mayor; there were two yards and a half cut off it, which was made up into a waistcoat; (produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-12-person162" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mr. Alesounder sent for me to sell this velvet for him; he employs me, when any goods are out of date, to sell them; I knowing Mr. Blaney was a taylor, carried it to him; he bid me 6 s. 6 d. a yard for it; I sold it him for 7 s. and brought the money to Mr. Alesounder, and at night he sent for me, and told me the velvet was stole, and sent me back with the money; but Mr. Blaney said he had disposed of it.</p>
<p>Mr. Blaney deposed to that of buying the velvet of the last evidence, as she had given account; and when he found it was stolen, he carried it to Sir
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-12-person164" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-12-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a partner with Mr. Richardson; there was a piece of velvet taken off our counter; we missed it about seven or eight o'clock the next morning; I know nothing of the prisoner, nor how he came to take it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-12-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I made a velvet waistcoat for the prisoner of this sort of velvet, last Monday was se'nnight.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-12-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to me on Saltpetre-bank, last Friday was a week, with this velvet, and asked me the name of it; I said it was Manchester velvet; he asked the price of it; I said I should not trouble my self about it, I should not buy it, because I knew the man.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I bought that velvet of a man that had several other things to sell.</p>
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<p>289. (L.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-13-victim170 t17670603-13-viclabel75"/> Hammet, a fellow has picked your pocket; I felt, and found my handkerchief was gone; he said, this fellow has got it, meaning the prisoner; he shewed it me; there was another person with the prisoner, he made off.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-13-person173" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> , I saw the two lads behind him; I turned round, and saw the prisoner draw the handkerchief out of his pocket, and was going to convey it to the other; he seing me observe him, threw it against the wall; I took it up, and called to the captain; I held the prisoner by the collar; the captain owned the handkerchief.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never was nigh the gentleman; I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
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<persName id="t17670603-14-person182"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17670603-14-person182" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and asked the clerk what method I should take to find the people out: when I came home, I heard a young fellow named Elliot, in White-street, should say he saw two men with a large quantity of eels, about four or five o'clock on Sunday morning; I went to see for them, and met Harris on London-bridge (I had been told their names were Harris and Saunders;) I was not sure Harris was one of them; I passed him, and went on to White-street, but did not meet with them: I took Harris on St. Margaret's-hill on the Tuesday; he openly confessed to me he filed the lock, while Saunders towed away with the boat; he owned they took the eels out, and hoped I would not send him to goal; I told him I would do him all the justice I could; he directed me to Saunders, and I took him in bed about two hours after, in Kent-street; Saunders confessed he helped to break open the wells, and take the eels, and some they sold, and some they gave away, and some they eat, they both confessed the same; I never got any of them again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-14-person183" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-14-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner at Mr. Jones's, the Falcon in White-street, on the other side the water, on a Saturday night; they went out about twelve o'clock at night, and said they were going to work (they were strangers to me.) On the Sunday morning they came into the room where I lay, between three and four o'clock, with a basket full of eels; I looked at them, and said they were Dutch eels; they said, no, they were river eels, and they caught them last night; I said, I imagine you have been foul on some Dutch boat's stern and cut them away; I said, I should be obliged to them for one for my breakfast; they gave me one, and I eat it; I told Mr. Fenn of it, and said, I did not believe they came honestly by them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-14-person184" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-14-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The two prisoners lodged at my house, the Falcon in White-street; they used to tell my wife to call them up at eleven o'clock; they used to catch flounders. They went out on that Saturday night about twelve o'clock, and about five on the Sunday morning they came and knocked hard at the door; I went down and opened it; they had a long basket; they brought it in very heavy; I saw some eels in it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-14-person185"> Thomas Ward
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<interp inst="t17670603-14-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. Mr. Fenn desired I would go along with him to see if we could take the two prisoners; we took Harris; he acknowledged he and Saunders were concerned in taking the eels; he said they had taken away the well-boat, and towed her up to Black-friars bridge; he said there were two watermen, that they did not know with whom they left the boat; he desired we would go and take Saunders, saying he was to be found in Kent-street; we went to the house he mentioned, and took him out of bed; when we got him to Mr. Fenn's, he confessed the same as Harris had done.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-14-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Fenn. In the evening between the 2d and 3d of May, the well-boat was taken from her moorings; when I found her the next day between eight and nine, her wells were broke open, the hinges were ripped from the well heads; there were eels taken out, but I know not by who; I found her just above Black-friars bridge, hauled in between two lighters and made fast.</p>
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<p>Harris's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it; I bought the eels and paid for them, of a young man that was going to the salt water, and then I went to that house; the young man asked me to give him one, and I gave him one; after that I was going to Billingsgate to buy fish, and they took me up.</p>
<p>Saunders said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-15-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> are the wardens of that synagogue; the cup and castor belonged to the service of the synagogue; they are used in certain benedictions there, and were kept in a drawer; upon the wardens being chosen, they have a list of the vestments and things given them from warden to warden: Mr. Franks and I have the custody and care of the synagogue; I told the sexton to keep it private, and we would go about the districts of Duke's-place, and inform all the pawnbrokers and people, and describe the things, and perhaps we may sooner come at a discovery; accordingly we let the pawnbrokers and old cloaths people know. On the Friday in the afternoon, I was sent for by Mr. Coleman in the Minories, I was there informed he had stopped a broken silver cup; he is a dealer in old cloaths; I described it before he took it out of his drawer; I described on paper a sketch of the foot (the paper and cup produced, they agreed;) he told me, the boy that brought it was to come the next day for a watch in exchange; he said he knew him, that he looked like a Jew barber's boy, and blinks with his eyes; I went and told the sexton, that Mr. Coleman looked upon the boy that brought it to be a Jew barber's boy; the sexton soon brought in the prisoner, upon which I sent for a peace officer and Mr. Coleman; Mr. Coleman said, he was the lad that brought it to him; the prisoner said, if I would shew him mercy, he would directly tell me where the castor was; I told him it was out of my power; the peace officer and he went out together, and brought the castor in; (produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-15-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my shop in the Minories on the 21st of May; he produced this cup, I weighed it and laid it by, and bid him call the next day; he did not think proper to come; I enquired among the Jews. The Saturday after I went to the synagogue and described him there, and by the description I gave of him he was taken up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-15-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Myers sent for me, and gave me charge of the prisoner, for robbing the synagogue; he took me to the ruins in Bear Jury-lane, where they are building new houses, and took the castor out from among the rubbish, then I carried him before my Lord-Mayor, and he was committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>
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<p>I was going up the lane about my business, this man came and laid hold of me, and said, you have been in my house; I said, you are wrong, and turned about and pushed him, I believe I might strike him; I did strike him when I got up to the top of the lane; I said, what do you mean by that; he raised a mob round me; I came along with him; he said, you stole an apron from me; I never saw it till before the Alderman.</p>
<p>He called
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<interp inst="t17670603-17-person222" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was desired to go over to Mr. Sharpless's shop; I went; I questioned the prisosoner as to the theft; she denied it a considerable time; I said it would bring her to the Old-Bailey; she said, if she was to be hanged for it she would not tell an untruth; she told me Mrs. Kelly had run away with them, she was one of the women; I went in search of her, but could not find her.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-17-person223" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw a man standing at a gateway some time; the prisoner ran up a court by him, and dropped something; the man picked it up, and put it between his coat and waistcoat, and ran away with it; he turned to the right, and the prisoner to the left; I saw only her back part, but it was the same person I believe that was brought back.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-17-person224" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the woman at the bar run out of Mrs. Sharpless's shop, and under the gateway, and drop the handkerchiefs from under her cloaths, on her right hand side; they were something white, and striped borders; she had like to have dropped her cloak. I saw them taken up, but do not know by who; he turned to the right, and she to the left at the same time; Mrs. Sharpless ran out of her shop, and cried, stop thief.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Sharpless. What sort of handkerchiefs were they?</p>
<p>Mrs. Sharpless. They were striped borders kenting, folded up, not in paper.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was going out and met an acquaintance, a market woman; she said she had been hiring a girl in Tottenham Court-road; she said she wanted to buy her a handkerchief; I went into the shop with her, but never touched a handkerchief; as I was going out at the door, she said I had dropped something; I went down the street; I did not see the woman my acquaintance coming after me. I came back again, then they said I had taken the handkerchiefs, and a young woman said she saw a man take them up.</p>
<p>she called
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<p>295. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17670603-18-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Hoxton, and am a brickmaker; last Saturday was a fortnight, in the afternoon, I was paying my men, and Denham that works for me, came and said, there are two men cutting the coppers with a hatchet; I took some of my men, and went in order to catch them; when we came to the end of the garden, one of the boys said, the men are run away; we set out after them round the field, and one of them had hid himself in a ditch of water, that was the evidence; he was asked, what he wanted there; he said he was a bird's-nesting; I took him before Justice Palmer; there Denham swore he was one of them; then he confessed all the fact; his name is Gregory.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Gregory did it all himself, and said, if I did not help him to get a good load, he would knock me down with the poker: I was in the copper at the time he was knocking it; I never was concerned in my life before I was with him; he said he had got so good a friend, that would save him, let him do what he will; he called me out of my house to go with him.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<p>This fact was committed at the same time the other was, being the lead that was placed round the coppers, &c.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-19-off121 t17670603-19-crimeloc115"/>; on the first of May, at night, my house was broke open; I went to bed over night between eleven and twelve, all the house was safe at that time; I came down at six in the morning; I found some letters, and eight pair of silk stockings lying on a table in the parlour; they were not there over night; I missed about ten or twelve pair of silk stockings; I found the cupboard open; the kitchen-door the hinges were broke; this opens to the stair-case. I perceived nothing broke, so as to let any body into the house; I do not charge the prisoner with breaking into the house; there was somebody concealed in the kitchen, as I imagine; I suppose he got out by opening the street door, that was bolted when I went to bed; but in the morning it was only on the spring-lock, unbolted, and the bar off; I missed my silver buckles out of my shoes, a silver cream-pot, and a hat, all out of the parlour; the next day I went to Justice Fielding, and got it advertised;
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person243" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought some of the things to Sir John, I saw her there about five or six days after I lost them, as near as I can tell; (the cream pot and some stockings produced in court.) I know the cream pot to be mine, and the five pair of stockings I believe to be mine, but I will not swear to them; they are the same sort as I lost; I saw the prisoner at Sir
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I saw them take this hat (produced in court) my property, from off his head.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Bouvilla. Yes, he was a servant to Mrs Oliver; he had lived in our house, and left it about two months.</p>
<p>Q. Was heat your house that day, do you know?</p>
<p>Bouvilla. Not as I know of; the prisoner confessed before Sir John, that he had taken the stockings; because I would not swear to the stockings, Sir John asked him where he had them; he said he had taken them from me.</p>
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<persName id="t17670603-19-person245"> Martha Richards
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Pancras; the prisoner brought this cream pot to my house the 2d of May, in the morning, about five o'clock; he brought a bundle of other things, and in it was this pot; he desired to leave the bundle with me; he left it, and went away; he came back in about an hour afterwards; he sat down and breakfasted with me; then he opened the bundle, and said, his lady would be extremely angry with him for opening the things; in it I saw the cream-pot and nine pair of silk stockings; he said he must have the smallest pair away with him; he took away one pair, and left the other for me to take care of for him; he said he came from Salt-hill; he came again on the Monday, and fetched away two pair of stockings, and on the Tuesday two pair more; and on the Thursday he came again, and fetched the other things; he put the cream-pot in his pocket; it made such a bundle, he took it out, and left it with me; after that, I was told there was such a cream-pot advertised; then I went and carried it to Sir
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<p>Q. How came he to come to your house?</p>
<p>M. Richards. I had but little knowledge of him; he might come to my house to breakfast, as other people do.</p>
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<persName id="t17670603-19-person247"> John Brooks
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My master is a pawnbroker, at the corner of the Bull and Gate inn, Holbourn; the prisoner brought these silver buckles, (produced and deposed to) on the 2d of May; he wanted 5 s. 3 d. on them; we let him have it, and the 4th he brought a pair of stockings.</p>
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<p>I have nothing to say for myself; it is the first offence I ever was guilty of; I hope the Court will be merciful.
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person253" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mrs. Oliver lives at Isleworth; she had lodgings at Mr. Bouvilla's; the prisoner had left her service before the 11th of May, and I had lived with her about six weeks; I found the sash of the fore parlour about half a yard up on the 12th of May, which was down over night; that window opens into the garden.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you first see it?</p>
<p>Hollings. It was sometime near dinner-time; we missed half a dozen desert china plates, half a dozen china dishes, and a china punch-bowl; they were all in the parlour over night; that parlour was not used in common, it was a kind of a storeroom; I looked out at the window, and saw a pair of steps.</p>
<p>Q. Was the window-shutters bolted over-night?</p>
<p>Hollings. No, they were not; I will not be sure they were put too, and there was no fastening to the sash; I saw the things again at Sir
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person254" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, I believe the next day; they are the same patterns; (produced in court) I heard the prisoner say he took them out of Mrs. Oliver's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was Mrs. Oliver's coachman; she came and told us she had lost some things out of her parlour, between nine and ten the next morning. I went to the coach, and missed two great coats that I had left on the box over night in the coach-house; the doors were not fast.</p>
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<persName id="t17670603-19-person256"> Martha Richards
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person256" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to my house between six and seven again, with the china in a basket, then he was taken; this was on the 12th of May; this looks like the same china.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We were waiting at Mrs. Richards's for the prisoner's coming that morning; between six and seven o'clock he came in with the china; I heard him own before Sir
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I own I was guilty of taking the two coats from off the coach, and the china out of the little room at the window.
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<p>(M.) He was a third time indicted, for that
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lived with Mrs. Oliver. On the 18th of April, when I came down, about six in the morning, or a little after, I missed a shirt from off the dresser in the kitchen, which I had put there over night; I found the door that goes out of the house into the garden open; I went out, and found a great ladder up against the side of the house, it stood up against a cistern, and the window above the cistern was open. I observed the print of a man's foot at the foot of the ladder; I went up stairs, and missed a coat, waistcoat, and hat from the room over the kitchen, where the sash window was open that looks into the cistern; I had put them into that room but two or three days before; there were three of my mistress's coats, that is, servants coats, missing out of the room; the prisoner had lived most of his time he lived with my mistress in that house, at the same time she lodged in Bond-street she lived there, at Isleworth; there were two silver-laced hats lost out of the kitchen below stairs; we left no candle in the kitchen when we went to bed, but I found a candle had been cut in the night; it was left on the table in the kitchen, and had been burnt about half out; I came directly to Sir
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and he ordered out hand bills, and had the things advertised: I saw some of my cloaths about two days after at Sir
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, two livery coats and three hats, a coat and waistcoat; when the prisoner was taken up, he owned he had taken my cloaths that were in the room with the others.</p>
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<p>Adams. I did not hear him mention that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was servant to Mrs. Oliver at this time; I saw a chair standing by the fire before six o'clock, the contrary way from what they were over night; then I went and opened the back door that goes into the garden; then I came back into the kitchen, and found about a pound or a pound and a half of butter gone, and a knife lying by the butter, and a candle standing on the table in the back kitchen; it had been lighted; I found the back kitchen door had been unbolted that leads into the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Could you go into the street from that yard?</p>
<p>Bird. We could; then my fellow-servant came to me, and said somebody had been in the house; then I went into the yard, and saw the ladder stand; we came in, and went up stairs, and missed the cloaths; the window of the room was open.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether that window was fast over night?</p>
<p>Bird. I was up in that room about four o'clock in the afternoon, and it was fast then; there were some table linen that had been in a basket over night was laid out upon the dresser; I know we carried away all the bits of candle when we went to bed, and I know there was neither candle nor candlestick in the back kitchen over night; what we found there was a whole candle burnt half out.</p>
<p>Q. Is it light enough to see any thing in that kitchen in the day time?</p>
<p>Bird. Yes, it is; there are windows, but no shutters to them; I heard the prisoner, before Sir
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , own he took the things; and when he was in prison, he gave me a note of the place where the coat and waistcoat were pawned.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-19-person267"> Margaret Tunbridge
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person267" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep an old cloaths shop in Rosemary-lane. On Easter Monday, about 12 o'clock, the prisoner came by with two bundles; some of these livery cloaths were hanging out; I asked him, if he had any thing to sell; he said, yes, but may be they will not suit you, they are nothing but livery cloaths; he came in and shewed me three hats; there were brown cloaths lay under the hats; he said they were his own cloaths, and he must get them done up against he went to his new place; I think he said he lived at the Duke of Bolton's and that these were his livery; he said he had lived there nine months; I said, I think these cloaths are too big for you; he said, yes, they were wore before he had them by another servant. I took up a hat, and said, that is too big for you; he said it was, but the band would take it in; I bought the cloaths, and had not sat down five minutes before Mr. Fielding's man brought the bills of their being stolen; then I was advised to carry the cloaths to Sir
<persName id="t17670603-19-person268"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17670603-19-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The 20th of April, some time in the afternoon, the prisoner pledged this brown coat and waistcoat at our house.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I own concealing myself in the house, and carrying the things away.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-20-victim275 t17670603-20-viclabel129"/>, so are the prisoners. I live in Chesterfield-street; I lost the tools mentioned in the indictment (mentioning them) out of the house where I was at work, some time on the 8th of May in the night; the prisoners had worked for me about a week or nine days before, and I found them all again but the dovetail saw, where the prisoners were at work, about nine days after; Rider said he knew nothing of the taking them; Marks took me to the place where the dovetail saw was pawned, and I got that again; (the tools produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-20-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker in Oxford-road. My mistress took in the saw; I delivered it to Hughes; I was not present when she took it in, she is not here.</p>
<p>Marks's defence.</p>
<p>I was articled with Mr. Davis and Mr. Hughes, and they were to find me in tools; and work ran short, and Mr. Davis gave me leave to go out and get a job, and I took them tools to do my work with.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did not know he had any thing to do with the tools after he was gone from us; when he worked with us, we agreed to let him have tools if he got a job.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-20-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a little better than 12 months; Hughes and I agreed to find Marks in tools; there was a difference between Hughes and I, and we agreed to let him look out for a job for himself till we were settled again; sometimes he came and had
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<p>Both
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am ignorant of the crime laid to my charge. I happened of a friend that came from Scotland; I went to an alehouse with him and drank, and sometime after I was in prison, I did not know what was come to me. I am a
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<p>To his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-21-person286" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-21-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner has a very good character as a soldier, as clean a man as any in the company. I know nothing as to his honesty.</p>
<p>Q. to Caddey. Was the soldier in his soldier's dress?</p>
<p>Caddey. He was not, he was dressed as he is now.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-21-person287" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
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<p>300. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-22-off140 t17670603-22-crimeloc142"/>; I have a husband that lives with another woman; the prisoner had pawned her husband's shirt and her boy's shirt, and her husband swore he would kill her, and I let her lie along with me; this was about a month before I lost my money; the stockings were taken out of my work-basket, but I do not know the exact time; I saw her take them, but did not ask her for them again, for fear her husband should overhear us, as he had said he would murder her; I never saw them since; I lost one half guinea, one nine shilling piece, seven quarter guineas, six half crowns, and a crown piece, on the 9th of March, about eight or nine at night; I unhappily fell asleep, and cannot tell how long I slept; I was sitting in a chair.</p>
<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober?</p>
<p>F. Jeggot. I was sober.</p>
<p>Q. Who was in the room when you went to sleep?</p>
<p>F. Jeggot. My husband was.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner in the room?</p>
<p>F. Jeggot. No, she was not; my money was in my pocket, and my pocket by my side; when I awaked, I missed my money directly, then the prisoner was in the room and my husband was gone; I asked her where my money was gone; she said my husband had got it; I went to see for him, and was almost murdered in going after him; I never got my money again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask your husband about it?</p>
<p>F. Jeggot. Yes; he said he had not 50 s. of it; he said Mrs. Smith laid it before him, and said he was a d - d fool if he did not take it all. The prisoner d - d me to my face, and said she had part of the money, and if it was to be done again she would do it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been at work; I never saw the money no more than I see it this instant; this woman was much in liquor; I was called in; she lay in an
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<interp inst="t17670603-23-person302" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and had it backed by my Lord-Mayor; I took the prisoner up upon suspicion, and he was committed to the Compter; some cable was taken away on the 26th or 27th of February last, about seventy yards of it; I went to him after he was in the Compter, and asked him whether he knew any thing of the rope; he said, yes, he had taken some away, and had sold it to
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<p>Q. Whose property was that rope?</p>
<p>Smith It was the property of Mess. Dixon and Spencer; the prisoner said it weighed 300 and a half weight.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-23-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> * came to me and asked me to go along with him; he took me to the place and took the rope, and carried it down to King James's-stairs, and sold it.</p>
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<p>Daniel de Caasto. The prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-24-defend306 t17670603-24-deflabel152"/>. On the 15th of last May at night, she went up to go to bed; she called out the staple of her door was broke; I went and looked, and found the staple was quite out; there was a trunk my property in her room; I had it brought into my chamber, thinking it not secure as the staple was out; I examined it, and found the things mentioned in the indictment were missing; the hinges of the trunk were taken off.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find it locked or open?</p>
<p>Caasto. I found it locked; I called and told her I missed four linen gowns, two silk ones, a silk petticoat, and two dimity ones; I said, I beg if you have concealed them in any place, or pawned them, I will not prosecute you if will confess; she went down on her knees, and said, she knew nothing of them; I said, I would charge a constable with her; she said, so I might; I sent for one; when he came, both he and I begged of her to declare the truth; she would not, and went on her knees again, and swore she knew nothing of them; I then charged the constable with her on suspicion of the robbery, and she was carried to the Compter. The next morning the constable came and told me he had all my things; then I went and took her before my Lord Mayor; there she owned she had taken them, and said she was sorry for it.</p>
<p>Thomas Street. I am a constable I had charge of the prisoner. One of our watchmen came about four o'clock in the morning, and said there were some things lodged in a room, over the room he lodged in; I went there, and found all the things mentioned; I carried her to the Compter, and the next morning she owned she had taken them, and said she was not the first that had been guilty of felony.</p>
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<persName id="t17670603-24-person308"> Sarah Sparks
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<interp inst="t17670603-24-person308" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-24-person308" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner is a countrywoman of mine, from Woolverhampton in Staffordshire; she told me she was coming out of her place; she brought these things when I was not at home, and left them in the watchman's room, named Ford, and when I came home I took them into my room.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-24-person309"> Walter Ford
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<interp inst="t17670603-24-person309" type="given" value="Walter"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-24-person309" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I am a watchman belonging to Aldgate ward; when I came home that morning, I was informed there were some things left in my room for this last witness; when she came home, my wife bid her take them into her room; hearing of this affair, I 1mentioned the things to the constable.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have had so much trouble with my husband, that I am hardly sensible of what I do; he uses me very ill.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-24-person310"> Mary Delare
<interp inst="t17670603-24-person310" type="surname" value="Delare"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-24-person310" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-24-person310" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lived with my mother very near twelve months; she went from our service about half a year ago; she was a very honest sober person.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she marry from?</p>
<p>M. Delare. I do not know.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-24-person311" type="given" value="Matthias"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-24-person311" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her 14 years.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a married woman?</p>
<p>Marshall. She has been married about five or six months I believe.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176706030018"/>Q. What is her husband?</p>
<p>Marshall. He is a seafaring man; I never saw him but once, that was the day he married her.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live near her?</p>
<p>Marshall. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of his ill treating her?</p>
<p>Marshall. No, I do not; she sometimes is very foolish.</p>
<p>Q. In what?</p>
<p>Marshall. In regard to her speeches, in not knowing what she is going about.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Marshall. I live in Cock-lane, Shoreditch; she lived in the same place when she was out of place.</p>
<p>Q. How long has the prisoner ever lived there at a time?</p>
<p>Marshall. She has lived there a week or a fortnight at a time, and she was in my apartment at times; she lived chiefly at public-houses.</p>
<p>Q. If she had wanted money, should you have been willing to lend her any?</p>
<p>Marshall. I cannot say whether I should or not.</p>
<p>Q. Why, for what reason?</p>
<p>Marshall. Because it was not in her power to have paid me again.</p>
<p>Q. Have you no other reason?</p>
<p>Marshall. No.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did she come to you as a married woman?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She told me she was married?</p>
<p>Q. Did you trust her in common about your house, how was she as to understanding?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She had the care of a child four or five months old, and took a great deal of care of it.</p>
<p>Q. How long did she live at your house?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. About two months and a half.</p>
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<p>303. (L.)
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<persName id="t17670603-25-person316"> Margaret Grant
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<interp inst="t17670603-25-person316" type="given" value="Margaret"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-25-person316" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-25-victim315 t17670603-25-viclabel158"/>. On Wednesday the 6th of May, about three or four in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my shop, I had used to buy thrums of him; he asked me if I wanted any thrums; (we use them in our business:) after he was gone, we missed twelve painting brushes; they were brought home afterwards by Mr. Welbank.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-25-person317"> William Welbank
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<interp inst="t17670603-25-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a turner's shop. On Wednesday the 6th of May, in the evening, the prisoner came to me, and asked me if I would buy a dozen of brushes; he asked half a crown for them; I thought that was much under the value; I decoyed him within doors, by telling him I would send for a neighbour, to know whether they were worth the money. I asked him how he came by them; he said, he had them of one Mr. Moor, in Mark-lane, in exchange for thrums. I was going to send for Mr. Moor, but the prisoner desired me not to send for him; soon after, he said he found them by London-bridge, and after that, he said by Westminster-bridge; he seemed to be poor, and out of compassion I did not take him up; I sent my boy to watch where he lived; then by enquiring, I found the brushes belonged to Mrs. Grant.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-25-person318"> John Trigg
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<interp inst="t17670603-25-person318" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-25-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . These brushes (produced in court) were brought to me by Mr. Welbank's boy; I am sure they are Mrs. Grant's brushes; I marked them myself when they came from the maker, and fixed the price upon them.</p>
<p>Welbank. I am sure these are the brushes the prisoner offered to me to sell.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I found these brushes in Charles-street, Westminster; I did offer to sell them to Mr. Welbank; I asked too low a price; as they cost me nothing, I could afford to sell them cheap; I told him I had found them.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-25-person319"> James Bagnell
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<interp inst="t17670603-25-person319" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-25-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I once was clerk to Mr. Goodchild; I had the management of a factory in the country where the prisoner worked; I never heard any thing alledged against him in my life.</p>
<p>Q. How long is that ago?</p>
<p>Bagnell. That is about fifteen years ago; I have known him since; I never heard any thing against him in my life.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-25-person320"> John Carey
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<interp inst="t17670603-25-person320" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-25-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about eighteen months; I never heard anything laid to his charge.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-25-person321" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-25-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner has been a lodger of mine a year and three quarters; he is by trade a weaver, and a very hard-working man. I know of no ill by him.</p>
<p>Q. What does he get a week?</p>
<p>Braddock. He
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-25-defend313 t17670603-25-deflabel159"/>, and by that and his wages he and his family can get 15 or 16 s. a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-25-verdict160" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder1s"/> Guilty 10 d. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-25-defend313 t17670603-25-punish161"/> T </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>304. (L.)
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176706030019"/> house, and said he had stolen two quartern loaves out of his basket; the prisoner had the two loaves, and he delivered them into my hands; he confessed he had taken them, and offered to pay me for them if I would let him go, and took out of his pocket two or three shillings.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-26-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> On Saturday the 16th of May, I was serving my customers, as usual; I pitched my basket in
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<p>Q What money did he produce?</p>
<p>Steward. He pulled out two or three shillings, and a sixpence or two; my master charged a constable with him, and took him before my Lord-Mayor.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had been ailing a long time of the ague and fever, and I took two loaves out of the basket; I was almost starving, and the prosecutor was so good to give me one of the loaves.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did you give the prisoner any bread?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did, after he was committed; he asked me for one, and I gave him one. I should not have given the Court this trouble, only within about six weeks I have lost twenty-two quartern loaves.</p>
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<p>See him an evidence against
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<interp inst="t17670603-27-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 12th of May, between eight and nine in the evening, I was going down
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<p>Jasper Holmes. On the 12th of May, about nine in the evening, I was coming from the King's Arms, at Holbourn-bridge; I saw the prisoner draw this handkerchief out of the prosecutor's right-hand pocket; I was crossing the way, not above four yards from him; I laid hold of his hand with the handkerchief in it, and called to the young man; he came and owned it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Coming down Snow-hill, there were two or three other people walking by the gentleman; the handkerchief came flump against my apron, and I picked it up, and that man got hold of me, and said he saw me take it out of the gentleman's pocket.</p>
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<p>306. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17670603-28-off173" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a mahogany tea-chest, value 3 s. one tea-cannister, and a quarter of a pound of tea, value 2 s. </rs> the property of
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<p>Mrs. Houghton. I am wife to
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-28-off173 t17670603-28-crimeloc175"/>; I lost a tea-chest, with a single cannister full of green tea in it, from out of our parlour, on the seventh of May, between eleven and twelve at noon. I have a shop at the 'Change, and my apprentice came and told me of it; after that, it was advertised in the Saturday's paper, and a gentleman came and informed me about it; he had before heard we had lost it; I sent our boy to the constable's house where it was to be seen. The constable came to me on the Sunday morning; I told him if it was mine, it had a single cannister in it, and described it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Mrs. Houghton. I have seen him before, but I know nothing of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-28-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Basinghall-street. On the 7th of May, about twelve o'clock in the day, I found the prisoner in my parlour, he had this tea-chest in his hand; I asked him what business he had there; he said he was an apprentice to a cabinet-maker, and he brought it for one Mrs. Walters, and that he came from one Mr. Walters in Foster-lane; he told me a great number of lies, the street-door being open, I stopped him, and sent a person to Foster-lane, to know if there was any such person, but found there was not. He
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176706030020"/> was taken before the sitting Alderman; there he said it belonged to one Mrs. Swift; there was one of that name sent for, but she said she knew nothing of the chest or him either; we advertised the chest on the Saturday, and Mrs. Houghton came and owned it on the Monday; (produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I went up to a young fellow that was in the hospital, he asked me to drink; we drank about five or six pints; coming home to my father's in Coleman-street, when I got into Lothbury, a man met me, and asked whether I knew Basinghall-street; I said, that is it before me; we went into a place by Guildhall; said he, my lad, I should be glad if you will take this tea-chest till I go to enquire for the people I am to carry it to, that is one Mrs. Walters, but I do not know the house; I went into Basinghall-street, and asked several people if they knew Mrs. Walters; I went into that gentleman's house, and asked for Mrs. Walters; the man said, no such person lives here, what business have you in the entry; I said, I did not come for any harm, I want to find Mrs. Walters, because a gentleman left this chest in my care.</p>
<p>Waldron. He had been up to my bureau, I could see the marks of his feet.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That was made by a dog belonging to one Mr. Wicks; I did live in Lothbury; I did live at the City Arms, and Mansion-house alehouses; my father-in-law is a sailor, and my mother is a cook.</p>
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<p>307. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-29-off178 t17670603-29-cd179"/>. *</p>
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<persName id="t17670603-29-person345"> Thomas Bentley
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<interp inst="t17670603-29-person345" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 18th of May, about half an hour past nine at night, a lady came behind me; she asked me if I had not lost my handkerchief; I found I had; we went a little on before I thought to turn back; my acquaintance that was with me said, you may as well go back; the gentlewoman pointed to the prisoner, and said, that was the man; we went and took him to the watch-house, and gave the constable charge of him; he was searched, and the handkerchief found upon him; (produced and deposed' to.)</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner near you?</p>
<p>Bentley. No, I do not remember I did.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-29-person346"> George Pennock
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<interp inst="t17670603-29-person346" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was the constable of the night; the prosecutor brought the prisoner to me at the watch -house, and charged him with picking his pocket of his handkerchief; I asked him if he had seen it since; he said, no; I ordered a watchman to search him, and this handkerchief was found in his pocket.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-29-person347" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17670603-29-person347" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw Mr Bentley coming down
<placeName id="t17670603-29-crimeloc180">Holbourn</placeName>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I drank a pint of purl at the Three Tuns, and coming up Snow-hill, I saw the handkerchief lying on the ground; I took it up and put it in my pocket.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. When the prisoner was examined before the Alderman, he said he was guilty.</p>
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<p>308. (L.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-30-off183 t17670603-30-cd185"/>. *</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-30-person351"> James Robinson
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<interp inst="t17670603-30-person351" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am coachman to Mr. Salvadore; I saw the cushion after eight o'clock, and before ten it was missing; it was advertised a guinea reward, and it was brought home the Tuesday following, being the 19th, by
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<p>
<persName id="t17670603-30-person353"> Hugh Riley
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<interp inst="t17670603-30-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in St. Andrew's parish, my beat goes as far as Union-court; I went in there at the hour of two, there was no body in the court then; I went there again at half an hour after two, this was on the Sunday morning; there lay the prisoner on this cushion in the court, at the farther end, it is opposite St. Andrew's church; I asked him what business he had there, and what he had got with him; he said, what is that to you, you impudent dog, what business have you to examine me, I'll mark you. I said, I'll see what you have got, or I'll hand you to the watch-house; I took him over to the watch-house; said he, you dog, I make such things as these. I had it to bind round; when he was at Guildhall he said he found it.</p>
<p>Mr. Wellings. I live in Camomile-street. On Monday Mr. Salvadore sent me word he had lost one of his coach-seats, and ordered me to advertise a guinea reward, for that and the man that stole it; the next day I was informed the prisoner had been before the sitting Alderman; I went to meet him; there I saw the seat, which, by comparing it with the other, I believe to be the property of Mr. Salvadore; I mean by the quilting, colour, and every particular.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say when he was charged with it?</p>
<p>Wellings. He said he found it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I found it between ten and eleven o'clock that night, in the street; I lay down upon it, till the watchman came and awaked me; he said, what do you do here at this time of the night; I said, I shall do no harm; he said, what have you got there; I said, what I found, it is a cushion; then he said, I'll take you and the cushion up, to know who it belongs to.</p>
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<p>309. (M)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17670603-31-defend354 t17670603-31-deflabel193"/>. On Monday morning the 11th of May, going to open my drawer in my cutting-room, I missed a considerable quantity of things; the drawer which we always keep locked I found open, that is unlocked; I missed a great deal of gold lace, near 100 yards; I am positive to 50 yards in one parcel.</p>
<p>Q. What servants do you keep that have access to that room?</p>
<p>Douglas. I have a foreman and clerk, who are both entrusted with the keys of this cutting-room, but nobody keeps the key of the drawer where the gold lace is but myself; I was at a loss who to accuse; upon hearing many stories of my apprentice's extravagancies, I had a mistrust of him. On the Wednesday morning the foreman, named
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<interp inst="t17670603-31-person360" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and John Boulton, the clerk, were both in the cutting-room with me; I told them of the lace being gone, and that I suspected the apprentice; we agreed to go up stairs to search his room; we went up about ten in the morning;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176706030023"/> the door was locked, I got it open; after some considerable about his bed, there was a bureau in the room, where was no lock; in one of the drawers the foreman found a piece of silk damask and a piece of dimity, which I know to be his property; we searched farther; the clerk looking behind the bureau, where was a fire-place, against which was a board put up between the chimney, and bureau, the clerk lay the end of a Money sword-belt; we removed the bureau; there lay a with a Morocco belt to it, a gold-laced hat and a bundle; we took and opened the bundle; there we found the gold lace, the whole of what I missed.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you missed it?</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17670603-31-person361" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I missed it on the Monday, and found it on the Wednesday.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body lie in that room besides the prisoner?</p>
<p>Douglas. No, nobody but he lay there.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the use of that bureau?</p>
<p>Douglas. The prisoner only.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the prisoner at this time?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17670603-31-person362"> Douglas He
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<interp inst="t17670603-31-person362" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was in the shop at work; I came down into the cutting-room and compared the dimity and damask, I found them to be my property. At Christmas, when I made up my inventory of my goods, these were then measured; (the lace, damask and dimity, hat, sword and belt produced in court;) then I went to Sir
<persName id="t17670603-31-person363"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17670603-31-person363" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and told the affair to his clerk; he desired me to bring the lad and people with me; we went there; Sir John asked the prisoner how these things came into his room; he said he knew nothing about the lace; the handkerchief that the lace was tied up in, he said, was his own, and the sword and laced hat, the dimity and damask he said were mine, and owned he had taken them out of the shop, (not the cutting-shop,) Sir John committed him to the Gatehouse; we came home; after some time the clerk and foreman went up, and found some stockings, but I was not there.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been in partnership with Mr. Campbell?</p>
<p>Douglas. I have been in partnership with him three years come Midsummer.</p>
<p>Q. Did you use to correct him?</p>
<p>Douglas. I may have given him a slight touch with my hand.</p>
<p>Q. How often?</p>
<p>Douglas. Once or twice.</p>
<p>Q. Never above?</p>
<p>Douglas. I can say upon oath not above three times.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a lock to his room door?</p>
<p>Douglas. He had.</p>
<p>Q. Was that door never left open?</p>
<p>Douglas. It might for what I know.</p>
<p>Q. Who makes his bed?</p>
<p>Douglas. He does himself.</p>
<p>Q. Did he understand his business?</p>
<p>Douglas. He could work if he pleased.</p>
<p>Q. How long has he been Mr. Campbell's apprentice?</p>
<p>Douglas. About six years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not suspect your other servants?</p>
<p>Douglas. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not suspect your clerk and foreman?</p>
<p>Douglas. I cannot say I did.</p>
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