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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176802240001"/>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 24th, Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th, Saturday the 27th, Monday the 29th, of FEBRUARY, and Tuesday the 1st of MARCH, 1768,
<p>In the Eighth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Third SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
<persName id="f17680224-1-person1"> THOMAS HARLEY
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<p>NUMBER III. PART I.</p>
<p>LONDON,</p>
<p>Printed for J. WILKIE, at the Bible, in St. Paul's Chruch-Yard.</p>
<p>[Price Six-pence.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176802240002"/>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.
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<p>N. B. The characters * + || ++ direct to the judge by whom the prisoner was tried; (L.). (M.) by what jury. </p>
<p>LONDON JURY.</p>
<p>
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<p>*
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<p>MIDDLESEX JURY.</p>
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<p>155. (L.)
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<p>I saw the pots lying by Mr. Davis's door in Flower-de-luce court; I took them up, intending to deliver them to him in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-2-person43" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> my brother in-law, and the prisoner, tumbling about in the street pretty near the kennel; I fell upon the prisoner, he struggled very hard to get away; I knew him immediately, he had been an opposite neighbour to me; he called me by my name, and said I used him very ill; my wife got to the chamber window, and called murder or thieves; two watchmen came, and we secured the prisoner; when we had got our clothes on, we found he had got in at a flap, by taking up the wooden frame of a cellar window, which had never been opened while I lived there; from the cellar he opened the door, which goes up into the house; he had drawn the staples, and cracked the bolt; there appeared the mark of some iron instrument, by which it was wrenched open; in searching my till I missed all my loose halfpence, I can swear to 7 or 8 d. and in searching a drawer on the grocery side I missed a parcel of farthings; he was committed to Clerkenwell Bridewell, and he broke out, and was advertised, five guineas reward for taking him; he was not taken till last Monday se'nnight.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-2-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I boarded and lodged with my brother the prosecutor; about two o'clock that night, I was in my bed in a room on the same floor with my brother's; I thought I heard a noise like the shutting the shop door; I went to sleep again: some time after I thought I heard something in my room; I turned my head, and saw the prisoner with my breeches in his hand; he flung them down and ran towards me, in order to fall upon me; I jumped out on the other side before he could catch me; then he ran down stairs, I followed him; I made a noise on purpose to alarm my brother; I laid hold of the prisoner as he was opening the shop door; he opened it as I had hold of him, and got out; I never let go my hold; I had nothing on but my shirt; I got him on his back in the street; my brother came down in his shirt to my assistance; we secured him; the clock struck three while we were looking about to see where he got in.</p>
<p>Q. Was the sun up?</p>
<p>Carter. No, it was not, but it was not dark; the prisoner was without his shoes; they were found with the toe of one in the other, under a neighbour's shop window; we found the frame of the window had been wrenched quite up, and the door that comes up out of the cellar was wrenched open, as if done with a chisel, by a mark which we found.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-2-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. On the 9th of June will be two years, I heard an outcry in Chiswell-street; I went there and saw Mr. Gilbert and his brother had hold of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Was this before sun-rising?</p>
<p>Horn. It was; I assisted, and we carried him to the watch-house, and from thence to Bridewell; we did not search him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I did not rob the house, nor yet break it open; I had been out with an acquaintance and was coming by, I saw the door open; I being a neighbour went in, and up stairs, and opened the room door; the man rose up in his bed and cried, murder and thieves; I was frighted out of my wits, and ran down stairs; he followed me, and took me by the collar, and pulled me down; I did not struggle at all; I am a
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<interp inst="t17680224-2-person48" type="given" value="Abraham"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-2-off13 t17680224-2-crimeloc16"/>; we having been robbed three or four times, the last time was the 15th of February instant, about one in the morning; that night I had three people sitting up in my parlour with firearms, to watch who came; in the morning a little after one I was alarmed, and told they had taken the thief; I came down, they had him in the watch-house; I went there, there I saw the prisoner
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-2-defend39 t17680224-2-deflabel17"/>; he confessed he took the pokers; he also confessed he had stole a silver salt from me one night before, and had sold it at Islington.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-2-person49" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-2-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman, The prisoner was coming along with these two iron pokers on his shoulder; I asked him where he was going; he said, to Islington; I said he was going the wrong way; I made him pitch them down by the watch-house, and secured him; (the pokers produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.) The beadle sent me to call the prosecutor; I went; he came and owned the pockers.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Where were the pokers taken from?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They were taken out of the manufactory, not out of the dwelling-house.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-2-person50"> Uriah Judah
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<interp inst="t17680224-2-person50" type="given" value="Uriah"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am son to the prosecutor. Our house having been broke open several times, I and two other men sat up four or five nights to watch; between twelve and one the 15th of February instant, we heard a bustling at the gate; the house stands up a yard about thirty yards from the gate; I sent up to let my father know; he came down; then we heard a bustle again; the gate was opened, there we found the watchman; we laid hold of him, and took him to the watch-house; there we found the pokers, and knew them to be my father's property; the prisoner upon being charged, confessed taking the things mentioned in the indictment, and begged for mercy, and wished we had taken him before when he took the other things, saying there would be an end of him.</p>
<p>Q. How did he say he got in to get the pokers?</p>
<p>Judah. He said he got over the lost at the top of the yard.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-2-person51" type="given" value="Leonard"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-2-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am beadle; I was at the watch-house in Chiswell-street; Conway brought the prisoner in; a person there said, perhaps this is the man that has robbed Mr. Judah; I sent for him, and he owned the pokers; the prisoner then said, I am a dead man.</p>
<p>Q. Does the work-shop where the pokers were taken from, join to the dwelling-house?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, it does not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I worked for the prosecutor two years; I desire he would give an account how I behaved.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He behaved very well when in my service.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-3-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 30th of January I was in Fleet-market, I keep a green-stall, I lodge in Turnagain-lane; about half an hour after six in the evening I was sent for home; I saw the prisoner sitting on the garret stairs stopped by
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-3-person59" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I found these things on the stairs, and I was going to bring them down to ask who they belonged to, and they would not let me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-4-person64" type="given" value="Daniel"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-4-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<p>
<persName id="t17680224-4-person65"> John Selfe
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<interp inst="t17680224-4-person65" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-4-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am apprentice to Mr. Blinkhorn; I saw the prisoner push in our sash-window, the groove being broken, and take the hat out about seven in the evening; I was in my shop at the time; I ran to the door, and cried, stop thief; he ran to Trigg-stairs; I followed him; he got into a lighter and laid himself down, there he was taken; the hat was found in the lighter.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-4-person66" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-4-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was upon Lambeth-hill; I saw the prisoner running toward the water side, and I heard the lad cry, stop thief; I stopped the prisoner, and asked him if he was the thief; he said, no; he had a hat in his left hand; I let him go; then the lad came up to me, and asked me whether I had seen a man with a hat in his hand; I then ran after the prisoner and called, stop thief; I saw him jump from off the stairs into
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>There was a young man in a light coloured coat running with two hats in his hand; I followed him, and called, stop thief; he jumped into a lighter and went over that, and where he went I do not know, and they came and took me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-5-person71" type="given" value="Richard"/>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-5-victim70 t17680224-5-viclabel33"/>; I have lost a great number of pots; the constable had this pot in his possession, (produced in court;) seeing my name on it, he sent for me (he lives in Holbourn, he is not here,) I know it to be my property.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-5-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About two o'clock on the 26th of January, going into King's-head-court out of Fetter-lane, the prisoner at the bar with two others hustled me, and stole my handkerchief; I had my child in my hand; I went to lay hold of the prisoner, he ran away and threw this pot from him; I called, stop thief, and in a few moments I got hold of him myself; he never was out of my sight.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Did the prisoner use your house?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I never saw him in my house to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Going along Little Moorfields I found this pot lying under a wall in the dirt; I took it up and washed it; I could neither write nor read, so I took it to a person that told me who it belonged to, and I was going to carry it home.</p>
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<p>160. (L.)
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<p>Mrs. Chapman. I took an opportunity to sit in the little counting-house on the inside the passage, about nine last Wednesday morning last; I saw the prisoner come cross the street; he opened the door and came in, and went into the warehouse, and went to the farther side, and took two pieces of cloth up from a pile of goods; I clapped the door to, and called thief; when help came and we opened the door, we found the two pieces on the table, he had laid them there; (produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. We call it quilted everlasting.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I knocked at the outward door, nobody came; I went in, and the warehouse door stood half open, I knocked there, nobody came, so I went in; in order to see an acquaintance, and they shut me in.</p>
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<p>A copy of the trial and conviction of Haines and Braine was read in court. (See their trial No 262, 263, in April sessions 1766.)</p>
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<p>Q. What did he give you a pound for it?</p>
<p>Smither. He gave but 6 d. a pound.</p>
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner know how you came by it?</p>
<p>Smither. He knew us all very well; Haines, Braine, and I, were all camen; he knew we stole it, and was up on purpose to receive it, at about twelve o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>Smither will swear any thing, he is one of the Saltpetre-bank evidences; I never saw him in my life before to my knowledge; I had two servants, were they here they could clear up my innocency, but by some means or other they are got out of the way; they promised faithfully to come, but they are not.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know him before?</p>
<p>Solomon. No, I had never seen him before to my knowledge, but I know him well; I walked two miles with him; he was taken about ten or eleven days after, and I picked him out from among the rest of the prisoners.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find your watch again?</p>
<p>Solomon. I saw that again at Justice Fielding's.</p>
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<p>Solomon. This is the watch which the prisoner took from me.</p>
<p>Turner. I advertised the watch twice, the prosecutor came and owned it; here is also a pistol, a powder-horn with gunpowder in it, a bag with several slugs in it, which were taken from the prisoner there (produced in court.)</p>
<p>Q. to Solomon. Did the prisoner demand your money?</p>
<p>Solomon. He asked me if I had any silver buckles or spoons; I told him I had not; I had other watches in my bags, I trade in nothing but watches, but I told him I had nothing but that watch about me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I can bring witness to prove I bought that watch.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you ever see him with a pistol?</p>
<p>Wentworth. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Wentworth. He is about twenty years of age.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know how he has got his living since last Christmas?</p>
<p>Chapman. No, I do not.</p>
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<p>Q. Was he ever out of your sight?</p>
<p>James. He was for about eight or ten minutes, but I am very sure he is the man that stopped the chariot, and robbed me; there was half a guinea, a 5 s. 3 d. and 4 s. 6 d. in silver found upon him, and a pistol, a powder-horn with powder, a parcel of slugs in a small bag, and a silver watch.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I came from Bristol but about two days before, and was going to Billingsgate to get my passage on board a man of war, walking along they laid hold of me; I know nothing what they say, I did not meddle with any thing.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-11-off65 t17680224-11-crimeloc68"/> on Monday se'nnight; Mr. Gibson stopped me, and asked me if I had lost my handkerchief; I felt and missed it; he having the prisoner in his hand, I turned round, and saw my handkerchief close by me on the ground, I took it up.</p>
<p>Gibson. I saw the prisoner take a handkerchief out of Mr. Webb's pocket, and put it under his coat; I laid hold of him, then he dropped it on the ground.</p>
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<p>166. (L.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-12-victim135 t17680224-12-viclabel74"/>; on the 27th of January, about eight in the morning, the prisoner was brought into my house by the next witness, with my great coat upon his arm (produced and deposed to) which before had been hanging in my parlour.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-12-person137"> Urban Doterman
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was going by with a young lad, he chucked my hat in at the window; I went in to get it, and that man laid hold of me, thinking I was going to rob the house; I never saw the great coat.</p>
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<p>167. (L.)
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<persName id="t17680224-13-person142"> John Norton
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<p>Haywood. I saw the prisoner and another boy following the prosecutor; the prisoner put his hand into his pocket, and take out his handkerchief; I went to the gentleman, and asked him if he had lost any thing; he felt, and said he had lost his handkerchief; then I ran after them, and took hold of the tallest of them, and secured him; then I ran and took the other, which was the prisoner, and the prosecutor took his handkerchief out of his pocket.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I picked up the handkerchief in Thames-street, going down a gate-way; I am but twelve years old, I
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<p>168. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17680224-14-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a public-house in Goat-yard, Horsleydown; about three weeks ago, when I got up, there was the prisoner and ten hides in my skittle-ground; he said they were his hides, that they were Irish hides.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Hunt. He is a
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-14-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I happened to be at Mr. Hunt's that morning, I saw two porters bring those hides through the house into the skittle-ground; when Mr. Hunt got up there came the prisoner, who said the hides were his property.</p>
<p>Mr. Liscoe. I am a wharfinger at Hays's wharf, in Shad Thames; we had delivered a lighter, and missed ten hides, I do not particularly remember the day, it was about a fortnight or three weeks ago; they were marked A, B, and C on the left horn, that is according to the quality of the hides.</p>
<p>Q. On which side the water is Hays's wharf?</p>
<p>Liscoe. That and Horsleydown are both in Southwark; I do not know where the vessel lay when the hides were taken.</p>
<p>Q. How long had the hides been in the lighter?</p>
<p>Liscoe. I think they had been in her a day and a night.</p>
<p>Q. Where did they come from?</p>
<p>Liscoe. They came from Cork in Ireland; the vessel that brought them lay in the stream in the middle of the river.</p>
<p>Q. Were the hides ever on the Middlesex side the water?</p>
<p>Liscoe. When the hides were put into the lighter, the lighter was carried over to this side the water, being Sunday; I can swear to the hides by the marks, all by the same branding-irons; they were all raw hides, salted and tied up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-14-person151" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a lighterman, it was my lighter that they were in; they were delivered the last day of the last month, the ship lay in Hanover-hole; the lighter was brought to Porter's key near the Custom-house that night, and she lay there all the Sunday, and brought to Hays's wharf
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176802240009"/> on Monday the 1st of February, and she was delivered the day following; and about twelve, or a little after, the wharfinger came to me to know if I knew of any lighter being robbed, saying, there were some hides at the Goat in Goat-yard.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know when the lighter was robbed?</p>
<p>Thorn. I imagine it might be between four and five in the morning before she was brought from Porter's key, but we have no proof of that.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any body here to prove the hides were delivered from the ship to the lighter?</p>
<p>Thorn. No, we have not.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had lost my skift that Sunday morning; I was on the keys about half an hour after one, I saw two men row by in one, I imagined it to be mine; I asked where they were going with her; they said, what was that to me; they crossed over to the other side the water, I took a boat and pursued after them; I kept in sight of them, but there being two of them, I was afraid to board her; I waited some time; after that I heard a lumbering, and I saw but one man in her; I called watch, then the other man ran out of her; by and by there came two men by, I asked them if they would have a job; they said, to do what; I said, to carry a parcel of hides up to a friend's house; there were six of them lay in an alley, and four in the skift; I agreed to give the porters six-pence each to carry them; they said it was a hard job, and hoped I would give them something to drink; they took and carried them to the Goat, I knocked at the door; they were carried into the skittle-ground; my master is here to prove I was out the same night on his duty.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-14-person155"> John Shaw
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<interp inst="t17680224-14-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a lighterman, the prisoner was my servant; the prisoner was taken into custody on the 1st of February, and I lost my skift on the Friday following.</p>
<p>Q. What is his general character?</p>
<p>Shaw. I can say nothing against him, nor for him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-14-person156"> George Jones
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<interp inst="t17680224-14-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was by the water-side between five and six on that morning, it was about break of day; the prisoner asked me to carry some hides for him; there was another man employed besides me, but I do not know nothing of him.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say how he came by them?</p>
<p>Jones. No; to the best of my knowledge he did not want to do any thing clandestinely.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Jones. I did, I never heard any body speak in any disrespect of him; he is a hard working man; I took some of them, and carried and flung them down facing a public-house in the street.</p>
<p>Q. How happened you to be on the spot that morning?</p>
<p>Jones. I was going to look after my daily labour.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Jones. I live in Seething-lane, by Tower-hill.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you going to work?</p>
<p>Jones. Any where where I could.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you first see the skins?</p>
<p>Jones. In an alley.</p>
<p>Q. Very likely you can tell how they came into that alley?</p>
<p>Jones. I know nothing how they came there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not ask him how they came there?</p>
<p>Jones. I asked him no questions at all.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-14-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waterman, I have known the prisoner twelve years and upwards; he is an industrious hard working man, and has always behaved with honesty in all his employments.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-14-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a victualler, I have known him six years, I never heard any thing amiss of him.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure you had your watch and money when you met with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Mitchell. I had at that time felt them in my pocket; I did not perceive her hand within side my breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in liquor?</p>
<p>Mitchell. I was not very much in liquor; I cannot say but this affair brought me more to myself than before.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Mitchell. I never saw her before that night to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found your watch again?</p>
<p>Mitchell. No, I have not.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Whether you did not make that other woman a present of a couple of shillings, she being first with you?</p>
<p>Mitchell. No, I did not, she was not first with me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was along with a woman; he wanted me to go along with him; I said, excuse me, I am going home; he said he would make me a present of 5 s. 3 d. he put his hand in his pocket, and wanted to make me a present of 3 d. to buy half a quartern of brandy; I said I could put my hand in my pocket and find 3 d. at any time, I would not take it; I was going away; he said, my dear, stop, and let me talk to you; he wanted me to go and drink a glass of wine with him; he said he had no money about him, but he would make me a present of a 5 s. 3 d. I said, if you want to see me another night, you may; the watchman came past, and said, what are you doing; the gentleman said, I am only talking to this lady; the other woman stood by all the while; he said he would treat the watchman with something; we stood talking a quarter of an hour; the watchman came again, and said, you are a long while talking, and desired we would go along about our business; I said, we were about no harm; he said, if you do not go along I will make you; then I set out, and stopped at the corner, and the gentleman came to me, and said he had lost seven guineas; then he said he had lost three or four guineas; he took me to the watch-house, and they stripped me to my smock, and found nothing upon me.</p>
<p>Q to prosecutor. What say you to this?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is all real invention, there is not a tittle of it true; she told the magistrate a different story; I neither offered her a 5 s. 3 d. not 3 d. I did not mean to stay with either of them, it was really a piece of simple curiosity in me.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-15-person164" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-15-person164" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner served her time with me; I know her to be a very honest person.</p>
<p>Q. How long did she serve you?</p>
<p>M. Chapman. She served me five years, and worked for me since.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>M. Chapman. I live in Bishopsgate-street; I never heard any thing dishonest of her in my life-time.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-15-person165"> Joseph Magleshan
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<interp inst="t17680224-15-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . In live in Holywell-lane, Shoreditch.</p>
<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Magleshan. I am an apothecary and surgeon; the prisoner used to come and bring home work from Mrs. Chapman to my wife.</p>
<p>Q. What is Mrs. Chapman?</p>
<p>Magleshan. She is a mantua-maker; my wife used to leave the prisoner in her room, where were many things of value; we never lost any thing.</p>
<p>For the prosecution.</p>
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<p>See her tried before for a fact of the same nature, by the name of Mary Cluse, No 98, in the last mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17680224-16-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who lately came from the East-Indies, happened not to be in bed, he came down; I had wrenched the pistol from Blessett's hand, and had him by the collar; Massey came in with this large stick in his hand (produced in court;) he cried to the other, down with him, down with him; we secured them and got other assistance, and sent them to Covent-garden Round-house; I believe Blessett had been in my shop that day three times.</p>
<p>Q. Was any thing taken from you?</p>
<p>Chapman. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-16-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodge in the prosecutor's house. About a quarter before eleven that night I was not gone to bed, I heard a knock at the door; I heard Mr. Chapman go to the door, and ask who was there; soon after the door was open I heard a noise, and went down; the first person I catched hold of was Massey; I held him by the collar; he attempted to get away, he could not; then he cried for mercy; I got my back towards the door, and we secured them, the candle was then out; (the pistol produced in court;) it was loaded.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-16-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were gone to bed; Mr. Brown came home about a quarter after ten; he was sitting on his bed-side; presently I heard Mr. Chapman call, thieves, thieves; Mr. Brown ran down, and I followed in my shirt; he clapped his back against the door that they could not get out; I saw a pistol in one of their hands.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-16-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I ran down also; I saw the prisoners first in the passage;
<persName id="t17680224-16-person179"> David James
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<p>Blessett's defence.</p>
<p>Mr. Chapman swears I put the pistol to his breast, I had not the pistol in my hand; when we went into his house, we had no intention to rob or hurt him.</p>
<p>For the prisoners.</p>
<p>
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<p>Prosecutor. I said to Sir John, Blessett put a pistol to my breast, and said, deliver, or you are a dead man; this evidence came to my house that morning, and brought two or three more with him, and said, I ought not to prosecute them, they were young youths.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-16-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Massey sixteen or seventeen years; I live within two or three doors of him; I always looked upon him to have a very good character.</p>
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<p>Massey
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<p>Blessett
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<p>172, 173. (L.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-17-victim191 t17680224-17-viclabel102"/>. On the 15th of January I was out; when I came home, my wife told me she had been robbed of the things mentioned, and described the boys at the bar. Buller was taken that night for another offence, the other was taken the next morning; I went to Buller and asked him about the things; he owned he took them, and that they had sold one buckle for a penny, and that Cox had the other in his hat; he denied the brass weight then.</p>
<p>Q. How old do you take Buller to be?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176802240012"/>Walsingham. He told me he was fourteen years of age. We took him to Clerkenwell; he gave us an account where Cox lived; we called upon Cox's mother in Bunhill-row, and found him in a cock-lost; his mother told me he was but 11 years old; he owned to being with Buller in taking the buckles, but would not own to the weight; we found at last where that was sold, and the person that bought it is in court.</p>
<p>Margaret his wife deposed the two prisoners came to her shop for some beer; she imagined while she went to draw it, one of them had been in the parlour and took the things, she finding the print of a dirty shoe on the floor; she described the boys to her husband as he had mentioned.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-17-person193" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-17-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a brass-founder, deposed, that Buller brought the weight to him, and told him his mother used to sell potatoes, but had left that business off, and having no occasion for the weight, sent him to sell it; that he gave him three-pence for it. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-17-person194"> Isaac Gallier
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<interp inst="t17680224-17-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a lad of fourteen years of age, deposed he bought a knee-buckle of Cox for a penny, and sold it again for 6 d. and did not know it was silver.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I found the person that gave 6 d. for it, and the buckle is here; (produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Buller's defence.</p>
<p>My father has been passed to his settlement in Lancashire; I live with my mother, she is a mantua-maker.</p>
<p>Cox's defence.</p>
<p>I was but eleven years old the 14th of this month.</p>
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<p>Cox
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<interp inst="t17680224-17-verdict105" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> Acq </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>174. (M.)
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<p>
<persName id="t17680224-18-person199"> Thomas Mulliner
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<interp inst="t17680224-18-person199" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-18-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 2d of this instant I was walking down
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I saw a young man pick the gentleman's pocket; he threw it down, and I picked it up; the lad ran through Staple's-inn; when he said I had picked his pocket, it frighted me so, that I threw it down and ran away.</p>
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<p>175. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17680224-19-off111" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a quarter of a ton of Scotch coals, value 4 s. </rs> the property of
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<persName id="t17680224-19-victim205" type="victimName"> Jane Holmes
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-19-victim205 t17680224-19-viclabel112"/>,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-19-off111 t17680224-19-cd113"/>. ++</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-19-person206"> John Rymer
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<interp inst="t17680224-19-person206" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-19-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mess. Grimes and Holmes, they are
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-19-victim205 t17680224-19-viclabel114"/>; I went down to the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-19-off111 t17680224-19-crimeloc115"/>, on the 23d of last month in the morning, between three and four o'clock, I saw the prisoner in his boat with some Scotch coals in her; he shoved her off, I got in another and followed him, and brought him back; he offered me a couple of shillings to let him go; I took him to St. Martin's Round-house; he had about 500 weight of coals in his boat; I first saw him by the side of our craft, in which were Scotch coals, and there was no other craft there had any in them, and there were a great many missing out of our craft.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I came to market and got a little in liquor; the porter unloaded my boat for me, and after that I lost her, and when I found her there were coals in her; I was throwing them out when the man came to me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-19-person207" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-19-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have heard the prisoner did bear a good character.</p>
<p>
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<p>176, 177. (M.)
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-20-person214" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-20-person214" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-20-off126 t17680224-20-crimeloc121"/>. On the 1st of January, between seven and eight in the evening,
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<interp inst="t17680224-20-person215" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-20-person215" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came into my shop, and asked me if I had got a two-feet rule; I told him I had never a one; he had not been gone out above a minute before my window was broke, and a pair of stays taken out; I enquired, and was told by
<persName id="t17680224-20-person216"> John Child
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<interp inst="t17680224-20-person216" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-20-person216" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that he saw the prisoner Toole, whom he called Irish Jack, about my door; on the 12th he saw him, and watched him into a public-house, and came and told me; I went and took him before Justice Girdler; he was committed; after which he sent me a letter to come to him; I went; he acknowledged he got a fellow prisoner to write it.</p>
<p>Produced and read to this purport:</p>
<p>Clerkenwell Prison.</p>
<p>"Sir,</p>
<p>"I should be very glad to speak a word or</p>
<p>"two to you, something to your advantage; I</p>
<p>"am taken prisoner on your account; I should be</p>
<p>"very glad to see you as soon as possible.</p>
<p>"Sir, I am your humble servant,</p>
<p>"
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<interp inst="t17680224-20-person217" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-20-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ."
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176802240013"/>When I went, he desired I would admit him an evidence, and he would tell me where my stays were, and help me to them; I told him I could not, but would go to the Justice about it; the Justice desired me to order the prisoner up to him; there he told me he and Matthews, and another not taken, had broke my window, and taken my stays and given them to
<persName id="t17680224-20-person218"> Elizabeth Hart
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<interp inst="t17680224-20-person218" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-20-person218" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to pawn, and she pawned them for half a guinea, but where he could not tell; the Justice said, he believed he was a very bad fellow, and would not admit him an evidence; going back he begged of the keeper to take his irons off, and he would take us to the place where Matthews and Hart were; he took us to a house in Black-boy-alley, there we found them both in bed together, and three women in another bed; I found the stays at a pawnbroker's at the corner of Stonecutter-street, pawned in the name of
<persName id="t17680224-20-person219"> Elizabeth Hart
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<interp inst="t17680224-20-person219" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-20-person219" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> for half a guinea.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-20-person220"> Thomas Cotterill
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<interp inst="t17680224-20-person220" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-20-person220" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Patterson a pawnbroker, at the corner of Stonecutter-street;
<persName id="t17680224-20-person221"> Elizabeth Hart
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<interp inst="t17680224-20-person221" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-20-person221" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> pawned these stays about eight o'clock in the evening on the 1st of January, with me, for half a guinea.</p>
<p>Toole's defence.</p>
<p>I was taken up wrongfully at first; I am a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-20-defend209 t17680224-20-deflabel122"/>, a hard working lad.</p>
<p>Toole
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<p>178. (L.)
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<p>The prosecutor and the woman he lives with sell out; they sent for me to make peace; they took and put me in the watch-house, I know not for what.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was got a little in liquor; I went up stairs and pulled off my wet things; the next morning I went into a shop and had some bread and cheese, and found I had put these things on by mistake.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>181. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the comptroller of the Post-office; the prisoner was appointed a letter-carrier in the year 1765.</p>
<p>Q. How are the letter-carriers appointed?</p>
<p>Potts. No other way than being entered in a book as a letter-carrier, and entering into security.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner used to bring letters to my house, and receive letters from me; in August last I had occasion to send a letter to Bristol with a bill of exchange in it for 100 l. I
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , (He takes the letter in his hand;) I was at Sir
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person249" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's when the prisoner was brought there; I was ordered to search him, I found this letter in his pocket, and many others with it; I cannot ascertain the exact time, I know it was before the last sessions; I put my mark upon every one of them, and then delivered them in at the Post-office; what I found in his lodgings, and all, were 380 odd.</p>
<p>Council for the prosecution. There were a number of letters, to the amount of above 300, which he had had from the Post-office to deliver out, and had not delivered them; they were unopened, and he had paid the money for them.</p>
<p>Q. to Potts. Whether fourpence for a double letter was sufficient?</p>
<p>Potts. We should have taken it in, but have wrote upon it more to pay, and forwarded it, and the rest to be received where delivered.</p>
<p>John Green. I am window-man at the General Post-office to receive letters; we mark them first with the office mark with red ink, so much paid; this letter (holding it in his hand) having no post mark wrote in red ink was never brought to me, we always mark them before we take the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am assistant to Mr. Green; I have looked at this letter; I don't believe it ever was accounted for; I don't believe it ever was brought to the office, not having the usual mark put upon it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person251" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-23-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a letter-carrier to the Post-office; I walk Stepney and Ratcliffe. Mr. Mascall lives in that district; I was sick at that time the letter was sent by him, and the prisoner went that walk for me; I looked at my doctor's bill, the first time he administered any thing to me, was on the 22d of August last; it was four weeks after that, before I went that walk again, and the prisoner went that walk all that time for me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>There were a great many letters in my custody, I cannot gave a right account of them how I came by them; I was not very well for two or three days; there were some at one time and some at another; when they inspect the letters at the office, and see they are double letters, and but a groat received, they will not take them of the letter-carriers except we pay the full money.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a public-house in Middle-row, Holbourn; the prisoner has lodged with the betwixt two and three years; he had a very good character for whatever I heard, till this happened.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person253" type="given" value="John"/>
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<interp inst="t17680224-23-person254" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-23-person254" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; the prisoner served my lady upwards of seven years, during that time he was a very honest faithful servant; she recommended him to her son Mr. Connolly, who was just come from his travels, till the prisoner hurt his leg, then they got him put into the Post-office by my Lord Besborough; he has been backwards and forwards at my lady's for eighteen years, except the time he was in the office.</p>
<p>Potts. The prisoner must have paid about 7 or 8 l. out of his own pocket, for letters found at his lodgings and in his pockets, which he had not delivered.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am town-clerk to Mess. Calwin and Foster,
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> M'Namara. I am going into my fourteenth year of age; I have been acquainted with the boy at the bar two or three months; I used to go about
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person268" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Clark is not taken, he jumped up into a cart (which had three horses to it in Whitechapel) and handed out two pieces of cotton to me, and I handed one to Collop; we went to Saltpetre-bank with them to the prisoner Gordon's house; she cut the marks out of one piece, I think they were figures, they were black; she cut one piece in halves, and pawned one of the pieces for 7 s. and put the other in her box; one piece we gave to a lame man to sell, he was to sell it for a guinea; he carried it to Mr. Brebrook, who came and took me; we told Gordon we got it in Whitechapel; if I had not been taken, I and the prisoner Collop should have laid at Gordon's house that night; (the cotton produced in court.)</p>
<p>Hulme. I believe these to be the same cottons.</p>
<p>Q. Whose property do you look upon them to be?</p>
<p>Hulme. After we deliver them, they cease to be our property till they bring them back again; the printer is accountable if they are lost.</p>
<p>Q. How many horses were in the cart?</p>
<p>Hulme. I think it was a broad-wheel cart with three horses.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a lame fellow, (he is very lame, and cannot attend) came to me with this whole piece of cotton, and told me there was M'
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person271" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> the prisoner, and another, had gave him this piece to sell; I and two others went, as he directed, to Saltpetre-bank: I took M'Namara, he told me that Collop and Clark were some where on the Bank; he told me they got the cotton out of a cart in Whitechapel; I went on the Monday to Gordon's house, and in searching for the other piece I found this parcel of tea on her dresser (about two pounds of tea produced,) it being directed for
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person272" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at Bow: then I imagined they got this cloth from some of the callico-printers there; I said to Mrs. Gordon, you had better tell where the other piece is, and get yourself out of trouble; what she said to
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person273" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , her maid, I do not know, but she sent her out, and she came back with two short pieces; there wants about thirteen yards still; I took the pieces, her and her maid, the next morning, before Sir
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<persName id="t17680224-24-person275"> Elizabeth Holland
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person275" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Morrison, a pawnbroker in East Smithfield; on the 23d of January, Mrs. Gordon's servant, named
<persName id="t17680224-24-person276"> Jane Stevens
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person276" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , brought seven or eight yards of cotton to pawn, I think it was one of these pieces here; I said I did not chuse to take it in till Mrs. Gordon came, herself; she came and said it was her own, and she was going to have it printed; I then took it in: in about ten minutes after
<persName id="t17680224-24-person277"> Jane Stevens
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person277" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came for it, and said her mistress had a customer that would buy it, and she took it out.</p>
<p>Collop's defence.</p>
<p>I am thirteen years old from the 16th of December, my father is a barber in Fenchurch-street; I am charged wrongfully, I know nothing about it.</p>
<p>Gordon's defence.</p>
<p>One
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person278" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> told me she had as much cotton as would make her a gown; she said she wanted money, and did not care to have it made up till summer; she desired me to let my servant go and pawn it; I said she might go; she went to the pawnbrokers; they said they would not take it in till I came; I desired Etherly to go; she said it was very honestly come by, one Williams had given it her; she desired I would go; I said I was not afraid, as I know myself to be honest; it was delivered by my maid to Mr. Brebrook.</p>
<p>To her character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-24-person279"> Gilbert Gardener
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Rosemary-lane, I have known Gordon above four years.</p>
<p>Q. What is her character?</p>
<p>Gardener. I do not know her character; as to the way of her getting her living I am a stranger to that.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-24-person280"> Patrick Farran
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person280" type="given" value="Patrick"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-24-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Saltpetre-bank, I have known her seven or eight years.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Farran. I cannot tell what her character is.</p>
<p>Brebrook. I took Gordon in this man's necessary-house.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-24-person281"> Sarah Allen
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person281" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Mill-yard by Goodman's-fields; I have known her between nine and ten years, she has dealt with me, and paid me very honestly.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-24-person282"> Elizabeth Watson
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person282" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-24-person282" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her about three years.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>E. Watson. I never knew any thing of her character in my life.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680224-24-person283"> Michael Connor
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<interp inst="t17680224-24-person283" type="given" value="Michael"/>
<interp inst="t17680224-24-person283" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in East-Smithfield, I have known her less than twelve months.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176802240016"/>Q. Has she a good character or a bad one?</p>
<p>Connor. I know nothing of her, but that of a very good one.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. I was before the Justices, and heard the prisoner own he was concerned in stealing the oats: he is a Portuguese, but he served his time at Yarmouth; the others are gone to the East-Indies.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-27-person312" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> take three rolls of plat, on the 2d of February the ship; I belong to lay a long side the Liberty; Brown helped them over the ship's bow with the things, they told me they sold them for half a crown; they got the canvas from out of the ship, but I do not know from what part of her that was taken before they cut the cable.</p>
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<p>Sarah his wife confirmed the account he had given.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-28-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Aldersgate-street; the prisoner pledged with me a gown, a pair of sheets, a laced cap, a pair of rustles, a pair of cotton stockings, two curtains, a napkin, a piece of black silk, a handkerchief, and a worked apron, at different times, which Mrs. Goddard has owned.</p>
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<p>I have worked day and night for the prosecutor's wife, and she would hardly give me a bit of bread to keep life and soul together.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know he took your watch?</p>
<p>Robinson. Because he owned it; I went directly up stairs after he was gone, and missed it; I went to Justice Girdler and got a warrant; after that I heard he was in New Prison; he was taken before the bench of Justices, there he owned it; he said he had pawned it at the end of Featherstone-buildings for a guinea and a half.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I always owned to it, and told them where it was pawned for a guinea and a half.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-30-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to a pawnbroker in Featherstone-buildings; I believe the prisoner is the man that I took this watch in of; (produced, and deposed to;) I lent him a guinea and a half on it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-30-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prisoner own he stole the watch.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him.</p> </div1>
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<p>193. (M.)
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<persName id="t17680224-31-person349"> John Fielding
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<p>John Lane. I am a pawnbroker. On the 30th of January about eight at night, the prisoner came by the name of
<persName id="t17680224-31-person350"> John Williams
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<persName id="t17680224-31-person351"> John Fielding
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<p>There are more brewers servants besides me, I am not guilty of the fact.</p>
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<p>194. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17680224-32-victim357" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680224-32-off201 t17680224-32-crimeloc205"/>. On the 30th of January I was in my cart near the high road, our servant man was with me; about a quarter of a mile beyond the eleven mile stone in Uxbridge road, between one and two in the morning, I was coming to London to buy goods; about a quarter of a mile from my own house two men came, one on each side the cart, and both bid us stop; they stopped the cart, one got upon the shafts, and from thence to the fore board, and bid me give him my money that minute; he d - d me, I was frightened; I separated my money, and first gave him two half guineas; that did not satisfy him; he said, that was not all I had, (I do not know that ever I saw him before) I gave him two half guineas and one guinea more; it was very moon light; by all the remarks I could make the prisoner is the man, but I never positively said he was the man; when they were going off, I said, I'll go home for more money and soon have you taken; I came away to London; he had a stick with a very large knob upon it, which he kept towards my head:</p>
<p>Q. Is this the man or not?</p>
<p>E. Batt. I cannot positively say; he was not taken up on my account; I was sent for to go to Sir
<persName id="t17680224-32-person359"> John Fielding
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<persName id="t17680224-32-person360"> John Bedster
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<interp inst="t17680224-32-person360" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor. On the 30th of January I was with the cart coming with my mistress to town; in a cart-way in a common field about a quarter of a mile from our house, two men came to us between one and two o'clock in the morning; they stopped us, and one of them jumped up upon the shafts of the cart; he put his hand on the fore board, and said, your money, madam; he had a large white stick in his hand; she gave him two half guineas, he was not satisfied with that; then she gave him two half guineas and a guinea; then they made off; the prisoner is the very man to whom the money was given.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain, be careful?</p>
<p>Bedster. I am positive of it; I am a servant in the house; I gave the same account before Sir
<persName id="t17680224-32-person361"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17680224-32-person361" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> as now; I have known him a good while before; I knew him when a little boy; he lived at a place called Roxey, since that he lived at a place called North Holt; he lived there after he married, and about the time of this robbery, that is but about two miles from where he did the robbery; I knew him the very moment he first came up into the cart.</p>
<p>Q. from prisoner. Where did you know me?</p>
<p>Bedster. At North Holt and at Roxey.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have belonged to the parish 17 or 18 years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you as soon as they were gone from the cart, tell your mistress that you knew the prisoner?</p>
<p>Bedster. Yes, I did; I told her his name was
<persName id="t17680224-32-person362"> John Tappin
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<p>Q. As you knew where he lived, did you enquire after him, in order to have him taken up?</p>
<p>Bedster. No, as my mistress was not quite sure, we did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know of a reward?</p>
<p>Bedster. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. to E. Batt. What did Bedster say to after the men had left the cart?</p>
<p>E. Batt. I was so frightened I did not come to myself some time; he says he told me directly who one of the men was, he told me the prisoner was one of the men; he said since, he had told me several times before; going over that place next Saturday, talking of the robbery, he told me it was such a person, but I kept it to myself on account of my business; the man had a very large family, and I had suffered the loss, and I thought that would help to maintain his children; I never should have taken him up, but for Sir
<persName id="t17680224-32-person363"> John Fielding
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<p>Q. How came Sir John to know where to send to you?</p>
<p>E. Batt. The constable where the prisoner lived hearing of two robberies, went and took the prisoner up, and he brought a paper from Sir John to me to attend.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680224-32-person364" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at North Holt. I am a constable; the prisoner lived in the same parish: we had a great suspicion of him, and another, named
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