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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176805180001"/>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 18th, Thursday the 19th, Friday the 20th, and Saturday the 21st of MAY, 1768,
<p>In the Eighth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
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<persName id="f17680518-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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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="176805180002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of LONDON, & c.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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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>MIDDLESEX JURY.</p>
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<p>335.(M.)
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<interp inst="t17680518-1-person35" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> who lodged in my house came home from his work at night, he told me he thought, somebody was stealing lead; I having lost lead before, I desired he would go and get another man to assist; he went and got
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<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Jones. I never saw him before to my knowledge; he had a knife in his pocket, with which he might have cut the lead; we found the lead lying under the bush.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I came from St. Albans that day; being in liquor, I went into that field to sleep; I never stirred
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<p>336. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17680518-2-person43" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . That afternoon I saw the prisoner and another lad makes several attempts at the prosecutor's pocket; I followed them a good way down Cheapside; when by the Poultry Compter I saw the prisoner take this handkerchief out of his pocket; the gentleman turned about, the boy dropped the handkerchief and ran away; I stopped him, the gentleman came and laid hold of him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I did not pick the gentleman's pocket, I picked the handkerchief up from the ground; I get my living by going about with my mother selling hymns and spiritual songs, and am but eleven years of age.</p>
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<p>337, 338. (L.)
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<p>Walker's defence.</p>
<p>I was coming to my master, I was not with this chimney-sweeper, (assessing his fellow prisoners;) I never saw him before, and they stopped me; I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Trainer's Defence.</p>
<p>I saw a lad that I knew to whom I had sold a jack-ass, I was overjoy'd to see him; Pain laid hold of me, and said I had picked a gentleman's pocket, but nobody can swear it.</p>
<p>Both
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<persName id="t17680518-4-person54"> John Leicester
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<interp inst="t17680518-4-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Betwixt the 14th and 15th of April last, Mr. Roe knocked at my door, and said he imagined somebody was stealing lead off my house or the next to it; (I live in
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<interp inst="t17680518-4-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> L'Heureux we found the prisoner lying in a corner in a room above; there was lead cut and thrown down on the ground from off Mr. L'Heureux's house; we sent the prisoner to the Round-house's he said he was asleep, but the labourer with as fired a pistol and made a great noise, I think he could not be asleep, this was about four in the morning.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680518-4-person56"> Richard Templeman
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<interp inst="t17680518-4-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was set to watch; I heard the lead thrown down about three o'clock, and the tiles rattled down the gutter; there were two men came to me up in the building, and I saw two more on the ground; I cocked my pistol, and told them if they did not stand still I would shoot them; they ran down; I called the watchman, as he was calling the hour; he stood on one side and I on the other; I called my master; we found the prisoner in the house fast asleep, about an hour after the lead was thrown down.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was at work for one Mr. Whitney that day; I happened to get in liquor, and went in there to sleep.</p>
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<p>340. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17680518-5-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I work under Mr. Skirrett; the things mentioned in the indictment were missing at separate times out of a new building just by
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<interp inst="t17680518-5-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We had information of the prisoner by a neighbour of his; this saw and plane is mine, (producing them) the saw was lost about the latter end of March, and the plane about nine days after; the prisoner said he found them both together in Moorfields.</p>
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<persName id="t17680518-5-person66"> James West
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<interp inst="t17680518-5-person66" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-5-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner's wife pawned this saw at my house, (produced and deposed to by Crouch.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On the 12th of March I was discharged from the work, there being occasion for but one labourer; I went to another place, and worked till the 19th, then I was taken ill; after I got a little well, going cross Moorfields, I went to case myself among some stones, there I found the plane; I know nothing of the saws.</p>
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<p>341. (M.)
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<p>The prisoner in his defence said he would give the court to trouble about it, and owned he was guilty of taking them.</p>
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<p>342. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17680518-7-off30" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a silver coffee pot, value 5 l. a silver soup-spoon, value 30 s. eight silver table-spoons, value 4 l. a silver salt, a silver marrow-spoon, a linen table cloth, and a pair of linen sheets </rs>, the property of
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<persName id="t17680518-7-person77"> James Wallard
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<interp inst="t17680518-7-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodged at Mr. Pool's, a glover, in New Bond-street, when the things laid in the indictment were stole ( mentioning them;) the prisoner was my
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<p>Q. When had you seen your plate last?</p>
<p>J. Wallard. I cannot tell, they were on the shelf in a passage between two rooms, I had seen them within 12 months before I missed them; the tablecloth was locked in a drawer in a scrutoir in my own room; she was still my servant, and had been for four years; she ran in debt to the value of 20 l. and the creditors arrested her; when I missed the things I charged her with them; she confessed she had taken and pawned them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make her any promise upon her confessing?</p>
<p>J. Wallard. She denied it at first, bu t upon my telling her, if she would confess, I would not hurt her, then she owned it; I found them by her direction (the coffee-pot, spoons, salt, and table-cloth produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-7-person79" type="given" value="Benjamin"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-7-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a pawnbroker in Walker's-court; this plate was pledged by
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<interp inst="t17680518-7-person80" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-7-person80" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , between the 5th of September 1766, and the 23d of November 1767, at different times.</p>
<p>J. Wallard.
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<interp inst="t17680518-7-person81" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Q. Have you seen her in your apartment?</p>
<p>J. Wallard. I have, but I never spoke to her in my life.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680518-7-person82"> Henry Sidgear
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<interp inst="t17680518-7-person82" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-7-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I went along with the prisoner to this pawnbroker, he denied he had ever seen her before; she said she brought four of the spoons; and would take her oath of it, and said also she was in the passage at the time the coffee-pot was pawned; he was very loth to produce four of the spoons, but at last he did lay them down on his counter, but did not deliver them up to me; he mentioned the name of Worsley, who he said pawned them; she told him she came with her, and stood in the passage while she pawned the other things; I have seen the coffee-pot before, and do believe it to be the prosecutrix's property.</p>
<p>Q. to Dixon. Did you hear the prisoner say she brought four of the spoons.</p>
<p>Dixon. No, I did not, she brought none, they were brought by Worsley.</p>
<p>
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<p>Dixon. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the things, I never pawned none of them.</p>
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<p>343. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17680518-8-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the prisoner took the lodging ready furnished of me about twelve months ago; I missed the things mentioned out of his lodgings the Sunday before he was taken up, which was Tuesday the 10th of May; I charged him with taking them; he acknowledged he had taken them, and had pledged them at Mr. Rotchford's, where I found most of them.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-8-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner pledged these goods with me, some in January, some in February, and some in March (producing several of the things mentioned in the indictment, deposed to by prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I intended to redeem them out again, but had not money.</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-9-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prosecutor brought me a warrant against Smith; I took her, and had her before Justice Pell; she denied knowing any thing of the robbery; the Justice took her into a room by himself; after that he came out, and desired me to go to such a place, and deside a woman to come with a five guinea piece; I went as directed, and brought the woman, she brought the five guinea piece; she said before the Justice she took It for a 3 l. 12 s. piece.</p>
<p>Ingram's defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor came first about seven o'clock, I was coming from Mrs. Hill's; he came again about ten, and tapped me on my shoulder, and so he did
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<p>Lesley. The girl in the carroty hair, Smith by name, picked my pocket of my money, I saw her take it.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>Q. Who called you in?</p>
<p>Neyen. It was
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<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Neyen. I was as sober as I am now, I treated them, we went up stairs together afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know them before?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176805180006"/>Neyen. Yes, I did,
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<interp inst="t17680518-10-person113" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> is the landlady of the house; when we had drank the drams she went down for a pint of beer, I had my money in my pocket then; after that Atherley went down; then I felt in my pocket, and my money was gone; the moment Hicks came up Atherley flew down.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you put your money?</p>
<p>Neyen. It was in my waistcoat pocket, and my coat was unbuttoned.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel your money go out of your pocket?</p>
<p>Neyen. She was pretty free in playing with me, and I felt something rustle towards my pocket; there was no body in the room but she, she took my money.</p>
<p>Q. Did you perceive her hand in your pocket?</p>
<p>Neyen. I felt something, she flew down, and I felt immediately and found my money was gone; I am certain sure she took it;
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<p>Q. What money did you lose?</p>
<p>Neyen. There was fifty guineas, a moidore, a 36 s. piece, thirty-one half guineas, and 8 s. 6 d. in silver; when I got down stairs the Atherleys were gone, only Mary Hicks was in the house.</p>
<p>Q. What do you accuse Rimington of?</p>
<p>Neyen. She might be in the house, I cannot say any thing to that; I had been there before, but never lost any thing there before; I went directly and got a constable, and took up Mary Hicks; that was on the Saturday, and the other two prisoners were taken up on the Sunday.</p>
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<p>The witnesses are sent out of court to be examined apart.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of
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<p>M. Hicks. They were not in his company, there was only Susanna Atherley in his company.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober?</p>
<p>M. Hicks. He was between one and the other.</p>
<p>Q. Did he use to come often to your house?</p>
<p>M. Hicks. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Had he been long acquainted with
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<p>M. Hicks. He never saw her but once before.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she been at your house?</p>
<p>M. Hicks. About a week; I was taken into custody immediately.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-10-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had a warrant to apprehend the prisoners; these new stays, clothes, handkerchiefs, and hats (producing them) were found upon the three prisoners; they were taken before the Justice at the Rotation-office; Rimington was asked how she came by these new clothes; she said she bought them in Monmouth-street with the money she got of the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-10-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am deputy-keeper to the Poultry Compter; last Sunday se'nnight
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<interp inst="t17680518-10-person121" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came to the Compter very much in liquor; when I came home, about half an hour past one, I was told she had been observed to put money in her stocking; she came by herself to see her sister; I went to her, and desired her to pull her stocking off; she pulled her left leg stocking off; when I insisted upon her pulling off the other, she hesitated very much about it; I still insisted upon it; she took it off, there were nineteen guineas and a half in the foot of it; another person that stood by took a guinea and a half out of her hand, and gave it me; there was a very remarkable half guinea among them.</p>
<p>Neyen. One of my half guineas had a little bit broke out of it; I could swear to that at first fight (produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-10-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prosecutor had been robbed in the Back-lane; I went there, and searched, but could not find the prisoners; about ten o'clock a man came and told me they were at a public-house; I found
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<p>Two or three watchmen came round me, and gave me black eyes; they took two guineas out of my pocket, and used me very ill, and dragged me about all the same as if I was a dog; in the morning they took my handkerchief from my neck, after that they took my cloak, cap, and ribbons</p>
<p>Egan. We never used her ill at all.</p>
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<p>Q. Had any other people been in your room that day?</p>
<p>J. Howard. There might be two or three; a young woman that lodges above was one; I was not very well, I lay down about three quarters of an hour, and when I got up my watch was gone; I advertised it a guinea reward; I had word brought it was at Mr. Nash's, a pawnbroker, where I went and found it; I took the prisoner up on the Monday, she denied it, but offered me the guinea which I had paid to the pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Upon what did you lie down?</p>
<p>J. Howard. Upon two chairs.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not out with her the day before?</p>
<p>J. Howard. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>J. Howard. I was very sober.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner abscond?</p>
<p>J. Howard. No.</p>
<p>Q. What character have you heard of the prisoner?</p>
<p>J. Howard. A very good one.</p>
<p>Q. Are there not women of the town live in that house?</p>
<p>J. Howard. There are, they are reputed so.</p>
<p>Q. Had you no visitor that night?</p>
<p>J. Howard. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-11-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; my master lives in Clare-street, Clare-market; I took this watch in on the 26th of April, about two or three o'clock, of a young woman, I believe it was the prisoner at the bar, but do not swear to her (produced in court, and deposed to by prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent, I know nothing of it; I was in bed at the time she says the watch was lost; I went with her before the Justice without any constable.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-11-person130" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and his wife, and Mrs. Smith, appeared to her character, and said they never heard she was ever accused of stealing before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-12-person135" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 15th of April, going to the post office between eight and nine at night, walking arm in arm with Mr. Bovill, I felt something at my pocket; I clapped my hand upon it and turned, and saw the prisoner close by me, there was an accomplice with him; in the prisoner's handing my pocket-book to him, it dropped between them; I did not see it drop, but I found it on the ground; in taking the prisoner to the Compter, in 'Change-alley he made a great deal of resistance.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-12-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was walking by the prosecutor; he felt something at his pocket, he turned about and cried, Halloo, who's there? I looked over my shoulder and saw the prisoner and another man, I suppose he was handing the book to him; it fell to the ground and opened, and several papers sell out of it; the other man made a pretence to help gather them up; I laid hold of the prisoner while the prosecutor gathered up the papers and book, the other man made off; the prisoner made a great deal of resistance when in 'Change-alley; the book dropped directly between the prisoner and the other man that made off.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I had just been at the Post-office, and going after that to take a walk, I heard an outcry about the gentleman losing a pocket-book; I was seized, but know not for why.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Did you write the letter?</p>
<p>Merryman. I can't write, but I got another person to do it.</p>
<p>Q. What was that person's name that wrote it?</p>
<p>Merryman. I have really forgot the name.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-12-person138" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-12-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Phoenix-street; I have known the prisoner from his infancy, he was always a hard working lad.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-12-person139" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-12-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Quaker-street, Spitalfields; I have known him about ten years, he always bore a good character.</p>
<p>
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<p>352, 353. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17680518-13-person154" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going through bridge about five that afternoon; I saw the iron lie tied up in a dirty apron; I went up and told the people of it; I was sent to bring it up into the shop, I did; then the watchman said he would keep a good look out all night.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-13-person155" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the watchman to take care of the works; there was a sack put in the place, and the evidence Nicholls came down and put his arm out to the place where he expected the iron was; I took hold of him immediately; he owned the two prisoners were concerned with him.</p>
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<p>354. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17680518-14-person161" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was coming along, I went to see a fight; I clapped my hand upon that gentleman's shoulder, and it slipped into his pocket; he clapped his hand upon mine, and said I had picked his pocket.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<p>355. (L.)
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<p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>If they can say I stole it, I'll suffer the law; please to ask Mr. Bennet, my master, my character.</p>
<p>Mr. Bennet. I had a very good opinion of him to the last; I had agreed to advance his wages but a week before I took him up; I never knew any thing amiss of him before this.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's room, the footman, there I found his chest broke open; then I sent word to my master and mistress at Putney, (two aprons produced,) these were taken out of the kitchen.</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person186" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Black-friars. On the 13th of April,
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person187" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought this gold ring to my house to pawn; it occurred to me there had been handbills from Sir
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in which was a ring mentioned; I looked over the bills, but not finding that bill, I took it in of the woman; still it ran in my mind; I afterwards found that bill which described it; I went with the ring to Sir
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person189" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-17-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , he advised me to wait till the woman came again; she came again and brought a sattin gown; I stopped her, and took her to Sir
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<p>
<persName id="t17680518-17-person192"> Anne Hemings
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person192" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-17-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I carried and pledged the gold ring at Mr. Simonds's, and after that I went there with a sattin gown, and was stopped, (the gown produced and deposed to by Mrs. Russel,) I received the ring and the gown of the prisoner at the bar; the prisoner and I lived together at Chelmsford in Essex; he got up one Sunday morning about five o'clock and went out, having money owing him by one
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; he said he met with him, but he paid him no money, but he had given him a bundle to carry to the Red Cross at Stratford, and he was to come there in the evening; we went there and waited, but Buck never came; in that bundle was this gold ring and sattin gown.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker. About the beginning of April a woman brought me a black petticoat, she said it was her own; on the 13th, the same woman brought a nutmeg-grater, the same that Mr. Russel swore to, (the petticoat produced and deposed to by Mrs. Russel.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; she said she had all these things of the prisoner at the bar; I went by her directions to Chelmsford, and at the Crooked Billet there I met with the prisoner; I told him the woman had been to town with some goods and was stopped, and had given an account of him, and we were come in search of him, as there was a suspicion that he had broke Mr. Russel's house; when we came out at the door, the prisoner immediately ran away; we overtook him and secured him, and carried him back to the Crooked Billet; there we found some shirts and the gold-laced hat, the same as has been produced here; when we got him into the coach to bring him to town, he said he was not the first, and hoped he should be the last that was brought into a snare, but as to the woman no person
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . (Produced the silver tea-spoon.) This was delivered to me by Sir
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to bring here; it was found upon the prisoner at the bar, (deposed to by Mrs. Russel.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>On Sunday morning was seven weeks, I got up about half an hour after five, I was going to London, and to see my father at Stratford; I met
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<interp inst="t17680518-17-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in Poorjury-lane, he asked me where I was going; I asked him if he had any money that he could spare me; he said he had none, but he would get me some; he asked me to carry these things to the Red Cross betwixt Stratford and Bow, and he would give me 18 d. I carried them and left them there, and had half a quartern of brandy, and left it to him to pay when he came for the things; I went home, and was asked if Buck had given me any money; I said, no; I said, I had got some things which he should not have till he gave me my money; this woman and I went there, Buck never came; I asked the landlord to let the things be there; he said it would be more convenient for him that we take them away, so I gave her one bundle and I carried the other; we took them home and kept them several days; he not coming, we opened them and took some of the things out; I believe Mr. Russel can give me no bad character for all the time I lived with him, please to ask him my character.</p>
<p>Mr. Russel. When the prisoner was my porter at first he behaved very well, but the last six or seven months he was with me, he behaved ill; I dismissed him, and ordered him never to come within my gates.</p>
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<p>358. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17680518-18-person206" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's house. On the 17th of April I went out at noon; when I returned, and went to my room about half an hour after eight at night, my box was broke open, and my money and purse gone; there was nobody in the house but the prisoner, who was servant to Mrs. Shower; I missed three guineas in the purse, and five which lay loose were taken away; I charged the prisoner with taking them, but she never would own it.</p>
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<p>(M.) She was a second time indicted for
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<persName id="t17680518-18-person209"> Jane Shower
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<interp inst="t17680518-18-person209" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I missed a handkerchief out of the wash; I had lost many things the time she was with me; after this money was gone,
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<interp inst="t17680518-18-person210" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> informed me she had seen the prisoner go in a pawnbroker's to pledge a handkerchief; I sent there, and the handkerchief was brought me, it was my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-18-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker; there was an apron and handkerchief brought by a woman that called herself
<persName id="t17680518-18-person212"> Mary Edwards
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<interp inst="t17680518-18-person212" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , on the 9th of April in the evening, between seven and eight; I never saw her before, and I cannot swear to her no more than the child that is unborn.</p>
<p>Q. How would you have known to restore it to the proper person?</p>
<p>Peacock. By the person coming and asking for it by that name.</p>
<p>Court. Don't you know that persons in your way are often called upon here to prove the person they take things in of?</p>
<p>Peacock. I am very careful in asking where people live and their name, (the handkerchief produced and deposed to by prosecutrix.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-18-person213" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I went into Mr. Peacock's shop on the 9th of April, and while I was there the prisoner came in and pawned an apron and handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. to Peacock. Was there any other woman pawned an apron and handkerchief that day besides one?</p>
<p>Peacock. No, there was but one woman that did that day.</p>
<p>
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<p>I never was in the pawnbroker's shop in my life, I don't know where he lives.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-19-person221" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, I had information that some of these things were at the house of one Pollard in St. Giles's, a cow-keeper; Mr. Marsden and Mr. Heley went with me, there I found some sheets cut up to make shifts of (several pieces produced in court.)</p>
<p>Shurel. I have compared these pieces with some sheets of mine at home, I think I could safely swear to them to be my property.</p>
<p>Noaks. We had information where the prisoners lived; the woman where we found this cloth sent one of her servants with us to Duck-lane, Westminster, there we found
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<p>Shurel. This sheet and clock are mine, the green bonnet is my wife's.</p>
<p>Noaks. I have some more things, which I found at a pawnbroker's; Stapleton said her husband had given her some of these things to pawn, and she would show me where they were pawned; she went with me to a pawnbroker in Stretton's-ground, there I found a gown, an apron, a pair of breeches, and a sheet (produced in court, and deposed to by prosecutor;) I know nothing against Curtis; the husband was taken, and I was sent for to Sir
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<p>Catherine Lane. The woman at the bar brought this grey coat to me on the 4th of May, and pledged it in her own name (produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-19-person226" type="given" value="Hannah"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-19-person226" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 4th of May I was in my own habitation in Nag's-head-yard by Monmouth-street; I heard a great noise about a robbery, the
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<p>Thomas Stapleton's defence.</p>
<p>I am very innocent of it, I have not long been come from Hertfordshire from my grandfather; I gave my landlady the key, and went there; my grandfather gave me two fowls and twenty-three eggs; I came up again; then they took me up, and had me before Sir
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<p>* Newgate.</p>
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<p>I found the things in the room.</p>
<p>
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<p>The other two
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<interp inst="t17680518-20-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in White's-ground near Barnaby-street, Surry. On the 20th of April the prisoner picked me up upon Tower-hill, and asked me to give her a pint of beer, as I was going to Whitechapel to see an acquaintance; I took her to the Ship and Horseshoe in Nightingale-lane, and gave her a pint of beer; then she desired me to go with her to her lodging; I went with her, there she asked me to lie with her; she said I should not, except I give her three shillings; I said I should not; at last I gave her half a crown, out of that she fetched a quartern of gin; she gave the watchman some, we drank it, I had seen no body else; I undressed myself, and we went to bed; I put my breeches under my pillow, and laid my clothes upon the bed; the other prisoner came in, and put her hand over my head, and took my breeches, and put the candle out, and took out my watch and money; I saw her take them; I went to follow her, and Smith held me; after that I went down stairs, and found my breeches and watch upon the stairs; I came up stairs again, and put my clothes on; after that
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<interp inst="t17680518-20-person240" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought a candle up; I went out, and called the watch; he called the constable, and we took them both; they were searched, but I did not find my money.</p>
<p>Q. What money did you lose?</p>
<p>Ringrose. I lost twenty-six guineas, four half guineas, a twenty-seven shilling piece, a 5 s. 3 d. piece, and half a crown in silver; my money was in a brown paper; I was intending to put it out to use with my master, we had been talking about it two or three days before; I know I had my money in my pocket when I pulled my breeches off, the gold in one pocket, and silver in the other.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know either of the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Ringrose. No, I never saw either of them before.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been that day?</p>
<p>Ringrose. I had been at work in the brew house all the day from five in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Ringrose. I was, I had drank but two pints of beer and a quartern of gin the whole day.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to let her take your breeches, you say you saw her take them?</p>
<p>Ringrose. I was startled, and the other held me; I followed her as fast as I could.</p>
<p>Q. Where is this lodging?</p>
<p>Ringrose. It is in Redcross-street, No 19, near East Smithfield, a private house, up two pair of stairs, a fore room.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go into a place you knew nothing of, with a woman you knew nothing of, with so much money in your pocket?</p>
<p>Ringrose. She enticed me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-20-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, the prosecutor came to me to the watch-house for assistance; I went with him, we took the two prisoners, and searched them, but found nothing upon them; they said they knew nothing about what he charged them with, and they said the same before the Justice.</p>
<p>Smith's defence.</p>
<p>I went over Tower-hill with this young woman (meaning Davis) and another young woman, and three men; we went in at the Nag's Head on Tower-hill, and had some beer; it wanted about five minutes of ten o'clock; when we came out two of the young men, and this young woman, and another, turned to go upon the hill; I went to go towards East Smithfield; the prosecutor came up to me, and asked me where I was going; I said home; said he, will you let me go with you; I said, if your way is my way you may; he said he was going towards East Smithfield; they were putting lights up; he said, what do they do that for; I said, I believe they did it for
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176805180013"/> Mr. Wilkes; he said, will you have any thing to drink; I said, what you please; we went in at the Ship and Horseshoe, and had a pint of beer, we drank it; then he got up, and went to the gentlewoman at the bar, and changed some money; he said at the bench of Justices it was a 5 s. 3 d. piece; then he asked me to go home, we went to my lodging together up into a two pair of stairs room; we made a bargain; he gave me half a crown; I asked him for something to drink; he said he could afford no more, but if I behaved well he would make me amends another time; I went down, and fetched a pint of beer; then we both went to bed directly; this young woman Davis, lodges in a one pair of stairs room in the same house; she came and asked me to lend her a bit of a candle, she drank part of the beer, and bid us a good night, and we both lay down; I went to sleep, I believe it might then be about eleven o'clock; when I awaked about twelve he was crying in the middle of the room; I asked him what was the matter, he was several minutes before he would give me an answer; he at last said he was robbed; I said, of what; he said, of 30 l. I said, what was it in; he said, a piece of paper; he called for a light, and Davis brought him in one; he catched hold of her hand, and said, you are the woman, where is my money; I never was out of his presence from the time I came from Tower-hill with him till he charged the constable with me; he cried and said it was his master's money; there was only 2 s. 2 d. halfpenny found upon me, that he said he gave me.</p>
<p>To Smith's character.</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-20-person243" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Smith from a child, she bore a very good character when a servant; I can say nothing to her character now.</p>
<p>Davis's defence.</p>
<p>I went up stairs with a candle, he was lying by the side of the young woman in bed; I know nothing what he had about him, I never saw none of his money.</p>
<p>Both
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I took the room at 2 s. a week; I made away with these things, not with intent to steal them; I went to my landlord, and told him I would pay him at 2 s. a week for the lodging, and 2 s. the debt for the things, and on the Sunday he wanted the key of my room; I thought I had no right to give it him; he threatened, if I would not, he would break the door; I was taken up between three and four weeks after, and received three hundred lashes for deserting; I belong to the Cold-stream regiment, I have a wife and child, and times are hard; I work by the water-side, and porter for my bread.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I was afraid of being arrested; my master lent me these clothes that I have on, and the hair was in the pocket unknown to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-23-person257" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 28th of March I went about eleven in the night to Mr. Heath's, a fishmonger's at Temple-bar, hearing there was a great disturbance (it was the day of the election at Brentford;) while I was there Mr. Stevenson came; Mr. Manlove, who is partner with Mr. Heath, came and said he was just come from the Mansion-house, and there was a great mob there, and they had done a great deal of mischief; Mr. Stevenson and I proposed to take a walk there, to see if it was so; we went and found the report true; there was a vast number of people, some thousands; I saw several of them throw stones, and break the Mansion-house windows; among them I saw the prisoner at the bar, they were shouting, and crying out, Wilkes for ever! and such like language as that.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you get to the Mansion-house?</p>
<p>Pain. A very little after eleven; the lamps were most of them broke before I got there, and a great many windows, particularly below stairs.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of stones?</p>
<p>Pain. Such stones as they could pick up in the streets, being after the new paving was made; and there were a great number of little stones lying about; I saw stones flying may be the bigness of an egg, bigger or lesser, and pieces of brick-bats; I took particular notice of the prisoner, because I looked upon him to be a pickpocket, he had very much the appearance of one, and I think still I am not mistaken in that, from the behaviour which I saw that night; I thought it was my duty, as well as every Englishman, to endeavour to suppress it; I could not attempt to do any thing in the midst of a mob; I showed Stevenson the prisoner, and said, there is that villain, I suspect him to be a pickpocket, you see he is throwing stones; I believe we watched him near half an hour, he threw all the stones he had with him; then he went from the Mansion-house up a passage by the side of a church at the bottom of the Poultry below the Compter, there was a heap of stones, and such things lay; he loaded himself there, we followed him, and saw him come back again to the Mansion-house; he threw and broke several panes of glass on the west side the Mansion-house; I was determined never to leave him till I had taken him, I had hardly patience to forbear taking him in the midst of the mob; my neighbour Stevenson believing I should seize him, said, for God's sake, do not take him, we shall be murdered; I said, if you are afraid go home, for I will never leave him till I take him: the soldiers came, the mob stopped them; there was one more active than the rest, he threw his bayonee about, and made way; they drawed round in a ring, I and the prisoner were in the midst of them; while the soldiers were in that posture, the prisoner threw several stones, and broke several windows in the Mansion-house; my neighbour, according to my advice, and I suppose agreeable to his own inclination, left me: after the prisoner had throwed all the stones he had, then he came out, and went down the west side the Mansion-house, and picked up more stones, and throwed them up to the two pair of stairs windows, and I believe he broke most of the two pair of stairs windows that were broke on that side; I was going to take hold of him several times, but I considered the consequence of the mob, so I waited till about half an hour after twelve; he met with a young man that he knew, they talked together; I took that young man to be one of the same sort; they agreed to go home, they came from the mob a little way; I determined to take him when they got a little way from the mob: to save my own brains, I concluded to take hold of him as a pickpocket; I said, you villain, how dare you come here to pick pockets; I thought in this the mob would rather be on my side than against me; there were no body very near, nor no body assisted me; his companion made off immediately; I got the prisoner into the Poultry Compter, then he was very ready to be searched; I then said no, I do not take you up as a pickpocket, I take you up for breaking the Mansion-house windows.</p>
<p>Q. How long from first to last might you have kept your eye upon him?</p>
<p>Pain. I may say a full hour.</p>
<p>Q. When the lamps were broke how could you see?</p>
<p>Pain. They did not break the other peoples lamps, and there were candles in every window in all the houses, some out of fear, and some perhaps out of respect, the mob shouting, Wilkes for
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176805180015"/> ever! then a stone went, a number of the mob were throwing and shouting Wilkes: but I believe the prisoner broke more windows after I was there than any ten men, he was remarkable for throwing; when I got him into the inward part of the Compter, we examined his hands, and they were both of them very much soiled, as if handling dirty stones: I should not have mentioned this, had I not heard there are some women would give evidence that his hands were clean.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it when you put him in the Compter?</p>
<p>Pain. The watch went half an hour past twelve when I came out of the Compter coming up Cheapside.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that after you came from the Mansion-house?</p>
<p>Pain. I suppose it was about a quarter of an hour, that must be the most.</p>
<p>Q. How was the prisoner dressed?</p>
<p>Pain. He had his own dark hair, a coloured handkerchief about his neck, and a ragged coat on.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you directly followed him?</p>
<p>Pain. I did, and took him between the mob and the Poultry Compter; I watched him out of the mob, and just before we got to the Poultry-gate, I went before them to see if there was any body there to assist me; I saw nobody, so I took him myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not stop at the Poultry-gate to watch for his coming?</p>
<p>Pain. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you had not been there five or six minutes watching for him, and then jumped upon him?</p>
<p>Pain. No, I had not been there half a minute.</p>
<p>Q. How near the Compter-gate did you seize him?</p>
<p>Pain. Not ten yards from it I suppose; the mob reached half way up to the gate; they were both walking together a good middling pace, I suppose at the rate of three miles and a half an hour; I was obliged to run to get before them, he was directly fronting the gate when I seized him.</p>
<p>Q. How near to it?</p>
<p>Pain. I suppose about twenty feet.</p>
<p>Q. Did he abide in one place?</p>
<p>Pain. He shifted about, he was on both sides the Mansion-house and front and all; I was sometimes on one side him, and sometimes behind him; I told my Lord Mayor's porter at the gate, I had got my eye upon a particular person, I meant the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell the man at the Compter the prisoner was a pickpocket?</p>
<p>Pain. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not say, look at his hands and see they are muddy?</p>
<p>Pain. I said they were dirty; his hands were both soiled, as if he had been handling dirty stones.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body look at his hands?</p>
<p>Pain. Nobody but the turnkey looked at them while I was there.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-23-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a neighbour to Mr. Pain. On the 28th of March I stood at Temple-bar, there was a great mob of people; I said, what will all this come to; said Mr. Pain, will you take a walk with me into the city, they are breaking the Mansion-house windows; we went; when we came there, there was scarcely a whole window; he and I walked round the Mansion-house; he said, look sharp, I know -; I said, I shall not look about it; he followed some person or other, (the lamps were all broke as I saw,) people were throwing stones, I don't know any one person upon earth that threw a stone; I walked round the Mansion-house with Mr. Pain.</p>
<p>Q. Did he single out any one particular person?</p>
<p>Stevenson. He followed a person.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that?</p>
<p>Stevenson. He turned round and said, I know a person.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the person he mentioned throw a stone?</p>
<p>Stevenson. I can't remember no person that was there; there were pieces of tiles lying there; said Pain, you'll see if he picks them up; I went off directly, and went over to the left-hand side; there were a great many people walking up and down; said Pain, I shall not go home with you, if you are afraid you may go home, for I will not leave the person; he followed a person that went down on the left-hand side; I went home directly and left him there. He came to me the next morning and said, I have taken him; I said, how can you swear to a person among so many people, I suppose you are going to get 50 l. he said there was no reward offered.</p>
<p>Q. Whether you did not see the person Mr. Pain alluded to throw a stone?</p>
<p>Stevenson. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any stones thrown while Mr. Pain was with you?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176805180016"/>Stevenson. Yes, three or four,</p>
<p>Q. Were the persons that throwed them near Mr. Pain?</p>
<p>Stevenson. They were.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether the prisoner was one of the men?</p>
<p>Stevenson. I cannot tell that, I never saw the prisoner in my life till I saw him here in the court; I took no notice of Mr. Pain after he desired me to look.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say nothing to Mr. Pain?</p>
<p>Stevenson. I said, if I had been one of my Lord Mayor's servants at that time, I should certainly have fired at the mob.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it that you was there?</p>
<p>Stevenson. It was about 11 o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you stay there?</p>
<p>Stevenson. All the time I was there was not above 15 minutes.</p>
<p>Q. What did Mr. Pain say the man was when he came to you next morning?</p>
<p>Stevenson. He called him a pickpocket, if I remember; he said he followed him till he came to the Compter-gate, and he pushed him in; I said, how could you take him out of the mob; he said, O, I knew him of old.</p>
<p>Q. Was you and Pain in such a situation in the mob so as to converse together?</p>
<p>Stevenson. He walked before and I near him behind; we could converse occasionally.</p>
<p>Council. You say he did take notice of a man?</p>
<p>Stevenson. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he point to him as throwing stones?</p>
<p>Stevenson. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is not the man that Pain pointed to as throwing stones?</p>
<p>Stevenson. I will not say he is not the young man that Pain pointed at.</p>
<p>Q. What do you believe?</p>
<p>Stevenson. Upon my oath I never saw the prisoner in my life before I saw him now in court.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see that man that Pain pointed throw stones?</p>
<p>Stevenson. Yes, I did; there were three or four throwing stones together.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you at that time apprehend Pain had some nation of a reward?</p>
<p>Stevenson. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any?</p>
<p>Stevenson. No, I had none at all.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you arrive at the Mansion-house?</p>
<p>Stevenson. About 11 o'clock.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680518-23-person259"> Elizabeth Saxton
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<interp inst="t17680518-23-person259" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner is my brother; he came from my mother's house that night about half an hour past ten at night, she lives in Wyld-street, Clare-market; when he has done his business at his master's, he comes and spends his evenings with me and my mother when she is at home; his master lives in Jewin-street, he is a watch-finisher.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Was he not bailed?</p>
<p>E. Saxton. He was, by his master and another gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. Did his bail surrender him up after that?</p>
<p>E. Saxton. Yes, they did.</p>
<p>Q. Why so?</p>
<p>E. Saxton. Because he met with another troublesome affair, of which he was innocent, as well as this.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-23-person260" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner brought into the Compter that night, my husband is a prisoner there for debt, I live there; I did not see him when he was first laid hold of; when Mr. Pain brought him up the court I was about the middle of it; he said the boy was a pickpocket; then he brought him into the lodge, he asked me where the turnkey was; I rang the bell on the master's side; when he came, Mr. Pain said, he has been throwing stones at the Mansion-house windows, look at his hands; I looked at the m, I saw no dirt; Pain said his hands are all over mud and dirt with flinging stones; Mr. Woolard took the candle and looked at his hands; I looked and said, you cannot say his hands are dirty.</p>
<p>Pain. If Mr. Woolard was here he would say his hands were dirty.</p>
<p>Q. to A. Waite. What time did Pain bring him in?</p>
<p>A. Waite. It was not above a quarter past eleven o'clock.</p>
<p>Pain. The soldiers did not come till after twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>A. Waite. We were all in bed by twelve.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. Had you heard the soldiers were come?</p>
<p>A. Waite. I heard the soldiers were come, but cannot tell whether it was before or after the prisoner was brought.</p>
<p>Q. Can you judge whether he had not taken hold of bricks, stones, or tiles?</p>
<p>A. Waite. No, I cannot; but his hands did not appear to be muddy, his hands might be soiled.</p>
<p>
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<p>A. Waite. That was in the lodge.</p>
<p>Q. When he got him in within the gates what did he say?</p>
<p>A. Waite. Then he talked about throwing stones.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-23-person261" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw Mr. Pain stand at the Compter-gate that Monday night; he came up to the gate and opened it, and I believe he might stay there between five and six minutes between the gates, he stood as if he waited for somebody; I remember the prisoner was brought in; I stood looking over the rail close by Mr. Pain; I was there when Mr. Pain came up first; I saw some people walking along the street; Mr. Pain went out and seized the young man by the collar.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner running or walking?</p>
<p>H. Lawrence. He was walking a common pace as if going home, he was not making any noise; he was going from the Mansion-house, the windows were breaking at that time.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this?</p>
<p>H. Lawrence. I fancy this might be about 11 or after, it may be before eleven.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not past twelve?</p>
<p>H. Lawrence. I am very sure it was not, because I was going to bed when the clock struck twelve; he seized the young man in the street, and said, I have catched you now, he is a pickpocket; he said to me, shut to the gate, and I did, but I did not follow him up into the Compter.</p>
<p>Cross examination.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be there?</p>
<p>H. Lawrence. My father has the care of the Compter.</p>
<p>Q. Whether Mr. Pain did not address himself to you, and you made some answer to him?</p>
<p>H. Lawrence. I did not hear him speak a word to any body; he ran up in a great hurry to the gate; and opened the hatch and there he stood.</p>
<p>Q. Was he there a single minute?</p>
<p>H. Lawrence. I think he was.</p>
<p>Q. Will you take upon you to swear he was there two minutes?</p>
<p>H. Lawrence. I really think he was.</p>
<p>Q. What was he doing?</p>
<p>H. Lawrence. He was looking about.</p>
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<p>Q. What time did you go to bed over night?</p>
<p>West. I went to bed about eleven, all was fast then, and the window whole; in the morning I found there was a whole pane taken out.</p>
<p>Mr. Slaytre. I seeing the breach in the window, and missing the starch, traced it to this house in St. Giles's there was some scattered within the door of the house; I told the woman we had a search-warrant, her name is Harrop, we broke the room door open, and there found 23 papers of starch. The window was safe about a quarter past ten over night, and we found it broken about a quarter past six the next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person273" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was concerned with the two prisoners in breaking the prosecutor's window; Johnson was the person that broke it and took out the starch, and delivered it to me and Bohannan; we carried the starch to Harrop's lodging.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was it when you broke the window?</p>
<p>Marsh. As night as I can guess it was about half an hour after three in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and the two prisoners came to my lodgings; I had no fastening to my door, but a chair; they pushed it away and came in, and left
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<p>Q. Which of them brought it in?</p>
<p>E. Harrop. Marsh and Bohannan did.</p>
<p>Q. What time?</p>
<p>E. Harrop. I believe between two and three in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 12th of March I searched this woman's lodging; I found the starch all in papers, covered over with an apron; the room door was locked, the woman refused to give me the key; we seeing starch scattered about, we pulled the staple out and got in; we found Johnson and Marsh coming up the street; I did not see Bohannan at that time; I took them with the woman; nothing could be made out against the men at that time, they were discharged.</p>
<p>Mr. Graham. I am a constable; I had a warrant from Sir
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<p>West. This was the second time they were taken up.</p>
<p>Q. to Graham. How did Johnson seem to be the first time he was taken?</p>
<p>Graham. He seemed to be very well then.</p>
<p>Bohannan defence.</p>
<p>I am as Innocent of what I am accused of as the child unborn; I went along with a person, and Marsh happened to be present at the time; he was talking about one thing and another, the facts he had committed; two or three days after Marsh was there; he asked me to drink along with him, I did; and the must nows I heard was, this Marsh and Johnson were taken up; I saw no more of them till after I was taken up.</p>
<p>Johnson's defence.</p>
<p>Marsh said at Mr. Welch's he had been acquainted with me about two days; this woman was admitted evidence; she said she saw me come into the room and brought nothing with me, and went out again, and came in with more starch; I know someone of it than your Lordship does, for I was in bed when the fact was said to be committed; Graham knows I was sick at the time.</p>
<p>For Bohannan.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person281" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Bohannan from the year his Majesty was crowned; my husband is a taylor, he worked for us about four years; he was very just and honest to us.</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person285" type="given" value="Isabella"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-24-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him from three years of age; I never heard any thing bad of him till now.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680518-24-person286"> Mary Murray
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<p>For Johnson.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person287" type="given" value="Alice"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-24-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Johnson ever since he has been born; I never heard any harm of him before this.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person288" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-24-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Johnson between four and five years, he is an honest hard working lad as far as I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Johnson about five years, he is a very industrious young lad; he was brought up with his father to sell poultry and things.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Johnson about ten years, he is an honest lad, I never heard to the contrary.</p>
<p>
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<p>- Johnson. I am his father, I sell poultry; I left my son in bed on a ground floor on Saturday the 11th of March; when I got up, before the bell rang five, he was very bad, groaning very much; he has got the foul distemper; my wife goes to Billingsgate, and I to another market; we went out together.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person295" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable, I went with the search-warrant, and found these things; Mr. Griffin owned them (produced and deposed to;) they were in a drawer, in the same room where we found the starch, as mentioned in the other indictment.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person296" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About two in that morning Bohannan and Johnson set out with me, with a design to rob Mr. Griffin's shop in Charles-street; we had taken notice of this shop before in the daytime, we had seen these things here produced, and several little things within-side the window.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you known the two prisoners?</p>
<p>Marsh. I had known Bohannan about three or four days before this affair, and Johnson about three weeks; when we came to the house I was placed at the corner of the street next the market, Bohannan at the other end of the street, and Johnson made the holes in the shutter with a stock and bit, I both saw and heard him; after he had made the holes he cut the remaining wood out with his knife; after that he broke the glass, and put his hand in, and took some things out, and gave them to Bohannan; after Bohannan had them in his possession, Johnson was dubious whether he would convert them to his own use, therefore he desired him to give them to me, which he accordingly did; they were found in
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<p>Q. Who put them in the drawer?</p>
<p>Marsh. I might put them in myself; the next day I opened the drawer, to see if the things were there, and I saw them; immediately after we had taken these things from Mr. Griffin's shop, we went to Mr. Jackson's, and there took the starch.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you observed the shop of Mr. Griffin's?</p>
<p>Marsh. I was at it the evening before with Bohannan and Johnson, about ten o'clock.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17680518-24-person298"> Elizabeth Harrop
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<interp inst="t17680518-24-person298" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-24-person298" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Marsh and Johnson brought these things to my apartment, I do not remember that Bohannan was there; I was in bed when they came in.</p>
<p>Johnson's defence.</p>
<p>I never saw that woman's face till I saw her at Sir John Fielding's office.</p>
<p>Bohannan's defence.</p>
<p>I am quite ignorant of the affair, they swear to take our lives away.</p>
<p>Alexander Bohannan. I am father to Bohannan the prisoner, I live by the Seven Dials, my son lived with Mr. Cade.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he lodge in the middle of March?</p>
<p>Bohannan. I cannot answer to the time, I never heard no harm of him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-25-person305" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The little boy comes to school to me; the prisoner came to my house on the 5th of May, and asked if there was not a little boy came there, whose father lived at the Carlisle, and described his dress; I said, yes; she said, his father has sent me for him; she took him in her arms, and carried him out of the yard, I thought very tenderly; he then had a pair of silver buckles in his shoes, which had been his mother's that is dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-25-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodge at Mr. Crowther's. On the 5th of May I saw the prisoner sitting drinking a pint of beer there; she asked for the child, saying she had a child died much like it; the child was called in; she gave him two or three crabs; the father told the child he must go to school, he went; the prisoner asked him where the child went to school; he told her; she said she wondered he let him go alone.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-25-person307" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-25-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lodge at the school-mistress's. Between two and three in the afternoon that day, the prisoner came down the yard part of the way, and returned back again; then, she came again and asked for the child; she took and carried him out of the yard, that is all I saw of it.</p>
<p>Crowthers. The child came home without his silver buckles in his shoes, or sleeve buttons in his shirt; he had them both on when he went out to school; I asked him where they were; he told me the woman that gave him the crabs had taken them.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the child?</p>
<p>Crowthers. He is five years and a half old; the prisoner has been at my house once or twice, but I never knew where she came from.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the buckles or buttons again?</p>
<p>Crowthers. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>They took me up, and I did not know what it was for; I am innocent of it.</p>
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<p>370. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680518-26-off137 t17680518-26-crimeloc140"/>. On the 3d of May, about eleven o'clock, my wife went to her drawer, having occasion for a table-cloth, she missed one; upon which I went to the pawnbrokers to enquire if any had been brought, and the second that I went to which was in Oxford-road, named Glade. I described my linen as all marked with boiled oil and vermilion; Mrs. Glade produced a table-cloth and a napkin, which I knew to be mine, marked
<persName id="t17680518-26-person313"> W. E.
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<interp inst="t17680518-26-person313" type="given" value="W."/>
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<p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-26-person316" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-26-person317" type="given" value="Anne"/>
<interp inst="t17680518-26-person317" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Elliot; I had put the table-cloth in the drawer in the kitchen, about half an hour after three o'clock; the prisoner came in for a pint of beer, I dreamed it, this was about half an hour after four; he asked my mistress whether any body had been there waiting for him; he said about a quarter of an hour, and part of the time in the kitchen by himself.</p>
<p>Mr. French. I was at the prosecutor's that afternoon about two hours; I saw the prisoner in the kitchen and spoke to him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I never was in that public-house nor pawnbroker's in my life, till they took me up, I am a gentleman's servant.</p>
<p>To his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17680518-26-person318" type="given" value="William"/>
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<p>371. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680518-28-off147 t17680518-28-crimeloc149"/>, going home to Red-lion-square, I felt something at my pocket; I clapped my hand down and missed my handkerchief, and turned about, the prisoner was close by me; I took him by the collar, and saw my handkerchief on the ground by him, there was no body near us; I took him into a shop, he there said it was the first crime he ever committed, and he would go down on his knees, and ask my pardon, and promised he would never do the like again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it fall?</p>
<p>Harrison. No, I did not ( produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I never was in trouble before, I do not know what to say.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see her take it?</p>
<p>Innis. She tore all my pocket, and I lost my money by that; it was by her means that I lost it.</p>
<p>Court. It does not follow from that that she took it; there was another woman with her, did you observe either of the two women stoop to pick the money up?</p>
<p>Innis. Not that I saw, I had hold of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. What money had you in your pocket?</p>
<p>Innis. I had sixteen guineas and a half, a 36 s. piece, a 5 s. 3 d. and a 4 s. 6 d. I only saved four guineas in my pocket, and one I picked up, and two were brought me.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176805180023"/>Court. If had got your money, you did not let her go out if your custody.</p>
<p>Innis. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you let the other woman go without searching her?</p>
<p>Innis. The watchman searched her, but found nothing at all upon her?</p>
<p>Q. How near was the other woman to the prisoner at the time you lost your money?</p>
<p>Innis. She was close by her.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body else near you?</p>
<p>Innis. No, nobody was when they stopped me first.</p>
<p>Q. Did you search the ground carefully?</p>
<p>Innis. The two boys went back to search, but I did not.</p>
<p>Court. Perhaps all your money would have been found if you had searched there.</p>
<p>Innis. I was a great deal surprized, and thought they had had the money?</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever had reason since to believe they had your money?</p>
<p>Innis. No, this woman at the bar was the occasion of my losing my money.</p>
<p>Mr. Bland. I was coming from Bishopsgate-street at eleven o'clock that night, I was just entering into Leadenhall-market, that part that is the leather market; a gentleman who lodges with me was with me; there were a few people gathered together, curiosity prompted me to go and see what was the matter; there were two women in custody of the constable; I went with them to the watch-house, the young man showed me his breeches, and said he had been robbed of his money; there was charge given of the woman at the bar, and the other; the prisoner did not give any account of herself, she gave charge for charge; they were searched, but no money found; afterwards there was some money brought in, but I know nothing about that; I was very much surprized to find myself bound over on so strange an affair as this, because I knew I was like a chip in porridge, doing neither good nor harm.</p>
<p>The constable gave an account of his searching the prisoner and other woman, but found no money upon neither.</p>
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<p>Hardy's defence.</p>
<p>I was going up Shoe-lane to work, I knew my fellow-prisoner by sight, having been at work at buildings with him; I saw him at the bottom of the court, another chap walked up the court; I saw a cloak lying at a door, we both offered to take it, it lay upon the threshold, I got it first; I was going on pretty fast, a woman called, stop thief, and a man knocked me down; I dropped the cloak, there was another lad secured along with us, he was seen to go through the court with a hat in his hand.</p>
<p>Grigg's defence.</p>
<p>I work for a bricklayer, I was going to work with Hardy, we saw this cloak lying, we picked it up.</p>
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<p>376, 377. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17680518-31-off162 t17680518-31-crimeloc165"/>, Mr. Pain came to me, and asked me if I had not lost my handkerchief; I felt, and found I had; he took me back to the prisoners, and said, these are the persons that have taken it; I laid hold of one, and Mr. Pain the other; the handkerchief was then dropped between them; a gentleman coming by picked it up (produced in court;) to all appearance it is mine, though I have no direct mark
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<p>Willoughby's defence.</p>
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