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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol-Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX; HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 18th, Thursday the 19th, Friday the 20th, Saturday the 21st, and Monday the 23d of OCTOBER, 1769.
<p>In the Ninth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Eighth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Sold by S. Bladon, at No. 28, in Pater-noster-Row.</p>
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<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 Honourable
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<p>N. B. The *, +, and ++, refer to the Judges before whom the Prisoners were tried. L.
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<p>550. (L.)
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<p>(Produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-1-person35" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to the prosecutor. Those things are his property; I know them by often seeing them, as well as by our private mark on the spoons. I was present when some things were found; some upon the prisoner, and some in his box.</p>
<p>Q. How old is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Branston. He is about fifteen or sixteen years of age.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I saw the things lying about, and I took them up.</p>
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<p>551. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person45" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was left in care of Mrs. Fonnereau's house in
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<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Monteith. He was
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person46" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . About four weeks ago, or upwards, the prisoner brought a sattin gown and coat, and desired me to pledge them. I asked him whose property they were; he said they belonged to one Mrs. Gray in Whitechapel: he said she had a great many things in pawn, and she would be glad to sell some to redeem others. The same week he brought a crimson gown and some pieces of silk. I went and sold them, and brought him the money. While I was out selling them, he brought some other things; eight shifts, and a muslin toilet for a table. I could not get the value of them, so I brought him them again. After that he asked me to go out with them again. Then he brought a sack and coat, and set the price five guineas. There were other things he brought also, but I did not sell them; a black bombazeen coat, a callico counterpane, but no linen, a cradle quilt worked in the same manner. I sold the sattin gown and coat to Mr. Everingham: the prisoner and a woman were with me at that time. I sold a small spotted one, and some pieces of silk, to
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner told me he sold the shifts to Mr. Phillips. I sold a black sack and coat to Mr. Phillips. I gave the money I sold them for to the prisoner. After that the prisoner's aunt came; her name is Dyson; she asked me if I had seen
<persName id="t17691018-2-person48"> Richard
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person48" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that day. I said, How came he to sell so many clothes? I said he told me they belonged to Mrs. Gray in Whitechapel. She said they were none of Mrs. Gray's; then I thought I had been led wrong. I then sent my brother-in-law and others after him, and they brought him to me. I begged of him to tell me whose property they were; he said they were Mrs. Gray's. I said I would go with him to her, and if she said they were her things, I would release him. After that, somebody said they were none of her's, and he said the same; then he was sent to the watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. Were do you live?</p>
<p>Walley. I live in Castle-street, Oxford-Market.</p>
<p>Q. What do you do for a living?</p>
<p>Walley. I get my bread by washing. I had washed for tho prisoner I believe two years.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That evidence did sell the things for me.</p>
<p>Ebinezer Everingham. About the 25th of last month I received those things of the last witness. (Producing a silk gown.) The coat I had of her, but that I sold. I gave two guineas and a half for them.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-2-person49"> Ann Bramley
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person49" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-2-person49" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This is my gown: I left it in
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<persName id="t17691018-2-person50"> John Gilder
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person50" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-2-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought a gown and coat of Mrs. Walley, and a large piece, and several small pieces of silk. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>The prosecutrix deposed to the small pieces, and Mrs. Bramley to the others.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-2-person51"> Charlotte Phillips
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person51" type="given" value="Charlotte"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-2-person51" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mrs. Walley brought eight shifts to my shop; I bid her fifty shillings for them, but she would not take the money. She came again the next day, and another person with her. I bought them of the other woman, named Smith, for two guineas, and a toilet and other things with them. (Produced in court, and deposed to by Mrs. Fonnereau.)</p>
<p>Walley. These are the things the prisoner sent me with.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-2-person52"> Mary Smith
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person52" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-2-person52" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I carried eight shifts, and the other things, to Mrs. Walley. There were two coats, a counterpane, and a cradle quilt. These are the things here produced: I sold them to Mrs. Phillips.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person53" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought a great many things to my house to pawn, with two pair of candlesticks plated with silver, on the 13th of September: he said he brought them from a lady. (Produced, and deposed to by prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Murthwaite. These I also received of the prisoner. (Producing a black silk cloak, deposed to by Mrs. Bramley.)</p>
<p>Murthwaite. These I had also of the prisoner. (Producing three men's coats, deposed to by
<persName id="t17691018-2-person54"> Henry Woollaslot
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , servant to Mrs. Fonnereau.)</p>
<persName id="t17691018-2-person55"> Edward Holt
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person55" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-2-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Castle-street, and am a pawnbroker. I received six gold rings and some medals of the prisoner at different times. (Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Mrs. Fonnereau. These are, my property. There are thirty-three medals.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-2-person56"> Richard Rumbolt
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person56" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-2-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Vere-street. I received this tippet and two counterpanes of the prisoner, and several other things. (Producing a large quantity of wearing apparel, deposed to by prosecutrix.) He told me they were the property of one Mrs. Gray, who he said was in distress.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-2-person57"> Richard Jones
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person57" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-2-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable. I was directed to search the prisoner's lodgings, on the 25th of September, where I found, in a drawer, a sheet, a black tippet, a pocket book, and several medals. (Produced, and deposed to by prosecutrix.) The prisoner was asked if the prosecutrix would not miss the things when she came home: his answer was, she would find a d - nable deficiency.</p>
<p>Mr. Seabine. I had this ring of the keeper of the watch-house where the prisoner was. (Produced, and deposed to by prosecutrix.)</p>
<persName id="t17691018-2-person58"> Sarah Jacobs
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<interp inst="t17691018-2-person58" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-2-person58" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mrs. Phillips. I bought a sack and coat of Mrs. Walley, and sold them the next day.</p>
<p>Seabine. When the prisoner was before the Justice, I heard him say he took the things out of the house, at the fore door, at four times. I said, Then you must have a key. He said he had a key, and he left the door a jar each time, and that the maid was a washing below, when he brought them out, and gave them to three men, who took them away.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Bramley. Is there a key-hole on the outside of the street-door?</p>
<p>Mrs. Bramley. There is. The back-door goes out into Marybone-lane. All these things mentioned were left in the house when we went out.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was drinking with a couple of men, who brought these things to me; and I lent them some money upon them; but they not coming again to their word, I took and sold some, and pawned others.</p>
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<p>552. (M.)
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<p>Q. Why do you charge the prisoner?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180005"/>Norman. He was catched in breaking open my neighbour's house: then he confessed to the breaking mine. I heard him own to it before the Justice. He owned he had broke into my house five times. He said he broke in this time about two in the morning, and had taken four punch bowls, and three handfuls of copper, and that nobody else was with him.</p>
<p>Q. How was the window broke?</p>
<p>Norman. There was a whole light taken out over the kitchen door; but he could not get in there, so he came and broke a shutter of the back room window, and came in that way, where he said he had been in before.</p>
<p>Q. What is the prisoner?</p>
<p>Norman. He is a sea-faring man. He did work for me about a month.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-3-person65"> Elizabeth Mason
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<interp inst="t17691018-3-person65" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the house was broke open between five and six that morning, and I called the prosecutor up.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I do not know any thing at all about it. I belong to the Pacifick Indiaman, and have been at home about five months.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him for burglary.</p> </div1>
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<p>553, 554, 555. (M.)
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<p>Digory Masters. On the 29th of August the two
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-4-defend69 t17691018-4-deflabel25"/> at the bar, Leveredge and Cook, came into my shop under pretence to buy a pair of shoes. I shewed them a pair, but they said they would not do. I turned my back to see for another pair, and I suppose then they took my watch. I know it was hanging up in its place when they came in, and I missed it in about a quarter of an hour after they were gone. About three weeks after Mr. Wright, the keeper of Tothillfields Bridewell, brought Leveredge to me, who confessed that they took it at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-4-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took in this watch of a woman that lives with Mahan; on the 13th of September she fetched it out again, and Mahan brought it again on the 15th.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-4-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am going in my fifteenth year of age. Leveredge and Cook went into the shoemaker's shop to buy a pair of shoes. I stood without at the corner. Cook came out first with the watch, and said, I have got the watch, let us run away. We did. After that Leveredge sold it to Mahan for fifteen shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mahan ask you how you came by it?</p>
<p>Rimer. He knew how I came by it; he used to be always buying of things. He has bought other things of boys.</p>
<p>Q. What is he?</p>
<p>Rimer. He is
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<p>Q. What is Leveredge?</p>
<p>Rimer. He is
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<p>Glyn. The boy Rimer told me it was sold for twelve shillings.</p>
<p>Rimer. Mahan bought two watches of us; he gave twelve shillings for one, and fifteen for the other.</p>
<p>Q. What is the watch worth?</p>
<p>Glyn. I lent sixteen shillings upon it.</p>
<p>Leveredge's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into this man's shop to buy a pair of shoes: he had none that would fit me. Cook was gone about five minutes before me. He and Rimer ran away. I did not see them till the Monday: then they asked me to go with them to sell a watch, but I had none of the money.</p>
<p>Rimer. We sold the watch the same afternoon that we took it.</p>
<p>Cook's Defence.</p>
<p>Rimer met me coming out at the door: he had a watch, and he went and sold it. I had none of the money indeed.</p>
<p>Mahan's Defence.</p>
<p>Last Saturday was a month this young fellow came up to me, that is, Leveredge. I never saw any body but him. He asked me to mend his shoes. I said I had but six-pence about me to buy leather. I said, If you will give me a shilling, I will go about them on the Monday morning. He said he had no money. He had a watch, and desired me to go and pawn it for him. I went and left it with Mr. Glyn for sixteen shillings. I never saw him after till before Sir
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<p>556. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691018-5-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About five minutes before the watch was brought to me, I had a hand bill delivered to me from Sir
<persName id="t17691018-5-person89"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691018-5-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . A soldier, name Kirk, brought the watch to pledge, and I seeing it answered the bill, stopt it, and took the soldier before Sir John.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-5-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a soldier. I had this watch of a man, named Alsop. I carried it to pawn, and was stopt with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-5-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was centry at Whitehall guard, when the lad at the bar came and shewed this watch to me. He said he found it in a piece of flannel, in the Strand. He asked us if we would be so good as to go and pawn it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Alsop. I never saw him before, to my knowledge. (The watch produced, and deposed to by prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took the watch, and carried it to the soldier, who was to give me nine shillings for it.</p>
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<p>557. (M.)
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<persName id="t17691018-6-person96"> Elizabeth Groom
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<interp inst="t17691018-6-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner has worked for me between eight and nine years, in making up cloaks and hats: she came to my house almost every day. I moving from my house in Berwick-street, to Newman-street, near the Middlesex Hospital, I desired her to help me. After she had went a second time, I enquired for the piece of lace: she said I should find it among the things. After that I missed several other things; when I asked her about them, she made slight of them, but at last she owned the fine lace and some ribbons were sent to Chertsey in Surry, to her sister, to be sold. I went the same day to Chertsey, and shewed her sister the hand-writing of the prisoner of the things; then her sister gave me this letter (producing one) which I know to be of the prisoner's hand writing. (It is read in court.)</p>
<p>The contents were, that the prisoner had sent her some lace, which she said was very cheap, &c. (The lace produced in court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-6-person98" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This lace I received of her sister in Surrey: it is my property. I found four pair of gloves in her apartment in Swallow-street, and she owned she took them out of my apartment in Berwick-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-6-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Mrs. Groom called upon me, and said she had been robbed. I went with her to the prisoner's room, and said to her, You have robbed Mrs. Groom. She begged for mercy of Mrs. Groom, and owned it. I saw the gloves found. I heard her confess she took the lace and some ribbons.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<p>She called
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<p>558. (M.)
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<p>559. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-8-off53 t17691018-8-crimeloc56"/>. I lost two linen table-cloths; I cannot say the exact time; the boy at the bar confessed to the taking and pawning them. I also lost halfpence at different times. The prisoner drawed beer for me at different times.</p>
<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Wood. His father says he is seventeen years of age. I never got the table cloths again. The boy owned to me he got into my house at the upper window, and came down to the till, and took the halfpence. He said he pawned the table cloths to
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>560. (M.)
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<p>He had the liberty, being a foreigner, to be tried by a Jury of half foreigners: but he chose to be tried by all Englishmen.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person116" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the Hay-market on the 6th of October, and between nine and ten in the evening. There was another woman with me, whom I never saw before. She asked me for a penny: I told her I had none. She sat upon a step of a door, and I sat down by her. As this gentleman went past, the other girl asked him to give her a glass of wine, as she was sitting on the step, and she put her hand towards him.</p>
<p>Q. Did she touch him?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I cannot say whether she did or did not: I believe she did.</p>
<p>Q. What was that for?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I believe it was by way of inducing him to go with her. He went a little further on, and then turned back and struck me a great blow on the side of my face.</p>
<p>Q. What was you doing?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I was looking at the girl, and he came unawares to me.</p>
<p>Q. Was it open-handed, or with his double fist?</p>
<p>E. Ward. It was with his double fist.</p>
<p>Q. Did it hurt you?</p>
<p>E. Ward. It hurt me very much.</p>
<p>Q. Were any body near you then?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I did not see a creature near me then, except he and the girl. Then I called out.</p>
<p>Q. How far did he go before he returned?</p>
<p>E. Ward. As near as I can guess, he went about a yard. When I screamed out, three young men came to him: they asked him how he could strike a woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not say something about your patten?</p>
<p>E. Ward. Upon my word I did not, nor did I hear it mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not say he ought to be clove down with a patten?</p>
<p>E. Ward. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the young men say so?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I did not. One of them asked him how he could strike a woman; and they shoved one another against him, and shoved him off the pavement.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts was this?</p>
<p>E. Ward. This was at the corner of Panton-street. They shoved him off into the Hay-market, into where the coaches go. Then he drawed his knife out of the case and held it in his hand; but I did not see him stab either of them. They cried murder, he has a knife out!</p>
<p>Q. What was done then?</p>
<p>E. Ward. The gentleman ran away immediately when they called out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you here them say they were stabbed?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I did not. They all ran after him.</p>
<p>Q. Did they shove one another against him before he took his knife out, or after?</p>
<p>E. Ward. They shoved one another against him before he took his knife out.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him take it out of his pocket?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I saw him take it out of the case. I did not see him take it out of his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Who was that woman with you?</p>
<p>E. Ward. Upon my word I knew nothing of the woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not know her before? You are upon your oath.</p>
<p>E. Ward. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen her since?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I have not. I asked in the Haymarket, but could not find her.</p>
<p>Q. What size woman was she?</p>
<p>E. Ward. She was rather shorter than I.</p>
<p>Q. How was she dressed?</p>
<p>E. Ward. She had a brown gown on.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180008"/> It appeared to be black. I do not know whether it was brown or black.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been sat down by her, before the gentleman came by?</p>
<p>E. Ward. Not long.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts did she put her hand?</p>
<p>E. Ward. Towards his breeches; towards his private parts.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think she did or did not touch him?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I believe she did touch him.</p>
<p>Q. How long after this did the three young men come up?</p>
<p>E. Ward. In a moment; immediately.</p>
<p>Q. How many of those young men were you acquainted with before?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I was not acquainted with any of them; only one of them kissed me the night before in the Haymarket. I believe I saw two of them: I remember one of them in particular, because he squinted. *</p>
<p>* The evidence Clark squinted.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never see them, or either of them, before?</p>
<p>E. Ward. Upon my word I never saw them in my life before.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts in the Haymarket did you see them?</p>
<p>E. Ward. It was by the Orange coffee-house, at the end of the Haymarket.</p>
<p>Q. Which of the other was it that you saw besides he that squinted?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I believe the other was Morgan, he that is dead.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after they said - How could you strike a woman? I was it that they shoved the gentleman?</p>
<p>E. Ward. Directly.</p>
<p>Q. How many times did they shove him?</p>
<p>E. Ward. It was twice. They shoved one, and then another. They were all close together. They shoved him from off the pavement.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he when you saw the knife in his hand?</p>
<p>E. Ward. He was then off the pavement in the high-way; I saw the knife in his hand; and then he ran away.</p>
<p>Q. Did he run very fast?</p>
<p>E. Ward. He ran quite fast, about eight or nine doors up Panton-street, the way where he ran into the house, only the house was farther on; then I saw his head over their shoulders turn back. This was when he was gone eight or nine doors up. They all kept to close to him. I believe it was then that the deceased was stabbed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you follow them?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I did, and saw him afterwards go into a shop in Panton-street.</p>
<p>Q. How many doors was that house from the end of the Haymarket?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I really cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any other house open besides that?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I saw no other open but that: that house was not above two or three doors from Oxendon-street.</p>
<p>Q. Were there no names called?</p>
<p>E. Ward. There were no names called by any body.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you, or the other girl, call him French dog, or to that purport?</p>
<p>E. Ward. No. I remember he called us b - hes.</p>
<p>Q. Did not the young men call him such names?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I did not hear them. I was in a flurry. I do not remember they did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect you have ever said they did?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I believe I might say so.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe you then told what was not true?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I never designedly said what was not true.</p>
<p>Q. Then recollect what you did hear.</p>
<p>E. Ward. I remember hearing some say buggerer, or some such name. Some of them called him so.</p>
<p>Q. Which was it, the other girl, or some of the men?</p>
<p>E. Ward. I cannot tell whether it was the girl, or one of them.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person117"> Thomas Patman
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 6th of October Mr. Clark and I were coming up the Haymarket. We met Morgan near abouts where the fire was. We drank three pints of beer together, at a house that turns up on the left-hand. We asked Morgan to give us a song; he said he would give us a song, if we would go along with him to a house in Golden-square. We were going along the Haymarket all three together, and just at the corner of Panton-street, coming by, there was a gentleman struck a woman. I saw him strike her on the head. She reeled, and was very near ready to fall. I do
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180009"/> not know whether it was me that said he was not a gentleman for striking a woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the woman?</p>
<p>Patman. I did not. I had never spoke to her in my life.</p>
<p>Q. What did the woman say?</p>
<p>Patman. The woman cried out. I never heard her mention a word before. She said, You do not behave like a gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say?</p>
<p>Patman. I never heard him speak a word. The other two men were behind me, and they immediately pushed me against the gentleman. I received a blow from him directly on my left side: the blood ran down into my shoe.</p>
<p>Q. How many times was you pushed against him?</p>
<p>Patman. I remember no more than once.</p>
<p>Q. Was it with any great violence?</p>
<p>Patman. No, none at all. It would not hurt any body.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the word buggerer mentioned, or something like?</p>
<p>Patman. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not call him names?</p>
<p>Patman. I did not call him any names at all. I cried out I was stabbed.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the gentleman then?</p>
<p>Patman. He was just at the corner of Panton-street, off of the Haymarket pavement.</p>
<p>Q. What did Morgan do to him?</p>
<p>Patman. I never saw Morgan do any thing. The gentleman made off half way up Panton-street. I did not know he had a knife. Morgan ran after him, to take him, and just by the Hole in the Wall Morgan received a wound. I saw the gentleman strike at him as he was running up Panton-street: he struck him on the side of his body.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts was he when this was done?</p>
<p>Patman. He was half way up Panton-street, on the right-hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any other blows given?</p>
<p>Patman. I saw none but that. We pursued him, and cried murder. We saw him go into a chandler's shop. I went just by the door. Morgan was lying on the ground, as they told me. I did not see him. I never lifted up a hand against the gentleman, neither did I see any of the others offer to strike him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any such words as buggerer, or French bugger?</p>
<p>Patman. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you given him no offence at all?</p>
<p>Patman. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not pushed against him?</p>
<p>Patman. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he then?</p>
<p>Patman. He was off the pavement.</p>
<p>Q. How many were there of you at the public house?</p>
<p>Patman. There were Clark, I, and Morgan. We wanted Morgan to sing a song there, but he had been desired by people there before, and he would not sing there.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you and Clark meet with Morgan?</p>
<p>Patman. We met with him accidentally in the Haymarket.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen him before?</p>
<p>Patman. I had seen him some time before.</p>
<p>Q. How many woman did you see?</p>
<p>Patman. There were two women sitting on the steps, within two doors of Panton-street, in the Haymarket.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know either of them?</p>
<p>Patman. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether Morgan knew any of them?</p>
<p>Patman. I cannot say whether he did or no.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never declare that Clark and Morgan knew the girl?</p>
<p>Patman. I do not know that I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was you examined before Sir
<persName id="t17691018-9-person118"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ?</p>
<p>Patman. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not say there that they did?</p>
<p>Patman. I do not remember I said so.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any expression made use of by either of the girls about a patten?</p>
<p>Patman. I was in a flurry; I do not remember it.</p>
<p>Q. How long after the blow you declared you was stabbed?</p>
<p>Patman. Directly.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not declare, that at the time you was stabbed you did not know you was stabbed, till you felt the blood run down?</p>
<p>Patman. The blood ran immediately.</p>
<p>Q. Might not there be a minute or two between?</p>
<p>Patman. I am most sure, it was not half a minute.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Mr. Baretti pushed to; was he pushed off the pavement?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180010"/>Patman. I believe he was pushed about three feet.</p>
<p>Q. How near was you to him?</p>
<p>Patman. I was close by him. I followed him by the force of the push.</p>
<p>Q. How long after the push did you call out you was stabbed?</p>
<p>Patman. I felt the blood come immediately.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you say you did not know you was stabbed till the other man fell?</p>
<p>Patman. I knew I was stabbed before.</p>
<p>Q. But did not you say you did not call out you was stabbed, till after the other man was stabbed?</p>
<p>Patman. I gave notice directly.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Morgan attempt to strike him?</p>
<p>Patman. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he when Morgan laid hold of him?</p>
<p>Patman. Just by the Hole in the Wall.</p>
<p>Q. How far might that be from the place where he was stabbed?</p>
<p>Patman. That was about eight or nine doors distant.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not see the knife?</p>
<p>Patman. I never saw it at all. I thought it had been a little pen-knife.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person119"> John Clark
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person119" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was going up the Haymarket on Friday, the 6th of October, in the evening, between seven and eight o'clock. Patman and Morgan were with me. I saw Mr. Baretti strike a woman. Mr. Morgan pushed me against Patman, and Patman pushed against Mr. Baretti.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a shove with violence?</p>
<p>Clark. No; it was a slight shove. He did not push me so very hard.</p>
<p>Q. What happened upon that shove?</p>
<p>Clark. I did not see the knife till they hallooed out they were stabbed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Patman cry out he was stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes. The gentleman ran away, and Mr. Morgan went up to him, and he stabbed him.</p>
<p>Q. At what time did Patman say he was stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. Some time after.</p>
<p>Q. How long after?</p>
<p>Clark. It might be a minute, or a minute and a half, or two minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Then the moment Patman had been pushed against him, he ran up Panton-street?</p>
<p>Clark. Not till they both cried out.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Morgan stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. In Panton-street.</p>
<p>Q. I ask you, whether as soon as Patman had been pushed against the gentleman, did they not both go off the pavement upon that push?</p>
<p>Clark. The gentleman did. I do not know whether Patman did.</p>
<p>Q. Upon that, did not the gentleman immediately run up Panton-street?</p>
<p>Clark. He went on towards Panton-street.</p>
<p>Q. Then he went on for Panton-street before you heard Patman say he was wounded?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the blood upon Patman?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes, after he got to the grocer's shop.</p>
<p>Q. Then you cannot tell whether it was before or after Patman was stabbed that he ran?</p>
<p>Clark. I cannot say which was stabbed first.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not all run after the gentleman when he ran up Panton-street?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did Patman say he was wounded?</p>
<p>Clark. That was after we had run after the gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. Then you had not heard him say so before?</p>
<p>Clark. No.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you run after him?</p>
<p>Clark. Because they said he had a knife in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear somebody say they were stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And did you take that to be one of your companions?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You have been examined by the magistrate and coroner, have you not?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You was sworn before the coroner to tell the truth?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you before the coroner swear that Morgan was first stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. I did not know which was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say that Morgan was the first person that said he was stabbed?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180011"/>Clark. I did not know who that was. Somebody cried out they were stabbed, but I did not know who it was.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you say so before the coroner, and sign to what you said? Have you seen your deposition lately?</p>
<p>Clark. No.</p>
<p>Counsel. I agree with you, you say you do not know which was first stabbed: but did not you swear, and sign before the coroner, that Morgan first said he was stabbed?</p>
<p>Q. Have not you said Patman did not know he was stabbed, till he came into Panton-street; and did not you say, when asked, who followed the gentleman, when he was shoved off the pavement?</p>
<p>Clark. I am not certain; I did not take particular notice who ran after him.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not endeavour to recollect before the coroner, when a man's life was almost as much at stake as here? Did not you say then somebody went up and collared the gentleman?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes I did, it was Morgan: I am not certain who it was, I think it was Morgan: that was after he ran up towards Panton-street.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Morgan when the gentleman stabbed Patman?</p>
<p>Clark. I believe Morgan then was in Panton-street.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you said upon your oath, that Morgan did go up to the gentleman to collar him?</p>
<p>Clark. That was when he went to go away.</p>
<p>Q. Did Morgan first say he was stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. I am not certain.</p>
<p>Counsel. Remember, the Jury are to depend upon something where a man's life is at stake. Have not you declared upon oath that Morgan was the first that said he was stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. No, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Have not you said that upon oath before the coroner?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did Patman say he was stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. Patman did not say he was stabbed, till near the grocer's shop, as I heard.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that Morgan knew that Patman had received any injury, when he went up to collar the gentleman?</p>
<p>Clark. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Did Morgan go up to collar the gentleman before he knew Patman was stabbed?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Now recollect another thing. What words were made use of on this occasion by the woman?</p>
<p>Clark. The young woman said, he deserved a knock over his head with her patten. That was after he had struck the other woman.</p>
<p>Q. Were not the words, to have his skull cleaved? Did not you make use of the words cut or clove down with her patten?</p>
<p>Clark. No, it was have a knock with her patten, or words to that effect. I said the same words then, as now.</p>
<p>Q. After you was examined, was not you called up to the head of the table, and your deposition read deliberately to you? And was not you desired to attend to it? And did not you sign your name to it, and declare the whole to be truth?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was the gentleman called any names?</p>
<p>Clark. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you tell Mr. Wyatt, the surgeon at the hospital, he was called French bugger, or French woman-hater, or words of that sort?</p>
<p>Clark. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Now as to this
<persName id="t17691018-9-person120"> Elizabeth Windsor
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person120" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , or Ward, I understand she goes by two names, how long have you known her?</p>
<p>Clark. I never saw her before I saw her at the coroner's. She said she saw me the night before this, but I did not know it was she. She said I kissed her the night before.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person121"> John Lambert
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have endeavoured to collect all the evidence together, at a great deal of trouble and pains, and when I had so done, I gave it the prosecutor's sollicitor to make what use of it he pleased. I am a tallow-chandler, and was then a constable. On the 6th of this instant October, about nine o'clock in the evening, I was sat down to supper, when I heard the cry of murderer, or stop murderer, which alarmed me a good deal. I got to my door, and observed the prisoner and two or three men pursuing him: he ran into a grocer's shop just opposite to me. Patman was standing at the door when I went over. He was unbuttoned, and there was blood running down; I observed it through his shirt. I asked him what was the matter; he said he was stabbed by that gentleman, who was then in the shop, and had a knife in his hand. The silver case on it was
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180012"/> bloody. He had a green shagreen case in the other hand. I said, Sir, I beg you will surrender. One or two of my neighbours came in; he said, Are you friends? I said Yes, we were, and would protect him. By that time a mob was gathered about the door, being between nine and ten. He endeavoured to put the knife in the shagreen case, and I believe he would have done it, if I had given him time. I not knowing who, or what he was, I thought it best to secure him. Immediately I sprang to him, seized him by the collar, and took the knife and knocked it against a tea-chest to force it in; it was not quite in; and bent the point of it as it is now. ( Produced in court, in a silver case over the blade.) I did propose carrying him to the round-house, but Sir
<persName id="t17691018-9-person122"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's name being mentioned, Mr. Barretti said he was very willing to go before him. He said he was a gentleman, and secretary to the Royal Academy in Pall-Mall. I took him to Sir John, and he was committed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether he had any intention to make his escape?</p>
<p>Lambert. No; he did not show any intention of that sort.</p>
<p>Q. Did he attempt to conceal his knife?</p>
<p>Lambert. No. I showed him my short staff, but I believe he did not see it. He appeared to be very near sighted. Some of Mr. Barretti's friends said there was another woman with Ward. I made it my business to take up several prostitutes in the Haymarket, and examined them, but could not find any such person as Ward has mentioned.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person123"> John Lloyd
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was a patient in Middlesex hospital when Morgan was there. I asked him how he received his wounds; he said he received them in Panton-street, near the Haymarket; that he and two men were going along, and they saw a gentleman strike a woman; and one of them said he was no man for abusing a woman in that manner; that the deceased being in the middle, they shoved against the gentleman, and he stabbed the next man to him: the man cried, I am stabbed, and he made after him; and when he overtook him, he stabbed him in two places, turned round a third time, and stabbed him again, which hurt him worse than the two first.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you he had collared him, or was going to collar him?</p>
<p>Lloyd. He said his life was taken away, without any offence, over and over again.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person124"> Robert Lelcock
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was a patient in that hospital at the same time. Mr. Morgan told me he had been and drank a pint of beer with two gentleman; that he saw a gentleman assault a couple of women; that he went up to their assistance, and received two wounds, and after that a third, which stab was the worst he had.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person125"> John Wyatt
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a surgeon at the Middlesex hospital. Morgan the deceased was brought in there. He had received three wounds.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you apprehend that each of these three wounds might occasion his death?</p>
<p>Wyatt. That wound received in his abdomen was the occasion of his death. Wounds in the lungs do sometimes prove mortal, and sometimes not. After I had seen the deceased, I was going through the hall, when the porter stopped me, and told me there was the other man that had been wounded: I turned to him; there was Patman and Clark with him. I asked them how the affair happened. Clark began to tell his story. He said they were coming up the Haymarket; they had drank some beer; where they saw a gentleman abusing a lady, who was an acquaintance of the gentleman's up stairs (meaning Morgan.) These were the very words as near as I can recollect. I kept those words in my mind, because I thought there was something extraordinary, not only in the manner of the man's expressing himself, but in the matter. I let him go on. I believe I asked him what provocation had been given to the gentleman; he said none, only pushing upon him. I asked how that was: he replied in these words, The gentleman up stairs pushed me against that gentleman (pointing to Patman) and I pushed him upon the gentleman (meaning Mr. Baretti.) I asked who it was that struck the gentleman. (I had not heard that any body had, but I thought it probable.) They said they only pushed him. I asked him what provocation the girl had given him; he said he believed she had d - d him for a French bugger, and said he ought to have his head clove with a patten; but, said he, I saw no patten. Clove, or cut down, it was one of those expressions. Then the patients and pupils in the hall were collecting about us. I took him out of the hall into the board room, and said to Clark, This woman was an acquaintance of yours: he said no. Then I said, Probably I made a mistake, she was an acquaintance of the gentleman's up stairs: he then said, No, not at
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180013"/> all. Then the gentleman with me said, You rascal, you said so, not two minutes ago. But he then denied it: after that, I did not ask him any other question.</p>
<p>Court. Mr. Baretti, the evidence is now gone through that they have produced against you, in regard to the crime of which you stand charged. It is now your time, if you chuse to say any thing in your own defence, or if you think proper, you may leave it to your counsel to call witnesses.</p>
<p>Mr. Baretti. I have wrote something concerning this accident. I do not know whether it is proper for me to read it.</p>
<p>Court. You certainly may be permitted to speak or read any thing you have wrote. I suppose you mean it as a history of the fact?</p>
<p>Mr. Baretti. Yes.</p>
<p>He read to this purport:</p>
<p>On Friday, the 6th, I spent the whole day at home correcting my Italian and English Dictionary, which is actually reprinting and working off, and upon another book in four volumes, which is to be published in February next, and has been advertised in the News-papers. I went a little after four to the club of Royal Academicians in Soho, where I stopped about half an hour waiting for my friends, and warming myself in the club-room. Upon nobody's coming, I went to the Orange coffee-house, to see if a letter was come for me, for my letters come there, but there was none. I went back to go to the club, and going hastily up the Haymarket, there was a woman at a door; they say there were two, but I took notice of but one, as I hope God will save me: there might have been two, though I only saw one: that is a fact. There was a woman eight or ten yards from the corner of Panton street, and she clapped her hands with such violence about my private parts, that it gave me great pain. This I instantly resented, by giving her a blow on the hand, with a few angry words. The woman got up directly, raised her voice, and finding by my pronunciation I was a foreigner, she called me several bad names in a most consumelious strain; among which, French bugger, d -
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and a woman-hater, were the most audible. I had not quite turned the corner, before a man made me turn back, by giving me a blow with his fist, and asking me how I dare strike a woman; another pushed him against me, and pushed me off the pavement; then three or four more joined them. I wonder I did not fall from the high step which is there. The path-way is much raised from the coach-way. A great number of people surrounded me presently, many beating me, and all d - ning me on every side, in a most frightful manner. I was a Frenchman in their opinion, which made me apprehensive I must expect no favour nor protection, but all outrage and blows. There is generally a great puddle in the corner of Panton-street, even when the weather is fine; but that day it had rained incessantly, which made it very slippery. I could plainly perceive my assailants wanted to throw me into the puddle, where I might be trampled on; so I cried out murder. There was a space in the circle, from whence I ran into Panton-street, and endeavoured to get into the foot-way. I was in the greatest horror, left I should run against some stones, as I have such bad eyes. I could not run so fast as my pursuers, so that they were upon me, continually beating and pushing me. Some of them attempting to catch me by the hair-tail: if this had happened, I had been certainly a lost man. I cannot absolutely six the time and place where I first struck: I remember, somewhere in Panton-street, I gave a quick blow to one who beat off my hat with his fist. When I was in Oxendon-street, fifteen or sixteen yards from the Haymarket, I stopped and faced about. My confusion was great, and seeing a shop open, I ran into it for protection, quite spent with fatigue. I am certainly sorry for the man, but he owed his death to his own daring impetuosity. Three men came into the shop, one of them cried to me to surrender myself to him, who was constable. I asked them if they were honest men, and friends; they said, Yes. I put up my knife, desired them to arrest me, begged they would send for a coach, and take me to Sir
<persName id="t17691018-9-person127"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I appeal to them how I behaved, when I surrendered, and how thankful I was for their kind protection. Sir John heard what I and the men had to say. They sent me into a room below, from whence I dispatched a man to the club in Gerrard-street; when Sir
<persName id="t17691018-9-person128"> Joshua Reynolds
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person128" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and other gentlemen came to me. A messenger was dispatched to the Middlesex hospital, where they said Morgan was carried. A surgeon came, and took his oath that Morgan was in danger. Sir John committed me to Tothillfields-Bridewell. Two gentlemen, as
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180014"/> well as the constable, can witness to my behaviour when the coachman lost his way, which forced us to alight in the raire and darkness, in order to find the way to Tothillfield-Bridewell. I humbly conceive this will shew I had no intention of escaping. That woeful night I passed without rest. My face had been observed to be hurt, while I was at Sir
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person129" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; and the constable was the first who took notice of a blow I had received on my chin. But when the heat and fear had subsided, I found a great pain in divers parts of my body. Mr. Molini and Mr. Low being with me, desired me to let them see what was the matter with my back, which I had complained of, I stripped, and they saw several bruises. - This, my Lord and Gentlemen of the Jury, is the best account I can give of my unfortunate accident; for what is done in two or three minutes, in fear and terror, is not to be minutely described; and the Court and the Jury are to judge. I hope your Lordship, and every person present, will think that a man of my age, character, and way of life, would not spontaneously quit my pen, to engage in an outrageous insult. I hope it will easily be conceived, that a man almost blind could not but be seized with terror, on such a sudden attack as this. I hope it will be seen, that my knife was neither a weapon of offence or defence: I wear it to carve fruit and sweetmeats, and not to kill my fellow-creature. It is a general custom in France, not to put knives upon the table, so that even ladies wear them in their pockets for general use. I have continued to wear it after my return, because I have found it occasionally convenient. Little did I think such an event would ever have happened. - Let this trial turn out as favourable as my innocence may deserve, still my regret will endure as long as life shall last. A man who has lived full fifty years, and spent most of that time in a studious manner, I hope, will not be supposed to have voluntarily engaged in so desperate an affair. I beg leave, My Lord and Gentlemen, to add one thing more. Equally confident of my own innocence, and English discernment to trace out truth, I did resolve to wave the privilege granted to foreigners by the laws of this kingdom: nor was my motive a compliment to this nation; my motive was my life and honour; that it should not be tho ught I received undeserved favour from a Jury part my own country. I chose to be tried by a Jury of this country; for if my honour is not saved, I cannot much wish for the preservation of my life. I will wait for the determination of this awful Court with that confidence, I hope, which innocence has a right to obtain. So God bless you all.</p>
<p>Q. to Lambert. Did you take notice of some blow upon Mr. Baretti's face at Sir
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<p>Lambert. I did. I forgot to mention it before. He told me he had received it at the time by some of the people, which, in all probability he might. It was a little swelled.</p>
<p>Q. Had he his hat?</p>
<p>Lambert. He had lost it in the scuffle.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person131"> Ann Thomas
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , at Brocket-Hall. I had been in the country, and came to town the day before this happened. I went this day to see a person that was ill of a fore throat. I staid and supped with her, and going home, I came through Leicester-Fields. I was on the left side of the way in the first Panton-street, (there are two Panton-streets ) where I saw a shop open. As I went on (I had my child in my arms) I saw a croud of people at the end of the street by the Haymarket. I also saw a gentleman run from among them on the side of the way I was. I stood still. My child asked me to go home. Whether the gentleman stopped, or they stopped him at the Hole in the Wall, I cannot tell: they all ran after him: they were all in a great bustle: I saw but one woman among them.</p>
<p>Q. How many do you think there were of them?</p>
<p>A. Thomas. There might be eight, or ten, or a dozen. I did not think of being called in question about it. I was about facing him when he stopped. I saw him turn upon them. He was in the midst of them. I saw him run from them again, towards the other passage; and when they ran again, I heard the cry of murder.</p>
<p>Q. Had you heard that cry before?</p>
<p>A. Thomas. I had not. I was much frighted. I and my child wentforward, towards the grocer's shop. I asked a person to take hold of my child, that I might go and see who it was. The person was not willing, so I went on towards home. I never saw the gentleman in my life before.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person133"> Peter Molini
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am acquainted with Mr. Baretti. I dined with him to-morrow will be
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180015"/> a fortnight ago, the day after the affair happened. As he was complaining of pain in his body, I desired him to strip, that we might see. In looking on his back, I observed a bruise under his shoulder, on the left side, and another a little lower, on the other side his back; I also saw a swelling on his right cheek, and a scratch on the right side. Two of the bruises were very visible. His jaw was swelled, and there was a little scratch on the same side. There were two other gentlemen present at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this knife here produced. (He takes it in his hand.)</p>
<p>Mr. Molini. I have seen such knives as these before; they are used by almost every body. It is usual to carry them in pockets. Ladies use them to peel fruit, and eat sweetmeats, abroad. It is not common, as here, to put knives on the table. The outside is silver, and the inside steel, to cut a little bit of bread with.</p>
<p>Mr. Low. I am acquainted with Mr. Baretti; I visited him in Tothillfields-Bridewell. On Saturday, the 7th of this instant, a gentleman came and told me of the affair. I went about three, and asked him how he did; how he found himself: he said, I can scarce tell you; my mind is in a very bad situation, and I have bruises on my body. I said, You had better shew them before they go off. I lifted up his shirt, after his coat and waistcoat were off, and saw six or seven bruises on his body. The most remarkable was upon his blade-bone. There was one on his hip, and another on his side, which seemed as if the skin was a little off.</p>
<p>Justice Kelynge. I once was coming from a relation of mine down Panton-street, when a woman took hold of me, and endeavoured to put her hand into my breeches. I immediately sprung away. I was going to knock her down, when two men came up to me. I called out watch! watch! very loud, but no watch came, though they were very near. A gentleman, a major, crossed the way to me, and then they all ran away. It is a common case there, I am sorry to say it, notwithstanding all the care we take. Here is another brother magistrate in court, that has been attacked in the same manner: there is seldom a woman that attacks a man, but they have two or three men behind them, ready to pick your pocket, or to knock you down.</p>
<p>Mr. Perrin. It is impossible to walk up the Haymarket in the evening, or night, but you will meet with women the most indecent, the most abandoned wretches, that ever I saw, and they have often men following them. I have been obliged to go out of the way on their account. I have complained of this to Sir
<persName id="t17691018-9-person134"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and to Mr. Kynaston desiring they might be removed, for they are a common nuisance. Pains have been taken to remove them. They generally are attended by men. I have sometimes been afraid of walking up and down there. They will attack you, by laying hold of your arm, and are guilty of very great indecency, not to be bore with. There was a night-cellar there, where they frequented, but that has been removed.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person135" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . I lodged at one time in Oxendon-street about four years. I was attacked about twelve months ago, at the corner of Panton-street, by men and women. I was attacked by women first, and because I pushed them away, I was attacked by men: they began to jostle me, but I had a pretty good stick in my hand, and they did not chuse to closely attack me. I applied to Sir
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and complained of that night-cellar. The licence then could not be taken away, because the house was of use to chairmen. It since is taken away. I have been more than once or twice attacked at that place. I have seen eight or ten there together, both men and women.</p>
<p>Hon. Mr. Beauclerck. In France they never lay any thing upon the table but a fork, not only in the inns, but in public houses. It is usual for gentlemen and ladies to carry knives with them, without silver blades. I have seen those kind of knives in toy-shops.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known Mr. Baretti?</p>
<p>Hon. Mr. Beauclerck. I have known him ten years. I was acquainted with him before I went abroad. Some time after that I went to Italy, and he gave me letters of recommendation to some of the first people there, and to men of learning. I went to Italy the time the duke of York did. Unless Mr. Baretti had been a man of consequence, he could never have recommended me to such people as he did. He is a gentleman of letters, and a studious man.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person137"> Joshua Reynolds
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person137" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Mr. Baretti fifteen or sixteen years. He is a man of great humanity, and very active in endeavouring to help his friends. I have known many instances of it. He is a gentleman of a good temper; I never knew him quarrelsome in my life; he is of a sober disposition. He never drank any more than three glasses in my company. I never heard of his being in passions or quarrelings.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180016"/> This affair was on a club night of the Royal Academicians. We expected him there, and were enquiring about him, before we heard of this accident. Mr. Baretti is secretary for foreign correspondents.</p>
<p>Doctor Johnson. I believe I began to be acquainted with Mr. Baretti about the year 53 or 54. I have been intimate with him. He is a man of literature, a very studious man, a man of great diligence. He gets his living by study. I have no reason to think he was ever disordered with liquor in his life. A man that I never knew to be otherwise than peaceable, and a man that I take to be rather timorous.</p>
<p>Q. Was he addicted to pick up women in the street?</p>
<p>Dr. Johnson. I never knew that he was.</p>
<p>Q. How is he as to his eye-sight?</p>
<p>Dr. Johnson, He does not see me now, nor I do not see him *. I do not believe he could be capable of assaulting any body in the street, without great provocation.</p>
<p>* Dr. Johnson and Mr. Baretti are both very near-sighted.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person138"> William Fitz-Herbert
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person138" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; I have known him fourteen or fifteen years. He is a man of as good a character as ever I knew any body; a peaceable man; a man that I always chose to have in my family. He has been in the summer in the country with my family for months together. I never saw any thing exceptionable by him in any kind whatever.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person139"> Edmund Burke
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person139" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; I have known him between three and four years; he is an ingenious man, a man of remarkable humanity; a thorough good-natured man.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-9-person140"> David Garrick
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person140" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq. I was not very intimate with Mr. Baretti till about the year 54, though I knew him before. I never knew a man of a more active benevolence. He did me all the civility he could do to a stranger, as indeed he did so to every Englishman that came in the course of my acquaintance with him. When I was at Paris, I was very inquisitive about men of literature. I asked who they thought was the best writer in their language; they told me Mr. Baretti. He is a man of great probity and morals. I have a very particular instance of his great friendship to me. Mrs. Garrick got a lameness, and we tried every method in order for a remedy to no purpose; and Mr. Baretti was the person that restored her.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this knife. (He takes it in his hand.)</p>
<p>Mr. Garrick. I cannot say I ever saw one with a silver sheaf before. I had one, but I have lost mine. Mrs. Garrick has one now, with a steel blade, and gold.</p>
<p>Q. When you travel abroad, do you carry such knives as this?</p>
<p>Mr. Garrick. Yes, or we should have no victuals.</p>
<p>Doctor Goldsmith. I have had the honour of Mr. Baretti's company at my chambers in the Temple; he is a most humain, benevolent, peaceable man. I have heard him speak with regard to these poor creatures in the street, and he has got some in the hospital, who have had bad distempers. I have known him three years. He is a man of as great humanity as an in the world.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-9-person141" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> . Mr. Baretti is a man extremely affable in his temper, and quite a good-natured man.</p>
<p>There were divers other gentlemen in court to speak for his character, but the court thought it needless to call them.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My family being ill of the small-pox, my wife told me a man brought the brass to her, and I was to lend him three shillings upon it; and my children being ill of the small-pox, she went and sold it.</p>
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<p>Annesley Brown. Last Friday was se'nnight I was in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-11-off69 t17691018-11-crimeloc71"/>, between eleven and twelve o'clock. Mr. Smith touched me on the shoulder and said, You have lost something. I put my hand in my pocket, and said I missed my handkerchief. He said that man (meaning the prisoner) has got it. He was laid hold of, and I saw it taken out of his breeches. There were three other handkerchiefs found upon him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-11-person153" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was standing behind the prisoner, and saw him make attempts to pick a man's pocket. The man had a button at his pocket, and he felt him. The man came back a little, and said, I believe that fellow tried to pick my pocket. I said I thought so too. Said he, Let us look at him. We did, and in about four or five minutes I saw him put his hand into this gentleman's pocket, and take out something. I saw but a bit of it. He put it into his breeches. Then I asked the gentleman, if he had lost any thing. We secured the prisoner. I told the gentleman, If he has your handkerchief, he has it in his breeches. There we found it. (Produced, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took the handkerchief off the ground, and put it in my shirt bosom. I belong to the guards.</p>
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<p>563. (L.)
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<p>564. (L.)
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<p>565. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-14-off80 t17691018-14-crimeloc83"/>. I was up stairs, going to supper, when my servant-maid alarmed me. On the 16th of September, a little after nine in the evening, she had first shut in the shop, and was shutting the door, when she screamed out thieves! Mrs. Perry being nearer the stairs than I she went down. I went down when the people were gone from about the door. I saw my show-glass was broke, and five of my watches were taken away, all silver. One of them was a new skeleton one, which opens at the back, and shows all the work. I never recovered any of them again. The prisoner was taken, and brought in: his hand was cut and very bloody, done, I suppose, by breaking the glass. I had been gone out of the shop about ten minutes, the watches were there when I left it.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-14-person163"> Grace Hutchinson
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<interp inst="t17691018-14-person163" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Perry. I had just put the shutter on the door, and shut it, when a man pushed the door open, and asked me if my master was at home. I said he was. He came in, and another came in sideways. The first that came in said, I need not call my master. He held a pistol to me, and bid me not to speak a word. The other kept his face towards the show-glass. When my mistress came down, the man left me, and went and held the pistol to her. The other man smashed the glass, and they soon made their escape out of the shop. As soon as I recovered myself, I went up stairs. I should know the first that came in, could I see him; but the other kept his back towards me all the time. By the prisoner's dress, and his size, he resembles that man. They had both blue coats on. The prisoner was brought into the shop in less than three minutes, I believe. He kept his hands in his bosom all the time he was in the shop, which was the best part of an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-14-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live next door to Mr. Perry.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180018"/> The-clock had just gone nine. I was standing at the door, and saw the prisoner and another man loitering about our window-shutters. I saw the other man go into the prosecutor's shop, and the prisoner follow him. In a minute or two I heard a glass smash, and heard the cry, Stop thieves and robbers! by Mrs. Perry and her servant. I saw the two men run out: the prisoner was the last. One ran down Holborn, and the prisoner ran down Leather-lane. I pursued him. He was not got above thirty yards from Mr. Perry's shop, before I laid hold of him: he was never out of my sight. The street at that time was very clear. He was running as hard as he could. When I laid hold of him, he struggled several times to get away, till assistance came up. I am sure he is the man that I saw at our door, and went in last, and out last, at Mr. Perry's door.</p>
<p>John Green. I am constable. I saw this young man bringing the prisoner back again. He said, Green, you must take charge of this man. I took him into Mr. Perry's house. The mob was so very great, I could not examine him there, so I took him into my own room, which is just by. I found nothing upon him. I observed from two or three of his fingers the blood run down. I said, If you are innocent of this affair, how came your fingers cut? He said the man took hold of him, ran him up against the wall, and rubbed the skin off. I looked at them. There were four, five, or six different places, all fresh done. It was his right hand. Here is a pistol, (produced in court) which was found loaded about four yards from the place where he was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-14-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live close by the prosecutor, and having heard there was a pistol presented to the girl, I asked the young man that took the prisoner, where was the place he took him; he went and shewed me, and about a yard or two from the place, where he shewed me, I picked up this pistol. It lay up against a dead wall.</p>
<p>Clark. It was found within two or three yards from where I took the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The watches did not hang above four inches from each other. The show-glass was locked: I had the key in my pocket. The glass was broke in a thousand pieces.</p>
<p>Q. Is your shop part of your dwelling-house?</p>
<p>Perry. It is.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When I was before my Lord Mayor, I asked this young man whether I made any resistance; he said I did not. I was taken into the house and searched, but nothing was found upon me. Then I was taken into a public-house, and in about half an hour a man brought in a pistol. I am
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<p>566. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691018-15-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was indicted for this fact, (in May session last) together with the prisoner Bird, then not taken, to whose trial the reader is referred. See No. 313.</p>
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<p>567. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-16-victim174 t17691018-16-viclabel92"/>. The prisoner worked along with me. I lost two pair of forebodies for waistcoats on the 28th of September. I suspected the prisoner. I charged him with taking them: he denied it. I took him before the justice: then he owned he had sold them to Mr. Tuck in White-Hart Yard.</p>
<p>Gidion Tuck. I am a taylor and draper. I bought a pair of forebodies for a waistcoat of a man I never saw before. I saw the prisoner before Sir
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<interp inst="t17691018-16-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I cannot swear to him. But he acknowledged he sold them to me. (Produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor knew me twenty years. What I sold this man were my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-16-person177" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner six or seven years. I never heard but that he was an honest man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-17-person183" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-17-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-17-off95 t17691018-17-crimeloc98"/>. On the 15th of September Mr. David Davison a pawnbroker by London-Wall, stopt it, and advertised it, and I went and owned it. (Produced, and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-17-person184" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-17-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr.
<persName id="t17691018-17-person185"> David Davison
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<interp inst="t17691018-17-person185" type="given" value="David"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-17-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner having brought three saws to our house, I suspected him when he brought this. I stopped that and him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not take them myself, one of our trade did, and desired me to go and pawn them.</p>
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<p>569. (M.)
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<persName id="t17691018-18-person190"> Alice Pearce
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<interp inst="t17691018-18-person190" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-18-off102 t17691018-18-crimeloc105"/>. I lost the things in the indictment ( meaning them) on the 19th of September, out of a press in the prisoner's chamber. She was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-18-defend186 t17691018-18-deflabel106"/>. She and they were missing together. She was taken a few days after I went to her in Tothillfields Bridewell; she told me if I would come the Tuesday following. she would tell me where my things were: but she never let me know.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-18-person191"> William Lyn
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<interp inst="t17691018-18-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am brother to the prosecutrix. I got intelligence of the prisoner at the sutling houses in the Savoy. I saw the glympse of her red cloak. There were three soldiers hid her. I went to Sir
<persName id="t17691018-18-person192"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691018-18-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , got a warrant, and took her in Cross-street. The Saturday following I heard her declare she would tell where the things were; but she never did.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-18-person193"> Allen
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<interp inst="t17691018-18-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> M'Parson. I belong to the guards. The prisoner took a boat and asked me to go with her to Greenwich. I went with her, and when I came back, she lent me this handkerchief. This was on the Thursday after she left her mistress. ( The handkerchief produced, and deposed to by the prosecutrix, as one that was missing with the other things.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My mistress came to me in Bridewell, and gave me money to make it up. I had this handkerchief in my pocket. and did not know of it: and this soldier twisted it out of my hand.</p>
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<p>570. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691018-19-victim197" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-19-victim197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in a certain foot path near the king's high-way, and taking from his person four marine bed-curtains, a head cloth, tester and vallance, unmade, and two table-cloths, value 5 s. the property of
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<persName id="t17691018-19-person200"> Francis Burgoine
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<interp inst="t17691018-19-person200" type="given" value="Francis"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-19-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Last Saturday night, about eight o'clock, I was knocked down in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-19-off109 t17691018-19-crimeloc111"/>. I had the things mentioned in the indictment in my hand. I er the bundlerfall. The prisoner came from behind me, and took the bundle up and ran away with it. I believe it was him that knocked me down, but being behind me, I could not see him. I called Stop thief! and he was brought back.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-19-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Shire-lane, Temple-Bar. I am the owner of the goods. I sent Burgoine to the Calender to fetch them home.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-19-person202"> John Ward
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<interp inst="t17691018-19-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was coming out of a public-house, when this boy was crying a man had stole his bundle. I saw the prisoner before me with a bundle under his arm. I ran to him and asked him where he was going with that bundle; he said it was only a joak. I said, Joak or no joak, you shall carry it back. I brought him back to the boy. There was a crowd came about; then I left him. The boy said before the justice the prisoner was the person that knocked him down.</p>
<p>Q. to Burgoine. Did you know the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Burgoine. No, I did not.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-19-person203"> Albert Angell
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<interp inst="t17691018-19-person203" type="given" value="Albert"/>
<interp inst="t17691018-19-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had been at the Crooked Billet, in Little Shire-lane. Somebody said, Pray gentlemen come out, a boy has been robbed. I went out and saw the boy standing. The prisoner was brought back. He took and laid the bundle on the boy's head, and said, Come along, come along, I know Mr. Webb very well. I took him by the collar and said, I know Mr. Webb, I'll carry you to him. I took him to his house, and he was not at home. The boy said before the justice he received a violent blow on the side, and he threw the bundle down,
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going through the court; this bundle was lying in the high way: I took it up, and had been some time away. A gentleman came out of a public-house, and said a lad had lost a bundle. I sad, I did not know whether it was his or no. I went and gave it him. He said he had been struck. He said it might be by me; he did not know who it was.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The boy swore punctually no body followed him up the court but the prisoner, and that it was him that knocked him down.</p>
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<p>571. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691018-20-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Marybone, and am a lamp-lighter. On the 14th of last Month, between one and two in the day, I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw a mob running. There was Mrs. Jones pursuing the prisoner. A gentleman catched the prisoner by the collar and held him. He was brought to Mr. Jones's house. I saw the prisoner take this watch out of his right-hand pocket and put it behind the door in a chair. (Produced in court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-20-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This is my watch. I was at work at the time when this happened: I did not know of it till the Saturday night. My wife, that could have given an account how the boy took it from where it hung, was here last night, and after she got home she miscarried, so she cannot attend.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never had the watch, nor never saw it.</p>
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<p>572. (M.)
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<p>573, 574. (M.)
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<p>The witnesses were examined apart.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-22-off121 t17691018-22-crimeloc123"/>, and did keep seven looms of my own in my house. I was obliged to pay six-pence a week to these people the cutters for each loom, that is, three shillings and six-pence a week. I was ordered to send it to the house where they used, by which means I thought myself safe. About the beginning of August, I believe it was between the 7th and 9th, about half an hour after eleven at night, there came a great body of them to the door. I was in my bed. They rapped and tore at my door with a gross voice, You b - h of a w - e! You son of a w - e! Let us in, or we will cut down your door. My wife desired me to lie still, and said they would be more merciful to a woman than a man. She was obliged to open the door in her shift. They came in, and made a great noise. I got up after they got into the shop, and looked out of my chamber and heard the weight stones fall about the house. After they had done there, and was looking out, I saw a great number of them. I saw the two prisoners among them. They came and shook hands with my wife. I knew them before. The shop is thirty-six feet long. I saw them by the light of the window. I had no candle. That they would have put out first, if I had had one.</p>
<p>Q. What had they in their hands?</p>
<p>Poor. I saw nothing in their hands. When they went away, after they got down into the alley, they said, Are you all out? Then they fired a shot, and quitted the place. Then I struck a light and went into the shop. They had cut the cane. There was a piece of silk in the loom, they cut it, and cut the rest of the things; and bent the reed double, and twisted it like a worm. They destroyed the silk, and the tackling of the loom. I have gone to the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180023"/> committee at the Duke of Northumberland's Head where they held it. I did not see the prisoners there before. I have seen them at the committee since. I have been there three or four times, begging my life of them.</p>
<p>Q. Can you fix upon any time when you went?</p>
<p>Poor. No, I cannot. They came a second time, on the last day of August, and cut all my goods again.</p>
<p>Q. Were the prisoners among them?</p>
<p>Poor. I cannot tell whether they were or not. I was not at home then.</p>
<p>Q. Did you at any time see any of the prisoners?</p>
<p>Poor. I never was among them since the last day of
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I saw the two prisoners once in the committee house. When I went to beg my life, they would say, You dog, you scoundrel. These were in the tap-room, not in the committee-room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever speak to the prisoners about the mischief done you?</p>
<p>Poor. No, I never did. One night Valline was at the Pewter-platter, (that was after we were cut) and he desired to have the money given to him. I used to carry my money at six-pence a week, and I continued to pay it after I was cut. I said to Valline, You shall not have a penny of it. He offered to give me a receipt for it. After this mischief was done, we continued to dwell in the house by day, but very little by night.</p>
<p>Q. What silk did they cut?</p>
<p>Poor. It was a bombazeen cane.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by a cane?</p>
<p>Poor. That is a piece. A cane is the silk, put in the reed to work. There was about a yard of it made, which was all cut.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by weight stones?</p>
<p>Poor. They are to keep it tight. The reed is all steel. They cut that.</p>
<p>Q. Whose property were the looms?</p>
<p>Poor. They were my property. The silk was the property of Mr. Horton.</p>
<p>Q. Had they your consent to destroy the looms?</p>
<p>Poor. They had not. I knew nothing of their coming: I was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night was this injury done?</p>
<p>Poor. I think it was about half an hour after eleven.</p>
<p>Q. How many of them came in?</p>
<p>Poor. There were I believe five or six of them. They went out one after another. I was in a great flurry, to be sure.</p>
<p>Q. Were any of them masked?</p>
<p>Poor. No, none, as I saw. I know the whole of the other people very well. I know their names. If they were to alter their voice, I should know them by their voice. I have known them these four years. We were forced to give money to them, in regard to the Defiance, as they called themselves.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see neither of the prisoners up in the committee-room?</p>
<p>Poor. No.</p>
<p>Q. When did you make information in regard to these people?</p>
<p>Poor. Three weeks ago.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to make it sooner?</p>
<p>Poor. If I had, I should have been in danger of being shot like a dog in the street.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-22-person225"> Mary Poor
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person226" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . In the month of August, I cannot tell the day of the month; I remember the night very well; I live up in a long alley; we were between sleeping and waking, and my husband said, Here are the cutters. I said, Make your self easy. I was told they would not meddle with me, and they might hurt him. They came to the door and cut at it with their swords, or what they had in their hands. They were cutting and hacking. I got up, and said, Gentlemen, don't cut the door; let me put my petticoat on, and I'll let you in. They still kept cutting. I went and opened the door. The first man that entered my door was
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , with a pistol in one hand, and a sword in the other. There were seven of them came in. I pushed the sword from my stomach, that D'Oyle held. The other went up to the room. They said, Get out, you old w - e; get out of the shop. I said, You know I know you all very well, I will not go out. I was in my shift all the time. Valline cut the work, the property of Mr. Horton; and D'Oyle had a pistol standing along side me at the time. D'Oyle was a neighbour of mine; he lived within three doors of me. I said to Valline, You are known in this alley, why do you come here? I am sure they were there, as I am sure I am alive. Valline came into my own bed-chamber, and shook hands with me. He asked for Mr. Horton's shoot. I said I had none (this was at their first coming). They said I lied, like an old w - e.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180024"/>Q. What is the shoot?</p>
<p>M. Poor. That is the bombazeen; what they put in the shuttle. I was obliged to comply. I would have taken my shift off and given it them, if that would appease them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with my father, and lie in the shop. There were seven looms in the shop. One night, about the beginning of August, (we hear since it was the 9th) I was in bed when they came into the shop: there came
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had a sword and a pistol in his hands: he held them to my mother's breast. One of the men went to the loom my father works in, and asked whose work that was. I said, Do not cut that, it is Mr. Campion's. It was bombazeen. They destroyed the tackling and work.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoners?</p>
<p>Poor. I have known them three or four years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them afterwards?</p>
<p>Poor. I saw them the next day, and after that I and some constables went and took Valline at Highgate; (he is a militia man,) he had soldiers clothes on. I knew him then, though in a different dress, and told the constables that he was the man. They came again the last of August, at night. I saw
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> among them. I cannot say I saw Valline. They then destroyed all the utensils, and all the household goods and shuttles. One of them was going to cut me, but I cried out for mercy. My father and mother were not at home then. There was
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> then lying in the bed with me.</p>
<p>Q. Was
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<p>Poor. No, he was not.</p>
<p>D'Oyle's defence.</p>
<p>This woman knew me, and had seen me often the very afternoon before I was taken. I met that wicked woman, and a man stopped me to tell me she had served a warrant upon a relation or friend of her's. I then did say a b - h of a w - e. She heard me. She began to call us a parcel of thieves, robbers, and cutters. I took a warrant for her, and had her before the justice. She wanted a warrant against me, but the justice would not grant one. I never was in her house before I was taken up, neither was I there with this man that night, (meaning Valline). He was a tenant of mine. I am in the whole silk way. I had worked for no body for four weeks. When the justice committed me, he said he believed she was a bad woman, for he had her here too often. If I was to be out of wor twelve months, I could live by my wife's business. She is a hair-sieve-maker.</p>
<p>Valline's defence.</p>
<p>Poor said I offered to give him a receipt at the Pewter-Platter for the money, and I can neither write nor read. She has said I got three or four guineas, by cutting. If that was true, I never should have gone for a militia man. I entered the 14th of April last. I can give an account how I get my living. I worked for Mr. Ham. I got between fifteen and sixteen shillings a week. The militia were drawn out the 19th of September last. I have had thirty-eight shillings and six-pence of my sister since I have been out of work.</p>
<p>For the Prisoners.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-22-person237"> Thomas Riley
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in bed at Mr. Poor's shop, where the looms are, on the 8th of
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I heard people come in. I did not see them. I covered myself up with the bed-clothes, fearing they would do me an injury. In about a quarter of an hour after they were gone, I saw it was impossible for me or any body else to distinguish any man, it was so dark.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been asleep?</p>
<p>Riley. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Counsel. Mr. Poor said he could distinguish them from his room door.</p>
<p>Riley. I could not do it that was in the shop. In the shop there is a window five yards long.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the two prisoners?</p>
<p>Riley. I have seen both the gentlemen, but my acquaintance with them is but slender. I have known Valline about four months. I have not been much longer from Ireland.</p>
<p>Q. Why could you not perceive them?</p>
<p>Riley. Because I did not make it my business.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear stones fall from the looms?</p>
<p>Riley. Upon my word I do not remember any thing in particular. There were a great many bricks made use of instead of stones.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Mrs. Poor's voice?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180025"/>Riley. I know it extraordinary well. I heard it that night before she came out of her own room, and I heard her when in the shop. She was close to my bed.</p>
<p>Q. What did you hear her say that night?</p>
<p>Riley. She said, Wait a little, and you shall have admittance; so she got up in her shift, and opened the door, and they came in. They asked if there was any work of Mr. Horton's in the house; she said there is one loom, which was just at the door they came in at. They went to the other side, and stood by another loom and asked whose work that was; she replied it was Thompson's. Then they said they would cut none of Thompson's work that night. A man then past me, and went to a loom where her husband worked, and said, Whose work is this? The woman was storied: I suppose she wanted to say some other master; but the little boy being rather wittier than she, said it was Champion's. They said they would cut none of Champion's work that night</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her desire mercy?</p>
<p>Riley. I heard her say a great many things, which I cannot recollect. I am lately come out of a fit of illness, and am deprived of a great part of my memory.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her say anything about putting in her petticoat?</p>
<p>Riley. I do not recollect it. I am sure and certain she did not call any body there by the name of D'Oyle, she mentioned the name of a man that put his arm round her, and wanted a kiss.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you hear D'Oyle's voice?</p>
<p>Riley. I do not know the voice of D'Oyle. I believe I could distinguish Valline's voice in company. I could not distinguish any body's voice that night, upon the virtue of my oath. I had no suspicion of either of the prisoners?</p>
<p>Q. Did you see D'Oyle before this happened?</p>
<p>Riley. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was you at any of the committees at the Duk of Northumberland's Head?</p>
<p>Riley. I have no connections with them. I never heard Mrs. Poor mention D'Oyle's name, either before or after. The work that was cut was M. Horton's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any that were there?</p>
<p>Riley. Upon the virtue of my oath, I know none of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear Mrs. Poor mention Valline's name?</p>
<p>Riley. I have heard her say that gentleman did belong to them, but not that he cut the work in her apartment.</p>
<p>Q. What did she mean by belonging to them?</p>
<p>Riley. She might mean that he transacted in both businesses, that is, cutting, and the committee also.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have heard Mrs. Poor talk of this transaction. I heard her say she knew the men in particular, but did not hear her say who they were. I never heard her mention the name D'Oyle. She said there were some of her friends there, and no body there that would hurt her.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Donavan. I lodge in Poor's house. This thing was transacted on the 8th of August, and she remained in her house till the 31st, when she told me in the afternoon she was going to Limehouse, and would leave the journeymen to take care of the house. Some people came and broke some chairs and things in the house that night.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in the house when they came?</p>
<p>Donavan. No, I was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Valline served his time to me; he behaved middling. He used to work very hard while with me. He has left me about four years.</p>
<p>Q. Did you attend this committee?</p>
<p>Potter. No. I never did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Valline almost twelve months. He has a very good character.</p>
<p>Q. Who did he work with last summer?</p>
<p>Foot. I cannot tell. The time he worked with me, he had his goods cut and destroyed; but I was in bed and asleep. That was the 28th of June was twelvemonths.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-22-person242"> Mary Barnet Valline
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person242" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> is my brother. He is a weaver, a hard-working man, and has a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-22-person243"> James Martin
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Valline eight or nine months. When he had work, he used to work. He has a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-22-person244"> Grace Curtain
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . At the time Mrs. Poor and her husband were at Limehouse, she said if her goods were broke, she would have life. She said my goods were broke, and desired me to come home and swear as well as herself; but when I came home, my goods were not broke.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go to Limehouse?</p>
<p>G. Curtain. She persuaded me to go. I have
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176910180026"/> known Valline about five years, I never knew any ill of him. As for D'Oyle, I never saw him but three or four times.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-22-person245"> John Davis
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I cannot say I knew either of the prisoners. The night Mr. Poor's things were broke, the 31st of August, I was asleep in bed with the son. I heard a great noise, I covered up my head, and never saw any body.</p>
<p>For the Prosecution.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-22-person246"> Peter Traquan
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a weaver, and live in Crispin-street, Spitalfields.</p>
<p>Q. What are the characters of the prisoners at the bar?</p>
<p>Traquan. I have heard D'Oyle was one of the cutters. I never heard that he was a working, industrious man. As to Valline, he is certainly riotous.</p>
<p>Mr. Dumoissur. I know Valline. His general character is that of a rioter.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-22-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know Valline. He is of a riotous disposition.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going into business, and the next week I should have taken them all out of pawn again.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going along, and saw a pair of shoes on the ground. I took them up. I live at the back of St. Clement's, at Mr. Watson's.</p>
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<p>577, 578, 579, 580. (M.)
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<p>At the request of the prisoners the evidences were examined apart.</p>
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<p>Q. from a prisoner. How much money has Mr. Cockran given you to swear our lives away?</p>
<p>Vaughan. He gave me nothing at all for that; for my care he gave me 2 s. that night, and has given me a guinea since.</p>
<p>Mr. Cockran. I have got two or three more guineas for him, and he shall have them for his diligence.</p>
<p>As there was no proof of their entering, they were all three
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<p>See three of them tried, and the fourth, Graham, an evidence against them, No. 486, 487, 488, in last session paper.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17691018-26-person287" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep a lodging-house in Rosemary-lane. The three prisoners came and knocked at my door on the first of September, about three in the morning. They said they had a parcel of things. At that time I did not know how they came by them. They sold them to me. I buy and sell old clothes; there were muslin aprons, handkerchiefs, caps, shifts, and shift sleeves. I sold some to Mrs. Carpenter in Field-lane. (A cap, a worked apron, a plain muslin apron, four shifts, a white sarcenet handkerchief, a gawse-handkerchief and ruffles, two pair of shift sleeves, a parcel of shift sleeves rough dried, and a worked handkerchief, produced in court, and deposed to by
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<interp inst="t17691018-26-person290" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the last witness give the three prisoners 30 s. for the things, and they gave her a shilling back again. I lodge in her house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear them say how they came by them?</p>
<p>A. Conningham. No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Crowder's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the woman Ashbeshaw, nor the last evidence, in my life, till I saw them before Sir
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<interp inst="t17691018-26-person293" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have not been long come from Greenland.</p>
<p>Clark's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw this woman before with my eyes. I have not been long from sea. I lodge in Bell-alley.</p>
<p>Simmond's Defence.</p>
<p>I have not been long from sea. I lodge at my father's in Peter-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-26-person295" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who had known Clark twelve years,
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<interp inst="t17691018-26-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> four years; all said they never heard any ill of him, and that he was about fourteen or fifteen years of age.</p>
<p>All three
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-26-defend279 t17691018-26-punish147"/> Death </rs>.</p>
<p>There were two other indictments against Crowder and Simmonds for a burglary.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17691018-27-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a public house. I brought her to town. I think she had three pair of my silk stockings in a handkerchief. A green silk gown, and another gown of my sister's, I found upon a duplicate of a pawnbroker, where she had pawned the spoons. (Most of the things produced and deposed to. The pawnbroker was in court, but it not bring laid capital, he was not called.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I cannot tell how I came by the things. I intended to carry them back again.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691018-28-person311" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>He said he had lost his watch on London-Bridge, when he was asleep, then he said Westminster-Bridge. I was taken up and acquitted of it. Then they came and took me up again.</p>
<p>Ferguson. After he was acquitted, the captain was to see him forth coming, if any thing appeared farther against him. After that the captain said he believed he was guilty, and he was taken up again.</p>
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<p>585. (M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-29-off162 t17691018-29-cd164"/>. ++</p>
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<p>586. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691018-30-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , among I between thirty people. I was asked if I knew any body there. I pitched on the prisoner, and said he was the man that robbed me. I swore to him. He said he was in bed at the time, and sent for a woman to prove it. She declared the contrary. Then the justice committed him for further examination. I was there again on the Wednesday. Then he said he was in company with some soldiers. The soldiers were sent for, but could not be found. Sir
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<interp inst="t17691018-30-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sent to take the prisoner for another offence; but as that prosecutor did not appear, and looking in the examination book, we found the prisoner described by this
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent as a child unborn. The justice asked me where I lay that night, I said in Jackson's Alley. The maid was sent for, and she took her oath that I did lie there that night, and was in bed by ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Court. Then you have that evidence here now?</p>
<p>Prisoner. She is not here.</p>
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<p>See him an evidence last session against Godwin, capitally convicted.</p> </div1>
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<p>587, 588, 589. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691018-31-victim337 t17691018-31-viclabel177"/>. I went with the three prisoners to his house last Christmas was twelve months, about ten at night. They came to me; the gentleman's daughter where I lodge let them in; and they demanded me to open my door. I told them I would not. They then began to swear, and said if I would not, They would break it open. This was Cavalier that blasted and swore he would break it open. They insisted upon my going along with them. I went with them, to a place called Long Alley, to meet Perrin. Then we had a pot or two all together. We staid there about a quarter of an hour; then we went all four to
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<interp inst="t17691018-31-person339" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's house and knocked at the door. The daughter looked out at the window, and asked who was there; we said, Open the door; come in a minute. She did, and opened the door. We insisted upon knowing where the looms were; she went up and shewed us. We broke them, and destroyed the work in them. There was silk and incle in the looms; three or four looms.
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<interp inst="t17691018-31-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I broke them; the others were in the house. They might be upon the stairs. It was agreed by the prisoners and myself to cut the looms in that house that night. The looms were in an upper room. Then we came down into a lower room.
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<p>Q. Who knocked at the door?</p>
<p>Cross. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Who went in first?</p>
<p>Cross. We all rushed in together. We desired the daughter to show us the looms, and she made no resistance. I found the others in the kitchen when I came down; they were destroying the chinia and other things about the room.</p>
<p>Q. What is silk and incle?</p>
<p>Cross. That is trimmings for cardinals. There was incle shot in with the silk. I was taken up on suspicion of cutting another person's work, and then I gave information of this.</p>
<persName id="t17691018-31-person342"> Martha Clare
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<interp inst="t17691018-31-person342" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband is a weaver; he lives at Darking, but in January, 1768, we lived at Stepney. On the 4th of January we were in bed when the cutters came. I did not get out of my bed. My husband had four looms in the house; the cutters went into the room, and cut the four looms to pieces. I saw two of the men upon the stairs; they spoke to me: he that is called captain came into my bed-chamber, and demanded my money. Perrin came up with them. I saw Cavalier and Read upon the stairs. I knew them before. Read taught my husband and daughter the weaving business. There was no work in any of the looms; after it had been cut out the first time, we used, as soon as a piece was made, to take it out. There was no trimming work in the looms. I do not know but there was trimming work lying in the room. They totally destroyed the four looms.</p>
<p>Q. When did you make information of this?</p>
<p>M. Clare. I did not till the first witness made information of it before Sir
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<interp inst="t17691018-31-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . It was a moon-shiny morning. I saw Perrin on the stairs. I do not know how many there were. I do not know who the captain was, but they called him captain.</p>