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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176912060001"/>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 6th, Thursday the 7th, Friday the 8th, Saturday the 9th, and Monday the 11th of DECEMBER, 1769.
<p>In the Tenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the First SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER I. PART I.</p>
<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 Gaol-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>Mr. Pickering. I am a broker, and live next door to St. Giles's church. The prisoner brought one of these Turkey stones and the plough to me about seven last Thursday morning: he said they were his own. I asked him where he worked; he said in the Ruins in St. Giles's. I went with him to see if any body there would say they were his; but he could not find any body that knew him: then I supposed he had stole them. I gave the constable charge of him, and he was taken to the Round-house;
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-2-person44" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came and said they had taken the man who stole my wife's gown, and that it was at Mrs. Geary's, a pawnbroker in Sun-Street, near Long-Alley, in Moor-Fields. I went there on the first of November, and got it; and the evidence Harris told me where the frock was. I went and got that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-2-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am eighteen years of age. I am a weaver. I have known the prisoner about a week: I met him coming down Hackney-Road on a Saturday. He said he had made a guinea, he believed, and he had made a gown and frock. It was then dark. He said people saw him, and he had put them into a cart, and if I would go with him to pawn the gown, he would pay me for it. He took me round the fields near Islington-Road, into a barn where was a cart, into which he had put them. I took and pawned the gown to Mrs. Geary. We told
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<interp inst="t17691206-2-person49" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> of it the next day, out of fun. As Mrs. Geary knew me, they desired me to go into the country with them. I said I had no money. They said they broke open a house, and had got some, and if I would go, I should have some as far as it went. I was going with them, when one of them picked a gentleman's pocket, and he laid hold of me; upon which I confessed to him this fact.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
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<p>3. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-3-off33 t17691206-3-crimeloc18"/>. On the 22d of November, at night, before I went to bed, the doors and windows were made fast, and the bells put up to the windows. I went to bed about a quarter after ten. My lady was out of town, so there was only a woman, that my lady hires by the week, in the house, when she is out, and myself. After the watch went half an hour after five, I heard a noise; imagining the woman was up, making fires all about the house to air the rooms, as my lady was expected home that morning. I heard the bells ring, and I thought I heard a poker fall. After that I heard a very great noise of a fall, which shook the bed I lay upon; which I found afterwards to be an iron chest which they had brought out from a water closet in the parlour, which could not be removed there by one man. When I got up in the morning, which was about a quarter before seven, as I was coming down, the woman was rather before me (this noise continued till almost seven). I said to her, Pray, have you been up stairs to make the fires? She said no. Then I said the house is robbed. We found the street door open. I ran down to see how they got in. I found they had opened all the doors below stairs. I found the back door open, the bells all taken off, and thrown into the area (the kitchen is below-stairs ). When I was in the housekeeper's room, that opens into the area, I saw how they got in. There is a press, which had been broke open, and a great deal of linen strewed about the floor; the window-shutter was broke which looks into the street, rather
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176912060004"/> under the area: it was an inside shutter: the screws were taken out where it was fastened down, the sash up, and a quarry near the place seemed to be cut out with a diamond. The screws I found in the coal-hole. There is no outside shutter, but there is a bar goes down across the inside shutter, and it is fastened with a thing that turns round. I believe they must pull their clothes off to put their hand in to turn that thing. There were a great deal of table linen and fine sheets taken away. I mist my own silver buckles, two tea-spoons, one table-spoon, and my hat. My buckles I had left in my shoes, at the bottom of the stairs, when I went to bed. I then went up stairs, having heard a noise there; where I missed a table-clock, and some tea which they had taken out of a tea-chest. They had bent up the lid of the iron chest, and finding it contained only writings, they opened it no further. As soon as I had cleaned myself, I went to the watchmaker, and got the clock described; then I went to Sir
<persName id="t17691206-3-person56"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and got hand-bills dispersed about among the pawnbrokers. I never saw anything of my own things again. I saw the prisoner, when he was brought to Sir John Fielding's, on the Friday morning following.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-3-person57"> Jane Milliot
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person57" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Lady Middleton. I was out of town at the time this happened. (Thirteen napkin produced in court.) There were several such napkins of my lady's missing when I came home. These have the same marks, a coronet with seven balls, and the letter M under it, with the date underneath when made. These have 1752 on them. Such we had, and such are missing. These I think must be my lady's.</p>
<p>Hobourn. I know my lady's linen was marked as these are.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-3-person58"> Nicholas Bond
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am employed by Sir
<persName id="t17691206-3-person59"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . We had repeated informations concerning these things of Lady Middleton's, and we had a suspicion of the prisoner: hearing where he lived, we acquainted Sir John with it: he lived in a court in St. Martin's Lane that comes out into Bedfordbury. I believe he is a jeweller. Sir John ordered Wright and I to watch both ends of the court last Thursday was sevennight, the day after Lady Middleton's house was robbed. Wright was there about twelve, and I about one. When I came, he told me there were four people went by him, and went into that court, all people of ill fame, and they had taken two in custody, but the other two were gone. We waited till six in the morning, he at one end, and I at the other. We set two people at the door where Cave lived, to watch that no body came out. There was an old man like a porter going out to work; I said to Mr. Wright, We had better go now, and if there is any thing, we shall find it. We went up and knocked at the door. The prisoner came and opened it. We went in, and in searching a box, I found these thirteen napkins, and other things, in a room where the prisoner and his wife were in bed. We took him in custody: searching his wife's pocket, I found a watch. We sent them to Bridewell. I found also a dark lantern, a tinder-box, and some matches. He said he bought the napkins of a Jew when before Sir John.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>There are Jews frequent the passage where I live; there they bargain one with another: one of them brought me some cornelians to work up for him. I saw him offering these napkins and other things to sell. I asked him what he would have for the napkins; he said a dozen shillings. I bought them of him for ten shillings. I gave him a guinea, and he gave me eleven shillings out of it. I bought them to make clouts for my wife. I live in Dawson's Alley.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time indicted for
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-3-off33 t17691206-3-crimeloc22"/>. My house was broke open on Sunday evening, the 12th of November, between six and seven o'clock. My family was all out at the time. I went out about ten minutes before six, and returned about nine. We did not fasten the outward door, there being lodgers in the garret, and also in the kitchen; but we fastened the shop door that opens into the entry. When we returned, we found the staple was forced out, and that the bolt had been forced.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176912060005"/> The door was cracked across, and burst open. We missed the till, lock and key, and some half-pence out of the shop. (I keep a chandler's shop.) Out of the next room to the shop I lost three silver tea-spoons, a pair of wooden tea-tongs, and a petticoat of my wife's; and in another room beyond that, we lost all our clothes that we pulled off, two pillows, two pillow-cases, a work-basket with new work in it, and a small deal box with a great many things of my wife's in it; also a large pier glass. The two doors to the back room we left open: they were on the ground floor, and no other way to them but through the shop. I have put nothing in the indictment but what was found again. When the prisoner was taken up, I went to his lodgings, and there I found my two pillows and pillow-cases on his bed, the work-basket, and some more trifling things of my wife's. (Produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<persName id="t17691206-3-person64"> Mary Youl
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person64" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor. These pillows and pillow-cases, work-basket, muslin handkerchief, and therese, are our property. The pillows were on our bed when we went out on the Sunday morning, and the other t hings were in the back room behind the shop. I know my husband fastened the shop door when we went out, but the door was broke and forced open when we came home.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-3-person65"> Nicholas Bond
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person65" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On going a second time, about four in the afternoon, to the prisoner's lodgings with Mr. Youl, we found the two pillows on his bed. I found the therese, the first time of going in, in the morning.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>He says he found these pillows in the room, but he did not mention forty guineas that lay under the pillows, and which I never received any account of.</p>
<p>Bond. I am very glad he has mentioned that. It has given me a great deal of concern. He never mentioned any thing about money when we took him and his wife out of the room, tho' we were some time with him there, the time he was dressing himself. He did indeed mention some money when before Sir
<persName id="t17691206-3-person66"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person66" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17691206-3-person66" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , but upon my oath I found no money there.</p>
<p>Wright. He only said he had nine guineas there, which he said he received in a lump of butter from the country. We found no money, except fourteen shillings in silver, and a five-and-threepenny piece, which Mr. Bond took out of his wife's pocket, with a silver watch: but that money was delivered back again.</p>
<p>Prisoner. These things were brought by a Jew, with a basket of cornelians, which I told him were not worth cutting.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a third time indicted for
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-3-off33 t17691206-3-crimeloc26"/>. I lost a blue cloth coat and two pair of breeches on Sunday the 19th of November last, a little before six in the evening. I was not at home at the time. I came home about half an hour after. On the Saturday following, in the evening, I was ordered by some of Sir
<persName id="t17691206-3-person70"> John Fielding
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<persName id="t17691206-3-person71"> Brown Bear
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I saw my coat and one pair of breeches. ( Produced in court, and deposed to.) My wife was at home at the time the things were taken. As we found the sash was pushed up, we imagined the prisoner got into the room that way.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-3-person72"> Nicholas Bond
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I found this coat and pair of breeches in the prisoner's lodgings at first going in in the morning, hanging on the back of a chair, close by his bed side.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had these clothes of the same Jew. I bought them of him for my own wear.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a fourth time indicted for
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On that Friday morning I searched the prisoner, and found this watch-case in his waistcoat pocket. ( Produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Wright. I thought the prisoner had been a taylor. I asked him what he was; he said he was a jeweller.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My waistcoat has no pockets; it was in my coat pocket. I had that watch of the Jew. The case he left in my possession till the next day.</p>
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<p>(L.) He was a fifth time indicted for
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-3-victim79 t17691206-3-viclabel35"/> in the garment way. On the 11th of November, in the evening, between seven and eight o'clock, my shop was robbed of a white flowered saque and coat, a pink sattin night-gown, a gray watered tabby gown, all unripped and put together, in order for dying; three yards of blossom-coloured silk; this was brought to me, in order to dye with this gown, to match in colour, which has been found in the prisoner's possession. There was a pane of glass that had some cracks in it, which I found was taken out. The shop was not shut up. There was a candle on the counter. I suppose they put in their hands, or other instrument, in order to draw these things out. My shop was left without any body in it. I had called my apprentice to me backwards, for it might be ten minutes or a quarter of an hour. These things lay in the window, upon a shelf, under where the pane of glass was in part taken out. Some of them stood upright. I sent my boy out of the dye-house from me on an errand, and as he went out at the door, a neighbour's apprentice said to him, Sam, I am watching two men that I saw put their hands into your window. The boy immediately came back and called me into the shop, saying, Sir, there is a piece of glass out of one of the panes, and here are some things missing. I soon missed three of the things, and found the pieces of glass out. I immediately went up to Sir
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and gave him the number of the three things which I had then only missed. I also had them advertised. About a fortnight after, Mr. Bond sent to me, to go to the
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in Bow-Street, to look at some goods there. I went. He told me he had taken them out of the prisoner's lodgings. I know the silk; it was shot with a violet or blossom colour. (The remnants of silk produced in court, with a waistcoat.) This is the silk, and here is a waistcoat, which Mr. Bond will give an account of. The front of it was made off from this very same silk. (He puts the silk to the waistcoat, and it exactly fitted to the cut of the upper part of the waistcoat; so that he was very able to swear the front pieces of the waistcoat were cut off the same piece of silk, they being indented, as it were, to each other.) I swear it very safely, the fronts of the waistcoat were cut from those pieces of silk.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I found these two remnants of silk in Cave's lodgings, where he was in bed, on Friday was sevennight, about six in the morning, with the other things, in a box not locked. I suspected, at that time, it was Mr. Miller's, because I took his register down when he came to Sir John's on the Saturday night. I found the waistcoat also in his lodgings.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is my great misfortune, that I bought that silk, with some other things, three or four days before they were found in my house. I gave half a guinea for it to a Jew. I had then a taylor at work in my room: he cut the waistcoat out, and made it up.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-3-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a chandler's shop in Bedfordbury, St. Martin's Lane. I have known the prisoner these two years. When first I knew him, he was a jeweller, since that he was taken sick, and went into the country; then he came again, and was a waiter at a tavern in St. Ann's. I never knew any thing dishonest of him.</p>
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<p>4. (M.)
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<p>Mrs. Greenwood. I am wife to
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<interp inst="t17691206-4-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost two shirts, the property of a young man that I wash for, on Friday the 20th of October. They were brought to me by a gentleman that stopped the prisoner with them. (Produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Dr. Cherrington. On Friday the 20th of October, as I was coming down Paradise-Row, in Chelsea, to go to my own house, the prisoner came by me in a rushing manner, and had like to have thrown down my little boy that I had in my hand. I turned to him, and said, You brute, why do you push the child? He went forwards a dog's trot. He seemed to be an active young man, and had a bundle under his coat, on his left breast, supported by his right hand. Soon after this I heard the cry of - Stop thief! that is the man. He was but a little past me. Then I called out - Stop thief! that is the man. Immediately Mr. Atkinson stopt him. He begged of Mr. Atkinson to let him go. Upon which Mr. Atkinson said, That is the bundle that is dropped. I saw it on the ground before I came up, but it was rather in motion on the ground. I did not see the prisoner drop it. I took it up, and carried it with him towards the water-side. In going along, I met the daughter of Mrs. Greenwood: she said they were stole from her mother. Soon after that I met the mother, who said it was her linen. We went to the headborough's house, and there I delivered the linen into his hands. The prisoner was taken to the cage. The prisoner wanted to make his escape, and begged of me to let him go. I said, I am very sorry for you as a man, but, as a publick offender, you must be punished. (The shirts produced, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Mr. Atkinson confirm'd the above account.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>5. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17691206-5-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Lord Mayor's day, I was coming towards the Mansion-house on the North side of
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-5-off42 t17691206-5-crimeloc44"/>. I saw the prisoner with another little boy with him. I very well knew what they were. I saw them attempt to pick several pockets between there and
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-5-off42 t17691206-5-crimeloc45"/>. Just by the crossing over, the little boy attempted to pick a gentleman's pocket. I saw the handkerchief was very visible. He not being quick enough, the prisoner stepped forward and took it, and was turning back. I said to the gentleman, You have lost your handkerchief. He felt, and said he had. I took hold of the prisoner, and said, Where is the gentleman's handkerchief? He said, he had none. I took it from between his waistcoat and shirt. I got him out of the mob and took him to the Compter. But I lost the gentleman that owns the handkerchief in the crowd. The Alderman thought proper to commit the prisoner and bound me over to prosecute. (A red and white handkerchief produced in court.) This is it. I saw the prisoner take it out of the gentleman's pocket. The prisoner told me he was a plaisterer.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to see my Lord Mayor's show. I took this handkerchief off the ground, and went to blow my nose, and then I put it up.</p>
<p>He called
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<p>6. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17691206-6-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th of November, I left my bread basket at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-6-off48 t17691206-6-crimeloc50"/>, and went with a quartern loaf into Castle-yard. I had been absent about ten minutes. When I came back there was the prisoner in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-6-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner take three quartern loaves from the prosecutor's basket, and put them under his arm. I followed him about forty yards and there I stopped him, and brought him back to the basket, and made him put the loaves in again.</p>
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<p>I met a baker going up Holborn. He bid me go to his basket and take three quartern loaves. I did not know but it was his basket. Accordingly I did. Then the gentleman came out of his house and asked me where I was going. I told him I was going to a person that bid me take them out. I am a baker.</p>
<p>Pigg. He told me a man sent him for them, and that he was opposite the way, but I saw no such man as he described.</p>
<p>The prisoner called
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<p>7. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17691206-7-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 14th of October, there was a regular account taken and set down in a book. A few days after, a King's officer, whose business it is to attend there, told me he was afraid there would be a deficiency in these chintzs. We found by the account we had lost five or six-and-twenty pieces or more. Milbank told me much the same as he has here.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent. I know nothing of the thing laid to my charge.</p>
<p>He called Sir Eglin Alstone, Baronet, who had known him six or seven years,
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<p>8. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17691206-8-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Rudock sent me along with a constable to shew him the prisoner, and I shewed him him, and a quantity of china-ware was found in his pocket. Where he got it I cannot tell.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-8-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had a warrant to apprehend the prisoner and another. I took the prisoner as he was coming out of the warehouse with this china-ware upon him, some in his coat pockets. Going along, I thought he had something in his breeches. I searched him before the Alderman in Guildhall, and found the rest in his breeches. I took him coming out of the company's warehouse in Seething-lane. One of the King's officers that is now here, said to me, Smith was gone, and would have prevented my taking him. I told him I would report him; the prisoner was got out of the warehouse, but not got into the street. (The china-ware produced in court, it was blue and white.)</p>
<p>Mr. Rudock. There is abundance of china-ware of all sorts in that warehouse. I cannot speak with certainty that there were such as these.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I brought that china from on board the ship called the Sea-horse at Deptford, about six that morning, and came up to Iron-gate by water, because I would not lose my call. I brought it into the yard, and left it in an old chest, and hid some of it in my breeches, because the officer should not find it upon me.</p>
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<p>Q. What sort of china were they?</p>
<p>Bunning. There were some cups and some basons, odds and ends he called them; to the best of my remembrance they were blue and white. After that he went one way and I another. I waited for a boat to carry me on shore on the other si de the water; he went up the river in order to get to his work to save his call.</p>
<p>Q. Was you present when he made the bargain?</p>
<p>Bunning. I was.</p>
<p>Q. How many were there of each?</p>
<p>Bunning. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ring them?</p>
<p>Bunning. That I cannot say. I saw him examine some of them, he put them into two or three pockets, they were packed in some India paper; he took a boat and went up; he lives in Falcon-court on the other side the water. I called upon him that morning about five or a quarter after, there, and we walked together part of the way, and the remainder part when we came near the place we took boat and went on board.</p>
<p>Q. to Rudock. What time do you call over your men at the warehouses?</p>
<p>Rudock. We call about eight in the morning this time of the year.</p>
<p>Q. to Bunning. How long was you on board?</p>
<p>Bunning. I believe I might be on board about half an hour or better.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-8-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and Mr. Lovegrove, all spoke well of him as to his character.</p>
<p>Q. to Rothwell. What did the prisoner say for himself when you found the china-ware upon him?</p>
<p>Rothwell. We all asked him if he could give any reason how he came by these goods; he did say in answer, he took them out of the warehouse. This was at Guildhall. The alderman heard him say the same.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he put them in the warehouse first?</p>
<p>Rothwell. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say he brought them from on board the Sea Horse?</p>
<p>Rothwell. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Rudock. He said he had them out of the china warehouse, and did intend to carry them home. He did not say a syllable of having bought them on board the Sea Horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-8-person132" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The elder took a general survey, to see if any of these chests had been opened and could find none that had.</p>
<p>Q. to Rudock. What may this china be worth?</p>
<p>Rudock. I take it, these are worth about twenty-five or twenty-six shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-8-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present when the china was found upon the prisoner before the alderman. He was asked how he came by them; he said he had them out of the warehouse.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear him say any thing of having been on board the Sea Horse?</p>
<p>Miller. No, I did not hear him say any such thing.</p>
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<p>487. See also Bagnell and
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<interp inst="t17691206-13-person181" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came to my shop with a gold pendant, and wanted 4 s. 6 d. on it. I suspecting he stole it, desired him to leave it, and call again, saying my wife was out, and that I had no change. When he came again I stopped him, and insisted on his telling me where he got it; he said he had it of one Jones, a pendant-maker, at the upper end of Wood's Close. He said he was a maker in the wholesale way, and sometimes he could not complete an order on a Saturday night, and then he sent a pendant to make a little money till his order was compleat. I was determined to go and know whether there was such a person, but at last he confessed he had a brother at Mr. Upjohn's, and that he had them of him. I had taken some of him before, which made me suspect, him. I had taken four gold and two silver pendants, and fifty-four watch dial plates of him at different times, between the 2d of October and the 7th of November, which he pledged in the name of
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<interp inst="t17691206-13-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the headborough deposed, he was ordered to search the prisoner John, and found a parcel of watch balances, four watch glasses and one dial plate in his breeches, and that in searching his box at his lodgings in Aylesbury-street, he found several articles in the watch way, and that he heard the prisoners both confess, one to the stealing, and the other receiving the things of him.</p>
<p>The prisoners in their defence said, they were together in St. John's Lane; and there found the things all together in a brown paper.</p>
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<persName id="t17691206-14-person190"> Stephen Winter
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<interp inst="t17691206-14-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am apprentice to Mr. Lowe. On that Sunday morning, being alarmed by a man that the window was broke, master went down, and found the window-blind was taken away. While the carpenter was mending the shutter in the morning about seven, I observed the prisoner went backwards and forwards and stood and looked at him. The man that told master of the house being broke, said, he had got a watchman's staff, and brought it to master. When we went to the beadle, he asked if we had not lost a blind. We said, Yes. Then he said, the man that is now at the bar brought in a blind into the watch-house, and said, he bought it. I told my master of it. We went and got a constable, and went to his room; not making him hear, they were going away. I put my head to the door and heard him snore; then the constable broke the door open. The prisoner appeared to be asleep. We spoke to him two or three times before he got up. The blind stood against a chest in his room; there was nobody in the room but himself. I saw the chisels lying in a cupboard, which had marks upon them as if they had been used in bricks; there was a dark lanthorn with a piece of candle in it in a drawer.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-14-person191"> John Austin
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<interp inst="t17691206-14-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a beadle belonging to St. Luke's parish. I sit up every night in the watch-house. I have seven watchmen under my care; and when I have a vacancy I put one in that man's room. I had a vacancy that night, and I put the prisoner in. He came in late in the morning. I asked him why he staid so late. He pulled off his coat and hat, and sat down his lanthorn. I said, Where is your staff? Said he, I know nothing of it. Then I saw a mahogany blind. I said how came you by that? Master, said he, I found it. Said I, then it is proper it should be left in the watch-house. Said he, I'll tell you how I came by it, I bought it and paid for it honestly; then he took it home. Between eight and nine in the morning, Mr. Lowe's servant came to my house to know what watchman went Old-street beat. Said I, is any thing the matter? The servant said, Yes, my master's house is broke. I said, Has he lost any thing? He said, a mahogany window blind. I said, My watchman has got it. He said, his master desired to speak with me. When I came there, there was the constable; then we went to the prisoner's apartment (he was the watchman that went Old-street beat that night. I had employed him when a vacancy has been) we could make nobody hear. When we found somebody was in bed, we forced the door open; there was he in bed, and the blind in the room. We saw several other things, watchmen's staves, lanthorns, and caps, that had been stolen, which had been used by my own watchmen some time before. We got him up, and carried him to New-prison; it being Sunday, the next day we carried him before the Justice. We found also in his room a dark lanthorn, a tinder-box, and a great many tools, a great deal of worsted yarn, mohair, and other things, that a lady had been robbed of a fortnight before.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was a watchman, and beat every hour. I beat after four o'clock. My fellow watchman went up to the Wind-mill in Goswell-street, and had a pint of purl. I went in, and found this blind lying in a box. I took and carried it down to the watch-house. We were all coming in. My beadle was fast asleep. I carried it home in my hand thinking I should hear of an owner.</p>
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<p>There were other indictments against him for stealing other goods found in his apartment.</p> </div1>
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<p>19. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691206-15-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner twenty years. I never knew any ill of her character till now. She was apprentice to a mantua-maker, and lived by her business. I looked upon her to be an industrious young woman.</p>
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<p>20. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-16-off97 t17691206-16-crimeloc99"/>. About the hour of one in the morning, on the 18th of November, I was awaked by the barking of a large dog that I keep, and heard a crying out among my geese which I had to kill as I had occasion for my own use, and which were in a lumber room in my dwelling-house. There were six of them. I got out of bed, put my waistcoat on, and came into the gallery, when I saw my outward door stood wide open, and my windows and door open into the gallery. The geese were in a room next to the room under my room where I lay. (It is an inn-yard.) It was the bottom door, that leads to the stairs, that I saw open, which leads to some workshops that I have. (I am a file-cutter and grinder.) I have the whole inn and yard upon lease, and I reserve these apartments to myself. Great part of it I lett to a hackneyman, and keep stabling for my own horses. This lumber room is under the roof of my dwelling-house, and a part of it. As soon as I came into the gallery, I heard voices, and thought I knew one, which called my bitch by her name. I heard them catch a goose, and heard her flutter very much. They killed her. Then I cried out - Stop thieves! having nobody to assist me. The moon shone very bright. There came out a man with a great deal of composure, and asked me what was the matter. He saw me in the gallery. I made use of an oath, and said he was a thief. They were stealing my geese; but I knew one of them. He called me a thief, and said, if I did not go in, he would shoot me; but before the words were well out of his mouth, I heard something snap. I saw his hands together. I made use of another oath, and bid him shoot away. I drew back, but did not go in. Then I saw two more men come out of the same door. There is a little ride that shaded that, so I could not see them; but I heard them go down the yard. It was a very cold night, and being almost naked, I went to bed again. I had only two little boys in the house: I called to them to get a candle, and to go and look among the geese, for I thought some of them were killed. The boy went, and came and said there were three missing. When I got up, which was between seven and eight, I missed only two. I went to Justice Welch, and got a warrant against the evidence,
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<p>Q. Was that outward door fast at your going to bed?</p>
<p>Kendrick. I locked it myself. In the morning I observed no marks of violence upon the door, but found it unlocked on the inside. On the Sunday week after, I had intelligence he was at a chandler's shop. I went to take him; but he ran when he saw me. I having boots and a great coat on, he outran me. I called - Stop thief! and he was stopped at the corner of Lincoln's Inn-Fields. I brought him home, and desired the people to keep him till I got a constable; but when I returned, I found they had permitted him to go up into his room. I was told, if I would go to him, he would tell me every thing about it. I went up, and he told me. He is here to be examined, and will give the account himself. I never found my geese again. Then I got a warrant on his information against the prisoner. I cannot say I ever saw him till I saw him at Mr. Welch's office. I heard him examined there. He confessed that he, the evidence, and one Houghton, met at the One Tun, at the corner of Field-Lane, went down the Fleet-Market, and so into Fleet-Street. I think he said he either primed a pistol or loaded it, and then they were determined to come and rob me of these geese. He acknowledged how the fact was done. He said, the evidence got over the coach-houses, then into the gallery, and so came down, and let himself and Houghton in; and that Simms called my bull-bitch by her name, and clapped her. The justice asked him if he heard Houghton and I have words; he said he was backwards, and
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<p>Q. How much of his time has Simms served?</p>
<p>Kendrick. I think he came apprentice to me in February 1762. He is a parish apprentice from Dorsetshire.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-16-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had known the prisoner about seven weeks, when he and Houghton persuaded me several times to go and rob my master. He, I and Houghton were together that night, at the One Tun, at the corner of Field-Lane. We went from thence down Fleet-Market, into Fleet-Street, intending to stop somebody. When we came into Fleet-Street, the prisoner pulled a pistol out of his pocket, and put some gunpowder into the pan. We then went through Clare-Market, and so came to my master's about one in the morning. Then I got over my master's gallery rails into the gallery: Houghton lifted me up. I went down and unlocked the bottom door; the key was in it; and then the bull-bitch began to bark. I called her by her name, and kept her quiet. The prisoner and Houghton then came in. I catched two of the geese, gave them to Houghton, and he killed them. They made such a noise, they disturbed master, and he came out. Houghton went out to the door, and had some words with master: he bade master go in, or he would absolutely shoot him. Then we all went out of the yard into Holborn, and staid there about ten minutes. The outward door of the inn yard was open. We all of us returned into the inn yard again. The two geese lay behind the door; I took them up, and gave Houghton one, and
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<interp inst="t17691206-16-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 26th of November I was sent for to Mr. Welch's, where were warrants against Randall and Houghton, and I was desired to see if I could apprehend them. I took the evidence with me, and apprehended Randall in Field-Lane. I took him before Justice Welch. When he came there, he confessed every thing. He and the evidence did not differ in the least in the account they gave of going from the One Tun to Fleet-Market, from thence into Fleet-Street, and in assisting to lift the evidence over to let them in, killing the geese, one taking one, the other the other, to Blackboy-Alley, to one Mrs. Hall's. He made a free and voluntary confession, with only being asked what he had to say for himself. He confessed immediately.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The evidence has taken a great many false oaths. I was at the One Tun, and they desired me to go. I was very fuddled. Houghton and he had made an agreement to go before, and desired me to go; at last I agreed. We went up Fleet-Street. I do not know whether he had a pistol or not. I stood at the lower part, and Houghton lifted the evidence up; he then opened the door, and went in. I never was in the room. We went from thence into Holborn, and staid about ten minutes; then we came again, and the evidence then fetched the two geese out, when Houghton took them, put them into his apron, and took them to Mrs. Hall's, in Blackboy-Alley.</p>
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<p>The Prosecutor was called, but did not appear.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-18-off106" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing a stuff gown, value 8 s. a silk cloak, value 12 s. two linen aprons, value 3 s. two shifts, value 3 s. a silk handkerchief, value 3 s. and two pair of cotton stockings, value 12 d. </rs> the property of
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-18-victim218 t17691206-18-viclabel107"/>; now Dorothy wife of
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-18-victim218 t17691206-18-viclabel109"/> in the Strand: I lodge in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-18-off106 t17691206-18-crimeloc110"/>. The prisoner lodged with me about a fortnight. She went away last cherry-time; I cannot tell the day of the month or week. She behaved well the time she staid. When she went away she took the things mentioned in the indictment with her. She was taken last Wednesday se'nnight, with my gown on her back, and brought into the Strand to me by
<persName id="t17691206-18-person219"> Elizabeth Thompson
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<interp inst="t17691206-18-person219" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17691206-18-person219" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . (The gown produced and deposed to.) She said she took the things to go down into the country to see her children. She had pawned a handkerchief of mine in Bridge-street, where I found it. (Produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-18-person220" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I knowing this gown to be the prosecutrix's, stopped the prisoner with it, and took her to where the prosecutrix sits in the Strand.</p>
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<p>My husband has been twelve months last Thursday in the Savoy. I wanted to go home to see my children in the country; and, as she had given me leave to make use of her things before, I took these things to wear, not thinking I should stay so long.</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutrix. Did you ever give her liberty to wear your things?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I have given her liberty to wear handkerchiefs and caps, or so.</p>
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<p>23. 24. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-19-victim227 t17691206-19-viclabel114"/>. I have done their business these seven years as a ship-broker. I missed some old iron out of a warehouse in
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<interp inst="t17691206-19-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was set to watch the warehouse up one pair of stairs about nine in the morning. I saw Drury go down the wharf between two and three o'clock; there was one
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<p>Drury's Defence.</p>
<p>He did not carry them out into the street; he put them under the logs.</p>
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<p>25. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 31st of October, about two in the night, I was coming out of my Lord Vane's house, which is in Argyll-buildings. I met a watchman in
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person238" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's house. I saw the last man come out. I ran up to the door, and found it open; that last man was the prisoner. I pursued and called, Stop thief! We pursued into Carnaby-street. The watchman in that street hearing me call, he met us. The prisoner fell down, and I fell upon him. The watchman laid hold of him on one side, and I the other. We got him up, and on conducting him back to the end of Argyll-street, turning round into the street, he pulled out something from his pocket and threw it away, and dropped something on the stones which jingled, then he drew out a clasp-knife, (producing a sharp-pointed clasp-knife about ten or eleven inches long) and opened it; this is it. I saw him make a stab at me. I clasped my hand against my side, and received the point in my arm. I cried out, Watchman, knock him down, I am stabbed. The prisoner kept playing away at me, stabbing at me with his knife. I received one cut in my right finger, and a cut across my coat at my left hip, and several cuts in my hat. In one cut the knife went through my hat and cut a slant cut on the left side my head, which made the blood run to my ear. I received a small scratch with the end of the knife on my forehead on my right temple. (he showed the marks of the cuts in his flesh and on his cloaths) I called to him several times to drop his knife. He said, he would not. The watchman hit him several blows, and at last knocked him down; he still said he would not drop his knife. Then we got him up, and he said he would go wherever we pleased. We carried him to Mrs. Winford's house, and sent to Mr. Spinnage's. The clerk came down and searched the prisoner. He found a bag upon him and a bunch of matches. After that he was carried to the watch house.</p>
<p>Q. How near is the house you came out of to Mrs. Winford's house?</p>
<p>Gascoyne. There are but about four or five feet between our doors. Her house was locked up for a season while she went out of town. There was no body in the house when we took the prisoner; he had no shoes on. We went into Mrs. Winford's house. We could see by marks of their making water against the wainscot,
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<persName id="t17691206-20-person239"> Robert Stevenson
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman. I was going round as usual with my lanthorn: Coming past this door, I stopped to speak to the gentleman four or five minutes. In the mean time, three men came out of Mrs. Winford's house. I said, here are three men come out of this house. Said he, they must be thieves. We found the door was open. He pursued. Before he got the prisoner up, I was up at him. The prisoner began stabbing, and he stabbed me through my watch-coat in two places. (he shewed the cuts) We carried him back to the house. After which, I was left in charge of the house, while they took him to the Round-house till the morning.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-20-person240"> John Curtis
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in Carnaby-Street. Upon hearing the cry of, Stop thief, I directly made that way, when I met the prisoner, and was going to strike at him; but he immediately dropped down; and the other running so fast after him, he tumbled upon him, and in carrying him back, he pulled out some things, and dropped them down. I imagine it was these two keys (producing two small stocklock keys) which were found in the same spot afterwards. He after that pulled out a clasp-knife, opened it, and fell to stabbing away as fast as he could. Mr. Gascoyne cried out he was stabbed. They were so close together, I could not knock him down, without hurting one of the others. He turned his hand back, with intent to stick the knife into my throat; then I knocked him down immediately. We secured him, and took him to Mrs. Winford's house, where we further secured him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a locksmith. I was sent for. I tried these keys, they would not open the street-door.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-20-person242"> John Mather
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . About two that morning, I heard a prodigious knocking at Mr. Spinnage's door, I am clerk there. I got up. There was Mr. Gascoyne there and a watchman. They told me a house had been broke open. I went with them to Mrs. Winford's house. I asked him how he came there; he said, he did not know. He said the watchman had knocked him down, and robbed him of his shoes. I examined his pocket, and found this bag, a bunch of matches, and a cord in his pocket. (Produced in Court.) We tied his hands with the cord, and took him to the watch-house.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-20-person243"> William Torey
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman in Marlborough street, and as I was coming up the street I heard the call of, Stop thief. Before I got to the place the prisoner was taken, and they were carrying him back to Mrs. Winford's house. I thought there were enough to take care of him. I stopped at the end of Marlborough street. He made a scuffle to get away, but I came up and laid hold of the back of the collar of his coat. Mr. Gascoyne said he was cut all to pieces. We took him to the house, and from thence to the watch-house, and coming up to Marlborough-street again, I found a pair of shoes upon a bench belonging to a cheesemonger; there were buckles in them.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-20-person244"> Sarah Haines
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person244" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . As I was going home on the 31st of October, I found this dark lanthorn in Marlborough-street. ( Produced in Court.)</p>
<persName id="t17691206-20-person245"> Ann Diggot
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<interp inst="t17691206-20-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The keys of Mrs. Winford's house were left at Mr. Higden's house by her. There came an order from her to send some furniture from that house down to her. I went into the house for it; when I came out I locked the door, and put my hand to it, and know it was fast. This was some few days before the prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>Mr. Higden. When Mrs. Winford went out she left the key of her door with me; and, by virtue of a letter which she sent the 12th of September, wherein she desired I would let this last witness go and fetch the things she ordered: she went, and brought the key again in about two hours after; and it has never been out of my custody since.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a poor man, and deal in old cloaths; I did work in gardens. I happened to get up to Hyde-Park-Corner, and got in liquor, and then was making the best of my way home. What these gentlemen here swear to, I know no more of than the child unborn. They took my shoes off; I asked for them when I was in the watch-house; they brought me a pair of shoes, not mine: mine had a pair of silver buckles in them; they would have persuaded me they were mine. They searched me, and took a bag from me and a bunch of matches; which latter I had from a woman who was selling a paper of something in regard to Wilkes, but, instead of that, sold the matches, and gave the paper in, and I gave her a halfpenny. How I came to put the matches in my pocket I know not. When I came to ask for my shoes they used me worse and worse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-21-person252" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> left her trunk at my house. I know the gown and piece of Irish were in it. The prisoner was my servant. She came the Wednesday week before Lord-Mayor's day. The trunk was in the room where she lay. She staid till Lord-Mayor's day three o'clock. She would stay no longer.
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<interp inst="t17691206-21-person253" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came the day after to fetch the things away, and missed the gown and cloth. A warrant was taken out, and the prisoner was taken and charged with taking them. She owned she had sold the gown in Rosemary-lane for 1 l. 6 s. to
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<interp inst="t17691206-21-person255" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with the constable when the prisoner was taken up. I heard her confess she opened the trunk with a key of her own, and took out the gown, and locked the trunk again, and went and sold it in Rosemary-lane. We went with her to Mr. Whitmore's, who said he bought such a gown of her for 26 s. and that he had sold it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-21-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Golden Ball in Rosemary-lane. On the Tuesday before Lord-Mayor's day my wife bought a silk gown of the prisoner for 26 s. it was a pink colour, lined with a dirty coloured white; and on the Tuesday following came a countrywoman and her two daughters; where they live I do not know. I sold it them with other things.</p>
<p>The prisoner in her defence said the gown she sold was her own.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-22-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost three shirts the same night. In going to enquire at the pawnbrokers, the prisoner was at one pawning a shirt. I stopped her, and sent for the apprentice, who came and said it was not mine. Then she said she would punish me for stopping her. We took her to the justice's; then it came out who the shirt belonged to. The prosecutor owned it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Another woman desired me to go and pawn it.</p>
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<p>28. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17691206-23-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 6th of December, the day the two convicts were executed, after the execution I was going about business I had to do in Spitalfields: after I had done my business I came to the officer of the guards. The high constable was telling him, that the mob were demolishing Mr. Chauvet's house, and begged of him to advance with his troops; they said they had sent for a magistrate and one was coming. I said, I will go and see what situation the house is in, and I will send you word of it. When I came into the yard, which was about five minutes after one o'clock, there were a number of people before the house; I suppose to the number of four or five thousand; they were in the street as thick as
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<p>Q. Where is his house?</p>
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<p>Q. How many people were in the room when you went in?</p>
<p>Captain Taylor. I believe there were six or eight. I got powder and ball and advanced to the windows, and asked the people if they were not ashamed of their behaviour, and told them the consequence of it. I thought once I had got them into a good humour. There were at that time seven or eight fellows, one of which was the prisoner, who came over towards me, and asked me if I was Chauvet, and said, D - n you, if I thought you was, I'd hang you up directly. I was charging a pistol at the time. I advanced and said, I thank you for the hint, for if you advance one inch farther, I'll blow your brains out. I then shewed them my other pistol; they began to throw stones at me. I could have shot the prisoner several times, but I did not chuse it, for fear of killing women or children. They were hallooing out, Pull the house down - Hang him. I said, what signifies pulling the house down, you had better go home. They said, the Sheriffs hanged the men up like dogs, they would not let them have time to say their prayers. Said I, if you stay till the soldiers come, you will not have time to say Lord have mercy upon me. If they are at you in a direct line, they may kill twenty with a shot. Thus I talked to them five or six minutes. There was a fellow in blue extremely active. He took good aim at my head. The stone hit me on my shoulder. I ran up and should have shot him, I believe, but he squatted down and ran up among the people. I called him cowardly scoundrel. I called for a broad sword. They had none. They brought me a small sword. I said, that fellow shall be dead or alive in five minutes. I came upon the back of the prisoner: he was standing over-right Mr. Chauvet's house. I catched hold of him, and said, I'll have you dead or alive, and if any go to rescue him, I'll shoot them; and pointed my sword to him. I took him away. The fellow said, I should be glad to ask you a question; I said you may propose them before the magistrate. The first thing he said was, he knew all the cutters. I said, You will hang yourself. He said, his wife worked for Mr. Chauvet. I said, There he stands, if you have any thing to say against him, upon my honour, I will be as much your friend as his, if you make it appear he has wronged you. Did you ever hear your wife say he ever stopped any money, or lowered the wages? No sir, said he, he was a good man. Said I, How could you be so bad a man to Mr. Chauvet?</p>
<p>Q. Describe what was done to the house?</p>
<p>Captain Taylor. The window shutters on the left hand side, and the wainscot on the inside, all from top to bottom, and the door that was locked and barred, were broke.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them breaking them?</p>
<p>Captain Taylor. No: they all ran out head over heels; and there stood till I had loaded my pistols; they had broke all the sash frames in the lower part of the house before I came. The shutters were hanging down. They were in but one room to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Was the wainscot pulled down?</p>
<p>Captain Taylor. No: it was not, it was split in two or three places; they had tried to break into the back parlour. I saw the man in blue throw a brickbat in, which hit the wainscot.</p>
<p>Q. Were any bricks of the house pulled out?</p>
<p>Captain Taylor. I do not know that there were. The stone steps going up to the landing place, were broke.</p>
<p>Court. Are there any evidence that can go farther?</p>
<p>Council. We cannot prove there was any part of the house pulled down.</p>
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<p>Rubon Cannicot. I am coachman to
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<interp inst="t17691206-25-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; and buy old clothes, and old rags, and such things. I met the prisoner with this coat, in Cheapside, last Saturday morning about nine o'clock. He asked me if I would buy it. I went with him down Pater-noster-row, and in a little court that goes from thence to St. Paul's-church-yard, there I bought it, and paid him the money, fourteen shillings; but told him I would not part with him till he sent for a surety. We were in a public-house; he wanted to break thro' the window; I held him, and the man of the house assisted me. I brought him before my lord-mayor; my lord ordered the coat to be advertised, and Mr. Cannicot came and described it before he saw it; and I went with him to Mr. Wrights. (Produced and deposed to by Cannicot.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My brother was a coachman; I had this coat of him; he was coachman to Mr. Hutchinson in Southampton. I offered it to this man; am a bricklayer; my brother has been dead some time; I am a Guernsey man.</p>
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<p>31. (L.)
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<p>Thomas Hill. On the 18th of last month, as I was coming out of Thames-street. I heard the cry, Stop thief! I made a full stop, and saw the prisoner running towards me. I saw no foul in the street but him.</p>
<p>Q. How near you was he, when you saw him at first?</p>
<p>Hill. Not twenty yards, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Mr. Shepherd's house?</p>
<p>Hill. I believe it is about a hundred yards distant from the place I took the prisoner; he was running so swift, that when I catched hold of him, it brought me almost round. My brother was with me, and he directly took hold of him. We brought him back to Mr. Shepherd's house. When the constable came, he had four handkerchiefs in his right hand. There was one picked
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<p>(Produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a weaver by trade. I was running along Tower-Street, when this man charged me with stealing some butter. I was running along to make the best of my way to Limehouse. I never meddled with the butter; I kicked four handkerchiefs before me, and then I took them up.</p>
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<p>(M.) He was a second time time indicted for
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<p>Q. How long had you been gone out?</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-26-person288" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Mr. Sturges came to my master's, I was lighting him out at the door, and, by the light of the candle. I saw something lying white; he picked up a pair of stays, I put the candle down, and took up a white apron. I looked up to Mr. White's window, and saw a man coming to the window with things ready to throw out. When I spoke he drew back, we then went up, and finding the door fast, we broke it open, and there we took the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door locked on the outside or inside?</p>
<p>Ewer. It was locked on the inside. (The things produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming along; two fellows took my hat, and chucked it in at the window; I went up to get it; and they came up and catched me in the room.</p>
<p>Sturges. When we took him, he said he was drunk, and got in to sleep.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. White. How do you think he got into your room?</p>
<p>Mrs. White. There was a pane broke, by which means he could open the window. I suppose he got in at the window.</p>
<p>Ewer. The window is ten feet high from the ground.</p>
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<p>32. (M.)
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>I was coming by, and saw this harness lying in the street. I picked them up, and the Gentleman came to me, and asked me where I got them? I said, I picked them up. I was a stranger in the place, and was enquiring where I could get a place for service.</p>
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<p>Q. What is the value of these pieces?</p>
<p>Silvester. They are worth about 6 s.</p>
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<interp inst="t17691206-28-person307" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am son to the prosecutor; I suspected the prisoner all the time she was in the shop, knowing her to be a thief before. She was some time on her knees at the bing, where the pieces of sole leather lies; she bought a bit for three-halfpence ( produced in court) this is it; after she went out of the shop my father sent me after her. I gave her a short turn round, and she dropped nine pieces; they are my father's property. When she was brought back into the shop, she begged pardon.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am not guilty. I had not that leather in the shop.</p>
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<p>34, 35. (L.)
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<p>John Green. Between four and five o'clock last Tuesday evening, I saw the two prisoners standing by a hogshead of tobacco on
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<p>I can't say nothing for myself.</p>
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<p>36. (L.)
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<p>The witnesses were examined apart.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17691206-31-off185 t17691206-31-crimeloc187"/>. On Monday the 11th of September, between one and two in the morning, I was awaked from my first sleep. I heard a calling out, Where does
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176912060024"/> you can afford it, we will do you no harm; you have got good business. Upon that I told them, I would come and speak to them; but upon my going down with only my shirt and night-cap on, I thought to myself, I would not open the door till they had resolution enough to break the house; I went into the yard and staid there, and heard them chop with a thing I believe to be an ax, and with an iron crow, making at the shutter of the door, which is an inch and a quarter; it is a sash door; there I staid till I heard the glass all flying into the passage in the house. I heard such a noise of their breaking, that I thought my life, and the lives of my family would be in great danger; thought it was broke enough for them almost to get in without me. Then I said, Gentlemen, pray do not make this noise, I will undo the door. I drawed the lock back, it was a spring-lock, and unbolted it; they had knocked it so, that the bolt and all stuck very fast: upon my opening it, half a dozen men came in a very riotors manner, and asked me where my work was. (I work for Mr.
<persName id="t17691206-31-person328"> Thomas Cook
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) Five of them found the staircase and went up, and the sixth man I fixed myself against, and entered into a discourse with him. I fell to telling him I had a good right to have looms worked, and they had no right to cut mine, for I was willing to pay; and that I had been very diligent to desire the men to pay the money, to save their masters property and their own.</p>
<p>Q. Pay, what money do you mean?</p>
<p>Clarke. They demanded two shillings a loom, which we were obliged to pay, or have the goods destroyed, and the master's work also.</p>
<p>Q. What was that to be paid for?</p>
<p>Clarke. Because they thought they had done some advantage to the journeymen in advancing their price, or having their price kept up. I also told him I had a little money that was collected the night before; that it was so little that it was not worth tending, but we should meet again next Saturday, and then I should have more money. With my telling him I had a right to a loom's work as well as any man in the trade, it prevailed upon him to call them down, and telling them they were all wrong, they would not come down till he was obliged to use cutters language, which was, Blast your eyes! and D - n your eyes! and so on. Then they all came down, and all went out. At their going out Mr. Gusset said, (that was the man that I conversed with) if he ever heard such a report of me he would cut my ears off. When they came down, I expected they were going away, and that I should hear no more of them. I began to lock the door, but the lock was so hard to get in that I could not fasten the door till they returned again, and demanded entrance. I told them I would open the door. Mr. Gusset came in again, and fixed himself before me, and asked me whether my wife ever made such work as that; I said she had, but they might depend upon it, she should make no more of it. (It was a two-coloured flowered sattin, which I have here) Then there came three other people in. I am not certain whether they had been in before. Mr. Gusset was talking to me, he put his face to mine, there was a man slipped behind his back whom I thought I knew by his stature and bulk, but was not then certain. I took him to be the man that is now in Newgate,
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; after that there came a tall man in, about six feet high, with a broad sword, or a cutlass in his hand; he slipped by me; then the prisoner came in, with a different tone of voice, which was very particular. The very same voice I heard before in the street; he came in a different form; they all past before my face. This man came to my right shoulder, and put his mouth to my mouth, and spoke in the voice of a woman; he had a light-coloured great coat on, and another under it; he past round by my right shoulder. I saw him close by the other man that entered first; and I saw the tall man, whose name I understand is Bantam, with a sword over my head, waiting, as I thought, for the word of Gusset to chop me down.</p>
<p>Q. What were the words the prisoner said?</p>
<p>Clarke. I cannot recollect any particular word, but his tone was so particular; the tall man first entered the stairs, and went up, the prisoner followed him as close as he could; then I addressed myself again to the man I first conversed with, when they were gone up to cut the work; but they had a good deal to do to find the work. I had a good deal of discourse with the man, in pleading my right to work, and if they cut the work it would be the wrongest thing they did since they went to cutting. I talked to him till another man under the window said, D - n you, what signifies standing talking to him? then I went into the yard, and staid a while, and heard two mens voices; one said, Here it goes. I heard them cutting the mountear and the things fall. My shop is up stairs, and there is a very long light; that you may hear any body speak there when in the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176912060025"/> yard where I stood. I heard the lingoes fall (they are small leaden weights, part of the mountear,) and I heard the clashing of the glass moles to pieces, they belong to the mountear; there I heard Mr. Eastman's natural voice, saying, Here it goes. I knew him four or five years before, and have often discoursed with him about weaving; he was no particular acquaintance of mine, far from it; though he never affronted me in his life before. I cannot tell whether Bantam was up in the rooms were the work was. When they had done their business they all went out; Bantam was in the one-pair of stairs, he called to them as they were coming down, and asked if they had taken care of the reed; they said all things were safe; they went away, and I saw no more of them that night (all the four) there were six in the first time; they did not go away till the clock struck two. I got up in the morning, and went into the shop about six o'clock. I found the mountear cut all to-pieces (that is a tackle that causes the flowers to be made in the work; it is used in making flowered silk; it will make all manner of flowers. (Produced in broken pieces) and (two pieces of sattin produced) this is the work. It is called the Leopard spot. (The lingoes produced.) [they are about the bigness of the tube of a tobacco pipe, about six or eight inches long, fastened to a small cord or thread, at one end.] (A piece of a shuttle, and the reed broke in three pieces produced.) There were two shuttles, they broke one in two pieces, and damaged the other; the reed is entirely spoiled. The quill-wheel is a large thing; I have not brought that, they broke that; the use of that is to wind quills on pipes, which pipes or quills are put into the shuttle; that is a particular tool used in weaving all broad silk; the shuttle and quill-wheel were my property. (A brass point to a scabbard of a hanger or cutlass produced.) This I found in the room the next day.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a candle in your hand when you opened the door?</p>
<p>Clarke. No: but there is a lamp before the door, that we may see the colour of every man's clothes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you positive, and sure, or have you any doubt whether you saw Eastman in the manner you have said?</p>
<p>Clarke. I have no manner of doubt at all; was I as sure of the other as I am of him, I should have done the same by him; but I was tender of
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<p>Q. Whose property was the silk?</p>
<p>Clarke. It was the property of
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<p>Mr. Cook. This silk was worth 15 or 16 l. now it is not worth a penny.</p>
<p>Clarke. There was a good deal of this silk taken away; this was would upon the roll in my house, part of which is this Leopard spot, which was in part made. I went to Mr. Cook, and told him what had been done, and said, I could swear to some of the persons; and that I would go to Sir
<persName id="t17691206-31-person332"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Cook desired me to hold my tongue, thinking we should not be safe.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to open the door when they first called to you?</p>
<p>Clarke. Because I was determined they should never cut my work till they had first broke my house. I had a mind to see whether they had resolution to do it.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner whisper?</p>
<p>Clarke. No: he spoke very loud, I imagined his intention was to frighten me.</p>
<p>Q. How near is the lamp to your door?</p>
<p>Clarke. It is so near, the place is so narrow, that two carts cannot pass without one stopping; the lamp is about a yard and a half from being opposite my door. This conversation was close to the door.</p>
<p>Q. How could you distinguish the prisoner's face when he was at your right shoulder?</p>
<p>Clarke. Because I turned about and looked him full in the face.</p>
<p>Q. How many pair of stairs was it to the room where they were?</p>
<p>Clarke. There are three pair.</p>
<p>Q. Have you never declared that you did not know the prisoner was one of them?</p>
<p>Clarke. Some times I have been obliged not to know him.</p>
<p>Q. Whether have you in fact ever declared to any body, that you did not know the prisoner to be one of them?</p>
<p>Clarke. No: never in my life. I have said to some people, sometimes, that I did know him; but I must not know him, because Mr. Cook desired me, for the safety of his work, not to say any thing. One time I was at the Red-lion, there was the prisoner; Bantam and another. I was tried there and examined as much as now. They were preparing a jack-ass to ride me; that was through the instigation of one of Mr. Cook's journeymen. I was obliged to say what I had said was in a joke. If I had not,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176912060026"/> possibly they would have rode me, and perhaps taken away my life. Mr. Gusset was chair-man there, they had laid a charge that Mr. Cook did not pay his men the price for work. I cleared all the points; then Mr. Gusset declared, the man that laid the Information before them ought to be punished.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not declared, you would not stir a step but for the sake of the reward?</p>
<p>Clarke. No, never in my life; there is a gentleman can prove, I have said, I did not desire the reward.</p>
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<persName id="t17691206-31-person334"> Daniel Clarke
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the people came to our house on the 11th of September, at night, or the 12th in the morning, between one and two. They broke the door to pieces, and cut the shutter, and broke the glass: they demanded entrance, and got in; then they went away again; they were demanded out again by the man below stairs; he blasted them, and said, They were all wrong, they were got to the wrong house; but they came again in about two or three minutes, and demanded entrance; two of them came up the first stairs, and demanded to know where the B - h his wife was, saying, they would murder her directly, and they would cut his ears off, if he did not come up and show them where the work was. When they got up,
<persName id="t17691206-31-person335"> Isaac Solomon
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person335" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's wife stood with a candle in her hand; they said, Blast your eyes! take the light in! Then she took it in, and shut the door; then they said that is right, and blasted her again, and demanded the light from her; she was in a two-pair-of-stairs room; they took the light from her, and never brought it her again; they then went up another pair of stairs. I can't say I could distinguish any thing when they were up there, only these words, Here goes, and blast the b - b we'll learn her to make Leopard sattin; they were there, it may be about a quarter of an hour; there came a man with a very rough voice up the first stairs, he wanted to know of them why they were up stairs so long; then he came up the second pair of stairs; then they came down, he asked whether they had taken care of the reed; they answered, as they came down, all was safe; then he asked what it was, one of them answered, it was a sattin with Leopard spots; then they said the Lion had been too much for the Leopard; then they went away; then I went and got my husband to bed.</p>
<p>Q. Why were they offended at the Leopard spot?</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person336"> Elisabeth Clarke
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person336" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did it, they were offended because it was a work too good for a woman to have a hand in; then I went up to the workshop about half an hour after they were gone. I found the work was cut to-pieces, and thrown about the floor. The reed was in three pieces, the little harness all to-pieces, the great harness likewise, and the cane; the males broke and thrown under the loom, and a shuttle broke; the great harness is part of the mounture, the mangoes were broke, and upon the ground, and the quill wheel was also broke; the silk was in the loom; the cane was white, shot down with black and gold into Leopard spots, about six yards of it; this is part of it ( produced here). The mounture was
<persName id="t17691206-31-person337"> Thomas Cook
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; the shuttle and quill wheel were my husband's; all was safe and and in working order between seven and eight over night.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What room was you in at the time?</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person338"> Elizabeth Clarke
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person338" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in the first pair of stairs room.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your husband?</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person339"> Elizabeth Clarke
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person339" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He was in the passage, speaking to one of them for some considerable time. I heard him, and saw from the front window there were about a dozen in company; to let me know that I saw them, they threw a stone in through the glass, which hit the side of my face. The first man spoke with his natural voice, and the second with a woman's voice, very squeaking; the third blasted my eyes, and desired me to come down and open the door, and said he would not hurt me; there was a lamp opposite. If I had not been frightened, I might have seen them so as to have known them by that lamp; it is not five yards from our door, besides, I could by the light of the morning, it was a pretty bright morning.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person340"> Thomas Cook
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Clarke worked for me in September last; he came and told me of the silk being cut; that silk that he had in his loom was my property, which was cut; it was in the mounture, and I delivered it upon a hand roll, and they put it all in order; but it was destroyed in the loom.</p>
<p>Issac Solomon. I lodged at Mr. Clark's in September last, up two-pair-of-stairs, in a back room. I saw some of the men go up stairs. I do not know how many there were, and when they came down, there was nothing but blasting and swearing. I heard nothing material about the silk.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176912060027"/>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never was much acquainted with Mr. Clark. He pretended he knew my voice and my stature. I saw him after the work was cut, two or three times. We answered, How do you do? and How do you do? I saw him at the Red-Lion, at which he pretends was a committee; he spoke nothing to me about his work being cut; he bid me a good night, and I him. I know not where he lives; he pretended to say the mounture was his master's, it is none of his master's.</p>
<p>Clarke. I do not remember meeting him once. I did see him at the Red-Lion; but dared not mention it to him. I knew my life was not safe in such a man's hands. I saw him at another time with three other cutters at the sign of the Ship, with
<persName id="t17691206-31-person341"> John Smith
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<persName id="t17691206-31-person342"> John Thompson
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , clerk of the Dreadnought sloop, as they called it, and the clerk of the Defiance sloop. I never met him alone since, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person343"> James Williams
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had some conversation with
<persName id="t17691206-31-person344"> Daniel Clarke
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in respect to the cutting the silk; his work was cut. On the Sunday after he came to supper with me in Crabtree-row, near Bethnal-green church; his wife came first and he after her, after service; she having mentioned something of it, when he came in I asked him if he knew any of them, he said no, he knew never a man of them, so as to swear to them, he wish'd he could. After that he repeated the words, d - n them for rogues; he was not sorry the work was cut, for the work was so bad that he could not work it; he was glad it was cut out. Several times I have been with him, I at his house and he at mine. He always did declare he could swear to no man at all. My son and house-keeper were by at the time; he was just come from service, and began to tell me, Mr. Eastman and Mr. Haddon, were taken. I asked him, Who swore against Haddon? he said the little boy. I did not ask him after the other. Then he said he would go to Mr. Chauvet's partner; he was very uneasy. They proposed to free him by way of security for himself, and if they were not so good as their word, they must do the business themselves. I went with him, but cannot rightly tell what he told the man. He said he would speak to the gentleman about the two men that he had swore against; the servant said, what two men, they that are under sentence? he said no, the two men that were taken on Saturday night; he said his house was not safe; it was not so much in sight of the guards as his master's was. They went to an alehouse, and I went to Clark's house till he came back.</p>
<p>Q. Explain that of security.</p>
<p>Williams. He said, they proposed this to him, he wanted security for himself, and they proposed to secure him as he said.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person345"> James Williams
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person345" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , jun. I am son to the last evidence. I remember being with Mr. Clark and my father the Sunday after the work was cut. He told my father his work had been cut out. My father asked him if he knew any of them. He said no, he wished he did; but he was not sorry that it was cut out, because the work was so bad.</p>
<p>Q. Who was by at the time?</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person346"> James Williams
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person346" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . There was his wife there and my mother, and nobody else.</p>
<p>Williams the Elder. He calls her mother, because she has been my housekeeper fourteen years. Her name is
<persName id="t17691206-31-person347"> Diana Eagan
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person347" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person348"> Diana Eagan
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person348" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Crabtree-row, Hackney-road, with Mr. Williams. Mr. Clark came the Sunday after his work was cut out; his wife came first, she seemed not well. I asked her what was the matter? she said, she had had a sad affair. We have had the cutters, and I was so frightened, that I have not since hardly been out of my bed. I said, I hope they have not cut your goods. She said, no, nothing but the work. I said, it is pitty you did not know them. Did you make any remarks on them? she said no, none at all. Mr. Clark said the same, but said he was not sorry the work was cut out; for it was a bad commodity, and would never be worked out: he said he did not know one of them. He was so frightened, he went to the back door instead of going to the other.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Were there many that had their work cut about Spitalfields?</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person349"> Diana Eagan
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person349" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . There were.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect any of them that were very ready to tell who did them the injury?</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person350"> Diana Eagan
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person350" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . No, sir, but they always declared they did not know one of them.</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person351"> Elizabeth Ham
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person351" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was in company with Mr. and Mrs. Clark on the 18th of October. We supped together. (I do not know the prisoner at the bar). Mr. Clark was talking with Mr.
<persName id="t17691206-31-person352"> Ham
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<interp inst="t17691206-31-person352" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> a considerable time in one part of the room. When he came from that, he, Mr. Clark, bid his wife hold her foolish tongue; it was nothing
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="176912060028"/> but that foolish little boy; he himself let them in, and did not know never a one of them; it was that little scoundrel of a boy said it was Mr. Haddon that cut the work out of the loom. I said, what, have you any work cut out of the loom? yes, said he, the boy says it was one Mr. Haddon; I said, were they disguised? no, said he; but the boy said they had got womens bonnets on, and I desire never to say nothing about it, for I did not know any of them, (or words to that Effect.) Mr. Clark was angry with his boy for saying it was Haddon; because he had been intimate with Haddon twenty years. He said he let them in, thinking he might have known them, but he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not talk of any danger?</p>
<persName id="t17691206-31-person353"> Elisabeth Ham
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