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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177304210001"/>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 21st, Thursday the 22d, Friday the 23d, Saturday the 24th, Monday the 26th, Tuesday the 27th, and Wednesday the 28th of APRIL, 1773.
<p>In the Thirteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fourth 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 Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>The *, +, ++ and ~, refer to the Judges by whom the Prisoners were tried.</p>
<p>(L.) First London Jury.</p>
<p>(2d L.) Second London Jury.</p>
<p>(M.) First Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>(2d M.) Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>First London Jury.</p>
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<p>Second London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Whether you ever saw me near the place?</p>
<p>Moulds. I think I have seen him begging in the neighbourhood.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-1-person60"> Elizabeth Davis
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person60" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am Niece to Mr. Dobbs; I was in town with my uncle on the 2d of March: this Mrs. Moulds's husband came to inform me that the house had been broke open; I went down and discovered the things missing which are mentioned in the indictment; I took the inventory of them myself. On the 11th of March as I was passing thro' Grub-street, I by accident saw a handkerchief hanging at the door of an Old-clothes-shop; I knew it very well; it was my own work, and had my own mark in the middle; I asked the price of it; the woman whose name is
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's next day; he sent two constables with me to the shop; I told Mrs.
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I insisted she should tell me who she bought the handkerchief of; she said she had bought one lawn ruffle and two other handkerchiefs besides, which she produced; the ruffle was my aunt's, and she said she would produce the man, of whom she bought them; she said he always passed the door between twelve and one o'clock, and that if Sir
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person64" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's men would attend, she would point him out; they did attend and apprehended the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Miss Davis. This ruffle is my aunt's property; it is my own work; it was taken out of a closet in a one-pair-of-stairs bed-chamber; I had it in my hand the week before, my aunt wore it the day she came to town. Mrs. Shaw said the man had sold some other things to Mrs. Bruin; I went there and found five sheets, three aprons, a gown, two shifts, and an old night shift; they were Mr. Dobbs's property, and 3 pair of new shift sleeves unmade, half a yard of cambrick cut into slips, and pretty near a yard of cambrick besides.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person66" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep an old clothes shop. I bought these things of the prisoner; he sold me this ruffle, and the half handkerchief; this ruffle I had sold again, and I fetched it back. Seven days after that I bought this mole handkerchief of him; this is the ruffle that I carried to Mrs. Dobbs's; he shewed me some other things which I did not buy; there was about a yard of new cambrick, three pair of new shift sleeves, and a good many slips of lawn: I did not buy them; then he went to Mrs. Bruin; he came back and shewed me the money; he said it was 4 s. I saw 2 s. and some half pence; he told me he was a dealer in old-clothes; I always took him for such; I told Miss
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I knew who I bought them of; Mr. Phillips came next day and staid in the house about four hours, when I saw the prisoner pass the end of the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person68" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I bought these things ( producing them) of the prisoner; I cannot remember the day of the month exactly, I believe it was about the 6th of March; one of the sheets Mr. Dobbs swears to, but I am positive it is not his; there were three coarse sheets; I sent for some black silk to mark them, as I thought to keep them for my own family. I gave him 26 s. for one parcel,
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<p>Prisoner. She is mistaken in the man. I sold her a blue china gown.</p>
<p>Bruin. I am certain he is the man I bought these things of.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was along with Mr. Phillips, and I found these things.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-1-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I apprehended the Prisoner in Chiswell-street, it was not far from Mr. Dobbs's; I took him there; I made his hands fast immediately, and in his coat pocket I found this curtain, and in his waistcoat pocket I found this picklock ( producing them,) it will open most doors.</p>
<p>Q. Is it a common picklock key?</p>
<p>Phillips, Yes; and one of the best sort; he said he found it; I asked him where he found the curtain, he gave me no answer. I took him to Sir
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<p>Miss Davis and
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am a dealer in old clothes in Ragg-fair; I bought this curtain; I know nothing of the other things; I am lame and could not do such a thing; as to this thing they call a picklock, I picked it up in Moorfields.</p>
<p>He called two witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Q. That sort of lace?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes, and asked the prices of them. There were about twenty odd cards in the drawer; she asked me if I had any other pattern that was about 3 s. or 4 s. a dozen; I shewed her one or two more about that price out of the same drawer as I took them out of; I laid them on the other side of the drawer from where she stood; she then took up this parcel of her own which had the patterns pinn'd to it, and laid it upon the laces that I had taken out and put on the other side of the drawer, and then she asked me what was the lowest price of the lace which matched her pattern; I told her 4 s. a dozen; she asked me if I would take 3 s. a dozen, for she wanted a pretty deal of it; I told her 4 s. was the lowest if she was to take the whole card of it; she then took up this parcel she had laid upon the laces in a very particular manner which struck my attention as it lay upon the laces on the other side of the drawer; she put the under part of her hand close underneath and brought it over in a very stiff manner, and laid it directly before her; seeing the parcel going in this stiff manner struck me, I endeavoured to look under it; I stooped with pretence to look in the drawers but could not see any lace; she then asked me what quantity of that little edging would trim a little cap; I told her it depended upon what kind of cap it was; she then said cut me three-quarters of a yard; then she said no half an ell will be enough, which I cut off; she then asked me for some coarse cat-gut; I think a quarter of a yard or a quarter and a half of coarse cat-gut: we keep the cat-gut in the counter; I asked her to lift the parcel off while I lifted up the counter; as she took the parcel off I kept my eye upon her: I observed her as she drew back she put her right hand under the parcel which she took in her left hand, and immediately I saw a quick motion under her apron; the moment she had disengaged her hands from her apron, her hand went into her pocket immediately, and she took out some money; then this parcel which was so stiff before in her hand was hung very carelessly upon her hand; she threw down the money that the lace and cat-gut came to, which I believe was 7 1/2 d. seeing all these operations confirmed me very strongly in my suspicion that she had got a card of lace; she said then is that the lowest price; I said yes; then she said, I shall want a dozen and eight yards of lace, which I must send my young woman for to-morrow morning; then she wished me a good afternoon, and away she went: the
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<p>Q. Where was she then?</p>
<p>Gunston. There is a sash door, she had got on the outside of the door and was just turning round to go; as soon as she came in, I said, Ma'am, you have got a card of lace, or something that don't belong to you; she denied it; I then took her into the back counting-house and charged her with it again.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any people in the shop besides?</p>
<p>Gunston. Mr. Green was serving two ladies; she immediately fell down upon her knees, and begged for God's sake I would have mercy upon her; I desired her to sit down in a chair; she refused, and fell down directly upon her knees again, and made a motion by which I thought she wanted to disengage what she had; I then pulled her up rather rough, and pushed her down into a chair to make her sit down; I then put her apron and gown by and she first thing I saw sticking out under her stays was this piece of gauze (producing it.)</p>
<p>Court. That has nothing to do in this case.</p>
<p>Gunston. Then I felt under her stays and pulled out this card of lace (producing it).</p>
<p>Q. Do you know it to be Mr. Green's?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes, very well; for that very morning I took it on return from a milliner that had it the night before to shew to a lady; she begged still very hard for God's sake I would forgive her, and let her go, and she pulled a little box out of her pocket which she opened, and threw about eight or ten pieces of gold upon the table, which she begged I would accept if I would keep this affair secret; which I would not do; I then secured her; Mr. Green came back into the counting house and asked her name; she said it was Shipley, and that her husband was an attorney in St. Mary Axe; Mr. Green went back into the shop and brought two ladies with him; while Mr. Green was gone, I said, what could be your motive for doing this? she said, poverty: said I, that is impossible, you have gold here in plenty, you do not seem as if you was in any distress; you do not know, said she, what distress there is in a family: almost directly she clasped me round the body, and said I am not a married woman, for God's sake make it up and I will give you twenty guineas if you will make it up.</p>
<p>Court. Well, well, you need not mention every</p>
<p>little circumstance! you charged a constable with her?</p>
<p>Gunston. By this time the ladies came into the counting-house where we were, and Mr. Green asked them if they knew her; they said yes, and were sorry to see her under these circumstances; Mrs. Tonge said, Ma'am, you do not know me; she said yes, and her name was Tonge and that she lived in Fleet-street; Mr. Green said how could you tell me such a falsity; she said, Lord, Sir; would you have me tell the truth at this time. I was sent for a constable.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any mark upon the lace?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes, the number of the card, and a private mark of what it cost us; it is Mr. Green's marking; I know it to be his property.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. You say she came into your shop to buy lace and did buy it?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. That she had a parcel like that you describe?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw her lay it upon the card of lace, did you attempt to take it off, or speak to her about any impropriety you observed in it?</p>
<p>Gunston. I had no reason nor no right to do it.</p>
<p>Q. When you wanted to lift the counter, in order to see under it, she removed it?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And there was something particular in it, but you saw nothing under the parcel itself?</p>
<p>Gunston. No.</p>
<p>Q. Not saw nothing of the lace till the time you mentioned you took it from under her stays?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you always talked the same of this story as you do now?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Or did you say before the sitting alderman, that when she moved it across the counter, you saw part of the lace hang down?</p>
<p>Gunston. I did not, sir, because the card was pinn'd up.</p>
<p>Q. When the lace is taken from a card, do you put other lace upon the same card?</p>
<p>Gunston. If it is the same pattern; if not, we destroy the old mark; and put another on again; it would be very extravagant else to use a card to every lace.</p>
<p>Q. You do not know when that was marked?</p>
<p>Gunston. No.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177304210006"/>Q. It may have been marked a great while before for any thing you know?</p>
<p>Gunston. It was marked when that lace was put upon the card.</p>
<p>Court. What is the reason for your saying it was marked when the lace was put on?</p>
<p>Gunston. When we have a card that has been used before, we cut off the old mark, and mark it afresh with what that cost.</p>
<p>Q. Nor you do not know them to be your own cards?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. It is by the mark you know what to ask?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes; it is marked with the prime cost, and we know what profit to ask.</p>
<p>Counsel. When you sell a whole card you sell card and all?</p>
<p>Gunston. Sometimes we sell it card and all, sometimes not.</p>
<p>Q. How high is the box it was in?</p>
<p>Gunston. It is a drawer; it might be four or five inches deep.</p>
<p>Q. You say you laid the laces, when you took them out, upon that side of the drawer farthest from her?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You put it over the drawer next you?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes, a cross the drawer, and covered the laces with it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The card of lace I certainly took up with my parcel; I had my gloves on, and upon my word I knew no more that I had it then you do; it never was under my stays, so help me God.</p>
<p>Court. How many yards was upon this piece?</p>
<p>Gunston. Seventeen yards; it cost Mr. Green 8 d. the yard; it cost him 11 s. 4 d.</p>
<p>Counsel for the prisoner. I thought you asked her 4 s. a dozen?</p>
<p>Gunston. That was a narrow edging she was bargaining for, not for this.</p>
<p>Court. Was you not satisfied, by what you saw the woman do, that she had stole the lace?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes, every circumstance confirmed my suspicion.</p>
<p>Court. I do not mean whether it gave rise to a suspicion, but was you convinced in your mind?</p>
<p>Gunston. I was convinced in my mind she had got something, but I did not know what.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-2-person76"> Henry Parker
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a gauze weaver: I have known her about a year or more.</p>
<p>Q. What character does she bear?</p>
<p>Parker. I know nothing of her character.</p>
<p>Q. She has dealt with you?</p>
<p>Parker. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Very honestly?</p>
<p>Parker. I never suspected the contrary.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a goldsmith in Long-acre: I have known her ever since 1761; great part of the time she has kept a milliner's shop in Fleet-street; she is in a large way of business; I never heard but that she dealt fairly and honestly, and bore the character of an honest woman.</p>
<p>Mrs. Burcher. I have known her between 13 and 14 years; I thought her character a very good one. I keep a shop with my son; she had a house of mine two or three years before she went into business; she paid very honestly; I have bought things of her, cloaks, and every thing; this is a litigious thing; I do not think she would be guilty of such a thing.</p>
<p>Court. I cannot pass by such evidence as this without taking notice of it: have you heard what Gunston swore, that he took this piece of lace from under her stays?</p>
<p>Burcher. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Well, and can you think that owing to a mistake?</p>
<p>Burcher. We have had many mistakes in my shop, and ladies have carried things into their coach.</p>
<p>Q. What under their stays?</p>
<p>Burcher. In their laps some how.</p>
<p>Court. Now suppose a fine lady was to come into your shop, and you should miss some jewels, and find them afterwards, half way down their stays, would you think that a mistake.</p>
<p>Burcher. We have found this mistake and taken them out.</p>
<p>Q. Do you upon your oath believe, supposing that gentleman has swore true, that this was a mistake?</p>
<p>Burcher. I know nothing of that gentleman, I am sure it amazed me.</p>
<p>Q. Why then do you put such a construction upon it?</p>
<p>Burcher. I do not think she would have been guilty of such a thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Wendover, in Bucks: I am a lace-maker. I have known her seven or eight years; I have dealt with her from that time; her general character always was very good till this.</p>
<p>Q. Did she always bear the character of an honest woman?</p>
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<p>Q. You live at Wendover?</p>
<p>Barnet. Yes; but I come to London every week or fortnight. I never thought any thing amiss of her.</p>
<p>Q. Have you left lace at her house?</p>
<p>Barnet. Yes; while I have been going to take a walk with any friend, I have left from 50 l. to 200 l. worth of lace at a time, as I might at any other shop where I dealt.</p>
<p>Q. Were they sealed?</p>
<p>Barnet. No, only tied or buckled with a strap; I never lost a card to my knowledge; I have, when I have been ill, sent her up a dozen or so, and she has sent me down the money for a card; I never missed a yard of those cards that I left with her. I would have opened an account with her, but she would not suffer me to do it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person79" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at No. 5, in Wood-street; I am in partnership with Sherwood and Reynolds; we keep a Coventry ribbon ware-house.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known her?</p>
<p>Patterson. About two or three years; she has come and looked out goods; we have sent them; she has always paid for every thing she had. I never had any suspicion of her honesty.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Patterson. I never heard any thing to the contrary.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a broker upon Snow-hill; I have known her four or five years; I never knew any thing but what was very good; I never heard any thing against her character before.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-2-person81"> William Bowler
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a lace-man; I live at Radcliffe-cross; I did live in Oxfordshire: I have known her five or six years; I never heard any thing amiss of her character before this; I dealt with her for hundreds of pounds; I have left cards of lace with her time after time; I always received them as I left them.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-2-person82"> Joseph Witbridge
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Fleet-street; I am a silk morcer: I have known her four or five years.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Witbridge. I have not heard much of it; she has dealt with me, and always paid me honestly. I have not dealt with her this twelve-month past, as I know of.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-2-person83"> Eleanor Ellway
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a milliner: I lived three years with her; I left her eleven months ago.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character?</p>
<p>Ellway. She was always in a just way of dealing.</p>
<p>Q. Did she bear the character of an honest woman?</p>
<p>Ellway. I never heard any imputation upon her character.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-2-person84"> William Hern
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an attorney: I have known her a dozen years; I never knew any thing amiss of her in my life. My father used to invite her for weeks together to our house before she kept this shop; she has generally a very good character.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-2-person85"> Edward Bryan
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was present at the examination of Mrs. Tonge, at Guildhall: Mr. Gunston said when she took up the lace she put her hand under the parcel; and he said he saw the corner of the lace and the corner of the card stick out; the card was his word.</p>
<p>Nebemiab Ward. I understood it in the same light upon the examination as the last witness has given his oath, that in taking up the parcel; he said he saw the lace, or the corner of the lace, I understood him so.</p>
<p>Q. The other said the corner of the card?</p>
<p>Ward. He said he saw the corner of the lace hang down.</p>
<p>Court. You are coming here upon words, that is the whole, to shew that this gentleman said at the Lord Mayor's different from what he has now said; now can you recollect the words he made use of?</p>
<p>Ward. As nigh as I can recollect he made use of the expression of the corner of the card being seen under the parcel; he took up the paper and said he saw the corner of it hang down, or out.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the word?</p>
<p>Ward. I believe it is.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he said the corner of it?</p>
<p>Ward. I am partly sure that is the word.</p>
<p>Court to Mr. Gunston. Do you recollect what you said?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes, I do; it did not come into my mind when I was upon my evidence; I said before Alderman Sawbridge, that in order to be certain, after the stiff moving of the parcel, I did endeavour to see if I could discover any thing under it, I put my head low down, and thought I discovered the corner of the card but saw no lace.</p>
<p>Q. Is your master here?</p>
<p>Gunston. No, he is a quaker; therefore I was bound over to prosecute.</p>
<p>Q. Are any of those ladies here?</p>
<p>Gunston. I thought there was no necessity of their coming here; they saw nothing of the transaction, but only spoke about her person.</p>
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<p>- Holyer. I am an apprentice to Messrs.
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<p>Q. Do you remember the prisoner coming to their shop?</p>
<p>Holyer. Yes; on Tuesday the
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<p>Q. Had you ever seen her before?</p>
<p>Holyer. Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure to her person?</p>
<p>Holyer. Yes; she asked me for an article called glossy cat-gut; I shewed her some; she bought one yard to the best of my remembrance at 20 d. and paid for it; in the same paper of cat-gut was contained a piece of gauze like this.</p>
<p>Q. From whom had you that piece?</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; he delivered it to me just this minute.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that piece is your master's property?</p>
<p>Holyer. There was such a piece in the paper.</p>
<p>Q. Can you be sure; was there your mark upon it?</p>
<p>Holyer. There was no mark upon it, there was such a piece in the paper when I opened it to her; I immediately put the paper up in its place, as she was going out of the shop, with the remainder of the cat-gut in it; I did not observe whether the gauze was gone or not; she went away. The next I heard of it was
<persName id="t17730421-2-person93"> William Gunston
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sent to our shop to know whether we had lost such a thing.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Mr. Green's from your shop?</p>
<p>Holyer. Nine doors; I went immediately into Mr. Green's without looking at the paper; when the piece of gauze was shewn me by Gunston the prisoner was present; we sent one of our young men to the house for the paper; I sent
<persName id="t17730421-2-person94"> Samuel Raymes
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> for the paper; he brought it back; we had no other paper of the kind in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before he brought it?</p>
<p>Holyer. Three minutes at the farthest; when it was brought we opened it, and there was the cat-gut in it, but the piece of gauze, like this, was not there. The prisoner confessed the fact; she said she had taken it from our house.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say any thing more?</p>
<p>Holyer. She wanted much to be released; she begged very hard.</p>
<p>Q. Did she speak to you?</p>
<p>Holyer. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What was the purport of what she said?</p>
<p>Holyer. To let her go off free without charging her with a constable; she offered
<persName id="t17730421-2-person95"> Jarvis Chambers
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<p>Q. He was not there at first?</p>
<p>Holyer. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was he present when she confessed she stole it from your shop?</p>
<p>Holyer. He came of his own accord upon hearing we were there; she asked for pen, ink and paper, that she might assign over to him what was in her possession at that time, as a grataity to let her go.</p>
<p>Q. What did you understand by it?</p>
<p>Holyer. I apprehended she meant all her effects.</p>
<p>Q. She did beg to be discharg'd, did she?</p>
<p>Holyer. She kneeled down on her knees several times.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Knowing there were ladies waiting for me at home I begged to be let go.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say any thing to you of having ladies at home?</p>
<p>Holyer. Yes; she said she was wanted at home.</p>
<p>Q. And begged you would let her go?</p>
<p>Holyer. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to tell you she had taken it at your house?</p>
<p>Holyer. We charged her with it and she confessed it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It was my own gauze; I never confessed it; I had used seven yards of it; it was my own.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the gauze afterwards?</p>
<p>Holyer. It was left in
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<p>Q. Who produces it now?</p>
<p>Holyer. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen the gauze since.</p>
<p>Holyer. No; I saw it when it was brought to find the bill of indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Was there ever any charge made of this gauze before the alderman?</p>
<p>Holyer. I did not appear before the alderman.</p>
<p>Q. Then from that time to this there has been no charge against this woman, till this bill of indictment; how came you not to go to the alderman to charge her with this?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177304210009"/>Holyer. Because Gunston went with his lace.</p>
<p>Q. Who applied to you to prosecute her for stealing the gauze?</p>
<p>Holyer. My master desired me.</p>
<p>Q. Who applied to your master?</p>
<p>Holyer. Nobody.</p>
<p>Q. Then it is extraordinary you did not go before the alderman?</p>
<p>Holyer. Gunston was enough for that.</p>
<p>Q. Did not she deny the gauze being your's?</p>
<p>Holyer. At first; afterwards she confessed it.</p>
<p>Q. That is, you are pleased to say she confessed it?</p>
<p>Holyer. I am pleased to say the truth.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-2-person97"> William Gunston
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took her into the back room behind the shop, in order to search her; when I got her into the chair, I put her apron and gown by, the first thing I saw was this gauze sticking about the middle part under her stays, and held between the stays and her body; I pulled it out, and said, hollow! what have you got here? she said this is some gauze I am going to shew to a lady: said I this is an odd manner to take gauze to shew to ladies under your stays, I am afraid you have taken it somewhere or other; she then said it was her own gauze; I opened a little parcel in her hand to see what she had been buying, and in it I saw some glossy cat-gut; I then called for our apprentice, and bid him go into the neighbourhood, and enquire who had sold a lady that cat-gut; he went to two of the neighbours, and they had not sold any; then he went to Mr. Langstone's, and then Mr. Holyer and Mr. Addington both came up; I said Mr. Holyer do you know this piece of gauze? he said no; we had such a piece of gauze in the parcel, I will go home and fetch it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you shew the piece of gauze to Holyer?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes. I forget whether Addington and he both went, or how, but Addington brought the parcel soon after; Holyer said, before the parcel was opened, if there is a piece of Paris net in this parcel this is not our's; the parcel was opened and the Paris net was not there; there was none.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Is this that gauze or Paris net?</p>
<p>Gunston. Paris net gauze, that is the term of it.</p>
<p>Q. It does not seem to be rumpled.</p>
<p>Gunston I have kept it in a box in my custody from that hour to this.</p>
<p>Q. One would have apprehended, if a woman had had it under her stays, it would have been tumbled: how far up was it?</p>
<p>Gunston. About thus high ( describing it to be about half way up her stays); that gauze will not rumple.</p>
<p>Q. to Holyer. How long had she been gone from your shop before you was sent for?</p>
<p>Holyer. About ten minutes.</p>
<p>Q. from the Jury to Gunston. What reason had you to send to Messrs. Langstone and Chambers's before any other shop?</p>
<p>Court. He told you he sent to two or three others before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Green's young man came into our shop, and asked me whether there had been a lady at our house within a few minutes to buy some glossy cat-gut; I said, yes; he said come to our house to look at her, for we have found some Paris net upon her, which we imagine is stole from somebody; I went immediately and Holyer followed, and I went home for this paper; when I came to see the lady at Mr. Green's; they asked me, was this lady in your shop? I said, yes; Holyer was there at the time.</p>
<p>Q. Who sent you home for the paper?</p>
<p>Addington. Gunston I believe; or whether I said I will fetch the paper I cannot hardly recollect; but I went home and fetched the paper immediately.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the paper?</p>
<p>Addington. Very well.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see that gauze in that paper?</p>
<p>Addington. We always keep that sort of gauze and glossy cat-gut, and plain gauze in that paper; either Mr. Gunston desired me, or I said will fetch the paper, I forget which.</p>
<p>Q. You know perfectly well the paper?</p>
<p>Addington. Yes, every thing of the glossy kind was put in that paper.</p>
<p>Q. Did Holyer say any thing about the paper?</p>
<p>Addington. I cannot recollect whether he did or no, for I immediately ran for it as soon as ever I saw the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you open it at your own shop?</p>
<p>Addington. No; not till I got to Mr. Green's compting-house; there I found in it glossy cat-guts, and plain gauze; she offered any sum of money, and called for pen and ink to make over all that she had in the world, if Mr. Green and Mr. Langstone, the owners of the lace and gauze, would not prosecute her.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177304210010"/>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. You have said all the glossy gauze and cat-gut was in that paper?</p>
<p>Addington. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was that all the gauze you had in the house?</p>
<p>Addington. No; we keep variety of gauzes in the house; all the glossy gauze that we have we keep there.</p>
<p>Q. Is it gauze or Paris net?</p>
<p>Addington. It is Paris net gauze.</p>
<p>Court. Is this a kind of gauze?</p>
<p>Addington. Yes; there is plain gauze and figured gauze of various denominations, but this we always call Paris net.</p>
<p>Q. But is it gauze?</p>
<p>Addington. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I told Mr. Gunston it was my own when he took it barbarously from me; he never charged me with it before the alderman.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner's counsel to Gunston. Did not she tell you it was her own gauze?</p>
<p>Gunston. She said so at first.</p>
<p>Q. How came she not to be charged with this before the alderman?</p>
<p>Gunston. I only charged her there with the affair of the lace.</p>
<p>Q. Nothing was mentioned then before the alderman, but about the lace?</p>
<p>Gunston. Yes; I did mention it before the alderman, but he said that was nothing to this.</p>
<p>Q. Had she any gauze of her own?</p>
<p>Gunston. She had a little parcel she bought at Mr. Langstone's; I returned it before the alderman, and what she bought of me.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Gunston wanted to keep it all from me, but the alderman obliged him to give it me back, for that part is my property.</p>
<p>Court to Holyer. After that woman had been in the shop, did you shew any of the glossy gauze, or any thing in that paper to any other customer?</p>
<p>Holyer. No; the paper was not opened from the time she was in the shop till it was opened in Mr. Green's compting-house.</p>
<p>Court to Addington. Was you in the shop?</p>
<p>Addington. Yes; from the whole time the prisoner was at our house till I went to Mr. Green's, and I am certain it was never opened from the time it was shewn her till I carried it to Mr. Green's.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after you went from your shop to Mr. Green's before you came back?</p>
<p>Addington. Not a minute; I ran there and back directly, and it is very near.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is my own property; they took it from me: Mr. Gunston has a particular spite towards me, and I believe there are people in court that he should say to, that if it was possible he would have my life. I have witnesses to prove that, one is a servant maid; her mistress was uneasy about me; she was surprised, as all the world must about a woman of my reputation: I might have been trusted with thousands. In regard to this woman, she is only a servant maid, that has lived with a lady I have worked for many years; she was frightened with the news, and sent her servant to Mr. Gunston's to buy pins, and know the truth of it, and he was pleased to say desperate things of what he would do to me: Mr. Sumpter has heard something of it.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Prisoner. I do not think that is very material; we had better rely upon her good character.</p>
<p>Court. As the woman has stated this to the jury, you should either retract it or endeavour to prove it.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Prisoner. Then, my lord, we will ask Mr. Gunston.</p>
<p>Q. to Gunston. Have you declared at any time, that you would hang her if it was in your power?</p>
<p>Gunston. To the best of my knowledge I never said such a thing: I might have said she deserved the full of the law, as being an old offender and well known in the trade.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say about hanging her, cost what it would?</p>
<p>Gunston. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say, that if she got off one indictment you would hang her upon the other?</p>
<p>Gunston. No.</p>
<p>Q. Not to that effect?</p>
<p>Gunston. No. I have said, that as being an old offender in the trade, I was afraid if lenity was shewn to her, and that if the affair was only laid for transportation, she would get at large; I said, if it is laid capital, she may get off for transportation; that she may get out of the kingdom. For I cast one in this court once,
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a gauze weaver; she has dealt with me four, five, or six years; I have known her so long; I always thought her an honest woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her ever since the year sixty-one; she has an extraordinary good character; I know nothing amiss of her.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-2-person101"> Sarah Burchall
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<interp inst="t17730421-2-person101" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her 13 or 14 years; I never heard any harm of her before; she is a milliner; she lived in a house of mine as I told you before, and paid her rent very well; I never knew her guilty of any thing; I always looked upon her as a very honest woman; I thought her the most industrious creature I ever knew, I would deal with her again if she was discharged.</p>
<p>Court. Then you are more confirmed in your good opinion of her this afternoon than you was in the morning.</p>
<p>Burchall. It was my intention of saying it then.</p>
<p>Q. What now you have heard her convicted upon a former indictment?</p>
<p>Burchall. No; it was my intention to say it then.</p>
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<p>- Bowlen. I am a laceman; I have dealt with her for hundreds of pounds; I have left cards of lace with her, and always received them as I left them.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you hear any thing against her character?</p>
<p>Whitbridge. I should have given her credit for any thing she wanted.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-3-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the week before last I had a parcel of hams came in; when they come in we lay them by the gross scales: last Monday evening I counted the hams and missed five; I suspected some of my out-door servants; I taxed the porter with it; he said he had not taken any; the next day I lost another; then I took away all the hams but seven, five large and two small ones; I put the small ones on the top, thinking I might thereby detect the thief. On Friday the 16th I went to drink tea, and left my man in the shop, the prisoner came in for a pint of salt; she flung down her money, and said she would call again for the salt; I came into the shop, and said to my man, Thomas, there is one of the hams gone since I went in to tea; he said there had been nobody in the shop but the woman for the salt, that was to call again; I desired him to stay in the shop and I would go into the counting-house and put an apron over the window and watch her motions; she came and asked if it was ready; my servant said no; and while he was putting the salt up with his back towards her, I saw her pop down and take one of the hams up; she had several other little things; then she went out and I followed and stopped her, and said you have something belonging to me; she said I have not: I put by her cloak and took the ham from her.</p>
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<p>Miss Anna Maria Clark. I was stopped in a carriage, on Tuesday se'ennight, about twelve o'clock at night; I believe it was in
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<p>Q. Did he rob you?</p>
<p>Clark. No; he was prevented by my servant asking what was the matter; the coach door was open.</p>
<p>Q. Who opened the door?</p>
<p>Clark. The man that stopped the coach; he then spoke to my servant; I do not know what he said to him; he was taken about ten minutes after; my servant charged the watch with him.</p>
<p>Q. Was he on foot?</p>
<p>Clark. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-4-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Miss Clark; I was along with the coach when it was stopped in Wimpole-street; it was exactly twelve at night; I saw the Prisoner open the coach door, I am sure he is the man; I heard him demand the money of the lady; I did not hear him bid the coachman stop; the first I saw of him was his opening of the door; when he demanded the money I said hollow, hollow, what is the matter! he cocked a pistol at me and said I'll shoot you, I'll shoot you; I saw the pistol; I said, will you! and directly he endeavoured to shoot, but his pistol missed fire: then he run away; I got down and pursued him, and cried stop thief; he run down Wimpole-street, and turned into Wallbeck-street; the watchman stopped him, and asked if I was sure it was him, I said yes; he was standing by the side of a dunghill, in a stable yard; the pistol was found within a few yards of where he was taken; I saw him turn into Wallbeck-street, and am sure he is the man.</p>
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<p>Sampson Hodghis. I am a watchman; I was in the public house; I heard the alarm of murder, and stop thief; Weaver and I, and several went out; we saw two men, one was in the road, seemingly in a pause whether he should turn on the left or right; I followed them to from the highway; he turned to the road that led into the Meuse; there were two men ing into the Meuse, the Prisoner and another with him; I found I got ground of them; when I found I was before them the prisoner dropt back directly, and I observed something upon the ground, which I imagined to be a pistol; the prisoner gave a short turn back, and my partner laid hold of him and I said which is him; the prisoner said that is him; I laid hold of the other man; he said he was running after him; we let him go; there were some other people came up; there was no watchman; the servant came up, and said that was the man; we took him into Wigmore-street, to the ladies in the coach; the servant said that was the man: this is the pistol I found (producing a small pocket pistol.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-4-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in the public house with the last witness; we went out together; he went out from Wigmore-street into Wallbeck-street, and he was taken at the top of Little Wallbeck-street, close by a dunghill.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am perfectly innocent of it; I have not had time to send for my witnesses; I am a silk dyer, I worked with one Mr. Cracknall, a silk dyer, in East Smithfield; I lodged in St. Martin's-le-grand, Newgate-street.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Was he out of business at that time?</p>
<p>Briggs. Yes; I met him several times, he told me he had very little work.</p>
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<p>A second count charged it to be the property of the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn, and affixed to their house, Feb. 17. *</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-6-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am bricklayer to the society of Lincoln's Inn: I was sent for to measure the place where the lead was taken from, and was directed to go to justice Welch, to measure some lead that had been stopped at a broker's; I did, and found it tallied in length and breadth with the place from whence the lead was stolen.</p>
<p>John Brown. This lead (producing it) was brought from justice Welch's, yesterday, to the grand jury, and left at Mr. Clark's till this morning. I stopped Edges with this lead on his shoulder, in Hog-lane, and brought him to justice Welch's; I thought from the quantity it was stole; Edges told me Coleman and Dowling were concerned in stealing of it, and directed me to his house in Mutton-lane; I went there and found him in a two pair of stairs room; he jumped out of the window, and I took him in the yard. Dowling confessed before justice Welch that they were all three concerned in the robbery; I found this ladder (producing it, about five feet high) on the staircase, where the lead was stole from, with about 14 lb. of lead; Dowling said it was his ladder; it has the initials of his name upon it.</p>
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<p>Q. from Coleman. What clothes had I on?</p>
<p>Bates. I did not take notice of their clothes: I think Dowling had a red waistcoat; Dowling came and asked me for a shovel; I gave him a holey one; he came a little after and asked me for a birch broom; he said they were come to mend the top of the house.</p>
<p>Q. Who said that?</p>
<p>Bates. Coleman.</p>
<p>Q. from Dowling. What became of the shovel?</p>
<p>B ates. That boy brought it again to me.</p>
<p>Q. from Coleman. Did you see us take any thing away?</p>
<p>Bates. I did not.</p>
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<p>I am as innocent of it as the child unborn.</p>
<p>Dowling's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent of it as the child unborn. I was going to get a pint of beer, the man laid hold of me and said I was a thief, and used me very ill, and sent for a constable; going to St. Giles's they asked if I had any money in my pocket; if I would drop a trifle they would let me go.</p>
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<p>Q. Was there any light?</p>
<p>Munie. Yes, from the sky, and from the the lamp, I could see very plain.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure Webb is the man, that held you by the arm?</p>
<p>Munie. Yes, he held me while the other took the money out of my pocket; after they had took my money, they desired me to uncase, and they took off my great coat and walked off.</p>
<p>Q. Did they produce any pistol?</p>
<p>Munie. I did not see any; I read about the 5th of March, an advertisement that the two persons were in custody, that had taken a great coat from a person; I went to justice Welch's on the 6th, and found the coat there. I knew it to be my coat. (The coat produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>Webb's Defence.</p>
<p>I am quite innocent of this affair. I had been into the city, coming by Covent-garden there was a fray, the mob ran, and I picked up the coat in the street.</p>
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<p>I have no witnesses.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person189" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> for receiving one black silk cardinal trimmed with squirrel skin, and other part of the above goods, well knowing them to have been stolen </rs>. ++</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17730421-9-off60 t17730421-9-crimeloc61"/>, they are three maiden sisters: they inhabit a house jointly. On the 3d of April, about six o'clock in the morning, I was called up by Mr. Young, a neighbour, he had observed the house was broke open; I went into the parlour, and found all the drawers open; I found the kitchen window was broke open; the bolt was broke, and the sash was lifted up, I looked at the door, that was not broke, but open: I suppose the person got in at the kitchen window and opened the door over night; in general I am sure every thing was safe. It is not my business, but
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person191" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's, to look at the things; but with respect to the watch, I am positive the watch of my mistress was in in the back parlour just before I went to bed over night; the watch was put into a little box where I saw it over night.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-9-person192"> Mary Thompson
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person192" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am a servant in the family: the door was as I think broke open about six o'clock in the morning; the tea chest and some other things were my property which were in the kitchen; and the hat and cloak were there over night: I saw them there between three and five in the afternoon; they were found missing in the morning; the sash of the kitchen window was broke open, and the staple and bolt were pulled out of the shutter, and the sash was thrown up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Trainer offered to fell me some silver; Duffey was in his company, and he confessed he had a concern in it; I gave information; in consequence of which Duffey and Trainer were taken up, and the plate found.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-9-person195"> John Clarke
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Duffey said the plate belonged to him, and Trainer was not concerned in the robbery.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-9-person197"> John Heley
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I searched their lodgings and found these things, producing two connisters, a black sattin hat, and a cap with some lace upon it; I found them in Bolton's room. (They were deposed to by the Miss Henley's)</p>
<persName id="t17730421-9-person198"> Richard Rumble
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker;
<persName id="t17730421-9-person199"> Alice Duffey
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person199" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought me these two bed gowns and petticoat (producing them).</p>
<persName id="t17730421-9-person200"> John Taylor
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . This black cloak (producing it) was pledged with me in the name of
<persName id="t17730421-9-person201"> Mary Cole
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person203" type="given" value="Mary"/>
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<p>Balton's Defence.</p>
<p>Duffey and I got up one morning about a quarter before five o'clock as I always did; as we were going to work, going out of Purpool lane, we saw two parcels lay, we kicked something white, which contained the plate, we took it up and carried it to our lodgings. We thought we had a good; I did not know what to do with it; I thought somebody would swear we had stole it, tho' every body knows we follow an honest way to get our bread.</p>
<p>Duffey's Defence.</p>
<p>What Bolton has said is very true. I asked Trainer if he could tell me where I could fell it; he said do you know one Perrot.</p>
<p>Trainer's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was walking with
<persName id="t17730421-9-person204"> William Linch
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , we went into the house of Mr. Lumley in Golden-lane, the Rose and Crown, a house for tossing up. This Perrot was talking to Linch, and he said if I wanted to part with such things, he could help me to a fence; he said that was a man that bought stolen things for I asked what that word meant. Meeting with this Tindall, I told him of it; I came to Perrott, he shewed me a man who offered ten guineas; I told them of it, they refused to take that money; he then offered to shew them another house.</p>
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<p>I live with
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : I have had four children by him; he came and asked me to pawn these things for him, which I did.</p>
<p>Shield's Defence.</p>
<p>I live along with
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person207" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17730421-9-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I asked him where he got these things, he said, he had found them; I pawned the cloak for a 5 s. 3 d. that is all I know about it.</p>
<p>For Bolton.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-9-person208"> Thomas Woollidge
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him between four and five years; he has used my house: he always kept to his business; I never saw any thing but honesty by him.</p>
<p>Q. Has he the character of an honest man?</p>
<p>Woollidge. I never heard any body say otherwise of him in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person209" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Bolton and Duffey two years: they lived directly fronting my house; they were very hard working people; he worked very regularly at a coal merchants, Mr. Quimay in our lane. I have seen them go to bed by nine o'clock every night in my life; I have left
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<interp inst="t17730421-9-person210" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> in my house, while my husband was in the hospital, and left my drawers and things open, and never missed any thing in my life.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Baker. I am the wife of
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<p>Q. Could you see Collins then to know him?</p>
<p>Baker. No; I knew him by his voice: just before he asked me if there was any thing to drink, as Oates was kneeling upon the bed, Collins said to him, Strangle the bitch, blast her; then Oates asked me if I was alone in the house; I said yes; he said are you sure; I said yes; for I was afraid if they found Mr. Baker they would kill him; then the other two left Oats centinel over me whilst they went down stairs into a parlour on the ground floor; they broke open an escrutore there, and took out a tray, a silver cream pot, a green purse with about three guineas and a half or four guineas in it, and in a box about twelve or fourteen shillings in silver. (Repeats the rest of the things mentioned in the indictment). Oats still kept guard over me, and asked where the candles were; I told him in a box under the stairs; then he asked where the key of the outer door was; I told him behind the door, hung upon a hook that the chain was put on; then he called one of them to bring his shoes and put them on as he was kneeling on my bed; then he said if I stirred or made an noise for near half an hour, there were several more of them, and they would come back and blow my brains out; then he said you have got a key to your room door, I will lock you in; then I asked how I should get out in the morning; he said, O blast you, somebody will let you out in the morning; they unbolted the door and all went out at the outer door; they found great difficulty in breaking the house open. I believe they might stay in the house about three-quarters of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe Oates's face?</p>
<p>Baker. Yes; I never took my eyes off, and shall never forget it; I have never slept since. I observed he was pitted with the small pox.</p>
<p>Q. Are you clear as to his person?</p>
<p>Baker. Yes. We were informed the same morning that they were taken in Duke's Place, offering to sell the plate; I went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17730421-10-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> should know two of them, one that knelt upon the bed, and another by his voice; when he was examined, Sir John put several questions to him that I might hear his voice, and I immediately knew Collins's voice; it is a remarkable voice.</p>
<p>Q. You are very well satisfied as to that man to his voice? +</p>
<p>+ Collins has a remarkably deep voice.</p>
<p>Baker. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any thing to say to the other prisoner?</p>
<p>Baker. The other I never heard speak; he lighted the candle and was in the room.</p>
<p>Q. In this confusion and terror you must certainly be in, could you make observations upon the dress of the men?</p>
<p>Baker. They had all great coats on; the great coat that Oats had on when he knelt upon me,
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<p>Q. from Collings. Whether you know any of my features?</p>
<p>Baker. No, only his voice; I did not see his person.</p>
<p>Q. from Oats. In what manner did you distinguish my features?</p>
<p>Baker. I looked at you steadfastly the whole time you leaned upon me; he held what he called a pistol to my face, and said, blast your eyes, you bitch, don't stir, don't stir; and pushed it into the corner of my eye; the moment I heard them gone from the door, I put too the private brass bolt of the door, and then knocked up the people in the house; I then went down and found the street door open: they got in at the fore parlour window adjoining to the steps; they broke first a pane of glass at the top; then the window shutters, the bottom of the sash was padlocked within side; they broke the glass, then the padlock.</p>
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<p>Q. You lay in an upper room, and knew nothing of this business till it was over?</p>
<p>Baker. No, not till my wife called me down stairs, about four o'clock; I found the window broke; the lock broke, and two bureaus broke open, and there were taken away the things mentioned in the indictment; I found a tinder box, flint and steal, and a turn-screw they brought with them; I found the tinder box and turn screw on the table in the parlour; I imagine they wrenched the locks of the bureaus open with it; I never saw the men till the Thursday after the robbery; when I saw them at Sir
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<p>Q. Which asked you?</p>
<p>Barnard. All three; I said, yes, I will buy it of you; Collins asked me where I lived; he said they could not shew it me in the street; I told them I lived just by, and asked them to go with me to my house; they went with me to my house; Spooner took a silver pint mug out of his pocket, and three large silver table spoons; Collins took out of his pocket a silver pepper box, and three small silver tea spoons; Oates took out of his pocket, a silver sugar thing.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. They are tops of castors.</p>
<p>Barnard. And this ring (producing it). I asked them the price; they asked me 4 s. 6 d. an ounce for the plate; I said have you nothing else; they said no; Oates had not pulled out the ring at that time; he pulled it out; then I said what will you have for the ring? he said 8 s. I said I would give him 6 s. Spooner said, d - n your eyes, what do you offer 6 s. for the ring, it is worth a guinea; I put the ring on my finger and said I would go for a pair of scales and weigh the plate; I went immediately to Sir
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<p>Prosecutrix. This is my ring, and it is a very remarkable one, it is a mourning ring for King
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<p>Q. from Collins. Did you ever see me before that time?</p>
<p>Baker. No.</p>
<p>Court. Have you seen either of the other men before?</p>
<p>Baker. No.</p>
<p>Spooner. This man has often been at my lodging treating me with purl, and asking me to bring plate to him.</p>
<p>Barnard. It is false I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Spooner. He said so before Sir
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<p>Barnard. I did not say any such thing; Sir
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<p>Collins. We were searched at the
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<p>Barnard. They were searched before Sir
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<p>Prosecutrix. I have had this ring about a twelvemonth.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-10-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the office was not open; there were Mr. Clark, and Mr. Hallyburton, and some others; they sent for me; when I came there, he said there were three men at his house with some plate; I told him I was afraid they would be gone before we got there; I ordered a coach to be brought to the door; we drove to the Jew's; they were just gone; I went to the Magpye and sent the Jew to enquire after them; in about an hour and a half the Jew's boy said they were across the way; we took them directly opposite the Magpye going into Old Bethlam; they were all three together going towards Moorfields; we secured Spooner and Oates first, and then Collins was taken.</p>
<p>Q. How far was he then before?</p>
<p>Bond. About fourteen yards. Collins desired they might have a coach; I put them in a coach, and took them to Sir John's; I put them in a back parlour at the
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<interp inst="t17730421-10-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I searched Collins myself; I found two guineas, four half guineas, and four shillings; Mr. Clark and Mr. Senhouse searched the others; then they were taken before Sir John.</p>
<p>Q. Were they searched before Sir John?</p>
<p>Bond. No; they were searched at the
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<p>Q. How much money was found upon all of them?</p>
<p>Bond. I think the whole was about 16 l. 19 s.</p>
<p>Q. Was that money produced before Sir
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<p>Bond. Yes. I took Collins down to Clerkenwell Bridewell; my brother, who is clerk to Sir
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<interp inst="t17730421-10-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , heard there was a brown surtout a waistcoat, and a silk handkerchief in the account. The robbery was not heard of at the office till about three hours after they had been there: my brother desired I would go down to New Prison to take the handkerchief from Spooner, and the brown surtout coat he had on. I went down to New Prison, I found the handkerchief about his neck, and the great coat over his jacket. The prosecutrix owned the handkerchief, but knew nothing of the coat.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I run it with scarlet silk instead of hemming, which is not common; I know it to be my handkerchief.</p>
<p>Bond. I found this half guinea (producing it) upon Collins at the
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<p>Prosecutrix. It is a king
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<p>Q. from Oats. The gentlewoman says she lost a purse; did you find a purse upon us?</p>
<p>Bond. I only searched Collins; I did not find a purse upon him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-10-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> after the prisoners; we took them in the street near Old Bethlem; I ran after Oats and Spooner and took them.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the other?</p>
<p>Clarke. About twenty yards before; I searched Oates at the
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<interp inst="t17730421-10-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I found upon him two guineas, four half guineas, a 13 s. 6 d. and 17 s. 6 d. in silver; here is a crooked guinea of king George's that the lady spoke to.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I have had this guinea four years in that green purse.</p>
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<p>Q. Were they all three together?</p>
<p>Senhouse. Collins was before the others; I ran after Collins; he was foremost; I searched Spooner and found four guineas, three half guineas, and a bad shilling on him, and this silver bodkin (producing it); I searched him in the street near where I took him.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. This bodkin is my property.</p>
<p>Q. Was the money counted before Sir
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<p>Prosecutrix. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutrix. How do you know the bodkin?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. There are two eyes in it, a long one and a round one, and at the end it is a little crooked; I have had it I dare say twenty years; it lay upon the shelf where they took the silver pint mug and the plate from.</p>
<p>Oats's Defence.</p>
<p>The gentlewoman has swore to me. Your lordship was so good as to say I should have the money to support me.</p>
<p>Court. The Court only said you should have the money if it appeared to be yours.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. Here is a Queen Ann's guinea produced by Senhouse that I can swear too.</p>
<p>Collin's Defence.</p>
<p>I had eight guineas sent me down to Rouston; that is some of the money sent to maintain me; it was sent down to my sister; I have been there 16 months. I have my father and some more people to my character at the door.</p>
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<p>It is not long since I have been from Guinea; that money was paid to me for my wages.</p>
<p>For Oates.</p>
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<p>Q. How old is he?</p>
<p>Wilfield. I believe about 23 years; he was beloved by every body that knew him; I never knew any thing dishonest by him in my life; he always bore a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-10-person250"> Esther Wilfield
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<p>For Collins.</p>
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<persName id="t17730421-10-person252"> Samuel Ryder
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<interp inst="t17730421-10-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him not a fortnight. I have nothing to say any more than I called upon him, and gave him money, and he wanted to go on board a ship on Tuesday. I called upon him on the Sunday night this robbery was done, by his father and mother's order, and gave him some money. His father kept him at Rouston; I heard him say above a twelve month, and had sent down 50 l. to him.</p>
<p>For Spooner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-10-person253" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He was a bed with me at twelve o'clock of the night before he was taken in the morning; we went to bed about eleven; he got up about seven in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. At where?</p>
<p>Holland. The New Way, Westminster.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been acquainted with him some time?</p>
<p>Holland. Not long; only about a fortnight before.</p>
<p>Q. At what house?</p>
<p>Holland. At one Mrs. Miller's.</p>
<p>Q. Is it a public house?</p>
<p>Holland. No, a private house.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a servant or lodger there?</p>
<p>Holland. A lodger there.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you meet with him that night?</p>
<p>Holland. At the public house, the Nag's Head in the Ambury, about nine o'clock; we sat drinking till the house was shut up; then we came home and went to bed.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from your lodging?</p>
<p>Holland. Not above a couple of minutes walk.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Mrs. Miller when you came?</p>
<p>Holland. No; she was a bed.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure this was the night?</p>
<p>Holland. Yes; it was Easter Sunday night; he was taken up on Monday.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know when he was taken?</p>
<p>Holland. I heard in the afternoon, some gentleman came down to Mrs. Miller's to search her house; when I came down home she told me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-12-person274" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Blake came to my house the 24th of February last, and told me Kipling, who had been our porter, had robbed him, and that on searching his box he had found some books, and asked him how he came by them; he said his master in Yorkshire gave them to him; I told him I had missed two books, one Advice to a Friend, the other The Oeconomy of Human Life; he said they were two of the books in the box; I went with him; the constable was there; we opened the box and found the four books; they are all mine; I took them out of the box.</p>
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<p>Scruton. One of them has my name upon it.</p>
<p>Mr. Blake. In searching this man's box I discovered the book, one of which was, The Comparative View: I charged him with taking them from somebody; he said his master in the country gave them to him; I locked the box and gave the key to the prisoner; I went to Mr. Scruton's, and told him of it, and he came and owned the books.</p>
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-13-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I sold the prisoner some nails; I don't know the day of the month when I sold them, but it was the beginning of March.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by the beginning of March, was it a week in March?</p>
<p>Lee. Thereabouts.</p>
<p>Q. How many nails did you sell him?</p>
<p>Lee. As many to the best of my knowledge as came to a 5 s. 3 d. and 5 s. in silver.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Lee. In Whitecross-street, Bunhill-row. I have been an ironmonger almost 30 years.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of nails were they?</p>
<p>Lee. I have some in my pocket out of the same bag they were out of; these are the three sorts he had of me (producing three sorts of nails); the other nails produced never a man in England can distinguish them to swear to his own work.</p>
<p>Court. Yours seem to be thicker than the other.</p>
<p>Lee. A whole bag of them nails are not made by one man, and so they will vary.</p>
<p>Court. Look at the nails, and see how they run in general; they appear to be considerably less to me than your's, how do you sell them, by the pound?</p>
<p>Lee. They are not sold by the pound, they are sold by the thousand.</p>
<p>Q. What are they a thousand?</p>
<p>Lee. They are dearer than when I was in the country: I came from Sturbridge: they are now sold at about 1 s. 9 d.</p>
<p>Q. How many thousand did you sell to the prisoner?</p>
<p>Lee. About 4000; I received 5 s. 3 d. and 5 s. of him; we call them three-penny brads.</p>
<p>Q. Three-pence a thousand?</p>
<p>Lee. No, we give them that title.</p>
<p>Q. Are your brads town made?</p>
<p>Lee. No; they came out of the country; some I get from Sturbridge, and some from other places.</p>
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<p>Lee. I believe I have none of the inch and half brads at home now.</p>
<p>Q. You have rot 5000 at home row if any body wanted them?</p>
<p>Lee. No, and please your lordship; but I could help your lordship to 10000 if your lordship wanted them.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner's business?</p>
<p>Lee. He said he was a trunk-maker when I sold him my goods; he said the nails were for his own use in the making of trunks.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-13-person289" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's servant: a few days in March I saw the prisoner come and buy some nails; I cannot swear to the nails.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived with Mr. Lee?</p>
<p>Catenow. Two years the 1st of next August.</p>
<p>Q. What business does Lee follow?</p>
<p>Catenow. He is a nail maker.</p>
<p>Q. Does he get nails from the country?</p>
<p>Catenow. Yes. I saw the prisoner give 5 s. in silver, and 5 s. 3 d. for the nails; he bought nails several times last summer; he said they were for his own business.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-13-person290" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner made boxes for me two years and upwards, and he and I have bought nails together.</p>
<p>Q. After he was at Mr. Oakes's he did not work for you?</p>
<p>Butt. No, not at Mr. Oakes's; he did at home at nights; I have known him upwards of two years; he always delivered me good goods for my money; I never knew but he was a very honest fellow.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you a good opinion of him?</p>
<p>Andrews. Yes.</p>
<p>He called also Benjamin Gilbert, who had known him four years, and
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<p>Q. Are they here?</p>
<p>Molloy. I do not know; I left them at Justice Sherwood's; they are Irish made spoons.</p>
<p>Court. They may as well be in Ireland as in the hands of the Justice.</p>
<p>Molloy. I know they were my spoons; he put the spoons in his mouth cross-ways, and laid hold of me, and gave me a blow in my mouth; then he took the spoons out of his mouth again, and I took them out of his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any mark upon them?</p>
<p>Molloy. Yes; there was the Irish mark and my name on the back of every one.</p>
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<p>I was very much in liquor; I know nothing of the thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-15-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I carried a red and white linen gown to Mrs. Mountain's to wash; I do not know the time; I believe it was about the 2 th of March; there was a fire next door to her; she took out a box of things and carried to a neighbour's where the prisoner was a servant; the things were lost out of her box.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-15-person305"> James Collins
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<interp inst="t17730421-15-person305" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17730421-15-person305" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an apprentice to Mr. Farrier, a pawnbroker. On the 3d of April I took in this gown (producing it) of
<persName id="t17730421-15-person306"> Elizabeth Maddocks
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<interp inst="t17730421-15-person306" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> the prisoner; I lent her 8 s. upon it.</p>
<p>Q. How long was this after the fire?</p>
<p>Collins. Five or six days; she said it was her own</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It is my gown; I know it by a hole in the skirt.</p>
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<persName id="t17730421-15-person307"> Elizabeth Biggs
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<interp inst="t17730421-15-person307" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> : there was a fire next door to me; I removed the things that were in a box, the prisoner was servant at the house to which I removed them; I missed the things the day after; a shirt, a sheet, and a gown. I found the sheet at a pawnbroker's in Long-acre, and the shirt in Broad-street, Covent-garden, but neither of the pawn-brokers are here.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-15-person308"> Martha Tims
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<interp inst="t17730421-15-person308" type="given" value="Martha"/>
<interp inst="t17730421-15-person308" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I had been a fellow servant with the prisoner; she brought these things to the house where I live, and said she was coming from her place; I was going to Covent-garden market and saw her go into this pawnbroker's: that is all I have to say.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Tims came to our house; I gave her the bundle, and she took it home with her; when I called for it in about an hour or two; she said an acquaintance had it; and she could not give it me.</p>
<persName id="t17730421-15-person309"> Martha Tims
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<interp inst="t17730421-15-person309" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . She brought the things to my mistress's.</p>
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<p>378. (L.)
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<persName id="t17730421-16-person314"> George Witts
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<interp inst="t17730421-16-person314" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The 16th of March I was at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17730421-16-off102 t17730421-16-crimeloc104"/> to make an end of a little quarrel I had with a woman; the prisoner came and stood by me; I found the button of my coat unlosed; I put my hand in my pocket and missed my handkerchief; I charged a constable with him, who stood by, and saw him put the handkerchief in his breeches.</p>
<p>- Thomas, the constable, confirmed the evidence of the former witness.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I saw the handkerchief lie on the floor, the gentleman was gone; I took it up and had it in my hand.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>379. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17730421-17-person321" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17730421-17-off107 t17730421-17-crimeloc110"/>; the prisoner had been a customer several times. On the 24th of February, between four and five in the afternoon, the prisoner came into the shop and asked for Dutch lace; I shewed her some; she bought a piece and paid for it; immediately after she was gone, before I put them up, I missed a piece; I went after her and saw her turn down Bow-lane; I followed her and saw her endeavouring to sell some of it to a person in the street; she turned her head, saw me coming, and put it up and went on; she had it in her apron; I catched hold of her; she put up the piece into her apron again, and I saw her fumbling with her finger in the apron, during which time she took the string that was round the pieces, and then I saw her jirk it out of her apron upon the ground; I took it up; she went to my master's, and this piece of lace I am certain is the piece that was missing, and which was one that was shewn to her, and corresponds with the indictment; there being nine yards of it. When she was brought back to the shop she begged for mercy, and said she had never robbed them but three times in all her life; the number that was upon this piece of lace was six.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I have dealt with them from Michaelmas last, that piece was one that I had bought of them.</p>
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<p>380. (L.)
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<persName id="t17730421-18-person325"> Robert Warner
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<interp inst="t17730421-18-person325" type="given" value="Robert"/>
<interp inst="t17730421-18-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a king's watchman upon the keys: on the 11th of March about a quarter before ten at night, I heard a ruffeling on board a lighter, I took a light and found the prisoner under the tarpanline; among the hogsheads; I took 2 lb. of tobacco from under his coat.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177304210026"/>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was employed as a merchant's watchman to take the lighter from the ship: some tobacco was thrown into the lighter; the officer said they had better throw it away.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-18-person326" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17730421-18-person326" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a king's watchman; I was on board the lighter: I asked the prisoner where he got the tobacco from: he said out of the hogshead in the back part of the lighter. I asked him how he could do it; he said to get him a shilling to buy him something.</p>
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<p>381. (2d L.)
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<interp inst="t17730421-19-person329" type="given" value="Henry"/>
<interp inst="t17730421-19-person329" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner, who is a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17730421-19-defend328 t17730421-19-deflabel119"/>, go into a warehouse, upon
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<interp inst="t17730421-19-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner come out of the warehouse, with a bag under his arm; (the bag produced). The rice is kept in these warehouses in barrels; a great deal was taken out of different barrels.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Somebody gave it to me.</p>
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<p>382. (2d L.)
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<p>383. (2d L.)
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<p>384. (2d L.)
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<p>See No. 129, & c. in Mr. Alderman Crosby's Mayoralty, when she was tried in company with her husband, for a burglary in the dwelling house of Mr. Greenfield, in Fleet-street, for which her husband,
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<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Was it me or the other man that said the things were sold or pawned?</p>
<p>Laurence. They both made answer together: they both said the linen gown and stays were sold, and the rest of the things pawned.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-23-person351" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Laurence and Cooke's boxes were left at my house; the boxes were broke open on the 22d of March; as far as I can recollect they were safe on the Friday: the prisoner and one
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of the affair; if the other young man said they were pawned, it was unknown to me; I never heard him; when they came to the Compter to me first they said the things lost, came to about seven guineas; I said I could not raise 7 s. but if they would let me go, I would give them a note for any money; rather than loose my character and be exposed.</p>
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<p>386. (L.)
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<p>Q. Are you sure it was your horse?</p>
<p>Empson. Yes; it is a black gelding, about fourteen hands high; Freelove delivered the horse to me; I went to Langhorn's Repository in Barbican to sell this horse, and Freelove came to me, and told me he had got the thief: I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17730421-24-person360" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 26th of March, I bought a gelding of the prisoner at Smithfield-market, here is the copy of the toll book (producing it). I gave him, 3 l. 5 s. 6 d. for it; I am positive the prisoner is the person; I should know him from a hundred; I gave him a guinea carnest till I saw whether he would draw: he came again and was with me very near three hours; so that I took particular notice of the man; the horse was challenged by Mr. Empson; a fortnight and a day after I bought it some school boys came to me and asked if my name was Freelove, and if I had bought a black gelding, and described all the marks of it; I went the same afternoon down to Mr. Empson's, and he came up with me and owned the horse; and I delivered it to him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going on the road between Streatham, and Stockwell, and met a man with this horse going to Smithfield, he asked 3 l. for it; I told him I would give him 2 l. he let me have it; and I came directly to Smithfield.</p>
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<p>378. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17730421-25-person366" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner, just through Newgate, pick this gentleman's pocket; he crossed the way with another boy down Horseshoe Passage that goes into St. Martins-le-grand, I followed him, and took him; I found the handkerchief in his side pocket, this is it; (produced and deposed to by the prosecutor).</p>
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<p>I did not take it out of his pocket; it dropt out, I took it up and was going to give it to the gentleman, and this man laid hold of me.</p>
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