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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177312080001"/>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 8th, Thursday the 9th, Friday the 10th, Saturday the 11th, Monday the 13th, Tuesday the 14th of DECEMBER, 1773.
<p>In the Fourteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the First SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Taken in SHORT-HAND by
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<p>NUMBER I. PART I.</p>
<p>Printed for J. WILLIAMS, No. 39, in Fleet Street.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177312080002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<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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<persName id="f17731208-1-person29" type="jurorName"> Henry Marr
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-1-victim66 t17731208-1-viclabel3"/> at Hampstead. As I was coming to town in the coach, about a quarter before six in the evening, I think it was last Saturday was three weeks, the coach was stopt by five people; they took from me a guinea and three shillings and sixpence; they behaved exceeding civil, and rather begged for the money than used any violent means.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark?</p>
<p>Simmonds. Rather light.</p>
<p>Q. Was it so light that you could observe their faces?</p>
<p>Simmonds. Not to be positive.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe their dress?</p>
<p>Simmonds. Not at all.</p>
<p>Q. Were they armed?</p>
<p>Simmonds. I saw a pistol in one of their hands, that was all.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I drove the coach; it was stopt by five people; three met me on the road; the other two came out of the field; one of them held a pistol to me, and said if I did not stop he would blow my brains out; I desired him to put the pistol down; he did, and behaved exceeding civil.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any of them?</p>
<p>Shed. I cannot say I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in the coach with Mr. Clark and Mr. Simmonds when the coach stopped; Mr. Clark called to the man and bid him go on; one said, if he did he would blow his brains out; I gave three shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who they were?</p>
<p>Davis. Monro held the hat for the money. I was leaning out of the window when I delivered the money.</p>
<p>Q. Was Monro dressed as he is now?</p>
<p>Davis. I could not discern the colour of his clothes; I said to the gentlemen that were in the coach, that it was either dark brown or black.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure to his face?</p>
<p>Davis. I am not positive; he answers much to the person; it was only star light; I delivered three shillings to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person70" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's of a robbery; we went on the road that night, but finding nobody on the road, we went and searched disorderly houses; at the Three Tuns near Knave's Acre, we found the four prisoners, and another man whose name is Scott. On searching Monro I found some shot in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was with Mr. Clarke on the 13th of November, just after the robbery. On searching Monro, I found some shot in his pocket, and there was a pistol found in the room where they were, loaded with a slug; they were charged then as disorderly; the next morning they were taken before Sir
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<p>Q. What time was it they were found at this house?</p>
<p>Bond. Between ten and eleven o'clock; they were in a little room behind the bar. The evidence, Scott, was discharged on Sunday morning; Sir
<persName id="t17731208-1-person73"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person73" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-1-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> looked upon him to be an honest man; he was in his working dress; the Wednesday following he surrendered himself. On the Monday before that Monro sent to Sir
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , sent a card for him, and he was brought up.</p>
<p>Q. Was he admitted as an evidence?</p>
<p>Bond. Yes; but Sir John found he told him yes.</p>
<p>Court. What he said at the time he was admitted an evidence for the crown, is not to be made use of against him afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a tin-plate-worker, and live in Rupert-street: the prisoners and I made an agreement to go out last Saturday was three weeks; we met with this coach a little on this side the lane going up to Chalk-farm on this side Hampstead; it was near six o'clock; we robbed them of one guinea and six shillings and sixpence in silver.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any arms?</p>
<p>Scott. Yes, pistols and sword.</p>
<p>Q. Who held the pistol?</p>
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<p>Court. You need not mention that.</p>
<p>Scott. Then we went home, and after that we went to the Three Tuns at the back of Knave's Acre; we were in a little back room; a little after ten o'clock Mr. Bond and the other two gentlemen came in to us; they said they
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<p>Q. What became of the rest of the arms?</p>
<p>Scott. I do not know; I believe the sword is at Sir
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<p>Rann's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of the matter than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Davis's Defence.</p>
<p>I know no more of it than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Monro's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all of it.</p>
<p>Saunders's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the fact.</p>
<p>For Davis.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person80"> William Bagwell
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I belong to the Customs: I have known Davis six or seven years; he was intended for some office; he has had a pretty education; he lived with his father.</p>
<p>Q. He is a man of substance?</p>
<p>Bagwell. I know nothing to the contrary.</p>
<p>Q. Does Davis bear the character of an honest man?</p>
<p>Bagwell. I looked upon him as a very good lad.</p>
<p>Q. Before this had you ever heard any harm of him?</p>
<p>Bagwell. People will talk when young men are out of employ.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person81"> James Huff
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person81" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-1-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ever since he was born; he has as good a character as any person I know; his friends are people of character.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person82"> Michael Daniel
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person82" type="given" value="Michael"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-1-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a painter by trade; I have known him fourteen years; he always bore a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person83"> William Haggett
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person83" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-1-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Peter-street: I have known him about half a year; I never saw any harm by him or heard any.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person84"> Charles Davis
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am his father: he has been delirious several times; twice with a fever and once with the small-pox; he has been twice under Dr. Monro; he was five months at one time, and six at another, that he did not know how even to feed himself; he was always a good lad. I allowed him a sum weekly for pocket money while he was out of employment.</p>
<p>For Saunders.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a tobacconist's shop in Gray's-inn-lane: I have known Saunders from his infancy; his father is head porter in Gray's-inn; he always behaved very upright; since he came from school he has had the care of gentlemens chambers, and always maintained a good character.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person86"> John Hadley
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Saunders ten or eleven years; he has always bore a good character; I never heard any thing amiss of him before.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person87"> James Mills
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a victualler in Gray's-inn-lane: I have known him seven years; I have trusted him with hundreds of pounds; he looked after Mr. Rooke's chambers; he has received money at the bankers for me, thirty pounds at a time, and he always behaved honestly; I would trust him with one hundred pounds now if he was at liberty.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Mr. Rooke?</p>
<p>Mills. Mr. Rooke is out of town.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person88"> Peter Davis
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am under-steward of Gray's-inn: I have known him ever since he was a child; I never heard any thing amiss of him in my life.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person89"> Thomas Barrell
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a scavenger belonging to Gray's-inn; I have known him ever since he was a baby; I never heard an imputation upon his character before this affair.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person90"> John Jones
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have lodged at Mr. Saunders's upwards of three months; the prisoner bears a very good character; I always found he kept good hours since I have been in the house; I never saw him the least disguised in liquor, nor ever saw any ill behaviour by him.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person91"> John Hall
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a servant belonging to the Honourable Society of Gray's-inn: I have known him from a child; I never heard any harm of him.</p>
<p>For Monro.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-1-person92"> Ann Denman
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<interp inst="t17731208-1-person92" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Monro had been cleaning a gun that day, that I lent him to go out a sparrow shooting; I gave him a few shot, I believe as much as would fill a tobacco pipe. I have known him from a child; I know no harm of him; I do not believe he ever wronged any body in his life; I have been entrusted in a gentleman's house, and when they have wrote for plate, I have sent Monro to the plate chest, and there never was any thing missing.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Morcomb. I saw her before Justice Fielding, and she said she took the room for another woman that she had concealed in the room unknown to me, and that that woman had made away with the things.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I took the lodging for one Mrs. Forrester; she desired me to take it in my name; when I was taken the prosecutor conveyed her away. I have a good character, but my friends are not here; I have nursed in Sir
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<p>Q. to the prosecutor. Do you know any thing at all of a woman that was in the lodging, and that the prisoner says you conveyed away?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, she was discharged before the justice.</p>
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<p>6. (2d M.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-3-person111" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner's sister lodges at my house at Knightsbridge; the prisoner came backwards and forwards to my apartment; I missed the things mentioned in the indictment; I took her up, and found them by her information at the pawnbroker's, in her name; she told me where they were, and went with the constable and me. (The things produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Eliazer Gibbons. I am a peace officer; I had a warrant from Justice Wright and took the prisoner up; she denied the taking of the things, but when the woman agreed to let her go, she told where the things were.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in her defence but that she was but nineteen years old.</p>
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<p>I never owned that I cut it from the coach at all; I never said any such thing. I lay in the coach in that place several times, having no habitation; as I was coming out one morning, the other prisoner came into the yard with the cloth under his arm, and asked me to go with him to sell it, and we were stopped.</p>
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<p>9. (2d M.)
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<p>Q. Was it the same person that knocked you down that took the cloak?</p>
<p>Langdon. I cannot say: the cloak was a figured sattin.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with these men?</p>
<p>Langdon. No, I never saw them before.</p>
<p>Q. Which of the men was it that knocked you down?</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-5-person125" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to the best of my knowledge; he had a whitish waistcoat and trowsers; I saw them by the light of the lamp; I cried murder! and some people came to my assistance; I said I was robbed of my cloak; two men pursued the prisoner, and took him; he had a flapped hat; I did not see his face; he was about the size of the man that knocked me down, and had a white waistcoat and trowsers on when he was brought back: it was a Sunday night; he was taken before Justice Sherwood in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-5-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> I was in a public house; I heard somebody cry out murder! I ran out, and the prosecutrix said she had been robbed of a cloak; I pursued the men; there were five or six in company; when I came up to them, the prisoner set a running, and said here we go; I followed him, and laid hold of him; I turned him round and said I believed he was the person that had knocked the woman down, and pulled this cardinal from under his jacket (producing it); he had on a nankeen waistcoat, a blue jacket over it, and a pair of white trowsers; he said a man gave him the cloak, and struggled to get it out of my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-5-person127" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in a public house with Mr. Heath; we both ran out on the cry of murder; there were five or six together; when we came up to them the prisoner said here we go, and began running; we laid hold of him; I was present when the cloak was found; we pursued him almost to Tower-hill.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not knock her down. A parcel of men at Iron-gate asked me to go and take a drink with them; we went to Salt-Petre-Bank and drank very hard; coming back there were three men walking with me, and seven or eight behind me; a man came to me and gave me a cardinal and run down an alley; there were people running; I asked what was the matter; I did not hear what these gentlemen said.</p>
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<p>10. (2d M)
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<interp inst="t17731208-6-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Prior: I went with the warrant to White's-yard, where the prisoner lodged; I found five hampers there in the back yard that belong to Mr. Prior: the prisoner is a basket maker, and keeps a shop there. He said when I took him, that he bought the hampers of a waterman at Billingsgate, coming down from Chelsea; I can swear the hampers are my master's because I made them; I can swear to my work in any part of the world.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I make baskets for myself and carry them to Billingsgate; I met with a waterman there; he asked me if I bought hampers; I said yes; he shewed these hampers and asked half a guinea for them; I asked him where he got them; he said he picked them up in the river near Deptford.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-7-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am fourteen years old: I know the consequence of an oath; I am apprentice to the prosecutor. On the 23d of November Archer and Reading came in to buy a pair of shoes; we had none that would fit them; they were very difficult; while they were trying them on, I observed Archer nodding his head to Savage, who was on the outside of the door: he came in; I observed that while I was fitting the shoes on, this man, Savage, clapped his hands behind him, took these pair of women's callimanco pumps from the place where they lay; then he went out and said he would stay at the Black Lion ten minutes for the other man; upon his going out, I got down and considered if I had taken notice of it at that time, that as there were three men, and I was only a boy, they would run away; I bolted the door and locked it, and so kept the two prisoners in; I said as they were difficult to fit I would call my master; I went to him; he came; then I charged them with having taken the shoes; my master sent me for a constable, who took them before a justice; when they were taken, Reading asked my master if he should go and fetch Savage, as he was charged with taking them; he agreed, and Reading went to fetch Savage, who came with him.</p>
<p>Savage Defence.</p>
<p>We had agreed to go together to the Black Lion; I staid out some time; he might nod his head at us to tell us he would come presently; when I went in I said I could not stay long. I know nothing of these pumps; I was surprised at being charged with them: whether it is not a proof of my innocence that when I was charged with this fact, instead of running away, I went back in order to justify myself.</p>
<p>He called several witnesses that were drinking with him when Reading came and said he was charged with stealing the shoes, to prove that he went of his own accord to clear himself.</p>
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<p>READING Acquitted.</p> </div1>
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<p>14. (2d M.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-8-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am wife of the prosecutor: I laid out all these things in my apartment upon a box; I found them wanting on the 27th of October; I had not seen them the day before; I made an enquiry after them; I found them pawned at one Mr. Bograve's. (They are produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-8-person149" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The things produced were pawned to me by the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-8-person150" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am apprentice to the last witness; the prisoner called at our house on the 27th; they were pawned for seven shillings.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>My witnesses are not here; a woman gave them to me to pawn for her.</p>
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<p>15. (M.)
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<p>The prosecutor was called, but did not appear; his recognizance was ordered to be estreated.</p>
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<p>16. (2d M.)
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<p>- Baldwin. I am a neighbour of Mr. Clements; I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor struggling together; two live ducks were taken from the prisoner that Mr. Clements claimed to be his.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-10-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live next door to Mr. Clements; I know the ducks exceedingly well; I remember Clements collaring the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I beg you will be favourable to me; I was drunk or I should not have done it.</p>
<p>He called a witness who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>17. (2d M.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-11-person164" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost three geese; the prisoner and Mullins were my
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<p>- Mullins. The prisoner and I stole the geese.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-11-person165" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought the geese to me, in company with Mullins; I bought them; I paid the prisoner for them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>That man told me they were his own property.</p>
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<p>18. (M.)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-12-victim171 t17731208-12-viclabel56"/>. I lodged at Mr. Manley's: I was out of town when my clothes were stolen: I had not seen them for two months; the prisoner had been my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-12-defend167 t17731208-12-deflabel57"/> ten years; I trusted him with the care of the clothes; in October last I sent him up stairs for a particular coat; he did not return.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-12-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 1st of February 1772, a person brought a waistcoat to me, in the name of
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<interp inst="t17731208-12-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker: I took in of the prisoner, in pawn, four coats and three waistcoats at different times; the first was a pair of stockings, on the 8th of February 1773; the two coats and a waistcoat on the 24th of August; a waistcoat on the 6th and another on the 9th of July; a pair of buckles on the 14th of June; they were all brought by the prisoner; the last time he was at my house was on the 14th of September. (The goods are all produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-12-person175" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-12-person175" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Wollaston lodged in my house. The duplicates were brought by the prisoner's wife two or three days after he was gone from his master.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I leave myself to the mercy of the court.</p>
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<p>19. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> thereto, purporting to be a bill of exchange </rs>, in which paper writing, purporting to be a bill of exchange, are contained the words and figures following,
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<p>No. 113, 22 10 0</p>
<p>Twenty one days after sight please to pay
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<p>Your humble servant,
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<p>with intention to defraud
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<p>Second Count for feloniously uttering and publishing the same bill of exchange, with the like intent, against the statute.</p>
<p>Third Count the same as the first, with intention to defraud
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , against the statute, &c.</p>
<p>Fourth Count for feloniously uttering and publishing the same bill of exchange, with intention to defraud
<persName id="t17731208-13-victim186" type="victimName"> Samuel Cappock
<interp inst="t17731208-13-victim186" type="surname" value="Cappock"/>
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<p>Fifth Count for having the same bill of exchange in his custody, and feloniously forging on the same an acceptance thereof, which said acceptance is to the tenor following</p>
<p>June 2, 1773,
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<p>with intention to defraud the said
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<p>Sixth Count for feloniously uttering and publishing the same acceptance, with the like intent, against the statute, &c.</p>
<p>Seventh Count the same as the fifth, for forging the said acceptance, with intention to defraud
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<p>Eighth Count for feloniously uttering and publishing the same acceptance, with intention to defraud the said
<persName id="t17731208-13-person192"> Samuel Cappock
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , against the statute, &c. *</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Sunday the 6th of June last I saw Mr. Johnston, the prisoner, in the forenoon, at the Grecian coffee-house in Devereux-court; he told me he had been disappointed in a bill he expected to have received money for, drawn by some banker, and accepted I think by Lord Townshend; that he had given this bill to some person in the city to get discounted, and the person would not return it him, to remedy which, he said he had applied to his mother in Ireland, who had sent him a bill for 22 l. 10 s. which bill he said he had given to a Mr. Hunt, his taylor, in order to pay him for a suit of clothes he had of him, and to receive the balance in cash; he asked me if I would walk with him to the taylor's, who lived in a court in Holborn; I went with him; I waited at the door till he came out; he said the taylor had not got the remainder of the cash, but that he would call at the Grecian in half an hour with the balance, after deducting five guineas for the clothes; we went to the Grecian coffee-house and called for something; the taylor did not come till about an hour after, which was I believe between one and two o'clock; Mr. Johnston immediately quitted me, and went with the taylor to another box; when the taylor went out, Johnston came to me and said the taylor was gone to try another friend to get cash for the bill, and would be back in ten minutes; Mr. Johnston and I went out of the coffee-house; he said he would go to the taylor and get the bill back, and requested I would get cash for it; he went to the taylor and I went to a steak house; he returned between a quarter and half an hour after to me at the chop house Wych-street, with a bill; I had not the cash, and as it was a Sunday I thought he could not get the cash of the merchant on whom it was drawn; I went to Mr. Cappock; he gave me cash for it; he remained in the chop house; I received of Mr. Cappock twenty one guineas, a six-and-nine-pence, two shillings, and threepence in copper, and I left the bill with him.</p>
<p>Q. Was Johnston with you at that time?</p>
<p>Howly. No. I went back to the steak house and gave Mr. Johnston the cash. On the Thursday following I was in the city; I called at No. 4, in New Broad-street, where the bill is specified to be payable, and enquired after Mr. Knox; I could find no such person; I went to Old Broad-street; I could find no such person there; I went to a coffee house, and looked over the merchants list; I found there was a Knox and Mercer in Crosby-square; I went there; Mr. Mercer was within; I asked him if he had any correspondence with Mr. Bevan's house at Dublin; he answered, no.</p>
<p>Q. Is Mr. Mercer here?</p>
<p>Howly. No.</p>
<p>Court. Then that is not evidence.</p>
<p>Howly. I went back and enquired at Mr. Johnston's lodgings; I found he had given orders that he should be denied to me.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Johnston lodge?</p>
<p>Howly. In Devereux court; he was not at home I believe. I went to the Grecian coffee-house about two o'clock; there I saw Mr. Cappock; he told me it was a forgery. (The bill
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177312080010"/> produced by Mr. Cappock.) This is the bill I had of Johnston; it is just the same except No. 4; I told Mr. Cappock, agreeable to Mr. Johnston's information, that the parties lived there upon whom it was drawn.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner write the name
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<p>Howly. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him write?</p>
<p>Howly. No; he delivered the bill to me with his name upon it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He has mentioned Lord Townshend's name; I never said that; it was Lord Townshend's agent; he only heard that insinuated at my lodgings; he breakfasted and supped with me that night.</p>
<p>Q. Are you from Ireland?</p>
<p>Howly. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any
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<p>Howly. No; there is a Bevan, one of the aldermen of Dublin.</p>
<p>Q. You do not know the hand writing of this bill?</p>
<p>Howly. No, I am not acquainted with it.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with the prisoner?</p>
<p>Howly. About a month before this transaction, by seeing him at the Grecian coffee-house, and lodging in a house I had lodged in for some months.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 6th of June, about six in the evening, Mr. Howly came to me, and asked me if I could give him cash for a small bill; I told him I would if I had it; I asked how much it was; he said 22 l. 10 s. I had that money in my pocket, and I gave it him for the bill; this is the bill; I desired Mr. Howly to put his name at the back, which he did; No. 4 is my own marking.</p>
<p>Q. Was the name
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<p>Cappock. Yes; when I received it Mr. Howly told me Knox and Co. whom the bill is drawn upon, lived at No. 4 in New Broad-street; I looked over the bill at night, and observed it appeared to me that the bill, the indorsement, and the acceptance, were all the writing of one person; I told my man to go next day and enquire about it; he returned and told me he could not find any such person as Knox and Co. Mr. Howly came to my house on Tuesday; I told him I thought it a bad bill, and I chose to detain him till I could find Johnston.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Johnston before?</p>
<p>Cappock. He supped at my house that Sunday evening with Howly. I went before Sir
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> with him; he detained him till Johnston could be found; I took a warrant out at Sir
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person199" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's against Johnston; when I went home I called my servants and told them to detain Mr. Johnston if they saw him;
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person200" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , one of my men, saw Johnston in the Temple, and brought him to my coffee house; I told him I had reason to think it a forged bill, and that Howly was in custody; he said he would take me to the house of Knox and Co. the next morning; I told him the next morning would not do, for I had a warrant against him; I sent for the constable and watchmen, and gave them charge of him, to take care of him till the morning; we took him before Sir
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person201" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> next morning, when Howly was discharged and Johnston detained.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say where Knox and Co. lived when he said he would take you to their house next morning?</p>
<p>Cappock. Yes; in Broad-street, London Wall.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing about having delivered that note to Howly?</p>
<p>Cappock. He acknowledged it before Sir
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<p>Q. Did he say any thing about the name
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<p>Cappock. He said it was his hand writing.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Whether you have had any instructions about the drawer or accepter concerning the bill?</p>
<p>Cappock. I have had some letters from Ireland concerning the prisoner, but not concerning the bill; I have a letter signed
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<p>Court. Do you know who that
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<p>Cappock. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did this letter come to you by the Irish mail?</p>
<p>Cappock. Yes; the date is not to it; it says Dublin 10th, 1773; there are two post marks, one is October 13, and the other Oct. 20th.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a servant to Mr. Cappock, who keeps the Grecian coffee-house.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner?</p>
<p>Griffin. I have seen him there several times.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Mr. Howly?</p>
<p>Griffin. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see Howly and the prisoner together there?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177312080011"/>Griffin. Yes; I saw him that Sunday night. I was sent to enquire for
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and Co. in Broad-street, New Broad-street, and Broad-street buildings; I could find no such person; then I went to Knox and Mercer in Crosby-square; they knew nothing of any such person; I enquired particularly at No. 4.</p>
<p>Q. How long is a letter coming from Dublin?</p>
<p>Griffin. About six days.</p>
<p>Court. The bill is dated Dublin 28 May, and it is accepted the 2d of June; that is barely five days.</p>
<p>Griffin. I have known it in five days, four days frequently.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect the prisoner coming to your master when he was taken?</p>
<p>Griffin. Yes; some conversation passed; he said if my master would let him go home then, he would go with my master in the morning to this Knox and Co. when he was before Sir
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<p>Q. Did you hear any thing said about the money?</p>
<p>Griffin. No, I did not hear any thing about it.</p>
<p>Q. to Cappock. Did you put down nothing but No. 4? look at the bill.</p>
<p>Cappock. Yes; I wrote Broad-street.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The morning I had it I sent a porter of the Temple to get it accepted; I cannot be certain whether it is Broad-street or Bread-street in the bill.</p>
<p>Court. It is very plain, it is Broad-street, you may see it. (The bill is shewn the prisoner.)</p>
<persName id="t17731208-13-person209"> Henry Timbrell
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a coffee-house in St. Martin's-lane; Mr. Cappock called upon me, and told me he had a bill he had given cash for, which he believed to be bad, for he had sent all about Broad-street, and could find no such persons as the bill purported to be drawn upon; I told him there was a Broad-street near Carnaby-market, and I offered to enquire there for Knox and Co. he gave me the bill, and I went from one end to the other of Broad-street, Carnaby-market, on both sides the way, and could find no such person.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am sorry I have not my witnesses. I hope that letter will be considered as circumstantial evidence of Mr. Bevan.</p>
<p>Court. You have had a great while to prepare for your trial: it is incumbent upon you to shew that there was such a man as Bevan, or at least to show that such persons as Knox and Co. had accepted this bill.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Bevan is a gentleman very well known in Dublin. I beg your lordship will order the letter to be read that Mr. Cappock produced.</p>
<p>(The letter is read.)</p>
<p>Dublin 10th, 1773.</p>
<p>A few days ago Counsellor Shiel applied to me in order that I might inspect my books, to find if I had drawn a bill in favour of Mr.
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<interp inst="t17731208-13-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; and find an entry of a small bill for 22 l. 10 s. as if drawn the latter end of May last, about which time Mr. Knox left London, and counsellor Shiel informs me that a young gentleman of good connexions here is in custody, on suspicion of forging the bill, on account that Mr. Knox is not to be found; yet, Sir, as I am conscious that the bill was drawn by me, I think it incumbent on me to inform you of the innocence of the person you are determined to prosecute for the forgery, and that I am willing to pay it, and take it up; there are several other bills drawn by me in favour of different persons, and regularly accepted by Mr. Knox, which I have been obliged to pay since Mr. Knox left London. I doubt not but you have correspondents here; if you will inclose the bill to any friend, it shall be paid when presented; this letter will be sufficient to indemnify you for so doing, and if you have any doubt, you may be informed of the goodness of the bill and my signature by several of the Irish merchants upon Change.</p>
<p>I am, Sir, though unacquainted,</p>
<p>Your most humble and obedient servant,</p>
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<p>Q. to Cappock. Did you apply to know whether any body knew the hand writing of Mr. Bevan?</p>
<p>Cappock. I did not; I received a letter from counsellor Shiel.</p>
<p>Q. Have you that letter?</p>
<p>Cappock. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Do you know counsellor Shiel's hand writing?</p>
<p>Cappock. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long after this letter was it that you received counsellor Shiel's letter? did you write to counsellor Shiel?</p>
<p>Cappock. I have since this, not before.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177312080012"/>Q. How came counsellor Shiel to write to you?</p>
<p>Cappock, He had heard some talk of this, and had seen Lord Clanbrassil.</p>
<p>The court asked the prisoner whether he chose to have counsellor Shiel's letter read, which he declined.</p>
<p>Note, The letter signed
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-14-defend215 t17731208-14-deflabel69"/> about four months. On Friday the 9th of November the prisoner was missing after dinner, and the next morning I missed the several things mentioned in the indictment; I went over them accurately, and can swear to the loss of the several particular things; they were taken out of the dressing room, which was open, and to which the prisoner, with the rest of the servants, had access. I went to Sir
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-14-victim218 t17731208-14-viclabel70"/> to Mr. Stibbert. I lost when the prisoner went away 23 l. 6 s. 9 d. in cash, in two or three purses, the same as described in the indictment, and also a little box about fourteen inches long and nine over, in which they were kept; I can swear to this purse which is produced, and the dollar; I know them to be my own; the rest I cannot swear to, but I know I lost such a quantity. I am one of the persons that went down to Gravesend on this intelligence, in order to apprehend him, and took Taylor, the constable, with me; on Monday the 22d of November I found him on board a French trader; he confessed the robbery with the whole circumstances of it, and there was found upon him, by the constable, in my presence, the purses and part of the money, and the coat and hat were found in the other part of the ship.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-14-person225"> Ann Rowly
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<interp inst="t17731208-14-person226" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-14-person226" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known him a twelvemonth; I never knew any harm by him in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-14-person227" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He is a very sober honest young fellow.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-14-person228" type="given" value="Rebecca"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-14-person228" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . He is a very honest lad; I have known him nine months.</p>
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<p>21. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-15-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Germain-street; I have a house at Brompton. Last Friday fortnight I was informed some of my poultry was missing; I went over to
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-15-off73 t17731208-15-crimeloc75"/> and missed thirteen; ten hens I believe, and three cocks; I immediately sent notice to the poulterers and bird shops, and offered a guinea reward to any that should discover the thief, on conviction; the next day I found ten bantams and three polands at a poulterer's; there was one I could swear to, a bantam cock; I had cut his comb myself about two years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-15-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never saw the prisoner till the night he was taken. I bought ten bantam fowls of Mr. Row in the market; I received a notice of Mr. Row that they were stole from Mr. Seymour, and I informed Mr. Seymour of it.</p>
<p>Joseph Row. On Friday the 19th of November, about eight or nine o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to me in Newgate-market, and said he had some fowls to sell, and desired me to lend him a basket; I did, and he brought ten bantam fowls in it, and two bags with three pullets, and three hens; about eleven o'clock Goff came and saw the bantams, and bought them of me, and took them away. The prisoner bred fowls himself, and lived somewhere about Battersea. I agreed to give him 17 s. for the sixteen fowls; I paid him half a guinea, and he was to call for the rest; I received a notice at night and sent to Goff.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-15-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Seymour; I missed the fowls from his house at Brompton on Friday; I saw the ten bantams about eleven or twelve o'clock on Saturday at Goff's; there was one black hen, six white hens, and three cocks, and on Monday I saw the three pullets at Mr. Row's; I can swear they are my master's property; I fed them night and morning.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear to the three you saw on Monday?</p>
<p>Lewis. Yes; one had a broken leg tied up just by the body.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-15-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Seymour: I have looked over the fowls; to the best of my knowledge they belong to my master; I know the black bantam hen by the specks; I know the bantam cock by his comb.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought them of a couple of countrymen on Friday morning.</p>
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<p>22. (M.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-16-off78 t17731208-16-crimeloc80"/>; Mr. Walker, another coachman, keeps coaches in the same yard with myself; the prisoner was a helper to us both; I missed oats several times; I was told the prisoner had confessed stealing them; I took them before Justice Girdler; there he confessed he had taken oats twice from my lost in Red-Lion-yard, where the stables are; the oats stand now in a sack; I have not measured it; I cannot positively swear it is my parcel of oats, but the prisoner positively owned they were the oats he had taken from me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-16-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's head, Cold-Bath-fields; I left it in August last; I was there on the beginning of November; Mr. Walker called me to the door to be a witness to their conversation; he asked the prisoner where he bought his oats lately; he said master, if you will say no more about it, I will tell the truth; he said he had taken the oats from Thompson's lost in order to feed Walker's horses. Mrs. Walker had given him money to buy the oats; he spent the money and so got the others oats; this he acknowledged before me; he went to
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<interp inst="t17731208-16-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's Head to bed; they sent for a constable and took him into custody; the next morning he confessed the same before Justice Girdler.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the charge.</p>
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<p>23. (M.)
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<persName id="t17731208-17-person250"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17731208-17-person251" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a waiter at Pon's coffee house; I am sure the prisoner is the man that came into my master's; I served him with the soup, and a spoon was in the bason; it was between six and seven o'clock when he had the soup given him; he tasted it once or twice; when he had done that, I turned my back, and he took opportunity to slip out of the door of the coffee house, and took the spoon with him; I missed it directly as he was gone; I informed my master of it; I am quite positive the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-17-person252" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am another waiter at Pon's coffee house; I remember his being there; I am positive he is the man.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went out from my lodgings in King-street, Drury-lane; on that day I went to Mr. Harrison's, at the Three Kings, opposite the Buffalo, in Bloomsbury; I had some gin and water there; about seven o'clock there was a very large eel sent for some gentlemen's supper; I staid the dressing of the eel; I staid there till after ten o'clock, and never was out of the house; I was told I should be called up the last day of the sessions. Mr. Harrison is at Hicks's Hall, or he could have proved I was at his house.</p>
<p>He called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>There was another indictment against him for a crime of the same sort.</p> </div1>
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<p>24, 25. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-18-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoners took me to bed with them three weeks ago come Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it?</p>
<p>Pruant. In
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
<p>Pruant. A
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<p>Q. You are not a married man I hope?</p>
<p>Pruant. No.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go to bed with them?</p>
<p>Pruant. Between nine and ten o'clock on Sunday night.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober?</p>
<p>Pruant. Not very sober; a little time after I had been in bed they took three guineas and a half guinea.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know you had that money?</p>
<p>Pruant. I gave a shilling for the bed, and then I saw the money; it was in a purse; I staid there all night, but they went away and left me by myself; I went to my lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. Was this woman in the house at the same time? she was not in bed I hope?</p>
<p>Pruant. No.</p>
<p>Q. Only these two?</p>
<p>Pruant. Only one was in bed with me.</p>
<p>Q. Which is Fagan?</p>
<p>Pruant. That young woman; the other two were at the fire; the woman (Fagan) took me from the Swan just by there; the other two women I found in the room.</p>
<p>Q. She had been drinking there?</p>
<p>Pruant. I went to have a mug of beer there and saw her; I missed it about ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Were they gone then?</p>
<p>Pruant. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to lie there then?</p>
<p>Pruant. My breeches were gone; the old woman brought them; she got a light and got them from the bedside.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she bring the breeches?</p>
<p>Pruant. About twelve at night I believe.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to go then?</p>
<p>Pruant. I did not know where I was.</p>
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<p>Q. What time of night was this?</p>
<p>Delvin. Between nine and ten o'clock; I came to this
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<interp inst="t17731208-18-person263" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; she handed the breeches from the prosecutor's head and gave them me; I took three guineas and a half, and we equally divided it; I laid the breeches down at the side of the bed. Daley does not live with her mother.</p>
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<p>This man and this woman had been at her own lodging before they came to me; they were both three parts in liquor; they sent out for some supper; I had neither art nor part in the breeches; nor the money; this man took some distaste at her house, and would not lie there; how they cooked it I do not know.</p>
<p>Daley's Defence.</p>
<p>I went into the Swan in East Smithfield accidentally; he asked me to sit down and drink some beer; I did; then I drank some peppermint with him; he asked me if I would shew him where I lived; I did; when we went in where my lodgings were, he sat down and called for a shilling's worth of liquor, and a pot of half-and-half; he desired me to make the bed, and after that took some distaste; he would not stay; knowing this woman some time, I went up into her room, and asked if she had a bed to let; I asked him if he would make me a present for my company; he said he would after I was got into bed; I was going down stairs; he said I might trust his generosity; I went into bed for a quarter of an hour, when
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<interp inst="t17731208-18-person265" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and put the fire out; he said his head was not high enough; Delvin said, O my dear, I will put your head higher; she made a ruffling under his head; when Mrs. Fagan came up, she asked who put the candle out; he sat up in the bed to eat his victuals; he would not make me a present; I got up and went down to the White Swan again; then I went home to my lodgings; I only saw half a guinea he changed at the White Swan.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. It was you found fault that my head was not high enough.</p>
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<p>26. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-19-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 25th of October I lost a handkerchief out of my pocket in
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<interp inst="t17731208-19-person271" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-19-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was walking along pretty fast; I saw the prisoner pull something out of Mr. Heberdine's pocket; it was dark; I could not see what; I believe a handkerchief; I laid hold of the prisoner, and asked him if he had lost a handkerchief; he felt in his pocket and missed it; the boy offered to be searched but a gentleman picked it off the ground.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I saw nothing of it.</p>
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<p>27. (L.)
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<p>28. (L.)
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>29. (2d M.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-22-person282" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 2d of November, about eight in the morning, the prisoner, and a woman that is admitted an evidence, came into the shop, and desired to see some linen; she ordered a yard to be cut off, and paid for it; then they ordered two yards more to be cut off, and they would call for it in the afternoon;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177312080016"/> Mr. Grubb brought the linen about twelve in the afternoon, and asked if I knew it; there is a mark upon one of the pieces, by which I knew it to be Mr. Tomlinson's property.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-22-person283"> Mary Bond
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<interp inst="t17731208-22-person283" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The morning this linen was stole the prisoner brought it to me; I live in Dyot-street; she asked me to pledge it for her; I sent
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<interp inst="t17731208-22-person284" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to pledge it; this is the linen that was found in my room by Mr. Grubb; Hogg went with two pieces; she was stopt; the rest was left in my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-22-person285" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .
<persName id="t17731208-22-person286"> Mary Bond
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<interp inst="t17731208-22-person286" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-22-person286" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> desired me to pawn two pieces of linen; the pawnbroker stopt me; I carried it all to the pawnbroker's.</p>
<p>Q. How came any to be left in the house?</p>
<p>Hogg. That is unknown to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-22-person287" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable: I was coming by Mr. Murthwaite's; he said a woman had been to pawn some linen; I went back and saw the woman; she said she had it of
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<p>Hogg. What I had to pawn was from
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<p>Bond. The prisoner gave that to me that I gave to Hogg.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-22-person290"> Hannah Mumford
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<interp inst="t17731208-22-person290" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner and I went to the gentleman's shop and took the linen out, and
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<p>Q. Who took it?</p>
<p>Mumford. The prisoner and I; we went with a pretence to buy a gown; we took it off the compter.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going to market; I met Mumford; she asked me to go with her and buy a yard of linen; I went into the shop with her; I left her; I never saw any more of her till I was taken up; I never saw the linen; I never touched it; my witnesses are all gone home.</p>
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<p>30. (M.)
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<p>When this prisoner was put to the bar to be arraigned, he appeared to be deaf and dumb; the Court directed the sheriff to impannel a Jury, to try whether he stood dumb through obstinacy, or by the visitation of God; a Jury were accordingly returned by the sheriff, who after hearing the evidence of
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<p>"That he was dumb by the visitation of God."</p>
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<p>Mary Beach. I live with Mr. Goldwell, who is a
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-23-off113 t17731208-23-crimeloc116"/>. On the 13th of October the prisoner, who had been once before in our shop, came and made signs for a pair of stockings; I reached him a pair; I made signs to him by my fingers that they were five shillings; he gave me a guinea to change; I pulled out the till and put it on the compter to give him change; he put his hand in and took out four shillings and sixpence, and laid on the compter, which I imagined he thought enough for the stockings; I took but four shillings and sixpence of him, and gave him change out of the guinea; I put the till in its place, and he went away immediately; I took the till out about ten minutes after he was gone, to set it right, because I do not give change out of that till, but as the compter was full I could not leave it to go to the other counter; I told it over and missed five guineas; I perceived by my eye there were some missing before I told them; I had told them about nine o'clock, this was about one; I had not opened the till all the morning before; after I told the money there were thirteen guineas in the morning, and eight when I looked at them again; nobody else could have access to it; in about three weeks after he came again, and made signs for a pair of stockings. (The witness was taken with a fit and obliged to be carried out of Court.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-23-person299" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Goldwell: I remember the prisoner coming in for the stockings the beginning of November; he made signs for a pair of stockings on the compter; we were both in the shop; the last witness said it is the dumb man; I said, is it the dumb man? upon that he ran out of the shop, and I ran after him; I thought by that he understood what we said; I called out; a hackney coachman pursued him, and he was taken and brought back in about a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you speak very loud, or very eager, when you said, is it the dumb man?</p>
<p>Skulthaw. No.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. You was not present the first time he came?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177312080017"/>Skulthaw. No.</p>
<p>Q. When you spoke to the other witness did you make any signs?</p>
<p>Skulthaw. No.</p>
<p>Q. You serve in the shop I believe as well as the other witness?</p>
<p>Skulthaw. Sometimes.</p>
<p>[Mary Beach returns into Court.]</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. The other witness served in the shop as well as you?</p>
<p>Beach. Yes, sometimes.</p>
<p>Q. When he came into the shop he made signs?</p>
<p>Beach. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You thought him both deaf and dumb?</p>
<p>Beach. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. All that passed between you was by signs?</p>
<p>Beach. Yes.</p>
<p>Q You had seen the till at nine in the morning; you had not been all the time in the shop?</p>
<p>Beach. No, I had only been out to breakfast.</p>
<p>Q. Many people I suppose were served in the shop from nine to one?</p>
<p>Beach. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When he went away you did not miss the money, or see him take it?</p>
<p>Beach. No; I missed it about ten minutes after he was gone.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to buy a pair of stockings, and paid for them, and about three weeks after, as I was going past, they sent many people after me, to hold me fast for nothing at all.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-23-person300"> Fanny Lazarus
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<interp inst="t17731208-23-person300" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner five years: his father lives abroad; his father is a great man, and remits him money from Holland to keep him: he has received money at my house; he is very honest and well behaved.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-23-person301" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am keeper of Clerkenwell Bridewell; the prisoner was three weeks in my custody; he never shewed the least that he heard any thing that was said.</p>
<p>Beach. Nobody had access to the till but me; the key was in my pocket all the morning.</p>
<p>Q. from the Jury. You are servant to Mr. Goldwell?</p>
<p>Beach. Shop-woman.</p>
<p>Q. Has he a master key to that till as well as you?</p>
<p>Beach. No; he puts all the power over it in my hand.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a view of that part of the shop from the room you was in?</p>
<p>Beach. Yes.</p>
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<p>See him tried for a crime of the same sort No. 456 in the last mayoralty.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17731208-24-person314" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am porter to the prosecutors: on the 28th of October, about five o'clock in the evening, I locked the door and went to Exeter-street to supper; I returned at eight o'clock and took the key out of my pocket to unlock the door; when I put my hand to the door it flew open, and I saw the prisoner Harding.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether these things were in the shop when you went out?</p>
<p>Kennedy. Yes; I put the coffee pot on a side table, and the other things on a shelf, four or five minutes before I went out; when I came home, to the best of my knowledge, there were three men in the shop; I am sure there were two, and that Harding was one; I cannot swear to Rooker; Harding was striving to get out, and another man knocked me down with his fist; I got up as soon as I could, and pursued them; Harding ran down Temple-lane; I cried, stop thief! and a coachman jumped off his box, and we took him; I found on him two salts, two pails, and a milk pot, we brought him to a
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<interp inst="t17731208-24-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I attend the Rotation Office in Litchfield-street. On Friday the 29th of October, as I was sitting at the Jolly Coopers, near Clerkenwell, a person came to me, and said Chivers desired to speak to me; I asked him what was the matter; he said he believed he had done something bad; I bid him meet me at the George in Grafton-street; I met him there, and he told me the two prisoners and he had broke a house open, and produced two glasses, a salt, and two chissels, and asked me to get him made an evidence; I told him I could not say any thing to that till he came before the gentlemen; Chivers said I might meet with them at the Cock in Fleet-market; as I was going to the Cock, I heard Harding was apprehended; I went to Guildhall, and there I saw Harding in custody; I then went in pursuit of Rooker; I met him in Fleet market, and took him in custody, and had him to the Rotation Office in Litchfield-street; I searched him but found nothing but some pick-lock keys upon him. (The pick locks produced). They are what they call in their cant language dubbs.</p>
<persName id="t17731208-24-person316"> Harriot Ryland
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<p>Q. Do you know Rooker and Harding?</p>
<p>Ryland. Yes. Chivers desired me to come to the Black Lion in Wych-street, and he would have something for supper; I was informed he was gone out with Rooker and Harding; I saw them afterwards; I heard Chivers standing under St. Dunstah's church, at Mr. Trotman's shed.</p>
<p>Q. Were they within or without the shed?</p>
<p>Ryland. Without.</p>
<p>Q. What were they doing?</p>
<p>Ryland. I do not know.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-24-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 28th of October, about eight o'clock, or a little after, somebody came and told me this shop was broke open; I went directly; they told me the man took down the Temple; I went as far as the Middle Temple Gate, and some people were bringing Harding up; we took him to a public house; I said I must search him; he said I need not search him, and took out of his pocket nine salts, two milk pails, a milk pot and tops for castors; he said he was very sorry for it.</p>
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<p>Weath. That is the coffee pot that is here. They cried out, stop thief! I saw him turn down Temple Gate; I pursued and overtook him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-24-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I met Rooker and Harding about seven o'clock; they asked me to fetch these tools, which they asked me to carry home; before I did fetch them, they agreed to go to some shop to break it open; I stood and covered them; I did not enter the shop: they wrenched the staple off the door and then got into the shop; Rooker gave the things to me; this young woman stood by. I was afraid to have any thing to do with them; I took hold of the corner of her apron and chucked them into it; she was going to throw them into the kennel; I bid her go with them. They bid me fetch a candle; going to Temple Bar, I heard that Harding was taken. In the passage by the church I saw Rooker and this young woman talking together; he asked me to get the things to go out again; I said I was afraid. I drank a pint of beer with him, and left him, and went home.</p>
<p>Q. to Kennedy. What sort of a place is this, how many rooms does it consist of?</p>
<p>Kennedy. No more than one.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body lodge there?</p>
<p>Kennedy. I did; and there is a fire place there.</p>
<p>Q. Do you constantly lodge there?</p>
<p>Kennedy. Yes, every night.</p>
<p>Q. What has it been the custom always for the porter to lodge in the shop?</p>
<p>Kennedy. Yes, since my master and mistress took the shop I have lodged in it.</p>
<p>Q. Before that do you know whether the shopman or porter used to lodge in it?</p>
<p>Kennedy. I cannot tell that.</p>
<p>Harding's Defence.</p>
<p>The night this unfortunate affair happened I had been at the Black Lion in Wych-street; Chivers was sitting at the same time there; he went out and staid for the space of some minutes; he came in again, and asked me if I was going home, but in the mean time made me as much in liquor as possible; I answered in the affirmative, and said as he was going part of my way I would accompany him; I knew him, but did not know what course of life he followed; when we came by St. Dunstan 's church he went without hesitation to a shop; if it had been broke open it was before he went in at the door; he gave me some things and desired me to put
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177312080019"/> them in my pocket; as he was going to carry them down to Fleet-market, and he had more than he could conveniently take himself, I accordingly took them and put them in my pocket, and he went to get a candle, and then this person, I take to be Kennedy, came and went in, and finding the door open, two people rushed out, and struck him down, and I being terrified, as I had the property about me, and dreading the consequences seeing them run, I ran as fast I could; a number of people pursued me, and I went down Temple-lane, where I was stopped, and the property taken from me that is now produced. I am really innocent of the robbery, and of any intent to commit it.</p>
<p>Rooker's Defence.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the affair; I have been in company with that Chivers; I was with him at the Black Lion the night the robbery was done; after he was gone about an hour, a report was brought that this Harding was in custody.</p>
<p>Q. to Kennedy. Which knocked you down?</p>
<p>Kennedy. I cannot say.</p>
<p>For Rooker.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-24-person322" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-24-person322" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a goldsmith: I have known him from a child; he is in the button way; I never heard any thing amiss of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-24-person323" type="given" value="Ann"/>
<interp inst="t17731208-24-person323" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known Rooker four years: my husband worked with him; I never knew him to bear any other than an honest character.</p>
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<p>For Harding.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-24-person325" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Harding from his infancy; he came out of the country about two years and a half ago; I never knew any thing amiss of him. His father and mother are very honest people.</p>
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<p>33. (2d L.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-25-person328" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the first day of the poll last Saturday was fortnight, I went towards Guildhall, after dinner; I saw the prisoner in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-25-off124 t17731208-25-crimeloc126"/> attempting at several gentlemen's pockets; at last I saw him take a handkerchief out of the pocket of a gentleman; I told the gentleman of it; I took hold of him with my left hand and the gentleman with my right, and told him he had lost his handkerchief; he missed it; I opened the prisoner's breeches and drew it out. The gentleman lived in the country, and said he could not appear.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The gentleman could not swear to the handkerchief; he could not find any thing else than my own handkerchief; that was my handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. from the Jury. Was there any other handkerchief upon him?</p>
<p>Pain. No.</p>
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<p>34. (2d L.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-26-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost my handkerchief at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17731208-26-off129 t17731208-26-crimeloc131"/> on the 1st of December.</p>
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<interp inst="t17731208-26-person334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner in the Hall; he perceived me watch him, and went out of the Hall; I followed him, and insisted upon searching him; I found two good handkerchiefs upon him; I took him before Alderman Crosby; there he said they were his mistress's; when I proposed to send for his mistress, he altered his story, and said he found them.</p>
<p>The prosecutor deposed to one of the handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>One is my own; I found the other in Guildhall; I held it up; nobody owned it, so I thought it was my own.</p>
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<p>35. (2d L.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was employed in rolling hogsheads; the last witness was not employed in any thing.</p>
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<p>36. (2d L.)
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<p>- Hamilton. I saw the prisoner take it out of the prosecutor's pocket; I delivered it into the care of the constable.</p>
<p>The constable produced it, and said it had not been out of his pocket ever since. (It was deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>37. (2d L.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-29-person351" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman of the market; the care of the goods was left to me, and I was answerable for the loss; I detected her in stealing them, and secured her on the spot.</p>
<p>The prisoner, in her defence, did not deny the charge, but throw herself on the mercy of the Court; she said her husband had left her with five small children.</p>
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<p>38. (2d L.)
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<interp inst="t17731208-30-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was my
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<p>Mrs. Jordan. The prisoner brought these things to me; she said she was going into the country, and wanted me to keep them for her; I suspected there was something wrong; I thought there might be some quarrel between her and her mistress; I went to her mistress's house, and gave them notice of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The woman came and asked for these things; I thought she was the washer woman.</p>
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<p>39. (2d L.)
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<persName id="t17731208-31-person364"> James Quince
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<interp inst="t17731208-31-person364" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner take the coals out of a lighter, called the Mary: I seized him.</p>
<p>The prosecutors deposed that the ship the coals were taken out of belonged to them.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>This prisoner had been twice transported for seven years for stealing coals, and had staid his full time.</p> </div1>
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<p>40. (2d L.)
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<p>Fasion Nairn. I felt a hand in my pocket, upon which I turned-round and caught the prisoner
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Indeed, sir, there was another lad coming waiting along; I know nothing of it. I was for my mother's coming home; she had been in the country. A boy threw the handkerchief upon my arm. I am but fourteen years old.</p>
<p>Q. to the prosecutor. How do you know his hand was in your pocket?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. There was a whole gang of abusive chaps; he had the handkerchief wrapped round his hands, and was running away as fast he could.</p>
<p>He called - Adams and
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<p>41. (L.)
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<persName id="t17731208-33-person375"> Allen Parsons
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<interp inst="t17731208-33-person375" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner passed by me at ten o'clock at night; I missed my handkerchief, and followed him; I told him if he did not give it me I would take it out of his pocket; then he pulled it out; I took him to the watch-house.</p>
<p>- Barnes. I was at the watch-house; I took charge of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was walking along; I found something before me; I stooped and picked it up; I did not know what it was, and the gentleman laid hold of me; I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
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<p>42. (L.)
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<p>43. (L.)
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<p>44. (L.)
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