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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177405180001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol-Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX; HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 18th, Thursday the 19th, Friday the 20th, Saturday the 21st, and Monday the 23d of MAY, 1774.
<p>In the Fourteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Fifth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>Taken down in SHORT-HAND by
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<p>NUMBER V. PART I.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Printed for J. WILLIAMS, No. 39, in Fleet Street.</p>
<p>[PRICE SIX-PENCE.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177405180002"/>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.) London Jury.</p>
<p>(M.) First Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>(2d M.) Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>First London Jury</p>
<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. Did you know them?</p>
<p>Blundell. Yes, I knew them before they came out; of the two prisoners, one caught me round my neck, and the other held my arms; they rifled my pockets; I attempted to cry out, and they stopped my mouth; they took my pocket book, about fifteen shillings in silver, and a tip-staff I had in my pocket (I am an officer in the Marshalsea) a handkerchief and other things I had in my pocket: they swore sadly, and Dyer said she would cut my throat if I made a noise; in my struggling because I kept my hands fast they did cut me a-cross the fingers with a knife I suppose.</p>
<p>Q. A pin perhaps?</p>
<p>Blundell. No, it must be more than a pin; when they left me I catched hold of one, and said I had been robbed, and she was one of the persons; a man came up and bid me go about my business or it would be worse for me; I left them and went away; after they robbed me I followed them into a house, which I saw them all go into; after they had taken my things first in the street I followed them to be sure to know them, and I went into the house; they were people I knew when I lived five years in the neighbourhood; I thought I would be certain to the persons of them; I took hold of one that was tried last sessions that I was obliged to let go. When they were taken before Justice Sherwood,
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<p>Q. Were they all taken together?</p>
<p>Blundell. No; first two were taken; then the other two, one over night the other next morning; Mr. Sherwood took her aside afterwards and said she was a principal concerned and he could not admit her an evidence; she said she would produce all my property if he would; he would not; then she swore a great oath that I never should have my property; Mr. Sherwood advised me to offer some little reward for my pocket book; I offered a guinea; it was brought home next day by a man that keeps one of these girls company; he was afterwards taken into custody and was discharged last sessions.</p>
<p>Q. This was pretty late at night?</p>
<p>Blundell. About half after ten.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure these are the women?</p>
<p>Blundell. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Salt-Petre-Bank acquaintance?</p>
<p>Blundell. I lived in business five years in East Smithfield, and knew these people backwards and forwards.</p>
<p>Q. What was your business there that night?</p>
<p>Blundell. I had been at Nightingale lane and other places at that time upon business.</p>
<p>Q. Do you deal in watches?</p>
<p>Blundell. No; I had one since I had been out; I had not put it out of my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. It is extraordinary you should have two watches in your pocket on Salt Petre Bank?</p>
<p>Blundell. I had not been home to put it out of my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. If you live in that neighbourhood how came you to think of following them into the house to be robbed again?</p>
<p>Blundell. I wanted to be sure that they were the people.</p>
<p>Q. When were these two women taken up?</p>
<p>Blundell. Two or three days since the last sessions; they were all taken up, but they were all four rescued out of the coach going through Rag Fair.</p>
<p>Q. In the day time?</p>
<p>Blundell. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then I fancy you was not much in earnest?</p>
<p>Blundell. I was not with them then, there was the keeper belonging to Clerkenwell Bridewell.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177405180004"/>Court. Did you miss your things as soon as the women left you the first time?</p>
<p>Blundell. Yes, immediately, because I found them take it from me.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in liquor?</p>
<p>Blundell. No.</p>
<p>Q. Not at all?</p>
<p>Blundell. I had been drinking but was very sensible and knew every transaction that passed.</p>
<p>Dyer. Farrell came in with him into the house I was sitting in, and asked him if either of the women were there; he made answer and said, no; he took a lad out; the people said he was an apprentice; he said he was not one; they sat down and had a pint of beer; Farrell asked him again if any of the women were there; he said no, and both of us were there at that time.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I told Farrell these were the women; he said never mind them, they are to be had at any time, it is the man we want first; we were afraid of taking the women lest the man would get away; I knew they were the women; the constable said let them alone, we can get them at any time.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear you did not say they were not the women?</p>
<p>Blundell. I did not.</p>
<p>Dyer. He took
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<p>Blundell. Yes, I took them first; they were taken separately.</p>
<p>Q. If you took Macormack and Jones why did not you take these people?</p>
<p>Blundell They were not present.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you take these people as soon as you saw them, as well as Macormack and Jones?</p>
<p>Blundell It was Farrell's doing.</p>
<p>Court. It looks to me as if you was not quite sure of them.</p>
<p>Blundell. I cannot be mistaken, I knew them before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-1-person66" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> said if the Justice would admit her an evidence she would produce the two watches and pocket book, the Justice did not chuse to make her an evidence; then she said she would destroy the pocket book and dash the two watches to pieces before his face; she said that before the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. But she did not do so?</p>
<p>Knightly. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live?</p>
<p>Knightly. In East Smithfield.</p>
<p>Q. Near Salt Petre Bank?</p>
<p>Knightly. No; the prosecutor was next door neighbour to me three years; he has been moved about three quarters of a year.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be at the Justice's, out of curiosity?</p>
<p>Knightly. No, I was there upon some other business.</p>
<p>The prisoners, in their defence, said they were not the women that robbed him, if he was robbed; that he saw them at a publick house two or three different times afterwards, and Farrell was with him; that he was asked publickly whether he knew either of them, and he said no, and that Farrell charged him with bringing him there on a foolish errand.</p>
<p>The prosecutor denied saying he did not know them, or that Farrell said any such thing.</p>
<p>Both
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<interp inst="t17740518-2-person71" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Friday the 29th of April I saw the prisoner and another man follow a gentleman by my door; as they passed my window I saw them stoop; I suspected they wanted to pick his pocket; I stepped out after them, and just by an empty house, the corner of
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>As I was coming along Thames-street the witness laid hold of me and said I had robbed a gentleman; I did not know he was robbed.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t17740518-2-person72"> Laurence Cheshire
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<interp inst="t17740518-2-person73" type="given" value="Deborah"/>
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<p>361. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17740518-4-person82" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lost the things mentioned in the indictment from my lodgings in
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<persName id="t17740518-4-person83"> Mary Southern
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<interp inst="t17740518-4-person83" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17740518-4-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Northampton-street, Wood's Close: the bricklayers were at work; I shut the window left it should be broke; I went to go up stairs; I saw the mark of a dirty foot on the stairs; I called to know who was there, and then a man came down with the things in a bag; I asked what he had got; he said soot; he looked like a chimney sweeper; I cannot swear to the man; Morris took the bag, and pulled out the things; I saw the gown taken out.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I met with a chimney-sweeper; he told me he had two chimneys to sweep; he took me up into a one-pair-of-stairs room where these things were taken from, and said he was going to sweep the chimney; his bag was there before; he was going to pull off his shoes; somebody cried out; he ran down stairs and bid me bring his bag after him to the next door; that he was going to sweep a chimney there; I took it up not knowing what was in it; he ran out of the door and I was stopped.</p>
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<p>363. (L.)
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<p>Q. Which did you meet?</p>
<p>Bruce. Newland; he asked how do you do, ship-mate? I said thank you; he said he was a mate of a ship, and if I would go to a public house and have a pot of beer, he would talk to me about it; I said with all my heart; we went to the
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<p>Q. Did you ever find your clothes again?</p>
<p>Bruce. No.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you did not toss up at all?</p>
<p>Bruce. Yes; I told them I would have nothing to do with them. My bundle contained the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them); I told the landlord they had robbed me; he threatned if I made a disturbance to send for a constable and send me to gaol. I got hold of a piece of the money they called guineas; it is a counterfeit.</p>
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<p>Q. Which of the men was it that was gone out?</p>
<p>Andrews. Mecum. The prisoners had been in the house that day before; there was a man standing by him; I asked him if he was concerned in taking the clothes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you threaten the prosecutor that if be made any disturbance you would send him to gaol?</p>
<p>Andrews. He said he had lost the clothes at gaming; he said they laid twenty pounds against his clothes, that they named a halfpenny three times out of four; I said if I had known as how they had been gaming, I would have sent for an officer, and sent them to the Compter.</p>
<p>Q. to Bruce. Do you hear what this man says, is it true?</p>
<p>Bruce. Not at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did you understand he had been gaming with them, or they gaming among themselves?</p>
<p>Andrews. He said he lost his clothes by gaming and they ran away with them afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-8-person108" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; my brother complained to me he had lost his clothes; I went with him to the landlord to talk about it; I met with the two prisoners and we secured them.</p>
<p>Mecum's Defence.</p>
<p>I went with this man to Tower-hill; we went into a public house, and there we met with Bruce; Bruce and I tossed up for a pint of beer; then Bruce said he would not toss up for any more beer, he would bet his clothes against some money; I betted twenty guineas against his clothes, and won them; when I had won them I asked him if I should have them, and he gave them to me, and said they were mine, I had won them; the bundle was not opened; he said they were worth twenty guineas.</p>
<p>Newland's Defence.</p>
<p>I met the prisoner on Tower-hill; I thought he was an old ship-mate of mine; when I found my mistake I asked him to have part of a pint of beer; we went into the Queen's Head; there was Mecum and another in the box tossing up for a pint of beer; Bruce was drawn in to toss for another pint; after this they ageed to toss for the clothes against a sum of money; I have forgot the sum. He owned before two proper witnesses of the Surry militia that he had won the clothes. I know nothing of the gaming, or gambling, or correspondence one way or other: I am a baker, and am in the Surry militia.</p>
<p>Newland called two witnesses to his character</p>
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<p>Morley's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it, no more than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Handby's Defence.</p>
<p>I was going of an errand for my master, Mr. Crouch, who keeps the Coach and Horses; I did not see the lad do any thing till the man laid hold of me; I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know whose house it was?</p>
<p>Arder. No, I was quite a stranger; I went up stairs with her; we had some bread and cheese, and then she asked me to lie with her; I said, as I was a little in liquor, I did not care if I did; she asked me what I would give her; I gave her a shilling or two; I was going into bed with my breeches on; she desired me to pull them off; when I had pulled them off, another woman came in, took up my breeches, and ran down stairs with them; I ran down stairs after her, and she left the breeches at the door; I took them up but missed my money; two men came to know what was the matter; I told them I had been robbed of my money; they pursued the prisoner and brought her back; I know her to be the woman that took up my breeches; she was taken before a Justice and searched, and the money dropped from under her arm, wrapped up in a bit of rag; there was a guinea, two half guineas, and twelve or thirteen shillings; that was the money I missed out of my breeches.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. One of the half guineas is not much bigger than a 5 s. 3 d. I can swear positively to it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the man in my life till he charged the constable with me: I had the money sent to me from my friends.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177405180008"/> my husband saw her open her box, and put the silk in her pocket that was found upon her, and the other things in her box; I am sure they are my property.</p>
<p>- Lloyd. Mr. Clark called me into the shop while he examined the prisoner's box; I saw him take the muslin out of her pocket, and the shirt and pillow bier out of the box.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Mrs. Clark gave me the muslin; I never had the other things in my box.</p>
<p>Mrs. Clark. I did give her a piece of muslin, but not that.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>372, 373, 374. (2d M.)
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<p>All three
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<p>375. 376. (M.)
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<p>Both
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<p>377. (M.)
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<p>
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<p>A Witness. I was called in by the prosecutrix, and took the boy with the bundle of linen lying by him. (The bundle produced, containing the things mentioned in the indictment, which were deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am but thirteen years old.</p>
<p>He called one witness to his character.</p>
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<p>378. (2d M.)
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<p>379. (2d M.)
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<p>(2d M.) JANE, the wife of
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740518-16-victim160 t17740518-16-viclabel73"/>s. On the 28th of January the prisoner came to our shop, and bought goods to the amount of 10 l. 18 s. 2 d. and begged they might be sent to Mr. Goslin's, a stay-maker, in Leigh-street, Red Lion-square, in the course of half an hour, and the money would be paid for them immediately; this was about four o'clock; I took the goods there in the dusk of the evening; when I knocked at the door the prisoner opened it, and took me into a back parlour, lighted a candle, and desired me to sit down, and said she would just take the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177405180009"/> goods up stairs and shew them to her husband, and bring the money immediately; but instead of going up stairs, she ran out at the street door, and I never saw her any more till I apprehended her: about half an hour after this she sent us a letter, directing us to her husband, in Bear-street, Oxford-road; that we need not be uneasy, for the money might be obtained directly by applying to him, or we might arrest him; I went to the husband; he would not pay it; he said he had then a cause depending in Westminster-hall about it; when she was taken she told me where she had sold some of the things. I sold the things to her mentioned in the indictment (repeating them).</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is a designed thing in my husband; he has used me very ill, and turned me out of doors with two children; I was obliged to do it or starve.</p>
<p>The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>380. (M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740518-17-off82 t17740518-17-cd77"/>. ++</p>
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<p>(M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740518-17-off82 t17740518-17-cd80"/>. ++</p>
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<p>(M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740518-17-off82 t17740518-17-cd83"/>. ++</p>
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<p>381. (2d M.)
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<p>
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<p>Rice Williams. I was going to Chelsea on the 4th of May; when I came to the Five Fields I saw the prisoner at Holmes's window that looks into the field at the back of the house; he took two bundles out of the window, put one under his arm and took the other in his hand, and carried them to the middle of the field, and sat down on them for about a minute; then I saw him come back to the window, and take another bundle out and put it in his pocket, and go again to the things; I told a gentleman that was coming along I did not know what to make of the prisoner, I thought he was a thief, and if he would watch which way he went, I would go and let Mr. Holmes know of it; I went and informed them, and they found the parlour stripped; he attempted to run away; the gentleman pursued and took him, and I saw him drop the bundles.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-18-person187" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Williams informed me of his suspicions of the prisoner; I saw him drop these two bundles in the field (producing them); he ran into a pig sty; I followed him, took him, and brought him back to the house; he cried for mercy. In the bundles were found all the things that were missing, except the shoes and buckles, which I found in the field next morning, just by where he dropped the bundles.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-18-person189" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17740518-18-person189" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I did not see the prisoner in the house; I was not very well, and was in the kitchen; I saw the people running, but did not know what was the matter till my little girl informed me the parlour was stripped.</p>
<p>
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<p>I heard the cry of stop thief; I pursued the thief a-cross the field; a man stopped me and said I was the person.</p>
<p>Q. to Williams. Are you positive the prisoner is the man that took the things out of the window?</p>
<p>Williams. Yes; I am positive to his clothes and every thing.</p>
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<p>382. (2d M.)
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<p>383. (2d M.)
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<p>384. (L.)
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<p>385. (2d M.)
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<interp inst="t17740518-23-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and bid him step with me into the necessary; we stood a little while and heard the noise then in the necessary; Williams came with a lighted candle and looked down; the first time he could not perceive any thing, but the next time he perceived the hand move and said it was a child; he said come and help me out with it; upon this we said take care what you say; it is a dangerous thing, acquaint our master with it; Williams went and acquainted my master, and he ordered the vault to be opened. I found the stick in the back yard afterwards, with soil six inches at the end of the stick; I was sent to fetch Mackerness's wife and my own; when I came back the child was taken out; Williams had it in the apron on the floor.</p>
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<persName id="t17740518-23-person224"> John Williams
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<interp inst="t17740518-23-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 2d of February about six in the evening, Tingle and Mackerness told me something made a noise in the necessary that occasioned me to take a candle and look down; at first I could not perceive what it was, but the second time I saw one of the child's hands moving upon the side of its face; then I called them to come and help the child out; they advised me to go and tell my master; I went, and told him there was more than what should be in this necessary; my master asked me what; I told him I thought Jenny knew best; I went and had the vault broke open, took the child up, and put it on the floor; I told my master we had taken it up, and he gave me the apron to bring it up stairs in; I brought it and gave it to Tingle's wife; the child was then alive, it was a boy. I saw a mark about its navel, and its entrails were out.</p>
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<persName id="t17740518-23-person227"> Elizabeth Tingle
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<p>Mr. Cauldwell. When I came down into the kitchen; I said, Jenny, it is strange to me you could commit an act of this kind; I would have put you into the hospital to lie-in if you had acquainted me of this matter; all the answer she made to that was, what could she do?</p>
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<p>Mr.
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<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t17740518-23-person233"> Margaret Jarvis
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<p>Susannah Bridge. The Sunday before this happened she called upon me, and desired me to come to her on the Sunday after; she said she had given warning to come away, because she had something very particular to tell me; she told me she would come and lodge with me; I never heard any thing amiss of her before; she is a humane tender girl.</p>
<p>Lydia Lane. I have known her from a child; I never heard any thing bad by her, nor to the contrary of her being a tender humane girl.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-23-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her two years, though but little till the last six months, and at that time she was a very tender good sort of a girl: I heard her say she put the child to bed to keep it warm.</p>
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<persName id="t17740518-24-person243"> John Fielding
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<p>Q. from the prisoner. Did not you say you could not swear to me only for my blue jacket?</p>
<p>Herrington. I never did say I could not swear to the prisoner only because he was dressed in a blue jacket, for I knew him by his voice and his dress; I did not know his face.</p>
<p>Abednego Lambert. I am one of the watchmen for the Tower Royalty; we were talking together of a gentleman being attacked upon the hill; the prosecutor came up and said he had been robbed; he described the men to be in blue jackets; he said he should know one of them: we took off our watch coats and went into Darkhouse-lane; there we saw the prisoner; he said, I will be d - d if you are not upon some rig, I believe you are some of Sir John's men, I will assist you. The prosecutor charged him with being one of the men that robbed him; the prisoner first said he belonged to a man of war; afterwards he said he came home in an Indianman, but when the constable was called up, he told him he came from the Pilgrim, in Holborn, at about half after two; that could hardly be true, because he was in custody a quarter before three. The waiter at the Pilgrim did appear at the Justice's, and was examined there.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-24-person244" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , another watchman, who was along with Lambert, confirmed his evidence, and added as follows: The prosecutor said he should know one of the men, and challenged the prisoner out of ten or twelve people at the Antigallican, as being the man. The prosecutor never did say that he could not swear to him, on the contrary he did challenge him from the first, and said from the first he could swear to him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>It is a false charge against me: I was at the Pilgrim in Holborn at the time; I had been at the Rainbow, the corner of Fleet-market, to take some money from there. I went to a pawnbroker's,
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<p>He called several witnesses but none appeared.</p>
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<p>N. B. He was tried last sessions.</p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740518-25-defend247 t17740518-25-deflabel118"/> there ten weeks. I work for Mr. Farmer, a brewer. I lost twenty-four guineas, seven half guineas, and eight shillings, that I kept in my box, tied up in a little bladder; I saw it in my box on Sunday the 6th of March; I missed it on the 10th, when I found my box broke open. The prisoner had been discharged from Mr. Penny's the 5th of March; I told Mr. Penny my box was broke open; he suspected the prisoner, and we had him taken up in Tottenham-court-road; Mr. Scott searched him, and found a guinea, and a half, and some silver about him; the guinea was like one I lost; I cannot swear positively to it; one
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<interp inst="t17740518-25-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in New Prison with the prisoner; the prisoner said he had planted some money in a corner of the room over three boxes, and he said if I would get it for him, he would give me part of it; he told me I was to pull down a bit of plaster over these three boxes, and there I should find the money; this was on the 18th of March; I went and gave information of it to the prosecutor on the 20th, and the money was found accordingly.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am only nineteen years old.</p>
<p>Q. to Penny. How did he behave in your service?</p>
<p>Penny. He did not behave amiss.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you?</p>
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<p>Q. What did he read it aloud?</p>
<p>Hart. Yes, he spoke it loud; he asked the coachman whether there were any pockets in his coach; the man replied there were; he got off his horse, and searched the coach; Capt. Cunningham with a small stick beat his horse, and d - d him for a scoundrel; when he was off the horse he had a second pistol in his hand I believe from the shortness of it, and which he held presented as to me, and swore if I came near him he would blow my brains out; I was then at the distance of five or six yards from him.</p>
<p>Q. Could you distinguish the pistol?</p>
<p>Hart. Yes: it was a fine moon light night. I must confess I was not very fond of going very near him; he got upon his horse again; Capt. Cunningham was till beating him with this little swish; the prisoner pulled the trigger of the second pistol at his head, within the distance of something less than a yard, and it missed fire; I threw a stone at him on its missing fire, and he rode immediately to town. He was taken a fortnight or three weeks after; I saw him the day he was taken.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him before he robbed you?</p>
<p>Hart. No.</p>
<p>Q. What hour was it?</p>
<p>Hart. Between nine and ten; the moon was near the full; it was very light.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man?</p>
<p>Hart. I am certain of it: he was six or seven minutes with us from the first stopping of the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Could you distinguish his person?</p>
<p>Hart. Yes, quite clear.</p>
<p>Q. Could you distinguish his dress?</p>
<p>Hart. Yes: as near as I can charge my memory, the coat he has on now, with a waistcoat of the same, a hat flapped, with his hair hanging loose about his ears. I saw the horse afterwards, but could not swear to its identity; it appeared to be a dark one.</p>
<p>Q. Did he hold the horse by the bridle while he was in the coach?</p>
<p>Hart. Yes; Capt. Cunningham was striking the horse all the time; he struck the prisoner after he was upon the horse.</p>
<p>Q. I should suppose from your account of Capt. Cunningham's behaviour he must be much in liquor?</p>
<p>Hart. He was excessively.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to draw the captain off from provoking him?</p>
<p>Hart. He was nearer than I was.</p>
<p>Q. You are sure this is the man?</p>
<p>Hart. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What is become of the captain?</p>
<p>Hart. He embarked on the 15th of April for his regiment in Ireland. The coachman was at Sir
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<interp inst="t17740518-27-person269" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am the wife of the last witness. On Friday the 19th of April, between eight and nine o'clock, he went out, and left me at home; I went out about half an hour after, and locked the door; I went to a chandler's shop; I staid there till after nine; while I was there, between eight and nine, he came for the keys; after nine o'clock I went to him for the keys to the public house, went home and found the door open, and the padlock lying with the staple drawn on the outside; I ran back and asked him how he could be so wicked to draw the staple of the padlock and leave the door open; he said he was not in the house, and that the young woman with him saw he was not; he bid me go home and see what I had lost; I went home and missed three gowns out of a chest in the back room on the ground floor. I went to four pawnbrokers that night; the next morning I went again, and at Mr. Fleming's in Drury-lane, I heard of one of my gowns, the white one; he told me there had been a woman there with a gown, and called the boy to describe her; the boy said she had a brown gown on, snaggled teeth, and a scar over her eye; by the description I knew it was the prisoner; I went and took her up directly, and the boy swore to her person; when she was taken she denied the fact, till we were going by Mr. Henshaw's in Crown-court; then she owned she took them, and said she had pawned them there; I found all the gowns there; I told all the marks before I opened them; she said she did it for want of money; she said she was not willing to put my husband to the expence to withdraw her recognizance: she had been in a quarrel with a person, and my husband had been bound in a recognizance for her.</p>
<p>A servant to Henshaw produced three gowns that were pledged by the prisoner on the 15th of April, between nine and ten at night. (They were deposed to by the prosecutrix).</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>This day five weeks she came to me at nine o'clock at night, and brought these three gowns and a penny, and desired me to pawn them for what I could, for she said she wanted to buy a bargain and did not want Thomas to know of it; she said she wanted to make what she could, and then to leave this Thomas. She has been several times in the Bail Dock with me, pressing me to take this thing on myself, left Thomas should turn her out of doors.</p>
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<p>Prisoner.
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<p>Prosecutrix. The prisoner owned before Sir
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am as innocent of the robbery as the child that is unborn; I do not know that I owned to the taking of the spoon, if I did I was very much in liquor.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. He was very sober; it was before ten o'clock in the morning on Monday; he owned the same on Wednesday.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I do not know any thing of the watch; I do not know that I pawned it; I do not know that I ever saw the man till I saw him at Sir
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<p>He called one witness who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>Your Lordship will be pleased to understand I was bred to the sea from my infancy; I have no other dependence for my livelihood, but by going to sea; as to what the keeper of the Borough Compter has said I will in no wife deny that in one respect, but on the other hand when your Lordship considers how the case has turned out with me since that time, I hope you will be pleased to see it in a favourable light. On the 22d of July last I went out of London on board the transport ship; I was next morning before sunrise turned out of my consinement and ordered to do my duty on deck as the rest of the ship's company; I did so till I got to Virginia, there I shipped myself on board a vessel which belonged to that part of the world going to Piscataqua in New England; I shipped myself as a man on board that ship. When we got to Piscataqua we took a cargo of fish on board, and went from there to Lisbon in Portugal, and according to our articles of agreement with the captain, we should have returned back to Piscataqua without touching at any other port; but about a fortnight after our arrival in Lisbon, a schooner arrived which belonged to our owners in New England, with letters to countermand the voyage, directing the captain that he should proceed and take in freight for London; when I came to understand that the brig was bound to London I objected against proceeding on the voyage, not thinking it proper to let them know the real reason why I objected to it, because I was a native of the place where the captain and all the people lived, and it would have deprived me of my livelihood if it had been known that I had been transported from this country; I demanded my discharge from time to time of the captain; he said he could not do it seeing it would wholly distress the vessel if he discharged me there, he must get a man in my room, that he was not willing to discharge me. Knowing that the English Consul then residing in Portugal would have insisted upon my discharge, I went on shore and applied to him; he told me I must go on board the vessel, for he could not pretend to discharge me, or else I must go to gaol; I thought it hard to go to gaol in a foreign country, having no friends there; I thought I would go on board the vessel and endeavour to get my things out of her and go on shore; the captain came on shore towards evening; he said if you will do your duty as usual on board the vessel, and stick by her till we are ready to fail, I will discharge you; this encouraged me a great deal, and I willingly staid in the vessel. I had been to work upon the sails and mended them; I overhauled the rigging, and helped to take in the cargo; the vessel was by and by loaded, and I repeated again the demand of my discharge to the captain according to his promise; he told me to get my things on deck: there was a shore boat along side; he said I should go on shore in it if I would help him to get down the fails; I staid on board, not thinking proper to disoblige the captain, for fear he should not be willing to give me my wages; I had twice as much wages as I could get out of any port in Great Britain; I had three pounds sterling per month; I could not get so much by coming here, nor had I any one friend here to induce me to come; I staid on board, helped to unmoor the ship, and get her under sail, and went down along with him till we got below Bellisle Castle; when I got there, I said to Capt. Brown my things are on deck, I beg you will be as good as your word and pay me, and let me go on shore, seeing it is so disagreeble to me to go London; he said you attempted to distress me before, now I have put it out of your power, you must go to London: this was the reason why I came to London. I could have no inducement in life to come to London, seeing I am an entire stranger to it, my wife and family being in America, and seeing I could have twice as much money in America for my labour as in London; I could have no reason to induce me to come to it; I hope your Lordship and the jury will take these my unhappy circumstances into consideration, and as to this gentleman of the Borough Compter, who has sworn against me, I believe for the time I was in his custody last year I dare say he can give me no other than the character of a well behaved man.</p>
<p>Court. Where is the ship now you came home in?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was taken on Thursday; I lost my chest, my clothes, my wages, and every thing. She sailed the Saturday following; I could get no person to go from Clerkenwell Bridewell, where I was committed, to go on board; I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177405180019"/> had no money in my pocket, and could get nobody to go of an errand for me. Seeing I was in such danger of my life and liberty, I thought it most prudent in me to keep still on board the vessel, and have as little acquaintance on shore as needs must; I knew my life and liberty were in danger; I thought no harm in speaking to that man; as for what he has said, I wish for his own sake it was the truth. I had no acquaintance with any people in London; had I known my case would have turned out so dangerous, I would have got acquaintance with people that should have appeared for me; I thought there would be no danger as I kept myself on board the vessel; I committed no error to any man.</p>
<p>Q. to Hale. How got you the first intelligence of this man?</p>
<p>Hale. A person came to the office, and informed us there that he was returned from transportation; he had been on shore a good while; I believe I saw him two months before that, but did not know then that he was returned from transportation.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see him then?</p>
<p>Hale. At the sign of the ship in Cable-street I believe, by Salt Petre Bank.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what ship he belonged to?</p>
<p>Hale. No.</p>
<p>Q. When he was carried before Justice Sherwood, did he give any account of what ship he belonged to?</p>
<p>Hale. He told the Justice he need not swear that gentleman for he was returned.</p>
<p>Q. Did the Justice ask him no questions?</p>
<p>Hale. The Justice asked him how he came to return; he said he got ten guineas, and ten gallons for the run home.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say what ship he came home in?</p>
<p>Hale. He did not mention any ship as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell the same story he has done now?</p>
<p>Hale. Not a word of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he complain then of having endeavoured to get on shore at Lisbon, and that the captain brought him here against his will?</p>
<p>Hale. He did not say a word at all of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was hurried away.</p>
<p>Hale. No, he was there the whole day; here is a man in Court that told me he had drank with him several times in the two months.</p>
<p>Court. Call that man.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know Thompson?</p>
<p>Chater. Yes, being in trouble about something at Bow Fair; he was in New Prison.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen him since he came home?</p>
<p>Chater. Yes; I have drank with him at the Poultry, in Grocer's alley.</p>
<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>Chater. About February: I met him once afterwards in Smithfield about a fortnight after.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give you any account of himself?</p>
<p>Chater. He said thank God I have got over my misfortunes very well, and I have had a good voyage; he said he was going to look for another captain to go another voyage as soon as possibly he could.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know at the time he had been ordered to be transported?</p>
<p>Chater. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. He did not tell you particularly how he came home, or in what ship?</p>
<p>Chater. No; he only said he had had a good voyage; I said I was glad to hear it.</p>
<p>Beavis. He behaved exceeding well when he was in my custody.</p>
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<p>(The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the prisoners.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-32-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Whitehouse, Piner, and I, committed this robbery; we we were walking together when we met this young woman; Whitehouse smacked her upon the hand several times, and at last knocked the bundle out of her hand and ran away with it; we all met again at the Red Lion in Whitecross-street, within ten minutes, and there the bundle was opened; it contained a pair of shoes and stockings, two white aprons, a silk gown, and some rags of things; they were publickly sold to
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<interp inst="t17740518-32-person323" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was called to surrender himself, but not appearing, his recognizance was ordered to be estreated.) The two women were not present at that time; we sold them for four shillings; we had a shilling a piece and spent the other shilling.</p>
<p>Whitehouse's Defence.</p>
<p>I got into the scrape this way: I happened to be at the publick house when Parker brought the things; Parker desired me to assist him in selling them for him; he pretended they belonged to a girl he kept that had parted with him; I was prevailed upon to sell them to Hartley.</p>
<p>He called three witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
<p>Court. As there is no evidence against Piner besides the accomplice, I shall not put him upon his defence.</p>
<p>Thorogood's Defence.</p>
<p>The things I pawned at this pawnbroker's were a present to me from Hartley.</p>
<p>She called a woman who said that on the 3d or 4th of March (she was not sure to the day) Hartley came into the house where she lodged and took out a green silk gown, and made a present of it with something white, but she could not tell what, to Thorogood, who said she would pawn it in order to take another gown out of pawn, but would not swear the gown produced to be the same gown.</p>
<p>She also called two witnesses to her character.</p>
<p>Welch's Defence.</p>
<p>I had no other concern in pawning these things than I happened to be in the shop at the time Thorogood pawned the gown; I was going to pledge a handkerchief of mine, being in company with Thorogood, and the pawnbroker knowing me and not her, they were set down by the mistake of the pawnbroker in my name.</p>
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<p>Q. Had you seen the halfpence that night?</p>
<p>Watson. I had seen them the day before, and there had been none taken away.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen this boy before?</p>
<p>Watson. No. The halfpence were in a bureau in the parlour, which was broke open; we found a hat standing full of halfpence, and a chissel, and a dark lanthorn; a small chissel was taken out of his pocket; the other lay with the halfpence and a dark lanthorn.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Where did you find me, in the tap room, or was I brought in?</p>
<p>Watson. He was taken out of another man's yard, and brought into the tap room.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He swore before Sir
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<p>Court. Who brought him in?</p>
<p>Wilson. The watchman and some other people.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say before the Justice you found him in the tap room?</p>
<p>Wilson. No; I did deliver him five shillings worth of halfpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-33-person330" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman; I was sitting in my box about two o'clock; I heard a cracking as if something was a breaking: I thought I would give them time to get in; I let it alone till the clock struck two; then I walked up to this gentleman's house; I saw the shutter was broke, and the bolt wrenched partly off; all of a sudden two men jumped out of the window upon me; I plied upon them with my stick as well as I could, but them two got off; the prisoner got up into the window in order to follow them; he was inside in the tap room; I knocked him back with my stick into the tap room again; then I put the shutter to, and called to Mr. Watson; but before he came down the prisoner found his way backward, and got into the second yard, Mr. Cook's; Mr. Cook and his wife got up; Mrs. Cook called out, watchman, here he is; I ran into the passage and collared him; he put his hands directly into his pocket and took out a parcel of halfpence, which he scattered upon the floor.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know when you saw him that he was the same person you knocked back in the window?</p>
<p>Guest. Yes; I had my lanthorn in my hand; I know him very well; I took him up once before about a hat he stole. I took him into Mr. Watson's tap room; as soon as I got him there he said to Mr. Watson, here, take your money; he gave him some halfpence; I saw one handful loose; I took him to the watch-house and delivered him up to the constable of the night. In the tap room I found a chissel, a dark lanthorn, and a hat, and another chissel was taken out of the prisoner's pocket at the watch-house; I saw it taken out by the constable, and at the same time a tobacco box with tinder in it, and part of a bunch of matches.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-33-person331" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Little Windmill-street, next door but one to the prosecutor. On the 16th of April I heard the watchman give the alarm of thieves, about two o'clock in the morning; that there were thieves in a house I could understand as I was in my bed; I got out of bed; my wife followed me; I saw the watchman at Mr. Watson's shutter, holding it; he said two men had got out; that there was one in the house, and he should not get out; he called Mr. Watson once or twice; in the mean time I heard somebody stepping behind me in the passage; I turned in to fasten the door and see who it was; I laid hold of him, and found it was the prisoner; he submitted himself, and said it would be a deal of charity, as he was a young lad, to let him out; I had no candle; it was dark; I had hold of his fingers; he made no resistance; my wife took hold of him while I went to the door, and told the watchman we had the thief; the watchman came and took him away; there were a good many halfpence dropped from him in my passage; they were picked up by the watchman.</p>
<p>Watson. I picked up about two shillings of it myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-33-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was brought to the watch house between two and three o'clock; I searched him, and found a tobacco box on him with some tinder in it, and part of a bunch of matches.</p>
<p>Q. to the watchman. Were the men that jumped out upon you the size of the prisoner?</p>
<p>Guest. No, they were both bigger; they were men grown.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was that night at a feast at Knightsbridge, and was kept till it was too late to go home to my father's, and not being willing to disturb them, I went to Mr. Cook's house, to one Mrs. Askins, an acquaintance of mine that lodges there, and as I was in the passage sumbling to find the way up stairs, Mr. Cook took me for a suspicious person; I had heard a noise in the street before, and had been with the mob pursuing after the thieves; as they ran they dropped the things produced against me, and I picked them up, and knowing in my conscience the halfpence I picked up belonged to Mr. Watson, I gave them to him. What the watchman says of seeing me come out of the window is very false.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Cook. Does a Mrs. Askins live at your house?</p>
<p>Cook. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see this boy on a visit to Mrs. Askins?</p>
<p>Cook. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-33-person333" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have lived at Mr. Cook's three months: I have known the prisoner ever since he was a twelve-month old; in April last he lived at one Mr. Venoe's a carver and gilder; he has been twice at my room since I lived at Mr. Cook's; he was always a dutiful child: his father lives in Little Edward-street.</p>
<p>He also called
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740518-33-defend325 t17740518-33-punish163"/> Death </rs>. Recommended by the Jury to his Majesty's mercy on account of his youth </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>401 (M.)
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<persName id="t17740518-34-person340"> James Hull
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<interp inst="t17740518-34-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Guest, a pawnbroker; the prisoner pledged this watch with me on the 17th of April; (the watch produced and deposed to).</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I did not steal the watch: I was desired by the prosecutor, who wanted more money, to go pawn the watch for him; I went out with an intention to pawn it; it was too late that evening; I was in liquor myself; I did not return; I intended to give him the money; I went after him, and did not find him readily; then I spent some of the money, so because I could not make it up afterwards I was charged with having stole the watch.</p>
<p>He called three witnesses to prove he was at another publick house.</p>
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<p>Both
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<p>405. (L.)
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<persName id="t17740518-37-person356"> John Bower
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<interp inst="t17740518-37-person356" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17740518-37-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Monk, who keeps the sign of the Post Boy, in Sherborne-lane, at the back of the Post Office. As I was coming out of a house next door but one, about a quarter before nine, on Saturday night the 30th of April, I saw the prisoner wrenching up a bar with a piece of wood that was fixed to the bottom of Mr. Jackson's window, who is comptroller of the Post Office; he had just wrenched the last nail as I past him; I informed my master of it; the prisoner then walked away; my master came out, saw it was loose, and pursued the prisoner and took him in Lamb-alley; he threw the piece of wood into a house in the alley.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17740518-37-person357"> Joseph Monk
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<interp inst="t17740518-37-person357" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the Post Boy in Sherborne lane. On the 30th of April, about a quarter before nine in the evening, my boy had been to carry some beer out to a neighbour; he came in and informed me a man had wrenched up a bar of the Post Office window; I went to the window to see if the bar was wrenched up, and he made off up the lane, and turned into Lamb-alley; I did not lose sight of him; I pursued him and took him; my boy was with me when I took him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>When he had laid hold of me I asked him the reason of it; he said if I would go back he would shew me; when we came to the place, the bar was down as usual; it never had been moved.</p>
<p>Witness. The nails were all drawn and it was taken up.</p>
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<interp inst="t17740518-37-person358" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer at the Post Office: I inspect the workmen; I know the window in Sherbone-lane; it belongs to the Post Office; it is rented with the Post Office for the service of the king.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177405180026"/>406. (L.)
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17740518-38-off180 t17740518-38-crimeloc182"/>, on Monday morning, between eleven and twelve, just as I got to the begging box I felt something at my pocket; I turned round and saw the prisoner throw my handkerchief up the steps that go into Newgate; I seized him by the collar, and charged him with having picked my pocket; he endeavoured to get from me, but with some trouble I got him back, and he picked up the handkerchief and gave it me. I charged a constable with him; he was taken to Guildhall and committed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the handkerchief; I never had it in my hand.</p>
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