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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180001"/>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 15th, Thursday the 16th, Friday the 17th, Saturday the 18th Monday the 20th, and Tuesday the 21st, of FEBRUARY, 1775.
<p>In the Fifteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Third 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 III. PART I.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>Sold by T. BILL, at (No. 26.) the Top of Bell-Yard, near Temple-Bar</p>
<p>Price NINE-PENCE.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180002"/>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>London Jury, (M.) First Middlex Jury. (2d M,) Second Middle Jury. </p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Court. How old are you?</p>
<p>Harris. Nineteen the 26th of April next.</p>
<p>Q. At what time did you first come acquainted with Mr. Priddle?</p>
<p>Harris. He came to my father's house about a fortnight before I came to town. I came away on the 24th of August; Mrs. Priddle was in the country with him: they continued at our house a fortnight.</p>
<p>Q. Was any other part of their family there?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, the son.</p>
<p>Q. How did you happen to come to town with Mr. Priddle?</p>
<p>Harris. I went up one day into Mrs. Priddle's room, about a week before I came away, her asked me to pin some ribbands on the sleeves of her gown: further her told me, her should be very glad to have a young woman to run up and down stairs for her as a friend, and asked me if I chose to go to London. I said, I should like it very well; and I came to London with Mrs. Priddle.</p>
<p>Q. Had you your father's consent?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I had not: I had my mother's. I went with Mrs. Priddle on the 24th of August. Mr. Priddle did not accompany us.</p>
<p>Q. Was your father against your going?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, he was. I went with Mrs. Priddle in a returned chaise to Oxford, and from Oxford to London in the post coach. Mr. Priddle returned to town on the Friday after we got to London on the Wednesday.</p>
<p>Court. I should be glad to know in general, how you lived in the family?</p>
<p>Harris. I was not as a servant, I did any thing Mrs. Priddle ordered me to do.</p>
<p>Q. Did she occasionnally order you to do the work of a servant?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, I generally made the beds, I never refused any thing her bid me do.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever clean the house?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you dine with the servants?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I dined and supped with Mr. and Mrs. Priddle; I lived with them just as they did.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mrs. Priddle in town, on the night of the 17th of December?</p>
<p>Harris. No, her went out of town on the Sunday before.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was the 17th?</p>
<p>Harris. Saturday.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it on that night, that you was called upon to warm Priddle's bed?</p>
<p>Harris. A little before one o'clock, Priddle asked me to warm his bed.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the family was up?</p>
<p>Harris. No body but the maid servant,
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<p>Q. How many were there in family?</p>
<p>Harris. A man servant, and that woman and the youngest son: the man and the boy were gone to bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was the man a servant or a clerk?</p>
<p>Harris. He was stiled a servant; he used to clean the knives.</p>
<p>Q. How old was the son?</p>
<p>Harris. I cannot say, above twelve I believe.</p>
<p>Q. What room was Mr. Priddle sitting in?</p>
<p>Harris. The dining room up one pair of stairs forward. When he has the gout he sits there; there is a bed there provided for him.</p>
<p>Q. What street was this in?</p>
<p>Harris. Chancery Lane.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Mr. Cox's house,?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is it next door but one to the corner?</p>
<p>Harris. I cannot tell; I don't know any place there.</p>
<p>Q. This was not the room where he usually lay, only when he had the gout?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had he the gout?</p>
<p>Harris. He pretended to have it as bad as he had about three weeks before this.</p>
<p>Q. Did he keep his dining room three weeks?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, he was backwards and forwards to the office even with it, he went into the country with his wife on the Sunday before this happened. When he had the gout he used to have a bed put up in this dining room. He
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180004"/> lay up two pair of stairs at other times; this bed had been put up about three weeks, he went into the country on Sunday with his wife, he returned on Tuesday, and left his wife behind.</p>
<p>Q. When Mr. Priddle asked you to warm his bed for him, did you go down stairs for the coals?</p>
<p>Harris. No, the girl brought the pan up.</p>
<p>Q. He called you up into his room?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. He did not speak to you about warming his bed till you came into his room?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when he called you?</p>
<p>Harris. Down in the kitchen which is under ground with the servant maid.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say when he called you?</p>
<p>Harris. He asked me to make him a honey toast, he was then siting in a two elbow chair by the fire side, first he rung the bell, the girl answered the bell and then her came down and told me Mr. Priddle ordered me up to make him a honey toast, I went up, and made him the toest; he ate it, then he asked me to warm his bed, which I did.</p>
<p>Q. You went down stairs for the coals?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I had them out of the dining room, the girl brought the pan up.</p>
<p>Q. Was the bell rung for the girl?</p>
<p>Harris. No, her was up in the room when the girl came down to order me to make the toast, her went up with me again.</p>
<p>Q. Whether the request to warm the bed had been usual?</p>
<p>Harris. He always asked me to warm the bed when his wife was at home; he told the maid her might go down stairs again and go her ways to bed; I warmed his bed and asked him whether he was ready to get into bed, he said presently, I said I thought it time for him to get into bed, because I wanted to go to bed, he said he should presently, he went and locked the door directly, then he told me he insisted upon my staying in the room that night and lying with him.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do with the key?</p>
<p>Harris. He put it in his left hand pocket; I told him I insisted upon going out of the room, he swore a great oath, that I should not go out of the room, but stay there all night, when he begin locking the door, I said, Mr. Priddle, I insist upon going out of the room; he swore I should not go out of the room that night; he said, I should stay and lie with him all night; I told him, I would not, I begged for mercy, I begged him to let me go out of the room; he pushed me backwards several times when I went to go towards the door, against the side of the table: I down'd of my knees and beged him for Christs sake not to ruin me, he swore he would force me to lie with him.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the word he used?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, the very word, when I tried to get forward to the door again, he knocked me down twice upon a sopha.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he strike you?</p>
<p>Harris. Just in the pit of my stomach, then I struggled as well as I could to get up again, while I was upon the sofa he put his hands up my petticoats, then I went to take up the candle, I took one in my hand, he blowed them both out.</p>
<p>Q. What was you going to do with the candle?</p>
<p>Harris. To try to get out at the door,</p>
<p>Q. But he had the key in his pocket?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, and I beged to be let out; I went to light the candle at the fire place again, then he took me by my cloaths and pushed me down upon a two elbow chair that he sat in at the left hand side of the fire, he blowed the candle but again in my hand, and swore it was of no use for me to try, that he would not be said nay, that I need not cry out, for if I did, he would soon stop my crying, he pulled me round the table with as much strength as possible and forced me upon the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you resist?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, several times, as much as I was able to do.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do, when he had you on the bed?</p>
<p>Harris. He pulled my cloaths up, he forced me very much and I cried out as loud as possible I could, when I cried out as loud as I could the girl servant came to the door.</p>
<p>Q. Was this before he had lain with you?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know the servant came to the door?</p>
<p>Harris. As the girl says, I never heard her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she speak?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180005"/>Harris. She told me afterwards, that she did speak, I never heard her, she tells me she knocked several times, but I did not hear her, he forced me as long as possible, still I was not able to hold up my hands.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do then?</p>
<p>Harris. He forced me quite, as much as possible he could, I was even almost dead.</p>
<p>Q. You must tell what he did to you.</p>
<p>Harris. I do tell you, he forced me quite entirely, to the ruin of my body.</p>
<p>Q. Did he lie with you?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You say you was so exhausted that you could not hold up your hands, was you sensible of what he did?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, as sensible as possible I could be.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel his private parts?</p>
<p>Harris. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Upon this occasion delicacy must be laid aside, because a man's life is at stake, and I hope you consider what you are about, that you are upon your oath.</p>
<p>Harris. I wont speak a word more than is true.</p>
<p>Q. You did feel his private parts?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, very sharp.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean by sharp pain?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, very much.</p>
<p>Q. What did you feel in consequence of that - how long did you find it so?</p>
<p>Harris. As much as a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. That is private parts were in your's?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was you sensible of any thing else?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes. I found something wet come from him.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of that?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, I am.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel it in your inside?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You are sure you tell me the truth?</p>
<p>Harris. Every word.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you kept upon the bed?</p>
<p>Harris. I believe as much as two hours, he was forcing me all the while.</p>
<p>Q. Did he lie upon you all the time?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, all the while.</p>
<p>Q. Did he repeat this affair with you more than once?</p>
<p>Harris. No, but once.</p>
<p>Q. Did he lie with you only once?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. At the end of two hours what became of you?</p>
<p>Harris. He unlocked the door, and pushed me out of the door.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go?</p>
<p>Harris. To my own bed-room, I went first to my fellow servants, the maid's room, her door was locked, I could not get in to tell her of it.</p>
<p>Q. Then you lay in a room by yourself?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you attempt to get in at the maid's room?</p>
<p>Harris. I knocked four or five times at her door.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do the next morning?</p>
<p>Harris. I got up about eight o'clock, I went down in the kitchen and told the girl of it; I told her Mr. Priddle, had quite entirely ruined me, she desired me to send to my friends and I did.</p>
<p>Question from the Jury. Whether you or the maid spoke first of it?</p>
<p>Harris. The maid asked me when I came down, what the devil I had been at? I sat down in the chair; as if I was just dead.</p>
<p>Q. How did you find yourself?</p>
<p>Harris. Very bad indeed, I could scarce make her any answer,</p>
<p>Q. You sat down quite exhausted as it were?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, I told her as well as I could make an answer, that Mr. Priddle had ruined me; she desired me to send t o my friends, and I did directly.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any friends in town?</p>
<p>Harris. Not a soul in the world, I sent directly after.</p>
<p>Q. Did you shew any thing to this maid servant?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, my linen, she washed my linen and saw it.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any marks upon your linen?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What appearance?</p>
<p>Harris. Blood.</p>
<p>Q. Any thing besides?</p>
<p>Harris. Not that I know of, she can tell better than I can.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the blood yourself upon your linen?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180006"/>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you at that time your courses upon you?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. How did that blood come upon your linen?</p>
<p>Harris. By the force of Mr. Priddle.</p>
<p>Q. Had any man ever lain with you before?</p>
<p>Harris. Never in the world.</p>
<p>Court. That question is not usully asked upon accasions of this kind, for though a woman might have taken liberties with other men, it does not follow from thence, that it is lawful for any man to force her; but as the mentioned she had blood through the force of this Mr. Priddle, I thought it proper in my own opinion for the counsel to ask the question of her.</p>
<p>Q. When did you write to your friends?</p>
<p>Harris. On the Monday following.</p>
<p>Q. That was the next day?</p>
<p>Harris. The Sunday was the next day.</p>
<p>Q. The next day after you spoke to the maid?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What became of Mr. Priddle, did he stay in town or go out of town?</p>
<p>Harris. He went out of town on Tuesday, he said he was going down to Burford after Mr. Fettiplace's affairs, that was where my father lived.</p>
<p>Q. When did you put that letter you speak of into the post?</p>
<p>Harris. I gave it to the bell-man, at the door, and gave him a penny, on the Monday night.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner went out of town on Tuesday?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. After you had talked with the maid in the kitchen, which was the Sunday morning about eight o'clock, you saw the prisoner and whether you said any thing to him.</p>
<p>Harris, Yes, on Sunday morning, he rung the bell for me to come up into his room about nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that it was for you?</p>
<p>Harris. It was to make the breakfast, I always made the breakfast, I went up out of the kitchen; when the first tea was poured out, he said is this the best tea and be d - d to you, that you have for me, I said it was the same tea Mrs. Priddle drank when she was at home.</p>
<p>Q. Did you carry up the breakfast?</p>
<p>Harris. No, the girl had set it ready.</p>
<p>Q. When you came into the room, there the tea was.</p>
<p>Harris. Yes. When he said that about the tea, I began crying, he said he supposed I should swear a rape against him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing besides crying?</p>
<p>Harris. Nothing at all, I told him I would if I had any friends in town; I went out of the room directly.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make no answer to you when you said that?</p>
<p>Harris. Not a word?</p>
<p>Q. He went out of town on Tuesday, was you removed from his house before he returned to town again.</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before he came back.</p>
<p>Harris. About a fortnight, his wife came a week after he was gone; she got my cloaths washed and sent me away directly.</p>
<p>Q. Did you mention it to the wife?</p>
<p>Harris. I told her of it, she said when Mr. Priddle came home it would cause words; she told me her expectations were that it would be so.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go the night you quitted the house.</p>
<p>Harris. A young man I was acquainted with after Priddle left the town, came to Priddle's house to see me; Mrs. Priddle took me to the Angel Inn, in Wych-Street, and said it would be a very good thing if he would take me home to my friends.</p>
<p>Court. What Mrs. Priddle said or did is nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go to?</p>
<p>Harris. To this mans,
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<p>Q. Is he a countryman of yours?</p>
<p>Harris. No, he is a hair-dresser, that lives in St. Clement's Church Yard.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know him at all, did he use to come to Mr. Priddle's?</p>
<p>Harris. No, it was my having my hair dressed there.</p>
<p>Q. What night did you go away?</p>
<p>Harris. The Sunday night that Mr. Priddle came to town, he came in just as I went; I was not in the house when he came in, Mrs.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180007"/> Priddle ordered a coach to be called to take me to the Swan with two Necks, in Lad-lane, where I was to find a coach to take me home.</p>
<p>Q. The Burford coach goes from thence does it.</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, there is a coach goes from there.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to go down that night?</p>
<p>Harris. The coach was gone.</p>
<p>Q. What became of you then?</p>
<p>Harris. I went along with this young man.</p>
<p>Q. Where did he put you?</p>
<p>Harris. He took me to some Inn in Covent Garden, there I staid till Thursday morning, (the White Hart Inn) I staid there till Thursday morning, then he went and took a lodging for me; I continued there till my father came to town.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your lodging?</p>
<p>Harris. In Wych-street, my father sent for me as soon as he came, which was last Tuesday, I wrote twice from Priddles house, and once from Wych-street.</p>
<p>Q. When did you go before a justice of the peace to charge the prisoner?</p>
<p>Harris. On Wednesday night last, the night after my father came to town.</p>
<p>Question from the Prisoner. My wife had been out of town a week before you was used in the manner you have mentioned.</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you warmed the prisoner's bed the rest of the week.</p>
<p>Harris. No, the maid servant warmed it the rest of the week.</p>
<p>Q. From the time that Mrs. Priddle went out of town, and he returned which was Tuesday, I think?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes:</p>
<p>Q. Now Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, who warmed his bed those nights?</p>
<p>Harris. The girl.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. I think you fix the time of coming to town about the 24th of August?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. During all that time, if I understand you right, you breakfasted, dined and supped with the family?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, the whole of the time.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any difference made, whether Mr. or Mrs. Priddle were at home or not?</p>
<p>Harris. Not, not at all.</p>
<p>Q. Then you never dined with the servants?</p>
<p>Harris. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Nor mealled with them?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Always breakfasted, dined, and supped with them till you went away?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go out much between the 24th of August, and the month of December?</p>
<p>Harris. Not at all, any further than my business.</p>
<p>Q. The business I suppose of Mrs. Priddle</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I misunderstood one of your expressions just now, or else you contradicted yourself: you said, you always warmed the bed?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You always warmed the bed, except that week?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you warm his bed the begining of that week?</p>
<p>Harris. The first night he came home.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not warm it the second night?</p>
<p>Harris. Because I went to bed the second night.</p>
<p>Court. I understood you; you did not warm his bed?</p>
<p>Harris. The first night he came home I warmed it.</p>
<p>Q. How happened it you did not warm it the second night?</p>
<p>Harris. Because I was not very well, I went to bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you warm it the night afterwards?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I was not up in the room, I was down in the kitchen with the servant girl.</p>
<p>Q. Was you ill on Thursday?</p>
<p>Harris. No, there was washing and ironing about; I did not warm the bed Wednesday, Thursday nor Friday night.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this honey toast, that you talk of ordered?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180008"/>Harris. About twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Had he supped before that?</p>
<p>Harris. No, he never used to eat any supper.</p>
<p>Q. He had dined at home that day?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. As I understood you, that room was the room that fronts Chancery Lane?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Your stair case is what they call, I believe a well stair case?</p>
<p>Harris. I don't know what you call it.</p>
<p>Q. That winds up to the top of the house: you can speak from the top to a person at the bottom.</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, it winds up.</p>
<p>Q. His first expression to you, was, that you should stay in the room, and lie with him?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. This was while he was locking the door?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, while he was locking the door I desired to go out; he told me I should not go out.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say you should lie with him, while he was locking the door, or after?</p>
<p>Harris. After he had locked the door.</p>
<p>Q. Now, how long had the maid been gone, before this happened?</p>
<p>Harris. Nigh half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Then I should be glad to know what passed during that half hour?</p>
<p>Harris. I was warming the bed full half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. No conversation passed during that time?</p>
<p>Harris. Never a word, that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Then he swore you should not go out; and knocked you down twice, I think you said, upon a settee?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You was sensible during that time, was you not?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, very sensible.</p>
<p>Q. Was it then you began to cry out?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any attempt to open the windows, and to cry out?</p>
<p>Harris. No, the windows were fastened.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean my lord and the jury should understand, that if you had cried out as loud as you could, the maid, if she had been awake, must not have heard you?</p>
<p>Harris. I don't know: I cried out as loud as possible I could.</p>
<p>Q. And you are sure you heard nobody at the door?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. As I understand you was sensible during the whole of this time?</p>
<p>Harris. Sensible enough to know whether he used me ill or not.</p>
<p>Q. He gave you some blows?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. He blew out the candle, then you light one of them again that he blew out, and then proceeded to violence?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. He committed the offence but once?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. But lay upon you two hours afterwards?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. After he had completed his purpose, he lay upon you for two hours?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you cry out?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes, as long as I was capable of holding up my hand.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any conversation passed between you, during that two hours, after he had done the mischief?</p>
<p>Harris. Not as I remember, at all.</p>
<p>Q. When you used to warm your master's bed, was it not usual to stay and tuck him up?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I never meddled nor made with him, his wife used to do that.</p>
<p>Q. But when his wife was not at home?</p>
<p>Harris. No; the curtains were always drawn; I never touched him.</p>
<p>Q. Then the next morning, the maid said to you, what the devil have you been at?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you what observation she had made the night before, or by your to ing so bad?</p>
<p>Harris. I apprehended, by my looking so bad, for I dropped into a chair immediately as I came in.</p>
<p>Q. She did not tell you what she had seen, or heard?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180009"/>Harris. Yes, she told me what she had heard the night before, she said, she heard me cry, Lord have mercy upon me; Mr. Priddle don't ruin me.</p>
<p>Q. You lay by yourself that night afterwards?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you laid with the maid the night before?</p>
<p>Harris. No, Mrs. Priddle ordered me to lie in the second floor.</p>
<p>Q. You could not make the maid hear?</p>
<p>Harris. I knocked at her door three or four times, and she did not hear me.</p>
<p>Q. Then you could call any other person in the house?</p>
<p>Harris. I did not meddle with any of them, I went up to the man's room, I went in, and found him asleep, and I never meddled nor made with the man.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any notice to the boy?</p>
<p>Harris. I never went beyond.</p>
<p>Q. When did you send to this Evans; the next day?</p>
<p>Harris. I did not send to him at all; I did not know him.</p>
<p>Q. Then you was totally unacquainted with Evans till this affair happened?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you did not go down stairs that night, and carry the warming pan down?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I never touched it, I laid it upon the hearth in the dining room.</p>
<p>Q. Was you at home all Sunday?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you ate your breakfast?</p>
<p>Harris. Up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you dine with him that day?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you drink tea with him that day?</p>
<p>Harris. In the morning I ate no breakfast.</p>
<p>Q. You poured out some tea for him?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you drink tea with him in the afternoon?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did nobody put it in your head to go to a magistrate to complain?</p>
<p>Harris. I told it this woman, her told me it was best to send to my friends; her did not understand the law no more than me; I never spoke a word to any body, I knew nobody in own.</p>
<p>Q. How many bells were there in this room?</p>
<p>H. One.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure there were not two?</p>
<p>H. Not that I know, there was but one, by the fire place.</p>
<p>Q. When you went to light this candle at the fire place, why did not you think of ringing the bell?</p>
<p>H. Because he kept me from that side where the bell was.</p>
<p>Q. I think you said, you light the candle; how came you to light that, and not ring the bell?</p>
<p>H. He pushed me down two or three times while I was lighting it; I could not get nigh the bell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him on Monday morning?</p>
<p>H. Yes, I saw him in his room.</p>
<p>Q. Before he breakfasted, or after?</p>
<p>H. I did not stay to see him breakfast. I never breakfasted with him afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. What did you go into the room for?</p>
<p>H. To fetch some work out of the room.</p>
<p>Q. Was he then up?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you dine with him on Monday?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Why not?</p>
<p>H. Because I was never asked.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever stay to be asked before?</p>
<p>H. Yes, I was always asked.</p>
<p>Q. You had supped with them from your first coming into the family till this time, and always stayed to be asked?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body dine with him that day?</p>
<p>H. I do not know; I was down in the kitchen all the while.</p>
<p>Q. How did he go into the country?</p>
<p>H. He went in a hackney coach from the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you see him go from the door to the hackney coach?</p>
<p>H. I saw him from the kitchen window go into the hackney coach.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he go?</p>
<p>H. About two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Had he dined before he went?</p>
<p>H. No, on Tuesday morning, before he went, he said, he had no money to leave at
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180010"/> home; he bid me take some of the things to pawn, and want for nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Those letters you spoke of, you gave with your own hands to the bell-man?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Nobody could stop the letter?</p>
<p>H. Not unless they stopped it afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you write the second letter from?</p>
<p>H. From Priddle's, I put the second letter in the same way I did the other.</p>
<p>Q. When you went to the Swan and two Necks, for a coach you then intended to go to your father?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had no answer to either of the letters?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. You have given a very imperfect account of Mr. Priddle's health; you must be a little cautious considering the situation he stands in, I ask you whether during the whole of that week he was not exceeding infirm with the gout?</p>
<p>H. Not at all, he went in and out of the country very well, he was very well when he used me thus.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you dress his foot?</p>
<p>H. There was a little stuff over it but there was nothing the matter with it.</p>
<p>Q. You always dressed it?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. What sort of a dressing was it?</p>
<p>Harris. Only a little stuff done over with a feather upon his leg.</p>
<p>Q. And you apprehend nothing was the matter with him?</p>
<p>Harris. I fancy very little.</p>
<p>Q. What could be the use of pretending to have the gout if he had not?</p>
<p>Harris. He always had that stuff done over it whether well or not.</p>
<p>Q. The Tuesday after this accident happened to you was he carried into the coach or did he walk?</p>
<p>Harris. He walked in himself.</p>
<p>Q. Were any gentlemen with him?</p>
<p>Harris. Mr. Hughes, and Mr. West.</p>
<p>Q. They were present when he went into the hackney-coach?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. As you only saw him through the kitchen window, you cannot say how he went out of the house?</p>
<p>Harris. No further than what I heard this girl say.</p>
<p>Harris. I saw him go off the kitchen steps without any help, I saw him step into the coach himself, and nobody touched him.</p>
<p>Q. What cloaths had you on that Saturday?</p>
<p>Harris. A flowered linen gown.</p>
<p>Q. When you went up stairs after the door was open, were these cloaths on then or not?</p>
<p>Harris. Yes:</p>
<p>Q. Your gown was not off?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Nor stays?</p>
<p>Harris. No they were on.</p>
<p>Q. And what time might you go to bed on Sunday night?</p>
<p>Harris. About ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Then nobody saw you on Sunday night between ten o'clock and next morning?</p>
<p>Harris. Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw Mr. West, and Mr. Hughes there, was there any conversation between you and Mr. Priddle, about Mr. Priddle's carrying you into Oxfordshire?</p>
<p>Harris. Not a word.</p>
<p>Q. Mr. Hughes is a clerk to Mr. Priddle:</p>
<p>Harris. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was Mr. Hughes there upon the Monday?</p>
<p>Harris: Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not complain to him?</p>
<p>Harris. I had no business to complain to him.</p>
<p>Q. You was not afr aid of any accident happening to you on Sunday or Monday night.</p>
<p>Harris. No, because I did not go nigh him.</p>
<p>Q. But was you afraid?</p>
<p>Harris. I kept away from him.</p>
<p>Q. You was not afraid of his coming to you?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I kept my door locked.</p>
<p>Q. You never laid with the maid did you. I can answer for you that you did not on Sunday night. Did you on Monday night?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then I suppose after this you had no sort of intercourse with Mr. Priddle, none at all?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180011"/>Harris. No further than he bid me take some things to pawn to raise money for the family.</p>
<p>Q. Then you never wrote him any letter did you?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. I have heard of a Mrs. Flora, that might be the subject of a letter?</p>
<p>Harris. No, I have never wrote to any body.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose by this you never wrote your own letters?</p>
<p>Harris. I always wrote my own letters to my friends.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never apply to any body to write to Mr. Priddle.</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. Who wrote the letters to your father?</p>
<p>Harris. My self.</p>
<p>Q. The first, second and third letter?</p>
<p>Harris: No, Evans wrote the last.</p>
<p>Q. Why did he?</p>
<p>Harris. Because Evans chose to write, he wrote to my father to ask his consent to marry me.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember how long it was after Priddle went out of town that you got acquainted with Evans.</p>
<p>Harris. The Friday afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. And not before?</p>
<p>Harris. No.</p>
<p>Q. You never saw him before?</p>
<p>Harris. I saw him on the Thursday.</p>
<p>Q. What might your lodging cost in Wych-street.</p>
<p>Harris. Three shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you not go into the country sooner?</p>
<p>H. Because I could not pay for my carriage.</p>
<p>Q. Who paid for your lodging?</p>
<p>H. Evans.</p>
<p>Q. Could not he find money enough to send you by the coach?</p>
<p>H. He had not enough.</p>
<p>Q. Who maintained you during that time?</p>
<p>H. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go out with him to publick places?</p>
<p>H. No never, I was always at my lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. You never had any connection with this Evans, till the Friday afterwards?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never entertain him at Mr. Priddle's house?</p>
<p>H. I had a supper for him on the Friday, Hughes took part of it.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you get money to pay for the supper?</p>
<p>H. My own things that I pawned.</p>
<p>Q. You pawned your own things to get a supper for this man?</p>
<p>H. No, for all of them alike.</p>
<p>Q. In the course of the rest of the week before you went from Priddle's, was Evans at Mr. Priddle's house?</p>
<p>H. That night he came there to supper.</p>
<p>Q. Then he did sleep in the house that night?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did he sleep in the house any night after that?</p>
<p>H. Yes, one night that was Saturday night?</p>
<p>Q. You got acquainted with him on Friday, your master and mistress were both out of town and he slept there?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to sleep there?</p>
<p>H. He thought no harm, he slept in the back room, Mr. Priddle's, and the maid servant locked him in.</p>
<p>Q. Did not Hughes and he have a struggle about sleeping there?</p>
<p>H. Hughes desired him to go away on Friday and he did.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he come back again?</p>
<p>H. That was before.</p>
<p>Q. You was not acquainted till Friday, was not there an application to lie in the house that night?</p>
<p>H. Asked to sleep together with Mr. Rayner one of the clerks.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you desire him?</p>
<p>H. I said, if Mr. Rayner staid he had as much right to stay as him.</p>
<p>Q. Who asked Evans to sleep?</p>
<p>H. I did, Hughes asked Rayner, I said if Rayner staid he might as well stay and lie with Rayner.</p>
<p>Q. Did Rayner use to sleep in the house?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then on the first day of your acquaintance with Evanss you desired him to sleep in the house?</p>
<p>H. I said, if one staid the other might stay.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180012"/>Q. Rayner was a Clerk to Mr. Priddle, but what had Evans to do there?</p>
<p>H. I said, if one staid the other might stay.</p>
<p>Q. Now when did Evans lie in the house next?</p>
<p>H. On the Saturday night.</p>
<p>Q. What time of night was this?</p>
<p>H. Between eleven and twelve, when I said if one staid the other might stay.</p>
<p>Q. What time of day was it Evans dressed your hair?</p>
<p>H. Thursday afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to think of having your hair dressed?</p>
<p>H. By Mr. Priddle's orders.</p>
<p>Q. Priddle was out of town at this time, he went out on Tuesday afternoon, did he tell you to have your hair dressed before he went out of town?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Which day did he tell you to have your hair dressed?</p>
<p>H. The Saturday before this happened.</p>
<p>Q. What time was you to get your hair dressed?</p>
<p>H. About three in the afternoon?</p>
<p>Q. But you did not; did you?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. That very Saturday?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Who dressed it?</p>
<p>H. Evans.</p>
<p>Court When did you first see Evans?</p>
<p>H. On the Saturday, at Mr. Lambert's shop in St. Clement's Church-Yard.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it Mr. Priddle told you to get your hair dressed?</p>
<p>H. About three in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. You dined with him on Saturday?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did he remark about your hair?</p>
<p>H. He said he was going into the country, and I should take a ride with him, and he bid me get my hair dressed.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen Evans at this time?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you get your hair dress'd?</p>
<p>H. At Lambert's.</p>
<p>Q. Priddle wanted to have you look genteel, and so told you to get your hair dressed?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then this Evans dressed your hair on Saturday?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then you saw Evans on Saturday?</p>
<p>H. Yes, but not at all thinking of any thing?</p>
<p>Q. When you came home did you shew your hair dressed to him?</p>
<p>H. When I went up into the dining room, he asked me if I had my hair dressed, I told him yes?</p>
<p>Q. What did you give for having your hair dressed?</p>
<p>H. Three shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Three shillings?</p>
<p>H. Yes, he charged three shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Who gave you the money?</p>
<p>H. Mr. Priddle. He gave me half a guinea; out of it I was to pay the hair dresser.</p>
<p>Q. Was this the first time it was dressed?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose your hair was cut too?</p>
<p>H. No, only dressed.</p>
<p>Q. Who told you of Lambert's shop?</p>
<p>H. Nobody, I asked at several shops, and then we came down to Clement's Churchyard.</p>
<p>Q. Who was with you?</p>
<p>H. A woman I enquired of in the street.</p>
<p>Q. And did you walk about the street with that woman?</p>
<p>H. I went out by myself to buy some tea and sugar.</p>
<p>Q. And took the same opportunity to have your hair dressed?</p>
<p>H. He bid me so to do, her told me of such a shop, and her went with me to the door.</p>
<p>Q. Then your hair was dressed by Evans at the shop?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did he give you the half guinea?</p>
<p>H. He sent it down in the kitchen by his son on the Saturday.</p>
<p>Q. As you have lived most of your time in the country, you love riding on horse back I believe?</p>
<p>H. Very well.</p>
<p>Q. This accident happened on Sunday. When did you take a ride on horse back?</p>
<p>H. On Wednesday, after Priddle was gone out of town:</p>
<p>Q. What not Mr. Priddle, or my master.</p>
<p>H. He was never called as my master?</p>
<p>Q. But your friend?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180013"/>H. He was not my friend, or he would not have used me thus.</p>
<p>Q. How did you get a horse?</p>
<p>H. By the contrivance of the son, we got Priddle's horse.</p>
<p>Q. Where were the horses fetched from?</p>
<p>H. From where they were kept, at Mr. Casey's.</p>
<p>Q. How many horses had you?</p>
<p>H. Two, one for the son, and one for me.</p>
<p>Q. Was there not a man servant went with you?</p>
<p>H. Yes, but he had none of their horses.</p>
<p>Q. What Haines, and you, and the son were the party?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had been there often with Mr. Priddle and his wife?</p>
<p>H. I had been there once with Mr. Priddle and his wife, and twice with the son.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you ride to?</p>
<p>H. To a white horse.</p>
<p>Q. How far off?</p>
<p>H. Almost to Bristol causeway.</p>
<p>Q. Had you an entertainment when out?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Who paid for it?</p>
<p>H. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you dine?</p>
<p>H. We had no dinner at all.</p>
<p>Court. I presume from your manner of answering, you apprehend that gentleman is asking questions for the prisoner, I desire you will answer seriously and not in that part tart way; how much had you in your pocket when you went out?</p>
<p>H. Six shillings.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you bring home?</p>
<p>H. I had a guinea of the man while we were out.</p>
<p>Q. Of Mr. Priddle's servant?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Haines get his horse?</p>
<p>H. I dont know.</p>
<p>Q. You said you paid for this entertainment yourself?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Out of the six shillings, or out of the guinea?</p>
<p>H. I was to stand to the guinea, to make it good again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you change the guinea?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did you pay out of it?</p>
<p>H. Two pints of wine and a lemon.</p>
<p>Q. Had you nothing to eat?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then Mr. Priddle's son of twelve years old, the servant, and you, had two pints of wine and a lemon?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you pay for it?</p>
<p>H. Half a crown, and nine pence for the horses.</p>
<p>Court. What occasion had you for the guinea?</p>
<p>H. I gave the son some money to pay for the turnpike as we went along, he never produced any of it, he said he had lost it.</p>
<p>Q. How many turnpikes did you go through?</p>
<p>H. Two or three, I am not sure which.</p>
<p>Q. How was you to make this guinea good when you came home?</p>
<p>H. From the servant girl, she took her cloaths and pawned them for it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know that before you went out?</p>
<p>H. Not till I came home, she did it, and I gave it to the servant.</p>
<p>Q. Why it seems a little wonderful after you had been so terribly ill used by Mr. Priddle, that you should be so willing to spend his money?</p>
<p>H, It was not his money, they were my cloaths the maid pawned.</p>
<p>Q. Then what became of the change out of the half guinea?</p>
<p>H. I had settled that, I had given it the maid to settle a bill she had paid for Priddle in the house, for victuals, tea, sugar, meat, bread, and butter, things for the family, that her had bought.</p>
<p>Q, Then you was to be at the expence of this riding out yourself?</p>
<p>H, Yes.</p>
<p>Q, You did not mean to charge that to Mr. Priddle?</p>
<p>H, No.</p>
<p>Court, Can you tell how much you gave the boy to pay the turnpikes?</p>
<p>H, Eighteen pence or two shillings</p>
<p>Q, But that would not make out your six shillings?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180014"/>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you borrow the guinea?</p>
<p>H. The son asked me if I had money enough. I did not know how much I should want, I borrowed the guinea before I knew whether I should want it or no.</p>
<p>Q. When you came home, though you might have changed this guinea, by the account you give of what you laid out, you had enough to make up this guinea?</p>
<p>H. I had the turnpikes to pay as I came back, the boy said he had lost the money.</p>
<p>Q. How much had you left out of the guinea when you came home?</p>
<p>H. About fourteen shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Then you must have called at some other place?</p>
<p>H. I paid three shillings in London while the horses stopped.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it when you set out?</p>
<p>H. About twelve.</p>
<p>Q. What time had you these two pints of wine?</p>
<p>H. About three.</p>
<p>Q. Had you no inclination to eat?</p>
<p>H. We had nothing to eat.</p>
<p>Q. Had you dined before you set out?</p>
<p>H. We had some sausages sent home to Priddle's.</p>
<p>Q. How much of this wine did you drink yourself?</p>
<p>H. I drank but one glass of it, the people of the house took part of it; the three shillings were paid for the horses at a place in Holborn, where they stood sometime before we went.</p>
<p>Q. The horses were brought there from Bristol Causeway, were they?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had fourteen shillings in your pocket when you came home, why then did you pawn your cloaths for a guinea?</p>
<p>H. I asked her to go and get some money to make the guinea up, her brought me a guinea, and the other fourteen shillings went towards the house keeping.</p>
<p>Q. So you pawned your own cloaths?</p>
<p>H. No the girl pawned her own cloaths for the guinea.</p>
<p>Q. Mr. Evans you say got a lodging for you?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Pray, what name did you go by at that lodging?</p>
<p>H. By his name.</p>
<p>Q. You were not married to him?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. You are not married to him now?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you live at that lodging, and go by the name of Evans?</p>
<p>H. Three weeks.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you go by that name?</p>
<p>H. Till my friends came to town.</p>
<p>Q. What advantage was that to be of to you?</p>
<p>H. I did not desire it, he desired me to go by the name of Evans.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Mr. Haines, the servant of Mr. Priddle, that went out with you?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never desire him to write a letter to Mr. Priddle, by your direction?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Who first told Mrs. Priddle, when she came to town, or gave her any suspicion of any thing between you and Priddle?</p>
<p>H. Myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did not Alice Lee tell her you had more sweet hearts than the hair dresser?</p>
<p>H. No; her never could say so.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear her say so?</p>
<p>H. No, never in my life.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Since some evidence has fallen from her, my counsel have no instructions about, will your lordship give me leave to ask her two or three questions?</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Miss Harris. On Sunday the 17th, what money did I give you?</p>
<p>H. You sent down half a guinea.</p>
<p>Q. What money did you carry out with you, when you went to have your hair dressed?</p>
<p>H. None at all.</p>
<p>Q. Nor after?</p>
<p>H. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Whether she means to say, that before the coals were carried up to warm my bed, she
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180015"/> did not herself desire Will. Haines to go to bed?</p>
<p>H. Never in my life.</p>
<p>Q. Whether she saw Will. Haines in the kitchen after my bed was warmed?</p>
<p>H. I was not out of Mr. Priddle's room afterwards, till I went to my own bed.</p>
<p>Q. Whether Will. Hains did not the next morning, ask you how your master did?</p>
<p>H. He never spoke to me.</p>
<p>Q. How long she was with me on Sunday night, in my bed room?</p>
<p>H. I was never at all in his bed chamber on Sunday night; I was never in his room.</p>
<p>Q. When she says, she dressed my leg, whether Mr. West, Mr. Warrington, Mrs. Isaacs, and Will. Haines did not see her?</p>
<p>H. I never touched his leg afterwards. Q. Whether those persons were not severally at my house in my company, on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, or some of those days,
<persName id="t17750218-1-person56"> William West
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<persName id="t17750218-1-person57"> Daniel Warrington
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<p>H. I never touched his leg after the Saturday night he used me ill.</p>
<p>Here the Counsel for the Crown moved the Court, that the prisoner's witnesses might be examined separately. They were accordingly ordered out of Courts.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in company with any of these people, after Saturday night?</p>
<p>H. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the person she directed to fetch the mare, that she wanted to ride herself?</p>
<p>H. In the first place, his son asked me if I would ride out with him: I told him, I did not care if I did.</p>
<p>Q. Had you rode that mare before?</p>
<p>H. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you send for the mare?</p>
<p>H. His son was to go to fetch these two horses for him, and I was to ride out.</p>
<p>Q. Did he fetch them?</p>
<p>H. No, this man came accidently while his son was out; the son was gone out with the father: when he went away, he went away from the door with him.</p>
<p>Q. Then who fetched the horses?</p>
<p>H. This man came to the door and enquired after Mr. West, we told him Lee and I had talked of coming to the faran, he said, he would send them: that was Mr. West's man that lives at the farm.</p>
<p>Court. Has the prisoner a farm?</p>
<p>H. I don't know whose farm it is: it goes by the name of West's farm at present: he sent the horses next morning.</p>
<p>Prisoner. When was the next time you saw the man, Waters?</p>
<p>H. I do not know his name.</p>
<p>Q. When did he next call at my house?</p>
<p>H. The morrow after we had been there.</p>
<p>"A gentleman in the gallery, informed the</p>
<p>"court, that he observed one of Mr. Priddle's</p>
<p>"clerks had concealed himself behind the seat of</p>
<p>"one of the sheriffs. In consequence of which</p>
<p>"the witnesses were again ordered out of</p>
<p>"court."</p>
<p>Q. Had you no conversation with him about me?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. You drank with him?</p>
<p>H. No, he drank a glass of rum, and Haines drank one, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Whether she wrote any thing to her father about me, on the second of January?</p>
<p>H. I wrote two letters to my father: he says, he never received one, but I wrote them: Evans wrote one since.</p>
<p>Court. You wrote both these letters before you left Priddle's house?</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Was that wrote on the 2d of January?</p>
<p>Court. She said, she was gone from your house before the 2d of January.</p>
<p>Pris. The question I want to have asked, is, whether she wrote to her father on the 2d of January about me?</p>
<p>Court. Was you at Priddle's on New-year's Day?</p>
<p>H. I went the week after New Christmas Day.</p>
<p>Q. How long before you left Priddle's house, was it that you sent the last letter?</p>
<p>H. Both the letters were in December.</p>
<p>Q. Then did you write any letter to your father, on the 2d of January?</p>
<p>H. Not as I know of.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180016"/>Q. You must know how many you wrote?</p>
<p>H. I wrote two to my father.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Is this letter (producing one) her own hand writing?</p>
<p>H. No, that is no letter of mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner. You say that is not your hand writing?</p>
<p>H. No, it is not.</p>
<p>Court. You are sure that is not your hand writing?</p>
<p>H. Yes, I am.</p>
<p>Court. Look at it more particularly?</p>
<p>The witness after having carefully examined it again declared it was not her hand writing.</p>
<p>Prisoners Counsel. Did any body write it for you?</p>
<p>H. No, nobody ever wrote a letter for me in their life but Evans, he wrote the last letter.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown. My Lord there is no post mark upon it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It is not own hand writing.</p>
<p>Court. Let the witness come to the table and let us see her write, do pray take the letter eg in and look at it.</p>
<p>(She examines it again.) H. It is no letters of mine.</p>
<p>Court. Had you any letter at all from your father?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Before this affair?</p>
<p>H. Yes, I received letters from my father, before Priddle used me as he has done, several letters.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any letter from your father taxing you with improper behaviour; any angry letter from your father?</p>
<p>H. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any letter of your father's to you, that Mrs. Priddle read?</p>
<p>H. She always read every letter of mine:</p>
<p>Q. Was there no sort of ill will of distaste between Mrs. Priddle and you?</p>
<p>H. No, never before this affair happened.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Miss Harris you have told the court upon what day Mrs. Priddle came to town, had not you and she some words?</p>
<p>H. Yes, the night she came home.</p>
<p>Q. About what?</p>
<p>H. The bill of the house, and she struck me and knocked me down several times; she beat me very much that night she came home.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that before Mr. Priddle came home.</p>
<p>H. A week before.</p>
<p>Q. Are these the bills you gave your mistress: (Shewing the witness some bills wrote upon narrow slips of paper.)</p>
<p>H. No they are not.</p>
<p>Court. Did you deliver several bills to Mrs. Priddle?</p>
<p>H. Yes, I gave her them all.</p>
<p>Q. How many?</p>
<p>H. All upon one piece of paper.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Are these the bills?</p>
<p>H. No, they are not.</p>
<p>Court. Are these your hand writing?</p>
<p>H. No, they are not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I produce them also as her hand writing.</p>
<p>Court. Do you know whose hand writing they are?</p>
<p>H. No, they are not my hand writing.</p>
<p>Q. Were the bills you delivered to Mrs. Priddle in your own hand writing.</p>
<p>H. They were.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect how much money the bills came to?</p>
<p>H. About five pound seventeen shillings.</p>
<p>Court. These come to five pounds thirteen shillings and threepence; do you remember whether you put down any thing, about the horses in that bill?</p>
<p>H. No, I charged nothing for the horses.</p>
<p>Court. Here is an article for horses 1 s. which seems the twenty-first of December, which is the day you rode out, there is a cross to that article, I suppose they were disallowed: do you remember your mistress making any exception to the account.</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember her making any marks or crosses to the account?</p>
<p>H. Her said there were too much things used: her did not mention one thing more than another, her never mentioned one thing.</p>
<p>Court. Look a little at that bill again, and be very attentive to it, and say, whether it is your hand writing or not?</p>
<p>H. They are not my writing upon my soul.</p>
<p>Q. But were not these the bills presented to your mistress?</p>
<p>H. No, they were not upon these slips, the bill I gave her was upon a half sheet of paper.</p>
<p>Q. How long had Mrs. Priddle been at home before you delivered the bills to her</p>
<p>H. I delivered them to her the very night she came home.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180017"/>Court. You have not got your thimble on your finger or in your pocket?</p>
<p>H. No, the bill was upon the side of a sheet of paper and had a broad margin, the articles were wrote one under another.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown. You made no charge of the horses?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Court. It is not likely she should charge horses, because it was a business Priddle was to know nothing of?</p>
<p>Prisoner. How many sums of money and to what amount did you, Alice and Lee agreed to deduct?</p>
<p>H. None, because I paid it every farthing, for the things that were bought.</p>
<p>Court. You say you paid this money yourself?</p>
<p>H. The girl had it of me, it was five pound seventeen shillings:</p>
<p>Q. Whence had you it?</p>
<p>H. With my things and the girls that went to pawn.</p>
<p>Q. No money was left in your hand?</p>
<p>H. None except this half guinea I mentioned</p>
<p>Q. That guinea you had of Hains was that it put into the bill?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Besides that you borrowed five pound ten shillings by pawning your cloaths.</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown. So Priddle and his wife left the house without any money to keep house?</p>
<p>H. Yes, and he bid me pawn his things, which I did not chuse to do, I pawned the maids things and mine.</p>
<p>Q. What pawnbrokers did you carry them to?</p>
<p>H. I cannot tell, the girl can.</p>
<p>Court. Do you recollect buying a pair of stockings two or three days after this for the family?</p>
<p>Q. The girl bought a pair on the Monday for Mr. Priddle.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of stockings were they?</p>
<p>H. I don't know, the girl bought them, they cost half a crown I believe.</p>
<p>Court. There is a pair of stockings half a crown on the Monday.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect buying a pair of kues buckles that week?</p>
<p>H. The son had a pair.</p>
<p>Q. That was about Wednesday?</p>
<p>H. The day we went out of town.</p>
<p>Q. What did they cost?</p>
<p>H. Two shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any birds in the house?</p>
<p>H. Pigeons.</p>
<p>Q. What did you use to feed them with?</p>
<p>H. I don't know the girl used to buy it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you buy hemp feed for any thing</p>
<p>H. Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Court. Had you any rabbits?</p>
<p>H. Not while I was there, I heard a talk there had been some, I never saw any.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of a dog kept there?</p>
<p>H. There were three dogs in the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether any thing was bought to feed those dogs?</p>
<p>H. I don't know.</p>
<p>Prisoner. How much Mrs. Priddle paid her for the bill.</p>
<p>H. Her never paid me any, her never settled with me.</p>
<p>Q. How long after Mrs. Priddle came home and knocked you down, was it before you made it up with her?</p>
<p>H. When I went up into the dining room to settle this bill, I told her how Mr. Priddle had used me; then her said she would fetch home the things from the pawnbrokers and send me away.</p>
<p>Court. You told her every thing?</p>
<p>H. Yes, her sent for me up into the dining room,</p>
<p>Prisoner. Does she fix the day she went up to Mrs. Priddle?</p>
<p>H. This was on the Monday following.</p>
<p>Court. The quarrel was on Saturday.</p>
<p>H. Yes, on Saturday night?</p>
<p>Q. The second of January was a Monday, I suppose that is what he is aiming at when did you go?</p>
<p>H. Her said Mr. Priddle when he came home would forswear it and say it was false.</p>
<p>Q. When did you go away from his house?</p>
<p>H. The Sunday night after I had got my cloaths home, I washed them.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That brings it to Sunday the 18th of January.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180018"/>Court. That is supposing this Monday she speaks of was the second of January.</p>
<p>H. I came away the Sunday he came to town.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She has told your lordship of writing to her father, here are two letters, I desire to know whose hand writing they are, are they your fathers hand writing; but if your father is to be examined it is material, these are two letters to myself from her father; what I make use of them for, is to shew her father received no information from her all the time. Whether she ever told Evans, any thing of my having treated her ill.</p>
<p>H. No never.</p>
<p>Court. What was your reason for not telling Evans?</p>
<p>H. Because I thought if I told him, I should have no where to be, till my father came to town</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown. Evans courted you for marriage.</p>
<p>H. Yes.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Prisoner. You charge the fact to have been committed on the 17th of December; now on the Monday following had you any conversation with
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<p>Q. I never spoke to him about it.</p>
<p>H. But did you tell him on Monday following, that you was to go with Priddle that journey!</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. Who was present when Priddle set out; was West there?</p>
<p>H. I believe so, he went with him.</p>
<p>Q. Whether Mr. Priddle in Mr. West's presence, told you at that time, he was sorry he could not take you that journey?</p>
<p>H. No, he never said such a thing in his life.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not come up to the door when he went away?</p>
<p>H. He sent for me up before he went away, to tell me to take any of their things to pawn, I left them up in the dining room and went down into the kitchen before they went away, it was to the dining room he sent for me up.</p>
<p>Q. You spoke of being at the door, what door was that?</p>
<p>H. The dining room door.</p>
<p>Q. Did he at that time say he was sorry he could not take you with him?</p>
<p>H. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember when Priddle was out of town supping at Isaacs?</p>
<p>H. No, I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Isaacs?</p>
<p>H. Yes, when I see him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know his wife</p>
<p>H. Yes</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember being in their company?</p>
<p>H. No.</p>
<p>Q. You had no conversation with him nor his wife.</p>
<p>H. No, not while Priddle was at home.</p>
<p>Q. But while out?</p>
<p>H. Yes, I staid there about three minutes, they sent for me to a christening.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with Mr. Isaacs or with Mrs. Isaacs</p>
<p>H. I did not stop there two minutes, Mrs. Isaacs sent to borrow some things of Mr, Priddle, I went to tell them they might have them.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Isaacs ask you where to direct to Mr. Priddle?</p>
<p>H, No, he did not,</p>
<p>
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<p>Q, You lived I believe servant to Mr, Priddle in December last</p>
<p>Lee. Yes,</p>
<p>Q. How long did you live there?</p>
<p>Lee. Three months and a fortnight,</p>
<p>Q. Was you there when Miss Harris came to London?</p>
<p>Lee. I was not,</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the Saturday night of the 17th of December?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go to bed on Saturday night the 17th of December?</p>
<p>Lee. I had been ironing in the kitchen; I believe it was almost one o'clock, I went down to make the fire for ironing.</p>
<p>Q. Where was
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<p>Lee. In the dining room.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she go into the dining room?</p>
<p>Lee. About a quarter before eleven.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to go into the dining room?</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180019"/>Lee. Mr. Priddle ordered her to warm the bed, she always did.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know the prisoner gave her orders now?</p>
<p>Lee. I was in the room at the same time, he desired me to go to bed?</p>
<p>Q. Was she in the room when the orders were given?</p>
<p>Lee. She was in the room at the same time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any noise when you was in the kitchen, or went up to bed?</p>
<p>Lee. After
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<interp inst="t17750218-1-person61" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> had been there three quarters of an hour, I was going to knock at the door for her to come down to ironing; I heard Miss Harris say, O Lord Mr. Priddle, don't ruin me, I knocked at the door three times.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any answer made you by any body?</p>
<p>Lee. Nobody in the world.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when you first heard any outcry in the room?</p>
<p>Lee. Upon the stairs at the door.</p>
<p>Q. You did not hear any outcry as you came up the stairs?</p>
<p>Lee. No.</p>
<p>Q. How many times do you think you heard this outcry?</p>
<p>Lee. Once.</p>
<p>Q. What tone of voice was it spoke in, loud, an outcry loud or quite faint and weak?</p>
<p>Lee. Quite faint and weak, not so high as I speak now.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear it more than once, or only once?</p>
<p>Lee. Only once, then I went down stairs, I heard no more of her.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after that, before you went to bed?</p>
<p>Lee. Very near half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lock your door?</p>
<p>Lee. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any bolt?</p>
<p>Lee. No, the common spring.</p>
<p>Q. Does it open by a handle or by a key?</p>
<p>Lee. By a brass knob.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear
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<p>Lee. I heard nothing of her till next morning.</p>
<p>Q. What hour next morning did you see her first?</p>
<p>Lee. About half an hour past seven I was down in the kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. What was the observation you first made to her in the morning?</p>
<p>Lee. She looked very foolish, I said what have you been about, what have you been doing; she said I am ruined, I said, why did not you pull the bell; she said she was not able to get nigh the bell.</p>
<p>Q. How far was the bell from the sofa?</p>
<p>Lee. It was on the opposite side.</p>
<p>Q. Did she explain what she meant by being ruined, or say who was the author of her ruin?</p>
<p>L, She said she was utterly ruined,</p>
<p>Q. Did she say she was ruined by Mr. Priddle?</p>
<p>L, Yes, she did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you at any time, and when, make any observation about her linen?</p>
<p>L, That very morning, I saw her take her cloaths up, she happened to be out of order the week before, I said are you mad or bewitched, what have you been about,</p>
<p>Q. You meant she had her courses?</p>
<p>L, Yes,</p>
<p>Q, What did you observe?</p>
<p>L, I saw blood and nature upon the cloaths, I thought it very odd she should be out of order again so soon, she said, she was quite entirely ruined, I bid her write to her friends directly,</p>
<p>Q; Are you a married woman?</p>
<p>L, I am a widow,</p>
<p>Q, As you are a widow can you tell us what these appearances were, what did you judge from these appearances. You washed the shirt?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any appearance of any thing besides blood upon the shirt?</p>
<p>Lee. I did not observe any thing else.</p>
<p>Court. You said you saw blood and nature.</p>
<p>Lee. I thought it had been the courses, it was so soon after her courses, that I thought a man must have had something to do with her; or else it was extraordinary their returning so soon again.</p>
<p>Q. This
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<p>Lee. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How did she behave in general, during the time you saw her before this?</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180020"/>Lee. I never saw any harm of her; she was a lively girl.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any indecent behaviour?</p>
<p>Lee. She always attended upon the house with a free good will; she always attended to what Mrs. Priddle bid her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she use to be rambling out of the house?</p>
<p>Lee. I never saw her out of the house, only upon Mrs. Priddle's business till this affair happened.</p>
<p>Q. Was she diligent?</p>
<p>Lee. Whatever Mrs. Priddle ordered her she did.</p>
<p>Court: I think you say, she had been three-quarters of an hour up stairs before you came up?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you?</p>
<p>Lee. Making my fire in the kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. Was the kitchen door open or shut?</p>
<p>Lee. Open: when we are down stairs in the kitchen, it is impossible to hear any body up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember one Evans, an hair dresser?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect when the young woman came first acquainted with him?</p>
<p>Lee. That Saturday night, when she went to have her hair dressed: I believe, he was an entire stranger, till the Saturday, when she went to have her hair dressed.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how it happened she went to have her hair dressed?</p>
<p>Lee. Miss Harris told me she was going out of town.</p>
<p>Q. With whom?</p>
<p>Lee. She did not say.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the reason she gave?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen Evans before this Saturday night?</p>
<p>Lee. Never, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. When was the first time you saw Evans?</p>
<p>Lee. The Thursday after.</p>
<p>Q. Your master went out of town the Tuesday after this Saturday?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes, the Thursday next following I saw Evans for the first time.</p>
<p>Q. You say, this girl kept very close at home, at Priddle's house, during the time you staid there, till this affair happened?</p>
<p>Lee. Yes, she always did.</p>
<p>Q. Did she go to plays, or any thing of that sort?</p>
<p>Lee. Never, in my time, before this happened?</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear her speak of this Evans?</p>
<p>Lee. Never before that Saturday night, she told me she called by chance at that hair dresser's, and he dressed her as a strange person.</p>
<p>Q. During the three months and a week that you was there, did you ever know h er ride out, either on horseback or in a coach?</p>
<p>Lee. Never before this happened; that was the day after Priddle went out of town.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever know Miss Harris sit up with Mr. Priddle?</p>
<p>L. Priddle desired her one day, when he was very poorley with his leg.</p>
<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>*** The Remainder of this and the Trial of all the other Prisoners will be comprized in the next Number.</p>
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<p>NUMBER X. To be continued Weekly. Price Six-pence.</p>
<p>THE LIFE OF
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<p>London: Printed and sold by T. BELL, No. 26, Bell-Yard, Temple-Yar.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180021"/>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 15th, Thursday the 16th, Friday the 17th, Saturday the 18th Monday the 20th, and Tuesday the 21st, of FEBRUARY, 1775.</p>
<p>In the Fifteenth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Third SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable
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<p>NUMBER III. PART II.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
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<p>(Price NINE-PENCE.)</p>
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<p>L. Whether on the Thursday or Friday before that Saturday,. I cannot tell; I think it was the Thursday before the Saturday.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how long she sat up?</p>
<p>L. I think till two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any offer to sit up with Mr. Priddle, in the room of Miss. Harris?</p>
<p>L. I offered to sit up an hour with him with all my heart; Priddle was very poorly.</p>
<p>Q. His leg was bad, at that time?</p>
<p>L. It was rather bad, but not so bad but he could walk.</p>
<p>Q. When did you make the offer to sit up, instead of Miss Harris?</p>
<p>L. The Thursday evening.</p>
<p>Q. What was the answer Miss Harris made?</p>
<p>L. Mr. Priddle said, I need not sit up at all for Miss Harris would sit up with him.</p>
<p>Q. On Saturday the 17th, what time did you go to bed?</p>
<p>L. I was ordered to go to bed about eleven by Mr. Priddle, but I did not go to bed till one. Mr. Priddle gave us all order to go to bed at eleven; only Miss Harris.</p>
<p>Q. Who else did he order to go to bed?</p>
<p>L. Master Priddle was a-bed, and there was only me in the room.</p>
<p>Q. Was there no man that lay in the house?</p>
<p>L. Yes, William.</p>
<p>Q. What time did he go to bed?</p>
<p>L. Before me; it might be before eleven, I cannot tell to a moment.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he had any orders to go to bed?</p>
<p>L. When the first orders were, they all went to bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him he was to go to bed?</p>
<p>L. No more than what we always do, when we put out the fire; he went to bed rather before eleven, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Which was your room, how high?</p>
<p>L. The two pair of stairs fore room.</p>
<p>Q. Directly over the room Mr. Priddle was in</p>
<p>L. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You went to bed about one; what time did you get to sleep?</p>
<p>L. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Did Miss Harris sleep with you?</p>
<p>L. She came up stairs, and told me she would lie in my bed, if I would go and lie there too.</p>
<p>Q. When was that?</p>
<p>L. That morning, about four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. You never told us that you had seen Miss Harris, till about seven in the morning?</p>
<p>L. Not to speak to her.</p>
<p>Q. But she spoke to you, you say, your door was not locked, was it?</p>
<p>L. No, it was not locked.</p>
<p>Q. Did Miss Harris come into your room?</p>
<p>L. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. She opened the door, and spoke to you?</p>
<p>L. Yes, she asked me, if I would go up stairs into the garret; I said, I would lie there till next morning: and in the morning she told me all about it.</p>
<p>Q. Whose garret, Harris's, or your's?</p>
<p>L. It was my garret: she asked me if I would get up from the bed-chamber, where I lay, and go and sleep in her garret: to which I said, I would lie where I was.</p>
<p>Q. You was a-bed, in the two pair of stairs room: was that your room?</p>
<p>L. No, my room is in the garret.</p>
<p>Q. Did Miss Harris lie with you?</p>
<p>L. No, she lay in a bed, in another garret.</p>
<p>Q. Did she open the door of your room?</p>
<p>L. She came where I was.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you sleep that Saturday night?</p>
<p>L. In my own room: I always lay in that room when Mrs. Priddle was out of town.</p>
<p>Court. Then, if I understand you, this door was not locked: but
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<p>L. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where did she want you to go with her?</p>
<p>L. She asked me, if I would lie in my own bed, up stairs in the garret.</p>
<p>Q. Where did Miss Harris lie that night?</p>
<p>L. In the morning, she lay in the two pair of stairs bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did she lie with you?</p>
<p>L. In that bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did she lie in the same bed that you did?</p>
<p>L. I was up in my own bed, afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did she lie in the same chamber with you?</p>
<p>L. She got into the bed I was lying in, and I went up to my own room: I got up to finish
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<p>Counsel. You said, you went into your own garret?</p>
<p>L. You bolker me so, I don't know what I say.</p>
<p>Q. Did you finish your ironing?</p>
<p>L. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And left her in the bed?</p>
<p>L. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You did not go to bed again, that morning, did you?</p>
<p>L. No.</p>
<p>Q. Who was the first person up in the morning after you; did you see any thing of Hains?</p>
<p>L. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you see
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<p>L. I saw
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<p>Q. How long, after you had seen Harris, was it before you see Hains?</p>
<p>L. Not long.</p>
<p>Q. Was your conversation with Harris, you have given an account of, before you saw Hains?</p>
<p>L. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with Hains, when you saw him?</p>
<p>L. Miss Harris, I, and Hains were all together.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing to Hains of what you heard over-night?</p>
<p>L. I told him I was sorry for what had happened to Miss Harris.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Hains you had listened at the door?</p>
<p>L. I told him I had knocked at the door to get Miss Harris to come down to iron; but she never came down to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him any thing else?</p>
<p>L. I don't remember.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Hains you had heard any thing when you listened at the door.</p>
<p>L. I told Hains what I had heard Miss Harris say, when I raped at the door?</p>
<p>Q. What did you tell Hains?</p>
<p>L. That Miss Harris said, Lord have mercy Mr. Priddle don't ruin me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Hains any thing else?</p>
<p>L. Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Hains, Miss Harris had said any thing, which side of Mr. Priddle's bed she was to lie upon?</p>
<p>L. I am sure I did not, it won't do.</p>
<p>Q. Did you abuse Miss Harris?</p>
<p>L. I told her, I thought she was wrong not to ring the bell; she said, she could not get at the bell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say she was imprudent?</p>
<p>L. I told her she was very imprudent not to pull the bell; she answered, she could not pull the bell.</p>
<p>Q. When Miss Harris came up to you, you say, she opened the door and came in: had she her cloaths on?</p>
<p>L. She began to pull them off to go to bed; then she went down stairs to draw some small beer.</p>
<p>Court. Are you sure she went down stairs?</p>
<p>L. Yes, I believe she did?</p>
<p>Q. Had she her cloaths on when she came into the room first?</p>
<p>L. I did not see her undressed when she came to the bed first.</p>
<p>Q. When Miss Harris came into the room first, had she her stays in her hand?</p>
<p>L. I think she was dressed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her unlace her stays?</p>
<p>L. I saw her stays on the bedside.</p>
<p>Q. I want to know whether she brought her stays in her hand; had she a candle with her?</p>
<p>L. No, she had no candle.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light?</p>
<p>L. I think it was moon-light; I was asleep when she first came into the room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her gown in her hand?</p>
<p>L. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her pull it off?</p>
<p>L. I cannot be certain.</p>
<p>Q. Who warmed Priddle's bed on Sunday night?</p>
<p>L. Miss Harris.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she did that?</p>
<p>L. She always did.</p>
<p>Court: But you don't know of your own knowledge that she did warm the bed on the Sunday night; you only think so because she always did?</p>
<p>L. I did not see her warm the bed on Sunday night.</p>
<p>Q. Did you warm his bed on Sunday night?</p>
<p>L. No.</p>
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<p>L. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether the warming pan was setched out of the kitchen?</p>
<p>L. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. He had his bed warmed every night?</p>
<p>L. He used to have.</p>
<p>Q. Who warmed his bed on Monday night?</p>
<p>L. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell whether you warmed it on Sunday or Monday?</p>
<p>L. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever warm Mr. Priddle's bed?</p>
<p>L. I have, when Mrs. Priddle was out of town.</p>
<p>Q. Ever when Miss Harris was there?</p>
<p>L. I think I have twice or three times.</p>
<p>Q. When Miss Harris was in Priddle's room?</p>
<p>L. Twice.</p>
<p>Q. Was that before the Saturday or afterwards?</p>
<p>L. Before.</p>
<p>Q. Can you be sure it was before or after the Saturday?</p>
<p>L. I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Did Miss Harris ever tell you, Mr. Priddle promised she should never want for money?</p>
<p>L. No, she said, she had money of her own in the hands of Mr. Priddle. Mr. Priddle before he went out of town, told Miss Harris to pawn any of his things.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear Mr. Priddle say so?</p>
<p>L. No, Miss Harris told me so. I said, no Miss, let us pawn our own things, least we should get into any hobble.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you pawn these things?</p>
<p>L. In Cursitor-street.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you raise upon your things?</p>
<p>L. My own all for a guinea and 15 s.</p>
<p>Q. Did you pawn all the things, or did Miss Harris pawn any of them?</p>
<p>L. I pawned them by her order.</p>
<p>Q. How much did you raise on Miss Harris's cloaths.</p>
<p>L. There was a habit half a guinea, and then 17 s.</p>
<p>Q. Did you pawn any cloaths at any other pawnbrokers than that?</p>
<p>L. No.</p>
<p>Q. When was that habit pawned?</p>
<p>A. On the Monday.</p>
<p>Court. Do you remember any person taking a ride on the Wednesday?</p>
<p>L. Yes, master Priddle, Miss Harris, and the man.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any thing being pawned to raise a guinea?</p>
<p>L. Yes, Miss Harris told me, she had spent some money and desired me to pawn her things for a guinea to pay Hains, the servant, which I did.</p>
<p>Q. I want to know whether that guinea was over and besides this half guinea and 17 s. you spoke of?</p>
<p>L. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was any thing pawned before Mr. Priddle went into the country?</p>
<p>L. No, we paid for what we had before.</p>
<p>Q. This guinea was to pay the man: what day was it; after they rode out, or before?</p>
<p>L. It was the same evening after they came home; there was some money raised in the morning to redeem the habit that was pawned on the Monday.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know who sent for the horses when they rode out?</p>
<p>L. I don't know which, for they are both fond of a jaunt.</p>
<p>Q. When Mrs. Priddle came to town, did you say any thing to her of what happened to Miss Harris?</p>
<p>L. I did tell Mrs. Priddle before Miss Harris herself, what had happened to her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Mrs. Priddle, Miss Harris had more sweet-hearts besides the hair-dresser.</p>
<p>L. Miss Harris told me she was crossed in love, and therefore the first man that would have her, that she liked, she would marry.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever tell Mrs. Priddle, she had more sweet-hearts besides the hair-dresser?</p>
<p>L. I could not.</p>
<p>Q. What name did she go by in the lodging in Wych-street?</p>
<p>L. Evans.</p>
<p>Q. Did they pass as man and wife there?</p>
<p>L. I think they did?</p>
<p>Q. How many rooms had she?</p>
<p>L. One.</p>
<p>Q. How many beds?</p>
<p>L. One to be sure, as they passed for man and wife: they did not need but one bed.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you live at that time?</p>
<p>L. With my friends.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see Evans and her in bed together?</p>
<p>L. Yes, I have.</p>
<p>Q. Miss Harris came into the room where
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<p>L. She called with the beer in her hand, I did not see her go down to fetch it.</p>
<p>Q. I should be glad to know before you got up to go down to finish your ironing, how long this girl was in the room with you?</p>
<p>L. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. A quarter of an hour?</p>
<p>L. It might be longer.</p>
<p>Q. Whether she at that time complained of what Mr. Priddle had done to her.</p>
<p>L. She was all of a tremble and terror, and said very little at that time.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the Jury, the witness has flatly contradicted several things in the evidence of
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<p>Jury. My Lord we are satisfied, they need not go any farther.</p>
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<p>Hope. I believe it may be worth 35 guineas.</p>
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<p>Hope. I never did offer to buy it, on the Saturday, I wanted, to have my guinea back and return the ring, because I thought I should get into some trouble about it; but the prisoner had not the guinea to return.</p>
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<p>Wm Deal, junior. The oats and barley were lost out of my father's barn about the first week in January, and on the 26th of the same month they were found in the prisoner's house; we had a suspicion of him and got a warrant to search his house; it was in two sacks, one that is our's, that was taken with the corn out of the barn; (the sack produced) I can swear to that sack; I know that sack to be my father's property.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17750218-5-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 7th of February, there was some lead taken off two houses of mine, the next morning I was informed it was at the watch-house; I went to the watch-house and found the lead and the prisoners in custody; upon an examination the lead fitted the place that my lead had been stole from.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750218-5-person106" type="given" value="John"/>
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<p>The Prisoner in their defence said they were out together and that they found the lead in a pond.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it, I was walking along there was a cry stop thief, the man that stopped me first said I was not the man and let me go again.</p>
<p>He called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750218-7-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner, I searched him. He took off his hat and gave it to Crosby, and said, he would return Saunders his money. He pulled out the money and some picklock keys and gave to Crosby; one of the keys was broke in the lock of the parlour door. I asked him how he got the door open after he had broke the key in the lock; he said, he put his shoulder against the door, and thrust it open.</p>
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<p>Q. Were there any threats, or promises made use of to induce him to confess?</p>
<p>Arkley. There were none that I know of.</p>
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<p>Q. Is she your wife?</p>
<p>Orton. No. I saw two pieces of tammies in her custody about a fortnight ago. I told Mr. Arkley; she said they were Mr. Arkley's; that she had them of her father and was going to pledge thems</p>
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<interp inst="t17750218-8-person140" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> pawned this piece of cailmanco with me ( producing it) on the 3d of February, for three shillings.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. That is a piece of the tammy mentioned in the indictment, it is my property.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. They appear to me to be tore one from the other; I believe they are mine, the marks that were on them are demolished, but I cannot positively say: it is tore into remnants, the whole piece was about thirt-ysix yards.</p>
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<p>I am innocent of every things I am accused of.</p>
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<p>I buy and sell things in Rag-Fair, I bought them there and paid for them, they are my property.</p>
<p>She called
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<p>185. (d. M.)
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<p>(The spoons were produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Look at me, are you certain I am the person that was in your house.</p>
<p>Dumas. I cannot tell the person, my eyes are not good enough, I can't swear to the person,
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<p>Q. How long was it before he was taken up.</p>
<p>Dumas. He was taken directly.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>Loveman. Yes, he looked at the lodging then she went down into the kitchen and asked for a candle to see the wine vaults, I went up stairs to light the candle and as I was coming down again, I met him coming up, he desired I would not trouble myself, he would come again on the morrow; I went down into the kitchen and missed the spoons that are produced, he was gone out, I pursued him and called stop thief, and a coachman stopped him in Hanover-Street, about fifty yards from the house; when I cried stop thief, I saw him throw the spoons down Mrs. Needham's area, and run, Mrs. Needham's maid gave them to the footman and he gave them to me, he was never out of my sight till he was stopped.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I picked it up in Thames-street, three or four yards from the cheesemonger's door.</p>
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<p>Richard Green. The prisoner married my mother, I live with him.</p>
<p>[Looks at the ax the prosecutor found under his window.]</p>
<p>I have seen this ax a great while ago in my father's house, it belongs to him, it was new ground, us this appears to be.</p>
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<p>
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<p>Q. to Simons. Could not this man when he was in the shop, have got into the house, if he had been so minded.</p>
<p>Simons. Yes, he could.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence:</p>
<p>I cannot say a great deal, I did not break open the house; where I found the anvil, there was no place but the sky, no ceiling. I think it is very hard that two poor men should have been taken up for this affair, who are quite innocent.</p>
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<p>I went into the shop to buy an apron, there were a great many pieces of muslin on the compter, I was looking at; the witness came to me and said, don't take that away, you have not paid for it.</p>
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<p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t17750218-16-person211" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was sent in pursuit of the prisoner, I took her near the Five Bells on the Greenwich road; I brought her back and the things my mistress has mentioned were found upon her.</p>
<p>The Prisoner said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Prosecutor. My copper had but one handle, there was a mistake in the advertisement.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>What they charge me with I am quite innocent of.</p>
<p>The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>197. (2d M.)
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<p>Q. Was it a close bodied coat?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17750218-19-person230"> Hugh Boyd
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person230" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; A great coat, I believe wraped together about his body; he had blackish hair which seemed to hang about his ears; he said, stop! stop! your money, your money. He did not make use of any violent imprecation; he had a pistol in his hand which he presented to me. I gave him my purse which contained three guineas, or three guineas and a quarter; he kept his eyes fixed upon me, and was remarkably circumspect, looking about him and rather moving about as I imagined to observe whether any persons were within sight; he saw my watch chain hanging from under my waistcoat; he asked me for my watch; after some little conversation, I advised him not to take the watch, I said they were dangerous things; but he insisted upon having it, and I gave it him. I then asked him for my purse again, I was particularly fond of it, and he returned it me empty; he then looked about him for a short space, just took a view of the fields, and turned back again the way that I had come through the gap, and I observed as he turned he took off his hat, in the act of turning, I thought he drew up the crape; he ran with great velocity through the gap and turned upon the further side of the hedge and I lost sight of him.</p>
<p>Q. In the motion of taking off his hat and throwing up the crape as you apprehend did you see his face.</p>
<p>Boyd. No, he had turned about, but I looked very closely at him while he was robbing me; the sun shone very bright, I thought he was careful to keep his face turned from me, he behaved without any violence or imprecation, I have seen the prisoner since the robbery at Sir
<persName id="t17750218-19-person231"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person231" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, and this morning upon the other trial; I believe he is the man, I looked at him very particularly at the time of the robbery, which he observed and seemed to shrink away from my observation.</p>
<p>Q. Could you discern enough of his face through the crape, to form a judgment of his person.</p>
<p>Hugh Boyd, Esq; Not so exactly; I remember the shape of his face very well, that he was long visaged; I remarked his chest comes out, and when I saw him at Sir
<persName id="t17750218-19-person232"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's the other day, I took notice of his legs, they are something remarkable, he stands very well upon them.</p>
<p>Q. Does his countenance and complexion answer to what you observed of the man at the time of the robbery.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17750218-19-person233"> Hugh Boyd
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; Yes, as well as I could observe, I don't say it was a perfect discernment.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see him first after the robbery?</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t17750218-19-person235"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person235" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, I thought there was the air, of the person, the same appearance and upon my going up to the bar, to examine him more closely, I was confirmed in my opinion. I charged him then with every thing, but a certainty, I cannot presume to swear certainly to his person.</p>
<p>Q. The person that robbed you was alone?</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17750218-19-person236"> Hugh Boyd
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person236" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq; Yes, and I was alone: as he came up to me, he was collected and cool and took care to stand at the distance of three or four feet from me, and as I moved about, he moved, though I told him, I did not intend to resist. I received a letter from Sir
<persName id="t17750218-19-person237"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person237" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , three or four days ago informing me that footpad was taken, and my watch was discovered. I had given an information at Sir
<persName id="t17750218-19-person238"> John Fielding
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177502180033"/> robbery; Sir John wrote to me at my house in the country, where I had given a direction, that my watch was recovered, and the supposed footpad was in custody. My watch is in the hands of a pawnbroker; it was produced before the justice and sworn to by Mr. Atkins. I don't know so much of the movement of the watch, but it appears like it; the plate, the name, the number, I could almost swear to, but both the gold cases are changed for silver ones; and there is a scratch for a figure of one, but it is awkwardly done. The number of my watch was 1918, it has been attempted to be made 1913.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17750218-19-person239"> Robert Atkins
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person239" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchmaker. I find by an extract from my books, that there was a gold watch, with two cases, capped and jeweled, sold to Mr. Boyd, on the 10th of January, 1768, the number 1913. I saw that watch at Sir John Fielding's yesterday sen-night; I believe the movement to be the same that was made for Mr. Boyd, but the cases were changed. The addition of a one, that Mr. Boyd mentions, has been very badly put to it, and the name has been taken out of the cap, where we usually put our names; that has been totally erased; but there is a roughness upon the cap that shews there had been an erasure</p>
<p>Q. What was the name upon the watch?</p>
<p>Atkins. Samuel and Robert Atkins, London, number 1913, both upon the cap and upper plate of the watch; that was made at the time my father and I were in partnership: that name still remains upon the inner plate of the watch.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person240" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a pawnbroker in White-Cross-Street. I took in this watch of the prisoner, on the nineteenth of last November, exactly in the same condition it is now in; I advanced two pounds thirteen shillings and six-pence upon it.</p>
<p>Q. At what time of day did you receive it?</p>
<p>Shipman. I believe in the evening. I gave him a duplicate for it.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he is the man?</p>
<p>Shipman. Yes, I am very certain to him, I have known him three or four months, and have dealt with him frequently in wearing apparel; but I had never taken a watch in before of him.</p>
<p>Q. How long was you to keep the watch?</p>
<p>Shipman I gave him a duplicate for three months.</p>
<p>Q. Then you advance money for a certain time, do you?</p>
<p>Shipman. Yes, I lent him an advanced price upon that account, otherwise I should not have lent him so much.</p>
<p>Q. What is paid for the two pounds thirteen shillings and six-pence for three months?</p>
<p>Shipman. Six-pence in the pound per month.</p>
<p>Q. Then it was about eighteen-pence a month you was to have for it?</p>
<p>Shipman. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did you produce the watch?</p>
<p>Shipman. On Wednesday sen-night at Sir John Fielding's. The duplicate being found in the prisoner's lodgings, by one of Sir
<persName id="t17750218-19-person241"> John Fielding
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner asked any questions about it?</p>
<p>Shipman. None at all.</p>
<p>Q. from the prisoner. Do you remember what I said to you when I brought the watch to you?</p>
<p>Shipman. Yes, I asked him whether it was his own; he said, he had bought the movement for eighteen or twenty shillings, and that the movement was originally in gold cases, but that he purchased the movement of a young gentleman who sold the cases: he said, the young gentleman was a lawyer.</p>
<p>Q. He did not mention his name?</p>
<p>Shipman. No, he said, he had carried the movement to a watchmaker's, and had silver cases put to it: he said, the watchmaker lived in Beach Lane, White Cross Street. He had this watch out once, and pledged it again: it was the first time he pledged it he told me that.</p>
<p>Q. When did he bring the watch, the last time?</p>
<p>Shipman. On the 19th of November. The first time he brought it, was the 22d of October: it was the last time I lent him two pounds thirteen shillings and six-pence on it, the first time I lent him two guineas. I never had it before the 22d of October.</p>
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<p>Shipman. The usual time, two years: it was the advanced price the last time, that induced that agreement.</p>
<p>Q. You had never lent him any thing before this watch, but upon wearing apparel?</p>
<p>Shipman. No, but upon Christmas-eve I lent him a guinea and half upon a watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750218-19-person245" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's: I went to the prisoner's lodging, according to his direction, and there, in a red morrocco pocket-book, in a box, I found a duplicate, dated the 19th of November, 1774. 2 l. 13 s: 6 d. watch
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<p>Shipman. This is the duplicate I gave the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the prisoner's writing of his name at the back.</p>
<p>Shipman. Yes, I saw him write it.</p>
<p>Heley. I referred to our list of the pawnbrokers, and by that means I found out that the watch was pawned at the person Mr. Shipley lives with. It was a proposal among the pawnbrokers to number their shops.</p>
<p>Q. Are there any pawnbrokers that have not numbers?</p>
<p>Heley. Too many.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence:</p>
<p>On the 10th of last September, I had been down to Deptford about some business: on my return back, I came through the Minories. Just by the sign of the Crown, a well dressed gentleman asked me to buy a watch; he had blue cloaths on, and appeared to be a sea fareing gentleman; I never saw him before: he took me into the Crown: he said, he was distressed for money and obliged to part with his watch. He asked me twenty-eight shillings for it; I asked him whether he was a watchmaker? he said no, it was his own watch, and had been his father's formerly, but he was obliged to sell part of it, and would sell the movement to me, if I would buy it. I gave him eighteen shillings for the movement. As I had never a watch, I thought it would save some expence to have a pair of cases made to it. He wound it up, and showed it, and said, it was a good watch. I carried it to Mr. Nourse in Beach Lane, he made me a pair of cases for it, for which I gave him a guinea. After he aad done it, I was rather necessitated for money and was obliged to pawn it a few days after. I took it out again, and a few days after I had got it out, I had a writ out against me from one Mr. Jarvis at Deptford, who I had contracted a debt with; I therefore pawned it again, to raise money to pay the debt. Since I have been in custody, I have sent an officer to the Crown in the Minories, there were several gentlemen in the tap-room when I was there, drinking, but I can get no inteligence about the man I drank a pint of beer with him, when I bought it.</p>
<p>The prisoner called several witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>I know nothing at all about it.</p>
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<p>Flint. The window was broke, I don't know whether it was so before or no.</p>
<p>Prisoners Defence.</p>
<p>As I was going by, I saw the ribband come from the window and was going to tell the gentleman of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750218-22-person276" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Simkins, I came home from Greenwich on the 25th of January, when I knocked at the door finding nobody within, I went over to the publick house and asked if the key was left there, they told me it was not, I crossed the way and went by the door, and I heard the parlour door shut, and I saw the prisoner Clarke, who lives opposite, come out of her apartment and look hard at our house; I went up and down the street several times and met Clarke several times going down the street again, I met one Clarkson, I told him; I thought there was somebody in the house, we peeped through the key hole, and saw a light in the parlour, we observed the print of a man's foot on the threshold of the door, quite wet, just after that the prisoner, Clark, came up to the door and gave a signal, which was, two hems, I had seen Price and her together before, and had seen him several times go to her appartment.</p>
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<interp inst="t17750218-22-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in New-street, near Mr. Simkins. On the 15th of January, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, as I was standing at my master's door, the last witness told me, she believed there was somebody in her master's house; we watched Clarke, the prisoner down Shoe-lane, through Gunpowder-alley, to the back door of the house, she gave two hems and we heard the chain of the back door rattle, then the last witness desired me to go round to the fore door, which I did, and saw the prisoner Price come out of the house: I pursued him and cried stop thief, and he was stopped and taken to the Swan in New-street.</p>
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