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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177601090001"/>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 9th of January 1776, and the following Days;
<p>Being the SECOND SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble
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<persName id="f17760109-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<interp inst="f17760109-1-person3" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , SERJEANT AT LAW, AND RECORDER OF LONDON.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177601090002"/>SAWBRIDGE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>At a Common Council holden in the Chamber of the Guildhall of the City of London on Friday the 17th of November 1775,</p>
<p>A MOTION was made and QUESTION put, That 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, be regularly, as soon as possible after every Session, published by the Recorder, and authenticated with his Name: The same was resolved in the Affirmative.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177601090003"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>1st Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Caesar Hoar,</p>
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<p>2d Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Mr. Wallis's Servant sworn.</p>
<p>I saw the prisoner in the street with the cloth; I stopt him, and brought him into Mr. Wallis's shop.</p>
<p>I picked up the cloth in the street,</p>
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<p>114, 115.
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<p>There was no evidence to charge the prisoners, but the testimony of an accomplice unconnected with any corroborating circumstances; they were therefore found</p>
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<p>See the Trial of Lamb Smith and
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<p>117, 118.
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<p>The prosecutor being called, and not appearing, the Court ordered his recognizance to be estreated.</p>
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<p>120, 121.
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<p>I am the driver of the Oxford coach; I took the prisoner up at Uxbridge, he rode outside the coach, till we came to the Old Hats; it being a cold wet night, he asked me to let him ride inside the coach to London, which I consented to. When I got to the Golden-Cross at Charing-Cross, and unloaded my coach; I asked the prisoner if there was any thing in my coach belonging to him; he said, yes, that was his parcel, pointing out a bulky parcel, tied up in brown paper; he took the parcel away with him, and I did not see him again till I saw him before the justice.</p>
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<p>I know nothing of the matter .</p>
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<p>Are you positive the prisoners are the men who robbed you? - I have no doubt of it. In consequence of an information I had given of the robbery at Sir John Fielding's office, I was sent for about a fortnight ago; the prisoners were then in custody; I knew them then to be the persons that robbed us, and I have no doubt now.</p>
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<p>There is not any truth in Mr. Wood's evidence.</p>
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<p>On the 21st of December, at the corner of
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<p>I am a constable: the prosecutor gave me charge of the prisoner, the handkerchief was found before.</p>
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<p>Did you make her any promise of mercy to induce her to confess? - I said I would hang her: she said she did not intend to deprive me of them; I had an extraordinary good character with her.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: I took in pawn of the prisoner two pair of stone shoe-buckles, a pair of knee-buckles, and a hair-pin. [They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: here are three gowns, a petticoat, and two sheets (producing them) that I took in pawn; the prisoner brought some in November and December 1774, and the others in February 1775. [They likewise were deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>On the 27th of December, in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my house and had a penny-worth of beer; as she was going out again, she dropped a pint pot; I searched her, and found a pint of mine, and seven belonging to other people, tied round her under her petticoat.</p>
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<p>I saw the pots taken from the prisoner.</p>
<p>I found the pots in Moorfields; I saw they belonged to one Mr. Read at Billingsgate, and was going to carry them there.</p>
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<p>I live opposite the prosecutor: upon Thursday the 28th of December, the prisoner came to my shop and cheapened a shirt, but did not buy it; having some suspicion of him, I watched him over to Edward's shop, and I saw him take a coat that hung at the door, and put it under his coat; I called out stop thief; he began to run, but a gentleman at the corner ran against him, and threw him backwards, and the coat fell from under his coat.</p>
<p>I found the coat.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Upon Saturday se'nnight, about three or four doors from my own house, I felt something at my right-hand pocket; I turned round, and caught the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand, he immediately threw it to a companion, about three yards behind him, but he refused to take it; I pulled the prisoner to the handkerchief, took it up, and took him to the Compter.</p>
<p>I was going along, the prosecutor missed his handkerchief, which was lying on the ground; he charged me with stealing it, but I never had it.</p>
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<p>I am in co-partnership with
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<p>I went with Mr. Chambers to the prisoner's lodging; we found there in his box, and in an
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<p>CHAMBERS. I can swear to them all, they have our marks upon them.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Messrs. Chambers and Langston; I was at the execution of the search warrant. The things now produced are the property of the prosecutors; I can swear to the marks upon them.</p>
<p>I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.</p>
<p>The prisoner called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I went with the prosecutor to the Prussian Hero, there we saw Blackmore; the prosecutor told me he was one of the men; we went to fetch some of justice Sherwood's men; when we returned Blackmore was gone: going along the street after that we saw Hall, the prosecutor said he was the other man; we took him into custody: then we went to the Ship, where we found Blackmore; there was no light near when we laid hold of Hall.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I looked close to his face, and saw a cut in his eye.</p>
<p>One of justice Camper's men confirmed the evidence of the last witness; but said, that the prosecutor said Hall was one of the men who robbed him when he was twenty yards distance from any lamp.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>What are you? - A very poor woman, my husband is in service.</p>
<p>Had you any thing from the man that picked up the pocket? - No.</p>
<p>Did not the prisoner say it was a lucky thing, when he produced the ring and receipt, and whether it was not taken notice of at that time? - The receipt was not produced, nor given to me till after I was robbed: there were watchmen at the ends of the street, but I did not call out, nor alarm any body, because they threatened to carry me to the dead wall if I did: I went to lord Essex's and shewed the receipt and ring, and I laid there all night.</p>
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<p>I am the beadle of St. George's, Hanover-square: I was sent for to Mr. Coward's, in order to take this man; I found the prosecutrix there; she charged him then with robbing her of an orange-coloured piece of poplin and a half guinea; I searched him and found two guineas, two shillings, and some halfpence, and a woman's pocket upon him; and I think the receipt and the other papers were in the pocket at that time.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I produced the receipt at the justice's, then the other paper was produced.</p>
<p>When was this confession made? - Before he went to the round-house.</p>
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<p>The prisoner was brought to my house upon the 27th of December, about eight or nine o'clock: the chairmen charged him with robbing Mrs. Ship; I said I would send for her, for I have known her for many years: while the man was gone to fetch Mrs. Ship, the prisoner took out a guinea, and offered to leave it in my hands, in lieu of the poplin, and he said he would find the poplin the next day if he could; he offered to leave that guinea if I would set him at liberty: the prosecutrix came immediately; there were then eight or ten people in the room, many of them were strangers to her, she directly pointed out the prisoner: she said Mr. Williams I am glad to see you; the prisoner said he would pay her for the poplin; he asked her what it was worth, and offered her a guinea, he afterwards offered her two guineas, and I believe the poor woman would have taken it if I had not persuaded her, that if she did she might herself be indicted for compounding felony; and she did at the same time mention being robbed of half a guinea; and farther, that he had forced a ring and a paper into her hand.</p>
<p>What character does the prosecutrix bear? - I have lived where I do now fourteen years; I believe she has lived there ten years; her husband is groom to lord Orwell; she takes in washing, she is a very honest, industrious woman. The chairmen mentioned in the prisoner's presence, that he offered them a guinea a piece to let him go when they were upon Hay-hill, and the prisoner did not deny it.</p>
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<p>I am a chairman: my lord Antrim's chairman told me that a woman had been robbed by the people, he believed, that dropped the rings: my partner and I went to seek after them, and we took up the prisoner; as soon as the prosecutrix saw him, she said how do you do Mr. Williams, I am glad to see you, you are the man that robbed me.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. After he asked me if I should know him, he said my name is Williams, I am a carpenter in Mount-street: I called him Williams at the time I came into the room.</p>
<p>BROWN. I was at Mr. Coward's; he offered a guinea, and said he would get the poplin again; I heard him say he kept the Marquis of Granby's Head in Drury-lane: when we were upon Hay-hill, the prisoner said he was a man of property, and if we would go to his house, he would treat us: he desired we would go to a company he had left; we went with him towards the place he had mentioned; then he turned round and wanted to go towards New Bond-street: he acknowledged he was the man, and said it was the first offence he had been guilty of.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoner in Berkeley-square: he said he was a man of property, and kept the Marquis of Granby's Head in Drury-lane; he said he had just left the Coach and Horses in Dover-street, and he would convince us by the company he came out of, that he was not the man; goi ng through Berkeley-square to Dover-street, upon Hay-hill, he turned down towards Grafton-street, and then offered to treat us if we would let him go; we would not: then he owned he was the man; he said this was the first fact, and he offered us a guinea each; indeed he afterwards offered to double it if we would let him go, which we refused: we carried him to Mr. Coward's in Curzon-street, May-fair; he desired we would not expose him, so we carried him into a back parlour; then we sent for Mrs. Ship: there were, I believe, ten people in the room when she came, yet she pitched upon him directly: the prisoner offered to pay two guineas, and to return the poplin next morning: he laid down the two guineas; he had likewise two shillings and some half pence.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Whether the prosecutrix did not say she was decoyed? - She said she was robbed.</p>
<p>Whether she called the prisoner by his name in Coward's parlour? - Yes, and said she was glad to see him, for he had committed the robbery: he confessed the fact, but said it was his first offence.</p>
<p>What description did you received from lord Antrim's people? - Lord Antrim's servants said the ring-droppers were out, or the people that robbed Mrs. Ship; I believe they made use of both expressions.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I beg to ask the prosecutrix whether she did not not wish me a good night? - I did not.</p>
<p>Coming down Curzon-street, about seven o'clock, I saw Mrs. Ship and a man looking at a paper; Mrs. Ship asked me to read the paper; the contents I think were,</p>
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<p>"value 4 l. 4 s. 6 d." Mrs. Ship insisted upon half; I said it is a bill and receipt, and is of no service without you have the property; she said she had it and a green purse it was picked up in; she insisted upon half, the man said he had no money to give her, but if she would go home with him, he would let her have the money; she consented to that, and asked me to go with her, and she would pay me for my trouble; I went into Piccadilly, then he said he had to go to Westminster; I told them I would not go so far, she said she would not let him go without he gave her half; he said he would let her have it tomorrow; she would not agree to that, and said she had a gown and a half guinea, which she would leave with him, and take the ring till then; he agreed to it, and the man went away and wished her a good night; I walked with her half down the street, she asked me where I lived, I told her: I asked her where she lived, she said she would take it as a favour if I would call in the morning, and she would pay me for my trouble; I told her I lived in Mount-street, Piccadilly, and that I was a carpenter.</p>
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<p>The prisoners denied the charge, and each called witnesses who swore to an alibi.</p>
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<p>"Mistress, he will</p>
<p>"murder me, or he has murdered me;" he spoke it so short, I could not distinguish which; I believe they were down about half a minute or more.</p>
<p>Did you know Stubbins? - Extremely well, he was
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<interp inst="t17760109-24-person217" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I did not know who it was then, it was too dark for me to distinguish faces; his coach-house was adjoining to my house. The tallest man was some time before he disentangled himself from the other; when he got loose he ran away, he turned down Bloomsbury-court towards Holborn; the deceased got up and attempted to run after him, he ran about eight or ten yards and then sell, he got up a second time and ran about three or four yards, and fell again; by that time I had alarmed some of the neighbours, and
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<p>- TUTAL sworn.</p>
<p>I live in Southampton-street, Bloomsbury: the back of my house looks right up the yard, where Mr. Pratt's coach-house is; upon hearing the cry of murder I got out of bed and opened the window, when I saw two men scuffling together; the biggest of the men gave the shortest a fall, he kept dragging him further up the yard from my house; they both fell together, and then the man got loose from him and ran away without his hat or wig; he had a hat and wig on when I first saw him; he passed the watchman, who might have stopped him.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>What time of the morning was it? - Before six.</p>
<p>The first thing you heard was the cry of murder? - It was.</p>
<p>Your house is the left side of Southampton-street? - The corner of Silver-street, where the stables are. They were pretty night the wall of my house when I saw them.</p>
<p>At some distance from Mr. Pratt's stables?</p>
<p>Yes, his stables are at the further end; I have stables in the yard.</p>
<p>When you first saw them the biggest man had a hat and wig on? - He had.</p>
<p>And went away without either? - He did.</p>
<p>Did you see the hat and wig fall off? - It was at one of the falls, I cannot say which; I saw the hat first.</p>
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<p>I heard a great alarm of murder on Sunday morning the 15th of October: I opened my window and saw two men scuffling together, but they were at such a distance that I could not distinguish one from the other; I thought they were drunken men, and was going to bed again, but I heard the deceased cry out murder; then I called for the watch, then the person that had murdered him ran away; the deceased got up and ran after him a little way and fell, he got up again and fell just opposite my window; and said</p>
<p>"Oh dear! he has killed</p>
<p>"me; I am a dead man, I am a dead man:" a gentleman called out of Mr. Blinkow's one-pair of stairs window to the watchman to stop the man, but he did not; the man went down Bloomsbury-court; he had no hat or wig on, and his head appeared to me very clean shaved.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>What distance were they from you when you first saw them? - I imagine about ten or fifteen yards.</p>
<p>Was it pretty light? - No, it was not light, it was just beginning to be break of day.</p>
<p>- BLINKOW sworn.</p>
<p>On Sunday morning the 15th of October I was awaked with the cry of watch; I got out of bed and threw up the sash, I sleep in a two-pair of stairs room: I saw the two men scuffling together near Mr. Pratt's stable door, I looked upon it to be a drunken sight, and paid no regard to it; in the scuffle they came nearer to my house, they fell in the middle of the kennel, the deceased fell undermost; the other then disengaged himself from him and ran away, leaving his hat and wig behind him: when I saw him running without his hat and wig, I imagined it was something serious, upon which I called to the watchman, who was coming along the side of Bloomsbury-market, to stop that man, he was then running away; the watchman attempted to cross the way to meet him, upon which he turned short and ran down Bloomsbury-court by my house; then I heard somebody ask the deceased what was the matter, he told them that a man had broke into the stable, that he attempted to secure him, and he believed he was a dead man.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>How near was you to him? - My house is the corner of Bloomsbury-court: the deceased died about eight in the morning: I saw him
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<p>What distance was you when you first saw them? - Mr. Pratt's stable is about fifty or sixty yards.</p>
<p>Did, you see the hat and wig on when first you saw them? - I did not observe then, but I observed he had not a hat and wig on when he went away; when I saw them first it was but just break of day, and at that distance I could but just discern that they were two men, they in the scuffle came ten yards nearer me.</p>
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<p>On the 15th of October, as near as I can guess as to the day, a little before six in the morning, I heard the cry of murder; I threw up the sash of the window and looked out; I saw two men in the kennel together, near Mr. Pratt's coach-house; one of the men cried out murder very much; he said the man had robbed his stables: in the scuffle they both got up together.</p>
<p>How far was it from Mr. Pratt's stables when you saw them first? - Pretty night, as near as I can guess; they had another fall together, and were some time down; the murderer got loose from the man; when he got to the corner of Bloomsbury-court, he turned and looked after the deceased; the deceased had got up and fell down again; I called the watch, and a watchman, who was at the further end of the market, made the best of his way to the court; the watchman got to the end of the court just as the murderer did; the murderer set off down the court, and the watchman gave an alarm with his rattle; I saw nothing of him after he got into the court: I called to a young man that was assisting the deceased, to take up the man's hat and wig, which he had left at the corner of the street; in picking the hat and wig up, he found an instrument which we supposed the murder was committed with. The deceased was carried away on a shutter.</p>
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<p>I was alarmed a little before six o'clock by the cry of watch and murder; I then jumped out of bed, took my coat and ran to the place, where I saw the deceased lying on the ground; I went and asked him what was the matter with him; he made no answer for some minutes, but groaned; he said afterwards,</p>
<p>"am a dead man, I am a dead man, he has</p>
<p>"murdered me, he has murdered me." I laid hold of him, he sprung out of my hands, and run about two or three yards, then he staggered and run his head against the kerb-stone of the pavement; I lifted him up and set him on the pavement, and let him lean his head against my breast; then I asked him how it happened, he said,</p>
<p>"I found a man in my</p>
<p>"master's stable, I went to detect him, and he</p>
<p>"has murdered me."</p>
<p>Did he say what the man was doing in the stable? - He did not: by that time some people were assembled round him, one person unbuttoned his coat and waistcoat, and there we saw the wound he had received; all the belly part of his shirt was full of congealed blood; he lay there some small time, and then they put him on a shutter and carried him into his master's house in Southampton-street.</p>
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<p>On the Sunday morning, the 15th of October, I was waked by my wife (she had been at the window) she told me Mr. Pratt's coachman was murdered; I jumped out of bed and went to the window; I looked to my right-hand and saw the deceased leaning on Holland's breast; I turned my eye to my left-hand and saw Israel Dearing coming up the stable yard; I desired him to take up the two hats and the wig that lay on the ground, and bring them to my door.</p>
<p>Where were they lying? - Against Mr. Pratt's coach-house, as near as I can recollect, one was the deceased's and the other belonged to the person that had murdered him; I examined them both very strictly: I dressed myself and came down immediately, and I went up to the deceased and unbuttoned his coat and waistcoat; his shirt was full of blood, there was likewise a great quantity of blood in his breeches; about three quarters of an inch above his left pap, there was a wound, out of which the blood gushed very much; I went immediately into Great Russel street for Mr. Younge the surgeon, I stayed there ten or eleven minutes till he came down; in the interim they had carried him on a shutter to his master's: Mr. Younge came with me to Mr. Pratt's, we found him on a shutter, he ordered him to be put in a chair, he examined the wound; I asked him if he thought it mortal, he shook
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<p>Do you know who picked up the instrument? - A little boy, who took it up and gave it to the watchman; we don't know who the boy is, here is a person here that saw him pick it up.</p>
<p>One of the Jury. What condition was the instrument in when given to you? - The watchman had wiped it with his coat, but there was a little blood on the tip of it, I put my finger to it and found it blood.</p>
<p>ISRAEL DEERING sworn.</p>
<p>As I was going up Holborn, about ten minutes before six o'clock in the morning of the 15th of November, between Bloomsbury-court and Southampton-street, I heard the cry I thought of murder; I went up Southampton-street, and when I came to the corner of Silver-street, by the gateway, i saw a man runing and he fell, and as I came up the gateway a person at a window desired me to pick up a hat and wig, and the coachman's hat, which were lying on the ground; in about two or three minutes after that I saw a little boy pick up that weapon.</p>
<p>How near to the place was it where the hat and wig were lying? - About five or six yards from the place where I took up the hat and wig; it was near Mr. Pratt's stable door; one of the watchmen took it of the boy: we took the deceased to Mr. Pratt's house, a surgeon came, he probed the wound; but hearing there was a weapon, he ordered it to be got before he could tell which way the wound went; in about ten minutes the weapon was brought, and he looked at it and returned it to somebody; I left my name and departed.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Did you see the boy take up the weapon? - I did.</p>
<p>Did he give it you? - He offered it me; I had the hats and wig, and my stick; I could not take it, and he gave it to a short man, a watchman, who shewed him the weapon close to his face; as he sat in the chair, he said, Hum, hum, we could not tell what he said.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Sutton: I heard a terrible noise, rather before six o'clock, as I lay in the coach-yard over the stable; I slipt my cloaths on and went down into the yard: Mr. Vincent said, Sutton, Mr. Pratt's coachman is murdered; I went up to him directly, and saw him lay on the slag stones, with his coat and waistcoat open, all of a gore of blood, it was running off the slag stones; I said do not let the poor fellow lie here, let us take him up and carry him to the house; we put him on a shutter, and took him to Mr. Pratt's, then I went into Holborn to seek a surgeon; I did not know where one lived; I returned and found Mr. Young there, he probed the wound, and put a bit of plaister on it; he was sat up in a chair, and was shewed the weapon, and asked if that was the thing that stabbed him; he faintly said, Yes; Mr. Younge wrote a letter to the hospital; he was put in a chair, he could not sit still, his agony was so great, reeling about he knocked his head through the glass; after he had broke the glass, he was put into a coach and taken to the hospital; I held a handkerchief all the while to his wound: just as the surgeon at the hospital was coming in at the door of the ward where the coachman was, he expired; I think he had been there about twenty minutes, it was just a quarter before eight as I came out of the door.</p>
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<p>Being ind icted for a felony, and having these things upon my mind, I was willing to let Sir
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<p>Did you see the javelin? - No, I had that information from the prisoner's girl; this is the instrument, but the blade was not bent then, it has been ground since he had it in his possession.</p>
<p>Is there any particular mark upon it? - It sixes upon a stick.</p>
<p>Is there any other particular mark besides its being made to six upon a stick? - It came from our house (we keep an old iron shop) I had a sheath to it at first.</p>
<p>Was you the person that gave it out? - No, my mother, and she is dead: upon the information I gave to Sir
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<p>Is it the prisoner's own hair or a wig that he wears now? - It is false curls; he wore a wig at the time this fact was done; the newspapers said the man who committed the murder had lost his hat and wig, and that the person had white thickset cloaths on; the prisoner wore white thickset cloaths at that time; they were washed almost white by being often cleaned.</p>
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<p>ISRAEL DEERING. This is the hat and wig I picked up.</p>
<p>To HOPKINS. Can you say who that hat and wig belong to? - Both to the prisoner, I am confident of it.</p>
<p>What do you distinguish it by in particular? - The hat is a very coarse hat; he sent it out once when he wanted money to pledge for a shilling; the pawnbroker would not lend a shilling upon it, and it was brought back; I believe the wig to be the same, I am positive the hat is.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Where was you when you gave information to Sir
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<p>when I gave information to Mr. Bond, Sir
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<p>How long had you been there? - I believe near a fortnight.</p>
<p>What was you there for? - I had an evidence against me for a burglary, but I have been acquitted.</p>
<p>Where do you live when you are at home? - I was taken up in Bolton-street, Long-acre.</p>
<p>What business do you follow? - I am an engraver.</p>
<p>You speak to the hat upon account of its being so coarse that a pawnbroker would not lend a shilling upon it? - Yes, there was that black piece round it at that time, but that white cord I cannot positively swear to.</p>
<p>To DEERING. Did you pick up the two hats and the wig yourself? - I did.</p>
<p>What did you do with the other hat? - I carried it to Mr. Pratt's house, and gave it to the servant.</p>
<p>What do you know it by? - The bit of cord that was round it, and the coarseness of the hat and lining; the wig was in the hat.</p>
<p>There was no particular mark upon the hat? - No, I told Mr. Pratt's servant to take particular care of it, and delivered it into his hands.</p>
<p>To VINCENT. Was the hat in your hand? - Yes, the lining of the hat is tore inside, if it is the same.</p>
<p>You say you had the hat in your hand? - I had.</p>
<p>Who delivered it to you? - Deering.</p>
<p>How long had you the hat in your hand? - A short time.</p>
<p>Who did you deliver it again to? - To Deering.</p>
<p>What marks do you swear to? - The lining is unsown or torn.</p>
<p>Is there any thing else that you know it by? - No, only a piece of coarse whipcord, and a piece of coarse thread or tape round it.</p>
<p>Who was the hat delivered to afterwards? - It was carried to Mr. Pratt's house, and delivered into his servant's hands.</p>
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<p>I am a carpenter and undertaker, I buried the deceased: Mr. Pratt's servant delivered the hat and wig to me that morning the man was murdered; I carried it to justice Fielding's,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177601090018"/> and delivered it to the clerk; I marked both the hat and wig at Sir John-Fielding's with an R in ink; I marked the wig upon the red riband. [The witness pointed out the marks to the Court and Jury.]</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>When did you make the mark? - At Sir John Fielding's office, before they were out of my sight.</p>
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<p>I am a barber: upon the fourth or fifth of October the prisoner brought me this wig to make an alteration in it, it was not then deep enough in his neck; I am certain this is the wig he brought to me; I did alter it, and here is the alteration in it now.</p>
<p>Have you shaved the prisoner any time since the alteration of his wig? - Yes, in the course of the week following.</p>
<p>Do you know what day of the week you shaved him? - I believe on Friday in the next week.</p>
<p>Did you shave the hair all off? - No, I left some hair on each temple, and likewise a little in the neck.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Where do you live? - In Craven-street, Soho, or Hog-lane; it is called by both names.</p>
<p>How long have you known the prisoner? - I do not know that I ever saw him before he brought the wig to alter.</p>
<p>Then you have no acquaintance with him? - None at all.</p>
<p>What time of day was it he brought it to you, the fourth or fifth of October? - In the afternoon of one of those days, by day light.</p>
<p>Was it left with you? - It was made longer from the forehead to the neck.</p>
<p>What did the prisoner wear during that time? - His own hair, with curls.</p>
<p>When was the wig fetched back again? - At six in the evening, and then I cut his hair off.</p>
<p>That wig could not be wore with the hair? - With the hair which I left it might: he was very fearful of catching cold, he said, or he would have been shaved then; I did not shave it at first, but cut it off, as we generally do, when people are afraid of catching cold; I cut it pretty close.</p>
<p>You never saw him afterwards? - I have met him several times, from the affair happening, before he was taken up, and have given him the time of the day, but he never made any answer to me.</p>
<p>When was he taken up? - Last Wednesday was a week I believe; I did not hear any thing till Wednesday of it.</p>
<p>Are you certain the prisoner is the man? - I am positive.</p>
<p>- CONYER sworn.</p>
<p>I am a peruke-maker, and live in Newtoner's-street, Holborn: I know the wig to be the prisoner's, I am positive he wore it, I dressed it twice; I took notice, the first time I combed it for him, of a particular riband in the inside, I never saw such a particular thing in a wig before, which made me take the more notice of it; the prisoner took a lodging in the house I lived in, in Newtoner's-street, Holborn, No 8, for his mother and sister to live in; to the best of my remembrance it was the same day this murder happened, but I cannot positively swear to the same day or the Monday afterwards, that a note came to Mrs. Williams his mother; I saw the note, it was desiring her to send him a great coat, a pair of breeches, a hat and a silk handkerchief, which I imagine came from the prisoner: on the Monday or Tuesday night the prisoner came in with a bundle, but what it contained I cannot say.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Do you keep the house? - No, I have only a little shop there.</p>
<p>Who keeps the house? - Mrs. Lilly in Parker's-lane.</p>
<p>You dressed the wig twice? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do you know what days? - No; the first time was about the 8th or 9th of October, I believe, but I cannot speak to a day; he kept rabbits there; he used to come at eight or nine o'clock in the morning, and was there generally most of the day.</p>
<p>As to this note you know nothing of it? - No more than that such a note came.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman, my stand is at the upper end of Queen-street, Seven-dials, on the other side of St. Giles's: I was standing at the end of the street upon the Sunday morning the murder was committed, listening to hear the clock strike six; I saw a man come running up Queen-street very fast without a hat or wig;
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<p>"Watchman, did you see ever a man run up</p>
<p>"this street?" I said, no; I did not, sir, said I, I think you must be a madman to run about the streets at this time of the morning without your hat or wig; it was a cold frosty morning: he said no more to me, but turned the corner into Great St. Andrew's-street, and ran all the way down the street till he came to the bottom; then he cross'd over upon the other side the way in the cross-street; then made a stop, looked round him, and run down the street, and I saw no more of him: I was sent for to Sir
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<interp inst="t17760109-24-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's last Friday; there I received a written order to go to Newgate to look at his person: to the best of my knowledge he is the very person that came running by me without a hat or wig.</p>
<p>How near was you when you met him? - Near enough to touch him.</p>
<p>Was it light enough to discern a man's countenance? - Yes, it was.</p>
<p>What distance is this place where you saw him from Silver-street? - About a quarter of a mile or rather better.</p>
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<p>The prisoner lodged in my house, I never knew but that he always kept good hours: Sir
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<p>Do you know whether that is the wig he wore or not? - I do not know whether he wears his own hair or a wig.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>When did the prisoner come to lodge with you? - To the best of my knowledge about five weeks ago; he behaved very well, and kept good hours for what I know: I drive a hackney coach, therefore I am out at all hours; I was not well, and was at home for three weeks, during that time this man kept good hours, he was at home by nine or ten o'clock at nights.</p>
<p>When was you taken ill? - I cannot tell the day of the month.</p>
<p>When did you recover to be able to go about your business? - It may be about five weeks ago since I went to work again.</p>
<p>A SURGEON sworn.</p>
<p>I am a surgeon belonging to St. Bartholomew's hospital: I examined the deceased Stubbins, he was dead before I saw him; there was a wound in his left breast, which passed between the third and fourth rib, and perforated the upper lobe of the left lungs, and likewise entered the cavity of the heart; there can be no doubt but what that wound was the cause of his death.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I live in King-street, Drury-lane, and am a wool-comber: I have known the prisoner almost three months; he took a room of me for his mother and sister upon the 23d of October.</p>
<p>Do you know any thing of him before that time? - No: my wife had promised him a room before; I never saw him before the 23d of October.</p>
<p>How did he behave? - Very honest and civil; he came backward and forward twice a day to feed his rabbits.</p>
<p>Had he a great quantity of rabbits? - Fourteen breeding does; he bred them and sold them.</p>
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<p>I live in Bloomsbury-market, I am a poulterer.</p>
<p>Have you known the prisoner any time? - Not his name, his person I have known very well for six or eight months; I bought rabbits of him; he appeared to me to be an honest just man.</p>
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<p>I did not come to appear for the prisoner, I only came out of curiosity: I am servant to lord Mansfield: I have known the prisoner eight years; he was second coachman to my lord eight years ago or better; I have not heard any thing to his prejudice; he quitted the service seven years ago, I believe.</p>
<p>Have you known much of him since that time? - Very little; I met him the Saturday before he was taken up, and was asked one another how we did; nothing farther passed.</p>
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<p>[The spoons were produced in Court, and Martin deposed that they were the property of lady Bamfylde.]</p>
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<p>[They were deposed to by Martin.]</p>
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<p>I did not steal the spoons; please to ask the pawnbroker if he will swear I pawned one of them.</p>
<p>MIRTHWAITE. I am not positive to her person, I believe it was her; I am positive to the man.</p>
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<p>I have nothing at all to say.</p>
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<p>I was at a gentleman's house in Hatton-garden; my house is in Tash-street, Gray's-inn-lane; a woman that lodges in the next room came and informed me they were moving: Mrs. Crawford and I went up into the prisoners room, I found the bed and things were taken away; she said the man took it the night before; that he was not her husband; that she did not know where he was, nor where he resorted; that she had not known him above a week: he was taken and brought to justice Girdler's, there he said the things were pawned, but he would not tell where, because he said it would hobble the pawnbroker.</p>
<p>I went out to work; when I came home, I found the door open; the prosecutrix has keys that will open every door in the house.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I have not.</p>
<p>I know nothing about the things.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p>
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<p>I am a constable, I took charge of them.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>I was going to the stationers; I met the prisoner, he asked me to go a little way with him; he went into a passage in Ivy-lane, and bid me stay there a little and he would come to me; he came running with a ham, and bid me take care of it, and went away.</p>
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<p>I bought the shoes in Rosemary-lane.</p>
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<p>The prisoner was my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17760109-29-defend286 t17760109-29-deflabel148"/>: on Monday my lad informed me there had been a man with her all night, upon which I determined to discharge her, which I did in the afternoon; she asked me to look over her box, I just looked over the surface of the things; she returned three times that night; the third time I told her to take all she had, for she should not come into the house again: she came and rang at the door the next morning before I was up; my lad told me she was at the door, I bid him not let her in; that day I had another maid came home, and found a piece of printed muslin in the kitchen drawer; I bid her let it lie, as I thought the prisoner might come again the next morning, which she did; my man informed me she was in the kitchen; I went down and asked her what she wanted, and found the piece of muslin under her arm: I took it from her; it is particularly marked, I can swear to it: she was committed to the Compter; I then went to her lodging and searched her box, and found the other things mentioned in the indictment.</p>
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<p>"confirmed his testimony; and said farther,</p>
<p>"that when the prisoner brought in the</p>
<p>"strange man, he heard her in the kitchen say</p>
<p>"to the man, she was afraid he (the witness)</p>
<p>"should hear what they said, but d - n him if</p>
<p>"he interferes in my business, I will get a pipe</p>
<p>"and melt some lead, and pour it in his ears</p>
<p>"when he is asleep, and then let him tell</p>
<p>"who did the murder."</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner; I went with Mr. Yorke to Poppin's-court and searched her lodging, and found about two yards and a half of muslin.</p>
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<p>I also was at the searching of the prisoner's box; I found about half a yard of muslin in the inside of a petticoat. [They were produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>I bought the muslin and handkerchief at Bristol.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a
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<p>Prisoner. Did not you tell me I did not look like a thief, and you did not think I came with an intent to steal the buckles? - I did say so: I am lame; I said so because I wanted him to go about his business; but he said he came on purpose to rob me, and if I did not prosecute him he would prosecute me.</p>
<p>I did not go with an intent to steal the buckles; it was one o'clock in the day.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a constable: I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner; I searched him, but found nothing upon him; I pressed him to tell what was done with some riband that was taken off an empty block we saw in the window, he said he had thrown it down on the cellar stairs.</p>
<p>The prisoner in his defence denied the charge.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>"parcel he had shewn the prisoners."</p>
<p>The prisoners in their defence denied the charge, but did not call any witnesses.</p>
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<p>I am
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<p>I am not guilty of it indeed; I hope you will forgive me; I picked it up.</p>
<p>Are you sure you put it into your pocket? - To the best of my knowledge I did; I will not be positive.</p>
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<p>I am servant to the prosecutor, who is a
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<p>I saw the brass in the prisoner's hand.</p>
<p>[ The brass was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>I went for my wages; I might take up the weight, but I did not carry it out of the premises.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He had not been at work that day; I did not now that he was in the house; I owed him five days wages.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a
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<p>About eleven at night the prisoner was brought to me upon suspicion of having robbed a man of a watch; I took charge of him, and he was searched, and the seals and part of the chain were found in his waistcoat pocket; they have been in my custody ever since.</p>
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<p>I was up in the room when the man came, and I was with the watchman when he took the prisoner; when he came to the watch-house, I saw him throw the watch into the corner, I carried it to the watch-house: the constable asked the prosecutor the name and number of the watch, and he told him; he asked him if there were any seals to it; he said, Yes: the prisoner was searched, and they were found in his pocket.</p>
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<p>I was present at the taking the prisoner; I did not see him throw any thing away; the watch was given me by a young man: when he came to the watch-house, the constable asked if there were any seals to the watch; he said, Yes; I searched him, and found the seals in his pocket.</p>
<p>My lord, I was in the room; I went with a friend to take a public-house; he called at this house, and bid me call upon him; when I came in they were tossing-up for gin and twopenny:
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<p>I keep a cloaths shop: the prisoner is a gentleman's servant; he lodged at my house two years; he was out of place; I know nothing of his circumstances, but he is a just honest man; I have trusted him in my shop, and I would trust him if he was acquitted to night: I never saw him in liquor but that time.</p>
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<p>I trade in the watch-way: I have known the prisoner two or three years; I never heard any thing to the contrary, but that he was an honest man.</p>
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<p>I nurse lying-in ladies: I lodge in the same house with the prisoner; I have known him two years; he was just and honest in every respect: he lived a twelvemonth with 'Squire Madan, in Newport-street.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner two years; he is a very honest man: I never heard any thing amiss of him.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>I am a weaver; I have two apprentices. Upon Lord Mayor's day one of the apprentices went to see the show without asking leave; the youngest asked leave: the youngest came home at ten at night, the eldest at eleven; I fastened the doors and went to bed; I found the cellar door open next morning, and the apprentice told me all the work was gone; I found it so; I said, this must be done by you, or somebody you have instructed to do it: I went to look at my own work, and found it had been cut likewise: I told my brother what had happened, and then I went by his advice, and told Mr. Berry, my master; they examined the work, and found it had been cut out by somebody who understood it, and we suspected the apprentice: he was carried before a justice; he denied the fact: then we searched for one Wilkinson, but could not find him; the apprentice was soon after discharged: a fortnight after that, a person came and said, he would inform me about my work. Sir
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<interp inst="t17760109-37-person348" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to sell; King sold only a part of it; and afterwards they delivered the rest to him, and King sold it; since that time the property has been found: the confession of the prisoner was not reduced into writing.</p>
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<p>I am a taylor. On the 10th of November the prisoner brought me three pieces of velvet, and told me to make him a pair of breeches of one of the pieces; there was but a little of it, and I said, I believed, as he was a little man, I could do it: I asked him how he got them, as they were of three different colours. He said he had them of an acquaintance for a guinea; I said they were well worth it: then he asked me if I could help him to a customer for the other two pieces; I recommended him to one
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