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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177602210001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the COUNTY of MIDDLESEX; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 21st of February 1776, and the following Days;
<p>Being the THIRD SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble
<persName id="f17760221-1-person1"> JOHN SAWBRIDGE
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<persName id="f17760221-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>REVISED AND PUBLISHED BY
<persName id="f17760221-1-person3"> JOHN GLYNN
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<interp inst="f17760221-1-person3" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , SERJEANT AT LAW, AND RECORDER OF LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER III. PART I.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>PRINTED BY
<persName id="f17760221-1-person4"> WILLIAM RICHARDSON
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<persName id="f17760221-1-person5"> CHARLES DILLY
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<p>[PRICE SIX PENCE.]</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177602210002"/>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>
<p>RIX.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177602210003"/>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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<interp inst="f17760221-1-person8" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knight, one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; the Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>1st Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>2d Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>I am driver of the Chertsey waggon. On Thursday the 4th of January, I took in a large hair trunk at Mrs. Walker's at Felton-hill; I received it from her gardener, one
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<p>I am housekeeper to Mrs. Walker: there were some cloaths of my own, and likewise many others of the family had goods put into this trunk; part of the goods have been since recovered.</p>
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<p>I am gardener to Mrs. Walker: I corded the trunk and put the direction upon it; they were for Mrs. Gardner, at the Earl of Loudoun's, Whitehall; I delivered this trunk to
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<p>I keep a cloaths shop in Field-lane, Holborn-bridge. Some days before twelfth-day, I believe it was on Saturday, but I am not certain as to one day more than another, the prisoner and another man brought some things to me to sell at about six o'clock at night; I knew the other person, his name is
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<p>These goods produced (looking at them) are part of the goods that were in the trunk; they belong part of them to my mistress, part of them to
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<p>Whether the prisoner had any of the money? - The prisoner and Jones had the money between them: the prisoner brought some of the things in a bag, and Jones brought the rest in a handkerchief. I gave 1 l. 13 s. for the whole; I should have thought them worth five or six pounds; I took the judgment of my wife; she said 1 l. 13 s. was enough. I said to Jones, what the duce have you been about? I heard he kept a girl; I thought these might be some of her things: he said no, I had them on the mace; this I understood to be, that he got them upon credit, in what is called the swindling way. The application to me by Dignam, who attends the justices, was not till about three weeks after they brought the goods.</p>
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<p>I am servant to the governor of Clerkenwell Bridewell; I attend the rotation office in Litchfield-street; I apprehended the prisoner upon another charge. I heard that there were goods at Stanley's, I went there and took the Daily Advertiser with me, in which these goods were advertised; I asked him if he had any of them? he without hesitation immediately produced them: I asked him if he could recollect from whom he bought them? he said, he bought them of two persons in company, one of them was
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>Jones found these goods; I know nothing at all of them myself: I went with Jones to this Stanley's; they were pawned upon Jones's account; I had no part of the money: it was a mere accidental business my falling into the company of Jones; he told me that he found this parcel of goods in Smithfield.</p>
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<p>Was it possible for them to fall out? - No, it was not.</p>
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<p>"SIR,</p>
<p>"I am sorry to find a gentleman like you</p>
<p>"would be guilty of taking
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<p>"guineas; but it will not be forgot by one</p>
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<p>"cause: this you may depend upon, whereever</p>
<p>"I meet you, I will lay my life for</p>
<p>"him in this cause; I follow the road</p>
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<p>"receiving a letter from
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<p>"come to town. I remain a true friend</p>
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<p>"J. W."</p>
<p>against the peace of our said lord the king, his crown and dignity, and also against the form of the statute in that case made and provided.</p>
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<p>I live in Davis-street, at the corner of Mount-street, Berkley-square. Upon Saturday, the 10th of this month, I received this letter which I have in my hand by the penny post; I was alone when I read the letter, and was a little alarmed at the contents of it: I began to consider within myself what would be the most likely method of tracing it to its author; I went to the general receiving house for penny post letters in Conventry-street; from the marks upon the back of the letter, the clerk told me the letter came to them from the office in Throgmorton-street; that to Throgmorton-street it had been sent from a receiving house in Newgate-street, Mr.
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<interp inst="t17760221-4-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's for advice, Sir John was gone to his house at Brompton: I went immediately to Brompton, and communicated the letter to him; he said he wished before I had come to him, I had gone to Mr. White's to discover the author, for the discovery in a great measure depended upon that person's remembering who put it in the post; I went immediately to Mr. White's, who is a hatter in Newgate-street; I asked Mr. White if this letter had ever been in his office, he said this P. White, that is upon it, was his mark, that the letter had gone from his office that morning, which was the same day, Saturday; Mr. White called a person out of his shop, who is here, and asked him if he remembered any thing of this letter, the person said he did remember that he took it in on the preceding evening from an elderly woman that, he believed, went of errands for the prisoners in Newgate: I then went and enquired of Mr. Akerman if there was any woman attended the gaol that answered the description, he said there was; he sent one of his people to seek for her, but they were not able to find her that evening; Mr. Akerman told me if I would come the next morning he would certainly find the woman; I went the next morning to Mr. Akerman, and the woman was produced; she told me she went of errands for Girdwood, and that she did carry a letter directed to a gentleman, whose name she had forgot; but that it was directed to Davis-street, the corner of Mount-street, Berkeley-square, and that it was written in a secretary hand, as she called it: I went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17760221-4-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, where she confirmed upon oath what she had before said: I produced the letter, she there swore it to be the letter she received from the hand of Mr. Girdwood, and that she put into Mr. White's penny post house in Newgate-street; she said this writing at the back of the letter was not there when she put it into the post, which is the directions I got wrote at the post office: I have received a letter since from the prisoner signed with his name: his mother came to me, I suppose upon the detainer coming down, and talked upon the subject, and desired to see the letter, I thought it very improper to shew it her: a gentleman was with me last night to interceed for him.</p>
<p>
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<p>I get my bread by going of errands for the prisoners in Newgate: I carried a letter from Mr. Girdwood the prisoner to Mr. White's in Newgate-street.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177602210007"/>Should you know the letter again if you saw it? - I have seen it, and by the direction it is the same that I carried.</p>
<p>Can you read? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you take particular notice of this letter? - I took notice that it was a very odd hand, a sort of secretary.</p>
<p>What do you mean by secretary? - It was a remarkable hand, not a common hand writing.</p>
<p>Was it sealed or wafered? - I cannot particularly say, it was fastened up, but whether sealed or wafered I cannot say.</p>
<p>What time of day did the prisoner give you the letter? - About seven at night.</p>
<p>Where did he give it you? - Up at the gate.</p>
<p>Was any body with him? - There were other prisoners about.</p>
<p>Did he give you any particular directions with it? - He ordered me to put it into the penny post as soon as possible.</p>
<p>Did he give you a penny with it? - No, I was to go to one of the turnkeys for a penny to put it in, which I did: I carried it immediately to the office.</p>
<p>Who did you deliver it to at Mr. White's? - I delivered it there, but I cannot say to whom.</p>
<p>Did you go back and tell him you had put it in? - No, I did not go back that night.</p>
<p>When did you hear of this again? - Not till Sunday morning: I was sent for to Mr. Akerman's (looks at the letter) by the direction that is the same, I saw no more than the direction.</p>
<p>Have you any doubt about its being the letter? - By the direction it is the same; I cannot say any farther, there is some writing at the back that was not upon it at that time.</p>
<p>One of the Jury. What night did you put the letter into the post? - Friday night.</p>
<p>Jury. Where did you look at it so particularly, to know the hand writing of the direction? - Where I went for the penny to the turnkey, I looked at it.</p>
<p>[The letter was read in Court, and exactly corresponded with the letter as set forth in the indictment.]</p>
<p>
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<p>My master, Mr.
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<interp inst="t17760221-4-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , keeps a penny post office in Newgate-street: upon Friday, February the 9th, the last witness, a little after seven o'clock, brought a letter to our house; I believe this letter to be the same, I am pretty certain it is, I looked at the directions; I observed it was a comical sort of hand-writing, and I looked at the woman: I put it into the box.</p>
<p>Did you know the woman? - Yes, by frequently coming with letters to the shop: upon Saturday evening Mr. Edridge called at our house, and desired to know of my master if he could tell who put this letter in, my master called me, and asked me if I could recollect who put that letter in; I said I recollected it was put in by the woman who comes with letters from Newgate: I am clear this is the letter; I don't recollect that ever I saw such a hand.</p>
<p>Did you ask the woman any questions when she brought it? - None at all.</p>
<p>Did you mark the letters yourself that night? - I believe I did not.</p>
<p>Are they not marked before they go from your office? - Yes.</p>
<p>When did that letter go from your office? - Upon Saturday morning.</p>
<p>Prisoner to Robinson. Can you read the directions of that letter? - I can make out some of it.</p>
<p>Court. Can you read it now? - I cannot make out the name, nor I could not then; but I can make out Davis-street, the corner of Mount-street, Berkeley-square.</p>
<p>Jury. Whether you received any letter from any body else, or put any letter into the post that night from any other person? - No, I am very sure I did not.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>At the time this letter was received, I was lying in Newgate for transportation for fourteen years, from my former sentence: I gave that woman three or four different letters to carry out for me.</p>
<p>Court to Robinson. Had you seen this prisoner several times before? - I frequently went on errands for the prisoner.</p>
<p>Did you read the direction by a candle at the turnkey's? - I did.</p>
<p>There was no candle where you saw the prisoner? - No, only a lamp.</p>
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<p>Can you be positive about receiving the letter from the prisoner himself? - I received it from his own hand.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>See the Trial of
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<p>Did you and the prisoner come out together? - He walked on the other side of me with other people: as I was crossing the way he said, Sir, would not you choose something to drink after the heat of the house; I replied that it was my intention, and immediately I walked into a public house just straight before me in Bow-street, I cannot say exactly the house, I was never in it before; the prisoner came in directly after me, I called for a pint of porter, I drank what I chose of it, and asked him if he would take the rest; he said, Thank you, Sir, your good health, Sir; when he had drank the beer he set the pot down upon the table, and turned himself round to me with a kind of grin, and asked me,</p>
<p>"What I meant by the liberties I took with</p>
<p>"his person when we were in the playhouse?" I answered I knew of none; he replied,</p>
<p>"D - n</p>
<p>"you, Sir, but you did, and there were persons,</p>
<p>"reputable merchants, in the house, will</p>
<p>"take their oath of it:" alarmed at this, I replied I did not understand what he meant, and rose up in haste, called for the waiter, paid for the porter, and then hastened into the street: the prisoner came out directly after me, and at about eight yards distance from the public house halloo'd out.</p>
<p>How long had you been in the public house? - Ten minutes perhaps.</p>
<p>The prisoner came out immediately after you? - Yes.</p>
<p>By that time were the croud from the playhouse dispersed? - The people were not all come out of the playhouse, there was a great crowd coming down the street; he halloo'd out,</p>
<p>"D - n you, Sir, stop, I'll raise a mob about</p>
<p>"you if you offer to run;" he immediately came up to me and seized my arm, and said,</p>
<p>"D - n it, Sir, this affront is not to be put</p>
<p>"up with, such an insult is not to be borne,</p>
<p>"you have offered me an indignity, and nothing</p>
<p>"can make me satisfaction:" in my fright I asked him what he wanted; what would you have me do, was another of my expressions: Do, the prisoner said,</p>
<p>"why you</p>
<p>"must make me a present;</p>
<p>"a present of what I replied? he answered,</p>
<p>"Come, what money</p>
<p>"have you got about you, how much can you</p>
<p>"give me?" I said I had but little money about me.</p>
<p>At this time had he hold of you by the
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<p>How much silver do you think there was? - About twelve shillings, as near as I can guess: he said,</p>
<p>"Is this all you have?" I said it is all indeed; he said,</p>
<p>"D - n it, Sir, this</p>
<p>"is not enough, I must have a farther sum:" I then attempted to leave him, but he kept hold of my arm and made me stand still, which put me in much fear; I was fearful he had a design of mischief upon my person, but soon after I walked on and he walked with me, still holding me by the arm.</p>
<p>Were the crowd there when all this passed between you? - The crowd were going by when he said he would raise a mob about me; I believe there was no crowd when he took the money; I walked across Russel-street down Bridges-street, he had me by the arm the whole time; he said on entering that street,</p>
<p>"I believe I know you, Sir, you live twenty</p>
<p>"miles from town; I replied I was sure he did not know me, as I never saw him before; advancing nearer to the Strand, he said to me,</p>
<p>"Come down to the bottom of this street, Sir,</p>
<p>"I have some friends at a coffee-house there,</p>
<p>"and we will go and settle this affair." I told him I should not go near his friends nor with him, as I knew nothing of them nor him: I turned back and came through Vinegar-yard.</p>
<p>Did he then let you go or keep hold of you? - I twisted out of his arm on turning back, and came through Vinegar-yard: he followed me, and in about ten or twenty yards, he took hold of me again in the way for Great Queen-street: as we were going down Queen-street, he asked me,</p>
<p>"If I would meet</p>
<p>"him at a coffee-house," I can't recollect the name of it, near Temple-bar; I replied I should not come to him or any of his friends; he said</p>
<p>"D - n it, Sir; if you are not ashamed of</p>
<p>"any thing you have done, you need not be</p>
<p>"afraid of meeting any man:" I answered, I was not ashamed to face any man, but would not meet people I knew nothing of: he asked me just afterwards where I lived, and what was my name, which I refused to tell him; then he said,</p>
<p>"He would see me to my lodgings," and he asked me</p>
<p>"what time I should be out</p>
<p>"in the morning:" I replied, it was uncertain, perhaps it might nine o'clock; he said,</p>
<p>"Very well, I shall see you." Nothing more material passed, but being late I hastened to my lodging; he went with me to the door: it was then near twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>Court. In all this time did you ever call out to any body to help you to get from him? - I was in such terror I had not power.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown. The threat, as I understand, was that he would raise a mob on account of indecencies? - Yes.</p>
<p>Your terror was for fear of being charged with an unnatural crime? - It was.</p>
<p>And you was afraid any body should hear what passed, as it would touch your character? - I was.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>All the transaction of his laying hold of you, and your giving him the money, was in Bow-street? - Yes.</p>
<p>How long might you be in Bow-street? - About ten minutes.</p>
<p>People were passing and repassing the whole time you was there? - People were passing; I cannot say I observed, the whole time I was so much frightened.</p>
<p>Did you at the time this happened, look upon it to be a robbery? - I looked upon it as money forced from me.</p>
<p>You went to Sir
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<p>There are other indictments against the prisoner, I believe? - Yes, for an assault and conspiracy.</p>
<p>They are for the same fact? - Yes.</p>
<p>The next day he came to you? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you take him up for the robbery then? - No, I had not recovered strength of mind to think of it.</p>
<p>Where is your lodging? - In Chancery-lane.</p>
<p>From the time he took hold of you, till you got to your lodging, you did not call out to any body? - I don't remember any body passing us after we came into Queen street.</p>
<p>How came you to remember so particularly the expressions made use of? - They made a very strong impression upon my mind.</p>
<p>
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<p>The reason why you gave him the money, was on account of this accusation? - It was.</p>
<p>He did not use violence? - Only the threats.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown. You understood what he alluded to was a charge of S - y? - I do.</p>
<p>When he so threatened you, was you so frightened as to consider yourself in his power? - I did, I should have given him any thing I had to have got rid of the accusation.</p>
<p>Did he, give you any intimation of such an imputation before you went into the public-house? - He did not.</p>
<p>Did you say any thing to him before the porter came? - Not a word; as soon as he put the pot down, he turned to me in the manner I mentioned.</p>
<p>Was there any body in the room at that time? - I believe there were two people in a box at a distance.</p>
<p>Did he when he spoke this to you in the house, speak loud enough to be heard by the people at a distance? - No, he did not speak loud enough for them to hear.</p>
<p>Court. Did you, upon your oath, offer any indecencies to him in the playhouse? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>Court to Prosecutor. Did you give this money against your own consent? - Undoubtedly.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was at the playhouse near six months ago, the prosecutor came and sat by my side, and asked me how I liked the entertainment, which was the Padlock; when I came down stairs he followed me and tap'd me on the shoulder and asked me if I would go and drink? I said I was very agreeable; we went to a public house in Bow-street, directly over the way; we staid there about three quarters of an hour; he called for the waiter and paid for the porter; I offered to pay for it, but as he asked me in, he said I should not pay for it; coming out he asked me my way home: I said I was going to Chancery-lane; he said he was glad of it, because he was going that way and would accompany me: as we were going along that part of Lincoln's-inn-fields next Holborn, he behaved very rude to me, and wanted to kiss me; I pushed him from me, and asked him what he wanted? he said he did not mean to affront me: we had not gone many yards farther before he wanted to force his hands into my breeches; I called out watch several times; he had then ran away, but hearing me repeat the call so often he was afraid he would be stopped, so he stopped and said, he was very sorry he had offered the thing to me that he did, and said, if it would be any satisfaction he would go on his knees to beg my pardon; he told me he was a gentleman living hard by, and begged I would not hurt him; that I should see where he lived, and begged I would see him home to his lodging, which he said was not far off, and if I would be so obliging to call in the morning, he would make me a present for the affront he had given me. I being poor, and not having wherewith to prosecute this man, if I had taken him up, I went to a friend and told him the affair, and asked him what I should do; he desired me as the gentleman had told me to call in such a time to go, and that he would go with me; we went at the time, which was between nine and ten o'clock, and Mr. Newman was ready to meet me below stairs; he called us into a back room, and bid me and my friend sit down; we had not spoke any thing at all then, but he went to a person in the shop and spoke to him; he came back into the back room from the shop, and said, he wished us to go along with him into the city; we went into the city, and just going up Ludgate-hill, he begged of me and my acquaintance to go to the London Coffeehouse, and that he would wait upon us in about a quarter of an hour's time or a few minutes; we went and he came there in about a quarter of an hour's time with a bit of paper and some money, as it proved afterwards, inclosed in it; he laid hold of my hand and put it in my hand, and at the same time told me, that was in token of my shewing him the friendship the night before, in not exposing him as I should have done; he gave me a 10 l. bank note, and the rest in money, to the amount of 40 l. I did not ask a farthing of him; we staid about half an hour after drinking a dish of coffee; as we were coming out he said to me, if I may rely upon your conduct, if you are in any necessity you shall never want; this was the day after
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177602210011"/> the affair; so we parted; I know no more of the three guineas than the child unborn; he endeavoured to suck my blood like a vulture. I know nothing about it; the man that went with me is gone into the country; his name is Hopkins.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. What day was the prisoner taken up? - On the 5th of January.</p>
<p>You saw him the next day after the affair happened? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was there any one with him the next day or with you? - There was nobody with me, there was a man with him I did not know.</p>
<p>How came you not to take him up then? - I did not know how to act; I should have taken him afterwards when he came to my house, but I did not think I had proper authority.</p>
<p>When did he come to your house? - On the 18th of November.</p>
<p>Before that, had you told the story to any body? - I had intrusted a friend with it; upon the 18th of November, I got the prisoner's name, he wrote it down on a piece of paper, and I went to Sir
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<p>Counsel for the Prisoner. Would you have applied to any body if he had not come a second time for money upon the 18th of November? - I always had an intention to take him the first time I saw him, after I knew I had power so to do.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Crown. Had you any idea it was a felony? - I did not understand it.</p>
<p>What did he write down on the 18th November? - Hill Jones, Cateaton-street. I made enquiry there, but could hear nothing of him.</p>
<p>FOR THE PRISONER.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner three years, his name is
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<p>I keep a public house. I have known the prisoner ever since he was a child; I never heard any bad character of him in my life; he is a shoemaker; I cannot tell whether he has been in any business lately.</p>
<p>FOR THE PROSECUTOR.</p>
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<p>I belong to the excise. I have known the prosecutor ever since he was two years old; I never heard any imputation of t he kind upon him; I have frequently slept in bed with him. I have been in his house months together; I believe there is not living a man of a better character.</p>
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<p>I have known the prosecutor twenty years intimately. I never suspected, nor can suspect such an imputation; he has the best moral character I ever knew in my life; I never heard him speak an immoral word, much less do an immoral thing.</p>
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<p>It appeared upon that trial, that
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<p>I know nothing of the matter, only prove the property.</p>
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<p>Upon the 9th of November, coming over the bridge, I saw the prosecutor and his brother; the prosecutor's brother had his coat buttoned; the prisoner walked up to the brother, and seemed to sever his pocket from his great coat, then I saw him bend as if he put his hand into his pocket; afterwards the prisoner was searched, upon the charge of having taken a neckcloth, we found that neckcloth upon him, and delivered it to
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<p>I lent a neckcloth to my brother that day; I cannot swear that this is the neck-cloth.</p>
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<p>I am certain I had the neckcloth between ten and eleven o'clock, soon after that I missed it; it was produced by the constable.</p>
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<p>I found the neckcloth.</p>
<p>The prisoner called six witnesses, who gave him a very good character.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Crofton: upon Monday the 5th of February I saw the cloaks in the window; the next morning a gentlewoman came and desired to look at one of the cloaks she had bid money for the day before; I looked in the window for them and they were gone; my master sent me to enquire if I could hear any thing of them at the pawnbrokers; I found one of the cloaks at Mr. Cordy's in Brook-street, and the other at Mr. Humphrey's in West-street, Seven-dials.</p>
<p>[They were produced in Court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker in Brook-street: I took this cloak in pledge of the prisoner on the 5th of February at night; I lent her a guinea upon it; I asked her if it was her own; she said it was, that she had it made up, and it cost her three guineas: upon the 6th of February Murthwaite came to enquire if I had taken in such a cloak; I shewed it to him; he said it was one they had lost; I told him I took it of a woman I had seen in their shop.</p>
<p>MURTHWAITE again. She was in the shop on the Monday two or three times after the gentlewoman had looked at the cloaks.</p>
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<p>I live with Mr. Humphreys in West-street; the prisoner had been at our shop several times before; she pledged this cloak with me, which was on the 5th of February between seven and eight in the evening.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I did not take the cloaks, I was not in the shop on Monday till night.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I heard the prisoner confess he had robbed his mistress of the things; he said he had sold the blanket and quilt in Monmouth-street: I went with him to Monmouth-street, but he pretended he could not find the shop.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I told him if I could get my things again, I would not hurt him; but I never got them.</p>
<p>[A stock and razor, found upon the prisoner, were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I took some of them, not all.</p>
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<p>Did you undress yourself when you went into bed? - Yes, I put my shoes by the bedside,
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: upon the 23d of January I took in pawn these shoe buckles of
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<p>To the Prosecutor. Whether you was not too drunk to be able to know the woman's face again? - I do perfectly well know the woman's face.</p>
<p>Whether you was sober enough to be sure you had these things when you went into the room? - Yes.</p>
<p>Had you any money in your pocket? - I had some trifle of money, but not much; I had but one halfpenny in the morning, and I that I found on the bed.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker; I have a coat here Sampson brought me on the 23d of January; I lent her six shillings upon it.</p>
<p>[It was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: I have a pair of knee buckles that were brought to me by Langham on the 23d of January; the other prisoner was with her.</p>
<p>[They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>LANGHAM's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I met the prosecutor at the Swan, St. James's; we drank together and he went home with me to my lodging; he had no money and gave me these things to pawn one after another to raise money; and he staid in the house till near three o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>SAMPSON's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I went into the room to light my candle between seven and eight in the morning; the prosecutor and Langham were in bed together; she asked me to pawn this coat, he spoke very good English, as I could understand him; he asked her if she could trust me, she said, Yes; and he gave me the coat, and I brought him six shillings on it; I put the money into his hand, and he sent for a pot of brandy hot; I drank and went away; I saw no more of him till he took me up.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>224.
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<p>On the 9th of this month, about a quarter before two in the afternoon, the prisoner came to my house to look at a lodging; my wife desired she would walk into a little room even with the shop; I was down in the cellar chopping wood, I came up to her; she was sitting in the little room; I saw the watch hanging there; my wife was serving in the shop at that time; she was there about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour; I missed my watch in about five minutes after the prisoner was gone: she agreed for the room, and desired me to go for her character to the Ship and Baker, a public house in the Borough, which she said her sister kept: I ran to the Ship and Baker, but they did not know any thing of her. She had been before to see the lodging and a man with her: I recollected that the man said he lived at No 2. Windmill-street; I went there; I enquired at the Black Bull, and found the prisoner had lived servant there; I got a direction to a public house in Bear-street, Leicester-fields, where I found the prisoner; I charged her with taking the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177602210016"/> watch, she denied it; I afterwards found the watch at one Wood's, a pawnbroker, at the corner of George-court, Princes-street.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner pawned a watch with me on the 9th of February, between the hours of one and four in the afternoon, in the name of Mr. Murray; she said it was her husband's property: I lent her a guinea upon it.</p>
<p>[The watch was produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I had been several times to the prosecutor's about the lodging; he said he could not get the people out that had it; but when he got them out I should have the room: while we were in the little room he wanted to lye with me; he said he had no money, and gave me the watch, and bid me keep it till he came and brought me some money; he never came, and so I pawned it.</p>
<p>SMITH. No such thing passed: we were in a little room adjoining to the shop; my wife was in the shop all the time and the door was open.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness, who gave her a very good character.</p>
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<p>225.
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<p>I lost two pint pots on the 21st of January. I saw them taken from the prisoner at the
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<p>I lodge up two pair of stairs in Leather-lane. I had been out last Sunday morning was a month; when I returned, I met the prisoner coming down stairs; when I got up stairs I missed the pots, which I had put on the outside of the door before I went out: I asked my wife if the people had been for the pots? she said, No: I immediately suspected the prisoner; I followed him, and brought him to the
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<p>I am a constable: I have had the pots ever since. [They were produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I went to seek a person who owed me some money, and as I was coming down stairs, seeing the pots stand there, distress of a singular nature induced me to take them.</p>
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<p>Here are four pints and one quart pot my property: I lost them upon the 21st of January about nine in the morning; I had them the evening before.</p>
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<p>I found these pots upon the prisoner, two in his pockets, two under his coat, and one in a bag.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17760221-18-off96 t17760221-18-crimeloc91"/>, going from London to my lodging at Paddington: about twenty yards from the bason, a man came up and asked me what o'clock it was; I told him I did not know, upon which two more laid hold of me, and told me they would make me know, and blinded me immediately; one of them put his hands over my eyes, and told me if I offered to move, I was a dead man, upon which they took my coat off my back, and my silver knee-buckles out of my knees; they searched for my shoe-buckles, but found I had boots on: one of them desired them to give me my coat, but another of them swore, no, by G - d, they would have it; then they took from me a silver watch gilt, and about four or five shillings in money; then they turned me round, and said, if I offered to look, or move, I was a dead man; so I thought it best to stand as they ordered me: the next day I went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17760221-18-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, and acquainted him how I was robbed; Sir John sent for me last week, and informed me my watch was found, and that three soldiers were taken up; I went to Sir
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<p>Was it light or dark, when you was robbed? - Dark: they were tall men that robbed me; but I was taken so suddenly, that I cannot swear to them; I believe they had blue great coats on.</p>
<p>Have you got any thing again besides your watch? - Yes, my coat.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker in the Broad-way, Westminster; this watch (producing it) was pledged with me on the 8th of January, about eight at night; it was brought by a man who said his name was
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<interp inst="t17760221-18-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and that he kept a snuff-shop in High-street, Mary-le-bone; I never saw him before; I think to the best of my recollection, the prisoner Langar is the man; he was not dressed in regimentals, I had no apprehension of his being a soldier; I think he had a brown coat and a light surtout over it; he asked me three guineas upon the watch, I said I would lend him two; he gave a good account of himself.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my watch, it was made on purpose for me.</p>
<p>Do you know how they were dressed? - I cannot positively say, I believe in brown cloaths; they had slouched hats on.</p>
<p>
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<p>I live with Mr. Johnson; a pawnbroker in the Broad-way, Westminster. On Monday the 8th of January, between seven and eight at night, a man brought a watch and asked three guineas upon it; I asked him whether it was gilt or metal; he said it was silver gilt; I offered him a guinea and half on it; he would not take it; I went for my master, and he lent him two guineas on it; I really believe Langar is the man, but I cannot be positive: he had brown cloaths on and a light great coat.</p>
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<p>I am a bricklayer; I was concerned with the prisoner in robbing Mr. Boulton; it was on Monday night the 8th of January, about six o'clock; as near as I can remember, it was near the bason in Hyde Park we met him, as we were coming from Grosvenor-gate; I went up to him and asked him what o'clock it was, I took hold of him, and the two prisoners came up and took his watch and his money as I held him.</p>
<p>Was that all you took? - No, we took his coat; I cannot remember much about the buckles: after we had taken his coat and watch and money, we desired him to go about his business; then we returned again towards Hyde Park corner; I pawned the coat at the corner of Derby-court, Jermyn-street, for five shillings, and Langar pawned the watch at Mr. Johnson's in the Broad-way, Westminster; I stood at the door while he pawned it; from Hyde Park we went down Piccadilly, Langar went to try to get the watch off; I met with him again at Charing-cross. Dickinson crossed the way to speak to somebody, we missed him and went and pawned the watch, and then we all met at the Bull-head in Peter's-street, Westminster; we had about seventeen shillings each.</p>
<p>How was Langar dressed? - He had on a brown close-bodied coat, a plain hat, white
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<p>LANGAR's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know myself not guilty of the fact.</p>
<p>DICKINSON's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say.</p>
<p>FOR THE PRISONERS.</p>
<p>BENJAMINE COKER sworn.</p>
<p>I am serjeant in Colonel
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<p>I have known Langar about seven years; I always apprehended him to be a sober honest man; he served me with tobacco, he has taken many pounds of my money; he has not served me this three or four months; I never heard an oath come out of his mouth, nor ever saw him fuddled.</p>
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<p>I have known Langar about three years; I look upon him to be a sober, honest, worthy, well-meaning man as ever I was acquainted with in my life.</p>
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<p>I have known Langar about a year and half; I always heard he had the character of a very honest man.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice GOULD.</p> </div1>
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<p>Is such a great coat usual among the guards? - They could not afford it in general, except they are some other business, besides that of a soldier.</p>
<p>From Kerrison. Please to ask the serjeant as to my character? - He behaves well as a soldier; but I beg not to say any thing as to his private character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILLES.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker, and live facing St. Ann's church Soho. Upon the 10th of January, between seven and eight in the evening, a tall man, but I took no particular notice either of his person or of his dress, pawned this watch with me, it is a very old one: I lent him half a guinea upon it; there was a chain and a key to it, but there was no seal.</p>
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<p>Upon the 9th of February in the morning, I apprehended the prisoner; he was in bed in a room with a woman; in a drawer in that room I found this seal (producing it). I asked the prisoner, if the seal was his? he said he knew nothing at all about it; but in the same drawer there were some regimental cloaths, and these the prisoner owned to be his: I have had the seal ever since.</p>
<p>CLARK again. This is my watch and my seal. I had taken an impression of the seal four or five months before I was robbed. When Heley shewed me the seal, I said I believed it was mine, and told Heley I had an impression which I had taken from the seal, and that is the same produced. [The seal and impression were produced in court.]</p>
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<p>HELEY. Cousins and the prisoner both lodged in the same house.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I see they are determined to swear my life away, I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILLES.</p> </div1>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I took the pot to give to the servant, to give me some water to put to the gin I had called for.</p>
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>How came the prisoner in your company, if you did not know him? - He pushed himself into our company; I never saw him in my life; he would make himself free with any body, for what I know.</p>
<p>What did he knock you down with? - I don't know whether he knocked me down with a stick or his fist; my own stick lay by the side of me afterwards.</p>
<p>Did you call out? - No: it was under the dead wall; I called out, and a man asked what was the matter, and the prisoner said I would not let him go away.</p>
<p>How long had he been in your company at the alehouse? - He went backwards and forwards, he was there till we drank two pots of beer; I cannot say how long it was.</p>
<p>How long do you think? - I cannot tell.</p>
<p>You did not resist? - I could not resist, I am an old man. I came back to the house as soon as I could; he got me by the arm and ran me along.</p>
<p>Was the prisoner known at the house? - Yes, very well, he used the house.</p>
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<p>I came to town with Mr. Cooper on the 30th of January. The first time we met with Evans was at Marshall's the Horseshoe and Magpye in Holborn; there was a woman that
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<p>I keep the Black Lion. The prisoner and these two men came into my house about half past eight o'clock; they had one pot of beer; Evans went out two or three times; he came in the second or third time, and told Cooper, if he would come out, there was the woman would give him a half guinea they had lost. Cooper immediately got up and said, he would like to see the woman, for he knew her very well. I asked the prisoner, why he did not bring the woman in, because the woman would steal? and he said, she would not come in, she was down at the wall. Mr. Cooper went out with him; he came in again, and said he was knocked down. He asked me, if I did not know the man? I said I did, because I knew him in his apprenticeship. He said he would give any body ten pounds to take him; I said, I would go, if any body would go with me, and seek him; we could not find him for two hours; when we were out in Gray's inn-lane, we saw two lads, who said he was in a house; they took him in Gray's-inn-lane a little after that.</p>
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<p>I was going home about half past eleven o'clock; I met Mr. Sorrell and two or three others in pursuit of this young man; they said he had robbed a man by the dead wall of three guineas; I told them he was some where there; he had come into the Goat before that when I was drinking a pint of beer; he nodded to me and went out again; I knew the prisoner before, I have known him six or seven years; I believe it was about nine or ten o'clock when I saw him; I saw him afterwards at the end of the King's road; I met Mr. Sorrell, he asked me if I had seen him: as I was going up Gray's-inn-lane about half after eleven I met him with three women and a little girl; I took him by the collar and took him to the watch-house; I put him into the custody of the constable of the night: I know no harm of him.</p>
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<p>The prisoner used to come to the house I lodged in; he came home that same night with the money; he said his uncle gave it him; I know no more of him than by coming there; soon after he came in he went out again; then he came home and shifted his cloaths: he had on an old blue coat when he came first, he came back about a quarter of an hour after in lightish coloured cloaths.</p>
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<p>On the 31st of January the two hostlers came to me in the morning, and told me there was a gentleman called out of Mr. Sorrell's house, and robbed by a man in a blue coat and red collar; I took the prisoner up to the office, and then I went and searched his lodging in Pearpoole lane; I found there this great coat (producing a blue great coat with a red collar) I found it between the sacking and the bed; I asked the people, who belonged to that room? I have seen the prisoner many times going into that room, but I don't say they were his lodgings.</p>
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<p>I went to the Horseshoe and Magpye in Holborn; this Cooper and a gentleman were with a woman; they were both in liquor: I called for a pint of beer, and Mr. Cooper's friend knocked down the pint of beer; I called for another, and he knocked it down; he said he would pay for the beer before I went out of the house; I sat as far off him as I am now; there came in a woman, and said she had got a shirt to sell: Cooper said he would buy it; he looked at it, and then gave her a half guinea to change; she is a woman of the town; I know her very well, I have seen her with different fellows: she looked at the half guinea, and said it was not a good one; the woman put the half guinea into her pocket, then the half guinea was missing; I was not near them; this man said he was sure he had it not, and Mr. Cooper said so; this man had no money about him; the woman said she would go to the Cock and Hoop, the corner of Gray's-inn-lane; he said he wished I would go up to the woman's house; I went to the woman and let her know, if she would come to this man, he would not hurt her; if not he would have a warrant for her next morning; she came down and told me to tell them to come to the Black Lion, she said she would not go in; he called for a pot of beer, and said he would go with me; she said, tell Mr. Cooper I know him well, if he will come down the yard I will satisfy him for the half guinea, that makes no odds between him and I; I went and told Mr. Cooper, and I left him with the woman and went home to my my mother's; my mother had given me three guineas to get my cloaths out of pawn; I had heard of a place at Bath: I never touched him no more than I do this blessed minute, so help me God; he tumbled down going along, and a hackney coachman took him up out of the channel.</p>
<p>To SORRELL. Were the two men drunk? - I cannot say but Cooper was a little in liquor; the other man was very sober, he is an old man, I cannot say I think he was quite sober, but he behaved very well, and spoke very well.</p>
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was in such confusion, I confessed every thing before the justice.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILLES.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a shoemaker in Rosemary-lane: I deal in new and old shoes; the prisoner brought me two pair of shoes on Tuesday; I bid her four shillings and six pence for them, she said she gave four shillings and six pence for them in Long-acre, and would not take less than five shillings; I gave her five shillings for them.</p>
<p>[The shoes were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
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<p>I leave myself to the mercy of all you gentlemen.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: upon the 9th of February, about half after eight o'clock, I received this silver table spoon (producing it) from a man, who appeared to be a smith; he was like the prisoner; he pawned it in the name of
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<p>Prosecutrix. They are my spoons, there are the initials of my name upon them.</p>
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<p>I am a silversmith: I bought a silver salt shovel of the prisoner for nine pence; he said he found it (producing one): I cannot positively say that is the shovel, because there was another produced, and they were mismatched.</p>
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<p>I am a constable; I took the prisoner, he confessed taking the things.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>Through affliction attending me at this hard time, I did unfortunately do the thing.</p>
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<p>The trunk was delivered to me; I have had it ever since; it is now in the state in which I received it.</p>
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>It fell out of the waggon, and I picked it up.</p>
<p>The prisoner called a witness, who said he heard a noise; that indeed he did not see the trunk drop; but saw the prisoner take it up.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker; on the 8th of February, about half after nine at night, the prisoner pledged a hat with me for three shillings; I believe she was a servant in the house; she has pawned mens wearing apparel with me several times, and fetched them out again very honestly. [The hat was produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I lived servant with the woman that brought in the prosecutor; she went out between nine and ten o'clock and came home with this man; he gave me two pence halfpenny for a quartern of Gin; when I came in again, she gave me this hat and bid me pawn it; I asked the man if I might pawn it; he said, yes, for as much as I could; I went and pawned it and brought him the money and gave him the duplicate; he said as it was pawned in my mistress's name, he was afraid they would not let him have it; I told him I forgot to ask his name, but I would go and shew him where it was; I went with him, but they were shut up.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17760221-30-person333" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came in for some thread between six and seven o'clock in the evening of the 15th February: as I was taking the money for the thread, the prisoner came in, the door was open, I asked him what he pleased to have; he made me no answer, but came to the compter and took this box of riband out of the window, put it under his left arm and rushed out of the shop with it; I pursued him, the woman was still in the shop and stayed till he was taken; I cried stop thief, a black took him by the cuff of the coat; he tore the cuff of his coat off, but could not hold him; he brought the cuff to our house; I pursued him so closely, after the cuff of his coat was off,
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<p>I was in the shop buying some thread; the prisoner came in and shoved by me like a person in liquor; he took the drawer and went out with it; I am sure the prisoner is the man; I saw no more of him till he was taken, which was about ten minutes after.</p>
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<p>I heard the cry of stop thief and pursued the prisoner; when I came almost up to him, there was another man scuffling with him, he got away from the other man; I pursued him about fifty yards and took him, but found nothing upon him; I brought him back, and Jones swore to him: I took him to a public house, and Johnson came and picked him out of a great many people.</p>
<p>[The drawer and riband were produced in court and deposed to by Jones.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
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<p>241.
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<p>I am a taylor and keep a cloaths shop in Holborn. Mr. Verden came to me the first of this month, and informed me he had been robbed; the next day about two o'clock the prisoner came to me and offered the green shalloon to sale; he told me there were twentyeight yards of it; he asked me a shilling a yard; I asked him how he came by it; he said he bought it out of pawn; I told him I had som e reason to believe it was stolen goods; and I detained him and the stuff and sent for Mr. Verden; he came and said the shalloon was his: then the prisoner said he had it of another Jew.</p>
<p>[The shalloon was produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>When I was first taken before Sir
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<p>He called
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<p>On the 12th of January, Mr. Dillingham gave me a bundle tied up in a silk handkerchief.
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<interp inst="t17760221-32-person353" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> a Jew to a public house in Mitre-court to drink; I paid my reckoning and went away, and forgot my bundle; I went back and found the bundle was gone, and the prisoner who was drinking there was gone without paying his reckoning: on the Saturday following the Jew met with him, and stopped him, and sent for me; the prisoner sent for his wife, and she produced the handkerchief and stocks, and gave me a pawnbroker's duplicate of the shirts.</p>
<p>[The handkerchief and stocks were produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: I took in these two shirts of the prisoner, on the 12th of January, [producing them.]</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I believe they are mine; they are not marked.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I had been drinking in the alehouse, when I came out