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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177604170001"/>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 17th of April 1776, and the following Days;
<p>Being the FOURTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble
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<persName id="f17760417-1-person2"> JOHN GLYNN
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<interp inst="f17760417-1-person2" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , SERJEANT AT LAW, AND RECORDER OF LONDON.</p>
<persName id="f17760417-1-person3"> WILLIAM RICHARDSON
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177604170002"/>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="177604170003"/>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="f17760417-1-person6" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knight, One of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; the Honourable Sir
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<p>1st London Jury.</p>
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<p>2d 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 coachman to Mr. Russel: this hammer-cloth (producing it) is my master's; it belonged to a chariot which I had put into the coach-house in
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<p>I am a hackney coachman: upon the Tuesday after this Saturday the prisoner at the bar was at a public house in Holborn enquiring for the first coach; the prisoner came into my coach; he had the hammer cloth; he offered to sell it first for twelve shillings, afterwards for eight shillings; I knew it was worth 3 l. 10 s. therefore suspecting that he had not come honestly by it, I had him secured and carried before justice Welch; I there put the initials of my name upon the hammer-cloth, they are there now.</p>
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<p>I bought it of a man that I don't know now.</p>
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<p>I am a
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: upon Monday the 19th of February in the evening, about nine o'clock, the prisoner came to my house dressed in black with a sword on; he produced a diamond ring, which I advanced him nine guineas upon.</p>
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<p>HARRIOT RAGSDALE sworn.</p>
<p>I am the daughter of the prosecutor: I saw this ring in the show-box upon the Friday; I missed it upon the same evening: the box it was in was usually kept locked.</p>
<p>One Captain Mansell brought me this ring on that evening: I was complaining that I wanted money; Captain Mansell said he had no way of supplying me but letting me have that, upon which I might raise money; I took it and pawned it in the manner the pawnbroker has said: Captain Mansell belongs to the fifteenth regiment; he is I believe now out of the kingdom; I had a witness to prove this, but the witness is ill of the small pox.</p>
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<p>The prisoner being accused of taking these things, owned he had taken them; that they were in the box in the cellar; I went to the cellar, there I found the box and these things (producing them).</p>
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<p>I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron EYRE.</p>
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<p>I am servant to the prosecutor: upon the 15th of February the prisoner came to my master's shop in order to see some cornelian stones unset; I shewed him some, he tumbled them over; he asked me the price of them; I being but a young lad could not fix the price; I told him to call again in the afternoon, when my master would be at home: he said it would do no good to call again; he went away without purchasing any thing: about a week or nine days after that my master missed the seals.</p>
<p>JENKIN JONES. A week or ten days after this fifteenth of February I was putting the things to rights, and missed two seals, one a sardonyx with the figure of a woman upon it, another a white cornelian; I advertized these two rings; hearing the account my lad gave of the prisoner having been there, I described the prisoner; I had no effect from that advertisement: upon the Monday my lad and I set out to search the toyshops about; going through Russell-court I obseryed in the window of Mr. Spicer, who is a seal engraver, the sardonyx and the other; I went in and immediately charged these seals as being my
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<p>NEHEMIAH SPICER sworn.</p>
<p>I am a seal engraver in Russell-court: upon the fifteenth of February the prisoner came to me and offered two seals to sale, the one a white cornelian and a double seal, the other a sardonyx, and a small little onyx that was unset; I bought only the sardonyx and the onyx of him. (They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor). He asked me twenty shillings for the sardonyx, four shillings for the onyx; he took half a crown; I don't think that is much under the mark; the sardonyx might be worth forty shillings; the onyx is not worth above two.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I gave two guineas and a half for the sardonyx as set.</p>
<p>Mr. SPICER. I am positive as to the prisoner; these things lay in my window ten days, when the prosecutor came by and challenged them as his property: my lad as he was going to Bond-street upon some other affair, saw the prisoner that very day, and immediately apprehended him.</p>
<p>I did not take the things; I am but fourteen years old.</p>
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<p>"and deliver your money, or God d - n you</p>
<p>"I will blow your brains out." that man produced a horse pistol, and the other man held a bayonet behind me; the man that I met who wished me a good night I never saw afterwards; I believe he did not come up to me: Miles is one of the people that stopped me, I believe it from his stature and from his dress, but he had his hat flapp'd, and it was pretty dark, I could not swear to his face; I cannot pretend to give any description of the man not taken: I told them I had no money, they insisted upon it I had; while this conversation was going forwards, the man that is not taken cried out,</p>
<p>"D - n him, strip him:" they took off my coat (in taking it off they tore one of the sleeves almost off) and a brown surtout coat; Miles, while they were doing that, put his hand to my breeches and perceived the chain of my watch which was tucked in, and said,</p>
<p>"Here is a watch by</p>
<p>"G - d," pulled it out: while they were thus struggling with me, I dropped a bundle which contained a pair of drab-colour'd cloth breeches, a linen shirt and stock tied up in an handkerchief, the breeches belonged to a
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<p>"D - n you, you have</p>
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<p>"you don't deliver it to me." I protested I had no money at all; then he</p>
<p>"D - d me,</p>
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<p>I went to one Mr. Stokes's, a pawnbroker's in Tothil-street, from thence I went to Mr. Steele's, another pawnbroker in the same neighbourhood, in order to enquire for these things; Lake went with me; when we were at Mr. Steele's, Mr. Stokes came to me and told me he had got a coat; we went to Stokes's; we went into the back parlor, we saw Miles come into the shop; he offered the breeches and asked money for them; Lake immediately said, these are my breeches, and that is the man that took them; I seized him immediately and found this pistol (producing it) in his breast pocket, it was loaded with slugs; he said a man gave him the breeches to pawn, and made frivolous excuses: in searching his waistcoat pocket I found four slugs and some powder and ball.</p>
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<p>LAKE. I think Cockin is the man that passed me on Constitution-hill and wished me good night; it was dark, and I took but little notice of him.</p>
<p>Two men of my acquaintance in the first regiment of guards came to me and desired I would take possession of that bayonet and coat till they went about some business, and they left them with me; I am of the second regiment of guards, so that they could not be mine; they are marked with the mark of the first regiment.</p>
<p>[They appeared upon inspection to be so marked].</p>
<p>I picked this bundle up in the Park, and the pistol, watch, and breeches were all bound up together in the handkerchief.</p>
<p>FOR MILES.</p>
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<p>I keep a public house in Westminster; Miles quartered with me several months; he behaved well and never laid out of his quarters.</p>
<p>He called the Serjeant of his company, who gave him a good character as an honest man: he said he believed Cockin belonged to the second regiment and not to the first.</p>
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<p>I am wife to the prosecutor: I can swear to all the things; they were all missing out of the drawers that night; I locked my drawers at two in the afternoon when I went out; they were then safe; they were gone when I came home.</p>
<p>When they took me I was about fifty yards from the house; Mr. Reynolds is mistaken in saying I was the man that was in the house, for I never was in the house.</p>
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<p>I was sitting in a public house in Half Moon-street on the 23d of last month; I was informed some one was breaking into a house; I went out and saw the prisoner getting over the rails of an empty house belonging to the Duke of Grafton.</p>
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<p>I was walking down Wardour-street, two young fellows pushed against me and nearly have pushed me down; I was very much in liquor; they shoved down this bundle, I took it up and put it under my arm, and they took me with it.</p>
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<p>I heard the cry of stop thief, and ran out, they were then bringing in the prisoner; I took a candle and picked up some of the money.</p>
<p>I was coming by and I heard the cry of stop thief, the people ran and I ran as well as they; I never had the till.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I searched the prisoner, I found in his right hand pocket thirteen shillings; I told it down on the table, and White picked out three marked shillings.</p>
<p>I found the money on the kitchen floor, and put it in my pocket till I could find the owner; I did not know whose it was; my fellow servant and I had a little difference, and this money was marked on purpose to be revenged of me.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: I took these tea tongs in pawn of the prisoner on the 15th of March, about a quarter after nine o'clock; I am sure I took them of the prisoner.</p>
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<p>HOGGARD. I had a suspicion of the prisoner; I charged him with it, and he confessed where he had pawned them.</p>
<p>I know nothing about it.</p>
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<p>I am the beadle: a fire happened at Mr. Hatch's on the 28th of March at night; I was sent for in the morning, and saw the places that had been burnt; the floor in the parlour was burnt quite through to the joists, the bed post up stairs was burnt almost through, and a great piece of the mattrass was burnt away: while I was there Goodman brought the bundle to see whether it was Mr. Hatch's or no; I examined the bundle, it contained the things mentioned in the inventory (producing one): I took one inventory myself and gave another to Mr. Hatch; the prisoner was then in the house; I searched her and found upon her a thread purse containing eight guineas, three crowns, a Spanish dollar, a medal, a shilling, two six pences, and a silver three pence; I said as she was young, the best thing she could do was to make a fair and open confession, and I would mention it in court in her favour.</p>
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<p>I live now at the Turk's Head, Lambeth: I lived at Mr. Smith's, a gardener's at Hampstead, at the time this affair happened: on the 28th of March the prisoner came to our house and asked my mistress to let her leave a bed there till morning, when the man would call for it; my mistress said she could not, as she was sick; she then desired to leave it in the shop, and Goodman she said should come for it that night; she said it was a gentlewoman's bed out of Bond-street who was dead and had left it to her cousin who was gone into Wales, and she was to send it after her; I went and helped her to bring the bed and put it in the shop; it was tied up in a sheet, I did not open the bundle; she went immediately and fetched Goodman, and engaged him to take it to London, and directed it to Mr. Griffiths, No. 2, Gouge-street, Tottenham-court-road; I saw Goodman take it.</p>
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<p>I live in Holborn: I know the bed gown and the part of a coach lining; I am a cabinet maker, I served my time with Mr. Hatch, and succeeded him in the business; he bought part of a coachmaker's stock, and that part of a coach lining among the rest, (it was produced in court, and deposed to).</p>
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<p>I lived servant with Mr. Hatch two years and a half: the table linen and counterpane are my own working; I know them to be Mr. Hatch's property.</p>
<p>The money was given me by a young man, I did not take it from Mr. Hatch; I never took any thing that belonged to Mr. Hatch.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice BLACKSTONE.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of
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<p>Mr. Sandford came over to the Borough to me at twelve at night, and desired me, if the prisoner came to my house with a bundle to stop her; she came next day; I stopped her and sent them word, and Mrs. Sandford came; we took the prisoner before the justice, and he delivered the things to the owner; they are in court.</p>
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<p>I was in great distress, I took them to pawn, and meant to return them again when I could redeem them.</p>
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<p>I live with Mrs. Watts; she keeps a school: upon the 27th of February a servant came in for three children and left the door ajar; I was sitting within a room in the shop; I saw the prisoner Stephens take a bundle off a shelf by the counter and give them to another boy, I did not see him come in; I cried out, stop thief, as loud as I could; the little boy ran towards Kingsland road with the stockings, Stephens ran the other way; I pursued the little boy with the stockings, but lost him; a girl who was gathering in pots hearing me cry stop thief, secured Ferrell who was standing on the other side of the way; I asked him if he was in company with the boys that took the stockings, he said he knew nothing of the affair; then a gentleman brought in Stephens, I knew him again directly; an officer who lives next door searched him, but found nothing but a knife upon him.</p>
<p>Was there any candle in the shop? - No, it was not dark; it was about half after four o'clock.</p>
<p>Had you ever seen Stephens before? - I don't know that I ever saw any of them before.</p>
<p>Did you take notice enough of him while he was taking the bundle to know him again? - Yes, while he was taking the bundle down I looked at him, and called stop thief; he ran out of the shop, I am sure he is the person; we got the stockings again; we never took the boy that ran away with them.</p>
<p>I went into the shop to buy a pair of garters; I heard a cry of stop thief, and ran out again, and they ran after me and took me.</p>
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<p>[It was deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker in Fetter-lane: I received these two pieces of silk of Armstrong (producing them) one piece on the 20th of September; I asked her whose it was, she said it was her own; she appeared very genteel; she said, being winter she had no occasion to make it up till the summer; she said she was a house-keeper near St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet-street; she brought this other piece of garnet on the 28th of February last; Mr. Allanson came with her and enquired for the piece of garnet; looking for that I found the other piece and brought it down, and asked Mr. Allanson if it was his: I knew nothing of her till then.</p>
<p>[They were deposed to by Allanson.]</p>
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<p>"prisoner Armstrong on the 17th of February,</p>
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<p>"that she said she lived at No 2, Craven-court,</p>
<p>"and her husband was a captain, and</p>
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<p>[The several pieces were deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>ELIZABETH FEAR sworn.</p>
<p>I am a mantua-maker; I made up these two gowns for the prisoner Armstrong (producing a tabby and a flowered silk); she brought them about three weeks after Christmas; she said the brown tabby was some silk a relation had made her a present of, and that she was servant to a haberdasher in Fleet-street.</p>
<p>ALLANSON. I can swear positively to the flowered silk, I believe the other to be mine.</p>
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<p>I have nothing to say; I intended to redeem them if I could; the young man is innocent, it was entirely myself.</p>
<p>She desired me to leave the gowns for her; I did not know they were stole; I am entirely unacquainted with her transactions.</p>
<p>ALLANSON. Vaughan was my servant; I never had a better servant before this happened: the woman has lived with me almost two years.</p>
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<p>[The cloaths were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>I own I took the cloaths, but as for the money I saw nothing of it; I recommend myself to the mercy of the jury.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner brought these sheets to pawn at different times, the last of the four which she brought had Buckley's name at length upon it, and I went to him.</p>
<p>[They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>He has nothing to do with any of the sheets but one; he cannot swear to them; I lodged in the house, I took them off my own bed.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>What day was this you was there? - On Sunday the 10th of March; I was up in the hayloft; I looked at a cow we expected to calve, I heard the cow move; I looked through to see what was the matter, it was in another barn adjoining; it was a boarded barn and there were chinks; I saw the prisoner at the bar stroking the cow and patting her; I never knew the prisoner before; this was about six o'clock in the morning; it was light and I could see him stroking and patting her; then he went to the other end of the barn and fetched a tub to put behind the cow, it stood up edgeways; then he got up on the top of the side of the tub; I saw him unbutton his breeches and his trowsers; I saw him make motions as if he had a mind to do; I did not see any part of his body, but he made motions towards the cow.</p>
<p>You must speak out more plain what you mean by motions? - I saw him put his hands upon the cow's back, and wriggle himself about; he was about ten minutes in that posture, I believe it might be more; I did not see him go away from the cow; I got out of the hayloft, and ran in doors to get somebody to come and take him.</p>
<p>Did you stand watching him ten minutes? - Yes: I called this young man
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<p>What posture was he in then? - His trowsers were down and he was doing up his breeches; I seized hold of him, and this young man came and laid hold of him directly; he asked what we were going to do with him; I charged him with the fact, and he said he was guilty; he said it was the first time, but he said he would do so no more: we then took him to the justice; when we were taking him up the yard, he strove to get away from us, but two other witnesses came and assisted us; we took him into a public house.</p>
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<p>I knew nothing of this affair till the last witness came and called me; I went down; he said there was a man in the barn; I asked him what he was doing, he said come along, do not stand, and we went there immediately; the prisoner was standing close to the cow hustling his breeches up, he did not get them up till we got to the door; Denning laid hold of his collar on one side and I on the other; the prisoner asked me what we were going
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<p>Upon the 10th of March the two last witnesses had hold of the prisoner; they sent into the house and desired me and Buckland to come out; I came out and saw the prisoner struggling with the two witnesses to get away; Denning said he had been concerned with a cow; I helped to carry him within doors; when within doors he offered me a shilling to let him go; Buckland and I stood close together when he offered it.</p>
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<p>I went out to assist to take the prisoner, he was struggling with Denning and Tumey; we carried him within doors, he offered Tumey and I a shilling to let him go, we would not; I heard Denning charge him with the offence, and he owned he was guilty.</p>
<p>I never did confess any such thing, I was apprehended wrongfully; I said I never was guilty of such a thing, nor charged with such a thing in my life, and begged to be excused; that I had been working with my son.</p>
<p>To BUCKLAND. When you came, what was the prisoner doing? - I did not mind that, I took him by the collar and helped to bring him in.</p>
<p>To BOOTH. Did you see him do any thing to his trowsers? - No, I did not.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner between ten and twelve years; I never knew any thing but that he was an honest, industrious, sober, hard working man, that always endeavoured to take care of his family; he is a sailor: I am wife to the mate of the ship.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner twelve years: I am wife to one of the mates: he bears a very good character; I never knew any thing but that he was a sober honest man; he has a wife and five children; they are 250 miles from hence; they are at Shields.</p>
<p>Prisoner. One Griffiths an attorney was at the justice's when I had a hearing, he told me I was falsely committed; I am really innocent of what I am charged with.</p>
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<p>- LANGSTAFF sworn.</p>
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<p>He said he would let me go if I would confess: there were more boys carrying in wood, he asked me to carry some in; I have never been in such a place before; he said he would let me go, and I said any thing they bid me; I was terribly frightened, I did not know what to say.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice BLACKSTONE.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. This spoon is my property, I lost it at the time of the fire.</p>
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<p>She called four witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>I went to search the house of the prisoner; I went before the prosecutor; when I came I found the hog in the kitchen covered with boards: Mr. Hargrave came afterwards, and then that hog that I had so found, was brought forth, and Mr. Hargrave owned it: I went up stairs and found the head and entrails of the hog in one place; I went up higher by
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<p>I bought the hogs of a man for 6 l. 5 s. I don't know where the man is.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He said when taken that he gave three guineas for them.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a silversmith: these shoe buckles (producing them) I bought of the prisoner one evening; one of them was broke; they weighed an ounce and a quarter, and I gave him six shillings and three pence for them.</p>
<p>- SPENCE sworn.</p>
<p>I am a pawnbroker: I received this watch from the prisoner (producing it).</p>
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<p>I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>went voluntarily before the justice to make this confession, and was bound in a recognizance of 40 l.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Murthwaite, a pawnbroker: the prisoner sold the buckles to me that evening; they were sent with some other old silver to the refiner's next morning before I heard from the prosecutor.</p>
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