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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177701150001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the COUNTY of MIDDLESEX; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 15th of January 1777, and the following Days;
<p>Being the SECOND SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble Sir
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<interp inst="f17770115-1-person1" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177701150002"/>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 Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="f17770115-1-person6" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knight, Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; the Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: upon the 5th of Decem. I went into a pawnbroker's in Holborn, and found
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Lane, a pawnbroker: I took in a pair of silver buckles of
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<p>I went to Mr. Lane's in Holborn with a pair of buckles;
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<p>Who gave you the buckles? - The prisoner: I keep a cloaths-shop in King-street; he brought them to me and asked me to buy them; I said, I don't know the worth of them; he asked me to go and pawn them for him, and I went to pawn them; I am sure the prisoner is the boy.</p>
<p>As I was crossing Long Acre I saw the buckles lay on the ground rolled up in paper; I picked them up, and not knowing what to do with them I took them to this woman.</p>
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<p>67, 68.
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<p>I live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17770115-2-off11 t17770115-2-crimeloc8"/>: I lost the things mentioned in the indictment; on the 30th of Dec. between two and three o'clock, I sent
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<interp inst="t17770115-2-person65" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> up stairs to fetch me a pair of breeches; she came down and said I was robbed; I went up stairs and found the lock broke open and all the things taken away; the room door had been opened with a false key; the prisoners were taken about three hours afterwards; all the things, except the coat and waistcoat and a shirt, were found in the lodgings of Oldgate; a shirt was found on the back of Oldgate before the justice.</p>
<p>What is
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<interp inst="t17770115-2-person66" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - She is not my wife, but she is the same thing as a wife to me.</p>
<p>[The shirt was produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>These neck-cloths and things I found in Oldgate's room.</p>
<p>How do you know it was his room? - The landlord said it was his room; Lane the pawnbroker told us where he lived, and Mr. Tubbs and I went to the house he lodged at; the landlord told us he lodged up two pair of stairs backwards: Oldgate had pawned the coat and waistcoat at Lane's.</p>
<p>What was contained in the bundle? - Eleven neck-cloths, five pair of cotton stockings, and two silk handkerchiefs; they are all Mr. Theed's property.</p>
<p>Do you live with Mr. Theed? - O yes; they are all marked and figured; eight of the neck-cloths are marked T T, and three are marked Theed at full length; here is a cloth that covered his linen I am very particular to.</p>
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<p>On the day these things were stole, at about two o'clock I was going out for a loaf, and I met Oldgate in our passage; Mr. Theed lodges in the next room to me; I asked Oldgate who he wanted; he said one of the lodgers; I asked him if he wanted Mr. Hughes, that is, my husband, and he said, No; I went
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: on the 30th of Dec. Oldgate brought this coat and waistcoat and pledged them with me; I lent him some money on them; my son; who keeps a pawnbroker's shop in Drury-lane, sent word to me that he had taken in two shirts of the prisoner Oldgate's wife, and had heard since that they were stole; I have known Oldgate a great many years; I desired my son to go to Mr. Welch's and get a constable and secure Oldgate and his wife, and get an account how he came by the goods.</p>
<p>[The coat and waistcoat were produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I live in Green-street, Seven Dials: the prisoner Oldgate rented a room of me; he and his wife took it; I don't know that the other prisoner lodged with him; he came backwards and forwards; a gentleman came and asked if a Mr. or Mrs. Watts lived there; I said, I believed not; then he asked if Oldgate lived there; I said I did not know his name, but he had come in to pay me some money and I would ask him; I asked him his name, he said it was
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<p>I took Oldgate and searched him, and found a number of pick-locks in his pocket; and I searched his room and found the linen; Davis was in the room by himself; I searched him and found a pick-lock and some matches and tinder in his pocket; Tubbs went up first and secured him.</p>
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<p>On the 30th of last month Mr. Theed came to the office, and laid a complaint that he had been robbed; I know the gentleman very well, living in the neighbourhood; I went round with him to different pawnbrokers, and found some of the property at Mr. Lane's, and some at a widow woman's, who said she knew the man that brought them very well; she is not here; she directed me, and I went to the place where the prisoner lived: Lane and his son came, and I went up and found Davis in the room, and a great quantity of things belonging to this gentleman.</p>
<p>Oldgate's wife used to wash for me; she had a shirt and neck-cloth to wash three weeks or a month before; I had been for them several times; she told me at last they were pawned, and told me I should have them on the Monday; I went on the Monday evening; they were both at home; they desired me to stay while she went for the shirt; she went out, and I saw no more of her till I saw her at justice Welch's; staying so long, Oldgate asked me if I would drink some beer, and went out to get some; he went into the landlord's room to pay him some money, and some men came in and took him; I knew nothing about it; I was almost asleep, and these men came into the room and asked me if Mr. or Mrs. Watson lived there; I told them, No; they bid me get up, and they opened a trunk and took some things out, and took me to justice Welch's, and I was committed.</p>
<p>The things were brought there by a Mrs. Watson.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p>
<p>They were a second time indicted for
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<p>I am a servant to Mr. Holmes, at
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<p>[The things were produced in Court and deposed to by the witness.]</p>
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<p>I am nurse to the children: seven childrens frocks, seven petticoats, six linen shirts, and a flannel one were stole out of the laundry.</p>
<p>[Three frocks, seven pair of stockings, and a pair of stays, were produced in Court and deposed to by the witness.]</p>
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<p>I am a washerwoman: I washed all the things that were lost, and left them in the laundry about nine o'clock on Wednesday night; they were missed about seven o'clock on the Thursday morning.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I searched Oldgate's lodging and found all the things in a box as they are produced; it was locked; I broke it open to search for things belonging to Mr. Theed, but found none of his things there.</p>
<p>Who had the key of the box? - I don't know; M'Daniel found a key upon Davis.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Holmes: I found two chissels among some brickbats by the wall.</p>
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<p>I am gardener to Mr. Holmes: I found the laundry broke open about seven o'clock in the morning.</p>
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<p>I have a key which I found in Davis's pocket that fits the lock of the box; I found also some matches and tinder and a pick-lock in his pocket; Oldgate said before the justice, that he met Davis with the box and took it home to his lodging.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the box; I never saw it till I saw one of the men pull it out from under the bed; I found that small key at Islington, and some money with it.</p>
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<p>Did he say any thing? - I cannot recollect that he did; he had a stick or bludgeon in his hand, but did not do any thing with it: they ran back towards Canonbury-house; I followed them to Canonbury-house, thinking I should hear of them; I told several people afterwards of it and they were taken up, but my watch was never found; I had a full view of their faces; I am certain the prisoners are the men that robbed me.</p>
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<p>I am an officer: I took the prisoners on a quarrel at Newington-green; when they were brought before the justice, Hall confessed the robbery; justice Blackbury told him, if he told the truth he would admit him an evidence; the other man did not confess any thing; the justice asked him what he had to say; he blasted the justice and constable; the justice said he was a hardened wretch, and bid us take care of him: the next day Mr. Hancock came and swore to them both.</p>
<p>Did Mr. Hancock give the same account then he has given now? - Exactly; he is very ill now; he was very well then; he is about 80 years of age: Hall confessed that they shared the money, and he disposed of the watch.</p>
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<p>I saw the two prisoners behind a house in Paradise-row; we watched them because we thought they meant to rob the house; Jones came up to me and said, D - n you, what do you want with us, and abused me.</p>
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<p>I was near the garden: I saw Jones beckon Hall; he then lifted Hall over the pales.</p>
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<p>HALL's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I never saw the man in my life to my knowledge.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Baron SMYTHE.</p> </div1>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Baron SMYTHE.</p> </div1>
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<p>I was with my brother in a chaise: between Turnham-green and Gunnersbury-lane Goswell came up and demanded our watches and money; he took both; I am certain to his person; it was moon-light, very light; I saw the other two; one stood at the horse's head; I cannot be positive to either of their persons; I saw them at Sir
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<p>You knew your brother's watch? - Yes, the watch now produced is his watch. Goswell was on a sorrel horse with a bald face.</p>
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<p>I am a silk garter weaver, and live in Moorfields: upon the 23d of December, about 10 in the morning, Fuller came to me booted and spurred, and said, Goswell wanted to speak to me immediately upon some capital business; I went with him to Goswell, who was at a public house in Blackman-street; I do not remember exactly the house; Fuller went for Goswell, Goswell came: and asked me how I did? he said, he had a bill of Exchange, and if I would discount it for him, he should be obliged to me; this is it (producing a Bill of Exchange for 325 l. 11 s. 7 d.) I said, what will you have for it? he said, if you will get me 150 l. for it, I will give you 10 guineas; I said, I had no money at present; he said, when shall I call for it? I told him, to-morrow; then said he, I will either call or send: I went to Baker's Coffee-house to search the newspaper, whether this bill, which I suspected to be stolen, was advertised, but did not make any discovery that day; upon Tuesday the 24th I examined again; Goswell neither came on the Tuesday or sent, but upon Christmas-day all three of the prisoners came together on horseback, about noon; Goswell leaned down to my cheek and whispered, Have you done the bill for me? I said, No, I have tried a gentleman, but I could not get the cash for it, if you will stay till Friday I will do it for you; he said, give it to me again, I will give you 10 guineas for your trouble; I said, I could not; it was in the hands of such a person, but if he would call on Friday he should have it; on the 26th I went again to search the papers about this bill, and then found that it was advertised as having been stolen upon the 21st of December; they said, they must go, for they had some particular business; I took great notice of all their horses; Goswell's was a sorrel horse with a bald face, Fuller's a dark coloured chesnut gelding, Life's a chesnut mare, about the same colour as Fuller's; having made this discovery, I went to Sir
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<interp inst="t17770115-5-person114" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I asked Mr. Bond whether they had heard of a robbery on the 21st, which was the time this bill was taken, and I told Mr. Bond what I had discovered; I returned then to my own house, and after I returned Fuller came to my house booted; I asked him, if he came for the bill, he said, No, what do you think we do no more business than that? I came upon other business, I have some watches; he shewed me the chain of one, hanging out of his breeches; he pulled out a tortoiseshell watch out of his waistcoat pocket, said he, you must come and dine with my partners, we have something dressing for dinner at such a place, and they have some watches too; I went to a public house in Primrose Street; Goswell and Life were sitting in a box; I sat down by Goswell; he took out two watches, and said, what do you think of these? I said, they are very pretty ones; upon this he said, this is not all; Life shew yours; then Life pulled out a gold watch and a pocket piece, and asked what I would give for it; I offered him 5 s. he gave it to me, but I did not pay him any money for it; I desired them not to talk of business there, but go home with me; they all went home with me; Goswell said, if you will send for that bill I will give you 20 guineas; I said, I cannot give it you, but I will send for it; I went down to a Mr. Asher, who was below, and desired him to go directly to Sir
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<p>I was sent for; I took this chain out of Life's pocket; I found a loaded pistol upon him, some gunpowder, a crape, and a wig.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The two seals are mine, and that part of the string was fastened to my watch at the time of the robbery.</p>
<p>CLARKE. I said to Goswell, where are your horses? Goswell said, loose my hand and I will give you a direction where the horses are; I loosened his hands and he wrote this note (producing it); Barnard went down with me to the place; when we came there, Barnard said, he knew the horses that each person rode upon, and did specify each particular horse immediately upon his coming into the stable; Goswell's horse, he said, was that with the white face.</p>
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<p>I am the ostler at the Golden Lion in Moorfields; I know Life and Fuller perfectly; I observed them the night they came in, and am positive to them; they came in on Thursday afternoon about two o'clock; they were leading the third horse, the third horse was the sorrel horse with a white face; they came in the evening after dark.</p>
<p>Mr. Barnard has spoke very false in his evidence concerning the Bill.</p>
<p>LIFE's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I have had no time to prepare for my trial; I did not expect my trial to come on the first day.</p>
<p>I only went on a message as any other person might do; I never was concerned in any robbery in my life; I was foreman to Mr. Moore in Chiswel-street; I have sent to him, but he was busy and could not come.</p>
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<p>He did it so openly, it was impossible to escape detection? - He could not escape; I had two other officers along with me; I seized hold of him, and took the spoons out of his hands, and took him into the shop to Mr. Edwards: I had him in custody on suspicion of house-breaking; he was cleared of that.</p>
<p>It was frosty weather, my foot slipt, and my hand broke the glass, and the spoons came out; I could not help it.</p>
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<p>Did you feel the prisoner at the time he took it away? - Yes, I felt his hand very distinctly, his back was towards me as he drew it out; I saw the chain in his hand.</p>
<p>From the Prisoner. Whether he did not cry stop thief, after another person, but I being the poorest person near him he challenged me with it? - I did not call stop thief.</p>
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<p>I came down on the Sunday; he had then the coat on.</p>
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<p>To LIBERTY. How long has he lodged with you? - Six weeks; he behaved honest; he paid me regularly.</p>
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<p>Did he speak English then? - I don't recollect.</p>
<p>Do you understand French? - Very little; he spoke very broken English: I wish to recommend him to mercy.</p>
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<p>Upon the 18th of last month my pocket was picked in the pit of
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Was the playhouse very full the night you was there? - Yes.</p>
<p>The king and queen were there that night? - They were that night at the play-house; they were not come in.</p>
<p>The theatre was very full? - It was.</p>
<p>What part of the pit did you fit in? - Near the door.</p>
<p>You was very much crowded? - Yes, very much by the prisoner.</p>
<p>Did you detect the prisoner with your purse in his hand, or did you detect his hand in your pocket? - I felt his hand come out of my pocket; I seized him by the arm with my purse in his hand.</p>
<p>On what side did the prisoner stand? - First on my right, then on my left hand.</p>
<p>In the immensity of that crowd, how can you take upon you to assert, that the hand you felt in your pocket was the prisoner's hand? - By his crowding me very much: I am positive it was his hand; I had hold of his hand, and took the purse out of it.</p>
<p>Can you be peremptory in swearing it was the prisoner's hand, under all the circumstances of the great crowd that must be there? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was your purse dropped? - No, I took it out of his hand, and secured him directly.</p>
<p>By what means was he secured? - By a constable, I believe.</p>
<p>When you called out did you point the prisoner out to the persons to whom you called for assistance? - I did.</p>
<p>- MARSHALL sworn.</p>
<p>I was in the pit of the play-house: there was only Mr. Barrington between me and this Lady; she said Mr. Barrington had taken her purse; I charged him with it; he said he was a gentleman of fortune, and lived in Pallmall, and we were taking a gentleman's character from him; he was secured.</p>
<p>COURT. Did she ever express any doubt about his being the man? - No; at the instant she said she had lost her purse, she held it up; I saw it in her hand, when she said she had lost her purse I saw him draw his hand away across his breast.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Was not the theatre much crouded that night? - It was.</p>
<p>On what side of the lady did the prisoner sit? - On the left hand, and on my right.</p>
<p>Do you remember the first falling to the ground of the purse? - It did not fall; I saw it in Miss Dudman's hand; she took it from him, as she said; I did not see her take it from him, but I saw his hand come athwart his own breast; and at that instant she declared that the man had picked her pocket of her purse, and she charged him with it, and so did I.</p>
<p>Was no different relation given before the magistrate to what is now given before the court? - Only that he crowded Miss Dudman before that she complained to me; I desired him to be civil; he said, civility was not to be expected at that place.</p>
<p>Did you accompany the lady to the magistrate? - I did.</p>
<p>She was as peremptory to the prisoner then as she is now? - She was.</p>
<p>My lord and gentlemen of the jury,</p>
<p>The evidence which has come before your lordship and these gentlemen, I hope you will not think sufficient to convict a man of the crime of felony; I shall relate the transaction as briefly as possible: I was in the play-house in that part of the pit which is called the standing part, and it was so very crowded that the doors were obliged to be screwed up, in order to push the people in; the seats were all taken, and those that were in the standing part were endeavouring, as far as they could, to procure seats; the crowd was so great that they hurt each other; this lady was before me, making towards a seat; I, as every person then present, was doing the same, and she cried out that some person had their hand in
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177701150012"/> her pocket, and that she had taken her purse out of their hand; she looked round immediately and fixed upon me, at the same time that she was surrounded by many people, that it was a minute at least before she could turn round; I immediately professed my innocence, and called upon the company to declare, whether it was possible for such a transaction to happen without some person being privy to it, and seeing it, in such a place where so many people were assembled together; and every gentleman, who was present, was of the same opinion, and were unanimous in saying they were certain I was innocent. My lord and gentlemen, upwards of 5 minutes had passed in this altercation, and the noise in some measure had subsided; but some gentlemen, who had lost their property at the play-house that night, hearing a rumour, came immediately and declared, if there was a suspected person there, it was necessary he should give satisfaction and clear himself; that he should retire to some place and be searched; to this I assented, and was retiring at the time with several people who were there, when we were met by the constable, who told me I must go before Sir
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<p>DUDMAN. I am: my lord, I received this letter from the prisoner.</p>
<p>COURT. Do you know it to be his handwriting?</p>
<p>DUDMAN. I don't know his hand-writing.</p>
<p>PRISONER. My lord, I admit that letter came from me: a gentleman came to Tothill-fields Bridewell, to see one of the prisoners in the gaol, natural curiosity prompted him to ask who I was, he was told; he said he was perfectly well acquainted with my prosecutrix, and had often heard her express her regret for the manner in which she had treated me; and he told me if I would address her with a few lines, as he said it was a disagreeable thing to appear in court, that the bill would be thrown out, and I should have no more trouble; this induced me to do it.</p>
<p>COURT. You may look at the letter.</p>
<p>PRISONER. (Looks at it.) This is my hand-writing.</p>
<p>(The letter read.)</p>
<p>'I am happy to embrace the opportunity</p>
<p>'which presents itself of addressing to you a</p>
<p>'few lines relative to a prosecution which</p>
<p>'you have lately commenced; I am convinced,</p>
<p>'Madam, that you are possessed of</p>
<p>'humanity, therefore hope that you will feel</p>
<p>'for my unhappy situation; deplorable as it</p>
<p>'is, you have it in your power to extricate</p>
<p>'me from it without sustaining the smallest</p>
<p>'injury; the Grand Jury are to find the bills</p>
<p>'to-morrow at Guildhall, and it depends</p>
<p>'upon your evidence to have the bill found</p>
<p>'or rejected; what shall I say, or in what</p>
<p>'words shall I address you? innocent or</p>
<p>'guilty, I have suffered severely, suffered</p>
<p>'more than you can think or suppose; my</p>
<p>'character, if not totally lost, is injured in</p>
<p>'the highest degree; my confinement and</p>
<p>'the manner in which I have been exposed</p>
<p>'I shall not mention, though I am certain</p>
<p>'they must have the greatest weight in an</p>
<p>'humane and feeling mind, and by such</p>
<p>'would be considered as a sufficient punishment</p>
<p>'even for a guilty person; may this</p>
<p>'consideration animate your heart, and induce</p>
<p>'you to put a stop to a prosecution which
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<p>'though I have received every</p>
<p>'assurance of safety from those who are versed</p>
<p>'in affairs of this nature, yet the thought of</p>
<p>'appearing in a court of justice, where the</p>
<p>'greatest innocence is sometimes ineffectual,</p>
<p>'compels me to address you in this manner,</p>
<p>'and to intrude upon a gentleman who, I hear,</p>
<p>'is acquainted with you, to deliver this letter,</p>
<p>'and to use his good offices, hoping they</p>
<p>'will be effectual, convinced that you are</p>
<p>'superior to interest, or being made an instrument,</p>
<p>'and with the greatest reliance</p>
<p>'upon your feeling and sensibility; I remain</p>
<p>'with the greatest respect your obedient</p>
<p>'humble servant,</p>
<p>G. BARRINGTON."</p>
<p>Tothillfields Bridewell, Monday, Jan. 6.</p>
<p>Directed to Miss Dudman.</p>
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<p>I am a perukemaker in Duke's Court, St. Martin's Lane: I have dressed at the Golden Cross, Charing Cross, for upwards of 16 years; I have seen Mr. Barrington frequently there; he lodged in the neighbourhood at one Mr. Deadcraft's before he came to the Cross; Mr. Deadcraft, where he had lodged, gave him such a good character, and the people at the Cross did too, that I was glad to get such a lodger; as I had a lodging in my house I let him a lodging; he kept good hours; he behaved exceeding civil, and bore one of the best of characters among the officers whom I have the honor to attend; his conduct was very regular; he was never out after 12 o'clock; he used to go out about 10 or 11 in the morning; he paid his trades people very genteelly.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p> </div1>
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<p>Was it moon-light? - No; it was star-light.</p>
<p>How can you be sure to the persons of the men, as you say it was only star-light? - I know both their faces.</p>
<p>How were they dressed? - I cannot be certain; they were taken 9 days after; I knew them when they were taken; one was dressed as at the time he robbed me, in a great coat; I did not make any observation upon the dress of the other; the voice of the prisoner resembled Parsons.</p>
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<p>I am a musick-engraver; I live in Petty France, Westminster: I have known the prisoner Davis from his infancy; I always looked upon him to be a very tractable good boy, industrious in his business and a good workman.</p>
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<p>I have known Parsons about a twelve-month; he worked for my husband; he has a very good character; the very day he was taken he went with a note, and brought every thing right.</p>
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<p>I am a joiner and house carpenter; I have known Parsons 6 or 7 years; he has a good character.</p>
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<p>I am a carpenter; I have known Parsons about 8 or 9 years.</p>
<p>What is he by profession? - I cannot justly say.</p>
<p>How does he get his living? - I often see him at his father's very busy and industrious; his father is a carpenter and surveyor.</p>
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<p>I was drinking in a public house; I heard a cry of thieves; I went and searched the prosecutor's house, and found the prisoner concealed under the bed; I searched him and found a silver snuff-box in his pocket.</p>
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<p>I live next door to the prosecutor: I knew Mrs. Fortescue; hearing a noise in the house, I went to the door and found it open, which startled me; I called out who is there? a man cried out, I am coming, and came down, and put a candle out; he ran out at the door, and said, stand clear; he ran off; the fright seized me so, I did not know what do to; I cried out, O! Mr. Fortescue's house is broke open, and some people came and found the prisoner in the house with the snuff-box in his pocket.</p>
<p>I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.</p>
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<p>Are you sure these are the men? - Yes.</p>
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<p>On the evening of the 31st of December, about 8 o'clock I was going up Park-lane, in company with Mr. Bell and Mr. Tree; Mr. Bell was about 30 yards before us; the two prisoners stopped him under the wall; he was walking in the footpath under the dead wall; we heard Bell say, he had no money; they replied, D - n your eyes, you have money; we ran up, and Mr. Tree and Mr. Bell secured Parker; I followed Wickstead down Park-lane, and overtook him just at the bottom; he held out a pistol, and said, D - n your eyes, if you come any farther I will shoot you; I hit him on the side of his head with a stick, and he fell, and the pistol fell out of his hand; I took it up and discharged it, and secured him.</p>
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<p>I was in company with the two last witnesses the last night of the old year; we were going up Park-lane; Bell was about 30 yards before us; I saw two men stop him and demand his money; he replied, I have none; they swore D - n your eyes, you have money; he said, he had none; one of them said, D - n your eyes, I'll shoot you dead if you don't
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<p>I met with Parker, who said he was going to meet the Uxbridge coach, he asked me to go with him to the Green Man in Oxford-road; we went down Park-lane, we thought we heard a postchaise stop; we made up to it, and a man threw a pistol at me, and the other as we thought had a stick in his hand; they made off; the postboy said it was very lucky we came up or else they would have robbed the chaise; I said to Parker, let's stay a little in the lane, we may meet with them; we saw Bell in the lane and thought he was one of the persons that was going to rob the chaise; I bid him resign, I did not ask him for his money.</p>
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<p>GAINS. I was going up the lane just before, and there were two men in the lane stopped a chaise, and I believe a coach had just passed; I heard them say, D - n our eyes, I thought we should have had that, alluding to the coach that had just passed.</p>
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<p>GAINS. I said, I thought there were two footpads in the lane; I had passed them before and apprehended they would have robbed me if I had not run; I heard them at the chaise, I did not see them.</p>
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<p>To PENSON. They were not new breeches were they? - No; to the best of my knowledge I gave five shillings for them; I heard Davis had a pair of breeches that were not his own which he had bought of another man; I went and enquired after him and met with him at a public house; I told him the breeches he had on were mine, and desired him to deliver them; he said, he would not, that he bought them of Taylor and paid for them; I got a warrant and took him before the justice, and then we went and took the prisoner.</p>
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<p>I keep the sign of the Three Compasses in Little Wild-Street: on the sixth of January, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner brought two pieces of bacon to my house in a flat basket which hung on a pole they hang their rabbits on, he desired to leave it a little while; he left it, and returned in about an hour with another piece; he laid it on a back-room table and asked me for his basket; I gave him his basket and desired him to put it in for it would dirty my table; he went away again and brought a fourth piece, which is a remarkable piece; I can swear to it; he was very much in liquor; there were some taylors in my house then that bid money for some of the bacon; after that I desired him to take away his bacon or take it off the table; he desired me to let him put it in the cellar, which I said I had no objection to, and he put it on the head of a butt in the cellar; he went away again and brought another piece, the largest piece of all, he carried that down into the cellar and was very troublesome: he said he had some more to fetch, he went away; the next day a woman came and related the story of Mr. Griffith's losing some bacon; I went down to Mr. Griffith's, he came with me to my house, and I shewed him the bacon the prisoner left at my house.</p>
<p>[The bacon was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I live with Mr. Griffith: the prisoner came into our house on twelfth-day in the evening, and stood by the fire; as I was serving the customers he walked out and in several times, presently he came in and I saw him unhook a piece of bacon, as he unhooked it he let it drop and said it would lie best there; it was the biggest piece that is here; just after; I missed the prisoner and the bacon; he came in again and my mistress chastised him with it, he said he knew nothing about it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I only moved the bacon from the door into the shop, I used to move vessels and things in the shop.</p>
<p>To BURTON. Did the bacon hang at the door? - No; it hung behind the door for a week.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Have you any witnesses in respect to the ham? - No; only that I lost one.</p>
<p>I never took a bit of his bacon.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Baron SMYTHE.</p> </div1>
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<p>On the eighteenth of December I came from Nottingham, I entrusted a trunk to my servant to bring to town before a postchaise, the trunk was stolen between
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<p>Had the trunk been opened? - They acquainted me it had been opened; it was open when I went there, and I believe all my property in it; it was not in the situation it was packed up in; I lost nothing out of it I believe.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You did not see the trunk fastened to the postchaise? - No.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Smith: I was in a postchaise, the trunk was tied before the chaise; we came last from Barnet to London; I missed the trunk in Piccadilly.</p>
<p>You went to Sir
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<p>What time did you get to London? - Between six and seven.</p>
<p>What time did you see it at Sir
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>How was it fastened to the chaise? - With a strap before the chaise; it was fastened by the ostler at Barnet.</p>
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<p>I am a postchaise driver: I drove the prosecutor from Barnet to London; the trunk was fastened on at our house, the Red Lion the bottom of Barnet-hill, with leather straps; it was safe at Tottenham-road-gate coming to London; I missed it in a street in Piccadilly; the servant put his head out of the chaise and said the trunk was gone; I turned my head and saw it was gone; the straps were cut and were hanging down.</p>
<p>Are you sure the straps were not wore? - Yes; they were cut: I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You never saw any body near the chaise? - No.</p>
<p>COURT. You did not stop on the road? - Only at the turnpikes; I never stopped from May-fair till I came to the place where I missed it; as I came from Sir
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<interp inst="t17770115-21-person259" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, they asked me to drink with them and they took the straps out of my pocket; that was at the White-Bear; they had all hold of me and picked my pocket.</p>
<p>From HASLAM. Whether he had not been out of the room many minutes before he missed the straps? - I went up to Sir John Fielding's, I looked in at the window, and Hopkins asked me to go in and drink; I held my hands in my pocket, they sent me out, go out, said they; I put my hands in my pocket to see if I had lost any thing, and the straps were gone.</p>
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<p>Upon Wednesday the 18th of December Smith, a hackney coachman, came up to the
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<p>To ROWLAND. There were a pair of irons, are these your master's? - No.</p>
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<p>I am a hackney coachman: I was standing in Pall-mall; on the 18th of December one of the prisoners called a coach up St. Alban's-street; I went to the call, and there were the three men, prisoners at the bar, standing with this trunk; I looked at them and opened the coach-door; they put the trunk into the coach; Hopkins and another man got into the coach and desired the third man to get behind; they desired me to drive to the White Swan in Leather-lane; I told them I did not know the White Swan in Leather-lane; I knew the White Bear at the top of Leather-lane; I made the best of my way to Leather-lane; when I came to the end of Purpool-lane in Leather-lane, the man behind the coach called to me to stop; I pulled up as much to the light as I possibly could, to take particular notice of the trunk; they got out of the coach there; I saw W upon the trunk, but I thought it was an A; two of them took it away;
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<interp inst="t17770115-21-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> asked me what my fare was; I told him 18 d.; he gave me a five-shilling piece; I gave him a half-crown and a shilling in change; he followed the man with the trunk; I pulled off my great coat and flung it into the coach and my whip, and followed them down Eyre-street-hill; they pitched the trunk down at the corner of Warner-street; I placed myself on the other side of the street;
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<interp inst="t17770115-21-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> went up Warner-street and came back; as soon as he came back again it was pitched on one man's head, and he carried it up Warner-street; I crossed the way and went up the other side of the street facing them; they went into a house; then I crossed the way and went to the door; I saw a light up the stair-case and the prisoners taking up the trunk; I took particular notice of the house; I saw a light up one pair of stairs, and the shutters put to; I immediately made the best of my way to my coach, and drove as fast as I could to Sir
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<interp inst="t17770115-21-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's; I asked the clerk if there was any information of a trunk being stole; he said, No; I said, I had been carrying a trunk with three men; that I had a great suspicion they had stole it; the clerk asked me what sort of men they were; I described the men as near as I could, and told him one was like
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You had no conversation with the prisoners?</p>
<p>- Hopkins said, when he gave me the five-shilling piece, he was sorry to part with it; that if he should know me again he would give me 6 d. for it.</p>
<p>COURT. How came you to know
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<p>From HASLAM. I did not ride in the coach at all? - No, you rid behind the coach, but you helped to carry the trunk away.</p>
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<p>I was at Sir
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<p>Do you know whose room that was? - The landlady of the house told us it was Hollis's lodging.</p>
<p>COURT. Was the woman doing any thing? - She was stooping; I cannot say whether she touched any thing or no.</p>
<p>COURT to HELEY. You don't know whose house it is? - I don't know the landlady's name; Mrs. Hollis herself said it was her husband's lodging.</p>
<p>Was her husband there? - No; she said he was gone into the country.</p>
<p>You did not see her do any thing about the things? - No; she was only sitting by the side of the table; I did not see her meddle with any thing.</p>
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<p>I was by myself when I found the trunk; the other two men happened to see me; it was more than I was able to lift; I was dragging it on the pavement when these two people came by; they were not with me when I found it; I found it in Piccadilly; I had seen one of them before; I did not know the other: I am an engraver; I had been in the country, I had but just returned to town, or I should have had a lodging of my own; I had been to transact some business for a relation in the country.</p>
<p>I live in Clerkenwell-green: I was going upon some business to Park-lane; the prisoner's brother lives in Turnmill-street; I met him promiscuously, and asked him if he would take a walk with me; he agreed to my proposal; we went together; coming back again we met with Hopkins; I had never seen him before in my life; he told us he had found a trunk, and it was so weighty an affair that he could not carry it, and desired our assistance; we agreed to his proposal, and asked him where he was going to carry it; he said, To Warner-street; Tolley took it upon his shoulder; there was no coach in Piccadilly; Hopkins went for the coach; the trunk was lifted into the coach by Tolley; Hopkins and Tolley came in; he told me there was not room in the coach the trunk was so large, but if I liked it I might ride behind; I did; Mrs. Hollis was not at home when we went into the room: I did assist to carry the trunk down Leather-lane, that was all the hand that I had in it; I neither paid coach-hire, nor did I ride in the coach; I am no acquaintance with Hopkins, I am a
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<p>I was going along, I met this gentleman in the street about five o'clock; he told me he was going to Park-lane, and desired me to take a walk with him; I did; I am a carpenter by trade; we generally don't work by candlelight; I am a
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<p>I am a widow: I have known Tolley about four months; he lodged with me about that time; he said he was just come from Manchester; I don't know where he went to after he left me.</p>
<p>Did he keep good hours while he lived at your house? - Yes; he appeared to be a carpenter, and came to his meals and kept regular hours.</p>
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<p>Tolley was recommended by a particular acquaintance of mine that keeps the Horns in St. John's-street; they told me he was a very honest man, and always paid his way very well; he lived with me about nine weeks.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Baron SMYTHE.</p> </div1>
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<p>I go out a charing: on the Saturday night when I came home about half after 8 o'clock the prisoner was sitting by the fire with this cloak on; she said, Peggy, go to Mr. Brown with this cloak: I pawned it in the name of Groves, the gentlewoman's name who keeps the room; I did not hear the prisoner's name.</p>
<p>The prosecutrix lent me the cloak; I pawned it for a little money with intent to take it out again.</p>
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<p>I use the prosecutor's house; I went to dine there; I carried an anchovy in a cup and set it up by the pots; the prisoner came in; I saw her busy among the pots; I went to reach my anchovy just after and missed it, and the prisoner was then gone, upon which the servant and I went after her; I stopped her and asked if she had a china cup; she said, yes, and gave it me; I pulled back her cloak and found a quart and pint pot upon her.</p>
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<p>I belong to the custom-house: on the 30th of December we were landing some India goods; when the tutenague was landed upon the scale board the prisoner took it up and hid it under his apron; I found it upon him; I am accountable for it; he said he was drunk, and made a trifling excuse.</p>
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<p>I am a weigher of his Majesty's customs: upon the 30th of December I was weighing this tutenague, and as I was giving the draft the prisoner took up this pig and put it into his apron; when he had gone about ten yards Mr. Allan followed him and took it upon him.</p>
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<p>There was a man there offered me a shilling to carry it to Love-lane, and I put it in my apron to carry there; I do not know the man.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am coachman to
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<p>I am a watchman at Newington Green: on Friday was fortnight, as I was going my rounds at 11 o'clock, and as I was coming out of the Church-yard the prisoner asked me his way to Shoreditch Church; I took particular notice of his having this coat on; I asked him where he had the coat; he said his father had lent it him, and he was coming from Islington going to Shoreditch; I took notice to him that he was going out of the way; I suspected he had got this coat improperly, and stopped him.</p>
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<p>Morris did not know of this coat being stole; I did; finding this young lad in custody of the watchman, and knowing this coat had been taken away, I asked him some questions about it; he told us his father had lent it him.</p>
<p>I found the coat.</p>
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<p>The prisoner is my son; till this complaint he had never done wrong as I know of, or ever misbehaved himself; he was never in trouble before; he is a
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.</p> </div1>
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<p>'tools upon him.'</p>
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<p>I was coming by Mr. Smith's in company with the prisoner, who was my master; I worked for him; he went about with a jackass; I saw some linen lying near the door; Monro sent me in to take it; when I had taken it I gave it to him; he carried it to his own house; this was I think between five and six in the evening; I was taken up first almost immediately after the linen was carried to Monro's house; Monro and I went to Symon's, in order to get Symon to buy it; Symon said, he had not money enough; his wife came with me to the prisoner's house or near it; then Symon went away, and, as I understood, when he came again he had been to fetch Lyons the constable; when they came both together, Symon took me first and delivered me to Lyons; soon after we took the prisoner at an ale-house; he gave both Symon and Lyons an account where the linen was to be found.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner two or three months; I have bought cloaths of him; I deal in old cloaths; he and the lad came to my house upon the 10th of December I believe between six and seven o'clock; Monro sweat very much; after he had wiped his face he said, I have something to sell you, it is a piece of new cloth, and you shall have it a bargain; he mentioned, that it would be about five guineas; I said I had not the money by me, but I could get it; I made an excuse to him to let my wife go with the boy to where the linen was, and I would go and borrow the money, instead of that I went to Lyons' house; but I said first, cannot you bring these goods to my house? he said he could not bring them there, but desired that we would come with him; I went out under pretence to borrow the money, and my wife went with the little boy, who was to shew where the cloth was; presently afterwards I spoke in Hebrew to my wife, that I meant to go for a constable, and giving her a caution to keep with them, that they might be found when I came back again: I went to Lyons the constable; the little boy told me where they were to meet; we took the boy somewhere near the prisoner's house; we sent away the boy to the round-house; but the boy told us where we could find the linen; we got the linen; a person in the house, who appeared as the wife of the prisoner, opened the door: Monro's room was locked up; we could not find the linen at first, but at last discovered it under the bed, some at the feet and some at the head of the bed: I sat a mark upon the linen, but I cannot readily find that mark upon it now, the linen has been tumbled about very much; I took a girdle off my waist and tied round it; this is the girdle upon it now.</p>
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<p>Symon told me that two lads had been with him to sell some cloth; that he had made an excuse that he was going to borrow money, but had come to me for the purpose of having them apprehended; we overtook the woman and the boy; we took the boy to the round-house; the boy discovered where the cloth was; we found it according to his direction; it was packed up in several parcels on the sacking under the bed; we took the girl into custody; she went with us and shewed us where the prisoner was, and we secured him.</p>
<p>I am innocent: it was not my lodging where the cloth was taken; I lodged at my aunt's; provided this had been my lodging it was impossible I could have done this fact, because I was at my aunt's between four and five o'clock, and that is the time about which the prisoner missed the cloth.</p>
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<p>My brother was every night at my aunt's in Oxford-road; he lived there.</p>
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<p>Did you live with your aunt? - Yes.</p>
<p>He lays there every night? - Yes, and never staid out later than between nine and ten o'clock.</p>
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<p>My husband is a coach harness-maker; the prisoner's father was the same trade: my husband took some work by the piece, more than he could do himself; he bid me go to the prisoner; I went on the 10th day of the month; he went with me to several places to seek his father; I left him at his aunt's at about five o'clock when I came away; she lives at No. 161, Oxford-road.</p>
<p>How do you know it to be that day more than any other? - I had a receipt given me that day for some money, which I find is signed the 10th.</p>
<p>What day of the week was it? - To the best of my knowledge the day of the week was Tuesday.</p>
<p>Court to the Prosecutor. How far is this place in Oxford-road from your house? - Not half a mile.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.</p> </div1>
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<p>I know the prisoner; he was tried in December Sessions 1775; he robbed me the night before he robbed the last witness.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoner on the 12th of December; he was at large in Parker's-lane, St. Giles's; he was in the street.</p>
<p>I was taken no farther than the river; he took me in Parker's-lane, to be sure.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>110, 111.
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<interp inst="t17770115-33-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> on the second of December about the hour of nine in the night, and stealing three linen shirts, value 9 s. a silk gown, value 6 s. two linen gowns, value 10 s. eight linen towels, value 6 s. two dimity petticoats, value 10 s. a flannel petticoat, value 2 s. a callico bed-gown, value 3 s. a cloth waistcoat, value 6 s. a pair of leather breeches, value 2 s. two pair of worsted stockings, value 4 s. ten pair of cotton stockings, value 10 s. a pair of muslin ruffles trimmed with lace, value 10 s. a lace cap, value 8 s. a damask table-cloth, value 2 s. a diaper table-cloth, value 1 s. a linen shirt, value 2 s. two remnants of callico, value 1 s. a lawn apron, value 1 s. a black silk handkerchief, value 1 s. a black stuff petticoat, value 8 s. the property of the said John in his dwelling house </rs>.</p>
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<p>I am wife of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17770115-33-off165 t17770115-33-cd159"/> I lost the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them) out of my back parlour; I was in the kitchen under ground at the time my father left the parlour between three and four o'clock in the afternoon; a person that lodged in the house picked up three towels in the passage.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177701150027"/>When did you see the parlour? - About eight in the morning.</p>
<p>Was any thing broke in the parlour? - No; the things were taken out of the drawers which were not locked; they got in at the back-parlour window that looks into the yard; I saw the things that were taken away in the fore part of the day, I cannot say what hour.</p>
<p>Do you know whether that window was shut? - No; my father sat in the room, he generally pulls the sash down when he goes out, he is not here: I saw some of my things at the Rotation-office, they had been bought by a Jew.</p>
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<p>Some goods were brought into my house to my wife; my father died a few days before; it is the way with us when our parents die the first seventeen days to do no business, I did no business at that time.</p>
<p>Did you ever see the goods? - Yes, in the room; my wife called me up stairs, I did not see who brought them, I was not in the room when they were brought up; my wife agreed with Day and Gibbons for them, I was at the agreement; they were dealing for them, but could not agree about the price.</p>
<p>Your wife was to buy them? - Yes; they took the bundle down stairs and came up again in a few minutes, and said she should have them; I sent the girl with some things to the pawnbroker for a guinea and a half to pay for them, and the money was laid down on the table, I don't know who took it up.</p>
<p>Did you send some of the things they brought to pawn? - No; some of my own things; the things my wife bought are in court, she produced them to the officer, the officer has had the custody of them.</p>
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<p>Gibbons and Day brought some things to me to dispose of, I bought them for a guinea and a half; I raised the money by pawning some things.</p>
<p>Where was your husband at this time? - Below stairs; he was not there when I made the agreement; he came up just as I sent for the money; there were three gowns, three petticoats, several pair of stockings, several napkins, and tea-cloths; I sent them to be washed; when the gentleman came after the goods, I sent for them from the washerwoman and delivered them up.</p>
<p>Who came for them? - Grub the constable, I delivered them to him.</p>
<p>On her Cross Examination she said, 'that</p>
<p>'when her husband came up she gave him</p>
<p>'the key of the drawers to take something</p>
<p>'out to send the girl with to raise a guinea</p>
<p>'and a half to pay for the things; that she</p>
<p>'knew Gibbons before, but that she never saw</p>
<p>'Day before, but that he was recommended</p>
<p>'to her by Gibbons; that she dealt in old</p>
<p>'cloaths; that if people came recommended</p>
<p>'to her she did not think it was her place to</p>
<p>'enquire how they came by the things; that</p>
<p>'she believed them to be the property of Day;</p>
<p>'that when they came in Gibbons recommended</p>
<p>'Day to her; that Day asked the</p>
<p>'money for the things, and that when they</p>
<p>'could not agree, Day tied them up and took</p>
<p>'them down stairs; and came up again with</p>
<p>'them and let her have them; that when she</p>
<p>'delivered the things to Grub there was another</p>
<p>'man with him.'</p>
<p>[The things were produced in Court by the constable, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
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<p>On the second of December, Gibbons, King, and myself met in St. Giles's, and at night we went to Mary-le-bone and stole these things; the back-door and the yard door were open; Gibbons and I pushed the window up and King went in; King handed out the things to us, and we went from there to Symon's and sold the things for a guinea and a half.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the affair; I met Day and King in Wardour-street, Oxford-road; Day asked me where he could dispose of this property, I took him to Symon, and she bought them of him and paid him the money; King went with us and staid below stairs.</p>
<p>KING's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I met Day in Mary-le-bone-lane; he said he had found the property and asked me where had could dispose of it; I said I did not know; we met Gibbons, and he recommended him to Symon; I know nothing of the affair.</p>
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<p>'him a good character.'</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>There was no evidence to bring the charge home to the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of
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<interp inst="t17770115-33-person356" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : I missed the things mentioned in the indictment out of my parlour, I was in the kitchen at the time I heard a man in the parlour; I had left them in the parlour about a quarter of an hour before; there was a person saw the prisoner going out with the things, but she is not here.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoner and Day in bed; I found two neckloths on the neck of Day and two under King's bolster.</p>
<p>'The two neckcloths found under King's</p>
<p>'bolster were produced and deposed to by the</p>
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