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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177704090021"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the COUNTY of MIDDLESEX; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 9th of April 1777, and the following Days;</p>
<p>Being the FOURTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am apprentice to
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<interp inst="t17770409-1-person11" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Upon the 27th of March I went to Mr. Adams's shop to look at some silk; the prisoner was in the shop; I was at one counter and she at the other; she looked confused and by her motion I thought she wanted to conceal something, but I did not see her take any thing; she went out in a suspicious manner; I asked the shopman if he had lost any thing; he looked on the counter, and said he missed a piece of lutestring, and went after her.</p>
<p>I never was in the shop in my life.</p>
<p>To SMITH. Who was in the shop besides you and the prisoner? - Another shop-man.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>[The riband was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Are they marked? - They have never been out of my possession; there is no mark upon them.</p>
<p>Was the prisoner acquainted with the young woman that served in the shop? - I believe he was.</p>
<p>Whether he did not take them out of a joke to this young woman? - I do not know.</p>
<p>Did you seize him immediately? - No; not till he was going out at the door.</p>
<p>There are a great many pieces; did he take them all at once? - No, he was about a quarter of an hour about it; he took a piece at a time; I stood at an opposite neighbour's to watch him; every time the servant turned her back he took a piece.</p>
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<p>I am an apprentice to Mrs. Tomlinson; I saw the prisoner take the ribands piece by piece out of a box on the counter; he was about a quarter of an hour taking them; there was nobody in the shop but myself; Mr. Tomlinson was in an opposite shop watching him.</p>
<p>JURY. Did you miss all these pieces in one day? - Yes, all the same day; I counted all the pieces in the drawer that day, and found eight missing.</p>
<p>I had bought some ribands there before, I called that night to buy some; I gave the young woman a nosegay, and was joking with her; she saw me take the ribands; I did it in a joke.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I was not at home at the time; I only speak to my property.</p>
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<p>On last Saturday fortnight, while I was sitting in my shop in Berwick-street, about 100 yards from Mrs. Corby's, where the prosecutor lives, I heard Mrs. Corby cry, stop thief; I ran out and saw the prisoner running; he had got about ten or a dozen doors down Berwick-street; I saw him drop the cloaths as he ran by my door; I followed him and took him.</p>
<p>Are you sure the prisoner is the man you saw drop the cloaths? - Yes.</p>
<p>What became of that bundle? - It was taken before the justice; the things mentioned in the indictment were in it (repeating them); he had a chissel in his hand when I took him; he was searched, and the stockings and handkerchief, four keys for door locks, and eight pawnbrokers duplicates, were taken out of his pockets at the justice's.</p>
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<p>I was sitting in my own apartment on Saturday afternoon the 22d of March; I heard somebody go along the passage between the hours of four and six; I ran to the window, and saw the prisoner pass by with the cloaths under his arm; knowing them to be the property of Ostliff and Reed, I followed him, and cried, stop thief; seeing Mr. Saunders in his shop, I called out to him; Mr. Saunders came out, and saw the prisoner drop the bundle; under Mr. Saunders's window I picked them up; there was in the bundle six coats, four pair of breeches, and two waistcoats; the bundle was carried before the justice, and then put into my care; I have had it ever since.</p>
<p>[The things mentioned in the indictment were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>I was coming from the Bull's Head, Oxford-road; a man ran past me, and dropped the bundle, and ran on; I picked it up; I was got but a little way, when somebody called, stop thief; being frightened I dropped the bundle, and ran along; I do not know what was in it; these keys belong to a house I kept myself, I accidentally happened to have them in my pocket at that time.</p>
<p>Mrs. CORBY. When the things were taken away, I went up and found the door open; there was the mark of a chissel, the bolt of the lock was forced out of the staple.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>I am a victualler in Earle-street, Seven-dials: the prisoner and the woman that pawned the lace came into my house and called for a pint of purl at about seven o'clock in the evening; I don't know the particular day, but it was about five weeks ago I believe; while I was warming the purl, the prisoner gave some lace and ribands to the woman and bid her pawn them; she made her brags that he had good booties; she went away, and he paid me for the purl and went off.</p>
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<p>I went to pawn some lace with
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<p>Where did he give it you? - Not at Mr. McDaniel's house; he shewed it me there, and I said, he made good booties; but he gave it me afterwards; I went immediately to Artz and asked 18 d. upon it, and he stopped me; I know nothing of the lace till I saw it at McDaniel's.</p>
<p>Did the prisoner tell you how he came by it? - No, he did not.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the matter, I was not at the public house.</p>
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<p>I lived in that house before, it is a house that takes in girls to go out of a night.</p>
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<p>Do you know
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<p>Did you know his wife the deceased? - Yes.</p>
<p>Where did they live? - At Mr. Baker's, a public house, the
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<p>Were the husband and wife upon very good terms then? - Yes; he followed us up stairs.</p>
<p>There was no quarrel at that time, was there? - No.</p>
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<p>Up how many pair of stairs was her lodging? - In the garret; up three pair of stairs; when I got her up stairs I laid her on the bed; she was helpless; I left her there, and came down into the kitchen; in about a quarter of an hour after, when my mistress and I were down in the kitchen, we heard a great screaming from the garret; my mistress sent me up, when I came to the garret door which was open, I saw her lying on the bed and blood running from the back part of the right-side of her head; the prisoner stood by the bedside.</p>
<p>In what posture? - I don't know; he had something in his hand, but I was frightened and did not observe what it was.</p>
<p>Did he say any thing? - He only asked for his hat; when I came into the room she said,</p>
<p>'Help me, for he has murdered me;' upon that he asked for his hat; he could not find it; he went out of the house, but where he went to I don't know.</p>
<p>Did the woman say any thing more to you? - No.</p>
<p>Did you call for any further assistance? - My mistress came up as far as the door; she was frightened and went d own again;
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<p>Did the deceased say any thing more to you? - No; I held her till the surgeon came.</p>
<p>Did the prisoner go for the surgeon? - No, a lodger fetched him.</p>
<p>Who was the surgeon? - I really don't know his name; when the surgeon came we cut some of her hair off; I saw the wound.</p>
<p>Was it a deep wound? - Yes; the surgeon put his finger in thus deep I dare say (an inch and a half).</p>
<p>Did it continue to bleed? - Yes; the surgeon desired she should be had to an hospital; a coach was called for, and I went with her to St. George's hospital.</p>
<p>Had you any further conversation with her as you passed in the coach? - No; I left her at the hospital.</p>
<p>Had you any further conversation with her at any subsequent time? - No; I went to see her, she said nothing to me.</p>
<p>Did she lie in a stupid dozing way? - I don't know, she was lying on the bed.</p>
<p>Was she talking to any body else? - No.</p>
<p>How long did she continue in the hospital before she died? - Three weeks.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>I think you say he was out the preceding night at the chair-work? - Yes.</p>
<p>And she came down into the tap-room and was drinking gin and beer from nine till between twelve and one? - Yes.</p>
<p>And was very drunk? - Yes.</p>
<p>And that they were upon very friendly terms together in the tap-room? - I don't know, I was not in the tap-room.</p>
<p>He helped her up stairs? - He followed me.</p>
<p>Did you hear him talk about or desire that a surgeon might be sent for? - I did not.</p>
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<p>I lodge at the Robinhood.</p>
<p>You knew the prisoner and the deceased? - Yes; I lodged in the two-pair of stairs, they lodged in the story above me; I saw them about ten o'clock in the tap-room on Sunday the 16th of February; they seemed to be very sociable; they were drinking purl together; she was very sober when I saw her; I believe he was in liquor; I heard her cry out murder at about one o'clock; she was then up stairs: Mrs. Baker came to my room and desired me to go up, I went up with her.</p>
<p>Did Mrs. Baker go into the room? - I cannot say whether I went farther than the door in my fright; I cannot tell but I might.</p>
<p>Did you see the deceased? - Yes she was leaning against the servant; she was blood; she put up her hands and said, He has killed me.</p>
<p>Did you see any thing in his hand? - I cannot say that I did; he said something, but what I really cannot tell; I was frightened and ran away; I fetched a countryman of their acquaintance whose name is Lavendar; the prisoner went away, Lavendar went with me up stairs, and then he went and fetched a surgeon.</p>
<p>Did you hear any conversation between the deceased and Lavender? - No; I went down stairs directly; I went afterwards to see the deceased in the hospital, and she said, Her husband had struck her with a poker.</p>
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<p>To ERRIDGE. Did you see any thing of the poker? - I saw a piece of the poker lying in the room when I went up stairs the first time.</p>
<p>Cross Examination of POPE.</p>
<p>I think you say it was three or four days after you went to the hospital that you saw her there? - Yes.</p>
<p>At that time the injury she had received in her head was not thought to be dangerous? - I cannot say.</p>
<p>Do you know whether the prisoner was in custody at that time? - I believe he was.</p>
<p>Do you remember how long it was after that that he was discharged out of custody? - I think he came out that very day or the next, and went back again.</p>
<p>I believe he was out of custody a long time before she died? - About a week, I believe.</p>
<p>Then he was in custody a good while after this time you speak of? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do you know of his surrendering himself voluntarily upon her death? - I know nothing about that.</p>
<p>COURT. When the deceased told you that her husband struck her with the poker, did she tell you how the quarrel happened between them? - She did not; I did not ask her any questions at all, only just what she said herself.</p>
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<p>The prisoner and the deceased lodged at my house.</p>
<p>What time of the day did you see him? - About eleven or twelve in my tap-room; both the prisoner and the deceased were very much in liquor.</p>
<p>What were they employed about? - Nothing I believe.</p>
<p>Were not they drinking when you saw them? I did not see them drink any thing.</p>
<p>You had been out I suppose, you did not see them at first? - I had sat up late and did not get up till eleven o'clock.</p>
<p>Did you see them go out of the tap-room? - I cannot say; I don't know that I did.</p>
<p>Did you hear any screaming or calling out above stairs? - No; nor I saw nothing of the affair.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of the last witness: I saw the prisoner come in, he is a chairman; he had been out all night, he was very much in liquor; he sent for his wife down stairs, she appeared very sober: when she came down; they sat and drank together, purl with gin in it; before she went up stairs again they were both in liquor; I ordered
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<interp inst="t17770409-6-person57" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> to see her up stairs; she took her up stairs, laid her on the bed, and came down into the kitchen to me; in about ten minutes I heard a screaming, I sent her up, and in a little while after I followed; I did not go into the room; I went to the top of the stairs; I looked into the room and saw the deceased leaning against my servant, and her head appeared to be very bloody.</p>
<p>Did you hear her say any thing? - Not a word.</p>
<p>Was the prisoner there? - I cannot say whether I saw him or not.</p>
<p>Nor did not hear the deceased say any thing? - No; I was so frightened that I ran down immediately; I saw no more of her till she was carried to the hospital.</p>
<p>Did you see her in the hospital? - No.</p>
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<p>I was surgeon to St. George's hospital in February last: I remember the deceased
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<p>It fell to your share to have the care of the deceased? - It did.</p>
<p>Upon examining her what situation did you find her in? - She had received a wound upon the right-side of the head.</p>
<p>A cut or contused wound? - Partly cut and partly contused, about an inch in length.</p>
<p>What depth? - About a quarter, or hardly so much.</p>
<p>With what kind of an instrument did it appear to you to have been occasioned? - It might have been made by a blunt instrument with a coarse edge.</p>
<p>Was the skull affected? - It was laid bare.</p>
<p>Was it fractured? - There was no fracture upon examination.</p>
<p>Did she tell you in what manner it happened? - No; she was rather stupid.</p>
<p>Did that stupor appear to proceed from the effects of liquor or any concussion of the brain? - More from the effects of liquor.</p>
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<p>What do you apprehend to have been the occasion of her death? - The wound and the matter formed in consequence of it.</p>
<p>In the course of your attendance, did you ever hear her express how she came by the wound? - No.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Was any declaration made from the hospital to the magistrate that she was out of danger? - No; there was an application, to know whether she was out of danger; I did not send word that she was out of danger, but that she was going on well.</p>
<p>In consequence of that message I believe the prisoner was discharged out of custody? - I fancy he was.</p>
<p>My Lord, Mrs. Pope owes me a grudge for demanding my wife's wearing apparel that she took out of the room at the time I was in custody; when I demanded my wife's wearing apparel, she swore she would take my life away if there was no other person in the world; there were four gowns and other things of my wife's got out of my room before I was let out upon bail from Tothillfields Bridewell; she got out of bed very much in liquor and came to the door and opened it; I was going to bed; I had been up all night; then turning about she gave a kind of slip, whether she slipped against the bedstead or whether against the sender, I know no more than the man in the moon; she cried out; I took her up in my arms and put her on the bed; I am as innocent as a child; we kept a public house 14 years; I never had an angry word with her all the days of my life.</p>
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<p>I went to see the deceased in the hospital; she told me she was very much in liquor, and could not tell how the accident happened; but afterwards she told me, that she got out of bed and fell against the sender or the grate.</p>
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<p>I had conversation with the deceased in the hospital; that she had asked the surgeon how her husband came to be in confinement, for as he had been guilty of no offence against her it was surprising he should be in custody, and how the accident happened she could not tell.</p>
<p>Mr. CHARTER. The woman never made any such declaration to me, nor never said any thing like it, nor never made any such enquiry;
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<p>I have known the prisoner about 17 or 18 years; when they first married they lived in my house for a month; they lived happy together to my knowledge; I never heard a word between them; that is about 18 years ago; I have known them from that time to this; I always looked upon him to be a quiet man.</p>
<p>- LANGLEY sworn.</p>
<p>I have known the prisoner 14 years to be a very honest endeavouring man.</p>
<p>Did his wife and him live happily together? - Yes.</p>
<p>Had you any conversation with the deceased in the hospital? - I went to see her almost every day; she begged of me to go and have him cleared; she did not know any right he had to be there; that she was very much in liquor, and she believed it was through a fall she got.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner between eleven and twelve years; I never heard any thing amiss of him before this; the woman was inclinable a little to liquor; I never saw him show any violence to her.</p>
<p>What occupation are you? - A publican.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner 20 years; I never heard any thing against him in my life before this misdemeanor.</p>
<p>Did his wife and he live quite happily together? - Yes; quite agreeable, and loving and good-natured.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice BLACKSTONE.</p> </div1>
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<p>On the eleventh of March I was in the back
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<p>I keep an earthen-ware and china shop in Green-street, Leicester-fields: the prisoner came to me and said he was a dealer in china, that he lived at Deptford; he served me with several things which he sent by a ticket-porter; eight dozen of china plates, two dozen of china basons, and two dozen and a half of china cups and saucers, which were found at my house by Halliburton.</p>
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<p>I found the china at Mrs. Ransford's; I have had the care of it ever since.</p>
<p>[It was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am a porter: I carried some china for the prisoner to Mrs. Ransford's; it was delivered to me at a cook's shop.</p>
<p>Since I lived at my my master's I never took any thing before; this man used to take me to the public house, and when I was drunk he said, if I could get some china he would get me a customer for it.</p>
<p>RANSFORD. He brought two or three basons in his hand which I bought, and he said he had a large quantity which he would send by a porter.</p>
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Where did you live? - At Charing-cross; I keep Haddock's bagnio.</p>
<p>That is a house of great resort? - It is.</p>
<p>What room was this iron chest in? - The parlour.</p>
<p>All your servants go into that room? - Yes.</p>
<p>How many are there in your family? - Twelve or fourteen.</p>
<p>There is a great number of keys upon that bunch? - Yes.</p>
<p>All the keys of your house? - No.</p>
<p>You often part with this bunch of keys when things are wanted? - I generally serve them myself.</p>
<p>I believe you suspected a variety of servants besides Donnovan? - No, none but him; there was a pocket-book found upon Kerwin which was in the chest at the same time; it has a silver clasp to it.</p>
<p>Did not you suspect a maid-servant that was gone away and send after her? - I did not suspect her stealing any thing, but thought that she might know something about it.</p>
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<p>I was at the taking of both the prisoners; I found this pocket-book (producing it) on Kerwin; there are several papers in it and lottery tickets.</p>
<p>Mrs. HARRINGTON. That pocket-book was in my chest when I put the money and things in it; it is my property; I have had it in my possession seventeen years, and this is the paper my notes were wrapped up in; he said, he had the pocket-book of Donnovan.</p>
<p>I believe there were some lottery tickets? - I believe there was one, I cannot swear to it.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You are as sure to the pocket-book as you you are to the papers? - More so.</p>
<p>You swear positively to the papers? - Yes; It was wrapped up in Breslau's paper.</p>
<p>When this man was first taken up and the pocket-book produced, did you swear to it? - Yes; before Sir
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<p>Did you upon your oath? - I said, upon my oath it is my pocket-book.</p>
<p>The first day you was before Sir
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<interp inst="t17770409-14-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> you said, you believed it was, but you would not swear to it? - No, I did not; I said, it was my pocket-book, I would swear to it positively.</p>
<p>Are there any particular marks upon it? - Yes; but I have had it in my possession seventeen years; I can swear to a thing of that sort; I know it by being tore at the top; but having it so long in my possession, I need no marks to swear to it.</p>
<p>Did you swear it was in the chest the first time you was before Sir
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<p>Did you at any time before Sir John swear it was in the chest? - Upon my oath, I did; Kerwin said Donnovan gave it him six months and then three months before this; I did not know Kerwin before.</p>
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<p>On the 14th of March I was putting my mistress to bed, Donnovan came into the room and said, he wanted a cordial for some company; she threw the keys at him and he picked them up; I was making a poultice for her breast.</p>
<p>She was in great pain, I suppose? - She was very ill.</p>
<p>She was perfectly sober? - Very; he was not gone but a very little while when he returned with the keys again.</p>
<p>How soon after that did you hear of any discovery of the robbery? - I heard it the evening she missed it.</p>
<p>How long was that from the 14th? - The day after St. Patrick's day, which was the 18th.</p>
<p>Do you know of any person being taken up for it? - No.</p>
<p>You did not know of the prisoner Donnovan being taken up for it? - He was detained that evening.</p>
<p>Was any pocket-book found upon him? - Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Nor Kerwin? - I was not at the taking of him.</p>
<p>Do you know your mistress's pocket-book? - Yes, by seeing it a great many times; I have seen it in her possession eleven years.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>How often is cordial wanted? - Every day.</p>
<p>You had the key of the closet often? - I never had my mistress's bunch of keys except when she was present.</p>
<p>Did not you say, you suspected Captain
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<p>Who was in the parlour that night? - I believe there was a man of the name of Evans in the parlour with my mistress.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I took Kerwin, Mardell found the pocket-book that is produced upon him and gave it to me; Kerwin said he had it of the other prisoner a month before; after that he altered his time.</p>
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<p>I have known Donnovan between three and four years.</p>
<p>Do you recollect any particular matters that passed between you and him on the 13th or 14th of March? - Yes; I made a pair of shoes for his wife; there were two shillings coming to me; he said he had no money, I must go and pawn them and bring him a duplicate; I went and pawned them in St. Martin's lane for half a crown and gave him 6 d. and the duplicate.</p>
<p>How soon after the 14th did you see him? - I saw him every day.</p>
<p>Do you recollect any thing that passed on the 15th or 16th of March? - On the Saturday he came into the room where I work and brought a boy with him; he sent him to pawn his cloaths for some money to pay some bills he owed his mistress; when the robbery was discovered I was desired to take care of him; I sat up with him all that night; in the morning he wanted to go to the barber's; I went with him; when he went in he slipped up stairs; I went to follow him and met him coming down; I don't know which room he went into.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mrs. Harrington; I have known the prisoner between two and three years.</p>
<p>Did the prisoner ever make application to you for money? - No; but he told me some of his cloaths were in pawn; that he had no money to release them, and was in distress for money.</p>
<p>Do you recollect any things being taken out of pawn, or a cloak or any things being bought on the 19th of March? - I heard say things were taken out of pawn, but I don't know it.</p>
<p>DILLY. I saw Kerwin go out of the house on Saturday.</p>
<p>Counsel for Prisoner. Who told you to say that now? - I know it myself.</p>
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<p>I live with Mrs. Harrington: Mr. Kerwin was at our house on Saturday morning; I know Kerwin was at our house on the Saturday morning, and drank with Donnovan.</p>
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<p>I never had the keys from her but when she was present herself; as to the pocket-book I can prove it is mine; I brought it from Ireland.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the paper; I might get such a paper as well as another person; as to the pocket-book I had it of Donnovan seven or eight months ago.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Did you never trust the bunch of keys out of your possession but that once? - No.</p>
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<p>I have known Donnovan two years or two years and a half.</p>
<p>Do you know that pocket book? - I cannot be sure to it; I saw one like it in the possession of Donnovan when I was at work in the house last Whitsuntide; I saw it repeatedly; it was broke at the top; I am an upholsterer.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Were there any instruments in your pocket-book? - The tweezers that are in it now.</p>
<p>To DEERING. How came you to take notice of it? - I had it in my hand.</p>
<p>COURT. Open it? - I don't know how to open it; I never opened it; I had it several times in my hand; I saw it torn in this manner, and saw it dirty round here (pointing to the lock); I don't swear peremptorily to it.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>How long have you known Donnovan? - Two years last October.</p>
<p>Did not you know him in Ireland? - Not to speak to him.</p>
<p>Did you ever hear why he was obliged to quit the kingdom of Ireland? - Some dispute, but not to injure him.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Have you got any of your jewels again? - No.</p>
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<p>I know Donnovan; I have seen him with a red pocket-book about ten months ago; it had a plain lock to it.</p>
<p>COURT. How came you to see the pocketbook? - He had a letter in it; he took the letter out to read to me, while he was reading it I took the pocket-book up.</p>
<p>Was it open? - No; I know it by a bit of the clasp being loose on the side.</p>
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<p>I have known Donnovan nine years.</p>
<p>Did you ever see him with a red pocketbook? - Yes, frequently.</p>
<p>How long past? - About three years; I believe this to be the book; if there was a possibility of swearing to it I would; I believe it to be the same; it was such a pocket-book as this.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Are not you under a prosecution? - I insured some tickets at a lottery office and they charged me with having been beforehand at Guildhall and knowing they were drawn; and I was taken before Sir
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<p>There was an error in the indictment.</p>
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<p>Are they here? - No.</p>
<p>What do you recollect was missing without referring to that paper? - The punch-ladle was missing; I made use of it the very night before.</p>
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<p>What time was you at work there? - On the 18th of March, in the evening between six and seven o'clock; there were two broad chissels, two inches in space, and a three quarter chissel.</p>
<p>Have you seen them since? - I have.</p>
<p>You don't know who took them? - No.</p>
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<p>I am a servant at Tottenham: I saw the three prisoners at Mr. George Marshall's, the sign of the Ship at Tottenham, about six o'clock, on a Saturday; I don't know the day of the month, it was last Saturday was a week.</p>
<p>The day before Easter day? - I believe it was; they went out of that house, down Green-lane, and I saw them drive a mare, my master's property, off the common.</p>
<p>Do you know any thing of Mr. Mohringk's house being broke open? - No; they drove the mare into a field of pasture; I pulled
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<interp inst="t17770409-16-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and I were going into the country to do a little work; we came to a brick house and took these things; we got in at a little back place like a pantry by pulling a bar out of the window.</p>
<p>Where is the house? - I cannot say the town or place; I never was in the country before.</p>
<p>Which way did you go out of town to it? - When we first went out of town we went towards Tottenham.</p>
<p>Was it at Tottenham? - I cannot say where it was; it was about five miles I believe from London.</p>
<p>Do you know whose house it was? - No; we went Tottenham way to it, but whether it was Tottenham I cannot say.</p>
<p>Was it in a lane, or where? - It was in the road or lane or what you may call it; we went backwards over the fields to it.</p>
<p>You say you got in at the pantry; was it a pantry or a kitchen? - A pantry I believe; a carpenter had been at work; we took out a bar that went right up and down in the inside of the casement of the window; I was at the necessary at the time they broke a pane of glass and opened the casement;
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<interp inst="t17770409-16-person161" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and I went round the house and got in; we opened a door that was on the latch, and then we broke open another door and took half a dozen of cups and saucers and a red cloak, and as we came back we took the chissels; that is all that I remember.</p>
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<interp inst="t17770409-16-person162" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought them to my wife and said, he would carry them to his father's; some how they got broke, and then he told my wife he would make her a present of them, for she could join them.</p>
<p>Was not there some plate taken away? - I believe there was, I cannot say; I never took any particular account of any thing.</p>
<p>How many chissels were there? - Three chissels.</p>
<p>What did you do with the chissels? - We took them away.</p>
<p>What became of them afterwards? - We went from there to another house with the chissels, and afterwards put them in a hedge; the night we went last we took them out of the hedge, and
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<p>Do you know any thing of the punch ladle? - Yes; I remember the punch ladle; we took it from that place; it was broke up and sold to a man and woman near Stoney-lane in Petticoat-lane.</p>
<p>Do you remember any linen or any other wearing apparel? - No.</p>
<p>Any silver spoons? - No; I know there was some more silver, but justly to say what kind of silver I cannot tell? - I have forgot it.</p>
<p>From the Prisoners. Which of us took the punch ladle? -
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<p>Who took the cloak? - I had a blue apron on, which took it I cannot say, but they put it into my apron with the rest of the things till we came out.</p>
<p>Who sold the things? - We all sold them together.</p>
<p>Prisoners. Which broke open the door that was on the latch? -
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<p>Prisoners. How could they break the door open that was only on the latch?</p>
<p>What did Baldwin do? - Went in with us.</p>
<p>Who took the property out of the house? - I took it out in my apron.</p>
<p>Who was the property found upon that is produced? - I produced the half dozen of cups and saucers.</p>
<p>Who were the chissels found upon? -
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<p>Do you know the chissels? - I know one of them.</p>
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<p>COURT. Did you search him? - No.</p>
<p>Was he searched before the justice? - Yes; I was present, but there were so many people that I could not get near.</p>
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<interp inst="t17770409-16-person169" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I desire the evidence may be asked if he can swear to the chissel that dropped out of my pocket? - Yes; by a white vein it has runs along the handle (points it out) I was by at the time he was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t17770409-16-person170" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I would be glad to know of the evidence whether it was dark or light when the things were taken away? - It was about one o'clock, or a few minutes after.</p>
<p>COURT to WRIGHT. Which was the chissel th at dropped from him when you pulled him off the mare? - This with the white raye round the handle, not that with the mark in the handle.</p>
<p>How came the other chissel here? - I cannot say.</p>
<p>HEAKENS. I brought the chissels; the other was found in the lane where he was taken; they were delivered to me by Mr.
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<p>I am a parish officer at Tottenham: there was an alarm when the prisoners were taken; I went down the lane to join some other men; they had taken
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<p>This is the chissel I found in the road where the scuffle was; I found it the next morning.</p>
<p>From the Prisoner. Was you present at the scuffle? - I was not, but I was shewn where the place was, and I found the chissel there.</p>
<p>Who shewed you the place where the scuffle was? -
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<p>I was present at the taking of the prisoners.</p>
<p>Do you know the spot where the scuffle was? - I was there the next morning.</p>
<p>Was not you there over night? - No; I was there next morning; John Hill told me where it was.</p>
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<interp inst="t17770409-16-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Did not you tell me that Hancock told you where it was? - Yes; another
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<p>Was you by when the prisoners were taken? - Yes; I took one,
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<p>Did you see any thing of any other chissel? - Mr. Read's man came the next morning and told me he had picked up a chissel; I went with him to the place where he found it, and saw it was the place where the scuffle had happened.</p>
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<p>I was not there.</p>
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<p>We were going up the lane; there was a man had two horses; he was drunk; he had tied them to a rail; he asked us, if we were going to town? I said, yes; he said the horses had broke into his ground and he had a mind to pound them; he asked us to drive them; he said he would give us 6 d. or a draught of beer; he helped me on the horse, and on these men coming up he ran away.</p>
<p>When these men came up the man that hired us to ride the horses ran away.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice BLACKSTONE.</p> </div1>
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<p>"One month after date I promise to pay</p>
<p>"Mrs. Thomas or her order 50 l. value received.</p>
<p>With intention to defraud one
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<p>2d Count. For feloniously uttering and publishing as true the said note, with the like intention.</p>
<p>3d Count. The same as the first, only with intention to defraud
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<p>The witnesses were examined apart, at the request of the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Do you know the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>What are you? - An
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<p>Did you ever receive a note from her? - Yes, on Wednesday the 5th of March; the prisoner had owed me 100 l. and upwards for two years, for houshold furniture; she came to my house with a pretence to pay me part of this money.</p>
<p>Where had you delivered the furniture? - At Chelsea; she told me on the 5th of March that she had a note drawn upon Mr. Tutte, for 50 l. she said, if I could discount it she would pay me 10 l. of it; knowing that there were so many forgeries about I rather suspected the note; I told her I had not cash enough in the house to discount the note, I would go and ask my neighbour that lived just by; I meant to know what he thought of it; my neighbour, Mr. Atkinson, suspected it to be a forged note; when he saw it he came back to my house and asked Mrs. Thomas if she presented that note as a true note of Mr. Tutte's? she said she did; he asked her again; she said
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<p>Did you know him? - Yes; I should not have refused the note if I had known it to be his note.</p>
<p>Was any thing said about who he was, or what he was when the prisoner was present? - The prisoner knew that I knew Mr. Tutte very well.</p>
<p>Where did Mr. Tutte live? - At Kensington-gore; Mr. Atkinson proceeded to ask several other questions; whether she would chuse that he should enquire of Mr. Tutte concerning this note? he said he would discount the note for me, but he did not chuse to discount the note without he knew the person well that it was drawn upon; Mrs. Thomas said that Mr. Tutte was at Oxford; he asked her if he should write to him? she did not chuse that that should be done; he asked her how it came if Mr. Tutte was at Oxford that the signature should be one hand and the body of the note another? her answer was, that the note was written by a person in town and sent in a letter to him to Oxford, for him to sign, and then returned back to her; Mr. Atkinson said, he would decline having any thing to do with the note; he went out of my parlour, I followed him to the door: said he, I will go to one Barnarda, I think the name is, that keeps a confectioner's shop in the Haymarket; for there Mrs. Thomas said she had paid a note of Mr. Tutte's a little before, and that Barnarda would give satisfaction that this was a real note; Mr. Atkinson said, if I would keep her in suspense a little time he would go and enquire; he came back and said Mr. Barnarda told him he had received such a note; he said, if you go to Mr. Strong who is attorney for Mr. Tutte, he will know the signature as he does business for him; when Mr. Atkinson told me that, I asked Mrs. Thomas for the note again, and told her I would try elsewhere to get cash for it; we took it to Mr. Strong; he said it was not Mr. Tutte's hand-writing, and advised me to take Mrs. Thomas before Sir
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<p>(Mr. Atkinson produces the note.)</p>
<p>Is that the note that the conversation was about between the last witness and the prisoner and you? - I believe it is.</p>
<p>Why do you say you believe? - When I left Mr. Blades's house I delivered the note to Mrs. Thomas; after receiving the note myself I went to ask a person who Mrs. Thomas said knew his hand-writing.</p>
<p>Who did you receive the note last from? - This is the note I then received from Mr. Blades.</p>
<p>To Mr. BLADES. Is the note that you delivered Mr. Atkinson the note that
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<p>(The note is read.)</p>
<p>Cross Examination of
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<p>Mrs. Thomas is a foreigner I believe? - I believe she is.</p>
<p>She speaks but indifferent English? - I could always understand her; I cannot say she speaks so well as a native.</p>
<p>When this note was presented to you she remained with you all the time while Mr. Atkinson went to make the enquiries about it? - Yes.</p>
<p>She did not attempt to go away? - No.</p>
<p>Whose note did you take that to be? - I rather suspected it, but it was tendered to me as the note of Mr. Tutte.</p>
<p>What is his Christian name? -
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<p>You don't know any such man as Mr.
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<p>I believe there had been some connection between Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Tutte; they are relations I believe? - I don't know any thing of that.</p>
<p>You did not advance any money at all upon this note? - Not a farthing.</p>
<p>And she told you where you might go to enquire about it? - Yes.</p>
<p>And she might have gone off while you was making the enquiry? - Yes, if she pleased; she staid with my wife.</p>
<p>How long might she stay with your wife while Mr. Atkinson and you went to make this enquiry? - Above two hours; it might be
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<p>Upon the afternoon of the 25th of March Mr. Blades brought me a note; he told me he was to receive some money out of it in part of the payment of an old debt contracted by Mrs. Thomas; I went to Mr. Blades's house; I asked her, do you present this as a true note of Mr. Tutte's? she said, she did; I asked her again, do you present this as a true note of Mr. Tutte's? I observed that the name Francis was not rightly spelt; I said it does not appear to be the hand of a gentleman; she said, gentlemen you know frequently write very bad; it is done in haste; I said, Madam, you will pardon me, there is a deal of care taken in writing of it; but it is done by a very bad writer; it appears to me to be the hand of a lady; no, said she; I said, Ma'am, will you give me leave to ask, how had you it from Mr. Tutte, from his own hands? she said, no, not from his own hands; how then? she said Mr. Tutte sent it me; said I, if you will be kind enough to leave this note with Mr. Blades, he shall walk over to Mr. Tutte's this evening; if he acknowledges it to be a true note of his, you shall upon my honor have cast for it to-morrow morning; Sir, said she, that will by no means do, for Mr. Tutte is now at Oxford; at Oxford, Madam? yes, says she; how had you the note then from Mr. Tutte? said she, I received it by a letter; I said, the note seems to be of one hand writing, the signature of another; how do you account for that? said she, I sent the note down to Mr. Tutte, and he returned it by the next post to me signed; I still objected to it; she said, it was a matter of indifference to her, if Mr. Blades or I did not chuse to give cash for the note, there was a Mr. Barnarda, who kept an 'Italian warehouse in the Haymarket, who was perfectly acquainted with Mr. Tutte and his hand-writing; that the last week he had given her cash for a note of Mr. Tutte's; hearing this, though it was a very suspicious thing, yet I thought if my friend Mr. Blades had an opportunity of getting 10 l. of the money that he did not expect to get a halfpenny of, it would be an advantage; I was in hopes it might be a true note; I wished her a good evening and walked through the parlour into the shop; Mr. Blades followed me; I told him I should be exceeding glad if he could get 10 l. and that I would step across the way to Mr. Barnarda to know the truth of it; I went to Mr. Barnarda and told him the story; he said he was neither acquainted with Mr. Tutte or his hand-writing; he had seen his hand-writing once, and from seeing it that once he had an opportunity of knowing a person who could acquaint me of every circumstance; he referred me to Mr. Strong; happening to have some knowledge of Mr. Strong, Mr. Blades and I went to Mr. Strong.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You told all these suspicions to Mrs. Thomas that you believed it to be a forgery? - Indirectly, I did tell her so.</p>
<p>Enough for her to understand you? - Sufficiently so.</p>
<p>She directed you to a Mr. Barnarda who had discounted a note of Mr. Tutte's? - No; and if you please I will give you my reasons for saying that.</p>
<p>Counsel. No, I don't want your reason.</p>
<p>Do you know he did not? - I know he did not.</p>
<p>This woman staid there the whole time while you went to enquire about it? - Yes.</p>
<p>She told you she had received this note from the hands of Mr. Tutte by the post? - Yes.</p>
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<p>Do you know any thing of that note? - I don't.</p>
<p>Do you know Mr.
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<p>Are you acquainted with his hand-writing? - Yes; I have seen him write several times.</p>
<p>Look at the name subscribed to that note, and tell me if you can say, whether it is his writing or not? - I don't believe it is.</p>
<p>What are your reasons for not believing it is? - It is very different from his usual way of writing.</p>
<p>In his usual way of writing, how does he spell his Christian name? - Francis.</p>
<p>This is spelt Frencis? - It is.</p>
<p>Independent of that circumstance of the spelling being not like his manner of spelling, is the character like his? - Not at all.</p>
<p>Then upon the whole do you or not take it to be his hand-writing? - I don't believe it is.</p>
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<p>I believe you know that Mr. Tutte has sometimes given notes to this lady? - I have heard so, I think I have heard him acknowledge it.</p>
<p>He sent them sometimes by the post? - That I cannot take upon me to say.</p>
<p>COURT. Have these declarations of his been since this affair or before? - Since this affair happened.</p>
<p>Mr. Tutte is a student of Christ Church, Oxford, I believe? - Yes.</p>
<p>And I believe he chiefly resides there? - No; he now resides at Kensington-gore; he has been appointed committee of a lunatic.</p>
<p>But still is a student of Christ Church? - Yes.</p>
<p>There have been some connections in the family between Mr. Tutte and Mrs. Thomas? - That is not within my own knowledge; I have heard so.</p>
<p>COURT. You don't know any other
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<p>COURT. I see there is a
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<p>It is not a forged note; I received it back from him; I leave every thing to my counsel; I have some witnesses who were to have been here this morning.</p>
<p>JURY. I observed Mr. Atkinson asked if that was Mr. Tutte's note, but did not ask whether that was Mr. Tutte's of Kensington-gore.</p>
<p>COURT. Mr. Blades says they asked the question; they both say she knew that they knew that she was acquainted with Mr. Tutte.</p>
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<p>Did you promise him any mercy to induce him to confess? - No; he said he took them on Easter Sunday about 8 o'clock at night; the things were found by the constable at the pawnbroker's.</p>
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<p>On the 31st of March I took two gowns in pawn of Thomas Green.</p>
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<p>I have here an apron which was pawned with me on Easter Monday by
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<p>I received two gowns of the prisoner Wyner which he desired me to pawn for a person who he said was in distress; I pawned them on Easter Monday and gave him the money; and he gave it to the other prisoner; whether he delivered the duplicate to him I don't know.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoners; I found the pawnbroker's duplicates of the things upon Wyner (producing them).</p>
<p>On Easter Monday I was drinking with Asberry, and he asked me to pawn the things for a person whom he said was in distress.</p>
<p>I took the things through necessity; my father was out of the way on suspicion of coining; and I took these things to supply me with necessaries.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I am not guilty, my lord.</p>
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<p>Was the candle where you left it? - No, it was not; I endeavoured to shut the door, but he got behind the door and prevented my shutting it; when he found he could not get it open, he called out, Fire, shoot him and be d - d, or something to that effect; I endeavoured still to shut the door, but could not; then I went on one side the door in order to let them run out, and thought I would endeavour to catch one of them as I thought there were two in the house on coming out he fell down on the curb-stone; I went to lay hold of him by the shoulder but missed him; he recovered himself and made for the end of Prince's-street, Lothbury; I followed him, and cried out, Stop thief, and he called the same; he was before me; there were but few people, and nobody attempted to stop him, upon which I called out, Stop that thief in the white coat; some people came out, and as he was crossing the end of the new buildings between the end of Cornhill and Threadneedle-street, he fell down on his left knee or left side, and by that means I got hold of him; we were in a minute surrounded by a multitude; we took him to the Compter; a man came up and seemed to know him; he talked familiarly with him, on which I thought he had an accomplice, and asked the man who he was; he said, he belonged to Sir
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<p>Do you know the needles, or judge them to be the needles by their being missed? - I know them by the manner in which they are packed up and the writing on the outside of them; there was wrote A thousand Whitechapel needles; the man that wrote it is in court.</p>
<p>Do you know any thing of Field? - I never saw him before.</p>
<p>What time of the day was this? - Between seven and eight in the morning on the 18th of January last.</p>
<p>Then it was dark I suppose? - Yes, it was.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You say the man ran down Prince's-street? - Yes.</p>
<p>Prince's-street is not straight I believe? - No; there is almost three ways in it.</p>
<p>Was this man in sight all the time - Yes; he was never out of sight; I was not so far from him but I could see him; he had a whitish coat on.</p>
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<p>Mr. Andrew sent for me on the 18th of January about eight at night, and informed me, that Mr. McGee's house had been broke open: he gave me charge of the prisoner, who was then in the lodge of the Counter; I searched him; the first thing I found upon him were this thousand needles underneath his left arm; and between his waistcoat and shirt these picklock keys (producing them); this key (pointing out one of them) locks and unlocks the door of Mr. McGee's house as free as his own key, and likewise several other doors in the neighbourhood, where it has been tried; I gave charge of him in the Counter and went back to Mr. McGee's house, and in the warehouse I found this hat (producing it); upon enquiry I found it did not belong to any one in the house, and knowing the prisoner was taken without a hat, I went to the Counter with it; I asked him if it was his hat; after some hesitation he acknowledged it was, and put it on his head; I asked him if he was sure it was his hat, he said it was; then I said, I should keep it till the time of his trial; I went to the compting-house and found the lock broke and a screw-driver broke; part of it was in the desk and part on the floor.</p>
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<p>These needles were sold by Mrs. Sharp in Fleet-street, to Mr. Furrier; I can swear to both the writing on the paper and the marking on the needles.</p>
<p>Who wrote the mark on the paper? -
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You sell a great many of these needles in a year? - Yes.</p>
<p>They are all marked in this same manner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Every person that comes to you for a thousand of needles, you write a thousand needles upon them? - No, we don't, without they are going abroad.</p>
<p>I have witness that saw me pick up the needles and keys, as I was standing to see the lights at the mansion-house.</p>
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<p>I am a weaver: I have known Field these ten years; he is a weaver by trade; I have always known him to be a just honest man; I never knew any otherwise of him; about ten years ago he worked with my father; he was very trusty; I have known him ever since he has worked for the warehouse; I worked for it ever since; he is a very honest man.</p>
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<p>I am a weaver: I have known Field near two years and a half; I always took him to
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<p>I am a dyer; I knew the prisoner about five years ago; I kept a public house over the water; he came now and then to my house; on the 18th of January I was standing at the corner of Prince's-street to see the illumination at the mansion-house; I heard a cry of stop thief; there was a relation of my wife's, a Mrs. Bowyer, standing with me.</p>
<p>What time of night was it? - I am not very certain, it was about six; I rather think it might be later; I am not certain to the time; I saw several people running, and saw a man stoop down near the corner of Prince's-street, in the footway going over to the lottery office; hearing he was taken, I went to see him and knew him.</p>
<p>Did you see him pick up any thing? - I saw him stoop; I believe he took up something; I am not sure whether he did or no.</p>
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<p>Mr. Wildboar is a cousin of mine; I was standing opposite the mansion-house; I heard the cry of stop thief; I turned and saw a man in a light-coloured coat run along; he stooped and picked up something; I did not see what it was; Mr. Wildboar came to me afterwards, and said, there was an acquaintance of his in the Counter.</p>
<p>Are you sure you was near enough to see whether he took any thing up, or only stooped? - What he picked up seemed to be at a distance from him and looked like paper.</p>
<p>Did you see him before he stooped? - As I turned round I saw a man stoop down.</p>
<p>Did you go to the Counter to see him? - No.</p>
<p>To WILDBOAR. How soon after that was it that the man was taken? - I suppose it was not more than ten minutes that I heard of it; there was a mob; I went to see what it was,. and he was going towards the Counter.</p>
<p>Did you know him to be the man you saw stoop down? - I judge it to be the man I saw stoop down by his cloaths.</p>
<p>Did you go to the Counter? - Not till I was sent for by the mother of the prisoner about two days ago.</p>
<p>Was that the first application that was made to you on the part of the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you go with him to the Counter? - No.</p>
<p>Did you say any thing to him? - No.</p>
<p>How did his mother know you knew any thing of it? - I cannot say, that I did not enquire about; she came to me and said, a person told her I was there and saw him stoop.</p>
<p>Who was that person? - Upon my word I don't know.</p>
<p>Did you mention this to any person? - I mentioned it to several people, that I saw a man taken up that used the Ship and Baker over the water.</p>
<p>Did you think the man was falsely accused? - I did not know what to think; I should think, if he had done any thing he would not stay to stoop, but run away.</p>
<p>How came you not to go to the Counter, and say you saw him stoop and pick up something, if you thought him innocent? - I did not want to trouble myself about it.</p>
<p>What are you? - A dyer.</p>
<p>Where do you work now? - No where now; I worked journeyman with one Mr. White in Ratcliff-highway last week.</p>
<p>Had the man that stooped a hat or not? - That I don't know.</p>
<p>To ANDREE. Look at the prisoner; is this the man that was carried to the Counter upon whom the things were found? - It is.</p>
<p>Suppose you had not been able to take him at that time, and had not found the things upon him, should you know him to be the same man you had the struggle with in the house? - No; but he was never out of my sight till he was taken.</p>
<p>JURY. You are sure the prisoner is the man you pursued from the house? - I am.</p>
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<p>I was coming over the empty craft, I got a broom and swept up some coals; I did not think there was any harm.</p>
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<p>Upon an alarm of a boy's being seen to jump out of Mr. Winn's window with a tea-chest, I assisted in the pursuit, the thief was traced to these necessary-houses; I found the prisoner down in the shore which communicates with that necessary house; I took him there; he had no shoes or stockings on, and in that necessary house this tea-chest was afterwards found.</p>
<p>I was not concerned in the affair.</p>
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<p>I live with Mr Humphrys a pawnbroker: the prisoner pawned the things mentioned in the indictment with me at different times; she pledged them as her own.</p>
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<p>I was greatly distressed; I have two poor children; I hope you will take it into consideration; I never did the like before.</p>
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<p>I live at Westborough Green, Sussex: on the 6th of March I lay at the Golden Cross, Charingcross, a public house kept by one Mr. Bolton; when I waked in the morning I missed my watch and 10 l. 9 s. to the best of my knowledge in money.</p>
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<p>Was you sober when you went to bed? - I cannot say I was very sober; I am sure I had my watch and money; I changed a guinea just before; I know nothing against the prisoners; my watch was found afterwards.</p>
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<p>I slept in the same room; I lost eight guineas, two half crowns and my watch; I know nothing of the people that stole it.</p>
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<p>You did not find him in the room next morning? - I did not.</p>
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<p>I met by chance with the husband of Crabtree; he asked me if I bought watches; I said, yes; he said, go to my house, describing to me where it was, and you will see a couple of watches which are to be sold; I went there; Crabtree was at the door, and the other prisoner sat by the fire.</p>
<p>Where was the house? - In St. Giles's.</p>
<p>When was it you met the man? - The 7th of March in Long-acre; they took me into a little room and shewed me the watches.</p>
<p>Did he go with you? - No.</p>
<p>Who did you enquire for? - He told me where the house was; the woman was standing at the door; she took me in to the other prisoner, and they asked me if I would buy a couple of watches? I said, yes; the Black took one out of his pocket, and the woman one out of her pocket; I asked the price of them, and he said seven guineas; I told him he asked too much for the watch es, and I believed he did not come honestly by them; he said, that was
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<p>As the woman pulled one of the watches out of her pocket, was not she to have a share of the two guineas? - I don't know; they know that best.</p>
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<p>Upon the 7th of March Symonds took me to a house in Dyot-street; Symonds went into a little back room, I followed him; as the Black was delivering the watches to Symonds, I catched hold of the watches, and I asked the Black, whose watches they were? he said, he bought them; I took him and the woman to the watchhouse; I searched him, and in the lining of his waistcoat-pocket I found two silver seals; he had no money at all about him; but the gaoler said afterwards that he saw him swallow 13 guineas.</p>
<p>[The watches and seals were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutors.]</p>
<p>I am innocent of the charge; the watches were not in my care; Symonds the Jew had them.</p>
<p>My child was ill of the small pox; Campbell gave the child the watch to play with; I happened to put it in my pocket; when the Jew came he asked me for it; I did not know how he came by it.</p>
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<p>On the 6th of March, about 7 o'clock in the evening, I went up stairs into my bedroom with a candle; I saw a person on the opposite side of the bed; I was alarmed; I called for help, but no one came; I cannot speak to the person; he went to the front chamber next the street, and I believe went out of the window; I saw him go into the front room.</p>
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<p>I am a plumber and glazier: in the evening of the 6th of March, passing by Mr. Harrap's house, I saw a person jump out of the one pair of stairs window into the street and fell down; he was near a minute before he recovered again; I knocked at the door and was informed they had lost a watch; I pursued the man and called stop thief; I lost sight of him on the twinkling of an eye; I got sight of him again, he ran up a court that was no thoroughfare; I took him at the top of the court stooping down against the wall as if he was easing himself: I am certain the prisoner is the person that jumped out of the window.</p>
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<p>Upon Thursday the 6th of March, about a quarter before seven o'clock, I saw the prisoner running and heard the cry, Stop thief; I pursued and never lost sight of him; he ran up a court that is no thoroughfare; I caught him stooping against the wall as if easing himself; he said he had a pain in his bowels; I seized him and offered to search him; he desired me to carry him to some house; I felt down his thighs but found nothing; at last I found the watches concealed under his hams, in the lining of his breeches; I was obliged to rip the lining to get them out; I asked him, how he came by them? he said he picked them
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<p>I was going of an errand for my father; I picked up the watches and put them into my pocket; there being a hole in my pocket they slipped through into the lining.</p>
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<p>I am warden of the parish: when I heard that the lead was in the constable's possession I went to the constable and desired he would go with me and compare the lead with the place it was taken from; it fitted the place; it was taken off a building that belongs to the church; it covered the vault that goes down into the church; it fitted exactly, and I am positive that lead was separated from what remained; it appeared to be cut with a knife, and the jaggs of the knife answered exactly.</p>
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<p>LUTON. He had it on his shoulder; I saw him carry it six or seven yards before he dropped it.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Allenby: as I was coming through the shop out of the cellar I saw the prisoner take two pieces of muslin off the compter and put them in her pocket.</p>
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<p>I went into the shop to buy a piece of linen; there were two or three women in the shop; he was very busy; I told him I would call again; when I went out the man came after me and said, he wanted to speak to me; there were two or three women in the court at the time I went back with him.</p>
<p>To COLE. How many women were in the shop at the time you saw the prisoner take the muslin? - Three; I am sure the prisoner took them.</p>
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