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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177705140001"/>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 14th of May 1777, and the following Days;
<p>Being the FIFTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble Sir
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<persName id="f17770514-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY
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<p>NUMBER V. PART I.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>PRINTED BY
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177705140002"/>HALLIFAX, MAYOR.</p>
<p>A Common Council holden in the Chamber of the Guildhall of the City of LONDON on Thursday the First Day of May 1777.</p>
<p>A MOTION being made and QUESTION put, That a Copy of the Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the City of London, and also for the Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex, held at Justice-Hall in the Old Bailey, beginning with the present Mayoralty, be sent to every Member of this Court, to the Judges, and those City Officers who have usually received the Sessions Paper, at the City's Expence: The same was resolved in the Affirmative.</p>
<p>ORDERED, That Messrs. EDWARD and
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<p>RIX.</p>
<p>GEO. RHODES, Clk. Co, Co.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177705140003"/>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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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>[
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>I kept the ring locked up in a case in a chest of drawers in the room where the prisoner lay; we took her into the house in charity; she said she was in distress, but had a very large estate coming to her: I saw the ring on Saturday night, and missed it on Sunday afternoon.</p>
<p>WILLIAM FOX sworn.</p>
<p>I am a pawnbroker: I took this ring in pawn of the prisoner on Saturday night; I have had it in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>[The ring was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor and prosecutrix.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I came into Mr. Smith's house; they pretended to be very fatherly and good to me, having a little dependence coming to me, he said, he would see me righted if I would make him a will and power; and he sent for a lawyer in order to deprive me of my property; Mrs. Smith came down into the kitchen, and said, as I had been so good to the family, she did not know how to make me amends, and put the ring on my finger; I wore the ring till Saturday night, then being in distress I pawned it.</p>
<p>To Mrs. SMITH. Did you give her the ring? - No; I shewed her the ring, but never delivered it out of my own possession.</p>
<p>Did you consent to her taking it? - No.</p>
<p>After you had shewn her the ring, did you put it into the drawer? - I put it into the case, and then into my drawer, and locked it.</p>
<p>When you found it missing, was the lock broke? - No.</p>
<p>How was it opened? - I do not know.</p>
<p>PRISONER. She gave me some diamond ear-rings at the same time; I pawned the ring for a guinea, bought some asparagus and other things, and gave her the change, and gave it her.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>348.
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<p>On the 21st of April I delivered my coat to my porter, and it was put into a cart, out of which it was lost.</p>
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<p>I received Mr. Taylor's coat from his porter; it was put into my cart in an inn yard by the porter; I was present when he put it in; as I was sitting in the window, I saw the prisoner go out of the yard with something under his frock; I followed him; I laid hold of him, and asked him what he had got under his frock; and I took Mr. Taylor's coat from him, upon which he went down on his knees, and begged for mercy; Taylor said his name was in the inside of it, which we found to be fact.</p>
<p>[The coat was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
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<p>349.
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>350.
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Helmer, a
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17770514-4-victim66 t17770514-4-viclabel18"/>: the prisoner came into our shop, and wanted to see some things; I saw her take up some handkerchiefs, and conceal them under her cloaths; she afterwards bought some other handkerchiefs, and paid for them; she did attempt to take some others, which I
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<p>[They were produced in Court, and Percival deposed that they were his master's property.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>As I have no counsel, will your lordship please to hear what I have to say? I went into this shop by order of a lady to buy two yards and three quarters of cotton and a handkerchief, which I bought and paid for; this piece of handkerchiefs, that I never knew any thing of, nor had any thought to take, I never touched it as I know of, but the corner of my cloak, I suppose, threw it down off the counter; I did not know that he meant to do me any harm; I begged his pardon; he said, it was a very bad thing, and looked suspicious; he let me go; I came back again; they searched me; there was nothing to be found; they searched my apartments where I live, and found nothing but what was my own property; I have a witness, and the people can tell in what manner I live; I never was guilty of any such thing in my life.</p>
<p>FOR THE PRISONER.</p>
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<p>The prisoner lodged in my house ten weeks; I never saw any harm by her in my life; I have trusted her in my rooms, with my drawers unlocked, to make my beds, and do things about the house; I have examined every thing since she has been in prison; I cannot find any thing missing; I never saw her keep any bad company; she did not keep any bad hours; she was not extravagant; she has many times sat down to dinner upon a penny worth of potatoes; I recommended her to work; she always did it very honestly and well: I have here the things she bought that day at the linen-draper's, which she paid for.</p>
<p>PROSECUTOR. I do not doubt but these are the things she paid for.</p>
<p>- PEAKE. My husband is a peruke-maker and hair-dresser in Little Drury-lane; he has kept house there fourteen years; his name is
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<p>JURY. What rent do you pay? - Fourteen pounds a year; I have a lease for twenty-one years.</p>
<p>COURT. What business does the prisoner follow? - She has
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<p>My husband is a cooper in Drury-lane: I have known the prisoner two years; I never knew any thing that was bad of her.</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>351.
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<p>352, 353.
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<p>(The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the prisoners.)</p>
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<p>On Monday the 21st of April, between eight and nine in the evening, I was going to Islington in the Islington stage; the coach was stopped upon the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17770514-6-off34 t17770514-6-crimeloc27"/> near the Shepherd and Shepherdess by the prisoners at the bar; I never saw them before, but am positive to their persons; they first said to the coachman, Stop; he stopped; Harris opened the coach door; he immediately presented a pistol to my breast, and demanded my money; I gave him two half guineas and about seven shillings in silver; he then demanded the money of the other persons; he robbed two of them; there were four in the coach, two ladies, and Mr. Suttle and myself; Lucas stood at the back of Harris during the time Harris was robbing me; he had a pistol in his hand;
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<p>How long might this pursuit take up from the time you was robbed, till the time you got to the constable's house? - Not more than half an hour; I lost fight of Lucas turning the corner, but it was a moon-light night.</p>
<p>Should you know the pistols again? - I should not.</p>
<p>How were the prisoners dressed? - The prisoners were not dressed the same at that time as they are now; they are much better dressed now than they were then.</p>
<p>
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<p>On the 21st of last April I met with Mr. Hughes in the City-road; he asked me to assist him in taking these two men; I followed them directly: I stopped opposite the coach, seeing them come from it; they ran from the coach by me; I followed Harris into a field; when we got almost to the further side of the field, a little way off Hoxton-square, he turned round with a pistol; I dropped back, he came up to me, and fired the pistol at me.</p>
<p>Did nobody run after him to try to take him but you? - No, not till I had got him upon the ground; then Thomas Brumsdell came up.</p>
<p>Did you run or walk when you followed him at the further end of the field? - He ran as hard as he could, and I ran; he ran twenty or thirty yards, and then fell down; he got upon his legs again, and I was got up to him; he had a hanger in his right hand; he throwed the money and his pistols out of his left hand.</p>
<p>Did you pick it up? - Yes, after we had secured him. He cut me over the fingers with his hanger; I got it out of his hand when I got him upon the ground; this is the hanger (producing it) I picked up 3 s. 6 d. afterwards some other people picked up some more, and gave to Mr. Hughes; this is the pistol (a small pocket pistol) I marked it;
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<p>What time of night was this? - Half after eight.</p>
<p>Was it not later than that? - No.</p>
<p>You are sure that Harris is the man? - I am.</p>
<p>Do you know any thing of the other? - I saw them both run from the coach; I am sure he ran from the coach.</p>
<p>HARRIS. This man has been advised by Justice Wilmot's thief-catchers; when he came into Wilmot's office, he asked if I should be cast for death, whether he would have 40 l. all the court laughed at him; he swore falsely; the thief-catcher took him backwards, and told him, he should have the money if I was cast, and then he said he would swear that I was the person. -</p>
<p>MERRIT. That is false.</p>
<p>You had never seen either of these men before that night? - No; I went next morning to the place where he and I had a tussel together, and found this ball.</p>
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<p>Last Monday was three weeks, coming from Mr. Whitefield's tabernacle, at half past eight o'clock in the evening, I saw a coach stop at about 40 or 50 yards distance, or hardly so far, either a hackney or a stage coach; the moon shone bright; I said to Mr. Merrit, who was with me, I apprehend some villians have stopped that c oach in order to rob it; he said, No, it may be somebody has rode so far and wants to get out and walk; we walked till we came opposite to the coach, which stood almost
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<p>Was he got out of the coach then? - No; he looked out of the coach and asked us to assist him; then he jumped out of the coach and set out after them; one ran towards Shoreditch, the Hoxton way; Merrit and I pursued Harris; when we came to a rise of a hill, Merrit and the prisoner Harris outran me; when I came to the bottom I heard the report of a pistol; when I got up to the top of the hill, I saw Merrit had got Harris down under him, and Merrit was calling out for assistance; I went up to him as fast as I could, and I saw a pistol lie eight or ten yards from him on the ground, and a cutlass about a yard or yard and a half from the side of them where they were tussling together; he asked me to tie the prisoner's hands; I took off my garter in order to bind his hands; he swore he would not have his hands bound; I told him if he made the least objection I would run him through with the hanger; I bound his hands, and we set him upon his feet; Merrit took up the pistol, I kept the cutlass myself; one had hold of one side of his collar and the other of the other; we led him down and gave him into charge of the constable.</p>
<p>Are you sure that Hughes was not out of the coach when he asked you to pursue the men? - I saw him looking out of the coach; when he asked us to assist him whether he was out or not I cannot justly say, it was such a small distance of time, he was out in a minute.</p>
<p>When you came up did you perceive either Harris or Merrit wounded? - I perceived Merrit's hand to be all over bloody.</p>
<p>Which hand? - I believe it to be his left hand.</p>
<p>Did you examine the pistol whether it was charged or not? - No; I took it up and gave it to Merrit, he carried it to the constable.</p>
<p>Do you know any thing about Lucas? - No, because he took the other road; after we had given the prisoner into custody of the constable, we went back to the place with a lanthorn and candle and picked up two straight half-guineas, which we gave to Mr. Hughes.</p>
<p>Court to Hughes. Have you those two half-guineas? - No, I spent them long ago.</p>
<p>HARRIS. The coachman and the gentleman swore before the justice that it was a dark night, now they say that it was a moon-light night.</p>
<p>BRUMSDELL. The moon was near being at the full.</p>
<p>[The Almanack was referred to, and it appeared that the moon was at the full on the 22d of April.]</p>
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<p>I was coming from work about half after eight o'clock, I heard the cry, stop thief; I was under Mr. Calvert the vinegar-merchant's wall; I saw Lucas running along-side me; I asked him what he was running for, he made me no answer; I laid hold of him by the collar, then he threw away the scabbard of a cutlass and a pistol, the pistol was loaded; it was picked up about five minutes after.</p>
<p>How did you know it was the same? - I saw it before and I saw it picked up.</p>
<p>How do you know it was loaded? - There was something in it; I suppose powder and ball; it was delivered to the constable; we took him to the constable; I took up this sheath of a cutlass (producing it); the ( cutlass fitted the sheath exactly.)</p>
<p>What sort of a night was it? - Cloudy.</p>
<p>Was it light enough to see plainly the men? - I could see the pistol in his hand shining; I could not discern any thing else.</p>
<p>Was it light enough to see the men? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was it moon-light? - No.</p>
<p>[The pistol, which was a pocket one, was produced by Crocker the constable.]</p>
<p>To BRUMSDELL. How far distant was you when you saw Merrit and the prisoner on the ground? - About fifty yards.</p>
<p>Could you see so far as that? - I saw them, it might not be quite so much as fifty yards.</p>
<p>Was it moon-light then, or did the moon rise afterwards? - It was rather a dullish night, the moon had not made its appearance as I saw.</p>
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<p>I am a carpenter: Lucas, Latis, and I were going together; we heard a cry, stop thief; I made a run as well as him, I had like to have
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<p>Did you see any thing? - No, Latis said he saw the pistol shine; I did not see them.</p>
<p>HARRIS's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>On the 21st of April I had been to my sister's; I was going to sea, it was about half after seven at night; as I was coming home I heard some people near by the City Lying-inn Hospital holla out, stop thief; I ran down towards the Shepherd and Shepherdess and ran into a field; there was a man ran before me with a pistol and cutlass in his hand; when I came into the field I saw two men fighting with a cutlass; directly as I came up one jumped over some rails, then the other immediately knocked me down, and swore that I was the man; I was running after the people; they said, there were some thieves that had robbed a coach; the pistol and cutlass belonged to the man that jumped over the hedge I suppose; I saw him with it in his hands.</p>
<p>LUCAS's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I had made a holiday that day, I had been to an acquaintance's house at Islington; in coming back I heard an alarm of stop thief, just by Old-street; I saw some men running before me, I ran after them; one laid hold of me and said I was the thief; these men are all connected together on purpose to get my blood money; the coachman is not come; the man that swore I cut him said, he hoped he should have the blood-money; he said that before the justices and they laughed at him.</p>
<p>To BRUMSDELL. Did you hear any thing said to the coachman? - He said, Gentlemen, will you assist me in taking these thieves? we replied we would.</p>
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<p>[The witnesses were called, but not appearing the Court ordered their recognizances to be estreated.]</p>
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<p>Do you know the prisoners? - I can't swear very positively to Harris, but to the best of my belief he is one; I can say nothing to Lucas; I know there were two.</p>
<p>How did the persons behave that robbed you? - They swore a good deal; Harris said, Give me your money; give me all.</p>
<p>Had they any arms? - Yes, a pistol; he presented it to me and Mr. Hughes; Harris was much confused; first he waved his pistol all round and then presented it to my breast and with an oath said, Give me your money, all your money.</p>
<p>Where was the other man? - Behind him.</p>
<p>In what manner did he attack the coach? - He rapp'd at the coach door; I let down the window and he opened the door.</p>
<p>What did he take from you? - One guinea.</p>
<p>What sort of a night was it? - The day was hardly gone.</p>
<p>Was it light enough to see their persons? - Yes; when he was before the justice he was in another dress, which rather confused me, and made me not positive; as soon as Harris went away, Mr. Hughes said to three people in the pathway, will you give me assistance? and they said, yes.</p>
<p>Was he in the coach or out of it then? - In the coach.</p>
<p>Did the coach stand still then? - Yes; Hughes was going out, he called upon the coachman for his assistance; the coachman
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<p>I was in the Islington stage, I do not know either of the prisoners.</p>
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<p>I know neither of the prisoners.</p>
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<p>[The prosecutrix was called, but not appearing the Court ordered her recognizance to be estreated.]</p>
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<p>Last Thursday at three in the afternoon, just as I was entering
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<p>[The handkerchief was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I was with Mr. Ward; he missed his handkerchief and charged the prisoner with having it; she denied it; he took her to his shop and I saw him take the handkerchief from under her cloak; she called herself
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<p>Did she say her name was Smith? - No; the magistrate called her Smith, and she answered to it.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>My name is not Smith; I never went by the name of Smith.</p>
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<p>359.
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<p>360.
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<p>I know the prosecutor Mr. Augston: some time in April his servant came to me and asked if I knew where the prisoner was, for he said he had robbed his master, and begged my assistance in taking him; we went and found him in the city, and we charged him with robbing his master, and asked him where his
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<p>When the prisoner was taken he delivered up the key of his box, and I went with the last witness and found the pocket-book in his box; we charged him with taking the pocket-book from this gentleman's house; he confessed he had it, but did not in my hearing say particularly how he came by it.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I found the pocket-book as I was going home to my lodging.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>361.
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<p>[The bowl of the spoon, with the words The London Tavern engraved upon it, was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>- EDWARDS sworn.</p>
<p>The prisoner brought this spoon to me and asked me if I bought old plate; I asked him some questions about it, seeing the mark of The London Tavern upon it; he said, he found it in the ruins of a house burnt down in Smithfield; I asked him several questions; he said, he had worked at the London Tavern; I took him to Sir
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I found the spoon in an old house in Smithfield; I did not know whether it was silver till I came to this gentleman's house.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I live with Mr. Bishop a proctor in Doctor's Commons: I lost a watch about two o'clock in the afternoon on the 24th of April in
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<p>[The watch was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>On the 24th of April about two in the afternoon, the soldier Turner caught the prisoner by the collar; I saw the prisoner drop the watch, I took it up; in the dropping of it the case fell off; he was taken directly to the Counter; at the time the prisoner dropped the watch, he was running from the church and a soldier took him.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: there was a cry of stop thief; the prisoner's hat fell off; I got up to him and secured him; he said he would go with me quietly.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was coming along Newgate-street; when I got to the top of Ivy-lane I heard an alarm, somebody calling, Stop thief; I ran into the lane and ran on this soldier, and another were running; they took me, I fell down; I heard a good many people say, that the watch which was found was the watch; I thought they were running after the soldier; the watch was found about ten yards from me: I am a taylor by trade.</p>
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<p>363.
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<p>[The bundle was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>The prisoner in his defence called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>364, 365.
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<p>'There was no evidence to bring the charge</p>
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<p>'unconnected with any corroborating</p>
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<p>BOTH
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<p>366.
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<p>367.
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<interp inst="t17770514-18-person173" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . In the week after the last sessions, I lost the things mentioned in the indictment out of my apartment, but I left no one in the apartment except the prisoner, whom I had taken in out of charity; I was absent but about an hour, during which time the things were taken away; I found part of them upon the prisoner's back the same night; the apron, pettycoat, cardinal, and hat; she had lived with me about a week; I knew her from her birth.</p>
<p>[The things mentioned in the indictment were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
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<p>At about eight or nine o'clock in the morning, while I was sitting at my own door, which
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>The person that speaks against me, has been tried herself twice at this place for her life.</p>
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<p>368.
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<p>There was no evidence to bring the charge home to the prisoner.</p>
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<p>369.
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<p>I am the wife of
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<interp inst="t17770514-20-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , we live in Worcester-street, Old-gravel-lane: on the first of May I was going over to the King's Bench prison on some business; the children were walking in procession to
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<p>I was at the top of Old-gravel-lane when the children were going to the church; I went up with them just by the church; I heard a woman cry out, A pick-pocket; I turned round and saw the prosecutrix; she had hold of the prisoner; I likewise laid hold of her while she took the money out of her hand; there were two half-crowns amongst it.</p>
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<p>I was standing at the church door; I saw the prisoner take her hand out of the prosecutrix's pocket with the money in it.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I saw a piece of paper lie on the ground, I took it up and found this money in it; I never was near the prosecutrix; I never saw her till she laid hold of me and took the money out of my hand; I said, Madam, if the money is yours take it.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>370.
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<p>374, 375, 376.
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<p>ALL THREE
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASTON.</p> </div1>
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<p>377.
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<interp inst="t17770514-25-person223" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : the prisoner came to our shop last Saturday evening and asked for some patent cauls; I was at tea at the time; I was informed she was there, and having a suspicion of her, I watched her and saw her take the caul while the young woman was reaching a box; after she went out of the shop I sent for her back by the porter, and then I sent for a constable, but before he came, she put the net-caul between her petticoats and dropped it on the ground; we had missed several things after she had been at the shop.</p>
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<p>I was serving the prisoner; I laid down five cauls and went to reach some lace; when I returned there was but four left; I went out directly as she was brought into the shop to fetch a constable; she bought four cauls and a pair of lappets, and paid for them.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I might have had witnesses, but I had nobody to send for them; I live in Thames-street; I sell these things.</p>
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<p>378.
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<p>[They were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I assisted the last witness to take the prisoner; he fell down on his knees, and said he took the tongs and spoons through necessity.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I found the things by the step of the door.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Justice ASTON.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>I am a
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Lovegrove: upon the 19th of April, while I was at breakfast at the Queen's Head opposite the stall, I saw the prisoner step down and put the cloths in his basket and put some straw over them.</p>
<p>Where were the cloths? - At my master's stall in the market.</p>
<p>What time of the day was it? - Between eleven and twelve; I ran after and stopped him; I asked him what business he had with these cloths? I followed him about twenty yards; I took them away from him; he said a man hired him to carry them.</p>
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<p>I cannot excuse myself, I have had misfortunes.</p>
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<p>380.
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<p>Do you know the prisoner? - I did not know him till this unhappy affair happened.</p>
<p>Did you know the deceased? - I did not.</p>
<p>Did you see any thing pass between these people? - Nothing at all; I only heard of it after it was done; I know nothing but what I heard from the witnesses.</p>
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<p>I am a surgeon: I was called to look at the man the day after he came to the hospital; the account given of him was, that he fell off his cattle; he seemed to me to have symptoms of an oppressed brain; he had vomitting and purging, and he raised his head and complained of it at times; I examined his head, but there was no external mark of any injury; I dissected him after he was dead, but could find nothing; he died about two hours after I first saw him; when I opened him I could not observe any thing that I could assign as the cause of his death.</p>
<p>Do you mean by that that you suppose the man died a natural death? - I suppose the brain had received some contusion that was the cause of his death; I could not see any thing when I opened him.</p>
<p>What did he die of? - I suppose of a fall.</p>
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<p>I went to a public house, the prisoner and the deceased were drinking together.</p>
<p>What day was it? - I don't know, about a month ago.</p>
<p>At what public house? - The
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<p>Did they fight? - Yes; they went out of doors directly.</p>
<p>How long did they fight? - I don't know exactly; I don't know whether it was so much as six or seven minutes; they had several blows and falls; at last the deceased fell on his head, he never stirred nor moved hardly afterwards; he was carried into the house and set on a seat and his hand lay on the table; he never spoke at all afterwards; the prisoner behaved in a very bad manner; he went cursing and swearing about the house, and insisted if he had done any damage to be taken up.</p>
<p>Were they in liquor? - Yes, very much both of them.</p>
<p>
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<p>Did it appear to you to be a fair battle? - I saw no foul blows.</p>
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<p>I came in at watering-time to have a pint of beer; the prisoner and the deceased were quarrelling when I came in; they challenged one another to fight and went out; they fought some time in the street, at last they had a fall which occasioned this man's death as far as I saw.</p>
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<p>I am a stay-maker: as I sat on my board I heard a noise; I went and saw two men fighting; the deceased fell, he got up again, and in about five minutes the prisoner fell; they got up again and both fell, and I believe the deceased's neck was put out of joint; he lay some time before any body took him up, then he was carried in; he lay two hours before any thing was done to him, then a doctor was sent for, and he said he supposed his neck was put out, and he was sent to the hospital.</p>
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<p>I live in a court in the Minories and sell saloop, which I have done many years: on the 15th of last month as I was going with my faloop between six and seven in the morning, I saw the prisoner take some clover-seed out of a bag upon the keys; I saw him fill his side-pockets with it and his hat; the seed was in bags, and one of the bags was cut; I did not see him cut the bag, but I saw him take it out; there were other people there, but no one was near him but myself; I have often seen him upon the keys; I am positive to his person.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Clarkson who had landed the seed, the seed is the property of Mr. Fillingham: I saw one bag of this clover-seed cut open about seven in the morning; receiving information from Griffiths I pursued and took the prisoner; I felt the seed in the inside of his pocket; there was seed sticking in it, but the seed had been emptied out, and in the lining of his hat and about his neck; this was about thirty yards from the place; I don't know what he did with it.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman: when I came back in the morning, I had had the care of it over night, I found it had been cut; being the watchman I am to make good losses of that kind; I paid 13 s. 6 d. for what was lost.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I took it up and threw it down again.</p>
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<p>I am servant to the tap at the
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<interp inst="t17770514-30-person267" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> : on the 15th of April last, about eleven at night, the prisoner passed by me; I suspected he had been taking something, as I had missed things from the yard; I followed her; the fender ran against the wall there; I laid hold of her; I found these brass fenders upon her and brought her back to the Swan tap.</p>
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>A man gave me the fenders.</p>
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<p>I am a publican; I
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I found this pot standing in the street; I cannot read; I went in to ask the gentleman if it was his.</p>
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<p>I am journeyman to my brother: I saw
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Was you in the shop all the time the other women and the prisoner were in the shop? - Yes.</p>
<p>She had been a customer before? - Yes, once before.</p>
<p>Did you hear any conversation pass at the time this was taken from under her arm between her and Pothecary? did not she say she thought it was the linen her sister had bought? - No; not till she was before the Lord Mayor; she said it cleaved to her.</p>
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<p>The prisoner came with two other women into our shop; one of the women which she called her sister bought a piece of long lawn; on observing them turn the things over so much, especially the prisoner, I thought they meant to steal something; she asked the price of several things: a person came in to look at the patern of a gown, on turning round I saw the prisoner shook vastly and turned pale; I saw she kept her arm close to her side; upon that I went round and took up her cloak, and I found the linen under her arm; I asked her how she could be so base to take it; she said it stuck to her.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I took it up in a mistake; I thought it was what my sister had bought; my sister had not taken up the things she had bought; I did not take it with an intention to steal it; I never said it cleaved to me, if I was to die this minute.</p>
<p>She called several witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>When? - Upon the 10th of April, between 6 and 7 o'clock.</p>
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<p>Do you know what was in the bundle? - I do not.</p>
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<p>I heard a publican had lost his pots; I happened to say I saw
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<p>When did you see her with the bundle? - The 10th of April, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Where did you see her? - In Laystall-street; something rattled in the bundle, and the bundle appeared to be black.</p>
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<p>As I was coming down Laystall-street I met the two prisoners;
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<p>What time of day was it? - About 7 o'clock at night as near as I can guess.</p>
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<p>I went to the burial of the prosecutor's mother-in-law; the things mentioned in the indictment were left in the apartment.</p>
<p>What day was that? - The 10th of April, I believe: the things were pulled off and laid in a box and the undertaker put the cloak on the box; the undertaker locked the door after us and put the key in his pocket; he followed us down stairs; when we returned, he was the first that went up stairs; when he got up, he said the door was broke open; the prisoners were in the room before we went to the funeral; they knew the woman that was deceased some years I believe.</p>
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<p>Do you know the prisoner? - Yes; I live in the parish of
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<p>Did you see them at the time? - I saw them directly as they were taken.</p>
<p>Did you see the prisoners about the place before? - No; the neighbours did; when the men were taken with the shirts, which was about five or ten minutes after, they sent for me immediately: the things are marked; they belong to a gentleman in Bunhill-row and a gentleman in Paternoster-row.</p>
<p>[The things were produced in Court by
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<p>I saw the two prisoners in the tenter-ground on the Wednesday, about half after ten o'clock; Hall had the shirts loose under his arm, and Bangay pulled off his apron to wrap them up in, just at the end of the gate, as they came off the ground, they wrapped the shirts up in the apron.</p>
<p>Where was you at the time? - Coming down the walk on my master's business.</p>
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<p>Who made that answer? - Hall; with that I laid hold of them.</p>
<p>Did you lay hold of both? - No, only one; I held him as fast as I could; he called the other to assist him, and got from me and went off; they were taken about 100 yards from me and brought back; that is the apron they were tied up in.</p>
<p>Who took them? -
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<p>Are you positive to the men? - Yes; the prisoners are the two men.</p>
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<p>I was working at the buildings just by; I heard the last witness cry, Stop thief; I was on a scaffold; I went down and laid hold of Hall; he begged me to let him go, he said, he would give me any money, for a man wanted to beat him; I told him I would take care of him; I took him to a public-house, the sign of the Bald Stag; this was last Wednesday was a week about ten o'clock; I kept him till Manwarring came, and then he was taken to the office: the other ran by me when I laid hold of him.</p>
<p>HALL's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>He said before the justice he could not swear to either of us.</p>
<p>BANGAY's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>As I was > coming along I saw a man and Woman lay side by side in a field; the bundle lay by them; they saw me coming and got up and ran away and left the bundle behind them; I went and took it up; I had it under my arm, and these men laid hold of me.</p>
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<p>You seized her immediately? - Yes, and brought her back.</p>
<p>[The cloth was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I did not take it, nor did the gentleman take it from me; the other young woman dropped it and ran away.</p>
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<p>391.
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<p>[The muslin was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I am journeyman to Mr. Mead: the prisoner and another girl came to our shop to buy some silk handkerchiefs; I shewed them some; she offered me 3 s. and 6 d. for one; I could not take it; some ladies came in; I put by
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<p>When had you seen it before? - It had been in the shop that day; I know it to be my master's property by the cut of it.</p>
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<p>On Monday the 5th of May, coming through Newport-alley I saw two girls; I suspected them to be shop-lifters by their having a bundle in their arms and looking at it, and they kept looking behind them to see if any body observed them; I asked them, what they had got there? upon which they dropped it; I secured them and took them to several shops till I found who it belonged to; the prisoner had the cloth when I took her.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it; the other young woman had it, when she saw the man come towards us she threw it down at my feet and ran away.</p>
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<p>What is the sign of the public-house? - Mr. Mullings's the Cock in Dyot-street; I had the things on my back; this woman came in with an old waistcoat to sell; she asked 3 d. for it; I was drinking a pint of beer and was a little in liquor; she laid her head on my shoulder and said, Young man will you go to bed; I said, I did not care if I did; I went with her to a room in
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<p>When you got up you found your things gone? - Yes; I did not see her take them away.</p>
<p>Was any one in the room with you besides her? - No one but she and me; I locked the door when we laid down and the key was in the inside.</p>
<p>What time did you wake? - About five o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>What time did you go to bed? - About twelve or one o'clock in the day-time.</p>
<p>You was, I suppose, a good deal in liquor? - Yes.</p>
<p>Have you recovered the things again? - Only the stockings; I found her the next day with my stockings on her legs; the constable has the stockings.</p>
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<p>I am keeper of the round-house: this man brought the prisoner to me and gave change of her; I took her to the magistrate who was then sitting; he said she had his stockings on, and the magistrate ordered me to pull them off.</p>
<p>[The stockings were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I unfortunately happened to go into this house very much in liquor; this young man asked me to go to bed with him: I am not guilty of doing such things; he took me to a place where they harbour nothing but such people; he paid 6 d. for a bed; I told him I did not like to go into the house, but he would have me in; we went and lay down and I fell asleep; when I waked I could not think how I came in that place; I got up and put on these stockings by mistake; I knew nothing
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<p>To SOUTHEY. Were the woman's stockings left there? - I cannot say whether her stockings were, her shoes were left; I was forced to come down in them.</p>
<p>The prisoner was, I suppose, a good deal in liquor as well as you? - I cannot say; I never saw her before in my life.</p>
<p>Who proposed going to the house, you or the prisoner? - I paid for the bed myself.</p>
<p>Who proposed the house? - She herself; she knows she did.</p>
<p>Prisoner. O my God! he came to me to New Prison and wanted me to give him 5 s. to make it up; I told him, I thought it very hard to pay for what I knew nothing about.</p>
<p>Did you offer to make it up for 5 s.? - I offered to make it up if she would give me 5 s. or my property.</p>
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<p>The prosecutrix said, she was of opinion that the prisoner had pawned the goods she was indicted for stealing, in order to support the child of the said prosecutrix.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>394.
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<persName id="t17770514-40-person340"> ANN DEAN
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<p>On the 14th of April I lost the things mentioned in the indictment from my apartment; I had seen them a quarter of an hour before I missed them; they laid on a table in a room below stairs; I lost them about four o'clock in the afternoon; the next morning I took M'Carty; she took me to Mrs. Smith's house and shewed me where they were pawned; she did not disown that she had taken them.</p>
<p>[The things were produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker: I took these things in pawn, but I don't remember who I took them of.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>395.
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<p>(Produces the copy of the record of the conviction.)</p>
<p>I examined that copy with the original at Mr. Follett's office; it is a true copy; I asked him, if he was clerk of the assize; he said, he was.</p>
<p>(The copy of the record read.)</p>
<p>
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<p>Do you remember the prisoner being tried at Salisbury in the Summer assize 1773? - Yes; he was tried for forgery.</p>
<p>Is the prisoner the man? - I am sorry to say that I am perfectly sure he is the man; I was the prosecutor then.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t17770514-41-person347" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I apprehended the prisoner in Vine-street, Chandos-street; he was in bed along with a woman.</p>
<p>You was not present at the trial at Salisbury? - No; I would not wish to say what I apprehended him for.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I acknowledge I was in America; I was convicted for this affair; I have a witness to prove the reason of my returning, his name is Thompson.</p>
<p>FOR THE PRISONER.</p>
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<p>I knew the prisoner in America at Baltimore: one Captain
<persName id="t17770514-41-person349"> Grice
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<p>Did he force him into it? - He was not forced into it, but he could get no employment or livelihood on account of it; I came away on the same account myself; I failed the same day he failed; they threaten there if they will not enter into the companies to tar and feather them: I was settled there in business: on the 10th of September trade was stopped there, and there was no business for any one, and on the 14th I failed, and the prisoner sailed for Lisbon.</p>
<p>Was the prisoner bound for Lisbon? - The ship was bound for Lisbon; he entered as a sailor; they put in at Norfolk as I heard, having sprung a leak, and were taken by a man of war; to my certain knowledge he shipped himself for Lisbon.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>396.
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>397.
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