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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177712030001"/>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 3d of December, 1777, and the following Days;
<p>Being the FIRST SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble Sir
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<persName id="f17771203-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<persName id="f17771203-1-person3"> JOSEPH GURNEY
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<p>NUMBER I. PART I.</p>
<p>Printed for
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177712030002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Newby. I was at my master's house at Islington. On Saturday the 25th of October I went accidentally, between the hours of twelve and one, into a bed-room, and caught the prisoner Storer at the drawers. I asked him what business he had there; he told me two men sent him in at the window; the window looks towards a field. I found a cloth apron, a napkin and a pair of cotton stockings, upon Storer; he had them in his hands; they were taken out of the drawers in the same room. I found the knife-case hid under some rubbish in the field. I did not see the prisoner Blakey near the house.</p>
<p>Do you know the ages of the prisoners? - I understand Storer is fourteen years old, and Blakey twelve.</p>
<p>( The goods mentioned in the indictment, which had been recovered, were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>I am a constable.
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<interp inst="t17771203-1-person56" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sent for me, and gave me charge of Storer. I put him into the ge. I asked him where Blakey was, because I knew they were connected together. He told me Blakey was gone home. I went according to his direction, and found Blakey, and took him into custody. He owned to me that Storer had had this tobacco-box. He took me to some rubbish near Mr. Newby's house, where I found the tobacco-box.</p>
<p>I am not guilty.</p>
<p>BLAKEY was not put on his defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of John Green. The wearing apparel mentioned in the indictment was hanging up to dry in the garden. I saw them between ten and eleven o'clock, and I missed them at about twelve. I found them afterwards at a pawnbroker's on Saffron-Hill.</p>
<p>(The goods mentioned in the indictment were produced in court by the pawnbroker, who deposed that he received them of Storer.)</p>
<p>I found them in a field.</p>
<p>BLAKEY was not put on his defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I live in the house of my sister in
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<p>I am brother to the prosecutrix. I heard she had lost these things. I found them at a pawnbroker's.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I took in pawn this apron and these ruffles of the prisoner on the 12th of September; I lent him seven shillings upon them. He pawned them in the name of, Thompson, who is a customer at our shop. That is the reason why I did not ask him any questions.</p>
<p>I am not guilty.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I stopped the prisoner at two o'clock in the morning with this basket and the halfpence in it (producing them). He had the basket on his arm. I asked him how he came by the halfpence, and where he was going: he said his master had sent him for the halfpence. I suspected him, and took him into custody.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I swear to this basket. It has hung in the bar for many years; we used to keep halfpence in it. Here is a paper bag, which I likewise swear to; it contains farthings.</p>
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<p>I was the officer of the night. James Hall brought the prisoner to the watch-house.</p>
<p>As I was walking with a link in Moorfields, I found this basket hid under some stones. I am not fourteen years old.</p>
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<p>I keep the Lord Tyrawley's-head: on Saturday the first of November my wife gave me a half guinea, which she asked me to weigh, I told her it was good; a great deal of company were in the house; then I told her I knew the half guinea very well, there was a nick in the eye, likewise in the G, and a little line upon the head; I gave the constable an account of these marks upon the half guinea before it was found at Gahagan's: to my recollection, upon the 5th of November I did not see the prisoner at my house, I went out; I did not return till between seven and eight o'clock. I saw that particular half guinea on Wednesday at about nine in the morning; I went then up stairs in order to count my money, and in the chamber there were twenty-four guineas and eight half guineas, this was before the Bank Note was changed; I came home between five and six in the evening, and saw this money at about seven or eight at night.</p>
<p>[The witness inspected the half guinea and deposed to it.</p>
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<p>Mr. Macdonald, who keeps the Lord Tyrawley's-head, had said, that he suspected the bricklayers to have stole this money; accordingly myself and another went to search Gahagan's room; we found only Gahagan and his wife; when I was about to search t he cupboard, I saw a tin box in Mrs. Gahagan's hand, which she put between her legs; I took the box from her, and it contained four half guineas and four guineas; and we found a guinea and four half guineas sewed up in her petticoats, which together made nine guineas. Mr. Macdonald told me, before I shewed it him, that one of the half guineas was very remarkable. I found a key in Gahagan's passage, which upon trial opened the door of the prosecutor's room; I tried it; I asked Mrs. Gahagan how she came by this money.</p>
<p>COURT. What she said is not evidence. - Her husband said he gave her the money.</p>
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<p>I am a widow; I live in M'Donald's house; I came down stairs at half after two o'clock; while I was standing at the door of M'Donald's house I saw Gahagan and another man pass by me, they went up stairs, I saw their legs through the rails of the stairs; I waited a quarter of an hour at the door, but I did not see them come out again.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of a bricklayer; I lodge up three pair of stairs in this house; I saw
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<p>I am a constable. I was at the searching of Gahagan's house. Gahagan himself was in bed. I saw Gahagan's wife put her hand to her pocket, and then put the tin box between her legs. Gahagan said, that if McDonald had not exposed him, he would have put him in the right hit, or right way of getting his money again.</p>
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<p>I am innocent of the matter. The money I had is what I got by my own labour. I have several witnesses to call.</p>
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<p>I have known Mr. Gahagan fifteen years. I went at about eight o'clock in the morning on the 4th of November, to borrow some money of Mr. Gahagan, because my wife then lay in. Mrs. Gahagan took out a tin box, and emptied several guineas and half guineas into her hand. She offered me half a guinea. I said I did not want so much; so I only took five shillings.</p>
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<p>I am the husband of - York, who has been examined. Gahagan worked for me ever since I took task work, which has been these last three or four months. I have paid him sometimes 30, sometimes 27 or 25 s. per week, for himself and his son. I paid him a guinea and some silver on the 2d of November at Mr. M'Donald's house.</p>
<p>From the Prisoner. Whether you did not pay me three half guineas and some silver on the Saturday before this affair. - I don't remember that.</p>
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<p>I came up just at the time the prisoner was taken by Mr. Sexton. I took charge of him, and immediately carried him into the back parlour of the house. I saw taken out of his waistcoat pocket the box, containing these things. The prosecutrix immediately claimed the box as hers, and said she would
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<p>As I was coming by this house, I caught the prisoner making his escape out of the window, he begged of me to let him go, but I would not; Mr. Murrell came up and he was taken into the back parlour and searched, and in his waistcoat pocket, the box and things were found.</p>
<p>I fell down in the mud, I was wiping myself by the light at the chandler's shop, where this young man lives; seeing four or five men looking at the window I stopp'd, and they began to beat me for looking at them; two men then ran down the square, two towards St. John's-street, they throwed my hat into the window; I saw this box on the pavement and took it up, I thought the house had been an empty house and went in at the window to get my hat.</p>
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<p>I am a constable, Mr. Clements sent Downing and me to enquire at the turnpikes after North and the horse; we got intelligence of him at Colbrooke turnpike; we heard at another turnpike, that he had been through there, but I could get no farther intelligence; I had wrote letters for the prisoner to his wife's friends near Marlborough; so we went to Marlborough, we found him there, at his mother-in-law's house; when I went there I asked for
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<p>I keep a public house, the Castle, between Brentford and Hounslow, the prisoner lodged at my house; Mr. Clements was at my house smoaking a pipe on Sunday evening, he sent his boy for his horse; the boy came and said he could not find the horse. Mr. Clements said, North had gone away that morning, and he supposed he had taken the horse; Furning and I enquired at several turnpikes; we got intelligence that he had been seen with the horse, we then went down to Marlborough, and found him at the house of his mother-in-law; at first when we enquired for him, she suspected us and hesitated a little, she called him down stairs; he asked who wanted him; as soon as he came near enough I laid hold of him, and said, I wanted him, and bid Furning take charge of him; he asked for what; I said for stealing his master's horse.</p>
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<p>They said if I would tell them where the horse was they would set me free.</p>
<p>COURT. Did either of you promise, if he confessed where the horse was, to set him free.</p>
<p>We never made him any such promise,</p>
<p>Question to Downing. How long did he lodge at your house? - I believe he came the 1st of May, he behaved very well till this happened.</p>
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<p>I am a carter. I stopped the little girl in the stable yard, and took the lamp and cup from under her arm.</p>
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<p>As I was coming home from the country, on the 13th of October, between two and three in the morning, I met the prisoner in the Strand, there was another woman in company with her, I was rather in liquor; they picked me up.</p>
<p>Or did you pick them up? - They picked me up, they stop'd me twice. The other woman took hold of me, and the prisoner took the watch out of my pocket.</p>
<p>How do you know it was the prisoner that took the watch out of your pocket? - I can swear it was her; the other had her hands about my neck at the time.</p>
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<p>Have you seen the watch since? - Yes; it is here. [It was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.] I had it last Monday from the constable of the night. I missed my watch, and immediately pursued the prisoner. I charged the watch with her, and Waters the watchman found the watch upon her.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman of St. Martins in the Fields. Between two and three o'clock I heard a person call Watch. I took my lanthorn and met the gentleman and the prisoner with him. He charged her with picking his pocket of his watch. She said, she had not taken it, but the other girl had. I bid her give me the watch if she had it. She gave it me, and I delivered it to the constable of the night. The prosecutor mentioned the number of the watch before it was opened in the watch-house. [It was produced in court.]</p>
<p>As I was going down St. Martin's-lane, I saw the watch lying on the ground, and took it up.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASTON.</p>
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<p>I am wife to the prisoner. I was going into the back shed between seven and eight o'clock. I went out of the room where I was at work upon this linen which was making up against my lying-in. I left a candle in the room, and came back in five minutes; I found the door open. I had not shut it ten minutes before that, and I found the prisoner in the room making off with the things upon her. I secured her. I latched the door before I went out.</p>
<p>I am not twelve years old.</p>
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<p>I am a
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<p>I am apprentice to Mr. Collins. I packed up one of these lamps in a basket, and sent it to Kingsland-Road to be put up on the road.</p>
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<p>I light the lamps on the Kingsland-Road. I received this lamp (pointing it out) of
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<p>I am one of the patrole on Kingsland-Road: two gentlemen came from Kingsland with me about a quarter before one in the morning, all was right then to the best of my knowledge.</p>
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<p>I am a weaver; as I was coming home on Tuesday morning between one and two o'clock, I saw the two prisoners in Shoreditch, one had two lamps, the other had one: I thought they had stole them: I charged the watch with them; they first said they brought them from Mr. Savage's, at Kingsland; afterwards they said they had found them. I went up Kingsland-Road and saw that there were three lamps taken away, and one more broke, the lamps were left in the watch-house.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman, these lamps were delivered to me by the last witness.</p>
<p>The prisoners said in their defence, that they were both hard-working men, that they found the lamps in the road, that they had been to drink after they had done work, and as they were coming out of the house, the patrole and two or three watchmen came up, and they gave them some liquor to drink.</p>
<p>Question to Walton. Did any thing like this pass between you and the prisoner? - I saw them that night at the King's Arms, Kingsland, at about twelve at night.</p>
<p>The prisoners called several witnesses who gave them a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>That bundle my wife bought of Mr. Benjamin on Friday the last day of October, I believe.</p>
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<p>I came down stairs about seven in the morning, and found my mistress's House broke open; a screw in the shutter of the street door was forced out, and a square pane of glass was broke out. Somebody, I suppose, got through that, and unfastened the door on the inside. Then I alarmed my mistress, who came down as soon as ever she could. When the prisoner was before the justice, he said he bought these things of one Harris; but Harris, who was present, denied it.</p>
<p>[This witness deposed that many of the articles mentioned in the indictment, which were contained in the bundles, were her mistress's property.]</p>
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<p>I keep a shop in Little Pater-noster Row, Spital Fields; I sell linnens, ribbons and lace, and such things. I sold this bundle to Mr. Holland; I bought one lot on the 9th of October, and I bought another lot on the 3d of November of the prisoner and his wife.</p>
<p>COURT. Confine your evidence to what you bought on the 3d of November? - The prisoner and his wife brought them to my shop at about ten or eleven in the morning.</p>
<p>What did you give for them? - I gave him for some four shillings and sixpence, and for others two shillings and three pence a dozen. I bought them as old shop-keepers.</p>
<p>Were you used to buy goods of the prisoner? - I only bought these two lots of him.</p>
<p>Did you know that he kept a shop? - They are pedlars: I saw his wife once in a shop in
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<p>[Part of the goods bought by this witness of the prisoner on the 3d of November were deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
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<p>I was sent for by Mr. Benjamin to take charge of the prisoner. I went to Mr. Benjamin's house. I saw the prisoner there fitting by the bundle. I asked him how he came by the goods; he said they were sent him out of the country. I took him to the justice's with this bundle: he would not tell me where he lived. We went to his lodgings at Cow-Cross. I found in one corner of the room a great quantity of goods hid under some cloaths and some baskets. His wife said that her husband gave forty guineas for them to one Harris.</p>
<p>[ Part of the goods found in the prisoner's lodging by the last witness were deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
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<p>I attend at Justice Sherwood's office. I was with Forrester at searching the prisoner's lodging, when we found these goods.</p>
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<p>I am really innocent. Mrs. Drummond bought the goods, and I have witnesses to prove that she paid for them.</p>
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<p>These things (which were found in the prisoner's lodgings) I bought of
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<p>Drummond. I am not his wife.</p>
<p>Forrester. She called herself his wife at Justice Sherwood's; they passed as man and wife among all the neighbourhood. She offered me twenty guineas to get the prisoner admitted an evidence.</p>
<p>COURT to Drummond. Was that the only day upon which you ever bought any thing of Harris? - I never bought any other.</p>
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<p>You said that you bought them the last day of October, was it so? - Yes, I bought them the last day of October.</p>
<p>Did you buy any goods of him at any other time but that last day of October? - No: I bought these at twice; I had half at one time and half the other.</p>
<p>What distance of time was there between the two days? - Three days.</p>
<p>What was Harris? - A house-keeper: I never bought any thing of him in my life before, he was recommended to me to sell me a parrot; I took it of him for a debt. He told me he had been a shop-keeper, and had some goods on his hand which had lain by him a long while. and he should be glad to dispose of them because he wanted money. I bought some of the things that are here of Mr. Tillings a shopkeeper in Cloth Fair.</p>
<p>Do you live with the prisoner? - I have lived with him.</p>
<p>Do you know where Harris is now? - I believe he has made his escape since. Harris said before the justice that he had never seen us before.</p>
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<p>I keep a public house in Cow-Cross. I have seen Harris several times at the prisoner's. When I have carried purl and such liquors to his house, I have seen such things as these on the table when Harris has been there. I lent Mrs. Borden half a guinea on the 30th of October to make up a payment for some of these things.</p>
<p>Do you know what the half guinea was to pay for? - I do not.</p>
<p>The prisoner likewise, called
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<p>I had the care of these stables. I heard the dog bark between eleven and twelve at night on the 5th of November. I looked out and saw the prisoner ripping the lead off the stable. I got assistance The prisoner heard us, and jumped off the building. I pursued him and took him before he got an hundred yards. He struggled with me for about two minutes. He
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<p>I found these screws in a bag. I did not know what they were. I put them in my pocket.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Messrs. Streeton and Company. I had the charge of some silk to carry to the Swan on Holborn-Bridge. I took it in a coach. It was in an hamper and a truss. While I went with the coachman to carry the hamper down to the warehouse, the truss was taken out of the coach.</p>
<p>Do you know who took it? - No.</p>
<p>Did you find it on any person? - No, we immediately advertised it.</p>
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<p>I attend the rotation-office in White-Chapel. On Sunday the 23d of November, I was informed by a man that three suspicious persons were gone into the Bull with three bundles. I looked through the window, and saw Cloak and Hawes in the room. I went in and asked where the 3 d man was, they said he was gone up stairs. I desired them not to let any one out. I went up stairs, and saw Minsher in the chamber with three bundles. I told him he was my prisoner. I secured them. Hawes asked to be admitted an evidence. He took me to No. 10, in New-Court, Fleet-Market, where we found the rest of the silk. I locked up the prisoners, and the next morning I saw the silk advertised.</p>
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<p>Cloak, and Minsher, and I were at the sign of the Butcher's Arms in Chick-Lane; we agreed to go out together. We saw a coachman take a hamper down the inn-yard. When the coachman and the man went down the yard, Minsher opened the other door of the coach and took the truss out. We went to No. 10, in New-Court, Fleet-Market, with it. We afterwards took it to the Bull in Petticoat-Lane to dispose of, and there we were secured.</p>
<p>While I was sitting in a public house Hawes came up to m e. He asked me to take a walk with him. I went with him to No. 10, New-Court, Fleet-Market. He tied some silk up in a handerchief of Cloak's. He told me he got the silk from on board a ship. I went with him to the Bull in Petticoat-Lane.</p>
<p>I met Hawes. He asked me to have part of a pot of beer with him. I went with him to the Bull's-Head. I never saw him before.</p>
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<p>Was you acquainted with her? - No, but I know her by sight.</p>
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<p>I heard the prisoner and another woman quarrelling; the woman said to the prisoner, you did not give me my share when you stole the ring and ear-rings from the black, upon which I took her up.</p>
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<p>I never saw the black in my life before I saw him at the Justices. I kept Sweetman company some time, we left out, and he owes me a grudge.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. As I was going home, on the fourth of November, at half past five in the morning, I overtook the prisoner just by the three tuns, seeing that she had something under her arm, I asked her what she had got there; she said, nothing but what was her own; I examined, and found it was an old hammer cloth; she offered to carry it back to the place she had taken it from if I would let her go; but I secured her.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner take the cloth out of Mr. Macdonald's window; I am sure he is the man; I pursued him; he was taken in a few, minutes in White Hart-yard; the linen fell from him as I was running after him, it fell on the groud in Russel-court; I was so near him that I did not see it fall, but I had like to have stumbled over it.</p>
<p>Was it wrapped up when he took it? - Yes; there were eighteen or twenty pieces in the window. I believe, I did not stop to take the cloth up, but pursued the prisoner. I saw the cloth in motion on the ground.</p>
<p>From the Jury. It is a good way from Russel Court to White Hart Yard, where you took the man? - Yes; a quarter of a mile.</p>
<p>Did you lose sight of him in the pursuit? - He might be out of sight, but I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>- WILSON sworn.</p>
<p>I am servant to Mrs. Macdonald. On the twenty-first of October in the morning, I laid twenty-two pieces of cloth in the window; at night there was one missing, I saw it dropp'd in the court by a person in green cloaths; the prisoner had green cloaths on; I only saw the back of him after the cry of stop thief. I did not know it was taken away till I heard. I am sure it is my mistres's cloth by the mark on it.</p>
<p>The prisoner in his defence denied the charge, and called several witnesses, who gave him a very good character.</p>
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<p>COURT. How did you find the house when you came to it? - There are two rooms below. They had broke the sash, and got in at the kitchen window. I found the drawers broke open.</p>
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<p>These things were brought to me on the 18th of November by three watchmen who stopped the prisoners, and brought the things to a house in Islington-Road. It was between five and six in the morning. There were three of them, but one escaped. The two prisoners were brought to the watch-house. These are the very things that were brought to the watch-house.</p>
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<p>Between five and six in the morning my partner came to me, and asked me to help to stop three men he suspected. I stopped one of them. I believe Anderson. Between us we stopped them all three near the Angel at Islington. They had three large bundles with them. They said they were their own property, and that they were running away from their landlord, because they owed rent.</p>
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<p>About a quarter after five in the morning I saw three men coming loaded with three bundles. I thought it not proper to stop them by myself. I followed them till I came near Morris. I called him to assist me. We stopped them near the Angel.</p>
<p>Are you sure the prisoners are two of them? - Yes, they are, we took them to the watch-house. I saw the bundles opened in the watch-house. These things are part of the contents of the bundles. The first person said they were the other persons property, and that he was under a cloud, and wanted to get these things off for fear his landlord should seize them.</p>
<p>The man that made his escape asked me to carry these things for him, and told me he would satisfy me for my trouble.</p>
<p>Turner called one witness who gave him a good character.</p>
<p>- REDGRAVE sworn.</p>
<p>I was present at the justices.</p>
<p>Was there any promise of mercy made to Anderson if he made a discovery? - There was by Justice Blackborough, and he did very honestly give the best information he could respecting his Confederates. I am sure he made all the discovery he could. I went after the persons, and found every information he gave me true, though I was not successful enough to take the persons. Anderson seemed very affected and sensible of his faults. The justice promised him mercy if he would do all he could to bring his accomplices to justice.</p>
<p>COURT. The justice has behaved exceeding ill.</p>
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<p>I live in New-James-Street. I have a country-house near the country-house of Mr. Adams. On the 18th of last month a neighbour informed me that my house was broke open. I had been there on the Sunday before. I left the house fast, and the things mentioned in the indictment were in the house. I went down and found the door and windows broke open. It is all on one floor. All the bottom parts were broke. I lost two mattrasses, two window curtains, two pillows, a cloth waistcoat, and a bag. The waistcoat I used to work in. They were found in the custody of the watch. I went before the justice who ordered me to have my things, and said I need only produce the waistcoat here.</p>
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<p>I saw this waistcoat taken out of one of the bundles found on the prisoner.</p>
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<p>I saw the waistcoat taken out of the bundle.</p>
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<p>When the prisoner was set to the bar and arraigned, he stood mute; therefore the Court directed the sheriff to return a jury to enquire whether be stood mute through obstinacy, or by the visitation of God. A jury was accordingly returned by the sheriff, and had the following oath tendered to them:</p>
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<p>You examined this man relative to the charge with which he now stands indicted. Did he, upon such examination, understand you in the English language? and has he himself spoke English? - I examined him in the English language; he answered me in the English language: I have many letters wrote by him to me in the English language; and I apprehend him to understand it nearly as well as he does his own, which is the French.</p>
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<p>You are a servant to Mr. Akerman? - I am.</p>
<p>Have you attended the prisoner? - I attended him up to the court.</p>
<p>Did you hear him speak? - Coming up stairs, when below, I said, You had better set him down on the bench, as he can't stand. He said, No, I can't sit.</p>
<p>Cross Examination by the Prisoner's Council.</p>
<p>In what state of health has this man been for some time past? - I cannot say whether he has been sick or not.</p>
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<p>I am a ward-man; I take care of one of the wards in the gaol the prisoner is in.</p>
<p>Have you heard him talk either to-day or yesterday? - I heard him talking to one Mr. Redshaw, a gentleman that is, I believe, to be upon the trial, he was with him last night, and they had some wine; but as for this morning, he muttered and mumbled, but I could not understand him. He has not been out of bed these four days.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>And this morning you have not been able to understand him? - No.</p>
<p>COURT. Did he appear to understand you when you spoke to him this morning? - I don't know; there were three of us obliged to lift him up; I could make nothing out of what passed this morning, he only mumbled.</p>
<p>How long were Mr. Redshaw and he together last night? - It might be ten minutes, or more.</p>
<p>COURT. What is Mr. Redshaw? - I don't know.</p>
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<p>I was with him last night about eight o'clock; he then talked as hearty as I ever heard him in my life. I found him in bed. I conversed with him upon some business I went about. He talked very hearty, and with as much spirit as ever I heard him. He understands English as well as I do.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You have not seen him to-day before you came here, have you? - No.</p>
<p>Council for the Crown. In the conversation you had with him last night, did he say any thing whether he would or not plead this morning? - He said, that if he was in the health that he had been in three months ago, he should be able to go through all the evidence without the assistance of any counsel whatever.</p>
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<p>'Gentlemen of the Jury,
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<p>'He has been called upon to plead, and</p>
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<p>'stands mute. You are impannelled to try</p>
<p>'whether he stands mute wilfully, fraudulently,</p>
<p>'and obstinately, or by the visitation</p>
<p>'of God.'</p>
<p>One of the Jury. My Lord, the Jury would be glad to have the opinion of some medical gentleman, whether the prisoner may not have taken some medicine that might have produced the effect to take away his speech.</p>
<p>[Mr. Ogle, a surgeon, being in court, was requested to examine the prisoner, which he did.]</p>
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<p>I observed you asked the prisoner some questions; did he give you an answer? - No; he only shook his head, and put his hand upon his breast.</p>
<p>Is it possible for you to form a judgment whether this man is or is not capable of speaking? - I look upon it as impossible. I can only speak as to his pulse; it is exceeding languid, low, and quick. There is no swelling upon the pit of his stomach, or his belly; his tongue is rather moist.</p>
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<p>Upon which Mr. Justice Aston (in the absence of the Recorder) immediately passed sentence upon him,</p>
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<p>I went to the pawnbroker's and found this shirt.</p>
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<p>I did not pawn the shirt; I was cleared last sessions for the same thing.</p>
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<p>On the 18th of October, twenty minutes before nine, as another young man and I were standing at the corner of Jewry-street, we saw the prisoner run by with a trunk upon his back, he ran against the young man, and pushed against me; I suspected he had stole it; then I saw the last witness run past me towards White Chapel; I said, I believed they were in pursuit of the man with the trunk. I stood at the end of the Minories; the last witness turned back, I stopp'd him, and asked him if he was pursuing any body; he said, yes, a man with a trunk. I went with him to George-street, in the Minories, there we asked a woman if she had seen a man with a trunk, she said no; I then heard somebody say, oh! upon which, I turned, and saw the prisoner with the trunk; another young man immediately laid hold of him, and Acorn came up.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You lost sight of the man? - Yes.</p>
<p>And you never saw him before? - No. He had on a pair of boots, and a sort of a blue frock; he seemed to be in a great hurry, which gave me a suspicion he had stole it; I took it on his back.</p>
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<p>On the eighteenth of October, between eight and nine o'clock, as I was coming out of the Minories, turning down George-street, three men came running by me, I was informed they were in pursuit of a man that had stole a trunk; I ran after the man, and presently saw the prisoner with a trunk; I stopp'd him, he begged me to let him go; and said, a boy gave it to him; they came to my assistance, and he dropped the trunk.</p>
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<p>I put the trunk in the coach, I missed it in the space of a minute or less; I turned about to put another parcel in, and the trunk was taken out of the other door.</p>
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<p>I went down to White Chapel to get a pair of shoes; I picked up the trunk in the street; I don't deny it was found upon me, but I found it.</p>
<p>The prisoner called several witnesses. who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>I lost a pottage pot out of my yard on the 3d of November about eight in the evening. Stone was at my house not above ten minutes before I missed it; she has chaired at my house; I found the pot pawned at a Mr. Nooths.</p>
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<p>I am a pawn-broker;
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<p>[It was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>A little before nine o'clock on the 3d of November
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<interp inst="t17771203-28-person327" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> called upon me. She cried and said she was in a great deal of distress to pay her rent, and asked me to carry a pottage pot to pawn. I said I would not carry it, but I would go with her. She said it was her own. I asked her why she did not wash it first. She said she had not time.</p>
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<p>I was present with the prosecutor at the finding of the pot. It was pawned at Mr. Nooth's in Russel-Court. I took Stone, and she confessed taking the pot. There were no promises made to her.</p>
<p>I had not been in the house all that day.</p>
<p>I had been out at work. I went into Scandaret's to have a pint of beer. I did not pawn the pot. I never set my eyes upon it knowingly in my life.</p>
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<p>I am a
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<p>[The handkerchief was produced in court by
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<p>I was standing in the crowd. A boy chucked something to me. I took it up, and the prosecutor laid hold of me by the collar.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>39, 40, 41.
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