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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177712150001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO. The Gaol Delivery for the COUNTY of MIDDLESEX; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 15th of December, 1777, and the following Days;
<p>Being the SECOND SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>Printed for
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177712150002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable 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 came from Covent-garden Theatre on the 16th of December last in a hackney coach, at about 10 at night, to Henrietta-street; I had a box upon the seat before me, containing a silver hair pin set with diamonds, 14 hair pins set with soil stones, a white sattin jacket, and a gauze veil; it was a large box and filled the seat. I dropped one of my clogs as I was getting out of the coach, and desired my servant to look after it, but forgot to give him charge to take care of the box; I enquired after it the next morning, when my servant told me, that he had forgot to take it out of the coach, but that he knew the person of the driver and the number of the coach.</p>
<p>Is the prisoner the person who drove the coach? - I believe so.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mrs. Barry. I put the box into the coach. I forgot to take it out of the coach when my mistress was set down. I am certain the prisoner is the coachman, the number was 101. I went to him the next morning: I asked him if he remembered carrying home Mrs. Barry the preceding night, and asked him about the box; he denied knowing any thing about it. I told him when he thrust his whole body into the coach to look for the clogg, he could not help seeing the box. Upon that he grew very angry. I told him he must know of it, and if he would deliver it that afternoon, I would give him half a guinea. I went afterwards by my mistress's order, and offered him 3 guineas; he said I must go to the lost and found office and get bills printed, and he bid me get the three guineas of my mistress; he went with me to the lost and found office to order bills to be printed; when we came out into Chancery-lane, he asked me if it would make any difference if he brought the things? I told him he might send a child with them, or send them to the lost and found office. I saw him again afterwards; he said then, he dared to say the things would come. I went again to him on the 18th of December. He asked me if the bills were out? I told him no. He asked again what reward my mistress would give? I said three guineas, and I would make it four. He said they must be advertised in the Daily Papers, and possibly they might be heard of. But they have never been heard of.</p>
<p>After I set Mrs. Barry down, I took a fare, a man and a woman, to Basinghall-street; I observed when I set them down that they took a bundle or something out of the coach. The servant says he put the box into the coach. I had no charge of it.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Lord, Chief Baron SKYNNER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I live with
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<p>[The goods were produced in court; and this witness deposed that they were the property of the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I was in Mr. Lascelles' house during his absence. I did not miss the things till my master came to town. On the 20th of November, the prisoner was left in the house
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. On the 27th of August I took these cloaths in pawn of the prisoner. I gave him a duplicate of them. He said he brought them for a gentleman at No. 7, Seymour-street, Portman-square. He told me his name was
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<p>Did you know him before? - I never saw him to my knowledge before. I lent him four guineas and a half upon them.</p>
<p>[The constable produced the duplicate in court, which he deposed the prisoner delivered to him when he was about to search him.]</p>
<p>I wrote a letter to Mr. Johnson to let him know that the cloaths were found, and I intended to bring them on the Monday following: they found the cloaths by that letter.</p>
<p>Question to Johnson. Have you the letter? - No; I have seen it; I can give an account of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I sent the letter the 27th of November. I wrote it the 26th.</p>
<p>Johnson. The maid Webster took the letter out of a drawer and got a person to read it. He told me in the letter that the things were found, and that he would tell me the particulars when I came to town.</p>
<p>Webster. I took the letter out of the drawer in the porter's-hall; it was unsealed; I cannot read; I got a person to read it; he was in the house till the time he was taken up; he was taken in the house.</p>
<p>The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a very good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of the prosecutor. The prisoner was employed by me as a washerwoman. These things were lost; they are worth about 5 s. I believe.</p>
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<p>I heard the prisoner describe the place the things were in; the man that lived with the prisoner and I went to Pimlico, and found them according to her description.</p>
<p>I am entirely innocent of it.</p>
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<p>I am coachman to Mrs. Haney; she keeps her horses in Mr.
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<p>I drive my lord Aylesford; I lost a brown great coat with a yellow cape out of the stable of Mr. Newport.</p>
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<p>I went into the stable between six and seven in the morning, and found it unlocked, and my box was broke open, and some of my things were thrown under the horses; I lost a fustian waistcoat and a velvet jockey cap.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoner on the 16th of December. I got a warrant and searched his lodgings, and there I found a cap, and a pair of fustian breeches; and I found a box-coat between the feather-bed and the cordage.</p>
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<p>I was at the taking of the prisoner; I went to search his lodging; I found a brown great coat with a yellow cape in the closet, with a cap and other things; I found in his box a key that will open Mr. Newport's stable; I tried it myself.</p>
<p>[The goods were produced in court and deposed to by the several witnesses.]</p>
<p>I was at a public house where several coachmen were drinking; they knew me, and I knew them by sight, but I did not know their names; they asked me if I was in place; I said no, I was helping Lord Poultney's servants; they asked me to take care of some things in a bag, because they were going to work at Enfield, and they brought the great coats to me to Lord Poultney's; I gave them a direction where I lived that they might call for the things. I told Justice Gretton what sort of men they were; one of them had but one eye.</p>
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<p>I live at Staines in Middlesex. I was stopped in the Staines stage on the 3d of December; we were stopped at about a quarter or near half an hour after six in the evening, by the prisoner West and another man on horseback; they came one on each side the coach; there was a little rain falling and it was darkish; there was no moon as I could perceive; it was near
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<p>Was it light enough to distinguish his person? - Yes, his face, which was not covered, was close to the coach; he held out his hand and I gave him a guinea and half and sixpence and some halfpence; I observed he dropped something out of his hand; I was also robbed of a stop watch, which is in the hand of a witness. West was afterwards taken at Bellfont; I saw him there at the sign of the Cock; I knew him immediately to be the person; I am very certain he is the man that robbed me.</p>
<p>When West was taken what money was found upon him? - He was not searched directly; I saw about eight or nine shillings when he was examined, which was the next day.</p>
<p>Did you see the stop watch taken from him? - No; it was not found upon him.</p>
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<p>I live at Staines. I was in the coach with the prosecutor; the coach was robbed opposite Mr. Cooper's house, by two highwaymen; one came to each door and demanded our money. I sat opposite Mr. Boult. West came to our side; he was dressed in a brown coat over a light coloured one; I could perceive something of his face, and his voice. I could see enough of his face to distinguish him among twenty persons when I saw him again.</p>
<p>What expressions did he make use of? - He d - d his eyes and limbs if we did not deliver our money he would blow our brains out; the coachman looked at him; he told him that unless he turned his head he would blow his brains out. I saw Mr. Boult deliver his money; when he had robbed us he went towards London; Mr. Boult and I jump'd out of the coach and pursued him; we told the turnpike-man that we had been robbed; we went to Mr. Cooper's and got firearms, and got two horses and pursued them; we came up with Green; he swore he would not be taken alive; he snapped his pistol at Mr. Boult or me once or twice; it did not go off; my gun burst in my hand; then he rode off; we pursued after him as fast as we could; West jump'd off his horse, or fell off his horse; the horse went by us without a rider; the horses were afterwards stopped and restored to the owners; they had been stolen from Long Mead; we continued to pursue Green, but did not take neither of them that night.</p>
<p>When Green nicked his pistol was you near enough to discern his person? - Yes, I could discern what sort of man he was, but not to swear to his face; I was almost close to him.</p>
<p>Do you undertake to say that Green is the man that you pursued that night? - I really believe so, I have no doubt about it.</p>
<p>Green was not taken the next day? - No, he was taken at Hereford.</p>
<p>Did you take any notice of the face of West that night? - No, I did not; I was sent for the next morning about ten; West was at the Cock at Belfont.</p>
<p>Was you in the room at the Cock as soon as Mr. Boult was? - No, but I heard him say he knew him before.</p>
<p>When was Green taken? - On the 6th of last month, I pursued him to Maidenhead with Mr. Boult; we heard of him all the way down; we got a warrant of the mayor at Maidenhead; when I came to Maidenhead he was gone before some hours; I got intelligence of one of their boxes at the Rose and Crown; they told me there that he had lodged there a night or two, and they shewed me a box; the box belonged to Davis who was tried yesterday; we found a brace of horse pistols in it.</p>
<p>Did Green lodge there as well as Davis? - One night he lodged at the Bull before Clack took Green and Davis at Hereford. I saw Green the week after before the magistrate; he pulled his cloaths off; we examined his back; he was very much shot.</p>
<p>Did not your piece burst? - Yes, but Mr. Boult's went off; he was then about fifteen yards before us. Mr. Boult's pistol was loaded with shot No. 1. Green declared he would not suffer any body to dress his back; there were about thirty marks of shot; Davis said in the presence of Green that he picked three shot out of one hole himself.</p>
<p>Did you recollect him there? - Not sufficiently to swear to his face. I thought he was the man.</p>
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<p>Was it light enough to distinguish the black horse from the brown? - We could see they were both dark horses.</p>
<p>How did you know which was West's horse? - We shot Green's horse behind; there were 100 holes in him; he was killed the next day.</p>
<p>Was Green's horse disabled by being shot? - I think he went faster after than before; we examined the horse that night, and picked a great many shot out; it was a very bad horse.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>When you got out of the coach was it wet or fair? - I believe it did rain when we got out of the coach.</p>
<p>Mr. BOULT again.</p>
<p>Give an account of what happened after you were robbed - Immediately after we had been robbed we jumped out of the coach, and ran till we came within fifteen yards of the turnpike; we called to the turnpike man to shut the gate for we had been robbed by two highwaymen; then the robbers turned off to the right over the common, and so went a back way, as we suspected, to come again into the Staines Road; I believe they were within thirty yards of us when we called to the turnpike-man; we then ran back to Mr. Cooper's, and desired they would help us to fire-arms to pursue them; I got a blunderbuss, and Mr. Bridger got a gun; I loaded the gun with large Bristol shot, No. 1. there might be a slug among the shot, I cannot say; I put my hand into the bag and loaded it in a hurry; we asked for a couple of horses. Mrs. Cooper sent her servant to fetch two horses; my horse had a bridle but no saddle; Bridger's had only a rope, we went down to the corner of the road that goes towards Richmond; we had not rode down there but about five, six or seven hundred yards before we perceived they were coming towards us; we could see the bald faces of the horses; the one was a brown, the other a black horse; Green rode the black one.</p>
<p>Did you perceive the horses had bald faces when you were robbed? - Yes, I called out to Bridger here they come, mind them; West turned aside, and Green came by us; I bid him stop, or I would blow his brains out; he swore he would not be taken alive; he turned his horse short round and came on the other side of me; then I bid him stop again; he swore again that he would not be taken alive, and then I heard his pistol nick; he was then about a yard from me at my side; I desired him to stop afterwards two or three times; he kept swearing he would not stop; I took aim at his back and fired at him; I imagine I might be about a dozen yards from him when I shot; fourteen was the outside.</p>
<p>Did you hit him? - I believe so, I thought so then; West was coming up, but he got off his horse, or his horse threw him, I do not know which; his horse passed us without a rider; we pursued Green but did not take him, but we took his horse; he had got from his horse and made his escape.</p>
<p>What became of Bridger's gun? - It burst all to pieces; it was double-loaded; he loaded it thro' a mistake, not knowing that it was loaded before; we thought Green had concealed himself; we alarmed the neighbourhood and went in search of him, but could not find him; when we came to the town we examined the horse, and found him wounded a great deal on both sides his hips, by which we were certain we must have wounded Green; we were informed on the Friday following that a man had lain with such a kind of a man who was wounded and could scarce stand upright, and who was gone to Maidenhead; we went to Maidenhead, and were informed by one Davis that he was gone to Hereford; we heard Sir
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<p>Did the man describe how he was ill? - Yes, he said he could not stand upright, nor walk ten yards hardly without sitting down; I saw nothing more of Green till I received an express to go to Maidenhead. I am certain Green is the man I shot at, I took a deal of notice of him while he was robbing the other side of the coach.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177712150008"/>The way you met them then was the way they must have gone round the common, and the way they must have gone to Richmond? - Yes, there is no other way out of the common, unless within ten yards of the place they went in.</p>
<p>Question from Green. What do you know me by? - By his face, by his clothes and every thing; I saw his face very plain then; I believe he had the same coat on he has now, and another coat over it almost of the same colour; it was a brown coat like that, it is not the same. I was at Maidenhead, and saw him strip'd.</p>
<p>Green. When you was asked if I was the man, you said it was a dark night and you did not know me? - I did not say I did not know him, I said he was the man; there were a great many marks upon his back.</p>
<p>Green. When I went into the room he came in and said Green how do you do, God bless you, and gave me his hand, and said he would never hurt me. - I went into the room and asked him how he did, and said God bless you; but I did not say I would not do him any harm.</p>
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<p>I know Green; he came on Wednesday the 3d of December to the George at Sunbury between nine and ten o'clock at night, and asked for a lodging; I have lodged there these nine months. I never saw him before to my knowledge; when he came in he said he was distressed for a bed, that he had fallen from his horse and hurt himself; the landlord said he had not a bed for him; I said if it was agreeable as he was in distress, and it was a wet night, he should lie with me, which he did; he called for some rum and water, and went up stairs; he put the candle out before he pulled his cloaths off; I heard the top of the measure go two or three times, but what he did with it I cannot say; he had the rum in a measure, and the water in a quart cup. I went to sleep, and slept till about four o'clock. He was very restless; we talked at four o'clock; I told him I had no work to do that day; he asked me to go with him; he said he had two bundles to carry; I told him I would, and went with him.</p>
<p>How was he dressed? - He had a dark brown coat on, and a buff waistcoat. I went with him to Hanworth in the way to London; he was on foot; he said he was in great pain about his back; he said he was afraid it had hurt his kidneys; I did not see any wound he had; we went to Mr. Smith's at the Half Moon at Hatton, and drank a glass of brandy and water, and a glass of gin and water; we staid there about three quarters of an hour; it rained very fast then; I went with him across the country to the Coach and Horses, just on the other side of Cranford-Bridge.</p>
<p>That is in the Bath and Oxford road? - Yes, he had no great coat on then; he got into a return post-chaise; I left him and the chaise, and went on to Colnbrook.</p>
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<p>I am Bridewell-keeper at Reading; I heard of this robbery at Staines; I was informed one of the men was shot and wounded in the back; I went in pursuit of them; I found Green and Davis at the King's-head at Hereford. I believe I had seen Davis before; I do not know that I had seen Green; I had such a description of Davis I could not mistake him; when I had searched Davis I went to Green; he said you know nothing of me I am sure; I said if I do not know your face, perhaps I may know your back.</p>
<p>Had you any arms with you? - Yes, a long horse pistol in my hand.</p>
<p>Did they see that? - I imagine so; Green made answer and said, be you up to that, old one? I said, yes, and a good deal more; he said do not use me ill, and I will give you no trouble; this was on Wednesday the 10th; I made a mistake yesterday when. I said the 7th. I searched him, and found a metal watch in his pocket; I put my hand down his breeches, and asked what he had got there; he said nothing that would hurt me, and put his hand in his pocket and gave me a brace of pistols. I did not see his back. I brought him to Maidenhead, where he was examined before the mayor. I went to Wickham to see after another of the party, and while I was gone he was taken to Reading. I found the prosecutor's watch on Davis.</p>
<p>[The watch was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I lodge at the King's-head at Ashford. West slept there on the 3d of December; we heard of the robbery next morning; we took West and carried him to Mr. Read's the Black Dog at Bellfont; there being nobody up but a post boy in the stable, we took him to the sign of the Cock opposite. Mr. Boult saw him there, and said he thought he was one of the men that robbed him; he was afterwards brought up to Clerkenwell. West had a kind of a light coat underneath, and a Bath coat over it; they were rather of a brownish colour. I clap'd my hand on him, and said he was pursued; he said be I by G - d? where are they, when are they coming? then he asked me to put him over the wall; I took hold of him, and told him he must come along with me; he asked me what for; I said he had not paid his reckoning; he said what is it, I will give it you; I will give you all I have got if you will let me go. I told him the landlord was coming, I would not let him go; he was searched at the Cock, but I was not present at the search.</p>
<p>West. When he came after me he caught hold of my shoulder, and asked me where I was going; I said to London; he turned round and said there was somebody pursuing me; I was afraid it was a press-gang, I had been pressed before; they took me before the Justice and searched me, and found nothing upon me. He came to me when I was in prison, and gave me something to drink, and said he would not hurt me; he said afterwards d - n the dog, I will hang him; instead of 40 l. we ought to have 50 l.</p>
<p>Baston. I went to him in Newgate, and gave him a glass of wine, and gave him a shilling. I said I would be as favourable to him as I could; it was not in my power to hurt him. I mentioned nothing of the money.</p>
<p>West. When I was taken at Bellfont, he said I was come to the worst place I could, for that they always took them. - I said no such thing.</p>
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<p>West came on foot to my house at Ashford, between eight and nine at night, on the 3d of December; he asked me to put him in the way to Hounslow; he wanted a place to lie in; I told him I had no such place; I have only a little cottage, I am a day labouring man; I shewed him to a public house, and we had two or three pints of beer; he desired me to come to the public house the next morning at about six o'clock and call him up. I went at six in the morning, and bid the girl call the man I was with over night; he was called up; I went a little way with him to put him in the way to Hounslow; he told me if any body enquired after him to tell them that he was gone to Kingston or some other way, and bid me leave word at the public house the same when I went back again.</p>
<p>Did you do so? - Yes; I saw him at Bellfont when he was taken.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never bid him say I was going a contrary road.</p>
<p>Neller. He did upon my oath.</p>
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<p>I keep the Old White-horse public-house at Maidenhead. I have seen both the prisoners. Green lay I believe two nights at my house; I don't remember the time; he came as an acquaintance of Davis's, who lodged constantly at my house. Bridger came and enquired if Green had been there. I never heard of the robbery till he told me of it.</p>
<p>How long before Bridger came might it be that he lay at your house? - I believe it might be a fortnight before. Green came on the 5th of December, and enquired if Davis was up; he went up to his room, and was there a considerable time; then he went away and went the road that goes to Maidenhead; and Davis went with the Oxford coach. Davis not lying there that night, my wife did not make the bed; when she went up the next day, she found a coat all wet and dirty in Davis's room; she gave it me; it is said to be much shot (it was produced in court) there were a brace of pistols found in Davis's box when the Justice broke it open. I expected Davis to return; he said he had a brother dead, and had asked his master to let him go into the country about a house.</p>
<p>Had any body been in the room after he left it? - Nobody to my knowledge, but my wife; I took the coat and hung it out to dry; there was a yellow purse in one of the pockets.</p>
<p>WEST said nothing in his defence.</p>
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<p>I know nothing about the affair.</p>
<p>WEST called eight, and GREEN called two witnesses, who gave them a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.</p>
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<p>On the 16th of December the prisoner brought the sow and nine pigs to me, and offered them to sale. He said he bought them at Reading; I bid him money for them; we could not agree; I went out, and when I returned my wife had agreed with him. I gave him 3 l. 14 s. for them; they were advertised by Mr. Berks; I informed him I had such pigs; Mr. Berks came and claimed them, and he took them away.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I told him I bought them. I did not say I bought them at Reading. I never had but two guineas of her.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of
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<interp inst="t17780115-6-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner and his wife came to our house and brought the pigs. I lay-in at the time. My husband bid him 3 l. 10 s. for them; they could not agree. My husband was obliged to go out. When he was gone, I asked what was the difference between them. The prisoner said not much, only 8 s. I said I would give him 4 s. more, and he said I should have them. I gave him two guineas, and told him to come on the morrow and I would give him the rest; his wife came the next day, and I paid her 1 l. 12 s.</p>
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<p>I keep St. Giles's round-house. I was at the taking of the prisoner. He was in bed; I found two guineas and a half at the foot of the bed.</p>
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<p>I searched the prisoner when he was taken; he had 9 s. 6 d. in his pocket. Young found a guinea and a half in the bed; he said it was the money he had taken for the pigs. I found a key in his wife's pocket, which she said belonged to a room in Berkshire. When he came before the magistrate, he said he drove them out of a field near the road, but he did not say where the field was, nor what road, as I recollect.</p>
<p>To Berks. Was you before the Justice? - Yes. In his examination Mr. Cox said to him, why my lad you came by the pigs very well, you found them in a lane or field, I suppose; he said yes, he found them in a field.</p>
<p>I was drinking a pot of purl at a public house on the road, and a man drove those pigs to the door. I asked him if he was going to sell them? he said yes. I asked him what he would have for them? he said three guineas and a half, and I bought them. It was at the Green Man the bottom of Portland-road.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Baron SKYNNER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a constable. I took the prisoner up the last day of the old year at a puppet-show, between eight and nine at night. From the information of the master of the puppet-show to the Justice, that they had changed a guinea to see the show, and he thought they could not come honestly by it. I took them there; there were three of them; one was admitted an evidence, but we cannot find him now. This remarkable knife and four others, I found in Harvey's pocket; I found in his pocket a guinea and eighteen good and two bad shillings; when I charged them with it they denied it; the paper the knives were wrapped up in, and this letter (producing it), were found in the puppet-show room.</p>
<p>[The knife was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I was at the taking of the prisoners on the 31st of December, between seven and eight o'clock. I searched Eddington, and found four knives in his pocket (producing them.) Harvey said to the boy that turned evidence, you are the worst of us all, for you opened the door.</p>
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<p>I was in the office when the prisoners were brought in; I heard Harvey say, that he took the money, and that Quagley the accomplice went and opened the door, and that he was worse than any of them.</p>
<p>I met
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<p>Quagley asked me to open the door and go in, and take that woman's till; I told him I would not; then he went in and took it himself, and ran out with it on his head; he then asked me to go to the puppet-show, and gave me a guinea to take care of.</p>
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<p>They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.</p>
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<p>I am a patrole. I saw the prisoner and a man and woman come out of the court near the prosecutor's house, on the 13th of December, about 5 o'clock. The prisoner had these things wrapped up in this apron; I pursued him; he drop'd them. Taylor, who was close by, took them up.</p>
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<p>On Saturday between five and six o'clock, as I was coming down Basinghall-street, I heard the last witness cry stop thief; I sprang forward, and saw the prisoner with a bundle under his arm; I crossed upon him so hard, that he dropp'd the bundle; I wrench'd my foot, and being unable to follow him, I turned back and took up the bundle; he was taken a few yards off.</p>
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<p>I live in the lower part of the house. One of the men, I can't say which, delivered the clothes to me; I kept them till next morning till the prosecutor came, and then delivered them to him.</p>
<p>Prior. I delivered them to this woman.</p>
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<p>Mr. Price delivered the clothes to me; I have kept them ever since.</p>
<p>I did not drop the things; they laid hold of me; I did not know what for.</p>
<p>[The prisoner called several 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 am servant to the prosecutor. I went down White's-alley after the prisoner; I saw the prisoner with the copper; as I came up, he ran away; I pursued him, and took him in a necessary-house.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I pursued the prisoner, and took him into custody; he said a boy gave him the copper, but he did not know him.</p>
<p>He looks like a bigger thief than myself;
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<p>On the 15th of December while I was buying some hogs at
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<p>I was with Mr. Dupre when he secured the prisoner; I did not see the handkerchief in the prisoner's hand, but I saw something thrown into the pen and took it up. I delivered the handkerchief to the constable, who is not here.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I saw the handkerchief in Mr. Elliot's hand; it was mine.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>I am apprentice to the prosecutors Messrs. Langston, Chambers and Langston; the prisoner came to our shop on the 13th of December, about eight in the morning, to buy handkerchiefs. I suspected him, and gave an intimation of my suspicion to Mr.
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<p>I concealed myself, and saw Birch shuffling something into his pocket; I followed him; when Birch was brought back, I saw Birch throw the handkerchiefs from him. I took them up, and delivered them to the constable.</p>
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<p>I am a constable; I saw Messenger throw the four handkerchiefs down.</p>
<p>[They were produced in Court, and deposed to by Mr. Langston.]</p>
<p>I am innocent of what I am accused with: I know nothing of the four handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>I went to buy a handkerchief, and bought one. I know nothing about the other handkerchiefs.</p>
<p>The prisoners called several witnesses, who gave them a good character.</p>
<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I went to church about eleven o'clock; when I returned after service, I missed all the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them) they were taken out of my bed
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<p>Had any warning been given, or quarrel between you? - No, on the contrary, she expressed her approbation of her place. About a fortnight afterwards I heard of her; Furnell my servant, and the constable
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<p>[The goods were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.]</p>
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<p>Mrs. Giblet's son wanted to lie with me; I refused; he said if I would consent, he would give me these things, and would get me a place in the country; upon which I went up stairs with him; after he had done with me, he gave me the things, and then he got me a lodging: but he never came to see me from the time that I went away.</p>
<p>Court. Where is the son?</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. At home; he was at church with me. I am confident what she says is false.</p>
<p>Court. Was your son at church with you all the time? - He came a little after eleven o'clock; our church is done about a quarter before one o'clock. I went out at about eleven o'clock, when the bell rang for church; he came to church in twenty minutes after; I believe it was not more.</p>
<p>Was your son present when she was taken? - He was not there.</p>
<p>Did you ever hear this story before? - No, my son carries himself at a much greater distance than that.</p>
<p>But did she ever pretend this before? - No.</p>
<p>Court to Orange and Furnell. Did the prisoner tell you this story she has told now when you first took her?</p>
<p>Both. No, we never heard this story before; she did not say it then, nor before the Justice of Peace.</p>
<p>Question to Prosecutrix. What are the things worth? 39 s.</p>
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<p>I made the boots for my master, the prosecutor; the leather was marked F. M. by the foreman who cuts them out; I carried them back to my master's shop; I heard no more of them till they were advertised. I know them again.</p>
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<p>I am constable of Mury-le-bone Parish; an information came of a robery in Cavendish-square, against both the prisoners, at the latter end of last month; we went to their lodging, and staid till two o'clock in the morning for their coming home; then we let them go up stairs, and followed them into the back garret; there we found these boots on the bed. I saw a pair of new shoes; they said we need not trouble ourselves about the shoes, for they bought them; I said then, I suppose you stole the boots: Thomas made answer, d - n your eyes, that you may find out if you can. I told him I fancied we should find it out; accordingly they were advertised and owned by Mr. Robson on the Monday.</p>
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<p>Court. How do you know it was their lodging? - They both owned they lodged there.</p>
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<p>I went with the last witness to search this lodging; we found these boots there.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. They were brought home from the making and hung up in my shop.</p>
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<p>As I was coming down Oxford-road, I met my brother-in-law; I went with him to his club; coming back we met two young men, who said they were locked out of their lodging; they asked us to let them lie with us a night or two; I gave them the key, and told them they might, and go to bed as soon as they would. The things were not in the room when we went out; when we returned, the things were in the room, and they took us up.</p>
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<p>What my brother has said is the truth.</p>
<p>Scurrah. We found the other two young men on the stairs; we searched them; they had no key; there was a padlock on the door; as we were going down stairs I saw one of the Shepherd's put the key on the window, and there we found it afterwards. We forced the door open.</p>
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<p>What were you to give her the 6 d. for? some gallantry to pass between you? - Yes; then she robbed me of my watch. I felt her hand in my pocket, and I could not recover it; when I got up, I asked her for it; she said she had not got the watch, nor had she seen it. Cummins came in and asked what was the matter; I told her I had lost my watch; she said I never had a watch; I said I had, and would not go out without it. Smith struck me, and bid me be gone for a dirty dog; I said I would not go out without my watch; she pulled out a knife, and said she would cut my liver out if I did not go, and Cummins shoved me out and shut the door upon me. I never found my watch.</p>
<p>I had been with Cummins to the Seven Dials to buy an apron; this man came up to us and asked if Mr. Durmer lived there; we asked what he was; he said a smuggler; we were washing; he asked us to drink, and he sent for a quartern of gin, and sat down a quarter of an hour, and then he said he had lost his watch; I said don't say you lost it here. I saw no watch.</p>
<p>I live in the bottom of the house; there was a young woman washing; this man came and asked if we knew one Durmer a smuggler; he said he was to bring him some tea on Saturday night; he asked if we would drink, and sent for a quartern of gin, and afterwards a pot of half and half; he sat about a quarter of an hour; I was going down, and he asked me to get him two sixpences
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<p>Prosecutor. That is a great while ago.</p>
<p>Court to the Prosecutor. Was it up stairs or down that you were drinking together? - Up stairs.</p>
<p>Were King and Carter in the room? - Yes, when I first came in they were in bed with another man.</p>
<p>The Prisoners called
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<p>The prosecutor gave me charge of Thompson; I took her to the watch-house, and locked her up; in the morning she voluntarily confessed that she had robbed this man. I have the money sealed up.</p>
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<p>Was not you in liquor?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Do you know who took it out of your pocket? -
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<p>Thompson. She did not put it in again; she gave me half a guinea to get a pot of hot; she thought I staid longer than I ought, and sent the officer of the night after me; he took me with the pot of hot in my hand. She took it out of his pocket indeed, my Lord.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I was sent for home, and found the things scattered about the room, and the prisoner in custody.</p>
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<p>I went out between three and four o'clock on the 5th of January. I was not above twelve minutes before I returned and found my door unlocked. I went up to my room on the one pair of stairs, and I saw the shadow of somebody going up stairs, higher up than my room. I went into my room and saw a hat box, in which I had a gauze-cap open, and the cap gone. The prisoner was stopped in coming down stairs; I taxed her with the robbery; she had no apron on; Mrs. Waterloe called out, that she had dropped the things at her door. When she was in my room, she was shuffling her cloaths, and she dropped a key which would unlock my door; the constable came and searched her, and found five more keys upon her, and a piece of iron, fit to open small locks; the things were in her apron.</p>
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<p>I live in the fore-garret in the same house with Mr. Cavill. I heard somebody come up stairs and knock at the back-garret door; I opened my door, and saw the prisoner drop the cloaths. She wanted to get away, we made her go down stairs, and she was stopped going down.</p>
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<p>I am the landlord of the house; I was called up and saw her drop the key; I tried, and it opened Cavil's door.</p>
<p>I went to enquire for a person in the garret; as I was going up stairs a woman pushed by me as fast as she could. I never was in Mr. Cavil's room; the apron was not mine; I never wore a coloured apron in my life. The keys I had were the keys of my rooms and boxes.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of
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<p>I saw the prisoner strip the things off the line; he jumped over the hedge; he was pursued immediately by Mr. Goulder.</p>
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<p>I was coming down the foot path; I heard a feeble voice in the garden cry out stop thief. I saw the prisoner with the things under his coat; I pursued him; he dropped them; I overtook him and secured him till Mrs. Wilding came up. He said he had two companions to whom he had given the rest of the things.</p>
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<p>I am innocent of the affair: there were others in the foot path as well as me. I have no friend but God and myself.</p>
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<note>[Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>How did she get in? - The door was on the latch; we were at dinner.</p>
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<p>I am a constable; I happened to be going by as the prosecutor had hold of the prisoner. I took charge of her. She said she was very sorry that her sister persuaded her to do it.</p>
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<p>I am porter to the Huntingdon waggon, which belongs to Mr. Johnson. I put a parcel containing 14 lb. of hair-powder into the waggon; when I loaded it there were likewise two other parcels with it which are gone; this was directed to
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<p>I was hired to carry it to the Red Lion at Highgate.</p>
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<p>I took an apartment of Mr. Astell; I moved my goods in on Christmas-day; and went out to dinner; I returned about seven o'clock; I saw a light; I knocked at the door and called out halloa; I heard a voice which I took to be Astell's; I stood about a minute; then the prisoner opened the door with a candle in his left hand; there was another fellow behind him; the prisoner said d - n your eyes make way, and they both rushed out; I called out stop thief. As he held the candle in his left hand, I had a full view of him; he was taken about one o'clock
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<p>Who went out first, you or Mr. Astell? - I believe I went out first.</p>
<p>Astell. There are separate doors.</p>
<p>Partridge. My door was fast when I went out; there was no mark of the doors or windows having been broke open.</p>
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<p>I was sitting at the French-horn on Christmas-day in the evening; the prisoner came in and called for a penny-worth of two-penny; there is a small shed parts the French-horn and Mr. Astell's house; he asked for it several times, and seemed in a hurry; they brought it, and he put the pot down and went out in a hurry. I heard the cry of stop thief, and ran out and saw him in the court; I said he was one of them; he said he was not.</p>
<p>Was he running very fast? - No; he was walking leisurely when I met him.</p>
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<p>I heard the cry of stop thief. I saw the prisoner come down the court; he made his way out of the court; he d - d his eyes, and said he was not one of them.</p>
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<p>I heard the cry of stop thieves. I went out and saw Partridge; I got him a light, and went into the house with him? there was a drawer open and four handles on the table, and the tea kettle.</p>
<p>I went into the French-horn to have a pint of beer; I heard the cry of thieves; I ran out like other fools, and they laid hold of me and said I was one of them, but I was not; I never did such a thing in my life.</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>The prisoner came into my master's house with two more, and asked if my mistress sold cordials; she answered yes, and asked what he chose; he chose shrub; he asked for change for a guinea; my mistress said she could not change; he went into the bar; she put out her money; he put his hand over her shoulder, and took up some money and rubbed it in his hands; he said he believed there was a Queen Anne's half-guinea.</p>
<p>Did he take up money more than once? - Yes.</p>
<p>I sometimes drink a little more liquor then I should do; but I cannot say I ever was in the house to my knowledge in my life.</p>
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<p>To Grant. Are you sure that is the man? - Yes; I knew him directly when I saw him again. He was very sober.</p>
<p>[The Prisoner called several witnesses, who gave him a good character.]</p>
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<p>I am an apprentice to the prosecutor; I remember putting those things into my master's warehouse on the 12th of December; the knee flap was cut for a chariot.</p>
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<p>I was at work in the warehouse that day; I delivered the key at night to Robertson who hung it up.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman; I stopped the prisoner at twelve at night; I found these things upon him; he said he had taken them from a house in Finsbury yard; he informed me exactly where the house was.</p>
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<p>I am a constable; these things were delivered into my custody; they are in the state in which I received them.</p>
<p>[They were produced in court, and deposed to by the Prosecutor and the witnesses.]</p>
<p>I found them at the door.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>Was you perfectly sober? - Yes; I drank only a pint of ale; I had come from a benefit club, but I had drank nothing there to hurt me.</p>
<p>I heard two constables had enquired after me, and that I could find them at Mr. Blackborough's office; I went there voluntarily; the men did not come then; I went there again the next morning, and then this man swore to me about the watch; I never saw him before; I live with Mrs. Smith, a quilter, in Shoe-lane; I am but 16 years old.</p>
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<p>I am the daughter of the prosecutrix. The prisoner was taken with the things upon her.</p>
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<p>I am a washer-woman. I put these petticoats out to dry; there is a window adjoining to the stair-case; I heard the window lifted up; I had lost some things before.</p>
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<p>I stopp'd the prisoner on the stairs, and found the things upon her.</p>
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<p>I am between 13 and 14 years old.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman at Clerkenwell-green. At half after four in the morning of the 12th of December, I saw the prisoner and another person with a sow and three pigs; the pigs were about three quarters old; I asked where he was going with them? he said to Smithfield. I told him it was too early, therefore I would stop him; upon which his partner ran one way, and the prisoner the other. My brother watchman went after the prisoner, and I pursued the other, and secured the pigs. Ruddle came up on the 12th and claimed them.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I asked the prisoner how he came by the pigs? he said he met a man who gave him a shilling to drive them to Smithfield. The next morning when he was before the Justice, he said he found them at Clerkenwell-green.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I saw the pigs at Justice Blackborough's. They were shown me by Jefferson; they were mine; the pigs were black pigs; the sow had only one ear, Mr. Carter's dog having torn off the other.</p>
<p>[The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence.]</p>
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<p>I can only speak to the property.</p>
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<p>I am a servant to the prosecutor. I left the pots at a door; when I came back to the door they were gone: I found the prisoner Cobb with them in her apron; she said she had been employed by a person to collect them, and that they belonged to her; she first said she lived at one house, then she said she lived at another house; while I was struggling with her, the other prisoner came and endeavoured to rescue her; they used me very ill.</p>
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<p>A woman put them into my apron to carry; I did not intend to steal them.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I did lodge at the prisoner's father's. I quitted my lodging, and left my chest in the garret; it was locked when I left it; I went last Sunday at about 11 o'clock to my box, and found it broke open, and the things mentioned in the indictment were taken away.</p>
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<p>[The stockings were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>Prosecutor cross-examined.</p>
<p>Did you ever offer to make it up for 10 l. - I offered to make it up before it was drove to extremity, if he would pay me my loss, and for my trouble. I did not want to make it up for any profit.</p>
<p>Court. How came you after that to indict him capitally?</p>
<p>Did not you offer to make it up for 5 l. - I offered to make it up for my loss whatever it was.</p>
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<p>The prisoner has used my house ever since I kept it; he behaved honest at my house.</p>
<p>Is he weak in his understanding? - He is not one of the most sensible men; he lodged one night in my house; the things produced were found upon him; I saw the buckles in his shoes; he left a guinea with me to keep for him, that he might not lose it in bad company; I gave it to him; he laid it on the table, and Bell took it up.</p>
<p>He left the box open, and bid me take money when I wanted; he lent me part of the money, and drank with me.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner many years. He is defective in his understanding, and crippled in his fingers; he is not fit for any business; he was reckoned an honest boy.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>On the 25th of June in the evening, as I was coming into my lodging, I was assaulted by the prisoner and robbed of my watch: I stop'd to make water in the court; she came up and asked me if she should assist me; I said I wanted no assistance; she came forward and thrust her hand into my left hand breeches pocket; I was buttoning up my flap, and she drew her hand across my breeches and laid hold of the chain of my watch; I clap'd my hand to it, but could not prevent her taking it; I laid hold of her; there was a man behind her, who immediately made off; she cried out that I held her so fast; I said she had taken my watch, and desired her to deliver it; she said she had not
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<p>I am a sawyer. In December last, a Mr. Black pointed out the prisoner to me, and said she had robbed a friend of his of a watch, and asked me to speak to her about it; I went and asked her if she knew any thing of the watch; she said she did; I told her if she would produce it, she should have something more than it was pawned for, and no further trouble about it; she said she would get it.</p>
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<p>I was coming home one night at eleven o'clock, by the Pantheon in Oxford-road; Bruce had hold of the prisoner by the arms; he said she had robbed him; we secured her and took her to the watch-house. I am sure she is the woman.</p>
<p>I never saw the man in my life; they took me to the round-house, and I was carried before the Justice four days running, and nobody appeared against me; upon which I was discharged.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>Did you promise if he confessed he should not be punished? - No, he took me aside, and said open confession deserves open punishment; Master I am the man that took the skins; I hope you will not hurt me.</p>
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<p>I beg the mercy of the Court, and of my master, for my family's sake: I have a large family.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Chief Baron SKYNNER.</p> </div1>
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