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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177901130001"/>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 13th of January, 1779, and the following Days;
<p>Being the SECOND SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble
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<interp inst="f17790113-1-person1" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.</p>
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<p>Printed for
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<interp inst="f17790113-1-person3" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (the PROPRIETOR) And Sold by M. GURNEY, No. 34, Bell-Yard, near Temple-Bar,</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177901130002"/>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
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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>Where was that screaming? - In the house. There are five rooms on the first floor;
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<p>Do you apprehend he could have come in at that window? - He could have come in, and did come in; he said he was a good man and did not mean to steal.</p>
<p>Who are the people that have any business in that room? - The servant maid has lodged in that room seven months. When he said he wanted a Mr. Cook, he spoke very good English; he would not speak English afterwards.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I asked for a French cook, not for a Mr. Cook; the gentleman ill-used me and took me by the collar.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did take him by the collar. When I wanted him to speak English, he laughed in my face. I said, you scoundrel, if you laugh at me I will knock your teeth out.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Harriott; I sleep in this room; it is three-pair-of-stairs backwards. There is a communication between the window of that room and the leads of the houses. I took notice of the window about eleven in the morning; there was no glass out then.</p>
<p>Are you sure it was whole? - Yes; when I made my bed about eleven the window was fast. About half after six in the evening I went up, took the key out of my pocket, and unlocked the door; then the prisoner came out. I always keep the door locked. I am sure I locked the door that morning.</p>
<p>Are you sure the person that came out of the room could not get in through the door? - Yes. When I saw him I screamed out, ran down one-pair-of-stairs before him, and called for several persons who were in the house to come up; he followed me down.</p>
<p>What did you say? - First I called to my master, then to my fellow servants, and said there were thieves in the house.</p>
<p>Did you see your master on the stairs as you came down? - I do not know that I did, I was so frightened. I went into my mistress's room and sat down; the prisoner was taken immediately. I am certain the prisoner is the person that came out of the room. I went up afterwards into the room, and saw a pane of glass was taken out of the window and laid in the gutter. The window was fastened again on the inside.</p>
<p>Was that pane of glass so near to the fastening of the window that a man could put his hand in and open it? - Yes.</p>
<p>Could he get in at the window? - Yes, any body might; I could get in myself. It is a casement fastened with an iron handle in the inside. I have lain in the room about seven months; nobody lay there but myself.</p>
<p>Was it dark then? - Yes; we had a candle; it was about half after six o'clock to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was coming up stairs, and was at the door just as she was, to ask for the man.</p>
<p>Phips. When I opened the door he came out of the room.</p>
<p>Jury to Mr. Harriott. What do you mean by a transom? - It is an iron transom casement; he took a pane of glass out of the casement.</p>
<p>I went to enquire for that person; he was to have taken a post chaise to Bath, and knowing a milliner at Bath I wanted this cook to call upon her to get acquainted with her; this cook gave me his direction to this house. I went up into the three-pair-of-stairs after this girl; the girl upon seeing me immediately screamed out; the family being alarmed, about thirty people came up and took hold of me, and would not hear what I had to say. I am quite ignorant of the customs and ways of this country, and
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.</p>
<p>[The prisoner was
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<p>Do you remember the persons of both? - It was the little woman that robbed me. I never lost sight of the tall one till I secured her.</p>
<p>You gave a description of her person? - Yes; she was dressed in a red cloak, and was a little woman about twenty years old.</p>
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<p>I know both the prisoners. Russel, the shortest, gave me two bank notes out of a green purse, on Tuesday morning; she said she found them by Whitehall. I went to the Bank and changed them; one was for 10 l. the other for 50 l.</p>
<p>Did you receive any thing else from her? - Three pieces of foreign coin, which I sold to a man in Long-acre; I do not know his name; I gave the money for them to
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<p>What was you to have for changing them - They said they would satisfy me for my trouble.</p>
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<p>I am a refiner, in Long-acre. The last witness came to me on Tuesday the 5th instant, about twelve in the morning. I bought three pieces of foreign coin of him; I gave him 6 l. 3 s. 9 d. for them. I have three pieces, but I do not know that they are the same; they were put among other pieces.</p>
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<p>I belong to Sir
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<interp inst="t17790113-2-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; I apprehended Russel and the chairman in a public-house. On the woman I found this purse and seven guineas in it; in her pocket I found three guineas and two half guineas loose. We then took them to Bow-street.</p>
<p>(The purse was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Morant. The prosecutor described the purse to me before he saw it.</p>
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<p>I was with Morant at the taking Russel and the chairman. I examined the chairman, and took from him forty-eight guineas in gold and one pound seven shillings in silver, at the public-house; some in his waistcoat pocket, and some in his breeches pocket. When we came to the Brown-bear, in Bow-street, not having found so much money as the gentleman had lost, I searched him again; in pulling his breeches off five guineas fell out of the inside of them. He lived with Russel, and went by her name.</p>
<p>For Watson.</p>
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<p>I keep a house in Westminster; I know Marlow, she lodged with me till last Michaelmas; I give her the best of characters; she lodged with me about a quarter of a year, took in sewing, and one thing or another; she also took in washing for some of the horse grenadiers.</p>
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<p>I have known Marlow some years; she bears a good character; she takes in plain work.</p>
<p>I had been at the other end of the town,
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<p>I had been up to St. Martin's church, and in coming back I kicked something before me. I took it up. When I came home, I found two notes in it and the money. I asked the chairman to get it changed for me, as I was a poor woman.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Hall. I was called up on Tuesday morning at two o'clock to go to Smithfield to my master to take care of his lambs as some had been stolen. I went down to the Bear and Ragged-Staff-yard, and saw two men in the yard I had a suspicion of, and watched them; I lost fight of them for about half an hour, in which time a lamb was missed. I saw them come down the yard again and stand by the pen this lamb was in. I concealed myself behind a cart wheel and watched them. I saw the prisoner go into the pen, lift up the lamb, and put it in a bag which the other man had.</p>
<p>There were more rams there? - Yes. I saw the prisoner put the sheep in the sack; he was in the pen, and the other man on the outside; upon that I came directly out of the yard and saw them coming after me. I was about thirty yards before them.</p>
<p>Who carried the sack with the lamb in it? - The prisoner; that very man; I could swear to him among a thousand. The bag was twisted, and he had it across his left shoulder. I walked before them to the end of Long-lane; there I stopped, and they came up to me; then I stopped the prisoner; the other man made off. I took hold of the sack, he struggled and wanted to get away; I gave him a fall and secured him, and took him to the Rose in Smithfield, and sent for Mr. Hall. I found the ram lamb in the bag with a handkerchief put in its mouth as you would put a bit in a horse's mouth, and tied round the horns to keep it from bleating. I found a knife in his pocket.</p>
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<p>As I was in Smithfield I heard a cry of stop thief! I ran directly, and saw Benden and the prisoner struggling; he had him by the coat; we took him to the Rose and sent for Mr. Hall. The bag with the lamb was on the ground.</p>
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<p>I am a shepherd. I suckled the lamb, and brought it to market; I heard the lamb was taken away; I went and saw it was the same lamb that I delivered to Vinten.</p>
<p>(The skin was produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I lost the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them) out of a trunk in the garret of my daughter's house.</p>
<p>Who is your daughter? -
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<p>When were the goods found, and where? - Some were found at Mr. Rochford's, a pawnbroker's. The prisoner was taken at a house in Water-lane.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I have a number of things which were pledged with me at sundry times by the prisoner.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I have a table spoon which was pledged with me on the first of August in the name of Tomlin. I know nothing of the prisoner, it was brought by another person.</p>
<p>Mrs. Griffiths. He has other things.</p>
<p>Fleming. I have no other things now.</p>
<p>(The things were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>I have nothing to say for myself. I have no witnesses to call.</p>
<p>To Mrs. Griffiths. How long had the things been in the house? - During the whole time the prisoner was in the house, which was about a year and five months.</p>
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<p>Did he say where it was pawned? - He did not. The next morning the prisoner's wife brought the duplicate, which I have in my pocket.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The prosecutor is sixteen pounds in my debt; he would not let me have money when I wanted, and distressed me very much, which obliged me to do it.</p>
<p>Arnold. It is not true; I do not owe him any thing; he is in my debt.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner's wife pawned a watch with me on the 21st of December last.</p>
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<p>The watch was given me to repair on the 5th of December; I repaired it and wore it in my pocket to regulate it. On the Saturday following I asked Mr. Arnold to let me have two or three guineas which I was in want of, he promised me the money, but gave me none. I agreed with him that he should not let me want money, and should let me have a guinea a week till my work was done. I finished some work for the Earl of Chesterfield, but Mr. Arnold made excuses, and said his lordship did not pay him, and instead of giving me a guinea gave me two or three shillings. I have been obliged to pledge my things to supply myself and my family.</p>
<p>Arnold. I paid him a guinea a week; he was ever in my debt; he could earn two guineas and a half a week, but would not earn above twenty-five shillings.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Whether Mr. Arnold made excuses about Lord Chesterfield's not paying him? - When Mr. Arnold had completed a watch, and delivered it at his lordship's house, I believe his lordship was out of town. Mr. Arnold went several times and could not meet with his lordship; it being a watch that came to a good deal of money he said he wished he could get it. I never heard him say that his lordship refused to pay him. I have lived with Mr. Arnold many years; I never knew him employ any person either in the house or out of the house without paying them as soon as their money was due, or before it was due.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Whether Mr. Arnold ever made excuses, and said he could not pay us on the Saturday if he did not receive money from somebody besides his lordship? - I never heard Mr. Arnold say any such thing.</p>
<p>Prisoner. At the time when I finished a watch of the same sort for Colonel Keppel, which he was disappoinded in selling, whether he did not send to a captain that owed him twelve pounds, and he not being at home, whether he did not give me a crown, and let you go without any money? - He never refused to pay me; I was generally paid first, and went away; he never refused paying any one to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Prisoner. This watch was given into my care; I appeal to your lordship and the jury whether this is stealing.</p>
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<p>On the 22 d of November I happened to to be in a public-house where the prisoner and two more were drinking. I joined company with them; afterwards they took an opportunity to jostle me. I sat down with them in the same box. I catched the prisoner's hand in my right hand waistcoat pocket; I had a half guinea and three shillings or more in that pocket. He took it out under a pretence of inlisting me for a soldier; and afterwards used violence to drag me out of the house. He was then in a plaisterer's dress; he was not in his uniform. They did not appear to be soldiers. I charged him with taking the money; he damned me, and opened his hand, and asked me if that was my money? There was a half guinea and three shillings, or more in his hand. I told him I positively believed it was. They then used force to take me out of the house; they pretended they had trepanned me. The landlord came in at the time, and said, you villains, do you mean to rob the man? and turned them out. They went immediately to the Savoy, and brought the serjeant of the guards, who demanded the door to be opened, and insisted on my going with him, or he would use force. I went with them to an officer of the Savoy; I told the officer I had been robbed; he said it was not his business, he could not decide it, I must go before a justice, or words to that purpose; immediately they dragged me by force along the Strand. I begged to stop at a house where I lived, they would not let me stop, but dragged me before another officer, Colonel Thornton, near Carnaby-market; I told him my story; he said it was not his business, I must go before a justice, and he discharged me on my giving him my word that I would appear with him before Justice Elliott in the morning. I went according to my promise, about ten o'clock, he came about eleven, and the justice granted me a warrant, and the prisoner was committed.</p>
<p>At what time did you get into their company in the public-house? - I went to the public-house about four in the morning. I had been out in the evening, and staying late, was locked out of my lodging. I went to this public-house, and joined company with them between six and seven.</p>
<p>How long had you joined with them before you found his hand in your pocket? - About twenty minutes.</p>
<p>What had you been talking about? - I cannot recollect; I apprehend there was nothing material.</p>
<p>What subject did you talk about? - No further than they accosted me, and said how do you do, sir, I think I have some knowledge of you; and they asked me to drink with them.</p>
<p>Was you sober or not? - I had been drinking, but was as perfectly in my senses as I am now. I had had sixpenny-worth of rum and water at that house.</p>
<p>Where is the house? - In King's-head-court, New Russel-street, Covent-garden.</p>
<p>Do you usually put your money in your waistcoat pocket? - In company I frequently put it in my waistcoat pocket.</p>
<p>What occasion had you to take your money out? - To pay my dividend. I did not like the company, and wanted to get out of it. I threw down a half crown, they gave me but a shilling out of it, which I thought was an imposition.</p>
<p>If no conversation passed but common civility, what was done to give you a dislike to the company? - They seemed to be of the sky-larking order, in the vulgar phrase, that is, wanting to take all advantages; they wanted me to pay more than my share. I threw my money down to pay my dividend.</p>
<p>There was no behaviour that gave you offence before you threw your money down to pay the reckoning. The sky-larking conduct was after you threw down the money? - I wanted to get rid of them.</p>
<p>What had you drank with them? - They had a pot of hot, I believe brandy and rum together. I drank but little to my share. I do not fancy strong liquor in a morning.</p>
<p>Had any thing been said to you about going into the army, or inlisting? - They said I was a proper person to serve his majesty, and such like; they did not direct that
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<p>What more did the man say to you when he opened his hand with the money in it upon the subject of inlisting? - He d - d me, and said if it was my money, he would insist upon my going with him.</p>
<p>Had any thing been said about your having taken any inlisting money before? - Not a word.</p>
<p>Do you think he took the money out of your pocket with a design to inlist you with it? - I believe if he wanted me to inlist, he meant to trepan me with my own money. I believe he had but little of his own.</p>
<p>Are you sure he did not put it into your pocket? - I am very positive he did not, because I had it in my pocket before.</p>
<p>Then you imagine that he took this money out of your pocket in order to trepan you to be inlisted? - If I had been foolish enough to take it of him again, I suppose so.</p>
<p>Then he did not mean to take your money to keep himself, but to give it to you to trepan you for a soldier? - Whatever might be his intent, he kept the money, he did not return it.</p>
<p>Did you ask for your money again? - No; he said I should know more of it when I had had two or three hundred lashes; and spoke to me with indignation and scorn.</p>
<p>Have you ever had the money again? - No.</p>
<p>Have you the man of the house here? - No; he was not present when he took my money.</p>
<p>What are you? - I am foreman to a French trimming shop, No. 34, in the Strand.</p>
<p>I belong to the first regiment of Guards. The officer lets me throw up my pay and go to work. This Sunday morning I was coming from my duty and wanted something to refresh me. I met with two young fellows, plaisterers, who worked with me; I asked them to drink, and we went into this house, where this gentleman and another man were drinking together. When we came in they called for a pot of hot, we called for three penny worth of crank; when the pot of hot came in, he threw down half a crown to pay for it, the waiter took fourteen pence, and he gave the waiter four-pence; the other man took up the shilling and put it in his pocket; he called for another pot of hot, which the other man would not pay for; the waiter then asked the prosecutor for it; he said he had no money; the waiter said he would take any thing he would leave for it; he replied he would not leave any thing. I then said I must go to my duty, upon which he asked me if I was a
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<p>Prosecutor. This man aided and assisted the prisoner.</p>
<p>Lee. I was at the King's-head on Sunday morning the 22d of November. The prisoner and I, and several more were in company; Harris was in the same box.</p>
<p>What passed on the subject of inlisting? - Harris talked of going for a soldier.</p>
<p>Did Harris propose going for a soldier, or did the prisoner propose it to him? - I cannot rightly say how that was. I saw the prisoner give Harris a shilling.</p>
<p>Did he take the money? - Yes.</p>
<p>What was the shilling given for? - He said it was to serve his majesty.</p>
<p>Do you remember the prisoner's putting
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<p>Do you remember Harris charging him with taking his money? - Yes; a good many hours after. When the prisoner gave him the shilling he was on one side of the table, and Harris on the other.</p>
<p>Did they continue on different sides of the table the whole time they staid there? - Yes.</p>
<p>When did he charge the prisoner with taking the money from him? - I believe about seven o'clock; he disputed, and would not go with him; and then charged him with having taken his money.</p>
<p>Did you see any money pass between the one or the other, or held in either of their hands, except the shilling? - No.</p>
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<p>Was you at the King's-head on Sunday morning the 22d of November? - I believe I was; I do not know the sign; I was at the place where this fray was.</p>
<p>Do you remember any thing passing between the prisoner and Harris upon the subject of inlisting? - Yes; but whether it was the prisoner that asked him, or he the prisoner, I cannot say; but there was a shilling passed between them. The prisoner said to Harris, will you inlist? - He said I will. Then the prisoner said here is a shilling to serve his majesty. Harris took the shilling, put it down on the table, and then gave it to the landlord.</p>
<p>Was there any dispute about the reckoning before that time? - Yes; there was some dispute about the reckoning, and then he paid the shilling.</p>
<p>Did you see any other money pass between the prisoner and Harris? - None at all.</p>
<p>Did they sit on the same side of the table or on different sides? - Harris sat down, the prisoner stood up on the opposite side, leaning on the table, and gave him a shilling.</p>
<p>Did you see any half guinea between them? - I did not see any half guinea, nor any gold in the company.</p>
<p>Had there been a dispute between Harris and the landlord about the reckoning? - Yes; about a pot of hot. The waiter bid him pay the reckoning; he said he could not he had no money; the waiter said if he would pay the shilling he would pay the twopence for him; Harris gave him the shilling.</p>
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<p>I am a corporal; I know nothing of what passed in the house, till I went to demand the prosecutor as a recruit; when I came to the house, the landlord shut the door, and said I should not have him without a proper officer or serjeant; I went and fetched the serjeant. When we came into the house Harris was lying on the table seemingly very drunk; we could make nothing of him; the serjeant said, come, my lad, go with me as you have taken a shilling, as the prisoner said he had; if you have not taken a shilling go and see yourself righted; he said they had used him very ill; I asked him if they had robbed him; he said no, but he had spent some money upon them.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I have seven pair of silk stockings.</p>
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<p>I was coming along the Poultry on Saturday evening the 2d of January, between the hours of five and seven, it was dark. I saw the two prisoners looking in at Mr. Darvin's window; they were together in company.</p>
<p>Is Mr. Darvin's an open shop? - There were windows; it was not open as some are
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<p>Cowen. He says he was gone half an hour for a constable? - He is pretty right; I was a good while gone for a constable. I went to Watling-street, and the constable was not at home. I returned and found them still stealing, and then went to Sir Robert Ladbroke's for a constable, and when I returned I found them still stealing.</p>
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<p>On the 2d of January, about seven in the evening, Mr. Orme, the constable, came to my house to borrow a staff; I lent him one, and went with him to assist him; when I came to the prosecutor's house, my brother had just taken Cowen. I searched him; there was nothing found upon him; then Denham was brought in by Orme and Dunnington. I was going to search him, but before he was searched he dropped the stockings by the counter.</p>
<p>As I was coming by the Compter, I heard a cry of stop thief! Some people running along dropped the things; I took them up, and put them in my pocket; I did not know who they belonged to. I advertised for the person; the advertisement is in to day's paper.</p>
<p>They took me to this man's house and searched me, but found nothing upon me; presently they brought in Denham; I knew nothing of him; I never saw him in my life before. If the man saw me taking them out of the window at several times, why did not he take me in the fact, or with some of the goods upon me at last?</p>
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<p>On the 12th of December, in the morning, I concealed myself in a little wine cellar to watch the prisoner. The wrapper of silk was in a locker in the cellar. About seven in the morning he came down with a candle to get some coals; I saw him come round to the locker, and put his hand in, and take something out, which I supposed to be a head of silk; his back being to me I could not see it; he went backwards, and I heard him wrap it up in paper. He carried up three or four baskets of coals, he then came back and looked at the locker again; there were some potatoes lying by the locker, he filled his pocket with them; then he went to the locker and straightened the wrapper; he then went up stairs, but returned immediately and drew some small beer; he then went up into the shop and went out, and Mr. Hunter and I followed him, and took
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<p>I went to get some coals. Looking about for a basket, I found this silk lying on the ground; I put it into a paper to bring it up into the shop, and went out and forgot it.</p>
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<p>I was in the warehouse on the 28th of December, between eleven and twelve at noon; I saw the door open and ordered the porter to go and shut it, but he did not. This piece of cotton was doubled up for a gentleman that had bought it that morning, and lay on the counter four or five yards from the door; I took my eye off the door about two seconds, then I looked and missed the piece. I ran to the door directly and found one of the prisoners tying it up in the other's apron.</p>
<p>Which was tying it up? - I cannot swear to that. I took them and brought them into the warehouse; we got a constable and sent them to the Compter.</p>
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<p>When we were taken, he said he had not seen the door for three minutes; then he said four minutes; then five, and so he went on.</p>
<p>I met with Mitchell accidentally at the door; he asked me to help him tie it up. I know nothing of the stealing of it.</p>
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<p>Her taking you by the hand was all in a way of civility? - Yes.</p>
<p>Then you was in no kind of fear before she knocked you down? - I don't know what you mean by that; I was in as much fear as ever I was in my life.</p>
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<p>I am a constable; the prosecutor brought the prisoner to the watch-house, and said, she had robbed him of two rings; I searched her, and found a ring upon her. She was putting something under her stays; I took hold of her, and shook her, and the ring dropped from under her clothes. She at that time escaped, and was not taken till very lately.</p>
<p>Last Michaelmas was twelve-month I met a gentleman in Fleet-street, and he asked me to drink a glass of wine; I don't know whether it was the prosecutor. I went with him to the Sun Tavern; we drank together; he said he would make me a present of half a guinea to be agreeable; he put his hand in his pocket, and said, upon my word, my dear, I have no money about me, give me a direction where you live, and I will leave something in pledge with you till to-morrow; I will then call upon you at eleven o'clock. I gave him a direction to Gray's-Inn-lane, where I live, and he gave me the ring. We went away together till we came to a passage; we went up the passage, and then he said, as I have your direction, give me my ring again, and I will call to morrow and make you a present. I said, sir, you will excuse me. He said he must have the ring, he durst not go home without it. I told him as he had made use of me, I did not choose to deliver it; then he said he must have it, and charged the constable with me. I believe the prosecutor is the gentleman; he is very much like him; he had very weak eyes at that time.</p>
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<p>I went to the play with an acquaintance; I left her below because of the crowd; when I returned to her, the prosecutor came to me and said I had picked his pocket. I was not near him; I know nothing of it. My witnesses have attended all day, but being told my trial would not come on to-night, they are gone.</p>
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<p>The prosecutrix lodges in my house. On Saturday, between twelve and one o'clock, I went to the chandler's shop, about six or seven doors off, when I returned I heard somebody over my head, in the one-pair-of-stairs room; I thought it was very odd any body should be in the room, knowing the people were out. I went up and found the prisoner in the room, with the things in her apron. She emptied them in the room before my face. The room was broke open. I got assistance and secured her. I asked her how she came there, she said a person gave her sixpence to bring the things into the room.</p>
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<p>I live in the room with Mrs. Oswyn; I use the market. I went out between nine and ten in the morning. I left the door fast when I went out. I returned when the landlord came to the market to inform us the room was broke open between twelve and one. I did not see the prisoner in the room.</p>
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<p>I live next door to the prosecutrix. My husband is an officer. Mrs. Cradwick sent for my husband but he was not at home. I went up stairs; I saw the prisoner standing in the room, and asked how she came to do such a thing; she said a person gave her sixpence to bring the things into the room. I said I thought they were the woman's things that lodged in the room, because they had news-papers over them; they were lying on the bed. I sent to the Rotation-office, and an officer came and took charge of her.</p>
<p>I was going by the court and a woman stopped me, and said her husband and she had quarrelled, and she would give me sixpence if I would go up into the room and fetch these things, and see if her husband was there. She said the door was a-jar. I went up to fetch them, and the woman came and laid hold of me.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I know the prisoner; I always thought her a very honest girl.</p>
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<p>The prisoner has lodged at my house near a year and a half. I take in washing. I have trusted her to receive money for me; I never found her dishonest.</p>
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<p>I sell fruit the corner of Warwick-street, I had three hampers delivered to me from the Henley coach to carry to Gen. Conway's. I went into the public-house to call a man to help me; when I returned this box was gone;
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<p>Lynch came into the public-house for me to help him to carry some boxes to General Conway's; when we came out of the house one of the boxes was gone. A woman, who sells fruit in the street, told me she saw a man with a box turn the corner towards the Hay-market. I pursued him immediately; I turned up Pall-Mall, and saw a man with a box under his arm; I asked him where he was going with the box; he dropped it and ran away. I pursued him with the box as well as I could, and cried stop thief! and the prisoner was stopped in St. James's-market and brought to me.</p>
<p>Did you keep sight of him all the way after he dropped the box? - No.</p>
<p>Did you see him stopped? - No; to the best of my knowledge the prisoner is the man that dropped the box. The prisoner was taken before Sir
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<p>As I was walking along the market a man stopped me, and asked Harrold if I was the man that took the box. I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>I am a stay-maker. I have known the prisoner two years; I never heard any harm of him; I have trusted him with my property; he never wronged me.</p>
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<p>I am a weaver. I have known the prisoner about a year and four months; he lodged with me; he paid me very honestly; I never heard any harm of him.</p>
<p>To Lynch. Did you hear the justice ask him any questions? - Yes; he said he got it at a brick wall, and then he said that a woman hired him to carry it to Grosvenor-square. He could not produce the woman; the justice said why did not you bring the woman in your pocket?</p>
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<p>You find the workmen in tools? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do not they frequently bring their own tools? - Not that I know of.</p>
<p>You do not know that this arbor was yours? - No; only by its being in the prisoner's drawer. I concluded that the tools in that drawer were my tools.</p>
<p>They may bring tools of their own? - They may undoubtedly, but I do not know that they do. Some of the tools are my own making.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor and I having a suspicion of the prisoner, we opened his drawer, and marked two arbors, a piece of brass, and two files; this is one of the arbors (producing it); the files are not here. I can prove several things that were found in the prisoner's apartment to be my master's property which are not marked.</p>
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<p>This broach I used two or three years ago, but had missed it for a year; I enquired after it several times, but could not find it. I imagine he took it out of the shop.</p>
<p>I thought all the things had been seen in his drawer? - No; only the arbor.</p>
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<p>I have two sexton glasses which were found in the prisoner's lodging; they are part of the instruments he was generally employed in making. I know them to be Mr. Ramsden's by the size; they are the size we always make them.</p>
<p>Have not other opticians glasses of the same size? - I do not know that they have; they may.</p>
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<p>Here are a pair of cutting pliers I know to be Mr. Ramsden's.</p>
<p>Counsel. They are not in the indictment.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Have you ever said to any body that you should be turned away, if you did not come and give evidence against the prisoner? - It is the first time I ever heard the word. I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I searched the prisoner's room, and found these tools.</p>
<p>When I went first to work at Mr. Ramsden's, I found myself deficient in working tools; I went to him and asked him for tools; I found my asking him affronted him, therefore I brought a quantity of tools of my own at different times. I am a
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner upwards of five years, he has an undoubted good character. If he was at liberty I would employ him to-morrow; he is a good workman.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner five or six years; I never heard any impeachment of his character. I worked at Mr. Ramsden's shop five years; his shop is very poorly supplied with tools. It is common for men to bring their own tools to the shop.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner four years and a half; he worked with me, and behaved very well. I believe him to be a very honest man.</p>
<p>- LEWIS sworn.</p>
<p>I have know the prisoner between three and four years; I never knew a blemish in his character before this happened. I went to see him in Tothilfields prison; as I returned I called upon Mr. Pye; I said, so one of your shop-mates is in prison! he said he was sorry for it; that he would not appear against him only he was afraid of being turned out of his work.</p>
<p>Pye. I said no such a thing.</p>
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<p>I was apprentice to Mr. Ramsden when the prisoner came to work there. I have known him four years. He always bore a good character.</p>
<p>Is it not usual for workmen to bring tools of their own? - At times it may happen so.</p>
<p>Court. Did he bring any tools with him when he came to work at Mr. Ramsden's? - It is not usual; I did not see him bring any; I cannot say he did not.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Baron SKYNNER.</p> </div1>
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<p>All your clothes were taken away? - I was in my shirt. I searched the room, and all my clothes were gone but my shirt and my shoes. I went to the justice's at five in the evening, the day the constable sent for me, and saw the prisoner coming from the round-house. I knew her in a minute.</p>
<p>How came the constable to know that this was the girl that robbed you; had you given a description of her? - Yes; at Justice Welsh's office the next morning; the other girl could not go with me for want of her clothes. I went to the justice's with the prisoner; he bid her tell what the had done with the things; she said she did not lie at home that night. The justice asked me if I knew her to be the person; I said I did. I have seen many women's faces. I knew none to be the woman, but this. She was sent back to prison till Wednesday to see if she would tell where the things were. I went again to the office at five o'clock on Wednesday
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<p>Did you ever find any of your things? - Not a halfpenny worth.</p>
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<p>The prisoner lodged in my house one week. I did not see her on the night of the robbery, nor afterwards, till I saw her at the justice's; this was on the Sunday night. I never saw her afterwards.</p>
<p>Being big with child; I went home to my mother on the Saturday; the other woman, and several others lodged in the room. I know nothing of the prosecutor.</p>
<p>To Riley. Was you sober? - I was as sober as I am now. I was in my right senses.</p>
<p>Court. If you had been in your senses, you would not have gone there? - I should not, but you see the temptations of the world.</p>
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<p>How old are you? - About fourteen. I am servant to Mr. Firmage. On Christmas night I was at the next door; I saw the prisoner cross the way, and take two pint pots off the rails.</p>
<p>Whose pots were they? - Mr. Firmage's. I put them on the rails. It was seven o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Could you see him? - Yes; it was only next door; He went a few doors farther, and put them in his pocket; he then returned, I thought, to take some more. I went over the way, and told the watchman of it, who was at my master's door.</p>
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<p>I was going by Mr. Firmage's door, and the boy came and told me, that a man over the way had taken two of his master's pots and put them in his pocket. I went to lay hold of him, and he made a stroke at me with a stick, and ran away. I pursued him and took him. I asked him what he had done with the pots; he said they were Mr. Firmage's pots, that he was only playing the rogue with the boy, and would bring them to Mr. Firmage. I secured him, and brought him to Mr. Firmage's. The pots were not found upon him.</p>
<p>Firmage. When the prisoner was brought to my house, we got a candle and lantern and searched the stable yard which he ran through, and found the pint pots on a dung-hill in the corner of the yard. Ayres was not with us when we found the pots.</p>
<p>It is all right what Mr. Firmage says; I was so much in liquor that I did not know what I did at the time.</p>
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<p>I am son-in-law to Mrs. Berwick. Mr. Firmage sent us word that he had taken a man with one of our pots.</p>
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<p>We got a search warrant and went and searched the prisoner's lodging, and found four quart and three pint pots in a trunk. In a closet we found a cake of pewter which had been melted in this iron pot (producing them).</p>
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<p>This quart pot is Mrs. Berwick's; she has lost three dozen in three weeks. I cannot give any particular account of the loss of it; it is worth two shillings.</p>
<p>The metal that was melted down was a wash-hand bason. I was in liquor and picked them up in the street.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I was at the playhouse, the prosecutrix charged the prisoner with picking her pocket. I secured her; I took her out of the crowd into the pit passage, and went to search her, and the keys fell from her.</p>
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<p>I know nothing of it; the things were not found upon me.</p>
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<p>Last Monday four weeks, I lost five shifts, a cotton and a camblet gown, a remnant of cotton and a remnant of camblet, a check apron, a petticoat, and a breakfast cloth. I go out a charring; they were taken out of my lodging. Some were found sold, and some pawned.</p>
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<p>My father keeps a sale-shop in Monmouth-street. I have two gowns, and an old check apron, and two remnants. I bought them of the prisoner on the 14th of December, for eleven shillings and sixpence.</p>
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<p>Are you sure the prisoner is the person? - Yes; to the best of my knowledge; I have no doubt of it.</p>
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<p>My father keeps a pawnbroker's shop. I have five shifts; I had them of a woman; I cannot say whether it was the prisoner; she said her name was
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<p>Prosecutrix. Judd lives in the one-pair-of-stairs room, I live in the two-pair-of-stairs.</p>
<p>To the prosecutrix. How long was it after you lost the things before you took the prisoner? - I went to synagogue at seven, returned at nine, and found my door broke open; the prisoner was in the house when I went out; she was out when I returned, and did not come home till noon; then I got a warrant and took her, and had her before Justice Justice Sherwood, and she owned taking the things to the officer. I did not hear it myself.</p>
<p>Did you hear own it yourself? - Yes; at the justice's I heard her own it; I told her before we went to the justice, if she would own it it would better for her, and I would pay for the things; but she would not. I made her no promise afterwards.</p>
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<p>I did not take the ribband. I was searched; I had only the ribband I bought.</p>
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<p>On the 24th of December, between four and five in the evening, two persons came into my shop, and asked for some clear lawn.</p>
<p>Was the prisoner one of them? - No; I believe she was connected with them, I apprehended that they were thieves, and looked sharp after them. I showed them the articles they asked for; they objected to it, and were going out; I said they had better let me cut them half a yard off; with that one came to the counter side, the other stood by a horse that we hang linen on to show. The prisoner stepped up on the step, and took this piece of printed linen from the horse. I stepped round the counter, called my wife, and went out after the prisoner, and saw it under her arm. I took her and brought her back. When I brought her into
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<p>Going along I picked up this linen; the man laid hold of me; I said if it was his property he should have it. I never was in the shop.</p>
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<p>I lost a piece of cotton cloth last Friday. About four in the afternoon the prisoner and another woman came into shop to look at some cotton for a gown; while I was serving the other woman, the prisoner went to the farther end of the shop. When they went out, I thought the prisoner had something under her arm; I went after her and found the cotton upon her.</p>
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<p>I went with an acquaintance to buy a gown; she took some cotton with her for a pattern; I took this piece of cotton by mistake. I thought it was the piece she brought with her.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. She had no pattern to match.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I have known her two years; she always bore a good character. I was under a bond to a Mr. Blunt, for whom she worked, as a security for her work. I never knew but she was very honest.</p>
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<p>I have known her ten years. I never knew any thing amiss of her.</p>
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<p>I have known her ten years; and never knew a wrong thing of her.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.</p>
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<p>108, 109.
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<p>I live at Staines. I lost three sacks of pulse, that is beans and peas together, on the 4th of January, Monday was a week, out of a wharf; they were on a waggon; we missed them in the morning, and made enquiry, and heard that some sacks had been carried to a Mr. Ford's. I met Mr. Ford, and asked him if two men had not brought some peas and beans to his house; he said they had. I went to his house and found them; there were some of them shot. I knew them to be mine.</p>
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<p>I am a constable in Staines. I received these sacks from Mr. Rolfe.</p>
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<p>On Monday evening, the 4th of January, the prisoner Harper came to me and asked me if I wanted any horse beans; the other prisoner was not with him then. I said if he had any he might let me have a sack; he said he would let me have it presently. He did not come again till about ten o'clock at night; then they both came; Mays brought the sack and shot it in the bin. I looked at it, it was a very bad sort. Harper said he had two sacks more that I might have; I said I did not choose to have them; he said if I would have them we should not differ about the price, and he would bring them; accordingly they brought the other two sacks and pitched them in my granary; I said I
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<p>Had you any conversation with Mays about it? - No; not a word; Mays brought all the three sacks.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the charge.</p>
<p>MAYS's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>To my knowledge I never saw them.</p>
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<p>I am a
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<p>How was this confession made, did you make him any promise to induce him to confess? - No, there was no promise made him whatever, nor any thing of that sort hinted to him. When we carry our files to the file cutters, as they have so many, they mark the names of the persons they belong to upon them; my files were so marked. There is about a third of them are broken off just at the mark; I am certain to about thirty of them, the quantity laid in the indictment, being my property. Hedge very well knew Baylis was my apprentice; my dwelling house is at a distance from the house of Hedges but the place where I work is within ten yards of his house.</p>
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<p>I am an ironmonger. On the 12th of December Mr. Jackman came to my house; the prisoner Hedge's wife being there with files I sent for him. She has brought things to my house from time to time. She was taken into custody.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I took Mrs. Hedge up on being informed by Mr. Jackman that these things belonged to him. I went with Jackman to Hedge's house; we found him in bed; I found the things mentioned in the indictment in his shop; they lay about the shop; some in one place, some in another, some of them rather out of sight; the mandrell was open in the shop. I took Baylis, and told him the best thing he could do for his master, now he had robbed him, was to confess what he had taken.</p>
<p>(The things were produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>I borrowed the Mandrell to round some handles, and the screw I borrowed to mend a brass fronted stow; as to the box and pin the young man asked me to let him leave them there till he fetched them away. I have often lent him tools out of my shop for his master's use. I thought there was no harm in borrowing a tool of a man.</p>
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<p>I have known Baylis two years; he is a hard working young fellow; I never heard any thing bad of him before in my life.</p>
<p>Would you employ him? - Yes.</p>
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<p>I have known Baylis six years; I never knew any harm of him.</p>
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<p>I am a coachmaker. I have known Baylis six years; he always bore a good character; his father lodged in my house.</p>
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<p>I am a smith. I have known Baylis about a year; I worked in the same shop with him; he is an industrious honest man.</p>
<p>For Hedge.</p>
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<p>I keep a chandler's shop in Liquorpond-street. I have known Hedge six or seven years; he has used my shop, he always paid me very honestly; he bears a good character.</p>
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<p>I am a smith. I have known Hedge between sixteen and seventeen years, he has worked for me almost all that time; he has served me with goods.</p>
<p>What does he deal in? - He makes screws and nails.</p>
<p>Is the mandrell a thing that is used to make screws or nails? - No; it may be used to open manger rings; he makes many of them for me.</p>
<p>- BAKER sworn.</p>
<p>I have known Hedge five years; I never knew any other than he was an honest man; I rented part of a shop of him, and have left goods in it to a considerable value. I never missed any thing.</p>
<p>Another Witness sworn.</p>
<p>I have known Hedge's wife going on twenty-seven years; I always looked upon them to be honest just people.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.</p> </div1>
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<p>Wright. Did not you spend two shillings in liquor, and one shilling in victuals? - No.</p>
<p>Perry. I fetched in the liquor? - I believe she did, and locked the door on me. When they got me in she took the key in her hand, and swore, you bloody buggering villain, if you do not deliver us your money we will kill you. When they had got my money they opened the door and turned me out; then I went and got a constable.</p>
<p>- DAVIS sworn.</p>
<p>I am a constable. On the sixth of this month, between ten and eleven at night, the prosecutor came to the watch-house, and
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<p>(The buckles were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Wright came in, and we took her, but found nothing upon her; she had no pockets on.</p>
<p>Wright. Did not I say if he would give me the three shillings for lying with me, I would give him the buckles? - No.</p>
<p>I was in Bishopsgate-street, just come from work. I saw this man; he asked me where I was going; I said home. He went home with me, and sent for something to drink. He spent three shillings; he had no more in the world. When he was going to bed; he said, my dear, I will make you a present of these knee buckles to sleep with you all night. I went to bed with him; he got up in a rage, and said he would not stay any longer he was going into the country. He took his watch, and said give me my knee buckles; I said I would not, he might stay all night if he would, and he gave me a smack of the face.</p>
<p>I was washing next door to this place; I was just finished. Wright came and asked me for the key of the room, and she and this man went in. I fetched two or three pots of beer, then a shilling-worth of ham, and he gave her the buckles to sleep with her.</p>
<p>Wright. He was very much in liquor.</p>
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<p>Mr. Gates and I were at the watch-house when they were brought in. The prosecutor was as sober as he is now, and told the same story.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I am an apprentice to Mrs. Wright.</p>
<p>What age are you? - Thirteen. The prisoner came to our shop last Saturday, and bought a handkerchief; she then asked to look at some lace. I sent a little boy into the parlour, where m y mistress lay-in, to bring a little box of lace out, and I showed her several pieces; there was none that would do. As I was putting the lace into the box off the counter, I saw her take a piece, and lay it on the paper her handkerchief was in, and put it altogether in at her pocket hole. When she had done this, she was going sharp from the counter; I called out stop ma'am. She was opening the street door in a great hurry; I ran round the counter, laid hold of her gown, and called for nurse, who was in the next room, to come and assist me; we took her, and brought her into the parlour. I charged her with stealing the lace; she instantly denied it; she was very willing to be stripped and searched twice; the second time the lace was found. I was not in the room when it was found.</p>
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<p>Where did you find it? - In her private parts. I delivered it to
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<p>(The lace was produced in court by the constable, and deposed to by Bolland.)</p>
<p>I went to this shop, and bought a handkerchief. I went to put my handkerchief in my pocket, the lace lying by it; I took it up by mistake with the handkerchief, and put it in my pocket. I told them so when they charged me with it, and took it out and gave it them.</p>
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<p>I did it through want.</p>
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<p>I live in Plumbtree-court, Holborn. I am 2
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<p>Did you know Irons before? - I did not, but Kimber did. Minsham asked us to go up stairs in the room where the common prisoners were? there was a man making shoes there. Kimber said he would go up and be measured for a pair; we went up, and staid about half an hour; then Minsham asked me to come down. Minsham and some other prisoners went down first, and Kimber and I followed them. They shut the door at the bottom of the stairs, and I lost my watch.</p>
<p>Who went down with you? - I cannot say right. My watch was in my fob; they fastened my mouth, knocked me against the place, and took it from me.</p>
<p>Who did that? - It was so dark I could not see them. It was those that went down stairs.</p>
<p>Did you perceive any body's hand about your pocket? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you take hold of the hand? - Yes.</p>
<p>Whose hand was it? - I could not tell in the dark. I lost my watch and buckles. I never got my watch again.</p>
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<p>I am a coach-harness-maker. Last Tuesday night, about five o'clock, the prosecutor and I went to Newgate to an acquaintance of mine. When we came into the yard, the people said he was not there.
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<interp inst="t17790113-29-person308" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> asked me how I did, and how all the people at Tothilfields did. We went up stairs, and sat about half an hour with a shoe-maker. Marshall asked Wilkins what o'clock it was; it was then five minutes after seven o'clock. Marshall asked me to go down stairs; Marshall went down, I followed him, and the prosecutor came after me. Marshall called Minsham out of the other ward; they shut to the door. I was shoved behind the door; I heard the prosecutor cry out, Gentlemen, do not burt me, take what I have and welcome. I do not know who took the watch.</p>
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<p>These men came into Newgate on Tuesday.
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<p>The prisoners in their defence said, there were persons in the gaol could prove where they were when the watch was stolen, that the prosecutor went round the gaol with them to find the watch, and offered five shillings reward.</p>
<p>Wilkins. I did not go round the gaol with them. I offered a crown to any body that would bring me my watch.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>2d Count. For stealing in the same dwelling-house a bank note, marked, No. H 196, dated London, the 2d of December, 1778, signed O. Gething, and payable to
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17790113-30-defend311 t17790113-30-deflabel170"/>s at the time; after I had made up the letter, I left it with the note inclosed in it in the clerk's office, where I always leave letters, and went out of town, and did not return till Monday the 14th of December. I had notice from my client, that no such note or letter had come to hand, I read Mr. French's letter in the presence of the prisoner and two others of my clerks. On receiving the letter from Mr. French, I told my clerks I was sure the letter had not gone fairly out of the office, that I suspected one of them, and if any one of them would confess taking the letter, and let me have the letter again, it should go no farther; none of them would confess it; upon which I took them to the Rotation-office, and they were examined. I went to the Bank, and found the note indorsed,
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>This conversation about giving of a twenty pound note was on the 1st of January? - Yes.</p>
<p>After you had said in the office that it was better to restore the note? - Yes.</p>
<p>You took him in his own lodging? - Not in his own lodging; when we went after him, he fled into a two-pair-of-stairs room, where he never was before.</p>
<p>There is a door out of the office into the street without going into the house? - Yes; there are two doors to the office, one into the street and the other into the dwelling-house; but my orders are that the door into the street shall always be kept shut when they go out of the office; and I believe they were complied with.</p>
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<p>I am cashier of the Bank. This note was brought to me for payment, on the 16th of December; I examined it by our list of lost notes, and found it was not a stopped note; I then marked it for payment, and then returned it to the bearer in order for him to receive the money.</p>
<p>Do you know who the bearer was? - No; I have not the least idea of his person; I sometimes ask where persons live; I have wrote on the back of this note Rathbone-place, by which I suppose he gave me that direction, but I cannot remember it is so long ago.</p>
<p>TROWARD COWELL sworn.</p>
<p>I belong to the Bank. Receiving this note with the name of Gardner on it; I paid it. I know nothing of the bearer.</p>
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<p>I am clerk to Mr. Frost. About the 5th of December last Mr. Frost wrote a letter to a Mr. French, and threw it down upon my desk and desired some of us, meaning the clerks, to put it in the post.</p>
<p>How many clerks were in the office then? - Three of us. Some time after, wanting to go to dinner, I desired Mr. Bonney, the youngest clerk, to take the letter to the Post-office; he desired I would take it; I told him I should not, and desired he would take it, as he had taken a copy of the bill which I believed was in that letter; I left the letter and went out; the prisoner was then present. Mr. Frost gave Mr. Bonney the bill to copy; the prisoner examined the bill with Mr. Bonney; I was present at the time. When I left the office, the letter was lying on my desk; the prisoner was standing by the fire, and Mr. Bonney was at his desk. I did not return till the Monday following.</p>
<p>Was you there when Mr. Frost came into the office and gave the intimation that the bill was missing? - I was.</p>
<p>What did Mr. Frost say on that occasion? - He came in, and told us it was a very serious matter, that somebody must have taken the letter, meaning, I imagine, one of us; he said that if either of us would acknowledge that we had the note or the letter, that he would really forgive it, and take no farther notice of it.</p>
<p>The note or the letter, was it both? - Either.</p>
<p>None of you did acknowledge it at that time? - No; we were all taken that evening to the Rotation-office, and examined; when Mr. Frost again repeated, that he would forgive the person who had taken the note or letter, provided it was either of us. We all denied knowing any thing of the matter.</p>
<p>Do you remember the day of the month when this promise was made, and you were taken to the Rotation-office? - I cannot exactly remember the day of the month.</p>
<p>Did the prisoner continue in the office till you had notice that the letter was missing or miscarried? - Yes; all the time; he was absent, after the letter was missing, from Thursday to Monday. I do not know the day of the week; he was taken upon the first of January; I was present when he was taken; Mr. Frost charged him with taking the note that had been missing; he said he hoped he did not intend to charge him solely with it; he said he certainly should, for he had received the money; then he wanted to speak with Mr. Frost in private, and said that he would give him a twenty pound note.</p>
<p>Did he do that of himself, without any promise or threat whatever? - He did.</p>
<p>Did he intimate what the twenty pound note was to be given for? - He said he would give him a note for twenty pounds; he wanted to speak with him in private, but Mr. Frost refused it. We had received a letter on Wednesday from an acquaintance of Mr. French, informing us, that Mr. French had not received the letter. Mr. Mollineaux came in the evening, I think, of the Wednesday, before Mr. Frost came home, and told us he was surprised to find Mr. French
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177901130031"/> had not received the letter and the twenty pounds. Just as Mollineaux was going out, I said it was very surprising what was become of the note, somebody must have it; it would come out; the prisoner said, do not acquaint Mr. Frost with it now, stay till another time; I said why not?</p>
<p>What time in the evening was this? - I believe it might be about six or seven; our candles were lighted at the time. When Mr. Frost came home, I was going to tell him; he turned away and met Mr. Bonney, the young clerk, who informed him of it.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You knew in the office that this note was missing before you saw Mr. Mollineaux? - Yes.</p>
<p>Then it was no secret in the office, Mr. Frost knew of it before? - Yes; but he was not acquainted with the contents of Mr. Mollineaux's letter.</p>
<p>Mr. Frost knew that the letter was missing before? - Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Frost. I knew of it on the Monday, this was on the Wednesday.</p>
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<p>I am clerk to Mr. Frost. On the 5th of December Mr. Frost gave me a note of twenty pounds to take a copy of.</p>
<p>Did you examine it with any body? - Yes; with the prisoner. When I had copied it I delivered it back to Mr. Frost.</p>
<p>How long after you gave it back was it that Mr. Frost gave the letter to go by the post; did he say that the note was to go by the post when he gave it you to copy? - Yes, and gave me the outside of the letter to copy.</p>
<p>Did he make this declaration in the presence of the prisoner, that it was to go by the post? - I cannot say.</p>
<p>How long after did Mr. Frost leave the letter? - About a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Did you carry the letter? - No; it lay some time on the desk where Mr. Frost put it. Mr. Williams was going to dinner, the prisoner was standing by the fire; Mr. Williams and I had some words about taking it as he was going out.</p>
<p>Did Williams give any reason why he would have you take the letter more than any of the other clerks? - Yes; because I had taken a copy of it.</p>
<p>Was that in the hearing of the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did Williams go away? - Yes; and left the letter behind him.</p>
<p>Did you take it? - No; the prisoner and I went into another room to look for a book; when I went out of the office, I locked the door that opens into the street.</p>
<p>You left the letter in the office? - I am not certain whether it was there then, it was there when Williams went from the office; after we had been looking in a room or two, we returned into the office and the prisoner took his hat and we went out again and went up stairs; the door was then locked; we could not find the book; I let him out at the street door into Charlotte-street, then I returned into the office.</p>
<p>Did you see the letter, or do you know whether it was in the office at that time? - No.</p>
<p>Did you ever see the letter again? - No; I sat down and wrote some time; the letter came into my mind I looked on the desk it was not there; I searched a little time, but could not find it.</p>
<p>Is it usual to be so careful to lock the office every time you go out into any room in the house? - I always do if there is nobody in the office.</p>
<p>There is a door out of the office into the street, and a door into the house? - Yes. When the prisoner returned from dinner, I asked him if he had taken it to the post; he said, as I understood, that he had taken it and given it to James, Mr. Frost's servant, he seemed to laugh at me for thinking it was not safe.</p>
<p>Did you think it was not safe, by asking after it? - I thought it was safe when he told me he had taken it. On the 10th of the same month he went out about twelve o'clock, and never returned till the Monday following.</p>
<p>What day of the week was the 10th? - Thursday; Monday was the 14th. Mr. Frost came to town on the Monday morning; we received a letter for him on the Saturday before, from Mr. French.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177901130032"/>Did he tell you that he had received a letter from Mr. French? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was the letter, that was intended to be sent, directed to Mr. French? - Yes; here is a copy of the direction, I took it at the time (producing it with the copy of the note)</p>
<p>( The note and copy were both read in court.)</p>
<p>There is written at the bottom of the copy of the note, inclosed in a letter to Mr.
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<p>What did Mr. Frost say to you when he found Mr. French, had not received the letter? - What he said was after Mr. Mollineaux came, I believe.</p>
<p>Was you in the office when Mr. Mollineaux came? - Yes.</p>
<p>Where was your master? - Gone out. I went out just as Mr. Mollineaux went out; when I returned I met Mr. Frost as I came in, and told him what Mr. Mollineaux had said. The first time I spoke to the prisoner about it was before Mr. Mollineaux came. When I found that the letter did not go safe, I asked him if he did not give the letter to James; he said no, he did not; that he said perhaps James might take it; I told him I thought he said that he had given it to James. I was not certain what he had said to me; I was doubtful.</p>
<p>You doubted whether he had said perhaps James might take it, or whether he said he had taken it? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do you think now he said James had taken it? - Yes. Upon Tuesday the 22d of December Mr. Frost came into the office, and told us it must lay amongst us, it must be one of us that had taken the note, and that if either of us would confess it, and give him the letter, he would forgive the note.</p>
<p>Are you sure that was his expression? - Yes, my lord, I am pretty certain of it.</p>
<p>What reason did he give you, or did he give you any, why he was anxious to have the letter? - He said there was something private in it, that he would not wish any one to know but Mr. French and himself.</p>
<p>Then you were carried before the justice of peace? - Yes; we were all examined there.</p>
<p>Did the prisoner continue in the office all the time after that? - No; the next day he was very anxious to see Mr. Frost, to settle his accounts; that was the 23d, I believe, between ten and twelve in the morning.</p>
<p>Did Mr. Frost settle his accounts? - No; Mr. Frost was going out about a good deal of business; he told him he could not do it then, he would when he returned.</p>
<p>Did he stay till Mr. Frost came home? - No; he said he was going out and would return again; he went out and presently returned; then he said he was going home to dinner, and went away but never returned again.</p>
<p>You never saw him afterwards till he was taken up? - No.</p>
<p>Was you present when he was taken up? - No; I saw him at the Rotation-office.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>At the time the prisoner was absent from the 10th to the 14th, Mr. Frost himself was out of town, was he not? - No; he went out of town on the Saturday, and returned on the Monday.</p>
<p>Do you remember his saying that the reason why he could not come was because he had cut his thumb? - Yes.</p>
<p>You say that you thought at first he said that he had given the letter to James; when he said he did not say so, but that perhaps James took it, you doubted which was the expression? - I did.</p>
<p>Did he give any reason why he wanted his accounts settled? - He said he was going to see his sister in Hampshire.</p>
<p>You did not see the Bank note put in the letter? - No.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Frost.</p>
<p>Did you ever receive a letter, or take a letter from the office? - No.</p>
<p>Had you any conversation with the prisoner, about any letter being taken out of the office? - No.</p>
<p>That is all you know about it I suppose? - Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Frost. There is another note which has not been mentioned, which the constable took out of his pocket, which is another
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177901130033"/> 20 l. note, which I lost from a drawer, marked with the letter N in my office, where I usually keep these notes; I gave that note to the prisoner the latter end of August, or beginning of September to receive; the woman that drew it desired me to wait a little while. After the time was expired, I gave it to the prisoner to present to the Board of Green Cloth; he returned it to me again, and to the best of my rememberance I put it in the drawer. When he was absconded, I looked in the drawer for the note, and missed it, and said, that he had taken that as well as the Bank note.</p>
<p>You said you gave it to him first to receive; that an excuse was made desiring you to wait a particular time, and he then gave it you again? - Yes.</p>
<p>You gave it him a second time? - Yes.</p>
<p>And you think he gave it you again and you put it in the drawer? - Yes; I think I asked him for it and he gave it me, and I put it in the drawer.</p>
<p>And the moment he absconded, you looked in the drawer where you expected to find it, and it was gone? - Yes; and I went immediately into the office, and said he had got the note of Mrs. Carter's too with him.</p>
<p>(The note was read in court, and answered the description given of it in the indictment.)</p>
<p>Was that drawer locked or open? - Open.</p>
<p>Court. Why did you do those things, it is a great temptation? - I would not have kept him in my office, if I had not thought him honest.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I took the prisoner, and searched him by the order of the magistrate. When we went to search him, he objected to it, and strove very much against it; but when he found that he was rather overpowered he clapped his hand in his left hand breeches pocket and pulled a paper out of it, it was immediately observed, and twitched out of his fingers.</p>
<p>He did not deliver it to you? - No; it was taken by force out of his fingers.</p>
<p>Do you know what it was? - It was delivered into Mr. Frost's hands; I saw it opened.</p>
<p>Should you know it again? - No.</p>
<p>To Mr. Frost. Is that the paper that was delivered into your hand? - Yes; it was delivered to me immediately.</p>
<p>How long was it from the time the bill was returned unpaid the second time before he absented himself? - I think it was returned the second time in November. I did not look after that note till he was absconded. I had given her time, and the Board of Green Cloth had given her time the second time.</p>
<p>Was the time they had given her expired? - I cannot say.</p>
<p>Were there other letters besides this left that night to go by the post? - Not one.</p>
<p>I leave my defence to my Counsel.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I am a silk-dyer. I have known the prisoner upwards of two years; he is a very honest sober man, very assiduous to maintain his family; he has a wife and three children.</p>
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<p>I am a timber-merchant. I have known the prisoner about a twelvemonth; I never heard any thing amiss of him before this.</p>
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