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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177902170001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal 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 17th of February, 1779, and the following Days;
<p>Being the THIRD SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble
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<p>Printed for
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177902170002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>Ippediah Vincent,</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Blacket Bulmer,</p>
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<p>- HATTERED, sworn.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am journeyman to Mr. Leighton, in Wardour-street, Soho. I have in my hand a gold slider which I stopped on the prisoner. He came on Thursday the 28th of January, about seven in the evening, and asked to borrow half a guinea on it. I asked him who it belonged to, as I did not think it was his own, he seemed staggered at the question; then he said it was the maid servant's in the house where he lived, and that she had sent it to pawn.</p>
<p>Did he tell you where he lived? - Yes. I asked if I should send to the house; he said he did not choose it. I took him to his mistress's door; he then said his mistress came late from the masquerade, and lost it, and he found it in the kennel all over mud. I then suspected the maid was concerned, and took him back to my own house, and sent for a constable, and took him before the justice, and he then said he found it in the kennel. I applied to his mistress that evening, and she said she had lost it, but did not know by whom it was stolen.</p>
<p>I found the slider; I thought it was my own property as I found it, and I went to a pawnbroker's with it.</p>
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<p>On last Thursday evening, while my master and I were damping these cloths, he was on the outside and I the inside of the shop; as he damped them he laid them by him. I heard my master cry, Stop thief! and ran down the buildings. I went out of the shop and round the buildings to meet him; I met the prisoner; he appeared much out of breath; I stopped him; he said, What do you stop me for? He had not got any thing. My master came up at this time with the pieces in his hand, and said, the prisoner had dropped them.</p>
<p>- HOLLER sworn.</p>
<p>I am a constable. I took the prisoner to the Compter. When he was asked if he was guilty, he said he was guilty. Somebody laughed, and then he said he meant he was not guilty.</p>
<p>The man stopped me, and said I had taken some of his master's linen. I wonder how any man can swear to a person's back.</p>
<p>To the prosecutor. Did you at any time lose sight of the prisoner? - I did not.</p>
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<p>I know nothing of it; the soldiers stopped me. I did not take the coat out of the cart. I have no witnesses here; I did not send for my master because I was afraid he would not come.</p>
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<p>On Thursday the 28th of last month the prisoner came in to a sale of goods which I had the care of; he asked for a catalogue; he went down into the kitchen; I watched him out; I went up into the shop and found him there, I was surprised at that as I thought I had seen him out; he asked me what time Mr. Phipps began the sale; he turned from me to go out, and I saw the impression of the plates under his coat; I followed him out and secured him. I said, you have robbed me; he produced the plates, and said, I acknowledge it, I stand convicted.</p>
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<p>I was very much in liquor; I have a family; I never was before a court in my life before. I leave myself to your lordship's mercy.</p>
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<p>Did you make such remarks on them as to know them again? - I know them again very well, I took particular notice of the make and the size. When I came home my servant informed me she had received them into the shop; I saw no more of them till the next day, when I was sent for to Justice Welch's office; they found me out by means of the name of the person I bought them of being written on the wrapper in which they were. I went to the office and saw the stockings, and knew them again. They sent first to Mr. Waller, and one of his apprentices came up to the office and informed them that he had carried them to my house the night before. I bought 24 pair, there were but 22 pair at the office; there had been a pair taken out of each parcel; Justice Cox sealed them up with the office seal, and delivered them to the person who took the prisoners.</p>
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<p>I am one of the patrol in the parish of Bloomsbury. I have 22 pair of stockings; they were sealed up at the office. There had been a burglary committed in the house of Mr. Butcher, in Bloomsbury, I had a suspicion of the prisoner, Dempsey; I went to search his lodging, in the house of a Mr. James, in Dyot-street, between twelve and one in the night; I found all the prisoners in bed, and found the two parcels of stockings in a box under the bed they were in; they said they knew not how the stockings
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<p>When you came into this room on another business, on a burglary having been committed in Bloomsbury, and found the prisoners all in bed, did you tell them what you came about? - No; I told Mr. James I wanted to see Dempsey, and Dempsey opened the door.</p>
<p>Did they appear to be under any apprehensions, or uneasy at your coming? - Yes, they did, I told them they must get up and go along with me.</p>
<p>Dempsey. After he came in I went out to make water, and came in again; if I had known myself guilty I would not have come in again?</p>
<p>Atwood. He only went into the shop to make water; the room is on the ground floor. I saw these things under the bed, and followed him and secured him. The shop door was shut, he could not get away; the others were in bed. I ordered them to get up and took them to the watch-house. On the bed I found this black mask (producing it.)</p>
<p>(The stockings were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>I live at Mr. Sudlow's, who is a hosier and hatter; I serve in the shop when he is out.</p>
<p>Do you remember any stockings being brought to the shop while he was out? - Yes; on Thursday the 21st of January, between four and five in the afternoon, two dozen of stockings were brought; I put them at the end of the compter; about half an hour after that they were stolen.</p>
<p>Was you in the shop? - No; I was in the parlour. I had just lit candles in the shop, and went into the parlour, and set a candle on the bureau; I saw the shop door open and a young man came in.</p>
<p>Was there only one? - Only one.</p>
<p>What size was the young man that came in? - He was quite a youth; he held up his head as he came in at the door. Woolley was the person; he took the stockings.</p>
<p>Had you ever seen either of the prisoners before this time? - Never.</p>
<p>You did not know any thing of them? - No.</p>
<p>How long might this matter be transacting between his opening the door and taking the stockings? - He was not a minute taking the stockings.</p>
<p>You never saw him but that minute? - No.</p>
<p>Can you positively swear from seeing him one minute that that person was the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>What distance is it from the shop door to the parlour? - About four yards and a half; he had taken up the stockings before I came out of the parlour.</p>
<p>When you came out of the door and cryed out stop thief! were there any other persons in his company! - Another young man stood at the corner of the shop window; he ran off; Woolley was running when I went to the door; the other seemed to laugh; when I got to the door I cried stop thief! and then they ran.</p>
<p>Did you make any observation upon that lad to know him again? - Yes; that is the young man in the blue clothes (Dempsey.)</p>
<p>When did you see him afterwards? - At the office.</p>
<p>I was employed in turning a wheel for twopence an hour at that time at Mr. Fox's. The room that I lodged in I was to pay twopence a night for, to Mr. James. I came in between eight and nine, and went to bed; this young man was asleep at the time; the key hung up a usual on the outside, in the passage. Between ten and eleven the woman waked me, and asked me to let a young man lie
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<p>I never looked under the bed; the door was almost constantly open. It is a common twopenny lodging house. I went to bed of a night directly as I went in; the door was almost always open. Other lads and disorderly women too lay in the house besides me. I am a
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<p>Court. Gentlemen of the Jury, I do not call upon the other prisoner for his defence, there does not seem sufficient ground for a charge against him.</p>
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<p>(Woolley was humbly
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.</p> </div1>
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<p>Do you know any thing of the prisoner? - Yes; more than I desire to know. She came into our house on Friday last under a pretence of asking for her namesake; she said I was her namesake, that her name was Williams. I said my name was Williamson. She sat down; she said her husband was a Scotchman, and that she much loved the Scotch; and asked me to get a quartern of gin; I said I did not use that sort of liquor. I went and got a pennyworth of gin. I had a newspaper in my hand; she said she had found a purse with bank notes and money in it to the value of three hundred pounds, and asked me if it was advertised; she then asked me to come and dine with her on the Sabbath-day; which I did not agree to. When she was gone, I missed the cloak; there was nobody in the house besides her, my wife, and myself. On the Saturday following my wife went to the Brown Bear, in Rosemary-lane, and saw the prisoner. My wife sent for me.</p>
<p>Did you find the cloak? - We found it where she had sold it.</p>
<p>Did she tell you where she had sold it? - No, another woman told me; I went to the person, who said he had bought such a cloak.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I found the cloak at one Mr. Dutton's house.</p>
<p>(The cloak was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>I am the wife of the prosecutor. I went to Mr. Dutton and asked if he had such a cloak, describing it; he said yes, and showed it me; there are many marks I know the cloak by. I lost it on Friday; I had been out about an hour before the prisoner came in. I hung it on a nail; there had been nobody in the house but the prisoner.</p>
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<p>I keep a slop-shop, and deal in clothes. I bought this cloak of the prisoner on Friday afternoon.</p>
<p>I bought that cloak of another woman there are two in the house besides me.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Justice BULLER.</p>
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<p>My husband gave me the watch, and told me he bought it; I did not know the contrary.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. The lieutenant told me, if I did not prosecute her, he would prosecute me.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman belonging to St. Giles's parish. At about a quarter after four in the morning, as I was crying the hour, I saw the prisoner with the drawers on his head; I asked him where he was going; he said he came from Greek-street, and was going to Fullwood's-rents; he said he was sent by his master, who was a barber; I asked him if he had the keys, he said no; I asked him the contents of the drawers, he said it was linen. I secured him, and took him to the watch-house; the patrol were in the watch-house; I desired them to assist me to see what was in the drawers, we examined them; I left them in the possession of Atwood, one of the patrol.</p>
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<p>I was in the watch-house when the watchman brought the drawers in; I took the things out of the drawers; they have been in my custody ever since I had a suspicion they were stolen from the fire, and went in the morning and found the prosecutor.</p>
<p>(The goods were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>I live in Fetter-lane there was a woman in our house in labour; between three and four in the morning I went for the midwife, in Short's-gardens, at the back of St. Giles's; as I was coming back, a man who had the drawers asked me which way I was going; I told him down Holbourn; he said he would give me a shilling if I would carry the chest of drawers to Gray's-Inn-lane, and there he would take them of me. He bid me go on while he made water, and while he stopped to make water the watchman secured me.</p>
<p>Atwood. I found a handkerchief of the prosecutor's round the prisoner's neck.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He gave me a shilling, and the handkerchief to carry it.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I am a married woman. I know the prisoner.</p>
<p>What is he? - He is no trade yet as
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<p>I lost the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them) I own I only speak to the property.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman in St. Mary-le-bonne. When the fire broke out I was in a Mr. Collings's yard minding that some horses which were brought there did not run out; somebody came into the yard with a knife box, some knives, two plates, and a dish; I went up towards them; upon that they went out, by and by
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<p>I live in Banbury-street; I went to the fire; a man came up to me and said young man you will take these things to the first publick-house you come to opposite Castle-street; I was going with them.</p>
<p>Wright. That publick-house is the corner of Berner street; he was past that house.</p>
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<p>Were they small pigs? - Yes; five weeks old.</p>
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<p>I am a constable; I apprehended the prisoner on the 8th of February; I went into the Three Tons to call for a pennyworth of purl, and saw him with a bag with two pigs in it in his hand; he was offering them to sale; he asked three shillings a piece for them. I asked him how he came by them; he said what was that to me; I said I believed he had stolen them, and would take him to a magistrate to see how he came by them. I took him to the magistrate; there he said first that he bought them; then he said he found them in the bag; they were warm. When I took him I found a knife upon him which I suppose he had stuck them with for there was blood upon it, and his hands were bloody; the pigs had not been long killed. I enquired about the neighbourhood, and was told they were Mr. Dunn's property; and he swore to them before the magistrate.</p>
<p>Jury. What colour were the pigs? - Both white about five weeks old.</p>
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<p>Did you observe whether they were sow or boar pigs? - The one a sow the other a boar; the boar pig had the tail cut.</p>
<p>Last Monday was a week, as I was going by Charter-house wall, I saw a man with a bag across his shoulder; he asked me to buy two pigs; he asked nine shillings for them; I said I would give him six; he would not take it; he allowed them me for seven shillings and sixpence. I took them; I went into a publick-house for a pennyworth of purl; I put the bag down and went out to make water; when I came in Isaacs had hold of the bag, he might have changed the pigs for any thing I know; they are not the prosecutor's property; he keeps pigs for other people he has none of his own.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Do you keep pigs for other people? - No.</p>
<p>Are those your own property? - They are.</p>
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<p>Do you know the prisoner? - Yes; I took him in my house, and gave him a fortnight's lodging out of compassion. I do not know that he took it. I took up his boy first; the boy said he had found it. The day I missed it, the boy came to bring an apron to a girl in the house; I asked him if he had heard of my misfortune, and told him I had lost the watch; he said no. His mother came afterwards and abused me, and said, she would trounce me for saying they had stolen my husband's watch; that because I had heard that their boy had found a watch, that therefore I pretended I had lost one.</p>
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<p>As I was coming down Rosemary-lane, the prisoner called me, and told me he was in great distress; he said his boy had found a watch, which he had carried to a watch-maker's to be cleaned, and said he would be obliged to me if I could find somebody to take it out and he would sell it or put it up to be raffled for; I got a guinea, and my fellow-servant and the prisoner went and fetched the watch and brought it to the publick-house; it came to sixteen shillings cleaning, and five shillings he had had upon it.</p>
<p>What was the watchmaker's name where it was? - Plastrerer. I took the watch into my possession till he could bring the money; two or three days afterwards they came to me and said the watch was stolen, and the man was taken up. I went to Justice Sherwood with the watch.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoner and his son; the son was discharged. The watch was delivered to me, I have had it ever since.</p>
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<p>I am a watch-maker at Shadwell. I sold a watch to the prosecutrix ten years ago, the name and number of the watch corresponds with the watch I sold to her.</p>
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<p>I keep a public-house. The prisoner brought this watch to my house be said his son had found it in the Thames, about three weeks before, it was all over mud, and looked as if it had been taken out of the Thames; all the wheels were rusty; the glass broke, and the chain in the inside was broke; it was dropping all to pieces; I said I suppose some poor fellow had fallen overboard, and lost it out of his pocket; he asked me what he should do with it; I said it could be of no worth, no more than the
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<p>The prosecutrix told me about the watch; that the boy said he had found it, and a man in Rosemary-lane had got it on a purchase; I told her I would go and get a sight of the watch before she meddled with any body; I went to the publick-house and asked for the man that was to pay for the watch; they told me he was not there, but they expected him. I waited an hour, he did not come; the prisoner was there; I bid the publican say nothing to the prisoner about it till we were certain of the the watch, as the prosecutrix only wanted her property again. Instead of bringing the prosecutrix the watch, they came and abused her; on which I advised her to go to Justice Sherwood. and get a warrant against the man, his son, and daughter. I advised that the watchmaker that repaired it should be summoned, but it was over-ruled.</p>
<p>Archer. Will your lordship please to ask Bradshaw if he did not hear the woman say she believed the prisoner to be an honest man.</p>
<p>Bradshaw. She said she thought him to be an honest man.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker in Holborn. The prisoner brought this watch to me on the 6th of February at about nine in the evening; I asked him whose watch it was; he said it was his own, that it cost him eight guineas. I lent him two guineas and a half upon it; he pledged it in the name of
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<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I was at the prisoner's lodgings, not above six or seven days ago, in Vine-street; a woman came and gave the prisoner a silver watch, to which there was a black string. Whether this is the same or no I cannot tell.</p>
<p>What are you? - A poor woman; I do not know what else I can call myself.</p>
<p>How do you get your bread? - My husband gets it for me, blessed be God.</p>
<p>What is your husband? - A shoemaker
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<p>I have known the prisoner from a child; I never knew any thing amiss of him in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t17790217-15-person155" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The woman who brought the watch to him was here to give evidence not an hour ago. I saw her in the yard.</p>
<p>Gunn. I saw her at Sir
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<p>Do you know that man? - I asked his name; he would not tell me. I should know him again, if I saw him.</p>
<p>Coulson. The woman was taken up with the prisoner and discharged. She declared before Sir
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<p>To Whitehead. Was you in the prisoner's lodging before she came in, or did you come in after? - I was there before she came in. She took the watch out of her pocket, and said here is a watch I found a week ago; I should be glad if you would take it and pawn it.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I had the watch from the prisoner, in the name of
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<p>Hinde. The prisoner was present at the time I left the watch with
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<p>From the Prisoner. Whether you can swear I broke the box open? - No. There were four people slept in the room.</p>
<p>I did not steal it.</p>
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<p>I am the porter of the Inn. I saw the prisoner with a long pole at the cellar window. I asked him what he was doing; he said nothing; he was afterwards accused with wrenching the bars; then he threw the pole down, which he had before in his hand, and attempted to run away: I was informed that the bars were ripped, and then brought him back. The instrument he had in his hand was a paddock, or long pole about six feet in length, which is made use of in scaffoldings; this was about half past seven at night.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of the last witness. I saw the prisoner at the bar, with the pole between the curb of the window and the bars. I asked him what he was doing there? he said nothing. I then asked him what he was doing with that pole; I said it was one of Mr. Bannister's; he said he was one of Mr. Bannister's men. Upon this I called my husband, and looking at the bars, I found one was ripped up out of the stone, and the other was loosened; thereupon he was stopped, and taken before Sir
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<p>I am a watchman of the Inn. Some bars had been stolen from this window some time before; these bars having been taken away had been replaced. I went round the Inn in order to see that every thing was safe. They were safe at seven o'clock that night.</p>
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<p>I am a mason. The prisoner was employed as my servant in the stone-work, in replacing those two bars that had been before taken away; he was not a servant of Mr. Bannister's; I had employed him about three months; I never saw any thing objectionable in his behaviour; he always behaved well, during that time.</p>
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<p>I am the smith's man, who was employed in replaceing the bars, which before had been taken away. The prisoner assisted in doing the work.</p>
<p>I am as innocent as a child. I was going along Wych-street; I went just within the gate upon a pressing occasion; I had no thought of any such thing. The good woman asked me what I was doing there? I said nothing; I was going about my business. The porter ran after me, and cathed me, and said I was the person that had stolen the bar away two months before that, and hauled me away, and took their oath before Justice Fielding, that I had pulled the bar up before. I am as clear as the child unborn. I have nobody here at all.</p>
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<p>Do you know the persons of those men? - No. I cannot be positive to the men it was so dark.</p>
<p>If you was to see the man you would not know him? - No.</p>
<p>Is he like any body in court? - I do not think he is.</p>
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<p>I am the mother of
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<p>I am a mantua-maker. I am an apprentice to Mr. Fasey; I was going of an errand down Jewry-street. I called upon a mantua-maker that I had worked with, and there I saw my gown which had been lost among the linen. She said she had it of
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<p>I came out on Sunday evening, and went to Mr. Gabriel's house. He asked me if I wanted to buy a gown; I said I would have it, if it was not dear; he said it was a gown and coat, and they must go together; he said he gave 18 s. for it, and I should have it for 18 s. again. I took it on his word; I gave his wife a guinea, and she gave me three shillings change. I sent for the mantua-maker, and gave it directly to her. Mr. Fasey's apprentice went to the mantua-maker's, and saw the gown, and asked her how she came by it. The mantua-maker brought it to Mr. Fasey's house, and the washerwoman got it. I was there, and saw it brought; there was an apron.</p>
<p>(The gown, coat, and apron were produced in court, and deposed to by Mr. Brady, and
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<p>Cross Examination of
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<p>Do you recollect having any conversation with Mrs. Fasey respecting these goods? - No.</p>
<p>You never had? - No. I never saw Mrs. Fasey till she was mantua-maker to my mistress.</p>
<p>What was the name of the woman you went with to have this matter settled? -</p>
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<p>Did not you make an application to 2 Mrs. Neiden to go with you to Mr. Fasey's to make it up? - No.</p>
<p>Whether you did or not desire Mrs. Neiden to go with you to the prosecutor? - I never desired her. She desired me to go, and I went with her to the prosecutor, and he would give me no answer at all.</p>
<p>Did not you go to desire the prosecutor to make it up with you? - No.</p>
<p>She persuaded you to go to a Mr. Fasey's to acknowledge you had the possession of these things? - No.</p>
<p>For what purpose, or on what business was it you went to Mr. Fasey's with Mrs. Neiden? - I do not know any thing of this affair. She came to me; I would not go then; she said I should go, and I went.</p>
<p>Did not you tell Mr. Fasey you bought these clothes of an old clothes-man, and not of the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
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<p>Court. - Who persuaded you? -
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<p>Then you must suspect that the goods were stolen? - No. He said he would give me my money again.</p>
<p>Did not you offer Mrs. Brady half a guinea more to make it up? - Mr. Fasey knows I never offered a farthing.</p>
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<p>Was that in the parcel that was washed by Mrs. Brady? - Yes.</p>
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<p>I know this is my wife's petticoat; and this is my apprentice's gown.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Do you recollect Levy at any time coming to you? - Not before I went to her master's and asked if she had not carried a gown to the mantua-maker's.</p>
<p>Do you recollect her coming to your house? - I brought her to my house.</p>
<p>Do you recollect her telling you who she bought these goods of? - No; she said she bought them in the street of an old clothes-man.</p>
<p>I know nothing of it; I was not in town, my lord, at the time.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>- NEIDEN sworn.</p>
<p>Do you know one
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<p>Did she come to you without any application from you? - Yes.</p>
<p>What was the purpose of your going; was it not to make up the affair? - Yes, She wanted to pay for the things; she was afraid of being turned out of her place.</p>
<p>Did she say who she bought them of? - Mr. Fasey said why did you say you bought it of an old clothes-man.</p>
<p>Was any thing said of the prisoner? - Yes; afterwards she said she bought them of
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<p>Have you at any time in the course of the year been at Aylesbury? - Yes; from the twenty second to the twenty sixth of October last.</p>
<p>Do you recollect seeing the prisoner at Aylesbury when you was there? - I saw him there on the twenty-second of October on a Thursday evening; he staid with me on Saturday and Friday and kept the sabbath with me and then went away, he eat and drank and slept with me.</p>
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<p>Do you recollect going to the Bull in Holborn after a parcel that was come from Aylesbury? - Yes, very well; it was the sixth of October to the best of my memory. I received a letter out of the country to go for it.</p>
<p>Are you sure as to the day of the month you speak to? - No; I am not sure to the day of the month, but I am very positive I received the parcel from the Bull on Monday; when I came to the inn the coach was not come in; I waited for the coach; Mr. Gabriel came out of the coach; he said to me I know what you are come for; I have the parcel you want and pulled fourteen guineas out of his pocket and gave me; we came home together.</p>
<p>- GIBSON sworn.</p>
<p>I am a baker; I serve the prisoner with bread, he keeps a chandler's shop and sells bread.</p>
<p>Had you occasion to go to this house every day? - Yes.</p>
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<p>Do you generally see him every day if he is at home? - I see him occasionally.</p>
<p>Do you carry the bread yourself? - Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Did you see him from the 18th to the 22d? - I cannot be punctual.</p>
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<p>Do you know the man that took up your bundle? - I partly saw the statue of him; I could not see the face of him nor the face of him that knocked me down. I cannot swear to either of them.</p>
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<p>Was he in company with Bird before she was knocked down? - Yes; I saw them in discourse all together.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He said last sessions Bird knocked the woman down and Binns ran away with the bundle? - No, I did not say any such thing; I said Binns did not knock the woman down, nor run away with the bundle, but that is the man that ran away with the bundle. I met
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<p>On the eight of December, at about half an hour after six, as I was going into the Woolpack, I saw the prisoner and three more standing in the highway; I went up Woolpack-alley; I had gone about ten minutes into a house; I heard a woman cry out, I am robbed! I went to her and asked what was the matter; she said, I was knocked down and robbed of a bundle of linen; I bid her be quiet, and said I would go and see if I could find any of them; I went and met the last witness.</p>
<p>- BARBER sworn.</p>
<p>Moses came to the office; hearing of the robbery I went to the prisoner's lodgings to apprehend him, and found he had left his lodging. I found him about three weeks after, at a lodging in Chick-lane; when he saw Levi and I come in, he ran and hid himself in the coal-hole; after that, he said if we would admit him an evidence, he would confess the whole.</p>
<p>The city marshal had a warrant against me; I thought they were come to serve it.</p>
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<p>I am the patrol. On the first of February between seven and eight at night, I took the prisoner about a hundred yards from his master's house; he had twelve pounds of iron, part of it in his apron, and part in his pocket; I suspected him, and asked him whose iron it was; he said it was his own property; I asked him where he was going; he said to his master's at Cow-cross; then he said he worked for Mr. Russell, in Coleman-street; I went there with him, and found he did not; Mr. Russell advised me to take him to Mr. Whitehead's. He was not willing to go there. I took him to Mr. Whitehead's, and the iron was delivered to Mr. Sedgwick.</p>
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<p>I went to ease myself under a gateway in Cateaton-street, and I picked up that iron there.</p>
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<p>I am a
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<p>Court. Did you promise him mercy? - Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Then you must not mention what he said? -</p>
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<p>I am the constable of Clerkenwell. I saw the prisoner going into an old iron shop at ten in the morning on the 28th of January; I asked him what he had got there, he said that was nothing to me; I looked and saw it was a hammer-cloth; I asked him where he got it, he said what was that to me; I said I must take him to a magistrate; I did, and he confessed he took it off the coach.</p>
<p>Was there any mercy promised him? - Not that I know of.</p>
<p>To West. Did you understand my question? did you promise him any mercy? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>The prosecutor said he would forgive me if I would go to sea. I have two friends but they are not here yet.</p>
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<p>I belong to the Custom-house. It is my duty some times to go to the upper station to examine goods; I went there on the morning of the 13th of January; when I came there I missed my handkerchief; a waterman came to me and asked me if I had lost my handkerchief; I said I had; he said he saw two chaps following me in
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<p>I was charged with the prisoners. I searched Daniel, and found this handkerchief upon him.</p>
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<p>I found the handkerchief in a bundle under a gateway in Thames-street.</p>
<p>(There being nothing to affect Levi, he was not put on his defence.)</p>
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<p>Do you know the prisoner? - Yes. Last Friday was a week, at six o'clock at night, I cannot tell what day of the month it was, I was robbed in
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<p>Whose linen was it? -
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<p>Is she married? - Yes.</p>
<p>What is her husband's name? -
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<p>Do you know the person that robbed you? - Yes; that is him that robbed me (pointing to the prisoner.)</p>
<p>Can you positively swear to that? - Yes, my lord, I can.</p>
<p>What were the circumstances attending the robbery? In what manner was it done? - He followed me some way, he knocked the bundle out of one hand, he then hit me a blow on the head, twisted the bundle out of the other hand, and ran down Hart-street.</p>
<p>You say the prisoner followed you some way before? - I heard some steps after me; I did not look to see who it was till he hit my hand, then I turned round and saw the glimpse of his face, by a candle in a tallow-chandler's the corner of Hart-street.</p>
<p>Did you know the prisoner before? - I never saw him before.</p>
<p>I pursued him as fast as I could, and called murther and thieves! and he threw my bundle into the highway. I took it up, put it on a bulk, and fainted away. Soon after he was taken up.</p>
<p>You recovered all these things? - Yes.</p>
<p>In what time was he brought to you? - In about a quarter of an hour after I took my bundle up.</p>
<p>From the time he took the bundle from you, how long might it be till he dropped it? - About seven minutes, I never lost sight of him till he was taken.</p>
<p>You fainted away; you did not see him then? - No.</p>
<p>How long was it that you did not see him? - About a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Was it a light night? - Yes, and there was a great light at the tallow-chandler's; I am sure the prisoner is the person.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was going up Hart-street; a person took this bundle off this woman's head; she cried stop thief! I ran after him, and they took me to be the thief, and took me to the Compter.</p>
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<p>Between six and seven in the evening of the 5th of this month, as I was coming along Crutched Friars, at the end of Seething-lane, I heard the cry of stop thief! I had not walked ten yards, before I saw the prisoner come running with a bundle under his arm; I turned short round and pursued him; as soon as he found there was a man in pursuit of him, he threw the bundle into the middle of the street, in the cart way; he continued running and I pursued him as close as possible;
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<p>Upon your oath, did you ever lose sight of the man after he had discharged himself of the bundle? - Not till after he was taken. By the time we came back, the woman had recovered herself, and took up the bundle. I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<p>On last Friday was se'nnight as I was going down Crutched-friars, I heard the cry of stop thief! I stepped into the highway, opposite Savage-gardens. I saw the prisoner running towards me; he came up, and said for God's sake do not stop me. I immediately stopped him.</p>
<p>Did you see a bundle in the hands of the prisoner when you first saw him? - I did not.</p>
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<p>I am a washerwoman. I had this linen to wash; there were eleven shirts, three sheets, a table cloth, a silk handkerchief, and a stock; they were in a bag. I sent it home by my servant,
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<p>I am a constable. I was in London-street, which leads into Crutched-friars, with a brother officer; we heard the cry of stop thief! and went to see what was the matter; we saw the woman with the bundle; she was saving, thank God I have got my bundle! Mr. Shirley immediately brought the prisoner, and delivered him into my custody; when I went before the alderman, the bundle was delivered into my charge.</p>
<p>(The several articles mentioned in the indictment were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>To Class. Were the things in this package at that time? - Yes; that is the bag.</p>
<p>I saw a person take up the bundle; I followed him, and cried stop thief! This gentleman stopped me, and carried me to' the Compter. I desired the man not to stop me, because I was frightened.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner from his birth; he has borne a very good character. I never heard it impeached before this affair.</p>
<p>- HILLYER sworn.</p>
<p>I have known the prisoner between four and five years. He was a very tractable sober lad, dutiful to his parents in particular. I am a neighbour; I live in Widegate-street, and am a plasterer. I have worked with him at several jobs within these two years. He always behaved very well.</p>
<p>- KENNETT sworn.</p>
<p>I have known the prisoner seven years. He has borne a very good character.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner many years; I always looked upon him to be a very honest instrious young fellow.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner from his birth. He was always a good boy; he bore the best of characters.</p>
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<p>I live in Widegate-street, within two doors of the prisoner. I have known him two years and better; I never heard an imputation on his character. His father sometimes did a job for me; he fronted the lower part of the house; the lad worked with him. I had very great property there, which he might have taken if he would. He bears a very good character.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner ever since his birth. I lodged in his father's house above four years. I never heard any thing, but what he was just and honest.</p>
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<p>I have known the lad going on three years. He bears a very good character indeed. I have entrusted him in my house several times. I had things of value about.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner between twelve and thirteen years; I have worked with him where he has been in great trust; he always had a good character and great delight was taken in him.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner between three and four years; he has always been very assiduous in his father's business.</p>
<p>Court. As far as character goes he seems to have established it by a great number of witnesses.</p>
<p>A witness. There are as many more as have been examined to his character.</p>
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<p>I have been almost daily at his father's house, he bears a good character.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner upwards of four years; I have always understood that he was a lad of a sober and industrious character; he has worked in my house; I employed his father I have trusted him with things of value; I never had the least surmise that there was any thing dishonest about him.</p>
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<p>That oil you found below was your property? - He said it was my oil and that he bought it of Hoppy.</p>
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<p>The prisoners were brought before me, and Hoppy made a voluntary confession that he had stolen oil from his master ever since May last; and sold it to Martin for 4 d. a quart beer measure.</p>
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<p>Did Martin acknowledge that he knew it to be stolen? - No; only that he received if from Hoppy.</p>
<p>Was this confession extorted from him by any threats or promises? - No. Martin wanted to be admitted an evidence. He said he could impeach more of Mr. Rogers's men that he had received oil from.</p>
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<p>Martin lodged with me and had a locker in my yard to put his tools in as he told me; he lodged with me a quarter and a half; he was very honest as far as I saw; he is a lamplighter. The oil was found in this locker in my yard.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. Mr. Rogers gave me charge of Martin, and he confessed that he knew the oil to be stolen when he received it of Hoppy the other prisoner.</p>
<p>Did he voluntarily confess this without any promise? - Mr. Rogers asked him how he came to do it; he told him not to be in a passion; he said he knew it to be his property when he bought it; and that he gave him a groat a quart for it.</p>
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<p>I am a beadle. Mr. Rogers came to me, and said he had found out a thief, and asked me where he could get an officer. I went with him to see after an officer, and met Hyams; we went together to Mr. Powell's, and then went up s tairs to Martin, and asked him how he came by the oil; he said he know that it was Mr. Rogers's oil, and that he had it for a groat a quart.</p>
<p>To Rogers. What is the value of the oil? - It stands me in about sixpence halfpenny, or sevenpence a quart.</p>
<p>He had no more of me since three weeks before Christmas but two quarts; I hope you will show mercy to me and my family; I was driven to what I have done; I have left it off; I have been threatened to be knocked on the head if I did not do it.</p>
<p>I never threatened to knock him on the head; he brought it to me; he said he found it at the Three Crane stairs. I asked him if it was his master's property; he said no. I did not know that he stole it.</p>
<p>For Martin.</p>
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<p>I have known Martin from a boy; he always bore a good character; I never heard any thing against him.</p>
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<p>I have known him eight years, he always bore a good character.</p>
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<p>I know Martin; he bears a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.</p>
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<p>What did you take from
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Dobree a pawnbroker; I have some things claimed by the prosecutor; I did not take them all in; I was present at the taking in of some of them.</p>
<p>When was it? - About two months ago; some were brought by
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<p>I had not quitted the lodging when he broke it open; he was often in the lodging; I pawned them because I was in great distress; he said he did not mind if I left them in the lodging when I went away.</p>
<p>To the prosecutor. Did she tell you she had pawned them? - Not till after I had taken her up with the warrant.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I was charwoman to the prisoner; she gave me three articles to pawn, and I pawned them; there was a tea chest in Greek-street I think it was.</p>
<p>To Ainsworth. Do you live in Greek-street? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did Lucas pawn the tea chest with you? - One of them did.</p>
<p>To Lucas. Did you pawn any thing-else? - Yes; the candlesticks and the sheet; she was in great distress when I carried them; she was to get them out as soon as possible. Mr. Best came into the apartment, and said she used him very ill, keeping the things out of his lodging, and paying no rent; that he did not care how long they were out if she paid him his rent.</p>
<p>Where did she live when he said he knew they were out? - In Mr. Best's apartment.</p>
<p>How long did she live there after they were out? - About a week.</p>
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<p>Mr. Best took her on my character. She behaved well for months. She is sorry for it, and is ready to make restitution.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of the last witness; I lost the things mentioned in the indictment, on Friday the 22d of last month, I put them on the compter, in the shop, in a basket; about ten minutes after a person came in and took the basket; I just saw the glimpse of the person, but could not see who it was. They were taken on two women.</p>
<p>Could you see whether it was a man or woman? - No, I was in another room; it was about nine o'clock at night when I lost them; the watchman took them on the prisoners, and advertised them.</p>
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<p>I am a constable at St. Sepulchre's; the watchman brought these two prisoners with the basket of linen to the watch-house, who could give no account where they got them. I advertised them by the order of Justice Clarke.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman; I brought the things to the watch-house; I found them on
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<p>Prosecutor. The table-cloth is mine.</p>
<p>(The other things were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>I was very much in liquor. Going across Smithfield, a man gave me these things, and bid me go into a publick-house, and said he would come to me.</p>
<p>(There being nothing to affect Arthis she was not put on her defence.)</p>
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<p>I am a constable. The prisoner gave me a spoon in Mr. Carter's yard. He lost it on Friday the 15th of January; she gave it me on Saturday; I went to the pawnbroker's and found the spoon, pawned in the name of Catherine Hill; then I went to the prisoner, and she said that was her name; then I told her she must go with me to Mr. Carter's When we were in Mr. Carter's yard, as I was lifting up the latch of the door I heard something rattle; she stooped and then gave me the spoon out of her hand; she said she kicked it before her. I took her from thence to the pawnbroker's, and he said that was the woman that pawned the spoon. The pawnbroker is not here.</p>
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<p>5th and 6th Count. The same as the 3d and 4th, only the signature being St. instead of Spt.</p>
<p>7th and 8th Count. For forging and uttering and publishing a certain other receipt upon and under a certain other bill for 14 s. to the tenor following</p>
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<p>with the same intention against the statute, &c. December 11th.</p>
<p>9th and 10th Count. For forging and uttering and publishing a certain other receipt upon and under a certain other bill for 15 s. 4 d. to the tenor following</p>
<p>Rec. the contents by me S. Jarvis.</p>
<p>with the same intention against the statute, &c. December 12th.</p>
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<p>I live at Charing-cross; I am in partnership with
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<p>Court. Is there a person really existing of the name of Goodluck, or is it an assumed name? - No; there is such a person in partnership with me. The prisoner was employed by me and my partner in an office in
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<p>Court. Had it been the practice to pay ready money for the goods you had of Jarvis? - Yes; there was no account subsisting between us.</p>
<p>Court. The prisoner seems very young; in what capacity was he employed in your office? - As an
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<p>Not entrusted? - Yes; he has come with lottery tickets and cash to a considerable amount.</p>
<p>Court. Was he employed in any business as a writer, entering your books or the like? - No.</p>
<p>What age is he? - About thirteen.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You always found the boy honest in the lottery tickets and the cash you entrusted him with? - I never found him otherwise in that.</p>
<p>Have you any other partner besides Mr. Goodluck? - No.</p>
<p>Not in either shop? - No.</p>
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<p>I am apprentice to Mr. House; I remember the prisoner coming for oil; he always paid for it, and never had a bill or receipt.</p>
<p>Did you give him no receipt for these payments? - None at all.</p>
<p>HENDLEY NIND sworn.</p>
<p>Are you a clerk in the office of Jenkinson and Goodluck? - I was so in their office in Pall-Mall.</p>
<p>The principal clerk? - Yes, I was.</p>
<p>Of what number of persons does that partnership consist? - Mr. Jenkinson and Goodluck.</p>
<p>Only of those two? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do you know the prisoner? - Yes, he was an errand boy there.</p>
<p>You know he is now indicted for forgery? - Yes.</p>
<p>What do you know of that matter? -</p>
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<p>Court. Have you got these receipts?</p>
<p>Jenkinson. No; I had them in court last sessions. The boy was then to have been tried. I think I remember taking them home safe, and putting them into the top of a writing desk. I looked for them this morning, and they were gone.</p>
<p>Court. Unless you produce them, and they are compared with the record, and found to be exact with that, the prisoner cannot be convicted.</p>
<p>Jenkinson. I searched for them this morning, and could not find them.</p>
<p>Court. I suppose this was intended. You did not bring the receipts I suppose by design? - I had them in court last sessions, when he was to have been tried, but since that I have lost them.</p>
<p>Court. But you must know these receipts were material to have been produced in evidence; and, therefore, you ought to have been as careful of them as of Bank notes. - I did take care of them, and put them in a drawer. I never looked for them since till this morning, when I could not find them.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the jury, you must acquit the prisoner.</p>
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<p>On the 24th of Janury, a little after seven o'clock, I heard somebody cry out. I met Mr. Smith; he told me he had been robbed, and that I should find the bag of things in the beginning of the passage. I went and found the bag in the place he directed me to. I brought the bag to the Rose, and then went to the White Hart; there the prisoner took out a string, and said that string belonged to the bag.</p>
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<p>I was at the White Hart; the prisoner took out the string, and said it was the string of the bag.</p>
<p>(The goods were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>I have got my character here, and have
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177902170028"/> got witnesses to it. I am innocent of the affair; I was at Hoxton burying-ground. He could not swear that I was the man that broke his window open. He said at the justice's that his window was lifted up.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>- BARROW sworn.</p>
<p>I know the prisoner; I have employed him a great many times; I never found any thing amiss of him in my life. I have trusted him with things of great value; he was always true and honest to me.</p>
<p>Court. How long ago is it since you employed him? - About two years.</p>
<p>- PARKER sworn.</p>
<p>I have known the prisoner twelve or fourteen years; he always bore a good character. I have sent him to the inn for parcels of great value. I never knew any harm of him.</p>
<p>Court. How lately have you employed him? - About three months ago.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner from his infancy. I intrusted him with a draft of 60 l. about eight or nine weeks ago, if he was cleared I should not be afraid to trust him with a hundred pounds more. I am a merchant; I believe he is an honest man.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner from his youth; he has done a great deal of business for me. I have entrusted him with many score pounds above three years ago. I always found him true and honest.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice BULLER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am an
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<p>What was in the trunk? - A great quantity of linens, shirts, silk stockings, handkerchiefs, and things of that sort. I saw them put into the trunk; there was about three dozen of shirts, about forty pair of silk stockings, a great many handkerchiefs, and a few books. I sent an express to London to give information at Sir
<persName id="t17790217-30-person338"> John Fielding
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<p>Did you find any of your things? - All of them, almost. Sir John Fielding's people will give an account of the discovery.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. On the Tuesday after this gentleman was robbed, a woman offered to pawn three pair of stockings with me; but finding they agreed with a hand-bill I received the day before from Sir
<persName id="t17790217-30-person340"> John Fielding
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<interp inst="t17790217-30-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's, I stopped her, and took her to Sir John's; the prisoner followed her; she was said to be his wife.</p>
<p>Did he say she was his wife? - Not at that time. He said he was an acquaintance of the woman, and would see her righted.</p>
<p>Was he in your house? - No. When I went out with her he was in the street, and followed her.</p>
<p>(They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I took in two pair of silk hose on the 26th of last January of a woman, by the name of
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<p>You do not know whether that woman has any connexion with the prisoner? - No. I do not of my own knowledge.</p>
<p>(The stockings were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. On the 26th of January I took in three pair of silk stockings of a woman, who said her name was
<persName id="t17790217-30-person344"> Mary Atkinson
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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 pawnbroker. I took in two pair of silk stockings, on the 26th of January last, of a woman who came in the name of
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<p>Did he call her so? - He did.</p>
<p>(They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>