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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178110170001"/>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 17th of October, 1781, and the following Days;
<p>Being the EIGHTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble. Sir
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<persName id="f17811017-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>Printed for
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178110170002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<interp inst="f17811017-1-person7" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; The Hon. Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178110170003"/> We rode in company with that carriage till we came to Shepherd's-bush. I then stopped for about a minute, and Mr. Martin walked his horse gently on till I overtook him. We rode on a little way, and saw, as we thought, two men coming from the chariot. They passed us, and said something to us, which I did not rightly understand: but my friend informed me that they wished us a good night. We rode up to the carriage. One of the gentlemen asked us if we had seen two men go by. We told them we had. They said they had been robbed by those two men. We turned our horses, and pursued them. When we came to the White-horse, at Shepherd's-bush, we enquired if they had seen the two men. They informed us they had. We turned our horses heads towards Acton, and I saw the two men stop a hackney-coach.</p>
<p>What time was it? - Between seven and eight o'clock.</p>
<p>Was it light then? - It was rather dusk; but it was light enough to distinguish them. I rode up to the man on the right-hand side of the carriage, which was the prisoner, and made a blow at him with a stick which I had in my hand, but missed him. He immediately turned himself upon his horse, and fired a pistol at me, which missed me. He turned his horse about, rode a few paces, and then threw his pistol away, and rode off towards London. I pursued him for near half a mile. I believe, when I saw two men before us upon the road: I called out to them, Stop thief! knock him down! or something of that sort. One of them struck him on the head. He rode about a hundred yards, and then sell off his horse. He was never out of my sight from the time he shot at me till he sell off his horse. My horse being in full speed, I could not immediately stop him: I passed him; but returned, and found him in custody.</p>
<p>How near was you to him when he stopped the coach? - About a hundred yards. I am very certain the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>Had he a pistol in his hand at that time? - He had.</p>
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<p>I never saw the prosecutor till they were taking me to the public-house.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called seven witnesses, who said he was a hackney-coach master, and who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice NARES.</p> </div1>
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<p>On Sunday, the 26th of August last, I dined about two or three miles beyond Uxbridge. I left that place at about half after five o'clock, on my return to London, in a single-horse chaise. I was alone. I drove pretty fast. I stopped at Acton, to give my horse a little hay, and some water. I passed a hackney-coach, a single-horse chair, and a post-chaise. These carriages were all, I suppose, within 300 yards of each other. I was within sight of
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178110170004"/> both in one hand, in order to pull out my watch. The horse wanted to get on. Then the prisoner said, D - n your eyes, stop; or else I will blow your brains out. I said, I would, but my horse would not let me. At that time another man came up, with his face also covered. I then got my horse to stand still, and gave him my watch, or rather throwed it to him; for he was half a yard from the chaise I believe, looking at the carriages that were behind him. He attempted to catch my watch, but it fell down upon the ground: his companion got off his horse, and took it up. The prisoner then said, Your money! I took out all I had, three guineas and some silver, and gave it him. In giving it him, a shilling dropped upon the ground. The prisoner said, D - n you, what is that? I said, It is silver, I believe. He said, Blast you, it is gold.</p>
<p>Do you know how much silver you gave him? - I cannot say exactly; three or four shillings, I believe. When the shilling dropped on the ground, I think the prisoner got off his horse, and picked it up; but I will not swear that: but upon searching the prisoner afterwards, when he was taken, we found a single shilling loose in his coat-pocket. They left me, and went towards Acton. When I stopped at the White-horse, at Shepherd's-bush, Mr. Ireland and Mr. Walker asked me if I had not been robbed.</p>
<p>Were they in one of the three carriages you had passed? - No. Soon after, I saw the flash, and heard the report, of a pistol.</p>
<p>How far was you from it? - May be 500 yards from the White-horse. I was looking that way, in consequence of their telling me two young men were gone in pursuit of the men. Soon after I had heard the report of the pistol, the prisoner rode upon full stretch, as fast as he could, by the White-horse, in his way to London. I knew him then: I said to some of the people about the house, That is the man, I am sure, who robbed me. Mr. Butler and his companion were in pursuit of him, galloping as fast as they could.</p>
<p>Had he the crape, or thing, over his eyes? - He went so fast, I could not observe that; but I observed his great-coat, and his hat.</p>
<p>What colour was his horse? - I don't recollect.</p>
<p>How far was he taken from Shepherd's-bush? - I believe best part of a mile; it was not above a quarter of an hour, at farthest, after robbing me. They brought him back, covered with blood and dirt. He had been knocked off his horse: he had a violent blow upon his forehead. I immediately said he was the man that had robbed me, it was so recent in my memory, so short a period had elapsed in the interval of their pursuing him; and I had given a description of him at the public-house: I said he was a short, thick, well-set fellow; he had a brown coat; and his voice was remarkable; which made a very strong impression upon my mind. We searched him, and found some gold and silver upon him, and one shilling loose in his coat-pocket.</p>
<p>You said his companion picked up your watch? - Yes.</p>
<p>(Mr. Miller produced a horse-pistol, about fourteen or fifteen inches in the barrel.)</p>
<p>Mr. Catmur. It was such a sized pistol as this; I observed it was mounted with brass, as this is. When he was examined at the White-horse, I observed there was a little pocket inside his brown great-coat, which, upon comparing, this pistol fitted.</p>
<p>What do you say as to his being the man? - I am sure he is the man; I have not the least doubt of his being the man.</p>
<p>The man that robbed you had a greatcoat? - Yes.</p>
<p>And something over his face? - Yes, over the best part of his face, that I could not see any of his features: it covered all his face.</p>
<p>You could not see any features the man had? - No.</p>
<p>This man, by his size, I believe, you thought was an acquaintance of yours? - I will explain that, if you please. That alludes to my going up, on the Monday morning, to appear against him, the day after he had robbed me. On this side of the public office, there is a public-house: the window was open. A man bowed to me, who was in company with five or six at a box. I seeing the man bow to me, went in, and asked, Is the man come up? What do you mean
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<p>There was nothing remarkable in the great-coat? - No; only having a pocket: and I saw the prisoner take the pistol out of that side-pocket.</p>
<p>Prisoner. On which side was the pocket? - I am not certain. He held the pistol in his right hand: he took it out of his left breast pocket.</p>
<p>There was no pistol found on him, when he was searched? - No. There were found upon him six or seven guineas, I believe; I don't exactly know.</p>
<p>Court. When first he bid you stop, if I understand you, he had nothing over his face? - After telling me to stop, and as he was coming to the chaise, then his face was covered, and he took out his pistol. When he first called, Stop! I had so little suspicion, I thought he was coming to tell me I was in danger of being robbed.</p>
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<p>I was in a hackney-coach. Immediately upon my being robbed, some gentlemen came up, upon my calling to them, that I had been robbed. They rode past the coach, their horses being in full speed. The highwayman at the coach-door turned round, fired a pistol, and rode off. I saw the pistol flung away: I saw it in the air; and I picked it up: this is it I have just produced. The person who threw it away, and who had robbed us, rode off as fast as he could towards town. We were a very little way beyond the White-horse. We came on in the coach, towards town, and passed the White-horse. We met the people who had taken the highwayman. We then returned back to the White-horse.</p>
<p>What time might there be between your being robbed and your seeing the man carried back? - I believe it was all within a quarter of an hour. I was robbed of three half-guineas, and some silver.</p>
<p>Were there any half-guineas produced out of his pocket when he was searched? - There were before the justice.</p>
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<p>How near was you to Shepherd's-bush the first time you passed the prisoner? - Better than five or six hundred yards. I saw the two men come from the chariot in which Mr. Walker and Mr. Ireland were.</p>
<p>How long was it from the time they robbed the hackney-coach that they were out of your sight? - Not above a minute. The first time I saw them after, t hey were robbing the hackney-coach Mr. Miller was in. I am certain the prisoner is the same person that passed us, and robbed the carriage: he had a brown great-coat on.</p>
<p>You are sure that man you struck at never was out of your sight afterwards till he was taken? - Never, till he was knocked down.</p>
<p>What are you? - A colour-man.</p>
<p>After he had fired his pistol, he rode as fast as he could, towards town, by the White-horse? - He did: I could have passed him; but I chose to keep behind, fearing he had more fire-arms: I was never above a hundred yards behind him.</p>
<p>What became of his pistol, after he had fired it? - I saw him throw it away, after he had rode a little way. I am very positive the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>Mr. IRELAND sworn.</p>
<p>I was robbed about half an hour after seven, or a little more, on Sunday the 26th of August, coming to town in Mr. Walker's carriage, at Shepherd's-bush. We were attacked by two highwaymen. The man on my side the carriage, the right-hand side coming to London, robbed me of two guineas and a half. I believe the person who robbed me was the prisoner's accomplice.</p>
<p>Did you take notice of the prisoner? - This is the man, I believe, that robbed Mr. Walker; but I can't swear to him. After he had received Mr. Walker's money, he threatened his life, for concealing his watch.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178110170006"/>Had he any thing over his face? - I believe he had; but I cannot say whether it was a crape, or a hat; nor can I swear to the prisoner. The moment they left us, I put my head out of the carriage-window, and saw Mr. Butler and Mr. Martin coming on to London. I asked if they had met the people: they said, yes. I said, they are highwaymen; they have robbed us. They pursued them. I observed the man's dress: he had on a brown beaver coat, which was on his back when he was taken. I saw him when he was taken to the White-horse.</p>
<p>What distance might there be between the time you was robbed and the time he was taken? - He dropped off his horse a little nearer to town than where he robbed us. I suppose it to be about a quarter of an hour after he robbed us that he was taken. He had robbed Mr. Catmur, I understand, before he robbed the hackney-coach, after he had robbed us.</p>
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<p>I was coming home, towards London, between seven and eight in the evening. We heard people crying out, Stop thief! knock him down! I went in the road, and struck at a man with a cane, and hit him. He went about twenty or thirty yards, and then tumbled off. I went and catched hold of him. I am certain the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>How was he riding, when you knocked him off his horse? - As hard as ever he could ride. He was taken back to the Whitehorse, and there searched; but I did not particularly observe what money was taken from him.</p>
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<p>You saw and heard the pistol fired? - I did.</p>
<p>How long was he out of your sight after he fired the pistol? - I cannot say: I galloped after him, but did not gallop fast; so that he might be out of my sight a few minutes.</p>
<p>Can you say that the man who fired the pistol was the man you saw taken? - I can't be positive, because he was a few minutes out of my sight.</p>
<p>Mr. WALKER sworn.</p>
<p>I was with Mr. Ireland. I was stopped by two highwaymen, a little on this side Shepherd's-bush, at about twenty minutes before eight o'clock.</p>
<p>On which side did you sit in the chariot? - On the left side. The prisoner, who robbed me, came to my left hand.</p>
<p>Did the same person rob you both, or each rob the man that was next him? - Each robbed the man that was next to him. The man who came to my side I think to be the prisoner. Before they stopped us, they rode past the carriage a few paces: they had then no covering upon their faces: they seemed to be riding a brisk trot. They turned about, and cried to the coachman, Stop! or they would blow him off his seat. Then the man turned his horse round, and came up close to my side the carriage. I thought he was a very bold man, to rob me in such a road, when so many people were round about. I observed he had a brown greatcoat, a little shabby; a hat flapped over his face; and had something over his face, which at first I took to be a crape. He robbed me of a guinea and a half, and 2 s. After he had taken my money, he demanded my watch. I answered, I had no watch. He said, You have; I will blow your brains out, if you don't give it me. He pushed the pistol close into the carriage to me, against me, and so as to oblige me to throw up my head against the back of the carriage. I told him I certainly had no watch. Mr. Ireland then said, I know the gentleman has no watch. The highwayman then said, Upon your honour? Mr. Ireland said, Upon my honour. Then they immediately left us. I recollected we had passed a great number of carriages, and people on horseback and on foot. I thought they could not escape. I was going to leap out of the carriage. Immediately I saw two men coming up. Mr. Ireland got out on his side, and I jumped out of the carriage, to speak to Mr. Butler and Mr. Martin. I told them we had been robbed. Mr. Butler immediately turned back, and pursued them full gallop. I ran along the road till I came to the White-horse, which is 100 or 200 yards perhaps. I got to the White-horse,
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<p>What time was it between the pursuit of Mr. Butler and the man's coming back? - Within two minutes after I heard the pistol fired, I suppose, two men repassed me on full gallop, the latter crying, Stop thief! I turned round, and joined in the pursuit, on foot. They were presently out of my sight. I ran along the road till I came up to a crowd of people, just by my own carriage: there the prisoner was standing in the road, bleeding. He had on the coat I thought he had on when he robbed me: it was thrown open. His hat was lost in the road somewhere. From his being so much disguised when he robbed me, I could recollect nothing more than that he was the same size, and the same sort of person.</p>
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<p>I lit a candle, and went down into my cellar, at the request of Mr. Kendell; and there I found this lead. I had been down in my cellar half an hour before, and am sure it was not there then.</p>
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<p>I tried this lead, and it exactly fitted the place from which the lead had been stolen.</p>
<p>When my master met me, and asked me where I was going, I went back to my work, for fear he should scotch me a quarter of a day, because I had left my work rather too soon. I had some chips and a piece of wood in my apron: I shewed my master the piece of wood afterwards.</p>
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<p>I am an apprentice to Mrs. Baker. The prisoner came into Mrs. Baker's shop, on the 15th of September, and asked to look at some cloaks. We shewed her several. She desired to see more. She looked upon one in particular. She objected to it, because it had a black lining, and asked to see some with white linings. Afterwards she asked to see some childrens' bonnets. Mrs. Baker observed that she stooped, under pretence to tie her garter, or something of that kind; and she observed, at that time, that the prisoner drew up, under her petticoats, a silk cloak; upon which she charged her with it. She denied it totally. Mrs. Baker said she would search her; but the prisoner said no one should search her: upon which Mrs. Baker insisted she should go into the parlour. She sent for a constable, but could not find any constable at home: but we searched her; and this cloak (producing it) was taken from under her petticoats. I know it, by the mark, to be Mrs. Baker's property: it is one she objected to on account of its not having a white lining.</p>
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<p>I saw the cloak taken from under the prisoner's petticoats.</p>
<p>Is Mrs. Baker here? - Yes; but she is a Quaker.</p>
<p>I never had the cloak under my petticoats.</p>
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<p>On the day this happened, the prisoner was to have delivered a parcel of bricks to a person by London-wall. I gave the orders. M'Carty loaded him with the bricks.</p>
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<p>Upon the 24th of August, about six in the afternoon, as I was standing at my door, being about four doors from the house of the prisoner, who
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<p>When I took up the prisoner, I asked him how he could receive bricks from such a man as Baldwin, and why he did not apply to the clerk properly? He denied having had any at all. When Baldwin was brought and confronted with him, and he insisted he had received the bricks of him, the prisoner then admitted he had received them, and had paid 1 s. 5 d. to the carter in part; but the carter said he had paid the whole to him that he was to receive.</p>
<p>On the 23d of August, I saw a cart unloading with bricks, four doors below my dwelling-house. I was coming by with a cask of beer. I asked the man if he was coming again with this job: he said, he should know when he was unloaded. He came up to my dwelling-house, and said he was coming again on the morrow. I told him, if he came again to that job, to bring me 150 bricks. He said, What sort? I said, It made no difference; but the commoner they are, the better they will suit me; for they are for a necessary, for a gentleman who has built a house two doors higher. He said, he should come on the morrow, without fail. I said, If you come, bring 150, but bring a receipt. He said he would. I had never seen the man before. The following day 150 bricks were brought. The bricks came in a cart, apparently full. He asked me where they were to be set down. I shewed him. He put down 150 bricks, and said, Master, where is the money? I said, Where is the receipt? D - n your blood, said he, I brought no receipt; you don't mean to pay for them, I suppose. I said, Bring a receipt to my house when you will; there is the money. I never saw any more of the man till a warrant was obtained of Justice Wilmot. On the Monday following, one of the witnesses brought a warrant in, and said it was for stealing 200 stock bricks. I thought it was for taking more than I agreed for; that made me deny the fact. I said, The man left no more than 150 bricks here. He said, What did you pay for them? I said, I had not paid for them. I was taken down to the watch-house: I was continued there all night. The next day, when I was before Justice Wilmot, he would hardly hear me or my friends speak; and so I kept these words to declare on my trial.</p>
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<p>I live in Castle-street, Leicester-fields. I know the prisoner. An acquaintance of mine desired me to go and see if I could get a little house and garden for him. Knowing Mr. Burland, I called at his house, on a Friday afternoon. He directed me through a little passage, by the side of his garden, to walk there: I might see something that might suit my friend. I went down. The houses were to be sold, instead of lett. Coming back, just by a gate, I saw Mr. Burland and a man, that had a cart, talking together. It struck my attention, because there was something of words about some bricks lying there, and a receipt. The man
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<p>I live at the back of Tabernacle-walk. I was present at Mr. Burland's shop when the carter came to the door with the whip in his hand. I turned round, and desired Mr. Burland to step out, for he was wanted. A man came, and said he had bought the bricks. Mr. Burland asked him for the receipt; but he made no answer, but went to see after his horses; for they were going off with the cart.</p>
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<p>I lost four geese out of a place adjoining to my dwelling-house.</p>
<p>Describe the situation of it. - It is a boarded hovel adjoining to my dwelling-house.</p>
<p>How do you go into it? - Out of my yard. My yard is fenced round, part with brick, and part with wood. I locked this hovel about six o'clock over-night, on the 5th of October. I was called up the next morning by my neighbours. I found, upon examination, that this place had been broke open; and I lost four geese. The lock had been wrenched off, but was hung on again; and the door was shut-to afterwards. The two prisoners were apprehended; and there were four geese brought to me, which I knew to be the geese I had lost.</p>
<p>- DEAN sworn.</p>
<p>I was alarmed by the barking of my dog. I saw two men in a turnip-field. I got up, to see what they were about; but I saw no more of them. Afterwards I saw two men coming along the road, towards me, from the way that the prosecutor's house stands. I observed that they had with them three geese. One had a goose under his arm; the other had a goose in a bag, and had another goose under his arm: I could just see that in the bag, as the bag was not close at the top. I had a gun: I bid them stop, or I would blow their brains out. They dropped the geese, and ran away. I followed them into a field: there I lost them. I went and alarmed the neighbours. We searched the field. There we found a parcel of fowls. Some time after that, a man in a foul-weather waistcoat, which was the prisoner Garment, passed by. He talked to a waggoner going by, and asked some questions about a timber-cart. Afterwards, he came back again. I am sure he is the same man that I saw with
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<p>I got up, upon the alarm. I saw two men in the turnip-field. I was not near enough to distinguish their persons, only that one was much taller than the other. I afterwards found Mr. Church's door broke open; and there were four geese gone out of the place.</p>
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<p>I am hostler at the White-horse, at Shepherd's-bush. I saw both the prisoners together at my master's house the evening before. There was a dispute between my mistress and them about some bad money. Garment offered first a bad half-crown. When my mistress refused it, he gave her a bad shilling. She refused that, and told him she thought he dealt in bad money. Then he gave her good money. I saw no more of them till next day. Then I saw Garment brought to the door of my master's house, dressed in a foul-weather waistcoat; and I observed there was upon it fresh goose-dung. I was sent to find out who was the owner of a parcel of fowls which had been found in a turnip-field. As we were going along the road, we met the prisoner Branson, in a great-coat. I saw something bulky on one side, in his pocket. I suspected him. I let him pass me. Then he entered into some conversation with a man who was coming by in a straw-cart. I followed Branson, and secured him; and I found a dead goose in his pocket. He at first said he found it; but when we told him we would carry him to the house where Garment was, he said, I will tell you the whole truth; I have a wife and three children: Garment drew me into this.</p>
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<p>The prisoner Branson made a full confession when he was brought back.</p>
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<p>I examined the door of Mr. Church's place. The lock appears to have been forced open. Branson told me it was done with a coulter. He shewed me the place where the coulter was hid. There is a mark of the coulter upon Mr. Church's lock. There was found in Garment's pocket a clasp-knife, with fresh blood upon it. There was found upon him also a bad half-crown and a bad shilling.</p>
<p>(The prosecutor deposed, that the three live geese, and the dead goose, were his property.)</p>
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<p>I lodge in the one pair of stairs, at Mr. Slater's. My brother is sometimes with me, and was the night this happened. I slept in the bed-chamber adjoining to the dining-room: it is the back part of the house, but looks into an alley, which is a thorough-fare. About one in the morning, I was alarmed by a noise in the street. I got up, and looked into the alley, but saw nobody. I then heard the noise repeated, and hearing the birds flutter (there had been three in the dining-room), I concluded it must be in our house. Mrs. Jackson came down stairs, and called me, to open the door. The watchmen came up. I gave them the key of the dining-room. They went in, and I followed, and found every thing in the room as I left it, except the birds. I left the dining-room windows down over night, but they were not fastened. One of the window-shutters was to, but not fastened. I put the side window up, where the birds were, but don't recollect putting it down again. I frequently left that window up. There did not appear to have been any violence used, not so much as a pane of glass broke.</p>
<p>- BAXTER sworn.</p>
<p>I lodge in the two pair of stairs room, at Mr. Slater's. I got up, on hearing a noise, and saw two men in the street. One of them turned up Off-alley. Then I saw a man get out of the dining-room window, and get down by the lamp-iron into the street. I saw him run down Buckingham-street, and turn up George-street. My sister called, Watch! They pursued him, and the man was brought back. I am sure the prisoner is the man. There was a light in the lamp he got down by, sufficient to distinguish his person.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and secured the prisoner.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I heard the cry of Stop thief! I saw the prisoner drop from the lamp-iron. He was stopped by the other witness.</p>
<p>I met with a woman, and gave her 2 s. to let me lie with her. She robbed me of 2 s. I was going away, down Duke-street, and the watchman stopped me.</p>
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<p>I am a hair-dresser. I dressed the prisoner a year and a half. I knew her during that time: she was apt to drink, and when in liquor, extremely riotous and quarrelsome. She was very much in liquor at this time. When I returned from dressing, I found Mrs. Phillips, and my wife, in the shop together. Mr. Phillips came in very shortly after me. The prisoner came from the back parlour into the shop, and began talking to Mrs. Phillips and my wife: she laid hold of Mr. Phillips, pulled him into the back shop, and threw herself into a chair, and pulled him upon her lap. Mrs. Phillips said, That was enough to make her jealous. The prisoner used so indecent language, that my wife and Mrs. Phillips left the shop; but the room-door was open all the time: I was in the shop all the time. I heard them fall down, and I heard both of them struggling and laughing: immediately after they fell, he called to me, and said he had lost his watch. I went into the room, and they were both down: she was under him: she still denied having the watch, but immediately after said, she would give it him, if he would lift her up: he did so, and then she laid hold of his hair again, and he threw her down again, and at last she threw the watch through the window.</p>
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<p>I have got nothing to say; but I went to Mr. Steward's, to buy a cushion for my hair. I gave Mrs. Steward half a guinea to change: while I was waiting, this man came in, and used me very ill: he put his hands up my petticoats, and pulled me about. I never saw the watch, till I saw it in the hands of the constable: his wife came in, and then he said, Now, you b - h, I will send you to prison.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave her a good character.)</p>
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<p>I am Master-porter to the Vintners Company. I was at the Queen's-Head, with all the rest of the men at dinner, on Monday, the 17th of September: Mr. Peters came out of the box to me, and said the prisoner had taken our rope away. Mr. Clifton,
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<interp inst="t17811017-13-person143" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and myself, stopped him with the rope on his shoulder. It cost about 30 s. and is worth a guinea now. I asked him where he was going with it: first he said he took it for his own use: then he said a man hired him to carry it: then he said he took it for fun: afterwards, that he took it to exercise himself. As we were taking him to the Mansion-house, he took out a knife, and swore, he would rip every Englishman up like pork. He tried to make his escape three times, but we hindered him. It was about fifty yards long: we call it a pulley-rope: we have a piece of yarn through all our rope: I know it to belong to the Vintners Company: we catched him with it, four doors from where he took it up.</p>
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<p>On the 17th of last month, I saw the prisoner take the rope from the yard. I told the porters, and they went out, and stopped him with the cord on his back.</p>
<p>(The rope was produced in court, and several witnesses deposed that it was the property of the Vintners Company.)</p>
<p>Going along Tower-street, a man came, and asked me to take that rope to Milk-street: he said they had some wine to pull up: he was dressed as the wine-porters are. I had not gone far before they laid hold of me. They often employ us. We carry ropes all over the town for them: we never ask whose property they are. I am as innocent as the child unborn. If they were to give it me, I should not know what to do with it.</p>
<p>One of the witnesses. He said, the man had a great coat on, that he thought the man made a joke of him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. They used me very ill. I wanted to go to the place, to see if the man would come, that hired me to carry it.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>- GRANT sworn.</p>
<p>I have seen him at work with the porters.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. JUSTICE NARES.</p> </div1>
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<p>What time was it? - A little past two in the morning: it was as light as day. Mrs. Allen tapped me on the knee, and said, My dear, here are thieves. I jumped up, and saw a cutlass at the window. I clapped my hand into my pocket, to save my gold; but one of the fellows immediately opened the door on my side, and jumped into the coach with a cutlass; and, before I could get my hand out of my pocket, the other door was opened, and one jumped in on that side; one stood on each side the door; and the coachman told me that one stood before the horses heads, but I only saw four. I thought to save my gold, but the man was as quick upon me as thought. I put my hand in my other pocket, and gave him some silver. He then asked for my watch. I said I had none. I believe they were in the coach altogether ten minutes. Then one said to the other, D - n him, do him: upon which he catched hold of my wrist, and gave it a twist, and I let all the gold fall to the bottom of the coach.</p>
<p>He did not cut you with the hanger? - No; he held it close to my face. When he took the hanger from my face, on the money dropping, the handle hit my forehead. The prisoner, Harford, behaved genteel to me; he called me by my name, and shook hands with me. He said to his comrade, If you hurt the gentleman or the lady, I will do you. He then asked me what I had lost? I said sixteen guineas, besides the silver. He then said to his comrade, D - n you, if you do not find sixteen guineas, I will do you before night, for I can depend upon the gentleman. In pulling my breeches off, when I went home, a guinea dropped out of the knee, so that I lost only fifteen guineas in gold. They were not content with the money, but one of them searched me from top to toe, my back and sides, and every where.</p>
<p>Who did that? - I do not know. I think that man is not taken yet. The others were scrambling in the bottom of the coach for the money. They could not make it out. One of them came back, and said, Here is another guinea in the bottom of the coach. The moon shone-bright. They picked up the last guinea, and then they politely desired my wife and I would rise, and sit on the other side of the coach, while they searched over the seats of the coach. The coach-doors being both open, my hat fell off on the ground. Harford took it up. I had a hatband in it, and he felt all round the hatband. Then they shut the coach-door: I lean'd out at the coach-door, and said, Gentlemen, the hat is of little value, I wish you would give it me again. Harford came back, and politely gave it me; and then the other prisoner came back, and said, Madam, we must have your cardinal; and he wantonly pushed the point of the hanger into the pannel on the outside of the coach: I observed, the hanger had a black handle. I said, No, d - n you, you shall none of you have the cardinal, and was going to jump out of the coach. I said, D - n you, if I had my mare, I would never lose sight of you. Upon that Harford said, No, come along. He genteelly bid me good morning, and squeezed my hand, as lovingly as if he had been my brother. As the coach was going away, my wife said, What a likely young man that is that was on my side of the coach! he resembles very much our boy, we have just lost. I said, So
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<p>(Two hangers were produced in court.)</p>
<p>Mr. Allen. This is the one that Harford had, that was first presented to the outside of the coach; and this other is the hanger which the other wantonly jobbed into the outside of the pannel of the coach.</p>
<p>Fowler. What mark do you swear to me by? - When he robbed me, he had a brown great coat on: it was as light as day. I saw him as plainly as I do now. The other prisoner brought me the hat open; and I likewise saw his face as plainly as I do now: they had nothing over their faces.</p>
<p>And you have no doubt in the world about their persons? - None.</p>
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<p>I am an officer, and attend at Justice Wilmot's office. I took Harford that same morning, I believe between nine and ten o'clock. I found these two hangers in Fowler's lodgings. I don't know where Harford's lodging was.</p>
<p>How came you to know it was Fowler's lodging? - He was asked where his lodgings were, and he told Yardley, who took him up. I found the h angers concealed in a closet.</p>
<p>Fowler. They were on a shelf, they were not concealed in the closet. - They were upon a shelf: Yardley was searching the closet, and I found them.</p>
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<p>I took Fowler. I asked him where he lodged; he said at No. 12, in Honey-suckle Court, Grub-street. I told Wade it was necessary to go and search, as Mr. Allen had made mention of some hangers. Accordingly we went. I was searching the bottom of the closet, and Wade put his hand on the shelf, and found these hangers. I found two brown coats in the house, which Fowler claims to be his. We took two more besides the prisoners: they were very much intoxicated. Mr. Allen could swear to only the two prisoners, therefore the magistrate discharged the others.</p>
<p>To Allen. Were the persons who robbed you, much in liquor at the time? - No: they appeared perfectly sober; so sober, that they told the money, and found that a guinea was wanting; and they came back to pick that last guinea up.</p>
<p>I am innocent of the affair. I can prove that I was a-bed and asleep.</p>
<p>I was a-bed and asleep, with my wife and child, hours before the robbery was done. I do not take people into my room, to prove whether I am a-bed and asleep.</p>
<p>Harford. When I was taken on the Wednesday morning, that man asked Mr. Allen if he knew me: he said he thought he knew my voice. I was taken to Mr. Wilmot's: he was asked if he could swear to me. He only said, he believed he could swear to me. They trembled so, the court took notice of it. I was remanded, and the next day, he positively swore to me.</p>
<p>Mr. Allen. The first day, I swore positively to him.</p>
<p>(The information taken by the justice, was read in court, and exactly corresponded with the evidence now given by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>For HARFORD.</p>
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<p>I have known him a great many years. I am his sister. He was as promising a youth as ever existed. He always bore a good character. He has no trade. He was a footman, and likewise a gentleman's coachman. I went to Mr. Allen's: he said he was very
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<p>Mr. Allen. I promised to recommend them to the court and jury, in case they should be convicted, to be as favourable to them as they could.</p>
<p>(Fowler called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>(They were both humbly recommended, both by the prosecutor and jury, to his Majesty's mercy.)</p>
<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice NARES.</p>
<p>See the Trial of Harford, No. 490. in the last Sessions, for robbing Mr. Leoni, on Kingsland-Road, on the same spot where this robbery was committed.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t17811017-16-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner, Vining, had been to Hounslow. She asked me to let her go up stairs, and sit down. It was a little before tea. I asked her to drink a dish of tea. I went to the Life-Guards to my husband, with a bason of tea. She said she would stay till I came back. I looked at the watch when I went out: it wanted a quarter of six: when I came back, she was gone. The watch was missing. I left nobody in the house, but herself. She had left the street door open. The watch was taken from the chimney-piece. I made enquiry after her: I found her yesterday was week, at an alehouse, in Middle-Row, St. Giles's, and she owned she had stolen the watch. My husband lodged her in the round-house. She blasted her eyes, and said she was done over, for Roby was come about the watch. I asked her, what possessed her to steal the watch. She said, she believed, the devil.</p>
<p>Did you make her any promise, that it would be better for her to confess? - No: I told her I would go to her father, and hear what he would say. At the justice's, she said the watch was at the person's who stands at the bar with her, and that she and the other prisoner took it to a cloaths shop at Westminster, and sold it to a Jew.</p>
<p>Did you ever get the watch? - No.</p>
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<p>I keep a cloaths shop. A woman came and offered me a watch: I believe it was Lawrence. I told her I would not buy it. A man came in, and heard what she said; and they went out together. There was not any body with her.</p>
<p>I am innocent of what I am accused of.</p>
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<p>(The witnesses were examined apart.)</p>
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<p>I am wife of the prosecutor. On the 27th of last month about four in the afternoon, the prisoner, North, came into my shop first, and enquired for half a yard of very rich silk. I shewed her a piece she did not seem very well satisfied with. I
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<p>Did you observe any appearance of these women being acquainted, when they were in the shop? - Not at all; the other two came in together, and seemed to be acquainted. I went to put the things in their places, and missed a piece of silk. I went to the door. I thought I could have overtaken the last woman, but I had nobody in the house but a little child, and could not leave the house; and I thought the other two must have taken it, because the other was not at that end of the counter. It was black Florentine silk, between fifteen and sixteen yards. It is worth 5 l. and upwards. I could not follow them, having nobody in the house. They were taken up ten or twelve days after this affair, but not on this account.</p>
<p>Are you quite sure Cook was one of the two women that came into the shop? - Quite sure. The other prisoner I verily believe to be the other that was with her.</p>
<p>Did you see that piece of silk on the counter after North went to look at the Holland? - Yes, I did: There were but two pieces on the counter when she went to look at it.</p>
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<p>I know that the prisoners are acquainted one with each other. The night they were taken up, I saw North go up to the other two, and speak to them, in Covent Garden. They walked up James-street together. Mr. Bates said those were the persons that stole the silk from him, and a constable and I took them, and they were brought to Bow-street.</p>
<p>Davis. It is so late, our friends did not think our trial would come on.</p>
<p>North. We were told we were not to be tried till morning; that is the reason our friends are gone.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>On Wednesday, the 3d of this month, about four in the afternoon, the prisoner, North, came to my shop. She desired my boy to shew her something for a waistcoat: he reached her several Manchester silks, and silk and cottons; the piece I lost he in particular recommended to her, as a handsome pattern. While he was shewing her these things, Davis and Cook came into the shop. I immediately went to them,
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<p>Do you remember attending at the justice's? - I do.</p>
<p>When you was at the justice's, was you able to swear to the identity of either of the women? - I was.</p>
<p>Court. Was there any appearance of acquaintance between North and the other two in the shop? - No; there was none.</p>
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<p>On Saturday the 6th of this month, in Covent-Garden, I saw them speaking together in the market, and they went together up James-street, into Long-Acre; they were together about ten minutes before they were taken up. As soon as Mr. Bates came and said they were the women who robbed him of the silk, they were taken up.</p>
<p>Court. What is the value of that piece?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. About 6 l.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>Did you never see her again? - To the best of my knowledge, I never saw her again, except when she was dead, and skinned; but I could not swear to her then. There were two horses skinned.</p>
<p>Where is White? - He was before the grand jury: I cannot find him now.</p>
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<p>I am sixteen years old. I saw the prisoner and
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<p>Where did you see them? - At William Boswell's yard, in Sharp's-alley. It was on a Wednesday night, the 12th of September, as near as I can tell, about five weeks ago. They brought them there to sell. Boswell keeps a yard in Sharp's-alley, on purpose to kill horses.</p>
<p>How came you to know this mare? - I lived with one
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<p>Did the mare look as well then as she did before? - Yes, every bit. It was sold to Boswell's nephew. He gave 24 s. for the two horses. I was playing with his boy. I live within a door or two of him.</p>
<p>To Houghton. When was it you lost this mare? - In December.</p>
<p>How long ago? - About five weeks.</p>
<p>Don't you know the months of the year? - No; I am no scholar: the more to my loss that I am no scholar.</p>
<p>The prosecutor offered to make it up, if my friends would give him 20 l. and he said, if they would not, he would hang me, if there was not another man in London. I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Did you know the prisoner before? - No.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor was in another room, in custody, when the prisoner was searched. The prisoner charged him with attempting sodomy. The prosecutor said, You villain, how can you charge me with that, when you robbed me of 5 s.! He had 3 s. in silver. They charged one another; but the prisoner is the man that cried out, Watch! three different times.</p>
<p>The prosecutor met me. I stopped to make water. He behaved in an indecent manner. I halloa'd out, Watch! He took to his heels, and ran. The watchmen ran after us. He ran down Horse-shoe alley. I followed him, and brought him back to the watchman, and gave charge of him for what he had done. After that, he said I robbed him of 5 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner to Bowman. Did you run after us both? - I did. They were both in Horseshoe alley. The prisoner had hold of Tooley's collar.</p>
<p>Court. Which called out Watch first? - The prisoner did twice before I got up to him; and when I came up, the prisoner had hold of his collar. I believe, upon my oath, the prisoner would have left me three times
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<p>To the Prosecutor. How came you to put your silver in your waistcoat pocket? - Because my breeches pockets were bad.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr . Justice NARES.</p> </div1>
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<p>Had she asked you to borrow them of you? - No: I should never have lent her them, if she had. She ran away from me, and was taken again last Monday week; but nothing was found upon her.</p>
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<p>I was in the room when the prosecutrix went out. The prisoner came about half after eight. I went out about half after twelve, and left the prisoner in the room. I thought, as she used the place, she might be trusted in it. I returned about three, and the landlady gave me the key. The prisoner was gone. I met her with the prosecutrix the next morning. She had all the things on. She said, if she would get her things out of pawn, she would deliver her things to her.</p>
<p>I came up to the room. I had lost my cloak. The prosecutrix offered to lend me a cloak, to go after a place. I was not at the house afterwards for two or three days. I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman, employed by the prosecutors to watch the craft. Upon Sunday, the 30th of September, about nine in the evening, I went down to look at the craft. I saw the three prisoners in a lighter of my master's, moving the staves. I told them they were too fine for them. Rutt said, D - n your eyes, how can you tell that? Then they came on shore. I went afterwards to the Watermen's-arms. The prisoners all
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<p>I keep the Watermen's-arms, at Shadwell-dock. The three prisoners were all at my house that night, and staid till half past twelve. Klappenberg was in there before them, getting a pint of beer; and he went out before them.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman, at London-bridge. I remember Currant and another man bringing a boat of one Bowler's to St. Olave's stairs. They took some of the staves up the stairs. I heard the cry of Stop thief! I went up, and found some of the staves in the cellar.</p>
<p>( - Brown deposed that the staves were the property of the prosecutors.)</p>
<p>Klappenberg said he did not know the persons who took the staves, and wanted to take up my young master.</p>
<p>For CURRANT.</p>
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<p>I am young master to Currant. Coming through London-bridge, as we put the craft in, Klappenberg came running down, and said, I have you! I have you! there are twenty-six staves there: he said that to my father: upon which I ran directly a-shore. I said, Very well; there I am. I turned my dark lanthorn round: I said, Who have you? He said, he had been robbed of twenty-six staves; there were three of them that had robbed him. He said he believed he knew one of them; and he went and got Grimes, and another watchman came and took the staves out.</p>
<p>When you held up the lanthorn, he did not say it was you took the staves? - No: I believe he did not think it was.</p>
<p>(Currant called one witness, who gave him a good character).</p>
<p>(The other two prisoners said, in their defence, that they had committed another felony the same night, and were in custody before the time they were charged with committing this offence.)</p>
<p>(They called two witnesses, one of whom swore that they were taken by half after twelve, and were in the watch-house either ten minutes before or ten minutes after one; the other swore that they were in the watch-house about twelve.)</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. Some of the things mentioned in the indictment are the property of my maid. She is not here. There are two partners in the house. Some things were stolen belonging to each of us. To prevent us both appearing, he gave them to me, after they were lost.</p>
<p>(They were produced in court, and the prosecutor deposed to two pair of stockings being his separate property.)</p>
<p>Two young lads went down, as they said, to see their aunt; and they brought these things to me in a handkerchief, and desired me to carry them.</p>
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<p>I am servant to the governor of the house of correction. The prisoner was put into my custody. I searched him, and found this watch in the tail of his shirt.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Might he not take the watch and case together, when you saw him take something? - No; because the watch hung up in the window. He must take it while I went from the window to the counter.</p>
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<p>I am a Danish seaman: I have been but five weeks in this country.</p>
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<p>The prosecutor and prisoner came into a house where I was, and called for something to drink. Then the prosecutor called me aside, and desired me to take charge of the prisoner. I found the neck-cloth upon him.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner lodged in the same house with me. There were some other sailors in the house.</p>
<p>He wanted me and three more to go on board an Indiaman. I would not go. He took the other three men on board the Indiaman, and because I would not go, he charged me with stealing these things. I was coming out of the house with a comrade, and picked up a bit of cloth. I said to him, that would do to put about my leg, and put it in my pocket. For two days nobody owned it. When he took me, I told him I found it. I believe he has sent the man out of the way that was with me, that he might not appear.</p>
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<p>About nine in the morning, in a field thirty-seven yards (for I measured it) from Mr. Alderton's house, I saw a man in a black coat, get into a parlour window of Mr. Alderton's house, and come out again with a bundle; and another man in a blue coat, a man in a red coat, (which was Coleman), a man in a green coat, (Smith): there were two in the garden, and one in the ditch. After the man in black came out of the parlour, that man went across the fields on the left-hand side of the road, which is the side next Hampstead. Coleman went down the road, and Smith went up the fields on the
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<p>I was upon the road, and assisted Mr. Alderton to secure Coleman. I was working at a dunghill of Mr. Alderton's, at Kilburn, a quarter of a mile from his house. That morning, about eight o'clock, I saw the prisoner, and two more young men, in company, towards Kilburn. I saw them in half an hour returning towards my master's house. In about half an hour after, the alarm was given, my master came running down the road, and a man was in the field pursuing. My master bid me stop that man in red: that was Coleman. I secured him. After Coleman was thus secured, I went into the fields, with my master, in pursuit of the others. By my master's direction, I went to one Palmer, a chimney-sweeper, who was mushrooming: upon him I found a bundle, containing a coat and waistcoat of my master's.</p>
<p>( Palmer, the chimney-sweeper, produced the bundle, which he deposed he found under an oak tree, in the fields.)</p>
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<p>I pursued over the fields, above a mile towards Hampstead. I saw two men running very fast; one in green, the other in a dark coloured coat: he ran towards a hedge, and went over a gap. I came up to the same place, and went over. As soon as I got over, on the right-hand side, near the gap, within three or four yards, I saw a bundle. The two men separated: one went into a turnip-field, the other I supposed went on the other side the hedge. I was running on the other side. I could not get over to the turnip field. I turned back, and saw the man in green, (Smith) coming up the side of the hedge. I secured him: he was sweating. He appeared to have been running hard. I have no doubt he is the same man, I saw before in company with the other man. He denied he had been running, and denied he had any company. I mentioned to the prosecutor, that I had seen a bundle at that gap. He sent Jones to a chimney-sweeper, and found the bundle upon him; and when the bundle was found, the prosecutor and I were standing near the gap, where we saw the bundle first.</p>
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<p>I saw three men at Mr. Alderton's house, about ten o'clock. As I passed along, I saw one of them had a parcel of clothes under his arm, and was coming out of the gateway.</p>
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<p>I saw two men running over the field. One of them was in a green coat. He in green, had a bundle under his arm. This was on a Saturday, between nine and ten o'clock. They went from towards Mr. Alderton's house to Kilburn: the other was in darkish coloured clothes.</p>
<p>I was coming a-cross the fields. The prosecutor accosted me. He asked, which way I was going? I said, to Paddington, to see my sister. He said, Was you not running a-cross the fields just now? I said, No. He said he thought I was, but I must go back with him. I said, I was very willing to go with him. Immediately he called a man or two to his assistance, that were catching birds. I made no resistance, but went quietly to the house, and there nobody knew any thing of me, till I went to the justice's.</p>
<p>I had been ill, and was going down the road. This gentleman came by, and said, Young man, come and hold my horse, till I get over the ditch. I went down to the ditch. He said some thieves had been robbing a house. I got up upon the road again. I had not got two hundred yards upon the road, before a gentleman came riding down, and said, Young man, stop. I said, For what? He said, Some people have been robbed, and I suspect you are one. I stopped. A gentleman came up, and then the prosecutor came
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<p>I am servant to the prosecutor. I missed the spoons out of a beauset in the room the prisoners had been in. They were found after the prisoners were taken.</p>
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<p>I picked up the spoons on the right-hand side of the road.</p>
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<p>I know nothing about it. I am a hair-dresser. My brother came and asked me to take a walk with him to Uxbridge. He is a servant, and was going to an officer he was informed wanted a servant; and we were stopped on the road.</p>
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<p>I say the very same.</p>
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<p>As I was coming down Holborn, on Monday night, the 8th of this month, at the end of Leather-lane, a man came running down Leather-lane, and crossed Holborn, to Middle-Row. The prosecutor called out, Stop thief. Upon that I followed him, and took him by the collar. He had an umbrella under his coat, under his arm. He said he had got nothing. I said, Yes, he had got it under his coat: he gave himself a fling round, and dropped it into the kennel. I took the umbrella to a shop. It was never out of my sight. I am sure it was the same the prisoner threw into the kennel.</p>
<p>(The umbrella was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>On the 8th of October, I had been to see a relation in Brook-street; crossing the way, I picked up this umbrella. This man came up, and said, it was stole. Upon that I threw it down, and said, If it was stolen, I had nothing to do with it. I had found it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>On Tuesday last, about half after three o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my shop, and desired to look at some printed cotton. My wife shewed her some. I was standing by, serving some other customers. After shewing her different pieces for about ten minutes, she said she wanted some of a pattern she had had three weeks before. She said she would come in two or three hours, and bring a pattern. She went out of the shop. As soon as she was gone, a person came in, and said she had taken something. I went to a stable-yard, and found her at the top of the yard. I laid hold of her, and I immediately saw the cotton in a little area just by. She was much confused, and begged for mercy.</p>
<p>(The cotton was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>(The prisoner, in her defence, denied the charge, and called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.)</p>
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<p>(They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Here is a part of my floor-cloth I found in the cock-lost, under some wood: I am sure it is mine.</p>
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<p>I never was in the prosecutor's apartment in my life. I told him to search my room on the Tuesday, to see if there was any thing of his. I know no more than what I told him of.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Can you be very sure, in the condition of the fire? Did you see the prisoner in your apartment? - I am quite certain of it: I saw him carry things out.</p>
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<p>The morine stuff mentioned in the indictment was delivered by Messrs. Freeman and Grace to my man, to bring to me to dye. It never arrived at my house. The firm of the house is
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<p>Where do Freeman and Grace live? - In Devonshire-square. My master lives in Rose-lane, Spitalfields.</p>
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<p>I live in Duke-street. I saw the prisoner and another man follow the carman's cart,
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<p>I took up the prisoner. I searched several houses that were suspected, but found none of the property. We did not search his lodgings; they were in the city: he was taken in the out-parts.</p>
<p>I was very ill in bed at the time. I did not expect my trial so soon this morning: my friends are not come. I know no more about it than the child unborn.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17811017-36-off171 t17811017-36-crimeloc173"/>, she came on my left-side: she got into the street before me: there was an opening on the right-hand side that goes into an alley. She asked me to walk up. I told her I would not: I was going home about my business. Coming down a little farther, she walked along side of me. About half way down the lane, she desired me to stop, and go home with her. We crossed over the way, and I stood four or five minutes in a dark entry, talking with her. She asked me to go home. I told her, I would not, I had got no money: she said, Yes, I had. I said, I had money, but not for her use: it was two large pieces; I had no change. Oh my dear, she said, never mind that, and put her hand down to my pocket. It rattled, being loose: I desired her to keep her hands off my pocket. She asked me to go home, and see her room. I went, but I do not know the name of the place: it was in a court. Murphy followed us all the way. I asked her the reason of that girl following us. When she came up to the door, she called to her for the key, as the door was locked. She brought the key, and opened the door, and Spencer and I went in. She did not shut the door. I shoved it to with my stick. She took the candle, and put it in the chimney: it was a room on the first floor. I took the candle out of the chimney, and looked in her face, and set it there again. She got her hand somehow into my pocket, and called the other girl in, and Spencer ran out, and slapped the door to, and left me in the room. I was in the room, about five minutes. I clapped my hand to my pocket, and cried out, I was robbed. Murphy said she knew nothing about it; it was Spencer, and not her. I got between Murphy and the door, and stopped her, till I got my cane and hat, and then took hold of her by the hand, and brought her to the door of the entry. She rather resisted a little, but came quietly at last. I called the watch, and in ten or twelve minutes, the Bow-street officers came down. They took Murphy in charge, and took her to the watch-house. Spencer was taken two days afterwards.</p>
<p>What money had you in your pocket? - I had three thirty-six shilling pieces, and four guineas in gold.</p>
<p>When had that money been in your pocket before, to your certain knowledge? - When I was standing in the dark passage with her,
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178110170033"/> I shoved a piece of paper close down upon it. I had three half Joes, I suppose eightteen months, in one pocket or the other.</p>
<p>You missed it just after this girl went out of the room? - Yes, directly, before I lost sight of the tail of her gown.</p>
<p>Had you been on the bed with her? - Yes.</p>