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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100001"/>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 BAILY, On Wednesday the 10th of April, 1782, and the following Days,
<p>Being the FOURTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble. Sir WM. PLOMER, Knight.
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<p>Printed for the PROPRIETOR
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Mr. John Weeden served in the room of
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<p>I have a large stock of linen drapery and hosiery in St. John's, Wapping, this man was
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<p>What did you find there? - I think four table cloths and some stocking which are here; they were put in the possession of the justice and constable, I examined them at justice Sherwood's, and knew them again, this was about eleven in the morning, this man fled that night from his work, which was carting at the ruins to prepare it for building; he was taken at an alehouse at night, I saw his cart he had left two hours while they were searching for him; before the justice he used threatening language, and said he would make me know whose goods they were; on Monday the 7th of May, the same day, we found some of the things at a pawnbroker's, one
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<p>From the Prisoner. Whether he was not satisfied for that loss and every other by the Insurance-office?</p>
<p>Court. That is no justification for you.</p>
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<p>I know that man was employed to cart away the goods at the time of the fire, to Mr. Whitehead, a surgeon on Wapping wall, and other places; we missed many things, it is impossible to speak to all the things, this man was employed to carry them and to bring them back.</p>
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<p>You are the person that carried Mr. Evans some things he had lost? - Yes, sir, it was by compulsion, he is my own brother, sir.</p>
<p>What are the things you carried to Mr. Evans's? - Two pair of thread stockings.</p>
<p>Where did you get them? - His wife brought them to me about five weeks after the fire, the prisoner was not present; I never saw any thing he took, only his wife brought them to me.</p>
<p>He never spoke to me concerning them, I do speak the truth, I have not spoke to him these eleven months, the prisoner never told me where he got them, I know nothing about them but what his wife told me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17820410-1-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a Headborough, I executed one search warrant at the father's house, the prisoner's and that are adjoining, I believe there is a door between them that communicates to each other above stairs.</p>
<p>Do you know it or not? - My fellow servant came through, I believe he came to the same house where I was, I cannot say upon my oath whether he came through the door or not.</p>
<p>Do you know there was a door there? - I believe there is, I have the property I found to produce, it was at the father's house upon a bed, up one pair of stairs, they were spread open upon the bed in this blue apron; I went and told Mr. Evans I had found part of his property, I apprehended him at the White-Lion, in Red-Lion-street, in the Tap-room; these things are in the same state I found them in; Mr. Evans says he cannot swear to the stockings as the mark was cut off, he believes them to be his, on the table cloth there was his own private mark upon it, the same upon another cloth, three in all that
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100004"/> were produced had the same mark, that they were his property at the time of the fire, he believes the stockings to be his.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker, these things which I produce, have been in Mr. Sherwood's Office, I had them from Mr. Sherwood himself, one bundle I sealed with my seal.</p>
<p>Open it, and see what things it contains. (He produced a parcel of table-cloths).</p>
<p>Who did you get them from? - They were pledged by three different women, this in particular by
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<p>Pick out all that were pawned by her and put them together? - All contained in this bundle were pledged by her; a tablecloth at ten-pence, on the 5th of March, another the 12th of March; I believe I was not present when they were brought, my lad ticketed them.</p>
<p>I have been a pawnbroker four years and an half, I never was here before, it is a new thing to me.</p>
<p>Court. Remember in future, the person that took them in is to come to give evidence.</p>
<persName id="t17820410-1-person59"> Sarah Bryant
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<interp inst="t17820410-1-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I don't remember pledging any things in March twelve months in particular, I don't know what they are in particular, some table-cloths I believe.</p>
<p>Where did you get them? - From Mrs. Asstill, in her own room, I never saw the prisoner there, I cannot say I should know the things again.</p>
<p>Look at them? - There was one of this pattern, but I cannot say these are them upon my oath.</p>
<p>Did you take any duplicate with them? - No, sir.</p>
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<interp inst="t17820410-1-person60" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have taken in some things of her, I think I gave her a duplicate, (he looked among the bundle of tablecloths and stockings, and said,) here is none I have ticketed off the name of Bryant, here are some things I gave duplicates with to Smart and Berry, on the 27th of February, for one shilling, by one
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<p>Is it unmade? - I fancy it don't belong to Mr. Evans.</p>
<p>Mr. Evans said he could not swear to one that was a remnant.</p>
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<p>Was there any thing but remnants of cloths? - Yes, table-cloths; here is one for three shillings and sixpence, in the name of Fennam, took in by my wife, here is a pair of stockings pledged by Fennam.</p>
<p>Mr. Evans said his mark was on it.</p>
<p>Mr. Mathews produced several things in the name of Fennam.</p>
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<p>I pledged two pair of stockings with Mathews, for sixpence a pair, Mrs. Asstill gave them me to pledge, I gave her the money, I know nothing of the prisoner, any more than his being a neighbour, Mrs. Asstill gave me them in her own house.</p>
<p>Mr. Evans said he knew one pair of the stockings produced, by his mark being upon it.</p>
<p>Prisoner to Fennam. Was I present? - No.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have a witness in court to prove, that my sister should say my mother gave her the property, which said was given her by my wife; but upon account of some words with her, she said she would be revenged of me some how or other.</p>
<p>On the 12th of February twelve months, I heard the cry of fire, and got out of bed, and asked the watchman where it was, he informed me it was at King Edward's Stairs, I got up, knowing several masters I had worked for there; Mr. Evans was one, seeing his house in danger I went there, and asked if he would have a cart or two, to assist in carrying his property away, he said, Asstill fetch me one or two down, I went away immediately and brought a town cart and horses to his door, and informed him it was there, I got up into the cart, the fire men brought up the goods into the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100005"/> cart faster than I could stow them; at the farther end of the court I asked for the assistance of one or two of the fire-men, they were obliged to lay them in the street at the tail of the cart, he got up and we stowed them in the cart, when they were loaded Mr. Evans ordered me to carry them to Wapping Wall; I went with them to several places upon Wapping Wall, the fire-men took them out of the cart again, and saw all the property was clean out of the cart before I went back; when Mr. Evans, about the middle of the day, told me he should want me no more, and asked me to go and have some refreshment, I went, and had some victuals and beer; one of the fire-men came the next day, and informed me, Mr. Evans wanted the cart to fetch the things back; the fire-men put them into the cart, I drove them to Mr. Evans's house; the house not being damaged I drove them there, the fire-men took them out of the cart again, Mr. Evans asked what my demand was, I told him how many load I carried, he gave me two guineas for my trouble; sometime after that, I believe it was near two months, I was at work, and I was informed how there had been such a warrant to search my house, upon suspicion I should have taken some things of Mr. Evans's at the time he had employed me; they searched my house, they found nothing upon my premises, they got a search warrant to search my mother's, apartment which is a different dwelling-house; they found part of this property there, I was informed there was some goods pawned in my name, over at Mr. Mathews's the pawnbroker (at which I was quite amazed) by the orders of my wife; I asked my wife how or by what means she could come at this property? she made me this answer, that how her mother had been in want of money, and had called her in to carry this property for to make some money for her, upon which, she, as she could not deny her going with the goods, gave them to this woman the evidence here, as she had not been used to carry things to pawn she did not like to go, and she gave them to this woman; as to the property, there was none found in possession of me at any time; I have evidence to call on
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<p>Mr. Evans. My lord, the prisoner declared upon his word, they were all in his possession at Justice Sherwood's.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Evans was in the country at Burntwood at the time the fire was.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<p>I am a purveyor of scales and weights to his Majesty, I live in Butcher-row, Temple-bar, I am brother to the prisoner and likewise Elizabeth Smith, I thought it fit to convince her of her error, but not to punish her too far for making a report about me, I served her with a Marshal's Court writ as soon as the trial was over, there she said she would be damned, or words to that effect, if she would not hang him, this was on a Friday, and she cried about John, my mother said he had been terribly injured; I went down to the witness Smith, and told her it was very hard she did not go to see her mother when she was dying, she said there had been a great deal of confusion in the family, but she said positively at that time she had them from my mother; as they said he would not be tried to-day, a young man at Newgate door told me so, I applied and asked Mr. Pitt if he could let me in, he knew they would not let me in, so that I could not know from the prisoner when his trial would come on exactly.</p>
<p>Clerk of Arraigns. The prisoner had particular notice he would be tried at nine o'clock this morning.</p>
<p>Court. The evidence does not support the charge of stealing them in the dwelling-house, if he did steal them at all he stole them from his own cart; if the prisoner did take them from the cart, instead of carrying them to the place where he was directed, that is a sufficient stealing in point of law to constitute a felony; they were delivered to him to carry to a particular place, if he took them out of his cart with intent to steal and convert them to his own use, it
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>The prisoners are the persons that robbed me on the night before the last night, the 7th of February, just at ten o'clock; I sat by the fire in my own room, on the ground floor, in a front room, I was very ill in the morning,
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person89" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I heard the conversation between her and Perkins at the door; she went up stairs, they gave her a candle, and just at one o'clock, the three prisoners went all out, very quietly, and left all the places open; I heard them go, I got relieved myself, I undone myself and got released about three o'clock, I then called the old gentlewoman up; they came at one, and opened all the doors, after they took their things they throwed the tool as the man undid the drawers with, and said, I might lick myself and I might black my backside and go naked; they went away, I said I would go myself to the constable of the night, he said he could not go with me without a warrant; the next day I found
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person90" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I could get no warrant on the last day, the day after I took two constables, they would not take her up; my husband got a warrant and they were taken up about a fortnight after, or rather better; I went to his worship Blackborrow's, he was not at home on Saturday, we let it alone till my husband came home; Denmore and Brown were the constables, one petticoat was found upon
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person91" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's back after we took her in custody, nothing else was found at any time, though I lost all my caps and stockings, a person belonging to the Compter examined her.</p>
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<p>Court. She has only said the constable could not take you up without the warrant.</p>
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person93" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . One of the constables took her upon the stairs, and whispered to her, that was Brown, Mr. Dinmore was with me in the room; I believe he did just lay his hand upon the drawers.</p>
<p>Where do you live? - In Plough-Alley, Barbican.</p>
<p>Do you not keep a house for the reception of civil ladies? - No, Sir; I told them I did not desire to hurt them if I had my property. I said if you will let me have my property I will stir no farther in it.</p>
<p>Was you not bound over to appear against those persons by the magistrates? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was you not asked how you would get rid of that binding over, and you said, you would say you were ill in bed? - I did not say so to any body.</p>
<p>Did you or not, upon your oath, say so before this prosecution was commenced? - Before this happened I did to Mrs. Batster, and my husband said, Mrs. Batster you may be drawn into an error, and desired she would tell where the things was.</p>
<p>When you were asked how you would git rid of the obligation, did you not say you would swear, that you were sick in bed at that time? - No, Sir; I said to Mrs. Batster before ever it was prosecuted, I would let every thing alone if you will confess where my property is. I said to
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person94" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , I will not hurt the hair of your head, or nobody else, can I but get my property back again, I said I knew nothing about being bound over, that was before I was bound over I said so to her.</p>
<p>Court. Did you say at any time you would take a false oath, and swear you were sick in bed? - No, Sir.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Prisoners. Your lordship sees she knows what binding over is? - It was before I was bound over.</p>
<p>Then you understand the nature of being bound over? - I have enquired into it.</p>
<p>Did you not say, you would take your oath you were sick in bed, and could not attend? - I said so to
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<p>What did you say to
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<p>Did you say any thing more to her? - No.</p>
<p>Did you tell her when you came to give a reason for your not appearing, you would say, that you were sick in bed? - No.</p>
<p>You would not let a gentleman have a bed and a bottle of wine? - No.</p>
<p>Don't you keep a bad house? - I never did;</p>
<p>You say one of the prisoners brought you down some coffee in the afternoon? - In the morning
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<p>Had you not been drinking a great deal that day? - Yes a great deal of water and small beer, but I reached it up.</p>
<p>You did not get intoxicated? - No.</p>
<p>You say, you were so exceedingly confused, you don't know how you got loose? - I cannot tell, it was my own hands.</p>
<p>If you were out of your senses how could you tell? - I was not out of my senses, I was terrified and frightened when the prisoners at the bar took all my property away, and weak as I was I was scarce able to contain myself.</p>
<p>You could distinguish the voice that let the old woman in? - Yes; I could indeed.</p>
<p>Had you and the prisoner Rawlins some conversation about that old petticoat that you lent her? - None at all.</p>
<p>Did not she owe you some rent, and did not you desire her to suffer her petticoat to be pawned to pay you? - No; I did not, she asked me to go and pawn her petticoat for her, I did at the bottom of Golden-lane.</p>
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<p>Did not you let her an old petticoat, upon your oath? - No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a recruiting serjeant, I was at Birmingham when this happened, on the Sunday after I came to town Mrs. Batster was apprehended, they searched but not properly, I believe they were Denmore, Catchpole, and Seasons, I was not present when the others were taken, I was present when they found the petticoat upon Rawlins. Mrs. Batster desired, last Thursday was three weeks, to be admitted an evidence, she asked me if she could be admitted an evidence; a considerable time after Batster was taken I had been down to Birmingham and up again, in that interim of time, it might be three weeks after she was taken up, I told her I would do all I could in my power to save her, but not to send me upon a foolish errand before an alderman of the city of London, without she could bring good grounds for being an evidence. I went to her next day, in Wood-street Compter, and found she was in the same story, and she desired me to go and make application, which I did upon the examination day, she called me again, and said, do you know your wife's clothes,</p>
<p>I said I do not, if they were my own I should know them, she said do you go to the Poultry Compter, and you will find her petticoat. She was examined when the the officer came, and my wife found her petticoat upon Rawlins's back, according to the directions of Mrs. Batster; out of decency I went into another room; the officer has the petticoat here; I desired my wife to pull off one of her three petticoats she had on, that the officer might have the petticoat to keep.</p>
<p>Do you know whether the constables assigned any reason for not taking one of the prisoners up before? - I was not in town.</p>
<p>To Mrs. Vines. What reason did the officers give upon the fast day for not taking Batster into custody? - They said they did not belong to the city, and they could not, I knew no better.</p>
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<p>What is your name? - My name is
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ; I lodged at Mrs. Vines's; Perkins and Rawlins lodged there too, I came home about ten o'clock in the evening, before the fast day, Mr. Perkins let me in, he was along while opening the door, I might stay four or five minutes at the door, I knocked three times, he opened the door, and I asked where my landlady was, he said she was gone out ever since five o'clock with a gentleman, I asked for a candle, there was a candle on the stairs, they gave me a light, he went to his room, I to mine, I heard a great talking till almost one o'clock, and could get no rest for it, then I heard no more, and I fell asleep, about three the watchman came, Mrs. Vines cried out murder, she came up stairs to me, told me she was robbed, and that they had taken her watch from her, I know nothing more.</p>
<p>After you got up stairs, did you hear any noise below stairs? - None at all; nobody up nor down.</p>
<p>Did not you hear a noise as if people were making merry? - Yes; in their own apartment, in the one pair of stairs, where they lived.</p>
<p>Mrs. Vines did not call out for assistance before three? - No.</p>
<p>You came in at ten? - Yes; almost ten, the watchman called ten, it might be half an hour after when I came home, she did not call out to me, I heard nothing of her till three.</p>
<p>Did she give any reason why she did not call out? - She told me they had fastened her down, I think.</p>
<p>Did she at any time give you any reason for not apprizing you of her being robbed before you saw her, for not calling out? - Because she said she durst not.</p>
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<p>Produced a petticoat, that Mrs. Vines said was found upon the person of
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<p>To Mr. Vines. You were present when it was found upon her? - I was.</p>
<p>How soon after was it produced at Guildhall? - On the Monday following.</p>
<p>In whose possession was it during that time? - That other constable.</p>
<p>To Mrs. Vines. You were likewise present when the petticoat was found upon Rawlins? - Yes.</p>
<p>Now did you examine that petticoat at the time? - I did; I knew it by the inside and outside, and what I quilted it with, it was an old petticoat I covered with some new stuff, some of this thrum I had a present made to me; I did it black, I quilted it with my own hand, and from that work I knew it.</p>
<p>Have you any doubts of its being your's? - I make no doubt, I am certain it was my petticoat that was found upon
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<p>There is the two Weekleys to be called, to prove my lord I was at home at the time.</p>
<p>They were called but did not appear.</p>
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<p>I was not there that night.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Vines is perjured already, if the witnesses can be called,
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person109" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Did you see any body when you came home but Perkins? - No.</p>
<p>Did you see either of the women? - No; I heard womens voices in the room, who they were I cannot tell, I did not know their voices, I heard womens voices with Perkins's in the room.</p>
<p>To Mrs. Vines. When you found the petticoat upon
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<p>Did you say, damn you, you bitch, pawn your petticoat and pay the rent you owe? - No.</p>
<p>To Rawlins. Have you any body in court will prove this woman ever perjured herself, or do any thing in that way? - Yes;
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<p>They were called but did not appear.</p>
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<p>Court. How long have you known her? - I am a lodger in the house with her these two years we have been lodgers in the house together; as to the character I really cannot say much to it at all, but the night before the fast day I remember she was at home, and eat her supper at home; I really cannot answer the day of the month, I came up about eight at night with a child in my arms,
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person115" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> called me in to her room, she told me she was not very well, but she believed it was with only having a little tea all day, and she said she would send for a pound of steaks for her supper, she called her child and bid her go for a pound of mutton chops, and a pound of potatoes; as I was coming out again she said she would hold the child while I made the bed, I said to-morrow is fast day I must get my errands in immediately, she did not take the child, I said it wanted to be fed, it had been a good while without victuals, I went down, I did not see any more of her that night.</p>
<p>That was about eight o'clock? - That was about eight o'clock when I first came up.</p>
<p>Where does she live? - At No. 63, Aldersgate-street.</p>
<p>You don't remember seeing her again that night? - No; not to the best of my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17820410-2-person116" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Have you any witnesses in court to call this woman's veracity in question? - Yes; one that can prove Mrs. Vines said, she would not take Mrs. Balster up for fear her husband would beat her.</p>
<p>Thorne and Hodges called again, did not appear.</p>
<p>Jury to Mrs. Vines. When you heard the old woman's voice, and heard her let in, why did not you cry out? - I was afraid; the reason was they threatened to kill me before; they threatened to cut my head off, here is the knife that was in the room.</p>
<p>Prisoner Perkins. This Mrs. Batster was not there, she is innocent of the affair, she is innocent of the affair.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>- Moreing was called upon to hold up his hand and plead to the indictment, he held up his hand by a sign made to him by a person in court, but said nothing; when the question was asked, are you guilty or not? he shook his head.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the Jury, this person not making any answer, nor putting in any plea in answer to the charge, it is proper for you to enquire, whether he ist really unable to plead from the visitation of God, or whether he is obstinately silent; we will enquire of the persons whose custody he has been in, in that you may be enabled to form some judgment of it, and you must be sworn to try that fact.</p>
<p>The Jury were then sworn to try the fact, (the purport of the oath was as follows) You shall well and truly try, and a due inquiry make, whether - Moreing stands mute from obstinacy, or by the visitation of God.</p>
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<p>Court. Has that prisoner that goes by the name of Moreing been in custody at Clerkenwell? - Yes.</p>
<p>How long was he in that goal? - I cannot say; I have known him these three years before he was committed, he has a brother and a sister, and neither of them can speak or hear; I am a servant to the keeper of Clerkenwell, I have seen him backwards and forwards, his father and mother are not living.</p>
<p>What parish do these people belong to? - They have lived some time in St. Ann's, Soho.</p>
<p>You have known the man these three years? - Thereabouts, here is a person knows him better than I:</p>
<p>Do you know whether he is deaf or dumb? - Yes; I have never heard him speak any farther than making a noise, I really believe him to be deaf and dumb.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the Jury, this evidence appears to be sufficient to satisfy us, we have no reason to suspect the contrary, but that this man is really deaf and dumb, you will judge of it and find your verdict, whether he is deaf and dumb by the visitation of God, or stands mute wilfully and out of obstinacy.</p>
<p>Jury. We find him deaf and dumb by the visitation of God.</p>
<p>Court. Let him be taken from the bar, we will not try him; I shall represent his case, and he will be properly disposed of by his Majesty.</p>
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<p>I lost my two Glocester cheeses and half a tub of butter on the 27th of March, about eight at night, I
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<p>Mrs. Rouse deposed, the butter and cheese produced to the magistrate were her property.</p>
<p>To Green. The lad was never out of the shop till I took hold of him.</p>
<p>I was coming along with the dumb man and another man, who said he would give me sixpence, to carry the cheese and butter for him to Gray's-inn-lane, to the Kentish-town stage.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>From the prisoner. Whether she had not two shillings in her pocket of her own besides? - No.</p>
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<p>For the Prisoner's Character.</p>
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<p>Tried before Mr. RECORDER by the London Jury.</p> </div1>
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<p>When I went down in the morning the little girl got out to let me into the kitchen, there is a bolt about the middle of the door, which opens from the stairs into the kitchen, she jumped out of bed and let me in, said I, how could you sleep so long and not open my house before, Lord, madam, says she, Jemima, is not here, says I where can she be, says she I don't know, here is her stays, stockings and shoes; here I thought she must have gone up stairs; says she, lord, ma'am, I never was so frightened in my life; I found the shutters opened, and the sash raised up, so I suspected she was gone, I looked about, and I missed my watch which hung by their bed side, I looked about the kitchen, and missed four gowns, and several other things that lay in a great basket ready for the washing; I went for Mr. Hill, and told him I was robbed, he spoke to the little
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<p>I told her we would not do any thing to her, if she would tell the truth, if I got my things it was all I wished for.</p>
<p>Have you seen the things found in the indictment?</p>
<p>- FARREN sworn.</p>
<p>I went down with Mr. Hill and found the things at the place, and I found the etwee in her pocket, the stays upon her, and other things up stairs in a box.</p>
<p>(Mrs. Hill is desired to speak to the things in the bundle.)</p>
<p>This bed gown I know, I had it on the very day before, this bed-gown she had on her is mine, I cut it out, and made myself another gown she said was her's; said she bought two gowns at an auction, she knew they were her's, this old cloak I know to be mine, these shoes too.</p>
<p>Mr. Hill. She acknowledged having taken one watch, that the mother was gone out to sell it; it was a woman's watch, with a shagreen case; no promises were made her to confess; 15 guineas were gone.</p>
<p>Mrs. Hill deposed she could not be certain they took the fifteen guineas, as her keys were left in her drawers; the stays, and all the things together are worth 5 l.</p>
<p>Mr. Hill. I cannot tell the value of the watch; the watch must be worth a guinea, it had a gold dial plate on it.</p>
<p>Mr. Hill. Here were three of these rings on, they have taken them off, and put a seal and key on, to make it appear like a man's watch.</p>
<p>All I have to say is, I did not live there as a servant at first; they keep a house of ill fame, I went in the house and catched the small-pox, and was in the hospital ten weeks, my mistress desired me to go into men's company; I did; I did not receive any wages; I have no witnesses; I have no friends in London.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>From the Prisoner. How far was the craft off? - Very near; they were never out of my sight till I secured them.</p>
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<p>On Sunday night he lost his boat, when he found it the jars were in it (he did not know how they came there) and some beans, and that the other prisoner was with him, and helped to carry the beans home at twice.</p>
<p>He was with Smart when he found his boat, that he helped to carry the beans home, that they meant to make enquiry whose property the jars were and the beans, when the officer came and took them up.</p>
<p>Job Caley, his late master, gave Smart a very good character, said he lived four years with him, and he behaved very honestly, he had trusted him a hundred times with money, and would now.</p>
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<interp inst="t17820410-7-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I told him I did not want one, he said, you had better have a look at her, I will bring her in the morning, he did not come; about a month after he brought it, he asked me 6 l. 6 s. or 7 l. I told him I did not want one, it will not suit me; he asked me the most I would give for it, I said a guine'a and a half, and a guinea's worth of ashes, he said, no, and stood there some some time, and agreed I should have it, I gave him a guinea and a half, and said he should have a guinea's worth of ashes, he said he should call for them, he never came, I advertised it, and the gentleman Mr. Hibbert came and claimed her.</p>
<p>I did not take the mare, I went down to a neighbour, and there were two men, that lived in the neighbourhood, said their master was low in the world, and they had been and done a little hedging for him, and the master had conveyed the mare to them, and they would give me some part of the property, in case I would convey it away for them, as I had nothing to do, Sir.</p>
<p>Court. You disposed of it for the two men?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. What were their names.</p>
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<p>Court. Where do they live?</p>
<p>Prisoner. Just by, at the bottom of Mr. Hibbert's grounds, they told me the man was low in the world, and had not sufficient to pay them for hedging.</p>
<p>To Mr. Hibbert. You had not disposed of your mare to any body - No.</p>
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<p>Did you know either of them? It was one at the bar, I cannot say which, I took a short person with the horse, there were five in company, I took this next me with the horse, he came and knocked at the door, and my wife asked what he wanted, he said he had a horse to sell, she came in and waked me, I was asleep, I went out, and I said the horse was found, they asked me 35 s. for it, I thought it was a stolen one, as it was worth 10 l. Mr. Denmore sent his son to me; we apply'd to some watchmen, they said they could not assist me, we followed them to Dyot-street, St. Giles's, kept them in sight all the way, young Denmore was with me; they untied the horse from the tail of the cart which they had with them, with two horses.</p>
<p>I stopp'd them, and took the man and went to the watch-house and gave charge of him, this one towards me (Birch) had hold of the horse when I took it out of his hand; the other prisoner was not took at that time, I cannot say positively, as to this other man; another man was taken besides Burch, he was admitted an evidence I cannot say, whether Collier was there or not; I don't know Collier by sight.</p>
<p>From Birch. Whether he took the horse out of my hand?
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>I am sure of Birch being the person they took the horse from.</p>
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<interp inst="t17820410-8-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a watchman, facing Lord Mansfield's, I heard a noise by the blue boar; I went up, they told me to take hold of this man; there was some harness in the cart, that was standing at the watch-house door; I looked into the cart and I saw it there, some person said it belonged to the horse, I know nothing respecting Collier, this harness I now produce is part.</p>
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<interp inst="t17820410-8-person185" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The 28th of last month I met with Mr. Burn, a servant under my master, I went with him to Goswel-street, with a cart that belongs to Mr. Preston, we set our cart at the place called the gulley-hole at Mr. Ratcliff's, we stopped at the bell ale-house a little below; we left our cart while Burn went in for money, while we were in the house they took the cart and horses away, Collier and Birch came out together, after we had weighed our rags, the prisoners joined us at the ale-house, we went out all together, Burn said let one go one way, the other the other, to see if we can find our cart and horses that are lost, accordingly Mr. Burn went off, I know the prisoner very well, I have drank with them, Burn knew them as well as I did; we went to look for the cart and horses, they crossed the street, to the hat opposite Charter-house-wall, there stood this dray, the fore horse was on one side and hooked upon one side, Collier went
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>He turned another way from us, as soon as he came out of the house Collier unloosed the fore horse of that dray, got upon him and rode him to Clerkenwell-Green, I might be nine or ten yards from the dray when he took the horse off, at Clerkenwell-Green, when I came there Collier got off and told Birch to get on, he did and rode down Turnmill-street, they came back again and found our cart, and they tied on the horse to the tail of the cart.</p>
<p>Did not you go and offer this horse for sale? - No, they stopped much about the pitch of the hill, on Clerkenwell-Green, I don't know that they went to any house there, Collier got off there and Birch got on, they went down Turnmill-street, they stopped on coming back, when they found our two horses and the cart, they tied this horse to the tail; and they drove it to Mr. Paris's house, what they said I don't know; his house is in Ray-street, Clerkenwell, they might stay there three or four minutes, it was only Birch and Collier, when they had left Paris, they tied the horse on and drove the cart to Bloomsbury, Burn came to us, I said they would get themselves into trouble and advised them to untie it, they did, Paris and some more men came up, and Collier ran away.</p>
<p>You saw them take this horse and tye it to the cart and carry it to Paris, what did you think they meant to do with him? - I cannot tell, no good I thought, I don't know whether they took him to sell or no, I was afraid to stop them when they took it; I had not the sense or wit to tell any body about it. I only watch'd them, I advised them to take it to an Inn and the right owner might have it the next morning, I walked after them, Collier was at Clerkenwell-green sometime before I got to them.</p>
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<p>Those two men were with them? - Two at the door and two at a distance, and a little farther off; I asked the price, they asked 35 s. I said I don't like it, and I will not have it at all, he halloed to one of the others to know what he would take, there were two at the door and two more appeared to be in company, I did not think I was safe in stopping them.</p>
<p>They appeared to be all of the same company? - I understood so.</p>
<p>About five or six minutes before we stopped the cart, for me to take the horse away, they all four stopped, I went to the watchman who denied lending us a hand, after I looked round the horse, I did not like him, and I went in again, I was not out two minutes, I then determined to follow them, and went out again directly. They were never out of my sight, I first saw the four together in Ray-street, about a hundred yards from my house, they went all together, the four men went all together up the hill with the cart.</p>
<p>(Denmore called again.)</p>
<p>Where did you stop them? - I ran as far as Theobald's Row, when I saw them together sometime, when we got up beyond Bloomsbury I told Paris to stop them, he said he would not till they got home; I crossed over, and then there were four or five talking together.</p>
<p>When did you first see more than three men? - I did not see three men till I came to Bloomsbury; I only saw two when I saw Mr. Paris first, I believe there was one walked behind Paris, when they came opposite Bloomsbury they cast up and they all met together, and stood talking, and I went to the watchman, and I said the horse was stole, for they came to offer it to sale, the watchman said they did not affront him and he would have nothing to do with it.</p>
<p>To Paris. Was it before or after Dinmore joined you, you saw four men together with the cart? - Before.</p>
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<p>I know nothing more than the horse I saw was the property of
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<p>Mr. Paris. I am certain it is the same horse, I was at the justice's when Mr. Hensty saw it; it is the same horse I stopped.</p>
<p>Mr. Hensty. It belonged to Mr. Hanbury and Smith, I had known him for four or five years, he is called the brown horse, he has no particular marks, he was brown all over, I know him exceedingly well.</p>
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<p>I know nothing at all about it, I am as innocent as a child unborn.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>(Burch called two witnesses.)</p>
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<p>I am a poor woman, but a house-keeper, he is my lodger, I never saw any thing but honesty by him, I have known him these eight or nine years, he has a cart and horse of his own, he goes a dusting, he is a dustman.</p>
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<p>Was it within reach of any body that passed by the bar? - There was nobody there but himself, the tankard stood within reach of any person by the bar, the prisoner was there an hour or more, he was going away about eight, and my maid stopped him, and charged him with stealing the tankard, he said you are a base women, we searched him, could find nothing upon him, but found the tankard under him, under the bench where he was sitting; he wanted to go away, he got up, we stopt him, he had moved from the bench towards the door, three or four feet from the bench, he was stopped.</p>
<p>Where was he searched? - Close by the fire, three or feet from the bench.</p>
<p>He had left the tankard under the bench? - Yes.</p>
<p>What had he drank his beer out of? - A pewter pint; no part of his beer was given him in the tankard. There was a doctor in the room, he sat close to the prisoner, near the bar, the bench is within reach of the bar. I sent for a constable, the prisoner went down upon his knees, and begged for God's sake we would not prosecute him.</p>
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<p>This man came in and asked for a pint of beer, he sat in the first box when he came in, then he called for a second pint and moved to another box next to the bar, he changed 6 d. and paid for those two pints, he refused two half-pence, my master changed them, he called for another pint, and set then with his back to the bar, it was close joining to the bar, the sash of the bar window was up; I saw him put his left hand into the bar and take it out, I sat facing him; he put it under his coat on his left side, and was going to put it in his pocket, he observed I saw him, and he took it from his side and he put it between his knees, he held it there some considerable
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100018"/> time, he shoved it down upon the ground, I saw him do it, he got up, and said to the gentleman that sat by him, let me come out, I said, pray, sir, don't let him go, he has taken a tankard and put it behind or under him.</p>
<p>Whereabouts did the tankard stand? - Upon the ledge of the bar, he reached it as he sat, he put under his coat upon his left side, I saw him take it from the bar, there was no beer in the tankard, nor had been drawn in for some hours, he was served with a pint of beer.</p>
<p>I went and had a pint or two of beer there, this tankard stood upon the table, and had some beer in it, I was in liquor, I did not know whether it was my pint or not, when I was going out of the house they stopped me.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have no friend in the world, I came from Cheshire, I have been in town three years.</p>
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<p>Tried before Mr. RECORDER, by the First Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>The Jury recommended him it mercy.</p> </div1>
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<p>Last Saturday evening I lost three teaspoons out of a drawer in the parlour. I went between five and six on Sunday evening to look for the spoons, and I missed three; on the monday evening we heard of one being pledged in my wife's name for two shillings, the prisoner lodged in the one pair of stairs, I saw her in the house that day, we found one spoon on the Monday, at Mr. Cottrel's, a pawnbroker's.</p>
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<p>The prisoner lodged with us, always behaved well before, has lived in the house eight years, I have kept it four years, and she has lived with me ever since.</p>
<p>Mr. Cottrell, a pawnbroker, produced a tea-spoon which the prisoner came and offered to pledge with him for two shillings and told me her name was
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<p>Mr. Esther deposed the spoon was his, it had his and wife's name upon it S. E. C. that he never found the other two, that the prisoner denied the fact, that Mr. Cottrel knew her directly, she absconded, and was found yesterday morning; there were six spoons in the drawer, and a guinea and an half were there in this case, some chairs stood against the drawers, and it was impossible to open the drawer wide enough to get her hands in far enough to take more than three.</p>
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<p>I cannot say I saw the other man have the stockings, but I am sure this man was in the shop, there was only one pair droped in the street that was found afterwards, eleven pair were tied together, the others lay loose upon the place not tied up.</p>
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<p>I saw the gentleman come out and catch hold of the prisoner, about three doors from his own, I am sure it was him.</p>
<p>As I was coming from my mother's I went down Field-lane, I was going to buy a shirt, I knocked at the counter, nobody came, I walked out of the shop, the gentleman came and took hold of my collar, says he, Mowett, you have taken my stockings, I wanted to buy a shirt, I had bought a pair of stockings of him before, he said, Mowett, you have stolen my stockings; I have lately come from sea, I have no witnesses.</p>
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<p>There was very little doubt they had been at work, their hands were very black, there is a great deal of grease employed in the work.</p>
<p>From Morris. He tells you there were two candlesticks standing by the large press? - There were two candles burning, I did not say candlesticks.</p>
<p>Were my hands black and greasy as if I had been at work? - They were.</p>
<p>From Norton. Whether I had my coat on?</p>
<p>Court. He has sworn you had it on.</p>
<p>Mr. Carpmeal deposed he went to the house, and found the door and opened it, and saw the same persons, in the same situation as the former witness described, and added, (the press was produced in court) their hands were dirty, there were two presses, a large cutting out press, a die fixed, and a halfpenny between the dies, there was a bushel of halfpence and a bushel of blanks, here is the halfpenny I took from between the dies, two gentlemen marked it.</p>
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<p>I keep a shop in Carey-street, I know the house in Bowling-pin alley, I went down, Jealous took me there, the three prisoners were there, the woman sitting near the small press, and the men standing by the great press, their hands were all dirty, I marked one of the halfpence.</p>
<p>From Prisoner Morris. Did I look like a person that had been at work? - Your hands were dirty, and your wife's were dirty.</p>
<p>To Jealous. Is this woman the wife of one of the prisoners? - She passes as such.</p>
<p>Mr. NICHOLLS sworn.</p>
<p>I am one of the moniers at the mint, those halfpence are counterfeits.</p>
<p>I was there, and I acknowledge it, but my wife brought me down a pint of beer, and she had not been five minutes in the cellar, as to this gentleman he had not been an hour in the house.</p>
<p>How do you prove she is your wife? - I have a certificate.</p>
<p>Have you any witness to prove it? - I have a person to prove it who was at the wedding dinner.</p>
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<p>I know Mr. and Mrs. Morris, the prisoners, I was present on the day they were married, I dined with them, I did not see them married, it was the 20th of March 1775, I lodged in the same house with them at the time.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100022"/>What are you? - I have been a tradesman but am now reduced.</p>
<p>What business was you? - I was in the grocery and oil business.</p>
<p>Where did you live? - I lived in Duke-street, St. James's.</p>
<p>Have they lived together as man and wife? - They have lived together as man and wife, to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Court. Produce your certificate. (To the Prisoner.)</p>
<p>(The certificate produced.)</p>
<p>Court to Powell. Where did you dine? - (After some hesitation) It was Warner-street.</p>
<p>Where is that?</p>
<p>(Feeling in his pocket for a paper, and taking out one which he looked at.)</p>
<p>Court. You must not look at any paper.</p>
<p>Where is Warner-street? - Near St. Mary's.</p>
<p>Where? - Sheffield.</p>
<p>Court. Look this way, (Turning his head to the Prisoners) now mind, answer this question, Where did you dine that day? - At Mrs. Nicholls's, in Warner-street.</p>
<p>What is Mrs. Nicholls? - She kept a lodging house, we all lodged there.</p>
<p>Where is Warner-street, what part of the town is it in? - It is not in this town.</p>
<p>What town is it in then? - In Nottingham, near St. Mary's, it is not in this town.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination by Mr. Sylvester.</p>
<p>How came you to say Sheffield just now? - If I did I made a mistake, I did not mean to do it.</p>
<p>No, I suppose you did not, why friend, you may perhaps come here again, do you know that every word you say is taken down, Pray where does this Mrs. Nicholls live? - She lives in Warner-street, near St. Mary's, near the church.</p>
<p>Do not laugh, my friend.</p>
<p>I do not laugh, but upon my soul you confuse me, I never was before such gentlemen in my life.</p>
<p>Court. If you lived at Nottingham, how long was you there? - About three quarters of a year.</p>
<p>Court. How many churches are there at Nottingham? - About three.</p>
<p>Which church is this street near? - St. Mary's.</p>
<p>And what are the names of the other churches at Nottingham? - I never took any particular account of the names.</p>
<p>Upon your oath was you ever at Nottingham in your life? - Yes, sir, I have taken my oath on it.</p>
<p>You were? - Yes.</p>
<p>How long did you live there? - About three quarters of a year, in and out, not altogether at a time.</p>
<p>What, and cannot tell me the names of any places there, nor hardly know the name of the street where you lodged? - Yes; in Warner-street, I was asked to come to dinner there, they had a leg of mutton.</p>
<p>To Morris. Is this the original certificate of your marriage? - Yes, my lord, what I had from the parson.</p>
<p>Mr. Sylvester to Powell. Now I should like to look at that paper you was going to look at just now.</p>
<p>Court. Take out that paper you was going to look at, to refresh your memory.</p>
<p>(Powell produces the paper.)</p>
<p>Court. (Looking at it). Who were the company at dinner at the wedding, besides you, the bride, and bridegroom? - I do not know any persons particular by name.</p>
<p>Whose writing is this paper? - It is not mine, my lord.</p>
<p>Whose is it? - It is not mine; the writing was given to me, sir.</p>
<p>Who gave it to you? - A gentleman in the opposite party gave it to me.</p>
<p>What Mr. Morris? - Yes.</p>
<p>What the prisoner gave you this paper? - Yes.</p>
<p>Morris gave you this? - Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner Morris. He said he should forget the names, that is the reason.</p>
<p>Who were at the dinner besides you, the bride, and bridegroom? - There was a woman and a man besides that dined there, but who they were I cannot tell, we dined there.</p>
<p>The paper is this.</p>
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<p>"St. Mary's Church, Nottingham, and</p>
<p>"the re dined with one
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<p>"Stocking-maker, the 20th of March,</p>
<p>"1775, which said street was near the</p>
<p>"church, and we had a leg and shoulder</p>
<p>"of mutton for dinner."</p>
<p>Mr. Sylvester. Your parson at Nottingham can't spell, I see he has left out the Saint, (looking at the certificate).</p>
<p>Court. You will find this no laughing matter, if they can make sufficient enquiry into this matter, upon your evidence, I shall commit you to take your trial for perjury.</p>
<p>Do not let this man go out of court officer look to him.</p>
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<p>I had not been in the house an hour, I never transacted any business, I was drinking in Old-street that same day, I have a witness of it here, I was so unfortunate as to be found there, another innocent man might be found there as well as I.</p>
<p>Court. Have you any witnesses?</p>
<p>A person in court said he was with him about twelve o'clock, in Old-street.</p>
<p>Mrs. Trustam was called to Mrs. Morris's character, said she was a green grocer, and had known the prisoner, Mrs. Morris, a year and a half, or two years, and never heard any thing of her but that she was a very honest sober woman.</p>
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<p>The prisoner Morris said I have six children.</p>
<p>The court then ordered the two papers produced by Morris and Powel to be marked.</p>
<p>All three
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<p>Upon his cross examination he deposed, the prisoner was the first man that attacked him, and afterwards guarded him, and made him follow the cart, that took off the crape off his face, and tied his hands behind him; he was asked whether he did not say at the trial of Smith, that Smith was the first man that stopped him, he said, no, he did not, but always said it was the short man, that he always believed, but would not swear positively to him, he only believed him to be the man; he was asked if he knew one Pritchard, a butcher, he said, yes.</p>
<p>White Newman deposed, that he was an oilman in Newgate-street, that on the 16th of January last, he took notice about eight o'clock in the morning, of a one horse chaise standing at his door from eight till eleven, that the horse seemed jaded and dirty, he said he made one of his men carry it to a stable under cover, till the owner should come for it; that he saw some bags in it, and he was satisfied the mail had been robbed, he found the following bags, Coventry, Towcester, Oakham, Loughborough, Woobourn, Wellingborough, and Melton Mowbray, that he sent to the Post-office, and Mr. Ardron came, to whom he delivered them; that a person came for the chaise, and it was delivered to him, it appeared they had been part of the Chester mail, and never had been opened, but had all the letters in them that had been packed up the night before.</p>
<p>Mr. Ardron deposed, the bags were delived to him by Mr. Newman, and appeared to him to have been part of the Chester mail, and never to have been opened, he says these bags were the same that were forwarded the night before from the Post-office, just in the condition they were in, he knows it, because the London letters were in it that were put there the night before, that the bags were whole and unopened when he had them from Mr. Newman.</p>
<p>Mr. Newman then said, the seals were on them and the talles.</p>
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<p>On his Cross-Examination deposed, he was a watchmaker, and lived in the neighbourhood, he knew the chaise by a particular mark, that the back leathers belonging to the back spring, had a piece of packthread string tied round it to keep it fast.</p>
<p>Court to Mr. Chambers. Have you more chaise than one? - No, sir, I had not at that time.</p>
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<p>Upon his Cross-Examination, he does not recollect the difference of description in two different news-papers; that he looked over the paper accidentally, that he knew the prisoner as well as he knew his own wife, that he did not look to the reward.</p>
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<p>Upon his Cross-Examination was asked, whether the others had their hats off, and the prisoner his on, or he had his off and they had theirs on? - He said, no, he observed nothing like it; and whether he was not placed between two runners? he said, no, they were all standing promiscuously.</p>
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<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence, but desired leave to call witnesses.</p>
<p>The counsel for the prisoner said, he was instructed to call witnesses, to shew the prisoner was at home that night and the night previous to the robbery, that he was not at Smith's lodgings, but all that afternoon, and the next day, at another place. Called,</p>
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<p>Upon Cross-Examination, he deposed, he saw him again about two days after, at his mother's, the corner of Bunhill-row, Old-street; in answer to a question, how he came to remember it was the 15th of January in particular, he said, because his grandmother was buried, and his sister was telling him the particulars of the burial.</p>
<p>Court. What is your sister? - She cohabits with him as his wife; that he generally went there of an evening, it was near St. Luke's church, and he was going that way, that the young woman's name was
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<p>Upon her Cross-Examination, she owned she cohabited with him, and had lived with him going on three years, that he was at home that night she very well recollects, all that night, that he went out about eleven the next day, that he never after came to Mrs. Scott's, that on the Wednesday night she quitted Mrs. Scott's, that she did not take leave of Mrs. Scott, as she had not sufficient money to pay her, as she owed her nine shillings for rent; that she went to Gladman's at his desire, she was informed by the last witness, that Gladman then said, he could not nor would not swear to the prisoner, as he did not know him to be the man; that she never made him any offer of twenty guineas, or any thing else, not to swear against the prisoner, that her brother and mother were with her all the time; her brother was acquainted with Pritchard the butcher, and by means of having some little knowledge of Pritchard, they went to his lodgings, which he said were his sister's, and that
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<p>Gladman called again, said he never saw Sewel before, till he tapped him on the shoulder just before the trial came on, as he knows of.</p>
<p>Cross-Examination of Sewel.</p>
<p>What may you be? - I am a thread cutter, I cut ornaments for the cabinet makers, and a ticket porter at the water-side, I met him accidentally at the Falsstaff's-head, I was going for a bit of veneer, I saw the subpoena the boy had.</p>
<p>To Gladman. Do you remember a woman of the name of Brayfield? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do you remember
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<p>Did they come to you at any time, and when? - They came to me two or three times, to my brother's, I lodged then at my brother-in-law's house, and asked if I knew Baker, I said I knowed him I believe very well; she cried very much, and gave a shilling or eighteen pence to my brother's children, and sent for some beer, and she went down upon her knees and cried vastly, and hoped I would not swear against him, if I did, it would be the occasion of her ruin, and his two, and if I would not, she would get a friend to make twenty guineas over to me.</p>
<p>Did you ever send for her to come to your brother's house? - Never in my life; she came to my house several times, my brother-in-law heard the same words.</p>
<p>Was he present when this conversation happened? - Yes, sir, he is here.</p>
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<p>It was a very trifling time after the robbery when I got to the watchman, I saw one of them coming through the posts soon after, and I said this is one of them.</p>
<p>Which of the prisoners was it? - The one in the green coat, Hutton, he was just coming out of the gate, I said here is one of them, and the watchman took hold of him, Bailey was close behind him, and the other watchman said, there is the other, he run a few yards, about ten, the watchman after him, I jumped over the post at the time, and said, knock him down, I and one of the watchmen pursued him, he went a few yards; he stopped, the watchman took hold of him and I assisted; I had never seen either of these men before, I walked very fast, I suppose it was not ten minutes past eight, it was not moon-light, neither was it dark, I had perfect light enough to distinguish any person, likewise gold from silver, if I took it out; I suppose they might be with me a minute before they blinded my eyes, I never had my eye from the man with his hair lashing about his shoulders, they are in the same dress, I am as clear of them as can be; the other man never came near me, I never was so certain of any thing in my life as Hutton with his striped waistcoat, the watchman had hold of Bailey in the road when he dropped my stick, a few yards from where I took him; I did not see him drop it, the stick is in court, I said, the stick if it is mine has a notch in it, a yard from the end, it is a holly stick, I have had it several years, I am a cornet in the horse guards, I could have brought the man that made the notch in the stick; the stick was picked up by the watchman who has had it in his care ever since, we found the book and handkerchief, my handkerchief was white and purple border, marked J. D. after we got out of the gate we got a lanthorn from the quarter master of the light horse, it was just coming through the posts the handkerchief was found.</p>
<p>From the prisoner Hutton. I should be glad to know how he described us to the watchman before we came up?</p>
<p>Mr. Dent. I gave no description of them; it was within half a minute after I got to the gate they came up, I had not time, I was out of breath much, and could scarce speak, I suppose it is three quarters of a mile from the place, it was so light I could distinguish them very well.</p>
<p>How long were we out of his sight before we were taken up, as he said before the justice he had stopped two men before he stopped us, and let them go again? - The watchman stopped one man that I spoke of, and I said I believed it was not him.</p>
<p>Court. How long was it after the robbery before you got up to the gate? - I believe it was about nine o'clock when I got to the gate, I asked the watchman as we come along, to the best of my thinking it had struck nine.</p>
<p>How long time might be taken up before you got to the gate, and how long after you was robbed? - It was about twenty minutes past eight when I was stopped by them, and some little time after I got over the wall and ran pretty fast, the robbery might be about half an hour before I got up to the gate, they were taken about nine.</p>
<p>From Hutton. I should be glad to know how he knows my voice?</p>
<p>Mr. Dent. I have no knowledge of their voices, I saw them when they spoke to me, I have no recollection of their voices.</p>
<p>You did not know them before? - No.</p>
<p>From Bailey. When we were searched before he left us, whether we had any money or handkerchief?</p>
<p>Mr. Dent. There was none of my money found upon them, there was one remarkable thing, a Scotoh halfpenny, but that I will not swear to, there was a duplicate or two found upon them.</p>
<p>From Bailey. Ask him, how long he could suppose the prisoner that robbed him, was going from the place where he was
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<p>Mr. Dent. I was twenty minutes going from Kensington church, I walked prodigious fast.</p>
<p>Court. The people who robbed you, if they had walked quick, might they have got out of Kensington gate before you got to it? - They might.</p>
<p>There was time enough for them to have got out, if they walked as fast as you did? - Yes.</p>
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<p>I am a gardener, I watch on nights, I was standing in the box, No. 2, just by the gate that goes into the Park, the patrole man was come down, just at the instant, that gentleman, Mr. Dent, came up, and said he had been robbed just at that instant, he said the men were coming out of the park just then, before I could get my piece ready, (I had fire arms) one man came out, the patrole man laid hold of him, and asked that gentleman, is this the man, he said, no, let him go; the man directly went off, and out steps another just after, and that was the shortest man, (Hutton) the patrole man laid hold of him, the other prisoner drew back, I could just see through the door, he was coming up between the post, I got by the patrole man and this gentleman, and after him, he was got ten yards, I told him I would make him stop; I could not see whether he run or walked, I got my piece half presented, he stopped, and asked me, what business I had with him, I laid hold of his collar, and told him, there was a man without that would swear a robbery against him, Mr. Dent immediately said, that is the man, he knew them both directly, he was much out of breath, I brought the man up to the light, through the posts, the light horseman helped me to guard Bailey, when I brought him out I was afraid he had arms, but he had a little stick in his hand when I brought him out, the light horseman picked it up.</p>
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<p>I am a patrole, I was at the gate going from Hydepark to Kensington, when Mr. Dent came up to me, and said, watchman, I wish you would stop, I did, he said he was robbed; a man came to the gate, I laid hold of him, and asked him if that was the man, he said no, and I let him go then the others came up which he said were the men, one had a stick in his hand, the tall man in the brown coat, ( Bailey).</p>
<p>Prisoner Hutton. This man had a stick of his own taken from him by the prosecutor and watchman, it was returned to him again, he had a cane which the prosecutor cannot deny?</p>
<p>Mr. Dent. Yes; he had a cane or stick I believe.</p>
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<p>When I came up the patrole had hold of these men, and a gentleman was mentioning what he had lost, and (repeated the things mentioned in the indictment) amongst the rest a stick he mentioned, I saw Bailey drop it.</p>
<p>I had hold of him by the collar, I said he has just now dropped a stick, the gentleman took it up, and said, this is my stick.</p>
<p>Did he describe any marks upon the stick? - Yes; he said there was a mark in it about a yard from the bottom, (the stick was then produced in court).</p>
<p>To Mr. Dent. Is that your stick? - Yes; this is the same stick, they cut the bark at the justice's.</p>
<p>Hollywell. I asked Mr. Dent to go back, as probably we might find the things lost, we got a candle and lanthorn, and the first thing we found was the book, close by where they were taken, and a few steps farther there lay the handkerchief, here is the book and handkerchief.</p>
<p>Mr. Dent deposed it was his, and marked I. D. said he had the stick almost three years, and that a light horseman wrote his name on the book at the justice's to know it again, the stick was cut to measure a hundred yards, as there had been a race in the Park, it was cut to measure a yard.</p>
<p>The Jury desired to look at the stick, and one of them measured it by a rule, and said it was a yard from the bottom to the notch.</p>
<p>I am innocent of what I am charged
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100031"/> with. The day this affair happened I was going to Kensington, I saw this young man in the morning, he went home to dine in the city where he lodged; I promised to meet him in the afternoon, which I did, at the upper end of Bond-street I told him I was going to Kensington to call upon a gentleman for some cloaths; going along Oxford-street we got into Grosvenor gate, and went across, that was about eight o'clock; I heard some people rustling in the grass, two or three, I said here is some people coming, we had better go and see what it is, no, says he, come along, we did, I was stopped coming through the gate, I said, take care what you do; as to running away I had no power to run, it was impossible, they took hold of me; if I had been guilty of any thing of the kind I should not have come that way; I expected a witness here, my attorney was here last night.</p>
<p>I saw this young man in Westminster, he asked me to go to Kensington in the evening to meet him, I told him I would, I met him between seven and eight, we crossed over through Grosvenor gate, I met him at the bottom of the Serpentine river, just there we heard some people running in the grass, he said, never mind let us go on, it was above half after eight when we came to Kensington gate, it was very near nine, I was amazed when I was stopped; the man said here are the villains, the man came up and held his peice to me, and said, stop, or I will shoot you, I stopped, and we were both searched twice and nothing found upon us.</p>
<p>Mrs. Haines deposed she kept the George, in East-Harding street, that she knew Bailey perfectly well to be a very sober young man, that she had known him four months, that he used to work very well at his business, that he was a gold-worker.</p>
<p>Bailey said he expected other witnesses, but they were not come.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Court. How long have you had the watch? - About fifteen months, it had a silk and gold string, two silver seals, a gilt key, and there was a steel chain of mine, a double chain, with urns before the key and seal; this is the same chain and bed-hook, the same watch paper, and I believe it to be my watch; the other things I lost
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<p>He produced some stockings and handkerchiefs, and a pair of breeches which he took of him, he had a bundle in his hand when I apprehended him at Lane's, these stockings were in it and the handkerchiefs, these stockings I took off his legs, and the breeches from off him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing, my Lord, to say in my own defence, I was not prepared for my trial, my prosecutor told me my trial would not come on till Thursday or Friday; with regard to any friends to appear on my behalf I have none; respecting the things that are produced in court, I acknowledge them to have been taken away by me, I pray for the mercy of the court, I never was guilty of any thing before, but I am left now without my own brother, or any body to appear for me; I have lived in the first families in the kingdom, and I hoped they would appear for me, but I had no notice of my trial.</p>
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<p>The prisoner broke my shop window open on the 4th of March, between seven and eight, I saw him, my wife said to me, the windows are cut again; I am constable, I saw the prisoner come with another man and shove a piece of the glass out of the window which had been cut before; I stood at the pitching block, just opposite the window in the street, he ran away, and returned in two or three minutes, and looked to see if any body was in the shop, he then whipped his right hand through the glass and drew out a pair of silk and worsted stockings, I then ran after him, and with my bludgeon knocked him down, then I saw him drop the stockings out of his hand, a gentleman picked them up and gave them me, I then took him into custody, I am sure he is the same man, and I saw him drop the stockings, my eyes were never off him, day-light was gone a great while, my shop is part of my dwelling-house, I keep the house.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I was coming from Cheapside and met a young man, we went to have a glass of pepper-mint, I asked what it was o'clock, so then I began to run, and this gentleman knocked me down, a gentleman picked up a pair of stockings, and gave them to the prosecutor, and so he accused me; I expected a witness here that is a gentleman, that was passing by, and will swear the window was broke a quarter of an hour before, but my friends did not find my name in the list to be tried to-day.</p>
<p>Jury. Did you find the piece of glass he pushed, in or out? - I found two or three bits.</p>
<p>We understand the window was broke, some part of it, before the prisoner broke it? - Yes, sir, but it was mended with putty, in the corner.</p>
<p>You did not see the stockings in his hand? - I saw them.</p>
<p>You should have had some other evidence besides yourself, there must be somebody in the shop, had you nobody in the shop? - Nobody at all.</p>
<p>Your sister was in the parlour? - Yes.</p>
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<p>On the 11th of March I lost a bag of stockings, and then missed these things, she did not refuse to let me in, I missed a pair of sheets and a blanket.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker, I have two sheets and a blanket pawned by the prisoner for nineteen shillings, she pawned them the 26th of February, she had several times pawned things, and redeemed them, I asked her if they were her own property, she said yes, I asked her whether she lived in ready furnished lodgings, she said no, I am certain she was the person that pawned them, they have been in my possession ever since.</p>
<p>Mrs. Tiley proved the two sheets, one is marked, the other not, I gave them her to put on the bed, I am sure of it, I mangled this.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I acknowledge making use of the things, I had not left the apartment, I told her I would put them in the place, I am innocent of the other affair, I had a witness here, a gentleman who keeps his carriage was here to give me a character, but my name was not in the bill, it is all spite and nothing else.</p>
<p>Jury. Did this woman ever pawn any sheets and blankets before with you? - Yes.</p>
<p>And redeemed them? - Yes.</p>
<p>Court. If you think they were pledges with intent of redeeming them it does not amount to a felony.</p>
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<p>I was coming down Queenhithe, I turned round the corner and saw this prisoner at the bar walk on before me and take the cheese off a post, but whether with intent to steal I know not, any body that passed might see it.</p>
<p>Court. Was there any thing before the cheese? - No, my lord.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have been twenty years on the spot, and have done a great deal of business for most cheesemongers from Richmond to Mottlake, I just took this cheese and put it down for the young man, thinking it belonged to Mr. Brukle, in Newgate-street, I never was charged of any thing in my life, I had no thought of taking the cheese away.</p>
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<p>I am the waiter, I saw the mug in the prisoner's box, and saw my mistress take it out, when she called me up the prisoner was by, she said little, she said nothing, only that she put it in her box, I did not see her go up stairs shortly before.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker, the things were pawned with me at different times, the table cloth in January, the pot and cover in January, and the others in February; she had pawned the same things several times, except the pot and cover, and several other things, and had taken them out again.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It was through real necessity, I should have redeemed them but was taken sick.</p>
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<persName id="t17820410-25-person356"> MARY GRAY
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<p>The 21st of February between seven and eight in the evening, I was stopped in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17820410-25-off127 t17820410-25-crimeloc130"/>, coming from Mile-End Green to Welclose-Square, my husband was with me, and I had a young child in arms, we were conversing together very earnestly, we turned and saw three men coming after us, Davis came to my husband
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100036"/> took hold of him, and said, damn you stop, my husband said, gentlemen, I hope you will not hurt us, we are only poor working people, then two more came up, I had only one shilling and I gave it them, the other two laid hold of me, the one was Brewster, the other I did not see, they demanded my purse, I said I had not one, one said to the other, cut her pocket off, when Davis came up to them, he said, damn her, run her through, I felt them cut my pocket off; Davis staid near with a cutlass to my breast, and said, if I made the least resistance he would run me through directly, when one cut my pocket off, Davis said, damn her, take her ring, then they said, take her buckles, they said, do not stand to take her buckles, take shoes and all, then another came behind me and snatched my cloak off, they threw me down to take my shoes, after they had taken my cloak they ran off, I did not know any of them before, it was moon-light, they were with me ten minutes, I could very fairly see them, I knew them again by their voices, and by sight.</p>
<p>Court. Which is Davis? - He with the red, I am very positive of him, and I am sure Brewster was there, I was sent for to the Rotation-office, I saw him, and picked him out from all the rest, I did not know he was a prisoner, it was Brewster that was there, Davis was taken about a fortnight ago, I knew him directly, none of the things I lost has been found.</p>
<p>Brewster. Would you please to look at this commitment, that the woman swore before the justice, she has said, my lord, a great many things more than were last swore at the justice's she did not say there were-any aprons lost.</p>
<p>Court. Where were the aprons, in your pocket? - No; in my hand.</p>
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<p>I was coming home with my wife the evening that happened, I have brought the shirt I had on at the time to shew the blood I had; the 21st of February last my wife and me were coming home cross Stepney fields, between Mutton lane and the half way house, we were talking, I had a child in my arms asleep, we turned and saw three men behind us, Davis and his companions were about a rod a sunder, Davis said, damn you, come along, Davis soon overtook me, he came on my right hand side, clapt his left hand on my breast, his right hand with a cutlass to my face, he said, damn you stand, I then pleaded that we were only working people, had nothing for them, and besides, as I had a young child, I hoped they would not hurt me, he made no reply, only said, damn you, you dog, he struck me with a bright cutlass, about a foot and a half long, in several parts, particularly my face, to defend myself I held me child with one hand, and I held up my other hand, I received a cut, which is perfectly cured since, I fell in the ditch, and he struck me several times there, the other two at the same time were about my wife, he said, damn you, hold your bellowing, and ran to his two companions, and said, damn her, a bitch, run her through hearing this, I ran up and pleaded mercy, I heard him say, damn her, take her ring, and after take her buckles; they were greatly confused, being moon-light and near a house, they threw her down, took her shoes and buckles, then he came to me and struck me again, my wife had some gauzes with her, they snatched her cloak, I had a watch and some silver, but they made off and left her on the ground; she was so far supported, she got up and came to me, the child's eyes and mouth were all covered with blood; I had a wound on my cheek that my finger would almost go in, another in my forehead, by the cutlass.</p>
<p>(The cloak produced which the child had on, and the witnesses shirt all bloody).</p>
<p>Court. Do you know the persons of either of the prisoners with certainty? - Yes, my lord, Davis was the man that came up to me first, it was moon-light, and I am not insensible of the consequence of what I am speaking, if I was not certain I would not swear it, I am positively certain.</p>
<p>Do you know any thing of the other? - I went to the Rotation-office, the prisoner Brewster was sitting on a box, I saw him
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178204100037"/> there and perfectly challenged him in my mind, to be one of the three, but cannot so positively swear to him, I believe him to be one; none of the property was found.</p>
<persName id="t17820410-25-person358"> MOSES LEVI
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<p>I attend at the Rotation-office, we had information, we went at two o'clock, first to Brewster's, he cohabits with a girl in Cock-hill, he said he was out a thieving on Sunday night; Mr. and Mrs. Gray came in and picked out Brewster; I went, my lord, a week following, and took Davis from a woman he cohabits with, who deals in handkerchiefs.</p>
<persName id="t17820410-25-person359"> Charles Earl
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<interp inst="t17820410-25-person359" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know no more than what the last witness has said.</p>
<persName id="t17820410-25-person360"> James Mathews
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<p>Brewster. It is no such thing, my lord, upon my soul; I was going to Rag-fair to buy me a coat and waistcoat, I met a girl, and it unluckily happened I had not much understanding, I went with her, she took me to bed, and these people came and took me, they persuaded the people to swear to me, my lord, whether or not, for the sake of the reward.</p>
<p>Davis. I beg one favour, these men took me out of my bed, I should be glad to have my cloaths they took from me and ring.</p>
<p>To Brewster's Character.</p>
<persName id="t17820410-25-person361"> HENRY HOLDING
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<p>I am a painter in the narrow part of Holborn, have known Brewster five years, honest, sober, and industrious, he is a plaisterer.</p>
<persName id="t17820410-25-person362"> Mary Holding
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<interp inst="t17820410-25-person362" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , wife to the last witness, has known Brewster five years, a very honest, sober, industrious young man, as far as I know.</p>
<p>The Prosecutor
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<interp inst="t17820410-25-person363" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . My lord, to justify these men about what he says as to swearing against them, I speak it in the fear of God, and prove, that that man has spoken false, for these very men that took them up, pleaded with us for God's sake, not to swear against them if we were not sure.</p>
<persName id="t17820410-25-person364"> Mary Holden
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<interp inst="t17820410-25-person364" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Are you a relation to the prisoner? - I am his sister, these men spoke to Mrs. Gray, at Hick's-hall, and said, she must swear against Brewster, and said in what manner.</p>
<p>Court to
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<interp inst="t17820410-25-person365" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Did Mathews ever say so to you? - I did not hear it.</p>
<p>Did he ever say any thing like it to you? - No; nothing like it, only when he came for us to go to the Rotation-office, he beged of us for God's sake to say nothing but the truth.</p>
<p>Court to Prosecutor. You will do well to prosecute this woman, (
<persName id="t17820410-25-person366"> Mary Holden
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<p>Jury. Has Mr. Gray sworn to any other man? - No.</p>
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