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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178205150001"/>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 Middle sex; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 15th of May, 1782, and the following Days;
<p>Being the FIFTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon. Sir
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<persName id="f17820515-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>NUMBER V. PART I.</p>
<p>Printed for
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<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178205150003"/> area; I saw the prisoner take that ladder, and lift it up to a place built for him at the top of Lord Scarborough's wall; he took some of the things up, and came down again for the saddle; I then went up to him, and asked him whose saddle that was: he said it was Sir
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Crosby. The things mentioned in the indictment I hung up on some pegs in a chamber over my master's stable, on the morning of the 16th of April; I was not in that room again that day. I locked the stable-door, and went out a riding till late with my master; I saw them in the watch-house the next day, where the prisoner was in custody.</p>
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<p>Was the door of the hay-loft fastened? - Yes; by a nail in the hasp, inside the door. I found it fast when I came home. The prisoner was a servant to the lamp-lighter. There are two sash-windows; he must have got in at one of them; I can't be certain whether those windows were quite down when I went out.</p>
<p>I leave my defence to my counsel.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called four witnesses who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Peal. My master has some lodgers. On the 21st of April I was alarmed by the lodger in the one pair of stairs, that she had seen the dirty foot of somebody who had gone up stairs; this was about eleven o'clock.</p>
<p>Can you tell whether the street door was open or shut? - I cannot be certain. I went up stairs into the garret, which is the two pair of stairs; there I saw a bed tied up in a sheet, and I saw another parcel of the same size; I saw a blue jacket, which alarmed me, supposing that there was a sailor in the room; I ran down, and called for assistance;
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<interp inst="t17820515-2-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who lives in the house, stood at the bottom of the stairs with a cooper's adze in his hand till I got assistance; Mr. Thomas and we went up into the garret, and we found the prisoner up the garret chimney; Mr. Thomas pulled her down: the blue jacket was
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<p>If you left the door locked, and found it locked when you went up again, how do you suppose the prisoner got in? - She confessed before the justice that she forced the staple out, and to got the door open, and that she afterwards put the staple in again.</p>
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<p>On Sunday morning, the 21st of April, while I was at breakfast, at about half after ten o'clock, Mrs. Weston came out, and cried out fire! thieves! I went out directly; I found Mr. Elmes at the bottom of the stairs, with his adze in his hand; there was a butcher there besides; they were afraid to go up stairs; I went up; Mr. Elmes and the butcher went up with me, and Mrs. Weston followed us; I had a knife in my hand. I found the garret-door shut; the staple of the lock was out, and lay on the floor; the bolt of the lock was shot. I found the bed and the bed-clothes all upon the ground. There was a sailor's blue jacket in the room. Mr. Elwes went up towards the chimney with his hatchet; we looked up the chimney, but could not see any light through it; Mrs. Elmes took his axe, and beat it against the woman's tail; he thought it had been a parcel of rags; he said there was nothing there: I put my hand up the chimney, and took her by the thigh. I said it was no man, I was fire, for it had not breeches on. She was, I believe, about three foot up the chimney; she was nearly as black as a coal. She burst out a crying: she said her husband was a soldier; that she had pawned his shirts, and was determined to rob somebody's house to get them out of pawn, or else she should be killed by him: she said a man had told her to rob that house.</p>
<p>Did she say who the blue jacket belonged to? - No.</p>
<p>Did she say how she got in? - No.</p>
<p>Did you make her any promises of favour? - No.</p>
<p>What is the value of the bed that belonged to Peal? - I have been in the brokering business; I would not give above 5 l. for the whole; that bed is worth about 50 s. The prisoner's shoes were off; we looked about the room and found them, and she put them on.</p>
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<p>I had three small children; I buried the eldest a month ago. My husband is gone away with another woman; I was informed he lodged up in this garret; I had got a little drop in my head; I went to see whether he was there or no; the door was wide open; I sat down upon a chair. I did not see any body as I went up; I heard somebody coming up stairs; I thought it was my husband; the bed stood up in the corner; I stood up close to the chimney, upon the bed, but I was not up the chimney.</p>
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<p>I lodge in the prosecutor's house. As I was coming down stairs, a little after eight in the evening, with a candle in my hand, there was some person coming out of the back-chamber door, but, seeing me, shut the door in my face very hard. I went down, and enquired of the family if any body was gone up stairs; they said, no; then I thought some thieves had got into the house; I directed the prosecutor to be called in; I went up stairs into the garret with him; there we found the prisoner lying on the floor, upon her face; the several things lay just by the prisoner.</p>
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<p>I beg for mercy.</p>
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<p>Is the prisoner any relation to you? - None. One of Sir
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<p>We went, upon an information we had received, to the prisoner's house, upon the 18th of April; it is in a little court, in Water-lane, Fleet-street; we went to search for some dogs that were lost. We found four dogs alive, and in the yard we found the carcases of nine dogs which had been skinned, and three carcases more in another place. We found the carcase of the bitch skinned, and this collar lying on a shelf.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner told me he would send my bitch home the next day. I had six puppies at home starving for want of her.</p>
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<p>I was charing at the prisoner's; two men came, and desired to leave a collar there, which they said they would call for in the morning; I did not look at the collar.</p>
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<p>I did not take the money.</p>
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<p>I heard the alarm of Stop thief! I saw several people before me, so I ran on very briskly; I never had the trunk.</p>
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<p>(The prosecutor deposed, that, as he was going into the opera-house, on a masquerade-night, he felt a man drawing his domino aside, and he missed his watch; that he immediately seised the prisoner, who was close to him; and he verily believed the prisoner to be the person who stole his watch; that, just as he missed the watch, he saw it handed past him, but could not be certain that he had seen it in the hands of the prisoner; and that he had never recovered the watch again.)</p>
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<p>I am mother to the prosecutor; I live with him; I was a-bed in the shop, about eight or nine in the morning; I saw the prisoner come into the shop, and take a pair of shoes out of the window; I got out of bed in my shift, and ran to the door after the man, and called out, Stop thief!</p>
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<p>I am a lighterman. Coming up from the water-side, on Monday morning, I met the prisoner with a pair of new shoes under his arm, about twenty yards from the prosecutor's shop; when I had gone a little further, the woman came out, and cried, Stop thief! I turned back directly, and run after him; he was running then; I saw him toss the shoes over a wall; myself and some others got up to him, and seised him; he denied having had the shoes; a lad got over the wall, where I directed him, and found the shoes.</p>
<p>(The shoes were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>I saw these shoes lying on the ground, and picked them up.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called eight witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>I am the wife of the prosecutor. The prisoner took our garret of me; I had a crape gown, hanging upon a nail in the house; I missed the gown.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say in my defence.</p>
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<p>Who employs you in that capacity? - I am for myself; I am along with my father.</p>
<p>Where does your father live? - At Salisbury. I came up to town to get a clerk's place.</p>
<p>Are you sure the prisoner is the woman? - I am. We had a pint of wine at the Hotel; when we had drank a glass of wine apiece, she said she had a friend below, and asked if it would be agreeable to me to let her come up; I said, With all my heart. We were joking together, till at last I was to be engaged with the woman that came up. When I came to be engaged with the other woman, the prisoner said my watch would hurt the other woman; she took the watch out of my pocket, with my consent, and put it behind the sofa till I got up; when I came to get up from the sofa, my watch was gone.</p>
<p>Was you in liquor? - Rather, or I should not have been guilty of such a thing.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the Jury, this does not in point of law amount to felony; he had intrusted his watch to her.</p>
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<p>Do you usually carry so much as five guineas about you? - It was all I had got; I carried it about me, at that time, because I was at a lodging.</p>
<p>It was dark; had you any light but from the dark lantern? - The room was quite light from the lantern; I could distinguish his face so as to swear to him.</p>
<p>How long did they stay with you? - About ten minutes. There was nobody in the house but me; the person I lodge with goes out a washing; she was not come home.</p>
<p>Had you ever seen the prisoner before? - No.</p>
<p>When did you see him next? - Two men were taken up upon suspicion; I went before the justice to see them; they were not the people; then the constable desired me to go into a public-house, and see if there was any body I knew; I went in, and picked the prisoner out from among a dozen; I knew him directly.</p>
<p>Will you take upon you to swear that the prisoner is the man that received the money, and was present when the man took it from you? - I will. The light of the lantern reflected on the face of the prisoner; I could not see the face of the other man, when he cut my pocket off.</p>
<p>What are you? - A cook in gentlemen's families. I have kept a house in Carey-street.</p>
<p>You said, as soon as you opened the door they rushed in. Was that the outer door? - Yes; there are two rooms on the floor.</p>
<p>Is the prisoner dressed now as he was when you was robbed? - No; he had a black handkerchief on then.</p>
<p>I can bring plain proof where I was, the same hour she was robbed, ten miles off.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I am a bargeman; I live at Waltham-abbey. I know the prisoner; he was a bargeman; he worked along with me, with one Mr. Bridge, of Cheshunt; I have known him four or five years.</p>
<p>Was you in company with him in April last? - Yes; on Thursday, the 11th of April, up at the wharf in Cheshunt parish, where we unload our coals.</p>
<p>At what hour? - At ten o'clock at night; I was on board the barge;
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<interp inst="t17820515-17-person174" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and this man were a-bed together; this man was a-sleep; I was talking with Bagley.</p>
<p>Can you tell how he was employed at ten o'clock of any other night? - Yes; the night before we were a-bed together at Limehouse at twelve o'clock at night.</p>
<p>At ten o'clock? - Yes; at ten o'clock at night too.</p>
<p>What was you doing at ten o'clock at night on the ninth day of April? - I cannot recollect.</p>
<p>Can you give any account of him any other day in April? - Yes; on the twelfth. I was at work with him, getting the coals out of the barge.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner on the 11th of April; he passed by Waltham-abbey about half after five o'clock, or it might be six.</p>
<p>What distance is Waltham-abbey from Stoke-Newington? - I believe, seven miles.</p>
<p>Jury. How came you to know it was the 11th of April? - We examined the toll-books, where the barges pass.</p>
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<p>I have known him from an infant; I never heard any harm of him.</p>
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<p>On the 15th of April, I was up the last person in the house; I am certain my street-door was fast when I went to bed, which was at twelve o'clock. Between two and three o'clock in the morning, my wife told me she thought there were thieves in the house, as she had heard a noise; I jumped out of bed; I heard a noise at the door in the street; I threw up the sash, and asked who was there: the watchman said, he believed the servant had robbed the house; I put on some clothes, and went down with a light; when I came down into the passage, I found the prisoner there, and three or four watchmen with her; she had got a bundle with her; upon examining it, I found it contained several of the things mentioned in the indictment. When the constable came, he said she must be searched; she said, if we would not search her. She would deliver up what she had got; then she pulled out a French-plate half pint mug, and then a guinea; she said, Here is your guinea; and she pulled out two or three caps, and some other little things; but the greater part of the things were in the parcel. She said a person who recommended her as a servant to my wife, advised her to steal what she could the first opportunity, and make her escape. She lived with me a month within two days.</p>
<p>Where does the person live that recommended her? - By Whitechapel.</p>
<p>Was it day-light when you came down at three o'clock? - No; not till an hour after.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. On the 16th of April, at a little after three o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner with a large bundle in Mansfield-street, Goodman's-fields.</p>
<p>Where does the prosecutor live? - In
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<p>To the prosecutor. Had any of your own family been out that night? - No.</p>
<p>Do you know whether the prisoner had been to bed that night? - I saw her in the passage about twelve o'clock; but I don't know whether she was in bed before I fastened the doors.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I am shopman to Mr.
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<p>I am a servant to Mr.
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<interp inst="t17820515-19-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Mr. Batterby, on the 28th of April, delivered me a paper parcel to carry to the Black Bear Inn, at a little before four o'clock, directed to Messrs. Morton and Co. at Bath; I delivered it to Mr. Bush.</p>
<p>To Bush. Where did you leave this parcel? - In the warehouse.</p>
<p>Is that part of the dwelling-house? - It is, and there are rooms over it.</p>
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<p>I live at the King's-Head, at Birmingham; I am book-keeper to the London and Birmingham coaches. On Tuesday, the 30th of April, I received a box, directed for
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<interp inst="t17820515-19-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and of one Barnard who lived with him, I consulted with the master of the inn, and the gaoler of Birmingham, whether I should open the box or no; we opened it; the box contained lace; at the top was this bill of parcel, and these two letters.</p>
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<p>(The bill of parcels, and the letters, were produced in court, and
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<p>Heathcote. I delivered these two letters, and the bill of parcels, to Justice Addington. This letter the prisoner acknowledged he wrote; he said he wrote it for another person, but inadvertently he put his own name at the bottom of it.</p>
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<p>In a postscript he says, You will go to the coachmaker's, in Litchfield-street, Birmingham, and see if you can dispose of them, or do your best; here is the bill; you have no need to be afraid, for they were going to Bath.</p>
<p>Counsel for the Prisoner to Heathcote. Were there not other things in the box, besides what is contained in this bill of parcels? - There were some few things; they were delivered to
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<p>I had a warrant from a Middlesex magistrate, backed by an alderman, to apprehend the prisoner; I took him last Monday was se'nnight, at his own door, in Houndsditch; I carried him to the Mansion-house; there I searched him, and found these letters upon him (producing them).</p>
<p>No. I. read.</p>
<p>Birmingham, Apr. 30th, 1782.</p>
<p>Expecting a parcel by this day's coach, but their not sending the parcel home, therefore went to fetch the same; found the parcel is not come to hand. You will immediately go to the Swan-with-two-Necks, to find the same. You will answer this with the morrow coach.</p>
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<p>No. II. was read. It was a letter from Archer to
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<p>How came you to have so much money in your pocket? - I took it with me to buy some clothes, but it was too dark when I had done work.</p>
<p>Was there sufficient light to see the prisoner's countenance, so as to be certain he is the man? - Yes; it was dusk, neither light nor dark; but I could see his face very
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<p>Was not you very much frightened? - I was very little frightened; God kept me. When they left me, I went home, and went to bed, and in the morning I went to the Rotation-office, and gave information of the robbery. On the 18th of March, I was sent for to the Rotation-office; I saw the prisoner there in a room, in company with two other prisoners. As I passed them, the prisoner said to me, You sulky negro, what do you look at? upon which I fixed upon the prisoner; I knew him to be the man, though I said nothing till I went into the office. I am sure he is the person that took the money out of my pocket.</p>
<p>What description did you give of the prisoner when you laid the information? - That he was a red-faced man, and I should know him again, if I saw him.</p>
<p>Was that all the description you gave of him? - Yes.</p>
<p>(Upon his cross-examination, he said the prisoner was dressed either in blue or brown, he could not tell which; that he had no conversation with any person at the Rotation-office about the prisoner; and that he expressed no doubt whatever as to his identity.)</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I went, by direction of Justice Staples, to endeavour to take the men who committed this robbery. On the 12th of March, we took the prisoner, and two persons who were tried here last sessions and convicted; the other two had cutlasses; the prisoner had a large stick; we took them before the magistrate.</p>
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<p>I know no more of it than the child in my mother's womb.</p>
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<p>- LEVI sworn,</p>
<p>I belong to the Rotation-office, Whitechapel. I asked Commins by whom he was robbed: he said four men. I asked him if he should know them: he said he should know one, he was a tall man with a red face.</p>
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<p>I live at Erith, in Kent. I was at the Rotation-office, on account of my son being there on a charge of felony. I heard Commins say, he was very sorry he had sworn that the prisoner was the man, for he could not be certain to him. I know nothing of the prisoner; I never saw him before I was at the justice's. I am a brick-maker, and employ a great many men.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. King, a butcher, in Bluecross-street. I saw the prisoner about a quarter before five o'clock, on the sixth of March; I particularly recollect the day, because I hurt my arm on the preceding day, the fifth of March: I met him in Warwick-lane; we went into a public-house, and had two pots of beer, and staid about two hours together. I then said I could not stay any longer; I must go home to my master's: he went home with me to my master's, and then we went to the Feathers tavern, and had two or three pots of beer, and parted about ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Before the justice, I asked the prosecutor what dress I was in at the time he supposed that I robbed him: he said, the same dress I had on then. I have a person to prove I bought the coat I had on, four days after the robbery.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Did the prisoner ask you what dress he was in when he robbed you? - I do not remember that he did.</p>
<p>Did you say he was in the same dress then, that he robbed you in? - I can swear I never said such a word.</p>
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<p>I know the prisoner.</p>
<p>Do you know what clothes he was possessed of on the sixth of March? - Yes; he had only a brown close-bodied coat; he had no great coat: he bought the great coat he has on of a young man I keep company with: on the 10th of March, he came home without his coat, and said he had sold it to the prisoner.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called two other witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>Did he say what purpose he had the knife in his pocket for? - Not then; but going along, he said he had it to cut his leather strap.</p>
<p>I should be glad to go to sea.</p>
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<p>I am shop-porter to Messrs. Bennetts and Cure. I weighed the tea, and carried it into the second story, and spread it on the cover; I weighed the tea again between two and three o'clock; there was not any missing then: when I weighed it in the evening, there was upwards of a pound wanting. In the morning, I was ordered by the last witness to take charge of the prisoner. The prisoner then said he came early in the morning to move it; but, if he had known their scheme, they should never have seen his face at the house again. I had before found the tea under the block; it was weighed, and answered in quantity as nigh as could be.</p>
<p>Wken I went in in the morning, I kicked my foot against this bag; I took it up to see what it was; then I took it up to the second story; he called after me, and I put it down on the stairs.</p>
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<p>I was going home to my three fatherless children; I saw a parcel of sugar on the
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<p>I keep the Blue Lasts; in Distaff-lane. On the 17th of April, the prisoner came into my house; I had some suspicion of her; I clapped my hand to her, and felt the pint pot; I searched her, and found the pots mentioned in the indictment, with some others, upon her; I sent for Mr. Dawson; he said they were his pots.</p>
<p>A young woman, who was a gathering in her pots, found these two pots among hers: she said they belonged to such a person, and asked me to take them; I put them into my pocket, and went to the gentleman's house.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Brady described the man to me that sold them; they said, probably, if I went into a public-house just by, I might meet with him. I went into the public-house, and saw the prisoner sleeping; I went and fetched Mrs. Brady: she said that was the man. I got a soldier to help me take him up; but he was rescued out of my hands several times in Rosemary-lane.</p>
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<p>I live with Mr. Brady in Rosemary-lane.
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<p>I sell old clothes and old wigs, &c. On the 11th of April, six wigs were offered me for sale by the prisoner at the bar, between eight and nine o'clock at night. I asked him how he came by them: he said they were his property. He asked me 6 s. for them: I told him I did not like the appearance of it. He asked me if I would lend him 3 s. till he would bring proof they were his property: I lent him 3 s. I went over with the wigs to Mrs. Brady, and told her of it; and desired her, if any person came to ask for the wigs, to send them to me. He sat down in my house till I went to Mrs. Brady's.</p>
<p>Did you go to Mrs. Brady's before you lent him the 3 s. or after? - Before; I lent him the 3 s. when I came back.</p>
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<p>I know nothing at all about the matter.</p>
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<p>I am thirteen years old. As I was carrying the clothes home, I stopped some time to look at a little horse; the prisoner came up, and said I had been loitering upon my business, and snatched the clothes out of my hand; I said he must return me the woollen bag. I apprehended he was the clerk of the gentleman to whom the clothes were to be delivered. He returned me the clothes and bag, and then I went on towards the gentleman's house; but, before I got there, he came up again to me, and snatched the clothes out of my hand, and was going away with them; I cried Stop thief! upon which the prisoner returned me the clothes, but made off down Thames-street, through an alley, to the Three Tuns, a public-house. I delivered the clothes at the gentleman's, and informed the servant what had happened; they pursued the prisoner to this public-house, where he was apprehended; he was carried before a magistrate, who committed him.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner take the clothes from the boy; and, upon the boy's crying Stop thief! I saw him come back, and return them to him.</p>
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<p>I am servant at the gentleman's house to whom these clothes were to be delivered. The boy informed me of the behaviour of the prisoner; my brother and I pursued him to the Three Tuns: when we came there, the prisoner acknowledged that he had taken the clothes from the boy, but said he had returned them.</p>
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<p>I am brother-in-law to the last witness. I joined them in the pursuit to the public-house; the publican turned them all out into the court; then the prisoner attempted to run away; we pursued him, and secured him.</p>
<p>I had given orders to a taylor to make me clothes of a maroon colour; I thought these had been the clothes.</p>
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<p>Last Friday I had been at the Orange Coffee-house, and was returning home about half past twelve. I met the prisoner: she came up to me, and appeared very fond of me, and desired me to go with her. I went with her, and by compulsion went to
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<p>I am a constable of St. Ann's. On Sunday, near one o'clock, I had an information of a person being robbed by a black woman; and that she was concealed in Gloucester-court. I went there, and apprehended the prisoner. I found a purse with six guineas and a half in it. I asked her how she came by the money: she said she had saved it, a shilling at a time.</p>
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<p>I am servant at No. 2. Gloucester-court. The prisoner had been once in our house before: she came in with a gentleman: They both went into the parlour. I stood in the passage seven or eight minutes. Then the woman opened the door, and called for some water. I went to get the water: she got to the door to go out. I went and said, Ma'am, you brought the gentleman in; take him out with you. She opened the door, and rushed out. He held up his finger, and put his hand in his pocket: he spoke; but I did not know what he said. He staid about ten minutes after the prisoner went away. Another young lady came in when he went out; she went into the parlour. He held up his finger, and talked something, and put his hand into his pocket.</p>
<p>This money they swear to, is my own, I have saved up at a shilling a time. When I met this gentleman first, he was with a black woman with a white gown and white coat on. What he had, was entirely unbuttoned. I was at a distance, against the rails. I went down towards Pall-Mall; I stood upon the stone of a door in Gloucester-court. He asked if there was any house he could go into; I said there was a house there. I knocked at No. 3, and went in. He said, My dear, I have no money; I have been with a black woman; my money is all gone. He pulled out his pocket, and said, I have got a snuff box, and a watch, and a pin valued at so much, and a pocket-book at so much, which he could not part with. I said, if he had no money, I would not go with him. I said, As you have no money, I do not chuse to give my carcase up to you for nothing; and I hope you will give me liberty to get some water, for I am dry. He said yes; but he would keep my cloak till I came back. What he offered to me, was what is not fit: he is a man neither fit for God nor the devil; he is neither fit for a black woman, nor a white woman. What he expressed to me, put a shock upon my spirits, and frightened me. I went to open the door. The maid said, Take this man with you. I said, No; I do not chuse to have any more to do with him. I ran out at the door: I heard no more of the gentleman till I went out; and then the constable took me; and said, I had robbed him of so much. It must be meer wickedness, because, when he took me into the house, he said, he had not any, and because I would not condescend to his will, he charges me with this. I did not come into close quarters; I was at arm's length from him.</p>
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<p>I keep a chandler's shop, close by Litchfield-street. The prisoner lived with me almost a twelvemonth: she has always behaved well in every respect.</p>
<p>Had she saved any money? - She lived upon bread and water, to go with good cloaths: I have had two or three guineas at a time of her.</p>
<p>What way of life was she in? - I cannot tell.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. On the 29th of April Davis gave me charge of Merry. Merry asked, For what am I taken? I said, for stealing hay and straw. He was carried before the Lord Mayor. He first denied the matter: he owned he knew of the affair; and upon second examination he owned he was concerned in the affair; and the hay and straw were carried to a public-house in Chick-lane.</p>
<p>When I came into the shop, Mr. Price told me that I was to obey Bedell's orders, the same as if he had ordered it himself. Bedell had the general management of the oil business. While I was eating a bit of dinner, in Fox and Knot yard, Bedell called me out: he unlocked the door, and ordered me to throw out the hay and straw, which he said he borrowed. After the hay and straw was flung out, Bedell locked the door again; and he said, Go and help Davis carry it.</p>
<p>I was discharged from the care of Mr. Price's horses. I was loitering about the stable-yard; Bedell called me down, and desired I would go and carry a tru of hay, and he would give me something to drink. I was never present near the loft till the hay and straw was thrown down in the yard.</p>
<p>(Merry called four or five witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>I am wife to the prosecutor. I delivered the goods myself to Bass, to carry.</p>
<p>Mr. Gatfee. We found Bass: he first said that he had got drunk and sleepy, and the things were taken from him: but afterwards he confessed the fact; that, in his way, he met Pickering and another man in Chiswell-street; that they asked him to drink with them; that they went together; upon which they proposed to him to dispose of the goods, which he consented to; and Pickering went and brought a man, who actually bought the goods; and he had eight guineas of the money.</p>
<p>BASS's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>What I told my master of, and what my master has now said, is very true.</p>
<p>(There being no evidence to affect Pickering, he was not put upon his defence.)</p>
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<p>What did you understand by that? - I did not know at the time; I find since, brown is halfpence, and white, silver. She went and brought sixteen shillings worth of half-pence for half a guinea.</p>
<p>What was the price of the whites to be? - The same.</p>
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<p>I was servant to Mr. Sowerby. My master sent me for half a guinea's worth of browns, and half a guinea's worth of whites.</p>
<p>What did browns mean? - Halfpence. I went to Mr. Stenson's, at No. 9, in Bull-and-Mouth street; I saw him, and asked him to let me have half a guinea's worth of brown ones, and half a guinea's worth of whites. He said, the whites were not quite ready, but they would be ready in an hour. He gave me half a guinea's worth of browns; he said he had not whites enough for his own customers, and I got none. I waited for the browns near an hour; then the prisoner gave them to me. I brought them home, and delivered them to my master; he counted them, and put them by.</p>
<p>Court. Was it the prisoner that gave them to you? - Yes.</p>
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<p>I was with Sowerby on the 10th of April, when he sent Davis to the prisoner for the halfpence. We went to the house on the 11th; we found in the cellar, the press, where the fly had stood; my brother found the dies. There were some halfpence and farthings found. (The halfpence and dies produced.) There were a parcel of unstruck farthings.</p>
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<p>I am a monier of the mint. They are all counterfeit, I believe: I do not see any good ones among them.</p>
<p>Gates. These halfpence were delivered to me by Davis and Sowerby.</p>
<p>Davis came to me from the country; she was a destitute girl. I got her a place; she staid in that place about four months, and then came to me ill, and wanted me to get her into the hospital. I asked her, what was the matter? She said, she was ashamed to tell. I said, Betty, you have been playing the fool; she said, she had. I advised her to get into her own country. She came to me afterwards, and solicited my charity, to carry her into the country; she said she was not in place, and was better; and I gave her 15 s. in halfpence, to carry her into her own country.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<interp inst="t17820515-31-person315" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and others, then being in the said dwelling-house; and stealing a silver watch, value 40 s. another silver watch, value 40 s. two steel watch chains, value 12 d. two brass watch keys, value 2 d. a stone seal, set in metal, value 2 d. a silk gown, value 20 s. two silver table-spoons, value 20 s. six silver teaspoons, value 15 s. a pair of silver tea-tongs, value 10 s. a silver knee-buckle, value 12 d. a cutlass, value 12 d. a half guinea, a crown piece, and 20 s. in monies numbered, the property of the said
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17820515-31-off150 t17820515-31-crimeloc152"/>. On Sunday the 12th of this month, my house was broke open; the prisoner took a lodging of me on the 22d of April. I had not seen him from that time, 'till the Friday before the house was broke open; he had then a fox-dog with him. I asked him, if that dog belonged to him; he told me it was his dog. I did not see any more of him till after the fact was committed, which was on Sunday the 12th of this month. I went out on the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178205150024"/> 12th, about a quarter before one o'clock; I keep the lower part of the house for my own use, and let the upper part out to lodgers: there is a common passage to the house. I locked my door which opens into the passage, and put a padlock on it; I did not leave any person in my apartment, but in the upper part of the house were
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<interp inst="t17820515-31-person318" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , her son, and other persons. I returned a little before eight o'clock; when I went to unlock the door, I found it was not locked, but only pulled to; and there was a hole cut in the door-post, large enough to put three or four fingers through, to get at the lock; the staple had been attempted to be wrenched off the padlock, but not being able to do that, they had taken the hasp quite out, and left the lock hanging to the door. I went in, and missed the things mentioned in the indictment, (repeating them) and many others; I don't think 20 l. would replace what I lost. My bureau, which was a mahogany one, had a hole bored in it with a nail-piercer, under the flap, in order to wrench the hinges off; I found a nail-piercer in the prisoner's room, which answered to the hole, and the hollow part of the nail-piercer was full of mahogany. Upon the bureau there stood a table clock; in wrenching the bureau, the glass of the clock was broke all to pieces, and the glass falling among the work, had stopped the clock at twenty-five minutes before five. I got some people and an officer together, and asked the lodgers if they had seen any person at my door; they every one said they had not. The prisoner, and the woman who lived with him, were not at home at that time; I afterwards saw a light in the room; I went up stairs; the woman, whose name is M'Ginnis, was there. I asked her if she had seen any person at my door; she said, No: that she went out about two o'clock, and her husband (meaning the prisoner) with her; and that she had not been at home since, nor her husband. One of the lodgers said, he saw him go out between four and five o'clock, and saw the fox-dog with him; upon which I ordered M'Ginnis to be taken into custody, and then she confessed some of my property had been carried to the house of one Jones, in Fleet-lane. The prisoner came home that night, and we took him into custody. The next day we got a warrant, and searched Jones's house; we found there a part of my property, and the fox-dog I have mentioned was likewise found at Jones's.</p>
<p>(The watches, and some other articles mentioned in the indictment, which were found at Jones's, were produced in court by the constable, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>(The prosecutor, on his cross-examination, said, the street door was usually left on the latch; and that there were not any promises nor threats made use of to induce M'Ginnis to make a discovery.)</p>
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<p>On Sunday night, I went with Mr. Bellis, up into the room, and saw M'Ginnis; we charged her with breaking open Mr. Bellis's door. She burst out a crying, and said, It was he that did it. I asked who was he? She said, Frank. I asked where he was; she said, at her sister's in Wood's-close. I went there with a constable, but did not find him. When we returned to Mr. Bellis's, the prisoner had been there, and was sent to the watch-house; I went to M'Ginnis again, and asked her what he had done with the things; she said, she heard him say he had taken them to one Jones's, in Fleet-lane. We took her to the watch-house that night, and the next morning we got three search-warrants, to search Jones's, and the sister's. As soon as we went into Jones's, Mr. Bellis saw a gown, which he said was his wife's. Then I went with the constable to Jones's father's, where we understood he slept, and there we found two watches, which we took to Mr. Bellis, and which he owned; he mentioned the name to one before it was opened. On the Tuesday, Mr. Bellis told me he had found a nail-piercer in the prisoner's room, full of mahogany; I compared it with the hole in the bureau, and it fitted it. I saw the clock; the glass was broke, and it had stopped at twenty-five minutes before five o'clock.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I searched the premises
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<p>I lived with the prisoner, in the house of Mr. Bellis, on Saffron-hill.</p>
<p>On Sunday, the 12th of this month, do you know any thing respecting the door of Mr. Bellis? - I heard a noise, like wrenching the door, but did not see any thing done; I take it to be between two and three o'clock when I heard that; I was up in my room: after that the prisoner brought a cutlass up into the room, under his arm. I believe he had been out before that, for I heard the door go.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutor. Was that cutlass in the room when you went out? - It was.</p>
<p>To M'Ginnis. Mr. Stevens came up to you that afternoon? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you tell him the prisoner had done it? - I did. He told me, when he came up, that he had broke Mr. Bellis's door open; I knew nothing of it before.</p>
<p>(On her cross-examination, she said she did not examine the cutlass, but she knew that which was produced in court was the same she saw under the prisoner's arm; and that there were not any promises or threats made use of to induce her to make a discovery.)</p>
<p>RICHARD PATIENCE sworn.</p>
<p>I lodge in Mr. Bellis's house. On Sunday, the 12th of this month, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner come out of Mr. Bellis's house; he had a fox-dog with him; he went along Great Saffron-hill. The next day, I went with them to search Jones's house, and there I saw the fox-dog that I had seen with the prisoner.</p>
<p>I am innocent.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr.
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<p>I had a ruffled shirt of
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<p>I am an old-clothes woman. I went with the prisoner to Mr. Hill's; I paid 4 s. 6 d. to redeem a shirt there, and gave her 18 d. more for it.</p>
<p>(The shirt was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Hill. I saw the prisoner in the shop at the time she redeemed the shirt, and saw the apprentice give it to her.</p>
<p>(The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.)</p>
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<note>[Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>(The prosecutrix deposed that the things mentioned in the indictment were taken out of the room adjoining to that in which she was robbed by the prisoner; and that they were taken by the companion of the prisoner, while the prisoner held her.)</p>
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<p>See No. 361. in Part I.</p>
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<p>I went out; when I came home again, upon going up stairs, I found my room door, which I had left locked, shut, but not locked, and saw the prisoner and a black man in my bed-chamber. I screamed out twice, upon which they both ran away; the prisoner was stopped, and brought back again in about two or three minutes; I am sure he is one of the men that was in my room. There was a picklock-key found upon the prisoner. I found some things packed up, ready to carry away.</p>
<p>I went to see a master I served my time with, in Moor-lane; I then went about some business of my master's. I went up an entry to make water; while I was stooping, my shoe having slipped down at heel, they laid hold of me. I do not know any thing of that gentlewoman's place. I never was up in it.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Akerman. I have attended the prisoner; I never heard him speak.</p>
<p>Who committed him? - Mr. Sherwood. He has been about a week in our custody.</p>
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