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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179101120001"/>THE 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 Country of Middlesex, HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday, the 12th of JANUARY, 1791, and the following Days;
<p>Being the SECOND SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honourable
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<persName id="f17910112-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor); And Sold by him, at his House, No. 14, White Lion Street, Islington; Sold also by J. WALMSLAY, No. 35, Chancery Lane; S. BLADON, No. 13, Pater-noster Row; and J. MARSOM, High Holborn.</p>
<p>N. B. The Sessions Papers will be comprised in Two Parts only for the future, by Order of the Common Council.</p>
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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
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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>I live in Cable-street, No. 44: I
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<p>Court. Are you sure that the prisoner Alldin had not got his hand out of your pocket, before the other prisoners came up to him; I am; he had not before the other prisoners came up and rescued him.</p>
<p>Had they made use of the expression of threats to you, before he drew his hand out of your pocket? - Yes.</p>
<p>You undertake to swear that? - Yes.</p>
<p>Repeat the expressions? - The two prisoners, Cooke and Buckeridge, said, while his hand was in my pocket, that if I did not let him go, they would break my b - y arm.</p>
<p>And it was after that you saw the money in his hand? - Yes; immediately on their speaking, he took out his hand; and then I had a blow from somebody; and I saw the money in his hand; they left me only one farthing; I carried out the money to buy work, but had laid none out; I did not receive it in the fair; it was not in a purse; I have known Alldin, by sight, ever since Easter Monday, and Cooke almost all the
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<p>Prisoner Cooke. Who found the money to carry on this prosecution? - I said I was in distress, and the justice sent the men to take them; I have had no money from any body.</p>
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<p>I am headborough of St. George's. On the 1st of this month, in the evening, about seven or eight, the prosecutrix informed me of the robbery; she said she knew all the persons very well, and one was a small lad, the other two bigger; I appointed her to come at nine, and go in search of them with us, which she did; and on Saltpetre-bank, we met Buckeridge; she knew him as soon as she saw him; it was very dark; she saw him close to the public house door; he immediately denied having ever seen her; we secured him, and apprehended Cooke at the door of the same public house; he was coming up the bank; they were not together; the prosecutrix knew him immediately; we took him into the public house to her; we found the prisoner Alldin at another public house on the bank, in half an hour after; me and another went into the house, and saw Alldin and some others; he was sitting on the floor by the fire; I brought in the prosecutrix, and Alldin immediately crept under the table; I do not know whether he knew me or not; I did not know him; we took him from under the table; and as soon as she saw his face, she said, that is the little dog that robbed me.</p>
<p>Prisoner. By whose expence is this prosecution carried on? - The woman's.</p>
<p>JOHN RILEY sworn.</p>
<p>(Deposed to the same effect as the last witness.)</p>
<p>Prisoner Buckridge. Ask him how long it is since he was taken up for robbing Woolwich church? - I was tried and acquitted in a court of justice.</p>
<p>How long is it since you was taken into custody for robbing a ship of dollars? - I was once before Sir Sampson Wright, on suspicion of robbing a ship; I was acquitted before him.</p>
<p>Court. How long have you belonged to this public office? - About a year and a half.</p>
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<p>I am a labouring man, in East Smithfield. I went with Cooke and one
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<p>Prisoner. Please to ask him whether he has not been convicted of felony, and been on board the hulks at Woolwich? - No, Sir.</p>
<p>Was you never on board the hulks? - No, Sir, I never was.</p>
<p>Townsend. I beg your pardon, my lord. Hearing this, I think it my duty to say I was present, when servant to Mr. Akerman, and I put that man to the bar; he was tried, and sentenced to be transported for seven years; I think, if I am correct, he was tried in 1783, and Owen and me were present at his trial and conviction.</p>
<p>Gaffney. I do not deny that; I deny I was on board the hulks; I was on board the ship from this court.</p>
<p>At first I think you said you never was in that situation? - I said I never was on board the hulks, but on board the ship; I forget the name.</p>
<p>Owen. Why you know I delivered you myself? - Yes, you did. I went with the others, and took Cooke at the door of the public house.</p>
<p>Court. Do you belong to the public office? - No; I go on errands, and porter. Mayne asked me to go with him, as it was such a noted place.</p>
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<p>I am an officer belonging to Justice Staples.
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<p>The woman said I picked her pocket of three and three-pence; about two hours before, I was eating sausages; I am innocent.</p>
<p>I was coming home last Saturday week, from my ship, at Chatham; I was paid off; I got into London about seven; and this woman saw me coming down Rosemary-lane; and Birnell and Cooke took hold of me, and asked me if I knew any thing of a little boy with curly hair, that stole some money? I said, I did not; and they said they would keep me till I did tell.</p>
<p>I am innocent of this affair; I wish you would examine strictly into the witnesses; I never saw the woman before with my eyes.</p>
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<p>Court. Will you undertake to swear that your arms were confined, when Pointer took your watch from you? - Yes, they were, by some of the company that were betting; then I said to the prisoner, what makes you catch hold of my watch, and I attempted to catch hold of him, and he made a blow at me, but missed me; he ran away along the path leading to Spice-island, I ran after him; he looked back, and saw me following him, and he jumped over a bank into a field; I halloo'd to him, Go which way you will, I will follow you; he ran across the field, and I after him; at the further end of the field there was another bank, and a ditch; he jumped over that, and I after him, till I came to Spice-island gardens, where there were several houses, and then I called out, Stop thief! he ran down the gardens, and at the end of the gardens I lost fight of him; I came down as far as St. George's turnpike, and lost him: I did not see him till the 4th of January, when he was taken before the magistrate: I went and gave information at Mr. Staples's office immediately after my inquiry at the turnpike; I described the prisoner, to one West, as a good-looking man, full-faced, a blue jacket, light hair, and had lost some teeth in front; I saw him the morning after he was taken, and knew him immediately; I am positive now that the prisoner is the man; I stood near him for ten minutes; I never betted my watch to the prisoner, or any of the by-standers, and money I had none; I staid from curiosity; I saw nobody at play but the prisoner; I never saw my watch since; it was a silver watch, a copper chain, and two copper seals; I have never seen any of the persons that were about the table since; I saw the watch in his hand, and I saw him put it into his pocket, as I followed him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not you put down your watch against three guineas in another man's hand? - No, I did not; I never offered to play.</p>
<p>Did not you get your watch again? - No.</p>
<p>Did you offer to lay half-a-crown? - No, I never offered to lay any thing; I had no money.</p>
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<p>I apprehended the prisoner: the prosecutor came to the office about one; I was there; he gave information that he had been robbed of his watch, in the New Road, by a person playing at cups and balls; he said he was a well set man, in a blue jacket, short light hair, a full face, and talked hoarse; he gave no other description than that; I knew the prisoner before; we could not find him till the 4th; then we found him at the Rose and Crown, in Church-lane; he was dressed as he is now, not in the dress the prosecutor described him; I found nothing upon him.</p>
<p>- COOKE sworn.</p>
<p>I apprehended the prisoner, at the Rose and Crown, in Church-lane;
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<p>I was coming along this New Road, and I saw a boy playing with these cups and balls, and he lost many shillings, and I laid him 12 s. that the ball was not under the middle cup, and I put my money in another man's hands, and he put 12 s. to it; I took up the cup, and the ball was under the cup; then I yielded my wager lost: then I saw him do it two or three times after, and I said let me try if I can do it; I tried three or four times, and lost three or four shillings, before I could do it; then I thought I had the ball under the middle cup, and I offered to lay any man three guineas to one; and the prosecutor said, I have not a guinea, I will lay you half-a-crown; and I said, no, I will lay you three guineas against any man's watch; and the prosecutor said, I will lay you; he immediately took out his watch, and put it at top of the table, or tub, whatever it was; I said, my friend, you had better put it in
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<p>I live at Mr. Carpenter's, in Church-lane, Whitechapel; he is a grocer, and keeps a coal-shed; I was going of an errand, for my master, to the Three Mackerel, at Bow (The prosecutor was ordered into court, and the other witness of the prisoner ordered out of court); I know the prosecutor; I saw a great number of people, all round in a ring, in the New Road, and I went, like another, to see what was the matter; and there I saw a man, that was the prisoner, playing with some tin things, and a ball under it; and the prisoner offered to lay a guinea that the ball was under, and there was nobody there that would lay him a guinea; then he offered to lay three guineas against any body's watch; the prosecutor was standing there, and he offered to lay him half-a-crown, and the prisoner would not lay him half-a-crown; the prosecutor then took his watch out of his pocket, and reached over, and put it into another man's hand, with three guineas which the prisoner put to the watch; I do not know whose hands they were, the men were all strangers to me; the prisoner was a stranger to me then; the prosecutor lifted up the cup, and the ball was under, and the prosecutor found he had lost his watch then, and they began to make a piece of work, fighting and quarrelling, all the people together; he shoved some one way, and some ran another way; then I went about my master's business; I heard the prisoner calling out, give me my money, but I do not know what became of the watch; I saw no more of it; I was going to carry half-a-pound of tea to the Three Mackerel, at Bow; across the fields was my nearest way.</p>
<p>How soon did you see the prisoner again after this accidental meeting? - The next day.</p>
<p>Where? - Going along Church-lane, as I was in my master's shop; we did not speak; I never saw him after that till yesterday: when I went home, I was telling my master the Monday after, and my master knew the prisoner by using his shop and being a neighbour, and he said to me, as you saw this, you had better go; I told my master what a piece of work there was, and fighting, and how they got a man's watch; I knew of this, because the prisoner was taken up in our lane; my master persuaded me to come here, the prisoner did not send for me.</p>
<p>You have had no conversation at all with the prisoner? - No; I saw him in gaol this morning, and just spoke to him; I was here last night, and did not see him; but the prisoner knew I was here, because my master sent word to the prisoner that I was come to speak what I knew.</p>
<p>Not one of this company was you at all acquainted with? - Not one, to my knowledge; I suppose there might be twenty or thirty round; my master knows the prisoner by using his shop, but I did not know him; I only came from on board ship last Christmas holidays; before that I lived at Stratford, at one Mr. Balcher's; I had been seven months on board ship: I had not betted at all myself; the prosecutor was there about a quarter of an hour before he
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<p>Court to Haylin. Be very careful, and consider the situation of the prisoner and yourself; look at
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<p>Therefore you cannot say whether he was or was not one of the party? - I cannot.</p>
<p>Did you ever offer to lay the prisoner half-a-crown, or any sum of money? - I did not, for I had not 6 d. about me.</p>
<p>Did you ever deposit your watch in any other man's hand? - I am positive I never did, my watch was never out of my pocket at that time; it was taken out.</p>
<p>Had you been at work that day? - No; I am out of work.</p>
<p>Had you been drinking? - I might have a pennyworth of beer, but no more: it was offered to me to bet my watch, and I refused it.</p>
<p>Are you very sure that the man you pursued was the prisoner? - I am very sure of it, and no other.</p>
<p>Court to Martin. Are you still positive as to his depositing the watch with another man? - Yes, and he wrapped up the chain round it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. This prosecutor had two more men taken up before? - I did not know any thing of it, I saw none.</p>
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<p>I attend the publick office in East-Smithfield: on Saturday, the 1st of this month, I was coming from Whitechapel to East-Smithfield, and two others with me, who are not here (I did not come on this business); there were a number of people collected in the New Road, near the fields going from Shadwell to Stepney; I came up and asked what was the matter, and they said a man had been robbed of his watch; and I saw a number of people running across the fields, and amongst the rest was the prosecutor; when I came to the bottom of the road, I saw two other persons running before the prosecutor; the prosecutor and me came then close together, and I asked him who were the persons that had got his watch; he pointed to two men in drab great-coats, and said they had his watch at the first, but had given it to another man, whom he shewed me, dressed in a blue jacket; I immediately pursued the two men in the great-coats, and the prosecutor followed me; and about 200 yards from the spot where I spoke to the prosecutor, those two men he pointed to were stopped, and taken to the publick office in East-Smithfield; and, as soon as I saw them safe, I came up again to the place where we parted, to look for the third man, in the blue jacket; I could not find him, and returned to the office, expecting to see the prosecutor there; I waited all day, expected him to appear, as he knew of it, and at night I took them before the magistrate, Mr. Justice Smith, and charged them on suspicion of committing this felony; the magistrate committed them for further examination: on the 5th, the prosecutor, during all that time, had never appeared, and they were discharged that night; and in half an hour after I heard this prisoner was in custody: when I returned to the prosecutor, he had lost the man in the blue jacket; but when I asked him before, he pointed to the two men in the drab coats, and the man in the blue jacket.</p>
<p>Court to Haylin. Do you remember seeing Mr. Dawson when you was in pursuit? - Not to my knowledge I did not; I did not think of the men in drab coats.</p>
<p>Did you ever point out the two men in drab coats? - No, I pointed to the man in the blue jacket.</p>
<p>Did you ever say to Mr. Dawson, or any body else, that the two men in the drab coats had first got the watch, and then gave it to the man in the blue jacket? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>Did you see the two men in the drab coats? - Yes, I saw several run; but the whole of my pursuit was after the man in the blue jacket; I had no notice of the apprehension of the other two.</p>
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<p>Dawson. Ask him if he did not describe one of the men in the drab great-coats to have lost an eye? - Yes, I did; but not to this gentleman, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>What did you say about him? - I described the man in the drab coat, and that he had lost his left eye, who ran away at the same time that the other ran with the blue jacket, but I gave no information against any man in a drab coat, only that he ran away at the same time.</p>
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<p>I live at the Guy, Earl of Warwick, in Gray's-inn-lane; I have known the prisoner about 12 months; he has been a
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<p>What is his business? - He was a porter.</p>
<p>What sort of a porter? - I do not know; he was a porter to a house in Middle-row, No. 9; he always used my house.</p>
<p>What business is it? - I do not know what business it is, the house is shut up now.</p>
<p>Jury. The corner of the court? - Yes.</p>
<p>Jury. It is a lottery-office? - When it was opened, it was a leather-dresser's, but the prisoner was porter there since.</p>
<p>Then what business was carried on since? - I cannot tell; it might be a lottery-office: he was a very honest man; he always behaved so in my sight, at my house.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two more witnesses to his character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>I am shopman to Mr. Ashby, in Holborn; the prisoner, in company with another woman, came into our shop the 22d of December, about two at noon; the other woman asked to look at some printed callicoes; I shewed them several pieces; the other woman said she would not buy then, she would call another day, and they both went out of the shop; I did not know either of the women before, nor had seen them; they were in the shop about ten minutes; we have three shopmen; my master was in the shop, and several customers, but I cannot say which of the shopmen were in the shop at the time; I saw the piece of callico in question laying on the counter when these two women came into the shop; they both sat close to the counter; I did not miss the callico, nor see it taken.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp, Prisoner's Counsel. Did you see the women come into the shop, or either of them? - I saw both come in, and both went to the counter.</p>
<p>Did one stay behind, towards the door, while the other came up to the counter? - The prisoner stood rather behind, at a little distance.</p>
<p>How far? - I cannot exactly say.</p>
<p>Guess a little. - About a yard.</p>
<p>The other woman was the only person that asked about any cotton at all? - Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Then this woman did not stand close to the counter? - Yes, they were both close to the counter, but one lower than the other.</p>
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<p>I am an assistant linen-draper, and nephew to Mrs. M'Douall, in Bond-street; I was walking past the prosecutor's shop, on Wednesday the 22d of December, about two; I saw the prisoner,
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<p>Court. Could you observe whether they took any thing? - No, Sir, I could not, though I was watching them; I did not see them take any thing; it was merely my suspicions of the woman.</p>
<p>Had you no conversation with any woman, about that time, in Holborn? - Not the least.</p>
<p>Then of course you could not have any conversation with the other woman that you described to be with the prisoner? - No, Sir, certainly not.</p>
<p>Recollect? - I do, Sir.</p>
<p>So, seeing the prisoner, whom you thought to be an improper woman, you let her go in the shop? - I did so.</p>
<p>Do you recollect speaking to any woman, and saying, that if there were twenty in company, you would take her, and have forty pounds on each person that you took? - I have no recollection of that, in the least.</p>
<p>Did you say that? - No, Sir, I do not remember it; I did not.</p>
<p>Do you remember saying any thing to that effect? - No, Sir.</p>
<p>Did you talk about a pretty woman in the Stormont gown? - No, not in the least.</p>
<p>You did not say before the magistrate, any thing I have stated to you? - No, Sir, not in the least.</p>
<p>You are sure you did not? - I am positive of it, Sir.</p>
<p>How many people were present when this woman was examined at the magistrate's? - There were a number of people? - I saw the prisoner have a muff when she came out.</p>
<p>So that if you had happened to say any thing of that sort, they must have heard it? - They must.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The prisoner was brought back to me by Mr. M'Douall; upon her I found this piece of print; it is my property, value upwards of twenty shillings; I have no doubt of it; I saw it that morning; I gave it to my son,
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<p>M'Douall. This is the print that was taken from the prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp to Mr. Ashby. There were several customers and people in your shop? - There were.</p>
<p>Perhaps you might have some more of the same quantity and pattern as this? - Yes, of the same pattern, but not of the same quantity.</p>
<p>Do you mean to swear to this by the pattern? - No, Sir; by my own private mark with a red pencil, towards the middle.</p>
<p>You may have the same mark to other goods? - Probably we might.</p>
<p>The other shopmen are not here? - No; they could not see what passed; I believe one of them was in the back shop with me, and the other in the middle shop: my shop is eighty-one feet in length.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I produce this linen; it has been in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask the young man if he did not search the other woman, and tell her to run away; speak the truth, young man, if I die for it; and you said you would hang me? - I did not advise her to run away.</p>
<p>Did not you put your hands up her petticoats, and ask her where the pretty woman was that took the muslin? - I did not attempt to search her in any way, nor never made use of any such language.</p>
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<p>You will be on your death-bed, as well as myself, one day or another.</p>
<p>Court. Did you ask after any woman whatever? - No, Sir, I do not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. You said you would have my life, as sure as I was there, you did, you false man, and said you would run me through with a sword.</p>
<p>I do not know what to say, I am sure; I know no more it, than the woman flinging the muff on my arm: he searched the woman all down her, and told her to run away.</p>
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<p>(Deposed to by the prosecutor, marked B=.)</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, and no witnesses.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. I was with Cook about ten on the 4th of this month; I saw Archer standing at the corner of an alley; Cook asked him what he did there? he said he was waiting for somebody that was gone in there; and Cook gave me charge of him, and went into the alley and brought Humphries out with him; we secured them in the watch-house that night; I saw Solomons, that night, some time after, running along Cable-street; me and Cook took him in custody, searched him, found nothing, and let him go; he said he had been to sell or pawn something for sixpence, to buy a supper.</p>
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<p>Court. Remember the situation in which you stand, and take care you say nothing but the truth, in every respect? - I know the two prisoners; but that was the first night I had had any conversation with them for two years; that was the 4th of January; one of them I knew very well; I met them together by chance, the corner of Hog-lane, facing Magpie-alley; it was about seven o'clock; they both asked me whether I would go out with them a thieving?</p>
<p>Court. Was that the first thing that passed between you? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was not you surprised at such a question? - We had a few words; but I never was out with them before, nor any body else; but their persuading me, I consented; and as we were standing at the end of Bold-court, the corner of Hog lane, this girl came past about nine; we were there about seven; and Humphries said, there is a girl gone by with a bundle, let us go and snatch it from her; and we followed her till she got very nigh Plow-yard; then we crossed the way, and met her; and I came round her, and snatched the bundle from her, and we all ran away to the corner of Magpie-alley; and Humphries took the bundle from me, into his apron; and we all went into Wheeler-street, where we examined the bundle, and found it consisted of three shirts; and we offered them to a woman for sale at a house on the left-hand side, that Humphries knew; and the woman offered us four and six-pence for them, and we would not take it; then we all went into Bishopsgate-street; there I went in and pawned one of the shirts for half-a-crown; and they two stood at the door; and Humphries and all of us went into Back-lane, a place where they live; and Humphries and Solomons went into a house with the shirts; they went up a court, and I stood at the end; I do not know the name of it; and Cook and another gentleman came by and took me; and I said I was waiting for somebody; and Cook went and took Humphries into custody; and Solomons ran away.</p>
<p>Prisoner Solomons. When Mr. Cook took me at night, did not you say I was innocent? - At first I did, because you told me to say so; but I owned the whole afterwards; I said, at first, Solomons was not with us, because he told me he had robbed the same woman before; that was directly after we had robbed the girl, as we were walking along; and if he should be taken, therefore for me to say he was innocent; and I not knowing what to say, I said so.</p>
<p>Did not his father give the officers four guineas to get him made an evidence? - No.</p>
<p>Did the officers say, if you did not swear against me, you would be hanged yourself? - No.</p>
<p>Did the other prisoner know me before? - Yes; they both lived in one house; the two prisoners were ten yards behind me, when I took the bundle.</p>
<p>Prisoner Humphries to prosecutrix. Did you see me, or was I nigh you, when the bundle was taken from you? - No, I did not; I saw him at the end of the court, with the other two.</p>
<p>Jury. Do you know that boy in the green coat? - No, Sir, I never saw him before that night.</p>
<p>Do you know him now? - I do not know his face; I never saw his face; I
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<p>(The shirts produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>I was coming down stairs to get something for my supper; and coming along, Humphries asked me if I knew of ever a pawnbroker's near? and I told him, and went with him to the pawnbroker's, where he asked five shillings for the shirts, and they offered him three shillings; I was going to pawn a handkerchief for six-pence; and coming out, I went up stairs, and was going to bed; and I came down stairs to fetch a pint of beer, and Mr. Riley and Mr. Cook took hold of me; and they asked me if I knew any thing about any shirts? and I told them I saw a lad ask five shillings for two shirts, and he was offered three shillings; and then they let me go; and I went home and went to bed; and then Mr. Pirnell took me in the morning; and Humphreys and Archer said they knew nothing of me, and I had not been with them.</p>
<p>I was talking to my sister; and
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<p>I am no relation to the prisoner: I live in King's-head court, Shoreditch, with my mother; she sells fruit, and has done so thirty-four years. On Tuesday night was a week, William Archer came across the street of Shoreditch, and had a halfpennyworth of apples; I was minding the stall; and he asked me to let him leave a bundle with me, which he had in his hand, till he called again; and he went across the way again, after he left the bundle with me; and he brought the prisoner
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<p>Jury. What sort of bundle was this? - It was pinned over in a brownish coarse-cloth.</p>
<p>Court to Archer. Did you see that girl there? - I have seen her going backwards and forwards to my work, but never laid out a halfpenny with her in my life.</p>
<p>Did you deliver any bundle to her? - I never did; for as soon as the bundle was snatched, we all ran up Plow-yard, to Magpie-alley; and then Humphries took the bundle, and we all went to Wheeler-street, to a place he said he knew.</p>
<p>You never saw the girl that night? - No, my lord, I did not; I tell you nothing but the truth.</p>
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<p>I am the unhappy father of this unfortunate young man; I live in Garden-court, Whitechapel; my chief employment is grafting silk stockings for gentlemen; my son lives with me, but of late I cannot speak to his guilt or innocence; my wife died in child-bed, with seven children; he was employed all last summer by me; he always behaved very peaceably and quiet; I would rather give my voice for sending him abroad; he may make a bright man yet.</p>
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<p>I am going of 13; I know the nature of an oath; I came here to speak the truth.</p>
<p>What will become of you, if you should tell lies? - I shall go to a bad place: I am my father's daughter; his name is
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<p>Court. Did not you say, before the magistrate, that you saw the woman take the muff? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>Was what you swore at Bow-street true? - Yes; the examination was read to me, and it was perfectly true.</p>
<p>(The examination read.)</p>
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<p>Jury. You should have been very much collected, considering what you have said before; we saw your situation, and pitied you very much; you have undertaken that which you was not equal to.</p>
<p>Court. How came you to say, before the
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<p>Do you recollect saying so before the magistrate? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did she come freely back? - Yes, I told her to come back; and she said, very well, I will come back.</p>
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<p>I live at No. 3, in Bridges-street; a hatter: I was standing at the door, between ten and eleven, the 14th of December; I saw Miss Dipple following the prisoner about two yards from the door; I had not observed the prisoner before; I saw her stop the woman, and the woman gave her the muff; she was about two yards from me: Miss Dipple said, Mr. Gent, this woman has stole a muff; I heard her say to the prisoner, you have stolen a muff from my father; and I conveyed the woman back to Mr. Dipple's back parlour, with the muff; the young woman had not laid hold of her; when she came back, I asked her if it was not a sin, at her time of life, to be guilty of such a thing, and the prisoner seemed to be very sorry, I thought, but answered nothing; when I came into the back parlour, she said she was a widow woman, and lived in Gray's-inn-lane; this was before the father was called down; the muff was laid in the parlour; she was taken to Bow-street.</p>
<p>Jury. Did the prisoner appear to make any resistance that made it particularly necessary for you to take her to the shop? - Yes, at the shop-door she did; she struggled a little at the street-door.</p>
<p>Was Miss Dipple with you all the time? - Yes, and went into the back parlour.</p>
<p>Did you see any woman in the street waiting for the prisoner? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>(The muff deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I did not see this muff in the shop that day; it might have been sold; but I know it particularly by the damaged place; it cost me 22 s.</p>
<p>I went into the shop to sell some skins; they did not seem to like to buy them, and I was coming out; the girl pulled me back, and called me a thief; and the horror of being called a thief at these years struck me dumb, and they pulled me to the back parlour; I had done no harm; he said I was an old offender; I never wronged man or woman.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses to her character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>(The case opened by Mr. Garrow.)</p>
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<p>My town-house is in Piccadilly; I went to the country on or about the 9th of June; I left no other person in town but a female servant of the name of Swan; I returned to town the 8th of December; on the 10th I found my linen was gone; I was laid up with the gout, and sent information to Mr. Bond; he came to me, and hand-bills were circulated, and a great portion of my linen was produced from various pawnbrokers.</p>
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<p>I was housekeeper to Mr. Penton; in June last I locked up the linen safely; at that time there was a large quantity of tablecloths and towels; I came to town about two months before the family.</p>
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<p>I am a servant to Mr. Salkeld; I produce four table-cloths, and twelve napkins, which I received from the prisoner; I am confident to him; I lent three guineas, on the 13th of November; I immediately carried them to Bow-street, on seeing the handbill; I suppose they are worth 4 l.</p>
<p>(Deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker, in Panton-street; I produce two table-cloths and 14 napkins; I am quite sure of the prisoner; the 1st of December I lent one guinea and an half; they are worth about three guineas.</p>
<p>(These things deposed to by Mrs. Bradley, except one towel.)</p>
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<p>I am an officer belonging to Hyde-street; I was present when the prisoner was apprehended; he said they were all Mr. Penton's property; no promise or threat was made; he said he took them out of the closets in parcels; I found some towels and tablecloths, and china, in a trunk, at his lodgings, which he owned; I found the key on a person of the name of Hay; he told me where he lodged, at No. 8, Adam and Eve court, Oxford-street; Hay lived at No. 2; the prisoner said that all the articles in the box belonged to Mr. Penton.</p>
<p>(Deposed to by Mrs. Bradley.)</p>
<p>These are home-spun towels, which I recollect; the mark is picked out: this table-cloth is the same as the kitchen linen; the mark is picked out.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, but leave it to the mercy of the Court, and the gentlemen of the jury.</p>
<p>The prisoner called ten witnesses to his character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p>
<p>Mr. Penton. My Lord, after having prosecuted this unfortunate man, your Lordship may perhaps think it singular that I wish to recommend him to his Majesty's mercy; I am induced to do this from circumstances that I own weigh with me, and I have no doubt will weigh with your Lordship; the candour with which the prisoner has behaved ever since he was apprehended, and the manner in which he has stood forth to do all he could to restore that property he had taken, is something more than the general conduct of a criminal in his situation; in the first place, it is necessary for me to say, that when first he went to the office, he was induced to make the confession he did, and he was then told the consequences very properly by the magistrate; he then was asked, whether he would make the confession; he did so; and, in short, he
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<p>Court. Mr. Penton, you may depend upon it this case will be reported fairly and candidly by the learned Recorder (who is not here at present), and that your recommendation will make a part of that report; what effect it will have on his Majesty, it is not for me to say: I, for one, after what you have said, can have no objection to your recommendation.</p>
<p>Jury. My Lord, the jury wish to join with Mr. Penton as far as they can with propriety.</p>
<p>Court. Pawnbrokers, I see there is a list of no less than seventeen of you here; I am very glad, for your sakes and characters, that you have stood forth, in the manner you have done, to produce the property; it was not necessary to go into all that quantity of things, but you know very well it is your duty to deliver them all up; and I trust (I say it publickly before the learned counsel, who conducted this prosecution, as he does every other, very ably) that those pawnbrokers who have endeavoured to screen a man from justice, will have justice done them in their turn; and be assured, whenever men of their description come into this Court, and act improperly, the Court will take proper notice of them; because they know they have an opportunity of screening many thieves, and they know also that they have an opportunity of being of great service to the publick; and when they do so, the publick will be obliged to them; when they do otherwise, the Court will hold a tight hand over them; and therefore you must deliver the goods you have to Mr. Penton's servants.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. Call Mr. Priestman. - My name is Priestman.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. I do not ask you a question, as I want nothing from you. - I am not ashamed of my conduct; I have done nothing amiss.</p>
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<p>Mr. Garrow. Take that bundle of goods from this witness, and take care to keep them in the same state till you are called upon for them; make a mark upon them now.</p>
<p>Palmer. One of them does not belong to Mr. Penton.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. Take them as they are, and let Mr. Priestman bring his action.</p> </div1>
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<p>(The letter read.)</p>
<p>"Sept. the 22d, 1790.</p>
<p>"I shall be much obliged to you, if you</p>
<p>"will please to step out to me, as I have</p>
<p>"got something very particular to say to</p>
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<p>"I expect you to attend me immediately.</p>
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<p>(The discharge read.)</p>
<p>"I do hereby promise, that I, Thomas</p>
<p>"Vick, and
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<p>"and disturb Mr. Sharpe, on any pretence</p>
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<p>"Sept. the 22d, 1790."</p>
<p>I gave them half-a-guinea, and laid it on the table; Templeman would not take it up, till Smith said he was agreeable to take it; whatever he agreed to, he was agreeable to; then Templeman took it up; nothing more passed at that time; we went away; I saw no more of them that night; Simms was in the room at the same time.</p>
<p>Now attend to the question I am going to put to you: Upon what inducement did you part with that half-guinea? - Why, Sir, if other things had been brought forward, I could explain more; it was fear of my character, and losing my bread, which they had threatened to deprive me of, if I did not give it: I saw the prisoner again on the 20th of October, a month all but two days, passing and repassing before the Queen's-head, during the time Platt was demanding to have the same sum given to him equal to those two, and which I gave him in that house, in the presence of Simms: on the 4th of November Smith was taken into custody; I took Templeman, and he impeached Platt and Smith; I do not think Smith said any thing before the magistrate; I am quite certain he is the man that was with me at Session's house; there was no creature in that house but us during the whole time.</p>
<p>Court. It appears to me, from your evidence, that the giving the half-guinea was a voluntary offer of your own. - They proposed two guineas, and came to one guinea; at last, I told them, whether they would give me this discharge or not, I would give them no more than half-a-guinea.</p>
<p>Court. But after they had publickly acknowledged to Simms that you were perfectly innocent, and they agreed to sign this paper, it was a voluntary offer of your own to give them half-a-guinea? - It was to let me go about my business unmolested, without any charge of indecent behaviour or unnatural practice.</p>
<p>Was that the condition upon which they agreed to sign this paper? - It was.</p>
<p>Then they would not have signed the agreement, unless the half-guinea was paid?
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<p>You would not have parted with this money, unless they had agreed in future not to charge you with unnatural practices? - I should not, for I had been distressed before for two months.</p>
<p>What was your idea, supposing they had made this charge against you, and that you had been brought to trial for for it, did you apprehend it would affect your life? - I did not know; they swore it would; they told me, two days before, that two was enough, but there were three of them would swear away my life; I told them my life was indifferent to me; that was on Monday the 20th, two days before.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did I sign my name to that paper? - You made that mark, I was present at the time, as I stand here before God.</p>
<p>Court. And he consented to the acceptance of the guinea? - He did.</p>
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<p>I keep a green-stall, in Covent-garden market; and, in consequence of an application from Sharpe, I went to Mr. Sessions', the Northumberland-arms; the prisoner and another soldier (Templeman) were there, in the back parlour; I went in before Sharpe, to ask them if they did not want Mr. Sharpe, the porter at the carpet-warehouse; they said, yes; Mr. Sharpe came into the room directly; I arose up, and said, Mr. Sharpe, are these the two men that have extorted money from you several times? and he said, in their hearing, yes; then I said, gentlemen, what has the man done, that you use him in this manner? they immediately said, he knows; I then asked Sharpe what he had done to these people, whether he was guilty of any thing at all to them; Sharpe then declared his innocence, and the prisoner and the other said he was innocent; then he said they came with a letter from the Duke of York, and put the paper into my hand, and wanted to take him to the orderly room; and they then said, they were to have two guineas to take him to the Duke of York, at the orderly room; I do not know who was to pay him; I then asked Sharpe if he was willing to go; he said, with all his heart; they then said, the Duke would be gone, it would be too late; and they then agreed to take what Sharpe would like to give them; he said he would give them half-a-guinea, and he did give them half-a-guinea; I talked to them both a good while; I asked them why they teized the man so, and that they were young men; I asked them if they understood the consequence of extorting money, and they said my representation of their conduct had had an effect on them, and they would not go that way any more; they agreed to take the half-guinea, and to give Mr. Sharpe a receipt; I told them, if ever they came that way again, nigh-hand me, I should take them into custody. The discharge was wrote by Templeman; and I saw it signed by Templeman; and this prisoner, who could not write, put his mark upon it; I did not hear it read over, to my knowledge; I was very angry with myself that Sharpe would not let me take hold of them; and Sharpe begged and desired I would not, because it would take their lives from them: I am certain to the prisoner Smith.</p>
<p>Court. If I understand you right, the proposal of giving the half-guinea came from Mr. Sharpe, and was not imposed upon him by the prisoner and the other man? - They said they would take half-a-guinea, and should lose a guinea and half by not taking him to the Duke of York; they proposed a guinea a long while, and then came to half-a-guinea.</p>
<p>The half-guinea would not have been parted with by the prosecutor, unless they had given him that discharge? - No, it was on that foundation, that they should not molest him any more; they said no other soldiers could come nigh him, for they were all draughted to go abroad: Sharpe opposed my taking these men into custody, in order to bring them to justice.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Simms, did you see me put pen to paper that night? - Yes, Sir, I saw you
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<p>Is the room divided into boxes, or is it one entire room? - It is one entire room; there is a table; I sat by the fire-place, and had a pint of porter; it was a back parlour.</p>
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<p>My husband keeps the Northumberland-arms, in Russel-street; his name is
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<p>In the morning this money was received I was in my quarters;
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<p>I am a serjeant in the Coldstream regiment; I know the prisoner perfectly well; I have known him ever since the 31st of January, 1788; he has been a very honest man, as far as ever I knew; I never heard one single instance of him misbehaviour in any one particular; he was under my care, at first, as a recruit; he has been drawn in by the other two.</p>
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<p>I have known him ever since the 5th of January, 1788; I inlisted him at Norwich; his behaviour was always very good, as far as ever I knew, till this time; he bore an undeniable character where I inlisted him.</p>
<p>Asher. The prisoner wishes me to produce a note that was sent out of the cells from the other two people, this morning, to me.</p>
<p>Court. I cannot receive any such thing.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say against it.</p>
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<p>I was a workman to Mr. Leader: I was coming out of the shop, and I overtook the prisoner with a piece of timber on his shoulder, about two or three hundred yards on the road: I followed him to the Pindar of Wakefield's, and down a little passage where he went in, and took it up stairs: that was his lodging: it seemed like a piece of timber about four foot long, more or less, and four or five inches thick: he had nothing else but his lanthorn: it was near six in the evening, and dark: it was the 17th of December, on a Friday.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow, Prisoner's Counsel. I understood you, it was a piece of timber, or something like it? - It was a piece of timber represented: I cannot swear it was: I think it was.</p>
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<p>I am a baker and constable of St. Andrews, Holborn. I went with a warrant, and told him my business, and asked him what he had done with that piece of timber that he lately brought home out of Mr. Leader's premises? he said, oh, here it is, in a very careless unconcerned manner: says I, fetch it out, and he brought it out of his room, at the first door in a narrow passage behind the Pindar of Wakefield's: he acknowledged it to be Mr. Leader's property: I neither threatened nor promised him: it was on the 17th of December, about half past eight the same evening: the man was very sober, and in bed: he is a watchman whom Mr. Leader kept to protect his premises: Mr. Lucas was with me: I could not be certain whether it was the first or second door.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. Recollect all that the man said when he produced it? - He made a very slight value of it: he said he did not conceive it to be of any value.</p>
<p>Did not he say that it was part of a common sewer in the parish of Pancras; that he thought it of no value, and brought it home to burn? - I believe he did.</p>
<p>(The timber produced and deposed to by Lucas.)</p>
<p>It was formerly a coach-perch, and is not fit for any thing but to burn: I also found several pieces of leather, which he said was Mr. Leader's property, and he brought home to mend his shoes; and one piece of coach-leather, which he said he brought home to mend his spatterdashes, and was of the value of two and six-pence: and here is a tool which I am certain is mine; it is a spokeshaft.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179101120025"/>Mr. Garrow. I object to that: it is improperly laid: it is wood and iron, and it is called a wooden instrument: I could cite the case of Senior, in which I had the honour of very feebly assisting your lordship, in which the casements in the Temple were stolen: they were iron and wood, and they were described as iron.</p>
<p>Court. It does not depend upon that particular article.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Reed, a pawnbroker. On the 8th of January, between nine and ten, I took in a gown of the prisoner Jones: the other was with her: Jones asked seven shillings on the gown: I offered her five: she agreed to take it: I asked her where she lived: it was her size, and I took it for granted it was her gown.</p>
<p>(The gown deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I am round-house-keeper. I went to Newtoner's-lane, and Jones challenged me: and the prosecutrix said, that is one of the girls that robbed me; and she denied it: we took Poll Carroll out of bed; and she said, that was the other that robbed her.</p>
<p>The young woman asked me in Fleet-street, where she could get a lodging; I said, the French Horn, or the Bull and Gate: she asked me to drink: we had a glass of rum apiece: she asked me to go with me: I told her mine was but a poor place: she went with me: we had gin two or three times; and at home, a pot of beer, a quartern of gin, a pint of beer, and another quartern and a half of gin: there is no fastening to the door; and the young woman jumped up, and said she had lost her gown.</p>
<p>Prisoner Jones. I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>The constable deposed he was sent for, and desired the prisoner to let him search him; and he gave him the biggest bottle from his pocket: it contained oil: he searched all his pockets, and found three shillings and ten-pence in money, and an eighth of a ticket for this year, and took him to the Compter.</p>
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<p>I am shopman. On Tuesday, the 11th, I stopped him: he pulled the bottle out, and begged mercy: I went for the constable: when he came, he searched him, and found this bottle of oil on him.</p>
<p>Constable. He gave me the biggest of the two: the other was just taken: whether out of his breeches, or pocket, I cannot say.</p>
<p>(The large bottle deposed to by Brompton.)</p>
<p>I cannot say I know the other: I know it by the mark I put upon it: I cannot say it had never been out of the house.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I am not guilty, my lord.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a constable. I received this bundle from Cockle the watchman, at the watch-house, on Monday, the 3d of January; it has been in my possession ever since.</p>
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<p>I am a lodger in the prosecutrix's house, and the prisoner lodged there. On Sunday, the 2d of January, I was called to by the witness,
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<p>I am a watchman. I was fetched to the house, and Mrs. Campion said she had a thief who had robbed her; and she gave me two black silk cloaks and a bonnet; and I took charge of the prisoner, and locked him up in the watch-house.</p>
<p>Wallis. These are what I received from Cockle the watchman; they have been in my possession ever since.</p>
<p>(Deposed to by
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<p>I am the sister. I had a black silk cloak in the chamber; I saw my own cloak about nine in the morning; my sister shewed me my cloak about three in the afternoon, after he was brought back; I knew it again.</p>
<p>(Deposed to.)</p>
<p>I was very much in liquor that day, and I do not know what I did; I must leave it to the mercy of the Court; I have been twenty-five years in Ipswich, and have nobody here.</p>
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<p>I was going across the road between nine and ten, of a Tuesday, December the 14th; there was two men at the back of the cart; the turnpike-man called, and he put it under his left side, with one button or two; the other man followed the cart, till the turnpike-man spoke, and then he
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<p>I have kept this house where Lacey has lodged, near upon eleven years. The prisoner came to me on the 20th of December, to lodge, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with a little lad of mine; on Friday morning, the prosecutor went out out to work, about three in the morning, and left the prisoner in bed; I returned soon after him, and he said he had lost twenty-four guineas and a watch, and one crown-piece and six shillings; we had no suspicion of the prisoner then, but he went out in the afternoon about four or five, and did not return till Saturday morning; I asked him where he had been all night? he said, to some woman he knew in New Gravel-lane, and had a two-penny lodging, as it was late, and he would not disturb us; on Saturday he was at home best part of the time, till the evening; Mr. Lacey and he sat by the fire-side; and he said to Lacey, who was very uneasy, do not you fret, good Sir, you will have your money again; on Saturday night he laid at my house; on Sunday morning he breakfasted with us, and asked when dinner would be ready? we told him about two; but he never returned in the course of the day; he went out between nine and ten; and we never saw him till the evening, when he was in custody at the Spread-eagle in Gracechurch-street; I went to apprehend him with Elby and Forrester; and he had taken the coach to go to Portsmouth that
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<p>I have the charge of my father's house, at Stone Stairs; he has lost his eye-sight. I know the prisoner; I first saw him a few days before Christmas; him and his landlord, and the waterman, and another shipmate, had a pot of beer, and went away, and once or twice after. On Friday, the 24th of December, he came in about eleven in the morning, and the landlord was with him I am certain; they made no stay; he asked for the waterman; he went out, and I think he did not stay above half a minute, and returned again alone; he said he wanted to speak to me; I went into the back room with him; then he said, would I take care of his money which he had for his wages? I told him, yes; he said he was afraid of losing it in bad company; he took off his shoe, and put seventeen guineas into my hand, which he took out of the shoe; but it was not in a purse; I promised him to take care of it; he desired I would give it to nobody but himself; I said I should not, without his order, and he went away; I put the money up stairs in a purse; I saw no more of him till Sunday morning, much about eleven; he came and said, I want to speak to you; and I went into the same room; and he said, you shewed my shipmate a watch which I will buy of you; I told him he knew the price of it; and I brought down the watch, and he said, give me the balance out of my money; he said, three guineas out of seventeen, there is how much? I said, you know there remains fourteen; and I asked him if he wanted his money? I said, you had better take what you have occasion for, and leave the rest in my hands; he said, no, his captain had laid him a wager that he had spent his money, therefore he would just take the money in his pocket to shew to his captain, and bring it back at night for me to take care of; I went up stairs and brought down the purse I had put it in, and he took it, and said, good morning; when he got half way out, he turned back and said, he had bought a watch of one of his shipmates for half a guinea, which he wished to have cleaned, would I get it done for him? I told him yes, and he gave me the watch; I looked at it, and told him he had bought it very cheap; I said, I supposed as he had bought the other of me, he would sell that; and if so, he had better have a new face put on her, and some little alterations which I pointed out, which would make the watch sell much better, and cost seven or eight shillings; he then said he would have the chain of the old watch put on to the new; but he said, it was no matter, he would take it as it was, and left the watch in my hands; I saw him no more till I saw him before the justice on the Monday. On the Sunday night, Elby came, and I gave him the watch; I told them of the money, which they seemed to know nothing about.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. On Sunday, the 26th of December, about six o'clock, a young man came to me and said, he suspected a man was guilty of the murder of the man and woman some time back; and he described the prisoner; I had seen him before, and I apprehended him with Forrester and Groves, at the Spread-eagle, Gracechurch-street; the stage was pretty nigh getting off; I went into the tap, and seized the prisoner; he asked me whether I was going to Portsmouth? Forrester and Groves came in; I searched the prisoner in a back room, and found on him, in his inside waistcoat pocket (I saw only two waistcoats; he might have three) thirteen guineas and a half: I searched him farther, and in the pocket on the other side, I found ten shillings in silver, and three six-pences, and a crown-piece by itself, in his trowsers pocket, on the right hand side; I had heard of Lacey's robbery, and finding this crown-piece, I suspected the prisoner to be the man that did this; and this watch I found in his other trowsers pocket, concealed, with no appearance of a chain; he said he gave three guineas for it; and on the other side was this watch with the chain hanging out; we brought him to Mr. Lacey, to the Black Horse in Goodman's-fields; neither of those watches were Lacey's; I had no conversation with the prisoner, nor heard any promise or any thing between Groves and him: I went to Mrs. Blenkinsop's, and found the prosecutor's watch; and the prisoner went with me, and shewed me where the purse was, under some bricks; I took it up; the prisoner said he did not break open the chest, but the person who did, had four guineas for his trouble; I never heard the prisoner say any thing about the money left with Mrs. Blenkinsop: the prisoner bore a very good character on board of ship, both from the captain and mate; his ship had not been up a week, therefore he could not have been the man that did the murder.</p>
<p>(The things produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say, only I wish to have my own watch.</p>
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<p>Mr. Garrow, Prisoner's Counsel. You have known this woman a great many years? - Yes, I suppose 18 or 20 years.</p>
<p>You knew her when she lived in the family of Mr. Fonseca? - I did.</p>
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<p>Do you say that gravely now; not so near a relation, I should think, as a father? - No.</p>
<p>Never understood to be so? - No.</p>
<p>This woman lived in lodgings of her own till she came to your family? - I believe she did.</p>
<p>Have you so good a reason for believing it as having visited her at her lodging very often? - I never was there above once or twice.</p>
<p>How long had she been a nurse to your wife? - About five or six weeks.</p>
<p>Your wife is an ancient woman, is not she? - Not very young, nor very old; not so old, I suppose, as sixty.</p>
<p>Upon what terms was this woman invited to come into your family? - I met her; says I, do you know any body that goes out a nursing? she said, yes; for, says I, my wife is very bad; I want a woman of a humane good disposition; I shall be obliged to you; she said, I know a very honest woman; she sent her down; the woman was thick of hearing, and she could not talk to her; she sent her away; in the course of that time she came.</p>
<p>She did not come with any express invitation of yours? - No, she did not.</p>
<p>You did not hear her say she was afraid of being arrested? - No, I did not; I thought her as honest a woman as ever God put life into; I thought no more of her than I should have of you, if you had been there.</p>
<p>Did you ever give her any of the things? - No.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker, in Fleet-street; I produce a milk-pail and ladle (deposed to): on Saturday the 16th of May, 1789, to the best of my remembrance, a woman came to my shop, and offered a milk-pot and pint mug to pledge; I asked her whose property they were; she said Mr. Ingold's, whom I know very well: I cannot speak to the woman: my man knew her, and said I was perfectly safe in buying them; I bought them; I did not send to Mr. Ingold, to make any inquiry; I received the hand-bill a week after; they are worth eight or nine and thirty shillings; I gave 3 l. 6 s. for all together.</p>
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<p>I was servant to Mr. Jones in May, 1789; I know the prisoner, and had known her for about three years; she has several times pledged things for Mr. Ingold; on the 16th of May she came to Mr. Jones's shop to pledge a milk-pail and ladle; the half-pint mug was weighed to our workman, a spoon-maker, because we did not know of the robbery till it was melted; I made no remarks on the half-pint.</p>
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<p>I was servant to Mr. Daniel at the time when the prisoner came nurse there: on Saturday night, the 16th of May, she said she was going out of an errand; she said she would return, but did not, I left the family the 18th of May; my month was up then.</p>
<p>She was recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.</p>
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<p>I lost my stockings: the prisoner came up, and asked if my name was Phillips, and if I took in washing; she said she came to tell me of a family's washing, at Mr. Martin's, No. 24, in Berner's-street; she told me to go there, and enquire for the housekeeper, Mrs. Smith; I was to have the family's washing; I asked her how she
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<p>I am a constable; I apprehended the prisoner last Saturday, between eleven and twelve, on another charge; I found these pair of clean stockings in her pocket.</p>
<p>(Produced, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner. I picked them up at the street-door: I am with child.</p>
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<p>I apprehended the prisoner, and took charge of the things.</p>
<p>(Deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I am mother of the last witness; I was coming home from Beaumont-street with a great load of linen on my head, to wash; my daughter had a bundle under her arm, and hold of her apron; her hand was on her apron: about Portland-place, I heard her cry out, Oh Lord! I am robbed; I perceived two men's hands on the bundle, and I saw it snatched away; they both ran away; one struck across the way, that was him which had the bundle; my daughter ran after him; I stood crying, and two men came up to me; I told them what had happened, and they ran after him and took him; their names are Raper and Booth; I got across the way, and the child came to me with the bundle again; in about a quarter of an hour, I was going home, and the men came after me, and said I should take him up, and they brought me back again; then I saw the prisoner in custody of the two men; the two men seized the bundle together; I observed the glimpse of the colour of his coat when he took the bundle, but he was as quick as lightning; it was a lightish colour; I did not see his face; I had not time to observe only to the prisoner's coat.</p>
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<p>I live at No. 14, Barlow-street, Marybone: on Monday the 3d of January, coming along Portland-place with a friend, Mr. Raper, the corner of Weymouth-street, I heard the cry of stop thief! upon which I saw two men running; they both run across Weymouth-street into Weymouth-mews; one of them had a white bundle; we run up to the top of the mews, and there is no thoroughfare; and a man with a blue coat or jacket run past us, coming back again, and I stopped the prisoner and took a bundle out of his hand; he was returning also; I gave the bundle to the
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<p>Deposed to the same effect, and that the prisoner came by, and said, the thieves are run the other way, but I have got the bundle; I said, it is very well, the poor girl will get her bundle again: Mr. Booth came up to me, and we collared him, and took the bundle; we took him into the publick-house, and sent for a constable; and he was committed; I never lost sight of the person who had the bundle; I never saw the bundle put down; I saw only two persons in the mews; one that came by me, and the other that came with the bundle, which is the prisoner.</p>
<p>Booth. We were not twenty yards distance; I am very sure I saw the bundle all the time.</p>
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<p>(Produced the things.)</p>
<p>Mr. Booth gave me the bundle at the magistrate's; it has been in my possession ever since.</p>
<p>Booth. I delivered it to the girl at first, and when I went into the publick-house I took it again, and carried it to the justice's, and gave it to the constable; it was opened there, and I marked every article by desire of the justice (deposed to by Mrs. Harrison): the string of the apron was torn off, and it was torn in the middle of the binding; I picked it up on the pavement, a yard from the place where he seized the bundle.</p>
<p>I was coming at the end of Portland-place; I heard the cry of stop thief! I perceived two men, one in blue and the other in a light drabbish coat; and I heard two women cry stop thief! and immediately the man in blue passed me; I followed him, and he turned down the stable-yard in Weymouth-street, on the right-hand; I followed him, within ten yards of him; I saw him heave something from him white; I crossed over to stop him; he knocked me down; then I picked up the bundle to give it to the person it belonged to, which I did, and gave it to the gentleman.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Berry, pawnbroker, Ludgate-hill: on the 27th of last December, the prisoner Murray brought two spoons to pawn, and said they were his mother's,
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<p>(The watch and spoons produced.)</p>
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<p>I am a constable; I only took the charge.</p>
<p>Prisoner Murray. I pawned the spoons.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Peatt, Prisoner's Counsel. What o' clock was it? - About twelve.</p>
<p>You was boozy? - I could walk very well, and knew what I was about; I saw nobody but the watchman, the woman, and myself.</p>
<p>You told the woman you would not prosecute her, if she would give you the half-guinea? - I did.</p>
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<p>I am constable of the ward. (Deposed the same as the last witness). I found the money in her left-hand.</p>
<p>The prosecutor gave me sixpence first; then he gave me the rest of the money himself, and told me there was half-a-guinea among it.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I declare, upon my oath, I never gave her only one sixpence.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who her a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>The prisoner was servant to me; I sent him on an errand; in the mean time, a pawnbroker came and produced a cambrick handkerchief which was mine.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I found the handkerchief as I was going out of the house, I did not know who it belonged to, and I went to pawn it for a shilling.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I delivered the packages to the bookkeeper of the waggon, in Bishopsgate-street.</p>
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<p>I am book-keeper of Mr.
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<p>I drove the waggon; I took up the prisoner at the Black Dog, Shoreditch, and a man; she said she was going to Waltham-cross, but did not go all the way; she got out at Tottenham.</p>
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<p>I am the guard; this woman got out at Tottenham; I searched the woman, and under her petticoat, on one side, kept up by some of the bindings of the clothes, I found this cloth; it has been in my possession ever since; the man and woman went in together; she spoke in presence of the man; he went into the room before her, and the waggoner followed her.</p>
<p>- Hacker. This is one of the packs; it is the same that I sent to the waggon; the private mark has been rubbed off.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The man is my husband; we were together; he gave me a blow, and I was obliged to take this bundle; he was a bad husband.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I live at Richmond; I lost the things in the indictment; the youngest prisoner,
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<p>I received the things of the prosecutor; the prisoners were in custody.</p>
<p>Court. Are the things in the same state and condition as when you received them? - No, they are blacker.</p>
<p>Prisoner Cox. I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner Desborough. I took the property, and gave it to him directly.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>(The witnesses examined separate.)</p>
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<p>I live at No. 21, Great Russel-street, Covent-garden; I am a
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<p>Did it appear to you that the pushing was done by design or accident? - I think by design, and thought so at the time, and endeavoured to extricate myself; there appeared to be seven or eight, some behind and some before; but they seemed, as it
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179101120039"/>appeared to me, to be particularly engaged about my person; one man in particular pushed me on the left shoulder, on the pavement, from the way I was stepping; I could but notice him; that was the prisoner; they uttered bad words of swearing, such as where are you going, and damn you, what are you about? I saw him about before; I cannot say he said those words, but he was among them; he put his shoulder against mine; I had my left shoulder that way, with his left shoulder; I found myself quite impeded going along, and found myself in a very disagreeable situation; the croud these men made, was a distinct body from those about the pastry-cooks; I was drove more towards the pastry-cook's; and I was pressed up between two men, much nearer the pastry-cook's than I was at first; I made an effort to extricate myself, intending to use a good stout stick I had in my hand; I drew it up, and found I could not use it; it was held by somebody behind me; there was a pressure upon it which disabled me; at the same time that I attempted to raise my stick, I felt my watch drawn from out my pocket: I can only say I felt it drawn suddenly in a very few seconds; I made an effort with my left hand to save my watch; and I caught it at the moment it was jerked out of my pocket, and held it with one hand, while some man held the chain on the other.</p>
<p>Was it in fact taken out of your pocket? - Yes; I had it naked in my hand, and some man had hold of the seal; I held it fast; I suppose I caught it at the very instant it came out of my pocket; I am sure I did not secure it till it was out of my pocket; it was separated from my fob, before I secured it again; I cannot say I saw it in the hand of any person; the watch in the scuffle was injured; I pressed into the pastry-cook's shop as a place of safety; and I was standing at the door of the pastry-cook's; I found myself still pushed by the prisoner and others that I had seen before; and I held up my stick to strike them: I thought it audacious; I saw the people by whom I was surrounded, go off towards the New Church in a body; and the person I particularly noticed, went last; then I pursued my business: I found I had lost a silk handkerchief and some silver: I do not think the particular man I spoke of, took out the watch, or took the silver and the handkerchief; and going along, I reflected on this transaction: I thought it a great evil, and made up my mind to go and get assistance and take them: I went to get assistance; and going through St. Martin's-court, near a pastry-cook's shop, going to Cranbourn-alley, I saw those very men whom I met in the Strand: I think they were all the men: but this particular man was there likewise: I stopped for a second or two: they were walking to and fro: I perceived that man particularly: they were dressed in blue coats, made me know them again: I then went as fast as I could to Cranbourn-alley, to my friends: I desired them to take a stick a piece, and follow me, for I said I have been stopped in the Strand, and robbed; and knowing where the prisoners are who did it, I am determined fully to do it: the name of one is Mr. Hill; the other is
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<interp inst="t17910112-28-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> : they are not here: we went to St. Martin's-court: I told them I should point out a particular man, as I was sure of his person: I again saw those men: I pointed out one man: he was about two yards distance: that was the particular man I have described; and I said, that is one of the thieves: that man immediately ran off through the croud, towards St. Martin's-lane: I made the observation quite aloud, that he might hear me: he ran towards St. Martin's-lane: I verily believe he saw me: he looked round, and darted off: I pursued him, and the persons that were with me: I missed him half a minute: then saw him again in Crown-court, and returned into St. Martin's-court again: I saw nothing of him till I came to the broad part of St. Martin's-court: I saw this very man again talking to a great number: they stood very near each other, and appeared to be talking: I took hold of this man's collar, and desired him to come along with me, for he was one of those that stopped me in the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179101120040"/>Strand: he made no answer, but struck me a blow on the face, and knocked me against a stationer's window: at the same time I was assaulted by a great number of sticks, ten or a dozen: they beat me pretty sharply about the arms and shoulders: at the same time I was engaged with that particular man I have described before: at the same time my friends rendered me all the assistance they could, and knocked one or two of these men down, and took one of their sticks: I struck Wallis on the head, and knocked him down: he got up, and essayed to strike me again, and I struck him again on the arm: he then fell on his hands and knees, and crept under a butcher's bulk, and begged I would not strike him again: the patroles came up, and I delivered him to them: he was taken to Sir Sampson's and examined, the next day, and committed.</p>
<p>Court. Who was that one man in particular, that pushed you to the window of the shop? - The prisoner.</p>
<p>That was the same man you afterwards apprehended in St. Martin's-court? - Yes.</p>
<p>Had you made any particular observations of him before that time? - No; they commenced then.</p>
<p>Did he appear to you at that time, from his general behaviour, to belong to the others that were about you? - Yes; he had that appearance all the time.</p>
<p>Can you say whether he was or was not one of them that uttered those words you spoke of? - I cannot; but he was the most active person in the transaction, which caught my attention the more.</p>
<p>He was the man that pushed against your left shoulder, and pushed you up against the shop-window? - Yes; he was the man; I have not the slightest doubt about it; if I had, I would happily decline giving that evidence; when it first commenced, there was no more than the common lights of the common lamps, when I was first assaulted; when I was pushed up nearer to the shop of Mr. Golden, a linen-draper, and when my watch was taken out of my pocket, I had still better light from the pastry-cook's shop.</p>
<p>Then the man most active in surrounding you, was the prisoner? - Yes, he was; he had a much lighter coloured coat on than any of the rest; a lightish coloured drab great coat.</p>
<p>Had you any opportunity of observing his countenance by any of those lights? - I observed his countenance particularly; he had a round hat; his hair was black, and tied behind; that I particularly noticed.</p>
<p>You are sure this was a distinct body of men, to those that were assembled about the pastry-cook's? - It appeared very clearly so to my mind.</p>
<p>Who was the man that you meant to point out as the person that was loitering at the door of the pastry-cook's? - That person, to my firm belief, was the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Was the prisoner at the bar the person, whom seeing loitering at the pastry-cook's shop-door, you thought of striking with your stick? - Yes.</p>
<p>Had you time enough, while you was at the door of the pastry-cook's, to make such observations as to know whether he was the person that first shoved you on the pavement? - Yes; I had time enough for that, and light enough for that; there was a glare of light there; the prisoner is the man whom I alluded to as one of the thieves; and he is the man who on hearing that, turned round, looked at me, and ran away.</p>
<p>Is he the very man, whom after you had pursued and lost for a time, you saw again in the same coat? - Yes, he is the very man.</p>
<p>Is the prisoner the man whom you then took hold of by the collar, and desired him to come along, telling him he was one of those that stopped you in the Strand? - Yes, I made use of that expression.</p>
<p>Is the prisoner the man that made a blow at your face? - Yes.</p>
<p>The prisoner was the man that got under the butcher's block? - Yes; I believe he gave charge of me.</p>
<p>Now, upon your oath, and considering the serious consequence of the prosecution to the prisoner, have you any doubt? -
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<p>(The watch produced; the whole of the enamel gone.)</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow, Prisoner's Counsel. I take it, on the out-set, that you mean to convey to my lord and the jury, that you conscientiously believe, without the smallest degree of doubt, that whenever you speak of the man as the particular man, that you mean the prisoner? - I do.</p>
<p>How many minutes might the transaction in the Strand have occupied? - I cannot think of ascertaining the quantity; a very few.</p>
<p>Such as two or three? - More than that; it was a very short time.</p>
<p>And you was as every man in your circumstances must have been, in great confusion? - I was.</p>
<p>No person who was in your company in the Strand, is here to night? - No.</p>
<p>No person who was in the pastry-cook's shop is here? - No.</p>
<p>Your two friends who assisted you to secure the prisoner, are not here? - No.</p>
<p>The only persons who are here, are the two patroles to whom you gave charge of the prisoner, and who gave a charge of you? - Yes.</p>
<p>In St. Martin's-court you observed two or three blue coats? - Several, I did.</p>
<p>My lord asked you a question, which in the course of the examination we had not an answer to; that is, about how long it was before you went to St. Martin's-court? - I rather decline computing the time.</p>
<p>About how long? - I cannot say.</p>
<p>Was it half an hour? - More than that; I suppose it might be three quarters of an hour before I returned to my own house from the pastry-cook's in the Strand.</p>
<p>In the course of that distance you must have passed and repassed a good many pastry: cook's shops? - Yes.</p>
<p>And of course on a Twelfth Night, you must have passed a good many crowds of persons? - Yes.</p>
<p>On those nights I am told, that wherever there is a particular shew, there are mischievous boys marked in tacking ladies gowns and coats to posts? - That is very well known.</p>
<p>And there are other mischievous things done? - I do not know.</p>
<p>But there is a great throng? - Yes.</p>
<p>I believe that it is a very common thing, I believe it is almost a universal one, for the pastry-cooks to have a constable at the door-on such nights? - It is very common.</p>
<p>When you retired to the threshold of this pastry-cook's shop, as a place of safety, you thought the conduct of the prisoner was very audacious? - I did.</p>
<p>Did you make any alarm to the people of the shop, or the constable, or any body else there? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>In your way, in going to your friend's in St. Martin's-court, you saw the same man again? - I did.</p>
<p>How long might it be after you had passed through St. Martin's-court to Cranburn-alley, before you returned? - I ran as fast as I could.</p>
<p>The man escaped, and got clear out of your sight for some minutes? - Yes; and the next place I saw him in, was in this same St. Martin's-court.</p>
<p>How long have you lived in Russel-street? - If you will give me a minute to recollect; I purchased the lease in the month of May, in 1785.</p>
<p>You lived there at the time it was burnt down? - Yes, I did, and lost a great deal of property.</p>
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<p>I am a patrole belonging to Sir Sampson Wright's office. Passing through St. Martin's-court on the 6th of January, about eight o'clock, I saw Mr. Hill and the prisoner
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<p>Mr. Garrow. Was he searched? - Yes; a pair of gloves and a linen pocket handkerchief was found upon him.</p>
<p>DANIEL M'LAIN sworn.</p>
<p>Deposed to the same effect as Miller.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow to Hill. Whether before the magistrate you did not represent that you had been into the pastry-cook's, and did there say how you had been used? - I did not, upon my oath.</p>
<p>Jury to Patrole. Whether or no Mr. Hill was charged by the prisoner at the same time? - No, my lord, I did not hear it.</p>
<p>To the other Patrole. Did you hear the prisoner charge Hill, the prosecutor, with any thing? - No, nothing at all.</p>
<p>Mr. Hill. When the patrole came up, I