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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179104130001"/>THE TRIALS AT LARGE OF THE CAPITAL and other CONVICTS, ON THE KING'S Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex, HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday, the 13th of APRIL, 1791, and the following Days;
<p>Being the FOURTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honourable
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<persName id="f17910413-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY E. HODGSON, PROFESSOR OF SHORT-HAND; And Published by Authority.</p>
<p>NUMBER IV. PART I.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<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.</p>
<p>MDCCXCI.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179104130002"/>THE TRIALS AT LARGE, OF THE CAPITAL and other CONVICTS, ON THE</p>
<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>First London Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<p>Second London Jury.</p>
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<p>Matthew Hellier</p>
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<p>*
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Mid. Jury.</p>
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<p>+
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<p>
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<p>
<persName id="f17910413-1-person57" type="jurorName"> Charles Tuck
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<p>N. B. The Second London Jury was sworn on Friday, and the First discharged.</p> </div1>
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<p>Deposed to the same effect.</p>
<p>(The spoon produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>The parlour-door was open; Mr. Gower's hat laid on a chair, and the spoon on another, and I took the spoon and said, I have cleaned these spoons many a time; I once lived a boy in the family. Mr. Garrow knows me, if I had money, and I supported Mr. Fox's election.</p>
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<p>I am a school-boy, I live in Cold Bath-fields, my father is a coach-master, I know the prisoner, I saw him in Smithfield on Thursday, the 3d of March, between seven and eight in the evening, he was a stranger to me, I was coming from the Spread Eagle, Grace-church-street; I was going through
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<p>Jury. What age are you, my boy? - I am fourteen.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow, Prisoner's Counsel. The first thing you met with was, one of the men struck the box out of your hand; did you ever get your goods again? - No.</p>
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<p>On Thursday, the 3d of March, I was with the other witness; in coming back through Smithfield, the prisoner knocked the box out of Smith's hand; I went to pick it up, and the prisoner at the bar took it up, and put it upon the other man's head, and said it was his box; I told him it was not his box, and neither should he have it; then he upp'd with his stick and struck me, and the other went off with the box, and the prisoner went off; I saw him again at the Justice's, Clerkenwell-green; I knew him immediately, I did not know the contents of the box, it was a wooden box.</p>
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<p>I was in company with the two last witnesses, I am positive the prisoner at the bar was the man; on coming through Smithfield I saw two men behind us, and they knocked the box from under the boy's arm; it was the prisoner that pushed it from under his arm upon the pavement; then he picked it up, and put it on the other man's head; Gray and the boy had hold of the
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<p>I know nothing of the robbery, I was bound over with my son.</p>
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<p>I apprehended the prisoner on the 4th of March, the day after the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t17910413-2-person81" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Do you know the contents of the box? - Yes, it is my property, I packed it up myself at Chatham; there was one cotton gown, and all the articles that is in the indictment were in the box; it was given to the boy at the Spread Eagle, who took it under his arm; I came by the Chatham coach on Tuesday, and left the box till I called for it on the Friday; it was screwed down with two screws.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I leave it to my counsel.</p>
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<p>I was coming up Cheapside, I was a little distance from them, and saw the prisoner drop the book; the prosecutor called stop thief, and I took him directly.</p>
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<p>I am a constable, the book was given me by the Lord Mayor.</p>
<p>(Produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I live at No. 19, Grubb-street, I lost this copper on the
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<p>I know Mr. Tanner's house, I know he has nine houses at Pimlico on last Sunday evening Mr. Hatchett who lives opposite, came and rang my bell, and said there were thieves on the houses; I went with a candle and lanthorn in one hand, and a pistol in the other, I searched the house, and found one of the prisoners in the chimney, and called to him, and told him he was a dead man if he did not come down; he came down and I took him: after that I went and searched the nine houses, and found the sheet of copper rolled up ready to take away: Holt was taken to the watch house.</p>
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<p>On Sunday evening last I heard there was an alarm of thieves on the houses; about nine o'clock I was set to watch, to see they did not escape; we heard a noise of somebody coming down, I saw Wright come
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<p>I took the copper from the building, it was in the gutter, it was ripped off the biggest part of the gutter, it was moved from the place where it was ripped to the other gutter; I took it and fitted it, and it matched exactly.</p>
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<p>I was with the former witnesses, I saw the prisoner Holt coming down from the top of the house; he threw down the copper tied up in this apron, I found a hat which had dropped in the back kitchen, which Wright owned as his hat.</p>
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<p>I know nothing only the prisoners were brought to the watch-house with the copper, I put my mark on it, and it has been ever since in my possession.</p>
<p>Serjeant Edins appeared for Wright, and spoke to his character.</p>
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<p>I caught the prisoner; I was going along and saw the little girl crying.</p>
<p>(The shirt deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I went into this house with a shirt under my arm, I fell asleep for two hours, and found the shirt was gone, I saw this shirt on the tap-room table, and I walked out with it.</p>
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<p>A second count for uttering a like forged order for payment of money, knowing it to be forged, with a like intent.</p>
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<p>(The indictment opened by Mr. Knapp, and the case by Mr. Garrow.)</p>
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<p>Did the prisoner at the bar ever tell you where he lived, and what he was? - He informed me he was a cheesemonger in Covent Garden, and dealt in the wholesale way.</p>
<p>Did he say what part? - He did not, but he gave me this written direction as his address.</p>
<p>(The direction produced.)</p>
<p>What else did he say at that time he bought the horse? - He said he had nothing to take the horse home with, on which I lent him a pair of spurs and a bridle.</p>
<p>After you found the note was refused at Mess. Prescotts and Co. what did you do in consequence of that? - I went immediately to New-street, but could not find any such person there.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys, Prisoner's Counsel. You had a conversation of some length with the prisoner at Waltham-abbey fair? - Yes.</p>
<p>He bargained very hard about this horse? - Not very hard.</p>
<p>He offered at first twenty pounds? - No, he did not.</p>
<p>What was the price? - I informed you before.</p>
<p>You asked him twenty-five pounds, and he said it was too much? - He did.</p>
<p>How long might you be settling, or endeavouring to settle at the fair? - When he came to Enfield we settled in a very short time.</p>
<p>First of all answer my question; you did not agree at all at Waltham-abbey fair? - We did not.</p>
<p>Did not he offer you as low as twenty pounds at that fair? - He did not.</p>
<p>He did offer you something less? - He did.</p>
<p>You gave him your address at Enfield, and he came to you? - He asked me for it.</p>
<p>You was some time before you could agree at Enfield? - No, very little time.</p>
<p>You know there was something, you did not agree, and he went over to the inn? - Yes, but he soon returned.</p>
<p>So, in point of fact, there were three conversations about the horse, before you agreed together? - Yes.</p>
<p>Now, at the time he gave you this draft, did not he tell you he could not be able to make up the price unless you would take a draft he received at the fair? - I am certain he said no such thing.</p>
<p>Court. He did not say he received it at the fair? - He did not.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Did not he tell you he had not cash enough to pay for it? - I cannot say whether he said that, I understood that I was to have had money for it; but appearing to be a creditable person, I thought the note would be equally the same.</p>
<p>He said he had not got money enough, and he gave you the draft? - He did.</p>
<p>You say he told you that he lived in Covent Garden, and you went to New-street, how came you to go there? - From the directions he gave, which said New-street, Covent Garden.</p>
<p>
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<p>You heard afterwards of your saddle and bridle, that it had been burnt in the stable where the horse was lodged? - There was such a thing mentioned.</p>
<p>Did not you learn it from the prisoner himself? - He told me so.</p>
<p>Then, in point of fact, there had been a fire in some stable where the prisoner had deposited this horse? - I cannot learn that as a fact, he said so at Bow-street.</p>
<p>Did not you learn there had been a fire at the stable where he had deposited the horse? - I never heard of the horse.</p>
<p>Did not you learn, in point of fact, that the stable where the prisoner had deposited the horse had been burned? - I never learned it, I knew there was a fire in Long-lane.</p>
<p>Court. How long after the sale of the horse at Enfield, did the fire happen in Long-lane? - I do not know.</p>
<p>(The draft read.)</p>
<p>"No 62, Threadneedle-street, May 3,</p>
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<p>"Mess. Prescott, Grote, and Co. pay</p>
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<p>I am clerk to Mess. Prescott, I have lived there about eight years.</p>
<p>On the 3d of May last, or thereabouts, was there any such person keeping cash as
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<p>Mr. Knowlys. How do you recollect that? - By the books.</p>
<p>Only by the books? - Yes, I know all the customers we have; but having looked over the books, it makes me more certain.</p>
<p>Have you any customers of the name of Long? - Yes, we have.</p>
<p>(The directions the prisoner gave read.)</p>
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<p>Court. Do you give checks to any one that asks for them? - To customers we do.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I took the draft at the fair that very morning, of one Mr. Cruthers, of Stepney-fields; in the next place, in regard to my address, I live at No. 34, in the aforesaid street.</p>
<p>Court. What is the aforesaid street? - I am so confused I cannot recollect it; in New-street, Covent Garden.</p>
<p>Court. These are notorious facts, and could be proved; have you any witnesses? - My Lord, the first man that was called, but has not appeared, was subpoena'd; I am afraid my prosecutor has got him out of the way on purpose.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. This trial was put off last sessions on account of his witnesses not being ready, and he was ordered to be ready by eight o'clock this morning.</p>
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>Last Thursday night I went to Crown-court, Wapping, and a short man ran by me, and soon afterwards those men came up and took me; I am prentice to a fishing-smack, and that very night she failed, and was going to it as I came up to see my aunt.</p>
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<p>I live privately; on the 2d of April, between seven and eight, I left my watch upon the drawers in my room, I am only a lodger in
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<p>I am a pawnbroker, servant to Mr. Harrison, I know the prisoner, I am sure he is the man that pawned the watch on the 2d of April, about nine o'clock in the morning, he asked three guineas upon it, he was very much intoxicated at the time, he said it was his own property; I asked him if he was sure of it; then he said he brought it from a person that he dressed; I then had him secured and taken to Bow-street, and the watch; it is a gold watch, I have had it ever since.</p>
<p>(Produced and deposed to by the prosecutor, No. 7482,
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<p>(Watch banded to the Court.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Tanner lodged with me at the time his watch was stole; I was in the passage when the prisoner went up stairs, and Mr. Tanner went into the yard; then he went up stairs, and came down in a great hurry, and said he had lost his watch, and asked where the man was that went up stairs; I said he was gone.</p>
<p>Court to pawnbroker. What is the value
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<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know nothing of taking the watch, it was a shop-mate that came to work for Mr. Woodward that morning that took the watch.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>152.
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<p>I produce the certificate of Mr. Shelton, of the prisoner's conviction.</p>
<p>(Read.)</p>
<p>Court. Was you present when the prisoner was tried? - I was.</p>
<p>When was it? - It was February Session, 1784.</p>
<p>What was it for? - A highway robbery, he was pardoned on condition of being transported to America for the term of seven years.</p>
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<p>The prisoner came to our house on the 2d of January, 1787, to look at some silk stockings; he said he could not see, and desired I would bring some to his lodgings, No. 6, Spring Gardens, and he looked out six pair; I have not seen him since 1787, until he was taken; I have no doubt he is the same man.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys, Prisoner's Counsel. You have no doubt! why this was four years ago; can you venture to say he is the same person? - I have no doubt.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I leave it to my counsel; I thought it had been lunar months, and not callendar months, or I should not have been in England.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr.
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<p>Did you know the prisoner? - I never knew him in my life; they were taken out of a tub.</p>
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<p>I am next door neighbour to
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<p>I live in the same court; I saw a man come down stairs, but do not know him again.</p>
<p>- SHAKESHAFT sworn.</p>
<p>I am constable. (Produces the things.) I
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<p>- PHILLIPS sworn.</p>
<p>I was in the court, and saw the things in the court, and took them up, and gave them to Shakeshaft.</p>
<p>To
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<p>(The things deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was in Spitalfields-market, and heard the cry of stop thief, I ran and they took me, I work in Field-lane, I have several respectable people to appear for my character.</p>
<p>The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Of stealing to the value of 10 d. only.</p>
<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p>
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<p>On the 5th of March, I was at
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<p>I was in the room at the Hampshire Hog at the time, I saw the prosecutor there, and the prisoner sat behind him; I saw the prisoner take a tin box out of the prosecutor's left-hand coat pocket, and went out of the back-door of the same house.</p>
<p>Court to Lewis. Where did you meet Taylor? - At the Globe, Dudley-court, in Crown street, Soho. Taylor said he did not know his way home, and asked me to see him home to Milk-street, Cheapside, about twelve o'clock; then we went to the Hampshire Hog, about a quarter of an hour after that he fell asleep; we had before that half a pint of mulled raspberry; he had not been asleep five minutes before he lost his money.</p>
<p>Court to Taylor. Do you know Lewis? - I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Where did you meet him? - In Dudley-court, Crown street, Soho, from thence we went to the Hampshire Hog, where I fell asleep and lost my money; we drank some gin and raspberry.</p>
<p>The PATROLE sworn.</p>
<p>I am patrole, I heard of the robbery, and I saw
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<interp inst="t17910413-11-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the next evening dressed in another garb than usual; he asked me if I knew him; I looked under his hat and said yes, I have been looking for you these two hours; upon which I took him and searched him, and found a guinea in the heel of his stocking, and one shilling and sixpence in his pocket; then I took him before Justice Walker, and he was committed.</p>
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<p>I live at
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<p>I was in Mr. Copps's house on the 5th of April, about five o'clock, I work there weekly; I was in the back-parlour, the things were taken from the fore parlour, I thought I heard somebody at the door, I went to the door, and found it open, I went to the front parlour, and missed a bundle of goods, I went to the door, and saw the prisoner in the field with the goods; I cried stop thief, and saw him with two bundles in the fields; the prisoner then run away, and I ran across the fields, and picked up one of the bundles, I only missed one at first; Rigbey took the prisoner in two minutes after; I do not know how he got in the house, he was out of my sight but a small space.</p>
<p>MARY-ANN JACKSON sworn.</p>
<p>I was in the house at the same time, in the kitchen, and heard the door opened, I just let my young mistress out, and shut the door immediately, it opens with a spring latch inside and out; I called out, who is there? nobody answered; I met the last witness coming from the gate, who said we had been robbed; I then went to the gate, and saw the man standing by the goods in the field, with his apron in his hand; and we both cried stop thief! I picked up one bundle, and the last witness picked up the other, and he run away; he had his apron in his hand just going to tie up the bundles in it; he was pursued and taken, and brought back to the house. There was no other person in the field but himself and us two women.</p>
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<p>I am the constable; I was at work in a garden in the same field, I saw the prisoner with the two bundles, and saw him come from the house, but I did not see him come out of the house; I watched him in the field through the garden fence, but before he could tie them up, I saw and heard the girls cry out stop thief, I ran round the fence, and pulled out my staff, and took him prisoner, and took him before Mr. Justice Spiller, and he was committed.</p>
<p>(The goods produced and deposed to by Mr. Copps.)</p>
<p>I put my seal upon the bundles, which has not been opened till now.</p>
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<p>Not of breaking and entering the house, but of stealing the goods, value above 40 s.</p>
<p>Recommended by the Jury and prosecutor.</p>
<p>(Aged 19.)</p>
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<p>156.
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<p>I am wife to
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<p>Then you suppose whoever got in, got in by the cellar out of the street? - Yes, by the door that lets the light in to draw the beer.</p>
<p>Did you see the place bolted when you went to bed? - I did not, my husband bolted it, I took the gin up to my own room, I found it upon the steps that come up from the cellar into the street. Winch has the gin.</p>
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<p>I am the watchman. In the morning of the 27th of March, at three o'clock, I had great reason to suspect that some one was in the cellar by a little dog laying, which I had been informed, had been seen on other suspicious occasions; I waited about half an hour, and saw the prisoner come out of the cellar, I could not seize him till he had crossed the way, when I did, being at the first about six yards distant: I brought him back to the cellar window, which I found open, I immediately knocked at the door, and the landlady came down; I immediately took the prisoner to the watch-house, and delivered him up to a constable of the night.</p>
<p>Court to Mrs. Whitewood. You did not see this cellar window fastened that night? - I did not.</p>
<p>Did you see it was fast? - I heard my husband fasten and bolt it.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was not in the place, and was the opposite side of the way near Red Lion-square; I was examined and stripped myself, and nothing was found upon me.</p>
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<p>157.
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<p>I saw the prisoner take the jacket between eleven and twelve o'clock from Mr. Grainger's door; I was in my own shop, I saw him unpin it; my shop where I was in is almost opposite, I went out at my back-door, and caught him with the jacket upon his arms; the constable has it.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Orton, I saw the boy unpin the jacket, and saw my master take the prisoner; he dropped the jacket. and I picked it up, and gave it to my master.</p>
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<p>I am the constable, I produce the jacket.</p>
<p>(Deposed to.)</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I was coming out of the market, and a lad met me, and asked me to pledge this jacket for him, and he would give me part of a pint.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three witnesses to his character.</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17910413-15-defend195 t17910413-15-deflabel77"/> load sixty-three sacks to go to Mr. Kinloth's, Oxford-road; John Hill was to drive one waggon, and one
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<p>I was standing, about six in the morning, at the end of King-street, I observed two men standing opposite the Green Man and Still, loaded with coals; I then saw the prisoner Hill, and Barker, take each of them a sack, and walk down the road towards Queen-street, I followed them, and saw Yostus conduct them to a house where he lodged, they went in with the coals, and came out with the sacks empty; they staid in two or three minutes.</p>
<p>How do you know it is Yostus's house? - Because some of my men lodge there; Yostus came out with them, and the carmen walked in the middle of the road, and Yostus on the pavement, up as far as Bond-street, and then they joined in company together; when they came out of the house, the two men went back to the waggon, and put both the empty sacks into the waggon, where they took them from; they were both taken from the first waggon; I took my horse, went to Mr. Wylde in Thames-street, and informed him, and went back to Tyburn-turnpike to Mr. Kinloth's, and I saw the men there, and the coals all shot.</p>
<p>Mr. Peatt, Prisoner's Counsel, to Mr. Wylde These coals you have been speaking of were loaded over night? - They were.</p>
<p>Do you know, from your own knowledge, how many number of sacks were put into the waggon? - I cannot say to my own knowledge, but I am certain all the coals put into those waggons were the property of my brother Mr.
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<p>Did you count the sacks? - I did not.</p>
<p>In whose waggons were they put? - In my waggons.</p>
<p>Hath Mr. Wylde any partners in his business? - No.</p>
<p>When were these coals loaded? - On Tuesday evening.</p>
<p>They were loaded on Tuesday evening, staid in the waggon all day Wednesday, until Thursday morning; do you know whether any were taken out? - I do not know.</p>
<p>Do you know whether any were added to that number? - I do not; all I know is, that the coals put into these waggons were the property of my brother.</p>
<p>Mr. Peatt to Sharp. You saw some waggons in Oxford-road? - I did.</p>
<p>Do you know who they belong to? - They were wrote on the front of it, I pretty near can recollect,
<persName id="t17910413-15-person203"> John Wylde
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<p>How far might you be from Yostus, when you see him come out to the carmen? - Half the width of Oxford-road.</p>
<p>It so happened, that Yostus, and the men with the coals on their backs, went the same way; was you at the time the men went in with the coals in the house? - I was not.</p>
<p>Do you know whether any conversation took place between Yostus and the bearer of the coals? - I did not.</p>
<p>Then he was only simply Will with the Whisp walking before them; they did not keep together, I think, you say? - He took a different direction when he saw me.</p>
<p>How is it you happened to know he took a different direction when he saw you? - Because he had the appearance of being confused.</p>
<p>That is, you imagine so; you had nothing but his external appearance to judge of? - Nothing.</p>
<p>They joined again a little distance after that? - They did.</p>
<p>And then Yostus went about his business, whatever it might be? - I know nothing about that.</p>
<p>
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<p>Did you know who those coals belonged to, that were taken out of the waggon? - Not till Mr.
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<p>Then whether or no they might not be put in by the way, you do not know? - No, I do not.</p>
<p>Then for aught you know, these two waggons might have been the property of some other person.</p>
<p>Court to Wylde. Do you serve any body with coals in Queen-street, where this gentleman describes the two sacks to have been taken in? - No, I do not.</p>
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<p>The prisoner Yostus lodges at my house, and has done for this half year.</p>
<p>Did you order coals to be brought to you on the 7th of April? - No.</p>
<p>Did you receive any coals on that day? - No.</p>
<p>Was any brought into your house? - I cannot positively say; I saw nothing, I was in bed.</p>
<p>Court. Let me put you in mind of your situation: a man lodges with you, and stands charged here with receiving stolen goods, and these goods, evidently the property of Mr. Wylde; remember you stand here in a very intricate situation yourself? - I heard somebody go down stairs, I was ill in bed, in the morning early, I cannot positively say what time.</p>
<p>Mr. Peatt. You have a good many lodgers in your house? - I have, about eleven.</p>
<p>They have not all separate places for their coals? - They generally keep them in their own rooms; there is a vault in the cellar for the first floor, and one for the second floor.</p>
<p>Court to Levi. When was you first informed of this? - Not till Mr. Sharpe informed me.</p>
<p>Where did you see the coals? - I did not see the coals at all.</p>
<p>When you heard of this, had not you the curiosity to go and look if any coals had been brought in or no? - I did not, I did not like to bring myself into trouble.</p>
<p>Court. I think you went the only way to bring yourself into trouble; is this man a lodger at your house? - He is, and finds his own goods.</p>
<p>What part of the house does he lodge in? - In the kitchen.</p>
<p>Court to Sharp. Have you seen whether there had been any coals fresh put down into that cellar? - Between eleven and twelve o'clock the same day, when the two Mr. Wyldes came up to my house, we went down to the cellar, and there was the appearance of two sacks of coals fresh shot.</p>
<p>Did you see the landlord of the house? - I did, I told him particularly of it; but I believe he did not go down to see it.</p>
<p>Mr. Peatt. How do you know it was Yostus's apartments where the coals were seen? - His wife told me they were his coals.</p>
<p>Now if they had been carried into that house, and you had been shewn a quantity of coals, without this information, should you have known there were two sacks? - I should, I am very well used to them.</p>
<p>PRISONER HILL's DEFENCE.</p>
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<p>PRISONER YOSTUS's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>Barker came to me as I was in the stable, and asked me if I was going home, I went home, and he brought two sacks of coal in.</p>
<p>Hill called three witnesses who gave him a very good character; and his master Mr. Wylde said, he believed he would not have done this action, if it had not been for the person that was not taken.</p>
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<p>Did you see the prisoner the day the things were lost? - Yes.</p>
<p>Where did you see her with the things? - It was in the back court, behind the house; she had then Susannah York's silk in her hand, and the black silk in her bosom, and the silk handkerchief in her hand; I stopped her, and took her by her arm, and led her to my own room, and took the silk and the handkerchief from the prisoner, and the officer has them now.</p>
<p>(The headborough produced the silk, which was deposed to.)</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I had nothing at all about me when she came up to me, I was going to pawn my apron to treat her.</p>
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<p>knowing the same to be counterfeit and forged, with intention to defraud Mess. Child, and Co.</p>
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<p>A third Count, for the uttering the said note, knowing the indorsement to be forged, with the like intention.</p>
<p>A fourth Count, for uttering the said note, with the same indorsement, knowing it to be forged, with intention to defraud
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<p>And a fifth Count, that he did utter and publish as true, the said counterfeit note, knowing it to be forged, with the like intention.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp opened the indictment, and Mr. Garrow the case.</p>
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<p>Mr. Schoen, Prisoner's Counsel. This transaction happened on the 8th of January, at about eight in the evening. Where did you happen to be when the person who first called on this business came? - In the compting-house.</p>
<p>How does that happen to be situated? - On the right hand passage.</p>
<p>Was you called out of this compting-house at this time? - No; it is the practice of the house, to shew any one that comes, in to me.</p>
<p>This person came then in to you? - He did.</p>
<p>How was he dressed? - He had on a drab-coloured coat, boots, and a round hat.</p>
<p>How many candles do you usually sit with in this compting-house? - I should imagine I had two; sometimes I have one, and sometimes I have two.</p>
<p>This transaction could not have taken up a long space of time? - It might take up five or ten minutes.</p>
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<p>Then, in course, the person, whoever he was, could not have been above seven or eight minutes in the room with you; and now, can you be sure from this transient view you had of this man, and by candlelight, you can swear to his person? - I could wish I had the least doubt of it.</p>
<p>It was not a long view? - No, it was not; but I must do it in point of conscience.</p>
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<p>I am one of the clerks in the house of Mess. Child and Co.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. On the 14th of September, or thereabouts, was any Plymouth bank correspondent with your house? - No.</p>
<p>Did the persons whose names appear on this promisory note, have any account at your house at the time that that note professes to bear date? - No.</p>
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<p>I live at Plymouth; I am a merchant there, and never heard of any such a house as Bromfield and Harvey, there; and if there had been any Plymouth bank of that firm, I must certainly have known it.</p>
<p>Mr. Schoen. You mean to say you never heard of that house; you do not mean to say that there was no such house? - If there was, from my situation, I must certainly have known it.</p>
<p>(The note read.)</p>
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<p>I know the prisoner, and he knows me very well; I have known him near on nineteen years; his name is
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<p>I am one of the officers of Bow-street: I assisted in the apprehension of the prisoner, on Saturday, the 19th of March, in company with Mr. Clarke, Macmanus, and Jealous; we went to a house in the City Road, Islington, No. 45; Jealous and I went up two pair of stairs, and there we saw the prisoner at the bar; Jealous and I looked at him; says I, Charles, seize his hands; he did, and I searched him; in his breeches-pocket, in his purse, I found these seven notes: (produced.) Five of Plymouth bank, two of Worcester, and one of Birmingham; I found a watch, which was delivered to him at Bow-street; but I took a key off from it, which was hanging to the chain of the watch; and that key opened two trunks which are here.</p>
<p>
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<p>I produce a trunk with its contents, as found at
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<p>
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<p>I live at No. 9, Warner-street, Clerkenwell.</p>
<p>This trunk was found at your house? - I cannot say; I never saw what goods they had.</p>
<p>Did you receive this paper? - A paper produced to the following purport, and afterwards read.</p>
<p>"New Prison, Clerkenwell,</p>
<p>"March 28th, 1790.</p>
<p>"I,
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<p>"Mr.
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<p>"to proceed to the house of Mr. Saunders,</p>
<p>"in Great Warner street, and serve</p>
<p>"him with this public notice, before two</p>
<p>"sufficient witnesses, that he must not</p>
<p>"part with any thing, or deliver to any</p>
<p>"person whatever, one article of the furniture</p>
<p>"on his second floor, formerly the</p>
<p>"property of Mr.
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<p>"receive sufficient authority from Mr.</p>
<p>"
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<p>"by Mr.
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<p>"Mr. Saunders act contrary to this public</p>
<p>"notice, he must take the consequence.</p>
<p>"
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179104130018"/>Did you, after you had received this, ever apply to the prisoner at the bar, whether or no he sent this paper? - I did not; I did not see him till I saw him at Bow-street.</p>
<p>Have you ever been in the prison with the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>What passed respecting this note? - Nothing.</p>
<p>When did you go to the prisoner? - Two days before I received this paper.</p>
<p>What passed? - He wanted me to put a padlock on the door of the two pair of stairs, which a gentlewoman had taken.</p>
<p>Was that gentleman with the prisoner? - No.</p>
<p>At the time you went into the prison, what passed between you and Mr. Kelsey? - Mr. Kelsey desired me to put a padlock on the door; and I told him I had the plainest objection in the world to the doing of that, as he had not taken the room, nor had I ever seen him in the house.</p>
<p>On what door did he want you to put the padlock? - The door of the room which the gentlewoman had taken.</p>
<p>Who was this gentlewoman? - She was a stranger to me.</p>
<p>Never enquired her name? - No.</p>
<p>Did you see her at Bow-street? - No.</p>
<p>Did you never see the prisoner after you had received this paper? - Never, only at Bow-street.</p>
<p>Did Mr. Clarke at any time come to your house? - He might, for what I know.</p>
<p>Did any body come to your house after you had seen the prisoner in prison? - Not afterwards.</p>
<p>Had you then before this, seen any thing taken away from his room? - They took away something in a coach, but I do not know what.</p>
<p>Look at the trunk that stands before you: did you never see that trunk? - No, never; I was not at home when they took it away.</p>
<p>At Bow-street, these papers were delivered to you; was any thing said about these papers; what passed about them? - I was asked if I had received these papers from Mr. Kelsey? I said I received these papers, and understood that they came from him, but I could not swear it.</p>
<p>Did the prisoner, or did he not, make any answer or observation on your saying it? - On my oath, I cannot recollect it.</p>
<p>What became of your papers? - On that, Mr. Clarke took them.</p>
<p>Were they read? - I believe they were.</p>
<p>In the presence of the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did the prisoner make any observations? - I cannot recollect he did.</p>
<p>What has become of the rest of the goods at your apartments? - The person who took the apartments, came and slept in the house; and since that, I believe she has disposed of the goods to some broker; and they were moved the last week.</p>
<p>You do not know where the lady lived? - No; she paid me, and removed the goods.</p>
<p>To Mr. Clarke. Was you there at the last time the witness was speaking? - I was.</p>
<p>Was this paper produced, we have been speaking of, at Bow-street? - It was, and
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<interp inst="t17910413-17-person249" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was sent for, and attended at Bow-street; on which, the prisoner was sent for, that the witness might see him before the magistrate, to know whether he was the person that had given her the paper; and she then said that he was the person; that she saw him in New Prison; and in consequence of receiving it, she went to New Prison, and saw Mr. Kelsey, and he desired a padlock might be put on the door, that none of the goods might be moved.</p>
<p>Was this notice read in the presence of the prisoner? - It was, but I do not know he said any thing.</p>
<p>Court to E. Saunders. When you was before the magistrate, at Bow-street, you was examined, and your examination taken in writing, and signed by you; now be careful what you are about. Did you at any time say when you was at Bow-street, that the prisoner at the bar had told you that the woman who had brought the goods, was an imprudent woman, and that he wished to take care of the goods for himself and
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<p>You said some woman left goods at your lodgings; did that observation apply to the woman that left the goods? - I should imagine it applied to her.</p>
<p>Was you talking about any body else, or to any body else? - No.</p>
<p>Mr. Schoen to Mr. Clarke. I think you said, that as to that note, when it was read in Bow-street, you did not recollect the prisoner said any thing about it? - Yes.</p>
<p>(The trunk opened by Townsend.)</p>
<p>Mr. Schoen to Mr. Clarke. That trunk was found in Warner-street, not at his lodgings? - In Warner-street, where his wife took us to the lodgings.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. Is that the box that was taken from the prisoner's apartments in Warner-street? - It is.</p>
<p>(Some copper-plates produced from the trunk.)</p>
<p>
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<p>I am an engraver.</p>
<p>Can you tell whether this print has been worked off that plate? (A plate and a print handed to him to examine.) - To the best of my judgment, it has.</p>
<p>Look at these five? (Five other prints shewn him.) - No, they are not.</p>
<p>
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<p>I live at No. 18, Hartford-street, May Fair; there is no such person of the name of Simmons lives there.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I would wish to say, I know nothing at all about the notes; it is not my name signed to it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Justice KENYON.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Knapp, Prisoner's Counsel. There were a great number of articles upon this wharf? - There were many, but I remember putting this in the cart.</p>
<p>ROBERT M'NABB sworn.</p>
<p>I drove the cart; and a woman called out, there is a man taking a load out of your cart; I examined, and found it was gone; it was marked I. L. to go to Cornhill; it was taken from me while I was delivering a parcel at No. 44, Watling-street; I knew it was thread after it was opened, but not before; I pursued the man.</p>
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<p>I stopped the the prisoner in Little St. Thomas Apostle; I found nothing upon him; I know nothing of the thread.</p>
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<p>The first I saw of it was, the prisoner had the bale on his shoulder, in Queen-street, Cheapside; then the carman came up, and said he had lost a bale; and a gentleman came up, and touched the carman on the shoulder, and said he is gone that way; I pursued him, and saw him throw the bale down, and run away; he was taken before I could get up to him; he
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<p>I am a constable of cordwainer's ward. I was at my house, and heard the cry of stop thief! and I went out, and this bale was given to me by Mr. Wyman, at 71, in Queen-street, Cheapside.</p>
<p>[He not being in court at the time, the Jury begged he might be sent for. Mr. Wyman sent for.]</p>
<p>(Produced and deposed to by Wilson, marked
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<p>I am porter to Mr. Wyman, callender, in Queen-street, Cheapside; this is the bale that was pitched at our door, and I took it in while the carman was pursuing the prisoner.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Where was it you first saw him? - At Cheapside.</p>
<p>I believe there is a turning between two streets in Bow-lane; of course, at that turning you must have lost sight of him? - I did.</p>
<p>Jury. How long? - Not a quarter of a minute.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Witnesses.</p>
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<p>I live in Bevis Marks, near the Portugueze synagogue; I have known him from his infancy; I really think him to be a very honest young fellow.</p>
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<p>I am a butcher. I have known him the last twelve months; he behaved extraordinary well while with me.</p>
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<p>He was also charged with the above murder on the coroner's inquisition.</p>
<p>(The case was opened by Mr. Garrow.)</p>
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<p>I live at the Horse and Groom in Hosier-lane.</p>
<p>How near to that did the prisoner live? - The door goes out of the yard of the Horse and Groom into their premises.</p>
<p>How long have you been acquainted with the prisoner? - I cannot say how long; four or five months.</p>
<p>Do you remember any thing particular happening on Thursday evening, the 17th of March? I went out into the yard between eight and ten in the evening, and
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<p>Did you say any thing either to the prisoner or her before you went away? - I did not.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys, Prisoner's Counsel. The prisoner has several journeymen to assist him in his business? - He has had several I believe; there was one at that time.</p>
<p>You did not judge it proper to go into the house on Thursday night? - I did not.</p>
<p>You did not judge it any thing uncommon to hear a quarrel between the prisoner and his wife? - I had heard them several times before.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. What had you heard? - Beating and disputing between them.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. You live at a publick-house near? - I do.</p>
<p>You do not know how that woman was as to her habits of drinking? - I do not know; she always behaved very civil whenever I saw her at our house.</p>
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<p>My brother keeps the Horse and Groom in Hosier-lane; I live with them there. On Thursday, the 17th of March,
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<p>How long might this continue? - I cannot positively say; I thought it was near half an hour; it ceased for some time in the course of the half hour, and then it began again.</p>
<p>Court. How long might there pass between the beating ceasing and its beginning again? - I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Was it a few minutes? - It is impossible to say.</p>
<p>Was any thing said between the beatings that you could distinguish? - I heard the word child mentioned once.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. These unfortunate people had a child? - Yes. At last her voice grew so faint I could not distinguish what she said; on the ceasing of the beating I saw the prisoner come down into the one pair of stairs room, and stand at the window with the candle in his hand; this was between nine and ten at night; and the upper room was left dark.</p>
<p>What more past? - I do not know, I declare, I was so frightened; I went down to the bar, and waited a bit, and looked out, and saw no light, and they were quiet, so I thought all was over. I never saw her past Thursday morning: I know nothing of Friday.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. In answer to what he said, you heard the woman say she deserved it? - I did.</p>
<p>ELIZABETH AXTELL sworn.</p>
<p>I live next door to the prisoner. On Thursday night, between nine and ten, I heard a noise, as though it was a person beating another with a stick; I stopped and listened a bit, and heard the sound as though it came from Mr. Pritchard's back window; I opened my window, and called out Mr. Pritchard several times, but nobody answered me; this was from my
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<p>You told us that you expressed yourself to the prisoner, that she was a dying; did she appear to be in that state at that time? - She appeared in that state; as though she was well nigh dead.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. You never went into the house on Thursday evening? - I did not.</p>
<p>Nor did you hear the answer that the wife made when he told her she deserved it? - I did not.</p>
<p>It was on his request you came into his house; the prisoner calling you? - It was on his calling me.</p>
<p>Perhaps, else you would not have gone in? - No.</p>
<p>The prisoner never went away from his house? - He did not.</p>
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<p>I am a lodger to Mrs. Axtell. On Friday evening I heard the prisoner swear very much at his wife, about eight o'clock, damning her eyes that she was drunk; I went into the house, I saw the deceased lying on the bottom of the stairs, on the ground, and her husband over her with a candle; and when I saw her I thought she was dead; I called Mr. Bush and the neighbours in, and I went away, and came back again in less than a quarter of an hour; Mr. Purcell, the surgeon, was there then; he was there at the time she spoke; when I came the second time she was carried up stairs, and on her bed, and the prisoner there too.</p>
<p>How soon after that did she die? - It did not exceed half an hour from that time.</p>
<p>At the time that the conversation passed between her and Mr. Purcell had any observations been made on the state of her bruises? - All her side was of one blackness, up to her arm pits, one of her fingers broke, the back of her hand bruised, a cut over her eye, on her head, and her eye black: Mr. Purcell asked her who made her in that manner? she said, her husband; he asked her who gave her that cut in her head? she said, her husband.</p>
<p>How near was the prisoner at the bar to the bed, at the time this conversation passed? - Standing over the bed with a candle, assisting the doctor while he bled her arm.</p>
<p>Could he hear the questions and answers? - He certainly did.</p>
<p>Did he make any answer or observations on it? - He went and sat down in a chair, and I cannot tell what he said.</p>
<p>Did you say any thing to him? - Yes; I told him, if he did not run away he would be hanged; he said, if he was, he would not run away.</p>
<p>Did you say any thing to him about the condition his wife was in? - I believe I did; but I cannot recollect it, I was in such a fright; he went out of the room, and I did not know what became of him, and I continued with the poor woman till she
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<p>Mr. Knowlys. The time you saw the prisoner assisting at the bed, he was holding a candle, seemingly assisting the surgeon as much as he could? - Yes; he was.</p>
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<p>I am a plane maker in Hosier-lane. I went into the prisoner's shop on the alarm being given on Friday evening, and I found the deceased lying on the ground, appearing to me to be dead; I thought she was dead: the prisoner was standing by her: I said, she is dead; I took her up under her armpits, and put her in my lap, and still I could not perceive any signs of life: I said to the husband, she certainly was dead, how came it? he said, she was not dead, but she was dead drunk; I looked at her again, and perceived her to breathe a little; I said to her husband, I perceive her to breathe a little, let us get her up stairs; accordingly I and the husband got her up stairs, and laid her on the bed, and then a doctor came up, and he examined her a bit; and I perceived some blood on her head, and a bruise on her arm.</p>
<p>Jury. Did the prisoner at the bar seem agitated at all? - He did not.</p>
<p>You knew Mrs. Pritchard, was she given pretty much to drinking? - I never saw her disguised in my life.</p>
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<p>I am a taylor, living in Smithfield, in the neighbourhood of Hosier-lane.</p>
<p>On the 18th of March had you an opportunity of hearing any thing that the prisoner said? - I had. After the poor woman was dead; about half after seven, or a quarter before eight, on Friday evening; I went down the lane, and went to his door, and said, if he was there, he should not go away; Pritchard was coming out of the door; I took hold of him pretty fast by the right hand, and said, Pritchard, how do you do? he said, very well; I then said, is your wife ill? he said, she was dead; by a grasp of the hand I turned him round, and a woman coming behind him said, that he had said, he was glad it was so; this was said in his hearing; he stopped her with his own speech, by taking her discourse up, that he hoped her to be happy, and that he was very glad it was so, and it would have been better for him and his child if it had been seven years ago; he then stopped, and made a pause, and with a different tone of voice said, as for my own life I do not value for a farthing; I kept hold of his hand, and three or four more came in, and he was secured.</p>
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<p>I am a surgeon and apothecary: I am an assistant to Mr. Thistle on Snow-hill. On Friday evening, the 18th of March, I was called upon to assist this poor woman; I saw her lying on the bed in a languid state, apparently dying: when I first went into the room, and seeing her in that situation, I administered something to her, and she seemed to come to herself very much; on which I thought bleeding might be of some service to her; I turned up her gown, and perceived a little blood on the shift sleeve; on that I turned to the prisoner, and asked him what was the cause of that? he said, in a whisper, that she had her courses on her a day or two before; the words he used was, that she had got her months; I ordered all the men in the room out, and had her stripped, and found all her side and her arm very much contused and black, and lifting up her petticoats I perceived her thigh to be in the same situation, very black, and also her arm, and all round entirely from her breast round to her back all the way the same; I did not observe the condition her belly was in till the next day; one of the women said, she had received a wound on her head, that led me to take off her head clothes and examine, on which I observed a contuse wound on the side of the head, the back part: I will not take upon me to say whether it was done by a blow with a blunt instrument, or by a fall.</p>
<p>Jury. How long did you suppose that
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<p>I observed the scull; the scull laid perfectly bare about a quarter of an inch, the inner membrane that covers it being divided.</p>
<p>You put some questions to the woman? - I did.</p>
<p>At the time you put these questions was the prisoner at the bar in a condition to hear? - He was, certainly.</p>
<p>At the time you put these questions did it appear to you the woman was in a dying state? - Certainly.</p>
<p>Did she appear to be sensible at the time? - As much as a dying person possibly could be so; I saw no symptoms of derangement.</p>
<p>What did she say? - I knelt down by her bed side, and said, in the name of God, my good woman, if it is possible for you to speak, tell me who it was that bruised you in this manner? she said, my husband; I asked her again, who gave her the wound on the head? she said, my husband: on that the prisoner at the bar got off from the bed, and went towards the fire, and sat down, and said, he wished she had been dead seven years ago; I gave her some more stuff, and each time I gave her the stuff the husband procured me the water; I shortly after went, and when I was going I said, my good man, do not be under any apprehension, she will do very well; I told him so because I was afraid, after the confession of the woman, that he would make off; but I told the women she would not live above ten minutes. The next day on taking off the cap of the brain I found a small quantity of extravasated blood lodged in the brain; externally there was a very slight fracture; internally there was no fracture, but a rupture of one of the blood vessels by a fall, and this rupture was just immediately under the part where the membrane had been divided; I also then observed that the bottom of her belly was very black, by a lodgement of blood; the middle finger of her hand likewise broke, and her hand very much bruised.</p>
<p>I would ask you, though that cannot be necessary, could all this complication of bruises be occasioned by a fall? - No; certainly not.</p>
<p>Mr. Purcell, by your judgment what occasioned the death of this woman? - I believe the blow on the head.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. From the appearance you was not capable of saying whether that fracture on the head arose from a blow or a fall? - I could not, only as she told me.</p>
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<p>I am a surgeon, in King-street, Snow-hill.</p>
<p>Did you examine the body of the deceased after her death? - I did; and I found a wound on her head, and under the wound was a fracture in the bone of the scull, and very much contused; after I had raised the scull I found the membranes quite broke, and I saw some extravasated blood, which proceeded from a rupture of some of the vessels; I desired the gentleman to open the body and on the side there was many bruises and much extravasated blood.</p>
<p>What occasioned the death of this woman? - No doubt from the external violence of these bruises, the situation of her body, without the fracture on her scull, must have so affected the internal parts, particularly the thigh and groin, that I should judge she could not survive; but more particularly by the fracture on the scull.</p>
<p>
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<p>I was present at Mr. Pritchard's when Mr. Purcell asked her who abused her so? she said, her husband; he then asked her how she came by the wound on the head, and who gave it her? she said again, my husband.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>She was in liquor, and she tumbled down the stairs, which was the cause of her bruises, both of her hand and head; and I fetched her up again at twelve o'clock at night.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Lord Chief Justice KENYON.</p>
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<p>Was he running when you saw him? - He was; I took hold of the boy and the bundle both; I gave it to Mrs. Booth.</p>
<p>Court to Mrs. Booth. Did you receive that bundle of Trotter? - I did.</p>
<p>(The bundle produced and deposed to.)</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I saw some men running past that way, and I ran, and two or three took hold of me by my hands and legs, and chucked me into a great pond of water, and asked me if I knew any thing about it; I told them no.</p>
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<p>I am wife to the last witness, I do not know the day of the month, it was five weeks last Saturday, as near as I can tell; I locked the door when I went out at seven, and left nobody in the house, I had fastened my own room; we have the whole house, but keep but one room, and let out the rest, we keep the kitchen only, the other part of the house is let to different lodgers; my own room was locked, the rest of the house was open, I took the key of my room with me, the outer door is left open; I returned in about fifteen minutes, the door was forced open, the ward of the lock gave way, and was burst open; when I got in I missed a pair of sheets; three linen shirts, and a pair of corderoy breeches, which was not missed till found upon her; they were in the room; I went immediately to Mr.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179104130026"/>Wincey's in the Minories, he is a pawnbroker, there I found the shirts, the breeches, and in Whitechapel I found the sheets; the shop belongs to Mr. Wincey. (Produced and deposed to by the prosecutrix.) The sheets are stained with green paint.</p>
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<p>I am servant of Mr. Wincey in Whitechapel, I believe these sheets to be the same the prisoner brought to our shop the 12th of March, they were stained with green paint, I do not know that I ever saw her before, but I am quite certain she is the woman.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker, the prisoner at the bar offered to pawn with me a shirt and pair of breeches about eight o'clock, and I stopped her, and charged the constable with her.</p>
<p>The CONSTABLE sworn.</p>
<p>I was sent for to Mr. Wincey to take charge of the prisoner, and received three shirts and a pair of breeches; she only produced at first one shirt and a pair of breeches, the other two she had in her apron.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>Sir, I was at work at a cheesemonger's in Whitechapel, I go out charing and washing at Mr. Price's, and a woman gave me the things; the woman run away from her house, and I know not where to find her.</p>
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<p>Mr. Knowlys, Prisoner's Counsel. Have you any partners? - No.</p>
<p>- WEST sworn.</p>
<p>I was standing in Cable-street on the 14th of March, and I stopped the prisoner with these two glasses, he was running, and the people after him, crying stop thief; it was about three hundred yards from Mr. Warff's house.</p>
<p>(The glasses produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I am a watchman: the last gentleman came to my box, and told me that he suspected these three as thieves; they ran up a court, and two went in a house, and I found one of them up in a cock-loft, the prisoner at the bar; afterwards we found the lead in Bulstrode-street; it was picked up by another watchman.</p>
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<p>I went to this watchman's assistance, and found the prisoner in the cock-loft.</p>
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<p>I found the lead, No. 16, Bulstrode-street, near Welbeck-street, laying against the door, by the rails.</p>
<p>(The lead produced.)</p>
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<p>As I was going by No. 41, Welbeck-street, I found two sheets of lead lying under the door-way.</p>
<p>(The lead produced.)</p>
<p>Court to Brown. Have you fitted these pieces of lead to the building? - I have, and they fitted exactly; they were taken from a lead flat that covers the kitchen, fixed with wall-hooks to the wall.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was coming home from Watford, where I had been to see an aunt; in this street I met these two men with bundles on their heads, and they chucked them down, and this gentleman came up to me, and said if I offered to run away he would shoot me; so I ran into this house for fear he should.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Counsel. Was you drunk or sober? - Perfectly sober.</p>
<p>Did you leave your watch there as a place of safety? - I had left it there fifty times before; it is a private room.</p>
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<p>(The Counsel for this was reprimanded by the Court.)</p>
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<p>I am a constable, and Mr. Miller gave me charge of the prisoner on Sunday the 27th of February: at first the prisoner denied knowing any thing about the watch, but I told him he had better confess; and I found the duplicate on the floor, in his master's room; the prisoner was in that room at the time: I went to the pawnbroker, and ordered him to bring the watch to the justice.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Counsel. You found it in the room, not on the prisoner? - In the room.</p>
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<p>I live with Mr. Mullein, pawnbroker. On the 26th of February the prisoner pledged a metal watch for one guinea; I did not know him before, but I am sure he is the person; he pledged it in his own name, and said it was his own, and that he lived at No. 25, Chancery-lane; it had no chain nor seals.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Counsel. You had never seen the prisoner before? - No.</p>
<p>How long might he have been in your shop? - About ten minutes: I am sure he is the same boy.</p>
<p>PRISONER's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>A man asked me to pawn the watch, and keep the duplicate; I never saw him before nor since.</p>
<p>(The watch produced, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>(The constable gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>I slept in the same bed with the prosecutor and prisoner: at six o'clock in the morning he said to me, Bill, if you will get up, I will go and work a hard day's work: at day-light I missed my own shoes.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoner, on the 18th of February, at the corner of Sharp's-alley, at Cow-cross, near eleven o'clock; he was standing at the corner, and said there were some women that had taken some money from him: I asked him if he did not know
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p> </div1>
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<p>Did he ever return to his lodgings again? - No: I went to Phoenix-alley, where he had told me he had lodged for four years, and I saw him go by just at the end of the alley, with the sheets in his hand, just at seven o'clock in the morning; I seized him, and he was taken down to Sir Sampson's.</p>
<p>(The sheets produced, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>What trade is he? - He told me he was a painter.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Lord KENYON.</p> </div1>
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<p>170.
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<p>Did you make any resistance? - I could not, there was such a number of them about me, and they kept up my hands; I felt them pull it out of my pocket.</p>
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<p>I am one of Sir Sampson Wright's patroles: on the 1st of March we were walking before the charity children of the Welsh society, in the Strand, just before three o'clock; I saw a gentleman hustled; I ran up, and saw the prisoner pull the watch out of the gentleman's pocket, and apprehended him immediately; I laid hold of his arm, and he had it in his hand; he let the watch drop; I stooped to take the watch; in doing which he sprung out of my hand; I then cried out, stop thief! and followed him, and retook him before he was out of my sight.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was going along the Strand at this time, and these two men came up and laid hold of me, and said I had taken the gentleman's watch.</p>
<p>(The watch produced, and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Was any body in company with the man at the time? - I did not see any body.</p>
<p>Did you keep your eyes on him till your son apprehended him? - He turned round the corner, at the bottom of the alley, which is about five doors, but my son brought him back in two or three minutes.</p>
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<p>I am son of
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<interp inst="t17910413-28-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 16th of February, as I was cleaning the windows, I heard the window break, and saw the prisoner turning down Cranbourn-passage; I ran after him and caught him; it was about twenty yards from my father's house; I seized him by the collar, and turned him round about a yard, and saw George Williams coming in pursuit.</p>
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<p>Coming along on the 16th of February, between five and six in the evening, I saw the prisoner looking at Mr. Innocent's shop; when I had gone about two or three yards, I heard the glass break, and an alarm was given, stop thief! directly; he immediately ran round Castle-street; I pursued the prisoner, and Mr. Innocent's son got hold first, and I helped him next, and laid hold of his right side; coming up the corner of Cranbourn-street, he dropped this fish-skin case.</p>
<p>(The case produced, and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>On the 16th of February last I came to shut up Mr. Innocent's shop; I brought out three shutters, and was going back for three more, and heard a pane of glass break, on which I turned again, and saw the prisoner run, and my young master after him; I immediately cried stop thief! and I ran after, and saw this case drop from the prisoner's right-hand.</p>
<p>A Witness sworn. I was helping shut up my master's shop, between five and six in the evening; I ran to the door upon a cry of stop thief! and staid for about two or three minutes, and saw the prisoner drop the case from the side next him.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner Driscall.</p>
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<p>I know nothing of the prisoner Cawsey: I came to speak of Driscall. Between five and six o'clock, on the 16th of February, after the prisoner Cawsey was gone from the door, I saw Driscall about the door where the case was dropped, and he was sweeping about there at the time; I did not see him take up any thing.</p>
<p>How long was this after the cry of stop thief? - Directly; I did not hear the window break.</p>
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