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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179202150001"/>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 15th of FEBRUARY, 1792, and the following Days;
<p>Being the THIRD SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honourable
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<p>Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor); And Sold by J. DALBY, No. 22, Fetter-lane, opposite Rolls-buildings; Also by J. WALMSLAY, No. 35, Chancery Lane; and S. BLADON, No. 13, Pater-noster Row.</p>
<p>N. B. Letters and Messages for Mr. Hodgson, left at No. 22, Fetter-Lane, will be instantly forwarded to him.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179202150002"/>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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<interp inst="f17920215-1-person2" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , LORD MAYOR of the City of London; the Honourable Sir W. H. ASHURST and Sir
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<interp inst="f17920215-1-person4" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Serjeant at Law, Recorder of the said City; and others his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and County of Middlesex.</p>
<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 am shopman to
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179202150003"/>and no one else. This woman came into the shop, and asked for half a yard of linen cloth, which is here, and paid for it. After she asked to look at some printed cottons for gowns; I shewed her a vast number. She then asked to look at several other articles, and made as if she meant to purchase them, but with no intent to pay for them. She agreed for them, and had them cut off from the pieces. The last thing of all she looked at was some check for aprons, and I shewed her at least twenty pieces; and I was looking for a measure, she run immediately quite out of the shop. I jumped over the counter, and went after her, not thinking she had got any thing; she had got near one hundred yards, and fell down; I got up to her, and on taking her up, she said she had lost it; I asked her what she had lost, and from under her I took this piece of cotton. She fell down in putting her foot on the pavement; she slipped, and on taking her up, this lay under her. It was one of the pieces of the cotton I had cut off for her; all the other things were left behind excepting this that she had agreed for; she did not produce any money except 6 d. for the first half-yard, and that was before I shewed her the cotton. The cotton is
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<p>I am a constable. I produce the property; the witness marked it when he put it into my hands with Somerset; it is the same I received, and have kept it ever since.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I don't know the property.</p>
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<p>Last Wednesday evening we left Crutched-friars,
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<p>Me and Mrs. Barnet left Crutched-friars at half past eleven o'clock; my daughter-in-law and my nephew went before; when we came to Old Gravel-lane, three men came behind us, Mrs. Barnet said, she was afraid. I was very much alarmed, and cannot swear to the prisoners. He pushed his face towards Mrs. Barnet, and instantly snatched off her tete, cap and hat; I picked up the wig and the cap. They did not ask for money, nor speak a bad word.</p>
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<p>I am a headborough of St. Paul's, Shadwell. On Wednesday night a watchman came to the watch-house, and said, Mrs. Barnet, the
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<p>Mrs. Barnet. I saw the prisoners on Monday. The Saturday previous I went to the Virginia Planter; as the men came by the window from the watch-house, I said, Lord God, there are the men! I said they were the men immediately; I am sure they are the men.</p>
<p>Prisoner Vinney. I was in the house at the time drinking, and so was Forrester.</p>
<p>Forrester. It is not so; if he had been in the house, I should have turned him out.</p>
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<p>I am an officer at Shadwell-office. He corroborated Forrester's testimony, and also the circumstance of Mrs. Barnet's saying, Lord God! there are the men that robbed me!</p>
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<p>Forrester. They are both well acquainted; I have known Dowdell some time.</p>
<p>Jury. Vinney being in company, we presume to be alike guilty?</p>
<p>Court. Certainly so.</p>
<p>Jury to Barnet. Are you positive to Vinney's person? - I am.</p>
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<p>(Both aged 19.)</p>
<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. JUSTICE GROSE.</p>
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<p>I was on the water on the evening of the 4th of February, about half past eight or nine; I saw some boats coming up; I said to my people, shoot up to these boats, they seem to come up very heavy; as soon as they saw me, young Mr. Neal took off a slip-rope, and the cable went down; the other boat did the same; Whitmore and Pendall were in the last boat; after they had so done, they rowed round and round, and Glassby and Neal went ashore at King's-stairs; the other two went away; Glassby and Neal were in one boat, and Pendall and Whitmore in the other; the cable is thirty fathom long; they were about the length of the Old-Bailey from the ship when I saw them; I went ashore with Neal and Glassby, and took their boat and graplings; we used their graplings, and recovered this said cable; I took it to my house; I went and found out the Nelly on Sunday morning; Maxwell and Young were in the boat with me; it was a moon-light night; I know all the people; Whitmore sailed in a vessel of mine; I have no doubt about them.</p>
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<p>I am a waterman; I can only say as Mr. Climber has said.</p>
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<p>I was in the boat with Mr. Climber; I saw Neal let go a slip-rope, and they went up the river.</p>
<p>(This evidence the same as the last.)</p>
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<p>On Saturday night, the 4th of February, I was in company with the three prisoners, and we all agreed to go down the river, to see what we could get: we rowed to the ship Nelly's bows; we cut the cable with a knife; we then under-run it as close as we could to the anchor, and then we cut it, and made it fast to a boat's stern, and carried it forward to her head, then back to her stern; then we towed it away; I hired the boat; Glassby was with me in the boat; in the other boat were Whitmore and Pendall; they towed us up, and we gave what help we could: on seeing Mr. Climber, we let it go; I let go the slip-rope; then we rowed up a little way, and down again; then Mr. Climber rowed up to us, and told us he would seize the boat; he told us to get out of the boat; we did so, and I went home.</p>
<p>(The ends of the cable produced, and deposed to by Palmer.)</p>
<p>Prisoner Glassby. Neal hired me to go a dredging, for a groat in the shilling.</p>
<p>Whitmore and Pendall both said that they did not go to do any robbery.</p>
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<p>I am on a visit at Mr. Dennis's; I missed the articles in the indictment from Dennis's parlour; they were there between five and six; it is a silver watch; they laid on the table; I saw the things on Tuesday following, in the constable's hands.</p>
<p>- DENNIS sworn.</p>
<p>I am clerk to my brother; I missed my great-coat on the 20th; I saw it about three o'clock; on the following Tuesday I saw it at the Mansion-house.</p>
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<p>I am an apprentice to a mathematical-instrument-maker; I stood at the door.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I was out about the 20th of January last, in Old-street; I heard the cry of stop thief! I saw the prisoner Alford run, and he fell down; I took him into custody, and brought him to the public-house; this was a mile and a half from where the robbery was committed; we did not search him then; Alford wished to be admitted King's evidence; he said, if he was admitted evidence, he would tell me all he knew; he delivered me this watch (produced); I found also a knife, and two pocket-pieces; Metcalfe was then also in custody.</p>
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<p>I am an officer; I took hold of Metcalfe; my reason for stopping him was because I knew him before; I ran after him; he fell down, and I picked him up; I had hold of one arm, and my brother officer had hold of the other; we took him to the watch-house, and there he delivered up a watch.</p>
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<p>I was an accomplice; I was to meet these two at the Red-lion, Moorfields; I went; and we went out in the afternoon, on purpose to do some robbery; we went into
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<interp inst="t17920215-4-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and he went to the corner of Trinity-lane; it is near the house; Alfred stood there, to look out, and I stood facing the house; and he put the coat on his back, and the hat on his other hat; then Metcalfe went up again into the house, and brought down a single hat; he went up a third time, and brought down a pair of silver table-spoons; I did not know any thing of the watch; he gave them all to
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<p>I produce a great-coat I took off from Alford on the 21st, the day after the robbery.</p>
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<p>I come for Metcalfe: I am a married woman; my husband is a carpenter; I have known him from a baby; he always behaved sober and honest.</p>
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<p>I am a broker; I live within three or four doors of Mr. Wright; on the evening Mr. Wright mentioned, the man passed my door, and I saw him pass on till he had nearly passed Mr. Wright's door; he then returned, and I missed him; presently I saw him come out of Mr. Wright's shop, with something in his hand; he wrapt it in his apron; I went after him, and took him by the back part of his coat, and hauled him into Mr. Wright's shop, where Mr. Wright's brother was, and a tea-chest fell out of his apron, I think the same as now produced, but I did not mark it; Mr.
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<p>I saw this drop from the prisoner; I marked it J. W. with ink.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I never had it in my hand; I was in liquor, and going by the table, and two or three fell down off the table.</p>
<p>Wilkinson. I am sure it fell from his apron.</p>
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<p>Jury. Were there any more on the ground? - No, there were not.</p>
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<p>Did you know their persons? - I did two out of the three; it was star-light; I had never seen them before; there were lamps opposite, not on the same side of the way; I was a good deal alarmed; I saw one the next morning, and I swore to him at the office; I was sent for to go there; I knew him directly; it is the furthest off, Wiltshire.</p>
<p>Are you sure you was so much mistress of yourself as to observe him? - I was; he did not take the bundle; he stood with the pistol at my right-hand, opposite; he put the mouth of the pistol to my cheek, it touched it.</p>
<p>You was very much alarmed? - I was.</p>
<p>Did you see the face of the other? - I did; it was Gillthorpe, I am sure; he took the bundle; he was close to me.</p>
<p>How long did this last? - Not above ten minutes; I begged for them not to take my bundle; they swore they would have it; I don't know justly who it was: after they had taken my bundle, I went into the Rose and Crown, at the bottom of the road, and gave an alarm that I had been robbed, and described the men; when somebody went to the office, and gave the information immediately, and I went to the office the next morning; they were dressed the same as on the night before; I had never seen them before that night; they took nothing more than the bundle, and the cloaks; they did not offer to search my pockets.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow, Counsel for Wiltshire. You have told us very fairly that you had never seen the people before; and that you was, as every body in your circumstances must have been, very much alarmed? - I was.</p>
<p>Before you went to the office, you had been apprised that the officers had taken somebody that was suspected? - I was.</p>
<p>Gillthorpe's Counsel. When was it you saw Gillthorpe after the robbery? - A fortnight and a day.</p>
<p>You said you had never seen the prisoners before; Gillthorpe was not taken up by your description, I believe? - I don't know that.</p>
<p>You saw him in custody, but not taken up by your description? - I cannot say that.</p>
<p>It was a very dark night, I believe? - Not very dark.</p>
<p>There was no moon? - It was star-light, and there was a lamp opposite; I am very sure they are the men.</p>
<p>You was very much frightened, you have said? - I was not frightened before the pistol came; but, by being stopped twice, I had an opportunity of looking at them more.</p>
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<p>I am an officer at the public-office, East-Smithfield: the night of this robbery I went to an iron-shop, in Back-lane, between eight and nine, and apprehended the prisoner Wiltshire; he then had a blue jacket on; I searched him; there was a horse-pistol found inside his jacket, loaded with shot; I found a duplicate of two cloaks, at the shop of Mr. Windsor, in the Minories, pledged the same night; and in his waistcoat-pocket some shot, a flint, and a head of a pipe; I secured them in the watch-house that night; I have the duplicate; Bare has got the pistol.</p>
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<p>I am a servant to Mr.
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<p>I am headborough; I, in company with Whiteway, apprehended Gillthorpe: I found two pair of mittens in the possession of one Hart, who is here.</p>
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<p>I live in St. Catharine's; I deal in watches and things, and mend watches; I have lived there these thirty years; I have five children: a man came to me, he is the prisoner Gillthorpe, and brought me on Friday three weeks last, in the morning, and called me by name, Mr. Hart, I have found something, I have picked it up on Tower-hill, some mittens; he asked me eighteen-pence for them; I offered him a shilling, and a quartern of gin; I sold the gloves in Petticoat-lane, to one Levy; I am sure the mits and handkerchief are the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t17920215-6-person134" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . This robbery was committed on the 26th, on a Friday, three weeks ago last Friday. (A pistol produced.) This is the kind of pistol. (Deposed to the mits.) I know them by my work, and a needle left in one of them.</p>
<p>(Deposes to the silk cloak by the lace, and having made it herself.)</p>
<p>(The prisoner Wiltshire called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
<p>(Prisoner Gillthorpe called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
<p>Court to Mrs. Rattray. How were the prisoners dressed? - In a blue jacket Wiltshire was, and the other as he is now.</p>
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<p>Mr. Sheriff Anderson ordered the pistol of Wiltshire to be delivered to him, to prevent its falling into improper hands; which the runner,
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<p>(Mr. Garrow opened the case.)</p>
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<p>I am a watchman: I saw two men near Messrs. Bakers; I was on the South side of St. Paul's Church-yard; I went round my beat; I saw nobody; I put my light under the table of a Mrs.
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<p>I am a watchman, in St. Paul's Churchyard: I heard a rattle; I saw Lewis coming out of Messrs. Bakers' window; before I could get across the way, he was running towards me; I made a blow at him, and tried to hit him across the shoulder; I found his hat under Messrs. Bakers' window; I went into the watch-house; I said, friend, is this your hat? he said he believed it would fit his head.</p>
<p>Jury. Did he say it was his own? - No.</p>
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<p>I am a porter at the water-side; I had carried a load to Newgate-market, and was returning to bring another; I stopped Lewis.</p>
<p>Prisoner Lewis. That evidence before the Lord-Mayor could not then swear to me. - I did.</p>
<p>- HARRINGTON sworn.</p>
<p>I am a patrol: I found twelve pieces of lace on Lewis; and an iron crow was found very near him.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman; I was in the watch-house; I took a piece of lace out of Lewis's pocket.</p>
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<p>I was constable of the night on the night this robbery was committed; I produce what was taken from Lewis; there was nothing found on Pearce.</p>
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<p>I am in partnership with my brother; I was alarmed between five and six in the morning; I jumped up, and ran into my brother's room, and said to him, I fear the house is broke open; I went down into the warehouse, and found a bag packed up; the contents was lace, and worth, perhaps, 100 l. there was also in the warehouse a dark lanthorn, and a crow; my windows have folding shutters; the hinges were broke, or wrenched off, and they got into the warehouse by those means. (The lace produced.) The prisoners were both in custody. The lace is our property.</p>
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<p>These goods are the property of me and my brother.</p>
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<p>I am a coachman; I came to the stand in St. Paul's Church-yard about a quarter before five in the morning; there was another coach waiting, opposite Dean's-court; I turned into the rank, first coach; I saw three or four people by the coach, near the horses heads; one had a sailor's jacket; there was a signal given, that Gaby would not stand (if they call me Gaby, it is a nickname); I jumped off the box; I gave the watchman alarm to mind my coach; I was going to breakfast; two or three minutes after, coach was called; the saloop-woman told me I was called; I drew my horses down to the curb-stone; Mr. Pearce was ready to get into my coach; then he said, coachman, you must drive me to Holborn-bars; then I was putting on my box-coat, and he said, coachman, don't go any further than Hatton-garden end; when we came near Shoe-lane, he stopped me; and when he got out, he said, coachman, I am going for a midwife; he gave me two shillings; I had a strong suspicion of him; I returned to St. Paul's, and saw the coach described before, standing as first coach; but it drove off immediately, and I turned in first coach again, and somebody said, Gaby was come back again; and then somebody said, we shall all be done; then Bob Pearce came from Mr. Baker's window; I desired Tully to lay hold of Pearce, and I gave charge of Pearce; I went and got some coffee; when I went to the watch-house, Pearce owned me; he said, here is my coachman; then, says I, I will charge you, because
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<p>I am a saloop-woman; I sit at Mr. Carr's, the corner of St. Paul's Church-yard; I have known the prisoner Pearce three years; I saw a gentleman like Mr. Pearce stand, with his back towards me, on the pavement; the watchman put his lantern under the table; that was before I saw Pearce; I stood about two yards from him; he did not speak to any body, but went across the way, round the corner; there were two coaches in the yard; one was at a distance, the other was first coach, and was Morris's; then somebody called, coach! and I called Mr. Morris; the person who got in I did not see; I believe the man got in on the coach-stand: Mr. Baker's house is about twelve yards from my stand: I saw the man run; I saw another man cross the way to Newbery's; while the gentleman was standing by me, he made a cough, or hem! and the other went to him; then one came back; I believe the person who went hem! was the prisoner Lewis, that came out of Mr. Baker's window, but I cannot swear to him; I believe that Pearce was the man who stood by me, I think so by his clothes.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. Did you never say that Pearce was the man who stood by you? - I never could say so positively, only by his clothes: I did not see any two people walking together: in the watch-house he asked me if I saw him walking; I said, yes, Mr. Pearce, I saw you just now cross the way, and stand before the stall; I had no doubt but he was the man who stood before my stall.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. It was a very dark morning, and the lamps almost out? - Yes, Sir.</p>
<p>Did he come up Ludgate-hill? - Yes, Sir.</p>
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<p>I am an optician's glass-grinder: on the morning of this robbery my wife was in labour; I was in St. Paul's Church-yard, an' please your Highness, I was near Mr. Baker's shop; I saw Pearce, he had a hat on with what they call the knucklers cock; I saw them go over to the church-rails; I went down Ludgate-hill, and came back again; then I saw Pearce and another man standing by Newbery's; one of them spoke, I don't know which; I went between them, and walked on as far as Mr. Thompson's, in London-house yard; I went to the Goose and Gridiron, and came back again; I walked about the place some time, and on turning round I saw the prisoner Pearce, and a man in a blue jacket, standing; then I saw Freeman, the patrol, and I told the watchman I had some suspicions; about ten minutes after, I went down Ludgate-hill, and at the corner of Ave-Maria-lane I saw Pearce coming down, and he went over to Creed-lane, and there was a man in a blue jacket; I told the watchman there was one of the men who had been lurking about for some time; then they laid hold of Pearce, and as soon as they laid hold of him I heard a rattle; I ran towards the Tobit's-dog, and saw Lewis run over the way; I am positive as to Pearce; I had never seen him before; the lamps gave a very good light, the night itself was dark; I did not speak to Pearce, or Pearce to me; the first time I saw him might be five-and-thirty minutes after four in the morning.</p>
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<p>I was working from Paul's-wharf to Newgate-market; I am a porter.</p>
<p>(This witness was desired to look at the bar, and Owen and another were ordered to stand up; but the witness declined swearing to either of the prisoners.)</p>
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<p>I am a watchman: upon the 20th of January I saw Pearce and Lewis about a quarter past five; I saw Pearce opposite to Mr. Wilson's, near the railing; I took notice of Pearce; Freeman and Weir came up together to me in London-house-yard; up came Pearce again; I knew him again; we went
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<p>I was with Menzie; we took Pearce; I went with Davis down towards Ave-Maria-lane; I saw Pearce cross the street; I secured him, and took him to the watch-house; an alarm was given, and the other prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>DANIEL BEER sworn.</p>
<p>I am a watchman: I was with Freeman; I saw Pearce, and another man close by, in a blue jacket; they were in the Tobit's-dog corner; I am sure he is the man; I saw him a quarter of an hour before Lewis was taken.</p>
<p>- FREEMAN sworn.</p>
<p>I do not know either of the prisoners.</p>
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<p>My house was shut up at the time the alarm was given of Messrs. Baker's robbery.</p>
<p>Prisoner Lewis. I do not know any thing of it.</p>
<p>My Lord, I had been drinking in Newgate-market, and about two o'clock I came with a woman to St. Paul's; she said she would go with me if I would call a coach; I called a coach, and went to Holborn, and from thence to Gough-square; the woman did not go with me, so I thought it was as well to go to somebody that I knew; when I got to Gough-square, I could not get in; therefore I walked back to Creed-lane, No. 2, a place well known: before the aldermen none of the watchmen could swear to me, or even say they knew me.</p>
<p>(The Jury withdrew about ten minutes.)</p>
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<p>I am workwoman to Mr. Slidstone: there were two men together; one came into the shop on the 1st of February, about eleven o'clock, and took the carpet on his shoulder; I ran after him; the man who was on the outside is the prisoner; he took it of the other; they walked down the street; he was taken within five doors; the prisoner had the carpet on his shoulder when he was taken; I am sure the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<p>I was coming along Long-acre, about eleven o'clock, on the 1st of February; I saw the prisoner running; he fell just as he came up to me; I heard Mrs. Harvey call out stop thief! I took him by the collar, and took him back to Slidstone's shop; and from thence he was taken before Sir Sampson Wright.</p>
<p>I was going on an errand for my master to St. Martin's-lane, and a man tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to carry this carpet to St. Martin's-lane, and said he would give me a shilling; and when this gentlewoman cried stop thief! the man run away; I was not near the house.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called six witnesses, who gave him a very good character.)</p>
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<p>February the 2d, about half past twelve in the day, I called at Mrs. Branch's; Mrs. Branch shewed me three bundles of hairs which were offered to her for sale, and that a woman had brought in the morning; I asked her why she did not detain her, as she asked 1 s. 6 d. for goods worth 3 s. 9 d. the boy servant of Mrs. Branch watched the woman out, and saw her join another woman; Jackson worked for me a year and half; I was led to suspect the prisoner from the hairs being tied with lay-cord, which is used in tying up mops; I applied at Bow-street, but could not obtain a warrant, as I had not missed any thing; my foreman went to the house the woman was watched to;
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<interp inst="t17920215-9-person176" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and me went up into Jackson's room, and in the corner of the room I found several materials relating to our business, such as hairs, brush-tops, and boards, &c. I returned home, and called the prisoner into my room; Jackson was asked if he had any materials relating to the brush manufactory in his lodging-room; he said he had not; I asked him if he he had any hairs, perhaps 14 lb. or 28 lb. he said no, he might have about half-a-pound; I said, will you permit me to go to your apartments? he objected; I observed, if he had nothing in his room but what was his own, he could have no reasonable objection; Langdale, myself, and Jackson, then went to his lodgings; when he came there, he said to
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<p>Prisoner. Whether Mr. Morley can swear to the hairs? - No.</p>
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<p>I am foreman to Mr. Morley: I went to the prisoner's room with James Willson and Mrs. Branch's apprentice, it was between ten and eleven o'clock; Mrs. Turnbull told me that Mrs. Garnes had sent Mrs. Hurst with some of her husband's bristles to Mrs. Branch to sell; I advised Mr. Morley to go home to the prisoner; I saw in his room several things belonging to Morley; I saw the box opened; the first thing I took out was two trumpet hearth stocks; I told the prisoner they were his master's property; (produces one;) this is my master's property; I know them by the make, and the wood; other tradesmen have the like goods, the same pattern. (Produces several small bundles of hogs bristles.) When I took them in my hand, I knew them to be Morley's, by their being damaged; and being so damaged, they cannot be manufactured by themselves; on feeling them, they have a clammy, greasy feel; I swear they are Morley's.</p>
<p>Jury. Point the mark out that you can swear to these bristles by. - They are nearly effaced, from frequent handling. (Produces a parcel of brush boards.) These brush boards are Morley's; the trade have not had any timber of this sort for many months; it is called whole-ends; Primmer, who is in Court, can further identify them. (Produces some broom-stocks.) These were made by Carr, of Tunbridge; these are not manufactured by Morley; therefore have not his mark: I do not swear to the wire-board.</p>
<p>Morley. When Jackson was going to be conveyed from his lodgings, Langdale and Jackson being on the stairs, he begged he might return, and speak to me; they returned, and Jackson declared the property to be mine; he was not stimulated by any promise of favour, or by any threat; he said he would give it up to me, if I would not expose him to the trade.</p>
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<p>On the evening of the 2d of February, my master requested me to call Jackson;
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<p>This wire-board I made (produces a wire-board and an eight-over horse-brush); I have reason to believe it is my make.</p>
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<p>I know my own work; these brush-boards are my work; I cannot say how long these have been made; I have worked for a man on Snow-hill three days only.</p>
<p>My Lord, so far as this I know, this is not my master's property; I have worked for myself seven years, and bought hair and other articles in the brush line; it is impossible for any person to swear to the hair.</p>
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<p>I heard the prisoner confess that the property was Mr. Morley's, if he would not expose him to the trade; Mr. Morley's reply was, that it was out of his power.</p>
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<p>I am a brushmaker; I have known the prisoner twelve years; he has worked for me; he bears a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice GROSE.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Knapp. How high is this window? - One pair of stairs.</p>
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<p>I live in Prince's-street: on Monday evening last I heard a noise; I looked out, and saw a man on the leads, going from Wells's house to Purchase's, which is the adjoining house; he threw up the sash and went in, and shut it down again.</p>
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<p>I am an officer belonging to St. Giles's parish; I was sent for to take up this man;
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<p>On Monday, about five o'clock, I was at Well's house, playing at shuffle-board, up stairs; there were three or four others in the room; this house is at the corner of Turnstile; I had been playing two hours or more; two men came up; the stout prisoner, Nelson, came up; I had seen him before; and after them came two more; one or two joined play; they went up and down stairs several times; seeing them shuffling about in this manner, I bid
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<p>I live near the house; I went out about half past six, and heard that a man had got out of one window into another: Purchase's maid called out, thieves! I went to her assistance; Mrs. Purchase said, these are the men; I called for further assistance, and four persons came; I left them to seize the prisoners, while I guarded the door; we then went to the public-house, and they were searched; I saw Nelson have something in his hand, and it dropped on the floor (produces a phosphorus box); I picked it up; I asked him if it was his, and he said no.</p>
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<p>I am a patrol: about six or seven o'clock I was going by Wells's house; I heard there were thieves; I went in, and took them before the magistrate.</p>
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<p>I can only say what Gates said.</p>
<p>Prisoner Nelson. That is my own property: I played sometimes at the house; I went up, as well as others, to see what was the matter, and somebody said, that is the prisoner.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a very good character.)</p>
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<p>When you did take him, was you certain he was the man that came in with the oranges? - Yes.</p>
<p>Were these great-coats the property of Mr. Turing? - The property of Mr. Turing and his sons; Mr. Turing's name is John, and his sons names are John and William.</p>
<p>What is the value of Mr. Turing's coat? - It may be worth 40 s.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The gentleman did not apprehend me; I went to see a young fellow of the name of
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHURST.</p> </div1>
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<p>Court. Did you examine it very accurately? - I can swear that the shoes stood against the paper; the hole had been broke a week before; I had not time to do it otherwise than to put the paper against it.</p>
<p>Court. Did you miss exactly the quantity that was taken from the prisoner? - Yes, two pair and an odd one; I marked them J. B. with ink, and gave them to the constable; the odd one I left at home.</p>
<p>(Produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>Were they in his hands or pockets? - Pockets.</p>
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<p>Court to Prosecutor. I understood you that you found two pair and an odd one at the window? - I found two pair, and the other was taken from him just afterward.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a constable of Marybone parish: on the 23d of January we were attending the Lord Chancellor; afterwards we went into a public-house, in Holborn; we called in some Jews, to sell some bad shillings, and from the pocket of one of them I pulled out this spoon (produced); I have kept the spoon ever since.</p>
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<p>I am a constable of Marybone parish; I was present, and saw the spoon taken from the Jew,
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<p>I produce a table-spoon, which I got of Giles, the prisoner at the bar; I stopped the spoon on Saturday the 21st of January last, between the hours of five and seven in the evening; I had not seen him before, but I am sure he is the man; he was in the shop five minutes; when he came in, there was nobody but me and a lad; he gave it the lad; the lad gave it me; I asked the prisoner how much he wanted; he said, eight shillings; I asked him whom he wanted it for; he said, his mother, her name was
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<p>I go out charing, my Lord:
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<p>My Lord, I never said any such thing; the woman came to me on Thursday, and said that she and Mrs. Burgess were in great distress, and I had two spoons in my hand; the witness said, if I would let her have one of them till tomorrow, she would replace it; I did not let her have it then; she brought my things on the Sunday morning.</p>
<p>(Called seven witnesses, who gave him a very good character.)</p>
<p>Prisoner Burgess. My Lord, he says very false.</p>
<p>(Called six witnesses, who gave her a good character.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I am patrol of St. Giles's: on Thursday the 9th instant, my partner,
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<p>(Produces it.)</p>
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<p>Allowley. I cannot say that this is my lead; I have lost a large quantity.</p>
<p>Watman. I have compared it to the place; I saw the patrol do it; this lead will cover a part of the place; every part matched; Brown and I fitted it on; the nail-holes matched.</p>
<p>Brown. I carried the lead to the premises; it fitted as far as it went.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I found the lead in a bag.</p>
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<p>The things mentioned in the indictment were hanging up to dry in an adjoining
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<p>I lost a muslin apron.</p>
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<p>On Thursday the 2d, I was going along Brownlow-street; I saw the prisoner in company with another, and two women; I suspected they had robbed my neighbour; I followed them to Bowl-yard, St. Giles's; the prisoner went into a house, No. 7; the man prisoner came out, and conducted the women in; I went and fetched Peters, and the prisoner came out first; I catched hold of him; I caught hold of this woman, and she had a bundle in her left-hand; the man at the bar was cutting away at Mr. Ashfield; this caught my attention; the bundle contained a gown and petticoat, and white apron; I did not see the bundle dropped; I saw it afterwards at the office; I am sure it is the same bundle I saw in the street; I stopped the woman, and afterwards carried her to Short's-gardens; there he was surrounded by thirty or forty people, I mean Ashfield.</p>
<p>Prisoner Abrahams. Whether I had any company when you saw me go through Bowl-yard? - I am sure he is the man who first came out of the house.</p>
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<p>I am a boot-maker; I was called to Bowl-yard, and saw the two prisoners, and two others, in the shop; they came out nearly together; I got hold of Abrahams; he twisted himself away; I got him again; he drew a knife, and I was cut, but I do not chuse to swear that the prisoner cut me; it was with great difficulty I could get him to the justice's; I searched him, and found a long pair of scissars in his pocket.</p>
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<p>I keep a coal-shed; I saw that man take them, and that is all I know.</p>
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<p>I took
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<p>Prisoner Abrahams. I have nothing to say in my defence; there was nothing found on me.</p>
<p>Prisoner Patten. I was going into an iron-shop to buy a padlock, and this man asked me what I had got in my apron; I said, nothing; and he immediately took me to the office, and said I was in company.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>After I had done on the 23d of January, between seven and eight o'clock, I saw the prisoner at the bar go into Mr. Quin's shop, and take a cheese; I was on the other side of the way; the street is forty feet wide; I saw him give it to another man; I was in the dark, and the prisoner was in the light, so I am sure; the other man stood within a yard, he was dressed in a dark blue coat, or a black; the other man took the cheese; they both ran towards the corner; I ran over the way to Mr. Quin, and I met him at the door; I ran across the way, and shewed him which was the man; he knew which was the man; he ran over and took him, and carried him to Litchfield-street.</p>
<p>Prisoner. This boy swore that he saw me go across the street with the cheese.</p>
<p>Tiffany. I did not; I swore I saw him give the cheese to a man in a black or dark-blue coat.</p>
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<p>On the 23d of January, between the hours of seven and eight, I saw the prisoner and another man standing at Mr. Quin's door, and another man about two yards from the door; this prisoner had his hand against the door; being a neighbour of Mr. Quin's, I made a stop; he seeing that, shoved the door on one side, and I saw Mr. Quin standing between the parlour and the shop, and I thought the prisoner was going to speak to him; I was going but two doors further; I went in there; in about two minutes time I heard that Mr. Quin had lost a Cheshire cheese; I was on the same side of the way, close to the prisoner; and when he saw me look at him, he put his head aside; I laid hold of him along with Mr. Quin, and took him to the office; I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Had I this coat on at the time? - He had on a blue coat with white buttons.</p>
<p>Court. Were there any lights in Mr. Quin's shop? - Yes, a patent lamp.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice GROSE.</p> </div1>
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<p>On Tuesday, the 24th of January, at eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner and the sugar were brought to me.</p>
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<p>I am a plumber: coming from work, about eight, I saw the prisoner and two boys standing at M'Lellan's door; I suspected them, and saw the prisoner go in and take this loaf of sugar off the counter; he put it under his coat, and his hand over it; I followed him and took it from him, and he knocked me down and stamped on my breast; I cried out for assistance, which came; I carried the sugar and prisoner to M'Lellan's house; he would not believe, at that time, that he had lost any.</p>
<p>(Sugar produced, and deposed to by M'Lellan.) - I missed the sugar; there is 14 lb. and a cross on the bottom.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I saw the prisoner coming down stairs on the 30th of January, between the hours of twelve and one.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner standing in the street, with a drab coloured coat under his arm; I went up to him and said, I believe you are the gentleman I want to speak with; he ran away; my suspicion was grounded on his having a great coat under his arm, and one on his back, and he ran away; I have kept this coat ever since.</p>
<p>(Produces the coat.)</p>
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<p>I know nothing of this coat, Prosser owned it.</p>
<p>Prosser. This is my coat, I will swear to it by the buttons being broke; I have no doubt at all of its being my coat.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about the matter.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>(The case opened by Mr. Garrow.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Knowlys, Prisoner's Counsel. You say you have always been upon friendly terms? - Yes.</p>
<p>When you parted from Mrs. Baker, did you go home as soon as you could? - I did.</p>
<p>You left the door on the latch? - Yes.</p>
<p>Night and day? - Yes.</p>
<p>The watchman used to call your husband? Sometimes.</p>
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<p>Is he a man to be credited? - Yes, certainly; he lodged with me a twelvemonth.</p>
<p>Did you go into Baker's apartment on your return on Wednesday night? - I did not.</p>
<p>What time did he go out in the morning? - I believe between ten and eleven.</p>
<p>When Baker went out in the morning, did not you push up your window? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>I think Nanny saw the pen-case in the morning? - Yes.</p>
<p>Nanny was never permitted to go into this back-room? - She is I believe very honest.</p>
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<p>I am a servant out of place, I have known Mrs. Ashley about two years and a half; on the Queen's birth-day Mrs. Baker came up stairs, and wanted to light her candle, she asked Mrs. Ashley to go with her to buy pattens; Mrs. Ashley said she could not go before dinner; in about half an hour she came up again, and asked Mrs. Ashley to go with her to buy a patch for a gown, which she had seen that day, for twenty-five shillings; she refused going; then she wanted her to go to Cranbourn-alley to see the Dutchess of York's pattern bonnets; still Mrs. Ashley refused; then she asked her to go and see the Dutchess of York, and the King and Queen go to St. James's; this was also refused by Mrs. Ashley. No body was left in Mrs. Ashley's apartments; when I got a little way from the house, Mrs. Baker said, have you shut the door? I went back and found it fast; when we went out I left the door of Ashley's room double locked, and when I returned I found it only single
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<p>Mr. Knapp. Do you recollect at what time Baker came home on Wednesday? - About half past eleven.</p>
<p>Every body must have heard of this robbery? - I don't know.</p>
<p>What time did he return on Thursday? - About two o'clock.</p>
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<p>I went on Thursday the 19th of January and searched the apartments of Baker: under the bed, which lay on the floor, I found this pen-case (produced); it must have been placed under the bed, it could not have fallen there by accident; Mrs. Ashley immediately screamed out, and said it was her property: I searched the husband when he came home, and found nothing on him but half-a-guinea, and three or four shillings; I returned that to him: on his re-examination, I was at the Brown Bear, Bow-street, and in the same room with the prisoner; I pretended to go to sleep, and drew my breath hard, to induce them to think I was asleep; I heard Baker say, What a fool you are, having a whole night to take care of the things, to have these things found in your possession; I had sooner the whole bulk of money had been found in my hands, going out with it, than that those things should be found in your possession; this was said in a low tone of voice.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Having heard this, did you state it before the magistrate? - I did.</p>
<p>Did you sign your examination? - I believe not.</p>
<p>Who was the magistrate? - Mr. Addington.</p>
<p>So much for memory: pray did you see me there? - I do not know.</p>
<p>What day of the week was it that he was re-examined; upon your oath, have you never told any body, before he was fully committed, of this conversation? - Never.</p>
<p>You never told Mr. Briant so? - No.</p>
<p>What day of the week was it that he was re-examined? - I think it was on a Thursday.</p>
<p>What time of day was it they were re-examined? - I believe it was between seven and eight.</p>
<p>Mr. Garrow. Was the first examination in the forenoon? - Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Briant came to the Brown Bear, as solicitor on the part of the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Court. How long have you been at Bow-street? - Twelve months.</p>
<p>Do you know of any reward in this case? - I do not; I made inquiry of Mr. Groves, and he said he did not think there was any in this case.</p>
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<p>I went with De la Fontaine; I searched, and found behind a table, under a bonnet, these two receipts (produces them); I said to De la Fontaine, I will go over to the public-house, and watch the husband's coming in; Mrs. Baker said, that young hussy threw them there, on purpose to swear her her life away.</p>
<p>(The pen-case and sundries deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
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<p>I am a servant to Newport, at New-Prison: about a quarter before eleven at night, Baker and another were put into a coach to be conveyed to New-Prison; I had two others, handcuffed, in the house; while I turned round to call them, Baker got out of the coach; I took him again; when I seized him, I said, D - n you, what do you serve me so for? He replied, Would not a man who is afraid of being hung be glad to make his escape? When we had got to Clerkenwell-green, he said, D - n you, what
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<p>I am a publican; I was getting my pots in, and heard the girl scream out, and she said Mrs. Ashley is ruined; I went into the house, and saw the box had been forced open; Mrs. Ashley came in in about five minutes: the street-door is generally left on the latch.</p>
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<p>I wrote these receipts; Ashley is my tenant.</p>
<p>Prisoner Baker. I leave it to my counsel.</p>
<p>Mr. BRIANT sworn.</p>
<p>I am solicitor for the prisoner: on the Thursday after the Queen's birth-day, the prisoners were examined, between six and seven, I think; the following evening, Friday, I was sitting, in a family manner, in Mrs. Merryfield's bar; De la Fontaine came in, and the conversation turned upon Baker; he then said he had heard Baker speak to his wife; this was the day after the first examination; he said that he would not do the prisoner any harm, for that he would not reveal it.</p>
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<p>I lodged at Ashley's house at the time of the robbery; I saw a man at Baker's door; I thought he was an acquaintance; he was a middle-sized man; he had a green upper-coat on; I told this to Mrs. Ashley: I cannot say whether the prisoner is or is not the person I saw.</p>
<p>Jury to Mrs. Ashley. Did you ever see the prisoner in a green coat? - Frequently.</p>
<p>The Jury retired about a quarter of an hour.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr.
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<p>- CLINKER sworn.</p>
<p>The prisoner pledged this caddy on the 10th of December.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I searched the prisoner, and found these duplicates.</p>
<p>(Meymott deposes to the property.)</p>
<p>Mr. Meymott sent for me to my lodgings, and told me he could be of service to me, and then said he must have a warrant to search my lodgings; I told him he need not be at the trouble; I gave him my key, and they found the duplicates; I bought the caddies of various people that hawk them about Moorfields.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a very good character.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>(Produces the shirt.) I took it from the boy's room.</p>
<p>Please you, my Lord, I met a man in Hampstead, and he asked me if there was a pawnbroker's in the town; I said, no; he said, I have got a shirt to sell for 2 s.; he asked me to buy it; I said, I would ask the coachman; I took it to the coachman, and he said he would lend me 2 s. to buy it for myself, as he did not want any thing of the kind.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I go to work; I was coming down stairs; I met this man going up stairs, at Mr. Willcox's, in Grafton-street; I asked him who he wanted; he put the pot down; I shut the door; I lodge in that house; I called Mrs. Willcox; then she sent for a publican; he came; this pot, that he dropped, the man at the Falcon picked up; I have had it ever since.</p>
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<p>Corcoran. My house is not a quarter of a mile from Grafton-street; I live at the corner of Prince's-street: I have lost a vast number of pots.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Court. Do you know what will become of you, if you tell a lie? - I shall go into brimstone and fire.</p>
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<p>I saw that man walking before Mr. Merryman's door, and I told Mr. Merryman's daughter that he had taken a table away.</p>
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<p>I am a constable: I saw the prosecutor lay hold of the prisoner's collar, and I took him into custody.</p>
<p>I was coming along, and there was a mob; I asked what was the matter, and they took me; I am as innocent as the child unborn.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>On the 2d of February, at twenty minutes before eight o'clock, I had hung up five legs of mutton, and some pieces of beef; I lost a leg of mutton.</p>
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<p>I am a carpenter; I live next door to Borritt; I saw the prisoner and two others; the prisoner at the bar stopped; then they came by my house, and went back; and the prisoner took the leg of mutton off the hook; he put it under his coat; I went and asked Borritt's servant if he saw the man take the mutton; I took the prisoner; he went into a passage, and there he left the mutton, and came out without it; before the mutton was brought out, he said he knew nothing of it: the prisoner said,
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<p>Prisoner. Did you see me go into the passage? - I did not.</p>
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<p>I am a butcher: on the 2d of February, I was coming from Islington; I saw a leg of mutton in the passage; it is a passage from St. John's-street to Northampton-street: the prisoner denied any knowledge of the mutton.</p>
<p>Phillips. I saw Smith there; it was about eight o'clock.</p>
<p>I was coming through this passage, and they said they had lost a leg of mutton, and Mr. Phillips said I had taken it.</p>
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<p>I picked up this mutton in George-alley, and delivered it to Borritt's boy; I saw the leg of mutton near the place where they make water; the prisoner was fourteen yards from the place where the mutton was found: I advised them to let the prisoner go, as the property was found, and he had lost sight of the prisoner.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>How could he get in? - The top of the door is a hatch, and I suppose it was not bolted; and the under door has two bolts and a latch; I did not hear the door open at all; I had left work three quarters of an hour; the watchman alarmed me; I gave him charge of the prisoner; he had the things under his arm.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman: as I was going round, crying ten o'clock, I found Mr. Cotton's door fast; as I was coming back, I pushed against the door, and found it gave way; I called to Mr. Cotton, and saw the prisoner at the bar with the property under his arm; I have kept it ever since.</p>
<p>(Produced and deposed to.)</p>
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<p>I am a glazier: the prisoner at the bar came into Mr. Wells's, and called for a pint of beer, drank off the beer, and went backwards, and staid a long time; and I looked (knowing he was a stranger to the house), and saw him open the kitchen-door,
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<p>Wells I received them from my wife; the prisoner was not present; he was in the tap-room at the time; I lost a gallon-pot the same evening before.</p>
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<p>I am the patrol; I took him into custody; there was nothing found upon him.</p>
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