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<interp inst="f17950114-1" type="date" value="17950114"/> THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 14th of January 1795, and the following Days; Being the SECOND SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon. THOMAS SKINNER, Esq. LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY MANOAH SIBLY, PROFESSOR OF SHORT-HAND, No. 35, Goswell-Street; And Published by Authority.</p>
<p>LONDON: Printed and published by
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179501140002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY OF LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>I work at Blackwall-yard; I am a watchman.</p>
<p>Q. Where is this Blackwall-yard? - Down at Poplar, at Esq. Perry's.</p>
<p>Q. What have you to say against the prisoner? - I know him very well. I was coming home from Blackwall-yard to the house where I lodge, and there I catched him with these things in the garden; it was about nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find the prisoner? - In Wright's garden.</p>
<p>Q. What is Mr. Wright? - He is a labouring man, a watchman in the yard; and the prisoner had these things on him, these two axes, and this tea kettle.</p>
<p>Q. One is an axe and the other is an hatchet? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How had he these things? - In his hand taking them through the door, he was coming out into the street when I catched him.</p>
<p>Q. Have you kept the things from that time to this? - Yes, I am sure these are the things.</p>
<p>Q. Did any thing pass between you? - I asked him what business he had with them? he said he was fuddled or else he should not have come down there.</p>
<p>Q. Did he appear fuddled? - I really cannot say whether he was drunk or sober, I don't justly know what he was.</p>
<p>Q. How did he appear to you? - He walked very well to the watch-house; we took him to the watch-house directly.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Wright come to the watch-house that night? - No, not till the next morning; I went up with him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. What time of the night was I taken? - Nine o'clock, as near as possible.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you find a bill against me last session at Hicks's Hall? I was turned out by proclamation.</p>
<p>Court. What day did this happen? - The 16th of October.</p>
<p>Q. Why was not he prosecuted in December last? - I know nothing at all about that.</p>
<p>Q. To Wright. You are likewise a watchman I understand? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see this boy in your yard at all? - No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you miss any property? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go to the watch-house? - Gibson came down with an officer, and told me I must appear against him.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go on that information? - I went to the watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see these things there? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. The axe and hatchet did they belong to you? - Yes, I bought the small one, and the large one was given me by the carpenter that works in the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any name on it? - Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you had it? - Nine months; I know it by the handle; I can swear to the hatchet, because I bought it and put the handle in myself; it was broke off, and I put it in again afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. The tea kettle what do you say to that? - The tea kettle was left in the room by a person who had rented the room, and went to sea, and his wife died, and I let the room again, and the tea kettle remained there.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the name of these these people? - The man's name was
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<p>Q. When did you last see him? - He went out in the Henry Dundas, and coming home he was prest.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it since you see him last? - I fancy it is about twenty months, I don't know but it may be two years since; the tea kettle was left in the room when his wife died.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>Indicted in a second Count for stealing the same goods, laying them to be the property of
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<p>The case opened by Mr. Knapp.</p>
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<p>Q. I believe you are shopman to Mrs. Spilsbury? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. She is the proprietor of some antiscorbutic drops? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember packing up any bottles containing any of these drops? - Yes, thirty-nine bottle, on the 28th.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you pack them? - At the warehouse behind the house, Soho-square.</p>
<p>Q. Were they glass bottles? - Glass.</p>
<p>Q. Were they full of these antiscorbutic drops? - Yes, they were.</p>
<p>Q. What did you pack them up in? - A deal box.</p>
<p>Q. What were they packed up for? - To be sent into the country, to Newbury, in Berkshire, to Mr. Fuller.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with this box? - I delivered it to our footman, his name is
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<p>Q. What was the order to Powell? - To carry them to the Bell Savage, Ludgate hill, and there to have them booked.</p>
<p>Q.Have you seen that property since? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that property to be the same that you delivered to Powell? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And that is the property of Mrs. Spilsbury? - Yes.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179501140005"/>Mr. Gurney. How do you know that to be the property of Mrs. Spilsbury? - I knew it again.</p>
<p>Q. By what mark did you know it again? - I knew it by the bottles when the box was opened, and Mrs. Spilsbury's hand writing upon them.</p>
<p>Q. These bottles are the sort of bottles you usually put up these drops in? - Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Had you put up any other box with the same number of bottles? - Not that day, in a former day I had.</p>
<p>Q.How long before? - The day before.</p>
<p>Q. Then I ask you by what mark you distinguish that from any other you pack up? - By the directions.</p>
<p>Q. Did you direct it? - No, Mrs. Spilsbury: but I see her direct it.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Then you see Mrs. Spilsbury direct this box, you know her hand writing, and you know these to be the sort of bottles that Mrs. Spilsbury sent to her customers? - Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Was this parcel which you sent before, packed up in the same sort of box? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then how do you know one box from another? - By the directions.</p>
<p>Q. Who wrote the directions on the box that was sent the day before? - Mrs. Spilsbury.</p>
<p>Q. Did the box that was sent the day before go to Newbury? - No.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Do you recollect where that box went to? - I cannot say I do.</p>
<p>Q.Are you sure it did not go to Newbury? - I am positive it did not.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Had you sent any to Newbury before that? - I might six months before, but not later.</p>
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<p>Q. You are a footman to Mrs. Spilsbury? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember receiving any box from the last witness, Baker, on the 28th of November? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with that box? - I took it to the Bell Savage, at Ludgate hill, and booked it with a young man, his name is Fielding.</p>
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<p>Q. You are book-keeper to the Bell Savage Inn? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember Powell, the last witness, coming with a box, and booking it, on the 28th of last November? - I remember the box coming; I recollect the box being directed to Fuller, Newbury; and I entered it down in the book, and I put it into the Newbury him, the Newbury parcel hole.</p>
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<p>Q. You are porter to the Bell Savage inn? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember receiving any box, and what did you do with it? - I remember taking the box out of the hole and putting it on the counter, and I called out, and it was marked off, and I gave it to the coachman, who was in the hind part of the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Is that what you call the rumble tumble? - Yes, the basket, behind the coach.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect where it was directed to? - Yes, to Newbery, I do not recollect the name.</p>
<p>Q.Was it put in the rumble tumble? - The coachman was in the rumble tumble, and I gave it to him, and he put it in.</p>
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<p>Q. You are the coachman of the Newbery coach? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you receive the box from the last witness? - Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. What did you do with it? - I put it in the rumble tumble.</p>
<p>Q. Did you drive off directly? - Yes, as soon as I got on my box.</p>
<p>Q. What next happened? - Nothing more till we came to the White Horse cellar, that might be almost ten minutes past six o'clock; then the waterman and one of Mr. Bolton's porters, brought this said man to me, with the said box that I put in the rumble tumble.</p>
<p>Court. You had not seen any thing of the prisoner in the mean time? - That was the first time I see the prisoner that morning, I had seen him many a time before.</p>
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<p>Q. What are you? - I am a waterman of
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<p>Q. Do you remember seeing the Newbery coach come by? - Yes, nearly about ten minutes past six.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember seeing the prisoner? - I remember seeing him running after the coach that went on after the rate of eight miles an hour, I see somebody chuck a box out to him, and see him catch it with both his hands.</p>
<p>Q. From what part of the coach? - The rumble tumble.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do then? - I called Richard Day, a porter, to assist me, and ran after the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever get out of your sight? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you take him? - Just by Northumber land house, about fifty or sixty yards from where I see him receive the box; we ran after him, and Day got before him, and took hold of the box; I asked him how he came by the box, and whether it was his property? he said it was; I said it was not, I see somebody chuck it out of the rumble tumble of the coach; says I, come along to the White Horse, and there we shall come up to the coach; Gibson said, come along; and we went along as far as St. James's-street very well, and he made a stop, and Gibson said to me, take this.</p>
<p>Q. What was it? - A guinea; he said to the other take this.</p>
<p>Q. Was that another guinea? - Yes. I asked what was that? the other said, what was that? he said a guinea a piece to say that you found the box;
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<p>Q. Had he any thing more about him? had he a box? - We took the box from him directly, and took the box and him to the White Horse cellar.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look at the direction? can you read? - I cannot; I shewed the box to the coachman, and asked him if he knew any thing about the box? he said he did.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. You are a waterman to a stand of coaches? - I was at that time.</p>
<p>Q. What had you been before? - A coachman many years, I lived at the Golden Cross before that.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you live before that? - At Mr. Dimsdale's, in Aldersgate-street, before that.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever live at the Bull and Mouth? - Never.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to leave the Golden Cross? - Because the horses dropped short.</p>
<p>Q. And what are you a waterman now? - I am discharged from that place because of this business, and another man is put on, because I am obliged to be out of my business.</p>
<p>Q. You see a man throw this out; did you call out to any body? - The coach
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<p>Q. Did you call out to the coachman? - I did not.</p>
<p>Q. You made no attempt to catch the man that was in the rumble tumble, but went after the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You say that in St. James's-square the prisoner offered you a guinea each; now on your oath did not Day and you tell him that if he would give you two guineas each you would let him go, and he offered you one guinea each, and you would not, except he would give you two each? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. You chose to go after the man that had the box, in preference to the one that was in the rumble tumble? - I could not see the other man, nor could not have made the coachman hear if I had called.</p>
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<p>Q. You are porter to the Golden Cross? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the Newbery coach coming by this day? - Yes, the 29th of November, within ten minutes of six, under or over.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember Hicks there, the last witness? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember being called to him on any occasion? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do? - I took a man against Northumberland house, with a box under his right arm.</p>
<p>Q. Who was that man? -
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<p>Q. Did you ever lose sight of him till you delivered him up at the watch-house? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you offer him any money, or ever ask him for any money? - Never.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Do you recollect asking him for two guineas, and he would not give you but one? - No, I do not, I asked him for nothing, I told him I would not have his money, and immediately catched him by the collar. and took him up to the White Horse cellar.</p>
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<p>Q. You are a watchman? - I am, of Arundel-street.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the prisoner at the bar delivered to you on the 29th of November? - Yes, with a box.</p>
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<p>Q. You are the watch-house keeper? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the prisoner at the bar being brought to your watch-house? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you receive any thing with him? - I received this box.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you receive it from? - From Fair.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had that box in your custody ever since? - Yes.</p>
<p>Baker. This is the box, I saw Mrs. Spilfbury direct it, it is her property.</p>
<p>Q. To Record. What is your masters names? -
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179501140008"/>Mr. Gurney to Baker. What is Mrs. Spilsbury's christian name? -
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<p>Prisoner. In the morning that this happened, I was going as far a Hammersmith, about a house that I was going to take in St. George's-fields, Blackfriars-road; in the Strand as I was going there, I had occasion to cross, and I saw something lay in the middle of the road; I immediately ran towards it, and found it was the box in question; I picked it up, there were four or five people present, one or two will come forward; after I picked it up I returned towards the Strand, to a part where I saw some light, to read the direction, and before I got to the light I was taken in custody by these two men; they asked how I came by that box? and I told them I had picked it up, and they insisted on taking it from me; I said it was not theirs, they did not seem to claim any right that it was theirs, but they insisted on my coming to the coach, and when we came to St. James's-street, there they both stopped with me, and said, if I would give them two guineas, they would let me go about my business; but before that, going along, Hicks said, he would swear it come out of the rumble tumble; when we came to St. James's-square they said if I would give them two guineas a piece I might go, and I offered them a guinea a piece, and they would not without the two guineas, and I said I would not give two guineas; and they took me directly up to the White Horse cellar, and there was the coach that it came from.</p>
<p>Court to Record. Do you remember how you packed it in this basket? was there a possibility of its tumbling out? - It was impossible for it to tumble out, it was behind another box, stuck in edgeways.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. It must have shook a good deal coming along that way? - It could not have shaked out of its place, it was packed close, there was another box, a light box which was on it, that box was not taken, but there was a trunk taken at the same time, which we never found any thing of.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing happenpening to Mr. John Barlow's effects, on the 8th of December last? - Yes, I know that these effects I have in my hand, are
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<p>Q. Do you know of his losing any thing on the 8th of December last? - The property was taken before we knew of the loss, we lost three womens duffield
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<p>Q. How do you know that he lost them? - I know they were lost, because they were missing from the place where they were usually put up.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen them last, before you missed them? - I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Not even to a day or two? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen them a week before that? - We are very frequently selling these articles, and daily making application to them.</p>
<p>Q. Where did they usually lay in the shop? - They lay on the shelf.</p>
<p>Q. Having missed them on the 8th of December, where did you see them again? - I see them on the 8th of December, in the evening, in the passage of Mr. Barlow's house, a little way from the door, the outside of the door about seven o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. In what condition were they? - Loose laying on the ground, I took them up, brought them into the shop, and the man was brought in after them, the prisoner at the bar, from thence he was taken to the magistrate's.</p>
<p>Q. Who took him to the magistrate's? - The watchman and another or two took him to the magistrate's, I did not go with him, I followed him, and from thence he was committed. I was examined before the magistrate, and swore to the property being Mr. Barlow's, and after that Mr. Barlow was bound over to prosecute, and I to appear to swear to the property.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen any thing of the prisoner before the goods were missing? - I had not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. At the time you received this alarm, I believe neither you, your master, or any body was attending in the shop, you had left it to take care of itself? - Not in that shop, a glass partition was between the two shops.</p>
<p>Q. I see they are the ordinary sort of goods? - They are.</p>
<p>Q. Perhaps you charge the selling price on them, you have put them at three pounds in the indictment, but, perhaps, you would not put them at above thirty-nine shillings, where a man's life is at stake? - They would fell for a deal more.</p>
<p>Q. But it is very hard to pay your profit with our lives.</p>
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<p>I live directly opposite, I was standing at my own door, and I saw the prisoner coming out of Mr. Barlow's door, with these things under his arm.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he live? - No.
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<p>Q. What goods were they? - The goods in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the goods? - The last witness, Mr. Page, took them in his possession, when we laid hold of him, he dropped them, and Mr. Page took them up, the prisoner was taken into Mr. Barlow's shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing more of him afterwards? - Yes, before the justice.</p>
<p>Q. Was you continually in sight of him, from the time he was taken, till you saw him before the justice? - No, but I am sure he was the person.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner the person that you laid hold of? - Yes, I am quite sure of that.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys to Page. Who is concerned in the business with Mr. Barlow? What partner has he? - None at all.</p>
<p>Court. Are these things, in that bag, those that were delivered to you by John
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<p>Q. Have they been in your possession ever since? - They have. (Produces them.) They have the shop marks on them, which I put on them myself.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys to Jones. I believe you found out he had some respectable connections? - Really I don't know.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you call making an attempt? - They tussled me and crowded me against the side of the stairs. The second time this Randal Smith he got one arm under my arm, lifted my arm up, and with the other hand he got the canvas bag out of my pocket; I am sure it was the prisoner. I collared him directly and I said, now I will hold you, and I held him till two men came and rescued him from me.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a good light? - Yes, and I held him two minutes, till somebody came and rescued him from me out of my hand.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it is the same? - I am. As soon as they took him out of my hands he ran down stairs, and I hallooed out stop thief, and a serjeant of the guards stopped him till I got down stairs.</p>
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<p>Q. When had you seen that half guinea before? - About half an hour before.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in any thing? - In a canvas bag. My pocket was hauled out.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That Mr. Mackay, my prosecutor, was on the left hand side, and I was on the right hand side of the stair case, going up, and he said, I had picked his pocket; I said, I did not know any thing about it. He might have had his pocket picked, I make no doubt, but I know nothing about it, I declare to God.</p>
<p>Jury. Was any bag found on the prisoner? - There was no bag found.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you remember on the 8th of January his being in the warehouse? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in the same room with you? - He was.</p>
<p>Q. Will you tell us what you know respecting any tea? - On Thursday morning last we all came together to work as usual; I suppose there may be eight in number. We worked on till breakfast time together, after breakfast the commodore acquainted us that we were to go round to a different part of the building to bring down goods. He ordered
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<p>Q. The chest is made of boards? - Yes, but this chest was open.</p>
<p>Q. And the tea is inclosed within side of the flags or paper? - Yes. I approached nearer to the found, and I suspected where it came from; instantly I heard
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<p>Q. Did any thing pass between him and you? - No, he walked on to the farther part of the room, and quitted the room. I instantly went to the place where I suspected the noise to have been, whereas I found some of the tea was
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<p>Q. In what manner? - In putting a piece in at the end to prevent the tea tumbling out.</p>
<p>Q. You nailed it I suppose? - No, we put in the piece and then it was referred, we cut the dove tails and pushed it in.</p>
<p>Q. In putting in this piece at the side, do you recollect whether any tea was spilled at that time? - No, it was not, because I had heaped the tea on a heap, at the farther end, and pressed it down with my arm, and no tea could fall out. After the prisoner quitted the room I went and examined, and found the tea spilled on the floor; I examined my partner whether he had spilled any of the tea or no, and I pulled the paper off the chest of tea, and I found a hole in the tea different to what I left it.</p>
<p>Q. Could you discover from the appearance how much was gone out? - I did imagine in myself, as I told the commodore, there must be about a pound gone out. I communicated this to the commodore, and I reported it to the elder, and the elder ordered me to retire back to my work, at his request I did, and he went and got the King's locker.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect being sent for when the prisoner was taken up? - No, I was not.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. How long have you worked with the prisoner? - At different times for near a twelve month.</p>
<p>Q. I believe there are sometimes little differences amongst the men working there? - That I cannot say about, there was no difference between him and me.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner has some enemies, has he not? - I cannot say that.</p>
<p>Q. You and he were working together in this large warehouse, what size is the warehouse? - A very large piece of building.</p>
<p>Q. You heard some noise like the rustling of the paper, or the rustling of leaves, and the prisoner was in that part where you heard the noise? - He was in that room.</p>
<p>Q. What was the size of that room? - Between fifty or sixty feet square.</p>
<p>Q. You don't know that he was in that part of the room where the rustling was? - He was in that room.</p>
<p>Q. The chest in which this tea was contained, was a chest out of repair? - It was.</p>
<p>Q. Consequently with any body's touching it, or shaking it, some tea would fall out? - It would not.</p>
<p>Q. You had been mending that chest, there was a piece out, you had not nailed it? - No, but it could not tumble out.</p>
<p>Q. Any little motion must naturally shake out some tea? - There was no motion could be made.</p>
<p>Q. If any accident had happened by shaking that chest, or any one in contact with it, some of the tea might have fell out, would it not? - It might if the chest had been moved.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. In point of fact, was there any tea spilled out of this chest? - Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. When you left it could any tea fall out? - In the state I left it I cannot imagine that there was any tea could fall out.</p>
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<p>I am a locker in the East India warehouse. I am the person that found the tea on the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take him into custody? - I went with the constable; I was the person that searched him, and found the tea on him.</p>
<p>Q.Where did you take him? - I took
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<p>Q. What did you find on him? - Thirteen ounces of tea in his right hand pocket, loose.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing at that time? - At that time he said that some malicious person had done it, and when he came down to the counting house, he said to the elder that he had a large family.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. You attending this warehouse, perhaps you know whether it is not their custom to hang their coats up while they are at work? - It is.</p>
<p>Q. You don't happen know of your own knowledge whether he had hanged up his coat that morning? - I do not.</p>
<p>Q. If any man had the misfortune to have a malicious enemy in that warehouse, it was in the power of that enemy to put tea in his pocket? - Yes, that I believe.</p>
<p>Q. And when he was taken up he said some malicious person had done it? - He did.</p>
<p>- LANCASTER sworn.</p>
<p>Q. In what situation are you in this warehouse? - I am one of the elders.</p>
<p>Q. In consequence of some information you had given you, the prisoner at the bar was apprehended? - He was brought into the counting house where I was, and I saw the tea took out of his right hand coat pocket.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this? - About eleven o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. What tea was it? - Souchong tea.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say it was the company's property or not? - I can swear it is like the souchong tea that was preparing for sale.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. When this was found in his pocket, he said some malicious person had done this trick? - No, he said before the Lord Mayor that he had no defence to make, but he must throw himself on his mercy.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say at the time the tea was found in his pocket? - He did not make any defence at all, and when the warehouse keeper came he had no defence to make, but begged we would consider his family.</p>
<p>Q.Was you in the room when he said some malicious person had done this? - That he said the second hearing before the Lord Mayor.</p>
<p>Q. Was you not present when he said this to Mr. Boon? - No, I did not hear it then.</p>
<p>Q. to Boon. Where was it the prisoner said that some malicious person had put it in his pocket? - In the third story; Mr. Lancaster was not there.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney to Venning. Where was the warehouse situated, in the city of London or county of Middlesex? - I believe in the county of Middlesex.</p>
<p>Lancaster. I know it is in the county of Middlesex.</p>
<p>The prisoner called six witnesses who gave him an excellent character.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It is a cruel and unjust prosecution. In the chests there are no mats put in. I had been labouring in that room but it was two hours before that they found the tea on me; it was in an old coat that I work with in the warehouse, not the coat that I come out with, and I had an opportunity of putting it from me, two or three hours, if I had known it. I knew nothing about it; I believe there is a guinea reward in this case, and some person wanting to supersede me in this warehouse.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before the Lord CHIEF BARON.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before you lost your property? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What is she? - She did flop work when she pleased.</p>
<p>Q. Did she work with you? - Sometimes she did and sometimes she did not, she goes from one mistress to another when she pleases.</p>
<p>Q. What do you say about the cloth cloak? - This is it.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in your house or in your employment at the time you lost it? - She came into the house and asked me for a little work, the 2d of January, which was last Friday was a week, and she took my cloak away.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the cloak? - It was on a table just by the door. I happened to want to go to the warehouse and looked for the cloak, and instantly missed it. I was going to the warehouse that minute, to Mr. Darby's, in Gracechurch-street; I missed the cloak as soon as she was gone out of the room. I went after her instantly and catched her with it in her apron; I pulled her apron on one side and see my cloak, and I said, what a wicked hussey you are to take my cloak when you know how hard I work for my living, and she said it was none of my cloak, she had borrowed it. She knows it is my cloak very well, and I know it very well; the lining is tore.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She agreed to make it up with the officer for two shillings.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I told her I would not hurt her if I could any way help it; if I could any way get her off when I went before the justice, I would; and when I went before the justice I said, as long as I have got my cloak again, if you think proper, she may go about her business.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I borrowed the cloak of Mrs. Nash.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. It is not true, indeed it is not.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. When did you see them last before they were stole? - I suppose not for a month, they were kept in a drawer.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a married man? - Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. When had you seen this property the last time before it was stole? - I had not seen it for some time. The waistcoat my husband very seldom wore it; I suppose I had not seen it for a month or five weeks.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner at the bar in your service? - Yes, but she had left the service about seven months.</p>
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<p>Q. You did not examine her box when she left your service? - She had none.</p>
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<p>I am a patrol; I took the prisoner in a house in Whitechapel, Mr. Shellard's, a stocking shop. I searched her at the watch-house, I found nothing then. The next day in the morning, I found two duplicates in the watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. Had there been any other prisoner there, besides the prisoner at the bar? - I cannot tell that.</p>
<p>Q. You found two duplicates there? - Yes, of two flat irons and a shirt.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - I cannot say positively; I have seen her at the shop more than once or twice; I cannot positively swear to her, that she pawned these things.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you let any lodgings to the prisoner? - Yes, for three shillings per week.</p>
<p>Q. Did she take the lodging as a married woman, or as a single woman? - As a single woman.</p>
<p>Q. What lodging did you let to her? - A back parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Any thing else? - No, only the goods that I let with the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a bed in it? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a single room? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss any of your furniture? - I missed the looking glass before I had her taken up, I suppose nine days.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect when she took the lodging? - No.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she been in your lodgings before you missed your things? - A month and nine days before I missed the last things. I did not suspect that she had taken any thing but the looking glass, till I had her taken up, and then all the articles were missed.</p>
<p>Q. Did she leave your house? - No.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know she took them? - I cannot say she took them, but she acknowledged it, and the duplicates were found on her by Slater the officer who took her. I missed a feather bed, a stock and feather bolster, two sheets (there is only one in the indictment,) a counterpane, pair of tongs, two blankets, a candlestick, and kettle.</p>
<p>Q. Were all these things let together with the chamber, to the prisoner? - Yes, at three shillings a week.</p>
<p>Q. How did she get her livelihood? - I never knew her to work at all.</p>
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<p>GEORGE SLATER sworn.</p>
<p>I am an officer of the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch. I apprehended the woman at the lodgings, at Norwood's house, on Wednesday last, I believe it was, Mr. Norwood came to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any duplicates? - Yes, of all the property he lost, except the bed; I never had that duplicate at all.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Norwood said he would be contented to have his property again. I did not mean to leave my lodgings till I had replaced the things.</p>
<p>Slater. She acknowledged to me that she had pledged Mr. Norwood's things.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Norwood said if he had his things he should be satisfied.</p>
<p>Court to Norwood. Did you say you would not hurt her if you got your things? - I never said any such thing.</p>
<p>Slater. I believe Mr. Norwood did say that if he could get his property again he should be satisfied, and he did agree to make it up.</p>
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<p>I am the pawnbroker.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - Yes, she pawned some of these things, but I cannot take on me to say she pawned the whole, I can tell if I see the tickets, because they are of my writing; the tongs, the candlestick, the looking glass, and the bolster.</p>
<p>Q.What frame had the looking glass? - A walnut-tree frame.</p>
<p>Q.Was it a brass candlestick? - Yes, they are all here. (Produced.)</p>
<p>Norwood. They are mine.</p>
<p>Q. Were these the things that were let with the lodgings? - Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Norwood knows that I did not mean to leave the lodgings, and his wife told me that she would be thoroughly satisfied if the things were replaced, that was all that she required, and Mr. Norwood would have made it up in the public house, but he was told it was too late.</p>
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<p>I am one of the officers of the city and admiralty. I have known the prisoner at the bar for ten or a dozen years, living with a gentleman of my acquaintance, one Mr. Parr, at Hoxton, who died suddenly or he would have left her a legacy, I know he wished to provide for her; and I know a very capital tradesman in the city that kept her company for some years.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am the son of the prosecutor,
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<p>Q. Was it perfectly dark? - It was quite dark.</p>
<p>Q.Was it so dark that out of doors you could not discern the features of a man's countenance? - I did not see any body in the street when I went out to the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe when they were taken away? - I was in the kitchen adjoining the shop, at tea.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you left the shop before they were taken? - About half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Was you alarmed with any noise? - Very great noise; the windows were broke, I took the candle and went into the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Then it was so dark you could not discover the features of a man's countenance, you are sure of that? - I am.</p>
<p>Q. Had you observed these watches before you went into the kitchen? - That same day I had put them up and took great notice of them.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you put them? - In the window, hung them up.</p>
<p>Q. And you know they were not taken down before they were stole? - I am sure they were not taken down.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss them as soon as you went into the shop? - No, I did not miss them all till the Monday following.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you look that night at what property was gone? - I had a great many watches then at the window.</p>
<p>Q. Was the glass of the window broke? - Yes, two pancs of glass broke. I was certain there was something gone that evening, but I did not know what it was. That night I looked and I missed nothing but the guts of an old watch. As I was at work on Saturday I missed one of the watches; I happened to think of it, I recollected that I hung up such a watch in the window, on Thursday, and I never saw it when I took them down at night, and after that I missed another on Saturday, and the third I missed on Monday.</p>
<p>Q. How many did you miss in the whole? - Three, and the guts of another.</p>
<p>Q. And how many glasses? - I did not take particular notice.</p>
<p>Q. Were any one of the watches in a shagreen case? - Yes, there was one.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember a metal seal? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You don't know the person who took them, any thing about him? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing about the property since? - The property is here in one of the witnesses hands.</p>
<p>THOMAS BURROWS sworn.</p>
<p>I am a serjeant in the West Sussex militia. I know the prisoner at the bar, he is a private in the some company.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know about this robbery? - I found the watches in a barn, called Webb's barn, in the Cowley-road, abouts quarter of a mile from Uxbridge; they were buried in the diit. These things the witness went and shewed me where they were.</p>
<p>Q.Have you had them in your possession ever since? - No, I left the along with my landlord while I came by to London.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know they are the same? - Yes, I know they are the same.</p>
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<p>Q.Have they the same marks now? - Yes.</p>
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<p>I am a militia man; a private in the same company with the prisoner. The prisoner came to my house on Saturday night.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember what Saturday night it was? - No, I cannot give an account of that.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect how long ago? - I have been in prison three weeks. About a month ago.</p>
<p>Q. Are you an accomplice? Did you go with him? - Yes. He came down to my house on Saturday night for his shirt; my wife used to wash for him, he came for his shirt to put on a Sunday, he had a watch in his pocket. I said to him, you have a watch in your pocket; he said he had, he could fell me one, with that I asked him to let me look at it; in consequence of which he brought down to me on the Sunday following a green shagreen case watch.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know it again if you was to see it? - I did not take any particular notice. (Shewn the shagreen case watch.) This is very much like it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe it to be like it? - Yes, I do. After he brought it down on Sunday. I did not like it, with that he made answer and said, I have got another, with that he fetched the other down, which I looked at; I made answer and said, sure enough, you have not stole them? you could not come by them honestly. Honestly, says he, what do you mean by that? I should not have thought of that; with that he left them at my house on Sunday for me to take my choice, if I was a mind to have them; they were there on Sunday, and on Monday night when I told him I would not have any thing to do with them, I was afraid he did not come honestly by them. On Tuesday I told him to come down and take them away, they should not be there; with that he came down and seemed very uneasy, with that he takes them and says, I will go and hide them; with that I walks along with him down to the barn, about a quarter of a mile from town, which he went in and asked me to lend him my bavonet, which he took from my scabbard, and scrapes a hole and buried them, and says, they would not be found there.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the road to Cowley? was it in that part particular? - Yes, it was on the left hand side.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in West's barn? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know it by that name? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How far from town? - About a quarter of a mile, it may be a little more, I cannot say for that. After he had buried them he begged I would not say any thing about them. He then told me he had stole them from a watch maker's in town; that he walked backwards and forwards twenty times before he could find an opportunity, and that when he found an opportunity he broke the glass with a stick, and took out the watches, and I told the serjeant of it.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to tell the serjeant? - Because I thought it was more prudent to let the serjeant know of it, because I was afraid I should get into the wrong of it.</p>
<p>Q.You told the serjeant of your own accord? - Yes.</p>
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<p>I am a serjeant and clerk to the West Sussex regiment at Uxbridge. On the 16th of December I was at the King's-head, at one Mr. North's, the landlord, I heard serjeant Burrows say -</p>
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<p>Q. Did any body say it would be better for him to confess, or that it would be worse for him if he did not? - No.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say? - He said he stole the watches out of the window behind the King's arms, on Thursday night before that, which was the 11th of that month. I asked him how he broke the window? he told me with a stick, and he took the watches out, that is all I know about it.</p>
<p>- MARRIOTT sworn.</p>
<p>I am a constable, and the prisoner was given into my charge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing? - I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Ask serjeant Burrows to my character.</p>
<p>Burrows. I cannot say any thing in his behalf.</p>
<p>Court to Broom. Can you say any thing to his character? - I cannot.</p>
<p>Collett. I know the watches, I had them all to repair, and by the work that I have done to them I can swear to them, they beiong to other people, I had them all to repair.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before you went into the street after the window was broke? - Immediately.</p>
<p>Q. And it was so dark as you mentioned then? - It was.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was that your usual remedy when you are ill? - When it came I could not drink it. I desired her to mix it among some mint and balm tea that was in a bason, and she mixed it, and seemed to lament over me that I was ill. I have no wife nor child; I have a single room, and have lived this forty years under the roof. Afterwards she withdrawed from the bedside and went to the fireside; she sat on the bed, when she was on the bed then she drank with me, and she withdrawed to the fireside where the watch hung underneath the mantle-piece.</p>
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<p>Q.Had any body been in the room between the time but her? - No living creature. When she had got the watch, I fancy she was so frustrated that she did not know what to do with it. At eight o'clock a little girl came and knocked at my door, and called me by my name, and told me the time of the night, and when she had so done I arose and got some part of my things on, and then I applied for a light.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought you the light? - I got it myself with the tinder box, as I usually did, and I took the light to see what o'clock it was and missed the watch, and it so surprised me that you might have knocked me down with a feather, and I put the remainder of my things on.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know any thing of the number or maker's name? - No, I did not. I put on the rest of my clothes and went after the prisoner; I followed her to her lodgings, and she had absconded from thence by robbing the servant girl of a box of clothes. She had been gone a fortnight.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do next? - I went to my duty.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have known this man some time, ask him if he did not strike a light and light me down stairs himself.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. That was at eight o'clock when I struck a light.</p>
<p>Court. She was with you before eight o'clock? - Yes, but she did not stay with me above twenty minutes, or half an hour.</p>
<p>Q.How long had she been gone when you struck a light? - Three hours at least.</p>
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<p>A few days after this watch was lost, the information came down to our office; I am a police officer at Whitechapel; me and other officers had been after this woman different times; on the 26th of December I found her in Whitechapel, in a public house, I brought her to the office and searched her minutely, but found nothing on her but the duplicate of an handkerchief and an old gown, which I went and saw, but they were of no value.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. When had you gone to bed and locked your door? - Just at four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. When did this woman come to your door? - A little before five. It is a spring lock; nobody could come in, and there was no key hole to the door.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have known this man some time, and I used to cohabit with him, and he used to come backward and forward to my lodgings, and he wanted me to come and live entirely with him. I met him one day in Whitechapel, and he desired I would call on him, and this day I had been at Whitechapel-road and I called on him, and he asked if it was me? and I said, it was Mrs. Peelthorpe. He said he was very glad I come as he wanted some gin; I went for some for him, and he desired I would come and lay down in the bed; I told him I could not stay; I fat with him and then went about my business; he said if I would come back again he would light a fire, and he got up and struck a light to light a fire, and lighted me down stairs, and told me to go over to the public house to get something and he would come over to me.</p>
<p>Court to Simkins. How old are you? - If I live till next April I am seventy years old.</p>
<p>Jury. How do you get into your room when you are out? - I have two locks on the door besides that spring lock; a padlock and a wooden lock, and I put the
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before the Lord CHIEF BARON.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoners at the bar? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know them at the time these coals were taken? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q.What was their business? - The one was to drive the waggon;
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<p>Q.Were they taken out of a waggon? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And what was the other? - The other was engaged by William Russell, to assist him to unload.</p>
<p>Q. From whence were the coals fetched? - From the Bank-side, Southwark.</p>
<p>Q. Where were they to be carried to? - To Gloucester-street, Hoxton.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them put into the waggon? - I did, I counted the number of sacks myself.</p>
<p>Q. How many were put in? - Thirty-five.</p>
<p>Q. Were they full? - As full as they generally are.</p>
<p>Q. Were they your property or was you answerable for them? - Answerable for them only as a wharsinger.</p>
<p>Q. And then the two prisoners went off with them? - No, only one from the wharf, Russell, the other was hired by the waggoner as he went along.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see him hired? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether any coals that these sacks contained were missing? - When they came to the place they were missing.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that from your own knowledge or the information of others? - From the information of others.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. You would not be liable to pay any money if these coals were lost? - I conceive not.</p>
<p>Q. Whose coals were they? - The coals cf John Metcalse, as is mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Who is it that pays the waggon? - I do.</p>
<p>Court. Then he is answerable.</p>
<p>Q. To whom do you charge it to? - To Metcalse.</p>
<p>Q. And that is the custom of the trade? - Quite so.</p>
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<p>I am an officer belonging to Worship-street. On Monday the 29th of December I was standing at the office door, a gentleman came up to me and says, there is something going wrong in that waggon, which then was past our office almost.</p>
<p>Q. Who was driving the waggon? - The waggon was then stopped.</p>
<p>Q. Who had the care of the waggon? - Both the prisoners.</p>
<p>Q. What did you observe? - I saw Watkins take a sack of coals out of the waggon by the assistance of Russell, I see Watkins take them into Brockwell's house; I followed him in, and instantly I got in there was a little closet that was behind the door on the right hand, in
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<p>Mr. Knapp. Well, Mr. Officer, this was in the day time, was it not? - No, it was not, it was between six and seven in the evening; it was quite dusk, I will not be particular to the hour.</p>
<p>Q. In what place was this? - In Worship-street.</p>
<p>Q. That is pretty near in the way to Hoxton? - Oh, it is certainly.</p>
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<p>I keep a chandler's shop, and am in the coal trade, in Gloucester-street, Hoxton. I was to have thirty-five sacks of Mr. Bee, delivered. I was the person that bought the coals, and there were only thirty-four delivered.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp to Bee. These coals that you have described, you have seen, I take it for granted? - I see them when they went away from the wharf.</p>
<p>Q. If you had seen them afterwards, would you have taken upon yourself to swear to them? - Certainly not.</p>
<p>Q. You don't mean to swear that they are your property? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them put into the cart? - I did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how they were fastened? - With a tail rope quite fast.</p>
<p>Prisoner Russell. I did not load my waggon with the coals, neither did I tie it in. I offered to pay for the coals when the tail rope broke off my waggon.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you a widow? - Yes. By your leave I must beg to recommend the prisoner to the mercy of the court.</p>
<p>Q. Stop, we don't know whether he is guilty yet. Where do you live? - In
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<p>Q. Do you
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179501140023"/>Q. What time was it you lost your property, these velveret breeches? - I believe it was on the 5th of this month; Monday sevenight.</p>
<p>Q. Was you in the shop at the time? - Yes, I shewed the prisoner some breeches.</p>
<p>Q. How many pair did you sell him? - None. I shewed him some.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any body in the shop besides you and the prisoner? - Yes, a child was in the shop, who is the chief evidence. I did not see him take the breeches then, but I suspected he had taken them, and I sent the child after him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give any alarm? - Yes, I sent my grand child after him; there was an alarm given.</p>
<p>Q. Was he brought back? - Yes, I see him in about ten minutes after he went out, or thereabouts; or it may be twelve minutes.</p>
<p>Q.Were the breeches brought back at the same time? - They were picked up in the street before the prisoner came back, my grandson picked them up.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you been sworn? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How old are you? - Twelve years old the 18th of this month.</p>
<p>Q. What will become of you if you swear that that is false? - Go to the naughty man.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner and see if ever you knew him before? - Yes, he came down to my grandmother's the 5th of January, Monday, about half after six in the evening; I stood by the prisoner in the shop, and when he went out my grandmother said she had missed two pair of breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him come into the shop? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q.What did he do when he came into the shop? - He cheapened some breeches.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do on her missing some breeches? did you go out after him? - Yes, she bid me, and when I went out I see him drop a pair of breeches on the pavement next door; he ran up the street, and I called out stop thief, and he turned up a gateway; I went to the bottom of the gateway and called out stop thief, and see him standing against the wall a little farther up, and he came down and said, what! what! and he ran into the road and I ran after him, and my mamma stood on the pavement and said, which is the man? and I said, that is the man; and she ran after him, and me too, but I soon turned back and went up the alley, and in the alley picked up a pair of breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in the alley where the prisoner had been? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see him throw down those in the alley? - No.</p>
<p>Q.As to the other pair of breeches that you see him throw down what became of them? - I only see that one pair fall in the street.</p>
<p>Q. There was one pair dropped in the alley; you did not see him drop them; then I think you said, he dropped a pair by the door? - He did, but he picked them up, and ran further on with them. Presently after I had picked up the first pair, I was sent of an errand, and in passing by I see something lay white against the wall, and I went up and found it was another pair of breeches in the same alley.</p>
<p>Q. What was done with these two pair of breeches? - I brought them home, I gave them to my grandmamma.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the man, did you see him stopped in the street? - He kept running on, one Mr. Merchant ran after him, and followed him, and I went home with the breeches.</p>
<p>Q. During all the time that this man
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<p>Q. Look at the man; did you see his face at any time? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you prefectly sure that is the man that had the breeches on him? - Yes, I am sure of that.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you see him after he was taken; after you see him with the breeches? - About ten minutes; but first I was sent into Grub-street, before I see him at my grandmother's house he was at a shoemaker's shop in Grub-street, he went in to cheapen some shoes.</p>
<p>- MERCHANT sworn.</p>
<p>I fell coals just by Mrs. Ballard's. I was standing at my own door that night, and heard this little boy crying stop thief; this prisoner was running along the middle of the road, I followed him along Whitecross-street, till he turned up Chifwell-street, and then he walked leisurely, and I walked after him, he ran but a very little way; he turned down Grub-street, and I followed him about a quarter the length of the street, some way down, and he crossed over, and he went to look in at a window where they sell shoes, and he went in there and began to cheapen some shoes, and I went to Mr. Davis, a constable, and acquainted him that he had certainly done something that he should not do at Mrs. Ballard's, because they cried out stop thief; but he said I must go and fetch the prosecutrix, and I went and fetched them, and this little boy, and he said he was the man. I left him in the shop while I went to the constable; all I know is, that he was the person that ran up the road at the cry of stop thief.</p>
<p>- DAVIS sworn.</p>
<p>I am a constable. I produce two pair of breeches, I got them from the prosecutrix before the justice; I had got the charge of the prisoner, I have had them ever since. (Produced.)</p>
<p>Q.to Bird. Are these the two pair of breeches that you carried home and gave to your grandmother? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were they of that colour? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were they in a part of the alley where the prisoner had been? - Yes, where he stood.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. They are my breeches, I missed them from the counter.</p>
<p>Q. Were they on the counter when the prisoner was there? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Were they the very breeches he cheapened? - Yes, the same.</p>
<p>Q.How many might be on the counter more than these two pair? - There were four or five pair.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was going up to my sister's, through Whitecross-street, to let them know my wife was very bad in bed; with that there I was coming along Whitecross-street, and there came a man just as I got about the middle of the way, running along, and had liked to have pushed me into the kennel, with that I steps out into the highway, and walks on (my sister lives in Grub-street, up a turning) and I went to Grub-street, and this man came and followed me into a shop, where I was cheapening a pair of shoes; he came in with a woman and this lad, and she said, it was a lustier man than I; and the constable says, please you, will you go with me to the shop? says I, where is it; says he, in Whitecross-street; says I, I will with all my heart. The young body would have let me gone about my business, though I was willing to go back to the shop; I have gentlemen to prove my character, that I never was before a
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<p>The prisoner called three witnesses to his character, who said he was brought up a weaver.</p>
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<p>Q. What is your partner's name? -
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<p>Q. What have you to say against the prisoner? - She was a
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<p>Q. Did she live in the house? - We have two houses adjoining, but no communication between them.</p>
<p>Q. She lived with Mr. Thornhill? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Was the property stolen from the house? - From the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Is the shop at Mr. Thornhill's house? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see her take the property, I suppose? - No. We had some reason to suspect some things were missing, and suspected the prisoner. Mr. Thornhill, in consequence of that, made some enquiries, and we discovered the property, and that led to charge her with it. I charged her with it, she denied it.</p>
<p>Q. What did you charge the prisoner with? - With the suspicion of having robbed us. I then requested of Mr. and Mrs. Thornhill to examine her box; they did so.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the box examined? - I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that the things in the indictment were missing from the shop, of your own knowledge? - The three gold shirt pins and silver box I know to be our property.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss this property before it was found? - I had a suspicion that property was missing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss this identical property? - I cannot say that I did. I have only to say, that that property being found with our marks upon it, I can identify it.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. You have said that you did not miss this identieal property? - I did not miss them.</p>
<p>Q. You say these identical pieces of property were once your property? - I do.</p>
<p>Q. Perhaps you cannot say that they have not been sold? - I do not believe they have been sold.</p>
<p>Q. But you don't know it in point of fact, that they have not been sold? - I do not.</p>
<p>Q.Have you any other partner? - I have not.</p>
<p>Mrs. THORNHILL sworn.</p>
<p>Q. Are you the wife of
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179501140026"/>Q.What do you know about this? was this girl a servant of your's? - She was.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you had her? - About three months.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a character with her? - I had.</p>
<p>Q. A written or a verbal one? - A verbal one.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you charge her? - I had suspicion of the things that she had taken. I went up with my husband up to her apartment to examine her boxes.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what day that might be? - I really cannot recallect; I think it was the Monday preceding Christmas-day; I suppose about one or two o'clock in the day.</p>
<p>Q.Who was with you? - My husband, Mr. Thornhill.</p>
<p>Q.Was the prisoner in the room with you? - She was.</p>
<p>Q. Had you challenged her with any thing before this? - I had.</p>
<p>Q. Did she go up stairs with you? - She went up with us.</p>
<p>Q. What did you challenge her with? - Saying, that she had taken property; The cried a good deal, and seemed not to say much to it. After we had opened the boxes, and Mr. Thornhill had gone down stairs, I interrogated her a good deal, begged of her by all means to consess.</p>
<p>Q. Did you search her boxes? - Yes, one box. I told her she was in a very unhappy situation, and I told her if she would confess I would do all in my power to mitigate her punishment.</p>
<p>Q.Then we must not hear of any confession, after that, did you find any thing in the room? - She delivered up three hat pins in consequence of my interrogating her to acknowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Three hat pins? - No, three handkerchief or breast pins, whatever you please to call them, gold.</p>
<p>Q. Are they shirt pins? - Handkerchief or shirt pins.</p>
<p>Q. Did she deliver up any thing else? - A little twistling or two. They have been kept, I delivered them to the constable.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. This is a very young girl, I believe; about sixteen, I believe? - I cannot pretend to say that I know her age particularly; I do not pretend to say that she is sixteen, or sixteen and a half.</p>
<p>Q. You can tell whether she is a young girl or an old woman? - She is not an old woman, but she can better inform you her age.</p>
<p>Q. Are these gold pins do you say? - I do.</p>
<p>Q. I would ask you what you said to this girl; if you did not go farther and tell her she should never be prosecuted if she would confess? - I told her I would do all in my power to mitigate her punishment.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you tell her that so far from being brought to any punishment at all, she might go home to her friends? - I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you permit her to go away for several days before you took her up? - The gentlemen can better inform you than I can, for I was exceedingly discomposed.</p>
<p>Q.How soon after was it you took her up? - I believe it was the day following.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you permit her to quit the house? - She was permitted to fetch her uncle, that she said she had.</p>
<p>Q. And she came back again to the house? - Not in service.</p>
<p>Q. You in point of fact, permitted her to quit your service? - She went to fetch her uncle.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you from that time consider her as discharged from your service? - No doubt of that, she was not a servant.</p>
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<p>Q. As her uncle would not come she could not bring him? - That I know nothing of.</p>
<p>Q. So that night if she had staid away you would not have prosecuted her? - It was not my business to do it.</p>
<p>Q. Nor Mr. Thornhill's neither. I observe that Mr. Thornhill is not here to day? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Neither you nor Mr. Thornhill would have prosecuted her if she had not come back? - It was not my province.</p>
<p>Court. After she had delivered you these gold rings she went out of your house and returned again? - She did.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. She understood she was forgiven.</p>
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<p>Q. Does Mr. Norton live in the same house with Mr. Thornhill? - No.</p>
<p>Q. You attend the shop? - I do. On the 17th of December, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I had some business to go into the shop, and I saw the prisoner at the drawer where the gold feals come out of.</p>
<p>Q. Is that drawer kept under lock and key? - It was not locked, it was behind the counter.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner was she at the drawer? - I saw it open with her hand in the drawer; I said nothing to her.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any suspicion at the time? - I really had not.</p>
<p>Q. Did it not occur to you an odd thing that a domestic servant should be at that drawer? - I told my master, James Norton.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him of it the same day? - No, I don't know whether it was the same day, or perhaps a day or two after; I do not recollect. When I went into the shop she seemed to be rather surprised, and she shut the drawer in a hurry, and the words she said are these, Tommy, where are the candles? She spoke to a son of Mr. Thornhill's, that was in the counting house.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. So that at the time this past there was a young man entrusted with the care of the shop, in the shop as well as you? - Yes, in the counting house.</p>
<p>Q. So you could not have any suspicion because you found there a person whose interest it was to watch her? Where was this drawer? - In the shew glass, in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Where was this young man? - In the counting house.</p>
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<p>I was the officer that was sent for. I produce three pins and a silver patch box, I believe they call it; I received them of Mrs. Norton. The Lord Mayor's clerk gave them to Mrs. Norton afterwards, and I called upon Mrs. Norton to day to get the things to go before the grand jury. I believe they are the same things.</p>
<p>- SPINCKE sworn.</p>
<p>I am a pawnbroker. I produce a pair of buckles, two cornelian seals, set in gold, I believe they are. I bought them, of whom I don't know, it was a woman.</p>
<p>Q. What day was it? - On the 17th of December.</p>
<p>Q. Have you kept them ever since? - Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Norton deposed to the pins being his property, by his mark being on them.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys to Mr. Norton. I observe the marks that are on them would of course accompany them to any body to whom they might have been sold? - No doubt of it.</p>
<p>Q. That only enables you to say that they were once your's? - Certainly.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179501140028"/>Q. Though you are inclined to think that they were not sold, yet you cannot venture to swear that they had not gone out of your shop by sale? - I don't chuse to do it. With respect to any promise that has been made, I know nothing about it; I come forward, only as a citizen, to do my duty.</p>
<p>Court to Mrs. Thornhill. I think you said nothing about the box in your evidence before; did you receive the box from the prisoner? - I did.</p>
<p>Mr. Norton. The box is mine.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. You don't carry your evidence further to the box than you do to the pins, though you believe it has not been sold, yet you cannot venture to swear that it has not? - Certainly not.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What are you? - I am a servant to Mr. Hanson.</p>
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<p>Q. Who is Mr. Gossett? - One that belongs to Mr. Hanson. I delivered the prisoner up to Mr. Gossett, and then I left him. I know no more. He was examined afterwards.</p>
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<p>I was sent for on the 18th of December; I am a constable. About two o'clock I came to the warehouse of Mr. Hanson and Co. Thames-street; what they call Paul's-whars. I then found the prisoner, Badger, by the warehouse door, with his hat laying on the ground, with the crown downward; I see in his hat this quantity of coffee, which is three pounds and a half; it has been in my possession ever since; I then took him into the counting house to search him further, and I found in his breeches this quantity consisting of eleven pounds and a half, not in his pockets, but put round him, I took it from him, and I have had it in my possession ever since.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. This is unroasted coffee, I believe? - It is.</p>
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<p>I am a grocer.</p>
<p>Q. Are you concerned in Mr. Hanson's house? - No, I live in Paul's-chain, near to Mr. Hanson's, not a stone's throw from it. I was going down Thames-street and I saw the constable, and he said, I have got a charge, you are a judge of coffee, will you go down with me? and I went down and was an eye witness of the coffee being taken out of the crown of his hat, and the knees of his breeches. For satisfaction, I offered it to be weighed in my shop, and it weighed upwards of fourteen pounds.</p>
<p>Q.to Tealing. Was the prisoner employed by Mr. Hanson? - He is a jour
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<p>Q. Was there any coffee on Mr. Hanson's premises? - A great deal; a great many casks.</p>
<p>Q. Was these casks open? - It is their business to open them, and inclose them again, to cooper the casks.</p>
<p>Q. Then it was easy for any one so employed to take the coffee if he was disposed? - It was nothing but coffee that these coopers came about then.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner at the bar your servant or apprentice? - No, I never knew him; I never knew of the loss of the cloth till I heard of it; I lost it from my war house.</p>
<p>Q. When had you last seen it before it was stole? - I cannot recollect having seen it for some time; it has my mark and stamp on it, and it appears by my book that I never sold that piece.</p>
<p>Q. Your servant might have sold it in your absence? - It is regular to enter every thing sold in the book.</p>
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<p>Last Thursday morning, about half after eight o'clock, I saw the prisoner in company with two more, looking into different warehouses in Basinghall-street, looking into windows and door ways; I perceived the prisoner at the bar to open the door of Mr. Andrews's warehouse, and walked in; I see him go in, and had suspicion he was going to bring something out; I went after a constable; returning back I see Prior, the officer, with the prisoner, and the property under his arm in the street.</p>
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<p>I have got a piece of cloth, the prisoner brought it out of Mr. Andrews's warehouse; I was on the opposite side of the way, I saw him come out of the door with it; I detected him within ten yards of Mr. Andrews's warehouse; he said, if I would forgive him, he would not do so any more.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. That piece is my property, I know it from a seal that it has, and the character of the cost price.</p>
<p>Q. Did you mark it yourself? - No, it has a leaden stamp with -</p>
<p>Q. You have no doubt of its being your property? - No, none in the least.</p>
<p>The prisoner called five witnesses who said, his father was a coach-maker, he had been to sea, and was now with his father, and they knew nothing but honestly by him.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What is the most moderate value of that twenty-nine pounds of tea? - Two pounds thirteen shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Any thing else did you lose? - Three pounds of green tea, value 9s. and twelve pounds weight of coffee, value one pound thirteen shillings. I sent my man with these goods and a chest, which they were tied to, to the Spur inn, in the Borough; his name is
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<p>Q. Did you yourself see them sent out of your shop? - I did; I helped the man up with the load.</p>
<p>Q.When did you see your goods? - I heard of them again the same evening, before my servant returned; I did not see them that evening, but I was informed they were in the hands of the constable.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see them? - The day after Christmas Day, before the Lord Mayor, on the 26th of December.</p>
<p>Q.What happened on your seeing them there? - I knew them to be my property.</p>
<p>Q.Were they still in the same packages? - Exactly the same as they went from my house.</p>
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<p>Q. You are the servant that was sent with these goods to the Spur inn, in the Borough? - Yes. I pitched my load at the pitching block in Cannon street, and a man came up to me and asked me the road to the Swan with two Necks, Lad-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Who was that man? - I don't know, a stranger.</p>
<p>Q. Not the prisoner? - I believe not. I told him the second turning would take him into Cheapside; he asked me twice, I repeated to him the same.</p>
<p>Q. Did you come away from your load at the time you was directing him to the Swan with two Necks? - No, I had the fight of the chest nearly all the time.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing tied to the chest? - Yes, a bag.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what the bag contained? - Tea and coffee, I expect, I did not see it packed.</p>
<p>Q. Who helped you up with it? - My master.</p>
<p>Q. What happened to you? - I went to take up my load from the pitching block and I found the bag gone. I was very uneasy about it, but I thought it proper to take the chest to the Spur inn, and so I did.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That man that stands there told the Lord Mayor that he packed the parcel himself, and tied the bag, and every thing.</p>
<p>Witness. I sewed part of the bag.</p>
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<p>I am constable and patrol of Dowgate ward. On the 24th of December, a little before six o'clock at night, I was in Thames-street, I saw the prisoner at the bar with this package on his shoulder.</p>
<p>Q. Has that been in your custody ever since? - It has; it is in exact the same
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<p>Q. You are sure he used the word pitched? - He said it stuck up against the door.</p>
<p>Q.Can you say whether he used the word pitched or stuck up? - I cannot possibly recollect, he said it was at a door; I then told him I should detain the goods and take him to the compter. I left the goods at the watch-house, and a young man in care of the goods, while I went to the compter, with other assistance, as there were some men came to the watch-house and said they knew something of him; one man that came back to the watch-house was the man that was with him, that said it was his property first, and afterwards denied it; and so I left a young man with the property, left they should take it away while I was gone. When I came back the young man said, I have found a bill of parcels and permit at the top of of the bag, which led to a discovery of the master it belonged to. I knew nothing of that till I came back from the compter. I then went to Mr. Bateman, and informed him of the matter; Mr. Bateman saw the goods the day after Christmas Day, before the Lord Mayor, Mr. Bateman's man saw the goods the same night he lost them.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Christmas Eve I was going to see a friend over in the Borough, I was asked to come over and sup with them; I was coming through Bow church-yard, there was another strange young man coming along; I see something laying against the church wall, and he and I goes and looks at it, it was a parcel just by the pump; so says I, here is a parcel here, and he took it up on his back, and carried it a considerable way past Garlick-hill, when I took and carried it till that gentleman stopped me with it. I knew nothing of it till I see it lay up against the church wall in Bow church-yard; that is all I know of it.</p>
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<p>JOHN THOMPSON sworn.</p>
<p>My wife keeps a little cook's shop.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - I remember seeing a person that answers to her description going out of the house, she had a large hair broom under her arm; I did not suspect her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before that? - No.
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<p>Q. What do you know of the sheet and copper candlestick? did you miss them? - I did.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the sheet? - On the bed; the candlestick one of the young men had it to light him to bed; I believe, to the best of my knowledge, John Barnes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever employ the prisoner at your house? - No, never.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it you saw her go out? - Between twelve and two at noon, on the 30th of December.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the woman afterwards? - I see her the next day when I took her.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the woman you took was the same woman that you saw go out of the house? - I could not swear to it because it was through a glass partition. The sheet and candlestick are not found, but the other property, belonging to my two lodgers.</p>
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<p>Q. Were your things found? - Yes, one pair of boots belonging to me, and one pair of stockings.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you lose them from? - From my lodgings, on the 30th of December; I saw the things the morning I lost them.</p>
<p>Q. Are they here? - The pawnbroker has them.</p>
<p>Q. Was you at home when they were stole? - No, I was at work.</p>
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<p>I have got a pair of boots and a coat, the prisoner at the bar brought them to me.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did she pledge them for? - For four shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did she tell you how she came by them? - No, she did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had she ever pledged any thing with you before? - Yes, she had, as much as once or twice before.</p>
<p>Q. When was it she pledged them? - On the 30th of December, to the best of my recollection about three o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where Thompson's house is? - No, I do not.</p>
<p>Q. to Thompson. Where do you live? - In
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<p>Q. to Wells. How far are you from Ray-street? - In Turnmill-street, about a quarter of a mile, not farther.</p>
<p>Barnes. These boots are mine, I know them by the marks that the boot maker wrote in them.</p>
<p>Q. What is your employment? - I am a
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<p>Q. What marks have you on the stockings? - I had an accident a few nights before I lost them, I ripped a hole on the instep, and my washer woman darned it up.</p>
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<p>Q. To Wells. How far is Rag Fair from your house? - I cannot say, a mile, or a mile and half.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>On the 1st of November last, I lost a funnel, I found it under the prisoner's cloak, I did not miss it at all.</p>
<p>Q.Were there any other goods afterwards found that belonged to you? - Yes, a pint pot; I did not take it from her, the constable took it from her at Marlborough-street.</p>
<p>Q.What had the prisoner at the bar to do with these things? - Here is the constable that took the pot from her.</p>
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<p>Mr. Bramwell sent for me on the 1st of November, to take the prisoner into custody for stealing the funnel; I took her to Marlborough-street office, and I locked her up till Mr. Bramwell came, and after Mr. Bramwell came she dropped a pint pot there, from under her petticoat; and after that I took her before the magistrate.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing of a funnel? - Yes, the funnell was put into my care, Mr. Bramwell found the funnel on her.</p>
<p>Q. To Bramwell. What was the reason for sending for the constable? - Because I detected the funnel on her. I
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<p>Q. Had she been employed about your house? - Occasionally, to go of an errand or so, for these six or seven years past; there was a black man that used to black shoes at the door, and she passed for his wife.</p>
<p>Q. What led you to suspect any thing? - I see the funnel under her cloak as she was going out of my house, I was just coming to the door as she got out; I see a large bulge, and I suspected, and I lifted up her cloak, and found the funnel just under her cloak; I know it by its general appearance, I have had it about five or six or seven years; as to the pot I know it to be mine, because it has my name on it.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen the effects last, before they were missing? - My wife was saying before this woman, that she had lost a dozen pots this week, and this woman made a reply, and said, I wish their hands might drop off who took them.</p>
<p>Q. When had you seen this pot before? - I cannot say, they are in general use about the house.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - Yes, she lived next door to me.</p>
<p>Q.When did you see the shift before it was stole? - The 9th of November, Sunday, it hung out in the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss it there? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How soon afterwards did you see it? - About four hours afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see the prisoner take it? - No.</p>
<p>Q.Is the shift here? - Yes, I fancy it is.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I know the prisoner at the bar, from coming to my shop.</p>
<p>Q. Has she been ofter? - Not very often; two or three times. I produce a shift, she pledged it with me the 10th of November last, she said she pledged it for another person; she desired to have it in the name of an article she pledged out.</p>
<p>Q. What did she pledge it for? - One shilling and sixpence.</p>
<p>Q. You are sure it is the prisoner? - Yes.</p>
<p>Mrs. Nash. This is my shift, I know it by the mark M. H. it is my mother's shift, my mother gave me two of them, her name is
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<p>Prisoner. On Sunday before she went out, I went and borrowed a flat iron of her, she lent me two instead of one; I asked her if she could lend me eighteen-pence, she said no, she had no money, but if I liked it, I might take the shift to pawn for eighteen-pence.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I never lent it to her to pawn, it was hung out to dry.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q.When had you seen that watch before it was missing? - I see the watch on Christmas Day, about four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss it? - About four minutes after.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to miss it? - The prisoner came into my house on Sunday, and he was there then, and he says, give me a dinner as it was Christmas Day; and I told him I was in distress enough, I could not think of any such thing.</p>
<p>Q.Was he a perfect stranger to you? - I never saw him before Sunday. He said it was a common rule to give a dinner on Christmas Day; I told him I had it not for myself.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was this? - Four o'clock. He then said he would go and treat me with something to drink; I told him I would not taste any thing, if he brought it I would neither drink it nor touch it; I beseeched him to go out of my house and I would forgive him the four days he owed me.</p>
<p>Q.Then he had been with you before? - Yes, as a lodger from the Sunday before Christmas Day.</p>
<p>Q. You missed the watch then? - No, not directly. My husband is in a club, and the steward of the club came in at the providential hour that this man came, and the steward stood leaning with his stick at the foot of the bed, and an old gentlewoman, an old acquaintance of mine, stood at the side of the bed, and I saw the steward to the door, and I said to this old acquaintance of mine, pray come and sit down and warm yourself, and sitting down I found the loss of the noise of the watch, I jumped up, and it was only four minutes after four by the clock.</p>
<p>Q.Where did the watch usually hang? - By the fire place, by the side of the chimney.</p>
<p>Q. If I understand you right, the steward of the club on this Christmas Day came to your husband's room? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q.He was then ill in bed? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Was the prisoner in the room at that time? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. If I take you right, you was discoursing with the steward of the club? - Both the steward and myself were discoursing with my husband.</p>
<p>Q.When did you miss the watch after this conversation? - I see Mr. Lister and the steward both go out together to the door; Mr. Lister told me if I did not chuse to give him a dinner, he would fetch me a pint of brandy, or any thing else I chose. I told him I would not drink with him.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss the watch? - Presently on shutting the door after the steward and this man likewife, I fat down, a gentlewoman, an intimate acquaintance of mine was by the bed side with my husband, and I said, Mrs. Poplar, sit down by me, and I missed the found of the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell what fort of a watch this is? - It is a metal watch, tortoiseshell outside; only the day before I bought a key to regulate the watch, like a bellows, with my own hands.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hang that key to the watch? - Yes, with my own hands.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see it again? - I see it again in about an hour afterwards, at Mr. Chambers's, in Glass-house-fields, the Nag's-head. I employed four men to go different ways, and myself went to all the pawnbrokers to stop it.</p>
<p>Q. Is Mr. Chambers a pawnbroker? - No, he is a publican. After I missed the watch, I went to a public house I commonly use, I went and told them that the boatswain, (not knowing his
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<p>Q.Did you go yourself to the house? - I did, and they enquired of me what the watch was like; the man was in possession then. I would not wish to prosecute him if I possibly could help it.</p>
<p>Q. You went to Mr. Chambers's? - Yes, but I did not see the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the watch? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Is the watch here? - I dare say Mr. Chambers has got it.</p>
<p>- CHAMBERS sworn.</p>
<p>This prisoner came to my house on Christmas Eve about five o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q.You keep a public house, do you? - Yes, he called for a couple of pennyworth of bread and cheese, and a pint of purl, which I served him; after sitting a bit I asked him for the money, and he could not find any. He said he had been receiving some pension money and bought a watch that cost him four guineas, and he asked me if I would buy it? I told him I would have nothing to do with it; he asked me two guineas and a half for it, a little while after he said I should have it for a guinea, I would not have it then. There was a young man in the house, and he asked him if he would go and pawn it for him, he would give him a shilling. I told him he should not go out of the house till I was paid the reckoning; says he, if you will give me half a guinea on the watch, I will call in the morning, I told him I would not have any thing to do with it, I told him I thought he had stole it; he told me he had not, he was a very honest man, he had bought it. There was a young fellow that came in that knew where he lodged, and I said to him, I wish you would take a step to see whether he has not stole that watch from his lodgings or not, and the young man came back and said he had stole this watch; there were three of the neighbours came down after the young fellow, and the young fellow called me on one side and told me he had stole the watch from his lodgings. As soon as ever these people came I went and accused him of it; and this young fellow says, you have stole your watch from your lodgings, and he owned directly that he had, and he pulled it out of his pocket and gave it to me; then when I got the watch, I asked the people if they knew the marks.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mrs. Ross come down with them? - She came down afterwards; I asked her what sort of a watch it was? and she described it very exactly.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got it here? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a key to it? - Yes, just as it is now, two keys and a seal.</p>
<p>Q. to Mrs. Ross. Did you use to wear it, or your husband? - I used to wear it some years ago, but my husband has wore it of late. I know it perfectly and there are the keys, one I bought the day before of a person that is since dead.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have no occasion to say much, I took the watch in my drunkenness, and I put it in my pocket the same as if it belonged to me; I kept the chain out and went into the public house. It is the first thing I have done since I was born, I always got my living without
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<p>Q.Was it an empty puncheon? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q.What time of night was it? - It was night, between five and six; I heard him throw the puncheon down and roll it round the house, and I opened the door and went out after him and came up to him, and asked him where he was going with the puncheon? he said, what business was that to me? I asked him if it was his? he said yes, he was going home with it. I laid hold of him and sent for an officer. The puncheon is not here.</p>
<p>Q. How did you know it to be your puncheon? - No more than the plantation mark. I saw the puncheon not two minutes before standing in the place where it used to be.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see this puncheon in the possession of the prisoner? - No, I only took charge of him; he appeared to be rather in liquor, and I carried him before the magistrate.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My wife and I were going along Old-street, going into Shoreditch, the night was duskish, the cask was on the belly of it, and there was not room for to go past, and I moved it for my wife to go past, and my child, with that the gentleman hearing the cask making a noise came out, and asked me where I was going to take that cask to? I said, I was going to take it no where, but if it was his, why did not he take it out of the path way? He said he insisted that I was going to steal it, and sent for this gentleman, the constable, and took me to Hog-lane, to the justice's, and swore that I was going to steal it, I told him it was too big for any man to steal, I only moved it out of the way for to make a free passage to pass it.</p>
<p>Q. to Harley. Did you see any wife or child with this man? - Yes. When I laid hold of this man by the collar and held him by the door, a woman came up and said, what do you do there? he said, this gentleman will not let me go, and his wife said, why did not you let the cask alone? why did you not roll it to the green yard?</p>
<p>Q. Was it on the path way? - It stood up close by the side of my cellar window, it is a bye way, wide enough for two carts to pass.</p>
<p>Q. Did the man appear to be drunk or sober? - He appeared not to be very
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you know whether Mr. Courtoy was robbed of any thing? of a man's cloth great coat, two hair wigs, and three candlesticks? - Yes, I think about the 20th of December, I don't know the day of the week.</p>
<p>Q. How came the property of Mr. Courtoy's to be there? - They were in one of the parlour, he is out of the business, but he live in the house.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner were the things missing? - I went down into the yard with master's shoes, and Mr. Courtoy's shoes, and I heard the bell ring, I came up stairs and saw the prisoner go out with the things lapped up in her apron, and I suspected her as a thief, and I followed her down into the Hay-market.</p>
<p>Q. Where is Mr. Courtoy's house? - No.
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<p>Q. Did you see her at the Hay-market? - Yes, I did.</p>
<p>Q. What did you find on her? - A great coat, two wigs, and three brass candlesticks; she dropped them from her apron when I came up to her; I laid hold of her and brought her to the door, and another person picked up the things, and I sent for a constable.</p>
<p>Q. Is that person here? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see her drop the things you mentioned? - Yes, I did. A person picked them up.</p>
<p>Q. In your presence? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What was done with them after? - They were gives to the constable.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them given to the constable? - Yes, and he has had them ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say any thing about them? - I asked her where she was going with them? she said I had nothing at all to do with them; she gave me the lie twice; she said she was going a great way.</p>
<p>Q. In what part of the house were they taken from? - From the middle parlour, there are three parlours.</p>
<p>Q. They are on the same level with the street? - Yes, they are.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you ever see me in your life? - That is the same person.</p>
<p>Q. Had she on a cloak then? - Yes, I think it is the same that she has on now, but I will not be positive. She had on a cloak and bonnet.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you seen them at all since you attended? - No, I have not.</p>
<p>Q.Are they brought here by any body? - I don't know, without they are brought here by the constable.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you ever seen him wear the coat? - Yes, I can swear they are his.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he had the candlestick? - A good many years, I believe, but I cannot really say how long.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. George Courtoy see the things after they were taken from the woman? - He saw them at Bow-street; he did not see them when I took them from the woman.</p>
<p>Q. Did he see the same at Bow-street as you took from the woman? - Yes, he did.</p>
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<p>Court to Bullett. Was there any man near her at the time? - No, I did not see any man.</p>
<p>Q. Was the outer door open? - The passage door is always open in the day time.</p>
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<p>Q. What business are you? - I
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<p>Q. How many partners have you? - Two, Edward and James.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose four pieces of cloth at any time? - Yes, last Friday night, my porter was carrying them out, going toward Bond-street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you send them out? - I did.</p>
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<p>I am porter to Messrs. Kenworthys.</p>
<p>Q. On Friday last had you any order to carry out any linen? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you go out? - Between four and five.</p>
<p>Q. How many pieces? - Four.</p>
<p>Q. You don't know what they contain? - I don't know the length.</p>
<p>Q. Did they contain two hundred yards? - I cannot say. I carried them to the sign of the
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<p>Q. Did you leave the things there? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What happened then? - It staid there a while, I sat a while in the window, I don't know how long. While I was drinking my beer I thought I could perceive it was moved about two or three inches nearer the other end of the block, which made me to take more particular notice of it; I think in about five minutes after I see it going off, I ran out and found it on the prisoner's back.</p>
<p>Q. Quite taken from the window? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. In what street was the prisoner? - It is Butcher-row, Wych-street is the name of the street I believe.</p>
<p>Q. How far was it from the house when you found it on his back? - To the best of my knowledge, about thirty yards. I seized him and asked him what he was doing with my goods? I cannot justly say what he said then, but he said soon after that a man gave him sixpence to carry it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you stop him? - Yes, and brought him back to the public house.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the goods, or what did he do with the goods? - To the best of my knowledge he carried them back, but I cannot really say whether he did or not, but I think he did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you send for a constable, or what did you do? - I believe somebody went for a constable, I did not go myself. I went with him to Bow-street, and took the goods to Bow-street; I did not go to my master at all.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had the goods ever since? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you brought them here? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You have kept them separate from other goods? - Yes. (Produced.)</p>
<p>Kenworthy. I know them by the number and mark.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have got a wife and three children, and work hard for them every day, and go out every morning to get a shilling if I can; I went out that day to the Bank-side and earned a shilling, and out of the shilling I spent sixpence, and I went home and gave my wife the sixpence; I asked her if she had got any thing for supper, she said she had not, I said I would go out and get her something; going down to Butcher-row, I stood to make water just at the Magpie stand, and I see a man who said, coalheaver, if you will carry this load for me I will give you sixpence; says I, I will. Says he, take and carry it up for me to Boswell-court, and I took it on my back, and he went on and I followed him up Newcastle-court, when I got about two yards up the court from the stone steps this man followed me and said, what have you got here? I said, what is that to you? he said, why it is my property; says I, then God bless my heart, I will carry it back again, and I did carry it back to the Magpie. I have been in prison ever since, and what my family have done for victuals and drink I don't know; I am a man well known.</p>
<p>Court to Marland, Did you see any body in his company? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>The prisoner called seven witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Finch. There was a cloth put at the bottom of the basket that the things were put in, and that was put down at first, and we told the magistrate the next morning that that was not stole, and it was struck out. I put my mark on the linen, and I have never seen them since till now; they are the same, there is my mark on them, three black stitches that I put in every one.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of this man? - No, but I understand his name is James Cox, and he lives in Tottenham court road.</p>
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<p>Q.Was the sack your's? - It was not.</p>
<p>Q. Were the oats your's? - I believe it is a hard matter to swear to oats.</p>
<p>Q.They were on your premises? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came they on your premises, was it a borrowed sack? - No, but it was on my premises, how it came there I cannot possibly tell.</p>
<p>Q.Were these sacks of oats that you speak of, those that were found on the prisoner? - Yes, those that he took from the cart house.</p>
<p>Q. Why do you believe that they belonged to you? - Because they are very much like the oats that I have; I have a great many sacks about my yard that are stray sacks.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss any oats from any place? - No, when I have two or three hundred bushels of oats shot down I cannot possibly miss any.</p>
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<p>Q. If it was so dark, how could you make your discovery that your things were gone? - My gown was under the head of my bed, and she awaked me in pulling it from under me, and I felt about immediately and missed my other things, they were altogether.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you see her after? - I see no more of her till I met her by chance in the street, three weeks after, and she had the gown on, and I stopped her and asked her how she could be so cruel to rob me of all my things? she said I was deceived in the person; I said, no, I am not, you know you have got my gown on now, and she made a laugh and ran away, and I catched hold of her and called the watchman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you stop her at that time? - I did.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you ever seen any of your things any where? - I went to the pawnbroker's and redeemed my apron myself, at my own expence, for I had not one to wear.</p>
<p>Q. Is the pawnbroker here? - No. I told him my situation, and he told me I should not have them without I paid for them; the apron and handkerchief were pledged together for one shilling.</p>
<p>Q. There is nobody here from the pawnbroker at all? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the only thing that you recovered? - Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. She told me at Marlborough-street if I would give her the things again she would forgive me; she is nothing but a girl of the town, has never done a stroke of upholstery for this twelve months.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I said if you will return me my things, I don't want to prosecute you.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I borrowed this woman's things to go as far as Hounslow in; there were three more beds in the room besides the bed where I slept in.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you borrow them of? - Of Ann Edwards.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutrix. Did you ever lend her the things? - No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you get your livelihood by working at upholstery? - I do, and when I do not work at the upholstery I work at the army work.</p>
<p>Q. You see the situation of this woman is a very critical one, I hope you are swearing that that is true. Had you any quarrel with this woman? - I have had no quarrel with her, she lived there a very little time.</p>
<p>Q. Is the story you have told here true? - It is.</p>
<p>Jury. What induced the pawnbroker to give you the things? where had you the ticket from? - The prisoner gave me the ticket, and I got my apron out with it.</p>
<p>Q. What upholsterers do you work for? - Mr. Morris, in St. Martin's-lane.</p>
<p>Court. What time was it she gave you the ticket? - At the justice's, for the apron and handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Was the ticket for the apron and handkerchief in one ticket? - Yes, they were.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My friends are all in the country, and I only came to London quite big with child.</p>
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<p>On the 11th instant, last Sunday morning, about one o'clock, as I was returning from Fleet-street to my lodging, in Red Lion-street, Clerkenwell, I was accosted by
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<p>Q. Was you drunk or sober? - I was not sober, otherwise; I should not have done as I did. She asked me if I would go to sleep with her, (this was near the corner of Field-lane, in Saffron-hill,) I consented, she took me to the house of the other prisoner, Mary Maccleugh, I believe, I cannot swear to her name; she is the housekeeper, I believe. I then went into a bed the woman shewed us, in about an hour I felt my breeches,
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<p>Q. When had you last observed this money to be in your pocket in this house? - When I put my hand into my pocket to pay for the bed and give the girl her compliment.</p>
<p>Q. You had paid that? - I had.</p>
<p>Q. Was it loose in your pocket, or in any sort of bag or purse? - It was not in a bag; all loose, the gold and silver together.</p>
<p>Q. What are you by trade? - I am an officer of the excise.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do on this? - I immediately called out, the woman of the house immediately came up and asked me what was the matter? I told her I was robbed of ten guineas and some silver, that I considered her as a party concerned and would call the watch to my assistance; she told me that the girl had gone without her knowledge, and left the street door open; I still insisted on calling the watch, and called repeatedly for some time; she would advise me, she said, to go to bed and sleep till morning, and she would find the girl. I told her, I thought by going to bed I might lose my life as well as my money, and therefore I must insist on having her secured; I went down stairs and still called the watch, at last, after I had been down stairs some time, Mary Maccleugh took up the candlestick from the table, and said, is this your money? There were three guineas and two shillings on the table. I said, that is part of my money; there was one bent guinea, the same as I had had in my pocket; she then said that the girl had robbed me, but she should give me my money again, the girl then came into the room, but where from I know not. The girl confessed she had robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say? - She said she would give me the money again; she then gave me a guinea, half a crown, and I think two shillings; the rest, she said, she had not got. At the time she was laying this money down, the patrol came to the door and said, if the door was not opened he would break it open; the door was opened and the patrol came in, and after some little time the girl consented to be searched; she was not searched in my presence, it was in another room, I heard money drop. When the patrol came to me he said, she had got four guineas, concealed about her somewhere.</p>
<p>Q. What did you receive from the patrol? - I received four guineas by the order of the magistrate.</p>
<p>Q. How much had you been drinking? - Upon my word I was pretty much inebriated, or else I should not have gone to such a place.</p>
<p>Q. But you are positive in your recollection of what you have now been telling us? - I am positive.</p>
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<p>Q. You are the patrol, I understand? - Yes. Between three and four o'clock in the morning, on Sunday last, I was going down Sharp's-alley, I heard murder and watch called in the house the prisoner lives in, then I called for the assistance of the watchman that was near at hand, and we went to the door. I said, there is murder called here, and I insist on the door being opened, on that the door was opened by Mary Maccleugh, I went in, and see Mary Maccleugh and Mary Merchant standing together by the side of the table; I asked what was the matter? the prosecutor said, he had been robbed of ten guineas by Mary Merchant, then I told her she was my prisoner; he then said that he had had three guineas
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<p>Q. Did you search her? - Yes, in the same house, not in the same room. She told me if I would come with her she would tell me all about it; then accordingly I went with her into another room, and I called two watchmen likewife with me.</p>
<p>Q. Did the watchmen go into the room with you? - Yes.</p>
<p>Q.With you and
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<p>Q. Before she pulled the money out of her bosom? - Yes. Says I, if you will let me see the money I will settle the business presently, then from that I kept the money, she wanted three guineas out of the four. I kept the four guineas, and I said, now you are my prisoner, you shall go to the watch house. I took her up to the watch-house, and from thence to the magistrate on Monday.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the four guineas there? - It was delivered up to the prosecutor by order of the magistrate.</p>
<p>Prisoner Maccleugh. I would wish him to speak the truth, I told him to search the woman, for that she must have the money.</p>
<p>Prisoner Merchant. I met this man, I cannot say where, and he asked me to go with him, and I told him I would go with him, as I was very much distressed; I thought I must go to the workhouse the next week; I went to this good woman's house and he changed a guinea and sent for half a pint of liquor, before he went up stairs. Mrs. Maccleugh said to him, if you have got any thing to leave, give it me, and I will take care of it. No, says he, I have got nothing to take care of, but what I can take care of myself. I went up stairs and he gave me some silver into my hand, but I did not know what it was till I went down stairs, and when I went down stairs to go home to my sister, I looked and saw what it was, and when I see what it was, I told Mrs. Maccleugh that she might go up and awake the man.</p>
<p>Jury. What did he do with the money he gave you? - I put it into my pocket.</p>
<p>Court. It is a very delicate thing to ask a prisoner questions she is not bound to answer.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before the Lord CHIEF BARON.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was you at home when these things were stolen from you? - No, I found them concealed on Monday the 12th of January.</p>
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<p>Q.Did you go out on that day? - Yes, about half past eight o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. When did you return? - In about a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Were the things missing then? - Yes.</p>
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<p>I am the pawnbroker; the prisoner pledged the gown with me on Monday morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see her before? - Not that I know of. I am sure it was her; she pawned it in the name of Ann Ponrey, for half a crown.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did you know the prisoner before? - Never saw her before with my eyes, till I apprehended her in Carnaby-market. I have got a poor wife that is blind and cannot come, and got two fatherless children. The gown was hung on the nail of the mantle piece wet, and here is a bit that was left on the nail, when it was snatched off, that matches.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was at Westminster, No. 21, Charles-street, when he lost his property; at Mr. Jacques's. I went to receive my week's wages, and I was there about nine o'clock at night, at Mr. Jacques's, that I can take my oath of, and coming home I felt something under my feet and did not know what it was, and went back and picked it up, and it was this gown; (I never saw the man in my life, nor know where he lives) and I went and pawned it on Monday, for half a crown, and I never saw the man nor he never saw me before in his life; I don't know where his apartments are.</p>
<p>Q. to Prosecutor. Did you find any other of the property? - Yes, a half shawl on her neck.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The shawl was put about the gown.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how the shawl was left? - It was not on the gown, it was on another line.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I offered him two guineas to make it up at the justice's, and he would not take it.</p>
<p>Court. He was very right not to take it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Describe what furniture was in it at the time you made the contract? - There was a pair of window curtains, linen, white and green.</p>
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<p>Q. You acquainted your father I suppose? - Yes, and the constable found several duplicates of my things on her.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see that property again? - I think it was on Thursday. I took her up on the 18th, and on the 20th I see the things at the pawnbroker's shop.</p>
<p>Q. What is that pawnbroker's name? Davis. They are in court ready to be produced.</p>
<p>Q.Where is your father? - He knows nothing at all about the property, he leaves it all entirely to me, he would not know them if he was to see them.</p>
<p>Q. Have you a mother living? - No, I have no mother.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner at the bar pawned two flat irons with me, on the 17th of December.</p>
<p>Q. You gave her a duplicate? - I did, the constable has got them.</p>
<p>Q. Did she pawn any thing else with you? - Nothing else.</p>
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<p>On the 18th of December last, I was sent for to the house of Webb's, in Dartmouth-row, and was informed that the prisoner had robbed her lodgings; I searched the woman and found between fifty and sixty duplicates, among which were several that led to the discovery of several of these articles now produced.</p>
<p>Dessol. I am sure they are the same that I took in of that woman; the tickets were sewed on them as soon as I took them in.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the duplicate that, belongs to the iron, and tell me whether that is your duplicate? - That is the duplicate I gave to the prisoner.</p>
<p>Webb. These are my father's irons, I have had them a great while in the house, and used them much.</p>