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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179810240001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal 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 24th of OCTOBER, 1798, and following Days, BEING THE EIGHTH SESSION IN THE MAYORALTY OF The Right Hon. SIR JOHN WILLIAM ANDERSON, BART. LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.
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<p>LONDON: Printed and published by W.WILSON, No. 15, St. Peter's-Hill, Little Knight-Rider-street, Doctors' Commons.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179810240002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, &c.</p>
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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>Q. Look at the bellows? - A.These are the same bellows.</p>
<p>Mallard. These are my bellows, they have my own mark upon them in writing (1s. 9d.), and the loop had dropped off, and I put on another made out of a strap of an old pair of boots of mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. A man asked me to carry them for him to Oxford-road.
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>JOHN BROWN sworn. - I am a watchman: I had charge of the prisoner, and this tub with oysters in it, it is the same tub.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I am as innocent as the child unborn.
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Where shall you go if you behave righteously? - A. To God. (He is sworn). I live in Plumtree-street; I was going with a child across Bedford-square, I saw the prisoner Shirley looking down Mr. Rous's area, and I turned round the square; when I go into the square, I generally sit at Mr. Rous's steps; I sat down, and then I saw the prisoner Russell in the area, and afterwards I saw Russell look over the window, and then from that window to the door, there were three windows, he looked in at all of them, and then he went in at the hall door, it was not locked, he just turned it round; he went in, and Shirley gave me a knock of the head, and asked me what I was looking there for, why could I not look strait; when I was at Clerkenwell I forgot to mention that; then Russell came out with the clothes and went under the watch-box, at the corner of the square, and put the clothes down on the pavement; he gave
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<p>Q. Are you sure these are the two men? - A. I am positive they are the men.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you see the prisoners afterwards? - A. As I was going home I saw Shirley.</p>
<p>Q. When were they taken up? - A. Russell was taken up that same night; I cannot rightly say when Shirley was taken up.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Are you perfectly sure the prisoners were the men? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I believe you said at Bow-street, that the man that you took for Shirley was marked with the small-pox? - A. No, he had a mark upon his lip.</p>
<p>Q.Did not you say that was the reason why you knew him? - A. No, I did not; I said he had a remarkable plain face.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the nature of an oath? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Where will you go if you take a false oath? - A. To hell.</p>
<p>Q. If you behave well in this world, what will become of you then? - A. I shall go to heaven.(He is sworn). I live at the Bedford-arms; I went
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<p>Q. Did you know him before? - A. No,I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Hulse. This property was left behind, tied up in the prisoner's handkerchief. (Produces it).</p>
<p>Q. They are of no great value, I believe? - A. No; here are two coats which I can swear to, and two shirts, which have the initials of my name.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You do not know whose handkerchief that is? - A. No, only what Wilson told me.</p>
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<p>Shirley's defence. I am quite innocent; I know nothing at all of it; the mark that the boy spoke of on my lip, was done with shaving the first night that I was in prison.</p>
<p>For Shirley.</p>
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<p>Court. (To Wilson.) Q. Had the prisoner, Shirley, a cut in his lip? - A. Yes, he had.</p>
<p>Q. And did you say so at Bow-street? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Hulse. When he appeared at Bow-street, he had a cut in his lip, which appeared to have been of a long standing; he first said it was a cold, which had broke out, and afterwards he said it was a cut; a person, who examined him, said, in the hearing of the prisoner, that it was a cut of a much longer standing.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>The case was opened by Mr. Knowlys.</p>
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<p>Q. How soon after that did you hear any thing? - A. In about ten minutes I heard a bustle, and the sounding of blows, but I did not think it was upon her; he came out of his room as soon as the blows ceased, and was coming down stairs; then I heard Sarah Shaw come down, she lived over his head; Mrs. Shaw called out, that the old villain had murdered his wife; he had then got almost to my door in the passage, I stepped out of my room and laid hold of him, and would not let him go out; he said, he wanted to go out to get some beer; then Mrs. Shaw went up with the prisoner and me, I rather forced him up; she had a candle in her hand; we found Mrs. Bond lying on the floor with a great deal of blood upon her, to all appearance, half a pailful, it had spread a great deal.</p>
<p>Q.From what part of the body did the blood seem to issue? - A. From her head, it flowed out of her mouth, her nostrils and her ears.</p>
<p>Q.Did you hear Mrs. Shaw say any thing to him? - A. No, she called out, in her fright, for me to stop him, thinking it was so.</p>
<p>Q. Had Mrs. Bond any life in her, when you got into the room? - A. No, there was no appearance at all of any life.</p>
<p>Q. When the prisoner was in the room with you, did he say any thing? - A. He said, his wife had killed herself by falling against the bedstead; then
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<p>Q. Were you in the room when any thing was found? - A. Yes, I was in the room when the bill-book was found, about an hour after, it laid withinside the fender.</p>
<p>Q. What is his business? - A. A
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<p>Court. Q. Is a bill an instrument of his trade? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. The first you heard was a noise of blows, as you supposed? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Whether they were all blows of one person, or of two fighting, you could not tell? - A. The blows followed one another as quick as possible; the deceased was at work mending stockings at the time, the stocking was not off her arm, nor the thimble off her finger.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known the unhappy man and the unfortunate deceased long? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know if he had been, during the time you have known him, in a found state of mind? - A. Yes, as far as has come within my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t17981024-7-person95" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - I live over the prisoner's head; I was not at home when the prisoner and the deceased came home; when I had been in my apartment a little while, I heard them quarrelling about some money that the deceased had to receive, a yearly income her father had left her upon his decease; a year's money became due that day.</p>
<p>Q. Could you at all hear what was said about money? - A. I heard Bond say that it was his money as much as her's, and she said it was not his, her father had left it her, and she should see about that; presently after I heard Mrs. Bond cry murder, and then I heard five or six-blows, they followed one another as fast as they could; I then took the candle and went down stairs, and met Bond coming out of his own door, and drawing the door after him; I said to him, you villain, you have killed your wife; he said, he had done nothing to her, and was going to get a pennyworth of beer; he went to go down stairs, I told him he should come up, I would see what he had done, and he said, no, he should go for the beer; Mrs. Huddlestone then laid hold of him, and told him he should go up and see what he had done; she did go up, but I cannot say what situation she was in, for I was so terrified, that I did not know what I did.</p>
<p>Q.Did you see any thing that caused your fright? - A. I saw Mrs. Bond lying in a heap, and a vast deal of blood about, I was very much frightened before that, for I thought he had done
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<p>Q. Were you present when any thing was found in the room? - A.No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Mrs. Bond when Mr. Franks came in? - A. The house was so full, I could not get in.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. How long had you lived in that house? - A. I had lived there about eighteen or twenty months; the prisoner and his wife lived there before I came.</p>
<p>Q. Were you intimate at all? - A. Only how do you do.</p>
<p>Q. I perceive Bond is very far advanced in life? - A. He is better than seventy years old, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. He seems very infirm? - A. When he meets with any thing to take any particular effect upon him, he may.</p>
<p>Q. Have you observed that before? - A. Yes, he is an old man.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever heard that he has been actually out of his senses? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. However, from your own observation, you have found his nerves a good deal affected, when any thing particular has happened? - A. It cannot be expected otherwise.</p>
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<interp inst="t17981024-7-person96" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - I lodge in the same house with the prisoner, in the two pair of stairs, with Mrs. Shaw; I came home between six and seven on Saturday night, and when I went up, I heard the prisoner and his wife having words about the money that her father had left her, which came due that day, and as soon as I had got into my own room, I heard Mrs. Bond cry murder, and then I heard repeated blows, I could hear it distinctly, the doors were both; what happened afterwards I do not know, for I was so frightened I was not able to stir off my chair till after the surgeon came, she was then lying in an immense quantity of blood.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. Have you lived in that house any length of time? - A. About eighteen or twenty months.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any opportunity of knowing whether he was deranged in his mind? - A.According to my judgement there was nothing of that sort.</p>
<p>Mr. FRANKS sworn. - I am a surgeon in Great Smith-street, Westminster; I was called in about seven o'clock in the evening to the assistance of Mrs. Bond; when I came into the room, she had expired; the body was lying upon the floor, in the middle of the room; finding the woman irrecoverably dead, I endeavoured to discover the cause; I removed the cap of the deceased, and with my finger I soon traced a fracture of the cranium, with a wound on the left side of the head.</p>
<p>Q. Did that appear to have been given by a blow with the fist, or an instrument? - A. With an instrument. The next morning, about eleven o'clock, I again attended, ordered the head to be shaved, and found another fracture of the skull, on the same side of the head, about two inches from the other wound, there was a depression of the cranium, the bone had been forced inwards.</p>
<p>Q. Is it your opinion that those blows were the cause of the death of the deceased? - A.Certainly.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any doubt? - A. Not the least in the world.</p>
<p>Q. Did you either on Saturday or Sunday discover any instrument? - A. On the Sunday morning I discovered a bill-book lying within the sender, and I give it as my opinion, that that instrument was adequate to the mischief that had been produced.</p>
<p>Q.Did it appear to you that the wound had been given by such an instrument? - A.Certainly.</p>
<p>Q.Did you observe the hands of the deceased? - A. The woman had a stocking on. - On the Wednesday after the Coroner had seen the body at Mr. Chippendale's, an undertaker's, I discovered a confused wound on the left hand of the same kind with that on the head, and appeared to have been given by the same instrument.</p>
<p>Court. Q.Do you conceive that it might have been possible for this woman, by any fall against the bedstead, or sharp corner of any furniture in the room, to have received these wounds? - A. Impossible; she might have had a mere simple fracture, these things are common; but something else must be superadded to cause instantaneous death.</p>
<p>The prisoner left his defence to his Counsel.</p>
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<interp inst="t17981024-7-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a coachmaker, No. 38, Tuston-street, Westminster: I have known the prisoner twelve years, till within about a fortnight before this happened, he had frequently been at my house; he is sixty-nine years of age.</p>
<p>Q. Were you intimately acquainted with him? - A. I have frequently sharpened his saws for him, and he has communicated his mind frequently to me.</p>
<p>Q. From the opportunities you had of observing his mind, tell the Court and Jury what your ideas were with respect to the sanity of it? - A. I have frequently known him so disturbed in his mind, and so perplexed, that he was like a madman at times; a little more than a twelvemonth ago he came to my house in a disturbed unhappy state, and was communicating how disturbed he was in his mind, and that he should make away with himself; he said, he was going up Millbank-row, and supposing I was to throw myself in the water, says he what will the consequence be; my wife said to him, suppose you were to put your finger in the fire, and you were to feel the smart, how would you bear that for a whole eternity; he then said,
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<p>Q. At any other time can you recollect any thing particular taking place? - A. Yes, at various times similar to this; I followed him out of the house at that time, and he went up Orchard-street; I persuaded him to compose his mind, and go in and have a drop of purl, being early in the morning; I reasoned with him upon his disturbed state of mind. and not to go near his wife till he was more satisfied; but, when I left him, I could not get any kind of answer from him, in any measure, like a man.</p>
<p>Q.How came you to speak of his wife? - A. He frequently used to say, his mind was so disturbed he could have no peace at home; and he and his wife used to quarrel a great deal.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever explain to you what they quarrelled about? - A. No, not particularly.</p>
<p>Q.Can you tell us of any other particular occurrence that led you to notice the state of his mind? - A. Rather less than a fornight before this affair happened, I think it was about Monday or Tuesday was a week before it happened, he came to me to sharpen a saw for him, and he communicated his unhappy mind to me, that his shirt was in a pail soaking, it was not washed for him, and he was very bad with a cold, he could hardly crawl about; I said, don't mind that, Mr. Bond, get somebody else to wash it for you; he went away, and said, God bless you, I shall not see you any more.</p>
<p>Q. At the time that he uttered that expression, did it strike your mind, at the time, that it was the observation of a person frantic with melancholy and despair? - A. Yes, as it had been at various times before.</p>
<p>Q. You did not know him at all in Berkshire, at a place called Bracknell? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any thing particular happening to him there? - A. I left that country before it happened.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Perhaps you know who this man works for? - A. He worked for the same master that I did.</p>
<p>Q. You did not continue working for that master so long as he did? - A.No.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in that master's employment at the time this melancholy affair took place? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him at all that day, or the week before? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q.Therefore how his mind was on those days, you do not know? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of his being absent any day from work for the last fortnight? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that his wife had a little money of her own, independent of him? - A. It is a little cottage that was left by her father.</p>
<p>Q.Have you heard him converse at all upon the subject? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever heard him express any discontent about her having that money? - A.There was always a controversy about it.</p>
<persName id="t17981024-7-person98"> PHILIP PECKHAM
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<interp inst="t17981024-7-person98" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. I am a carpenter and builder, in Jermyn-street, St. James's; I have known the prisoner many years; in the year 1792 and 1793, he was in the habit of working for me the greatest part of the time.</p>
<p>Q. During that time, was there any thing led you to take notice of the state of his mind? - A. At different periods he would be away from his work, and walk about the streets like a man deranged in his senses, without any known cause; I have set him to work in a morning, and he has left it before night without any known cause.</p>
<p>Q. Did his conduct evince to your mind that of a disordered mind? - A. At those times that I have now mentioned it did.</p>
<p>Q. Has he worked for you since? - A. In 1794. and 1796 he worked for me, and his fits grew worse upon him, and more frequent; I employed him but a very short time, at that period, in consequence of that; since that time I have known nothing of him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. You don't mean to say he was constantly deranged in his mind, but had occasional fits of derangement? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did you observe any thing particular that brought on those fits upon him? - A. Many times his wife has come and sent for him, but at other times, without any known cause to me, he has gone away and left his work.</p>
<p>Q.Did you ever observe any other symptoms about him than that of a gloomy melancholy disturbed man, that could induce you to suppose he did not know what he was doing? - A. I cannot say that I ever did.</p>
<persName id="t17981024-7-person99"> GEORGE SEARLE
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<interp inst="t17981024-7-person99" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. I am a smith, at Battle-bridge: I have known the prisoner at the bar all my life.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him intimately? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Of course then, you had an opportunity of observing the state of his mind? - A. Yes, at times it was like the mind of a man who was not in his proper senses; he was not capable of his business at different times; there was one instance about nine years past, he attempted to make away with himself, by hanging himself in his work-shop; he was saved by being cut down in time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him on the 29th of September last? - A. Yes, he came a little after two o'clock in the day; he stopped with me till just the turn of four o'clock.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179810240009"/>Q. Did you observe particularly the state of his mind at that time? - A. I saw that he was enraged about something, and was not at all like the person that he was before, from the particular motion of his hands, and of his eyes, that I took particular notice of.</p>
<p>Q. Did his mind, at that time, appear to have been the mind of a person deranged? - A. He said to me, I am very careless about any thing, for I am not for this world, as if he had meant to make away with himself; he mentioned these words several times.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing else particular in his conduct, so as to induce you to conceive his mind was disordered? - A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Something had made him angry? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that his wife had some little property of her own? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you know that that was the cause of his anger that day? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask him what he was angry about? A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you know he expressed himself angry that he could not get at this money? - A. He has told me of the money, that he was expecting of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he tell you that his wife would not let him have it? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never hear him express himself angry that his wife should have this money at her own command? - A. No, never in my life; he told me, the Thursday before this happened, that he was going with his wife to take that money.</p>
<p>Q.When you saw him on the Saturday, did not you ask him what had put him in a passion? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How long was he with you? - A.About two hours.</p>
<p>Q. And you never asked him what had made him angry? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. And did he leave you in the same degree of anger in which he came to you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Q.Were you in the room with him all the time of those two hours? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had a good deal of conversation with him about different things? - A. Yes; I spoke several joking things with him, and asked him to drink.</p>
<p>Q. However, you had a good deal of discourse? - A. No great deal.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give you rational answers? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did he seem to understand you? - A. He gave me some times quite contrary answers.</p>
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<p>Q. What was the state of his mind? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any thing particular happening? - A. Yes; at his first connexion with the woman that is dead, he resided at my premises, and between nine and ten, or ten years ago, he hung himself up by a rope to a beam in his workshop, and locked himself in; I was present when he was cut down, and took away the rope from his neck.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p>
<p>Mr. Recorder. Prisoner at the bar, After a very patient and a very humane discussion of your case, by the learned Judge who tried it, you have been convicted of the most horrid crime of murder, a crime so malignant in its nature, that it is difficult to find words to express its atrocity. All civilized nations are agreed in punishing this great offence with death: by the law of this country, the murderer is condemned to die; a law which has the very high sanction and authority of the sacred scriptures. Even in the atrocious crime of murder, there are very different shades of malignity; your's is a case of the very deepest die, you have, in savage brutality, most wantonly dared to spill the blood of an unarmed, innocent, and helpless woman, to lift up your blood thirsty hands against the partner of your bed, the partaker of your forrows and your happiness, when she was in the act of sober honest industry; a person to whom, under the most solemn vow, you had engaged to afford shelter and protection from every harm; what could excuse such an offence? nothing short of the deprivation of reason. Most unfortunately for you, the Jury, in the discharge of the duty they owed to themselves and to their country, have found that this most horrid deed was done in found mind, and in most wicked malice. Inasmuch as your offence is of the greatest enormity in the sight of God and man, so ought your contrition and your repentance to be most sincere and most unfeigned; I most earnestly request you, therefore, to make the very best use of the very short space of time that will be permitted you to remain among us; and I pray Almighty God in the attributes of his great mercy, that the very ignominious death you are about to suffer, and the public exposition of your body after death, will expiate your high offence here, and restore you to happiness and peace hereafter.</p>
<p>As the Law commands me, I now proceed to pass this dreadful sentence, that you,
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<p>Prisoner, the Lord have mercy upon your soul!</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you go to bed? - A. No, I pulled off my long jacket, and laid it by me; I had a short jacket underneath.</p>
<p>Q. Were you drunk or sober? - A. I was not drunk when I went into the house. She told me, she was going out, and would come back in a short time; and then I missed my money. I had her taken up about four o'clock in the public house.</p>
<p>Q. Was your money found upon her? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body else in the room with you besides her? - A. There was another woman, but I did not know who she was.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Q. Do not you remember my fastening the door, and our going to bed together for an hour and a half? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Had you been in bed? - A. No, I had been nigh hand her.</p>
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<p>Q. Whose house is it? - A. A Mr. Hearne's, who lets it out in tenements.</p>
<p>Q. You knew her before? - A. Since I took the house, which was only on the 10th of August. They drank together for, I dare say, upwards of an hour, to the amount of two shillings and two-pence halfpenny; the altercation between them was not much, any further than he accused her; they went out of my house together, and about six they returned in custody of the officer. (Produces the note.)</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure you heard her say that? - A. Yes; and then they went out, I followed them out, the prosecutor said, you know there is a 10l. note and two guineas and a half you have got of mine, and I will have it; I did not hear her make any answer; and they went across the way towards her home directly.</p>
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<p>Q. Did the prosecutor say any thing about any other woman having it? - A. No.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was waiting for a halfpennyworth of milk, and this gentleman asked me for Mr. Wright's, a taylor, I went with him and shewed him, and he took me into the wine-vaults, and gave me some liquor, then he went home with me, and he gave me a 10l. note, to get a bottle of wine, half a pint of gin, and a pot of beer, which I did; I returned with the change, and he gave it to me for the use of my body; I then gave it to Mr. Parsons, to take care of; and when he asked me for it again, I told him, I would not give it him, till he had paid me for the use of my body, and then he went and got a constable.</p>
<p>Court. (To Parsons.) Does the owner of the house, Mr. Hearne, live in that house? - A. No, he does not; it is his house, but he does not live in it.</p>
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<p>Q. Is the boy here? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after did you see any of your things? - A.This was on the Saturday evening; I saw part of them again on the Monday, the 17th, at the Rotation-office, in Hatton-garden.</p>
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<p>Q. How far was that apron from the prisoners? - A. In the same room, but I cannot say that any of the prisoners were near to it; Chapman was the first in the room; I afterwards took Lee; when we went into the room, there were some papers burning in the fire; we saw a part of them, which I believe the prosecutor can identify.</p>
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<p>Q. Might it not come from any other of the prisoners? - A. No, there was no other person near. On the Monday morning I apprehended Saggers; there had been some papers burning in kitchen range; we found them quite hot.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. I packed up the box myself, there were two small books and tradesmen's bills that I had paid at Brighton.</p>
<p>Q. Look at these remnants of paper? - A. This is one of them; the neck handkerchief I can swear to, and to the initials of my name and the number; the
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<p>Q.(To Inwards.) Did you say you did not know whether Saggers was there? - A. I swore that he was there.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. Benson was admitted a King's evidence.</p>
<p>Roberts. Milton was not taken at that time; a piece was found upon him afterwards. (The bees'-wax was produced by the constable, who deposed, that he saw them run from the door, and that it was dropped by Galloway and Benson).</p>
<p>Roberts. I know this wax, it is very remark able bees'-wax, it had been in the shop two months.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure that what you have said is true? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>MARTHA DANIELS sworn. - I employed the prisoner to assist me in my work: On Wednesday the 19th of September, I went out for about five minutes, I left my own black mode cloak upon the bed; when I returned, I missed the cloak and the prisoner; on the Thursday I saw the black satin cloak again, at a pawnbroker's in Tooley-street.</p>
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<p>Q. When was this? - A. The 19th of September, between eight and nine o'clock. (The cloak produced, and deposed to by the prosecutrix).</p>
<p>Daniels. This is Mrs. Pratton's cloak, it has my work upon it, I repaired it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Yates. This is exactly the same sort of pewter that we gave him; I suppose that is about the same quantity that was given him; it is what we call our finest metal; it is worth to me nine pence halfpen ny a pound.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. What I am indicted for I am guilty of, I hope for the mercy of the Jury.</p>
<p>Court. (To Yates.) Q. How long has he lived with you? - A. Six months, during all which time I have been robbed.</p>
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<p>Q. You cannot swear to all of them, I suppose? - A. Yes, I can swear to them all; the prisoner told me he was ordered by a man to drive them from Hammersmith, and if he could sell any of them he was to sell them; that he was to have half-a-crown a piece for selling them.</p>
<p>WILLIAM-HENRY HALL sworn. - I am a constable of Mary-le-bone parish; I know nothing more than taking the prisoner into custody from Mr. Nevitt; I saw the pigs in the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say where he was driving them to? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. What was the value of it? - A. I cannot tell, I saw him take the money for it, and then the man bought the fellow to it; the man said, he thought they were over-driven, and were not well; he said, no, they had only come from Colnbrook, and he had brought them from Hammersmith that morning, and then I agreed for the two biggest of them, and as I was driving them away, Mr. Nevitt came up upon his mare, and collared the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q.(To Nevitt). What was the value of your pigs? - A. I was offered three guineas a piece before harvest for them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. Coming through Hammersmith, there was a man with these pigs, and he told me to drive them to the Wilkes's-head, near Tyburn-turnpike, and if I could sell a few of them, I was to have two shillings and sixpence a piece for selling them.
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<p>VALENTINE ROMLEY sworn. - I am watch-house keeper, (produces the property); I received these things from one of my watchmen, at the watch house.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Lacey.) Look if you can swear to any of these things? - A. I can swear to them all.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I was very much in liquor, I know nothing of it; if you will forgive me this time, I never will be guilty of the like again.</p>
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<p>Q.(To Mr. Joyce.) Look at these things, and tell us if you had any such things in the warehouses? - A.Here are seven pounds of tea, and here is an iron crow with the Company's mark upon it; here are three shovels, with the company's stamp upon them, and here is a quantity of Hessian, such as he had the receiving of, and giving out; there is nothing here but what we have in great numbers; I have every reason to believe they are the Company's property.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Const. Q. Do you know these things by the marks only? - A. By the mark only, and besides the Company's mark, there is P G upon them.</p>
<p>Q. Do the Company ever dispose of them after they are done with? - A. They never have since I have belonged to the Company.</p>
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<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence, but called nine witnesses, who had known him from seven to forty years, who gave him an excellent character.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I was not sober when I went into the yard.
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I went into the parlour and brought them out, and they followed me, I put them down at the door; necessity was the cause of it.</p>
<p>Mitchell. I know these to be my planes, I was at work with them at the same time, I have had them seven years.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179810240016"/>Wright's, and enquired if her mother had been there, or her sister, I am not sure which; a person made answer, that there was nobody there; she then came out; I believe at first she wished to go down Fleet-market, I said she should not, till she had been to our house again, as I was apprehensive the had got something; she began calling out again, and in the course of a minute or two she asked a boy where her mother was, and at last I think the boy said, she was gone home; then a man came up, whom she called her husband or her brother, I do not know which, and she told him that she had been to look at a gown, and she wished her mother to see it, and that the young man, meaning me, would not let her go till she went back; she then said she would go, but wished to deliver the child up to this man, which I would not let her do; she then began loosening her gown a little; I had desired a person to go over to our house, and tell them that I wanted them; she then said she would go with me, and she immediately dropped the cotton upon the ground; I picked it up, and sent for a constable.</p>
<p>Q. Are there any other partners in the house? - A. No.</p>
<p>- WEATHERFIELD sworn. - I am a constable. (Produces the property).</p>
<p>Myers. It has Waithman and Bristow's private mark upon it: I am confident it was in the shop when the prisoner came in; I recollect shewing it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. Nothing dropped from me of the kind; I had a half-guinea in my hand to purchase a gown and a frock for my child; I have three small children; my husband was killed in the late victory; I come of a very respectable family, my father is a clergyman, and I did not chuse to expose myself to my own family, or I could have had many friends here.</p>
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<p>The prisoner was recommended by the Jury to the mercy of the Court.</p>
<p>GUILTY (Aged 24.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was there any body else in the shop at the time? - A. No, nobody About two hours after she had left our shop, Mrs. Jones sent to our house, there was a watch of our's found upon her, and then I heard that she was in custody.</p>
<p>Q. Had you missed that watch? - A. No, I had not, nor I do not recollect shewing her that watch, I did not miss it till the constable shewed it me; according to our books, it answers in the name and number to one that we had.</p>
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<p>Q. What became of that watch that was found in her pocket? - A. I gave it to the constable when he came. I forgot to mention that I asked her, what part of Cheapside, and she said, on the same side as Fleet-market, between that and St. Paul's Church-yard; we went to the different shops about Cheapside and Ludgate-street, and found that Mr. Plumley had lost a watch answering to the name and number.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you tell her you would forgive her, if she confessed it? - A. No, I told her the law must take it's course. She said, she had it from a shop on the side of the way that Fleet-market is on, and before we came to St. Paul's, I enquired, as I came home, at the different shops, and found that Mr. Plumley had lost such an one.</p>
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<p>Q. Does it ever happen that the same name and number is put upon more watches that one? - A. It may, from different manufactories.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe that to be a watch that you had sent to Mr. Plumley's? - A. As far as human nature can say, I believe it is.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I did it from distress, I hope the gentlemen will forgive me.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>Jones. This is the watch I had shewn her, it has my private mark upon it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prosecutor. I believe them to be my property, I cannot positively say they are mine.</p>
<p>Q. But were the stockings that were in your shop your property? - A. Most certainly.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I know nothing at all about it, I never was in the shop.</p>
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<p>- ROWBOTHAM sworn. - I was going along
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<p>- WOODMAN sworn. - I am a constable.(Produces the property).</p>
<p>Q.(To Rowbatbam.) Can you say that that is the same calico? - A. I believe it is; it is the same colour and pattern.</p>
<p>Gibson. I know this to be mine; it has no mark upon it, but I know it from several imperfections in the printing of it. (Pointing them out).</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was looking at the quality and width of this piece of calico, when it sell into my hand, and that gentleman laid hold of me just as I was going to take it into the shop.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you tell her it would be either better or worse if she did not confess? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I took the soap to wash my things.
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prosecutor. I broke open the room, and missed the things mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was distressed for a lodging and I took this, I am as innocent as the child unborn; I have lodged ever since June last within two hundred yards of him, I went out a chairing, and sent the key to him by another lodger of his.</p>
<p>Q.(To Priest.) Are you in the habit of letting your lodgings or your wife? - A. If I am at home I let them myself, if I am not she lets them.</p>
<p>Q. You ratify what your wife does? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. How do you know she put them there? - A. I do not know; it is impossible to swear to any articles in my shop.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the lace? - A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gruney. Q. This person who was with the prisoner, I believe, you had some acquaintance with? - A. He was an acquaintance of my wife's sister.</p>
<p>Q. The only things found in the box were the brush and the lace, and the gherkins? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And the only thing you have any mark upon is the brush? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Will you swear you had never sold that brush? - A. Yes; I will swear I never sold one like that in my life.</p>
<p>Q. I believe you had a gentleman a lodger? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You will not swear that she had not taken that brush to brush that gentleman's coat? - A. He had a man to brush his coat.</p>
<p>Q. But will you swear that she never did? - A. I think I could.</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence, but called one witness, who had known her seven years, and gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prosecutor. I believe this to be my half-guinea.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I met with a gentleman who took me to a house in Wimpole-street, I was with him near three hours, he walked with me back into Cavendish-square, and gave me half-a-guinea and some silver, and I was to meet him the next evening at eight o'clock; I went a little further, and there was a man in liquor, not this man, who asked me if I would have something to drink; he had a glass of gin, and I had a glass of peppermint, and in pulling out my money to pay for it he saw the half-guinea; when I came out, he said, he would have that half-guinea; I told him it was my own, and he said he would have it, and he called the watchman, and they took me to the watch-house; I never saw the prosecutor in my life till the day after I was taken to the watch-house.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I am innocent of the charge that is laid against me.</p>
<p>Oburn. The prisoner made use of very bad expressions, he said, he would cut our bloody lifetimes out, and it was half an hour before we could tie his hands, he was so very obstreperous.</p>
<p>Mr. Ball. I know this chest to be my property.</p>
<p>Mrs. Ball. This is one of the chests that I saw put into the cart.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr.Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>The case was opened by Mr. Knowlys.</p>
<p>George Shum, junior, proved the firm of the house, which corresponded with the indictment.</p>
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<p>Q. What were they doing? - A.Seeing the weight of the hoops when I went in, and then they drank the ale that I carried them; in consequence of what I saw, I gave information to Mr. Shum's people.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. The first time you saw any vat hoops was at the back of your house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Who brought them there you don't know? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You saw some hoops weighing in the shop? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. But who brought them there you don't know? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see him doing any thing with the hoops? - A.No.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of any vat hoops that were stolen? - A. Yes, Romaine, Cummings, Bray, and King-</p>
<p>Q. Had you no hand in it? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with them when you had stolen them? - A. We took them to Mr. Moore's shop, and sold them for a penny a pound.</p>
<p>Q. How long before you were taken up were you there? - A.About a fortnight,and we had some beer from the Welch-harp, John Brown brought it in to us at Moore's.</p>
<p>Q. How was that money divided? - A. It was shared equally.</p>
<p>Q. What was your share? - A. Half-a-guinea.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You were taken up on the 2d of October? - A. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. You are endeavouring to hang this man to save yourself? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. And he perhaps puts the same marks upon those he makes for other brewers? - A. He may, he works for a great many coopers.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q.Did the prisoner at this time work for any other brewer? - A. Not at that time.</p>
<p>Q.What is the value of these? - A. About half-a-guinea a bundle.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did you steal these things at different times, or at once? - A. At several times.</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence, but called four respectable witnesses, who gave him an excellent character.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I did not steal the pot, I found it in a ditch.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>HENRY-LOTT MASON sworn. - I live in the parish of Hayes, in the county of Middlesex: On the 21st of September, I went to the mill in the morning, and gave orders for fifteen sacks of flour for Wingfield, in Mount-street; I left the mill, and upon information I received, I found I had been robbed to a very considerable amount; I went from my house to the mill, near Drayton; I armed myself and secreted myself; it was a remarkable moon-shiny night, I could see any thing a very great distance; I got into a shady place, where I could observe the waggon when it came to load, which was about eleven o'clock; I was watching in Mr. Greenfield's garden; I saw the carter come and open the door, and get in at the tail of the waggon; I saw him put in fifteen of Wingfield's sacks, as I found them to be afterwards; the miller was
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<interp inst="t17981024-35-person300" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , why, here is a bag of Read's here that is so very different from the rest, that it must be a wilful mistake; we then went to his master to know about it; I had the waggon drawn down to the mill, and told the miller he was my prisoner; I took them into custody, and fat up with them both myself that night.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a good deal of flour at the mill? - A. Yes, I had forty load grinding off at that time; that, that was in Read's sack, was a sack of household, and that, that was in a sack of mine marked H. Mason, was rough stuff, in an unfinished state.</p>
<p>Q. Had you in the mill at that time household flour and rough stuff? - A. There might be seventy or one hundred sacks.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. - Harrod is servant to Davison? - A.He was then.</p>
<p>Q.Davison is a miller, near Drayton? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Davison carries on a great deal of business? - A. He does for other people more than he does for himself.</p>
<p>Q. Then of course Davison grinds for other people besides you? - A.Undoubtedly, he ground for
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<p>Q. Will you undertake to swear that there was no rough stuff there but your's? - A. No, though I do not believe it.</p>
<p>Q. You will no ventur to swear to flour or rough stuff? - A. No, certainly not, I can swear to the bags.</p>
<p>Q. The moment you taxed Watts with taking seventeen, he said, master, I do not know that I have? - A. Yes; but he turned as white as a sheet.</p>
<p>Q. The moon shone very bright? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Is it not a common thing for persons to borrow sacks in the trade? - A. I never borrowed any in my life.</p>
<p>Q. The sacks that contained the rough stuff and the flour were not your's? - A. The sack that contained the rough stuff was mine, the other was Read's.</p>
<p>Q. And you do not borrow them? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Will you take upon you to swear that Davison never puts your flour into other people's sacks - have you not hired your neighbour's sacks before now? - A. I have hired my backer's sacks, and
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<p>Q. These prisoner lived in your neighbourhood? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known them some time? - A. Yes; and I had a very suspicious character of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t17981024-35-person304" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - There was a sack of mine put in the waggon that night; I had not ordered any sack of mine to go that night.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. What are you? - A. A chandler, at Wemley-green, near Harrow.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose many of your sacks have been in the custody of Davison before this? - A. Many.</p>
<p>Q.Perhaps it has occurred to you to know, that sometimes your sacks may be lent? - A.Not knowingly; I never knew that any of my sacks were ever lent; it is not a customary thing.</p>
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<p>Read. This is my sack.PMajon. This is the sack that was taken out of the waggon, I put a private mark upon it.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp.(To Mason.) Q. We have heard from Mr. Read that that is his sack? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You found that sack in the waggon? - A. Yes, I saw it put in.</p>
<p>Q.When did you put the mark upon it? - A. Mr. Davison took it to his house on the Sunday, and then I put the mark upon it.</p>
<p>Q. This was on the Friday, and they remained till the Sunday morning before you put the mark upon them? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see any of Read's sacks with precisely the same marks as that? - A. Yes, exactly the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t17981024-35-person306" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a miller; Mr. Mason called to me after the waggon went from the mill; he followed the waggon, and so did I; I found seventeen sacks in the waggon; there were fifteen of Wingfield's sacks, of Mount-street; one of the other sacks was Read's, and the other Mason's; then Mason went away to the man's master; I sent my lad to keep watch for the waggon in the night, and we found them to be household and rough stuff; Mr. Bishop ordered us to mark them. I had them under lock and key till I carried them up to Mr. Mason's.</p>
<p>Q. Had you directed either your servant Harrod or Watts to load these two sacks? - A. No; Mason's note expressed fifteen sacks, and what they had over was unknown to me.</p>
<p>Q. Had Mr. Mason more rough stuff and more flour in the mill? - A. Yes, there was some in what we call the pester, not sacked up; I did not know that there was any more sacked up than that fifteen sacks.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know if any body else had any rough stuff in the mill at that time? - A. I cannot pretend to swear, but really I think nobody else had besides Mr. Mason.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. I understand you to say very fairly, that you won't swear that no other person had rough stuff in the mill? - A. It was a thing I might not be acquainted with, and therefore I would not wish to swear it.</p>
<p>Q. You are employed by a good many of your neighbours? - A. Yes, and I have two men to look after my business when I am out of the way.</p>
<p>Q. Therefore there are more persons besides the two prisoners that worked in the mill? - A. Only one for the night time.</p>
<p>Q. It has of course happened to you to have a sack of Read's before? - A.We are never without scarcely.</p>
<p>Q.You were not present at he delivery of these sacks? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q.Is it an uncustomary thing, suppose you have an order to deliver goods from your mill to Mason, to send home such sort of articles by your servants in the sacks of Read? - A. Never.</p>
<p>Q.How long has Harrod lived with you? - A. Almost five years.</p>
<p>Harrod's defence. I gave him nothing more but some stuff for the horses.</p>
<p>Watts's defence. I asked him for a sack of twenty-penny, and he gave me this rough stuff, if it was rough stuff, I did not know any difference.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179810240024"/>The prisoner Harrod called three, and Watts two witnesses, who gave them an excellent character.</p>
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