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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090001"/>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 9th of JANUARY, 1799, and following Days, BEING THE SECOND SESSION IN THE MAYORALTY OF The Right Honorable SIR RICHARD CARR GLYN, KNIGHT, LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY WILLIAM RAMSEY, AND Published by Authority.</p>
<p>LONDON: Printed and published by W. WILSON, No. 15. St. Peter's-Hill, Little Knight-Rider-Street, Doctor's Commons.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, &c.</p>
<persName id="f17990109-1-person1" type="judiciaryName"> RICHARD CARR
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<interp inst="f17990109-1-person5" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knight, Serjeant at Law Recorder of the said City; JOHN SILVESTER, Esq. Common-Serjeant at law of the said City; and others, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the CITY of LONDON, and Justices of Gaol Delivery of NEWGATE, holden for the said City and County of MIDDLESEX.</p>
<p>London Jury.</p>
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<persName id="f17990109-1-person11" type="jurorName"> Henry Bagnall
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<persName id="f17990109-1-person12" type="jurorName"> Richard Smith
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<persName id="f17990109-1-person13" type="jurorName"> Thomas Wilkinson
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<persName id="f17990109-1-person14" type="jurorName"> Robert Clayton
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<persName id="f17990109-1-person17" type="jurorName"> James Pate
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17990109-1-off1 t17990109-1-cd2"/>, three quarters of a yard of carpeting, value 2s. 6d. four yards of ticking, value 3s. and one yard of chintz border, value 1s. </rs> the property of
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<p>GARVEN SHOTTER sworn. - I am an
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<interp inst="t17990109-1-person45" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , that the women should not go till I returned; when I came home about twelve o'clock, I enquired, and they told me that the woman had run away without her cloak; I sent Evans to her lodgings, he brought her back, I found nothing upon her; there was some property found at her lodgings, but I was not present.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You saw the ticking lying in your shop? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had other people at work in your shop besides the prisoner? - A. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17990109-1-person46" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a constable; Mr. Shotter sent for me last Friday; I went with William Evans to the prisoner's lodgings; I asked her if that was her room, she said, yes; I asked her if she would give me leave to look round the room; she said, by all means; I found some articles which Evans said were his master's; there were three quarters of a yard of carpeting on the floor, some pieces of ticking, and a yard of chintz border. (Produces them).</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. The prisoner very fairly shewed you every thing? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find four yards of ticking - that that you have produced is a bed, is it not? - A. It is a mattrass.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find four yards of ticking? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. That piece of carpeting you found openly on the floor? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And where is the chintz - do you call that bundle of rags chintz? - A. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t17990109-1-person47" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am an apprentice to Mr. Shotter: On Friday evening last I went with the officer to the prisoner's lodgings, and found those things that are here.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you find the ticking? - A.Between the sacking and the bed, made up in a kind of mattrass, stuffed with new hair, and some small bits of ticking besides; this ticking that is stuffed, I can swear to be my master's property.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a mattrass when your master lost it? - A. No, we had used it as a wrapper to keep the goods from the wet.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it to be your master's property? - A.Because I knew the pattern of the tick; I have opened the ticking, and in the inside of it there are some marks of dirt, which I remember very well.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of that ticking in the state in which you used it? - A. About three shillings; I have another piece of carpeting here which matches exactly with that which was found at the prisoner's lodgings, that is worth about two shillings; I remember the pattern of this chintz border very well, it is worth about one shilling, we bought it at a linen-draper's in Cheapside.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. That piece of border was publickly sold in the linen-draper's shop? - A. Not by anction.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not publicly sold in the shop? - A. I do not know how public it was.</p>
<p>Q. If I had a bit of carpet of the same size and pattern, you would have suspected me? - A. If it had been that identical piece, I should have suspected you.</p>
<p>Q. And the mattrass was concealed under that bed, where mattrasses ought to be? - A. No, not where it ought to be, it ought to be upon my master's premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t17990109-1-person48" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - I work at Mr. Shotter's: Last Wednesday morning, I went to work about ten minutes before nine, and Mrs. Moore was there before me; she came from the further end of the shop where the ticking was found afterwards; I asked her if she had been at work, and she said, no, she was poorly; she then went towards the fire, and then into a corner where the horse-hair was kept, and I followed her there, and saw her stoop towards the place where I afterwards saw the roll of ticking lay; she seemed as if she had something more than common under her petticoats, for she kept pulling it up all the morning; before twelve o'clock she went away without her cloak.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. The roll of ticking that you saw in the shop, is still there, is it not? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.It is not charged in the indictment? - A.No.</p>
<p>Mr. Shotter. I can speak to the ticking, I mean the mattrass, and to the carpeting; it is a Russia
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<p>Prisoner's defence. That mattrass belongs to my mother, who lives with me; there is that piece of carpet, and another small piece, I bought; and there was another small piece that was given me, with a work-bag, by this woman, Mrs Green.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Have you ever found the other three pair? - A. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Did they appear to be in company with each other? - A. Yes; they went out together.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of these stockings? - A. They cost me four shillings and sixpence a pair.</p>
<p>Q. During the time they were in the shop, did you observe any thing from which you could suspect they had taken any thing? - A.No.</p>
<p>Q. Were they near the window in which these stockings were? - A. Not while I was in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you bring your wife here? - A. She is in a very forward state of pregnancy.</p>
<p>Q. Was she in the shop at the time with you? - A. Yes, all the time.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know these stockings to be your's? - A. Yes, by moving them in and out of the window for a long time; they are an article we fell very little of; I am confident they were in the window within an hour and a half of their coming.</p>
<p>THOMAS HINDE sworn. - I live with Mr. Wassell, a pawnbroker, in Parliament-street: On Saturday the 15th of December, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the two prisoners came to our shop together, but for what purpose I do not know, for there was a dispute between them, and they were turning out of the shop again; Mr. Appleby then came up, and accused them of robbing him; he pulled the prisoner Sullivan's cloak, and then I saw a pair of stockings in his hand, I did not see them drop from her; I then saw him pick up two more pair; Murphy then ran away, and Sullivan went upon her knees, and begged for mercy; I afterwards saw the other prisoner return to the shop-window; I went out and secured her, but found nothing upon her; she had a bundle the first time, but she had none the second.</p>
<p>Sullivan's defence. I bought those stockings of a man in a public-house for twelve shillings.</p>
<p>Murphy's defence. I know nothing at all of it.</p>
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<p>Q. You were robbed you say; who attacked you? - A. Mr. Kerr.</p>
<p>Q. Look round, and see if he is here? - A.(Looks all round.) I do not see him here.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know him if you were to see him? - A. I think I should.</p>
<p>Q. Look round once more, and see? - A. I do not see him.</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 it near the time when Mrs. Stevens came to your house and found the box was broke open? - A. About ten days or a fortnight before that; I called to him, and said, is that you? he said, yes; I said, I thought you were in the hospital -</p>
<p>Q. Did he not lodge in your house? - A. Yes; but he went to the hospital about a fortnight before that; I asked him what that great bundle was; and he said, he was going to carry it to the other end of the town for a young man; I thought, sure the old man had not robbed me, and I ran up stairs, and found my things all safe.</p>
<p>Q. You do not know what was in that bundle? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q.(To Mrs. Jones.) How long, after you had seen him with the bundle, did he return to lodge with you? - A. Three or four nights.</p>
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<p>ELIZABETH KEMP sworn. - I live at Lamport, in Northamptonshire: Upon hearing that my box was broke open I came to town, and, in the prisoner's room, I found a bundle containing about a yard and a half of silk ferret that had my private mark upon it; the prisoner had then quitted the lodging, and gone to another; I also found in the bundle a piece of sponge that I had left in the box, and a hank of buttons. The box contained, among other things, the goods mentioned in the indictment: there were two cotton gowns and coats, worth one pound each; four petticoats, worth three guineas, they cost me more; a white calico gown, worth one pound; a muslin apron, that cost me half-a-guinea, and all my muslin handkerchiefs and caps; a pair of stays, worth a guinea and a half; a tea-pot, worth five shillings; a tablecloth, worth eighteen shillings; half-a-dozen napkins, worth ten shillings; and a great many more things mentioned in the indictment; I have never found any of them again.</p>
<p>Mrs. Jones. The prisoner was gone away when Mrs. Stevens came, he had left an old coat and waistcoat, a pair of stockings, leather breeches, and jacket, they were good for nothing, in the bundle; I told Mrs. Kemp, he had left a bundle, and she might look if any of her things were there.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know that that bundle was his? - A. Because I had seen him wear the jacket and leather breeches.</p>
<p>Q. Had any other person lodged in the room after the prisoner had gone away, and before Mrs. Kemp came? - A. Yes, a barber lodged there, he lodges at my house now, he is not here; he works upon Snow-hill.</p>
<p>Q. What is his name? - A. I do not know, only Thomas. (An officer was sent by the Court to fetch him).</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Jones). How came the prisoner to quit your house? - A. I do not know; when he came first, he agreed upon a week's warning, but he went away without giving me any warning; there was another person lodged with me at the
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<p>Q. You do not know whether any body had seen him about the house that day that you saw him go down Snow-hill? - A. No; my lodgers were both out at work.</p>
<p>Q. When you returned, after you had seen him upon Snow-hill, did you go up into the garret? - A. Yes, but I did not think any thing of the box.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember the prisoner going to the hospital? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did any other person logde in the same room before he went to the hospital? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.What was he? - A. A porter; he lodges in the same house now.</p>
<p>Q. How long had he lodged in the same room? - A.About a month before the prisoner went to the hospital.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember a box in that room of Mrs. Kemp's? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether the box was locked, or open, at that time? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the time that Mrs. Stevens came and found it open? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q.Was that box in the garret before you came to lodge there? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you know the name of the man that lodged in the same room with you? - A. No; I go in at night, and come out in the morning; I very seldom say any thing to any body.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see any thing of any bundle? - A. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sleep in the same bed with this man? - A. No, I slept by myself.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see any buttons or sponge? - A. No, I never took any notice of any thing of that kind.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Jones.) Whereabout was this bundle lying that you speak of? - A. At the corner of the chimney close to his bed-side; any body might see it that took any notice of it.</p>
<p>Q. How many beds were there in the room? - A.Three.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the jacket and the breeches? - A. They are at our house now. The man that Thomas speaks of is a Quaker, and works at a chemist and druggist's; White lodged in the two pair of stairs.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I had a kick over the knee by a bullock; I went into the hospital, and came away sooner than I ought to have done, because I wanted to get to work; I saw Mrs. Jones one morning, and paid her two shillings, and promised to come again, and pay her the rest, and told her, I would take away my bundle; they came and fetched me out of the shop where I was at work, and took me to Hatton-garden; I told her where I was at work, in Bath-street, Cold-bath-fields; that piece of sponge I have had these two years; and the buttons came off a pair of gaiters that were in the bundle; the buttons of one are on, and the other off.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Jones). Was there a pair of gaiters in the bundle? - A. Yes; one with buttons, and the other without.</p>
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<p>Court. Then you must go and fetch the bundle.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Jones). Did he pay you two shillings in part of payment? - A. Yes, he did.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you where he worked? - A. No; when I asked him, he said, it was somewhere about Cold-bath-fields.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Kemp.) Where did the buttons come from that you lost? - A.Off my husband's waistcoat.</p>
<p>Q. What were the number? - A.Thirteen.</p>
<p>Q. Do you say that from having counted them since? - A. Yes; but I knew there were either twelve or thirteen.</p>
<p>Q. Were they all of a size? - A. No, not quite.</p>
<p>Q. Has this silk ferret ever been used? - A. Yes, as a binding for my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. This mark you made, is a mark for the pocket? - A. Yes.(Jones produces a bundle, but the buttons on the gaiter did not correspond at all with them).</p>
<p>The prisoner produced three buttons from his waistcoat and jacket, but they did not correspond.</p>
<p>Seven witnesses were called, who gave the prisoner a good character
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Justice LAWRENCE.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Solicitor General. May it please your Lordship. Gentlemen of the Jury. The prisoner at the bar stands indicted for the wilful murder of a person of the name of Gabriel Franks. Gentlemen, this unfortunate man lost his life in consequence of a very outrageous riot which took place on the 16th of October last, late in the evening. Probably, Gentlemen, you most of you know, that there has been established at Wapping an office, called the Marine Police-office, in order to prevent those depre
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090007"/>dations which have taken place on the River Thames, and for the purpose of bringing to justice persons who commit offences, particularly against the Act called the Bumboat Act. That office was, upon the 16th of October last, while the Magistrates were engaged there in business, I believe between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, attacked in a most violent manner by a very outrageons mob, throwing stones of a very large size, breaking windows and doors, and committing a considerable degree of outrage there, which made it absolutely necessary that they should be resisted. After some time, the mob being extremely great, a pistol was fired from the office, which occasioned their temporary dispersion, and then the Magistrates got out of the office, for the purpose of reading the Riot Act, to induce them finally to disperse. Gentlemen, the Riot Act was read, and while that was going on, one of the officers was slightly wounded. The discharge of pistols had occasioned the mob to retreat, and, I believe, for your perfect understanding of the subject, it will be necessary for me a little to describe to you the situation of the office, which is in a street probably known to you, Gentlemen, called Wapping High-street, that I understand is parallel to the River Thames; the office is on the side next the river; a little below the office, about twenty yards from the middle window, is a place on the same side of the street, which is called the
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and also one of the rioters were killed. Gentlemen, I believe, according to the evidence which will be given to you, it will be found that Franks going towards the Dung-wharf, for the purpose of making observations upon the rioters, was, from the Dung-wharf, shot by some person; and, with respect to the prisoner, the charge against him consits of this not that any evidence can be offered to you that he discharged the pistol by which Franks was killed, but that he was an active man in the riot, encouraging and inciting it; and you will be told by the Court, that the law of this country is clearly this, that if you are engaged in one common purpose and design of a riotous and tumultuous nature, which must in all probability lead to consequences which may produce bodily harm to numbers of people, and perhaps to the death of some, all the persons who are engaged in such an undertaking, if death ensues, are guilty of the murder, because it is impossible, in cases of that description, to discover from whom very often the actual stroke of death comes; but if they are engaged in one common purpose, and that purpose of a nature which I think the witnesses will clearly shew you the object of the mob in this case was, and if one of the persons engaged in that purpose does kill a man, that that is murder, not only in the person who actually inflicted the wound of death, but upon all who are abetting, aiding, and assisting in the riot which produced the unfortunate circumstance, Gentlemen, I shall not trouble you with a detail of the particular circumstances; I shall only beg to call your attention to the situation of the spot, because it will be material for your rightly understanding the evidence that will be given to you. You will recollect, that the Marine Police-office is on the river side of the street, that the Dung-wharf is on the same side of the street, that it is about twenty yards below the office, that is, that it is about twenty yards from the centre window of the office; that that is an open spot leading down to the river, and consequently affording that sort of retreat to the mob which I have described, and that the evidence as it is stated to me, will prove to you decesively, that the shot by which Franks was killed came from the Dung-wharf. Gentlemen, unfortunately two persons have lost their lives in this outrageous riot; one of them was one of the rioters, who was killed shortly before the shot which killed Franks, the other was this unfortunate man Franks, who was shot in the manner that I have described. The witnesses will detail to you the circumstances; they will state to you what concern the prisoner Eyres had in the riot, where he was at the time this accident happened, what his situation was, how far he was a person aiding, encouraging, and abetting that riotous disturbance, which unfortunately produced the death of the man, for whose murder he now stands indicted.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person73"> HENRY LANG
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Fielding. I am clerk at the Marine Police-office: On Tuesday, the 16th of October, about half past eight in the evening -</p>
<p>Q. At that time were the Magistrates come to the office? - A. Yes, Mr. Colquhoun and Mr. Heriot.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any business going forward in the office that evening, which
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<p>Q. What were the names of those people? - A. Charles Eyres, the brother of the prisoner, and another man; they were soon after convicted by the Magistrates of the misdemeanor; they were all adjudged to pay a penalty of forty shillings. After the conviction, other business was gone upon, part of the money was brought to me, and there was some objection to the payment of the money: about five minutes after that, I heard a great noise in the street, which kept increasing till it grew quite outrageous; Mr. Colquhoun then ordered the constable in waiting, Richard Perry, to go out with the other constables, to see what was the matter, and if it could not be otherwise quelled, to bring the rioters in. About five minutes after, they began to batter the outside shutters of the office windows, which were fastened; that continued with very great shouting, and vast uproar, till at last the violence became so excessive, that they destroyed the outside shutters, broke in the windows, and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090008"/>the stones came into the office, large paving-stones; it was wholly impossible, during this violence, for the Magistrates to attempt to go out, it was unsafe; and after this had continued for a considerable time, I imagine from ten minutes to a quarter of an hour, I heard a pistol fired from the office.</p>
<p>Q. Do you happen to know who fired that pistol? - A. I did not see it fired. About five or ten minutes afterwards, the Magistrates were enabled to go out, though I thought attended with some danger, and they did go out, accompanied with their officers, and I heard the preamble of the Riot Act read by Mr. Colquhoun; just at that instant, he had hardly finished reading the Act, when Thomas Mitchell, and another of the Police-officers, came running up to me, and it appeared that his hand was wounded, his hand was then bleeding, and of my own knowledge I can say no more of it; then a requisition was sent to the Volunteer Association, to assist the Police.</p>
<p>Court. Q. In what situation was Franks at that time? - A. A
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Where Franks was at the beginning of the riot, you cannot possibly tell? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long were the Magistrates out reading the Riot Act? - A. I suppose about two or three minutes; it was read in a very audible voice.</p>
<p>Q.Franks was a lumper, was not he? - A. Yes, a foreman lumper.</p>
<p>Q. Not a sworn constable? - A. No, but occasionally assisting at the office.</p>
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<p>Q. Were you the officer that had these persons in custody, for having coals in their possession? - A. Yes, I was.</p>
<p>Q. Was
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<p>Q. After that charge was heard, what took place? - A. After the charge was heard, and they could not give the Magistrate a satisfactory account, two men and a boy were convicted, and adjudged to pay forty shillings each; Charles Eyres was one, and after they came out of the Magistrate's room, a friend of
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person77" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came in to pay the forty shillings for him, he paid it into my hand, and, in a minute or two, there was a noise in the street; I opened the door to let
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person78" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> out, when there was a voice cried, you b-y long thief have you paid the money? I saw there was a riot going to be, and I shoved the door of the office to immediately: then there was another voice said, here goes for the forty; with that the fan-light of the door was instantly knocked all over me, I suppose with a stick, they could not have reached it without; I went into the Magistrate's room, and immediately the next light was beat, shutters and all, into the office, by large stones, I suppose twenty pounds weight, such stones as the streets were paved with; they then proceeded to the next light, that was beat in also with great stones.</p>
<p>Q. Was the street quiet at this time? - A. No, there was crying and shouting, and a great noise, and saying they would have the b-y Police-office down; they then proceeded to the third window, and beat that in also, and a large stone came in, which took me over the shoulder, and passed Mr. Colquhoun, the Magistrate.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel yourself in danger at that time? - A. No doubt of it; I expected every man there would be murdered; I directly went and fired a pistol off out of the place where that large stone came in.</p>
<p>Q.Thinking it right to take that means to disperse the mob? - A. Yes, or else I judge we should have been murdered; I then said to the Magistrates, for God's sake, Gentlemen, let us go out of doors; Mr. Colquhoun then went out, and read the Riot Act; the stones were flying about at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Did any thing particular happen to any person while he was reading the Riot Act? - A. The moment it was done, I heard Mitchell, one of the officers, cry out, Oh Lord! Oh Lord! I saw him put his hand up.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the deceased, Franks? - A. Yes; he desired me to give him a cutlass; I did not give him one, but I believe he had one by some means; we proceeded then towards the rioters.</p>
<p>Q.Whereabout was it that you perceived the people who were engaged in the riot? - A. By the Dung-wharf, about twenty yards, or there away.</p>
<p>Q. Is the Dung-wharf on the same side of the way as the office, or the opposite side? - A. The same side of the way.</p>
<p>Q. Lower down the river, or higher up towards the Tower? - A. Lower down the river; Franks and I walked ten yards, I suppose, looking at the mob, and then Frank's said, for God's sake, Perry, take care; he turned round, and, at that distance, I saw the flash of a pistol; I saw no more of Franks till I saw him at the Rose and Crown public-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did the pistol appear to be fired from the office, or any other quarter? - A. That pistol could not have been fired from the office, it was fired fronting to me, but it could not possibly come from the office.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any expressions made use of? - A. Yes, several horrid expressions, that they would kill all the people belonging to the office.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear these sort of expressions more
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090009"/>than once? - A. Yes, several times, shouting and huzzaing, and making a very loud noise indeed.</p>
<p>Q. Was Franks known to be employed by the office? - A. Yes, he had been employed by the office some time.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You are an officer-what had you been before? - A. I have kept a public-house, I keep a shop now.</p>
<p>Q.Probably the reason of that was, that your licence was taken away? - A. Yes, it was stopped.</p>
<p>Q.Upon what ground? - A. It was stopped at the time when a great number of public-houses were stopped for having liquor-shops, and selling spirits, they were called gin-shops.</p>
<p>Q. That was the only ground upon which it was stopped? - A. Yes; there were some other little circumstances, that a disorderly man was turned out, and he got away out of the office.</p>
<p>Q.Perhaps there might be some other little thing? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Has it not at all been said to you, I do not know with what propriety, that one of the shots from the office killed Franks? - A. I have not heard that said.</p>
<p>Q. You have not been charged with that at all? - A.No.</p>
<p>Q. How many pistols were fired from the office? - A. I cannot say, I believe there were more than one, two, or three.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. Franks was perfectly well after you had fired your pistol? - A. Yes, and was along with me.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. Did you see any fire-arms in the mob? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any cutlasses in the mob? - A. No, I saw the stones coming.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. Was it so light, that if they had had pistols, you could have seen them? - A. No, it was dark.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you first see him on the 16th of October? - A. At the Rose and Crown; while I was there, I heard there was a riot at the Police-office; Franks and I, and Mr. Webb, the landlord, went towards the office; when we got there, we found a great number of persons aslembled, breaking the windows with large stones; we went to a side door, and knocked; Perry came to the door, and said, he had orders not to let any body in; Franks said to me, let us go amongst the mob, and see if we cannot pick out some of them; we then went towards the mob; as soon as we had passed the windows, a pistol was fired from the office window, and shot one of the rioters; we then went a little farther together; the rioters took the dead man upon their shoulders, and carried him towards the wharf.</p>
<p>Q. What did Franks and you do then? - A. There was one man particularly active, and Franks said, take notice of that man, while I go and get a cutlass; he then went towards the office, I remained opposite the Dung-wharf, on the other side of the street; about a minute after Franks had left me, I heard a pistol fired, and Franks cried out, that he was shot.</p>
<p>Q. In what direction was that pistol fired? - A. It appeared to me to be towards the office.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Franks fall? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any particular expressions made use of? - A. I heard one man call out for arms; I think the words were, bring the arms, and let us shoot all the b-s.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear that expression before you heard the sound of the pistol? - A. Yes, Franks was with me at that time.</p>
<p>Q. What was the person, as far as you could judge of the man that Franks desired you to take notice of? - A. They were dressed a good deal alike, and it is impossible for me to recognize him; he was a tall man in a flannel jacket.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You do not know all the officers of that office, and the persons belonging to it? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q.Perhaps a good many more of them for aught you can tell, were among the mob? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. You know some of the officers? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Probably they had pistols? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. You saw no fire-arms among the mob? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. The weapons they made use of were stones? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Q. It was dark, was it not? - A.Very dark.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. You could not distinctly hear the sound of the pistol, but it appeared to you to come from towards the office? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. The Dung-wharf was between you and the office? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Abbott. Q. What is the width of the street? - A. There is room for two coaches to pass.</p>
<p>Q. Was the sound loud, or how? - A. It was a very loud report.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see any of the officers interspersed among the mob? - A. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Solicitor General. I keep the Rose and Crown public-house, Wapping, about thirty yards from the Police-office, or rather better: On the evening of the 16th of October, I was informed of the riot, I went out of doors, and saw a great mob in the street; they gave three huzzas, and began throwing great
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<p>Q. The door is not in the street, but up an alley? - A. Yes. I then went just opposite the Marine Police-office, under a gateway, to one Mr. James's, and there I stood for a few minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Does that gateway lead to the Cooperage? - A. Yes. Then I saw a great many stones thrown against the windows, which were broke all to pieces; and I saw the flash of a pistol come through the hole that was broke in the Police-office window; I then heard there was a man shot dead; the mob still persisted in throwing stones against the window shutters; I went a little way below, and I saw a man close to me dead, apparently, on the ground; a tall man went into a shop and fetched a candle, and looked at the man, and he said to another of them, is that one of us; he said, yes; then says the other, get him on your back, which he did; I then went to a narrow passage just below the Dung-wharf, and while I stood there, I heard the report of another pistol apparently fired below the office, from where I was in the street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the flash of that pistol? - A. I saw just the light of it.</p>
<p>Q. Could you form a judgment from that, from whence it came? - A.No. As they were taking the dead man along upon their backs, I heard some of them say, d-n their eyes, we will go home and fetch some arms, and blow the office up; upon that I returned through the mob.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see them carrying this man before or after you saw the last pistol fired? - A. Before, about the space of a minute; I returned through the mob, and saw no more.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing said? - A. No more than that there was another man shot. I went home and found
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person82" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> at my house, the shot, apparently, had gone through his body; Peacock and Franks and I had gone out of the house together, and just after the first pistol was fired, Franks took me by the arm, and said, Mr. Webb, you had better go home, for it is ten to one but they pick you out, as the officers use your house.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You heard several pistols fired? - A.Three or four.</p>
<p>Q. The last pistol was fired about a minute after they had taken the rioter upon their backs? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Therefore, those persons could not have gone home and got arms? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. The Dung-wharf was between you and the office? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How far were you from the Dung-wharf? - A.About one yard.</p>
<p>Q. The pistol was fired from towards the office? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You cannot tell, from the sound of a pistol, whether it is fired fifteen or twenty-five yards off? - A. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person83" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Fielding. I am a soldier; and occasionally work upon the Thames as a coal-heaver: On the 16th of October in the evening I went to Mr. Fox's public-house, I had just come from off duty, I went out to see for some work for the ensuing day; I heard that
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was taken up for a misdemeanor; I went with Newman and Mason, they were going to pay the fine; I had not been there long before Newman and Mason, and then Charles Eyres came out; the prisoner said to his brother, Charles, d-n your long eyes, have you paid the money? to which Charles said, yes, I have; he took his brother by the collar, and dragged him towards the door, and said, come along, and we will have the money back, or else we will have the house down; shortly after that, in a very short space of time, there was a man in a blue coat began breaking the windows over the Police-office door with a stick; then the people began huzzaing and making a great noise, and took up stones, and began hammering the window shutters with the stones in their hands till the windows broke by the jar of the window shutters; shortly after, I saw one of the window shutters broke open; I saw the prisoner at the bar throwing stones like pavement stones into the Police-office; by this time there were two or three of the windows broke open in the front of the street by the violence of the rioters; I had not been there above a minute before I heard the report of fire-arms, and saw the flash from the Police-office; shortly after the first fire, there was another fire out of the one pair of stairs window; then I heard an expression from one of the rioters, d-n my eyes, there is a man killed; I grew alarmed, and went immediately across the street under the wall, thinking perhaps I might be shot; I looked to my left hand, and saw a man lying dead in the street; I saw the prisoner at the bar holding him up, and another man.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner at the bar was one of the men who was holding up that man who had been killed? - A. Yes; I went to see if I knew the deceased; I did not know him, because his face was so covered with blood; but the prisoner at the bar said, Butterworth, are you going away? yes, says I, I am.</p>
<p>Q. You were known to the prisoner, and him to you, before? - A. Yes, we were intimate acquaintances; I said, yes, I was going home, it was the fittest place for him and me too, we had no business there; he said, if I went away he would knock my brains out with a stone, he had three or four stones under his arm; and he said, who will
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090011"/>lay hold of my ammunition, meaning the stones, I believe, I did not see any other ammunition, says he, and I will help the man up, but who it was that carried the deceased away I cannot tell; I went away from the office then, as far as Execution-dock, which is but a short space.</p>
<p>Q. Did you leave the prisoner there? - A. Yes; but as to fire-arms being discharged in the street, there was no such thing while I was there.</p>
<p>Q. You speak of the situation of James Eyres, and another man by the man that was killed, and in that situation you left them; where did you go to at that time? - A. To Mr. George Fox's; when I got to Mr. Fox's I saw
<persName id="t17990109-5-person85"> Charles Eyres
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person85" type="given" value="Charles"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing more of
<persName id="t17990109-5-person86"> James Eyres
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person86" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that night? - A. No, not at all.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q.There was a great croud in the street? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. It was a very narrow street, two coaches can hardly pass? - A. It is as much as they can.</p>
<p>Q. And the path-way is very narrow? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. It was so crouded that a man could hardly get by? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.You were walking through the mob, and then had an opportunity of seeing the rioters, and you saw no fire-arms? - A. No; after I was gone to Execution-dock I heard some pistols fired, but I cannot tell where they came from.</p>
<p>Q. But you saw none fired but from the office? - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Fielding. Q. How long was it before you arrived at Execution-dock after you had seen
<persName id="t17990109-5-person87"> James Eyres
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person87" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and this other man by the body? - A. Not a minute.</p>
<p>Q. At Execution-dock you heard the report of fire-arms? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. But where that report came from you cannot immediately say? - A. No, I cannot.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person88"> ELIZABETH FORRESTER
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person88" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person88" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. I am the wife of George Forrester, I live in Gravel-lane: I was going towards the Police-office at the time of the riot.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner,
<persName id="t17990109-5-person89"> James Eyres
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person89" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? - A. Yes, very well; I have known him a long time; I went to Mr. Webb's house with my husband, he had some money to receive of Perry, the officer; we had something to drink, and then we heard of the riot; Mr. Webb, and Franks the deceased, and another man, wanted to go out, and I said, no, I will go, they will not hurt a woman; I went out, and they were knocking against the shutters of the Police-office, and beating them to pieces, then there was a pistol fired; I was so frightened that I kept my bed for three weeks; and then some of them went away to the Dung-wharf, the others towards the Cooperage; the prisoner at the bar, with one Anty a coal-heaver, and a blacksmith, and a great many others, came up to the office, and said, let us have some more fun, we have not had our revenge yet, I will have the b-y Justices' heads off; then James Eyres, and Anty, and some more, struck against the window-shutters again, and they beat the windows all open, and then they ran towards the dung-wharf; and then Mr. Franks, that is dead, and Mr. Peacock, first went up, and Franks was not there a minute before I heard
<persName id="t17990109-5-person90"> James Eyres
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person90" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> say, fire, you b-r, fire; I do not know who it was said to; I tell the truth, I do not tell a lye.</p>
<p>Q. Was it said to a person in the mob, or in the office? - A. To a person in the mob; then Franks ran, and in about two yards he fell; I went up to him to look if he was shot, and they told me he was; then curiosity led me into the mob, and I went into the mob where the prisoner was, and many others, and there I saw a man lying dead upon the ground; James Eyres then said, d-n my eyes, here shall be a b-y murder this night, here is a man killed; I was then close at Eyres's shoulder; he then turned round to Anty the coal-heaver, and said, d-n your eyes, take him up; then there was another man wanted to go away, and James Eyres said to him, d-n your eyes, if you offer to go away I will knock you down; and he had some stones under his arm.</p>
<p>Q. Did you afterwards go to see Franks? - A. Yes; the men then went towards the Dung-wharf to get some hoop-sticks, and they broke them in half, and
<persName id="t17990109-5-person91"> James Eyres
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person91" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> said, they will be of no service to you; says he, take these, he held the dead man in one hand, and stooped and took up some stones with the other;
<persName id="t17990109-5-person92"> James Eyres
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person92" type="surname" value="Eyres"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person92" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person92" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> then said to Anty, d-n your eyes you are the strongest, you take him up, and then they carried the body towards Execution-dock; then one of them said, here is Branham, d-n his eyes, we have got him dead at last; Branham was a waterman, and belongs to the office.</p>
<p>Q. Did it turn out to be Branham? - A No, Mr. Branham is alive; the mob cleared then a little, and I went to see Franks, the doctor had got hold of him, with his finger in his back.</p>
<p>Q.Probing the wound? - A. Yes; I lent my husband a penknife to cut his clothes off.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Which was killed first, the rioter or Franks? - A. That I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any exclamation that a man was killed before you heard that Franks was killed? - A. No; there was no man killed before Franks was shot.</p>
<p>Q. That you are certain of? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had an opportunity of seeing, and therefore you must know whether any man was killed before Franks was shot? - A. No.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090012"/>Q.Have you never said, that in your opinion, the same shot killed both Franks and the rioter? - A. I may have said so, I dare say I did; I saw them both dead at one time, and I heard but one pistol fired.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not state to the Justice, that it appeared to you, that they were both killed by one shot? - A. I dare say I did, and I think so now; I saw but one pistol; I am sure Franks was shot by that pistol, and I heard but one pistol fired, when I saw them both lie dead, and that was fired from the office.</p>
<p>Q. This was a dark night, was it not? - A. It was not a light night, but the lamps were lit; and when they broke the Police-office in, there was light enough came from there.</p>
<p>Q. You heard somebody say, here is Branham dead? - A. I dare say I did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think you are more likely to remember things now than a week after the transaction happened? - A. No, I dare say I remembered better, I might not tell the Justice that, I do not know that I did.</p>
<p>Q. How many informations have you laid before the Magistrates? - A. None, nor I never was before a Magistrate before.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person93"> WILLIAM BLIZARD
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person93" type="surname" value="BLIZARD"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Abbott. I am surgeon to the London Hospital; the deceased was brought to that hospital, and committed to my care on the night of the riot; I examined him, and found a wound on the right side of the breast; he was sinking very fast from internal bleeding, he was suffocating the blood leading to the lungs; he seemed in a dangerous situation to move him, and therefore I made no enquiry into the wound in his back; it appeared that his existence was likely to be very short; Mr. Headington, my brother surgeon, examined the body after his death, and he can speak particularly as to his situation.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he live? - A. I sent to Mr. Williams, the Magistrate, to receive an account from this man.</p>
<p>Q. Did Franks, the deceased, appear to be sensible of his own danger? - A. He did, and he particularly became much worse after I sent for Mr. Williams; however, he was collected, and capable of speaking, and I thought it my duty to take his declaration, having the honour to be a Magistrate for the Hamlets of the Tower.</p>
<p>Q. He seemed certain that his death was approaching? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. Was he at that time in a state of certainty that he was about to die? - A. I had no doubt of the event.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner in a state of certainty of death? - A. I inferred it from him; when I mentioned to him taking his declaration, he said, oh, then I have but a little time to live; to which I made no answer.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he live afterwards? - A. Several days, much longer than I thought he would; Mr. Williams came just after I had taken the declaration of the deceased; I delivered the declaration to Mr. Williams.</p>
<p>R. WILLIAMS, Esq. sworn. - Examined by Mr. Abbott. I received the paper of Mr. Blizard, which I sent the next morning to Mr. Colquhoun, enclosed in a letter; I never saw it after.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mr. Blizard.) Did you ever see it afterwards? - A. No.</p>
<p>- HERIOT, Esq. sworn. - Examined by Mr. Abbott. I received the deposition of Franks, and when the Coroner sent for that deposition, I took a copy of it, and sent it to the Coroner, Mr. Walter; I kept a copy of it myself.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person94"> THOMAS WALTER
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person94" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq. sworn. - Examined by Mr. Abbott. Q. Did you receive from Mr. Heriot a paper, purporting to be the declaration of Franks? - A. Yes; my clerk told me that he saw the original here last Sessions.</p>
<p>MAJOR WALTER sworn. - Examined by Mr. Abbott. I am clerk to my father; I was with him when he sat as Coroner upon the Inquest in this case; I received from him the original paper, purporting to be the declaration of the deceased.</p>
<p>Q. Is this the original paper? - A. No, this is a copy that I myself made: I saw the original at my father's, with the other depositions, all of which I afterwards brought here, and left at Mr. Shelton's office; I am certain that was among the other papers; the copy was left at the same time with him.</p>
<p>Mr. Shelton. I am looking over this bundle; the informations and depositions that are returned every Sessions, are put up in a bundle like this.</p>
<p>Court. Q. And can you say, that you have no others in your office? - A. I can.</p>
<p>Mr. Shelton. Here is the calendar of the papers that were returned, and the number in the calendar corresponds exactly with the number that are here now.</p>
<p>Q. Have you inspected your papers and books, to see whether the original deposition or declaration of the deceased is there? - A. I have, and it is not amongst them.</p>
<p>Mr. HEADINGTON sworn. - I examined the body after death.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a wound did you find? - A. A small wound near the back bone, which passed through the lungs.</p>
<p>Q. By what was that wound given? - A. It is impossible for me to say, it was a ball to all appearance; I should imagine there were two balls, one came out between the third, and the other the fourth rib.</p>
<p>Q. And were those wounds the cause of his
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090013"/>death? - A.They were; the ball entered between the shoulders, near the back bone.</p>
<p>Q. Rather lower in the belly than behind? - A. No, rather higher.(
<persName id="t17990109-5-person95"> Josiah Calmer
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person95" type="surname" value="Calmer"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person95" type="given" value="Josiah"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person95" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and
<persName id="t17990109-5-person96"> John Gibbon
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person96" type="surname" value="Gibbon"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person96" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person96" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were called, but not appearing, their recognizances were ordered to be estrcated).</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I am innocent of the crime that is laid to my charge.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person97"> GEORGE HALL
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. I am a butcher at Wapping-wall, Shadwell.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
<persName id="t17990109-5-person98"> Elizabeth Forrester
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person98" type="surname" value="Forrester"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person98" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person98" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. What is her character? - A. I believe a very infamous one.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a woman that you would believe upon her oath? - A. I should not, upon my oath.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character? - A. A very bad one; I believe two-thirds of the parish would give evidence to the same effect.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Fielding. Q. What sort of knowledge have you had of this poor woman? - A. She offered in our vestry to take a false oath against me, and I believe I got her husband dismissed from being headborough; upon my oath I have no enmity against her.</p>
<p>Q. This woman was, upon some occasion, about to give her oath against you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. Is that the only reason why you have given her such a character? - A. The general character that she bears amongst her neighbours, is that of a very base one.</p>
<p>GEORGE FOX sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. I am a coal undertaker, and overseer of Shadwell.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
<persName id="t17990109-5-person99"> Elizabeth Forrester
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person99" type="surname" value="Forrester"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person99" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person99" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - A. Yes, I know her very well; she bears as infamous a character, I believe, as any woman in the world; I am convinced she would as soon swear against any Gentlemen of the Jury, as against the man at the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a woman you would believe upon her oath? - A. She is not.</p>
<p>WILLIAM MADDOCKS sworn. - I am an overseer of Shadwell.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
<persName id="t17990109-5-person100"> Elizabeth Forrester
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person100" type="surname" value="Forrester"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person100" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person100" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - A. I know her, but I should not have known her if I had met her; she lives in the next street to me.</p>
<p>JAMES NASH sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. I am an auctioneer and broker at Wapping-wall.</p>
<p>Q. What is her general character? - A. Not a very fair one; she is always wrangling among her neighbours.</p>
<p>Q. Have you sufficient knowledge of her to say, whether you would or not believer her upon her oath? - A. I believe, I should not.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person101"> PAUL JOHNSON
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person101" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person101" type="given" value="PAUL"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person101" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. I am a timber-merchant, in New Gravel-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
<persName id="t17990109-5-person102"> Elizabeth Forrester
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person102" type="surname" value="Forrester"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person102" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. From your knowledge of her, would you believe her upon her oath? - A. I really would not.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person103"> ROBERT WOOD
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person103" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person103" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. I am a coal undertaker, at Wapping-wall; I know
<persName id="t17990109-5-person104"> Elizabeth Forrester
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person104" type="surname" value="Forrester"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person104" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person104" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. From your knowledge of her, would you believe her upon her oath? - A. I would not, not no person in the parish I believe would.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person105"> WILLIAM HOMAN
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person105" type="surname" value="HOMAN"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person105" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. I am a tallow-chandler, at Wapping, and churchwarden of the parish.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
<persName id="t17990109-5-person106"> Elizabeth Forrester
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person106" type="surname" value="Forrester"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person106" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person106" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Would you believe her upon her oath? - A. No, I would not, if she was to swear for an hour.</p>
<persName id="t17990109-5-person107"> JAMES WATKINS
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person107" type="surname" value="WATKINS"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person107" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. I am a butcher, at Wapping.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know
<persName id="t17990109-5-person108"> Elizabeth Forrester
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person108" type="surname" value="Forrester"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person108" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person108" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Would you believe her upon her oath? - A. I would not, if she were to take a hundred oaths.</p>
<p>The prisoner called Captain
<persName id="t17990109-5-person109"> Palmer
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person109" type="given" value="Palmer"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person109" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and three serjeants of the third regiment of foot guards, and three other witnesses, who gave him a good character for humanity, good nature, and peaceable demeanour.</p>
<p>Q.(To Peacock). Can you tell what space of time elapsed between the rioter being shot that was carried from the Dung-wharf, and the time that Franks was shot? - A. About four or five minutes.</p>
<p>Q.(To Webb). You saw a man take up the dead rioter upon his back? - A. Yes, he carried him down Wapping, about twenty yards from the Dung-wharf; I do not know where he went afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take such notice of him, that you should have known him again if you had seen him afterwards? - A. I do not think I should.</p>
<p>Q.What time was there between that and the hearing the report of the pistol with which Franks was killed? - A. I cannot say any thing with respect to Franks being killed.</p>
<p>Q.(To Butterworth). You said that the prisoner said, I will help the deceased, that is, the dead rioter? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he carried to? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. How long after that did you hear the discharge of the second pistol? - A It might be three or four minutes.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. (To Lang). Q. I believe the prisoner came to the office a day or two afterwards, and voluntarily surrendered himself, without there being a warrant taken out for his apprehension? - A. Yes, he did.
<rs id="t17990109-5-verdict29" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17990109-5-verdict29" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> GUILTY </rs> Death.</p>
<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090014"/>SENTENCE.</p>
<p>Mr. Recorder.
<persName id="t17990109-5-person110"> James Eyres
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<interp inst="t17990109-5-person110" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17990109-5-person110" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Prisoner at the bar. You have been charged with the horrid and heinous crime of murder; by your plea you have denied the charge; the Jury, after a very patient and attentive hearing of your case, and of every circumstance which the humanity of a very learned Judge, and the ingenuity of an experienced and an able Advocate* could bring forward in your behalf, have found themselves bound by a duty which they owe to themselves, and which they likewise owe, in a case like the present, to the safety of the country, to pronounce you guilty.</p>
<p>*Mr. Gurney.</p>
<p>My task is a very painful one indeed, when it compels me to deliver to a fellow creature the most dreadful intelligence that can, perhaps, reach the ears of an individual, that his doom is fixed, and that an almost immediate separation of soul and body, is the necessary and inevitable consequence of a very profligate act of wickedness. - The very learned Judges, who preside over this tribunal, are satisfied with the verdict of the Jury; you must, therefore, immediately prepare to die for the great crime that you have committed. You have, prisoner, in breach of the peace, and in open violation of the laws of the land, in the pursuit of a very wicked purpose, namely, the demolition of the house in which the Magistrates administered the justice of the country, and the destruction of the Magistrates themselves, and that too after a very formal and legal notice to the party; you have been, I say, the wicked occasion of the loss to society of an innocent individual - I say the wicked occasion of the loss, because all persons who take an active part in a riot are answerable, by the sound policy of our law, for all the dreadful consequences which are most likely, and most unfortunately for you, in the late tumult and outrage, have ensued. Prisoner, - In a state of society, nothing promotes the real and solid happiness of the people so much as wholesome laws, and an uninterrupted administration of them; - the Magistrates, therefore, who are called into that often painful, but always very honourable service, must, of necessity, find protection against the outrages of the wicked and the profligate; they must find, I say, that protection in the strong arm, and the just vengeance of the law; a law which, I may truly say, is executed in this country in great mercy to individual delinquents, when mercy to individuals does not become cruelty to the public. My duty calls upon me, therefore, however painful the task may be, to declare, that in a case like the present, mercy to spare your life, would be to want mercy for the people at large, and to neglect the dearest interests of society. Prisoner, - As to your happiness, therefore, in the world to come, your crime seems to be so very malignant, that the limited understanding of man can scarce feel it to be within the reach of mercy; the religion, however, which we prosess, teaches us, that there are no bounds to the mercies of the Father of all mercies! - It may be, therefore, some consolation for you to learn, that your sufferings of body, and of mind, at the time of your execution; and the infamy and disgrace attached to a public exposition of your body after death, may, in the end, be found the means of expiating your crime, provided you apply at the Throne of Mercy for forgiveness with a contrite heart, full confession, and sincere repentance. I now pray God that your sad example may teach others to pause, to consider well before they engage in any illegal act of violence, which, tending to the destruction of the lives and properties of others, may, before they are at all sensible of their own danger, seal their own destruction, and their own final doom.</p>
<p>I pass now to the sentence which the law pronounces against all offenders of your description; I do award, and this Court doth adjudge, that you,
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<p>Prisoner. Amen. I hope he will.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Which said that? - A. They both spoke; I said they might if they pleased; they said they would search my pockets, and have my money; the shortest came up and stood foremost, and the other man stood with a pistol behind him; he then presented the pistol at me.</p>
<p>Q. When did they first pull out the pistol? - A. I saw it when they turned round, before they spoke to me.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to say they might have your money? - A.Because I was frit at them; they took three shillings out of my breeches pocket, and asked me for my watch, and one of them put his hand inside my breeches, but I had none.</p>
<p>Q. When did you next see them? - A. Last Monday was a week.</p>
<p>Q. How light was it at this time? - A. I saw them, I suppose, forty yards before I came to them.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure these are the men? - A. I am certain sure.</p>
<p>Q. How far was the man from you that had the pistol? - A. About the space of two yards, I don't think it was more.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the man who stood with the pistol is one of the men at the bar? - A. The very same.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. What length of time might have elapsed between the time of the
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<p>Q. It was half after four, or near five o'clock? - A. It was about half past four.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not say, before you went into the office, that you could not undertake to swear to these men? - A. No; I said as soon as I went in, that if they were the men I could swear to them.</p>
<p>Q. Where do you live? - A. At Heston, about twelve miles from town.</p>
<p>Q. How happened it that you knew they were in custody? - A. The constable came to me, and I told him I could swear to them.</p>
<p>Q. You say, the man who had the pistol was about two yards distance? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to swear that you saw the pistol before the man's hand was in your pocket? - A. Yes, as soon as I turned round, I saw it. I had twenty-three shillings in my pocket, and I had just before parted my money, and put the rest in my coat pocket; I was going a journey, but that having happened, I went into a public-house, and they advised me to go back to my master's, and see if I could find the men, and I went back.</p>
<p>- HAYNES sworn. - I am constable of the parish of Hillingdon: On Thursday, the 3d of January, about seven in the evening, some people came in, and said I was wanted; I opened the door, and the two prisoners were given into my custody by the constable.</p>
<p>Ham's defence. To the best of my knowledge, I was in town when the robbery was committed.</p>
<p>Wallace's defence. I was at another place at the time.</p>
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<p>Lacey. This is my sack, (producing it); it has my name upon it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. My wife is dead, and I have two children to maintain; I hope you will forgive me.</p>
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<p>Q. Who does the table spoon belong to? - A. My mother,
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<p>Q. Did you ever see them again? - A. Yes, Mr. Blamire shewed them to me last Friday.</p>
<p>GEORGE LONGDEN sworn. - I am an officer belonging to Hatton Garden: The prisoner took out a warrant against her mistress, and I brought her to the office; and she told the Magistrate, she had been robbed by the prisoner herself; upon that I went and searched the prisoner's lodgings, she went with me, she had a key, and opened the door, No. 8, Baldwin's-gardens; it was last Friday week; I found a silver table spoon, a silver desert spoon, two-tea spoons, a pair of silver sugar tongs, and a muslin handkerchief; I took her back to the office with the spoons, and she was fully committed for trial.</p>
<p>The property was deposed to by Mrs. Northey, part of it being marked, I M N.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I gave her warning, and when the time came for me to go, she would not let me; she stopped my clothes, and had borrowed four shillings, and would not pay me; she would not pay me my wages; Friday night she sent me out at eleven o'clock at night for gin, and kept me up all night, and I told her the next morning that if she would not pay me, I would take these things for it, and I took them before her face.</p>
<p>Court. (To Mrs. Northey). Q. Did she give you warning? - A. No.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did she take those things from you before your face, because you had not paid her her wages? - A.Certainly not.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice LAWRENCE.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was it light or dark? - A. It was dark.</p>
<p>Q. How were they taken? - A. By a piece of glass being taken out of the window; I had been in the parlour about a quarter of an hour, and upon my return into the shop, I perceived a vacancy in the window, and missed two shoes, and part of the square of glass; I went down the street, and saw two men waiting against the church rails; I waited a bit, and then they crossed over towards me; then I saw that the prisoner, who was one of them, had two shoes in his hand; I brought him back, and he said, he did not take them out of my shop; he dropped one in going along, this is the other, (producing it); I know it to be mine, I have the fellow of it at home, and I know my own work; I had seen them in the window when I lit up the candles; I am sure the glass was then found.</p>
<p>Q. Is the shop a part of your dwelling-house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. He said at Bow-street, that the window was broke before.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I had had my window cut about two years ago, and some shoes stolen, and this was the same square of glass; a piece had been puttied in as tight as ever it was, and that same piece was taken out.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I never had that shoe in my hand, I know nothing of it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice LAWRENCE.</p> </div1>
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<p>The indictment was opened by Mr. Raine, and the case by Mr. Const.</p>
<p>HENRY EDWARDS sworn. - Examined by Mr. Raine. I am an
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<p>Court. Q. It was dark by that time? - A. Yes. At the door of the Bell public-house, at Bedsont, I observed two men on horseback; we proceeded on towards Staines turnpike, which is at the end of Bedsont-lane; about ten minutes afterwards, just as we got to the lane end that goes up to Stanwell, they came up to us.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a glass behind your chaise? - A. Yes; and Dowsett kept looking through the glass all the way we came, after having seen these two men, they both came up to the chaise on the near side, I sat on the near side, Jones in the middle, and Dowsett on the off side; they both rode past the chaise, and one of them went up to the boy and held up his hand in this kind of way, (describing it); and said, d-n your eyes, your b-r, stop; and the other having gone past, was obliged to turn his horse back to come to my window, he tapped at the window with the barrel of his pistol, which I could see very plainly, and said, d-n your eyes, you b-r, give me your money; I told them not to use us ill, and I would; then the man at the horses' heads said, d-n your eyes, Jack, give it to them -</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner's name is John? - A. Yes. And he fired that instant through the side glass, as I was pulling it down with my left hand -</p>
<p>Q.Which of the men was it that fired? - A. The man who was at my side, and demanded my money; we found, when we got to Bedfont, that the ball had gone out at the opposite frame; I then fired at him, and said to my brother officer, so that he could hear me, I am certain that I have hit him; then the man at the head of the horses fired at the front of the chaise, and if I had not been stooping, had I been sitting upright, the bullet must have hit me; I was going to get out, and the man at the horses' heads says, holloa, Jack, d-n your eyes, are you hurt, if you are not, come this way; then Jones fired immediately, and the man at the horses' heads rode off; I got out of the chaise, and went back in pursuit of the other, but could not find him; it was dark.</p>
<p>Q.Had you an opportunity of observing the horse? - A. I had, from the flash of both pistols, both his and mine; the horse's head being close to the glass, I could see that it was a dark brown horse, I could see perfectly the colour of the front part of the horse, but could not see the man's face, he had a kind of a rough shag brown bath coat on; the horse appeared to be between thirteen and fourteen hands high.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing about his head? - A. No, I did not observe any white about his head, it was the smallest horse of the two.</p>
<p>Q.Have you seen that horse since? - A. Yes, I have, at Mr. Kendall's stables, in Long-acre, and at Bow-street likewise.</p>
<p>Q. Can you speak positively to that being the horse which the man rode? - A. Yes, I am certain of it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined Mr. Knowlys. Q. It was dark, you say? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then the only observation you made upon this horse, was from the flash of the pistols, during the short time which this transaction occupied? - A. And being so close to the chaise.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to tell us, that, by the flash of a pistol in a dark night, you can positively swear to the colour of a horse? - A. I can.</p>
<p>Q.You do not even know whether there was any white about the horse's head? - A. I did not observe that there was, I took no particular notice of the horse, but its being a remarkable small brown horse; I knew him among a dozen others while he was standing in the stable.</p>
<p>Q.Will you undertake to swear now to the height of the horse? - A. I took it to be between thirteen and fourteen hands high.</p>
<p>Q. You had no opportunity of seeing the legs of the horse? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. And yet, in a dark night, you will undertake to swear to the horse? - A. I am certain to the horse, and nobody shall persuade me off of it.</p>
<p>Q. The horse that you have seen since has a great deal of white in the face? - A.Very little; I believe there is a little bit of a white spot.</p>
<p>Q.You were shewn a horse, for the purpose of judging whether that was the horse you saw upon that occasion? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.And cannot you now recollect, whether that horse had any white in his face, or not? - A. It was never shewn to me in particular to judge; it was shewn to the other and the post-boy.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090018"/>Q. Has he any white in his face? - A. I do not think that he has, I did not perceive any white at all about him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine him in the stable? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to swear that he has no white in his face? - A. I believe he has none, there may be a white hair or two.</p>
<p>Q. What is the colour of the horse? - A. A dark brown horse.</p>
<p>Q.Can you say now whether he has any white legs or not? - A. He has not.</p>
<p>Mr. Raine. Q. By the flash of the pistols, you not only had an opportunity of seeing the size and colour of the horse, but his shape? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And you singled the horse out afterwards, without being shewn to you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Jury. Q. If there were many other brown horses, could you have picked him out? - A. Yes, if he had been among fifty horses in a field I could have picked him out; he was a remarkable square-built little horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t17990109-11-person144" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Const. I am a conductor of the patrole; I was with the last witness and Dowsett in the chaise, at Bedsont, I sat in the middle, I did not see the men till they came up to the chaise; one of them went to the horse's heads, and said, holloa, stop, you b-r, stop; then the other man came to the chaise door, and tapped at the window, but whether he had a pistol or not, I did not see, I was looking after the man at the head of the horses; the man at the window demanded our money; we told them we would give it them directly; the man at the horses' heads then holloaed out, d-n your eyes, Jack, give it them directly: he had no sooner said that, than the man at the door fired through the window; Edwards immediately fired at him, and I still kept looking at the man at the horses' heads, expecting he would fire; Edwards had no sooner fired his pistol from the chaise, than the man at the horses' heads immediately fired at the front of the chaise; the ball that came from the horses' heads went through the glass, and cut the side of my face: I could then see him pull his left hand rein, and he went off; we then jumped out of the chaise; I heard Edwards cry out, I have hit him; we could not find the man.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any opportunity of seeing the horses? - A. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You were in the middle, you say, and of course more forwards in the chaise than the other two officers? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And yet you do not venture to swear to the horse at all? - A. No, my eye was kept upon the man at the from of the chaise.</p>
<p>THOMAS DOWSETT sworn. - I was with the two last witnesses: I looked through the glass behind, in consequence of having seen two men on horseback, I kept looking back for a mile and a half, and they did not come; just as we had got to the lane that turns up to Stanwell, they came up; I immediately said, here they are, be upon your guard, expecting one to come on each side, but they both came on the near side, I sat on the off side; they both rode past the chaise, the one on the mare, the tallest horse, rode against the post-boy, swinging a pistol round his head, and swore, stop you b-r, stop, and came against the boy with so much violence as almost to knock him over the off horse; the other man then turned his horse towards the chaise, and came to the door with a pistol, tapped against the glass, and demanded our money; Edwards said, do not be in a burry, or something of that sort; he put his hand to the window to let it down, when the man at the horses' heads said, d-n you, Jack, give it them directly; he then fired, and the ball went through the chaise, and out at my side; from the flash of the pistol I could see the horse's head and pummel of the saddle, and the man's flap of his coat; it was a close-bodied short-necked horse, and tight made; a brown bay, you may properly call it, I believe, it was a singular kind of horse; and I am very positive that the horse I have since seen is the same horse; the horse was upon the prance all the time, he did not stand still at all.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by a brown bay? - A. A dark brown; I suppose he was between thirteen and fourteen hands high, it was considerably smaller than the other; Edwards immediately fired at the man, and said, I am sure I have hit him; and immediately the man at the horses' heads fired into the chaise; Jones returned the fire, which I blamed him for, for the other man was coming round, as I thought, to my side of the chaise, but upon Jones firing, he called out to the other man, d-n you, Jack, are you hurt, if you are not come along this way; and then turned his horse and went off; I got out of the chaise, took out the saddle-horse of the chaise, and pursued, but could not overtake him; I went the next day to No. 59, Gee-street, Goswell-street, where I found the prisoner at the bar, and Mrs. Barrington was in the room with him; he was lying in bed upon his back, and seemed to be very ill; I then went for Mr. Andrews, the surgeon, to see if he was sit to be removed; and, in consequence of that, he was removed to Carpmeal's house, in Bow-street.</p>
<p>Q. What was the matter with him? - A. He was shot, as I understand, I did not see his face that night, or else I should have known it, I know him very well; I saw the horse at the Red-lion, at Hounslow, it was a remarkable horse, and I have not a doubt but it is the same horse.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090019"/>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Was the horse you found at Hounslow a dark brown? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any white about it? - A. There may be a grey hair or two in the face.</p>
<p>Q. For any thing you saw, all his legs might have been white? - A. They might.</p>
<p>Q. And the hind quarters might be white? - A. No; I saw the hind quarters as he turned round.</p>
<p>Q. And yet you will pretend to swear to this horse? - A. I have no doubt about it; I flatter myself I know so much of horses I cannot well be mistaken.</p>
<p>JOSEPH HARRIS sworn. - Examined by Mr. Const. I am a labourer at the India-house: On Thursday the 8th of November, I saw the prisoner at the Mogul's head, in Drury-lane, about four or five o'clock in the afternoon. I lodge in the same house; there was one Clarke, and Bottom a currier, there.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known Clarke any time? - A. I have seen him twice before; Haines said, I was the only person he wanted to see, that he wanted me to get him a horse for to-morrow; I then told him the only person I knew that was likely to got him one was Thomas Coles; he then appointed that I should meet him the next day, at the Green Man and Still, in Cow-cross; I met him there the next day, and there was Clarke with him; I went from there to Coles's, and Coles was not at home; then I went from there to Mr. Brown's livery stables, in Clipstone-street, Mary-le-bonne; I left them at a public-house the corner of Fitzroy-square, I was to call for them if I got the horse; I got the horse and called upon them; Haines desired me to ride through the town, and I rode him to the corner of a street in Piccadilly, I do not know what street; when I got to Piccadilly, I delivered the horse to the prisoner, Clarke was then with him on foot; he told me he was going to Crcydon, and he should return that night, about nine o'clock, I never saw him after that till Monday morning; I made inquiry, and found Clarke near the Elephant and Castle, in St. George's-fields.</p>
<p>Q. Did you, by any means, from Clarke's information, find Haines? - A. Yes; there was a person with Clarke who went with me for the purpose of shewing me the prisoner, to No. 1, Union-square, Islington, there I found Haines in bed; I asked him how he did; and he said, he was very bad.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you what was the matter with him? - A. Soon after the doctor came in, and Clarke with him, and they helped him up in bed, and the doctor examined his wounds; and during that time, Haines said, he was certain it was the Bow-street officers that had shot him, for the glasses were all up, and the door opened a different way from what they in general do; he then said, that after they had fired, they got out of the chaise, and that he afterwards had a great way to come to the public-house, and that, from the loss of blood, he had a hard matter to get there.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say where it happened? - A. He said it was about four or five miles from the public-house that he came to.</p>
<p>Q. What house did he say that was? - A. The Nag's-head, at Hounslow; and the landlord there got him a chaise.</p>
<p>Q. Had you an opportunity to observe what sort of a horse it was? - A. A dark bay horse, or at least a dark brown horse, it had no particular mark upon it; it was a very remarkable horse, tight made, short necked, and very active.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the horse that was produced at Bow-street? - A. Yes; that was the very same horse that I had of Mr. Brown for the prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Are you a labourer in the India-house now? - A. No, I have been in confinement lately.</p>
<p>Q. How long is it then that you have ceased to be a labourer in the India-house? - A. I have not been there since I was taken into custody for getting the horse.</p>
<p>Q. What jail have you been in? - A. In the House of Correction.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Upon this business was it? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. You came from there now, do not you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. They were afraid to trust you out? - A. If I had tried for bail I might have had it.</p>
<p>Q.Whether the horse was hired for yourself, or for the prisoner, we are to learn from you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What time of day did you go about this horse? - A. About two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. If you had been honestly employed at that time, you would have been at the India-house? - A. I sometimes employ myself in buying and selling horses.</p>
<p>Q. But at this time you neither went to buy nor sell a horse? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Brown then trusted you with the horse? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Brown did not see where you took him? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. I am afraid I must not ask you if you went on this horse with him? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. You did ride it as far as Piccadilly, at least? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a great coat on? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. As persons would have that were going out of town? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You would think it impertinent in me if I asked you if you had pistols in your pocket? - A. No, I had not.</p>
<p>Q. You are sure of that, are you? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Court. You cannot ask that, it is an improper question; it does not bear upon the point before the Jury.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. Did you at all go to the India-house on Friday? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q.Have you been a labourer there since that Friday? - A.No.</p>
<p>Q.Then how came you to tell us you were a labourer in the India-house? - A. I have been there for three years.</p>
<p>Q.Then on the Friday and the Saturday you absented yourself? - A. Yes, I was employed in seeing after the horse; I got into trouble about it.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Do you know what trade the prisoner is? - A. Yes, a currier.</p>
<p>WILLIAM HAMMOND sworn. - Examined by Mr. Raine. I keep the Nag's-head-inn, at Hounslow: On Friday, the 9th of November, the prisoner at the bar, and another man, named Clarke, came to my house; Clarke's horse had stood at livery at my house I think seven nights.</p>
<p>Q.Was it a horse or a mare? - A. I do not know, I never saw it.</p>
<p>Q. How did the prisoner come? - A. On horseback, but I did not see him come; I think I saw them both a little before supper, about eight or nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did any thing pass between you and Haines? - A. Not that night.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what time they got up next morning? - A. I cannot tell; they had breakfast after they got up; I know that was about eleven o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after that did they quit your house? - A. I did not see them after that, I never saw them to change a word with them, I only served them with what they wanted.</p>
<p>Q. How did they go away? - A. On horses, I take it, I do not know, the ostler can tell you; I do not go into the stables once in a month.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after this did you see the prisoner again? - A. I saw him about nine at night, that same Saturday night, about nine o'clock, he walked into the fore parlour, and called for sixpennyworth of brandy and water, and then he sat down.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether, after that, he changed his seat? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing particular after that? - A. No, he called for a bason of water to wash his hands, the servant girl brought it to him; he asked me if I could get a chaise for him; I sent my little boy for a chaise, and while he was gone, he said, he had been sayed, or shot, in Belsont-lane, but could not tell by whom; then he called for another sixpennyworth of brandy and water, and when the chaise came up, he desired me to ask what the chaise came to to Smithfield; I asked the ostler, he told me fifteen shillings and sixpence, and he paid the boy for the chaise, and gave him two shillings and sixpence for himself, and sixpence for turnpikes; the chaise came up to the door, and he told the ostler to drive the chaise close to the door, for he was rather lame, he said, he would walk to the chaise, and as he was going to the chaise, I saw the back of his coat dirty, I saw no more of him after that.</p>
<p>Q. Did he seem well or ill? - A. He did not seem ill to me in particular.</p>
<p>Q. Before he went, did he deliver any thing to you? - A. Yes, a pair of pistols, a pair of spatter-dashes, and a pair of spurs; he told me to take care of them for him; my girl held the candle for him to go into the chaise, and I stood quite in the passage.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing to her? - A. Not that I heard.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look at any of the chairs he had sat upon in the front parlour? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>SARAH MORRIS sworn. - Examined by Mr. Const. I am servant to Mr. Hammond.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember Haines and Clarke coming to your house, and supping there? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How was Haines dressed? - A. In a striped waistcoat and corderoy breeches, with a close buttoned coat, a white neck handkerchief round his neck, and a silk one over it.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any great coat? - A. He had one on his arm, and laid it down, it was a brown rough great coat; when Haines came in, Clarke seemed very fond of him, and said he had not seen him for a great while, and was glad to see him, and he agreed to come there, and have something; they talked so while I was laying the cloth; Haines said, he was going to London as soon as he had supped, for he had very particular business, and must go to market, and when I went to clear the cloth, Clarke said, this gentleman sleeps here to-night; I lit Clarke to bed, and then I lit Haines to bed; Haines desired me to call him at five, for he had some particular business to do at market; he had a blue apron on, which he untied while I was in the bed-room with him, and I thought he was a market, gardner; they got up again about eleven o'clock, they had their breakfast; Haines said, he was going to market, and the other said, he was going a different road; I saw Haines mount his horse, but I did not take notice where Clarke went to, and, about nine o'clock on Saturday evening, I saw Haines there again, and he desired a chaise to be got to go to town; he said, he had been sigged; my master sent for a chaise; he seemed to me very uneasy, and put his hand to his back; I did not take notice
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<p>Q.Have you any doubt about the prisoner being the man? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You perhaps knew Clarke before? - A. Yes, I knew him when I lived in Piccadilly.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen him often at Hounslow? - A.Never before that night.</p>
<p>Q. What business was Clarke, when you first knew him? - A. I never knew him further than seeing him come into the room; one called himself a market gardener, and the other said, he kept a public-house in London.</p>
<p>Mr. Raine. (To Hommond). Q. I think you said, Haines returned about nine in the evening? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any horse run out of your yard soon after that? - A. Yes, I heard a horse go out of the yard directly after, but we have a great many horses in our yard.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you take him? - A. Yes; and he gave me a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. You proceeded to town with these two persons? - A. Yes; and the man that got into the chaise last, when I got between Kensington and town, told me to stop at the first house that was open; I told him, there would be none till I got to Piccadilly; when I got to Hyde-park-corner, the same man put the glasses down, and told me to go very softly over the stones to Westminster; when I got to Westminster, he told me to stop, and he got out of the chaise, and went to a public-house, and called for another sixpennyworth of brandy and water, and called another man out.</p>
<p>Q. The man that got in first, had not spoke to you? - A. No. Then he took some brandy and water to the man in the chaise, but I do not believe he drank any, for I brought the glass back. Then he told me, he wanted to get some assistance for that gentleman, for he had a fall from his horse, and dislocated his collar bone; he then told me to go on to the Obelisk, in St. George's-fields, and I sat him down near the Elephant and Castle. While I was waiting for the other man to come from the public house, the first man seemed to be in a great deal of pain; he groaned once or twice, as if he was in pain, and put up the glasses; by that time, the other man had come back, and said, my man, we do not want you any further, I will get the gentleman some assistance, and take him home in a backney coach.</p>
<p>Q. Was that near the Obelisk? - A. Yes, within about one hundred yards.</p>
<p>Q. What kind of a coat had he on, do you know? - A. It appeared very dirty, and appeared such a coat as I have got on, a rough coat.</p>
<p>Q. Just before you got home to Hounslow, what did you observe? - A. A Little brown horse loose in the road, he followed me, sometimes behind, and sometimes by the side of my horses; I put him in the stable, and gave him some corn, it was about four o'clock in the morning, I did not take his faddle off, I observed that one girth was broke; I went into the stable about ten the next morning, and saw him.</p>
<p>Q. What size is he? - A. About fourteen hands and an inch.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing further about the faddle? - A. Not till the officer came; I observed, that upon the near side of the faddle, there was some blood.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any white marks about him? - A. No, only under the faddle.</p>
<p>Q. Was there about the head? - A. I do not believe there were any.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a shape was he? - A. A tight made little horse, very active, and full tailed, and a shortish neck.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Q. You took no particular notice of the head? - A. Not particularly.</p>
<p>SARAH JEWRY sworn. - Examined by Mr. Const. I keep a house in Union-square, Chapel-street, Pentonville.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner, Haines? - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Was he ever at your house? - A. Yes; he was brought to my house by another man, on the Sunday morning, eight weeks ago last Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know a man of the name of Harris? - A. Yes; he was at my house on the Monday, the prisoner was brought there the day before.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090022"/>Q. Do you know the man that brought him there? - A. I did not know him.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the same man that was there with Harris, on the Monday? - A. I believe it was.</p>
<p>Q. Harris, you say, then, came and saw him on the Monday? - A. He went up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Were you present at any conversation? - A. No; Mrs. Barrington was without a lodging, and had been there several days; the two men asked for her, she was in bed.</p>
<p>Q. After Harris had been him on the Monday, how long did he continue there? - A. About four o'clock the same afternoon, another man took him away; Mrs. Barrington did not go away till after two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where they went? - A. No; I saw him again on the Wednesday following, at No. 59, Gee-street, Goswell-street; I went there to take some things for Mrs. Barrington, he was sick in bed.</p>
<p>JAMES PIGGOT sworn. - Examined by Mr. Raine. I am ostler to Mr. Hammond, who keeps the Nag's-head at Hounslow.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember two persons coming to your house on the 10th of November? - A. Yes; I should know one of them, a man of the name of Clarke, but not the other; I had been Clarke before.</p>
<p>Q. Had Clarke a mare at your master's? - A. Yes; it had stood at my master's from the Saturday before.</p>
<p>Q. How did the other, man come? - A. On horseback.</p>
<p>Q. Had you the care of his horse? - A. Yes; it was a little brown bay horse, a dark coloured horse, about fourteen hands high, or rather better; a little short legged punchy horse, a little quick horse, seemingly, with his legs, and a shortish thick neck.</p>
<p>Q. What time did these men go away the next morning? - A.Clarke rode the mare, and the other man rode the little brown horse.</p>
<p>Q. What height was Clarke's mare? - A. I take it to be about sixteen hands.</p>
<p>Q.Taller than the little horse? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any where seen this little horse since? - A. Yes; at Bow-street, last Monday was a week.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the same horse? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You are sure of that? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You saw the mare too? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And that was the same that you had had under your care for a week? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember a man coming late to your house on Saturday night, the 10th of November, on horseback? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. They went away in a chaise? - A. I do not know, I was in the stable.</p>
<p>Q. Did he leave the horse in your care? - A. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the same mare that you afterwards delivered to the officers? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you since seen it at Bow-street? - A. No, I have not.</p>
<p>Mr. Raine. (To Dowsett.) Q. Was the mare that you shewed to Piggot, and the other people, the same that you had from that man? - A. Yes, it is the same.</p>
<p>WILLIAM BROWN sworn. - Examined by Mr. Raine. I live in Clipstone-street, Mary-le-bonne; I keep livery stables.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Harris? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember his hiring a horse of you on Friday the 9th of November? - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the horse again? - A. On the Monday following.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a horse is he? - A. I call him a dark brown horse, I sometimes let him for black work, I let him in harness all the summer; he is a very thick, square, little horse, and remarkable about his head and neck; he has a large head, and a very broad forehead, a thick neck and short; I saw him at the Red-lion, at Hounslow.</p>
<p>Q. And was that the horse you let to Harris? - A. It was.</p>
<p>Q. The saddle was let with the horse, I suppose? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>(Parker produces the saddle).</p>
<p>Brown. This is the saddle that I let with the horse: here is the mark of blood upon it now.</p>
<p>JOHN TOWNSEND sworn. - Examined by Mr. Raine. On Thursday, the 15th of November, I went from Bow-street, in company with Harris, and some of my brother officers, at his request, to Union-square, Islington, in order to apprehend the prisoner at the bar; we came there, and found nobody at home; we broke the door open, but found nobody in the house at all; upon enquiry among the neighbours, we found they were gone; we then left Harris at the House of Correction, and appointed next morning to go St. George's-fields after Clarke, and, in consequence of enquiries after him, we learned that Haines was gone to No. 59, Gee-street, Goswell-street, where we found the prisoner, in company with Mrs. Barrington, up one pair of stairs, he was in bed, on his back; we thought it was not right for us to attempt to move him, finding him in so dreadful a situation; Dowsett went for surgeon Andrews, who examined him, and, by his directions, we removed him to Carpmeal's house till he was sit to be examined, and from thence he was committed to prison.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you conceive to have been the cause of that loss of blood? - A. Apparently from balls; one ball had certainly gone through him.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a ball do you suppose that to have been? - A. A large pistol ball: he was then removed to Carpmeal's, and some days afterwards I extracted a ball from his shoulder. (Produces it).</p>
<p>Q.(To Edwards). Have you got the pistol here? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any of the balls that you put into that pistol? - A. Yes, (produces some); I had put four of these balls and one large one into it.</p>
<p>Q. Look at that ball which Mr. Andrews has produced? - A. This is exactly the same kind of ball, so much so, that if it was put with the rest, I could not pick it out.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mr. Andrews). Do you believe there are any balls within him now? - A. I believe there are.</p>
<p>Q. There had been a considerable issue of blood, from whence did that blood proceed? - A. I did not see him for a week after, but I should suppose from the fore part of the shoulder; one ball passed through, and therefore it might bleed on both sides, between the body and the point of the shoulder</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. (To Edwards). Q. That is a great deal less than the bore of your pistol? - A. Yes, I only put in four of these to assist the other large one, in case of any thing happening.</p>
<p>Dowsett. A great coat was found in Haines's lodgings, which we did not take away, because he had it round him; it was very dirty, the dirt had not been rubbed off.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. What Harris has said is entirely false.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Do you chuse to give any account how you came by your wound-you may use your own discretion?</p>
<p>The prisoner made no answer.</p>
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<p>Q. How came you to suspect the prisoner? - A. In consequence of a note being dropped in the feather-shop, which said upon it, "Sir, search Giles:" it was picked up by William Marchant, and we agreed to stop him when he left work at eight o'clock; I followed him out of the premises, and called him back; I then called Mr. Thomas Seddon, and he interrogated him whether he had at any time taken property from the premises, and he said he had not; he then asked him if he had any property about him at that time, upon which he said, he had not; Mr. Seddon then told me to feel in his pockets, which I did; I found in one pocket some wood, and in the other feathers, in the half of a pillow, they were delivered to the constable; he then went upon his knees, and said, it was the first time.</p>
<p>WILLIAM MARCHANT sworn. - I am clerk to Messrs. Seddons; I found a note at the accompting-house door, (producing it); I took it into the accompting-house, and gave it to one of the clerks.</p>
<p>JAMES RIDGWAY sworn. - I am clerk to Messrs. Seddons; I received the note from the last witness; I consulted Mr. Seddon upon it, and, by my direction, he was stopped as he was going out; in short, he had got almost off the premises before we knew of it, for he went before the bell had done going, and I sent the first witness after him; I was present when he was searched, and the feathers taken from him.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear they are the prosecutor's feathers? - A. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>ANDREW ANDERSON Sworn. - I work for Messrs. Seddons; about two days before he was taken, I saw that the prisoner had a bundle, but I do not know what it contained, I wrote the note.</p>
<p>RICHARD JONES sworn. - I work in the feather-garret for Messrs. Seddons; I saw a parcel of feathers in the prisoner's pocket as his coat hung up in the room, a day or two before he was taken; I told Anderson of it, and he said, it was sitting the master should know of it, and he wrote the note.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I own the feathers were in my pocket, but I do not know how they came there; I believe it was a spite that
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<p>Court. (To Anderson). Q. Was there ever any quarrel between you and the prisoner? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. No ill will at all? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>RICHARD FERRIS sworn. - I was sent for to take the prisoner at the bar into custody: he told the Magistrate he did it out of distress.</p>
<p>JOHN COWELL sworn. - I was passing up Chiswell-street on the 28th of December, and observed the prisoner with this large piece of baize upon his shoulder, I am sure the prisoner is the person; I acquainted Mr. Burrough with it, and we both followed him, and caught him with the baize on his shoulder.</p>
<p>Burrough. I believe this to be my baize, there is no mark upon it; there was a cord round it when I lost it, which was cut, and, in cutting it, he has cut through the baize in seven or eight folds.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. A man put it on my shoulder, and told me he would give me one shilling to carry it to Old-street.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice LAWERENCE.</p> </div1>
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<p>FREDERICK AUSTIN sworn. - I am a pawnbroker, (Produces a counterpane, pillow-case, and a book); they were pledged by a girl, who, I believe to be her daughter, in the name of White; we thought she brought them for her mother, and we put her down, girl White; I have had them ever since.</p>
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<p>Q. Who gave you the things to pawn? - A. I took them myself.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you give the money to? - A. My mother.</p>
<p>Q. Did your mother know of your taking them? - A. Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Who told you to take them? - A. Nobody.</p>
<p>Q. When you gave her the money, what did she say? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Tell the truth, though I am your mother; I gave them the child.</p>
<p>Court. It is very much to the credit of the prisoner, rather than the child should go on to perjure herself, as she has done, she confesses it.</p>
<p>(The property was deposed to by Mrs. Hooper).</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. Minshull).</p>
<p>THEODORE-HENRY BROADHEAD Esq. sworn. The prisoner came into my service on the 4th of December last, and continued there till Friday the 10th; about a quarter after five in the evening he was missing; I missed the articles mentioned in the indictment the next day; the clothes were afterwards brought to me, and I knew them again.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Q. Had you not a character with me from a gentleman at Hammersmith? - A. No, I had not; I wrote to a Mr. Rowley, the gentleman with whom he told me had lived at Huntingdon.</p>
<p>Q. Then in fact you received him into your house without a character? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>WILLIAM DURRANT sworn. - I am servant to Mr. Broadhead. About five weeks back Mr. Broadhead lost three livery coats, three red kerseymere waistcoats, a pair of black plush breeches, two gold buttons of round hats, and a great coat; I missed them about five in the afternoon, and the prisoner was missing at the same time, that was on the Friday; I had called to him several times to bring up the dinner, but he was not to be found; he was detained on the Wednesday after at a public-house.</p>
<p>MARY DICKIE sworn. - On a Monday night the prisoner came to my shop, I was in the parlour; I went into the shop, and my servant was looking over some livery clothes; he said, they were his
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<p>THOMAS DOWSETT sworn. - I am an officer,(produces the property): I received them at Bow-street, from Mrs. Dickie.</p>
<p>Mrs. Dickie. These are the same clothes, there is the crest on the buttons; this was on Monday, the 10th: on Wednesday, the 12th, there were hand-bills given about, and my man told me, that these livery clothes were stolen; I was very much flurried, and I asked advice; I was advised to send to Mr. Broadhead, and let him know; I acquainted him with it, and he desired I would meet him at Bow-street at seven o'clock, which I did, I took the clothes with me.</p>
<p>Durrant. These are the same clothes, I know them by the button, I should know them otherwise; I was going to look him out a suit that day to put on.</p>
<p>Mr. Broadhead. I know them to be mine; they have my crest upon every button.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr.
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<p>Mrs. Joshua. I know the saucepan to be mine, for I boiled a suet dumpling in it the day before, and it stuck to the bottom of the saucepan; and the frying pan is mine, for I fryed steaks in it the day before, and they stuck to the bottom of the pan.</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice LAWRENCE.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Is not that in the city of London? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where was it found again? - A. At the Marine Police-office, in Wapping.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how it came there? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q.(To Strange.) What time did you send it out? - A. On the 22d of December, between one and two o'clock.</p>
<p>Perry. He had another man with him of the same colour* that I had in custody before; and upon my coming up, he said to the prisoner, take care, here is an officer; I then seized the prisoner, and asked him how he came by that cask of butter; and he told me, he had bought it, and given half-a-guinea for it; I took him to the office; it was adveristed, and Mr. Strange claimed it.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I had been to work on board a ship, and this other black man gave it me to carry.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. He told you he had them from Mr. Choppin's? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. He said, a servant had given them to him to go to Yarmouth, where he was going that evening? - A. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he was not going with the coach that evening? - A. No.</p>
<p>- THOMPSON sworn. - I am constable of the night. On the 30th of December, the prisoner was brought in by the watchman; he told me the bundle was given him by a young woman that lived at Mr. Choppin's, to carry to her mother, at Yarmouth; I then sent the watchman to Mr. Choppin's. The next day, about half past ten, I went up to Mr. Choppin's house, to know whether they pleased to come forward; Mr. Choppin was out of town; I took charge of the young woman, Mary Simpson; I went up stairs, and searched a caravan box, which she said was her's; there was another trunk in the room, she said, that did not belong to her; the first thing in that trunk was a chintz gown belonging to her mistress; she said, she had taken it from a closet below: Mrs. Choppin then went down stairs to look if there was any thing gone; there was a paper box up-side down, and Mrs. Choppin said, the child-bed linen was gone; in searching one of the drawers in the pantry, there were some things found packed up, and her mistress asked if she knew any thing of them, and she said, no, they belonged to the house-maid, and then I asked Bevan, and she owned to it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell her it was better for her to confess? - A. No; in her chest up stairs, I found some napkins and some table-cloths.</p>
<p>Court. They are laid to be a joint taking.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. This man told you he had these things from a servant of Mr. Choppin's? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.And he told you he was going to Yarmouth with them? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. You did not speak to him at the time you saw him taking the spoons? - A. No; I returned and saw him in the room adjoining the dining-room, that we call the drawing-room; he was there handling something at my Lady's writing-desk; I caught him by the collar, and asked him what he had in his pocket; he said, nothing, but his own; I told him I should search him; he told me, I should not; by force I searched him, and took four spoons out of his coat pocket; I took the spoons in one hand, and him in the other, and delivered the spoons up to General St. John, who was at the door; I delivered the prisoner up to two people that I knew, who took him to the watch-house.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. You have learned since who this man is, have not you, that he is a hair-dresser, in Wells-street? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Do not you know he was acquainted with some of the servants in Lord Essex's family? - A. He was not, nor I never saw his face till that evening.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Lord Shrewsbury's family? - A. Only the butler, by sight.</p>
<p>Q.They live in the same street? - A. No, in Stanhope-street, which is close by.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you know he has met with Lord Effex's servants frequently in Lord Shrewsbury's family? - A. Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q.You are not a livery-servant? - A. Yes, I am, but my livery coat was so bad, that I could not put it on; I was in livery at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not tell you that he was taking care of them for the family? - A. He did not say any any such thing.</p>
<p>Q.Do you happen to know whether he actually secured any articles for the family? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. The man had got completely out of your sight, and might have got out of the house? - A. Yes, he might.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the publican who lives over the way, that day? - A.No.</p>
<p>General St. JOHN sworn. - I was at my Lord Effex's on the day when this misfortune happened, I was standing before the house soon after the fire; I saw the last witness, with several other people, bringing in a man that seemed to be in custody; Alsbury desired the favour of me to take these spoons into my possession, which he said he had taken from a man who was then in custody; I cannot say whether that man was the prisoner or not; I have had these spoons ever since, (produces them); I know these table-spoons to be my Lord Essex's, there are the coronet and arms upon them; the other two spoons have my Lady Essex's initials upon them.</p>
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<p>Alsbury. I believe he was in liquor at the time.</p>
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<p>Q. How far is the public-house from Lord Essex's? - A. About one hundred yards.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see him after the fire took place? - A. No.</p>
<p>The prisoner called six respectable witnesses, who gave him an excellent character.</p>
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<p>Court. It is a very bad offence taking advantage of the calamity of fire to commit depredations.</p>
<p>Foreman. The ground of our recommendation was the good character that he has hitherto maintained, together with the circumstance of his being in a state of inebriety.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see any body run out? - A. I did not; after I had picked up the pieces that were on the ground, I thought I saw a person running down Argyle-street, which is about two hundred yards from my shop; I pursued him into Marlborough-street, where I saw a mob; I went into the mob, and saw some watchmen had hold of the prisoner
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<p>Q. Independent of the circumstance of the prisoner being stopped by the watchman, should you have known the prisoner to be the person that came into your shop? - A. Yes; I was sitting in a very dark room, and there were a dozen candles in the shop; I am sure he was the same person that came into my shop.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. As I was coming up Argyle-street, I met a man that had something in his hand, and then the watchman laid hold of me.</p>
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<p>Q. What did she do with the third? - A.She put it to her mouth and bit it as she had done the others, and then she swallowed it, I suppose, for I never saw it after; I then desired her to go about her business; a constable came from Marlborough-street, she was taken there, and was committed.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. How many seven-shilling-pieces might you have had that morning? - A. Four.</p>
<p>Q. How many people might you have given change to that day? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. How many pieces did you take in the course of the day? - A. Not one; them I had in my pocket in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not said that you gave change to another woman? - A.No; I gave Mrs. Hart one to get change.</p>
<p>Q.What was done with the guinea - you had the guinea? - A. No, she took it up again.</p>
<p>Q.When she found she did not get her full change she took it up again? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You told her to go about her business? - A. I told her to give me my money, and go about her business.</p>
<p>Q. She was searched, but no seven-shilling-piece was found upon her? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not say before the Magistrate, and was it not upon that that she was let out upon bail, and has been ever since, that you could not ascertain how many seven-shilling-pieces you had that morning? - A. No such thing, I never said so; that one seven-shilling-piece I never had back from her.</p>
<p>Q. You gave her first two seven-shilling-pieces, did she lay them down upon the counter before you gave her the third? - A. She laid down one of them.</p>
<p>Q. How many had you after she went away? - A. I had two seven-shilling-pieces, and seven-shillings in silver.</p>
<p>Q. I ask again - did you not take off the counter one, or two, of the first seven-shilling-pieces, before you gave her the third? - A. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Then how do you know that the third you gave was not one of the other two that you had given her? - A. I can swear I gave her three, and had but two back.</p>
<p>Q. Do you carry on business on your own account? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Your husband has nothing to do with it? - A. He is a tradesman by himself.</p>
<p>Q. You cannot tell whether you took up two or one before you gave the third? - A. I cannot.</p>
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<p>Q.Did she give them back one at a time, or how? - A. She gave them all three at once; then Mrs. Wallis threw her down another to chuse, that was the fourth; and then she picked out three from the four that she was satisfied with; Mrs. Wallis took one of them out of her hand, and asked me to get change next door; when I came back, Mrs. Wallis took the tobacco and snuff, and gave her a guinea, and told her to take the guinea and give her the other two seven-shilling-pieces; I saw Mrs. Smith give another of the seven-shilling-pieces back; Mrs. Wallis desired her to leave the shop, for two months ago she wanted to cheat her out of a guinea; a great many words ensued because she did not give up the seven-shilling-piece.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Did you hear the story that Mrs. Wallis told? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You did not seem at all agreed? - A. I cannot help that.</p>
<p>Q. Mrs. Wallis gave her a fourth? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.When you came back, Mrs. Wallis was quarrelling about this seven-shilling-piece? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Mrs. Wallis had the guinea in her hand, and desired her to go about her business? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Mrs. Wallis had the guinea in her hand after the dispute had arisen? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And she threw it down, and desired her to go away? - A.She did not know then whether she had lost the seven-shilling-piece or not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I am quite innocent of the charge.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley contended, that the prosecutrix having a security in her hand it could not amount to a felony, for she returned the guinea before the transaction was compleated, and therefore it was in her own laches.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Wallis.) Did you desire her to take up her guinea? - A. No; I desired her to give me my money and go away; she took it up, I did not desire her.</p>
<p>Q.(To Hart.) You say Mrs. Wallis desired her to take up her guinea, and go about her business? - A. I cannot say; I think it was so.</p>
<p>Q. You said she desired her to take up the guinea, - now are you accurate as to that? - A. I think I am.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner take it up, or did Mrs. Wallis desire her to take it up? - A. I cannot say positively.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Martin. This is the cloak that I purchased of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Mrs. Jennings. I know this cloak, it was taken out of the bed-room, I am sure it is mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never had any wages from her, I was not her servant.</p>
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<p>- sworn. - I keep a broker's shop; I bought a box of the prisoner; she told me she had left her place, and did not want it.</p>
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<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner. Q.Did you not give me these things to sell? - A. No, I did not.</p>
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<p>Q. When he found this bed-gown and apron, how came you not to tell him you had got other things from the same person? - A. He went away directly, and left his barrow at the door, he was to come again.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. Stroud desired me to sell them for him, which I did.</p>
<p>Stround. I never gave her the things to sell, nor I never received any money from her.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron THOMPSON.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I had not a farthing in the house, I had a wife lying in, and I pawend the hat to get something for her; I meant to have taken it out on the Monday.</p>
<p>The prisoner called his serjeant, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before</p>
<p>Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross-examined by mr. Alley. Q. Pray where is the lady that kept the house? - A.She is at home, I believe.</p>
<p>Q.it was the little girl's business to go into your chamber to make your bed? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Persons who keep loding houses, I believe, generally keep two keys, one for the proprietor of the house, where one servant is kept, and one generally for the lodgers, therefore that would not have been an extraodinary thing? - A. It would have been extraordinary if they had done it before I had given up my key, which was always my custom; it is known in the house that I am extremely tenacious of any body entering the chamber without my consent; it was understood in the house, that there was no other key but my own.</p>
<p>Q.When had you seen the money last? - A. At twelve o'clock the night before; I confess, I did not suspect the girl.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Had you any suspicion of the mistress? - A. Yes, I had. From the general good conduct of the girl, I did not suspect her; though, from what turned out afterwards, I was convinced the mistress knew nothing of it, and therefore I did not apprehend her.</p>
<p>JOHN TMOLINS sworn. - I am a messenger: I was called in on the 10th, by Mr. Jedder, to take notice of the marks on the money; I saw him mark four seven-shilling pieces. a half-crown, ten shillings, and two sixpences; I was present again the next morning, when the prisoner delivered up two shillings and a seven-shilling piece; she was fitting in a chair; I knew it to be the same money that I had seen the day before.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. This is the same money that I delivered to the constable, and part of the same money that I marked the day before.</p>
<p>Jury. Q. Was the mistress in your room at the time the girl was? - A. No; I saw the mistress, very distinctly, pass up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Is that a skeleton key? - A. No, it is not; I think she told me, it was a key of one of the apartments below stairs.</p>
<p>Tomlins. This is the same money that Mr. Jedder marked in my presence.</p>
<p>the prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I think her an object of mercy for her industry, I never had reason to suspect her before, she is a very industrious girl.</p>
<p>Jury. Q.Why did not you bring the mistress here? - A.Because I had not a good opinion of her, and I thought her evidence upon such a subject might be a bad one.</p>
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<p>Tried by the second Middiesex Jury, before</p>
<p>Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q.Did you at all perceive it go? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you feel any hand in your pocket? - A. No, I did not; I immediately said to Mr. Freeman, of Carnaby-market, who was my friend, that I had lost my pocket-book; I immediately turned to my right hand, and saw the prisoner getting away through the crowd.</p>
<p>Q.How near was he to you then? - A.About five or six yards from me; I saw him attempt to put something into his side pocket; I cried out, stop thief, and he dropped the pocket-book, I saw him drop it, I picked it up; he was then secured,(produces the pocket-book); I left it at that time with Mr. Perkins, of Carnaby-market; I am sure it is the same pocket-book.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner carried before a Magistrate? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.Then what the is the history of his not being committed till yesterday? - A. He got away.</p>
<p>cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Was the prisoner out of your sight from the time you first saw him, till he was taken? - A. He was not.</p>
<p>Q. There were a great many pople about? - A. Yes.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179901090033"/>Q. Probably there were some people between you and the person that was stopped? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.If the prisoner is the person, he does not appear to be a very tall man? - A. No, he is not.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see his face at all, till he was stopped? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you quit sure, that, considering the number of persons between you and the prisoner, that you could not be mistaken? - A. I am sure he is the person.</p>
<p>Q. Now you speak to this pocket-book from its general appearance? - A. Yes, and from the papers.</p>
<p>Q. Is Mr. Perkins here? - A. No.</p>
<p>q. I take it you would not swear that Mr. perkins has not changed these papers from one pocket-book to another? - A. No; there are several things in the book that were in it when I lost it; I am sure it is the same book, I have had it these ten years.</p>
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<p>Q. What do you mean by forcibly? - A. In a hurry.</p>
<p>Q.Did you see Mr. Warmington before that time? - A. No, I saw something drop from the prisoner, but could not see what it was for the mob, it was rather getting dusk, and there were many people; I saw Mr. Warmington with a pocket-book; I took the prisoner to St. James's watch-house, and he was examined the next day; I am very sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. How far were you from the prisoner when you first heard the cry of stop thief? - A. It may be three or four yards.</p>
<p>Q. How far were you from the prisoner when you thought he dropped something? - A. I was then close to him, rather before him.</p>
<p>Q. There were no persons between you and hom then? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Mr. Warmington at that time? - A.Not to notice him.</p>
<p>SAMUEL. HEAPSON sworn. - I was at Dufour's-place; I heard a cry of stop thief; I turned round, and heard a person run by me; just after that he fell down, and something sell from him; Mr. Warmington then came, and picked up a pocket-book: there were some people collected together, and I heard Mr. Warmington say, he would have him punished.</p>
<p>Q. Are you quite sure that the prisoner is that person? - A. No, I did not distinctly see his face.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Could you distinguith a person fifteen yards from you, with a crowd round you? - A. I think not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was in Dufour's-place, there was a crowd collected, and they called out, stop thief, and, in the mob, I was pushed down, and close by my side there was a pocket-book found, and I was taken to the watch-house.</p>
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