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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY OF LONDON; AND ALSO, The Goal Delivery FOR THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX; HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL, IN THE OLD-BAILEY, On WEDNESDAY, the 2d of DECEMBER, 1801, and following Days, BEING THE FIRST SESSION IN THE MAYORALTY OF The Right Honourable SIR
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<p>LONDON: PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, By Authority of the CORPORATION of the CITY of LONDON, By W. WILSON, St. Peter's-Hill, Little Knight-Rider-Street, Doctors' Commons.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, &c.</p>
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<interp inst="f18011202-1-person3" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , KNIGHT, LORD-MAYOR of the City of LONDON; Right Hon.
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<interp inst="f18011202-1-person5" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Knight, one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="f18011202-1-person7" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ROSE, Knight, Serjeant at Law, Recorder of the said City;
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>No. 1364. £23 Oct. 11th.</p>
<p>Birmingham, August 8th, 1801.</p>
<p>Two months after date pay to Mr. Joseph Brown, or Order, twenty-three pounds, value received, which place to account, as advised by Spooner, Attwood, and Co.</p>
<p>Thomas Davis and Co.</p>
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<p>Hammet, Esdaile, and Hammet,</p>
<p>Bankers, London.</p>
<p>with intention to defraud
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<p>Second Count. With uttering and publishing the same as true, knowing it to be forged, with the like intention.</p>
<p>Third and Fourth Counts. With feloniously forging and uttering as true, knowing it to be forged, an acceptance of the like bill of exchange, as follows: Accepted for Sir James Esdaile, Hammet, Esdaile, and Hammet. J.B. With the like intention.</p>
<p>Fifth and Sixth Counts. With forging and uttering as true, knowing it to be forged, an indorsement on the like bill of exchange, of the name of
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<p>WILLIAM MOLLOY sworn. - I am a
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<interp inst="t18011202-1-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Hammet, and Esdaile, to change.(Produces the bill.) I took it to Mr. Lee, a currier, and the prisoner remained in the shop; I got change there, and gave the prisoner the difference; I think it was twelve pounds odd shillings; I asked him where I should send the shoes; he said, he would send word by the gentleman who was with him, of the name of John Nabbs, whom I knew to be a Manchester gentleman, a friend of mine having empowered me to settle a debt of three hundred pounds with him, and seeing the prisoner with him, I did not inquire about him; when I had given the change, they went away; the shoes lay in my shop for some days, when he sent a written direction by this gentleman to send the shoes to the Angel Inn, Angel-street, St. Martin's-le-Grand, to be left at the bar for Mr. John-Webb Elkington. I did not send them for two days after, and, in the mean time, he sent a porter for them, who took them away, but brought them back on Saturday, and said, he had taken the shoes to the Black-Dog, Mile-End-turnpike, but the landlord would not pay him; I thanked him, and paid him; the prisoner, in about two days after, called; and said, he was very sorry I had the trouble, but he would pay all the expence of carriage, which he did, and took the shoes; this was about seven days after his first purchasing them. On the 10th of September, he came to me a second time to purchase the same quantity of shoes for one Captain
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. When this man first came to your shop, he came with Mr. Nabbs, whom you knew? - A. Yes, or I should not have given him credit.</p>
<p>Q. Upon all the inquiry you made afterwards, did you not discover the account he gave of himself was true? - A. Yes, I did.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020004"/>Q. Did he not tell you he had the bill from a person of the name of Carter? - A. He said, a man owed him near fifty pounds, but I cannot recollect the name; I did not see any body but the prisoner and Mr. Nabbs.</p>
<p>Mr. JOHN HORNIDGE sworn. - I am clerk to Esdaile and Co. (Looks at the bill.) This is not the acceptance of Esdaile and Co. I accept alone for that house; the partners accept, but no clerk but myself; I write only John Hornidge; the partners accept for Esdaile and Co. This is not their hand-writing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Do you know whether the partners have or not given authority to some other person to accept as well as yourself? - A. I never understood they had; none of the partners are here.</p>
<p>Q. The bill is indorsed in his own name? - A. Yes.(The bill read.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I received those bills at Birmingham of one Carter, who is a carpenter and joiner; I don't know his Christian name; he owed me a little money when I was with my father, in October last, but I cannot say justly the sum; he gave me those bills for that money, and I advanced eight guineas on them; when I came to London, I took one of them to Mr. Williams. who is a distant relation of mine, and he wanted three dozen of shoes to take to Africa with him; that he said he should not received any money till he got into the Downs, and could not pay for them; I told him I would advance it till them, which I did; he wanted some stop things, which I also ordered for him but, when I found the bills were not good, I ordered the shoes back again; the stop things I never had.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-1-person53">Q. </persName> (To Molloy.) Did you get the shoes back again? - A. Yes, all but one pair.</p>
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<p>No. 3131. Litchfield, August 1st, 1801.</p>
<p>Two months after date pay Mr. Thomas Brown, or Order, the sum of fifteen pounds, value received, which place to account, as advised, Addressed to Messrs. Samuel Yates and Co. signed J.B. with intentioin to defraud
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<p>Second Count. With uttering and publishing the same as true, knowing it to be forged, with the like intention.</p>
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<p>Aug 22d. 1801, Soho, near Birmingham.</p>
<p>Two months after date pay to Mr. Joseph Brown, or Order, sexteen pounds, value received, which place to account as advised.</p>
<p>Matthew Bolton.</p>
<p>Sir James Esdaile, Esdaile,</p>
<p>Hammet, Esdaile, and Hamment,</p>
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<p>Second Count. For uttering and publishing the same as true, knowing it to be forged, with the like intention.</p>
<p>Third and Fourth Counts. For forging an acceptance to the said bill, which is as follows: Accepted for Sir James Esdaile and Co. James Barnet, with the like intention.</p>
<p>Fifth and Sixth Counts. For uttering and publishing as true the same acceptance knowing it to be forged, with intentioin to defraud
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. What business do you carry on? - A. A slopseller.</p>
<p>Q. What is your partner's name? - A. I have none.</p>
<p>Q. What did the goods come to? -
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<p>Q. He produced you a bill? - A. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-3-person67">Q. </persName> This is not-the bill? - A. Yes, it is; he gave me a bill, which I returned, and he put it in his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Whether that he took out the second time is the same bill which he took out at first, you cannot undertake to say? - A. I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. When he produced a bill the second time, that he deposited with you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And he left that with you for the purpose of enquiring as to the validity of it? - A. No, he did not.</p>
<p>Q. You did not give him any thing for it? - A. No; he said he would leave it with me while he went and got change.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-3-person68">Q. </persName> Until he went and got change to pay for the goods? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When was it he proposed to return with the money? - A. That evening, or the next day.</p>
<p>Q. He was taken the next day, I believe? - A. That was the 9th; he was taken the 11th.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not tell you to make every enquiry whether it was good or not? - A. No, I don't recollect that.</p>
<p>Q. Did the bill purport to be endorsed? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Among the rest I see the names of Hopkins and Gray? - A. Yes, but they are not here.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did he shew you this bill the first time? - A. To the best of my knowledge, but I cannot say; it was addressed to Sir James Esdaile that I saw.</p>
<p>Q. Did you mark any thing on it? - A. No.</p>
<p>Jury. Q. Whether the bill you saw the first time was of the same amount as the second? - A. I believe it was, but I cannot take upon myself to swear it; I understood it to be the same.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley.
<persName id="t18011202-3-person70">Q. </persName> Suppose you accept a bill by mistake, are you not liable, and would it not fall on yourself instead of the house? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Would they not look upon you as responsible? - A. No, certainly not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you the only acceptor? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are there any partners of the house here to-day? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the hand-writing of either of the partners? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. The partners, who gave you the authority to accept, can give it to others? -
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<persName id="t18011202-3-person72">Q. </persName> Whether or not they have given authority to others you cannot say, except what they have told you? -
<persName id="t18011202-3-person73">A. </persName> Certainly not.</p>
<p>Court. (To Firth.) Q. You say, you did not undertake to deliver these goods without the money, or were they to be delivered without? - A. No, they were not.</p>
<p>Q. You conceived the guinea as a deposit to bind the bargain? -
<persName id="t18011202-3-person74">A. </persName> First, I asked him for a guinea; he felt in his pocket, and had not got any.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-3-person75">Q. </persName> Suppose he had given the guinea, you did not agree to part with the goods? - A. He was not to have them without ready money.</p>
<p>Jury. We are not satisfied it is the same bill, and we understood he only left the bill till he went to fetch the money.</p>
<p>Court. If you have made up your minds upon that, it seems unnecessary to go any further.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Two months after date pay to me, or order, the sum of twenty-four pounds ten shillings, and place the same to account, for value received.</p>
<p>Jonathan Lees.</p>
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<p>Army-Broker, No. 9, Downing-street.</p>
<p>Accepted, John Ruggles.</p>
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<p>Second Count. With uttering and publishing the same as true, knowing it to be forged, with the like intent.</p>
<p>Third and Fourth Counts. With forging an indorsement, and uttering it as true, knowing it to be forged, with the like intent.</p>
<p>Fifth Count. With uttering and publishing as true the like forged bill of exchange, knowing it to be forged, with intent to defraud
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<p>JAMES COE sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. I am in partnership with
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<p>WILLIAM MINCHIN sworn. - I know a person of the name of John Ruggles, at No.9, Downing-street; he calls himself an army-agent or broker; I was a sort of porter, who opened the door and took messages; the prisoner was at the house several times; he used to come for money that Ruggles owed him, as I understood. (The bill shewn him,) This is the same bill I saw at Hatton-garden; the prisoner brought it to Mr. Ruggles for acceptance; he at first objected to accept it, saying, he had no correspondence at Manchester; the prisoner said, he was a very good man, a respectable man, a responsible man, at Manchester; and, at last, Mr. Ruggles accepted it; I verify believe it to be his writing; this must be about May or June; Mr. Ruggles has lodgings at South-Lambeth; Downing-street was the Agency-Office. Agency-Office was on the brass plate on the door; only the lower part of the house was furnished; there were some officers came at first to buy and sell; Mr. Ruggles continued there till the bills became due, and then he kept away from the house, and got another person to come there in his stead, of the name of Kelly.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. When you first went there, there was some agency business? - A. Yes, there were some officers who called; there was a person employed there as clerk, I don't know his name; there were two rooms, an antichamber and office; the bill was accepted in the office; I opened the door as porter, but was sometimes called into the office; I will swear, upon my oath, I was in the office when the bill was brought in for acceptance; I was not in when it was accepted, but it is his hand-writing.</p>
<p>JONATHAN LEES sworn. - I have a release from the prosecutors; I have resided at Manchester upwards of ten years, and am a silk and cotton manufacturer, and cotton spinner; I am well known there, and am in partnership with my brother, John Lees; I never saw the prisoner at the bar, or heard of
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Lees is a very common name in that country, I believe? - A. Lees is a very common name, but Jonathan is not; I was brought up within a quarter of a mile of where he lived; he is not a respectable man; I have not seen him for two years, but I made inquiry prior to my coming up, and found he still lives in the same place, and follows the same occupation; I never saw him write.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I leave my defence to my Counsel.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18011202-4-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . (The bill shewn the witness.) I believe this to be his hand-writing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Where have you lived for the last twelve months? - A. I have lived between four and five years at the Pitt's-head, in the Old-Bailey, No. 53; formerly
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>JAMES THOMAS sworn. - I took the prisoner, and found this ribbon in her pocket. (The ribbon identified.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I leave it to the mercy of the Court.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Second Count. Charging it to be the property of
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<interp inst="t18011202-6-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - On Thursday, the 12th of November, I sent to Mr. Aldridge, by William Edwards, an ingot of gold, which weighed nine ounces nine pennyweights; the proportion of fine gold to alloy was fourteen ounces three quarters to nine ounces and a quarter of alloy.</p>
<p>WILLIAM EDWARDS sworn. - I am servant to Mr. Richards; and on the 12th of November last I took an ingot of gold from him to Mr. Aldridge's, in Falcon-square, Aldersgate-street, to be flatted; and, while I was there, it was lost.</p>
<p>Mr. CHARLES ALDRIDGE sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. On the 12th of last month, was an ingot of gold brought you by the last witness? - A. Yes, which was lost; I did not see it, but I found it was booked.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. Do you know, in point of fact, that any such ingot ever came? - A. No, not as seeing it.</p>
<p>Q. You carry on your business by the servants that are in the mill? -
<persName id="t18011202-6-person101">A. </persName> Sometimes; I cannot always be there.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys.
<persName id="t18011202-6-person102">Q. </persName> (To Edwards.) You took the ingot which your master gave you? - A. Yes, and delivered it to Mr. Aldridge's son; he is not here now; I had it again when it was flattened; on the 12th of November, I first went to Goldsmith's-hall, near five o'clock, and after I got the work, I called at Mr. Aldridge's with the gold to be flatted, and some silver; when it was flatted, I put it into a bag, made it secure, and came down stairs with the gold in one hand and the silver in the other; I met young Mr. Aldridge, who took my hat off my head, and run into the mill with it; I went after him, and there is a bench a little way in on which I placed both bags; I followed him to the further end of the mill for my hat, and when I came back for my work, I saw but one bag; I called out there was but one bag, and young Aldridge seemed very much struck; the bag contained sixty-four ounces sixteen pennyweights of silver beside.</p>
<p>Q. How long were you kept without your hat? - A. About four minutes.</p>
<p>Q. The gold was flatted? - A. Yes, not in an ingot; it might be about the eighth of an inch thick.</p>
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<interp inst="t18011202-6-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am servant to Mrs. Cowie, in Falcon-square: On Friday, the 13th of November, the prisoner came to offer an ingot of gold for sale; the Tuesday before I bought some silver of him, when he said his name was Lee, therefore I did not ask his name again; he said he lived in Shoe-lane; he asked me for twenty pounds in advance on the gold, but I said it would be of no great consequence to him, and I had rather-not do it till the assay was made, as it was impossible to know the value, and it would be the same to him if he had the money next day; he saw Mr. Aldridge's bills on the counter, and made an observation that he saw by them that Mr. Aldridge's flatting-mills had been robbed; he left it with me; it weighed nine ounces four pennyweights; I assayed it, and found it was seven carats and one grain worse than standard; twenty-two parts of fine gold and two of alloy make the stan
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<p>Court. Q. Is there always a loss in remelting? - A. A trifling loss; but it is impossible to say what.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys.
<persName id="t18011202-6-person104">Q. </persName> Is an ingot of gold of nine ounces four pennyweights, the same ingot? - A. It may be the same gold, making an allowance for melting; there is nothing in the look of gold by which I can tell whether it has been melted once or twice, or five hundred times.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-6-person105">Q. </persName> Is there any thing by the view of this ingot which the prisoner brought to you, from which you could tell it had ever been of nine ounces nine pennyweights? - A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-6-person106">Q. </persName> Half a grain would make a difference between two ingots? -
<persName id="t18011202-6-person107">A. </persName> Certainly.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell by this, that it was ever melted from any other ingot? - A. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Then there is nothing by which you can contradict the account that it had been melted from buckles, rings, and other gold? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Will gold alter in its quality by repeated melting? - A. Yes, get better.</p>
<p>Q. I should be glad to know what was the thickness of this ingot the prisoner brought to you? - A. I don't know; I have it here. (Produces it.)</p>
<p>Q. That which was lost from Mr. Aldridge's was about the eighth of an inch thick - therefore there is no similarity between that lost by Mr. Aldridge and this? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any thing in the appearance of this by which you can ascertain that it was ever an ingot of a greater size? - A. It is impossible.</p>
<p>Q. At the time he came, the bill of Mr. Aldridge's loss lay on the counter? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How far is Mr. Aldridge's flatting-mills from your house? - A. Next door but one.</p>
<p>Q. He wanted twenty pounds? - A. Yes, but he asked for twenty pounds before he saw the bill.</p>
<p>Q. He left the gold with you after seeing the bill? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. He had full notice of the robbery, and it was the subject of conversation? - A. Yes, the bills were laying there.</p>
<p>Q. It was advertised with a reward, and still he left it with you? - A. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-6-person108">Q. </persName> Did he call, agreeably to his appointment, next day? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had the same week before this transaction paid him for some metal? - A. Yes, for some silver, and that was the only time I had seen him.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner was very lame, was not he? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And not likely to whip off with a thing in a minute? - A. No; he sent his son, but I refused to settle with him, and said the prisoner must come himself, which he did.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney.
<persName id="t18011202-6-person109">Q. </persName> (To Richards.) Supposing the gold to be remelted, what, in your opinion, would be the deficiency arising from it? - A. I should think it very well melted if it was not more than three pennyweights, or should I be dissatisfied if it had been five pennyweights.</p>
<p>Q. Are you enabled to say, from any belief you have, whether it is or not the same gold you lost? - A. I am satisfied it is the same gold, from the quantity and quality, which I made known to Mr. Aldridge prior to the assay being made.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. Look at that ingot, and answer upon your oath - will you swear that has been melted more than once? - A. I think I may say it has; because gold, in its pure state, must be melted more than once to be of this quality.</p>
<p>Q. Do you swear it has been melted from one ingot into another? - A. I may venture to swear it is the same ingot.</p>
<p>Q. Will you venture to swear it has been melted from one ingot into another? - A. Certainly not; no man can.</p>
<p>Q. Then you cannot swear this was ever your ingot? - A. I certainly cannot, but I verify believe it is; it is impossible to swear it was another ingot.</p>
<p>Q. The ingot you lost was about the eighth of an inch thick? -
<persName id="t18011202-6-person110">A. </persName> Certainly.</p>
<p>Q. Your ingot, if ever it was melted again, might have been either nine ounces three pennyweights or three ounces five pennyweights, might it not? - A. We could not tell to a pennyweight what it would turn out.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-6-person111">Q. </persName> Therefore your ingot, if ever it was lost from Mr. Aldridge's, might be of the weight of nine ounces three pennyweights, four pennyweights, five pennyweights, or any other? - A. I should have thought it might be very slovenly melted at nine ounces three pennyweights.</p>
<p>Q. I ask you, upon your oath, might not your ingot, if ever it was remelted, have been only nine ounces three pennyweights? - A. I can only say it would be slovenly melted if it was no more; they might lose half of it by carelessness; I should think it a great deficiency; if I had melted it myself, I should have expected it to have been nine ounces five pennyweights, or six pennyweights.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-6-person112">Q. </persName> Even then you, with the greatest care, might remelt it at nine ounces five pennyweights, or six pennyweights? - A. Just so; more or less might
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020009"/>adhere to the melting-pot; I should have thought it a great deficiency if it was less, and should have been dissatisfied.</p>
<p>Q. Even your ingot in re-melting might have varied a penny-weight if it was done by a skilful man? - A. It certainly might.</p>
<p>Q. Then how can you swear it is your ingot? - A. I do not swear from the quantity but the quality: I think that five thousand quantities of gold might have been made that would not turn out that precise quality.</p>
<p>Q. But in your re-melting it might vary a pennyweight? -
<persName id="t18011202-6-person113">A. </persName> Certainly.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose I gave you two bars of gold of 90z. 9 pennyweights each, one might come out 90z. 5 and the other 90z. 6 pennyweights? - A. They might, but I should find it in the ingot; I admit they might vary, but I say I should find it within a very few grains.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-6-person114">Q. A. </persName> few grains make the difference between two different ingots? -
<persName id="t18011202-6-person115">A. </persName> Certainly; but I do not admit that one ingot put into the pot lighter than another would turn out the lightest, for it might turn out the heaviest; what is lost in the ingot may be in the pot.</p>
<p>Q. It is impossible to tell what will be the precise weight? -
<persName id="t18011202-6-person116">A. </persName> Certainly it is impossible.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. You do not speak to the ingot by the quantity but by the quality? - A. By the quality.</p>
<p>(To Mr. Aldridge.) Q. From the quality stated, as a person conversant with gold, can you form any believe as to that being the gold stolen? - A. I cannot have a doubt in my own mind, though the shape is altered, that it is Mr. Richard's gold, from the quality of it.</p>
<p>Q. You were informed of the quality of it before this was assayed? - A. Yes, and it turned out the same in quality.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. Did the quantity turn out the same? - A. No, it did not.</p>
<p>Q. Tell me how many times that has been melted? - A. It may have been melted many times.</p>
<p>Q. And from buckles and rings? - A. No, it is not of that quality, it is almost impossible.</p>
<p>Q. Is it impossible? - A. It is not impossible.</p>
<p>Q. From a variety of gold, some of one alloy and some of another, may it not produce that? - A. I am sure any body who knows any thing of metal would not have an idea of it.</p>
<p>Q. Can any body say that this has been in the shape of an ingot one-eighth of an inch thick, skilled or not? -
<persName id="t18011202-6-person117">A. </persName> Surely not; I cannot by looking at it.</p>
<p>Q. Can you by quality or weight ascertain that has ever been an ingot of one eighth of an inch thick? - A. Certainly not; to say that upon oath is impossible.</p>
<p>Q. In melting the same ingot might it not produce, under different melters, different weights? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>ROBERT ALBION COX, Esq. sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney.
<persName id="t18011202-6-person118">Q. </persName> Speaking as a man conversant with the quality and nature of gold, is a person able to speak from resemblance to the quality of gold? - A. To quality I think he is, but with regard to the shape, I don't see how it can be identified.</p>
<p>Q. In re-melting a piece of gold, weighing nine ounces nine penny-weights, how many pennyweights would it lose? - A. I should conceive from two to three penny-weights; the melting may vary from the different heat you give it, and some of the grains may remain in the crucible.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. There is nothing about this from which you can say it ever was an eighth of an inch thick? - A. Certainly not; it may have been in a hundred shapes.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-6-person119">Q. </persName> Or can you say whether it is the produce of buckles or rings mixed with other gold? - A. It is impossible to say; if I had seen the gold before, I could tell tolerably well.</p>
<p>Q. An ingot of nine ounces nine penny-weights, might, by one melter, produce nine ounces seven penny-weights; and, by another, only nine ounces five penny-weights? - A. Certainly.</p>
<p>WILLIAM ALDRIDGE, Jun. sworn. - On Thursday, the 12th of November, I received an ingot of gold from Mr. Richards's servant, flatted it in the mill, and delivered it back.</p>
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<p>Mr. Gurney.
<persName id="t18011202-6-person121">Q. </persName> (To Mr. Richards.) Are those the sort of things used in melting? - A. Yes, I use them myself.</p>
<p>Mr. Aldridge. There is the appearance of nothing but lead in the ladle.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I am a goldsmith and jeweller by trade, and in the course of my business buy and exchange old gold and silver; the gold now produced I melted myself; I received it from a gentleman at Portsmouth, with one hundred and fifty-one ounces of silver, which I melted the day before I left it at Mrs. Cowie's, and for which she gave me thirty-five pounds, and paid me the remainder the next day; on the Friday following, I left nine ounces four penny-weights of gold with Mr. Clayton, to be assayed, and the next day I sent my boy for the money; on which Mr. Clayton said, he had better send his master; in about an hour after, I called myself, and, when I went, they took the liberty of saying it was the gold that was lost;
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p> - HAMILTON sworn. - I belong to Marlborough-street office, and apprehended the prisoner; I searched him and found a one pound note and a key of his trunk, which I took to the office, and in it were three notes and the other articles mentioned in the indictment; the prisoner voluntarily selected these and a variety of other valuable articles belonging to his Lordship, saying he had stolen them from his Lordship, and wished they might be returned.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I have nothing to say but that I am extremely sorry I have been guilty of such behaviour to so worthy and so good a master.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>JOHN WARREN sworn. - I apprehended the prisoners on the 10th of last month, in Dyot-street, just as they came out of the Turk's Head public-house; the prosecutrix said she was very certain Doe was one; but could not be so clear as to Spikes; I found no watch.</p>
<p>Doe's defence. I am innocent as the child unborn; I had witnesses here yesterday to prove I was elsewhere at the time; but they are not here to-day.</p>
<p>Spikes's defence. I know nothing about it; I never saw the place.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>WILLIAM SMITH sworn. - The prisoner was in company with me at the Unicorn, in New Gravel-lane; I wanted a place to sleep, and he said I should sleep with him; I went to the house with him and gave him a shilling to get a pot of beer, which he brought, but no change; we went out to get some supper and I heard a bad character of the house; going up the lane, he wanted to borrow a shilling of me, but I would not lend it; he had seen my money, and he followed me, and knocked me down; I got up again, and he knocked me down again, and put his foot on my bowels, and I felt him put his hand in my jacket pocket; I holloaed; murder, after he had taken a glove with a guinea and a half in it, and the women came out and holloaed, murder and robbery, for the prisoner kept kicking and jumping on me all the time; the watchman came up, and just as he turned the corner, the prisoner jumped on my loins, and ran away; he was apprehended soon after; I was not in liquor.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Did you change any gold at the public-house? - A. Yes, a seven-shilling piece.</p>
<p>Q. How much money might you have in the morning? - A. I had ten shillings in the morning, and in the evening I had two guineas; I had a guinea and a half in gold, and a seven-shilling piece, which I changed; I cannot say what the reckoning came to, we had a good deal to drink, but I was quite sober; I paid half-a-crown where I slept after, for I had half-a-crown and some halfpence left; I had sold my watch, made me have the money; I had bought a pair of second-hand shoes out of it, but never said I had bought two pair of new shoes; I know Mr. Anthony, but I never said to him that I had no more than two shillings in my pocket, and was angry because I accused him of robbing me, but I had done it for the reward; I never said so to any body.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. When you came up, the prosecutor was on his knees? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You say he jumped on his loins; I should think he might jump upon his legs very well, but not his loins? - A. The prosecutor, when he jumped, was then flat; it was quite moonlight; there were two or three girls, but I cannot say whether they were in company of the prisoner: I have had no conversation with the prosecutor about this trial or the reward, or do I know of a reward.</p>
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<p>The prisoner left his defence to his Counsel.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>MORRIS ANTHONY sworn. - Examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Do you know the prisoner? - A. Yes, the lodged at my house, and I know the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with the prosecutor about the robbery? - A. Yes; he said he was to have board and lodging from the watchman till the trial came on, if he would prosecute the prisoner; the prosecutor came with James Naill to my house to look for a lodging; they were both much in liquor; Smith wanted to go out again, Naill advised him not, and said, he wanted to go among the girls, but that he himself wanted to go to bed.</p>
<p>JAMES HENRY sworn. - Examined by Mr. Alley. I am a sailor; I had some conversation with the prosecutor; he told me he had pledged his watch in the morning for a guinea and a half; he said he had lent the boatswain of the ship that he came over in half a guinea, and bought two pair of shoes; he paid the reckoning 1s. 6d. for which he changed half a guinea in my company.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was a half-guinea? - A. Yes; he had a seven-shilling-piece in change; the boatswain asked him to lend him half-a-guinea more; he said, no, I lent you two shillings, I have nine shillings left, and you may have that.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-9-person142">Q. </persName> (To Wordrooffe). Is Wright your servant? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him? -
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<p>Q. I suppose you know there is a reward of 40l. in case of conviction? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think Wright knew that? - A. I think every watchman of his description must know it.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Had you the care of the plate? - A. Yes, it was kept in my bed-room, except the plate in use, which was kept in the closet in the dining-room; I missed all the articles mentioned in the indictment from the closet (repeats them); I had taken away one spoon about five minutes before they were missing; I missed them between nine and ten o'clock in the morning of Friday, the 6th of November.</p>
<p>THOMAS WILSON sworn. - I am coachman to Col. Hadden: On the 6th of November last I saw the prisoner at the bar in the dining-parlour of my master's house; the street-door was open; I was coming up stairs from the kitchen, and saw him coming out with something before him; I called up Cummings, and he missed these things; I then went after the prisoner, and caught him in Pall-Mall; I found this napkin and table-cloth upon him, tied in this dirty apron, (produces them); he dropped them as soon as I laid hold of him; the person that picked them up is here; his name is
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<p>EDWARD CORK sworn. - I was coming through Pall-Mall, and saw the last witness in pursuit of the prisoner, he was walking gently on; I saw him lay hold of the prisoner, and he immediately threw an apron, table-cloth, and napkin, behind him; I immediately picked them up; I went back with the prisoner and Wilson to Mr. Hadden's.</p>
<p>Q. You saw nothing of any knives and forks, or spoons? - A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-10-person148">Q. </persName> (To Wilson). When you were pursuing this man, did you see any thing of the knives and forks, or spoons? - A. No, we have never found them since.</p>
<p>Cummings. I know this napkin and table-cloth perfectly well by the mark and the number, they had been used that very day; they are my master's property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. They took me up by the Prince of Wales's, and brought me here, that is all I know about it.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>ISAAC BENSAMMON sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. I believe you came over with the Ambassador. sent by the Dey of Algiers? - A. I did; I had been the English Pro-Consul at Algiers for many years.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-11-person154">Q. </persName> When was it the prisoner came into your service? - A. On Saturday, the 25th of July.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a character of her, and from whom? - A. Yes; the man I lived with took me to the house of her mistress, Mrs. Vandercomb, and I took her into my service.</p>
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<persName id="t18011202-11-person156">Q. </persName> Where did you live then? - A. At Mr. Curry's, No. 9, Moorfields, but now I live at Mr. Harper's, in Little Suffolk-street, Charing-Cross, within three houses of the Ambassador: On Friday, the 4th of September, the Ambassador sent for me, and I left my home about eight or nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you keep the articles you afterwards lost? - A. I had a bureau, and I gave her a chest of drawers to put her clothes in, and I had four trunks also; I left them all locked.</p>
<p>Q. Was the property you charge this woman with stealing, in your bureau or trunks? - A. The bureau had only the nine guineas.</p>
<p>Q. The chain and watches were all in the trunks? - A. The chain was in the large trunk.</p>
<p>Q. How long before you left the house in the morning, had you seen the gold chain? - A. I did not see it that day.</p>
<p>Q. How long before? -
<persName id="t18011202-11-person157">A. </persName> About six or seven days.</p>
<p>Q. Who kept the key of the trunk? - A. I did; I kept all the keys.</p>
<p>Q. Had you not gold watches with Turkish characters? - A. Yes, they were kept in the large trunk; the ring was kept in another trunk, because I separated them; the chain weighed 33oz. I gave in gold the weight of thirty-three doubloons
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020013"/>for the gold, beside the manufacture; the brilliant ring cost me in English money about sixty-three, sixty-four, or sixty-five guineas; one of the watches was given to me to have a case made for it; the other I bought in Algiers, it cost me about 10l.; I had also silver watches, but only two were missing, one with horses that run about, and the other with ships, of about five guineas and an half each; I always kept them under lock and key, except my clothes; they were all safe the 4th of September, in the morning; I returned from the Ambassador's about eleven or twelve o'clock in the morning, and when I got home I asked for the prisoner; they told me she was gone to the mantuamaker's.</p>
<p>Q. Had she given you any intimation of leaving your service? - A. No, I never thought of it; she seemed very contented.</p>
<p>Q. In what state did you find the trunks and bureau? - A. The bureau was in the front room, and the trunks in the bed-room; I went into the bed-room, and found my servant's clothes removed, and the trunks broke open; I cried out, I'm robbed, I'm robbed, but called up the people before I examined the trunks; the lock of the great trunk was not broke open; I don't know how it had been opened, but it was open, and could not be shut again, because the clothes were so high.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see your servant again? - A. No; they took me to Bow-street; but at last I found her in Durham gaol.</p>
<p>Q. Have you since seen any of the articles stolen? - A. Only a watch I found in Durham.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You hired this girl the 25th of July? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And lived at a different house from that in which you were robbed? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you continue to live with that servant? - A. From the 25th, till she run away.</p>
<p>Q. How long, during that time, did she live with you as a servant? - A. I don't know; she lived with me, that is all.</p>
<p>Q. Did she not keep the keys of the house? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. She did not live in the kitchen? - A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-11-person158">Q. </persName> Servants in this country generally live in the kitchen? - A. She did not.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house did she live? - A. In the apartments where I live.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house did she sleep in? - A. In the very same room where I slept.</p>
<p>Q. You say you never saw any of the property again that was lost, except the watch? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect taking the prisoner to the Haymarket Theatre, to the play? - A. I went once to the play with her.</p>
<p>Q. On the solemn oath you have taken, did you not give her the watch, and did she not wear it? - A. No, I never did.</p>
<p>Q. Did she not wear that watch in your presence at the Theatre? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. That you swear? - A. Yes; I never gave or or lent it to her.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Or ever saw her wear it? - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. Q. Have you never said to any body, that you saw her with it at the Theatre? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember when she was in the Poultry Compter? - A. I did not see her.</p>
<p>Q. What was the reason of that - you applied to see her, and she would not see you? - A. I did not go in.</p>
<p>Q. You went for the purpose of seeing her? - A. No; I am a foreigner, and go through the City from curiosity.</p>
<p>Q. Had your curiosity ever induced you to go there before? - A. I did not go in.</p>
<p>Q. You say it was mere curiosity, how long have you been in this country? - A. Near twelve months.</p>
<p>Q. And no curiosity ever induced you to go to the Poultry Compter before? - A. I go to see all the places; I never went to that before.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not go there for the express purpose of seeing the prisoner? - A. No; there was some people going there, and I went there for a walk.</p>
<p>Q. Did not an old woman go with you to see the prisoner? - A. She did go to see her, and I went with her for a walk.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you go from? - A. From my own house.</p>
<p>Q. Had you never agreed with the old woman to go there? - A. They were going, and I went with them.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to say it was mere curiosity that induced you to walk through the city - Have you never made an application to this girl to live again with her, and if she would do so, you would forgive her all that has passed? - A. No such thing; I never dreamt of such a thing; I am not such a fool.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any intimation previous to her leaving the house? - A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-11-person159">Q. </persName> Had you not intimation from herself? - A. No; because she was so much contented.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a difference between you and her two or three days before this in consequence of her having said she was with-child? - A. No; there was no dispute.</p>
<p>Q. There was an examination at Bow-street, was not there? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect at Bow-street having said that a charge of that sort was made by her against you? - A. I was there with Mr. Bond, but do not recollect.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-11-person160">Q. </persName> Before she left your house she never told you she would not stay with you? -
<persName id="t18011202-11-person161">A. </persName> Never.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020014"/>Q. I understand, in your religion, there is a sort of ceremony performed on women - did you apply to the prisoner, and did she refuse to comply with that ceremony? - A. I don't know any thing about it; I never had any dispute till she went away.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask her to comply with any form? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do the principles of your religion or not, forbid a Jew man cohabiting with a Christian woman? - A. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Is it or not the principles of your religion? A. No; we may do as we please; I can keep a Jew woman or any thing in my service.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever told the landlord or landlady of the house that this woman had threatened to leave you? - A. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. Did you bring the property into this country? - A. The chain I brought into this country, it was Mrs. Bensammon's, and is the fashion of the country for ladies.</p>
<p>Q. You had not seen this property for some time before? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Or have seen any thing but the watch since? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you persist in saying you never made her a present of the watch? - A. Never; they were all under my care.</p>
<p>SAMUEL HARPER sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Did you keep the house in which Mr. Bensammon lodged? - A. Yes; and he lodges with me still.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the young woman at the bar being in his service? - A. Yes I do.</p>
<p>Q. On the 4th of September were you alarmed by any cry of his? - A. Yes; he was out that morning, and the girl remained at home; when he returned, he said his bureau was open and had been robbed of nine guineas.</p>
<p>Q. Was the girl at home when he returned? - A. She had been out about five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say where she was going? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did she ever return to her place again? - A. No, she did not.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any expectation that she was going to leave her place? - A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Have you ever heard him say any thing about any other girl having robbed him? - A. No; and this girl always behaved herself very well as far as I saw.(MOSES MAGERE being a foreigner, an interpreter was sworn.)</p>
<p>Examined by Mr. Knowlys. On the 4th of September I was at the Ambassador's house, where I found Mr. Bensammon; he went away, and after being gone about five minutes he returned, and said he was robbed of nine guineas; I told him to go back again and see if he had lost any thing else; I went with him, and we found all the trunks open and the cloaths quite in a state of confusion.</p>
<p>ANN HARPER sworn. - I lived at my father's house on the 4th of September, and saw the prisoner that morning; I did not see her at the time she left the house, I only heard the door shut; I have heard her say she was not very happy; but she did not say she should leave the house that day.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You have heard her say she was not very happy? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And not that she was very contented? - A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-11-person162">Q. </persName> She is with-child? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did she ever say she must be under the necessity of leaving the prosecutor? - A. She might have said so to my mother, but she is not here.</p>
<p>ANTHONY STAFFORD: sworn. - I am a constable at Sunderland, in the county of Durham, and took the prisoner up on the 3d of October; I searched her but found nothing, on her; I asked her if there was any thing at the house where I took her; she said there was a watch belonging to her, and directed me to go to a person in the kitchen for it; I examined her, but she denied, she had it; I then took the prisoner over to my own house, and about one o'clock in the morning the person I had examined brought the watch to me, but I would not take it; she delivered it to one of the overseers, at his house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the watch when the woman brought it to your house, though you declined receiving it? - A. I did; I went to the Magistrate, and told him where the watch was; he told me to demand it, which I did, and got it; this is the watch. (Produces it).</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You did not know there was a watch, till she told you? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. And that it was her own? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. There were a great many hand-bills circulated over the country? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You never discovered, with all your diligence, a parcel of doubloons, a gold chain, or any thing of that sort? - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Bensammon. This is my watch, this case was made in London, and was in one of the trunks; I saw it about four or five days before; in the whole I lost about five hundred pounds.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>JOSIAH HYAM sworn. - I am apprentice to Mr. Turner, a pawnbroker, No. 31, Lower John-street, Golden-square; I don't know the prisoner, or whether a man or woman pledged the things I have, except from the duplicate.</p>
<p>- CRABB sworn. - I produce a shift trimmed with lace, and a half handkerchief trimmed with lace, pawned for ten shillings and seven pence, on the 16th of October.</p>
<p>JOHN HARRISON sworn. - I am apprentice to a pawnbroker, and produce four handkerchiefs, a tea-spoon, and a white petticoat, pledged on the 18th of July and 24th of October, 1801; the handkerchief was pawned the 22d of September, for two shillings and six-pence; another, in conjunction with the napkin, on the 26th of September, for three shillings; the other, the 5th of November, for three shillings; part was brought by the prisoner, and part by her sister; I cannot identify which the prisoner pawned, they are pledged in the name of Jane Brice.</p>
<p>WILLIAM JACKSON sworn. - I am an officer, and found one duplicate on the prisoner; there was a warrant granted against her and her mother; the prisoner said, her mother knew nothing of the robbery, and that she pledged the things herself; she was then speaking of the handkerchief and shift.(The property was identified by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. My mistress told me if I would own to the things, and fetch them out, she would not prosecute me; she knew I had done it for a sick family I had; and, when I told her where they were, she sent for two constables, and detained me.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Second Count. Charging it to be the property of
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<p>HENRY BEAUMONT sworn. - I am an
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<p>DAVID SIMPSON sworn. - On the 12th of November last, by virtue of a warrant from the Sheriffs, I called at the house, No. 20 Eaton-street, and lost the warrant with George Watson, who was in possession; I searched the premises, and found a quantity of wine, which I left him in charge of; I understood the wine to be the property of one Redhead, but seized under an extent from the Crown; I was sent for to Bow-street, in consequence of some wine being missed from the premises.</p>
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<p>JAMES SMITH sworn. - I have worked for
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<interp inst="t18011202-13-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> off and on for three years; he is a whitesmith: On the 17th of November, about ten o'clock at night, he called on me, and told me he wanted me to take a walk with him to see his brother; we went to Eaton-street, and, after staying there a little time, George asked me if I would be so good as help his brother to carry a few bottles home to his house; it was a house George Watson was in possession of; I, through ignorance, complied, and took as much as eight or nine bottles, I believe; after we went out, we were stopped by these men; Watson had a bag with the bottles in;
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<interp inst="t18011202-13-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> said he was in possession of the house for the Sheriff, and that it was his own wine; I drank two glasses there.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. I understand
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<p>Q. The sack it was contained in, was filled before you came there? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And therefore you did not see what it contained till you were stopped? - A. No.</p>
<p>Court. Q. You say George desired you to carry this to Richard's house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did George give you the wine? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure George gave Richard any bottles? - A. Yes, I saw the bottles he put into his pocket, but not those in the bag.</p>
<p>JOSEPH CREEDLAND sworn. - I was in company with Jones on the 17th of November, and found nine bottles of wine on Smith. (The wine produced.)</p>
<p>The prisoners left their defence to their Counsel.</p>
<p>The prisoners called fourteen witnesses, who gave them excellent characters.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Lord Alvanley.</p> </div1>
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<p>Second Count. Laying it to be the property of
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<p>JOHN PERKINS sworn. - I am
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<p>WILLIAM FORSTER sworn. - I was on board the schooner on the 30th of October, and found some gum in the prisoner's chest and bed; I informed the captain.</p>
<p>RICHARD PERRY sworn. - I got this gum on board the Bilboa; it was delivered to me by Forster.(Produces it.)</p>
<p>Mr. Perkins. This is the same sort of gum as was on board my ship.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I do not know who took it, or can I be accountable for it; I am totally unacquainted with any person in England.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 20.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>JONATHAN TROTT sworn. - I
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Clifford. Q. Did you serve them with any thing? - A. Half a pint of gin; there were no other people in the room but them; I know one of them to be a master tailor.</p>
<p>Q. Was there not some dispute about a five-pound note? - A. He sent his friend to get change while he stole the coat, I think.</p>
<p>Q. Had he got his change back when he took the coat? - A. He had the change, but he said he had not the four one-pound notes; he found a half-guinea, silver, and halfpence, and then he said he had given the notes to his friend; I gave the change to his friend, and did not know it was the prisoner's.</p>
<p>MARTIN BREUNAGIS sworn. - I lodge with Mr. Trott: On the 15th of November, I saw the prisoner come to the house with some others; I met the prisoner in the passage; he said, holloa! to me, as he passed me; I saw the steeve of a coat hang down behind; I went to Mr. Trott, and asked him if he had lost a coat; when he looked, he said he had, and went backwards to see where the man was; he met him, and took the coat from him; the prisoner said, he thought it was like a
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<p>Prisoner's defence. Is it likely I would go away with that or any other coat not worth over three shillings, and leave my 5l. note in his hands; I had lost a coat some time before that, and I took that coat to look at; he met me, and asked me whether it was not his coat; I said, I had taken it to look at, but it was not mine.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>ELIZABETH HICKS sworn. - On the 11th of November the prisoner came about half past eleven, and stood looking at some books out at the door, and went away; as soon as she was gone; I missed some books, and in a quarter of an hour after she came back again; I watched her, and saw her take a book, and put it into her apron; I went out to take it from her, when she said she had nothing of mine; I said she had, and pulled her on one side; she fell down on her knees, and let the book fall; then she got up, and I stooped to pick it up, when she struck me twice; I gave her a pat on the shoulder with the book, and said it was mine; she said it was not; I got her in doors, upon which she said, if I did not let her go, she would pull all the stall down, which she did; she was searched, and three books found in her pocket, and one in her hand. (The books produced and identified.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. When she got me on the floor, she beat me most horrioly, and I said she should not.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Lord Alvanley.</p> </div1>
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<p>WILLIAM GARRATTY sworn. - I lost two saws on the 21st of November, and was present when the prisoner was taken into custody; I asked him about them; he said he knew nothing of them; I saw them in the constable's hand.</p>
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<p>JOSEPH - sworn. - I was informed on the 21st of November, my men had lost their three saws; a person came and told me he saw the prisoner put two saws under his coat; he took me to his mother's house; I asked her where her son was; she asked which son; I said, him with a long great coat on, that had got the saws; she said, she would endeavour to get them from him; in the mean time the prisoner came in; I said hold of him, and he asked me whether I said he stole the saws; he said, if I have got them, my mother shall pay you for them; he made his escape from me, but he was taken; he said, if I would take him into the public-house, he would tell the mistress where they were; I did so, and he had some conversation with her, and the saws were produced.</p>
<p>JOHN HAMMERTON sworn. - I saw the prisoner near the buildings, in the City-road, with two saws; I went and informed the men of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. It was some dirty linen I fetched to wash that he took to be saws; I know nothing about them at all; a person came into my mother's shop for a pound of potatoes, and left the saws there till he came back.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>WILLIAM CORNEY sworn. - My partner's name is Richard Hudson; the prisoner, Rudd, was in our employ as a
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley.
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<p>Rudd's defence. It was not my intention to steal the carpet; I took it there to see if I could get two or three shillings on it, and to take it back again; it was not my intention to rob my master.</p>
<p>For the prisoner Rockall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18011202-18-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who was an entire stranger to me, at the door, which he opened, and put in the piece of carpet; Mr. Corney, who was also a stranger to me, followed him; my mother, being very deaf, did not hear what he said; he asked me to give him the piece of carpet which lay on the floor; I did so; my mother never saw him till such time as he was going out with the carpet; when he was going out, he said, John, I have long had a suspicion of you, and now I have found you; then he turned round to me, and said, you, madam, shall be looked into; I made answer, that I never knew the man, or had any dealings with him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. How old are you? - A. Near eighteen.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you left boarding-school? - A. I have not been there since eleven years.</p>
<p>Q. Your father and mother keep an old iron shop? - A. They deal in brokery and other things.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner is a stranger to you? - A. Yes, and to my mother, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Is it a frequent thing for persons to come in to the parlour without knocking? - A. People very frequently come in when I am in the next room, because my mother is deaf; I was scouring the room, and did not hear; not seeing any body come to him, I suppose he opened the door.</p>
<p>Q. Does that frequently happen? - A. It does.</p>
<p>Q. Recollect the oath you have taken, and tell us, how the carpet came on the floor? - A. The man put it there, it never was on the counter; he had it in his hand in a roll when I got up, then he laid it on the floor, it was not open at all.</p>
<p>Q. You swear it never was open while in your room? - A. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any table? - A. There was a table at the lower end of the room, and another under a sash window.</p>
<p>Q. Did he stoop, or throw it down? - A. He threw it down, to the best of my recollection.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the way goods are usually thrown into that room - you know the business of the shop? - A. No, it is not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask what he wanted? - A. The man had no time to speak, because Mr. Corney followed him in immediately.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not see your mother, when Mr. Corney came in, lay hold of the carpet, and throw it down? - A. No, Mr. Corney has made a mistake; it was me who gave him the piece of carpet off the floor, my mother was at the other end of the room, washing the tea-things.</p>
<p>Q. Then it is a mistake if any body has said it was thrown off a table? - A. I never did.</p>
<p>Q. Who did? - A. Nobody that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Mr. Corney could not see the man throw it down? - The man threw it down.</p>
<p>Q. Perhaps it is a mistake that he said to his man, I have caught you? - A. He did say so.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say that when he came in? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to say just now, it was not till after you delivered the carpet? - A. That was when he was going out; he said, John, I have had a long suspicion, and now I have found you out.</p>
<p>Q. Were you at home when the officers took your mother? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell the Justice all this? - A. I never was at the Justice's; the officers said, she was wanted at Marlborough-street, to speak whether the man said any thing when he came in or not, and she went.</p>
<p>Q. You knew your mother was going to the office, and you could have told all this? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How much carpeting had you in the house at this time? - A. We had none but some old pieces.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you assisted your father and mother in the shop? - A. I am not always at home, and am not very fond of the business; I have been to a day school part of the time; I served sometimes, but very seldom.</p>
<p>Q. How long? - A. I cannot tell; I went out to learn the business of making straw bonnets for
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<p>.Q Did you see her throw it behind her? - A. Yes, for I remained a little while at the window before I went in.</p>
<p>Rockall called one witness, who admitted she did not bear a general good character in the neighbourhood.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr.
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<p>Second Count. Charging him with embezzling a guinea.</p>
<p>(The case was opened by Mr. Knapp).</p>
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<p>Q. Did he account for any other money on that day? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. To what amount? -
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<p>Q. How soon did you discover Burbridge had paid any money? - A. The next day, one guinea; on the discovery, the prisoner absconded that day; he took his bread out that day and never gave an account of any money or any bread; he has written on the back of the bill. (Produces it).</p>
<p>"30th Oct. Mr. Burbridge - received 1l. 1s.</p>
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<p>We had some conversation before the Magistrates, and he acknowledged to that and several others; that he had been gambling, but meant to make it good.</p>
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<p>(To Mr. Aris). Q. What did the prisoner say? - A. He said he had received this and several other sums and had gambled it away, but as soon as he had received his bounty, as he had enlisted as an East India soldier, he would pay me; I have found upwards of nine pounds deficient.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I lost some out of my pocket and some at gambling; I never intended to defraud any person, and was afraid to go home to my master, so I went and enlisted in the 77th regiment, and meant to pay him every farthing.</p>
<p>(Mr. Aris's book produced, in which no entry appeared of the receipt of the guinea of Mr. Burbridge.)</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Lord Alvanley.</p> </div1>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Were you much alarmed? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear positively to the person of a man you never saw before, and then only for a few minutes? - A. I am sure it is the same.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. The person who came and desired you to go was not the prisoner? - A. I cannot say it was.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw the boots again they were in possession of a shoemaker who is not here? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. They were openly exposed to sale? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You told the prisoner you were an officer? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did not the father desire the son to tell the truth and it would be better for him? - A. He did so.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say it would be better for him? - A. I don't recollect those words, only for God's sake to tell the truth.</p>
<p>Q. Did that prevail on him to tell the truth? -
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<p>Q. Do you believe he would have said so much without that being said? - A. I don't believe he might.</p>
<p>Jury. (To Blundell.) Q. Did you give the prisoner one pair of the boots? - A. I did not give him either.</p>
<p>Q. When he went out did you see him run? - A. He run out of the alley.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask any body to follow him? - A. No.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr.
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<p>(The case was opened by Mr. Knowlys.)</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Hart. Q. Part was your property and part your sister's? - A. Yes; we missed two dozen out of the different cases; one was my own dozen which is stole, the other dozen is between my sister and me.</p>
<p>Q. You had a suspicion of another servant as well, the footman? - A. Yes; but he was discharged by the Magistrates.</p>
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<p>(The property was identified by Mrs. Dougan.</p>
<p>JAMES-BRAZIER LE GRANGE sworn. - I went to Mr. Cheraneau's, and found the knives and forks wrapped up in four different parcels; the wrapper struck me to be very like a gown I had seen the prisoner wear; here is a piece the same as the wrapper; I immediately knew the plate.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. The footman gave them to me to pledge as his property.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness, who gave her a good character.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 22.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Beside examining the prisoner's pocket, did you examine the bag into which the filings had been put? - A. Not particularly, but I took out the cuttings of the coffee-pot; I took out all he had left; he could not have filed any large quantity.</p>
<p>Q. Therefore you did not put that in the pocket and that in the bag into the scale together? - A. The silver in the bag would not come off the pot in that stage of it; there were no scrapings came off.</p>
<p>Q. Whether the prisoner worked at home you cannot speak to? - A. He had no tools.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the boy deliver these things? - A. I did not; but it was impossible he could take any out.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I have very little to say in my own defence; I have been in the habit of being an employed master myself, and was going to do a small job; I had silver of my own, and only wanted to take a piece of folder, and meant to put a piece of silver in the place of it; I have served Mr. Pontifex faithfully and honestly, and he has been a good master to me; but I wish I had served my God as well as I served Mr. Pontifex, I should have nothing now to lament.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I sent
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr.
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<p>GEORGE - sworn. - I am a soldier, and was quartered at the Old Bell; I saw the prisoner there on the 6th of November, and go up stairs to write; in about ten minutes, the landlady came down, and asked where the man was, and said he had robbed her; next day I saw him coming down the Park; he spoke to me, and said, he was coming up to our house immediately; I said, I was obligated to follow him; he turned back, and wanted to leave me; upon which I took hold of his coat; he begged I would go over the way with him, as he wanted to speak privately to me; I refused, telling him, he was my prisoner for robbing his lodgings, and I took him into custody.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I lately came to town from Portsmouth, and met with an acquaintance at Westminster; we went into this house, and set down gambling for a shillingsworth of spirits; I slept there all night, but I never took the lodgings or the things.
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>JAMES ALDUS sworn. - I am a pawnbroker: On the 21st of November, the prisoner Murphy, in company with the other, brought a watch, which the said was her husband's, who was a painter and glazier, and wanted twenty-five shillings; that he lodged in Sr. Ann's-court; I asked her if her husband was at home; she said, no; but that the man where she lodged would say it was her husband's watch; I went and asked him; he said, her husband went to sea, and was killed; I was not satisfied; I took her to Marlborough-street; the other woman said, she might have it back again, for she knew it was her husband's watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18011202-26-person272" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's back; they had hung up in the bed-room; she burst out crying, but did not say where she got them.(The property produced, and identified.)</p>
<p>JAMES KENNEDY sworn. - I took the gown off Ward's back, and have kept it ever since; she had another gown on besides.</p>
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<p>Mr. Aldus. When they were before the Magistrate, Ward said the other woman had nothing to do with stealing the watch; and she was to give her a pair of shoes for helping to dispose of it.</p>
<p>Murphy's defence. This young woman, about half past eight, met me, and asked me where I used to pawn, as she had got a watch, and would give me a pair of shoes if I would pawn it for her, as she was not known; I always used Mr. Aldus's shop, and took it to him.</p>
<p>Ward's defence. I wish to say that this woman knows nothing of the watch; I will take it all upon myself; I had the gown and apron on me, and I gave the watch to her to pledge; she knew nothing of it,</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord Alvanley.</p> </div1>
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<p>ROBERT CLEMENTS sworn. - I am a
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<interp inst="t18011202-27-person276" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> had it sent to him to finish, and having heard I had lost a dressing-box about ten months since, he asked me to come and look at it; I knew it to be mine.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020023"/>Cross-examined by Mr. Hart. Q. You did not know the prisoner? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did he never tell you how he came by it? - A. He said he bought it at some house in Rosemary-lane.</p>
<p>WILLIAM WAKEFIELD sworn. - I am foreman to
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<interp inst="t18011202-27-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a wholesale clothes-dealer, at the top of Rosemary-lane; I know the prisoner very well: On the 17th of January, he offered me this box for sale, but I refused it; Mrs. Honor was standing behind me, and said, if I could purchase it worth the money, she should like it for her own use; I asked him the price of it; he said, fifteen shillings; I said, I would give him half-a-guinea, which he readily took; he used to cry old clothes about, and attend sales, and such like; most of the Jews buy any thing that comes in their way; I asked him how he came to offer it to me on Saturday morning, being the Jew's sabbath; he said, he was naturalized; the box has continued ever since in Mrs. Honor's possession, till within these three weeks, when she gave it to Mr. Ellis to finish; the prosecutor asked me if I knew who I bought it of; I told him I did, and could produce the man; I saw him sometime afterwards, and called him in; I asked him if he remembered selling the box; he denied ever selling such a thing at first, but, after expostulating with him, he acknowledged he did, but that he got but six-pence by it; I detained him; he has been at out house ten times, I suppose, since selling the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18011202-27-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - This box was left at my house to be finished; I was to put a frame and glass to it, and I took it to Mr. Brathwaite's.</p>
<p>ROBERT BRATHWAITE sworn. - This box was brought to me on the 14th of November last, by Mr. Ellis; I had heard Mr. Clements had lost such a one, and let him see it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I have witnesses here to prove they were present when I bought the box at the Blue Boar.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>THOMAS PATERSON sworn. - Examined by Mr. Alley.
<persName id="t18011202-27-person279">Q. </persName> Did you know the prisoner? - A. Yes, I know him by dealing in the lane; he used to deal in clothes, or any thing that is offered to be sold.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-27-person280">Q. </persName> Look at that box, do you know it? - A. I think I have seen this box before; I am positive I have; it was about the middle of last January; when I was sitting in the Blue Boar, in Rosemary-lane, a stranger came into the room with this box; first he came up to me, and looked at several articles I had got to sell, but nothing would suit him; he went from me to the next box, where the prisoner set with his clothes; he looked at several articles, and at last had a waistcoat, which Wolfe valued at five shillings and six-pence, and he paid him down six shillings and six-pence besides; they valued the box at twelve shillings.</p>
<p>Court. Q. You never had seen the person who brought the box in? - A. Never.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a man was he? - A. A man about half a head taller than I, or thereabouts; I cannot justly recollect, it is so long ago; he might be five feet four or five inches.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-27-person281">Q. </persName> Was he an old or young man? - A. A middle-aged man, as near as I can recollect.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dress? - A. I declare I cannot recollect; there are so many people coming backwards and forwards, it is impossible to recollect every thing.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect the colour of his clothes? - A. I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect whether he had a great coat or a common coat? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. This man went to the other box? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to be attending to the other box? - A. As he left me I had nobody standing with me; I did not follow him, I only looked round to see whether they dealt or no.</p>
<p>Q. About what time of the day was it? - A. About half past two o'clock, as near as I can recollect.</p>
<p>Q. Who were there beside you and those two? - A. I suppose there might be a dozen people, and strangers; I don't know any body in particular.</p>
<p>Q. Don't you know one of them by name? - A. I don't recollect just now any one. (The Court had ordered the other witnesses out of Court.) I have seen the man out of Court, but have no acquaintance with him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether he was there? - A. Yes, I saw him.</p>
<p>Q. You told me just now you did not know any one? - A. No particular person; I did not know any one by name.</p>
<p>Q. You don't know his name? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Or any servants of the house? - A. Not at that time, to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. Are you a Jew? - A. No.(
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<p>Third Count. For uttering the same, knowing it to be forged, with intention to defraud
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<p>Q. Were you acquainted with the signature of the Guildford bank-notes, and did that give you suspicion? - A. Not particularly that, but it is quite irregular to sign notes so; I did not say any thing to her, but shewed it to Mr. Alder, and said, I should take it over to Messrs. Esdailes' the bankers, to inquire whether it was good; I said that in the presence of Mrs. Solomons; she said, very anxiously, she would not trouble us to take it over, for she had got a smaller note, which would do as well, and she seemed to wish to have that back; I went over to the banker's, and shewed it to one of the clerks, who immediately discovered it to be a forgery; I went back and asked her where she lived; she said in Houndsditch, and kept a shop; I asked where she took the note; she said it was impossible to tell, as she had dealings at different parts of the country; after that I asked her again if she could possibly tell, and, after some hesitation, she said, she had taken it of a man whom she had sold some cloth to; Mr. Messenger came over, and put the same questions to her, and she returned the same answers she had done to me; I gave the note to Mr. Alder; he went over to Esdailes' house, and she went with them.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you acquainted with the hand writing of Messrs. Sparkes, of all of them? - A. I have seen all the signatures; this is not the ordinary signature.</p>
<p>Q. Were you desired by Smith to go over to Messrs. Hazards? - A. Yes; when I went over I saw Mrs. Solomons, and asked her if she had given a consideration for the note; she said she had; I asked her what; she said she had given two pieces of Irish linen and the difference in money; I asked her if she knew to whom; she said no, that in the course of her dealings she often sold goods to people she knew nothing of; I told her I was sorry to inform her it was a forgery, and asked her where she lived; she said in Houndsidtch; I told her I must trouble her to go over to Sir
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<p>JOHN SPARKES, jun. sworn. - I am not a partner in the Guildford bank, but am acquainted with the hand writings of all the Sparkes's; this is not either of their writing; my uncle signs them all Richard Sparkes; their names are John, Richard, and George Sparkes.</p>
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<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<p>WILLIAM BLAKE sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney.
<persName id="t18011202-29-person314">Q. </persName> Where do you live? - A. At No. 9, Angel-alley, Bishopsgate-street; I attended before the Grand Jury on this indictment. (The note shewn to the witness.)</p>
<p>Q. You know it is said the prisoner had that note from you - was it ever in your possession shortly before the 29th of October last? - A. Yes, it was.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it in your possession? - A. From the 26th to the 28th of October.</p>
<p>Q. I have no right to ask you whether you offered that note to the prisoner; but I ask you did you not purchase two pieces of cloth of her? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Q. It went out of your hands on the 28th of October? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What are you? - A. I buy clothes, and keep a little shop, and have near seven years.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-29-person315">Q. </persName> Has any misfortune happened to you in that time? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell me, within half a dozen, how many times you have been in custody in the course of that time? - A. It is a question I don't think proper to answer.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any objection to tell how many times you have had the good fortune to be admitted King's evidence? - A. I believe I can recollect once.</p>
<p>Q. Will you say you cannot recollect more than once? - A. I will.</p>
<p>Q. You do not like to tell me how many times you have been in custody charged with felony of different sorts? - A. No, I don't think proper.</p>
<p>Q. In consequence of the prisoner being taken to the Mansion-house, I believe you were lent for before the Lord-Mayor? - A. I was.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after you had been brought before the Lord-Mayor at first, that you found yourself at liberty? - A. The Wednesday following, as I was taken on the Friday.</p>
<p>Q. Upon the subject of this very note? - A. Upon this note, and another one.</p>
<p>Q. You then contrived to get you yourself at liberty, and get the prisoner committed? - A. I did not contrive it, because the late Lord-Mayor saw my life, by a conspiracy, was to be sworn away, and admitted me to bail.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-29-person316">Q. </persName> May I take the liberty of asking where you got that note? - A. Yes, of a young man, who calls himself Flinc.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the same Mr. Flint who was tried here the other evening? - A. No, a son of his; he calls himself so.</p>
<p>Q. Mr. Flint, of Shoe-lane? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. That young man has absconded since? - A. He has.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. My Lord, that man came to me, and bought two pieces of Irish, and gave me the note; I did not think any thing of the note being bad; I did not know his character at that time, or else I would not have taken it; but, since that, I have heard a very bad character, and am very sorry that ever I took the note of a person of that description; I am innocent, and it is that only which supports me to speak; I sold him two pieces of Irish linen, of twenty-five yards each, at three shillings and two-pence per yard; and I gave him a ten-pound note, a two-pound note, to the best of my recollection, and, I believe, one shilling and eight pence, or one shilling and four pence, I will not be sure which.</p>
<p>The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave her a good character.
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020026"/>ANDREW DAVIDSON sworn. - I lost my saw from
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<p>WILLIAM JONES sworn. - I am journeyman to Mr. Windsor, of the Minories, pawnbroker, and produce the saw which the prisoner pawned on the 21st of November, in the evening, near eleven o'clock; I had never seen him before; he was dressed the same as he is now; I asked him if it was his; he said, it was his father's. (Produces the saw.)</p>
<p>Mr. Davidson. I left work about six o'clock on Saturday; this is my saw; I had used it four months constantly, and can swear to it; I traced it to the prisoner, and he said he had pawned it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I went down a gateway to case myself, and a man run away; I felt something touch my hand, and it was the sleeve of a great coat, with four saws in it.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>GEORGE LONGDEN sworn. - I am an officer, and took the prisoner in charge.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18011202-33-person332" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> to my assistance; this is the sheet I took from him; (produces it;) after I took it, he ran away.</p>
<p>EDWARD BISHOP sworn. - According to what the last witness informed me, I run up the steps into the streer, and saw the prisoner about seventy yards from me; I followed, and brought him back, and took the other sheet from him, which he said he had taken from off a bed up stairs.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>HENRY CORNELIUS sworn. - I am a
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<p>Q. Did you miss any thing? - A. Yes, my watch.</p>
<p>Q. Was there another with him? - A. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-34-person336">Q. </persName> Who took the watch? - A. The other; this man held me; the other took the watch, and away he ran.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner stop you from going after him? - A. Yes, and then they both ran away; I went into the public-house again about ten minutes after he had robbed me, and found him at the bar of the White-Lion, St. Catherine's-lane; I am sure he is the same man; I have never seen the other man, or the watch again; the young man with me said he was the same man, and he was taken into custody; mine was a silver watch and chain; I felt it go out of my pocket; I had seen it but a few minutes before in the public-house; I had got but two or three yards from the door before they came up to me.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020027"/>Cross-examined by Mr. Raine. Q. Do you mean to swear, that, during all the day, you had no liquor except this glass of rum? - A. In the morning I had a glass, a pint of beer to my dinner, and, at seven o'clock, another glass.</p>
<p>Q. What had you had with your girls? - A. I had no girls; I saw some to be sure; there were plenty in the house, in another room; we were in the bar.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to say you were not near any of the girls? - A. Yes, I do; I had nothing to do with them; they were in another room.</p>
<p>Q. This was very dark? - A. It was dark, but I could see the men very well; there was a light through the window and door; it was before the door was shut; I could see that man as plainly as I see any body here; I don't know the other; this man laid hold of me, and the other pulled the watch away.</p>
<p>Q. You are a foreigner, and perhaps your English friend told you about a reward? - A. Nobody told me about any thing.</p>
<p>Q. You have never heard of forty pounds reward? - A. Never before now; nobody told me.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not said, if you could get a sum of money, you would swear against no man? -
<persName id="t18011202-34-person337">A. </persName> I never said so.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the Flying-Horse public-house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never say so there? - A. No; the prisoner's father said, he would pay for the watch, and all expences, and offered me ten pounds; and he paid me ten pounds down, which I gave to Mr. Griffiths, the officer.</p>
<p>Q. What else have you got? -
<persName id="t18011202-34-person338">A. </persName> Nothing else; there were some notes, some guineas, and some half-guineas; I believe I gave the officer six-pence more than I got from his father.</p>
<p>CHRISTOPHER FIELD sworn. - I am a sailor, and belong to the same ship with the last witness; I was with him when he was robbed in St. Catherine's-lane; we were both sober; it was about half past seven in the evening; we went to the White-Lion about seven, to see Mr. Gibson, the landlord, who is an acquaintance of the prosecutor's, and we had one glass of rum a-piece; there were women in the house, but we were with the landlord; they were in one room, and we in another.</p>
<p>Q. What happened after you had the rum? - A. Three men went out just before us; they came out of the same house; I was the last out; they had not been in our company, but was in company with the women; I saw the prisoner go out before me, and he laid hold of the prosecutor by the breast, and the other took his watch; I did not see the watch.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know he took it? - A. I saw them just run from him; the third man, I suppose, stood to receive the watch; the other two ran away as soon as they had got the watch, and then the prisoner let him go, and ran after them; I am sure he is the man; I saw his face, which made me know him, for there were then three standing before us drinking at the bar, with one girl with them, and the prisoner was in the middle.</p>
<p>Q. How far had the prosecutor got out of the house? - A. He might be about three yards from the door; there was a light in the bar-window, right facing where he was robbed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see his face in the street? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had he a hat on? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did they go up the moment they got out of the house, before the door was shut? - A. Yes, before the door was shut, they had hold of him.</p>
<persName id="t18011202-34-person339">Q. </persName> If you did not see his face in the street, how could you know him again? - A. I saw him in the room, and saw the brown coat he had on.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner come out of the house? - A. Yes; he went directly up to the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Q. Tell me, correctly, how you all went out? A. I asked this young man what o'clock it was, and if it was time to go a-board; he looked at his watch, and said, let us go; the three men were then just before the bar; then we were bidding the landlord good night, and these men went out; the Prussian followed them, and I followed him; I had just got upon the step when they laid hold of him.</p>
<p>Q. By the time you got out, were they walking on, or in waiting? - A. They were waiting for us.</p>
<p>Q. As soon as the Prussian got out, did you see them stop him? - A. Yes, upon the opening of the door, as they went out, we went out one after the other; there were other people passing and repassing, but not near us; I never lost sight of the prisoner from the time he left the house till he run away, after holding the prosecutor; I swear he is the man, I know him by his face.</p>
<p>Q. You say you did not see his face in the street? - A. I know him again by the size of him.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you find him afterwards? - A. We went about ten minutes after to the house again, and found the prisoner standing before the fire; I had asked the prosecutor if he would go back, and see if the landlord knew the man; I was asking the landlord, and the prisoner stood there, and spoke to me; he was holding his head down at first, and I did not see his face, but I asked the landlord if he knew the young men that were there, because they had picked this young man's pocket; then the prisoner asked me who was the man that had lost the watch; I told him, he was the man who took it; he said, he was not; I asked the landlord if he knew him; he said, he did not; the landlord is not here; we then sent for an officer, and the prisoner told the officer he knew the men who had the watch;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180112020028"/>the officer told him, if he did not find the men who took the watch, he would take him; the prisoner then took us to some place, in Whitechapel, I think, about three miles, to a house, and said the man lived there who had the watch; he enquired for a man who was not at home; then we took him to the watch-house; he said he knew the gang that went every Sunday night stealing watches and what they could.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Raine. Q. When the prisoner said he would endeavour to find the man, he was in the officer's care? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What liquor had you got? - A. I had had a glass of rum in the morning, and one in the evening, I had nothing at my dinner.</p>
<p>Q. Who was it told you about a reward? - A. Nobody; I never had such a job as this in my life.</p>
<p>Q. If any body has said that the door of the public-house was shut before the Prussian was held, that is not true, is it? - A. No; the door was not shut.</p>
<p>Q. You never had seen this young man before? - A. Never.</p>
<p>Q. When you went back to the public-house, why did not you know the prisoner again? - A. I did not see him at first.</p>
<p>Q. There were people passing and re-passing? - A. Yes, on the other side; there might be three or four.</p>
<p>Q. The moment the two other men run away, the man that held the Prussian let him go? - A. Yes, and went after them.</p>
<p>THOMAS GRIFFITHS sworn. - I am an officer; the prisoner was brought to Lambeth-street office on Monday, and committed for examination on the Wednesday following; I know nothing against the prisoner, except that the prosecutor gave me this paper, (produces it), saying, he had it from his father; I had six guineas, five half-guineas, a shilling, a one pound Bank of England note, in all amounting to ten pounds and sixpence.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I leave it to my Counsel.</p>
<p>The prisoner called six witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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