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<p>ANN HOUGHTON sworn. - Q. Did any thing happen to you on the 6th of October last? - A. Fourteen weeks yesterday; I live at No.39, Eagle-street; I went to Mr. Trotter, the landlord, to pay my week's rent.</p>
<p>Q. What time of day was this? - A. On Monday morning, between nine and ten o'clock; I went to pay my rent, and he wanted to double my rent, and would not take the money, and the next day two men came to seize my goods.</p>
<p>Q. Tell me any thing that happened to you that was dangerous on that day? - A. I live at No.39, and was going to get some necessaries for the children's supper; I was on the top step, I had not been there five minutes before Mr. Pearce, or Benton, or whatever his name is, came out of No. 38, with a loose coat upon his left arm, and he passed me, and went into the road, and took a pistol out, and fired at me immediately, I had not time to say, Lord have mercy on me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before? - A. No; I had no acquaintance with him, only with a girl of the town that he cohabited with, and his landlady was this girl's aunt; I never gave him an angry word.</p>
<p>Q. What was the consequence of the shooting? - A. My scull was shattered to pieces; I was taken up for dead, and was taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever had any words with this man at all? - A. No, I never changed a word with him to the best of my knowledge; it was out of the aunt's house that he came.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. I understand you to say, that you never had any quarrel with this young man, nor ever changed a word with him? - A. Never in my life to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. You were going into the house, with your face towards the house? - A. Yes.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person5">Q. </persName> Therefore, the pistol must have been fired at the back part of you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Before the pistol was fired, you did not see it at all? - A. Yes, I did, under the coat.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how the prisoner was dressed at that time? - A. He had a brown coat and a striped waistcoat.</p>
<p>Q. What time in the evening was this? - A. I dare say almost half-past eight.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person6">Q. </persName> At this time, were there not illuminations taking place? - A. No, nothing of the kind.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person7">Q. </persName> Where had you been spending your evening? - A. I had been in a great deal of trouble that day, I was obliged to sell my bed from under me.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been drinking that day? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. That you are sure of? - A. Yes.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person9"> ELIZABETH MARRA
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<interp inst="t18020113-1-person9" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. Where do you live? - A. In Eagle-street; I parted with the last witness about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, in the middle of Holborn; she asked me to go home with her, and help to move her goods; I told her I could not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing of this transaction? - A. No, I did not know any thing of it till next morning.</p>
<p>ELEANOR CORNELEY sworn. - I did not know any thing of it till the next day.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person10"> ANN WINTER
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person11"> JOHN PRICE
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<p>Prisoner's defence. My Lord and Gentlemen of the Jury. On the 6th of October in the evening, I went out from a friend's house about six o'clock in the evening, and went to the Courier-office, in the Strand; I went home at twenty minutes past eight, my mother said it was half past eight, and she looked at the clock, and said it was exactly twenty minutes past eight, and I then sat down to my supper, and sat by the fire-side smoking my pipe till after nine, and this accident did not happen till nine o'clock, which I shall be able to prove.</p>
<p>Court. (To Houghton.)
<persName id="t18020113-1-person12">Q. </persName> How long have you known the prisoner by fight? - A. A great while.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived in the house? - A. Going on of four years.</p>
<p>Q. Had these people lived next door to you for any length of time? - A. The girl that he cohabited with, did, and he came backwards and forwards, and kept her and clothed her.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you seen him coming backwards and forwards in this way? -
<persName id="t18020113-1-person13">A. </persName> Seven or eight months.</p>
<p>Jury.
<persName id="t18020113-1-person14">Q. </persName> Are there not a great many girls in that house? - A. Yes, it is for nothing else.</p>
<p>Q. And a great many young men are backwards and forwards with them? - A. Yes, all hours of the day and night, and they let out the rooms at so much a time for any body that chuses to bring a girl in.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130004"/>GEORGE-FREDERICK FURNIVAL sworn. - I am a surgeon; the scull was excessively sractured by some hard body.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think the wadding of a pistol would have done it? - A. No, I don't think it would.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>MATILDA BICKNELL sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. On the 6th of October, where did you live? - A. In Norwich-court, Fetter-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Are you acquainted with the prisoner? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in your company on the 6th of October? - A. Yes; he came to me about a quarter before six in the evening; I went out with him almost immediately to the Strand: he had been in the house about ten minutes before I went out with him; we went to the Courier office in the Strand; then we came up to Long-acre, and I saw him into his father's house, the corner of Drake-street, Redlion-square, No. 6.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him again in the course of that evening? - A. No; and when I came to Middlerow, by the pastry-cook's-shop, it was half past eight o'clock.</p>
<p>Court.
<persName id="t18020113-1-person15">Q. </persName> What day of the week was this? - A. On a Tuesday.</p>
<p>Q. What was your reason for going with him? - A. Upon business.</p>
<p>Q. Had he business there? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What was his business? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What was your business there? - A. I had no business.</p>
<p>Q. You told me just now you went upon business - what was the occasion of your going with him? - A. To accommodate him, to keep him company.</p>
<p>Q. How long was he at the Courier-office? - A. About ten minutes; it was reported that there were to be illuminations, but there were not.</p>
<p>Q. How did you occupy yourself those two hours? - A. We did not hurry.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person16">Q. </persName> So I think - how did you employ your time? -
<persName id="t18020113-1-person17">A. </persName> Nothing particular, only walking.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person18">Q. </persName> And you were two hours walking from Fetter-lane to Long-acre, and back to Middle-row? - A. Yes.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person19"> WILLIAM BENTON
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person20">Q. </persName> You are the father of the unfortunate man at the bar? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You are a butcher and live in Drake-street, Red-lion-square? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And have lived there about thirty years? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect the night of the unfortunate accident? - A. Yes; the 6th of October, my son came home about twenty minutes past eight o'clock, and never went out of the house afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any particualr reason for remembering the time your son came in? - A. Yes; he had promised his sister to come home to supper at eight o'clock, and had mentioned that there would be a hot supper; when he came in, my wife said it was half past eight o'clock; my son looked at the clock, and said, no, mother, it is not, it is but twenty minutes past eight.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person21">Q. </persName> Are you sure he never went out after that? - A. I am.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person22">Q. </persName> What makes it so clear to your mind, that it was the 6th of October? - A. On account of the firing of guns, it was expected to be an illumination, it was so for two or three nights.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person23">Q. </persName> How far is Eagle-street from Drake-street, how many minutes walk? - A. I should imagine, not two minutes.</p>
<p>Court. (To Haughton). Q. What distance might the person be from you, that had the pistol in his hand? - A. About a yard.</p>
<p>BENJAMIN BENTON sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. I am the brother of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the night this old woman received this injury? - A. Yes.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person24">Q. </persName> Was there expected to be an illumination that night? - A. Yes, and some of the neighbours had lit up.</p>
<p>Q. Had there been fire-arms used by idle people to induce the neighbours to light up? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember what time your brother came home that evening? - A. Yes, it was exactly twenty minutes past eight o'clock; my mother accused him with not coming home to his time; she said it was half past eight, and he said it was not, and my mother, and my sister, and myself, looked at the clock, it was exactly twenty minutes past eight, and he was never out of the house that night after.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person25">Q. </persName> If he had gone out but for two minutes, must you have known it? - A. Yes, I must; he never stirred out of the house till the next day.</p>
<p>Court. (To Houghton). Q. What time was this? - A. About half past eight.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing to lead you to be very exact as to the time? - A. The cheesemonger told me just before, that it was half past eight, or not so much.</p>
<p>Jury.
<persName id="t18020113-1-person26">Q. </persName> Was it light enough for you to observe the person? - A. If it was the last breath I had to draw, and I never was to enter the kingdom of heaven, that is the man that fired at me, and no living soul saw it besides myself.</p>
<p>Court. (To Old Benton). Q. Were you present at the moment your son came in at the door? - A. Yes.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person27">Q. </persName> Had he any thing in his hand? - A. No.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-1-person28">Q. </persName> He had no great coat? - A. He had a loose great coat, a brown great coat, but not so dark as this I have on.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130005"/>Court. (To Haughton). Q. The person that shot you, had a coat on his arm? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What colour was it? - A. Dark brown, almost the colour of my cloak.</p>
<p>Q. Were you then able to see him, so as to know him? -
<persName id="t18020113-1-person29">A. </persName> It was as he passed me; if I was never to draw another breath, he is the man.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of light was there to enable you to see him? - A. There was a light in the passage, I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>JAMES MASH sworn. - Q. Do you know any thing about this transaction? - A. Yes, I saw the whole of it; I was standing at my own door; I live at No.39, Eagle-street, the same door where the accident happened; I was within five yards, or five yards and a half of the woman, when she was shot.</p>
<p>Q. What time was it? -
<persName id="t18020113-1-person30">A. </persName> Ten minutes after nine, as near as possible.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the man who fired? - A. Yes; it was a pistol fired by a man unknown to me.</p>
<p>Q. How was he dressed? - A. He had on either a white or a light jacket, I am not sure, like a pastry-cook or baker; I was not more than three yards from him.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do after he had fired the pistol? - A. He walked for a little way as men generally do, and then ran.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - A. I never saw him till after he was a prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Is that like the man? - A. No, no more than I am, nor yet a bit like the man.</p>
<p>Court. Q. How do you happen to know the time to be ten minutes after nine? - A. The watch did not set till nine o'clock; there are at least thirty watchmen to call over, and they do not call the roll over till nine, and the watch was then set.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any other men in the street? - A. No; no man standing near, nor woman.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the woman at the time? -
<persName id="t18020113-1-person31">A. </persName> Standing upon the step.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the pistol which this man had? - A. He seemed to carry it in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the woman wounded - did she fall down? - A. No, she stood equally the same, only she held her silence, before that, she was singing and swearing, and intoxicated, as she had been all day.</p>
<p>GEORGE FELLOWS sworn. - I am a watchman in Eagle-street: On the 6th of October, I saw the woman about a quarter before nine, as I was going to the watch-house, at her own door; she was upon the top step but one of the cellar; she was very much intoxicated, and had a great mob of men, women, and children about her; she had a pint of beer three parts full, and I begged her to go into the cellar; she sells oysters, and garden stuff, and fruit; I have known the woman for some time about ten minutes after nine, or a quarter of an hour, I had lit my candle, and was going upon my beat; I was called, and saw the woman had been shot; between ten minutes and a quarter after nine, I helped her into a coach; it was the night before the general illumination; there were a great many guns and pistols firing about in all directions.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Had you been drinking? - A. Yes; then I went with her to Mrs. Brown's; we went up stairs, and I laid down upon the bed; she asked me for sixpence, which I gave her, and then I fell asleep; Mrs. Brown's son came up to me, waked me, and asked me, if I had lost any thing; I told him, I did not know; the first thing I felt for was my watch, and I missed it.</p>
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<persName id="t18020113-2-person35">Q. </persName> When had you seen it last? - A. I had the chain in my hand when I laid down upon the bed.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to put your hand to the chain? - A. I commonly do when I lay down any where; when I missed it, I went down stairs, and the prisoner was there; Mrs. Brown said to her, I am sure you have got the property, she said, she had not it, and Mrs. Brown said she would have her searched; I sent for a brother tradesman of mine, and my wife happened to be there; she, came and I sent my wife for an officer, and while she was gone, the prisoner put her hand in her bosom, and said, here is your watch, take it; I said, no, it is too late, there is an officer sent for; she then put it upon the hob in the fire-place, and said, who can hurt me, if the property is not found upon me; a little while after, the officer came in and I gave charge of her.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain you were sober enough to know that you had the chain of your watch in your hand? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-2-person36">Q. </persName> How much had you drank? - A. I was about half the worse for liquor, what they call half-seas over.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130006"/>JOHN NOWLAND sworn. - On the 4th of January, the prisoner's wife fetched me to take charge of the prisoner; I went with her, and the prosecutor gave charge of the prisoner; I asked her where the watch was, and she said, in the chimney-corner; I found it upon the hob of the grate; then she said, there is his watch, give it to him, you cannot hurt me, because you found no property upon me; I took her before the Magistrate. I have had the watch in my possession ever since.(Produces it.)</p>
<p>Quakley. This is my watch; I know it by a mark where it fell upon the payement, and it has my name inside.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I know nothing of the property at all, nor I never saw it.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 25.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>ELIZABETH COLLIER sworn. - I left a place of servitude on the 8th of December, and went to sleep at the house of Mrs. Joyce for that night; I was in company with the prisoners all the next day, the 9th, at the Black Dog, where I went to have a dinner; it was about a quarter before twelve o'clock when I went in; I knew the prisoners before, I had been an unfortunate girl; the people that I lived with a twelvemonth took me out of the street; I went out with them after dinner, and we came back again to the public-house; Hannah Cowley asked me for one shilling; I said, I thought she had drank enough, if she had a mind to have some tea, she might; I went to a chandler's shop, and pulled out my pocket-book from my bosom; and let them have a shilling; I then put my pocket-book into my right hand pocket, and we went to the house of Mrs. Joyce to get some water for tea; I sat down, and they sat themselves down by the side of me; Mrs. Castle was on my right hand side, and Hannah Cowley next to her; I laid my head down in Mrs. Castle's lap, and she thought I was asleep; I felt Mrs. Castle's hand in my pocket, I then said, there is somebody's hand in my pocket, and Mrs. Joyce immediately took me away, and put me in an arm chair by the fire-side; I put my hand to my pocket, and found the pocket-book out of my pocket, and hooked inside of my gown; I sat down in the armchair, and Mrs. Castle sat down by the side of me, and Cowley next to her; Mrs. Castle desired me to lay my head in her lap; which I did, for I was rather sick, not being used to liquor lately.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to do that, when you had found her attempting to pick your pocket - why did not you desire Mrs. Joyce to take care of your pocket-book for you? - A. I had not that thought about me.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person44">Q. </persName> How old are you? - A. Twenty-one; I went to sleep in Mrs. Castle's lap; when I waked, Mrs. Joyce said, Mrs. Cowley is gone, and Mrs. Castle is going; Mrs. Castle got up, and with her getting up, I waked; Cowley was gone; I then said, my pocket-book is gone, I am ruined for ever; Mrs. Joyce then said, I have not got it; Mrs. Castle said, so help me G - d you have not, Mrs. Joyce; then Mrs. Castle went out, and said, she would go and fetch Hannah Cowley, and I did not see either of them again till they were taken by Day, the constable, on the 10th.</p>
<p>Q. How much money had you in your pocketbook? - A. A guinea, two seven-shilling pieces, a crown-piece, five or six shillings, new coin, and about a guinea and a half's worth of silver.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley.
<persName id="t18020113-3-person45">Q. </persName> You had been in servitude, and left your place the 8th of December? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person46">Q. </persName> It was on the night of the 10th, you fell in company with the two women? - A. On the 9th.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person47">Q. </persName> When you went to Mrs. Joyce's, did not a man go with you? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had you not been drinking with a man? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Not all that night? - A. No.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person48">Q. </persName> What sort of a house does Mrs. Joyce keep? - A. A lodging-house.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person49">Q. A. </persName> lodging-house for women, or what? - A. I had not been in her house for a twelvemonth before.</p>
<p>Q. You used her house frequently then? - A. Not at that house, she lived then in Bell-court.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person50">Q. </persName> When you say you lost your money at Mrs. Joyce's, do you recollect, when she asked what you had lost, that you said, a guinea and eighteen shillings, and only a guinea and eighteen shillings? - A. Mrs. Joyce did not ask me what I had lost; I said I had lost my money, I did not mention any sum to her.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person51">Q. </persName> Had you been paid your wages that night? - A. Not all; I had been paid part before; I received eight or nine and twenty shillings for wages, that was all that was due to me.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person52">Q. </persName> How long might you have had the rest of the money in your possession? - A. I saved it up while I was in service.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person53">Q. </persName> What wages had you? -
<persName id="t18020113-3-person54">A. </persName> Six guineas, besides perquisites.</p>
<p>Q. You had occasion to buy some clothes, I suppose? - A. My master clothed me when I went there.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130007"/>Q. Did you not say to Mrs. Joyce, or any body else in Mrs. Joyce's house, that all you had lost was a guinea and eighteen shillings? - A. Never.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect a Scotch girl being in the room that night? - A. Yes; there was a Scotch girl that Hannah Cowley beat out of the house.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person55">Q. </persName> Did you never say it was the Scotch girl that robbed you? -
<persName id="t18020113-3-person56">A. </persName> Never; she was not in the house at the time.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person57">Q. </persName> What time was it you missed your money? - A. In the evening.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person58">Q. </persName> Were you sober at that time? - A. I was not justly sober, but I was not so intoxicated but I knew what I was about.</p>
<p>CORNELIA JOYCE sworn. - I live at No. 1, Spread Eagle-court, Gray's-inn-lane:
<persName id="t18020113-3-person59"> Elizabeth Collier
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<interp inst="t18020113-3-person59" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t18020113-3-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came to my house on a Tuesday night, and they all three of them slept there together; they wanted a night's lodging.</p>
<p>Q. In what month was it? - A. I cannot tell; it was the day before they were taken up.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect any thing particular passing? -
<persName id="t18020113-3-person60">A. </persName> They all got up in the morning, and went out together; they did not come in again till four or five in the afternoon; they brought in bread and butter, and tea, and I gave them water; one of the prisoenrs desired me to go and get a quartern of gin; I went, and when I came back, Elizabeth Collier said somebody had had their hands in her pocket; I then put her into my husband's arm chair; I made them tea, and then I saw Mrs. Castle give a white handkerchief into Hannah Cowley's hand; I don't know what that was for; Mrs. Castle sat next to Collier, and her head upon Mrs. Castle's lap, and Cowley sat next to her.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person61">Q. </persName> Was there any thing in the handkerchief? - A. I did not see any thing in it; after tea, Cowley said to Mrs. Castle, that she would go out, and about a quarter of an hour after, Mrs. Castle said, I shall go out too; I then said, I shall wake Bet, to see that every thing is safe, for as they had been out together all day drinking, I thought, if there was any thing lost, I might be blamed for it; I waked
<persName id="t18020113-3-person62"> Elizabeth Collier
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<interp inst="t18020113-3-person62" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t18020113-3-person62" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and she said, she had lost her pocket-book; Mrs. Castle said, she had not got it; she went out, and I saw no more of her that night; before Mrs. Castle went out, she desired me to put my hand in her pocket, and feel if she had got it; I said, no, I never put my hand in any body's pocket, and then she went out, and said, she would fetch Hannah Cowley.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley.
<persName id="t18020113-3-person63">Q. </persName> After the handkerchief was delivered from one to the other, they stopped till the day was over? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person64">Q. </persName> Castle offered to be searched? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person65">Q. </persName> Was Collier drunk? - A. Yes; they had all been drinking, and the prosecutor was very drunk.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person66">Q. </persName> Did you ever know a drunken girl save four pounds out of six pounds in a year? - A. No.</p>
<p>MARY WARD sworn. - I lodge at the Black Dog, in Gray's Inn-lane: On the 9th of December, the two prisoners brought in some muttonchops, and asked me to dress them; Elizabeth Collier came with them; I dressed the steaks, and after dinner Elizabeth Collier took me into the bar, and treated me with a glass of liquor, and she shewed me the money in her pocket-book; there was a guinea in gold, two seven-shilling pieces, a crown piece, and twenty-four or twenty-five shillings; I did not count it, but she told me how much there was; she was a little in liquor, and I told her to take care of it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-3-person67"> WILLIAM DAY
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<interp inst="t18020113-3-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a constable: On the 10th of December, I was sent for by the prosecutor; I took the prisoners into custody at the White Hart, in Brookes Market, about five o'clock in the afternoon; I took them into another room, and searched them; I found one shilling and nine-pence upon one, and one shilling and seven-pence upon the other; I found a pocket-book upon Castle, but it was delivered back to her.(The prisoner, Castle, produced a pocket-book.)</p>
<p>Collier. this is not my pocket-book.</p>
<p>Castle's defence. I never saw the pocket-book, or the money; she came to me when I was in custody, and said, if I would give her two guineas, she would make it up, and told me, she had not the smallest suspicion of me.</p>
<p>The prisoner, Cowley, put in a written defence, stating that she was innocent of the crime imputed to her. Both
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1>
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<p> - ELLIS sworn. - I am a patrol belonging to Worship-street: On Monday, the 21st of December, a little before six o'clock, I was going along Beach-street, and saw the prisoner, Cayhill, come out of Mr. Whiting's shop, with this roll of baize, or flannel, whatever it is, in his hand; I attacked him three or four doors from Mr. Whiting's; I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130008"/>asked him what he did with that, and a scuffle ensued between us; he got away from me, and left the flannel behind him; I picked it up, and took it into Mr. Whiting's shop; I told him he had been robbed,(produces the property;) I did not apprehend the prisoner till the next night; I knew Wood to be a companion of Cayhill's; Wood went in first, the flannel stood behind Wood; when Cayhill took it up, and came out with it, I saw Wood and his wife in the shop; I knew them all before.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-4-person72">Q. </persName> Did you observe Wood have any conversation with Cayhill in the shop? -
<persName id="t18020113-4-person73">A. </persName> None at all; I had not time to see that; I found them both in company together at a public-house the next evening in Whitecross-street; I only took Cayhill first, for there was such a set uses the house, that I was afraid of their being rescued from me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-4-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I was with Ellis when he apprehended the prisoners: I was lame in the arm, and we were afraid to take them both at once; after we had taken Cayhill to the office, I came back through Golden-lane, and met Wood, and we took him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-4-person75">Q. </persName> (To Whiting.) Did you see any thing of the prisoner, Cayhill, in your shop? -
<persName id="t18020113-4-person76">A. </persName> No, I did not.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-4-person77">Q. </persName> Did any conversation pass between Wood and the sailor in the shop? -
<persName id="t18020113-4-person78">A. </persName> None at all; the officer brought in the baize before any of them were served; I followed them out, and saw Wood and the sailor go into a public-house, the corner of Golden-lane; I saw them drinking together.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-4-person79">Q. </persName> Look at that property? - A. It is mine; there is a mark upon it, No. 8; this was the outside piece; I had removed it from the door about half an hour.</p>
<p>Caybill's defence. I know no more of the robbery than the child unborn.</p>
<p>Wood's defence. I know nothing of the robbery, nor the man neither; I never saw him till I saw him at Worship-street.</p>
<p>Cayhill called one witness who had known him eight or nine years, and gave him a good character.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18020113-4-defend68 t18020113-4-punish17"/> Transported for seven years </rs>.</p>
<p>Wood,
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<interp inst="t18020113-4-verdict18" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> NOT GUILTY </rs>.</p>
<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>JOHN SMART sworn. -
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<p>
<persName id="t18020113-5-person86"> DAVID THOMAS
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<interp inst="t18020113-5-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am clerk to Mr. Smart; Staple's-inn is part in Middlesex, and part in London; this part, No. 8, has been always reputed to be in London: On Sunday evening the 27th of December, about a quarter before nine, I was going up into the chambers; I unlocked the door, and heard the chairs move, which led me to suspect there was somebody in the room; I called out, but no answer was made, and the chairs still continued to move; I immediately shut the door again, and went to the porter's-lodge for assistance; the porter and two or three others went with me; when we got to the staircase, we heard somebody on the staircase, and when they heard our voices, they went back again on the staircase; there are a number of closets which they searched a considerable time, and at last found the prisoner at the bar concealed in one of them, with a candle-box, and candles secreted under her clothes; the candles were in the candle-box; we took her into the chambers.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-5-person87">Q. </persName> Whose property were they? - A. Mr. Smart's; we searched her, pulled off her pockets, and found about seventy pawnbroker's tickets in them; we then went into the bed-room, and found the bed-room had been stripped; there were four blankers, a counterpane, and the sheets, gone; I then missed a great-coat and waistcoat of my own; the prisoner then said, she had removed the articles I missed, to her lodgings.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-5-person88">Q. </persName> Had you made her any promise of favour? - A. No.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-5-person89">Q. </persName> Did you threaten her? - A. No; she said, they were at her lodgings, in Portugal-street; we took her there, and she delivered me a counterpane, a set of fire-irons, and my great-coat and waistcoat; she hoped I would forgive her, the devil had been very busy with her that afternoon; but I made her no promise.</p>
<p>JOHN HOWARD sworn. - I am inspector of the watch and lamps of St. Andrew's, Holborn; about a quarter before ten, on Sunday the 27th of December, I was sent for to take charge of the prisoner; I found her in the Lodge, at Staple's-inn; she said, as you have got your things again, I hope you will forgive me; Mr. Thomas desired I would go up stairs with him; I went up, and he shewed me the property. (Produces it.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-5-person90" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - On Sunday evening, the 27th of December, I was at the lodge, my husband is the porter; Mr. Thomas came, and said, there was somebody in the chambers; I went, and heard somebody in the room, and I came away to the lodge again; I had seen the prisoner in the summer several times upon that staircase; after I had heard that they had taken a wo
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<p>Prisoner. I beg mercy of the Court, and acknowledge to all the things that were found in my possession.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18020113-5-defend80 t18020113-5-punish24"/> whipped in the jail </rs>.</p>
<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>85.
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18020113-6-off25 t18020113-6-crimeloc28"/>; my clerk saw the prisoner take the ham; I saw him brought back with the ham upon him, on Wednesday the 23d of December.</p>
<p>FRDERICK KNIGHT sworn. - I am clerk to Mr. Strickland; this ham was in the market, fronting the warehouse, in a basket, upon a truck; there was a bladder of hog's-lard in the basket; I was sitting in the accompting-house; I was cautioned against the prisoner, and I observed him, for near half an hour, about the place; he stood nearly opposite the accompting-house window, and looked in; there was another truck loading, which bid part of the accompting-house window; I then saw him go and stand again by the truck which had the ham in it; he then looked round, lifted up the flat lid, several times, and let it down again; it being a new flat, it made a noise, and he then threw it quite open, took a sack; from undr his arm, and put the ham into the sack; I then gave the alarm that he had got it, and we all ran out; he ran round the shambles, and we lost fight of him for the space of half a moment; then Mr. Jones laid hold of him, and I instantly laid hold of him too, the ham was then in his possession.</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-6-person97" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the constable, produced the ham, which was identified by Mr. Strickland.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was going into the market, there were a great many people about, and this gentleman stopped me.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>86.
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<p>MARY CAWTHORNE sworn. - I live at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18020113-7-off32 t18020113-7-crimeloc34"/>; Mr. Robertson is a private gentleman, and lodges in our house; the prisoner was in his service about a fortnight; on the 4th of January she was going to leave his service; I was called down stairs to look into her box; I told her to open her box, which she did; there was nothing in her box but a duster; we told her we wished to see what she had in her pocket; she said, she would not let us; at last, with a great deal to do, she went up to the fire-place, and threw something on the fire, I cannot say what; then she threw a white handkerchief under the sink, and then we told her she should not go till she had stripped herself; she stripped, and pulled off her pockets, and in one of her pockets was a quart bottle full of rum; in her pockets I found a shist, two riding shirts, and a pair of silk stockings; the shist was upon her back; we delivered the things to the officer, and she was taken before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>(
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<interp inst="t18020113-7-person100" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , an officer, produced the property, and deposed that he received them from Mrs. Cawthrone.)</p>
<p>WILLIAM ROBERTSON sworn. - I believe these stockings and shist belong to my children, but I am not sure; the shist is marked with M and a figure of 2; I believe them to be mine, but I am not certain.</p>
<p>Mrs. Cawthorne. I know these shirts to be Miss Jane Robertson's; she is about eleven years old; I sold her the lace that is now upon them; the stockings belong to Miss
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<interp inst="t18020113-7-person101" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , but I cannot swear to them; I believe they are the same by the clock; the shist is marked with Miss Mary's name.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I had had a great wash that week; I forgot to wash these things, and I put them in my pocket, intending to take them up into the bed room.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>87.
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<interp inst="t18020113-8-person106" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , one printed book, entitled Fair Rosamond, value 6d. two bank-notes, each of the value of 100l. another bank-note, value 20l. three other bank-notes, value 30l. and four other bank-notes, value 20l. </rs> the property of
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<p>Second Count. Charging it to be the dwelling-house of the said Robert.(The indictment was opened by Mr. Reynolds, and the case by Mr. Hovell)</p>
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<p>Rendall. The check was for 266l. 13s.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person111">Q. </persName> To whom did you pay it? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person112">Q. </persName> Look at that - is that the check? - A. I believe this to be the check.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person113">Q. </persName> Do you know in what notes you paid that check? - A. Yes; (reads,) December 3d, No.9428, 50l.; December 5th, No. 758, 50l.; October 27th, No. 4162, 20l; August 13th, No. 4156, 20l.; December 3d, No. 5801, 20l.; September 26th, No. 7310, 20l,; September 18th, No. 5286, 20l.; September 16th, No. 6276, 10l.; October 29th, No. 8800, 10l.; November 11th, No. 4228, 10l.; August 25th, No. 2646, 5l.; November 6th, No. 9151, 5l.; October 30th, No. 649, 5l.; October 10th, No.2784, 5l.; November 4th, No. 6940, 5l.; September 10th, No. 7453, 5l.; and the six pounds thirteen shillings was paid in small notes and money; we never take the numbers of small notes.</p>
<p>Q. Now look at these notes? - A. They agree with the numbers of the notes in the book; I cannot swear that these are the notes.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney.
<persName id="t18020113-8-person114">Q. </persName> You do not know to whom you paid that check? - A. No, I do not.</p>
<p>Captian ROBERT HARWOOD sworn. - Examined by Mr. Hoveil. Q. Look at that check - did you take that to Hankey's banking-house, and when? - A. On the 9th of December I received it, to the best of my recollection, but did not present it till the 15th; I received it from Mr. Henley.</p>
<p>Court. (To Rendall.) Q. When did you pay this check? - A. The 9th of December - I beg your Lordship's pardon, it is an error, it was the 15th; I turned over the wrong leaf.</p>
<p>Mr. Hoveil.
<persName id="t18020113-8-person115">Q. </persName> (To Captain Harwood.) On the 15th of December you took that check there to Hankey's banking-house? - A. I did.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person116">Q. </persName> Did you receive payment of it? - A. I did.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person117">Q. </persName> From whom? - A. From Mr. Rendall.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect how you received it? - A. I cannot cliumerate the notes, except the two of fifty pounds, and the five of twenty pounds; the others I cannot recollect.</p>
<p>Q. Did you receive the payment of the whole from in bank-notes? - A. I did, except the thirteen shillings, which I had in cash.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect the number or dates of the notes? - A. I do not.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person118">Q. </persName> What did you do with the notes after you had received them? - A. I took them home, and gave them to my wife, and she walked up stairs with the notes in her hand to her bed room, where I saw her put them into a drawer.</p>
<p>Court.
<persName id="t18020113-8-person119">Q. </persName> Did you go directly home? - A. No. I was at a variety of places before I went home.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person120">Q. </persName> Was it the same day you received it? - A. Yes; I saw them in the drawer several times afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. When did you first know that they were lost? - A. On the 22d of December, to the best of my recollection.</p>
<p>Q. In what house was that? - A. No. 90, Ratcliff highway, the house of
<persName id="t18020113-8-person121"> David Sonter
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<interp inst="t18020113-8-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; the goods were removed from there to No.17, High-street, Shadwell; I was removing my goods; the drawers in which the notes were, were removed on the 22d, between twelve and one o'clock; I opened the drawer to take out the notes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you employed the prisoners to remove these goods? - A. I had not; I opened the drawer, and missed the money; the upper part of the chest of drawers were divided into two drawers; I looked in the drawer that I left the notes in, and they were gone; the other drawer had been taken out; I observed a piece of paper in the place where the drawers had been taken from; I looked, and found that to be the three twenty-pound bank-notes; I immediately inquired who had been there, and, in consequence of information, I went in quest of the two men who had removed these drawers; I found the prisoner Merriman; Sapwell, the officer, was with me; I don't recollect the name of the street; we found him in the street, and his wife with him; we took him to a public-house on the other side of the street; Sapwell searched him; I observed the woman drop something, watch proved to be a small pocket-book; Sapwell opened the pocket-book, and found two two-pound notes; we inquired of the woman where she got them; she said, she got them by her own earnings; she said, she was a silk weaver, or winder; she had a red cloak with her tied in a handkerchief, which she said she had bought six years ago at Portsmouth, where she bought the cloak she was then wearing nine years ago; Sapwell interrogated her a good deal where she had bought this cloak, but we could not find where she had bought it; Merriman was in the room all the time, in the custody of another officer; I then went to look after Bessiker; we found him, but could not discover any mark of suspicion on him, and the next day he came forwards before the Lord-Mayor, and told the whole story, and the Lord-Mayor thought proper to commit him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You found three twenty-pound bank-notes in the vacant place where the drawer with the other notes had been? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person122">Q. </persName> Then that partition could not be very close? - A. No.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person123">Q. </persName> Was it so wide that they might have fallen into that space? -
<persName id="t18020113-8-person124">A. </persName> They might; I had solded
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130011"/>them in a piece of paper not an hour before they were missed; the cover in which they were solded was left in the drawer.</p>
<p>Court. Q. I understand you to say, that, upon inquiry for the notes, and upon looking into the lrawer, you found the paper in which they had been folded? - A. No, it was found, but I did not find it.</p>
<p>Mrs. HARWOOD sworn. - Q. You are the wife of the last witness? - A. Yes; on the 21st of December last I lived in the house of my father, David sonter, No. 90, Ratcliff-highway; were moved the goods on the 22d, I think.</p>
<p>Q. By whom were they removed? - A. By the two prisoners at the bar; they were porters.</p>
<p>Q. Did you receive any bank-notes at any time? - A. Yes; Captain
<persName id="t18020113-8-person125">Harwood</persName> brought some banknotes home, and I put them in the drawer; I cannot tell what day it was; I put the amount down upon a piece of paper; there were two of fifty pounds, three of ten pounds, and five of twenty pounds.</p>
<p>Q. What was the amount of the whole? -
<persName id="t18020113-8-person126">A. </persName> Two hundred and sixty odd pounds; I put them into a drawer in a nest of drawers.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person127">Q. </persName> When had you seen them in that drawer? - A. I saw them about eleven o'clock in the morning of the day that the prisoners removed them; I saw the prisoners take them out of No. 17, Shadwell High-street; I was there when the prisoners throught them in; about ten minutes after they were gone, Captain Harwood came in, with the key in his pocket; I wished him to take the notes but, as we were going out; I saw my husband open the drawers; the notes were not in the drawer, except three that were lying at the side where the other drawer should he.</p>
<p>Q. What else was there in the drawer? -
<persName id="t18020113-8-person128">A. </persName> Some papers and some books.</p>
<p>Q. What books were they? -
<persName id="t18020113-8-person129">A. </persName> Roach's Beauties of the Poets.</p>
<p>Q. Any pamphlets? - A. No; one of the volumes of Roach's Beauties of the Poets was gone; Fair Rosamond was one of the stories in the book.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person130">Q. </persName> Should you know the notes again? - A. Yes, by the numbers.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You did not see the drawers come out of your father's house? - A. No; they were a long time getting them up stairs, and I suspected they were doing something.</p>
<p>Q. What is the distance between your father's house and your house to which you had removed? -
<persName id="t18020113-8-person131">A. </persName> About twenty or thirty doors; the servant followed with the empty drawers.</p>
<p>Q. Is that servant here? - A. No.</p>
<p>Court.
<persName id="t18020113-8-person132">Q. </persName> After they brought the drawers in, were they left in the room with the drawers, or did they go away immediately? - A. They turned the drawers about several times into the back parlour to get them up stairs.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person133">Q. </persName> Were you by during all that time? - A. I was in the passage.</p>
<p>Q. What were these notes wrapped up in? - A. In a piece of paper.</p>
<p>Q. Closely folded together or loosely? - A. No; they were folded flat.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any mark upon that paper? - A. The number of the notes was upon that paper.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person134">Q. </persName> Did you ever see that paper again? - A. Yes, in the drawer.</p>
<p>Q. Did you yourself find it in the drawer? - A. Yes, about ten minutes after the men went away.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person135">Q. </persName> Was that after your husband had missed the notes? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person136">Q. </persName> Where was your husband when you found the paper in the drawers? - A. He was standing by.</p>
<p>Q. Was that before your husband went after the men? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person137">Q. </persName> What was there in the paper? - A. Nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Was that paper open, or folded as you had left it? - A. It was open.</p>
<p>Q. Is that paper here? - A. No, it was burnt at the Lord-Mayor's by mistake.</p>
<p>Q. Was that paper folded at the end? - A. No, it was open at the two ends.</p>
<p>Q. I mean when you saw it in the morning? - A. Yes, it was open at the two ends.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person138">Q. </persName> Then in the twisting of this chest of drawers about, these notes might have sell out of the paper? - A. They were at one cornerof the drawers; they might have got out of the paper.</p>
<p>THOMAS SAPWELL sworn. - Examined by Mr. Hovell. I am a constable; I apprehended the prisoners; I apprehended Merriman first, on the 22d of December, in Sun-street, Bishopsgate-street; I searched him, but found nothing upon him; I searched Bessiker, but found nothing at all upon him; On Thursday, the 24th of December, Bessiker sent for me, after he was committed; I went to him along with his master.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say to you -Mr. Gurney.
<persName id="t18020113-8-person139">Q. </persName> Before he said any thing to you, did you or his master promise him any savour? - A. His master did.</p>
<p>Mr. Hovell.
<persName id="t18020113-8-person140">Q. </persName> Did you, in consequence of any information from Bessiker, find any notes? - A. I did, at NO. 7, Honey-lane-market, over the privy; I found a ten-pound note, No. 6276, dated September 16th, 1801.</p>
<p>Q. Did Beibker point out the place were it was concealed? - A. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing else there? - A. I did not; I went back with Bessiker to the Compter, and Bessiker and Morman were put into a room together; I could not hear what passed, but Mr. IIell and Mr. Pheney were with them; I thought I heard Marriman say, that the notes were hid in
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<p>Q. Have these notes been in your custody ever since? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person141">Q. </persName> (To Mrs. Harwood.) Look at that book - is that the book you lost? - A. This is the book I lost, but it is very much disfigured.</p>
<p>Q. What is the title of it? - A. Roach's Beautiful Extracts.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-8-person142">Q. </persName> Now look at the notes - did you make any mark upon them? - A. No; the numbers correspond with the numbers of the notes that I received from Captain Harwood, which I put into the drawer.</p>
<p>Q. Was the aperture of the drawer large enough for that book to have fallen out by the accident of removal? - A. It might have fallen out; the vacaney was large enough for a person's hand.</p>
<p>Bessiker's defence. On the 22d of December, we went to Captain
<persName id="t18020113-8-person143">Harwood</persName> 's with this lady said she would give us six-pence to bring a chest of drawers from her old house; we went, and were told that another porter had got them bringing, and we went back again; the porter was an old man, and could not bring them.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Prisoner, you had better let me call your witnesses.</p>
<p>The prisoners called Mr. Hall, their master, who gave them an excellent character.</p>
<p>Bessiker, GUILTY, aged 40.</p>
<p>Merriman, GUILTY, aged 38.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18020113-8-defend105 t18020113-8-punish40"/> confined twelve months in the House of Correction </rs>. First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner. Bob gave it to me to pawn.</p>
<p>ROBERT BODKISON sworn. - Q. Did you give the prisoner this jacket? - A. No, I was cooking the dinner, and saw the prisoner go on to the halfdeck where the jacket was, and I saw him button his jacket up, and go a-shore; when Peatt came on board, he missed his jacket, and went a-shore, and found the jacket upon the prisoner, buttoned up underneath his own jacket, with his arms through it.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath, did you give it to him to pawn? - A. I did not.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I had pawned the coat and waistcoat, and the shirt, for the boy, and I had pawned things for the other boy.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1>
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<p>89.
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>an opportunity of going round to see what it was before I made the accusation; he then gave it another kick for a yard, or a yard and a half, and then stooped down, and threw it under the packing utensils; I was still unwilling to accuse him, and let him go to breakfast; when he was gone, I examined it, and found it to be a pair of trowsers and a shirt; I had the highest opinion of the man, and I believe, till then, he deserved it; I then marked them in the presence of my lad, and put them where I took them from, knowing the prisoner had no business in that part of the shop, that if he took them I should have abundant confirmation; when he returned, he went to the packing stool, stooped down, and laid the articles upon the counter where there was less suspicion; I then sent for an officer, took the prisoner into custody, and searched his house, where I found the other articles mentioned in the indictment; upon the person of the prisoner's wife and daughter, I found a shawl each.</p>
<p>JOSEPH CANDLIN sworn. - I saw the prisoner go behind the counter after he came from break fast, and remove the things from under the packingstool, and placed them upon the counter.</p>
<p>The prisoner left his defence to his Counsel.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1>
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<p>90.
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<p>Q. What are you? - A. I am in the oil and wine trade; I sent for an officer, and he was taken before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp.
<persName id="t18020113-12-person159">Q. </persName> Whose the sack 1s, you do not know? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you know he was a servant to Mr. Glover, at Tottenham? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And has been for four years? - A. Yes, I have understood so.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-12-person160">Q. </persName> Did he say what he had gone up stairs for? - A. No; he said it was but the second time he had taken corn from the binn.</p>
<p>Court.
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<persName id="t18020113-12-person162">A. </persName> Not at all.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have a wife and four small children.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18020113-13-person166" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and William-Willoughby Prescott, two Bank-notes for the payment of 200l. each, one other Bank-note for the payment of 25l. and one other Bank-note for the payment of 1l. for and on account of the said Boyce Combe and William Bridgman; and afterwards on the same day did embezzle, secrete, and make away with the same </rs>.</p>
<p>Second Count. For stealing the said Bank-notes, the property of Boyce Combe and William Bridgman.(The case was opened by Mr. Knowlys.)</p>
<p>WILLIAM BRIDGMAN sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys.
<persName id="t18020113-13-person167">Q. </persName> Who is your partner? - A. Mr. Boyce Combe, we are merchants and insurance-brokers; the prisoner was in our employment as a clerk, and had been three or four months.</p>
<p>Q. Did you, on the 16th of October, entrust him with any draft, for the purpose of being presented to your banker's, and for what amount? - A. I did, for 4261. I have the draft here, (produces it); that is the draft, it is upon Prescot's house for 4261.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give him any directions respecting the application of that money? - A. I desired him to receive it from the banker's, and make a payment upon 5000l. scrip consols.</p>
<p>Q. Did you deliver the draft to him yourself? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you expect him to return that day into your service? - A. He did return, and the following morning he was not at the accompting-house, but I had no suspicion, knowing he had had a bad cold; I thought he might be indisposed.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person168">Q. </persName> Did he ever appear again at the accompting-house till he was apprehended? - A. Not to my knowledge; I think it is three weeks to-day since he was apprehended.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person169">Q. </persName> Was that instalment upon scrip paid by him? - A. It was not.</p>
<p>Q. To which purpose he was to apply that 4261.? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney Q. Of course, an instalment upon scrip is received by some person in the Bank? - A. Yes, the cashier.</p>
<p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130014"/>Q. I take it for granted the cashier is here, who was to receive it? -
<persName id="t18020113-13-person170">A. </persName> Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. You saw the prisoner again at Mr. Morris's, in Rood-lane; I believe about the 28th, or 29th of December? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person171">Q. </persName> Did you receive your scrip back from him, or Mr. Morris, in his presence? -
<persName id="t18020113-13-person172">A. </persName> From Mr. Morris, but not himself.</p>
<p>Q. When you sent him first of all to pay this instalment, you put into his hand a receipt for former payments? - A. Yes, they are all on one sheet of paper.</p>
<p>Q. I need hardly ask, if these scrip receipts in the City of London are not marketable? - A. I do not know that that unfortunate young man could have converted them into money, but any person that was known certainly might have disposed of them with the utmost facility.</p>
<p>Q. I believe nearly 400l. had been paid upon these receipts? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. He had been in your service a few months? - A. Yes, I had the highest opinion of him.</p>
<p>Q. And his friends are most respectable? - A. They are.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person173"> WILLIAM HEATH
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<interp inst="t18020113-13-person173" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys.. I am clerk in Messrs. Prescott and Grote's house, their names are George Grote, and William-Willoughby Prescott.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect the draft being presented at your house on the 16th of October, from Mr. Bridgman, for 426l. - look at that draft? - A. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect the person who presented it? - A. It is impossible to do that; I paid the person who presented it, two notes of 200l. each, a 25l. and a 1l. note; the 200l. notes were numbered 109, and 110.</p>
<p>THOMAS NORTHOVER sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. I am a clerk in the Bank.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner? - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect seeing him on the 16th of October? - A. Yes, he brought two notes of 200l. each, to change into smaller notes.</p>
<p>Q. What was the number of those two notes? -
<persName id="t18020113-13-person174">A. </persName> 109 and 110; I did not pay him the notes myself, I only saw John Jarvis deliver them to him; I received the two 200l. notes myself, and Mr. Jarvis gave him ten 20l. ten notes of 10l. each, and one hundred notes of 1l. each.</p>
<p>JOHN JARVIS sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. I am a clerk in the Bank; I delivered the prisoner the change for two 200l. notes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person175">Q. </persName> Look at that note - is that one of the 20l. notes that you delivered to the prisoner? (refers to his book)? - A. I believe it to be one of the 20l. notes, it checks with the book.</p>
<p>THOMAS MORRIS sworn. - Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - A. I do.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person176">Q. </persName> Were you present when he was taken? - A. Yes; on Saturday the 26th of December, I was at Drury-lane Theatre in the boxes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you, at that time, know of his having left his master's employ improperly? - A. Yes; I had not been in the boxes above five minutes when the prisoner came in; the prisoner, on seeing me, ran out of the boxes; I immediately followed him, and persuaded him to go along with me; I said, George, I am very sorry to see you here; I then called a coach and took him with me in a coach to the Ordnance-tavern, on the Surry-side of Westminster-bridge; we both remained there that evening.</p>
<p>Q. Did you explain to him why you pursued such conduct? -
<persName id="t18020113-13-person177">A. </persName> When we came to the office, I explained to him, that I was acquainted with his having taken Mr. Bridgman's property; I told him, if, according to the advertisement that had appeared, in which Messrs. Combe and Bridgman wished to shew him lenity, if he would make all the restitution in his power, I would see what I could do for him; he then went and fetched the scrip.</p>
<p>Q. Did you accompany him to the place from whence he fetched the scrip? - A. I did not; he went by himself, and brought the scrip to me at my house, in Rood-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give you any thing besides this scrip? - A. Not at that time; I continually repeated to him to disclose the property if he had any left, and on the Tuesday evening he produced me a 20l. Bank-note, a 1l. note, and a 7s. piece; he laid, that was all he had left.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person178">Q. </persName> Look at that 20l. Bank-note, and tell me if that was the note you received from him? - A. I believe this to be the same.</p>
<p>Court. Q. The scrip receipts that he delivered up to you was a security for former payments? - A. Yes; that scrip was to the value of near 3000l. that had been paid.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurnty. Q. Which he returned to you, and you returned to Mr. Bridgman? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. On Saturday the 26th of December, you met him at the Theatre? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. On what day was it Mr. Bridgman met him at your house? - A. On the Monday following, which was the 28th.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person179">Q. </persName> On what day was he taken before the Lord-Mayor? - A. Not till the Thursday following.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person180">Q. </persName> During a great part of that time, I believe, he remained in your house, with Mr. Bridgman's permission? - A. He did.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him? -
<persName id="t18020113-13-person181">A. </persName> More than four years.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-13-person182">Q. </persName> Previous to this transaction, did you know a young man of a better character? -
<persName id="t18020113-13-person183">A. </persName> None; I
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130015"/>had that opinion of him, that I would have been bound for a thousand pounds for him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I leave my defence to my Counsel.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>93.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18020113-14-victim187 t18020113-14-viclabel68"/> in Old Bethlem, in partnership with my brother, Benjamin Ingram; I missed a piece of mahogany; I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
<p>- WEST sworn. - I am servant to Mr. Ingram: On the 14th of December I was set to watch in the shed; the prisoner came for the purpose of buying some pieces, as he said; he wanted some long pieces, three quarters or an inch thick; I left him in the shed looking at some; I went up the back way, and came back the front way; I then saw him look round, and take a piece of timber upon his shoulder; I told my master of it, and we went after him as fast as we could run, but could not find him till we heard where he lived; my master and I got an officer, and went to his hoose, where we found the board.(An officer belonging to Worship-street produced the board, which was identified by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I bought that with three more pieces the Friday before from Mr.
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<p>The prisoner called his serjeant, who gave him a good character.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-14-person192">Q. </persName> (To Ingram.) Is your brother here? - A. No.</p>
<p>Jury. Q. Do you know if the prisoner had ever bought timber of you or your brother? - A. Yes, several times.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did the prisoner say any thing when you saw him at his own apartments? - A. He said he had taken it, and meant to call and pay my brother for it.</p>
<p>Q. Did he state to you that your brother had sold him this piece? - A. No, he did not.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>94.
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<p>
<persName id="t18020113-15-person196"> ELIZABETH WILSON
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<interp inst="t18020113-15-person196" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - I am a widow; I live servant with Mr. Wallis, No. 54, Red-Lion-street, Clerkenwell; I had left my things at a room in Little Moorfields; I had let the room to a person of the name of Saunderson, who delivered me up the key on the 9th of August, and on the Sunday he came to inform me the door had been broke open; I went, and missed the articles mentioned in the indictment; I found a quilt at a pawnbroker's; that is all that I have found; the prisoner came to me to let her my room, and I told her I did not choose to let it again.</p>
<p>WILLIAM SAUNDERSON sworn. - I took this room of the last witness on the 5th of June; I delivered up the key on the 9th of August; I went one morning afterwards, about the 10th or 11th, to take down the bedsteads, by her desire, and found that the door had been opened, and the things taken away; I left all safe on the 9th; I know nothing of the prisoner, only she wanted me to let her sleep in Mrs. Wilson's room, and I would not let her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-15-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am servant to Marsh and Spink, No. 30, Barbican; I took in this quilt, (producing it,) of a woman on the 15th of August, but I cannot say who she was.(Joshua Bray, the officer, produced the duplicate of a quilt, which he found in a comb-case in the prisoner's apartment in Moor-lane.)(The quilt was indentified by Mrs. Wilson.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I bought the quilt for three shillings and six-pence of a woman who buys and sells old clothes; the other things I know nothing about.
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>(
<persName id="t18020113-16-person203"> James Harding
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<interp inst="t18020113-16-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , servant to Mr. Matthews, a pawnbroker, in the Minories, produced six tea-spoons, pledged in the name of John Owen, but could not say from whom be received them.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-16-person204"> EDWARD SMITH
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<interp inst="t18020113-16-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am an officer belonging to Lambeth-street; I apprehended the prisoner on Sunday, the 13th of December; on Saturday, the 12th, I received these pictures from
<persName id="t18020113-16-person205"> Mary Seaman
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<p>JOHN NOWLAND sworn. - I am an officer; the prisoner told me if I would go backwards with
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<p>smith. He told me one pawnbroker lived in the Minories, and the other in Rosemary-lane, but did not know their names; we found the other four spoons at a pawnbroker's in Rosemary-lane.</p>
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<p>JOHN PEGRIM sworn. - I am servant to Mr. Ray, a pawnbroker, in Rosemary-lane, (produces four tea-spoons;) I took them in pledge of a person, I believe the prisoner at the bar, but I cannot be positive; they were pledged on the 16th of November in the name of
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I found the pictures in my great coat pocket, how they came there I do not know; I was going on board a ship, and left them with that young lady to take care of them for me; I picked up the spoons on the stairs as I was going to bed one evening, and being very much distressed I pledged them till I could get some money to redeem them again, and then I meant to find out who they belonged to.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 21.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. This lead was taken from a house in Surrey? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was it ripped from the building? - A. It had been pulled from a gutter by the workmen.</p>
<p>Q. Are the officers here to day? - A. No, I have sent for them.</p>
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<p>The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave her a good character, and deposed that she got her livelihood as a chair-woman, and her husband kept a horse and cart, and dealt in iron.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What was the purpose for which that silver was intended? - A. For strainers for funnels that he had to make, and that which was found upon him was the pieces that were too long, and which he had cut off the three pieces that will be produced, and the pieces found upon him will make up the exact deficiency.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Do you leave it to your men to help themselves to silver? - A. If the foreman is not in the way, or myself and partner, they frequently help themselves from the skillets.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Vaillant.
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<p>Q. Did you yourself run this out to know that it was exactly the same? - A. I have got the very piece of silver here from which it was cut off; three such strips would weigh exactly three ounces fifteen pennyweights; it is a flat piece of silver.</p>
<p>Q. How is it that you cut off exactly pieces of the same breadth? - A. It was the whole length of the silver, and we have the rings here that are turned up that he cut off that night; we take them, and divide them as we want them, and mark to that breadth along that silver, and it must come to that weight.</p>
<p>Q. Is it measured in such a way that the strips must be of the same weight - how do you manage to cut them so exactly? - A. There is no difficulty in that; the silver, when it is produced, will shew how easy it is done.</p>
<p>Q. How is it you ascertain that? - A. The silver is flatted to a gauge; we gauge the breadth and length.</p>
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<p>Labrum. These appear to be the same that I saw in his skin, and afterwards missed; (produces three rings.) These rings and the waste pieces make the exact length and weight with the whole length piece.</p>
<p>Mr. Bateman. I have no doubt of these being my property.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did he follow him or how? - A. He walked along-side of him; a gentleman desired me to knock at the door, and ask Mr. Eyre if they had lost any thing, which I did, and Mr. Eyre immediately went after them.</p>
<p>Q.Look at the prisoner? - A. I cannot swear to him, he was a man very much of his appearance, but he had not the coat on that he has now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-19-person232" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; upon the information I received from Smith, I went in pursuit of the man; I found the prisoner in Adam and Eve-court, about two or three hundred yards from our house, there was a man with him; the prisoner had the piece of carpeting upon his shoulder; I then took him to a wine-vaults, kept by a man of the name of Place, and desired him to take care of the prisoner while I went after the other man, but he said, it was no business of his, and he would have nothing to do with it, the other man got away; I took the prisoner to my father's and sent for a constable.</p>
<p>Q. Are you certain it was the prisoner who had the carpet? - A. I am.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Are you in partnership with your father? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Has he any partner? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. When you laid hold of the prisoner, did he not say the other man had found it too heavy, and asked him to carry it for him? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Is the shop a part of your father's dwelling-house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Q. What is the value of this carpet? - A. Six or seven pounds, (the carpeting produced:) I know it to be my father's carpeting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-19-person233" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - On Saturday night I let the prisoner in at Mr. Eyre's, I have worked there these seven years; he said he was come to take money for some meat, that was a little before seven o'clock; I then shut the door and went out into the street to go home, and then another man asked me, if there was not a butcher in the shop; and I said, yes; I left Johnstone in the shop with my master, taking money for the meat.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Then you left the prisoner and your master together? - A. I sent him to my master, who was in the accompting-house at the other end of the shop, about twenty or thirty yards off.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-19-person234" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - The prisoner had been my servant for four or five weeks.</p>
<p>Q. Is he an honest man? -
<persName id="t18020113-19-person235">A. </persName> Particularly so; I sent him that evening to collect my cash accounts, and he had some Bank-notes, and some silver of mine in his pocket at the time.</p>
<p>Jury. Q. Did you send him to Mr. Eyre's? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did he receive from Mr. Eyre the money you sent him for - did he pay it to you? - A. Yes, fourteen and sixpence, and change for a one pound note.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three other witnesses, who gave him a good character.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<persName id="t18020113-20-person242">Q. </persName> What is Mr. Turner? - A. A
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<p>Q. Did you find your desk locked? - A. I did; I missed the halfpence, but did not miss the waistcoat till after the officer had found it; I then looked at Mr. Turner's desk, and saw that open; I found the lock had been wrenched clear off; I missed a hydrometer from his desk; I did not examine it any further, but sent for Mr. Turner; it was about a week after, that I saw the waistcoat in possession of the officer.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. How is this accompting-house situated - does it adjoin the house? - A. Yes; the house and accompting-house is all enclosed in one yard, you go out of Mr. Turner's house into the accompting-house.</p>
<p>WILLIAM-SACKVILLE TURNER sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys Q. You are a brewer, at Bow? - A. I am; on Thursday the 3d of December, I left my accompting-house about four o'clock; I left my desk locked, it contained six guineas in gold, to the amount of a guinea in silver, a bag of bad copper, a bag of good copper, halfpence and penny-pieces, some writing-paper, and a hydrometer, and there were about fifty shillingsworth of halfpence on the desk, not locked up; they were tied up in five shillingsworths, except two, which I believe were half-crown papers; the accompting-house is usually locked up about seven or eight o'clock, and the key brought to the house by one of my servants; the next morning, Friday the 4th, I was alarmed that the accompting-house had been broke open; I found the slap torn from the staple, and missed the articles I have mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. How is your house situated? - A. The accompting-house is under a separate roof, but it adjoins the wash-house within two or three yards of the dwelling-house; it is in the brewhouse yard, behind the dwelling-house, it is enclosed in the same yard with the dwelling-house; and the outer gates locked.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. Q. Is there any wall that separates the dwelling-house from the accompting-house? - A. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-20-person243" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. You are an officer belonging to Lambeth-street? - A. I am: On Friday the 4th of December, about four o'clock in the afternoon, we went to Pritchard's house; while we were waiting for him, the wife of the prisoner came in, she called herself his wife; she was searched, and in her pocket was found a large key.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go with her to the prisoner's house? - A. Yes: Coomes and I went with her to No. 2, Ponderson's-place, Bethnal-green Road; she unlocked the door and got a light; it was between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, there are but two rooms in the house; in the bed-room I found a waistcoat, (producing it;) lapped up with other things, in the end of the curtain; in the other room, I found these halfpence tied up in a very large bason, like a wash-hand bason; there was a large quantity of bad halfpence, which we left behind, to the amount of about a dozen or fourteen shillingsworth; the prisoner was at that time in custody at the office; on the Tuesday following, we went to the prisoner's house a second time, and searched the necessary; I saw Coomes put his hand underneath the seat, and take out a parcel tied up in a white cloth.</p>
<p>Court.
<persName id="t18020113-20-person244">Q. </persName> Was it to be seen by any body that went in? - A. No, not without you put your head down to the hole; and in that cloth we found a quantity of picklock keys, a bad half-guinea, a bad dollar, and some bad silver; I then went to Mr. Turner's brewhouse, at Bow; I found this latch key opened the wicket, in the large gates going into the yard, and this picklock key opened the accompting-house door. (Produces them).</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. A person stooping down in the necessary to buckle his shoe, might have seen this parcel? - A. No, they could not.</p>
<p>Q. This privy is so situated, that Pritchard, or any body else going past, might have gone into it? - A. It is in a garden, any body might have gone in.</p>
<p>JOHN KNOWLAND sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Did you go with Griffiths to the prisoner's house? - A. Yes, I went with Coomes on Saturday the 5th of December, the prisoner was in custody on the Friday; upon searching a chest of drawers, I found some writing-paper, and this paper I found with the sheets torn right in too, in a hat-box.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley.
<persName id="t18020113-20-person245">Q. </persName> Pritchard was not in custody when you found the paper? - A. No.</p>
<p>ROBERT COOMES sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Did you apprehend the prisoner? - A. I did, on Friday, about one o'clock in the day.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person246">Q. </persName> Was that before the wife was taken? - A. Yes, it was; I took him at the Fir-tree public-house, Church-lane, Whitechapel, upon another charge; I was with Griffiths when he found the waistcoat and other things, with the curtain twisted round them, so as to conceal them from sight; I afterwards found the picklock-keys under the seat of the privy; we took Pritchard on the Tuesday morning following, the 8th.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley.
<persName id="t18020113-20-person247">Q. </persName> Persons coming in would have observed these things sooner than if the curtains had been hanging down? - A. Certainly, if we had not pulled the curtain down, we should not have seen them.</p>
<p>Q. It was from Pritchard's information that you found the keys? -
<persName id="t18020113-20-person248">A. </persName> Undoubtedly.</p>
<p>Mr. Noble I am sure this is the waistcoat I left locked up in the desk.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130020"/>Mr. Turner. This paper of halfpence I think I recollect, the packages had laid upon my desk three or four days, and I had seen them many times, it is a half-crown paper; I had about half a dozen quire of this sort of writing-paper in my desk, and half a dozen quire of letter paper.</p>
<p>BENJAMIN PRITCHARD sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. How long have you known the prisoner? - A. I suppose twenty years; I have known him from a boy, he lived in Ponderson's-place, Bethnal-green Road.</p>
<p>Q. Tell us all you know of the robbery of Mr. Turner? -
<persName id="t18020113-20-person249">A. </persName> About three o'clock in the morning, the prisoner and myself went to Mr. Turner's gates, I opened the wicket gate with a latch thing, and went into the yard.</p>
<p>Q. Do you see that latch thing there? - A. Yes, this is it; then the prisoner unlocked the accompting-house door with this key; then we got a light by a bottle of phosphorus, which the prisoner had, then we broke open the desks with this (a screwdriver;) we took out of one desk this waistcoat, some paper, and some few halfpence; out of the other desk, we took six guineas in gold, some silver and some bad halfpence in a little bag; we took some halfpence tied up in paper off the desk; then we brought out a little box with something in it that brewers use, like a weather-glass.</p>
<p>Court. (To Turner.) Q. What is the use of the hydrometer in your business? - A. To ascertain the gravity of the wort.</p>
<p>Pritchard. We were about a quarter of an hour about it; the prisoner locked the door again, and we came out at the gate, the gate shuts of itself; then we went to Bow-fair-field, and the prisoner put on this waistcoat; we took the money to the prisoner's house, some we left there, and some I carried home; he left the waistcoat at his house, and then went home with me; it was then, I suppose, between four and five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. When were you taken? - A. On the Tuesday following.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. When you went to this house, there was nobody in company with you but the prisoner? - A. No.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person250">Q. </persName> Where is your son now? - A. I do not know, he has been from me these three years.</p>
<p>Q. You divided the property fairly, I suppose? - A. We divided the money fair.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person251">Q. </persName> And the paper as well as every thing else? - A. I don't recollect what we did with the paper, I believe some of it was left at my house.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the picklock-keys; he left them at his house.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person252">Q. </persName> And the phosphorus box? - A. No, that was left at my house.</p>
<p>Q. You said the prisoner had it? - A. Yes, he gave it to me in the accompting-house to get a light, and then I put it in my pocket, and brought it home.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the prisoner leave you? - A. About five o'clock, or a little after.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person253">Q. </persName> Had you any person living in the house with you, besides your wife and family? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is your wife here? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. She must have seen the prisoner, if he came to your house that morning? - A. No, she was not up, I had the key.</p>
<p>Q. Have vyou any vchildren grown up? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And there is nobody here to say he was with you that morning? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner was taken up before you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I must not ask you if you put these keys in the privy after he was taken up, but you know this privy very well? - A. Yes; but I never was in that quarter after he was taken up.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person254">Q. </persName> Have you ever been accused of having keys of this sort about you? - A. At Stafford, fourteen or fifteen years ago, I was tried for an assault.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person255">Q. </persName> Were you not tried at Stafford as a vagrant, having false keys about you? - A. No.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person256">Q. </persName> Where have you been tried besides Stafford? - A. At Coventry.</p>
<p>Q. Were you ever a witness in this Court before yesterday? - A. Yes; you examined me before about this time twelvemonth about some notes of the Bank.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-20-person257">Q. </persName> Against whom? - A. A man of the name of Wooldridge.</p>
<p>Q. You turned evidence then, as you do now, to save your own life? - A. They sent for me to Whitechapel office, and I told the truth.</p>
<p>Q. You have had sufficient experience to know that the evidence of an accomplice requires some additional support? - A. I don't understand you.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you know it was necessary, in order to corroborate your story, that that waistcoat should be left at the house of the prisoner? - A. I cannot tell what you mean.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. Pritchard gave me this waistcoat to go to the Bank in, to get change for a note; I am as innocent as the child unborn; Pritchard has done this to clear himself and his son, and I will take care never to have any thing to do with such a man again; I don't know where the brewhouse is, as God is my Judge; he has brought up his own son in the same way; his son was detected in carrying false keys to him while he was in jail, to let him out.</p>
<p>The prisoner called six witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>THOMAS WHEELER sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys.
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<p>Q. Were you drunk or sober? - A. We were perfectly sober.</p>
<p>Q. How came the prisoner to leave you? - A. I had two daughters, one came from Bethnalgreen that day to see me; my son said to the prisoner, where is Sarah, meaning
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<p>Q. There was some little affection between your son and her? - A. Yes, I believe so; my son said, I wish you would go and fetch her as well as the rest, because my two daughters had come to the King's Head to wish me a good night; the prisoner said he would go and fetch her.</p>
<p>Q. Did either of you desire the prisoner to bring your wife with
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<interp inst="t18020113-21-person263" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - A. No; for since the death of her child, she has not had a right compliment in her head; Sarah Allen came in about a quarter of an hour without the prisoner, and I saw no more of him till he was taken up; my wife came with
<persName id="t18020113-21-person264"> Sarah Allen
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<p>Q. How long was it before you returned? - A. We did not return till the girl came back and told us the place was stripped; I went home, and found the top box taken away entirely, and the under box stripped of every thing; I missed the articles mentioned in the indictment.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-21-person265">Q. </persName> What do you suppose they were all worth? - A. I suppose about twenty-four or twenty-five pounds.</p>
<p>Q. How lately before that had the prisoner worked for you? -
<persName id="t18020113-21-person266">A. </persName> About three weeks.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-21-person267">Q. </persName> Had you paid him any money? - A. No; my master always pays the men; I tell him what they have done.</p>
<p>Court. Q. How much had he a week? - A. Twelve shillings.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18020113-21-person269">Q. </persName> Were you with your father at the King's Head public-house? - A. Yes; the prisoner came in about six o'clock in the evening.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you or your father desire him to bring your mother? - A. No; but she came with
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<interp inst="t18020113-21-person272" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and went away again in a few minutes.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it from the time the prisoner went away till
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<interp inst="t18020113-21-person273" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and your mother came? - A. About a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-21-person274">Q. </persName> How far is the King's Head from your house? -
<persName id="t18020113-21-person275">A. </persName> Rather better than a quarter of a miles.</p>
<p>SARAH ALLEN sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys.
<persName id="t18020113-21-person276">Q. </persName> Were you at Wheeler's house on the 27th of December? - A. I was.</p>
<p>Q. How soon in that day did you see the prisoner? -
<persName id="t18020113-21-person277">A. </persName> About three o'clock, at Mr. Wheeler's house; he drank tea with Mrs. Wheeler, her two daughters, and myself, and staid till half past five; she took the two daughters with him, and returned about six o'clock, he seemed to be in a very great heat, with his hat in his hand; he said, Joseph, meaning
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<interp inst="t18020113-21-person278" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , was at the King's Head very much in liquor, and said, he would not come home till I went to fetch him home; he said, he thought it was proper for me to bring him home, if I could; then he turned round to Mrs. Wheeler, and said, Mr. Wheeler desires also that you will go; upon that, we locked the door, and both went; we left nobody on the premises but the carter below feeding his horses; I said, James, as you have come for us, we may as well all go together; he immediately said, he would walk on by the Hospital; we went on by the Hospital, and called several times, but he was not there; we went to the King's Head, but found neither of them intoxicated, and when we found we were not wanted, we immediately returned home again; we went up stairs together; we found the door wide open, it had been wrenched open, and the place rifled; upon that, I returned, to let Mr. Wheeler know.</p>
<p>RICHARD HCBBARD sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. You are a carter? - A. Yes; I was in the stable when Mrs. Wheeler and
<persName id="t18020113-21-person279"> Sarah Allen
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<interp inst="t18020113-21-person279" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> went out; in the course of three or four minutes after they were gone, I saw the prisoner; he asked
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<p>Q. Was that before the mother and
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<p>Court. (To JOseph Wheeler.) Q. Did you come back? - A. Yes; I thought they were a long time before they came, and I went for them.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you wait at the public-house after you sent for them, and before you went? - A. About a quarter of an hour; I ran all the way.</p>
<p>JOHN DAWSON sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Did you apprehend the prisoner? - A. No; he was brought to me on the Sunday night at the watch-house by Thomas Wheeler.</p>
<p>Thomas Wheeler. I apprehended him as high as I can guess, a quarter after ten o'clock, or thereabout, on the same night; I found him at Mrs. Sudbury's in Church-lane; I charged him with having robbed me, and he said he knew nothing about it; the watchman and I took him to the watch-house, and delivered him over to Dawson; he was searched, and in one of his boots was found a seven-shilling piece and some silver; I cannot say how much.</p>
<p>Dawson. I searched the prisoner, and found upon him about thirty shillings in silver, and a knife; Perry then came in, and pulled off his boots, where he found a seven-shilling piece and some silver, amounting to thirty-three shillings.</p>
<p>- PERRY sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Did you search the prisoner? - A. I did; he had been searched before he got to the watch-house; I made him pull off his boots, and in one of them I found twenty-three shillings, a half-crown, a seven-shilling piece, and a sixpence; he said he had received it for a fortnight's wages.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I am as innocent of the fact as the child unborn.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1>
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<p>JOHN WAY sworn. - I am a chairman; I went in pursuit of the prisoner; I saw him with a carpet on his shoulders; we all cried out, stop thief, and he threw down the carpet; he was stopped at the corner of Quebec-street by George Britton.</p>
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<p>
<persName id="t18020113-22-person287">Q. </persName> (To Ruff.) Where did you place this carpet when you went into the public-house? - A. Upon a rail against the chair-house, close to the door.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I follow portering; a man hired me to carry this carpet; he took me into the very house where these men were, and treated me with part of a pint of porter, and he came out of the house with me; these people came up, and cried, stop thief, and I was frightened, and threw down the carpet.
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>JOHN FIELD sworn. - I am a
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Which of the prisoners is it whose son was at your house? -
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<p>Q. These two prisoners had no access to your
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<p>Q. The son had an opportunity of taking these things, if he had been so disposed? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. But neither of these men had the opportunity without being observed by your servants? - A. No; the son of this man has absconded, and I have a warrant out against him.</p>
<p>Q. It was very easy for the son to get the father to dispose of them? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys.
<persName id="t18020113-23-person297">Q. </persName> Young Pryke has absconded? - A. Yes; he worked there on the 31st of December, and never came afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. It was not found out till the 31st, in the evening? - A. No.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-23-person298" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am shopman to Mr. Parkes, ironmonger: On the 31st of December, the prisoners brought a parcel of horseshoes; they came together about seven o'clock in the evening; the shoes weighed one hundred three quarters and seven pounds; I know the vmen well from having been there on the 18th of the same month; I sent up to Messrs. Moorcrost and Field's, as I had been directed to do; they were asked where they brought the shoes from; they said, they brought them from Paddington, from one Morris; a little time after, Messrs. Moorcrost and Field came to the shop; they were to have thirty shillings a hundred for them.</p>
<p>Mr. Field. I know these shoes to be mine; they are marked with the letter M; the shoes are made by two different people, each has his own mark.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys.
<persName id="t18020113-23-person299">Q. </persName> Have you never said that you believed this man's son was the person who had stole them, and these people the persons who disposed of them? - A. I may have said so, but not that I know of.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-23-person300">Q. </persName> Do you not now believe your servant who has run away, was the person who stole the shoes? - A. I have no doubt but he had something to do with stealing them.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any doubt that he had the whole to do with the stealing of them? - A. That I know nothing about.</p>
<p>Jones. I have no doubt of these shoes being Messrs. Moorcrost and Field's.</p>
<p>Hickes's defence. I was employed to carry these shoes by the man that had them, Mr. Pryke's son.</p>
<p>Pryke's defence. I was coming from Pedlar's Acre; I met my son and this man, and they asked me to take a walk with them, and I did.</p>
<p>Court. (To Mr. Field.)
<persName id="t18020113-23-person301">Q. </persName> Did you miss any shoes? - A. Yes, about three days before the 31st, we missed half a yard of shoes.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Q. You missed them from time to time, so that it must be some person who had the opportuinty of frequently taking them? - A. That night we found the yard-door open, and the shop-door open.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Who keeps it? - A. I don't know; there were some people drinking punch; they knew my nephew by pretence, that they had seen him before, and they asked us to drink with them, and then cards were introduced, and my nephew played.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person306">Q. </persName> Who were the parties that sat down to play? - A. There is one there, (Parker.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person307">Q. </persName> What did they play at? -
<persName id="t18020113-24-person308">A. </persName> They played at whist; there was my nephew and three of them made the party; I sat by them, and then they proposed to lay money; my nephew said, uncle, I have an extraordinary good hand of cards, I can beat them myself, I am sure of the odd trick.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say that openly, so that the others could hear? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person309">Q. </persName> They would not take your best after that, I suppose? - A. Yes, they did.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lay? - A. I laid forty pounds to twenty.</p>
<p>Q. Did you win? - A. No; as soon as they put it down, I thought there was something wrong; I thought they were going to rob me, and I said
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<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person310">Q. </persName> Before all the company? - A. Yes; he said, no, uncle, I know the men very well, they will not rob you; Mr. Parker, the man at the bar, got the money in his hand, and I snatched it out of his hand by force, and, in getting it from him by force, I tore the thirty-pound note in three pieces; I had put into his hand a thirty-pound bank-note and two five-guinea country-bills; then that caused a disturbance in the house, and they were angry with me, and he said I had robbed my nephew, for he could have won the game if I had let him.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person311">Q. </persName> Was he to go halves with you? - A. There was nothing said about halves, and my nephew himself was angry with me; upon that we all went away from that house, and I thought of going home, and all the way I went, my nephew and these two men were chiding me that I had ruined him, by not letting him win the money; they said, they were my nephew's friends, and they would not let him be robbed; so in going home, some of the party proposed to get some more drink; then we went to a public-house in the Haymarket; they call it the tap at the Opera house; we went all straight away in the parlour.</p>
<p>Jury.
<persName id="t18020113-24-person312">Q. </persName> What time of night was this? - A. I do not know, for I had been drinking punch with them, and had more liquor than I should have had.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Do not you know what time it was - was it dark? - A. Yes; I dare say it was nine o'clock before we went out.</p>
<p>Q. Who keeps the tap? - A. The prisoner Lonsdale.</p>
<p>Q. Was he sober? - A. I do not know whether he was drunk or sober; I did not see any thing by him; when we went into the parlour, they called for some more punch, and some of them began to produce a pack of cards again; my nephew was as keen of playing as any of them, and he said only put it down, and we will soon have the money; and they proposed a wager again, and one of them said, oh, he is drunk, we will soon do him.</p>
<p>Q. Who was that? -
<persName id="t18020113-24-person313">A. </persName> One of the party that was playing.</p>
<p>Q. You thought him drunk too, I suppose? - A. I thought he was in liquor; he appeared very much like a gentleman; they would not let him speak, and I thought they used him ill; and then I laid the same wager as I had done before; I laid forty pounds to twenty again; I was thinking I could get some money.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person314">Q. </persName> And did you think that perfectly honest? - A. I cannot say; then my nephew laid twice over ten to one, that was threescore pounds, and I put it down for him; he said, he had got such a hand of cards; he had got all the trumps in his own hand; he had got seven trumps; he had only one trick to get; he had only one card left when the wager was laid, and that was a trump.</p>
<p>Q. You knew all this, and saw it? - A. Yes; and one of the men wanted to look at the cards that had been played, and he played a trump; my nephew said, you are a rascal, I played that card, it was the seven of hearts; then the gentleman, that pretended to be drunk, snatched up the money, and ran away with it.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person315">Q. </persName> Did you see Lonsdale in the room at all? - A. No, I did not.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen, you see this is a scene of iniquity from beginning to end.</p>
<p>Jury. Q. Who held the stakes? -
<persName id="t18020113-24-person316">A. </persName> Another man that they brought in; I did not know him.</p>
<p>Q. You recollect all these circumstances perfectly well, and yet you say you were so drunk you could not tell what time it was? - A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys. Q. Will you just tell the Gentlemen of the Jury how many jails you have been in? - A. I never was in any jail for any harm.</p>
<p>Q. How many jails have you been in? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. Clerkenwell, one; Newgate, two; Hereford, three; and so on? - A. I never was in any country jail.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that place behind you? - A. I suppose you know that as well as me.</p>
<p>Q. What were you in Newgate for? - A. For no felony.</p>
<p>Q. For gambling? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. What for? -
<persName id="t18020113-24-person317">A. </persName> For debt.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person318">Q. </persName> What were you in Clerkenwell for? - A. I was there once for something; I changed a horse at Smithfield, and the horse that I changed for was stole, and they took me upon suspicion, but I was discharged.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect a man of your name being indicted for horse-stealing, and run away from his bail? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You never heard of such a man? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Your's is a singular name - I do not ask you if you are the man -</p>
<p>Court. I don't know whether we should go any farther in a case like this; they are playing at cards in a public-house, and his nephew, being sure of winning, lays two to one; what credit can you give to so drunken, so abandoned, a witness.</p>
<p>Jury. We should like to hear the nephew, my Lord.</p>
<p>JOHN BOLDERSON sworn. - I am a cheesemonger, No. 7. Whitcomb-street, Haymarket; Parker called upon me.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known him? - A. I did not know any thing of him further than coming to my shop for cheese and butter: On Tuesday, the 6th of January, he called upon me, about eight
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180201130025"/>o'clock at night, and asked me if I was busy; I told him I was; he said, he had betted a wager of a bowl of punch about a foot-race at York; and I told him I knew the man won his wager that he run for, but I could not tell what time it was to be done in; I told him I had an uncle from the country, if he would take him with me, I would go; we went first to the tap under the Opera, and there they said he was gone to the Talbot; then we went to the Talbot, and then a man came in with a note from the Robin-Hood, saying, that his bowl of punch would be forfeited, unless I came directly; I left my uncle, and went there; there was only one person in the back parlour, and he asked me what I knew about the wager, and I told him; he said, he was satisfied that he had lost, and called for a bowl of punch; I had a glass of punch, and a man came in, and said, Mr. Bolderon, how do you do? I was astonished at his knowing me, and he asked me to have some brandy and water; he said, he should like to smoke a pipe with me, and persuaded me to fetch my uncle; Parker went with me, and my uncle came; after we had sat down some time, a pack of cards was produced, and my uncle was asked to play; he said, he never did; we played for a bowl of liquor; I had a capital good hand, and they proposed to bet wagers as far as forty pounds; my uncle put down a thirty-pound note and two five-guinea notes; Parker took them up; and then my uncle, dreading something, said, John, you have brought me here to be robbed; I said, G - d bless you, no, we are all countrymen together; then there was a proposal to go to the tap under the Opera.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person319">Q. </persName> Were you sober? - A. I was rather fresh in liquor.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person320">Q. </persName> How long have you lived in London? -
<persName id="t18020113-24-person321">A. </persName> Only since May; we went to the tap, and then the cards were introduced again, and we stopped to play; hearts were trumps, and I had the ace, king, queen, knave, nine, seven, and six, of hearts, Parker was my partner; the other two were Furby and Harrison; Harrison was the man who was represented as the gentleman.</p>
<p>Q. He was drunk, was not he? - A. He pretended to be drunk; when I looked at my cards, I said to my uncle, I am sure I can get the odd trick; I trumped one of their cards with the seven; then Furby said, let me look at your cards that you have played, and he did look at them, and stole the seven from my cards; after a little while, he played my trump seven, and then I perceived he had stole it; then the gentleman swore he had won, and snatched up the money; my uncle had betted thirty pounds, and put down five five-guinea notes and four guineas in gold; Mr. Harrison put down his pocket-book and his gold watch against it; it was all put into the hands of a man of the name of Solliker, and as soon as there was a row about it, he snatched the money from Solliker, and ran out; my uncle ran out immediately, but he was gone.</p>
<p>Jury. Q. Was Lonsdale any one of the party that was gambling? - A. No, only bringing in the liquor.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t18020113-24-person322">Q. </persName> Did he seem acquainted with the persons who were playing? -
<persName id="t18020113-24-person323">A. </persName> Not at all.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knowlys.
<persName id="t18020113-24-person324">Q. </persName> What part of the country do you come from? - A. Near Richmond, in Yorkshire.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what time this was? - A. I think, to the best of my recollection, it might be about one o'clock in the morning; we went out between eight and nine.</p>
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<p>- MACKENZIE sworn. - I am a watchman: On Wednesday, the 6th of January, about two o'clock in the morning, I heard the found of the rattles; I went to the tap under the Opera, and there was the prosecutor and his nephew; they both said they had been robbed, and the man was gone; there was a great deal of confusion.</p>
<p>WILLIAM PERCY sworn. - I am a watchman in the Haymarket: At near half past two o'clock I heard the spring of a rattle, and went to the Opera tap; they wanted me to take the landlord, but I said I knew where to find him, and as he was not the man that robbed him, I did not know that I should do right.</p>
<p>
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<p>Court. (To Kitchen.)
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<persName id="t18020113-24-person328"> Cuthbert Kitchen
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<p>Q. It is a name known in this Court, were you tried for that horse that you say you changed? - A. No, I told the Justice how it was, and I was discharged.</p>
<p>Prisoner Parker. I wish to have the landlord of the Robin-Hood called.</p>
<p>
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<p>Q. Did you know any thing about this? - A. No, Bolderon was very much intoxicated, and abused my wife because I had refused the cards.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.</p> </div1>
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<p>The prisoner put in a written defence to the following purport:</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Raine. Q. Was your comvanion drunk? - A. Yes; I had been drinking with him in a public-house about two minutes before, we had sixpennyworth of rum and water; I had been drinking some beer in a private house, but I drank no more than I thought would do me good, I cannot tell how much; I did not drink three quarts, nor two, but cannot tell how much; I only drank sufficient to quench my thirst, I was not drunk; there might be seven or eight pots among four or five in company.</p>
<p>Q. You never saw either of the men before? - A. Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. It was dark, was it not? - A. It was starlight enough for me to distinguish their faces; and there was a light from the public-house door.</p>
<p>Q. The man who took your watch was in sailor's clothes? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. That is a common dress in that part of the town? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Q. How long did the first scussle last? - A. Not two minutes; and the second not a minute. I have no doubt they are the persons with whom I had the two scussles.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Is Leman-street lighted with lamps? - A. It was at the bottom, in the very darkest part; there was one lamp belonging to the sugar-house that gave a bad light; I trusted to the star-light, and the light of the public-house.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Raine. Q. Did he appear to be ill-used? - A. Yes; he appeared to be slurried, his nose was bleeding, and his eyes were growing black from the blows.</p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-26-person347" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am an officer belonging to Shadwell: I had information, and went to Salt-petre-bank, and on the Tuesday evening I apprehended Brewer in St. Catherine's-lane, I knew him well before; Doyle was in company with another man, I had an information against him at that time; I found on Brewer a black crape round his hat, he said, he was in mourning for his mother; and upon Doyle I found two keys, one he said belonged to his house, and the other to a lodging in St. Catherine's-lane.</p>
<p>Brewer's defence. I had been two days locked up before they took the crape from my hat; and the prosecutor at first said he did not know either of the men, and took a man with a green coat on, because he said he did not know either of our faces.</p>
<p>Doyle's defence. A man, named Farmer, asked me if I wanted a constant birth, I said I did, and he took me to Shadwell office; I staid at the White Lion while he spoke to the clerk, as he told me; he came to me, and said he had got me the birth; we had some beer, and in about five minutes the officers came in; they called Brewer by name, he got up, and they hand-cussed him; they said, young man we want you, but did not know my name; Cook said they wanted nothing with me, and I staid there till near ten o'clock; I met Brown, and said, what did you want with me; he said, nothing of no great consequence, but I want you now, and he took me; I have people to prove where I was at the same time.</p>
<p>For the prisoner Doyle.</p>
<p>ELIZABETH GUELCH sworn. - I have known Michael Dyle for the last six or seven months: On the Sunday after Christmas-day, he was in my company the whole day, in my apartments, No. 9, St. Catherine's, till past nine o'clock; I am sure he was not outside of the room.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. Did you know him before that time? - A. I cannot say I did, ever to be in his company.</p>
<p>Q. What business are you? - A. An unfortunate woman; St. Catherine's is about half a mile from Leman-street; Doyle has lived along with me three months; I did not attend at the Justices; I told he officers he was with me all day, to the best of my knowledge, but cannot be positive; I don't know how he has got his living; he went to the water-side umping, and sometimes to biscuit-baking.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know where he came from? - A. I heard people talk; he told me he came from abroad.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any other day you can tell me, when he was with you all day? - A. No, I cannot tell any day but that; he dined, and drank tea with me; he drank tea with me often; I know Brewer of further than seeing him in the public-house with thers; a woman drank tea with me that day.</p>
<p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. What are you? - A. I am a poor woman, and go out a chairing, I have known Doyle about two years, he is a biscuit-baker by trade, and has lived about St. Catherine's, as far as I know; I have seen him about for the last two years; when I went there, at five o'clock, he was there.</p>
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<p>Doyle,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18020113-26-defend342 t18020113-26-punish141"/> Death </rs>, aged 33.</p>
<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I have nothing to say.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 15.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoners defence. I was going home, and two gentlemen, very well dressed, asked me to carry it home for them.
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18020113-29-person370" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am servant to Mr. Flack, at Ware: The mare lost was in his straw-yard, she was lost on the 10th of December; I saw her there with others between six and seven o'clock, I fastened the gate with a chain and nail; I went to the yard between four and five o'clock the next morning, and did not see the mare, the gate was shut, but fastened in a different manner; indeed it was only shut to. Four horses were gone as well as the mare, which I have seen since; she was found in Smithfield; I had her in my care but three or four days, and took no particular notice of her, but I think it was the same mare; she was a grey mare, and there was no other in my master's yard.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Watson. Q. On the 10th there was a grey mare, and four others, in the strawyard? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week was it? - A. On a Thursday.</p>
<p>Q. You fastened the gate, and the next morning the chain and nail was unlassened, and five horses had strayed away? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. After they had strayed away, did you ever find any of them? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Were they found? - A. Yes; four were found the next morning, in the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. You afterwards saw a grey cart mare? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And you said that you could not take upon yourself to swear it was the same mare that was in Mr. Flack's straw-yard? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Q. My Friend has talked about straying - I take it for granted a horse could not unchain the gate? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Four horses, and the grey mare, strayed out of the yard, as my Friend calls it? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And the grey mare found her way to Smithfield to be sold? - A. Yes; I hear so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-29-person371" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I work for Mr. Humphreys, and came up to London after the mare, I knew her well: I went to Smithfield on the 11th of December, where I saw her tied up to the rails for sale; I inquired for a constable before I did any thing, then I went up to the man, and asked who was the owner, Chester said he had got the selling of her; I immediately gave charge of him; he said he had the selling of her for another man, and wanted us to wait till the man came. I am sure it was my master's mare; Chester lived at Ware, but has followed no business lately.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Watson. Q. When you came to Smithfield, you saw a grey mare belonging to Mr. Humphreys? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You never knew that it was in Flack's strawyard, only as you were told? - A. No.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Are you sure the mare you saw at Smithfield was Mr. Humpbreys's? - A. Yes, she was a very plain mare, with a large carcase; I have known her five or six months.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Watson. Q. When had you last seen your grey mare? - A. Not for some time, I had been ill.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Watson. Q. What else did he say? - A. After we got to the New Prison he wished to stop in the passage till the person came.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I rode on the stage to the Ba
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. About half past six o'clock, I was going along across the yard, and I saw the box standing in the middle, I picked it up, and that man immediately knocked me down, saying, he put it there on purpose, thinking to catch somebody.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Is your daughter in your business? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. The thieves must have been a long time in the house? - A. I should suppose so.</p>
<p>Q. Have you never said you did not know whethe prisoner was one of the thieves or a passenger? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did he not tell you he was merely a passenger? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. He was searched, and no spoons found on him? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Were you passing by accident? - A. I was just come out of the public-house, the prosecutor's is about thirty yards from it.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body else see this lantern besides you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were you before the Magistrate, and did you speak of the lantern there? - A. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18020113-31-person387" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I was in the public-house when the prisoner was brought in, they searched him; I saw him drop something into the fire, I thought it was a pistol, and said, there is a pretty rogue, he has thrown a pistol into the fire, but it was a dark-lantern. (The constable produced the goods stolen, the dark-lantern and pen-knife.)</p>
<p>Ridgway. Three pieces of cloth are marked D K, another D L, and three more are marked C K; they were removed from the place where they were in the shop to the bags on the floor; the cloth was in one bag and three pair of overalls, and four coats in another.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I have nothing to say, but as I was coming by, Ridgway said he had been robbed, and struck me immediately; I tried to get from him, for I saw nobody near; I was going promiscuously along, when he accused me of robbing him, threw me down and called out murder; what those people have sworn is false; before the Mayor, he said, there were three people in the shop, and that he took me as I was going along.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>111.
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I was just come out of a fit of sickness, and was quite distressed, as I had nothing to put into my mouth.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I was going to Chelsea, and I met a person with this pot on his head; he asked me to help him down with it, which I did; I heard somebody call, stop thief, and the man run away; a person came up, and asked me what business I had with it; I was frightened, let it fall, and run away.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>113.
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18020113-34-defend397 t18020113-34-deflabel190"/> to me: On the 5th of January, I lost the key of my bedchamber door; I had suspicion, and searched the prisoner, and finding the key in his pocket, I fetched an officer, and searched his box, in which I found this glass bottle, and a pint of brandy in it, and the razor, I can swear to the bottle because I had it constantly in use for three or four years, and it is a flat bottle. (The articles produced and identified by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I found the key in the kitchen, and kept it in my pocket for a week, and was afraid to give it up then, because of a suspicion; I bought the brandy at the Rose and Crown, and found the razor in the tap-room, and kept it to cut my toe-nails.
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>114.
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