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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180402150001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the Peace, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, AND ALSO, THE GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, HELD AT Justice-Hall, in the Old-Bailey, On WEDNESDAY, the 15th of FEBRUARY, 1804, and following Days,
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<p>PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, By Authority of the CORPORATION of the CITY of LONDON, By W. WILSON, St. Peter's-Hill, Little Knight-Rider-Street, Doctors' Commons.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180402150002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the Peace, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Q. Is that the same paper? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How did he untie the paper? - A. The cords were cut.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. He said before the Magistrate he knocked me down, now he says I knocked him down; but I did not.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Court. Q. How did he behave? - A. Very well, he was kept entirely out of charity; he earned very little.</p>
<p>Q. How old is he? - A. About seventy-two.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What part of the knife was pointed to you? - A. The blade of the knife; I put my hand in my pocket, he bid me be quick, and not give him the trouble of searching me; I said, take that knife away, and I will give you all I have; I then gave him my purse; he asked me if that was all I had; he took my purse, there was a one pound Banknote in it.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the other lady? - A. He demanded her money, and used the same language to her as he did to me; he presented the knife to her as he did to me.</p>
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<p>Q. Before you walked on, did you take any notice of him so as to know him again? - A. Yes; as soon as we met the gentleman, we immediately turned round, and saw him run across Ball's Pond fields. I told the gentleman what had happened, and said I should be much obliged to him if he would pursue the man. I saw the man running across Ball's Pond fields.</p>
<p>Q. Did the gentleman pursue him? - A. Yes, he did; I saw him pursue him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him take the man? - A. No; we lost sight of the man going across Ball's-Pond fields. I then went on.</p>
<p>Q. After that, did you see your purse again? - A. Never. I never saw the prisoner again till he was brought up to Bow-street last Saturday week.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any notice of his dress? - A. Yes; he was dressed in a dark-coloured coat; he had a linen apron on, very black; he had a silk handkerchief over the top part of his face, and had placed it down to the top part of his lip; he had it down when he demanded my money.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner; is he the man you saw at Bow-street? - A. Yes; I was struck with the lower part of his face. I think it is the man by the lower part of his face, and his figure altogether.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light or dark? - A. It was not very light; it was between the hours of three and four; it was getting dark; when I was going up to Canonbury-house I noticed a man whom I believe to be the man who robbed me.</p>
<p>Q. Was it light enough for you to see him running across the fields to some distance? - A. Yes, it was.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. I suppose you never saw this man before? - A. Never before that day.</p>
<p>Q. You said that it was getting dusk; that he had an handkerchief which covered his nose? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then your only observation was from the lower part of his face; merely from his nose down to his chin? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. A person coming and presenting a knife to you, would much alarm you? - A. Yes, I was frightened.</p>
<p>Q. You never had the good fortune to recover your purse, nor your note? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. This happened on the 3d of January; the prisoner was not taken up till about ten days ago; there was a period of above twenty days; and you say you think this is the man? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. No other violence was used; only the knife put to your breast? - A. Only threats if we were to call out.</p>
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<p>Q. Were you the person that first met that lady? - A. No; I am a patrol of Bow-street; I had an information of another robbery, after that I heard of this robbery. I then went in pursuit of this man, and on the 31st of January I apprehended him, very near were he committed this robbery, in Canonbury-fields, at one o'clock in the day time; that is another robbery committed on the 6th of February. I saw him standing in the fields by himself. I went up to him, and said where are you going? He said to take a walk. I said where do you live? He said in Bowling-green-lane, Clerkenwell. I said take off your hat? He did; I found nothing in his hat. I told him he answered the description of some man that had robbed in that field. I searched his pocket; and in his left hand waistcoat pocket I found a knife, in his fob pocket I found four duplicates, and no money. I told him I must take him before the Magistrate, which I did.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. When I was stopped by that gentleman, he asked me where I was going. I immediately pulled out of my pocket some mallow-leaves I had been gathering. He immediately said I answered the description of a man that had committed a robbery last Monday week. He searched me; he took off my hat; he searched me about a quarter of an hour; not finding any thing, I thought he would never leave off. After taking every thing from me but the mallow-leaves, which I gathered for my legs, which are very bad, he said I must go with him.</p>
<p>Q.(To Cox.) Had he some mallow-leaves in his pocket - A. He had a few dead leaves; they were quite dry; and were not gathered that day.</p>
<p>The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was the mask on his face all the time? - A. Yes, all the time.</p>
<p>Q. Then I need not ask you whether you could swear to him? - A. Impossible.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>(Reads the record.)</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were you present at the time he received the sentence of the Court, at Clerkenwell? - A. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Was he in prison the time he was ordered? - A. He was.</p>
<p>Q. He was in your custody? - A. He was.</p>
<p>Q. You have no doubt about it? - A. None at all.</p>
<p>- JONES sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You keep a public-house in Chiswell-street? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - A. I do. On the 27th of January the prisoner, and another man with him, came to my house, and called for a glass of gin. When they had drank it, they put down a bad half-crown; I told them it was a bad one; he gave me another, for which I gave him change. They went out, and I followed them.</p>
<p>Q. Why did you follow them? - A. I suspected they were doing something they should not. I followed them till they went into another house in Finsbury-street (Mr. Hall's), and I went in when they came out.</p>
<p>Q. Was a half-crown produced to you by Mr. Hall? - A. Yes; he had it in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the same half-crown the prisoner tendered to you? - A. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Should you know the half-crown again? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What happened then? - A. Mr. Hall and I went after them; we overtook them in Little Moorfields.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to them? - A. Hall shewed him the half-crown, and told him he had given him a bad half-crown; they said they did not know it was a bad one; I said I had told him before that it was a bad one myself; they answered they did not know me, nor where I lived; the other man said that. We took them back to the White Horse (Mr. Hall's, in Finsbury-street), and sent to Worship-street for an officer</p>
<p>Q. When the officer came, did you see him search the prisoner? - A. Yes; there was nothing but good money found upon him, and some gin in a bottle.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the other man? - A. No, I never saw him before.</p>
<p>Q. How long were they in your house? - A. About two or three minutes; while they drank their liquor.</p>
<p>Counsel for the prisoner. Q. Was there any thing particular in that half-crown? - A. Yes, there were letters on it. I marked it when Hall had it.</p>
<p>Q. You did not mark it before? - A. No; I marked it by the desire of the officer.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not heard of a reward? - A. I did not do it with that intent; I do not look for it; I do not know that there is, I will swear.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-6-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. I keep a public-house, the White Horse in Finsbury-street.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner? - A. Yes. On the 27th of January, the same morning he had been to Mr. Jones's, he came to my house; they both came in together; he and Wootten; the one called for a glass of gin, and the other for a glass of raspberry. I did not examine the half-crown when the prisoner put it down; I gave him change for it; when I took it up, I found it was a bad one. I was going out after them to get it changed, when Mr. Jones met me at the door. We pursued the prisoner. They were not out of sight.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180402150006"/>Q. Are you sure that that half-crown you took up was the half-crown the prisoner tendered to you? - A. Yes, I am sure it was the half-crown the prisoner tendered to me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by the prisoner's counsel. Q. You were not going to take up the prisoner when you looked at the half-crown? - A. No, I was going to get it changed.</p>
<p>Q. That was in consequence of seeing Mr. Jones? - A. Exactly so; I never saw them before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-6-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. I am an officer of Worship-street, and was sent for to the White Horse, in Finsbury-street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before? - A. No. Mr. Hall gave me the half-crown. I have had it in my possession ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Did you search the prisoner? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any bad money? - A. No; but I found 6 s. 6 d. in silver, eleven halfpence, and two farthings; and a pint bottle full of gin. He would not tell where he lived. He said he worked at the New Docks.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I gave him the place of my abode.</p>
<p>Witness. That was at the office.</p>
<p>Mr. MENCELIN sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You are one of the moniers of the Mint? - A. Yes. (Looks at the money.) It is a bad half-crown, and such as nobody would take but in a hurry.</p>
<p>Q.(To Jones.) Is that the half-crown that was presented to you? - A. Yes; there is a G and J, two letters that I put on it.</p>
<p>Q.(To Hall.) Is that the half-crown that he tendered to you? - A. I am sure this is the same half-crown; there is a mark on the other side that I put on it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. As we were coming on, the other man was with me, we went into this house to have something to drink; I put down half a crown; the first witness said it was a bad half-crown, I said I took it for a good one, I did not suppose that man to be a judge, I had drank two or three glasses before, I did not think it a bad one when I went in, I had been working at the docks; we went into the other house to drink again, and there I offered it, thinking the other man might not be a judge, whether it was a good one or not. I really did not know it was a bad one; I took it for a good one</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Have you any other servant? - A. Yes; a boy. I suspected her of setting fire to several parts of the house on the first of February; both the window-curtains were burnt, without the least communication with each other, up two pair of stairs, in the front room.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you discover this? - A. About six o'clock; I had been out; I returned home about a quarter before five; I left in the house
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<interp inst="t18040215-7-person92" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , a washerwoman, a boy, and the servant of the house that took Sophia Dale's place. There was a great deal of clean linen burnt, that lay on the foot of the bed ready to be put on; the bed-clothes were burnt through, but not the bed; the side-valence of the bed was burnt, which had no communication with the window.</p>
<p>Q. What led you to go up stairs? - A. I did not go up myself; I sent a servant who had taken Sophia's place; it was not burning then, it had the appearance then of being burnt; a gown which lay in the wardrobe was burnt, and the wardrobe door was locked with a key in it, and nothing else in that place was burnt; and a place burnt on the stairs, with some grease left, as though a candle had been placed there, opposite the bed-room door; all was safe when I came home; I had been out about three hours, and about three quarters of an hour afterwards, I had occasion to send up for something in the bed-room; my servant, who had taken Sophia's place, came down, and said the room was full of smoke; I ran up stairs, and as soon as I could recover the suffocation, I saw the clothes burnt, without the least appearance of flame or blaze.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any fire in the room? - A. No; I had not had a fire in the room for a fortnight; I called for somebody to come up, the washer-woman came up, and caught the clothes burning.</p>
<p>Q. Were the window-curtains blazing? - A. No; some parts were red, and some parts were black.</p>
<p>Q. You do not yourself know when the prisoner went out? - A. No, I do not; when I came home she was gone; I enquired when she went out; I was told she had been out about a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Had you discharged her? - A. No; I meant to discharge her the day after.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any quarrel with her? - A. I had told her of running me in debt, at four or five places in the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Q. Did she know she was to go away? - A. Yes, she did.</p>
<p>Q. What time did she come home again? - A. Not till the next day, about twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. How did she account for her absence? - A. She said that she called at a friend's house, and that she was informed of the accident, and was so alarmed
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<p>Q. Whom did you find in the house? - A. I found a washerwoman in the kitchen below, a maid servant, and a boy.</p>
<p>Q. Who do you mean by maid servant? - A. The prisoner; the accident was on the first of February.</p>
<p>Q. At what time did you go up on that day? - A. I went up about ten minutes past five, or thereabouts; there was no smell of fire then in the room.</p>
<p>Q. When did you go up again? - A. About half an hour after; then I found it very smokey, and was very much alarmed. I went down to my mistress, and asked her if the chimnies were given to smoking; she said no; and told me to go up again, and smelling fire, I screamed for assistance; the best of the clothes that had been put on the bed were like tinder, and the bed-clothes were all in a moulder.</p>
<p>Q. Were they blazing? - A. No; quite of a smother; the farther cornice of the window was quite of a moulder, and the window-curtain like tinder.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know at what time the prisoner went out on the day this happened? - A. About five in the evening; I could not keep her in the house; she refused to stop.</p>
<p>Q. What did you want to keep her in the house for? - A. I wanted her to stop to dinner; she said she wanted to go to a lady, to get her in the hospital; she said she was afraid of going down Piccadilly, for fear of meeting her mistress and another lady.</p>
<p>Q. She was gone before her mistress came home? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did her mistress come home? - A. She came home about half-past five.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know whether she had been up stairs that afternoon? - A. I rather think she had. She had been taking the drawing-room curtains down, and she said all was shut up stairs, and in the bed-room all was shut; she did not want the boy to go up. She did not like to go out till it was dark.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say she did not like to go out till it was dark? - A. No; but she did not want any of us to know when she went out.</p>
<p>Court. That is only your idea of it.</p>
<p>Q. When she was in the kitchen, had she her bonnet on? - A. Yes; she said could not stay, she desired me to cut her dinner off, which I did.</p>
<p>Q.What time was your dinner hour - A. Half-past five o'clock.</p>
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<p>Q. What time was the fire? - A. On Wednesday evening, I cannot recollect the day of the month.</p>
<p>Q. Was your mistress at home at that time? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner at home at that time? - A. No; she had been gone out about ten minutes before my mistress came home. I did not go up till the fire was out. I saw the curtains all burnt down, and the linen lying on the foot of the bed was burnt.</p>
<p>HARRIOT RUTTER sworn. - I am a washerwoman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner go out that evening? - A. I saw her leave the kitchen to go out, about five o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. When had you the first alarm? - A. About a quarter before six, the maid had been sent up stairs to fetch a jacket; some time after she went up stairs to fetch something else for her mistress; I heard a noise that there was a fire; I went up to see what was amiss, and found the things burning; all of a mouldering, like tinder when struck a light; all the things that were on the foot of the bed. I put the burnt things which were on the bed in my apron, and saw the window-curtains were all consumed, and the front frame of the window was burnt.</p>
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<p>Q.(To Mrs. Mordecai.) Where was that box? - A.It stood on the side of the looking-glass.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was not in the house at the time it happened; I left the house ten minutes before five; I went no more that day, nor was I up stairs above twice during that day; in the afternoon I went up stairs with
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<p>Q. What made you suspect him? - A. He lay in the opposite room to my bed-room, and he laid in bed that day till near twelve o'clock at noon.</p>
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<p>Q. When did you see this 5 l. note? - A. The Saturday before; I missed it about the 17th or 18th; it was lost the Sunday before.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the circumstance of its being lost? - A. No; I went up stairs on Thursday about eleven or twelve o'clock for some money, and opened the chest; I saw the notes had been replaced; the 5 l. note was then gone.</p>
<p>Q. What reason had you to suspect the prisoner? - A. No other reason than seeing him flush of money about a day or two after that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-8-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. Are you a soldier in the 20th regiment? - A. Yes. On the 17th of January I went to lie down about seven or eight o'clock in the morning; I lodge in the same house and in the same room with the prisoner; I was not very well, and some time of the day the prisoner came up in the room (what time I cannot exactly tell) and went down directly; in about five minutes after that he came up again, and stopped about a minute; he then went out of the room, and took the key out of the room door where I lay; the key was inside; he went to the room facing, and unlocked the door of the landlord's bed-room with that key; after he had unlocked it he went in, and stopped about a minute; he came out, and locked that door; he took the key out of that door, and put it in the same door he took it out of; he came in the room, and staid there a little while, and then went down stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take off your clothes when you laid down? - A. Yes, and got into bed.</p>
<p>Q. How did you see all this? - A. When he took the key out of our door, I got out of bed, and looked through the key-hole.</p>
<p>Q. Then you watched him all the time? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You could not see what passed in the other room? - A. I only saw him go into the room, and stay about a minute and a half.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him flush of money? - A. No, I never took any notice of that.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never speak to him about going into that room? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You were not very well? - A. I was not very well.</p>
<p>Q. What induced you to go and peep through the key-hole? - A. To see what he was going to do.</p>
<p>Q. When he took the key out of the door, had you any suspicion? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you call to him? - A. No, I never spoke to him when he went out nor when he came in.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I have very little to say; the witness has given false evidence against me: I was not there on the 17th day of the month, I stopped at my own quarters, I went to look for my corporal, and we went from there to St. George's in the East, and drew billets; the corporal is here.</p>
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<p>Q. On Tuesday the 17th did you see the prisoner? - A. Yes, I did see him on the 17th at Mr. Drury's; I did not draw billets.</p>
<p>Lieutenant Reynolds gave the prisoner a good character; said he had known him seven or eight years.</p>
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<p>Q. Are you sure it is the man? - A. To the best of my belief it is the same man; I only lost sight of him when he turned round the corner.</p>
<p>Q. You say they were well-dressed men - was he one of them? - A. Yes, I am sure he was one of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lay hold of his hand when you found a hand in your pocket? - A. No, I did not; I found another hand in my pocket; he was close to me; there was one on each side of me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. I understood you said, to the best of your belief, he was the man? - A. He was the man that knocked me down.</p>
<p>Q. He knocked you down by reason of his charging you with a robbery? - A. No, I charged him with robbing me.</p>
<p>Q. Then he was angry with what you said? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. There were a great many people passing in Lombard-street at that time no doubt? - A. I did not take particular notice then.</p>
<p>Q. You never found your property since? - A. No; I then went and stopped payment.</p>
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<p>Cross examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You did not find the prosecutor's pocket-book with him? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. He was rather quicker than the other? - A. Yes, he was the first that was running.</p>
<p>Q.They all cried out, stop thief? - A. No, not all.</p>
<p>Q.(To Forsells.) What were these notes? - A. They were a banker's check for 20 l. and 10 l. draft on Marun and Co. they belonged to Mr.
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you remember losing some watches? - A. Yes, about a quarter before six on the 19th of January.</p>
<p>Q. Where were you at that time? - A. I was in my house drinking tea.</p>
<p>Q. Were you in the shop? - A. No, I was in the first floor, the shop is below; I heard a window break; I cried, stop thief! and ran down stairs through the passage into the street, and observed a pane of glass broke.</p>
<p>Q. What window was that pane of glass broke in? - A. The shop-window; it rained exceeding hard; I missed several watches from off the rods.</p>
<p>Q. Are the rods near the window? - A. The rods are close to the panes of glass in the shop-window; I looked on the pavement to see whether I could discover any of the watches missing; I discovered this (shews the watch) on the foot-path, near Suffolk-street; I put it in my pocket, and continued at the window to secure it; I ordered the boy to put the shutter up; Walter ran after the prisoner; he returned in about three minutes, and brought the prisoner at the bar in the custody of two men; he came back with them; I asked the prisoner for the other watches.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the first question you asked him? - A. No, the first question I asked him was, what was his name, and his family, as he appeared in a midshipman's dress; he would not tell me his name; one of the men told me he had thrown some thing away that jingled on the ground; then I asked him for the other watches, but he would make no answer. On taking off his glove from his hand I found it bloody; this is the glove (shews a glove); I found nothing on him but duplicates.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the right hand or the left? - A. The right hand glove was cut through and bloody, and his hand was cut and bleeding. A gentleman came in, and said, he was a captain of a man of war, he wished to converse with him; the gentleman wished to get his name; he said his name was Scott, that he came from Greenwich; I am not sure whether he said James or Thomas; he was taken then from thence to Bow-street before Sir
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<p>Q. Have you found the other watches? - A.Only this one watch, which is the property of myself and partner.</p>
<p>Q. How many watches did you miss? - A. Three watches.</p>
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<p>Q. What watches were there missing? - A. There was one silver hunting watch uncovered; the other was a silver hunting watch with a glass cover; this watch is a double-cased silver watch.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dark at the time you went down stairs? - A. It was dark; only from the light of the patent lamps we discovered this watch; it had been dark an hour and a half.</p>
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<p>Q. Were you in the shop? - A. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body in the shop besides you? - A. Yes, the errand boy.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you lit the candles? - A. About an hour and a half.</p>
<p>Q. While you were in the shop, did you observe any thing? - A. I was standing about three yards from the door, and heard the shop-window break.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe whether the window was whole or broke before? - A. It was whole; I saw both his hands come through; they had gloves on.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing he did? - A. I saw him seize two rows of watches; I ran out of doors immediately, and saw him distinctly; he had a midshipman's uniform on.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the figure of that person? - A. No, I cannot say that, only a person with a midshipman's uniform on.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the spot he run from? - A. Yes; he run from the further corner of the shop, from that corner where he had broke the pane; I saw a watch drop from him the moment he ran away.</p>
<p>Q. You did not observe any thing of him, excepting he had a midshipman's uniform on - you did not observe his person? - A. Yes, I observed his person, so as to know him again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you run after him? - A. I ran after him into Suffolk-street; I pursued him till he came to the corner of Spring-gardens, and did not lose sight of him; I kept him in view, and was not forty yards from him all the way.</p>
<p>Q. Did you catch him? - A. Two gentlemen caught him at the corner of Spring-gardens, I cryed out stop thief.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing more? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is the prisoner the person? - A. Yes, I have no doubt; I brought him back to my master's shop.</p>
<p>THOMAS WIBB sworn. - I was coming from my work, it rained so fast I took shelter at Spring-garden-gate; while I was standing there I heard the cry of stop thief, I heard it repeated several times, I ran up Spring gardens to see what was the matter, when the prisoner turned the corner; Mr. Ward was coming along, and just as Mr. Ward came up on the right side, I came up with him; on my catching him by the collar, he moved his right-hand, I felt something touch the flap of my coat and jingle on the ground; I did not let him go to see what it was, I still kept hold of him; the prisoner is the person.</p>
<p>Q. Was he walking, or running? - A. Running in the middle of the coach-way.</p>
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<p>Q. You did not find any thing? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it dark before that time? - A. It was a few minutes before six, a very rainy evening; it had been dark some time.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mr. Tuck.) You had one watch that you took up, what is the value of that watch? - A. It cost me three guineas and a half for the manufactory of it; I should sell it for that to the trade.</p>
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<p>Q. Have you got the things that were in the bag? - A. Yes; here are the things. (Produces them.)</p>
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<p>Q. How far is this empty house from your's? - A. About eight or nine doors from the corner; I went up stairs at eight o'clock, and found the door barricaded with a table and chairs; when I went in the room, I found the garret window open; I had left it shut.</p>
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<p>Q.(To Middleton.) How much may those things be worth? - A. Ten pounds.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18040215-12-off55 t18040215-12-crimeloc57"/>; I am a house-keeper: On Sunday, the 29th of last month, I was at home; Mr. Brooks came to me with Mr. Middleton, and advised me to search my house; I live next door to Mr. Middleton; the empty house is eight or nine doors from my house.</p>
<p>Q. What time did Mr. Middleton come to your house? - A. Rather before nine.</p>
<p>Q. On their coming, did you search your house? - A. I did, it was the front garret; the key was removed from the outside to the inside, and double-locked on the inside; Mr. Middleton broke it open; we found the room in great confusion; the locks were torn off the drawers.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss any thing? - A. The bed-quilt was taken away; there were the marks of naked feet and toes on the floor, as though somebody had been there without shoes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the window of that garret? - A. It seemed to be pulled to, it was not fastened.</p>
<p>Q. When had you been in that garret before? - A. I am not sure; the morning after that I went to the watch-house, and there I saw two parcels; they were tied up and sealed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-12-person145" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. What time of the day had you been in that room? - A. About eleven o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. In what state was the window at eleven o'clock? - A. It was shut, because of the wet weather; the casements were shut, and fastened with a button.</p>
<p>Q. How were the shutters? - A. The shutters were not fastened, but shut.</p>
<p>Q. When you went up that night, did you miss any thing? - A. Yes; there were three locks broke, and a black silk laced cloak gone, and other things.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-12-person146" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. You have an empty house in this neighbourhood? - A. Yes, next door to my own.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of this robbery? - A. About ten minutes after eight o'clock, I heard a noise; I went down and listened at the door, and saw four men come out with bundles.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner at the bar one of them? - Yes; he had a bag on his back; I seized him.</p>
<p>Q. You took him to the watch-house? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go afterwards to the house of Mr. Parker? - A. On looking over the things, I saw a waistcoat of Mr. Parker's, which I frequently saw him wear; I immediately went to Mr. Parker's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-12-person147" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. Where do you live? - A. I live in Glasshouse-street.</p>
<p>Q. What do you know of this robbery? - A. About ten minutes after eight o'clock, I saw Mr. Brooks watching at the empty house; I went to him, and in about a quarter of an hour after that, four men came out of the empty house; the prisoner was the last.</p>
<p>Q. Is that empty house Mr. Brooks's? - A. Yes, it is the next door to his dwelling-house.</p>
<p>Q. Had the prisoner any thing with him? - A. Yes, a black bag at his back.</p>
<p>Q. You helped to seize him? - A. I did, and helped to take him to the watch-house.</p>
<p>ELIZABETH BELCHER sworn. - Do you live in Mr. Parker's house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you lodge there? - A. I do not sleep there; I am there every day.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect being there on the 29th of January? - A. Very well.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the front garret? - A. I was there at six o'clock that evening.</p>
<p>Q. Was it quite dark that evening? - A. Yes, it was; I went up for a silk handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. At that time did you open the door with a key? - A. Yes.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180402150012"/>Q. When you went out again, did you lock it, and leave the key on the outside? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was every thing in order at that time? - A. Every thing was quite safe; I shut the shutters at the same time, and the casement was fastened with a wooden button to keep it to; the shutters would not fasten; I was not in that garret that night afterwards.</p>
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<p>Q. You were in the watch-house when the prisoner was brought there? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You took charge of him? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take charge of a bundle in a black bag? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did you find upon the prisoner? - A. I found a little ivory egg, containing a silver thimble, belonging to Mrs. Middleton.</p>
<p>Q. Have you had them in your care ever since? - A. Yes, they were delivered to me.</p>
<p>Q.(To Brooks.) When you seized the prisoner, you said he had a black bag on his back; did the other men go off with their bundles? - A. Upon my attacking the last one, the prisoner, I saw the bags drop from the back of the other men, when they all came out together; on my laying hold of the prisoner, all the other people ran away.</p>
<p>Q. Who took up the bags? - A. I took up the bags, I secured them.</p>
<p>Q. Who saw them taken to the watch-house? - A. I did, I put my seal on them.</p>
<p>(The bag was shewn to Mr. and Mrs. Parker.)</p>
<p>Mr. Parker. There is a waistcoat and a damask table-cloth that is mine.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Parker.) See if there is a black silk cloak trimmed with lace? - A. It is mine, I have wore that cloak seven years.</p>
<p>Q. What is the worth of it now? - A. It is worth three guineas now.</p>
<p>Q. Are there four yards of black sarcenet, and a piece of muslin? - A. Yes, and four shifts.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the piece of muslin? - A. Yes, I have made a frock out of it; I had that remnant left.</p>
<p>Q. There is a table-cloth and petticoat? - A. They are all mine.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was returning home, and as I was passing by that house, one came out and pushed me down, and before I got up again, I was seized by Mr. Brooks; I do not know any thing at all about it.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Hotham.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. How much? - A. Seventeen ounces; he said very low to himself, O Christ, when I found it; I believe it was the Company's tea; I saw him in the yard, and there I searched him; he was coming out of the warehouse.</p>
<p>- LAURENCE sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. I am an officer, and was sent for; I have had the tea in my custody ever since; it is black tea; I had it in a canvas bag.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>THOMAS-STALLARD PENOYREE sworn. - I know nothing but what the witnesses have told you; I never saw the box in my life; the value of it, as charged to customers, is eighteen shillings.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I have been out of work for some time; I met a man in the Borough; he asked me if I was willing to earn a shilling; he told me if I would carry that box to the Ten Bells, in Spitalfields, he would give me a shilling.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. Have you any partners? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You say you have known this man for about two years and a half? - A. I have known him from a lad.</p>
<p>Q. There are two persons of the name of Hinton - how long have they been with you? - A. One has been about twelve months, and the other about six months.</p>
<p>Q. Have neither of those been turned away from you? - A. I discharged
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<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. Was it any thing regarding his dishonesty? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Were you on Saturday the 4th instant, with other servants, waiting at the accompting-house to be paid? - A. Yes, between seven and eight in the evening; I was waiting in a place called the Stone-kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any stacks of copper in that kitchen? - A. There were four stacks of copper in that kitchen; the prisoner was the 4th person in the list to be called; he went out, and missed his call.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner do any thing? - A. I saw him take a cake of copper up in both his hands, and put it under his coat, and going out of the door he struck against the door-post, which threw his coat back; I saw the copper quite plain.</p>
<p>Q. How many persons were there when you saw him take it away? - A. There were seven men and seven boys; I mentioned it to
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You first of all saw him take 84 lb. of copper? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How many saw him take it besides you? - A. Only three.</p>
<p>Q. I understood you to say that seven men and seven boys were there that saw him take the copper? - A. No, I said they were waiting to be paid.</p>
<p>Q. How far were they from the stack? - A. As far as I am from you.</p>
<p>Q. They had an opportunity of seeing it - whether they did or not, you know not? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. In consequence of what Powell said to you, what did you see the prisoner do? - A. Powell called to me, and told me the prisoner was ratling the copper about on the stack; I saw him try to lift the copper up; he lifted it up, but did not take it away; some time after I saw him take it up, and put it under his coat, and running by the door, he struck the copper against the doorpost; the flap of his coat flew back; I saw the copper quite plain.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. There were many more men and boys there besides you and Powell? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.They might have seen all this as well as you? - A. They might have seen as well as us, if they had been looking towards it, it was plain enough.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived with your master? - A. About eight months.</p>
<p>Q. How long has your brother? - A. I can speak only for myself.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You have not been on very good terms with the prisoner? - A. I do not know but we were.</p>
<p>Q. He never made any complaint to your master of you? - A. Not as I have known.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect your being discharged from your master? - A. Yes; I was discharged one evening, and went to work the next day.</p>
<p>Q. Were not you kicked out of the yard for quarrelling with that man? - A. I was.</p>
<p>Jury. (To Powell.) Q. How high were the stacks of copper? - A. They were about three feet from the ground.</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence, but called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q.Could that have been? - A. No; I was very particular in it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. I understood, you let your warpers take a number of bobbins away to work them up at their houses; now, suppose last Wednesday she had so many bobbins, she ought to bring them back perhaps on Saturday, and perhaps they may not bring them home till Monday; they may not always bring them home at the exact time? - A. They always do, or should do.</p>
<p>Q. Now the bobbins that she had in her pocket, she might be mistaken as to the time, whether it was a fortnight, or three weeks, or two months; when you went to look at the bag, was the mouth of the bag next the scale? - A. I cannot say; Mr. Titford shook the bag before I could notice it.</p>
<p>Q. Whether they were at the top at first, you cannot say, Mr. Titford might have shook them to the bottom; was the mouth of the bag open or shut? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Court. Q. How much does your scale hold? - A. It will hold two hundred bobbins very well, without any danger of falling out.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Q. Was any white silk delivered to the prisoner? - A. About two months before.</p>
<p>Court. Q. When you deliver the silk, you weigh it out to your workwomen, and when they bring it back, you weigh it again? - Yes, but we are not particular to half an ounce, and sometimes they keep it a week; we give them another day, when they cannot finish it.</p>
<p>Q. You do not give them two months? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. On the prisoner being brought to the room where you were, did you see any white silk that was found in her pocket? - A. Yes, five bobbins of white silk.</p>
<p>Q. You then went and examined the bag? - A. I took the bag up with both my hands, and opened the bag at the counter; I opened the bag, and said, here they are, and took out five bobbins of black and one of white silk.</p>
<p>Q. Was your scale like any thing full? - A. No, the scale is a very large scale, it is totally impossible; (Mr. Titford looks at the bobbins, and identifies them); the value of the six bobbins found in the bag is about six shillings, the value of the five bobbins of white silk found in her pocket about three shillings.</p>
<p>Q. You do not sell any silk in that unmanufactured state? - A. Never in that state.</p>
<p>The prisoner called six witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. How long have you lived in the service of Mr. Appleton? - A. Eight months.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose you have lived with the prisoner on good terms? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You never reckoned the number of bottles? - A. No; I put the bottle-rack to rights; after I found there was a great number gone, I mentioned it to the gardener, and the gardener told my master.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Have you a partner? - A. Yes, his name is Myer-
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<p>Q. Have you an apprentice? - A. Yes, his name is
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<p>Q. Do you recollect sending him to fetch or carry a watch-case? - A. I did not send him, I believe my partner did; I heard nothing of it till I heard the case was found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-19-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am an apprentice to the last witness and his partner: On Tuesday, the 7th of February, about half past one o'clock I believe, I was sent to one of our men of the name of Smith, he lives in Holborn, for a gold inside
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<p>Q. Are you sure that you had felt it in your pocket on going into your grandmother's garden-gate? - A. Yes, I put my hand in, and felt it.</p>
<p>Q. When you went home from your grandmother's, did you never put your hand in to feel it was safe? - A. No, I had my two brothers arm in arm with me; I never told my master; then I got another made to supply its place.</p>
<p>Q. What was the value of the gold box? - A. The original value of the gold box lost was five pounds seventeen shillings; the one I got made cost five pounds five shillings and ninepence.</p>
<p>Q. What was the weight of the one lost? - A. This one I had made was the weight of the other lost - one ounce three penny-weights; I had no conversation with the prisoner after that.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Q. When you came down stairs to me, it was on Wednesday? - A. It was on Tuesday.</p>
<p>Prisoner. (To Court.) He asked me whether I had such a thing as a gold box; I asked him if he had lost one; he could not tell whether he had lost one, or no.</p>
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<p>Q. You don't know when it was? - A. No; to the best of my knowledge it is about five weeks ago or thereabouts; it was in two pieces, it was not rivetted; I took it to the Maidenhead public-house, Battle-bridge, two days after, and asked the landlord if he had seen an advertisement of a gold watch case; he said, no, have you found one; I said, no; there was a gentleman in the house reading the newspaper, and I shewed it to him. After that, I took it home again, and kept it there for three or four days; I sold it at last to a Jew in Chancery-lane for one guinea and a half. I brought the money home to my wife; I never saw the prisoner after that till I saw her at Hatton-garden.</p>
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<p>- GOODALL sworn. - I am a constable, and was sent for to Mrs. Tobias's: I searched the prisoner there, and found nothing upon her but one halfpenny; I asked her what she had done with the gold box; she said she had sold it to three Jews for a one pound note.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the Blue-lion public-house, in Gray's-Inn-lane - did you go by that way? - A. No, I did not go near it; I went down Rosoman's-row.</p>
<p>Q. On going home that night to Bell-dock, Wapping, did you go near Gray's-Inn-lane? - A. I went right down the City-road.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I found this gold box case, on the first beginning of the snow, in Gray's-Inn-lane; I have no witnesses at present, but I expect a lady and gentleman soon.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Had you seen them that evening yourself? - A. I really cannot say, because there are so many; I am clear he took them from up stairs, because I followed him down stairs directly; I asked him what he was going to do with them; he said he wanted two or three.</p>
<p>Q. Could he hold six dozen of spoons in his hand? - A. Yes; they are papered up, and tied. (Produces them.)</p>
<p>Q. They are new spoons - do you know them to be your mistress's? - A. They never were used; I know they are our make.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of them? - A. I cannot tell, Mr. Anderson can.</p>
<p>- ANDERSON sworn. - (Looks at the spoons, and identifies them.) They are worth two shillings.</p>
<p>Q. You are the son of Mrs. Anderson, the widow? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you in partnership with her? - A.No. I sent the last witness down after him, and saw him brought up; the last witness brought the spoons to me at my writing-desk, and said he took them away from George, the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Q. Were you at home on the night of the 17th of January? - A. I was; I fastened the wash-house door about ten o'clock: I did not get up the next morning till about eight o'clock; the wash-house adjoins the house; there is a little loft above it, tiled over.</p>
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<p>Q. What table-cloth was it? - A. A large one.</p>
<p>Q. What did she say about the watchman? - A. She said she left the bundle of dirty things with the watchman the night before, because she was so tired; I pawned the table-cloth in Long-Acre for 8 s. and gave her the money.</p>
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<p>(Mr. Martin looks at the articles stolen, and identifies them all, excepting the cloaks; values them at between 4 and 5 l.)</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.</p>
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<p>- SMITH sworn. - The prisoner was my bookbinder; I was informed there was some money missing in the till; I sent for an officer, and desired the prisoner to be brought in to me; I told him if he would acknowledge the fact I would forgive him, and let him go about his business.</p>
<p>Q. You had no mark on your money or notes, that you should know them? - A. No.</p>
<p>Court. There is no evidence against the prisoner; what the prisoner said, was after Smith had said he would forgive him, if he would acknowledge the fact, if he would tell the truth; after that I cannot hear of any confession that he had made; he must be acquitted.</p>
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<p>Q. What makes you suspect the prisoner? - A. I do not know who took it away; I never saw the prisoner before I saw him in custody.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find the watch? - A. I recovered the watch at a pawnbroker's, Mr. Turner's, near Golden-square.</p>
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<p>(The watch produced, and Mr. Tibbs identified it.)</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with the prisoner when he pledged this watch? - A. On the evening of the 14th of January the prisoner came to redeem some articles of wearing-apparel; he shewed me a metal watch which is now produced in Court; there was a woman with him.</p>
<p>Q. Who produced that watch to you? - A. I cannot take upon me to say; the prisoner gave it me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You will not take upon you to swear whether the man or the woman pulled it out of their pocket? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. At the time the watch was produced to you, did not the prisoner say the watch belonged to the woman? - A. I cannot take upon me to say.</p>
<p>Q. After the prisoner had pledged it, did he not return to your shop? - A. Yes; in consequence of a ham that was left at our shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-24-person250" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am an officer; the last witness came to the office, in consequence of a hand-bill left there; I went down with him to his shop, and waited there for the prisoner; when he came, I took him into custody; I took him to the office; there he told me that he had it from his sister, Mrs. Simmons, in Swallow-street; the Magistrate desired me to go and see if there was such a person; I went from one end of the street to the other, but could find no such person.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. The pawnbroker knows very well my sister lives in the neighbourhood; I told him my sister pledged things there; my sister found this watch; I and my sister went there on Saturday night; she has used the house twelve years; I asked him what the watch was worth; I thought it was gold; he said no, it was worth about 2 l. I pledged it for 1 l. 10 s. and gave my sister the money
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<p>(The prisoner called two witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you challenge him with the cloak? - A. I told him that I had missed a cloak, and I had suspicion that he had got it; he said, if you will overlook it, I will make it good to you; I asked him in what manner; he said I will work it out; I told him that was a plain proof that he had taken the cloak; I told the boy to go and fetch an officer immediately.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see your cloak afterward? - A. The same afternoon, at one Mrs. Bark's, a gingerbread and pastrycook's shop, in Shoreditch.</p>
<p>- MESSENGER sworn. - I know the prisoner: I searched him and found nothing; I know him to be a dishonest character; he told me he had nothing about him that would lead to a discovery, for he had sold it; I then asked him if he would go with me and shew me where; he then shewed me Mrs. Bark's house; I asked Mrs. Bark if she had bought a cloak of him; she said she had; she shewed me the cloak; I shewed it to the prosecutor; he knew it to be his.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing about this cloak? - A. I saw it first on Tuesday night; my maid was standing at the door, with a child; the prisoner asked my maid, if she had lost a cloak; she said no, have you found one; he said I will sell you one; my maid looked at it, and called me to look at it; she had it on the counter when I came, and the prisoner was standing by her; he said, when I came, he wished to sell it; I said perhaps you may hear of an owner; I told him he might leave it till the morning; he said I might as well give him 5 s. then and 5 s. in the morning, which I did.</p>
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<p>Q.(To North.) Are you sure it is your cloak? - A. I am sure of it; it is an old fashioned cloak.</p>
<p>The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner there? - A. Yes; and another woman; they sat alongside of me, in the same box; I staid there about half an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any discourse with her? - A. We drank out the one pot of beer; she asked me what I had got in my pocket; there was another man there that called her sister.</p>
<p>Q. Did she sit next to you? - A.She did.</p>
<p>Q. How came she to ask what you had got in your pocket? - A. I cannot tell; one of the men said, can you give me change for a seven-shilling piece; I said I would if I had it; I looked at my money, and saw I had not silver enough; when I put the pot to my head to drink, I perceived her hand in my pocket; I turned round and seized her; I told her she had took my money away; then she knocked me down, and the other woman gave me a smack of the face, and before I got up they ran away; they had taken my feather out of my hat;
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<p>Q. Were you sober? - A. I was quite sober; I had not drank above two pints the whole day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever get your handkerchief and money again? - A. No, I did not, nor my feather; I went back to the house to enquire if they had found the feather; these two men that were sitting with them threatened me, so I left the house; when I went up to the Office, she knocked me down before the Magistrate, for which he ordered her to go backwards.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you find any thing on her? - A. I never searched her; I left that to the officer of the night.</p>
<p>Q. So that between you and the officer of the night she never was searched? - A. She never was.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I do not know any thing about the money; I was at the bar drinking a glass of gin, and saw this man and a woman quarrel with one another; that woman knocked this man down, and the woman went out, and this man went out after the woman, and as I was at the bar, he gave charge of me instead of the woman; he took me to the watch-house; I thought he would not come the next day; he went next morning to the Justice; he knocked me down, and said he lost his feather; I never knew any thing about the money or the man in my life.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr.
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<p>Q. Could you undertake to say whether it was not, before the young man brought her back into your shop, laying there before she came in? - A. I am sure it was not, I looked all about there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see where she took it from? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Was there any body else in the shop? - A. No customer but the prisoner; I went up to state the circumstance to Mr. Brooks; it was found when I came down.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I went to buy a piece of muslin, and four yards of white tape, I gave one shilling and seven-pence for them. I was not gone out of the shop when they called me back; they wished me to turn out my pockets; I said, gentlemen, look among the muslins; they looked there, and found it; there was a woman in the shop at the same time.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>(The Prosecutor looks at the pot, and identifies it.)</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you see the man stopped? - A. No, but I know it was the prisoner that took the silver from me.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was the prisoner? - A. When he took the silver from me, I ran after him a little while, and then I was afraid to go further after him; I am sure the prisoner is the person who took it from me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. It was pretty dark at that time of night? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had never seen the person before? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. There were a great many people in the street at that time? - A. No, not a great many about then.</p>
<p>Q. The man that snatched the parcel of flatted silver from off your shoulder, you never saw his face, he was behind you? - A. No, but I saw his handkerchief; he had a Belcher handkerchief on round his neck.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see the face of the person till he was in custody? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You could not see his face, nor any thing else, till he was taken into custody? - A. I did see his handkerchief.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. It was dark at this time? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You saw him throw the silver away? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you stop and pick it up, silver is worth while picking up? - A. I thought it was best to pursue him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. As I was coming down Jewin-street, I heard the cry of, stop thief! I ran after the man, and as I ran, a gentleman laid hold of me, (just before a man ran past me, and threw a bag away) I was taken to the Bull's Head, and from there to the Compter; the man that ran past me had a great coat on; he threw a parcel or something away; I did not know what it was at the time; I had a bird's-eye handkerchief on; I had not a Belcher one on.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What had you in your cart on the 19th of January? - A. I had two bags of Spanish wool, which I brought from Seacoal-lane to
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<p>Q. What quantity? - A. A pound and three quarters; I have it here; we took him to Giltspur-street Compter.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner cut the bag? - A. He did for what I know; I did not see any body cut it on the road.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was your watch ever found again? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose sight of him while he ran round the pens? - A. No, I never lost sight of him from the time he took the watch till he was taken, I am sure of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever look after the watch? - A. Not much; we had a link, but we could not find it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before? - A. I think I knew him by sight.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I am innocent; there were two other boys; I would wish to have them come up, and hear what they would say.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. He was not selling oranges there? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any other people besides him and you that saw him there? - A. Not many, I suppose a dozen; I was not a yard off him, from the time he threw the bag down till he was taken.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Are you sure you took notice of it then? - A. No, I read the bill of goods afterwards.</p>
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<p>Q.(To Moore.) Look at the direction? - A. This is the direction I put upon it; I left this truss with this direction and this bill of goods; I delivered it to the book-keeper at the Bull in Leadenhall-street; there are two pieces of huckaback linen, forty yards each.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18040215-33-off176 t18040215-33-crimeloc179"/>: On the 31st of January last, one of my squares of glass in my shop-window was cut, and two cards of black lace were taken from thence; I knew nothing of it till near four or five minutes after it was gone; a lad came in, and told me the circumstance. I put the lace in the window in the morning; the square of glass had a crack in it for many years, but not nigh where the lace was put; when I was informed of it, I looked at the window, and saw the glass had been cut with something, and the old crack was remaining.</p>
<p>Q. How long was the hole? - A. About five or six inches long, and about two inches wide; it was long enough to put the hand in, in this direction, (showing how); I and the lad pursued them, and took them; we searched them, but did not find the lace.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. What time did it happen? - A. On the 31st of January, near five o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dark? - A. Quite dark out of doors.</p>
<p>Q. Was it dark enough, if you had seen me at the door, that you would have known me? - A. Certainly I should have known you, or any man, at my door at that time, or any time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-33-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am an apprentice to Mr. Saunders, a cabinet-maker, in Crown-street, Finsbury-square.</p>
<p>Q. How old are you? - A. I was sixteen last November: I was going of an errand for my master, and coming back, about five o'clock, I saw these two boys standing at the post, the corner of Union-street, Bishopsgate-street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know these two boys before? - A. Yes, I had seen them playing before; when they stood at the post, they were wrangling with each other who should go and take it; the biggest said
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180402150025"/>to the youngest, you go; and the youngest said, I will not go, you go; the biggest went forward, and put his hand in the window, and took out one card of lace, and put it under the left side of his coat; in about a minute after, while the man went round to put up the shutter, he put his hand in a second time; I did not see him take any thing then; there were three of them got together; then they ran up towards Bishopsgate-church; I am sure these are the two boys.</p>
<p>Q. How close were you to these two boys? - A. I was close to them when they took the lace, I have seen them frequently; there are a number of them tossing up from morning to night in the Broad-place, Petticoat-lane; I have seen the prisoners with them when I have been going to dinner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You have told us you see a great many boys playing? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not heard there is a reward, if you convict them? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to swear that you do not know that there is a forty pounds reward for the conviction of a person that breaks open a house? - A. No, never.</p>
<p>Q. You had never been playing with them, I dare say? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. It was so light, that you were able to see the boys? - A. No, not at a great distance, but I had seen them before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18040215-33-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am an officer, and was sent for on the 31st of January; I searched both the prisoners, and found nothing on them but a knife on each.</p>
<p>Q.(To Hall.) Where is your house? - A. The corner of Union-street, Bishopsgate-street, in Bishopsgate parish.</p>
<p>Bottomley's defence. I was never in that gentleman's house in my life.</p>
<p>The prisoner, Isaacs, did not say any thing in his defence, nor called any witnesses.</p>
<p>Bottomley called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
<p>Bottomley, GUILTY.</p>
<p>Isaacs, GUILTY.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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