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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090001"/>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 9th of JANUARY, 1805, and following Days,
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person2"> LORD MAYOR
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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="180501090002"/>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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<interp inst="f18050109-1-person3" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , LORD-MAYOR of the City of LONDON; Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person17" type="jurorName"> William Parsons
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person18" type="jurorName"> William Allen
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person19" type="jurorName"> Robert Lawson
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person26" type="jurorName"> Edward Ball
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person27" type="jurorName"> John Fisher
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person28" type="jurorName"> Charles Willis
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person29" type="jurorName"> Charles Lambert
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<persName id="f18050109-1-person33" type="jurorName"> William Martin
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Mr. Alley, Counsel for the prosecution, declining to offer any evidence, the prisoner was</p>
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<p>It appearing in evidence that the lead was the property of a Mr. Spence, a plumber, and not of Messrs. Perry's of Blackwall, the prisoner was</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>- OGILVY sworn. - I was present when the last witness searched the prisoner; I know no more than he has stated.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mr. Labrow.) Had you any quantity of jalap in your warehouse? - A. I had.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I picked it up after the things were taken away.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I was as sober as I am now, it is all spite, I will not excuse my prosecutor; I asked her to lend me some halfpence, and she said she had none; she gave me the cap to pawn, and when I had pawned it I received a shillingsworth of halfpence for it, and she followed me and knocked me down; she knocked the halfpence out of my hand and set me a bleeding.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mrs. Lambdin.) Is there any truth in this story? - A. Not the least.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. In whose house do you lodge? - A.
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<p>Q. Was the trunk locked? - A. No it was not.</p>
<p>Q. What did it contain? - A. A coat, two pair of breeches, two waistcoats, two pair of stockings, four neck-handkerchiefs, a pocket Bible, and my hat was also taken away, there was other property taken, but that belonged to the landlord; there was nearly three yards of linen, and a pair of slings.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever find any of them again? - A. Yes; in a few days there was a neck handkerchief and the slings found in the apartment of the prisoner; I was with the constable at the time they were found, at No. 9, King-street, Seven-dials.</p>
<p>Q. What was the value of your coat? - A. Two pounds; I had had it about three months, it cost me two pounds eighteen shillings; the two waistcoats are worth ten shillings, two pair of breeches, a guinea and a half, the stockings four shillings, the Bible five shillings, the linen-cloth five shillings, and the slings, I suppose, sixpence.</p>
<p>Q. What reason have you to suppose this woman stole them? - A. She was not known to the house.</p>
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<p>Q. How do you know they were her apartments? - A. She told me she lived there in the name of Robson; and she likewise told me her name was Ralph, she lived in a two pair of stairs back room; I searched the room, and found this neck-handkerchief, marked A T; the prosecutor found some slings in the same room; I tried the young man's lock, and among the twelve keys I found these two that opened the door. (Produces them.)</p>
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<p>Q. How came you to go there? - A. By the duplicates found in her room.</p>
<p>Denight. I found the duplicate in her apartment among ninety others, (produces it); I went with Gregory to the pawnbroker's, and found a piece of linen pawned for three shillings.</p>
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<p>Q. Who pawned that linen with you? - A. It was pawned on the 29th of November in the name of
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<p>Q.(To Thorburn.) Look at those articles? - A. This neck handkerchief is mine, and the braces are mine; one of the buckles was wanting, and that part was cut to go over the button of my breeches, and the linen I know to be mine; it was sent to me from Scotland by my mother, cut off the web; I know it by the quantity and the quality; I have been in the habit of wearing my mother's linen all my life.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. The linen is my own, I have a pair of sheets of the same now in pledge; the handkerchief was left in my room by a person that slept with me; I know nothing about the name of the person that left it; the duplicates are all my own, they have been advertised, and nobody has come forward to own any thing; I have three small children, and am pregnant now.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<p>Second Count. For like offence, the property of
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q.(To Perry.) Did you find the pocket-book? - A. No, my lad found the pocket-book.</p>
<p>Q.(To Read.) You found the pocket-book - what did you do with it? - A. I gave it to my mistress, and she gave it to my master.</p>
<p>Q.(To Perry.) What did you do with the pocket-book? - A. I gave it at Shadwell office to
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<interp inst="t18050109-7-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. Did you buy any fowls about Christmas day? - A. I bought five of the prisoner, I paid him twenty-pence a fowl.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say how he came by them? - A. No; I heard the prisoner was taken into custody; I went to Shadwell office; I returned four to Mr. Perry.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him before? - A. About a fortnight before I bought five, but I killed one.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how he got his living? - A. By dealing in fowls; I heard him say so, and that he brought them from Berwick upon Tweed.</p>
<p>(The fowls produced and identified by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>- GOLDSMITH sworn. - I am a constable: I produce the property, and a duplicate of a cloak.</p>
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<p>(The property produced and identified by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was in distress when I took them, and hope you will have mercy on me.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<p>There were Three other Counts, varying the manner of charging the offence.</p>
<p>(The indictment was opened by Mr. Alley; and the case stated by Mr. Gurney.)</p>
<p>MISS JENKINS sworn. - Examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Are you any relation to Mr. Crabtree? - A. I am cousin to Mrs. Crabtree.</p>
<p>Q. Had they a house in Thayer-street, Manchester-square? - A. Yes, No. 11.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know Mr. Crabtree's Christian name? - A. Richard.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of any furniture being sent into that house for his use? - A. Yes, on the 19th of October.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember going on Saturday, the 20th of October, and what furniture did you see in the parlour? - A. Some bolsters and pillows, some bed furniture, and some beds.</p>
<p>Q. When you left the house, you left these behind you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. After the prisoner had been taken up, did you go into the house? - A. I went in, and found that they had been robbed.</p>
<p>Q. Was it on the same day, or the next day? - A. The night of the same day, Saturday.</p>
<p>Q. In consequence of any suspicion that you and Mrs. Wilson had, did you sit watching in a house opposite? - A. Yes, Mr. Williamson's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any persons go into Mr. Crabtree's house? - A. Yes, two men; I saw them go in with a key.</p>
<p>Q. In consequence of that, did you and Mrs. Wilson do any thing? - A. Mrs. Wilson went down; I observed her cross over, and knock at Mr. Crabtree's door; I observed the door open, but did not see any thing else.</p>
<p>- WILLIAMSON sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. It was at your house that Mrs. Wilson and Miss Jenkins were watching the house of Mr. Crabtree? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When Mrs. Wilson and Miss Jenkins came out of the house to go over to Mr. Crabtree's, did you follow them? - A. I followed Mrs. Wilson; she knocked, I was at that time close to the step of the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did any person or persons come out of the house? - A. Two men came out of the house.</p>
<p>Q. One of those men, I believe, made his escape? - A. One ran to the right, and the other to the left; the man who ran to the right was the prisoner at the bar, whom I immediately fixed my eye upon.</p>
<p>Q. Did any thing pass when he came out of the house? - A. I saw him make a blow at Mrs. Wilson, she was standing by the door.</p>
<p>Q. After he had made that blow at Mrs. Wilson, which way did he take his course? - A. He ran immediately towards Hind-street, and he had not got above twenty yards before he was stopped by a gentleman, who seized him, I was then crying stop thief.</p>
<p>Q. Did that gentleman keep hold of him? - A. Only for a minute; he got away from him, he made a double across the street, and whether the gentleman struck him or not, I do not know, but the prisoner fell down in the middle of the street; he got up again, and kept on my side of the way back again, opposite to No. 11; he then turned a corner into William-street, which is within one door of where I live; I pursued him, crying stop thief; I never lost sight of him, I saw him stopped in Marybone-lane by several people.</p>
<p>Q. What time was this? - A. About seven, or half past seven, in the evening.</p>
<p>Q. Did he get away from those persons by whom he was then surrounded? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then from the moment of his leaving the house till he was apprehended, you never lost sight of him? - A. No, I am very sure he is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-9-person121" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Alley. Q. What are you? - A. A merchant, in Crutched-friars: On the 20th of October last, I was passing through Thayer-street, Manchester-square.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner, do you remember having seen him there? - A. Yes, I saw him first coming out of the house, No. 11; I observed him make a violent blow at a lady, who was at the door; he immediately ran towards Hind-street, he passed so close by me, that I seized him.</p>
<p>Q. Was the purpose for which you seized him to apprehend him? - A. Yes; he struggled, and made a blow at my head, which I avoided, and he fell.</p>
<p>Q. What did he attempt to strike you with? - A. I saw that he had something in his hand, but could not then discern what it was; I afterwards saw that it was an iron crow.</p>
<p>Q. Did he escape? - A. I returned the blow, and he fell; he got up again, and turned, and escaped for a moment; I pursued him down two small streets, and kept sight of him till I saw Chantry at the door of his own house; I called out to him, stop thief, stop him; Chantry then laid hold of him immediately, I told Chantry to take care, for he had an iron in his hand; Chantry looked round, and in a few moments afterwards he lifted up his hand, and made a violent blow at
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<p>Q. Did you then see what that iron was? - A. Yes, it was a crow; it was delivered to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-9-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Where do you live? - A. At No. 33, Marybone-lane.</p>
<p>Q. On the evening of Saturday, the 20th of October, did you hear any cry of stop thief? - A. Very much indeed.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do upon hearing that cry? - A. I ran out, and saw this gentleman pursuing a man, and singing out stop thief.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do? - A. I stepped over the way to meet the man; as I came up on one side the pavement, he stepped on the other; he fell down, and I caught hold of him.</p>
<p>Q. For what purpose did you catch hold of him? - A. Because I heard the cry of stop thief, to apprehend him; I led him along very quietly forty or fifty yards, Mr. Holford told me there was something in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look to see whether he had any thing in his hand? - A. Not to my recollection; he struck me at the corner of William-street with a piece of iron, and I was taken to the Hospital. Twelve or fourteen pieces of bone have been taken out of my head, and there are more pieces coming out.</p>
<p>Q. Had you hold of him at the time he so struck you? - A.I still continued to have hold of him.</p>
<p>Q. Upon this, did any person come up to your assistance? - A. Yes, a butcher of the name of Snowden; I told him he had got something very hard, that he had struck me upon the head very hard, and two of them got it out of his hand.</p>
<p>Q. What did it prove to be? - A. An iron crow; me and the butcher conveyed him to the watch-house together; I was taken to the Hospital, and was there five weeks and three days.</p>
<p>Q. You were under the care of Mr. Parroquet, the surgeon? - A. No, Mr. Harwood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-9-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You are an officer belonging to the Police-Office, at Marlborough-street? - A. Yes; I had this crow delivered to me by the watch-housekeeper, Moay, at Marlborough-street, in the presence of Snowden. (Produces it.)</p>
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<p>Q.(To Boyd.) Did you try if the crow would fit any impression upon the house? - A. Yes, I examined the house all over, and found no mark that corresponded, but a mark upon the second floor front room door; it had been attempted to be opened, and the impressions exactly corresponded with the crow; it was not opened.</p>
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<p> Q.
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<interp inst="t18050109-9-person126" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was under your care? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was the injury he had received likely to be produced by an instrument like this? - A. Nothing more likely; a portion of the bone was cut away from the skull, it was cut in a strait line, about as broad as a goose's quill, three quarters of an inch long and very deep, as if it was done by such an instrument as that; it made an incision into the bone, there was a complete piece taken out, as if it had been sawed out as it were; the scalp that covers the bone was very much torn; besides the fracture, there was a wound on the side of the head, and after examining that wound, the bone was discovered with a piece of it cut out, a slit in the bone as if from a violent blow; you may form some idea of it, by cutting off a piece of a goose's quill.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did it appear to be broke off, or cut out? - A. Cut out.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I was very much intoxicated, and did not know that I had struck any person.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18050109-10-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You married the daughter of the prisoner? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been married to her? - A. Rather more than eight years.</p>
<p>Q. Where did the prisoner live? - A. In Wheeler-street, almost opposite Flower-de-luce-court, I do not rightly know the number.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house did he lodge at? - A. The top room of the house.</p>
<p>Q. Who lived with him there? - A. His wife and the deceased, but the wife had separated from him the day before this transaction happened; there was no other person that lived with him, excepting the child Sally, the deceased; there had been a daughter-in-law, but not at this time.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner? - A. A
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<p>Q. Was Sally employed in the branch in which the father was engaged, in quilling? - A. She was.</p>
<p>Q. On the 18th of December, the day of this transaction, what time of the day did you first see Mitchell? - A. About nine o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day did you first see Sally? - A. About half past twelve, as near as I can recollect.</p>
<p>Q. That was when she was dead? - A. It was.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090008"/>Q. You have said you saw Mitchell about nine, how soon after did you see him again? - A. Not till night; I heard him on the stairs, as near as I can recollect, about ten; he was coming up to my apartment, at my house in Hare-street.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see him in his house? - A. No, not at that time; I saw him on the stairs of my house at ten o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Q. How long was Mitchell with you when you saw him at your house? - A. I do not imagine that he was with me more than ten minutes, or a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. Did any thing pass relative to this business during the time he was with you? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How soon in the day, on the 18th of December, did you go to the lodgings of the prisoner? - A. About half past twelve.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go there at half past twelve? - A. I had been to my master's warehouse with my work; on my returning, I went up to their apartment, knowing they had been separated the day before, and when I came into the place, I was so shocked, I cannot tell hardly whether the door was shut or open, I saw the deceased lying in her blood.</p>
<p>Q. Seeing her lie in her blood, how did it appear to you? - A. I cannot say that I saw any thing more than the child lying in her blood.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any wound? - A. I did not see any wound.</p>
<p>Q. Were any of her clothes lying about the room? - A. They seemed to be all on as far as I observed.</p>
<p>Q. Now when you observed this poor girl Sally lying in the wretched state in which she then was, what did you do? - A. I went down to the next floor to a woman that lived in the two-pair of stairs room.</p>
<p>Q. Her name is Nicholls? - A. So I have understood since, I acquainted her with it; I had some of my master's property about me, and that I carried home.</p>
<p>Q. After speaking to Mrs. Nicholls, did you see the child again or Mitchell on that day? - A. I did not see Mitchell again, but I saw Sally, the child, again; I returned back to the house.</p>
<p>Q. When you returned back again, did you go up stairs to the prisoner's room? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. The first time that you saw the child, did she appear to you to be dead? - A. I could observe nothing else.</p>
<p>Q. When you went up the second time, you saw Kennedy, the officer, there? - A. Yes, and I went with him to the Office.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the second time the state of the poor girl? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the prisoner again? - A. Not till night, about ten o'clock; I saw him in the room under my room at my lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. Tell us what passed between you and the prisoner when you saw him? - A. I did not say a word, only that he should not come into my apartment.</p>
<p>- NICHOLLS sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. Do you lodge at No. 24, Wheeler-street, Spitalfields? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. That is the same house in which the prisoner lodged in the garret? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house did you occupy? - A. The two-pair of stairs room.</p>
<p>Q. Were you at home on the 18th of December? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You remember Godby coming to you, and giving you some information? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Before he came to you, had you seen Mitchell in the morning? - A. Yes, I heard him about half past eleven o'clock; I went out to market, and when I returned he asked me what it was o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Where was he at the time he asked you what o'clock it was? - A. In his own room; I did not see him, I only heard his voice.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen the girl? - A. No, I only heard her go up.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you hear the girl Sally go up? - A. After school-time, after twelve o'clock, she went to a charity-school, in Spitalfields; I heard her go up stairs.</p>
<p>Court. Q. How do you know it was the child? - A. Only by the step, as usual.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Q. Whether you knew that on the day before the woman had separated from her husband? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see or hear her there on Tuesday? - A. Yes, she had a light of me before eleven o'clock to light her fire.</p>
<p>Q. You heard a step of a child, you supposed it was Sally going up the stairs? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. After you heard Sally go up stairs to her father, when they were in the room did you hear any noise? - A. I heard the quill-wheel go, and I heard the man weaving, I heard the noise of the loom.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after you heard the girl, as you supposed, at the quill-wheel, and the man weaving, that Godby came in? - A. Not above half an hour, as I supposed.</p>
<p>Q. When Godby came to you, he gave you some information, and you went up stairs? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you heard any body go down stairs before Godby came to you? - A. Before Godby came, I thought I heard a woman go down stairs, and I thought I heard a man's foot; I saw neither of them, I did not open the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing else before Godby came? - A. No, a man knocked at my door, I asked who was there.</p>
<p>Q. It turned out to be Godby? - A. Yes, he went up with me; I stood upon the top of the
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<p>Q. Did you observe at that time, or any future time, the wound? - A. No; I called out, murder! to Mr. Byron, my landlord, he came up, but I was afraid to go any further.</p>
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<p>Q. The prisoner occupied the garret? - A. He did.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose you know no more of it, than you saw the state in which the deceased lay? - A. I went up stairs, and took the child by the hand; I immediately put my feet across the body and lifted her up by the waist, and her head went one way, and the gash appeared to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing else? - A. I then gave the alarm that her throat was cut, and desired some persons to go for a surgeon, and for the father, who, I supposed, was at the Elder-tree public-house, just by; I then looked round the room to see if I could observe any instrument, but I could not observe any; I then saw the quill-wheel all bloody, and a track of blood to the body; I left the child in the same situation I found her, with her head towards the door, and her feet towards the fire, her cap was lying on the ground by her, and was all over blood; and she and I were all over blood.</p>
<p>Q. You say you did not observe any razor at that time? - A. No, nor any other; I know no more about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-10-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. What are you? - A. I am a journeyman broad-silk weaver.</p>
<p>Q. You know the prisoner? - A. Yes; eighteen years back.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him on the 18th of December, between the hours of twelve and one? - A. Yes; he came to my apartment, No. 26, Skinner-street, Shoreditch.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Wheeler-street? - A. About a furlong.</p>
<p>Q. Tell us what passed between you, distinctly? - A. I was at work; he knocked at the door, I let him in; he asked me to come down stairs with him, he had something particular to communicate to me; I pointed out to him the inconveniency of leaving my work, and absolutely refused to go unless he would tell me his business; he rejoined, something had happened that day that had never happened before, he should go to Newgate; seeing him in that violent purturbation I reluctantly left my work, anxious to know the cause of it; he went down stairs, and I went down soon after, and found him at the street-door, we went about fifty yards from our door, and with a countenance full of grief he turned round to me, and said, Ned, I shall die; I asked him what was the matter with him, or what had happened, thinking there might be a degree of illness about him: he said, directly, I have killed my Sally; I asked him if the child was dead; he said, yes, I have cut her head half off. It was a severe cold morning, and he shivered with cold, and desired me to go into a public-house that he might warm himself, and have something to drink; I went with him into the first public-house we came to, which was the Cock and Magpie, in Worship-street; we had a pot of beer, he called for it, and a pipe of tobacco, the landlord filled him a pipe with tobacco; there were three men and a woman, strangers entirely to me, in the tap-room; he said, sit down, I have something to say to you; seeing them strangers I thought it imprudent to speak before them, desiring him, at the same time, if he had any thing to say to me not to say it there; we might be a quarter of an hour there probably, in that place.</p>
<p>Q. Then he did not say any thing there? - A. No; then we went out, and he resumed the discourse; I asked him what he was going to do, and what he meant to do with himself; he said he was going to Sun-Tavern-fields, Wapping, to see two friends of his, who were rope-makers, who would, when he was in prison, allow him a shilling or two; he then asked me when the Sessions would begin, I told him; he said, he should give himself up to Justice, and suffer, with this remark, - what odds will it make to me if they cut me into a thousand pieces, when I go hundreds will go at the same minute; I told him he should not have killed his child; he looked me in the face, and said, I know that, do not you retort on me now, it is done; I accompanied him as far nearly as Whitechapel church, and then shewed him the necessity of my returning to my business, I shook him by the hand, and saw him no more till I saw him at the office before the Magistrate; when the Magistrate sent for me, I gave the same account then, nearly, as I have given now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-10-person134" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You are a watchman? - A. Yes; of Bethnall-green.</p>
<p>Q. Did you apprehend the prisoner? - A. Yes; two men came to our watch-house, and gave information that he was in our street at his daughter's; I went there and apprehended him, and brought him to Bethnal-green watch-house.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing to you? - A. As soon as I saw the man, he said he was the man that was guilty of the murder, and resigned himself up; I delivered him up to the officer of Spitalfields.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know him? - A. I had seen him before; I have known him for these five or six years. Armstrong said, I have seen a razor and a cap today in the possession of Kennedy; do you know you are charged with killing your daughter, and the razor and cap was found in your room; he then answered, with that razor I have often shaved myself, and with that razor I committed the horrid deed; Mr. Armstrong gave the warrant to the officer of the night, and left him in the watch-house; there were no signs of blood about him at that time.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. (To Dellafour.) Q. I would ask you whether, at the time you saw the prisoner, you observed any thing about his person? - A. I forgot to mention that when I was at the public-house, I observed on two of his fingers on one of his hands, a small quantity of blood.</p>
<p>Q. How much do you think? - A. Very trifling, not more than would come from the prick of a pin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-10-person136" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq. sworn. - Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You are one of the Magistrates for the County of Middlesex, and a Police Magistrate for Worship-street? - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner was brought before you to be examined? - A. He was, on Wednesday the 19th of December.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner called upon, after you had examined the evidence against him, to know what he had to say? - A. He was.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing before you? - A. He did; we took that down in writing.</p>
<p>Q. Before you took any thing down in writing from the prisoner giving his account of it, did you caution him with respect to what he should say? - A. I told him the consequence in every point of view, and the use it would be made of after he had signed it, I repeated it several times; and after it was read over to him, he said, it was true what he had signed.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner sign it in your presence? - A. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Look at that paper, and tell me whether that is the confession that you saw him sign? - A. It is; I wrote it myself.</p>
<p>(The prisoner's examination read in Court.)</p>
<p>"Public Office, Worship-street.</p>
<p>"The voluntary confession of
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<p>"I, Samuel-Wild Mitchell, weaver, late of the parish of Christchurch, Spitalfields, now standing at the bar of the Public Office, Worship-street, being fully apprised of my situation by the Magistrate, and through him made perfectly sensible of the nature of this acknowledgment, do make this free and unbiassed confession, which is taken by my own desire. - I, in consequence thereof, state, that I had a daughter, named
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<interp inst="t18050109-10-person140" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , whom I loved with the most ardent affection, which vexed me a great deal; I could not bear the little girl coming to see me as paying me a visit, I resolved that neither my wife nor me should possess her; I seized the moment of the mother going away, when the child was sitting by the fire winding quills; I took the
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<p>Prisoner's defence. My Lord and Gentlemen, I stand here before you a horrid spectacle of misery, of guilt, and of disgrace. I will endeavour to be as collected in my reason as possible, though unhappily for me, at certain times and seasons, I am particularly under heavy pressures of mind, which my wife well knows, and was well aware of it. That I have committed the horrid deed laid to my charge, I have no wish to deny, any more than I have to avoid the dreadful punishment that awaits my guilt, to that I am resigned, nor was it my wish from the unfortunate moment of my crime, to evade justice; but that I committed the deed maliciously against my poor child, who was the victim of my fatal passion, I solemnly deny. I loved my child, and I hope no one will think it was done in malice. I solemnly declare it was not, in the presence of God, before whom I now stand, and before whom I must shortly appear, and whom I hope will direct you and guide you in your decision upon me in the course of this day; for malice I had none, I loved her most tenderly, and love to the child, wishing her not to be from me, strange and perverse as it may seem, is owing chiefly the sad cause that brings me here this day. I am married to a second wife, by whom this was our only daughter; we had long known each other before our marriage, when I was in better days; and when she and I were the wife and husband of others, I thought I could be happy with her, but I did not know the nature and temper of her family; I found afterwards the friends and family with which she was connected, thought her marriage to me degrading. As her family disliked the union, she knew me well, why did not she avoid having me. What has occurred was done through the height of passion and despair, as disputes and controversies had taken place between us for ten years, in which unhappily both were in fault too much so. Those disputes were often carried to a pitch of fury, and what still more exasperated me was, that those she called her friends, always sided with her whether right or wrong; and, what is still worse, they would put their hands to mischief; and many of them, I am sorry to say, were strenuous professors of religious principles. May the Lord forgive them and me, and take me to himself! Our disputes at last ended in a mutual agreement to separate, and the child I so tenderly loved was to go with her mother. This my unhappy temper and feeling could not bear, and led me to the fatal resolution that neither she nor I should have the child, by committing the horrid deed of putting an end to her life, in the manner I have done. I pray God Almighty to forgive me, and to direct you in it, and may this spectacle I now stand be a warning to those who form second marriages, if they meet with double families, to have more love to their duty than giving way to intemperate disputes that may lead them, as they have done me, to acts of desperation and vengeance beyond the controul of reason and reflection! If my wife was present, she could vouch and prove that it was impossible I could ever have deliberately executed such an act; she could vouch that my disposition is not cruel, and that my resolutions have always led me to the side of virtue; but as here I stand, in the presence of God, when unfortunately under agitations of mind or provocations of temper, I am not really the same man at all times, and my weakness, under such circumstances, when I have been under the most resolute purposes for good, have very frequently led me into excesses of frenzy. I have often felt it, and I have wondered at it; in cool moments it has often astonished me how I could do so. There was a circumstance that happened to me at one time; my own business failed me, it has often failed me, and I frequently, when I could get no work at my own business, used to strike out to out-door work; but once in particular when I could get no work, forced by distress to apply for relief at my parish-workhouse, there was something that disappointed me, I had come too late in the day, and because I was disappointed, I broke as many windows as cost the parish four pounds, and yet the parish-officers did not punish me, though they might. I have no more to to say, but I hope God will of his infinite mercy forgive me; I must die a spectacle of sin, disgrace, and horror.</p>
<p>After the Lord Chief Baron had addressed the Jury, the prisoner requested permission to speak again, which was granted immediately by the Court.</p>
<p>Prisoner. There was a single point I have got to mention, which I wish my wife was here, she could attest the truth of what I am going to say; that when I have been the most resolute to good purposes, that frailty and weakness would often prevent it; she was well acquainted with my misery, I have been frequently so, as well as my mother, an old woman, that was sensible, and yet at times she would go the same way; she has often
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>- FULLER sworn. - I produce an apron, a shift, and an handkerchief; I wrote the ticket, but I cannot say that I took them in; I do not know to whom I gave that ticket. (The property produced, and identified by the prosecutrix.)</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I did not take them: On Tuesday, the 4th of December, I was out cutting of wood, as I had no work to do at home; I was not in my stall at all; I am a shoe-maker, and about four o'clock I went home to shut my place, being dark, and there was a coachman in Bond-street waiting for a pair of shoes that I had to mend; I was going with them to his stable-yard, two men followed me; they took hold of me, and said, I must go along with them; they said, they had got the old b - h.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What had he done to your house? - A. The pane of glass was broke, and one part of the silk was out of the window; and the other part was in the hole of the window; it was cut about the middle, but not quite separated.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the glass was whole before? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear it break? - A. I did not hear the window break, I heard the noise at the door, it was quite dark, we had a lamp in the window; I never saw the boy before to my knowledge.</p>
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<p>Court. Q. It was not all out? - A. No, about four yards of it was out.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see whether it was broke when you first went by it? - A. I did not.</p>
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<p>Q.(To Francis.) How near was this roll of silk in the window to the pane of glass that was broke? - A. About the length of this roll.</p>
<p>Q. Whether, by accident of falling, this roll of silk might have broken the glass? - A. It could not have been broke by its falling, and one part of the silk was inside, and the other out, when he was taken; I do not think it could have fell there without a hand being put in.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 13.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Third Count. Stood charged for that he, being in the same dwelling-house, did feloniously steal a Bill of Exchange, value 434 l. 14 s. the property of
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<p>Fourth Count. For feloniously stealing the said monies, Bills of Exchange, and Bank of England notes, the property of Richard and
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<p>Fifth Count. For that he, being in the dwelling-house of
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<p>Sixth Count. For feloniously stealing the said goods, monies, Bank-notes, Bills of Exchange, in the said dwelling-house, laying part of them to be the property of
<persName id="t18050109-14-person174"> Richard Shawe
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<p>Seventh Count. For that he, being in the said dwelling-house, did feloniously steal certain Bills of Exchange, and that he afterwards did burglariously break out of the said dwelling-house, feloniously stealing the goods and chattels respectively mentioned in the third and fourth Counts.</p>
<p>(The indictment was stated by Mr. Watson, and the case by Mr. Gurney.)</p>
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<p>Q. Whose dwelling is that - is it your's exclusively? - A. I am the only person who resides in it, except my own domestic servants.</p>
<p>Q. On the night of the 5th of November last, did any thing happen to that house? - A. On the night of the 5th of November, I was in the office till near eleven o'clock, the clerks had quitted their office about nine o'clock; when the clerks had quitted their office, I was sitting in my office with the door open, and my groom came in, from the door in Tudor-street, to the office.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear the door fastened? - A. I heard the door shut, and the groom came in, and had some conversation with Mr. Le Blanc; I heard Mr. Le Blanc go out, and shut the door.</p>
<p>Q. He went out at the door in Bridge-street? - A. Yes; I went to bed about half past eleven o'clock, I got up the next morning about half past seven o'clock, when I received some information; I went into my own office, and found the uppermost drawer on the right-hand side of the desk broken open, the lock had been attempted to be
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090014"/>forced, and the mahogany that the lock was fastened to had been cut out; they had forced it open by a poker, or some such instrument, and in that part of the mahogany that had been forced away I found this screw, (producing it); I observed on my desk a number of papers that were in the drawer when I went to bed the preceding night; on my examining the drawer, I missed the several articles mentioned in the indictment, and some others.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen this drawer the night before? - A. Yes, I had only occasion to pay money out of the drawer; I had left it locked the preceding night with these articles in it.</p>
<p>Q. Were there a miniature picture set in gold, a pocket compass, a leather bag, and a canvas bag? - A. Yes, and eleven half-guineas; there were more seven-shilling pieces than the number in the indictment, but I am not really certain how many.</p>
<p>Q.Were there any crown-pieces? - A. Yes, and half-crowns, and about three pounds in shillings and sixpences.</p>
<p>Q. Was there a French crown? - A. Yes, and French half-crowns, and there was a foreign coin that passes in the East-Indies, called a Macarony.</p>
<p>Q. Any Bills of Exchange? - A. One of 3007 l. 8 s. 11 d. another for 500 l. another for 434 l. 14 s. another for 100 l. another for 25 l. one for 500 l. and another for 360 l.; three Bank-notes of five pounds each, and two of two pounds each; a great number of one-pound notes, and certainly more than is in the indictment, and one note of twenty pounds.</p>
<p>Q. Whose property were these? - A. The whole of these bills, notes, and cash, were my exclusive property, except five shillings in silver, and a twenty-pound note; and there were two Bills of Exchange, one for 3007 l. 8 s. 11 d. and one for 500 l. were the property of Mr.
<persName id="t18050109-14-person177"> John Shands
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<p>"Pay to
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , or Order, on account of
<persName id="t18050109-14-person179"> James Craigs
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person179" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , deceased." They were remitted to me by Mr. Shands, who was the executor of Mr. Craigs, and payable to me; the bill for 434 l. 14 s. is drawn in my favour, and remitted to me by my late partner, in the island of Jamaica, for the purpose of paying the money to
<persName id="t18050109-14-person180"> Thomas Loosely
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person180" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . If I had received the money, I was to pay it over to
<persName id="t18050109-14-person181"> Thomas Loosely
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<p>Court. Q. When you had received the money, you were to remit it over to
<persName id="t18050109-14-person182"> Thomas Loosely
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<p>Mr. Watson. Q. After you had examined the desk, did you examine any other part of the house? - A. I did; I went to the outside of the house, I could not discover that any force or violence had been used to get into the house.</p>
<p>Court. Q. You could not discover any marks of violence on the doors or windows? - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Watson. Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - A. Yes, he lived with me as footman near twelve months; he quitted my service last July.</p>
<p>Q. Had he an opportunity of seeing what you kept in that desk? - A. I paid him his wages quarterly out of this drawer, and I have many times took money out of this drawer for various purposes to give him.</p>
<p>Q. After this robbery had been committed by somebody, did you obtain a search-warrant? - A. No; I obtained a warrant on the 17th of November, to apprehend the prisoner, Mr. Nalder, the City Marshall, and Mr. Tipper, possessed themselves of it, and another constable: we went to the house of the prisoner, the corner of Suffolk-street, Dirty-lane, in the Borough, the King's-arms public-house.</p>
<p>Q. When you got to that house what did you first do? - A. The constable seized the prisoner, and as soon as he was secured, I desired Mr. Tipper to accompany me; we went up one pair of stairs into the bed-room, and in that room we searched and found a trunk, it was locked, and when we had searched the different parts of the house, I went below; and desired the mother of the prisoner to come up stairs, the key was brought up by Mr. Nalder, and Mr. Tipper unlocked the trunk, I produce the trunk, and the first thing I put my hand upon was a canvas bag, I immediately said, this is mine; the next was the pocket-compass, this compass was in the canvas bag, the ribbon was hanging out of the bag, that was in my desk on the night of the 5th of November; I found this miniature picture in the bag, that was in my desk on the night of the 5th of November; the Bills of Exchange for 3007 l. 8 s. 11 d. for 500 l. for 434 l. 14 s. for 100 l. and one for 25 l. were all in the bag, and this bag I kept the silver in; I did not then examine any further; we found the prisoner's pocketbook, it was opened by Mr. Nalder before the Lord-Mayor, in my presence; and in one of the pockets was this bill for 360 l. which was due, and was in my drawer on the 5th of November.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of that pocket-book? - A. No, it is not my pocket-book.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing else, besides those notes you have mentioned? - A. There were several Bank-notes that were laying in the trunk: there was one of 20 l. two for 5 l. ten of 1 l. each.</p>
<p>Q. I do not know whether you know any thing about these Bank-notes? - A. I do not.</p>
<p>Court. Q. You do not know the number of the notes that were stole? - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. I can trace the numbers of some of the notes by some of the clerks in the Bank, they are found in the book.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any others? - A. Eleven one pound notes, and four two pounds, at the bottom of the trunk, and a snuff-box; there is some coin in
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090015"/>that box similar to what I had; I found also a tobacco-box, it contained guineas, half-guineas, and seven-shilling-pieces; and there were some crowns and half-crowns in this bag, I had just such a bag; there is a medal which I verily believe is the same, but I cannot take upon me to say, and a French crown; and there were two silver salt spoons, they not in the indictment; and there is some linen belonging to the wife of the prisoner; and here is a book of the prisoner's, containing some accounts with his brewer, and other memorandums.</p>
<p>Q. Had you received, on the 3d of November, a two pound note of a person of the name of Moore? - A. On the 3d of November I received a five pound note, that and the two pound notes were in the drawer on the night of the 5th.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. The house that you inhabit yourself is in Bridge-street: the front door is in Bridge-street, and the office-door is in Tudor-street? - A. it is.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose, that part in Tudor-street, where the business is carried on, belongs jointly to you and your partners, and is paid jointly by you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You pay for your own house out of your own private pocket? - A. The whole is considered as premises for the business.</p>
<p>Q. Then I understand you, that both the house and the offices are paid out of the business? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Your brother resides in the house? - A. He has not for some years, he did about five or six years ago, we never both jointly lived there; he built a new house, and when that house was finished, he gave up this to me.</p>
<p>Q. You said, in the office were these bills were kept, each of your servants had an opportunity of seeing what you had there? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How many servants are there in the house? - A. I had in the house a footman, a groom, and two house-maids.</p>
<p>Q. You paid him his wages in the office? - A. Yes; and all of them in the office.</p>
<p>Q. Then each of them had an opportunity of learning where the money was deposited? - A. Exactly so.</p>
<p>Q. I believe fourteen or fifteen days elapsed before you went to the house of the prisoner? - A. About twelve days.</p>
<p>Q.I suppose that you communicated it to your servants that the offence was committed? - A. One of my servants communicated it to me.</p>
<p>Q. What became of your cook? - A. On the 1st of December she cut her throat.</p>
<p>Q. And you, previous to that, had charged her with that robbery? - A. I had not.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Your business is an attorney? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you in the habit of having letters and papers addressed to you in the name of
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person183" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Esq.? - A. Frequently.</p>
<p>Q. That is a description by which you are known? - A. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person184"> WILLIAM HARRIS
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person184" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. On the 5th of November last, you were groom to Mr. Shawe? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you fasten the door leading into Tudor-street that night? - A. Yes; it might be within a few minutes of nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did you fasten it? - A. With a spring bolt, a chain, and a lock, there is no keyhole through the door; this outer door comes into a passage, beyond that is a glass-door, which is between the outer door and the clerk's office; I fastened the glass-door with a bolt, and the entrance into the clerk's office is by iron folding doors.</p>
<p>Q. Did you fasten this door too? - A. No; they were left for the footman to fasten.</p>
<p>Q. That is all that you fastened at that time. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you live in Mr. Shawe's service at the time the prisoner did? - A. The prisoner lived with him before me.</p>
<p>Court. Q. The question is, whether you lived there at the same time as the prisoner lived there? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. Had you continued your acquaintance with him since he left Mr. Shaws's service? - A. I have been in his company two or three times.</p>
<p>Q. Where does he live? - A. At the King's-arms, in Suffolk-street, at the back of the King's-Bench, the corner of Dirty-lane.</p>
<p>Q. On Sunday the 11th of November, did you go with Mr. Shawe's cook to his house? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was he at home? - A. He was.</p>
<p>Q. Did he and you, afterwards, come together to Mr. Shawe's house, leaving the cook at his house? - A. We did.</p>
<p>Q. In the course of the time you were in Mr. Shawe's house, did he, with you, or any other person, go into Mr. Shawe's office? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did he go in at the door in Tudor-street? - A. Yes, and I went in at the front; and as soon as we had done tea we went to look at the office.</p>
<p>Q. Did he look at the drawer? - A. Yes; and he said, what a d - d rascally villain he must be, to use a man in that way, to break open his drawer.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any more? - A. I do not believe he did.</p>
<p>Q. In your way home, had you any conversation with him? - A. Yes, about
<persName id="t18050109-14-person185"> Ann Steers
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person185" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who was with-child by him; he told me that in case I could persuade her not to swear the child, I was to be paid before the time he had promised me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say why he should be able to pay you the money so much sooner? - A. No.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090016"/>Q. You returned with him to his house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did any conversation take place there in respect to Mr. Shawe's robbery? - A. He was saying that it was said in his newspaper that a pocket iron crow was left in Mr. Shawe's office; he got the paper to shew me, and seemed very much agitated; he said, Bill, d - n it, what will you have to drink? I asked what a pocket crow was, and he could not make me understand what a crow was; when I was at his house there was a man in the room that
<persName id="t18050109-14-person186">drew</persName> the figure of a crow.</p>
<p>Court. Q. How did that conversation begin? - A. I asked him how the pocket crow was made.</p>
<p>Q. Who did you ask, the prisoner? - A. No, a man in company at his house when the prisoner was present, after the paper was read over to me by the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did he read any thing about the pocket crow from that paper? - A. Yes; I asked what it was, and a man in company
<persName id="t18050109-14-person187">drew</persName> the figure of a crow in chalk upon the table.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the prisoner, at the time he was doing this? - A. Yes; he seemed very much agitated; the cook and I came home then.</p>
<p>Q. What do you mean by his being agitated? - A. He seemed to be very much alarmed; in reading the paper his hand shook; he made an alarm there was a rogue in his house.</p>
<p>Q. Was that after he had read the paper? - A. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Upon that alarm what did you all do? - A. He ran up stairs, and his wife after him.</p>
<p>Q. Was any rogue found? - A. Not that I heard of.</p>
<p>Q. Nothing more passed till you came away? - A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gleed. Q. You have been talking about agitation, was he more agitated than you are to-day? - A. I do not think myself agitated at all.</p>
<p>Q. This was in his house; he thought there was a rogue in it, and with that he ran up stairs? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you lived with Mr. Shawe? - A. About two years.</p>
<p>Q. That is the whole of your service? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you live with him now? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after the robbery was committed did you leave Mr. Shawe's service? - A. Soon after; I cannot rightly say.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any thoughts of quitting Mr. Shawe's service, before the robbery was committed? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then it was part of your duty to fasten the door leading into Tudor-street? - A. It was not my place to do it; but that night I did do it, and a few nights before.</p>
<p>Q. And perhaps a few nights after - How many nights did you fasten up that door? - A. The night before the robbery.</p>
<p>Q. Then the night before, and the night the robbery was committed, you locked up that particular door? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. What makes you think the door was locked up about five minutes before nine? - A. Because I did it myself.</p>
<p>Q. Is nine o'clock the usual hour for locking up the office? - A. Half past eight is the usual hour.</p>
<p>Q. At that time you are completely certain that the door was locked up at nine? - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. Have you kept up any connection with the prisoner since he quitted your master's service? - A. No more than as I went by I have called in and drank a glass of wine; I have rode by two or three times a week, but it is very seldom I was in the house.</p>
<p>Q. Do not mistake me; I am not asking you of your either being in or out of the house; have you seen him seldom or frequently? - A. Very seldom, I take it.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Only going by two or three times a week, and taking a glass of wine? - A. Sometimes I rode by two or three times a week.</p>
<p>Q. Recollect you are upon your oath, and do not give your evidence in this slovenly way. What did you mean by saying you had been riding by there two or three times a week, and every time you rid by you took a glass? - A. I rode by there two or three times a week, but not drank there every time I rode by,</p>
<p>Q. Why did you swear it just now; you should mind what you say? - A. I know what I say very well.</p>
<p>Mr. Gleed. Q. Were you and the cook very intimate? - A. Not in the least intimate.</p>
<p>Q. You and the cook went over on the 11th? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I am speaking of that unfortunate woman who laid violent hands upon herself; that is the same person? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Pray how often did you go to the prisoner's house between the 5th and 11th? - A. Not once.</p>
<p>Q. Then the 11th was the first time that you were at his house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You were not riding by on the 11th? - A. No, it was on Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. You went over to get a note of hand for money which she had lent him? - A. Yes; for money that was lent in July by the cook; she asked me to go over with her, and it being a wet Sunday, I went with her.</p>
<p>Q. You would not have gone at all but upon her solicitation? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Had the cook, or you, any opportunity of going there on other Sundays? - A. No.</p>
<p>Court. Q. The question is, whether you and the cook had any opportunity between July and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090017"/>the 11th of November to go over to Tennent's house? - A. We could not go over when we pleased.</p>
<p>Mr. Gleed. Q. The money was borrowed in July, and this particular Sunday was selected for the purpose of going to Tennent's house to get it; was it so? - A. The cook had a note of hand from my master; I do not say particularly from my master, but from one of the clerks; she asked me, if I would go over with her, and with that I said I would.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take a stamp with you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a blank stamp? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Whether it was written upon, blank or plain paper? - A. It was written upon, all but his signing it; I did not take it, the cook took it.</p>
<p>Q. You say you fastened the unfortunate door that leads into the office? - A. I fastened the outer door; the iron door I left for the footman to fasten.</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person188" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Watson. Q. On the 5th of November last did you live in the service of Mr. Shawe? - A. Yes, as footman.</p>
<p>Q. On the night of the 5th of November did you fasten up any part of the house? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What part - the office door? - A. All of them but one, and the outer door in Tudor-street; the street-door in Bridge-street it is very likely I fastened, that was found fastened in the morning; I believe I fastened that, but I am not sure whether it was me or my fellow servant.</p>
<p>Q. Which were the office-doors that you fastened? - A. The outer doors, all but two.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the night did you fasten them? - A. About a quarter past ten o'clock at night.</p>
<p>Q. Were all safe when you retired to rest? - A. All were safe then; I got up about a quarter past seven o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe any thing then? - A. It was my duty to pass through this door to open a window in Tudor-street; I found all these doors open; the first is an iron door, the next is a glass door, and the outer door; they were all standing open, and the key of the door that leads from the kitchen stairs to the long office was changed to the contrary side of where I left it at night.</p>
<p>Q. You gave an alarm? - A. No, the housemaid made the first discovery that the drawer was broken open.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You were footman at the time? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you in the service of Mr. Shawe at this time? - A. Unfortunately I am not; we were discharged in consequence of this affair.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you been acquainted with the prisoner? - A. For five months, since I have been in Mr. Shawe's service.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been in the habit of visiting the house of the prisoner? - A. I have been in the house once; I have never been near the house since the robbery was committed.</p>
<p>Q. Were you at Mr. Shawe's house on Sunday, the 11th, after the robbery? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the last witness,
<persName id="t18050109-14-person189"> William Harris
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person189" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person189" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? - A. Perfectly well.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the unfortunate woman that put an end to her existence? - A. Perfectly well.</p>
<p>Q. Did they stay at home or go out on the 11th of November? - A. I cannot say, I dined at home.</p>
<p>Q. How many servants remained at home on that day? - A. We in general went out on Sundays, my master never dined at home on Sundays.</p>
<p>Mr. Watson. Q. When you fastened that door on the night of the 5th of November, did you observe whether the door was fastened in Tudor-street; the outer door? - A. As it was my custom to fasten that door, I went to see, and I saw it was fastened before I went to bed.</p>
<p>Q. You were talking about a door in which the key was changed to the contrary side; which door was the key left in? - A. The long office door.</p>
<p>Q. On which side of the door had the key been left when you went to bed? - A. That side next the kitchen stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Was that door locked? - A. I cannot positively say whether it was locked or not.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Was it locked when you went to bed? - A. Yes, it was locked then; I had locked it then, and left the key next the kitchen stairs.</p>
<p>Mr. Watson. Q. When you got up in the morning the key was on the other side, that next to the office? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was that door open? - A. No, it was shut to.</p>
<p>Q. The three doors that were left open were the iron door, the glass door next the passage, and the outer door? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>MARTHA STEVENS sworn. - Examined by Mr. Watson. Q. Were you in Mr. Shawe's service on the 5th of November last? - A. Yes, I was housemaid.</p>
<p>Q. On the morning of the 6th, what time did you get up? - A. A few minutes past seven o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. When you came down what did you observe? - A. I went into Mr. Shawe's office and made the fire; I was going to clean the fire-irons; I found the poker and tongs lying on the floor about the middle of the room; I went on with my work, and was dusting, and then I observed the drawer of Mr. Shawe's desk was broke open.</p>
<p>Q. How far were the poker and tongs lying from that desk? - A. A short distance; then I gave the alarm.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person190"> JOHN JARRARD
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person190" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090018"/>Gurney. Q. What are you? - A. I am a serjeant of the 10th regiment of foot.</p>
<p>Q. On the 5th of November last did you lodge at the house of the prisoner at the bar? - A. I did; at the King's Arms, in Suffolk-street, the corner of Dirty-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the night of the 5th of November? - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. On the evening of that day was the prisoner in or out? - A. He was at home till between 12 and one.</p>
<p>Q. Did he at that time go out? - A. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did any thing occur to keep you awake during the night? - were you disturbed by any thing in the middle of the night? - A. I was.</p>
<p>Q. At what time did the prisoner come home? - A. Between four and five in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. In the course of the morning had you any conversation with the prisoner about your being kept awake in the night? - A. I had; I told him that his wife and mother had been making a noise in the night time about his being out; I asked him where he had been to; I told him that they had an apprehension of his being taken or grabbed.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the term that the wife and mother made use of? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did they use the word grabbed? - A. Yes, he said his wife and mother were apt to make a noise about nothing at all; he told me he met a young man, an acquaintance, and they had been over the water to a dance together.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any thing more? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You continued to lodge in his house till he was taken up? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. About a week after this was his wife absent from the house at any time? - A. About eight days afterwards I think she was absent near two days; I cannot rightly recollect the day.</p>
<p>Q. Did you make any inquiry of him where she was? - A. I did; he told me she was gone to Wandsworth to see some relations of her's.</p>
<p>Q. After an absence of near two days, did she return? - A. She did in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with her in his presence as to where she had been? - A. I had not.</p>
<p>Q. Did she appear to be fatigued, as if she had been gone a little or a long way, when she came home? - A. She appeared to be greatly fatigued, as if she had been out all night, she was quite wet.</p>
<p>Q. In which bed-room did the prisoner sleep? - A. In the room next to the dining-room, on the first floor.</p>
<p>Q. Were there more than two bed-rooms on the first floor? - A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gleed. Q. The prisoner's wife at that time was pregnant, and very near her time? - A. She was pregnant.</p>
<p>Q. What time might you go to bed that night? - A. About one.</p>
<p>Q. You were a soldier quartered in the house? - A. I was not quartered in the house; I was rendezvousing or recruiting in the house.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner in the house at the time you went to bed? - A. He was not.</p>
<p>Q. How far might your bed-room be from the prisoner's bed-room? - A. The next story.</p>
<p>Q. Is it right over it? - A. No, rather on one side, my bed-room is not exactly over his room.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lay awake the whole of the night? - A. Nearly.</p>
<p>Q. The noise was so great it prevented you from sleeping? - A. It was, I was going to get up two or three times, but I did not.</p>
<p>Q. What time did the noise cease? - A. About four or five in the morning; I slept after that.</p>
<p>Q. From the time you went to bed till the time you got up in the morning did you leave your bedroom? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Court. Q. What was the noise? - A. Crying between the wife and the mother, and talking between them; they were supposing something had happened.</p>
<p>Q. From the talking you heard between them, you were collecting that he was not returned home? - A. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person191"> FRANCIS NALDER
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person191" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Watson. Q. You are one of the City Marshals? - A. I am; I had a warrant on the 17th of November; I went over to the sign of the King's Arms, the corner of Suffolk-street, in company with Richard Tipper,
<persName id="t18050109-14-person192"> Samuel Russell
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person192" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person192" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , a constable, and Mr. Shawe.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the prisoner there? - A.I did? I sent Russell in first; we found him, his mother and wife; we secured the prisoner by first handcuffing his hands behind him in the little room behind the bar; I remained with him the major part of the time, and Russell remained with me; Mr. Shawe and Tipper went up stairs.</p>
<p>Q. After Mr. Shawe and Tipper went away from you had you any conversation with the prisoner? - A. Very little; Mr. Shawe called out to me for the keys of some box that was in the bedroom; I asked the wife of the prisoner for the key, or what keys she had about her, and she delivered them to me; I took them up stairs myself, leaving Russell in possession of the prisoner; I went to Mr. Shawe up one pair of stairs, into their bed-room; Tipper unlocked the box, and took out a bag of these articles, which were the things we found, as related by Mr. Shawe.</p>
<p>Q. Have you in your possession any papers? - A. I have two letters in my possession; one was delivered to me by a person of the name of Samuel, and the other was delivered to me by a person of the name of Furnival, who is turnkey to Mr. Kirby;
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090019"/>I received them between the first and second examination.</p>
<p>Court. Q. What is Samuel? - A. I do not know what he is, he is in Court.</p>
<p>Q. That paper you received from Furnival; had you any opportunity of seeing it before? - A. I had an opportunity of seeing it when he was in custody, it contains a list of debts that were due to him.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person193"> SAMUEL HADLEY
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person193" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person193" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. What are you? - A. I am a bookseller and silversmith; I live at Farnham, in Surry, thirty-eight miles from Hyde-Park-corner</p>
<p>Q. Look at that note for 360 l. and tell me whether you have ever seen it before? - A. I have, on the 13th of November.</p>
<p>Q. Was it offered to you by a man or a woman? - A. It was offered me by a woman.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen the woman since? - Q. I believe I have, since I have been in town, she was pointed out to me by Mr. Nalder.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mr. Nalder.) Who was that person you pointed out to Mr. Hadley? - A. The wife of the prisoner at the bar.</p>
<p>Q.(To Hadley.) Was this offered to you at your shop at Farnham? - A. It was.</p>
<p>Q. I believe you did not take it? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sell to that woman any sort of spoons? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Look at these spoons, (they are banded to the witness); and see whether they are the same? - A. They are, I know them by a private mark; they are marked underneath.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person194"> RICHARD TIPPER
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person194" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Watson. Q. You went on the 17th with Mr. Nalder, and assisted in the search and apprehension of the prisoner, at his house the corner of Suffolk-street? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. You have been in Court while these things have been produced in evidence? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find any thing else? - A. A piece of japan muslin. (Produces it.)</p>
<p>Court. (To Jarrard.) Q. What room did the prisoner's mother sleep in? - A. The dining-room.</p>
<p>Q. Were they talking from one room to the other when they disturbed you? - A. They were in the dining-room.</p>
<p>Q. Were they in bed? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. They were not talking from one room to the other? - A. No, they were both in one room.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person195"> DAVID THOMAS
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You are shopman to Mr. Faden, linen-draper, in the Borough? - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. On the evening of the 6th of November, did you take, of any woman, a twenty pound Banknote? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sell that woman any article of linen drapery? - A. I did; several articles.</p>
<p>Q.Look at these articles, and see whether you sold any of them to that woman? - A. I sold this piece of japan muslin; I believe I sold her some calicoes, and I believe these are them, but I am sure of the japan muslin.</p>
<p>Q. That was on the evening of the 6th - Did you at any time after see that woman? - A. Yes; and by Mr. Shawe's desire I went to her house, at the King's-arms, Dirty-lane; I do not know the day, I went about a fortnight or three weeks back.</p>
<p>Q. Did she appear as mistress of the house? - A. She did not act as mistress; there were people in possession of the house at that time; but in that house I saw her then.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you keep the twenty pound note? - A. Not five minutes; I took it to Mr. Armstrong's on purpose to get it changed.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did you hear the woman called by any name? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You have seen her since? - A. I have seen her since.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person196"> JOHN ARMSTRONG
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person196" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Where do you live? - A. At No. 226, in the Borough, next door but one to Mr. Faden's.</p>
<p>Q. On the 6th of November, did you receive a twenty pound note of Mr. Thomas? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you keep that note? - A. Till the next morning; there was endorsed Coutts and Co. on the back of it; I paid it to Mr.
<persName id="t18050109-14-person197"> Thomas Mills
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person197" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person197" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the next morning.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person198"> THOMAS MILLS
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person198" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person198" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. On the 7th of November, did you receive a twenty pound note of Mr. Armstrong? - A. It was either the 7th or 8th; I had it not in my possession above a quarter of an hour, I gave it to
<persName id="t18050109-14-person199"> Sarah Earle
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person199" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person199" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , to pay to the house of Messrs. Were, Bruce, and Co.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person200"> SARAH EARLE
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person200" type="surname" value="EARLE"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person200" type="given" value="SARAH"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person200" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. On the 7th or 8th of November, did you receive of Mr. Mills, a Bank-note of twenty pounds? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take it to Messrs. Were and Bruce, in Bartholomew-lane? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>- ENSHAM sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You are clerk-to Messrs. Were, Bruce, and Co.? - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. On the 7th of November, did you receive of
<persName id="t18050109-14-person201"> Sarah Earl
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person201" type="given" value="Sarah"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person201" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> a twenty pound Bank-note? - A. I did, on the 8th of November; the number of the note is - (looking at his book) 7547, 12th July, 1804.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. Q. Is that your own hand-writing? - A. It is.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. Whom did you pay it to? - A. I paid it on the same day, to whom I do not know; I paid it in a payment of a cheek, for 256 l. upon our house, drawn by T. P. Marter.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person202"> WILLIAM THOMAS
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person202" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person202" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. On the 8th of November, did you receive a check for 256 l. drawn by Mr. Marter, on the house of Messrs. Were and Co.? - A. I did; and received the value of it.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180501090020"/>Q. Did you receive it of the last witness? - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. To whom did you give the notes you received? - A. I gave the whole of them to Mr. Evans, directly, at the India-house; I received the whole in Bank-notes, but what notes I do not know.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person203"> WILLIAM EVANS
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person203" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person203" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person203" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Did you receive from the last witness 256 l. 4 s. 6 d. for a cheque of Mr. Marter's, and did he bring back the money for the cheque? - A. He did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you pay some of these notes to any person on that day? - A. Yes, to Mr. Potter, the treasurer of the East-India company.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person204"> GEORGE POTTER
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person204" type="surname" value="POTTER"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person204" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person204" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Did you receive any Bank notes from Mr. Evans? - A. On the 8th of November I did.</p>
<p>Q. To what amount? - A. I cannot exactly tell.</p>
<p>Q. Amongst others had you a 20 l. paid you that day? - A. Yes, and I paid it on that day, in half an hour afterwards, into the Bank of England.</p>
<p>Q. Did you write any thing upon it before you parted with it? - A. I did, the name of Marter; (The note shewn him;) this is the note.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person205"> WILLIAM GRIFFIN
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person205" type="surname" value="GRIFFIN"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person205" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person205" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. Do you know any thing about that note? - A. I recollect it, I brought it from the Bank.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person206"> EDMUND CHAMBERS
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person206" type="surname" value="CHAMBERS"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person206" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person206" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Watson. Q. Do you recollect that note? - A. I perfectly recollect that note to have passed through my hands; I received this note at Mr. Bruce's shop, in the Strand, on the 29th of October, 1804. (Witness held a paper in his hand.)</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. Q. Is that a memorandum? - A. This paper in my hand is a bill of costs, to the amount of 21 l. 5 s. this bill of costs, before I paid it, I marked down the Bank notes with which I intended to pay it; my mark is 7547, 12 July, 1804, a 20 l. note; (looking at the note handed to him;) I find this note in my hand to correspond with that memorandum; the number of the 1 l. note is 3041, 8th of August, 1804; I paid them on the 1st of November, so numbered, and so dated, to Mr. Shawe.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person207"> JAMES WARD
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person207" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person207" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person207" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You are a clerk at the Bank? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you, on the 3d of November last, pay any dividend to Mr. Shawe - what is that you have in your hand? - A. I was told to bring a copy of the entry.</p>
<p>Q. Have you brought your book here? - A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18050109-14-person208"> John Jarrard
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person208" type="surname" value="Jarrard"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person208" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person208" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .) Q. Did you ever see the prisoner at the bar write? - A. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Look at that, and tell me whether you believe that to be his hand-writing? - (Witness looking at a paper.) - You are not called on to swear positively. A. I really believe it to be his own.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the other, and tell me whether you believe that to be his hand-writing? - A. I believe this to be the same.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. Q. Had you any correspondence with him? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. What opportunity have you had of seeing him write? - A. Making out bills.</p>
<p>Q. That consists mostly of figures? - A. Not altogether.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think you can safely, with your own conscience, say it is his own hand-writing? - A. I should not wish to swear any thing about it; I believe it to be his own hand-writing.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Unless you saw him write it, you cannot positively say. The question is, whether you believe it to be his hand-writing? - A. I do believe it to be his hand-writing.</p>
<p>- CUNDEY sworn. - Examined by Mr. Watson. Q. What are you? - A. I am clerk to Wood and Co. brewers.</p>
<p>Q. Did Wood and Co. serve the prisoner Tennent with beer? - A. They did.</p>
<p>Q. On the 3d of November did you see the prisoner? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him a few days before the 6th? - A. To the best of my recollection I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him on the 6th? - A. I did. On the 6th of November I received of him thirty-four pounds and four shillings, and twelve shillings in copper.</p>
<p>Q. Look in that book, and tell me whether there is any memorandum of it? - A.(Looking at the book.) Yes, the receipt is in this book.</p>
<p>BENJAMIN SAMUEL sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Do you live in Rose-lane, Spitalfields? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give that letter to Mr. Nalder last night? - (A letter handed to him.) - A. I did; I received it by post about sixteen or eighteen days ago.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner at the bar before that time? - A. No, I never saw him.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any intercourse with him at any time? - A. I had seen him and conversed with him, previous to receiving that letter.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. This is a paper delivered by the turnkey of Newgate to Mr. Nalder. (It is read.)</p>
<p>"My dear friend - I shall think it a great favour if you and Jarrard will come on Wednesday for a witness, as Sam Grace and
<persName id="t18050109-14-person209"> William Parker
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<interp inst="t18050109-14-person209" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person209" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> brought these things to my house, which they certainly did; all that you will have to say will be, that you saw Sam Grace and
<persName id="t18050109-14-person210"> William Parker
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person210" type="surname" value="Parker"/>
<interp inst="t18050109-14-person210" type="given" value="William"/>
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<persName id="t18050109-14-person211"> John Tennent
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<p>(Another letter read, addressed to Mr.
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<p>"Dear friend - This is all that you will have to say on the 8th or 9th of November: I was sitting in the house of
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<p>J. TENNENT."</p>
<p>The prisoner left his defence to his Counsel, and called
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. The silk stockings were given to me by my mistress when she was looking up some things to sell; she looked up seven pair of stockings, and she promised me one more pair, and the shift and the spencer likewise were given me by Mrs. Boutevile.</p>
<p>Q.(To the prosecutor.) Did she pretend to say so then? - A. No; this is the first time I ever heard it; we have taken another shift out of pledge which is not in the indictment.</p>
<p>Q. Had you a character with her? - A. Yes, from one Mrs. Twigs; she gave her a character, but I had reason to suspect her honesty.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Third Count. For like offence, the property of
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<p>(The case stated by Mr. Knapp.)</p>
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<p>Q. Had you a parcel directed to Mr. Wilkinson in that waggon? - A. Yes; it was put in at the Bell-inn, Holborn; I put my hand on it there in the waggon; it was brought in the waggon to the Bell Savage, Ludgate-hill, and there we took some more parcels up, and my own hand was upon that parcel at the Bell Savage-inn, Ludgate-hill, it was directed to Mr. Wilkinson; I rode in the waggon from there to
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<p>Q. Is that the man you laid hold of by the collar? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen him before you went from the waggon to go into the yard? - A. No; it was crouded with people, the mail coaches were just going out between six and seven o'clock.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Your yard is paved with very rough stones, so as the waggon might be put in such a position that a package might tumble out? - A. It was not rough at all where the waggon stood.</p>
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<p>Q. Were you left in charge of the waggon while the last witness went into the yard? - A. Yes, on Christmas eve; we stopped the waggon in Bull and Mouth-street; I was standing by the tail of the waggon, and I saw the prisoner come and put his foot on the wheel, and take this parcel out of the waggon.</p>
<p>Court. Q. You saw him put his foot on the wheel, and take the parcel out of the waggon? - Yes; and as soon as he took his foot off the wheel I laid hold of him, and he tried to get from me, but he could not get away from me with the parcel; he dropped the parcel.</p>
<p>Q. Whereabouts was the parcel dropped? - A. On the pavement, close by the waggon,
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Do you know whether the prisoner was to have any parcel sent by the waggon? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Q. Did the prisoner ask you for any parcel that was expected to come? - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Where did you get it? - A. I took it off the pavement close by the prisoner; I did not see him drop it; I have had it in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>(The property produced and identified by Harris and Hatherway.)</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Have you any partner? - A. I have,
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<p>Q. What became of this carcase of mutton that was in this shop? - A. Mr. Scales had it again.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that this man who went into that shop with the carcase of mutton was the same man who took it out of Mr. Scales' shop? - A. I am sure, I never lost sight of him; it was about seven o'clock in the evening last Friday.</p>
<p>Q.(To Mr. Scales.) You had an information against this man by the witness - you went across the road, and took him? - A. Yes; I took him back into my shop; I went into the shop where the sheep was, I knew it to be my sheep; he said he knew nothing about it, he did not take it; I then asked him his name; he told me,
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<p>Q. You are sure it was your sheep? - A. I am certain of that; the next butcher does not kill mutton, and that was the only sheep there was in the shop.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I know myself very innocent of the crime alledged against me; I was going over the way; this gentleman took me on the shoulder, and shoved me along, and said, you have stole a sheep of mine, will you come to the shop along with me; I said, by all means I will; they overhauled my cloaths to see if I had any grease about me; I had no grease whatever about my clothes; that man said I had it on my back; I am a hardworking man, I have been with Lord Nelson at Egypt; I belonged last summer to Alderman Curtis's pleasure boat.</p>
<p>Q. Where, here or at Ramsgate? - A. If I was at home I could tell; it was at Ramsgate.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. We found grease on his hands and on his elbows.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Second Count. For like offence, only varying the manner of charging it.</p>
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<p>Q. When was this that you first found it out? - A. Three or four days after Christmas-day; after he was detected, I interrogated him; he acknowledged having received it, and not paying it to me, together with several others.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. My master trusted me to carry out a dozen bills a little while before; I called on that lady at one time, she was not at home, and then I called again, she paid me the money.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Where was the cruet-stand? - A. I took that out of his breeches from under his apron, and a mustard-pot, and a vinegar cruet; I took a key from his breeches pocket, and went to his lodgings on Saffron-hill, and
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<p>Q.(To Mr. Burn.) Is there your mark on them? - A. Yes, P on the five glasses; I am sure they are my property, this is the paper they were in.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner say? - A. The first excuse he made was, he said he wanted them for his own use, and afterwards he said he was a deserter from the Guards, and he wanted to make a present of these to his serjeant to keep his desertion a secret.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>(The case stated by Mr. Gurney.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-21-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. On the night of the 22d of December, was your poultry all safe? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. On the morning of the 23d, did your servant call you up? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How is that hen-house with regard to your dwelling-house? - A. There is a coal-house that joins to the hen-roost, the coal-house is next to the brewhouse.</p>
<p>Q. Is it all under one roof, and connected together? - A. It is the same nature as the brewhouse, but not of the house.</p>
<p>Court. Q. It is not in an enclosed yard? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. If it is within an enclosed yard, it is protected as well as the house - it is no part of the dwelling-house neither? - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. What time in the morning were you called up? - A. About two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find the turkey-house had been robbed? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And the tiles taken off the house? - A. Yes; we had a strong door made to the hen-roost, he got in the coal-hole way; we lost three turkies, sixteen ducks, and a gander.</p>
<p>Q. Did you and your man pursue him? - A. Yes, and we found him in the lane; as soon as we came to a waggon, we asked the waggoner if he had seen a man with any poultry; he said, he was the off-side of the waggon, and he pulled the poultry out of the waggon in a moment, and said he had just put them in; the waggoner was quite a young fellow, I was obliged to hold the prisoner down by the butt-end of the gun; he said he would lick us all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18050109-21-person280" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You are servant to Mr. Boards? - A. Yes; about two o'clock I was going to my master's stables, I found a man in a field adjoining my master's yard, he was pulling some long feathers from a duck; I said, halloa, mate! what are you doing there? he said, he was doing a job for himself; I went up to him with a candle and lantern; I said, you have got a fine parcel of ducks here; yes, he said, I will sell you some if you like; I went and called another man, and I went to him again; he then said to me, b - r your eyes, if you are not gone, I will send some small shot in you; I went and called my master, and
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<p>Q.Where did you find him next? - A. I found him along with the waggon, I asked the waggoner where he was; he said, he was the off-side of the waggon, and the poultry was in the waggon, and there we took him.</p>
<p>Q. Were you quite sure that that man you found with this waggon was the same man you saw in the field? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q.(To Prosecutor.) Are you quite sure that this poultry was your's? - A. Here is my wife here that will swear to them; she had put some red rags round their legs to mark them for store-ducks.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. I had been going about for work, I was coming down the road, and these men met me; they began knocking me about, I thought they were going to take my life away from me.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 27,</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What might be the value of them? - A. I cannot properly judge of the value of them, some of them being worn, I suppose three pounds; I missed them about half an hour after four o'clock, in the evening; the prisoner's master was a lodger in my house, and the prisoner had them to clean: my wife knows he had them.</p>
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<p>Q. Has any more been found besides this single spoon? - A. No.</p>
<p>THOMAS - sworn. - I am one of the patrols belonging to Bow-street: On the 30th of December, I was sent for while the prisoner was in custody to receive him into my custody, at the watch-house, St. Giles's, where I immediately searched him, and in his right-hand coat-pocket I found this spoon, in a pocket-book; on Monday morning I took him
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I am a private soldier, I belong to the 23d regiment of foot, I never was servant to captain Shaw, I only came up with him; as he was an officer, he said, he would renew the pass to Sunday morning following, neither did he trust me with any property whatever; I never received any property from the woman.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. You received two spoons marked W A S, out of my hands.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 20,</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you go to the prisoner's shop? - A. Not till after my brother and Mr. Pike went.</p>
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<p>Q. How far is that from your sister's shop? - A. A very little distance; I saw three pieces lying on his counter.</p>
<p>Q. Lying on the counter so as any body might see it? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was your sister's? - A. I was not certain it was my sister's, but coming by, it struck me that it was; my sister gave me twopence; I went to the prisoner's shop, and bought a quarter of a pound of it, and when I came home my sister dressed it, and it had very much the same flavour as my sister's; I eat some of it.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell your sister's bacon from any other person's by the taste? - A. I think I can.</p>
<p>Q. Hardly enough to tell your sister's bacon from any other? - A. Mr. Pike and I went down to the prisoner's shop; I stopped out while Mr. Pike went in.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you go and tell her? - A. Not directly;
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. In point of fact did he not surrender himself? - A. Yes, he sent word afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. It is old rusty bacon? - A. No, it is bacon of two years old.</p>
<p>Q. It is an inferior sort? - A. It is old bacon, the salt eats away the rhind.</p>
<p>Court. Q. What might it be worth? - A. You can buy it at one place at 3 s. a stone; you could not buy it at other places under 3 s. 6 d. a stone, at 8 lb. to the stone; that is the wholesale price.</p>
<p>Q. Do you deal in bacon? - A. Not now, I have.</p>
<p>Q.(To Prosecutrix.) Did you go to the shop of the prisoner after Mr. Pike had been there? - A. Yes; I told him I had come to see the bacon; he said he had sent it all away to the person he had bought it of; he told me I could not hurt him, he could tell me the person he bought it of.</p>
<p>Q. Did he? - A. No; I told him if he would not tell me, he must be made to tell; I left the shop.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. Q. You went directly from the shop; you did not give him time to tell you.</p>
<p>Court. Q. He did not tell you, and when you came back the bacon was gone and the prisoner too? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. When Mr. Pike came to me to see the bacon, he saw it in the shop; while he was looking at it I said to him, here is some more of it; he saw it all; I then had a man who had bought two hocks, I told him; and I said, if you please, I will go, and fetch the two hocks from the people, if possible, perhaps there may be some marks on them; he said he did not think it was
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<p>The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<p>- sworn. - I am a constable; I was sent for about the 12th of December to
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did he say any thing to you? - A. No, he gave me a push upon some steps; he laid hold of my arm and set me down.</p>
<p>Q. What did he take? - A. A little box of tickets, a shilling, and a night-cap.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the shilling? - A. In my pocket, he took them out all at once, and then he went away.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen him before? - A. No, I know him because I could see him by the lamps; I did not call for assistance, because there was nobody to call to, and I was frightened; there were duplicates of a pair of blankets, a gold wire to put over a ring, a silk handkerchief, a waistcoat, and a coloured apron.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Upon what errand were you going? - A. The person I went for was very ill, and I was going to the public-house for some gin.</p>
<p>Q. You had been drinking some gin before? - A. No, I was not fuddled.</p>
<p>Q. Were you sober? - A. Yes, I had but one glass, and that could not fuddle me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you drink any beer that day? - A.Yes, about a pint.</p>
<p>Q. Where is your husband? - A. At sea.</p>
<p>Q. Had you pawned any thing that day? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How much money had you in the morning? - A. None; the woman gave me the shilling to get something to drink; she is very bad, in Love-lane, and her husband is at sea.</p>
<p>Q. Did you not tumble down, instead of being pushed down? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you carry any bottle? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And you had the shilling in your hand to pay? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to say the shilling was in your hand? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Now, you never said you would not have prosecuted this man, if it had not been for Mr. Brown, who told you there was 40 l. reward? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not said so to Mr. Duff? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Have you not said to the pawnbroker, that you lost the box, and it was not taken from you? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect seeing the prisoner the day after? - A. Yes, he sent for me.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath did you not say you had never seen him before? - A. No, I never saw him before to speak to him; I said I had never spoke to him before.</p>
<p>Q. When did you complain of this transaction? - A. I went to the Justice.</p>
<p>Q. Brown told you of the reward? - A. No, I never heard it till now.</p>
<p>Court. Q. You say you had the shilling and bottle in your hand? - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. You say this was in Brooke-street; have you not said it was in another place? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. In your examination before the Justice, you said it was in Butcher-row? - A. It is close by, I take it to be all one.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to say it was in Butcher-row? - A. I made a mistake.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I leave my defence to my Counsel.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>(The case stated by Mr. Gurney.)</p>
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<p>Q. The landlord desired him to go off? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What Davis asked for, was his own two-pound note? - A. Yes; Mr. Davis desired him to walk out, and the prisoner said, I will not for you nor any b - r in the town; Copers said, I will back you for fifty pounds, or a hundred; the prisoner struck the landlord on the face, and after he had beat the landlord he robbed me of two one-pound notes; the landlord came up again; then the prisoner asked for the two-pound; Mr. Copers pulled out a one-pound note, which was Mr. Davis's; I do not know whether Mr. Copers gave the two one-pound notes to the prisoner, or not; he asked me for it; I said I have only got a one-pound note, which I laid down on the table; I said, that is not the note; Mr. Davis said, no; the prisoner at the bar put his hand over to the one-pound note, and tore it in half, and put it in his breeches pocket; I said, do not rob me; yes, he said, you b - r, I will rob you, and you shall not take it again; I begged him to give it me; he called me a d - d b - r, and struck me over the face; I struck the prisoner, and knocked him on the floor, and when he came to me again, I knocked him down again; then they said, if I was a man, I should give him room; I knocked him down again; after that he acknowledged that he had robbed me of two one-pound notes; he said, Mr. Armstrong, I beg you will not take the law of me.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Did he say he had robbed you? - A. He spoke the same words that I have said myself.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. Give us the same words over again? - A. He said, Mr. Armstrong, I acknowledge I have robbed you of two one-pound notes, I will give them to you, and ten pounds to-morrow, I have none about me now.</p>
<p>Q. Was it for robbing you, or striking you? - A. I take it, for robbing me; the prisoner wished to leave off, as he had the worst of it.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Copers say any thing then? - A. He said they were school-fellows, and he would give me ten pounds, or twenty pounds, if I would not take the law of him.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner by at the time? - A.He was.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Rooke.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Being in liquor yourself? - A. Yes; this woman, the prisoner, sat down in the same box where I was sitting, and when I came out of the public-house to go home, Mr. Scholey asked me if I had my property about me; I put my hand to my sob, and found my watch was gone, and my money out of my pocket; he wanted me to go back; I, being in liquor, did not, but desired him to look after it, and the next morning I found the prisoner in the watch-house; I did not know that I had lost the watch till I came out of the public-house.</p>
<p>Q. When had you felt your watch was safe? - A. When I was in the public-house I looked at the watch, I was fearful of being too late for going home.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's defence. I was coming along Charing-cross in the evening, and met this gentleman and Mr. Scholey; they took me to the Duke's Head, in Charing-cross, and we had two pints of gin hot; we came out of there, and went to the Axe and Gate, in Parliament-street, and sat there drinking; Mr. Scholey took the watch and two dollars out of his pocket before he went out of the house; after he had gone, this Scholey, a soldier in the Third Regiment of Guards, took one dollar away from me, and wanted me to deliver the watch up to him, and because I would not he gave charge of me to the watchman.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 24,</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.</p> </div1>
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<p>- sworn. - I am a pawnbroker; I know the prisoner by coming to our shop several times; I know the cloak, I took it in myself of her; she was the person, I can swear to her. (The cloak produced and identified by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence. Please you, my Lord, I was very intimate with these people; I went on Saturday night to this woman's house, and told her I was deficient of a little money, and I was going to meet a person; if she would lend me a trifle, I would bring it her to-morrow; she said she could not lend me any money, but she would give me something to make it on, but she did not wish her husband to know it, which she did accordingly; I went to this pawnbroker's, where I have dealt a number of years; if I had stole the cloak I would not have gone where I had been known so many
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<p>Prosecutrix. Please-you, my Lord, I never took an oath before a Judge or Jury in my life till now, and I will take my oath I never saw the woman before in my life.</p>
<p>Prisoner. (To Prosecutor.) Q. Can you speak God's truth, Macdonald - do not you know me? - A. No more than any other woman in the neighbourhood; I know you by seeing you in the street, that is all I know of you.</p>
<p>Court. Q. You have seen her? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Is she a milk-woman? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My cousin is a milk-woman.</p>
<p>Jury. (To the prosecutor.) Q. How came you to know this woman had robbed your wife, when you met her by accident in Gray's Inn-lane? - A. When I came home to my wife, I said, can you describe the woman to me; yes, said she, she is a very big woman, with a full breast, and she wears a bonnet like a scuttle; with that I went out, and found her a little before two o'clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Please you, my Lord, this is the ribbon that she bought for my cousin, being so kind in sending the new milk to her; I am telling you the truth, if you please to hang me up this minute.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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