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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180712020001"/>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 2nd of DECEMBER, 1807, and following Days,
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<p>PRINTED AND PUBLISHED By Authority of the CORPORATION of the CITY LONDON, By R. BUTTERS 22, Fetter-lane, Fleet-street.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180712020002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the PEACE, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON.</p>
<p>Before the Right-honourable Sir
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18071202-1-victim51 t18071202-1-viclabel4"/>. I saw the mare on the Friday following at the Grey-hound in Smithfield market; I went before Mr. alderman Curtis, and swore to my property; I knew her to be my property.</p>
<p>Q. Had she any particular marks. - A. Yes; she had some white down her face; she is a strawberry colour, as they call it in my country, or a roan, and about thirteen hands high. The officer was ordered to let me have her, and I took her home.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the prisoner. - A. I never saw the prisoner before he was taken before the magistrate.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Badminster is a great way from London. - A. It is one hundred and twenty miles.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing about the prisoner at the bar. - A. I have known him about twelve years.</p>
<p>Q. What has been his way of life. - A. He was a
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<p>Q. What coloured poney was it. - A. A roan colour, with a white blaze down its face, about twelve hands high; it might be an inch or two more; he asked me to have something to drink; we had a quartern of rum at the Cock public house, Tottenham-court-road, he asked me to buy the poney there, I said I do not know that I shall buy it, I have four by me now, and I have some out to grass, they do not sell very well. I then got upon my mule again and was riding down Tottenham-court-road; facing the Bull's Head in Tottenham-court-road, he said I am going in here for a pair of boots; he told me if I would go into the Bull's Head he would not be gone two minutes.</p>
<p>Q. You went into the Bull's Head. - A. I did; he came to me with the mare, and rode under the gateway into the yard; we had there two pints of beer, and in the mean time he said, Newman, will you buy the mare of me; I asked him what he asked for it, he said will you give me ten pounds for it; I said no, it is a good deal more than its worth; I told him he knew horses at this time of year were very cheap; I said it was not worth any more than six pounds to me; I gave him six pounds, and he gave me a shilling back; I paid for one pint of beer and the prisoner the other; the prisoner rode the mare home to my house and left her there with me, and left a bridle and a saddle. I went with him; he said he would call for the bridle and saddle; he did, and my wife stopped him:</p>
<p>Q. When did he call. - A. On the 31st of October.</p>
<p>Q. In the mean time you heard something about this horse. - A. The very next day after I had it, it was owned in Smithfield market. I was in trouble for a week about this mare. I keep Smithfield market every week.</p>
<p>Q. Then had you gone down with that mare to sell her at Smithfield market - A. Yes, with other horses; I went to Smithfield market on the 23d; the mare was owned that very day by
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<p>Q. Upon his owning the mare, what was done with her. - A. The mare was put up at the Greyhound in Smithfield, and I was taken to the Poultry compter.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose you travel over the country. - A. I do, to fairs.</p>
<p>Q. Were you ever in Somersetshire. - A. Never in that part in my life. There is another person that saw me buy it and pay for it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. You say you have known this young man twelve years. - A. I have.</p>
<p>Q. You knew him in two good situations. - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. One a fellowship porter, and the other at the turnpike gate. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I should think a person in those situations, must have a good character. - A. I never heard any thing against him.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day did you purchase it. - A. About two o'clock in the middle of the day; he told me that he had it of a Welchman at Wayhill fair, in chop for another horse.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember on the 22nd of October, being present when Newman bought this horse. - A. It was the 22nd, I do not recollect whether October or September; I saw Newman pay six one pound notes to the prisoner, and the prisoner throwed him back a shilling; this was at the Bull's Head, Tottenham Court-road, in the tap room.</p>
<p>Q. You saw nothing of any horse. - A. No, nothing but what I have told you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-1-person56" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I asked Newman whether it was his own mare, he said it was, he had purchased her; she had come a hundred miles off a journey.</p>
<p>Q. You said it was Morgan's. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Now let me ask you whether you are quite clear. that it was Morgan's mare. - A. I was sure of that.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take her. - A. Yes; Newman delivered her into my hands. I sent for Mr. Morgan, he came to town on the Friday following; the mare was put up at the Greyhound in Smithfield; alderman Curtis desired the constable to deliver up the mare to Mr. Morgan; that was done accordingly. I saw the prisoner at the bar at Bow-street on the Saturday, the next day after
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<p>Q. to Morgan. You were present when this man was brought to Bow-street. - A. Yes, that was on Saturday, the day after I was before alderman Curtis.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect the prisoner at the bar being asked how he came by this mare. - A. He said he bought it on the Uxbridge Road, he chopped away a poor black horse for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-1-person57" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes, he brought a little roan poney to our house on a Thursday, it remained at our house that night.</p>
<p>Q. We understand that your husband was in trouble about this poney. - A. Yes; I took the prisoner at the White Horse in Hannover-yard, he was coming up to our place for a bridle and saddle he had left.</p>
<p>Q. What day was that. - A. The Saturday week, after the horse was left. The prisoner wanted to get away from me; I held him by the collar till the publican took him in hold, while I went for an officer; the officer came and took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-1-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an officer of Bow-street; this woman fetched me from the office to the White Horse in Hannover-yard, there I took the prisoner in custody. I knew Newman was in trouble; I told the prisoner I took him in custody for horse stealing; he said he sold this mare to Newman, he had rapped another horse away for it; the road he did not tell me. He said he went after the bridle and saddle, and Mrs. Newman stopped him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I chopped another horse for that horse within ten mile of London, and I gave two guineas to boot.</p>
<p>The prisoner called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>The Case stated by Mr. Knapp.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-2-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . - Mr. Knapp. You are clerk I believe to the solicitor of the mint. - A. I am. I produce the copy of the record of the conviction of the prisoner; I got it from the clerk of the peace, at the Middlesex office. I examined it, it is a true copy (read in court).</p>
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<p>Q. Did you in June 1806 attend the court in Clerkenwell, when the prisoner was tried. - A. I did, I was present when she was tried, she was convicted and sentenced to a years imprisonment.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure she is the same person. - A. I am positive of it; I afterwards took her back to New Prison; she remained there for one year, and found sureties for one year more.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes, I saw her on the 6th of November, she came with another woman to buy a pound of steaks.</p>
<p>Q. What was the pound of steaks to come to. - A. Six-pence She gave me a shilling; I kept the shilling, and she went out of the shop.</p>
<p>Q. What did you observe of that shilling after she went out of the shop. - A. I observed that it was a bad one. I have got it in my pocket now, I have had it ever since. I produce it.</p>
<p>Q. That is the shilling is it. - A. It is. She came again on the 13th of the same month for some mutton; the bit of mutton came to thirteen pence; she gave me two shillings, and she wanted more meat to make it up two shillings; I then looked at the two shillings and told her they were both bad. I asked her whether she had any more to change them, she said no; I told her to stop a bit and I would fetch my husband; in the mean time I was gone to fetch my husband she went out of the shop and left the meat.</p>
<p>Q. Before you went for your husband had you told her that she had been there before. - A. Yes; I told her she was the same person that was there the week before; she said she was never in the shop before to her knowledge. Then I went out of the shop to my husband; I gave the two shillings into my husband's hands. When I returned she was gone out of the shop. My husband went after her; he brought her back, he told her if she did not tell him where the two shillings were got from, he would take her up; she said she got them at the pawnbroker's. We asked her at what pawnbrokers, she said she did not know. My husband sent for a constable.</p>
<p>Q. What constable came. - A. Mr. Kennedy; he searched her, and found nothing then.</p>
<p>Q. You are sure that the two shillings she gave to you you gave to your husband. - A. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-2-person67" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You are the husband of the last witness. - A. Yes. I saw the prisoner at the post at the corner of Playhouse-yard, after my wife gave me the two shillings; she had left the meat and the money in my shop. This woman saw me come across the road; she made up to Playhouse-yard; she made a run, I insisted upon her coming back; I overtook her, she refused; I got her back and got her searched by Kennedy at the public house, Worship-street; Mr. Kennedy pulled off her bonnet, and in pulling it off a shilling dropped into her bosom; I saw it and told Mr. Kennedy of it. He searched down her bosom and found it; that shilling Mr. Kennedy has got. The two shillings that the prisoner passed the second time Armstrong has got. I am sure they are the same shillings that my wife gave me, I marked them with my steel. When I took her back to the house I wanted to get out of her where she had them from; she was quite pert, I got no intelligence from her; first of all she said she had them from
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<p>Q. You produce two shillings. - A. Yes; these two shillings were given me by Kennedy in the presence of the prosecutor and his wife; they were produced to him by Jordan in the presence of his wife; I have had them ever since.</p>
<p>- KENNEDY. Q. You also produce two shillings. - A. Yes; this shilling was produced to me by the prosecutor; and this shilling I found in her bosom. When I pulled her bonnet off Mr. Jordan called out and said he saw it fall from her bonnet. I took it out of her bosom; I have kept it ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-2-person69" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You are the monier of his Majesty's mint - what do you say to that shilling - that is the shilling the prisoner first tendered. - A. It is a bad one.</p>
<p>Q. Look at these two. - A. They are the same.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the last shilling that was found in the bosom of the prisoner. - A. That is equally so.</p>
<p>Q. They are all counterfeits. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>The case was stated by Mr. Pooley.</p>
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<p>Q. Had you marked any half guineas and seven shilling pieces. - A. Yes, I marked them with a knife; I marked two half guineas, fourteen seven shilling pieces, and two guineas; I put them in the till and locked them up in the iron safe, on Wednesday last, about eight in the evening. On the next morning I came about nine o'clock; the prisoner was there before me; I unlocked the iron chest, I counted over the money, I found there was a half guinea, thirteen seven shilling pieces, and two guineas; there were a half guinea and a seven shilling piece missing; the money was all marked.</p>
<p>Q. When was the prisoner apprehended. - A. On the Friday. On Thursday the prisoner told me he had lent his small change to Mr. Turner; he said he had got the half guinea and the seven shilling piece in change of a note.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. What day was that. A. On the Thursday before he was apprehended. I have got the half guinea and the seven shilling piece.</p>
<p>ROBINSON TURNER. - Mr. Pooley. Where do you live. - A. At No. 33, Cateaton-street. The prisoner at the bar was my porter, he had been with me about six years.</p>
<p>Q. On Thursday morning last did you ask the prisoner to lend you any money. - A. I did; I asked him to lend me half a guinea; after that I considered that was not the money I wanted; I then asked for a seven shilling piece; he lent me them.</p>
<p>Q. Was
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<p>Q. Could Driver hear him ask you. - A. I have no doubt but he could</p>
<p>Q. This half guinea and seven shilling piece, who did you give it to. - A. I gave it to
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<p>Q. On Thursday in last week did you borrow of Mr. Turner a half guinea and a seven shilling piece. - A. Yes; I gave them to my master, the same half guinea and seven shilling piece; I am sure of it.</p>
<p>MR. FLEETWOOD. Q. Did you receive from the last witness a half guinea and a seven shilling piece. - A. I sent him to borrow a guinea of Mr. Turner; he brought me back a half guinea, a seven shilling piece, half a crown, and a shilling.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do with the half guinea and the seven shilling piece that Wade gave you. - A. I wrapped it up in a piece of paper and laid it on the desk.
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Are you a Middlesex officer. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Perhaps you left the desk. - A. Yes, but there was no person came in the accompting house from that time till Alden came in.</p>
<p>Mr. Pooley to Alden. Look at that money, and see whether that is part of the money you put in the iron chest. - A. Yes, it is, I marked it with the knife.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. What is it marked with. - A. A cross.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know that to be your hand writing. - A. No, I had no pen; I believe it to be my marking.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. There may be a hundred like it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. The way I came by that money Mr. Bennington gave it me in change of a five pound note.</p>
<p>RICHARD BENNINGTON. - Mr. Gurney. Where do you live. - A. At No. 11, Bennet's-buildings, Old Bethlem. The prisoner lodged with me; I gave him change of a five pound note; I have the note now in my possession. To the best of my recollection there were four half guineas and a seven shilling piece amongst the change.</p>
<p>Q. I take it for granted you would not swear to a half guinea. - A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Pooley. Was it marked. - A. It was not.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Might not such a mark as this have escaped your notice. - A. It might. Was I receiving a guinea, I might have looked more closely into it to see whether it was good.</p>
<p>Mr. Pooley. Of course you looked at them before, to see whether it was good. - A. Yes; I might have some of this money by me a month; if it has any particular mark on it I might have forgot it.</p>
<p>Jury. We would wish to know whether there were any other person that went to that iron chest. - A. No. I had the key; it was locked when I went to it, and there is no other key as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got any of the other money. - A.Yes,
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<p>Q. Were there any person that saw you put the money in. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Nor no person saw you take the money out. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then it entirely rests upon your evidence. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Court. Can you undertake to say that is the money that you marked. - A. I can.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney (producing another half guinea.) Can you swear to that mark. - A. It is like it; perhaps you marked that yourself.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. If it is a mark exactly alike the other, how can you swear to that.</p>
<p>The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. When you turned round immediately you felt his hand in your pocket. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was any body near you. - A. No one but the prisoner, I am certain of that.</p>
<p>Q. What become of that person that came forward and rescued him. - A. I was so agitated in my mind, I cannot tell what became of him; he was about three or four yards from the prisoner when I saw him first.</p>
<p>Q. What became of your pocket book. - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. What was in your pocket book. - A. To the amount of eight pounds; six one pound notes, and a two pound notes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that this is the man that had his hand in your pocket. - A. Yes, I felt his hand in my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. How long before had you seen this pocket book or felt it. - A. Not a minute before, I put my hand upon it.</p>
<p>Q. Was there no person near you at the time that you felt it but the prisoner. - A. No, to the best of my knowledge there was not.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the moment you turned round, he endeavoured to make his escape. - A. Yes, before I spoke a word to him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. You met a great number of people as you went along the Minories. - A. Exactly so.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner at the moment you missed that pocket book ran out of your sight. - A. No, he was not out of my sight.</p>
<p>Q. Then if he had thrown it away you must have seen it. - A. I was so agitated when the man came to rescue him away, he might give him that pocket book.</p>
<p>Q. That is a very good argument, but it is only conjecture - you did not see him attempt to throw the pocket book away, nor swallow it. - A. Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. You have never discovered any thing of it since. - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see what he did with the pocket book. - A. No, I could not; after he had given it to one of his companions, he ran through an alley.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see him give it away. - A. No, I could not see who was the receiver of the pocket book. When the prisoner was rescued, I ran after him down the Minories as hard as I could, and I secured him.</p>
<p>Q. That is the same man is it. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. You were walking before the prosecutor at the time he lost his pocket book. - A. Yes, I was about four yards before him.</p>
<p>Q. As you were about four yards before him, I wonder how you could see it, did he order you to the right about, or how was it. - A. I heard a noise, and I turned round, I saw him seize upon the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Aye, that might be, but you were walking about four yards before your comrade. - A. Yes, he called out somebody had robbed him.</p>
<p>Q. At that time your comrade had lost his pocket book. - A.He had.</p>
<p>Q. Then if he had lost his pocket book when he called out, and you were walking before him, how came you to see that he was robbed. - A. I saw my comrade seize upon the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. I know you did, you suspected him, and so did he - do you mean to tell me that you was four yards before the man that was robbed, and did not turn round till after the man was robbed, and upon his calling out you turned round and saw the man take the pocket book. - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. You told the same story before the magistrate. - A Certainly; I say what I saw.</p>
<p>Q. I am very sure you do not mean to say what is wrong, but it cannot be so; common sense contradicts it; what became of the pocket book you cannot say. - A No.</p>
<p>Jury to prosecutor. Where was your pocket. - A. Outside, the same as it is in this coat. I am sure that I felt my pocket book just before.</p>
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<p>Q. You say that at four o'clock you searched the till, and found twenty shillings in silver and halfpence, when did Mrs. Woodbridge give you any information about it. - A. Immediately I came down from dinner I sent my little brother off to know whether she had been and purchased the article; I searched the till again a quarter before five; I found two shillings more than I left.</p>
<p>Q. Is it the practice of your house to make an entry of what is sold. - A. It is a practice, and very regularly done; I have my journal here, there is no entry of the half guinea, nor of the fourteen pound of soap; there is an entry in the book of about two shillings, the money that was taken till I come down from dinner.</p>
<p>Q. In whose custody did you deposit the half guinea. - A. The constable; he would not let me lay hold of it.</p>
<p>Q. Had you an opportunity of looking at it. - A. I had; I have no doubt of it being the half guinea I delivered to Mrs. Woodbridge, and that I had marked.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. The half guinea has never been found.</p>
<p>Mr. Bolland. There is good reason for that; the constable has the half guinea, and says he has lost it now.</p>
<p>Heseltine. When the constable took it out of the prisoner's pocket, he laid it on a sheet of paper; I saw the mark on the head side, and two marks on the other; I know it was the half guinea I had given to Mrs. Woodbridge. I gave the constable directions to take care of it.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. You are talking about a thing that is not to be seen; the jury are to be the best judges of the marks.</p>
<p>- EDGAR. Q. Have you this half guinea. - A. No, I had the half guinea; when I took it from the prisoner I let Mr. Heseltine look at it; then I wrapped it up in a piece of paper.</p>
<p>Q. You are a constable of what place. - A. Of Cripplegate ward.</p>
<p>Q. Are you constable or beadle. - A. I am ward beadle. On the next morning I went to fetch the prisoner out of the Compter, he requested that I would give him the silver back that I had at the time I folded the half guinea up and put it in my pocket, and went before the alderman.</p>
<p>Q. Did you produce it before the alderman. - A. No. The reason was, because Mr. Heseltine requested that the prisoner might be remanded for a week, and upon that account it was not shewn to the alderman; I kept the half guinea in my pocket three or four days, and then I put it in the bureau; whether it was in the paper when I put it in the bureau, or whether it had slipped out I do not know, I never unfolded it. I put it up with the paper, as I supposed, but there was a hole in the paper and a hole in my breeches pocket. You may think I put it out of my pocket to hinder the prosecution, but it was no such thing, because Mr. Heseltine was endeavouring to prevent the prosecution at the time.</p>
<p>Mr. Bolland. The prisoner confessed that he took the half guinea.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Unless you have the half guinea for the jury to see whether it was that half guinea, you cannot bring it home to the prisoner.</p>
<p>Court to Heseltine. What were the very words that passed at the time when the prisoner was taken with the money upon him. - A. I told him that money had been missed from the till; the constable immediately said, your master has missed a great deal of money; I said search Mr. Holland, and all in the house shall be searched till the money is found. When he was searched we found a half guinea; he was asked how he came by it, he said he found it in the till.</p>
<p>Court. This confession does not go so far as to say - this is the half guinea I took from Mrs. Woodbridge.</p>
<p>MRS. WOODBRIDGE. Q. You do not know the half guinea do you. - A. The half guinea had a dot on the head.</p>
<p>Q. Did Mr. Heseltine point out any marks on the half guinea. - A. Not to me.</p>
<p>Q. To whom did you give that half guinea that you received from Mr. Heseltine. - A To Mr. Holland.</p>
<p>Jury. The constable is highly culpable.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. The shirts were dry.</p>
<p>Q. to Bishop. How did you find out to whom they belonged. - A. There were two of the shirts marked Varty; I looked in the Directory, and found out Mr. Varty in the Borough; I went there; they told me they had two sons at Mr.
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<p>The property produced and identified.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was she in the habit of knowing where it hung. A. Yes. I wanting the girl, I went to the bed room to see for the girl; when I come there I found my key in the outside of the door; I went into the room, but no one was there; directly I missed a box that contained part of my wearing apparel, I thought some one had taken it; I looked in a portmanteau for some plate, it was in a pillow case, just as I brought it from the country; when I looked for the plate I missed it, I went down stairs, the girl could not be found any where in he house; we applied to Bow-street office, and found her soon after.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the girl afterwards. - A. I did, in about two hours afterwards. I then said to her, Peggy, what have you been doing to take these things, she kneeled down and said pray ma'am forgive me, I never did such a thing before. I saw the property at Bow-street that night, Mr. Adkins produced it; I did not miss any one thing; the whole was found upon her.</p>
<p>Q. How long had she lived with you. - A. From the Monday to the Thursday: she was hired from a public office, we had a character with her from a little public house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-7-person113" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You are an officer. - A. Yes Mr. Scott came to me at the office a little after eleven o'clock at night, he told me had been robbed. From what information I got from him I went into St. Giles, I went into several houses where I saw light; the last house I went into I went into the garret, and the prisoner at the bar was sitting on the floor in an empty room, with the pillow by the side of her, a great part of the plate was out of the pillow case; she was looking it over.</p>
<p>Prisoner. No, I was not.</p>
<p>Adkins. I found a box near to her, with a quantity of wearing apparel in it; I charged her with the robbery of her master; I asked her if there was any body with her, she said there was a young man with her when she committed the robbery, she would not tell me his name; I saw no young man, she was alone in the room. I took her into custody, and brought her away, and the plate and box, with the wearing apparel. I sent for Mr. Scott and Mrs. Scott also, they both came and said it was their property, and that was the girl that had lived servant with them. I produce the property.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutrix. Look at the milk jug, is that your property. - A. Yes, it is marked JMS, it is worth fourteen or fifteen shillings, and the six table spoons are mine; they are worth thirty shillings; the six salts are mine, they are worth thirty shillings; they are all mine. The gown is worth ten shillings, the salt spoons and tea spoons they are worth a shilling a piece; the sugar tongs are worth six shillings; the punch ladle is worth two shillings.</p>
<p>Q. How lately had you seen them before the prisoner went away out of the house. - A. On the same day I had been to the portmanteau, and I had seen them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I went up stairs for two towels to hem, and when I was returning out of the room, a young man met me at my elbow, I asked him what he wanted, he said what is that to you; he went and looked about the place, I was greatly surprized; he said if I made any noise he would kill me; he took a knife out of his bosom and said, if I went to make any alarm, he would cut my throat; he went to the portmanteau and took the things out, and he took the box; there was a man in the street took the box of him; they dragged me along till they came to this room; the man that took the property went down to get some bread and cheese; he was not gone five minutes before he called William. The other man then went down stairs; the man was not out of the room two minutes before the officer came up.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the jury - The prisoner is charged with stealing in a dwelling house; by law stealing in
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was any body else in the parlour - A. My son, he is about eleven years old, and no one else. I did not see him take any thing, so I gave him a written direction of my shop; he went towards Warren-street. When he had been gone about two minutes a thought struck me about the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where was your watch hanging. - A. Over the mantle piece in the parlour; it was a silver watch. I gave four guineas for it about eighteen years ago; it was a good going watch. I went into the parlour the moment the thought struck me, I missed the watch; I sent my little boy one way after him, and went another way myself; the boy went towards Fitzroy street, I saw the boy bring him back. I went and met them, he came very peacably by the side of the boy, and no other one with him.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day was it. - A. About half past four in the evening, it was not quite dark, it was near dusk; I met them at the corner of Warren-street; the prisoner, myself, and the boy, came into the shop together again.</p>
<p>Q. You did not lay hold of him. - A. No, he made no resistance; I sent for a constable and searched him, but could not find the watch upon him; the constable asked the prisoner where he lived, he said in North-street; I found afterwards that he lived there, he had been there but a week. I had him taken up again the same evening, about half past ten, by the advice of Mr. Baker. On the next morning the watch was brought to me by Mr. White, a neighbour. I am sure it is my own watch.</p>
<p>WILLIAM PALMER, JUNIOR. Q. How old are you. - A. Eleven last October.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what an oath is - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You know you are come to speak the truth - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. If you were to take a false oath, what do you think God Almighty would do with you after you were dead. - A. I should go to fire and brimstone.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember the prisoner at the bar coming into your father's shop. - A. Yes; my father desired me to pursue him, I did, and brought him back; he came with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-8-person120" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. How old are you. - A. Only nine and a half.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what an oath is. - A. Yes, and if I tell a lie I shall go to a bad place. I live in Hertford-street, No. 10.</p>
<p>Q. You found the watch, I think, did you. - A. Yes, in Warren-street, the corner of Fitzroy-street; it was in the channel; it was a frosty morning when I found it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect what day of the week it was when you found it. - A. I found it on Thursday the 12th of November, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning; it was quite light. I brought the watch home and gave it to my father.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. When the prisoner went out of your shop which way did he go. - A.Warren-street is about six doors from our shop; I saw him go that way, I did not see him go into the street.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor's son. When you overtook the prisoner, where was it - A. I overtook him in Warren-street about two or three doors from Fitzroy-street; I found him on the right hand side of the way.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the place where this boy found the watch. - A. Yes he shewed it me afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did the man pass by that place when you overtook him. - A. No, he went very near the place when I stopped him.</p>
<p>Q. to
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<p>Prisoner. The taylors part of the shop is boarded up like a private room, so that the parlour is hid from his sight. - Prosecutor. I can see the parlour, door by turning my head round.</p>
<p>Q. Is there no door of communication from your parlour into the passage - A. Yes, that is always locked; there is a passage door besides my shop door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-8-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You are father to the little boy. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember his bringing you a watch. - A. I do it was on Thursday morning the 12th of November; I gave it to Mr. Palmer myself.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Mr. White gave you the watch - A. He did; I gave it Mr. Baker by the order of the magistrate.</p>
<p>(The property produced and identified.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am in the habit of drilling glass and stone; a person applied to me to drill some china; this man had a bill in his window, china mended here; I went into the shop to get what the price was to mend china; I came out and went into the shop again and
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<p>Q. to prosecutor. Who does the house belong to. -
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>MR. LARK. I am a painter, I was employed to paint lady Macclesfield's house, the prisoner was employed by me to work at the dowager's house. On Monday the 19th of October I discovered the drawers in the back parlour, and the butler's room were broken open; I being at work in the house, I found they had been broken open by a tool that painter's use; I have the tool here; this was the mark of this point of the knife in several places; and this iron was used to poise the knife to force the lock down. There is twenty locks broken in trunks and drawers, and so forth. I discovered this on Monday, and the prisoner not being at work on the Saturday, nor on the Monday, my suspicion fell on him. I immediately applied to Mr. Conant in Marlborough-street, he sent Jackson with me immediately, to see the condition of the house. In Oxford-street we met
<persName id="t18071202-9-person130">Burton</persName> the officer, from his information, and by the description of the man, we went to the Savoy; we found Field there; he had been taken to the office in the morning as a deserter, and was sent to the Savoy. The officer took him in custody. The property was traced to be pawned by him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Walford. You had several workmen in your employ in that house. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>MR. WILLMOTT. I live in Bird-street, Oxford-street. On the 14th of October the prisoner came and pledged a gown for five shillings; I had seen him before.</p>
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<p>Q. Who pledged that pelisse with you. - A. I believe the prisoner; I have no doubt; he pledged the pelisse for eight shillings.</p>
<p>Q. What is it worth. - A. It is worth more money.</p>
<p>Q. I must have the truth, whether your character is at stake or not, what is it worth. - A. I cannot tell what it may be worth, second hand things sell so bad; it is worth a guinea or more; I never looked at it much.</p>
<p>Q. Then look at it, what is it made of. - A. Pretty fine cloth.</p>
<p>Q.Is it not made of ladies' fine cloth. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then I shall have the truth at last - upon your oath what is it worth. - A. It may be worth to the owner, perhaps, two guineas; it may be worth more to the owner.</p>
<p>Q. Then how much is it worth. - A. I should make no doubt it cost three guineas.</p>
<p>Q. How much more. - A. It might cost three or four pounds; it has been worn a great deal.</p>
<p>Q. Then how much is it worth now. - A. It might be worth a guinea now, perhaps.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath is it not worth two. - A. It may to the wearer; I do not think it would sell for more than a guinea.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath am I to understand you to say you think it would not sell for more than a guinea. - A. No, I do not think it would.</p>
<p>Q. Then that is an answer - is it not made of the finest ladies' cloth - A. Yes, but I do not know how wide the cloth runs.</p>
<p>Q. You can tell me, perhaps, how many yards there is in it. - A. No, I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how much a yard it is, perhaps you can tell me that - A. I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. So you lend money upon things, the value of which you do not know. - A. The whole of it is this; he only wanted money on this for three or four days; he said it was his sister's; of course I said it would do for eight shillings; I lent him that on it, he had never pawned any thing with me before, to the best of my knowledge; he pawned it in the name of
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Walford. You never saw this man before. - A. Not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Q. You did not particularly examine the pelisse. - A. Not at all.</p>
<p>Q. You did examine it enough to see it was worth eight shillings. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Suppose your attention had not been called by this circumstance, and you had seen him at any other place, should you have known him. - A. I believe he is the man.</p>
<p>Court. Then, upon your oath, have you any doubt that he is the man. - A. I have no doubt about it; I have very little doubt it.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to say whether you have little or no doubt. - A. Such a thing may be, I may be mistaken; it was a young man, a painter; I have no doubt but he is the same; I may be mistaken.</p>
<p>Q. You shall tell me whether you have any doubt or not. - A. I am not perfectly sure.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever see him afterwards. - A. Yes, the next evening, the 15th.</p>
<p>Q. What conversation passed between you. - A. Very little; only he brought these two shifts; I looked at them a little.</p>
<p>Q. Now look at him again. and tell me whether you have any doubt or not. - A. As I said before, I may be mistaken.</p>
<p>Q. I know you may be mistaken, or you may be
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180712020011"/>something worse - look at him again, have you a doubt. A. I am almost sure; I may be mistaken, I saw so little of him.</p>
<p>Q. Very likely, but have you a doubt about it. - A. Very little doubt about it; there may be another man like him.</p>
<p>Q. Now look at him again, and tell me whether you have any doubt. - A. I am not perfectly sure that he was the man; I believe he is, but to be quite sure I am not.</p>
<p>Q. You saw him twice. - A. I did,</p>
<p>The property produced and identified.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the affair. I beg leave to refer you to my late master's certificate of my character if called for, and to assure you that business prevented him from coming in my behalf.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Where was Cost then. - A. At the shop door, inside of the shop; the prisoner had thrown the spencer and part of a pelisse on the floor.</p>
<p>Q. Where had the spencer and the pelisse been standing before. - A. On a stand on one side of the shop; I had seen it about half an hour before. The prisoner begged
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<p>Q. Did you see him throw the things down. - A. No. I picked them up from the floor.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you make any remarks upon the panes of the window in the shop. - A. Yes, there was a piece cut out of the window, big enough for his hand to go through.</p>
<p>Q. Then he must have got in the shop by the door to have got hold of this spencer. - A. Yes, they were in the middle of the shop.</p>
<p>Q. But by putting his hand into this pane of glass, could be reach the door to unlatch it. - A. No, it was not near the door.</p>
<p>Q. You say you found the door a-jar when you went in. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>JOSEPH GREGORY. I searched the prisoner at the watchhouse; I found nothing about him; I went the next morning early, I examined the windows, I found a pane of glass taken out; there were nothing but some ribbons near it; by what the ladies informed me, there was nothing taken out. I said to the prisoner you little rogue, how came you to have cut the window in the manner you have done; he replied, another did that; he said he was a poor lad, he
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<p>Q. to prosecutor. Can you take upon you to say, before you heard the noise of your boy coming in, whether your shop door was shut too. - A. It had been shut too the whole of the evening; there had nobody been in before for half an hour; we always shut our shop door; the shop woman had not left the shop five minutes.</p>
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<p>(The property produced and identified.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was going in for two halfpenny laces for my boots; I saw them things laying, I kicked them with my foot; I took them up in my hand, I felt, they felt soft; this lad came in, he said I was going to take them out of the shop.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr.
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<p>Q. Had you missed a piece of mutton. - A. Yes, it was laying about a yard in the shop window, the window was open; I told him if he did not give it me again I would have him taken up; he made off with it under his coat; I and Mr. Elviss followed him; going up to Mr. Charlton's there stood
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<p>Q. Did you see him throw it away - A. No, Mr. Elviss saw him throw it away. This is the handkerchief he had the meat in; when the constable took him he wanted to make it up with me, he would pay me for the meat, or any thing else; he said he did not take it, but he knew them that did take it. I took the meat back; it matched with the leg of mutton exactly; the fat and lean corresponded exactly.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Curwood. It was a piece of a leg of mutton - A. No, part of a loin.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see who took it - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Seeing this man with some meat in a handkerchief you accused him. - A. Yes, and he denied it.</p>
<p>Q. One loin is very much like another. - A. Yes, but this matched with the leg.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes, she lived
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<interp inst="t18071202-12-person156" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> went up stairs with me about eleven o'clock and helped me to undress myself; I put three notes, with a bank note of fifty pound, into a little box, which I always keep my money in, I put it in my pocket; I put my pocket under my pillow, I went to bed and the prisoner left my room; my daughter got up in the morning, she is not sensible, she slept in the same bed with me; she went down stairs, I believe it was between nine and ten o'clock in the morning.
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<interp inst="t18071202-12-person157" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came up, I was not awake when she came in the room; I raised up my head, I saw her by the bed side with some tea for me to drink; I took my tea and laid down again, and got up about eleven o'clock. When I got out of bed I saw my pockets lye upon the stool by the bedside, I did not see her lay them there; my box was in my pocket, I put my pockets on without suspicion. On the Tuesday following I missed a pair of stockings, she declared she had not seen them; I insisted upon her being searched and emptying her pockets; Mrs. Little, the prisoner, and me, went up into the dining room; she gave the duplicate up of a pair of stockings pawned at Mr. Dobree's, she said if I would forgive her she would give me up all the things; I told her she must take the consequence. She gave me all the duplicates with the ribbon I before mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. How many duplicates were there. - A. There were two of mine; the other was for a broach she stole of her master's she lived with in Broad-street; then I missed the note. I told her if she would give me the note I would forgive her.</p>
<p>Q. She did not give up the note. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then I cannot hear anything about the note; did you give the officer the duplicates. - A. No, the officer took them from the table.</p>
<p>Q. You rent the house since the death of your husband. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your enquiring of this girl for the things you lost, you examined the box. - A. I examined it when I missed my stockings; only the fifty pound note was gone; the other three remained, with some other money belonging to some gentlemen that use my house; there was near one hundred and seventy pound altogether in the box.</p>
<p>Q. You do not know what became of the fifty pound note. - A. On the Sunday there was a young man came in and called her out to a gentleman that came from Chelsea; we asked her if this gentleman had the note, she declared that he had not nor had she seen it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-12-person158" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable of St. James's. I went into Mrs. Mottier's to take some beer, on the 3rd of November, the prisoner was in the bar; Mrs. Mottier said here is an officer come, she said she had lost a fifty pound note; the duplicates were laying on the table; I took them and found out the property. I asked the prisoner if she knew any thing of the fifty pound note, she declared herself innocent.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That gentleman, Mrs. Mottier, and Mrs. Little, said they would forgive me if I would own to the fifty pound note.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Had she given up the duplicates before any promise was made to her. - A. When she produced the duplicates I had not promised her any pardon.</p>
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<p>(The property produced and identified.)</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr.
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<p>Q. What is your master's name. - A.
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<interp inst="t18071202-13-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I did not see the books, they were in paper; he asked for fourteen shillings, I refused to give him the fourteen shillings; he asked to stop a few minutes till my mistress came in, I said yes; I went down stairs and stopped about ten minutes, and when I came up again he said he was going to Gloucester-place in the New-Road, he would call when he came back, and after he was gone I missed the things in the indictment from the parlour; I did not see him take them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. You left him in the passage when you went down stairs. - A. Yes, and when I came up he said he was going to Gloucester-place; he did not return.</p>
<p>Q. You went to Cold Bath fields prison, you was shewn a person there. - A. I was not shewn him there, I saw him at the New Prison, I knew him to be the same person.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you told that you should see such a person there. - A. No, my master heard a person was taken up on a similar offence; I went to Marlborough-street, there I saw him then.</p>
<p>Q. I am told that none of these things have been found. - A. None of them.</p>
<p>Court. You say he stood in the passage, was there any door that stood in the passage. - A. There was a door in the passage that went into the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Were the things that were lost taken out of the parlour. - A. They were all in the parlour, or in the cupboard in the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the value of them. - A. I do not.</p>
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<p>- BURTON. I am an officer of Marlborough-street; I apprehended him on the 24th of October on a similar offence.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am not guilty; I was never in the house in my life, I never saw an article.</p>
<p>Q. to Bernard. Were these things silver. - A. They had my master's crest on; the wine strainer was silver, and the desert spoon, the salt was silver, washed inside with gold, and the salt spoon was silver.</p>
<p>The prisoner called six witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Q. When was it you was robbed. - A. On Tuesday the 24th of November, about eleven o'clock, going from the Change to the Tower; I neither saw nor felt it done; this man brought it me again (pointing to Mr. Woodbine.)</p>
<p>Q. When had you felt the pocket book in your possession. - A. I had felt it not a minute before it was taken from me.</p>
<p>Q. You do not know when you lost it. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You never felt it go. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. When it was taken from you, you was informed by a man that it was taken, and that you had felt it in your pocket about a minute before you had received that information - is that right. - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. Where was it. - A. In Bishopsgate-street; I understood afterwards it was at the corner of Devonshire-street, when I got before the lord mayor.</p>
<p>Q. Is the prisoner the man you mean. - A. Yes, he is the man, and Mr. Wessel is the captain that the pocket book was taken from; the prisoner ran away directly and I ran after him and collared him, I told him to give me the pocket book; he with a sneer said there it is, he threw it down; I let him go, and told my son to call out stop thief; I went and got the pocket book; directly I picked it up I gave it to the captain, he was very near me; then I went in pursuit of the man, and when I got to him there was a mob collected, and he was in custody of an officer; I am sure he is the man, I saw him put his hand into the captain's pocket, and he took his pocket book.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Pooley. You saw two men of suspicious characters - I want to know whether you can take upon you positively to swear whether the book was not taken by the other person, and not by the prisoner. - A. I have sworn that it was taken by the prisoner, and I will swear it if I was going to die this minute; I mean to swear that this man took it.</p>
<p>- . I am clerk to an upholsterer; I saw the prisoner with the pocket book in his hand; Mr. Woodbine came up to him; the prisoner ran up Devonshire-street, and Mr. Woodbine after him; when Mr. Woodbine catched hold of him he threw the pocket book down on the ground; I was not near enough to hear what he said; I should have ran after him but I fell down and sprained my thigh, I could not get up, soon enough.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Pooley. Did you see any other person running. - A. Yes, the other person ran straight on; I took most notice of the prisoner, seeing the pocket book in his hand.</p>
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<p>Q. He was secured at last. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that is the same man. - A. Yes; at the bottom of Devonshire-street he turned an alley, and there some barber laid hold him.</p>
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<p>(The property produced and identified.)</p>
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<p>Q. Were you following of him. - A. I was. I attempted to secure him at the time he ran down the Oxford Arms inn, and locked himself in a stable, he come out of the stable at another door that opened at the corner, then he was secured by the groom; when he got into the yard another man assisted him, he got loose from him and ran out of the yard into the market; he pulled off his coat and took hold of a glass bottle, and declared vengeance against the man that had laid hold of him; they afterwards secured him in the market and brought him into my house.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it is the same man. - A. I am positive it is the same man.</p>
<p>Q. How far did you go in the pursuit. - A. I followed him with the till in his hand until he fell down.</p>
<p>Q. You secured your till. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go into the market after him. - A. I did not; when I was going up into the market I met a man coming in charge of him.</p>
<p>Q. Are you quite sure he is the same person. - A. I am quite sure he is the same person; I saw his face so plain going out of the door.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know him before. - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How came he to strike against the partition. - A. The door about reaches the counter; reaching over his hand to take the till out, and drawing it back, he hit the till against the partition, and on his going out of the door he knocked the till against the door; then I saw his face very plain.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. I understood you to say you believed him to be the man. - A. No.</p>
<p>Court. I positively believe him to be the man is what he said.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. You had never seen him before. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How lately had you looked in the till so as to enable you to tell what was the contents of the till. - A. I could not tell what was the contents of the till, only what was in the bag.</p>
<p>Q. How lately had you seen the contents of the bag. - A. I only know when I took and counted it out to the gentlemen that were there; I can tell there were six seven shilling pieces, and one pound twelve and six pence in silver.</p>
<p>Q. How lately had you seen it before. - A. I cannot say exactly; it might be half an hour before.</p>
<p>Q. Who goes to your till besides yourself. - A. My wife.</p>
<p>Q. Is she here. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then if she had occasion to go to the till might not she have taken it out. - A. Yes, but then I have kept it in my pocket ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any mark on the money. - A. No, I have the money here.</p>
<p>Q. Are you in partnership with any body. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what parish it is in. - A. Yes, Christ Church.</p>
<p>Q. It is your house. - A. Yes, I am the landlord of it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was never in his house before I was taken a prisoner.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>[The prisoner was recommended to his Majesty's mercy by the jury on account of his youth.]</p>
<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. How is the indictment. - A.
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<p>Court. The property belongs to Messrs. Bell, Trimby, and Howard, therefore it cannot belong to Howell.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>- . I am a constable. On the 25th of November, about a quarter past eight in the morning, I went down to Mr. Bell's house; I stopped there; in about ten minutes I took charge of the prisoner; I searched the prisoner, I said, my friend, you have got something that does not belong to you; his hands smelt very much of oil, I said you must have these goods. I asked
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<p>Q. to Brookes. Are these the stones belonging to your master. - A. They are, I saw him take them out of the box; we sell them at two shillings a pound, they weighed fourteen pound.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the charge that is alledged against me; I was sweeping out the warehouse, when the constable and Mr. Bell took me in custody; I told them I had no property belonging to them, or any body else; they said I had. I said then I was willing to suffer for it, if I had; the constable said I smelt of oil, and my hands were dirty; I said a working man could not always have his hands clean; before I swept up the warehouse, I was sharpening some tools, I used some oil for that. He found the basket concealed behind the hogshead; I knew nothing about it; I told them where I lodged, and told them to go and unlock my box to see whether he thought I was robbing of them.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know any thing of ths woman before. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was she sober. - A. I am not positive whether she was or not.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of the affair, I was so much intoxicated; now supposing any body might put the tea pot in my hand, and I might think there was liquor in it; I have many times drank liquor out of a tea pot.</p>
<p>Constable. She told me going along to the Compter that she had only come out of Tothill Fields-bridwel on Friday; she had been two years there.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was never there in my life, being intoxicated I might say any thing.</p>
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<p>THOMAS SHARLAND. I am a warehouseman to Messrs.
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<p>The property produced and identified.</p>
<p>The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, called eight witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Are you positive it is the man. - A. I am positive it is the man; he pushed me about enough, I shall alway recollect him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. There were a great many persons near you as well as the prisoner. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Might it not be some other hand that went into your pocket. - A. By the position that I was standing to him, and by the circumstance of the handkerchief being in his hand, no person could do it but him; I saw him drop the handkerchief; my reason for not seizing him immediately, I saw it was a gang of pickpockets; I was afraid of his being rescued.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you see how he got it. - A. I did not.</p>
<p>CHARLES DOBSON. I am a constable. On the 31st of August; there was a great riot at the India house, I was called to take two men in charge, I did; going along to the mansion house with them, Mr. Bourdieu told me the prisoner had picked his pocket; I took him in custody; I searched him at alderman Birch's door; these two handkerchiefs were in his pocket, and this Mr. Bourdieu gave me.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. That is my handkerchief.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of what I am accused of.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Five other counts, laying them to be the property of different other persons.</p>
<p>The indictment was read by Mr. Gleed, and the case stated by Mr. Knapp.</p>
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<p>Q. Was it an empty bladder, or full of any thing. - A. It had a bulk, it had the appearance as though it was full.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the bladder. - A. I compelled the prisoner to go down into my cabin; in my forcing him down in my cabin it fell over, or whether he threw it down I do not know; I got the bladder afterwards by the assistance of two fishermen's boys laying at Billingsgate stairs; I called to them, they got a lanthorn and found it; when I came on shore the boys gave it me; I delivered it to Mr. Clark, who keeps the King's Head public house.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity might there be in the bladder. - A. I cannot say, I looked at the cask, there were two spile holes; when I turned the cask it leaked.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. It was impossible for you to tell us what was in the bladder, you neither know the contents of the puncheon that was in the vessel, or whether the bladder that was found was the same bladder. - A. I cannot say any more than I believe it was this bladder, it had a pipe in it.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. You have all been strongly swearing that it is rum - I dare say you have not tasted it - do you know it is rum. - A. Yes, we had it before the lord mayor, it was proved to be rum.</p>
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<p>Q. Who succeeded you in the watch when you left it. - A. Saunders, he is an excise watchman.</p>
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<p>Mr. Alley. You did not deliver it on board the hoy. A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You do not know who sucked the mug. - A. No.</p>
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<p>JOHN BODDINGTON. I gauged the puncheon on board the Bentley hoy; there was one hundred and four gallons of liquor when I took the ullage.</p>
<p>- ROBERTS. I tried the strength of the liquor in the puncheon; it was from one to four. I tried the strength of the bladder, it was of the same proof.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. You never saw any rum of the same proof. A. Yes, many times.</p>
<p>The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Second count for uttering and publishing as true a like forged will, he knowing it to be forged, with the same intention.</p>
<p>Two other counts for forging and uttering and publishing as true, a like forged will, with intention to defraud the governor and company of the bank of England; and</p>
<p>Four other counts for like offences, only varying the manner of charging.</p>
<p>The indictment read by Mr. Bosanquet, and case stated by Mr. Garrow.</p>
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<p>Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, and tell me whether you know him. - A. I know him to be
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<p>Q. How long have you known it. - A. Twenty-three years, since the time he was in our office; I have not seen him but two or three times before this.</p>
<p>Q. In what character was he, and what was his situation of life, at the time you knew him, twenty-three years ago. - A. He was in the office of Messrs. Crespigny and Green. as writing clerk.</p>
<p>Q. How long did he continue in that situation as writing clerk. - A. I believe about fifteen months, and not exceeding eighteen months.</p>
<p>Q. Of course during that time he was employed, he knew how the probat of wills were to be got. - A. His employment was in making copies of wills.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember his making any application about a will in May last. - A. Yes, he came to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did he make any other application about a will in June. - A. He did.</p>
<p>Court. In May; that was not this will.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. No, another will in May last:</p>
<p>Q. Whose will was that. - A. The will of
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<p>Q. After that do you remember on the 11th of June any application respecting the will in question. - A. Yes, the will of
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<p>Q. Look at that, and tell me whether that is the one that was produced. - A. That is the will, I know it by my writing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you write that by his desire and by his instructions. - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. What did he say about it. - A. He said he was appointed executor.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you who wrote it. - A. I knew the prisoner's hand writing, at least judging it to be the hand writing.</p>
<p>Court. Was it his hand writing. - A. I supposing it was his hand writing I mentioned to him that from the time of his absenting himself from Doctors' Commons, there was no material alteration, but rather better writing; I supposed that will to be his hand writing.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Give us the words what you did say to him. - A. I believe the words were - the will was his own hand writing, I believed there was no difference, notwithstanding the long time I had known him, or to that effect; I do not exactly remember the reply he made; I think the effect of it was, that it was his hand writing; he said words to that effect. I asked him when the deceased died; he told me the day before the application was made.</p>
<p>Q. Did you sit down to write the jurat for the purpose of taking him to be sworn. - A. I did; he and I went to Dr. Parsons, and Dr. Parsons subscribed to the jurat.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the other side of the will, and see whether that is your own hand writing. - A. The whole of this is my hand writing.
<persName id="t18071202-22-person246"> Abraham Priddy
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<p>Q. From whose instruction did you make that memorandum. - A. I always have done it, I did it by the direction of
<persName id="t18071202-22-person247"> John Almond
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<p>Court. You wrote this from his mouth. - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Was it the 12th of June this was done. - A. I think it was the 12th of June.</p>
<p>Q. Is that you hand writing. - A. No, it is not.</p>
<p>Q. The 12th of June who was that done by. - A. A clerk in the prerogative office.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. At the time which you wrote that which you now have been reading, was he standing over you. - A. He was standing by the side of me or sitting.</p>
<p>Q. Was the will that was so produced afterwards left in the prerogative office. - A. It was.</p>
<p>Q. Did you on the 12th of June, deliver a probat of that will to the prisoner at the bar. - A. I do not recollect whether it was the 12th or 13th, it was either the 12th or 13th I delivered it to him.</p>
<p>Q. Look at this, see whether it refreshes your memory to tell on which day you delivered the probat. - A. There is nothing here that will tell me whether it was on the 12th or the 13th.</p>
<p>Q. I think it would if you had any sense or recollection, it would refresh your memory; it appears there on the 12th the probat was granted. - A. Yes, and I believe I took it to the public office on that day, but whether Almond called on that day, or on the 13th and had it, I cannot tell, but I believe it was on one of these days.</p>
<p>Prisoner. How long is it since I was clerk in Messrs. Crespigny and Green's office. - A. I cannot charge my memory, it is a long while ago.</p>
<p>Q. It was in the year 80 and 81, that is twenty-six years ago - how long is it since you saw my writing. - A. I have not seen your writing more than once during the time of your absence from the office.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon you to swear that it is my hand writing. - A. I swear to the best of my belief that it is your writing.</p>
<p>Q. I left the office in the year 81. - A. Give me leave to say that Crespigny and Green, to whom Almond was clerk, Mr. Green has been dead twenty-two
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<p>Q. You said I engrossed wills, did not Watts engross the wills, I was merely a copying clerk - do you recollect me engrossing any wills. - A. You used, and you have engrossed many wills.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. From the twenty-three years since he has left your office, you have not seen his writing but once from that time. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. He was with you about eighteen months. - A. I think somewhere thereabouts, not quite so long.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you see him every day during that time as near as possible. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you an opportunity, and did you make use of that opportunity; of seeing him write every day during that time. - A. Yes, writing and engrossing.</p>
<p>Court. Every day for how long. - A. I cannot tell, it might be a twelve month, or fifteen months or eighteen months.</p>
<p>Q. From twelve to eighteen months. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. From seeing that in your hand, do you believe it to be the prisoner's hand writing. - A. Yes, I firmly believe it to be his hand writing.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any doubt that that is the prisoner's hand writing. - A. I have not.</p>
<p>ABRAHAM PRIDDY. - Mr. Bosanquet. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes; I have known him these sixteen years.</p>
<p>Q. What was his situation when you first knew him. - A. He was inspector of lamps of St. James' parish.</p>
<p>Q. What was you situation. - A. I am a lamp lighter, I lived in Leicester-street, Swallow-street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you change your residence after that. - A. Yes, into Marlborough-row, Carnaby market.</p>
<p>Q. During the time you lived there, was the prisoner acquainted with you. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had he frequent opportunities of seeing you there. - A. He used to come backwards and forwards when there was any complaint about the lamps.</p>
<p>Q. Were you acquaintance interrupted. - A. He went away afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Did he quit the situation that he was in. - A. He went away somewhere for about two years; he came back again now lately.</p>
<p>Q. Was it this year. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What month, do you recollect. - A. I cannot recollect; it was not long ago since he came back again.</p>
<p>Q. About half a year ago did he come to lodge at your house. - A. There was a woman lodged at my house, and he came after her; he lodged with me about two months.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect when he left your lodgings. - A. He left it not long since; I cannot recollect the month.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the reason of his going away. - A. No, he went away and came back again to lodge with me after that. He came after the woman, and he lodged with me again about a week, and then he went away, and the woman together.</p>
<p>Q. Can you recollect when that was. - A. It is not long since.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect what month it was. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. After he left your lodgings, did he call upon you again. - A. Yes, he came to me in Smith's-court, Windmill-street.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation then. - A. He came and drank tea with me when he came; I went out and got some crumpets, and got him a comfortable dish of tea; he came then to advise me not to go in the city for this half year.</p>
<p>Q. For what purpose. - A. I could not tell his reason.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say why you were not to go in the city for this half year. - A. I do not know why.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say any part of the city or the bank. - A. He talked about it.</p>
<p>Court. What did he talk about. - A. He talked about my gaining a few shillings at Christmas, it would be better to buy a quarter of a hundred and accumulate a little more stock.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner know that you had any stock. - A. I do not know that.</p>
<p>Mr. Bosanquet. Did he at that time say any thing about receiving any dividend. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You say he advised you to let this accumulate and buy in another quarter. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How was it to accumulate. - A. He thought I should get a little at Christmas by Christmas boxing, and a little by my labour.</p>
<p>Q. What did you say to him. - A. I said it was of no consequence to him when I meant to go in the city; I went in two or three days after that.</p>
<p>Court. Can you fix the time when this conversation past. - A. It is not long since.</p>
<p>Mr. Bosanquet. How long before you went into the city was it that this conversation past, how many day. - A. About three days.</p>
<p>Q. What day did you go in the city. - A. It was on the Thursday, I do not know the month.</p>
<p>Q. What was your stock. - A. Three hundred in the four per cents.</p>
<p>Q. When was the dividend payable. - A. It comes every half year.</p>
<p>Q. When was the half year due. - A. This last quarter my dividend was due.</p>
<p>Q. You went on the Thursday to get your dividend. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you get it. - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after that was the prisoner taken up. - A. In about three days; it was on a Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever live in Hammersmith. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Can you read or write. - A. I cannot.</p>
<p>Q. Take this in your hand; did you ever make that mark on that paper. - A. No I never made any mark only in the city, when I used to go there.</p>
<p>Q. When was that. - A. When I got my dividend.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever make any mark to your will. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever make any will. - A Never in my life.</p>
<p>(The will read.) In the name of God, Amen. I
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> of Hammersmith in the county of Middlesex, but late of Marlborough-street, Carnaby Market, and Smith's-court, Great Windmill-street, in the parish of St. James's, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following: that is to say, Whereas I am possessed of money in the funds of the bank of England; I give and devise it in the following manner - I give to my brother in-law
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<p>The mark of ABRAHAM PRIDDY.</p>
<p>Witness - JOEL WRIGHT,
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<p>Mr. Bosanquet Have you any relation of the name of
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person257" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , a sister in-law, as mentioned in the will. A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Or a father-in-law of the name of Cornelleis. - A. No, I have not.</p>
<p>Q. Is
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person258" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t18071202-22-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> the prisoner your brother-in-law. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Or have you any brother-in-law of that name. - A. No, none.</p>
<p>Q. Your wife's name I believe is
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<p>Q. She is here I believe. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not your wife say that you did not mean to go to the bank for this half year because you did not mean to buy them any clothes. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. That is all I mean to ask you, I will ask your wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person260" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . - Mr. Fielding. You are the wife of
<persName id="t18071202-22-person261"> Abraham Priddy
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person261" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you live in June last. - A. In Smith's court.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Very well.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come to your house in June last. - A. He lodged in our house then.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you was about to make a return to the person that was enquiring about your property, your income tax. - A. That was in June last; the prisoner came down into my room, he asked what stock my husband had in the bank.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell him. - A. I did; I thought he was a friend of ours. I always expected he was a friend of ours.</p>
<p>Q. And therefore you did not hesitate to tell him. - A. I told him the truth. I said, Mr. Almond, my master has three hundred pound in the four per cents; I said it innocent enough, I did not expect a small family of children to be wronged out of it. Then he asked me if my name was in it, or only my husband's, I said it was in my husband's own name,
<persName id="t18071202-22-person262"> Abraham Priddy
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person262" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. Did he visit you in October. - A. Yes; on the 10th of October to the best of my knowledge, he came and drank tea there; he called my husband always by his christian name; he said, well Abraham, when do you intend to go and receive your dividend; my husband answered and said, I do not know whether I shall go this half year, I think I shall let it stand. Mr. Almond said directly, that is right, let it stand.</p>
<p>Q. When he first left your lodgings, did he pay you the rent. - A. He did, he had a great quantity of money.</p>
<p>Q. That was about the beginning of June. - A. It was that time.</p>
<p>Q. After he left your lodgings he came to you and produced to you a quantity of money. - A. He did not produce to me any more than seventeen or eighteen shillings, but he appeared to have a considerable quantity of money about him.</p>
<p>Q. Then about October, when he asked Abraham whether he would go to receive his dividend, he advised him not to go for half a year. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You are a poor woman that has brought up five children. - A. Yes, I have had twelve children.</p>
<p>Prisoner. How many children do you say you have. A. Three.</p>
<p>Q. Do you keep them all. - A. I keep two.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you say, Priddy will not go to receive his dividend because he will not buy me any clothes. - A. My husband did.</p>
<p>Mr. Fielding. Do you understand the question about your husband going to receive his dividend. - A. I do, I said that is exactly like you; I was very cross and peevish.</p>
<p>Q. You said that you wanted the money. - A. I did for myself and his children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person263" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . - Mr. Knapp. You are a stockbroker. A. Yes, residing at No. 2, Dean-street, South Audley street.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the prisoner. - A. Twenty years.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember his applying to you on Saturday the 13th of June last. - A. He left a note at my house, I cannot be positive of the day, it was in June; the purport of the note was, that on Tuesday, that must be the 16th I think, there would be some stock to be transferred, and that he, the prisoner, had left the probat at the bank; that was for the purpose of being registered. I got to the bank on Tuesday; the prisoner was there, or otherwise he came within a few minutes afterwards. I had taken the probat from the registering office for the purpose of getting the proper instructions to get the business forward.</p>
<p>Q. What passed at the time when you and the prisoner had got the probat. - A. He told me, I believe, that the testator was a painter, that he had an accident, and broke his leg, and died in consequence of a mortification.</p>
<p>Q. Did he tell you who had made the will. - A. No.</p>
<p>Court. The testator was a person of the name of
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person264" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Did you take the probat from the registering office. - A. Yes; I then took the proper instructions from him, and transferred the money from the deceased's name to his name.</p>
<p>Q. You went then to the four per cent office, and gave instructions for the transfer of
<persName id="t18071202-22-person265"> Abraham Priddy
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person265" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's name to the prisoner. - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find in the transfer book the sum, and what was the sum. - A. Three hundred pounds in the four per cents.</p>
<p>Q. You found that in the name of
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person266" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I believe you witnessed it in the book. - A. I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You produce the transfer office book of the four per cent in the bank. - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. to Rose. Look at that transfer, and tell me whether
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<p>Q. You say there is
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person270" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t18071202-22-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's name to that. - A. Yes, I saw him sign it.</p>
<p>Q. This is Almond's hand writing. - A. Yes, the name is all in his hand writing.</p>
<p>Q. You are the witness to that book. - A. Yes, I am witness to the identity of
<persName id="t18071202-22-person271"> John Almond
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person271" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t18071202-22-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>Q. You are the person who witnessed his being the
<persName id="t18071202-22-person272"> John Almond
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person272" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t18071202-22-person272" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> who signed it. - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. Now turn to the transfer where it was made - were you employed to sell the transfer by the prisoner. A. Yes, I was, the next day.</p>
<p>Q. You were employed to sell it after it was transferred. - A. I was; it went into his name from the deceased's; on the 16th it went from the deceased's name into the prisoner's as executor, and on the 17th I sold the stock, by his desire, that very stock, the amount of which is three hundred pounds; I sold it for two hundred and forty pounds, fifteen shillings; I gave him a check for the money on Stephenson's house; I lent him two pounds on the 16th; I gave him a check for the money, deducting the two pounds, the brokerage, and the expence at the office (the transfer read).</p>
<p>Court. You told us you were a witness to this transfer. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Have you seen this will that has been exhibited at the prerogative court. - A. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Have you got the probat. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is the probat a copy of the will. - A. I think so.</p>
<p>Prisoner. But that you do not know.</p>
<p>Mr. Bosanquet to Norris. I think you are chief clerk in the four per cent office. - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine the books to see whether
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I shall first begin by saying, that I am innocent of the charge, and they have not produced the probat against me; there is a piece of paper they produce against me that is a will; I am indicted with publishing; how could I publish that will when it was in Doctor's Commons. If I am convicted I hope your lordship will arrest the judgement, that probat not being brought against me.</p>
<p>Court. Do not be mistaken; it is not necessary in point of law for them to exhibit this probat against you, it is enough to prove that you forged the will. The will is here; the probat has been proved to be delivered to you, and by that witness the will has been proved to be your hand writing, therefore do not be deceived about it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Mr. Howell does not say positively that the will is my hand writing; there is a person of the name of White, if he was here I am confident my trial would take a different turn.</p>
<p>Court. Gentlemen of the jury, it matters not whether the probat is produced or not; if you believe that this man forged the will for the purpose of making a probat, and for the purpose in reality of getting this man's money in the stocks, there is the fraud; and being committed with that sort of intention, it is a clear forgery in law; every part of the evidence proves to a demonstration, that the prisoner at the bar has forged this will; and in consequence of that, he has sold out the stock of
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person275" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and has put the money in his pocket; that is quite clear, it wants no comment at all. The question for you is whether he did or not, was or was not, guilty of falsely making this will, with intention to defraud
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<interp inst="t18071202-22-person277" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . It is a will written in the prisoner's hand writing; and Priddy has sworn that he knew nothing about it. Somebody or other has forged the will; therefore the hand writing being proved to be the prisoner's at the bar, and the witness tells you that he did got a probat of this will; his selling out the stock, and transfering the stock, are facts that prove every thing as clear as ever I saw any thing in my life, the charge in this indictment. Gentlemen, in this case, as I do in all cases where a man's life is at stake; I have looked every way, if there was any thing that occured to me as a fair groud in his favour to state to you, I would state it to you; but I never saw a case more clear in a court of justice; and it would be but trifling with you to suggest a doubt; if you can find out a doubt you will let me have the benefit of it.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>The case stated by Mr. Knapp.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the prisoner at the bar at any time your servant and in what capacity. - A. She was my servant as
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<p>Q. Was that key that was shewn to you by Hancock the officer, one of the keys of your wine cellar. - A. I believe it to be one of the keys; I missed a small pocket almanack and other articles.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you go with a search warrant and when to Manchester-square. - A. I did, I went to No. 18, North-street, Manchester square; I think it was Thursday the 19th of November. I saw the mother there and a little boy; the prisoner said she was her mother, and this was the prisoner's apartment not the mother's; I told the mother that I had got a search warrant against the place for articles stolen from Mr. Dawson by her daughter; she owned the daughter lived there. I was proceeding to search, I observed the old lady go to a drawer and take out a piece of blue cotton and wrap it in her apron to conceal it; I said stop, old lady, you must not take any thing out there, put that down again; I then proceeded to search, she having put down the blue cotton, it is made into an apron; after
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<p>Q. What were these things. - A. A breakfast cloth, and a kind of a towel, she held it up to the light and shewed where the marks had been picked out, WD: Mrs. Spittlehouse discerned it; after that I found some more cotton, which Mr. and Mrs. Dawson believed to be their property, and some pieces of Vandyke bordering furniture; there was some of it worked up in chair covers, which I could not bring away; this is the key I found on the second search, the prisoner was present; I told the prisoner it was the key I had seen before.</p>
<p>Q. You had seen that key upon the first search. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You did not take it then, you went back with the prisoner to for that key. - A. Yes; she then offered me the key of a street door; I said not that, it was a bright key I had seen, and I must find it; then she threw herself into a fit. In the mean time Mrs. Spittlehouse said here is the key upon the drawers, and that was the key; I afterwards tried the key to the wine cellar door of Mr. Dawson's, it answered directly and corresponded to the one he has in his possession. (The key produced.)</p>
<p>Hancock. When I went to the place where I brought her from, York-street, I found these articles where she then was in service. At the time that I took her to the house of correction I should have told you there was a young woman accompanied me down to the house; as soon as I put the prisoner there, the young woman told me some things which led me to go into York-street where she was at service. On my searching Mr. Lucas, he had all her things down in the back parlour; I brought these things away; another apron made out of the same sort of stuff as the other. I found a piece of cotton made into an a apron, and another piece of cotton. In consequence of what I learned at York place, I went to the old lodgings of the prisoner in North-street, there I made another search; the old lady turned her back upon me, I saw her conceal something in her bosom; I searched her bosom and found a duplicate of a broach and a smelling bottle, pledged at Mulcaster's. I went to Mulcastert and saw the articles.</p>
<p>Q.What did the prisoner say with respect to these articles when they were produced. - A. She denied the bottle belonging to Mr. Dawson; and the broach I think she said she found it; the cotton and the other articles she owned she took.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The lady and Mrs. Spittlehouse said if I did own to it she would forgive me.</p>
<p>Court to Hancock. Did you hear any body say to her it would be better for her to confess. - A. I heard Mrs. Dawson say she told her it would be better for her to speak the truth; Mrs. Dawson told me so; it was not in my presence.</p>
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<p>Q. Did she admit that it was Mr. Dawson's property. - A.Yes, when she and I were alone.</p>
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<p>Q. During the time that you lived there did you lose a broach. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever apply to the prisoner to know whether she had found it. - A. Yes, the next morning; she said she would endeavour to find, if she could.</p>
<p>Q. Did you afterwards see that broach produced before the magistrate. - A. Yes; it is my broach.</p>
<p>- LIONS I am servant to Mr. Mulcaster, a pawnbroker. I produce a broach and a smelling bottle; they were pledged on the 21st of October by a person stating her name to be
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<p>Sarah Matthews. That is my broach.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. My daughter lost a smelling bottle about this size; not being mine I cannot swear to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18071202-23-person289" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in Church-street, Soho. I came from the office after being examined, and was going to the house of correction, the prisoner asked me whether I was a prisoner, I informed her I was not; she asked me whether I would go to her mother's and get a watch and duplicate in a bonnet box; I was to take these things, and if she got free she would give me five pounds for my trouble; she made me promise not to tell Hancock the officer, but to give him the slip as soon as she was in the house of correction, for fear Hancock should be at her mother's before me; I informed Mr. Hancock of it, and went with him to her mother's.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. My mother did not know where I was; I asked her which way she lived, she told me; I said for God's sake go to my mother, and bring me some things to the place, some victuals, and some money, I would reward her for them. The smelling bottle I found, and the broach likewise, going through Cranbourn-alley; the table cloth I took in a mistake to wash along with my own gown, I forgot to bring it back again; one of the bits of cotton was in my drawer in the bed room, I took it home with my things; as for the key it was my poor husbands, it was never in Mr. Dawson's house before it was carried there by the constable.</p>
<p>The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. I do; he came into my shop on the 11th of November, between the hours of eleven and one, I was not at home; I went out
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<p>Q. You did not see him in the shop on the 11th of November. - A. I did not; I came home about one o'clock.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. After you came home you discovered that you lost the things mentioned in the indictment. - A. I examined and missed them.</p>
<p>Q. I suppose your daughter at that time told you she suspected the prisoner. - A. She said there was not any body there but the prisoner, that she could suspect.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner come to the shop any day after that. - A. This was on the Wednesday; on the Friday following he came to the shop again.</p>
<p>Q. Did you charge him then with stealing the property on the Wednesday. - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. He had been often at your shop before. - A. Yes. the last time he was at my shop he asked me if I had such an article.</p>
<p>Q. When you charged the prisoner on the Friday with having stolen the property, what did he say to it. A. He said upon the word of a man he knew nothing about it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take him up on the Friday. - A. No, he gave me his address, he told me he lodged at the Temple in the room above Mr. Hoare, which would be above the tiles. Mr. Hoare lives in the attic story; he gave his address, No. 5, Inner Temple-lane above Mr. Hoare.</p>
<p>Q. You let him go then upon giving his address. - A. Yes, and on last Thursday was a week I met the prisoner in Mrs Hart's shop, a piece broker in Bedford-bury; he then agreed to go before a magistrate with me to take his oath that he did not take it; I proposed it to him and he agreed to it; I applied at Bow-street office, to them that makes the affidavit; when they knew the cause they would not give him one; the oath was not taken.</p>
<p>- ROBERTSON. Q. You are the daughter of the last witness. - A. Yes, I keep the shop in the time of my father's absence.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember on the 11th of November seeing the prisoner coming to your shop. - A. Yes, between eleven and twelve this man came in the shop, he wanted to purchase some cassimere; I shewed him some; he agreed to have four yards and a half of cassimere, and I was to damp it; there were two pieces of cloth remnants in the window, which this man took out a yard and a half each, one brown and the other black; he measured them, he said they would suit him if I could tell him the price; there were neither ticket nor mark on them; I could not tell him the price; I put them back in the same place where they were; he went away then, and left the cassimere for me to damp; he returned about twelve, he brought a great bundle of cloth with him, he wished me to see whether the cloth that he brought with him and the cassimere matched; he untied one end of his own cloth and put the cassimere to it; he asked my opinion of it, I said I thought it matched very well; he said he would untie it further, and then he should see better, he said then he thought it matched very well; I then went to fold up the cassimere out of the damper.</p>
<p>Q. In doing that did you turn from him. - A. I did, to the other counter, my back was to him two or three minutes, there was nobody in the shop but me and him at that time; I went to fold up the cassimere, he said if I would give him leave he would, he understood folding better than me, he would fold it; I gave it to him to fold; in the mean time he was folding it, a young man came into the shop and another followed; I left him to serve them, I went to the other counter, the young men stood close to the other counter with me.</p>
<p>Q. Were you on the same side of the counter with them. - A. Yes, all three; one of the young men I knew, he is a tailor; the other I do not know. While I was serving these men Mr. Man tied up his parcel, he wished me a good morning, he went out; he had paid me for the cassimere.</p>
<p>Q. Can you take upon yourself to swear these two men were standing by you at the time he wished you good morning and went out. - A. Yes, I am positive of that. And these two pieces of cloth I swear to being in the window when Mr. Mann came in.</p>
<p>Q. It is very clear from what you have said because he took them down. - A. But that was the first time.</p>
<p>Q. Very true; but in the interval of time from his first coming in, and the second time, had you seen them. - A I did, and there had nobody been in the shop at all.</p>
<p>Q. Were you all that interval in the shop. - A. I was not, I was in the kitchen on the same floor; I could see into the shop, and there is a bell at the shop door, it could not be opened without hearing it.</p>
<p>Q. When Man was gone what became of the two men - A. They went out one after the other; one purchased a piece of cloth, which came to ten pence; he went out.</p>
<p>Q. In passing through the door way could he go up to where the remnants were. - A. He could not the door went back between the remnants and the door way, he left the door open.</p>
<p>Q. As the door was open, it in a manner covered that part of the window where the remnants were. - A. It did; then the other man sold me two dozen of buttons; I paid him and he went out, I shut the door after him myself; there was no one in the shop from then till my father came home; after my father came in a gentleman came in to ask for the quantity of one of these pieces of cloth, my father went to shew him the cloth, both the remnants were missing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. I believe no part of this property has been found. - A. None.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. My lord, and gentlemen of the jury, are innocent of the charge.</p>
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<p>Q. You have chambers No. 5, in Inner Temple-lane. - A. I have; I do not live in them myself, I let one of these rooms to the prisoner, he has possession of the room now, he uses that room for receiving some fixed customers that he has in town, and the convenience of myself in taking in parcels in my absence; he never slept there.</p>
<p>Q. Have you found that he has conducted himself honestly with respect to the chambers and with respect to you. - A. Very much so; he has worked for some of my family and me for some years.</p>
<p>The prisoner called twelve witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>(The property produced and identified.)</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What time in the evening was it when you left the house in Duke-street. - A. About eleven o'clock; when I got out in the air, I was intoxicated; and when I got home and pulled of my clothes, I missed my watch; I had money in my pocket, both gold and silver; I did not lose none of that, as I know of.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the prisoner. - A. To my knowledge, I never saw her before; I saw her at the office; I did not see her that night so as to be sensible of it.</p>
<p>Q. Then you do not know that she was at all near you. - A. No, I do not recollect any transaction at all with her.</p>
<p>Q. When had you your watch last. - A. When I left the house in Duke-street, I perceived it in my pocket.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see it again. - A. The constable brought it me the next day; the watchmaker's name being in it that cleaned it last led to the discovery.</p>
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<p>ANDREW - . I was constable of the night, the watchman brought the woman to the watchhouse with the watch; I examined the watch; I asked her how long she had had it, she said four or five years. I looked at the inside, who had cleaned the watch; from that I made the discovery of the owner; she said, she had the watch cleaned three months ago in Hatton Garden, that a gentleman had given her the watch that was gone to Bath; I told her that was not the truth, the watch was cleaned at No. 90, Oxford-road. The prisoner and the watch were taken before the magistrate the next morning.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was on Monday night coming through Lincoln's Inn-fields, at half past twelve o'clock; I picked the watch up. I went up Holborn there I met a young woman an acquaintance of mine; I shewed it her, I put in my bosom; the watchman was there, he saw the watch; he said he was sure I stole the watch he took me to the watchhouse.</p>
<p>Q. Mr. Birchall. In going home did you go through Lincoln's Inn-fields. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. I want to know whether or no you can say you might by any accident drop it. - A. The watch was very fast in my fob when I went out.</p>
<p>Q. When you got home were your clothes all dirty. A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then you had tumbled down. - A. I either fell down or was knocked down.</p>
<p>Q. Can you tell how many times you fell down. - A. No, I cannot.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Have you ever seen them since. - A. No, I found my door open. I did not see the prisoner take them.</p>
<p>Q. How long had you been out of the room. - A. Two or three minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen the prisoner before. - A. Yes, she has been in the habit of coming to my house several times, upon account of her husband and my son being in the guards; I have never seen my gown nor watch since; somebody might come in and take them, God knows.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the fact; the occasion that brought me to Mrs. Moore's house that morning, was my husband and her son had been in a French prison for five years; I went to tell her what I heard at the transport office; I came up to Stepney to get my marriage lines; I went out of her house, I intended to return; whether she went in the yard or no I cannot say. I went into the clerk's house, he was not at home; coming along the street, I met with a person that took me in a public house; that detained me. I went into her house no more.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>MRS. LACOMB. Q. What is your husband's name. -
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<p>Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, do you know her. - A. Yes, she lived in my service, she only left us last Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. In the month of May last year, did you miss any thing. - A. In July I missed three yards of black lace; in the course of the summer I missed a coral necklace.</p>
<p>Q. Did you miss at any time any silk - A. I do not know that I did.</p>
<p>Q. The prisoner was in your service at the time you missed the lace. - A. She was, she was at that time at Brighton, I wrote to her about the lace; she was wrote to, I am not confident that I wrote to her; she wrote for answer, that she believed the white lace went home to the person to whom it belonged to.</p>
<p>Q. Was the letter directed to you. - A. It was, and the black lace was in the house amongst some other things I had the house searched by my family.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find it. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How did you come to find out where the lace was. - A. From her late conduct I suspected she was the person; I sent to Bow-street, and had papers sent round to all the pawnbrokers; in consequence of that I found out where the white lace was; I engaged an officer to meet me at my house when they came from Brighton. The whole of it is in the hands of the pawnbrokers now in court.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. This young woman had lived with you a long while. - A. Near a year and five months.</p>
<p>Q. She had the management of your business at Brighton. - A. Yes, for three weeks; I left her at Brighton in the management of my business.</p>
<p>- AVERY. I am servant to Mr. Baxter, a pawnbroker. I produce three yards and a half of black lace, the prisoner at the bar pledged it with me on the 23d of May, for two pound. I have had it in my custody ever since.</