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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181112040001"/>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 4th of DECEMBER, 1811, and following Days;
<persName id="f18111204-1-person1"> CLAUDIUS STEPHEN HUNTER
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<persName id="f18111204-1-person2"> JOB SIBLY
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<interp inst="f18111204-1-person2" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , No. 4, CARTHUSIAN-STREET, ALDERSGATE-STREET.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181112040002"/>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-honorable
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<interp inst="f18111204-1-person3" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>And ANOTHER COUNT for stealing the said goods and breaking into the said house.</p>
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<p>Q. In the course of this last summer you and your family left your house to go into the country - A. I did, about the beginning of August, I left a maid servant to keep the house; I returned to town for two or three days at the latter end of August: I went into the country again in the course of three or four days. I returned again to town about the 3d of October.</p>
<p>Q. Did you examine in what state your drawers were - A. I saw them open, and the articles that were in them were strewn about the room. I missed a many articles.</p>
<p>Q. Had you lost a watch - A. I had, and a seal.</p>
<p>COURT. What was the value of the watch - A. At At least fifty pound; I lost four snuff boxes, a silver box; in short all the things in the indictment of the value of above an hundred pounds.</p>
<p>Q. Besides these things in the indictment did you lose a quantity of silver coin - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Where had these things been deposited - A. The whole of the articles were left in a drawer in my library.</p>
<p>A. When had you last seen that bureau - A. In the beginning of September it was safe, it had not then been wrenched open.</p>
<p>Q. Did you, sir, before the last sessions, receive that part of your property - A. I did, all the things in this indictment, they were brought back one evening about nine o'clock, they were delivered to
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<p>Q. These are the things, the watch, and all the articles - A. Yes. They are all my property.</p>
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<p>Q. How did this box come into your hands - A. It came in a paper, sealed up with different seals, it was delivered to me by a short man; a person knocked at the door, and gave me the box so wrapped up in paper, and a letter with it.</p>
<p>Q. Who was it - A. I cannot say indeed. It was just before I went to the grand jury last sessions.</p>
<p>Q. A person gave it to you with a letter to give to your master - A. Yes, and went away, and I gave it to my master, with all the contents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-1-person58" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. You were left in the care of Mr. Bird's house while the family was in the country - A. I was.</p>
<p>Q. Before the family went out of town had you known the female prisoner at the bar,
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<interp inst="t18111204-1-person59" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , otherwise Rogers - A. Yes, she came before to see the cook, and came there to see me, and she came at times to sleep with me.</p>
<p>COURT. How often - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Upon any of these occasions that she visited you in the absence of the family, did he come with her as her husband - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did he ever sleep in the house - A. Yes, about three times.</p>
<p>Q. Was she with you very frequently - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was he there very frequently - A. Not so often as her, but he was there frequently.</p>
<p>Q. When did you quit the house - A. On Saturday the 28th of September, and the cook came up to take my place.</p>
<p>Q. At the time that you quitted the house you had no suspicion that the house had been robbed - A. Not the least.</p>
<p>Mr Alley. You always understood them to be man and wife - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. What business did he carry on - A. A chandler's shop.</p>
<p>Q. Had you, in the month of August, September, and October, been acquainted with the prisoners at the bar - A. I had known them longer than that time.</p>
<p>Q. In the month of September did either of them bring any articles to your house - A. Yes, the male prisoner, Linton Rogers did.</p>
<p>Q. Was she with him when he brought them - A. No, not the first time he brought them; I was not at home when he left three shirts, he left no articles of jewellery at that time. He came a second time the same evening, he had the things in his pocket at that time; I saw
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<interp inst="t18111204-1-person61" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> first, she came and asked me if I had seen Rogers; I told her I had not; she asked me to go with her, for she was in great fear of his being detected in having taken things from Mr. Bird's house; I went with her up to the Haymarket.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find him - A. Yes; he was then standing in an oyster-shop; Charlotte went across to him, leaving me on the opposite side; after speaking to him she told me that all was right; then I went across with her to him, and I said to him that his wife had been fearful of his being detected, and he blamed her for being foolish; he had then a tortoise shell snuff box, with a miniature picture within. That is the box. He had some small silver medals in his hands. I walked with her, she went to Mr. Miller's in Westminster-road; she sold the medals to him. I did not go in with her.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181112040004"/>Q. Did Rogers tell you where he got these things - A. Yes, at Mr. Bird's; she was bye and heard him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ask her how that could be done while the servant was in the house - A. Yes, I did ask her; she said that she went to see the maid-servant, and that he got in the back way; he knew the way of the house.</p>
<p>Q. Did he hear this - A. Yes, he was bye and heard it.</p>
<p>Q. You all went together to your house - A. Yes; but before that she pledged the small lip-salve box for two shillings. Rogers had left a bundle at my house while his wife and I were out. When I went home I saw the bundle, I opened it for curiosity; there was a muslin handkerchief, and two or three shirts; he had the snuff box in his pocket at that time, and went away with it. He produced a large silver medal; this is it, my husband weighed it, and it weighed six ounces. I saw no more medals than that, and that one snuff-box.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any watch - A. Yes; not that night. I saw the watch I believe on the Thursday after, the 26th of September; Mr. Rogers pulled, it out of his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Does that look like the watch - A. It was a deeply engraved case. I can almost be positive to that being the watch, and tied with a purple ribbon, as this is; he said he had taken that from Mr. Bird's. Rogers, on Friday the 27th, called again at my house, he said, that he meaned to put the property back. On Sunday the 29th of September I saw him again.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the day that he quarrelled with you - A. Yes; he came in the morning and fetched away the snuff-box, the medal, and the watch that he had left with me. On the Sunday evening he came drunk and quarrelled with a person in the house; he did not quarrel with us; Mrs. Baines, a neighbour came in; she picked up the case of a watch, Mrs. Rogers took it away from Mrs. Baines and gave it to her husband; he took the watch out of his pocket, clapped it on the watch, and put it in his pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the same watch that you have been speaking of - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. I suppose as an honest woman you went and gave an account of it - A. No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-1-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. In September last you lived in St. George's Fields, we understand - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember towards the close of that month the prisoner Rogers and his wife coming to your house - A. Yes. I recollect his coming to my house on the 23d.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the same evening that your wife went out with Mrs. Rogers in search of him - A. Yes, it was.</p>
<p>Q. He having called upon you, did he afterwards come back with his wife, and your wife - A. He did. He brought a bundle before he came with my wife, and when he came with his wife and my wife he shewed me a large medal.</p>
<p>Q. Look at that, is that it - A. Yes, it is; I weighed it, it weighed six ounces and better. He produced a snuff-box.</p>
<p>Q. Look at that snuff-box - A. I am not quite so positive to this as the medal; it looks like this.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the watch - A. E. B There was that cypher at the back. That is the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Were these things left with you or with your wife for some days - A. They were left with me.</p>
<p>COURT. You saw them, and have to doubt they are the same - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Did he tell you from whence he got them - A. Yes, from Mr. Bird's.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. These were found in your possession - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Was it not brought by you to Bow-street - A. It was not. I went to Bow-street and laid the information.</p>
<p>Q. You went to Bow-street to get the reward - A. No; I went for pure honesty.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after. We shall try your honesty - A. I went on the Monday after.</p>
<p>Q. Did not a lodger of your house go to Union Hall - A. No; a person in my house went, and the complaint that that person made was an assault.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-1-person63" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. I believe you live in St. George's Fields - A. Yes; close to where Mr. Willmore lives.</p>
<p>Q. On the evening of Sunday the 29th of September did you hear any disturbance in Mr. Willmore's house - A. Yes, in consequence of that I went in, I found the prisoner Rogers there, and his wife; I found in the parlour the case of a watch on the floor. He had been quarrelling before I picked it up.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a gold case - A. I cannot say whether it was gold or metal, it shined very much. It was engraved, I believe.</p>
<p>Q. Is that it - A. I believe it was something similar to that. I said, I have found the case of a watch on the floor, Mrs. Rogers said it was her husband's; I gave it her; she said it was nothing but metal; she gave it to her husband; he took his watch out; he put the case on the watch, and put it into his pocket.</p>
<p>MR. MILLER. I am a silversmith and salesman, No. 1, Coates-row near Westminster bridge.</p>
<p>Q. Did you purchase any silver medals in September last - A. Yes, I did. I suppose it was about a week before this robbery came out, I think so.</p>
<p>Q. Who sold them you - A. Mrs. Rogers, the woman at the bar, sold them me. It was in the evening, about seven o'clock. I cannot say exactly the hour.</p>
<p>Q. What number of them were they - A. Thirty three coins.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I lost such coins as these, and more in number similar to them. I cannot speak particularly to them.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. While they were under your care did any person come into your shop - A. Yes; a lady came into my shop about half past ten, to buy two penny worth of apples.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the lady at the bar, is that the lady - A. I cannot tell whether it is or not. When she came in I had the little boy in my lap, and my sister had the little girl, and when the lady asked for the apples, I put the little boy down, and then the sister, the little girl got down, and then both went to the door.</p>
<p>Q. How old was the little girl - A. About five years old, and the boy had just turned three. I served the lady with two pennyworth of apples, and then she asked for two pennyworth more; she gave me six-pence and I gave her two-pence; she then said good morning to me, and I said good morning to her.</p>
<p>Q. Did she speak to the children - A. She never spoke to them in my shop. When she went out somebody came to my shop for six pound of potatoes; I served the six pound of potatoes, and somebody came in for three pound more before I missed the children. When I had served them, I said, Beckey, do not go from the door; I ran to the door, and the children was not there. I ran half way up St. Martin's-lane; I called Beckey, Beckey, they did not answer; I returned down to No. 11, to the yard, and called, Beckey. I did not find them there. I did not think of their being stolen away; I ran down to the wharf, and as I was crossing of Swan-lane, I saw the little girl returning with a penny plumb cake in her hand, and an apple; she was coming up Thames-street; I ran across to her; I said Beckey, where have you been.</p>
<p>Q. How were the children dressed - A. The
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<p>Q. What sort of hair had the little boy - A. Light hair, and the hair turned up on the right side; his hair rather wanted cutting.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how the lady was dressed - A. She was genteely dressed; I did not take notice any thing she had on, I little thought of what would happen, or else I should have took notice.</p>
<p>Q. You have not seen the little boy since - A. No. I never saw him since he went out of my lap.</p>
<p>Q. How long do you suppose it was between the time of your serving the lady the apples, and the time of your last serving the last customer with the potatoes - A. Not more than five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it between the time that you missed the little girl, and when you saw her come up Thames-street - A. About ten minutes after. This is the little girl.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-3-person83" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. You live with Mrs. Smith, who keeps a pastry-cook's shop on Fish-street Hill - A. Yes; it is the corner of Crooked-lane.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any time in November last a lady coming to your shop with two children - A. Yes, on Monday the 18th of November. The prisoner is the person that came to our shop that day, she had two children with her.</p>
<p>Q. How was the lady dressed - A. In a blue cloth cloak, a white straw bonnet, with a blue flower in front, a dark coloured gown, and white apron.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe how the children were dressed - A. The little boy had on a blue pinafore, a white frock, black stuff petticoat, and black leather half boots; he had no hat on.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the colour of his hair - A. Light hair; he had a good deal of hair on his head. She came and bought two penny plumb bunns, and two seed cakes; she gave one of the bunns to each of the children, and put the two seed cakes in her pocket. She then went out of the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say any thing to the children - A. No. I saw no more of her.</p>
<p>Q. How soon were enquiries made - A. About five minutes afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. Was your recollection in consequence of enquiries called to the circumstance - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Did not you before the magistrate describe the colour of the cloak to be different from what you describe now - A. I said a blue cloth cloak, trimmed with spotted fur.</p>
<p>Q. Was Miss Slade in the shop at the time - A. Yes, she served her with the buns.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-3-person84" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. You are the daughter of Mrs. Slade, that keeps the pastry-cook's shop on Fish-street Hill.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner and say whether that is the person that came to the shop - A. To the best of my knowledge I believe it is; I have had the opportunity of seeing her three times at the Mansion House, and once at Union Hall.</p>
<p>Q. How was she dressed - A. I did not notice her dress particularly, only that she had fur about her
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181112040006"/>cloak, and a straw bonnet on, and she had two children with her.</p>
<p>Q. Look at that little girl and tell me whether that is the little girl - A. I am certain that is the little girl.</p>
<p>Q. How was the little boy dressed - A. I did not notice his dress; I recollect that he had light hair.</p>
<p>Q. What did this lady purchase - A. Two penny plumb cakes, and two seed cakes; she gave me four-pence for them.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. You do not mean to say positively - A. I have not sworn positively; I believe it to be the woman; I am sure of the child.</p>
<p>Q. When you went to the Mansion House you were told a person was there who had taken away the child - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You went there expecting to see the lady by whom the child was taken - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Bolland. You are certain you saw the child - A. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-3-person85" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. You live at a hatters on Fish-street Hill - A. Yes, they are hatters and furriers.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, and tell me whether she is the person that came to purchase any thing - A. I cannot swear that she is the person; she had a straw bonnet on with a blue flower in it, and a blue cloth cloak, her cloak was trimmed with fur. She had a little boy with her in her arms in the shop.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect how the little boy was dressed - A. I cannot say positively how he was dressed; he had on a blue pinafore, and a light coloured frock, he had no hat on; he had light hair and very thick. She had the little boy in her arms, and placed him on the counter; she asked me for a hat at half a guinea, upon which I arose and placed a hat on the child's head; she then asked me for a feather; I got a feather and she approved of it: I asked her if I should sew it in; she said, no, she was in a great hurry; she put the feather in the child's hat, and put it on its head; she paid me eleven shillings and went out. That is all I know of it.</p>
<p>Q. You were afterwards before the Lord Mayor - A. Yes, and at Union Hall.</p>
<p>Q. Were you there when the little girl pointed out the prisoner - A. Yes, she pointed out the lady at Union Hall; the lady was mixed with other people; she was standing with other ladies at the time at Union Hall.</p>
<p>COURT. What did the child do - A. The child was asked the question which was the lady that took her brother away, and the child was asked likewise which was the lady that gave her bunns; she pointed to the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. When did this pointing out happen - A. At the first meeting at Union Hall.</p>
<p>Q. On the Tuesday week following was the same question put to her at the Mansion House - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And did she do the same there - A. Yes.</p>
<p>MR. SHERGOLD. I am a labourer in the service of the East India Company.</p>
<p>Q. You I believe, are the uncle of these little children - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. In consequence of your sisters loss did you enquire after the little boy - A. I was distributing hand bills for three days before I could hear any thing. From information I went to Trafalgar-place, No. 7; I went to the house where the prisoner lodges, I took Goff and Clark (another officer) with me.</p>
<p>Q. When you get there for whom did you enquire - A. For Mrs. Russell. I was informed that she was not at home; the landlady desired me to walk up two pair of stairs, she desired me to wait, and the prisoner came into the room to me; I asked her if her name was Mrs. Russell, and informed her that I had a great deal of trouble to find her out, but did not inform her the real business I was on. I entered into a light conversation with her; I asked her if she had another room; I was anxious to see her other apartment, to see if I could discover any thing before I hurt or troubled her mind; she asked me if I wanted to go to it already; I said, yes; she then shewed me the other room; I then held her in conversation a minute, the same as I did in the other room, and walked about the room to see if I could see any thing that led to a discovery. I then told her it was too early to sit down to spend the evening.</p>
<p>Q. What day was this - A. This was on the Tuesday, eight days after the loss. I asked her then if she would put on her cloak and take a walk with me, as it was a fine evening, which she refused; she said she would light a fire and make me a comfortable dish of tea.</p>
<p>Q. What was your object in asking her to take a walk with you - A. I wished to see the colour of her cloak.</p>
<p>COURT. All this time you had not given her any hint what you came about - A. No; she pressed me very hard to let her light a fire, but I still refused it. She then asked me who that was standing at the door; I informed her it was my servant; she said I had better go and send him away, as she supposed I was going to stop with her all night; I gave her no positive answer; I told her I would go down and speak to him; I then went down to Goff, who passed as my servant; I asked him what we had best to do in it, whether we had not best candidly tell her our business; I went back with Goff and desired she would not distress herself; I told her I had deceived her, my business was in search of a child who was my nephew; she was very much hurt, and asked me from whence I could get any information of her; I told her that I had heard a gentleman say that there was a person once took away his girl, but it was restored to him again, and that this person who took away his girl had before left a cloak there to be dyed blue, and that she was in the habit of wearing feathers in her hat or bonnet; Mrs. Russell then denied having any such clothes; she said she would shew me her clothes if I would look at them; I refused to do it. I told her if she was an innocent woman I hoped she would have no objection of seeing that servant who served a lady with two children with bunns; she answered, she was willing to see any one; I then sent for the servant,
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<p>Q. When you suggested of some person having lost a child, did you tell that gentleman's name - A. I did not. I then asked Mrs. Russell if she was an innocent woman to walk with me to Fish-street hill to the hatters there, which she consented to do; I asked her to accept of my arm, and she should be treated with every degree of politeness. and if she proved to be an innocent woman I would civilly conduct her home again. On our way to Fish-street Hill there was a deal of conversation; Mrs. Russell questioned me closer which way I got my information; I asked her to confess to me if she knew any thing of the child; I told her that I heard that she once before attempted to take a child away; she confessed to me that she was accused of the same, but that the mother of the child gave her permission to take it.</p>
<p>Q. Did she say who that mother was - A. No, not to my recollection. I then asked her why, if she had permission, why she beat the child, the mother informed me that she did; she said she did slap it a little, but not hurt it. I asked her if ever she had a child herself; she answered, that she had, and that it was a girl. Any more particulars I do not recollect untill I got into the hatters shop; I then asked the young lady sitting behind the counter if she knew that lady; I mentioned no name.</p>
<p>Q. Was that
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<interp inst="t18111204-3-person91" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> - A. Yes. She answered she did not recollect her. I then asked her if she was any way like the lady who had bought a hat there on Monday the 18th; she answered she could not tell, but she was about the same heighth. Goff, the officer, being just behind me, asked the lady at the hatters shop to ask Mrs. Russell a few questions.</p>
<p>Q. Did she follow Goff's advice - A. Yes, and Mrs. Russell denied ever being in the shop.
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<interp inst="t18111204-3-person92" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> then told her her voice was like the voice of the person who bought the hat, and then asked her to stand beside of her, and told her heighth corresponded with the heighth of the person who bought the hat for the boy on the 18th. She then informed her that she did believe her to be the lady who bought the hat, though so differently dressed. That ended her conversation. We then sent for those other people who saw the lady take the children away; Mrs. Cox is one. I then took her to Union Hall and gave charge of her.</p>
<p>Q. Was your little niece at Union Hall that day - A. Yes; and my niece was fetched that day to the hatters, I believe her mother fetched her. I was not willing to give charge of the woman until all co-operated that she was the same person.</p>
<p>Q. At Union Hall she was examined - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were you present at any time when your neice was directed to point her out - A. Yes; the officer placed the prisoner almost behind another lady, and set six or seven ladies about her; Sir
<persName id="t18111204-3-person93"> John Pinhorn
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<interp inst="t18111204-3-person93" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> took the little girl on his knee and talked to her a minute or so; he then asked this little girl which of these ladies took her brother away; the child pointed and said, that lady; the child pointed right to Mrs. Russell that is at the bar; she was then asked who gave her cakes, and she likewise pointed to her.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. The child had seen the prisoner at the hatters, before she saw her at Union Hall - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You say the mother of the child and the other person went into the prisoner's room, and the prisoner shewed them all her clothes voluntarily - A. They only looked at what she pulled out.</p>
<p>Q. Were you in the room - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. They did not see any clothes answering the description of the lady that took the child away - A. I never saw any in the apartment.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-3-person94" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was a soldier in the Guards. I work in Thames-street in general.</p>
<p>Q. Did you any time in November last, and what day, see any lady with two children - A. On the 18th I saw the lady who is arraignod at the bar now bring two children out of Thames-street.</p>
<p>Q. Look at her, are you certain of her - A. Yes, I am, or else I would not say it; I saw her come out of St. Martin's lane, having two children before her; then she took the youngest up; she walked along a few paces; the young one began to wimper; she said to the oldest that she was going to buy them cakes. I walked along with them to the end of Thames-street. The prisoner went up Thames-street, which is Mrs. Russell, I suppose, and then she went up Fish-street Hill. I did not see her any more that time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe how she was dressed - A. I will not swear whether her cloak was blue or brown, it was furred all round. She had a straw bonnet on, the children had both white frocks on.</p>
<p>Q. Did the dress of the children correspond with the dress of the lady herself - A. The children were dressed as a working man's children might be dressed.</p>
<p>Q. Was she dressed as a working man's wife - A. No, she was too tawdry for that. I was at the front of Swan-lane; I walked after up Thames-street; my attention was directed to her because she rather snubbed the children.</p>
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<p>Q. I believe you know no more than Mr. Shergold has told us - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. to Mills. Have you looked at that little girl - A. Yes, that was one of the children.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Did not you say before the Lord Mayor that you were not sure - A. Yes; I was not sure then by her dress.</p>
<p>Q. Then you are more sure now - A. No, I am not. I saw the child return with a cake, and it is in court.</p>
<p>Q. How came you not to be sure before the Lord Mayor - A. I did say I was not sure, I believed it was the child, because I had not seen the child since I saw it first.</p>
<p>Mr. Bolland. Since you have had an opportunity of seeing it, are you sure now - A. Yes, because I took
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<p>COURT. Why were not you sure then. This child was produced before the Lord Mayor, how can you now swear that this is the child, when you recently said after the transaction that you only believed it - A. I did say so, because I had not the opportunity of seeing it again; it was a long way off.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. It was not further off you than that gentleman - A. Yes, it was twenty yards further than that.</p>
<p>Mr. Bolland Q. to Shergold. What is your brotherin-law's name - A. James.</p>
<p>Q. What is the little boy's name - A. Thomas.</p>
<p>The prisoner left her defence to her counsel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-3-person96" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. I believe you keep a house in Trafalgar-place, Locks fields - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner, Mrs. Russell, lodge in your house - A. She did.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember Mr. Shergold coming on Tuesday the 26th of November to your house, and going away with her - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember where Mrs. Russell was on the Monday in the week before that, on Monday the 18th - A. At home.</p>
<p>Q. How long in the day was she at home - A. To the best of my recollection till four o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Are you quite sure that she was at home till twelve o'clock - A. I am quite sure.</p>
<p>Q. Till one o'clock - A. I am quite sure.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember any person coming to you on the afternoon of that day - A. I do, the washerwoman, a Mrs. Wright, she came in the afternoon of that day.</p>
<p>Q. About what time did the washerwoman come - A. A little before one, and staid till about four.</p>
<p>Q. Are you quite sure that after Mrs. Wright, the washerwoman came there she had not been out of the house - A. I am quite sure that she had not been out of the house at all.</p>
<p>Q. Pray had you any lodger of the name of Osborne in the house - A. I have now, and I had at that time, he has lodged with me between eleven and twelve years, he was very ill at that time; he was visited by a Mr. Delahaye, a Cutholic clergyman.</p>
<p>Q. What was the first day that Mr. Delahaye came to visit Mr. Osborne - A. On the 18th of August he first came to stay with him from half past nine in the morning, or ten, and stayed till one, and then went home to dinner, and returned again.</p>
<p>Q. Then you say that Monday the 18th was the first day of attendance of Mr. Delahaye to Mr. Osborne - A. I do.</p>
<p>Q. After the prisoner was taken from your house to Union Hall you learned that the was charged with taking away a child on the 18th - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. On that, referring back to the Monday were you quite sure that she was at home - A. I am.</p>
<p>Q. At the Mansion House did you attend before His Lordship to give that evidence - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. How long has Mrs. Russell lodged with you - A. I cannot exactly say, many months.</p>
<p>Q. You had therefore the opportunity of knowing what clothes she has - A. I had, sir.</p>
<p>Q. Has she any such thing as a blue cloak trimmed all round with fur - A. Nothing of the kind.</p>
<p>Q. Has she any dark cloak trimmed with fur - A. Nothing of the kind, nor any cloak trimmed with fur.</p>
<p>Q. Could it be possible that she had a blue or dark cloak with spotted fur upon it without your notice - A. No, it is not possible.</p>
<p>Q. What time of day did she get up - A. Very late on that day, she was indisposed on the Saturday and Sunday, and on that day to the best of my recollection she was not up till near eleven o'clock.</p>
<p>Mr. Bolland. What are you - A. I am a widow of an officer.</p>
<p>Q. How large is this house that you keep - A. Six rooms in it.</p>
<p>Q. Which room does Mrs. Russell occupy - A. The second floor.</p>
<p>Q. What is her husband - A. A surgeon of a cutter.</p>
<p>Q. Were you the person that let in Mr. Shergold - A. I did not know his name, he is the uncle, I believe. I let in the officer that took her away, and likewise the mother.</p>
<p>Q. Were you the person to whom Mr. Shergold addressed himself and asked for Mrs. Russell - A. I was; I said she was gone out and would be in in a few minutes.</p>
<p>Q. How many lodgers have you - A. On the first and second floor.</p>
<p>Q. Is it possible for Mrs. Russell to go out without your observation - A. I think it is almost impossible, though not quite impossible.</p>
<p>Q. You think she arose about eleven did you see her rise - A. No: I saw her when she came down stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Her room is on the second floor - A. Yes. I generally sit in the back room.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean that she came down to your back room at noon - A. I do; it was about eleven o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did she remain with you after that time - A. She went up stairs again.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see her again that day - A. When the washerwoman came, that was one o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Mrs. Briory, what makes you so capable of saying it was Monday the 18th - A. Mrs. Russell being indisposed on the Sunday, and the Catholic priest coming on the 18th I do recollect it; on this Monday she came down stairs, and was very ill, and it was the first day that this French gentleman came to visit.</p>
<p>Q. Was this French gentleman with Mrs. Russell - A. No. That brought it to my recollection.</p>
<p>Q. You say the washerwoman staid with you till four - A. Yes. Whenever she comes she always does. She is a sister-in-law of mine.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know what Mr. Shergold came to her for - A. No, not till she called me up stairs and told me.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. When she came down, as soon as you think she got up, how was she dressed - A. In white. I have no doubt she had not been out, she appeared to me as if she had just come out of her chamber. This was questioned with me about three days afterwards. I had only my recollection to carry back three days.</p>
<p>Q. The washerwoman did not come every day in
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<p>MR. DELAHAYE. Q. I believe you are a catholic clergyman. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had occasion to visit a person of the name of Osborne in Mrs. Briory's house. - A. Yes, he is my friend.</p>
<p>Q. Do you now spend all the morning with him. - A. I make it a point to go to him every morning, I spend three or four hours of a morning, I go to dinner, and come back again to him.</p>
<p>Q. When did you commence to attend him in this regular way. - A. I began with him on Sunday, the 17th, after my dinner, I found him very ill, and on the Monday morning I did call upon him, I have been regular with him every day from that same Monday morning, the 18th was the first morning which I have attended him down to this time. I am sure Mrs. Briory was at home on the Monday, when I went and when I came away.</p>
<p>Court. What time did you go there. - A. From half past nine till half past twelve, that is the time I generally go by, then I go home to dinner.</p>
<p>MRS. WRIGHT. Q. Where do you live. - A. In Moor Lane, Fore Street.</p>
<p>Q. Do you wash for Mrs. Briory, and her lodger Mrs. Russell - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. I believe you are by marriage related to Mrs. Briory. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What day of the week do you take home Mrs. Russell's clothes - A. Generally on a Monday.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you take home Mrs. Russell's clothes on the Monday. - A. On Monday the 18th of November I took Mrs. Briory's home at the same time, and two days after, Mrs. Russell was in custody, I heard of it in consequence of the new paper.</p>
<p>Q. Upon that you recollected back to the time in which you took the clothes. - A. Certainly.</p>
<p>Q. Now are you sure that you took the clothes home on Monday the 18th of November. - A. I am confident, I went to the house some where about one.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find her at home - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did she appear to have been out. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you remain in the house. - A. Somewhere about four hours with Mrs. Briory.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you washed for Mrs. Russell. - A. From three to five months.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been frequently up in her room - A. I have.</p>
<p>Q. Had you therefore the opportunity of seeing what clothes she had. - A. Generally.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever seen her have a blue or dark cloak with spotted fur about it. - A. Never in my life, I never saw a cloak with fur on her, or about her room, and she is negligent of letting her clothes lay about the room. I have seen her drawers open, and I have had the opportunity of seeing what clothes she had.</p>
<p>Q. And you have seen no such thing. - A. Never.</p>
<p>Q. What did you receive of Mrs. Russell for washing that day. - A. Four shillings.</p>
<p>The prisoner called eight witnesses who gave her a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-4-person102" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am mother-in-law to the last witness. The prisoner is a pauper belonging to the liberty of the rolls, my son-in law was ill, in consequence of which we let her go to assist him, when he found the note was missing, his wife came to me, we went to a person that is called aunt to the prisoner, in Richardson's buildings, Shoe Lane, we found the one pound note had been stopped by Mr. Ford.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-4-person103" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable; I have the note, I found it at Mr. Ford's, the publican.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-4-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep the White Hart, the corner of Leather Lane, and Portpool Lane. On Sunday the 3d of November, about six o'clock, the prisoner came and asked me to give Mrs. Jones, that keeps a coal-shed, change of a one pound note, she said she would take ten shillings in halfpence, if I would give change, I had plenty of copper, I gave her ten shillings in copper, and ten shillings in silver, I took this note of the girl, when the girl went out I saw another woman, the other woman said, is it all right. I then thought all was not right, I took hold of the girl, and took her into Mrs. Jones's the other woman on off, I asked Mrs. Jones if she had given this child a pound note to get changed, Mrs. Jones said, nothing of the sort, I had the pound note, I took the copper and the silver from the girl, I asked her where she lived, she first said at Hatton Wall, and then in Tothill Court, every thing she told me was quite false.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is the note that was taken from me, I know it by a mark at the back; it is a one pound note.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. The day I took the note it was in a little bag, it laid in the pantry, I picked it up, and in the afternoon I went out.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 14.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. He delivered his box coat into my
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>The case was stated by Mr. Pooley.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you know the deceased Brown. - A. Yes, he was the husband of the prisoner, they lived at No. 2,
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<p>Q. Were you in the habit of going to the house to be employed. - A. Yes, occasionally, how and then to be employed at a day's work in washing and mending the children's clothes, there were two children.</p>
<p>Q. On the 5th of November did you go there. - A. Yes, about eight o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>Q. Was
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<p>Q. Did any thing in the morning pass between them. - A. A few words at breakfast.</p>
<p>Q. After they had words at breakfast, did she say any thing to him. - A. I do not know that she did, he went out.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what past between the two at the time, why he went out. - A. No, I do not, I went down stairs to washing, into the kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. You breakfasted, I suppose, in the parlour. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did
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<interp inst="t18111204-6-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> return again. - A. At one o'clock he came down into the kitchen to me, Rebecca a little girl about nine years old, a child of theirs, was sitting with me in the kitchen.</p>
<p>Q. When he came home and came down to you in the kitchen, at that time where was the prisoner. - A. In the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know of your own knowledge whether any body was in the parlour with her. - A. Yes, she was engaged with a gentleman; he sent Rebecca up to tell her mother he wanted his dinner, Rebecca came down and said he was to have it presently, he seemed to be in a passion, and in about a quarter of an hour he sent the child up again, he sent word that he knew Mr. Brant was in the parlour, Rebecca said, no father it is Mr. Coggan, he said he knew it was Brant, he went up stairs in a violent passion, and looked out of the one pair of stairs window, to see who went away; when Mr. Brant went away he mobbed him out of the window.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Brant quit the house. - A. No, I heard him mob him, I did not see him; then Mr. Brown came down stairs into the parlour, Mrs. Brown and he had some words, I heard them at words, I did not hear what passed; Mrs. Brown said, I believe, she would not have any of her friends insulted, while he, the husband, lived upon the prostitution of her body.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear what he said upon that. - A. I do not know that he said any more. I and Mrs. Brown and the child went to dinner, and Mr. Brown went out before we went to dinner.</p>
<p>Q. What time of day was it you dined. - A. I think it was about two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did the prisoner dine with you. - A. She was in the room, she did not eat with us. After dinner Mrs. Brown wanted me to pledge a large looking glass, I refused to do it, she fetched Ann at Mrs. Turner's.</p>
<p>Q. Was she a person that lived with her formerly before. - A. Yes, she occasionally used to be at Mrs. Brown's, she sometimes jobbed at one house, and sometimes at another, she fetched her to go out with it, she took the glass to the pawnbroker's, and just as she came back, Mrs. Brown got a trunk to pack up her clothes, Mr. Brown came in again.</p>
<p>Court. Can you say at about what time that was. - A. No, I could not tell, there was no clock in the house, he went out about two o'clock and had been absent the best part of an hour. I believe it was about three o'clock Mrs. Brown said to him I am about to leave you to night as soon as he came in, I will take Louisa with me, as for Rebecca you shall keep. Mr. Brown said he did not care he would be d - d if Brant should come there, he was a bad man, I do not know what answer Mrs. Brown made. I believe the answer she made was rather angry. He went up stairs to the bed chamber.</p>
<p>Q. Is that the room over the parlour. - A. Yes, he was gone a good while, Mrs. Brown was sorting and packing up her things, we were both in the parlour together, I went down into the kitchen to go into the yard, but did not stay longer than ten minutes. I came back and found Mrs. Brown in the parlour sitting at the window.</p>
<p>Q. Were the things packed up. - A. Yes, some of them and some not.</p>
<p>Q. Now when you went down into the kitchen to go into the yard could you tell from what you saw in the parlour when you returned whether she had been employed in packing up more things or whether the things were in the same state on your return. - A. I cannot tell that. Mrs. Brown went out of the door to Mrs. Orpwood's door, but on what account I do not know. Mrs. Orpwood lives at No. 4, Mrs. Brown's house is No. 2. I heard the noise of something like the motion or lumbring of a chair, I ran out to Mrs. Brown and met her just at Mrs. Orpwood's door. I said Mrs. Brown go up stairs something is the matter.</p>
<p>Court. Q. You knew that Mr. Brown was up stairs. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How came the mere motion of a chair to raise an alarm in your mind. - A. I do not know, he was very quiet, I thought he might have fell off the bed, and as they had some words I thought there was something the matter, the noise was like the feet of a chair rubbing or scraping on the ground, I asked her to go up stairs and she would not go up stairs, she sent me, she said go up and fetch that little box of tickets out of the corner drawer.</p>
<p>Q. What box was it. - A. The box that some duplicates were in. I went up stairs and saw Mr. Brown hanging up at the bed-post.</p>
<p>Q. Was it a four-post bed. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the bed was it that the cord was fastened upon, which he was hanging upon. - A. Up at the round nob by which the rings run.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181112040011"/>Q. Describe how the cord was fastened round the knob. - A. That I cannot, I had a small knife in my hand. I had been ripping Mrs. Brown's stays, I had that knife in my hand, I ran up stairs with it.</p>
<p>Q. Was that post that Brown was hanging higher than your head. - A. Yes, it was about as high as that knob. I did not get up upon any thing to cut it. I cut it and he slipped upon the bed. His body was hanging, his feet was rather dragging on the ground, and his toes were turned underneath as much as I could recollect.</p>
<p>Q. And his toes turning inward under the bed. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Mr. Pooley. Do you recollect the position of his knees, whether they were strait or bent. - A. No. I ran down.</p>
<p>Q. Was he dressed or undressed. - A. Dressed.</p>
<p>Court. What was the thickness of the cord. - A. It was but a small cord, I cannot tell, I took it down in my hand.</p>
<p>Q. Could you tell from the appearance of the bed whether he had been lying on the bed. - A. I could not tell, nor could I tell whether the bed was made or no.</p>
<p>Q. When you cut the rope how high did you cut the rope. - A. As high as the knob, I reached it.</p>
<p>Q. You told me just now that it was as high as that knob. - A. Yes, I cut it in the middle, and then it all fell down.</p>
<p>Mr. Pooley. Do you mean that when you cut the rope in the middle at that place at the knob, there must be some remaining. - A. That came down all at once.</p>
<p>Q. When you cut the cord, did you cut the cord or a loop. - A. I cut the loop I believe, I do not know, I was in such a fright I cut it so that it all came down together.</p>
<p>Q. Then when you cut the loop and it all came down so together, was the rope in two pieces or one piece. - A. In two pieces. I do not know whether it was put on double or single.</p>
<p>Court. You do not know whether the rope was tied double or single. - A. No my lord.</p>
<p>Mr. Pooley. When you cut the rope which way did the body fall. - A. It fell upon the bed, he hung withinside, he hung in that position that when the cord was cut part of his body was on the bed and part of his legs on the floor. As soon as I cut him down I ran down stairs and said oh, Mrs. Brown, he has hung himself, and here is the rope, and I throwed the cord behind the fire not knowing what I was doing of.</p>
<p>Court. You ran down stairs with the cord, how did you get the cord off the man's neck, I took the cord off his neck. I thought he was not dead, I undid his shirt collar and his handkerchief, not then I believe, but when I went up again. When I said to her oh Mrs. Brown he has hung himself, she said oh, Mrs. Andrews no; send for Rebecca.</p>
<p>Q. Did she see you bring the cord down in your hand. - A. I do not know, for I took and smacked it behind the fire, I thought I should find him alive when I went up again. I put it immediately behind the fire before I knew what I was about.</p>
<p>Q. Where was Rebecca at this time. - A. At Mrs. Woollaston's, after she said send for Rebecca, Mrs. Brown went to the door and Mrs. Woollaston was passing by, she said send Rebecca home. When Rebecca came, she went and fetched Mr. Bennett, when Rebecca came in Mrs. Brown said go up stairs your father is in a fit. Rebecca went up stairs and I went with her.</p>
<p>Q. Had she said any thing to you about a fit before that. - A. No. I don't recollect.</p>
<p>Mr. Pooley. When you came down stairs first of all did she at that time express to you what she thought was the occasion of his death. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then the first time that you heard the word fit was when Rebecca came in. - A. Yes. I think she said he was in a fit, when Rebecca came Mrs. Brown said oh fetch Mr. Bennet, he is a surgeon, Mr. Bennet came and said he was no more. Mrs. Brown went up stairs with him and was there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see Mr. Bennet examine the deceased's person. - A. No. I dont think he did at that time.</p>
<p>Q. Was he told what was the occasion of his decease - A. I did not, I said I found him at the bottom of the foot of the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you tell Mr. Bennet when he went there first, that you found him hanging at the foot of the bed. - A. No. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Why did not you. - A. I had no reason for not telling him except my fright.</p>
<p>Court. Was any thing said to Mr. Bennet about his dying in a fit. - A. Yes, I told him that Mr. Brown died in a fit.</p>
<p>Mr. Pooley. Why did you tell him that Mr. Brown died in a fit. - A. That I can give no account, I must have been quite lost.</p>
<p>Q. When you told him that Mr. Brown died in a fit was Mrs. Brown present. - A. Yes. Mrs. Brown said nothing to my knowledge, Mr. Bennet told us to lay him on the bed, then he went away.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you unbuttoned his shirt collar. - A. The second time of my going up stairs, I think Rebecca was with me, I saw the black mark of the string about his neck, I did not say any thing about it. I was not there when Mr. Bennet came the second time, I was fetched to Aliffe Street, where I was nursing, I staid about an hour after Mr. Bennet was gone and had some tea.</p>
<p>Q. When you were down stairs with Mrs. Brown had you any conversation with her concerning the death of Mr. Brown. - A. No. I do not think we had any, we talked about laying him out, a neighbour came in, I said he died in a fit and Mrs. Brown said so, when Mrs. Orpwood came in and
<persName id="t18111204-6-person118">Ann</persName> the servant I was going to lay him out, and then I was fetched away, and I was fetched to the jury on the Thursday or the Friday.</p>
<p>Q. When was the first time that you mentioned that you found him hanging. - A. Not till the officer took me to Lambeth Street office, I believe on the following Thursday.</p>
<p>Q. What day were you examined by the coroner. The day that this man came by his death was on Tuesday. - A. Yes, I think I was examined by the coroner on the Friday, and I think it was the Tuesday following, that was the first time that ever I mentioned
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<p>Q. You were examined two or three days after by the coroner, your fright was quite subsided. - A. I told him the same that I did before, and I don't know when I did it, I had been up night and day with a lady, my head was very bad at the time.</p>
<p>Q. What aged man did he appear to you to be. - A. I thought he was near forty, I do not know what age he was, he was pretty hearty all but his knee, he had been in the hospital a month, he could eat and drink hearty, there was something the matter with his knee.</p>
<p>Q. When you went up stairs and found him hanging, did you see near him any chair. - A. There was a chair standing sideways to the bed, it was standing in the place it usually stood, I had before seen it there, the chair was close by the body, the arm-chair stood almost at the bottom of the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Was it such a cord as that. - A. Yes, it was a smallish cord.</p>
<p>Mr. Knapp. Mrs. Andrews, I understood you to say that you went into the yard for about ten minutes. - A. Yes, leaving the prisoner packing up the trunk, putting her clothes together, I left her in the parlour, and I found her in the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. And when you came back she was engaged in packing up the things. - A. Yes, and looking in her drawers, and putting her clothes together what she was going to take away.</p>
<p>Q. So that the object she had in view when you went out in the yard she was carrying on when you returned. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When you did return you heard the noise like the scraping of a chair. - A. Yes, a few minutes after I returned.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the prisoner at the time that you returned and you heard the scraping. - A. She had gone out to Mrs. Orpwood's door, she stood at Mrs. Orpwood's door, I ran to her.</p>
<p>Q. Afterwards, when you went up stairs into the room, the chair was in the situation of having been removed from the place in which it had been, and it was at the foot of the bed. - A. The chair was very near to the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Supposing a person had been disposed to hang himself, could you conceive a chair to be put more convenient for such a purpose. - A. I do not know, it always stood there.</p>
<p>Q. Might it not be used for that purpose. - A. I do not know but it might.</p>
<p>Q. You say that he was a hearty man, and that he had a weakness in his knee. - A. He appeared to be a hearty man, he had very good use of his hands, and too much of his tongue.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think that from the weak state of his body, that any body could have hang'd him. - A. He was very strong and very spitefull, I do not think that any body could have hang'd him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think that a man would suffer himself to be hanged up by a woman, or any body else without using his hands. - A. You will know that by the witnesses.</p>
<p>Q. Then there was no marks of violence found upon her. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. He had the means of doing it, he was strong and hearty enough, if he was so disposed, to have done it. - A. Yes, he had used violence upon her, but I believe not that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-6-person119" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at No. 4, in York Street, two doors from the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. On the 5th of November was the prisoner at your house. - A. In the afternoon she came into my shop a little before four I believe.</p>
<p>Q. How long did she remain with you. - A. Not above five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. I believe after that you saw the child Rebecca. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. In consequence of any thing between you and Rebecca, did you go to the house of Mrs. Brown - A. I went to enquire, and Mrs. Andrews answered me, Mrs. Brown was sitting in the parlour with the parlour door open.</p>
<p>Q. Could she hear what passed between you and Andrews. - A. Yes, I think she could, I asked what was the matter, Mrs. Andrews said Mr. Brown had died in a fit, Mr. Bennet had been sent for, and he said he was no more.</p>
<p>Q. What was the appearance of Mrs. Brown while she was sitting in the parlour. - A. She was full of grief, she asked me if I would assist Mrs. Andrews, and lay him out, I said I would come bye and bye.</p>
<p>Q. When Mrs. Andrews said that Mr. Brown had died in a fit, did Mrs. Brown say any thing to that. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You went again in the course of the afternoon to lay him out. - A. Yes, about a quarter before six, when I went the second time they were at tea in the parlour; Mrs. Andrews took a bason of water, soap, and towel, she went up stairs first, Mr. Brown was laying upon the bed as if he was asleep, he was dressed, I observed a small black mark on the front of his neck; I saw the prisoner the next morning, she seemed full of grief.</p>
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<p>Q. On the 5th of November last, I think you went twice to the house of the deceased. - A. I was. The first time I went it was five o'clock in the afternoon, Rebecca, the daughter of the deceased, came to me crying, I went to the house, I was shewn the deceased by Mrs. Andrews; Mrs. Brown followed me up stairs; Mrs. Andrews told me that he had been in a fit, this was in the hearing of the prisoner, he was lying on the bed on the right side, I immediately unbuttoned his waistcoat and felt his body, which was rather warm, but his extremities were cold, I said he was quite dead, Mrs. Brown immediately was struck with surprise and grief, and very much alarmed; Mrs. Brown said at first that she hoped he was not dead, I told her that he was quite dead, she said to Mrs. Andrews, you know what there is, let the furniture go, do the best you can for me.</p>
<p>Q. When Mrs. Andrews said he died in a fit, did Mrs. Brown say any thing. - A. No, she neither confirmed it, or contradicted it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you at that time examine his person. - A. I only put my hand in at his body, and opened his mouth, his position on the bed was so that I could not see his neck, I went away, and said I was sorry for her.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181112040013"/>Q. From your examination of him, and from what you observed, and from what Mrs. Andrews said had you formed any other opinion than that he died in a fit - A. I had not then, knowing Mrs. Andrews before. I was sent for again, and when I went there the second time I saw Mrs. Orpwood, and the body was removed on the floor; Mrs. Brown was in the room, and I think Mrs. Andrews, but I am not sure; I examined the body then all over, I discovered the mark round his neck, that was pointed out by Mrs. Orpwood; I then said there was no doubt he had died of strangulation, by the effect of a cord round his neck. I said I would call upon Mr. Robinson the high constable; Mrs. Brown said she would leave it to me to do what I thought proper, she did not know what to do.</p>
<p>COURT. Is it your opinion now that Brown died of strangulation - A. It is my clear opinion; I believe hanging and strangulation are synonomous. It was by hanging as near as I could judge, and such a cord of this dimension would make such a mark as that; it was a small mark; the indent was all round, under the left side it was deeper; it came up to a point the two cords just under his ear. It appeared to me as if the whole body had been suspended by the cord.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember the day that this unfortunate circumstance happened - A. Yes, on the 5th of November.</p>
<p>Q. At any time in the day did you and your husband hear any thing in Brown's house - A. Yes, at half past three; I was in my kitchen ironing, my plates and dishes rattled on the shelf as I was ironing; I put my ear to my dresser, hearing a great noise; I heard Mrs. Brown say blast your eyes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know her voice - A. I do, so well as to be certain what I heard was her voice, and I heard another voice answer the same language to her; it was a man's voice, but who it was I really cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. You say you think you heard a man's voice say what - A. D - n your eyes. I went up into my parlour, and opened my window, and looked out of the window. I thought I should see something the matter; I saw nor heard nothing. I did not know that he was dead until one o'clock the next day.</p>
<p>COURT. Before you went up stairs into your parlour had the noise ceased - A. Yes, it ceased all at once.</p>
<p>Mr. Pooley. In whose house was it that you thought you heard the persons speaking, and that that moved your dishes - A. In Mrs. Brown's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know Brown - A. Yes; he was a good natured man; he was a very nice sizeable man, he was between forty and fifty; he had been out of the hospital a month or five weeks. When he came out of the hospital I asked him how he did, he said, quite charmingly, except his knees failed him; he looked well.</p>
<persName id="t18111204-6-person122"> ELIZABETH BLOGG
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<p>Q. At any time of the day on the 5th of November did you hear any thing in his house - A. I heard them quarrelling and swearing; I went out and returned at four o'clock.</p>
<persName id="t18111204-6-person123"> ANN MABERLEY
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<p>Q. On the 5th of November last do you recollect her coming to you - A. Yes, to pledge a looking glass, between two and three o'clock, which I did, and then after that I went to Mrs. Turner's where I was at work, and between four and five o'clock
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<interp inst="t18111204-6-person124" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> fetched me. When I went to Mrs. Brown's house I saw Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Brown; Mrs. Brown said, oh, Ann, stand my friend, see what you can do for me; Mrs. Andrews replied, poor Mr. Brown, he is gone, he died in a fit. Mrs. Brown was very uneasy indeed, and seemed to fret very much; Mrs. Brown said, Ann and you can lay Mr. Brown out; Mrs. Brown said she had not got a decent sheet. I went and got a pair of sheets out at the pawnbrokers; Mrs. Andrews then said, when we have had a cup of tea we will go up stairs and lay him out; Mrs. Andrews took the bason, soap and towel and went up, Mrs. Orpwood went up, Mrs. Orpwood dicovered the mark in his neck. I then went down to Mrs. Brown, I said, step up stairs, there is something for you to see. She came and said, oh, dear lad, what he has done to himself; she saw his throat and said, go directly for Mr. Bennet. I went for Mr. Bennet, he came.</p>
<p>Q. Did they repeat he had died in a fit after Mr. Mr. Bennet had been there the second time - A. After Mr. Bennet was gone they said he died in a fit.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you on the 5th of November go to this house - A. No, on the day of the jury, on the Thursday I went to the house, there were two windows in the room, there had been blinds; one had this cord and the other was gone; that was the bed room.</p>
<p>The prisoner left her defence to her counsel.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. You went into the shop just before you missed the things - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Then you say you went into the parlour - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What time of night might that be - A. That was, I should think, about a quarter before ten o'clock.</p>
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<p>Q. Before you went out of the shop you missed nothing - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Perhaps you had not cast your eye to the articles - A. I had seen them, and had handled them; the pipe in particular; the pane of glass in the window that they took the things from had been cracked across the night previous; I particularly noticed that pane before I went into the parlour, it was in the same situation as it was the night before, and the same as it had been all day. After I went in the parlour my wife came in from the grocers, she said, you have had a great sale of things. I went to the window and observed that there was a hole in the pane of glass in the window that they had starred before. I found the articles missing, a silver mounted German pipe, a silver segar tube, and a silver mounted leather snuff box.</p>
<p>Q. How near were these articles to the window that was broken open - A. They were close against the pane that was cut, and the pipe was hung immediately over the pane, and the segar tube and the snuff box were on the shelf under the broken pane.</p>
<p>Q. Was the hole in the window large enough for a man or a boy's hand to be admitted - A. Yes; any person putting their hand in through that hole might have taken these articles.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any noise of breaking the window - A. No, I heard nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Was the door of your shop open or shut - A. Open, I believe, it might be shut; it was shut and open occasionally. If any body had come into the shop by the door I must have seen them; while I was in the parlour can take upon me to say that no person came into the shop by the door but my wife.</p>
<p>Q. Was the crack in the pane of glass that you observed in the night before and in the day had you any reason to think it might have fell out - A. No, there was no danger of the piece of glass falling out; I had cleaned it in the day, it did not shake at all. I searched about afterwards, there was no glass left outside, nor had it fell in the area.</p>
<p>Q. You know nothing of the prisoner, do you - A. When I saw him in custody I recollected having seen him about the neighbourhood; I cannot say that night. He was taken up on Sunday, (the next day) for another robbery. On Wednesday Cooper the officer brought the snuff box and shewed it me, it was the very snuff box I had lost. On Thursday I saw the prisoner at Queen-square office, and I swore to the snuff box before the magistrate. I have not found the other articles.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Can you swear that you lost that snuffbox, or had you sold it - A. I am positive I never sold it; I lost it that very evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-7-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I am an officer of Queen-square. I apprehended the prisoner on Sunday the 27th of October, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I searched him, I found a broken pointed knife and this snuffbox; I asked the prisoner where he got that box; he said I had no business with it, he bought it, but he did not say where he bought it. I told him I should keep it in my custody; I left him in Bridewell. I made enquiry and found Mr. Hill had been robbed on the Saturday night previous to my apprehending him.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Look at that box, can you undertake to swear positively that is your box - A. This is the same box that I lost, there is my hand-writing on it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I bought that box on a Thursday and gave three shillings for it to a man that stands in the street with boxes; it is to-morrow three weeks ago.</p>
<p>Cooper. It is six weeks ago that he was taken in custody.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 14,</p>
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<p>Q. What became of your watch - A. The watch was gone; the people brought out candles and found the outside case which the constable has got. The watch I have lately heard an account that it is pawned in Blackfriars-road.</p>
<p>Q. Was any other man near you - A. None at all; he was quite by himself. At the moment I found a flutter I seized him, and never gave him up untill I delivered him to the constable. There was no blow struck by the prisoner, all he did was, he came plump against me, and feeling the flutter in my pocket I seized hold of him by the neck, and put my umbrella in his mouth.</p>
<p>Q. Then there was no harm produced - A. No harm at all.</p>
<p>Prisoner. How could I take the watch from you, and what could I do with it - A. There is no doubt he had an accomplice with him; there was a man seen to
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. When this gentleman accused me of the robbery I was going home, he turned round and took hold of me by the collar; he said you scoundrel, you have robbed me of my watch; I said, no, I have not; he struck me; I was all over a gore of blood; he left me and went about to look for the watch; I staid there, knowing myself an innocent man. I am as innocent of stealing the watch as God is true.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. It is my outside case.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. You do not know who did that - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Then you mean to say that you lost three pound ten ounces - A. Yes, in all.</p>
<p>Q. And one pound you afterwards found concealed on the premises - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Mr. Allen. We had such nutmegs as these in the house, they are worth twenty shillings a pound, the wholesale price.</p>
<p>The prisoners said nothing in their defence.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Who was
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<p>Q. Did you promise him any thing - A. I told him it might induce milder measures.</p>
<p>COURT. Then I cannot hear it.</p>
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<p>Q. You were not under any alarm at the moment, were you - A. I was not, until I felt the watch going. I clapped my left hand down, it was gone; I caught the prisoner by the collar of his coat, he asked what I did that for; I saw some men behind him, they did not come up; I said you have robbed me of my watch: he then struck me on the eye; I then tried to secure him, he struck me in the mouth; I had hold of his collar, and then I took hold of the skirt of his coat, and the coat rent up the back to the collar; I then got the other part of the skirt, but he turned his head towards me, and slipped his arms out of the coat. When he escaped from me I halloaed stop thief, my eye and mouth were very much bruised; my mouth bled very much; I saw him run straight down Clerkenwell Green; I did not follow him.</p>
<p>Q. At this time did you see any thing of the two men - A. Not when the prisoner escaped it was dark. I saw no more of the prisoner until I saw him in the watchhouse.</p>
<p>Q. How long was that after - A. About ten minutes. because we searched for the watch; we found the case, not the watch; I was informed the prisoner was taken, I went in the watchhouse and saw him, I knew him; I said, that is the man that robbed me. The prisoner at that time had no coat or hat on.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know how he came to lose his hat - A. My hat was knocked off in the scuffle, also I found the case of my watch close by where I was robbed, it was picked up and given into my hand. I have never got the watch again or the seals.</p>
<p>Mr. Arabin. Whoever this person was you had lost the watch before the blows were given - A. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-11-person171" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the night of the robbery I was returning from a friend's house in St. James's walk the watchman going past twelve. On my arrival in Aylesbury street I saw the prosecutor and the last witness; Mr. Abrahams said he had been robbed, and that the villian had ran off. I saw the watch-case picked up, the prosecutor claimed the case; I accompanied him to the watchhouse, he there charged the prisoner with the robbery, and the prisoner claimed his coat and hat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-11-person172" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a carpenter. I heard the cry of stop thief just as I was at the top of Red Lion-street, I saw the prisoner coming right before me; I stood in the middle of the road and faced him; I thought of throwing him down; he gave me a slip and got upon the pavement, and then out ran me. I pursued him, calling out stop thief; he was stopped in Ray-street by Maycock the watchman.</p>
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<p>JURY. Did Mr. Abrahams appear in liquor - A. No.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. That is my watch case.</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>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Have you got him again. - A. No. He is dead.</p>
<p>Q. When was it you saw him last when he was living. - A. I saw him on Monday the 11th of November, I had him at work in a cart and turned him out in the field adjoining my house at seven o'clock at night. I missed him on Tuesday morning the 12th.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before you found it. - A. I saw his skin on the Sunday following, he was dead. He was at one Mr. Haddon's at New Cross, he is a collar maker.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the horse you saw was yours. - A. Yes, he had been fired near the round bone on his knee, and he had a sore place on his back which I dressed on the 11th.</p>
<p>Q. In short from the marks you are sure it was your horse. - A. Yes. I enquired the next day a little, my neighbour lost one, I told him if I saw his I would let him know. I saw his in Whitechapel at Mr. Dawnes's.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the prisoner before this happened. - A. Yes, the night before this happened.</p>
<p>Q. What was this horse of any great value. - A. No great value.</p>
<p>Q. It was a sort of a dog horse was it not. - A. Not much better, I worked him every day, I could not afford a better.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any conversation with the prisoner about it. - A. On the night before I lost it he came round and saw me dressing the horse's wounds, he asked me how he did.</p>
<p>Q. How near do you live to him. - A. As near as from here to the top of the street.</p>
<p>Q. What was he. - A. God Almighty knows, I never saw him but once before or twice in my life.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. You say a week after all but a day, you found a skin at Mr. Haddon's at New Cross, and that skin you believe to be your horse's skin. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. The knee was fired. - A. Yes. The whole of the skin was there.</p>
<p>Q. What was the colour of your horse's legs. - A. White behind and black before.</p>
<p>Q. The skin that you found had no legs, you could not tell what colour the legs were, you did not see them. - A. No. I knew the skin.</p>
<p>Q. You only saw the skin, you did not know him by his face. - A. I knew it by the skin. I know it to be my horse.</p>
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner at the bar bring you a horse at any time which is the subject of enquiry. - A. Yes, on Tuesday morning November the 12th, between nine and and ten o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Did you buy it. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What coloured horse was it. - A. A brown coach gelding, I gave two guineas and and a half for the two, he brought that horse and another.</p>
<p>Q. Did you shew that horse to Mr. Carter. - A. He saw the hide at my house.</p>
<p>Q. He came and complained that he had lost a horse. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When he saw it did he own it. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. (to Prosecutor.) Were you at Mr. Haddon's. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. How long after you lost the horse. - A. On the Sunday.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see your horse there. - A. I saw the skin.</p>
<p>Q. I think you told me before you examined the skin and that you thought it was your horse. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you any doubt of it. - A. I am positive of it.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Q. (to Haddon.) When was the horse killed - A. On Wednesday morning.</p>
<p>Q. And was that skin that was shewn to
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<p>Prosecutor. I have got the skin here.</p>
<p>Court. I do not know that we shall be the better for that.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. Mr. Carter says I am a neighbour of his. I am not by three miles.</p>
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<p>Q. (to Davis). Look at that piece of cloth. - A. It is the property of
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<p>Q. Had you any other shopmen in the shop
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<p>Q. You were examined two or three days after by the coroner, your fright was quite subsided. - A. I told him the same that I did before, and I don't know when I did it, I had been up night and day with a lady, my head was very bad at the time.</p>
<p>Q. What aged man did be appear to you to be. - A. I thought he was near forty, I do not know what age he was, he was pretty hearty all but his knee, he had been in the hospital a month, he could eat and drink hearty, there was something the matter with his knee.</p>
<p>Q. When you went up stairs and found him hanging, did you see near him any chair - A. There was a chair standing sideways to the bed, it was standing in the place it usually stood, I had before seen it there, the chair was close by the body, the arm-chair stood almost at the bottom of the bed,</p>
<p>Q. Was it such a cord as that. - A. Yes, it was a smallish cord.</p>
<p>Mr Knapp. Mrs. Andrews, I understood you to say that you went into the yard for about ten minutes. - A. Yes, leaving the prisoner packing up the trunk, putting her clothes together, I left her in the parlour, and I found her in the parlour.</p>
<p>Q. And when you came back she was engaged in packing up the things. - A. Yes, and looking in her drawers, and putting her clothes together what she was going to take away.</p>
<p>Q. So that the object she had in view when you went out in the yard she was carrying on when you returned. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When you did return you heard the noise like the scraping of a chair. - A. Yes, a few minutes after I returned.</p>
<p>Q. Where was the prisoner at the time that you returned and you heard the scraping. - A. She had gone out to Mrs. Orpwood's door, she stood at Mrs. Orpwood's door, I ran to her.</p>
<p>Q. Afterwards, when you went up stairs into the room, the chair was in the situation of having been removed from the place in which it had been, and it was at the foot of the bed. - A. The chair was very near to the bed.</p>
<p>Q. Supposing a person had been disposed to hang himself, could you conceive a chair to be put more convenient for such a purpose. - A. I do not know, it always stood there.</p>
<p>Q. Might it not be used for that purpose. - A. I do not know but it might.</p>
<p>Q. You say that he was a hearty man, and that he had a weakness in his knee. - A. He appeared to be a hearty man, he had very good use of his hands, and too much of his tongue.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think that from the weak state of his body, that any body could have hang'd him. - A. He was very strong and very spitefull, I do not think that any body could have hang'd him.</p>
<p>Q. Do you think that a man would suffer himself to be hanged up by a woman, or any body else without using his hands. - A. You will know that by the witnesses.</p>
<p>Q. Then there was no marks of violence found upon her. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. He had the means of doing it, he was strong and hearty enough, if he was so disposed, to have done it. - A. Yes, he had used violence upon her, but I believe not that day.</p>
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<p>Q. On the 5th of November was the prisoner at your house. - A. In the afternoon she came into my shop a little before four I believe.</p>
<p>Q. How long did she remain with you. - A. Not above five minutes.</p>
<p>Q. I believe after that you saw the child Rebecca. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. In consequence of any thing between you and Rebecca, did you go to the house of Mrs. Brown - A. I went to enquire, and Mrs. Andrews answered me, Mrs. Brown was sitting in the parlour with the parlour door open.</p>
<p>Q. Could she hear what passed between you and Andrews. - A. Yes, I think she could, I asked what was the matter, Mrs. Andrews said Mr. Brown had died in a fit, Mr. Bennet had been sent for, and he said he was no more.</p>
<p>Q. What was the appearance of Mrs. Brown while she was sitting in the parlour. - A. She was full of grief, she asked me if I would assist Mrs. Andrews, and lay him out, I said I would come bye and bye.</p>
<p>Q. When Mrs. Andrews said that Mr. Brown had died in a fit, did Mrs. Brown say any thing to that. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You went again in the course of the afternoon to lay him out. - A. Yes, about a quarter before six, when I went the second time they were at tea in the parlour; Mrs. Andrews took a bason of water, soap, and towel, she went up stairs first, Mr. Brown was laying upon the bed as if he was asleep, he was dressed, I observed a small black mark on the front of his neck; I saw the prisoner the next morning, she seemed full of grief.</p>
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<p>Q. On the 5th of November last, I think you went twice to the house of the deceased. - A. I was. The first time I went it was five o'clock in the afternoon, Rebecca, the daughter of the deceased, came to me crying, I went to the house, I was shewn the deceased by Mrs. Andrews; Mrs. Brown followed me up stairs; Mrs. Andrews told me that he had been in a fit, this was in the hearing of the prisoner, he was lying on the bed on the right side, I immediately unbuttoned his waistcoat and felt his body, which was rather warm, but his extremities were cold, I said he was quite dead, Mrs. Brown immediately was struck with surprise and grief, and very much alarmed; Mrs. Brown said at first that she hoped he was not dead, I told her that he was quite dead, she said to Mrs. Andrews, you know what there is, let the furniture go, do the best you can for me.</p>
<p>Q. When Mrs. Andrews said he died in a fit, did Mrs. Brown say any thing. - A. No, she neither confirmed it, or contradicted it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you at that time examine his person. - A. I only put my hand in at his body, and opened his mouth, his position on the bed was so that I could not see his neck, I went away, and said I was sorry for her.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. On Saturday night when I was taken, my foreman came to my lodgings, he asked me if I was coming to town, I said,</p>
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<p>Q. (to Armstrong.) When you met the prisoner first was there any man with him - A. Yes, there was another man with him, they were walking together, and when we stopped him and asked him what he had got, the other man said,</p>
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<p>- GALLOWAY. I am a constable of the Thames police. On the 9th of November last, about three o'clock in the morning, I saw two men coming up New Gravel Lane, Shadwell, with a bag or parcel upon each of their shoulders, it was a dark morning I stepped up to the prisoner, I asked him what he had got in the bag, he said, what was that to me, I told him I insisted upon knowing, he said I should not, and have the bag off his shoulder, I held him fast and called the watch to my assistance, and another officer came to my assistance. There was another man with him that had a bag as well as him, he made his escape. I examined the prisoner's bag, it contained three quarters and ten pound of copper bolts.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was hired to carry this bag for five shillings, I have a large family.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Was the other prisoner present then there. - A. No. I asked
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<p>Q. How came you not to look there. - A. It was dark. The watchman came up and gave me a light, I asked
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<p>Q. (to Prosecutor.) Look at these two notes - A. I am not a scholar, the notes I took of my master, he can speak to them. I believe his name is Thomas Edwards.</p>
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<p>Prosecutor. This is my purse.</p>
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<p>Till said nothing in her defence.</p>
<p>Wright's defence. I know nothing about this young woman, nor yet about the prosecutor. I never saw them that evening.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>AND THIRD COUNT, affixed to a building of
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<p>Q. You cannot swear to either of the prisoners. - A. No. They were immediately handcuffed. Mr. Salmon asked them what they had been doing there, one of them said they have been throwing my hat into the room, and I was obliged to come in after it; they were handcuffed and left with the people below. I went up to the third pair of stairs, the back gutter of the house was entirely taken out, it laid in the room at full length, it was not cut at all. The front gutter had been carried away the night before.</p>
<p>- SALMON. I am an officer of Bow Street, on Sunday the 17th of November I went on this search, I took Mentz and Godfrey in the house and three other Patrols of Bow Street. I went up stairs with Mr. Steward, Mentz and Godfrey, it was about a quarter past eight, it was quite dark, we took a candle, the street door was locked, and opened by the prosecutor to let us in. I entered the lower part of the house, I found the cellar flap tore up in the back yard, it appeared that they got into the house that way, we went up two pair of stairs before we discovered any body, while I was standing upon the second floor landing, I thought I heard a footstep above me. I said to Mentz here is somebody in the house, look out, go up stairs, I was going up with the candle in my hand, I met Rees coming down, I immediately laid hold of him and gave him into the custody of Mentz. I was going up stairs, I met Turner coming down, I laid hold of him and gave him into the custody of Mentz and Godfrey, they were handcuffed immediately, I found no other persons there. In the back garret I found a large piece of gutter lead, it appeared whole, that lead was stripped from one end of the gutter to the other, it was completely taken up, and by the damp and wet on the gutter it appeared to me that the lead been recently taken up. This chissell I found upon the parapet wall opposite the window.</p>
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<p>Q. Could you form any observation you made, to say where the leaden gutter was taken from. - A. I should suppose it was taken from the back garret window. I found two holdfasts that night, which had held the lead to the wall, and four the next morning on the parapet wall. I searched the prisoners, on
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<p>Mr. Arabin. Q. Did you compare the lead you found in the room to the place from where you say the lead was taken. - A. No. I supposed that was the lead by being there.</p>
<p>The prisoners left their defence to their counsel, and called no witnesses to character.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18111204-17-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house. The prisoner said the man's wife had given her the watch and sheet to pawn. I produce the watch and sheet.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was at this man's apartment, we were all intoxicated, his wife gave me the sheet and watch to pledge, and as I came home there was not a pawnbroker's open.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.</p> </div1>
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<p>SECOND COUNT - for like offence, the property of persons to the jurors unknown.</p>
<p>WILLIAM SCUDDER. I am a bricklayer employed under the London Dock company, I was employed with the prisoner in repairing a house belonging to them in
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<p>Q. Did you on the day laid in the indictment see the prisoner. - A. Yes, about half after six in the evening, it was dark, then he was in Old Gravel Lane with a piece of timber I have now here in his arms, I knew the piece of timber by seeing him take it up from the house that we were repairing for the London Dock company, it laid outside of the house in the street. After he had taken the timber he walked away in the middle of the road, I walked after him, and when he came to the top of Charles Court I asked him what he intended to do with the piece of wood, he said he had seen it lay about the building, it was useless, he said he was going to sell it for beer, I told him to carry it back, it was useful, he did, and laid it down at the place where he had taken it from, and then he was apprehended. The man was in liquor, he did not seem to know what he was doing of.</p>
<p>The prisoner said nothing in his defence, called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What do you accuse her of stealing. - A. A damask tablecloth and other things, she stole them and pledged them. I had given her warning to quit, and on her going away she had great objection to my looking in her trunks, I sent for a constable to examine her box by her wish, the constable searched her trunk, and found the duplicates of the things that she had pledged of mine.</p>
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<p>Prosecutrix. The damask tablecloth is mine, and all the other things except the hankerchief, which belongs to a gentleman who lodges with me.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. My mistress owed me money nearly to the amount that I pledged the things for, I asked her for the money two different times, I wanted to buy shoes and stockings.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. On the evening she went away I paid her her wages and the money. I owed her, I did not know of her pawning the things, she never asked me for the money. I had a good character with her.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18111204-20-person267" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable of St. Bride's About half after two the prosecutor brought the prisoner in the watch house, he charged her with robbing him of three one-pound notes, the prisoner, said she had not robbed him, she was very much in liquor. The young man put down the notes, I took the numbers, and as I was folding the notes up the prisoner snatched them out of my hand and put them in her mouth, I saw the notes in her mouth, I went to take them out, she bit my thumb, swallowed the notes, blood and all. I never got the notes.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I put a bit of paper in my mouth I thought it was my commitment, I never swallowed the notes at all, I spit the paper out of my mouth. I think paper is dry eating without something to drink with it. The prosecutor has got three pound note to appear against me.</p>
<p>Q. (to Prosecutor.) Have you received three pound - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. What is she. - A. A
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<p>Prosecutor. He wanted to put the money in my hand, I would not take it, he gave two pound to a man that I know nothing of. I had seen the man before. As to the other pound I am certain I never received it, and I will take my oath I never saw the notes that that man took from him.</p>
<p>Q. Who is that man. - A. I do not know his name, it is a man that I saw down at Croydon fair. I dont know where he lives.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you expect to receive the two pound after the trial is over. - A. He promised to meet me at a house in Covent Garden.</p>
<p>Jury. How came your friend to meet you at that house. - A. I met him there.</p>
<p>Q. It is possible to meet a man twice by chance, it does not frequently occur, you told him the circumstance and went there to meet that man. - A. No. I did not go to meet him.</p>
<p>- CRESWELL. When I asked him were he lived, he gave me his name
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you lose sight of him - A. I did. I am certain he is the same man, he dropped the pelisse about six yards from the shop.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was going along the Minories, it began to rain very hard, which compelled me to take shelter in the prosecutor's house, and when I was about thirty yards from the house, a young man passed me going towards the house calling stop thief, he then came and seized me. I know nothing of the charge. I am a taylor by trade, he cannot say that I was seen to steal, nor was any property found on me.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Knapp Q. Did not you understand him to say that he had them from the warehouse-keeper. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Is he with you. - A. No, he is gone. I have not seen him since the day after the affair happened. These are the mats, I believe they are our property.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was never in his warehouse in my life, nor scarce know where it is, he has stated many things that are not true. I had these mats from his servant to carry to the Bell and Crown.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three 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 Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Were you at that house on the 13th of November last. - A. I was.</p>
<p>Q. You were at that time living at Mrs. Butler's house as a visitor. - A. I was, I had been to the Theatre, I returned about twelve o'clock, Mrs. Butler was gone up to bed and the two maid servants. I took a little refreshment, I said to my daughter, Betsy, get the the boot jack, she said father there is one in the kitchen. She went with the candle to get the jack, as she was passing the yard door which leads to the kitchen head, she saw the door latch move which leads into the back yard; she seeing the latch of the door move returned and says, father, there is somebody at our back door, I says you only imagine so, come, come, take a light and follow me, when I was at the landing of the stair head I saw the latch of the door move myself, I said there is somebody there, I'll soon see who it is. I took the alarm bells off and put them on the mat, two bells. I undid and took off the wooden bar, after that I unbolted the top and bottom bolt, and then immediately the door was forced open from the outside, a man presented himself at the door of course.</p>
<p>Q. Who is that man. - A. The prisoner I suppose. I have no doubt of it. I shoved the bar against him to prevent him coming in, but he forced himself in. He came in and I went of the right hand side of him, I gave him a shove over down the kitchen stairs, down he went neck and crop, I fell down after him, I do not know who was down first, he or me, we had a scuffle at the bottom of the stairs, and I hove him over and kept him down. I then said d - n you let go me, he said you b - r what are you going to do with me, I said to beat his bloody jemmy or head, I don't know which, one of the two. I punched him with my right hand in the dark, a light came at the stair head, and he and I were at the bottom, as such I beat him prettily on both sides, by that time the watchman came, and then I discovered it was the prisoner. The watchman said let him alone, we will take care of him. No said I, I will know him again to-marrow, so I kept hammering at him until they took him away, they dragged him up stairs and said they would take him to the watch-house, I followed them. A woman met him in the street and said Jemmy my dear where is your hat. I said d - n you, if you come here, I will give you a topper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18111204-24-person295" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. Were you at this house of Mrs. Butler's. - A. I was on a visit there for the first time. An alarm was given that somebody was there. I made the best of my way to him, to assist him instantly, and as the prisoner came in I saw two more men apparently down the yard. I shoved the door to and put my back to it, and put my foot against the bannisters of the stairs, and bolted it before they could rush in.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find them press against the door. - A. Yes. When I got the upper bolt and the bottom bolt in, I heard the rattle spring. Then all was quiet at the door, I heard no more. The watchmen came in with their lanthorns and took him in custody.</p>
<p>Jury. Is the yard at the back of the house inclosed. - A. Yes, all round, they must have got over a gate and through a cow layer to get to the yard, and then to get over a brick wall to get into the yard.</p>
<p>- HINCHCLIFFE. I was going one o'clock, we heard a rattle spring, the young woman said make haste my father will be killed, we were not a minute before we went into the house and secured the prisoner. There was a woman at she door when we came out, she said Jemmy where is your hat. The prisoner was without his hat, a watchman picked it up in Park Street.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was out of my mind in liquor, I did not know what I did.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What was the coat to cost. - A. Two pound five shillings.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. This is what you call a felony and embezzlement in the indictment. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. This man being a likely man you employed him to invite the customers in. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You gave him a tester in nine. - A. Yes, in nine shillings one sixpence, that is usual in the trade, he had lived with me a year and a half.</p>
<p>Q. This man at Walthamstow was a stranger to you and a friend of the prisoner's - A I knew he was a stranger to me. I found afterwards that he was a friend of the prisoner.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181112040024"/>Q. I ask you upon your oath when your barker produces a customer to you, do not you allow that he shall enter it as a matter of credit to his own account. - A. By no means, our shop is in the ready money way. He took the coat from me to bring home the money on the Monday morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did not he after your enquiry for the two pound five shillings, tell you that he had unfortunately lost the money, but that you should be paid. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. I believe he was going to quit your service. - A. Not as I know.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your oath had not he given you warning that he was going to set up in business, and after that you had him apprehended. - A. Not before I sent for an officer to take him</p>
<p>MR. POTTER. I live in Walthamstow in Essex, I am a mealman and corn-dealer. On my coming down Houndsditch from the corn market, I saw the prisoner at the front of the shop, upon my seeing him, he being an old acquaintance of my brothers and my friend. I thought I wanted a coat, I asked him if he could suit me for one, he answered me, walk in Sir, I will suit you with one of the best. I tried on several coats, but I did not approve of them, he persuaded me to look at a piece of cloth a remnant, which he could recommend me. I looked at it, and he as a friend persuaded me to have a coat made of the same piece, he took measure of me, and we agreed for the piece five and forty shillings, that is all that passed then. On the Sunday morning the prisoner brought the coat to my house, I gave him two one pound notes and a dollar. When I went to the next Wednesday's market I did not see the prisoner, on the Wednesday week's market. I accosted him Old Friend you owe me sixpence, he replied Oh yes Sir, I know I do, we will drink it out, we went over the way and had a glass of rum and water and a biscuit. On the next Wednesday's market I was accosted by Mr. Benson, how do you do Sir, how does your coat fit, I told him I hardly knew, I only put it on when my Old Friend brought it, he followed me to the end of the shop like a bailiff, I was afraid of a touch on the shoulder, I said I have paid for the coat, he said have you Sir, I said yes I have, he said he had heard nothing of it. I went home, on the Thursday night he came down to my house with an officer, to apprehend me, I suppose I was not at home, he left orders for me to appear before the Lord Mayor on Friday morning following, I was prevented by business, I could not attend. On the Friday night I was coming home, Mr. Benson's brother and an officer accosted me and said they had a summons for me. In the discourse between Benson's brother and the officer, I heard Benson's brother say he is a going to live with Mr. Smith that has opened a shop down our street, and we must banish that.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. You would not have gone into Benson's shop for a coat except for your old friend Britten. - A. I should not have gone into the shop except for him. I thought he was one of the firm.</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. Look at him, are you sure he is the man. - A. Yes, I heard that a man of the same description was taken to the Compter, I went there to see him. I am certain he is the man.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Q. Did not you say at the Poultry Compter, that you believed I was the man. - A. I did, I had not a doubt in my own mind, and when I had a full view of you I said you were the man.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Commander. My master had such bristles as these; it is impossible to identify them when they are loose as they are now.</p>
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<p>Q. In November last, and some time before November had you any acquaintance with the prisoner Field - A. When I was with my late master I became acquainted with Field about a twelvemonth ago; he did some business for my late master; When he was failing he had the turning of me over to Mr. Pigg of Wapping Wall.</p>
<p>Q. When had you any conversation with Field about any hairs - A. When I was at Mr. Hills I did the business for him when he was out of the way, and Field was put in the house to let it; he did let it, and he was to take some of the things to sell. After I was turned over to Mr. Pigg I had a small parcel of hairs to sell, about seven ounces; I applied to Field, he sold them for Mr. Hill. After I had been with Mr. Pigg about a week he applied to me for more bristles to sell; he bought them of me, and paid me; the first sum that I received was four shillings, they came to five shillings and sixpence, eighteen pence he kept for himself. The next I received was nine shillings and two brooms, he said he kept the rest for commission, I do not know what he received. The next parcel he received was one pound five shillings and eleven pence, he said he only got twenty two shillings for them; he gave me a pound, and said he kept the rest for commission.</p>
<p>Q. You kept all this money yourself - A. Yes; I did not bring it to account to my master.</p>
<p>Field's Defence. I never applied to him for any hairs in my life; Nash applied to me to sell the hairs to Mr. Brown, and I believed them to be taken from his late master, Thomas Hill, for board wages.</p>
<p>NOT GUILTY.</p>
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