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<p>KELLY, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Taken in Short-hand.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of the Peace,</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Before the Right Honourable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Right Honourable Sir Joseph Littledale, Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench;
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>Sir William Bolland</persName>, Knt., one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer; Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter, Bart.;
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Atkins</persName>, Esq.; Matthias Prime Lucas, Esq.; Charles Farebrother, Esq.; Henry Winchester, Esq.; Aldermen of the City of London; the Honourable Charles Ewan Law, Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-4" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>Samuel Wilson Esq</persName>.; Sir Chapman Marshall, Knt.; John Pirie, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Wood</persName>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Lainson</persName>, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City of London; John Mirehouse, Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and William St. Julien Arabin, Sergeant at Law; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LIST OF JURORS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">First Jury</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-8" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Mercer</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Lawrence</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KELLY, MAYOR</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SECOND SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoner has been previously in custody—An obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that the prisoner is known to be the associate of bad characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX LARCENIES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic"> Monday, December 12th,</hi> 1836.</p>
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<hi rend="italic"> Tuesday, December 13th,</hi> 1836.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He looked rather intoxicated about the eyes—his cap did not fall off when he was leaning on the table—we found him standing away form the table—I never saw him leaning on the table—Hagen and I had a pint of beer at Mrs. Owen's expense—we staid at the public-house six or seven minutes—the prisoner remained about the place ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after I accused him of stealing the coffee—I told him to go, but he would stop—he was going in a direction to Mrs. Tipples.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Might there be a man who you did not see?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There might.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was any body present when you saw his hand over the hole of the water-closet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nobody but myself—I was close to him—I followed him down—he was closing the door with one hand, and holding the other over the hole—I saw the silver found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you quite sure you gave the information?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I gave the information to another man, and he told master—I was a little below the shop, and saw him through a hole in the boards—I could see plainly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What was the mistake?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He charged one case more than he ought—that was a difference of about 4
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<hi rend="italic"> police-constable G</hi> 11.) I took the prisoner into custody, and produce the silver—I found in the prisoner's coat pocket some little pieces of silver similar to that in the paper—when I went into the yard he said, "Pray Mr. Jackson forgive me—it is the first time, and I wonder what could induce me to do such a thing."</p>
<p>(The prisoner received a good character.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-99" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MILES</persName> </hi>. I am an egg merchant, and live in Broadway, West
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. as received from Mr. Hutchinson—and one on the 16th of Sept., of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as received from Hardcastle—I never received more than 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 7
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<p>of November, were they made at the same time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, they were—he had a bill for Hardcastle, but not for Hutchinson—the goods were sold before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which he gave me this receipt for—I wrote it, and he signed it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—this is the bill I paid him—here is the prisoner's handwriting, acknowledging the receipt of it—it is not a stamped receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was this bill written at your place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I do not know who wrote it—it had been brought to me some time before I paid it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MILLS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HODGSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Charles Prater and Son, army-clothiers, Charing-cross. I find marks on these shirts which we put on our linen before we send it to the workhouse to be made up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN ANDREWS"/>JOHN ANDREWS SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Sowerby, a pawnbroker in Long-acre. I produce 12 shirts, which were pawned it four lots by the prisoner, at different times—I find the corresponding du
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<persName id="t18361212-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-109" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Clune, a pawnbroker is Liquorpond-street. I produce two shirts—I cannot say who they were pawned by—I find the corresponding duplicate here which was given for them.</p>
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<persName id="t18361212-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARIDGE</persName> </hi>. I live with Mr. King, a pawnbroker in High Hol
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mrs. Aldridge, in Orange-street, Bloomsbury. I produce four shirts—I know two of them were pawned by the prisoner—the duplicates of them are among those produced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18361212-name-112" type="witnessName">
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<persName id="t18361212-name-113" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-113" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Ashmore and Son, pawn
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-114" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BALLAM</persName> </hi>. I produce a shirt pawned on the 27th of Septem
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-115" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I produce five shirts, pawned by the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE JOHNSON"/>GEORGE JOHNSON FRANCE</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Walter, of High Holborn, I produce seven shirts—I find the counterpart duplicate here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic"> police-constable D</hi> 42.) On Sunday, the 4th of December, about half-past 6 o'clock in the evening, I went into the lower part of a building in Dorchester-place, Dorset-square, and heard a noise on the roof, like a rattling among the slates—I could not get up on the roof—I waited and listened very attentively—I heard the slates being re
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<lb/>cess on the first floor, where the prisoner had stood, and in the fire-place another piece and a knife—on the roof I found three or four more small pieces of lead cut ready to be taken away—at the back of the building I found a ladder placed to enable any body to get up and down, but not without danger—I conclude the other man had gone away down that lad
<lb/>der—I matched the lead to the roof and it fitted—I found a knife on the prisoner—on Saturday, the 3rd of December, having noticed several sus
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 1 pump, value 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and 560lbs. weight of lead, value 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18361212-232-offence-1 t18361212-name-124"/>Edward Colebatch</persName>, and others; and fixed to a certain building; against the Statute, &c.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, not stating them to be fixtures.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAMBERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic"> police-constable N</hi> 173.) I was on duty on the morn
<lb/>ing of the 24th of November, near Grove-street Fields, Hackney, near the house which has been occupied by Mr. Creswell—about half-past eight o'clock I saw a cart come from the house with the carman and the two prisoners—the two prisoners were pushing it behind, till it came out of the premises—I inquired if them what it was—Wheeler said, "It is all right"—I was to let nothing pass without I saw him—the prisoners them went back into the premises, while I was looking at the name on the cart—I followed, and took the carman into custody—there was a quantity of sheet lead in the cart, a pump, a leaden sink, and some pipe cut up; and afterwards I found a screw-driver, a hammer, a chopper, and a crow-bar in the cart—about two o'clock that day I saw the prisoners again at the top of Old-street-road, just by Shoreditch Church—I was then with the cart, which had the things in it—Wheeler came up to the cart and asked what we were going to do with the property—I told him I was going to bring it down to the office, and he directly made answer that he had a paper to show that the property was his—I told them they must come along with me, and they came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I think when you first saw the cart it was in the morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about half-past eight o'clock—I took the carman into custody then—that was about three miles and three-quarters from the office—I was not till two o'clock driving it to the office—we had left it in the care of a person, and gave the horse something to eat—we locked the carman up—one of my brother officers was driving—we both had our police-dresses on when the prisoners came up to us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-126" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CAPON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of Mr. Pope, and live in Great Sutton-street, Clerkenwell. On the morning of the 24th of Novem
<lb/>ber the two prisoners came to me, about a quarter past seven o'clock, and asked if they could have a light cart—I told them they could, and asked where it was going—they said, "To Hackney-road"—I harnessed the home and put it in was going—they said, "Are you going with me?"—they said, "Yes"—they got into the cart, and took me to the house in Grove-street—Wheeler said he was going for a load of ten or twelve hundred weight; they assisted in loading as well as me—they put the things in which were afterwards found in it—what I put in was by their order—I did not help take up</p>
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<p>the lead on the roof, or the sink, or pump—I only helped to put the things in as they brought them out—I took the cart inside the gates—the gates were open when I went in, and I believe they were then shut—they opened them to let me out—the policeman stopped me, and took charge of the cart and its contents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-127" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS CAIN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer. I was standing by Shoreditch Church, looking for a job—and the prisoner Wilson came up to me and asked whether I wanted a job—I said "Yes"—he took me to a house in Hackney-road, and told me to take the pump up, and I took the pipe of it up, and he and I broke it in pieces—I worked there several hours that day—I did not see Wheeler there that day—Wilson told me to come next morning, and I went at seven o'clock—Wheeler came there afterwards, and Capon and Wilson—I saw them loading the cart—they put the pump and the lead in, which I had taken up the day before—while the cart was waiting Wilson and I went on the top of the house, and I pulled a piece of lead from the roof by his directions—I rolled it up, it was taken down, and put into the cart—the carman came to help us down with it—all four of us were employed—I and the carman put it into the cart—Wheeler told me to help with the cart, and I helped to push it out—they gave me the key of the gate, and told me they were going to build two or three houses—they told me not to open the gate at all, but to keep the key—I was afterwards directed to go and pull down a fence
<lb/>wall with a crow-bar, and was taken into custody while I was about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask Wilson who Wheeler was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and he said he was his master—Wheeler was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where do you live?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Up in Shoreditch—I cannot tell you where I live—I am a stranger, and do not know the place at all—I was not working at this house five days—only one day and part of another—I was there from ten o'clock until night, working at these things all the time—Wheeler told me he was going to build two or three houses up—I do not know what the wall was made of that I pulled down—it was a small brick one, with wood at the top—he told me to knock that down—the crow-bar was used to throw down the bricks with—I did not see any other house there, only this big one and a small one—I had never seen Wilson before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RICKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Tyars, who lives at Homerton. I occupy a house of his, adjoining the house in question, which is rather a private situation—it is a large house, and was formerly Mr. Barnes's school—when persons are inside the gate nobody passing can see what they are doing—my cottage commands a view of the ground—on the 24th of Novem
<lb/>ber, about a quarter after eight o'clock in the morning, I saw both the prison
<lb/>er at the house, assisting in loading a cart—there was a range and some lead in it when I first saw it—I saw lead, part of a pump, and some copper, and the lead which came off the top of the house, put into it—the labourers and the two prisoners assisted in putting it in—the cart was standing inside, and the gates were shut—I continued to watch, and saw Wilson on the top of the house with a crow-bar—Cain had it first, and Wilson took it out of his hand, and wrenched the lead from the side of the chimney—it was folded up and let down through the trap-door—I afterwards saw lead put into the cart—it appeared done in a workmanlike way—they were very little time about it—I told a policeman what I had seen—the house is near the Three Colts, in Grove-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know Mr. Creswell lived here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I do—I cannot tell exactly how long it is since he left—I</p>
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<p>have been living at my house about two months—Mr. Creswell went away before I came—I lived in the neighbourhood before, about a mile from the cottage, but I was always up there two or three times a day—I cannot tell how long it is since Creswell left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, and live at Hackney. I recollect helping to repair the pump at Mr. Barnes's school in April last—I believe the pipe was in good condition then—my father repaired it—I have seen in here to-day—it is not in a sound state now, as it is cut all to pieces think there could be no necessity for removing it from the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any possible assignable reason for taking it down; did it want taking down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any thing to prevent a person, who chose to have a new one, sending that away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE COLEBATCH</hi>. I am surveyor to the trustees of Sir John Cass's Charity. Mr. Edward Colebatch is one of the trustees—the charity is a school in Portsoken ward—I know the house formerly occupied by Mr. Creswell—it belongs to that estate—I have been serveral times before the trustees—my attention was called to this house on the 25th of November—I examined the house on the 25th of November last, and saw the centre part of the roof stripped—it was rainy weather, and it would let the water into the house—I examined the lead in the cart, at the police-office, and to the best of my judgment it corresponded with the quantity taken from the roof—there was no occasion to take it off—it was in good condition—there was a piece of one of the hips at the back of the house, and there was a small piece of it in the cart—the pipe of the pump was cut through—it was a good substantial pump, and the pipe was quite sound—I was at the house on the 15th of October last—the pipe was then under ground, fixed to the pump—there was twenty-six feet of it—there was a portion out of the ground, perhaps three feet—it has been since cut into pieces—it will take 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to repair the mischief that has been done—the wood-work of the sink in the kitchen had been pulled down, and moved into the middle of the kitchen, and the pump torn away—it had been taken to pieces to remove the pump I imagine—I think this is the same sort of lead as was on the flat—it was laid down at the same time—I should think there was no pretence for removing this lead to reinstate it—the weight of the lead is seven pounds to a foot—I con
<lb/>sider that heavy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it not lead which ought to be replaced by better?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might in the course of time—I do not know how long the lead had been on—I do not know how long the house has been built—I was on the roof in February—I have not been on it since—it was in very good condition then—there are holes in it now—I cannot tell whether they might be nail holes or whether it was done by violence, as wear and tear—I should say it did not require replacing by better on the 24th of November—I should think that time would not have that effect—it would not require it to be changed in that time—I cannot tell whether the holes came by worms or not—I saw Mr. Creswell there last on the 7th of September—I met him at the house to look over it—I believe he was the tenant of the trustees—I have not seen a lease.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are the holes small?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I noticed them at the police-office—supposing them to have been there on the 24th of Novem
<lb/>ber, they might have been soldered over—there was no occasion to take it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-130" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>MR. EDWARD COLEBATCH</persName> </hi>. I am one of the trustees of Sir John</p>
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<p>Cass's charity. There are other trustees—the house in question belongs to that estate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How are you appointed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was nominated by the former trustees—my name is in the deed—the trustees have re
<lb/>ceived rent for the premises—I have not received it, but the receivers have.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am receiver to Sir John Cass's trustees. I have received rent on their account for the house formerly occupied by Mr. Creswell, up to Michaelmas last—the last tenant, Mr. Creswell, is in the Fleet prison.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On what did you receive the rent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was distrained for—I received it as receiver to the trustees—I was not present when it was distrained for—I have been present at all the meetings of the trustees—I have seen Mr. Colebatch act as trustee scores of times—he is one of the persons from whom I received my appointment—my appointment is minute of the board—I have no official document——the trustees give me my instructions—those who are at the board at the time—I have frequently received instructions from Mr. Colebatch, and on those instructions have frequently received rent for this house—Creswell paid 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I know nothing of an under-letting to Wheeler.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18361212-name-132" type="surname" value="COLEBATCH"/>
<interp inst="t18361212-name-132" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>MR. EDWARD COLEBATCH</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined. Q.</hi> Had Mr. Creswell lease of the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> An agreement.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of the prisoner Wheeler, stated, that he had not done more than he supposed he had a right to do, in the exercise of his dis
<lb/>cretion for the purpose of improving the premises, he having taken the pre
<lb/>mises of Creswell by an agreement, and therefore he could not be guilty of felony.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ESPINASS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of Wilson, stated, that he had been employed by Wheeler as a workman, and was not aware he was doing any thing improper.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MASSEY</persName> </hi>. This agreement is my writing (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>)—it is between Mr. Creswell and Mr. Wheeler—it was executed at the Fleet—I have been a clerk to a notary at Charing-cross—I am not any thing at present—I believe Wilson is a carpenter—I heard so through Wheeler—Wilson was present when the agreement was signed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where do you live?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No. 16, North-street, Westminster. I was clerk to John Wyndham in March last—I have been writing for the houses of Lords and Commons since, till the Session closed—I did not go with the prisoners to see the agreement signed—I used to go to the Fleet to see a friend, and was recommended to Mr. Creswell by my friend to draw up the agreement—this is my hand-writing—it is a negotiation between Creswell and signed—I did not know Wheeler before—I do not know for what term they took the premises—I drew up the agreement from a rough statement given me by Mr. Creswell—there was no term mentioned in it.</p>
<p>(The agreement being read, was dated November 26, 1836, by which Wheeler agreed to take the premises of Mr. Creswell, at the rent of £60. per annum; it described Wheeler as living at Shepherd's bush.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-134" type="surname" value="BALE"/>
<interp inst="t18361212-name-134" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BALE</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, and live in Pilgrim-street, Walworth, near Camberwell turnpike, I have known Wheeler four or five years—he a carpenter and builder—I know of his doing work as a builder in the meadow-ground, Peckham, and also in Newport-market, under the Marquis of Salisbury—I worked for him there—I always found him an honest, up-right gentleman—I never heard any complaint against him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Tell me where Wheeler lives?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did live at No. 30, Queen's-row Walworth, in November, and for two or three months—I have been there and seen him—he sometimes employs a good many men, ac
<lb/>cording as his business is—not on those premises—there was no workshop there, but there is one being erected—he has been pretty well to do—better at one time than he is now—I knew him in July last—I believe be came out of Whitecross-street prison under the Insolvent Act—I never heard of his pulling down any houses in Bluegate-fields belonging to a Mr. Webster—I did not know him in 1834; oh yes, I did—I never heard of his pulling down any houses in Bluegate-fields—I never heard that he had six, and pulled them down—I do not know of his taking premises in Golden-lane of a Mr. Finch—I was not present at the sale of the materials of those houses—all this is new to me—I do not know of his taking a house in Camden-row, Islington, and stripping it—I was not very intimate with him—if he has any thing to do he employs me—he never employed me to strip the lead off houses—I do not know of his having a house of a Mr. Jacques, in Bethnal-green, and gutting it—I was in the habit of seeing him very often—I never heard of his having any thing to do with there places.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then you know nothing of these imaginations?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I am a master builder, and live at Peckham. I have known Wheeler about three years and a half—he has been a very respectable man there—he has built houses on the premises, and sold them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where is that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Peckham—I heard he was in Whitecross-street prison—I cannot tell how long he was there—I had the last witness examined, but did not pay much attention to it—I know nothing of Wheeler's building line at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what part of Peckham do you live?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Peckham-fields—he rented premises there for three years, near the Infant School—he built one house there, and sold it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he build it of old materials?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot tell—I did not take much notice, but some old materials came there—it was built and sold, and he went away respected.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-136" type="given" value="JOHN CORNELIUS"/>JOHN CORNELIUS PARK</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, and dealer in building materi
<lb/>als of every description, and reside at Walworth. I have known Wheeler for the last eight years—I never heard any thing against him—he bore the character of an honourable man—I think if he had borne a bad character should have heard it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been connected with him in business, per
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have so—not in taking houses—I deal in building materials—I have not dealt with him in that way; oh yes, I have, true, I did—I bought a house at the top of St. Martin's-lane, the materials at least—I pulled that down, and I bought another of him—he has been in prison since July—I cannot tell how long he was in prison—I should say about three months—he came out under the Act.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUROR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Scales, a builder?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have had one transaction with him, and only one—I bought a house of him—I pulled it down, and took the materials away—there was only a part left when I purchased it—I pulled down all there was, and with the sanction of the freecholders—they were residing some distance from London—Messrs. Pugh in the Borough, were the agents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DUNTON</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter and builder, in Golden-lane. I have known Wheeler above three years—he is as honest a man as ever I dealt with.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Perhaps you recollect the houses being pulled down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, by Wheeler's men—I did not help—it is better than two years ago—he did not rebuild any there to my knowledge—I made sashes, frames, and doors for him, and he always paid me—the ground is vacant now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CAPER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I was ordered to go to Cambridge-heath-gate, where they were to meet me, and tell me where to go.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHEELER—
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<interp inst="t18361212-232-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 41.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-232-18361212 t18361212-232-punishment-5"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON—
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<p>(There witnesses deposed to Wheeler having taken premises of them, and pulled them down; the damage, in one instance, amounted to 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1836.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>kerchief in my pocket about half an hour before—I felt a person touch me—I turned round and saw my handkerchief in the prisoner's hand—I called to the policeman, and followed him—he ran away as soon as I called the policeman—he dropped the handkerchief—a boy picked it up and gave it me—this is it—I have not the least doubt about it—I collared the prisoner, and am sure he is the person.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see any body else near him, who could have taken it and dropped it?
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not—I gave her 1
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you left work.—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About nine o'clock, and about half-past nine I went to a public-house kept by a friend, and remained there two hours, I had part of a pint of porter and two glasses of gin and water, which was all we had between five or six of us—the watch was taken from me in that way that I did not feel it—I did not stop—she said she would return in a few minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable F</hi> 38.) I received information, and went to No. 3, Princes-court, I saw the prisoner and another female in bed, about five o'clock in the evening on Monday—I told the prisoner the must go with me—she wanted to know for what—I said I wanted her for stealing a watch on Saturday night, in Lazenby-court, Long-acre—she replied, "I was not in Lazenby-court at all on Saturday"—when she found I was determined to take her, she said, "I have had the watch, but he gave it to me for 5
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask her whether it belonged to her?
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<p>(The prisoner received a good character.)</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18361212-238-offence-1 t18361212-name-165"/>Joseph Walker</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-166" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I live at the Flower Pot, Bishopagate-street.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> little after ten o'clock, on the night of the 4th of December, the prisoner came for a bed, and paid for it—he was shown into a double-bedded room—the other bed was occupied by Joseph Walker—in the morning Walker told me something, and I went to the room—I thought the prisoner was longer than he ought to be—I saw him come out of his room with a bundle—I immediately went into the room, and missed the sheets—I went down and took him, three or four yards from the house, I brought him back, and desired him to open the bundle, but he threw it under the table—the policeman opened it, and found three of my sheets—and found on him the tumbler, and towel, and Walker's waistcoat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-167" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WALKER</persName> </hi>. I lodged in the house—I lost this waistcoat.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This was on the 31st of October?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I first saw him about three o'clock—he was with me about a quarter of an hour—that would make it about a quarter past three o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did you leave Wood-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—it was a good bit past two o'clock—it was past two o'clock before I came down from dinner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before the Justice, did you not say it was a quarter past two o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect—it was after two o'clock—I do not know how far I was from my employer's residence when I met the prisoner—it was half an hour's walk with a parcel—it was about a quarter past two o'clock when I left my master's—it would be a quarter to three o'clock when I met the prisoner if I went direct, but I stopped looking at some shops—I saw the prisoner about three o'clock, and left him at a quarter past.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-173" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GREENLEES</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Mr. Beckwith. I re
<lb/>member on this day Baker being given a parcel to take out, it was similar to this one—the invoice was on it, so that the name was visible—I sent him out, to the best of my recollection, from a quarter to half-past two o'clock in the afternoon—it contained fifty-eight yards of crimson silk damask worth 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you put it into the parcel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I saw the parcel—I did not see the silk in it—I saw the entry in the day-book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BECKWITH</persName> </hi>. I made up the parcel myself—there was fifty-eight yards of crimson damask in it—I gave it to Greenlees, and he gave it to Baker.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a chairmaker. On the 31st of October I was at the Coventry Cross beer-shop, in Quaker-street, about half-past twelve o'clock—I drank there, and was there till about five o'clock in the afternoon—I do not know Richard Brown by name—there were others there—the prisoner was there when I went in, and he did not leave before I came out—he was there the whole time, from half-past twelve, to five o'clock—there was a hat brought in by the landlady, and something was said about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Of course you went before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not—I heard the prisoner was taken up last week—he is no particular acquaintance of mine—I have known him twelve months—I know the street he lives in, it is Nelson-street—I do not know the house—he is a hatter—I was talking to him on the 31st of October—there were several persons there—we were conversing about nothing particular—I was sitting at a table with the prisoner from half-past twelve till five o'clock—I had occasion to leave the room, and go into the yard, but I was not ab
<lb/>sent above two or three minutes—it was on a Monday—I am not in the habit of going there—I have been there two or three times—I have seen the prisoner there—the landlady came in about two o'clock with the hat—the prisoner was there, sitting in the room—I do not know whether he had been drinking or was drinking—there were several pots and glasses before him—he was dressed in a close-bodied coat, I think it was black, and a black apron—I cannot tell whether he had on a white or black cravat—I do not know whether he had a hat on when the landlady came in—he put it on, and took it off, very likely—of course he did—I have never been here before in my life, nor in any court of justice—I do not know what you mean by a court of justice—I never in my life saw a trial or heard one—I was at Worship-street Office, only just to hear this—I never was a witness nor a prisoner—it was from mere curiosity that I went to the office—the prisoner went into the yard, from half-past twelve to five o'clock, two or three times—he had no great coat on—I am employed by my brother, and he pays me, whether I am there or not—he was not in the public-house—I had been to Mr. Sykes's timber-yard, to look out some timber, there might be three or four sitting at the table with me and the prisoner—I have seen some of them here to-day—I have not been talking to them as to the evidence we were to give—I have spoken to them—I cannot give the names of any of them—none of them were acquaintances of mine—I had seen them before, and spoken to them in the house—I meet them there, and so I do in many other houses—I drank half-and-half—I do not know how much—I do not know what I paid—I paid the landlady—I generally pay for my drink as I have it—I was sober I should think—I never gave any account of this to any one—I mentioned it when I ascertained the prisoner was in trouble—it was spoken of in the public-house, and I said it was a great pity—I was not in the house on the Monday following the 31st of October, nor on any Monday afterwards—I was there the Monday before—I cannot tell who I met there—I have been there since the 31st of October about three times—I knew the prisoner by the name of Creswell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he drinking with you all this time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This occurred six weeks ago?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there has never been any charge against me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It was the day the hat was brought in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—yester
<lb/>day six weeks—it was two days after my birthday, else perhaps I should not have recollected the day so well; and the Monday was the day I went to Sykes's timber-yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What day did you hear first of this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was the week before last, on Monday or Tuesday—I heard of it at Mr. Harris's house about a day or two after the man was taken—he was not absent two minutes at any one time—he had no whiskers—I never knew him with whiskers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-176" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a silk-weaver, and live in Church-street. On the 31st of October I went to the Coventry Cross beer-shop between one and two o'clock—there were several persons there—the prisoner was there—I was there till between eight and nine o'clock at night—I did not leave the room for ten minutes—the prisoner left before me; to the best of my recollection between five and six o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see him come in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I have known him by being at Harris's beer-shop eight or nine months—I do not know the witness Harris only by drinking part of a glass of ale with him—I knew his name by his being there—I had no employment to go to—I have known him by being there three or four months—he knew my name—he spoke to me by my name—I have drank with him every time I have seen him there—once a week, for the last two or three months—I heard he was in trouble about six weeks ago—I did not tell Harris about it in the public-house—it was mentioned there within the last week—I heard he was in trouble about the 1st of November—I do not mean the first of this month—the prisoner had a frock coat on, and a pair of blue trowsers—I did not notice his coat—it was a kind of bluish coat—it was Monday—the next day would be Tuesday, the 1st of November, and I heard it then, and was conversing about it—it was the landlady I heard speaking about it—she said poor Creswell had got into trouble—I never asked what it was about—she is here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you sitting in the public-house this day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By the side of the fire-place—Harris sat opposite, against the doorway—I went in by myself—there was one or two more sitting drinking with them—the prisoner was right opposite to where I was sitting, on the other side of the room, about four yards from Harris—I do not know who was at the table with the prisoner—there were two or three—I do not know their names—Harris was not at that table.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do I understand you to say that on the next day you heard of this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As near as I can recollect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is a very hard case—I took the hat home, and was paid for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-177" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET HARRIS</persName> </hi>. My husband is the landlord of the Coventry Cross beer-shop. On the 31st of October Harris and Brown were in the beer-shop—the prisoner came about twelve o'clock, as near as I can recollect, to bring my husband a new hat—that makes me recollect it—he stair till</p>
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<p>six o'clock, or near that time, because my husband was not at home, and he waited.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the last witness, Harris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have known him nine or ten months—he was in my house that day—he came in about two o'clock—I cannot say when he left exactly; I should think about four or five o'clock—he ran no score—he paid me—he was drinking ale in pint-pots or quarts; it might be both—what I served him first was a pint of ale—porter and ale was the only liquor I served him—Brown frequents the house at times—I remember seeing him on the 1st of No
<lb/>vember—I have never conversed with Brown about this business—I should not have thought of it, only the young man's friends came to me—I never told Brown that Creswell was in trouble, not on the 1st f No
<lb/>vember—the prisoner had on a round jacket that he works in.</p>
<p>(Martha Bullen, of Castle-street; Thomas Walker, silk-manufacturer, of Trawl-street; and Robert Wilkinson of Shoreditch, gave the prisoner a good character.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-180" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID JAMESON</persName> </hi>. I live in York-street, and am a clothes-salesman. On the 2nd of December I saw this coat about eleven o'clock, and was asked the price of it—about a quarter after twelve o'clock it was taken from the shop by some one—I was told something, in consequence of which I ran after the prisoner—he ran one way, I turned back and met him in a dif
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not say, "If this is yours, I will give it you; let me go back to the person that gave it me?"—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable B</hi> 156.) I took the prisoner—he said nothing till he was going into the office—he then said to a boy, "It is all up with me—the coat was
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> That man has threatened that he would transport me many a time—that same morning he saw me, and said, "Young fellow, I suppose you are going out, I will have you before the day it out,
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I did not meet him that morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I went down Gardener-lane, a young man said, "Where are you going, will you sell this for me?"—I said, "What do you want?"—he said 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I had but 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I gave him—I put it on, and was going close by this prosecutor's—do you think I should have gone with it close to his house if I had stolen it?</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-182" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID JAMESON</persName> </hi>. A person told me he had turned to the left, and I went that way and did not see him—I turned back, and went to the right, and met him coming up a turning, and he had got it on, buttoning it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you got the person who saw me steal the coat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he was a total stranger to me—I found it on you within five minutes after I missed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-187" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL STRETCH</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at Mr. Martin's livery stables, of Bur
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<lb/>ing—on the Thursday I saw him, and questioned him about it—he de
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<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant D</hi> 16.) The prisoner was given to me—I found on him this duplicate of the bridle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-192" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RADBURN</persName> </hi>. I live in Broad-street, Ratcliffe-highway. The prisoner came for a lodging on the 9th of December—he said he had rode from Bristol all day and all the night before—I said, "We do not take in strangers"—he said he had got a reference to the place where he was to go to work—I said he might come there, but he must be in by ten o'clock at night—he agreed to pay 15
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant,</hi> 256.) I was called, and took the pri
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-196" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Isaac Moore, of Earl-street Marylebone—I take in mangling. On the 6th of December, the prisoner came to have a petticoat mangled—on her taking it away. I missed linen sheet—on Thursday afternoon I saw her in a house in York-court—I called her out, and asked her if she knew me—she said "Yes"—I asked her about her out, and asked her if she knew nothing about it—I got her to my room, and there I begged her to confess—she pulled a bag of du
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-197" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GREYGOOSE</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Crawford-street. I produce the sheet and petticoat which were pledged by the prisoner—she</p>
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<p>said it was the property of her mother—the sheet being made of several pieces, I thought it was likely to belong to a poor person, and took it in—she has pledged at our shop before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did it through distress.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1836.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Third Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I bought the coat of a man in livery, with ano
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<interp inst="t18361212-244-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 37.—
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-205" type="given" value="WILLIAM MUNNINGS"/>WILLIAM MUNNINGS THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Coast Guard Office in the Custom House, and live in Warwick-square. On Monday the 5th of this month, I went to Drury-lane theatre, at half-price—I waisted there for half-price to commence—there were a number of people waiting as well as me—I had a silk handkerchief on my neck, which I took off—I dropped it with my gloves—the prisoner picked them up and offered them</p>
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<p>back to me—he made a half bow and said, "Shall I hold them for you?" while I was tying my neckcloth and putting my collar to rights—I do not know that I answered him, but I made a kind of bow of assent, and went on adjusting my black handkerchief and collar—I then turned round to receive my handkerchief and gloves, but the prisoner was gone—I went after him, and found him in about half an hour, under the piazza of Covent-garden—he said he had been looking for me, and he said, "You will think it odd, "or "think me odd, but I caught a glimpse of a friend, and at the impulse of the moment I rushed after him, quite forgetting that I had your things, but could not find him"—I said I was very glad we had met, and asked him for my handkerchief—he looked at himself and said, "I have just been to change my coat, and having given up the idea of seeing you again this evening, I have left the gloves and handkerchief in the coat, "but he said if I was walking his way we would go and fetch them—he then took hold of my arm, and asked me to go into a public-house opposite, first, to see if his friend was there—we went in, but there was no one there that looked likely to be his friend—I observed to him that there seemed to be nobody there who knew him, and was proposing to go—he then asked me whether I would not have any thing to drink—I said I really did not want anything—I appeared rather vexed, and proposed going—when we got out of the house he said I might any morning find him at a large shop in St. Paul's churchyard—he again took hold of my arm, and said we would go to his rooms—we walked up to a house in Brownlow-street, and when we came to a kind of public entrance to several rooms, the door was open—he stopped me and said, "I will run up and fetch your handkerchief and gloves, I won't trouble you to come up"—this staircase seemed to have a thoroughfare at the foot of it, out behind into a yard, or some other street—I fancied he wanted to escape with my property, and I told him it would not be the least trouble, and I had rather accompany him up and fetch them—there was a woman on the staircase with a light, which she gave to the prisoner—he went up to his room, opened the door, and walked in, I following him—the room struck me as rather an odd one, not at all according with the person's ap
<lb/>pearance, it was very shabby—and on my turning round the prisoner had slipped back and shut the door, and was taking the key out of the lock and putting it into his pocket—I was very much alarmed, and thought I had fallen into a snare of some kind, but I tried to look as calm and collected as possible, and I civilly asked him for my handkerchief—he said "Ah, we will talk of that presently, let us have something to drink," at the same time holding out his hand to me to supply it, and I wishing to keep on terms with him, and being in fear, gave him a shilling: when be immediately said, "Come, I know you have a sovereign about you"—I assured him I had not one—he again said he was quite sure I had; it was all nonsense, and on my saying I really had not any thing more about me, he stepped forward, or rather rushed forward, and seized my cloak from off the chair which was standing by me—it was half on the chair—I had it on my arm when I came in—he said, "I must keep this till you bring me one"—it was lying on the front of the chair—whether part of it was on my arm, or sleeve, or not, I cannot say—it had slipped off, and I think the sleeve might be on my arm—I had never thrown it from me, but in feeling for the shilling it had slipped off—I was touching it—my knee was against it—I then remonstrated with him, and he retorted, "I did not ask you to come up"—I said it might have been as well if we had brought a third person—he asked what I meant—I muttered something</p>
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<p>about the police, when he said, "Ah, a pretty figure you would appear in the papers before all your friends as a d----d s—d"—I did not reply to that, and he said, throwing the cloak on the bed, "Well, we will say nothing more of that; if you will bring me the sovereign you shall have the cloak, but you must let me have something more to keep till you bring me the sovereign; "and upon my again assuring him that I really had nothing more about me, and in feeling my waistcoat-pockets at the same time, my under-coat flew open, or I opened it myself, and he spied two shirt-studs which I had, and also a ring which I had on my finger—he immediately demanded them—but I stood out for those, and said, "No
<lb/>thing shall induce me to part with these"—he said, "Well, well, I do not wish to be hard upon you; you will bring me the sovereign I am sure, won't you?"—I said, "I will, but I am sure I will not bring it to this place"—he then asked me whether I would bring it to the Piazza, where we had met in the evening—I said I would—he asked me whether I would come on Thursday, and I, thinking it was then Tuesday evening instead of Monday, (and wishing to gain time if I took any advice,) said I should be out on Thursday, but would come on Friday—he then came round in a more familiar manner (he had been walking about)—he stirred the fire and patted or touched me on the shoulder, saying, "I am sure I can depend on your coming, my good fellow"—he then said we would go and get something to drink, and he unlocked the door, but did not put on his hat—he accompanied me down stairs, and again reminded me of the appointment on Friday evening, and we parted—next morning I went to a friend, who was an attorney, on my way to the Custom House, but he had not come to his office—I went to the Custom House, and got away a little earlier than usual, and went to a friend, a barrister in Gray's Inn, for ad
<lb/>vice, and I went immediately to Marlborough-street police-office—the Magis
<lb/>trates had separated, and I went to the house of the senior Magistrate, Mr. Dyer, who told me to come to the office next morning, and he there granted me a warrant against the prisoner, and introduced me to Schofield the officer, who went with me down to the neighbourhood of the theatres—Schofield directed me to walk before him—after walking some time, I fancied I saw the prisoner at some distance before me in a M'Intosh cloak—Schofield gave me directions how to act, and in another street, close by there, I purposely brushed up against him, and came in contact with him—on our recognising each other, he said, "Yes, here I am, and in your cloak, too"—I made signs to Schofield, and he came up and took the prisoner—he then denied ever having seen me before, and said the cloak was his own—I can positively swear to the cloak he had on being mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you tell the Magistrate I seized the cloak which you threw across the chair?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I told him you snatched the cloak off the chair—I had brought it from the theatre with me on my back—I had it on when we went to the public-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-206" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN SCHOFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am an officer belonging to Marlborough-street office. The prosecutor came to me on Wednesday last, about three or four o'clock in the afternoon—I went with him about eight o'clock towards Drury-lane theatre, and just at the end of Marquis-court, Drury-lane, he pointed out the prisoner to me, in company with three others—I walked up to them, where they were all stopping, in Vinegar-yard—the prisoner, on the prose
<lb/>cutor coming up to him, walked off at a very quick rate—he went through Cross-court, Russell-court, into Drury-lane, turning round the corner of White Hart-street, where I passed the prosecutor and the prisoner in con
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<p>together—I heard them speaking together—I immediately turned round, after passing them, took hold of the prisoner, and said he was say prisoner, as I had a warrant against him for felony—I asked him if he knew the gentleman he was talking to, pointing to the prosecutor—he said, "No, I never saw him before in my life"—I asked him if he recollected taking a pocket-handkerchief and a pair of gloves at the theatre on Monday night last from a gentleman—he said, "No, nothing of the kind"—I asked if he recollected going to his lodging on Monday night with a gentleman—he said no, he did not recollect any one at all—I asked him if he recollected any thing about a cloak that he had had of a gentleman—he answered no, he had not—I then took him into the Marlborough Head public-house, Marl
<lb/>borough-street, opposite the office—I called the prosecutor in, who imme
<lb/>diately identified this cloak, which was on the prisoner—the prisoner most positively denied it being his, and said it was his own—he likewise said to the prosecutor, "You never saw me with your eyes before in your life, and I never saw you"—I repeatedly asked the prisoner for his name and address, which he refused to give me—on the following day he gave the name of John Davis before the Magistrate, and requested me to go to his uncle to make inquiry about him—his examination was not taken down in writing at that time—it was merely an investigation taking place—it was on Thurs
<lb/>day—his examination was not taken till Saturday—he wrote his uncle's address on the back of the warrant, "Mr. Price, edge-tool maker, Curtain-road, Shoreditch"—I went there, and saw Mr. Price, and found they were not related—this is the cloak I took off the prisoner, and here is a pair of gloves which were in the pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi> I can swear to this cloak from one or two marks—I mentioned before I saw it that there was a little burant hole in the cuff, and I pulled the cuff down, and found it there—the buttons are the same, and there is a shooting flap which I know it by—I can swear to the cloak most positively—it is the same I have spoken of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not meet me on Monday week in Wych-street, about eight o'clock near Madame Vestris' Theatre, as I was look
<lb/>ing into as print-shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not ask you if you had read "Fanny Hill"—I did not ask you where you were going, and you did not say you were going into the Strand—I did not ask you to have any thing to drink—I came through Wych-street, if that is street Madame Vestris' theatre is in, on my way to Drury-lane—I cannot say at what time, but when I got to the theatre half-price had not commenced—I will swear I did not stop to look into a print-shop—I might turn my head it there was a shop with a light in it, but I did not stop at any shop, not for one moment—I walked on the same side as the print-shop, I think—I crossed over to go to the theatre—I know there is a print-shop there—I do not know Dugdale's shop—I never heard that name before—I did not walk with you from that shop to the end of Drury-lane—I did not ask you where you lived.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> After we passed the side of Drury-lane, theatre which leads to Lincoln's-Inn-fields, he asked me where I lived—I told him with Mr. and Mrs. Nelson—he said, "Suppose I go with you to your lodging, we will have something to drink there"—I said I had no ob
<lb/>jection, very likely Mrs. Nelson would be there, and we could have a com
<lb/>fortable glass together—we then walked on till we came to Brownlow
<lb/>-street—I went up stairs, and when he came up I asked him to sit down, and told him Mrs. Nelson was out, and would not be long before she was</p>
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<p>in—I stirred up the fire—he sat down, took off his M'Intosh cloak, and threw it on chair—he then said, "What shall we have to drink?"—I said, "A little gin, if you like, "and he gave me a shilling out of his waistcoat pocket to fetch the gin—I fetched sixpennyworth, and gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he waited in the room while I went for it—we were talking about one thing or another—I told him I had to go out a great deal in the wet—he said he should be very happy to see me and my landlady, and so on, and he promised me the cloak, which was then on the chair, till Friday night—this was on the Monday night, and I was to meet him under the piazza of Covent-garden—he asked me if I was fond of reading—I told him I was—he said he would bring me two or three books, and he hoped he should be better acquainted with me, and he should like to see my land
<lb/>lady—after he had sat about an hour, he said, "Well you will see me down stairs?"—I took the light, and said, "You know the direction, No. 18, Brownlow-street"—he said, "Yes, I do, "and I bid him good night at the bottom of the stairs—I did not expect to be tried so soon, or I could have had friends here.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUILTY</hi>. of stealing from the person, but not by violence. </rs>Aged 27.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Bolland.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SHEPHERD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ADOLPHUS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">con
<lb/>ducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-211" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET WALLS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Walls, and live in Colesend-street, Pimlico. On the 31st of October I gave a £5 note to my sister, Elizabeth Whitmore, and told her to enclose it in letter to my mother, whose name is Elizabeth Whitemore—she lives at Leamington—her hus
<lb/>band's name is Joseph—I received a letter from my mother about a week after, saying she had not received it.</p>
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<persName id="t18361212-name-212" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18361212-name-212" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-212" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WHITMORE, JUN</persName> </hi>. I live with my sister. On the 31st of October I received a £5 Bank of Enlgand note from her—I took a memo
<lb/>randon of the number and date, which I have here, "No. 6820, Sept. 3."—I did not put the years down, but I believe it was 1836—I enclosed the note in a letter to my mother—in the course of the day Mr. Maher, the Member of Parliament, came to our house, and I got him to frank the letter—he wrote on it "Mrs. Whitmore, at Mrs. Hooper's Bath-street, Leamington. Warwiekshire"—he sealed it, and I took it to the bellman at the door, and gave it him—that was about half-past five o'clock—I did not receive and letter from my mother acknowledging the receipt of it—I wrote to her about it about a week after, and received an answer from her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was your attention drawn to the note after the 31st of October?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had requested and answer from my mother by return of post, and not receiving one in about a week I wrote to her—I wrote this memorandum at the time I enclosed the note—on the 31st of October.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the man to whom you delivered the letter?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The postman—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at Laurence</hi>)—that is the man—I frequently give him letters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18361212-name-213" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18361212-name-213" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-213" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE LAURENCE</persName> </hi>. I am the bellman belonging to the post-office. I was on duty on the evening of the 31st of October last—I do not recollect receiving a letter from Miss Whitmore, but I conveyed all the letters I received in a bag to the cart at the corner of Park-lane, and delivered them to John Williams, the guard—the bag was locked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18361212-name-214" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-214" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of the Post-office as guard of a mail cart. I received the letter-bag from Laurence on the evening of the 31st of October—I carried it to the General Post-office—I delivered it to the tick clerk—a man calls out the numbers, and the tick clerk ticks them off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18361212-name-215" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-215" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NELSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England. Here is a £5 Bank of England note, No. 6820, dated the 3rd of September—that was in circulation on the 31st of October—it came in on the 21st of November—there was no other note of that number and date out at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you brought the books here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—they are not allowed to come out—my information in de
<lb/>rived from the books—I cannot tell how many £5 notes there were out of the two or three preceding years—I have traced back in the books as far as 1794, and there were no £5 notes issued before that—I searched for the year 1836—I looked for the 3rd of September in each year—I did it alone—there were 10, 000 £5 notes issued of the 3rd of September, 1836—there were none of that number in 1835 or 1834—there were several before that—I never make mistakes, that I am aware of, in these cases, or in any case—I am not aware of good notes being declared forgeries, or of notes being issued from the Bank without a signature.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in the Bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ten years—the Bank do not send out notes of the same amount and number in following years—not generally—very seldom indeed—and never that I know of personally.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why do you say "very seldom, "if they never send it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I merely answered on the impulse of the moment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure there was only one note, No, 6820, dated the 3rd of September, out on the 31st of October last?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I am positive of that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-216" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WHITMORE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Whitmore, and live at Leamington—I am the mother of Mr. Walls and Miss Whitmore. On the 31st of October I was residing at the house of Mrs. Hooper, in Bath-street, Leamington—I expected to receive a letter from Mrs. Walls, con
<lb/>taining money, at the beginning of November—no such letter ever reached me—I inquired at the Post-office at Leamington, and they told me no such letter had come to hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-217" type="given" value="JOHN LLOYD"/>JOHN LLOYD DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Dear and Co., linen-drapers in Shoreditch. On the 12th November, the female prisoner came to our shop—she bought some flannel and calico, and gave me a £5 note—I gave her the change out of it—I asked her address, and she gave me "Mrs. Westbrook, 6 Powell-place, City-road"—I wrote that on the back of the note as she gave it me, in her presence—I see it on this note—this is the one she paid me—she looked at a piece of Irish linen at the time, and said she would call on Monday for it, but she did not—about a fortnight afterwards, when the note was returned to us, I went to No.6, Powell
<lb/>place, and there was no person of that name living there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time of the day did she come to your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About twelve o'clock in the day—there were not many people in the shop—I did not learn that the had ever lived at Powell-place—I saw a person named Green there—I went to Poole-terrace, but there was no Westbrook there—I inquired at No. 7, Powell-place, but they did not know her—there are eight or nine houses in Powell-place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the note returned to your house for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It as traced to us, and was returned by a gentleman from the post-office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-218" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I am a sub-sorter of letters in the twopenny post-office. The male prisoner was an inspector of letter-carriers in the twopenny post department—he inspected the carriers of the principal office, which embraces the city, also the south and east part—he was, generally speaking, inspector of twopenny post carriers—letters are frequently mis
<lb/>sorted from the inland to the twopenny post-office—that sometimes happens with letters franked by Members of Parliament—there are several Bath-streets in the twopenny post delivery—if a letter got into the twopenny post-office by mistake, it ought to be sent back to the inland office by putting it into a box which stands before us, and the stamper takes it out into the inland office—if we discovered it in sorting, it would be returned through the tunnel, but if it went further, it would be sent in a box; if we misread the direction for London, it would be sent out in the hands of the letter-carrier; and if he took it out, it would be his duty to return it the next time he came—it would come into the office again in time for the mail at night, to go to Leamington—on the evening of the 31st of October the prisoner was one of the inspectors on duty, until about a quarter to seven o'clock; from ten o'clock in the morning, and on the following day also—during that time he had constant access to the sorting office—if a letter had been brought back, having been wrongly sent, it would be delivered to him if it was after ten o'clock—the letter-carrier would bring it—some letters come in before ten o'clock—they are delivered to the senior inspectors, Mr. Burt and Mr. Till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many sorters are there altogether?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seven—the sorting office is nearly as large as this court—no one but those belonging to the department go into it—persons belonging to the department are constantly going backwards and forwards—the prisoner has been in the office nearly sixteen or seventeen years—he has been the means on four or five occasions of detecting dishonest practices—I have not seen him change notes for persons in the office—mistakes will sometimes occur in the post-office, and at times to a considerable extent—it would be a mistake to put a franked letter directed to Mrs. Whitmore, at Mrs. Hooper's, Bath-street, Leamington, Warwickshire, into the twopenny bag.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ADOLPHUS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would it be a great mistakes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I say it would be a mistake—it is a mistake which I have known occur—only last night a letter was addressed to Pardon-house, Lymington, and we sorted it for Kensington—that was not franked—there is a Bath-street in Newgate-street, never Warwick-land.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-219" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-219" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BOURNE</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of the twopenny post-office. On the first of November I was there the whole day, from seven o'clock in the morn
<lb/>ing, and continued till eight o'clock in the evening, till business concluded—I have been inspector for about six years, but for thirty years I have super
<lb/>intended letter-carriers—it is the duty of the sorter or letter-carriers, if a</p>
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<p>letter is mis-sorted to bring it to one of the inspectors—I do not remember whether this letter was brought to me that day—if it had been, and I discovered it to be directed to Leamington, Warwickshire, I should have returned it to the sorting office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you say if you had dis
<lb/>covered it, you would have taken it to the sorters or carriers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said, to the sorting office—I should have sent it or carried it—the carriers have no communication with the sorters' office—if a letter directed to Leamington, Warwickshire, were mis-sorted into the twopenny post on the 31st of October it would be the duty of whoever found it, to give it to me before ten o'clock in the morning—I do not remember that it was brought to me that morning—I will not undertake to swear positively one way or the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has not the prisoner sometimes changed notes for persons in the office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have been him change notes for different persons—he has the payment of certain money due to letter-carriers for extra duty, which comes to some considerable amount in the year—it is a place of trust—I have known clerks in the office ask him for change—I should not think it would take his attention from his duty to give it—mistakes are sometimes made in the office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you have seen him change notes for gentlemen in the office, has he made an indorsement on the notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> What ever I have observed him change notes he has—I cannot say what he has indorsed, but I have seen him indorse them—it is his duty to indorse on them the name of the person he receives it from, as well as his own—we have had particular orders so to do—I cannot say how long that has been the order—I have known it for twenty years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-220" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TYRRELL</persName> </hi>. I am one of the inspectors in the twopenny post. I was on duty there on the 31st of October, from seven o'clock in the morning till eight o'clock at night—a letter put in on the 31st, and sent to the twopenny post that evening, would not come under my observation at all—the mistake would not be communicated to me that evening, if it was dis
<lb/>covered—I have heard the prisoner direct the letter-carriers how to indorse their bank-notes, when there was any going to be paid into the Treasury through the charge-takers—there is a direction by the receiver-general about their being indorsed across the middle of the notes—it is those instruc
<lb/>tions I have heard the prisoner give—if a letter is discovered by the sorter to be mis-sorted into the twopenny post-office, it would be sent to the in
<lb/>land office—but if it came out being read London, and it got into the letter-carrier's hands, to be delivered, he would not bring it to the office till ten or eleven o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say if they read it London—is business so done in your office that any human being could possibly read this for London?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Many directions are so imperfectly written, I should not be surprised at a mistake—a letter came into my hands last night, as plainly directed to Ludlow as possible, and was sorted for London.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-221" type="given" value="NICHOLAS"/>NICHOLAS PIERCE</persName> </hi>. I am a police-inspector. On the 5th of December I went to No. 24, Ann's-place, Hackney, with Lloyd and Davis—I saw the female prisoner there—I took this £5 note with me—I asked her if she had passed a £5 note at Mr. Dear's, she said "Yes"—I first asked her if she knew the person who was with me, Davis—she said she did—I asked how she came by the £5 note—She said she could not then recollect—I said, "You must certainly recollect who you got it from"—she said, "I do not, you must give me some time to recollect myself"—I put the</p>
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<p>same question repeatedly, and in about ten minutes she said, "I had it of my son"—(I had the note in my hand, but did not give it her to look at) I said, "What son?"—she said, "At the post-office"—I said, "When did he give it you?"—she said the day before—I asked if it was the day before she passed it at Mr. Dear's—she said, "Yes"—I then left her in charge of the constable, and proceeded to the General Post-office, where I saw the male prisoner—I asked him his name—he said, "West-brook"—I asked if he had a mother, and where she resided—he said he had, and she resided at No. 24, Ann's-place, Hackney-road, (which was where I had found her)—I asked if he had seen her lately—he said yes, he saw her yesterday—I then said, "Did you see her about the 10th or 11th of last month?"—he said Yes, he was in the habit of seeing her daily—I said, "Did you about that time give her a £5 note?"he said, "No"—I said "Are you certain you never gave her a £5 note?"—he said, the second time, he had not—at this time I told him I was an officer, and would advise him to be cautious, and not answer any ques
<lb/>tions without he chose—I put no further questions to him—I heard him say, soon afterwards, (in less than two minutes,) that he had given his mother a £5 note—he was asked to account for it—he said he could not, but he had taken it from some one in the office—I do not think I showed him the note—he was made acquainted that the note had been stolen, and traced to his possession—he was told so by a gentleman in the office—the conversation was all within ten minutes—it was five or six minutes after he said he had not given his mother a £5 note, that he was told one had been stolen and traced to his possession—that was in a conversa
<lb/>tion with a gentleman in the office—he acknowledge giving it to his mother before he was told one was stolen—there was some conversation passed between Mr. Smith and the prisoner—I heard Mr. Smith say, it was his bounden duty to state how the note came into his possession—to the best of my knowledge that was between his denial and his saying he had given it to his mother, but I cannot say whether Mr. Smith had not told him it was traced to him—I searched a drawer belonging to him, which he stated to be his, and found a pocket-book in it, containing a £5 note—there was an indorsement on it—"Linwood Westbrook, T P O"—I did not show him the note in question.</p>
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<persName id="t18361212-name-222" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-222" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a Superintending President of the twopenny post-office. When the policeman came to say he had got the mother in custody the prisoner was called into my room—the officer asked him his name—he said Westbrook—he asked if he had seen his mother lately—I believe he replied, "Yesterday"—he was then asked if he had seen her about the 10th of November—he replied that he had—he said he frequently saw her—that he passed through her street (in his way to his residence, I suppose)—he was then asked if he had given her a £5 note—he said he had not—the question was put to him a second time, and he made the same answer—I think no date was given him—the officer then explained to him that he was an officer, did cautioned him about what answer he should give—I then took up the question and said, "Do not answer any thing; you are placed in a perilous situation; do not answer any questions you think will be injurious to yourself, but you must be aware whether you gave your mother a £5 note or not"—he then said he did—I said, "Westbrook, the note has been stolen out of a letter, and cannot you tell who you took it from?"—he said if his name was not at the back of it he could not—I had not shown him the note at that time—it was on my table—I do not think it had been in his hand—it was</p>
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<p>either in my hand at the time or on the table—it was not in a situation where he could see his name or any name on it—I expressed my regret at seeing him in the painful situation he was—I have been in the post-office thirty-one years—it has been the regulation ever since I have been there for persons to put their name on every note they take—that regulation applies to all notes which come into their possession, whether officially or privately—if a person not an officer were to pay him a note it would be his duty to indorse it—Linwood is a clerk in the twopenny post department.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have said you expressed your regret at seeing him in such a situation; was not that regret founded on the long time he had been in the service, and the confidence he enjoyed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From the confidence I had up to that period placed in him—he has been in the office about seventeen years—that confidence was occasioned by his conduct and good character.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Although you state there has been that regulation in the office, have you any reason to know whether the prisoner was acquainted with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know that it has been promulgated, but it was so generally known by clerks in the establishment—I should say, from the prisoner's general knowledge of post-office duties, and the necessity of re
<lb/>gularity, he must be aware of the regulation—the note was not shown to him—he did not ask to see it, and it was not put into his hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-223" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS REED</persName> </hi>. I am Clerk to the Superintending President in the two
<lb/>penny post-office—I have known the male prisoner about seventeen years—I have frequently had change of notes from him, and I have always ob
<lb/>served he has been particular to ascertain that they were properly indorsed, or he has indorsed them himself—I never knew him miss that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-224" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18361212-name-224" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA GREEN</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 6, Powell-place, City-road—I have lived there two years and six months—during that time Mrs. Westbrook never lived there—I never saw her before to my knowledge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Jury before Mr. sergeant Arabin.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the good of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18361212-247-offence-1 t18361212-name-227"/>George Bayley</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-228" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS SHERBORNE</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer at Bedfont Middlesex. Then coppers were fixed in a house of mine which was let to Mr. Bayley—I had not seen them for some time myself—they were missing on the morning of the 3rd of December—Allcott was in possession of the house at the time—there had been a distress against Bayley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who is Bayley?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My tenant—I had put a distress in for rent—I had not seen the things for some months before perhaps—the coppers were part of the fixtures of the house, they were let with the house, but I had no rent for them—Bayley was to restore them to me at the end of the lease.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-229" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ALLCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am an appraiser. I was in possession of the house on a distress for rent—I took possession on the 1st—I remember the coppers, I marked them—they were fixed—I left the house on the 1st, after making the inventory—one of the coppers was afterwards brought to me by Potier—it had my mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time did you leave the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ele
<lb/>ven or twelve o'clock in the morning—I left a man in possession—he is</p>
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<p>not here—I returned on the Saturday morning, the 3rd—there was another broker employed with me, and it was his man that left in possession—my mark is on he copper now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-230" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH POTIER</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of the parish. I received informa
<lb/>tion, on the 4th of December, of the coppers being stolen, and on the evening of the 5th I got information, and went to a field some distance from the main road, between Feltham and Ashford, more than a mile from the house, where I found them in a ditch—I found two persons watching—they showed me where they were concealed—I then laid in watch from half-past-five o'clock in the evening—I observed two men come up—one got into the ditch and began to remove the copper—he threw out a large piece—the prisoner stood by—I could hear the man trying in lift up an
<lb/>other other piece—the prisoner came up to the spot where we were concealed, and saw one of our party—he hallooed, "Halloo!"and ran away—I di
<lb/>rectly followed him—he ran some distance, and threw himself into a hedge, and there I secured him with assistance—I found two coppers cut to pieces, and some lead in the ditch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do I understand that you took the prisoner into custody near where the coppers were?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, not more than twenty yards—the persons are not here who were watching with me—the prisoner was living with a woman in the poor-house at the time, about half a mile from where he was taken—I did not see him do any thing to the copper—he came up with the other man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-235" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRANTON</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Allen Mason, and Mr. Longman, wharfingers, in Upper Thames-street. Last Monday week we had thirty-three bags of linen rags on the premises, and about a little before six o'clock that evening the private watchman missed a bag—I had seen it a few minutes before four o'clock myself—I went to a place near Queenhithe, and saw the prisoner Brooks and another person, and was induced to go to Blofield's shop, which is about three minutes' walk form our premises—I saw him there with a boy, and asked him if he had bought a bag of rags, describing what rags they were—he said, no, he had not—I told him I knew he had, and then he said he had—I asked him to let me see them—he would not—I then called the patrol in, who was outside, and we went down stairs—I picked out a bag of rags there, and told him that was my master's property—he said, "That is the bag I have bought"—I asked him what sort of a man brought them—he gave me a description which agreed with that given by our private watchman—I went and took Brooks into custody, and took him in to Blofield, who said, "That is the man who brought the bag to my shop, and the man I paid the money to"—a woman who I suppose was his wife said, "That is the man who brought the rags, but you paid the money to a taller man."—he said, "Let me alone, I know what I am about"—Brooks said "It is false, Mr. Blofield, I have not been in your shop to-day"—they were then taken into custody—Nash was taken up last Saturday—he is a Porter, and so is Brooks—I have employed Brooks occasionally for my master—I have not the least doubt of the bag or rags being my employer's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not ask Blofield whether he had bought any rags about a quarter of an hour before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not—I might have said so—I cannot say either way—he said at first he never purchased a rag of any description—he said nothing about an hour and a half—I did not get into trouble about this myself—I did not say to Blo
<lb/>field I did not care so long as I cleared myself—I said I should like to make it out, or else master might think the workmen on the premises were concerned, bags having been lost before—he objected to let me look for the rags—he did not say I should not do it by myself—I did not notice any one else in the shop but the little boy—we did not go down till he said we might—he hesitated for about three minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-236" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of Queenhithe—I was called in by the patrol—I heard nothing about searching the premises—Blofield and Brooks were there when I went in—I asked Blofield if he had bought a bag of rags—he said yes, he had—I asked him, then, if Brooks was the man who brought them into the shop—he said no, he was not the man that brought them, but Brooks was with the man, and he paid the money to a taller man—Mrs. Blofield, said "Mr. Davis let the poor man have the rags, and take them down to Mason's wharf"—I said, "I shall not"—I went down into the cellar and fetched them up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-237" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am patrol of Queenhithe. I was called in about half past seven o'clock last Monday week to Blofield's house, and Branton said he missed a bag of rags from the wharf, and he wished to see them, but that Blofield had rather denied him seeing them—Blofield said, "No, I do not deny your seeing them"—I and the foreman then went down stairs, and turned a bag or two of rags over, and he said, "This is the bag"—Brooks was afterward brought in—Davis came in after this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The moment he saw Brooks, he said, "That is the man I bought them of?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-238" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BELCHER</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, who is a tailor in Bow-lane. On Monday evening last week, about seven o'clock, I was in Blo
<lb/>field's shop, and saw Nash, and I think Brooks, but I cannot swear posi
<lb/>tively to him—they were selling the bag of rags in the shop—Blofield said "I will give you 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for this bag, the same as I give the rest of your men"—something was said about standing a pint of beer, and they then went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went in while the prisoners were there—I went to get a nut to fix the bedstead-screw—I stood waiting my turn to be served by the side of the short man—Blofield saw me—I always live at home with my father—Blofield lives in Little Trinity-lane—I did not make a memorandum of the conversation—it was last Monday week—I was first called on to give evidence on Saturday—I mentioned it at home, and it got to Davis's ears—I am not mistaken in what Blofield said—he said "Your men"—it struck me as remarkable—I knew Nash before—I did not know he was in the prosecutor's employ—I knew he was a porter about the wharf—I mentioned it directly I heard of the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Nash. Q.</hi> Did you see me bring any rags into the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I was not in the shop when they were brought in, but Blofield was pointing to the bag of rags.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks. Q.</hi> Will you swear I was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I do not swear it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-239" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRANTON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The rags are worth 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per cwt.—the the quantity found is three quarters of a hundred weight—the rags and</p>
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<p>the sack is 3qrs. 16lbs.—the bag would be sold with them as rags—it weighed 153lbs. when lost.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-240" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE BLOFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter. In the evening of last Monday week a tall man came in by himself to sell some rags—he was dressed like a coal-heaver—I do not know who he was—Brooks came in at the time my father was paying him—my father asked the man if they were his own—he said they were, he was not afraid or ashamed of them, for they were his own—I saw 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the man ask your father what he gave per lb. for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he said 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb., or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per cwt—the scales were broken, and they could not be weighed—my father guessed them—I was in the shop—my father said he would give 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the same as he gave the men—he did not say "The rest of your men"—I was there all the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Nash. Q.</hi> What time do you say I came in with the rags?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I forget what time—I think it was about five o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Nash's Defence.</hi> I worked at Mr. Mason's upwards of nine years, and never had a charge against me before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of Blofield, stated that the price given for the rags was not an unfair one, as he had to sell them again, and the prisoner's first denial related to having purchased any a quarter of an hour before, of a particular description; but he immediately said he had purchased some about an hour and a half ago; and that he had only refused the witness searching, not wishing him to go alone.</hi>)</p>
<p>(Edward Bullen, shoemaker, of Islington; James Elliott, bone-mer
<lb/>chant, of Walworth-common; and Joseph Collins, publican, Little Trinity-lane gave the prisoner Blofield a good character.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-248-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<interp inst="t18361212-248-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 44.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKS—
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-243" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY NATHAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Moses Nathan—we keep a slop-shop. The prisoner came in about twelve o'clock, and asked if Mr. Nathan was at home—I told him no, and asked his pleasure, saying I could do just the same as him—he said, "I wanted to see Mr. Nathan, "that Mr. Wilcock had recommended him to my husband to get him a ship—I said he would be at home about half-past one o'clock—he left, and called about one o'clock—Mr. Nathan was then at home—he went on board a ship with him, and came back and dined with us—we dined about two o'clock—he stopped for a letter to take to Wilcock, and my husband went with him as far as the 'Change—immediately he was gone I missed one table-spoon from the table, and one from the sideboard where the prisoner had sat—there was nobody else in the house to take it, but our little servant in the kitchen—I have never recovered them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-244" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES NATHAN</persName> </hi>. I remember the prisoner dining with us—he bought nothing of me—I went away with him, after writing a letter for him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-245" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler. I know the prisoner—he used my house for a very short time, being recommended, by two persons I knew, for me to speak to my brother, who goes out whale-fishing, to take him out, having known him two or three months—I gave him my card to go to Nathan's but he never returned—he never brought me any letter—I did not see him again till he was at Hatton-garden.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-246" type="given" value="THOMAS HOBBS"/>THOMAS HOBBS KING</persName> </hi>. I apprehended the prisoner at the Three Hats public-house, at Islington, about a fortnight after the robbery—I found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not return to Mr. Wilcock, because Mr. Nathan said it would be of no consequence whether I gave the letter to him or my brother James, as he would fit me out for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I went to my brother, who said it was more than he could afford, and I thought I would decline going altogether—there were two servants in the house, one female and a little girl.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. NATHAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have two servants, but the eldest one was upstairs in the bed-room, and never came down till after I missed the spoons—nobody but the prisoner could have taken them—the servants are still with me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi>14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1836.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sixth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>day they were gone—these are them—I swear to them—they were in a dovecote, at the side of the house, in the yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who paid for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We paid between us—I know them by breeding them, and one of them by particular marks—I lost six, and five are here—one of them escaped from the office, and came home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18361212-name-250" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>. I live at the Red Lion inn, Hampstead, and am a poulterer. On Thursday I was in the town, and the prisoner asked me to buy six pigeons—he wanted 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—I said that was more than market price; I would give him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said no—I was going away, and offered 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. more—he said I should not have them—I went home, and in half an hour he came and said I should have them—these are them—I had known the prisoner about town.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Are you sure they are the same pigeons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I took them to my brother at Paddington—I left them there on the Thurs
<lb/>day night—I saw them again on the following Monday—I think I had them in my possession about four or five hours—I know them again by different marks—they are very much alike—these are the same.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable S</hi> 98.) I apprehended the prisoner, and went to the witness's brother, and got the pigeons—I lost one, and it went home—I took and put them together; they seemed to know one another.</p>
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