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<p>Taken in Short-hand,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>On Monday, December 11, 1837, and following Days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Honourable Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London;
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>Sir John Gurney</persName>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-5" type="given" value="CLAUDIUS STEPHEN"/>Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter</persName>, Bart.;
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Fare brother, Esq.</persName>; Aldermen of the said City; the Honourable
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES EWAN"/>Charles Ewan Law</persName>, Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-9" type="given" value="CHAPMAN"/>Sir Chapman Marshall</persName>, Knt.;
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Lainson, Esq.</persName>; and
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-15" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Humphery, Esq.</persName>; Aldermen of the said City of London;
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-16" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Mirehouse, Esq.</persName>, Common Sergeant of the said City; Her 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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<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="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COWAN, 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 CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1837.</p>
<hi rend="italic">First Jury, before Mr. Recorder,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ADOLPHUS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted, the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-92" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LIVERMORE</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Thomas Cotterell, a pawn I broker, living at No. 163, Oxford-street. On Saturday, the 21st of I October, about seven o'clock in the evening, the defendant Harris came I into my master's shop—he was dressed in a similar way to what he is I now, except that he had a silver guard-chain round his neck, a brooch in his shirt, and a ring on his finger—he had quite a respectable appearance—when he came into the shop he took this watch from his guard-chain, and this ring and brooch from his pocket—he was not wearing them on his finger and shirt—he said, "Will you lend me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on these; I am going to a concert» and don't like to go without a few pounds in my pocket"—and he said, "I bought this ring of you about three years ago, and the brooch I bought in Paris"—on examining the watch, I saw something which led me to suppose that the Hall mark, which represented the Goldsmiths' mark on both cases, the inner and outer, was a forgery; and on pulling back the case, I broke it off the hinge—I said nothing to Harris about it, but said, "Does the watch belong to you?"—he said, "No; the watch belongs to Mr. Knowles, and in fact they all belong to Mr. Knowles"—I said, "You told me just now you bought the ring of me, and the brooch in Paris"—he said, "I meant to have said the ring was bought of you, and the brooch was bought in Paris"—the ring had not been sold in our shop, because all our diamond articles are booked—this is a little rose-diamond—it is worth altogether about 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 14t.—it is one of the commonest description of rose-diamonds.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might it have been a pledge, and sold?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> If so, it would be sold at the sale-rooms—we could have bought it in at the sale-rooms; but if we had done so, it would have been entered, and I should know it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say he said, "In fact they all belong to Mr. Knowles?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I asked him where Mr. Knowles lived—he said, "At No. 8, Paddington-street"—I said, And where do you live?" and asked him his name—he said his name was Harris, and he lived at No. 15, Lower-street, Lambeth (but I believe it is Lower-marsh)—I said, "Have you any objection I should send somebody with you to see that Mr. Knowles does live there, the man who sent you with these things?"—he</p>
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<p>said, "Oh, I will go and fetch him," and turned round quickly, and went out of the shop, leaving the property behind him—he walked very sharply out of the shop—I was behind the counter—I went to the door, but he was out of sight—it was dark at the time—he did not return that night,—next morning I went to No. 8, Paddington-street, and found Knowles did not live there—I have examined the watch—as it is only a metal one, we should not be able to get of a private person more than 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—it would depend very much on the quality of the work—it is a lever movement—if it was not for the quality of the works it would not fetch more than 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this description of movement would not fetch more—if it was made to order, it would come to more; but if bought in the shop, not more than 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—in the way of trade it would not be more than 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should think a watch-maker would charge 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, if an order was given for it—the brooch is worth 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it is gold, but I take it to be common gold—there is a way of gilding common gold, colouring it, to make it look like fine gold—there is a stamp on this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is not this a French mark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it is an English mark—it is an English made article—I believe it to be gold—the stone is an amethyst, but it is a common one, worth about 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—not more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you can buy a necklace and ear rings in amethyst for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and lower—all entirely stone—they are the cheapest of the precious stones—the topaz is about the same price, unless pinked over—they are dearer then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On Monday did the other defendant, Knowles, come to the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, on the 23rd, between eleven and twelve o'clock—he said "I have called for a watch, brooch, and ring, which I sent Harris to pawn for men Saturday"—I asked him what it was—he said a kind of metal or silver gut—(I did not know him at that time—I think I have seen him repeatedly before, but not to swear he is the man—I did not know Harris before at all)—I asked him his name—he said Knowles—I asked him where he lived—he said at No. 1, Woodstock-street—(I found that
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> be correct)—I asked him where he got the watch from—he said he bought it of Mr. Husted, at Machin's sale-rooms; that he owed Harris 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he told Harris to pawn them, and pay himself—Mr. Cotterell had in the meantime taken the watch to Goldsmiths'-hall to ascertain about the mark—I did not tell Knowles that, but I said Mr. Cotterell was not in the way, and if he would call again to-morrow he could see him—I did not ask him any thing about Harris, or where he lived.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What sort of a watch is it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A patent lever—it if a
<hi rend="italic">duffin</hi> watch, made to deceive the public—there has been about 300 pawned about the trade within three years—it is an old-fashioned lack lever—it has a jewel in it—a watch could be jewelled for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in that way—it is gilt upon brass.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Well, you told him Mr. Cotterell was not at home?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and said would he call the next day?—he said he would—next day a person, whom I have since ascertained to be Charles Skymsher, came to the shop, and produced a note, which I have here—on reading it, I told him he could not have the property unless he brought the man who had left it on the counter—I had not seen Harris from the time he had gone out, leaving the property on the counter, up to that Tuesday—on the following Wednesday Skymsher brought Harris to the shop about eleven or twelve o'clock in the morning—I said to Harris, 4 We have ascertained that the watch bears a forged hall-mark"—he said, "Knowles sent me with it</p>
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<p>I did not offer it for gold"—I told him he had offered it at a gold price, and I could not let him go without taking him before a Magistrate—he then said, I did not offer it for gold"—I said he had at a gold price—the policeman was there at the time—there is a very great deception about the article—I did not discover any thing myself till after I took the movement out of the case to weigh it, to see what weight in gold there was, and in doing so I ascertained it was not gold, from something I saw in the case at the time I weighed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You speak of going to No. 1, Woodstock-street—was that Great Woodstock-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it runs out of Paddington-street—it joins on—No. 1 is the corner house of Paddington-street—there is a dead wall at the corner—it is the first house you come to on the right-hand side—the first house going out of Paddington street—I made a memorandum of our conversation at the moment—I wrote it down at the back of a duplicate—I have not got it here—I have a copy of it—I only wrote part of it, enough to remind me—Mr. Cotterell has a shop in Shoe-lane, as well as the one in Oxford-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the number of the last house in Paddington-street, before you turn into Woodstock-street, is it No. 7?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it is four or five doors from No. 8—I will swear it is more than one door from Woodstock-street, and more than two, I am sure of that—when I first asked Harris his address, he gave me the name of Harris—I believe he gave me the name of Michael Harris—he said he did not know it was not gold, and that Knowles had sent him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this watch on the face of it calculated to deceive a person who had it in his hands for a few minutes only?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it very much re sembles a gold watch—our shop is not a quarter of V mile from Padding ton-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the house, No. 1, Woodstock-street, a corner house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but there is a dead wall between there and Paddington street, about the width of two houses—I dare say it is forty or fifty feet long—no part of the premises of No. 1 Woodstock-street form any frontage to Paddington-street—Woodstock-street is a much inferior street to Paddington-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any thing in giving an address as No. 8, Paddington-street, which would at all lead you to go to No. 1, Woodstock-street?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not at all—Harris said he did not know the article was not gold, and he had brought it from Knowles to pledge—he took it from a silver guard chain to which it was attached by a swivel—he had it in his waistcoat pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am engraver to the Goldsmith's Company. The marks on this watch are forged—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>)—it is intended to resemble the Hall mark—both the marks on the outer and inner cases are forged—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at the brooch</hi>)—I am not able to say whether this is a foreign material or not—I cannot find any mark denoting the Goldsmith's mark on it—there are the figures 18,. but we should not put that on a brooch alone, we should attach the crown and a letter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the Irish hall mark?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That has the harp in addition to the crown—this does not at all resemble the Goldsmith's Halt mark or the Irish mark—the pendant and lever is silver, and has the genuine Hall mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the difference between the silver and gold mark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The pendant, if gold, ought to have a crown and No. 18, and the silver a lion and a letter—this has a lion only—the letter is not visible.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">read</hi>) To Mr. Cotterell, Oxford-street, 23rd October.—Sir—Please to deliver to the bearer, Mr. Skymsher, the property presented to be pledged for me on Saturday last, (consisting of a lever watch, a brooch, and diamond ring, who is authorised by me to receive the same, having called this day myself without being able to obtain them. I am your obedient servant, "1, Woodstock-street. ""
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is your brother's shop from Cotterell's?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a great way—it is on the same side of the way—1 took the note and presented it to the shopman at Mr. Cotterell's—I saw the shopman, and returned home to my brother's—Knowles was not there on my return—on the following morning Knowles and Harris both came to my brother's, and I then told them what had passed between me and Mr. Cotterell's young man in the shop—that he had told me he could not deliver up the goods but to the person who pledged them, or who brought them there in the first instance—after telling them that, I took Harris to Mr. Cotterell's, and on our way there we had some conversation—I cannot say who began it, but I asked him if it was true that Mr. Knowles owed him any money—I said "I am afraid you have misrepresented this matter to Mr. Cotterell, from what the young man has said to me"—I believe that was the beginning of the conversation, but I do not know who began it—I really cannot recollect—he said he had not, but he said "They asked me so many questions that I was afraid"—he did not say of what, but he said that was the reason he left the shop—he asked me if I thought they would ask him any more questions he did not say why he wished to know that, but I said to him, "If they do, tell the truth exactly as you know it"—I then asked him if he had dealt with Knowles, and if Knowles owed him any money, and he said he did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not ask him if he had given his right address?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect that—my brother is a master silversmith—he keeps a house and shop in Oxford-street—I was there accidentally—I live in the country myself—Knowles appeared to me to address my brother as if he was previously acquainted with him—he came there to state to him what had occurred at Mr. Cotterell's, and
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> ask his advice what he was to do—Knowles asked me to go to Cotterell's shop and demand the things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure it was not you offered to go, upon hearing him state the circumstance to your brother?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I offered to go on hearing him state the circumstance—Knowles and my brother spoke of an action or proceeding for the recovery of the articles detained, and it was said as a pre liminary to any proceeding of that kind there should be a formal demand made of the things—and upon that I volunteered to make that demand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you said to Harris that you were afraid he had misrepresented the matter to the pawnbroker, did not he say he had not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I do not recollect whether or not I asked him if he had given the pawnbroker his proper name and address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not say, "Have you given your proper name and ad
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<p>and did not he say, "I have"?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is very probable he might, I do not recollect the circumstance—he made no objection to going the pawnbroker's—he said, I am ready to go with you," and went immediately.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say, Knowles appeared in familiar convertion with your brother—did not you find them in conversation when you came down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever mention about any thing being said about an action before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was never asked about it—it did not occur to me as necessary at that moment—I believe my brother has known Knowles tome time, as a dealer in his trade in jewellery; he deals in watches suppose—my brother deals in watches, and he has had business with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether it is the business of a jeweller and dealer in fetches to be acquainted with the proper marks of the Goldsmiths' Company?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-95" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAWKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable D</hi> 106.) On the 25th of October went to Mr. Cotterell's shop, and found Harris there with Skymsher—Harris was delivered in charge to me for offering, to pledge a watch, fearing a forged Goldsmiths' mark—on our way to the station-house he told me Mr. Knowles had sent him with it, and that he wished to go to Mr. Knowles—I said he must
<hi rend="italic">go</hi> to the station-house first—T took him to the station-house—Skymsher was with him at the time—I went to Skymsher's brother, at No. 120, Oxford-street, and there I found Knowles—Harris was not with me, he was at the station-house—I told Knowles he must consider himself in my custody, as a party concerned about this watch—he said he bad bought the watch of a person named Austin, at Debenham's sale-rooms, and that he was then there, and he had better go for him—he did not state to me whether Austin lived at Debenham's sale-rooms, or whether he bought them of him there—I told him he must go to the station-house, and on our way there he said there had been a good deal said about the watch, but he believed part of it was gold, and part was not—he did not say what had happened to the watch before—I took him to the station-house, searched him, and found several articles of jewellery on him, which have since been delivered up by order of the Magistrate—I do not think he said what he gave Austin for the watch—I do not recollect—he said nothing more that I recollect—I found on Harris a
<hi rend="italic">silver</hi> guard-chain, and silver watch, a brooch, a pin, and a silver tooth-pick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At the time he told you there had been a good deal said about the watch, did he tell you there had been 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., lent on it at the pawnbroker's, who sent it to the sale-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he said he had given Austin 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., for his bargain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever been applied to to give up the articles found on Harris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-96" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, and live at No. 35, High-street, Kensington. I have seen the metal watch which has been produced—it was pawned with me on the 23rd of June, 1836—I know what is meant by a
<hi rend="italic">duffin</hi> watch—it is an article with an appearance given to it for the purpose of deception—I advanced 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on this watch—1 thought it was a gold one—I afterwards caused it to be sold at Machin and Debenham's—it I was never redeemed—I do not know who pawned it—it fetched 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at Machin and Debenham's—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at the watch found on Harris</hi>)—this sil
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<p>watch is also a
<hi rend="italic">duffin</hi> one, but it is a bettermost sort of one—there are different descriptions—this is worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the trade.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What do you call the trade?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A man who has it to sell again—it would sell to a customer at four guineas and a half, or five guineas—it has no maker's name on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has the other one any maker's name on it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you call it a
<hi rend="italic">duffin</hi> watch be cause it has a false hall mark, giving it the appearance of gold when it is not so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and it is an inferior movement—I do not notice the hall mark on the case of this watch—I do not know whether it is silver—I only looked at the movement—I did not look at the case—I do not think this is a very good movement to this watch—it is a lever, but a common one—I am speaking now of the gilt watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Will you tell me whether this silver watch has a silver case or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it has the genuine hall mark—I call this a
<hi rend="italic">duffin</hi> watch, because it is not made by any particular maker—I cannot point out any other particular circumstance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any particular appearance about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—it is a sound watch, but it has no name at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Now here is a watch without any maker's name on it—(
<hi rend="italic">handing him another watch</hi>)—would you say that is a duffin watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is a very different thing altogether—it has no maker's name—the circumstance on which I found the one in question to be a duffin watch is its having no name on it—that is all—I was very much unnerved at finding I had lent 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it—sometimes we lose by watches, but we gain of course by others—there is a good deal of competition in the sale of unredeemed pledges, which gives them value—we generally sell them at what we call
<hi rend="italic">breaking-up</hi> price—I attended the sale of this watch myself, but did not bid for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many years may you have been in the business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seventeen years—I examined that watch in the ordinary way when I took it in pawn, but not particularly—we did not re present it as a gold watch at the sale—I have the catalogue—I bore the loss in the price.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you seen either of the defendants attending Machin and Debenham's sale-rooms?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have seen them once or twice—I have seen Knowles more frequently than Harris—this silver watch is a sound one—it will go, and keep time, but there is nothing very fine in it—it is usual, where a watchmaker desires to be known, to put his name on the watch—good watches generally bear the maker's name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do many persons sell watches which they do not make?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think so—one object in having a number is security—that the maker may have a number which he can refer to.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-97" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER HUSTED</persName> </hi>. I keep a sale-shop at No. 45, North-street, Sloane street, Chelsea. I attend Debenham's sale-rooms almost every day—I know the defendant Knowles perfectly well—he was attending there—I bought the watch there which has been produced—I think it was about the 16th of October, but I cannot say the day—I gave 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—it was put up openly, and bid for—Knowles was standing alongside of me at the time—I paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. duty—it cost me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether—Knowles and several other gentlemen wanted the watch, and I sold it to Knowles at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. profit.</p>
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<p>lived there two years last Michaelmas. I do not know the defendant Knowles at all—I know No. 1, Woodstock-street—it is a shop—it has no communication or connexion with our house—our house is three doors from the dead wall—the corner house of Paddington-street is No. 11, and beyond that is the dead wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-99" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ROWE</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee-house and hotel in New-street, Covent-garden. I have known the defendant Knowles, I may say within compass, for five years—I have done business with him during the last five years, and bought goods—I bought a watch of him which I have now in my pocket—he has borne the character of an honest man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ADOLPHUS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether he is in the habit of frequenting Machin and Debenham's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I believe as often as there are sales there—I know Harris by sight—I have seen him with several of the dealers—I should rather say I have seen him with Knowles than not—I have never observed him bidding and buying—I attend the sales there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Things sell cheap there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sometimes, and sometimes very dear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-100" type="given" value="ROGER"/>ROGER BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, and live at No. 25, Shepherd-street, Shepherd-market, May-fair. I have known Knowles between four and five years—he is a very honest, respectable tradesman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ADOLPHUS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is he a pretty good judge of a watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I do not think he is—I have not dealt much with him in watches—I have for coats and other things, and jewellery, or any thing—I know very little of Harris—I have seen him—I have not seen them in company together—I go to Machin and Debenham's sometimes—I do not know that I have seen them there—I have seen Knowles there frequently.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You do not think he is a good judge of a watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is your reason?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> First and foremost, he is very short-sighted—he has had very bad eyes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has be eyes enough to seethe Hallmark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know whether he is judge enough to know a hall mark—the hall mark on gold is the No. 18 and the crown—that signifies eighteen carats—the mark on silver is a lion, and the letter—that merely signifies that it is genuine—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at the watch</hi>)—this is a representation of a Hall mark, but it is not a good one—it is not genuine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It is a pretty good watch, is it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should value it about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I should not recommend it—I do not think it would do justice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean when new?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As it is now—if new it would sell for about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should not think you could get it under—this is gilt, and therefore it is dearer than silver—I cannot tell whether it is silver gilt without I cut it—at first sight it has the appearance of being gold—you will see the bow is silver—it is paler than the other—it does not take the gold as the other parts do—they are the same hands as would be put on a gold watch—the J. N. on it signifies the name of the person who made the case. (Several other witnesses deposed to the prisoners' good character.)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KNOWLES</hi>
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<p>(James Pascoe, Boston Cottage, Shacklewell; Edward William Dubois, Baker-street, Pentonville; William Middlebrook, clerk to a solicitor Green-terrace, Spa-fields; John Phillips, jeweller, Cobham-row, Clerken well; Richard Cumming, solicitor, 5, King-square, Goswell-road; Joseph Dodd, carver and gilder, Marchmont-street, Brunswick-square; and John Kirby, hosier, Cheapside; gave the prisoner a good character.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-105" type="given" value="LUKE"/>LUKE LENCH</persName> </hi>. I live in Lyon-street, New Kent-road, and am a ticket porter. On the 5th of December I had a truck in Fore-street, about half past five o'clock—I stopped at the inn yard, and when I came from the booking-office I missed my coat from the truck—I have seen it since—the officer has it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-106" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I live in Wilderness-lane, Dorset-street, Fleet street, and am a City toll collector. I was in Fore-street on the 5th of December, and saw the prisoner talking to another person on the pavement. I turned round, and saw the prisoner following a truck up the yard—hehad no coat when he went up, but he came out with the coat on—I asked what business he had with it—he took it off, and threw it at me—I followed, and took him, and gave him in charge—he ran as fast as he could.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. It is as false as can be.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City police-constable</hi> 12.) Last Tuesday night I heard Randall crying Stop thief"—I saw the prisoner coming down Fore street, and Randall was about four yards behind him—I crossed the road, and stopped behind a wagon—the prisoner ran behind a door, and Randall caught him—I took him to the watch-house, and have the coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner,</hi> I can take my oath I was not running—they both swear falsely.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, you were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Property produced and sworn to.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had occasion to go up the yard, and this man said I had his coat, but I am quite innocent of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-234-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1837.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Second Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-114" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GLBSON</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, and live in Bishopsgate-street On the evening of the 5th of December, about half-past eight o'clock, the prisoners came to my shop and asked to see some diamond rings—I took a tray out consisting of diamond and other rings—(my shop forms part of my dwelling-house, and is in the parish of St. Ethelburga. in the City of London)—they did not purchase any rings, but they purchased a gilt key of my young man, who was standing some distance from me at the time—on their going out of the shop I missed two rings, one of which I had shown to them, and the other was in the same tray—no one but myself and the prisoners had been near the tray from the time I showed it to them till I missed the rings—I have since seen one of them—the value of that one is about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this is it—the prisoners were both looking at the rings—I think only one took the rings in his hand—that was Allen, and I have reason to think he put them down again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What are these?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Rose diamonds—they are real diamonds—they are the same as other diamonds, only differently cut—the difference is in the cutting only, not in the stone—a thin diamond would make a good rose, but would not make a brilliant—there is a mark on this—I think it is 27, but I see it is a good deal robbed—my eyes are not good enough to see it, but I have looked with a glass, and I find there is a mark, but it is so worn that I could not swear to it, even with a glass—I swear to it by its general character—it is rather an uncommon shape—I should not now make such a ring—I never saw one like it—rose diamonds are very common, but I do not think any jeweller in London would make such a ring as this now—I made it myself for a particular person, who did not have it—I have the number of it in my book, but there is no number on this ring.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known the persons you call the prisoners before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I had not—I had never seen them before, to my knowledge—it was from eight to half-past eight o'clock in the evening—the gas was lighted—it is not very usual for me to be in the shop all the evening, but I was on that occasion—I do not think I can be mistaken in them—I had a boy and a shopman in the shop—they no doubt had the opportunity of seeing the persons—they were looking at them at the time—one of them sold a key to one of the persons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He would therefore have the opportunity, if he could, of confirming you as to the identity of the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Most assuredly—neither of them are here—I did not think it necessary.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FISH</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Walton, a jeweller, in Ludgate-street. On the 6th of December I recollect seeing the two prisoners at my master's shop—I am sure they are the men—it was about five o'clock in the evening—they asked to look at some diamond rings—they both spoke—I showed them some small ones—they said they wanted to look at some larger and more expensive ones—I put a tray of more expensive ones before them—they did not purchase any—I afterwards</p>
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<p>missed a diamond ring of the value of sixty guineas—that was missed from the tray I had placed before the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find in the place previously occupied by the diamond ring another one to which you were before a stranger?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—it was the ring which has been produced—that does not belong to Mr. Walton—the ring I missed was not at all of this pattern or size.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-116" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER WALTON</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, and live on Ludgate-street. I procured a policeman to take the prisoners into custody—they were searched in my presence, and some Bank-notes and money were found on them—my ring was not found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City police-constable No.</hi> 29.) I searched the prisoners, and found on Allen a £5 note and 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on Melloy four sovereigns and 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GLBSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The hall mark is not put on gold unless it is of a certain quality—if there is any black enamel on it, it would require the hall mark.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>*—
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<interp inst="t18371211-238-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.</p>
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<p>(There was another indictment against the prisoners, for which see Old Court, Wednesday.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">knacker</hi>—Daubney took his name down—I am sure he is the man—it was last Saturday week, the 2nd of December, about eight o'clock in the morning—I believe Ickenham is nineteen or twenty miles from here—the mare appeared as if she had had a night's rest, and been taken away early in the morning—she did not appear to have been rode any distance, but to have been walked up—it appeared as if it had come off a journey—it was not dirty, more than its legs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I sold the mare to Daubney, I own.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the mare you speak of the same mare which was claimed by Filkins?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I took it to Smithfield to sell.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I will tell you the truth. My last master, Mr. George Phillips, discharged me, because he had nothing to do—I went to seek for another master, and started after a place, to work at the railway—I had to go through Uxbridge—a man came to me in the market-house there, and said, Are you without work?" I said, Yes"—hesaid, I will give you a job; I have got an old
<hi rend="italic">knacker,</hi> which I bought of Mr. Fountain, of Ryeslip, it has hurt one of his, children, and be wishes to, kill it; if you like the job, you may"—I said, Thank you kindly; I have no bread for my wife and child, and I shall be glad to earn a shilling"—he said, Meet me at four o'clock on the other side of Hillingdon, and I will give you the job"—next morning I met him—he said, My name is John Wells, give my name, sell the mare for a sovereign, and I will give you 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that is all that passed—I thought it no harm to earn a shilling, to get my wife a bit of bread—I was always brought up to farming work—master would give me a character for being honest and upright—but I have bad no time to send to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FILKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner about the parish these two years, hay-making and jobbing for different farmers—his last place was with Mr. Phillips, who employed him because he could not get any one else.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> the cloak to the other one, and it dropped—the other did not stoop to pick it up—he caught it between his fingers—they both ran away—the prisoner ran towards the policeman, and he ran after him and stopped him—I picked up the cloak—this is it—(
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. There was a man going across the road, and the cloak was thrown at me by him, when he took it off the chaise—I did not know the man.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It is not true; the prisoner took it and threw it at another lad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I own the boy said I was the thief, but he said quite false—I was not the person who took the cloak at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have nothing to say further than I have said—it was not me took the cloak—I was in front of the man who took it, but I never had it in my hands—I am not the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-133" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARIS</persName> </hi>. I live at Greenwood, Hadley, in the parish of Enfield. The prisoner Lock was about six weeks in my service—on the 6th of December about twelve o'clock at night I was going to bed and was undressed—my dressing-room is almost over the pantry—I heard people talking, and went down stairs and listened at the pantry door for some time—I still heard talking, and tried the door, but could not open it—I said to my servant Lock, "John, open the door"—he said, What, sir?"—I said, I insist on your opening the door"—he opened it—I found he was in liquor—I said, Who were you talking to?"—he said, I was not talking to any body"—I said, Nonsense, I have been listening at the door"—he said, I was not talking to any body"—I went to the adjoining place, where there is a sink and a door which leads to the wash-house, and found a man concealed behind that door—I dragged him to the light, and found it was the prisoner Matthews, who had been in my house some time previous, brewing—he had two bundles in his hand—I said, What have you got here? put them down on the ground"—I desired him to open them—Lock was going to open them, but I would not let him—Matthews opened them, and in one was two pairs of shoes which do not belong to me—the next bundle contained some bread, which, as Í bake at home, I know to be mine—while I was looking at him I observed he had a bottle stuck in his breast—I collared him, and said, I will see what is in this bottle"—he said, You shan't,"—I said, I will"—we had a scuffle-at last we got against the sink—I pinned him, and when he found he could not help himself he smashed the bottle against the sink—it contained sherry wine—I was dragging him back to the pantry, and he struck me three or four times, but did not hurt me—I pulled him down—my maid servant was gone to the stable for the groom—my wife came in, and, being nervous, I was obliged to let him go, to go to her to get her away, and in the meantime Matthews escaped, but he was apprehended at eight o'clock next night—the wine was taken from my cellar—I know that from Lock's confession—I always kept the key of the cellar myself, and gave out per haps two or three bottles of wine at a time—I did not miss any wine—it is difficult to miss any, for there is a good deal of wine drank in my house</p>
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<p>when I am out—I might easily lose a bottle of wine without knowing it—I know the bread—the loaves are a very peculiar shape, and we bake them ourselves—this is a loaf that came out of his handkerchief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you in any business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am a merchant—I have lived at this place since July—before that I lived there with my father—I had my wife's mother and sister stopping with me at this time, and I had given out several bottles of wine—I had not a dinner party that day—my friends were staying at my house—there was a little mutton and veal in the handkerchief—Matthews had been employed there as a brewer, but previous to this—it was only one bottle of wine that Matthews had—a bottle does not hold a quart—Lock was in liquor at the time-be slept in my stable that night—he walked out of the house and shut the door—he could not get in again, and slept in the stable—he re turned next day, and was refused admission—he came to the house, and I desired him to walk out—there is a Mrs. Delarby in my establishment—she is my wife's lady's-maid.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many bottles of wine did you give out that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three quart bottles of sherry, and I think three pint bottles—the bottle I found on Matthews was a quart bottle—it is evident the cork had not been drawn, and the quantity spilt must have been as near a bottle as possible—the cork was not broken when I first saw it in his possession—I did not take it up myself after he threw it down, till the policeman took it up, which was about two o'clock the same morning used almost always to decanter the white wine—I used to decanter the port wine myself, for fear he should shake it—I gave him three quart bottles and some pints of sherry, but they were all safe in the cellaret after wards, for I looked at them—not any of the wine I gave him out that day was used at all—I had given him wine about three or four days before—when he was out of wine he asked for more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was any part of the former quantity of wine remaining in the cellaret that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One bottle—I generally gave him four or five bottles, and sometimes three—I did not look to see what remained in the bottles, but it I had thought there was a small bottle I should have remarked on it—part of the bread found on Matthews was broken, and part not broken—I bread was not all under the control of Lock—Mrs. Delarby and the cook had access to it—I gave Matthews 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a day while he worked for me—he had no business there that day—I did not know he was in the house—he was not in the habit of assisting to clean the plate, to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Lock give you an account of this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, before the Magistrate he did, and he said that night that he gave it to Matthews, but he denied it next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-134" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a patrol belonging to the Barnet Association. I was sent for to Mr. Paris—he gave Lock into my charge, who directly went out of doors—Mr. Paris wished me to keep in the house till the morning—it was between one and two o'clock in the morning—I searched for Matthews—I found in the adjoining room to which Lock had been two small loaves in the sink, with part of a bottle, and part on the ground there was a little wine in it, which I tasted, and it was sherry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> None of my servants are here—I could not open the door when I went to it—it might have stuck-that was the room where Lock was—it was about a quarter to twelve o'clock when I and my family left the drawing-room, but I did not look at my watch—it was twelve o'clock when I heard the noise—it was after I had quite undressed, and I</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 31.—
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<interp inst="t18371211-241-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 40.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1837.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where is Strand-on-the-Green?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Chiswick—I found the prisoner at Old Brentford, about a quarter of a mile from Strand-on-the-Green—Mr. Marshall, and several of the brewer's men, overheard the conversation—the prisoner was driving it in the street—it is the same as another donkey, I suppose.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CUISTHEN</persName> </hi>. I am a policeman. I took the prisoner and donkey—I asked him how he came by it—he said he had had it nearly four</p>
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<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable L</hi> 134.) I have been two years and eleven months in the police—I know the prisoner—he is a hawker of sprats and other things about Chiswick—I have seen the donkey down stairs and know it—I knew it before last September, and two years before last May—I know no mark on it—but I know it is the one Í have seen in possession of the prisoner—he had a donkey, and only one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known any mark on it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18371211-244-offence-1 t18371211-cd-8"/>4th of December</rs>, 20 pieces of wood, value 7
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLUNAS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. M'Intosh, the contractor for the Great Western Railroad, at Ealing. We have lost twenty pieces of wood—this is one piece that I saw at the station-house—we have lost it I—know this to be Mr. M'Intosh's—the others were at the station-house—to the best of my knowledge, they were Mr. M'Intosh's—the prisoner was employed by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Mr. M'Jntosh here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not that I know of—his Christian name is Hugh—he lives at No. 39, Bloorasbury-square—here is a place on this piece of wood where we lay our chairs for the wagons to go on—there is no other railroad at Ealing—the next is the Birmingham.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you in the habit of marking your timber?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We did not mark this by the letters M. I., as we do on valuable articles—but there is a cut in it, and our sticks were so marked—we call these sleepers, and here is the mark where we put the chair.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRAZIER</persName> </hi>. I work on the rail-road. I had some pickaxes there—I lost several—this is one—this is the mark that I paid a blacksmith to put on with a coal-chisel—I know it by this mark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is your name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> John Frazier—I have had it spelt it two ways—I spell it Frazier.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOOL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable T</hi> 152.) I was at Ealing. I was set to watch, and saw the prisoner and his brother coming through West Fields, with a quantity of paling on their arms—I went in pursuit of them, and the prisoner threw down the palings—I stopped his brother, and he having but a small quantity of wood, the sergeant said it was not worth while to stop him—but we watched the prisoner to the house he went into—we went in, and found this wood under the bed up stairs—he rented the house—I charged him with it—he said he knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not his brother live in his house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He boarded there, but did not live there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PASCOE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant T</hi> 19.) I went with Poole, and found this pickaxe in the back room, concealed—no one slept in that room—it is down stairs—it is a sort of wash-house—this wood was found under the bed in the back room, I believe, the mother's bed—we went after his brother, and caught him—he is in prison.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The prisoner is married?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I believe so—he states so—I have seen a woman there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did his brother work on the railway likewise?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes he was convicted summarily by the Magistrate—we let the brother go, to find out where the prisoner went.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITBREAD</persName> </hi>. I reside at No. 11, Exmouth-street, Commercial. road, and am a nautical and mathematical instrument maker. On the 20th of September Flesch called on me—I had seen him before—he introduced himself by saying he had lived opposite me five months—he said he had received a letter from Mr. Brandis, of King-street, Liverpool, and he understood by the letter that Mr. Brandis wanted mathematical, optical, and nautical instruments—I let him have three telescopes—I did not make any agreement with regard to the payment at that moment—he did not pay for them—he kept them six days, and returned them again, and said that he had received a letter from Mr. Brandis, saying that he was highly satisfied with them, but wished to have my name put upon them—he then wished me to let him have something more—I then let him have a handled quadrant and compound microscope—he said I should be sure of the money in a week's time—in three days after he called again, and pulled out a two-penny-post letter, and said he had received that from Mr. Brandis—that he was highly satisfied with the articles he had received, (the telescope had been sent back, and the quadrant, and microscope, with my name on them,) and that Mr. Brandis would call on the following Thurs day or Friday, and pay me for those goods, and give me a large order—he never called—I saw Flesch again on Tuesday morning, the 10th of October—he said that he had been in company with Captain Jackson at "a free-and easy," in Rosemary-lane, on Monday evening, and that none but foreign captains used the house—he wished me to let him have a sextant, which he had previously seen, to show to Captain Jackson—he said he lived some where near Newgate—I objected to it, saying, I had not received any money for the first, and the instrument was a delicate instrument, I was afraid of letting it out, but he might have the quadrant to show the gentleman as a specimen of the workmanship—he then took the quadrant, and promised to return it in two hours, which he did, and asked me if I should have any objection to bring the sextant and quadrant to his house in the afternoon, as he lived opposite—I agreed to do it—he came over about four o'clock, seemingly in a great hurry, and said, "Make me out an in voice"—he said Jackson supposed he was gone to the back room of the house to get the invoice—I was taken off my guard—he said, "Just receipt it," and I put "Settled" to it—he asked me to bring over the sextant and quadrant in a quarter of an hour, which I did—(they are here now)—I found the three prisoners smoking, and drinking rum and water—I placed the two instruments on the table—they all looked at them, and Jackson said it was a very fine instrument, and Henochoberg said it was a very fine instrument—Flesch said that he wanted 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them—Jackson objected, and said he would give 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as he was going to let Flesch have a gold watch and a lot of other things—Jackson then said he had no objection to give the price, but Flesch must go with him to</p>
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<p>the hotel, in Leicester-square, where he was lodging, and have the opinion of a friend of his who was staying there with him; and if his friend approved of the instruments, he should have no objection to give the price—I asked him what he was—he said, "On the sea." or "On the water"—I proposed going with Mr. Flesch to Leicester-square—Jackson objected to it, and wished me to come the next day with Mr. flesch to dine, with him at fire o'clock in the afternoon, and to bring some cards, as he had some friends there who wanted instruments, and no doubt he would sell two sextants—I then asked Flesch to step over to my house—I said I felt un easy about these instruments—he felt hurt that I should suspect his honesty—I said I should be sorry to hurt his feelings, but I spoke as an honest man, but I had had no money for those I sent to Mr. Brandis, which was my reason for objecting to leave the goods, and he said I should have the goods or the money by half-past ten o'clock the same night—this was at a quarter past four o'clock—I then placed myself at the bed-room window, andsaw the three prisoners go out together—Flesch had the sextant and quadrant in his hand—Jackson was with him, and Henochoberg behind them—1 followed them as far as Sidney-street, in the Commercial-road—there is a pawn broker's at the corner—I suspected they had gone in, and I saw no more of them—I returned home—the next morning their landlady called me over and spoke to me—I then went with Mr. Langley, with the intention of going to Leicester-square, calling at the different pawnbrokers in my way—I found that the quadrant had been pawned at Mr. Fleming's, in Newgate street, about an hour after they had left the house that night, and the sextant was offered further on—on the following Monday evening I met Flesch and Henochoberg in the London-road—I collared Flesch,. and Henochoberg ran towards the Elephant and Castle, but the policeman Cook, L 71 pursued and took him—I said to Flesch, "I have been a long time after you; I have got you at last"—he said he was very sorry; I should find that he was an honest man, and he would pay me every farthing—I then took him to the station-house—the next morning we took Jackson into custody—we found him at No. 7, Poplar-row, New Kent-road, and the next morning they were taken before the Magistrate—I asked Jackson if he knew me—he said he did not—I said, "Good morning, Sir"—he looked very hard at me—I said, "Do you know me?"—he said he did not—he then said, What have I to do with you?"—I said, "I am very sorry I have so much to do with you"—I said, "Do you know any thing of my sextant and quadrant?"—he said he had nothing to do with it; that Flesch owed Him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he gave him this quadrant to pawn to pay himself—he did not tell us where, that I recollect——I think we told him that we had found the quadrant—Henochoberg had come over two days before to look at these intruments, which I did not state in my depositions—he said Flesch sent him to look at the pillar sextant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINB</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you examined at the Police-office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was—there were four hearings—I gave evidence against these prisoners on a former Session in the Old Court—I did not say that Henochoberg came on any of the four occasions, to my knowledge, nor on the trial in the other Court—I gave Flesch an invoice of the quad rant and sextant—I never had it—it was made out in the name of Flesch—Flesch treated the quadrant and sextant, when over the way with Henochoberg and Jackson, in my presence, as his own property—he said that he, Flesch, wanted the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Jackson said it was a very fine instrument, as if it were Flesch's own property.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had Flesch lived opposite to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About the time he named, five months—when I followed the parties out of the house Henochoberg had nothing in his hand—I spoke of Flesch's landlady.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN SMALLSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Fleming, a pawn broker, in Newgate-street. On the 10th of October a quadrant was pledged in ray shop by Jackson, in the name of John Coleman, No. 11, Leicester place, Leicester-square, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening—I have seen Flesch before—he has been in our shop several times as a purchaser and pledger—I never saw him and Jackson together—I never sat Jackson before—Mr. Whitbread came to make inquiries the next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-157" type="given" value="MENDLEWITZ"/>MENDLEWITZ MYERS</persName> </hi>. I have known Jackson twenty years—I never dealt with him—I know Flesch—I have seen him once—one morning about the 10th or 11th of October, he called at my house, with Henochoberg—he had an instrument made of brass, in a mahogany case—he asked me whether I would purchase it, and he said he had some more like it—I asked where they were, and he said in pledge—he looked over his pocket-book and gave me the tickets—I took some from a pawnbroker's, and then I went to Mr. Fleming, and he would not let me have it—I then returned home, and told Mr. Flesch—he was alone—Henochoberg was not with him—I told Flesch the pawnbroker had stopped the ticket, and told me the gentleman had lost the ticket; Flesch looked over his pocket-book, and said "How can I have lost the ticket?—this is my invoice that I bought, and these are my articles"—I saw "Settled" on it, and I thought that they mart belong to Mr. Flesch—I told him I had got a friend who was in that line—I do not deal in these things myself, as I deal in jewellery and clothes—I said I had got a friend who was in that line; I would go to him and see if I could sell them, and I showed them to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You are a man in business yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and in the habit of making out invoices—I would never make out an in voice and say "settled" to it, unless I had received the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-158" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, and live in High-street, Shad well. I know Mr. Myers—I bought the sextant, a quadrant, and three, small telescopes of him—these are them—I gave 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jackson's Defence.</hi> Mr. Flesch begged me to call on him to tea—he gave me his card—I came to him—he showed me some quadrants, and said, "I have got a handsome piece over the way, that you can make a price of in Paris"—so he went over—he came back in a few minutes and said, "A person will bring it over"—a person brought it over—he said, "It is a fine piece—I made it for a Captain"—"Flesch asked me eighteen guineas for it—the man went into the back room, and Flesch said to me, "Have you got money by you?"—I said, "Not much"—he said, "I want a couple of sovereigns"—I said I could not lend him so much—I lent him 30
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—he said "Go with me, I will pay you"—I went with him to Newgate-street—he said, "There is a pawnbroker, go there and pawn it"—I went—the pawnbroker would not give me more than 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I took it—Flesch said he would give me the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I left him, and never saw him again; but a few days after that the prosecutor came and said "I shall take you in charge"—I did not buy the goods of him—he sold them to another person, if he did not pay him I did not know it, I saw the invoice—the manufacturer gave him his character himself—I am very innocent—I never said I lived in Leicester-square—I go there often—I did not tell the pawnbroker I lived in Leicester-street, Leicester-square.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Henochoberg's Defence.</hi> Mr. Flesch Is a countryman of mine—I did not know any thing of the business—I went to Mr. Myers with Mr. Flesch—the officer took me—I do not know any thing about the business at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PIKE</persName> </hi>. I am a pastry-cook. I bought these jelly-moulds of the prisoner for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner has been a servant of mine, add is in ray debt—he brought these and said he bad authority to sell them on com mission for Mr. Bennett—I said, "I don't want to buy them"—I went to Mr. Bennett to know if he had commissioned him—he said he had not—they are worth 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. In respect to the moulds, they are to be bought for half-a crown apiece—the whole of the charge was compromised and settled, that I should pay so much a week, and some money has been stopped.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I deny that, on my oath; if any more is stated I shall be obliged to go through the whole.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. He agreed to give me two months work, and I built a little Gothic work in front of the house—I told him I should take the bricks to build it with.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He said he should build it, but. he. did not say he should take the bricks—I let the house to a man, and he agreed with the prisoner to do the ceiling, instead of which the prisoner got and put the man's goods out, put in two chairs and a table, and would not let the man in again—I went to him as he was doing up the other houses, and said if he would
<hi rend="italic">give</hi> up the key I would give him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. The house belonged to my grandmother, and when she died it was left to the prosecutor's wife, and there has been a dispute about it—he is my uncle—they were my own bricks—they threw me out of work,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the time I lost—then he got a warrant against me for stealing these bricks, and he did not take me till I got to the court.
<hi rend="italic">Witness,</hi> He was engaged in building a wall, and then we discharged him, and got his brother to do it—he came and said, "I am much obliged to you for doing this, I will treat you with a pot of ale"—he got the summons for building this wall, and said he had a right to be paid for doing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. They were my own bricks, and I took them before his face.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes he did—I was watching there at the time—I do not know that he saw me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JENNINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer. I went into the Bell, in the Uxbridge road, on the 4th of December—I was drunk—J had a hat and handkerchief—I went to sleep, and the hat and handkerchief were gone, and an old hat left in its place—this is my hat—the handkerchief was in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CARTER</persName> </hi>. I am potboy at this house. I saw the prisoner tike up this hat, and saw the handkerchief in it—the prosecutor was then asleep—he was not very drunk—the prisoner put the hat behind him, and took the handkerchief out—he looked at it, and put it back again behind him—the prosecutor awoke, and found out that his new hat was gone, and the old one left in its place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable T</hi> 72.) I went to the public-house and found this hat and handkerchief with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. We were all tipsy together—our hats fell off, and I took this hat in room of my own.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I asked him where his hat was—lit said in the stable, if I called the ostler he would produce it—I called the ostler, and then I looked round and saw this hat and handkerchief by the prosecutor's head—the next morning, as he was going to the station house, he said it was a bad job that he took it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WESLEY</persName> </hi>. I was in company with my wife and child, at a quarter-past eight o'clock, on the night of the 9th of December, selling shoes—I put them on the table at a public-house, and told my girl to mind them—I afterwards returned and missed a pair—these are them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I am quite innocent of these things as a child—did you see me take them?—
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> "No," you said to me, "Whose boots be them?" "Mine," says I, and I took notice of you at the time, my child was then crying and said, "The man has run out with the boots.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-175" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WESLEY</persName> </hi>. I was watching these boots for my father in the public-house that night—the prisoner took them and ran out with them he made a pretence to throw them under the table, but he ran out with them—he took them while my mother was trying on a pair of boots for a customer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. She swore that I wore a kind of velvet jacket on that night</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. They are mine—I paid 9
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, he was up stairs on the first landing, but knowing that he ran down the yard with the coats, I ran into this house, and he was on the landing with them under his arm.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—he said, "Make haste, my cart is waiting at the top of the street"—I gave my sister half a-crown to get change—he followed and took it from her—I did not see the man—I heard the voice—the parcel contained half a sheet of old news paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-208" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DEANE</persName> </hi>. I am sister of Mary Elizabeth Deane. The prisoner brought the parcel and asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she gave me the half-crown—I gave it the child to get change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-209" type="given" value="FRANCES CHARLOTTE"/>FRANCES CHARLOTTE DEANE</persName> </hi>. I remember a person coming that day—he said, "A parcel from Bristol, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—my sister gave me half-a-crown to get change at the public-house, and when I got outside the door they could not give me change—he took the half-crown, and said he would bring me back sixpence, and he went away—I am sure the prisoner is the person—I went to a lodging-house, with the policeman and found him out—I said, "That is the man"—the prisoner said to the people he was lodging with, "Let me down," and he went down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-210" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GERRARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable H</hi> 57.) I staid at the bottom while the two girls went up stairs—I wished them to go up and ask for the name of the prisoner—when they went up the light was put out—I heard somebody
<hi rend="italic">sing</hi> out, "Let me down"—I rushed in and found no one up stairs—I rushed down and found the prisoner making his escape
<hi rend="italic">over</hi> the back premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I have nothing to say to it—it is the first time I was ever before any one—I shall leave it to the Jury—I did not ask her for the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 28.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutrix.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1837.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Third Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-214" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am warehouse-keeper of the Eastern quay of the London Dock. I have seen this spelter before at the police-office—there was spelter similar to this under my care, marked precisely the same—I examined the piles of spelter, and have every reason to sup pose three plates are gone—some were gone marked similar to this—the top of the pile was clean, and the other piles were dirty, so that some had been recently gone—it was lying on the quay—anybody could get at it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I picked it up—I thought it was no harm, as I saw it lying on the ground.</p>
<p>(The prisoner received a good character.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-217" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a furrier, and live in Great Portland-street. On Saturday the 9th of December, a few minutes after nine o'clock in the evening, I was in the parlour at the back of my shop—I saw the prisoner open the shop-door, come partly in, and take up a muff from the shop window, and go off with it—I ran out after him—he went up Ridinghouse lane—I called "Stop thief," after him, and he was stopped—I took him back to the shop—I picked the muff up in Ridinghouse-lane, and brought it back with me—I said I was astonished that a young man of his appearance should be guilty of such an act, and he had better get a broom and sweep the crossing than be guilty of dishonesty—he said he did not do it, that another person gave him the muff, but I had seen him take it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. A young man who was with me opened the shop-door and took the muff, he threw it into my hands, and ran away—I declare I did not take it myself.
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<hi rend="italic">police-constable E</hi> 150.) I took the prisoner into custody, and took him to the Mary-le-bone station-house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> That is my muff—the person who stopped the prisoner is not here—I saw the prisoner drop it, or throw it at the person who stopped him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The other person was quite a stranger to me—I merely got into conversation with him as I was going home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. He gave me part of his cloak as far as Russell-street—he was going down there—I told him it was not my way home—I said I was close at home, would he come home with me—he said he had not money sufficient to satisfy me—I said it was a wet morning, and a trifle would be acceptable to me—he said, "I will tell you what I will give you; the cloak will cover you, I will give you 2
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It is not true.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. He said if I did not go down to the square with him, I must re turn the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I refused to do so, saying I was ready to go to a house with him—he then said he would give me in charge—there were two policemen passing—he said, "I shall give you in charge to these men, for robbing me of half a crown"—he then put his hand into his pocket, and said I have got 6
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It is not true, I gave her nothing—I took the sovereign out of her hand—I did not then know she had the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I told the policeman 1 had lost 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., till I found the sixpence in my pocket—she kept walking the way I went—I was going home—I had been out to a quadrille party, where I had been to play an instrument.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I asked how it happened—he said he was foolish enough to throw his cloak round her, and in going along she took the sovereign and silver out of his waistcoat pocket, and that he had taken the sovereign out of her hand—I took the 2
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-227" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the prosecutor, Mr. Henry Bennett,</p>
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<p>who lives in Spital-square. The prisoner was his porter—I remember Friday, the 20th of October last—my young masters, Mr. Bennett's sons, dined at home that day at five o'clock—the prisoner and I took tea together that day, as soon as I could get the gentlemen's dinner up, but he did not stay to finish his tea before he went out—I had spoken about going out that day, and about one o'clock he asked me at what time I should go—he asked me that at one o'clock, and at five o'clock also—I told him at one o'clock that I was going as soon as I had cleared away the dinner things—I gave him that answer on both occasions—he had wished me, during the whole of the week, to go out with a friend of his—after dinner was over, the two Mr. Bennetts went out—that was a little before six o'clock—the prisoner and myself were then the only persons left on the premises—we had not finished tea at that time—he went out without finishing his tea—before he went out he said I was to be sure to be ready to go out at the time he should come back, and that would be seven o'clock—he went out as soon as the gentlemen went out, that was before six o'clock—he went almost directly they did—I cannot say to a minute—he returned about twenty-five minutes after seven o'clock—I was then ready to go out, all but my bonnet—he asked me if I would go to my late employers, where I had lived eight years, to ask for a situation for him—they live at King's cross—I knew he was about to leave—King's-cross is a long distance from Spital-square—I told him I could not go, it was too late to go so far—it was a quarter to eight o'clock when I did go out, and I came in at nine o'clock—I shut the door after me when I went out, and tried it after me—I had told him that I should be back at nine o'clock, and he asked me to get something for supper—when I returned at nine o'clock I found the door still closed—the prisoner let me in, and I saw him in the scullery, soon after my re turn, cleaning some harness-irons—I went into the scullery Boon after him—while I was in the scullery, and he was cleaning the harness, some man passed the window, and said, I say, halloo, when you have done with that, hang it up"—I asked the prisoner who that was, and he laughed at me—that window looks out into the street, by the side of the street-door—the window was not open—the bar was down, but the shutters were shut—I could not see out, but I could hear the voice—I could hear distinctly what was said—there was a light in the scullery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the shutters in such a state as to enable any body outside to see what was going on inside?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they could not see what was going on—they could see a light, and they might, if the shutters were not quite closed, see any one pass, but not distinctly see who it was—a person outside could not see a person in the scullery—it was the voice of a man that I heard—it is a very quiet place—I can easily hear what passes—I had noticed that the warehouse doors were both shut before I went out—they were as they usually are when my masters have locked them, and they were in that state, as far as I observed, when I returned, but I did not take particular notice—Mr. Bennett's sons returned about ten o'clock—I let them in, and they went up stairs to bed—I and the prisoner remained below in the kitchen till about twelve o'clock—the prisoner fastened the street door that night—I never had any thing to do with it—I used to light him to do it—I did not light him on this occasion—I was in the kitchen, and heard him fasten it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How came you not to light him on this night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He went up before I was quite ready—he went up in the dark—I followed him immediately after, and heard him fasten the front door, and put the bar down—we then both of us went up stairs to bed—I went into his room to turn</p>
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<p>the bed down, and afterwards saw him close his room door—I got up about seven o'clock next morning—when I went out of my own bed-room, I called, "Richard"—he answered me, and said he should not get up yet—he answered me at once when I called him—I proceeded down stairs, and when I got down within four stairs, I saw the warehouse door open—that was the lower warehouse door, at the top of the kitchen stairs—I went up stairs, called the young gentlemen, and told them the warehouse door was open; and after that I called "Richard"—I called him three times—I was two or three stairs up from the gentlemen's bed-room door when I called him—he made no answer, and so I went quite up—I was eight or nine stairs from his room—I called him three times, and he did not answer me, and then I went up—I called out loud—finding I could not get an answer I opened his bed-room door, and told him to get up directly—he was in bed as usual—he came down in about one or two minutes after—he was then quite dressed, all but his boots—I do not think he had his boots on—I told him the warehouse door was open—he did not say any thing to that, but passed by me, and went down directly—he then called out for me to call Mr. Francis Bennett—I judged by his voice that he was then in the warehouse—the gentlemen then went down; and after they went down and found out what had happened, the prisoner said to me it was a strange thing how they got in, and be said, "They roust have got in at the ware house window"—I said, "How can that be?"—he said, "Why, I don't know I am sure; I opened the shutters myself, what are open."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On the previous night had you observed a white bag any where?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there was a white bag in the little room adjoining the kitchen—there were two bags, one black and one white—the prisoner used those bags—he generally carries the linen up to Compton-terrace every Thurs day night—I had given him the black bag to carry it in on Thursday night—the white bag remained, and I saw it on the Thursday evening—I do not recollect seeing it afterwards, and I think it is lost—I cannot find it—I have not missed any thing else out of that room—the prisoner was in the habit of taking the goods out in those bags.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were not you in the habit of using them also?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I never used them in my life.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever observed a file in the prisoner's pos session?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen him use a file—I saw him use it about three or four weeks ago, and have seen him use it several times—it is a small file.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you first called the prisoner up, did not he tell you he did not intend to get up for half an hour?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he said, "I shall not get up yet"—those were his very words—I am not aware that I ever said his answer was, "I shall not get up till the half hour"—I did not follow him up stairs, the night before, quite immediately—I was in the kitchen a minute or two—I never said I followed him up immediately, that I am aware of—I will not swear I have not said so—I have been in Mr. Bennett's service nine months on the 10th of next month—I found the prisoner in his service when I went there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have the prisoner and you been good friends?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, we have not—we have had a great many quarrels about his being out so late at night, but he has been down on his knees, and begged me not to tell Mr. Bennett of it—he asked me for my company once, but I found he was engaged to a great many—he wished to pay his addresses to me—I did not refuse him at once—I told him I should see how he went on—I have told him that a great many times—it was not long after that I found out he was</p>
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<p>engaged to a great many—he said he was not—I told him I should not have his company, and he asked me again—I never thought any thing of him particularly—I heard he was engaged to one or two—he told me him self there were a great many came after him, but he did not think any thing of them—he said Mr. Bennett's nurse-maid came running after him to the house—I have seen her come after him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How soon after you told him you would see how he went on, did you find out his engagements to a great many others?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew it be fore, when he asked me for my company—I knew he was engaged, and told him so—by seeing how he went on, I meant providing he gave them up—after that Elizabeth Lester came to see him, and several others—I never cared any thing about him—Lester is Mr. Bennett's nurse-maid—she used to come, and she said she would come running after him un known to master—I did not tell my master of her coming—I did not wish to make mischief, and I gave him up—I would have allowed him to keep company with me if he had given up the others, if he went on in the way I should wish.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it true that you never cared any thing about him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not like his way of going on—he was out sometimes all night, and sometimes till three or four o'clock in the morning—I have had quarrels with him about other women—he was unwell once while I was in the house, and had twelve leeches on—I put them on myself, and attended on him for two nights.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you do that with your master's knowledge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I sat up with him two nights.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Now attend—did he not tell you in the beginning, if you did not go out that night that he himself should go out again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—when he came home, at twenty-five minutes after seven o'clock, he said, Now are you going; if not, tell me, and I will go out again?"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long did you live in your former place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not live there a great while, on account of the family being unfortunate, and failing—the situation before that I lived eight years at—I am still in Mr. Bennett's service, at his private house, No. 26, Compton-terrace—that is where Elizabeth Lester lived, who came after the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-228" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BENNETT, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the prosecutor's sons. His Christian name is Henry—he has a house at No. 10, Spital-square—it is in the liberty of Norton Falgate—he carries on the business of a silk and velvet manufacturer, and resides himself at Islington—I and my brother live in the house of business in Spital-square—our premises are at the cor ner of the square, and are entered by one door—there are two warehouses on the ground floor, a front and a back one—as you enter the street door, the door leading into the front warehouse is on the left hand—it may be about two yards from the hall door, not more—if you proceed to the end of the passage and turn to the left by another passage you come to the door which opens to the back warehouse—there is a door inside opening between the two warehouses—after business is over we lock the front warehouse door inside—there is a spring to that door which rings a bell if opened inward—we leave the key in the lock after locking it inside—I locked up the premises on the night in question—I did as I have stated that night about half-past five o'clock—I locked the front warehouse door inside, and left the key in the lock—I then proceeded into the back ware house—there are two iron safes there—one safe is inside the other—I locked them both—there is a drawer inside the inner safe—that was locked,</p>
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<p>and the key of it was in my father's possession—I saw that the window shutters and bolts about the premises were all secured—I then locked the back warehouse door on the outside—that door leads into the passage to the left which communicates with the hall—there is only one entrance to the street—I locked up the key of the back warehouse door in one of the drawers in our bed-room—my brother and I sleep in the same room—there are two keys to the safes—I deposited them in the back of a till belonging to my desk, in the upper warehouse on the first floor—the upper warehouse is over the back warehouse—there is a communication from one to the other by a small staircase—there was money kept in the desk where I put the keys—the drawer is about a foot and a half long—I should think it would be necessary in order to get at the keys to pull the drawer out nearly to its extreme length—we dined that day at five o'clock—I locked the ware houses after I had dined—I had been round the greatest portion of the house that afternoon about a quarter of an hour before I went to dinner (about a quarter before five o'clock)—that was after business had closed—I cannot say exactly whether it was after the front door had been shut—I went over the greater part of the premises—it was to look for something that was missing—the foreman and a lad accompanied me—it was quite light at the time—we have work people who come to our premises with work and to fetch it—they come to the back part of the premises, on the first floor, over the back warehouse—I searched all the front part of the premises and the greater portion of the back—I searched the part the workmen are in the habit of coming to—the dwelling-house is not entirely separated from the part used for business—they are on different floors—there is a door as you go upstairs which you have to pass through before you leave the business premises to get to the dwelling-house part—it has a spring which causes it to shut of itself—there is also a spring to it which rings an alarm-bell—I searched all the parts of the premises below that door on this evening, and I did not find any person in the place then—my brother and I went out directly I locked up the warehouse—it might be about twenty minutes to six o'clock—we let ourselves out—I found the outer door closed when we went out, and I closed it after me, I am quite positive—my brother and I were generally in the habit of going out after dinner, and usually returned about ten o'clock—we returned rather before ten o'clock that night—Susannah Baker let us in—I noticed that the front warehouse door was closed when I came in—my brother and I proceeded to bed directly—we did not lock our bed-room door—I was not disturbed at ail in the night—I was alarmed about seven o'clock by Baker, and on proceeding down stairs I found the front warehouse door open, and the spring inside communicating with the bell, turned up—the key was in the lock—it did not appear to have been at all forced, but as if it had been opened from the inside—I had noticed that door closed at ten o'clock the night before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SUSANNAH BAKER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Which warehouse doer was it you found open at seven o'clock in the morning?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The warehouse door at the top of the kitchen stairs—that is the back warehouse.</p>
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<persName id="t18371211-name-229" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18371211-name-229" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18371211-name-229" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18371211-name-229" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BENNETT</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">continued. Q.</hi> Did you try the front warehouse door when you returned at ten o'clock?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not—it might have been unlocked, but it was closed at that time—the prisoner was down before me in the morning—after I had ascertained what had been done to the door I examined the iron safes, and found the doors of both the outer and inner safes open—there was not the least appearance of force having been applied to them—I found a knife stuck in the drawer of which</p>
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<p>my father had the key—I did not find a key in that lock—I saw a small key lying on the counter, but it was not in the lock—on applying that key to the lock of the drawer I found it would enter but not turn—the drawer had not been opened—that small key appeared to me to have been recently filed, so as to enable it to go into the key hole—I have the key here, and the drawer too—this does appear to me to have been recently filed—it goes into the key-hole, but will not turn—I found some skeleton keys, crow bars, and dark lanterns spread about—I then looked at the door of the back warehouse, which was wide open—there did not appear to have been any force used to that door—I then proceeded to my desk in the upper warehouse, and found the top of the desk forced off and prised up, by which means the drawer could be got at, but the desk had not been opened—that would enable the parties to get the keys of the safes from the drawer—there is a flap to the desk itself—that was not interfered with—there was about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or less in the fore part of that drawer—the greatest portion of that was gone—there was a half-sovereign, a fourpenny-piece, and some copper left—I found the keys of the safes in the same part of the drawer as I had left them—I brought the key of the lower back warehouse down with me—I had it in the drawer of my bed-room, where I had put it the evening before—I found that drawer locked as I had left it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Could any person, after ten o'clock that night, become possessed of the key of the back warehouse without coming into your bed-room, and by some means opening that drawer and taking the key out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I found that key in my bed-room and the drawer locked—there was another desk opposite mine, in the warehouse, there is one flap to that desk—there are four desks in the lower back warehouse—there was no other desk interfered with, except the one which had the money and the keys of the safe—eighteen pieces of velvet were gone—they were worth about 280
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they were kept on the floor close to the front warehouse door—they were in boxes—some in a row, and others piled on them—they were velvets of an expensive kind—there were other boxes containing inferior velvets—they were in separate boxes—there were velvets laying about the counter and warehouse, out of cases altogether—none of the inferior kind, either in cases or open were taken away—there was only one piece kept in each box—there were about two dozen boxes or rather more taken—the eighteen boxes which had contained the velvet which was taken away, were left empty—I should think there was about one hundred boxes of velvet altogether in the warehouse—those we lost were some of the best—our back premises are shut in by high walls—I did not find the least appearance of anybody having entered at the back—I examined the windows and fastening in the front of the house, and there was not the least appearance of violence having been used any where—the prisoner had been in my father's service about three years—he was the porter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would he in his employment have the means of knowing where the money was kept and the keys, and the general system of placing the goods in boxes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He would—there is what is called a Number-book kept in the warehouse—by referring to the numbers there a person can see in what boxes the best velvets are kept—the prisoner would have an opportunity of looking into that book if he chose—my father had given him notice to quit his service—his time for leaving would have expired on the Wednesday after this Friday—we had a dog kept on our premises—it is between an Italian greyhound and a terrier—he runs about the premises—he is a very small clog, but very sharp indeed—if the bell rings</p>
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<p>or any noise is made he will come up stairs and bark directly—we have never heard any thing of the property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The thieves did not encumber themselves with twelve boxes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they did not—they are paste board boxes—they would be rather an encumberance—it is impossible to say how many workpeople come backwards and forwards to our house in the course of a day, perhaps we may have as many as thirty, and sometimes perhaps fifty—we have a foreman and a lad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say the prisoner had notice to quit the service, do you know whether Susannah Baker had made any complaint of him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She complained to me once or twice—he would not let her out on Sunday—I have never found strangers up stairs when I have gone up—I have seen them at the top of the stairs by the warehouse door—they were strangers to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would a bag be a convenient thing to carry the goods away in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-230" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of last witness. I dined with him on this day, and returned with him about ten o'clock at night—next morning I was alarmed by the witness Baker—I came down first, and observed the prisoner standing at the street door—the front door was unfastened—it had been fastened by a bolt at the top, another at the bottom, a chain in the middle, and a bar which goes into the ground in the middle—it is a great cross-bar—there was also a lock to the door—the lock must have been undone, because the door was ajar, but I did not go to the door—the removing of those fastenings would make a considerable noise—I can always hear them removed in my bed-room of a morning—I have always heard them—I did not hear them on that Saturday morning—I had seen some inferior velvets on the counter of the back warehouse on the Friday evening before I had dined—I saw them on the following morning—they were in the same state then, except that two pieces of paper, which were put on the top to keep the dust off, were on the ground—that would enable a person to see the quality of them—I do not know who opened the warehouse shutters that morning—I did not see my brother open them—I did not hear any noise from the dog that night—it always used to bark very loud when any strange noise occurred, or any stranger appeared—when the policeman came we found various crow-bars and other things—the policeman is ill—I have seen one of the keys that was found—that key goes into the lock of the drawer exactly—it has been filed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is not this small key a kind of skeleton key?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have never seen such a key before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-231" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18371211-name-231" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18371211-name-231" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH BAKER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">reexamined. Q.</hi> Do you remember, when you came down on the morning of the robbery, whether the prisoner said any thing to you about the state in which he found the hall door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he pointed to the bar of the door, and said, "This was up"—that was not when I first came down in the morning—it was while the policeman and the gentlemen were in the warehouse—the prisoner said to one of the young gentlemen, "This door is open, Sir, and the bar is up"—he was standing by at the time—he was speaking of the street door—the bar lets down into the floor—when it is up it hooks into the middle of the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18371211-name-232" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS FARGUES</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 123, Church-street, Shoreditch. On Friday night, the 20th of October, about twenty minutes or half-past seven o'clock, I was in Spital-square—I know Mr. Bennett's premises—I saw three men about that time that evening near his house—they were standing</p>
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