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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MUSGROVE, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—An obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates 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, September</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">KELEY</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CROSS</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<lb/>fully obtaining, by false pretences, from
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Two other
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<hi rend="italic">Transported for seven years.</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was the bundle large enough to. contain the missing pro
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he carried it with ease under his arm, and held it very tight,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 14). I heard a cry or "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running about twenty yards from the house—I stopped him, and asked him what he had been doing—he said he was accused of being in a house, but had not—I searched him, and found this latch-key on bin (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I met a man, who asked me to go with him; he took me into a house, and directly we got in a knock came; I opened the street-door, and ran out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-20" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LOWE</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Edward Moyce, a butcher, of 35, Pad
<lb/>dington-street, Marylebone. I was at Newgate-market on Saturday morning 16th Aug.—I purchased, among other things, two dead lambs, on my master's account—I employed Alison to take them to the cart—I made inquiries of him, and supposed that everything had been put into the cart—when I reached home I missed the two lambs—I gave no authority to the prisoner to take them away—they were worth 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GARRETT</persName> </hi>. I sell harness in Newgate-market, of a morning. About half-past nine o'clock in the morning of 16th Aug. I saw the prisoner there—I saw two lambs hanging on a rail near my harness—when I was taking my harness away I asked the prisoner to take the two lambs into the market, and take care of them, as I was going—I had nothing to do with the lambs, and did not know who they belonged to—I did not inquire—I told the</p>
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<p>prisoner to take care of them till the owner came—I did not see where he I took them to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the lambt there when you came with your harness?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I first saw them about half an hour.</p>
<p>ore I was coming away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-22" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am scale-man to Mr. Henry King, of Newgate-market. On 16th Aug. the prisoner came and asked me to let him hang two lambs up there, as the carter had gone away without them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Mr. King is a salesman, is he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> yes; the prisoner is well known to him—I let him leave them there—he came for them again about an hour and a half after—I did not see any one with him—he said the manwas come for them, and he would take them—I said, there they were, and he took them away—I have known him about the market for three or four years—he was a regular porter in the morning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 249). I took the prisoner into custody on 20th Aug., in Newgate-street—I told him he was given into custody for stealing two lambs, and he must go with me to the station—he said, "I own I took the lambs off the rail, and I gave them up to a strange man that I never saw before."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOOPER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"
<hi rend="italic">By this Philip Fischell agreed to let his house</hi>, 5,
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">on condition that Benjamin Evans should pay the sum of</hi> 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for a lease of twenty years</hi>")—I saw the prisoner again on 11th July, and, in consequence of something I had heard, I told him I had heard that the house did not belong to him, that there was a landlord living—he said, "No,"the property was his own, the landlord was deceased, being a very old gentleman; he had lately died, and the property had become his—through the ill-usage of the son to the father, he had left it to him—he had a solicitor with him—I told him I had not the money to spare—I said if I paid him 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I should have no money left, the house would be no use to me—he said, as to money it was no object, he was a merchant in the City, and a ship-owner, and he wanted to get rid of the house as he expected every hour to be called to Liverpool—he said the house was his own freehold
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he had had as a deposit—he said money was no object to him, he wanted to go to Liverpool to his ships, and if I wanted money he would lend me 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. directly I paid the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on a future day I could have a hundred or two on a per centage, but after had paid him the money I could scarcely get a receipt—instead of handind me 20
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as Per bill delivered. Philip Fischell"—I went into the house on 16th July—I was let in in the evening, and early in the morning of the 17th, I had a communication from the neighbours—they recommended me to go to Mr. Clark's in Weilclose-square, and I did so—on the 14th the prisoner gave me possession—he came and looked at the house; he found it was in a bad state, and promised to put it in thorough tenantable repair—I do not remember that he said anything else, but on the 17th, after I had seen Mr. Clark, he said, "Your agreement for the house it no use, you must hate a further agreement to do you good, for I mean to do you good"—I said, "Why?"—he said, "I tell you it is not, you must have a lease which I will mot you for ninety years, but I must have more money"—I laid, "Then I am a rained man, you have got all my money"—he said, "For a lease I must have 80
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it is a very dear house"—he said, "It will pay you well; I can find you a brewer who will take it off your hands"—I did not pay that other money—I still hold the house, but I can do no business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you say you first went about the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 9th July in this year—I went first to Mr. Mitchell, a broker, I was told the landlord could be found there—I parted with the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on llth of July—there was some gentleman present in a public-house who witnessed the agreement—after this there was a paper drawn up, and read over, and signed and witnessed—the defendant had it given up to him at the Court, before the Magistrate—the Magistrate dismissed this charge, on account of my solicitor, not being present—I was examined, and told the same tale I have to-day to the best of my knowledge—all my papers were produced, and the case was dismissed—my attorney was not there on the second case—the defendant gave me in charge for attempting to defraud him—that was before I gave him in charge—I got this bill before the Grand jury—I took the defendant the first time I could find or hear of him—I took him on a Saturday—I did not desire my attorney to oppose his being admitted to bail on Saturday, in order that he might be locked up the whole of Sunday—my attorney was not here—I might instruct some one to oppose his being admitted to bail—I do not positively remember it—I might have forgotten it—I paid no fee for that purpose—I have paid no fee at all; I have lost all my money—I do not know whether the fee was paid—the defendant did not inform roe that he had a lease of twenty—on e years from Mr. Lyall, of Brighton—Samuel Wilson, a shoemaker, was tenant of mine in that house for three weeks, and I received rent from him—I applied to him about the shop—he did not tell me that Mr. Fischell was the leaseholder—he told me the land
<lb/>lord could grant me a lease—he sent me to Mr. Mitchell's—after I had paid the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and when I found things were as they were, I asked Mr. Wilson Aether Mr. Fischell was the ground-landlord—on 17th or 18th July, he told me that Mr. Fischell had the lease for twenty—on e years—after I had paid the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. an agreement was signed, but it was not on stamped paper—a copy of it was given to me—the person who was asked by Mr. Fischell to witness the agreement read it over—he did not say in my hearing that it appeared Mr. Fischell was granting me an under-lease—I heard nothing whatever about an under-lease—after he had given the first agreement he said there must be ano
<lb/>ther agreement, and he tore the first up, and another was given—the defendant is a merchant, a ship-owner, and a money-lender; he speaks broken English—Mr. Lyall's</p>
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<p>name was not mentioned to me as the superior landlord till 21st July—I paid the deposit of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 9th July—I then went back to if Wilson, and told him I had paid the deposit, and told him that I had to meet Mr. Fischell on the morning following—he did not tell me that Mr. Lyall had a son in Thorold-square—I went to Thorold-square on the 11th, but not by his direction—I had heard from other persons that the house had originilally belonged to Mr. Lyall—I went to Thorold-square, but I did not see any one, and after that I paid the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have not given up possession of the house—there are fixtures in it—there are parts of grates in it—Wilson paid me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for two rooms, which he said he had paid before—before I lived in that house I was residing at 27, Glasshouse-street, Vauxhall—I was merely stop
<lb/>ping there, I had come to see the Exhibition, and see some of my friends—I had been stopping there nearly a fortnight—I had before that been partly at Portsmouth and partly at Southampton—my relations live at Portsmouth—I came last from Southampton; I had a shop there, and had been dealing is glass and china—I kept a public-house in Southampton for five yean—left Southampton because things were so bad I could scarcely get a living—I carried on business at Portsmouth in the iron-foundry, my own profession—I have never been in any other trade, to my knowledge—during part of the time I was a publican I dealt in coals—I dealt in nothing else, to my know
<lb/>ledge—before that I had lived in London, and worked as journeyman for many years in the iron-foundry business—Mr. Fischell had a solicitor present—he did not suggest that I should have one—they wished to enforce the agreement on me—it was read over to me—I did not say I would have nothing to do with lawyers—Mr. Fischell said, "I see you don't like lawyers"—Mr. Candy was present during the time I paid the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; he was called as a witness—Mr. Mitchell was called as a witness 0on 9th July—he was in and out of his shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were you a journeyman in London?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sixteen years and a half—the house I kept in Southampton was a licensed house, and I kept the license the whole time I was there—I gave it up last March twelve months—since then I have been dealing in china—I am fifty—on e years old—I told the prisoner I had got 57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in all—this came from the business I was in, and was the result of my savings—I knew nothing of Wilson—he was in the house taking charge of it—I found him there—the paper that was signed and given to me, I believe Mr. Fischell has—he tore one up, but the paper given to me he had.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-40" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer. I was present on 11th July, in Church-lane, Chelsea, and beard Mr. Fischell say the house was his own freehold property. Mr. Evans and Mr. Fischell were speaking about the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had never seen Mr. Evans before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I thought they were both in one party, to let the house—I was standing oppo
<lb/>site the door, waiting there, to take some things away for a painter—I had my cart and horse at the stable—I had been waiting about an hour—I was standing opposite, and heard Mr. Fischeli say this—Mr. Fischell has never made any complaint against me—I had one against him—I was not fined a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.-note—I mean to swear that—I was never knocked down at any court whatever, nor fined a shilling—I and my father have been forty years in that street—I have been twenty years paying rent and taxes—I was not charged, with others, by Mr. Fischell, before the Magistrate—he made it up withsome one, not with me—they paid something; I did not—I was not charged, with others, before the Magistrate, for breaking and entering this house, and assaulting Mr. Fischell—I appeared in a police-court when I had Mr. Fis
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<p>there—that was for tearing his clothes, he said—the Magistrate did not bear the charge—the lawyer and this gentleman made it up, with two other parties—I am not hound to tell who they were—there were seven of us charged—I never went in before the Magistrate—the lawyer gave him so much money, and it was never heard of—I was never before a Magistrate for anything—they call me
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Shepherd—if you go on the water you will hear my name—I never represented myself to any one to be a sheriff's-officer—I never represented myself to Mr. Fischell as having a warrant to apprehend him—I am an officer for passing persons on to the workhouse of St. Luke, Cheisea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi>, Were you brought before the Magistrate for falsely representing your
<lb/>self to be a sheriff's-officer or a police-officer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I told the Magistrate I was an officer—I did not say I was an officer, I said I came from the office in Queen-square, to know if Mr. Fischell lived there—I said that to the lady who keeps the house—the Magistrate did have me up; I told him I was an officer, and he said no more—the Magistrate said I ought to be careful what I said—he did not threaten to fine me if I was brought again on the same charge; nothing of the kind.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had not known the prosecutor before that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never saw him before—the time I went from Queen-square office was about this affair—I have never been locked up in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a brewer, and live in Wellclose-square. I know the house, 5, Church-lane; it belongs to the executors of Mr. John Lyall, of whom I am one—the defendant has no leasehold of those premises—he held an agreement from me, which he obtained by false representations—he has no power, that I know of, to grant a lease—he has no freehold interest in these premises—I am executor to Mr. Lyall—the will is not yet proved—I believe the prosecutor is in possession of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You are acting as executor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but I have hardly commenced, Mr. Lyall having been dead only a few days—there is a will which includes this property—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>) is in the hand
<lb/>writing of Mr. Lyall; it is addressed to me, but was never delivered to me—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">another</hi>) is my writing—this is the agreement entered into by me on behalf of Mr. Lyall—Mr. Fischell has paid me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of five quarters' rent—I am not aware whether any portion has been paid by his payment of taxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at this paper, and tell me whether be did not pay you 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 9th Dec?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is my writing; he paid me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I allowed him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the money paid for taxes—he wat to pay all taxes but the property-tax—I know of no fixtures being put in by him—the grates are mine—there we no gas-fittings that I am aware of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that the whole money you have received since he occupied the premises?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, since April, 1850; I have written to him, and had letters returned—I never could get his address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-42" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am the attesting witness to this agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you employed by Mr. Fischell to let this house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, never; I witnessed this memorandum—I should think I have known Mr. Fischell about twelve months—I never let houses for him—I am a furniture-dealer—it is part of my occupation to let houses—I know nothing about this house—I had nothing to do with it—I never heard any
<lb/>thing against Mr. Fischell's character.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you known anything at all about him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> </p>
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<p>No, only in this transaction; I heard he was a respectable man—I have not heard what he was, or whether he carries on any business, or where he carries it on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAMUELWILSON</hi>. I am a boot and shoemaker. In July I occupied the house, No. 5, Church-lane, Chelsea—I remember Mr. Evans calling to inquire whether the house was to let—I told him, "Yes"—I showed him first about the shop, and he then wanted to know if the whole house was to let, and if I thought the landlord would let it on lease—I told him the landlord was Mr. Fischell, and if be went to Mr. Mitchell, the furnjlure-broker, he would get information—I told him one Mr. Lyall was the ground-landlord, and Mr.Fischell only held the lease—he asked me how long he had held the lease—I told him, "A little better than twelve months"—he asked me what rent I was paying—I told him, "30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year"—he asked if I knew what would be required by Mr. Fischell for a lease—I said I knew he had offered it to us for 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—he said he should go and see Mr. Fischell, and would give me a call when he came back—I saw him again the same day—he said he had seen Mr. Fischell—I said, "How did you get on?"—he said, "I don't know; I think I shall have the house; he seems a straight-forward sort of man"—he said he had deposited 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and was to meet him the next morning to pay the money for the house—I then said to him, "How do you get on with the ground-landlord? I suppose you will see him first about it?"—he said, no, He did not know that that mattered much—I said I did not understand much about taking houses myself, but if I were taking a house I should see the groud-landlord—he made light of it, and went away—in the course of the conversa
<lb/>tion on the 8th, I told him the ground-landlord lived at Brighton, and his son lived at Brompton—I saw him next on Friday, the 10th, when he came to the house with Mr. Fischell—Mr. Fischell asked me for the keys of the rooms, and they went into the bouse themselves—on the Monday they were there again, and Mr. Evans felt very angry to think that the house was not empty—he asked for the keys, and I gave him them—he wanted the key of the front-door, and Mr. Fischell said he had lost the key, and could not find it, and he offered to buy a key, or get a new lock put on, and he would pay for it—he then asked Mr. Evans if he would stand to his bargain—Mr. Evans agreed to do so, and they were going out of the house for that purpose—Mr. Evans's wife then told him to stop; she said, "Let us see if we can arrange matters a little better"—then Mr. Evans agreed to take the house, and Mr. Fischell asked me for the keys again, and I gave them to him, and be girt them up to Mr. Evans—I was a tenant of Mr. Evans for a short time—I left the house, in consequence of notice by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you turned out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No he wished me to go, and not have any piece of work—I am a master boot and shoemaker—I have no men working under me; it is an Association; we are all masters—the shop is at 151, High Holborn—the name over the door is, "The Working Boot and Shoemakers' Association"—I work there, and get wages according to what we earn, something as if I were a journeyman, but we share the profits—I occupied two apartments in Mr. Fischell's house—the Association paid him 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I paid my rent—I never saw any money paid to Mr. Fischell—I never paid anything to Mr. Fischell—there were two more rooms occupied by another man—I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week to Mr. Christmas, one of the Association—I told Mr. Evans I paid 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—that was true—I never paid a farthing—I have known Mr. Fischell about twelve months—I did not go in there till I was put in by the Association—Mr. Fischell told me I was to let the house after we gave it up—I did not give it</p>
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<p>up before I saw Mr. Evans—I went to give warning myself, but I could not find Mr. Fischell—I knew he lived in Robert-street, Chelsea—the ground-landlord means the freeholder—I do not know that anybody told me so; I will swear Mr. Fischell did not tell me—he has not spoken to me about this—I do not know how he knew what I could say—I first told this story to Mr. Fischell's lawyer—I did not tell Mr. Fischell first—Mr. Fischeli's lawyer came to me, and said he wanted me to go to the Old Bailey Court as a witness, to tell what I had heard said by Mr. Evans—I mentioned the word "ground-landlord" first—I had mentioned that term before, and heard it used before—I told Mr. Evans distinctly that Mr. Lyall was the freeholder—I told him so distinctly—I can swear I told him so once; I might tell him more than once—it was no business of mine to tell him so; I had no interest in it; but I thought he might be dping wrong if he did not see him—I thought in my own mind it would be best—I knew it by hiring the house of Mr. Fischell, knowing he had got the lease of the house—I knew it previous to that—I saw Mr. Lyall; he told me he was the freeholder—after we had been in the house about a month, he came to tell us our things were in danger if we did not get out—he said the rent had not been paid—that was the son of Mr. Lyall—I did not tell Mr. Evans that Mr. Fischell had not paid his rent—I was not glad to get out as I knew my things were in danger—we went to Mr. Christmas, who took the house, and he saw Mr. Fischell about it, and we remained in—there was not a distress put into the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Mr. Evans come to you first about this house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes: I and other persons had occupied the house—I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week to Mr. Christmas, and he paid Mr. Lyall—Mr. Lyall never came down again—my things were all properly moved out when I left the house; I took all the things I had—I worked for this Association first when it was in Tottenham-court-road, and then in Holborn—I think it was on the 8th that I first told Mr. Evans about the ground-landlord—this is the notice (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>) that I took to Mr. Fischell's—it was Mr. Christmas who hired this house for the benefit of these men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-43" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHRISTMAS</persName> </hi>. I hired this house of Mr. Fischell, in my name, at the rent of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I paid the first half-year's rent—we paid it quarterly—we should have occupied it twelve months on 9th Aug.—I gave notice to leave about a week before Midsummer, or a day or two before—there were some shelves fixed, and a bit of a bench, and some stoves—I paid 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them; that is, I made Mr. Fischell a pair of boots for 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them—I have only known him these twelve months—he behaved very honourably to me—he offered to take the house of me directly, though I was to give three months' notice—he came to me and asked whether I would buy the lease—I told him I did not know—he asked me 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I believe I bid him 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-44" type="surname" value="GANDY"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-44" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GANDY</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller. I witnessed this paper on 11th July—I was solicited to do it by Mr. Fischell, at the Colville Arms, in the King-road—I remember Mr. Evans being present—I and a friend were there, and Mr. Fischell asked me if I had any objection to witness the paper—Mr. Fischell read a portion of it over to me—there was some remark made by Mr. Evans as to whom the property belonged to—I said, "It appears to me that this is an under-lease; but if you are satisfied with the parties panting the lease, it matters not who it belongs to"—Mr. Fischell mentioned the name of Lyles, or Giles, of Brighton—I am sure I heard that name men
<lb/>tioned before I witnessed this document—I heard some observation about a solicitor, and some one said, "I don't like to have to do with lawyers."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">An agreement was here put in and read, dated '29th Jpril, 1850, between William Clark, of Wellclose-square, and Philip Fischell, of Robert's-terrace, Chelsea; William Clark, on behalf of John Lyall, of Bedford-square, Bringhton, agreeing to let, and Philip Fischell agreeing to take, the tenement situate at No, 5, Church-lane, Chelsea, at the yearly rent of</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable quarterly; and the said John Lyall agreeing that, if the said Philip Fischell shall pay the rent, he will grant him a lease of the said messuage for twenty—on e years. A second agreement was also read, by which Philip Fischell agreed to let his house No. 5, Church-lane, to Benjamin Evans, for twenty years, at the yearly rent of</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on consideration of Benjamin Evans paying the sum of</hi> 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the said lease to begin from</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th July</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MITCHELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there anything said when you were present about this house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, at my house, about the 10th or 11th July; Mr. Evans agreed to give 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the lease, and to pay 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year rent, and he paid a half-sovereign deposit—Mr. Fischell did not repre
<lb/>sent himself to Mr. Evans as the freeholder in my presence, and Mr. Evans did not inquire whether he was or was not the freeholder—some days after
<lb/>wards this lease was signed, and Mr. Evans signed it without hesitation—I saw them with the solicitor on 11th July—Mr. Evans asked Mr. Fischell whether he would put the house in repair, and he said he would—Mr. Evans did not say anything about a freeholder; it was not mentioned.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">KELLY</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury</hi>,</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18510915-1778-offence-1 t18510915-name-48"/>William Rawson</persName> on his head, with intent to maim and disable him.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAWSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Acorn-court, Rolls-buildings, Chancery-lane, and am a carpenter and builder. On 25th Aug., between 10 and 11 o'clock at night, I met a man named Wright in Acorn-court, and accused him of decoying my daughter away—I said hold of him, and threatened to take him before the police—I said I wished to know where my daughter was—we, got to words, and from that to blows; and in the contest I felt some one stab me in the head, just over the ear, with some sharp instrument—I turned round, and saw the prisoner—I then received another puncture in the eye—I cannot say whether the prisoner struck the second blow—I bled a great deal, and went to Mr. Jones, the surgeon—I spoke about two girls, but the other had nothing to do with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen Wright before that evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and gave him in charge of one of the City sergeants, but I found I could not sustain the charge—I was full of anxiety, and wished him to tell me where my daughter was, and that was the cause of the contest—I never saw Slater before, to my knowledge—I do not know that I ever spoke to him in my life—I have no knowledge of seeing him with Wright—he was</p>
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<p>not with him when I laid hold of him—I spoke of the wound in the eye before Mr. Jardine—it is on the cheek-bone—it was in a narrow passage leading into Acorn-court—there is a projecting wall there—it is not a sharp corner; it is bevilled off—I do not think it possible I could have fallen against any sharp brickwork in the struggle—I did not know Padbury before—I did not see the prisoner again till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-50" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PADBURY</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, at 7, Rolls-buildings. About balf-past 9 o'clock, on this night, I was coming up Acorn-court, and saw two men, of whom the prisoner is one—Mr. Rawson caught hold of the other, the biggest, and asked him where the two girls were—the man turned round and struck Mr. Rawson, who struck him again, and knocked him down—he got up again, and there was a great struggle—the prisoner went up the court, to Mr. Noonan, who I saw give him something bright, which looked like a pen
<lb/>knife—I then saw the prioner go down the court and strike Rawson on the back of his head, and I saw the blood pour directly—I saw nothing further—I went into Mrs. Rawson's, and told her her husband was stabbed—I did not know Noonan before—I asked who he was, and Mr. Rawson said his name was Noonan—alfter the prisoner struck Rawson, J saw him pull his hand away, and Mr. Greenslade
<hi rend="italic">pinned</hi> him against the wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you get your living?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By working in the Parcels' Delivery-yard; I have been there three months—I am not in regular employment; I
<hi rend="italic">only job</hi> there—I am sixteen years old—I have no father—my mother lives at 7, Rolls'-buildings—I worked at Mr. Gillett's, the blind-maker's, for three months—I left because there was so much scrubbing on Saturday nights—before that I was at Mr. Wyatt's, the brushmuker, in Fetter-lane—I was sent to Finchley, and was gone five hours and a half—I walked—I could not find my way—I had some brushes—my master said, when I came back, that if I could not find my way about I must leave—Mr. Rawson laid hold of Wright's collar, asked where the girls were, and said if he did not tell him he would take him to the Metropolitan police-station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-51" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-51" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 27, Fetter-lane. On 25th Aug., about half-past nine o'clock, I examined the prosecutor, and found a small punctured wound on the left side of the head, above the ear, going to the bone—an artery was divided, and there was a very large quantity of blood—there was also a small wound under the eye, and under that the appearance of a scratch, which was not bleeding—the wounds soon healed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It is a very little way to the hone in that part of the head?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; anything else besides a penknife might do it—I did not probe it—it was about one-third of an inch long.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is a wound more or less dangerous when an artery is divided?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It depends on the size of the artery; there is always danger from the hemorrhage, unless a surgeon is at hand to stop it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-52" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-52" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 804). On 25th Aug, about half-past 1 o'clock at night, I was called to Acorn-court—I went after the prisoner, and heard that he was on the top of a house—I got on the top of some houses, and saw him; but before I could get round a stack of chimneys, he got through a window—I came down, but could not find him—I afterwards took him on the top of the houses—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate read</hi>: "Rawson knocked my mate down, and I pulled him away, and that was all I did."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-53" type="surname" value="NOONAN"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-53" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL NOONAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Acorn-court. I recollect the night when Mr. Rawson was injured—I did not give Slater any penknife that night—I</p>
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<p>only had a small bit of bread and butter in my fingers; nothing else—I before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COORER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you standing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About nine yards from where the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was; I did not see it—the prisoner and his mate came in as I came out—(
<hi rend="italic">Padbury here stated that the witness was the same person he called Noonan</hi>)—I had no penknife—the prisoner had lodged with me three weeks up to the time of the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—Thomas Booth, man was with me—I am a labouring man—I came from Ireland twenty-four or twenty-five years ago—I have only worked at two places since I have been in London—I work now in Shoe-lane, at a copper-plate manufactory—before that I worked in Lisle-street, West-end.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you standing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At 2, Acorn-court; the court is very narrow; two persons can scarcely pass where the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was—I did not hear the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I heard the people running up and down while I was having my tea—I did not know exactly what it was going on—when I went out the prisoner walked towards me, and came into his lodging at my place—he did not come out again while I was standing there—I remained about five minutes, till the policeman came to search my place—the prisoner only went by me once; I am sure of that—the policeman searched my house—he was not found in it, or on the top of it—I do not know where he was found—he was not in his lodging when the policeman came—it was not the first policeman that searched my house that took him—there is no back-door to my house; there is a back-window.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you search Noonan's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; after I had chased the prisoner into it from the roof of a house—the house adjoins the passage; it is right in the corner—he was on the roof of the stable, and the house he lived in has a garret window, which looks on to the stable; I do not know whether he went back through that window.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-54" type="surname" value="ROLFE"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROLFE</persName> </hi>. I am a bookbinder, and live at 3, Acorn-court. On the night this happened, I saw Rawson and Wright fight—I saw Staler there, he had no knife in his hand; I did not see him strike anybody but a boy, Mr. Rawson's son—I was close to them when they were fighting—I stood almost in the middle of the passage, leading to Acorn-court—Slater could not have gone to Noonan and got a knife without my seeing it; he did not do so—I only know him by living next door to him for three weeks—he was peaceable for that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You are very friendly, I suppose, with Noonan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I live next door to him—I saw the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> from the commencement—it was after the row was finished that Slater hit Rawson's son—I was looking at the fighters more than anything else, but I cculd see Slater on the other side—I did not see this boy (Padbury) there—I saw Slater go up the passage, and saw Rawson bleeding from the head—I first saw blood as they were fighting; it flowed pretty fast down his face; I saw it run out all at once—they were hugging one another—at the time I saw the blood, Slater was two yards on the other side of the fighters—I cannot say which of them he was nearest to—there was a woman there, who was nearer to him than the man; she was interfering in the fight; I only know her by sight; I do not know her name—I saw nobody but her nearer to the fighters than Slater—it was all done in a short time—I am not at work at present—I did not go before the Magistrate; I heard he was taken up on this charge, but I was not asked to go.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If Padbury had been there, must you have seen him?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A. Yes</hi>; he was not there—if Slater had stabbed Rawson in the head with a knife I must have seen it; I swear he did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-55" type="surname" value="BOOTIIMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-55" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOOTIIMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a compositor, of 4, Acorn-court. On the ng'ht this happened I came out of the house, and saw Slater, Rawson, and Wright—I saw the struggle between Rawson and Wright;, Slater did not stab Rawson with a knife while that was going on, if he had I must have seen it—I do not remember seeing Padbury there, I saw Noonan—Slater did not go to Noonan and get a knife from him; he could not have done so without my seeing him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You looked at the fight principally?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw no blood on Rawson—I saw blood on his son's face, that was close to the fight—Noonan stood beside me all the time; I could see what be did; Slater was in the struggle for a short time—when I saw the blood on Rawson's son's face, the prisoner was in the passage in the struggle, and I afterwards saw him go up the passage—Rawson's son was in the struggle; be is about eighteen or twenty years old.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that Slater was in the struggle, what do you mean by that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was amongst the parties fighting—I left my door perhaps five or six yards, and stood there with Noonan—it was the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> that called me out—I saw Slater in the struggle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-56" type="surname" value="MEHAIN"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-56" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MEHAIN</persName> </hi>. I am a compositor, of 4, Acorn-court. I saw what took place between F iwsou and Wright—Rawson appeared very much excited; his hands were under the tails of his coat—as the men were passing towards their lodgings, Rawson followed them up the passage—I ran after them to hear what was going on, and j ust as I got to the end of the passage, I saw Wright strike Rawson in the face—I did not see Slater strike a blow, but my sight might have been intercepted—a crowd of women came—I did not see anything done by Slater—I beard a knife had been used, and went to the place where the scuffle took place, and there was a projection of brick
<lb/>work there, such as I believe might cut a person's head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is it all brick-work?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There is brick-work, and some composition at the side of it, but there is an angle there which is suf
<lb/>ficient to cut anybody's head—it is jagged—I cannot tell the thickness of it—I think a wound might be inflicted with it to produce the appearance of having been done with a penknife, and if you were to examine that brick you would be of the same opinion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you examine the corner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On two or three occasions; once about an hour after it happened—I examined it in conse
<lb/>quence of hearing that a knife had been used—it is a projection—I do not bow why it is there—I know nothing about building—it is brick-work at the corner of the wall, and is sharp and jagged in two or three places.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-57" type="surname" value="GOODING"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-57" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GOODING</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter and packing-case maker, of 7, Rolls-buildings. On the night this took place, I came down-stairs, looked out at the window, and saw a general
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, six or seven men and women fighting at once—I knew none of the parties—I know Padbury—he had lived in the house about nine months—he had gone up to bed at the time, and came past our stairs without his shoes or stockings—he bears a bad character, generally speaking—from his general character I would not believe him upon his oath.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Why do you form that opinion of him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Last night I went home, he came in and asked his mother to give him something to eat and drink—he began abusing her, and said she had a bellyful and he had none—she said, "Go to them you have been with to-day, they were to have kept you"—he said, "I never said anything of the sort"—she said,</p>
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<p>"Don't tell those lies; do you mean to say you have had nothing to eat to
<lb/>day?"—he said, "Mr. Rawson bought me a biscuit"—I have heard him tell several lies, and he beats his mother—only last week I ran up-stairs when he was beating her, and ray father has constantly to go and chastise him for beating her—about a month ago he took his mother's purse—I saw her pursuing him down Chancery-lane, and he had the purse in his shoe and there are other trivial things against him—I did not know Slater till I went to Bow-street—I do not know Noonan at all; I never saw him before—I went before the Magistrate out of curiosity.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How often have you and your father been called in to the boy when beating his mother?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> on two separate occasions—I am no connection of the prisoner's—I never saw him or any party connected with the case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-58" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-58" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER JONES</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> It was a clean cut wound—it could not have been inflicted by the corner of a brick wall, unless it was very share indeed, because wounds of that kind do not heal so soon as this did—I do not think it reasonable that a brick wall could have done it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have not examined the wall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1779-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, stealing 1 half
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18510915-1779-offence-1 t18510915-name-61"/>Alfred Davidson Tritton</persName>, from the person of
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-62" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-62" type="surname" value="TRITTON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18510915-1779-offence-1 t18510915-name-62"/>Angelica Tritton</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-63" type="surname" value="TRITTON"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-63" type="given" value="ANGELICA"/>ANGELICA TRITTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Tritton, of 9, Crescent
<lb/>terrace, Millbank. On Wednesday, 27th Aug., about 2 o'clock, I was at Paul's Wharf, which is a steam-packet wharf—I felt something touch my side—I put my hand into my pocket, and somebody's hand touched mine—it was coming out as my hand went in—I saw the person whose hand it me—it was that woman (
<hi rend="italic">pointing out Yardley</hi>)—I had in my pocket a purse, containing half a sovereign, and some silver, and also two pocket-handker
<lb/>chiefs—after Yardley took her hand out of my pocket she went and spoke to Thompson, and gave her something—Thompson immediately turned round, and was going off the pier—I told Yardley that she had taken my purse from my pocket—she said, "I have not got it"—I said "You have given it to that person who has just left the pier," and I turned round immediately, and called to a man to stop her—she was brought back immediately—I have since seen my purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Thompson came back directly; did she not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not ask either of them what they were going of the pier for—when Thompson denied having it, I asked why she was going off the pier—Yardley answered, "She was going to get me a pennyworth of pears"—I had felt my purse safe five minutes before, on Paul's Wharf—I had a friend with me, we were going to Croydon, and she said, "You be pay-master," and I paid for the tickets—I am sure I did not drop the purse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-64" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am money-taker to the Citizen steam-boats, at paul's Wharf Pier. I saw the two prisoners there on Wednesday, about 2 o'clock—I noticed Thompson going away with one of the Company's tickets in her hand, which is contrary to the regulation, sit ought to be delivered up on landing—as she was passing my box I heard the prosecutrix call out—I called out to her, but she took no heed—as she turned sharply round I noticed something that she appeared to throw away similar to paper—I stop
<lb/>ped her, and looked over the bridge, and saw as I thought a piece of paper</p>
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<p>floating I showed the officer, Edwards, where I stopped her, and the purse was found within a few yards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not see the prisoners come from any boat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they were on the
<hi rend="italic">dummy</hi>—there were not many people there, I think only four or five besides the pierman—Thompson did not answer when I first called to her, and I went and tapped her on the shoulder, she turned roond, and I told her the lady wanted to see her—I was asked by one of them whether I had seen her throw the purse, and I said, "No; I could not swear to that, and I cannot now—I could not swear positively whether it was a purse or not—I did not to my knowledge say that I did not see her throw anything away—I cannot say positively whether I did say so or not—I saw her throw something away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EDWARDS</persName> </hi>.(
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 343). Knight pointed out a place to me, near which I found this purse—it contains a half-sovereign, five six
<lb/>pences, a shilling, and a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-piece.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you find it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the river, on the shingle, under the bridge, leading from one of the barges to the other—Knight showed me where he stopped Thompson after I found the purse—I found the purse right over by that place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-66" type="given" value="ANGELICA"/>ANGELICA TRITTON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is my purse—I have had it almost twelve months—I am quite certain Yardley is the woman whose hand was in my pocket—she was close to me—she found that I had detected her, and she went immediately and gave something to the other person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE EDWARDS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask Thompson her address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she gave me 28, Earl-street, London-road—I went there; there was no such number in the street—I afterwards went to No. 13, but did not find that any one knew her in the street—I found where Yardley lived—Thompson was searched at the station, 13., two halfpence, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was found on her. (
<hi rend="italic">Thompson received a good character</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">YARDLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1779-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 27.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1779-18510915 t18510915-1779-punishment-10"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS POLLARD</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 10, Hambleton-street, Wands
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<lb/>ing before a fire—as I fell, the woman made a
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, from my right-hand breeches pocket, and my watch; the chain and ring, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. were left—I went towards the station with the constable, and saw the prisoner about a couple of hundred yards from the station, near the church in Rochester-row—I recognised him as the man, and told the constable—it was a beautiful moonlight night, and the prisoner looked me hard in the face before he struck me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the moon about the full?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That I cannot say—I am quite positive there was a moon—when I saw the prisoner he was alongside of an officer—he was coming from the station-not going towards it—it was between 12 and 1 o'clock when I received the blow—I believe it was after one when I came to myself—I had been at Kensal—green that night—I was at work there, and lived there—I cannot say what time I left home, I should say about ten or eleven—I had not been in any public. house after leaving Kensal-green—I had been in no public-house there, except in the day-time I was in the Plough, and had a share of a pint of beer—I left work at five, and had nothing to drink since—I was going to my daugh
<lb/>ter's, at 10, Coburg-road—I was satisfied she would get up to let me in—I do not know the name of the street where I was attacked, I know it was somewhere near the New-road—I had never seen the prisoner before to my knowledge, or the women—there were three women—I have not seen any of them since—I fancy I should know the woman again who spoke to me, but I cannot positively say I should—I should not know the other man—I only saw one other man—it was all done very suddenly—I was knocked down senseless—in a moment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you as good an opportunity of seeing the other man, and knowing him again, as you had of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; for he looked me hard in the face, and the other did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-72" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM YOUNG</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman B</hi> 180). On the morning of 16th Aug. the prosecutor came to me; I went with him towards the station—on the way we met the prisoner with a constable, the prosecutor recognised him as the person immediately, and gave him in charge—the prisoner said he was not the man—we had walked about 200 yards before we met the prisoner—the prosecutor was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose there were not many persons about at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; we had not seen anybody till we met the prisoner—he was in custody of the other constable on suspicion of stealing a gold watch of a Frenchman; but they recognised him as not being the man, and he was then on his way back from the station—the other constable is not here—his name is Tucker, and his No. is 315—it was about half-past 1 o'clock when I found the prosecutor—I went with him directly towards the station—the constable told the inspector, in the prisoner's presence, that he had taken him into custody in Union-court, Orchard-street, and had come to the station with him directly—it would take about fifteen minutes to come from Union-court to the station; it may be three-quarters of a mile—I found the prosecutor in Tufton-street, that is about 300 yards further from the station than Orchard-street—we met the prisoner and the constable about 200 yards from the station—we had then come, I dare say, half a mile from where I found the prosecutor—Union-court is about 300 yards from Tufton-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1781-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. † Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18510915-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-76" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA REEVES</persName> </hi>. I am the sister of the prisoner's first wife. Her name was Ann Lover Reeves—I was present at their marriage, on 3rd June, 1841, it the Sub-deanery parish Church, Chichester—he got between 200
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with her—they had both been in the service of one of the canons—they lived together nine months, at the Nag's Head, Marshall-street, London—I did not see them there—I only saw them for three days after the marriage—about twelve months afterwards she came down to Chichester by the road wagon, with only 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., ust enough to pay her fare—after that I supported her some time, and then she applied to the parish—about twelve months after she came, she went into the Bethnal-green Lunatic Asylum—about nine months afterwards she came to me again, and remained with me two or three years, and then went permanently to the Lunatic Asylum, where she is now—I saw her there this morning—she came down to Chichester three times, and went three times to London—I did not see the prisoner again till this day fortnight—I bad received one or two letters from him after she first came down—I received the letters in 1843—I Have not got them here—I have received none since—I have written several letters to him, but not since 1843—I never had any answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARNELL</hi>. Q. What did you do with the letter you wrote in 1843?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I put it into the post myself—I swear that—my sister is older than me—she bad been fellow-servant with the prisoner four years—he was butler, and she lady's maid—I know she had 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., because I saw it—I do not believe he had anything—the first thing they did was to get a public-house—after the nine months she was away, I and the family supported her until the parish interfered—they have had to support her since—this is a parish prosecution; it did not lay in our power to do it, or we should have done it long before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-77" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY YOUNGI</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner these eight years—he was living in Portland-place—I knew he was married, but thought his wife was dead—I went through the ceremony of marriage with him, on 3rd Feb., 1849—he had represented himself to me as a widower; and to my best belief, he thought he was, for I had reason to think his wife was dead, because he had a letter in Boulogne to that effect—I saw the letter, and he told me he had received it in reference to his wife's death—he was very low, and said he had had bad news, and his wife was dead—he did not tell me who it came from, only from Chichester—that was late in 1844, five years before we were married—he had told me about his previous marriage at Chichester—he told me he had sent his wife to Chichester—I knew she was an inmate of the Marylebone Infirmary—that was before I knew him—I had very little money, I do not know how much—I was left a widow, and had not saved much—I have a child by the prisoner—I had been a widow ten years when I married him—I went down to Chichester myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The prisoner is a waiter and interpreter, at the Exhibition, in Hyde-park?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he was up to Aug. 26th, in this year—he came home the worse for liquor; we had a few words, and I went away angrily—up to that time he had been living comfortably with me since our</p>
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<p>marriage—he has been a good husband to me, excepting when he was in liquor—this prosecution is not instituted by me at all—it was in 1844 when the prisoner received the letter—I did not see the original post-mark only the Boulogne post-mark—he went into mourning at that time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How soon before your marriage did he first make proposals to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two years before—he has ill-treated me when he has been in liquor; sometimes that has not been once a week.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> It was nearly two years after the first marriage that my sister came down to Chichester in the wagon—they were at the Nag's Head nine months, and then went into lodgings—the name of the parish at Chichester is Sub-deanery only—(
<hi rend="italic">the indictment calling it the parish of</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">St. Peter the Great, otherwise Sub-deanery" the Court ordered it to be amended.) (The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">—Tuesday, September</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOOPER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRIMCE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1784-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 45.—
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<interp inst="t18510915-1785-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1785-18510915 t18510915-1785-punishment-17"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES LANE</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1786-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, for a like offence: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1786-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 48.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1786-18510915 t18510915-1786-punishment-18"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE TOWNSEND</hi> </persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD SAUNDERS</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-84" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY NICHOLSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Nicholson, a tobacconist, of Hammersmith. On 30th Aug., between 5 and 6 o'clock, the prisoner Towns
<lb/>end came to my shop for a pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me in payment a sixpence—I kept it in my hand, and gave him change with my other hand—he went out directly—I looked at the sixpence when he gave it me, and again when he was gone—it appeared to me to be bad; I went out of my shop, and saw Mr. Rochford—Townsend was before me, and I told Mr. Rochford to follow him, and not to lose sight of him—I took the sixpence next door, and it was tried in the detector—I kept it in my hand, and gave it to Mr. Thyar—I marked it in his presence—Townsend was brought back by Mr. Elliott, and I afterwards went to the station; Townsend was there, and Saunders—I have a slight recollection of having seen Saunders pass before—I had not seen him that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-85" type="given" value="JAMBS HILL"/>JAMBS HILL THYAR</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher. On 30th Aug. I was in King-street, Hammersmith, between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening—I saw both the prisoners walking together for five minutes or more—Saunders passed something in the shape of silver to Townsend, and he crossed and went in the tobacconist's shop—I watched him in and watched him out—he crossed the road to Saunders, and they joined company again and went down King-street—I saw Mrs. Nicholson come out and speak to Mr. Rochford—he</p>
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<p>followed Saundern, and took him by his left-arm, and Saunders threw some
<lb/>thing in the shape of silver over the house of Mr. Jeffrys, the grocer—the prisoners were taken to the station, and I came back to Mr. Jeffrys, and foond on the roof of his house two sixpences, in the direction in which I had seen Saunders throw something—I told the officer where to go, and he found five sixpences there—I received a sixpence from Mrs. Nicholson, which I told the to mark, and to come to the station; and when she was there, I gave her the sixpence she had given me—I saw her give it to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROCHFORD</persName> </hi>. I reside at Hammersmith. On Saturday evening, 30th Aug., I saw Mrs. Nicholson near her door—she pointed out Townsend to me—Mr. Elliott went with me after the prisoners—Townsend joined Saonders, who passed something to him; it appeared to roe like silver; it shone white—I could not see what coin it was—Townsend left him, and crossed over to the pastrycook's shop—I laid hold of Saundere's left arm, and he
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> something on the top of Mr. Jeffrys's house—it was in a paper; and as it went up the paper opened, and I saw something white fall on the top of the house—I went with the prisoners to the station; and as they were going, I saw Saunders take a sixpence from his side, put it in his mouth, and swallow it—I said, "It is no use your putting that bad money in your mouth, and swallowing it"—I saw no more of the sixpence—I was present when the prisoners were searched—no bad money was found on them—Mr. Jeffrys's house is two storeys high.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-87" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a hair-dresser at Hammersmith. I saw my sister, Mrs. Nicholson on the evening of 30th. Aug.—I went with Rochford after Townsend—I saw him go to Saunders, who passed something to him, but I could not tell what—Townsend crossed the road, and went to Mr. Green's, the pastrycook's shop—I followed him—I saw him take a biscuit, and throw down a sixpence on the counter—the little girl was in the act of taking up the six
<lb/>pence when I took it up, put it in my mouth, bit it, and then put it in my pocket—I told Townsend he had been to my sister's and passed bad money, and he must go back with me—he said he had not passed any bad money to Mrs. Nicholson—I took him back to my sister's, and then to the station—I gave the sixpence I took to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 96). I was on duty at the station when the prisoners were brought in—I searched them, and found two shillings, four 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-bits, a sixpence, and life? in copper on Townsend, all good; and on Slanders 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—I also found on Townsend five small lots of tohacco, which appear to be pennyworths—I received this sixpence from Mr. Elliott, and this other from Mrs. Nicholson—I went to Mr. Jeffrys's house, and found these five bad sixpences on the top of the roof; two of them were in a piece of paper, the other three loose—I saw Mr. Thyar find two sixpences on the roof.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. H. THYAR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These are the two I found on the roof.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These lixpences are all counterfeit, and six of them are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TOWNSEND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-1787-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> Aged 20.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-1787-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>* Aged 12.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1787-18510915 t18510915-1787-punishment-19"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BAILEY</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-92" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BINGHAM</persName> </hi> I am ostler at the Mason's Arms, at Edgeware. On 13th Aug. I was near Mr. Day's almshouses, about half-past 3 o'clock—I saw the two prisoners together—Bailey asked me how far it was to Watford;</p>
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<p>I told him six miles—I had a bottle on my back—he asked me what I had got in it—I told him it was full of emptiness—they went on in the direction of Stanmore, which is about two miles from there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-93" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-93" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TULL</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at the Abercorn Arms, at Stanmore. On Wednesday, 13th Aug., I was there about 4 or 5 o'clock—I saw Deekins—he asked me where the tap-room was, and I showed him—he asked me to fetch him a pint of beer, and he gave me half-a-crown—I took it to the bar, gave it to Eliza Burns, and she gave me in change four sixpences and a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-piece, which I gave to Deekins—in about two minutes afterwards I saw Bailey come across the road—he said something—I understood him to say, "Are you on the road,
<hi rend="italic">mate</hi>?"—he joined Deekins a short distance outside the house, and they went on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-94" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-94" type="given" value="ELIZA LYDIA"/>ELIZA LYDIA BURNS</persName> </hi>. I am bar-maid at the Abercorn Arms. On Wednesday, 13th Aug., a little before 5 o'clock, Tull came in and put down a half-crown on the counter to pay for some beer—I put the half-crown in the till—there was a shilling there, and two sixpences; but I am quite certain there was no other half-crown—in half an hour afterwards I heard something from the policeman—I went to the till again and found the half-cron there, and there was only one—I took it out—Mrs. Clark was in the bar—she was going to take it, and the policeman took it—it did not go out of my sigit from the time I took it out of the till, till the policeman had it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you left the bar from the time you took it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I was about the bouse; when I was not there, Mrs. Clark attended to the bar—after I received it, Mr. Clark
<hi rend="italic">jinked</hi> It twice on the counter, and told me to give change—I am sure I put the same half-crown in the till.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-95" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-95" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-95" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CLARK</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Abercorn Arms. I was at home that day—Burns went out of the bar—I was there during her absence—whilst she was away, no person could have gone to the till without my knowledge—I did not go to the till—when the policeman came, this half-crown was found in the till, and it was the only one there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you take the half-crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe in the altercation of the moment, I took it, and the policeman took it from me, put it in his mouth, and said it was a very bad one—I saw it taken out of the till.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-96" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-96" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DEAR</persName> </hi>. I am an errand-boy, and live at Oreat Stanmore. On 13th Aug., I was at Mr. Bell's, the baker's, which is thirty or forty yards from the Abercorn Arms: Whitmill was with me—I saw Bailey standing against the fence at Mr. Hooper's, marking the ground about with his foot, and looking down; in about half a minute, he put something in a hole in the ground—he then left the spot, and went across to the Abercorn Arms-l went to the spot, and Whitmill, who was with me, put his hand underneath and brought out a parcel—it was under the ground, just covered with straw and litter—persons could not see it in going by—we opened the parcel directly, and it contained twenty-four half-crowns; I took out one, and marked it—after we had got the parcel, I saw the prisoners coming from the Abercorn Arms, and Bailey went to the same place and looked for the parel—he moved the straw about—the prisoners were both together—they then walked on up the bill, and I and Whitmill gave the parcel to the policeman—Deekins was five or six yards from Bailey when he looked for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-97" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-97" type="surname" value="WHITMILL"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITMILL</persName> </hi>. I am an errand-boy. I was with Dear, and saw Bailey standing opposite the fence—Dear said to me, "Look at that man"—I saw Bailey rake something away with his hand, drop something from under his smock, and kick the rubbish over it with his foot—he went towards Mr. Clark's, and while he was gone, I and Dear went to the spot; I pulled a little</p>
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<p>rubbish aside, and-found this paper parcel, and in it were twenty-four half-crowns—in two or three minutes, the two prisoners came from the Abercorn Arms—Bailey came up to the spot; Deekins was a little higher up—Bailey raked the stuff about—I had my eyes upon the place from the time I first saw Bailey go there; no one else passed the place—after the prisoners went away, talking together, I bit one of the half-crowns, and said it was bad; I gave them to the officer, and showed him the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-98" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBINS</persName> </hi>. I am a wheelwright, of Stan more. I was on the road and heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I saw the prisoners running; I stopped Deekins—Lyons, the policeman, came up, and took him and 1 pursued Bailey, who continued to run on—when I came up near him, I saw him take some
<lb/>thing? from under his smock, put it into his right hand, and throw it over the Marquis of Abercorn's wall—I left an officer to follow Bailey, add I went into the Marquis's grounds, and found three half-crowns, which I gave to the officer—Bailey was soon brought back, and I said I saw him throw them away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-99" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT AUSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 369). On 13th Aug., I saw the prisoners coming from the Abercorn Arms—they went up the hill—Whitmill and Dear soon after brought me twenty-four half-crowns—I followed the prisoners; I bad had them in sight all the time—they began running when they got to Mr. Ballard's house—I chased Bailey for half a mile across the common—while he was running I saw his hand move, as if he threw something—that was against the Marquis of Abercorn's lodge—I took him, but found no bad money on him—I went to the Abercorn Arms—I saw Burns take this half, crown from the till; Mrs. Clark took it, and gave it to me—the prisoners were there at the time—they first said they had not been to the house at all, but when Tull was asked if they had been there, he said, "Yes"—they then both acknowledged it—I got these three half-crowns from Robins.
<hi rend="italic">Deekim</hi>. I never denied being in the house.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. Yes, you did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-100" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR LYONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 292). I produce this half-crown, which I got from Whitmill; it has been in my possession ever since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-101" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This first half-crown is of George the Fourth, 1825, it counterfeit—these three are of George the Third, 1817, 1819, and 1820, all counterfeit; these twenty-four are all counterfeit, and six of them are of George the Third, 1817, from the same mould as one of the three—six are of 1819, the same mould as one of the three—four of them are 1820, of the same mould as one of the three—four are of George the Fourth, 1825, the same mould as the one that was uttered—and four are of William the Fourth, 1836, of the same mould—this one that was uttered has a very good ring—they are all very good of the kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Deekins's Defence.</hi> I did not know the half-crown was bad; I never was charged with any crime in my life.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DEEKINGS</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1788-18510915 t18510915-1788-punishment-20"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAILEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-1788-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-1788-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-104" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TANNER</persName> </hi>. I deal in fish, in Clare-market. On 20th Aug. the prisoner came and bought something of me; she offered me a shilling—I noticed it was bad, and returned it to her—it was an old George—this is it—it was quite straight when she gave it me—I gave it a small twist.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN HINE"/>JOHN HINE JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (
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<p>Aug., and I watched the prisoner—she was in company with a man and ano
<lb/>ther woman in Farringdon-street—they went to Bride-lane, and went into Mr. Davall's, the Twelve Bells—I stopped outside the door, and saw the prisoner tender something to Mr. Davall; I went in after her, and saw it was a had shilling in Mr. Davall's hand—the prisoner was taken to the station, and Mr. Davall brought another shilling—this is the one that was tendered at him house—he gave it me at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-106" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES DAVALL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Twelve Bells, in Bride-lane. The prisoner and two other persons came there—the prisoner appeared very ill, and said she was very much frightened, and nearly run over in crossing the road—she wanted something to drink, and said she would have some shrub and cold water—I served her; she gave me a Victoria shilling—I put it to my mouth and bit it—the officer came in and I gave it to him—he took the prisoner away, and just after she had gone I saw another shilling picked up just where the scuffle was—she made a resistance at being taken—the shilling was picked up by a man in front of me—he said he was lucky, he had found a shilling, and he would spend it—he threw it on the counter—I took it up and bit it, and found it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. You said a man that used your house picked up a shilling, but you did not see him pick it up, and now you say you saw him pick it up
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I saw him stoop and pick up something.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-107" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH JOTES</persName> </hi>. I searched the prisoner at the station, and fount on her one shilling and 21/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-108" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This Victoria shilling is counterfeit; also this one of George III. 1816; and this one found by the searcher is counterfeit, and is of the same mould as the one uttered at the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was read, as follows</hi>: "I have nothing more to say than that I picked up the purse and money.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On that morning a person asked me to go out with her to buy a bonnet; we went; she went and called for a quartern of brandy, she had great part of it; we then met a man who I understood was as acquaintance of her father and mother; we went to Black more-street, and had a quartern of gin; I picked up an old brown purse with three shillings, two sixpences, and 11/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in it; I never had the thought to examine it; we went and had 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of brandy, and I gave one of the shillings; I then pro
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, R</hi> 180). On 27th Aug. I was in Church-street, Greenwich, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon—I saw the prisoners following lady; I followed them for 150 or 200 yards—I was in plain clothes—I saw Smith go into a linen-draper's, Harpur waited till he came out, and they walked on and turned a corner by the old Church—I lost sight of them for ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I then saw them in company, and they went into a bookmakers—they came out in about five minutes, Smith having</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. "—I took the prisoners—I had some gentlemen before the Magistrate, but he thought it was not necessary to bind then over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where was Smith?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was sitting on the cabin-door with the boots, when I took him—it was then about half-past 5 o'clock—I saw him attempt the pockets of two ladies on board the boat—I did not take him then—I never do that when I am sure to catch persons like these with a case against them—the boat was crowded to excess.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-114" type="given" value="MARY CONDON"/>MARY CONDON HENDERSON</persName> </hi>. I went on board a steamer coming from Greenwich, on 27th Aug., at the Tunnel-pier—I had a watch with me; the boat was very much crowded—I put my hand on my watch for a long time, but the boat gave a roll, and I staggered back, and threw out my arms—the moment afterwards I felt, and my watch was gone—I had a ribbon-guard to it—I have not that guard, but I have the ring that was attached to it—this is it—I saw nothing of the prisoners till they were in custody—a person who came on board with me was watching the prisoners to see who took them, and she said to me, "Your watch is in the water"—it was a small silver watch—after I came closer to the prisoners, Harpur said, "Will you take the value of your watch, and do nothing further in it?"—I said, "I will"—he said, "What will satisfy you?"—I said, "Three pounds ten"—he said, "You shall have it," and he gave me the money—I did not hear Smith say anything—I went to the station, and made the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say the boat was much crowded, snd you saw nothing of either of the prisoners till they were in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I complained of the loss of my watch—I said directly, "I have losr my watch"—the persons around heard me—I did not move from the spot where I was—the policeman might have heard me say I had lost my watch—my husband's name is James Henderson—I missed my watch at the moment I spoke—I am sure I had it two minutes before—I was near to the machinery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-115" type="given" value="KEZIAH MARY"/>KEZIAH MARY PRING</persName> </hi>. I was in company with Mrs. Henderson—there were persons near us—we were crowded—I saw the policeman there—I heard Mrs. Henderson exclaim, "I have lost my watch!"—the policeman said, "Be quiet, I know the party who has got it"—he spoke to the captain—I watched him narrowly, and he went to the two prisoners—I did not go with him—I stood by Mrs. Henderson—I kept my eye on Harpur, wd saw him throw a watch into the Thames—I said to Mrs. Henderson, "Your watch is gone into the water"—she said, "Oh dear!"—I am quite sure it was a watch I saw thrown—it had no guard to it—I saw it quite</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave it her—she first said 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and then she said 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and Smith put his face down to Harper, and said, "Give her 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. more;" and he gave her three sovereigns and ten shillings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you standing when you saw the watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By the side of Mrs. Henderson—there were persans between me and the watch, but it went over the persons' heads—I saw it go over their heads, into the water—I saw it come from Harpur—the officer had hold of him at the time—Mrs. Henderson was near the cabin-do I did not see Smith at all near her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Four Months</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1793-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling 83
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18510915-1793-offence-1 t18510915-name-120"/>Jane Walker Meredith</persName>; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1793-18510915 t18510915-1793-punishment-24"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money; the property of
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18510915-1794-offence-1 t18510915-name-122"/>William Dunnage</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-123" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-123" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to William Dunnage and others, who are successors to Messrs. Cubitt. On 29th Aug. we had some works going on at Hatchford-house—it was necessary to remit 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for wages to Mr. Lane, our foreman there—I put 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver, into a small parcel, and an advice-note, stating the contents—it was marked Hatchford; but the parcel being too small to have a clear direction, I wrapped it in some shavings, making the parcel larger, and it was directed, "To Mr. Lane, W. Cubitt and Co.'s foreman, to be left at the Weybridge station till called for, Waterloo station, half-past nine train"—I wrapped it round with string, and sealed the ends of the string with a seal, having on it "W. Cubitt and Co., Gray's-inn-road"—on the advice-note I had written, "Dear sir, herewith you will receive 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. gold, and silver 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; total, 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Yours truly, W. Harrison"—the parcel remained with me from about 3 o'clock in the afternoon till about 7 in the evening—I then ascertained that one of our carts was going to Hatchford, and I put my pen in a zigzag manner through so much of the direction as directed it to be left at the Weighbridge station—I delivered the parcel to the yard-foreman, Loughborough, and gave him direction about it—these two piece of brown paper(
<hi rend="italic">looking at them</hi>)</p>
<p>and Co., to be sent by half-past nine train, and to be left," at some place which is now obliterated—here is a portion of the inner wrapper, in which the advice-note was enclosed—on the outside of it here is written, "Hatchford."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This word is all that you had written on the inner wrapper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw this again on the examina
<lb/>tion, four or five days afterwards—it was perfectly dry then, and could be read rather better than it can now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-124" type="surname" value="LOUGHBOROUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-124" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOUGHBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am yard-foreman to Messrs. Dunnage and Co. On 29th Aug. I received from Mr. Harrison a parcel—I delivered it to Latta about half-past 7 o'clock, to give to the car man—I gave it him in the state I received it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LATTA</persName> </hi>. I am watchman to Messrs. Dunnage. On that evening I received a parcel from Loughborough, which I gave to Bryant just before 10 o'clock, in the same state I received it—the seal was on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-126" type="surname" value="BRYANT"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-126" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I am car man to Messrs. Dunnage and Co. I received a parcel from Latta on that Friday night—I was going to Hatch
<lb/>ford with my cart, and was to take the parcel with me—I laid it on the cart, and started about 1 o'clock—I did not go any nearer to King's-cross than when I started from my master's gate—I got to Hatchford about 11 next day—Mr. Lane asked me if I had a parcel; I said, "Yes," and then I missed it—the cart contained scaffolding poles; I put the parcel on them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18510915-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-127" type="surname" value="FABIAN"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-127" type="given" value="HENRT"/>HENRT FABIAN</persName> </hi>. I live in Tobacco-court; I keep a coffee-stall in King William-street, near London-bridge. On Saturday morning, 30th Aug., about 10 minutes before 2 o'clock, the prisoner came on the rank with his
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—he brought a parcel to me, and said he had found it—he said he dare say it contained something similar to one which he had picked up a few days previous—he requested me to open it—I said, "No; if it contains what you say, I would rather you opened it"—he opened it—the outside cover was brown paper, and in it was shavings—I did not see any seal on it, but I considered it was perfect—he took the string off it, and the wrapper, and came to the shavings—the parcel' felt wet in my hand—he opened the shavings very carefully, like a nest, and in the center was a smaller paper parcel, and in it was about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of silver—it appeared to me there was another paper parcel attached to the smaller one—the prisoner then went back to the rank—he complained of being very bad in his inside, and told me to mind his
<hi rend="italic">cab—he</hi> went away, taking the small parcel with him, and returned in about five minutes—he had left the brown paper and shavings with me—I took the paper up, and put it into my can—I mentioned this to a policeman between four and five, and gave him the wrapper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This paper which contained the small parcel was found at your feet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I found them all at my feet—the parcel was quite wet while it was on my hand—I did not endeavor to see any address on the parcel—when I gave the papers into the officer's hand, it was nearly 5 o'clock—we then looked for the address; neither of us could see it—it was quite wet; evidently it had fallen down—I have seen the prisoner using that stand for four years—I did not know his name—he said he had picked up the parcel near King's-cross—I minded his
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> while he went away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>. Q. The parcel was wet and muddy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not attempt to look at the address till 5 o'clock—the policeman and I examined it—it was not legible.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-128" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-128" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LLOYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 62). On Saturday morning, 30th Aug., I saw Fabian—he took this paper from his can, and gave it me—it was wet and dirty—I could not see the letters on it—there was no seal on it—it was just in the state it is now, with the exception of the mud and wet being on it—I dried it, and found this address on it—I took it to the stationed made a communication to Messrs. Cubitt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did you dry it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At 6 o'clock—I rubbed the mud and dirt off it, and found the address.</p>
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<persName id="t18510915-name-129" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-129" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-129" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROBINSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I sealed this outside wrapper—here is the place where the seal was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-130" type="surname" value="BAINES"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-name-130" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BAINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 448). On Tuesday night, 2nd Sept., I went to the raft-stand in King William-street—I saw the prisoner—I told him I came to him respecting a parcel of money that he picked up, and had in his possession; he said, "I picked up a parcel which contained 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at King's-cross"—I said, "At what part? near the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>-rank?"—he said, "No, on this side of the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>-rank, near the Cross"—I said, "It is not satisfactory to me; you must go to the station, to explain it to the inspector"—he went there; and when I got there, I received this smal piece of paper from Fabian—I found 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you took him, he was on his
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he was passing the stand—he said he picked up this parcel, and hung it on the splash-board, and whatever was in it might have run out before he got to King William-street—I said I wanted him respecting a parcel of money—he said, "Very well"—I searched his lodging, but found no money there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1794-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-1795-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 62.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18510915-1795-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1795-18510915 t18510915-1795-punishment-25"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18510915-1795-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18510915-1795-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18510915-1795-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE TALFOURD</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARON MARTIN</hi>; Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">KELLY</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOOPER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and RUSSELL
<hi rend="smallCaps">GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Martin, and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18510915-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. postage stamps—I marked them before enclosing them in the letter, in the presence of Mr. Cole, the inspector—I sealed the letter, and delivered it to Peak, the constable, about 12 o'clock in the day—if that letter was then posted at Highgate, it ought to have reached the General Post-office about half-past 2—the letters come from Highgate in a bag—I was at the General Post-office when the bag arrived, and opened it; the letter was not in it—the letter-bill accompanied the letters in the bag—I have it here—it describes the letters as 49 unpaid and stamped letters, and is paid, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I found the contents of the bag corresponded with the bill—on this discovery I proceeded to Highgate, with Peak, the officer, and Mr. Cole—I made some inquiry at the post-office at Highgate, in consequence which I directed Peak to go in search of the prisoner—he was at that time an auxiliary deliverer of letters there—Peak returned to the Post-office,</p>
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<p>accompanied by the prisoner, and he produced a sovereign, a shilling, and three 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. postage stamps—they were the same I had enclosed in the letter—Peak said, in the prisoner's presence, that he had taken them from the pri
<lb/>soner pocket—I said, "This is my money and postage stamps"—the pri
<lb/>soner said he had had them for a fortnight—I gave him into custody—I had the letter-bill with me—I asked the prisoner whether they were his figures; he said they were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it within your knowledge what wages the prisoner had?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Thirteen shillings a week—he bad an extra duty, which brought him in 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—if he was lucky he made 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I am sure he had some pay for the extra duty, at least I have it from the letter-carrier whose duty he did—he took on himself the duty of another letter-carrier, and got what he could out of him—the 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. did not come from the public money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-136" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW PEAK</persName> </hi>. I am a constable, attached to the Post-office. I received this letter from Mr. Sculthorpe, on 26th Aug.—I put it into the Highgate post-office at 5 minutes past 1; I then returned to London—I saw Mr. Scul
<lb/>thorpe again, about half-past two, and accompanied him back again to High
<lb/>gate; we got there about half-past three—we went to seek for the letter which was missing, and which I had posted—I afterwards went in search of the prisoner—I found him in Highgate, delivering letters—Mr. Cole, who was with me, asked him whether he had made up the collection—he at first said no, and pointed to Mr. Haynes, the assistant to Mr. Lloyd, the post-master of Highgate, who was with us at the time—we then asked him if he did not make up the half-past 1 collection—he said he did, and cleared the box—it was then told him that a letter was missing, and Mr. Cole read the address of the letter—he said he knew nothing at all about it—I then put my hand into his trowsers pocket, and took out a sovereign, a shilling, three postage stamps, oae sixpence, and 31/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I handed the sovereign to Mr. Cole, and be identified it as being the one in the letter which I had posted—I then took him to the post-office at Highgate, and showed the money and stamps to Mr. Sculthorpe; he also identified it as being the money that was in the letter, and asked the prisoner to account for it—he said he had had it about a fort
<lb/>night—I then took him into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-137" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KELHAM</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at the Highgate post-office. On 26th Aug. the prisoner was on duty there; he made up the collection for the half-past 1 o'clock bag; I saw him about it—that bag was despatched to London in the ordinary way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCULTHORPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This sovereign, shilling, and stamps are the same—I find my mark on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas W. Jones, Esq., ship-owner; residing at the Grove, Highgate; Josiah Wilkinson, Esq., barrister-at-law, of Highgate; John Biddlestone, Stephen Fleming, James Sims, Samuel Atkins, Thomas Morgan, and William Toyne, all of Highgate, deposed to the prisoner's good character for many pars</hi>,)</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-1796-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Jury—
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Talfourd</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GENTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>, 5 101), On 26th June last, at half-part</p>
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<p>12 o'clock at night, I was in the Grange-road, Camden-town, and saw the prisoner there, with his wife, and Mrs. Bryan; she was assisting the pri
<lb/>soner in leading his wife along—the prisoner had been drinking—I believe his wife was perfectly sober—she was groaning very much—I asked what was the matter—she said, "Oh, policeman, my life is in your hands; this man has stabbed me"—I said, "Where has he stabbed you?"—she put her hand to her stomach, and said, "Oh, my entrails are coming out"—the prisoner said, "I have done it, and I am only sorry they were not both together; I would have served them both alike"—he mentioned some man's name as well—I then conveyed her to the nearest surgeon's, Mr. Mushat's—he was not at home—I got two other constables to assist me—I took the prisoner to the station, and the woman was taken to the hospital—I believe the prisoner knew what he was doing—he was considerably in liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-141" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET BRYAN</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live in Ferdinand-place, Camden
<lb/>town; I know the prisoner and his wife. On 26th June she was lodging in Caroline-place, Camden-town—about 10 o'clock that night I went to where she lived, and knocked at the door—I found the prisoner there with his wife—they were
<hi rend="italic">arguing</hi>, that is, quarrelling—I told them to be quiet—she was sober—we all came down-stairs into the street—the prisoner asked her to have a drop of beer—she said, "No"—he put his hand to her back and pushed her before him, and I made myself agreeable for peace—he asked her again to have some drink—we went; but she would have none of the first; there were two pots—she had a little—he then said, "Are you not my wife?"—"Yes"—"Am I not your husband?"—"Yes"—"Will you not come home with me"—"No"—and she would not let him go home with her; she denied him everything—after we had come along a little way, he bid us good night, and we thought he was gone away—he did not say that he would do anything if she did not come, not in my hearing—my deposition was read over to me, and I made my mark to it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>)—I wanted to go, and she pulled me back, and wished me to stay—he was all the time asking her to come home, and she would not go with him—I really do not know whether he said he would do anything if she did not come—I am so confused I can hardly think of it—I think he said he would
<hi rend="italic">do</hi> for her, or something, if the did not come home with him—after that he bid her good night, and we thought he was clear of us—he came back and called her—she turned back—she thought he was going to strike her, and put up her hands, and he then made a dart at her—he did not say anything at the time, he ran away—I think he said, "There, I have done that for you"—she hallooed out, "Oh, Mrs. Bryan, I am stabbed!"—I did not see what he struck her with—I looked behind and saw streams of blood flowing—I assisted her a little way and then, the prisoner came back and laid hold of her, and assisted me in holding her up till the policeman came—I said to him, "Sullivan, you have killed your wife"—he said, "Oh no, she is not dead yet"—in consequence of what she said when she laid down by the doctor's door, I put my hand under her clothes, and put my fingers on the guts.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 46). I know the prisoner—I have been in the habit of seeing him on my beat in Camden-town—about three weeks before this transaction I saw him in Ferdinand-place—I was not aware that he lived in that street, but I knew that his wife lived there—it was about half-past 9 o'clock at night—he had got a
<hi rend="italic">mob of</hi> people round him, and was calling his wife very bad names—he called her a b—wh—, and a b—b—, and said he would
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<p>of the mob—he said, "Tbe b—b—, if she don't let me come in I will
<hi rend="italic">do</hi> for her"—I went up and said to him, "My good man go away, and let the woman alone; she will not let you come in, and you had better go away."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never used the expression.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, He did; I am not mis
<lb/>taken in the expression—I got him away—on the night of 26th June, in consequence of an application that was made to me, I went into the Hamp
<lb/>stead-road, and found the prosecutrix lying on the pavement—I saw blood coining through her clothes—the prisoner looked up at me, and said, "I have
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> for the b—b—at last"—I am quite sure I am not mistaken as to that—I think he must have been drinking, by his appearance—he seemed very much excited—I got a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and took the woman to the hospital—I knew that the prisoner was living apart from her from what the neigh
<lb/>bours said, and from what he said himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-143" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my husband. On the night of 26th June, I was taken to the hospital—I remained there eleven weeks, and am there up to this time—on 26th June, I was living apart from my husband, and had been doing so about five weeks—before 26th June, I lived with him in Ferdinand-place—my husband has repeatedly come to my place for the purpose of getting me to live with him, and I refused—on 26th, he came be
<lb/>tween 9 and 10 o'clock at night, came into my room, I was just sitting down—he took hold of me by my left-hand, and said, "Old lady, I have
<hi rend="italic">drop
<lb/>ped upon</hi> you at last"—I think he was sober—I did not see any sign of drink on him—I answered, "You have left me no home, and I shan't go with you; I will do for myself, and get my own living"—I had work then from a gentleman in the same street—I had just come in from work when this happened—an old lady keeps the room—my bed was in it—the prisoner sat himself on the bedside, and said, "Will you come home with me, or shall I stop with you?"—I then gave him the answer I have stated—he had on a jacket, and I saw him put his finger to the jacket-sleeve to some
<lb/>thing which I thought he had in the sleeve—I said to him, "What have you got in your jacket-sleeve?"—he said, "Why, you foolish woman, do you think I have anything in my jacket-sleeve to take away your life, and send my soul to the devil?"—with that Mrs. Bryan knocked at the door—I said, "Come in"—I asked her to sit down—I was very glad to see her in the room—the prisoner then proposed some beer, and said he would
<hi rend="italic">stand</hi> It—he still had hold of my hand—I said, I should go for the beer—he said we should all go out and have it—we went out, and went to a pub
<lb/>lic-house kept by Mr. Gurney—it was a goodish distance from my lodging, I believe in the high road—he called for a pot of beer between the three of us—he paid for it—after it was drunk he asked me to stand a pot of beer—I told him I had no beer-money to spend—we then all went out together, and went to another public-house in Kentish-town—he called for a pot of beer there—I made signs to the landlady not to serve him, and she did not—he was not tipsy at that time, but he was cross-like—I saw him drinking part of the pot of beer with me, that was all—we then went into the Black Horse in Kentish-town, and there he was served with a pot of beer—Mrs. Bryan was still with us—we did not sit down at all in that public-house—we were there about a quarter of an hour—the clock was then on the stroke of 12—we then came out together, and came down the Kentish-town-road as for as a turning towards my lodging—I said to Mrs. Bryan, "Do not go far away, stand where you are; I shall be back in a few minutes"—at the same time I shook hands with the prisoner, and said, "Good night! God bless you; and get to bed as well as you can, and I will meet you to-morrow</p>
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<p>night anywhere you like to make an appointment"—he then went on towards the bridge, but did not go very far—I followed Mrs. Bryan towards Ferdinand-place—the prisoner called after me by my maiden name, "Julia," and I returned—he said nothing more—I saw him bring his hand from behind his buck, or from his pocket—I put my hands before my face—I thought he was going to strike me on the face—I did not feel anything touch me—I did not feel the knife at all, before I felt the blood running down my legs from my stomach—I put my hand under my clothes, and found myself cut—the top of my finger went info the cut, and I found that part of my entrails were coming out, and I was streaming with blood—I did what I could to retain my entrails—I sat down on the kerb, and called Mrs. Bryan to my assistance, and said that I was stabbed—the prisoner went off a little way, but returned again as I was sitting on the kerb—Mrs. Bryan said, "Oh! Mr. Sullivan, you have killed your wife"—he said, "She is not dead yet, what does she want sitting down here?"—he came and laid hold of my arm—I still had my hands on my stomach, endeavouring to retain my bowels—he on one side and Mrs. Bryan on the other, brought me to Dr. Mushat's—I saw a policeman, and said to him, "I throw my life in your hands"—he came along with me, but I was getting very weak, and by the time I got as Mr. Mushat's I had not a bit of sight—when the prisoner was asking me to come home with him, and I refused, he said, "If you don't come home with me on this night it will be either death or glory," and swore—I said "If you do anything to me you will be surely punished for it; you will surely suffer for it, both in this world and in the next too."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been married to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About eleven years—I have had three children by him—none of them are living—I have been married before—I had eight children by my first husband—they are is Ireland, or in America—they are grown up, and able to take care of them
<lb/>selves—I had no child living with me at this time—I had been parted from the prisoner four or five weeks—I was not living alone in this room—Mrs. M'Donald, a widow, was living with me—there was no man living with me—I am sure of that—I had never seen the prisoner inside the door for five weeks till he came—he was wanting me from time to time to come back, and I was refusing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. Did not she go away from me to live with another man, and stay with him three or four weeks; he said he was a single man, and she gave him money to buy clothes, and he sent it to his wife in Ireland.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. He accuses me of what I know nothing about—I never went away from him for three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Be cautious; this is a very serious matter; on your oath, have you ever been unfaithful to him as a wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never, in my life; he cannot bring any one to say I have been deceitful to him—he has been a murderer to me, and always was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-144" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WALSH</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old, and live at 4, Haverstock-street, Hampstead-road. On the morning of 27th June I opened the shop No. 17, Hampton-terrace, which is a china-shop, where I am errand boy—it is about three minutes' walk from Ferdinand-place—I saw a knife lying in the area—I picked it up; it was shut—there were stains like blood on the handle—Mr. Mushat's, the doctor's, is next door—I knew nothing about this occur
<lb/>rence at that time—I sold the knife to a man at the Railway Tavern—I after wards got it back from him when I heard that the woman had been stabbed, and it was kept in the shop till my mistress gave it to the policeman—I was not present then—this is the knife (
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GENTLE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I know the house, 17, Hampton-terrace, next door to Mr. Mushat's—in taking the woman there the prisoner was with me—we had to pass the area of No. 17—another officer received this knife from Mrs. Walsh.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-146" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LISTER</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon of University College Hospital. The prosecutrix was brought there about 10 o'clock on the night of 27th June—she was then in the casualty-ward, lying on a stretcher—I examined the lower part of the abdomen—I found, both on the outer and under gar
<lb/>ments, a vertical cut about two-thirds of an inch long—they were wet with blood and the contents of the intestines—on removing the clothes I found a coil of intestine about eight inches across, comprehending, perhaps, about a yard of the small intestines, protruding from the lower part of the abdomen in'a red congested state—the most prominent part of this coil presented two wounds in the intestine itself; they were almost opposite to each other, trans
<lb/>fixed somewhat obliquely—it is no doubt that the two wounds were made by a single stroke—the contents of the intestine, both fasces and flatus, were acaping at the time; there was also a wound in the mesentery—those wounds were of about the same length as the cut in the clothes—no doubt all was done by one instrument and one stroke—the entrails were cleansed with water about the temperature of blood, and I then attempted to return a part of them prior to sewing up the wound—I found it necessary to make the cioatrix wider in order to do so—I was enabled finally to restore them—the injury she had received was excessively dangerous—she is now perfectly recovered, as far as we could judge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many garments were cut through before the body was cut?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The clothes had been somewhat disturbed before she came in—there were only two garments in their proper position; I am not sure which they were, certainly the shift and one other garment—the knife produced is precisely suited to the production of such an injury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I went to demand this woman, she was stand
<lb/>ing at the door waiting for the man she lives with; we came out and were drinking together; she had told me before that she would have a better man than me, and she said she had got him; about a fortnight before that, he had met me in the street and knocked me down, and said, "You must not come here to demand your wife any more; if you do, I will break your head;" I had my eye poulticed for a whole week, and could hardly see for a fortnight; she had been lodging with him there for about a month; she gave him money to buy clothes, and he sent the money for his wife to Ireland, and then turned her out; I had been out drinking, and so had she; I was drunk when I came to her; but she will swear anything; she would swear she has not been convicted here of stealing silver-spoons in Holborn, and had twelve months; she told me she would have a better man than me, and said I was no good now; she would not come with me, or let me stay with her; I should not have gone near her if I had not been drunk; I do not know whether I did it, or whether I did not do it; I have some witnesses outside, John White,
<hi rend="italic">Jerry</hi> Shannon, and Henry White; there were as many knives produced against me at Marylebone as would surprise you; there was a fresh knife every week for eleven weeks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-147" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GENTLE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is the first knife I had in my posses
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have never been convicted of stealing—I was never in a court or office, till he brought me to it, on different occasions I had to follow him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on 3rd Count</hi> </rs>. Aged 59.—
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-152" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRIGGS</persName> </hi>. I am pot-boy at the George and Dragon, in Hoxton Market. On the evening of 19th Aug. the prisoner, the deceased, and other persons were playing at skittles in the skittle-ground—they played four
<lb/>handed at skittles—the prisoner and deceased lost the game; they then played, to see which should pay for the pot of beer—the prisoner lost it—I supplied the beer—I asked the prisoner for the money—he said he had got no money, he would pay me in about a quarter of an hour—he was not sober, he had been drinking there all day—I told him I wanted my money—he were away and came back again—I asked him for the money again—he said he had got no b—y money—I said, "That won't do, you have served me that trick so often; I want the money"—he hit me two or three times on the back of my head with his open hand, and irritated me so that I called him a thief—he said, "What am I?" and I told him so again—Dutton was then at the time—I did not hear him say or do anything—I was sent for a police
<lb/>man, and saw no more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-153" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM RICKETTS</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Norman's-buildings. On the day in question I was in the parlour of this public-house—I got out of the window into the skittle-ground—the first thing that drew my attention was the pot-boy and the prisoner having some words about a pot of beer—I saw the prisoner strike the pot-boy several blows with his open hand—the land
<lb/>lord came out and parted them, and sent for a constable—about a minute elapsed—the deceased got up from his seat, and called the prisoner a b—y thief—the prisoner said something; but what, I cannot exactly say—I believe it was a caution for him not to call him that again—the deceased then said, "If you are not a thief, you are a b—y rogue"—upon that the pritoner stripped off his shirt, and said something—I cannot say what it was; it was a challenge to fight—the deceased was the tallest of the two, and a much older man—I suppose he was about thirty years of age; the prisoner calls himself eighteen or nineteen—they fought four or five rounds—they went to it in earnest—I saw two or three falls; they both fell together—there were two blows given in the last round, and the last blow was given with the left-hand under the right ear—I consider it was a fair fight—there was no unfairnes on either side; only the prisoner remarked at the time of the fight, that he would fight any man in Hoxton—when the last blow was given Dutton was in act of falling, but he was caught up by a man, and never spoke afterwards—he was dragged to a seat, and sat down and bathed—somebody exclaimed, "You have killed the man!"—the prisoner, in a low kind of voice, said, "Oh, God! dont say that," and he dipped a pint pot in some water and took it up to the deceased—I consider the man died directly after he received the blow—I did not observe him revive at all afterwards—I and another went for a doctor, and the prisoner was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see him fall against any form or settle, so as to hurt himself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One time he fell against the form of the skittle-ground; he might have hurt himself then for what I know—at another time he fell against the ground itself—that was not in consequence of any blow—they fell both together—in the first round the prisoner was felled by the deceased—he night possibly have fallen on the point of the form once or twice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-154" type="given" value="JAMES THOMAS"/>JAMES THOMAS BLACKMORE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, in Old-street-road. I ex
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<p>the deceased on the following day—death was the result, of effusion on the brain, the consequence of a blow or blows on the head—those blows appeared to have been recently administered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I wish Horton called.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN JAMES"/>JOHN JAMES HORTON</persName> </hi>. I caught the deceased when he fell—it is impos
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. DUTTON</hi>. The deceased was my son—his name was Daniel Michael Isaacs—he went for many years by the name of Dutton.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LOCKE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">W. J. PAYNE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worths of gin and water amongst them—they remained very nearly an hour—the prisoner then wished to be served with some more, but I wished the house to be closed, and told him so; he said he-would not go until he had more—I called in Stride, the policeman, who was passing, who came in and coaxed the prisoner to go—after a little time he went away—he had a pipe in his mouth—he was smoking the whole of the time—he was not drunk, but had been drinking—he had nothing, to the best of my belief, but the gin and water.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He had the appearance of having been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but was quite sober enough to know what he was about; I cannot recollect whether I told him he had had sufficient already.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-159" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STRIDE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 556). On the night of the 4th Sept. I was on my beat in Lower Thames-street—Mrs. Lungdale called me into the Custom-house Stores and told me, in the prisoner's presence, that he had used very insulting and abusive language to her—he said he did not know what he had said for him to be removed—I said, "Take my advice, and leave the house," which he did in about a minute and a half, and went about forty yards from it, and stopped there (my beat went about fifty yards further than that)—I went towards him—he said he would go back to the house—I put my hand on his shoulder in a friendly manner and advised him not to go back, for if he did he would have to put up with the consequences—he took his pipe from his mouth and struck it in my face, saying, "You b—r, take that"—seeing it coming, I knocked off the end of it, and the middle part of the pipe entered the side of my nose—he ran away very fast indeed—he did not appear to be drunk in the least, he stood well when I spoke to him, and seemed to know perfectly well what he was about—I followed him about eighty yards, but did not overtake him—my sergeant took him, and he was taken to the station—I have not been on duty, but have been under the doctors hands ever since—I have suffered a great deal of pain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long was the pipe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The full length, with sealing-wax at the end of it—I, by my action, broke off the top—he might have had one or two pints, but was not tipsy, or he could not have gone down the market in the way he did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BARNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 557). I was on duty in front of Billings
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<p>to go home—I saw him running in a direction from the custom-house towards Billingsgate-market, Stride followed him, calling out, "Stop him!" he turned down the market, where there are a great many stalls and tables on both sides, where I am sure a drunken man could not have run it is so narrow—he was stopped by sergeant Tregaskis—I went up and receired the prisoner—he is the same man I saw running.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe when he got to the station he became very stupid, and remained so all night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe he did—he was not taker before the Magistrate in the morning, the surgeon considered him unfit to attend—a surgeon was sent for to see him—I cannot say at what time—at the time the charge was booked the prisoner was placed on a stretcher and taken to Bow-lane station—he got there about half-past 12 o'clock—he did not appear conscious after he got there—I saw him next day, about twenty minutes to 12, lying in one of the rooms belonging to the station—he was taken before the Magistrate on the Saturday, the next day but one to the occurrence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCKE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what state was he when he was given into year I custody by sergeant Tregaskis?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was not drunk; be walked very well without assistance till he got to the station—the station-sergeant was there—it was after he got into the station-sergeant's presence that he became stupid—he was then asked for his name, and refused to give it—I am quite sure he was not stupid or drunk before he went there—I took him just as the clock struck 12—he did not refuse to give his name, but gave no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE BORLASE"/>GEORGE BORLASE CHILDS</persName> </hi>. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeont, and surgeon to the City-police force. About half-past 12 o'clock on this night Stride called on me at 11, Finsbury-place—I found he had received jagged wound, of about a quarter of an inch in extent, on the left side of the face, just above the upper lip, close to the side of the nose—I probed it; the probe struck on some hard substance, at some depth, resembling the stem of a tobacco-pipe; I found it necessary to enlarge the wound, to expose the upper jaw, and to break down some portion of the upper jaw, to introduce the for
<lb/>ceps, and then, after about three-quarters of an hour, I extracted from the upper jaw the stem of a tobacco-pipe two inches long, firmly impacted in the hollow of the jaw—I dressed the wound; inflammation followed, and he is still under my charge—there was no immediate danger, but it was impossible to say what the remote effect might be; it was a very serious injury, the force must have been very great indeed, it pierced the bone of the jaw; it slanted upwards, and if the jaw-bone had not stopped it, it would have entered the eye.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEEN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 41). I saw the boy Caffrey here as hour ago, outside the door—I was obliged to leave him, as I had another case in the Third Court, and when I came back I could not find him—On Satur
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<p>front-room door at the top of the house—the door was shut—I asked for admittance—it was refused: I cannot tell by whom—I burst the door open, and saw the prisoner, with a red-hot poker in his right hand, holding it by a cloth, which was round the handle—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—his son, John Caffrey, was there, stark naked—I said, "What is the matter?"—the prisoner ordered me out of the room—I said I should not go out—he said I had no business there—I asked the boy, in the prisoner's presence, what had been the matter—he said, "He has been beating me with a red-hot poker"—I saw several marks on the boy's back, breast, and thighs, as of a warm iron—the prisoner's wife was not there at that time—the prisoner insisted on my going out of the room—I would not, but laid hold of him, and said he was my prisoner—He said, "I will see yon b—d before I will go with yon," and made a blow, which broke the rim of my hat—I was even
<lb/>tually driven out of the room—I obtained the assistance of Harris and several other constables—I got into the room again, and the prisoner and his wife threw me over the stairs—he was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I was done beating the boy long before this policeman came in; who was on the landing at the time?
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, No one—I heard cries of "Murder!" from your room—I did not collar you—your boy did not, in my presence, take up a fire-shovel, and say, "If he comes up again I will split him with this"—at the time I burst the door open your wife came up, and you and her threw me down-stairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-165" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARRISS</persName> </hi>. I went to the assistance of my brother constable on this night—I searched the room at the top of the house, and found this poker in the fireplace, under the grate—it was hot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Who was in the room when you came into the room after I was taken into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Your wife only. Nothing of the kind—after I had been to the station, I returned, searched the room, and found the poker hot in the fireplace.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-166" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WALGRAVE</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the infirmary of St. Pancras's work
<lb/>bouse. The boy was brought to me last Saturday week by the police—I examined him—the whole of his back was severely bruised—there was a burn on the top of the back, ten inches long, and at the bottom of the back a burn two inches long; one on the upper portion of the chest, three inches long; one on the right arm, three inches long; another on the left arm, three inches long; one on the light thigh, two inches long; another on the left thigh, two inches long; and one on the left leg, three inches long—the skin was destroyed at the two burns at the back, and the burn on the chest—such an instrument as this poker might have caused the burns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. There was a pot of hot tea in the fireplace; he says that instru
<lb/>ment could inflict ten inches of wound.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. It would produce a wound much longer than that if it was run along when it was hot—there was no burning on the boy which I attribute to a scald, nor any blisters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have one of the worst boys a good father or mother ever had, which the respectable people in the neighbourhood can prove; no father could strive to rear a child with greater honesty than I have, but he has brought scandal and disgrace upon me; I was often obliged to chastise him and he has brought me into that state of mind that I was nearly putting an end to myself, but, thank God, I recovered; he is an old thief; he worked</p>
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<p>for Mr. Parker, and robbed him; I gave him half-a-crown to fetch me some victuals on the 1st of this month, and he ran away, and left me destitute; I caught him, and brought him home, and left him with his mother, and told her to take his clothes off, and hide them away where he could not get them, that he might not make away; so she did; she went out every day to work, the same as myself, and paid a woman to mind the children; when I came home to breakfast he was in bed; I never spoke a word to him; between that and dinner-time he got out of bed, and managed to find some very old trowsers, and made the little girl, six years of age, collect all the old clothes belonging to the children, and make away with them, for 21/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a yard of ticking, and before I came home to dinner he was off; we could not find him anywhere till 8 or 9 o'clock; when I got home again, there he was sitting in the room, naked; I told my wife I would give him a good
<hi rend="italic">hiding</hi>; she went out, and returned as I was beating him with a strap; he ran at me several timer; I
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> him from me, and he went against the fireplace; I was guilty of no brutality to the boy; I am the father of twelve children, and would not do such a thing; I have not beaten him for this twelvemonth, thinking he would become a good boy; since he has been in prison, he has said to the other boys that he would not mind what he said to condemn his father; he was taken for stealing a pair of shoes last Whitsuntide two years, and another time they ordered me to take him home, and see what I could do with him; there was another witness, named Woolahan, to prove that he was on the stain from eight to nine minutes, and he never heard a blow from my room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully Wounding</hi> </rs>. Aged 42.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">KELLY</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHERY</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-171" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN STAFFORD</persName> </hi>. I get my living by jobbing with a horse and cart; I live at No. 24, Ann's-place, Hackney-road. I had a bay mare, which I kept in my stable there—I had another horse at the time in that stable—or Saturday, 23rd Aug., I left my mare safe in the stable about 4 o'clock; the stable was not locked—I went to the stable again about 6 that evening, and the mare was gone—I saw it again on the following Tuesday in North-street, Whitechapel, in possession of Thompson—on the Sunday morning, the day after I lost the mare, I saw the prisoner—I asked him what he had done with the mare—he said he had sold it to a gentleman—I asked him who authorized him to take the mare—he told me I might
<hi rend="italic">ax</hi> his b—y a——the mare was worth 6
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I say I would meet you at your house at 8 o'clock on Monday morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not remember the time you you would be at my house the next morning—I did not buy the mare to sell, I intended to work it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-172" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STAFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's brother, and live with him; I knew the bay mare. On Saturday, 23rd Aug., I saw the prisoner at my brother's stable-door, about ten minutes or a quarter before 6 o'clock in the evening—he had the mare, leading her with the halter—I told him to put the mare up till such time as my brother came home—he said he was only going to the public-house up the street, and my brother was to come there as soon as he came home—he said, "Tell
<hi rend="italic">Ben</hi> to come to the public-house up the street, and I will wait there for him"—he said he was going to take the mare to the public-house to show her to a man who wanted to buy one—he did not say anything about bringing her back—I did not tell the Magistrate that the prisoner said he would bring it back—they read my statement to me; I was not listening; I know I never mentioned the words.</p>
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<interp inst="t18510915-name-173" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live at Halstead, in Essex, and am a horse-dealer. On Saturday night, 23rd Aug., I saw the prisoner in North-street, Whitechapel, a little after 6 o'clock, leading a bay mare—I bought it of him—he asked me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I bought it for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I paid him 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. deposit, and was to pay the rest on Monday morning—he told me he had bought her of Page, the horse
<lb/>dealer—I put the mare in Mr. Thompson's stable, in North-street—I saw her afterwards, when the police gave her up to the man who owned her—it was the same mare that I had bought of the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, N</hi> 6). I took the prisoner on Sunday evening, 24th Aug.—I told him I wanted him for stealing a horse, belonging to Stafford, in Anu's-place—he said, "The horse belonged to me, and I have sold it"—I was out looking for the horse, and while I was out, another officer went with Stafford to Mr. Thompson, and got the mare—he gave it up to me; I had it several days—I was directed by the Magistrate, at the last examination, to give it up to the owner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BENJAMIN STAFFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go to Thompson's stable with a policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and showed him the mare—I do not know what the prisoner means by claiming this mare—I never had any dealings with him—we never bought any horses together—nor a horse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you and I sell one in Worship-street?