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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUNTER, MAYOR. THIRD 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, Jan.</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR; MR. RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY ALLEN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-2" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE CHAUNTLER</persName> </hi>. I am deputy to Mr. Christopher Cuff, who is chief clerk of the Westmimter County Court. I produce the County Court-book, containing the entries of the plaints.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that book in your handwriting?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is; it was made up by me about the time that is entered—it is kept in an outer office—there is no stamp of the Court on it—it is a book for the entry of plaints, from which we issue summonses—it is made up from instructions given in in writing—it is in my custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you an entry there of any plaint by a person of the name of Walstab against Allen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; George Walstab against Henry Allen, for goods sold and delivered, the date when it was entered was the 18th Nov., 1851—it was tried on 6th Dec. last—I have the verdict and direction of the Judge entered in the minute-book—I have it here—I do not keep that book—it is kept by the chief clerk, and sometimes by the assistant-clerk—none of it is in my writing—the result of the trial is entered by the assistant-clerk, Robert Mann—the cause was adjourned to 9th Dec., at 11 o'clock—the entry on the 9th Dec. is also in Mann's writing—the order then made was to pay forthwith the debt and costs—1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was the amount of the debt, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. costs—there is no entry in the minute-book of any direction by the Judge, nor in any book that I am aware of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I understand the entries in the minute-book are in Mann's handwriting?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; every page in the minute-book is signed by the chief clerk, not of the plaint-book—that it not required—I was not present at the hearing of the cause.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it the practice of the County Court to keep the summonses that issue on the plaints?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To keep the duplicates of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-3" type="given" value="PETER DENULLY"/>PETER DENULLY TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer, practising chiefly</p>
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<p>at the Westminster County Court. I was present at the hearing of the plaint of Walstab against Allen, on 9th Dec.—after the evidence had been taken on the part of the complainant the defendant Allen was examined as a witness—I took down what he said—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a transcript in my own handwriting of what passed—I believe it to be perfectly correct—(
<hi rend="italic">reads</hi>) "Henry Allen examined by Mr. Roberts. Did you ever give that gentleman (Mr. Green) an order for goods?—I do not know him. Please answer my question?—No, I never did. Have you ever seen him before?—I never saw him before this morning. Did you ever pay him any money?—No—(
<hi rend="italic">Frederick Pitt came forward.</hi>) Now Mr. Allen, did you ever receive any firewood at any time from that man?—No, I have not received any at all. Now when you say you have not received any at all, what do you mean?—I mean this year and a half, since I disposed of the business. Have you not received any wood from anybody at all for a year and a half?—Not myself. Have you received any on behalf of anybody else, or any other person?—No, I have not. Do you know that young man's countenance at all?—No; I do not. Then you conscientiously swear you never saw him in your house before, I mean in your place in Great Wild-street?—Never, to my knowledge; I can conscientiously swear to that. Look at that signature, and tell me is that your signature?—No. You are sure?—It is not. Are you certain of that?—Quite certain of it. Are you also quite certain this man never presented his book to you?—He never pre
<lb/>sented it to me (
<hi rend="italic">Pickett called into the witness-box</hi>). Did that man deliver any goods to you?—No; I never saw him before. Is that your signature?—No; it is not. That you swear?—Yes, I will. You see that very gentle
<lb/>man who states himself to be the plaintiff's clerk (Mr. Green), did you ever see him, and promise to pay him any sum of money?—No. Did that gentle
<lb/>man ever call upon you in Great Wild-street?—No; not to my knowledge. Did you ever say you would look into the account, and pay it?—I never had any account at all. When did you first go to Great Wild-street to live?—About twenty-one years ago. How long did you live there, without any interruption, continuously, how many years?—Up to June, 1850. Did you dispose of the business?—I let the business. To whom?—To a person of the name of Husband. Where did you go to live?—I went next door. Did you, and do you, carry on business there still?—Yes; but only in the van and cart line. You say you opened a shed next door?—No, Sir. Do you reside in that place now?—Yes; I have resided there ever since the time I dis
<lb/>posed of the business. And you persist in it that you never had these goods, and no one ever applied to you personally for payment of this account?—Yes, I do. When you let the business, did your name continue up?—It was up about a month or six weeks after I left. How came it to be removed?—To get a license for the beer. Yes; but that could have been done without your name. Did you at the same time you were there keep a coal-shed, and retail beer?—Yes. Did the license expire?—Yes, it did; it expired, and another license was got.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Plaintiff.</hi> Have you no idea where this Mr. Husband is?—A great many persons go there to know, but they cannot succeed in finding out. What is the Christian name?—Henry Husband. And the good-will, and stock, and fixtures, were pur
<lb/>chased at the time, and there was no law expenses?—Only the good-will and fixtures were taken. And he only gave you 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?—That is all. How long did he remain there?—About three or four months. Come, let us have it a little nearer than that, say whichever you like; do the premises belong to you?—No; I let them to him on 25th June. Did be happen to go away</p>
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<p>before or after next quarter-day?—He went away before quarter-day. Then it was not three months?—No, it was not; I do not know what be paid for it, but he was gone too." (There was not a question preceding that, 'Did he let it to somebody else.') "Did Mr. Jerry sell it to anybody else?—Yes, What was his name?—Jackson. Where is Mr. Jackson?—He is still there, and the name, I believe, is up, but I will not be certain; I really think Jerry's name is up. By the
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUDGE</hi>. Did you, Mr. Allen, assist Hus
<lb/>band in the business?—No, I did not. Then you were not occasionally much at the house?—No, Sir, I do not suppose I have been there much at all. By the
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLAINTIFF</hi>. What sort of man in appearance is Husband?—He is a stoutish man. Like you?—Yes. And what sort of a man is Mr. Jerry, is he a stoutish man too?—Yes, Sir, he is; Mr. Jackson is a little man. The
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUDGE</hi>. Oh! there must be a verdict for the Plaintiff, unquestionably; all these witnesses identify him, and it seems to me I must commit him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He appears, according to your note, to have answered the questions put to him as to the delivery of goods and so on, without any hesitation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Decidedly, without the least hesitation—the answers were given quite off-hand—I think he was in Court during the examination of all the witnesses for the plaintiff—the persons Green, Pitt, and Pickett, were pointed out to him
<hi rend="italic">seriatim</hi>, and in the most unhesitating way he denied that they had ever sold him any goods, or that he had taken any orders from them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-4" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PITT</persName> </hi>. On 13th Dec., 1850, I was a carman, in the employ of Mr. Walstab. On that day I delivered some fire-wood to the defendant in Great Wild-street—he is in the greengrocery line, and likewise keeps a coal-shed and beer-shop—I delivered 400 of wood, fifteen inches round, at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a hundred—Mr. Allen took some of them from me—I can swear he is the man that took some of them from me—here is the entry in the delivery-book, which he signed (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I gave him the bill first, and he said he would not pay then; and I tore the receipt off the foot, and gave him the book, and he signed it—he sat alongside of the beer-engine at the time, and signed it in my presence—this is his writing in the book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had you been in Mr. Walstab's service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very nearly two years—I never delivered any goods there but that once—I have never seen Allen before nor since, till I saw him at the County Court—I cannot say the number of the house in Great Wild-street at which I delivered the wood, but I recollect the shop well enough—they sell coals, greengrocery, and beer—I gave my evidence at the County Court the same as I have done to-day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this the signature you speak of, "H. Allen," written across the corner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PICKETT</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, in the service of Mr. Walstab, and was so on 30th Dec, 1850. On that occasion I delivered 400 of fire-wood at Great Wild-street, Drury-lane—the defendant is the man to whom I delivered it—I gave him a bill of parcels, he did not pay me—he told me he would pay the man who took the order—I took off the receipt from the invoice, and then handed him the delivery-book to sign—I told him so—he took it from me in the shop; but whether he signed it, or whether he did not, I cannot say—he took it into the back-part of the shop, and brought it back to me, signed—I dare say this is the signature, but I cannot read writing—our delivery-books are numbered 2 and 7—I took wood there twice—I cannot say the day or month that I first went, but I believe it to have been in Nov.—I can read printed figures—this is book No. 2, and this</p>
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<p>is No. 7—I cannot now point out the place where he signed, but it was then the last place in the book that was filled in—I believe it was 400 that I delivered in Nov.—I believe it was of different measurements, but I cannot say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> In point of fact, you cannot distinguish in these books one entry from another?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I cannot—I only saw Allen on those two occasions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-6" type="given" value="AREND JOHN GEORGE"/>AREND JOHN GEORGE WALSTAB</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of the Shot
<lb/>tower Wharf. I was the complainant in the plaint in the County Court—before I took any proceedings against the defendant I went to his premises—I did not know him myself, and had not then seen him—I cannot say on what day it was; it was some few weeks before I took out the summons—the case was heard on 6th Dec., and I must have taken out the summons at the latter end of Nov.—I saw the defendant at a van-shop, in Great Wild-street, No. 7, I believe, adjoining a coal-shed—I asked him if his name was Allen; he said, "Yes"—I then showed him the invoice for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for the two four-hundreds of wood—his answer was, to the best of my recollection, "I don't owe you anything"—I said, "Will you, then, show me the receipts?"—"No," he says, "I will not be bothered about it; I will not be troubled, I owe you nothing"—I then said, "That will compel me to take out a summons against you at the County Court"—he replied, "Summons away, and be d—d"—the claim at the County Court was for the wood delivered on 13th and 30th Dec.—I have recovered the amount at the County Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREEN</persName> </hi>. In Nov., 1850, I was in partnership with Mr. Walstab—in that month I called on the defendant for orders—I cannot charge my memory with the day—I called in Great Wild-street, Drury-lane; I cannot say what number—I saw the defendant on that occasion; it was at a coal-shed and greengrocer's shop—he gave me an order for a certain quantity of fire-wood; I believe it was 500 bundles, but it is so long since—I entered it in the order-book, which will speak for itself—that order was executed, I should think, next day, or the day after—I did not execute it myself—I called again in the early part of Dec.—I then saw the defendant, and he paid me some money—not knowing the quantity of wood he had, I would not venture to say how much he paid me—this book (
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>) is in my handwriting—I received 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from him on 12th Dec.—I have no doubt whatever that the prisoner is the person—this book enables me to say that I received that from him on 29th Nov.—he gave me a further order on that occasion for 400 bundles of wood—the former order was for 300 bundles—by the carman's book it appears that there were 200 bundles of 15-inch wood, and 100 of 13 1/2; it came to 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was the sum I received of him on 12th Dec, and he then gave me a further order for 400 bundles—the price of that is not entered here, it is entered in the ledger—I called on the prisoner again after 12th Dec.—I may have called more than once between the 13th and 30th—I saw the defendant there then—I am quite sure of that—I received a further order from him for 400 bundles, on 30th Dec.—I am quite clear; I received that order from him—I saw him here at the last Sessions, when I was in attendance to go before the Grand Jury—I knew him again immediately I saw him—I also saw him at the County Court—I knew him then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you travel at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not frequently—I was not a regular town-traveller, but I used to move about, and pick up orders, small orders of this sort—we supplied a great many persons, carrying</p>
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<p>on the same sort of business as this in Great Wild-street—I have ceased to be in partnership with Mr. Walstab since 1851—I did not pick up many of these orders in a day—upon these occasions, I do not think I picked up more than two, besides this one—I was more in the round to collect money, and to get orders if I could.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-8" type="given" value="GEORGE BREWSTER"/>GEORGE BREWSTER ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am town-traveller to Mr. Walstab. I knew the defendant—I saw him on the subject of Mr. Walstab'a account in the spring of last year—I cannot say the exact time—I called on him in Great Wild-street, and saw him—he is the man I saw—I delivered him an invoice of the two parcels that were owing for, delivered on 13th and 30th Dec, and told him I had come for the amount—he said he would look over it, and pay me when I called again—I think I told him the amount, I will not be sure—it was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I afterwards called again, but did not see the defendant; I saw a woman—I then called a third time—I think that was about a fort
<lb/>night after the first calling: on that occasion I saw the defendant, and he told me he did not owe it, and would not pay it—I am quite sure he is the same man that told me he would look over the account, and pay me when I called again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You were examined at the County Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the defendant was there at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the defendant sworn?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and live at 15, Bedfordbury. I have known Mr. Allen about twenty years—I have seen his handwriting—I can
<lb/>not say whether I should know his handwriting, without seeing it—I see the "H. Allen" written across this book—I do not believe it is his writing, I cannot positively say, but I do not believe it is—I never heard anything against his character—I have known him during the time he kept the shop up to the present time, and have done work for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Up to what time have you done work for him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On and off for a great number of years—I moved some furniture for him I should say three or four months ago—he has kept a van up to the present time—I am not in service, I work for any person that employs me—I have not seen Allen write for a good while, I cannot exactly say when.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you teen any writing of his recently?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen a bill, and such like, but nothing like that in the book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, and live in Margaret-street, Cler
<lb/>kenwell. I have known Allen thirteen years—I have seen his handwriting, for I have paid him a good deal of money—I do not believe this "H. Allen" to be his writing—I never heard anything against his character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know anything at all about his dealing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A great deal—he has drawn coal, coke, and potatoes from me, and has paid me for them—I have seen him write hundreds of times, the last time was about two years ago—he has not been in the habit of drawing against me for the last two years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a cow-keeper and carman, in Drury-lane. I know Allen—I have had opportunities of knowing his handwriting, and have occa
<lb/>sionally had bills from him at different times—it appears to me as if this "H. Allen" in this book is too good a writing for his; he is a very inferior writer—I very much doubt its being his—I have known him fifteen years—he always bore an honourable character.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-12" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOX</persName> </hi>. I am an appraiser and undertaker, and keep a broker's shop. I live at 38, New-street, Long-acre—I have lived there eight years, and in the immediate neighbourhood forty-five years—I have known Allen eighteen or twenty years—he has borne the character of an honest, truthful man—I have had dealings with him, and have had opportunities of knowing his hand
<hi rend="italic">looking at the book</hi>) I see the name of "H. Allen" here—I do really, on my solemn oath, believe it not to be his writing, because he cannot write so well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you known much of him lately?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I know his wife—I never saw her write—I am satisfied she cannot write, and I can tell you why.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-13" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL FIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a brass-worker and gas-fitter, and live at 4, Endell-street. I have known Allen twenty two years—I always thought him an honest, truthful man—I have dealt with him up to recently—I have had opportunities of knowing his handwriting, but I have not seen it lately, perhaps not for a year and a half—this "H. Allen" is not like the writing I have seen—I have seen him write—the last time I should say was two years ago—his is a common way of writing—he would not write like a learned man that could change his hand, it would be regular and general in its appearance—I cannot charge my memory with what I last saw him write—I have seen him write his own name not a long time ago—I do not think I have seen him write his name for these two years or more—that was in his own shop—I cannot charge my memory with the occasion—I have been to his shop when goods have been delivered there—I have worked for him as a gas-fitter, not as a journeyman, but as a master—I keep a shop in Endell-street, Bloomsbury—I was not at the County Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> During the time you have known him, have you several times actually seen him write?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have—I have had bills of his, and acted upon them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Several other witnesses deposed to the prisoners good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, embezzling 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-19" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER BURRELL</persName> </hi>. I live in Russell-street, Bloomsbury, and keep a coffee-stall, in Cornhill—I have known the prisoner about twelve or thirteen years. On Monday morning, 1st Dec, I was at my coffee-stall, in Cornhill, between 5 and 6 o'clock—I was warming myself over my coffee-stall, and fell asleep—I awoke, and saw the prisoner there—I said to her, "There you are, I see"—she turned round, and said, "And there you are, you b----vagabond"—I told her not to make use of that expression, but to come round, and I would speak to her—there was no one there but her and me—I heard the coffee-tap turned, and in turning round to turn it off, I received a blow at the</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you have been acquainted with her for some time; had you lived with her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I have had intercourse with her—I am a married man, and she is a married woman—I had been in the habit of having intercourse with her—she used to come and assist my wife at first—I had often given her money before—I did not take her away from her husband; she left her husband—she said it was on my account—I do not believe so—she told me it was in consequence of his abuse—I told the Magistrate I believed she did leave her husband to come to me—I did not pay the rent of a room for her; I gave her money at different times—she often came to me and said she had not paid her rent, and I gave her money—I visited her at several rooms—I do not call that living with her, because I did not leave my home—she changed her lodging several times during the last year or two—I have visited her at all her lodgings—I heard her say, after she had struck me, that she thought she had not hurt me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-20" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS MURIEL</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon, at Guy's Hospital. Burrell was brought there about 6 o'clock on this morning—he was not admitted then, bat I examined him—I found three small scalp wounds at the back
<lb/>part of the head—they were then bleeding slightly, and had evidently been bleeding more—they had been inflicted with some blunt instrument, such as this (
<hi rend="italic">produced by the officer</hi>)—I dressed his head, and he went away—he came back at 10—he was then labouring under some inflammatory symptoms, which induced me to detain him, and he remained there until last Friday—the wounds were not in themselves dangerous, but wounds in the head always are so—I cannot say that he was ever in danger.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he appear to have been drinking, between the first and second occasions of his coming?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not observe it—the skin was broken in three places, to a very small extent—I think it must have been done with the heavy end of the poker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-21" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WATERMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 477). On Monday morning, 1st Dec, I was on duty near the Royal Exchange—Burrell came running to me, with his head bleeding—I saw the prisoner standing at the coffee-stall—he told me she had struck him on the head—I went back with him to the prisoner—she said, "I don't think I have hurt him, for I only hit him twice"—I took her into custody—as I was taking her to the station I heard her drop something—I got a light, and found it to be this knife (
<hi rend="italic">producing one</hi>)—this poker I took from her hand at the coffee-stall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-inspector</hi>). On the morning of 1st Dec. I was at Bow-lane station, when the prisoner was brought there—this poker and knife were given to me—I found no marks of blood upon them—I said to the prisoner, "This will be a serious matter, if the man should die"—she replied, "I don't think I have hurt him much; I did not use the knife, I only struck him twice with the poker; but he has driven me to it by his conduct towards me, and during the whole of yesterday I had neither food or firing."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PETER BURRELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know her husband?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do—he is a labourer, and works by the water-side—I dare say he is about her own age—this poker is not mine; it is not the one I used at my stall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a long defence, stated that she had for seven years carried on an improper intimacy with the prosecutor, by whom she had two children; that he had induced her to quit her husband, promising to provide for her, but that during the last year and a half he had treated her very cruelly, and left her in a state of destitution almost amounting to starvation.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs> Aged 38.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Mitchell stated that the prisoner's account, as to her distress, was correct.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COM
<lb/>MON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</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="t18520105-name-29" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KING</persName> </hi>. I am an engine-driver, on the Dover Railway. I resided, in Oct. last, in the Old Kent-road—in Aug., 1850, I gave an order for one or two pairs of trowsers, I forget which, and a blue beaver overcoat, of M'Pher
<lb/>son, which were delivered to me about six weeks afterwards—this is the bill I had with them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—with respect to paying the money, sometimes he would come to me when I was on the engine, and I would give him a sovereign—I have got the receipts—here is a letter which I received, demanding payment—I knew nothing of Mr. Varley—I thought I was dealing with M'Pherson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been an old customer of his?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have had no other transactions but what are on these bills—I did not know him before—he was recommended to me by a customer—I did not pay him all the amounts at one time—sometimes he would come to me when I was not prepared.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clothier, and carry on business in Tottenham-court-road and the Edgware-road—Hopkins entered my service about July, 1849, at a salary of 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and I consented to allow him a commission of 5 per cent, on all orders he brought, when paid for, and gave him to under
<lb/>stand that I did not allow him to do business on his own account—about four or five months afterwards he called me on one side, and said he had been speaking to a beer-shop-keeper respecting the formation of a clothes' club, if I had no objection—I said I had no objection; it was his business—a few days afterwards he spoke to me again, and said he had spoken to several per
<lb/>sons who had joined the club, but it was necessary for the club to stand in his name, as they would not support a shopkeeper—I consented to that, and</p>
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<p>some orders for clothes were executed in Hopkins's name; "but it was not on his account—I received all the money, as far as I know—M'Pherson had previously worked for me, and he came to me in June, 1850, and said he understood I wanted a cutter—I asked him who told him so—he said Hop
<lb/>kins did—he said he could bring a large trade to my establishment—I spoke to Hopkins about hiring him—he said he was formerly a foreman of his, and he believed him to be a thoroughly honest man, and in great difficulty and distress—I engaged him at 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week wages, and a few days afterwards arranged that he should have 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per cent, commission on the business he brought, on its being paid for—the arrangement about Hopkins's commission was altered just before or just after the clothes-club commenced, five or six months before M'Pherson came, when I abolished the commission, and increased his salary to 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, as I found two or three customers whom he introduced were previous customers of mine—both went on upon those terms till they left my service—in Oct., 1850, I had bill-heads printed—this is one of them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I told Hopkins that in future he was to make out the bills which he delivered to M'Pherson, on those invoices, instead of on plain paper—mine is a ready-money trade, and I had never had any invoices before—it was Hopkins's duty to receive from M'Pherson an account of the orders he had taken, and enter them in the book; and after M'Pherson had cut out the orders, to take an account of the quantity used, and enter it in the cutting-book; he was then to give the work out to the workpeople, and enter it in the work-book and in the wages-book—it was M'Pherson's place to take the goods home—it was Hopkins's duty to make out the invoice and deliver it to M'Pherson, to deliver with the goods; and if he brought home word that he had not received the money, Hopkins had a small memorandum-book, in which he was to enter it; when the money was brought home, he was to enter it on the other leaf; I gave strict instructions that I would have no goods left on credit—these two bills (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), are in M'Pherson's writing—they are for articles supplied to a person named King—one it, "21st Oct., 1850. Mr. King to Thomas M'Pherson: 1 pair black trowsers, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; ditto blue, 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>." Signed, "T. M'Pherson"—the other is, "31st March, 1851. Balance of account, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; balance due, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Thomas M'Pherson"—this is my order-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—here is an entry in Hopkins's writing; "Mr. King, London end of the North Kent Railway; 1 pair of black doe trowsers, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—here is another entry of a "blue beaver paletot, with silk collar and cuffs, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;" and a blue waistcoat, entered at the same time, with no price named—I made that entry by M'Pherson's direction—here is another entry, in Hopkins's writing; "Mr. King, 1 pair blue beaver trow
<lb/>sers, 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—this is my cutting-book, where the materials for making those things should appear—here is an entry, in Hopkins's writing, of the cutting of the blue doe-skin trowsers for Mr. King—here is also an entry, by Hop
<lb/>kins, of the cutting of the coat; but there is no entry of the waistcoat—the third entry is also in Hopkins's writing—those entries indicate that the things were made of my materials—this is my wages-book; it contains entries of the employment of men to make these things, in Hopkins's writing—the trowsers at 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. were paid for in full; and on account of the trowsers at 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., M'Pherson paid me, on 30th Oct., 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said that was all he could get from the party at that time—here is an entry on 15th May; "Cash paid, 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," leaving 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have received no portion of the rest of the money—shortly before M'Pherson left, I went, one by one, through all the unpaid accounts, from the commencement, and asked him to give me the addresses of the various parties who owed the money—when I came to Mr.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185201050010"/>
<p>King's order for the coat and waistcoat for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., where only 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid, he admitted that the balance was still owing—after I had finished the book, he said he could collect the whole of the accounts to a farthing, he knew the parties, and they were all respectable—I had not any notion, at that time, that he had received the money—he left my service on 1st July, and on the morning of the 2nd, I sent him a letter, discharging him—this bill for the trowsers is in M'Pherson's writing—the 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid on 30th Oct., the bill being dated the 21st—the 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the March bill was received by me in May—I ought, perhaps, to name that a coat and waistcoat was entered by me to M'Pherson, by his instructions, and was afterwards altered to a pair of trowsers, by Hopkins, and the price put to them, 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have a great many people in your employ?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; at present I have only three at each shop—I have had as many as five at the Edgeware-road house, where the prisoners were employed—the name of Thompson is not up there at all; but if you want to know whether I carry the business on in the name of Thompson, I tell you at once I do—the name of Thompson is not over the door, or in any part of the building—Thompson is merely a fictitious name—I opened the business in that name eighteen months ago—Mr. Elman, my foreman, carries on the business for me—he does not have a commission; he has a poundage on all money taken beyond a certain amount each week; it is 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound—it is merely given as an inducement to do business—I believe some of my men had the same at this time, but not the men at present in my employ; three out of five at the Edgeware-road had it, and I think two out of the three at the other shop—you may call mine a slop-shop, if you like; it is a tailoring and ready-made clothes shop—I do not know what is meant by the word slop—I should not call it a slop-shop—I made verbal arrangements with both prisoners about the commission—the names of the clothes-club are entered in this book—here are thirteen names down here—they were not persons in my employ at all—Hopkins was not one of the club; he carried it on—each member paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week, and there was to be a draw once a fortnight, and the party who was successful had a garment made to the amount—it is not a lottery; each member has his draw in his turn; the only question is who shall get the first—I gave Hopkins authority to cut out clothes for the club—I have got the orders entered in my books—I did not take stock before Hopkins left, I swear that—I swear I did not go over the accounts—I measured a portion of the piece goods; I did so because I missed a piece of cloth out of my stock, and my object was to go through the books at some future time, and see if it was correct—that was in the presence of Hopkins—I did not express myself satisfied—I do not think I went through any silks at all on that occasion—I have no private affairs—I have a book here containing an account of the moneys owing on account of these goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Now I see here a black mark with the word "private" written under it; why did you scratch that out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had no particular object in view in scratching that out; it was done before I suspected either of the prisoners—I looked on it as not being a private account, and I thought the word had no business there—this is not headed as a private debtor and creditor account at this end of the book—this end refers to money owing by M'Pherson to me, which he had had of me, on account of goods which he had had out of my shop—I sold goods to M'Pherson for his children and for his own wear, if he required them—this is my writing, copied from my day-book—it is goods that he has had—the originals are the greater part in Hopkins's writing—I only sell goods to persons in my employ for their own use—Hopkins had</p>
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<p>goods, and I dare say other persons in my establishment have—they always said, "If you please, Sir, I want a pair of trowsers," or "a coat," "and I will pay you so much a week out of my wages"—after the first examination M'Pherson was discharged—Hopkins was not in custody at all; he attended in pursuance of a summons—I believe he was let out on his own recog
<lb/>nizances twice—the proceedings have never been abandoned; I went on with them before the action commenced, as far as consulting my solicitor went—I did not get out the summons—it was not four months before I took farther steps, it was between three and four months—the summonses were granted by Mr. Long, in September, six weeks before the action commenced—my solicitor did not have them—we got the Magistrate's consent that the summonses should issue, but we did not take them out till after the action commenced—I never had them in my possession—I knew of their being taken out—I cannot tell how long that was before they were served on the prisoners; it might have been a week or a fortnight, I do not think it was a month—I do not know when they were served, I think it was only a few days from their being obtained to their being served—when Hopkins left me, he went into the employment of a person, at Brompton, in the same line as myself—I only saw him there once—after he left there, I heard that he took a situation as foreman in a clothing establishment about twelve or fifteen doors off me—I do not know whether it was before or after I heard that that I commenced these proceedings—it was quite Immaterial to me about his being there—I do not know that he was carrying on a little business for himself near roe, as a tailor—I do not know how he got his living after he left me—I do not think I have seen him above twice since, except before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you found the state of your affairs, you had M'Pherson taken on a charge pf embezzlement?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; ha was taken before Mr. Long, the sitting Magistrate, and remanded—the Magistrate said he did not think the offence was embezzlement, and he was discharged—I afterwards, by the advice of my attorney, took counsel's opinion on the matter, and an application was made again to Mr. Long for me on a fresh case—Mr. Long directed a summons to issue for both prisoners to appear—I had occasion, in the course of the matter, to change my attorney, which caused some delay—I put the natters into the hands of my present attorney, Mr. Lewis, and left it to him to have the summonses served in the ordinary course—the first intimation I had of Hopkins's share in the matter was finding some papers at M'Pherson's lodgings, after he had been taken—the sum demanded of me by M'Pherson on the action is 66
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the total amount I have received from customers introduced by M'Pherson is between 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid him his wages every week—(
<hi rend="italic">The following letter was here read</hi>: "Mr. King, I, Bridge-street, Old Kent-road—22nd Jan., 1861. You will, I trust, excuse this; but having a heavy amount to make up on Mon
<lb/>day next will, I hope, plead a sufficient apology. I will be with you on Wednesday night, when I trust you will be prepared with the needful.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-31" type="surname" value="SHERRON"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-31" type="given" value="EDWARD RICHARD"/>EDWARD RICHARD SHERRON</persName> </hi>. I am a builder—in January last I ordered of M'Pherson a pair of trowsers—they were delivered to me, and the bill with them, which was for 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and which I paid M'Pherson at the time, and for a blue silk velvet waistcoat as well, that was included in the same bill—it was receipted by M'Pherson—I never knew Mr. Varley—I thought I was dealing with M'Pherson, and had been for some years—I think the waistcoat was 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have been an old customer of M'Pherson's?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185201050012"/>
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have—I always considered him an honest, industrious, upright man, and have heard him spoken of as such.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-32" type="surname" value="VARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-32" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I find in this book, in Hopkins's writing, an entry of a pair of woollen cord trowsers, 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but no entry of a velvet waist
<lb/>coat—none of that 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. has been paid to me, nor have I received 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for a velvet waistcoat; I know nothing of it—Mr. Sherron appeared in my books as a debtor for 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—when I went through them with M'Pherson he said the 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was still due—the entry of the trowsers at the end of the cutting-book is in Hopkins's writing, but no particulars are given of the materials; it was his duty to enter the materials.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is not the letter "R" against that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that means that the goods were made and paid for out of my money—I felt myself compelled to adopt that plan from the carelessness of Hopkins—I put the letter "R" because I found that they were entered in the work-book, but it had no reference to the invoice—I kept the invoices—it was Hopkins's duty to enter the cloth from his instructions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Suppose M'Pherson got an order; what was his duty, when he came home, with reference to it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To cause it to be entered in the order-book, and assuming it to be entered it was then Hopkins's duty to give the materials to M'Pherson, to cut out—if Mr. Sherron ordered a pair of trowsers, M'Pherson did right in causing it to be entered in the order-book—Hopkins's duty was then to inquire of M'Pherson the material to be used, and to enter it in the cutting-book, and when the two correspond I put the letter "R," which means that it is right as far as respects the wages; it has nothing to do with the customer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-33" type="surname" value="CASEY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-33" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP CASEY</persName> </hi>. In June last I ordered a pair of woollen cord trowsers of M'Pherson—they were delivered to me, and I paid him 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—a bill was not sent with them—I did not know Mr. Varley; I thought I was dealing with M'Pherson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known M'Pherson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew him about the beginning of Jan., 1851.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-34" type="surname" value="VARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> In my order-book I find, in Jan. last, "Mr. Casey, 1 pair of worsted cord trowsers, 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," in my writing—I took the order from M'Pherson—here is an entry in the cutting-out book just the same as that in Mr. Sherron's case, but no entry of the material—it is in Hopkins's writing—in the wages-book there is an entry of the wages paid for making them—I have not received any part of the 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it was in the list I went through with M'Pherson—I told him I wanted him to give me the addresses of all the people who owed the money, which he did, and which I found was very incorrect—on the day M'Pherson left I had him into my private room, and told him, as it appeared to me that he could not get the debts in so satisfactorily as I wished, I was determined to put them into the hands of a debt-collector, and collect them myself—he said there was no occasion for me to do so; he only wanted a little time, and he would get them all in—he was very much agitated, which raised my suspicion—he did not afterwards give me the perfect addresses—he did not intimate to me, in any shape or way, that he had sold the things on his own account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you know that M'Pherson had customers of his own?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I swear that—I did not know that he intended to keep them in the event of his leaving my employ—they were not his customers—he introduced them to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-35" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. About Nov., 1850, I ordered a coat and waistcoat of M'Pherson—I received them, and this bill with them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185201050013"/>
<p>paid—it is receipted—in Sept. 1850, I ordered a pair of black trowsers, for which I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—and in Dec. a pair of blue trowsers, for which I paid 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this is the bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is receipted by M'Pherson—I bought a cord waist
<lb/>coat of M'Pherson, for which I paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not have any receipt for that, I did not order it, he fetched it down and wanted me to buy it, and I did so (
<hi rend="italic">bills read</hi>)—"Mr. Elliott to Thomas M'Pherson, 7th Dec. 1850; one pair of blue beaver traverses 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., settled, Thomas M'Pherson."—"Mr. Elliott bought of Thomas M'Pherson, one pair of black trowsers 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; one pair of blue trowsers 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; one pilot jacket and trowsers 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Thomas M'Pherson.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-36" type="surname" value="VARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-36" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This bill, dated 7th Dec., is in Hopkins's writing—the other bill has no date—a portion of it is in M'Pherson's writing, and a portion in some ones, who I do not know—the bill that is receipted by M'Pherson is in Hopkins's writing, and it makes M'Pherson the settler—(
<hi rend="italic">referring to his book</hi>)—I have an entry here to Mr. Elliott, for a pair of blue trowsers 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., dated in the week commencing Dec. 2nd, in Hopkins's writing—I have never been paid that sum—it was in the list when I went over it with M'Pherson, and he represented it to be due—the second bill is one pair of black trowsers 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; receipted by M'Pherson, and there is a pair of blue trowsers added to it 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and a pilot jacket and waistcoat 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—in my book I have an entry of a jacket and trowsers by Hopkins, and afterwards the jacket altered to a sporting-coat, and the trowsers altered to a waistcoat, both by Hopkins—this second debt was in the list of outstanding debts when I went through them—I received 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of it from M'Pherson, on the last day he was in my employ—he stated that was all he could get from the party at present—I did not know the articles were paid for when they were taken home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are they marked "R," too?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, because the cutting is entered in that order—Hdpkins has made out bills in my presence—I swear that in those bills M'Pherson was not made the seller, they were all made out in my name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-37" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-37" type="surname" value="PARKS"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-37" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PARKS</persName> </hi>. In 1851 I ordered a boy's suit of clothes, in blue, of M'Pherson—they were delivered, and this bill was afterwards delivered (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and they were charged 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid M'Pherson 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of it—his son wrote this receipt—he was not present.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-38" type="surname" value="VARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I do not know whose writing this is, it is not M'Pherson's—I have an entry of these articles in my order-book, made by myself at M'Pherson's desire, "Mrs. Parks, one hussar blue cloth suit, 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—it is also entered in the wages-book, and cutting-out book—I have never received any part of the money for it—I am not quite sure whether that one was among the list of debts, I rather think it was, but am not sure—the entry in the cutting-out book is my own—I made it at M'Pherson's desire—I asked him particularly what quantity of cloth had been used, and he said one yard and three-quarters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is the date?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> June 1851—Hopkins was not then in my service—(
<hi rend="italic">bill read</hi>—"24th June, 1851. Mrs. Parks, bought of Thomas M'Pherson, one suit superfine blue cloth for Master Parks, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; By cash, July 1st, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-39" type="surname" value="BEWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEWICK</persName> </hi>. In Feb. I ordered a pair of grey doeskin trowsers and a silk velvet waistcoat of M'Pherson—they were delivered in about a fortnight, with this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I paid M'Pherson 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he receipted the bill—when I received those I ordered a black frock coat—I received it, and this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and paid M'Pherson, and he receipted the bill (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"9th Feb. 1851; Mr. Bewick to Thomas M'Pherson, rich</p>
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<p>black velvet vest, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; pair of grey doe-skin trowsers, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Settled, Thomas M'Pherson"—"March 1st, 1851; Mr. Bewick to Thomas M'Pher
<lb/>son, a superfine black frock coat, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Paid, Thomas M'Pherson.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-40" type="surname" value="VARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-40" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The first of these bills is in M'Pherson's writing, and also the receipt—the second is in Hopkins's writing, but I cannot say whose writing the receipt to that is—I have an entry in the order-hook, in Hopkins's writing, "Mr. Bewick, one pair trowsers, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and a fancy waistcoat," without any price against it—in the cutting-out-book there is merely an entry of the name, but no quantity of cutting—there is the "R" attached to it—there is no entry of the frock-coat in any of the books—M'Pherson paid me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on account of the grey trowsers, on the last day he was in my employ—he said that was all he could get at present from the party—that was in the book as an outstanding debt—he told me the money was owing for the trowsers, but the waistcoat had not been made or delivered, the man had not had it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew M'Pherson had been in business for him
<lb/>self before he came to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he told me so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-41" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-41" type="surname" value="FOGG"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-41" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY FOGG</persName> </hi>. My husband has died since this matter; he used to deal with Mr. Varley—in Jan. last year, my husband went to his shop, and some waistcoat patterns were afterwards brought to me by Hopkins, in this book—(
<hi rend="italic">reduced</hi>)—I am certain this is the book, because Hopkins pointed out this pattern (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to it</hi>), saying it was a serviceable one; and I said we had it before and the colour flew—I chose one waistcoat for my son, and ano
<lb/>ther for my husband—I also ordered a coat and trowsers for my son—about a week after they were delivered, this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was brought by Hop
<lb/>kins, and I paid it, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this bill makes me debtor to Hopkins, and then that is passed through with a pen, but I did not observe it at the time—he gave me this receipt—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—"Jan. 1851; Mr. Fogg, to C. Hopkins, one dress coat, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; one satin vest, 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; one pair black trowsers, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; one rich figured satin vest, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;—6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Paid, Jan. 18, 1851. Charles Hopkins.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know Mr. Varley?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have lived a few doors off him for ten or twelve years, and have had several dealings with him—Hopkins worked for my son, when he was in business himself some years ago, in Oxford-street—he called that to my memory when he called and said if I left it to him the coat should be well made.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-42" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I knew Mr. Fogg—before the date of this bill I was told he had been to the shop, but I did not see him—this bill is in Hopkins's writing, and makes Mrs. Fogg debtor to Hopkins—I have no entry of the transaction in my books—these are the coat and waistcoat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I cannot speak to the cloth, but the trimmings and lining I can say were made at my shop—I missed eighteen or twenty yards of this sleeve-lining all of a sudden out of the shop, and no one knew where it was gone—I also recognise the pattern of the buttons—in June, 1850, I bought several lengths of figured satin, and among them the same patterns as these two waistcoats—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a portion of each pattern which I have in stock now, and these two patterns in the pattern-book are of the same stuff—they were put into the book by Hopkins, at my direction—I bought three yards of one of them; one yard only has been used, and I have only one yard left—I am short one yard—it takes about a yard to make a waistcoat of this size—of the other one I bought three yards and a half—none of that has been used—I sent one yard and three-quarters to my other shop, and I produce a yard now—I am three-quarters short.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are they not very large waistcoats?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One of them is—a yard will make a very large waistcoat—I am sure it would not take one and a quarter—I have many entries here in Hopkins' writing, where only three-quarters or seven-eighths are used—it is rather uncommon material.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-43" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PILE</persName> </hi>. I am attached to the Iron Steam-boat Wharf, at Nine Elms. In Aug., 1850, I ordered a coat of M'Pherson, and afterwards a waistcoat and trowsers—they were brought home by M'Pherson—I paid him for them—these are the receipts (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I paid one in Dec., and one in Jan. (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"23rd Dec., a brown coat, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; trowsers, 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," and then there is 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. taken off for a pair of trowsers which he had made for me before, which were returned, "Jan., 1851. Superfine blue trowsers, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; waistcoat, 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Received, Thomas M'Pherson."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you known M'Pherson some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I believe him to be a very respectable man, that is the character he has borne.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you bought a pair of trowsers of him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, two or three years ago, when he was in Poplar—they were delivered, and I paid him for them—I afterwards sent them back, and he owed me for them—in Dec, 1850, he came to me, and said he was very sorry he had not returned them, but bad fortune had befallen him, and he was then willing to make me another pair—1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was taken off this bill for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-44" type="surname" value="VARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This small bill is in M'Pherson's writing, and the other in Hopkins's, the one settled is in M'Pherson's—I find in my book, in Hopkins's writing, "Mr. Pile, Iron Steam-boat Company, one sporting coat and trowsers," that is cast up "1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>." instead of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—there is an entry of it in the cutting-book, by Hopkins—there is no entry of a waistcoat to Mr. Pile, or of the trowsers which were given for the old debt—there are entries of them in the wages-book for the making of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is not that waistcoat a very common pattern?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No very uncommon—it may be bought at other places.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAWKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, S</hi> 9). When M'Pherson was charged with embezzlement in July, I searched his lodging, and there saw a little boy, with a file of papers in his hand, looking at them and there were papers under the fireplace—I took possession of some of them, and marked them at the time—these are two of them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> M'Pherson gave himself up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; some of the papers were on a file, some under the fireplace, some in a drawer, and some under the bed—none of them were torn out of any book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-46" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VARLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These calculations on this large paper are in Hopkins's writing, and the small one in M'Pherson's—(
<hi rend="italic">These were several items of articles delivered, the price of making being deducted, and the balance equally divided</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were these papers torn out of any book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received excellent characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">M'PHERSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-151-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 49.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOPKINS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18520105-151-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18520105-151-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-151-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 41.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against Hopkins and six other indictments against M'Pherson.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-inspector</hi>). On the morning of 24th Dec. I was on duty at the lower end of Romford-market, and saw Grant with a horse—I told him to move on, and, in consequence of something said to me, I followed him and the horse—I came up to it a second time, when both prisoners were together—Christie had hold of it—when he saw me coming, he let go of the halter at once—I was in uniform—I asked Christie where he had the horse from, and whose it was; he made me no answer—I then asked Grant where they had the horse from; he said, "We have only rode him down eleven or twelve miles"—I asked where he had him from; he said, "From Globe-lane, Mile-end"—I asked who it belonged to; they did not know—I took them both into custody, and the horse—Chambers afterwards gave me a description of the horse, which corresponded with it—he afterwards saw it—I showed it to the younger Chambers on the Monday following; they both identified it—there are a great many horses for sale every Wednesday in that market; but when I first saw Grant, he was not at that part of the market where the horses were selling, and I told him to go to the other part of the market, where they were selling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHAMBERS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Globe-lane?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it does not adjoin the field where the horse was turned out; it does not adjoin the park—there is no gate or fence to the field—there were houses building—the horse could stray into the road if he liked—Globe-lane is about five minutes' walk from there—if a horse strayed out of that open ground, it might go on to Globe-lane—I used to take the chance whether it strayed or not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I passed them, and left them—I afterwards saw them come into</p>
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<p>Romford with the horse, and laid to Grant, "Whose is this horse?"—I know he used to work at Mr. Wells's, the horse-dealers, and asked him whether it was one of Mr. Wells's—he said. "No, it belongs to this young man, Christie"—I was going to buy it, but thought Christie did not look as if he had a horse of his own, and said to Grant, "I think you have stolen it"—he said, "You know, you know"—my looking at it caused a little obstruction, and the officer told them to move on—I asked Grant the price of it; he said, "30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I did not like to buy it, at I did not like the appearance of the
<hi rend="italic">chaps.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Grant.</hi> I never said a word about the price, it was the other boy who was with me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am quite sure Grant offered it to me for sale, and to the best of my recollection 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was the price—there was another boy with them, but I am quite sure it was Grant that named the price.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Grant's Defence.</hi> We were coming down Grove-lane, on Wednesday morning, and saw the horse straying along; the other boy with us caught him, and said he would take him to Romford; we tried to persuade him to take him to the Green-yard, but he would not, and just as we got to Rom
<lb/>ford I rode it into the market; the horse dealers came round us, and wanted to buy it; I came out of the market, and met Christie; I went with him into the market again, and the other boy asked 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it; the officer would not take the boy who was alongside of us.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> There was a smaller lad, who wished to be taken into custody; he wished to be taken with them, wherever they were going—I did not take him, because I did not see him have anything to do with the horse, and I had no charge against him—he did not interfere with the horse to my knowledge—he was about twelve or thirteen years old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Grant.</hi> He is seventeen; he was stroking the horse's back when you came up and took us.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">both strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520105-155-offence-1 t18520105-name-60"/>Thomas Weaks</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-61" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WEAKS</persName> </hi>. I am a medical student. On 30th Dec. I was passing through Long-lane, Smithfield, about 8 o'clock in the evening—I felt something behind me, looked round, and saw the prisoner with my hand
<lb/>kerchief in his hand—he threw it into the street, and ran away—a friend who was with me followed him, and caught him—I gave the handkerchief to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-62" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am a medical student. I was with Mr. Weaks, and saw the prisoner with the handkerchief in his hand—he ran a way, and I ran after him, and caught him—he threw it back—I followed him halfway round Smithfield.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> At first he said he did not see the handkerchief in my hand, he saw it lying on the ground.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I said no such thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-63" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 72). I took the prisoner, and received this handkerchief (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Weaks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-64" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WEAKS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is my handkerchief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> There was a woman and a little boy behind the gentle
<lb/>man; the gentleman hallooed out that there was a little boy at his pocket; the boy
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> the handkerchief away, and I ran after him and was caught; I get my living by work.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-155-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 20.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520105-156-offence-1 t18520105-name-66"/>Julia Lancet</persName>: and 1 ring, value 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-67" type="surname" value="HYMAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520105-156-offence-1 t18520105-name-67"/>Abraham Hyman</persName>, her master.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-68" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA LANCET</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel Lancet, a tailor, of 12, Crosby-row, Walworth—in Dec. last we were living in Steward-street, in the liberty of the Tower, the house of Mr. Hyman, my brother-in-law; the prisoner was his servant. On 10th Dec. I missed my purse, containing 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a silver coin with a small hole in it, from the pocket of my dress, which I left on a chair in my sister's bed-room—on Saturday, 13th Dec., I went to my sister's to search for the money—I looked in the cupboard in the kitchen, and saw the prisoner's box there—I know it was hers because she claimed it—I found in it a purse, which was not mine, which contained at one end 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in gold and silver, and my coin, and at the other end 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and this ring—I believe this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to be the coin I lost—I had had it about twelve months—I told the prisoner there was my money in her box—she made no reply—afterwards she said it was her own; that was about a quarter of an hoar before the policeman came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She said she sent her money borne in her frock-pocket by a boy.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did say so at first, but I found out afterwards I had left it at home, on a chair—I found that out by coming home again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-69" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM HYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale-furrier—I married the sister of the last witness; she has been living with us twelve years. On 13th Dec. I came home, about 2 o'clock—my sister-in-law showed me a purse and a ring, which belonged to my daughter, who is twelve years old—I went down to the kitchen, and said, "Mary, this is a bad job; how is it you have been stealing Miss Julia's purse?"—she said she had not done so; it was her own money—I asked her if the ring was her own, and said she had better tell the truth—she said she found the ring when she was making Miss Rose's bed—this is the ring; it is of very trifling value—there is no mark on it—my daughter had not worn it—she only used to have it to play with—the prisoner's wages were 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—she had lived with us not quite three months, and had had about a month's wages—I had not paid her as much as 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but she had about half a guinea given to her in presents, when we had a party—we had a very good character with her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-70" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SANDERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner, and produce the property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-156-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 20.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. RYLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LOCKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CRISPIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, New-court, Moor-lane, Cripplegate, and am a journeyman dyer. I recollect
<hi rend="italic">boxing</hi> night, 26th Dec.—about 7 o'clock that evening, I sent my daughter, Mrs. Gay, out for change for a sovereign—I thought she was gone rather longer than she ought to be, and went out</p>
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<p>to look after her—I went to the Crow public-house, which it nearly opposite the court where I live, in Moor-lane—I saw her there, about receiving the change of the sovereign, and I noticed Oxley there, close to her—I did not notice anybody else—there were twenty or thirty people there, I should say—the front of the bar was full of people—I followed my daughter out of the door, towards my own house—I was not more than two yards behind her, and as I was about turning the corner of the court I was knocked down, by whom I do not know—I received the blow in my months—I should say there were two or three persons near me at the time—I could not say how many, as I was knocked down so suddenly—I should say there was more than one—directly I was knocked down I was kicked—I saw who kicked me; it was Oxley—I begged for mercy—that was while I was down—I called him a coward, and asked him what he was kicking me for—I was kicked about the head by Oxley; but it is nearly well now—I was also kicked, in other places—I said to him, "You have kicked my head nearly all to pieces, and now you are satisfied; you have broken my arm; what have I done to be served in this manner?"—I did not know at the time that my arm was broken; but I felt in sad pain—I felt a kick, on my arm—there was no one near me at the time but Oxley, and it was, under a gas-light—I had an opportunity of noticing him well—I became insensible, or nearly so—before I became insen
<lb/>sible I attempted to get up—I had nearly got up, and Oxley kicked me in the front of the head, and I saw three men, rushing into my house after my son, and I heard one of them say, "Pull the b----out"—they were like beasts going into a slaughter house; they hardly knew which to get in first—I was taken to the hospital, and had my arm set—I have still got it in splints.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you been
<hi rend="italic">boxing</hi> that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had been out in the day—I had been, as the rule is in our trade, getting Christmas-boxes—I did not get a pretty good allowance of drink as well—we confine ourselves to getting money—only my fellow shopmate and myself, the dyer, were out that day—I had had a little to drink, but not anything out of the way—I take a little now and then; never anything out of the way—I am in the habit of attending to my work, and my master can prove I am a very steady, sober man—I am not in the habit of drinking—I do not know a man of the name of Maples (
<hi rend="italic">Maples was here called in</hi>)—I do not know that man—one of the officers has a poker—it is mine—I did not have it in my hand that night—I do not know about my son—I did not see him with it—he was not using it, to my knowledge—I was knocked down, and was lying insensible—I should say I was knocked down in three minutes after I had seen Oxley at the Crow—it was not five minutes—I very seldom go to the Crow—we send there for our dinner beer—I do not know the name of the bar-maid there—I have seen her—the landlord's name is Bird—it was not as much as a quarter of an hour from the time I went to the Crow till I was knocked down—I am sure it was not half an hour—I found that my arm was broken directly I was kicked—I suppose this quarrel between me and Oxley (if he called it a quarrel), did not last three minutes—I gave no insult or provocation whatever—I had never seen him before—I have not made any inquiry about him or his friends since, I am quite sure—I have a brother named John—I never authorised him to accept money from Oxley's friends, or to say anything about money; nor am I aware that he has done so—if he has, it is unknown to me—the police found a brown cap in my room—it belonged to one of the party who rushed into my house—they left it behind them—I know
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> Roe's house—I have known
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> Roe from his cradle—he worked for my brother years ago—that is how I know him—he</p>
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<p>keeps a public-house—he has been a fighting man—I have never been to fights with him, nor made any bets upon them—I know nothing about fight
<lb/>ing—I do not know how long
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> Roe has been a fighting man—I have been at his house ten or a dozen times, not much more—I have not been very intimate with him, only knowing him when he was a boy; indeed, it would not do for me to associate with those characters—I often pass him in the street without speaking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CRISPIN JUN</persName> </hi>. I was living with my father in New-court. I remember boxing-night—my sister, Mrs. Gay, went out about 7 o'clock for change—after she had been gone four or five minutes, my father went out after her—I remained at home—nothing happened till my sister came home—she said something to me, and I was in the act of going out when I was knocked down on the step of the door by a man's fist—there were three or four others with him—I went in doors on my hands and knees, and then got up—Burke and two other men followed me into the house—they rushed in like a lot of beasts in a slaughter house, they hardly knew how to get in first—I got up, and Burke knocked me down with his fist—I did not know him before—he took the poker, and stood over me, and swore he would have my b—y life—he struck me once or twice about the body with the poker—I begged for mercy, and Burke and the two others dragged me out of the court; after that he held me three or four feet high, and dropped me on the stones in the court—I lay senseless and saw no more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know a man of the name of Maples?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No (
<hi rend="italic">looking at Maples</hi>)—I should think he is one of the party that was in it—he had a yellow handkerchief on then—I cannot say that I know his face, but I go by his hair and yellow handkerchief—I do not know Chiverton by name—(
<hi rend="italic">Chiverton was called in</hi>) I do not know him—when my sister came back, she knocked at the door, and I went and opened it—I did not come up to the door and say, "Halloo! what is all this noise about?"—I was in doors—Chiverton did not say to me, "This woman has pulled the stove off my shoulders"—I did not reply, "It is my sister"—I had not been out
<hi rend="italic">boxing</hi>—I do not know Williams by name—(
<hi rend="italic">Williams was called in</hi>) I did not see Williams and Maples coming through the court at that time—I could not see their faces at all, it was in the dark—I cannot say whether Williams was there, I do not know him—I did not hit Maples with my fist—I was thrown down directly I got out—I did not knock him against the shutters of my father's place, nor did my father in my presence—I did not have the poker in my hand that night, nor use it; I was beaten with it—I did not go to any medical man to show him my injuries—I was black, and blue, and green, and all manner of colours—I did not go to the Crow that night with the police—I do not know Elsom by name—(
<hi rend="italic">Elsom was called</hi>) I did not see that man at the Crow when Oxley was there—I did not point him out as the man that had assaulted me, and then say I had made a mistake, it was somebody else—I pointed out Burke—that was at my father's house, the police brought him there—I know nothing of what happened at the Crow—I do not recol
<lb/>lect seeing Elsom—I do not recollect his saying, "What have I done?"—I did not then say, "Oh, that is not him, it is the other," and then point out Oxley—I never saw Oxley at all that night till he was in the station-house—I have an uncle named John—I do not know of his going to offer to settle this with Oxley's friend for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I never heard of it—I do not know
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> Roe—I have heard of him, I have heard people talk about him—I never heard my father talk of him—I never saw him in my father's company, I swear that—he is a pugilist, I believe—I have heard so—I never saw him fight—I</p>
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<p>am not aware that he is anything besides a pugilist—I do not know where he lives—I am not aware that he keeps a public-house close to us—I have never been to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRISPIN</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen yean old, and am the son off William Crispin; I was playing in the court about 7 o'clock on boxing-night, and saw my father lying down and Oxley kicking him—I knew Oxley by sight before—I have seen him several times about Moor-lane—I called out to him and said, "Mr. Oxley I know you"—I then went to see whether I could see a whether I could see a policeman, but could not—I went up Moor-lane—I did not go to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSOIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you got an uncle John?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he is here to-day—the first I saw of this was my father on the ground and Oxley kicking him—I do not know where my brother was at that time—there was not a regular
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in the court—I heard nothing of any
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—there Were two or three people round my father—I do not know who they were—I was playing out in the court—I did not see my brother William with a pocket—I was coming from Milton-street, when I saw Oxley kicking my father—I was close at home then—Oxley did not go away when I said, "I know you," but kept on kicking—after I returned from looking after a policemen, I went in-doors, and saw my father sitting on a chair holding his head, and he said his arm was broken—that was about three minutes after I had seen Oxley kicking him—my sister and brother and brother-in-law, William Gay, were in the house, and also my mother—nobody else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-77" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA GAY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Gay, and live with my father in New-court. On boxing-night my father sent me out about 7 o'clock for change for a sovereign—I went to the Crow, it did not take me above a minute or two to go, it is just across the road—the front of the bar was full of people—I was there two or three minutes before I could get change—I saw Oxley in front of the bar—I did not notice anybody else—as I was getting my change my Father came into the house—we went out together—I went out first—he held the door while I went out—I had got across the road, and as I was about entering the door I heard a noise, like a scuffle, turned round and saw my father knocked down; I cannot say by whom—I went into the house and saw two or three men enter the house and drag my brother out—I stood on the stairs with my baby in my arms when they entered the house—I had not ray baby at the public-house—my brother or my husband had it, and when I got in doors I took it out of their arms—I can swear that that is one of the men that came in (
<hi rend="italic">pointing out Burke</hi>)—I had not known him before—I was on the stairs when I saw them drag my brother out—Burke took hold of my brother in the room—I was then on the stairs—that would prevent my seeing it—I saw them when they came into the entry—I swear Burke is one of those men—I do not know what became of my brother, they took him out into the court, and I saw no more of him till he was up stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How much in advance of your father were you, coming home?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a yard—I did not meet a man with a stove on his head—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at Chiverton and Hart, who were called in</hi>) I did not see those two men that night—I have never seen them before—I did not push a stove off Chiverton's shoulder—there was a piece of work before this
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> commenced, I should think about five minutes before—it was not exactly a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—it was before I went to the public-house for change—I had been there for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—my mother had sent me, as there were two or three persons at my mother's—it was not for my father—I do not know</p>
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<p>that he knew I went for it—he had not been drinking at all, I could tell by his appearance—I was coming up the court, and two men met me—I do not know whether it was Chiverton or Hart—one of them drove up against me and knocked me up against the wall—I asked them where they were driving to, and they turned round, and used most dreadful language—I took no notice of it, but went in doors—I did not push a stove off anybody's shoulders—I cannot say whether either of the two men had a stove on his shoulder—I did not see it—I do not remember Hart saying to me, "What did you do that for?" nothing of the kind—I ran in, and shut the door—I should think it was about five minutes after that my father sent me out for change—I did not see that one of the men had a sack of charcoal on his back, and the other a stove—I must have seen such a thing if he had—I do not remember seeing it—when I went in doors, my brother William was at home, and sitting by the fire with my husband—he did not come up just at the same time—he did not go out till he was dragged out—I did not hear him say, "What is all this noise about?"—I will swear he did not say so in my hearing—he did not have a poker in his hand—I did not see it—I did not go out again after I came in with the change.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was your father at all the worse for liquor that evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was not tipsy—I left my brother in the house when I went out for the gin, and found him there when I got back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-78" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SANDHURST</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Sandhurst, of Vine-court, Moor-lane. I went into the Crow on boxing-night, about half-past 7 o'clock or later, to look for my husband—I saw Burke there, with a poker in his hand—I said, "Oh dear, what do you do with that?"—he said if he had not wrenched it out of a man's hand, he would have killed somebody or himself—he gave it to me by order of the lady of the public-house, and I gave it to sergeant Knight, and his private, who was with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-79" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-79" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWEARD KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City police-sergeant</hi>, 72). I received this poker (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mrs. Sandhurst—I have known the prisoners two or three years—I saw them at the Crow between 6 and 7 o'clock that evening—as I passed I spoke to them, and after that I saw Burke again, at Lobee's, another public-house—I did not see them together again till they were in custody at the station, on this charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-80" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-80" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PHILLIPS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 128). About half-past 9 o'clock on boxing-night I took Oxley at the Crow—young Crispin pointed him out as one of the party who had assaulted his father—he denied the charge—I saw marks of blood on his knuckles and on his shirt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a man named Elsom there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—there were several men there—I did not hear young Crispin say he had made a mistake, and that Oxley was the roan, having first pointed out another man—Hodges, a policeman, went in at one door, and I went in at the other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-81" type="surname" value="GIBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-81" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GIBSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 139). On 26th Dec, about half-past 10 o'clock at night, I was in Moor-lane—Burke came across to me, and said, "I don't think Oxley is the man; I can show you the man who used the poker"—I said, "Do you know who the man is?"—he said, "No, but I daresay I can find him"—I said, "Where do you suppose he is?"—he said, "I will go with you; he is very likely at the man's house (Crispin's)"—I had seen Burke before that night, when Oxley was in charge—Burke had been to the door of the station, and I had been round, and was going up Moor-lane again, and he was going down when I met him—he said he did not know the man's name, but he daresay he could find him—I asked him</p>
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<p>if he would go with me to see if he could find him—he said be would, and that it was a one-eyed man who had the poker—he took me to 9, New court, Crispin's house—I asked Mr. Crispin if there was a one-eyed man there—he said his son had but one eye—I asked him if he was it—he said he was gone to bed—he was called up, and said, "That is the man who dragged me out of the house," meaning Burke, and gave him in charge—I cannot say whether Burke spoke; I cannot say he did not—I took him into custody at once—when he got to the station he said be took the poker from Crispin's son—I saw a spot of blood on the front of his shirt, but in the morning it was gone, and the shirt looked as if the piece had been bitten out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose Moor-lane is a place where you have
<hi rend="italic">rows</hi> sometimes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is a noted place for that, and except to have rather more
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi> on boxing-night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following witness.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-82" type="surname" value="HART"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-82" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL HART</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Wright and Nash, of Oxford-street; they sell stoves. On 26th Dec, about half-past 6 or 7 o'clock, I was in New-court, with William Chiverton, who was carrying my stove, and I was carrying two bushels of charcoal—the prosecutor, and Mrs. Gay, and a young man, who I should know if I were to see him, were standing in New-court—Chiverton asked them to let us pass—one of the three used bad language—Chiverton retaliated, and Mrs. Gay came behind him, and knocked the stove off his shoulder—this Was hot above a dozen yards from the Crow—Stephen Maples and Joseph Williams were passing through the court—they asked me what was the matter—I told them, and Mrs. Gay knocked Maples down with her hand; then he ran to where they lived, and called to some man, who came out with a poker—I do not know whether that was young Crispin; I cannot identify the man—it was not very dark—I did not see the man do anything with the poker—I took up my stove, and walked away—the woman went in doors—I did not see Burke or Oxley there—I saw no assault committed by them on the prosecutor or his son—Chiverton and I went on; we went into Bath-street, City road and delivered the stove—we had not come from Wright and Nash't together I had met him—we did not go into the Crow after the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I saw no fighting, except Maples being knocked down—I do not know whether he bled; I did not stop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You never saw Oxley?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not get anybody to go back with me to help me. I never told anybody what had happened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you stop to pick up Maples?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he bad not done anything to be knocked down for—I first told this story last Tuesday evening to George Oxley, the prisoner's brother, who lives in Moor-lane—neither Oxley nor Burke were present when Maples was knocked down; I have known them six or seven years—George Oxley asked me if I would come up and state about the stove; to. state what I know about it—he did not mention the stove, I mentioned it to him—his brother William was present—he first asked me if I knew anything at all about that
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in New-court; I said I knew nothing about the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I live close by at 5, Vine-court, Moor-lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was it called out to get the poker?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The young man who was with the prosecutor; he went and tapped at the shutters—I do not know what name he called out, but be called out, "Bring out the poker"—I should know him again—that was after Maples was knocked down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-83" type="surname" value="CHIVERTON"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHIVERTON</persName> </hi>. I live in Vine-court, Moor-lane. On 26th Dec.</p>
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<p>met Hart in Moor-lane, and carried a stove for him—when we got into New-court there were two men, I only know one of them, young Crispin, and a young woman who was standing up here a little time ago—there were only those three persons—I asked them in a civil quiet manner to move—the young man used abusive language, and I retaliated; the young woman ran behind me and pushed the stove off my shoulder; Hart said, "What did you do that for?" and the young woman ran away, and went into the second door—Maples and Williams came up; Williams said, "What is the matter?" and directly he spoke he had a blow from young Crispin in his face, which knocked him down—he struck Maples again, and then he called some man by his name, I cannot recollect the name, and said, "Bring out the poker"—a poker was brought out and given to young Crispin—I did not see him use it—directly he said that I went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCKE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 6 and 7 o'clock—I have known the prisoners between fife and six years—I never mentioned anything about this to anybody; Robert Oxley's wife asked me what I knew—Hart is her brother-in-law, I am no relation to either of them—we call her Mary Hart, but her name is Mary Oxley—I did not go before the Magistrate, though I knew Oxley was taken up—I never said a word about it—I am a hot-presser, but have nothing to do at present—I was at work at the old trade last in the summer time—I am now obliged to sell apples in the street, because they are only busy in the summer time—I am quite sure Williams was struck by young Crispin; the effect of the blow was that a lump fuse, which I saw next morning—he also cut Maples on the side of the eye with his fist.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any interest in this question?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am not related to them—I saw Williams next morning in New-court—Maples, Williams, me, and Hart live near together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-84" type="surname" value="MAPLES"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-84" type="given" value="STEPHENS"/>STEPHENS MAPLES</persName> </hi>. I am a drover, and live at 8, Half Moon-alley, Little Moorfields. On Friday evening, 26th Dec, about 7 o'clock, I was passing through New-court, Moor-lane, with Williams, and was knocked down against a wall—I do not know who by—I know the house where Crispin lives; it was not there, but just at the corner of the court, under the lamp—I saw Chiverton and Hart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You, Williams, Chiverton, and Hart were the only four people there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That was all—it was not an invisible hand that knocked me down, or a blast of wind, I was stunned, I did not see it; I felt it—I do not think it was Hart—the minute I went into the court I was knocked down—I got up again and ran away—I saw sergeant Knight and told him—I was not above two minutes in the court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know what "invisible" means?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the reason I did not see the band that struck me was, that it was dark—I had no time to look round, or anything; I had done nothing to anybody to cause that violence to me—there were twenty or thirty people at that end of the court—I ran to sergeant Knight, not to the Crow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-85" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-85" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Hartshorn-court, Moor-lane. On 26th Dec., about 7 o'clock, I was coming by New-court with Maples—I was struck by, I believe, young Crispin—it was a man with one eye—I had done nothing to give him provocation, I only asked what was the matter—Maples was struck directly afterwards, I did not see who by—(
<hi rend="italic">the younger Crispin was here brought into Court</hi>)—that is the man who struck me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-86" type="surname" value="DRUMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-86" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA DRUMMOND</persName> </hi>. That is not my right name, it is my maiden name—I am married, but live as housekeeper to Mr. Bird—I go by that name as</p>
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<p>barmaid at the Crow—I know the prisoners—they were there on the evening of 26th Dec.—they had been there all the afternoon—Mrs. Gay, the daughter of Mr. Crispin, came in for change for a sovereign—her father came in, and asked her for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she went away with him when I had given her the change—the prisoners remained there to the best of my belief half an hour after that—I am quite sure it was more than ten minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCKE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many persons were there in the place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From twenty to thirty, it was crammed—they were in front of the bar—after Mr. Crispin and his daughter left, the prisoners were singing songs—they were singing a song when Mr. Crispin and his daughter came in—they joined in chorus, and sometimes it lasted, ten minutes, sometimes a quarter of an hour—I do not believe the prisoners saw the money—it was put into the prosecutor's hands, and he treated a strange man with a glass of spirits and a glass of wine—I have known Burke ever since I lived there—he was in the habit of frequenting the house, but Oxley I never saw but once before—about half-a-dozen of them went out after Mr. Crispin had left—I did not look at the clock—I do not notice the time when I am busy—I cannot say whether it was 5 or 6 o'clock—my master was there at the time—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Whatever the time was, do you believe it was half an hour after the daughter and father left that the prisoner left?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was from a quarter to half an hour—I cannot say that any communication was made that led to their leaving—I saw no boy come in, but I heard it rumoured in the shop—the prisoners came back in five or ten minutes, and remained a long time, and appeared very quiet—I saw a poker in Burke's hand when he returned—I did not see it delivered to sergeant Knight—I asked Burke how he came by it—he smiled, and said he had taken it away from a man who was beating somebody else—I know Mrs. Sandhurst—she was present at the time—I do not know whether he gave it to her or to another woman—I something, but I believe as Burke is deaf, he did not hear it—I know nothing of the prisoners or their families.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say they came back in five or ten minutes, did they come back together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; three or four or more came back together—I do not know any of their names—there were a great many women among them—I have seen that man (
<hi rend="italic">Elsom</hi>) once or twice in our house, but not that night—I did not see him with those who came back—when they went out I heard a man say, "Why don't you go into New-court? there is a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> there," and they all rushed out—Mrs. Gay was there twice—it was ten minutes after the last time she left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-87" type="surname" value="ELSOM"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-87" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ELSOM</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Hartshorn-court, Moor-lane. I was with Oxley at the Crow when young Crispin came is with the policeman—it was between 8 and 9 o'clock—I was going to have a pint of beer, and in came two of them, and said, "This is one of them"—it was not a man with one eye—I should know him if I were to see him—it was not a boy—the persons who came in were a man with a broken arm, and another one; I believe it was his son, who said, "That is one"—I do not know the man with the broken arm—that is the man who came in (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to the elder Crispin</hi>), and another man with him—the policeman laid hold of my collar—I said, "No, I have done nothing"—the man then said, "That is one." pointing to Oxley—it was not the man's little son who pointed me out—it was the son who was outside here with this person (
<hi rend="italic">the elder Crispin</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM CRISPIN, SEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go to any public-house?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, with this son who is here—my son-in-law did not go with me—I bled wonderfully from the wound on the back of my head.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-88" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Nash, a stove-maker, of Newgate-street. Oxley has worked for him five or six years—it is the same firm as Wright and Nash—they have two places of business—Oxley was absent on boxing-day—it was a general holiday—he is one of the best men I have, one of the most quiet and sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What period did he work for you in 1848?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not at all, nor in 1847—this was the first winter he has worked for me for three or four years—I only employ him now and then in the winter, but I have seen him occasionally selling his goods in the street, and have bought baskets of him.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OXLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BURKE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-157-18520105 t18520105-157-punishment-13"/>James Pole (City policeman) stated that both prisoners had been summarily convicted of felony seven years ago, and that Oxley was sentenced to three months imprisonment in 1848 for violently assaulting the police</rs>, and attempting to rescue his brother from custody.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OXLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-157-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18520105-157-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-157-18520105 t18520105-157-punishment-14"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BURKE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18520105-157-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18520105-157-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-157-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18520105-157-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-157-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-157-18520105 t18520105-157-punishment-15"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi> </persName>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD BAGWELL</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18520105-158-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, stealing 6 sovereigns and 2 half
<lb/>sovereigns; the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-91" type="surname" value="STROP"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520105-158-offence-1 t18520105-name-91"/>Andrew Strop</persName>; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<rs id="t18520105-158-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18520105-158-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-158-18520105 t18520105-158-punishment-16"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520105-159-offence-1 t18520105-name-93"/>Henry Elvery</persName>, from his person: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-159-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 16.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-159-18520105 t18520105-159-punishment-17"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GREEN</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-95" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520105-160-offence-1 t18520105-name-95"/>Charles Dixon</persName>: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-160-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-160-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-160-18520105 t18520105-160-punishment-18"/>Confined Two Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HALL</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18520105-161-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, stealing 6 bushels of potatoes, value 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520105-161-offence-1 t18520105-name-99"/>Richard Palmer</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-100" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-100" type="surname" value="STAIN"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STAIN</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Richard Palmer, a farmer, at Enfield Highway. On 20th Dec. I went fn a field of his, called the Broad
<lb/>field, about a quarter-past 12 o'clock in the day—I saw the three prisoners in the act of putting up potatoes in two sacks—they saw me, and ran away up the field—I followed them till I overtook them—my master's men had been the same day getting potatoes—I followed the prisoners about 200 yards; they kept running on—I did not follow them after I knew them—I afterwards found this sack; it has the name of Thomas Reynolds on it—I know by the size of the sacks that they had about six bushels of potatoes in them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Winters. Q.</hi> Did you overtake me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Dredge.</hi> He swore that I was there, and he never saw me there it all.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, I saw you by the side of Mr. Palmer's garden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hall.</hi> You did not see me at all.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, I saw you ran away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLETT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twelve months, I dare say—I have known Winter two or three months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-101" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-101" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and work for Mr. Palmer, of Enfield Highway. On 20th Dec. I went into his potato field, about a quarter-past 12 o'clock—I saw Winters pick up a sack off the ground and run through the brocoli into Mr. Palmer's garden—the other two prisoners were with him—I ran round to the back of the White Lion, and saw Hall and Dredge standing at the gap, and one man running in the garden—I did not know Dredge's name at that time, but he was the man—I ran round the garden into my master's field, and did not see them any more—I ran round to try to meet them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Winter.</hi> You never saw me at all.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes; I saw you take a tack off the ground.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-102" type="surname" value="MUNNS"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MUNNS</persName> </hi>. I work for Mr. Palmer, at Enfield Highway. On 20th Dec. I was employed at the clamp of potatoes in my master's field—I left the clamp to go to dinner at 12 o'clock—I left the potatoes level in a bank—when I returned I found two separate heaps, which had been removed about a yard from the bank—they looked as if they had been placed in a sack and shot out again—each heap contained about a sack—they were filled into prickle baskets and delivered to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-103" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAYES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 342). On Saturday, 20th Dec., between 12 and 1 o'clock, I went to a clamp of potatoes in Mr. Palmer's field—I saw Munn and Stains—I received a quantity of potatoes in four or five baskets—they were pointed out to me as being what the prisoners had taken from the heap—I accompanied Stains into Mr. Palmer's garden, and looked in a hedge, where I found this sack—it is marked with the name of Reynolds—I apprehended Hall at Edmonton Union, at 7 the same evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-104" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT STEVENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 269). I apprehended Winter and Dredge in a beer-shop, in Carter-lane, Enfield Highway, at half-past 4 o'clock the same evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Winter's Defence.</hi> Smith never saw me pick up a sack; it was very foggy; I was never there at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dredge's Defence.</hi> I was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Halls Defence.</hi> I know I was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hall was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-105" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT STEVENS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I produce a certificate of Hall's conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">read—Convicted at this Court on 23rd Oct., 1848, and confined six months</hi>)—I was present—he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WINTERS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-161-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 22.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DREDGE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18520105-161-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18520105-161-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 23.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-161-18520105 t18520105-161-punishment-19"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-161-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 24.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-161-18520105 t18520105-161-punishment-20"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CLARK</hi> </persName>, were indicted for
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<lb/>fully uttering counterfeit coin: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNS</hi> pleaded
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-162-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 34.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi> pleaded
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18520105-162-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18520105-162-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-162-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-162-18520105 t18520105-162-punishment-21"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES LANE</hi> </persName> was indicted
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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">
<persName id="t18520105-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-109" type="surname" value="ELMES"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ELMES</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger, and live at Limehouse. On</p>
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<p>20th Dec. the prisoner came to my shop, and bought a piece of pork—it came to 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a bad half-crown; I told him it was bad—I took it from him, and laid it on one side—he asked me to give it him back; I said I would keep it—I sent for a policeman—the policeman took him into the back-room, and searched him—nothing more was found on him, and I let him go—I put the half-crown on one side, and in about an hour I put it into my pocket, and then put it into my cash-box—I afterwards gave the same to the police-sergeant—I am sure it was the same—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You changed the half-crown I gave you for one you had?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I marked it directly—I am sure I gave the same one to the sergeant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-110" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, K</hi> 21). I received this half-crown from the last witness, on 28th Dec.—the prisoner was then in custody—I showed it to him at the station—I said, "This gentleman (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to the witness</hi>) charges you with passing this half-crown last night week"—he said, "Well, I cannot help that now"—the half-crown had this cross on it when I received it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-111" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EEDY</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, at Poplar. On 27th Dec. the prisoner came for a piece of meat—it came to 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—my son took a half-crown from the prisoner—my wife heard the half-crown sound on the board, and she said, "That is not a good one"—the prisoner heard that—we had given him the change, and he had gone out—I ran out, and brought him back with the change and the meat—the half-crown was not gone from the board—he said we might keep it if we liked—we gave it him back—he went away; I followed him, and pointed him out to a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-112" type="surname" value="ASHBY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ASHBY</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher. On 27th Dec., a little after 7 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and looked at a bit of beef, and asked me the price; I told him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—there were 2lbs. 2ozs. of it—it came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. O 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but I said he should have it for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he offered me a half-crown—I gave him change—I had sounded the half-crown, but I had my doubts about it—I asked one of my neighbours, and he pronounced it bad—the policeman came—I chopped the half-crown in halves, and gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-113" type="surname" value="DAWFROST"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-113" type="given" value="SAMPSON"/>SAMPSON DAWFROST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 239). I was in the last witness's shop—I received these two pieces of a half-crown-the prisoner was allowed to go then; I took him the next day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-114" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. This half-crown with the cross on it is bad—these pieces of a half-crown are bad, and the two half-crowns are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was in distress, and could get no work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-163-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-163-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 47.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-163-18520105 t18520105-163-punishment-22"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-164-18520105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HURRILL</hi> </persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18520105-164-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<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">
<persName id="t18520105-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-116" type="surname" value="WAEICK"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN PHILIP"/>JOHN PHILIP WAEICK</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, and live in Bethnal-green. On 13th Dec. the prisoner came to my shop for two penny rolls—he paid me with a half-crown—I examined it, and it was bad—I did not say so to the prisoner, but I gave him his change—I marked the half-crown, and put it apart—I sent for a policeman, and asked him to sit down in my parlour, and in two hours the prisoner came again—he asked for a quartern loaf, and gave me another bad half-crown—I called the policeman, and had the prisoner taken—I gave the two half-crowns to the policeman—I had frequently seen the prisoner at my house that week—he would come two or three times a day for bread, and had generally paid me with silver coin—I had examined</p>
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<p>my till on the Friday, and found two pounds' worth of bad money in half
<lb/>crowns and shillings—I am quite sure I did not mix the two half-crowns he brought that day with the bad ones I had before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-117" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 141). I went to the shop and waited—I received these two half-crowns from the last witness—I found on the prisoner two shillings, three fourpenny pieces, and some copper, all good—he said he was not aware the money was bad, he had brought up some holly from the country, and what he had was taken for the holly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and from the same mould; amongst the other bad money there are nine half-crowns from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he received the two half-crowns from a man for some holly.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-164-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—Aged 26.—
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<interp inst="def1-165-18520105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MAYELL</hi> </persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18520105-165-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-165-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<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">
<persName id="t18520105-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-120" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-120" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a pork-butcher, of Aylesbury-street, Clerkenwell. On 22nd Dec. the prisoner came, about a quarter-past 11 o'clock at night, for a pig's cheek—the price was 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I put it in my month, bent it, and told him it was bad—he said he did not know it, and gave me a half-crown—I bent that, and that was bad—I kept them both—he had in his hand some halfpence and a shilling—I said "Lay your money down on the counter, and I shall see if that is bad"—he said, "I have nothing but some halfpence;" and he put them down—my man said, "He has put the shilling in his mouth; take it out of his mouth"—I said, "No, let him swallow it"—I was afraid he would bite me—I observed his manner, and thought he would be choked—I sent for a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There was a female in the shop; I gave the shilling to her, and she put it on the counter, and you took it up.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; you laid it on the scale-plate—I took it up—no one touched it but me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-121" type="surname" value="MARRIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARRIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 418). I was sent for, and took the prisoner—I received this shilling and half-crown—the prisoner had on him a sixpence and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—he said he did not think the money was bad, that he was a wire-worker, and lived at 28, Edward-street, Kingsland-road—I went there, and there is no such number.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was there a female in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was Mrs. Clark, but she was not behind the counter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-122" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-165-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-165-18520105 t18520105-165-punishment-24"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRIETTA REDFERN</hi> </persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18520105-166-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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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">
<persName id="t18520105-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-124" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer-shop, at Upper Clapton. On 13th Dec, the prisoner came and asked me for half-a-pint of porter, and gave me a shilling—I gave her 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put it in the till, where there was no other shilling—in about ten minutes I found it was bad—she went away, and came again on the Saturday following, 20th Dec—she asked for half-a-pint of beer, and gave me a bad shilling—I broke the shilling, and I said, "You were here last week, and gave me another bad shilling"—she said she was not the person—I let her go, and gave information to an officer—I gave him the two bad shillings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not the shop.</p>
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<persName id="t18520105-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-125" type="surname" value="HEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 330). I went to Payne's house on 20th Dec., and got these two shillings—one is whole, the other is broken—I went in search of the prisoner to 3, George's-place, Hoxton—I searched the house, and found these four shillings under the third step of the stairs, and I found this part of a galvanic battery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-126" type="surname" value="SAINSBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAINSBURY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 260). On 22nd Dec. I apprehended the prisoner at 3, George's-place, Essex-street, Hoxton. I took her to the police-court, where Payne identified her—when I took her out I locked the door of her home, and took the key—I went back to the house in about an hour with Payne—I searched, and found sixteen bad sixpences on the mantel-piece behind a tray in the room on the ground-floor, and a woman's pocket was lying on the table with a bad sixpence in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When you took me, you searched the mantel-piece, and there was a bit of brown paper with two brass hinges and a brass screw in it, and you said, "What is this?"
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I saw something, but could not stop to open the paper—I just looked in the cupboard, but I did not search it—I saw a bottle; I did not take it out—I did not search the mantel-piece and cupboard, and turn the little things over—you seemed all in a
<hi rend="italic">shuffle</hi>, and I thought you would escape.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-127" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-127" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-127" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I let the house, 3, George's-place, Essex-street, Hoxton, to the prisoner on the Thursday before she was taken—she had the key of me, and had the house to herself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not take the house: I came and paid the rent; I did not take the key till Friday.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-128" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Those two shillings that were uttered are bad, and these four shillings are bad; three of them are from one mould, but not the same mould as the other two shillings—this sixpence that was in the pocket is bad—these other sixteen sixpences are bad, and are all from the same mould as the one that was in the pocket—this is part of a galvanic battery, used for silvering the coins after they have been cast—it precipitates the silver on the metal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not aware that they were bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520105-166-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 29.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="def1-167-18520105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JONES</hi> </persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18520105-167-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18520105-167-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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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">
<persName id="t18520105-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-130" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-130" type="surname" value="MONKHOUSE"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-130" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH MONKHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Monkhouse, a grocer, at Poplar. On 13th Dec. the prisoner came about 8 o'clock, and asked for half-an-ounce of tobacco—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a-piece—I gave him change, and put the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece in the till—as soon as the prisoner was gone my husband spoke to me, and I opened the till and took out the crown-piece—there was no other crown there—it was bad, and I gave it to my husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you know me before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I hare seen you in the shop previous to that Saturday night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-131" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-131" type="surname" value="MONKHOUSE"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-131" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MONKHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness. I saw her take the crown-piece and drop it into the till—I spoke to her after the pri
<lb/>soner was gone—she took it out, and it was bad—there was no other there—I put it in my pocket, kept it till the Tuesday following, and gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520105-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-132" type="surname" value="YEOMANS"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM YEOMANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, K</hi> 6). I produce this crown-piece, which I got from the last witness on the 16th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520105-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-133" type="surname" value="SCRATCHLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18520105-name-133" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SCRATCHLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at the Woolpack, Poplar. On 16th Dec. the prisoner came there about a quarter-past 8 o'clock in the even
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of gin, and gave me a shilling—I gave him a sixpence and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he went to the step of the door, and my barman said, "What shilling is that?"—I had it in my left-hand in the till; but it was not out of my hand—I bit it, and it was bad—I ran round to the door, and found the prisoner in custody—I had seen him two or three times before—he generally came in for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of gin on a Saturday evening, and each time I found a bad shilling in my till on Sunday or Monday morning—I gave this bad shilling to the policeman—it never went out of my hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, 200 K</hi>) On 16th Dec. I followed the prisoner and another—I saw them in company about half a minute—the other then went up a street, and the prisoner went to Mr. Scratchley's—I went to the door—the prisoner was coming out, and I heard Mr. Scratchley say, "This is a bad shilling"—I took the prisoner and found on him a shilling, a sixpence, and fourpence-halfpenny all good—when I found the good shilling on him he said, "Look at that."</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown is bad and this shilling also.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS ELLIS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILD</persName> </hi>. I am a corn-chandler. On 19th Dec. the prisoner came for a half-quartern loaf—it came to 2 3/4
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-138" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN URQUHART</persName> </hi>. I live at Norman-road, Nutting-hill. I was at Mr. Wild's when the prisoner was taken—I saw her rifling her pocket, arid I' saw something drop—after she was taken I looked there and found a bad half
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> That was a good one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-139" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH M'DONALD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 276). I was called to the shop, and Mr. Wild gave me this half-crown, and afterwards at the station, I saw him hand this other half-crown, and this half-sovereign to the inspector, who handed them to me—they were not out of my sight—I received this other half-crown from Mr. Wild on leaving his shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This half-crown I received from Mrs. Urquhart—she picked it up, and I handed it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This first half-crown that was uttered is bad—the half-sovereign is bad—this last half-crown that was uttered, and this one that was dropped, are both bad, and are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went to his shop for a half-quartern loaf; I gave him a half-crown, he said, "I think this is bad;" I said, "Here is another one;" he said, "This is a good one, but I won't take it; I think you are the person that has been here before passing bad money;" I said, "It is quite wrong, I never passed any bad that I am aware of;" he then went round the counter and gave me in charge; I had two half-crowns, I gave him one, and the other I dropped; the lady took it up and said it was bad, but it was a good one.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 342). I was on duty at Ponder's End, on 15th Dec, a little after 9 o'clock at night—I saw the prisoner in company with another man and a woman—I watched them; they crossed the road—the prisoner went down by the side of the Two Brewers, the other two went into the Two Brewers—the prisoner returned in about a minute, and he also entered the Two Brewers—I then spoke to the landlord, and asked him to get a light—I went with him to the place where I had seen the prisoner go by the side of the house—there is a shed there, a lean-to, and on the tiles of that I found a bag—I felt it—there was something like coin in it—I let it remain where it was, and I watched about an boor, and at a little before 11 the prisoner came to the place, and reached on the tiles, and walked away—I went to the place and the bag was gone—no one else bad been there—I then followed the prisoner nearly a quarter of a mile, I took him by the arm, and asked him what he had got in his pocket—he said, "What is that to you?"—is he broke from me—I took him again—he broke from me again, and strict me several times—I saw him put his hand in his right-hand pocket—he then struck me several times, and in doing so he threw something over my left shoulder, as if he was going to strike me again—I heard it fall, it sounded as if something fell heavily, but there was no Jink—I called on Davis to assist me—I took the prisoner, he was quite calm then, and I took him to the White Hart—after getting a light, I west back to the spot where this struggle took place—I there found this bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I can swear this is the bag I saw on the top of the tiles—I opened it in the presence of Mr. Bennett, and found in it thirty-seven counterfeit shillings, all wrapped up in separate papers—I found on the prisoner two good shillings, two duplicates, and four silk handkerchiefs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw two other persons, and at the time you took the prisoner they were not far off?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they were taken—I cannot say whether they were charged the same as the prisoner—the sergeant took the charge—when I first went to the roof I had a light—I saw the bag, and felt it—it is made of gown print, I believe—it was a very dark night—I stood at one side of the house, and the prisoner at the other—I will swear it was not Adey who went by the side of the house—I had my lamp—I did not watch him more narrowly, for it would not do to go too close—I looked through the window, and watched the prisoner and the others meeting in the tap-room—I saw them all three come out together—they were not together when I overtook them on the road—when I overtook the prisoner he was in company with the woman, Snow—Adey was behind—I took him afterwards at the White Hart—I should say I had passed Adey on</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You found this bag on the tiles, and by arrangement you left it there till the prisoner came and took it; did you leave the place at all till he came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not, I stood within two feet of it—the prisoner is the person I struggled with—he took something from his pocket, and as if he was going to strike me again—he threw something order my shoulder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Two Brewers. I remember some persons coming to my house on the night of 15th Dec.—Hayes spoke to me—I got a light, and went by the north side of my house—there is a little lean to building there—I saw just such a bag as this on the tiles, I did not take it up—I left the policeman there to watch—after that I heard one of the persons in my house say, "Let us go," or "Be off"—I saw the prisoner go to the place where the bag was—he returned immediately, and went down the road with the other man and woman—the other man had been out of my house once or twice; but eventually they all went away together—after the three persons had gone I saw the policeman go to the tiles to look for the bag, and it was gone—that was almost directly after I had seen the prisoner go up there—I and the policeman then went towards Enfield High
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you always been quite so certain that those persons all went down the road together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; we afterwards overtook Adey about 300 yards from our house—they all went out together, bat Adey was behind the others—the policeman began to search Adey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Wilson, a market-gardener. On the night this happened I was near the White Hart—I saw the policeman—I asked him what was up—he would not tell me—I ran alongside of him, and when we got about 100 yards we met the prisoner—the policeman collared him—they had a bit of a
<hi rend="italic">scrimmage</hi>, and he got away—the policeman collared him again—I saw him take his hand from his pocket, and put his hand over the policeman's shoulder, and this bag dropped near me—I did not know what it was; I heard something drop—I am sure the prisoner is the person who was stopped—he was taken back to the White Hart—there was light enough there to see him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Here are eighteen counterfeit shillings of George III. from the same mould, two of George IV. from one mould also counterfeit, and seventeen of Victoria from one mould, and counterfeit; they are all wrapped in papers separately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are they really bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No doubt of it—a person might be imposed upon by them in the dark.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-169-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 26.—
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-149" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA NEAL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Rising Sun, at Chelsea. On 2nd Jan. Evans came about 2 o'clock she bought half-a-pint of ale, and paid me with a sixpence. I thought it was bad, and gave it to my uncle Evans had come that day before, and given me a sixpence, but I cannot say that it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rising Sun. On 2nd Jan. I received a sixpence from my niece, the last witness—I said it was bad—Evans was there—I told her it was bad—she said she was not aware of it—after biting it and doubling it up I gave it her again, and she went out—I went out, and Evans joined Eldridge, about twenty yards from my house, on the other side of the way—they moved on—I followed, and met a policeman—I directed his attention to them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, V</hi> 199). I had my attention called by Mr. Hall to the prisoners—I followed them, and overtook them about 100 yards further—when I took them, Eldridge put her hand to her mouth several times—I took her by her throat, and out of her mouth she dropped twelve counterfeit sixpences—I took possession of them—in going to the station she said she might as well give me the rest, and she gave me three more from her bosom, wrapped in a piece of linen—site said I was too sharp, or else she would have swallowed them—nothing was found on Evans.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all counterfeit, and thirteen of them are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Eldridge.</hi> It is false what the officer said about my swallowing them; I had just picked them up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 285). I was on duty in York-terrace Mews, at 1 o'clock in the morning of 2nd Jan.—I heard the breaking of glass at the back of the house, 6, Nottingham-terrace—I listened, and got on the top of the wall—I called my brother officer—I saw a light in the back premises of Mr. Griffiths's house—his premises are bounded by a wall, and on the other side there is a mews—I scaled the wall and entered the premises—there is a library built out from the house—I found the library door just ajar—I asked who was there—no one answered—we got a light, and went in, and found the prisoner crouched down in one corner—we asked what he did there—he said he lived there—we roused the inmates of the house, and took the prisoner into custody—that library communicates with the house by an iron door, which was fast—there were some marks of an attempt on that door on the library side—there was one square of glass broken in the door, by which I entered the library, that would enable a person to put his hand in and undo the fastenings—the fastenings were undone, and the room was in confusion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FITZGERALD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 178). I accompanied Adams, and saw the prisoner squatted down—I saw a square of glass broken in the library door—I found on the prisoner a gimlet, and some silent matches, and</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-157" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH POTTS</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid to Mr. Griffiths, of 6, Nottingham
<lb/>terrace. I fastened the library door at half-past 9 o'clock on the night of 1st Jan.—it has two bolts, and a catch—I am not positive that I fastened the bolls—I am positive I fastened the catch—I was alarmed at half-past I—I got up, and went to the library—I saw a cash-box on the floor which had been in a cabinet the night before—the tool-box had been removed from another cabinet, and was placed on the table.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The door was not fastened at all; by pulling it, it opened; the wind took it back, and broke the pane of glass.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am positive to fastening the middle catch—I cannot say that I fastened the bolts—there was no opening on the outside—I do not think any person could open it outside—if they broke the glass they could put their hand inside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-158" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GRIFFITHS, ESQ</persName> </hi>. I am a master of the Common Pleas, and live at 6, Nottingham-terrace, St. Marylebone—I was disturbed by a policeman knocking at my door—I went to the library, and saw the cash-box, which had been in the cabinet the night before—some tools were found which did not belong to our house—there were thirty or forty marks on the iron door on the library side—the library forms part of the dwelling-house—I am the tenant of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I beg to throw myself on the mercy of the Court; I have four children, and no mother to protect them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-171-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 51.—
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-160" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of South-wharf-road, Paddington. On 22nd Dec, the prisoner came about half-past 5 o'clock, and asked for half-an-ounce of tobacco—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the shilling in a small bowl—I am quite sure there was no other shilling there—he went away, and came back in a few minutes, and asked for an ounce and a half of tobacco—it came to 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he had three oranges—he paid me with another shilling—I gave him change, and put that shilling with the one I had taken of him before—there was no other shilling there—he went away, and soon afterwards came a third time for two ounces of tobacco and two cigars—they came to 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I gave him 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and one of the shillings which I had taken of him before—he went away—I put the half-crown in the same bowl—he came a fourth time, and wanted half-an-ounce of tobacco—he gave me a shilling—I gave him change, and he went away—I saw no more of him—I put that shilling with the other—about 9 the same evening I went to the bowl and found the two shillings and the half-crown there—I had had no other person in there—I went with the two shillings to a place in Edgeware-road to buy something, and they were both bad—I came back, and looked at the half-crown; it appeared to be bad—I showed it to a man, who bent it, and returned it to me—I applied to a police
<lb/>man, and gave him the same shillings and half-crown—the prisoner was taken next morning—he made a remark the third time he came, that the reason he wanted so much tobacco was he was in a goose-club.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not say that he belonged to a goose-club, and the over-money was to be put in a jar, to buy tobacco?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I am the proprietor of this establishment—I have not a great deal of business in the course of a day—my shop has only been open a short time—</p>
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<p>the prisoner had been in my shop two or three times—he appeared to have been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-161" type="given" value="ELIZA ANN"/>ELIZA ANN SILVERSTER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a grocer's shop, in South-wharf, Paddington. On 20th Dec, the prisoner came for an ounce of tea; it came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered me a shilling, I told him it was bad—I bent it, and returned it to him—he gave me a good shilling, and said he was very sorry he had offered me a bad one; he was not aware of it—he broke the bad shilling in two, and said no one else should have it—one of the pieces was left on the counter—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-162" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CARRINGTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 131). I went to Miss Williams' shop, and received these two shillings and this half-crown—I took the prisoner—I showed him this money—he said, "I have been there, but I was not aware that I passed any bad money"—I searched his lodging, and found one bad shilling in a drawer—I received this part of a shilling from Mrs. Sylvester.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings and this half-crown are bad—this other shilling is bad, and this part of a shilling also.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-172-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 30.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520105-173-offence-1 t18520105-name-165"/>Henry Ernest</persName>, and another.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-166" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH COCKING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Cocking. On 19th July I paid the prisoner 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and on 14th Oct., 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for Mr. Ernest—the prisoner gave me these receipts—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"Received, 19th July, 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., for one quarter's rent; less 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for property-tax; for H. Ernest." "Received, 14th Oct., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; less 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., sewers-rate; for H. Ernest.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18520105-name-167" type="given" value="MATTHEW THOMAS"/>MATTHEW THOMAS HUMPHAREY</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mr. Henry Ernest and Mr. Cresswell, accountants, in Cheapside. The prisoner was in their employ—it was his duty, amongst other things, to collect certain rents—he was to account to me for the money be received, either on the same day or the day following—he has not accounted to me for this 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Or 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he kept this cash-book, and it was his duty to make entries in it—this book was usually kept in the iron safe—the entries were posted into the ledger from this book—he kept a draft-book, and the money would be entered there, and he would afterwards enter it up fairly in the other books, under my direction—he had also a pocket-book, which he kept himself, in which no doubt he entered the sums at the time he received them—I have looked into the cash-book—these sums are not entered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had the prisoner been in this employ?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nearly twelve months; he had a good character—these moneys are received on account of an estate that is in Chancery—Mr. Ernest is the receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery—the moneys are received on account of Mr. Ernest—the other gentleman has nothing to do with the receiving—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that, as the prisoner on this evidence was not servant to Mr. Ernest and another, but to Mr. Ernest only, the indictment was not supported. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ordered the indictment to be amended, by striking out the words "and another."</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The prisoner was servant to Ernest and Cresswell?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was general servant—Mr. Ernest had no independent authority over him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not you state to me just now that Mr. Ernest alone was the receiver, and he was employed by Mr. Ernest alone to receive these rents?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he was not employed by Mr. Ernest alone; Mr. Ernest was like another client in this business.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You treat Mr. Ernest as if he were a client to the firm in this particular matter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the firm received it from one of the firm in his capacity as receiver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner in any way whatever servant to Mr. Ernest, either as receiver or any other capacity?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, only jointly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who is accountable to the Court of Chancery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Ernest; sup
<lb/>posing Mr. Ernest received it, and did not account, it is not for me to answer whether the firm or Mr. Ernest would be answerable to the Court of Chan
<lb/>cery; no doubt primarily Mr. Ernest would be—he gives a bond and sureties—Mr. Ernest, I believe, would lose the money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
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