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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUNTER, MAYOR. FOURTH 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, Feb.</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi> </persName>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-205-offence-1 t18520202-name-3"/>John Hill</persName>: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-205-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 38.—
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<interp inst="t18520202-206-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, stealing 36 yards of mous-seline-de-laine, value 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-206-offence-1 t18520202-name-5"/>Robert Felkin</persName> and another.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 437). On 31st Dec., about a quarter before 7 o'clock, I was in Cheapside, and saw the prisoner in Bow Churchyard at the dark part, placing something under the left arm of his coat—he then came out into Cheapside, and went towards Leadenhall-street—at that moment I saw Trew, my brother officer—we followed the prisoner into Fenchurch-street—I stopped him in Fenchurch-buildings, and asked him what he had under his coat—he said he was a respectable man and a gentle-man; he produced one of his cards to Trew, and asked by what authority we stopped him—we told him we were police-officers, and were about to produce our authority (I was in plain clothes)—I said I should like to know what it was he had got under his coat—he produced from under his coat this piece of mousseline-de laine—there are thirty-six yards of it; it was not in any paper—he said he had bought it of a Mr. Reed, in Tottenham-court-road—I said, "What is Mr. Reed's address?"—he said he did not know; the fact was, he had sold Mr. Reed two pounds of cigars, at 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per pound, about ten days previous—he did not say where—he said he had met Mr. Reed in Tottenham-court-Road, and he had not the money to pay him, and had given him this piece of goods to hold until he could pay it—Trew asked him which way he came from Tottenham-court-road—he said he had taken an omnibus at the corner of Tottenham-court-road and rode to the Bank, and from the Bank he walked to where we saw him, Fenchurch-buildings—Trew asked him if he had not been in Bow Churchyard—he said no, he had not been there that night,</p>
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<p>he could take his oath of it—I then said I had seen him there a very short time ago—he then said he had forgotten himself; he got out of the omnibus just by St. Paul's instead of the Bank, with the exception of turning up some court in Cheapside for a necessary purpose—Trew then said, "You had better tell us plainly in what way you did come;" and the prisoner said, "I walked the whole of the distance; I did not ride at all"—I said, "This is a very unsatisfactory account, and I must take you to the station"—I took him to the Bow-lane station, searched him, and found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. seventeen duplicates, a latch-key, and a plaid scarf—he said at the station it was a Mr. Reece, and not Mr. Reed, that he had it from—he did not know the address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The card he gave you was his right address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; of his place of business—it was not Fen-court where I took him, but Fenchurch-buildings—that was on his way home, but he had gone past where he lodged, and did not stop there—I did not stop him before because there were so many people about, and it would cause a mob; I waited till he got into the court—it was not a urinal where I stopped him—I did not see him go into Bow Churchyard—I cannot undertake to say he had not been relieving himself there, and that this had not slipped down at the time—I have seen his mother, and find that most of the duplicates are his or hers; she is recently a widow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw no appearance of his having relieved him
<lb/>elf in Bow Churchyard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not go up; I stopped in Cheapside—I found nothing about him in which this mousseline could have been wrapped.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Felkin and Ellis, calico-printers, 52, Old Change; there are only two partners. On 31st Dec, about 6 o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to see our warehouseman whom he knew—I left the warehouse about 6, and saw the prisoner in the warehouse then—this piece of mousseline-de-laine is my employers' printing—we had such in stock; it might have been printed some months before—I find their name on it—I keep a journal in which I enter the sales of goods by different persons in the house—it is not here—I did not sell this article—it would have been put in paper if it had been sold—it is worth about 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you say it is their manufacture, all you mean it that at some time or other within the last ten years it has been in stock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was printed at Ratcliffe, in Lancashire, and came to London—if it went anywhere else from Ratcliffe it would be irregular—I cannot undertake to say it has been in our warehouse at all, and if it had been we sell great quantities of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you recollect the prisoner being asked at the Mansion-house if he wished to put any questions to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; he said something, which was taken down in writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is the Lord Mayor's signa
<lb/>ture to this statement—I heard the prisoner make it upon his being asked if he wished to examine Mr. Johnson—(
<hi rend="italic">The statement was read as follow</hi>: "The prisoner being asked if he wished to ask Charles Johnson any question, says, 'I did take it, and it was my intention to pay Mr. Snow to-day; I admit it, rather than get Mr. Snow into a my trouble; he is an old school-fellow of mine, and I was under the influence of drink.'")—The prisoner did not appear at all intoxicated or under the influence of drink.</p>
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<p>—the prisoner accompanied me through the department in which it was, as we went down stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you show him any goods that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, some cotton cambrics—he did not buy or agree to bay any—he wanted me to enter a piece, but I said I could not, unless it was paid for there and then—I told him we never let a stranger, or a person who had not an account, have a single piece of goods unless it was paid for—he and I lodged together at the time, at Fenchurch-buildings, which leads into Leadenhall-street—I did not get home till late that night—I found he was not there—I had given him up part of my bedroom, as there was something doing to his room, and I should have been sure to have seen the mousseline-de-laine if be brought it home, unless he put it anywhere—he was about half an hour at the warehouse—we went and had a cup of tea together at a coffee-house in the neighbourhood—I do not know where he had been dining, but he went out from the warehouse and came back—I said to him, "You have been drinking brandy"—his family are highly respectable—I never knew a blemish upon his character until now—he is not quite twenty-one years of age, I believe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know how it was he did not live at home?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not; he is an importer of cigars—his place of business is in Crutched-friars—I was there four days previously—I know well where his mother lives, but was never in her rooms.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Could he have taken that piece of goods while he was with you without your seeing it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He must have taken it while my back was turned; the gas was turned out, and the place was in darkness—he did not go back with me after we had the coffee—I have to lock np the warehouse—he wore that top-coat all the time we were at tea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<lb/>draper, at Great Stanmore. The prisoner has been in the habit of coming to our shop—she came last Thursday and asked for a halfpennyworth of tread—I served her, and she paid for it—after she left, I left the shop for a few minutes—I heard the shop-door open, came back, and found another customer there—in consequence of information from her, I went out and overtook the prisoner—as soon as I got up to her I saw her, drop a piece of goods, and I said, "Stop, that won't do, you must come back; you have stolen this piece of goods from my shop"—I picked up this piece of goods (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and took it back with the prisoner—I can swear to it by the mark on it, which is in my own writing—it had not been sold—it was near the door, and a person could reach it by coming a foot inside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-15" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SYRED</persName> </hi>. I am a dressmaker, and live at Great Stanmore. On Thursday evening, about 6 o'clock, I went to Mr. Bailey's shop—Mr. Bailey bad left the shop, while I was there—while he was gone, the prisoner opened the door, put her hand in, and knocked this piece of Derry down from off a pile—</p>
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<p>she went a little way from the door, then came back, picked it up, and went away with it—I called to Mr. Bailey and told him—I was not above a yard and a half from the prisoner, close to the counter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 369). I was sent for to Mr. Bailey's, and found the prisoner in the shop—she was given into my custody with this piece of cloth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never saw anything of the cloth till he came and caught hold of me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> When I caught her she said she had nothing of ours—I said, "You had, but you have dropped it"—I am sure I saw her drop it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-208-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 29.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-209-offence-1 t18520202-name-19"/>James Carpenter Ward</persName>. 2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, Of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-209-offence-1 t18520202-name-20"/>London and South Western Railway Company</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-21" type="given" value="JAMES CARPENTER"/>JAMES CARPENTER WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a miller, of Stanwell. In the first week in January I requested Mr. Thomas Chester, a friend of mine, to order two kilderkins of ale for me of I and Coope, of Romford, and gave him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to pay for it—I did not see him pay it—I know the prisoner as one of our villagers at Stanwell—I have a brother of his in my service—I expected to receive the beer at the Staines station of the South-Western Railway—I did not go there myself, but I sent the prisoner's brother, to make inquiries, and gave him directions—he is not here—on 14th Jan., about half past 2 o'clock, I went to a beer-house where the prisoner lodges, and found the two casks of beer there in the passage—they had my direction on them on a piece of parch
<lb/>ment—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I cannot say whether the casks had been broached or not—I gave the prisoner into custody for obtaining the goods under false pretences—he made no reply—(
<hi rend="italic">direction read</hi>, "Mr. James Ward, Stanwell, Jan. 9, 1852.")</p>
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<persName id="t18520202-name-22" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-22" type="surname" value="BIRD"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BIRD</persName> </hi>. On 8th January, I received an order in writing from our London Stores, this is it—in consequence of receiving the order I sent two kilderkins of beer—this direction was written in our office, but not by me—I did not see the direction fixed on, but they were forwarded in the usual course.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-23" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THWAITES</persName> </hi>. I wrote these two directions, and I know the two kilderkins were sent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-24" type="surname" value="MARIS"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-24" type="given" value="JAMES FRANCIS"/>JAMES FRANCIS MARIS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Ind and Coope, at Whitechapel. I wrote this letter and invoice, and directed them to "Mr. James Wood, Stanwell, near Staines"—I put it into the letter-box, where our letters are ordinarily put, for posting—these casks were paid for before they were sent—the name "Wood," instead of "Ward," was put, in mistake, by the clerk at Romford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-25" type="surname" value="MOREY"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-25" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MOREY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Staines station of the London and South-Western Railway. On 13th Jan., about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and asked if there were two barrels of beer for Mr. Ward—I went to the warehouse, and found there were two—he asked me what there was to pay—I inquired of the station clerk, and told the prisoner it was 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and he said, "Very well; I will come and fetch them in the morning"—these are the directions that were on the casks—I was not present when the casks were taken away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-26" type="surname" value="SAUL"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-26" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SAUL</persName> </hi>. I reside at Stanwell, and am a market-gardener. The prisoner is in my employ—on 14th Jan., at half-past 5 o'clock, the prisoner called me up—I put the window up, and asked what he wanted so early—he</p>
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<p>said he had got a few things at the Staines station, and would I be so kind as to lend him a horse and cart to fetch them—I asked him what things they were; were they things his father or friends had sent him from town—he said, "Yes"—I told him he could have a horse and cart—he harnessed the horse, and went away to the station—he came hack just after breakfast, at 8 o'clock, put the horse into the stable, got his breakfast, and went to work again—he told me of his own accord that he had been after two kilderkins of beer, and he showed me the letter which has been produced—I asked him what was on the casks; and he told me now he had got them at his lodgings; people told him it was Mr. Ward's name on the casks—I told him he had done a wrong thing by not telling me what he was going after, because I should not have let him have the cart and horse, for I was well aware there was some mistake—he did not know what to say to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Can be either read or write?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I believe not; I believe the Magistrate who sent the case here knew that—he has been about seven or eight months in my service this time—he has worked for me for three or four years, when he was smaller—I never found anything wrong about him—he was a very hard-working lad, and I never found anything against his honesty—I would employ him again, if he wanted a job.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure he cannot read?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe not; I would not swear it—he brought the letter, and showed it to me and my sister to read, because he could not read it himself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SELLWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Staines station, in the employ
<lb/>ment of the South-Western Railway Company. I was on duty there on 14th Jan.—the prisoner came there, and said he came for Mr. Ward's beer—I am sure he said that—I told the other porter, Chappell, to give it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he show you the letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I did not read it; he offered to show it to me—I do not know whether I took it into my hand; I will not swear I did not—I distinctly recollect that he asked for Mr. Ward's beer—I could not swear that I did not take the letter into my hand, read the direction, and tell him it was all right—I did not tell him it was all right—I told him to show it to the other porter, at I was a stranger, and could not let him have the beer—I did not read the address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-28" type="surname" value="CHAPPELL"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-28" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CHAPPELL</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, at the Staines station. I delivered the beer to the prisoner—he did not show me the letter, or ask me for the beer—Selwood came to me, and said the man had come for Mr. Ward's beer, and I came out and delivered it to him, with a bill for the carriage, which was 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he paid me that—he did not himself say anything about the beer, or where he came from—he was not present when Selwood spoke of Mr. Ward's beer—the prisoner could not write his name, but made bis mark in the book—I asked him his name—he said, "Wood," and I wrote that name in the book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-29" type="surname" value="GREENAWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GREENAWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 191). On 14th Jan., about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, I was called by Mr. Ward, who gave the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody, for illegally obtaining two barrels of beer—I went with Mr. Ward to Seal's beer-shop, at Stanwell, where the prisoner lodges, and there found two casks of beer, in the passage, addressed to "Mr. James Ward"—I produce the tickets—the prisoner was in the tap-room, smoking, when I went in—as I was taking him to the station, some person in the beer-shop gave me this letter.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd.</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi> and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). On 20th Jan., about 7 o'clock at night, I saw the two prisoners outside Mr. Tower's shop, in Gracechurch-street—they were walking backwards and forwards, sometimes together and sometimes separate—I saw them for about a quarter of an hour—I then saw Wingate go to Mr. Tower's shop door, lift two pairs of boots off a hook, and give them to Hanbury, who put them in his apron, and walked away quickly—I took him back, and left him in charge of the shopman—I then went after Wingate, and found him at the corner of a dark turning talking to a person—I took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-34" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, in the employ of Mr. James Towers—these boots are his property—I had hung them on the door-post in the morning—I saw them safe about half-past 4 or 5 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wingate's Defence.</hi> I had just been to the Spread Eagle, and I stopped to talk to a man, and the officer took me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hanbury's Defence.</hi> I was walking down Gracechurch-street and a boy, not this prisoner, came and said to me, "Hold these," and he gave me these boots and ran away; I was walking after him and was taken.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WINGATE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-210-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BROWN</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-37" type="given" value="GERVASE"/>GERVASE PETTER</persName> </hi>. I live at Mr. Cornell's, at Tottenham. I had two rabbits in a shed there—I saw them safe on 10th Jan., about 5 o'clock in the evening—I was called up about 11 that night, and one of them was gone—I have seen it since—this is it (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-38" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CORNELL</persName> </hi>. I live in Castle-place, Tottenham. Petter lodges with me; he has a shed at the bottom of the garden, in which he keeps rabbits. On 10th Jan. I was in the water-closet, about 11 o'clock in the evening, while there I saw some person go towards the shed where the rabbits were—I heard a scream like the scream of a rabbit, and I saw a person come away from the shed—I went to the shed and found the door open—I cannot say whether it had been closed before—I went out at ray front-door—I went round towards the back of the premises, and came up to the prisoner—he was not coming towards me, but going down the back—I said it was a wet night—I believe he made no answer—I saw there was something struggling in his pocket—I did not say anything about it, but he said, "I am very near drunk to-night, some one has been stealing a rabbit, or taking a rabbit, and put it down, I came out of Chalkley's and picked it up in the road, you may have it if you like"—I took the rabbit, and tried to secure him, but he ran away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 11 o'clock—I saw some one come and then go—I cannot say that the prisoner is the person—I went from my front door and went round—the prisoner was going along the back way—I have no entrance from the back—I have no side entrance; there are cottages attached to mine—I came in contact with</p>
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<p>the prisoner about 150 or 200 yards from my house, is White Hart-lane—there are nine or ten gardens between my garden and White Hart-lane—Chalkley's public-house is at the corner of White Hart-lane—the prisoner pulled this rabbit out of his pocket and told me I might have it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It was at the back of your premises that you found him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he must have got over the fence to have got to where I found him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are these low palings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, any one might get over.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-39" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-39" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GRAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, 40 N</hi>). Mr. Cornell brought me this rabbit that night, and the prosecutor identified it next morning—the prisoner was taken on that night week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know he is a neighbour?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; there was a person came to the Magistrate who made a statement, but he was not bound over—the Magistrate offered to take bail, but it was not ready—the prisoner was bailed last Thursday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-40" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a labouring man, and live in the Nursery, at Tottenham. I know the prisoner, he lives near the Roebuck. On the evening of 10th Jan. I saw him at Mr. Chalkley's public-house, at 6 o'clock—I went with him from there as far as the Roebuck—I remained with him there till about half-past 9—I left him there—I cannot say whether he was the worse for liquor, I was right enough—I appeared before the Magistrate, and began to tell what I have to-day but I was told to stand down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-41" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARRISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, 82 N</hi>). I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction at Chelmsford—(
<hi rend="italic">read—Convicted March, 1842, and confined nine months</hi>)—the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 1
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-213-offence-1 t18520202-name-46"/>Caleb Knock</persName>, in a vessel on the Thames.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann</hi>, on Wednesday, 14th Jan., it was lying at Pickle-herring-stairs, opposite the Tower, on the Thames—I had a jacket, which I bung across the boom while I went down in the cabin to wash myself—a boy named Riley was in a craft close bandy—he called me, and I came up and missed my jacket that I had hung on the boom—I went on shore with Riley, and he took me to Battle-bridge-stairs, and pointed out the prisoners to me, who were rowing up in a boat—I should say that was a quarter of a mile from Pickle-herring-stairs—I took a boat and came up to the prisoners, and got in their boat with them—I accused them of stealing my jacket, and called, "Police!"but there was no police handy—the prisoners rowed me over to the Custom-house, and threatened to throw roe overboard as they went along—when they got to the Custom-house, they got out and ran away—I took charge of their boat, and gave it up to Mr. Evans the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there another person in the boat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but the third person I could not swear to—there were a great many corn-barges and other craft about where I hung my jacket—it was about a quarter before 9 o'clock in the morning—I did not cry "Police!"be
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-48" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RILEY</persName> </hi>. I remember the morning when the prosecutor lost his jacket—I was in a boat not far from the
<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann</hi>, by Pickle-herring-stairs—I saw the prisoners in a boat, and saw Dockery take the jacket off the boom—Driscoll was in the boat, and there was a third man there—when Dockery took the jacket, he came into the boat again, and then the prisoners and the other man went on shore—I did not see anything more of the jacket—I went and told the prosecutor about it, and afterwards pointed out the two prisoners to him—they were then in their own boat off Battle-bridge-stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say there were three in the boat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they were rowing into the
<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann</hi>, where they took the jacket—one of them took the jacket—he only just stepped on the vessel and took it; that was Dockery—I did not know his name then—I heard his name when I was at the office—I was in Mr. Jenkins' skiff—I went to mind it while the man went on shore—there were no other boats about the
<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann</hi> except that—I went and spoke to Mr. Knock in about ten minutes afterwards; he was down in the cabin washing himself—I did not go with him when he went in the boat in pursuit of the prisoners—I pointed them out to him—they were in a boat about half-way out in the river—I said they were the men that had the jacket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure of the man who took the jacket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-49" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARSTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames policeman</hi>, 28). On Monday, 19th Jan., I saw the prisoners in a boat, about 7 o'clock in the morning, with another man—two were rowing, and one was sitting down—when I got near them, I saw the one who was sitting down
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> something overboard—I was not close enough to see what it was—I then came up to them.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DOCKERY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18520202-213-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-213-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 18.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DRISCOLL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18520202-213-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18520202-213-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-213-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>* Aged 20.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-213-18520202 t18520202-213-punishment-9"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN GOODAY</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18520202-214-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 16.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-215-offence-1 t18520202-name-54"/>Martha Bare</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 32). I was on duty in Gracechurch-street with Huggett on 23rd Jan., about 3 o'clock in the afternoon—I saw the prisoners; I had seen them before—I know they are the persons—I saw Regan go on the right hand side of a lady, and place his hand against her dress—Williams put his two hands in his own pockets, stood before Regan, and spread out his coat so as to cover him—the lady moved away, and I saw Williams put his hand on Regan's shoulder and speak to him—the lady went on, and stopped at a shop—Regan went and put his hand into her dress—Williams was close to Regan, covering him in the same way—the lady then went on further and looked in another shop, and Regan went again and put his hand in her pocket, and Williams put his hands in his pockets and stood in the same way—I saw Regan pull his hand out from the lady's dress, put something from his left hand into his right hand, and put it into his pocket, and he ran away, leaving Williams standing there—I ran after him—I ran against two men, and they
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<p>then turned round, put his hand into his pocket, took out the purse, and threw it into an area—I took him, and then went in the area and found these two purses (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) one in the other—there are nine sixpences in the large purse, and a sovereign and four half sovereigns in the small one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw Regan put his band twice in the lady's dress, and the lady had moved in the mean time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she moved twice—there was not so much as two or three minutes' interval—I was opposite him, on the other side of the way—he had just got in the passage leading to the market when I got to him—I was three or four yards from him when he threw the purse down—I ran against two men as they were standing against the posts leading to the passage; they said, "Mind where you are coming," and Regan looked round and threw down the purse—I took Regan, and left him in custody of a tradesman till I went down in the area and got the purse—it was not the length of this Court from the area to where I took him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-56" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-56" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HUGGETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 23). I was with Funnell—I saw the prisoners together, Regan went to the right side of a lady, and felt the right side of her dress—Williams stood with his hands in his pockets, spreading his coat out—the lady moved from the shop where she was standing, and went to another shop—Regan went again, and put his hand in her pocket—the lady moved again, and Repay went again and put his hand in her pocket, and Williams was spreading his coat out—the prisoners then separated, and Williams went towards Fenchurch-street—I pursued him and brought him back—the lady was then feeling her pocket, and she said she had lost her purse—I took Williams to Half-moon Passage, and there saw Regan when the purse was in the area.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was the lady?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The last time she was at a picture-shop—she had before been at a fruit-shop, and before that at a picture-shop—Williams was walking smartly away from her—he had got four or five yards from her—I had been watching the prisoners about a quarter of an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-57" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA BARE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Bare. I was in Gracechurch-street on 23rd Jan.—I lost my two purses, these are them—I bad looked in several shops—I thought I felt something; I put my hand into my pocket, and missed my two purses—these are them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 176). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">read—"Charles Withers, Convicted, April</hi> 1850;
<hi rend="italic">Confined three months</hi>)—I was present, Williams is the person.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, Feb.</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HOOPER</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-218-offence-1 t18520202-name-65"/>Edward Scales</persName>, his master: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-218-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-218-18520202 t18520202-218-punishment-15"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-219-offence-1 t18520202-name-68"/>Thomas Kemble</persName>.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, charging Reynolds with receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOURNE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the Hertfordshire police. On Monday night, 12th Jan., by the directions of my superior officer, I went to the premises of Mr. Kemble, at North Mimms—I concealed myself in the rick-yard, under a shed there—there was a load of clover hay in a cart, ready to go to London, on the top of which was a truss of clover hay—about 20 minutes to 3 o'clock Plummer came—he stood about some little time, looked round him, and afterwards went directly across to the rick-yard—there was a stack of meadow hay there, which I had put a mark into; and when he got over into the rick-yard, he went to the meadow hay, cut a bundle of it, and tied it up—I after
<lb/>wards found that bundle tied to the front of the cart, what is called a swinger—I afterwards saw him bring it out of the rick-yard, and lay it down by the side of the cart—I saw him set out about 3 o'clock—I and Ryder followed the cart to the Swan with Two Nicks, Finchley-common—Reynolds is the ostler there—I did not know him before—Plummer drew the horses up in front of the house, and went up the yard—I stood by the cart—he went up the yard, and was gone several minutes—he came back, got on top of the cart, and took a bundle of clover hay off, which he took round the house, to the yard at the back; but I lost sight of him, because I stopped with the cart—after some time, I had a signal from Ryder—I went and assisted in taking the prisoners—I found the swinger tied on the side of the cart, and in it I found my mark (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw the cart on Mr. Kemble's premises you say there was a load of clover hay?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a load, and under the cover was about a truss of clover hay tied up—it should weigh 56lbs. if it was a truss—it weighed 38lbs. when I weighed it before the Magistrate, at Hertford, six days afterwards, and the other 35lbs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-70" type="surname" value="RYDER"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD RYDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I was with Bourne—I saw Plummer put some meadow hay on the cart, and about 3 o'clock in the morning he started for Loudon—when he got to the Swan with Two Nicks, at Finchley, he stopped, and went to the stable door—he called out, and Reynolds, the ostler came—they conversed together about five minutes, but I was not near enough to hear what was said—Reynolds then went into the back-yard, and Plummer went back to the load of hay, took part of the truss of clover hay from the top, put it on his head, and carried it about fifty yards into the back-yard, where Reynolds was standing on a short outside step-ladder leading into a loft—Plummer said to Reynolds, "Where will you have it?"—Reynolds</p>
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<p>said, "Bring it up here"—Plummer got two or three steps up the ladder—Reynolds was in the act of pulling it; I cannot say whether he touched it, but he saw me, I suppose, for he said three times, "Take it down; I told you I would not have it"—I gate a signal for Bourne, and the prisoners were both taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The hay you saw taken out from under the cover was the hay he is charged with stealing, is it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KEMBLE</persName> </hi>. Plummer was in my service, his duty was to take the load of hay to town—he was allowed about a truss of clover hay for his horses, whieh was loaded with the hay on the cart—it ought to be under the cover—he had no authority to leave it anywhere, or to dispose of any portion of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It was his duty to take a truss of clover-hay?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had told him on the previous Friday night not to take meadow-hay—I saw the truss of clover-hay under the cart, and told him he was allowed to take one trust to London with his horses—I allowed him a good portion, because I did not know where he would have to go to—I should expect him home in the course of the next night—he had two horses, and was away sometimes more than twenty-four hours.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If they did not eat the whole of it, what was he to do with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To bring it baek, but I never saw the men bring any back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYDER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in the police force in Hertford?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seven years—I took the prisoners to Hertford, they were examined before Mr. Mills, the Magistrate; he remanded them four days—they were then brought up before the Hertford Bench, and Mr. Mills committed them to the Old Bailey—he is a Middlesex Magistrate—I was close under the cart when I saw Plummer undo the Cover, and take the elover hay from under it—I was close under the hind ladder; he got a short ladder and put it up—I could have touched his feet as he got up—it was raining, but the moon had been up about an hour and a half at the time Plummer came, and now and then I saw it pop out—I was not under the cart when he came, but while he was gone to cut the hay I got under the cart—I walked nine miles, and never lost sight of the hay; it rained all the time—it was raining when Plummer stopped at the house—when he went to the stabie-door, and Reynolds came out, I was in the road about fifteen yards from the cart, which was partly between me and them—the house is on the direct road to London; it is a place where carts are in the habit of stopping all night—when Plummer cut the hay I followed him within two yards all the way—I saw no one about but the two prisoners—I was two or three yards from Reynolds when I heard him say, "Bring it up here"—it was a little before 6 o'clock when they got there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Plummer.</hi> There was not a short ladder on the farm for me to get on, Mr. Kemble knows there was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-72" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KEMBLE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> There was a sixteen-step ladder on my premises—I cannot say anything against Plummer's character—it was by my direction that the police attended that night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 84lbs. weight of butter, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-220-offence-1 t18520202-name-74"/>George Bruin</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. FRANCIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-75" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-75" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PACKER</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Bruin, of the White Hart, Saint John-street. On 16th Jan. I took in three firkins of butter between 11 and 12</p>
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<p>o'clock—I placed them on the stage, which is a place from which we load the waggons—between 12 and half-past I missed one of the firkins, on hearing the alarm—I have since seen it at the station—I saw the prisoner coming up the yard that day about 12, before I missed the butter—I did not see him leave the yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had never seen him before, had you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of—it was about a quarter of an hour before I missed the butter that I saw him up the yard—I saw him after
<lb/>wards at the station—I did not go as a witness against anybody else, I am quite sure of that—there was another party taken up who I went to see, and I could not swear to him—I did not say that I could swear to him by his back, or that I believed him to be the party—I saw that man on the Sunday after the Friday—I said he was very much like the man, but I would not swear to him—I was not examined against him on the Monday, only at the station—I do not know how he came to be discharged—a man from the Ram Inn, Smithfield, was also taken to identify him—he swore to him in my presence—that was before the inspector, not before the Magistrate—I saw the prisoner on the next morning, Monday—no one pointed him out to me—they asked me if I could swear to the prisoner, and I said yes, I could—a policeman asked me if I could swear to him, and I said yes—he is differ
<lb/>ently dressed now to what he was then, he had a different coat, waistcoat, and handkerchief, he had on a kind of rough coat, and a grey waistcoat, and a cap with a peak to it—I did not particularly notice his trowsers; he had on a cord pair, I know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. FRANCIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw the prisoner at the station, was he alone or with others?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three policemen, no one else—the man from the Ram was not in our yard—it is another place altogether.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How near where you to him when you saw him in the yard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Close to him, as near as I could be—I was walking down from the top of the yard to the office—I did not take any particular notice of him at the time—I was about my business—I saw nothing more of him than just passing him in that way—there is no thoroughfare through that yard—he was dressed quite differently then to what he was when I saw him at the station, and had on altogether a different cap.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-76" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRUIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the White Hart, Saint John-street, I receive goods there for carriers—my man received this butter on 16th Jan., and I signed for its being received—I saw the prisoner go up the yard twice that morning—that was about the same time the butter was lost—it was somewhere about 12 o'clock—this is the firkin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw it at Mr. Clark's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you seen the man before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was taken to the station on the Sunday morning to see if I could identify another person—I said I could not swear to him, that he was very much like the man, but I should not like to swear to him—I was not positive he was the man—I did not believe him to be the man—he had a resemblance to the prisoner—he was discharged because there was nothing against him—neither I or any one could identify him—no one came to prove that he was elsewhere at the time—I saw the prisoner at the station on the Monday morning, I went there with Taylor, the policeman—I was asked if I could identify the man, and I said yes, he was the man I had seen up the yard—he was with two others in the cell—the turnkey opened the door, and the three men were shown to me—I was asked if I could identify either of them, they were all</p>
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<p>standing together—one of them was an oldish man, and the other a youth about sixteen or seventeen years old.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. FRANCIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw the prisoner with the other two, had you any doubt as to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; directly I saw him I said, that was the man I saw in the yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you asked to identify the prisoner before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said he was the same man I saw up the yard—I do not think that was put down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-77" type="surname" value="WILMOT"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILMOT</persName> </hi>. I am a carman. On 16th Jan. I was in St. John-street about mid-day—in consequence of a communication from Mr. Clark I watched the White Hart yard—a few minutes afterwards I saw the prisoner enter the yard, and saw him come down again with a firkin of butter on his shoulder (I had previously seen the prisoner lift up the tilt of a cart in St. John-street, opposite Mr. Clark's door)—I went to Mr. Clark's and gave an alarm—Taylor, a policeman, ran after him; I also followed—I saw the prisoner drop the butter—I took possession of it, and took it into Mr. Clark's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There were a lot of people running, were there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were three or four persons, I dare say, running after him; I can
<lb/>not say how many—he was dressed in a corduroy jacket and trowsers and a cap—he looked like a railway porter—I was about five or six yards away from him—I was taken to the police-station on the Sunday and saw a man, but he was not the person—I was shown the prisoner on the Monday morning—the policeman Smith showed him to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you tell the Magistrate that you watched the yard of the White Hart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I said that I stood a few yards away from the White Hart, and watched him go up and come down again—I was examined before Mr. Alderman Wilson, at Guildhall—I am sure I told him that I was watch
<lb/>ing—I had seen the prisoner lift up the tilt of a cart—I told Mr. Clark of that, and it was in consequence of that I watched him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-78" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I reside at 73 and 74, St. John-street, with my father, who is an oil merchant. On 16th Jan. there was a cart standing before our door—I saw the prisoner lift up the tilt of the cart; in consequence of that I employed Wilmot to watch him—he afterwards came to me, and gave an alarm—I ran out into the street, and saw the prisoner running away with a firkin of butter on his back—I pursued him 400 or 500 yards; I was rather out of breath—I saw him drop the firkin—I next saw him on Monday morn
<lb/>ing—I had opportunities of seeing his face on the Friday, for be turned his face round and almost watched me watching him—that was at the time he had up the tilt of the cart—he saw me, and turned round and looked at me just as he was undoing the rope of the tilt—I have not the slightest doubt of his identity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had never seen him before, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge—I was not shown the man on the Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At the time you ran out into the street, had he passed your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He came across the road towards St. John's-lane—I had a very good opportunity of seeing his face—I was about twenty or twenty-five yards from him—he escaped.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. FRANCIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw him the second time, was he dressed differently?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the first time he had a corduroy jacket and trowsers, with a dark cap, and on the Monday he had on a long coat, what is termed a pea-coat, with the same trowsers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-79" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 84). On 16th Jan., about half-past 12</p>
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<p>o'clock, I was on duty in St. John-street, and saw the prisoner crossing the street with a tub of butter—I was on the same side as Mr. Clark's shop—I pursued him, and when I was within twenty yards of him he ran up Eagle-court, which runs into Benjamin-street towards Cow-cross—he ran faster than me, as I had a great-coat on, and I lost him—I saw him again at the Smith-field police-station in a cell with two other prisoners, and swore to him—when I saw him on 16th Jan. he was dressed in a cord jacket and trowsers and a cap, as a railway porter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You and Smith went and searched his lodging?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Smith has got a list of the things we found—we had to give them up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. FRANCIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know what they generally consisted of?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Coats, trowsers, and butter-tubs; there were three or four coats.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-80" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 244). I took the prisoner. After he was remanded I went to his lodging, 16, Holland-street, Blackfriars-road, and found a gold ring, some gold studs, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, and various articles of dress; and in a shed, which his wife said he occupied, I found a quantity of butter-tubs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do not you know that the owner of the firkin of butter has got it back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not; I have had to give up the rings and watch by order of the Alderman—I only took the prisoner into custody once, that was on a Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are the clothes he has got on any part of what you found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe the satin waistcoat and the handkerchief are, and I rather think his coat—on 16th Jan. I saw him in the Old Bailey in three different dresses, within two hours and a half, accompanied by two others; I did not know him before—the first time he had on a cord jacket, a blue apron, and a hat; the second time a Mackintosh buttoned up close in front, and a cap, and a short time afterwards I saw him in a cord jacket, a gray waistcoat, low shoes and white stockings, and a sort of light grey cap with a peak to it; it was the same cap as he had on when I apprehended him—the third time I saw him was about 20 minutes past 8 o'clock in the morning, and from seeing him in those three dresses I took him to the station, and he was discharged with a caution by the sergeant—it was then about 9, or a few minutes after; I do not know whether the clock had struck or not—I am quite certain he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-81" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-81" type="surname" value="BISHOP"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-81" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I was barmaid at the White Hart Tavern, Saffron-hill; I was so on Friday, 16th Jan.—the prisoner came there about half-past 11 o'clock—I knew him as a customer—he never left the bar till after I—I heard on the Monday following that he was in custody, and recollected that it was on the Friday previous that he was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. FRANCIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you any relation of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; nor have I ever said I was—I know the policeman Smith by his number—I have never spoken to him; that is him (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to him</hi>)—I have never told him I was the prisoner's sister—I did not see him on the Saturday—I did not see him till the following Thursday, after the prisoner was taken on the Monday—that was the first time I saw him—I never said, either before or afterwards, that the prisoner was ray brother, nor that he was related to me; I swear to that—I only was to the White Hart to stay four weeks, but I stayed eight weeks; I did not go to stay—I am not there now—before that I was at Mr. Jackett's, a tavern in Blackhorse-court, Drury-lane—I have been away from the White Hart a fortnight to-morrow—I never saw</p>
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<p>the prisoner till I went there—I did not know him when I was at Mr. Jackett's—I have generally heard him called Clements; I never heard him called by any other name—he had some bread and cheese and a glass of ale at the bar of the White Horse—I remember the day, because I was out in the afternoon as he was there in the morning—I read in the paper that he was taken on the Monday—I heard of the robbery, and I heard on the Monday that the prisoner was taken—a good many people come to our bar—the prisoner was there frequently, not more than Other customers—I had seen him there before, and I saw him there on the Saturday and Monday between the time of the robbery and his apprehension—he was standing at the bar all the time by himself—he was not talking to me all the time, he was having his bread and cheese, and I was about my business—I observed the time, because I was having my lunch when he came in, and I generally have it between, 11 and 12 o'clock—I never left the bar—I was not very busy that morning—I had no particular reason for observing the time—at a little after I he asked what time I was going to dine—I told him 2, and he went away and did not stay to dinner—I have not been before the Magistrate—I heard of the robbery, and told Mrs. Clements, the prisoner's wife, who came to take tea at our bouse on Thursday—I was not acquainted with her, but I had seen her once or twice, and knew her by sight—I met her outside the Compter, Giltspur-street—I knew she was the prisoner's wife, because I was told so when she came to the White Horse one night; she has not been in the habit of coming there—I went to Mr. Wood's, the attorney's office, on the Thursday after he was taken on the Monday—I went there with his wife at the time I met her by the Compter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are a barmaid; is that the way you get your living?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes: it is utterly untrue that I have said the prisoner is my brother.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-82" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-82" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-82" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA WELLS</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the White Horse, in Saffron-hill; Bishop was his bar-maid. On Friday, 16th Jan., about half-past 11 o'clock in the morning, I was at the bar—the prisoner came in—I knew him as a customer—he had some bread and cheese, and did not go till half-past 12—I was there the whole time—I did not leave the bar or go up stairs—Mary Ann Bishop was there all the time—I am confident it was full half-past 12.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know St. John-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it would take from five to ten minutes to walk there from Saffron-hill—I have seen the prisoner's wife three or four times, and know her by sight—she is a customer of ours—I have seen her at the bar, but not very often—that has been within the last three weeks or a month, not before—I am quite sure of that—I am confident it was Friday the prisoner was at the bar, because my father was out—he went to Bermondsey to one of our houses, to collect the rent—I know it was half-past 11 o'clock because I looked at the clock to tell my mother the time—I am fourteen years old, and live at home—my father's christian name is David—I know the prisoner left at half-past 12 because my cousin came in—she left at 25 minutes past 12, and left the prisoner there—he staid a goodish bit longer—I cannot say whether it was an hour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been asked the distance to St. John-street; has the place where this is alleged to have occurred been pointed out to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What made you observe particularly the time your cousin went out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe she looked at the clock, as she had to get something for dinner for her husband, and as she went out she spoke the time out loud,</p>
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<p>and I heard her—the prisoner was standing by the beer-engine—during the time he was there he was by himself, I think—I knew him as a customer—I do not know whether I first heard of the butter being stolen the same day or the day after, on the Friday or Saturday—I do not know whether I spoke to Mary Ann Bishop about it or to my mother—it was spoken about in our house that day or the next—I think it was Mary Ann Bishop from whom I heard that the prisoner was accused, but I cannot say—I said directly, "He was here"—I think I heard of his being in custody on Monday evening or night—yesterday was the first time I was asked to be a witness—a gentleman came round to our place yesterday—I recollect now that it was not Mary Ann Bishop who told me the prisoner was taken—I had not told anybody before yesterday what I could tell—that is the gentleman who came to me (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner's solicitor</hi>)—I did not know him before yesterday—I do not know how he came to come to me—when he came yesterday, I was up stairs, and my mother sent for me down, and the gentleman asked me what I knew about them atter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-83" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-83" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-83" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN STEVENS</persName> </hi>. Mr. Wells, who keeps the White Horse, Saffron-hill, is a relation of mine—Mrs. Wells is my husband's cousin—I was there on 16th Jan.—I went into the bar about half-past 11 o'clock—the prisoner was there—I had seen him before by coming in and out of my cousin's—I staid there till half-past 12—he was there all the time I was there—he did not leave at all—I left him at the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What took you there so early?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was going by for my dinner—that made me stay there an hour—I was going up into Leather-lane—I stopped because my cousin, Mrs. Ralphs, said she was going that way—she went with me—it was turned half-past 12 o'clock then—I looked at the clock, and am quite sure it had turned the half hour—I said to my cousin, "I shall be late with my dinner to-day; I shall get something to fry"—I have been out of Court during the examination of the last two witnesses—there were not such a great many people in and out of the bar while I was there—the prisoner was standing, eating some bread and cheese—one or two persons passed in, but not more—I have known the prisoner four or five years, but no more than passing the time of day to him—I have seen him frequently at the White Horse, and also Wells and Bishop—I saw Mrs. Clements the week before last, and last Thursday—I did not speak to her about this—I have not told anybody all I have told you to-day—I have mentioned it now for the first time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Recollect yourself; do not you see Mr. Wood there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh, Mr. Wood! yes, I saw that gentleman yesterday morning; I told him what I knew about the matter—I happened to go by the White Horse, and went in—I did not know Mr. Wood was there—I have not mentioned it to anybody else, only to my cousin, Mrs. Wells, last Friday—I did not know what that gentleman meant when I told him several times over I had never mentioned it to anybody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-84" type="surname" value="GIBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-84" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GIBSON</persName> </hi>. On Friday, Kith Jan., I was potman at the White Horse, Saffron-hill. I was cleaning the window that morning when the pri
<lb/>soner came in; I can hardly say what time it was; it was before dinner—I was on the steps, cleaning the inside of the window nearest the bar, in front of the bar, and saw him having bread and cheese—he was there some time—I cannot tell exactly what time he left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you been potman there?
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Three weeks; we never had any bar-maid but Miss Bishop: the daughter acted as bar-maid when I went there—I have seen the prisoner there frequently—the</p>
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<p>first time I mentioned my evidence was to the solicitor yesterday—I heard of the prisoner being in custody on the following Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-85" type="surname" value="WORMS"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-85" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON WORMS</persName> </hi>. I am a commission-broker, of 47, Turnmill-street, about eight minutes' walk from the White Horse. I know the prisoner—he is cooper—I have dealt with him respecting casks—it was about a month ago; it was before 16th Jan.—on 16th Jan. I went to the White Horse, just after 12 o'clock—different persons were in front of the bar, and among them was the prisoner—I think he was eating—he made some remark about having an early dinner—I stopped and read the paper till very nigh 1 o'clock, and went away, leafing him there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you of the Jewish persuasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not sell the prisoner any casks; I inquired about some brewers' casks—I only asked him what he could afford to give—he did not buy them—we could not agree about the price—it was about two months ago—I was subpoenaed last week to Middlesex Sessions as a witness, but was not called; it was in an assault case; it was not to prove an
<hi rend="italic">alibi.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether the prisoner is a cooper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he lives a few doors from me—he makes tubs—he keeps a shop in Turn mill-street, but has not done so since Christmas—I was first applied to come as a witness Inst Saturday evening—I saw his wife—I am certain the prisoner never left while I was there—my eyes were upon the paper, but we conversed together, when I left off reading, for a minute or two—I marked the time, because I have been in the habit of seeing the paper every morning for ten years, at that time, when business does not call me away, and I should have stopped a few minutes more to read the paper, but I was frightened that dinner was waiting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. FRANCIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-86" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 224). I have seen Mary Ann Bishop before to-day, at various times—the first occasion was with the prisoner's wife, on Monday, 19th Jan., in Guildhall yard, when the prisoner was being examined; and on the Friday previous to the prisoner being brought from the Compter I saw her waiting in Giltspur-street, some considerable time, with the prisoner's wife, and various other companions, and she told me she was the prisoner's sister.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you said anything to her pre
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had not; I said nothing to any of the other persons who were with her—she was only with the prisoner's wife at the time she said that; the others were walking up and down the street, and I saw her several times in conversation with them—that is all I know about the companionship—I apprehended the prisoner—I did not refuse to give up the property taken from the house, in the teeth of a Magistrate's order—I was summoned, in consequence of refusing to give up the coat without an order from the Magistrate—I made no claim for expenses when I was ordered to give them up; I had no power—I know Mr. Wood and his son—his son applied to me several times for the clothes—I never refused to give them up except on pay
<lb/>ment of 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I claimed as expenses—I never made any demand—I was never reproved by the Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. FRANCIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had charge of the property, and when you had a written order, and were summoned, you gave it up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in the presence of the inspector; it was given to the solicitor—I saw the prisoner's wife in the street, and several other persons whom I know by sight—Alderman Wilson only ordered me to give up the watch and money—there was after
<lb/>wards an order for the clothes and jewellery to be given up, and I gave them up at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>: and
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth 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">
<persName id="t18520202-name-92" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-92" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN RIDDICK</persName> </hi>. I keep the Crown public-house. On the evening of 16th Dec. the prisoner came to my bar for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—he gave me a half-crown—I marked it and gave it to my wife, and she gave him change—as the prisoner was at the door going out, I found it was bad—he came again on 30th Dec. for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—I was in the bar-parlour—I saw my wife serve him, he paid her with a shilling—she gave him change, and gave me the shilling—it was bad—I marked it, and gave it to the policeman—I gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You said I was in your house on the 26th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you were; I should have given you in charge, but there was no one there; you had 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of gin, and gave me a bad shilling; I broke it and threw it at you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-93" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA RIDDICK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness. On 16th Dec. I was in the bar—the prisoner came in, and I, by my husband's desire, gave him change for a half-crown—my husband gave me a half-crown, I discovered it was bad—the prisoner had just got out at the door—the half-crown was then marked and locked up—I and my husband followed after the prisoner, but he was gone—I was not there on the 26th when he came—I was there when he came on the 30th—he asked for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of gin, and he put down a shilling—I recognised him as the same person who had been there before—he had his thumb over the shilling that he had put down—after I laid the change on the counter the prisoner then took his thumb up, and I took up the shilling—I said, "This is a bad one, and this is not the first time you have uttered bad money here; this night fortnight you was here with a bad half-crown"—he said, "Me?"—I said, "Yes, and you know it"—I am sure he is the man—my husband took the shilling, and the prisoner was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COCKMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 106). The prisoner was given into my custody on 30th Dec.—this shilling was given me by Mr. Riddick, and the half-crown by Mrs. Riddick—the prisoner denied the shilling being bad, and he denied being in the house on the 16th, when the half-crown was passed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I acknowledge to having uttered the shilling—I do not know anything about the half-crown; when they told me the shilling was bad I gave another directly; I had taken the shilling about five minutes before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-223-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="def1-223-18520202 t18520202-223-punishment-18"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE CONNELL</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="t18520202-name-97" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-97" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA REED</persName> </hi>. I keep a counter in the Pantheon, in Oxford-street. On 24th Dec. the prisoner came there, about half-past 4 o'clock in the after
<lb/>noon—she asked for some gold thread, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she paid me with a half-crown—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the half-crown in my pocket—I had no other half-crown there, only a sovereign and two shillings—I am quite sure the prisoner is the person—I afterwards went to pay some money to Mr. Howland, a grocer—I gave him the same half-crown—it was tried by a "detector," and found to be bad—it was marked—I did not loss sight of it at all—I kept it by itself, and produced it on the examination of the prisoner—it was given to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many half-crowns had you taken that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot tell—I had taken change for a sovereign from the inspectress—I should say I bad not taken more than four half-crowns that day—it might be half-a-dozen—the money taken there varies in amount—we take a good deal of money before the holidays—I saw Mr. Howland about three-quarters of an hour afterwards—after I had taken the change for the sovereign from the inspectress I had no other customer till I went to Mr. Howland—he lives in The obald's-road—I had not been in any other shop but Mr. Howland's—I had not noticed anything about the half-crown when the prisoner passed it, she was so respectable that I did not notice it—I know this to be the half-crown I took of the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you went to Mr. Howland's and proposed to pay him, had you any more than that half-crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; only that one—this is it—it was broken in my presence by Mr. Howland.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-98" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH M'ARTHUR</persName> </hi>. I keep a stall at the Pantheon. I know the prisoner by sight—I have seen her several times—I saw her on Christmas
<lb/>eve, or a few days after—she came to me between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon for a box of toys—the price was 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she offered in payment a bad half-crown—I noticed it was bad, and gave it her back—she said she had taken it, and she gave me a good one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you mark it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had not any occasion to do so, as I did not take it—I bit it—I know it was bad by the look of it altogether.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-99" type="surname" value="EMBLEM"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-99" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH EMBLEM</persName> </hi>. I keep a jeweller's stand in the Pantheon. On 31st Dec. the prisoner came to my stand; she bought a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cushion, and proposed to pay with a half-crown; it was bad, and I returned it to her—she said she had no other change, but she would get change and return in half an hour—she did not return—I do not take a good deal of silver, but I am a pretty good judge of silver—I am sure the half crown was a bad one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-100" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-100" type="surname" value="CROW"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-100" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA CROW</persName> </hi>. I keep a stall in the Langham Bazaar. I know the prisoner by sight—she came to my stall on 2nd Jan.—she bought an article, and offered me in payment a half-crown; I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change—I noticed there was a mark on the head of the half-crown she gave me—I put it in my pocket—I did not mix it with any other half-crown—I afterwards offered it, and it was refused—it was not out of my sight—I kept it, and gave it to the officer on the 15th—I am sure it was the one I got from the prisoner—it had been mixed with others, but I knew it by the mark—this is it—I noticed the mark on it immediately the prisoner gave it me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You received this half-crown on the 1st or 2nd Jan.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; about half-past 4 o'clock—I put it into my pocket and took it home, and put it in my desk—there were other half-crowns and shillings there—it</p>
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<p>remained there I think till the day afterwards, when I went to pay it away—no one had access to my desk but myself—no one lives with me—I keep the desk locked—I took out that half-crown, and all the other silver the day afterwards, and took it to pay a bill to a person in Rath bone-place—I paid the bill, and the half-crown was refused—that was the day after I had taken it—I then put it in a piece of paper, and put it in my pocket; I kept it till the 15th, when I gave it up—I had seen the prisoner in the bazaar repeatedly before, and she had purchased things from me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ISABELLA REED</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen the prisoner before the day that you speak of?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; she then purchased this article—this matter has been talked of in the Pantheon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-101" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-101" type="surname" value="STOCKER"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-101" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA STOCKER</persName> </hi>. I assist Mrs. Tebbutt, who keeps a stall in the Pantheon, I know the prisoner, she bought a needle-case of me on 5th Jan., between three and four o'clock—it came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., she gave me a half-crown, and I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she went away, and directly she was gone I discovered the half-crown was bad—I went in search of the prisoner, but could not find her—I wrapped the half-crown in paper, and put it in my pocket—I gave it to Mrs. Tebbutt, at 5 o'clock, at the closing of the building, wrapped in the paper as it was—on the 8th Mrs. Tebbutt produced the half-crown—she gave it to me, and I showed it to the constable, and I gave it up to him on the 9th—I saw the prisoner in Oxford-street, and was the occasion of her being taken into custody—she said it was not her that gave it me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you seen her before the day she gave you the half-crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge—one of the porters was with me in Oxford-street, when I saw the prisoner—I found the half-crown was bad im
<lb/>mediately—this is it—I marked it in Vine-street station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-102" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA TEBBUTT</persName> </hi>. I received a half-crown from Stocker on the 5th Jan., between 4 and 5 o'clock; I returned it to her on the 8th—I am sure I gave her the same she bad given me—I had kept it in my pocket, but separate from others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-103" type="given" value="BISLEY"/>BISLEY ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 154). The prisoner was given into my custody on 8th Jan.—I took her to Vine-street station; 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on her;—I received this half-crown from Miss Reed—this from Miss Crow, and this other from Miss Stocker.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-104" type="surname" value="OTWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-104" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CARLES OTWAY</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the C division of police. I was in attendance when the prisoner was brought in a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I looked into the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> in a minute after she came out of it, and found this half-crown on the mat at the bottom of the
<hi rend="italic">cab.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are all bad—the first and the third are from the same mould.
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-224-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET CALLAGHAN</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">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-107" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MASTERS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Mr. Meeking, a linendraper, on Holborn-hill. The prisoner came there on the day before Christmas-day between 4 and 5 o'clock in the evening—she asked for two pieces of tape; they came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad half-crown—I took it to a cashier who was at the desk—in consequence of what he said, I took it back to the prisoner, and told her it was bad—she said she did not know it—I gave it her, and she went away—I am a pretty good judge of silver—I am quite sure it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-108" type="given" value="EVAN"/>EVAN LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Emery and Co., linendrapers in Farring
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<p>On 24th Dec, the prisoner came at a little after 6 o'clock in the evening—she asked for a reel of cotton; I gave it her—she gave me a bad shilling—I showed it to Mr. Pattey, a shopman, and left it in his care.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PATTEY</persName> </hi>. Lloyd showed the shilling to me—I examined it, and found it bad—I asked the prisoner if she had any more—the said, "No"—I asked her where she got that—she said she just took it in change for half-a-crown at a linendraper's, she could not tell where, nor where she lived—she said she had been from Southampton about a fortnight—I turned her out of the shop—there was a policeman passing the door—I mentioned it to him, and let her go—I locked the shilling in a small drawer in the cashier's desk—I kept it apart from all other money—I at last gave it to the constable that I saw at the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-110" type="surname" value="LEVY"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEVY</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Meeking, where Masters is cashier. The prisoner came there on 8th Jan., between 11 and 12 o'clock at noon—she bought 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of cotton—she offered a shilling, which was a bad one—I called our cashier, and be took it off the counter—I am certain what he took up was what the prisoner put down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-111" type="surname" value="GROVES"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GROVES</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Mr. Meeking. I saw the prisoner there on 8th Jan.—I saw a shilling on the counter—I did not see her put it down—I took it up and took it to the desk, and showed it to the cashier, but before I took it there I bit it—the cashier gave it back to me—it was not out of my sight—I am sure it was the one I took from the counter—I gave it to Mr. Wallis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-112" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I got the shilling from Mr. Groves—I gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-113" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 253). I was near Mr. Pattey's on 24th Dec.—I saw the prisoner leaving the place—Mr. Pattey spoke to me, and gave me a shilling—I looked at it—the prisoner could not tell where she lived nor anything about it—I let her go, and told Mr. Pattey to keep the shilling—this is it—on 8th Jan. I was sent for to Mr. Meeking's, on Holborn
<lb/>bill, and the prisoner was given in charge—I received this shilling from Mr. Wallis—I recognized the prisoner as the same person who attempted to pass the shilling at Mr. Emery's—I took her to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I sell things in the street; I went to buy a reel of cotton, and offered the shilling to the shopman; he asked if I knew it was bad; the other I knew nothing of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-225-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH HITCHCOCK</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>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-116" type="given" value="CAROLINE HANNAH"/>CAROLINE HANNAH CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Timothy Chapman, he makes eel-pies and kidney-pies. On 5th Jan. the prisoner came about the middle of the evening—she asked for an eel-pie—I told her we bad not any—she said had we any kidney—I said, "Yes"—she said, "Give me a kidney-pie"—I did, and she gave me a half-crown—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the half-crown in the till, where I had no other—I am quite certain of that—the half-crown was taken out by my husband between 12 and 1 o'clock, when the shop was closed—I think it must have been between 8 and 9 when it was taken—there was no other half-crown taken that evening—I was there when my husband took the money out of the till—he took it out and put it in the cash-box—there was only one half-crown in the till.</p>
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<p>Thursday morning—I will take my oath I never was in your shop.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, I am quite certain she is the woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN TIMOTHY"/>JOHN TIMOTHY CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I took the money out of the till on 5th Jan., according to my usual practice, and put it in the cash-box—there was no other half-crown in the box—it remained in the cash-box till the Thursday morning after—the prisoner came again on the Wednesday—down to that time I had not put any other half-crown in the box—when she came she asked for two mince-pies, they came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was called to give change for a half-crown—Jane Townley was there minding the shop—I had not change to give—Ellen Ragan was there with some beer from the Barley-mow—the half-crown was given to her—she came back in about two minutes—the half-crown was found to be bad—the prisoner was standing in front of the counter—Saunders came back with Ragan—I received the half-crown from him, it was then broken—a constable was sent for—I asked the prisoner where she took that half-crown, she made no answer—I asked her where she lived—she said in Shoreditch—I said I thought she had been in the shop before—she said she had never been in the shop before—I gave her in charge to the officer, he took her to the station—I went there, and when I came back I went to the cash-box and found one half-crown, and only one, it was bad—the cash-box is kept locked—I keep the key.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-118" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE TOWNLEY</persName> </hi>. I was in Mr. Chapman's shop, on 7th Jan.—I received a half-crown from the prisoner—I called Mr. Chapman to give change—I gave the half-crown to Ellen Ragan, to get change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-119" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN RAGAN</persName> </hi>. I am servant at the Barley-mow—I received a half-crown from Jane Townley on 7th Jan.—I went to the grocer's shop, and took the half-crown to Mr. Saunders—he rung it, and said, "This is bad"—he put it to his teeth and broke it—it was not out of my sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The shopman said that was not the first bad money you brought, you brought a bad half-sovereign.
<hi rend="italic">Wittiest.</hi> That was one which my master gave me—a person came and brought it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-120" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to a grocer—Ragan came to our shop to change half-a-crown—I found it was bad—I broke it with my teeth—this is it—I took it to Mr. Chapman and gave it him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thames-policeman</hi>, 11). I took the prisoner into custody—I received these two half-crowns from Mr. Chapman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-124" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN FOSSEY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep a beer-shop at Chelsea. On 4th Jan. the prisoner came there, between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening, with another man—one of them, I cannot say which, asked for a pint of beer, and gave me a shilling—they were in company, and both of them drank of the beer—I gave 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and they both went away directly—as soon as they were gone I looked at the shilling and found it was bad—I put it on a shelf, and it remained there till I gave it to the constable—on the afternoon of 6th Jan. the prisoner and the same man came again—they called for a pint of beer, and one of them gave me a shilling; it was a dark afternoon, and I could hardly tell whether it was good or bad—I gave change for that, and after they were gone I found it was bad—I sent three persons after them—I put the shilling in the fire, and it melted pretty quickly—on 11th Jan. the prisoner came again, between 9 and 10—there was another man with him,</p>
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<lb/>man—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Watson.</hi> You took 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and took the lucifers from me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Watson's Defence.</hi> About half-past 11 o'clock that night I met the con
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I went to where I used to work sometimes; I had a money-box there, that I used to save up all the pence and halfpence that I could get in; after I left the constable, I broke open my money-box, took all the money out, and put it into my pocket; I went to the coffee-shop, and sat there till 4 o'clock in the morning; I came away from there, and went into Old Church-street; I sat there till 5, and about an hour afterwards I met the other constable; he asked me where I was going; I said I was going home; he said I must go to the station; he asked me where I got the money; I told him I got some of it by playing at skittles, and some I worked for, and I saved them all up together.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-230-offence-1 t18520202-name-139"/>Francis Parry M'Carthy</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROWE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 136). About a quarter-past 5 o'clock, on Tuesday evening, 20th Jan., I saw the prisoner in Beech-street—I had seen him before—I watched him, and saw him take this piece of leaden pipe from the door of 7, Beech-street—the door was open, and this pipe was inside, leaning against the door—he walked away as fast as he could—I followed him into Beech-lane, and asked him what he was going to do with the pipe—he said, "Don't take me; you will ruin me"—I took him into custody—he walked into Whitecross-street, and then laid down, and fought very much—I held him, sent for another constable, and took him to the station—he was searched, and two duplicates found on him—this is the pipe—the prisoner appeared to be drunk when I first saw him, but, in watching him, he was not so drunk as he appeared to be—he did not take the lead in the first instance; he made two attempts, and took it the third time—it weighs 31lbs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you first saw him he appeared drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was staggering about; he knocked me off the pave
<lb/>ment—I watched him for about five minutes before he took the lead—I did not say anything to him, nor he to me, when he pushed me off the pavement—I knew him before—I cannot tell whether he knew me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-141" type="surname" value="M'CARTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-141" type="given" value="FRANCIS PARRY"/>FRANCIS PARRY M'CARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am a metal-merchant, of 7, Beech-street. I believe this lead to be my property—it is worth about 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-142" type="surname" value="RYAN"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-142" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK RYAN</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner perfectly well since he was about seven years old—I think he is now going up to his eighteen—upon my word, I never heard anything against his character till this business—I</p>
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<p>always knew him a very industrious hard-working young fellow—he was embossing for a person in Tabernacle-walk—on 20th Jan. I had been in his company all day from about half-past 11 o'clock till, I think, about a quarter after four—he got very drunk indeed in my company, both in the Coach and Horses, and in the Paul Tap, Chiswell-street—he was very much intoxicated, not able to walk—I was better than he—I had drunk a great deal of gin, but, my being older than he, I was more substantial—a shoemaker can take more than other persons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How Was your sight after this drink, did not things wave a good deal, and dance before your eyes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, never; I am a very staunch sort of a man—sometimes I may drink five or six, or ten glasses, before it would take any effect on me—I suppose that day I had drunk seven or eight glasses of rum and gin, besides potter and ale—I am always able to know the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-230-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Feb.</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE CRESSWELL</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM MAGNAY</hi> </persName>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr; Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>; and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi> </persName>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-231-offence-1 t18520202-name-147"/>George Henry Barnett</persName> and others: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-231-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Cresswell, and the Third Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">See next Case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONAS HEILBRON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOLL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am an usher of the Court of Bankruptcy in London, in the Court of Mr. Commissioner Holroyd. I produce the petition for the adjudication of bankruptcy of James Soleman Davis, also the copy of the adjudication of bankruptcy and the declaration of insolvency—I have all the proceedings; they are enrolled—I was present on 17th Nov., 1851, when the prisoner was examined before Mr. Commissioner Holroyd—he was sworn by me on the Old Testament, and then examined touching the bankruptcy—it was taken in writing, read over to him, acknowledged by him, and signed by him—I produce his examination—I was also present on 1st Dec, when he was again examined before Mr. Commissioner Holroyd—he was sworn on that occasion on the Old Testament—his examination on that day was read over to him, acknowledged and signed by him—I produce that examination, and also the
<hi rend="italic">Gazette.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-151" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturing silversmith. I know James Soleman Davis, who was a bankrupt—he professed to be a trader; he bought</p>
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<p>and sold goods—he did not keep a shop—my father it a creditor of his—he is the petitioning creditor—the bankrupt was indebted to him about 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the time of the petition—there were bills out in addition.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-152" type="given" value="ANDREW VAN"/>ANDREW VAN SANDAU</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor. Among the Bankruptcy pro
<lb/>ceedings is an office-copy of the declaration of insolvency, which I attested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The examination of the prisoner before Mr. Commissioner Holroyd on 17th Nov., 1851, was here read: he described himself as a general dealer, of No. 9, Minories, and was examined at great length as to the nature of his dealings with the bankrupt, with whom he stated he had been acquainted twelve or fourteen months, and that his dealings with him had not extended to the amount of 1,000</hi>l
<hi rend="italic">.; that as he kept no shop, the dealings had generally taken place at Benjamins Coffee-house, in Duke-street, Aldgate, Abraham's Coffee-house, and St. James's Coffee-house in the same place. After stating that he had obtained from Davis various deposit notes for goods pawned by him at Attenborough and Sowerby's, his examination proceeded as follows</hi>:—"I do not remember going with the bank-rupt to a pawnbroker's in Sloane-street, named Lamb, to redeem goods and I say positively I never did go there with the bankrupt, but I did go with the bankrupt about Sept. last, but cannot say what day in particular, to a pawnbroker's of the name of Russell to redeem some goods—the bankrupt requested me to go with him to redeem those goods, assigning as a reason that he did not like to go in and sign his name; I consequently redeemed those goods, and signed my own name on that occasion on the pawnbroker's ticket—I have been to Russell's on more than one occasion, but Davis accompanied me only on one occasion—both times when I went to Russell was about Sept.—they were both the goods deposited by Davis—he told me there was a nice lot of goods which he wished me to redeem, and the bankrupt gave me the money to redeem them with, telling me at the same time that he would sell them to me and agree upon a price—there was but a short time intervening on the two occasions when I visited Russell's—the bankrupt himself had the money with which he redeemed those goods, and I did not advance it for him"—"the bankrupt gave me the money on two successive days"—"I never did, on any occasion, redeem any deposit made by Davis to Mr. Lamb, a pawn
<lb/>broker, in Sloane-street, and that I speak positively to"—"I never sold any of Davis's goods to Barnard Phillips, of Castle-street, St. Mary Axe—in my dealings with Davis I always dealt with him in my own name and on my own account, and not as the agent of another, &c."
<hi rend="italic">A further examination of the prisoner on 1st Dec, 1851, was also read; after stating that the goods he had redeemed were redeemed with money furnished by the bankrupt, it pro
<lb/>ceeded</hi>: "In your former examination you stated you had never, on any occasion, redeemed any deposits made by the bankrupt at Lamb's, a pawn
<lb/>broker, in Sloane-street, and to that you spoke positively; was what you then said in that respect true?—It was true; and I never redeemed any goods of the bankrupt at Lamb's. Are you quite certain of what you now say in that respect?—I am quite certain of that. Now, take care what you say; did you not, on or about 8th Oct. last, accompany the bankrupt to, or meet the bankrupt at, Lamb's, in Sloane-street, and then redeem two lots of goods pledged by the bankrupt at Lamb's, one lot for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the other lot for 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?—No, I did not; I never redeemed any lots at Lamb's—I recollect on one occasion meeting the bankrupt near the Exhibition in the evening, and he asked me to accompany him somewhere in that neighbourhood, and I did so, but it was not, to my knowledge, to a pawnbroker's—the bankrupt went in at a private door, and the bankrupt beckoned me in, and I saw the bank
<lb/>rupt produce some letter or ticket, and I saw some goods handed out, and</p>
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<p>I helped the bankrupt to count out his money—I then left the room, and the bankrupt on coming out told me he had a fine lot of goods which he proposed to sell me—I cannot say whether that was at Mr. Lamb's house—upon that occasion I did not produce the money, and I did not myself redeem the goods on that occasion—Davis had the goods in a brown paper, and I declined to purchase them as it was night—I took away the goods on that occasion, as Davis said he had no great coat pocket, and I had—on the same night I gave Davis those goods, and told him I would see the goods to-morrow—Davis then went away with the goods and left me—I did on the next day see those goods—I did not buy them, as they were too good for me and too high priced—I cannot recollect whether I purchased any small portion of them or not—I cannot recollect what was about the gross value of those goods"—"I have redeemed some goods at Russell's, in Shoreditch, but I cannot say the date nor the amount, nor whose tickets they where, nor if I received the tickets from the bankrupt—I cannot say if I redeemed any goods whatever at Russell's since 17th Oct. last—I redeemed on two occasions at Russell's goods belonging to the bankrupt, but those I redeemed some time in the summer with money supplied me by the bankrupt for the purpose, and on those occa
<lb/>sions I delivered the goods to the bankrupt—I did not, to my recollection, on 23rd Oct. last, redeem goods pledged for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at Russell's, in Shoreditch—I did not, to my recollection, on 21st Oct. last, redeem goods pledged for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at Russell's, in Shoreditch—the bankrupt did not give me money to redeem the goods at Russell's, which it is supposed I redeemed on 21st and 23rd Oct. last, but I do not recollect that I did redeem any such goods about that time at Russell's—I take out a great quantity of goods which are pledged by other persons all over London, and I cannot recollect one transaction of that kind from the other," &c.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-153" type="given" value="JAMES SOLEMAN"/>JAMESH SOLEMAN DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a prisoner</hi>). On 24th Oct. last T became a bankrupt—I had carried on business for eight or nine months preceding my bankruptcy as a general dealer—I from time to time obtained goods from Messrs. Holland, and other persons—I think I first bad dealings with Heilbron, in the early part of the year, I had one or two little dealings with him in the early part of the year—I began to have extensive dealings with him about the month of June—between that time and my bankruptcy I received from him, for goods, as near as I can possibly state, about 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was not much difference between the value of the silver goods I sold him and what I was to have given for them to the persons from whom I obtained them—in the gold goods there was a considerable difference, I should say nearly one half—I cannot say what proportion of the 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was for gold goods—I should say about a couple of hundred pounds was for silver goods, but I cannot say positively—the rest were gold—I sold them at about half the price that I was charged for them—I did not give any invoice with the goods before Sept.—there had been sales before Sept., beyond 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each; some 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., some 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and upwards, and some 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave invoices at the request of Heilbron—he said that the persons he was acting for required invoices—I recollect pledging some goods at Lamb's, a pawnbroker's, in Sloane-street—I received these deposit notes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the days on which I pledged the goods—one day was the 5th, and the other the 12th of May—I pawned various kinds of things on those occasions—there were gold chains and watches on the 5th to the amount of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I think I pawned a gold watch and a diamond ring then; and on the 12th, gold watches, gold chains, studs, and several diamond rings, to the amount of 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—those goods were redeemed, I think, in the early part of Oct.—Heilbron and I went</p>
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<p>together to redeem them—we met at his house—before we went it was said that he was to have them, and to sell them, and if any profit arose out of it we were to divide it—he knew what they were by seeing the ticket—I had shown him the ticket before we started—I got to Sloane-street by the omnibus from the corner of Moses' shop, at the corner of the Minories—I think it was between 6 and 7 in the evening when we got to Lamb's, somewhere about that time—I went in at the side door, the office door it is called, it is next to the shop door, and in Sloane-street—he and I went in together—I went into the office and presented the two tickets—I cannot recollect positively who presented the tickets—the goods were produced—Heilbron had them and put them into his coat pocket—I only had them in my possession when they were on the counter—I think Mr. Lamb handed them to me, and I gave them over to Heilbron to the best of my recollection Heilbron: paid for them—I did not pay any money of my own for them—I did not give Heilbron the money beforehand to pay for them—I have never seen those goods since—I have never been paid for them—I believe I have pledged three or four lots with a pawnbroker named Russell—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the tickets referring to them—by these it appears it was on four occasions, but I cannot say—these were the tickets that were given to me on the occasion of my pawning at Russell's—I gave those four tickets to Heilbron, I think in Sept.—he has not accounted to me in any way for the proceeds—I did not find any of the money to redeem them—I was in the habit of purchasing articles of Messrs. Holland and Son—I made several purchases of them in Sept.—I recollect that I had some forks and spoons, I do not recollect exactly the number—it was about five dozen fiddle-pattern—I cannot recollect the weight—I sold them to Heilbron—I do not know whether it was the following day after I got them, or the day after—I had a pair of sugar-tongs and a sugar-spoon—I sold one pair of sugar-tongs and spoon to Heilbron, but I had sold a sugar-tong the week previous to another person—I have seen Barnard Phillips, but not to know him personally—shortly before my bank
<lb/>ruptcy I did not know how to act or what to do, and Heilbron advised me that the best I could do was to say that
<hi rend="italic">Dick, Tom</hi>, or
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> had the goods, and they could not do anything to me, or something to that effect—I cannot exactly say the words.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were all the articles you sold to Heilbron, during the whole of this time, new articles?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not all new; all but the silver goods, they were principally second-band—all the gold things were new, with the excep
<lb/>tion of a few things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you an uncertificated bankrupt at the time you commenced this trading?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was; I had been a bankrupt at Sheffield—I was then in the furniture trade, an upholsterer—it is my trade—I took to it in 1835, and kept it on to 1840 or 1841—after 1840 I was in a situation at one time as an assistant in an upholsterer's shop at Leeds—I remained there till 1845—it was at the shop of Mr. George Washington England, of Commercial-street—I was not with him five years—I was travel
<lb/>ling about before I was with him; I was travelling in a general way, selling different kinds of goods in cutlery and stationery—I was along with another person named Myers—I was travelling about for about two years before I went to Mr. England—I was at Mr. England's about twelve months, or from that to fourteen or fifteen months—I was a traveller after being an upholsterer, and continued so till about 1843 or 1841—I then went to Mr. England's for about twelve months—after that I began to travel again with Mr. Myers—he persuaded me; he advised me to take journeys with him—I travelled with</p>
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<p>him for two or three years—for the former part, about twelve months or two years, I sold from his stock—I had not any stock of my own at the time—I believe the amount of my debts, under my bankruptcy at Sheffield, was somewhere about 4,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had not been bankrupt before then, or insolvent, nor had I compounded—I cannot exactly say what dividend was paid under my estate at Sheffield, because all my property was taken by an execution from William Morley and Sons, and I was declared a bankrupt on purpose for me to go into the Court to overthrow them—the principal part of the goods were swept away by Morley's—the other creditors got nothing—the amount of my debts now is about 7,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—my accounts are not made up yet, and I cannot exactly say—I have been in business this time since 1846—I have been carrying on my business in London all along, and backwards and forwards—I have been a traveller—I have been carrying on the same business that I commenced with, and selling jewellery and stationery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you, or not, a short time ago, in answer to the second question put to you, say, "I have been a general dealer for eight or nine months?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the question was put to me, whether I bad been for eight or nine months, but T had been from the first commencement—I believe my statement at the examination will show that; but the question put to me was, if I had been doing so for the last eight or nine months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you settle in London?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the com
<lb/>mencement of the last year.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLAANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The debts you have spoken of, and to which my friend has referred, have all been debts incurred since that period?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot answer exactly to that, because there were bills running at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have the 7,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. been debts contracted since you settled in London?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They have.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you are not of the Hebrew persuasion now, are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have been baptized for the last twenty-three years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-154" type="surname" value="LAMB"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-154" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER LAMB</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of Sloane-street. I know the bankrupt Davis—he pawned goods with me on 5th and 12th May—these are the tickets of the goods he pawned on those occasions (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he re
<lb/>deemed them on 8th Oct—he was accompanied by another man, who I believe to be Heilbron—Davis produced the tickets, I produced the goods, and requested the money for them—Heilbron then took from his pocket a bundle of notes and banded them to Davis, with which he paid me, and I handed the goods to Davis; I think he handed them to Heilbron—they came to my private door, which is in front of the house next to the shop—the shop was lighted up; it was open—I have the usual sign over the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-155" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-155" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 10, Shoreditch. I know Sole
<lb/>man Davis—I have seen him at my house—these four deposit notes (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) are from my shop; one is 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., one 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., another 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and another 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the goods that they represent were redeemed by Heilbron—the entries are in the handwriting of a shopman who has now left me—I was not present when they were entered; I was when they were redeemed—I can only say from memory when that was—I remember they were all taken away by Heil
<lb/>bron—I do not find my signature on either of the deposit notes—I find Heil
<lb/>bron's signature on them—I do not know his writing—I was present, but did not see him write it—I saw him, and am quite sure they were received from him—there is nothing on them to show the date when they were redeemed—I can only tell that from the book—besides myself and my servant, my son was present—about a week or a fortnight after the last goods were redeemed, Heilbron came to my shop; I did not know of Soleman Davis's bankruptcy</p>
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<p>at that time)—he came in and said there were proceedings being taken against Davis, and would I not say anything about his having redeemed more than two of the deposits—he said, "I know I signed my name to two of the depo
<lb/>sits, but not to any more"—I told him I could not speak anything but the truth, I could not do otherwise; if I was asked the question I must speak the truth—I do not think he replied—I said, "I don't know your name, and don't tell it me"—that finished the conversation, and he went out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-156" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to my father. I know the prisoner—I was present on all the occasions when he redeemed the goods which these notes represent—two of the dates of the redemption are in my writing, 17th March for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 21st Oct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Which is the entry in your writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is not the entry, it is the date of redemption—these initials are mine, both of them; one is 23/10, and the other 25/10/51—Heilbron is the person who redeemed them—I had seen him before on 13th Sept., 1851, when he had the other lots out—there is a memorandum in my own writing of that—I have got three entries in my writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-157" type="surname" value="HOLLAND,"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOLLAND, JUN</persName> </hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I know Mr. Davis; he was in the habit of dealing with me. On 10th Sept. he purchased twelve new fiddle dessert-spoons, twelve new fiddle dessert-forks, twelve second-hand table-forks and spoons, and twelve teaspoons—on the day following he purchased a pair of fiddle sugar-tongs and a sugar-spoon; the weight of the whole taken together was 107 ozs. 12dwts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-158" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-158" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker. On 9th Sept. I sold Soleman Davis four watches, two of them were numbered 25755 and 26015.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you speak from a book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this is my own writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-159" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-159" type="given" value="BARNETT"/>BARNETT PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Castle-street, Houndsditch—there is no other Castle-street in the neighbourhood—it is not the same as Castle-street St Mary Axe; it is near St. Mary Axe—I know Heilbron—on 11th Sept. I bought some silver spoons and forks of him—this is a memorandum made by myself—I think they were fiddle pattern; they weigned 107 ozs. 10 dwts.—I sold them to Messrs. Barker and Co., of Leadenhall-street—on the same occasion I bought four gold watches of Heilbron for 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the numbers of two of them were 26015 and 25755—I do not know any person named Bar
<lb/>nard Phillips in Castle-street—I have had several dealings with Heilbron both before this and afterwards—I paid 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per ounce; they were principally old forks and spoons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know these marts for people of your persuasion at Abraham's, and at Benjamin's, and the St. James's coffee-houses?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they are public bazaars—I have known them twenty-five years, and have dealt at them repeatedly—Christians, as well as Jews, deal there—I have known Heilbron nearly twelve months—I have made inquiries of several people, and understand him to be highly respectable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-160" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-160" type="given" value="OLIVER WILLIAM"/>OLIVER WILLIAM SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Messrs. Barker's business, in Leadenhall-street. On 12th Sept. I bought twelve table-spoons, twelve forks, twelve tea-spoons, twelve dessert-spoons, a pair of sugar-tongs, and a sugar-spoon of a man named Barnett Phillips—they were fiddle pattern, and weighed 107 ozs. 11 dwts.—I think I made a remark that they were Holland's make, but I am not quite certain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. an ounce for old fiddle
<lb/>plate a reasonable price?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a low price—I know Messrs. Debenham</p>
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<p>and Storr's, in King-street, Covent-garden—I have not been there, and have not seen plate sold at 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. an ounce—6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. an ounce for fiddle-pattern plate is a low price—I gave 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-233-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-233-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 48.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18520202-233-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-233-18520202 t18520202-233-punishment-29"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Feb.</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE ERLE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAGNAY</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Erle and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-234-18520202" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN VAUGHAN</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18520202-234-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18520202-234-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-234-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> for embezzlement.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-162" type="surname" value="HEINE"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-162" type="given" value="ISEDORE"/>ISEDORE HEINE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">through an interpreter</hi>). I am a merchant, and live at 27, Jewry-street, Aldgate—I have been in the habit of doing business with the prisoner—I paid him some money in Sept.—this is the receipt, dated 8th Sept.—in Jan. last I paid him 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., this is the receipt for that—(
<hi rend="italic">bill read, dated 6th Aug.</hi>, 1850, "By cash, 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 22nd Aug., 1850, for N. Garstin. J. Vaughan. Settled for N. Garstin. J. Vaughan"—the balance was 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the money paid on 23rd Jan.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I cannot say whether that 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was allowed as discount by the prisoner in Aug.—I think the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was not paid in Aug., because I had no change—I cannot remember when the prisoner was first charged before the Magistrate with this offence—after he had been in custody he called and had the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there had been some quarrel between the prosecutor and the prisoner, and I did not want to keep the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Later than Aug. he called and said he intended to allow me that 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. as discount, and afterwards, when be called in Jan., I said I beard there had been a quarrel, and I said I would not keep the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. that he had thrown back, and so I paid it him at my place—I had not asked for this 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to be allowed as discount; the prisoner said he would let me have it as discount—it was not paid at the prosecutor's—it was at my house, in Jan., to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-163" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-163" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GRAY</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 7, Cork-street, Burlington-arcade. I had been in the habit of doing business with the prisoner—I paid him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 28th Nov.—this is the receipt—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"Frederick Gray to N. Garstin and Co., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Received, by cash, J. Vaughan. 28th Nov., 1851."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have received many bills headed "Garstin and Co.?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a great many—I have known the prisoner three or four years—I never heard the slightest thing against his character.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520202-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-164" type="surname" value="GARSTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18520202-name-164" type="given" value="NORMAN"/>NORMAN GARSTIN</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a provision merchant. In March, 1850, I also embarked in the business of leather dressing, which I carried on in Short-street, Bermondsey—the prisoner came into my employ on 22nd or 24th March, 1850—he conducted the business of leather dressing for me—his wages were 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—he had no share in the business; he received no profits from it in any shape or way—I paid him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—it was part of his duty to receive moneys for me—it was his duty to bring the money he received to me—I have a cash-book in which I inserted the money he handed to me—I have the book here—I did not receive from the prisoner on 28th Nov., or on 29th, or after that, the sum of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., paid from Mr. Gray—when he handed me money, and it was entered in the book, the name of the person paying it was always put in the book—here is no</p>
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<p>entry of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. being paid from Mr. Gray—I think the last time, in Nov., that the prisoner accounted to me for any money was on 24th Nov. but he paid me some money on 27th Nov.—he did not pay me any money after 27th—he left my employ on 29th Nov., but he came back on 11th Jan. as I suppose—he did not assign any reason for leaving me before he left—I had no idea he was going to leave—when he came back he re-entered on his usual duties—he took the list from me of debts to collect, and went out to collect them—he went away on Saturday, and I did not see him till Tuesday the 13th—he did not pay me any money after he re-entered my service—not one farthing—I beg pardon, yes, he did—I have not the cash-book here, but I think about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from two persons—neither of them was Mr. Heine's—I have not received any since 23rd Jan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> With regard to that 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., at what time did you give the prisoner into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think on 20th Jan.—it was on a Tuesday morning—the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid on the 12th—the receipt was not dated when it was in Court before the Magistrate—it was merely the word "settled" on it—I entered into the leather-dressing in March, 1850—I had never been in that business before—I had not been looking out for a partner about March—I was never looking out for a partner in any business whatever—I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> for a partner, which induced me to look after this business, and in consequence of that I saw the prisoner—an agreement was entered into in writing with reference to the terms on which we were to be together—the prisoner came into my employ—I had never put "Garstin and Co." on my cards or bills before—as soon as the prisoner came I put "Garstin and Co." on my bills, not in the provision business, but only the leather business—those others had been printed before—there was no other person in my business of leather-dressing—when money was paid to me I made an entry in a book—no other person was to receive money but myself and the prisoner—I have not the book here in which I entered the sums of money I received—I thought this was it—it is one just like this—this is the ledger—it will be but two minutes' walk to get it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> to
<hi rend="smallCaps">ISIDORE HEINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On what day did you pay the prisoner the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 23rd Jan.—I saw the day written—I had a receipt when I paid the 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in Aug.—this is the receipt—when I paid the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I had "23rd Jan." put on it, in addition to the old receipt—I saw it written at the time, and kept it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the Prosecutor, who had returned with the hook. Q.</hi> You have the book containing the entries in Nov., and you have no entry of the money from Mr. Gray?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> None whatever—this first column after the names, indicates the date in the ledger, the folio—the prisoner sometimes wrote on slips of paper, but sometimes he said simply, by word of mouth, the sums he had received—Mr. Gray's account was 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and that was on 28th Nov.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But I see he paid into the bank 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 28th Nov., and on the following day 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; if he received money, had he authority to pay it into the bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have sent him to the bank myself, but he had no authority to go to the bank himself—these sums were paid into the bank by myself, none by him—if any person called at my house and paid me any sum that would go down in this book—every item I received, and the name of the person is entered in this cash-book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Here is, on 28th Nov., 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; was that paid into the bank by yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; these are the items paid into the bank; this 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid to a man; this 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid in by my own hand—the prisoner paid me on 28th Nov. 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for Mr. Jones—that</p>
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<p>was all that was paid by him—here is a sum paid by Mr. Wood, but that was in the provision line—I know the money has not been paid, by Mr. Gray's name not being entered; but I have further proof; here is a letter, which is in the prisoner's writing—(this letter was dated 17th Jan., and in it the pri
<lb/>soner stated that he had received of Mr. Gray 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say this money was received on 28th Nov., and the prisoner left your service on the 29th; did he leave you in consequence of illness?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I can swear I heard nothing of it—I heard on Monday that he was ill—on Tuesday morning I went to his house to inquire for him—his wife came, and said he was not very well—I said, "Is he confined to his bed?"—the said, "No"—I went into the parlour—she went down into the kitchen, and I heard two footsteps go up stairs—she then came down, and said, "I am quite mistaken; he is in bed"—I went up, and saw him in bed—he did not appear to be very ill—I was at his house more than once—he came back to business on 11th Jan., and I gave him a list of debts to collect—I first read over the names, and then wrote the list, and gave it him—he was given into custody on the 20th—I never knew these sums had been received till I received that letter—I swear that before 17th Jan. he did not offer to go into the account between us if I would appoint a day; most posi
<lb/>tively not—he did not on any day before I gave him into custody—I did not go and call on him in consequence of that letter—I knew where to find him, at Mr. M'Cree's—I went there with a constable to arrest him, on Tuesday, the 20th—I went into the house without the constable—the prisoner did not say "If you will appoint any day, and appoint any person, I will go into it"—he did not say the half of that—there was no possible time for him to do it—I do not believe he said anything—I merely agreed with the constable to go in to see if he was there—I went in, and said, "Mr. Vaughan, when are you going to settle this account?"—I will not swear what he did say, for I turned round, and went out—Mr. M'Cree was there—I never allowed the prisoner one halfpenny out of the profits of the business—I have never charged him with one halfpenny of the losses, except when he said he had his pocket picked of ten sovereigns—I charged him with that—that was on Good Friday, I am sorry to tell you—I charged him with that, and he paid it, that is in his account—I never charged him with any loss in the business—I never fur
<lb/>nished him with this account (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>)—I furnished the solicitor with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What used you to pay him weekly?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the first week I advanced him 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. afterwards—he was always 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in advance—he paid himself every Saturday night 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this book shows it—this is the wages-book, in which he used to enter his own wages—it was kept by him—the last entry of wages is on 22nd Nov.—he did not bring the last entry here—till this letter came, I knew nothing of bis having received any money from Mr. Gray, because I had given him Mr. Gray's account on 11th Jan.—I read the list of parties to him, and then gave him the list—that was; on the 11th, and on 13th he denied having received any money in the meantime.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Give me the account in which Gray's payment ought to have been entered?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is the petty-sale book; he hands me the money, and I enter the account—in course of business, Gray's money would not have come in this petty-sale book; there is no possibility of that—the large items come here—here is 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. entered; that is cash to myself—I happened to want some money, and I went to him, and got that—he did not come to roe daily and render his account—we have several men working; and at the end of the week, if he had not sufficient cash, he came to me, and I gave him money,</p>
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<p>and on Monday we settled; but on that Saturday it was his duty to come to me, because we had no men at work—on that Saturday he staid away, and on Tuesday I went and saw him in bed—he did not abscond—he was not absented from my service—I did not allow him anything for commission, only 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—he had the care of the workmen, and travelled—there was no sign of his having absconded—I have a letter from him, in which he says he was going out of town, to see if that would do for him what medicine would not do.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-166" type="given" value="ISIDORE"/>ISIDORE HEINE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">through an interpreter</hi>). I was in the habit of paying money to the prisoner—I recollect having paid him the sum mentioned in this receipt—I saw him write his name to it (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"Received, for N. Garstin, 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; Oct. 2, 1850. J. Vaughan.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you pay that money out of your cash-box?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; I recollect it—I have sometimes gold in my cash-box and sometimes notes—I cannot remember whether I told the prisoner on that occasion that I had not the 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it is so long ago—the whole bill was 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the discount was 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I cannot remember whether I said, "I have not the 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by me; take my word for it, and I will give it you the first time I am near your counting-house."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you many transactions with the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I always bought from him, because the prosecutor was not there—I never got a receipt for more money than I paid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-167" type="given" value="NORMAN"/>NORMAN GARSTIN</persName> </hi>. The prisoner was in my employ, and in the habit of paying me money—here is the book of Oct., 1850—here is, on 2nd Oct., cash 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Heine—I never received any more money in reference to that entry—on Tuesday, 13th Jan., I first ascertained that there was 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. paid that day—Mr. Heine came to me on 7th or 8th Jan.; there was a balance of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. due from Mr. Heine to me—I spoke to the prisoner about it, and was angry, and on the 7th or 8th Mr. Heine came to settle a small balance, and he went through the items in my book—the prisoner called on me on the 13th, and said there was a mistake, and Mr. Heine had not paid it him, but he had told the prisoner to call at his house and he would pay him 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there was 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. due on one account and 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on another—the prisoner did not acknowledge having had that, he denied it, but he had had it in his pocket since 1850.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-169" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a beer-shop keeper, in Waymart-street, Clerkenwell. I have been in the habit of dealing with Messrs. Larchins—in Aug., 1849, I was indebted to them a sum of money—I paid the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I saw him sign this receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He paid me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and left the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; there was a discount.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There was no discount—I paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 14th Aug.—he said he must take some money home to Mr. Larchin, and next day I received a letter from Mr. Larchin not to pay you any money—I paid you in my bar-parlour, 23, Wynyatt-street—here is your own writing to this receipt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid that on 17th Aug. to the prisoner—I saw him write this receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LARCHIN</persName> </hi>. I am a brewer, at Ratcliff-cross. I have now three partners; I had then two partners—the prisoner was our collecting clerk in Aug. 1849—I think he had been so about six months—he was paid a weekly salary, and I think a commission beside—it was his duty to collect money from our different customers, and to bring it that night or the next morning to one of the partners with this book, which he was in the habit of taking—he took it from our counting-house every morning to collect, and he either entered the money in this book himself, and had the initials of a partner to it, or if another person wrote it there would be no necessity for the initials—I did not receive 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the prisoner on 14th Aug., 1849—here is an entry in Mr. Ward's account of 16th Aug., "By cash, on account, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," and some other figures, which I understand to be, "less 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—that may be dis
<lb/>count, I do not know—this would indicate that the prisoner would only have to pay 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—if it had been brought to me I should have taken the 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this entry is the prisoner's writing; there are no initials to it—the prisoner ought to have had the initials of one of the partners to it—it would have been his duty to do so for his own security—there is no entry whatever of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. being received from Mr. Snell—here is nothing entered after 27th July except an entry of thirty-one gallons of ale returned; no cash—the prisoner went away on the evening of 16th or the morning of 17th Aug.—he gave no notice of his going—we did not owe hint anything; he had been paid to the previous Saturday—I think he left about the middle of the week—his wages were from 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, and some portion would have been due to him from the Saturday till the time he left—he did not come to claim any wages—this book came to us by post or by hand, I think on the day after he left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I paid only by salary?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have stated that you bad a salary, and I believe a commission also—in the first instance you had 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, and the business not turning out as it should do, it was reduced to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. salary and a commission—I do not believe that about two months before you left you were put on commission solely—I believe my son is at the brewery to-day, or else out about business—you certainly left on 16th or 17th Aug.—it is most unlikely that twelve months ago you were sitting at your desk in my office—the only thing I know is, I saw you one day about four months ago, and said if I could find a policeman I would give you in charge—you made me no bill—there were no payments that were not entered in this book—this is the book you took every day, and all you have received would naturally go into it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you keep an account of his commission?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have looked in the ledger, and it was all in one sum paid to the Saturday before—he was paid every Saturday morning—either I or my partners would see his book every day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He owed me 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I debited myself with this 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and gave him the account in.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not have an account from him in which he debited himself with this money; no, he did not send such an account</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I brought my own connection to him; I had a respectable trade, some of the first publicans in town; he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for a salary, and a commission; he thought I was getting too much, and he dropped my salary; his son knows it, and he has kept his son away; he put me on commission altogether; it ran on, and I found that this commission was not enough; I expressed my dissatisfaction to his son, and he said, "Go on a little bit;" I acknowledge to the money that Mr. Snell paid: twelve months ago I went to Mr. Larchins, and saw his son; he said, "Have you made out your, bill?" I said, "Yes, and I want my money;" be kept trifling with me, and desired</p>
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<p>me to find some empty barrels, which I did, and sent them home nine months ago; this I am prepared to prove by Henry Larchin, but he would not bring him in Court, nor Mr. Woodgate; this is the first time I was charged with anything against my honesty; I believe it is a concocted scheme got up by the wine doctors; I think I was justified in holding back this 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when there was 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. owing to me on my commission; a commission man has a perfect right to pay himself, if he debits himself with it, and credits bit employer; he knows if his son came in Court, and he was subjected to a
<hi rend="italic">cross fire</hi>, he would not succeed well; I never shunned their office, and never heard anything of this till the wine merchant threw down the gauntlet
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was paid every Saturday morning all that was due to him—I have not employed him since then—it was long before that he was employed to get the empty barrels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> For two months I received no salary; there is 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due to me; his son was before the Magistrate; I called him twice, and be
<hi rend="italic">skulked</hi> out of Court; I wanted to call Mr. Woodbridge and Henry Larchin, junior.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520202-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MEADEN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Robert Kalloway Meaden, a wine merchant, who lives in Walbrook; he succeeded Mr. Alexander in the business. About 28th or 29th Nov., the prisoner called at our counting-house—he asked if our gin, rum, and brandy were good—I told him they were—he said he had been in the habit of dealing with Mr. Alexander, and found his articles good—I said we had a large stock of Mr. Alexander's on hand—he said he had paid Mr. Alexander 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in two years, and he had sold to some persons, and be should want some samples—he said he wanted two hogshead of gin, two hogsheads of rum, from fifteen to twenty dozen of fine old crusted port, and thirty dozen of champagne—on his making this statement, I let him have three samples of gin, rum, and whisky, in bottles, about half a pint each—when he said he had dealt with Mr. Alexander, I was going to refer to the books to find his name—he said he always paid ready money, and Mr. Alexander never entered his name; I should not find his name in the books—it was what the prisoner had told me, and his representing himself a customer of Mr. Alexander's that induced me to let him have these samples—I afterwards had a communication with Mr. Alexander—the prisoner was to call at 12 o'clock next day to take away fifty gallons of gin with him, and he was to pay in cash—he called at the appointed time—I asked him how much he should want—he said he should not take it that day, he would take it next day, and in the meantime he had made larger sales, and should want larger samples—I told him I had seen Mr. Alexander, and he knew nothing of him—he then said he did not know Mr. Alexander, neither did Mr. Alexander know him, but it was through customers that he had sent him that he had dealt with him—I asked him to mention the name of any one customer—he was not able to do it, but he wished me to let him look at the book, and be would point out several—I refused to show him the book, and he left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What time in the day did I call first?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> About 11 or 12 o'clock—it is usual when we want to make sales to induce some person to take samples, and show—I do not know whether a four ounce bottle will hold half a pint—I never measured it—I remember your coming back and saying you wanted fifty gallons of gin—I do not know exactly what kind of gin, or what the price of gin was then, perhaps 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I never</p>
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<p>recollect a case where strangers came and paid money before they received the goods—I told you we would not send oat the goods without the money—I do not remember that you said it was a respectable house, and Goldings', the brewer's, might be referred to—you said you were well known to Mr. Alexander, and had done business with him, and through that I let you have the samples—I did not ask you the first day whether you knew Mr. Alexander—you told me you did know him well, and his family—I said Mr. Alexander was next door, and you said it was no consequence, he did not know you—sometimes the party to whom you sell goods will require the original sample to be left, to see whether you will send goods equal to the sample—when you came hack you asked me for a larger sample of that which was sold, and I declined it without money was paid for the goods, and you declined all further connection with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When goods are sold by sample, and that sample is left with the customer, is it usual for a larger sample to be sent out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never knew it to be done—I refused to give him larger samples, because Mr. Alexander knew nothing of him—I told him if he would leave money suffi
<lb/>cient to cover the expense of the sample he should have it—I refused to let him have them unless he would leave money on the gin he was to have next day—I do not recollect that the house was named where the gin was to go to—he said a customer of his, named David Wells.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>. I had that business till Aug. last—I never saw the prisoner till he was at the Mansion-house—he never paid me a farthing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never said the words that are attributed to me; I never named Mr. Alexander, but on one occasion he asked me if I knew Mr. Alexander; I said I knew him by name, that was all; I went there as every other commercial man does, under the impression that it was a respectable house; I said, "I am a commercial traveller;" he was very glad of my pro
<lb/>posal to sell for him; he gave me four samples; I did succeed with one, for fifty gallons of gin, at 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., to Mr. Wells, of the White Horse; I told him I had effected this sale, and I supposed his were the usual terms of the trade, provided he was satisfied with the respectability of the man; I told him I should require the original sample for Mr. Wells; that always ratifies the transaction; he refused that, and I told him I could not lose my time any longer, I would go elsewhere; he said his brother would be borne in a few days, and I expected his brother would be no better than himself; all my expenses were out of my own pocket; if he had applied to Coding's and found the man not entitled to credit, I would have sustained the loss, but he has never tried it, but in his own stupid way; he deprived me of the money I spent, and the commission.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-237-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 38.—
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK POWELL</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520202-238-offence-1 t18520202-name-176"/>Thomas Mansell</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520202-name-177" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture dealer, and live in New-street On 16th Jan., between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Wilson-street, Finsbury; I saw the prisoner coming out of Cross-street followed by a mob of boys, and hooted—he was very drunk, and reeled—he ran up Horseshoe