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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUNTER, MAYOR. NINTH 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, July</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FAREBROTHER</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES POPE</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 107) stealing 11 clocks, value 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520705-693-offence-1 t18520705-name-2"/>Otto Alexander Berens</persName>, and another, his masters; and </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">POPE</hi> Pleaded
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-4" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Otto Alexander Berens, and another, of St. Paul's Churchyard, it is a large establishment, and they employ a great number of people—among other things they deal in clocks—the prisoner, Pope, was in their service—my attention was called to his conduct on 30th April—I went with him to a house where he lived, at Dalston, and there found a good deal of property belonging to my em
<lb/>ployers—the next day Pope made a statement to me, in consequence of which, on 3rd May, I went to the house of the prisoner Hirschfield, in Bishopsgate-street Within—Pope remained outside—he gave me the number of the shop—it is in the public street; it is a shop for the sale of clocks, watches, jewellery, and miscellaneous articles of that sort—I saw four or five clocks in the window before I went in—I found his wife in the shop—she called him, and he came forward—I asked him to let me look at one of the clocks in the window—he did so, and I recognised it as one of Mr. Beren's—I asked him the price—he said either 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 65
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I do not exactly recollect which—I then asked for another, and so went through five (
<hi rend="italic">looking at five clocks</hi>)—I believe this marble one is the first one I looked at, and these are the others—I only asked the price of one—they were all on the counter at the time—four of them were in the window and one in the shop—both the marble clocks were in the window—after examining the clocks, I told Hirschfield they were stolen, and inquired where he bought them—he said he bought them of some young man living at Kingsland, that his wife purchased the first for 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the black one he gave either 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for,</p>
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<p>himself, and 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for each of the marble ones—I asked him whether he bought anything else—he said, "Yes, I have bought ten duplicates, for which I gave 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each, on the understanding that if they turned out well I would give a trifle more"—he said the duplicates were for clocks—he pro
<lb/>duced nine duplicates—I do not recollect whether he mentioned the tenth—I sent Mr. Tucker, who was with me, for a policeman, to be present while I directed Mr. Tucker to take an account of the duplicates which he had—the policeman came in, and I believe the prisoner Pope with him—I directed Tucker to bring him in, and Hirschfield immediately identified him as the person of whom he bought the clocks—Pope was not in custody—I had not spoken to the policeman before, it was only a casual policeman that I spoke to—an altercation took place between the prisoners—Hirschfield said to Pope, "You have deceived me, in representing you were in business in Dalston, and that you were in difficulties"—Pope said, "You have held out every inducement to me to bring property"—Tucker had commenced making a list of the duplicates, and had taken down two, I believe, or he might have commenced the third, and Hirschfield said, "I will not allow it to be taken down, if you like to pay me for them you may have them"—the policeman reminded him that if he did not permit me to take them down, I could give him in charge as well as Pope, and after some little hesitation on Hirschfield's part, the list was proceeded with—Heischfield said that he had taken one of the clocks out of pledge—I believe that clock was in the shop—it was one of the rosewood ones—Pope was given into custody the following morning—I left Hirschfield in the shop—these goods are not in my department, but in Mr. Taylor's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> These are not articles of very great value?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Taylor can tell you., I believe the marble clocks are about 65
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the selling price, and 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the others—they are our own manufac
<lb/>ture in Paris—Mr. Henri Mark is our manufacturer there—that name is put on them, that the customers who buy them of the clock manufacturers should know where they come from—that mark is well known to all dealers in good clocks—these are the best French clocks that are made—when Pope said that Hirschfield held out every inducement to him, Hirschfield contradicted him—there was an altercation between them—these clocks were exposed openly in the window—he showed them without any hesitation—we get a profit on them enabling us to support our establishment—we do not get as good a profit en them as Hirschfield would, he gave 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and asked 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I swear he said 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 65
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I decline to tell you what we pay for term—they cannot be bought for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; we make a great quantity of them, and sell them to the first houses in the trade, and they give us our price, and if they want large quantities, they may go to Paris and supply themselves—there are private marks of Messrs. Berens' firm, on the works, both in front and back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Henri Mark is the head of your establishment in Paris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he is our manufacturer—he does not make clocks for any one else—he has been in our employ twenty years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM HOILE"/>WILLIAM HOILE TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am the superintendent of the department in which these clocks are kept, and where Pope was employed. These marble clocks were part of our stock—the selling price of the white faced one is 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the other 63
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the ebony one is 42
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., this one 52
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and this time
<lb/>piece 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they are made on our own premises in Paris, and the name of Henri Mark is the name of our superintendent—he does not make for any one else—he has been so employed for about twenty years—the prices I</p>
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<p>have mentioned is the prices at which we sell them to persons to sell again—that is the net price, subject to two and a half per cent, discount for cash.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLEACH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 363). I took Pope into custody on Tuesday, 4th May. I produce these five clocks and nine duplicates—I received them from Hirschfield.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi> to
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you seen the clocks at the different pawnbrokers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the one pledged at Mr. Foyle's, for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., is worth 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—one of the clocks is worth seven guineas, on which 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was advanced.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WOOD</persName> </hi>. I produce a clock which was pawned on 17th Nov. for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Browne—I valued the clock at 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., according to what it would fetch at unauction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the name of Henri Mark, of Paris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I cannot say whether he is known in the trade—I have been fifteen years in the trade—there is nothing in the name which would direct me to know that it was Berens's manufacture—I cannot say that I have had many through my hands—the name would not attract my suspicion—these clocks are very unsaleable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TALBOT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Smith, a pawnbroker. I pro
<lb/>duce a clock, which was pledged for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 27th Nov., in the name of John Randall—the ticket corresponds with one produced by Bleach.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the value of the clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—a young man who has left took it in—I never heard Mr. Mark's name before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-9" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SUTER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Jones, pawnbroker, of Smithfield. I produce a clock, pawned with us on 9th Dec. for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not take it in myself—the name on the ticket is John Powell, and the ticket corresponds with one of these produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know Mr. Mark's name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I do not.</p>
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<persName id="t18520705-name-10" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-10" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL PEARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to a pawnbroker, of Osmond-street, Whitechapel. I produce a clock pledged for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know Mr. Mark, of Paris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I never heard of his name—I should not know these were Berens's clocks by Mark, of Paris, being put on them—this clock would not fetch more than 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at a sale—sometimes we make mistakes on the wrong side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEROGE MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Powell, pawnbroker, of the Borough. I produce a clock pledged for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I produce the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Coxhead, a pawnbroker. I produce a clock, pawned for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 27th March.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520705-name-13" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-13" type="given" value="EBENZER"/>EBENZER PRIOR</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Thomas Johnson, pawnbroker, of 184, Bishopsgate-street, about five minutes' walk from Hirschfield's shop. I produce a clock, which was pawned for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Smith.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The price of this one is 52
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the prices of the others are 54
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 42
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 67
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 63
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 42
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 42
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 52
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 52
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Pope had no authority to take any of the clocks away, they were not in his department at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>MR. THOMAS WONTNER</persName> </hi>. I am solicitor for this prosecution. I attended at Guildhall when this matter was inquired into as to Pope before Sir Robert Carden—Hirschfield was summoned there with a number of other witnesses—he made a statement before Sir Robert Carden, which was taken down in writing—he was sworn and examined—I have a copy of his statement—it was read over to him afterwards in my presence, and signed by the Alderman</p>
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<p>—he corrected some portions of it as it went on, and those corrections were made in this copy—after hearing him examined, Sir Robert Carden thought it proper that he should be placed by the side of Pope, and wished to know whether Mr. Wood would give him into custody—Mr. Wood said he thought it his duty to do so, and he was thereupon given into custody—his statement was read over to him, and he refused to sign it—his solicitor advised him not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There were two examinations, were there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, at one of which Hirschfield was examined as a witness—Mr. Wood, the clerk, took down the examination, he will be here in a moment—on the next occasion a copy of the rough notes was read over to him, and he made some alterations—he said he was deaf, and I therefore spoke very loud to him—he did not desire to make any alteration which was refused to be made—he did not refuse to sign it because of his not being able to alter some part of it—he would have signed it, only his solicitor advised him not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-15" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>MR. THOMAS WOOD</persName> </hi>. I took down the examination of Hirschfield on a charge against the prisoner Pope, before Sir Robert Carden—this copy has the Alderman's signature to it—it was read over to the prisoner Hirschfield, and is an accurate representation of what he stated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There was no attorney present for Hirschfield on the first examination was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I have no recollection on the second occasion, when the attorney attended, that he applied to have any alteration made in his statement—I did not, to my recollection, refer to my note and say that was what he had said, and I would not alter it—I cannot charge my memory one way or the other—I should rather think nothing was said, or I should have recollected it—I do not recollect the attorney wishing to ask Hirschfield some further questions with a view to explain what passed on the former occasion—it is not unlikely that I advised the Alderman that the depositions having been made out, it could not be done, as he had been remanded for committal—it is a matter of practice that when the depositions are entirely completed, and there has been the benefit of cross-examination, and the prisoner is entirely remanded for the depositions to be transcribed, that alterations are not allowed—any statement the prisoner volunteers I am bound to take—Hirschfield was a witness when he made this statement, it was taken down as his evidence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember his being asked to sign it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; he was asked by one of the officers of the Court, and it was brought back to me not signed—(
<hi rend="italic">Statement read</hi>—"I am a watch maker and jeweller, at 71, Bishopsgate-street Within; I have been in the business twenty-five years, and have lived at my present house nearly four years—I have seen that prisoner in my shop, and bought goods of him—I went to Ireland on Monday, and came back to London on the following Saturday—I think I saw the prisoner on the Monday or Tuesday; he came to my shop about 9 o'clock in the morning; my shop was open—I was at breakfast at the time—he brought nothing to me—he said, 'I have sold your good lady a clock during your absence, will you sell it back again at a small profit'—I said, 'It was out of order, and if you give me what it will cost to repair it, I will let you have it'—he asked how much it would come to—I said, 'We charge 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.'—he declined it, and went away—he came a few days afterwards, in the forenoon: he brought nothing with him—he said he had got a friend, who had been very unfortunate; he has got a few time-pieces, would you like to purchase them?—I said, 'Those kind of things are a dead stock, I don't like to buy them'—he went away—he came again a few days after, and brought a white clock, with a yellow dial—that is the one—the prisoner</p>
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<p>said, 'This is one of then:'—I said, 'It looks like a
<hi rend="italic">waster</hi>, the marble is dirty'—the prisoner said, 'Do oblige me by purchasing it'—he asked about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—I bought it for 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I keep books; we never enter new goods, only second-hand goods—I had no invoice—we never ask for invoices when they come into the shop—I asked him his name—he said Mr. Brown, of Kingsland-road, and that he passed by my house three times a day—several days after he came again, and brought nothing—he came the day following, and brought this rosewood bracket clock under his arm—the prisoner said, 'I have got another little clock, will you oblige me by pur
<lb/>chasing it?'—I told him I had not sold those clocks; but I bought it, and gave 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—my wife bought the marble one in my absence—he came again, nearly the end of April, but brought nothing—he said, 'I will go and bring you the other clock, if you will buy it'—I said, 'Let me see it'—he brought a clock in the forenoon, a few days after, and said it was the last clock—I bought it, and gave 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this is it, with an enamelled dial—he came again on Friday, 23rd April; he brought nothing; and he said a party was going abroad, and he had pledged a great deal of goods, and he asked me if I would buy the duplicates—I declined to purchase them, because I did not know the value—he said if I purchased them they would pay me—the next day he brought me ten tickets—I looked the tickets through, and I said some had been pawned six months, and I had little time to go round to the different pawnbrokers and examine the goods—they were all pawned five or six months—I told I am to take them back—the prisoner said, 'I'll leave them with you till the evening, then you can make up your mind if you will have them or not'—he came back in the evening at 7 o'clock, on Saturday, 24th April—I said I had considered about it, and I did not wish to purchase them—prisoner said, 'Do try to buy them, because the man wishes to go abroad; if you don't like to buy them I'll take them all out, if you promise to purchase them afterwards'—I said, 'I cannot do so'—he then said, 'What will you like to give me for them?'—I said, it was impossible for me to make any offer for them, as I had not seen what they were—I said, 'What do you ask for them?'—the prisoner said, 'They are really worth 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.'—I said, 'How do you know?'—the prisoner said, 'The party who pledged them said they were worth that money, or more;' the prisoner said, 'What will you give?'—I said, 'I see you are a respectable man, and the party has been very unfortunate, I'll stretch a point; I'll give you a sovereign for the ten tickets, on condition; if they should turn out according to your representation I'll pay accordingly'—I gave him two half sovereigns—on the Monday following he called, and asked if I had taken any out of pawn—I said, 'No, as I had no time to go'—on Tuesday, the next day, I went to Aylesbury-street and took this bracket time-piece out of pawn for 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. interest, 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I brought it home, and found that these clocks could be bought at any warehouse in London; all the large ware-houses in Houndsditch; these are the greatest rubbish in existence—I did not ask who the party was to whom it belonged—I did not look at the other goods—I never mentioned that I gave a shilling apiece for the duplicates; I gave 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on Tuesday evening he called, and asked if I had taken any out—I said, 'There it is, you have deceived me; I'll take no more out'—I did not refuse to let a list be taken—I did not say prisoner never offered to sell me any duplicates—I never told him if he brought another sort of goods I could buy.'" (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-33" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE LEAPER</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, and live at Harrow. I work for Mr. William Arnold—I was there on the speech day, near where the car
<lb/>riages stood, but could not see them—I saw the prisoner go through the churchyard with two livery coats with light buttons on his arm—he was dressed in black—he went by the dead wall, and came back empty handed—I have seen him occasionally for the last seven years, by coming there as a haymaker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How far were you from me when I went by with the two coats?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a dozen yards—I could see that you had two coats on your left arm, and can swear they were livery coats, as you went through the churchyard, you turned the lining of one coat inwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 242). I was on duty on the Harrow Speech
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) tied up very neatly in this blue handkerchief—I also found several shawls, and articles of wearing apparel—there was also a black coat, waistcoat, trowsers, and hat, which the prisoner claimed—I gave him the bat—he said he knew nothing about the great coats—I took him to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-35" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward White, and am servant at the Crown at Harrow. There are four beds in the room where I and my husband sleep—three of them were occupied that night—I went to bed between 11 and 12 o'clock—I saw the prisoner's bundle by the side of the bed in which he and a woman were—when I went down in the morning the prisoner was in bed—I showed the policeman all the bundles together, but could not tell whether that bundle was there—I showed him where I had seen it lying—I remember seeing the prisoner on the Speech-day, dressed in a fustian suit; which he changed about 11 or 12 o'clock to a suit of black; and in the evening I saw him again in a suit of fustian—it was a flannel jacket—I know the difference between flannel and fustian—it was the suit he has on now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are there any more rooms on the same landing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, three; nobody came into the room in the night that I saw—they could if they were so minded—I did not see you bring any bundle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who slept on the other side of the bundle?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Me and my husband—I did not take the bundle there, or the coats—I only saw one bundle there—to the best of ray recollection it was in a piece of brown holland—I cannot say whether there was any other bundle under it—I did not see this blue handkerchief in which the coats were found, till the morning—I saw the prisoner when he entered the house—I did not notice anything with him—he went in and out twice that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-36" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PYNE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These are the coats that were lost—this is my master's crest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I came up to Harrow to look for a little hay-making; I did not take any coats; if I had done so, it is not likely that I should have remained in bed till 10 o'clock in the morning, and left them where I had been sleeping; it is my firm belief some evil-disposed person or persons took the coats, and placed them by the side of my bed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note; of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and I think seven sovereigns—I felt a pull or jerk—I put my hand round to my pocket where I felt the jerk—and as I put my hand round, the purse fell into my hand; and dropping from the hand of some one by my side—I instantly seized the person—he was not a quarter of a yard distant from me—he was as close as it was possible for a person to be—it turned out to be the prisoner—as I put my hand towards him, he
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did this occur?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Opposite St. Andrew's Church—there were, perhaps, several hundreds of persons on the hill, but there was no crowd where this occurred—my attention was not attracted by anything; I was merely walking up the hill—I felt a pull at my pocket—I put my hand back, and the purse dropped into it—I turned round, and the prisoner was quite close to me—he was rather behind me, not exactly by my side—the purse was quite out of my pocket—the pocket is a deep one, and the purse could not have fallen out—the pocket is at the side—it is a pence pocket—this is the coat I have on now—it is deep enough for my fingers to go in up to my knuckle-joint—this is the purse, it is impossible it could have shaken out—I did not observe any person but the prisoner within two or three yards of me—I saw no person running away, or moving off—on the contrary, the moment I seized the prisoner, I exclaimed, "You rascal, you have stolen my purse"—some persons then collected, and there was a little pushing and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN KEY</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALDERMAN FAREBROTHER</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I found a hat, besides the one he had on—I gave up the things to sergeant Hamilton.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These chessmen are mine; I find one particular one which had been separated—the box they are in is not mine—this is my coat, there is a letter in the pocket addressed to ray wife—this carpet bag is mine, and has my private mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The four caps I bought, I have a witness here to prove it; I beg for mercy, it is my first offence; I was urged on to it by other people.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LEADER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18520705-705-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, stealing four stockings; the goods of
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520705-705-offence-1 t18520705-geo-1"/>Thames</placeName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DEARSLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520705-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520705-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-54" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BLINKHORN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, in the service of the St. Katherine's Dock Company, and was occupied as such on 8th May—the Prisoner was employed there by the Customs—on that day I was engaged in examin
<lb/>ing some baggage in the examining shed B—my duty is to unpack and repack the baggage—I had opened a trunk belonging to Colonel Armytage, for the purpose of having it examined by the proper officers—the prisoner was on duty at shed B—his duty was to take charge of the goods that came into the shed, and then to write them out again when they were outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What do you mean by "writing them out?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When they are out of the charge of the Customs, writing them in a book—as packages come in they are written into a book, and are taken into the charge of the landing surveyor—shed B is one of the sheds belonging to the Company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DEARSLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What o'clock was it when you were examining this trunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From half past 10 to 11—whilst it was going on I saw the prisoner take his handkerchief out of his pocket, and put it up to his face—he was then at the corner of the trunk—he put his hand down and picked up something white from the trunk, and put it into his pocket—I gave informa
<lb/>tion to Mr. Simpson—I saw the prisoner again that day, about half past 3—I was at the further end of the shed when I saw him there again—Mr. Simpson was going away, and I told him to see where the "charges" was again—we called the prisoner the "charges" because he was in charge—my attention was particularly drawn to him at half past 3—I also drew Mr. Simpson's attention to him—I saw the prisoner stoop down again and pick up some
<lb/>thing and put it into his pocket—in the morning he put it into his coat pocket, and at half past 3 he put it into his trowsers pocket—what he took was from the corner of the trunk—I am quite sure he took it from the trunk—it was the same trunk I have spoken of before as belonging to Colonel Armytage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then was that same trunk under examination from half past 11 to half past 3 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, we have to wait till the surveyor comes round.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the nature of your duty?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To unpack the things, and see whether there is anything for duty in the packages that are put into the shed—there was only one more labourer in the shed besides me—the prisoner was in the shed—it was his duty to be there—the foreman, the landing waiter, the landing clerk, two men, the charges, and the weigher, were in the shed—the prisoner is the charges—there was only one charges and one weigher—I call myself a labourer—I was one of the two men—we call the prisoner the charges, because he writes all the packages into a book—I was at the back of the shed at the time I saw this, about six or seven yards from the prisoner—the shed is much larger than this Court, I should say pretty well double the size—at the time I saw the prisoner at the trunk I was looking for another package, along with Mr. Simpson—I was not examining anything, only looking for a package to examine—my attention was attracted by the prisoner standing there and looking about—I turned towards him to see what he was doing—he was not examining the trunk, it had been examined, and was lying there open—he had nothing at all to do with it then—he was standing at the corner of it—it had been examined by me and the weigher about half an hour before—the other man, whose name is Musgrave, was there when I was examining it—</p>
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<p>he is not here—he had assisted me in examining the trunk—it was not the prisoner's duty to enter the contents of any of the trunks, only to enter the cases as they come into the shed into a large hook, the marks and numbers of all the packages—he has got a kind of desk there—he had nothing to do with examining the contents of any of the packages, that was my duty—his duty was only to examine the outsides of them, and to enter them in the book—I do not know that he was in the habit of afterwards examining them and comparing them with his book to see whether he had entered them correctly—I believe it was his duty to do so, but I have nothing to do with his book—it was certainly his duty to make his entry as correct as possible—I saw him take his handkerchief out and put it up to his face—I clearly saw him put something white into his pocket—he did not put it into his handkerchief, but into his pocket—he had his handkerchief in the same hand—he did not cover it with his handkerchief, or I could not have seen that it was white—I have never said that he put it into his handkerchief—it was not covered, I could see it—it was about a quarter past 11 in the day, it might be a few minutes more or less—Mr. Simpson was near me at the time I saw him do this—I drew his attention to it immediately—it was about twenty minutes or half past 3 that I saw him the second time—my course of duty led me into the shed at that time, and the prisoner also—I have been in the employment of the Dock Company about thirteen years—I have never been charged with any offence, nor ever discharged and taken back again—I cannot tell how long the prisoner has been in the employ of the Customs, I think he was in this shed about eight days—they change every month.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are the servant of the Company?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have been regularly employed there for thirteen years, and pretty well always in that department—the trunk was left open from about a quarter past 11 to half past 3 o'clock waiting for the surveyor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that a common thing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, if the surveyor has got much to do he cannot get round till late in the afternoon; sometimes, when they are rather slack, he would be in three or four times in the course of the day, and it would be done up directly, but we must leave it till he comes in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then who is responsible for the property during this long interval? who is there to look after it, and see that nobody takes it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There is a foreman of labourers there, and clerks—Mr. Shult was the foreman—the charges did not remain at his desk all this day—it was his duty to do so.</p>
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<persName id="t18520705-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520705-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-55" type="given" value="HENRY ADAM"/>HENRY ADAM SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. McCracken, shipping agents, Old Jewry—I had charge of some baggage on 8th May belonging to a Colonel Armytage, which had arrived at St. Katherine's Docks, it was landed from a ship alongside—there were some labels on the baggage—I have not got them here—I was employed to attend to the clearing of the luggage, and for that purpose went to the B shed—among the luggage was a trunk—I saw it after it had been opened by the officers to be examined—I saw the witness Blinkhorn there, and also the prisoner—in consequence of something said to me, I watched the conduct of the prisoner—I saw him by the trunk in a very suspicious manner—I knew he had no occasion there—he was stooping down once or twice—as I was booking other things in the course of the day I saw him a great many times about the trunk, turning the things over—and my attention was drawn to him by Blinkhorn—it was no part of his duty to turn the things over—I went to him once while he was stooping down—he got up from the trunk with something in his hand, pulled out his handkerehief, and put something in his. pocket, but what I cannot say—I had not seen his handkerchief before that—on observing that, I went up and said, "What is</p>
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<p>the matter? what are you doing there? that trunk has been examined, it is all done with as far as you are concerned"—I made some remark of that kind, and he got up immediately, and said, "It is all right, Sir, all right"—I went to my desk again, and he went away directly afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Except when you were before the Magistrate, have you ever told all this you have told my learned friend?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have—it was between 10 and 11 o'clock when I was in the shed first—I was by myself at first—my attention was drawn to the prisoner by somebody—the trunk was lying open—the prisoner had no occasion to turn the things over—no one is admitted except on business—persons who have business there can look into the trunks—I will not say I saw him put anything into his pocket, but I saw him put his hand into his pocket, and take his hand-kerchief out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-56" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLACKSTON</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor of the Customs, in the port of London. On 8th May, about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, I was on duty at the St. Katherine's Dock—in consequence of some information which I received, I took the prisoner from the shed to the private room attached to my office—I searched him, and found in his coat pocket four stockings, two in each pocket—two of them are pairs, and the others not, although they were folded together as pairs—I produce them—they are marked CA 1, and CA 2; and the other two are marked CA 4—I also produce a pair which I took from the trunk in his presence, and in the presence of other parties connected with it, bearing the same initials, with another number—when the stockings were found in the prisoner's coat, he said he had not placed them there, some other person must have done it as a
<hi rend="italic">lark.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He made no objection to your searching him, did he?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh no; in fact he said he had no objection—he did not invite me to search him—when I took him into the shed, I asked him if be bad any
<lb/>thing on his person that did not belong to him—he said he had not—I said, "I suspect you have, and as you state you have not, you will have no objec
<lb/>tion to be searched?"—he said, "I have not"—he emptied his trowsers pocket of its contents, a few trifling things—he then said, "Shall I pull off my coat?" or, "I will pull it off if you like," I do not know the precise terms—he did not pull it off in the first instance, and throw it aside—I searched him—I do not know how long he has been in the employ of the Customs—I have been thirty-three years in the service—the prisoner was a weigher.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was his duty in shed B?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To keep a record in a book with printed headings for the purpose, so that no error could arise, of all packages that came in which bear a number—he keeps a record of all packages as they come in and go out—it was no part of his duty to interfere at all with the goods themselves—he had nothing to do with the goods, or with the examination of them from the beginning to the end—he is called the charges, because he has charge of the packages—he works in his coat, or he can put it off, as he chooses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520705-name-57" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a landing and examining clerk in the service of the St. Katherine's Dock Company. I was on duty on 8th May, in the B warehouse—I observed this trunk and saw the prisoner—in the afternoon, after there had been something said about this matter, I saw the prisoner on the quay—he said he knew that I was kindly disposed, and this was a very unpleasant circumstance, and he thought I had sufficient influence to get him out of the mess—I asked him what he meant—he stated that I could say it was more than probable, or quite possible, that some of the men in the shed, referring to the two men, might have put them into his pocket out of a
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi> </p>
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<p>—he wished me to say that—I said, I was surprised at his asking me to do such a thing, because it was, in my opinion, nothing better than compromising a felony; and he then said he would cut his throat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had you known the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About eight days previous to this circumstance—I cannot say how long he has been in the service of the Crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has he been suspended from his office ever since this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-58" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH THWAITES</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Colonel Armytage. Early this year he was at Naples—I assisted in packing up the luggage for England—I have since been shown a trunk by one of the officers at the station-house in St. Katherine's Docks—it was one of the things that I bad assisted to pack at Naples—I have examined the stockings produced—they belong to a daughter of Colonel Armytage whose name is Charlotte—she is about twenty
<lb/>four years of age.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Has not Miss Armytage another name besides Charlotte?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Charlotte Legendre; the initials on the stockings are C A—Miss Armitage does not put her second name in marking—I have not the least doubt the stockings are hers—I did not mark them myself, but I recollect them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the other pair that was taken from the trunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they are part of the same set.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-705-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 30.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DODDEMEADE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lodge, a hosier, of the Strand. The prisoner came there on 11th June, and asked to look at some shirts—he selected two at 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each, and two neck ties at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; two pairs cotton socks at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and a merino waistcoat 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; they came to 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he handed me a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.-note—the colour of the paper attracted my attention, and then the water mark—I asked him if he had any other money—he said he had none—I told him I must go and get it changed—I went to Drummonds', who told me it was a forgery—I then went to Scotland-yard, and took a policeman back to the shop, having been absent about ten minutes—the prisoner was given in charge—I handed the note to Sandars at Scot
<lb/>land-yard; it had not been out of my possession—I told the prisoner it was a forged note—he said he was quite innocent, and had received it on the Exchange, in the way of business; that it was only the second note he had ever handled, and if it had been ten times its value he should not have known better—he said at first that he was a stock broker, and then a stock broker's clerk—when he was about to be given into custody, he said he hoped we should not press it; and offered to make any recompense for the trouble he bad given—when he got to the station he gave the name of Henry Adams—the inspector asked his address, and he would not give it—the clerk of the Court also asked his address, and he declined to give it—he said be hoped I should not prosecute him, as he had got a wife and four children.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you take me to the back shop till a policeman came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did the parcel up in the front shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SANDARS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, A</hi>). On Friday, 11th June, Doddemeade came to me at Scotland-yard, and showed Rae a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.-note; I put my initials on it—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">looking at the note</hi>)—I went to Mr. Lodge's, and found the prisoner in the front shop—he was told that the note was forged—he said he was quite innocent, he had received it on Change in the usual way of business—he said that in the back shop—he said he was ready to make any recompense for the trouble he had given—I asked him his name—he refused to give it—I asked him what he was—he said he was a stock broker's clerk, and in a minute afterwards he said he was a stock broker, and was known outside the Exchange, but not inside—I asked for his address—he said he would not give it, because it would break his wife's heart—I took him to Bow-street, searched him, and found on him this pocket-book, with some writing in it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this was on 11th—there were two other examina
<lb/>tions before Mr. Jardine, one on 18th, and one on 25th—after he was com
<lb/>mitted for trial, I went to him in the cell, and asked him for his address—he still refused, giving the same reason, that it would break his wife's heart; and that he was quite certain he had received the note on 'Change: he had been dealing in stocks, and had received it on the Exchange, in part payment, in the usual way of business that day—on the second occasion, when he was remanded, two other charges were made against him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-63" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Longley, a hosier, of 78, High-street, Borough. On Tuesday, 8th June, about 11 o'clock, the prisoner came, and asked to be shown some shirts similar to the one he had on—I showed him some—he purchased two at 4
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, a pair of drawers at 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a cotton under waistcoat for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a neck tie 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; amounting altogether to 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—while he was selecting them Mr. Longley came up, and the prisoner said to him, "Where is the young man gone to that used to be here?"—he said he had been there several times before, and the young man bad always served him very well, and that was the reason of his coming again—Mr. Longley said he had been with him some time, and he was a very good young man, and had gone to Australia—the prisoner said he bad met him a few days before on London-bridge, and shook hands with him—he remarked about the wet morning, and how unfortunate it was, as he was going to Ascot Races, as he bad been disappointed in going to the Derby, on account of the wet weather—I made out a bill—he asked me how much the goods came to—I said 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said it was rather more than he intended to spend—he pro
<lb/>duced from a purse a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, which I think he said was part of the money he had returned to him on account of his not going to the Derby; that is what I understood, but I was not close by at the time—I called, "Cash!" and Mr. Longley came, and asked the prisoner if he had any other change—he said he had not sufficient—Mr. Longley took up the note, and asked him if he had endorsed it—he said he had, and that was his name on the back of it, "Henry Rolfe, 7, Beresford-street, Walworth—June 7, 1852"—reading it aloud, and giving that as his name and address—Mr. Longley gave him the change, four sovereigns and six shillings, which he took, and put in his purse—I asked him if I should send the parcel for him—he said no, he would take it himself—he went away—this is the note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—after we had dis
<lb/>covered the note to be forged, I went to 7, Beresford-street, but there was no person named Henry Rolfe living in that street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you have the note in your hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You laid it on the counter; my master took it, and I believe I took it, but will not swear it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-64" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR LONGLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the master of the last witness, and keep a hosier's shop at 78, High-street, Borough. He has given the account of what passed, correctly—this is the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note I took of the prisoner, No. 56519—he said he was in a Derby club, and this was his contribution to it, and he had kept his money to spend it on other purposes, on account of its being wet—when he was leaving the shop, Brooks asked him if he should send the parcel for him, and he said, "No, I will take it myself; I only live down at 7, Beresford-street, Walworth, and am going there directly; I shall be back again, for I pass to and fro here twice a day"—Beresford-street is ten minutes or a quarter of an hour's walk from my place—I took the note up, and asked him if he had endorsed it—he said, "Yes," pointing to the corner of the note, where "Rolfe, 7, Beresford-street, Walworth," is written.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you recollect my coming into the shop several times before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think you had been there before, but I cannot positively say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MAYS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Frederick Souther, a hosier, of 98 and 99, High-street, Borough, close by Mr. Longley's. On 3rd June, a little after 12 o'clock the prisoner came and wanted some shirts—he bought two shirts, a pair of gloves, and a collar—they came to 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered me a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I asked him his name and address; he said his name was on the note, pointing to "William Howard," which was on it—I asked him his address—he said, "7, Beresford-street, Walworth," and I wrote it on the back of the note—this is it; it is my writing—I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—he said he was a very good customer to linen drapert, and he should call again and make some further purchases—I asked if I should send the parcel—he said, "No"—he remained about twenty minutes—this is the note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SANDARS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I went to Beresford-street; there are seven houses there numbered "7"—I found "no Henry Adams there, Henry Rolfe, or William Howard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-67" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the inspectors of notes to the Bank of England. This note, uttered on 3rd June, is forged in every particular, paper, plate, signature, and water mark—it is not a skilful forgery—these other two notes are forgeries in every respect—those uttered on 8th June and 11th June are from the same plate. (
<hi rend="italic">The pocket book found on the prisoner contained the name of William Howard, or How.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I took the notes for some shares I sold in the Ex
<lb/>change, and had no idea they were forged, as I never had such a thing in my hands before; a man named Nicholls, on the Stock Exchange, gave them to me; his name is on the back of them; I have given information to have him apprehended, but he has removed; he used to live in St. Ann's-road, near Horsemonger-lane; I would not have sacrificed the happiness of my wife and children upon such a paltry sum; I have been dealing on the Exchange upwards of twelve months; previous to that I had a situation as clerk. (
<hi rend="italic">The name of Nicholls was on one of the notes.</hi>)</p>
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<persName id="t18520705-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520705-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SANDARS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have made inquiry at the address in Holland-road, which is Nicholls's address on the notes, but find no such person.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 29.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.-note, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520705-708-offence-1 t18520705-name-71"/>William Ellice East</persName>, from his person.</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="t18520705-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM ELLICE"/>WILLIAM ELLICE EAST</persName> </hi>. I am an under graduate of St. John's College,</p>
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<p>Cambridge. On Monday, 10th May last, I came to London on business—about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, having transacted my business, I went to the Shoreditch railway station to inquire what time the train left and as I had half an hour to spare, I thought I would take a walk towards Shoreditch Church—as I was going along I met the prisoner Shaw—he put his hand on my shoulder to draw my attention, and asked me if I wished to buy any cigars—I refused at first, but he kept talking to me, and at last I consented to go with him and see these cigars—he took me into a beer shop, in Boundary-street, I believe it is called—I had walked with him about twenty yards, but to the beer-shop would be about 100 yards—I believe it is at the corner of Boundary-street—I had a gold watch and chain—the chain was a very thick one, and likely to attract attention—any one who saw me in the street might see that I had a gold watch and chain—when we got into the beer-shop Shaw asked me if I would have anything to drink—I refused, and said I did not care about anything, I wished to see the cigars—he said, "Don't be afraid, I am not going to hurt you; you had better have something to drink," and he took me by the hand—I said, "No, thank you" I knew it was a beer-shop when I went in—I did not see any sign over the door, but I could see there was a taproom, so I concluded it was a beer-shop—he went out of the room, saying he was going to get the cigars, and when he went out I heard the door shut, and as if it was locked—I heard a lock turn in the door—he said something about fetching some handkerchiefs and gloves as well as cigars, and I said, "I don't care about any of those things"—I distinctly heard the door shut and locked—after the lapse of about three minutes four other persons came into the room by another door, a back door—that door communicates with the tap—there is a yard behind which I believe leads into another parlour, and communicates with the front door, so you may go round in a regular circle—there was a very small table in the room I was in, with a few forms, I believe; I did not take any particular notice—it is not divided like a coffee house, it is only a small room, about ten feet in length—the persons that came in sat down at the table, and one of them had three cards in his hand; that man had also two books in his hand, with brass clasps, and he wished to sell them for sixpence, but as none of the people wished to buy them, he offered to play for them, and they should have them if they happened to win them, or for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they played, and he won 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they went on playing for a few minutes, until he won a few pounds—I saw some money handed over to him by some of the persons who were with him—it was an old man who handed him the money—the prisoner Ricketts was one of the men—he was not the man that had the cards—I was sitting down towards the door I came in at, at the end of the table, waiting for Shaw to bring the cigars—after the old man appeared to have lost the money, Ricketts staked a gold chain, at least one that looked like gold, against some money, and lost it—I saw the man with the cards take it up—after that Ricketts won, and I saw about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. paid to him, but I did not take particular notice of what passed, I was waiting for the cigars more than paying attention to them—I saw some gold paid to Ricketts by the man with the cards, I cannot say how much—the old man staked a silver watch and chain, and lost it, and he seemed very much annoyed that he should be so unfortunate, and stamped his feet—Ricketts said to me, "Shall I play for you, or will you try yourself?"—I said, "No, I would rather not, thank you; I don't care about it just now," but he said, "Oh, I will win some money for the gentleman," and went on playing—he won some money at first—he did not offer it to me, but I said nothing to him, because I of course</p>
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<p>understood that he was not playing for me, and I had given him to under
<lb/>stand that he was not to play for me—after that he began to lose, and lost some money, and when I looked at my watch and thought it was time to be going by the train, they gave me to understand that I must pay about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was Ricketts who spoke to me—when I moved towards the door and said I must be going, he said, "You must pay before you go"—I said, "Pay what?" he said, "Oh, I have been losing about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for you, and you must pay"—I said, "I shall not pay, I have not played, or requested you to play"—they all came round me and said, "You must pay"—I said, "I shall do nothing of the kind"—they came round me and immediately took the watch from my pocket, and the chain, and the rings from my fingers—the old man took off the rings, Ricketts took the watch and chain, and a fourth man, who I did not exactly know by sight, took the purse out of my pocket, and emptied the money into the hands of the man with the cards—there was a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.-note, a sovereign, a half sovereign, and a few shillings in silver—the value of the watch and chain was about 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—it was an Albert chain—Ricketts gave the watch to the man with the cards—I did not consent to their taking these things from me, I gave them up because I feared personal violence—I did not resist them, they took them from me with their hands—the empty purse was placed at the corner of the table—I took it up and put it in my pocket—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>)—after they had all gone, Ricketts remained behind—he said he was very sorry indeed that he should have been so unfortunate, and appeared very sorry that anything of the kind should have occurred, and gave me to understand that he knew where these people had gone to, but as I tried to follow them he held me by the arms and would not let me—that was directly they had left, before I had got out of the room—they went out at the door I came in at—I did not observe it unlocked, in fact they were all round me, and I was rather confused, so that I did not take particular notice of what occurred—I at last got out of the place, in about three or five minutes after the men had left—I did not see anything of them when I got out—Ricketts was with me—he held me by the arm all the time, promising to show me where they had gone if I would go with him—he walked with me through some alley into Shoreditch—I then said, "Where are these men that have robbed me?" or "taken my money," and he let go of my arm, and appeared quite innocent, and wished to know what I was talking about—I then left him to go after a policeman, and I went to the railway station—I gave the police a description of the persons, and afterwards, in consequence of information, I went to the Hampton races.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long do you think you were in the house altogether?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes; I looked at my watch just before they took my property—I went into the place about 25 minutes to 4 o'clock—when I looked at my watch it wanted 5 minutes to 4—it was about 5 minutes after 4 when I got to the railway station—I was not able to go to Cambridge till the 9 o'clock train—Shaw never returned to the room—nobody came knocking at the door, or trying to get in—it was about six weeks after this that I went to Hampton races, or it might be more—the Hampton races are the week after Ascot—the police sergeant, Jackson, wrote to me, and I made an appointment to meet him there—I went there by myself, and on my way to the course I saw the man who had played with the cards—I immediately hastened on to meet the sergeant to give information—I met him, and as we were going after that man we met the two prisoners in company with another man, who I believe to be the person that took the purse out of my pocket, but I could not swear to him; I swore to the prisoners,</p>
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<p>and immediately gave them into custody—they denied ever having seen me, or knowing the place where the transaction occurred—I have not the slightest doubt they are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been at the University?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A year next Oct—I think I left Cambridge on this day by the 10 o'clock train, and arrived in town about 10 minutes past 12—I did not consent to these persons taking my property, but gave it up because I feared violence—I did not make the least resistance, because I knew they would resort to violence if I did—there were five men in the room, and I was by myself, therefore I knew it was no use—I began to suspect what they were after when I saw their goings on—this was a back room adjoining the bar; the bar was between the room and the street—when I entered the house I saw a little girl at the bar, but I did not notice particularly at the time because Shaw had hold of my hand—there was not a pack of cards, only three single cards—there is no game that I know of played with three cards—they were not playing a game, they were trying to guess a certain card and betting upon it—I believe it was betting on the
<hi rend="italic">turn-up</hi>, I do not know—I very often play at cards at Cambridge—when we can get a comfortable little supper party we have a game at whist or
<hi rend="italic">vingt-un</hi>—I never heard of a game called
<hi rend="italic">cock-a-holly</hi>, or any game played with three cads—Ricketts offered to bet for me in the first instance and I refused—he afterwards said, "I shall win some money for the gentleman," and then went on playing—when he said that, I said, "No, I would rather not play, thank you," or something to the effect that he should not play for me—what the words were I am not able to recollect—it was not when I saw I had lost some money that I looked at my watch—I looked at it without noticing what they were doing—I looked to see whether it was time to be leaving, as Shaw did not return—I paid no regard to what they were doing, for I fully understood in my own mind that he was not playing for me at all—after I left the beer shop with Ricketts I walked with him about twice the length of this Court just through an alley that led into Shore-ditch—I got into Shoreditch with him—I saw a number of persons passing and reposing as usual—I did not mention what had occurred to any of them—I looked for a policeman, but did not see one immediately; I believe they are never to be seen when they are wanted—there were two doors to this room—I am not sure about the door being locked, but I was convinced in my own mind that it was, because I heard the lock turn—I suppose the other door was not locked—I did not know at the time where that door led to, but when I went there afterwards with the policeman I found it led into a small yard, which had another door leading to another parlour, from whence you can get into the front tap room, and then into the street—I did not examine the lock of the door when I went with the policeman—I thought more of my property than the lock at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are not a freshman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am a junior
<hi rend="italic">soph</hi> at present—I was not brought up at any public school; I have been with a private tutor most of my time—I believe my name is down at Eton—there have not been any town and gown affairs since I have been at Cambridge, we were rather quiet last Oct.—I do not take any part in those matters—I am not particularly strong, and do not feel inclined—I kept to my rooms on 5th Nov.—something generally turns up then—it is my firm belief that the door was locked, because I heard the lock turned—I did not go to the door to try—I was left alone in the room for several minutes before any persons came in—I did not go to the door to see if it was locked, because I was firmly convinced that it was—I did not try to get out; I</p>
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<p>stopped to get the cigars—I did not know whether he had not locked the door for privacy, to prevent persons coming in—I had never seen Shaw before—I was not with him many minutes—I saw nothing more of him until I saw him at Hampton races—I was in the room about a quarter of an hour, or twenty minutes—I went out at the door I came in at—I did not unlock it—I did not hear it unlocked—I heard the handle turn when they went out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give Rickett's any authority to loose 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on your account?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not—I gave him fully to understand that he was not playing for me, or I playing with them, or betting with them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where was your watch when it was taken from you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In my waistcoat pocket, and the chain was fastened through the button hole of my waistcoat; it was unhooked from my waistcoat, and taken out of my pocket—the rings were taken off my fingers by the old man, against my will, and my watch also—my purse was in my right trowser's pocket—I did not take it out myself—I was sitting down in a chair when it was taken out—when they all came round me I rose from my chair, and then I sat down again—they took the purse against my will—it was a young man who I could not swear to, that took it; Rickett's took the watch and chain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-73" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am ticket porter, at Shoreditch station. On Monday afternoon I saw Mr. East coming towards Shoreditch Church, as I was coming from Kingsland-road; we met—I saw the prisoners, one by the side of him and the other close behind—I have not the slightest doubt they are the persons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What day was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Monday afternoon, about half past 3 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not your first recollection of this transaction that you saw them about half past 3 o'clock on Saturday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I saw them in Shoreditch, on Saturday, about half past 3—I did not change it to Monday, when I heard the policeman say it was Monday—one was close behind the prosecutor, the other by his side, and there was an old gentleman who was gray headed there, close behind Mr. East—I have not been fishing this all up since—there were five men altogether; I knew them all by sight, being so long at the railway as I have, and having seen them about the gates—the prisoners were the closest to Mr. East—it was part of my duty to watch them—I saw the prisoners on the Saturday afternoon, but not with the prosecutor—my recollection was always the same.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are sworn constable to the railway?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is therefore my duty to watch—I had seen the prisoners together on the Satur
<lb/>day, and many times before, apparently as companions—I am confident the prisoners are the two men I saw with Mr. East.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police sergeant</hi>). I am sometimes in the detective force—I received a description at the station of the persons who Mr. East alleged had robbed him—I made an appointment with him to meet at Hampton races; he pointed the prisoners out to me there, and gave them into custody—I knew them; I had seen them several times together before the time of the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EAST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> Rickett's took away my watch and chain, those were the only articles he took—I made no resistance fearing personal violence.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICKETTS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SHAW</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FAREBROTHER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOOPER</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant, and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA DAVIS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18520705-712-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
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<interp inst="def1-713-18520705" type="given" value="EMMA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA EXALL</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WATTS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS, JUN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-82" type="given" value="ROSETTA"/>ROSETTA SOLOMON</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, and live in Drury-lane. On Saturday, 12th June, the prisoner came about a quarter past 11 at night; he had a Cuba cigar, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me sixpence, I gave him 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the sixpence in the till where there was no other sixpence—about an hour afterwards, when I closed the shop, I went to the till—I found only one sixpence in it, which turned out to be a bad one—I had a number of 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-pieces there, but no other sixpence—when I found the six
<lb/>pence was bad, I put it in a small box by itself, separate from all other coin—no other person had been to my till—on the following Saturday night the prisoner came again; he called for another cigar, and laid down a sixpence in the same quiet manner that he had done before—I tried it, and found it bad—I then accused him of having passed one before—he said he had not, he was not in the shop on the Saturday night before—when I told him the sixpence was bad, he attempted to get out of the shop, but I pushed him forward, and his hat fell off; and while he was picking it up the officer came in, and I gave him into custody—I gave the officer one sixpence then, and on the Monday following I took the other sixpence to the police court—I am quite sure the prisoner is the person who came on the first Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOULTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 341). I was called to the last witness's shop on 19th June—I found the prisoner there, and this sixpence was given to me by the witness; and on the Monday following this other sixpence was given me by the witness—there was 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good coppers found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">of uttering the last sixpence.</hi> Aged 21.</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS, JUN</hi>.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-87" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SWAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Swan, a grocer and postmaster at East Acton. On 11th June, the prisoner Flatman came about a quarter before 8 o'clock in the morning, he bought half an ounce of tobacco which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a shilling, I gave him change and he left the shop—before he had quite left, I told him it was a bad shilling, and called him back—he said there was no harm done, and he gave me back the tobacco and the change, and I gave him the shilling—he went away and joined the other prisoner outside the shop; they went together towards Acton—I gave infor
<lb/>mation to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones. Q.</hi> How can you swear to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your features and dress, and general appearance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he ten
<lb/>dered me a half crown—I rang it on the counter; I said, "This is a bad one"—the policeman came in, he rang it a second time, and said, "This is a bad one"—the policeman took it with him—I gave Jones into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 250). Mrs. Swan gave me information on 11th June, and I pursued the prisoners—I saw them entering the village of Acton together, I watched them—on their getting near Mrs. Clifton's shop, I saw Flatman pass something to Jones—Jones entered the shop, and Flat-man walked on—on looking through the window I saw Jones served with a half quartern loaf, and a half crown put on the counter—I entered the shop; Mrs. Clifton was looking at the half crown, and said it was bad—I took it, and took Jones into custody—I called Mr. Clifton to take charge of him while I went after Flatman, whom I found in a public-house—I told him what he was charged with—he drew his hand closed from his pocket—I called for assistance, and took him with his hand closed to the station—I found in his hand this shilling—I went and took Jones.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-90" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TICKNER</persName> </hi>. I went to assist the last witness—I took Flatman, and kept his hand closed to the station, and took this shilling from his hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520705-name-91" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18520705-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones.</hi> I earned two half crowns; I did not know they were bad.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLATMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA
<lb/>BETH PERRIN</hi> </persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS, JUN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520705-name-95" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-95" type="given" value="OWEN"/>OWEN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Tucker, a butcher, in Long Acre. On Monday night, 28th June, a few minutes past 9 o'clock, the prisoner Fleming came and asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of pieces of meat—I served her and she gave me a shilling—I did not then see that was bad—I gave it to the foreman, and Fleming went out of the shop—I saw the same pieces of meat that I had served her with at Bow-street, about an hour and a half afterwards—they were the same that I served Fleming with.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fleming. Q.</hi> How much meat did you give me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not weigh It; there were a lot of pieces, a great many pieces—I swear I saw them again at Bow-street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Perrin. Q.</hi> When you saw me at Bow-street with some meat in my apron, how could you swear that they were the same pieces?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could swear to one piece, which was off the top of the sirloin—I sold the pieces, and saw them again at Bow-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520705-name-96" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MALLAM</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Richard Tucker. I received a shilling from the last witness I placed it on the desk by itself I gave him the change, and he gave it to Fleming I saw her again the same evening she came to the shop again about twenty minutes afterwards, and asked for some pieces of meat she paid Darby a shilling; he gave it to me at once, and I looked and found it was bad I told Fleming so she said she bad received it for work where she had been I then looked at the first shilling, and found that was bad I asked the last witness who he took it of he gave a description of the person, and I told him to follow her, and she was taken into custody I gave the shillings to the policeman I cut a notch in the last one I had taken of her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fleming. Q.</hi> Did I give you a bad shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not find the other out till you had left the shop I did not give you into custody.</p>
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<persName id="t18520705-name-97" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-97" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DARBY</persName> </hi>. I am in the same employ as the last witness. On Monday, 28th June, the prisoner Fleming came about twenty minutes to 10 o'clock at night she asked for two pennyworth of pieces I served her she gave me a shilling, which I took into the counting-house to the last witness, the foreman, and he gave me change, and I gave it her he told me to follow the prisoner, and I followed her to Bow-street she crossed over to two other women I then lost sight of her the other two women stood there for some time afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JENKINS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Aldis, an eating-house keeper, in Long Acre. On 28th June, about a quarter before 10 o'clock at night, Ellard came in, and asked for a twopenny plate of meat Fleming came in directly afterwards, and said, "Don't buy any meat for me; I don't want any "Ellard gave me a shilling for the meat I put the shilling to my mouth, bent it, and found it was bad I gave it to Mr. Ald is directly he told me it was bad, and told me to follow the prisoners they were then gone, and had left both the meat and the change on the counter while I had been serving the meat, I saw the prisoner Perrin outside looking through the window when the prisoners went away I followed them they went together, and they spoke to a man when the man saw me he ran away—i found a policeman, and we followed the prisoners down Queen-street we then got another policeman, and we all three followed them, and took them into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Perrin. Q.</hi> Did you see me run away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You went away quickly along with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ALDIS</persName> </hi>. I keep an eating house, in Long Acre; the last witness is in my employ. On Monday night, 28th June, I saw Fleming and Ellard in my shop about 10 o'clock I saw the last witness try a shilling with his teeth I went up to the bar and said, "William, what have you there?" he said, "A bad shilling" I asked the prisoners whether they were aware of it Ellard began to abuse me; she said she had been to pawn something, and had got it there I said, "I have reason to believe you know it is bad; I will cut it in two, and give you one piece; you can go back to the pawn
<lb/>broker with it" I told the boy to follow the prisoners, and the moment I spoke to the boy the two prisoners ran out of the shop I gave the two pieces of the shilling to the policeman at the station these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Ellard. Q.</hi> Did I not tell you that I had sent my boots to pawn for</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You made use of very bad language, and
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> the duplicate over to me, and said you had pawned your boots—you walked hastily out of the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-100" type="given" value="RALPH"/>RALPH CREFFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 115). On 28th June I received informa
<lb/>tion, and followed the prisoners from one end of Queen-street to the other—a second policeman then came up, and the prisoners were taken—they were together—some meat was found in Perrin's apron—the witness, Smith, recognized it—one piece he had cut off the top of a sirloin, and sold to Fleming—I produce the two pieces of a shilling I received from Mr. Aldis.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad—the first two are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Flemming's Defence.</hi> I had been to the hospital to see my child; I met with Ellard; we went to a public house; she sent a woman to pawn her boots, and she said she would give me something to eat; my child is in a dying state in the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ellard's Defence.</hi> I sent a woman to pawn my boots; she was a long time gone, and I treated her with a pot of beer; I went to get something to eat; the man said the shilling was bad; I told him I had pawned my boots; I was going out quick; I was told the woman lived in Wild-street, and I was going to her: I have been nineteen years a wife, and the mother of nine children; this woman saw me run, and she said, "Don't run, you will be run over."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Perrin's Defence.</hi> I had sold some geraniums for 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I bought four pounds of meat which I had in my apron; there was no piece that weighed quarter of a pound; I was waiting for a woman to return from Monmouth-street who was to bring me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which was coming to me: I saw Ellard crossing the road with slippers on; I told her not to run, she would be run over; she said she had better be run over and have a broken leg, than have what she would have; the man came and took us; I asked him what for; he said it was for being with the two women who had been in the butcher's shop; I said I knew nothing about what had happened; I could go to the butcher's where I bought the pieces of meat I had; there was no piece of meat in my apron that that boy could say with a clear conscience that he sold to me; I had four pounds of solid good meat; I am perfectly innocent; I told the Magistrate that I could go to the butcher's where I bought the meat in Clare Market.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-102" type="given" value="RALPH"/>RALPH CREFFIELD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> No she did not; I was present.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-717-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-717-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 35.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PERRIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18520705-717-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 40.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS, JUN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-105" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW WETHERBY</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Duke of Richmond, in the Caledonian-road. The prisoners came there about three or four weeks ago—Brown asked for half a quartern of rum—I served them; they both drank it—Brown paid me with a shilling, which I discovered was bad—I told them so, and I bit a piece out of it, and gave it back to them—Brown then paid me 2 1/2
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CANNON</persName> </hi>. I keep the White Horse, in Ray Street, Clerkenwell.</p>
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<p>On 16th June, the two prisoners came together, and called for half-a-quar
<lb/>tern of rum—Smith gave me a shilling, which I put into the till—there was no other shilling in the till—I gave them change, and they went away together—shortly after, my attention was called to the shilling, and I found it was bad—I wrapped it in a piece of paper, and put it in the back of the till by itself—on 26th, the prisoners came in again together, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening—Smith asked for two three-halfpennyworth of gin—I served them, and they drank it—Smith gave me a half crown—I tried it, and found it was bad—I had recognized the prisoners as soon as they came in, and sent for a policeman—I accused them of passing a bad shilling on me about a fortnight previously—they at first denied it, but after a few minutes Smith said, "I will give you a good shilling for the one I gave you before, and a good half crown for this one"—in going along the road, he called me on one side and said, "For God's sake, don't be hard against me, and I will give you a sovereign if you will let us go"—when I charged them with passing a bad shilling before, Smith said he had never been in the house before in his life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> What day was it I offered you a bad shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On Thursday, I believe—it was 16th of June, about 7 o'clock in the evening—a person called my attention to the shilling after you were gone—I said I believed the day you were at the house was about 16th June—no one told me to say it was about the 16th—(
<hi rend="italic">the deposition of this witness was read, and agreed with his present statement</hi>)—when the man told me the shilling was bad, I did not send him to look for you—I looked for you myself not a minute afterwards—I marked the shilling in our house—the officer marked it at the station, I did not—there was no other change in the till but a sixpence, and that I gave you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 150). I took the prisoners—I produce this shilling and half crown which I received from the witness Cannon—I did not hear the prisoners say anything to that witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> Were you not walking behind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw you speak to him, but did not hear what you said—you did not offer to make any resistance—I found in your possession one sovereign, two half sovereigns, and five half crowns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520705-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520705-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520705-name-108" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18520705-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling and half crown are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> I expected to be defended; but I have a witness to prove that I was not in London on 16th June; I went into the house on 26th; I had nothing but 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and six half crowns; I gave the witness a half crown; he took it, and asked a friend whether he had any small silver; he said he had not; he came back and said, "This is a bad half crown, and I have sworn that the first person that comes in and offers me bad money, I will make suffer for the lot; I believe my sister has taken bad shillings and my mother a bad half crown," and so he makes the innocent suffer for the guilty; I am a harness maker, and work for myself; I sold some and took this money; I went to this man's house, and he swears that I was in his house on the 16th and gave him a bad shilling; is not any man liable to have a bad half crown? you have had many cases here before you, but I am not one of them, I am a hard working man; I gave my right address; he keeps a house of resort for thieves; what was the transfer of the license for, but because the house had got such a bad name that the Magistrates would have suspended it? who would go to Cow-cross to offer bad money, where it is all made? what was his father? he was transported from the very house that he is now in; I worked for Mr. Marsh for two years, and for another person, at Waltham
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<p>I had 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my pocket, and wages were low; I thought I would work for myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-718-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18520705-718-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES JONES</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOWER</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner, at Aldgate. On the evening of 21st June the prisoner came, between 7 and 8 o'clock, for an ounce of colts
<lb/>foot rock, it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling, I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I kept the shilling in my hand, and about a minute after he was gone I found it was bad—I wrapped it in a piece of paper, and put it at the back of the till apart from other coins—on Wednesday, 23rd, the prisoner came again about the same time, for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of coltsfoot rock—he put down a shilling—I gave him change—I looked at the shilling, and discovered it was bad—I ran after the prisoner, and brought him back, and gave him and the shillings to the policeman—I had broken the last shilling in trying it—I said that I took the first shilling, but a young lady took it, I was by her side.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was it on Monday or Tuesday that I came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was on Monday and Wednesday—it was a mistake of Mr. Martin's; he put down that it was on Tuesday and Wednesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-111" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE ANN"/>CHARLOTTE ANN WHITE</persName> </hi>. I was in the prosecutor's shop on Monday, 21st—the prisoner came between 7 and 8 o'clock—he asked for an ounce of coltsfoot rock—he gave me a shilling—I kept it in my hand and gave change—I gave the shilling to Mr. Mower—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-112" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GOODMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 591). I took the prisoner, and received these two shillings—I found on the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the change of the last shilling he had passed, six duplicates, and two keys—he gave me an address—I went there and inquired, and no such person was known.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Both these shillings are bad.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520705-721-offence-1 t18520705-name-118"/>Eliza Mary Ann Feely</persName>, with intent, &c.: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<lb/>perty of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520705-722-offence-1 t18520705-name-120"/>Marcus Meyer</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520705-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18520705-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18520705-name-121" type="surname" value="MEYER"/>
<interp inst="t18520705-name-121" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS MEYER</persName> </hi>. I live in Aldgate, and have taken new premises, at 57, Houndsditch. I have had the house repaired there—the prisoner was at work there—I had twenty slips of paper there for the walls—it was green, with gold—there were three yards in each slip or piece—the paper came in, about a month or five weeks before I missed it—I counted it when it came in—it was all quite correct—it was kept in the parlour, which was on the ground floor, in a line with the shop—the prisoner could go to that room—I have seen him there during the time the paper was there—he was left on the premises to work—he did not sleep there—he came to me for the key in the morning, and brought it back in the evening—on Thursday, 17th June, I</p>
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<p>went for another purpose to Mrs. Franklin's, in Crown and Shears-court—I there found this paper—it is the same sort as those I purchased—I then missed one piece, instead of twenty I had only nineteen pieces—I have the fellow piece here to match with this—I also lost seven decanters—I saw them all safe on the Sunday previous to 17th of June—they were in the attic locked up—I went to the premises on the following Thursday morning and found the street door burst open, and all the decanters gone—I have seen two of them since—these are them—they are mine, and were in the attic on the Sunday, with five others—when I got to my premises on the Thursday morning I left a brother of mine in the street to mind the door, and I went to the attic, which had been locked—I found it broken open, and all the decanters were gone—no one sleeps on the premises—on the Wednesday morning I gave the key to the prisoner—he was to do his work on the pre
<lb/>mises and return the key at night, which he did not—I saw him at his house in Gun-yard on the Thursday, and I said, "How is it you did not bring me the key home last night?"—he said, "I will get it for you," and while he was gone up I called in the policeman and gave the prisoner into custody when he came down with the key—I gave him the key on the Wednesday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false; we were both together on the Tuesday evening at Mr. Perry's dining rooms, and I gave you the key, and you gave it me back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I did not—I gave it you on Wednesday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DIXON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 55). I went with the prosecutor to Mrs. Franklin's, in Crown and Shears-court, on 17th June—I found this piece of paper in the bedroom there—I compared it with the paper on the prosecutor's premises, and I found that it corresponded exactly—I took the prisoner into custody; I searched him at the station, and found nothing particular on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-123" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FRANKLIN</persName> </hi>. I live in Crown and Shears-court, Minories. I know the prisoner—on 14th June he brought me this piece of paper—a slip of paper I think it is called—he said it was for work he wanted to do—I gave it to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE JAMES"/>GEORGE JAMES GOODMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 591). I went with Dixon to the prisoner's residence in Gun-yard, Houndsditch, on the 19th—I saw the prisoner's mother—she said her son was in custody—I found there a card and a duplicate of two decanters, pawned at Mr. Barker's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DIXON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know that the prisoner lived at the place in Gun-yard, where you took the last witness to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> His mother lives there, and I took him into custody on those premises—that was where this duplicate was found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-125" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Barker, a pawnbroker. I produce these two decanters; they were pledged by the prisoner—he said they were his own, and they cost him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I got the key on Monday morning, and took it back, and he had it till Tuesday morning; I got it that morning, and took it him on Tuesday evening, and he gave it me back again; I did not want it, but he gave it me; I was at Mrs. Franklin's on the Wednesday night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. FRANKLIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I cannot say what time the prisoner left my premises on Wednesday—it might be as late as 11 o'clock in the evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 174). I produce a certificate of the pri
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<hi rend="italic">read—Convicted of larceny, Nov. 1851, confined six months</hi>)—the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520705-723-offence-1 t18520705-name-129"/>Henry Jordan</persName>, stealing 5 coats, and other articles, value 7
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<persName id="t18520705-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-130" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JORDAN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor; I live in Ebury-street, Pimlico, in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square; it is my dwelling-house. I know these two coats—this one belonged to a neighbour in the street, and this other to a young man, a clerk—they were in my custody—I lost three other coats, which have not been found—one pair of trowsers has been found—the value of all I lost was about 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these two coats I can identify, as being in my custody—I missed them on the same day I went before the Magistrate, on 24th June, about half past 4 o'clock in the morning—they had been safe about half past 12 the night before—they were then in my front parlour, which I use as a shop; the work had been done on them—they were ready to go home—one of the officers rang the bell, and called me up—I went down, and found the street door all correct—one of the windows in the parlour was wide open—the blind was still there—that window was not open on the night before—I was the last person up—I cannot say that the window was fastened, but it was shut down flush, that I am quite sure of—it is a window I hardly ever open—I stand against it when I cut out—the last time I saw it down was, perhaps, about half past 10—I am sure it was after 9—somebody had opened it between half past 10 and half past 4, and I missed these things—I found a pair of trowsers in the area—they had been on a brass rail in the front parlour, facing the window, when I went to bed—I never saw the prisoners, to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-131" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL CALVER</persName> </hi>. I am a painter. On the evening of 23rd June, I was going from Brompton home to Pimlico—I got near my own door, 3, Ebury
<lb/>square, about half past 3 o'clock—I saw both the prisoners—I did not know them before—I can swear to them—I was close to them—there was another man with them who was not taken—Savage had a bundle wrapped up, I could not see what was in it—he stood in a little court in Ebury-square, and Collins and the other man left him; and when they had got a little distance he called them to come back—he said,
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi> or
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, I am not certain which—they went on a little further, and Savage followed them—I followed and watched them, and saw Savage put the bundle into the flap of his trowsers—he then came towards me, the other two men went away—I saw a police
<lb/>man, and told him what I had seen—I ran as far as Cheshire-cheese-court; I there lost sight of the other two men—I afterwards saw Savage at the top of Sloane-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-132" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MORSEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 103). I was on duty about half past 3 o'clock that morning; I saw two persons running up Lower George-street—I saw the last witness and another constable—I came up, and ran up White Lion-street, and caught Collins—I asked what he was running for, he said he was running for nothing, it was not him—I told him I would take him back and see—the other man who was with him was Savage—I have known him two or three years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18520705-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-133" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER LUCAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 200). I was on duty that morning, and saw a tall man running towards Chelsea market—about a minute afterwards I saw Collins running, he had a bundle on his left arm—he went down Crump's-yard—he remained there about half a minute, he came up again without a bundle—he went into Chelsea market—I went down Crump's-yard and found these two coats on a shed in the yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-134" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HILTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police man, B</hi> 101). I was on duty about half past 3 o'clock, and saw Savage come out of Ebury-square, which is about a</p>
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<p>quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's—he had got something with him but I could not see what—Calver beckoned to me; we went after him—I caught sight of him again in Lower Sloane-street—I did not see him again till he was before the Magistrate—I am sure it was Savage—I knew him well before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Collins's Defence.</hi> I had been out with a couple of friends, and was coming home; I met two men in Ebury-square, and each of them had some
<lb/>thing under his arm; one of them gave me these two coats to hold, and they asked me to go to Knightsbridge with them to a coffee-shop; Savage was not one of them that I met; they began to run, and I ran too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Savage's Defence.</hi> I heard that the police had been looking after me; I went to make inquiries, I met a policeman and asked him if he had been looking after me; he said "Yes," and he took me; I know nothing about this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Savage was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 179). I produce a certificate of Savage's former conviction at this Court—(
<hi rend="italic">read: Convicted, Jan. 1849, of stealing 29 lb. of lead; confined one year</hi>)—the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-723-18520705 t18520705-723-punishment-31"/>Transported for Seventeen Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE TALFOURD</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN KEY</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOOPER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Talfourd and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>thy: he is a young hardworking man, and I hope you will make it up"—I said, "Make it up?" and instantly recognized him and went for an officer—I have not the least doubt that Coleman is the man that struck me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was not quite sober, of course, because I had been drinking; this happened almost</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> How long did it all occupy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might have been three or four minutes from their first laying hold of me; I had never seen Coleman before—he did not speak a word—there was no person with me next day when he spoke to me—it was outside the police court—there were no policemen at hand—I went in and gave a description of the party—if I had called, I do not think the police were within hearing; I did not try—I did not lay hold of the man—I have never told the policemen, Crebo or Westlake, that I could not swear to Coleman—I have had no conversation with a person named Riley; I do not know such a person—I had no conversation with him at the police court, to my knowledge—I did not offer to take 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. not to prosecute this matter—some parties came and asked me to take some refreshment at an eating house, and a party came and said, "You had better
<hi rend="italic">square it up</hi>"—it was neither of the prisoners—I said, "I do not know you"—he said, "About that affair"—I said, "I do not know anything about it, the law must take its course; I do not intend to have anything to do with it"—I have not stated to any of the witnesses that I did not know who struck the blow; that I swear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When Coleman spoke to you, and said you had better make it up, was it before or after you had been into the court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Before; I had not been into the court at all—I was pacing up and down the court because I did not feel well—I had suffered considerable violence, and was suffering at that time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite confident who struck the blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am; it was Coleman, and M'Carthy pinioned my arms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 316). On the morning in question I was at the corner of Fitzroy-place, about 150 yards from this spot—I heard a cry of "Police!" and went to Brook-street—the prisoner Coleman passed me in Fitzroy-place, running, before I heard the cry—he came in a direction from that part of Brook-street where I afterwards saw blood on the pavement—I went up, and found Wills holding M'Carthy—he gave him into my charge—Wills was bleeding from the head, and his coat (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what state was the prosecutor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was drunk, but he appeared to be perfectly aware of what he was about—he told me at the station he did not know who struck the blow, but when he was at the court he recognised the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it you he spoke to after Coleman accosted him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I went outside, but did not find the person he mentioned—I am quite sure Coleman is the man that passed me, and that he was running from the spot—I knew him before quite well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 333). I received information from William Martin, and on Monday night saw Coleman entering the Adam and Eve pub
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<hi rend="italic">Richard Hewitt, fruit-seller, and Daniel Bryan, shoemaker, gave M'Carthy a good character; and—Callahan, labourer, of 6, Fitzroy-place, gave Coleman a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, H</hi> 24). I am specially stationed at the London Docks—on Sunday night, 20th June, about half-past 12 o'clock, I was on duty there, and saw a light on board the
<hi rend="italic">Stadts Utrecht</hi>—the ship
<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi> was alongside the quay—I went back to the jetty, and got the assist
<lb/>ance of Savage—we went on board the
<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi>, and then on board the
<hi rend="italic">Stadts Utrecht</hi>, and saw two men on deck, who appeared to be tipsy—I said, "You have got a light in the forecastle"—one of them called out something, which I could not understand, and the light was instantly extinguished—I was in my uniform great coat—I went into the forecastle, and found several men smoking—I saw an open oil-lamp, which appeared to have been just extin
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<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi>, and then on to the quay—if I had not been able to catch hold of the bulwarks, I should have fallen legs foremost—when I got on board the
<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi>, the prisoner and two more men, and another man who was afterwards drowned, were on board along with Savage—the prisoner had gone there while I was hanging on the side—when I got on board, the man who was drowned was striking Savage on the breast—White and two Thames policemen came up, and I went on board the
<hi rend="italic">Stadts Utrecht</hi> again, went down the ladder, and several of the men sur
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<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> me right on to the plank—I had seen the guide rope loosened, and did not lean on it—I went on board the
<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi>, and went to the inspector to get more assistance, and when I came back I found a man was drowned—I tried all I could to recover him, and could not—I saw the captain of the
<hi rend="italic">Stadts Utrecht</hi>, and went down below, and saw four men—he said they were the only men that belonged to the vessel—I saw the prisoner asleep in his berth, and said he was the man—the captain said he was drunk; it was no use to awake him then—I put two con
<lb/>stables to watch him, and about half-past six o'clock I took him into custody—about five or seven minutes elapsed between my crossing the plank, to go to the inspector, and returning, and rinding the man had been drowned—it is my duty to see that the lights are extinguished—all vessels which have lights are liable to be fined.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 212). I accompanied my sergeant on board the
<hi rend="italic">Stadts Utrecht</hi>—I have been in Court during his examination, and have heard the statement he has made—it is true—I went down with him into the forecastle to remonstrate about the light—I did not see the light, but I felt the lamp, and saw it smoking—the sergeant went against the companion, and I followed him—as he came up I saw him get a blow from somebody, I cannot say who—as I was going up somebody tried to remove the ladder from under my feet, which would have thrown me down—I was raised up and saw the sergeant going towards the captain's cabin—the prisoner stopped him, and said, "No, go to see captain;" he prevented him from going, took him by the neck, and pushed him over the side of the vessel—the depth of water there is twenty-two feet—the
<hi rend="italic">Stadts Utrecht</hi> draws from twelve to fourteen feet—a person in still water would be in more danger than in moving water—I did not see how the sergeant saved himself, as I was forced into the
<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi>—he came on board the
<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi>—I was assaulted there—I tried to take them, but they retreated into the ship—I was assaulted by the man who was after
<lb/>wards drowned—I had attempted to take him into custody—they were very tipsy, and the prisoner also—the sergeant went ashore for further assistance—the deceased man, who was crossing the plank with two others, went to take bold of the rope—it was slackened, and he fell into the water, and was drowned.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Stadts Utrecht</hi>, to assist Egerton in taking the prisoner into custody—when we went down into the ship, I heard a great noise—we went down into the gangway—the prisoner caught bold of him, and said, "You b—police go ashore!"—I had hold of the rope of the plank—I saw a man slackening it, and I advised Everton to come ashore, or we should be drowned—the prisoner followed us—I told Egerton to go to the inspector and see whether it would not be advisable to take the men out of the ship in the morning; I had scarcely spoken the word when one of the men came on the plank and went overboard, and nearly took three others with him—one of the men dived after him, and we got the grapplings, but could not recover him—he was sucked right under the ship's bottom—if the rope had been
<hi rend="italic">taut</hi>, he would not have gone over.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-148" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firemen stationed in the London Dock. On Sunday night, 20th June, hearing a rattle spring, and a great noise, I went round to the place, and saw Egerton and Savage on board the
<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi>; they called on me to assist—I saw Egerton go on the plank to go on board I he
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<hi rend="italic">Stadts Utrecht</hi> to the
<hi rend="italic">Ellen</hi>, across the plank—I had not seen whether or not any
<lb/>body had loosened the guide rope—after the prisoner had come across, I saw the deceased come across, he was very drunk—he stood on the plank—it being very narrow, he overbalanced himself, and pitched off head first—he grasped at the rope, but it being very slack, he missed it—if it had been tight it would have saved him—none of the police were on the plank, or interfering in any way with the rope at the time—Egerton was away looking for assistance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have some witnesses, but I do not know whether they are here or not; the deceased man belonged to another ship; I cannot say anything; I leave it to your Lordship and the Jury.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was taken into custody next morning, and has been in custody ever since—I have not the least doubt of his being the man, I had him in my sight the whole time—he was drunk, but I think he knew what he was doing—they were all tipsy and very noisy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTREN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-152" type="given" value="HO YAOU"/>HO YAOU TOU</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">This witness being a Chinese, was examined through an interpreter, who explained that the form of examining a witness in China was not exactly on oath, but upon a declaration to the effect that he would speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and if he said anything con
<lb/>trary to the truth, it would draw down an imprecation upon him: after using this form, the witness broke a saucer in pieces.</hi>) I am cook, on board the ship
<hi rend="italic">Allan.</hi> On a Tuesday in June, I was on shore near the London Docks, and two of my companions were walking in front of me—the prisoner came up to me, and, in Chinese, said, "My friend, have you got any money?"—I said, "I have a little, I have nothing for you, I have nothing to give yon, I do not know you, I want to go along, you go along"—he then took hold of me by the arm or hand, and then took hold of me by the breast—there was a general scuffle, and'he knocked me down and kicked me—he did not strike me down, but pushed me down—before I was down I had a watch—I had looked at it to see the time, and the prisoner seized it—I wanted to know the time that I might be able to return at the proper time to the ship—there was a chain to the watch, round my neck, and two keys to it, and in the pull the chain broke, and the prisoner got the watch and the chain also—he then struck me and ran away—a good many people collected—I called a policeman, and I afterwards saw the prisoner at or about the spot where the robbery took place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long after the watch had been taken from you was it that you saw the man, and the policeman took him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About six minutes—it was about 8 o'clock when I lost the watch—he called me names first, and I replied—we both fell down—we were on the ground together—I did not say that the English were rogues—I did not say they never paid above 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for anything—the prisoner had been drinking—I do not know exactly that he was drunk—he was not on the ground, only me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you mean by saying a little while ago that you both fell down together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You must have misunderstood me—I did not call the</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-153" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS KEYS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Sun Tavern Gap. On a Monday evening, in May, about 7 or 8 o'clock, I saw the Chinese by the Stone-fields, near High-street, Shadwell—there were two other Chinese with him—he was talking to an Irishman—that is the Irishman (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to the prisoner</hi>)—I was about a yard off—one of the other Chinese was about half a yard off him, and the other about a quarter—I did not understand anything that was said—I saw the Irishman knock the Chinese down with his fist—the Chinese had a watch in his pocket, fastened with a chain round his neck—I did not see him do any
<lb/>thing with it—I saw the Irishman take it out of the prosecutor's pocket; he gave it a hard pull and broke the chain—the prosecutor was on the ground at the time—there was a mob collected; the prisoner ran back into the mob, and I believe gave the watch to a man there—the prisoner was not on the ground, but he stooped when he took the watch, and after he got up the prosecutor got up—I saw the prosecutor get a policeman, and afterwards saw the policeman take the prisoner, round by the Stone-field's, where this had happened—that was about ten minutes after he had taken the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> How far off were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A yard—the prosecutor was down, and the prisoner stooping—on my oath they were not both on the ground together—I did not see the prisoner give the watch to anybody, but I believe he did—I swear I saw the watch in the prisoner's hand; I think it was his left hand—they talked together before the prosecutor was down, and they had a
<hi rend="italic">tussle</hi>—the prisoner went into the crowd, and one of the men said, "Come along, come home;" and he said, "I won't, go home yourself;" and he would not go—my father keeps a shop, and works at slipper making—I go to the charity school at Shadwell—I am twelve years old—there were a good many people collected—I did not see a man come and pick up the prosecutor, and say what a shame it was to throw down a drunken man—I was alone—I have never been a witness before—I have never been before a Magistrate—I was never in any trouble.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MEEDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, 393 K</hi>). On Tuesday, 22nd June, about a quarter past 9 o'clock in the evening, I was on duty in Shadwell—I saw the prosecutor—he said, in broken English, "Man take my watch"—there was a mob in High-street, about thirty yards off—I went with him to the mob, and he pointed out the prisoner—I told the prisoner he was charged with stealing a watch—he said, "If I have got a watch you will find it on me"—I took him to the station, searched him, and found no watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you seen the prisoner before at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am not aware whether he is employed in the Docks, or whether he has been in the navy—I have made no inquiries about him—I believe he did not make any statement before the Magistrate—when I took him he said, "If I have got the watch it will be found on me"—I do not recollect that he said, "If I have taken the watch"—I swear he did not use the word "taken."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's brother deposed to his good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I hope the Lord will forgive him if he is saying anything against me wrong; I did not know anything of the transaction till last Monday week, when I was sent for at Poplar Union.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was taken up at the time—he would have run away, but a policeman showed him. a pistol, and after that a child could have taken him away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-158" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JEFFRYS</persName> </hi>. I was in the brick field, and saw the prisoner's brother and the woman run out—the brother called out, "Save me!"—Dunn ran forward and stopped the prisoner—they both fell together—he said, "George, George, the knife!"—I pulled him off him, and the blood was running from Dunn's mouth—they called out "Police!"—the prisoner threw the knife away, and the police came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He has made a little difference; he said at Arbour-square my brother was there, and now he says my wife and brother were there.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> His wife ran out first, and his brother afterwards, and the prisoner after his brother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-159" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PAVITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 260). I came up on this morning, and found Dunn and the prisoner struggling together—Dunn's mouth was bleeding very much, and one of his fingers—I took the prisoner into custody—he got away from me, and got into a muck pond—we got a rope round his body, dragged him out, and took him to the station—he was there about an hour and a half, when a fit came on—the medical man advised me to take him to the workhouse—he was there nine days—I picked up this knife (
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon. I saw the prisoner when he was brought to the workhouse—in the course of the night he had two epileptic fits—he was not suffering from fits when he came, but he was most posi
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you form a judgment of the insanity, whether it was likely to be the effect of sudden passion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was most likely to be the result of drink; he had been drinking, I understood, three or four days; it was a combination of
<hi rend="italic">delirium tremens</hi> and epilepsy—I should think it most likely he was in a state of insanity at the time he rushed out; I think there can be no doubt about it—I cannot undertake to say positively when the insanity came on; I had never seen him before—whether it came on through fear, or before he came out of the house, I cannot say—I should think he is sane now—if he refrains from drink he is safe to be at large, but if he gives way he is liable to be subject to it—the excitement of drink would bring on epilepsy again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am subject to these fits, but it was never so strong as it was this time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs> He received a good character, and it was stated by his wife's mother that he had been subject to fits for nine years, but never did any mischief.—
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOYLE</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman, and am now lodging at 6, Ship-alley. On 29th Feb. the prisoner and I were in the brig
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<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, he has got a knife"—with that he put the knife into me here (
<hi rend="italic">at the left side</hi>)—I ran up on deck, and fell on deck, and did not know anything for seven days after—the wound is here now—I am not properly well yet, and do not expect I shall be as long as I live—I was about fourteen days off duty, and for two months I could do but very little work, and there was fourteen days deducted from my wages—I asked the prisoner if he would pay me the deduction, and I would let the case drop—he said he would not pay me a fraction—I spoke to the captain about it, and he told me to take him up directly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is John Burns here to-day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I believe the prisoner's friends have bribed him to keep away. I heard Burns examined before the Magistrate—I only had one fight on deck before this occurred, and no blows afterwards—I challenged him on the ladder to fight—that was after he struck me in the forecastle, before we went on deck—I did not challenge him again after the fight—I kicked him in the jaw—that was before the fight—it was after the fight that he stabbed me; there were no blows struck—he was standing up when I kicked him, but I cannot say in what attitude—I never heard him complain that one of his teeth was knocked out, till the ship arrived at the St. Katherine's Docks, when I said something about the deduction of wages, and he said if I would put a tooth in his head, he would give me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and if I would put two, he would give me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not go to him after I kicked him, and say I would give him the same thing again—I heard Burns examined—the prisoner did come to me and show me a wound in his cheek—I told him I did not wish to have any more concerns with him—I did not tell him I would give him as much again—he showed me his face from the opposite side of the forecastle—I was sitting</p>
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<lb/>thirsty man—Burns came up as a witness on the prisoner's side, as he expected, but the statement was in the log-book, and he could not go against it—there was only the prisoner, and Burns, and me in the forecastle at the time this happened—the prisoner is a Frenchman—we were four months on the same voyage afterwards—I never spoke to him from the time this happened till we got into the dock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see his face?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw it was injured; but I cannot say whether it was from the kick, or in the fight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EDGAR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After the last fight, how long was it before you went below?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might have been 10 or 15 minutes—the prisoner spoke to me first—I had said nothing to him; I did not know he was there till he spoke—I said nothing to him about paying for it—I was quite satisfied, and I should say he ought to have been; he gave me a pretty good
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-164" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 51). I took the prisoner on 23rd June,—he was given into my custody by the shipping-master at the office, he had detained him there.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18520705-729-offence-1 t18520705-name-166"/>George Page</persName>, together with other persons, and stealing part of a watch chain, and a hook, value 25
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDGAR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18520705-name-167" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, of 6 Great Tower-street. On Sunday evening, 20th June, I was in Bishopsgate-street, and turned into Primrose-street—a female followed me, caught hold of my arm, and walked alongside of me—she asked me where I was going, and asked me to go with her—I refused to do so, and told her to go about her business; and as I was walking along with her, the prisoner came behind me, caught hold of my throat, and held me tight—while he was holding me, the woman went back to Bishopsgate-street—I had not seen the prisoner then—I felt he had got hold of me, and another one came behind him, and plucked at my guard that was attached to my watch, and fastened through a button-hole—he carried part of the guard away—finding what they were after, I put my hand to secure my watch—the other man kept rifling me about—the prisoner held me fast by the neck till I got into the middle of the street—he then knocked my hat off, and left hold of me—the man who snatched at my watch was then running off—the prisoner saw him leave me; he then let go and followed him, and as soon as I got my breath I hallooed "Murder!" as load as I could, and kept alongside of him till he was in custody—he ran down Primrose-street into Bishopsgate-street, and the policeman met him just round the corner—I do not know what had become of the female—I have no doubt the prisoner is the man, I never lost sight of him—at the time he was holding me I could not speak—I had never seen him or the other man before, that I am aware of—about half my chain was taken away—there was no violence used, except his holding me; he did not strike me at all—the chain would cost 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to replace—I had a gold watch in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you coming from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had been about my business, taking boots home—I had been round Fleet-street, Farringdon-street, and round the Lower-road, Islington—that was not the last place I was at; I had been with some friends—one of them lived in Fleet-street—I did not see him after 12 o'clock—from 12 to half-past</p>
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<p>2, I had been walking about with friends—one of their names is White-house—I merely met him in the street and passed him, that was all—I walked a few steps with him—I turned up Primrose-street to ease myself—I was going towards home before I turned up there—I went between thirty and forty yards up Primrose-street—I did not do what I wanted to do, because the young woman came alongside of me, and did not leave me till the prisoner got hold of me—I walked with the female about thirty yards, and then some one came behind me, hut I did not see it was the prisoner till he let go of me—I never saw the woman after the prisoner caught hold of me—I recovered my breath, and hallooed "Murder!" directly the roan ran away—I was not long recovering ray breath—I cannot say which way the other man went; I kept sight of the prisoner—they both ran towards Bishopsgate-street; the prisoner went to the right—I should not know the other man again, or the woman—I never lost sight of the prisoner—I had had a glass or two of bitter ale, and a small glass of gin-and-water; I had that in Fleet-street, at a public-house—I was in two public-houses; the other was in East-cheap—I had not taken anything at ray friend's—it was Saturday night, and a busy night, and I was out more on business than anything—I wanted a walk—I was not incapable of taking care of myself.</p>