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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHALLIS, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to he 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, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Rt. Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">PETER LAURIE</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BLANKHORN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-2" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS MILLARD</persName> </hi>. I was shopman to Mr. Benson, of Ludgate-hill. On Saturday, 1st Jan., about quarter past seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to the shop—he selected a gold watch and gold chain—the price of them was 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me this check (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in payment—he asked me if I had any objection to take a check—I said it was not usual after banking hours—he said, "You need not be afraid, I received it from a very respectable man, Mr. Stoate, an upholsterer in the Westminster-bridge-road"—I told him if he would call again in half an hour I would send out for change in the mean time, and give it to him—(
<hi rend="italic">the check, being read, was for</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">dated</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st Jan.</hi>, 1853,
<hi rend="italic">drawn by Henry Stoate and Co, on the Royal British Bank, payable to Mr. Robinson</hi>)—he left the check with me and went away—he did not call again—I waited for him till a quarter past 8 o'clock, and then, finding he did not return, I went to the door with the intention of calling a constable, and I saw the prisoner standing at the end of the shop next door—I beckoned him in, he followed me into the shop, and I told him I had got the change—that was merely an excuse to keep him—in the mean time I sent for a constable, and then gave him into custody—I gave the check to the constable, and said to him in the prisoner's presence, "That is a forged check"—the prisoner said, "If it is forged I am not aware of it; I took it from a man in some betting transactions"—at the station house he said that he did not know the man's name or address—I do not think he was asked; he stated that to the inspector—I went to Mr. Stoate's on the Monday morning, and saw some person there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the name of the inspector you saw?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was M'Lean; he is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LILLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 344). I took the prisoner into custody, and took him to the station—I found on him the counterfoil of the check produced—I also found this book, containing several papers—he said at the station that he took the check from a man he had some betting transaction with, but he did not know his name or address—he gave his own address as 58, Westminster-road, which was correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is that book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A betting book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you found that he was a farmer's son.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; his uncle told me he bad come up to London to the duke's funeral.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STOATE</persName> </hi>. I am a furnishing warehouseman, and live at No. 8, Wyndham-place, Bryanston-square. I have also a place of business at 78 and 79, Westminster-bridge-road—I do not keep any account with the Royal British Bank—I carry on business in the name of Henry Stoate and Co.—I have no partner—I do not know the prisoner—no part of this check is my writing—the signature is not mine; it was not written by my authority—it is very different from my writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you parted with any of your young men or apprentices of late?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not for these two years—I hare not discharged any who have taken to betting to my knowledge—I never knew anything against any of my men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN BOND</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Lambeth Branch of the Royal British Bank—Mr. Stoate does not keep any account with us—I do not know the handwriting of this check—the check was issued from our house; I know it by the number—it was issued to Mr. Thomas Great head and Co.—they are customers of ours—I think they are cheese mongers and bacon factors—this check was presented to me by the witness Millard on the Monday morning—I referred to the ledger, and refused the check.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS MILLARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How did you know it was a forged check on the Saturday evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I put a boy into a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and instead of sending for change I sent him to Mr. Stoate's, and his managing man told him something.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were all the papers that are now in this book in it when you found it on the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were in his pockets, not in the book; I put them in the book myself—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at one of the papers</hi>) I cannot say whether this was in the book—I do not know that I ever saw it before—I do not know whether it was produced before the Magistrate—all I found on the prisoner I put in the book—nothing was put in the book but what I found on the prisoner—the book has been since locked up at the station—I had the key of the place where they were locked—the papers were produced with the book before the Magistrate, and I wrapped them up, and put them in the book—I am quite sure I wrapped up nothing but what was produced before the Magistrate—the Magistrate looked at the papers I produced—no one but myself had access to the place at the station where the papers were locked up; the sergeant gave me the key—I cannot say how many papers there were—I am quite sure that I put nothing into the book but what I found on the prisoner—I never applied to Mr. Stoate for any paper, and never received any from him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY STOATE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at that: did you ever give that to any person, to any of the police, or anybody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I never did—I have not been applied to for one of these papers since the prisoner was accused—it is one of my bill heads.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Several witnesses, who had known the prisoner and his relatives for many years in Yorkshire, deposed to his good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy on account of his previous character.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-233-offence-1 t18530131-name-7"/>Charles Valentine Game</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES VALENTINE"/>CHARLES VALENTINE GAME</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of Cannon-street and Nicholas-lane; one shop leads into the other; the Nicholas-lane shop is a pork butcher's. The prisoner was my shopman four or five months before 4th Jan.; his duty was to serve customers—if an article was sold to a customer where we had an account, the prisoner's duty was to call out the weight, and if the person was going to pay, to call out the weight and the price it was sold for, and the party purchasing would pay for it at the counter—the prisoner had decided instructions not to receive money, he had directions to send the customer to the counting-house—I believe it never happened during the hours of business that there was nobody in the counting-house—on the evening of 3rd Jan., I made a communication to the inspector at the Bow-lane station, and handed him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of my own money—there were two half-crowns and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was at my business on 4th Jan., and saw persons in my counting-house attending to my business—my wife, my son-in-law, and a lad named Davis, serve in the counting-house, which overlooks both shops—I know that my son-in-law and Davis were there on that afternoon, between 3 and 4 o'clock—I was upstairs at the time—a communication was made to me; I went to the station-house and saw some sausages, they were worth 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many servants have you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nine, employed in the two businesses—the counting-house overlooks both establishments—I was upstairs, and cannot say that any one was in the counting-house, but I never knew it to be left—the prisoner has been in my service nearly six months, I think—I have a large business—customers never pay my servants money by my authority; they have done so to the prisoner, and I have complained of it—I will not swear that on many occasions my servants have not received money for meat served to customers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I presume you do not know what your servants do when you are not present?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the prisoner has received money when I was present, and I called him to account, and threatened to dismiss him for doing it; that was about three weeks before—I told him I never took it myself, and there was no reason why he should not carry out the rules of the house—he had no authority to take less than 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb. for sausages; he was absolutely prohibited from doing so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police inspector</hi>). On 3rd Jan. Mr. Game came to the station, and in consequence of what he said, I gave him directions how he should act—I received from him two half crowns, four shillings, and two sixpences, which I marked—this is one of the half-crowns I marked, and this is one of the shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I handed them to inspector Newnham, being obliged to go elsewhere.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWNHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City police inspector</hi>). On 3rd Jan. I received two half crowns, and four shillings from Mitchell—he showed me the marks he had made on them, and rubbed some ink into them—on Tuesday afternoon, 4th Jan., about a quarter past 3 o'clock, I gave some of the marked money to Williams to purchase articles at Mr. Game's shop—I saw him leave the station for</p>
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<p>that purpose; he was absent about half an hour, and brought back a leg of pork and some sausages—I then sent Batchelor to Mr. Game's shop to take the prisoner into custody; he was brought to the station, and Batchelor produced a half crown and a shilling, which had been marked by the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How much did you give Williams?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the inspector only gave me 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I am not in the habit of employing this old man (
<hi rend="italic">Williams</hi>)—I have never done anything of this kind before—I do not know whether he has been employed so before or not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the other money given to another person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, half a crown and three shillings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">INSPECTOR MITCHELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was it that the two sixpences were not delivered as well?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We could only find these two persons, and I thought that if persons in their station purchased too large quantities it would be suspected.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of No. 4, Milton-street, Cripplegate. On Thursday, 4th Jan. inspector Newnham gave me a half crown and a shilling and in consequence of what he said I went to Mr. Game's shop, and found the prisoner there—I purchased a leg of pork of him, it came to 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I handed him the half crown and shilling I had received of Newnham—instead of the twopence change, the prisoner gave me some sausages, and said, "These will be better for you"—I suppose if I had objected to that I could—I took the pork and sausages in a cloth to the station, and left them there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you ever been engaged in such a transaction before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am a labourer at the station, and have been there three or four years—I do not know why Newnham applied to me; I suppose I was a fit person—I work generally at the station, jobbing for different men in the station; I go on errands—I have never worked six months in the same employment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How old are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am in my sixty-third year—I have been in the habit of going on errands for the police, and Mr. Newnham sent for me on this occasion—I looked at the marks on the silver when it was given to me, before I went to the shop—this shilling and half crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are what Newnham gave me to go to the shop with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-12" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BATCHELOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 441). I am stationed at Bow-lane. On Tuesday afternoon, 4th Jan., about 5 o'clock, in consequence of directions, I went to Mr. Game's shop—I found the prisoner there, and told him he was charged with robbing his master; he did not say anything—I asked him in the counting-house if he had anything about him; he said nothing, but produced from his trowsers pocket this leather bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), with 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in it—I asked him if he had any more about him; he shook his head, and said "No"—I proceeded to search him, and in the left breast pocket of his smock outside I found this half crown and shilling: he did not say anything—I took him to the station; he there said it was a
<hi rend="italic">plant</hi>, and he knew all about it, and hoped Mr. Game would not be bard upon him—the money I found on him I have shown to Mitchell, and he identifies it as what he marked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-13" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Game; it is my business to be in the counting-house to take the money for the purchases—I was in the counting-house on this Tuesday, from 3 to 5 o'clock; I had learned from my master that steps were being taken to discover a fraud on him—if the prisoner sold any pork he did not account to me for it, or send the man who made the purchase to me with the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case of larceny proved as to</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the money, it not being in the possession of the master, having passed through the hands of two policemen and the witness Williams; but was parted with voluntarily by Williams to pay for the meat he received; and that as to the sausages, the witness voluntarily accepted them in lieu of the twopence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the money virtually never left the master's possession until it came into the possession of the prisoner; and that the larceny of the sausages was clear, the prisoner having no authority to sell them for less than</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">per lb. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the money was in the possession of the master; but if the verdict of the Jury should at all depend upon the money, would reserve the case; there being no doubt about the sausages being in the possession of the master, the prisoner depriving his master of them for the sake of putting twopence into his own pocket.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of stealing the money and sausages, the Jury being of opinion that both were the property of the master.</hi> </rs> Aged 24.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 1 coat, value 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-234-offence-1 t18530131-name-15"/>Henry Tuckwell</persName>: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-234-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-234-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-234-18530131 t18530131-234-punishment-3"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY TURNER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18530131-235-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, stealing 6 lbs. weight of brass rules, and 32 gas burners, value 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-17" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-17" type="surname" value="DAWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-17" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-235-offence-1 t18530131-name-17"/>Charles Dawson</persName>, fixed to a building.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, not stating it to be fixed.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-18" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-18" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, at Owthwaite's-buildings, Fenchurch-street. On Thursday morning, 16th Dec., I went to my premises, about 10 o'clock—I found that thirty-two gas burners had been taken from the place, and about six pounds of brass rules—a man and boy had gone there before me to open the place—the gas burners were fixed to the dwelling—the brass rules are small pieces of brass used in the business—the prisoner had been in my employment, but had left between six and seven months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-19" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am single, and am servant to the housekeeper of the premises where Mr. Dawson carries on business—she is placed there by the owner, to receive the rents and take care of the premises. On the morning of 16th Dec. I went to open the door, about 10 minutes to 8 o'clock—I unfastened the door myself—Thomas Marshall came in about ten minutes, and a boy named Walsh—I gave them the keys of Mr. Dawson's part of the premises, and they went up stairs—after they went up, I saw the prisoner come down; I have known him for years; I knew him when he was an apprentice there—he had a large parcel under his arm—he spoke to me, and wished me good morning, and I returned it; he crossed Fenchurch-street, and went up Rood-lane—I had not seen him go up stairs; he could not have gone through the door which I unlocked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-20" type="surname" value="WALSH"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-20" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK WALSH</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old; I used to work for Mr. Dawson. On this Thursday I went up stairs, with Marshall, into the warehouse; it was about 10 minutes after 8 o'clock—I then went into the pressroom by myself, and there saw the prisoner; he was just on the top of the stairs—he asked me who was down stairs, Mr. Matthews or Mr. Marshall—I told him, Mr. Marshall—he told me to tell him to come up; and while I called him by one pair of stairs, the prisoner was gone by the other pair of stairs—the composing room and the press room open one into the other—the staircase he went down is at the other end of the press room; it was the stairs I had come up—he ran down those stairs while I was hallooing down the other stairs to Marshall—the stairs would take him to the front door—I am sure it was the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-21" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-21" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-21" type="surname" value="MARSHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-21" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Mr. Dawson. I left the premises the night before at a few minutes to 8 o'clock; I did not lock them up; I left the workmen on the premises; there were about a dozen workmen there then—they generally leave at 8 o'clock, but I went away a few minutes before 8 that night—I went next morning about 10 minutes past 8 o'clock; I took the keys from the housekeeper's servant, and proceeded to unlock the door of Mr. Dawson's part of the building—Walsh called me, and I went up—as soon as I got up stairs I heard the warehouse door shut—I instantly ran down again to see who was there; I did not see any one—I saw Margaret Sullivan as I was going down the stairs leading into the court—when I left the premises the night before, the gas burners and the brass rules were safe in their usual places—in the morning I observed the window of the press room up stairs was open; the brass rules were not there; they were left in the composing room; they adjoin, one opens into the other—a man could have got through the open window—there was a ladder in the next court, where some men were employed plastering; it reached to the top of the house—any one could get up there—none of the things have been found.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-22" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-22" type="surname" value="SULLIVAN"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-22" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The parcel the prisoner had was a very large one, as much as he could take under his arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She stated at the Mansion-house it was a small white parcel.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not state the colour at all; I said it was a large parcel—it was a large paper parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was read as follows</hi>: "I deny being in or near the premises on the night in question, or in the morning.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-235-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-235-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18530131-235-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-235-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-235-18530131 t18530131-235-punishment-4"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-236-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs> also
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-236-offence-2 t18530131-name-24"/>William Smith</persName>, his master: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 34.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-236-18530131 t18530131-236-punishment-5"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18530131-237-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-237-offence-1 t18530131-name-26"/>Samuel Sugden</persName> and others, his masters: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 35.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-237-18530131 t18530131-237-punishment-6"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MOSES BENJAMIN</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18530131-238-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, stealing 1 handkerchief, value 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-28" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-238-offence-1 t18530131-name-28"/>Samuel Knight</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-29" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-29" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live in Ormond-street. On 4th Jan., between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, I was walking along—I lost my handkerchief—I felt a touch, immediately put my hand in my pocket, and my handkerchief was gone—I had it safe, and had used it a few minutes before—on turning round I saw the prisoner standing on the Kerb within a yard of me—directly he saw me put my hand in my pocket he ran away—I ran after him—I saw him caught, and the policeman came up—the prisoner took the handkerchief from his breast, and gave it him—this is it—it is mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure it is yours?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; here it my name on it—I did not see any one else near—I understand the prisoner's father is a respectable man, and he means to send him out of the country.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-30" type="given" value="THOMAS GRIFFIN"/>THOMAS GRIFFIN ELLIMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the post-office. I was walking along Aldgate—I saw the prisoner at the pocket of the prosecutor—the prosecutor turned round, and I drew his attention to the prisoner, who made across the road, and went down Houndsditch—I pursued, and took him in custody myself—I saw him give the handkerchief to the policeman—he said a boy had given it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was any one near him when you saw him touch the prosecutor's pocket.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I saw his hand touching the prosecutor's coat pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-31" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I was a police constable at that time. I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I saw the prisoner running down Houndsditch—I stopped him—he gave me up this handkerchief, and told me a boy gave it him—the prisoner's father is a respectable man—I have seen the boy employed in getting his living—his father means to send him to America, where he has some friends.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 19.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY FIELD WALL</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18530131-239-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling the sums of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the moneys of
<persName id="t18530131-name-33" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-33" type="surname" value="LORKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-239-offence-1 t18530131-name-33"/>John Lorkin</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-34" type="surname" value="LORKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LORKIN</persName> </hi>. I am an oil and hop merchant in Aldersgate-street. The prisoner was my warehouseman and occasional clerk—he had to receive money when sent out for it, and to account for it directly to my daughter or myself in the counting house—he never accounted to me for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received on 24th Aug., nor paid roe the money—he did not account for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received on 25th Sept., nor for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received on 19th Oct., nor pay the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This man left your service on 10th Dec.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He absented himself a week before for four days—my daughter can speak to that fact—I was in the country—he came to me on 13th Dec.—I saw him—he told me there was money which he had received and not accounted for, and that he had paid into the bankers' 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to meet that—he gave me a list of money which he had received, and in those sums there were not any of these sums—I did not take that money—he paid it into the bankers' unknown to me—I have kept it—I dismissed him immediately—I told him I had lost all confidence in him, and I considered he was not my servant any longer—he was to call again in the morning, but he never called since—that was on 13th Dec.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On 31st Dec., did you receive a letter from his attorney, asking you to pay him his wages?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were no wages due to him—I took no notice of it—there was a letter to that effect written—there was an application made by the prisoner's attorney for his wages in that letter, but there were no wages due—there were two days and a half, I think, which my daughter can speak to—I took no notice of that application at all—I did not give him into custody till 11th Jan.—I had to make inquiries—I beard that he had taken a house, No. 124, in Aldersgate-street, to set up in business for himself—I never counted how many doors that is from my premises—one is on one side, the other the other—it may be 100 yards—he had to make disbursements, and to pay little money accounts over the counter, or little accounts, such as
<hi rend="italic">empties</hi>, coming in, and so on—if he had not the money for them, he would come to the counting house for it—if he had any money of mine he would pay it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Supposing he happened to have some money of yours in his possession might he have paid that money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not for any of the accounts I charge him with—he would pay for anything that came in out of money he had in his possession, of course—my daughter kept my books—she used to settle with him every Saturday night—she never kept the petty cash book, I believe—she has it now, I believe—I believe she had it in her hands on the 13th of December.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not you and she break open this man's desk in his absence and take that book out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not—I did not know it till I got home—he had it on the Monday morning to square it up, I having had it in the mean time—when the 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid in I sent to know when he had had it, and he had had some, six months nearly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-35" type="surname" value="LORKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-35" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LORKIN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness. I keep his books—the prisoner was in his service—he ought to account to me for money received—he did not account to me or pay me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 25th Sept., or for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 25th Sept., or for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 19th Oct.—on the 19th Oct. the goods were never even entered in our books—I never spoke to the prisoner on the subject of these sums.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it you that broke open the desk in the prisoner's absence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was broken open in presence of my sister—it has never happened that the prisoner has paid the other men their wages out of his own wages—he has not paid Joseph Smith—I have not always furnished him with money to do it on the Saturday night, but I have on the Monday or Tuesday afterwards—I have not always given him sufficient on Saturday night, but I have made it up on the Monday or Tuesday—that has occurred once or twice—he has never advanced money for the business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you not got attached to these depositions two I O U's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it is "I O, H Wall"—it was a private memorandum of my own—they were never given to him—one was for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 30th Oct., and it was paid on the 2nd Nov.—it was because I had not sufficient cash to give him that night—it was a private memorandum that was put in my own desk—he was to pay his own wages and the wages of the two men with that money—I did not pay him the whole that night, but I did afterwards—his own wages were 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not give him another I O U?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was one in April, 1851, that was for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I believe—I have no entry in the book of that—we never enter these sums—I have not my books here—I have his little book that he always had—this was taken out of the desk on the Saturday night, and locked up till the Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were those I O U's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Merely memorandums of my own, to put me in mind that I had not paid him quite enough on those nights.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-36" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am agent to Mr. Tucker's executors; I live at Clay-hill, Enfield. I know the prisoner—I cannot positively say whether I saw him on the 24th Aug., but I have the bills here which he receipted, and I paid him the money—I cannot tell when it was I paid him—here is one, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which I paid him—I afterwards paid him some money in Jan., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I have not the bill of—I gave it to the executors, and it was mislaid—the bills were for oil—I paid the money for Mr. Lorkin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-37" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD THIMBLEBY</persName> </hi>. I am a carrier. I did not see the prisoner on the 25th Sept.; I sent my brother with the money to pay Mr. Lorkin—my brother is not here, he is in the country—I know the prisoner's writing; I</p>
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<p>believe this on this bill to be his writing—it is a receipt for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not see him write it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner on 11th Jan.; I told him I was a policeman, and I apprehended him on a charge of embezzling various sums belonging to Mr. Deputy Lorkin—I took him to the station, and the inspector asked Mr. Lorkin what was the amount of the embezzlements—he said he could not say—the prisoner remarked "It is under 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-41" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LORKIN</persName> </hi>. The prisoner was in my employ, and received money for me; he ought to account to my daughter or myself—that was his duty—he did not pay me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 8th Sept., or account for it—on 12th Oct. he did not pay me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., nor account for it—he did not pay me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 23rd Nov., nor account for it—I deal with Mr. Greaves, the agent for Pickford's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-42" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-42" type="surname" value="LORKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-42" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LORKIN</persName> </hi>. I keep my father's books. The prisoner was in hit service, and was authorized to receive money; when he received it, he was to account to me, or pay the money; I have no account of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from Mr. Greaves—the prisoner did not account to me, or pay me any of these—he told me they were not paid when I several times asked him about them—I cannot tell the latest date I asked him—I asked him several times about Pickford's account; he told me first that the cashier was ill and away, and then that their accounts were only settled on certain days, and that there were three different offices to receive the money—he never told me anything about these three accounts more than any others—I have frequently asked him about Pickford's account, and about Mr. Scott's, since last April—the last time he gave me any money on Pick-ford's account was on 13th Nov.—I cannot tell you when was the last time I spoke to him about these accounts, because I asked him several days; but he went away on 13th Dec.—I had asked him about this account very likely on the Monday or Tuesday—he told me these three were not paid—I asked him on 13th Dec. about these accounts; he said there was nothing paid on them—I often asked him about Pickford's accounts; he told me the cashier was ill, and they had not been paid—I am not able to swear that he told me that on the 13th—I can tell when I spoke about these particular accounts—I spoke about every one—he told me these had not been paid on the 13th—we asked him if there was any other money received—he said no, there was no other money received on our account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you ever said anything about having asked him that which you say you asked him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, several times—I did not say in the last case that I had not asked him about the moneys in that case; I was not asked about that—on 13th Nov. he paid me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on account of Pickford's, and he received no money on that day from Mr. Pickford's; he had received it long before—he gave me credit for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on that day—very likely he paid me in Sept.—he has been continually paying me for Pickford's, and he has been continually keeping money back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever ask him about that 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in Sept.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; on the 13th of Dec. I asked him if there was any more money received—I mentioned the whole account—I did not mention 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,—I might mention 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I dare say I have not mentioned the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Your question was whether he had accounted to you for all the money</p>
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<p>he had received?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had not at that moment his cash box in my possession; it was in the closet up stairs, where some one had put it—I asked him if he received any more—he told me he had not—I asked if Mr. Scott had paid—he said he had not, and he gave me his address to write to him—my books are not here; you can see them if you send for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GREAVES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Pickford's and Co. I know the prisoner—I paid him, on the 8th Sept., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; on the 12th Oct. 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on 23th Nov. two amounts—he gave me these receipts—he signed them in my presence.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-244-offence-1 t18530131-name-52"/>John Gravestock</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-53" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BAILEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 250). In consequence of information, I looked after the prisoner—I went to Bayswater, on 13th January, and apprehended him—I took nothing from him then, but on the day after I took from his feet this pair of Blucher boots.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-54" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRAVESTOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at Turnham-green—I work for Mr. Thomas Weston, a baker—I was living with him on 19th Dec, I went to bed between 12 and 1 o'clock—I left my boots in the back parlour—Mr. Weston is master of the house—it is in the parish of Chiswick—the servant maid was the last person who was up that night, she is not here—I fastened tome parts of the house myself—I fastened the window that was broken into between 12 and 1 o'clock—I fastened the back door—I did not see the other parts fastened by the servant—the servant was down first the next morning—when I came down I did not find my boots—I observed the state of the house about 10 o'clock, and 6 or 7 tiles had been taken off the roof—the window was shut down as it was before—these are my boots, the same that I put under the corner of the table in the parlour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How can you swear to these boots?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were made for me; I had had them about three weeks before I lost them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi> He said at the station, that he was the last up in the house; I should like to have what he said read.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition was read, in which he stated he went to bed about</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">o'clock, but did not state who was up last.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITTICKS</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker. I made these boots for James Gravestock—I delivered them to him after they were made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You said that the tips had not been touched since you made the shoes.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not say anything of the kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-56" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WACKLEY</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Could you swear to me in the dark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was a very fine starlight night—if you had passed a few inches nearer to me, I could have caught you by your shoulder—I heard of the robbery the next morning—there was no charge against you then, and you had nothing on you that I saw—I told you when I saw you at Brentford Court that the cap that you had in your hand was the one that I saw on your head—I saw you come from the back of the market-garden; I did not see you come out of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> This man says he saw me come from the back of these premises, and he would not take me; there if no wall where he could creep under and recognise me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of stealing only.</hi> </rs> Aged 21.—
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-59" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live in Neptune-place. On 11th Jan. I was standing at the bar of the Cock and Neptune public house, about 7 o'clock in the evening—the prisoner stood talking to me at the bar, and he took the money out of my pocket—he is the man—I had seen him before in houses where I have been—while I was standing at the bar, be came and took the money out of the frock that I had on—he took three shillings, a sixpence, and twopence—I am quite sure I had the money safe before, but I was in liquor—I did not see him take the money out of my pocket, and I did not feel him, but a little boy did—I did not know the little boy's name—I missed the money out of my pocket when the little boy told me—the prisoner was near enough to hear what the boy told me—he said, "Young woman, the money is taken out of your pocket;" and he showed me the young man—directly the prisoner took my money, he went out of the door—I saw him go out, I followed him and overtook him—I asked him for my money; he bit me, and knocked me down—there was a young man standing outside—I did not see the prisoner give the man anything—I did not see him give anything to any man—I gave ray evidence before the Magistrate—it was read over to me—this is my mark to it—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition stated</hi>—"He went out, and I saw him give another man some money.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were not you talking to a shipmate of mine?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-60" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL EDMONDS</persName> </hi>. I live in Mr. Turner's-buildings, about five minutes walk from the Cock and Neptune—I am employed near the Cock and Neptune—on the evening when this woman says she was robbed, I was standing at my employer's door—the prisoner and another man came along almost on a run in a direction from the Cock and Neptune—directly they got opposite where I was standing, the prisoner opened his band, and said to the other man, "Silver by G—; so help me Christ, let us go back"—and I think the remainder of the sentence was, "for more"—he went back, and I followed him—I saw this woman, and heard her charge him with taking money out of her pocket—I then turned back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 68). I took the prisoner, and as we were going to the station, he said, "I have nothing about me but a shilling; that is part of 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. that I sold a pair of shoes for"—when the prosecutrix</p>
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<p>was at the station, he said the shilling found on him was what his mate gave him to get his coat repaired.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said the mate of a ship.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You said, "My mate."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was on shore on account of a sore hand; I met a shipmate that evening, he said to me, "Have you got any money?" I said no, but I had a pair of shoes which were too small, I would sell them and get money; I sold them for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the young man went in the Cock and Neptune, and when I came in he was talking to this girl; she asked me to treat her, I said no, I could not; I came out and I heard this girl calling me
<hi rend="italic">out of my name</hi>; I went back and she asked me to pay her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. that I took out of her pocket; I said I took none out of her pocket; she took my coat and tore it; I left my coat to be repaired; I went to my shipmate, he asked where my coat was, I said I had left it to be mended; he said I bad sold it, I said I would show it him; I went to get it, and met the officer, he asked me my name, I said "John Collins;" he asked if I knew anything about a coat and vest; I said, "No;" he spoke to some man, and then he said to me, "You are at liberty"—I afterwards met him again, and said he wanted me to go to the station; I asked what for; he said it was on account of a girl called
<hi rend="italic">Boney</hi> Kate, who had been robbed; I said I had no money that day but half a crown; we went to the station, and be went for this girl, and she told him about ten minutes after she saw me that she lost the money, and they locked me up; in going to the court, he said, if he could give me three months he should be satisfied, to get some of the Yankees from the Highway.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">PETER LAURIE</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold in my right hand waistcoat pocket, and some silver in my right hand trowsers pocket, a silver watch in my left hand waistcoat pocket, a gold chain, and a ring—we had something to drink in the public-house; after which, I was going home, and called a
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<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I was sober when I got to the first public-house—after driving about, I became quite unconscious in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, after I had had the last drink—we arrived ultimately in the Black friars-road—(I was not excessively drunk; it was from something else, which I expect they put in)—the last thing I recollect before I got out was, expressing a wish to pay the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> man; Healey said it was all settled for, I need not trouble about it; that the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> man was paid—I was so bad that I did not think anything of that—I got out just below Stamford-street, and left them in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I walked home in six or seven minutes, and then missed my money; I had only 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and my watch and chain left—(I think I paid for the first drink, and the second, and the last the prisoners paid for)—I gave information to the police next day; I did not trouble about it that night, because I felt so ill—I cannot say whether I was drunk when I left the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>; I have been drunk in my life; but from what I had bad to drink, I do not think it possible I could be drunk—I had porter, and I might have had some cold brandy and water—the prisoners were taken next morning; I am sure they are the women I have been speaking of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have property, and live upon the interest of it—it is lent money principally—I am not in business at all—I had been to the Coal Hole that night; the court was just rising when we got there—"the chief baron" honoured us by taking a glass of sherry with me and my friend—in the early part of the evening I had been at my friend's house, the Old Bell; 1 did not stay there without taking something to drink; I did not get there till 10 o'clock—I cannot recollect whether I had had anything to drink before I went there; I was quite sober—before that I had been out on business—I got home about 5 o'clock in the morning—I stayed at the Coal Hole about two boors; we had some supper there, and some stout with it, and a glass of sherry; nothing else to my knowledge—the money was safe in my pocket before I left the Coal Hole with my friend—I had some silver in my trowsers pocket—I have no idea how much the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> would come to—the loose silver in my pocket would pay for the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and the drink too—I will not swear whether I was drinking in two or three houses, or whether I sat, and had some brought out to me—the women got out of the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> at the same time as I did, and I left them at the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I did not meet with some females on my way home; I was about seven minutes going home—I cannot tell who brought out the drink to me when I did not go in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-70" type="given" value="FRANCIS ROBERT"/>FRANCIS ROBERT GRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old Bell public house, 98, Fleet-street. On 24th Jan., I went to the Coal Hole with the prosecutor—we left there about 2 o'clock, and I went with him towards Temple-bar, where I saw two women address him—I should not know them again—I crossed the road, and watched them till they got opposite Crown-court, where they went into a public house, and I saw no more of them—I told a policeman, and went home—I saw the prosecutor pull his money out at the Coal Hole Tavern, and should say he had 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you advise your friend not to have his gold in his waistcoat pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I consider that that is a safe place for gold—we were at the Coal Hole an hour and a half, or two hours—my friend had dined with me at my house at 2 o'clock—he sat an hour or two after dinner, then left, and returned in the evening—I left the table immediately after dinner, and do not know whether he took wine or spirits—it is very possible that he</p>
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<p>drank something more before we went to the Coal Hole—he paid 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver at the bar of the Coal Hole—he pulled out the gold first—he had the gold in one pocket, and the silver in the other, and I imagine he returned the gold into his pocket, and then paid with silver—we went there on purpose to see the trial, and saw it—it was not something very indecent—we only got in in time to hear the imaginary judge summing up—people sit there drinking; they do not listen to a dry trial as they do here, but have something to comfort them, and "the chief baron" had something to drink, and a cigar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what state did the prosecutor appear when he came back to you in the evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perfectly sober—when I parted with him at Temple-bar he was a little tipsy, but quite capable of taking care of himself—when he was pulling his gold out he was much in the same state as when I left him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-71" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep the Crown public house, No. 1, Crown-court, Fleet-street. I know the prisoners by sight—they came into my house with the prosecutor at past midnight on Monday, 24th Jan.—it might have been 1 or 2 o'clock, or about 1 o'clock; I cannot state the time—the ladies had a glass of brandy and water, and the gentleman a glass of half and half—he did not appear tipsy, but I did not take particular notice—they did not stay many minutes—the gentleman gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I gave him 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I did not see them go out—this was on Tuesday morning, and on Wednesday morning the prisoner Jackson came—I did not recollect her then—she asked me if I had seen a gentleman with spectacles on—I said, "Yes"—she said, "Have you seen the female that was with him?"—I said that the female was locked up—she said, "She has got his gold"—I asked her to come into my back parlour—she followed me in—I went out, called an officer, and gave her in charge—I had seen the gentleman—he had been with Mr. Graham to inquire whether I knew the women—what Jackson asked me was, whether I had seen the female who was with her and the gentleman in my house the night before—she said "the night before"—when she said "She has got his gold, "I said, "You are unfortunate for having been with her"—I had never seen her before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How late does your house keep open?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sometimes till 3 o'clock, sometimes till 4—I keep open for the benefit of the press—sometimes there are many women come to drink there of a night, and sometimes not—when I said to Jackson, "You are unfortunate as you were with her," she said, "Yes, I am"—I will not swear she did not say, "Yes, I am,
<hi rend="italic">if</hi> she has got his gold"—I cannot swear to either of the females, neither did I know them at the station house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-72" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 321). In consequence of information, I went with the prosecutor on Tuesday evening, 25th Jan., to look for Healey—we found her at the Sun public-house, at the bottom of Clement's-lane, Strand—there were only two men there, and no other women—Slater said, "That is the woman who robbed me in the morning"—I told her I should take her into custody, as she was charged by the gentleman with robbing him in company with another one—she said she never saw the gentleman before—I took her to the station—the landlady of the public house was sent for, to see if she could identify her—she came to the station, and said, "You are one of the young women who was in company with this gentleman in my house this morning "(Slater was present)—she said, "I cannot deny that I was in your house with the gentleman and had something to drink, but I never robbed him"—she said, in answer to a question from the inspector, that she lived at No. 6, St. Clement's-lane—I went there, and the place was unoccupied.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you found her at the Sun, the prosecutor was with you, and pointed her out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she denied it at the station—she did not deny being with him and having something to drink, but said she never robbed him—there are many poor houses in Clement's-lane, and very doubtful ones—the prisoners are unfortunate women.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-73" type="given" value="NEWMAN"/>NEWMAN BUTTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 322). I was passing Mrs. Taylor's door, she called me in, and I took Jackson, and told her she was charged with being concerned in robbing a gentleman—she said that the prisoner Healey forced her to take the brandy and water with them in the public house, and also to get into the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> with the gentleman—I asked her where she lived, she gave me a true account—I had seen Mr. Graham on Tuesday morning, and he said something to me—I have seen the prisoners about the streets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jackson's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows</hi>:—"I was going along Fleet-street, and met this
<hi rend="italic">gent</hi> in
<hi rend="italic">specs</hi> and Healey; he caught hold of me by my shawl, and asked me to go in and have part of a glass of brandy and water—I went to a house in Fleet-street, I had never been in before; we came out and went to another public house in the Strand, and he called for two glasses of brandy; there were three or four females standing about the bar; there was no where to sit by the gentleman—he gave a glass of brandy and water to the ladies, and between the three of us we drank another glass, the
<hi rend="italic">gent</hi> said he lived over the bridge, down Black friar's-bridge; I went home and left Healey there; I went next morning to Mrs. Taylor, and inquired for this lady (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to Healey</hi>) and the gentleman; Mrs. Taylor took me into the parlour, and sent for a policeman."</p>
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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="t18530131-name-76" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WOOD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Feathers public house, at No. 336, Oxford-street. On Saturday night, 22nd Jan., about 11 o'clock, the prisoner came into my house and called for a pint of beer, I served her in a pewter pint pot; a lady and gentleman were at the bar at the time—I did not see the prisoner drink any of the beer—my attention was attracted to a lady who came in at the time, and while I was speaking to her the prisoner left the house; I directly missed my pint pot—I went to the door to look after her, but could not see her—I saw no more of her till she was at Guildhall in custody of Maish—I there saw my pint pot produced by Maish—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) I know it to be mine, and the one in which I had served the prisoner—it has my name on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I asked him to lend me the pot, he did not refuse, he gave me the beer, and I intended to return the pot next day.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> She did not ask me to lend the pot, she asked for the beer, paid for it, and nothing further passed—I had never seen her before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM MAISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 261). I was on duty in Hosier-lane, about half past 12 o'clock on Saturday, 22nd Jan., I saw the prisoner and stopped her, she had a basket which contained four pint pots, some bones, and some broken glass—I took her to the station, and she was searched by Susan Marshall, I saw Mr. Wood identify this pot on the Monday morning, it is one of the four I found in her basket—there was also a fifth pot found in the station, which she put down from under her dress while she was waiting there; I saw her do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had some beer in one that I was drinking.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> She had about two quarts of beer in a milk can, the pots were empty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-78" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I searched the prisoner when she was brought to the station late on Saturday night; on examining her dress I found a strong band round her waist, and another across her shoulders, to which there were pieces attached where she could hang the pots under her dress; there was no necessity to have those strings for the purpose of her dress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The flounce of my dress was uncomfortable, and I put the hooks to keep it off the ground.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There were no hooks, they were pieces of string.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never intended to keep any of the pots, I intended my daughter to return them next rooming; I got them for my daughter to get the beer in next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-248-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 60
<hi rend="italic">.—
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-249-offence-1 t18530131-name-80"/>John Fleckney</persName>, and other goods.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-81" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM MAISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 261). After I had taken the prisoner into custody, I searched her lodging, No. 2, Hosier-lane—I received information from her landlord in her absence, and it was in consequence of that I stopped her and searched her lodging—I heard there was some metal in the room, which caused me to search it—it was afterwards shown to the prisoner at Guildhall, there was thirty-two pounds of it—she said she had it at the death of her husband, who was a marine store dealer—I also found nine milk cans and one measure at her lodging, and this silver mug—she gave no account of them, they were shown to her at Guildhall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-82" type="given" value="EDWARD DRURY"/>EDWARD DRURY WILSON</persName> </hi>. This silver tankard is the property of my brother, Daniel Wilson—he is a licensed victualler—I have the fellow one to it here—I do not know the prisoner—this tankard has been lost two or three months, and we have lost another one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-83" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-83" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Davis, of 71, Coleman-street, a dairyman—this can and measure are mine—we lost three at the same time seven or eight weeks ago from Panyer-alley, Newgate-street—I never saw the prisoner before she was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-84" type="surname" value="AILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS B AILEY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Richard Sockett, a dairyman, of No. 3, Mitre-square, Aldgate. About three weeks ago I lost a can—this is it—I know it by my name on it; it was lost on 2nd Jan.—I have never seen the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-85" type="surname" value="FLECKNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FLECKNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of Red Lion-court, Charterhouse-lane. I lost a can two months ago, this is it—I have here the handle that belongs to it—I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing of the silver mug; it was brought to my house by some person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-250-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 6 glass bottles, value 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-250-offence-1 t18530131-name-87"/>Moss Defries</persName> and others, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-88" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-88" type="given" value="MOSS"/>MOSS DEFRIES</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my father, as lamp glass manufacturers, in Hounds ditch. The prisoner was in our service as porter and delivery man—it was his duty to take out goods, and deliver them according to our directions—on 13th Jan. he had two dozen of Bohemian salad oil decanters to deliver to Mr. Buckman, of the New Cut—he had no right to sell those decanters to anybody—if any of them were not retained by the customer, it was his duty to bring them back and account for them to our foreman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you have the prisoner taken into custody at 1 o'clock in the morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the decanters were sent to Mr. Buckman on the 13th, I cannot say at what time in the day—I did not see him go—he was taken into custody on the same day, at half past 1 o'clock in the morning; he was at home, and in bed—I went there to near what he had to say—he said he had sold six of the decanters to Mr. Bevis, of the Old Kent-road, and that he had kept the money and bought something to drink, as he was very cold—he said he got 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the decanters—I did not tell him if he would pay the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the morning I would overlook it—I did not ask him how much money he had left—he was about twenty-one months in our employ.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner given into custody on the 13th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, on the 19th; that was the night of the day when I became aware of this—I should have given him into custody that morning, but he absconded the whole day—he continued in our service till the 19th, and then something occurred which made me go to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did be not remain at work all day on the 19tb?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had not spoken to him at all about this matter before I went to hit house—I believe a younger brother of mine did so; he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When were you first aware of this transaction with Mr. Bevis?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the 19th; the prisoner came that morning to settle his return goods; something then occurred, and he went away, and that night I went to his house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-89" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ANDERTON</persName> </hi>. I am invoice clerk to Messrs. Defries. On 13th Jan. I made out and delivered to the prisoner an invoice of two dozen small Bohemian decanters, to be delivered to Mr. Buckman—I have here an order book, in which I put it down—it would be his duty to deliver them, and to account for their delivery when he returned in the evening, or to bring them back—he did not bring them back to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is Mr. Defries' younger brother, whom we have heard of?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He travels for the house; I am not aware that he is a partner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-90" type="given" value="SAMUEL ELLIS"/>SAMUEL ELLIS MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman in the prosecutor's service; it is part of my duty to count the customers' orders, and look them over after they are looked out—the prisoner had these two dozen decanters on the 13th—I saw them packed up—I delivered them to him to take—I saw the prisoner on the Friday with his return book—he stated, among other things, that he had brought back a dozen decanters from Mr. Buckman; that them was only one dozen ordered, and therefore he had returned a dozen—he pointed to them lying on the counter; I had not exactly seen him put them there, although I did partly see him—I saw him with some of them in his hand—he did not account to me for any money, or say that he had sold any on the road—he had no authority to sell any, or to keep the money—it was his duty, if they were not all kept, to bring them home, and return them into my hands.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-91" type="given" value="ROBERT GEORGE"/>ROBERT GEORGE BEVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a china and glass dealer, of No. 4, Gloucester-place, Old Kent-road. The prisoner came to me on 13th Jan.—he put down a basket at the end of the kerb; I saw what was in it, and said, "Are those returns?"—he said, "Yes, they are"—I said, "What does Mr. Defries charge a dozen for these?"—he said, "4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—I said, "Does it make any difference whether you take the goods back or the money?"—he said "No;" and he left them; I paid him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them—young Mr. Defries came to me on 19th, and something passed with regard to these decanters.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you have any invoice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, nor any receipt for the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-92" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BUCKMAN</persName> </hi>. On 13th Jan. the prisoner brought me some decanters from Messrs. Defries—I received one dozen from him—he brought the bill in to me first, and there were two dozen on the bill—I said I had only ordered one dozen, and returned the other by the prisoner, for which he signed the bill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HITCHCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody, in King's Arras-court, Windmill-street, Fins bury-square, on Thursday, 20th Jan., between 12 and 1 o'clock in the morning, for robbing his master of six decanters—he said he had taken six decanters and sold them for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he took six more and put in the place to make the dozen up—I asked him what he did it for—he said he sold them to get the money for some drink—I took him to the station, and he repeated the same words there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was read, as follows</hi>: "The six decanters were on the counter, and I placed the other six I brought home by the side of them to make up the dozen; the gentleman asked me if he could have six, and I said yes, and he said he would have them; I was very cold and wanted something to keep me warm; I did not sell the decanters with the intention of robbing Mr. Defries of the money.")</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> He came to my house to deliver some goods which had been ordered.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-251-offence-1 t18530131-name-96"/>Moss Defries</persName>, and others, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-97" type="given" value="MOSS"/>MOSS DEFRIES</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my father, in Hounsditch—the prisoner was in our service as delivery man and carman—he was to deliver all goods entrusted to him to deliver, and if any were refused by the parties he was to bring them to us, and on no account to dispose of them without our sanction—he never accounted to me on the 18th or 19th for fourteen wine glasses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-98" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ANDERTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's service, as invoice clerk—I did not see three dozen wine glasses delivered to the prisoner, on 18th Jan.—my duty is to take an account of the returns which the different deliverymen bring back—on the 18th he gave me an account of some returns of wine glasses, I have the book here—he gave an account of three dozen wine glasses as returned from Mrs. Dallas, of Kensington—I made an entry of that from his mouth—the book is then passed over to Mr. Moss, and he examines the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner give, or show, you any paper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A voucher; a counterpart of the invoice—I do not see the goods packed or unpacked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you the entry of the three dozen going out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; in the order book, and three dozen are entered as returned—he read the voucher out to me, and also told me by word of mouth that he had brought back three dozen wines.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-99" type="surname" value="MOSS"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-99" type="given" value="SAMUEL ELLIS"/>SAMUEL ELLIS MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman in the employ of the prosecutors—it is my duty to check the returns of goods that are not taken by customers—on the day in question I checked with the prisoner this entry of three dozen wine glasses—he produced twenty two to me—I asked him what had become of the other fourteen—he said, "Why, I could not have had more than twenty-two, because we had no more in stock"—I knew that to be</p>
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<p>false, and told him so—I had the return hook before roe at the time—I called his attention to the entry, and his explanation was that he could not have had more than twenty two, because there were no more in stock of that pattern—I had myself given him the three dozen on the Monday, to take to Mrs. Dallas, of Kensington—this was on the Wednesday—not having made his delivery on the Monday, he started off on the Tuesday morning, a thing unprecedented, without his horse and cart, without coming into the warehouse at all, which was decidedly against the orders of myself and his superiors—it was his duty to have come on the Tuesday morning, to know if there were any other orders the same way, that he might deliver—I did not know of his absence till I sent to his house to inquire after him—when he told me there were only twenty-two in stock I said it was false, and I should tell Mr. Defries of it immediately, and while I turned to speak to Mr. Defries the prisoner went away—that was about 11 o'clock, on the Wednesday—I saw no more of him till he was at the Mansion House—it was his duty to have remained at the warehouse to the end of the day—he had another delivery to get ready to take out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you make any entries when goods go out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; this is the book (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>); there are, perhaps, nine, ten, twelve, thirteen, or fourteen packages to go out, as the case may be—it does sometimes happen that we have not the full number that we intend to send out—I have a distinct recollection that in this case the whole three dozen were put in—I did not pack them myself, but I saw the prisoner pack them—I saw him put in thirty-six, they were packed with other goods of Mrs. Dallas's in a small crate; I think I saw them when they went out, and when they returned—according to the prisoner's statement, they were not the pattern that Mrs. Dallas wanted; I have not seen her—I was close to the prisoner when he was packing the glasses, I was looking on all the time, nothing diverted my attention, I swear that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-100" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mrs. Dallas, who keeps a china shop at Kensington. The prisoner brought some wine glasses on 18th Jan., they were all sent back because they were not the right pattern—I was present at the time they came, and saw him go away with them as they came, only one or two were taken out to look at, and they were returned into the basket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-101" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ANDERTON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> In this book of mine the entry of the 18th Jan. comes before the 17th, that will sometimes occur on account of the delivering man who goes out on the 17th, being absent on that day, and not coming back, perhaps, for two days afterwards; so there is always a certain space left for that day to enter any goods that may be returned—these are what are called Windsor wines—these initials in the column are Mr. Moss's; they are put when the entry is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-102" type="given" value="SAMUEL ELLIS"/>SAMUEL ELLIS MOSS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These are my initials, I put them the Same morning in the prisoner's presence, with the remark that you will find in the margin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-251-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 20.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-105" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOVELAND</persName> </hi>. I am gardener to Mr. William Farrell, of Isleworth—I have been lately receiving a large quantity of bricks from Mr. Westbrook; the prisoner's horses and carts were employed to draw them—on 21st Jan.,</p>
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<p>between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning, in consequence of suspicions, I counted a cart load of bricks in the presence of the driver—there ought to have been 500—it contained 408 within a brick or two; I cannot say for certain—I sent for the master of the brickfield, and then informed Mr. Farrell—I do not know who the prisoner was employed by—I believe the number of bricks to be carted altogether was 230,000—it was my duty to receive the bricks and give receipts for them—there were five carts, but I counted no other load but this—I never saw the prisoner on the premises until 22nd Jan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> </hi> How do you know that the prisoner was employed to cart the bricks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because the tickets were signed in his name—I did not employ him, nor was I present at the time of his employment—I do not know his writing—the other people that were employed were Fielder, Birchett, and Gilbert; they are not here, they have carted a great many bricks—I did not notice whether the prisoner's name was on the cart which contained the 408 bricks, but his men were with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-106" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. On 21st Jan., I drove a cartload of bricks to Mr. Farrell's—I do not know the man's name who loaded them, they were taken out of the field in a cart—on our way to Mr. Farrell's we stopped at Lampton, because my horse got knocked up—that is where the prisoner lives (it is about four miles from Mr. Westbrook's to Mr. Farrell's); the bricks remained at the prisoner's all night, and we drove them on in the morning—I do not know anything of any bricks on the prisoner's premises at Lampton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know how it was that there were 100 bricks short?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were on the biggest horse's cart, we took them off the other cart and put them on there, as near as we could guess; and if the gardener had counted those in the other two carts he would have found that the bricks were all right—I said that before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the bricks unloaded at Lampton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; at Crawford-lane—I saw Mr. Farrell's man come to the cart; I did not tell him that he would find them on the other cart, but my man, Curtis, did, who drove the other cart—there were fifty of the bricks on each of the other carts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-107" type="surname" value="LOVELAND"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-107" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOVELAND</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> Curtis told me that if I counted the other two loads I should find them all right—I did not do so, because they had begun unloading them before I begun—the bricks that were delivered at Mr. Farrell's were not all counted—for anything I know, the whole quantity may have been delivered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-108" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WESTBROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a brickmaker, of Heston—my brick field is at North Hyde—I had sold a quantity of bricks to Mr. Farrell—I sold none to the prisoner—these bricks (
<hi rend="italic">looking at a sample</hi>) are of my make—they were made last season, and bear my mark on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you make a great quantity?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 36,300,000; I sell to other dealers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the bricks, of which you have seen the sample, form a portion of the clamp?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-111" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Messrs. Chaplin and Horne. On 18th Jan. I loaded van No. 123 at the railway at Camden-town with ninety bags of nuts; I then loaded van No. 174 with ninety-eight bags of</p>
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<p>nuts—they were consigned to Messrs. Keeling and Hunt, Monument-yard; their back entrance is in Pudding-lane—Jones was the book-carrier and guard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-112" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD JONES</persName> </hi>. I went with wagon No. 174, containing ninety-eight bags of nuts, from Camden-town station to Messrs, Keeling and Hunt's—on arriving there, the prisoner came to the back of the wagon, and took a bag of nuts as I handed the bags out—I did not know him before, but thought he was a servant of Keeling and Hunt—I unloaded ninety-eight bags, including the one that he took; there were other men taking them—when I came to get my receipt ticket from Keeling and Hunt, they signed for ninety-seven bags only—my van was drawn up at the Pudding-lane entrance—I had never been there before—I could not see that there was a way through to Monument-yard—there are two steps at the Pudding-lane entrance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About how many men were engaged in unloading the wagon altogether?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Six or seven; I recognised the prisoner as one of them by his being dressed in a cord jacket; the others had all white slops on—I also know him by hit height, and I saw his face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How soon did you see him afterwards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Next day, and I knew him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-113" type="surname" value="MAINE"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-113" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN MAINE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the book-carriers to Messrs. Chaplin and Horne; I accompany the wagon when it goes to deliver things. On 18th Jan. I was with van No. 123, which went from Camden-town to Keeling and Hunt's with ninety bags of nuts—I arrived there about half past 5 o'clock; that was before Jones came—I delivered my cargo; there were different men to carry them up the steps—on presenting my way-bill to Keeling; and Hunt for signature, I got a receipt for eighty-nine bags only—I had counted ninety bags as they went from the wagon—about half past 6 o'clock the same evening my fellow Wagoner arrived with wagon No. 174—I waited about to see, if I could, how I had lost the bag—I saw part of his load delivered, and saw the prisoner there smoking a cigar alongside the wagon—I watched him, and saw him
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> away his cigar under the wagon; he turned his beck to the wagon tail, and Jones delivered a bag of nuts to him on his back—he turned towards the stairs with it, but instead of going up into the warehouse he went through, and
<hi rend="italic">bolted</hi> right across Monument-yard into Fish-street-hill, and then into Thames-street—I followed close behind him, and as soon as he got into Thames-street he hallooed out, "
<hi rend="italic">Bob!</hi>" twice, but no.
<hi rend="italic">Bob</hi> appeared; he said, "I am wrong," and I collared him directly and held him—he flung me down on my back, but I never let loose of him till I gave him in charge—he had the nuts on his back, and after I collared him he dropped, them on the pavement and burst the bag—he begged of me not to tear his clothes—I had not noticed the prisoner while I was unloading my van.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How near were you to the man, who you say was the prisoner, when he was going off with the bag of nuts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Close to his heels; I did not catch him, because I wanted to see where the other bag of nuts was gone—I am quite sure I never lost sight of him from the time he left the cart till ho dropped the nuts on the pavement—I am quite sure the prisoner did not come out of a public house with some other man—I did not hear him say he came out of the public house and stumbled over the nuts; I collared him with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-114" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-114" type="given" value="STEPBEN"/>STEPBEN SHERWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Keeling and Hunt, fruit brokers in a large way of business in Pudding-lane. I have known the prisoner for the last four years—he was not in the service of my employers in Jan., nor had he anything to do with me or for them at all—he had: no business to meddle with any bags of nuts—he knows the passage through</p>
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<p>our warehouse to Monument-yard quite as well as the way up to our warehouse if he had been going there—you can go by the steps along the passage, and instead of going up to the warehouse you can shoot through into Monument-yard—there is a ladder leading to the warehouse, and a person so inclined might go through to Monument-yard instead of going up the step—the carman would see him going up the steps, but would not see him further.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>, Did you examine the nuts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, at the Mansion-house—there was about two bushels—they were worth about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at the least—they were Turkey filberts—since then we have sold some at 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which makes them worth more than that—there is a coffee house there, called Francis's, the Sun, and from what I have heard, I think the nuts must have been dropped at the door of that coffee house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were any of your nuts to be delivered at the Sun coffee house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-115" type="given" value="NICHOLAS"/>NICHOLAS LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman.</hi> 576). On 18th Jan., I heard a cry of "Police!" and saw the prisoner and Maine struggling—Maine said the prisoner had stolen a bag of nuts, which were lying right against the Sun coffee house door—I took the prisoner—he said he had been having a cup of tea or a cup of coffee at the coffee house—Maine said the prisoner had taken the nuts off his van—the prisoner said he did not take them, and that Maine was mistaken in the man—I took the prisoner and the nuts to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner say he heard the noise outside, came out, and was taken for the wrong man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to me—he said he was having a cup of tea or coffee, but he did not mention in what coffee house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-116" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUNT</persName> </hi>. I was coming down Fish-street Hill about 5 minutes to 7 o'clock, and saw the prisoner turn the corner of Fish-street Hill into Tower-street, followed by Maine—I have no doubt it was the prisoner—I knew him—I saw Maine catch hold of him—the bag was alongside of him at his feet when Maine took hold of his collar—the coffee house is at the corner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Going up Fish-street Hill towards Billingsgate-market, and within about ten yards of the Sun coffee house—the first I saw was Maine catch hold of the prisoner—there were no other persons about at that moment, there were a few minutes afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you say you saw them both turn the corner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw them both at the corner, but did not see the prisoner turn round the corner—the coffee shop is at the corner—I should have seen anybody coming out of the Sun coffee house—the prisoner did not come out of there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might not he have come out a minute before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, when I was some distance off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-253-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530131-254-offence-1 t18530131-name-118"/>William Frederick Welch</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM FREDERICK"/>WILLIAM FREDERICK WELCH</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, living in Upper Weymouth-street. On 24th Jan., about half past 11 o'clock at night—I was near Field-lane, going up Holborn—I stood still—I had not been drinking—two females came up to me, and asked me to go with them into Plough-court—I went there—one of them left, and the other remained with me—that was the prisoner—I am certain of her—while we were in the court talking I felt a
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> at my watch—I put my hand up, and my watch was gone—the chain went round my neck—I had looked at my watch a quarter of an hour before—the prisoner ran away, and said, "I will be back in a minute," or something of that sort</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say that there were two females, and that you lost 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am quite certain you are the person—I have never said I was not certain whether it was you or the other female.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 237). Welch gave the prisoner into my custody—she said he must be mistaken in the person, she knew nothing about the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Last Monday week I was going to the play, and met another young female at the comer of Fleet-street; we met the prosecutor, and spoke to him; he said he had been with two young girls, and had lost 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; it was between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning; I said, "Come away from him, he is tipsy;" he said, "Come along, and I will treat you; I walked with him to the corner of the court, and left him and the other female together; he gave me in charge on the next night; I know nothing of it whatever.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WELCH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure she is the woman who stopped with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there was a lamp down the court, and I could lee her face—she was not more than three minutes in my company, but was talking to me all the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> At the police court he pointed out a person who he said was in the parlour when he went in to search, but it turned out that he was mistaken in the party, who was a friend of Mr. Wood, the solicitor; he might as well be mistaken in me as in him.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did point out a gentleman at Guildhall, who I believe to be a man who I saw in the parlour—there was a family in the parlour, which opened into Field-lane, a man, a woman, and children—they are Jews—I pointed out the person at Guildhall, because I believed him to be that man, and I believe so now—he was up there on a case of the same sort, to get a girl off who he lived with, who was charged with stealing a watch and chain—he was there with the solicitor—two detectives in plain clothes went into the parlour with me—I do not know their names—I saw them at the station house on the night the charge was made—one was called Charles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I do not know the names of those officers—I was at Guildhall—two females were charged there with stealing a watch from a person, and the person who Webb pointed out was concerned with them—I have made inquiry, and find that the prisoner's sister lives in the parlour—she is in Court now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> My sister lives in the next house; she was not there at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-254-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been previously convicted of felony.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ATTWOOD</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate of the prisoner's conviction; (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"
<hi rend="italic">Central Criminal Court,
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-123" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-123" type="given" value="ANN"/>Ann Caddick</persName> convicted April</hi>, 1850,
<hi rend="italic">of feloniously receiving pistols, and other articles, value</hi> 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">confined one year</hi>")—I was present—she is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. **† Aged 26.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-128" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL JARMAN</persName> </hi>. I produce a certified copy of the record of the conviction of William Adams—(
<hi rend="italic">read—Convicted at Central Criminal Court, June</hi>, 1852;
<hi rend="italic">confined six months.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-129" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID DALE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 425). I have heard the record read—the prisoner is the person mentioned in it—I was present at his trial.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-130" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HUMPHERY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Eveleigh, a draper, in Sidney-place, Commercial-road East. On 7th Jan. I saw the prisoner in my master's shop, about 7 o'clock in the evening; he asked for a pair of brown cotton stockings—the price was 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I got them for him—he offered in payment a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I thought it was bad, and passed it to my master—he said it was not worth a penny—the prisoner heard that—we gave the crown back to the prisoner—he said it was for two hard days' work he had done at the West India Docks—he said it must be good, for he could not bend it—he left the shop—I followed him a little way, but I lost sight of him—I do not know bow far my master's shop is from High-street, Poplar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What did I give you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A crown piece; I saw it after I gave it to my master—I did not mark it when I gave it to my master—I cannot swear to the crown piece—I can swear the one you gave me was a bad one—I know it was bad by the look of it—when you went out of our shop you went about 100 yards towards Poplar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-131" type="surname" value="CHURCHMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-131" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHURCHMAN</persName> </hi>. My wife carries on business as a hosier, in High-street, Poplar, which is about two miles from the Commercial-road. On 7th Jan. the prisoner came, about 10 minutes or a quarter before 9 o'clock in the evening—he asked for a pair of cotton stockings—I saw him served by my wife—he gave her a bad crown piece—he put it on a piece of print—my wife said it was bad—she put it to her teeth, and said it was a rank bad one—the prisoner said, no, it was not; it could not be a bad one; it was a good one—on that, I came and took it out of my wife's hand—I asked the prisoner</p>
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<p>where he got it from—he said, "From the Docks"—I took him out, and gave him in custody to a constable—I gave the crown piece to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-132" type="surname" value="CHURCHMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-132" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA CHURCHMAN</persName> </hi>. I remember the prisoner coming into the shop on the evening of 7th Jan.—he asked for a pair of stockings—I served him—he pat down a crown piece on a piece of print—I tried it with my teeth—it was a bad one—the prisoner said it was a good one, and he took it at the Docks that day—my husband took the crown piece from me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRATLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">K</hi> 334). I was met in the street, and took the prisoner in charge—I received this crown from Mr. Churchman—I searched the prisoner, but found nothing more on him—he said he took it for two days' work for Mr. Smith, working with a dung cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint This is a bad crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was at work at the West India Docks for two days, and received that crown; T was not at work for the Company, but for a man unloading a vessel; I was paid that for two days' work; I went to the shop at Poplar, but as for the other shop I never saw it; I did not know this was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-258-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 21.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-258-18530131 t18530131-258-punishment-18"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LAWRENCE</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-136" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL JARMAN</persName> </hi>. I produce a certified copy of the record of the conviction of Alfred Harmer at this Court (
<hi rend="italic">read—Convicted on his own confession, April</hi>, 1852;
<hi rend="italic">confined six months.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-137" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WINTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 100). I have heard the record read—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-138" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the George and Dragon, in Hex
<lb/>ton-market. On Friday, 31st Dec, the prisoner came and asked for a bottle of stout—I said we had not any; he said he would take a glass of draught stout—I served him—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a half sovereign—I gave him change, and while he was picking it up I put the half sovereign between my teeth and bent it—I then put my arm over the counter, and said, "That change does not belong to you; you have given me a bad half sovereign"—he dropped the change on the counter and ran away—I had the half sovereign in my possession—I gave it to Mr. Herbert—a boy who was standing at the bar followed the prisoner—he was without a hat or a coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the price of a bottle of stout?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He asked for a pint bottle; we had not any—he had a portion of the change in his hand when I told him the half sovereign was bad—he dropped the change on the counter; he did not ask for the half sovereign back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROWLAND</persName> </hi>. I was potboy at the George and Dragon. I remember the prisoner coming on 31st Dec.—he asked for a pint bottle of stout; he was told we had not got one, and he asked for a glass of stout—he threw down a half sovereign; Miss Watson counted the change out of the till and gave it him; after that, she discovered it was a bad half sovereign—she said, "This is a bad half sovereign; give me the change back"—the prisoner said, "Oh!" and ran out—I ran after him, and saw him taken about 300 or 400 yards from the George and Dragon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you any bottles of stout at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not lose sight of the prisoner before he was taken—when the barmaid said the half sovereign was bad, the prisoner had some of the change in his hand—when she told him the half sovereign was bad, he dropped the change—he stood at the bar, and I stood at the end of the bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-140" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the George and Dragon. I got the half sovereign from Mary Ann Watson; I took it to the station, and gave it to the officer—I marked it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time did you get it from Miss Watson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-141" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-141" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WATSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The prisoner came between 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock—I gave the half sovereign to my master directly.</p>
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<persName id="t18530131-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CAFFRAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). On Friday evening, 31st Dec., I was on duty near the George and Dragon in Hex ten-market. Just after 9 o'clock I heard a cry, and saw the prisoner running towards me, and I saw another man standing at the corner with a hat and a coat in his arms—I could not tell which to follow—the prisoner was without a hat or a coat, in his shirt sleeves—I stopped him; the other man ran to the corner and ran away—there was no one there to take the prisoner, or I should have run after the other—the prisoner said he was a respectable man, and could prove it—I received this half sovereign from Mr. Herbert about ten minutes afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner tell you where he lived?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, at No. 5, Little Sutton-street; I went there, and I believe he does live there,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>. This half sovereign is a bad one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-259-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> Aged 24.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-144" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA BOWDITCH</persName> </hi>. I am the sister of Grace Collins, who keeps a haberdasher's shop in Castle-street. On Thursday, 9th Dec, the prisoner came to the shop; I had never seen him before—he asked me for change for a crown—he gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in one hand, and I gave him the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the other hand—he went away with the change, leaving the crown piece with me—he came to the shop on 30th Dec. again for change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—my sister said something to me, and I gave her the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece that the prisoner had given me—I went to a grocer's two or three doors off, and he sent his boy for a constable, who came and took the prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-145" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-145" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE COLLINS</persName> </hi>. On Thursday, 9th Dec, a crown piece was handed to me by my sister, Martha Bow ditch; it was a bad one—she wished to destroy it, but I said, "No, I will take care of it, in case he comes again"—I marked it, and put it in a box on the mantelpiece—the prisoner came afterwards on 30th Dec. for change for a crown piece—I told my sister he was the same man—I saw him give a crown piece to my sister, and I received it from her at once—I went out of the parlour door, got an officer, and gave the prisoner into custody—I gave both the crowns into the constable's hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How can you swear that I gave the first crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was sitting in the parlour near the shop door, and saw you give the first 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I was very near to you, only a few yards off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530131-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-146" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ELY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 124). I produce two counterfeit crowns; I received them from Grace Collins on 30th Dec.—I took the prisoner into custody—he did not say anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-147" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner, in Tottenham-court-road. Towards the latter end of Dec. I saw the prisoner; I believe it was about 22nd Dec.—he came to my shop and asked for change for half a crown—he handed me a half crown; I put it in the detector, and ascertained it was bad—I asked the prisoner a good many questions, and called in a policeman—I gave the same half crown to the policeman that the prisoner gave to me—the prisoner was allowed to go.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-148" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOLMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 88). I was called into Mr. Clark's shop on 22nd Dec.—I received this half crown from him—Mr. Clark let the prisoner go; he said he could not attend to press the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two crowns are both bad, and from the same mould—this half crown is a bad one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> That was not the same crown that I gave to the woman; she took it in her hand, and went away; I never got sight of her for about five minutes afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-260-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-151" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a perfumer, and live in Albert-place, Walworth-road. On the evening of 9th Dec. the prisoner came about half past 5 or 6 o'clock—she asked for a square of honey soap; it was 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served her, and she gave me a bad shilling in payment—I marked it, and asked her if she had got any more money—I said, "This is a bad one; where did you get this?"—she said it was given her lower down—I said, "Where?"—she said she was sorry to say she was an unfortunate girl, and a gentleman gave it her in the street—I asked her where she lived; she said she did not live anywhere—I sent for a constable, and gave her into custody with the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, L</hi> 96). I received the prisoner on the evening of 9th Dec. I received this shilling from the last witness—the prisoner was discharged by the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRISCOMBE</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, and live at Pimlico. On 3rd Jan. the prisoner came to my shop about 6 o'clock in the evening for a pair of gloves—they came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and she offered in payment a base half crown; I discovered it as I went to put it in the till—I thought it felt light, though it was a good looking one—I went and weighed it, and it was light—I then tried it with nitric acid and it was bad—it had not gone to the till at all; it was never out of my hand—I sent for a constable, marked it in his presence, and handed it over to him—when I found it was bad, I asked the prisoner if she had got any more money; she said she had not—I said, "You must find some," and after
<hi rend="italic">hemming</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">hawing</hi>, she pulled out a good shilling—I said, "I shall not part with this half crown; if you are an honest girl you will give me your address, and I shall not do anything to you"—she said she lived round the corner—I said, "Where?"—she then said, ** I am an unfortunate girl; a gentleman gave it to me."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-154" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GLASSPOOL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 63). I took charge of the prisoner on 3rd Jan., and got this bad half crown from the last witness—the prisoner said she lived in the neighborhood, and afterwards she said she did not know where she lived—she did not give any address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never said where I lived.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, you did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling and half crown are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am an unfortunate girl; I took the money, and did not know it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 16.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of her youth.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE SMITH</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-157" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, in Northumberland-place, Commercial</p>
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<p>road. The prisoner came to my shop on Friday, 7th Jan., about 8 o'clock in the evening, for a pennyworth of hooks and eyes—she offered me in payment a bad shilling—I cut it in halves and returned the pieces to her—I asked her where she got the shilling; she said a gentleman gave it her—she came to my shop again the same evening, about twenty minutes afterwards—I was called into the shop the second time she came, and I found her there—I asked what she wanted; she said a reel of cotton—it would come to a halfpenny—she said a young lady was going to serve her—I told her I would do so—she gave me another bad shilling—I told her it was bad, and asked her where she got it from; she said a gentleman had just given it her—I told her that was what she said before, and I should not let her off that time—she had come half an hour before—I gave her into custody, and gave the second bad shilling to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-158" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STEWART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 319). The prisoner was given into my custody on the evening of 7th Jan., and at the same time I received this shilling from the last witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-262-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN THOMPSON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Wilson, who keeps the Marlborough Head, Drury-lane. The prisoner came there on Friday evening, 31st Dec., between 8 and 9 o'clock; he asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of rum, and offered a shilling in payment—I took it up, and discovered it was a bad one—I bent it, and gave it him back again—he paid in good money, and went away, taking the bad shilling with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was not a bad shilling, I took it to the Gun Tavern, and they took it; if I had money I could bring up the man to prove it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure I bent it—I bent it double, as nearly as possible.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-162" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Stevenson, who keeps the Crown Coffee-house, in Drury-lane—the prisoner came there on Friday, 31st Dec., at a little after 11 o'clock at night; he called for a cup of coffee, an egg, and a slice of bread and butter—they came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he was at that time rather the worse for drink—he gave me in payment a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—in consequence of something that was said, I looked at it—it was bad—while the prisoner was taking his refreshment I sent for a constable, and gave him into custody—I gave the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece to the constable at the same time—the constable asked the prisoner where he got it; he said he had been working at the Crystal Palace, and had taken it in payment for his wages—he said the next morning that he had taken a half sovereign, and got it changed at a public house, and had taken the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in change; and he said he did not know where the public house was—I had not parted with the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece before I gave it to the constable—I made a mark on it afterwards at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-163" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 398). I took the prisoner, and received this crown from the last witness, she afterwards marked it at the station—I asked the prisoner where he got it—he said he had worked at the Crystal Palace, and received a half sovereign as part of his wages, and had changed it at some public house and got this in change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I told him where I lived.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He told me he had no abode.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what state was he?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He appeared to have been drinking—he was not to say drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTAR</persName> </hi>. This 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I worked hard for that money; I offered to give every satisfaction, and they would not take any notice of me; I have no money to bring that man to prove I gave him that shilling in a public house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-263-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 48.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BEW</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DEAN</persName> </hi>. I am a wine merchant, in Fleet-street, and keep a post-office. On Saturday evening, 15th Jan., about 6 o'clock, the prisoner came for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage stamps—I handed them to him, and he put down a bad crown on the counter, and left the shop suddenly—I sent my young man after him; he brought him back—I found the crown was counterfeit, and I desired the man to take it to the station, and I went to the station with the prisoner and the man; I delivered the crownpiece to the officer there—I asked the prisoner before he went to the station, where he came from—he said from the Strand—I asked him again at the station, and he said he had been working in Long Acre, but he gave no address—he said the stamps were for a man in a white coat in the street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-167" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUNT</persName> </hi>. I was sent in pursuit of the prisoner by the last witness; I overtook him in Bride-lane—he was running as fast as he possibly could—I cried, "Stop thief!" when I caught him be turned round and said something, but I could not understand what—I collared him and brought him back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you see me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw you first at the counter, and I stopped you in Bride-lane; I called out, "Stop thief!"—you turned round, and I put my hand on your shoulder—I did not say before that you turned round and came to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLEACH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 363). The prisoner was given into my custody at the station, on Saturday, 15th Jan.—I received from Mr. Dean this bad half crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner gave an address at No. 6, Castle-street, Long-acre—I went to three No. 6's in Castle-street, but no such name was known at either of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown is a bad one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-264-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 20.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH PAYNE</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18530131-265-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-171" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLLARD</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, and live in Lamb-street, Spiral square. On Wednesday, 5th Jan., the prisoner came about half past 11 o'clock in the forenoon—my wife called me from downstairs, and handed me a counterfeit shilling; she said she took it from the prisoner—the prisoner was present—I said it was bad, and asked her where she got it from—she said she had just taken it from a man that she had been in a brothel with—I tried the shilling in the detector, and found it bad—I called in the officer, gave the prisoner into custody, and gave him the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-172" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET COLLARD</persName> </hi>. On Wednesday, 5th Jan., the prisoner came to our shop; she asked for a half quartern loaf—she offered me in payment a bad shilling—I called my husband, and gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-173" type="surname" value="SAYER"/>
<interp inst="t18530131-name-173" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SAYER</persName> </hi>. I am a bedstead maker. I saw the prisoner that day, and a man with her, in Spital-square—they came across the road towards me, and the man gave the prisoner a shilling, and said, "Take it to that baker's shop, and try it on there."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> What he says is quite false; I did not know it was bad; he swears false who says he saw me receive it from the man's hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How near were you to the prisoner when you heard that "Try it on?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were right by the side of me; they stopped against me—I swear that I heard that—I had not known the prisoner before—I am confident she is the same person; and when I went to the station I said I saw a man give it her, and she said, "Yes; he just gave it me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, H</hi> 40). I took the prisoner into custody, and received this shilling from Mr. Collard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-265-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-177" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA SOLEY</persName> </hi>. I am living with Hannah Wilkinson, a cousin of mine, in Bateman's-row. On Tuesday, 4th Jan., about 6 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my cousin's shop for half a quartern of shilling butter—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered me half a crown in payment—I bit it, and looked at it, and gave it to my cousin, Mrs. Wilkinson—when I was going to give it her, the prisoner followed me into the parlour—my cousin asked him when he got the half crown from—he said he had been working at the Docks, and took it from the Docks—my cousin John said, "Let's look at the half crown," and the prisoner took to his heels and ran away—he had to run from the parlour through the shop again into the street—my cousin John ran after him, and I ran after my cousin—the prisoner fell down in the street, about 200 yards from the shop—my cousin took him, and gave him into custody—I saw all the pursuit to the end, and the capture.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-178" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH WILKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a cousin of the last witness. On 4th Jan. she brought a half crown to me in my parlour—I said it was bad—the prisoner followed her in—I told him it was bad, and asked where he had taken it—he told me from the Docks—I told him they never gave bad money—my brother John was there—he said, "Let us see that half-crown?"—it was in my hand; I showed it him, and be put it on the table—the prisoner went away very fast, and my brother followed him—he brought him back, I should think, in about five minutes, and he was given in charge—the prisoner said he wanted to speak to me alone, but my brother would not let him—I had taken up the half crown from the table, and had it all the while—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 210). I received charge of the prisoner, and received this half crown from Mrs. Wilkinson—the prisoner said, "I will tell you the truth, I have had it by me some time; I was
<hi rend="italic">hard up</hi>, and tried to pass it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I received it from the Docks on the Saturday before; I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-266-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-266-18530131 t18530131-266-punishment-26"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ENTWISTLE</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-183" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NEWBY</persName> </hi>. I am barman, at the Crown and Sceptre. On 12th Jan. I was there about five minutes to 12 o'clock in the evening; he asked for half a pint of porter, and he gave me three farthings—he then laid down three sixpences, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of coppers, and asked me to give him two shillings for them—I tested the three sixpences, and they were bad—I gave them to Mockeridge, and the prisoner was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long did the man remain there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter of an hour altogether—he seemed as if he had been drinking—he was a little the worse for liquor, but appeared to know what he was about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-184" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MOCKERIDGE</persName> </hi>. I was at the bar of the Crown and Sceptre on 12th Jan.—the prisoner came about five minutes before 12 o'clock; the last witness served him, and gave me three sixpences—they were bad, and I gave them to the constable—Newby said that the prisoner had tendered three bad sixpences—the prisoner said he did not believe he did—I gave him into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-185" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WITHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, E</hi> 19). I took the prisoner on this charge—I found on him one sixpence, and one four penny-piece, good money in one pocket, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in another pocket—he had been drinking—after he had left the house, and was going to the station, he said he would give me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. if I would speak to the inspector for him—he did not say for what purpose—I said nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three sixpences are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-268-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-268-18530131 t18530131-268-punishment-27"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ARMSTRONG</hi> </persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530131-name-188" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-188" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am going on for twelve years old—I live in Princes place, Notting-hill. On 1st Jan. I was out between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening—the prisoner spoke to me and said, "Little girl, will you go and get me a pound of sugar and I will give you a halfpenny?"—I said, "Yes, sir"—he gave me half a crown, and told me to go to Mr. Scarborough's—I went and got the sugar, and paid for it with the half crown that the prisoner gave me—the prisoner ran down the street after me, and said, "Little girl, here I am"—I gave him the pound of sugar and the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said he lived just by there—he gave me a halfpenny, and I went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever seen the prisoner before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; several times—I did not know his name before—I heard his name at Hammersmith—I saw him again on Tuesday evening, in Mr. Scarborough's shop; he was in custody, a little boy brought me to see him—there were two policeman, and the prisoner and Mr. and Mrs. Scarborough in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did anybody point the prisoner out to you, or did you remember him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I remembered him—I had seen him before in Shepherd's Bush Market; I saw him three or four times with a man taking dung away—I gave the same half crown to Mr. Scarborough that the prisoner gave me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-189" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH DUGGAN</persName> </hi>. I am going on for ten years old—I live at No. 5, Princes-place—Mr. Scarborough, the grocer, lives at the top of the street. On 3rd Jan. I was out, and I met the prisoner just against my mother's gate—I had never seen him before—he said to me, "Little girl, will you go to</p>
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<p>the corner shop, and get me half a pound of sugar and a packet of cocoa?"—I said, "Yes"—he said he would give me a halfpenny—he gave me a half crown, and I went to Mr. Scarborough—he was in the shop; he gave me the sugar and the cocoa—I gave him the half crown—there was another gentleman in the shop—he bit the half crown, and it broke—he asked me some questions, and I answered him—he desired me to go out he went out at the private door, and I went out at the shop door—I pointed the prisoner out to Mr. Scarborough, and he went and spoke to him—I am sure the prisoner is the man who spoke to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did he speak to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Just against my mother's gate—when I came out of the shop he was four or five doors off—I had never seen him before—he did not tell me where he would meet me—he had light trowsers on, and a slop and a hat—I had not described to Mr. Scarborough how he was dressed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SCARBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I keep the grocer's shop. On 1st Jan. I was in the shop, and remember the child coming there—I served her with a pound of sugar; she gave me a bad half crown—I did not notice the half crown, knowing the child well—I gave her the sugar and the change—when she was gone I noticed the half crown was bad—I had not lost sight of it—I went to the child's house with it—I then marked it, and gave it to a policeman—on 3rd Jan. I remember the second witness coming for a packet of cocoa and some sugar—she gave me a half crown—I discovered it was bad—I asked her where she got it—in consequence of what she said she took the cocoa and sugar, and left the shop by the shop door—I went out at the private door—she walked across the road to the prisoner, who was standing opposite—I went and asked her if that was the man; she said, "Yes"—I accused him of having, sent the child with a bad half crown—he said he was not the man; it was not probable that a man like him, in constant employment, would do such a thing—I gave him into custody—I marked the second half crown, and gave it to a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you mix the first half crown with other money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not with any other—it did not pass out of my own hand till I gave it to the officer that night—I did not mix the second half crown—I did not see any other men about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530131-name-191" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS M'GUIRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 85.) I received this half crown on the Saturday night.</p>
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