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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHALLIS, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY TAYLOR</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18530613-670-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>obtaining 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-670-offence-2 t18530613-name-3"/>Thomas Frazer Wilkins</persName>, by false pretences: to all which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-671-offence-1 t18530613-name-5"/>Edward Godson</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-6" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GODSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of my father, an ironmonger in Aldersgate-street. On 16th May, about 1 o'clock in the day, I was in Aldersgate-street—two men spoke to me, and I missed my handkerchief—it was a red one with white spots—I have not seen it since—I am quite sure I had it in my pocket when I went out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-7" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GOULD</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner. About 1 o'clock, on 16th May, I was in Aldersgate-street, and saw the prisoner and two others following Mr. Godson—the prisoner took a handkerchief out of Mr. Godson's pocket—the other two then ran away—the prisoner stood still a minute or two, and then ran off—I could not follow him, as I had a bad foot—I gave information—I am sure the prisoner is the boy; I knew him by sight about Aldersgate-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-8" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS READING</persName> </hi>. I am a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> driver. I was in Aldersgate-street, and saw the prisoner take a red silk handkerchief out of Mr. Godson's pocket—he put it under his jacket, stood several minutes at the corner of a court, and then ran away—he had two companions with him, who also ran away—I could not interfere, being ill at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-9" type="given" value="GEORGE TAYLOR"/>GEORGE TAYLOR SWANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 267). On Wednesday, 18th</p>
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<p>May, I took the prisoner about the middle of Aldersgate-street, just by Westmoreland-buildings, having received information from Gould and Reading.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I come along Aldersgate-street every day; but if I had taken the handkerchief, it is not likely that I should have gone to the same spot again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-10" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS READING</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The part of Aldersgate-street where I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief was just by Westmoreland-buildings, bat on the opposite side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-671-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**† Aged 17.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-13" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Bliss, the barrister, of No. 11, Bentinck-street, Manchester-square. On the night of 12th May, about 10 o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner at the door of No. 12, which is opposite, trying to open the private door with a latch key—after he had tried twice, he turned away as if he was waiting to be let in, but as he did not knock or ring, I watched, him—he went away—he afterwards returned, tried the door a third time, it opened—he went in and shut the door after him—I told the landlord's daughter, and a policeman was called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might not it have been earlier than 10 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I went out on an errand at 10 minutes to 10 o'clock, and had come back—I was in the street, waiting to be let in—I do not know how he opened the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he knock or ring?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; before be tried to open the door I saw him put his hand in his coat pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CROSSLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 12, Bentinck-street, with my wife and family, and a lady lodger. No male person lives in the house but myself—I know the room in which the prisoner was found; it is Mrs. Wright's bedroom, the lodger—she has not a latch key—a latch key which was found in that room has been shown to me, it does not belong to the house—the door, when closed, can only be opened with a Bramah key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose you have applied the key to the lock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not; I have compared it with my own (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it exactly corresponds—Mrs. Wright is not here—she has lived with me about two months, and lives there still—she always rings or knocks when she comes in; Indies never carry latch keys—my servant lets her in, and not me—I am very much at home—Mrs. Wright does not very often come home late.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A perfumer—Mrs. Wright is about thirty-five years of age, and is a respectable lady, an officer's widow; she was presented at Court at the last drawing-room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-15" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 132). On 13th May I was called to No. 12, Bentinck-street—I went to the second floor front, a bedroom, and when I got to the top of the stairs, the prisoner opened the door of that room (he could have heard me coming up stairs)—I asked him what he was doing there—he said he was waiting for a gentleman—I took him to the station, searched him, and found these two keys on him (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and several lucifer matches—he said he was a painter—neither of these keys will open the street door—I went back to the house about half an hour afterwards with another constable, and saw him find a key behind a box near the door of the room where the prisoner had been—it opens the door of the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was in the room where that key was found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The lady of the house; not the lady who lodges there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CROSSLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Mrs. Wright at home on this night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; she did not come home for an hour afterwards, at the least—if the prisoner had been there at her invitation, I should not have known of it; but she was dining out that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was she at home when the policeman found the key?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—there was no gentleman that the prisoner could he waiting for; we had no gentleman in the house—it is in the parish of St. Mary-le-Bonne.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any property in the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, all the lady's trinkets and jewellery were on the table; the box in the room was full of things, and was not locked—I do not know the prisoner at all—I did not allow the lady a latch key—we have two keys to the street door; my wife keeps the other one—she is not here—I have not seen the other key in her possession since this transaction, but I presume she has it still.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-16" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MASTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I went with Browning to the house after the prisoner was in custody, and found this key lying on the floor behind a box, close to where the prisoner had been standing—I fitted it to the lock, and it opened the door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before confided.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 107). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">read: "Central Criminal Court. John Wilson, convicted November</hi>, 1850,
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, the sums of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of Whitechapel. On 20th May I was on Tower-hill, looking at some pensioners being drilled—Nash spoke to me—I put my hand in my pocket and missed my handkerchief, which I had in my pocket not a minute before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-27" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-27" type="given" value="RICHARD WEDD"/>RICHARD WEDD NASH</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, living at No. 4, Old George-street, Bermondsey. I was on Tower-hill with my horse and cart, and saw the prisoner, who I knew, having often seen him before, take a white pocket handkerchief out of Mr. Shepherd's pocket and pass it to another man—I told Mr. Shepherd, followed the prisoner, and pointed him out to a policeman—I am sure he is the man—since then I met the man who took the handkerchief; he saw me, and ran away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-28" type="surname" value="BRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-28" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BRAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 49). I took the prisoner, who was pointed out to me by Nash—he said Nash was a false-swearing man, it was not him at all—I have known the prisoner for eight or nine years in that neighbourhood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-676-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 27.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">It was stated by George Chitsey, an officer of Bridewell, that the prisoner had been under his charge for picking pockets nineteen times since</hi> 1840,
<hi rend="italic">besides once for assaulting the police.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-677-offence-1 t18530613-name-30"/>Edward Pattinson</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-31" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-31" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PATTINSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Depree and Austin, solicitors, of Lawrence-lane; I was clerk to the late Recorder. On Sunday night, 22nd May, I was at the foot of Holborn-hill, trying to put two little girls into one of the penny omnibuses, by the City Arms public house—there was a great crowd—I heard something crack at my left side, put my hand down, and touched the prisoner's hand, which was near my waistcoat pocket, where my watch was—I laid hold of his coat, and called "Police!"—I missed my watch—I did not lose sight of the prisoner—I am certain he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had two omnibuses come up, which were full?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and persons who were waiting rushed up to the next before those who were in it had alighted—the prisoner was at my side, and others were at my back—I do not remember that I had looked at the watch since 9 o'clock, but I know I had it, because I saw the prisoner look at me and nod, in Victoria-street, five or six minutes before, and I put my hand to my watch, thinking that very strange—I found it was all right—I had never seen the prisoner before, but have no doubt of his being the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WORRALL</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Cook, the barrister. I was with Pattinson, waiting to put two young ladies into an omnibus, and saw the prisoner there in the crowd—I afterwards saw that Pattinson had hold of his hand—he held him by the coat collar till a policeman came—I saw the prisoner's hand outside Pattinson's pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he not trying to get into the omnibus like other people?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was in the crowd.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-33" type="surname" value="HEX"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM HEX</persName> </hi>. I take the
<hi rend="italic">skids</hi> from the omnibuses at the foot of Holborn-hill, and have done so for twenty years—I found a watch on this evening at the corner of Farringdon-street, outside the door of the City Arms, about half a yard from the kerb.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-34" type="surname" value="WRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-34" type="given" value="CHARLES JONAS"/>CHARLES JONAS WRENCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 211). On this Sunday night I heard a cry of "Police!" at the corner of Victoria-street, and found the prisoner in charge—I took him—this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was afterwards brought to the station by a man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long after you bad taken the prisoner to the station was the watch brought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ten minutes or a quarter of an hour afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-35" type="surname" value="PATTINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-35" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PATTINSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is the watch I lost.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you know it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Here is the bill of it, containing the maker's name, and the number of it—I was about a yard from the kerb-stone when I lost it—it was fastened with a chain round my neck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-677-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-36" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-36" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 214). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>:"
<hi rend="italic">Central Criminal Court. James Hayes, convicted April</hi>, 1848,
<hi rend="italic">of stealing money from the person. Confined Three Months</hi>")—I was present—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.** Aged 19.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-677-18530613 t18530613-677-punishment-8"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>-Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; 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="t18530613-name-39" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a soldier in the Royal Artillery. About a fortnight ago I was in the Crooked Billet public house, Tower-hill—I went into the tap room between 2 and 3 o'clock—I took my coat off and laid it on a form—I was talking to some soldiers of the Guards—I got up to go away, and missed my coat—I have never seen it since—I saw the prisoner in the tap room—she had not been in company with me—I had not seen her before—it was a blue cape coat, like this one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-40" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD JEMMETT</persName> </hi>. I was in the Crooked Billet, on 11th May—I went in about 7 o'clock in the evening, and stayed till about 9—I saw Smith talking to some foot guards—the prisoner was on the opposite side of the form—I am sure it was her—I saw Smith with a blue coat like this one—he put it across a form—I saw the prisoner put it under her arm» and take it out—I am quite sure she is the person—I went with the soldiers to look alter her, but could not see her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 36). On the evening of 12th May I took the prisoner at the Crooked Billet—as we were going to the station she said she was going to take it to a
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went to get half a pint of beer, and a young woman said she was to take this young man's coat, and get some money; she asked me to go with her; when we got out she asked me if I would pawn it; I said I did not know where it was; she asked me again, and I took it, and as I was going along a woman ran against me, and took the coat; I went after her, but could not find her; I went and inquired; I went the next day to the Crooked Billet, and was taken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<p>of Mr. Tucker's there, but there was no horse in it, and no man with it—Mr. Tucker came to me, and kept the prisoner till a policeman came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner attempt to run away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had driven the cart from Datchet-common—my little brother was with me and Mr. Stealer's brother—no strange man spoke to me—I did not give any man a lift on the cart—I did not stop at any public-house from the time I left Datchet—I had nothing to deliver till I got to Mr. Tucker's—I stopped just against the Duke of Wellington, at Hyde-park—I did not stop from that time till I got to Giltspur-street—I saw a cart without a horse in it—I did not see other carts and horses in the street—I am in the habit of driving a horse and cart in London—I often go to Giltspur-street—I do not know that there were other horses and carts close to me—I will not say there were not—the prisoner had got the bundle on the ladder of the cart at the time I spoke to him—he was just got on the ground—I did not see that he had a book in his hand—he made no attempt to rim away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he show you the cart or man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not see any other cart besides the one without the horse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you take this parcel from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From Messrs. Keen's, at Horton Mills; I brought it to London—it was to be delivered at Hammersmith—I had come through there in the morning, but they were not up, and I bad to leave it in going home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-47" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK TUCKER</persName> </hi>. I am the son of John Tucker; he lives in Giltspur-street. On Wednesday, 25th March, I saw the prisoner in Morgan's cart—he took a parcel from the hind part of the cart, and placed it on the fore ladder—Morgan ran across Smithfield, towards our yard, and the cart was standing outside our yard—I went to Morgan, and said, "What is the matter, Fred?"—he said, "This man has taken a parcel out of the cart"—I caught hold of the prisoner, and held him till a policeman came—the prisoner said, "Hold, hold! let me go; I will show you the man who sent me for it. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> But you held him tight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did not struggle to get away—he invited me to accompany him to the man—I did not think proper to acquiesce in the proposal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any other cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was one cart outside, but it had no horse in it—there was no other cart there—the prisoner did not point to any man or cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi> 263). I took the prisoner in custody from Frederick Tucker—the prisoner said, "A man with a horse and cart gave me this book," producing one, "and told me to fetch the parcel from out of the cart"—I have looked through this book—there is a pencil mark or two in it, but no writing that you can understand—I said to him, "Where is the man with the horse and cart?"—he said, "I don't know him, I can't see him now"—I said, "Where was he?"—he said, "There," pointing towards Smithfield—I took the parcel off the railings; it contains twenty-five shawls—I took the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did be not say the man told him he would give him a pint of beer for his trouble?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not in my hearing.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-682-offence-1 t18530613-name-54"/>William Brind</persName>: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-682-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-683-offence-1 t18530613-name-56"/>Thomas Webber</persName>: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18530613-683-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18530613-683-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-683-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart, Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I bought the trowsers of you on the Sunday morning, and you told me not to take them away on a Sunday, as it looked so bad.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You mentioned to me on Sunday morning that you should like to have the trowsers, and I said I would consider of it, but I never received a halfpenny from you—I am quite sure I did not give you possession of them; I left them hanging on the rail, and the concertina in the box—nothing was taken from the box but the concertina.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The concertina was not in the box.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 614.) On Friday, 20th May, Bragg gave the prisoner into my charge in Sun-street—I searched him, and found eight duplicates on him, and he was wearing these trowsers (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in the prosecutor's bedroom, and asked him if he would sell me the trowsers; he said yes, I should have them for 2
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<hi rend="italic">of stealing the trousers.</hi> Aged 19.—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-68" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HERITAGE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Heritage, who keeps a beer shop in Rope maker-street, Finsbury. On Tuesday, 24th March, about half past 2 or 20 minutes to 3 o'clock, I saw my husband's watch hanging in the bar parlour—shortly before I missed it a boy came in—I cannot swear that the prisoner is the lad, but I know him very well by his serving in his father's shop—the lad said he had dropped a penny down the area; I said, "If you come in the morning you shall have it;" he went outside, and presently three boys came in—I am not certain whether the first boy was one of them, or whether the prisoner was one of them—they asked for a pint of beer, I served them—they were outside the bar—they wanted some bread and cheese—I did not like their appearance, and would not give them any; upon which they went out and brought some in, and asked me to let them have a knife, which I did—I kept my eye on them, but my parlour is dark—I cannot swear to either of them, but have every reason to believe the prisoner is one of them—one of them asked me to let him go into the yard; I said he might go; when he got into the passage the dog interfered with him, and fearing the dog might do him an injury I went to him, leaving no one in the place; when I came back the other two boys we're gone; the boy who had gone to the yard went after them, and I then missed my watch—I went to the station directly—this is the watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), I saw it on the following Thursday at the pawnbroker's—the boy never went into the yard, the dog would not let him; he only went into the passage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN MARK"/>JOHN MARK BULL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 151.) I beard of this robbery, and on 8th June took the prisoner at his father's house, 67, Chiswell-street—I told him he was charged with being concerned, with two others, in stealing a watch from a beer shop—he made no answer—I asked him where he was the day before the Derby day, in the afternoon; he said he was out, but he did not know where he was—I took him to Mrs. Heritage, who said in his presence, "That is one of the boys"—he made no reply—I took him to the station, searched him, and found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-70" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Francis Cotton, a pawnbroker, of Hackney-road. I produce a silver watch, which I took in pledge on 24th May, I believe from the prisoner—I have the counterpart of the ticket—it is pledged in the name of William Reece, 14, Artillery-place—I advanced 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it—I have never seen the prisoner before, but have no doubt about his being the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURGOYNE</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Case, a tailor, of Ropemaker-street, opposite Mr. Heritage's. On Tuesday, 24th May, I was at work there between half-past 2 and 8 o'clock, and saw three boys go in to Mr. Heritage's—the prisoner is one of them—I know him by sight well, and have no doubt of him—one came out first, and went down the street, and about two minutes afterwards the other two, of whom the prisoner was one, came out together—the prisoner was the last that came out—I had seen him before in the neighbourhood—Mrs. Heritage did not come out till after they had gone down the street—then she came over and told us—I did say before the Magistrate, "I cannot swear to the prisoner as one of the boys," but 1 have no doubt about it—I believe he is the boy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Had I a hat or a cap on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A hat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-72" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HERMITAGE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The boys were all in company till one left to go into the yard, and during the time I was in the passage the other two slipped out with the watch—the one with me then went right out at the door, and took no notice—there was nobody else in the bar or the parlour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> If the policeman was looking after me he might have seen me, because I was in my father's shop serving until the day I was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-687-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 17.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN MACK</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-688-offence-1 t18530613-name-74"/>Mary Ann Kipps</persName>; with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18530613-name-75" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-75" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN KIPPS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Kipps, of Henry-place, Longlane. On 3rd of June, about 9 o'clock at night, I was at Oxford Arms-passage, Warwick-lane, Newgate-street—the prisoner came up to me, and said, did I want her—I said, "No"—she said, "You are wanted down here"—I said, "Who wants me?"—she said, "You go"—I said, "No," and she seized me with her left arm round my neck, and I felt a scratch at the side of my neck—she then threw a quantity of pepper in my face, out of her hand—I then saw her change a razor from her left into her right hand, she cuddled me in tome way with her arms, and I felt the sharp edge of the razor passed all over my throat—I had a shawl and a handkerchief tight round my neck, which were both cut through, but my throat was not cut—it was just scratched, but did not bleed—I think the mark is gone now, but I was cut across the breast—the skin was cut through—it bled a little, but very trifling—I put my hands up with the intention of seizing her arm, and my fingers went across the edge of the razor, and it cut all my fingers, two of them very severely—the top of one of them was very nearly cut off—the prisoner's hands were seized, and I went to the hospital, and had my fingers dressed—my shawl is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you were in the service of a person named Pike?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My husband wait—he did net reside there—the prisoner was servant to. Mrs. Pike—there is no Mr. Pike—there were some jealous feelings in my mind as regards my husband's conduct with the prisoner, but the jealousy rested more with my husband than with her—I was more vexed with him from what had been transacted before than I was with her—this was on Monday—I had not been in company with the father and mother of the prisoner on the previous Sunday evening—I went to her father's house on the Monday afternoon—I did not meet the prisoner on the Sunday evening, and have angry conversation with her, but we watched her, and saw her meet my husband—I am certain of that—I was a little beyond Christ Church-passage, and saw the prisoner come there, my husband came from the opposite side of the street—they met in the middle of the road, but directly he saw his mother and me he ran away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you came up with the prisoner had not you and your mother angry conversation with her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We called her a
<hi rend="italic">bunter</hi>, for knowing that he was a married man and had four-children—she did not say it was not her fault, but was altogether my husband's fault; she denied it altogether—she did not deny having any improper intimacy with my husband, and say it was him who had followed her; she did not say she had seen him at all that evening—I did not tell her I should like to stab her, I never thought of such a thing; nor did my mother say so—I did not go to the father and mother of the prisoner the next morning; I saw her mother next day, I did not tell</p>
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<p>her her daughter would be soon in Newgate; I said, "I am very sorry to understand that your daughter carries a knife about, but you may depend upon it, that if I saw the knife, I should lock her up"—I had no angry words with the prisoner on this evening before she cut me with the razor; nothing further passed than what 1 have said.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the meaning of the word bunter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a word that my husband is in the habit of using, I suppose it means a whore; I called her the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 241). I took the prisoner, and produce this razor, which was brought to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, living at No. 10 Evangelist-court, Broadway, Black friars. I saw the prisoner and prosecutrix together on this night; the prisoner had a razor in her right hand, like this one produced—the prosecutrix's hand was bleeding very much—I believe the prisoner was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not see any of the altercation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I came up just as it was over.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-78" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Jacob Marshall, a policeman. I am female searcher at the Smithfield station—I searched the prisoner, and took from her pocket this razor-case, and the key of a street door—she said, "I went into St. Paul's Churchyard this morning to buy this razor, for the express purpose of cutting this woman"—she was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Before she made that statement had you some conversation with her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; two of her fingers were cut, and the blood was streaming from them; she was sent to the hospital to have them bound up—she did not say that the prosecutrix had improperly accused her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-688-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> Aged 24.</p>
<hi rend="italic">William Ford, of Oxford Arms-passage; William Dudling, landlord of the Oxford Arms; and Daniel Mack, the prisoner's father, gave her, on a subsequent day, an excellent character.</hi>)
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-689-offence-1 t18530613-name-81"/>Samuel Sugden</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-82" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WINTER</persName> </hi>. I am a
<hi rend="italic">ruche</hi> manufacturer, which is a kind of fancy trimming; I live at No. 11, Elder-street, Finsbury. The prisoner was partially in my service three hours a day to take orders and sell goods for me, but he had no authority to receive money for me—I always sent the goods by my boy; the prisoner only went with samples to obtain orders—I collect myself—I know the prisoner's receipt; this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is in his writing—he had no authority to sign it, or to receive the money—he received it after he had left my service for the day—he was in my service from 9 to 12 o'clock, after which he was at liberty to work for any other person—he has never accounted to me for this money; it is 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Sugden, Bores, and Co. owed me that amount—the prisoner told me on the Saturday after he left me that he got into bad company and spent the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-83" type="given" value="CHARLER"/>CHARLER RIDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Sugden, wholesale warehousemens; they owed Mr. Winter 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I do not remember the prisoner coming for orders, but I know I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to somebody, who gave me this receipt for it—I cannot say whether it was written in my presence, as I paid perhaps 200 or 300 people on the same day—I have no recollection of the circumstance—I cannot say whether the invoice was produced to me by the person I paid, or whether it had laid two or three days in my office—I never offer travellers money unless they bring an invoice for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This invoice is in my writing, but the receipt is the prisoner's—he was to get orders in my name, not in his own—I made this invoice out on the 13th, and it was delivered, with the goods, by ray boy, who has left since the money was received on the 16th—the boy gives the invoice to the young lady who receives the goods, and she signs it—she is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-690-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY. Aged 22.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-692-offence-1 t18530613-name-90"/>Thomas Tice</persName>, with intent to resist his lawful apprehension, Mr. M. Murdo, the surgeon of the gaol, suggested that the prisoner was not in a fit state of mind to be called upon to plead, upon which tie Jury were sworn to try the fact.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-91" type="given" value="GILBERT"/>GILBERT M'MURDO</persName> </hi>. I have had the prisoner under my care for some time—I do not believe him to be in a state of mind to understand what he is doing, or to plead to the indictment, and defend himself.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530613-693-offence-1 t18530613-name-93"/>John Jackman</persName>, and stealing 3 pairs of boots, value 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; his goods.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, of No. 189, Drury-lane. On 16th May, between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning, I was awoke fey the police I meet down stairs, and found a shutter of the shop down, and a window broken—I missed three pairs of boots from the window, which were there the night before—the house was also safe when I went to bed, and the window was sound—my house is in the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you shut the «hatters up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I put up the bar the last thing—the boots were there then—I am sure of that—the window was fall then—there was no vacancy in the rows of boots, the rails were full.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the boots you missed been opposite the pane of glass which you found broken?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the boots taken could all have been reached from the broken pane—a person with a long arm could have taken more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a lamp lighter, of 19, Kaingsgate-street, Holborn, On the morning of 16th May, about 10 minutes to 4 o'clock, I was in Broad-street, St. Giles's, putting out the lamps, and saw the prisoner crossing Broad-street from Drury-lane—I had seen him before that morning, about twenty yards from Mr. Jackman's—he had nothing with him then—he asked me what time it was—when I saw him a second time he bad some boots under his arm, and was coming in a direction from Mr. Jackman's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it quite right?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not quite when I saw him the first time—he was then on the other side of Drury-lane to me—I did not take particular notice of him—when I saw him the second</p>
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<p>time with the boots I was as close to him as I am to yon, and I knew him as the person I had seen before—I told the policeman I had seen him twice—I am positive he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you see him the first time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Drury-lane; I was then unlocking the ladder—he asked me what time it was, and I said it was 20 minutes past 3—when I saw him again it was 10 minutes to 4 by St. Giles's Church clock—I am in the employ of the Equitable Gas Company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-96" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 88). I was on duty on this morning in Drury-lane. About 10 minutes past 4 o'clock I received information from Adams, who pointed the prisoner out to me—he ran and threw a bundle away, which I picked up, and overtook him at the top of Museum-street—I do not remember that he said anything—the bundle contained these three pair of boots (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went to Mr. Jackman's shop, and called him up, and then took the prisoner to the station—the bar of the shop window had been wrenched from its socket—that would require considerable force to do.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined, Q.</hi> How far from where the boots were dropped was it that you took the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 100 yards; I am quite sure I took the same man who dropped them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What distance from Mr. Jackman's house was it that you saw him drop the boots?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 200 yards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JACKMAN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These are my boots; they are my own make, and are what were in the window when I went to bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you any mark on them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, my own mark, and also that of the journeyman who made them—I never sell any without punching them, and these are not punched—my assistants do not sell unless I am out of the way—I was at home the whole of that day, and nobody sold but me. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530613-693-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREY</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.;</p>
<p>Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-698-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 62.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE NEW
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-108" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I keep a fancy repository at Islington. On 6th May, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening, Smith came and purchased some articles—she paid me with a half crown—I examined it, and did not like the look of it—I tried it with my teeth, and returned it to her—at that time Mr. Shepherd came in and took it from her—she was given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a haberdasher. On 6th May I saw the prisoners and a man together for about half an hour in Cross-street, Balls Pond-road—they then separated—the man and Smith went down a short street leading to the Balls Pond-road—the other two women went another way—I followed them first—I then came back, and saw the man going away in a direction from Mrs. Ellis's shop—I looked in the window, and saw Smith in Mrs. Ellis's shop—I went in, and saw Smith standing at the counter, and a half crown, which looked like a counterfeit, was on the counter—Mrs. Ellis took it up, examined it, and returned it to Smith—I snatched it from her, marked it with a cross, and put it in my pocket—it was not out of my sight at all—I am sure that the one I took was what Smith uttered—I left Smith with a greengrocer whom I had called in, and went out,
<hi rend="italic">collared</hi> the man, and brought him back to the shop—he had some skeleton key's in his pocket—he got away—I then followed the other two prisoners till I found a constable—I told him, and got him to conceal himself, and as the prisoners passed they were taken—I gave the half crown to the officer after I marked it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 273). On 6th May I was on duty in the Lower-road, Islington—I received information from the last witness, accompanied him, and found Horner and Newman together, standing on the footpath in the Lower-road—I took Horner, and the last witness took Newman—I told Horner it was for being concerned with the others in uttering bad money—she said she knew nothing about it, and she had no bad money about her—I said I would search her—she refused to be searched in the street, and I took her
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Mrs. Ellis's shop—I there found Smith in custody—I saw the sergeant take out of Horner's left hand a parcel, which being opened contained six bad half crowns wrapped in paper—she said, "They were merely put into my band to hold for a short time"—they were then taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Horner.</hi> I said I had got no bad money about me, and I would not be searched by a man, but I would by a woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MONAGHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, N</hi> 88). I was called to Mrs. Ellis's shop—I found Smith, and took her in charge—in about 10 minutes the other two prisoners were brought by the last witness and Mr. Shepherd—I told the constable to bring them in, that we should search them before they went any farther—Horner said she would not be searched by a man, but a woman—I laid hold of her hand, which was closed; I forced it open, and found in it a piece of rag, containing six counterfeit half crowns, wrapped separately in pieces of paper—they were in a rag besides a handkerchief—she</p>
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<p>said to Newman, "He ought not to have given them to me, and cut away like that;" she afterwards said, "I had not had them 5 minutes"—these are the six half crowns, and this is the one that came from Shepherd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These seven half-crowns are all counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Horner's Defence.</hi> I and Newman were going down the road; we met the man; he asked if we had any money; we said, "No;" he said, "Walk with me, and you will soon get some;" he gave me the parcel to hold; I did not know what was in it.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-701-18530613 t18530613-701-punishment-28"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POST</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Snell, a surgeon in the City-road. On 12th May I was serving on his premises—the prisoner came about 2 o'clock—he asked for two ounces of salts—I served him—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a shilling—I gave him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he left the shop, and when he was gone I perceived the shilling was bad—I bent it, and put it in the till away from other money—there were other shillings there, but very few—I did not put that with the other money—on the same afternoon, between 5 and 6 o'clock, I was serving in the shop—the prisoner came again,' and asked for a 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of lint, and he put down another shilling—I knew him again, and when he put down the shilling I examined it, and tried it with the detector, and found it was bad—it cracked—I gave it to Mr. Snell—I got the other shilling out of the till—I gave them both to Mr. Snell, and told him that was the second bad shilling the prisoner had brought that afternoon—the prisoner was then in the shop—he was going out, but I called him back, and Mr. Snell told me to look out for a policeman—I went to the door, and the prisoner ran out—I followed him, brought him back to the shop, and he was given in custody—after the first shilling was passed I was in the shop till the second was passed—no one else had been in the shop but Mr. Snell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You put the shilling in the till when you gave me the change?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was bent before I put it in—I marked both the shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-115" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and live in the City-road. The last witness attends in my shop—I recollect seeing the prisoner on 12th May—I was coming out of the surgery into my shop—my assistant was there—he told me that the prisoner had presented a bad shilling before, and he had come again to present another, and he had detained him—I told the prisoner to wait, and I told the witness to look out for a constable—the prisoner waited a little time, and then he bolted out of the door—I called "Stop thief," and he was brought back—immediately afterwards a policeman came in, and I gave him the two shillings—my assistant gave them to me—the prisoner said, "Don't be hard with me," and I believe he said so in the presence of the policeman—I believe I had not been to the till at all that day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 403.) On 12th May I was on duty in the City-road; I went into Mr. Snell's shop, and the prisoner was given into my custody for uttering counterfeit coin—I produce two counterfeit shillings given to me by Mr. Snell—I told the prisoner he was charged with uttering counterfeit coin—he said he did not know the shilling was bad—I told him there was another—he said he knew nothing about that—I searched him, and found nothing more on him—after he had been remanded</p>
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<p>by the magistrate he said he had been made the victim of tome person, who he thought was doing him good—these are the two shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had been out of work two months, and a man gave me them, who I used to go
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the same school with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-702-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 21.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE REES</persName> </hi>. I am barman, at the Ship Tavern. On Sunday, 29th May, about half past 10 o'clock at night, I was serving there—the prisoner came to the house and asked for a pint of beer—I served him—he paid me with a bad shilling—I examined the shilling and broke it in two pieces—I gave the smaller piece to the prisoner; I then gave the larger piece to Mr. Dwyer, the manager, who was in the bar parlour—I did not say whether it was good or bad, I merely handed it to him—the prisoner said he was not aware it was a bad one—when I returned from giving the large piece to Mr. Dwyer, the prisoner was gone—I had seen him fling the small piece under the seat, and saw Mr. Dwyer pick it up the same night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you swear that I called for half a pint of beer, and that I gave you a good shilling afterwards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I said a pint of beer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DWYER</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Ship Tavern. I got a piece of a counterfeit shilling from the last witness—I went outside immediately, and followed the prisoner into the street—the last witness pointed him out to me; he was walking away—I went and asked him where he got the shilling from; he said, "Just down here"—there was a policeman there, and I said, "We will go and see where he got it"—the prisoner then said be got it at St. Albans; I then gave him into custody—as he was going to the station I followed closely, and just as we got to the corner of Windmill-street the prisoner made a gesture with his hand, and I heard something like the sound of a coin—I told the policeman to stop, and I picked up a shilling at the place where what I heard seemed to fall—it was two or three feet from the prisoner—I gave it to the policeman, and I said, "Here is another bad shilling"—the prisoner said it was one which I had brought with me, and dropped—I had received a piece of a counterfeit shilling from the last witness; I found the other piece—I gave them to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There was a piece of paper about the shilling thatyoushowed to the policeman. I saw you pick it off.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, there was no paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-121" type="given" value="ENOCH"/>ENOCH COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 175). On Sunday night, 29th May, 1 took the prisoner into custody about half past 10 o'clock—I heard the sound of a coin fall at the corner of Windmill-street—I taw it was a shilling on the pavement; I saw Mr. Dwyer pick it up—I stopped the prisoner—he tried to get along as quickly as possible from it—Mr. Dwyer pointed with his finger, and said, "Here is another shilling;" the prisoner said he knew nothing about it, and that Mr. Dwyer said he had plenty of them, and he must have put it there himself—I produce the shilling and the two pieces.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> As you and I walked on before the witness, were there not two women at the door of a shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I noticed one woman; I taw no paper about the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-122" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never knew it was a bad shilling; I am a shoemaker, and came from Northampton, and I am a stranger in town.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530613-703-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 58.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-124" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HITCHCOCK</persName> </hi>. On Saturday, 28th May, I met the prisoner—he asked me to go and take part of a pint of ale—I went, and after that he gave me a shilling to go and get him a quarter of a pound of soap; I did so, and brought him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he asked me to go home with him, and said he would make a comfortable home for me—I went with him to somewhere near St. Giles's—I remained with him till the Monday morning—I then left him, and on Tuesday I met him again—he asked me to go and have some ale, and he asked me to go to a chemist's shop, and get two ounces of salts or Id., worth of pills, and he gave me a shilling—I went into the shop, asked for the pills, and gave the shilling—the chemist said it was bad, and cut it in two or three pieces with a pair of scissors; he kept the pieces—I told him the person that gave it me was outside—I went out to the prisoner, and told him it was bad; he said it was no such thing—he was then in Crawford-street, close by the chemist's door—he wanted me to go to a tobacconist's shop for half an ounce of tobacco, and he offered me a shilling—I would not take it; I told him I would not go—he went himself to the tobacconist's—he returned to me, and wanted me to go to a cheese monger's shop for some cheese; I would not go—we had some words, and he struck me—a constable came up, and I gave him in charge for striking me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-125" type="given" value="FRANCIS JOHN"/>FRANCIS JOHN SHEEHAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Jerrard, a chemist and surgeon, in Crawford-street. On Tuesday, 31st May, the last witness came for 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of pills—she gave me in payment a bad shilling—I cut it in pieces, and gave them to the constable the same evening.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 144). I saw the prisoner and the first witness talking on 31st May; I could not hear what they said, but I saw the prisoner strike her a blow on the side of the head—he ran away; I ran and took him—as we were going along, when we got within fifty yards of the station, he got his right hand in his trowsers pocket, drew it out, and threw down a brown paper parcel near my feet—I took it, and kept it in my left hand till I got to the station—I there found that it contained five counterfeit shillings—I found on him a sixpence and a halfpenny—I went to the chemist's shop with Hitchcock and there got this shilling, which is cut into pieces.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all counterfeit, and three of them are from the same mould as the broken one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>, I am nearly blind, and could not see good money from bad; what was bad this woman must have had, I had no bad money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said I did not know whether I got it from Mr. Lowe's, but I was in the habit of getting change there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not ask me for some money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked you for some money; you said all you had was a crown, and you gave it me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>, He knew nothing against my respectability to the present time; and Gough knows me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I have known him eighteen months or two years, he kept a shop—I never heard anything against him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-133" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GOUGH</persName> </hi>. I have known him a considerable time; he has been a hard-working man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown that is bent is bad—these two found behind the door are bad, and from the same mould—the one found on the prisoner is also bad, and from the same mould as the bent one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence</hi>, I was going home that morning, and was accosted by two females in Portland-road; they asked me to drink; I went into a public house, and spent about half a crown; T asked for change for a sovereign; the landlord was a long time about it, and a gentleman there gave me two crown pieces and some silver; I came to Tottenham Court-road, and met this female, who asked me if I could give her some money, as she had not got a bed to go home to; I gave her a crown; I have had a very good character before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-138" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of John Stevenson, a butcher, in Trinity-lane. On Friday, 20th May, the prisoner came to our shop, about 9 o'clock in the evening—he bought something, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered me a shilling in payment—I bent it, and called my father—he told him he would give him in charge, and the prisoner ran out of the shop—he was stopped by a policeman—I gave the shilling to my father.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher. I received a bad shilling from my daughter—I asked the prisoner where be got it—he told me had taken it—I told him I would give him in charge—he ran out—I called to have him stopped—he was stopped, and I gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 449). I heard a cry about 9 o'clock at night, on 20th May—I saw the prisoner running—he was going into Queen-street—I brought him back to Mr. Stevenson—I found nothing on him—I got one bad shilling from Mr. Stevenson, and one from Mr. Flowers.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; The
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD CHIEF BARON POLLOCK</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE ERLE</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Baron Pollock, and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HENRY POWELL</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18530613-708-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18530613-708-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-708-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> (
<hi rend="italic">indicted with Joseph Far rail not in custody</hi>), feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for money with intent to defraud. Other
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNTS</hi>, charged the prisoner with harboring the said Joseph Farrall, knowing him to have committed the said felony.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARKSON, HUDDLESTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAYLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-145" type="surname" value="DAVIDSON,"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIDSON, ESQ</persName> </hi>., M. D. I live at Shaftsbury-house, Bayswater. From Oct. 1847, down to the present year, I have been the holder of 20. 009
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the Three per Cent. Annuities—I think I received the last dividend on 22nd Oct. 1847; since when having no occasion for the dividends, I have not received them, thinking it was safest to leave them in the funds—the signature, "T. Davidson," to these two dividend warrants, No. 141 and 142 is not my writing, nor is it written by my authority—they purport to be warrants for the half yearly dividends, Oct; 1851, and April, 1852, and are for 291
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., each, deducting income tax.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Just look at the«e other eight dividend warrants numbered 134 to 140, and also this one, No. 143, beginning at April, 1848, and ending at the half year ending Oct. 1852. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of the prisoner submitted that one case only could be gone into; the present indictment being confined to a single case, the question of guilty knowledge on the part of the accessory did not arise, and could not be at all elucidated by the number of uttering proved against the principal, who was absent</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">on the same side</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">contended that the course now taken was turning the specific charge in the indictment into a general one; if it could be shown that Farrall had obtained a great deal of money by committing a burglary, it would not be evidence upon the present indictment. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that in order to prove guilty knowledge, it was necessary to prove that the prisoner perfectly well knew in what rank of life his companion who was in the possession of a large sum of money, was, and that the case was like that of a man charged with burglary, who leaves behind him an article stolen from another house where he has committed a burglary; in which case evidence of the previous burglary would be admissable if he could be identified as having committed it; it would be impossible to come to a just conclusion without hearing the whole of the evidence.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at the signature to these warrants, and tell me whether they are in your writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> None of them; nor are they written by my authority.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-146" type="surname" value="HARISSON,"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-146" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HARISSON, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England. I know Farrall—he was an assistant clerk in the Consol Office—he ceased to be so, I think, in Feb. this year—I have seen him write, and am acquainted with his writing—the attestation to the receipts to these dividend warrants Not. 141, 142, and 143, are his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-147" type="surname" value="PATER"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN JAMES"/>JOHN JAMES PATER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the senior clerks in the Dividend Office, Bunk of England. The course pursued with respect to dividends is this; the party applying is asked the name, and then, "What amount of Stock?" if he answers the right amount, the book is turned round for his signature, and he signs it—if a man signs instead of a woman or a woman instead of a man, or a child of ten years old, I should stop it—with those exceptions we take it, that the person applying is the right person, except in cases where the dividend is above 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., when if the clerk does not know the party it is his duty to refer to the former signature, and if it corresponds, the dividend is paid to the party applying—and further than that, we have to put our initials</p>
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<p>against the signature in the former dividend book to show that we have referred to it—unpaid warrants in arrear are checked every three months from the dividend book—if the dividend book in any instance purports not to be signed by the party who signs the warrant, we take it out upon what is called the query sheet—the dividend book is signed at the same moment that the warrant is delivered—on 31st July, in consequence of a communication made to me, a comparison was made between the dividend warrants remaining in the drawer of the reduced stock, and the dividend books, upon which it turned out that the dividend book in respect of two warrants for Mr. Davidson's dividends, Nos. 141 and 142 had not been signed—I went to the check officer, and examined the warrants which were attested by Joseph Farrall—in Nov. last I again examined the dividend book as to the 141st and 142nd warrant of Dr. Davidson, it was still unsigned, and I reported it to my superior officer, Mr. Palmer—the 143 dividend book was made up about 4th Oct. last; I did not make it up—I made a memorandum in the book respecting the two preceding dividends to call the attention of the clerk who paid them to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-148" type="surname" value="ROWLATT"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-148" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ROWLATT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Dividend Office of the Bank of England. I knew Mr. Farrall; he was in the Dividend Office in June, last year; he sat over against my desk at that time—that was near the dividend drawer; it was close adjoining to the drawer where the warrants for Dr. Davidson's stock would be—he would have access to the drawer containing those dividend warrants—the drawer was not locked—he was working at what we call the shutting work, preparing the books for the Consol July dividends, at which time the clerks sit just where they can find room—I think he usually sat at that place at the same period.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-149" type="surname" value="ATKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-149" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN ATKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England. On 18th June last I was on duty to pay dividend warrants—I have been in the Bank fourteen years, and am acquainted with the persons of many of the Bank clerks—I bad returned from one of the branch banks about six months before this—on 18th June I cashed these two dividend warrants, Nos. 141 and 142—it must have been about 3 o'clock in the day, because they were the last that were paid, and we close at 3 o'clock—I paid one 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 25730, dated 13th Jan., 1852, eight 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, numbered 94821 to 94828 inclusive, dated 5th April, 1852, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in cash—we never have two notes of the same number and date for the same amount.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-150" type="surname" value="GIBBONS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GIBBONS</persName> </hi>. I am an outfitter, of East Smithfield. Joseph Farrall, the Bank clerk, was a customer of mine—he owed me an account, and I received from him, on 2nd June last, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; on 12th June, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and on 23rd Sept., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not receive any money from him in July; it is very likely that Í changed notes for him in June or July—he very frequently asked me for change for a note—this is my book for June and July (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took one of these two notes of Farrall (
<hi rend="italic">looking at two</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">notes, Nos.</hi> 94125
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 94826,
<hi rend="italic">dated</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1852), and 1 think I received them both of him together in June or July, and gave him change for them, but I cannot say—I have settled about four accounts with him—on one occasion I said to him, "How is it that you require so much change? it is usual for bankers' clerks to require notes for gold, and not gold for notes?"—he said he was in the habit of collecting a great deal of money for the Bank of England—I cashed him two 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and be said, "I see you have plenty of gold, you may as well cash me a third," and I did so—I am confident that it was in Dec. that I spoke to him on the subject, and that was the last time that I changed any notes for him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have not changed larger notes fur him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; J hare known him two years, and considered him a respectable young man in his situation—I thought the account he gave was perfectly correct, and changed the notes—I am an experienced tradesman, and would not help a person who had committed a felony; on the contrary, I would bit him if I could, that is to say, figuratively speaking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-151" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-151" type="given" value="JOSEPH REECE"/>JOSEPH REECE ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Issue Department, Bank of England. On 21st June it was my duty to pay Bank notes which were presented—I changed a 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note that day—we are not in the habit of taking the numbers, we take the name; the name of Williams was on it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is No. 25730, dated 13th Jan., 1852; "Williams, 28 Commercial-road East," is on it—I paid for it seventeen 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, numbered 95034 to 95050 inclusive, three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, numbered 95101 to 95103, all dated lit May, 1852; and four 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, numbered 5085 to 5088 inclusive, dated 10th May, 1652.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-152" type="surname" value="WAYMARK"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-152" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WAYMARK</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in horses, and live in Blackman-street, Borough. I know Farrall—about 22nd June last he purchased a horse of me—I think the price was 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he paid me in 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank notes—on 24th June I paid money into my banker's, the London and Westminster Bank, Borough branch, and believe I paid those notes in, but cannot swear it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-153" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-153" type="given" value="ADOLPHUS"/>ADOLPHUS BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Borough branch of the London and Westminster Bank. Mr. Waymark keeps an account there—on 24th June he paid in these six 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes (
<hi rend="italic">looking at Nos.</hi> 95036
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 95041)—those are the only 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes he paid in that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-154" type="surname" value="SYKES"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-154" type="given" value="RICHARD JOHN"/>RICHARD JOHN SYKES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Issue Department, Bank of England. On 8th July last I changed a 1002. Bank of England note—I do not know the number—I gave twenty 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes for it—there were two numbered 96880 and 96881, dated 10th May, 1852—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them; the address on it is "T. Davidson, 19, Bower-street, Ratcliff-highway. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-155" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live in the Commercial-road East, and and am shopman to Mr. Walker, a pawnbroker. In July last Farrall purchased a gold watch and chain of me, and paid me with these two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 96880 and 96881.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-156" type="surname" value="AGAR"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-156" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS AGAR</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Issue Department of the Bank of England. On 10th July 1 was on duty, giving change for notes, and changed this 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 5085 (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for twenty 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, among which was one numbered 33540, and dated 2nd June, 1852—on 20th Aug. I changed two other 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, numbered 5086 and 5087, dated 10th May, 1852, for Farrall—I gave him forty 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, among which was one numbered 3346, dated 2nd Aug., 1852.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known Farrall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew him to be a clerk in the bank, that is all—I was not an acquaintance of his—I do not know whether his position was better than mine, but should think it was not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-157" type="surname" value="STEPHENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>. I I live at Brixton, and am a cashier of the Blackwall Railway. The prisoner Powell was formerly their station clerk—I have seen him write, and believe this "Edward Farrell, 19, York-place, Portman-square," on these two notes, No. 33540, 2nd June, 1852, and No. 3347, Aug. 2nd., 1852, to be Powell's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About four or five years—I have no doubt of it being his writing; if I had been in the habit of cashing checks for him, I should have cashed to that signature.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-158" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM SPENCER"/>WILLIAM SPENCER PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Dividend Office in the Bank. The bank clerk, Farrall did not, that 1 am aware of, fill the situation of collecting clerk in the Bank—I should say not, certainly—he certainly did not in June, last year—I remember one of the subordinate officers calling my attention to the non-signature of the 141st and 142nd dividends of Mr. Davidson in the book, and that the dividend warrants were gone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-159" type="surname" value="WHEELER"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-159" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Arrear Department of the Bank of England. It is my duty to give out to stock-holders dividends in arrear—I have the dividend books here—on 24th Jan. I had under my control the dividend warrants from the 134th to the 140th dividend of Dr. Davidson, on 20,009
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on the afternoon of that day Farrall either came to me or I saw him; he said that a party named Davidson had applied to him for a series of old warrants, but as 3 o'clock, which was closing time, was near, the party would come again; and that he believed he was a surgeon in the army or navy, and had been abroad—I understood that to be in reference to the number of warrants in arrear—the practice in my department is this: the party delivering the new warrant puts on the back the number of the warrant, then 1 proceed to pay all the arrear dividends back in regular order; or in other words, the title of the last being made out, all the rest follow as matter of course—on 25th Jan. this 143rd warrant was presented to me by a party who signed it "Davidson"—I do not know who that was; we take it as a matter of business—it is not part of my duty to satisfy myself of the identity of the person—I proceeded from the number on the back of this warrant, to hand out the warrants, to deliver them—before doing that I referred to the book, and I drew all the antecedent warrants in regular succession—I found that the dividend warrants of those years had not been issued—I gave all the back dividend warrants and the 143rd to the person presenting himself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-160" type="surname" value="LUSON"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-160" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LUSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England. In Jan. last it was my duty to cash dividend warrants, in the Rotunda—the total of these dividend warrants 134 to 140 inclusive, and No. 143 is 2,331
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 1
<hi rend="italic">dotted</hi> the sums up on the face of the 143rd warrant—the 134th to 140th are witnessed by Mr. Wheeler, and the 143rd by Farrall—I cashed them with four 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 49559 to 49562 dated 13th Jan., 1852—a 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 32305, April 12th, 1852, and the rest in cash.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would there have been any difficulty in having them changed in small notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; if he had applied for it all in 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes I should have given it—it would have been inconvenient to give it in gold, but if he had asked for it I should have given it; which was perfectly well known to a man in his position.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-161" type="surname" value="TILLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM COCK"/>WILLIAM COCK TILLEY</persName> </hi>. I am one of the clerks in the Bank. On 26th Jan., last, a Bank of England note for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., No. 49559, dated 13th Jan., 1852, was brought to me to change—the person asked for gold, and I gave 500 sovereigns for it—"John Brewster, Albion-terrace, Poplar" was written on it, and I added, "New Town" myself, in consequence of my not being satisfied with the address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-162" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-162" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MAY</persName> </hi>. I am one of the detective police of the City. In consequence of instructions, I went to Albion-terrace, Poplar, to ascertain whether there was such a person as John Brewster—I made all the inquiries I could, but could rind no such person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-163" type="surname" value="GRIFFITHS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-163" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Issue Department of the Bank of England. On 29th June, a 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., note was brought to me to change—I did not take the number of it, because notes are never issued again—</p>
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<p>this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it is No. 32305, April 12th, 1842—"James Griffiths, Gar ford-street, Lime house" is on it, as the name and address of the person I cashed it to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-164" type="surname" value="GRIFFITHS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-164" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am a metal manufacturer of Garford-street, Limehouse—I do not reside there, but have works there. The writing on this note is not mine—I have known the prisoner three or four years, by paying him money in the Railway Company's office merely; I do not know where he lives—one morning when I was paying at the Minories' station, he applied to me to know if I could recommend him to a situation—I believe he knew where I carried on my business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It was not thought necessary to trouble the Lord Mayor with your evidence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was not examined—I have no reason to believe the prisoner to be otherwise than a most respectable person—he held a responsible situation as clerk to the Black wall Railway Company—I do not know his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-165" type="surname" value="PHILCOX"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-165" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PHILCOX</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 52, Caroline-street, Stepney—I am is the service of the Black wall Railway Company, but am suspended at present. On 21st Feb., I met the prisoner in the Commercial-road—I bad known him before that—he had come down by the train—he asked me to go up to his house in Baker-street, to take some things for him; and to meet him at Ellis's stables, to take some goods for him—I met him there in the afternoon, and he told me to get a horse and cart; I got it; and then he asked me if I would go to the Bank for him, and change a 5002. note—he told me to get 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, and 2002. in gold; or 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, and 3002. in gold, I forget which—he gave me the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and told me if any inquiries were made, to say that a person outside gave it to me—I cannot say whether he said anything about Percival and Co.—I did not notice that name on the note—Ellis's stables are in the Commercial-road, near Stepney Gate; about two miles from the Bank—I believe the prisoner lived with his mother; he said he did not want his mother to know about the note—I presented the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note at the Bank, and asked for payment—some questions were asked me, and I was detained, and ultimately set at liberty but they kept the note—when I was set at liberty, I went back to the Blackwall Railway, and met the prisoner at the Stepney Railway Station, in White Horse-street—he was not in the Company's employ at that time—I had arranged to meet him at his house to take some goods for him, and met him by chance at the station: not on the platform, but in the office—he had not been with me to town—I told him what bad taken place at the Bank, and that I had been detained—he said he would set it all right in the morning, or something to that effect.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you tell them at the Bank where you got the note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I told them what the prisoner told me to say, that a person outside gave me the note; they did not ask me who the person was, that I am aware of—they asked me if I knew the person, and I said, "No;" but I did know him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not mention the prisoner's name at the Bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—after I left the prisoner, at the Stepney station, I went home to tea. and then he and I went to Ellis's stables, and saw Farrall there, who I knew as a passenger, but did not know his name at the time—I believe his name is Cunningham; he went by the name of Farrall—I have been to his house in Bromley-street, Mrs. Baxter's—(
<hi rend="italic">Mrs. Baxter was called into Court</hi>)—that is the lady—I saw Powell again that evening, in a chaise, by the George, in the Commercial-road—he asked me if I would go up as far as</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185306130024"/>
<p>the Minories with him—I did so, and minded the horse and chaise for a quarter of an hour, while he went away—he then returned, and asked me to drive the horse and chaise home to Mr. Ellis's—as I was doing so the tire of the wheel broke; I believe it was worn a good deal—I took it to Mr. Ellis's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known Farrall to speak to him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh yes, Sir, I knew him as a passenger—I had not seen him before I went to the Bank; I am quite sure about that—a little time before this I had had to take a bureau to the prisoner's house, one which he had had done up; nothing was to be done to it on this day, that I am aware of—I did not think the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note was improperly come by, but I told a falsehood about it, because I was taken off my guard—I swear that the prisoner told me to say that a man outside had given it to me—I swear I did not say that it came from Messrs. Percival and Co.; I did not mention their name, to the best of my recollection—I swear positively I did not mention their name, hut I believe their name was mentioned when I went to the Bank—I told the clerk I did not know the person who gave me the note—I told a lie because I was told to tell one—I do not always tell lies when people tell me to do so, but I was like a great many other people, I suppose—I have not been told to tell a lie to-day—it was because I was told to tell a lie that I did it—I do not always do so, but cannot say why I made an exception in this case—I was kept at the Bank two hours, but never told the truth—when I had told a falsehood I kept to it—I did not expect to meet Powell at the Stepney Station—I did not go into any room where he was; I only went across the office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You told the people at the Bank that a person outside had given it to you, did you go outside with the clerk to see if there was anybody there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-166" type="surname" value="CUMBERS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-166" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CUMBERS</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier, in the Bank of England. On 21st Feb. a 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note was brought to me for payment by Philcox—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it; it was not stopped, and I marked it for payment—I did not notice any writing on it—being a large amount I handed it to the first clerk, and he made inquiries—his name is William Taylor; he is not here (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Taylor was sent for</hi>)—we delivered the note, and afterwards set Philcox at liberty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You do not know what Philcox said?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I bad no conversation with him at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-167" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-167" type="surname" value="PERCIVALL"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-167" type="given" value="JONES"/>JONES PERCIVALL</persName> </hi>. I am a coal merchant of Rutland-wharf, Upper Thames-street. I know the prisoner; I have been in the habit of supplying his mother's house with coals for the last four or five years, but he has never been to my counting house to my knowledge—he has paid me bills when I have called at his mother's house—this "Percival and Co. "on this 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note is not in my writing, nor in that of anybody in my house—the name is spelt here with only one "
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," and my name is spelt with two—I did not authorize anybody to write that name, nor was the note ever in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The prisoner knew your name perfectly well?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and I should think he ought to know how it is spelt—I have known him about eighteen months—I have sent bills to his mother with my name properly spelt on them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-168" type="surname" value="SMEE,"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMEE, ESQ</persName> </hi>. I am chief accountant at the Bank of England. I knew Farrall very well, I think I should know his writing—I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the afternoon of 21st, or early on 22nd Feb.; to the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185306130025"/>
<p>best of my belief it is in Farrall's writing—on the morning of 22nd Feb, I beard of some inquiries respecting the presentation of a 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., note by Philcox, but it was not in my department—up to the time I received that letter, I had no intimation of Farrall's intention to leave—(
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the letter could not be given as evidence</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-169" type="surname" value="HOLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLDEN</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at Ellis' livery stables. I know Powell, he ordered a horse and a dog cart there; I cannot say the date—Philcox brought it back the same evening, with the tire of one of the wheels broken—I did not see Powell afterwards that evening, nor Farrall; bat next evening I received orders from Farrall to have a horse and gig at Mr. Baxter's house at six o'clock in the morning; in consequence of which I took the horse and gig there at 20 minutes before 7 o'clock, and Farrall came out, got into the gig, with a portmanteau and carpet bag, and a hat; he wore a cap with a little black peak, and drove away—the horse and gig were brought back by a stranger, about two days afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I do not understand you to say, that Powell ordered the gig?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was Farrall—Powell ordered the dog cart, that was not the cart that took Farrall away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-170" type="surname" value="BOGGIS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-170" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BOGGIS</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Globe public house, at the corner of Baker-street. I know Powell by going to his house, No. 19, York-place, and seeing him—I recollect seeing a horse and gig that had cone from Ellis's—on the morning of 22nd Feb., I saw the same gig, bat I cannot swear whether it was the same horse, in the New-road, at the door of the Globe—Farrall was driving it; he had a cap on 4 he sent sue to Mr. Powell's house to say that he wanted to speak to him—I knew Powell by sight, and had seen him at different times in Farrall's company—Mr. Powell came in about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes after; I took him the message, and they both went down the New-road together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-171" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am an innkeeper, living with my mother, at the Redcross Inn, Cherton, near Bromley. On Tuesday, 22nd Feb., in the evening, two persona drove up in a gig; the prisoner is one of them, and I should know the other if I saw him—they asked the way to Westerham, and I directed them—they had two glasses of ale, and very soon started—next evening, the 23rd, they came back again, and remained till the next day, Thursday—Mr. Harriss, the plumber, was in their company that night—they slept in the same room, and left next day—they had some luggage in the gig a portmanteau, a carpet bag, a cap, and a coat or two—I took them all out myself—when they left, the portmanteau was left behind, to be taken core of till called for—I afterwards gave it to the policeman, Lewis</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-172" type="surname" value="BURNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-172" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEOEGE BURNELL</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at the King's Arms, Westerham, On Tuesday night, 22nd Feb., Powell came there in a horse and gig, with another man—they bad a portmanteau, a carpet bag, and a hat case—they slept there that night—I had known Powell before, but it was perhaps twelve or fourteen years since I had seen him—they left about a quarter to 4 o'clock next day—I saw but very little of them during that time, as they were out walking—they went out by a thoroughfare through the back yard; that leads to the other end of the town, towards Godstone—when they drove away they went towards Godstone—there is a road that way to Keston, but it is not the direct rood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Powell know you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should say perhaps not—I do not know where he came from—-1 know that he was at Westerham when he was a lad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen anything of him for the last fourteen years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he did not recognize me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-173" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-173" type="surname" value="FAIRHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-173" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE FAIRHALL</persName> </hi>. I live at the Fox and Hounds public-house, at Cudham. On 23rd Feb., between 3 and 4 o'clock, two persons drove up in a gig, in a direction from Westerham—the prisoner is one of them—I did not notice how the other one was dressed—they stayed perhaps twenty minutes, and left a pair of leggings behind them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You, have not appeared before, have you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was at the Mansion-house, but was not called; I do not know Mr. James Harriss.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-174" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-174" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-174" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am landlady of the Red Cross Inn, at Keston. On 22nd Feb. the prisoner and another man came there in a chaise—they stayed a very short time, and returned next day—I afterwards saw them in the room where Mr. Harriss was—the prisoner and his companion supped together, in my presence—the prisoner's companion made the observation that the weather was cold, and I said that most London people felt cold when they came into the country, to which they replied that they were not Londoners—they slept in a double-bedded room—as they were about to leave on the morning of 24th Feb., the one who wore a cap asked me, in the prisoner's presence, if I would allow his portmanteau to remain there, and gave the name of Stephens—they both left together in the gig, about 11 o'clock, leaving the portmanteau behind—one of them, the prisoner I think, said, in the presence of the other, that they were going to Croydon to see a solicitor—the portmanteau remained in my charge till the next week, when May, one of the detective force, took possession of it, and delivered it to Lewis, another officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi>, Which of them was it said he was going to a solicitor at Croydon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was the prisoner; I am sure it was—I told the officer so when he asked me what the conversation was—Croydon is seven miles from my house—the one who gave the name of Stephens asked me to take care of his portmanteau, and not to let anybody have it, unless he came, or sent a note to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure it was that, or was it that the portmanteau was to be delivered to a person who would give the name of Stephens?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said, "My name is Stephens;" I do not know that Powell heard that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the size of the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not very large; they were both present when the observation was made about the solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-175" type="surname" value="HARRISS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-175" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARRISS</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, and live at Keston. On 23rd Feb., in the evening, I was at the Red Cross inn—I saw the prisoner there, and another person with him; a short man—we were in company about three hours—I heard the prisoner call the other man Farrall, but only once—he did not call him Stephens</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined, Q.</hi> Did Farrall address the other man as Powell?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not bear him address him by any name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-176" type="surname" value="BUCKLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-176" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUCKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a linkman. On Thursday, 24th Feb., I saw Mr. Powell near the Trinity House, about 10 minutes before 9 o'clock at night—I asked him whether I should mind his horse; he said, "Yes, will you mind it for four or five minutes for me?" I said, "Yes;" and he went away, and came back again, walked past the chaise to the corner of Saville's-gardens, then came back, got into the chaise, and asked me if I had anything particular to do; I said, "No;" he said, "Jump up here;" I did so, and he drove across Tower-hill, and up Tower-street—when we got opposite St. Dunstan's-hill he asked me if 1 knew my way to Stepney—I said, "Yes, I know it well;" he said, "I have got so much business, I have got to go to the west end of the town, and have not got time to take this chaise Dome"—he gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece, and told me to take the chaise to Mr. Ellis's—I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185306130027"/>
<p>cannot say how long I had been at work for that—I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say at that time that be had no smaller coin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I wanted 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay the gate, and he gave me the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece, so that I made 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by it—I was satisfied then, but I have had a great deal of trouble.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-177" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-177" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MAY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> On 28th Feb. I went to Keston, and saw Mr. Gordon and his mother—they showed me a portmanteau, which I afterwards delivered to Lewis, another officer—I broke it open, and found in it a great quantity of wearing apparel, and this card (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it has on it, "King and Powell, wine, bottled beer, and provision merchants."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you obtain the information which led you to Keston from Powell?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, from Gordon—he came to me—I do not know why, unless it was from Farrall and Powell being at his house—I do not know that it was through Powell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-178" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. On 21st Feb. I was acting as principal in the cashier's department of the Bank of England—I recollect Philcox coming with a 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he handed it to Mr. Cumbers, who banded it to me—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>)—I asked Philcox if it was Upper or Lower Thames-street—he said, "Upper"—I asked him the number; he said he did not know; I asked him if his name was Perceval; he said, "No;" I then asked him who gave him the note; he said he did not know; I said, "What, not know the party who gave you the note!" he then said it was a party outside who asked him if he had any objection to go into the Bank and get the note changed, and he said he had not—not liking his answers to my questions, I went down to the chief cashier; further inquiries were then made, a detective officer then accompanied Philcox outside to look for the man; the note was detained, and Philcox was allowed to go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you send anybody to follow Philcox?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not; one of the detectives was sent with him to see if he could find the man—he returned into the Bank again after that, bat was eventually allowed to go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had no right to keep the note and not keep him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I obeyed the orders of my superiors—I know nothing about what happened outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-179" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-179" type="surname" value="BAXTER"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-179" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BAXTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel Bowden Baxter, and live at No. 1, York-street East, Commercial-road; we did live at No. 19, Bramley-street, Commercial-road. In May, 1852, Farrall, the Bank clerk, came to lodge at my house—the prisoner was in the habit of coming there to see him—I have seen Mr. King there, and heard that a partnership was intended between Powell and him—on 21st Feb., between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, Farrall came home, and then left the house again for a few minutes—(I know Ellis's stables in the Commercial-road, they are a short distance from the house)—Farrall returned shortly afterwards and asked for some tea—he asked me how long it would be; I told him ten minutes, and he went out again for a quarter of an hour and then returned to his tea. after which he went out again till between 8 and 9 o'clock at night—in the course of that time Powell called and inquired for Farrall—I said he was not at home, and he went away immediately—between 9 and 10 o'clock Farrall returned, and said he should leave London next morning, as he was going into the country, and wanted to be called at 6 o'clock—he asked roe for a sheet of letter paper when he went up to bed, which I gave him, and a pen and ink—I saw no more of him that night—he was not called in the morning at the hour he desired—I did not see him come down, but after he came down I saw a letter</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185306130028"/>
<p>in his hand, like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), I did not take particular notice of ft; but I heard him ask my husband if he would do him the favour to deliver it at the Bank by 9 o'clock—I-saw a horse and gig at the door between 6 and 7 o'clock that morning—Farrall wore a cap that morning, and his hat was put into the chaise with his portmanteau and carpet bag—the shirts, clothes, and linen in this portmanteau (
<hi rend="italic">looking at them</hi>) are Mr. Farrall's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Powell used to come to see Farrall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, occasionally; other persons have been to see him—there was not the slightest secresy when Powell came; the conversation went on as usual—if they retired to a private room at all, it was merely for Mr. Powell to wash his hands, and others who have come to see Mr. Farrall have done the same—they never went away to talk—they could have had a private room if they wanted to talk, but they never did, they always sat with us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-180" type="surname" value="BALLS"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS BALLS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and ply opposite the European Hotel, by the Mansion House. I have seen the prisoner—on one occasion, four or five months back, he sent me into the Bank with a letter to Mr. Farrall—he told me that I should find him at the Dividend office, under the letter E—I never took more than that one letter—I have seen Powell take paper out of his pocket and write a note, and I have seen him give notes on two or three occasions to a man named French—I have not heard what be told French to do, nor have I seen him give him money for the porterage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-181" type="surname" value="FRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-181" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am a casual porter; employed by anybody. I ply for hire just by the European Tavern, opposite the Mansion-house—I know Powell; I have seen him four or five times—he has given me letters to take into the Bank to Farrall, and has told me to tell Mr. Farrall that he was waiting at the European, which is two doors from the corner of Princes-street—Farrall only came out to him on one occasion, which was about three or four months back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530613-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530613-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-182" type="surname" value="FORRESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18530613-name-182" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL FORRESTER</persName> </hi>. I am an officer, attached to the Mansion-house—the prisoner surrendered himself to me on 28th Feb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did he come to the Mansion-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was called from the justice-room into my office by my nephew, and found Powell there—I do not know whether he bad been there the day before for the purpose of finding me, and giving himself up—my nephew is not here—he said, "I am advertised, and I come to give myself up; have you got Saturday's
<hi rend="italic">Times?</hi>"—I do not recollect that I had seen the advertisement at that time—Saturday's paper was sent for; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it; there is an advertisement for Powell in it—I put it down, and he looked at it, read it, and remarked upon it—a reward of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is offered for him—I do not recollect that he at first wished to see the Lord Mayor privately, nor that he said that he had been the day before—the Lord Mayor was not in the chair, and I went and mentioned the matter to Mr. Goodman, and then returned to Powell—he told me he had left town with Farrall, and that they had slept at Keston—prior to mentioning that, he said he was desirous of giving some private information about Farrall, and telling all he knew about him—he said he had left Farrall at the Red Lion at Stoat's Nest, and he believed he would be found there; and also that Farrall had left his portmanteau at Keston, and when he left there, he had only his carpet bag—I sent for a
<hi rend="italic">Bradshaw's Guide</hi> to see about a train to Stoat's Nest—the prisoner described Farrall's dress, and I took down the particulars—I do not know Farrall by name; I do not know whether I know him by sight; I know a great many of the clerks in the Bank of England—he gave me other information about Farrall, which I took down—my nephew, Powell, myself, and Bovill,</p>
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<p>all went to Powell's mother's house, to see if any letter had come from Farrall; we did not find any, and returned again to the Mansion-house—this was on Monday, 28th—I went down to Stoat's Nest, and found that Farrall bed left on Saturday, the 26th—I found that the information Powell had given me was perfectly correct—Powell went with me—I got some information about Farrall, and followed him to Merstham; I ascertained that he had left there on the Saturday evening, and was supposed to have gone to Croydon—I found a bag with more than 100 sovereigns in it at Merstham. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
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<interp inst="t18530613-name-186" type="given" value="HELEN"/>HELEN SANDILANDS</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 2, Bath-place, Kensington, in the parish of St. Mary Abbots. Ellen Horrigan was in my service; she came about the middle of Oct.—her wages were 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—when she came she had a very scanty supply of clothing and necessaries—shortly after she came some clothing was bought for her—she sent it home, not having paid for it—it was paid for with my money; I advanced the money to pay for it—it was 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; a half sovereign, a few weeks after she came, and that was also deducted—in July last, previously to her entering my service, I had sold out some stock, which realized 274
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I received two notes of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, seven 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and the rest in gold and silver—I wrapped them up, and put them amongst some clothing in my drawer, which was unlocked—I put them there on the day I brought them home, having ascertained that I brought it home correctly, on 14th July last—it was in an unlocked drawer in my bedroom it continued there a considerable time without my touching it, but I took from it two 10
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; one note for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and five 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.-notes—I went away for a short time; for about ten days—that was previous to Ellen leaving me—that must have been in March—I took the parcel, supposed to contain my money, with me, but without examining it before I took it, or when I brought it back—when I came back I put it in a closet—I again looked at it on the evening of 21st April, to the best of my recollection, and missed one 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note and five 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.-notes—one 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.-note was left there still—from the time I had put the money away in July I had opened it and looked at it once—I cannot say whether it was in July, but I remember I looked at it while it was warm weather—I might have looked at it again, but I did not scrutinize it; I merely looked, as a person might look at any parcel—I know the other prisoner, Julia Horrigan; she is Ellen's sister—she lived at No. 27, Lower Pbillimore-place, which is nearly opposite my house—she was a general servant there—she did the general duties of the house—I saw her very often at my</p>
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<p>house—after I made this discovery, which was about two days before Ellen left me, I mentioned to her that I had lost something, but I did not state what—she had given me notice to leave me, and her warning expired on 23rd April, to the best of my recollection—it was on a Saturday—she and her sister went away together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you acquainted with the family where Julia lived?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they kept no other servant but her—there was another servant in the house, but not belonging to them—to the best of my recollection I had examined this money after I received it from my broker, but I cannot state when.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you get the money from Mr. Brize, the stock broker?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes did you use?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two; I am quite clear about that; I have not thought I might have used three—I have put the doubt away entirely—the charge is of 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had a doubt whether I might have used three, but it was the very slightest—I never expressed the doubt—I at once put down the charge at 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first make a communication to the police?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Sunday after; that must have been on the 24th—I think it was on the following day after I lost my property, that I told Ellen I had had a loss—I cannot be certain whether it was the same day, or the day after—I have no one residing with me—I have a friend sometimes to reside with me—there are lodgers in the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I drew a check for 174
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I cashed it at the Royal British Bank, Token house-yard, where it was drawn—these two 10
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any mark which designates them as two that you received that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; all I can say is, that they are two that passed through my hands, and 1 presume are the produce of that check.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was paid in a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 14288, dated 10th May, and 7 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, numbered consecutively from No. 69409 to 69415, dated 5th May.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 69410 and 69414, dated 5th May, 1852—No. 69410 was brought in on 13th Jan., and the other on 29th March.</p>
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