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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHALLIS, MAYOR. TWELFTH 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, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Rt. Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi> </persName>, Bart., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi> </persName>, Knt., Ald.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HAMILTON</hi> </persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The particulars of this case were unfit for publication.</hi>) (
<hi rend="italic">Several witnesses who had known the prisoner by the name of Scott, deposed to his good character.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-1048-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 36.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the property of
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; of
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<interp inst="t18531024-1057-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, stealing I coat, value 30
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-23" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL COLE</persName> </hi>. I am parish clerk of Great Walden, in Northampton-shire. I have known the prisoner more than thirty years, he was formerly groom to Lord Winchelsea—I knew Mary Richardson, she was living at her father's house—I was present at the parish church there on the 16th June, 1823; she and the prisoner were then married—I was present, and produce the certificate of the marriage—(
<hi rend="italic">Ready</hi> "John Davy, bachelor, and Mary Richardson, spinster, married by banns on 16th June, 1823,")—they did not live together more than six months after they were married—I believe be then went away—I did not see him afterwards in that part of the country—I have not seen him for thirty years after that time—his wife continued to live in the same neighbourhood with her father and mother, she is living now with a man named Plum, in the parish of Dean, which is four miles from Walden—she has been in the same neighbourhood ever since her marriage—I saw her alive on 27th Sept., it will be one month to-morrow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do not you remember my being with you in 1826, and my wife was then in Kent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say about that; I cannot tell whether she is married to Plum—she has eleven children, and is living with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had she a child by the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-24" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH GAWTHORNE</persName> </hi>. I was a widow, till I married the prisoner. I married him at Spitalfields Church by banns, on 13th June, 1836, I have the certificate—I examined it by the books, it is a true copy (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long did you know me before you were married to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About four years; it might have been twice four years—I had two children by you before we were married, but that was not my fault, you might have married me before—I was married about eight years, and was obliged to leave you through your cruelty—since that you have been living with a woman, and have got a family.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-25" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POTTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>, 212
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I took the prisoner, I told him it was on a charge of marrying two wives—he said, "I know that, but I believed the first wife was dead before I married the second."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I married the second wife under the impression that I was single; I heard that my first wife was dead in 1830, a man sent me word that she died with the cholera; I afterwards married this woman, who had two children by me; her daughter would go out, and stay till 12 or 1 o'clock; I reproved her for it, and her mother said she should do as she liked, and they went out and lived at a common lodging house in Shadwell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-1058-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 53.—
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I know the prisoner, but I did not send him for this money—he had left my employ three weeks, or a month before—I had once sent him for money to Messrs. Hicks'.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me receive the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Richard Hicks and Son, of Newgate market; they are salesmen. I received three legs of mutton and one leg of pork from the last witness for sale—I sold them, the prisoner came after
<lb/>wards and asked for the bill and money for Mr. Archer—he said for three legs of mutton, and one of veal for Mr. Archer; I said he was not correct, he had better go and get the correct account—he went away and came back afterwards, and said three legs of mutton and one of pork were brought—that was right and I paid him 16
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., knowing him to have been previously in Mr. Archer's employ—on the next day Mr. Archer came, and asked for his money—I told him I had paid his man, and gave him a copy of the bill I had given to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Why did you give two bills T
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I gave Mr. Archer a copy of the bill; I did not say I thought you were the person, I said you were the person—I did not give you in charge, it was not my place—I identified you as the person who bad received the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARTER</persName> </hi>. On 26th Sept., I delivered three legs of mutton and one leg of pork to the last witness—the prisoner afterwards spoke to me and asked me what meat I took to Messrs. Hicks', and I told him three legs of mutton and one of pork.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Last July I was out of work, and I got Mr. Archer's place; he behaved very
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<interp inst="t18531024-1059-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 20.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-1060-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 19.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER'S</hi>
<hi rend="italic">opening of the case for the prosecution, At</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-39" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker of No. 5, Harvey's buildings, Strand. On 26tb Sept., between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning, I was on my way home—I had been drinking—several persons accosted me on my way home—I met two females in Maiden-lane, they asked me to go home with them, which I declined—I am not able to say who they were—they forced me down on my back, put their hands over my mouth, and some male person came up to rob me—they broke the ring and glass of my watch, and I lost my silver guard, and a steel chain intermingled with gold, about three inches long—I held my watch tight in my pocket—I kicked, and called, "Police!" the police came and took them into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. REED</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where had you been?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To a friend's house in St. Martin's-lane; I was not intoxicated: it was a drinking party, there were only three of us; there was no smoking going on—I have not told anybody before that I held my watch; I kept quiet from everybody, because I did not want my friends to know—I spoke to nobody between my friend's and my own house—I did not speak to some women when I came out of the house, they spoke to me, and I told them I was going borne—I did not stand still, I passed on—they passed by my side, I did not look at them—the gold chain was attached to a small swivel fastened to my buttonhole, which was broken; it was not round my neck, it was a demi guard Maiden lane is a thoroughfare, and is a short cut from St. Martin's lane to my house—it is not the principal thoroughfare, you can go by Chandos-street</p>
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<p>—as far as I can judge, I met a great many people between St. Martin's-lane and my house; I met as many one part of the way as the other—I am certain I said nothing to the women, I only told them I had nothing to say to them, and that I was going home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Willyouventure to tell the Jury you were not decidedly drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was intoxicated—I only remember part of what happened to me, because I was rather intoxicated—I know nothing of the prisoners—I was pushed down when I was unawares.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At the time you were knocked down, didyousee a great many people about?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was very dark there—I was on the paved part of the street—I could have turned down opposite Coutta's bank, but I went round by the houses—I came all along Maiden-lane out of my way—I cannot tell how I came to do that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PIKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 73). At a quarter before 2 o'clock on this morning, I was on duty in Tavistock-street, Covent-garden—I heard a cry of "Police!" in Maiden-lane; went there, and saw the three prisoners on Thompson, who was lying on the pavement, and was still crying, "Police!" when I got up to him—it was a stifling cry, as if some one bad their hand over his mouth—when I got about three or four yards from them they got up and ran away; I took the two females, and the man ran away—I pursued the females forty or fifty yards, but never lost sight of them—I took them to the station, and just as I went in the male prisoner was brought in by sergeant Humphreys—none of the prisoners appeared to be drunk—I went back to the spot about ten minutes afterwards with Serjeant Thomas, and saw him pick up part of a gold chain, and a seal, from the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">DOTLI</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What part of Maiden-lane was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Within two or three yards of Southampton-street, on this side of the posts—Maiden-lane is a great thoroughfare; there are generally plenty of people there of a night—one policeman is not confined to Maiden-lane, but it is on his beat—Thompson was the worse (
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> drink, but he could walk very well; he was steady on his feet—the prisoners were able to run very well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say Maiden-lane is much frequented by night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this was a quarter before 2 o'clock in the morning—I saw nobody but the prisoners—I saw nobody passing through Maiden-lane—I never lost sight of the women till I took them—I lost sight of the man when be turned the corner of Maiden-lane, end went down a court towards the Strand, about half way down—the police station is in Bow-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-41" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, F</hi> 2). I was in the west end of Maiden-lane on 26th Sept., about 2 o'clock in the morning, and heard a stifled cry of "Police 1"—I ran towards it, and before I got up saw several persona on the ground—I saw the male prisoner get up and run away down Bull Ian-court, pursued by the prosecutor; he ran into the Strand, and down Salisbury-street—I followed him—there is a flight of steps leading to the water, at the end of Salisbury-street, which are closed up at night—I overtook him at the river end of Salisbury-street, and with the assistance of two other eon-stables brought him back to Maiden-lane—I was on his heels all the time, and never lost sight of him from the time he rose from the ground—I sound Thompson in Maiden-lane—he said he had been robbed of two chains, a seal, and I think he said a key; the ring of his watch appeared to have been wrenched off, and the glass was broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you when you heard the cry of "Police?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By the Cyder-cellars, in Maiden-lane—Bull Inn-court</p>
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<p>is a thoroughfare into the Strand from Maiden-lane—Salisbury-street is very nearly opposite Bull Inn-court—the Cyder-cellars are fifty or sixty paces from where this occurred; I could see from one place to the other—there is a lamp in the middle of the court, which shines on the place, so that I could see the figures; but the spot is not well lighted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. REED</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> There were three policemen when you came up to the man 1 A. There were two with me—the spot where I came up to him was 500 or 600 yards from where the occurrence took place—one of the other policemen was on duty in Maiden-lane, and the other in Salis-bury-street—one was behind me; I had just met him in Exchange-court, which opens into Maiden-lane, and J called to him to follow me; he was not actually in Maiden-lane at the moment; he was not above four or five yards from me, and could have heard quite as well as me—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether the entertainment at the Cyder-cellars was over at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not think it was—there was no one in the street, except the persons on the ground; I could not distinguish their faces, but their figures I could—the Cyder-cellars are kept open till 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning, but the doors are shut.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether they were closed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are usually closed between 12 and 1 o'clock, but they will admit persons who knock—persons are constantly going in and out at that time—it is, in point of fact, an hotel, persons lodge there—a person coming along Tavistock-street could not see what happened till they got to the corner, but they could hear the cry I heard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, F</hi> 17). I live at Bow-street station. About a quarter before 2 o'clock, on the morning of 26th Sept., the prisoners were brought to the station, and in consequence of a communication made to me by Pike I went with him to Maiden-lane—he pointed out a spot to me, within two or three yards of which J found a seal, part of a gold chain, and a key made of steel and gold (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These articles are my property—a silver Albert guard, nine or ten inches long, with a small key attached to it, is still missing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOTLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer and general dealer. J have known George Smith for the last six months; he has been in my employment—I always found his character very honest; I have entrusted him with money—I do not know whether he was at work on 26th Sept., but the last day, Sunday, he was at work with me till 8 o'clock, and he was taken next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then the 26th was Sunday night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sunday night was the last night be worked for me—I have known him by sight, it might be, for the last year or so, but never took notice of him—I cannot say where he was from Oct., 1851, to 1852, because I have no scholarship—I have heard something about his being in the House of Correction during that time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What do you mean by coming here to swear that as far as you have known he has borne a good character?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> While he was with me; I have got my bills in my pocket, to show that I have been paying a good deal of money away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever hear that he has been convicted of robbery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 37
<hi rend="italic">stated that George Smith was convicted, on his own confession, of picking pockets, in</hi> 1848,
<hi rend="italic">and confined three months; that he received</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">sentence of twelve months in Oct.</hi>, 1851,
<hi rend="italic">for cutting and wounding the police; and was in custody in July</hi>, 1851,
<hi rend="italic">for assaulting a woman, and was discharged</hi>,)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1062-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1062-18531024 t18531024-1062-punishment-13"/>Transported for Fourteen Years</rs>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SUSAN SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1062-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHURCHILL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18531024-1062-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-1062-18531024 t18531024-1062-punishment-14"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ordered the witness Pearce to be detained; and afterwards, at the rising of the Court, admonished and discharged him.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were you from the cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About five yards; I was in the oyster shop; the cart was standing in the street, opposite the oyster shop—there was a man just before the prisoner, who lifted up the same cheese, and went away—he did not take the cheese; he lifted it up, and put it down again—I cannot say whether any one was watching the cart; there was no one there that I saw—it had not been standing there long—it was near Ship-passage, at the bottom of Leadenhall market—I was looking at the cart; I had not been desired to do so—I was serving in the oyster shop—there were persons in the shop—I saw the prisoner come and take the cheese out of the cart—the cart was about 100 yards from Philpot-lane—I do not know where the other man went to; he went away after he put down the cheese—I cannot say whether he went in the direction of Philpot-lane—I did not see him talking to the prisoner—it was a very few minutes after the other man took up the cheese that I saw the prisoner take it—I did not see above two persons passing at the time—I did not stop the prisoner at once; I let him get further away from the cart—Miller was at Mr. Brooke's, in the market—I left one of the men in the market to watch the prisoner while I went for Miller—his name is Brown; he is not here; he works for Mr. Howard, of Leaden hall-market—I lost sight of the prisoner while I was gone for Miller—I was gone about five minutes—I then returned with Miller, and found the prisoner in the middle of Philpot-lane, with the cheese in his hand—he had put it down, and taken it up again—he was just moving away with the cheese in his hand—I did not see the other man then—the prisoner said another man had given it to him to carry—that was when we got further on towards the station, when Miller began to move him—I did not ask him any question when I came up to him; I merely said, "That is the man that stole it;" and he said that somebody had given it to him—the street was not crowded; it was about a quarter past 3 o'clock—I had never seen the prisoner before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What cheese is it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A Cheshire—all the cheeses in the cart were Cheshire cheeses—I could not say exactly how many there were in the cart, but I know how many were sent down—I cannot say now from memory—I know that a cheese was missed from the cart by the information I received from the man—I did not count them myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the cheese?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; I can swear to it—it belongs to Messrs. Brooke.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., to carry it to a public house in Philpot-lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He made that statement at once?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He told me that on the way to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money; the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Billow Queen</hi>, bound for Genoa. Last Thursday I was going along Whitechapel, between 10 and 11 o'clock in the day—Pedderson came up to me and asked me what ship J belonged to—I said I belonged to none—I had come home a fortnight ago from the Black Sea and was then going to see my steward—he said he was going as steward of a ship bound for Australia, which was shipping her hands, and if I went with him he would go on board and have a glass of ale with me—I said I would, and we went to a public house in Black Lion-yard, White-chapel-road, and sat down in the parlour—he called for two glasses of ale, and while we were drinking it, two men came in dressed as hawkers, in velvet coats, plaid shawls over their breasts, and oil-skin leggings—they said they belonged to Sheffield—the prisoner Jones then came in, and presented a memorandum-book for sale for me to Pedderson, who said it was not worth 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he would not give it to him—Jones then offered me a black leather purse for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not buy it, I said I was not in want of it—Jones had not hawker's box, he produced the things from his pocket; he took three cards from his pocket, and said if we had no objection to playing he would have a game with us for two sovereigns or three sovereigns, as we liked—the game, was, to put the money on the cards, and if you said "black," and it was on a black card, you got the money—Pedderson put some money on, and I put 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the other men put 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I put my finger
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> the card so as they should not move it from me—there were several games, and I lost 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether—</p>
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<p>I did not win any of the games—Pedderson saw me take half a crown from my pocket-book, and he put his hand in my pocket and took my pocket-book—I took him by the collar; he tripped my heels, flung me on my back, and made his escape—the other persons heard me say what I had lost; they were very sorry for it, and offered to go in search of him with me—they pretended to go to look for him, but when they got to the door one went in one direction tad one in another, and I never saw any more of him—when Jones got to the door, he said he would go up this street, as he was better acquainted with London than I was—I do not know what street that was—Jones was standing at the table with the cards when Pedderson took the pocket-book—Jones could see my book taken—he made no attempt to stop Pedderson when he went out with my pocket-book—next day, Friday, I saw all four of the men in White-chapel-road, standing talking together at the public house—I was going towards them—Pedderson cast his eyes on me, and ran away—I went for the police, and Jones walked down Cannon-street-road—I did not see them again that day, but on Saturday afternoon, at 8 o'clock, I was in Ratcliff-highway, and saw Pedderson standing at the Old Rose; 1 had Robert Williams, a ship mate, with me, and sent him for a constable—I went up to Pedderson, shook hands with him, and asked him if he knew me; he said, "Yes, I have seenyoubefore"—the police then came, and I gave him in charge, and said in hit presence that it was for stealing four sovereigns, a half sovereign, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, a written character which I had from my last ship, and a pocket-book—he said nothing—I have never seen the pocket-book, the money, or the character paper since;—when we were at the public house, Pedderson staked a sovereign on the cards—he won eight times, I believe—I saw him paid—Jones paid him—there was one sovereign left on the table; I looked at it, and saw that it was a medal and not a sovereign—that was when I got up from the floor, after Pedderson had taken my pocket-book—I saw the money lying on the card, it was yellow money—I did not take it in my hand—it had Britannia on it—I only saw one side—I have seen a medal produced by the constable, it was not a sovereign—I paid the 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which I lost—Robert Williams is not here, he has sailed in the ship—Jones is in a different dress now, but Pedderson has the same clothes on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw your shipmate yesterday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; when I was putting my clothes on board yesterday morning—I joined the ship on Friday; I do not know who the owner is—I got my 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from my last ship—I have been in London a fortnight—I had 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I had spent all but this—that was the only glass of ale I bad for the whole fortnight since I came from pswieh, because I was not well when I came home—I met Pedderson between 10 and 11 o'clock in the day, it was not somewhere about 12 o'clock, the deed was done before 12—my pocket book was in the left pocket of my coat—this is not the coat; it is at Denmark-street, St. George's in the East—I boarded there; no one else lives there except two sons, no females—I did not speak to the landlord when I found myself robbed, because I went to look for the men—I fled out with the rest—I did not tell the police till Friday morning—I did not win a little money, I kept continually losing—we were ail gambling together for about twenty minutes—we were not drinking all the time, we only had two glasses of ale—we did not bet on the cards—the two men who I call hawkers were not locked up on my charge—I thought I would behave like a friend to them—I gave a description of two men to the policemen, that was of the prisoners; I did not give a description of two other men; I can identify these two—my pocket book was a black leather one—they both produced sovereigns, one</p>
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<p>with the cards and the other to bet—when I saw Pedderson, on Saturday, went and shook hands with him; I did not tell him I was going to give him into custody—I had seen the publican in the interval, he is not here to-day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When Jones came in, did he appear to be an acquaint
<lb/>ance of anybody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; a stranger to us all—he bad not time to get away before the policeman came; the policeman was standing on the opposite side of the road—I was in the public house twenty minutes, seeing them all the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-54" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-54" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMKS CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, 448 A</hi>). Last Saturday afternoon, I was out
<lb/>side the Old Rose public house, Ratcliffe Highway; Pedderson was given into my custody there by M'Donald—he heard the charge but said nothing—I searched him at the station, and found on him three imitation sovereigns, half a crown, a pocketbook and three halfpence—I received a description of Jones from M'Donald, and took him at the Lowndes Arms, at the corner of Went worth-street, Brick-lane, Whitechapel; I told him the charge, he said, "I think you are mistaken this time"—I have known the prisoners about twelve months; they are acquaintances, and the police have bad their eyes on them for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not Jones say, "I think you are mistaken this time; I am not the man?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he said nothing about being at home in bed—I did not mention the house at which the robbery was committed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHNM'DONALD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there two other men shown to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; on Sunday morning, at the station—I could not identify them—I had not given them into custody, the police took them in charge.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PEDDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1064-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-1064-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. * Aged 23.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18531024-1064-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18531024-1064-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-1064-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. * Aged 24.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1064-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1064-18531024 t18531024-1064-punishment-16"/>Confined twelve months</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="def1-1065-18531024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-1065-18531024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1065-18531024" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def1-1065-18531024" type="surname" value="MALLETT"/>
<interp inst="def1-1065-18531024" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>
<interp inst="def1-1065-18531024" type="occupation" value="employed by butcher"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAAC MALLETT</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18531024-1065-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18531024-1065-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-1065-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 104 lbs. weight of fat, 28 lbs. weight of fat, and 32 lbs. weight of fat; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-56" type="surname" value="FAIRY"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-56" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18531024-1065-offence-1 t18531024-name-56"/>Thomas Fairy</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-57" type="surname" value="WASKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WASKETT</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Cuthbert, a tallow-merchant, of Paternoster-row. We melt tallow there—I know the prisoner—on 20th Sept. I received thirteen stone of fat from him in the name of Fairy—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a stone—I gave him a ticket to take to the cashier with the weight and the price—that is our course of business—on the 21st be brought 9 stone 6 lbs. of fat—I gave him a ticket for that—J do not recollect his bringing any previously.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What book is that you have?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The book in which the fat is regularly booked—it is in my handwriting—I have no recollection of the date except by the entry—the date, the weight, and the price are entered in the book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-58" type="surname" value="CROSS"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-58" type="given" value="JAMES USHER"/>JAMES USHER CROSS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Mr. Cuthbert. On 20th Sept., I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for thirteen stone of fat—I am not prepared to swear that I paid it to the prisoner, because I have so many applications of the same nature that it is impossible for me to recollect—I got a ticket—I have not got it—we return the tickets to the parties bringing them—I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the ticket—on the 21st I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for 9 stone 6lbs. of fat—I paid it in the name of Fairy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-59" type="surname" value="WASKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WASKETT</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner many years—I am quire sure that it was from him I received the amount of fat I have named on 20th and 21st Sept., and to him I gave the tickets to give to the cashier.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross examined. Q.</hi> I thought you said except from the book you had no</p>
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<p>independent recollection of the transaction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have a recollection—I cannot tell the day of the week—he came in the afternoon part of the day, on the 20th, from 3 to 6 o'clock—there were a number of persons coming in at the time—on the 21st he came between dinner time and tea time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-60" type="surname" value="FAIRY"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FAIRY</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of my cousin, William Thomas Fairy, of the Ram Inn, Smithfield—he is also a batcher by trade—the prisoner was in his employment. On 22nd Sept., I received directions from Mr. Fairy to go with the prisoner to deliver the fat—he was to deliver it at Mr. Snowden's, in Elm-street, Gray's Inn-lane, and Mr. Knight's, in Old Gravel-lane, Wappiug—we had five sacks of fat to deliver—we delivered one at Mr. Snowden's, and four at Mr. Knight's—there was then one piece more, not a full sack, only a piece of a sack—I cannot say how that came into the cart—I did not see it when we started, not till the other sacks were removed—it was underneath the others—I could see the other five sacks—I did not always go with the prisoner—after we had delivered all the fat except the piece and one other, we drove to I rongate-wharf—a boy named John Fairhead was with us—I and the boy left the cart, and went into the wharf, leaving the prisoner behind—we had then delivered all the fat except one sack and the part of a sack—the full sack ought to have been delivered at Mr. Snowden's—I had not been in the wharf two minutes when the boy came running in after me—in consequence of what he said I went out, and found the cart was gone—I ran after it, and stopped it in Whitechapel—I got into it, and asked the prisoner to go back—lie said he would not—I asked what he drove away for—he said, what was that to do with me—I eventually took charge of the horse and cart, and went home with him—I then got out of the cart, and he wanted to throw the part of the sack out of the cart—I told him I would not let him, I would put it into the office till Mr. Fairy came—the prisoner said I wanted it myself—I locked it in the office, and when Mr. Fairy returned I communicated it to him, and gave him the key of the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you present on the Thursday when the cart was loaded at Mr. Fairy's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I was not—I had no paper with me to show how many bags of fat we had to deliver—we delivered one at Snowden's, and four at Mr. Knight's, and then a large sack and a portion of a sacs: remained—the prisoner was rather intoxicated when be drove the cart away from the wharf, and when he delivered the sacks—I had to deliver three sacks for him out of the four, because he was drunk and not capable of taking them—that was at Wapping—we were out about two hours and a half altogether—I am with Mr. Fairy in the butchering line—he employs a great many men in that line at times, sometimes half a score—the prisoner used to assist in butchering—I cannot say whether there are any perquisites belonging to the men after killing beasts—I believe there is a small something—I cannot say whether they let them accumulate till they amount to something—I do not know it—I do not know that all the men used to club their perquisites together, and then sell them—I believe the hide salesmen sometimes allow them something if they do not cut the hides, not fat—they are not allowed to take any cuttings of fat—I believe the foreman, Charles Fairy, used to make them the allowance, whatever it was—he is a relative of my master's—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What wages had the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I have 30
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—my master is not in the habit of giving his journeymen perquisites to the amount of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a day, or anything of the kind.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-61" type="surname" value="FAIRHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-61" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FAIRHEAD</persName> </hi>. I went in the cart with Henry Fairy and the prisoner, on Thursday, 22nd Sept.—when it was in Long-lane, Smithfield, Henry</p>
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<p>Fairy was driving, and the prisoner was sitting with me at the back of the cart—while the cart was going on, the prisoner whispered in my ear whether J could take the small piece of fat away for him out of the cart—he asked me to get out at the back of the cart, and he could give it me out—he did not say what I was to do with it—I said I could not do it—this was as we were coming back, after all the sacks had been delivered but one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You and Henry Fairy, I suppose, set out with the prisoner to deliver the sacks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not go with them at first; I net them against St. John's-street, Clerkenwell, between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening—the prisoner was drunk then—it was about half past 7 o'clock when he asked me to get out of the cart—I helped Henry Fairy to deliver the sacks at Wapping—I was there when the prisoner drove the cart away, and when Henry Fairy came up to him; that was about quarter past 7 o'clock—he was not so drunk then as when I first met him—I am sore he whispered to me to take the fat, and he also made signs to me to get out of the cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he appear at that time to know what he was saying?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was getting more sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-62" type="surname" value="FAIRY"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS FAIRY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Ham Inn, and am a butcher—the prisoner was in my service, and was employed at the gut board to trim all the fat—in consequence of some suspicions, I directed Henry Fairy to go with the prisoner, on 22nd Sept., to deliver the fat—when they returned I received from Henry Fairy the key of the counting house—I fetched Mr. Teague, the inspector, and then went into the counting house, and saw the sack of fat there; the value of that fat was 12
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was not the perquisite of any journeyman—we do not allow them any of those sort of perquisites—we allow them the sweetbread, and the trimmings of the hides and tails—I had not given any orders for that particular sack to be placed in the cart; I do not Know how it came there—I was not at the place when the cart was loaded—he had six sacks to deliver, he only delivered five, and brought one back and the piece—I did not direct the prisoner to sell any fat to Mr. Cuthbert, on 21st or 22nd Sept.; he has never accounted to roe for the sale of any—he had no right to receive any money from Mr. Cuthbert for the sale of any fat; my fat always went to Mr. Snowden's and Mr. Knight's—I have not sold any to Mr. Cuthbert for these nine months—I had an account with Snowden, it was fat belonging to some beasts of Mr. Newcomb's that went there; they had been killed at my slaughter house—the sack that was brought back belonged to Mr. Bee.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many sacks of fat went out that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Six; they were all filled that morning—the small sack belonged to a person named Fairhead—that was brought from the same slaughter house; it was in my custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-63" type="surname" value="FAIRHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-63" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FAIRHEAD</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 53, St. John's-square, and live with my mother. I have known the prisoner for some years. On Wednesday, 21st Sept., he asked me to go with him; that was at the top of Mr. Fairy's gate—I had been in the habit of going with him to help him out with the fat; he used to pay me—I went with him to Wapping, and delivered four sacks there—we afterwards went to Mr. Cuthbert's, in Paternoster-row, and delivered one sack there—I had been with the prisoner the day before in the same way—we took four sacks to Mr. Knight, and one sack to Mr. Cuthbert—we went to Snowden's on both those days—he did not say any
<lb/>thing to me about my having been there before—I was late on one day, that was on the Tuesday afternoon—I cannot recollect his saying anything</p>
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<p>to me about my being late—I was examined before the Magistrate—I can read—this is my signature to this deposition. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to put the deposition into the witness's hands, that he might read it, and then to repeat the inquiry.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that such a practice, would be dangerous; it might have the effect of reminding a witness of a false story, and without some authority he was not disposed to permit it.</hi> (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">referred to</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Rex</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Holroyd, Russell and Ryan</hi>, 28.")
<hi rend="italic">That was for the purpose of contradiction, here nothing beyond a failure of memory could be suggested.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">did not press it</hi>). The prisoner used sometimes to give me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for going with him; I had not been with him for a month before that week—I do not remember whether the prisoner said anything to me about being late on the Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-64" type="surname" value="TEAGUE"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-64" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN TEAGUE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police inspector</hi>). I received information from Mr. Fairy, and went to the prisoner's lodgings, No. 2. John's-court, West-street, on Thursday, the 23rd, between 11 and 12 o'clock at night—I found him in bed, and told him he was charged with stealing four stone weight of fat from his master; he said be knew nothing about it—he was intoxicated—I found on him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and this ticket for seventeen stone of fat (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"Fat, 17
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. J. B.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FAIRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it his business to bring back the ticket to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; some tickets, and tome in a book—"J. B. "means J. Bee, the person to whom the fat was sold—in some sacks there is seventeen stone, and in some twenty stone—the prisoner was nine months in my service—I sometimes employ twenty people—he did not cart for other slaughterers—he could not cart unknown to me—he was not allowed the privilege of buying a small quantity of fat and selling it again—I do not sell fat to my servants; I give them charge of the fat of all beasts slaughtered, and I an responsible to the owner for everything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would there be any one with him when you entrusted him with the fat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I had faith in him—it was his duty to take the fat to each fat shop, and bring me the notes.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi> </persName>. Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARROLL</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS, BODKIN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-68" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL JARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the solicitor of the Treasury. I pro
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<hi rend="italic">read—At this Court, on the 13th of Dec</hi>, 1852,
<hi rend="italic">William Powell was convicted, on his own confession, of uttering counterfeit half crowns, and he was confined six months</hi>)—I was present, the prisoner is the person who then pleaded guilty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TALBOT</persName> </hi> (
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-70" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HUNT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rose, in Great Wild-street. On Monday, 3rd Oct., J saw the prisoner at the bar of my house, about 11 o'clock it night—he had been in the house during the day; I had seen him there once I—when he came to the bar he called for some beer or half and half—I served I him—it came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I said I thought it was not I good—he said, "Well, it is"—I looked at it, and put it into the machine, and it gave way—I put it on the mantelpiece behind the bar—the prisoner I stopped in the bar about half an hour—he then said, "You have a meeting I upstairs; is it free?"—I said, "Yes"—he went upstairs—my waiter, Jago, afterwards came down, and brought me a shilling—I took it, and compared it I with the other shilling, and it was the same make and die—I kept that with I the other shilling—I saw the prisoner again about 12 o'clock; he came down with the rest of the company—he asked for half a quartern of gin, and he gave Jago a shilling—Jago bit it with his teeth, and a bit came off it—the bit fell on the ground, and we have not found it—I took the remainder of it—I said to the prisoner, "Powell, you are acting very
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you notice the money was bad when you took it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first I said was bad—you said you thought it was good; your sister gave you rive shillings, and that was one of them—I marked it, and pot it aside—when I received the second shilling from Jago I suspected that you knew the first one was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JAGO</persName> </hi>. I was waiter at Mr. Hunt's; on the night this happened, I was attending the meeting upstairs—the prisoner came up, and while he was there, he called for half a quartern of gin—I served him, he gave me a shil
<lb/>ling; I took it down and my master marked it and put it on the mantel
<lb/>piece; he said, "We shall catch him presently"—I continued to wait till 12 o'clock at night, when the prisoner came down with another shilling, and asked for half a quartern more gin—he paid with another shilling—I broke it in half—I gave one piece to my master, the other piece dropped down—it was only a small piece that was lost—the next morning the prisoner was seen at the corner of Wild-court, and was given into custody—I saw him after he was in custody—he was charged with passing bad money—he said he would make it all right with Mr. Hunt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not serve me a pot of beer when I came first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I served you with half a quartern of gin, and you called for another down stairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, F</hi> 14). I apprehended the prisoner on the 4th of Oct., Mr. Hunt pointed him out to me—I told him he was charged with uttering bad coin to Mr. Hunt—he said nothing—I took him to the station, and received two bad shillings, and part of another, from Mr. Hunt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint; these two shillings and part of another are all bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> It is strange Mr. Hunt should take the two shillings of me and not lock me up there and then.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KITCHENER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Smith, a butcher, in Whitecross-street, St. Luke's. On Tuesday, 4th Oct., I was serving in the shop; I remember a person coming between 11 and 12 o'clock in the morn
<lb/>ing—I cannot swear it, but to the best of ray belief, it was the female pri
<lb/>soner—I served her with 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of suet—she gave me a shilling, and I gave it to my mistress directly—I afterwards saw the female prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Davis. Q.</hi> Did I not buy something else?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; a liver—you gave the shilling to pay for both.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-77" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Israel Smith, a butcher; the last wit
<lb/>ness serves in the shop. I was there on 4th Oct., when he sold some suet and a liver; to the best of my knowledge it was to the female prisoner—I saw him come away from her with a shilling, which he gave into my hand—I thought it was bad—I bent it—I came and gave it back into her hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-78" type="given" value="ISRAEL"/>ISRAEL SMITH</persName> </hi>. I was in the shop on Tuesday, 4th Oct., between 11 and 12 o'clock; I saw the female prisoner in the shop. I saw my wife give a shilling back into her band—I looked at it, and said it was very bad—I gave it back to the female prisoner, and she left the shop—when she left I taw a man standing opposite—I could not swear it was the male prisoner, but the female crossed over the road to him—I went to the corner, and there she was talking to him, and she passed something to him, but what it was I could not say—they then walked on up Chiswell-street—I followed them—when they got to the corner of Milton-street, I saw the female standing against a linen-draper's window, opposite the Paul public house—I lost sight of the man for I moment—after that I saw the man come and join her, and they went into he Paul public house—I went into the house in the course of a minute, and found them both there—no one else was there but the street keeper, who stood inside the door—I said something to the barman about bad money, but I do not know what—I said, "The woman has been in my shop and offered a bad shilling"—the barman said he had bent a shilling that the male pri
<lb/>soner gave him, and he had given it back to him—I said, "Was it bent before? I should know the one my wife bent"—the female prisoner said she was sure she did not know it was a bad one when she came into my shop, and that she had thrown away the one that my wife bad bent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allen. Q.</hi> You say that the one my wife offered was bad; how do you know that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It did not take me long to know it was bad when 1 saw it was bent—the one my wife bent had got a crown in the middle, on the woman side—I will swear it was not the same shilling that I saw afterwards—I asked the barman if you had given him any money, and the street keeper asked him also—I cannot swear whether the street keeper asked him if you had paid for what you had—I did not ask the street keeper, who had offered the shilling—he did not say it was you—you did not make any resistance; the street keeper said you should not go till the policeman came—I had lost sight of the female—I saw you join her, and she gave something to you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not see the woman throw anything away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I lost sight of her after she left my shop—I walked a little way up the street that she might not see me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure this was the woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I cannot swear that Allen is the man I first saw across the road, but I am sure Allen is the man she was speaking to at the corner, and he walked up the street with her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-79" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the St. Paul public house. On 4th</p>
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<p>Oct. I saw both the prisoners come in together, between 11 and 12 o'clock I think—Allen asked for half a quartern of rum—I served them, and he paid me with a shilling—I bent ft with my teeth, and found it was bad—I told him it was bad, and he told the woman she must have taken it—she said, "No, you must have taken it"—the woman then gave me a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieco—I returned the shilling to the man on the counter, and the woman took it up—I saw the last witness and the street-keeper soon afterwards; one of then asked if the prisoner had passed bad money—I said, "Yes"—soon after
<lb/>wards my master came in, and he sent for a constable; the constable searched Allen, and found the shilling that I had bent on him—I know it, as the mark of my teeth was on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allen. Q.</hi> Did not my wife ask me where I had taken it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not remember; you told her it was one she had taken—either the street keeper or the witness asked if you had paid; I cannot remember which it was—you were searched before the bar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 68). I was sent for to the St. Paul public-house on 2nd Oct.—the prisoners were given into custody in the bar—I searched Allen, and found this shilling on him—he handed it to me as I was searching—another constable took the woman—I beard her give an address, No. 92, Shaftesbury-street, Hoxton.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-81" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HINRT ABBOTT</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is the shilling that Allen offered me—I marked it with my teeth when I bit it, when Allen gave it me.
<hi rend="italic">Allen. Q.</hi> Did not I give you a 4 d. piece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Your wife gave it me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-82" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUSAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, N</hi> 25). I went to No. 92, Shaftesbury-street, on the morning of 5th Oct.—I went to the top front room, and found on the mantel-piece these four counterfeit shillings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allen. Q.</hi> Did you find any other money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, which I did not touch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you present when the woman gave the address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I received information, and went there—it is a large house, but it is entirely empty, except that room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-83" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HEATH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 428). I have been on duty in Shaftesbury-street for some weeks—I know No. 92; both the prisoners live there
<lb/>about a fortnight before the prisoners were taken, I said to the man, "Mr. Allen, you have not left this house yet"—he said, "They have used me very badly, and put an execution in, and I intend to stop as long as one stone stands on another."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allen. Q.</hi> Have you ever known me to break the laws of my country?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have heard of it; I know you have been drunk and disorderly in the street, and both locked up together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-84" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-84" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This bent shilling is a bad one—these other four are all bad, and one of them is from the same mould as the one that is bent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allen's Defence.</hi> In the first instance I left my home to match a piece of cloth; my wife left to go to market; we went to Whitecross-street; I turned down Playhouse-yard, to get the cloth; I appointed to meet my wife at the corner of the street; I was there first, and I waited for her; on my over
<lb/>taking her, she banded me something, and that was a shilling, but she doubted its being a bad one; we then walked on, and I placed the shilling in my pocket; we went into the public-house, and I gave the barman the already bent shilling, not recollecting that I had it; the barman instantly detected it, and returned it to me; my wife, supposing it to be another shil
<lb/>ling, asked me where I had taken it; I replied it was the one that she had taken; nothing can be more preposterous than to suppose that I, knowing</p>
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<lb/>dental and by mistake that I put it down; I was not aware that it was the one that was returned; I never attempted to leave the bar, relying on our not having any more bad money; it was the only shilling we had between us; 1 should not so readily have furnished evidence against myself if I had known it; I should have put it out of the way; with respect to the coins found at home, I purchased an old pair of drawers, three or four months ago, and in the drawers I found the coins, and, not considering it any harm, I placed them on the mantelpiece, never thinking that anything would occur of them; the policeman did not state that he found the coins on the mantel-piece; he told the Magistrate that he had searched the house, and discovered the coins, but did not state where; it is true that, a fortnight or three weeks before, I had a conversation with the policeman; I told him I should stay there till I was legally ejected, or my goods were restored to me; I should not owe 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. till Michaelmas-day; I have borne an unblemished character. (
<hi rend="italic">Allen received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-1068-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 35.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1068-18531024 t18531024-1068-punishment-20"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18531024-1068-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18531024-1068-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-1068-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 29.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1068-18531024 t18531024-1068-punishment-21"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HANNAH FLEMING</hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN MORRIS</hi> </persName>, was indicted for
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<interp inst="t18531024-1069-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> like offence.</rs> </p>
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<rs id="t18531024-1069-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JONES</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-88" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN TURNER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Chaise and Horses, at Heston. Last Friday night the prisoner came and asked for half a pint
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> porter—I served him, and he offered me a shilling—I told him it was bad, and I should not take it—I gave it to the ostler, Atkins, and either he gave it to the prisoner or the prisoner took it up—he paid me in coppers, and he went out of my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you recollect what I asked for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yea, half a pint of porter and a screw of tobacco—you offered me a shilling—I said it was a bad one—you said you had got a penny, and could not have the tobacco—I did not bend the shilling; I only looked, and said it was bad—I called the ostler to look at it, and he said it was bad—I cannot say whether I gave it back to you or laid it on the counter—I know it was bad by rubbing it, and it looked very black—I recollect you asked what time it was, but I did not notice the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You do not know whether you gave the shilling to Atkins, or put it on the counter, or gave it to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was on the counter—I put it down again—I saw Atkins look at it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure that the one he had, and was looking at, was the one you got from the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, because I never moved from the bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at the Chaise and Horses, at Smallbury-green, Heston. Last Friday the prisoner came, between 11 and 12 o'clock—I stood inside the door—he called for the beer—I did not see him served, nor did I see him give my mistress anything, but my mistress called me to see a shilling; it was a bad one—she gave it into my hand—I am quite positive it was bad—I told the prisoner it was bad—he said he believed it was a good one—he went away, and I gave information at the police station—I saw the prisoner apprehended in the road, after I came from the police station—he</p>
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<p>threw something away; I think it was rather before the constable took him—I did not see him throw it, but I heard something jingle—I saw him searched at the station—I afterwards went back with the officer and a light to where I heard the jingle—I found one counterfeit shilling, and the con-stable found another—I noticed the reign of the shilling the prisoner offered to my mistress; it was William IV., and the one I found was one of William
<hi rend="largeCaps">IV</hi>.—I had told the constable the reign of the shilling before we found either of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you were called, you came and asked me to allowyouto look at the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; my mistress gave it me in my hand, and I asked you if you had any more—you said, "No;" you said you had ever; reason to believe it was good—I know it was a bad shilling—I did not bend it at all—I marked the shilling J found in the road—it was one of the same reign—I cannot swear that that was the same shilling that was in the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Your mistress gave you the shilling; what came of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I gave it to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-90" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCOTNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 18). I was on duty that night—I went outside the station, and stood under a wall till the prisoner came oppo
<lb/>site me—he appeared to come from the Chaise and Horses—when he came opposite me, I said I wanted to speak to him—he said, "Yes;" and away he ran in the road; I caught him; but before J could secure his arm, he threw something out of his left hand which appeared to be money, because it made a noise—I took him to the station—I then went to the spot with the last witness, and a lantern—we found two shillings—Atkins saw one on the ground, I picked it op, and I found another—before I picked them up, Atkins said it was a William
<hi rend="largeCaps">IV</hi>. shilling that he had offered at their place—there was nothing else found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see anything pass out of my hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I heard something, I did not see it—it was about ten yards from where I saw you pass to where I found the shilling—it was about half past 12 o'clock—you told me you threw down some tobacco pipes—I heard something go out of your hand—I did not hear it drop, because it was among the grass.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit, and one is of the reign of William IV.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went in the public house for half a pint of beer; I put down a shilling, believing it was good; I had only a penny beside; I am certain the shilling I offered was a good one; my wife was standing out
<lb/>side the door, we both tried it and could make no impression on it; I gave it to her; what I threw away was a tobacco pipe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-1070-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. * Aged 29.—
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<interp inst="t18531024-1071-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-95" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and reside in Chapel-street, Islington. On the evening of 17th Sept. I was assisting the waiter at the White Swan, in Lower Thames-street; I saw the prisoners come in together in the even
<lb/>ing—I served James a pint of porter—he gave me in payment a shilling—I took it to the bar for the purpose of getting change—I received 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in</p>
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<p>change, which I gave him—Mr. Saunders and the barmaid were at the bar—shortly afterwards I served James with half a quartern of gin—it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the other prisoner, Jones, paid me for it with a shilling—I took that shilling also to the bar; I gave it to the barmaid—it was discovered to be bad, and the constable was sent for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">James. Q.</hi> I gaveyoua shilling; what did you do with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I took it to the bar, and presented it for change; I think the landlord gave me change—I put the shilling on the counter—the landlord and the barmaid were there—other persons might have been standing there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-96" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PEEK</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the White Swan, Lower Thames-street; I have been there nearly six months, and have been in that line before. J was there on the night of 17th Sept.—the last witness came occasionally to help the waiters—on that night he came to the bar for a pint of porter—Mr. Saunders and myself were there—he brought a shilling, which he put on the counter—Mr. Saunders took it up, and the change was given—Mr. Saunders put the shilling into the till—shortly afterwards Wood came with another shilling, for half a quartern of gin—he gave me the shilling; I examined it; it was bad—I gave it to Mr. Saunders—I opened the till about three or four minutes afterwards, before any one had been there, I found several 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and
<hi rend="italic">id.</hi> pieces, and one shilling only—I examined it; it was bad, and I gave it to Mr. Saunders—the policeman was sent for, and the prisoners were given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-97" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the White Swan. On the night of 17th Sept. Wood came for some porter—he gave me a shilling—I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change, and put the shilling into the till—in a short time after
<lb/>wards he came again, and my barmaid served him half a quartern of gin—he gave her a shilling—she drew my attention to it as being bad—I examined it, and found it was bad—I marked it—the barmaid then went to the till, and took a shilling from the till and showed it to me; it was a bad one—I examined the till afterwards myself; there was no other shilling in the till—I gave the two bad shillings to the officer, and the prisoners were given into custody—I should say that no one had been to the till between the time the first shilling was given and the last—hardly two or three minutes bad elapsed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM YOUNG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 443). I took the two prisoners into custody, at the White Swan—it was stated that they were charged with passing bad money—they did not say anything—I searched them at the station; I found on Jones 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Ad</hi>, in good money, and James had a half crown, a sixpence, and a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, good—they had each of them enough to pay for what they wanted without changing—these are the two shillings I received from Mr. Saunders.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">James's statement before the Magistrate was read, as follows</hi>; "I do not believe in my own mind that either of the shillings we gave were bad; there is a practice among those who attend public-houses of having bad money, which they accuse their customers of passing.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1072-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-1072-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1072-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1072-18531024 t18531024-1072-punishment-24"/>Confined Eight Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTT</hi> </rs> Aged 27.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1072-18531024 t18531024-1072-punishment-25"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRESSWELL</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi> </persName>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTIK CARDEN</hi>N</persName>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Cresswell and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-1073-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 39.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARPER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of letter carriers in the London district, stationed at Charing-cross Branch office. The prisoner was a letter carrier in the employment of the post-office there—I was there on 15th Oct.; he was on duty that day—a few minutes after 12 o'clock he was employed in sorting letters for delivery—he was standing at a sorting table for that purpose, taking the letters in his left hand, and placing them in pigeon-holes, according to the different walks—for some reason I thought it right to watch him—the chief inspector, Mr. Edwards, was at the farther end of the office, at a raised desk, looking down the sorting table—it is my duty, while the letters are sorted, to walk backwards and forwards, to see that the sorting is carried on properly—I was about two feet from the prisoner, behind him, so that he did not see me—while I was so stationed I observed him put his letters in the usual course in sorting them—the usual course is to take them up in handfuls in his left hand, and with his right hand sort them into the boxes—I observed him come to a small letter, and with his finger and thumb press it and bend it, so as to ascertain whether it contained anything, and then place it underneath the letters that he had in his hand—he then lowered his hand with the other letters, and placed a few more on the top with his right hand—he had five or six letters in his hand, with the one underneath—he then leaned forward, took his pocket handkerchief out of his pocket, looking intently at the inspector at the desk, then dropped his handkerchief down, wrapped it round the single letter, and placed it in his coat pocket behind—I then drew a few paces back, keeping him in sight, and waited until the sorting was completed, and the prisoner gone to his proper seat—I immediately made the senior inspector acquainted with what I had seen, and he came with me to the prisoner's seat—I said to him, in the prisoner's hearing, "This man I saw secrete a letter in his pocket handkerchief, and place it in his pocket"—the prisoner was sitting on his seat with both hands behind him, looking up at us, and when I taxed him he drew the letter out with one hand, and the handkerchief in the other—it was a small letter—this is it (
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<p>prisoner—he bad two letters in one of his coat pockets, which had not been posted, and a third letter in his side pocket addressed to himself, and a pocket-book—he was then taken to the Chief Office, and given into custody—I opened the letter before the Magistrate—it contained a half sovereign, stuck in this card—I can, by pressing the cover with my finger, feel that there is an enclo
<lb/>sure—it bears the 12 o'clock post mark of the 15th, and is addressed to Mr. Ellery, No. 5, Lower Crown-street, King-street, Westminster—that would come to the office at Charing-cross in the usual course.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I was senior inspector of letter carriers, on duty on 18th Oct., at the Charing-cross office—about 12 o'clock that day I received a communication from Mr. Harper, in consequence of which I immediately went to the prisoner, who was then at the seat of the Lambeth-walk, to which he belonged—Mr. Harper said, "This is the man who I saw secrete a letter in his pocket handkerchief and put it in his pocket"—the prisoner had his hands behind him—he drew them from behind, and in his right hand was his pocket handkerchief, and in his left the letter which has been produced—he directly threw the letter down on the desk, and Mr. Harper directly seized it—he asked me if it belonged to the prisoner's walk—I looked at it, and said, "No, it belongs to the Whitehall delivery"—the prisoner said, "I did not take the letter"—Mr. Harper replied, "I saw you distinctly put it in your pocket"—he was then searched, and after being searched he repeated the statement that he did not take the letter—I said, "It is useless your denying having done so; Mr. Harper saw you put it in your pocket, we have seen you take it out"—if this letter had been posted at Walworth between 9 and 10 o'clock, it should be at Charing-cross at 12 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-109" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE ELLERY</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 12, Grosvenor-place, North Camber-well. I wrote this letter, and put this half-sovereign inside, in this card; I sealed it, directed it to my father, and gave it to Eleanor Bennett, my fellow servant, to put it into the post.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-110" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am fellow servant with Ellery—she gave me this letter to post for her—I posted it at the Walworth post-office, between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning of Saturday, the 15th—it was then sealed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">written</hi>). My Lord and Gentlemen,—Being upwards of 250 miles from home, without any relations or friends in London, and being unable, through want of pecuniary means, to obtain Counsel to defend me, I trust I may not be deemed impertinent in addressing these remarks to you, in answer to the offence with which I now stand charged. During the two years and a half I have been employed as a letter-carrier, I have been but two days absent from my duty; neither have I ever been reported, either for insobriety or any delay as to the delivery of any letter that may have passed through my hands. Respecting the letter now in question, I beg to repeat what I stated before the Magistrate on the day of examination, that I bad no intention to purloin any letter, and that the letter I placed in my pocket was the one directed to myself. I am married, and have a daughter eleven years of age. This is the first time that either myself or any of my family ever stood before a Magistrate, much less a large tribunal like this; and should it please God, through his goodness, to restore me to my family, I shall do all in my power to regain my character by a steady honest life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-1074-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 34.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARK SON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FRICKER</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector of Letter-carriers, at the Branch Office at Pimlico. The prisoner was employed there as a letter-carrier—about the 1st of this month I had reasons for paying particular attention to the prisoner's conduct—on that Saturday morning a cash letter arrived from the Chief office—this is it; it is addressed, "Miss Jane Manning, No. 25, Wilton-terrace, Wilton-road, Pimlico"—it contains money—I placed that letter in the prisoner's desk for the purpose of its passing through his hands—it would not be his duty to deliver it; it would not be in his walk—it would be his duty to sort it to the Pimlico walk—his walk was Vincent-square—he was then engaged in dividing the letters on the Vincent-square walk, between hit own ground and his partner's ground—after he had done that, I looked among the letters which were sorted for the Pimlico carrier, and did not find this letter amongst them—the prisoner then left, carrying out with him the letters of his own walk tied in a bundle—I followed him, and brought him back to the office—I told him I had missed a letter addressed to "Miss Jane Manning, No. 25, Wilton-terrace, Wilton-road, Pimlico," and asked him if he had seen such a letter; he said he had not—the other letter carriers were present—two or three may have gone out, but the majority of them were there—I desired them all to put their letters down, and to stand away from the desk; they did so—I took the prisoner's letters from his hand, and put them down—I examined them; I did not at first find this letter—I then asked him if lie had any letters about him—he put his hand into his side coat pocket, and pulled out one letter (not this one)—I asked if he had any more; he said he had not—I then proceeded to search him, and I found one letter in his back coat pocket, and on taking off his hat, in a small cotton bag I found between sixty and seventy letters—I said, "You don't call these letters?"—he made no reply—after finding those letters, I again looked at his bundle, and then found Miss Manning's letter amongst them—he was then taken to the chief office, and given into custody—these are the letters—they have been posted—none of them have been delivered—they would all be in the prisoner's delivery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I understand you to say, that be had to sort for another man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For his partner, because the other man had gone off for two day's holiday—the prisoner had not to do his duty for those two days—a supernumerary was employed, whose name, I think, was Howell—it was his duty to deliver letters—the prisoner would have to divide the letters between himself and the supernumerary—the supernumerary had not left the office at the time I called the prisoner back—I did not examine him as to any letters he had—the prisoner's partner went off duty on that Saturday—the letters themselves have since been delivered; I have only brought the envelopes here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This was the first day of the absence of the prisoner's partner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the supernumerary did the duty which he would have had to do—no additional duty was cast upon the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it part of his duty, then, to divide the letters?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was, that morning; I placed him in the front seat to divide them—that was the duty of his partner, but as he was off duty, and the prisoner was a regular man, I placed him to do it—that was not an additional duty—if he had not divided the letters, he would have had to sort them up at his desk in the pigeon holes—he had to divide the Vincent-square walk—there are six carriers for that walk, but they are in classes, two in each class; the prisoner was in the third class—the letters that were delivered by him and his partner</p>
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<p>were put in one bundle, and he had to divide them—that was the common coune.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-113" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW PEAK</persName> </hi>. I am a police constable, at the Post-office. On Oct 1st, the prisoner was given into my custody for stealing a letter—I asked him how he came to have Miss Manning's letter about him; he said he did not know it was among his letters—my attention was called to his hat, and I asked him how he came to have the other letters in his possession; he said it was a bad job, and it was all through laziness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-114" type="given" value="WELCOME"/>WELCOME COLE</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of letter carriers, in the London district Post-office. On 1st Oct., I received sixty-six letters from Mr. Fricker—they were all in the prisoner's delivery, and all unopened, except one old one—in company with a letter carrier, who knew the district well, I took them to the persons to whom they were addressed; some few of the parties were not found, but I delivered sixty-three of them—the parties to whom I delivered them opened them, and I took possession of the envelopes—these produced are them—one or two of them bear date 27th Sept., and the rest the 28th, two or three different hours of that day—one is addressed to "Miss Burrows, Mrs. Henessey, George and Ball Hotel, Orchard-street, Westminster;" that would be in the prisoner's delivery—that contained a letter which Miss Burrows took possession of—this envelope, addressed to "Mr. Cooper, Yarmouth Ale-stores, Millbank-street, Westminster," contained a letter for him—there were three for that same address; I delivered them—Miss Burrows'8 letter was posted on the 27th, and all Mr. Cooper's on the 28th, this one at 1 o'clock—they all bear the London post mark, showing they have been through the Post-office in the London district—here is one addressed to "Mrs. Thurger, Dartmouth-street, Westminster"—it contained a letter, which is in it now—she read it and returned it—that was posted on the 28th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Does the mark on the cover indicate when it was put into the Post-office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The receiving house stamp is on the back of Miss Burrows's letter, and there is the hour stamp, showing that it passed through the office at 8 o'clock at night on the 27th—it should have been delivered that same night—I cannot say how many letter carriers there are for that district—there are two for each delivery, unless it is very heavy, and then they would ask to have assistance, which is sometimes granted by the inspector—there are nine deliveries a day, not all falling to the prisoner—Mrs. Thurger's letter should have been delivered on the afternoon of the 28th, at 4 o'clock—it came in at 8 o'clock at night—the prisoner or his partner would have to deliver it, I cannot say which—Cooper's letter should have been delivered with the 1 o'clock despatch of the 28th; the prisoner or his partner would have to deliver that—I took a letter carrier, named Wiltshire, with me to deliver the letters—he is not here, to my knowledge—he was on that walk—I knew the district myself generally, but not minutely—these letters extend over the whole of the Vincent-square district—I succeeded in delivering all but three; one party had gone away, and the others were not known.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say one letter had been opened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it had been opened by a partyjof the name it was addressed to, but it did not belong to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FRICKER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I know that part of the neighbourhood which constitutes the prisoner's walk—I have examined all these letters, and looked at the addresses—they are all addressed to persons living within the prisoner's walk—there are six regular men who deliver letters in that walk—they take different deliveries, at different hours of the day; they go over the</p>
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<p>same ground, but at different hours—they go out in pairs, except at 8 o'clock and then there are four of them, a double class—all these letters have come' to our office—the hour stamp is put on at the chief office; we do not put on any stamp at our office—these letters would come to our office in due course and it would be the prisoner's duty among others to deliver them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there any mark on that letter of Miss Burrows's to indicate whether it has passed through your office or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it bears the stamp of 8 o'clock at night, Sept. 27th—that is put on at the chief office—it would arrive at our office either a few minutes before 8 or a few minutes past 8 o'clock—we have two bags sent; I cannot, of course, tell by which it came—it could not reach our office till after it was stamped—they are stamped previously to the hour they bear the mark of—it might have reached us before 8 for the 8 o'clock delivery—I cannot say when it was stamped—it would be sent out from our office a little after 8 o'clock at night—I cannot say who would deliver it, unless I had the book to refer to—there is a book that would enable me to tell—this letter, addressed to "Miss Rigby, 23, Holywell-street, Westminster," would arrive about 8 o'clock on Wednesday night, 28th Sept., and would be delivered between 8 and 9 o'clock—I do Dot know who would have to deliver that; I was not on duty at that time—I have examined all the envelopes—they are all within the district that would be covered by the six letter carriers I have spoken of; I know that of my own knowledge—the prisoner's partner did not come on duty on the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You cannot say which of the letter carriers had these to deliver?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot; the prisoner is one of those who might have bad them—he had no authority to keep these sixty-three letters in his hat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> With the exception of the double class, there are two carriers employed at each delivery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there is a joint bundle, which has to be divided between the two—on 1st Oct., it was the prisoner's duty to divide them; in the ordinary course, that would have been the duty of Tijou, the prisoner's partner—it would have been his duty on the Friday, but the prisoner was not on duty Thursday or Friday—he came to me between 11 and 12 o'clock on Thursday, and asked me to allow him to be absent for those two days; I granted him leave, and he was absent—it was Tijou's duty to divide the bundle on the Wednesday—the letters are first sorted into walks by six men, two for one walk and four for the other, at 4 o'clock—there are five walks—they first sort their letters into walks, and then they are sub
<lb/>divided between themselves and partners—a particular district is assigned to each—a letter carrier would not go over the same ground at each delivery—the prisoner was on duty on the 27th and 28th.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The stamp of 8 o'clock on these letters might possibly be put on soon after 6 o'clock, because we commence stamping for the succeeding delivery as soon as the letters arrive from the different receiving houses—the stamp indicates the time the delivery is intended to take place—there is a 6 o'clock delivery, and as soon as that is despatched, we begin to stamp for the 8 o'clock delivery—all that come in between 6 and 7 o'clock would be marked 8 o'clock—there is no despatch at 7 o'clock; it requires from 7 to 8 o'clock to sort them—the letters are sent to Pimlico in two despatches, the bulk a little before 8 o'clock, and the rest about a quarter past 8 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who was sorting on the 27th and 28th at the General Post-office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were sixty men, I believe; I do not know all their names—they sort from the bulk for all the districts, and they are</p>
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<p>sorted again into the different districts for delivery—I think there are six appointed for that duty—I do not know them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you find the stamp of your office on all these letters?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at the Yarmouth Ale-stores, Millbank-street, Westminster. Here are three letters addressed to me—they were brought to me by Mr. Cole—they contained orders for ale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How late were you in the habit of receiving letters?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Up to 10 o'clock at night, and sometimes after.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the date you received them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On Saturday evening, 1st Oct.; I well remember it, because we had complaints about the non-delivery of orders.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-118" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-118" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA BURROWS</persName> </hi>. This envelope was delivered to me by Mr. Cole on Saturday, 1st Oct.—it contained a letter, of which I took possession.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1075-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-1075-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 36.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1075-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-1075-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1075-18531024 t18531024-1075-punishment-28"/>Confined one Year, Before Mr</rs>. Justice Cresswell.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PETER LEGGATT</hi> </persName>. was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18531024-1076-offence-1 t18531024-name-120"/>George Drew</persName>; he was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-121" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RAWLINOS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>, 142
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>.). I knew the deceased, George Drew—I saw his body on 5th. Oct., at the City of London Tavern.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-122" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL LANE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at No. 5, Pleasant-row, High-street, Camden-town. On Monday afternoon 3rd Oct., about a quarter past 4 o'clock I was in Copenhagen-fields, where the works are going on for the New Market—I saw a load of slack brought to the ganger, that is a person who has charge
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> a gang of men—I saw the prisoner there, I did not know him before; he called the ganger over—his mate wanted a barrow of slack, the ganger would not let them have it—the prisoner said he was no man, and he was
<hi rend="italic">cheeking</hi> him
<hi rend="italic">and jawing</hi> him, and said he would have some—he afterwards challenged the ganger to fight, and struck him in the eye and mouth—the ganger did not fight—the prisoner and his mate went away—about half an hour afterwards the prisoner called the ganger over again, and challenged him to fight, he did not accept the challenge—while this was going on Drew came up from his work, and told the prisoner he was no man for wanting to fight an old man like the ganger—the ganger was an oldish man—the prisoner said to Drew that he had better take it up, and asked him what he had to do with it—he asked Drew whether he wanted to fight, Drew said he did not mind it and pulled off his coat—the prisoner had his coat off—they then began to fight, a great number of workmen were present—a ring was formed—they had seconds, I do not know their names—in the first round Drew laid hold of the prisoner by the hair of his head, and struck him about the head—the prisoner fell down on his knee—the prisoner was the first that fell—he got round Drew's legs in the first round, and struck him with his fist in the Drew said, "It is not a manly action to strike unfair"—that was all that took place in the first round; in the second round the prisoner again got his arms round Drew's legs—I saw no blows struck in the second round—they both fell, the prisoner undermost—they got up, and renewed the fight—in the third round blows were struck by Drew, the prisoner did not strike any—the prisoner fell on his knees, Drew did not fall—they had a fourth round, and they both fell in a scuffle—I did not observe anything in the fifth round, there were about seven rounds</p>
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<p>in all—I did not observe anything particular in the seventh round, at the end of the fight 1 saw Drew fall from a blow, which the prisoner struck him under the ear, it was a violent blow—I heard Drew say to the prisoner, "You have struck me, you have given me a violent blow under the ear, but I won't be done yet," and he got up on his knee and one foot, and fell back again—he never spoke afterwards—a gentleman came op, and in a few minutes he was removed into the City of London Tavern—the prisoner escaped, he was drunk—Drew had had something, but he was not so drunk as the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the whole from the beginning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I am quite sure it was the prisoner that began the dis
<lb/>turbance; there were a number of navigators there—the prisoner's mate offered to fight the ganger in the first instance—T do not recollect any one challenging a man named Batty to fight; I do not know their names—one of the men was knocked down in the slack, it was the prisoner who knocked him down, the prisoner's mate knocked a man down before that—I did not hear the prisoner recommend them to go to their work quietly, or that the work might be done without fighting—Drew did not then say, "Who are you? I will come and fetch you out"—he said that half an hour afterwards, that was when the prisoner wanted to strike the old ganger—it was not while he was at work in the hole—the prisoner was all over blood in the first round, from his nose—he got pretty well all the blows—Drew was taller and much bigger than the prisoner, and a stout powerful man—the prisoner was nearly insensible once on his second's knee, there was a call to time and they put him up again—Drew seemed to do almost what he liked with him as to striking—this happened where the carts were going through—there are tracks of the cart wheels there, I did not observe a rut close by—I did not see that Drew tripped his foot in going back when he fell—he did not fall with his back across some earth, he fell on his left side.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-123" type="surname" value="QUINCET"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN QUINCET</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live in Bemerton-street, Caledo
<lb/>nian-road. On 3rd Oct., I was at work and saw the prisoner and the deceased fighting—I did not know either of them, the deceased was a big man—I believe they had had about one round when I got up—the first I saw when I got up was the prisoner knocked down—the deceased was not knocked down in that round—I never saw the deceased knocked down at all, until the last round—I did not see the prisoner lay hold of the deceased—they both fell together in the last round, the deceased was the most upper
<lb/>most, but they fell sideways—I do not know what caused the deceased to fall, I never saw a blow struck at the last round by either party, they fell in the struggle—I did not hear the deceased speak—he did not get up again; I followed him to the City of London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see Drew take the prisoner by the hair?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; every time they met, every round—I cannot say whether there was a deep rut just at the spot—I did not see a blow struck by either party, at the last round—I saw no foul blow struck by either party, if there had been one I should have seen it—I stood two feet above the ground, it was a fair fight, and a fair ring kept for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-124" type="surname" value="PILBEAM"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PILBEAM</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, and live at No. 24, Arthur-street, Somers-town. On 3rd Oct., I went through this field about 20 minutes past 5 o'clock, and saw two men fighting—I stopped to see them—I had never seen either of them before—they were then in the act of having the second round—I saw them both struck blows, and I saw the deceased take the prisoner by the hair and knock him down several times—the prisoner's</p>
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<p>face was all over blood from the blows he received from the deceased, they both struck blows together—I should say I saw the prisoner knocked down about three times—I saw the deceased knocked down at the last round, in fact they both fell together—they both struck blows in the last round—I did not see whether the deceased was bit, I saw him fall—I was about four feet from him—I helped to remove him to the City, of London Tavern.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Can you describe the state of the ground, were there cart ruts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there were—I did not see the deceased fall across the raised earth—I saw no foul blow struck.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, living in Gloucester-place, Oakley-square. On 3rd Oct, about half past 5 o'clock in the afternoon I was near the New Market, at Islington, and saw a crowd—I afterwards saw the deceased taken into the house and examined him there, he was dead, there was no external appearance—I was afterwards present at the
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination—there was nothing remarkable externally, with the exception of ecchyraosis round both eyes, and some bloody froth from the left nostril, and a patch of blood on one of the ears—on removing the scalp we perceived blood extravasated at the lower edge of each parietal bone to the occipital region, but we could not perceive any fracture—on removing the skull cap we perceived extensive extravasation over both hemispheres of the brain, which extended to the base—there was a quantity of blood clots round the
<hi rend="italic">medulla oblongata</hi>, extending as far as the third vertebra; there was also ex
<lb/>travasation of the right and left ventricle—the extravasation under the scalp behind the ear would account for that, it extended all round—a blow or a fall might cause that extravasation—I apprehend that one blow would not produce such extensive extravasation—I could not positively swear whether a fall or a blow from a fist in fighting Would be likely to produce it most likely a blow; but a fall might da it—a blow of sufficient force to cause death might be given there, and yet no mark be left—death was caused by pressure of blood on the brain; and that might be caused by a blow or a fall, I could not positively swear which.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Might the appearances you observed have been occa
<lb/>sioned by a fall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They might; a fall on the back
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> the bead from tripping over the ground might produce such appearances.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He might have had all those appearances from his head coming in contact with the ground?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the appearances between the scalp and the skull, I should say; but it is barely possible the others might be from apoplexy or excitement—the appearances under the scalp might be caused by one or more falls on the ground.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You will not undertake to say how the injury was pro
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot positively swear; there was an appearance of extra
<lb/>vasated blood in the stomach, but scarcely more than might be called normal—I do not attach any importance to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-126" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD COUSINS</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. I have heard Mr. Murphy's evidence, and agree generally with biro—I attri
<lb/>bute the cause of death to violence—I should be at a loss to attribute it to the blow of which there was evidence above the ear, or to assert that the ecchymosis on the back part of the head might not be caused by a fall; either of them might be the cause of the extravasation found in the head—there was a mark of contusion over the ear, I saw none under the ear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There were three or four medical men with this case, were there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was Mr. Murphy, myself, and Mr. Lawrence; we examined the upper part of the spinal cord—a portion of a clot of blood</p>
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<p>was pressing upon the head of the spinal marrow—I attribute the death to the pressure of the blood
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> the brain, specially at that part, where the spinal cord takes its origin from the brain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18531024-1076-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 26.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1076-18531024 t18531024-1076-punishment-29"/>Confined One Month</rs>.Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA MOORE</hi> </persName>, was indicted
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<lb/>der a certain female child recently born.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUNCAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Cretswell.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18531024-1078-offence-1 t18531024-name-130"/>Abraham Borrowdale</persName>, Clerk, and stealing 3 pencil cases, a fruit knife, and other articles, and 13
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money; his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ABRAHAM BORROWDALE</hi>. I live at St. Mary's parsonage, Vincent-square, Westminster, and am the perpetual curate of St. Mary's, Vincent-square; the house is my dwelling house. On the night of 12th Oct. I went to bed a little before 12 o'clock—I went over the house, as is my invariable custom, and left everything safe when I went up to bed—about 3 o'clock in the morning of the 13th, I was awakened by some person apparently trying the door between my room and the room adjoining—I called out, "Who is there?" I received no answer—I then got out of bed, and opened the other door of the room which opens on to the bead of the staircase—I again called, "Who is there?" and with a like result, no answer was returned; consider
<lb/>ing it might be one of the servants moving about, my wife rang the bell which communicates with the servant's rooms—I distinctly heard a person moving at the end of the passage to the right of my room—I called to know if any of the servants were moving, they answered that there was no one moving, that they were all in bed—I then distinctly heard a person pass me, and go down the stairs—I closed my door and locked it, threw open the window, and called for a policeman—I was answered in two or three minutes—I told him to go to the door, and I went and let him in—there were three police
<lb/>men, two had arrived while I was descending the stairs—on going down stairs, I observed that the dining and drawing room doors were both open—they were both shut and locked when I went to bed—we went first into the drawing room; we there found that a cheffonier had been opened, two desks belonging to my children bad been taken out, and forced, and the contents were strewn on the ground, with the exception
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> the articles that were taken—I missed from those desks two pencil cases, a fruit knife, two florins, and some pieces of Maundy money, belonging to the children—none of those things have been recovered—we went down to the basement floor, and there we found everything in disorder, thrown and strewn about—I found that a pane of glass had been removed from the water closet window, and the win
<lb/>dow itself was standing open, having been fastened when I went to bed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 146). On the morning of 13th Oct., I was on duty in Regent-street, Westminster, about 200 yards from Mr.
<hi rend="italic">Borrow</hi> dale's house; and about half past 5 o'clock I saw the prisoners coming from the direction of Vincent-square—I had heard of the robbery at that time—took them into custody, searched them, and found this knife on Anderson.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-132" type="surname" value="HOARE"/>
<interp inst="t18531024-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOARE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 93). On the morning of 13th Oct., be
<lb/>tween 9 and 10 o'clock, I was at the police station, Rochester-row, West-minster;</p>
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<p>the prisoners were there, locked up in two separate cells—I heard Anderson say to White that he had made his mind up for a
<hi rend="italic">stretch</hi>—White said he had not—Anderson said to White, "How about looking at the hands?"—White said, "Hold your b——tongue"—Anderson told White that he should say he had come to call him that morning—White said, 11 Yes;" he would stick to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Anderson.</hi> It is false, I never said such a word.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What sort of place is this where the prisoners were?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There are six cells; three on each side—I was in the middle one of the three, be
<lb/>tween the cells in which the prisoners were—they are divided by a brick partition, about ten feet high; the brick partition extends up to the ceiling, but not in front, there is a grating for the air to come through at the top of the doors—outside there is one common passage to them all; the officers are going to and fro in that passage at times—I was about three quarters of an hour in the cell between them—I was there for the purpose of hearing any conversation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that the usual course at the Rochester-row police station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had charge of them altogether; it was not part of the charge given to me to get into a cell between them, and hear what I could—it was not the sugges
<lb/>tion of my own mind—I had been ordered to do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean you were ordered to do it on that occasion, or as a com
<lb/>mon practice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only on this occasion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18531024-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18531024-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police inspector, B</hi>). About 6 o'clock on the morning of 13th Oct., the prisoners were brought to the Rochester-row station—I received the knife produced from Burnett; there is a very great peculiarity about the shape of the top of the knife—the top part of the back of the edge is quite flat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You mean that it is very blunt at the end?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go that same morning to the prosecutor's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; I looked at the sash of the watercloset window, and found a square of glass had been removed out of the window, and in the window sash there was an indenture or puncture right through the putty into the wood work—I compared that mark with the point of the knife, and they corresponded—the top of the knife corresponded with the depth in the wood—I fitted the knife into the dent, they exactly corresponded—I fitted the knife in gently at the top without using any force.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How deep was the hole that was made through the putty into the wood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perhaps about one-eighth of an inch; that one-eighth of an inch corresponded.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you examine the cheffonier?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; I found it had not been opened by a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>; it was done by a knife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know it was not done by a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was no impression from the chisel in the wood, and there was a mark on it with which this knife exactly corresponded; I also examined a desk which was there, and found marks on that which corresponded with this knife—I have the desk here; there are marks of blood inside—I should also say that the knife slipped, and there is a long groove here, which corresponds with the blunt part of the knife (
<hi rend="italic">pointing it out</hi>)—it was done by something smaller than
<hi rend="italic">& jemmy</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the marks of blood appear to be recent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, quite iresh; I think there were several papers with blood upon them—I then went back to the station, and examined the prisoner's hands; 1 found on Anderson's left hand a wound from a knife; it was a recent wound; the cut was quite green—he said, "I did it yesterday, cutting an apple."</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-134" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 111). I was on duty on the night of 12th Oct, in the Broad Sanctuary, between half past 11 and 12 o'clock, and saw tie prisoners together—they were coming from the direction of Westminster bridge, and going towards Victoria-street, Westminster—that would be the nearest way to the prosecutor's house; it was about a quarter of a mile from it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Anderson.</hi> He did not see me with White; J saw White at 6 o'clock, on Wednesday; I was at home, and in bed, at 11 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not know Anderson before—I have seen White—I might have seen Anderson, but not to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">White's Defence.</hi> At 6 o'clock, the evening before, Anderson met me, and told me to come and call him the next morning; 1 went, about half past 5 o'clock, and called him, and just as J got up to his house he was coming out of his door; we went in, and had a cup of coffee at a coffee-shop close by; when we went out of there a policeman stopped us, and searched us; then he let us go; we went on about 100 yards further; another policeman stopped us, and asked us to go to the station-house; we went; he searched us, and found nothing on me; he found this knife on Anderson; I was not with Anderson the night before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Anderson's Defence.</hi> At 6 o'clock, on Wednesday, I met White in North Devon-road; 1 said, "I want to look after some work; if you have a mind to come, come and call me by half past 5 o'clock;" he came next morning; I was going to Whitechapel, to work for a gentleman that I had been used to work for, and at the top of Regent-street the policeman stopped us, and took us to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in gold and silver—I did not see the person who took it; I think it must have been a person behind me—at that time I saw Mid die ton standing on my left hand side—I did not see Collins—I went to turn round, but was prevented by Middleton, who put his arm over, and hit me on the eye—I went to turn round to the right, and he put his right arm over my shoulder, and hit me on the right eye; J believe it was with his open hand, I think more to prevent my seeing than anything else—I then turned round, and a lad standing behind me said, "There goes the man that has got your bag"—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> There were a good many people about you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was not acquainted with Middleton—I never saw him till that day—he was standing flush with me, on my left hand—I did not have a black eye—he struck me in the face, right over the eye—it was a smack—it was not that he put his hand up to the side of my head, and prevented me from turning round—it was not the side of my head—I never said it was—I do not know whether I ever said he struck me—he put his hand to the side of my face—he made my eye
<hi rend="italic">split fire</hi>—when I turned round I did not see any more of Middleton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEARY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had never seen Collins before that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never in my life; I did not see him touch me at all—I followed him, because a boy said, "There goes the man that has got your hag"—that was said loud enough for Collins to hear it—he was not a yard from me at the time—he was walking, but after that he ran.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-141" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CRITTON</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 6, White Horse-alley, Pump-court, Cow-cross. I did work at Mr. Boyle's, a paper stainer—I am out of work; I was in Smith field on Friday, 14th—I saw the two prisoners, I did not know them before—I saw Collins put his hand into Mr. Jennings's trowsers pocket, I think it was his right hand pocket—he pulled out a black bag—Middleton was close against him, and he was
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<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> with a white bag on his shoulder, who took it from him and ran away—Collins then ran away, Mr. Jennings ran after him, and I ran after the others—I saw Collins taken—after that I came back to where Middleton was, and he said to me, "Did you see that young man run across the market?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I am in
<hi rend="italic">regulars</hi> with him, I am looking after him, waiting to have my
<hi rend="italic">regulars</hi> out of the money"—
<hi rend="italic">regulars</hi> means having his share of the money—I pointed him out, and he was taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You know what
<hi rend="italic">regulars</hi> means, have you had it often?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I have been to the police office twice—I had two months one time, and one month another time—I have not been charged with anything else before a Magistrate—I am sixteen years old—I have not a brother who is transported—I was present when Middleton was taken—he was walking down Smithfield—he was taken about five o'clock—he had been sitting on the rails—he was not sitting on them when the policeman and I came up—he had got down, and went on to a gentleman, and got hold of a handkerchief—I had the month for being with two more who took a handker
<lb/>chief out of a gentleman's pocket—the two months that I had was before that—the last time is about two years ago—it was a little better than an</p>
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<p>hour after I saw Collins give something to the man and go away, that I had the conversation with Middleton about the
<hi rend="italic">regulars.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEARY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How near were you to Collins when he put his band into the gentleman's pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As near as I am to you—Collins was the nearest to me—I was close to him when I saw him give the bag to somebody else—I mean that I actually saw him steal a black bag and give it with his left hand to a man who took it with his right hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ORAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 37). I took Collins into custody—he was in the hands of the prosecutor, trying to get away from him, in Smithfield—there was nothing found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEARY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you at the office when he was examined?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not see any one who came to give evidence for him—there were several persons there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18531024-name-143" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-police sergeant</hi>, 2). Middleton was pointed out to me by Critton, about rive minutes past 5 o'clock; I found nothing on him but a duplicate, and 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you take him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the horse market, in Smithfield—I bad not seen him before—he was not sitting on a rail, he was walking out of the market.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate were read as follows</hi>—Collins says; "This
<hi rend="italic">here</hi> boy that says I took the bag, is a notorious thief himself, and is here under a false name—he has been convicted from this Court for picking pockets, and once at Bow-street—there was a man came into the police station, and said I was not the man—if he could be found I have not the least doubt he could prove me innocent—I was not nigh the man. "Middleton says;" There was a man outside the police station, who could prove I was innocent—I have witnesses who could prove where I was at the time.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Middleton received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 551). I was called, and took the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The handkerchief laid alongside of my feet; I think the pro
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How came you to go and tell that lie?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He told me to say so; he said he worked for Mr. M'Cleary—I had never seen him before—I have been in my present situation six months.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 26
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HOOPER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERGEANT</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Hayes.</hi> That handkerchief was not found on me, this is my handkerchief (
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