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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY; MAYOR FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1854.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">PETER LAURIE</hi>, Knt., Ald; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt, Ald.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY SMITH</hi> </persName>, were indicted
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<lb/>ing 63 pairs of boots, value 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">through an interpreter</hi>). I am a boot and shoe maker; I have been in England about eight weeks; I have been lodging at Mr. Rose's, No. 1, Shorter-street, Wellclose-square. On Monday night, Dec. 19th, I left home about 5 o'clock, leaving sixty-three pairs of boots and shoes in my room—I locked the door of my room, and the door of the house when I left—I returned at half-past 10—I found the street door to, and my bed-room door open; the street door was locked, the key was turned—I went into my room and missed all my boots and shoes—these produced are mine—the bag in which they are is not mine—I had left some of the boots on the table—I had left no one in the room, my wife was not in England—these boots (
<hi rend="italic">looking at a pair</hi>) are my property—they have my mark—some of the boots are marked with the letter K.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What does K mean?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I put that down as my private mark—the house I lodge in belongs to Mr. Rose—three or four people slept in the house one night, and five or six another night—when many people come there many sleep there; it is a lodging-house—when I discovered my loss I went to Mr. Vandenberg, about 4 o'clock in the morning—I went first to Mr. Green, and he told me to go to Mr. Van
<lb/>denberg, for he knew Mr. Vandenberg mostly bought stolen property, and he knew where to recover such things—I went with Mr. Green to Vanden
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<p>I stopped in the street—Mr. Green walked into the house, Mr. Vandenberg came out to him—Mr. Vandenberg has not often been to the house where I lodge; he came to Mr. Rose, and told him he should find the boots out in eight days;—Vandenberg came to visit Mr. Rose—I do not know that he has frequently been there—he used to come.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 129). From information which I received touching this robbery, I went on Wednesday afternoon, 21st Dec, at 5 o'clock, to a marine store-dealer's, at 4, Queen-street, Tower-hill; it was kept by the Chapmans—I saw Mercy Chapman in the shop at the time I went in—I have known the marine store shop for some time—Mercy Chapman's name is over the door—I have had occasion to go to the shop several times.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What makes you say it was kept by the Chapmans?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen them both there in the shop on former occasions—John Chapman is the brother of Mercy Chapman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On those occasions have you seen them both in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have on some occasions—I have seen each of them taking a part in the management of the shop—on this occasion, when I went into the shop, I saw Mercy Chapman—I asked her if she had bought any boots that day or yesterday, or if she had had any left there within a few days—she said no, she had not bought any boots; she did not lay out a shilling a day in the shop—I then said, "I shall search your house"—on my saying that she turned round and walked into the back parlour—any
<lb/>thing that was said in the shop could be heard in the parlour, if spoken in the tone in which I spoke—I followed her into the parlour; I there found John Chapman and the prisoner Smith—I saw Smith having hold of a bag, trying to push it out into the passage—it was a heavy bag—this produced is it—John Chapman was sitting in the room—I said, "Halloo, what is this?"—I took hold of the bag and took out some boots-—Mercy Chapman said, "They were left when me and my brother were out for a loan"—she afterwards stated that they had been to Old-street Road for a loan—Smith said, "Mrs. Chapman and John had nothing to do with it; if there is any
<lb/>body to blame, take me"—Mercy Chapman said she was out at the time—I cannot remember her saying anything else—I then took the prisoners into custody with the assistance of the other constables—at that time Vanden
<lb/>berg was in the house—he was not taken into custody till late that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Vandenberg at the marine store shop at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did not go there with me—I ran round there first, and he came after me—I had not had any communication with him, two other constables had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know how long Mercy Chapman has carried on this shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known it about four or five years—Mercy Chap
<lb/>man and her brother have carried it on during that time—I never noticed the name over the door till this transaction—I never searched the house before—I went there once to inquire about a box which had been stolen from off a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and I have several times popped into the passage adjoining the shop, being a dark one, when I have been looking after other things—I went in plain clothes—when I made this inquiry of Mercy Chapman, she walked into the parlour; she turned round very quickly, she did not run, there was not room enough, but she went as quickly as she could very well walk—the first question I asked her was, "Have you bought any boots, or had any left here yesterday, or within a few days?"—I asked her that all at once; it was not merely, "Have you bought any boots?"—her answer was,</p>
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<p>"No; I don't lay out more than 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day"—Smith was trying to push the boots towards the passage; it is a passage that separates the shop and back parlour from the backyard—there is a partition between the shop and parlour, and the passage runs along by the side of them into the back yard, there is a door leading from the passage into the back parlour; the passage is an ordinary side entrance—Smith said, "If anybody is to blame it is me; take me, Mercy and John had nothing to do with it"—she said, "I took the boots in, a man brought them, and said he would call again at 9 o'clock to-morrow night;" both the Chapmans said, if I went to John-street to inquire, I should find they had been making inquiries about a loan when the boots were brought—Mercy Chapman said so—I do not know whether John Chapman said so; he might, but I very well recollect that it was said—another constable, named Payne, came in shortly afterwards; he came in about a minute after me—Vandenberg came in about five or six minutes after me, it might have been ten minutes—some time after I had been there, John Chapman went out; I went away to the station house to fetch some one else down to help search the house, and he went out in the mean time—he came back again—I do not know how long he was away, it might have been three quarters of an hour; when I went away at night, after searching the house through, I left Vandenberg in the house; that was at Mercy Chapman's request—I heard her ask him to stay—he said, "Well, I shall go home," and she said, "Pray don't go, don't go away and leave me; stop here"—I left him in the house with two others, a man named Matthews and his son—Smith told me that she was a servant out of place, and that she had been lodging with Mercy Chapman—I do not recollect that she told me how long she had been lodging there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I understand Vandenberg staid at the express request of Mercy Chapman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he is the person included in this indictment—I only went once to Chapman's with reference to stolen property—that was about a box—I did not find the box; I did not search the place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, H</hi> 7). On Wednesday evening, 21st Dec., I went with Dunaway and another constable to the marine store dealer's, in Queen-street—Dunaway went in before me—I have known that shop for many years, and have had occasion to visit it in connection with my duty—I have generally seen Mercy Chapman and her brother there-—the business was carried on by them both—I have seen each take an active part in it—I assisted in taking the prisoners into custody—I came into the parlour after Dunaway found the bag of boots—Vandenberg has absconded.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you searched the house with the other officers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—I examined a bedstead there—the top of it was thick with dust—I found no traces of anything having been on it—I have known the shop for the last seven or eight years—I believe Mercy Chapman has conducted it for that time, but I never visited the house much till lately, I will say the last three years—I never searched the house before this; I have been there to make inquiries, perhaps ten or twelve times altogether—after searching the house, I left Vandenberg and the two Matthews' there; that was about 11 o'clock at night—I requested Vandenberg to go, and he refused, saying he was going to stay all night—he was brought to the station shortly afterwards with young Matthews, with two pairs of boots in his possession; they are here—he said he found them on the top of the bed-stead—Vandenberg has two marine store shops in Rosemary-lane, about five minutes' walk from the shop in Queen-street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 198). I was at the prisoners' house on the Wednesday evening when the property was discovered—I saw Van
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you went to Chapman's in consequence of information which you received from Vandenberg?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—when I saw him and Smith in conversation, Vandenberg nodded his head to me, and gave me the wink—I did not take particular notice of it, but he afterwards said, "If you had not come in when you had, I should have found out from the female where the other property was"—I did not hear what Smith said to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 130),
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>. On the Wednesday night in question I was watching in Queen-street; I saw Van
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>). I went with the prosecutor, after 6 o'clock, to Vandenberg's house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PORTER WILLIAM DUNAWAY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say Mercy Chapman said if you would inquire in John-street you would find they had been there about a loan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not make those inquiries.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.";</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and other sums, of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-18" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-224-offence-2 t18540130-name-18"/>George Pritchard</persName>, his master: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-224-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18540130-224-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-224-18540130 t18540130-224-punishment-3"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18540130-225-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-20" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-20" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-225-offence-2 t18540130-name-20"/>William Hill</persName> and another, his masters: to which he</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-225-18540130 t18540130-225-punishment-4"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EVANS</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-226-offence-1 t18540130-name-22"/>William Stone</persName> and another, his masters: to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-226-18540130 t18540130-226-punishment-5"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18540130-227-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 1 copper plate, 1 saw, and other articles, value 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-227-offence-1 t18540130-name-24"/>Hugh Boyd</persName>, his master:</rs> to which he
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-227-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—(
<hi rend="italic">His master stated that he had been very much neglected, that he could neither read nor write, and that it was considered there was something defective in his mind; that he had been in prison once before, and had been sent to the Red Hill school, but was incapable of learning even his letters.</hi>)—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MANNING</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18540130-228-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, unlawfully obtaining one cask of white lead, value 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., by false pretences, of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-228-offence-1 t18540130-name-26"/>William Robertson</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-27" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Robertson, M'Clean, and two others—they are white lead merchants, at Old Swan-wharf, Upper Thames-street—I know the prisoner—I have seen him at the warehouse on many occasions—he was in Mr. Bowick's service, and I have supplied him with lead many times—on 27th Aug., between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening, he came to the warehouse, and wanted a cask of lead—he did not say who for, because I knew he always came from Mr. Bowick—he said he wanted it very particularly that evening—I said that the carts were all out, and he had better get a truck—he did so, and I asked him if he had brought me an order—he said, "No," and I said he must write me one—it had been his habit to bring orders from Mr. Bowick—sometimes he brought them signed, and filled them up himself, but they always had Mr. Bowick's signature—I furnished him with a piece of paper and a pencil—he wrote something, and gave it to me, but it has been lost—being Saturday night, we were just going home, I had got my coat on, and I laid the paper on the side of my desk—on the Monday morning, when I came, it was gone—I do not recollect the contents of it—the moment he gave it into my hand, I told a man to give him a cask—I had not the least suspicion—a cask was given to him, and he wrote this receipt, and gave it to me (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"Received of Robertson and Co., one cask of white lead, for Mr. Bowick, of Holloway. George Manning.")—he wrote it all at the same time—I asked him to give me a signature, and gave him a paper, and he signed it—he had signed many of them before—the cask was put into his truck—he did not say where he wanted it to be sent to, but I should have sent it to Mr. Bowick's premises—it was worth 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should not have let him had it, if I had not believed that it was on Mr. Bowick's authority—there was a light where he signed the paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> During the whole interview, did he say anything to the purport that he was sent by Bowick?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I remember—I let him have it, believing he was Bowick's servant—he asked me to send it, and I supposed he meant to Mr. Bowick's, but he did not mention Mr. Bowick's name—I do not know whether the prisoner had any place of business of his own.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-28" type="given" value="JOSEPH COMBER"/>JOSEPH COMBER KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner, and told him it was for obtaining a cask of lead of Messrs. Robertson, on 27th Aug. last, for Mr. Bowick, and that what he said to me might be given in evidence—he said, "I shall not deny having the lead, but I intended to pay for it as soon as I was able to do so, as I have done on previous occasions"—he said Mr. Bowick had allowed him to take things, and pay him for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-29" type="surname" value="BOWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, and live at Durham-place, Holloway. The prisoner has been employed by me for some time previous to Aug. last—he was sometimes employed to fetch lead from Messrs. Robertson's—he left my service about the latter end of July, or on the first week in Aug.—he was not in my service, or employed by me, on 27th Aug.—he was not authorised to get lead from Messrs. Robertson for me, or to sign a receipt—he had no authority to sign the receipt produced—I have never seen the cask of lead—the prisoner was about three years in my service.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was only employed occasionally for you, on and off.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes; you had a cask of lead of me, on a previous occasion, as you said your wife and family were starving, and you could not get credit; and if I would</p>
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<p>pass my word to Messrs. Robertson for a crate of glass and half a firkin of lead, you would work it out in the course of the summer, and you did work it out-—I signed the order myself—Messrs. Robertson did not know it was for you—about a month after you got this lead I called on your daughter, who is a servant in Aldersgate-street, and asked her to ask you to call on me, as I wished to know if you could have done such a thing after the kindness I had shown you, having paid you 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. through the greater part of the summer, and I received a letter from you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you authorise the prisoner, after he left your service, to get any lead?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; nor did I allow any to be obtained in my name—this is the letter I received from the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-30" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ELLIS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner write a great many times—this letter is in his writing (
<hi rend="italic">read:</hi>"29th Sept., 1853. Mr. Bowick, Sir,—You will, I hope, pardon my not coming to you, as you requested by my daughter. I cannot be too thankful to you for your kind
<lb/>ness towards me—When I see the position in which I have placed myself I have never for a moment thought of not paying for the things I might have, but only of getting a short credit, which I had a difficulty to obtain on my own account. I have this day made arrangements, by which I shall be enabled to pay you half the amount within a fortnight from this time, and the remaining half in another fortnight following, on which you may rely. I therefore beg of you to withhold for that short time, and by so doing you will confer a great boon on myself and my family, for which we shall feel for ever grateful. Your obedient servant, Geo. Manning.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am very sorry it has happened so; I had previously paid Mr. Bowick, and it was my intention to pay for this; I had done some work with the same materials, and I was to be paid for my work as soon as I had finished, but the person who employed me went away to Australia, and never paid anybody; I was thrown out of work; I never had any intention to defraud Mr. Bowick, or anybody else; as Mr. Bowick did not come after me, I calculated he would let it be till the spring, as he has done before; I am fifty years old, and never was in a court of justice for defrauding any one.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 50.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-228-18540130 t18540130-228-punishment-7"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1854.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COPELAND</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant, and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-229-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-229-18540130 t18540130-229-punishment-8"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-230-offence-1 t18540130-name-34"/>St. Katharine's Dock Company</persName>, his masters: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-230-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-230-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 42.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-230-18540130 t18540130-230-punishment-9"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JOHN SIMCOCK</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18540130-231-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-231-offence-1 t18540130-name-36"/>William Garratt</persName>, his master; </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, stealing 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-37" type="surname" value="JOSEPH"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-37" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-231-offence-2 t18540130-name-37"/>Thomas Joseph</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-38" type="surname" value="MARSH"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-231-offence-2 t18540130-name-38"/>William Marsh</persName>: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-231-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-231-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-231-18540130 t18540130-231-punishment-10"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18540130-232-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, stealing 1 drag, and other articles, value 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-40" type="surname" value="BRIANT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-232-offence-1 t18540130-name-40"/>Samuel Briant</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-41" type="surname" value="STREETING"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-41" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STREETING</persName> </hi>. I live at Uxbridge; I work for Mr. Briant, a builder. On Tuesday, 3rd Jan., I left the properly produced, in a cart—I locked the doors of the cart—I know these tools to be my master's; here is an "R." on this drag, and I know this server by a mark on the handle—I suppose they are worth about 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where is the mark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Here it is, on the drag—it belonged to a man, named Rolfe, a plasterer—my master bought it of the widow—my master was not the first person in pos
<lb/>session of them—men do not very often lend their tools—these tools were safe on 3rd Jan.—I did not see them again till the policeman showed them to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did you leave them safe in the cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 5 o'clock in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-42" type="surname" value="BEECHEY"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEECHEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 29). I reside at Harmondsworth. On Sunday, 15th Jan., I stopped the prisoner, in Harmondsworth parish, with a coat—I asked him where he got it; he said he got it of his master—I took him into custody—I searched his house—I found this drag, and server, and square, in a coal cupboard, in the kitchen—I told the prisoner the next day what I had found, and he said he bought them of a man, but he did not know who he was—I took him into custody on this charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-43" type="surname" value="BRIANT"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-43" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BRIANT</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, at Uxbridge. This drag and server are mine; the square belongs to a man in my employ—I bought the drag of a widow, named Rolfe; the server I bought new—the square I could not swear to—I missed this property on Monday, 9th Jan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there any mark on them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The drag is marked with two "R's," and the server has a mark near the handle—they are building tools—I have had the server about twelve months—I had not seen these things between the 3rd and the 9th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-232-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-232-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 37.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18540130-232-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-232-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-232-18540130 t18540130-232-punishment-11"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18540130-233-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-233-18540130 t18540130-233-offence-1 t18540130-233-verdict-2"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD BIGGS</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-233-18540130" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def2-233-18540130" type="surname" value="BIGGS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RUTH BIGGS</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18540130-233-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 10 bottles, value 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-46" type="surname" value="WATERS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-233-offence-1 t18540130-name-46"/>Robert Baker Waters</persName>, their master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-47" type="surname" value="WATERS"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-47" type="given" value="ROBERT BAKER"/>ROBERT BAKER WATERS</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a British wine merchant, at No. 15, Lower Whitecross-street. The prisoners have been in my employ, the man about four years and a half, and the woman about three years and a half—the man had 23
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and the woman 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a gross, for washing bottles—I have several thousand bottles pass through my hands every year—in consequence of missing bottles, I applied to the police—the male prisoner had the key of my bottle warehouse—these bottles are my property—this one I know by a lucifer match being in it—I saw the bottles taken from the woman—after the man was taken, I saw him in the officer's custody; he came in the counting house to me—the officer stated the charge on which he was taken, and told him he was an officer—the man repeatedly asked me to forgive him, and said he would do anything in the world for me—he said to his wife, "It was you that
<hi rend="italic">has</hi> done it all;" he then said, "She
<hi rend="italic">egged</hi> me on"—the woman said to me, "What are you going to do with me? you can't transport me; I suppose, if I pay you, it will be all right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The man said to his wife, "I did let you have a few?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but, "You
<hi rend="italic">egged</hi> me on"—I did not see</p>
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<p>these bottles till I saw them taken from the female prisoner; it would be impossible for me to say that I had seen them before—bottles of this kind are made for other persons, as well as me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-48" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-48" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). In consequence of information from the prosecutor, I placed myself on his premises on 16th Jan., about half past 7 o'clock in the evening—when I had been there about a quarter of an hour, I saw the female prisoner leave the bottle warehouse, and walk across to a marine store shop, having something very bulky under her dress—she went into the marine store shop, and returned back to the warehouse—she left the warehouse again, and on her way to the marine store shop I stopped her with a bundle—I told her I was an officer, and she must go back with me to the warehouse of Mr. Waters—she refused to go, saying she was going to take the bottles to get them washed—I compelled her to go beck to the counting house, and took these bottles from her—one or two of them were in her pockets; the principal part were in the front of her person—I placed her by the side of her husband, and told them they were charged with stealing bottles—the man said to the woman, "It is all your fault; I did let you have a few to-night, but you
<hi rend="italic">egged</hi> me on it"—I told him it was not the first time; they had been continually doing it, and taking them to a marine store shop—I think there was no reply to that—I afterwards took the woman to the marine store shop—I saw the man and woman belonging to the shop—I asked them to produce the bottles which the woman had brought just before—the man pointed to eight bottles which stood on the counter, and said they were brought by a female, but he could not say who—he said they had been left there about half an hour, but they had not been paid for—about half an hour had elapsed between the time of the woman first going to the shop and the time I took her there—I did not see what part of the prosecutor's premises she came from on the first occasion, but on the second occasion she came from the bottle warehouse, and the man was in the bottle warehouse at the time she came out.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD BIGGS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18540130-233-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-233-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-233-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 38.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RUTH BIGGS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18540130-233-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-233-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-233-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 42.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18540130-233-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-233-18540130 t18540130-233-punishment-12"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-233-18540130 t18540130-233-punishment-12"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MURRAY RAWLINGS</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18540130-234-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-234-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, forging and uttering an order for 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; with intent to defraud: to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. Aged 27.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-234-18540130 t18540130-234-punishment-13"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Josiah Wilkinson, Esq., barrister-at-law; the Rev. Charles Coleby Roberts, Master of St. Paul's School; the Rev. Thomas Latimer Neville; and Robert Barnett Bryant, deposed to the prisoners good character.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18540130-235-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 10
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-235-offence-1 t18540130-name-51"/>Alfred James Waterlow</persName>, his master: to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. Aged 30.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540130-237-offence-1 t18540130-name-56"/>Ephraim Samuel</persName>: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-237-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1854.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FAREBROTHER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MUGGERIDGE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, one other request for the delivery of 8 1/2 yards of cloth:</rs> to which he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to Uttering on each Indictment.</hi> </rs> Aged 24.—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months on the first Indictment,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and Three Months on each of the other Indictments, to commence at the expiration of the former sentence (Twelve Months altogether.</hi>)</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. as old copper—I went to Mr. Harriss', a marine store dealer, of Hampton, and asked him if he had bought a piece of pipe—he produced a piece, which I knew to be mine directly he showed it to me—I left it with him, to take care of for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you identify it by marks of your own?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There are no marks on it that I know of, but I speak positively to it—my father is not here—I know William Glazier; he is the son of a man who worked for me—I believe he is at Hampton now; I saw him there one day last week—lie is about eighteen years old, I should say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-61" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARRISS</persName> </hi>. I am a marine store dealer, of Hampton. One Satur
<lb/>day in this month the prisoner came and brought me a piece of copper pipe—I think it was last Saturday fortnight—he was alone—William Benn came a day or two afterwards, and I showed him the pipe I had bought of the prisoner—he claimed it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know he is the man I bought it of; I know very little of him; he was never in my premises but once before—he has been in the neighbourhood, but I do not know that I ever spoke to him but that once—I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—I could have given more, only there was a good deal of lead and solder round it—I gave a fair price for it—no one else was in the shop at the time—my shop is open to the street, and my name is over the premises—there was no policeman by at the time—I weighed the pipe while the prisoner was there, and paid him the 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BENN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you tell on what Wednesday you missed the pipe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but it was in the week after it was sold; I cannot tell when it was taken—it had been on the premises nearly two years—I cannot say whether it had been in the workshop ail that time—I am certain I saw it there five or six days before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was William Glazier taken up on this charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was discharged—I have known the prisoner twelve months—he is a labouring man—he has lived during that time at Hampton.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-62" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHURCHILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). In consequence of information I received, I went to Harriss's marine store shop, and saw this piece of copper pipe—in consequence of what passed between him and me, I apprehended</p>
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<p>the prisoner, on Thursday, the 19th—he asked me what I was going to take him for, and I told him for a piece of copper he had sold to Harriss—he told me he had received it from William Glazier, to sell for him—I sent for Glazier—he came to Mr. Benn's shop, and I took him into custody—he was in Mr. Benn's employment at that time—the prisoner said he received the pipe from Glazier on Saturday afternoon, to sell, and he had received 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Glazier for selling it—Glazier denied all knowledge of it, or of having seen it—I took them both to the station, and Glazier was discharged by the Magistrate, there being no evidence against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known the prisoner as living and working in Hampton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Above a twelvemonth; he said at once that Glazier gave it to him to sell—Glazier is not here—when they were both together, the prisoner said he had received it from Glazier, and sold it for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and received 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for selling it—I think he said before the Bench that he asked Glazier whether it was his, and he said it was all right—Glazier is a labouring man, taking out coals, and doing odd jobs about the premises—he is a great deal out of work at times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read, as follows:</hi> "On Saturday, 14th Jan., about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I was crossing the road towards my home, and was called by Glazier; he asked me if I would go and sell this piece of copper for him; I asked him if it was his own, and he said, 'Yes;' I took it to Mr. Harriss's shop, and he gave me 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it; he asked me if it was right; I said, 'Yes,' and took the money back to Glazier, and he gave me 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I walked up the lane with him as far as he went, and I saw no more of him, but was taken into cus
<lb/>tody. James Hannan.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BENN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the prisoner any business about your premises?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the premises are locked up at night, but they are on the water's edge, and anybody can get into the shop from the water at night, with a boat, without breaking into it—I have never seen him about the premises, but I hear that he came there after a bushel of coke on the Saturday afternoon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever seen this piece of copper in Glazier's hands?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but he was about the shop, and had an opportunity of seeing it—I do not keep the coals in the shop, but in a little place by the side of it—my father is not here.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, for a common assault.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-65" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TATUM</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in building materials, and reside in St. George's-road, Southwark; my place of business is in Park-place, Walworth. On Monday, 2nd Jan., I went to Meeting-house Yard, Houndsditch—I had bought some houses there to pull down—I bought them of Mr. Freeman, of Montague-street, Russell-square—I went there first about half past 7 o'clock in the morning—I had eight or ten of my men with me—I did not see the prisoner there then—I saw him about half past 12 o'clock, when the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was—I saw a brother of the prisoner there in the morning, the first thing—at half pest 7 o'clock we took off a few tiles—I left the job then—I did not mean to pull the houses down—I saw there was likely to be a breach of the peace, so I left off, and would not go on with it—I went away, and several of my men also—I left some of the men in charge of the premises that had been pulled down—there was a threat of disturbance in the</p>
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<p>morning; the prisoner's brothers threatened there would be—when I went back, at half past 12 o'clock, I took Sullivan and his two brothers, and two men named Williams and Burns—Mr. Harwood was with me—I took
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Sullivan down to look at the job, to see what he would pull down the three houses for—he usually works for me by the job—I left the five men outside while I went into the buildings, the houses we had partly pulled down, and when I came out again, I saw the wall surrounded by a mob of people, fighting—I should think there were 150 people there at the first commencement, but before it was finished I should think there were 600—my men were completely wedged up; they could not move—the people were striking them in all directions—there were women with brickbats, and pokers, and tongs, and shutter bars, shovels, and all manner of things—I saw the prisoner there—I saw him strike John Sullivan on the head, but what it was with I could not say—he was about ten yards from me—he came from the corner house; a woman gave him something, I could not see what it was; I fancied it was a bit of gas pipe, but I could not swear positively whether it was a gas pipe or a poker; we were all in such a hurry at the time—he struck John Sullivan on the head, and Sullivan dropped just as if he was dead—I was getting out of the mob in the best way I could—I had a shovel—several of them cut at me—one woman cut at me with a poker; I warded it off with the shovel in the best way I could—I got out of the crowd as soon as I could, and went after the police—I went round, and came to Houndsditch again, and saw
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> and John Sullivan—John was bleeding dreadfully—the blood came from the top of his head, and
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> was holding him up, and he was just as if he was fainting—that was about eight or ten minutes after the blow had been given—I believe he was taken to the hospital, I went to the station house—neither I nor my men had given any provocation before we were attacked in this way—they were standing with their hands in their pockets, quite unprepared—they did not anticipate such a thing—I have a written authority from Mr. Freeman (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>)—I did not go back to the premises again—I found two of my men at the station, charged by some of the Jews for assaulting the Jews, and both of them were streaming with blood—one of them, Burns, had his skull fractured, and five of his ribs broken—there were fourteen or fifteen of my men there altogether—before the job was finished, I think I should not exaggerate if I said there were 1,000 people there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What house was it that you went to first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first house I went to was No. 3, I think—that was the first thing in the morning—it was occupied by tenants—they had had notice to quit—there were tenants to each house—I do not know how many—I went about 7 o'clock in the morning to un roof the houses where the tenants were—it is not the first time we have done it—we do not study their comfort much—snow does not interfere with our work—we do not do it without a notice—I am a building material dealer—I buy houses to pull down, and keep the materials.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are employed, are you not, to get tenants out of a house, just as ferrets are used to get rats out of a haystack?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; we find they will not go out till they are almost driven out—there were tenants at the other houses—Samuel Jacobs was not one of them—I did not see him at No. 4, or at No. 3—he hallooed out of the window, "If you attempt to pull these houses down, something serious will happen;" and on that I had my men taken off—I gave the prisoner's brother in charge for using language liable to create a breach of the peace—that charge was dismissed, and I believe he</p>
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<p>went back to his lodging—I returned back to the place at 12 o'clock, with five more men—I was not determined to get in; they were men that fre
<lb/>quently did my work, and we came to see what they would do the job for—there were a great many people there at that time—I purchased these mate
<lb/>rials of Mr. Freeman; he is the surveyor to the estate—I have often pur
<lb/>chased of him before—I did not give myself any concern as to the title—Mr. Freeman is a perfect gentleman; I was satisfied he would do what was right, and I made no further inquiry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the names of the tenants?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw some of them that day—the prisoner was not a tenant, nor his brother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-66" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor, and am surveyor to this estate in Meeting-house Yard. I cannot tell the names of the freeholders; I was employed by the solicitor to the freehold, Mr. Hastie, of Gray's Inn-square—I had never been employed before this, except upon three houses, which were pulled down shortly before these—I did not give notice to the tenants of these houses to quit—I gave Mr. Tatum this authority—I negociated with him to pull down the houses and purchase the materials.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-67" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> I have been working for Mr. Tatum, on and off, for some time. On Monday, 2nd Jan., about half past 12 o'clock, I went with him to Meeting-house Yard—we did not go inside the houses—there were a goodish many people there, outside—I was inside the hoard when the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> began—there was a hoard round the buildings that had been pulled down—when I came outside the hoard, I saw the people all quarrelling and fighting with me and my mates—I did not see the prisoner there at the first begin
<lb/>ning—I saw him afterwards at the corner of the street, when they were all fighting; I saw him hit Thomas Sullivan on the head, and then he hit John Sullivan on the head with a poker, and he said, "There is one for you, you b——;" it was a very heavy blow that he gave John, and it knocked him senseless—he went to the hospital with another young man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you any weapon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; nor had Tatum, or any of our men, that I am aware of—I do not know that one of our men was taken with a life-preserver—I heard of it at the Mansion-house—he was taken to the Mansion-house—I do not know that he was charged there by the prisoner with using a life-preserver—I swear that the prisoner had a poker in his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Tatum. I went with him to the premises in Meeting-house Yard, about 12 o'clock on this Monday—there was a piece of work there—I saw the prisoner there, and saw him inflict several blows with a poker, but in the mob I could not see who he hit, except Thomas Sullivan—I did not see him strike John Sullivan—I had no weapon with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see any of your people with weapons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not one—I do not know the tenants of these premises.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you anything in your hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; no spade, or any
<lb/>thing whatever—after I saw the prisoner strike the blow I followed him to the station—none of our men had spades, or anything of the kind, at the time the piece of work was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. On 2nd Jan., I went to the houses in Meeting-house Yard with Mr. Tatum and three or four more, about 12 o'clock—we stood in front of the houses looking at them, to see what the job was worth; while We were there, a noise came to the door, what it was I could not say, and some bricks came towards my legs; a woman came out with a broom</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You do not know that he did it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never saw him there—I went there with Mr. Tatum, as we were going to be employed to pull the houses down, providing we came to terms to take them of Mr. Tatum; we thought what they were worth, and we knew we were right, but we would not begin any houses before we saw the police
<lb/>man, and saw the paper that Mr. Tatum had in his pocket—we did not go inside the houses, the tenants did not seem to wish us to do so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in addressing the Jury for the prisoner, contended that as the persons engaged by Tatum had proved no legal authority to enter the houses in question, they had committed a trespass in making the attempt, which the occupiers were justified in resisting; and that the act done by the prisoner was, under the circumstances, not an unlawful one. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in summing up, said that the law allowed every latitude to persons in defending their persons or property, and they might use all necessary violence to eject those who, without right, invaded their houses; still it must be only such violence as should be necessary for that purpose; the question was, whether there was anything in the present case which justified the act imputed to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-71" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor and outfitter. On 17th Jan. the prisoner came to me with this order, saying the captain had written it, to get some clothes for himself and another man—it is written in Swedish; I can translate it—(
<hi rend="italic">reads</hi>—"Tailor Davidson, let the bearer, A. Holmquist, have necessary clothing, such as shirts, trowsers, drawers, and stockings, not exceeding 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. sterling, and leave the account at Messrs. Alsaner's office, where you may meet me to-morrow, at 11 in the morning. Dated, Commercial Dock, 17th Jan., 1854. Captain C. Wilen, ship
<hi rend="italic">Atlas.</hi> Also let John Negot have a pair of trowsers, a woollen shirt, and pair of drawers")—I do not know whose handwriting it is—I wrote here, in Swedish, "Clothes to the amount of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," and the prisoner signed his name to it—the second man received 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of clothes—he could not write his name, and the prisoner signed it for him, and wrote his own name under—I gave the prisoner two double back blue shirts, one red shirt, three cotton shirts, three pairs of stockings, of pair of mole trowsers, one cravat, and one pair of drawers—the second man had a pair of trowsers—they each had a bundle—they came together—I have since seen the things at the station house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-72" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILEN</persName> </hi>. I am a Russian; I am master of the ship
<hi rend="italic">Atlas.</hi> </p>
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<p>The prisoner was one of my seamen—I did not give him this order; it is not my writing—I never gave him authority to write it—it is not like my writing, there is a great deal of difference—I can almost swear it is the prisoner's own writing—I can swear it is his writing—I have seen him write.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The captain owes me my wages.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It is very little that is coming to him—I cannot say exactly what is due to him—I had some expenses for him at Gottenberg, because he was put into prison there—that was not because he wanted to go home—he never wanted to go home-—he was ashore several days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-73" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CROUCHER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Child, a pawnbroker, in High-street, Shadwell. I produce five shirts, two pairs of drawers, a pair of moleskin trowsers, two pairs of stockings, two fronts, a cravat, and some handkerchiefs—they were pledged at my house, by the prisoner, on 18th Jan.—the name on the duplicate is John Buske—there was another person with him at the time he pawned them—the prisoner produced the things.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thames police inspector</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on the morning of 23rd Jan., on board a Dutch schooner in the London Docks—I told him he was charged with getting some clothes on a false order—he said he had not written any letter, nor had any clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have not done it; the other man who was with me in the ship has gone away in an American ship.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-241-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money; the property of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in a little pocket book which I put into my chest before I went to bed—I was sober—I think the prisoner saw me count my money—he was on board before me—he came on board to sleep, although he was not shipped again—we both slept in the forecastle—I slept on a bed that had been the prisoner's, and when I went to sleep he was walking about the forecastle—the captain called me about 7 o'clock in the morning, the prisoner was not there then—I missed my monkey jacket, silk handkerchief, and cap, which I had put on my chest the night before, and my pocket book, containing 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I went with Thomas Anderson, another sailor, who has gone to sea, and inquired after the prisoner—we found him in Charles-court, Wellclose-square—he had on my jacket, cap, and silk handkerchief, and I saw my comforter, which I had not missed before, among his old clothes—the policeman has got 2
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you sober when you came on board at 11 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—you were there when I counted my money, and could see and hear me counting it—I heard you talking about a pipe.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 193). I took the prisoner about half past 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning, Jan. 25th, at Charles-street, Wellclose-square, where some acquaintance of his lives—he was outside, in the court—he had on the jacket, waistcoat, and handkerchief—he said he had only put them on to have a
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in it, which he would give him, all but 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which he had spent, and that the man of the house had got the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the purse—he begged the prosecutor not to charge him—I took him to the Leman-street station, then went back to the house, and inquired for the purse—the woman said she knew nothing about it, and sent a lad to the docks, to her husband—the lad brought back the purse and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I found this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the pocket of the jacket which the prisoner had on—he was not sober, he had been drinking very freely.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was as sober as I am now.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You were locked up at the Seething-lane station the same morning, for being drunk and incapable—I took your clothes off at the station, and left you with nothing but your shirt on—I saw some old clothes at the house when the prosecutor picked out the comforter—I did not examine them, and did not pick them up—I left them there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> We had a glass of grog together; I went down below, and could not sleep; I turned out again; I took the jacket, and put it on; I then saw his purse, and said, "What do you leave the money there for?" and put it into my pocket; a policeman met me, and asked me to give him some drink; I drank a glass of grog, and got tipsy again; two men met me, took me to the station-house, and I gave up the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the men there asked me to stand a drop of brandy; I did so, and spent 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I afterwards gave the purse to the man of the house, with 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in it; I was coming on board after breakfast to my shipmate, with the jacket, handker
<lb/>chief, and money; and on going on board, I met him, and he asked me about it, and went and got a policeman; he has got 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I had no intention of stealing it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I had a glass of grog with the prisoner that night—on the afternoon before he was drunk, and as I was sober I did not like to keep his company, and left him at 4 o'clock—the way I found him was by inquiring at the corner house for the
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> that was drunk yesterday, and they told me they knew nothing about him, and then I saw him inside the door of the house he was taken in—we had been on board together above a month and twelve days, and had never had any words.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1854.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MUGGEIDGE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-83" type="given" value="GEORGE HENY"/>GEORGE HENY COOPER</persName> </hi>. I took the prisoner—he was in a very excited state, I could not say whether he was drunk—I have known him about the market—he has been a very excited character.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-84" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-84" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman, in Newgate-market. I was standing at my door that day; I saw the prisoner take this knife from his own board, and he ran after the prosecutor, and struck at him with it; I ran after him, took him by the collar, and took the knife from his hand—I saw blood come from the prosecutor's wrist—the prisoner was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The prosecutor sent me to the hospital, and has grievously insulted me, and treated me in an improper manner.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs> Aged 65.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18540130-243-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-243-18540130 t18540130-243-punishment-21"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SMITH</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-244-18540130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-244-18540130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WILDER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18540130-244-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi> pleaded
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-244-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-244-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILDER</hi> pleaded
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18540130-244-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-244-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-244-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-244-18540130 t18540130-244-punishment-22"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM EGLIN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18540130-245-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-245-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-88" type="surname" value="CANNON"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-88" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA CANNON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the College Arms, in St. Pancras-road. On 28th Dec. the prisoner came in the afternoon for half a quartern of brandy, it came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a crown piece; I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he went away—I took the crown piece to my mistress; she said she thought it was bad, and she gave it me again—it was not out of my sight—I put it on a shelf, separate from other money—in about an hour Mr. Groom came in, and I gave him the same crown—this was on Wednesday—on the Saturday afterwards the prisoner came again, and asked for half a quartern of brandy, I served him; he gave me another crown piece; I looked, and saw it was a bad one—I went into the parlour, to my mistress, and gave it her—she came into the bar, a policeman was sent for, and the prisoner was given into custody—I gave the last crown to my mistress—when the prisoner came on the Saturday, I knew him directly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You say I was in your shop on the 28th; what can you swear to me by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your features, I could not swear to your dress—there is nothing particular in your features—you called for half a quartern of brandy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Looking at the prisoner now, have you any doubt that he is the person who came on both occasions?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am sure he is.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-89" type="surname" value="GROOM"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GROOM</persName> </hi>. I am the owner of the College Arms. The last witness is my barmaid—I went in my bar on 28th Dec, and saw a crown on the shelf—I took it and marked it, and put it in my pocket—I told the bar
<lb/>maid to be very careful—I had no other crown in my pocket but that—I kept it in my pocket till the following Monday, when I gave it to the officer</p>
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<p>—I am sure what I gave him was the one that the witness showed me—on the following Saturday I was called down—I got a crown from my wife—I saw the prisoner there; I detained him, and sent for an officer—I gave the two crowns to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-90" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-90" type="surname" value="GROOM"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-90" type="given" value="MAY ANN"/>MAY ANN GROOM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness. On 28th Dec., the barmaid showed me a crown; I gave it back to her—on the 31st I received another crown from her—I gave it to my husband—it was the same I got from the barmaid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-91" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-91" type="surname" value="GINN"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-91" type="given" value="NEWCOMBE"/>NEWCOMBE GINN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 248). I was sent for to Mr. Groom's on the 31st—the prisoner was there, and was given into my custody—he was charged with passing a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—he said he was not aware it was bad—Mr. Groom said he had passed one there on the 28th; the prisoner said he had not been there on the 28th—I produce the two 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. pieces which I received from Mr. Groom, one on the Saturday and one on the Monday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin, to the Royal Mint; these are both counterfeits.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I do not know whether the witness is here that I was with on the 28th, Francis Levett.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-245-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-245-18540130 t18540130-245-punishment-23"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WHITE</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18540130-246-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-246-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-95" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-95" type="given" value="PISCILLA ELIZABETH"/>PISCILLA ELIZABETH BARLETT</persName> </hi>. My uncle and aunt keep the Legs public house, at Uxbridge. On 7th Jan. the prisoners came there and slept there, and breakfasted the next morning—their breakfasts came to 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; they had paid for their beds—while I was clearing away the breakfast things, I told them they had not paid for their breakfast, and Simpson tendered me a shilling—I did not notice that it was a counterfeit, but I took it to Mr. Arthur, my uncle, to get change, and he gave it me back, and I marked it—it was not out of my sight till he returned it to me—he sent for the policeman—the prisoners were in the taproom—I went in the taproom, and Simpson asked me for the change, as they wanted to go—this is the shilling; it has my mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> They paid over-night for their bed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they had a bed for 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, and a breakfast for 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each—it was Simpson gave me the shilling the next morning, and I took it to Mr. Arthur—there were other travellers in the room where the prisoners were—the other travellers found their own breakfasts—if travellers pay for sleeping there, we allow them the accommodation of our room to sit in for nothing—I had not taken any other money that morning, nor had Mr. Arthur, to my knowledge—he was sitting in the kitchen when I gave him the shilling—he told me it was bad the moment he saw it—he handed it to me—I marked it, and gave it back to Mr. Arthur immediately.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-96" type="surname" value="ARTHUR"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ARTHUR</persName> </hi>. I keep the Legs, at Uxbridge. I remember the last witness coming to me with a shilling when I was in the kitchen—I looked at it—it was bad—my wife examined it, and we went in the bar and proved it to be a bad one, and called in a policeman—my niece put a mark on it—I took possession of it, and gave it to the policeman—this is the shilling (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>)—when the policeman came he took White, and gave me a charge to escort Simpson—as we were going along White dropped a purse into a gutter—I heard it drop, and saw the policeman pick it up, and he said "I expected to see that."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you been paid any money that morning by any</p>
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<p>other customers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not one farthing—I have a box, in which I am in the habit of putting my money; that box had a sixpence or two in it the night before—I believe there was a sixpence and some halfpence; I do not believe there was a shilling in it—I would not swear it—I did not take another shilling from that box and compare it with the shilling that my niece brought, but my wife or my niece did compare it with another—they rang the good one and the bad one—I have not brought that other shilling here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure that the shilling that is here is the one that your niece brought to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, here is the mark on it, which was made in my presence; it is a cross on it—I am sure my niece put a cross on the counterfeit shilling, which she brought in herself, and not on the shilling that was in the box—this is the one she brought in—when I first saw it I considered it was bad—it was given into my hand, and into my wife's hand, and given back to my niece, and she put a mark on it—the shilling that was in the box was put back—I am sure that my niece marked the same shilling that she brought in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what time did your niece mark this shilling; was it before or after she and your wife had tried it with another?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Before she tried it with another.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-97" type="surname" value="PEACHEY"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PEACHEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 44). On 12th Jan. the prisoners were given into my custody—I took White in custody—as he was going out at the door I stopped him, and asked whether he had any bad money about him—he took four good sixpences, and one shilling, and one counter
<lb/>feit half crown out of his pocket, and said that was all he had—they were all wrapped in paper—I was going with him to the station, and I saw him take his hand out of his right hand pocket and take out this purse, and drop it—I took it, and found in it eleven counterfeit shillings and two counterfeit half crowns—I received this shilling from Mr. Arthur—Simpson had no coin at all about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe neither of them made any attempt to escape?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—White said he had changed a sovereign in Farringdon-market, and had taken the counterfeit money, and he did not know it was counterfeit till he was taken—he said the man who had changed the sovereign was a stranger—he should know him again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask him if he had any more money than what he produced in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and he said "No."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-98" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling that was uttered is bad—these half crowns are all bad, and two of them are from one mould—this one in the paper is bad, and that and one of the others are from the same mould—these shillings are bad—two of them are from the same mould as that uttered by Simpson—the other nine are from one other mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-246-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-246-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18540130-246-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-246-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-246-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 46.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-246-18540130 t18540130-246-punishment-24"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLOTTE FENNER</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18540130-247-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-247-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<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">
<persName id="t18540130-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-100" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-100" type="surname" value="TOE"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-100" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH TOE</persName> </hi>. I keep a corn chandler's shop in Marsham-street, West
<lb/>minster. On 22nd Dec. the prisoner came, and I served her half a quartern of flour—it came to 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she threw down a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—I gave her change, and she left—she made all the haste she could—when she was gone I found the crown piece was bad—I carried it in the parlour to my brother—he said</p>
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<p>it was not worth a halfpenny—I went out after the prisoner, but I could not see her—I put the crown piece on the mantel shelf in the parlour—I gave it to the policeman on Saturday, 24th Dec.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never saw her in my life.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am quite sure she is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-101" type="surname" value="TOE"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-101" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TOE</persName> </hi>. I was in the parlour on 22nd Dec My sister came to me with the crown—I looked at it, and said it was not worth anything—it was very bad—I put it on the shelf—it was afterwards given to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-102" type="given" value="SAAH ANN"/>SAAH ANN MATTHEWMAN</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tobacconist, in Vine-street. On 29th Dec. the prisoner came to the shop for half an ounce of tobacco—I served her—she gave me a shilling—I gave her change, and put the shilling in a corner of a box in the till—I did not see it again till the afternoon—I then found it in the part where I had put it—I gave it to the collector, who came in the afternoon—I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he gave me this one back—I am quite sure it was the same that the prisoner gave me—on the next day the prisoner came again for half an ounce of tobacco—she then gave me a shil
<lb/>ling; I took it and bent it—I said, "This is the second time you have passed bad money to me"—she said she had not been in the shop before; and then she said her son gave her that one—I sent for a policeman, and while the person was gone the prisoner said her brother was outside, and she ran out—I had bent the shilling and put it on the counter, and my mother took it up and ran after the prisoner, but she was gone—I had taken the first bad shilling out of the box when the prisoner came the second time, and they were both on the counter—my mother snatched them both up and ran out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-103" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness. On Friday, 30th Dec., I was in the shop when the prisoner gave my daughter a bad shilling—she told her that was the second bad shilling she had offered to change there—the prisoner said she had never been in the shop before—my daughter sent for a policeman—the prisoner then ran away, and I followed her with the two shillings in my hand—I gave them to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FINNIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 174). I took the prisoner in Smith-square, about 100 yards from Mr. Matthewman's shop, on 30th Dec—I received these two shillings from the last witness, and this crown piece from Mr. Toe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I gave the woman the shilling on the Friday; I did not know it was bad; I know nothing of the other, or the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece; I never saw that woman till she came to the station house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-247-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 45.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-247-18540130 t18540130-247-punishment-25"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN CONWAY</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="t18540130-name-107" type="given" value="MAY"/>MAY MORLEY</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a tobacconist's shop, in Old-street. On Tuesday evening, 10th Jan., I was in the shop—the prisoner came between 6 and 7 o'clock—I served her with half an ounce of tobacco—she offered me a shilling; I took it into my hand, and said I believed it was bad, and I believed she knew it, and should give her in charge—I sent for a constable, gave her in charge, and gave the shilling to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-108" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 104). The prisoner was given into my custody on the evening of 10th Jan., for offering a counterfeit shilling—she said she did not know it was bad—I received this shilling from the last witness—the prisoner gave the name of Ann Haynes—she was taken before the Magistrate, and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-109" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN TUVEY</persName> </hi>. I keep a tobacconist's shop, in St. Luke's. On Saturday, 21st Jan., the prisoner came, about half-past 9 o'clock in the evening, for half an ounce of tobacco—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she offered mo in payment a shilling—I tried it with the detector, and found it bad—I told her so; she said she did not know it was bad—she gave me another, which she said was good—I found that was bad—she said she did not know it, and she got it for her work—I sent for an officer, and gave her into custody—I gave the two shillings to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-110" type="given" value="MARK ANTHONY"/>MARK ANTHONY CARTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 137). I took the prisoner, and got these two shillings from the last witness—the prisoner gave the name of Ann Conway.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I took the first in change, and the second too; I am quite innocent of knowing they were bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-248-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-248-18540130 t18540130-248-punishment-26"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN JONES</hi> </persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JONES</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18540130-249-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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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">
<persName id="t18540130-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-114" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND SPINKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 34). On the evening of 12th Jan., in consequence of information, I followed the prisoners on the high road to Harlington—they were both together—I saw them together about five minutes—I saw the woman leave the man, and she went into Mr. Cook's, a grocer's shop—the man walked on—I went and took him into custody—I searched him, and found on him a florin—I went to the shop door, I got there just as the woman was coming out—I took her back into the shop, and asked what she had bought, and what money she had tendered—Mrs. Cook said, "A 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece, and here it is"—it was given to me directly—this is it—I took both the prisoners to the station—the female prisoner was searched by Mrs. Cook, who found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-115" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN COOK</persName> </hi>. I keep a grocer's shop, at Harmondsworth. On the evening of 12th Jan. the female prisoner came to my shop—I served her with half an ounce of tobacco—she gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—I gave her in change a shilling, a sixpence, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—she then left; but she was no sooner out than she was brought back by the policeman—he asked what she had bought; I said half an ounce of tobacco, and had given a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—he looked at it, and said it was bad—I am sure I gave him the same I had from the woman—I had put it into the till, but there was no more silver there—I marked it, and gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAKEMAN</persName> </hi>. On 12th Jan., between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening, the female prisoner came to my shop for half an ounce of tobacco, she paid me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. copper—after she was gone I found the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece was bad—I followed, and overtook her with the male prisoner—I told her it was bad; she said she knew nothing about it, I must ask her husband—the man said he knew nothing about it; I made him take it back, and give me my change—before I returned it, I bit it and bent it—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-117" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Castle public house, at Smallberry-green, about five miles from Harlington. On 12th Jan. the female prisoner came to my house about a quarter past 4 o'clock—I served her with half a quartern of gin, she threw down a shilling—I gave her a sixpence, and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I took up the shilling, and held it while I served another customer; I then looked at the shilling, and found it was bad, put it between my teeth, and bit it—I left my nephew and his sister in charge,</p>
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<p>and I went after the woman—I overtook her about 300 yards off—I saw the male prisoner on ahead, ten or twelve yards—I said to the woman, "You gave me a bad shilling"—she said, "Did I? are you sure of that?" I said, "I am"—she said, "Let me look at it"—I gave it her back—she said, "Can you swear to this?"—I said "I can, on my oath"—she said she was very sorry, she did not know it was bad; and she gave me a good shilling, and said, "See if that is a good one; I am sorry to give you the trouble"—she then went away—I saw her the same night, when the policeman brought her—I am sure she is the same woman, and the male prisoner was the man I saw.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-118" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-118" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-118" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN JONES</persName> </hi>. I never saw this man till I saw him at the Police court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-119" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin that was uttered to Mrs. Cook is bad, and the other found on the man is bad, and they are both from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-120" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>. I am quite innocent of knowing they were bad—I am a bricklayer, and work hard for my living.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-249-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 34.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-249-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 34.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-249-18540130 t18540130-249-punishment-27"/>Confined Eight Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIET ALLEN</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">
<persName id="t18540130-name-122" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-122" type="given" value="EMMA ASHBY"/>EMMA ASHBY WEST</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Grapes Tavern, near Golden-square. On 27th Dec. I was in the bar, about 7 o'clock—the prisoner came in, and I served her 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—she gave me a shilling—I examined it, and bent it in the detector—I found it was bad—I called my husband out of the parlour, and gave it him—it was not out of my sight—my husband gave it back to me—a constable was sent for, and the prisoner was given into custody—I gave the shilling to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-123" type="surname" value="HARDY"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 128). The prisoner was given in custody to me at the Grapes Tavern, Little Windmill-street, for uttering this coun
<lb/>terfeit shilling—she was taken before the Magistrate—she gave the name of Harriet Copeland—she refused to give her address—she was discharged by the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-124" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-124" type="surname" value="SEDGWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-124" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SEDGWICK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Sedgwick, in Panton-street. On 11th Jan. the prisoner came to our house, about half-past 9 o'clock in the evening, for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—I served her—she laid a shilling down on the counter—I saw it was bad—I took it up—my husband took it out of my hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Your husband was not there when I gave you the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was at my elbow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it the same shilling, whether he was there or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-125" type="surname" value="SEDGWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-125" type="given" value="RICHAD"/>RICHAD SEDGWICK</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner pass a bad shilling to my wife—I asked her what she had got there, and took the shilling out of her hand—I bent it a little—I asked the prisoner where she got it—she said she was an unfortunate young woman, and a man she did not know had given it her—I asked her where she lived—she said in London, but that was her busi
<lb/>ness—I said, "It is my business to know something of you"—I was taking her to the station; I met an officer, and gave her in his custody—I marked the shilling, and gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-126" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 317). I took the prisoner from the last witness—he gave me this shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-127" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not aware they were bad; a gentleman gave them to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-250-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-250-18540130 t18540130-250-punishment-28"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN STILES</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18540130-251-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-251-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-251-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANNIBAL</persName> </hi>. I live in Southgate-road, Islington, and keep a beer shop. On 24th Jan. the prisoner came and asked for a glass of porter—I served him, and he asked the price of a bottle of stout—I said we had some at 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., some 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and some 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he said he would have a bottle at 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he pulled out some halfpence and a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—he said, "I have not got halfpence enough, you must change this 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece"—I saw it was bad, and said so—while I was pulling my apron off, he ran away—it was about 20 minutes past 8 o'clock in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not hear me say I took it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You said you took it for a good one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-130" type="surname" value="WALTON"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALTON</persName> </hi>. I keep an oil shop, in Elizabeth-place, Ball's-pond, which is adjoining the Southgate-road. The prisoner came to me about ten minutes before 9 o'clock, and asked for a pound of candles—he tendered me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—I said, "This is bad"—he said, "No, it is not"—I said to him, "You don't go till you tell me where you live"—he said, "In Hoxton, by the public house"—I sent for an officer, and gave him in charge—he said he took the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece in change for a sovereign, at London-bridge, of a man in the street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-131" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-131" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 337). I took the prisoner in charge at Mr. Walton's, on 24th Jan., and received this counterfeit 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—I received this other counterfeit 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece from Mr. Hannibal the same evening—the prisoner said, when I took him, that he took the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece at London-bridge, in change for a sovereign—he said he lived in Hoxton, by a public house, but he could not recollect the name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-132" type="surname" value="WEBSTE"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTE</persName> </hi>. These are both bad, and from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I came to London to see my brother; I took these in change of a man in the street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-251-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-251-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-251-18540130 t18540130-251-punishment-29"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18540130-252" type="date" value="18540130"/>
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<persName id="def1-252-18540130" type="defendantName">
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<interp inst="def1-252-18540130" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT CROSS</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18540130-252-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-252-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-252-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-134" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-134" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET RAPER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Edinborough Castle, in the Strand. On Monday night, 23rd Jan., the prisoner came about half past 9 o'clock—he brought a small bottle with him, and asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of gin—I served him, and he offered me half a crown—I saw it was bad—he said he got it from a tobacconist's in Drury-lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-135" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BUDD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Edinborough Castle. I was in the bar on 23rd Jan.—the last witness gave me a half crown—it was bad—I asked the prisoner where he got it—he said at a tobacconist's in Drury-lane, in change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—I said I would go with him to the shop—I went to Drury-lane, but he could not identify the shop—I took him to Bow-street, and gave him into custody—as we went along he said, "I admit that it is a bad half crown," and he said his brother gave it him, who was outside the door—I gave the half crown to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-136" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CURTIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 106). I was in the station when the pri
<lb/>soner was brought—I received this half crown from Mr. Budd—I searched the prisoner, and found on him a counterfeit 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece and 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—he said he had been lodging at different places, and he lodged last at Clark's</p>
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<p>coffee-house, in Drury-lane—I went there, and they knew nothing about him—he then said he lived in St. Ann's-court, and his father lived there—he said he had been working with a young man named Alfred, who gave him this bad money to pass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> No, I did not say to pass; I said he gave it me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-137" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18540130-252-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-252-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-252-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18540130-252-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-252-18540130 t18540130-252-punishment-30"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN OSBORN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18540130-253-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-253-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-139" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SHILLITO</persName> </hi>. I keep a public-house on Finsbury-pavement. On 13th Jan. the prisoner came for a pint of porter—he gave me a shilling—I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he went away—I put the shilling on a sideboard behind the counter, and directly he was gone I found it was bad—this was on a Friday, and on Tuesday following he came again, about half past 4 o'clock in the afternoon, for a pint of porter—my son served him in my presence—he gave me a shilling, I bit it in two—I asked the prisoner how many more he had got like that—he said, "No more"—I told him of the former one—he said he knew nothing about it—I gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-140" type="surname" value="SHILLITO"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS RICHARD"/>THOMAS RICHARD SHILLITO</persName> </hi>. On Tuesday, 17th Jan., I served the prisoner with a pint of porter—he gave me a bad shilling, and I gave it to my father.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-141" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 161). I took the prisoner, and received these two shillings from Mr. Shillito.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-142" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never had a shilling in my possession; two men took me in, I had not a farthing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-143" type="surname" value="SHILLITO"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-143" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SHILLITO</persName> </hi>. Directly the prisoner was gone I found the shilling was bad—I put it by itself—I am sure it was the shilling he gave me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-253-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-253-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-253-18540130 t18540130-253-punishment-31"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN M'CARTHY</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18540130-254-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-254-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-254-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-145" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-145" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-145" type="given" value="ELENANOR"/>ELENANOR MASON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep a shop in Compton-street, Soho. On the evening of 27th Dec. the prisoner came for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of tea and a 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of butter—she put down a sixpence—I asked her if she was aware it was bad—she said, "No"—I was going to try it, and she begged me not to do so, as she took it round the corner, and she would take it to where she took it—I returned it her—she gave me a good sixpence, and she went away—I am sure the one she first offered was bad—on Friday, 30th Dec., the prisoner came again—I served her, and she gave me a sixpence—while I was serving her a young man came in—I served him with an article, and he gave me a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-piece—I handed that to the prisoner, and put the sixpence in the drawer—the prisoner went out—directly she was gone I found the six-pence was bad—I kept it by itself till I gave it to the policeman—the prisoner came again on 2nd Jan. for some articles, which came to 1 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she put down a sixpence—I tried it, and bent it, and found it was bad—I said, "It is very cruel to serve me so, to attempt to pass bad money on me"—I said that was the third time she had done so—she went down on her knees, begged me to forgive her, and said she would never do it any more—I sent for a policeman, and gave her into custody, with the two sixpences.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-146" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-146" type="surname" value="PEACOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PEACOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 170). On Monday, 2nd Jan., I took the prisoner at the last witness's shop for passing two bad sixpences—these are them—the prisoner said she took them in the street, and did not know they were bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Those are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-254-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-254-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-254-18540130 t18540130-254-punishment-32"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-255-18540130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CLEAVER</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18540130-255-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18540130-255-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-255-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-149" type="surname" value="GIFFARD"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-149" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GIFFARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Queen's Arms, in Oxford-street. On the afternoon of 13th Jan. the prisoner came for half a quartern of gin in a bottle, which he brought with him—he paid me with a counterfeit shilling—as soon as he put it down I said, "This is a bad one"—he said a woman gave it him in Seymour-street, and he was to have a penny for fetching the article—he went out, and I sent my lad after him—after they had been out some time they returned, and my lad said they could not find any woman—I sent for an officer, and gave the prisoner in charge—this is the shilling—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN WILIAM"/>JOHN WILIAM DAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 113). I took the prisoner in charge—he gave his name as William Dunn, of Newton-street, Holborn—he was taken before a Magistrate, and discharged on the 19th—this is the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I live in Long Acre. On Thursday, 19th Jan., the prisoner came to my house, he offered me a shilling—I took it, and found it was bad—I asked him where he got it—he said he had been carrying a gentleman's trunk in Piccadilly—I sent for an officer, and gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-152" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-152" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, F</hi> 36). I took the prisoner into custody at a public house in Long Acre on 19th Jan., for uttering a bad shilling—he gave his name, William Cleaver, No. 26, Gough-street, Gray's-inn-road—I went there—it is his father and mother's house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-153" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had the shilling given me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-255-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-255-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-255-18540130 t18540130-255-punishment-33"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE BECK</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18540130-256-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence: to which she</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-256-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. Aged 31.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DILLON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18540130-257-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-156" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN EARLAM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Augustus Earlam; he is one of the band of the 2nd Life Guards. I was at my sister's shop on 17th Jan.—the prisoner came about 10 o'clock for two 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigars—he gave me half a crown, and I gave him change; in two or three minutes I showed the half crown to my brother-in-law, it was discovered to be bad—it had not been out of my sight—there was a mark on it, which I noticed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What do you identify me by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your voice and face, and your stature—there was a man came in directly after you, who asked for Prince's mixture, or you would not have got away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Another man came in, and that enabled the prisoner to get away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I will swear the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-157" type="surname" value="POWNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POWNEY</persName> </hi>. I received a bad half crown from the last witness—I kept it apart from other money till I gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-158" type="surname" value="RENDY"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RENDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 130). I took the prisoner, and received this half crown from the last witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-159" type="given" value="ADOLPHE"/>ADOLPHE BEEND</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar merchant, in Oxford-street. The pri
<lb/>soner came there on Saturday, 21st Jan.—he asked for shag tobacco—I told him we did not sell it—he went to the door, and turned on his heel,</p>
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<p>and asked for three cigars—my shopman served him—I saw him pay with a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—I gave him change, but I did not take the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece from the counter—when I gave him the change I took it up; I was not sure whether it was bad—I made signs to a relative to examine it, and he did—it was not out of my sight—he went to the prisoner, and collared him—the officer was sent for, and the crown was given to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I put it on the counter; did you take it up, or did the other man take it all round to twenty different persons, and then he caught me, and said, "You are a
<hi rend="italic">smasher?" A.</hi> I took it up—I only know that it was never out of my sight—I was going to give you some coppers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long was it before you sent for the constable?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-160" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WHEELER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 126). I took the prisoner on 21st Jan.—I received this crown piece.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-161" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown and half crown we both bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-257-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-257-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 26.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-257-18540130 t18540130-257-punishment-35"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BRANNAN</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18540130-258-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-163" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am postmaster, at Uxbridge, and high con
<lb/>stable. On 2nd Jan. the prisoner came to the post-office—he had before left orders with my servant for me to send a post-office order according to the address of a letter—when I saw the prisoner, he inquired if the money order had been sent in pursuance of his instructions—I asked him if the order was for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said "Yes"—I told him he had not given enough money; he had given 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but he had not given enough to pay for the postage—I showed him the letter, and asked him if that was the letter—he said "Yes, that is right," and he gave me a penny for the postage—I had looked at the letter before he came—I was compelled to do it to make out the order, as he left instructions for me—this is a copy of the letter—on reading it I made out the order, and enclosed it in the letter, and it went in the ordinary course of post, containing the post-office order for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I took a copy of the letter, and communicated with the police, because my suspicions were excited and aroused—I saw the prisoner again in about two days; he came to my office, and asked if the letter that had been posted on the Monday had gone, for he had had no reply and no parcel, according to his direction—I told him it was gone most certainly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> That letter did not belong to me; who gave you the letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The servant girl—I cannot say whether you posted it, I was not there—you paid me the 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. most certainly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-164" type="surname" value="ROADKNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-164" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ROADKNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeants, T</hi> 11). In consequence of a communication from the last witness, I gave directions to the carrier from Uxbridge to London—I afterwards saw Beech, a carrier, and he made some communications to me about a parcel—in consequence of what he told me, I went to his house at 7 o'clock the next morning—while I was there the prisoner came—I was placed so that he could not see me—I could see him—he asked whether the parcel was come for him—Beech said it was, and he produced the parcel to him, and said, "Is it yours?"—he said, "Yes; how much is it?"—Beech said, "1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," and he said, "There is the name of Dowling on it; is that your name?"—he said, "No, Brannan;" he said he sent for it in the name of Dowling—I went round the back way, and met him coming out with this parcel in his hand; I stopped him, and took him back</p>
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<p>—I asked him whether that was his parcel—he said, "Yes"—I asked what it contained—he said pamphlets and songs—I proceeded to open it; it contained a cigar box, containing straw, and in the middle was a little parcel, containing forty shillings, twenty sixpences, and four half crowns, making together 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How near were you to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As near as I am now, all but a foot—you said it was your parcel, and it contained pamphlets and songs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-165" type="surname" value="BEECH"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEECH</persName> </hi>. I am a carrier from London to Uxbridge. I brought the parcel down to Uxbridge on 11th Jan.—it is directed to "Henry Dowling, Chequer-yard, Uxbridge, Middlesex"—there is a person of that name who keeps a lodging house there—I did not take the parcel there myself, but a man took it, as he said, and brought it back again—on Thursday, 12th Jan., the prisoner came to my place about 12 o'clock—he said, "Have you a parcel in the name of Dowling?"—I said, "What is your name?"—he said, "George Brannan"—I said, "I have sent the parcel back to London, the party that it was directed to would not take it in"—(it had not gone back to London, it was in my possession)—the prisoner then left, and came the next morning about 9 o'clock—he said, "Is my parcel arrived from London?"—I said, "Yes"—he paid me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the carriage, and took it—I said, "Before you have this, I don't want to get into any bother; if it is not yours, you take the shilling up; you recollect there is a great deal of difference between Henry Dowling and George Brannan"—he left, and in a few minutes the officer brought him back again—he said to him, "Is this your parcel?"—he said, "Yes"—he said, "What does it contain?"—the prisoner said, "Pamphlets and songs"—he opened it, and found this coun
<lb/>terfeit coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What did I ask you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You asked whether I had got a parcel for you—I said, "What may your name be?"—you said, "George Brannan"—I said, "No, not one of that name this morning"—you said, "Did not you send one to Mr. Dowling's this morning?"—I said, "Yes, and it was sent back"—you said, "That is my parcel"—I cannot swear whether the parcel had been opened or not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-166" type="surname" value="DOWLING"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-166" type="given" value="HENY"/>HENY DOWLING</persName> </hi>. I keep a lodging house, at Uxbridge. I remember a parcel being brought to me from the carrier—he said, "Here is a parcel for you, Mr. Dowling;" this is the parcel—I looked into it, and took two lots of paper out, and two lots of straw; I said, "D—n this parcel, some
<lb/>body sent it for a hoax!"—I was very savage about it—I said, "Take this back to where you got it, and tell them to pay the money for it, for I shan't"—I did not know there was any money in the parcel—I do not know the prisoner—I can hardly see anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-167" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These forty shillings, twenty sixpences, and four half crowns are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I sent up for a paper parcel to London; I was expecting it down for two days; I went, and the man said he had sent a parcel to Chequer-yard, and they sent it back, and he had sent it to London; I said, "Get it back;" I called the next morning, and he said he had got it down, and was I going to take it away? I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and was coming out, and the policeman caught me and took me back; he said, "Is this your parcel?" I said "I don't know, I want a paper parcel;" he opened it, and found the bad money inside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-258-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-258-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 37.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-258-18540130 t18540130-258-punishment-36"/>Confined Two Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY WENTWORTH</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18540130-259-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-259-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-169" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-169" type="surname" value="ANDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-169" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I live in Harriet-street, Lowndes-square; my father is a baker. On 7th Jan. the prisoner came for a half quartern loaf—I gave it her; she paid me a half crown—my mother gave her change, and she went away—I gave the half crown to my mother—she afterwards sent me to get change for it at Mr. Wallis's—he looked at it and bent it, and returned it to me as bad—it was not out of my sight; I am sure I took the same back that I took there—I took it back to my mother—this was on Saturday, and on the Tuesday following I was sent for to Miss Pearce's; I found the prisoner there, detained—I am sure she is the woman that gave me the half crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you say to your mother, "That is the young woman that was here; I know her by her shawl?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18540130-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-170" type="surname" value="ANDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18540130-name-170" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness. I was in the shop on Saturday, 7th. Jan.—I saw the prisoner pay a half crown to my daughter—I am sure she is the person—I sent my daughter out with the same half crown; she brought it back—I put it in my till, separate from all other money; there was no other half crown there—it remained about half an hour, when I took it out and gave it to my husband—I am sure I gave him the same half crown; it was slightly bent when my daughter brought it back—on the Tuesday I was sent for to Miss Pearce's; I saw the prisoner there, and recognised her as the person who had been in my shop on the Saturday—she said she was out of town—she was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How did you know me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your face; I did not say I knew you by your shawl, and not by anything else—you were in my shop on the Saturday, at half past 5 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> At that very time I was in a pawnbroker's shop in York-street, Westminster, getting this very shawl out of pawn that you swore to me by.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-171" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I was at home on Saturday, 7th Jan. I came home after the money was paid—the half crown was shown to me by my wife; I marked it, and put it in the back of the till—this is it, it has my marks on it—I marked it at home, and at the station—on the Tuesday I went to Miss Pearce's, and found the prisoner, I sent for my wife and daughter—I asked my wife if that was the young woman that passed the half crown; she said she was—the prisoner said she was out of town—she did not men
<lb/>tion a pawnbroker, nor about the shawl—the policeman was sent for, and she was given in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-172" type="given" value="EMMA AMELIA"/>EMMA AMELIA POLLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Miss Pearce, who keeps a flower shop, in Harriet-street, Lowndes-square. On Tuesday, 10th Jan., the prisoner came, about a quarter past 8 o'clock in the evening, for some flowers—I showed her some, and she purchased four sprigs, at a shilling a sprig; she gave me a half sovereign—I had no change; I gave it to George Marsh to get change—he left the shop, returned with Mr. Wallis, and pro
<lb/>nounced the half sovereign to be bad.</p>
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<persName id="t18540130-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am errand boy to miss Pearce. On Tuesday, 10th Jan., I received a half sovereign from the last witness—I took it to Mr. Wallis, who keeps the Gloucester Arms, and he returned with me to Miss Pearce.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-174" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Gloucester Arms, in Sloane-street. On</p>
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<p>Tuesday, 10th Jan., the last witness came to me and gave me a bad half sovereign—I accompanied him back to Miss Pearce's—the prisoner was there when I got there—I said the half sovereign was bad, and I asked her where she might have got it—she made several statements—she said she had taken it, and if I gave it her back she would go and get change for it, but I did not—I went out with it to a jeweller's shop—I returned with it, and gave it to Miss Pearce, and the prisoner was given into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-175" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I was in a room adjoining my shop, on 10th Jan.—I saw the prisoner there—I saw Miss Pollock give the boy half a sovereign—he went out, and Mr. Wallis came back with him, and said the half sovereign was a bad one—he asked me if I knew it was bad—I said I did not—he gave it me—I bent it with the detector, and gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-176" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CLARIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 71). On 10th Jan. I was called to the shop, and found the prisoner there—she was charged with attempting to pass bad money—Mr. Anderson came shortly afterwards, and gave the prisoner into custody—I received this half crown from him, and this half sovereign from Miss Pearce—I asked the prisoner where she obtained the half sovereign—she said from a public house in Pimlico—she did not know it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> About a quarter of an hour before I went to Miss Pearce's shop, I took the half sovereign from a gentleman; as to the half crown, I know nothing about it; Mrs. Anderson is swearing falsely; she knows she swore to me by my shawl, and nothing else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-259-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-259-18540130 t18540130-259-punishment-37"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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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="t18540130-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PARKER</persName> </hi>. I keep a greengrocer's shop, in Pulteny-street. On 17th Jan., about 10 o'clock at night, the prisoner came—I served to him some cabbage, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered me a half crown—I looked at it, and found it to be bad—I told him so—he said he did not know any
<lb/>thing about it—he did not know it was bad—I marked it, and gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HEWITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 297). On 17th Jan. I was sent for to the last witness's shop, and the prisoner was given into my custody on a charge of uttering a counterfeit half crown—I told the prisoner the nature of the charge—he said he was not aware it was bad—I searched him, and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of halfpence, 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and this bad half crown—he gave his address No. 78, St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials—I found there was no such number in the street—he was the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many numbers are there in this street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Forty-six—the prisoner did not tell me seven or eight—I will swear that he said seventy-eight—I wrote it down on a paper—I told the prisoner at the station that there was not that number, and asked him if he wished to alter it—he said, "The number I gave you was per
<lb/>feetly right."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half crowns are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540130-name-182" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-182" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I live in Sermon-lane, Doctors' Commons, and am a chimney sweeper. I have known the prisoner about three years—I believe</p>
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<p>he keeps a rag shop in Fitzroy-market—his brother-in-law, Boniface, lives there—I do not know where the prisoner sleeps—I was with him on the night when he was taken into custody—I met him about 5 o'clock, opposite the station in Fleet-street—I went with him up Fleet-street to the Temple—we went into a public house and had a pint of beer—he was very tipsy, and I wanted to get him towards home—I got him across Bow-street, and he would go into a public house at the corner of Bow-street and have some more drink—he changed a sovereign there to pay for it—I said, "Why not pay for it with small change?"—he said he had not got any—we went on, from there to another public house, and he would have some more—I would not have any, and he called for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of gin himself—this was in Long Acre—it was then 6 o'clock, or past—I went out of the public house, and when I came back he was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known him keeping the rag shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two years—I am sociable with him—I have been to see him there—he is married—I believe he has got two children—I have seen his wife when I have been at the rag shop—I always thought he lived there—it is what is called a marine store shop—I do not know whether there are any bones there—I never heard of his living anywhere else—I saw him change the sovereign—the liquor came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the change was laid down before him—he counted it, and put it in his pocket, as far as I saw—I did not see him again till he was taken into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-260-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-260-18540130 t18540130-260-punishment-38"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD SHAW</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18540130-name-184" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-184" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE CLINCH</persName> </hi>. I live in Archer-street, Haymarket; I sell milk. On 16th Jan. the prisoner came into my shop in the uniform of the Guards, he asked for three eggs—they came to 3 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he paid me with a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece, and I gave him change—he went away—after he had been gone five minutes, I looked at the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—I saw it was bad—I put it in a cup in the cup-board—the next day the prisoner came again, about a quarter before 2 o'clock.—I recognised him directly, and told him he gave me a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece the night before—he said he was not aware it was bad, and that a man gave it him to buy some eggs—he said he knew the man very well—I gave him the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece, and he said if I would go with him to Portman-square barracks he would make it right—I could not do that—I sent for a policeman, and gave the prisoner into custody—he had the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece in his hand when the police
<lb/>man came, and he asked him for it, and he gave it him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When the constable came, you took the crown piece out of my hand, and gave it to him yourself.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I do not remember that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540130-name-185" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PRATT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 171). I was called to the shop, and found the prisoner there—the last witness gave him in charge, saying he had passed a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece—he had it in his hand—I asked him to let me look at it—he did so, and I kept it—he said he was not aware it was bad; and if the prosecutrix would go with him to the barracks, he would give her