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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY, MAYOR TENTH 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, August</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1854.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi> </persName>, Knt., Ald; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">KENNEDY</hi> Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi> </persName>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-3" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>Russell Gurney</persName>, Esq., and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540814-865-offence-1 t18540814-name-5"/>John Castle</persName> and another, his masters:
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, within six months, 6 sovereigns, of his said masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LEE</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Messrs. Castle and Lamb, newspaper agents, of Newgate-street; the prisoner was also in their employ
<lb/>ment, to get certain copies of newspapers for them from time to time. I gave him on 2nd March 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and it was his duty to pay that for fourteen quires of
<hi rend="italic">Lloyd's Newspaper;</hi> he did not go out then, but I did not see him again till next day—I never got the papers or the money back—on the next day, I gave the prisoner six sovereigns with a memorandum, to buy some more papers; he should have laid out 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and returned the change to me in the evening—he took the money, went out, and I saw no more of him till he was in custody—both sums were my master's money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in the service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eight or nine years; the prisoner has been there five or six years—I laid the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on his desk before him, and saw him take it up—that was on Thursday, and the papers were to be got on the Friday morning—on the Friday morning, about 10 minutes to 1 o'clock, I laid the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. before him, with a memorandum, and saw him take it up and go out with it—there are eight persons in the employment—it was the prisoner's business to go for the papers—I have frequently given him sums of money before, in the same way, to pay to Lloyd's—I cannot say who brought the papers to our place on this occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Castle and Lamb. On 2nd March I went for some newspapers for them to the
<hi rend="italic">Weekly Times</hi> and</p>
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<p>to the Lancet office—I could not get them—I met one of our lads in a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> who told me something—I did not go to Lloyd's—I went back, got some money from Mr. Castle, paid for the papers, and brought them down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-8" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LLOYD</persName> </hi>, Jun. I am in the office of my father, a publisher, of Salisbury-square, Fleet-street. I know Mr. Castle—the prisoner was in the habit of coming to our office for papers, for which we always expected the money—the prisoner did not come for papers on 2nd March, nor did he pay me any sum of money that day; but Brown came and asked me for the papers; they had not been paid for, and I did not give them to him—somebody else came afterwards and got them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you the only person who receives the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have been there four years—I have frequently received money from the prisoner—there is no one there to assist me—if I am not there, my father receives the money; that happens one or twice a year—I was not out of the way on 2nd March; I can say that, because I was told that the prisoner had robbed his master, and I made a memorandum that I was not out all day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CASTLE</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Charles Lamb. The prisoner has been in our service some years—I provided the money on this occasion, but did not get the papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He has been with you six or seven years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five or six years; he came to us with a good character.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not dismiss him on the 3rd?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he had not given us notice to leave—I did not see him again till he was in custody, having been taken at Bristol.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRADLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 269). I had instructions to look for the prisoner, and found him on Wednesday, 28th June, at Bristol, on the railway platform; he was employed there—I told him I must take him into custody for absconding with 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Castle's—after some time he said, "Well, it is no use denying it, I have had it, and it is all gone."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read, as follows:</hi>) "I have nothing to say; but on the second charge, as to the six sovereigns, I only plead for mercy."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-865-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 21.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutors.
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, living at Ickenham. On 20th June the prisoner was in my service, as a weekly servant, and I sent him with a load of hay to sell, about 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning; he returned the same evening about a quarter past 6 o'clock—I asked him where he had taken the hay—he said he had taken half a load to my brother, a quarter of a load to a coachman at the Royal Oak, and a quarter to Mr. Malyon, a customer of mine, at Stockwell—I asked him what he charged the coach-man for his hay—he said it was to be 1
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that the prisoner had that day is accounted for—he quitted my service on the Monday week afterwards, without notice—he never said anything more about Smith's money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long has he been in your ser
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five or six years—it was his duty to sell hay for me, and not to trust any one, but to bring the money home—I did not remonstrate with him, because my brother was so well acquainted with the coachman—the prisoner has not said that I have any spite against him; he would not have had the trouble of coming here, if he had paid me the money at the time he received it—he did not give me any money till the next day but one (Thursday); he then gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when he came home in the evening; he then accounted for the load of hay he had had that day, and for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Malyon—I keep books, but have not got them here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was three quarters of hay.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It was four quarters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give him any note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not bring the book with me—the Magistrate held the prisoner to bail—I have not entered the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. anywhere that the prisoner paid me on the Thursday evening—I book the hay that is not paid for—I did not even book Mr. Malyon's—the prisoner was at liberty to sell to any one he pleased so long as he brought me the money back—I always told him not to trust people—he once trusted a person 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at a time—the prisoner is now in the employment of a neigh
<lb/>bour of mine—I do not know whether he sells hay for him or not—he is employed by a person who deals in hay—he used to sell for me in the course of a week, sometimes four loads of hay, sometimes three, and some
<lb/>times two and a half—he told me that he had no regular customers—I have not complained of his going into Mr. Hedley's service to sell hay—he did not suit me, but he might suit somebody else—he went of his own accord, without giving me notice—I had quarrelled with him—I first heard that this 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was not paid a fortnight afterwards—I had sent the bill in to my brother—directly I heard that the prisoner had received the money, I went and got a warrant for him—I did not keep the warrant back; I gave it to the policeman on the Thursday—the prisoner was then in Mr. Hedley's employment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On the 20th the prisoner brought you no money on his return?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; on the Thursday he brought me back 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the hay he had taken out, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Malyon.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-13" type="given" value="WILIAM"/>WILIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a livery stable keeper, of Chapel-street, Stockwell On 20th June I purchased eight trusses of hay of the prisoner, for 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he brought half a load, but I objected to one truss—I received the hay myself in the yard, and paid the money to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you bought hay of the prisoner before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am not a regular customer of his, or of Mr. Phillips, bat I know Mr. Phillips very well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-14" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of George Phillips, and live at Chapel-street, Stockwell. I know the prisoner—on 20th June I received half a load from him—he had a quarter of a load left, and I recommended him to go to Mr. Smith, whom I knew, and I saw him go there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You saw him unload the hay at Smith's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was a quarter of a load, but I had nothing to do with it—I was not to pay my brother for it, and have no bill for the quarter load—I knew the prisoner as my brother's man—my brother afterwards sent me this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for the three quarters; that was about a fortnight before the prisoner was taken into custody; I do not know that it was a month before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-15" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS GOUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner at Ickenham, on</p>
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<p>31st July—I read the warrant to him—he said he had received the money for the hay from Mr. Smith, and had paid it to his master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> And he told you that Mr. Smith had refused one truss?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did not mention the sum 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were the prisoner's wages?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for selling hay and other things—I do not of my own knowledge know what became of the odd truss, but he had authority to sell it, if he only sold eight trusses to Mr. Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<lb/>row and found nine hens and a cock, the property of Mr. Gardner, nine feet of lead pipe, and several tools, the property of Mr. Addington—I gave the fowls up to Mr. Gardner, by order of the officers at Guildhall—I have two of their feet here (
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I received some fowls from Blackley, they were mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-870-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 39.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold which I had had there was gone—I had seen it safe on the Friday previous certainly, if not on the Saturday—it was usual to have a cash box in the safe, but I found it was gone—I cannot of my own knowledge say what was in it—there was another safe, but I could not find the key of it, and was obliged to send for a locksmith to have it opened—these two cash boxes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were both found in the second safe, which we had to force open; in fact, three cash boxes were found there—the contents were not gone—one of them belonged to Mr. Swann—this one ought to have been in the other safe—it belongs to us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-47" type="given" value="JANE FRANCES"/>JANE FRANCES ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at No. 43, St. Paul's-churchyard; I live there. On Saturday, 15th July, Marriner, whom I had</p>
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<p>seen three or four times before, came to see Verey—he went into Verey's bed room, and remained there a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes; they then went down stairs, and I heard them unlock the warehouse door—they remained in the warehouse about three quarters of an hour; they then came up, had a cup of tea, and went into the bed room; they stayed there about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—they then went down stairs together; each had a parcel, and Verey had a stick in his hand—they called a cab to the door, and went in the direction of Newgate-street—it was then about twenty minutes past 7 o'clock—I then went into Verey's bed room, and found that his clothes were gone—I stopped up till 12 o'clock, but he did not come home, and he has not been at home since—I do not know whether he had the key of the warehouse with him, but I looked everywhere for it, and could not find it—the warehouse was closed—Verey was sitting in the dining room when I came into the house, and when Marriner came in, he went up stairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, and one gold pencil; they had been safe an hour previously, when I was packing them for the steam packet—I also missed a set of studs, which I had taken out of a box, and placed on my desk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went in and asked him if he did anything in this way; and while I was standing opposite his desk, I asked him the price of the articles; he asked me if I would buy some pins, and presently he said, "Oh! dear me, here is a set of studs which I did not know I had got," and he moved the box out of sight; I went out to meet my father outside,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of stealing</hi> 48
<hi rend="italic">knives; confined six months"</hi>)—I was present at the trial; the prisoner is the person—he was in my custody—I have made inquiries, and find that he has been twice in custody before.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WOTHERSPOON</persName> </hi>. I am a fur manufacturer, of No. 60, Cheapside, near Bow-lane; there are two partners, the prisoner was our porter. On Saturday morning, 8th July, on my arrival in town, I received information from Clements, who is also a porter in our employ; in consequence of</p>
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<p>which I told the prisoner that Clements had seen him remove a boa from behind a box; he said he had not taken it—I told him that Clements had seen him go up, put his hand behind a box to feel for something which he did not find, and that he went round to the other side, put his hand behind again, found it, took it into the next warehouse, and put it into a basket—he said he had not seen it, and that Clements did not know a sable boa from a fitch boa—I confronted him with Clements, and he still denied it—I said he had better wait till my partner came to town, and when he came he sent for an officer, and gave the prisoner into custody—I then told him, that he had better tell all he knew about it—I did not say that, till after he was given into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-66" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA CLEMENTS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the porters to Messrs. Cuthbert and Wotherspoon. On Saturday morning, 8th July, I was sweeping the ware-house, and the prisoner came in and said, "Good morning, where is Mr. Craig?"—I said, "I think he has gone up stairs to breakfast"—he then went to a box which stood before the fireplace, went on one side and could not reach; he then went on the other side, drew out a sable boa from behind the box, took it into the next room, rolled it up, and put it in the corner of a basket—I know the difference between sable and fitch; a sable boa is brown, and a fitch is white and brown—he was waiting for a watering pot; after he had received it he went up stairs, and I called the other porter's attention to it—we found it rolled up, it had a ticket on it—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) answers the description of the boa I saw—we both examined it—I continued sweeping the warehouse, the other porter went down stairs, and then I heard the prisoner go down stairs and come up again—I and Korn then went to the basket, and the boa was missing—no other person could have gone to the basket to take it out—I spoke to the warehouseman—I did not hear Korn speak to the prisoner about it, but the prisoner came to me and said, "Korn says you accuse me of taking a sable boa, it was not a sable boa, it was a fitch boa; you have not said anything about it"—I said, "Yes, I have"—he went up stairs, came down, and said it was a fitch boa, and it was all right.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-67" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KORN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter to Cuthbert and Wotherspoon. On Saturday morning, 8th July, I was sweeping the warehouse, and clements called my attention to a basket in the Bow-lane warehouse—I saw a sable boa in one corner of the basket with a ticket on it, bearing the private mark "b. x."—it was taken out by Clements, looked at, and put back again—Clements and I afterwards went to the basket together, and the boa was gone—it was like this one produced.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-68" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RUSSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 34). On Saturday, 8th July, I was called to the prosecutor's warehouse—I told the prisoner I was a police officer, and that he was suspected of taking the boa, but he had no occasion to answer any questions unless he pleased—no promise was made to him while I was there—he said he had picked up a boa, but it was a fitch boa, and he had put it into a bundle—I asked him if he objected to my search
<lb/>ing his house; he said, "No"—I searched it, but found nothing; he was afterwards given into custody—after that I saw him going down stairs very fast, and I told him I would see where he was going to get the boa from; he knelt down, and produced it from under a sink—it is a sable boa.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This was after the conversation with his master?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-878-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 38.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-71" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MOSES</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale clothier, of Nos. 14 and 15, Aldgate, High-street, in partnership with two others. The prisoner was a clerk in our firm—on 12th July, 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was marked in my presence with a small cross on the face of the coin—it was then handed to Mr. Emanuel, the col
<lb/>lector of the Jews' Orphan Asylum—on my arrival at my office on the 13th, about half-past 9 o'clock, the prisoner came to me, and said he had received some money from Mr. Emanuel—I told him to keep it till my son arrived—he did not mention the sum—I made an arrangement for a policeman to be in the counting house, and previous to the prisoner leaving at 1 o'clock, I called him into the counting house, and asked him how much he had received from the collector; he said 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I asked him if he had received any more; he said, "No"—I then turned round to the policeman, who was in uniform, and told him that a larger sum had been paid to him that morning—I asked the prisoner if he had any silver in his pocket; he put his hands in his pockets, and produced between nine and ten shillings—I had not allowed him for the payment of a railway ticket—I examined the change he produced; it was part of the money which had been marked on the previous day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What are you with the Charity?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Treasurer—I am not the celebrated Moses—the collector and my son were present when the money was marked—my son marked it—after the prisoner pulled out the money in the policeman's presence, he made an appeal for mercy—it was not part of his business to pay money, but having the money before anybody came to the office, he took it upon himself to pay the carrier, and delivered the ticket as part of the money received—the prisoner did not come to me and say, "Here is 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>." he said, "Here is some money; I have received this"—his hand was full of money—I said, "Why do you come to me? give it to my son when he comes down"—I do not think he mentioned the amount.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he afterwards mention the amount?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—when I gave him in charge, he said, "I hope, sir, you will forgive me; what will my poor father and mother say?"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-72" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH EMANUEL</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 31, Goulston-square, and am collector for the Jews' Orphan Asylum. On 12th July, Mr. Moses' son marked 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my presence, and I paid that identical money to the prisoner about half-past 9 o'clock, or not quite so late, on the morning of the 13th—he signed my cash book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this is his signature—I swear that this entry is in his writing—I saw him write it—as I was counting out the cash he began to take it up, and I said, "Leave it till I have counted if—I counted it over, and he said, "Shall you be here again to day?" I said, "No"—I paid him the cash and went about my business—I am sure that I handed him the whole of the marked money—the mark was on the head side.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are all these memorandums in this book in your writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I believe there are two entries in the prisoner's writing on former occasions—I was in the habit of paying him when neither of the Mr. Moses' was there—(
<hi rend="italic">Entry read:</hi> "July 13th, 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-73" type="given" value="ISRAEL"/>ISRAEL MOSES</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Samuel Moses. On 13th July, the prisoner handed me 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a carrier's ticket for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it was money which I had marked on the 12th in the presence of Mr. Moses and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these ten shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are also part of the money I had marked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had not the prisoner been in the habit sometimes of paying money for carriers' tickets?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he had not considerable difficulty in getting it again—there were not occasions when he could not get it for some length of time, not even for a day, but there may have been an exceptional instance—he did not say when he handed over the money to me, "I shall keep 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to pay expenses which I have paid when there was nobody here;" what he said was, that he had received 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the collector, and he gave me 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any pretence for saying that if he advanced money for carriage he had to wait for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was not his duty to pay for carriage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BACK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 620). I was sent for to Mr. Moses' premises—the prisoner came into the counting house, and was asked whether he had got any money about his person—he said, "Yes," and produced 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which was marked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He produced 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., put it on the table, and you took it up and have kept it ever since?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he was given into my cus
<lb/>tody, and said to me that he wished he could see Mr. Moses, that he might not press the charge, and he begged of Mr. Samuel Moses not to press the charge, but gave no reason why he should not.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1854.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARON MARTIN</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Martin and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">James Bass.</hi> I was never past the house but once; I saw the policeman running without his hat after a man; I went up to him and asked what was the matter; he said, "There is a thief running; try and stop him;" I ran with the policeman until I saw my brother lying with his face on the ground; the policeman sprang his rattle, and said to me, "Go and fetch me another policeman;" I went and fetched two more constables, and then went back to see if I could find the policeman's hat, and I saw my brother at the corner with the policeman; he asked me if I knew him, and being dark I did not; he then called Mr. Corder up, and he said he knew us; I was never past the wall but once, and that was on my road home.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He passed the wall once, and came back a second time.
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> My brother has acknow
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<interp inst="t18540814-881-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which he had received on account of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-85" type="given" value="HEINEMANN HERZ"/>HEINEMANN HERZ ROSENBERG</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacco merchant and cigar manufacturer, in Farringdon-street, City. The prisoner has been in my employment since 1851—some time in last Sept. my town traveller died, and I placed the prisoner in that situation, at a salary of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week and his expenses—he had to take orders and receive monies, which he was to hand over as soon as he received them, or as soon as he possibly could—he has never accounted to me for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from Frederick Cole—Mr. Cole is a customer of mine (
<hi rend="italic">looking at a paper</hi>)—this is the prisoner's signature—(
<hi rend="italic">read:</hi> "London, Feb. 4, 1854. Mr. F. Cole, bought of H. H. Rosenberg and Co.,
<hi rend="italic">certain goods</hi>, amounting to 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Paid per procuration. H. H. Rosenberg and Co. Louis Jonas. April 27, 1854.")—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at another paper</hi>) this is also his signature—the amount here stated was due to me by Mr. Hannan—(
<hi rend="italic">this being read was a bill amounting to</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">receipted by Louis Jonas</hi>)—I received from the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of this—that left 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he never accounted to me for that 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he had no authority to retain it in his possession—he has never accounted to me for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received from Mr. Hannan, on 21st June—this is the pri
<lb/>soner's signature—(
<hi rend="italic">this was a bill for</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">.</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He produced a book to yon, and showed you what his defalcations were, did he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and expressed his regret for what he had done—I did not say that I was sorry for him; I did not feel anything of the sort—he was first with me as town traveller, for which he did not suit, and then I retained him as warehouseman—he did not receive 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week then—he had as much to do as town traveller as he could do if he liked to do it—he had his expenses paid every Saturday night, for which I have his receipts in my pocket—he would have to incur considerable expenses, not as much as 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, but from 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., or 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he brought in an account of his expenses every Saturday night, and that was paid to him along with his salary—it was on 25th July that I first saw him with respect to this charge—he had absented himself for three or four days—I first asked him if he had received monies on my account—he told me he had on the previous day—he put the amounts which he had received, on a card, which I have here—I said, "Have you got the money to give me?"—he said, "I have got some, but not all"—I then asked him, "Have you received any other monies on my account which you have not paid to me?"—he said, "No"—I asked him about various names, not mentioning the party to whom I had been the evening before, and he strictly denied having received it—I then asked him rather warmly, "Have you received any money from Frederick Cole, in Camden-town?"—he said, "Will you forgive me?"—I said, "No"—I am positive of that—he showed me a book, in which his deficiency appeared to be between 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but it is considerably more—he produced the book in the presence of the policeman—he had produced it to me before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw him at his lodging, on this morning, state, as nearly as you can, what passed between you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went about 7 o'clock—he was not out of bed—I went into his bedroom, and awoke him—I said, "Jonas, I have got heavy payments to make to-day; have you received any money on my account?"—he said, "Yes, I received some yesterday"—I asked him, "From whom have you received those monies?"—he said, "I can give you the amounts," and he gave me this card, upon which he had put down the amounts—I then asked him, "Have you received any other monies for me before, which you have not handed over to me?"—he said, "No"—I then mentioned various names of my customers, and asked him whether he had received monies from them—he said, "No"—I then said, rather warmly, "Have you received any monies from Mr. Cole, in Camden-town?"—he said, "Will you forgive me?"—I do not know whether I said "No" at first, or whether I asked him for the amount of his defalcation—I believe I first asked him what might be the amount he had taken from me—I told him distinctly that I would not forgive him—he said, "Well, you are going to ruin me"—I said, "You are going very
<hi rend="italic">sharp</hi> to ruin me, at all events"—this is the book he pro
<lb/>duced to me at the time—it is not my book, it is his cash book, in which he had the amounts signed for as he received them—I then gave him into custody—the policeman was there ready.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you receive any money from him on that occasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was what he had put down as what he had received the day before, but he had received 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I believe—he wrote that upon the card while I was there—he was perfectly sober at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you, in terms directly or indirectly, tell him that you would forgive him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-86" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COLE</persName> </hi>. I paid the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on the day men
<lb/>tioned, for Mr. Rosenberg—he gave me this receipt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANNAN</hi>. I paid the prisoner the sums mentioned in these two receipts—I owed those sums to Mr. Rosenberg.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 219). In consequence of instruc
<lb/>tions, I went to the prisoner's lodging, on the morning of 25th July—I took him into custody by the prosecutor's instructions—I told him he must consider himself in my custody on a charge of embezzlement—he said, "Very well"—a little while afterwards, when he was putting on his boots, he said he should never lift up his head again in society.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-882-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18540814-name-90" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-90" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CADNEY</persName> </hi>. I was in the employment of Mr. Taylor, of the Elephant and Castle, Newington. On 22nd May he sent me with a letter and a parcel—I did not know what the parcel contained—he told me to go to No. 15, New Boswell-court, Strand—I went to Old Boswell-court—I did not know that it was Old Boswell-court—I have since discovered that it is—I cannot read—I am nineteen years old—when I got to Old Boswell-court I showed the letter to a man; he directed me to a side door—I went there, and a woman who was standing by the door said, "I will show you the door"—I went up to the second floor of that house, and knocked at the door—the prisoner opened it—I said I had brought a letter from Mr. Taylor, of the Elephant and Castle—I gave her the letter—she looked at it, and said it was all right; and I afterwards gave her the parcel—I asked her whether there was any answer—she said no, there was no answer required—I did not see her open the letter—the parcel was a brown paper parcel, tied up—I then went home—next morning my master asked me who I had left the parcel and the letter with—the letter had a direction upon it—I saw the prisoner look at it before she said it was quite right—the parcel had no writing upon it—in consequence of what my master said, I went next morning to the house where I had seen the prisoner—I did not find her there—I have never seen her since, until she was apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you came to the door, did you not ask me if Mr. Holt lived there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not; I did not know such a person's name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The potman at the public house directed him to Mr. Holt, and he came and asked if Mr. Holt lived there; I said "Yes," and Mr. Holt was in the room at the time, and said, "Yes, it was quite right."
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not mention the name of Holt at all; I had never heard the name of Holt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-91" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Elephant and Castle, at Newington—I sent Cadney with a letter and parcel to Boswell-court—the letter was directed to "Mr. Jolly, at Mr. Webster's, No. 15, Boswell-court"—the parcel contained fifty sovereigns—it was for Mr. Jolly—I did not tell Cadney what it contained—I told him it was for Mr. Jolly, of No. 15, New Boswell-court, and gave him directions to deliver it to him—I went next morning to find out the woman to whom he had given it, and I could not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-92" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18540814-name-92" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN RICHARDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep the house No. 6, Old Bos
<lb/>well-court, Strand—the prisoner lodged in my second floor with a man of</p>
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<p>the name of Holt—they were going to be married on the following Monday—on 22nd May she went out at near 11 o'clock in the morning—she said they were going to the races at New market, and they should return on the Thursday—she did not return—I never saw her again until she was taken into custody—she had not given me any notice of her going away, but I did not think that strange, because she had gone away for three weeks at a time before—I have not seen Mr. Holt since—they never came back—my other lodgers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, went out with them—they have not returned—that is strange.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-93" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am a single woman, and live at No. 6, Old Boswell-court—the prisoner lived in the second floor front room, with a Mr. Holt—on 22nd May I remember coming out of my door, and I saw the witness Cadney—I saw him knock at the door—the prisoner opened it, and I saw him give her a letter—she closed the door, and went in, and spoke to Mr. Holt; he was in bed at the time—I then saw her come to the door and take the parcel—Cadney asked if there was no answer required—she said nothing—Mr. Holt said, no, there was no answer required; and I heard her say it was all right—Cadney then went down stairs—he had not been gone five minutes, before I saw the prisoner and Holt go upstairs without his coat and shoes to Mr. and Mrs. Smith's room, the third floor front—I was afterwards in my own room, and I heard the sound of gold distinctly up in Smith's room—I was afterwards going down stairs, and met Mrs. Smith with a large bundle—I met the prisoner coming down stain—they were then going out—they left a basket in my room, which I occa
<lb/>sionly borrowed, and she came to my room and said she was going out to her mother in the country—I heard, them up and down several times between the two rooms—they all four left together—before they left, the prisoner brought a newspaper to my room, and left it with me for the pot-boy—I afterwards saw the prisoner, about a fortnight before she was taken, at the Turk's Head, King-street, Holborn—I went in with a friend to have something to drink, and the prisoner was there drinking gin and water—she asked me to drink with her—I said, "No; I should be afraid of being taken up by the police"—she said, "A good job too; other persons are not afraid to drink with me"—I did not see her again until she was in custody—I gave information to the police—she said she owed me a good
<hi rend="italic">hiding.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> We did not all four leave together; me and Mrs. Smith went first, and the two men stayed to talk the landlady.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I saw them all go down stairs together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you and she had any dispute?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 183). I received information, and took the prisoner into custody in Holborn—I told her that I took her in charge on suspicion of stealing 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—she said, "I never stole it; I never had if—she afterwards said, "I never stole 50
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-95" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MUCKEY</persName> </hi>. I was pot boy to Mr. Sore, of the Black Horse. I directed the witness to the prisoner's house—I was cleaning my master's window when the man came up to me and asked if I could tell him where the direction on the letter was—I am none of the best of scholars myself, and I told him it looked like Holt, and if it was for Mr. Holt, he lived over the way—I saw him go towards the door, and I saw no more of him till next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was read, as follows:</hi> "There</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received the note and gave it to the man I lived with; he said it was quite right, and I thought it was; he was in the habit of having letters sent to him every day; he was a betting man, and I did not know but what it was a note the same as usual.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-100" type="given" value="DANIEL GEORGE"/>DANIEL GEORGE ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser. Between two and three o'clock on the morning of 19th July I was in Old Compton-street, going home, and was assaulted—an arm was thrown round my neck, which nearly strangled me—I do not know who the man was that did that—I saw the one that took my watch and chain—that was the prisoner—he broke the chain away from me—he came from the other side of the road—he seized the watch and chain, and took the watch and chain away—the other man was holding me at the time—after the watch and chain were taken, both of them lifted me off my legs and threw me into the road—I felt very queer at the time, and have been queer ever since in my throat, and other bodily injuries—I have had pain in my throat, and have been under the doctors' hands with it—I got up and went round to the corner of Pulteney-street, and then the policeman came—I believe I was able to shout; they tell me that I did, but I have no recollection of it—I saw the prisoner brought up by the policeman—this is my watch and chain (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you recollect being asked by the policeman, or any other person, whether the prisoner was the man or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The policeman asked me if he was the man when he was brought down from the court where he was taken; I said that he was the party that took the watch—I was asked if it was another man—I never said that it was a man in woman's clothes—I was not drunk—I can swear that the prisoner is the man that took the watch, for I had such a good view of him coming across the road.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 37). On the morning of 19th July I was on duty near Compton-street, in Great Crown-court, about half-past 2 o'clock—I heard a scuffle and a very weak cry of "Stop thief!"—I saw the prisoner running very fast through Little Crown-court, towards Great Crown-court—I seized him, and took him back to the prosecutor in Wardour-street, at the corner of Little Pulteney-street—I asked the prosecutor if that was the man; he said that was the man—I took him to the police station—he deli
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You will see in the depositions that I owned to having the watch before I got to the station.
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence (written</hi>). I am a very poor man, and get my living by hawking things about the street; it was a great temptation for a poor fellow like me to find such a prize; when I picked the watch up I was walking away, when I met the policeman, who asked me where I was going; I told him I was going to the police station, that I had found a watch and chain and was going to take it to the station; when he heard the cry of stop thief he asked me to stay; the cry was not after me, but after some man who ran in a contrary direction; when the prosecutor was asked if I was the man, he said no, it was a man dressed in woman's clothes; the policeman said, "You had better give this man in charge, as he states he picked your watch up;" the prosecutor then said, "It must be him;" he was so drunk they did not ask him any question, but detained him until the morning, and then told him I was the man; he had no recollection of what he said or did when he came to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GIBBS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was very much exhausted, and had a severe blow on the forehead, where he had been chucked out into, the road—he was not drunk—he recognized the prisoner immediately, and made no doubt about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This ticket corresponds with the one I have.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am not guilty; I wish to call my landlady, Mrs. Potter, and Mr. Chrisabel, of whom I was taking lessons in the Russian language;, I saw him here yesterday; when I left my house, No. 22, Church-street, Soho, at 4 o'clock, I met a Jew, named John Morris, in Fleet-street; he asked if I would buy some coats; I told him if my landlady would lend me the money I would; she lent me 8
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and kept the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's landlady was directed to be sent for.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—he had a key of my street door—it is among those keys produced, and this is the key of my drawers, that were in his room—I do not know anything about these other keys.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TARLEY</persName> </hi>. I am overlooker of Mrs. Lawrence's farm, at Harrow. Last Tuesday week the prisoner came to work there—he continued there until last Wednesday night—I allowed him to sleep in a cottage of mine—there were sacks in the room—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) is one of them; it has my mistress's name on it—I know this pouch—this rubber is used for sharpening a scythe; it is just like the rubber that was in the place—the pouch is the case for the rubber—I saw the prisoner searched by the policeman, and this pouch was in his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was sleeping in the room, which he allowed me to do, with a woman that I cohabited with; she and I had words, because I would not give her money for drink; she was a drunken, bad woman; on Monday morning I went out to work at 6 o'clock; she did not come till 11 o'clock; it was hay home; she said she had tied up the things, and she gave me this bundle; I did not know what was in it; the policeman met me, and took me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There was a woman with him—this was hay home—the woman came to me, and told me that the prisoner was the man that had taken the brasses off our harness—this was about 9 o'clock—the prisoner came with me, and remained till about half-past 11 o'clock, when the police
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never had a key turned upon me; I would not take such things, they are not worth 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to me; the woman must have put them in my pocket; when I came from work she said, "I have tied all the things up;" she
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 126). On Thursday, 3rd Aug., about half-past 4 o'clock, I took the prisoner into custody, in consequence of information which I received from Mr. Burr—I then received a lens from him—I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him a knife, a few pieces of leather, and this petticoat—I inquired from him where he lived—he told me at No. 1, Bronte-place, East-street, Walworth—I went there, and found a quantity of leather, and other things, which I produce.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You took some, musical boxes away, did you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they do not belong to Mr. Burr—there is no objection to giving them up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURR</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the house of Somerville and Burr. The prisoner was our porter—in consequence of information I received with respect to another matter, I gave the prisoner into custody—I believe the whole of this property to be ours—some portion of it I can identify—the seal skin has our private mark upon it—I never gave him any authority to take these.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe he was about five years in your employ
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; we had a good character with him—we believe now that he has been robbing us for a considerable time—we have missed property for a number of months.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were there not more in the skittle alley besides me?
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<lb/>fied the coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I hope the Jury will have mercy; it is the first time I was ever here; the coat is nothing to me; if it had not been such a wet day I should not have been near a skittle place; I should have been at work.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-130" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID FINNIS</persName> </hi>. I am a lighterman, in the employ of Mrs. Winton. I was sent by Jefferys to bring these goods from the ship—I went there about five o'clock—I got three cases of mineral vinegar and five casks of marbles on board the lighter—there were no other goods on the barge—I covered them over with a tarpaulin, and left them in the barge at 8 o'clock—the barge was fastened to the head of the vessel—the name of the barge was the
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<hi rend="italic">City of London</hi> steam vessel—I know both the prisoners—I saw them that night—they rowed alongside the
<hi rend="italic">Barber</hi> barge, and put the case into the skiff—James rowed, and Bourne sat on the case—they rowed to the Tower shore—they eased the case down on the shore, carried it up a little way, and broke it open—Bourne carried one bottle, and James the other; that I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever known them before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, both of them—I was not in habits of intimacy with them—I work on Brewer's-quay—Bourne sells beer on board the steam boats—I think I have known James about twelve months—I did not see him for a week before this—I had seen him about a week before, at the Tower—I did not speak to them—I am not on terms of acquaintance with him—I only knew him as I do many other persons in the street—if James was alongside a steam boat in a boat, I may have said to him, "Can I step ashore with you?" as that is what we generally do to save us paying a waterman—I have been in a boat with him; he gave me a step ashore two months ago, off the Tower, I am quite sure of that—I have not spoken to him more than that—I knew his name—the name of "James" was on the boat—that was the only way I knew his name—I do not know whether he or his father was the owner of the boat—I had seen him a week before the robbery, on the Tower—I did not speak to him then—I was about fifteen yards from the barge on the night in question—they rowed alongside of where I was, and passed me on the shore—I was not more than a yard and a half from them then—I did not say anything to them—I stood on the Tower shore, and saw them</p>
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<p>break the case open—I was never asked before to-day whether I was within a yard and a half of them—I was afraid to say anything to them—there was only me on the shore—I was afraid they would attack me—they might have thrown me overboard—I could not defend myself against a gang—there were several more looking after them on the shore, and on the top of the stairs—there were more to receive them—I mentioned about this on the Wednesday morning as this happened on the Tuesday night—I men
<lb/>tioned it to my father-in-law—I never had any quarrel with James or his father—I do not know his father.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt at all that they are the two persons you saw?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are the two—I knew them before by sight, but not to speak to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bourne. Q.</hi> Did you see me on the Tuesday night on the share?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not see you on Tower-hill on the Wednesday morning; I did on Thursday morning, and I had you taken—I am sure I did not see you between 11 and 12 o'clock on Wednesday morning standing outside the Tiger, and bid you good morning, for I was engaged on board the Cornwall steam boat from 8 o'clock in the morning till 6 o'clock in the evening.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, August</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1854.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">KENNEDY</hi> and
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<interp inst="t18540814-896-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 22.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PAYNE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-141" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Young, he keeps a beer shop at Barnet. On 6th July, the prisoner came in there about 9 o'clock at night, as near as I can guess, he asked for a pint of beer, it came to 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in halfpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness. I remember her bringing me a shilling, I took it into the taproom to the prisoner, and told him it was a bad one—he said it was not—I told him to give me the change, and I asked him where he got the shilling; he said he got it of his master—I marked the shilling, and sent for the officer—I gave him the shilling, and gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-143" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I keep a lodging-house. The prisoner came on 6th July, and took a lodging, and gave me a bad shilling; I did not know it was bad—I put it in my purse, where I had no other—I afterwards gave it to Thomas Jarvis, a lodger of mine—it had been in my purse all the time till I gave it to him—I am sure it was the same the prisoner gave me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-144" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I am an umbrella maker. I got a shilling from the last witness; I marked it, and gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 59). I took the prisoner into custody at Mr. Young's—I told him he was given into custody for passing a bad shilling—I asked if he had any more about him—he said he had 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I searched him, and found two bad shillings in a bag, and one good six-pence and a fourpence, loose—this is the shilling Mr. Young gave me—this is the one the last witness gave me—those are the two I found in the bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These are all counterfeit; and one of the two shillings found on the prisoner is from the same mould as one of the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am a man who work hard for my living; I started to work at hay making; I worked on Friday, and my master gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I earned only 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Saturday, as it was wet; I worked on Monday, Tues
<lb/>day, and Wednesday, and he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver each day; I came to this woman's house and gave her a shilling, not knowing it was bad; she gave me change, and I went and got my dinner; I went to have a pint of beer at 9 o'clock, and gave the shilling; the woman gave me change, and in ten minutes she brought the shilling back and said it was bad, and wanted to have her change back; I was not aware it was bad; I told her to send for a policeman, and I pulled out my remaining money and gave it to him; I always worked for my bread; I worked for Mr. Ginger, of Stanmore.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-897-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 42.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You thought the half crown was a good one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the prisoner threw it down on the counter, and as he had been in the habit of coming regularly for his beer I thought it was good—he had never given me bad money before—he is a lad living with his mother, who lives in Brackley-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-149" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MURFIN</persName> </hi>. I am daughter of the last witness. I saw the prisoner there on the Tuesday night, and my mother gave him change for a half crown—on the Thursday he came, and gave me a bad sixpence for a pint of beer—I gave him change, and put the sixpence on the shelf till my mother came down—I thought it looked rather dull—my mother came down in five or six minutes, and I took the sixpence from the shelf and gave it her—I am sure it was what I had from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you not put it in the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I put it on the shelf—I gave him change; I then thought it was good—I thought it was bad when I put it on the shelf—I found it was bad directly he was gone—there was no other money on the shelf.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEONARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 119). I took the prisoner—I produce the half crown and sixpence I got from Mrs. Murfin.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PAYNE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MAHONY</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the George the Fourth, Mint-street, Whitechapel. On 21st July he prisoners came into the tap room, and called for a pot of porter; I served them—it was paid for with a shilling—I do not know which of them put it down—I gave 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—M'Sheen called for the beer, and Barry was with him—they were both sitting together—I did not see them go away—I put the shilling in my left waistcoat pocket, where I had no other money—I afterwards went to the bar and gave it to my master, to pay for some mere beer, and he said it was bad—the prisoners were then gone—in about an hour afterwards I saw them again at the bar, and my master detained them—I afterwards got a bad shilling from Mr. St. Ledger, and I gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barry. Q.</hi> Did I give you any money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot tell; one of you gave me a shilling, I am sure—you came in together—I put the change on the table—I cannot tell who took it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-155" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL ST. LEDGER</persName> </hi>. I keep the George the Fourth—I recollect receiving a shilling from the last witness about 10 o'clock, on 21st July; I saw directly that it was bad; I put it on a shelf under the counter by itself—I saw the prisoners about three quarters of an hour afterwards—they came in together, and M'Sheen called for a pot of porter; I drew it, and while I drew it, he put down a half crown very quietly—I noticed it was bad, and would not let him have the porter—I told him it was bad, and he said I did not know what good money was—I asked him where he got it; he said he sold his shirt in Petticoat-lane, and got the half crown—I kept it, and sent for a constable, and gave it him—I gave the shilling to the last witness, and he gave it to the policeman—no one could have changed the shilling on the shelf; I was there the whole time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Sheen. Q.</hi> I told you I sold my coat for half a crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you told me your shirt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barry. Q.</hi> What money did I give you that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You did not give me any.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-156" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GROVES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>, 72
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). The prisoners were given into my custody by the last witness, on 21st July—I found 4 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he received two sixpences and one penny, and he had sold his coat for half a crown to the same man—the next day Barry said that a man was passing, and he gave M'Sheen the half crown, and told him to go into the public house, and he would come to him—M'Sheen was standing by Barry's side, and must have heard this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Sheen's Defence.</hi> I finished a job about 12 o'clock, and I went out and met this man, who asked me to go and have a pot of beer; I had no money, and I took my shirt off and got 6
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<hi rend="italic">Barry's Defence.</hi> I went out and met this young man, and when my money was out, I parted with him; I met a young man who gave me some halfpence; in the evening I met this prisoner in Rosemary-lane; I asked him what he had got; he said, half a crown; he asked me to have a pot of beer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-158" type="given" value="JOHANNA"/>JOHANNA BREEDEN</persName> </hi>. I live in Goulston-street. I met Barry that day, and gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in
<hi rend="italic">brass</hi> about 10 o'clock, in a public house—he came to my lodging about 11 o'clock—I was in bed—he left my place about 11 o'clock, and I did not see him afterwards—he was after telling me that they sold their shirts.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES M'CARTHY</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PAYNE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-160" type="given" value="JABEZ"/>JABEZ ELAND</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Ben Johnson, in Shoe-lane. On 26th July the prisoner came there about five minutes before 2 o'clock in the morning—he called for a pint of porter, and gave me a shilling—I gave him a sixpence and a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece in change, and laid the shilling on the shelf—the prisoner went out, and in about five minutes he came in again, and brought a female in, and he called for another pint of beer—he gave me another shilling, and I gave him in change another sixpence and a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, but while the shilling was in my hand I said, "This is a bad one"—I put it on the counter, and bent it—he said, "Is it?" I said, "Yes"—he said, "Let me look at it"—I gave it him back, and I said, "You will oblige me by paying for the pint of beer," and he gave me a good shilling—I then said, "Just let me look at that again," and he gave me the bad one back again, and I laid it on the shelf—he said, "Give it me back," but before doing so, I felt the first shilling, and found it was bad, and I said, "They are both bad; I shall give you in charge"—I gave him and the shillings to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When I came in with the first shilling you put it in the machine, and found it bad.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> We never had a machine in the place—you gave me a good one—I should not have thought anything more about the first shilling till I found the second was bad—the shilling was not mixed with other silver—there was some silver in a stack, but this one laid by the side—I gave you change for the second shilling because I did not know but it was good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-161" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 325). I took the prisoner—I found on him one sixpence and two 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces, one 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and a penknife—I received these two shillings from the last witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> He brought the shilling away from other silver; if I had given him a bad shilling would I have allowed him to get the second back again? he took it from a lot of silver, and said, "Here is another that you gave me."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE HILLYER</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Grapes, in George-street, Minories. On Tuesday, 18th July, the prisoner and another female came to the bar, and asked for half a quartern of gin—the prisoner laid down a sixpence—I looked, and had my doubts about it—my wife was standing on my right; she said, "I can see here that it is a bad one"—it was tried in the detector, and it was bad—I put on my hat to go to look for an officer, and the prisoner ran out at the side door—she turned up Little George-street, which is not a thoroughfare—she came back, and as she was coming down the street she saw me, and said, "What do you want with me, you d—d old b—r?"—I made up my mind to stick close to her—she ran up and down Jewry-street two or three times, crossed the Minories, and went down by Moses'—a policeman brought her back in custody—I kept the sixpence in my pocket wrapped in a piece of paper till the day the prisoner was committed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long was it before you gave me in charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some time, but I still kept you in sight—I think you were the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she know what she was about?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was following her at least ten minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 620). I took the prisoner at the corner of the Minories—I saw her pass her hand to her mouth—I laid hold of her neck, and these three bad sixpences fell out of her mouth—I received this other sixpence from Mr. Wilson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I tell you how I came into possession of them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You told me a woman gave them to you, and told you to swallow them—you were the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all counterfeit, and two of the three which came from her mouth, are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I met a friend who asked me to go and have some
<lb/>thing to drink; I went and drank freely; she asked me to go somewhere down in the City, and left me on a step, sitting; she came and woke me up, and we went into another public house and had some more; she gave me the sixpence: they found it was bad, and in going out she gave me the other three sixpences, and said, "Take and swallow it"—I did not know it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-901-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="def2-902-18540814" type="given" value="EDWARD"/> EDWARD WARREN</persName> </hi>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JEREMIAH FOLEY</hi> </persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PAYNE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18540814-name-170" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-170" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Goldbeaters' Arms, in Warwick-lane. On the evening of 24th July, the three prisoners came there—Sheen asked for a pot of beer—he gave me a sixpence, and I gave him 2
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<lb/>soner was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had these men been customers of yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they sat there about fifteen minutes—I have not taken ad silver since I have been there—I have taken bad silver in my life—I do not know that I have passed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there anything else in the till but the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The only shilling that was in it was the bad one—there were three six
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-171" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness. I remember serving Sheen with a pot of beer, he paid for it with a shilling—I gave him change, and threw the shilling into the till—there were three 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces and two sixpences—that was all the silver there was there—no other per
<lb/>son gave me any money before my husband went to the till—there was no one in the house but the prisoners—I saw my husband give the shilling to the officer after the prisoners had been taken into custody—I remember where Sheen had been sitting, there was a shutter there—I was looking there for shillings, and I found a bad florin—I gave it to the girl imme
<lb/>diately to take to the station—the place had been swept after tea that even
<lb/>ing—I do not believe any person had been in after the sweeping.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not sweep the place yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; to the best of my belief no person had been in before the prisoners came—I draw the beer and sell it—I had this shilling from Sheen—I am sure it was a shilling he gave me—I am sure I did not put the shilling he gave me into my pocket—I do not carry money on my person—as I took it from him I put it in the till—my attention was called to it directly after the last pot of beer was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-172" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH EDMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mrs. Newman. I remem
<lb/>ber her giving me a florin on 24th July; I gave it to Richards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the shilling that your mistress took?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; there were only the three prisoners in the house at the time—there had not been any persons drinking there lately—I was not there all the time the prisoners were there—I did not take notice of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-173" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STRATTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 281). On Monday evening, 24th July, I went to Mr. Newman's, I saw the prisoners there—Mr. Newman said they had passed two bad shillings just now—he gave me one, and he said Warren had the other—I looked for the one that he said Warren had, but I could not find it—I sent for another officer and took the prisoners in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Foley.</hi> I was there half an hour after he took the other prisoners away.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I took the other two, and sent another officer for Foley in about five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY ANN NEWMAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long did Foley remain after the others?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only while he drank the beer which had been called for, and he paid for it—he was not there many minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-174" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 262). I received directions from the last witness, and went and took Foley into custody—I received this florin from Edmonds.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin and shilling are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SHEEN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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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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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540814-904-offence-1 t18540814-name-180"/>Alfred Venall</persName>, in his dwelling house: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-904-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 27.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-904-18540814 t18540814-904-punishment-36"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540814-905-offence-1 t18540814-name-182"/>Peter Andrew Spence</persName>, from his person: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-905-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 16.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-905-18540814 t18540814-905-punishment-37"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18540814-906-offence-1 t18540814-name-184"/>George Ellis</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-185" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I live at Bury Farm, Edmonton. The prisoner was one of my carters—about 7 o'clock, on Saturday evening, 1st July, I followed him some distance out of my yard—I came up with him, and he was carrying a basket of oats—I took hold of the basket, and said, "What have you got?"—he said, "Nothing"—I took it from him, and found it was full of oats, I suppose about a peck—I took them home with me, compared them with a sample in my barn, and, as far as my opinion and knowledge goes, I think they correspond—the prisoner might get to the barn where the oats were—I could not miss a small quantity like this.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Under whose care were your oats?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No one's in particular; the barn door was not locked—the prisoner had been in my service fifteen or sixteen years—I only speak to these oats from comparison—I have not missed any.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-186" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 130). On Saturday evening, 1st July, between 8 and 9 o'clock, I took the prisoner, for stealing a quantity of oats from Mr. Ellis—he said, "I dare say you know all about it;" and he said that Mr. Ellis's foreman sent him every day with a bushel of oats for his horses, and he had them from there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18540814-name-187" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BARLOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, N</hi> 9). I produce the oats taken from the prisoner, and a sample from the barn.</p>
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