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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOON, MAYOR. FIFTH 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, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROV</hi>., Bart, Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNI</hi>.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBEBT WALTER CARDE</hi>., Knt.; and Mr. Ald,
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTE</hi>.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-312-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, stealing 25 lbs. weight of mutton, value 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and 1 whip, value 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-312-offence-1 t18550226-name-2"/>Thomas Ashton</persName>: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-312-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32—
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<interp inst="t18550226-313-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 1 canvas bag, and 2 lbs. weight of tea, value 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<interp inst="t18550226-313-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 41.—
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<lb/>ing 5 valentines, value 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-314-offence-1 t18550226-name-7"/>Henry Rock</persName> and others, their masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS RICHARD"/>THOMAS RICHARD HALL</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 15, Patriot-row, Cambridge-road, Bethnal-green. I am foreman to Messrs. Rock, wholesale manufac
<lb/>turing stationers in Walbrook—Mr. Henry Rock is one of the partners, the prisoners were in their employ—Hyland was an apprentice, in the leather
<lb/>case making branch—Withers, I should term a labourer; it was his duty to work at a cutting machine, and other odd work—on Friday night, 26th Jan., two sample books containing valentines were given into my possession by Mr. Henry Rock; I took them into the shop on the top floor at half past 7 o'clock, and laid them on a bench at which Hyland was at work—there were about thirty or forty specimens in each book—on the Saturday morning at half past 11 o'clock, I gave those books to Mr. Gordon, the managing man down stairs in the warehouse; he instantly missed five of the valentines, and pointed it out to me; I was with him at the time, they</p>
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<p>were worth at a rough guess, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; they were a superior kind of valentine—I made some inquiries and spoke to Mr. Rock, who came into the shop, and called all hands together employed on the top floor; the two prisoners were among them—Mr. Rock then addressed the whole of us; holding the books in his hand, he stated that five valentines were stolen from these books, that they had been removed since the previous evening; he then said there was a thief among us, and would we assist him in finding it out—we all answered him, "Yes"—he then asked us to allow ourselves to be searched, which we agreed to—there were about thirty of us, some were boys—Mr. Rock directed me to examine the clothes of the boys, and while I was doing so, the witness Caroline Cray accused Hyland of having taken the valentines—I heard Mr. Rock say, "Come, Miss Cray, if you know who it is that has taken the valentines out of the books, tell me;" that was said in the prisoner's presence—she then came forward and said, "Hyland, took them out, Sir"—Mr. Rock turned round to Hyland, who was standing close by his side, and said, "Hyland, I thought you always an honest youth"—Hyland said, "Yes, Sir; I have taken one of them; I took it home last evening, this is the only time I have taken anything"—Mr. Rock then desired me and Hyland to follow him down stairs, into the counting-house—Hyland then said, "Withers has taken them out, as well as me"—Withers was not present then, he was sent for directly afterwards, and came to the counting-house—Mr. Rock said to him, "I hear, Withers, that you are concerned also in stealing these valentines"—Withers replied, "I was looking at the books and accidentally tore one of them, not with the intention of removing it to steal it, and I throw the parts of it in a waste shavings bin"—that is where the shavings are put from the cutting machine, where Withers was at work—an officer arrived that Mr. Rock had sent for, and the prisoners were both given into custody—after they were taken to the station, I accompanied Wardle the officer, to No. 5, Mape-street, Bethnal-green, the address given by Hyland at the station house; and the mother of Hyland gave us three valentines, those were three of the five that had been removed from the books—the address that Withers gave was No. 14, Griffin-street, York-road, Lambeth—I found that he had left there a fortnight—we ascertained his right address from the lady keeping that house, and went to No. 3, Boss-court, Thames-street—the key of a bed-room door was taken from Withers by the officer—that key opened a bed-room on the second floor of the house, No. 3, Boss-court, which was shown to us by the landlady as Withers' room—we there found a number of prints, I think about 100—I did not find any valentines.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long has Withers been in the employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a twelvemonth—I can hardly tell you his exact employment; I generally had him at the covering machine, covering view-books—these are the valentines (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the one that was torn from the book is not here—it was destroyed, according to Withers' account—we never looked for it—these are what were given us by Hyland's mother—they were fastened in the book by threads or gum—this is worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before Hyland said what you have stated, did not Mr. Rock say that if they told what was done there should be no prosecution?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of; I heard nothing of the sort—I cannot say exactly what Mr. Rock said to Hyland in the counting-house—I believe it was, "I am very sorry to find you engaged in it; I always looked upon you as an honest youth"—we have done so up to</p>
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<p>the present time, with the exception of this occasion—he has been in the employment about five years—I have every reason to believe that his friends are highly respectable—his mother produced these the very instant we asked for them—I am quite certain that they had been fastened in the book—we could not use them unless they were fastened—they could not have fallen out—they must have been taken out by force—we have thou
<lb/>sands of these valentines—we employ about thirty persons on the top floor, men, women, boys, and girls.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-9" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHICK</persName> </hi>. I was apprentice to Mr. Rock. On Friday, 26th Jan., I was in the top shop—I saw the two Valentine books there—I saw Withers tear a valentine from one of the books, and throw it into a shaving bin behind him—it was done so quickly that I could not see the whole of it—he was working near the book—Hyland was standing at his side at the time—he could see what he did; he was near enough to see—Withers was working near the book; so was I—at the same time I saw Hyland cut a valentine from the book with the scissors—he did not leave the shop after cutting it out; he remained there—I do not know what he did with the valentine—I mentioned it to Miss Cray.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was it that you saw this valentine torn out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At half past 7 o'clock in the evening—I was working at the same bench, in front of him—he did not speak to me—we were not friends—I did not speak to him—I did not know what he was going to do with the valentine—I am speaking of Hyland, not of Withers—I was friends with Withers; I am quite sure of that—it was at half past 7 o'clock in the evening that he did this—there were a great many persons in the shop besides me—if they had turned round they could have seen him—I was in front of him—I was right opposite both of them—I am a case maker, the same as Hyland—I mentioned this the same evening to Miss Cray, as I was going home with her—I keep company with her; that was how I came to mention it to her—that was after 8 o'clock—we do not leave off till 8 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About how many persons were there in the room when these were cut?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between twenty and thirty I should think—it is a very large room; plenty of other persons could have seen this as well as me, if they had turned round; they were working close by—the books were given to Hyland to look at by Mr. Hall, he left them on our bench; we were the only two apprentices there—they were torn out very shortly after the books were left there—Hyland did not take up the book, he cut it out as it lay on the bench before him—I was standing at the bench at the time—he must have seen mo—I then went away from that part of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are there different benches in the shop for different persons to work at?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and our bench comes across; I was opposite Hyland—the other persons were at the other bench; if they had turned round they could have seen him—at the time Hyland cut it out, Withers was close to him—I then went away to another part, and did not see any
<lb/>thing more take place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was there between the time when you saw Withers tear one out of the book, and Hyland cut one out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a minute; it was done directly, while Mr. Hall's back was turned—I was friends with Hyland, but he was not friends with me; I had offended him somehow—we had had a quarrel, I hardly know now what it was about; it was nothing very important; I think it was chaffing or something of that sort.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-10" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE CRAY</persName> </hi>. I live in College-street, Belvedere-road, Lambeth; I am employed at Messrs. Rock's manufactory. On Friday evening, 26th Jan., I saw Hyland cut a valentine out of the sample book—that was about half-past 7 o'clock—Withers was not near him at that time, he was in the same room; I saw Hyland put the one he had cut out on the board where he was working; he cut it out with a pair of shears—when inquiry was made about it next day, I spoke to Mr. Rock about it; I told Chick of it the same evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then you saw the same cutting that Chick speaks of?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw him cut it out with a pair of shears, at half-past 7 o'clock; I was not near Chick at the time, I was some way off; I know he saw it at the same time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 6). I was called in to Mr. Rock's, about 1 o'clock on Saturday, 27th Jan.—I took the two prisoners into custody, and took them to the station—Hyland gave his address at No. 5, Mape-street, Bethnal-green—he said that he took one valentine home the over night, and if I went there I should find it—he called it his mother's place—I went there along with Mr. Hall, and the mother brought from a back loom the three valentines that have been produced—they were shown to Mr. Hall, and he recognised them—Withers gave his address, No. 14, Griffin-street, York-road, Lambeth,—from information I received there, I went to No. 3, Boss-court, Thames-street; I got into the bed-room by a key which I took from Withers' pocket—I did not find any valentines there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS RICHARD HALL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you put these sample books before Hyland to look at?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I put them on the board; I gave them him to look at, it was merely for his pleasure and amusement.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS RICHARD"/>THOMAS RICHARD HALL</persName> </hi>. On 27th Jan., I went with Wardle, the officer, to No. 3, Boss-court, Thames-street—a bed-room door there was opened by a key which Wardle had taken from the prisoner—we there found this album, scrap book, and other goods (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this album is in an un
<lb/>finished state—it is altogether unfinished out of our hands—it has been torn out of its cover since it left our premises—there is no gold work round here, and this part was not glued down—a book would not be sold in such a state—the prisoner had no right to have it at his premises—this scrap book is not bound; it has no cover to it—it is what we term sewn and cut—it is not in a state to be sold; it is unfinished—the prisoner had no right to have it—here is "Rock's Illustrations of London"—that is com
<lb/>plete—the prisoner had no right to have it—here is a piece of silver paper, which is used in the factory for the lining of books—that is never sold—here are about 100 illustrations of what we call "The Tourist's Companion"—they are sold six in a cover, in different sets—they are illustrations of all parts of England—we sell them at 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each number, 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a piece—here is a pair of shears and a pair of compasses—I know these—I missed them some months ago—we were in the habit of missing our tools without making inquiry about it—I know these shears by their having been fresh ground, shortly before they were stolen—I missed them about four months ago, a day or two after they were fresh ground—we never properly traced them from the grinder's—I made inquiry of the grinder—I had him</p>
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<p>down, and accused him of not sending them home—they had no business at Withers', nor had any of the things—the whole of these things belong to Messrs. Rock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever give "Withers leather to cut at home for any purpose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he said that I had—he accused me of giving it him to cut at the factory, not at home—he said he took it home—I saw some very small waste cuttings or trimmings of leather, but I could not swear to them, they may be got any where—I swear to the book quite positively—it is an unfinished book, in the course, of binding—these engravings had to go through the prisoner's hands to be trimmed round to our size—I do not charge the prisoner with stealing our price current; the, officer brought it here with the other property—this rent book is. one of our diaries—I charge him with stealing that—we have not charged him with it, hut it is our property—it was stolen from our firm—he has made a rent book of it—I think our selling price is half a crown a dozen, but I do not know—we only sell wholesale—I do not know that the firm would refuse, a retail customer—we should not sell a single diary of this sort—this, dirty blotting book we charge him with stealing, but not in this, dirty state—it has been used by the prisoner since it has been stolen—I have not the least doubt he stole it—I did not see him do it—it was found at his room—I did not miss it; I should be very clever to do so out of some hundreds of thousands—the prisoner stated that I had frequently ordered him to cut up leather, which I deny on oath—this book about working the telegraph is one that we published—we are one of the publishers or sellers of them—we printed that edition in our house, although it may bear the name of some body else—it was printed and sold by the firm, and by others likewise—this "Truant of Frogwell" is ours, and these panoramas—they have been handled about to make them dirty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What do you mean by that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They have been carried backwards and forwards to the Mansion-house—they have been made ditty by carrying them about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not mean that the prisoner had handled them about to make them dirty?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I mean to say they were in a clean state when we took them—we found these new and clean at his house—they have since become soiled—it was never the habit to take home engravings to be trimmed, that I am quite sure about—I am quite certain we do not allow it—the young men are allowed to buy articles through Mr. Gordon, Mr. Ince, or Mr. Pike, our three warehousemen, but never in an unfinished state—I swear to this pair of compasses—we have no mark on them—I swear to them by their general appearance—I bought two pairs only a short time previous to missing this small pair—I bought the two pairs six months ago from the present time—I swear this is one of the pain missing, I have no doubt about it—they were missing very shortly after
<lb/>wards, about the time of the shears, about four months ago—they are nearly new now—I see nothing amiss with them, except being dirty—I identify the shears from having used them for some long time—I have no mark on them, but I can see they are fresh ground—they have not been used since they were ground, I mean not used for any day's; work—I will not say that nothing has been cut by them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the prints that you found, damaged prints that he ought to have cut up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—we have no damaged prints which hit ought to have cut up, nor anything—they are only to be trimmed round.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The first address he gave you was an address where he had lived?
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you not get, the key of his room?
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>. Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>. and Mr.
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I brought two rugs to keep myself warm.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 18). I went to the barracks and saw the last witness and the prisoner there—the last witness said that these two rugs had been stolen from a pile that he had in his store, and he had seen Moore wrap this up in a serge gown, and stopped him with one rug, and went again to the van and found another rug—I went and saw the pile of rugs, and they corresponded exactly with these, and these were, in the fold, the same size as the others were.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT SAVAGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether any other barracks have such things as these?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They have; and in some barracks they have private marks, but we have none—we take them as long as they appear serviceable—I can swear the prisoner took this one rug out of the store; it is an old one; we have some new and some old.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">KELLY</hi>. Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>. and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINKI</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-327-offence-1 t18550226-name-56"/>John Chew</persName>: to which she</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-327-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-327-18550226 t18550226-327-punishment-14"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREW DAYIS</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-328-offence-1 t18550226-name-58"/>Thomas Elworthy</persName>: </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-328-offence-2 t18550226-name-59"/>William Brind</persName>:</rs>
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<interp inst="t18550226-328-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="italic">.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-328-18550226 t18550226-328-punishment-15"/>Confined Twelve Month</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-329-offence-1 t18550226-name-62"/>Thomas Challis, Esq.</persName>, at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-329-offence-1 t18550226-geo-1"/>Enfield</placeName>, and stealing therein 4 books, 1 tablecloth, 1 other cloth, 1 basket, and 1 box; his goods: and 1 box, 1 knife, 1 fork, 1 ring, 2 seals, 1 pencil case, 1 apron, and one copper coin; of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-329-offence-1 t18550226-name-63"/>Mary Ann Collins</persName>.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>. feloniously receiving the same: </rs>
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<interp inst="t18550226-329-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-64" type="given" value="ALICE ANN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-329-offence-2 t18550226-name-64"/>Alice Ann Gossett</persName>, and stealing a pepper box, 2 books, and other articles, value 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; her property.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>. feloniously receiving the same; to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to receiving.</hi> Aged 18.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-330-18550226" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-330-18550226" type="surname" value="SEAMAN"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT SEAMAN</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18550226-330-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18550226-330-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-330-offence-1 t18550226-cd-3"/>19th Aug., 1854</rs>, 12 pairs of braces, and one piece of paper, value 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; of
<persName id="t18550226-name-66" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-66" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-330-offence-1 t18550226-name-66"/>the London and North Western Railway Company</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-67" type="surname" value="BUCKLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUCKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Harriss and Son, of Leices
<lb/>ter, wholesale manufacturers of hosiery of all kinds. On 18th Aug. I selected 120 packages, each containing a dozen pairs of braces, to be sent to London—this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), is my delivery note from the brace depart
<lb/>ment to the packing department; it is made on 18th Aug., and I have also an entry of them in my cheque book in my own writing—the numbers of the packages were consecutive from 73 to 78, and the braces were of six different prices, seventy-three were one price, seventy-four another price, and so on—twenty dozen were marked 77—I delivered them as usual, to Mr. King, the superintendent of the packing department.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you have no independent recollection of it without that paper?
<hi rend="italic"> A.</hi> I have a very distinct recollec
<lb/>tion; I have another paper here, a letter which I received from London on the 20th—I should not have had a recollection of the matter had I not been apprized the very morning afterwards—the whole of this paper was written at one time; this red ink is a mark made in the packing department—I wrote this out on 18th Aug., and returned it to Hill—I mean to say that from the fact of my receiving this letter two days afterwards, the trans
<lb/>action would be impressed upon my mind for several months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you positive as to the number of packages being correct?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite; I counted them myself—my attention being called to</p>
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<p>it two days afterwards, enables me to remember the transaction, independent of the memorandum—I counted the dozens in each packet before I sent them to the delivery warehouse, and I remember that the goods were got up specially for the order.</p>
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<persName id="t18550226-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-68" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HILL</persName> </hi>. I am a packer, in the employment of Messrs. Harriss, of Leicester. I received instructions from Mr. Buckley to pack a hamper of goods to be forwarded to Harriss, of Godfrey's-court, Milk-street, Lon
<lb/>don—the direction for forwarding is on this paper—I remember receiving this delivery note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), from Buckley; the goods named in it were to be forwarded to Harriss's in London—I saw the braces put into the hamper; they were all put in according to that note—I sent a forwarding note to London with the hamper—I sent seven hampers that day, but only one contained braces—I sent them from the warehouse to be forwarded by the Midland Counties Railway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not see the braces?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Every dozen of braces went through my hands—I did not pack them up, but I saw them packed—they came into my department wrapped in paper, in a
<hi rend="italic">skip</hi>, a sort of truck running on wheels—they are packed in the paper in Mr. Buckley's department—I saw them packed into the hampers, and counted the whole 120 packages—I did not count any particular package to see whether there was a dozen in it—whatever I received from Mr. Buckley I put into the hamper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-69" type="surname" value="LINCOLN"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LINCOLN</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 65, Chamber-street, Goodman's-fields, and was a checker in the employ of Messrs. Pickford and Co., but have left—they have a warehouse in Haydon-square, Minories—I produce a way bill, which I made out on 19th Aug.—on that day I checked off a truck of hosiery from Leicester—among those goods there were seven entries for Harriss—the entry here is, "Harriss, Milk-street, seven hampers"—the prisoner was at that time in the employ of Messrs. Pickford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is all this in your writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this red chalk is mine, made at the time of the arrival of the goods on the 19th—I left the employment the week before last—to the best of my knowledge the prisoner was in their service on 18th Aug.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-70" type="surname" value="ELSMORE"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-70" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ELSMORE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, in the employment of the London and North Western Railway. I loaded the prisoner's van on 19th Aug. for deliveries in various parts of London—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my delivery book—there were seven hampers, directed in full, to Mr. Harriss—I know that from memory, and here is the entry of it—this pencil writing is mine—I made this entry, "Harriss, Godfrey's-court, Milk-street, seven hampers"—I loaded the prisoner's van with the seven hampers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You do not mean to swear that you can recognise your black lead pencil tick?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There are my initials there, and the number of his van, 333—that was put at the time I loaded the van, I swear that—this "Seaman," with "Boyd," at the top of it, is put by the clerk in the office at the time, as they are loaded, and before they go out of the shed—I swear that I recollect that the number of the van was 333—the prisoner had that van at that time—I know that, because it is put here; it would not have been put in this book if he had not had it—we always put the number of the van that a man has—the was the van that Seaman had that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you state whether Seaman did or did not take out that van with the seven hampers to Mr. Harriss?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am sure of it, and independent of this paper—this "Seaman" and "Boyd" was written a very few minutes after I ticked this off—I reported to the clerk who wrote this, and caused it to be written.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long was it before you heard of anything being lost?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three days before we went to the Mansion-house—I attend in the shed, and the book is made out from the invoice; and as we load them we check the book, and enter the number of the van and the name of the man who drives it—I should say that there are above 100 carmen in the service.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-71" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-71" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Harriss and Son, of London. On 19th Aug., we received seven hampers from the railway by Pickford and Co., one of which contained braces—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the invoice we received from Leicester by post, on the same morning as we received the hampers—the number of the hamper was 139; 1 counted the number of packages in that hamper, and there were 119 packages of dozens, there ought to have been 120; number 77 was missing—I made a small cross in pencil against it at the time, which is here now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that that cross tells you that there was a dozen missing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> If you look at the bottom of the invoice you will see another cross, and "19 dozen received"—that was done at the time I made the comparison.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How were the hampers packed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Corded at two places in front, and a double cord from one handle to the other—they came to our premises properly corded—I observed nothing particular about them—a dozen
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> braces would be rather thinner than this book, and the hamper being made of wicker could possibly be wrenched open so as to extract the braces without cutting the string—each package was in paper, and there was a small paper over the top—it could not possibly have fallen out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-72" type="surname" value="HAYDON"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-72" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAYDON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 588). On Saturday night, 20th Jan., at about twenty-five minutes to 7 o'clock, I was on duty, about 100 or 120 yards from the Minories, and saw the prisoner in Church-street, stooping down at a door step tying up a white cloth; I saw him pick up an article, and put it into his inside coat pocket—it was a white handkerchief, with some tea in it—I went to the step of the door, and found about a table spoon full of tea spilled—I went and asked him where he got the tea from, he said that he bought it at the warehouse—I took him to the station, he gave his address, "Robert Seaman, 14, Peter-street, Borough"—I went there on the night of the 20th with another officer, and found in a box four pairs of braces, and three pairs of cuffs, wrapped up in this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went again on the 22nd with Gale, and found a piece of a brace and other articles in a little basket, and three bundles of cigars in the bed room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there other persons living in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the prisoner's wife's brother; and a gentleman and his wife lived in the back room, and there was a young lad in the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-73" type="surname" value="GALE"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-73" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GALE</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the North Western Railway Com
<lb/>pany, through Messrs. Pickford. The prisoner was a carman, in their employ in Aug.—it was his duty to deliver goods in various parts of London—I went with a policeman to search his lodging on the 22nd, and found this piece of a brace and other things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner have an accident some time since?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know; I remember his boy saying that he left his van in the street to go home, but I do not believe that it was through any accident.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-74" type="surname" value="BUCKLE"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUCKLE</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These braces are such as I packed—the loop is patent, and I know them to be our manufacture—we have sent others to London since—I recognise this half brace, and this "77" on this paper is in my own writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAYDON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I did not speak to the prisoner about the braces, nor did anybody else in my presence, until he was at the Mansion-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-76" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ELSMOR</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The boy who was with him that morning is here—he is the boy who is there to assist—I do not know his name—that is him (
<hi rend="italic">pointing him out</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAYDON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is not the boy that I saw at the lodging, it was a relation of the prisoner's.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ADAMS</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-331-offence-1 t18550226-name-79"/>John Thomas Fox</persName>, and stealing from his person 1 watch and 1 guard chain, value 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18550226-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS FOX</persName> </hi>. I am a shoe manufacturer, of No. 26, Slater-street, Spitalfields. On "Wednesday night, 7th Feb., I Was returning home, and when I was within two yards of my own door two men suddenly sprang on me behind, pulled my head back, and put something over my mouth and nose—they tried to choke me, by putting their hands on my throat and pulling me back—they then put their knees against the small of my loins, put one hand over my mouth, and another over my throat, and tried to get me down—I was too strong for them, and loosened myself a little—I then saw the prisoner on the opposite side of the way—he ran across to me, and said to the man that was holding me, "Shove your thumb into his throat, you b——"—the prisoner then laid hold of my throat in front and pressed his thumbs into my windpipe, took my gold watch and chain out of my left hand waistcoat pocket; and then the men behind and the prisoner let me go at the same time, and they all ran away—I followed the prisoner the length of the street, but he got off—the other men took an opposite direction—I could not follow the prisoner any farther, because he hurt me so in the throat—I could not halloo, I only ran after him—I am sure he is the man who took my watch; I have seen him many times about the neighbourhood—I gave information to the police, and a description of the prisoner—I could see him by the gas light—he came in front of me—the gas light was within seven feet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You told all this story before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have not been repeating it since, only in my own mind—I did so, because I wished to repeat the same as I repeated there, honest and just—I had been out spending the evening at my sister's, at Limehouse—it was not an evening party, only an accidental visit—there was only her husband and myself there—I only had a glass of ale after supper—I did not go into any house after supper, I walked straight home—the whole of the transaction lasted about two minutes—the prisoner was not more than one minute when he got my watch—the policeman afterwards came and told me that he had got the man in custody who had robbed me—that was on Friday night, and this happened on Wednesday night—I went to the station, and he was called out by some policeman there—he came out with another one, for me to identify him—I think he came out by himself—the policeman had told me before, that he had brought me there to iden
<lb/>tify the man who had robbed me, and I identified him immediately—I said that I was sure he was the man, I knew him as well as I know my own brother—of course it put me out of the way at the time, but I was not excited—if it had not been for the prisoner, I should have been able to get away from the other two—I was alarmed for the minute until I extricated myself, and then my excitement passed away for the minute, and I saw the prisoner before me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that something was put over your mouth and nose; have you any idea what it was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was something wet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What opportunities have you had of seeing the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sometimes I met him in Brick-lane, sometimes in Whitechapel; but I never spoke to the man in my life; I merely noticed him with bad characters—I cannot say how long I have known him, but some months, I am certain—it may be four, five, or six months; I should think it is six months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JACKSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 59). On Thursday morning, 8th Feb., between 2 and 3 o'clock, I received information from the last witness; he had been to the station, and was sent to me on my beat, in Fleur-de-lis-street, Spitalfields—he gave me a description of a person, but I had already taken the prisoner for attempting to pick pockets at a fire on Friday morn
<lb/>ing, and he was then in custody—on Friday morning the inspector sent for Mr. Fox to the station, in consequence of information which I had received from him—I had communicated to my superiors the description he had given of the man—the prisoner was shown to Mr. Fox in the presence of another man, who was in custody at the station—the prisoner was locked up in a cell, but the other prisoner was not; I unlocked the cell myself brought him out, and asked Mr. Fox if he was the man, in the presence of the other prisoner—he looked at him for a moment or two, and said, "That is the man."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am in the Woolwich Artillery. On 7th Feb. I was at a house with the prisoner—I recollect the day; I believe it was Wednes
<lb/>day, but am not sure—I was not present when he was taken, I heard of it the day afterwards; I received a letter to that effect—I had been sleeping in the same bed with him for four nights, from Feb. 4th to Feb. 8th—I do not recollect the day of the week that I first slept with him, but am sure I slept with him those four nights; the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th, and on the 8th I left there—the last night I slept with him was the 7th—it was at No. 7, Keate-street, Whitechapel—I had been with him the whole of the forenoon, and part of the afternoon, and I took supper with him in the house—I think it was Wednesday night that I last slept with him—it was the 7th—I am sure of that, because I had to go to Woolwich Barracks on the 8th, and that makes me recollect it; I had a pass to that effect—I had my supper at 7 o'clock, and went to bed at 9 o'clock, and the prisoner went to bed at the same time—I got up in the morning, between 7 and 8 o'clock, because I had only a pass till 9 o'clock, and I had to return to barracks, and had to clean my military clothes to return in a respectable manner—I left the prisoner in bed—I was going that day to Woolwich, and I did go at 9 o'clock in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did your furlough commence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not had a furlough; I had a pass from 8 o'clock on such a day, till half a dozen days afterwards—I received that pass on 3rd Feb.; I am not certain what day of the week that was—I did not come to London as soon as I received it; I went to Brighton, remained there that evening, and came up on the 4th, as I suppose, about 10 o'clock in the morning—I reached London at 10 o'clock—I came from the Eastern Counties train.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What, from Brighton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say what train I came by—excuse me, Sir, I do not understand these trains very well, but I can assure you that I came to London at 10 o'clock on 4th Feb.—I suppose it was somewhere about half past 9 o'clock when the train left Brighton—I do not persist in saying that—I have told you that I cannot tell you the particular time—I did not take particular notice of what time the train was</p>
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<p>to start—I am sure I was at Brighton on the 3rd, and In London on the 4th—at Brighton I went to Essex-street—I do not know whether that is near the Pavilion—you have got an opportunity of travelling and I have not—I perhaps get a day's pass once in twelve months, and you have one every day—I slept at Mrs. Rogers's, No. 40, Essex-street—that was on the night of the 3rd—I dare say I recollect what time I got down to Brighton on the 3rd—it was between the hours of 4 and 5; I must have left London before that, about 4 o'clock—I did not take particular notice how long it took to go to Brighton, there are so many stations to stop at—I cannot tell what stations I stopped at, nor can I tell what stations I stopped at coming back from Brighton to London, I did not take any notice—I know the station I started from to go to Brighton, but as I am not acquainted with the place I cannot tell you the certain name of the street, I mean in Brighton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Tell us which station you went from.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went from just opposite my barracks, just round by the Canterbury-road, to go to Brighton.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that you paid your fare from the station opposite your barracks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is somewhere near our barracks, round the corner you call it—I have not been drinking—I did not go to London first—I went from Woolwich.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were did you pay?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is very difficult for me to say, soldier's pay is so frivolous—suppose I do not remember the fare—you see, soldiers, when they have got a bit of money, they do not remember it—I went by the second class, I could not raise enough to go by the first—I went to No. 7, Keate-street, Whitechapel, on 4th Feb., 1855—I know that because I experienced it—I slept there on the 5th, and on the 6th and 7th—the nights that I slept there the prisoner slept there—upon my soul I did not measure the room we slept in—I should say that it must be about 24 feet by 12—I did not say that there were two beds in it—I dare say there were four or five beds in it—they were not all occupied—I should say for a certainty that there were four or five occupied out of I do not say how many, but when I was there I looked on the wall, and the words, "Licensed, six beds," were there, and I think there were five beds occupied—I went to bed at 9 o'clock on the night of the 7th—I had been enjoying myself all day—I do not think that taking liquor is refreshment—I had not taken any that morning, merely what I am generally used to, a pint of porter at dinner—I think I had a little cheese with my supper, but I had nothing to drink, only a drop of water—excepting the pint of beer, I had nothing during the day but my general meals—I deliberately state that I had nothing that day but the pint of porter—I had no spirits, or beer or ale—I slept when I went to bed, though I had cheese for supper—I went to bed on purpose to sleep—I awoke next morning between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock, and got up to go to my quarters, or I should be put in the guard-house—I took a second class train from London-bridge to go to my barracks—I got there from Whitechapel on foot—I could not afford to pay the bus—when I left the prisoner in bed he was sleeping—I had to be at Woolwich at 9 o'clock—I have been in the Artillery since 6th March, 1854—I belong to the 7th battalion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it the first time that you had been at Brighton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had been four or five times before—I had gone before from Wool
<lb/>wich, the same way that I went on the 3rd; I cannot say whether by the same train—I paid my fare for Brighton at Woolwich.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About what time of the day did you leave Woolwich for Brighton?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We generally have our pass at 4 o'clock—the pass was from the 3rd to the 8th—I had not been drinking before I left for Brighton—I have not any relations at Brighton, but I have what we term friends—Mrs. Rogers, of No. 40, Essex-street, is not a relation of mine; she is what I term a friend—I am sure I slept there on the night of the 3rd, and left next day—. when I left Brighton and came to London, I believe the station I arrived at was Houndsditch, or Shoreditch, or somewhere.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Not the London-bridge station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I think it was Houndsditch—I do not know whether it was the London-bridge station or not; it does not matter to me; it might be, or it might not—I have come from Brighton to London before, but I never took general notice, the first omnibus I came to I used to step into, and drive off where I wanted—I have come from Brighton to London four or five times before—I cannot say whether I always came to the same station—I took the first omnibus I met, and drove to the quarter I wanted—on the day I arrived in London, the 4th, I went straight to Keate-street—I took the omnibus to Whitechapel from the station that I landed at—I mean to say that the omnibus I took at the station took me to Whitechapel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever been at Gravesend?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not think I have; I have not that I am aware of—the Woolwich station is by the Royal Arsenal—I do not know whether it is the Blackwall line or not; but it is the same line as I generally went to the Royal Arsenal by—I am quite sure that on the nights of the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th, I slept at No. 7, Keate-street; Mrs. Rogersis the landlady of it—she is a sister of the Mrs. Rogers, the landlady at Brighton—I had never before that slept at Mrs. Rogers's, in Keate-street—supposing there are half a dozen sisters, one can live at Bir
<lb/>mingham, and one at another place, still they would all be sisters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are in a position of serious peril, take care; do You mean that two sisters married two Mr. Rogers's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not say anything of the sort—I do not know whether they are married or unmarried—I can
<lb/>not account for there being two sisters both named Mrs. Rogers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know that they are related at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first time that I enlisted, Brighton being a very magnificent place, I went down to view it, and called on this Mrs. Rogers, in Essex-street, and stayed a few days, and got acquainted, and they told me to call at Mrs. Rogers's, in Keate-street, and in consequence I went—the sister, or the person at Brighton, told me that they were sisters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This is a licensed lodging house in Keate-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, I saw the license on the wall—there were six beds according to my calculation—I did not notice any other rooms besides where the beds are—I went over to the dining rooms to get my meals—I got my supper that night in the lower room, kitchen, or parlour, or which you like—I mean to say that I got my supper in the kitchen, the mistress of the house was present—four other persons slept in the room besides myself; I knew none of them except the prisoner—I did not want to know them, because I was a stranger there—I have one pass in twelve months—it is in writing—when it is done with I return it, or else I could not get into the barracks—I have had to get a pass yesterday and to-day, and have got one in my pocket now (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>)—I went to bed at 9 o'clock, because I had to do very fatiguing duty next day; because, being on pass, they put me on extra duty next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-83" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ROGER</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 7, Keate-street, Spitalfields—I am the landlady of the house—I know John Russell, the soldier—he slept at my house in the present month for three nights; they were Monday, Tuesday,</p>
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<p>and Wednesday nights, and on Thursday he left at 4 o'clock to join his regiment, at Woolwich—I know the prisoner; he was sleeping in my house on the Wednesday night, the 7th—I do not recollect when he was apprehended by the police; the Wednesday was the last night the soldier slept there—the prisoner was at home that night—I saw them both together; they took supper together at about 7 o'clock; I got it, and cooked it for them—they went to bed at 9 o'clock, as near as I can recollect—I gave them a candle to go up to bed, and another young man named John Brown went up to bed with them; they slept in the same room—Brown is not here—that was the first occasion on which the soldier had slept at my house—I have a sister-in-law living at Brighton; her name is Rogers—she lives at No. 40, Essex-street, Brighton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you lived at No, 7, Keate-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have lived there nine years, and two years in Lower Keate-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say he slept there on Wednesday, 7th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did; he slept there for three nights before that—I am speaking of the soldier; he came on the Monday—the prisoner has slept there for a long time—he has lodged with me four years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had not known the soldier before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not till Monday evening—he slept there three nights; Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and on Thursday, at 4 o'clock, he left my house to go to his barracks, at Woolwich—he did not sleep there on the Sunday—I have known the prisoner six or seven years—he has lodged with me four years, as near as I can tell—I am licensed for thirteen beds—there were six beds in the room occupied by the soldier and the prisoner—they were all six occupied on the Wednesday night; it is the one pair room—some of the persons sleeping there were strangers and some not—one was James Shillingsworth, John Brown, Russell, and the prisoner; I do not know the names of the other two—it was at 4 o'clock, on Thursday afternoon, that the soldier left to go to his barracks—I remember that the prisoner slept there on Wednesday, the 7th, by its being the night before the soldier went, and he came to spend an hour or two with the prisoner, before he went to join his regiment—they took supper together, and went to bed at 9 o'clook—the soldier came on Monday, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon; he was not there at all on Sunday—I saw him and the prisoner in company together all the day on the Tuesday and Wednesday; it was on the Wednesday evening that they spent a few hours together—they were in each other's company for the three days the soldier was there—they became acquainted by being in the place together, and taking their meals together—I have no reason for saying that the prisoner slept there on the Wednesday night, except that he was accustomed to sleep there—I gave him a candle at the foot of the stairs—I did that every nights-Russell, Adams, and Brown went up stairs together—there were no other persons in the other beds at that time—they were the only persons there at that hour—I have kept a lodging house eleven years—I never had any complaints made against me; none whatever—no officer or any gentleman can come forward to say so—I have never had any complaints made as to the character of the persons who lodge at my house—the prisoner and the soldier had coffee for their break. fast, and tea in the afternoon, and I cooked them a beef steak for their supper at 7 o'clock—they had a pot of ale with their supper—I did not take any part of it—there is no one else here to-day who slept in the room—Shillingsworth and Brown are not here; they are still lodging with me—I do not know where they are—my attention was not drawn to this evening</p>
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<p>in particular, until I heard the prisoner was taken—I went to go before the Magistrate, but I was not allowed to go in—I went to Worship-street; the prisoner sent for me to go there, when he was taken up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What do you mean by not being allowed to go in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was not called in—I told the policeman that I was there waiting, and I was not called in—I sent word that I was there to go in if I was wanted—I told the policeman that I was there to say what time the prisoner came to his bed—I told him I was there for the purpose of giving evidence, but I was not called in—I am sure I said that—I told the policeman that I was there for the purpose of giving evidence on behalf of the prisoner—I said I came to say the time the prisoner went to his bed, and I was not called in—I do not say I was refused admittance to the police office—I was not called, and I was outside—I did not go in, only into the little waiting room where the witnesses stop—I did not go into the public Court—I did not try to go in—I do not know what prevented me from going in—nothing prevented me; I was in the waiting room, to be called.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then you did not go in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not—Russell was not there—the police frequently come to my house of a night to ask if any one is there, and that same night the policeman came and asked me for two persons, and I told them they were not there—there have been no complaints made to my knowledge—my sister-in-law, at Brighton, keeps a private house—she goes out charing—her husband and my husband were brothers—her husband is not living, nor is mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been nine years keeping this house; have you had a licence all that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not all the time; I have had the licence since the common lodging-houses have been licensed—the police have visited my house at all hours of the day and night, but I was never summoned, nor ever had any complaint—there were six beds in the room where the prisoner and the soldier slept—they were all occupied—one other person went up to bed with the prisoner and the soldier—the others did not come in till o'clock in the morning, that is Shillingsworth and the other—I am positive about the day of the week that the soldier came to my house first—I do not know what day the prisoner was apprehended—I was sent for on the Friday morning—a young woman came to me, who saw the prisoner going along with the policeman—that was about o'clock in the morning—I went to the police court—I am certain that the soldier went away at o'clock on the Thursday—I am quite sure that it was on the night before that the soldier and the prisoner had supper together—they had supped together on other nights—I do not recollect what they had for supper on each night, because I only cooked their supper on the Wednesday night—they might have had cheese for supper, but I did not take that notice except the time I cooked their supper—this was the only night I cooked for them—I swear that I went to the police office to state the time the prisoner went to bed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did he go to bed on the Tuesday night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say; near about o'clock, that is the time I close my house—he went to bed on Tuesday night about o'clock, between and o'clock—he was not in on Thursday night—I cannot say exactly what time he went to bed on Monday night, but he was in before I closed the house—I took notice of the Wednesday night on account of his being in bed with the soldier, Russell, who said he felt himself very unwell, and wished to go to bed—it was then o'clock, and the prisoner went up with him—Brown went out to his father's this morning, to go to his work, before I came away</p>
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<p>—he worked as a cabinet maker, at No. 3, Crown-court, Spitalfields—he has lodged at my house these four years—he knows the prisoner very well—they slept in separate beds—I am sure it was 4 o'clock in the afternoon when the soldier left my house; it was not between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning—I am sure he did not sleep at my house on the Sunday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-331-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 25.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-331-18550226 t18550226-331-punishment-17"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. Aged 19.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER KIRKALDY</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-86" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-86" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COUSINS</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner. In June, 1854,1 entered into partnership with him; I supplied the capital, 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., at first—he did not put any capital into the concern; he introduced the printing apparatus, the type and presses—the terms appear in the partnership deed, as far as I know (
<hi rend="italic">the partnership deed, dated 5th June</hi>, 1854,
<hi rend="italic">was here put in</hi>)—in addition to the agreement contained in the deed, it was agreed that whatever articles of printing he had on his premises were to be used for the purposes of the partnership—I have had letters from him, which I think will convey the idea—no document was drawn up about that—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">for the prisoner, objected to this evidence on the ground that no verbal agreement could alter the effect of the deed The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">considered that evidence could not be given of anything that varied the deed, or that qualified it, because it would speak for itself; but that a subsequent agreement, inconsistent with the deed, could not be affected by it, and could, therefore, be given in evidence.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The arrangements made with reference to the printing presses were by letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By word of mouth; they were the subject of correspondence before, but not afterwards—they were not ultimately entered into a book; never—I swear that—I do not say that the result was not at all entered, there are remarks connected with it entered into this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> "Was there a verbal arrangement between you and the prisoner in reference to the stock and machinery on his premises, that what
<lb/>ever he had was to be used for the purposes of the partnership?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The exact words were not reduced to writing, the substance was—it is partly to be found in this book, and partly in a letter to me, before the partnership; it is in the prisoner's writing—I believe the solicitor has got the letter—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">objected to this letter being read, it being written before the partnership deed, and to verbal evidence being given of the agreement with reference to the stock, that being in the book</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the verbal agreement between you subsequent to the writing of that letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and it was partially entered in this book (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">declined to admit the evidence</hi>)—the partnership was entered into on 5th June, and that day, or the next, I gave the prisoner a cheque for 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he asked me for it to pay for an Albion press, which he had pur
<lb/>chased of Messrs. Caslon and Co.; this is the cheque (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th June</hi>, 1854,
<hi rend="italic">on the London and Westminster Bank, for</hi> 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and signed</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">Kirkaldy and Cousins"</hi>)—on 24th June I gave him a cheque for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and on 1st July one for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked him subsequently the way in which the three cheques had been expended—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the account he gave</p>
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<p>me—I find here 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. charged for the Albion press; he debits the partner
<lb/>ship with that amount—he gave me this invoice (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) at the same time (
<hi rend="italic">This was for a second and Albion press, bought of Caslon and Co., of No.</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">, Chiswell-street, for</hi> 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">signed, "Henry Caslon and Co"</hi>)—this is the original account the prisoner brought me; it is in his writing—the printing was carried on at his premises at Tower-hill; the publishing house was No. 20, Paternoster-row—my attention was afterwards drawn to the invoice in Jan.—the undertaking did not turn out successful—more than 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was expended—there has been no division of profits.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You knew nothing at all of the business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not as a printer—it was not broken up until after the pri
<lb/>soner became bankrupt—he has complained of my making false entries in the books; they are in Court—I entered a sum of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. as paid by me to Mr. Blake—it was paid by me—I do not mean that it had been paid by me at the time I entered it—I entered it when he brought in an amount, the commission on which amounted to it—Blake had not, in point of feet, received more than 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the time I entered it—it is a false entry, as far as the date is concerned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It is crediting yourself with 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when you had only paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I only paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on that day; the prisoner did not find it out before—I had not received money from the bank to pay him that; I had not drawn money to pay Blake at the time I made the entry—I swear that—I drew it on 21st Oct., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the date of the false entry is Nov. 4 th—I did not enter the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as being paid to him; he brought in orders to that amount—I paid him part on that day, and the remainder in four weeks—I entered the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as though the money had been all paid on that day—there is an entry also of a bill of 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; that is a perfectly true entry—it is entered as having been paid by me—there has not been a sum of 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. obtained from Mr. Flight; I will swear that it was only 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; bills were given for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was obtained in cash, and the remainder in the pre
<lb/>miums on a policy upon my life—I entered 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as having been obtained and applied the remainder, 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., to the insurance upon my life—the amount of my policy was not entered in the books at all—that money was not raised for my own benefit—I did not pay for some matters connected with houses of mine; it was out of money I received that day from him; but I received both on the same day—my life was insured, but the premiums were not paid at that time—the prisoner bought a press of Mr. Watts—I do not know that the presses used in our business were bought of Ullmer and Watts—I have not the least doubt that the press used was one purchased of Watts—I have no doubt whatever that he gave a larger sum to Watts than he charged to Watts—I know that the types were purchased of Mr. Chambers—I do not know that he charged more than he charged to the account; he charged less—Mr. Chambers is here—it is entered to Mr. Chambers at 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for 130 lbs. of type.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> With respect to the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. paid to Blake, what was it for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For commission on advertisements at 20 per cent.—I did not pay it to him in one sum—the first sum was perhaps about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. not by cheque—10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was due to him, he brought me an account to that effect, and I paid him about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the balance extended over a period of three or four weeks—it has been paid—the entry of 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is because when the first bill to Mr. Flight became due I had no money to pay it, and was obliged to borrow money to pay it—the bill was 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the expenses, 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the bill was drawn by the prisoner, accepted by me, and 40
<hi rend="italic">i.</hi> was entered to</p>
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<p>the partners—Mr. Flight is a bill discounter, and charges rather a high rate—it was drawn, in his presence, on Sept. 28th—that money was appro
<lb/>priated to the purposes of the firm—both bills have been paid—the prisoner has not purchased any press since the partnership—the press he refers to was one he purchased in May, 1844, ten years previous to the partnership—it is part of the stock he had on the premises at the time the agreement was entered into—he purchased the type of Mr. Chambers since the part
<lb/>nership was entered into—it was in July, 1843—I paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per 1b. for it, and on the receipt it was charged 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-87" type="given" value="THOMAS JACKSON"/>THOMAS JACKSON THORNLE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Caslon and Co.—there are two partners in the concern—I am acquainted with the writing of both partners—there is no clerk in the establishment who would sign their name without signing his own name additional—this is not the writing of either of the partners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are they alive and well?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not seen them these two days, but have no reason to think they are not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you examined the books of Caslon and Co. of June, 1854?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have, and so have the partners; but I have not found any entry in that month of the sale of an Albion press—I have searched for seven years back—I do not manage the business—I am collector and town traveller.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has the prisoner ever dealt with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, not very largely.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know when he last dealt with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he has paid me money; I will not say within the last two years, but under three.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-88" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-88" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Westminster Bank. I have not got the book here—I have the cheques—this cheque on the London and Westminster Bank was paid by me on 7th June.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A cheque drawn by the firm on the firm balance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-89" type="surname" value="HUGGETT"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-89" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HUGGETT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner on 27th June, and told him I charged him with obtaining two sums of money from Mr. Cousin, by the production of forged receipts—he said that he had no intention of fraud, and if Mr. Cousins would wait a short time, everything should be satisfactory to him.—(
<hi rend="italic">See New Court, Thursday.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROV</hi>., Bart.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>. Mr. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTE</hi>.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEAN</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SMITH</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18550226-334-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 16.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MOSES ROBINSON</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="t18550226-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM UPSON</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee shop in Whitechapel. On 17th Feb.</p>
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<p>the prisoner came with another man—there were two females there, and they sat down in that box—the prisoner called for coffee, eggs, and bacon—when he came to pay me he gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece first—when I told him they came to 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he gave me half a crown more—the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece was good, the half crown was bad—I bit it and marked it with my teeth—I returned it to him—he said if it was bad it was
<hi rend="italic">shoved into</hi> him, and he gave me two shillings and a sixpence in good money—he afterwards called for some ale and gin—I told him I would get them for him if he would give me the money—he gave me a good half crown, and I paid for the gin and ale, and gave him a shilling change—the prisoner afterwards ordered some more bacon and eggs, and other things—they came to half a crown, and he gave me another half crown—I found that was a bad one—I am quite sure it was not the one that I had returned to him, it was another one—finding that was bad I went for a policeman, and when I came back the prisoner was gone—I found him in custody of a policeman at the Bells public house, close by—I gave the second bad half crown which I had received from the prisoner, to the policeman—I have not seen the first half crown that I bit and returned to the prisoner since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I believe you stated that those women were prostitutes
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not state they were—they were sitting down—I do not know what my customers are—I keep my house open all night—I have beds to let—you were not intoxicated—you pretended to be.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-93" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SEABROOK</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Two Bells, in High-street, Whitechapel. On 17th Feb. I saw the prisoner at my father's between 8 and 9 o'clock—he called for half a pint of gin and a biscuit—it came to 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a good shilling—there was a man and a woman with him—the prisoner did not drink any of that gin—the two men then went into the taproom (we do not allow women to go into the taproom)—another man came out with them—the prisoner called for half a quartern of gin, and he offered a bad half 'crown—I saw it was bad, and told him so, and he took two more bad half crowns out of his pocket and threw them on the counter—the other half crown was lying on the counter—I took charge of them all three—the policeman came, and I gave the prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> down the two half crowns what did I say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You asked me to test them—I did not hear any one call out, "Put them in the fire"—the young woman told you to go away or you would be locked up, and you said you had done nothing wrong, and would not move.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-94" type="surname" value="HUSSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-94" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUSSEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, H</hi> 6). I took the prisoner; I produce the three half crowns which I got from the last witness—the prisoner said while he was in front of the bar, that he put down the two half crowns, as that was all the money he had about him—I searched him and found on him two bad crown pieces—he said he got change for a sovereign at a coffee house-in Whitechapel; he did not say where.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see Mr. Peacock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes: he said there were six or seven, or it might be eight sovereigns, changed there on the Saturday night, but he could not tell who changed them—I searched you at the station—you did not give me the two crowns—you gave me and piece.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BONE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 122). I produce a half crown which I received from Mr. Upson—I assisted in taking the prisoner to the station—in going a long I asked him where he got this money from—he said be changed a sovereign at the Leopard coffee shop in Whitechapel, that is the shop kept by the first witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM UPSON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not change a sovereign at my shop—my shop is the Leopard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coins to the Royal Mint This half crown passed to Mr. Upson is bad—these two crowns are bad, and from the same mould—the other three half crowns are bad, and one of them is from the same mould as the first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went to work, and received two sovereigns from Mr. Edmonds, the foreman; I came down Whitechapel, and went to Mr. Seabrook's, and changed one; I got to drinking, and was about the neigh
<lb/>bourhood all day; by some means I got in the coffee shop; I had no sooner got in than a female came in and asked if I could give her change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I gave her change, and the other sovereign slipped through my fingers; I said I would get change for that for fear I should lose it; she went and took the sovereign, and brought the change in a paper; I could not distinguish good money from bad; I had my pocket picked; I was robbed of all that I had by the women; they wanted me to go upstairs with them; is it likely that after giving one bad half crown I would offer him another?—in order to get rid of the women, I came out of the place and went to the Bells, and gave them half a pint of sin to get rid of them; I went in the taproom with the intention of examining my money, and there was a man there that I knew, and I came out to give him half a quar
<lb/>tern of gin; I gave a half crown, and they said it was bad, I
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> out all the money I had in my pocket; I said, "Is it good or bad," and some one called out, "Put them in the fire;" I said I would not go away, I had done nothing wrong; I have worked for twenty-two years, and never was in prison, or had a key turned on me; I have a large family; the only fault I committed was I got a little drunk; I have been confined since last Tues
<lb/>day week; I have suffered enough for my folly, but as to anything crimi
<lb/>nal, I know nothing of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JONES</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARNE</persName> </hi>. I am the conductor of an omnibus. On Sunday evening, 28th Jan., the prisoner got outside my omnibus and rode to Corn
<lb/>hill, he got down there—the fare was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half crown, and asked for change—I took 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of my right hand pocket and gave it him, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had the half crown in my left hand, which had a glove on—directly the prisoner went away I took the half crown from my left hand to my right hand, and found it was bad—when we got over the water, I showed it to a constable where we stopped—I had not mixed it with other money—I put it in my left hand pocket, where I never carry any money—I should know it again, there is a little piece off the edge where I bit it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When I got off your omnibus, what were we having conver
<lb/>sation about?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I was letting out the passengers—I said nothing to you about a fight—you wanted to lay six to four, and I said I would have nothing to do with it—you put the half crown in my left hand—I did not say that I knew it was bad the moment I had it—I saw you on the Monday, I did not give you in charge—I was persuaded not to do so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you see him in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Wednesday—I am sure he is the man—we pass his door eighteen times a day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am a conductor of a Wellington omnibus. On 30th Jan., the prisoner rode on my omnibus; he got up near Sun-street in Bishopsgate, and rode to Shoreditch, nearly a quarter of a mile—the fare was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he offered me a half crown in payment—I asked him if he had nothing less, he said, "No"—I found the half crown was bad—I gave the prisoner into custody, and gave the half crown to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-101" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SLAUGHTER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 411). I took the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody on Tuesday night, 30th Jan., the last witness gave me this half crown—this other half crown I got from the first witness at the Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit, and struck from the same die.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The first witness swears false; if he knew it was bad, he saw me on Monday and on Tuesday, and why not give me in charge?.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-336-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 31.—
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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="t18550226-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM MEWITT"/>WILLIAM MEWITT TOLHURST</persName> </hi>. I keep the Kennett Ale Stores, in Crown-street, Finsbury. On 26th Jan. the prisoner came with a female, from 8 to 9 o'clock in the evening, about the busiest time—he asked for a pint of beer, I served him, and he gave me in payment a half crown—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the half crown in the till—I did not notice the state of the till at that time, but after I gave the prisoner the change he left, and I had suspicion of him because he left some beer in the pot—I examined the till momentarily, and there was only one half crown in it, and that was bad—I had not put any other money in the till after he gave me the half crown—I bit the half crown and marked it, and I directly sent two men after the prisoner—he said he lived in the alley close by, a door or two off—I did not Bee him again that night—on Tuesday, 6th Feb., he came to my house again—I knew him directly—Tate was there, and he said, "That is the man that paid you the half crown"—I said, "Hold your noise"—the prisoner called for a pint of beer, I served him, and he paid me 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—while he was there the same woman came in who was with him on the first occasion—he repre
<lb/>sented her to be his wife—he ordered a glass of the best ale for her, and he gave me a half crown, which was bad—I broke it in three pieces, and said it was a bad one—he said he bad just taken change for half a sovereign, and he made a
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi>, and took the biggest of the three pieces—I took the two smaller pieces, and sent for an officer, and gave him into custody—I gave the officer the two pieces of the second half crown and the first half crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I came in and paid you for what I had in copper; I afterwards had a glass of ale; I had not enough to pay you, and I put down a half crown, but you was not there.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, I was there—when I broke it you did not take two pieces and give them to the policeman—I did not find that the first half crown was bad till you were gone—I gave it to the policeman when I gave you in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-105" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TATE</persName> </hi>. I am a carver. I was at the last witness' shop when the prisoner came on both occasions—he is the man—the same woman was with him on both occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I believe this is the man that drew the beer and that I gave the half crown to.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-106" type="surname" value="HARDY"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-106" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARDY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 198). The prisoner was given into my custody on the 6th Feb. for passing bad half crowns—the first witness gave</p>
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<p>me this half crown and these two pieces—I have a third piece, which I got from the prisoner—he had it in his hand, and refused to give it me—I took it from him—he said if it had not been for the woman he should not have had this—I searched him, and found a good sixpence on him—he was sober at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I gave you two pieces.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No you did not—I took the one piece from you—the witness did not say you had it in your pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am as innocent as a child; I never was in his house but once in my life; the time he says I was in his house the first time I was down in the country; the woman that was with me was not my wife at all; I have a wife and three children.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-337-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WATSON</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18550226-338-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-338-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>a like offence: to which</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-338-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 35.—
<hi rend="italic">
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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="t18550226-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE CULLUM"/>GEORGE CULLUM MARCHANT</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, at Hoxton. Willis came to my shop on Monday 12th Feb about 9 o'clock in the evening—the shop was just shut up; he knocked at the door, and I let him in—he asked for two shirt fronts—I took down the box, and showed them to him—he agreed for two for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a sovereign; I took it up, and rung it; I found it good—I was about to give him change, when a second knock came at the door, and Watson came in, and said, "I want some coat buttons"—I desired my young woman to show him some—he came up quite close against Willis, and I heard something drop like money—I felt suspicious about them, and refused to serve them.) I told them both to leave my shop—they went outside together—I said I would follow them—I shut my shop door and went out at my side entrance—the prisoners were standing together at the public house at the corner—I watched them, and they went from there to Mr. Bourne's, an oilman's—Watson stood outside, and Willis went in—I went into the shop, and went through the shop into the parlour—I saw that Willis had a bottle of pickles in his hand—I went out at the side entrance, and saw Willis leave the shop, and he joined Watson—they went up the street in conversation till they got to Mr. Britnell's, the butcher's; Willis went in there, and Watson stood outside—I did not go in; I went for a policeman, and both the prisoners were given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many policemen did you take?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I took one first; I afterwards went to the station, in consequence of Watson knocking down the first policeman—when I brought the first police
<lb/>man, Watson was standing outside—Mr. Britnell gave him into custody in the shop—I was coming up with the other policeman—the door was then shut, and both the prisoners were in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GUNSTON</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher; I manage Mr. Britnell's business. On 12th Feb., about 9 o'clock in the evening, Willis came into the shop; he looked at a bit of pork—he said, "Weigh me this piece"—it weighed three pounds, and was to be 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—before Willis came into the shop, I had seen both the prisoners at the shop window—it being frosty weather, we had only two shutters down—there is no glass in front of the window—I did not notice what became of Watson when Willis came into the shop—when I had weighed Willis the pork, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he gave me a sove
<lb/>reign, which was a good one—I went into the parlour, and
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> it down</p>
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<p>on the table, and said, "Will that do?" and they said, "Yes, that is good"—there was Mr. Britnell there, and another friend of mine, and my wife was there—I am satisfied that sovereign was good—I went back into the shop, and Willis said, "Oh! on my word, I think I can manage it now without change"—I put back the change into the bowl in the shop, and I went into the parlour, fetched the sovereign, and gave it him—he then said, "Upon my word, I believe I must trouble you now for the change"—he gave me what I thought was a sovereign—I took it into the parlour, and
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> it down, and ray wife said, "That won't do, that is bad"—I did not look at it myself—I heard the sound of it; it sounded very bad—I am cer
<lb/>tain it was not the one I had had before—I went into the shop, and Mr. Britnell came out, and he said to Willis, "This is bad; where did you get this?"—Willis said, "Let me look at it"—Mr. Britnell rung it on the block, and he said, "Oh no, you are not going to have it; I have got you fast now"—Watson then came into the shop, and he said to Mr. Britnell, "He is tipsy; he is a friend of mine"—Willis was then struggling to get away from Mr. Britnell, who had hold of him—Watson then said to Willis, "Don't kick up a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in the gentleman's shop; come on"—Mr. Britnell did not allow him to go—he held him, and told me to shut the door; I did, and put the bolt up—a policeman came, and he gave him charge of Watson—Mr. Britnell took Willis took to the station himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was Mr. Britnell when you took in the second sovereign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sitting behind the door, and a tenant of mine, who had come to pay me some money, was there, sitting on the other side, and my wife was there—my department is to manage the business of the shop—I am quite sure that I threw upon the table the same sovereign that I had received from Willis, and I came out and gave him the change which I took out of the bowl—Mr. Britnell came out directly after the second sovereign was taken in—I took the second sovereign in and never looked at it—I took the money into the parlour because I had suspicion from seeing the prisoners at the window—Watson went out of the shop with the policeman very soon—I did not see what happened between him and the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-112" type="given" value="CRANLEY"/>CRANLEY BRITNELL</persName> </hi>. I keep a butcher's shop in Exmouth-street. Mr. Gunston manages it—I was in my parlour on 12th Feb. when Mr. Gunston brought in a sovereign—it was a good one—I looked at it and examined it—soon after he came in with another sovereign—I am certain it was different one, and a very bad one—when I found it was bad, I went into the shop and found Willis—Watson was outside the shop, but he stood back near the door—I asked Willis where he got this, it was a bad one—he said, "Is it? let me see"—I rung it on the block, and said, "No, you won't see it; I keep it in my possession; I shall give you into custody;" and I took him by the collar, and Watson came up and said, "He is a friend of mine; he is drunk"—and he said, "Don't make a noise in the gentle
<lb/>man's shop"—(in consequence of the inclemency of the weather, we had the doors up)—I said to Gunston, "Bolt the doors; he is an accomplice"—I sent for Osborne, the constable—I gave him the sovereign, and gave Watson in charge—I kept Willis, and as I was going to the station I met another officer, and gave Willis in charge—this is the sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you know it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I marked it—Mr. Gunston went out and sent some one for a constable—he came in again, and I said to him, "Fasten the doors"—he was not gone out half a minute—he came in directly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-113" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD OSBORN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 340). On 12th Feb., Mr. Marchant</p>
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<p>fetched me to Mr. Britnell's shop—Mr. Britnell gave me this sovereign, and Watson was given into my charge—as soon as I went to take Watson, he struck me, and we both fell down—he held me down some time, and Mr. Marchant got hold of his hand, and got him off me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you not got him by the collar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; before I touched him, I received the blow—I went to take hold of him, and he got between the doors and got out in the road, and put himself in a fighting attitude, and said, "What do you want with me?"—he went out as soon as Mr. Britnell said he should give him in custody—I went to seize him outside, and there he struck me, and we both fell down—he was charged with assaulting the policeman—that was all he was charged with—it was not till the next morning that anything was said about his being an accomplice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were the prisoners given in custody for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For changing a bad sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-114" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WATSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-338-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 26
<hi rend="italic">.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-338-18550226 t18550226-338-punishment-23"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Sixth Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE NEWMAN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-116" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-116" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HALL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Hall; we keep a chandler's shop in Charlotte-street, Whitechapel. On 29th Jan., the prisoner came and bought a quarter of a pound of butter; it came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a crown piece—I gave her change, and put the crown in my till—there was no other crown there—in consequence of something that was said, I went soon after to my till—I found only one crown there—I did not examine it—I took the word of the person who* told me—it turned out to be bad—I marked it—I did not mix it with any other money—on Tuesday evening, the 30th, the prisoner came again for a quarter of a pound of sugar and half an ounce of tea—they came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half crown—I gave it to my daughter to get change—it turned out to be bad—I sent for a con
<lb/>stable and gave it to him—I gave him the crown also—I said to the pri
<lb/>soner, "You brought a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece"—she said it was not her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-117" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-117" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-117" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HALL</persName> </hi>. My mother sent me with the half crown—I took it to the butcher—he would not take it; he said it was bad—I brought back the same that my mother gave me—it was not out of my sight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-118" type="surname" value="QUEENLE"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-118" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE QUEENLE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 124). I took the prisoner, and received this crown and half crown—the prisoner said she passed the half crown, but not the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—she said a gentleman gave her the half crown in the street—she refused her address—I asked her several times, and made several inquiries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said when I had money I got a lodging, but when I had not I was obliged to walk the street like other poor girls.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I asked where you lodged when you had money, and you would not tell me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-119" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not there the first time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-339-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-339-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18550226-339-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-339-18550226 t18550226-339-punishment-24"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MATILDA JACKSON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18550226-340-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="t18550226-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-121" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, and live in Nassau-place, Commercial-road. On 31st Jan., the prisoner came to my shop about half past 8 o'clock</p>
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<p>in the evening—she bought some meat which came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half crown—I noticed it was bad, and I told her so, and asked where she got it—she said from a man in Whitechapel—I marked it, and told her if she brought the man to me she might have the half crown—she then left—I kept the half crown separate from all other money, and gave it to Davis the same evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MITCHEL</persName> </hi>. I keep a draper's shop in the Commercial-road. At a little after half past 8 o'clock in the evening of 30th Jan., the prisoner came and bought a pair of stockings, which came to 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she offered me a half crown; I had before that received some communication about bad money, and I looked at the coin she offered me—I found it was bad, and I told her so; she made no remark—Davis came in at that moment and took her—I gave him the half crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-123" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-123" type="surname" value="DAVI"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-123" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL DAVI</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 121). The prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness, for uttering a half crown—he gave it me—this is it—the prisoner said she was an unfortunate girl, and had it given to her—I received, this other half crown from Mr. Cooper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-124" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I asked his father for the stockings, he served me and took the money; I stood at the door about five minutes, and he said, "Do you know what you gave me?" I said, "A half crown;" he said, "Was it good or bad?" I said, "A good one, I hope;" he told me to sit down, and he gave me into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-340-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="def1-340-18550226 t18550226-340-punishment-25"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE SHIRLEY</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18550226-341-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="t18550226-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-126" type="surname" value="GIBB"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-126" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN GIBB</persName> </hi>. I am the niece of Frederick Allen, he keeps a confec
<lb/>tioner's shop in High-street, Whitechapel. On 25th Jan., about half past 8 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and asked for a penny cake—I served her, she gave me a sixpence—I noticed that it was not good—I put it down on the glass case, and she produced a shilling—I gave her a sixpence and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—the sixpence I gave her was a very plain one—I did not notice the reign—she put it to her mouth as if to try it—she then returned one to me, and said it was no better than the one she first uttered—I am positive it was not the one that I had given her, and it was a bad one—I called my uncle, he sent for a constable, and he took the sixpences.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The one I gave you was a George IV.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The first you offered was a "Victoria.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> They said if I would give them a good sixpence they would let me go—I said I could not—I am a poor girl, and get my living by selling things in Whitechapel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-127" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-127" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JACKSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, H</hi> 59). The prisoner was given into my charge, by the last witness—I produce these two sixpences—the prisoner said she gave a good shilling, and the witness gave her a bad sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-128" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-128" type="surname" value="GIBB"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-128" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN GIBB</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is the one that she first offered—it is a Victoria—this other is of the reign of William the Fourth—it is quite different to the one I gave her—it was a plain one—I mean, one that was worn.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-129" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The one I gave her back was the one she gave me—I did not change it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-341-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-341-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JESSE KING</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18550226-342-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-342-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="t18550226-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-131" type="surname" value="WESLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-131" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WESLEY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Magpie public house in New-street, Bishopsgate. On Saturday, 3rd Feb., the prisoner came about 9 o'clock at night; he asked for half a quartern of gin, and a screw of tobacco—I served him—they came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a half crown on the counter—I examined it, and found it bad—I told him it was bad—he said he had taken it for wages, at Stratford—I sent for a constable, and gave him into custody—I gave the half crown to the constable—on the Monday, the prisoner was taken before the Lord Mayor; but that was the only case against him, and he was discharged—the name he gave was not King—I believe it was Adams.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-132" type="surname" value="HITCHCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HITCHCOCK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 644). I took the prisoner on 3rd Feb., at the request of the last witness, who gave me this half crown—the prisoner told me he received it from a gentleman at Stratford, where he had been working as a bricklayer's labourer—on Monday, before the Lord Mayor, he gave the name of George Adams.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-133" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-133" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Wood, a woollen draper, in Bishopsgate-street. On 8th Feb., the prisoner came, and asked for a yard and a half of dark jean—I showed him some, and cut off what he wanted—he then wanted some thread—I got that, and he tendered me in payment a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I saw it was bad; I went round the counter, and sent for the policeman; I gave him the crown, and gave the prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I gave you the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, what made you stop at the end of the counter behind a pile of goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not stop, I went round the counter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-134" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 651). The prisoner was given into my custody at Mr. Wood's, on 8th Feb.—I received this crown, the prisoner said, "I hope you are not going to lock me up"—I told him yes—I took him to the station, and found on him 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550226-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550226-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-135" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18550226-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent; I received 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on Friday, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I drew on Saturday to get my dinner; I received the other money on Saturday night; when I was discharged on Monday, I went and saw Mr. Woodford; I told him what had happened; he said he was very sorry, and he told me to meet him at the Blind Beggar, and he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. more.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece—he ran out of the door—I sent two men to follow him—I did not see him again that night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How much gin did he have?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three or four half quarterns, and then he had half a pint—there were several persons he was treating—I think he was rather the worse for liquor—the half crown melted readily—I had a pretty good coke fire—I have been there about five years—I have been in the habit of taking a great deal of money—I occasionally take bad money—I had never seen the prisoner</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He uttered the half crown on Wednesday, the 24th; when did you see him in the dock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Saturday week after that—in looking at him now, I have no doubt he was the person—I broke the half crown before I put it in the fire.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is your fob pocket where you keep money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sometimes—this was in my fob pocket all that time; there was no other money with it—I know the prisoner well—he lived at No. 5, Duke's-court—he had been in the habit of coming into our place—he had had a little to drink that evening—he had none at our place—he came and went into the parlour—he remained three or four minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was not to say drunk; he had been drinking.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece—I kept possession of the bad sixpence, and showed it to my husband—in consequence of what he told me, I marked the sixpence, and sent for a constable—when I sent for the constable, the prisoner put his hand to his mouth, and made a bolt—I said, "He has put something in his mouth"—when the constable came, I gave him into custody—I gave the bad sixpence to the constable—the prisoner was not tipsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he quite sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was sober—he did not appear to me as if he had been drinking—I saw him put his hand to his mouth—I did not know him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAYNE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 154). The prisoner was given into my custody at the Red Lion—I received this sixpence from the last witness—I produce a shilling which I received from South—I searched the prisoner at the station; I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers and three 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces, all good.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is this sixpence very bad?
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYO</hi>.; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIGHTMA</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTE</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNI</hi>.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNE</hi>., Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wightman, and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550226-349-offence-1 t18550226-name-155"/>William Stanley</persName> of an infamous crime, with intent to extort money.—Other
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>., for demand
<lb/>ing money with menaces.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-156" type="given" value="MESSES"/>MESSES. CLARKSON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am collector of the Queen's taxes at Edmonton, and also assist my father in his business of a butcher. I know the prisoner—I have known him from a child—on Tuesday, 26th Dec., I saw him at Edmonton—I had not seen him for some time before that—I have been informed that he was living with a nobleman as a servant—I went with him to the Stag and Hounds public house—it was very near there that I met him—this was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon—I had some gin and water there with him—I had occasion to go there for some money—I paid for the gin and water—we were there not more than a quarter of an hour—there was some talk between us about horses—on coming out of the house we separated—I saw him again between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening—I met him, by appointment, near the Angel hotel—I have an office close by, in Orchard-street, where I transact my collecting business—I went there with him in the evening—I there showed him some pictures of horses that I had there—that had not been mentioned when I saw him in the afternoon, and appointed to meet him, I asked him if he knew anything about the Derby race—we had some brandy and water together at my office; it was in the office—I also smoked, and the prisoner too—I cannot say how long he remained there; it might be an hour, or an hour and a half—we then came out of the office together, and walked together to the top of the street—I bade him good night, and he said, "Good night; you will hear from me</p>
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<p>legally to-morrow"—those were the words—nothing more passed—I did not understand what he meant—in the course of our conversation in the office, he asked me if I could tell him of a good solicitor, or whether I knew Mr. Norton, and if I thought he was a fit person to manage a case for defamation of character—I said I did not know; I had seen Mr. Norton practising in the County Court, and I considered him a clever man there—he said nothing more on that subject—I saw him again on the Thursday morning—I had not in the interval heard from him legally or otherwise—I saw him at Mr. Cater's gate, at the Hyde-side—I had a horse and cart there—he was at the outside gate when I came out—I did not go into the house—I went to the inner gate, and when I returned I found him there—I asked him if he would ride—he said, "Yes," and he got into the cart—I asked him where he was going—he said he was going to the Angel hotel, where the Magistrates meet—Thursday was the day of their meeting—this was from about 10 o'clock to a quarter past—I called at several places, and then drove to my own home, which is a short distance from the Angel—I did not drive to the Angel—he got down on the bridge, sixty or seventy yards from the Angel—nothing passed then about the nature of his business at the Magistrates'—I saw him about half an hour afterwards, when I was going to take the meat to my customers that had been ordered—he was then coming from the Angel, round the corner—he got into my cart again—I then asked him what his business was at the Angel—he said, he had particular business with Mr. Busk—Mr. Busk is a Magistrate, who sits there—I said, "What is the nature of your business?"—he said, "You know very well"—I said, I did not at all understand his meaning—he rode with me as far as the Hyde-side, where I first saw him—he then got out of the cart, and said he should ride no further—I then went back again, and proceeded about my business—I had occasion to go to London about 12 o'clock, or from that to half past 12 o'clock that same day—I went outside the omnibus—I did not see the prisoner on that occasion; I did not know he was on the
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi>, till I got to Stamford-hill; I then found that he was getting across the roof of the omnibus, to the front part of it, where I was sitting—the omnibus went to Bishopsgate-street—I got down there, opposite the shop of a Mr. Bax—the omnibus does not usually stop there—the prisoner got down there also, and I asked him if he would take anything—he said, "Yes," and he had a glass of sherry—after that, he said he wished to speak to me—he said, "This is a serious charge"—I said, "What?"—he said, "I have been to Mr. Busk, and of course he will compel me to prosecute"—those were his words, and he made answer directly and said, "I must either go to Brighton or to Boulogne"—he said, "I have been to Mr. Busk to lay a complaint, and I shall be prosecuted if I stop there, if I don't go out of the way"—what he said was, "I have been to Mr. Busk to lay a complaint, and of course he will expect me to follow it up;" and he then said, "Of course, you are quite aware it will transport us both for life"—I then made answer directly, and said I could not see at all what Mr. Busk could interfere with him for, or what Mr. Busk had to do in the matter with me—I told him, I could not see what harm he could take from any charge he could make against me with Mr. Busk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Try and give us the exact words.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said, I could not see what harm Mr. Busk could do to him—I said, I did not see what harm Mr. Busk could do to him, or me either—I said, I did not see how Mr. Busk could interfere with that, with him or me—I did not see what harm</p>
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<p>I he could take or me either, from any charge he could make against me—I did not say anything about Mr. Busk—he said, he had been to Mr. Bunk—I said, I did not see what harm he could take, or me either, from any
<lb/>thing that Mr. Busk could do.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Tell us exactly what passed, as near as your memory will enable you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can say no other than I hare said before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have said about half a dozen things, and all different; what was it that you really said?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I told him I did not see what harm he could take, or I could take, from any information that could come from Mr. Busk—that was what I said.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What else passed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said, he must either go to Brighton or Boulogne; he could not go back again to the neighbourhood, where he was living any more—he said that he and his brother had 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank, and that he should be obliged to sell some of it out to meet this charge—I said, "What is it you want of me?"—he made no answer—I said, "If you want my life after the accusation you have made, you had better take it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the accusation that he made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because he said that we had both done what would transport us for life—he had used those words previously.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what part of the conversation was it that he said that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was opposite Mr. Bax's—he said, "You know we have both done what will transport us for life"—that was after he said he had been to Mr. Busk's—he then asked me if I was going home that night—I said if I was alive and well I was going home, nothing more passed; he went away—I am subject to epileptic fits—I was taken ill in that way that evening, in London, and taken home in a
<hi rend="italic">cab.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have said that you knew this young man all his life?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not all his life, from his childhood—I knew him when he was quite a child; his father worked with my grand
<lb/>father as farm servant—I knew what his condition in life was—he told me he had 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank—I had no reason to doubt that—I was told that he had lived as servant to a nobleman—I had not seen him about the street at Edmonton, only at his own window—it might be two years before the 26th Dec. that I had last spoken to him—I cannot say when I had spoken to him previously to that—I can say that I had done so, but I cannot say how long before; it might be more than four or five years—that is what I mean by knowing him all his life—I am a tradesman's son—my father is not in a very large way of business—I asked the prisoner into the public house, and proposed to treat him—I proposed to meet him again, to see if I could ascertain anything about the Derby, to get any information—this was on 26th Dec.—I believe the Derby takes place in May—I do not make a book—the prisoner is about twenty-two years of age, I am about forty-six—I intended to get some information about the Derby from him—I am not a betting man—I occasionally have a trifling bet, but I am no betting man—I had not learned all that was needful for my purpose when I saw him; I had not time—I had time to drink some spirits and water, but I had a good many places to call at; and being anxious to learn something about the Derby, I made an appointment in the evening—I did not tell him that it was to learn something about the Derby, I had been talking to him about horses—I make inquiry from a great many persons to know what their real opinion is as to the merits of different horses—that is of course to make a bet upon—I had asked the</p>
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<p>prisoner of course previously, if he knew anything about it—he did not say that he understood all about it; of course, he said he did not know much about it—that was in the middle of the day; but people very often say that that know a great deal—I did not see by his countenance that he was a sporting character; I do not believe persons when they say they know little about things—thinking he might deceive me as to the amount of his know
<lb/>ledge, I made the appointment—I was in the first public house with him about a quarter of an hour; the landlord was there, and a servant of Mr. King's; I do not recollect any one else—there was no friend of mine there—I met him in the evening by appointment, and took him to my office—no one lives there but myself—I have some pictures of horses there; there are pictures of another kind—I am not aware that there is a picture of a lady, there is one of Time and Eternity—Eternity is not stark naked, I dare say there are plenty of gentlemen in Court who have seen the picture—there is no indecent picture there—there is no naked woman there; the upper part of the figures in Time and Eternity may be half naked, and the feet are naked—the man is nearly naked—the woman is not lying down—I got it at a sale at a gentleman's house in the parish—I did not point that out to the prisoner—he looked at the whole of the pictures—there is a sofa in the office—I did not touch the prisoner at all—I never touched him at all—I was talking to him—one thing he asked me about was, about the solicitor for defamation of character; that was in the office; and another thing he said was, "You must be a very rich man"—I said, "I wish I was, you may depend upon it I would not ride about in a butcher's cart"—he said, "You must be at least worth 20,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—I said, "I wish you could prove your words"—he said, "I don't call yours a butcher's cart, I call it a dog cart"—I do not recollect anything else—I asked him about the Derby, certainly, that was at an after part, after we had spoken about the other; I had asked him to come on purpose—I began to speak to him about it immediately, not the first thing, in the course of conversation—I asked him which he thought was the horse likely to win the Derby; he said, at the present time he had no particular favourite, and he asked me what I thought—I told him that I thought the—was a very good horse, and very likely to win it—I do not recollect any further conversation about the Derby—the infor
<lb/>mation he gave me was not very extensive—I have told you pretty well all that occurred—there was other conversation, no doubt, but I do not remem
<lb/>ber the particulars of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What made you keep him there an hour and a half?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He sat there as long as he pleased—he was not there three hours—I will swear that, and I should say not two hours—when he left the office, and had got to the top of the street, he said, "You will hear from me legally to-morrow."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask him what he meant?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was gone; he walked away as he told me—I did not take the trouble to stop him, for I stood in amaze
<lb/>ment—I was perfectly surprised and astonished at hearing the remark made—he had been in my office an hour and a half—we were on perfectly good terms while there—I did not follow him and' ask him what he meant when he said this—I was really so surprised at the time, for I could not tell what it meant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said you did not take the trouble to stop him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I thought it was more of a joke than anything else.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You thought it was a joke?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw him again on the Thursday, and asked him to ride with me, because I thought I should ascertain, or get some information, about what he had said before—</p>
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<p>I considered it only a joke, that was the very reason I took him up, to ascertain what he meant by it—I did not know whether it was a joke or not—it was impossible for me to tell how he meant it—I did not want then to ascertain about the Derby, it was to ascertain about those words—I took him up into my cart to learn that—it was a mere accident my seeing him afterwards coming out of the Angel—I did not say anything to him the first time in the cart about the words—I thought if it was said in anything more than a joke of course he would have mentioned it to me—I did not ask him—I spoke to him again when he came out of the Angel—I pulled up, he walked towards the cart, and I asked him if he was going that way—he said, "Yes," and he got up and rode—I offered him the ride, as I said before, to ascertain the particulars of what he had said—I asked him of course, if he had been to the Angel—I knew he had been to the Angel—I asked him what his business was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What business was that of yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is very true; but we often ask things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What had those mysterious words to do with his going to the Angel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think they had all to do with it—I asked him what his business was at the Angel—he said he wanted to see Mr. Busk, on particular busi
<lb/>ness—I do not know what business it was of mine to ask him—of course it was to find out the meaning, if there was any, in the words, "You will hear from me legally to-morrow"—I should say the Angel had something to do with those words—he said he had been to see Mr. Busk—he did not say that till I asked him—I asked him what his business was at the Angel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why did you ask him that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, we often ask questions that we have no business to ask.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean that it was from mere curiosity?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was from mere curiosity, to ascertain the meaning of those words, "You will hear from me legally to-morrow."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is your answer; let us know what you mean to abide by; did you, in the first place, ask him what he had been at the Angel for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked him, of course, what he had been at the Angel for—I could have no motive for doing it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was your reason for asking him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The only reason I had was to ascertain the meaning of those words—of course I had that object—I wanted to ascertain what the meaning of those words was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean deliberately to swear that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Of course I can swear it—I swear that I had no other motive in asking him; there is no doubt of it—I swear it—my object was, of course, to account for those strange words—you can take that as my answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What had his going into the Angel to do with those words?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because, of course, the Magistrates meet there—I could not tell, from his mysterious way and what he said, what his plans and motives could be—I wanted to know the meaning of the words he had used—the Magistrates meet at the Angel—it was on the same day that I saw him on the omnibus at Stamford-hill; I got down at Bishopsgate-street—I said to him, "What! are you going to get down here?"—it was not "What, Risley, are you here?"—I was aware he was on the omnibus at Stamford-hill; it was there that I said, "What, Risley, are you here?" when he got across the omnibus—when we got down by Mr. Bax's, I said to him, "What! are you going to get down here?" and then I asked him to have something to drink—I did not offer him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I told him I had got 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in ray pocket; I wanted to see whether he said he would take it—that was after he had spoken about</p>
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<p>going to Brighton, or Boulogne—I certainly did not mean to give it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not you say to him, "Risley, I have 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my pocket," and did not ho say, "Money is of no use to me?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said money was no object to him; he and his brother had 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank—he said, "Money," at least, "5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is of no use to me, I have money in the bank;" but I never offered it to him—his answer was not, "Money is no use to me"—I have been examined before—when he told me that he was going to Brighton, or Boulogne, I said, "Well, I have 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my pocket;" I did it on purpose to hear what his answer would be, to see if he would ask me for it—I never offered to give it him—he said, "5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is of no use to me"—I will not undertake to say whether it was "5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>." or "Money;" but I quite believe it was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever been troubled in this way before by anybody? (
<hi rend="italic">The witness was here taken ill, and removed from the Court under the care of a surgeon.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of William Stanley, and live with my father and brother at Edmonton. On Saturday, 30th Dec, I was in my cart, and met the prisoner in the lane—I did not know him before; he stopped me, and asked if I had seen his father—I asked who his father was—he said, "Risley"—I told him yes, I had seen his father—at that time my brother was lying at home ill in bed, and had been since the Thursday, when he was brought home from London in a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>; he had had a fit—he asked me if his father had said anything to me—I said he had—he asked me if my brother was at home—I said, yes, he was at home, and ill in bed—he said, "Yes, and so he ought to be"—I said, "Why make such a remark as that?"—he then told me that my brother had tried to commit a capital offence upon him; he said his reputation and feelings were very much hurt; he had been to Mr. Busk, and Mr. Busk was not at home—I said, "What charge have you against my brother? you had better come down"—he said, "No; unless I have compensation before Monday, I shall go to Mr. Busk again"—I saw the prisoner's father on the following Wednesday—I made an arrangement with him on the Tuesday, to meet me by the Angel on Wednesday evening, at 7 o'clock—I went there on Wednesday, at 7 o'clock, and there met the prisoner and his father; I said to them, "Well, this is an affair we cannot talk about in the street, we had better go down to my brother's office"—the prisoner said, "No, I have had one trap laid there for me, I don't have a second"—we then walked up the street, and I met my uncle; in fact, I had sent for him, and he joined us—I then said to the prisoner, "Well, young man, what is this you charge my brother with?" (this was in Silver-street, in presence of my uncle and the prisoner's father)—he said, "I make no charge against him"—I then asked him if he was in London with my brother on the previous Thursday—he said, "No"—I asked him a second time, and he said accidentally he went up by the same omnibus—I then asked him what he charged my brother with, opposite Mr. Bax's—he said, "This is not a legal place to discuss such matters as these;" he said his father had given him a liberal and good education; and he said, "Your family is lineally descended from the noble family of the Earl of Derby, of the highest respectability, and a rich family; what is 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to you, or your family, to settle a matter like this? I have 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my pocket, as well as you have"—he then said, "Come along, father;" and as he left, he said, "You will hear from me legally by the 8th of next month"—I turned round to any uncle, and said, "Did you ever hear such a villain?"—</p>
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<p>it was then the prisoner said, "You will hear from me legally by the 8th of next month"—this was on Wednesday, the 3rd Jan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This was a trap, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of—it was certainly not a trap to catch the prisoner—I made the appointment merely to see what he had got to say; as I intended to prosecute him—I wanted to see what he would say, that I might prosecute him—I did it to hear what he had to say—I do not think that my object was to induce him to say something about money—I cannot say whether I knew that if he mentioned money I might prosecute him; I might know that; I did not—I made the appointment on purpose to hear what he had to say, as I believed from the beginning that it was nothing but extortion—I knew very well that if he made any demand upon me, I could prosecute him—I did not do it to get him to make the demand; I merely wanted to hear what he had to say about it—he could do as he chose about mentioning money—I did not hope that he would—I did not hope anything about it; I merely wished to bring him before a court of justice—he could say what he chose—my object was this; I thought from the beginning that it was nothing more than extortion, and I thought I was doing justice to my brother and to my country to prosecute him—I had not mentioned anything about the noble family of Derby—I do not know how he came to imagine we were so highly connected; no doubt it was from his being so highly learned—he said his father had given him a good education—I had not said anything about it—there is no ground for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is your brother subject to epileptic fits?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, very much so—I know my brother's office, where his business is carried on; there are no indecent pictures there, or anything of that kind, and he never had one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He never had an indecent picture?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, never that I saw—I swear there are none, and I swear I never saw any—I saw no naked woman there—there is a picture of a woman; I do not know the subject, but it is not an indecent picture—it is partly naked; there is something thrown over her—it is such that my brother never removed it when his friends or his sisters have been there—there is a cloth thrown across the legs; it is otherwise naked—she is sitting down, I think—there is a figure of a man, not naked; there is something across him, and he has a scythe in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did your brother get it from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At a sale—it belonged to Mr. Snell, a very old inhabitant of the parish.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-159" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the uncle of the prosecutor. On 3rd Jan., I was in Silver-street, Edmonton—there was an appointment made with the prisoner's father and my nephew, John Stanley, to meet there—my nephew, John, informed me of it—when I got there, I found John Stanley, the prisoner, and his father—I asked the prisoner what he came for; whether there was not some accusation against William Stanley; he said, "No"—(I had never seen him before)—I asked him what he wanted compensation for; he said he did not want any compensation—I asked what he came there for; he said nothing; he had only come to accompany his father—I said, "I thought you had come here to settle some sort of business; where will you go?"—he said that was not a proper place to settle a case of this sort in, and we went down a lane by the side of the shop, the four of us—I asked where he would go; and his father took him down the lane, by the side of the shop; that was in their way home—he then began by saying that the name was Stanley, and that we were of lineal descent from the</p>
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<p>Earl of Derby, and that we were a respectable family, and a family that had money, and 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would be nothing to settle a matter like that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You asked him distinctly if he wanted compensation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and he said "No."</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-160" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS"/>EDWARD THOMAS BUSK</persName> </hi>., Esq. I am a Magistrate, and usually preside in the Edmonton district—I cannot undertake to say that I was on the bench, at Edmonton, on Thursday, 28th Dec. last—I know the prisoner—he never preferred any charge of any kind before me against William Stanley—he did upon another occasion, but not against that party.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was read as follows</hi>:—"In the absence of my legal adviser, I do not wish to say anything, except that before meeting the Stanleys on the Wednesday night, my father said to me, "If you see them, and they want to compromise, don't take any
<lb/>thing," and made me promise not to do so, or he would go no further, which I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-name-161" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BURNS</persName> </hi>., I am a surgeon—I have seen William Stanley, the prosecutor—he is not in a state to be brought in, or to answer any questions; he has had an epileptic fit.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550226-349-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUSK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">stated, that a similar charge had been preferred before him by the prisoner against another person some weeks previously.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">stated, that upon the prisoners apprehension, two papers were found upon him, setting out the circumstances of an alleged offence committed upon him by his former master fifteen months ago. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">expressed their opinion that the present charge made against the prosecutor was totally without foundation.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDE</hi>.; and Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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