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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOON, MAYOR. NINTH 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, July</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart, Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WILLIAM WINCHELSEA BEVAN</hi> </persName> (
<hi rend="italic">see Eighth Session, page</hi> 164), was indicted
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550702-675-offence-1 t18550702-cd-1"/>8th Dec</rs>, an order for the payment of 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, for stealing, on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550702-675-offence-1 t18550702-cd-2"/>23rd March</rs>, an order for the payment of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—3rd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, stealing, on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550702-675-offence-1 t18550702-cd-3"/>2nd June</rs>, an order for the payment of 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the moneys of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550702-675-offence-1 t18550702-name-2"/>Deposit and General Life Assurance Company</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-3" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN CRACKNELL</persName> </hi>, Esq. I am a barrister, and a Director of the Deposit and General Life Assurance Company—that Company was esta
<lb/>blished in the year 1851, I think, but we did not do business before the summer of 1852—the prisoner was appointed secretary to the Company about Aug., 1852, at a salary of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I frequently attended the meetings of the Board, as frequently as I possibly could—it was the pri
<lb/>soner's duty always to attend the Board—if he stated that money was required to pay any particular account, the course was for him to prepare a cheque, which was signed by the Board, and given to him to countersign, and give to the party to whom it was to be paid—up to July, 1854, we had no doubt whatever as to the prisoner's honesty—we signed cheques upon his statement that they were required—we did not rely upon his statement; he produced accounts showing that such cheques were required—the course of business is this: there is a committee of Directors, called the General Purposes Committee; that committee met the day before the Board; the secretary laid before the committee any accounts for which he required payments; if they were approved by the committee, the cheques were prepared ready for the Board the following day, and were generally signed by the Board without much discussion at the Board; when signed,</p>
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<p>they were given to the secretary for his counter signature, and to be given to the parties—we had two bankers, Messrs. Hopkinson and the Com
<lb/>mercial Bank—the prisoner's private banker was the London and County Bank—until the examination before the Alderman, I had no knowledge whatever of the minute about paying money in to his own banker's—that minute was on 15th Sept., 1853, during the long vacation, so that I was pro
<lb/>bably out of town at the time—on 22nd July, 1854, circumstances had come to my knowledge which led me to believe that certain cheques which he had had, had not gone in the course intended—spoke to the prisoner about those cheques, and one other cheque for 201
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which should have gone to Birmingham—the result of it was this, that I saw there had been some great irregularity in the matter, and I wrote, or caused to be written, a letter to the Company for whom those cheques were intended, and told him that if the reply to that letter should be of the character I expected, and which would show that the cheques had not been properly appro
<lb/>priated, I should feel it my duty to propose his dismissal, unless he rendered it unnecessary by resigning—he ultimately threw himself upon our mercy, and resigned—he gave in a written resignation—at that time I was not aware that he had done other than appropriated our money; I knew of nothing wrong but those particular transactions which I alluded to there—I did not in the least suspect him of dishonesty at that time; I thought it was mere irregularity; I thought he had done wrong, but I never suspected his honesty—I thought, in fact, that he had temporarily used our cheque with the intention of repaying it, without retaining it—his wife and family resided in the upper part of the house—he was allowed to remain on the premises for some little time—I have no recollection of a cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. being given to him—I know nothing personally about the cheques in question, unless it should appear by the minutes that I was present when they were signed—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at a letter</hi>) this is the prisoners handwriting—(
<hi rend="italic">this letter was from Bevan to Thomas, dated July</hi> 1, 1854,
<hi rend="italic">in which the following passage occurred</hi>:—"Dr. Crocker will have a cheque next week for his fees without fail")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did he come into your service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About July or Aug., 1852, I think it was—in July last, I had a con
<lb/>versation with, him about some cheques for 201
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 49
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I think the prisoner was tried for stealing those cheques at the last Session; he was acquitted—I gave evidence against him in reference to those three cheques—I was examined for about two hours—when Mr. Bevan joined the Company, we had about two policies; by his exertions he raised the business to about 6,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was to a considerable degree owing to his exertions—I give him great credit for his industry and zeal, I wish him to have the advantage of everything—our increase was made to appear 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I do not myself believe it ever was that—I believe that statement was publicly made, but it turned out not to be correct—statements of that kind are necessarily made from the information of our officers—I take as much trouble as I can to see that we make accurate statements to the public, but I do not go through the books, and compare every particular figure—we believed the statements made to us by the prisoner to be correct, and acted upon them—we had other clerks, but everybody was under his supervision; not everything, but all the clerks were—our accounts are audited before they are published, by the regular auditors of the Company; they have access to the vouchers, books, and other documents—it is their duty to act faithfully—I do not recollect the</p>
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<p>particular statement of the income of the Company being upwards of 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe there has been some such statement (
<hi rend="italic">looking at a paper</hi>)—this is one of our reports—I believed it was true according to the books—Mr. Bevan has been publicly thanked by the Directors for his exertions—it was his duty to make excursions to provincial towns when he was sent, to establish branches—on those journeys considerable expenses were incurred, which were always paid to him by us on his return—I do not believe he used constantly to advance money for those purposes—he had a cheque before he went if he wanted it—I do not believe that in repeated instances he has not been paid amounts of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. until he returned—I think we have now eight Directors—I have seen three Directors here to-day besides myself—they all take an active part in the Company—no one always attends, but all attend—Mr. Knox, the accountant, is a cousin of Mr. Knox, the Director—he went into the matter with the prisoner by the direction of the Board; that was in July or Aug., very soon after Mr. Bevan was dismissed—I believe after he left our Company, he became Secretary to another Company; the Universal Provident—I do not think he was Secretary to that Company at the time we got a warrant for his apprehension—I remember observing that his name disappeared from the Company's advertisements, and I attributed it to the fact of his going through the Insolvent Court—he had been Secretary, I think, not for so long as six months—I do not know when he became Secretary; his name first appeared as a Director—we never communicated his defalcations to that Company—they never made any inquiry of us—Mr. Neison, our Actuary, did not give him a character, to my knowledge—I thought it a most remarkable thing that no application was made to us—I did not know that the prisoner was constantly in the habit of paying cheques that were drawn by the Board into his own banker's, and drawing cheques on his own bankers for the purposes of the Company—I had not the slightest suspicion of it, until a bundle of cheques were put into my hands at the examination at Guildhall—Mr. Knox, the accountant, has since investigated the prisoner's banking account, and I have seen the results; I have not a copy of it—those investigations have been rendered necessary in consequence of what occurred at Guildhall; I believe it was in consequence of the cheques you put into my hand—I have on one occasion been paid my fees as a Director by a cheque of the prisoner's—a cheque was drawn for a larger amount—I do not know that he paid that cheque into his banker's; he gave me a cheque of his own for my fees; I took it—I think it is very probable that other Directors did the same—I was a member of the Finance Committee—I did not audit the accounts; they were audited by the Auditors—the accounts were only audited periodically; once a year, I think—I do not think the number of cheques issued was examined with the vouchers—the cash book is here—the banker's pass book was produced at each meeting, for the purpose of seeing what the balance at our bankers was—Mr. Barnes was Chairman of the Finance Committee—I do not think he invariably signed the cash book, "Examined, and found correct"—I did not trouble my head upon that particular point—we had the banker's book before us, to see what he had received and paid during the month—we sat once a month—if a cheque for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given to pay an individual, at the proper time for auditing the accounts the voucher would be forthcoming, or would be inquired for; we do not want vouchers every week—we did not leave he distribution of all the cheques we gave, entirely to the discretion and judgment of the prisoner—if a cheque was drawn for A, it was given to</p>
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<p>him to pay to A—the expression which the prisoner used at the interview in July was, "I admit there have been great irregularities in that particular transaction, "not" in the accounts"—it referred to the transactions with the Home Counties' Assurance Company—he did not say that he might have been guilty of irregularity in the accounts, but he never had any intention of defrauding the Company—he said there had been irregu
<lb/>larity in the particular transaction, but he had no intention of defrauding the Company, and I believed him at the time—I was most reluctant to think him dishonest—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at a letter</hi>)—this is Mr. Poole's writing; he is a Director—I did not see it, or know of its being written, at the time—I never saw it before—I know nothing about it—all letters written by the Company are, or ought to be, copied into a letter book—if Mr. Poole, a Director, had written a letter by the authority of the Company, it would appear in the letter book in the ordinary course—I should presume from this letter (
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>) that the cheque for 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was discovered in Aug.—I know that Mr. Bevan has gone to Birmingham, and limerick, and Dublin, on the business of the Company, but I cannot say at what date—I do not know that on that occasion no money was paid to him for his expenses until he returned—he has never to my knowledge drawn cheques upon his own bankers for his expenses, and been reimbursed by the Company—a good deal of the business was necessarily left in the prisoner's hands—the Board only met once a week, and business must be attended to—I frequently found fault with him for extravagance in his expenses—I remember a dinner being given by the Company; it was very much against my will—I do not think it cost upwards of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it cost a great deal more than it ought, but it is only fair to say that it was done at the prisoner's instigation—I dined there—I think it was a mistake, that is all I say about it—I did not know of any cheque drawn by the prisoner on his own account for expenses at Dublin—I am sure he never drew any by our authority—we opposed Mr. Bevan in the Insolvent Court—I have been told that his petition was defeated on the ground that he had not properly described himself—I was not present—I think we first consulted Mr. Hobler about Aug. or Sept. last year—I have no knowledge of any applica
<lb/>tion being made by Mr. Knox to the prisoner, that he should put an advertisement in the paper, stating that the sole cause of his resignation was his having obtained a superior appointment—I have heard of it—Mr. Knox had communication with him, to my knowledge, and with the know
<lb/>ledge of the Board—Mr. Knox knew something of Mr. Bevan's family—I do not think that the furniture which the prisoner left behind was worth much—a cheque was given to him upon his representation that he had not a penny to go away with; and we allowed Mrs. Bevan to take away her piano, and anything that she said was hers—I believe she is a lady of the highest respectability—she has been living with her father; he is a person of respectability and means—the only transaction between Mr. Neison and Mr. Bevan that I knew of, was the one which I told you of on the former occasion, the prisoner stated to us that Mr. Neison owed him money, and he gave us an order upon Mr. Neison for 64
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he said Mr. Neison owed him—when he left he said he was anxious to make all the reparation in his power, and admitting he owed us a great deal of money, he gave us among other things an order on Mr. Neison to pay us a certain sum of money, which he said he owed him—I know nothing of the prisoner advancing money to Mr. Coode, a Director, except from his own statement—he said so; I have not made inquiries as to the truth of it—I do not</p>
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<p>know whether Mr. Coode is here—he ceased to be a Director long before Mr. Bevan resigned—immediately after the prisoner passed through the Insolvent Court, he brought an action against the Company for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I believe he issued a writ on the very day he was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Bo you know that instructions were given to oppose Mr. Bevan in the Insolvent Court on the ground of fraud?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—at the time the prisoner gave the order on Mr. Neison, he did not say anything about any travelling expenses that we owed him—at the time he threw himself on our mercy, he did not say a single syllable about travelling ex
<lb/>penses; I believe it was entirely an after thought—I never heard of it until some months afterwards, when he brought in that statement to Mr. Knox—there was only one instance in which my fees were paid by the pri
<lb/>soner's cheque; one large cheque was drawn for the fees of the Directors in the aggregate—I have reason to believe that the prisoner paid that cheque into his banker's, and subdivided it, and gave his own cheques—I think the cheque given to me was in Nov., 1853—1 know it was given to me when I paid my premium; I gave him my cheque, and took his—I have been told that the larger cheque was drawn in June, 1853; I do not know the—we discovered that the date of the receipt for the 207
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque was very consider
<lb/>ably subsequent to the date of the cheque, and that the cheque itself had gone in a channel in which it ought not to have gone in the ordinary way—I did not know that that cheque had been appropriated towards the prisoner's purposes, and that the subsequent payment was by a cheque of ours; I can
<lb/>not tell when it was I learnt that; it was afterwards, when the agents account came in; it might have been two or three months afterwards—the other two charges related to the Home Counties—I found there were irre
<lb/>gularities with regard to them on 22nd July; we found then that they had been misappropriated—the cheques for the Home Counties were drawn to pay money that was due to them, and we found out in July that those cheques had gone away, and we had not the receipts—I found that subsequently money had been paid to the Home Counties, to the amount of those cheques—the accounts were made up from the books, as they were presented by Mr. Bevan—there was no other means of judging of the accuracy of the accounts, except by comparing the books with the vouchers—if an account appeared in the book showing a certain amount due to Dr. Crocker, and a receipt was produced for that precise sum; it would, of course, be taken that they balanced one another—we have no means of testing the truth, except by writing to every individual; the receipt is a sufficient voucher—from the production of the receipt the Auditor would believe that the amount had been paid—we should have no means of discovering any fraud, unless we suspected anything—there was no suspicion at the time these accounts were audited.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it the custom of the country agents to pay the medical fees?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In some cases, but mostly we draw a cheque and send down—the account is generally sent through the agent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CROCKER</persName> </hi> I am a physician, at Bristol. I am the medical officer at Bristol for the Deposit Company—on 8th Dec. the Company was indebted to me in a sum of sixteen guineas; I sent up an account to the Company, it was not paid to me at that time—in March I sent up a further account of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. including the sixteen guineas—I did not receive that 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in March—I received a cheque for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 31st Aug., 1854—I think I sent up accounts on three occasions altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was your account for the sixteen</p>
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<p>guineas handed to Mr. Thomas, the Company's agent in Bristol?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I think it was; that is the general practice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRACKNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>. The prisoner would open all letters—he conducted the correspondence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-5" type="given" value="CASBERT JAMES"/>CASBERT JAMES THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I reside at Bristol. I was agent for the Deposit Company there—my business was originally that of an accountant; I became agent for the Company first in Nov., 1852, at Cardiff, and in Sept, 1853, I was their agent at Bristol—I know Dr. Crocker; he was the Com
<lb/>pany's medical officer at Bristol—I do not remember whether his account for sixteen guineas was delivered to me; if I did receive it, I sent it up to the Company—there was an account of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of his; I do not recol
<lb/>lect whether I sent that up—on 25th March, 1854, I was in town—I went to the Company's premises in Bridge-street, Blackfriars, and saw Mr. Bevan there—Mr. Bevan said as I was in London, I might as well sign a receipt for Dr. Crocker's fees, and a cheque should be sent for them; I think this was in the morning (
<hi rend="italic">looking at a paper</hi>)—this is my signature; it is dated 25th March, 1854—(
<hi rend="italic">read: "</hi> Received from the Deposit and General Life Assurance Company the sum of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. being the amount of Dr. Crocker's account for medical fees up to and inclusive of 27th Feb., 1854, as per bill")—I signed that in consequence of the prisoner's assurance that the cheque should be sent down—Dr. Crocker has been paid subsequently, and Dr. M'Dermott also; he has no claim on the Company—Dr. Crocker sued the Company for the balance—the cheque was never sent to me, nor the money—I frequently in my letters to Mr. Bevan requested a cheque to be sent—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">looking at some</hi>) are my writing—(
<hi rend="italic">Mr. George Knox stated that these letters were found among the papers at the Company's office</hi>)—I have no doubt that I received a letter from the prisoner on 1st July, 1854—I have it here (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>)—I have to say that I am in litigation with the Com
<lb/>pany, and it contains some matters—I have not been examined by either party, and I do not know the business I am called upon; it may be produc
<lb/>tive of mischief to me in another case—it is a letter from the prisoner about Dr. Crocker's fees—these letters are my writing—I think I was in town in April, at the general meeting—it is more than probable that I was in town on 7th June, 1854; I was in town very often—I signed the receipt for Dr. M'Dermott's fees, seventeen guineas—the body of the cheque is tilled up by a clerk, Mr. Kendall; the date of it is 7th June, 1854—I signed that at Mr. Bevan's instance—I believe a similar remark was made that a cheque should be sent to Dr. M'Dermott; I never heard anything more about it—I did not trouble further—it is very likely that I spoke to him on that occasion about the other cheque that had not been sent; I cannot charge my memory with it, it is so long since—I frequently mentioned it in my letters to Mr. Bevan, because I was in daily contact with Dr. Crocker, and I knew that he had not received his cheque—I believe the letters I wrote were referred to on 7th June.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At the interview of 7th June, when you signed the receipt for seventeen guineas, did you in the course of conversation mention the letters that you had written to Mr. Bevan, requesting him to send you the money for the former receipt for 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it is possible—I am not able to charge my memory whether I did or not—I never received Dr. M'Dermott's fees.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever known Mr. Bevan before you were appointed an agent of this Company?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I obtained the appointment through Mr. Bevan, through an advertisement of his; prior</p>
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<p>to that I had never known him—I have not brought my account books with me, relating to the money I received from time to time—something was stated upon the endorsement on the subpoena about bringing them—I did not bring them, because I do not see why I should; it was simply a request that I would, "Will you be kind enough to bring all papers and books with you?"—I have not got the subpoena with me—yes, here is the subpoena; it says, "Will you be good enough?"—I have not brought them; I have left them at home—Mr. Bevan always paid me moneys on account of the Company by his own cheques; I think I had not more than three or four cheques of the Company's in my life—I was in town on 25th March—I received from him at that time two pieces of paper—I afterwards received two sums of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. upon those pieces of paper—that was a private transaction between Mr. Bevan and myself—I paid the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque to a Mr. Cody, of Bath, to whom I owed something for furniture, and the other for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I paid into my own banker's—it is very likely that I have received other pieces of paper of the same kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember in April, 1854, receiving any money in any way through Mr. Bevan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot remember the dates, I have not the books with me—the cheques he paid me I paid into my banker's, and drew upon them, they had nothing to do with the Company; it was a private transaction between Mr. Bevan and myself—I gave him my draft at a month, I think for 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and allowed him to receive my salary quarterly—it was an accommodation to me of course, he lent me 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I gave him a bill for 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a month, and allowed him to receive my salary by the quarter; he charged me no interest—no reference was made to the cheque for 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at that time, that I am aware of—I could not permit him to retain a cheque that was not my own—I do not believe that passed, I have no recollection of anything of the kind; I will not swear positively—I cannot remember it—I believe I have not received a sum of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the bankers at Bristol, in exchange for any piece of paper—I know Stuckey and Co., bankers, of Bristol—Mr. Bevan sent me down a draft of his at six weeks, for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when he was in difficulties, and asked me to discount it—I did not receive that money—I swear that, the bill was never discounted—I swear that I have never received value for that bill—I know the handwriting of some portion of the firm of Stuckey and Co. (
<hi rend="italic">looking at a letter</hi>)—I have no, doubt this is the writing of one of the clerks; I do not know the hand
<lb/>writing, it has evidently gone through the post—I swear I have never received value to the amount of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Stuckey and Co., in reference to that draft; it was never discounted—I have a claim against the Company—the Company have never sought to saddle me with this 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., or the seventeen guineas—I signed a receipt for the seventeen guineas—I Went with Mr. Bevan and Mr. Perks to limerick and Dublin—Mr. Perks tells me that he has got a claim against the Company—both his claims and mine have been referred—the same attorney is acting for us—Mr. Perks was exa
<lb/>mined here on the last trial—I went with Mr. Bevan to Dublin, and some other places—those excursions were attended with considerable expense—at Oldham, particularly, a large meeting was held there; we were then travelling on behalf of the Company—Mr. Bevan paid my expenses—he paid all the expenses—I know that he paid his own cheque at Oldham; I cannot remem
<lb/>ber the amount, I simply charged my travelling expenses—my train hire I paid myself, but the tavern expenses were all paid by Mr. Bevan (
<hi rend="italic">looking at some cheques</hi>)—I know a cheque was paid to the waiter at the Palatine Hotel, by Mr. Bevan, I saw it paid for the expenses—I was at Ham's Royal</p>
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<p>Hotel, at Bristol, when Mr. Princeps and Mr. Coode were there, I was in
<lb/>vited there by them, they were Directors of the Company—Mr. Princeps's son was there, and Mrs. Coode; Mr. Bevan paid the whole account—I think it was in September, 1853—I think the bill was shown to me—I do not remember whether I saw any of the Directors when I came up to town after Mr. Bevan's resignation—I saw Mr. Cracknell at Bristol.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did any one of the Directors ever tell you that Mr. Bevan had resigned in a pet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; something of that kind was said—it was one of the Direc
<lb/>tors said so distinctly; I do not remember which it was—I was never re
<lb/>quested by any of the Directors to hush up the matter of Bevan's resig
<lb/>nation—I do not remember anything being said to me about keeping quiet, I had to do with Mr. Bevan, not with the Directors.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that two pieces of paper were given to you by Mr. Bevan; look at those three cheques for sixteen guineas, seventeen guineas, and 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., did you ever receive them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, never; they do not appear to apply to me at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRACKNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>. Part of this cheque for sixteen guineas is Mr. Bevan's writing, and the other part in the writing of one of the clerks, I think.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>. I was not aware at the time I signed the receipt or wrote these letters, that Mr. Bevan had already received these sums—I inferred from this letter that the cheque was not issued, or that Mr. Bevan would send his own cheque for it—it was in Sept 1853, that I was at Bristol—I cannot say at what date I was at Oldham, I have not my books here—I was there with Mr. Bevan and Mr. Perks; I cannot tell when it was, it was somewhere about the spring of last year I believe, but I am speaking quite at random—I was instructed to meet Mr. Bevan there, with the deed of settlement, to attend a public meeting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-6" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-6" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-6" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES ANDREW"/>JAMES ANDREW HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank. This cheque of 2nd June, for seventeen guineas, was paid into our bank to the prisoner's account, and also these other cheques of 8th Dec for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 25th March, for 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Used he to pay in and draw out con-siderable sums of money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did—I have his account there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-7" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-7" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-7" type="surname" value="FELTHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-7" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FELTHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Glyn's. This cheque for seventeen guineas appears by the crossing, to have passed through our house to the account of Mr. Reece, of Birmingham, together with another cheque on the London and County bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Mr. Reece the attorney for the Company at Birmingham?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-8" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-8" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-8" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Reece, of Birmingham, a solicitor and notary public. The Deposit Company was indebted to him 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; they owed him more than that; Mr. Reece had a sum of money to pay for the Company, which came through our hands—it was paid into Glyn's to the credit of Mr. Reece, I cannot tell at what date; I received it on 5th June, from the Birmingham Banking Company—Glyns are their agents.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The Company owed somebody the money, and it was paid through Mr. Reece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was an action, which was compromised—I remember Mr. Bevan coming down to com
<lb/>promise the matter—we agreed on the amount, costs, and all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-9" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-9" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-9" type="surname" value="KNOX"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-9" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KNOX</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant. In July, 1854, I was employes to go through Mr. Bevan's accounts—the first conversation we had about the accounts took place about 29th July—I met him as I was going out of |the office, in the afternoon, and I stated to him that there was a large</p>
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<p>balance appearing to have been unpaid, according to the cash book, for which he would have to account—he said, "Balance the books up to the end of the month, and I will explain everything satisfactorily in five minutes"—I did make up the accounts to the end of July—I saw the pri
<lb/>soner subsequently, and produced a written account—I handed him a state
<lb/>ment about 3rd Aug.; that was a statement of the accounts that I had got from the books—some days after, a week, or perhaps a little more, Mr. Bevan went into that account with me, in the presence of Mr. Lawrence, his solicitor—there were several items which the prisoner admitted that he owed, one after another; but there was no balance struck—taking all the admissions together, I reckoned his deficiency at about 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—he admitted deficiencies to the amount of 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—at that time I had not made any dis
<lb/>covery with regard to these two cheques of Dr. Crocker's,—I could not have discovered from the books that that money had not been paid—the cash book would show that a cheque was drawn for Dr. Crocker, but the receipt in the stamp receipt book would have led one to Relieve that it was paid—the 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that he admitted, did not include those sums—the first discovery with respect to the non-payment of money to Dr. Crocker was on 28th Aug., when I went down to Bristol, and met Dr. Crocker—Dr. M'Der
<lb/>mott's case was not discovered till Feb. or March last; that was one of the latest discoveries; it was discovered during the proceedings at Guild
<lb/>hall—in addition to the deficiencies admitted by the prisoner, and which appeared by the books, I subsequently ascertained that other moneys had been received by him, and not accounted for—I have had occasion to go backwards through the accounts almost to the commencement of the Company—I was from to time, up to March, receiving fresh infor
<lb/>mation with regard to moneys that had been received, and not accounted for—that was in some cases with regard to sums which did not appear in the books—I have had no conversation with the prisoner with regard to the amounts that have been discovered since—he had access to the books from 22nd July until he left, which was, I think, on 19th Aug.—he never gave me any account whatever of the fees of Dr. Crocker and Dr. M'Dermott—the first time I saw the account for travelling expenses was when I had the conversation with him about the moneys appearing against him in the cash book; that was, I think, about 14th Aug.—that was the first time he had made the claim, so far as I knew; it was the first time it was mentioned to me—I knew that he had several cheques for the expenses at Bristol in Sept and Oct., 1853—they appear in the cash book—this pro
<lb/>duced is the Company's cash book—I went through these accounts with Him, and this book was used—he had the opportunity of referring to any entry in it—two or three days after I handed him in the statement of the moneys he owed to the Company, according to the cash book, the cash book, and all the other books of accounts, were put into his possession, and he employed part of a day in investigating the matter—that was about 5th or 6th Aug.—the cash book is not in his writing; it was kept in his office, under his direction—on 29th Sept., 1853, a cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid him for his travelling expenses to Bristol; and on 6th Oct., a cheque for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—those cheques are in the cheque book—the whole amount for travelling expenses to Bristol about that date appears to have been 66
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—on 2nd March, 1854, a cheque was drawn for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for expenses to Manchester and Oldham, and another cheque for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for expenses to those places—a cheque for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid, to Dr. Crocker on 31st Aug. by the Company—Dr. M'Dermott was paid two or three months ago, I think in April, by the</p>
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<p>Company—on looking at the books, I find that the cheque for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for Dr. Crocker's account is included in the 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you paid by the Company for this account business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am their general accountant, and receive a stated salary; I do not get anything extra for this—I am related to one of the Directors, of the same name—I found the letters that have been pro
<lb/>duced in the ordinary place, where the letters are placed in the office, in a lot of pigeon holes—I had access to the papers by the authority of the Directors—they were where I found all the rest of Mr. Thomas's letters—they were not pointed out to me by the prisoner, or by any one; I found them—I was obliged to investigate Mr. Thomas's account—one of Mr. Bevan's letters was in answer to one of these—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is Mr. Bevan's writing—the prisoner's admissions as to the items in the accounts amounted to 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not say that there was a balance of 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. against him—the Board had a copy of the account at the next meeting after 3rd Aug.—the prisoner's account was not handed in to me personally, but I saw it; it was given to me by Mr. Barnes, one of the Directors, I believe—I have it here (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the balance is 347
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he claims that as due to him by the Company—as regards my account, I never agreed on any balance with the prisoner—after he had made these several admissions, the matter stood over from the Tuesday till the Thursday, but the next time I saw him was on the Board day, I think, and then he wrote at the end of the account the statement that will be found there—I do not know at whose request he wrote that—he wrote this, "I leave it to the Directors to place to my credit such portion of the above claims as may be found by you due to me upon investigation"—I cannot tell, from my personal knowledge, whe
<lb/>ther he was requested to do that by the Board of Directors—I was not present—I know that Mr. Knox, the Director, was subsequently negotiating with the prisoner, and I take it for granted it was by the appointment of the Board—I believe there was a letter sent with this account, but it is not in my possession; I have seen it—I could not state whether there were any claims in it—I believe there was not 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of salary due to the prisoner at that time—he had overdrawn his salary two months—the account was, I think, sent to the Directors on 11th Aug., but it was not in my possession until the 14th—I have investigated that account as far as there were mate
<lb/>rials for doing so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If I understand you, he admitted deficiencies in various items, amounting altogether to about 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and he sent in this account as a counter claim, or set-off, against that 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-10" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-10" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-10" type="surname" value="KNOX"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-10" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KNOX</persName> </hi>. I am a Director of this Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> And you still continue to be so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do—I communicated to the Directors the result of some interviews that I had with Mr. Bevan—those interviews were not had by order of the Board—I communicated the result to them—I still had a few interviews, and com
<lb/>municated them to the Board from time to time—they did not tell me not to have any.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you at any one of the interviews you had with Mr. Bevan, after these accounts had been investigated, suggest to him that he should put an advertisement in the Times, stating that he had resigned his situation as secretary, solely on account of having obtained a superior one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did so; but it is necessary to explain it, in order that it may be understood—that was at the second interview which Mr. Bevan had at my house—at the first interview, about a week previously, he asked me to use my influ
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<p>with the Board to prevent any criminal proceedings being taken against him—I told him that I felt certain if we did so, he would go on in the same reckless way he had done since he sent in his resignation, to injure the Com
<lb/>pany—he assured me that he would not do so, and in order to make that assurance more certain, he signed on the second occasion a document in which he admitted his appropriation of the moneys of the Company; and stated, I think, that he would make good the deficiencies whenever he could, or, so soon as he could—that was on the assurance that all the defalcations were then known, and in fact appeared on the face of the cash book itself, with the exception of a few additional items that were not in the cash book; and upon the assurance that there were no deficiencies connected with our agencies, and further that he would do nothing to injure the Company—I said that if I found there were other defalcations than those that were known, or if he attempted to take our agents, or injure the Company in any way, I should consider my pledge not to use the document free; within a week afterwards an advertisement appeared in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, signed by Mr. Bevan, which evidently was intended to injure the Company in my view of it; the reading of it to me at all events was, that he had left the Company for some reason connected with the Company, not connected with himself—I told his wife that I felt free from the engagement I had given to Mr. Bevan, and that I should certainly now advise the Company to take pro
<lb/>eeedings against him—in consequence of that he called upon me again, and Assured me that the advertisement was not so intended, and stated that he would put in an advertisement that would remove that effect from the leading of it, and upon that occasion I did sketch out an advertisement for him to insert in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> newspaper, merely stating that having obtained a superior appointment, he had resigned his situation to the Deposit Com
<lb/>pany—it did not state that he had left for no other cause—I stated this at the last trial—I have not got the advertisement here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Or the one you sketched out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it is in the possession of Mr. Bevan—this took place about 22nd Aug.—his wife was residing in the house—she had made an application to me—I have known a little of Mr. Bevan's history for the last ten years—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the document he signed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not receive that document, whatever its con
<lb/>tents may be, under a solemn pledge that it should never be used in evi
<lb/>dence against him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Provided the allegations he then made were found correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At the time that document was signed, or at the time any conversation took place between you, were you at all aware of the ex
<lb/>tent of his defalcations, or the nature of them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly not—my own impression was, that there was then nothing but what appeared on the face of the cash book, and as I stated at the last trial, I thought the Direc
<lb/>tors were to blame to some extent in not having the cash book before them every week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">put in the prisoner's schedule, by which it appeared that the prisoner claimed a balance of 93, as due to him from the Company</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>MR. GEORGE KNOX</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I paid Mr. M'Dermott, I think, in the month of April last.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, in consequence of the irre
<lb/>gularity of the mode of conducting thebusiness, by the Directors.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-675-18550702 t18550702-675-punishment-1"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>; Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES COLE</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18550702-676-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18550702-676-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, feloniously cutting and wounding
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-13" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550702-676-offence-1 t18550702-name-13"/>James Sconce</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-14" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-14" type="surname" value="CHURCH"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-14" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHURCH</persName> </hi>. I am going on for thirteen years old—I am a labourer, and live at Hilttngdon Heath—I know the prisoner—I saw him and Sconce on 13th June, in the road between Hillingdon Church and the Star—they were quarrelling, and the prisoner went up to Sconce and hit him down with his fist, and stabbed him—there had not been any scuffling and fighting before; the prisoner went all on a sudden and knocked him down, and stabbed him in the neck with a knife which he drew out of his sleeve—he bled—George Hardman came up and said to the prisoner, "Don't hurt the man"—that was after he had stabbed Sconce—the prisoner did not do anything more to Sconce—Sconce got up and walked home—he was not so much hurt as Hardman was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were any other persons there beside you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, my brother and another one that went home—they were quarrelling in the road before the prisoner knocked Sconce down—they were walking together—I did not hear what they were quarrelling about—I was not there when the fight began—I do not know who began the quarrel—I heard them quarrelling, and saw the prisoner knock Sconce down—after he knocked him down, they walked away separately.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-15" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-15" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARDMAN</persName> </hi>. I belong to the militia—the prisoner was in the same regiment—I knew him when he first came to our billet—he enlisted in June—on Wednesday, 13th June, I was in the road, and saw the prisoner and Sconce, about a quarter after 9 o'clock—they had a few words—I heard Sconce ask the prisoner whether he had a halfpenny to lend him till to
<lb/>morrow morning, to get half a screw of tobacco—the prisoner said, "I am able enough to take my own part"—there were no more angry words than that—the prisoner then came up and knocked Sconce down, and kicked him in the side—Sconce had said nothing to provoke him before that—he never lifted his hand to him—I saw the prisoner stab him in the right side of the neck with a knife—he had the knife somewhere in his sleeve—he bled—I said to the prisoner, "Don't hurt the man," and he jumped up and stabbed me—Sconce got up and went away—the prisoner ran away towards Hillingdon—I knew the knife before; the prisoner bought it and gave ninepence for it; he told us so—it is a little white handled knife—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You came up and both
<hi rend="italic">pitched into</hi> me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. No, that is wrong.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>. I cannot say whether he was sober or no—he had taken a little—I was not there before they began quarrelling—I do not know what had happened before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEECHEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 29). The prisoner was given into my custody on 13th June, at the militia stores at Hillingdon—this knife was given to me by the serjeant major—I told him it was for stabbing one of</p>
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<p>his comrades and a civilian—he made no answer—when he had got outside, one of the militia men said to him, "You threatened me, and now they have got you"—he said, "Never mind, you may make it as bad as You like, but I must put up with it"—I saw Sconce about half an hour afterwards—he was examined before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCONCE</persName> </hi>. I am a labouring man at Hayes—I fell in with the prisoner on 13th June, as I was returning from Hillingdon to Hayes, about 9 o'clock in the evening—he came across the road, and asked me how far it was to Ealing; I said, "Seven miles"—I was sober—the prisoner looked very wild at me—I cannot tell whether he was drunk or sober—I told him he was going the wrong way, and I said, "Where is your billet?" he said it was at Hillingdon—I said, "Have you got any halfpence to get me a bit of tobacco or a little beer, I will pay you tomorrow"—he said he was able to take his own part—we hit each other—I cannot exactly say who hit first—I walked away from him; he overtook me, and came on me unawares, and knocked me down and stabbed me in the neck—this is the handkerchief I had on—I did not see then what he stabbed me with, but the next morning I did when I was before the Magistrate—I cannot tell whether this was the knife he used—I was not examined by a surgeon; my wound healed without anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-18" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BELCHER</persName> </hi>. I am serjeant major in that regiment of militia—on 13th June, the prisoner ran to the stores with a mob after him—he was given in my charge—I searched him, and found this knife on him; it was perfectly clean—I saw a little blood on the prisoner's hand—I found this knife in his sock—a boy that came down with him stated that he had stabbed two men with a knife—I asked the prisoner if he had a knife; he said, "No"—I searched, and found this knife in his sock—he appeared much excited, and appeared to have been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had the prisoner been in the regiment?
<hi rend="italic"> A</hi>. He joined on the first of June.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. They both
<hi rend="italic">pitched into</hi> me on the road, and asked me for money to drink.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-21" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD THWAITES</persName> </hi>. I live in Gloucester-terrace, West
<lb/>green, Tottenham. The prisoner was in my service for three months—I discharged her on Sunday night, 24th June, for stopping out after time—I had told her I should not allow her to come into my house—I had warned her about it on two previous occasions—she left with an order from me to return the next day for her box and money—she did not come till Tuesday morning, imme
<lb/>diately after I had gone out—I had left orders that her box should not be given to her, nor should she be paid till she came in the evening and saw me—I had called at the station, and a policeman came to my house—the prisoner came about 7 o'clock in the evening, and I told her that some one had been robbing me, and I was anxious that she should be perfectly clear, and if she would allow me to see her box I could give her a character—I asked her if she had any objection to have her box searched—she said she had no reason against having her box searched, but, on the contrary, I was welcome to search her box, there was nothing in it—I told the other servant to call the policeman, and he came and went up stairs with me and the prisoner to search</p>
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<p>her box—she opened her box herself, and turned out a number of things, and endeavoured to secrete those things belonging to me under her dress—we found a towel marked with my name, and two handkerchiefs belonging to my wife, with her mark on them, and a number of other things, my pro
<lb/>perty, with no mark—I gave her in charge—some starch was found, which she placed under her shawl—when she was requested to stand up and shake herself, these things fell—the towel and handkerchief appeared to be my property—I said, "There is no doubt now, Delaney, who has been robbing me, and I have no alternative, in justice to society and myself, but to give you into charge"—I cannot recollect anything that she said—she brought back a petticoat of her mistress's that she stated she had been wearing—she stated something afterwards at the police court about the towel and handkerchiefs—she might say something to my wife about the towel and handkerchiefs when we found them, but nothing that I recollect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she say something, or did she not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect anything; she was very much confused—you do not suppose a woman would stand and say nothing—she might say many things, but I do not recollect—she said at the police station that the towel was one that her mistress had given her to use, and she did not know how the handkerchiefs got in her box—Mrs. Thwaites was present when the officer and I searched the prisoner's box—she is not here—I do not know that I have stated before that the prisoner endeavoured to secrete some things under her dress—I have never been before a counsel till now—I was before a Magistrate, but he desired me to state my case in few words—there were some other things found that I have no doubt were my property—I stated that before the police, but I also said I should be very sorry to swear to anything that had no mark—the prisoner left me on Sunday night—I discharged her for stopping out an hour and a quarter after time—I dis
<lb/>charged her then and there—I did not allow her to remain till Monday morning—she returned at a quarter past 6 o'clock on Sunday night—she was to have been home at 5 o'clock—I did not pay her her wages when I discharged her; she did not ask for them—I told her to call the next day, and she should have them—she did not call till early in the morning on Tuesday, immediately after I had left—she was requested to come in the evening, and she did, about 7 o'clock—I did not see her in the morning—I believe she did not then make application for her wages, she only saw a servant—I suspected her before I discharged her on Sunday night—she did not ask for her wages on Tuesday evening—I told her I was prepared to pay her, and asked her if she would allow her box to be searched—she said she had not the slightest objection—her box was in her room up stairs—she went up stairs with me and the constable, and produced the key and opened the box herself—I had not told her what I suspected her of stealing—she turned most of the things out Of the box herself—the servant who lived with me previous to this prisoner I think remained about two years—I paid her all her wages at the time she left; every penny I owed her, as far as I recollect—the prisoner came to us about three months ago, and previous to that we had three servants—we have only two now—the one that I discharged, left because I reduced my establishment—this is the first time I ever made a charge against any servant for robbing me—no one ever summoned me to the County Court for wages—I have had servants ten years—the prisoner brought back a petticoat on Tuesday; she said she had put it on—it was Mrs. Thwaites's practice to give the servants a towel when they wanted it for their own personal use—the prisoner said this towel was</p>
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<p>given her, and she put it in her box, and she did not know how the hand
<lb/>kerchiefs got in her box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had it ever happened before that the prisoner stopped out too long?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, twice before—once she was to have come home at 6 o'clock, and she did not return till 10 o'clock—I said, "There is a stated time, you must return by the time appointed"—I told her if it happened again I should discharge her, and stop a month's wages, but I did not do that, I paid her the full amount—I told her if she came on Monday she should have her wages and box—she did not come—she came on Tuesday, and produced the key, and opened the box herself, and kneeled in front of it—I saw she covered some starch and things with her shawl—I saw them when she got up—it was done so quick that I could not describe it—I saw she was endeavouring to conceal some articles—I told her I had missed things before—they were missed during the time she had been with me—she did not state how her mistress's things got in her box—she said they got in by mistake—her mistress never told her to my knowledge to lock the towel up in her box in her bed room—these things were worth 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—when Mrs. Thwaites was present, the prisoner did not, to my recollection, say that Mrs. Thwaites had allowed her to take the things.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-22" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOCKINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, N</hi> 44). I was called to go to Mr. Thwaites's house; I stood by while the prisoner searched the box, she seemed in a very agitated state—first of all she said there was nothing in her box, afterwards she unlocked the box, and turned out this towel, and these handkerchiefs, which were identified—she did not give any excuse when she took them out—Mr. Thwaites said, "That is mine;" and then the handkerchiefs, she said, "They are mine"—the prisoner did not say how they got there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sitting in Mr. Thwaites's parlour—Mr. Thwaites said he had suspicion he was being robbed by some one, and he was anxious to look in the prisoner's box to see if there was anything belonging to him—the prisoner said she was quite willing—she took the key out of her own pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD THWAITES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many other servants were in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One other—I do not know of any disagreement between the prisoner and the other servant—there were not many other things in the prisoner's box—these things were just in this state.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH HOCKINGS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there some things that Mr. Thwaites would not swear to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were several other things, but they were not marked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jury. Q.</hi> Had the prisoner much of her own in the box?
<hi rend="italic"> A</hi>. No; there were bits of ribbon and little things—there were other things taken before the Magistrate, but Mr. Thwaites would not swear to them—the prisoner said at the time that they were all her property—there were five pieces of glazed calico there—the prosecutor said they were his.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was this mentioned before?
<hi rend="italic"> A</hi>. It was mentioned before the Magistrate, but not taken down in the deposition, because there were no marks on them—I mean to say I gave the evidence before the Ma
<lb/>gistrate that I have done to day—my deposition was read over, but the pieces of glazed calico were not mentioned—they were produced—my examination was read out to me—I have been in the force eight years—the object of my examination being read was that I might correct any mistakes in it—I signed my deposition as to what was read to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was anything read to you about the pieces of calico?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the Magistrate did not take them down, because they were not marked—it was because the prosecutor could not identify them by any mark that the Magistrate did not take them down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-677-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 38.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 22 securities, value 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2 securities, value 25
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<interp inst="t18550702-678-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-678-18550702 t18550702-678-punishment-4"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18550702-679-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.—
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<interp inst="t18550702-680-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 36.—
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>. 229.) I took the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver in one of the tills—there were three half crowns, a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and the rest in shillings, fourpenny pieces, and sixpences, all silver—the prisoner went into the bar to clean the counter and the taps which are inside the bar—at the time he was there I was in the bar parlour, next the bar—he was in the bar about twenty minutes—as he was going out of the bar I went in—I went to the till, and discovered I had lost money out of the till, I thought from 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I know I had lost two half
<lb/>crowns, two or three shillings, and some sixpences and fourpenny pieces—I knew one of the sixpences, and that was one that was missing—it is here, the officer has it—I marked it, and know it particularly—it was in the till when I examined it before—the prisoner was going away—I sent for a policeman, and gave him into custody—he was brought into the parlour—I saw the officer take money from him—this was on Friday—on Thursday the prisoner asked me to lend him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and said he had no money—I told him my master did not allow me to lend him any money—from the time I left the bar till. I went in again, no one could have gone in but the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner, Q.</hi> Was there not a person came in while I was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I denied that before, and you know it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 102). I was called into the King's Arms, and found the prisoner there—he was charged with stealing two half crowns, three or four shillings, and several sixpences and fourpenny pieces from the till—I searched him, and found on him two half crowns, three shillings, five sixpences, and four fourpenny pieces, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper money—one of the sixpences was identified by the last witness—the prisoner made a kind of statement that he got the money for pawning a silk gown of his wife's, but he would not give any further account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. When this gentleman hired me, I had 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I went to the railway, and paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to come home; I pawned a dress for 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and went down to a dinner, but the dinner did not come; I had a half sovereign in my pocket, and I changed it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>. 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>. stealing, on
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and within six months, 12 shaving brushes, value 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.:</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>. stealing, on
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and within six months, 6 shaving brushes, and 8 books of Dutch metal, value 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and within six months, 16 shaving brushes, 18 clothes brushes, and 17 books of Dutch metal, value 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money; the property of
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<interp inst="t18550702-685-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*† Aged 17.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, uttering the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it purports to be for caulking—that might be a proper sum to pay for caulking—I told him that the bill was in his son's writing; he said that it was not—I had information which led me to believe that it was a false claim, and told him that the caulking was not done, and that the invoice was in his son's writing—he said that it had been done, and was not in his son's writing—I pointed out his son's writing in the log book, but he still denied it—I told the younger prisoner that that and other bills were in his writing, and showed him this receipt; he said that they were not—I know his writing, and believe that they are his—I know the father's writing also—this certificate of its being correct is the father's writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-48" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBSON"/>GEORGE ROBSON MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I live at Mason's-grove, Chelsea. I went out as ordinary seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Britain's Pride</hi>. and returned home as steward—there was no caulking whatever done while the ship was at Antigua—this receipt for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is the younger prisoner's writing; the notes and this signature at the bottom is the captain's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-49" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a ship chandler, of No. 33, Trinity-square. I said to the elder prisoner, "Your son has been making out bills here which are improper"—he said, "No; my son never made out any bills"—I said, "This writing and the writing in the log are both alike"—I had the bilk in my hands at the time, examining the accounts—he denied it again and again several times, but afterwards he said, "Well, the
<hi rend="italic">stevedores</hi> account: he could not write, and asked my son to make out the account, and he did."</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Wheatland. Q.</hi> That was not the same bill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; that was a bill for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Wheatland's Defence</hi>. This bill I know nothing at all about; there was a bill for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and something, but not this bill; this bill does not belong to me, and has no business there; it might have been delivered by me among other papers, but it does not belong to the ship at all; I signed my name to it, and so I have to other bills, but I was laid up at the time, and did not know what I did; I was ill, and attended twice a day by a doctor; I was nine days ashore; if they brought bills to me a second time I should have signed them; that is the clerk's fault; I never saw my son write a single bill; there is another bill from John Brown, which I have written to the West Indies for; it is for grocery, which I have paid for; I do not know who has got it; it has been taken from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Wheatland, Junior's, Defence</hi>. I know nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE ROBSON MARTIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the elder prisoner ill at Antigua?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> What illness he had I conceive was through drink—a doctor did not attend him.—he was eight or nine days ashore—he went on shore on pleasure, I believe.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WHEATLAND</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of Uttering</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WHEATLAND</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUN</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">of Forging</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARON PARKE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN GEOEGE"/>JOHN GEOEGE CALDWELL</persName> </hi>. I am agent to Mr. Edward Anthony, who is owner of the vessel,
<hi rend="italic">Britain's Pride</hi>, The elder prisoner was the captain of that vessel, and his son the mate—this receipt for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was produced to me by the captain—I believe it to be his son's writing—I have seen him write frequently—it was given to me by the captain, on or about 12th June, on board the vessel, in the London-dock, among other papers purporting to be the vouchers for the claims against the ship—the younger prisoner was not present at the time—I saw him afterwards at my place of busiess, within a week after 12th June—I saw him more than once—I charged him with writing these bills, that ought not to have been written by him—this bill for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was among them—he said he did not—I subsequently told the elder prisoner that they were forged, and he said they were not—(his son was not present)—I produced the log book to him, which is in his son's writing, to confirm my opinion, and told him that the writing was alike—he still denied it, and said that his son had not written them—the log book was lying on the desk; he could see it as well as I.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Whealand, Sen.</hi> You never produced the log book to me; it was Mr. Scott.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am quite satisfied that I did; it was opened and shown him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-53" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBSON"/>GEORGE ROBSON MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I believe this receipt for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to be the younger prisoner's writing; it is a
<hi rend="italic">stevedore's</hi> bill for stowing—I do not know the
<hi rend="italic">stevedore's</hi> name—I had nothing to do with him—there was a
<hi rend="italic">stevedore</hi> at Baltimore—we loaded some barrels of provisions there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-54" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I spoke to the elder prisoner about this receipt for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. somewhere between 12th and 15th June—I asked him first how he came to pay so much as three cents per barrel for stowing, when it could have been done for less; he said that was what he paid—I then said, "It strikes me that this bill, like the others, is the mate's handwriting"—he denied it strongly, and said his son never wrote any bills for him—I told him I was sure it was his son's writing, and I showed him the log book and some letters and said, "Your son wrote this as well as the log book"—he said, "It is a d—lie, my son never wrote it"—he afterwards recollected and said, "Oh, by-the-bye, my son did write a bill for the
<hi rend="italic">stevedore</hi>, for he could not write himself;" that was about half an hour afterwards—he did not say it was this bill, but this bill was before him at the time—they were all tied together as he delivered them—this is the only bill with respect to the
<hi rend="italic">stevedore</hi>—I then found fault with him for not making the man make his mark to the bill, if his son wrote it out—he said it was very wrong; he ought to have done so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Wheatland, Sen.</hi> I did not say that my son wrote that hill; I told you that I believed the
<hi rend="italic">stevedore</hi> asked him to write a bill, as he could not write English, being a Frenchman.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He stated that his son had written a bill for the
<hi rend="italic">stevedore</hi>, and there was no other but this.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-55" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL BLOOMFIELD</persName> </hi>. I was a seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Britain a Pride</hi>—I recollect Mitchell, the
<hi rend="italic">stevedore</hi>, at Baltimore—I recolloct his bringing a bill on board, and signing his name to it—I saw him sign it, and give it</p>
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<hi rend="italic">George Wheatland, Sen. Q.</hi> Did you see whether Mitchell wrote English or French?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I was not near enough.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Wheatland, Jun. Q.</hi> Where was it he signed the bill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the skylight; it was very cold at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Wheatland's Defence.</hi> The bill he signed was signed in French, and another bill was afterwards made out, but I never saw it, and do not know where he got it; I know I paid the man 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Wheatland's, Jun. Defence.</hi> The witness says it was very cold weather; is it likely the bill would be written on the skylight, when there was a good fire in the cabin?.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALDWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I believe a cent, and a half, or two cento, to be the current rate paid for stowing at Baltimore; three cents, would be excessive.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WHEATLAND</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUN.</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-688-1855070 t18550702-688-punishment-12"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-58" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS PARKIN</persName> </hi>. I am an outfitter of No. 66, Leadenhall
<lb/>street—the prisoner was in my service as errand boy from 12th Feb. to 17th March, on which day I discharged him, in consequence of something which my wife told me—I examined my stock, and found a deficiency in shirts and other articles—I missed about two dozen shirts—on 9th June, a boy named William Putney brought these three shirts (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—here is my private mark on them—I had never sold them—here is also my private mark on the paper in which they are wrapped; it does not belong to them, but I recognise it as having come from my premises—if the shirts had been sold, they would not have been wrapped in this paper, but in brown packing paper—the prisoner had access to my stock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-59" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Charles Johnson, a pawnbroker of Providence-row—I produce a shirt pawned on 1st March, in the name of Thomas Johnson, No. 17, Market-street, I do not know who by—this (
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PUTNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter of Francis-street, Clerkenwell—I was working with the prisoner for two months before I was at the Mansion House—I bought some tickets of him; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them—I gave them to Mr. Parkin—these seem like them—I bought the last about a fortnight or three weeks before I was at the Mansion House—he said he got them of a young man who worked at the Eastern Counties station—I gave him from 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each for them—I redeemed these three shirts with the tickets I bought of the prisoner—they were in paper with a label—I opened it, and saw a mark on the tails of the shirts, and Thomas</p>
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<p>having told me that he had worked at Mr. Parkin's, I went there, thinking they had not been honestly come by, and gave them up—they had been pledged at Barton's, in High-street, Aldgate—I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-61" type="given" value="JOHN SWINDON"/>JOHN SWINDON UPSALL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Attenborough, a pawn-broker, of Whitechapel-road. I produce a shirt which I received in pawn for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 27th Feb.—this is the duplicate, which corresponds with one of these produced.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi> This shirt (
<hi rend="italic">produced by Martin</hi>) is mine, and has my private mark on it—these two tickets correspond—it was in ray possession when the prisoner was there—this shirt (
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 556). I took the prisoner, and received these tickets (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Parkin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate was here ready as follows</hi>: "I have only to say that I bought these tickets—I cannot find the party 1 bought them of at present")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I have always borne a good character up to the present time; I lived with Mr. Mann, a bookseller, of Cornhill, for five years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THROSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a coal porter, in the service of Lee and Company, who trade under the name of the North London Coal Depdt—the depot runs along the railway about 200 yards, along the Kingaland station—some palings run along the top of the embankment—I know the prisoner, and have driven him off the line before—last Thursday evening, at a few minutes past 6 o'clock, I was on the line, walking towards the station, and saw the prisoner creep under the palings from outside, and as I walked towards him, he walked underneath a stage, picked up this iron chair (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never was under there but once, and that was the day I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it; he has never seen me there before.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I have driven you off more than once.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you halloo to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the train was so close to me that he could not have heard me if I had—I was walking the same way that the train was coming.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-69" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am fireman on No. 4, North London engine. I was with the train out of London, at a quarter past 6 o'clock this day—I shut off the steam about 500 yards before we get to the Kingsland station—I did so on this occasion, and when we got about 200 yards from the station, I said to my mate, "Hold, we are off the line" (we were not off the line)—as we came to the chair the iron life guard knocked it off, but if it had not been high enough to have been struck by the life guard it must have thrown the engine off the line—the life guard comes down within three or four inches of the rail, but it does not always succeed, it is according how it lies—if the wheel of the engine had struck the chair, it would have thrown us off and endangered the safety of the passengers—when I saw the chair I used the screw, more than I should have done if I had been going to pull up at the station—I attribute our escape from the danger to my extra exertions to pull up the train—the faster we were going the greater would be the danger—when I saw the chair, I put the break on much earlier than I other-wise should have done, and by that, mitigated the risk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would it have been possible to put that on the line so that the guard would not strike it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not this one; if it was laid on its side it would still have been struck by the guard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-70" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GUT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 289.) Mr. Chubb, the Secretary to the North London Railway Company, desired me to apprehend the prisoner, and I did so on Friday morning, and received this chair from the engine driver—I told the prisoner in his father's presence, that I took him for laying an iron chair on the rail, he said, "I did not do it"—I took him before a Magistrate—I have seen the holes under the palings, they were not filled up yesterday, but the Secretary says that some boards shall be placed there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS THOBNTON</persName> </hi>. I am driver of engine, No. 4. There were from 250 to 300 passengers in the train on this occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I will never do it again if you. will let me go this time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the prisoner was too young to form the intent with which he was charged</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart, Ald; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he offered me in payment a counterfeit half-crown—I tried it between my teeth, found it was bad, and I told him so—I called my uncle, Mr. Montague, and showed it him—he gave it me back—it was not out of my sight—I laid it on a shelf—some time after, the con
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q</hi>. Did your master give the half crown to some more gentle
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he did not—I can swear it did not go out of his hand—he returned it to me again, and I gave it to the constable—you told him that you got it in change for a sovereign at Blackwall; you did not know the name, but would take him to the place—the policeman came in, and would not allow it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 291). I took the prisoner at Jamaica Tavern on 16th June—I received this half crown from the last witness—the prisoner said he was a bricklayer, but had been out of employ for some time, and had lived at No. 1, Peter-street, Westminster, but at the present time was living in Clement's-lane, Westminster—I went to inquire,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in good money on him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I know nothing about the shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-696-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-85" type="given" value="ELIZABETH JANE"/>ELIZABETH JANE POTTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Potter, who keeps the King's Arms, near Clare-market On 12th June, I saw the prisoners about 11 o'clock at night—they came together, and Groves asked for half a quartern of rum; it came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she offered me a sixpence, and I passed it to my husband.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POTTER</persName> </hi>. I was by when the prisoners were there—my wife passed a sixpence to me; it was bad, and I detained them for the space of ten minutes and then let them go—I set a policeman on the watch, and showed him the sixpence, but he said I had better keep it—I broke it, and put the two pieces in my pocket; I afterwards gave them to Butler—I am positive they were the pieces of the sixpence my wife gave me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEARDSALL</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Marlborough Head, Drury-lane. On 12th June, the prisoners came together about twenty-five minutes past 11 o'clock at night—Groves called for half a quartern of rum—it came to twopence; she offered me a shilling—I put it in my teeth and bent it—I found it was bad, threw it on the counter, and a policeman came in and took it up directly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Groves. Q.</hi>. You have known me for years by coming to your shop; did I ever pass bad money before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Coleman. Q.</hi>. You have known me eight or nine years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have known you both by coming to our place—I never knew you offer bad money before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, F</hi> 13). I received a communication from Mr. Potter on 12th June—I followed the prisoners from Houghton-street, Clare-market, to Drury-lane—they went into the Marlborough Head, and I went to the door—I saw Groves call for some rum, and tender something on the counter—I saw the barman take it up, and from his manner I thought it was bad—I went in—he put it down on the counter, and Coleman put her hand out with intent to take it up; I took it, and took the prisoners into custody—in going to the station Coleman said so help her God she had it; alluding to Groves—this is the shilling, and these are the two pieces of the sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Grovess Defence</hi>. I work very hard in Covent Garden market; I sold four geraniums for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to a gentleman, and asked if I should take them home; he said no, he would take them himself; I am a widow, and have a family; I worked in Covent Garden market many years; I never was taken before on such a charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-696-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 55.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COLEMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-696-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN HOWE"/>JOHN HOWE RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 277). I produce a certified copy</p>
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<p>of the conviction of Moss Lyons for uttering counterfeit coin—I received it Mr. Clark's office—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "
<hi rend="italic">Central Criminal Court, Moss Lyons, convicted August</hi>. 1854,
<hi rend="italic">of uttering a counterfeit shilling to Elizabeth Taylor, and within ten days another counterfeit shilling to the same person, confined nine months</hi>")—I was present—the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-92" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA LIGHT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Victoria coffee shop, in Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields. On Monday, 28th May, the prisoner came about 12 o'clock in the day, and asked for half a pint of coffee and a slice of bread and butter—I served him—they came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and he gave me a shilling—he drank the coffee and ate the bread and butter while I was gone for the change—I gave him the change, and he left the shop immediately—I tried the shilling in the detector, and it was bad—I put it in a drawer by itself—on the following Monday, 4th June, the prisoner came again about 12 o'clock for half a pint of coffee and a slice of bread and butter—he gave me a shilling—I tried it; it was bad, and I put it in the drawer with the other, bat I did not have him taken, because I had no one to send for a constable; I was alone in the shop—on 11th June, he came about 12 o'clock for half a pint of coffee and a slice of bread and butter—I gave them to him, and he gave me a shilling—I had a lad in the shop, and I sent him for a constable—I kept the shilling in my hand till the constable came, and gave it to him—I had tried it, and discovered it was bad—I gave the other two shillings to the constable—they had been in the drawer where I placed them till I gave them to him—there was no other money in that drawer, and I had put no other money there in the mean time—I charged the prisoner with having gave me that bad shilling that day, and having been there on two Mondays before, and given me a bad shilling each time—he did not give any answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TALFOURD SALTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose this was not the first bad money you took?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it was—I had only been there one week before the prisoner came—he came each time on Monday morning—it was not that which made me think he was the same person—I was certain of his person—I should know him if I met him in the street—he came the second time and asked for the same things, and I gave him the full change, 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., because I had no one to send for a constable—I had served him before he gave me the shilling—I intended to give him in custody if I had had any one to send for a constable—it occurred to me that he was the same man before he gave me the shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-93" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROCHE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, F</hi> 35). The prisoner was given into my custody—the prosecutrix said that she had received these other two shil
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. He did not make any attempt to escape?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>. These three shillings are bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-697-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550702-698-offence-1 t18550702-name-95"/>Charles Bouts</persName> and another.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-96" type="given" value="GEORGE JAMES"/>GEORGE JAMES KING</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman in the employ of Messrs. Robert Schofield and others, No. 1, Gresham-street, City. We had been in the habit of receiving goods from Messrs. Chapman and Co., No. 68, Cheapside, on approbation—that is a customary thing in the trade, on sale or return—on 4th June we received a parcel of goods from them—the pri
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner brought this invoice (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with them—I received them from him, and, to the best of my knowledge, signed his book—the goods remained in the warehouse till 11th June, when the prisoner came again, about 12 o'clock, and asked for the goods—he said. "I have called for the goods you had on approbation from Messrs. Chapman' 1—I said, "Very well; count the number of pieces; how many do you make them?"—he said, "Fifteen"—I said, "Very well; sign your name here;" and he did, and took away the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You parted with them, believing the representation ho made to be true?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and he gave me this signature.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BOUTS</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Chapman and Co. On 4th June I sent some goods to the last witness's by the prisoner—he was then in our service—he was discharged on 5th June, and not taken on again—he was not in our service on 11th June, and had no authority to go for these goods—we never received them—when goods are sent to Messrs Schofield, we send for them back—we send round to the houses, and once a week take stock of what they sell, and the rest remain, or are taken back—till we have taken stock in this way, the goods remain on sale or return—the goods remain our property—when we find they have been sold, we make an invoice as being sold by us to them, but up to that time they remain our property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. You never did send for these goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—if goods are not returned, we do not hold the person to whom they are sent responsible till we enter them to him—if they are never returned, we hold him responsible for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Till you ascertain that the goods have been sold or lost by them, you retain them as your property?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> So long as these goods remain in possession of the person to whom you send them, so long you consider that person responsible for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> These goods were delivered to Schofield and Co.; suppose they had been burnt down, would you not have held them responsible for them? A That is a question I really cannot decide—till goods are returned to us, we hold the parties to whom they have been consigned or sent, responsible for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You treat it as a deposit?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jury. Q.</hi>. When these goods are sent out, they are sent on sale or return?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; not entered up to the person—if they are sold after seven or eight days, they are entered by invoice—in case of the place being burned, we should make them responsible.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-98" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE BUSHROD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 428). On Thursday, 14th June, I took the prisoner; he was given to me by Mr. Chapman—after he was in my custody he said, "The fact of it is, I have been connected with very bad parties in Westminster-row"—I said, "Had these persons any connection with you when you got the goods?"—he said, "No, but they told me where to sell them in Westminster"—I asked him, "Where?"—he said he could not recollect the name or the number, but it was a small boot and shoe shop adjoining two butchers' shops, near the church, by the new road—I went and found a place just as he described, in Tothill-street, Westminster, but I could not find the property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-698-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Baron
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARKE</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Parke and the Third Jury</hi>.</p>
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<lb/>nah Bell,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-101" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MACAULAY</persName> </hi>. I am an unfortunate girl. I knew the deceased Hannah Bell, for about two months—I lodged in the same house with her for three weeks, at No. 2, Five Bell-alley, Limehouse; it is a bad house—on Monday evening, 11th June, I went to that house with two men, be
<lb/>tween 5 and 6 o'clock—the deceased was at home—she kept company with one of the men down stairs, and I went up stairs with the others—I was talking to the man just inside the room door when the prisoner followed me up, took hold of the man and threw him down stairs, and cut his mouth—I do not think I had ever seen the prisoner before that day—I do not think he was very drunk, he did not seem to be drunk, he was able to beat us very well—after he had thrown the man down stairs, he commenced beating him; I begged of. him not to kill the man, and he caught hold of the hair of my head, threw me down, and began to kick me—the deceased came to my assistance; we were then down stairs, I had come down after the man; she endeavoured to prevent the prisoner from ill using me, and he took hold of her two arms and struck her with his fist on the breast or stomach, I do not know which; she fell from that blow—I believe she fell down side-ways, I do not think she fell partly on her knees—he then lifted his foot as if to kick her, I do not know that he did kick her—I then left the room, went outside the door, and the prisoner followed me, took me by the hair of my head, pulled me down, and commenced jumping upon me before the door—I was saved from him, and went in doors, and he then went away—in a very short time the deceased came into my room—she then had a big lump on her jaw—Mrs. Slaughter, who lives in the same court, came in with her; she was struggling to walk, she walked with difficulty—when she came in she got faint, and fell back on the boards—she told Mrs. Slaughter to bring her some vinegar—she fainted—Mrs. Slaughter and I laid her on the bed, and she got some vinegar and bathed her head—T did not hear her speak any more—I laid down on the bed with her—I was not long on the bed before Mrs. Slaughter came back, and told me that the prisoner was coming back, I then went out—I think that was between 8 and 9 o'clock—I left the deceased on the bed
<hi rend="italic">in a faint</hi>—I came back at a quarter past 12 o'clock—I went in with a policeman, and found the deceased dead on the bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-eaxmined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> She was not a very sober woman, was she?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She was not, but she had no drink whatever that day—I had been with her the whole day—she used to drink a good deal—when the prisoner first struck her I do not know whether she fell on her face and hands, or on her side, she fell between the table and the bed—I am not sure whether she fell on her face and hands; I think she did—when she came back into the room she was in a fainting condition—she fell down on the</p>
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<p>floor violently on her back, and I and Mrs. Slaughter lifted her up and put her on the bed—I had not been drinking, nor had she, for she had no money—I paid her rent to the landlady that morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-102" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL SLAUGHTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Slaughter, and live at No. 2, Five Bell-alley; not at the same No. 2 as the deceased lived, but three doors off. I was at home on Monday evening, 11th June, between 5 and 6 o'clock, and heard screams from the other No. 2—I went there; the door was shut, I pushed it open, and went in—I found the prisoner there in the lower room, and saw him strike the deceased in the chest—it did not seem to have the least effect—she fell down on her knees—Macaulay was not present then—the prisoner was beating her out of the alley at the same time—the deceased's head and face did not touch the floor—she then went into my house—she was able to walk by herself—she remained in my house, I dare my, nearly an hour; she was sitting on the step of my door, and the prisoner came back and gave her two kicks; one on the left side of her face, and one on the jaw—they were very hard kicks—I did not notice what sort of shoes he had on—she went in, and sat in my chair—I after
<lb/>wards saw her to her lodging—she told me to go and get her some vinegar, which I did, and bathed her—as near as I can guess, it was about 8 o'clock when I left her; she seemed rather faint then—I went back about 9 o'clock, or between 9 and 10, she then seemed as if she was asleep; she said to me, "God bless you, and God will bless you;" that was after I had bathed her face—I remained till the prisoner came in again, that was about 10 o'clock, or a little after—he was drunk at first, but he was pretty sober when he came in the second time; he was quite aware what he was doing at first—he said nothing when he kicked her the second time—he said, "You b——w——, I mean to have your life"—that was when he gave her the blow in the stomach, on the first occasion—he was not to say over tipsy when he said that; he knew what he was doing—I did not know of any quarrel between them that night, or at any other time; I believe she was always afraid of him, by what I heard—she did not keep company with him—I did not remain with her till she died—I went in about 12 o'clock, and then she was dead—the prisoner was in the place by himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. Was it when you went in, after hearing the screams, that you heard the prisoner make use of the language you have told us
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—at that time Macaulay was there; they were all three struggling together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, and reside at Limehouse. I knew the deceased—on Monday evening, 11th June, I was passing through Five Bell-alley, about a quarter or half past 6 o'clock, and saw the prisoner beating the deceased up against the wall, about three or four yards from her own door—he had got hold of her by the top part of her dress behind, with his left hand, and was beating her with his right hand over the back part of her head and neck; her hair was all hanging down disordered, and her cap too—from the time I first saw them till I got out of the alley, I saw him strike her seven times—I did not interfere—I spoke to one of the neighbours at the next house; I do not know his name, but he is an Irishman, and he said, "You had better get away for the safety of your own life; if he rips you open with a knife, who is to give you redress?"—he advised me to go away, and let them alone, and I did so—it seemed all quiet, there was nobody about in the alley—I had known the deceased about three years and a half—she did not keep company with the prisoner to my knowledge—he did not lodge in the alley at that time, he did about eighteen months ago—</p>
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<p>he was not acquainted with her to my knowledge—about 8 o'clock I was passing through the alley again, and saw the deceased sitting on the step of Mrs. Slaughter's door with her elbows on her knees, and her hands up to her head—I said to her, "Halloo, mother, how do you feel now?"—she used to go by the name of
<hi rend="italic">Mother</hi> Robinson in the alley—I heard Bay that she was about thirty-six years old—she said, "I feel very bad, my head is very bad; I think I am dying."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-excamined. Q.</hi> I suppose the reason why you did not interfere was because these squabbles are not very uncommon there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is quite right—there is often a bit of a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> there; they generally have a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in the summer time—I have passed through the alley for nearly four yean, and I never saw anything wrong; they never interfered with me—I am posi
<lb/>tive that the deceased said her head was very bad, when she was sitting at the door step—this is not the first time I have said so; I said so at the Thames Police Office, unless I am very much mistaken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not she say she was
<hi rend="italic">awful</hi> bad, and she was fearful she was dying?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—she said she felt her head very bad, and she thought she was dying.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-104" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MAHONEY</persName> </hi>. On Monday night, 11th June, I went to No. 2, Fire Bell-alley, about five minutes to 11 o'clock, or five minutes after—Mrs. Slaughter brought a pair of steps, and I went in at the up stairs window—I did not try to get in at the door—I found no one in the up stairs room—I went down stairs, and found the deceased lying on the bed in the down stairs room—I did not look at her so as to see whether she was alive or dead—the prisoner was in the room, sitting in a chair asleep behind the door—I believe he was drunk—I roused him up—he did not get up at the moment; he did afterwards, and he staggered about—he was afterwards taken into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 364). From information I had, I went to this house on Monday, 11th June, about 11 o'clock at night—I could not get in; things were very quiet, and I went away—I heard more, and went again about 12 o'clock—I went to the door, and asked for Foley, twice—the prisoner came to the door and opened it—I went in, and saw the deceased lying on the bed apparently in a dying state, and the prisoner at the foot—I said to him, "What have you been doing to Hannah?"—he replied that she was in the same state then as she was when he came into the bouse—I looked at her, and saw a mark on her left cheek—I could not say whether she was alive or dead—she did not speak—I took him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. Did you notice that he was drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-106" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police inspector, K</hi>). I went to the house on Tuesday morning, 12th June, at half past 12 o'clock—I found the deceased lying on the bed in the ground floor room; she was dead, and the body cold—the prisoner was not there then—I sent Powell after him, and he brought him back to me—I said to him, "Foley, this woman is dead from the effects of your violence"—he said, "I know nothing about her; I have not hurt her"—I immediately sent for a surgeon—Mr. Pritchett arrived first, and Mr. Giles shortly afterwards—the prisoner was much the worse for liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-107" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HATES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife! of William Hayes—I have known the prisoner for two years and four months. On the evening of 11th June, about twenty-five minutes past 10 o'clock, I saw him next door to the Five Bells public house, talking to a female who goes by the name of Maynard—I did not speak to him—1 was running down the street—he was not</p>
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<p>drunk, but he was
<hi rend="italic">fresh for</hi> drink—he said to me, "Where are you running to,
<hi rend="italic">Mother</hi> Hayes?" I said that I was going after some money for some work that I had taken home, and I wanted bread for the children—he said he knew my husband had been idle—I said, "I hear you have been idle to day;" he said, "Yes, I have, but it is for my own satisfaction, and that I will have before I sleep"—I asked who had been offending him; he said that b——wh——,
<hi rend="italic">Mother</hi> Robinson, and he would have her life and the wh——'s life that was with her—I begged of him to go home to bed, and not to ill use anybody, but he still persisted in the oath, and repeated the same words repeatedly, and he said he had got a hammer in his pocket—he took my left hand and thrust it into his left jacket pocket, and there I felt an iron substance like a stonemason's small hammer, just such a one as I could span with my hand—he said he would take that and knock their b——heads with it—he held my hand in his possession in his pockets for some minutes—I asked him what the cause of quarrel was, and he said it was because she pushed up against him—he did not say when—I told him people often pressed up against one another, and not to think anything of that as an offence—he mentioned another woman, and said if
<hi rend="italic">Mother Kit</hi> Lee came through the alley, he would first warm the hammer over her head, and then he would settle the other two b——s afterwards—he released my hand to show the way in which he would use it over their heads—I did not see the hammer, for as soon as he let go my hand, I took to my heels and ran away from him—I expected he would give me a blow with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cane chairs and sofas—my husband worked with the prisoner for a long time—I live at No. 59, East-man-street; that is about three quarters of a mile from Five Bell-alley—I had been to take some work home, and was going to Three Colt-street for the money—Mrs. Maynard is not here—she was present during the whole of this conversation, but she was rather intoxicated—I have known her about the same time as I have known the prisoner—I know where she lives, but I do not know where she is now—I am positive the prisoner spoke to me first—I have a great dread of him—I never speak to him—my husband and he have worked together at different times for different employers—they have never had any quarrel, nor have I—there was a little difference with a neighbour, but it was nothing at all; it was two years and four months ago—he has always nodded and spoken to me since, and I the same to him when he was sober—the difference was this, he had been making a great piece of work with several different females, and he knocked me down with one of them, but whether it was an accident or not I do not know; I did not consider it an accident at the time; he gave me two very tremendous blows—I did not give him into custody, nor threaten to do so, nor did my husband—my husband said he was tipsy, and he was not in his proper senses when he was tipsy—there were three or four women in the
<hi rend="italic">row—I</hi> lived in Five Bell-alley at that time, and he lodged next door but one to the deceased—I was coming along with a loaf of bread in my hand, and he struck me—he did not speak, but went off as quickly as possible—I after
<lb/>wards saw one or two of the women he was quarrelling with, with tremendous black eyes; that was when he had got a man down opposite my door—my eyes were rather darkened from the heavy blows he gave me on the head—there was no quarrel between us then—I only rescued a man from being murdered by him—he was giving the man severe blows and kicks, I inter
<lb/>fered; that was very possibly the reason of his giving me the blows—I told the Coroner about his addressing me as
<hi rend="italic">Mother</hi> Hayes—I am sure he spoke</p>
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<p>to me first—I do not know whether I have mentioned before today about my begging him to go home—I have repeatedly mentioned that he said he had a hammer in his pocket—the woman, Maynard, was present when he said so—I have not had any conversation with her since that night—I have mentioned before to-day that I felt an iron substance in his pocket—I did not say it was a stonemason's hammer; this is the first time I have said tbat—I have mentioned before today that he said he would knock their b——heads in with the hammer—I do not think I have said before that the cause of quarrel was the deceased pushing against him, or that he said he would first warm the hammer over
<hi rend="italic">Kit</hi> Lee's head, and then finish the other two b——s afterwards—I have said before that he said he would show us which way he would use the hammer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GILES</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the College of Surgeons. I was called to No. 2, Five Bell-alley, a few minutes after 1 o'clock, on Tuesday morning, 12th June—I saw the deceased lying on the bed dead—I should Bay she had been dead about an hour, the extremities were cold, but there was warmth about the trunk—I found a contusion on the left cheek, which had evidently occurred from a kick, for there were five nail marks on the cheek—I found on the left half bf the lower jaw a very extensive contusion—it might have been occasioned by a violent blow equally with a kick, but most probably by a kick; I could not say with certainty, there were no marks of nails there, it was on the bone—it could not have been done by a hammer, because the hammer would cause fracture—on the Thursday follow
<lb/>ing, assisted by Mr. Pritchett, I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination—on opening the head, immediately upon removing the skull cap, I discovered a rapture of the longitudinal sinus, a large blood vessel that runs across the head from front to back—the blow on the cheek might have occasioned that rupture—on the anterior part of the brain I found a solid clot of blood, measuring four inches by three, and weighing four ounces and a drachm, that represented a larger quantity of blood, because some serum would have oozed away—I have no doubt that the blow was the cause of the rupture—in a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, or where something unusual occurs, and great excitement is the consequence, more blood is sent into the head than usual—so severe a kick, or kicks, as the deceased appears to have had, might have ruptured the sinus—it might also be caused by pressure on the jugular vein—the pressure of the blood upon the brain was the proximate cause of death—if that blood had resulted from disease, it would have been either in the substance of the brain, at the back of the brain, or in the ventricles; I saw no other cause of death—I saw no trace whatever of the use of a hammer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. Might not the rupture of the sinus be caused as well by a fall as a blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It must have been a very heavy fell, I think not—I do not think a violent fall, and the head coming in contact with the floor, or a hard substance, would be likely to produce the rupture I found—I should say it was impossible for a fall to do it, considering how dense the sinus is, and how severe the injury must be to rupture it—it is impos
<lb/>sible for a simple fall on any hard substance to cause a rupture of the longi
<lb/>tudinal sinus in a person of her age, and to have so large a quantity as four ounces of blood effused—I have never been engaged in a case of man
<lb/>slaughter from a pugilistic encounter'—I know that in such cases it requires very nice discrimination to say whether death resulted from a blow or a fall; in those cases the blood is always in the substance of the brain, the ventricles, or the posterior part of the brain; you never get a large clot of blood of four ounces under the frontal bone—there was no fracture of the skull—</p>
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<p>the extravasation in this case must have been rapid, the vessel ruptured being so large—I think I can positively say that the rupture was not caused by a fall; there was more than an ounce of blood effused between the skin and the cheek bone, and the swelling was about an inch and a half in thick
<lb/>ness; it must have been something more violent than any fall—we dissected the scalp from the cranium, and took the brain entirely out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PRITCHETT</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon. I assisted Mr. Giles in the
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination—I have heard his evidence, and concur in it—I have nothing of importanfce to add to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. Is there not a difficulty in deciding positively whether the proximate cause of a rupture of the sinus id a blow or a fall
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As an abstract question, I think there is some difficulty—I have heard the evidence to-day—I heard the first witness state that the deceased had a fall, that was subsequent to her having the big lump on her jaw—if she had fallen violently on the boards, the rupture might have resulted from that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-112" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHATTEN</persName> </hi>. I live at Middle-row, South, Knightsbridge, and keep a coffee house; the prisoner is my wife. On 13th June she came home about 12 o'clock at night; she had been drinking, but was not drunk—I asked her how it was she was so late in—she said she had been after some dress—I said, "I cannot allow this, and I shall not take you out if you have been getting a dress to go out"—she had gone out about 6 or 7 o'clock to take up a servant's character, and that would not have taken her above two hours—she was perfectly sober when she went out—when I said this to her, she replied, "If you won't take me out, you shan't go out, for I will burn your trowsers;" and she ran up stairs to fetch them—she brought them down, and I prevented her from putting them on the fire—there was a fire burning in the kitchen, and she would have put them on the fire, if I had not prevented her—she then took up the cups and saucers, and smashed them through the windows; she broke six or seven windows—she then tried to run up stairs, but I prevented her, because I had some money up stairs—I got before her, and she was not able then to get up stairs—I saw a knife in her hand; she must have got it from the bar—there was a struggle between us for me to prevent her going up stairs, and I found I was wounded in the back, right on the shoulder bone—I cannot say whether she struck me, I was so flurried, seeing her with the knife, but I found myself wounded—I turned round and saw the knife in the hand of a car
<lb/>penter, who was at work there—I bled very much—I remained in the house about a quarter of an hour, and then went out to look for a surgeon to get my wound dressed—my wife was in the house during that time, and saw the state I was in—I said, "Look how I am wounded; look how I am bleeding"—she made no answer—I said to the man who was in the house, "Go and fetch me a surgeon"—no one did go, so I put on my coat and hat to go myself; the carpenter went with me—my wife followed us in a short time, and overtook me—she did not do or say anything for some time—I still went on, and she said, "Come back, you shan't go;" and then, when we had got just beyond the police, she struck me in the eye with her fist—I was very weak at the time—the effect of the blow was to swell up my eye, and I had a very black eye—the policeman then came up and inter
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<p>and ultimately took her into custody—I went to St. George's Hospital, and have continued to go there nearly up to the present time; I do not suppose I shall have to go any more, I do not suffer much pain now—I have to state that my wife is a very good wife when she is in her sober senses, and if I could only keep her at home, no man could have a better wife—she is a good industrious woman—I am sure she could not be in her right senses when she did it, because she is always so different when she is sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUNCAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> With respect to the use of this knife, do you not think it might have been an accident?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I really think it might, I do not think she would do such a thing—she is a very good wo
<lb/>man when sober, and very hard working and industrious—she very often complains of her head, and I think when she gets a glass to drink she does not know what she is about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EASTAUGH</persName> </hi>. I was at the prosecutor's house on the night of 13th June, when the prisoner came home—I heard a few words occur between them, and I turned out of the house—I did not want to hear their affairs—I returned in a few minutes and found a glass lying on the floor, which I took very little notice of; I walked into the coffee room to my work, and after a few minutes I heard Mr. Ohatten say, "I am wounded"—I went to the foot of the staircase where they were, and saw the prisoner lay the knife on the counter—I picked it up—I afterwards went out with Mr. Chutten, intending to go to the doctor's—his wife followed, and as soon as she over-took him, I left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-114" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at St. George's Hospital on 13th June, when the prosecutor came there about 1 o'clock in the night—he had ft cut above the right shoulder bkde, about three inches long, and between half an inch and an inch in depth; it did not go to the bone, it was a large serious wound, but not likely to be dangerous to life; such a knife as this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) might have done it—he has been three weeks under my care, and is still an out patient—the wound has not yet healed—he also had a black eye.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 209). I was on duty on this night, at the corner of Grove-place, between 121 and 1 o'clock, and saw the prosecutor—I could not see at first what state he was in, he had a coat on over his light jacket; when I lifted the coat up I saw that he was bleeding from a wound in the back—the blood was running into his trowserfl, and from his trowsers on to the pavement—I saw the prisoner strike him in the eye, and he fell backwards on to a door step—I tjook her into custody; she asked me re-, peatedly on the way to the station to call her husband back, not to do any
<lb/>thing with her—I have the jacket and shirt here, they are cut through.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-116" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHATTEN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>. This is the knife; it is one we use to cut up rounds of beef with—I saw my wife take it up from the counter when the struggle took place—whether she took it up for me, or for any other par-pose, I am not certain—she was not so drunk as not to know what she was about—we have been married fouif years.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi>.</rs> Aged 23.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRESS WELL</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAFMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart, Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Cresswell, and the First Jury</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bank notes, and 66 orders for the payment of 2,753
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-121" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN LANGFORD</persName> </hi>. I am the son of William Langford—he lives at No. 53, Broad-quay, Bristol, and is a chronometer and watch maker—I was living with him in Feb. last—I was at home on the night of 21st Feb.—the property, a portion of which I have since seen, was all safe that evening—in the course of that night the premises were broken open, and in the morning we missed property to the amount of from 2,700/. to 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—it consisted of 120 gold watches, 100 silver watches, and 100 or more gold chains, and seven gold job watches—my father offered a reward of 200.—we did not succeed in obtaining any information between that time and 21st April—about that time I came to London, and went to the house of Henry Webster, a watch maker, No. 7, Albert-terrace, Camden-town—in consequence of an application of mine to him, he showed me some watches, and amongst them was one that I knew—after some conversation with him, I agreed to purchase that watch—I got it into my possession; I paid 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—this is it—it is one that was stolen from my father's house on the night of 21st Feb.—in this part, where the maker's name is usually placed, the name has been taken out, and a new number put on it—there is no name on it now—the plate has been reduced—the name on it was "William Langford, Broad-quay, Bristol"—I did not see any other of the watches we had lost at Mr. Webster's then—having purchased this watch, I came away—I went again on the following Tuesday, the 24th; I went alone—I did not find any more of my father's property on that second occasion—I went again on the following day, and by my instruction Jack
<lb/>son and Mason followed me in and searched the house, and in a little nest of drawers on Mr. Webster's work board, I found two gold cases and two movements belonging to the cases—these are them—I have put them together since—the original names have been taken out, and other names put on, and the numbers have been altered, by making "1" into "4," and "2" into "8"—that was all we found—Webster was taken into custody, and taken to the police court—he was afterwards admitted to bail, and then examined as a witness—on Thursday, 26th April, I went with Jackson to the house of a watchmaker named Bartman, No. 50, Compton-street, Clerkenwell—I there found five gold cases and four parts of movements—I am able to identify them as a portion of the property my father losfc—Bartman gave an account of where he got them from—these are them—I have here got the watches and parts of watches that we found at Bartman's</p>
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<p>—all of them except one are deficient of the parte on which the names are usually put, or at least where they were put on these cases—I am able to Bay that these watches have had my father's name on them, "William Langford, Broad-quay"—one of them was deficient of the pillar plates, but they were found at Webster's—from what I learned, I went the same night to the house of Gray—Bartman and Jackson went with me—Gray lives on Clerkenwell-green—he carries on the business of a jeweller's tool dealer—he has a shop—there seemed nothing but tools—Gray was at home—Jackson and I and Bartman went as far as the end of the churchyard, iind left Bartman in custody of a constable—Bartman had the watches in tin boxes—Jackson and I went to the iron sate leading to the side door of the house, and Mr. Gray answered it—Mr. Jackson said he wanted to speak to him—he opened the gate, and I said, "I want to buy some crossing files"—that was to get into the shop—he showed us into the shop, and Jackson put the following questions to him: "Have you any watchest" he said, "No"—"Have you had any lately?" he said, Not for many months"—I then gave him into the custody of Jackson—Jackson put the questiont to him again, and told him he was an officer, and he gave the same answers, negatives to all the questions—Jackson then told me to open the front door—I opened it, and called Bartman in, and Jackson said, "Mr. Bartman, from whom did you have those watches you have in the box?" he said, "From Mr. Gray"—Gray said, "Oh, I remember now, I did give then to him"—we then searched the house, but found nothing else—he was then taken to the police court—all the property produced is a portion of what we lost—there are six watches from the north of England, which have been altered—they were sold by Mr. Webster.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JACKSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, H</hi> 11). I accompanied Mr. Langford in search of this property—on Wednesday evening, 25th April, I went to Mr. Webster 8, in Albert-terrace, Camden-road—I have seen the property that the last witness has identified—that is the property found there—I assisted in searching Mr. Webster's premises, and brought away the pro
<lb/>perty identified by Mr. Langford—on the evening of the 26th 1 went to the house in Compton-street, occupied by Bartman—he produced this property to us, and gave an account of it—in consequence of what was disclosed there, I went the same evening to the house of the prisoner, about 9 o'clock—I went into the shop with Mr. Langford, and saw Mr. Gray—I asked him if he had any watches altered, or sent any to be repaired in any way—he said, no, he had not—I was in plain clothes, but I disclosed to him that I was an officer—I said, "Be very careful, Mr. Gray; I am an officer belonging to the police; I will ask you again;" which I did, and he said, no, he had not had any watches in his shop for four months—Mr. Langford then undid the front door—the shop was shut at that time—I called Mr. Bartman in—he came, and brought in this tin box—I asked Mr. Bartman of whom he had those watches—he pointed to Mr. Gray, and said, "I had them of Mr. Gray"—I then told him he must consider himself in my cus
<lb/>tody—I asked him if he had any bills or invoices of either of them—he said, no, he had none—I asked him of whom he purchased these watches—he said, "I bought them one or two at a time, over the counter; I do not know who I bought them of—I took him to the station, and he was after
<lb/>wards taken before the Magistrate—he was bailed after the examination, and after he got outside he gave a description of a man of whom he said he bought them—from the description he gave me, I told him I knew the man</p>
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<p>very well—he had been in custody before—he could not recollect the name, but he afterwards told me the name—I made arrangements to meet him at Spital-square station at 3 o'clock in the afternoon—I met him, and we went down to a public house in Cambridge-heath-road—he went inside with his friend, Mr. Symons, a gentleman who bailed him, and the sergeant and I remained outside, at the corner of the house—he was in, it might be three or four minutes, when he came out, and said, "There is one of the men just gone along; he is the man that took the money for the watches"—I said, "Why did not you follow him out and give him in charge directly, as you had a very good opportunity?"—I had not an opportunity of seeing the man that he represented then, but I did afterwards—Mr. Gray said, "I think I know where he is gone to; I think I can find him"—I said, "We will follow behind you, and will go into the public house, the Gossett Anns, in Gosseti-street, and remain there;" and as sergeant Mason and I were going down Montague-street we saw three persons in close conversation, Mr. Symons and Mr. Gray, with a short man—we went about ten paces round the comer, and I told Mason to stop there—in about a minute or two Mr. Symons came round the corner, and he said, "That is the man; that is the man; go and take him"—I saw two men walking up the street, about thirty yards off—one, I have no doubt, was Mr. Gray—I told Mason to make haste up; if that was the man he might get him—Mason ran up, and, just as we got within about sixty yards, Gray said, "That is the man; I have lost him."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw two men, and one was Gray?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—we followed them, and lost sight of both of them, because they went round a corner to the right—I saw Mr. Gray again at the corner of the turning—he came back, and said, "That was the man; I have lost him"—I said, "If that was the man, why did not you give him in charge when we passed you so close just now?"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you before passed the man that Gray pointed out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, passed close to his elbow—I said, "Why did not you give him in charge when we passed you just now?"—I said, "He can't have gone far; he can't have run away"—Mason said he must have seen him round the corner, and he did not see him—Gray said he knew the house where the man lived, and he pointed it out to us, and we went and sat in the house till 4 o'clock in the morning—we have not found him since—the name he mentioned was Day—the house is in Cambridge-heath-road—that was not the same person that I stated I knew—Gray and his friend then went home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> They remained as long as you did?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think they did; they might go a very few minutes before—Qray had been bailed—I cannot recollect whether he went before Symons or no"t—he said afterwards that it was my fault that this man escaped—he said, "Why did you not take him?"—I said, "How was I to know he was the man?"—I said it was his fault that I did not take him—he did not say that was a lie—he said he was so flurried at the time that he did not know what to do—I had arranged to meet Gray at the station in Spital square—when he got there I was not there—I was there a few minutes afterwards—I was there between 3 and 4 o'clock—I do not think it was nearer 4 than 3 o'clock—I was not in a public house playing billiards then—Mason, and myself, and Gray, and Symons, went to the Gossett Arms—I think we had a game at bagatelle—it was too early to go down to this place—it might</p>
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<p>have been 7 or 8 o'clock; I cannot recollect exactly the time—I suppose we might have been there half an hour—it was between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it before you saw Gray and Symons and the third man standing in the street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But did not Gray come and find you at the public house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the arrangement was that he should come to us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When he got to the house where you were playing bagatelle, did he not want you to come with him at once, and did you not tell him to wait till you had finished your game?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might have been said so, if the game was not quite finished—I do not say that I did not say so—those words might pass—I will not Bay one way or the other—I might have said so—I think we had two games—we were waiting for them com
<lb/>ing back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-123" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, S</hi> 25). I was with the last witness on the occasion when we went to Webster's—I did not go to Gray's house—I went with Gray and the last witness and Symons to Bethnal-green, on Friday, 27th April—we met at the Spital-square station, about 3 o'clock in the afternoon—we went to a public house where sergeant Jackson and Gray agreed we should meet—we then went into the neighbourhood of Bethnal-green-road, I think Cambridge Heath-road—we went to a public house——I think the man's name that kept it was Hunter—I think it was the Red Deer, or Rein Deer—I am a perfect stranger in that neighbourhood—Gray left us, and went into the house—it was arranged that if he saw the person there that sold him the watches, he should come outside and speak to him under the lamp in front of the house—he went in the house, and remained a few minutes—it was about 9 o'clock at night, or getting towards 9—we were waiting and watching for him and the man to come out—presently he came out to us—we were a short distance off—he said, "I saw the man in the house, but he has disappeared; his place is vacant, and he has left his glass of what he was drinking standing on the table"—we then remained some time, and he was making inquiries with regard to a person named Day—that was the first time I had heard the name of Day—he said he kept a small tea shop, or was a dealer in tea—I went with him, and he made some inquiries with respect to finding this person named Day—he found the address of the man Day, and after waiting some time it was agreed that Gray and Symons should go to another public house to look for Day—I think the public house was the sign of the Panther—I do not know the name of the street—he was to look for Day, or the person he had first named to us—sergeant Jackson and I followed him, and passed the public house, and near the public house we saw three persons in conversation, the prisoner and Symons, and a third person unknown to us—I was very close to them; in fact if I had put my hand out, I could have touched them—we went about twelve paces beyond them, and turned the corner of a street—after remaining there somewhere about a minute, I should say, Symons came round the corner, and said, "That was one of the men"—Jackson and I followed in the direction where Gray and the other person were going—they went in the opposite direction to that in which we had come—I then started and ran—I could see two persons walking, perhaps sixty paces ahead of me, and they were very near the corner of the street at that time—I ran to the corner and met Gray coming down the street—I turned the corner—they had disappeared from my view; and I met Gray coming to
<lb/>wards the corner—I said, "Where has the man gone to?"—he said, "He</p>
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<p>started off and ran; he has gone ont at the end of the street; he ran as hard as he could"—I said, "Why did you not stop him, or detain him?"—he said, "I could not do so, he ran away before I was aware of it"—I said, "If you had attempted to hare detained him, I should have been at your elbow in an instant, I could have caught him"—he said, "He ran away quite unawares, I had no idea he was going to run"—at that time Jackson and Symons came up, and the prisoner proposed to go to Day's house, and wait for his return—we went there and waited till about 4 o'clock in the morning—he never came in—at that time we left—we gave up the search and the inquiry—if when we passed them in the street, I had been told to take him, I could have taken him with a great deal of ease.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. Were you not told by Gray that when three persona came out of the public house you were to take the third?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he did not mention a third person—he did not say that if a stranger came out of the public house with him and Symons I was to take him—he did not put it in that way—I saw him speak to Bay near the Panther—I did not see him come out of the Panther—I knew Gray was going to the Panther—he did not say before he went in the Panther, that if we saw him and Symons with a third person, we were to take the third person; he never mentioned such a thing to me nor to Jackson—I saw a third person in company with Gray and Symons—I did not exactly expect that that third person would be the man, because that person did not answer the description of the person—he described him as being a tall man, and the third man as a short man, something like Jackson—the other man was a tall man; De
<lb/>Vaux—the prisoner was to meet us at the Spital Square station—three o'clock was the time, I think; we were a little after—it was between 3 and 4 o'clock, and then he was to come to us at another public house—Jackson amused himself with a game at bagatelle; I was sitting looking on—I believe the landlord played with him; it was just to while away the time—I do not know whether Jackson staid to finish the game—I went out—Gray might say, "Come along at once," and Jackson might say, "Stop till we finish the game," but I went out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the Gossett Arms That is the name of the house, now you mention it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-124" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I live in the City-road—I did live in Albert-terrace, Camden-town—I have known the prisoner since Sept or Oct.; I cannot say to a week—I only came to town in Sept—I purchased some gold watches of him about 6th or 7th March—to the best of my belief I bought these nine gold watches (
<hi rend="italic">looking at them</hi>) of him—they were all bought at the same time, and three more; twelve altogether—here are six here that I sold in my journey in the north—I saw Mr. Langford at my house on 21st April—I sold him a watch, which is among the lot that is before me—this is it—it is one I bought of Gray—I afterwards received from him some name plates; that would be some time afterwards—I would not say whether these are them (
<hi rend="italic">looking at some</hi>) or not—I did not take particular notice of them—they were given me by Mr. Gray to gild, but they were not in a state to gild; they wanted smoothing up to gild—they had been filed and were rough—I do not know how many there were; I never counted them—the name of the maker is placed sometimes in one part, sometimes in another—this is the part that is rough in these plates; it appears in both parts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you able to say whether there appears to have been a filing out of anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It evidently has that appearance—I had not looked at them when they were handed to me by the prisoner—they were wrapped in</p>
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<p>a brown paper parcel—those were the plates I received from Gray—I think I afterwards saw the prisoner before I was apprehended—I said the plates were not in a fit state for gilding and I should not do them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. Those six from the north, hare You beard anything about them before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were shown to me by Mr. Langford and ser
<lb/>geant Jackson—I did not tell the officer when I was taken that there were ax watches I had disposed of in the north—they had got my books, and papers, and all—I cannot tell whether those six were produced before the Magistrate—I know I saw them here last Session—to all appearance there has been something erased in these plates—I did not do it myself—I did not erase anything—I did not buy these plates—I do not know whether there was anything erased on the watches I bought—they are just in the game state as I bought them in that respect, with the exception of two or three that I sold, and the parties wished to have their names on them—I am a large purchaser of watches—I very often see that the names have been erased—it is nothing uncommon to buy watches with the names erased—it is not unusual for me or others to buy such a quantity of watches—such quantities are bought at sales, and of different dealers—I have often bought as many as these, and a great many more than these—I have, per
<lb/>haps, not bought quite so large a lot at a time—50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth I have bought—I have bought at Jackson's, and Debenham and Stan's—I have bought 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth at those places, and there are places in the City where a lot of watches are sold—they are sold in numbers of places—they are sold by auction and sold openly—sometimes there is no name on them—sometimes another name is put on—that is what they call new christening a watch—they do that because they do not like some name, and they have another name put on them—it is Tery frequently done in country watches, they put on London makers' names to give them greater value—I considered there was nothing suspicious in the transaction—I gave 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the twelve watches—the prisoner is a dealer in took—the first transaction I had with him, I bought some tools of him—I have known him to deal in watches—I saw some watches hang' in his window, and asked to look at them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The effect of altering the name would be to induce persons in the country to buy them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Many customers in the country like either to have a watch without a name, or with a good name—either a good name, or their own name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BABTMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 5, Compton-street, Clerkenwell, and am a watch maker. I know the prisoner; I work for him occasionally—I received these parts of watches that have been produced by Mr. Langford from him—they are not in the state that I had them—there were five gold cases, and part of four movements, which were given up to the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what respect were those movements deficient?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Of the top plates, and some of the wheels.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> From whom did you have those You gave up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From Mr. Gray—I was to put them together—I was waiting for the remainder of the ports, to put them together—Mr. Gray said he would bring me the remainder, to put together—I can hardly tell when these were brought to me—he is in the habit of bringing me a great deal of work—I should say I had had them a fortnight or three weeks, or it might be a month—he is in the habit of bringing some work and taking other work away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">John James William Symons, of Gravesend; Edward Parker, a watch find chronometer hand maker, of Seckforde-street; William Whitelock, a</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">jeweller, of Clerkenwell; Thomas Cotton, a watch and chronometer maker, of Red Lion-street; Andrew Page, a gold finisher, of Corporation-row; Benjamin Clarke, a butcher, of Clerkenwell-green; David Whiffin, a baker, of St. John-street-road; John Dix, an undertaker, of Clerkenwell-green; Thomas Par
<lb/>tridge, a jeweller, of Woodbridge-street; William Dewsnap, a cutler, of St. John-square; John Bowley, a publican, of Ray-street; William Kelly, a case gilder, of Red Lion-street; George Groom, a jeweller, of Thavies-inn; and William Wright, a jeweller, of Brewer-street, Clerkenwell, gave the prisoner a good character</hi>.)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury, on account of his</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Previous character</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNET</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Russell Gurney, Esq., and the Seventh Jury</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-128" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUND</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman, and about a month ago was discharged from the ship
<hi rend="italic">City of Manchester</hi>. On that day I went to live at the prisoner's house, No. 1, Shorter's-street, Wellclose-square—on 11th June I pawned my watch for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and paid away all but 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the course of the same day—I had been drinking, and about 2 o'clock in the day I went up to my room to go to sleep—the 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was then in my right waist
<lb/>coat pocket—there were two half crowns, two shillings, and some sixpences—I did not lock my room door—I laid down and went to sleep, and when I got up again I felt for my money, and it wassail gone—I went down, and asked the servant about it—the prisoner was not there, she was down in the kitchen; and in consequence of what the servant had said, I went down and asked the prisoner if she would give me my money back again—she said, "I do not know anything about your money; what do you come to me for?"—I said, "I know you took the money; there is the servant, she tells me she saw you take it; you wanted the servant to go and take it, but she would not"—she then struck the servant hard on the face, it bled, and I went out to the police court directly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> She struck her in the face, and said that she was a liar, did not she?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—except what the girl Esther told me, I know nothing about it—I am not keeping company with Esther; we have only walked to the police court together—I have not walked with her before this matter happened—she knew I had pawned the watch—she was with me then—she walked out in the street with me to pawn it, and she knew I had the money—I had paid 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of it to my mate—I pawned the watch between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning, and she went with me—I did not give her any of the money, nor did she ask me for any—we did not have anything to drink together, nor did I give her anything to drink—she told me that her mistress had asked her to take the money—I had said to her, "Esther, you know where there is a pawn shop; I must awn my watch, because I have no money"—I thought first of pawning it,</p>
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<p>and spoke to her about it—she had not been in my bed room—she had not. been
<hi rend="italic">larking</hi> with me, and dressing up a doll—I know nothing about my mistress ordering her to keep out of my room—the prisoner keeps a sailor's lodging house, and I am one of the lodgers—six of my shipmates lodged there also—there was another man in the same bed room with me when I was asleep—he is not here; he is gone home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Frederick Salmon lodge with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I am Norwegian.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City of Man-chester</hi>. I was lodging at the prisoner's house at the same time as the last witness—I went there on the same day as he did, and lodged there ten days—he paid me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on this day, about 2 o'clock, and then had 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. left—I saw him count his money when he went up stairs, and put it in his waistcoat pocket, and lie down to sleep, and as soon as he went to sleep I went out, and pulled the door to, but did not lock it; there was no look to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-130" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER WEYER</persName> </hi>. I lived as servant to the prisoner, at No. 1, Shorter's-street, Wellelose-square, for a week. Lund and Salmon came to lodge there as soon as I did—I went with Lund to pawn his watch, on a Monday, about 1 o'clock, because he said that he did not like to go by himself—he came back with me, stopped in the house about an hour, and then went out, and came back in half an hour—he said he felt rather tired, and went to lie down—while he was lying down the prisoner went up stairs—I went up about a quarter of an hour afterwards, as was going to have a
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi> with one of the sailors, not this young man—I was dressing up a doll, and I went into the room, and allowed my mistress what 1 was going to do, and she smiled at it—I saw her at Lund's bedside, with her hands in his waist
<lb/>coat pocket; she took out a shilling, and I said, "Do not you take that shilling; he will only miss it, for he counted his money out to one of the other sailors"—she said, "You take one;" I said, "No, God forbid that I should rob the sailors, for they are robbed quite enough; you had better put it back"—she said that she would, and I saw her put her fingers in the pocket, but I do not know that she put the shilling in—presently he came down, and said, "Esther, I have been robbed," and I told him, and when I went into the kitchen, the prisoner struck me on the nose, and made it bleed—I took my things, and went home to my mother—I took none of the money; my mistress wanted me, but I would not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. Do you generally go up into sailors' bed rooms to
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi> with them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but the sailor was rather dull—I thought I could make him rather lively—I dressed up a doll, and went up to have a
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi> with him; not in the same room with Lund, over his head, but I went into Lund's room to show my mistress what I was going to do—I did not know that my mistress was there till I went in—I went into her bed room first, and she was not there, and then she called me, and that was the reason that I went in—I did not expect to find the sailor alone, who I was going to have a
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi> with; there were other mates there, and I was sot going into the room, I was only going to put the dell outside the door—of course, it would not have been proper to have gone in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How came Lund to go to the pawn shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> His watch was in for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; he wanted a few more shillings; he gave me the 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I went and got it out, and said, "I will show you a pawn shop"—it was pawned before by a young woman whom he knew—I do not know her—I had no drink with him—I had been a week in the house—I was not searched—I said to my mis
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<hi rend="italic">done</hi> wrong while I was in the place—the door was always open; it was a cigar shop—I am seventeen years old.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what part of the house did the sailor live, to whom you were going to show the doll?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the top—the house has eight rooms and a kitchen—it was necessary for me to pass Lund's room door—I was at service before I went to the prisoner's, at a coffee shop—I have been doing waistcoat work twelve months—the young woman I went with worked at it too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550702-704-offence-1 t18550702-name-135"/>Thomas Eaton Hewitt</persName>, from his person: Dixey having been before con
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, charging Glyn, Montgomery, and McCarthy, with feloniously harbouring the said John Dixey: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DIXEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-704-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 18.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-704-18550702 t18550702-704-punishment-26"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-136" type="surname" value="HEWITT"/>
<interp inst="t18550702-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS EATON"/>THOMAS EATON HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 9, William-street, Pentonville. On Thursday afternoon, 5th June, I was in West-street, Smithfield, near the Cooper's Arms—there was a fight going on, and I stopped to look at it—Montgomery was fighting—I missed my watch, which had been secured by a guard round my neck, and saw Dixey's hand in the act of letting it go—I laid hold of him, his companions rushed on him, and seized him, and he got away—the fight was all over then—I did not recognise any of those who made the rush on me—I have never found my watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM WICKSON"/>WILLIAM WICKSON JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Samaritan Institu
<lb/>tion, West-street. I was crossing West-street on this afternoon, and saw Montgomery and a female fighting—I saw Mr. Hewitt there, and saw Dixey take his watch—he cried out, "Thief!" three times, and laid hold of Dixey, but he got rescued by the mob—I recognise Montgomery, but not as a person taking part in the rescuing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at No. 85, West Smithfield. I saw the fight between Montgomery and a female, and saw Dixey snatch a watch from Mr. Hewitt's pocket—Mr. Hewitt caught hold of him, and said, "You have got my watch"—he said, "I have not got your watch;" and began to cry—Montgomery then left off fighting, went to the prosecutor, elbowed him, and knocked his hat over his eyes when he had hold of Dixey, and Dixey got away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-139" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PALMER</persName> </hi>. I was clerk at the Samaritan Institution on 7th June. I saw Montgomery fighting with a female in West-street—Dixey and M'Carthy were standing looking on, the same as I was—I heard the prose
<lb/>cutor call "Thief!" and saw him seize Dixey by the collar; the fighting then ceased, and a rush was made on the prosecutor, and Dixey was rescued</p>
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<p>—Montgomery was one of the first to push in to rescue Dixey—I did not see either of the other prisoners take any part in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-140" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ROWE</persName> </hi>. On the day of this fight I lived at No. 57, West Smithfield. I saw a crowd that afternoon, and saw Montgomery and a woman fighting—I saw the prosecutor lay hold of Dixey, and saw a rush made on him by the people, among whom was M'Carthy—I saw him push the gentleman that belonged to the watch away from Dixey.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Carthy. Q.</hi>. Where was the gentleman standing when I pushed him? i. Near the private door of Figgins's—I was standing at the same public ii. house—the policeman did not give me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to come here against you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you have any money given to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—two or three days after the robbery that policeman (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman, No</hi>. 229) gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it was for nothing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why did he give you the 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; did you ask him for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—it was after I was examined before the Magistrate—he said, "Here, my man, here is 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for you."</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-141" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS FREDERICK"/>EDWARD THOMAS FREDERICK HANDCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 229). I took Dixey, M'Carthy, and Glyn into custody; M'Carthy, on the morning of the 12th, about 1 o'clock, in a public house on Holborn-hill; and Glyn, about 6 o'clock, on the evening of the 11th, on Holborn-hill—the boy, Rowe, attended before the Magistrate—we had not done till rather late, and, believing the boy required some refreshment, I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which was all the money I had by me, to get a biscuit.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PRIOR</persName> </hi>. I live at Nov 8, Union-court, Holborn-hill I know Glyn—on Thursday evening, 7th June, at a few minutes after 5 o'clock, I was standing at my door, and saw Glyn come running up George-alley, which leads into Field-lane from Union-court—the prosecutor and an officer then came up, and spoke to me—I told them something, and they went on in the same direction which Glyn took.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Glyn. Q.</hi>. Was there anybody also with me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—you went towards Holborn-hill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-143" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOOBYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 221). I took Montgomery in Field-lane, about 1 o'clock, on 11th June—I attempted to apprehend him in Victoria-street—I put my hand out to lay hold of him, and said, "I want you"—he ran away, and I followed him up Holborn, to Field-lane, overtook him, and took him to the station—I there told him I wanted him, for a robbery of a watch in West-street—he said that he had not had the watch, but he knew who had it—I was in West-street on the 7th, and saw Montgomery come there from Victoria-street—he commenced a fight in West-street—a few minutes after the fight commenced I received information that a gentleman had lost his watch—I ran, and they all dispersed, except Glyn—I pursued him through George-alley and Union-court, but did not succeed in taking. him—I am the officer that Prior spoke to on that occasion—I saw all four prisoners in West-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was not sufficient evidence against Glyn to call upon him for his defence</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Montgomery's Defence</hi>. I know nothing about what Dixey had; I said at the station I knew the man who had it; the officer said, "I want you, for being concerned in that watch;" I said, "I know nothing about it;" he said, "Can you
<hi rend="italic">square me</hi>?" and I have not the least doubt that if I had 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he would have let me go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Carthy's Defence</hi>. I was on the kerb when the prosecutor called out, "Stop thief!" and walked to the corner of Holborn, when I saw two police
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<p>and they saw me again next morning walking down Holborn, but never said anything about the watch robbery till they took me on Monday night.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MONTGOMERY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GLYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCCARTHY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18550702-704-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Montgomery was further charged with leaving been before convicted</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-144" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK MULLINEAUX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). I produce a certifi
<hi rend="italic">read: Central Criminal Court;
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Agar</persName>, Convicted, Oct</hi>. 1851,
<hi rend="italic">of stealing a handkerchief from the person of a man unknown; transported for seven years</hi>)—Montgomery is the party—I was at the trial—he and another man were apprehended for picking a gentleman's pocket on Holborn-hill—he was rescued, and they broke the policeman's leg; he has walked on crutches ever since—Montgomery has been out on a ticket of leave about two months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.* Aged 21.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-704-18550702 t18550702-704-punishment-27"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY THORNE</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18550702-705-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, stealing 2 casks of tamarinds, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18550702-705-offence-1 t18550702-name-148"/>James Strange Jones</persName>: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BODDY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18550702-705-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-705-18550702 t18550702-705-punishment-28"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18550702-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-149" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STEWARD</persName> </hi>. On Wednesday, 10th June, I was standing in Lower Thames-street, about 9 o'clock in the morning—Thorne came up to me and asked if I wanted a job; I said, "Yes," and went with him a little way—we came up to an empty truck; he told me to take it and go to the bottom of Harp-lane—he then brought me a paper (which I delivered to Boddy), and directed me where to go—he said that I was to take the goods, which I was to have in a few minutes, to Mr. Peacock, and told me to go to the bottom of Harp-lane and wait there, and perhaps I might be beckoned by a man—I walked up Harp-lane, and saw Boddy standing at a door; he asked me for the paper, and said, "Come in here;" into Mr. Jones's warehouse—he pointed out a cask and said, "That is one"—I rolled it to the bottom of Harp-lane to the truck, and went back for some more—Boddy helped me—I did not meet Thorne again, but I took the cask at his direction to Mr. Peacock, in Vine-street, and returned the truck to the place where I found it, having gone back and fetched the second cask—I then went back to be paid for my labour, but could not find the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This was 10 o'clock in the morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Soon after 9 o'clock—there was a lad at Mr. Jones's premises, and Boddy stood at the door—he unlocked the warehouse after I got there, and showed me the cask—I did not know where to go to look for them, and I went straight back to Mr. Jones's—I thought Boddy was a servant of the premises, and expected to find him there to be paid for the job, and not finding him, I communicated with Mr. Jones—this appeared to me to be a perfectly regular transaction—I do not know who the truck belonged to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-150" type="given" value="JAMES STRANGE"/>JAMES STRANGE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a spice dealer of St. Dunstan's-hill—Boddy has been in my service as an occasional porter—I did not give him instruc
<lb/>tions to remove these two casks—I saw them safe on the day before—these are them—they are my property—I have never had dealings with Mr. Peacock—Thorne has frequently been to my warehouse to solder tins in the way of his business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. Did not Thorne come to your premises voluntarily when Boddy was in custody?
<hi rend="italic"> A</hi>. He understood that I was making inquiry for him, and came, and was given into custody—he said to Boddy, "What a nice mess you have got me into," and Boddy held down his head and said nothing—I said that I feared there was no case against Thorne, and</p>
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<p>allowed him to be discharged; and at 12 o'clock on the same day he went to the Mansion House to give evidence as a witness—the Magistrate though t it better that it should be investigated here, and he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18550702-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18550702-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18550702-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES GREEN"/>JAMES GREEN PEACOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a dry salter of No. 7, Circus, in the Minories. On 17th June, Thorne called on me and said he had some tamarinds to sell—he promised to bring me up a sample—he sent me this card by his lad—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "June 14th. Dear Sir,—I shall not be able to come on account of the great influx of business, but shall be glad to see you this morning. Yours, Thorne.")—in consequence of that I went to Thorne's place, and he gave me a sample of tamarinds—I said if they were like the sample, I would give him 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them—on the following day the tamarinds were delivered at my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi>. This note is on the back of one of his cards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have had dealings with him before, and thought it was in the usual course of trade—he is a very respectable man—I have not known him to have dealings with other people—I should say that he has bought and sold to Mr. Deresly, of Thames-street—he carried on a Respectable business at No. 76, Lower Thames-street—I have bought tamarinds of him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If you know him tell us his trade?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Tinman and general dealer—I have seen grocery and fish in his shop, and I bought tamarinds of him about a month before—I do not know who delivered these tamarinds—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to put in the statement made by Boddy before the Magistrate, in the pretence of Thorne, before Thorne was called upon, to which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">consent