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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARDEN, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SIOT JUDKINS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN MARINAS BICKER"/>JOHN MARINAS BICKER CAARTEN</persName> </hi>, Esq. (Barrister-at-law). I have with me some papers in a cause of Clark
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Judkins, which was referred to me for arbitration—I produce the particulars of demand in the action, and one letter; that is the only letter—this is the order of reference—I have not got the summons—on 12th Nov. there was a meeting, at which the defendant was examined—he was sworn on the New Testament—I produce the papers which are in my possession, but I would take his Lordship's opinion whether I am bound to give any evidence of what took place, before me as arbitrator; I believe it has been held that it is a matter for the arbitrator's discretion, and, if he wishes it, the Court will not compel him to give any information of any thing that transpires before him—I think there is a case to that effect in 3 Carrington and Payne; besides, this can be proved by other witnesses—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the evidence must be given, the note taken by the arbitrator being the best and most satisfactory evidence of what passed before him</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Refreshing your memory by your note, are you able to tell us what evidence the defendant gave?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This lasted over eight meetings, occupying a great number of hours on each occasion, a great number of wit
<lb/>nesses being examined; and I certainly should not like to pledge myself as to any particular evidence that was given—I see what I have here, and I have no doubt it is correct—my note is, "I know Wright—I know nothing</p>
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<p>except from hearsay; I have no knowledge of any transaction with Mr. Wright"—I have not the words, "in any way"—that is the whole of the examination, with respect to Wright's account, on that occasion—in his re-examination he said, "The letter of 7th March, 1857, I have only seen to-day."</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES BARNARD"/>JAMES BARNARD SECKER</persName> </hi>. I am a law stationer. I was employed by Mr. Greaves, a law stationer, of Castle Street, to take notes of the evidence on this reference, on one day only; that was on 12th Nov.—I heard the defendant examined with respect to Wright's account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are those the original minutes that you took?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are; they are not in short-hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Read it.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> "I do not know any thing about Wright's account, except by hearsay; I have no knowledge of any trans
<lb/>action with Wright in any way."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any communication with Mr. Clark before you went to take notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I had, before entering Mr. Caarten's chambers—he told me that he wanted me to take notes in this matter—he did not say that he hoped to be able to prosecute Mr. Judkins for perjury, nothing of the kind—he said he wished to have a copy of the evidence—to my knowledge, no person was present when this conversation took place—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that this evidence was too slight to sustain the allegation of perJury.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; also, 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; which he had received on account of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY TAYLOR</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">and received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-14" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RALPH</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Younghusband, a carrier, of the Old Bailey. These studs (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine; I had them in my coat pocket, about 9th or 10th Jan., which I left in the office—I missed them three or four days afterwards—I saw them next at the Fortune of War public house, at the corner of Giltspur Street—Mr. Younghusband gave the prisoner into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TALFOURD SALTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you in the habit of leaving your coat every night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the place where it was hanging does not communicate with the yard; you go out of the yard up a flight of stairs—I was in the habit of putting the studs into my pocket, and therefore, I presume, I had them there—I do not recollect putting them there on that</p>
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<p>particular occasion—I cannot say whether they might not have been dropped in the stable yard—it is near a cab stand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do the carters come into the office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, unless it is to ask a question—the prisoner was able to go into the office at any time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with him, and it was exhibited in the bar—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a raffle paper, representing the studs as the property of Mr. Bolton</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Might he have said that he picked them up
<hi rend="italic">by</hi> the cab stand in the Old Bailey?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he said, "I have picked them up
<hi rend="italic">at</hi> the cab stand in the Old Bailey."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 257). On 1st Feb., I took the prisoner into custody—I told him the charge—he said that he found the studs in Mr. Younghusband's yard, No. 23, Old Bailey—he gave me his correct address.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-288-offence-1 t18580222-name-19"/>Joseph Taylor Younghusband</persName>, the master of Bolton.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-20" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUTSON</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 18, Toogood's Rents, Holborn, and work occasionally for Mr. Younghusband, in the Old Bailey. On Thursday, 21st Jan., between 8 and 9 o'clock in the morning, I was working in one of his lofts, waiting till my mate came out from breakfast—I could see from there into the stable, and saw the prisoner there; Bolton was sweeping the manger—he took a four bushel sack and filled it with corn and chaff out of the manger, and put it on the fore part of a wagon which Chapman was the driver of; but I did not know his name—I saw Chapman give some silver and halfpence into Bolton's hands—Bolton did not see me, but on the follow
<lb/>ing Monday he told me to come up and clean the stable out, and he would give me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and while I was doing so, he said, "Did
<hi rend="italic">Stumpey</hi> take notice of that sack of corn that was on the fore part of the wagon?" I said that I did not know—he said, "If he got up and looked at it he would have
<hi rend="italic">bowled me out</hi>."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TALFOURD SALTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what time was this conversation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning; the men were not there then—I had not told Bolton any thing about what I had seen—I told my tale at the police station, and also at Guildhall—I told
<hi rend="italic">Stumpey</hi> on the Saturday, ten days afterwards, what I had seen Bolton do—
<hi rend="italic">Stumpey</hi> was there till the 30th, but I am only there now and then, two days a week; Thursday and Saturday are my days—I had been there between the day Bolton took the chaff and the day I told
<hi rend="italic">Stumpey</hi>, but I did not tell him before, because I waited to see my master—I have not been accused of stealing corn—there are other men there, but they could not go to the stable—the corn was taken from the manger in the stable—this was market morning, and the men did not come to work till 9 o'clock—
<hi rend="italic">Stumpey</hi> was engaged with me, and would be with me when I was cutting chaff in the loft—no one was with me on this occasion—
<hi rend="italic">Stumpey</hi> expected to come to me at the time the manger</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Stumpey</hi> was expected to come back—from the stable to the loft you have to go up stairs by Mr. Younghusband's office—I was looking down the place where they put the hay up, and could see all over the stable—I was sitting down, and I could see the faces of the men in the stable, and they could see mine if they were looking that way—Bolton never turned round towards me at all; he kept his back to me all the time—it is usual to sweep the manger night and morning—nothing is put into the manger but hay and corn—I had known Bolton about three weeks—I have been there ten or twelve weeks—I cannot say how long he has been there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After this conversation, did you see your master for some days?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not tell him at all; I told the man who cuts the chaff.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Chapman. Q.</hi> Do you remember my coming into the public house and asking you whether you wanted a job for half an hour?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I had never seen you before—I went and helped you to load the dung, and you gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-21" type="given" value="JOSEPH TAYLOR"/>JOSEPH TAYLOR YOUNGHUSBAND</persName> </hi>. I am a carrier in the Old Bailey. Bolton was my night watchman and horse keeper, and was employed in the stable—Chapman came from parties who contracted with me to take away manure; he had no right to take any thing else—Bolton had no right to give him corn or chaff.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you seen Chapman in the yard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, engaged in loading manure—Bolton has been with me seventeen or eighteen months as watchman—
<hi rend="italic">Stumpey</hi> has been some time with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, of East Ham. Chapman was in my employ—I sent him every Thursday to Mr. Younghusband's for manure—on Thursday, Jan. 21st, I saw him return; he threw his bait sack off the wagon just as I walked into the yard—I asked him what he had got there; he said that it was part of his bait, that he had put his horses into the stable of Mr. Younghusband, and there was some chaff and stuff in the manger which they ate, and they did not want his bait.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is the distance from your place to his?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nine or ten miles—no one else was sent with him—he has been with me about three months—there was not a bushel of bait in the sack when he brought it home, therefore it could not be what was stolen from Mr. Young
<hi rend="italic">Chapman</hi>. There were two bushels, I dare say.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give him money to pay for the manure at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, and the bait he takes from home with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HUTSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that he filled the corn and chaff into the sack; was the sack full?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Chapman's Defence.</hi> What the man gave me I took innocently, and gave it to my horses.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>my mark, "Y.S.," which means Younghusband and Son—they are pieces of my harness, and have been wrenched off—these envelopes have "Great Western Railway, Superintendent's Office," upon them—they are supplied to me as agent, and were kept in my desk, in my office—it was not the prisoner's duty to be in the office at night, but he came in in the morning to light the fires.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TALFOURD SALTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many envelopes are there here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eighteen—there are only three agents besides myself—I have used harness with these marks on it eight or nine years—I have had harness worn out during that period, but we always remove the brass on our own premises when we sell the harness—these pieces belong to a back band—this is a very old piece, but here is a very new piece—this piece does not suggest to me that it has belonged to old harness; the initials look new, and I should say it is nearly a new plate—I have forty men in my employ—I have never seen pieces of brass lying about the yard—the pieces, when taken off the harness, are put into my office—the harness maker takes them off and gives them to me—these are a superior sort of envelopes, and I have been particularly careful of them, and never left them on my desk to my knowledge—on 30th Jan. the prisoner was suspended when I paid him his wages, and the things were found at his house on the following Monday night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you suspend him on Saturday night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in consequence of a quantity of property being stolen—I never sold any brass, but my father has; he died last June.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you lock your desk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Generally; I might have left it open by accident—I found no attempt to break it open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 257). I took the prisoner into custody at 7 o'clock on Monday evening; he told me he lived at No. 3, Perry Street, Somers Town.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was he when he told yon that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the Smithfield station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 271). On 21st Feb., I went to No. 3, Perry Street, Somers Town, and in the first floor front room I found the things produced, the envelopes in a drawer, and the brass in a bundle, in a cupboard in the same room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there a woman there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she represented herself as his wife, and there was a child there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-28" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JARY</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of No. 3, Perry Street, Somers Town—the room described by Bailey was occupied by the prisoner up to the time of his being taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seven or eight years; he lived with me five years and a half, and went from me to Mr. Younghusband's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he in your employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he lodged with me, and I always believed him to be an honest, respectable man, and for what I know, he was in respectable employment. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness having made this statement</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following witness at an earlier stage of the case than usual):—</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-29" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 10). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "James Bolton, Convicted, Feb. 1852, of stealing a sack of oats of his master; Confined five months")—</hi>The prisoner is the person.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Mr. Younghusband stated that he had been robbed to the extent of </hi>70
<hi rend="italic">l. during January alone, and that the prisoner was the only watchman on duty at night</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-290-offence-1 t18580222-name-31"/>Charles Cox</persName> and another,</rs> to which she
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">There were two similar indictments against the prisoner, to which she pleaded</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">for the prisoner, stated that she had already been sen
<lb/>tenced by a Magistrate on those charges, which was the reason she pleaded Not Guilty to them. Samuel Henry Taylor, her brother-in-law, gave her a good character, stated that her husband had deserted her and her child, and that her father would take care of her in future.—Judgment Respited</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</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="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAILEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-37" type="given" value="BEALE FREDERICK"/>BEALE FREDERICK FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and reside in Amherst Road, Hackney. I have a place of business in the city. On 2nd Feb., I was re
<lb/>turning from my place of business to the neighbourhood of my own residence—it was about half-past 7 o'clock—there were lamps lighted, and it was a very light night in consequence of the great fall of snow—Amherst Road is a very wide road, and winds round with a gradual curve—I saw the prisoner coming—I should say I saw him 150 yards off—I was near a turn when the prisoner came parallel with me—he was on the same footpath with me, and within a yard of me, and he turned and fired a pistol at me, as he was in the act of passing me—I felt my jaw struck, and three of my teeth were knocked out—I had never seen the prisoner before—I put my hand to my face, and the prisoner stood there while I did so—I cried "Police!" and the prisoner ran away, and I pursued him—he did not stop to assist me—he was taken by a policeman very shortly afterwards—I am sure the prisoner turned slightly towards me when he fired—I had not spoken to him—nothing had passed between us—we had not knocked against one another—I do not think any one was by at the time—I cannot say that I saw the pistol—the prisoner never uttered a word—when I found I was shot, I called "Police!" and he ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 432). I was on duty in Amherst Road, I heard the discharge of a pistol—I was proceeding in that direction, and met the prisoner running, pursued by Mr. French—I stopped the prisoner, and Mr. French came up and charged him with shooting him—I took the prisoner to the station, and Mr. French came and made the charge—I was about to go back, as Mr. French told me he saw him throw something away, but the prisoner put his hand into his left trousers pocket, took out this pistol, and said, "Here it is; there is nothing thrown away"—I cautioned the prisoner that any thing he might say would be taken down in writing, and might be used in evidence against him—he said he was only trying the pistol—I found</p>
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<p>on him a knife, powder, some shot and percussion caps—I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask the prisoner his name and address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and he gave them correctly—he was perfectly sober—he was excited—he had been running very fast.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-39" type="surname" value="WILLIAMSON"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-39" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police inspector, N</hi>). I was at Hackney station when the prisoner was brought there—I took the charge—I gave him the usual caution—he said, "I quarrelled with my mother, and came out to try the pistol, but I did not intend to shoot the gentleman; I did not see him coming round the corner"—I am not well acquainted with the place where this took place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-40" type="surname" value="TOMKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-40" type="given" value="CHARLES JOSEPH"/>CHARLES JOSEPH TOMKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and live in Medina Villas. On 2nd Feb., a little before 8 o'clock the prosecutor was brought to me—I examined him; he was bleeding profusely from the lower lip and jaw; after washing his face, I found the marks of seventeen shots on the right side of the lower jaw and cheek; some of them had lodged in his face, one or more had perforated his jaw, three teeth had been broken short off in the lower jaw, one shot had separated the gum from the jaw, and had lodged in the opposite side—the shots produced are of the same size as the one I extracted—the wound was a severe one—I saw the marks of powder on the right side of his cheek and nose—they were very much marked with powder—I think the pistol must have been fired off very close to him, still the contents of the pistol were scattered about wide—in all probability the injury had been inflicted by a pistol like this—I did not apprehend that the prosecutor was in danger, he was in very great pain—there was very great loss of blood—if erysipelas comes on it may be dangerous.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are these shots large enough to kill a person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—if the wound had been a little lower down it would have gone into the carotid artery, and if a little higher it might have gone into the temple.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM POCOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the spot where this took place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there is no corner there; it is a gentle curve; no person could be concealed from another at the distance of one yard, nor at the dis
<lb/>tance of ten yards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi> "I did not intend to do it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character for kindness and humanity</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-292-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18580222-292-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-292-18580222 t18580222-292-punishment-8"/>Confined Two Years</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMBE</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-293-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 handkerchief, value 3
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<persName id="t18580222-name-42" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-293-offence-1 t18580222-name-42"/>William Price</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-43" type="surname" value="PRICE"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Stock Exchange. On 19th Feb., I was in Angel Court, Throgmorton Street, about half past 2 o'clock; just passing through the gateway, I found some one very close behind me, which excited my suspicion—I put my hand to my pocket, to see if every thing was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure that you had put it into your pocket again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I feel sure of it in my own mind—I had a coat on with a pocket outside, at the side, but it runs a little backwards—I do not believe I left my handkerchief hanging out; I always put it quite in—I have never said that he touched me on the shoulder, but he said that he did; I will not swear that he did not—he instantly presented it to me, on my turning round; there was no hesitation on his part, as if he was trying to conceal it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What induced you to feel your pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Finding somebody closer to me than he ought to be—I was rather hurrying along, and therefore could not account for anybody being behind me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-44" type="surname" value="NOTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-44" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS NOTLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 665). The prisoner was given into my custody by Mr. Price—I asked him how he came to take the handkerchief; he said he saw it hanging out of the gentleman's pocket, and he thought he would lose it, and took it out, and gave it to him—I asked where he lived; he said, "I refuse my address."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-45" type="surname" value="PRICE"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRICE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is my handkerchief.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-293-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-293-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was farther charged with having been before convicted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Mansion House, July, 1857; Francis Gates, Convicted, on his own confession, of stealing a handkerchief from the person; Confined six months"</hi>)—I had him in cus
<lb/>tody—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH PRICE</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580222-294-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-294-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, Breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-47" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-294-offence-1 t18580222-name-47"/>Frederick Collins</persName>, and stealing therein 30 lbs. weight of gutta percha, value 3
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-48" type="surname" value="BARNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BARNARD</persName> </hi>. I keep a gutta percha warehouse, at No. 257, Totten
<lb/>ham Court Road. On 8th Feb., some person came to me to know whether I would buy some gutta percha; I asked him to leave me a sample, to see whether it was good, as an excuse, and in the mean time, by going to the station, I found out who had lost it—on the 9th, about 7 o'clock, the prisoner came, and said that he had brought the gutta percha that some one had been a little before to know if I would buy—he produced some; this is some of it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I had a policeman there, who took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know who the other person was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but we cannot find him—he only brought three or four soles on the 9th; I said that I would buy them, and in an hour afterwards the prisoner came with some—the policeman was in the parlour at the back of the shop—I was in the centre of the shop when I spoke to the prisoner; the conversation lasted perhaps five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-49" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-49" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in leather and gutta percha, at No. 7, Little Earl Street, Seven Dials—I know the prisoner; he was in the service of Mr. Dyer. On Saturday, 6th Feb., I and my wife were aroused by a knocking at the door, at a little before 6 o'clock, and, on coming down, I found the glass broken and the shutter removed from the top window; the bolt had been forced out—some gutta percha had been lying within reach of this glass; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); it is my property—I know them by chalk marks on them—I lost thirty pounds weight, value about 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and other articles, to the amount of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you only know the prisoner by sight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is all—Mr. Dyer is a leather seller, of Queen Street, Seven Dials—I also lost eyelet pliers, punches, and a number of articles connected with the shoe trade.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-50" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PETHERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police inspector, E</hi>). About 7 o'clock on this night, I went to Mr. Barnard's shop, in Tottenham Court Road, and in a few minutes the prisoner came in with a bag of gutta percha; this is some of it—I came out, took him into custody, and asked him how he came in possession of it—he said that a tall man had employed him to bring it from Camden Town—he gave his address at the station, which I found to be correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-294-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">REBECCA ELLIOTT</hi> (36)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-295-18580222" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-295-18580222" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="def2-295-18580222" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def2-295-18580222" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">AMELIA SMITH</hi> (30)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18580222-295-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> stealing 1 pair of boots, value 15
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<persName id="t18580222-name-53" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-53" type="surname" value="SAMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-53" type="given" value="EMILY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-295-offence-1 t18580222-name-53"/>Emily Sam
<lb/>mons</persName>; and other goods, value 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18580222-name-54" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-54" type="surname" value="CLANCHY"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-54" type="given" value="DANIEL THOMAS LYONS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-295-offence-1 t18580222-name-54"/>Daniel Thomas Lyons Clanchy</persName>, in his dwelling house.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-55" type="surname" value="WREFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WREFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Citypolice sergeant</hi>, 54.) On 9th Feb., I was on duty in Cutler Street, City, between 12 and 1 o'clock at noon, with Baker, and saw the two prisoners—we pursued them and got up to them under an archway in Cutler Street; Baker laid hold of Smith, who had the plate; Elliott was proceeding on—I then took Smith; Baker went and took Elliott—Smith had something under her arm, under her shawl—I examined the bundle at the station; it contained this silver tea pot, toast rack, cruet stand, decanter stand, and a variety of things.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say Elliott was proceeding on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She was, merely at the same pace that she was going before; Smith was stopped, and she walked on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-56" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 635). I was with Wreford on duty in Cutler Street, on 9th Feb., between 12 and 1 o'clock—from information I received I went in pursuit of the prisoners—I saw them and a man come out of a court in Cutler Street—they saw me and turned back; they were coming towards me—I ran after them; I took Smith and gave her to Wreford while I went after Elliott and took her into custody in the Clothes Exchange, and took her to the station—I charged her with the unlawful possession of the things—she said the woman had picked them up—I asked her where—she said in some street, but she did not know the name of the street—Smith gave her address at No. 8, James Street, Kensington, and Elliott in Fulham fields, but she did not know what street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi> (for
<hi rend="italic">Elliott). Q.</hi> Did Smith say anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She said she picked it up—I afterwards found this blanket at Mr. Hamp
<lb/>stead's, a pawnbroker at Hammersmith.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-57" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-57" type="surname" value="BOWYER"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-57" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BOWYER</persName> </hi>. I am a searcher at the Bishopsgate police station—I searched the prisoners when they were brought there—on Smith I found this silver mustard spoon and four duplicates; I found nothing on Elliott.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-58" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-58" type="surname" value="SAMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-58" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SAMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am cook in the employ of Mr. Clanchy, of No. 5, Campden Hill Road, Kensington. On Tuesday morning, 9th Feb., I came down stairs at 8 o'clock, and saw that the table cloth was off the table in the breakfast parlour, the area door wide open, the sideboard cupboard open, and the plate all gone; this is it; it is all my master's property—I had known Smith for about six weeks previous to the robbery—I have employed her occasion
<lb/>ally to wash my dresses, nothing more—I saw her last on 4th Feb.—I can</p>
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<p>swear to this blanket, it is my master's property; it had been on the kitchen chair before the fire; it had come home from the wash the night before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are they silver or plated goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The cruet stand is silver, and the spoon also; the others are plated.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-59" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAMPSTEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, in King Street, Hammersmith. On Tuesday morning, 9th Feb., the two prisoners came to my shop, about 8 o'clock—they were not together, they were in separate departments—Smith offered me this spoon for sale, and told me she had a quantity more plate, would I buy it—she held up a parcel, it sounded like plate, but I did not look at it—I asked how she came by it—she said she had found it—I told her she had better take it to the station house—before that she produced this blanket and table cover, which I bought of her for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I sold the table cover on that same day—I asked Elliott what she wanted there; she said she was waiting for a person—that was all she said—no business transaction took place with her—the two women left the shop; when they got to the door Elliott was going to part, but Smith asked her to come on, and have something to drink—my foreman watched them—I saw them leave my shop together, and speak to one another at the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you have known Elliott for sometime?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I should say about eighteen years—her husband is a brick maker, what is called a moulder—I never knew any thing against her—she has borne the character of an honest, industrious woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see Elliott come into your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say that I did, or Smith either—it was very early in the morning—I had only just come into the shop; I came down and found them both there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-60" type="given" value="DANIEL THOMAS LYONS"/>DANIEL THOMAS LYONS CLANCHY</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 5, Campden Hill Road, Kensington—this plate is my property; it is worth about 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—my servant came up in the morning, and alarmed me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I had not been down in the morning pre
<lb/>vious to 8 o'clock—I had not seen the property safe that morning; I had seen it at 10 o'clock the night before—I was the first down in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> I was going to Hampstead on the morning of the 9th to meet a person about some work, about 8 o'clock in the morning; as I was going along I saw a bundle on a bank, I picked it up, it was very heavy; I was speaking to Elliott; she said she had got some work to take home, and went away with her basket; while she was gone, I opened the bundle and found what it contained; I tied it up in a smaller parcel; Elliott returned to me, she accompanied me to Mr. Hampstead's, where I am well known, and where I have been in the habit of pledging for the last fifteen or sixteen years, and he never knew any thing wrong of me; I told him I found the bundle of plate, and showed him the spoon; he said it was very good; I put the blanket and table cover on the table and asked 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them; he wrote a ticket for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I said the ticket was of no use to me, and I left it there; he gave me 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I left the shop, in company with Elliott; I asked her to have something to drink; I was afraid to take the plate to the station house, in case I should be taken in custody, and thought I had better keep it; Elliott did not know what the bundle contained; I went on the road to Hoxton, and Elliott went with me, as she knew the way; but she took the wrong road, which brought us out where the policemen apprehended us; as we were going along, two men who looked like Jews, knocked against me, and the plate rattled; they said, "What have you got here?" I said, "Nothing"—they said, "Come in here, and we will buy it;" I would not sell it, and went on, and I suppose because I would not sell it they gave information to the police,</p>
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<p>for two or three minutes afterwards I was taken into custody; I am innocent; I found the plate; I did not intend to dispose of it; I have a large family, and my husband has been eighteen years in a good situation; I had no cause to do such a thing; if I had stolen the property I should not have taken it to a pawnbroker's, where I was known.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have known Smith some years, almost as long as I have known Elliott—I can not say whether I knew where she lived; I have known her by sight quite seventeen years—I did not know exactly where Elliott lived; I knew it was somewhere close in the neigh
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-66" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH EDGES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I have been a porter in the service of Mr. Barnett, a gun maker, in the Minories, for about two years—I have pleaded guilty to stealing some brass—there was a great quantity of it loose about the factory, and it was a very great temptation to anybody—I had been told by Mr. Barnett to knock some stocks off, and this was the remainder of it—I took it to Mr. Warren and sold it—I only went there once; it was twice in one evening—the first time, I think I took about eighteen pounds; but I will not be certain—he did not ask me any questions when I took the first lot; I swear that—I took the second lot about a quarter of an hour afterwards; he did not ask me any questions then—he paid me 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the two quantities—I did not tell him where I got it from.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not that a fair price for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I have known Warren about three months—I do not know how long he has been in business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is Warren?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A marine store dealer—I knew him by living close by.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COPPIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 379.) On the evening of 11th Feb., I was in Charles Street—I know Warren's shop, No. 1, Princes Street, which leads into Charles Street—I saw a female, who I have since ascertained to be his wife, leave the shop; I saw Warren, at that time, standing just inside the door; he was a short distance from me, perhaps fifteen yards—I followed her up to Charles Street, Waterloo Road, Mile End New Town—she was carry-something very heavy underneath her shawl—I asked her what she had got; I examined it; it was a quantity of brass—I sent her with the brass to the station house by a constable—before doing that, I had some conversation with her—I then went back to Warren's shop; he was then closing his door—I asked him whether he had bought any brass to-day, of any description; he said, "Yes, I bought about three farthings worth"—I asked him how long it was since his wife was there; he said, "Two hour"—I said, "Are you sure of that?" he said, "Yes"—I said, "Has she taken any brass away from here?" he said, "No"—I said, "Then if she has told me she has just brought some brass away from here, she has told me an untruth?" he said, "Yes "—I said, "Your wife has gone to the station, you had better come on with me;" he said, "Very well"—as we were going along he said, "I bought the brass my wife has got, of a man that lives in Charles Street, a gunsmith; he did not give me any name; he told me the house."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known Warren?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should</p>
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<p>say about three months—I think that is about the time he has been in busi
<lb/>ness—I cannot say what he was before—I was not absent from his shop more than five minutes before I returned—I was not laying any trap for him—I did not ask these questions to see if I could catch him out in a falsehood—I never laid a trap for any man in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-68" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SHERIDAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 433.) I was with Coppin on 11th Feb.—I stopped Warren's wife—I saw the metal, and saw it weighed—there was twenty-four pounds.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARNETT</persName> </hi>. I have a partner; I carry on business in the Minories—Edges has been in my employment about two years, as porter—some months ago, I told him to break up some old muskets—he had access to that metal—this is the description of metal; I have every reason to believe that it is my property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Warren's statement before the Magistrate was read as follows</hi>:—"This man came to me about 8 o'clock last night with seventeen pounds of brass, and asked me what I gave for old brass; I said 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound; he said he had bought a lot of old gun stocks of his master, and had knocked them off; in about a quarter of an hour afterwards he came with six pounds more, and I paid him 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I should not have bought it, only he said he knocked it off the old gun stocks he bought of his master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Warren received a good character</hi>.)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Receiving—Recommended to mercy by the Jury, it being his first offence.—
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-72" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RAWDING</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor of No. 8, Holywell Lane. On 29th Jan., I went to bed about 12 o'clock at night, having fastened the doors and windows myself—I was alarmed next morning, at a little before 6 o'clock, and found the back parlour window open—I went down the court, and found some things of mine put on a costermonger's barrow—they had been safe the previous night—I missed thirty-eight pairs of trousers, four rolls of stuff to make into trousers, a roll of moleskin, two jackets, and five other pairs of trousers; these (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I was not on the wall; my feet were on the barrow, and my arms on the wall; he said, "What do you want here?" I said, "Two men</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. You were on the wall—you said, "It is all right,
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, you know a thing or two."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 197). On the morning of 30th Jan., I was on duty in the neighbourhood of Swan Yard, Shoreditch, and heard a a cry of "Stop thief!"—I saw the prisoner running, without his coat, in a direction from whence the cry proceeded—I stopped him, took him back into Shoreditch, and then into Holywell Lane to the last witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows</hi>: "I am guilty; it is my first offence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am guilty of the man taking hold of me on the wall, but nothing else.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 47,878 a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 24,177, and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—the dates are not entered in this book—after cheques are cashed they are taken away by another clerk, and entered by the ledger keeper, and are finally written into the pass books of the customers by a junior clerk, the cheques are then put into the pocket of the pass books and returned to the customers with the pass books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in the habit of paying Messrs. Mockford's cheques?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ever since I have been at the counter, about ten years—I know the signature perfectly well—I had no doubt about the signature to this cheque at the time I paid it—I cannot tell how many other persons have come to the counter from Messrs. Mockford, as cheques are frequently presented by strangers—I do not recognize any clerk of Messrs. Mockford's in particular, but I do not give up the pass book—I should recognize the prisoner as the clerk, if he came for the pass book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-78" type="surname" value="MOCKFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE SHARPE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE SHARPE MOCKFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, of Kennett's Wharf. On 1st Jan., this year, I went into partnership with Mr. Mesnard—the prisoner has been in my employment five or six years—his duty, among other things, before 1st Jan., was to take charge of the cheque book, and he invariably went to the bank for me—I bank at the London Joint Stock Bank—after Jan., Mr. Mesnard was to keep the cheque book, but the prisoner still went to the bank as before, and brought me the pass book occasionally—I have one other clerk, Mr. Poisson; his duties were chiefly to attend to the French correspondence—the prisoner kept the cheque book until Mr. Mesnard was initiated into the business—before 1st Jan., the prisoner filled up the cheques for my signature, and after that, Mr. Mesnard, but sometimes the prisoner—the bank honours my signature alone—I had my pass book on Monday, 18th Jan., and again on 27th Jan.—the prisoner was at business on the 19th, and was in and out all day on business—he left on the 22nd, on a plea of illness—when I looked at the pass book on the 27th, I discovered an entry, "1051, 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 19th Jan."—I had not signed a cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on that day, but I had about that date; I cannot say when, because I have not got my cheque book here, but it was paid on the following day—(
<hi rend="italic">The cheque book was sent for</hi>)—the only two cheques for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that I had drawn in Jan.,</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185802220014"/>
<p>were one on the 16th and one on the 20th—when I came into the counting house, the prisoner had either got the cheque book in his hand, or it was on the table by my side—on seeing this entry, my partner looked into the pocket of the pass book, in my presence, but there was no cheque answering to the entry of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and no other cheque was missing—the prisoner was absent on a plea of illness when I discovered the entry—I had given him injunctions to keep the cheque book in the safe, and the returned cheques also, according to their dates.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-79" type="surname" value="MESNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-79" type="given" value="CHARLES LEONARD"/>CHARLES LEONARD MESNARD</persName> </hi>. I have been in partnership with Mr. Mock
<lb/>ford since the beginning of this year. On 18th Jan., as well as I recollect, I sent the prisoner for the pass book, and again on the 27th, and gave him a cheque to get cashed at the bank—I went out, and he had returned when I came back—my attention was afterwards directed by the prisoner to the pass book, in my office; I asked him if he had brought the pass book, and he pointed to it; I did not take it up immediately—about half an hour after
<lb/>wards, the prisoner told me that he felt very unwell, and, if I had nothing particular for him to do, he should like to go—I told him he might go, and he went—while he was away, I took up the pass book and examined it; I noticed the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque of the 19th almost immediately—I found a debit of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. against me—I examined the pocket of the book, but found no cheque corresponding to that amount; all the other cheques were there—I saw the prisoner next morning, and told him I wanted the return cheque from the bank, corresponding to the amount in the pass book—he looked a little confused, and said, "I have not got it; I know nothing about it"—he made two or three answers—he spoke to me during the day several times about it, and I spoke to him—I had then been to the bank to make inquiries, and I told him that the cheque had been changed for notes; he made no reply, but some time afterwards he told me, that if the cheque had been exchanged for gold, he did not see how we could trace it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-80" type="surname" value="VERNON"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-80" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM VERNON</persName> </hi>. About 19th Jan., in the beginning of the week, I was supping with the prisoner in Holbom, and I changed this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for him—I endorsed my name on it, and paid it away—I had no other 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Articled clerk to a solicitor—it is not the first 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note I have had in my possession—I know it was about a month ago, and about 11 o'clock at night, at some oyster rooms—there was nothing to call my attention to the date of the 19th—it might have been three or four days earlier, but not a week—I do not know when I was first spoken to on the subject; a detective came to the office a week or two ago—I kept the note till next morning, or it may have been a day after, and gave it to a clerk in the office, who cashed it for me—I will not swear that it was not three days after—the clerk's name is Morton; he is not here—I am clerk to Messrs. Water and Burn.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-81" type="surname" value="PRIMROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-81" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PRIMROSE</persName> </hi>. I supped with Vernon and the prisoner, about the middle of Jan., and saw Vernon give the prisoner change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-82" type="surname" value="PICKERING"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-82" type="given" value="JOSEPH TWINEY"/>JOSEPH TWINEY PICKERING</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Joint Stock Bank. It is my duty to make up the customer's pass books—these figures on the debit side of this pass book, on 19th Jan., are in my writing; I copied them from the cheque, which I then put into the pocket of the book—I cannot recollect putting it there, because we have some hundreds in the course of the morning; but I must have put it there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The only thing that makes you believe so is, that it is your practice to do so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but because I have entered it in the book.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you think, if you had departed from your usual practice, you should have remembered it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the cheque has not been looked for since, at the bank, to my knowledge—after I have put the cheques into the pass books, I give them to the ledger keeper, and they are put into pigeon holes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-83" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-83" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a ledger keeper at the London Joint Stock Bank. It is my duty to tick off entries in the pass books—this is my tick in this pass book, against this 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that proves that it corresponded with the ledger—I afterwards placed the book, to be given up when application was made for it—I do not look at the cheques in the pocket, unless the ledger and pass book disagree.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you put it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Immediately behind the cashier, where there are some hundreds of similar pass books—it remained there till it was called for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-84" type="surname" value="POISSON"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-84" type="given" value="MAXIMILIAN"/>MAXIMILIAN POISSON</persName> </hi>. I have been clerk to Mockford and Co. four months. The prisoner was the only other clerk—I have never been to the bank for the banker's book—I was not at the bank at all on 27th Jan.—I have never filled up any cheques for Mockford and Co.—I saw the pass book on the table on 27th Jan., but did not touch it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-85" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-85" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer. On 30th Jan., I was with Mr. Mockford in Upper Thames Street, and saw the prisoner—Mr. Vernon said, in his presence, that he had changed a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for him—the prisoner said, "For me?"—Vernon said, "Yes, for you, when you were with Prim
<lb/>rose"—I told him the charge, and that he must go with me to the station; he said, "Very well," and I took him to Bow Lane Station—he was searched, and a piece of paper fell from him; whether he threw it or it dropped, I do not know, but my impression is that he threw it—I said, "You must not throw any thing away; if it is not affecting this charge, it will be given back to you"—I picked it up; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have compared it with this book; it has on it "London," and part of the word "Joint"—I afterwards received a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from the Joint Stock Bank; here is writing on the front of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, when I went to him with Vernon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. G. S. MOCKFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This writing on this note is the pri
<lb/>soner's; it is, "C. Muller, 30, Threadneedle Street"—I find in this cheque book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) counterfoils of the two cheques for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I have spoken of, and here is a blank counterfoil—the date of the cheque before that is 15th Jan.; the following is a cancelled cheque, and the next is 16th Jan., and then this 20th, 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—some of the entries on the counterfoils are in Mr. Mesnard's writing, and some in the prisoner's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no proof that this cheque was forged, but rather that it was not, because the clerk, who knew the signature, passed it as genuine; and further, that, as there were three cheques for</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">entered in the pass book, it was impossible to say which of them was the one in question, and which were the bond fide cheques</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-86" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-86" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> There are other cashiers—I do not know the date of the cheque I paid; I only know the date on which I paid it. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated, that he could show which cheque it was that was paid on the</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">C. L. MESNARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I know to whom this cheque of the 20th was given; it was dated the 20th, though given on the 19th, being dated after banking hours—it was not paid till next day; that enables me to speak</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185802220016"/>
<p>to it's identity—I paid it myself, to my brother, Edward Mesnard, at his office, some time after 4 o'clock, to the best of my recollection—the cheque is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this alteration from the 19th to the 20th in your writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the counterfoil is generally filled up first, and the cheque afterwards, that is my practice; but in this instance I filled up the counter
<lb/>foil first, and took out the cheque, and filled it up when I was out—I will not swear that it was not before 4 o'clock, but, to the best of my belief, it was—I never pay cheques in that way, and request that they may not be paid till next day—I do not sign cheques; I draw them, and my partner signs them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you searched for the cheque to which this counterfoil refers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-298-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 395.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-299-18580222" type="surname" value="WINSLOW"/>
<interp inst="def1-299-18580222" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA WINSLOW</hi> (43)</persName>
<rs id="t18580222-299-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18580222-299-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-299-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 56lbs. weight of paper; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-88" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-88" type="given" value="RICHARD LAMBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-299-offence-1 t18580222-name-88"/>Richard Lambert Jones</persName>, and others: to which she</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18580222-299-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18580222-299-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-299-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18580222-299-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-299-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-299-18580222 t18580222-299-punishment-15"/>Confined One Month</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-300-18580222" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT TAVERNER</hi> (20)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-300-18580222" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-300-18580222" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-300-18580222" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def2-300-18580222" type="surname" value="HILLIER"/>
<interp inst="def2-300-18580222" type="given" value="NOAH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NOAH HILLIER</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18580222-300-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18580222-300-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-300-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling house of
<persName id="t18580222-name-91" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-91" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-300-offence-1 t18580222-name-91"/>George Brooks</persName>, and stealing 5 cloaks and other goods; his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-92" type="surname" value="BOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-92" type="given" value="PERCEVAL"/>PERCEVAL BOWLES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 284). A little before 5 o'clock, on the morning of 27th Jan., I was on duty in Cavendish Street, New North Road—I noticed the side door of No. 13, Brudenel Place, partly open; I went in, and looked round the yard; I then came out, and waited till I got assistance—I then went in again, and got over the walls, and, as I was getting over the wall from No. 12 to No. 11, I saw three men getting over the wall from No. 11 to No. 10—I called out, "Stop thief!" and they were taken by two constables—I did not see them taken—I was not near enough to see who they were—I saw the prisoners in custody in about a minute—I found a pair of boots under the kitchen window of No. 11; I found no owner for them—I also found a single boot in the garden at the end of No. 11; that was about six or eight yards from where I had seen them getting over the wall—when I saw Taverner in custody, I asked him if he knew any thing about the single boot; he said, "Yes, it is mine"—he had no boots on at that time; it was at the station I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Taverner</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw three men getting over the wall, and afterwards saw these two men at the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw them in custody a minute afterwards—Taverner had no boots on at the station—his stockings did not appear to be muddy—I could not say whether the men had boots on when I saw them getting over the wall; they were over all on a sudden—Taverner had boots on when I saw him in custody a minute afterwards—I found this boot three-quarters of an hour afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-93" type="surname" value="JEFFREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-93" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JEFFREYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 165). I heard the cry of "Stop thief!" about 5 o'clock on the morning of 27th Jan., near Brudenel Place—I got over the wall into the back yard, and found Taverner in a bye garden, that does not belong to any house, about ten or twelve yards from Mr. Brooks' house—he had to get over several walls to get to that place; he must have come across the garden of No. 10; he was hid in a dark place—I turned my lamp on when I got over the wall, and saw him screwed up, with this cloak on his left arm—I took him into custody, and took the cloak from him; it has been identified by the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean to swear that that cloak has been claimed by the prosecutor as one of his?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-94" type="surname" value="WELCH"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WELCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 201). I went to Brudenel Place about 5 o'clock on 27th Jan.—I got over a wall there, and found Hillier just over the wall at the rear of No. 3, Brudenel Place, curled up in a corner, about three yards from where Taverner was found—I had a struggle with Hillier before I secured him—I handed him over to Sergeant Higgins—I found a pair of girl's boots in the garden of No. 2, Brudenel Place—I afterwards went into the back garden of No. 11, and there found a pair of goloshes; I also found a single boot—I took them to the station and paired it with one that one of the other witnesses produced; it was the fellow to it—when I took Hillier he had boots on—I asked if the boot belonged to them, and Taverner said, "Yes, it belongs to me; give them to me and I will pat them on,"and he did so—I believe the boots Hillier had on were his own.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-95" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-95" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 60). About half-past 5 o'clock I went to the prosecutor's house; I found the back kitchen window wide open—some drawers had been opened, and some things were lying on the floor, in the front kitchen—I also found some cloaks and other things lying in the back garden; these are them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-96" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-96" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, living at No. 11, Brudenel Place—I was called up about half-past 5 o'clock on this morning—I found the back kitchen window wide open—I waited till one of the constables came in, when we searched the house, and I found that a chest of drawers in the front kitchen had been entirely turned out, and a lot of clothing about the kitchen—I found a lot of clothes lying in the garden, outside the back kitchen window—I had fastened that window the night before, previous to going to bed, about 9, or between 9 and 10, o'clock; I am pretty well certain it was after 9 o'clock—I usually fasten it every evening about that time, or see it safe—these things belong to me; this cloak is one of my daughters'; these boots belong to one of my children; these are my daughter's goloshes, and these are my children's capes and cloaks; these trousers belong to one of my boys—these boots are one of my little girls'; these are my own boots, they were on the drawers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You do not know the cloak, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I purchased the material myself of which it is made—there is nothing here of my own, except the boots—I went to bed about a quarter past 11 o'clock—I did not examine the place again before I went to bed—I am generally the last up—I was so that night—I have no servant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How near were you sitting to the back kitchen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the front kitchen; I was sitting there all the evening—the back kitchen window was fast when I went to bed—the house is in the parish of St. Leo
<lb/>nard, Shoreditch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HIGGINS</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my pocket previous to the attack—I afterwards found I had but 61/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 161). I was on duty in Whitechapel on the morning of 17th Feb.—I heard a cry of police, I ran to the place, and found the prosecutor and the two prisoners; Brown was stooping over the prosecutor, apparently in the act of robbing him—I took him into custody—Brian had a tussle with the prosecutor, and got away from him; he made a kick at him once or twice—I cannot tell whether he struck him—as he ran away he picked up Brown's cap, which he had dropped—I took Brown to the station, and four or five minutes afterwards Brian came back with the cap and said, "Policeman, he has done nothing, let him have his cap "—I recognized him, and told a constable to take him into custody; he ran away, I sprang my rattle, he was pursued by another constable, and brought back—I am sure he is the person—about seven or eight minutes previous to their attacking the prosecutor, I saw them cross the street within about fifty yards of the spot—I knew them both by sight previously.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HURST</persName> </hi>. I am a boot maker—I was coming from Sadler's Wells theatre, about half-past 12 o'clock on the Tuesday night, and saw the prose
<lb/>cutor and Brian in a scuffle together—Brown put his head in the prosecutor's chest, and threw him down on the ground—thinking it was a common street row I did not pay much attention to it; but as the policeman was proceeding with Brown to the station, Brian, to the best of my belief, but I cannot swear to him, came up with a cap, and he was pursued and brought back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brian's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about it; this boy says that he had two more with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> Is it possible that I could knock that man down? he was drunk and foolish, and was cursing and swearing all along—he said at the police court that it was a man knocked him down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Brian was further charged with having been before convicted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DUNAWAY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 129). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Thames Police Court. William Brian pleaded guilty, on 5th April, 1856, to larceny, and confined six months"</hi>)—I was present on that occasion, and proved a former conviction against him at the Westminster Sessions, in April, 1855, where he had six months—I am sure Brian is the person.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant, and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 315). I produce a certificate of a conviction from Mr. Clark's office,—(
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ale—the price of it was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served him, he offered me a florin—I gave the change—I remarked that the florin was bad, but they went out before I tried it—I called to them, but they did not return—I ran after them, and laid hold of the prisoner—the other man ran away—I asked the prisoner if he knew what he bad given me; he said, "No, but if you come to my friend, I will give you the money back again"—the other man had taken the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—the prisoner also said he would give me any thing he could, if I would not take him—I took him to the station, and gave the florin at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-306-18580222 t18580222-306-punishment-24"/>Four Years Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-114" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PAWSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 269). I produce a certificate of a convic
<lb/>tion from Mr. Clark's office.—("
<hi rend="italic">Read: Central Criminal Court, Feb., 1857; Charlotte Smith, Convicted of uttering counterfeit coin; Confined six months"</hi>)—I was present—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. It is a mistake altogether, I never was convicted; how oan you swear to me?
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. By your features—I had you in custody—I am sure you are the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you take her before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and she was remanded; and I had her here too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never was here but once, and then I was acquitted.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. That was since the former conviction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. J. JONAS</hi>. I know that she was here the last time, and I believe she is the person who was here before, but I would not swear it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-115" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-115" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA BIRD</persName> </hi>. I keep a milk shop in Pimlico. On 2nd Feb., I saw the prisoner between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening—she came for a pound of</p>
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<p>flour, it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a shilling, I tried it with my teeth, and found it was bad; it bent—I told her it was bad, and she offered me a six
<lb/>pence, which I refused—I told her she had been there twice before, and offered me two bad shillings, and she denied it—I refused the sixpence, and gave her in charge—she had been there before, on two successive Tuesdays before that Tuesday—the first time, she asked for a pound of flour, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the next time, for two eggs, which came to 21/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on each time she had offered me a bad shilling—I tried them with my teeth, and returned them to her—on those occasions she did not offer any more money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. Did you give me in charge?
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. No; my father did in my presence—I can swear to you coming before—if you came into the shop two or three times I should know you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOSLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police serjeant, V</hi> 14). The prisoner was given into my custody—I got this shilling from Mr. Bird, in the last witness' presence—I told the prisoner she was charged with passing a bad shilling—she said she lived in Simmons Street, Chelsea—a good sixpence was found on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-117" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On the 2nd Feb., I went to the shop, and laid down a shilling; she put it to her teeth, but did not bend it; she took it to her father, and he came out and said it was a bad shilling; whether it was the one I gave her I do not know, I am almost sure that the one I gave her was a good one; he said he would go with me to see where I lived; I had a good six
<lb/>pence, he would not take that, but gave me in charge; I had never been there till that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-307-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-307-18580222 t18580222-307-punishment-25"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH BROWN</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18580222-308-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-119" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>. I reside in Philpot Street, Commercial Road, I keep a china shop. On 13th Feb., the prisoner came there—I am sure she is the woman—she wanted a yellow baking dish—the price was 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I served her, she gave me a crown piece—my wife came up, and I gave it to her for change—I had no change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I am not the person.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I am sure she is the person—I had not known her before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-120" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-120" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-120" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness. On 13th Feb., my husband gave me a crown piece; the prisoner was there—I gave her change, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she bought a dish and something else, a tea pot, I think; they came to 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was not in the shop while my husband was dealing with her; I came in just as she gave the piece—I put the crown into my purse; I had no other crown piece all day—the next morning, I found it was bad—I wrapped it in a piece of flannel, and put it in a cup, thinking I should see the prisoner again—she came again on the Monday; I knew her in a moment—she wanted a large saucepan; it came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me another crown piece, and that was a bad one—I looked at her, and said, "You are a very good cus
<lb/>tomer, bringing me bad money continually"—I told her I had one, and I took it out of the cup, and showed it her—I sent my little girl to the Lord Nelson, to get change for the crown, and she brought it back—I told the prisoner she had given my husband one on Saturday night, and I took it from him, and gave her change—she said she had not been out of her room all that day—it was while the child was gone, I told the prisoner about passing other bad money—I called a policeman, and gave her in charge, with both the crowns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-121" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-121" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness. I recollect her</p>
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<p>giving me a crown piece; I took it over to the Lord Nelson, to get change—I gave it to the person at the bar; he tried it, marked it, laid it on a shelf, and told me to go and tell my mother—my mother went over with the police
<lb/>man; I did not go back with her—I saw the crown piece afterwards, and saw the mark on it—I should know it again—this is it; I am sure it is the same.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-122" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-122" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CONNOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 117). The prisoner was given into my charge—I told her she was charged with passing two counterfeit crown pieces—she denied all about being there on Saturday night, but acknowledged she gave the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece on Monday, but she was not aware it was bad; she had it from her husband—she had on her a half sovereign and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good—she gave her address, at No. 46, Goulstone Street; I west there, and there is no such number in the street—these are the two crowns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-123" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went for the saucepan, and she said she was willing to let me go, if I would make good what I gave her on Saturday night; I said I would not give her for what I never uttered; I was not out of the room all day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-308-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-308-18580222 t18580222-308-punishment-26"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PAGE</hi> (24)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-125" type="given" value="MICHAEL JOHN"/>MICHAEL JOHN WELCH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old Star and Crown, Broadway, Westminster. On 29th Jan., the prisoner and another man came in, between 1 and 2 o'clock—the prisoner called for half a quartern of gin; it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half sovereign, and I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—as soon as they had drunk the gin, they went away—as soon as they were gone, I looked at the half sovereign more particularly, and found it was bad—I sent Kelly out after the prisoner, and he detained him—I went out, and saw him—a constable came up, and I told him he had given me a bad half sove
<lb/>reign; the prisoner said, "If I gave you a bad half sovereign, give it me back, and I will return you the change"—I said, "No, I shall wait till the constable comes"—the constable came, and I gave it to him—the prisoner hit the constable's hand, and knocked the half sovereign out, and it fell on the ground, and the prisoner made a kick to kick it down an area, but it did not go down; I picked it up, and gave it to the constable a second time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you first take it for a good one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there was nothing which made me doubt it—I took it into the bar, where my wife was sitting at dinner—the prisoner never counted the change, but took it away; it was three half crowns, two shillings, and fourpence—they went away directly, and then I found it was bad—the prisoner did not say, "Let me look at the half sovereign; here is your change; I thought it was a good one"—he said, "Give me the half sovereign, and I will give your change back"—he did not express a wish to look at it; he wanted it, and shoved the change into my hand—he did not make a movement towards it, to get hold of it; he knocked the constable's hand underneath, to knock it out of his hand; I picked it up, and gave it to the constable a second time—it went five or six feet up, and came down on the ground—there was not some
<lb/>what of a scuffle—I gave the prisoner in charge—I had my money back again—he put the change into his pocket, and was gone directly—I turned round, and the half quartern of gin was gone; it was a two-out glass—there was a second man, and he was discharged.</p>
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<persName id="t18580222-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-126" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am potman to the last witness. On 29th Jan., he called me down stairs, showed me two men who were in eight, and told me</p>
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<p>to go and detain them; I followed them, and overtook them about 300 or 400 yards off—they were together all that time—I went and spoke to the prisoner; they were then in Dartmouth Street—I asked the prisoner if he had been into a public house in the Broadway; he said he had not; he denied having been into any public house at all; he said, "I know nothing about it"—Mr. Welch turned the corner, and called to me to detain them, they were the men; and directly the prisoner saw Mr. Welch, he said he recollected being in a public house in the Broadway—Mr. Welch came up, and told him he had given a bad half sovereign—the prisoner thrust his hand into his pocket, and said, "Give me the half sovereign; I will give you the silver"—Mr. Welch refused to give him the half sovereign; he gave it to the constable, and the prisoner knocked it out of his hand, and tried to kick it down an area.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The moment the prisoner saw Mr. Welch, did he recollect that he had been into a public house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did Mr. Welch call out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When he had got two or three yards into the street; but the prisoner said he had been into the public house, directly he saw Mr. Welch turn the corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 146). I saw the prosecutor; he had hold of the prisoner, at the top of Dartmouth Street—the prosecutor gave me the half sovereign, and as soon as I had it in my hand, the prisoner struck me under my hand, and it fell down; the prisoner kicked it some distance—there was an area near where it was kicked—the prosecutor took it up, and gave it into my hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner say, "Give me the half sove
<lb/>reign, and I will give you the change?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did not ask to look at it—I had not got the half sovereign at the time he asked him to give it him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half sovereign is bad, but it is very good to the eye.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-309-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE PHILLIPS</hi> (20)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLUMPTRE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-130" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE O'LEARY</persName> </hi>. I keep a shop in Prince's Street, Mile End New Town. On 25th Jan., about 11 o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came, and bought two ounces of butter and a quarter of a pound of sugar—they came to 23/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she paid me with a shilling—I gave her 91/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she went away—I put the shilling into my pocket; I had two sixpences, but no other shilling there—the prisoner returned in about ten minutes; she bought some other articles, I cannot tell what—she paid me with a shilling; I gave her change, and put that shilling into my pocket—about 1 o'clock, the prisoner came again; she bought half a pound of butter and half an ounce of tea, which came to 61/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she paid me with a shilling; I gave her 51/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she went away—I put that and the other shillings out of my pocket, into a small drawer in a chest of drawers, and a sixpence also—I kept one sixpence in my pocket—I did not receive any other shilling except those I put into the drawer—the brewer came, about 4 o'clock, and I gave him a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and two of the shillings I had put into the drawer—about 6 o'clock, the brewer returned, and said something to me—he brought two shillings back; I looked at them; they were bad—I went to the drawer, and found the other one was bad—I wrapped the three shillings in paper, and afterwards gave them to the policeman—on 28th Jan., the prisoner came, about 7 o'clock in the evening, and asked for a penny candle—I gave her one, and she produced a half crown—I placed that in a drawer by itself, and</p>
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<p>gave her two sixpences, a shilling, and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—in about ten minutes, she returned again for some tea, which came to 11/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she put down a shilling, I weighed it, and told her it was bad; she did not pay me—I kept the tea and the shilling—I said, "It is bad; I will lock you up"—she said, "It is not bad; it is what you gave me in change for the half crown"—I said, "You are too good a judge of bad money to take it from me; I did not give it you; I gave you an old shilling and two sixpences"—the shilling she tendered was a new one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you recognize her, on the 28th, as the same person who had given you the three bad shillings on the 25th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not say any thing to her about it, because I thought I would wait to see if she offered more—I said, "You passed three shillings here on Monday; you are not satisfied with that; I will now lock you up"—she said, "I did not."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. She said nothing of the kind.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. Yes, I did—you did not say, "You ought to know me better, by dealing here, than to say it is bad"—you have been in the habit of dealing with me; you had been there between the 25th and the 28th, and bought things—you have dealt with me for five months; you came two or three times a day—I had no suspicion of you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-131" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GREEN</persName> </hi>. On Monday, 25th Jan., I received a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and two shillings from the last witness—I put the money into my pocket, where I had no other silver, and gave it to my employer—he gave the shillings back to me—I am sure what he gave me back were the two I had got from the last witness; I had no other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-132" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 496). On 28th Jan., I took the prisoner into custody—I got these four shillings and a half crown from Mrs. O'Leary—they were marked at the station—3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper was found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-133" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are counterfeit, and two of them are from the same mould—this half crown is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The inspector at Spital Square station asked her where she put the money, and she said she put it into her pocket, with some more money; he said, "How much?" she said, "About 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;" the policeman stood by, and heard it, and when she got to the Court, she said she put it with sixpences; on the 28th, I gave her a shilling, not knowing it was bad; if it was bad, I knew nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-310-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of passing the half crown.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA FITZGERALD</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLUMPTRE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-135" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-135" type="surname" value="FLACK"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-135" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA FLACK</persName> </hi>. I keep a draper's shop at No. 4, Cambridge Place, Mid
<lb/>dleton Bow, Dalston—the prisoner came to my shop, on 22nd Jan., between 6 and 7 o'clock; she purchased a small article, which came to 11/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she tendered in payment a half crown—I gave her change, two shillings, a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and a halfpenny—she left the shop—I placed the half crown in my pocket, where I had no other half crown—the next morning I had occasion to pay a bill, and, in payment, I tendered the half crown I had received from the prisoner the night before—it was tried in a detector, and found to be bad—I put it apart from other money, in the corner of a drawer—it was kept separate till 28th Jan., when I gave it to Nicholls—on 28th Jan., the pri
<lb/>soner came, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening, for a penny skein of cotton—I knew her at the moment—she gave me a half crown—I saw by the</p>
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<p>colour that it was bad, and I said to her, "This is not the first bad one you have given me; this is the second"—she said that I was a bad, base, wicked woman to say so—she said, "I have not been in the shop before; I have not been confined a fortnight"—I called a person, and said, "This woman has given me a bad half crown—he said, "Have you tried it?" I said, "No"—I then tried it, and it broke—I said to the prisoner, "I will give you one chance; if you like to pay me for the bad half crown you gave me last Friday, I will let you go"—she said, "It is a likely thing I am going to pay you for what I never had"—she would not pay, and I sent for the police—a water
<lb/>man came, and when he came, the prisoner said, "I would rather pay you than be locked up"—he said it could not be done, he must take her in charge, and I gave him the two half crowns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Why did you not tell me the half crown was bad before you took it into the parlour?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never took it into the parlour—I called my father out and said, "This woman has given me a bad half crown"—he said, "Have you tried it?" I then tried it, and it broke in my hand—I did not say that I paid the half crown to a woman that cleaned for me, and she brought it back again next morning—the charwoman was in the shop, and I said to her, "Close the door;" and you said, "Do you think I want to run away."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-136" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-136" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am Waterman 163—I attend to carriages—I was called into the shop, and received the two half crowns—I took the prisoner to Kingsland station, and gave the half crown to the policeman Gall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did she not say that she paid the first half crown to a person who cleaned for her, and that the person brought it back the next morning and said it was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-137" type="surname" value="GALL"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 276). I received these two half crowns from the last witness—the prisoner was brought to the station; she had two good half crowns on her—she said her husband gave her half a sovereign to get change, and he gave her three half crowns and kept one, and the one she uttered was one of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-138" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half crowns are both counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-139" type="surname" value="NEALE"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEALE</persName> </hi>. I am a coach smith, and work for my brother; I live at No. 19, Lumber Court, Upper St. Martin's Lane. On the evening of 22nd Jan., I went to the prisoner's place—she lives with her husband in the same house as I do—I went to her room about half past 7 o'clock; I left work at 6 o'clock—I cleaned myself and went to their room to her husband, to know if he would go with me to the theatre at half price—the prisoner was there—I saw her in bed, and I went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first mention this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is the first time I have mentioned it—I have not had any conversa
<lb/>tion with the prisoner about it—I have with her husband; he said it was a falsehood for the prosecutrix to say that she was there at that time—I knew that the prisoner was taken up—I knew it the day after she was taken; it was on the Friday, I think, that I heard of it—I told her husband that I would go up and state what I knew—he said, "Do not you remember her being in bed?" I said, "Yes"—they were living in the same house that I do.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-140" type="surname" value="GALL"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GALL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner give any address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, No. 75, Monmouth Street, Seven Dials—she did not mention Lumber Court—I went to 75, Monmouth Street, and she had moved.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580222-311-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the uttering on the 28th.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-311-18580222 t18580222-311-punishment-29"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARIA BROWN</hi> (37)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLUMPTRE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-142" type="surname" value="BENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-142" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BENSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Benson; he keeps the Hare, in Brick Lane, Spitalfields. On Friday, 5th Feb., the prisoner came for a pennyworth of gin; I served her; she gave me a shilling; I put it in the till, where there was no other shilling, and gave her 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—In half an hour she returned, and asked for half a pint of half and half, and gave me another shilling—I placed that in the till with the first shilling—she did not drink the half and half, she called a man on of the tap room to drink it, and she went away—I then found that the two shillings were bad, and I put them on the shelf—I had not received any other shilling between the times of the prisoner coming.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I went there at two o'clock in the day.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, yon were there all the afternoon, till between 6 and 7 o'clock—you were the worse for liquor—I did not see your husband.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-143" type="surname" value="BENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-143" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BENSON</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Hare. On 6th Feb., the prisoner came to my house about 10 o'clock in the evening; she asked me for a penny
<lb/>worth of gin; I served her, and she gave me a shilling—I found it to be bad in a moment—I said, "This makes the third one you have given us"—she said, "Pray don't lock me up, I have got a baby four months old"—I gave the shilling to the policeman; he marked it with my penknife—I gave him the other two shillings; he took them to the police station and marked them there—I got the other two shillings off the shelf in the back parlour; I saw my wife place them there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-144" type="surname" value="CONNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-144" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CONNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 225). I took the prisoner—I received from the last witness these three shillings, which I now produce—I found in her hand a half crown and a penny, which were good—on the way to the station the prisoner begged and prayed not to be locked up, as she had a family—she denied passing the two shillings on Friday night—I marked the two shillings passed on Friday with two holes, and the one passed on Saturday with three holes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-145" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three shillings are bad; the two uttered on Friday are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> My husband finished a garment on Friday; I went and took it home; I met a friend, and we went and had some gin; I changed a half crown, and we had several quarterns of gin; I was very much the worse for liquor, and my husband came and fetched me home and put me to bed; I went again the next day, and was taken in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic"> (The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CLARK</hi> (22)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLUMPTRE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-147" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-147" type="surname" value="VERING"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-147" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH VERING</persName> </hi>. I live in Exeter Street, Lisson Grove, and keep a ward
<lb/>robe. On Tuesday, 2nd Feb., the prisoner came between 2 and 6 o'clock to purchase a shirt; I showed him some; he chose one at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a half crown; I gave him a shilling, and he left the other 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. off of a coat—I knew him well—soon after he left I found the half crown was bad—I took it down to his lodging—he had left his lodging, and I could not find him—I returned and marked the half crown, and put it in a private drawer by itself—it remained there till 9th Feb., when I gave it to Goodwin—on Wednes
<lb/>day, 3rd Feb., he wanted a handkerchief—I said I thought I had none, but if he would call in an hour I would see—as soon as he came, I sent for a constable, but before the constable came he had left—he did not call in an hour—I did not see him again till he was in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had he been in the habit of buying thing of you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a fortnight—he had bought three shirts before—he told me he was a sweep—he had looked at a coat; the price of it was 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he paid the 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. as part payment for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-148" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-148" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Harris, a grocer. On 6th Feb., the prisoner came, about half-past ten o'clock in the evening, for an ounce of tobacco—the price was 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a half crown, I looked at it, and said it was bad; he said he was not aware it was bad; he took it from his master, Mr. Butler, in Market Street—I gave it to the girl to take it across the road, to show it to a person—she came back, and said Mr. Wilson was not sure, but he thought it was bad—my husband came in, I told him what had happened, and he gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had seen him at my shop before—he had paid me money, which, I suspect, was bad—I had bad money in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-149" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-149" type="surname" value="MITCHELL"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-149" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the last witness. On 6th Feb., I saw the prisoner in the shop—I got a half crown and took it to Mr. Wilson; he took it, and gave it me back; I took it over to Mrs. Harris.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-150" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-150" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Mr. Wilson—the last witness came to me with a half crown—I gave it to my father, and he gave it me back—it was not out of my sight—I am sure it was the same—I returned it to the witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-151" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARRIS</persName> </hi>. On Saturday, 6th Feb., I returned home between 10 and 11 o'clock—the prisoner was in the shop—my wife showed me a bad half crown, and said that the prisoner was the man that brought it—I looked at it, and it was bad—I took the prisoner by the collar, and asked him how he came by it—he said he had just taken it from his master, Mr. Butler, in Market Street—he asked me to let him go, and said if I would take him to his master he would explain how he got it—he said he was a hard-working fellow—I walked with him, but I found he was going in a wrong direction—I took him back, and gave him in charge—I gave the constable the bad half crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GOODWIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 258). I took the prisoner; I received this half crown from the last witness—I received this other half crown afterwards—I found on the prisoner a tobacco box and one halfpenny.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went to Mrs. Vering's, and purchased a shirt; I gave her the half crown, she gave me a shilling out; she put the half brown in her pocket, with other half crowns and other shillings; she had no till; I never saw her put any money in a till; she put the money in her pocket, and she did so on that night; I went to Mrs.Harris for the tobacco; I gave her half a crown, she told me it was bad; I said I did not know it, and asked her to let me look at it; she did, and I gave it her back; I said, "If you think it is bad, do not take it;" she went away out of my sight for ten minutes; she came back, and said Mr. Wilson did not know whether it was good or bad; she did not like to take it, but said her husband would be in half an hour; I went out, and went thirty or forty yards and met her husband; I knew him by going in the shop several times; I turned and went into the shop behind him; Mrs. Harris said, "That is the man that gave me the bad half crown, send for an officer," and he did so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELIZABETH HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner leave the shop before your husband came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I said that my husband would be in in a few minutes, if he liked to wait, which he did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">M'Donald</hi>, Had you any objection to the shilling when I gave it you?
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. No; I laid it on the counter, and the constable came in, and took it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">"Bob"</hi>—he was joined by M'Donald, at the corner of King Edward Street—I called another constable, and we followed them to the De Beauvoir Arms—M'Donald went in there; Last went in and took McDonald, and I took Stone—I took him inside, and found on him only 71/2
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIMON LAST</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 355). I was on duty in plain clothes on that Friday night, at twenty minutes past 8 o'clock—the last witness called my attention to the prisoners, I followed them to the De Beauvoir Arms; M'Donald went in, and I followed him; he laid down a shilling, and was served with the beer—the landlady laid the shilling on the inner counter, I looked at it and found it was bad, and the landlady gave him into custody—I searched him, and found 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—Mr. Eden directed me to a place where Stone had been, I went and found this other shilling in a bag and a piece of paper—the prisoner said he knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Donald. Q.</hi> How often did you put your hand down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I only took the shilling up twice—I
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many shillings did you see in the De Beauvoir Arms?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw one shilling after the one M'Donald had given—he had not put the beer to his mouth when I went in—I saw the
<hi rend="italic">lady</hi> take the shilling up and lay it on the counter, and I reached over and took it—and after I had seen another bad shilling, one was found under the cushion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Donald's Defence.</hi> I did not know that I had a bad shilling, I had earned 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. that day.</p>
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<p>the room for ten minutes, and he came in and said "Get up," and he said he found that shilling under the cushion, after I had been searched and nothing found on me but 71/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">M'DONALD</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIGHTMAN</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">CROMPTON</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., M.P., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and Mr.Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wightman</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-318-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining money by false pretences: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580222-318-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-318-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic"> (The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18580222-318-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-318-18580222 t18580222-318-punishment-34"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic"> (There were three other indictments against the prisoner, for forgery, upon which no evidence was offered</hi>.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE RICHARD RATCLIFF</hi> (19)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18580222-319-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-319-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing 1 piece of paper, value 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-172" type="surname" value="MOCKFORD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580222-319-offence-1 t18580222-name-172"/>William George Sharp Mockford</persName> and another, his masters. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 379.)</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">TINDAL ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-173" type="surname" value="LEGG"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-173" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LEGG</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the London Joint Stock Banking Com
<lb/>pany. I remember, on 19th Jan., paying a cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., purporting to be drawn by Mockford and Co.—I have the book here; the entry is in my</p>
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<p>own handwriting—I am not certain whether I paid it to the prisoner—I paid a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 47878, a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 24177, and the remainder in money—I can say positively that the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note was a new note—after I have cashed a cheque, I put it on a file; it is then taken from me by another clerk, who is here—it is not my duty, after the cheques have been entered and examined, to put them in the pass book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-174" type="surname" value="MOCKFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE SHARP"/>WILLIAM GEORGE SHARP MOCKFORD</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a merchant, at Kennett Wharf, Upper Thames Street; the prisoner has been my clerk several years. On 1st Jan., I took a partner into my business, Mr. Mesnard—up to 1st Jan., it was the prisoner's duty to keep the cash and pass book; he did not after 1st Jan.; he occasionally filled up a cheque, but Mr. Mesnard took the cash and pass books—the prisoner always went to the banker's for the cheque and pass book—I sign the cheques invariably—this has been the cheque book during the present year—I did not issue a cheque on 19th Jan., for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but Mr. Mesnard did one—I remember Monday, 27th Jan.; the prisoner was in the office that day—I did not see him come in when the pass book came in; I saw him in the office in the early part of the day—I saw him with the pass book; I think he handed the pass book to Mr. Mesnard—I saw him leave the office, and after he left the office, Mr. Mesnard called my attention to the pass book, and I looked at it—after looking at the pass book, I looked at my cheque book—I observed a cheque was missing, about 19th Jan.—supposing a cheque had been spoiled, I had told the prisoner it was to be cancelled by crossing the margin in the cheque book—here is no such word in the cheque book on that day, or about that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Though you signed the cheques, your partner used to take them, and the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; after 1st Jan., they were filled up sometimes by the prisoner or Mr. Mesnard—after 1st Jan., my partner joined me; it became his duty to take care of all the books—he may have gone sometimes to the bank for a book—I may have gone myself some
<lb/>times, but, since 1st Jan., I do not know that I have—the prisoner was sent for the pass book—I did not send him; I was not present when any one did send him—when I came in, the prisoner was in the office, standing by the side of my table—the pass book was on the table—he handed me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the proceeds of a cheque—with respect to spoiled cheques, there is a mark on the paper to show that they were cancelled; I was sometimes in the habit of putting that mark, indicating the cancel, myself, and my partner likewise—with respect to the cheque itself, if it was spoiled, it would be put into the fire; I invariably burnt them—I am not in the habit of giving blank cheques—I gave Mr. Mesnard some cheques signed in blank, to be filled up; I think five or six, since he became my partner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you sign cheques in blank, do you always give them to your partner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never did so but on one occasion, and I gave them to my partner—the practice was, that if a cheque was spoiled, the word "cancelled" should be on the counterfoil—I do not find the word "can
<lb/>celled" on the cheque which is missing; I do on the next counterfoil, in the prisoner's handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-175" type="surname" value="MESNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES LEONARD"/>CHARLES LEONARD MESNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a partner of Mr. Mockford; I have been so since 1st Jan. When I came, I found the prisoner in the employ—he had the care of the cash; I was going to take all those duties from him, but, of course, I did not do so immediately I went in—from 1st Jan., the prisoner had partly the keeping of the cash, and partly myself—the prisoner filled up part of the cheques, and I filled up others—I was perfectly new in the business—the prisoner sometimes filled up cheques; they were signed by</p>
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<p>Mr. Mockford—the prisoner sometimes took them to him to sign, and some
<lb/>times myself—there were some cheques drawn in blank, since 1st Jan.; I am able to state that I filled those cheques up—there were crossed cheques drawn, and blank cheques—I did not fill up the crossed cheques; I filled up those which were not crossed—I remember, on 27th Jan., I sent the prisoner to the bank for the pass book—I was not there when he returned; I came in afterwards, and found him there—I did not see the pass book at first; I asked him for it, and he pointed to it on the table—this is the pass book—after I had asked him for the book, and he pointed to it on the table, I was talking to Mr. Mockford, and remained talking a short time, and the prisoner shortly afterwards told me he did not feel well, and if I had nothing parti
<lb/>cular for him to do, he would like to go—I told him he might go, and he did go; he did not return that day—after he had gone, I took up the pass book; I looked at it; I found an entry in that pass book which attracted my atten
<lb/>tion—I then looked into the pocket of the pass book; I did not find any cheque there, corresponding to the entry in the pass book, of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not find a cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 19th Jan.—I am able to state, that on that day no such cheque was drawn—I filled up a cheque on that day, but it was after bank hours, and it was dated on the 20th, being filled up after bank hours——I saw the prisoner the next morning; I did not speak to him at first; I immediately went to the Joint Stock Bank—when I came back, I saw the prisoner—I said to him, "Ratcliff, I want the cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which has been taken out of the cash book, corresponding with this entry of the 19th"—he looked rather confused, and said, "I have not got it"—I explained what cheque it was, a cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 19th Jan.; he denied any knowledge of it—I found a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I told him we had discovered that the cheque had been paid in notes, and some time after he remarked to me, that if the cheque had been paid in gold, he did not see how it could be traced—as well as I can recollect, that was after I told him we had discovered it had been paid in notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This was the day after he absented himself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I believe he came to the office on the day after the conversation; I was not there myself—I saw him again at the Mansion House—I drew a cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the 19th, but I dated it the 20th—I saw this pass book lying on the table in the office—I was not there when the prisoner came in—I drew a cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the 15th—I am not aware that I went to the banker's, to get the pass book, more than once, or that I did get it once; I have only been in the business since 1st Jan.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On 15th Jan., did you draw a cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was crossed for the banker's—I paid that to J. B. Eland and Co.—I saw that cheque at our office after it had been paid—I saw it about the 18th—I have missed that cheque—I have the cheque here which was drawn on the 19th and dated the 20th; that was not crossed, but left open—I paid it to my brother, and it is returned as cancelled.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580222-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN TURNEY"/>JOHN TURNEY PICKERING</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Joint Stock Bank. It is my duty to make the pass books up for customers—I made an entry in this pass book before me; it is on 19th Jan., 1858—I examined this entry with the cheque; I copied this from the cheque—I then put the cheque into the pocket of the book, and put it with the rest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This date that you refer to is the 19th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it is not my duty to take care of the pass books—having received the cheques, I put them into the pocket; that is part of my duty—I have to do that for a large number of customers, forty or fifty every day—I think my attention</p>
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<p>was drawn to this matter about three weeks ago—I do not make an entry in any book of the number of cheques I put into each pass book—I should say that in Jan. I put cheques into Mockford and Mesnard's book almost as often as the book was in—I do not know how often the customers send their books in—I cannot tell how often, during Jan., I put cheques into their book—that is my only entry in the book since 9th Jan.—the entry before 19th Jan., that I made, was on the 8th—when I put the cheques into the pocket, I deposit the book with the other pass books—it is no part of my duty to deliver the books to the customers—there are other entries in Jan., by other clerks, not in my writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You examined that book on the 19th, and put the cheques in the pocket, and delivered it to the ledger keeper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—here are no entries in my handwriting between the 8th and 19th, No. 1051—I got that from that part of the cheque where the name is written—some
<lb/>times there is the name and number too—some persons put the number, because it is shorter—I took this from the cheque, decidedly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose each clerk puts in the cheque which he enters?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and, after 19th Jan., cheques were entered and put in by other clerks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-177" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-177" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am ledger keeper to the London Joint Stock Bank. In the course of my duty, I enter ticks in the ledger—the entry is not mine; the tick is—my tick is to the entry of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 19th Jan; that is to prove that it corresponded with the entry in the ledger—the book is then put for the cashier to give up, when an application is made for it by the customer—I do not refer to the pocket of the pass book for the cheque, only when it does not agree with the ledger—I had no occasion to refer to the pocket that day, seeing it agreed with the ledger.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-178" type="surname" value="VERNON"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-178" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM VERNON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Werter and Byrne, Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn, solicitors. I know the prisoner by sight—I remember supping with the prisoner one evening, about a month ago; I cannot remem
<lb/>ber the exact day—on that occasion I changed a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for him; it was in Holborn, at a refreshment place—I do not remember where I was on 19th Jan.; it was about that time that I saw the prisoner—I passed that note on the following morning, to Mr. Morton—I wrote my name on it—this is the note; here is my handwriting on it—I am still in the employ of Werter and Byrne; I am articled to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you any recollection of the date on which you changed the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was about a month ago; I paid it away the next day, to the best of my belief—I did not say yesterday that it might be two or three days after.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any other 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in your possession at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-179" type="surname" value="MORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MORTON</persName> </hi>. I am fellow clerk with the last witness; I received this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from him—I believe it is the same note—it was either on 19th or 20th Jan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you any distinct recollection whether it was the 19th or 20th? might it have been on the 17th or 18th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think not; I paid a sum into our banker's on the 17th, and if I had had this note, I should have paid it in—my impression is, that this was handed to me on the morning of the 20th, between 10 and 11 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580222-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580222-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-180" type="surname" value="PRIMROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18580222-name-180" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PRIMROSE</persName> </hi>. I supped in Holborn, in company with the witness Vernon; I think it was on 19th Jan.—I am not sure it was the 19th; it was somewhere thereabout—I saw a 5