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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARDEN, MAYOR. EIGHTH 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, June</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BURCHETT</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NORTHWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of No. 27, Great Tower Street. On 5th Aug., the prisoner, whom I knew as a customer, came to my shop, and asked me to purchase this pawnbroker's ticket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I declined having anything to do with it—he told me he had sold some coals to a stationer, who had not the money to pay, and paid him in paper, which he pawned, and that ticket was the result—I afterwards found that it was forged—I saw him again on 1st May, and said, "You are the man that sold me the ticket for the paper"—he said, "I am just going to keep an appoint
<lb/>ment with a gentleman who proposes to engage me as clerk, and unless I keep my time, I am afraid I shall lose the appointment"—I said that his remarks before were so untrue that I could not believe him, and if he would follow me to my house, I should give him in charge, and if not, I should call a policeman at once—he said he hoped I would overlook it—he had said, when I bought the ticket, that he was in great distress, and starving.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-3" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL READFERN</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Richard Carpenter, at No. 7, Cannon Street, St. George's-in-the-East. This is one of our tickets, but the writing on it is a forgery—it is not written by any one in our employ—it is a white ticket, and all our tickets above 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. are yellow—we had no paper in pledge in Aug. last.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THREADGOLD</persName> </hi> (
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<p>prisoner into my custody—he refused his name and address, but afterwards gave his name at the Mansion House.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I bought this ticket of a party named Free, whom I well knew; my wife has endeavoured to find him, and I understand he has been dead four months; I expected that a witness would have been produced who was present at the time, but he has gone to Australia.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-600-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I was a policeman. I know the prisoner, and had him in custody—he was convicted here; I produce the certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court; George Burchett, Convicted, on his own confession, Sept., 1856, of forging a request for the delivery of goods; Confined six months"</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS HOWE</hi> </persName> was again indicted, with
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18580614-603-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-17" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of New Street, Gravel Lane. The prisoner was my potman and porter—I had reason to suspect that my till had been robbed for many years—Mr. Solomons said to me, in the pri
<lb/>soner's presence, "I saw your servant go over and take money out of the till;" the prisoner said, "I have not taken a farthing out"—he had no right to go to the till—my wife was present.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had he been with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five years as porter, but two years only as potman—I have been there two years and a half—before that I was a buyer of unredeemed pledges—this happened on a Saturday—whether I keep my business open on a Saturday is no business of yours—I was sworn as a Jew, but, as a licensed victualler, it is compulsory to open the shop on Saturdays—I had some friends up stairs playing at billiards; there was no betting or gambling going on—I do not know whether they were all Jews—I did not see any drink up there—Solo
<lb/>mons did not say, "I did not see him take the money, but I saw silver in his hand;" he said that he saw him go deliberately over to the till—my wife did pot say that there was 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. short; I heard her say that there was 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. gone out of the till—I have not had some difficulty in bringing Mr. Solomons here—I did not say, "If you come before the Lord Mayor on Monday, and say you saw him take the money, I will pay you for it, and be your friend for ever," or anything like it—I did not see that the prisoner had 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in his hand—three</p>
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<p>halfpence in copper fell out of his hand; I do not know whether it was knocked out; very likely it was, because there was a scuffle—I said, "You old scoundrel, you have been robbing me for years"—I do not know who picked up the three halfpence—the prisoner has never complained of the gambling going on up stairs—I do not know whether he is a Jew, you had better ask him—the till was there when I came to the house; it is not diffi
<lb/>cult to open, it comes out quite easily—my wife and several customers were down stairs when I came down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-18" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness. I was sitting in the bar on 29th May, between 5 and 6 o'clock in the afternoon, with my back to the till; I heard several voices, turned round, and saw several persons coming out of the tap room—I then saw the prisoner coming from behind the bar, with a measure in his hand—he had, before that, asked me for the measures to clean; I had told him to take them—I could not see the till on turning round, but I heard voices say, "Why do not you tell Mrs. Moss she is being robbed"—I found the till open; I had shut it six or seven minutes before, having counted the money in it; there was then 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—I cannot say of what coins it consisted—I did not count the gold or the copper, only the silver that was in the bowl—on finding the till open, I counted the silver again, and missed 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the till is behind the bar, and I was in the bar, stooping to hook my little boy's frock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you near the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the people were at the side, in the tap room—a person in the tap room can see what is going on in the bar—there were no customers at the bar—it was not the prisoner's place to hang the pots up, but to place them in the place where the till is—I did not send up any beer to the billiard-room—I did not at first say that I had lost eighteen pence—I heard my husband say to Mr. Solomons, "You must come with me," and the policeman said so—Solomons did not say that he had particular business to attend to on Monday—I did not hear my hus
<lb/>band say, "If you will come on Monday, and swear you saw him take the money, I will be your friend for ever"—I did not hear Solomons say that he did not see him take the money out of the till, but saw silver in his hand—I knew the persons who were coming out of the tap room; they come every day—I have been married nearly eight years—I have known Solomons about eighteen months—the till comes out very easily—I have never heard the prisoner find fault with Solomons for bringing people there to gamble on Sundays; we never allow such a thing—I should not think Solomons ever had any conversation with the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where is your business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I work for Mr. Isaacs, of No. 32, Leman Street. I was not at work on Saturday—I am a Jew—I was not playing at billiards; I was reading the paper—I was not up stairs that morning—there was no one in the bar—I have been in the habit of playing up stairs, but not for money—I have never gambled there, and the prisoner has not complained that I did—I have a wife and child to support; and I do not gamble—I heard Mrs. Moss say that 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was lost; she did not at first say 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner said, "I have two shillings and three half
<lb/>pence in my pocket, and here it is," pulling it out—it was before that that Mrs. Moss said she had lost 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not see the three halfpence knocked</p>
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<p>out of the prisoner's hand, but a mob came; of course they were Jews—a policeman was sent for, and I heard the prisoner repeat to him that the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was his own.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 625). I was sent for on the Saturday afternoon at half-past 5 o'clock, and the prisoner was given into my custody, charged with stealing money out of the till—the amount was not mentioned—I searched him, and found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a purse, and some trifling articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you find any coppers upon him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he said the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was his own.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-22" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MEACHER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Baron Channell. I produce an affi
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-23" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-23" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE WATSON</persName> </hi>. I produce the Nisi Prius record.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In whose writing is it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One of our clerks—I believe I examined it—it was made out four or five days before the trial, which was about 21st March.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you got the original writ in the action here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it is down at Manchester; I have got an affidavit sworn containing a true copy of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that as the writ must be issued in a particular form under the Act of Parliament, the case was incomplete in its absence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and some matches—I had tried the door of Mr. Brinkley's warehouse a quarter of an hour before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you in the hospital at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I was not very much injured—I was not stunned or knocked down, as I had my hat on—he was only out of my sight about half a minute, while he was turning the corner, and I was running at my full speed.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-608-offence-1 t18580614-name-28"/>Postmaster-General</persName>;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and six 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes; the property of the
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-29" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-608-offence-2 t18580614-name-29"/>Postmaster-General</persName>:</rs> to which he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-37" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HEAVENS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Piggott. On Sunday, 16th May, I was in one of his fields; there was a field and two hedges between them and Mr. Bishop's field, in which there were some sheep and lambs—in the afternoon I saw two persons going up the field—I only know them by their dresses; Barrett has the same dress on, a velveteen coat, but I cannot swear to him—I saw Mr. Bishop's boy come running to them, they were then reaching under the hedge, but were not carrying anything—I did not notice what they did when the boy came to them, but some time after the boy was gone I saw the same two coming down with a lamb; one had hold of the fore and the other of the hind legs; they got over the hedge into Mr. Cox's field, and then into another, and when they came to a hedge the tallest was carrying the lamb in his arms, and when he saw me he threw it into a ditch—Barrett appears to be dressed the same—I saw him again on the same day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILES</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Bishop's employment. On Sunday after
<lb/>noon, 16th May, I was going to his field, about 4 o'clock, and met the two prisoners—they asked me where I was going—I said, "Across to some boys in the lane"—this was in the same field where the sheep were kept—I did not see Heavens there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE HEAVENS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that you saw the two persons speak to Mr. Bishop's boy; is this the boy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot swear to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>)., I took Barrett at his house, at 11 o'clock at night—I afterwards took Richardson; he said, before the Magistrate, "Well, I did say to him, What is your game here?"</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-613-offence-1 t18580614-name-48"/>William James Morley</persName> and another: to which he</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-615-offence-1 t18580614-name-52"/>Thomas Honeybone</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-55" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HITCHCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 261). I was called by the last wit
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was intoxicated at the time.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, he was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-615-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-56" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FIELDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 157). I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Clerkenwell, Feb. 1852; John Welch, Convicted of stealing 8</hi>s
<hi rend="italic">. in money; Confined nine months"</hi>)—I was present—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY.—</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having consulted the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">he stated that he was of opinion that the burglary was not completed, and the prisoner was discharged.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-59" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-59" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GORKE</persName> </hi>. I live in Great Garden Street, Mile End, and am a porter. On 16th May, about half-past 11 o'clock in the morning, I was near the Clothes Exchange, Houndsditch—it rained, and I went into a place for shelter—I saw the prisoner there, and he and some of his companions sur
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<p>pocket, and the chain came into my hand—I pulled the chain out of the pri
<lb/>soner's hand—I seized him by the collar—he passed the watch away—I gave him into custody—he passed something away; I did not see to whom—it was worth about 3
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you been sheltering from the rain?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had been there about half an hour before the watch was taken—it was a heavy shower—there were a good many people besides myself; in fact, the place was crowded—there were men, and women, and all sorts—I have not got my watch again—just before my watch was taken, I had been hustled and kicked about by the people all round me—it was at that time I looked after it, but it was too late—I could not see who the person was to whom the watch was passed—the prisoner was in the crowd amongst the others—he was nearest to me—the person who took the watch ran away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SMITH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the person who ran away the person to whom the watch was handed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know him—there were too many of them; perhaps all belonged to this young man—the one who ran away had not done anything to me—I had seen the watch a minute before I lost it—I pulled the chain out of the prisoner's hand—I have it now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LOVELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 85). I took the prisoner—he denied that he was the person.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>, and</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-617-offence-1 t18580614-cd-2"/>18th May</rs>; and 24 bags, value 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-617-offence-1 t18580614-cd-3"/>19th May</rs>; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-617-offence-1 t18580614-name-62"/>Her Majesty the Queen</persName>; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-617-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-64" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUCKLAND</persName> </hi>. I am postmaster at Aldershott camp, and grant money orders. On 1st June I issued this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)., payable to a person named Sansom, and sent a letter of advice by the next post to Camden Town, authorising the payment of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to E. J. Sansom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-65" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN SANSOM</persName> </hi>. At the commencement of this month I was a servant at Aldershott camp—I sent this order to my wife, in London, in a letter directed to her at No. 8, Dunford Place, Camden Town, not Kentish Town, that is the prisoner's house—there was no name written in the order when I sent it—I posted the letter on Wednesday, 23d June, about half past 6 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-66" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I served the prisoner with a copy of this notice (
<hi rend="italic">pro
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<hi rend="italic">This was a notice to produce the letter in question.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-67" type="given" value="ELIZABETH JANE"/>ELIZABETH JANE SANSOM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edwin Sansom, and was living at No. 8, Dunford Street, Kentish Town—the prisoner was the land
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<p>of that house—I left on Monday evening, a fortnight ago yesterday—I told the prisoner that I expected a letter from my husband, with an order in it, and would call for it; she did not say whether she would take it or not—I called on the Thursday evening afterwards, between 7 and 8 o'clock, and asked her for the letter which had come there for me; she said that she had taken it in on the night before, and put it on the shelf, and now could not find it—she began abusing me, being intoxicated at the time, and I went to the post office, at Camden Town, and ascertained that the money had been paid—I applied for a police officer—I never received the letter from my husband, or the order—the signature on this order is not mine, nor written with my knowledge or authority—I have never received the money, nor have I autho
<lb/>rised anybody to receive it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not ask you to go in and look for the letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I said that I would not go into the house—you were intoxicated, and I was afraid of you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-68" type="surname" value="HOLLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-68" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES HOLLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Camden Town post office—a letter posted at Aldershott in the morning would be delivered at Camden Town in the afternoon, but I have nothing to do with them—on Thursday, 3d June, about 1 o'clock in the day, the prisoner came, with another woman, and presented this order—I had that morning received a letter from Alder
<lb/>shott, advising the transmission of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner had a letter with her which she offered me, with the order—the order was not signed—I said, "Is this for you?" she said, "Yes," and I gave it back to her, with a pen which had blue ink in it, to sign it—she attempted to sign it, but I went away to dinner, leaving her and the other woman at the counter, and a clerk named Day went into my desk—the prisoner was agitated, and I should say, that she had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I give it to the woman by the side of me to sign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I never saw it pass out of your hands, and you had no pen with black ink while I was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-69" type="given" value="REUBEN WILLIAM"/>REUBEN WILLIAM DAY</persName> </hi>. On 3d June, I was at the post office, at Cam
<lb/>den Town, and in the afternoon I saw the prisoner and another woman there—when the last witness went away, I took his place; the prisoner remained in the office—she did not give me the order, she left with the other woman—in about twenty minutes they both came back, and the prisoner gave me thisorder, signed, "
<hi rend="largeCaps">E. J</hi>. Samson," in black ink, as it is now—we had no black ink that I am aware of—I always write with blue—the lower part was blotted with blue ink, as it is now—I asked who sent the money, and she answered the remitter's name, "
<hi rend="largeCaps">E</hi>. Sansom," and I gave her 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that evening, about 9 o'clock, Mrs. Sansom called to inquire about the order—I had not known the prisoner before—I saw her again on the following morning, and am positive she is the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not the woman with me take up the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am positive you took it up; I saw you with a letter in your hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-70" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL KINGDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner on Thursday even
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a key on her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The woman came and asked me to go with her, and told me that Mrs. Samson had asked her to get it changed, and asked me to show her the post office; she said that she could not reach the desk, and would I give it up; I did so, and told them that it came from Edward</p>
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<p>Sansom; she asked me to sign it; I felt I was doing wrong, and said that I could not sign it; she went and got it signed, and took it in, and they laid down the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I know no more about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONATHAN MIREHOUSE</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580614-619-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Felo
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-75" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RIDOUT</persName> </hi>. I am a workman in the service of the prosecutor. On Saturday, 1st May, I took home some clothes to the prisoner—I saw him on the day he gave the order for them; nothing was said about the payment when the order was given—the prisoner was not there when I took them home, and I went again on the following Monday, 3d May—in consequence of the receipt of this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) I took the clothes home on the follow
<lb/>ing Thursday—I waited some time till Rawson came home—he apologized for keeping me waiting, and asked if I had the bill—I said, "Yes," and gave him this bill (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that as nothing was said about the payment, the case did not amount to a felony.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<persName id="t18580614-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>)., I saw the letter produced by Mr. Frodsham at the Police Court; the solicitor's clerk has gone there now about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-620-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—(
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<interp inst="t18580614-621-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-622-18580614 t18580614-622-punishment-18"/>Confined One Month</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY KEENE SMITHERS</hi> (45)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580614-623-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-623-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling 251
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 582
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 618
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 617
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-623-offence-3 t18580614-name-85"/>John Master
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-623-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-623-18580614 t18580614-623-punishment-19"/>Six Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18580614-624-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 36 newspapers, value 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-624-offence-1 t18580614-name-87"/>George Abington</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-88" type="given" value="TALFOURD"/>MR. TALFOURD SALTER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-89" type="surname" value="ABINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ABINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a news-seller of Shoe Lane. The prisoner was in my service—he had access to the part where the "Illustrated London Newspapers" were kept—in consequence of something that occurred, I searched my stock on 12th May, and missed a quantity of the "Illustrated London News," of Nov. 28th, 1857 and Jan. 30th, 1858—next evening, I told the prisoner that, in consequence of information I had received, I had reason to suspect that he was robbing me, and that he was seen to take a parcel of newspapers from a house close by; he said that they were his own—I asked him how he came by them; he said, "I bought them up the lane"—I asked him what they were; he said, "Some were 'Illustrated News,' others were various newspapers, and some were 'Bell's'"—I told him that, unless I was satisfied that they were his own papers, I should prosecute him—he made no answer, and I sent for an officer—he then said, "I did take them from here"—I asked him what they were; he said, "Illustrated London News"—I asked him how many there were, and he said, "About two dozen"—I have seen two in Greenfield's custody of the dates which I missed, Dec. and Jan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The newspaper that the prosecutor has in custody has my name on it, and the date when I purchased it; it does not belong to him at all; they are respecting Indian affairs; I have been out there three years, and that made me buy it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Here is on this one, T. Sawyer, Jan. 1857—here is another one of 28th Feb., without any year, that has the prisoner's writing on it—three have his writing on them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-90" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURNMAN</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Abington's service. On Tuesday, 11th May, in the evening, after the shop was shut up, I noticed a parcel of papers in a confectioner's shop—the prisoner was there—he put them on his shoulder, and took them out—there were about three dozen of them; they looked rather old; the edges were dirty; they looked like those we had in stock—I had seen the prisoner previously, coming out from his work—he had no papers with him then—I said nothing to him, but he told me that he was going to take them to his brother, in Shoreditch, who had bought a lot of old "Illus
<lb/>trated News"—he saw me when I came out of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I told you that I was going to take them to my brother to get them bound.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; they were tied round with a piece of string.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-91" type="surname" value="CLEMENTS"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLEMENTS</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Abington's service. I was present on Thursday evening, when he accused the prisoner of taking some "Illustrated News" from his shop; he denied it—Mr. Abington asked him where he bought them; he said, "Up the lane"—he asked him where, but the pri
<lb/>soner made no answer—Mr. Abington told him that, if he did not satisfy him where he got them, he should prosecute him, and would direct one of his young men to fetch a constable—he then said that he had taken about two</p>
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<p>dozen "Illustrated London News," but did not say where from—Mr. Abing
<lb/>ton directed him to bring them back within twenty-four hours, and as he was going out of the door he said that he could not bring them back, because he had sold them for waste paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The reason I said that I had taken them was because Mr. Abington said that if I would satisfy his mind he would keep me in my situa
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-92" type="given" value="PETRO"/>PETRO TOGNI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Through an interpreter</hi>). I live at an ice shop, in Fleet Street. The prisoner brought some journals there last month; I do not re
<lb/>member the day—on the following day he took the parcel away—I could not read the journals, and did not look at them—he spoke to me, but I could not understand him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PHELPS</persName> </hi>. I was present on Thursday, when the prosecutor and prisoner were talking about the newspapers—the prosecutor did not make him any promise to receive him back into his employment—he did not say, "If you will satisfy my mind where you got them, you are still my servant, and if not, I will give you in charge."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-94" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-94" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GREENFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>, 367). I produce these newspapers—I got them from the prisoner's lodging.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi>—"All I can say is, my wife brought me the bundle of papers, about 2 o'clock, into Fleet Street—I am accused of taking it out of Mr. Abington's shop—I took them to the confectioner's, and asked them to let me leave them, and I would call for them in the evening—I forgot them in the evening, and went on Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he purchased the old papers at a book stall, and put his name upon them; and that, though innocent, he owned to taking them, through his master's intimidation and promise to keep him in his situation.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ABINGTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that you missed some papers; had you ascertained what quantity there was previously?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only that the shelf was literally filled on the Monday morning previous, and on Wednesday it was not nearly so full—I had no character with him—on the Thursday, I gave him instructions to go and fetch the papers which he admitted taking, and said, "If you do not bring them back, I shall send an officer after you."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TALFOURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALTERS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to George Cording, a pawnbroker and silversmith, of Aldgate High Street. On 7th June, about half past 5 o'clock, the prisoner came, and asked to look at a gold chain, marked 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which was hanging in the window—I showed it to him, and he asked to look at another, marked 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I turned my head to take it out of the window—it was only two or three feet from me, but I had to open the window—he said that he would give me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—I said that 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was the lowest—he agreed to give it, and left 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. deposit, saying that he would come back and pay the money—he went out, and I then looked at the other chain, and saw that it had been changed—the chain that I found there was not part of my goods—it was lying on the counter; it was not there before the prisoner came—I ran out, and saw him running across the road—he ran through the butcher market, and I followed him—I called, "Stop thief!" and a policeman stopped him—he ran as fast as he could—I only lost sight of him for an instant.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were there not a flock of people there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not so many as to prevent your running—it is a brass chain, electro gilt—the gold on it is only worth 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-98" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TOMKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 587). I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and the prisoner ran into my arms; he was the only person running, and he was crying "Stop thief!"—I took him back to the shop, and found on him 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., two pairs of children's socks, and some eylet holes—he gave his address, Close Side, Southgate; that is his aunt's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-625-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-626-offence-1 t18580614-name-100"/>Betsy Constable</persName>, from her person: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18580614-626-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18580614-626-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-626-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-626-18580614 t18580614-626-punishment-21"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BEALE</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18580614-627-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18580614-627-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-627-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 watch, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-627-offence-1 t18580614-name-102"/>William Pedlar</persName>, from his person: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-627-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-627-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-627-18580614 t18580614-627-punishment-22"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18580614-628-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 8 spoons, 5 forks, and 1 pair of sugar tongs, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580614-628-offence-1 t18580614-name-104"/>Charles James Kirk</persName>: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-628-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** †—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DAVIS</hi> (54)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TWIST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 456). I produce a certificate of conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, Oct., 1856; Jane Pearce, Convicted, with two others, of uttering counterfeit coin; Confined six months"</hi>)—The prisoner is the person; I had her and the two others in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>. I am a linen draper, and live in Queen's Row, Dalston. On 7th May, a little after 9 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came for a pair of stockings and a reel of cotton; they came to 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I saw directly that it was bad—I bent it, and I asked her where she got it; she said a respectable young person outside gave it her, and asked her to come and get a pair of stockings—she said the young person outside knew the young man in the shop—I went out directly, and could not find any such person—I gave the prisoner in charge, with the coin.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any young man in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was the young man—I do not know any young woman—I had not seen any young woman outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-111" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 539). The prisoner was given into custody for offering a counterfeit florin, which I now produce—I asked her where she got it from; she said she had it given her by a young woman outside, and was sent into the shop—I went out, and could not see any one—the prisoner refused to give her address; she said she had lived in Kingsland—I found nothing on her but a key, which she said was the key of her room door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. This florin is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> My lord, I am a poor unfortunate girl, and the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece that I uttered a gentleman gave me; when I was charged, I was ashamed of telling my shameful course of life, and I said it was a woman gave it me; it is true that I have been once convicted for base coin, but I took it as a caution, and never had anything to do with bad money until I met with this gentleman; I am an orphan, and have no friends in this world, and no one to defend me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-632-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-633-18580614 t18580614-alias-2"/> Barrett</rs> </hi> (56)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-114" type="surname" value="BABB"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BABB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 120). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Cen
<lb/>tral Criminal Court; John Barry, Convicted, Feb., 1857, of uttering coun
<lb/>terfeit coin; Confined nine months"</hi>)—the prisoner is the person; he was in my charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-115" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRADFORD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Marquis of Granby, at Kensington. On Saturday, 17th April, the prisoner came, about 5 or 6 o'clock in the evening, for a quartern of rum—there were two other men there, who had had some
<lb/>thing to drink before he came in—I served the prisoner with the rum—the price was 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a shilling—I saw it was bad, and I said to him, "This,
<hi rend="italic">Steve</hi>, is too bad; you have had me once or twice before, and I am determined to lock you up"—while I was getting round from the bar, he got away—I saw him come and look in at the door, about two hours afterwards, and I ran out, but I could not see a policeman, and he got away—I told the policeman on the following Monday, and gave him the bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-116" type="surname" value="JOHNS"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-116" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JOHNS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 223). On Monday, 19th April, the last witness gave me information, and I searched after the prisoner—I knew him, and I heard that he was in custody at Brentford—I went there on 22d May, and he had been committed for trial—I received this shilling from Mr. Bradford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-117" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-117" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-117" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Travellers' Friend beer shop, at Smallberry Green. On 16th May, I saw the prisoner, about a quarter or twenty minutes past 5 o'clock in the afternoon; there was another man with him—the prisoner called for a pint of ale, and gave me a bad shilling—I said it was a very bad one, and he put his hand into his pocket, and gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of halfpence—I told him it looked very black, that he should give me a bad shilling, when he had halfpence in his pocket—the other man took the shilling, and looked at it, and said, "It is a very bad shilling; where did you get it?"—the prisoner said, "I don't know"—the other man said, "Throw it it over the hedge;" the prisoner said he would not, and he put it into his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANNAH KNOWLES</hi>. My husband keeps a shop in Hounslow Road. On Sunday, 16th May, the prisoner came to the shop; he asked for bacon and</p>
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<p>eggs; I served him—he gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I looked at it, and it was bad—I said, "Is it a good one?"—he raid, "Yes, I would not give you a bad one; we have no bad money in our firm"—I laid it down, and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—as soon as he was gone, I took it up, and showed it to my husband; we both looked at it, and found it was bad—I followed the prisoner, and found him near to the Isleworth station, about a quarter of a mile from our house—I said to him, "The 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece was not a good one"—he said, "I did not know but it was good; I am no judge of money"—hegave me back the change and the things, and I gave him the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-118" type="surname" value="ALDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ALDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer. On 16th May, about 6 o'clock, I saw the last witness running; she spoke to me, and I saw the prisoner pass the Chaise and Horses—I saw him
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece away into the road, which he had taken out of Mrs. Knowles' hand—I went and took possession of it—I followed the prisoner; he went into Mr. West's, and he went out to go to the water closet—I saw Hawkins pick up a purse with money in it—the prisoner was there; I had followed him to the place where the purse was picked up—he was given into custody—I kept the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in my hand, and gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-119" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-119" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer. On Sunday evening, 16th May, I saw the prisoner, and I saw the last witness with a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in his hand—I followed the prisoner into Mr. West's skittle ground—I found two 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. pieces and three shillings, in a green purse—I took them to the station, and gave them to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-120" type="surname" value="DARBEN"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-120" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DARBEN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer. On that Sunday evening, I went, with the last two witnesses, after the prisoner—I saw a purse in his hand; I cannot swear that this is it—I followed him to Mr. West's public house; he asked for half a pint of beer—he ran out, and said he wanted to go to the water closet—he went out, and I saw the witness pick up the purse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-121" type="surname" value="IRISH"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-121" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH IRISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, T</hi> 36). I took the prisoner, on the 16th, in Hounslow Road—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver, two duplicates, and a piece of string—I went into the beer shop; I saw Hawkins pick up this purse, with two bad florins in it, and three bad shillings, all folded up separately in tissue paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-122" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin that was uttered, and those two in the purse, are all bad, and from the same mould—the shillings are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know that the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece was bad; I changed some money, and never looked at it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-633-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-633-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE APPLETON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 308). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, August, 1856; Mary Jones, Convicted of uttering counterfeit coin; Confined four months"</hi>)—I was present at the trial—the pri
<lb/>soner is the person.</p>
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<persName id="t18580614-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-125" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am bar maid at the Oxford Arms, Somers Town. On Saturday, 3d April, the prisoner came—I served her with a quartern of rum; it came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin; I bit it, and found it was bad—I returned it to her—she took it away, and left the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-126" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger, and live in Camden Town. On 3d April, the prisoner came about 9 o'clock in the evening—she selected a</p>
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<p>piece of bacon, which came to 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad florin—there was a constable in the shop; I gave it to him, and gave the prisoner into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 178). On Saturday, 3d April, I saw the pri
<lb/>soner in High Street, Camden Town—I followed her, and saw her go into Mr. Compton's, a grocer—she went to several other shops, and I saw her go into the Oxford Arms—she came out, and I followed her to Mr. West's—she took a piece of bacon off the board, and put down a piece of money, which was bad—I took her and the piece of bad money—she was taken before the Magistrate, and gave the name of Mary Moore—she was remanded till the 8th, and was discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-128" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am bar maid at the Marquis of Granby, in Gray's Inn Lane. On Wednesday, 19th May, the prisoner came between 4 and 5 o'clock, for half a quartern of rum; I served her; it came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad florin; I tried it with my teeth; I told her it was bad—she said she did not know it was bad, and told me to give it her back, and she would pay me for the rum—I did not give it her back—she paid me for the rum in halfpence—I took the florin to my master, and he sent for a policeman—the prisoner was given into custody, with the florin.</p>
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<persName id="t18580614-name-129" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLOUGH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Marquis of Granby. The last witness showed me the florin, and I gave the prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRIGGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 195). On 19th May, I took the prisoner into custody at the Marquis of Granby, on a charge of uttering a bad florin—she said she was not aware of it; she had taken it in the street of a man, who had bought some ornaments of her for stoves—she had not any with her at the time—she said she had never been in trouble before—this is the florin I received from Mr. Clough.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served him, and he put down a shil
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change—I put the shilling in my pocket, where I had one other shilling and eight sixpences—they drank the pot of beer, and were still in front of the bar—in half an hour afterwards they called for another pot of beer—Standon paid for it with a shilling—I put that in my pocket, and gave him a sixpence and 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, because the beer is 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pot in the ground—in about a quarter of an hour, Reeve came for a pot of beer—he gave me a shilling; I put it in my pocket; I gave him 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and the beer, and he took it into the skittle ground—shortly afterwards Reeve came for another pot of beer; he gave me another shilling—I felt it, and found it was bad, and gave it back to him to be returned as not a good one—he took it away, and shortly after brought me a 4
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<p>bad—the prisoners had then left the house—they left soon after I returned the bad shilling to Reeve—I did not see them go—from the time I received the first shilling from Judd, I did not receive a shilling or a sixpence from any other person but them—I had taken some coppers from several persons—I gave three of the bad shillings to Mr. Ward; the other I marked, and gave to the officer at the station.</p>
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<persName id="t18580614-name-136" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-136" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REEVE</persName> </hi>. I live in Pye Street, Westminster—I assist the last witness in her business. On Thursday, 13th May, I was assisting in her skittle ground, about 6 o'clock in the evening—the three prisoners were playing there—Standon asked me to fetch him a pot of beer; he gave me a shilling to pay for it—I went to Mrs. Johnson for the beer—I put the shil
<lb/>ling on the bar; she gave me a sixpence and a penny in change, which I gave to Standon—the three prisoners and a civilian, named Henry Cook, were playing together—I put the beer on the form, and they all four drank of it—some time afterwards, Lansdown told me to fetch a pot of beer, and he gave me a shilling—I took it to Mrs. Johnson; she said it was bad; she did not take it—I took it back, and gave it to Lansdown—I said to him, "This is a bad one"—he said, "Who has got any money?" and Judd pulled out a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece and a penny, and gave it me to go and pay for the beer—when I gave the shilling to Lansdown, he said to me, "You must have given it to me," and Standon said, "I can tell you where you got it from; you got it from the Star and Crown, in the Broadway"—soon afterwards the prisoners went away from Mrs. Johnson's, and I went and spoke to her about the money she had taken—Ward, a brick maker, was in the tap room, and I went with him to look after the three prisoners; we met a constable—I saw all the three pri
<lb/>soners together in Rochester Row; two of them went into the Rochester Arms, but Lansdown did not; he walked on, and the constable went and took him in the street—I went into the house, and pointed out the other two prisoners.</p>
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<persName id="t18580614-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-137" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-137" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a brick maker, and live in Westminster. On that day I was in the Duchess of Kent—I received three counterfeit shillings from Mrs. Johnson—I went with the last witness in search of the prisoners; I found Judd and Standon in the beer shop, and they were given into custody—I gave the three shillings to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-138" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-138" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN LEE</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Rochester Arms. On 13th May, Standon and Judd came in together; Judd asked for a pot of beer, and he gave me in payment a bad shilling—I told him it was bad; he said, "I don't think it is;" I said, "Yes, it is;" I held it up for him to see it; it fell on the floor, and the policeman took it up—while I said that to Judd, Standon said to him, "Mind, if you pass a bad shilling, I know nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-139" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old; I live with my parents, in Westminster. On 13th May, I saw Lansdown in Rochester Row—I saw the policeman take him in custody—as he was walking along, I saw a shilling drop from him—I took it up, and took it to the station, and gave it to the officer Phillips.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 174). I took Lansdown, in Rochester Row, about 150 yards from the Rochester Arms—I took him to the station, and found on him six sixpences, one 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, all good—Baker gave me this bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DIGHTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 175). I went, on 13th May, with Butcher, and Reeve pointed out Standon and Judd in Rochester Row—they went into the Rochester Arms; we went in after them—Butcher picked up a bad shilling—I took Judd, and found on him one sixpence and one penny, good—Ward gave me these three counterfeit shillings.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 109). I went to the Rochester Arms; I saw this shilling fall on the floor—I took charge of Standon—I said they had been in a public house in Stratton Ground, and passed bad coin; they said they knew nothing about that, but Judd said, "I own to passing this one"—I found two bad shillings in Standon's right hand coat pocket—he had three sixpences and four 1
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings found on Standon are bad—this one produced by Mrs. Johnson is bad, and from the same mould as one of those found on Standon—this one, dropped from Lansdown in the street, is counterfeit, and from the same mould as the other two—these three produced by Ward are all bad; two are from one mould, and one is from the same mould as the three that I have looked at—this one uttered by Judd is bad—here is one from one mould, three from another, and four from another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Standon's Defence.</hi> I had been out in the afternoon; I did not know I had any bad money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lansdown's Defence.</hi> I can prove I was not out of barracks till after 5 o'clock; I own to going to the house that evening; when I went to Rochester Row, I left these men, and was going home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Judd's Defence.</hi> If I passed any bad money, it was what I received at skittles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Standon called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-144" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SUTHERLAND</persName> </hi>. I am pay sergeant in the Guards. Lansdown was in barracks at 5 o'clock that day—I did not see him leave, but he answered to his name at 5 o'clock on parade—I paid him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a day; he had received 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. that morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he been in the hospital some time previously?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had been in confinement, not allowed to go out, but on that day he was on parade—he might have been out, and come in five minutes before the time—it is not more than five minutes' walk from the barracks to the public house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the other two prisoners in barracks also?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and they answered to their names at the same time as he did.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FANNY MORTLOCK</hi> (31)</persName>, were indicted for
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<lb/>sion.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS RICHARD"/>THOMAS RICHARD ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I keep the York Arms public house, Middle Serle's Place. On 7th May, Mingay came, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin and a pot of beer—the beer came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I served her—she gave me a half crown—I saw it was bad, by the pewter of the counter—I said, "Well, I don't like the look of this, it is too black;" she said, "It is good enough, you are no judge of money, but give me that back, I will give you another one"—she put it in her breast and put down a shillings—I gave her the half crown back—I saw that the shilling was bad; I said, "Well, now, you must wait a minute, for I have not any small change"—I sent my daughter for a constable, and he took Mingay into custody—I deli
<lb/>vered him the shilling which Mingay had tendered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you known Forster for some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, since I have had the house, about twelve months—I have known him as I know my ordinary customers—he is a shoemaker—I never knew him to work at anything else but shoemaking—he works in a</p>
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<p>little place—I have seen Mrs. Mortlock, his daughter, as a customer, nothing further—I believe she lives over the water—I have supposed her to be his daughter—I called at her place at Lambeth, on one occasion—that is some time back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has Mingay been in your house before for beer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, repeatedly—I knew she was living at Mr. Forster's; she has fetched beer and gin, and always paid—I have trusted her, and always found her honest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITTINGTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 37). I took Mingay in charge for tendering counterfeit coin to Mr. Abbott—I found two more counterfeit shillings in her hand—Mr. Abbott gave me one counterfeit shilling—I asked Mingay where she got them—she said, if I would go to her lodging she would shew me the person who gave them to her—she took me to No. 2, Crown Court, which is not above fifty yards from Mr. Abbott's—I went to the front room on the first floor—I found Forster and Mortlock there, standing up—when we went in, Mingay pointed to Mortlock, and said, "That is the person who gave me the counterfeit shillings"—Mortlock made no observation—Mingay said the word "Counterfeit"—Allen, another constable, A 315, had joined me and went in with me—I commenced searching the room—a small room opened out of it—I went in to that, and found these five counterfeit shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on a shelf, under a frying pan—these are the two shillings I took from Mingay, and this is the one Mr. Abbott gave me—I came into the other room, and found this counterfeit shilling on the floor—Mortlock was standing near the spot where I picked it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It is very likely she was standing near the spot where you found the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she was standing quite upright—I found it within about six inches of her dress—her back was turned towards me when I came from the small room—there might have been a small carpet on the floor, but not where this shilling was—Min
<lb/>gay told me that was the person who gave her the counterfeit shilling—I was at Bow Street several days—I was there on a charge against a man named Adams—Forster was present on that occasion, and I was there, and some other officers—I did not see Mortlock there—I was there from the first of the inquiry till the last, when the man was dismissed—I knew where Forster worked; I was on that beat—I knew he was a working shoemaker in Carey Street—I did not make inquiries at Fanny Mortlock's place, in Lambeth,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-150" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY ATTWOOD"/>HENRY ATTWOOD ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 315). On 7th May, I went to No. 2, Crown Court, with the last witness—I found Mortlock and Forster in the room—I saw Mortlock go to the front room, and put her hand to the mantle piece and withdraw it—I went to the mantle piece, and, at the place where I saw her hand come from, I found this bad shilling—Mingay went to the room with us, and I saw her leave one part of the room and go to the other end of the mantle piece; I saw her move an image, or ornament, and place it close against the wall—I went there, and found this half crown placed on it's edge, pushed against the wall, kept up by the image—this is it—when we went into the room, I said to Mingay, "Who was it gave it you?" she said, "That is the one," pointing to Mortlock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear her say she would point out the person when you got to the lodgings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I said, "Which is the one?" and she said, "That is the one."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What else did she say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She made several remarks about a trap being laid for her, and about a man bringing the money there—Mortlock said, that
<hi rend="italic">Lady</hi> (that was Mingay) brought the money up stairs, and</p>
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<p>laid it on the table, and she believed it was 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—I went with Whittington to the place in Carey Street—Whittington opened the door with the key—I followed him into the little stall—we made a search over the place, and I found this bad shilling on a small shelf, in this small piece of paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Forster with you when you found this shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Franklin, the constable, who is here, gave the key of this place to Whittington—when this conversation took place, about where Mingay got the money, Whittington was present; he could have heard what was said—Mingay said something about a man named Adamsbringing the money into the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you and Whittington go to Crown Court with Mingay?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—when we got up stairs, Mingay said something about a trap being laid for her—when we got to the house, we saw Mortlock there, and Mingay said that was the woman who gave her the money—I believe the words were, "That is the one"—Henry Adams was mentioned by name—when she said a trap had been laid for her, she said something about Adams bringing the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRANKLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 72). I went, on the evening of 7th May, to this room, in Crown Court—Holmes went with me—the three pri
<lb/>soners were in the room—Forster was sitting on the side of the bed—I asked him to get up; he said he could not—I took him off the bed with assistance—he is a little lame, but he can walk very well—when I lifted him off, I searched him, and, in his left hand trousers pocket, I found a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and a shilling, which were counterfeit—I took Mingay to the station, and, as I took her, she said a man named Adams brought the money there, and he lived somewhere over the water, she did not know where—I went to Forster's stall; I found the key of it in his pocket—I gave the key to the other constable, with directions to lock the place up; but I had been to the stall previously that night, with the same key—I and Holmes went, but we did not find any
<lb/>thing—when we came away, I locked the place up, and gave the key to the other constable—I do not know Henry Adams; I never saw him at Bow Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know Forster's little place where he worked before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is very small; there are a great many things in it; you can hardly turn yourself round—we looked pretty well all over it, as much as we could—I do not think there are many shelves, but the top is not ceiled, it is rafters—there are many little holes and corners where a shilling might be placed—I did not look a great deal, I believe we might not have looked in every place; it appears we underlooked our duty—I do not think there was more than one shelf; there were a great many things on it, I took some of the things from it—I believe Holmes looked there—there were about 300 pairs of lasts in the place, I do not know what space they would occupy, we had to climb over them—I think there was a seat there, an old chair—I removed a great many of the lasts—I believe Holmes looked on the shelf; I might have looked myself, I cannot recollect whether I did—I think there was a shelf, and to the best of my recollection it was tied up with string—there were some things on it, but what they consisted of I cannot remember now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did you take Forster to the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About half past 7 o'clock—it was when Mingay was going to the station that she said a man named Adams had brought them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-152" type="surname" value="GENTRY"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-name-152" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GENTRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, F</hi> 10). I went to No. 2, Crown Court, and found the prisoners there—I found one shilling in Forster's hand, which I</p>
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<p>produce—he was then in custody of the last witness—his hand was clenched, and I had some difficulty in forcing it open—I took him to the station—he said that he had passed no had money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580614-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580614-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-153" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 50). On the afternoon of 7th May, I went with Franklin to the house in Crown Court—I saw Forster sitting on the bed; I asked him to get up; he refused to do so, and we were obliged to pull him up—under the bed there was something tied up, which I found to be base money, in this cloth—I opened the cloth at the station—when I found the cloth all the three prisoners were in the room, they saw me find it—I said, "I have got the
<hi rend="italic">bank</hi>"—none of the prisoners made any observation just then; but Mortlock, I believe, said that she knew nothing about it, and she had 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week allowed her by a barrister in the Temple—that was in consequence of my telling her she would have to go to the station house with me—As she was going to the station, she said, "
<hi rend="italic">Lady Mansfield</hi> brought it in"—it was counted, and I said, "What a lot of bad money there is"—I knew that by
<hi rend="italic">Lady Mansfield</hi>, she meant Mingay, as I knew them well—when I got to the station I examined the contents of the
<hi rend="italic">bank</hi>, and I found four crown pieces, thirty-eight half crowns, and twenty-one shillings—I went to the stall with Franklin, and partly looked over it; we did not think there was anything, and I returned the key to another constable to fasten it up—When we were at the station, Mingay said that a man named Adams had brought the money—I did not know him; I was present at Bow Street, when Adams was in custody—Forster gave him in custody, and brought him to the station, and told, the inspector that he would produce witnesses in the morning to prove that he brought the bad money, but not producing any, he was discharged—Forster was there, but Mortlock was not; Forster got up to give evidence, but he did not see him bring it, and he could not produce any one that did, and the Magistrate said he had no power to detain him—I did not see Mortlock there; I saw her when she was out on bail, that was all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear the Magistrate say, that without Mingay the case could not go on.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I believe Forster mentioned the name of Mingay—I looked partly over the stall—there was a mass of confusion—a number of old boots, scarcely a pair at all, but odd ones; there was crockery ware, and all sorts of things—there might have been fifty pairs of lasts; we had to get over some of them—there was a shelf there; I looked over the shelf, to the best of my recollection—there were two or three little earthenware pots there; I looked in them—I did not look all over the shelf—I did not take the pots up; I turned them aside—I have been over the water, to Mrs. Mortlock's place—I really forget the name of the place; it is close to Kennington Lane—I went in consequence of what she told me, her having another residence—she did not live with her father—Franklin and another officer were with me—we looked over there; we found no bad coin—we found plenty of plaster of Paris, which is used for making counterfeit coin—we found several lots of plaster of Paris in the kitchen—I believe it was in paper—we did not bring it away—I believe there was some in an earthenware pot—I should say, to the best of my recollection, there was half a dozen pounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Mingay say that Adams brought it there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I do not recollect that she made an observation in the room about Adams bringing it and putting it on the table.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling, uttered by Mingay to Abbott, is counterfeit, and of the date 1852; the two shillings found in her hand are counterfeit, one is of the date of 1852, from the same mould as the one she</p>
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<p>uttered; the other is 1819—these five, found under the frying pan, are all bad; two of them are of 1852, from the same mould as the other two; and three of the date 1819, from the same mould as the other one—this one, found on the floor, is of the date of 1852, and from the same mould as the others; the one found on the mantle piece is 1852, from the same mould—this half crown, found on the mantle piece, is counterfeit, of the data 1834—this shilling, found in the stall, is of 1852, from the same mould as the others—this crown piece, found in Forster's pocket, is of 1819, and is bad—this shilling, of 1852, found in his pocket, is counterfeit, and from the same mould as the others—this shilling, taken from his hand, is bad, it is of the date 1852, and from the same mould—these four crown pieces in the cloth, of 1819, are all bad, and are from the same mould as the one taken from Forster's pocket—the half crowns in the cloth are bad, ten of them are George IV., of the date 1826, all from one mould; fourteen of them are George III., of the date 1817, thirteen are from one mould, and one from a different mould; six half crowns are of William IV., dated 1834, they are all counterfeit, and from one mould, and from the same mould as the one placed on the man✗ piece by Mingay; six half crowns are of 1846, all from one mould, and all bad, two are of 1845, and are bad, and from one mould—these twenty-one shil
<lb/>lings are all bad, fourteen of them are from one mould, of George III., 1819, from the same mould as the others of 1819, found under the frying pan—seven others are of the date of 1852, all bad, and from the same mould as all the others of 1852.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate were here read as follows: Mingay says</hi>, "I am living with Mr. Forster, who is a very honest man; at 6 o'clock in the morning, he went out, as usual, to his stall; he took one penny with him; I never saw him till 1 o'clock, when he and his daughter, the prisoner Mortlock, came home, and I let them in; Mrs. Mortlock lay down on the bed; I said to her, 'There is not room for you and your father to lay down, I will pull the bed down;' in doing so, something very heavy fell on the boards, in some newspapers; soon after a man named Henry Adams came into the room, and placed the money in the bed, and then went into the back room; the shilling I paid to Mr. Abbott, was given to me."
<hi rend="italic">Forster says</hi>, "My sight is very bad, and whether I took bad money or good I can't say, but I did not know it was bad."
<hi rend="italic">Mortlock says</hi>, "I went home with my father, and, being very tired, I laid down; Mingay pulled down the bed, and something very heavy fell off it; she picked it up and placed it on the table; she then said, 'We will open it, and see what the contents are;' and we found it was this money; I said, 'It never can be bad money;' and I asked Mingay to go to Mr. Abbott's, and take a shilling, and ask him to try it; she came back, and said it was perfectly good; I then counted the money, and said to my father, 'If this should be bad money we may be transported;' but my father knew nothing whatever about it; I asked him what had better be done with it, and whether he would throw it down the water closet; I put the money in this dirty cloth, and laid it in the corner of the room."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Forster and Mortlock received good characters</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MINGAY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580614-636-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. *—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-636-18580614 t18580614-636-punishment-31"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FORSTER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-636-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18580614-636-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-636-18580614 t18580614-636-punishment-32"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORTLOCK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-636-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580614-636-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18580614-636-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-636-18580614 t18580614-636-punishment-33"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 16
<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">CROMPTON</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MICHAEL PRENDERGAST</hi>, Esq., Q.C.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Crompton and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WILLIAM M'INTOSH</hi> (26)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City police inspector</hi>). It is a portion of my duty to examine candidates and their testimonials, on their applying to be admitted into the City police force. On 11th May, I received a letter from the defendant, containing this certificate produced—(
<hi rend="italic">Letter read:</hi>"Sir, I beg to know if you want any men in your force, as I should like to get in as one; I have enclosed you my discharge, and any other certificate you may require, I shall be disposed to give; I am a married man, and am going to live in the City. Charles William M'Intosh")—
<hi rend="italic">The certificate was to the effect that Charles William M'Intosh had served in the army six years and 254 days, and was discharged in consequence of being ineligibly enlisted; his character very good; signed by Colonel Hogg and the commanding officer</hi>, 16
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1858—I made a communication to the prisoner, in consequence of which I had an interview with him on 20th May—he said that his name was M'Intosh, that he was an applicant for the City police force, and that he had received a letter from me, appointing for him to come to the reserve office in Bow Lane—I asked him if he had any letter with him; he said that he had left it at home—I then showed him this letter and certificate, and asked him if they were his, and if they were genuine—he said, "Yes"—he had not at that time filled up the usual declaration—I gave him our form of declaration, and told him, if they were genuine, to fill it up—he then filled it up in his own writing in this form—this declaration was signed by the prisoner, and stated that he had been in the 1st Life Guards six years 254 days—after he had signed it, I told him it was my duty to take him into custody, for that I had ascertained that the certificate had been altered, and was not genuine—he was searched in my presence, and the letter I had sent to him was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is it you complain of as being untrue?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> His representing himself as having been in the regiment six years and 254 days—I have not inquired into anything else—I have heard from the adjutant of the regiment that he bears a very good character—I heard from the adjutant that when he enlisted he had verified the other par
<lb/>ticulars—I have not the slightest reason to believe that anything is untrue except that—I did not inquire into anything but his character and the number of years he had served.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LIMBERT</persName> </hi>. I am adjutant of the 1st Life Guards. The defendant was enlisted in my regiment on 4th July, 1857, by my superintendent, and was discharged on 16th March, 1858, having served exactly 254 days, and being ineligible in consequence of physical disease—I did not deliver his cer
<lb/>tificate to him—I saw that it was made out by my superintendent, but not in the form in which it is now; it has been altered—I can say that I had seen that paper at the time he left—it was made out in my presence; I saw it when it was completed, and before it was delivered—I saw it after it was</p>
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<p>signed; it has been altered since; the "7" in 1857 has been made into "1;" 1851 instead of "7," and the word "six" has been inserted before; the letter "y" has been added to "ineligible," and the word "enlisted" has also been added—Colonel Hogg signed it in my presence; these alterations are not Colonel Hogg's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you found him to be a man of very good character?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Of very good character; he conducted himself very well indeed—he spat blood, and had a very weak chest; he could not stand the riding—I found him perfectly capable of performing the other duties—I had communicated with his father in several letters previous to the enlistment, and the result was that the statement was correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-158" type="given" value="COLONEL JAMES M'NAUGHTON"/>COLONEL JAMES M'NAUGHTON HOGG</persName> </hi>. I am a major in the regiment and lieutenant colonel in the army. The signature to this certificate is in my writing, but it was not then the same as it is now; there are alterations made, not by me or by my authority—I quite agree with what Mr. Limbert has said as to the word "six," as to the "y," and the word "enlisted"—I am not the only officer who signed it—a discharge document is generally by three officers; the captain writes this, and I add my name—the signatures are mine, and that is all—I attest the truth of the document, which is given to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you agree also with Mr. Limbert as to the man's character?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite—he had a very good character on leaving the regiment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The police force in London is under Mr. Daniel Whittle Harvey; he appoints the men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know that he had the power?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen him appoint scores.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the prisoner could not be convicted of the offence alleged, inasmuch as it was clear that there was no intent to defraud, or any one who could have been defrauded (See Reg. v. Hodgson</hi>).
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">referred to the case of Reg. v. Sharman.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE CROMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the alterations made in the document were sufficient to constitute a forgery, and that the attempt, by that means, to get into the police force, would be prime facie evidence of an attempt to deceive and defraud.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>
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<lb/>wards taken in custody by the policeman whom I saw in the court, but I did not see that, as I was taken to the Royal Free Hospital—I did not lose my senses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Instead of being the aggressor, I am the aggrieved party; you have sworn that I followed you; did not I make a rush at you?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You followed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He has stated two or three things false; I have had my peace of mind disturbed by this man, by cohabiting with a woman who lived with me, and robbing me of my bedstead, and books, and things out of my room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-165" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 165). On 6th May, about half past 6 o'clock in the morning, I was in Gray's Inn Lane, and heard cries from Fox Court—I went there, and saw Perry, the elder, bleeding from the neck—in consequence of what he said to me, I went up stairs, to the back room, first floor, and found it fast, the prisoner was in the room—I asked him to open the door, he said that he would, but did not—I broke it open and got into the room, and then he said, "I did do it; it is a man who has been living with a woman who honestly bore a child by me"—I asked him where the knife was; he said, "I threw it behind the bed"—I told another constable who was with me to look behind the bed, and he found it there, but I came away with the prisoner and took him to the station, he was sober; I did not see the knife in his presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The door was not locked.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I tried it, and it would not open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-166" type="given" value="EVANS"/>EVANS ROLFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 56). I was in Fox Court, and saw Perry coming to the door of No. 1, calling out "Murder" and "Police"—his neck was cut, and was bleeding very much—I went up stairs with Jones to the back room, first floor, and found it fastened—I tried it, and could not open it—I assisted Jones in breaking it open, and when I got in I saw the prisoner there—I took Perry to the hospital, and then returned, searched the room, and found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) behind the bed—I observed nothing on it—Jones went into the room first, and I was not so near as he was, and did not dis
<lb/>tinctly catch the words the prisoner said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Instead of stating the prisoner came into the room, he went with the prosecutor to the hospital, and he could not be in two places at once; that knife has been altered, I almost doubt whether it is the same.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-167" type="given" value="JOSEPH EDMUND"/>JOSEPH EDMUND O'LOUGHLIN</persName> </hi>. I am senior house surgeon to the Royal Free Hospital, Gray's Inn Road. On 6th May, about 6 o'clock in the morn
<lb/>ing, the elder Perry was brought there—he had a large incised wound, about seven inches in length, extending along the base of the lower jaw, and going as far as the back of the neck—it divided some important vessels—it was apparently a cut—he had lost a considerable amount of blood, and was in a state approaching collapse—I attended to the wound, and he remained in the hospital till yesterday morning—the wound is not yet quite healed—it was a very dangerous wound, and might have been inflicted with a knife of this kind—it would take considerable force to inflict it, as the knife is blunt, but if the knife was sharp it would not require much force—it was a jagged wound, and a portion of it was lacerated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is it possible that a man should walk three quarters of a mile with such a wound as you describe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe he came on a stretcher—he may have walked three quarters of a mile—the wound was about seven inches long, it completely divided the skin; it was at least half an inch deep I should say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-168" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN PERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the younger</hi>). I am the prosecutor's son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I became acquainted with a woman of the name of Walker, and for a year and a half or two years I was living with her in the same house with the prosecutor, with whom she formed a connexion; while I was from home, he robbed me of my bedstead and other things, as well as destroyed my peace of mind, and ultimately cohabited with her before his children; I received her again, after promising she would have nothing more to do with him; but she broke the promise, and, worked up into a state of frenzy, for three days I knew not what I was doing; I did not intend murder or grievous bodily harm, or anything of the kind; I pray for mercy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for wounding Stephen Perry the younger.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COPELAND</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fjfth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the goods of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he said he would make up his mind in a day or two—he gave no name or address—he did not call again—I received a letter in the afternoon of 19th May—I am not certain when I saw that letter last, but it was on the day I was examined at Guildhall, when I handed it to Mr. Martin—I cannot swear what he did with it—Mr. Martin's clerk said, "Of course we will take care of the letter"—in consequence of that letter, I went to No. 20, Charles Street, Westbourne Terrace—I asked if Mr. Mitchel was in, and I was shown into a small room; the prisoner came down, and I said to him, "We received your letter, Sir, this afternoon, and I have brought the watch and some chains for inspection"—we had some general conversation about the watch, and the way of winding it—he asked me if I had a receipt with me; but he had first selected a chain, which I attached to the watch, and put it in a morocco case, and put it before him—I cannot swear whether it was before him when he asked me to make out a bill and receipt—I said I had a bill of the watch, but I would add the chain to it, which came to 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more—I added it, and he then desired me to receipt the bill, at the same time saying, "You give discount for cash"—this is the bill (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you showed me the watch, did you deliver it to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I attached the chain to the watch, and laid it on the table before you—it was in the morocco case at the time—you might have taken it up while I was writing the bill—you said you had not sufficient money there to pay for the watch—you took the watch and chain and case, and went out—I cannot say whether you ran—I opened the door in half a minute, and could not see any
<lb/>thing of you—when I put the watch on the table I considered it was sold—you said you had not sufficient money there to pay for it—I allowed you to take it on the understanding that you paid me—I cannot say how long I remained in the room before I left, I believe about a quarter of an hour—I spoke to Mr. Morgan—I asked him where you were—I have not got the letter that you sent to me—I had parted with the watch to a certain extent—you took it off the table—I did not refuse your taking it from the table—I said nothing—I allowed you to go up stairs and take the watch and the bill, with the intention that you were to come back and pay for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would you have allowed him to go out of the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the understanding was that I was to be paid for it there and then—I did not consider that he had got any right to the property without my getting the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-173" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a lodging house keeper, at No. 20, Park Street, Westbourne Terrace. The prisoner came to my house about 10 o'clock in the morning, on 19th May; he said he had just come from the country, and wanted a back drawing room, which I said I could not accommodate him with, but I had a small room, and a bedroom at the top—he asked what I wanted for them; I said 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week; he said it was too much, he should be in town five or six weeks—I said, in that case, I would take something less—he went away, and did not take the rooms—he returned at 5 o'clock, and said he had come to say that he would take the rooms—he said he had written a letter to me, but had forgotten to post it—he said, "I have been to the Crystal Palace, I am very tired, I am going to the hotel to dine, and I will return"—he returned at twenty minutes after 7 o'clock, and asked if his room was ready; I said, "Yes"—he then asked me to send to the Great Western for his luggage—he said his hands were dirty, and he would go up stairs to wash them; that he expected a gentleman to call on him, and asked me to come and tell him—while I was up stairs the last witness called, and my wife showed him into the room—I went up and told the prisoner; he came down, and they remained together about a quarter of an hour—I heard the prisoner come out again, and he went up stairs very quietly to where he had washed his hands—I had occasion to go up, and I met him coming down—I asked him whether he intended to take tea; he said he could not tell, he was just going out for a minute, and when he returned he would tell me—he went out, I shut the door after him; I never saw him again till I saw him at Guildhall, in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-174" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am porter at the Middlesex Hospital. The prisoner was a student there, and he had a locker there—the officer came and opened that locker in my presence; I saw him take out some watches.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). I went to the Middlesex Hospital school, and, in presence of the last witness, I opened a locker, and found this watch and chain, and other property—I apprehended the prisoner at Mr. Knight's, in Regent Street—I found on him some papers, and, amongst them, this invoice of the watch and-chain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580614-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at Guildhall. I recollect the examination of the prisoner—a letter was produced referring to this particular case—I saw that letter on 22d May; I read it, and wrote it out—the prisoner was remanded till the 25th—between the 22d and the 25th my minutes had been copied by a clerk—on the 25th, further evidence was given, and the prisoner was committed—after each case is disposed of, it is my practice to have my letters and papers taken into another room for a clerk to copy—no doubt, I saw the letter at the examination, and, no doubt, it was sent with my minutes to the adjoining room—it is the officer's duty to see that he has all the papers before he leaves—my impression is, that the letter must have been delivered to the officer—there were three officers, but the only one that I recollect was Green—I have made every inquiry, and every search for that letter, and we cannot find it; I never heard of its loss till yesterday morning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I never had possession of that letter—I never saw it, except when it was produced to the Magistrate; that was on the first examination—I did not take the papers from Mr. Martin to Mr. Newman—I was not in that case.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE MARTIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who did you give it to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I might have given it to Roe, or another officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The letter, by some means, has been lost, whether accidentally or intentionally, it is not for me to say; had it been here, I think it would have exonerated me; but if it would not, I think the evidence will show you that this was a
<hi rend="italic">bondfide</hi> transaction; when Mr. Murray came to me, I looked at the watch and chain, and made a bargain for them; he attached the chain to the watch, and gave them to me; he made a bill, and took off the discount; I told him I had not sufficient money to pay him there and then; so far there was a
<hi rend="italic">bondfide</hi> transaction; had I brought the money, or at any time paid the money, would it have been a criminal charge? it is not for me to say whether it would or not; the watch and chain, and case, and bill, were all given to me; I said, "I have not sufficient money to pay you here, I shall pay you;" I had left my pocket book up stairs; I went up stairs, I washed myself, and came down again, having put my pocket book in my pocket; when I came down, the door was open, I did not see Mr. Murray in the room; I was asked a few questions, which occupied me some time; whether Mr. Murray was there, I do not know; the money was intended to he paid; he allowed me to depart, with the intention that I should pay it; I never intended to pay it immediately; had he asked me for the money when I came down, I should have paid him, or, if not, I should have returned it; I was to pay it at some future time; that future time was neither expressed nor implied; I am not sufficiently versed to know where the error is; I always thought, if a man intended to pay for an article, there was nothing criminal; it was my mind to pay for the watch.</p>
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