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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">WIRE, MAYOR SECOND SESSION.</hi> </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, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi> </persName>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>;Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH STACEY</hi> (59)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PETER STACEY</hi> (55)</persName>, were indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-84-offence-1 t18581213-name-5"/>Anthony Hird</persName>, by false pretences;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi>, for a conspiracy</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Hird, an upholsterer, of 143, Tottenham-court-road. On 5th October the female prisoner came to our shop—she drove up in a four-wheeled pony-chaise—she said that she had taken a house, 24, Grosvenor-road, St. John's wood, and she wished some person to come there and look at the house, to see what furniture she required—she said that her name was Chesterfield—next day I went to look at the house to see what furniture Mrs. Chesterfield required—she said, "Now you see what rooms there are, you see what furniture is required?"—I said, "Yes,"—she then said, "What are your terms?" I said, "Cash"—she said it was not convenient to pay the whole of the money, but she would pay half of it down, and the other half on the 1st or 2d of November—she then told me her husband was a retired maltster, and she had an in
<lb/>come of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a-year—I agreed to those terms, upon having a respectable reference—she said her husband had been a maltster at Wey
<lb/>mouth—I then left the house—she came the following day to the shop</p>
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<p>and selected goods; a mahogany couch, six chairs, a loo table, some carpeting, and a large chimney-glass—the value of the first goods we delivered was 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; altogether they amounted to 39
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she gave me a reference to a Mr. Scott of 48, Alma-street, Hoxton—I went there the next day and saw the prisoner Elsom, who answered to the name of Scott—I said I had come respecting a reference of Mr. Chesterfield—he said he was a highly respect
<lb/>able man, and a retired maltster from Weymouth, and Mrs. Chesterfield had an income of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a-year—at that time Elsom had whiskers—I went back to Mr. Hird, and told him that the reference was satisfactory, and he said, "Send the goods;" and they were sent to 24, Grosvenor-road, St. John's-wood—I went there about a week after—I saw the prisoner Stacey—he opened the door to me—I asked if Mrs. Chesterfield was at home—he said, "No;" she had gone down to Mr. Hird's to select some mote goods; that his name was Chesterfield—I went back to the shop, and found Mrs. Chesterfield there, and I served her myself with the goods—the goods were supplied in two parts; that was the second part—I went again to Grosvenor-road on 2d November, and found that the goods were gone—I found no one in the house—I traced the goods from there to Lyndhurst villa, Lyndhurst-road, Peckham, and I saw Stacey and asked him for the goods—that was the first place I went to after I found the house shut up—Stacey came to the door to me, and he shut the door in my face—the following morning we went over to Lyndhurst-villa, and found the goods were gone from there—they were in the house the previous day; I did not see them there—we followed them to Dane-street, Islington, and I waited there all night—I did not see any one there—I saw Stacey come to the house in the morning, and as soon as he saw me he turned away, he did not go into the house—I went from there to the police-station in Old-street, and identified some goods that the female prisoner had been offering to pledge—on Saturday, 6th, Mr. Hird and I went to 7, Copenhagen-street, with a police-constable, and took the three prisoners into custody—Elsom and Stacey were in bed—I was induced to part with the goods through the reference.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I observe that in the first instance you told us that what the woman said to you was that her husband was a retired maltster?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a retired maltster from Weymouth—I did not take any memorandum of this conversation—the first parcel of goods was delivered before I saw the husband at all—when I saw him at the house he said that his name was Chesterfield, and that Mrs. Chesterfield had gone down to our place—I did not see him afterwards until I saw him at Lynd
<lb/>hurst-villa—when I first went to Alma-street, Hoxton, a little girl opened the door, and showed me into the room—Mr. Scott came up from down
<lb/>stairs—I saw Elsom in the room—I addressed him first; I said, "Is your name Scott?"—I mean to swear that—I have not the slightest doubt of it—the name Hayes was not used—I do not know whether that was the name he was living by at that house—Scott was the name that was mentioned to me in the first instance—the name of Hayes was not mentioned at all to me by anybody; I did not hear it—I asked for the name of Scott when I went there, and saw Elsom—I did not hear the name of Hayes mentioned in the first instance by anybody at all—I made a memorandum of the reference and the name the day that I took the reference—I went for it the day after it was given me—I put the name down at the time the lady gave it to me; I swear that—the reference was given me at the shop, and I put it down in the book on the day that I had it—the second parcel was sent</p>
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<p>about a week or a little more after the first one, as near as I can guess—the female prisoner took them away in the chaise—I have told you all the inter
<lb/>view I had with Elsom—I did not say anything to him about some of them being to be paid for—I did not tell him that half was to be paid for—there was an arrangement between me and Mrs. Chesterfield that half was to be paid for—the arrangement was, that half was to be paid when the first goods came in, and the other half the 1st or 2d of November—half the money was to be paid on delivery—it was not paid—our carman took the goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When Mrs. Chesterfield spoke about her husband, did she say "a retired maltster of Weymouth?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A retired maltster of Weymouth—she used the word "Weymouth" at the time she said her husband was a retired maltster.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am carman in the employment of Mr. Hird—in the early part of October last I delivered a quantity of household furniture at 24, Grosvenor-road, St. John's-wood; chairs, tables, a looking-glass, and carpet—I saw Mrs. Stacey when I delivered them—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the carpet—I have since seen a large portion of the goods at the station house—they are the goods which I speak to as having delivered at Grosvenor-road—I have seen a looking-glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you went there, I believe you demanded the money, did not you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Part of it—I was desired to ask for half the amount—I did not tell Mrs. Chesterfield that I was desired not to leave the goods until the money was paid—I asked for half the money—she said it would not be convenient then to pay me—I did not say I could not leave them unless that was paid; I am certain I did not say so—I was not de
<lb/>sired not to leave them without the money—my instructions were to ask for half the money; that was all—no instructions were given me supposing half the money was not paid—she said she would pay it all on the 1st or 2d of the month—I was desired to get half the money if I could, I suppose—I left them on the premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-8" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GOODCHAP</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer of Edgeware-road—on 17th September last, I let the house in Grosvenor-road to the elder prisoner, under the name of Chesterfield—he gave references when he applied for the house—I made inquiries and let the house—he said that he was a retired man, and lived on his means—I did not receive any rent for the house—they went before any rent was due.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He gave you two references did he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—they appeared to be satisfactory; they were not so ultimately.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGIH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see those referees or get replies by letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By letter—I have since made inquiries as to the persons from whom those letters appear to have emanated.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM MATTHEW"/>WILLIAM MATTHEW WILKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 67, Buttesland-street, Hoxton—I am owner of the house 48, Alma-street—in September last I let that house to Elsom, in the name of Hayes—he gave me the name of Hayes—he con
<lb/>tinued to inhabit that house six weeks—I found it suddenly shut up, and nothing there but my fixtures.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-10" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEST</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Brandon-row, Newington-causeway—I am a dealer in coals, and a carman—on 3d November last, the two male prisoners came to me about half-past 8 o'clock in the morning—Stacey asked me if I could remove some goods from Camberwell—I said, "Yes"—I asked him whether he should want one or two horses—he said he should prefer two—I took my van and horses to the Rosemary-branch, Camberwell, and waited about ten minutes while Elsom and another man went away—Stacey stopped</p>
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<p>with me—they came back again—I went with them and Stacey stopped at the Rosemary-branch—I went with the other men into Lyndhurst-road—I there loaded up a load of furniture—I have seen the looking-glass since—I took the furniture to Dane-street, Islington—Elsom and one or two other parties were with me then—when we left the Lyndhurst-road, we went to the William the Fourth in Albany-road, and had something to drink there, and Stacey tried to dispose of the looking-glass—I heard him say to the landlord, "If you can make room for it, I will let you have it worth your money," and the publican said, "No, I will have nothing to do with it"—I afterwards took it with the other things to Dane-street—I did not see the female prisoner at all on the way—after we had unloaded, we went to a Tom and Jerry shop to be paid, and she was there—I went there with Stacey to receive my money, and I was paid there by the female prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARVEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, L</hi> 9). I know Stacey and the woman—I have known them eleven or twelve years—during the whole of the time I have known him, I never knew him to carry on the business of a maltster—I cannot exactly mention the names I have known him under during that time, but I have known him under several different names, such as Layton, Stacey, Chesterfield, but so many different names I cannot recollect all of them—I have known him to be living in more than one residence during this eleven or twelve years—I cannot say how many besides the one I took him from, at least three—I have for some period lost sight of him—at one time he kept a stationer's shop, and at another time a beer-shop—sometimes he appeared to be pretty well off, sometimes badly off; sometimes he was in a horse and chaise, at other times walking; he had several horses and chaises—on 6th November, I went to 7, Copenhagen-street, Clerkenwell, with Mr. Hird—I there found the three prisoners—the woman was up-stairs, and Elsom was in bed, down-stairs—I took them all three into custody—I told them that Mr. Hird charged them with obtaining goods from him by false pretences—the elder prisoner said, "Oh, it is only a debt"—he said after a bit, if they would let him go he would give the property up; but Mr. Hird said he should do nothing of the sort—at the station, he gave the name of Peter Stacey—I had known him under the name of Stacey previously—previous to taking them into custody I saw the female prisoner at Mr. Hawes, in Old-street, a pawnbroker's—she was attempting to pledge a very large looking-glass, and an easy arm-chair—I took possession of them—the chair is here; but the looking-glass was too big to bring, I was afraid of breaking it—I found some property at Copenhagen-street, which I sub
<lb/>sequently conveyed to the police-station—it has been shown by me to the witness Smith, and also to Roberts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known Stacey do you say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eleven or twelve years—I have never known him as a maltster at Plymouth—I did not know that he lived at Plymouth—I never heard it—I heard that he lived at Exeter or near Exeter—I heard that he had been a miller; his son told me so, that was all I got it from—I believe a miller and maltster are nearly the same in the country—I have been to Weymouth and made some inquiries—I heard that he was paralysed while he was in Exeter gaol—I think I have known him twelve years in London, off and on at different times, and I have known his wife, Mrs. Stacey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SCALES</persName> </hi>. I live at Bell-alley, Goswell-street, and am carman to Mr. Cherry—I have known the prisoners about eight or nine months—they came to my master's in November, to have some goods moved from Dane street to Copenhagen-street.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> to
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN HARVEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You speak of the prisoner being in Exeter gaol, did you hear at the time that he was in prison there for debt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was paralysed while he was in the gaol—I can only go by what his son told me—I cannot prove it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-13" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRYNE</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of police at Weymouth—I am forty-two years of age, and have been an inhabitant of Weymouth all my life—I know no maltster there of the name of Chesterfield or Stacey.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are there many maltsters in Weymouth?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three or four; Mr. Debnish is one and Mr. Westburne another—Mr. Flowers has been a brewer and maltster; he is collector of rates now; he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Mr. Flowers here on the List-occasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he was in London; he came up with me for the purpose of the trial—he is between sixty and seventy years of age—he is now confined to his bed by bronchitis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MERCER</hi>. I am a plasterer of 8, Bousfield-terrace, Holloway—I knew the hosier's shop at No. 6—it was opened three months ago, and closed three weeks afterwards—a man named John Cartwright was the proprietor—I saw the prisoner Elsom there—he was known to me as William the shopman—I was not acquainted with his sirname—I saw him there the last week that the shop was open, and I saw him previous to that, as a visitor I supposed—I saw him once in the shop parlour—I have seen him there in the evening as well as in the daytime—I have seen Cartwright in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist of Ivy-lodge, Holloway—I knew the hosier's shop in Bousfield-terrace; it is right opposite my door—I saw the female prisoner there once and Elsom twenty or thirty times—I have seen them all there—Cartwright shut the shop up, about six weeks ago as nigh as I can guess.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-15" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Mallard, a pawnbroker of the Caledonian-road—this carpet (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was offered in pledge on 3d November, by the prisoner Stacey; a young woman was with him—it was not the female prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-16" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am agent to Mr. Jay, of Middleton-street—on 21st August, I let a house, 6, Dane-street, Islington, to the prisoner Stacey, in the name of Leightman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the Prosecution had failed to establish that the pretences proved, were false pretences; and that they had also failed to prove that the goods were obtained by false pretences, as, if the man had obeyed Mr. Hird's orders, the goods would never have been delivered.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the goods were not obtained by the false preteneces, and therefore that the first count failed;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> but that there was evidence for the Jury on the counts for conspiracy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH STACEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of Conspiracy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Conspiracy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PETER STACEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18581213-84-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-84-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-84-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**
<hi rend="italic">of Conspiracy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18581213-84-punishment-1" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-84-18581213 t18581213-84-punishment-1"/>Confined Eighteen Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH PULLEY</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18581213-85-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-85-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-85-18581213 t18581213-85-punishment-2"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-86-offence-1 t18581213-name-20"/>Mary Lewis</persName>; to which he</rs> </p>
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<rs id="t18581213-86-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-86-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-86-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-86-18581213 t18581213-86-punishment-3"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JONES</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18581213-87-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-87-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t18581213-87-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-87-18581213 t18581213-87-punishment-4"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD GORDON HERBERT</hi> (14)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-88-offence-1 t18581213-name-24"/>George Burton Kent</persName> and another, his masters, in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-88-offence-1 t18581213-name-25"/>Emma Dwyer</persName>; to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-88-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-88-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-88-18581213 t18581213-88-punishment-5"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor stated that the prisoner had falsely accused other persons in the employ of the robbery.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18581213-89-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, Unlawfully concealing the birth of her child; to which she</rs> </p>
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<rs id="t18581213-89-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-89-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-89-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-89-18581213 t18581213-89-punishment-6"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</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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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-30" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET MCLEAN</persName> </hi>. I reside at 67, Bryanstone-street, Portman-square—the house is my property—it was furnished—I had to let it, and the prisoner made application to me with reference to it—it was about the middle of March; I do not remember the day—he stated that he was an agent, and wanted a furnished house for Dr. Davis, M.P. for Cambridgeshire, and that mine was just such a house as would suit him—he said, "I am his man of business," and that he formerly lived in Cavendish-square—he gave me his address, and he mentioned some bankers as Dr. Davis's bankers—he said I should inquire there—he said he had known him for years, and he was a gentleman of large property—Dr. Davis came next day by himself—he said he was Dr. Davis; he looked at the house and approved of it—the prisoner called on the following day, in the evening—he said he had seen Dr. Davis, that he approved of the house, and that he should like me to give it up to Dr. Davis as soon as it was convenient—I said, "I cannot let you have it before 30th March." A few days afterwards the prisoner and Dr. Davis came together about 9 o'clock in the evening; I cannot say what day that was—I signed an agreement which the prisoner took away and said he would get it stamped at Somerset House—I saw the prisoner again afterwards repeatedly, and on 30th March he came to the house and brought a man that he represented was his agent, to take an inventory—Dr. Davis came about 9 o'clock at night, and I agreed to let the house to him for twelve months at 260
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a-year—I delivered up three keys, the front door key, the area door key, and the area gate key, to the prisoner's man—there was one small room which I did not let, a store-room which was not included in the agree
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<p>cover, a table cover, and a pair of boots—the door of that room was locked, and I kept the key—I did not deliver up the key of that room nor any key that would open that door—Dr. Davis came about 9 o'clock that night, and the clerk and the prisoner were there—I went away about 11 o'clock—I then left the prisoner alone in the house—he promised he would let me have a quarter's rent in advance the next day, which was Wednesday—I promised to meet him at 13, New Quebec-street at 11 o'clock, a Berlin wool shop, kept by some persons who I have known for years—I went there about 11 o'clock and waited all the day; the prisoner did not come—I went about 7 o'clock in the evening to 67, Bryanstone-street, and could not get in—I went again on the Thursday and the following evening; I could not get in, and the house appeared to be empty—I had a latch-key belonging to the front door—I went to the police-station, and on Saturday, 4th April, I went with a policeman and got into the house—the store-room was broken open, and everything valuable was gone—I never saw them afterwards—they were worth 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How often did you see the prisoner before you gave up the house to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Half-a-dozen times—he was alone every evening, but on 13th March, Dr. Davis came to look over the house, and he came with the prisoner to make the agreement—I gave up the key on Tuesday, 30th March, to the clerk; he left and said he must go to shut up the office—the prisoner did not say ho came from Mr. Cruse, he said that he was Mr. Cruse—he gave me a card—I did not think anything of it, and took no care of it—I have looked for it, and tried to find it—when the clerk left, the prisoner and I were alone in the house—there was no dispute about the rent—I asked him for the rent, and he said he was to pay it for Dr. Davis—I had not said anything to Dr. Davis about it—he told me he left Mr. Cruse to transact the business—there were three charwomen in the house; I had sent them to clean it up—they were in the house all day—I sent for them the first thing in the morning early—I opened the door and let them in—I knew them—I was living there—I slept there the night before—neither of the charwomen had a key of the door—one of them came in with a key, but that was before 9 o'clock, when she went out for 3lbs. of rump-steaks for Dr. Davis and the men—when she came with the steaks, she let herself in with a key of my own—she returned that key to me that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know that a woman was seen leaving the house the next evening with a box?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was two boys and a box who left the next morning—I did not see it—I heard it from a lady next door who saw them—there were fenders and other articles that I was to supply—I kept a copy of the agreement; I have not got it—the banker I was to refer to was Sir Claude Scott in Cavendish-square—I arranged to give the prisoner five per cent. for letting the house—I have never got the keys back, I have never seen them since—the prisoner wanted to know what I had in the private room, so I showed him—it was about 7 o'clock in the evening of the next day when I went to the house; I knocked at the door and rang, I expected to find the servant—I expected to get the rent the day before—they kept me till 11 o'clock at night, I could not stop longer—I understood that the rent was to be paid before Dr. Davis came in—I expected to see Dr. Davis there the next day, he said he had not got his luggage from the Ship Hotel—I went with the policeman on Saturday, 4th April; the door was merely on the latch—we walked in, and found the room door broken open—the three women were women I had often employed; I</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It was arranged that you should give five per cent. to the prisoner, did he ever apply for that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he asked me where I kept my private room, I took him and showed it him—I showed him what it contained—he did not go in, he looked in at the door—the card he gave me was similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it had the same writing on it, "Mr. A. Cruse, surveyor and land agent, 7, Maddox-street, Regent-street."</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-31" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, D</hi> 19). I accompanied Mrs. McLean to the house in Bryanstone-street, but not when she went in first—that was on Saturday, about the 4th or 5th April—she showed me the store-room—the door was opened from the back parlour; it had been forced open by violence, and between the back parlour and the store-room I found it had been forced by these tongs, which are broken on one side and the other side is bent—six or seven boxes in the room had been broken open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you not say that it was done with a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said that it might have been done with a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, or with such an instrument as this—I did not change my opinion after I saw the tongs, but I requested to see it again, as six or seven months had elapsed—at the police-court in November, I said some force had been used to the door—it might have been done with a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> or something else—the tongs were shown to me in April, they were bent then—I examined the door then—Mrs. McLean told me the names of the charwomen on 4th November; I did not get the name of the third woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find any address card on the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, the other policeman did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 119). On 7th October, I was on duty in Chapel-street, between 8 and 9 in the evening—I was called to assist in taking some prisoners to the station; I went with sergeant Greaves and
<hi rend="italic">D</hi> 221—I then went back to my beat in Chapel-street—I met a mob of ten or fifteen men, the prisoner was there—one of the men said, "This is one of the b----s who took
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen him before that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; in Lisson-street, walking in the street like other men, and coming out of public-houses—this happened about a quarter before 9 o'clock—there was not a great row—when the prisoner struck me, I had Evans and another man in custody for assaulting me—I don't know the name of the other man—I took both of them—it might be about five minutes before that that they had assaulted me—they assaulted me for having assisted sergeant Greaves and 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with prisoners to the station—there might be fifteen per
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi> division of police—I saw McGarry on the morning after the occurrence—I found a wound between one and two inches long, dividing the scalp down to the bone on the top of the head—it seemed to me to have been done with some heavy instrument and some considerable force—it was done with a blunter instrument than a knife—it was certainly a dangerous wound; it might have caused erysipelas—he is not on duty now—he did go on duty, but he had a relapse—he attended his duty two days; then he returned to my care, and he is very ill now.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi> </persName>, Bart., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he brought the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill first, and asked me to get it discounted for him, bringing at the same time two policies of insurance as security, worth 72
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—those are the bills—I know the prisoner's writing—I think the filling up of the body of the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill and the signature of the drawer is his writing—I know nothing about the writing of the acceptor—I believe this other bill is also his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bill was here read, dated 1st September</hi>, 1858,
<hi rend="italic">drawn by James Bayliss upon Mr. J. B. Marshall of Anderson-street, Chelsea, at two months. Accepted, payable at the London and Westminster Bank, B. Marshall.</hi>) The 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill was brought after the first transaction—he merely asked us if we could obtain another discount for the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the same security—when he brought the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill, he asked if we could obtain the discount for it upon that security—we said no doubt we could—we then presented it to Mr. Jones, and he said yes, provided the policies were right—I subsequently handed the bills to Mr. Jones, and he discounted them—he gave me a cheque which I handed over, less the commission—I saw the prisoner several times subsequent to the transaction of the 20
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are there many persons living at this place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a great many; seven or eight different parties—Mr. McGregor's office was on the second floor, and there was another party also on the second floor—I think Mr. McGregor had the front room—I never was in there but that once—this was about 2 o'clock in the day—there</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose these corks were very bulky, were they not?
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for carrying them—he said if I came down with him in the city he would give me half-a-crown—we were to meet at the Fox-under-the-hill—we met there next day about half-past 12 o'clock, or from that to 1 o'clock—we came down by the halfpenny boat; we came to 31, Bush-lane, Cannon-street—he went in before me, I stopped outside with my knot—he came out in about three minutes time and and said, "Come on, put your knot on"—I went in and he took me along a back entry, and there was a great sack at the end of the passage—he said, "Put that on your knot"—I said, "I cannot; give me a lift up"—he said, "No I won't"—he called one of the warehousemen, and said, "Give this man a lift up," which he did—as I was coming along, a gentleman came up and said, "Where are you going with that, my man?"—I said, "I do not know"—the prisoner was along with me—the gentleman said, "Who ordered you to take it?"—I said, "That gentleman," the prisoner—the gentleman kept the prisoner there, and told me to take it back to where I found it, which I did; and he sent for a policeman and gave the prisoner into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-95-offence-1 t18581213-name-48"/>John Pearse</persName>, from his person;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> stealing a purse and 3 cards, value 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-95-offence-1 t18581213-name-49"/>David Samuel Cocksedge</persName>, from hia person; to which she</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-95-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-95-18581213 t18581213-95-punishment-9"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-96-offence-1 t18581213-name-52"/>Elizabeth Daley</persName>, from her person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<p>Hampstead-road—a little after 6 o'clock in the evening of 15th November, I was in Russell-square, and was accosted by the female prisoner and a boy—they both stopped me, and asked me the way to Tottenham-court-road—I directed them, they were a long time before they could understand me—during that time the woman and the boy were close to me—I had before this a purse in my pocket containing 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had felt it in my pocket the moment before they accosted me—they were some minutes close to me—I had my purse in a pocket attached to my dress under the top flounce—it was easily
<hi rend="italic">come-at-able</hi>; I generally carry it in my hand, but being early in the evening I was not afraid—the instant they left me, before they had got above a yard, I felt for my purse and found it was gone—at the same time a gentleman came up and asked me if I missed anything—I said I missed my purse—I cannot say whether the female heard what passed—the gentleman and I went after her and overtook her—the boy ran through a turning facing us, and ran away—just after the boy ran away, a man came up and asked what was the matter—I believe the male prisoner to be that man—he asked what was the matter—I told him that I had been robbed, and would he fetch a policeman?—he said, "I think we had better walk on, we shall see one presently," and we walked on—the gentleman, and I, and the prisoners—the prisoners walked very close to each other—I said something to the gentleman, and he said to the male prisoner, "Don't go so close to that woman;" the man directly turned round and took hold of the gentleman's collar, and punched him in the face on each side severely, and got him down on the ground—I turned round to see what they were about—the gentleman said, "Never mind, you keep your eye upon the woman—she began to run—I followed her leaving the man and the gentleman—as I was running after her, some one behind me knocked me down—I could not see whether it was a man or a woman, but I believe it to have been a man—I fell down—I got up again and still ran after the woman, crying out "Stop thief!"—after she had run some distance, a gentleman stopped her—we stood a few minutes together—the prisoner said, "We had better walk on, we shall see a policeman presently"—I said, "No, I have had one run, I wish you to remain here until a policeman comes"—I am sure she is the woman—I never lost sight of her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Ann Richardson). Q.</hi> Had you ever seen the woman before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had just come from home—I had taken my purse from home with me—I had not occasion to use it—I felt it a short time before this happened—I could not have it in my pocket without feeling it, it was very heavy—I could feel it as I walked—I did not put my hand in my pocket—I had not met any person or spoken to any one until the woman and the boy came up to me—I was going towards the Foundling Hospital—it was dark—they met me—I think it was the boy that asked me the way to Tottenham-court-road, and the woman entered into it with him—she had on a bonnet and I believe a veil—they turned round and kept by the side of the railings of the square—I told them they had not gone in the right direction—they had only gone two or three steps when I went up to her—I felt that the purse was gone when they left me—they had not walked any distance with me—they were standing with me while I was directing them—it was then that the purse was taken—I believe the gentleman saw it done—he was standing very near—I think the woman was apprehended in Montague-street—she did not deny all knowledge of me—I believe she said she knew nothing about it—I was quite sure of her at the station—I did not say I could not swear she was the</p>
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<p>person—I believe a lady came in on another case who had been robbed—I do not know what that lady said—I can scarcely say whether the female prisoner was shown to that lady, I was very unwell at the time—I cannot say what she said—I did not say that I could not swear to her—I am quite sure that I can swear to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Thomas Richardson). Q.</hi> You did say that you could not swear to the man, did you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did say at first that I should not like to swear to him—I said I thought he had a hat, but I would not be sure—I did not say that because I heard Mr. Bennett say so—I said so first—I never said he had a cap—the constable said he thought he had a cap; when I saw the prisoner he was in a room at Bow-street—he was with a number of others for me to identify him—he was not pointed out to me—I said he was very like the man, but I should not like to swear to him—the constable came for me; he said I was to go and see whether I could identify the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I live in Henry-street, Pentonville. On Monday evening, 15th November, about 6 o'clock, I was passing through Russell square on my way to Tottenham-court-road—I was running across the road being in a great hurry—I heard the prosecutrix say to the female prisoner, either that they were going in quite the right direction or coming in the wrong direction—this excited my suspicion, and I stopped—I saw the female prisoner screening a young lad who was in the act of fumbling at the prosecutrix's dress—I cannot say whether he was abstracting the purse from her pocket, but it looked very much like it; at that moment the female and the lad left—I directly asked the proeecutrix if she had lost anything—she felt, and said yes—I turned round—the female prisoner was not more than three or four yards from us at that time—the lad ran on round the square—I held the female—she said, it was not her—I said I knew it was her, and I should detain her—at that moment the male prisoner came up and asked, "What is the matter?"—the proeecutrix told him that she had lost her purse—he advised her to walk towards King-street to a police-station which he said was there, and he would find a policeman—I told him there was no station there, but there was one in George-street—he said, the best way was to walk through Keppel-street—I said, "Very well then, have it your own way and walk on"—I and the prosecutrix walked behind—the prisoners walked towards Montague-street, and when they got to the corner they were very close together—I stepped between them—the male prisoner turned round and asked what I meant, and tried to knock me down—I caught bold of him and he put his foot behind me, threw roe down, and fell upon me—there was another man in company with them, standing close by at the time, and when I was on the ground he came and held me down, saying at the same time, "Don't hurt the man while he is down"—the male prisoner got up and they both ran away—I ran after them up Montague-street—I am positive that the male prisoner is the man that threw me down—the lamps were lighted—it was immediately under a lamp that he turned round and asked me what I meant, and I had a full view of him, and also when I caught hold of him—I am quite positive he is the man—I got up, got my hat, and followed him, and as I was running I found that the other party who had had hold of me while the prisoner got away, had knocked down the prosecutrix—I saw him do it—I overtook the female prisoner as she was running, detained her, and gave her in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONALD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Which prisoner did you see</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> the female; the lad was not with her then, he had gone on—he was a young man about sixteen or seventeen I should think—I believe there were two persons by at the time—I did not see any policeman—I gave the cry of "Stop thief!" when the prisoners ran.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what part of Russell-square was it that you first saw them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Midway between Bedford place, and Keppel-street—they were on the garden side of the square, near the railings—the male prisoner came up about five yards from where I first saw the female—I had then taken hold of the woman—it was the other man that knocked the prosecutrix down, not the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-55" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL HAYES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 165). The female prisoner was given into my custody in Montague-place. The prosecutrix charged her with stealing her purse—She said, she did not do it—the male prisoner was standing by at the time, about three yards off—I took her to the station—he followed—as we were going along he came up close to her twice, and tried to speak to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-56" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, I</hi> 158). On Tuesday 16th November in consequence of a description I received from the prosecutrix, I apprehended the male prisoner in Little Earl-street, Seven Dials—I told him that he was charged with another who was in custody, with stealing a purse in Russell-square—he said he knew nothing of it—I have known both the prisoners, and know them to be living together in Great St. Andrew-street—I cannot say for how long—I have often seen them in company together, in Broad-street and High-street, close to Tottenham-court-road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-57" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) When I first saw the female screening the boy, I saw the male prisoner and another man, one on each side—I don't know that I have mentioned that before—they were standing on the pavement—I believe the male prisoner to be one of them—I cannot swear he was the same person, but he came up directly after, and I did not see any other man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-96-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas Richardson was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FLOYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 446). I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Middlesex, July, 1855, Thomas Cook, convicted of Larceny from the person. Confined Twelve Months."</hi>) I was present at the trial—the prisoner is the person who was then convicted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS RICHARDSON</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-96-18581213 t18581213-96-punishment-10"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN RICHARDSON</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-96-18581213 t18581213-96-punishment-11"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT WILLIAM HALL</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18581213-97-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an acceptance to a bill of exchange for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18581213-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN PALMER"/>JOHN PALMER DELAFONS</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Carlton-hill, St. John's-wood—I have known the prisoner some few months—I have been in the habit of lending him some small sums of money, in order to bring out a publication which he said he was going to publish—he came to me in October last, and presented this letter—I rather think he sent it in to me—I don't recollect whether this bill was enclosed in it, or whether he put it into my hands when I saw him—my servant brought the letters in to me—I saw the prisoner afterwards, and gave him the money—I don't recollect in particular what he said—he asked me to discount the bill for him; he had asked that in the letter—I know his handwriting—that letter</p>
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<p>is his writing—(
<hi rend="italic">The letter was here read, also the bill dated the 1st of October drawn by the prisoner on Randall & Co, of High-street, Southampton, at two months payable at Barnett, Hoare & Co.</hi>)—I gave him the money for the bill—I did not charge him any interest—he had been employed by me to try and sell a Pamphlet that I had published, showing up the
<hi rend="italic">Tom Fooleries of the age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not tell you that it was for a friend who asked me to get it cashed for him.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly not; I am quite positive about that—I should not have done it for any one but yourself—you said that you had received it in payment of some eau-de-cologne—I knew you to be in distress—I did not know Mr. Randall at all—but I had no doubt of the respectability of a party living in High-street, South
<lb/>hampton—I never saw you afterwards—I received a letter from you, but nothing in reference to this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM BRODERICK"/>WILLIAM BRODERICK RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I carry on business in High-street, Southampton, with my father, under the name of Randall & Son—there is no other firm of that name in High-street, nor in Southampton—the acceptance of this bill is not my handwriting, nor the writing of anyone in the firm—I don't know the prisoner—I never had any dealings with him—I do not believe I ever saw him until he was at the police-office—he was never authorized to accept a bill for me—the writing is not the slightest imitation of mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You are not able to say whether you knew my father or not.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was not able to do so the other day, but I am now—our firm had had business transactions with a Mr. Burnham Hall, who lived in Mincing-lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How, long ago was that.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In 1838 and 1840, not since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-62" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BRAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 7). I took the prisoner into custody on 4th December, at 13, Middle-Serle's-place, Temple-bar—I told him he must consider himself in my custody, for obtaining, about two months since, the sum of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Mr. Delafons by means of a forged bill of acceptance—he said, "I did not forge it, that I shall be able to prove."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner read a long defence, in which he asserted that the bill in question was given him by a person of the name of Henry Hallows, a former acquaintance of his, who after losing sight of him for some years, he met in London, and who requested him to forward a quantity of eau-de-cologne to Messrs. Randall & Son, of High-street, Southampton, who had given him an order to obtain it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-97-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SINGFIELD</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18581213-98-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<lb/>tance to a bill of exchange for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> for a like offence; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-98-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-98-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi> </persName>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</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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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HOOKER</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18581213-99-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18581213-100-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-100-18581213 t18581213-100-punishment-15"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET THORNTON</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18581213-101-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-101-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-101-18581213 t18581213-101-punishment-16"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIET YOUNG</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18581213-102-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-102-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-102-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully having counterfeit coin in her possession; to which she</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18581213-102-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-102-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-102-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>. †—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18581213-102-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-102-18581213 t18581213-102-punishment-17"/>Confined Two Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN WILLIAMS</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18581213-103-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin; to which she</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18581213-103-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-103-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-103-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BRIDGET TAYLOR</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18581213-104-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-104-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-104-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEDGUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18581213-104-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BEEMAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-105-18581213 t18581213-alias-3"/> Hallard</rs> </hi> (48)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18581213-105-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-72" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB GRUNTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, M</hi> 104). I produce a certificate of the prisoner's conviction. (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, September</hi> 1857.—
<hi rend="italic">George Beeman convicted of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. Confined Nine Months."</hi>) The prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-73" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Bell at Ealing—on 19th November, I saw the prisoner in company with another man—the other man came in and called for half-a-pint of ale—the prisoner did not come in—the price of the ale was 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I served the man, and he gave me a shilling—I put it in the till by itself, and gave him change, and he went out of the house, and joined the prisoner who was about thirty yards off in the yard—they re
<lb/>mained together, and went away together—when the man went out of the house, I looked at the shilling, bent it, and gave it to the ostler, he gave it to the policeman—when I first saw the prisoner and the other man, they were about thirty yards from our house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I was not in the yard at all, did you see me there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not go out of doors—I was in the bar—I saw you go by the bar window together, and go down the yard—I did not hear you speak together—there is a thoroughfare into our yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEEDON</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at the Bell, at Ealing—in consequence of what Miss Williams said to me I looked after the prisoner and another man—they</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 197). I went to the Bell Inn on 19th No
<lb/>vember, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and took the prisoner—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper on him, six sixpences, two combs, and a knife—I received a half-crown from the last witness, and these four counterfeit shillings and one shilling from Miss Williams.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where was I when you searched me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the station—you took the money out of your pocket and gave it to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-76" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) This is the shilling I took—I know it by its being bent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—this shilling that was uttered is bad—these four shillings are bad—three of them are from one mould, and the other is from the same mould as the one that was uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about it; the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I had in half-pence, and the six sixpences I received from my foreman. I was making my way to Brighton, where I thought I should get work.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-79" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-79" type="given" value="RHODA"/>RHODA HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edwin Harris, who keeps the Star beershop in Whitechapel. On 7th November the prisoner came and asked for a glass of beer—I served her; it came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a shilling; I gave her 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she went away—I found the shilling to be bad, and put it in a till where there was no other shilling—I spoke to my hus
<lb/>band—he took it out of the till; there was then no other shilling in it—the prisoner had been there before on the Saturday night for a glass of beer and gave me a penny and had a farthing change; and on the 7th she gave me the bad shilling—on the 15th she came again in company with another woman—she asked for a pint of beer: it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served her—she gave me a shilling, which I found to be bad—my husband came out, and I said, "This woman at the bar gave me a bad shilling on Sunday, and she has given me another now"—my husband told her he would give her in charge for passing a bad shilling on the Sunday week—she said she was there, but she never gave me a shilling—my husband marked the last shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-80" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-80" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness. I was in the beer-shop on 7th November, and saw my wife serve the prisoner—after she</p>
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<p>was gone I took that shilling which I found in the till by itself; I marked it and went in search of the prisoner but could not find her—on 15th November I was in the bar parlour; the prisoner and another woman came in—my wife called me from the room and said, "Here is the same woman that passed the bad shilling on Sunday"—my wife gave me a shilling and said, "Have you got two sixpences for a shilling?"—I looked and found the shilling was bad—I told the prisoner I should charge her with passing two bad shillings, that one and one on Sunday the 7th, and that she was there on the Saturday—our potman fetched a policeman—I said I should not have given her in charge if she had not brought a bad one this time—she said that I could do as I liked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-81" type="surname" value="LINEHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-81" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LINEHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 128). The prisoner was given into my custody at Mr. Harris's—she said she had got the shilling in change for a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece for something she had bought—she did not say anything about the former one—I produce these two shillings which I received from Mr. Harris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I told the policeman I had not given the first shilling.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; you told no such thing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-82" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi>—"I went to the Lane and changed a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I bought a victorine—I received a shilling change—I tendered the shilling at Mr. Harris's—Mrs. Harris served me; she took the shilling up and put it in the till with a lot of other silver—she went to her husband and asked if he had got two sixpences—I deny being there on the Sunday."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was there on the 15th—I am a bonnet-maker—I went and bought this victorine I have on, and gave a shilling for it—I went to the house and I gave my address in Back-church-lane, where they are respectable, hard working people—she took the shilling and put it in the till, and they were ten minutes whispering together—he then said he would give me in charge, and it was the third one I had passed—she first said it was on Tuesday, and then he said Thursday—I never knew it to be bad—my friend who was with me was willing to be searched—they did not take her but took me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-106-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN WOODMAN</hi> (20)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-84" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STUART</persName> </hi>. I assist my father-in-law, who is a wire-drawer and bugle merchant in Bunhill-row. On 24th November, the prisoner came to the shop and asked for a pennyworth of bugles—I served her—she paid me with a good half-crown—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—the shillings were good I can positively swear—I noticed that they were both old shillings, of the reign of George the Third, or George the Fourth—the prisoner took them up, put them to her mouth and instantly threw down a shilling, and said, "This is a bad one—I can tell a bad shilling in a moment"—the shilling she threw down was a Victoria shilling—I said, "If it is bad, you have changed it; I am sure what I gave you were good"—my father-in-law was there—he is rather deaf—I told him of it, and said the best thing was to send for a constable—the prisoner pretended to get up a cry, and said she would go to her mother—my father-in-law detained her—I went for a constable, and she was given in charge—I went to the station—when she was within 100 yards of the station, she threw something in the road from under</p>
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<p>her apron—I saw a man pick it up—he showed it me; it was the bag of bugles, and in the bag was another counterfeit shilling—she kept the shilling that I gave her and I believe only one good shilling was found on her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not know that I had that in my pocket—if I could swallow a good shilling, why could not I swallow a bad one?</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-85" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SHARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 138). I received the prisoner in custody—I received this bad shilling from Mr. Stuart—the prisoner had in her hand a pennyworth of bugles—one good shilling, and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in halfpence was found on her—she said that was all the money she had got—as we were going to the station I saw her put her hand under her apron and throw something away—I got these bugles and this counterfeit shilling from Mr. Stuart—I spoke to the prisoner about her throwing it away; she said nothiug—while the prisoner was in the shop a man came in and asked what was the matter—he said he was waiting for his supper—the prisoner and he were about a foot from each other—the prisoner stood in front of me and the man on one side—he said he was a hard-working man and she was a hard-working woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Both these shillings are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-107-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DREW</hi> (24)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-88" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COCKINGS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Queen's Head beer-house, Tottenham-street, Tottenham-court-road—my wife is ill; I have a certificate from the surgeon she is not able to come out—she was examined before the Magistrate in the prisoner's presence, and he had the opportunity of cross-examining her—what she said was taken down in writing—this is her signature to this deposition—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Mary Ann Cockings—I am the wife of Henry Cock
<lb/>ings—on Thursday, 11th November, the prisoner came about 1 o'clock in the day, and asked for a pint of ale—I served him; he paid me 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he then asked if Mr. Cockings was at home—I said yes, but he was engaged—the prisoner said he owed Mr. Cockings 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for lent money, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for refreshment—he put down a sovereign, and asked me to give him the difference—I gave him 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and put the sovereign in a glass—there was no other sovereign there—the prisoner came again about half-past 3 o'clock; he called for half-a-pint of ale, and he put down another sovereign—I said I had not got sufficient change, but I would send out for change—he said never mind; but he was going to Black wall, and he should be much obliged if I would give him what silver I had, and I gave him 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on the next afternoon the prisoner called again and asked for a glass of ale—I served him, and I let my husband know that the prisoner had come—he called him into the parlour and asked him if he knew that the two sovereigns were bad—he said no he did not.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-89" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COCKINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued.</hi>) I received two sovereigns from my wife—they were very bad—I took them to the station when the prisoner was taken, and gave them to the inspector—I remember my wife speaking to me on Friday, 12th November, and I found the prisoner there—he had been there two or three times, but I had only been there six weeks—on the Friday when I saw him there I asked him into the back parlour, and I said, "Are you aware that those were two bad sovereigns you passed yesterday?"—he said, "No, I am not"—I said, "They were very bad"—he</p>
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<p>said, "Give them me back"—I said, "No; they are in the hands of the police, and there they shall remain"—he said, "Come with me, I will show you where I got them"—I said, "No, I shall not go further"—he said, "Will you go if this man goes with you?"—I said, "No"—he said if I would let him go he would give me good money for the sovereigns—I said, "No; they are in the hands of the police"—he said, "Let me go; I will give you 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I said, "No; I will not"—he then made a desperate effort to get out, and broke the handles of the doors—it took four men to secure him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BENGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, E</hi> 49). I took the prisoner—he said he passed the two sovereigns, he was not aware they were bad—he tried to get away but I took him—he proposed that if I would go with him he would show where he took them, and if we went to 17, Brook-street, Hampstead road, where his sister lived, he would pay us—I did not go there—I found on him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and one penny—I afterwards went to where he said his sister lived, and it was false.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-91" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY COCKINGS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner owe you 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know that they were bad, if I had I should not have gone there the next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-108-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JOHNSON</hi> (22)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CAREY</persName> </hi>. I am a boot-maker, and live in Wrardour-street, Soho. On Saturday evening, 27th November, a person came to my shop to buy a pair of boots—I believe the prisoner to be that person—he tried on a pair of boots and agreed to buy them—the price was 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., he gave the name of Mortimer, and they were to be sent in his name to 21, Soho-square—I have a boy named Edwin Smith, and I sent him with them about eight minutes after the prisoner went away—the prisoner had not paid for the boots, and I gave the boy a shilling—the boy was gone about a reasonable time to arrive there and to return—he might have been gone about eight minutes—he came back without the boots, and gave me a bad sovereign—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he try on several pairs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, only one pair—we can always tell what size a person wants—the boy was not present at that time—there was an elder boy there—the shop is not particularly long.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-94" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-94" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am errand boy to Mr. Carey. On 27th November I got a pair of boots from my master, between 8 and 9 o'clock, and got a shilling from him to give change—I was to go to 21, Soho-square to ask for the name of Mortimer—I went and found three 21's, but could not find a Mr. Mortimer—in consequence of that, I was bringing the boots back again, and the prisoner touched me on the shoulder—I am sure the prisoner is the man—he asked me whether I was bringing the boots from the shoemaker's shop in Wardour-street—he took the boots and gave me a sovereign out of his pocket, and told me to go and get change—I told him I had got change, and gave him the shilling and the boots—he told me his name was Mortimer—I brought the sovereign to my master—I saw the prisoner again on the next Monday in Queen-street, Seven-dials—I knew him directly I saw him—I followed him, and he went in a public-house—I fetched a constable and gave him in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you followed him long before he went in the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, only from the top of the street—I did not go close to him—I met him first, but he was on the opposite side of the way—I did not cross over to him—my master did not scold me for taking the money from the man in the street—he told me never to give goods in the street—I told him I had been to the houses and could not find the person—he did not say I ought to have brought the boots back—he said I was not to de
<lb/>liver goods in the street—it was on the green side of Soho-square, where the trees are, that I saw the prisoner, in the middle—the lamps are on the other side, nearer the houses—I was some way from the houses—I was not two minutes looking at the prisoner—he came up from behind me, and touched me on the shoulder—I gave him the boots and the shilling, and he gave me the sovereign and went away—I know him by his coat and his hat and his features.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where are the lamps in Soho-square?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was one right opposite—there are no lamps in what I call the green part—the lights opposite were by the houses—the prisoner did not tell me his name there—the name Mortimer was what he gave in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say he was the man who ordered the boots?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said was I the boy from the boot and shoemaker's shop—I said, "Yes," and I asked him where—he said, "Mr. Carey's, in Wardour-street."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-95" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLAMP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 99). On Monday afternoon, 29th November, I was in Great Earl-street—I saw this lad, and he made a communication to me—I went with him to a public-house at the corner of a street in Seven dials—I went in, and saw the prisoner—the boy said, "That is the man," pointing to the prisoner—I told him I wanted him—he said, "What for?"—I said, "Stealing a pair of boots from this lad on Saturday-night last, in Soho-square"—he said, "It is a mistake, I know nothing at all about it"—I took him in custody—this is the sovereign I received from Mr. Carey.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SUDDERY</persName> </hi>. I am shopboy to Mr. Carey—I was in the shop on 27th November between 8 and 9 o'clock—I saw the prisoner in the shop—my master showed him two pairs of boots, at 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pair—he tried one pair on and told my master to send them to Mr. Mortimer, Soho-square—he left the shop and I saw him no more till he was apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you see him again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Marlborough street—I was taken in and asked to see whether I remembered the person who came in—I was shown the prisoner—he was in the dock—when he came to the shop I was altering a pair of ladies' boots—I was three or four feet from him—my master showed him two pair of boots—he tried one pair on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This sovereign is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-98" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. White, a hair-dresser, 6, Moor-street—I have been in his employ seven years, and live in the house—Mr. White has not been living there all that time—he lived in Crown street about two years, and in White Lion-street—he has lived where he is now two years—I knew the prisoner at the time he was taken in custody, he was living in the same house, 6, Moor-street—he has lived there about two years—I heard on a Monday of his being taken in custody; on the Saturday before that I saw him in the evening in his own room, the second floor back-room at 6, Moor-street—he came in at half-past 6 o'clock—he knocked twice at the door and I let him in—he went up to his room—I went with him, and had tea with him and his wife; about 7 o'clock a young</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you hear he was taken?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Monday—I did not attend before the Magistrate—I mentioned about my being with him on the day he was committed—he was remanded to 2d December—I heard him go by the name of William Johnson—I never heard him called Prior—his wife was with him—I believe her name was Bannister—I do not know that they have been married—they live together—I think she is now outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know it was as late as half-past 9 o'clock when you left?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I looked at the time when I was called down as I always do—I do not know what the prisoner's occupation was; I never asked him—he is not at home all day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were you called down for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To lather a customer—the prisoner sent me for the water before my master called me—I went up again with the water—that was about ten minutes before my master called me—I stayed down about a quarter of an hour—I then went up again—it was then about ten minutes past 9—I stayed two or three minutes and bid him good night as he was going out—this was Saturday night, rather a busy night; but it is rather slack in the winter—I was in the prisoner's room two hours without being required in the business—I let him in afterwards when he came home—the lathering is my duty—I lather and my master shaves.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAREY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you recollect the size of the boots the prisoner had?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, No. 41—looking at his foot would be a guide to me—(
<hi rend="italic"> The witness here looked at the prisoner's foot at his request</hi>) the boots he bought were too small for him—he might have had them on but could not have walked in them—I knew that at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-109-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. †—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH WIDECOMB</hi> (23)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-100" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-100" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET WELCH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Michael Welch who keeps the Old Star and Crown in Broadway, Westminster. On 1st December, the prisoner came about half-past 9 o'clock at night, called for half-a-quartern of gin and offered me a bad shilling in payment—I made no remark, but said to my servant, "Tell your master I want him"—the prisoner heard me say that and he said, "No occasion for that, I will see all about it," and with that he rushed out of the door and ran away down Queen-square, and the policeman brought him back—I gave the shilling to the policeman and said, "That man has given me this bad shilling."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WEST</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 53). I was a short distance from the Old Star and Crown—I saw the prisoner run out of the house and he passed me—I heard a cry of "Stop thief;" I pursued him and took him back to the house—he became very violent and I had to get assistance—I searched him and found in his left hand trousers pocket, four sixpences, a fourpenny-piece, and 12 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good—he gave his address at 11, Union-court, Orchard-street, Westminster—I went there and he was denied.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-101" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 146). I went to assist the last officer, and took the prisoner to the station—when he got outside he was very violent, and I saw him put his hand in his right-hand trousers pocket—he took something out and threw it on the ground; it rattled like money—I could not find it—there were about two hundred persons there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Where was it you assisted in taking me?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Outside the Star and Crown—I know you were violent inside for I could see you—I had hold of your collar not your arm—you put your hand in your pocket and took something out.</p>
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<persName id="t18581213-name-102" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went out and changed a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and the landlord gave me all small change—I came along, and a man asked me to give him two sixpences for a shilling—I did so and went in the house and it was a bad shilling—I said I would go and see for the man, but I was pursued and had no opportunity of finding him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-110-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN QUIN</hi> (19)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-104" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GORDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 336). On 1st December I was in Warner-street, and saw the prisoner standing at the corner by the post—I saw him stop a child about three years old and speak to it—I watched him and saw a piece of coin as I thought in his hand—I approached him—I was in plain clothes, but he knew me and took to his heels—I followed him and stopped him about twenty yards off—he had his two hands in his trousers pockets—I asked him what he had in his hand,"—he said, "Nothing"—I told him to pull his hands out of his pockets; he refused—I threw him down, pulled his hands out of his pockets, and in one hand I found four florins, one loose and three in a paper—I asked him how he came by them—he said first that he picked them up in the street—I asked him where; and he said, "The fact is, they have been given me by a man in the street"—I asked who the man was; he said he did not know—I took him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not run away at all; I was standing with my back against a post—there were several persons round me—he put his hand in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He ran about twenty yards—there were no persons about till I ran after him—I did not put my hands in his pocket, I took his hands out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A young man took me up the street and gave me these; he said, "Put them in your pocket, do not open them; here is a penny, we will have half-a-pint of beer"—we did so, and when we came out he said, "You stand there"—I stood with my back to the post and the constable came and took me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-111-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT MAGGESS</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-107" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-107" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler in Lower Thames-street. On 27th November the prisoner came to my house in the evening about 5 o'clock—he asked for half-a-quartern of spruce, and some hot water and sugar, which I gave him—they came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he laid down a half-crown—I</p>
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<p>had a doubt whether it was good, and I said to him, "What is this, a half-crown?"—he said, "Yes"—I put it up over the till and called my potman, and said, "Run and get me change for a sovereign"—I then said, "Never mind, I have some small money up-stairs"—I came outside my bar and backed the prisoner into the tap-room, and sent my man for an officer—the officer came, but before that I
<hi rend="italic">hove</hi> the half-crown down on the counter, and it fell inside the bar—I remained against the tap-room door till the officer came—I got inside the bar and got the half-crown—I tried it in the officer's presence, in the detector—I am quite satisfied it was the one the prisoner gave me—the prisoner did not make any remark—while he was in the tap-room, he thrust his umbrella over the counter and pressed me very much to give him his umbrella—I said, "No, let that be, it will do no harm"—he asked me to give him the spruce and I gave it him, and while I did that I saw him stoop down by a bucket in the corner—I afterwards examined the place where the prisoner stooped when I came back from the station—I said, "I will lay anything that he has planted something against this coal bucket"—Bryant went into the tap-room and moved the bucket, and by the side we found these eight half-crowns—I took possession of them and took them to the station—they were in a piece of paper, one over the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What was your first observation when I gave you the half crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said, "What is this, a half-crown?"—you said it was—I
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> you back into the tap-room—there were no persons there—I saw you stooping—I did not see you get up—I saw you stoop alongside of the bucket—I turned my head round before I got hold of the glass—the bucket is partly under the seat—there is a table before the seat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-108" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I lodge at Mr. Hills' house—I recollect his coming back from the station—I went with him to the tap-room—I looked in the corner by the bucket, and found these eight half-crowns—they were not under the bucket, but by the side, and wrapped in paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you in the public-house when I came in first? No—I believe there were three seamen in the tap-room when you went in—my master told me to look where I did—the half-crowns were in the tap-room by the side of the coal bucket—they were in paper—I did not try whether they were bad—Mr. Hills was there and three seamen—the table was before the bucket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-109" type="given" value="BARNARD"/>BARNARD CASSIDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 518). I was called and took the prisoner to the station—I found on him half-a-sovereign, three shillings, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, six cigars, a locket, a gilt chain, a ring, a knife, a book, and some paper—I received this half-crown from Mr. Hills, and after we had been at the station some time, Mr. Hills returned and brought one pound's worth of half-crowns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown that was uttered is bad—these others are all bad, and one of them is from the same mould as the one that was uttered, and four of the others are from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The prosecutor states that I gave him the bad half crown, which I admit, but not with a guilty knowledge; and he put me in the tap-room, where he says there were no other persons, but I can posi
<lb/>tively swear there were ten or a dozen seamen—the bucket spoken of was under a form, and before that form was a table, and I wish to ask whether it is possible that I could throw eight half-crowns under that coal bucket without the prosecutor observing it—at the police-court, the witness said that when he went back he looked about of his own accord, but the prosecutor stated that he directed him to do so—these eight half-crowns were wrapped in</p>
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<p>a piece of paper, which is not produced, and which was not large enough to wrap up the eight half-crowns, and if I had thrown them away as the pro
<lb/>secutor states, he must have heard them fall—there was a stool; under the stool a coal-box, and before the stool a table, and I should have had to throw them past the persons there, and Mr. Hills states he was at the tap room door and never saw me throw anything away—they were picked up three-quarters of an hour after I was taken, and in a public tap-room; is it not possible that they might have been placed there by another person—if they had been seen in my possession, then there might have been proof—when I left home, I had a five-shilling piece, a half-sovereign, and a sixpence, but I called at a public-house, and paid my rent—I gave the five-shilling piece, and that half-crown, I believe, was what the man had given me—I went into the prosecutor's house, and gave him the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-112-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-113" type="surname" value="GRUNSDELL"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-113" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GRUNSDELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Eaglet public-house, Seven Sisters'-road, Holloway. On 25th November, the prisoners came into my house in the evening—Higgins called for a pint of porter, and gave me a florin in pay
<lb/>ment—I found it to be bad—I merely bit it; I did not cut it—I gave it him back, and told him it was bad—he run it round with his fingers, looking at the edge, and he said, "Dear me, so it is!"—he went into the tap-room, got gome coppers from Feast, and returned to the bar, and said, "Dear me; how you frightened me about the-two-shilling piece being bad"—they drank the beer and left the house, and my barman followed them—I had not defaced the coin so much as that any one could perceive it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-114" type="surname" value="MILES"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MILES</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Nag's Head public-house, Holloway. On 25th November, about 4 o'clock, the two prisoners came in together—one of them asked for a pennyworth of rum and the other a pennyworth of gin—they were standing in front of the bar together—I served them, and one of them, I don't know which, threw down a florin—I bent it with my teeth easily—I threw it back to them, told them it was bad; they gave me a threepenny
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>, and I returned them one penny—directly they went out, the barman at the Eaglet came in and spoke to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-115" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-115" type="surname" value="STILL"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-115" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET STILL</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Cock-tavern at Holloway. On 25th November the two prisoners came into the house—they asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin, and warm water—before they came in, the barman at the Eaglet had spoken to me—they gave me two penny pieces for it—they then called for some more, and Higgins gave me a florin—it was not defaced and had no tooth marks on it—I gave it to my husband.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-116" type="surname" value="STILL"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STILL</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I received a florin from her—it was perfectly new—it was not good; I bent it with my teeth—I said to the prisoners "You are pretty fellows to get your living in this way"—my wife spoke to me, and I gave them into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-117" type="surname" value="MCWILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MC WILLIAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 203). On the afternoon of 25th November, I was called to take the prisoners—I found on Feast four shillings and four sixpences, and on Higgins 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good—this florin was given to me by Mr. Still.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-118" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Feast's Defence.</hi> I was going to see my sister at Highgate, and I said to</p>
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<p>this man, "Will you go with me?"—he said he did not care—we went together, and went into three public houses running—I am perfectly innocent—I never had a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Higginis Defence.</hi> I was in company with this man—we went in the first house and he paid 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I came out and looked at the florin, and we said we thought if it was bad, the landlord would have burnt it—at the next house my friend paid a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece—I went in the other house and had half-a-quartern of gin and warm water—they said the florin was bad—I said "If it is, break it up," and they did—I had nothing but one 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FEAST</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-113-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HIGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18581213-113-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-113-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-113-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18581213-113-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-113-18581213 t18581213-113-punishment-28"/>Confined Twelve Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>; and
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-119" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MICHAEL PRENDERGAST</hi> </persName>, Esq. Q.C.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-120" type="surname" value="PRENDERGAST"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-120" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>Michael Prendergast</persName>, Esq. Q.C. and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-114-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="shoplifting"/>, Stealing 24
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-123" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-123" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE LUXTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Luxton of 61, Minories, a licensed victualler. On Friday, 3d December, in the afternoon, the prisoner came with another man, who I had known for some time as a respectable man—the prisoner asked for some hot water, gin and peppermint, and treated the other man to it—he then desired him to go next door, to the cook's shop, to get something, and being tired of waiting, left—about five minutes after the other man left, the prisoner came, asked for a glass of six
<lb/>penny ale, and gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I opened the till to get change and he could see the silver in it as plain as I could—I shut the till, and went into the bar parlour to stir the fire; I had not had time to do so when, on turning round, I saw the prisoner lying on the counter with the till pulled out, and I distinctly saw his hand in it—his hand was full of silver—I screamed out and ran into the bar—he jumped off the counter, and ran out at the door which was close behind him—I am sure he is the man—it was a little before 3 o'clock—I counted the money in the till, and there was only 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. left; I missed about 24
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on the 7th, about half-past 2 in the afternoon, the prisoner was brought back by the other man—that was four days afterwards—the other man said in the prisoner's presence that he had found him in King-street, Tower-hill, and when he told him what he was charged with he wished to get away, and said that there was another person in the bar at the time—there was nobody there but the prisoner and my
<lb/>self—his friend had gone out before this occurred, but I knew where his friend was to be found, and sent a detective to him—his friend is not here—the prisoner did not contradict what the man said, but denied taking the money out of the till, and said there was another man in the bar, but there was not a creature there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There was a man sitting on the other side of the bar with his hands on his face—he said, "Cannot you drink the ale?"—I said, "No, it is not hot, it is quite cold.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There was no discussion between me and you, as to whether the ale was hot or cold—I am perfectly certain that you are the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-124" type="given" value="JOHN HOPE"/>JOHN HOPE FEATHERSTONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 526). The prisoner was given into my custody—he said, going to the station, that he was in the house at the time, but did not take the money—I found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I do not know anything about the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-114-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-114-18581213 t18581213-114-punishment-29"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HOOKER</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18581213-115-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-115-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-115-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, Breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-115-offence-1 t18581213-name-126"/>Robert Bowers</persName>, and stealing therein 3 sheets, 3 quilts, and other articles, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 202). On Sunday evening, 28th November, about twenty minutes past 7, I was on duty in the Hackney-road, and saw the pri
<lb/>soner with a bundle on his back—I asked him what he had there—he said that the things belonged to him—I asked him to show them to me—he said that he would do nothing of the kind, but if I would take him to the station he would give me satisfaction—I told him that there was no occasion to go there if he would tell me or show me what the goods were—he said that he would not, and walked with me some way to the station; he then dropped the bundle and ran off—I went after him, but could not catch him—I saw him on the Tuesday week afterwards at Worship-street police-court, and identified him—I picked up the bundle; it contained two sheets, three counterpanes, one jacket, two bonnets, and one cape—Mrs. Bowers saw them at the station about a quarter of an hour after I had stopped the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-128" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-128" type="surname" value="BOWERS"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-128" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BOWERS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Bowers, of 11, Counter-street, Hackney-road. On Sunday, 28th November, I was at tea in the back-room on the ground floor with my husband and family—I had left the front room about twenty minutes or a quarter to 6; the window was then shut, but not fastened—I returned at twenty minutes after 7, and found the window open and the curtains torn down—I missed from the bed the articles which the policeman has shown me (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they are all mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I was at the station the policeman said to the inspector, "Is he anything like the lad that got away from the constable?"—the inspector said, "No, he is not stout enough"—he is not here—I do not know whether Reed was present, but afterwards he came and looked at me, and winked his eye to another policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-129" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-129" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I am certain the prisoner is the man—no one was with me at the time, and I knew him before that as the associate of thieves, but did not know his name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-115-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-115-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* †—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-115-18581213 t18581213-115-punishment-30"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL WELCH</hi> (17)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES KIMPTON</hi> (17)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def3-116-18581213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-116-18581213" type="age" value="17"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HOARE</hi> (17)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def4-116-18581213" type="age" value="18"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BRYAN</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18581213-116-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18581213-116-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-116-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery on
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-134" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-134" type="occupation" value="bird fancier"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581213-116-offence-1 t18581213-name-134"/>Alfred Litoff</persName>, and stealing from his person 4
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-135" type="surname" value="LITOFF"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-135" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LITOFF</persName> </hi>. I am a bird fancier of Little North-street. On a Sunday morning, about three weeks ago, between half-past 1 and 2 o'clock, I was going towards my home; and when I was in Little North-street I was knocked or pulled down—somebody got hold of my throat, and I became senseless—I had 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my pocket, and eight pawn tickets—I was very much injured in the chest, and was taken to an hospital—I was the worse for liquor—I also lost six birds and five cages—I know nothing of the prisoners—I only felt myself knocked backwards—I lost my duplicates, but they were afterwards found in Carlisle-street—my shillings were all gone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure you did not spend them in the public-house?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I looked at them under a lamp in Salisbury-street, and counted 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there was more than 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I cannot say whether there was 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I am a bird-seller; but I had not taken much, so I stopped out as I frequently do—I had eleven cages and missed five of them—the males were in some cages and the females in others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kimpton.</hi> on were beastly drunk, you laid screwed up in the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I was the worse for liquor—I managed to get home—I do not recollect some of you taking me home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that you got home, and you cannot tell how?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I got to Salisbury-street—I do not know how I got home—I got home about 2 o'clock in the morning—I cannot say how far this happened from my home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryant.</hi> You were lying in the middle of the road quite drunk, and did not know where you were—you asked us to take you home, and you got sick and kept falling down two or three times; you said you lived in North-street—we asked "What number?" and you said you did not know.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I do not remember it—I do not believe any of you helped me along, but I do not know whether you did or not—I do not remember a policeman shining his bull's-eye on your face, and asking me what company I had got into.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite certain that two people were kneeling on your chest?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-136" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY IRELAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 201). I was on duty in Little North street, Portman-market, and after it had gone quarter past 1 o'clock, I heard cries of "Help" and "Murder"—I saw the four prisoners with the last witness flat on his back—Bryant was kneeling on his throat and holding him by the right band; and Welch was kneeling the reverse side on his chest, with one foot on his arm to keep it down firm—Kimpton and Hoare were pulling his trousers about near his pockets, and he was all torn in rags, and his pockets were turned inside out—he was in an insensible state—I did not see the birds or the cages—when I first heard the cries I was standing in a corner not 100 yards off, watching them—I sprung upon them, and Bryan ran one way and the other three another way—I made after Hoare, Kimpton, and Welch, as I knew who Bryan was very well—I sprang my rattle and overtook Kimpton, and the other two were stopped by another constable—I knew all the prisoners before, I am quite sure of them—I left Hoare, Kimpton, and Welch with another constable; and two of us assisted the prosecutor to the station—he was black and blue all over his chest, and the inspector ordered us to take him to the dispensary—he was not sensible, and he could not speak for his throat—the doctor said that he was in great danger with it, and we should have to leave somebody with him all night, if we left him at the dispensary—we took him home—we left him in the care of his landlady—he told the Magistrate that he was very bad, and the marks were on his throat then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Welch. Q.</hi> If you saw me at the man's throat why did you not come and lock me up instantly?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because you ran away and I had not got an opportunity—I did not give one of you a smack on the side of the head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryan. Q.</hi> Did I run away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, immediately I sprang on you—you ran away before the other three—you ran one way, and the others ran another, and I made for the three.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kimpton.</hi> When he took us to the station, the inspector said, "I don't know what to do with them, I must let them go," and this policeman said that the doctor had said that the man ought to be locked up.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I</p>
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<p>did not go to the doctor's at all—I stopped and searched the prisoners—the doctor sent word that the man had been very ill used—I assisted to take him to the dispensary on a stretcher—the inspector did not say that he did not know what to do with the boys.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-137" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I was a police-constable, but I have since left—I was on duty on this night, in Salisbury-street—I saw the prosecutor in Little North-street—I heard a cry of "Murder" and "Help," and I ran from the corner of the street where I was standing, into Little North street—I saw Ireland running there—I saw the prosecutor lying on his back—the prisoner Bryan knelt across his throat, he was feeling the prosecutor's body with his hands—he had got one knee across his throat—Welch was kneeling on his body—I did not see exactly what part of his body, or whether he was kneeling by the side of him; he was on his knees—the other two prisoners were feeling about his body, kneeling and stooping down, turning his pockets out—when I came up Bryan ran one way, and the other three ran the other way—Ireland went after the three—I went after Bryant—I did not succeed in taking him—I went to catch him, and he stooped down and got out of my way—I saw another officer after him so I gave it up, and went back to the prosecutor—I had known all the prisoners before—at the time I saw them I knew them to be persons I was acquainted with—I knew their names—I said who they were, and gave their names to the other constable—I went back to the prosecutor—he was in a senseless state then—he was lying on the ground on his back—I assisted in taking him to the station—the inspector desired us to take him to the dispensary—when he came back from there he could speak a little, a word now and then—the charge was entered against the prisoners, and he signed his name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kimpton.</hi> When the policeman took me, we met this policeman, and he said, "Oh, you have got one," and he said, "Yes"—he said, "Go up the next street and you will find a man lying there drunk, pick him up and bring him down to the station"—and when the inspector asked him at the station if he had any charge to make he said he knew nothing of us, and then they took him into a little room and wrote out a charge against us.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> When I saw you, you were being taken by the other man—you were brought back to where the man was lying down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hoare. Q.</hi> Did you see us round the man at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes I did—Ireland had not a bull's-eye with him; there is not one allowed on that beat—the sergeant carries one—there was no sergeant there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do they not carry a light at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a common constable—I was on the opposite beat, and had a lantern—I did not shine it on them before they ran away—I turned it on to see what state the man was in—I am sure I did not do it before—I take one side of Salisbury-street, and the other man the other—I have a lantern, but he has not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the reason for the difference?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because we have very often to go into houses in Paul-street for Irish rows.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryan. Q.</hi> You say you ran after me, which way did I go?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Down Salisbury-street, towards Portman-market—I did not see any more of you till I saw the other constable on your track.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are the Irishmen very troublesome there, then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any man there on the beat that had a bull's-eye.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think not, but I cannot say positively—I know that I did not turn the light on until they were gone—I did it to see what state the prosecutor was in—I called Bryan by name as he passed me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHRUBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 95). On Sunday morning, 21st November, I was in Salisbury-street, and heard a rattle springing and the cry of "Stop thief"—I saw Welch running down Salisbury-street and two others after him—I could not see the others plainly so as to identify them—Welch went down Salisbury-street, into Devonshire-street, into William-street, through a passage into 14, George-street—he went up-stairs and I had to wait there to get a lamp—I went up-stairs and could not find him at first—I went into the back room and found him in bed with all his clothes on—I said, "Come out of there"—he said, "What for?"—I said, "What did you run away for?"—he said, "Because the policeman ran after us; I am sorry I have run away now"—I took him to the station—I saw the other two but could not recognise them—I did not see them in 14, George-street—I do not know whether these two are those who were with him—I believe that Hoare and Kimpton were the two because they are about the size—I knew them before—the two that I saw where such as they might have been.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryan.</hi> This man says there were three of them ran down Salisbury street, and the other says he took me in Salisbury-street, the other policman says I ran another way.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It was above 300 yards off, where I saw them, where the occurrence took place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-139" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RAWLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 142). I apprehended William Bryan, in George-street, Lisson-grove—I told him that I took him into custody for a garotte on a young man—he said, "I know nothing of the case."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryan.</hi> I did say that, but when I was before the Magistrate I did not know exactly what he meant by garotting.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I afterwards said" rob
<lb/>bing," because he did not seem to understand what I meant by garotting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Welsh's Defence.</hi> It is all false—we have never done anything of the kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kimptoris Defence.</hi> I say the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hoare's Defence.</hi> If the constables saw us robbing the man, or doing any
<lb/>thing to him, why did they not apprehend us, instead of hitting us and driving us away I—after we were at the bottom of a long street, they came and took us into custody; why did they not take us at first, if they saw us doing anything?</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryan's Defence.</hi> If the policeman 221, had seen me on the man's throat, which is false, he could have taken me there and then—we were holding the man up—if we had let him go he would have fallen down—he could not walk uprightly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY IRELAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was anything found on the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some money was found; 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Kimpton and 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Hoare—there was no money brought to the prosecutor that had been picked up, that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED LITOFF</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How much did you have in your pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not have that money returned to me—some pawn-tickets were found by a man whose nickname is Nipper, a stableman; he told a neighbour of mine that he knew a man that had found the tickets—they said some were found on the pavement, and some in the road, in Carlisle-street—I cannot say for certain how far that is from Little North street—I had not been in Carlisle-street that night, that I am aware of—Carlisle-street does not lead into Salisbury-street—they do not join—I have had all the eight duplicates returned—they were all found in the street, in the road, and on the pavement—some one brought some of the cages back—I have lost five altogether, and the six male birds—they were two male gold finches, one of which had been caged nearly two years; the others were a cock bullfinch, two male larks, and one linnet—I do not think that those</p>
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<p>prisoners had the birds and cages—it was somebody that knew something about birds, for they took the best and left the rubbish.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY IRELAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Whereabouts is Carlisle-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is where I apprehended Kimpton—it is in Church-street and North-street, just were the tickets where picked up.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WELCH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18581213-116-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KIMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581213-116-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOARE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18581213-116-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRYAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18581213-116-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**†</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-116-18581213 t18581213-116-punishment-31"/>Confined Twelve Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARON MARTIN</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDDEN</hi> </persName>, Knt. Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Martin and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS FREDERICK"/>THOMAS FREDERICK ELLIOTT, ESQ</persName> </hi>. I am the assistant Under-Secretary of State for the Colonial Department. On 12th November last, my atten
<lb/>tion was called to the publication of some despatches in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi> newspaper—I never had the custody of those despatches—a gentleman of the name of Meyer is the principal librarian of the Colonial Office—he was absent until a late day in October, I believe the 24th—during the period of his absence, a gentleman of the name of Miller acted in his capacity; he is sub-librarian—I have now in court twenty-four copies of the despatch in question—in order to be accurate, I should mention, here are twenty-three copies: one copy is in the hands of the Attorney-General, he used it just now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many are there here now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have twenty-three here—one copy is not handed to me (
<hi rend="italic">handed in</hi>)—I have twenty-four copies now in my hand—they had never been in my custody previous to the publication in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>, save one single copy, which I received two or three days before—I have received the greater part of these copies from the library, the place where they are usually deposited, one copy from Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, one from Lord Carnarvon, and one, I think, was in my own possession, I had received it about two or three days before the publication in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>—I received twenty-one from the library—they were supplied to me by Mr. Meyer, the chief librarian, but I could not undertake to swear whether he personally delivered them into my hands—I requested them from Mr. Meyer, and I obtained them—that was either upon the day of the publication in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>, or immediately after—it is possible that they may have been brought to me by a messenger—I am quite confident as to the twenty-one—I received a copy from Lord Carnarvon, and one from Sir Edward Lytton—I had a copy myself—I received that when Mr. Gladstone started for the Ionian Islands—I do not know when that was—I cannot fix the exact day, but it must have been one, two, or three days before the publication appeared in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>—I received it from the library of the Colonial Office; Mr.</p>
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<p>Meyer supplied it—I demanded a collection of papers on the Ionian Islands, and this formed one of them—Mr. Meyer is present in court—Lord Car
<lb/>narvon and Sir Edward Lytton would obtain their copies from the library, by going or sending for them—they would send their private secretary, or some gentleman connected with the office—it is not impossible that a clerk or messenger might be sent, but very improbable—these things are usually procured by the private secretary of the Secretary of State or Under-Secre
<lb/>tary—it is not any minister that might send—we know nobody in the Colonial Office but our own minister, and if he wishes to send papers to any of his colleagues he so orders it—Lord Carnarvon is Under secretary of State for the Colonies—no paper has been published that has ever been in my custody, or within my knowledge as an Under-Secretary of State—I know of none having been published—I have heard of one single paper, but I was not then in the Colonial Office, or connected with it—in the course of thirty-five years, I have heard of one other paper: that was not a confidential paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were saying you demanded a collection of papers, when something stopped you, when was that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was about the period when Mr. Gladstone was starting for the Ionian Islands—it was just when he was about to depart, and it was three or four days before the publication in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>—he left London before the publication appeared—I demanded the collection of papers, not for Mr. Gladstone, but for my own use; thinking it not impossible that, as Mr. Gladstone was going, I might be called upon to advise or give some opinions upon questions connected with the Ionian Islands—the one that I obtained on that occasion was one of those that I produce—it has never been out of my custody a moment from the time I got it—I have twenty-four here now—I have this moment counted them in court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-143" type="given" value="JOHN JOSEPH"/>JOHN JOSEPH OLDING</persName> </hi>. I am the reader and manager of the printing office at the Foreign Office, under Messrs. Harrison, the printers—in Sep
<lb/>tember last, I received a manuscript from the Colonial Office, to be printed—the proofs were struck off on 16th September—twenty-eight copies were printed—twenty-five were ordered by the Colonial Office—twenty-eight were struck off because we had to do an even number, as two copies are worked on one sheet—we worked twenty-five for the Colonial Office, and besides those, we kept one as a voucher for the Stationery Office, one as a file copy for ourselves, and the third copy was necessarily worked off on account of its being an even number; we work them in pairs—I delivered the twenty-five copies to Mr. Miller, the sub-librarian—I have two of the other three here in court (
<hi rend="italic">producing them</hi>)—the twenty-eighth copy was given to Norman, the messenger sent by the librarian for a copy for his own use, early in November—by the librarian I mean Mr. Meyer—the two that I now produce I have had in my possession ever since—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at the copies already produced</hi>) here are twenty-four out of the twenty-eight copies that I so struck off—my own two make twenty-six—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at another produced</hi>) this is a portion of one of those I so printed—the first four pages of this are wanting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many do you yourself actually produce here to
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two copies—I struck off twenty-eight—besides those twenty eight, I struck off two as a proof—I corrected the proof—there were no author's corrections, as we technically call them; no corrections by the Colonial Office—I recollect that—there was one correction—I can't say whether there was more—I distinctly remember one, in page 11, on the</p>
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<p>eighth line from the bottom, there is an Italian Phrase, in which, in the first proof, there was an error; it stood
<hi rend="italic">callato</hi> instead of
<hi rend="italic">ballato</hi>—the alteration consisted in putting the letter b instead of c—I did not make any corrections in the first two copies—I make my corrections in the first instance before it goes off—I work off two proofs to be sent out to the Colonial Office; but, prior to that, there is one proof necessary for my own correction and reading—I work off one proof for myself in the first instance—that is not the proof I am speaking of, in which that correction was made—when the manuscript is sent to me, I work off one proof first for my own correction, as reader; having corrected that proof, I work off two more from the corrected proof—they were sent ont to the Colonial Office, by my own hand, in this instance—those were the proofs that contained the blunder—I had omitted to correct it in the first, and corrected it in the second—I then worked off twenty-eight copies, in addition to the three—my press is in the basement of the Foreign Office—that is contiguous to the Colonial Office—it faces Fludyer-street—we employ on an average twenty workmen—I read the proofs, but I have nothing to do with working them off—one man is sufficient to work them off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you able to distinguish between the proof and any of the 28 copies, by seeing whether the words
<hi rend="italic">carto ballato</hi> are in it.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Unquestionably—wherever those words are found, I say without hesitation they are of the 28—the tops of the 28 copies also are cut by a machine, but the fronts and feet remain rough; by looking at the words
<hi rend="italic">carto ballato</hi> on the remainder of this copy that was sent to the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>, I can say that this is one of the 28 copies—it is also cut at the top by a machine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-144" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMETZER</persName> </hi>. I am the pressman in the printing department of the Foreign Office. On 16th of last September I printed two copies of this despatch—on the following day I printed 28 copies—nobody printed any copies from the press but myself—no more than 28 were then printed—those 28 copies were given to Mr. Olding.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-145" type="given" value="JOSEPH THOMAS"/>JOSEPH THOMAS MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am sub-librarian in the Colonial Department in Downing-street—I have been employed for twenty-three years in the service of the Colonial Office, and have been sub-librarian three years—I remember in September last these despatches and these enclosures being printed—they were printed by the order of the Secretary of State, received through Mr. Saunders in charge of the Mediterranean Department—there is a private press in the Foreign Office, at which Government state papers are printed—these despatches were printed at that press—upon the printing of any state papers for the Colonial Department, they are given in charge of the librarian, and, in his absence, they are given to myself—Mr. Meyer is the librarian—he has been for nearly fifty years in the Colonial Department—I received the copies of these despatches from Mr. Olding, when they were printed, about 17th or 18th September.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many copies were there, do you remember?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not count them—I received the usual number of copies—the usual number is twenty-five.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Whatever Mr. Olding delivered to you you received—what did you do with them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I placed them close to my writing-desk within arm's length of me, on a little leaf between Mr. Meyer's desk and my own—I placed them on the leaf or portion of a table close to my own writing-desk where I always sit—there were a few other papers there of a general character relative to the Colonies, pamphlets, and</p>
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<p>here and there a paper that I refer to in the course of the day, in discharge of my duty—I placed those papers so that they formed a sort of pile or heap—I put a heavy book on the top of them; in fact, it was the library catalogue, a huge folio, and there they remained—at the time they were delivered to me, Mr. Meyer was some few days absent; I may say a week or two, and he continued so until 25th October—during the whole period of time from the delivery of them to me in September, as far as I observed, they remained as I had placed them, on the table near to where I sit, with the heavy book on them, until Mr. Meyer returned, when I myself left town for a short time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you leave town?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I left the office on 30th October; that was on the Saturday, I took my leave of Mr. Meyer for the short holiday I had.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you acquainted with Mr. Welling
<lb/>ton Guernsey?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was on friendly terms with him—I have known him since the autumn of 1853—I believe he was gazetted a captain in the Turkish Contingent, in April, 1855—while he was serving in that capacity I occasionally received a letter from him—he wrote me very graphic and amusing letters; friendly letters—he returned in December, 1855,1 believe—I did not exactly understand how he came to return—I saw some general statement that General Vivian had sent him home, but I did not particula
<lb/>rize the inquiries—I believe I was one of the first persons he visited on his return; he called on me at the Colonial Office—I believe he went to South America in October, 1856—I continued my intercourse with him from the time of his return from the Crimea until his departure for South America—he became a trustee for some property of mine in that time—on one or two occasions he was very kind to me, and advanced me a trifling sum of money, which I repaid him—I think he returned from South America in November, 1857—our friendly intercourse still continued; he had written letters from America to me, and he called upon me on his return, much in the same way as when he returned from Turkey—at the time of the delivery to me of these despatches, in September, Mr. Meyer was absent—during his absenoe I continued to occupy the library alone—Mr. Guernsey called on me occasionally in that period—he used sometimes to stand by the fire and talk; and sometimes sit down in a chair near the fire—he used to call on me towards the close of the day, and we used to go and dine together—I had a regard for him, and we were upon intimate terms—about this time he was soliciting an appointment in British Columbia—that was by an application through the Colonial secretary, Sir Edward Lytton—the result of that application was unfavourable; he did not get the Appointment—he felt a little annoyed at it, and expressed himself to the effect that Sir Lytton would repent having refused him the employment—when I make use of that expression, I mean that Mr. Guernsey would have influence with some members of Parliament to vote against him; that was what he expressed to me privately, in conversation: it was nothing of a personal character against Sir Lytton, but that he would influence the votes of Members of Parliament—I know he was displeased at the failure of his application—he also applied for an appointment at the War Office—I forwarded that application, and recommended it to some of my own friends in that department—I remember Mr. Guernsey calling upon me at the library at the Colonial Office upon an occasion when I left the room—I think that must have been almost the last day I had charge of the papers; or within a few days previous to that time, about 23d October, or a few days</p>
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<p>before; it was almost the last day of my tenure of Mr. Meyer's position—he returned on Monday, 25th, and this occurred about Saturday, the 23d, or a few days before—on that day Mr. Guernsey called upon me, and we conversed together as usual, in a general way—I left the room for a few minutes, to go to the binder—I believe Mr. Guernsey was near the fire when I left—I was absent about four or five minutes—I believe I left to go to the binder—when I returned, Mr. Guernsey was near the desk where these despatches were lying; he was moving away from the table—as I came into the room he remarked to me, "I am not prying into your secrets"—he said that, as he was moving away from the table—I paid that I did not for a moment suppose that he was—he had been standing near the fire-place when I left the room-after saying this, he moved partly towards the window, and then towards the fire-place again—he remained some ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after that—we dined together that day, the 23d October, or whatever day it was—I left the office on 30th October—I was absent fifteen days—my leave was for a fortnight, Sunday supervened; I should correct myself, I was at the office again on 15th November—I received a note from Mr. Meyer on Saturday, the 13th, desiring me to come and speak with him about these despatches, and although I did not remain in the office all that day, I was there for a few hours; but I attended regularly on the 15th—I returned permenantly on the 15th—Mr. Guernsey called upon me in the middle part of the day, on the 15to, about 1 or 2 o'clock—I remember his conversation with me had regard to a letter that he had received from the War Department, which was rather of a favourable character, in answer to his application—he then spoke of the hope of his being gazetted as paymaster, and then drew from his pocket some pamphlet on South American matters, and a portrait of General Lopez—after talking on this subject, I changed the conversation to another subject—I was very anxious to do so—I had at that time learnt that these two despatches had been published in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>—they had been published on the 12th, three days before the day of which I am speaking, and I was in great anxiety about it—it was that which led me to change the conver
<lb/>sation from the rambling talk about General Lopez and others, to the subject of the despatches—I said to Mr. Guernsey that he must excuse me, that I must leave him; that I was in great trouble and anxiety about the publication of these despatches, and I looked him in the face and said, that the man that could have done such a thing must have been a d—d scoundrel—he said, "He must, indeed, be a dirty blackguard"—and he said to me, "It might cost you your situation"—I had not, down to that moment, said anything whatever to him, or made any communication to him at all, which could have given him to understand that I had had charge of those documents or was any more connected with them than any of the other persons in the Colonial Office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had said nothing to intimate that you were to blame?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; nothing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever told him that you had charge of those documents?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I then said to him, that I should be happy to see him later in the day, and he arranged to meet me, and dine with me at half-past 5, when I left—he was to call for me—he did not come, and from that hour I never saw him, till I saw him at Bow street—the application which I forwarded to the War Office for Mr. Guernsey I believe was contained in an envelope similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I re
<lb/>member that Mr. Guernsey once spoke of a letter that he had written in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>, which referred to the internal policy of Paraguay, and General Lopez, the President of that country—that was a letter written by himself—I think that was some months before October last—I never learnt from him whether he was acquainted with the editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>—I know Mr. Guernsey's hand-writing well—I believe the address annexed to this envelope to be his writing—these two letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are also his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> That is his ordinary hand-writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is writing which I recognise as his—to the best of my recollection, I had not left Mr. Guernsey alone in the library before this occasion of which I have spoken—I may have done so once or twice, but I have no distinct recollection of it—to the best of my recollection, this was on 23d October—I believe he was in Dublin in the early part of October—I do not know the day on which he returned from Dublin, but I had seen him some days before the 23d—he used to call upon me, perhaps once in a week—I do not think a fortnight has elapsed, only on the occasion when he was in Dublin—I had no other private visitors who called upon me, not at the office, they were shown into a waiting-room—they never came into the library—I am assistant librarian—no one is there beside myself, while Mr. Meyer is away—there are two subordinate persons under me, Norman the binder and his assistant—it is not such a library as you may imagine a library with volumes to be—it is a long room with shut-up presses; locked presses; so that you would imagine it was mere panel, although the bookcases are standing—a housemaid cleans out the room—I received these despatches on 17th September—I myself actually received them from Mr. Olding—I do not mean that he actually delivered them to me with his hand, I think they came in the customary packet from the Foreign Office—I did not put them in the customary place—had they been in the customary place, they would have been under lock and key—I put them on the table close by me—they were lying on the table in this way, with nothing but a heavy book upon them, from 17th September; night and day—I did not count them when they came in—my table is opposite the fire-place—I sit with my back to the fire—a person standing at the fire, would be standing between the table and the fire, with the table before him—I should think it is about six or seven feet from the table to the fire—I do not mean to represent that during the time of these despatches being there, no other persons have been in the library but Mr. Guernsey—many gentlemen come in and out, but only on office business—no friend called on me—whoever called on me, was shown into the waiting-room—Mr. Guernsey had an exception in his favour—I do not know for a certainty whether Mr. Guernsey was promoted to be a major, in the Crimea—he sometimes called himself Major Guernsey—I do not know that he was connected with the War Office in any way, besides his service in the Turkish Contingent, except that he once or twice said that he had claims on the War Department for arrears of pay—when I saw him on 15th November, he showed me a letter from the War Office which was favourable—he seemed to be in good spirits about it—I believe he was apprehended on this charge about a fortnight after that—I have not negotiated the sale of music on behalf of Mr. Guernsey, or been engaged in pushing the sale of music for him—I know that he is a talented musician—I do not know whether he was the composer of "Mary Blane"—I am very fond of music—I studied it at one time—I believe Mr. Guernsey composed the celebrated song "I 'll hang my Harp on the Willow Tree"—he is a gentleman of musical attainments—in April, 1856, I joined him in publishing a popular</p>
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<p>piece of music called "The Ladybird Polka"—I hare never given Mr. Guernsey any papers printed by the Colonial Office—I remember once giving him a Blue Book about the gold-fields in Australia, two or three years ago; but that is a saleable book, obtainable at any bookseller's—I do not remember giving him any paper, unless it was a Parliamentary paper, obtainable by purchase—I never gave him any papers relating to the correspondence of the foreign refugees—I believe not—I never gave him any Government papers—I once obtained for him, at the publisher's, a work on Military Engineering, but I have never given him a Government publi
<lb/>cation—I have never given to anyone, besides him, any Government papers—I have known Parliamentary papers to be given—sometimes authors, and gentlemen writing for reviews, and others, have applied for copies of Blue Books, the ordinary papers presented to Parliament, and they have been given—I believe it is the practice in all departments to do that; Parliamentary papers which may be obtained or bought at any bookseller's, or at the place of publication, bought for any sum of money, open to all gentlemen to obtain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever given to Mr. Guernsey, or anybody else, any private paper, or any paper marked "confidential," like this, or any paper that anybody might not have had in any other way than by purchase?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never: never.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I understand, then, that you never gave him a copy of this despatch which is now under consideration?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, most solemnly, no.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have spoken of two persons who are under you in this branch of the Department; do they sit in the room with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they sit in the office below—no one sits in the library but myself and Mr. Meyer; and in Mr. Meyer's absence, no one but me—I always saw persons who called upon me, except on business relating to the office, in the waiting room—I have no recollection of anyone, during the whole period of September and October, being left by me in the library for a minute, except Mr. Guernsey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-146" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE METER</persName> </hi>. I am principal librarian of the Colonial Office—that is the place of deposit for documents such as these we are inquiring about—I left for my vacation on 23d August, leaving the library in charge of Mr. Miller—I returned on 25th October—the proper place of deposit for de
<lb/>spatches of this kind when they are brought into the library, would be in one of the presses in the library, where they would be locked up—placing them on the table would be a departure from the usual course—on my return, as soon as I was aware of the existence of these papers, I locked them up—I cannot tell the day upon which Mr. Gladstone went to his mission at the Ionian Islands—I should think it was about the 8th November—shortly before that, I made for Mr. Gladstone a collection of confidential papers re
<lb/>lating to the Ionian Islands—in that collection I included one copy of these despatches—I obtained that from the collection which I had looked up—I delivered that bundle of papers, when I had made it up, to Mr. Birch, who was then acting as private secretary to Lord Carnarvon.</p>
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<persName id="t18581213-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581213-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-147" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BIRCH, ESQ</persName> </hi> In the beginning of last November I was acting as private secretary to Lord Carnarvon—in that capacity I received the packet of papers which Mr. Meyer has mentioned; I passed a tape round them, and left them for Mr. Gordon—I put them on the table of Mr. Merivale, one of the under secretaries for the Colonies, for the purpose of their being taken by Mr. Gordon, the private secretary of Mr. Gladstone—both Mr. Gordon and Mr. Gladstone, have left this country—they left on Monday, 8th No
<lb/>vember, I think.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-148" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18581213-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS FREDERICK"/>THOMAS FREDERICK ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I, in company with Mr. Gordon, took down the papers which Mr. Gladstone was to take with him, from Mr. Merivale's room—I saw Mr. Gordon depart with them, with a messenger, going to Mr. Gladstone's house</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-149" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am the editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>—I have acted in that capacity for about three months—I have an office at 9, Bouverie-street—I reside in Doughty-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Take that paper in your hand and look at that envelope—did you on any day in November last receive that printed paper enclosed in that envelope.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I recognise the envelope, and I believe it is the printed paper—the envelope at that time was closed, with the seal that is now attached to it—it was then in a perfect form, with the address which has been since cut out—I opened it, and found in it, besides the paper, this note, (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>):—"To the Editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>, private—22, Regent-square, N.C., November 9, 1858—Dear Sir, I send you a confidential paper in connexion with the Ionian Isles—it may be of some interest to your readers, more especially as no other journal has received a copy, and it may give some clue to Mr. Gladstone's visit to those islands, I am, Dear Sir, yours &c., W. Guernsey"—I had no acquaintance whatever with Mr. Guernsey before that time—I may say, that "Dear Sir" is a common mode of address, which I am in the habit of receiving from unknown persons; at the time I received the paper enclosed it was a complete paper, as it is now the first four pages are wanting—I did not on receiving it at once direct it to be published in the newspaper I—I addressed a note to the name and address given in the letter, and I received this answer—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>): "T. Walker, Esq.; 22, Regent square, Thursday. Dear Sir, It is all right—I enclosed the paper for the editor's use—of course I need not say that I do not wish my name to be mentioned in connexion with it in any way"—I received that note before the publication, and upon that I published the two despatches in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Upon what day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Friday of that week—I do not remember the day of the month.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) one of the copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi> published on 12th November, and are those the despatches?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—in order to have them printed, the two first sheets containing those despatches were taken off, and this is the remainder—it is all here except the first four pages.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Having published this in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi> when had you next, if at all, any communication with Mr. Guernsey?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About the middle of the next week—I wrote to him asking that I might see him—I had in the meantime received complaints from the authorities at the Colonial Office—I heard from the Colonial Office on the night following the publication—Mr. Guernsey afterwards called upon me—I think it was on the Wednesday following the Friday of publication—I do not remember the day of the month—up to that time, my acquaintance with Mr. Guernsey was entirely limited to to the notes produced—I had never seen him before—he said, "I am the person who sent the despatches, my name is Guernsey n—I told him that I had sent to him, because I had heard that innocent persons had been brought into trouble through the publication of these despatches, and that he ought to give me some information how he obtained them—he said that a person had left them at his house—I said, that looking at the serious complexion the affair had assumed, I thought he ought to give me more information—he said, "Not now"—that was the substance of what passed—he</p>
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<p>pressed me earnestly not to give any further information, and I said I would not, if it was possible to help it—I did withhold his name and all the information I could, until I was summoned before the magistrate—I cut the address off the envelope because I had refused the name, and I thought that giving up the handwriting would be giving up the name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe these despatches were sent to you for the purpose, and for the purpose only, of being published in your paper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe so, as I understood it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-150" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN THORNTON</persName> </hi>. I am one of the detective department of the Metropolitan police—I was desired to endeavour to apprehend the prisoner—I saw him on the night of 26th November in Great Russell-street, coming out of a shop—I went up to him and said, "I believe your name is Wellington Guernsey," he said, "Yes"—I told him I was a police-officer and I held a warrant for his apprehension, and if he would go with me to the station-house which was close by, I would read the warrant to him, it being dark at the time—on the way to the station he said he should like to know the charge—I then told him he was charged with stealing some printed despatches from the Colonial Office, forwarded by Sir John Young—after a few seconds he said, "They have made a mistake—they have gone the wrong way to work—they should have written to me"—we then proceeded to the station-house—the warrant was there read—when I was reading that part of it that related to the month of October, he said, "I know nothing about it, I can prove I was in Dublin at the time"—he said that he had not been to the Colonial Office for some time—he afterwards recollected himself and said, "Yes, once"—I have the warrant here—the prisoner is described in it as "Wellington Guernsey"—when the Serjeant was taking the charge at the King-street station, he asked him his name—his back was towards the serjeaut at the time, and I answered for him, and said, "Colonel Guernsey"—he said, "No"—I said, "Then Major Guernsey"—he said, "No" that he never belonged to the army in his life.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581213-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-151" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TANNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant.</hi>) On the day when Mr. Guernsey was apprehended, I went to his house, 22, Regent-square, and in a room there I found, among other papers, 16 envelopes, which I produce—they bear an official seal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no cast to go to the Jury; assuming that the prisoner had taken the despatch in question from the Colonial Office, he contended that he had not taken it in the sense of stealing it; not animus furandi, or lucri causa, but that he had taken it merely for the purpose of having it published in a newspaper; he very much doubted whether it was even a trespass, but it was certainly not a felony; the essence of stealing was fraud, not a mere wrongful act; but there must be a fraudulent purpose of appro
<lb/>priating the property of another to the use of the taker in a fraudulent sense, he referred to the cases of Reg. v. Godfrey</hi>, 8
<hi rend="italic">Carrington and Payne, p.</hi> 563;
<hi rend="italic">Reg. v. Holloway, I Denison's Crown Cases</hi>, 370;
<hi rend="italic">Rex. v. Dickenson, Russell and Ryan</hi>, 420:
<hi rend="italic">Phillips and Strong</hi>, 2
<hi rend="italic">East</hi> 662;
<hi rend="italic">and Prince Albert v. Strange</hi>, 18
<hi rend="italic">Law Journal</hi>, 120;
<hi rend="italic">and upon the authority of those cases, he contended that this amounted simply to a wrongful taking, such as the taking the book of another person to use without his authority, and omitting to return it; and that to hold it to be a stealing would be carrying the law of larceny to an extent hitherto unknown.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">on the same side</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">supported the objection—the fallacy on the part of the Prosecution was this, they confused the paper itself with the matter that was impressed upon it, and the real offence which the prisoner had committed, if it was any offence, was not the taking of </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the paper, but the despatch which was impressed upon the paper; his object merely was to have the matter published; as to what became of the paper itself, he was careless—if a person took a booh from the table of another without the owner's consent, intending to copy a portion, and return the book, that would be no larceny, and the mere omission to return it would not make it a larceny; the animus at the time of the taking was the important matter—see Rex. v. Trump, 1 Car. and Payne</hi>, 658;
<hi rend="italic">and he contended that if it was clear that the intention was not to steal the paper, but only the matter impressed upon it, that could not be the subject of larceny, and there would be no case for the Jury.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARON MARTIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">entertained no doubt whatever that it was a question for the Jury what was the intention in the prisoner's mind at the time he removed five paper, if he did remove it? for although he afterwards used it for the purpose of publishing it in the</hi> Daily News,
<hi rend="italic">he might have taken it for a variety of purposes; it was entirely a question for the Jury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The dispatches, at the request of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">were here read.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fourth Jury</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 446). I was on duty in Charles-street, St. George's, on 13th November, about ten minutes before 12 o'clock at night. I was called to 25, Angel-gardens—I saw the prisoner there in the attic, I believe, or second floor room—there was a female named Horragan with him—the woman belonging to the house gave the prisoner in my charge, and she showed me several pieces of furniture which had been broken. I took him in custody for wilful damage—I asked him to come along with me to the station—he said he wished to have his cap, and the female took the candle to look for his cap, but could not find it—I told him to go along with me, and they would find his cap, and let him have it—he did not attempt to come with me, and I took hold of him on the left arm with my right hand—I said, "You had better come quietly; it will be all the better for you"—the female that was with him then assaulted me—he did not move his feet, and I took hold of him behind with both hands—I wished him to go quietly, and almost immediately, I felt something in my right thigh, and I saw his right hand there—he took it away from my right thigh and turned round to me, and I felt I was also stabbed in my left leg just below my knee—the prisoner stabbed me; I saw him draw his hand from my leg with the knife in his hand—I seized his wrist, and he had the knife in his hand, and he attempted to make a third stab at me—the female was violent during the whole time, and finding that I could not take the prisoner by myself, I got down stairs and sprung my rattle in the street—I then saw the prisoner on the roof of the house—two officers came to my assistance</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 310). On 13th November, I was on duty in Angel-gardens. About 12 o'clock at night, I heard the rattle sprung, and I ran in that direction—I saw the last witness bleeding from the leg—I did not go into No. 25, but there was a ladder at the bottom of the street—I went up that, and on the roof—I searched over several houses, and found the prisoner behind a chimney, fourteen or fifteen bouses from No. 25—I put my hand against his feet, and told him to come down—he neither moved nor stirred—I told him to come down; he was charged with stabbing William Roebuck—he made no reply—I took him to the station—in my opinion, he was perfectly sober—he walked to the station as well as I can now—I took him through a window, and he walked down stairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 332). I heard the rattle that night, and went to where it was—I found Roebuck bleeding from the leg—the last witness was with me—I saw him take the prisoner into custody—I assisted in taking him to the station—he was quite sober—he walked well—when I got him to the station, I went to 25, Angel-gardens—I went in the top room and found a quantity of blood on the floor, and the tables, chairs, and other things were broken in pieces—I went on the roof, and about thirty yards from the window where the prisoner went out at, I found this knife—it was stained with fresh blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the police force. On 14th November, I was called to attend Roebuck—I found him suffering from the loss of blood and two incised wounds; one on the right thigh, about two inches and a half long, and about half an inch deep, and the other was a wound on the leg, about an inch and a half deep, and about two inches long—they were incised wounds and severe, and had bled very much, especially the left leg—he has been unfit for duty ever since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I don't know anything about it—the woman said to one of the officers, it was I that stabbed him—I had no knife, but a small penknife in my pocket—I was drunk, and did not know what I was doing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-118-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-160" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. I am an apprentice in Great Cambridge street, Shoreditch—the prisoner was also apprentice there—he has been there about eight months—I was there before—on the afternoon of 9th December, we were both at work in the shop—I looked at his work and told him it must be cut out again—he asked me to let him look at it—I did, and he said it wanted no cutting—I asked him to give it me again and he would not—I took it from him, and he said he would stab me—he had not a knife in his hand, but he looked about and found one—he tried to stab me in the stomach—I told him to put it down, and I took hold of his two hands and he dropped the knife—he took it again and stabbed me in the thigh—he said he wished it had been sharper, and he said, when he had done it, "Now, go and tell your master, like another baby"—this is the knife he did it with—it is my own knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I only meant to stick it in his hand to make him leave off—he said he would punch me in the mouth: I said, "Well, do it;" and he took up his fist, and punched me in the mouth.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did slap him in the face—he dared me to do it, and told me it was more than I could do.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581213-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM COWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—the last witness was brought to me—he had a wound inside his right thigh an inch and a half long, and about a quarter of an inch deep—it had cut through the skin and the inte
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