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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—The Rt. Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD. MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt Ald.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ALDERMAN PHILLIPS</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PALMER</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590228-297-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for the sum of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud; to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-297-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">And received a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-297-18590228 t18590228-297-punishment-1"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>. There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18590228-298-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an endorsement to a bill of exchange for 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs> also
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-298-offence-2 t18590228-cd-1"/>7th September</rs>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-298-offence-3 t18590228-cd-2"/>10th December</rs>, with intent to defraud; to all which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-298-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<p>299.
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<interp inst="t18590228-299-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 36 yards of silk, value 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-299-offence-1 t18590228-name-4"/>Charles Candy</persName> and another, in their dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. J. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY DOMINICUS"/>JAMES HENRY DOMINICUS LACY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Charles Candy and another, of Watling-street, silk merchants—I know the prisoner from his coming to the warehouse before—on 31st January, between twenty minutes and a quarter to 9 in the morning he came just inside the door, and spoke to a young man, who called me, and as I had seen him before I pretty well</p>
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<p>knew what he wanted, as he had always asked for silk dresses—he said, "I want to look at some silks"—I said, "If you wait ten minutes or a quarter of an hour the salesman will be here to show you some"—he offered me a pinch of snuff but I did not take it—he waited standing against the counter—there were some silks in front of him—Mr. Veal, the buyer of that department, called me to show him some silks which he wanted for the West end, and while doing so I saw the prisoner in the act of concealing two silk dresses, value 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., under his coat—he had his arm in a sling, and was in the act of putting his coat over them; in another second I do not think I should have seen them—I drew Mr. Veal's attention to it; went round to the prisoner and said, "You have attempted to take two robes"—he said that' he was only looking at them—I said, "I saw them under your coat"—he said that he had not got them under his coat, he only took them up to look at the pattern; but I saw them there clearly—he had put them down immediately I spoke to Mr. Veal, and before I could get to him—Mr. Veal sent for a policeman, and he was given into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this a large establishment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there are between thirty and forty assistants, but only about twenty were there at the time—there were only three or four where I was—the rest were in the galleries upstairs—there were no other people making pur
<lb/>chases—I showed a silk dress to Mr. Veal, which took me about half a minute—I was then about ten feet from the prisoner—I did not see him put the silk down—but when I walked up to him they were on the piles of silk close to where he took them from.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had these two pieces been placed where they were before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES ROBERTS"/>JAMES ROBERTS VEAL</persName> </hi>. I am barman to Messrs. Candy—I was standing just opposite a pile of rolls of silk, of which the silk in question was a portion—I passed him without speaking, to go to Mr. Lacy, who said something to me, in consequence of which I went up to the prisoner and said, "You have concealed two robes underneath your coat"—he said that he had not—I saw him in the act of putting the two robes on the pile—I sent for a policeman, and he was given into custody—I had not seen him before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When Mr. Lacy said something to you, I suppose you went directly to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was about three or four yards from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LITTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman,</hi> 462). I searched the prisoner, and found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ROBERTS VEAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the lowest price of any of your pieces of silk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-299-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-8" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate from the Office of the Clerk of the Peace for Liverpool (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Liverpool Quarter Sessions, July,</hi> 1854;
<hi rend="italic">Speridoni Lusig, Convicted of stealing</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">silk handkerchiefs. Confined Ten Months."</hi>)—The prisoner is the person, he was in my custody during the ten months.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-11" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN M'CARTION</persName> </hi>. I keep the Cock and Crown public-house, Little.</p>
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<p>Britain—the prisoner was in my service five weeks—I had given her notice to leave, which expired on 16th February, but she remained till the follow
<lb/>ing day, and said that she was going to leave that evening—before she left I told her I wished to see the things in her box—I went upstairs with her and a friend of mine, and the prisoner gave me a box of things, which she said she took to support her while she was out of a situation—she gave me three pair of stockings, a barege dress and fringe, a pocket handkerchief some pieces of ribbon, and two night caps, which had all been in a wardrobe on the second floor—the prisoner had access to the room, but I always kept the wardrobe locked—I asked the prisoner where she found the key—she said that she found them open, and in an evil moment she was tempted to take them, fearing to be out of money when she was out of a situation—I wished her to give up what she had of mine and I would forgive her, but she denied anything more—I had even missed my hearth-rug—these things (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were found in the prisoner's box—they are mine—these silk stockings, barege dress and fringe, were all in the same wardrobe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Your niece gave them to me to take care of because she was going abroad; the niece was kind to me, and therefore I did so: my mistress was cruel to me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> My niece is here, she is a child fourteen years old.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-12" type="given" value="ROSA"/>ROSA KELLY</persName> </hi>. I have seen these things—I did not give any of them to the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you give me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to buy you a box to put your things into?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not give you two chemises, or go up stairs with the skirt of a dress and three pair of silk stockings, and put them into your box—I did not tell you that if my aunt knew it she would poison me—you did not ask, "What am I to do?"—nor did I say, "I will give you money to apprentice you to a trade"—I had no money to give you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner—the female searcher found some keys, which I showed to the prisoner, and she told me. that one key fitted a box which was in a person's house in Golden-lane—I went there, opened the box with that key, and found in it the things pro
<lb/>duced—when I told her the charge, she said, "My mistress has got the things again"—she said, going to the station, that the niece had given them to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that Rosa Kelly gave her the things. The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<p>301.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-301-offence-1 t18590228-name-16"/>Eliza Jane Levett</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEVETT</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at No. 10, Museum-street, Bloomsbury—On Wednesday night, 19th January, about half-past ten o'clock, I and my brother Richard went into the shop, which adjoins the house—it opens into the street—we went into the shop from the first floor—we did not get inside the shop—there is a glass door leading from the counting-house into the shop—upon getting to that door, my brother said something, and we both ran up-stairs to my mother—my father had died the day before—we came down-stairs again in five or eight minutes, and I went to the shop—just as I got inside the shop, McGowan ran past me, from the</p>
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<p>shop into the street, and I saw him join De Shot outside, and they both ran away—I knew them both—they worked on the premises—I followed them to the end of the street—I saw them taken into custody by Banger, the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What business did your father carry on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A blacksmith's—McGowan had worked for him for about six years—he had 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a-week—the shop is separate from the house, but it adjoins it—you go down two steps from the counting-house into the shop—there were blacksmith's tools there—McGowan had no tools there—he had none of his own—I am not aware that he worked for himself at home at all—the tools that he had all belonged to my father—he had none of his own there—I cannot say that he never had—he seemed as if he had had a little to drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">De Shot.</hi> He did not see me run from the door—I had been to meet a mate, and as I was crossing Oxford-street I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and I ran to detect them.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was a little way from the shop when I saw him—he was then running.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-18" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-18" type="surname" value="LEVETT"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-18" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LEVETT</persName> </hi>. I went down into the shop with my brother on the evening of 19th January—I noticed a light in the shop—I made an excla
<lb/>mation and ran up-stairs—I afterwards came down—the light was then extinguished—I saw four persons run out of the shop—I' did not recognise either of them—my brother followed them, up the street, out "stop thief!"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was your brother there at the time the four men ran out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I believe he was in the shop—I was at the private door—I heard a scream, and two or three minutes afterwards I saw the four men—there is a very small door leading from the shop into Brewer-street—there is a trap-door to the roof of the shop—the hinges of that were broken—they have been so a long while—you cannot get on to the roof of the shop except from the yard—I should not think it could be done from the street—McGowan has worked for my father six or seven years—his wages were increased from time to time till they came to 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a-week—De Shot was also in the employment up to the time of my father's death—there was no work done on the Wednesday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was the trap-door that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I did not examine it—I can't recollect that I was in the shop that day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-19" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-19" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-19" type="surname" value="LEVETT"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-19" type="given" value="ELIZA JANE"/>ELIZA JANE LEVETT</persName> </hi>. I am the widow of Richard Levett—he died on 18th January—on the 19th I was in the parlour from about half-past seven or a quarter to eight until about half-past nine—no one could get into the shop without passing through the parlour—no one went through while I was there—neither of the prisoners had any right to be in the shop that evening—I do not know whether or not they had any tools there—they had not been working there during the day, and had no right to be there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there anything in the shop besides tools?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">De Shot. Q.</hi> When I was brought back by the policeman did I not say I ran to protect you.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you admitted you were in the shop—you said you saw the door open and went in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-20" type="surname" value="FLECK"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-20" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM FLECK</persName> </hi>. I am a house-agent, and live at 5, Kidders-ford-place, Hackney-road—on Wednesday, 19th January, I was at Mrs. Levett's premises about a quarter to eight o'clock—I left by the street-door—I saw the shop-door before I left—the door was shut leading into Brewer-street</p>
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<p>—I examined it, and it was fastened—I have since been on the premises and repaired them—there is a fan-light or trap-door to the roof, but I did not notice it that night—it would take a strong man, or two men, to lift it up from the inside—I can't say whether that trap-door was down when I left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not look at it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I went up there a day or two afterwards, and it was then fastened inside—I shut the street-door when I went out—I pulled it to, and pushed it to see if it was properly shut.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-21" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-21" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-21" type="surname" value="LEVETT"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-21" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LEVETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have got into the shop by the trap-door from the yard—it was generally left open—that it was only in the summer time; we used to go on the tiles and get through—I can't say whether it was open in January—I don't think it has been open since Christmas—I was not in the shop on the Wednesday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-22" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-22" type="surname" value="STONEHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-22" type="given" value="ADELAIDE BLANCHE"/>ADELAIDE BLANCHE STONEHAM</persName> </hi>. I am an actress, and live at 10, Museum-street, Bloomsbury—on the night of 19th January I saw the two prisoners at the corner of a street obliquely opposite Mrs. Levett's street-door—there was a man with them—I saw them for as long as it took me to come within a few doors of the corner of Brewer-street to my own house—I knew both the prisoners—I nodded as I passed—they did not take any notice—this was about twenty minutes to nine o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-23" type="surname" value="BANGER"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BANGER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 49). On the evening of 19 January I was in High Holborn, and heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I went to Museum-street, and saw the prisoners running—De Shot was about ten yards in front of McGowan—they came down Museum-street, and I met them at the corner and stopped them—McGowan had no shoes on—I took them to the station and searched them—I found on McGowan five duplicates, two matches, a lock and key, and two account books, and on De Shot a piece of candle—I tried the key to Mrs. Levett's street-door, and it fitted—I found a quantity of things put together in the shop, as if for the purpose of being taken away—I also found a pair of shoes, which McGowan said next morning were his.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-24" type="surname" value="LEVETT"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-24" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LEVETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have never got through the trap-door from the street—I don't think it could be done without a ladder—it must be 18 or 20 feet from the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case for the Jury; the evidence failed to show that the entrance might not have been effected by the trap-door, and before the burglary could be established, it was for the prosecution to prove that every part of the house was closed. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that there was evidence for the Jury.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-301-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MCGOWAN</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18590228-302-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-302-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-302-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing a die-stock and 6 files, of
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-26" type="surname" value="LEVETT"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-26" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-302-offence-1 t18590228-name-26"/>Richard Levett</persName>, since deceased, his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-27" type="surname" value="BANGER"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-27" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BANGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 49). I took the prisoner into custody on the evening of the 19th January—I found on him 5 duplicates, which I produce.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-28" type="surname" value="HUTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-28" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HUTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. James Gill, a pawnbroker at Wilmot-street, Brunswick-square—I produce a die-stock pledged at our shop on 8th April for five shilling, I don't know by whom—this is the duplicate that was given—it was pledged in the name of John Smith—I</p>
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<p>also produce 6 files pledged on 29th April in the name of John Edwards for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—this is the duplicate which was given to the person who pledged them—I cannot recollect the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-29" type="surname" value="LEVETT"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-29" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEVETT</persName> </hi>. The prisoner was in my father's service on 18th and 29th of April last, and until his death—I know this die-stock, it has my father's name upon it—the prisoner had no right to pawn it—these files bear the name of the person who supplies us with tools—I have no other mark on them, except that they were done up like this in a cupboard in the counting-house—these are new files, kept for use, not for sale.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did your father sell die-stocks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he made them if they were ordered, but never kept any for sale—his name was on those he sold—I don't know that he ever did sell any, but he professed to manufacture such articles—I don't know that the prisoner was in the habit of taking home tools to do work at his own place—my father lent him the model of a little steam-engine about six months ago—I have seen this die-stock on our premises, I cannot say how long ago—we had several, and they are missing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-302-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-302-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>303.
<persName id="def1-303-18590228" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-303-18590228" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-303-18590228" type="age" value="35"/>
<interp inst="def1-303-18590228" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="def1-303-18590228" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES REED</hi> (35)</persName>
<rs id="t18590228-303-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-303-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-303-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 29 oranges and 6 pints of claret value 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
<persName id="t18590228-name-31" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-31" type="surname" value="CASTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-303-offence-1 t18590228-name-31"/>John Castle</persName>, on the high seas.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-32" type="surname" value="ASKELL"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-32" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ASKELL</persName> </hi>. I was second mate on board the
<hi rend="italic">Sylph</hi> steamer—in January last, she was at Bordeaux—on 30th January I was directed by the chief mate to go into the forecastle—I made a search there and found nothing in the berths, but the mate ordered me under the floor, where there is a locker that leads down into a place where we stow the cable, and there I found the prisoner, with two bottles—it was no part of the prisoner's duty to be there at that time—I did not know what the bottles contained—he gave them to me out of his own hands—I cannot say whether they were empty or full—in the place where I found the prisoner, I found six more bottles—I gave them all to the mate—before the prisoner gave me the two bottles, I said to him, "If you have anything there you had better pass it up to me," and he passed them up to the mate—I also found some oranges in a bag close to where I found the bottles—I did not count how many there were—I gave them to the mate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The vessel was lying at Bordeaux, at this time, was she not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; at the wharf—we were taking in cargo—we go up the river to Bordeaux, about 70 miles up—I can't say whether you can get oranges very cheap there—I never bought any—you can get wine very cheap indeed—no wine was given to the men there—we are not allowed wine or grog—we are on weekly wages—I have bought a small tumbler of wine there for three half-pence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-33" type="surname" value="SANDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SANDERS</persName> </hi>. I am chief mate on board the
<hi rend="italic">Sylph</hi>—I took an account of the cargo, but we had a Stevedore stowing the cargo—part of our cargo consisted of claret in casks and cases—on the 1st February last I gave instructions to the last witness and went with him to the forecastle—he handed two bottles to me first and then six more afterwards—the first two he got from the prisoner's hands, and the other six from the chain locker—there were also some oranges handed up to me—I did not count them at the time—there were perhaps 30 or 40, from the appearance of the bag they were in—I drew the cork and looked at the wine but did not taste it, it had</p>
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<p>the appearance of claret—I gave the bottles to the captain—I beard the last witness say to the prisoner, "If you have anything there, Jem, you had better hand it up," and the prisoner produced these two bottles, which I supposed to contain wine—I afterwards asked the prisoner if he knew any
<lb/>thing of the matter, and he said he was not guilty of taking the wine, but he was guilty of taking the oranges—I don't think he said any more—I asked him when it was he took the oranges, and he said, "It was on Sunday"—to the best of my knowledge the casks were full when they were put on board—we did not gauge them—there did not appear to be any leakage or any deficiency.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What were the precise words the prisoner used?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked him if the bag the oranges were in was his bag, he said it was—I said, "Did you take the oranges?" he said, "Yes, I did"—I said, "When did you take them?" he said, "On Sunday."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-34" type="surname" value="CASTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CASTLE</persName> </hi>. I was the captain of the
<hi rend="italic">Sylph,</hi> she belongs to Messrs. Malcolmson, of Waterford—she is a British vessel—I have been in the service of Messrs. Malcolmson seven or eight years—the vessel is 6 years old—I have some slight recollection of her being built—it was in 1853, at Waterford—I was not there—I saw her when she arrived in London—the certificate of registry has gone with the ship—the prisoner belongs to Harwich—he told me so—the mate received the cargo on board—I remember receiving the bottles from him—some were full and some partly full—two were brought to me, and six afterwards—the two first were about two-thirds full—the corks were rather loose—the bottles contained claret to the best of my knowledge—I called all hands aft and read the articles to them, and the prisoner acknowledged to taking the oranges but not the wine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was that at the same conversation that the mate has spoken to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he said he opened the case and took the oranges out—I did not taste the wine—I only judged it was claret from its appearance—I gave the bottles to the police inspector.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-35" type="surname" value="ASHCROFT"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-35" type="given" value="HENY"/>HENY ASHCROFT</persName> </hi>. I am a cooper in the service of the London Dock Company. On the 8th February my attention was called to a cask of claret on board the
<hi rend="italic">Sylph</hi>—I ordered it to be landed, and gauged it, and found five gallons deficient—I have a sample of it here—I tasted some produced by the police in a bottle—I have also tasted this sample, and believe it to be one and the same wine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-36" type="surname" value="MAJOR"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-36" type="given" value="ROBERT JOHN"/>ROBERT JOHN MAJOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). I produce two bottles which I received from Mr. Castle—I took the prisoner into custody for broaching a cask—I asked him if the bag belonged to him, and he said, "Yes, the bag with the oranges is mine, but I know nothing of the wine"—there are twenty-nine oranges, and eight bottles containing six pints of wine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you been looking for two men of the names of Robinson and Paris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Robinson made his escape when he saw me—he was on board at the time I took the prisoner—I was directed by the captain to look after him, but I have not been able to find him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-37" type="surname" value="CASTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-37" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CASTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). There were bottles of claret on board in cases, but no separate bottles—they were all in cases—the wine would not come over in such bottles as these produced—it is Bordeaux wine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the offence was not committed within the juris
<lb/>diction of the Admiralty, Bordeaux being a French port, 70 miles up the river from the sea.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CASTLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does the tide go up to Bordeaux?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; great ships lie there, ships of 2,000 tons, right up at the place where my vessel was—there are no locks or anything of that sort to go through—I have commanded this vessel since September twelvemonths—I was in Messrs. Malcolmson's employ when she came new from Waterford—I then belonged to some other ship of the same parties, and joined her afterwards—I am employed by Mr. Robinson of Mark-lane, who is the agent for Messrs. Malcolmson—I have always understood he was their agent—he is a shipping agent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">did not address the Jury upon the facts, but contended that in the absence of the certificate of registry, there was no proof of the vessel being a British ship. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the objection was well founded, and directed the Jury to find a verdict of</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<persName id="def2-304-18590228" type="defendantName">
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<p>Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 104). On 14th February, between four and five in the morning, I was on duty, and was attracted by a noise in No. 193, Drury-lane—other constables came to me, and I waited outside while they went in—it was unoccupied—you can get to 193 from 191 from the leads.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-42" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FENN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). Emmerson called my attention to 193, Drury-lane, and after waiting there some time I and the sergeant went through the next house, and on going to the back of 192, I saw marks on the leads, and the skylight was broken—I then went to the back of 191, and saw marks on the wall as if somebody had been getting over—that is a public-house—Rook followed after me, and I saw a door broken open at the back of No. 191, by which a person could get into the public-house—I went through the door which was broken open, and saw Rigby coming up from the cellar—I turned on my light, and saw Wilson lying behind the water
<lb/>butt—neither of them gave any explanation of why they were there—I found a small screw on Rigby, and he said, "Yes, I took that out of the gas-fittings"—I found the gas branches at No. 193 taken down and standing on the floor, and the glasses standing on a bench.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Rigby. Q.</hi> Is not there a way to get to the skittle-ground besides through the door that was broken?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of—I am not aware that there are two vacancies in the yard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When Emmerson called your attention and you were listening at the door of 193, did you hear anything.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the rattling of gas fittings and glasses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-43" type="surname" value="ROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 109). On 18th February, about six in the morning, I went with Fenn to 192 and 193, Drury-lane—I went to the skittle-ground of 191—Rigby was coming up the stairs, and Wilson was lying behind a water-butt—I took him in custody, searched him, and in his left-hand pocket I found this skeleton key (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked him what key it was—he said, "This is a key which fits the door of 193"—I went back and tried it, and it unlocked it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson.</hi> It is the key that was given me to take possession of the place.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You said, "We were employed to do the job," but you did not say what.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Rigby. Q.</hi> Did not I say that I was employed to take down the gas-fittings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Wilson did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-44" type="surname" value="SWAINE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SWAINE</persName> </hi>. I am a contractor of Lime-street, City—I was employed by Mr. Gauntlett to inspect some works at No. 193—he was repairing the house for a butcher's shop—I was there between five and six on the 17th, when the men were on the point of leaving off work—the gas-fittings were fixed in their places, and all the pipes attached—there were two globes on the branch that was facing the shop-front, and two were in the cupboard—I saw the men leave, and saw the shop locked up—I was one of the last that left—I went next morning between nine and ten o'clock, and found all the gas-fittings taken down, and the gas pipes torn down as well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Rigby. Q.</hi> On the 17th were not the gas-fitters with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the paper-hangers and the labourers were there—the carpenter was not at work, he had done—I had had men at work on the Saturday before—I did not employ them—Mr. Gauntlett did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PATTISON</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Ludby, of the White Hart, 191, Drury-lane—on 18th February, about six o'clock, I was awoke by the police—my master let the police into the house—I had made the house all safe the night before, and was the last person that went to bed—next morning I found the door leading into the back yard broken open, and found this scrubbing-brush and meat-hook—none of my own property was removed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was not sufficient evidence, of breaking into the house to which this indictment applied.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">read the evidence in the last case to the witnesses Emmerson, Fenn, Rook, Swaine, and Pattison, to which they assented.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-49" type="given" value="EDWARD HENRY"/>EDWARD HENRY GAUNTLETT</persName> </hi>. I live in Leadenhall-market—on Friday, 18th February, I had certain fittings at No. 193, Drury-lane—they were safe at 2 or 3 o'clock that afternoon—I bought two new branches, and this appears to be like one of them, and this meat-hook is mine—I had paid 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the fittings the same night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GENTRY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi> 10). On 18th February, between 5 and 6 o'clock, I went on to the roof of No. 192, Drury-lane, and from thence to the roof of No. 193—in going down stairs, I heard a person passing over the back wall of No. 193—I went into the front shop, and found this coat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), with 14 feet of metal gas pipe in the pocket of it—I then went to the back yard, and saw a ladder standing against the leads of No. 193, and under the ladder I found this apron, a portion of the gas-fittings, and a screw-driver in the dust-hole.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson's Defence.</hi> I was ordered to do that by a gentleman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Rigby's Defence.</hi> At 12 o'clock on the 17th, a gentleman stated that he had taken the premises, and did not wish to pay for them, but wished us to take them down, and meet him between 6 and 7, at the corner of Oxford-street, and I took down the fittings myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RIGBY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590228-305-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590228-305-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-305-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-305-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-50" type="surname" value="KEEBLE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-50" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT KEEBLE</persName> </hi>. I am beadle of St. Paul's, Covent-garden—I had Wilson in custody for a robbery with violence, and produce a certificate of his conviction (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court; Robert Wilson, Convicted April,</hi> 1851,
<hi rend="italic">of robbery with violence. Transported for Seven Years</hi>)—he is the person—he was out on a ticket-of-leave, and assaulted the police—his ticket was revoked, and he was sent back to serve his time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-305-18590228 t18590228-305-punishment-6"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>306.
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-306-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-306-18590228 t18590228-306-punishment-7"/>Confined Fifteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>307.
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<interp inst="t18590228-307-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing three coats, four pair of trowsers, and other articles, value 8
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-307-offence-1 t18590228-name-54"/>John Halls Mercutt</persName>; she
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590228-307-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-307-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-307-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</hi>, Bart. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERGEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant and the Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FORD</hi> (13)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def3-308-18590228" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def3-308-18590228" type="age" value="16"/>
<interp inst="def3-308-18590228" type="surname" value="CASSELDINE"/>
<interp inst="def3-308-18590228" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN CAS
<lb/>SELDINE</hi> (16)</persName>
<rs id="t18590228-308-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing one pocket-book, value 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., one promissory note for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, of
<persName id="t18590228-name-58" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-58" type="surname" value="BEDDOE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-308-offence-1 t18590228-name-58"/>John Beddoe</persName>, from his person, and </rs>
<persName id="def4-308-18590228" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def4-308-18590228" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def4-308-18590228" type="surname" value="HATTON"/>
<interp inst="def4-308-18590228" type="given" value="JESSE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JESSE HATTON</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18590228-308-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/> for feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-60" type="surname" value="DOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-60" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old—I live with my father and mother in Little Saffron-hill—on Tuesday, 2d February, I went to Bald-win's-gardens that morning—I saw the prisoner Ford there, and Casseldine was with him—I knew Ford before—it was between 10 and 11 o'clock in the morning—they were just by the top of Leather-lane—Casseldine said, "They are going to get me a pair of boots, will you come?"—I said "Yes"—I went with them down Field-lane, Casseldine there went into a place—she came back, and we went into Seven-dials—the boots were bought at a place down some steps—we went back to Baldwin's-gardens—I went into a public-house kept by Hatton—I went into the skittle-ground alone—that was in the morning—after I had been in there, Ford and Casseldine came in—we all three remained there till between 5 and 6 o'clock—Walsh came into the skittle-ground between 5 and 6 o'clock—Walsh said, "Come on;" and we all four went out and went down a court in Holborn—(I saw Hatton before we left—he did not say anything to us)—after we were in Holborn, we went up to a street where there is a crockery-ware shop at the corner—we went down there into Fleet-street—when we were there Casseldine met a gentle
<lb/>man,</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185902280011"/>
<p>and I lost sight of her—she came back to us, and Walsh and Ford said, "We will go
<hi rend="italic">Stop butting"</hi>—that means taking silk handkerchiefs out of gentlemen's pockets—we walked on together to a shop by Temple-bar, where there are some fountains playing—we stopped at that shop, and I saw Ford take a handkerchief out of a gentleman's pocket—he gave it to Cassel
<lb/>dine—she was near the arch when he took it—I and Walsh were standing at the shop-after Ford had given the handkerchief to Casseldine, he said to her and Walsh, "He has got a purse"—Ford then went back to the same gentleman that he took the handkerchief from, put his hand in his coat tail pocket, and took out a pocket-book, and gave it to Walsh—I should know the gentleman again—I saw him before the Magistrate—it was Mr. Beddoe—we then all went up a street over the road, and there Walsh opened the pocket-book—before he opened it he had given it to Casseldine—when Walsh opened the pocket-book he took out a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he said, "Here is a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, here is the water-mark"—he put it back into the pocket-book, and we all four went back to Baldwin's-place—we afterwards went back to Hatton's public-house—it was then between 8 and 9 o'clock, perhaps not so late as that—it was between 7 and 9—we went to the skittle-ground at the back of the house—I saw Hatton—he was in the bar—when we got to the skittle-ground the pot-boy was there, and some other boy—Ford and Walsh took the papers out of the pocket-book, and they both threw them down the water-closet in the skittle-ground—a big boy burnt some of them over the gas—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note was given to Casseldine—she went with it to Hatton—Ford and Walsh and I went with her—Casseldine carried the note in her pocket—she left us and went to Hatton at the bar—I saw her go—she and Hatton then came to the foot of the stairs—Hatton had the note in his hand—and after they had been there a little time Hatton and Casseldine and Ford and Walsh all went up-stairs—I did not go up—Walsh and Ford told the big boy who had burnt some of the papers over the gas not to let me come up-stairs—they were up-stairs about half-an-hour—and then Walsh, Ford, and Casseldine, came down together—I did not see Mr. Hatton—Casseldine offered me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and Ford took it from her and gave it to me—when Casseldine came down, she said the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note was not a good one, she had only got 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—she said she had given the pocket-book and the stamps to Hatton (I had seen some stamps in it before that)—after the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was given to me, we all left, and Walsh and Ford, Casseldine and I; went to the play—the boy whom I had seen at Hatton's went with us—after we came out of the theatre Walsh left us, and Ford and Casseldine took me to a lodging-house—I did not go home—the next morning I went to Baldwin's-gardens—I saw Ford and Casseldine—I went home in the evening—I made a statement to my mother—my father took me the same evening to the police-station—I told the police-constable some of the papers were thrown down the water-closet—I saw them there the next morning when I went to Hatton's with Ford and Casseldine—I saw some papers down the water close t—I can't tell what sort of papers they were—they were written on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are 13 years old, are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I go to school now—my father is a carpenter—I have been a thief about three months—my father and mother treat me kindly—I have a good home, and plenty to eat and good clothes—I have been three months a thief—I have been drawn to it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How came it to pass that you and your companions fell out, and you went and gave information?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They kicked me and punched me, because I would go to the play—they made me pay out of the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was not angry</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185902280012"/>
<p>with them for that—I had been three months picking and stealing—I never complained before—I had no quarrel with these persons—my mother asked me where I got the money—I had been stealing before, and been once in prison for stealing a waistcoat from a shop door—I have not been taken up for anything else—I had not been thieving quite two months when I was taken up and sent to prison for 14 days—I managed to thieve for two months without being caught—I have been many times flogged by my father for telling lies.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen Casseldine before that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-61" type="surname" value="TYLER"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-61" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TYLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 42). On the night of 2d February, the last witness was brought to the station by his father—he made some com
<lb/>munications to me, in consequence of which I took Walsh, Casseldine, and Ford in custody on that same Wednesday night—they were all together coming out of the Britannia theatre, in Hoxton—I told them they were charged with stealing a pocket-book containing a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note and some memo
<lb/>randums of John Beddoe, Esq.—Casseldine said, "Why, that is the boy that took it," meaning Dowell, whom I had taken with me—Dowell heard what she said, but he did not say anything to it—I took them to the station-there was 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. found on Ford, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on Casseldine—I locked them up, and I went to the White Horse in Baldwin's-gardens, to Hatton—the house was shut up—it was a little after 1 o'clock—after knocking some time, Mr. Hatton opened the door—I asked him if he had received a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from the girl Casseldine on the night previous—he said "No"—I said "I under
<lb/>stand you have"—he said, "The only 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note I received was from two tall gentlemen, who came to the bar and had a bottle of wine, and I had not sufficient change, and I went to my grocer, Mr. Stone, at the corner, to change the note"—I asked him if he should know the two tall gentlemen again—he said "No"—they gave him the name of Linmore, or Livermore, or some such name as that—I did not take him into custody then—he was ordered into custody at Guildhall—I had seen him again before that—I met him on 9th February in Holborn, at the corner of Gray's Inn Lane—he spoke to me first, and said, "Well, have you found the old bloke?"—I suppose he alluded to the gentleman who lost the money—I said "Yes"—he said "How do you think you shall get on to-morrow?"(the remand was to that day)—I said, "The boy Dowell swears that you had the pocket-book, the stamps, and the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and other memorandums"—he said, "It is all a lie, none of them were in my house that evening or that day"—there was a remand to the next day, and on that day Hatton was there, and was ordered into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he tell you he had had a note, and had taken it to Stone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I found that to be correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JORRIDE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know a boy of the name of Guy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know him by sight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-62" type="surname" value="HANDS"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 360). I took Casseldine to the police-court on 3d February—as we were passing through St. Paul's Churchyard, I said to her, "I wish you would confine your practice outside the City—if you come on this side we shall be sure to know you again"—she said, "Between you and me, that book was not taken out in the City, it was taken out near St. Clement's church in the Strand, by the boy that gave the information"—I said, "Who sold the note? the landlord there will prove that he bought it of you"—she said, "The landlord did not know the note was stolen, and had we given the little puppy a new pair of trowsers,</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185902280013"/>
<p>he would not have said a word about it"—I had seen Walsh, and Fore, and Casseldine before that, and I believe I had seen them with Dowell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you tell Casseldine that anything that she said you should be obliged to tell?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I believe it began by her saying, "What do you think we shall be done with?"—I knew what she was charged with—I don't know that she sells oranges, and fruit, and lavender—I am not mistaken in saying I hare seen the prisoners together—I have been on duty in Fleet-street about six years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Walsh. Q.</hi> Did you ever have me in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No. Ford. He has never seen me with Walsh and Casseldine.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, I have.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-63" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-63" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 165). I am on duty in the district in which Baldwin's-gardens is—I was there on Tuesday, 1st February—on that day I saw Ford, Walsh, and Casseldine in Bald win's garden's—I saw Casseldine and Ford together—I saw Walsh afterwards—he was not with them—I saw Ford and Casseldine in the evening in Hatton's public-house, between the hours of 6 and 8 o'clock—I can see into the skittle ground, and I saw the little boy Dowell there—I did not observe any one else—I saw Walsh inside Hatton's afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi>. That is your beat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I know the public-house, and know Hatton's keeping it—I first gave evidence at Guildhall—I believe it was on 10th February—I had seen the prisoners in Baldwin's-garden's repeatedly—I had seen them on previous days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know where Casseldine lives?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She in general lives in Fox-court—I don't know her to be an orange girl—I came on duty that day at 3 o'clock, and left at 10—I saw Dowel playing at skittles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Walsh.</hi> It was about 2 o'clock when I went in.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I don't know—I was not on duty then—I saw you go in between 6 and 8.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Ford.</hi> I was at home with my mother between 6 and 7.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-64" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-64" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STONE</persName> </hi>. I keep a grocer's shop at No. 32, Gray's Inn Lane, three or four doors from Mr. Hatton's house—on Tuesday, 1st February, I saw Mr. Hatton at my shop, between 6 and 7 o'clock—he asked me to give him change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I said, "Yes; if you will put your name on the back of it"—he said, "It is already on"—I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it is silver and gold—he took the money and went out—I have only known him as a customer occasionally—I paid the note into my banker's the following morning—this is the note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long has he been there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have been there about two years—I know nothing of him but as a neighbour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-65" type="surname" value="BEDDOE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-65" type="given" value="JONH"/>JONH BEDDOE</persName> </hi>. I reside in Worcestershire—on Tuesday, 1st February, I was in London, and lost my pocket book—this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note was in my pocket-book, and some stamps, and two other 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you been in London?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I came up the night before—I received my money in the country—I had two other 5
<hi rend="italic">i.</hi> notes, which were country notes—I know I received this one note from my son—I did not take any memorandum of the No. of these notes—I did not write my name on any part of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you received this note was it in two halves?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and I fastened it together and took some pains to do it—this is the note I am quite satisfied—the moment I saw it at Guildhall I could swear to it by my piece at the back—it is stuck together with the edge of some postage-stamp paper, which is a very common way.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know anything of the name of Livermore?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No
<hi rend="italic">Walsh's Defence.</hi> What the boy says is false—I never touched the boy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known Hatton's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ever since he has been there—it is the lowest place in the neighbourhood—young persons go there—these boys are there daily.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it a low neighbourhood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—never had any charge against Hatton of any kind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hatton received a good character</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALSH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590228-308-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18590228-308-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-308-18590228 t18590228-308-punishment-9"/>Confined Six months</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FORD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590228-308-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CASSELDINE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590228-308-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18590228-308-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-308-18590228 t18590228-308-punishment-10"/>Confined Six Months</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HATTON</hi>
<rs id="t18590228-308-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his character</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18590228-308-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-308-18590228 t18590228-308-punishment-11"/>Confined Two Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Ford was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-66" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-66" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 50). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court; William Ford, convicted, February 7th, 1858, of Stealing a purse and is. </hi>6
<hi rend="italic">d.—Confined Four Months "</hi>)—Ford is the person—I had him and another boy in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18590228-308-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-308-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-308-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-308-18590228 t18590228-308-punishment-12"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18590228-309" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18590228"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-309" type="date" value="18590228"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18590228-309-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-309-18590228 t18590228-309-offence-1 t18590228-309-verdict-1"/>
<p>309.
<persName id="def1-309-18590228" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-309-18590228" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-309-18590228" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-309-18590228" type="surname" value="SKARF"/>
<interp inst="def1-309-18590228" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SKARF</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18590228-309-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-309-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-309-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 49 spoons and other goods, value 53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
<persName id="t18590228-name-68" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-68" type="surname" value="BRATT"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM BALIOL"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-309-offence-1 t18590228-name-68"/>William Baliol Bratt</persName>, his master, in his dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t18590228-309-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-309-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-309-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>310.
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<interp inst="t18590228-310-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 watch, value 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-310-offence-1 t18590228-name-70"/>William Macdonald Bird</persName>, from his person, to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-310-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-310-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590228-310-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-18590228 t18590228-310-punishment-14"/>Confined Twelve Months,</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>, Bart. Ald.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury</hi>.</p>
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<p>311.
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-311-18590228 t18590228-alias-1"/> David Benson</rs> </hi> (23)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18590228-311-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/> for stealing a handkerchief, value 2
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-311-offence-1 t18590228-name-72"/>Joseph Hanchet</persName>, from his person, having been before convicted, to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-311-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-311-18590228 t18590228-311-punishment-15"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>312.
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<interp inst="t18590228-312-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 9 bagatelle balls, value 18
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-312-offence-1 t18590228-name-75"/>John Hill</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution,</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-76" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HILL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Hill, living at Wood-street, King's-square, Middlesex—my husband is a publican—on Friday, 17th December, two men came to our house between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon—Jones I can swear to—I don't know the other—Jones came towards the parlour—I got up and said, "What is it you want; is it the bagatelle room?"—he said it was—I went and got the bagatelle balls,</p>
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<p>and my husband took them up stairs—after a time Tones came down again and asked for a pint of porter, and walked up stairs with it—about ten minutes after they both came down and went out of the door—Jones went out first and held the door open with his right hand for the other to pass out—his left hand was in his pocket After they had gone I ran up stairs and the balls were gone—there were nine of them—they were ivory, and are valued at 18".—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—can swear to three of them—Mr. Hill knows the marks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HILL</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on 17th December, two men came into our house—Jones I recollect perfectly—Hill I will not swear to, but I think him to be the other man—my wife answered them first—went up and took the balls to them, and put them on the table out of the bag—they called for a pint of porter which I took up to them—there were nine balls—these are three of them, I can swear to them—I have often handled them—described one as being partly dark and partly red, with the colour nearly gone out of it—and one has been plugged on one side, with a darker colour about the size of a pepper-corn—the other has a crack on one side, about three parts of an inch long—am quite certain these are the balls—there were no other persons but the prisoners in the room that afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Tarrant, a pawnbroker of Great Charlotte-street, Blackfriars. On 17th December, Jones came with nine bagatelle balls, which he wanted to pledge for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—asked him to whom they belonged—he said they were his own—asked if he had any more—he said he had not—heard a noise outside the door like the rattling of bagatelle balls, and I went out, and found a person with a hand in each pocket, rattling something which I thought to be bagatelle balls—do not see that person here—returned to Jones, detained him, and gave him into custody with the balls.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-312-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HILL—
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<interp inst="t18590228-312-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">see next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT HILL</hi> </persName>, were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<interp inst="t18590228-313-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> stealing 7 bagatelle balls, value 29
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-313-offence-1 t18590228-name-81"/>John Steptoe</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEPTOE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Montpelier Tavern, Walworth—on 17th January, I believe, both the prisoners came to my house about 7 o'clock at night—Hill I can swear to, and I believe Jones to be the person who was with him—they went into the tap room, where there is a bagatelle board, and remained there till closing time, playing—there were other persons there—have another bagatelle room—they then came and stood at the bar—five or six young gentlemen were playing in the parlour, and after they had left, about five minutes past 12, Hill walked back as if to go to the water-closet—heard the parlour door slam, which is close to the water-closet—spoke to my potman, and said there was some one in the parlour—he said, "No there is not, for I have just turned the gas out"—he went to look, and when he came back, the door slammed again—he took a light, and met Hill coming from there—saw him—cannot say whether he came out of the parlour—he came back to the bar, and was the last person that went out—next morning I missed some balls—missed them before anybody had come to the house that morning.</p>
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<persName id="t18590228-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-83" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WAY</persName> </hi>. I am potman to Mr. Steptoe—on the evening of 17th January, I saw both the prisoners at our house—I saw them playing at bagatelle in the tap room—there is a parlour at the back of the house, where there is another bagatelle board—I went into that room about 10 minutes past 12—the balls were all safe then—I was the last person in the parlour, and put out the gas—about five minutes after I heard the parlour door slam—my master sent me to see who was there; in con
<lb/>sequence of that I opened the door, and looked all round the room, but could see nobody—directly afterwards I heard the door slam again—I went and took two lucifers from the bar to light the gas, and I met Hill coming out—I said, "Hallo"—he said, "All right, I have only been to the closet"—he was then buttoning up part of his trowsers—he came from the direc
<lb/>tion of the bagatelle room, where the balls were—the next morning the balls were missing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hill's Defence.</hi> I was not in the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HILL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590228-313-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18590228-313-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">There were four other indictments against the prisoners.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March,</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERGEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-314-18590228 t18590228-alias-2"/> Smith</rs> </hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590228-314-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted with
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-315-18590228 t18590228-315-punishment-19"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-315-18590228 t18590228-315-punishment-20"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>316.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM STOREY</hi> (13)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>317.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HIGLEY</hi> (35)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18590228-317-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence, to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-317-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>318.
<persName id="def1-318-18590228" type="defendantName">
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<interp inst="def1-318-18590228" type="age" value="36"/>
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<interp inst="def1-318-18590228" type="given" value="ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN EDWARDS</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590228-318-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin to which she</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590228-318-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-318-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-318-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-318-18590228 t18590228-318-punishment-23"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SOOKINS</hi> (23)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18590228-319-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<p>320.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CALLAGHAN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18590228-320-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence, to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-320-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-320-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA APPLETON</hi> (22)</persName>
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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>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-94" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-94" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE PEARSB</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mrs. Rees—she keeps an eating house at Haggerston—on the 25th January the prisoner came for a pound of sausages—I served her—they came to 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a crown-piece, which I handed to my mistress—she told the prisoner it was bad, and directed me to fetch a constable—the prisoner said she was not aware it was bad.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-95" type="given" value="JAKE"/>JAKE BEES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Bees—we keep an eating house—I remember the prisoner, being there on the 25th January—I received a crown piece from the last witness—I examined it and it appeared to be bad—I asked the prisoner where she got it—she said she had it from a young man the night before—I told her it was bad—I sent for a constable and gave her in custody with the crown.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N.</hi> 439). I took the prisoner and received this crown—I took the prisoner to the station—she was very un-easy and appeared to try to get her hand in her pocket—I demanded to know what she had in her pocket, and she delivered to me this purse con
<lb/>taining a fourpenny-piece and a crown piece, which she said she had got from the same young man that she got the other from the night previous.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-97" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these crowns are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-321-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<p>322.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-99" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Red Lion, in Princes-street, Westminster—on 31st January, about 7 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and asked for a pot of porter—I served him—the price was 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—just previous to his coming in I had taken all the money out of the bowl in the till with the exception of a florin and two or three four-penny-pieces and sixpence—there was no other shilling—I put the shilling the prisoner gave me into that bowl, and gave him a sixpence and two-pence in copper—he took the beer into the tap room, and in a few minutes he came for a quartern of 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. rum—I drew the rum and he put down a bad shilling—I broke it in two easily—I gave it him back—he took it away—and after he had gone back, I looked in my till and found a shilling in the bowl, and no other shilling was there—I am quite sure it was the one I had taken from him—I had not put any other money in the till—I went into the tap room; I there accused the prisoner of uttering the two bad shillings—he said it was a b—y lie—he then wanted to go away, but he found I was as strong as he was, and I would not let him go—he said he would be b—d if he would not—I said I would be d—d if he should—he put himself in a fighting attitude—I sent for a policeman and gave him in cus
<lb/>tody with the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was drunk.
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 130). I went to Mr. Goddard's, took the prisoner, and received this bad shilling—I searched the prisoner, but I found no broken pieces—in going to the station he asked me what he was charged with—I said, "With uttering two bad shillings"—he said, "I will</p>
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<p>see you b—d before I will go with you"—he threw his arms back—I got the assistance of another constable, and then he went quietly—I found on him a sixpence, and three pence worth of halfpence—I gave the sixpence back to him—I searched him again further at the station, and the sixpence was gone.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18590228-name-101" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad—a good shilling would not break in half with the teeth easily—that must have been a spurious one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am very sorry for it—I came up from Bristol, and had not been in London above a month before—I was in liquor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>323.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIAMS</hi> (52)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590228-323-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-103" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PUTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 197). I was on duty in the neighbourhood of Devonshire-street, Commercial-road, on 3d February, about half-past eleven o'clock at night—the houses there are almost all brothels—a woman of the town, named Walters, made a communication to me, and while she was doing that, the prisoner came out of No. 3—the woman said to me, "That is him; stop him; stop thief!"—I caught him by the left side—what the woman said, was said loud enough for the prisoner to hear it, and he seemed to run the faster—when I stopped him, he put his hand in his right hand pocket, drew out a handful of white coins, and threw them away—they sounded like metal when they fell on the stones—he scattered them very much—I picked up six shillings—I had him still in custody—I proceeded on with him to the station, and searched him there—I found in the breast pocket of his coat, two florins—I then went back, and the young woman who called on me to stop him, gave me this other florin, and here are two other shillings which were picked up in the street afterwards—as I was going with him to the station, he wanted to get away, and threatened to knock me down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He handled me so rough, he tore my coat, I said if he would let me go I would quietly—the young woman said I had passed two bad two-shilling-pieces to her, and that I took them away again.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi> Yes; she said so.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These six shillings are all bad—three are from one mould, and three from another—they are all the same date—the three florins are bad, but from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know that I had any bad money till I went with that young woman—she took all my money away—she must have put this bad money in my pocket—when I put on my clothes, I found not my own money, but other money—I went away—if I had had time to have got a cabman here, he would certify that I had some rum and water with him, and I had no bad money to my knowledge.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-323-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>324.
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<interp inst="def1-324-18590228" type="age" value="40"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN THOMAS</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590228-324-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-106" type="surname" value="TYRRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-106" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH TYRRELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Tyrrell—I keep a chandler's-shop at Fulham—on 18th February, the prisoner came about 3 o'clock in the afternoon—she asked for two ounces of tea, and some other things</p>
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<p>—they came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown—I examined it and believed it to be bad—I called my husband, and showed it him—he told the prisoner it was bad, and asked her where she came from—she said, "Just below"—he told her he would go with her, and if he found she was an honest woman, he would let her go—she said, "No, you can't; it is a long way off, in Pimlico"—my husband called in a policeman, and she was given in custody—I gave the policeman the half-crown she had uttered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner said that she did not hear the evidence, and it was repeated by the Court very loudly—she still seemed not to hear it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the Witness, Q.</hi> Did the prisoner appear to be deaf when she was at your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very slightly so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-107" type="surname" value="ARIS"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ARIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, V</hi> 351). I was called to the last witness' shop, took the prisoner, and received this half-crown—the prisoner gave the name of Mary Ann Thomas, No. 43, Elizabeth-street, Pimlico—I made inquiry, and cannot find such a person—she appeared to be deaf when I took her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-108" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-108" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of Fulham—on 11th February, the prisoner came to my shop—she asked for two ounces of tea, and other things, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served her—she paid me with a half-crown—I found it to be bad, and demanded to have the change back which I had given her—she said, "Give me back the half-crown, I will fetch you another, and then fetch the goods"—I got back the goods and the change, and I gave her the half-crown—I am sure it was a bad one—I tried it with my teeth, and found it quite soft metal—the prisoner said she came from the other bridge, which is about two hundred yards off—I was not to put the goods off the counter, but keep them there till she came back—I kept them there two or three hours—she did not come—she was not at all deaf when I told her the half-crown was bad—she heard me instantly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-109" type="surname" value="STARR"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-109" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB STARR</persName> </hi>. I keep a general shop at Mark's-place, Fulham-road—on 27th January I came home about 5 o'clock—I saw the prisoner coming out of my shop—I went in my shop, and my wife showed me a half-crown which was bad—I called the prisoner back, and told her it was a bad half-crown—she said, "Is it? I will leave the things, and call for them presently"—the goods came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and my wife gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—she left the goods and the change—I gave her the half-crown, and let her go—I followed her till I met a policeman, and gave her in custody—the half-crown I had given her back was found in her hand—I had noticed a mark which my wife had made on it with her teeth, before the prisoner left the shop—the prisoner was taken to the station, but I did not press the charge, and she was allowed to go. This is the half-crown—here is the mark made on it by my wife's teeth.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-110" type="surname" value="MAYHEW"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MAYHEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, V</hi> 319). The prisoner was given into my charge on 27th January—I took this half-crown from her hand—she gave the name of Mary Ann Price, Mary's-row, Pimlico.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-111" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are both bad—it is a certain test of bad money if it is soft.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I was taken to the station, and the policeman took me to four shops, and I will take my solemn oath I was never in either of the shops before—there was a lady in one shop, and a man came in, and what they said to one another I don't know.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-324-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi>, (45)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SMITH</hi> (47)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18590228-325-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-325-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-114" type="surname" value="RILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-114" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD RILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a green grocer, and live in Park-road, Hornsey—on 16th February, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, William Smith came in my shop—he asked for a 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.? worth of apples—he paid me with a counterfeit shilling—I found it was a very bad one—I had a hammer in my hand, and I doubled the shilling up nearly—I put it down on the counter, and told him to give me the apples back—he said he had a halfpenny, and he would have a halfpenny worth—he went and I watched him—he joined the other prisoner after he had got about 100 yards from my shop—James Smith was walking on, and William Smith overtook him—they continued to walk a little way, and after that they were sometime separate—I followed them about a mile, and I saw James Smith go into Crockett's shop—William Smith was not with him, he was behind—James Smith came out of the shop—I went in and spoke to Mrs. Crockett—when James Smith came out he walked on towards Hornsey turnpike—William Smith joined him, and they were walking close together—I went a shorter road and got before them—James Smith had then got on before William some distance—I saw James stooping down doing or undoing his shoe—he was near a gutter—he had one foot in the gutter—I saw a policeman and gave them in custody—I afterwards went and showed the officer the spot where I saw James Smith stooping down—it was near a wall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-115" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-115" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA CROCKETT</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a little shop at Hornsey—on 16th February James Smith came in for half an ounce of tobacco—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a counterfeit shilling, and I gave him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out—I took the shilling and was just going to light a candle—I put the shilling in the till—I had no other shilling in the till—only a sixpence and a four-penny-bit—Mr. Riley came in, and I looked in the till and found the shilling I had just put in—I had no other there—I found it was bad—I put it on the window ledge, and afterwards gave it to the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-116" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-116" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WARD</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mr. Barrow, of Crouch End—on Sun
<lb/>day morning, 20th February, I was walking near the wall of Mr. Hedges, a plumber—I noticed a piece of paper lying in the gutter—there had been some rain on the Saturday night, and the paper had been trodden on—I took it up, and it contained six counterfeit shillings wrapped up separately—I took them to the station and gave them to the officer there—I after-wards pointed out to the officer and Mr. Riley the spot where I found them—we all three went together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-117" type="surname" value="WYNNE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-117" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WYNNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 531). I took the prisoners in custody on 16th February, in Portland-lane, Crouch End—Mr. Riley gave them in custody—they were about 20 yards from each other, but walking in the same line of road, in the same direction—I did not find on William Smith the shilling which he had tendered to Mr. Riley—I said to him "What have you done with the shilling you tendered to Mr. Riley"—he said, as it was doubled up it was of no use, and he threw it away—I found on him two shillings, and a three penny-piece in silver, and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—and on James Smith two sixpences and 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—this is the shilling I received from Mr. Crockett.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-118" type="surname" value="MONAGHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MONAGHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, N</hi> 38). I produce these six counter-feit shillings which I received from Ward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-119" type="surname" value="WYNNE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-119" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WYNNE</persName> </hi>. Riley pointed out to me the place where James Smith had stooped—and Ward pointed out the same place as where he picked up the paper.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-120" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are all bad, and the one that was uttered is from the same mould as one of the shillings in the paper.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of Uttering</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA CONNOR</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18590228-326-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-122" type="surname" value="HAYNES"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-122" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—I keep a shop in Moor-lane—on 3d of February, in the evening, the prisoner came and asked for some soap and other things—they came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a two shilling-piece—I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I thought I had seen her before—after she had left the shop I looked more particularly at the two-shilling-piece—I had no other silver—I found it was bad—I put it aside away from other coin—I gave information at the station in the morning—on the Monday afterwards, about 9 o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came again—she asked for half a pound of soap, some tea, and some butter—they came to 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she paid me with another two-shilling-piece—I looked at it and tried it in the tester—it was bad—I said, "How cruel you are to bring me another; you brought me one on Thursday night"—she said, "I brought you a good one"—I said, "No, you did not"—I observed somebody at the door—she said it was her father, but he went away while I sent for an officer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-123" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 125). I took the prisoner in custody on this charge—I told her she was charged with passing one, and with attempting to pass another—she owned that she attempted to pass the one on the Monday morning, but the one she passed on Thursday night she knew was a good one—she said she lodged at a coffee-house in the name of Smith, at No. 95, Milton-street—I found she was lodging there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-124" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that she received one of the florins from her father, and one from a person for whom she worked.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FOWLER</hi>. I am a boot manufacturer of No. 8, Moor-lane—the prisoner worked for me as a boot-closer about 5 months—she is married—I paid her on the 3d February 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in good money, but I can't tell what money I paid—I paid her about half-past 5, or a quarter before 6 o'clock—I know I had four two-shilling pieces in my possession—I had nine or ten different work people to pay, and I got rid of my four florins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What name did you know the pri
<lb/>soner by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By the name of Smith—I did not know her father then, but I know him now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-125" type="surname" value="CONNOR"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-125" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father—her name is Emma Connor—she is married—her husband is outside—his name is Smith—she hat been married about two years, I think—I know Mrs. Haynes' shop—I went down by it on the 7th of February—I gave my daughter a two-shilling-piece—she went in Mrs. Haynes', and I went on the street, expecting her to bring me some butter, but she did not—I was rather late, and I went on to my work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long do you say she has been married?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> year and nine months, I believe—I was not present at her marriage—they got married in the country; at Northampton, I believe, or somewhere that way—that was his place, and she went down, and they came back and told me they were married—they had a furnished room in a coffee-shop in Milton-street—I went down to the shop and gave her the two-shilling-piece—she was putting on the kettle, and said she had nothing for her husband's breakfast—I told her she might have a two-shilling-piece if she would get me</p>
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<p>some butter—I was not at the door of Mrs. Haynes' shop—I passed by, and my daughter went in—I passed on to my work—I have seen Mrs. Haynes since the prisoner has been committed—I went in the shop—I have not offered her money not to press this charge—I have not, on my oath—I went to Guildhall—I did not after that go to Mrs. Haynes—I went there before—I was told which was Mrs. Haynes' shop—I went there to know what had become of my daughter, and I was told she was committed for passing a two-shilling-piece—I did not go to Guildhall at the time of the hearing—I employed an attorney, but I was not there—I was rather late—I get my living by sawing, by hard work—I worked last for Mr. Stannad, at Rat-cliff Cross—I don't know that I received this two-shilling-piece from him—I give my money to my wife, and I had this from my wife—where she got it I can't tell.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-127" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-127" type="surname" value="LOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-127" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA LOMAS</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a pastry-cook's shop in Compton-street, Clerkenwell—on Saturday, 19th February, I was serving there—the prisoner came from 3 to half-past 3 o'clock for a 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. puff—I told him we did not make 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ones—he said he would take two penny ones—I put two penny ones into a bag—this is the bag—the prisoner produced a half-crown—I looked at it and bent it with my teeth—I said, "This is a bad one"—he said, "I took it of Mr. Green"—I said, "I think you look rather green; this won't do"—I gave it him back—I then took it and bent it a second time on the counter—I could have bent it quite double—I gave it him—he paid me for one puff, and I wanted to have the bag back again, but he said he would rather have the bag, and he went away with it—I saw him again on the following Wednesday at Guildhall—I went down stairs to him in the cell—I think there were five persons there altogether, but I knew him—I had given a description of him to the police on the Saturday—I am quite certain he is the person—he had a cap on when he came to the shop—he had not when I saw him again—I have seen a half-crown since, but not the one that he gave me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was in her shop.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes; you are the person—it was from 3 till half-past 3 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-128" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FLINT</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer—on the 19th February the prisoner came to my shop from twenty minutes to half-past 4 o'clock—he asked for a quire of the best sixpenny note paper—I served him—he gave me a half-crown—the moment he had the half-crown in his hand I saw that it was bad—I went to the front of the counter to prevent his running away, and I sent for a policeman—I gave the prisoner in custody—I marked the half-crown and gave it to the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not run away.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; I did not give you oppor
<lb/>tunity.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-129" type="given" value="THOMAS FITZROY"/>THOMAS FITZROY RICE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 331). I was sent for to Mr. Flint's shop, and the prisoner was given into my custody—I asked where he got the half-crown—he said, "From a man in Newgate Market"—he gave his mother's address, which turned out to be correct—I found on him this bag—this is the half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say I got it in Newgate Market—I said, by Newgate Market, for going on an errand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-130" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was standing near Newgate Market—a gentleman came and said would I go on an errand—I said I would—he gave me the half-crown to go and get a quire of note paper—he said he would give me twopence—I said, "I should know the person"—the way I came by the bag was, I saw a gentleman with it, and I asked him to give it me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK FLINT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner say he knew the person who gave him the half-crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't remember that he did—he said he was sent by a man—he was in a butcher's frock—and I knew a boy had come a day or two before, dressed in that way, and uttered a half-crown, who, I have no doubt, was the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-327-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<p>328.
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<interp inst="def1-328-18590228" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD WALKER</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18590228-328-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18590228-328-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-328-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> Stealing 1 bag and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, of
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-328-offence-1 t18590228-name-132"/>Robert Huggins</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-133" type="surname" value="BALLARD"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-133" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BALLARD</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Robert Huggins, a fish-salesman in Lower Thames-street—the prisoner is my cousin—he came to me on the 22d of February, about twenty minutes past 5 o'clock—he told me he was out of work; and while we were talking together I counted some money, 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which I put into a canvas bag—I put the bag on a board, and put a book over it—I then just turned my back—I did not speak to any one—when I turned back the prisoner was gone, and the bag and money was gone—I don't think any one could have taken it but the prisoner—I never thought he would have done such a thing—he did not return—I gave notice to the police—I never saw any more of the prisoner till he was in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never saw the bag at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the Witness. Q.</hi> How near was the prisoner to the bag?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The shop is not much larger than this witness box—there is a board goes along—he was within reach of it—he could touch the bag without moving—there is a board run along from where he was standing to the desk—I put the bag on the board next the desk, but still within reach of the prisoner—no other person could have got it without coming to where the prisoner was standing—I was not more than half a minute turned round—I did not hear the prisoner go out—the book that I had laid over the bag was left there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not wish to go into the shop but he asked me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, I did; you stood outside some time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EVANS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City police officer</hi>). In consequence of information, I went after the prisoner—I found him last Thursday evening in Great Suffolk-street, about 8 o'clock—he was leaning against some palisades—I asked him if his name was "Walker, or Holly well?—he said it was not—I told him I thought it was, and I said, "Well, go with me, and if I have made a mistake there will be ample apology made"—I took him to a public-house where the prosecutor was waiting, and he identified him as Richard Walker, who had stolen 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I told him the charge—he said, "I know nothing of it; I had heard of it, and I was going to see my cousin in the morning"—I asked him where he bad spent the previous evening—he refused to tell me, or to give me any account of himself or where he had been employed—I took him to the station—he said he thought I wanted him for something else—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There were two other persons in the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-134" type="surname" value="BALLARD"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-134" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BALLARD</persName> </hi>. There was not a soul but him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-328-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-328-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BASTON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590228-329-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-329-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud, to which he</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-329-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590228-329-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-329-18590228 t18590228-329-punishment-32"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MICHAEL</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PRENDERGAST</hi>, Esq. Q.C.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Michael Prendergast, Esq. and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HARRIGAN</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590228-330-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-330-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and enter
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-330-offence-1 t18590228-name-137"/>Ann Linstead</persName>, and stealing therein 8 lbs. of coffee, 12 ounces of tobacco, and 1 jar, value 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, her property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-138" type="surname" value="LINSTEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-138" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH LINSTEAD</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 16, St. Ann-street—she keeps a general shop—I manage the business for her as she is a widow and an invalid—on Saturday night, 29th January, I closed the house all safe at half-past 12 o'clock, and went to bed—I came down at a quarter-past 7 in the morning, unlocked the parlour-door, and found the window-shutters a little open and unfastened—the socket of the bolt was off, and two squares were broken in the window—the till was on the floor, and the coppers were missing, sixpenny worth of coppers and two twopenny-pieces, which were there when I went to bed—I also missed this parcel of coffee, and this jar of tobacco (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they are my mother's—the twopenny-pieces resembled these, but I did not take much notice of them—I (did not handle them to notice them—there was a mark upon them, but I do not know what it was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-139" type="surname" value="LINSTEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-139" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN LINSTEAD</persName> </hi>. My twopenny pieces-were marked, but I cannot say how, as I had not seen them for four months—they had a punch mark, but I cannot say whether they had this J. W.—I believe these to be mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-140" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-140" type="surname" value="HULSE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-140" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HULSE</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 67, Orchard-street, West
<lb/>minster—on Sunday morning, 14th January, I was in Orchard-street, going home, and saw three
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> go down Orchard-street—I spoke to one of them, and asked him for a match—he had a brown paper parcel on his right arm, the other man had nothing—it was about a quarter-past 4 o'clock—the prisoner is the man I spoke to—I had seen him several times before, standing outside the White Horse, but had never spoken to him—I was acquainted with his appearance—I spoke to a constable, and afterwards went to the station-house—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the parcel, I can swear to it—it was done up in the same way as this—it was moon-light i—this was just by New Square, which leads into Orchard-street—it was only seven or eight doors from Mrs. Linstead's shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you sure I am the person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I know your clothes and everything, and I saw your face—I asked you for a Lucifer to light my candle, and you said you had not got one—I thought you were after no good and went up and spoke to you, and then I spoke to a police
<lb/>man who I met coming back—I saw you in custody about half an hour afterwards—the prisoner told me to mind these things—when I was going up stairs the policeman brought the prisoner and fetched the things—I</p>
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<p>wish I had never said a word about it, to get into trouble like this: I am no scholar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-141" type="surname" value="CORSHAW"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CORSHAW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 285). On Sunday morning, 30th January, I was on duty in Orchard-street, and about 3 o'clock saw the prisoner standing at the opposite corner to Mrs. Linstead's shop with the girl he cohabits with, and a number of others—I spoke to him, and he said, "All right, I am going off"—they all live in the neighbourhood, first in one lodging-house and then in another—about half-past 4 o'clock I saw him come out of New-square—they had put the gas out near Mrs. Linstead's shop—the lamp aver the square was the only one alight, and by that light I saw them come out of the square—the prisoner had this parcel under his left arm, or one like it, and the other man had the jar in his right hand—they either saw or heard me, for they went back—I found the door of No. 3 ajar, went in, and at the back of No. 2 I found these two parcels—he went by No. 3 in the front—No. 1, 2, and 3 adjoin, and form the rear of those houses—any person can escape from George-court over the washhouse—No. 8 was wide open—I turned my light on and saw foot-marks on the stairs—I went up to the top and found the prisoner up there, coiled up, pretending to be asleep; but I bad seen him with the parcel fire minutes previously—I asked him where his mate was, he said that he knew nothing of any mate—I told him that if I showed him the parcel and the jar that would enlighten him, and showed them to him—he said, "Oh, it is all foreign to me"—I have not found the other man, it was very wet, and I could not trace him—going to the station the prisoner had his hand in his pocket—I took hold of it and found in it these twopenny-pieces, four pence, and eight half-pence—No. 2 was fast back and front—the three back yards join—there is a closet at the other end which has small battens into the wall, where there are marks of persons getting over—I found the parcels at No. 2, and put them into No. 57, Orchard-street—left them in charge of the girl, and then went and found the prisoner at No. 8—the girl did not speak to me first, but another constable told me something who had seen her—I then sent her back to fetch him, and then left the parcels in her charge at No. 57, and left a constable with her in charge of the prisoner—the first house I went into after seeing the parcels was No. 8.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me go down there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I saw you come up—I had to come up to the top before I could see you, and when I got up you had gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It was Saturday night, and 1 thought I would sleep out—I went to sleep on the stairs, and the constable took me—I know nothing about it—I had had the twopenny pieces three or four days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-330-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 224). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read "Westminster Police-court,</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">d January,</hi> 1858,
<hi rend="italic">Joseph Harragan Convicted of stealing a cloak. Confined Six Months"</hi>)—I was present, the prisoner is the person—I have known him four years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH SILLS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-331-18590228 t18590228-331-punishment-34"/>Confined Four Months without hard labour</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Lord Chief Baron.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLLOCK</hi>; Mr. Baron
<hi rend="smallCaps">BRMWELL</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT ALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt. Ald. M.P.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MICHAEL PRENDER
<lb/>GAST</hi>, Esq. Q.C.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Baron and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590228-332-offence-1 t18590228-name-145"/>John Brady</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Upon the evidence of Mr.
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-147" type="occupation" value="physician of hanwell lunatic asyslum"/>William Chapman Begley</persName>, Physician of Hanwell Lunatic Asylum, the Jury found the prisoner to be
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<hi rend="italic">In the case of</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED SKEEN</hi> </persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARCHIBALD FREEMAN</hi> </persName>,
<hi rend="italic">tried October</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1858 (
<hi rend="italic">see Vol. xlviii. p.</hi> 541),
<hi rend="italic">and in which case judgment was re
<lb/>served, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD CHIEF BARON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">after the reading of three affidavits in mitigation of punishment) pronounced the judgment of the Court as follows:—"You have been convicted of a fraudulent breach of trust, contrary to the 5th and 6th Vic e 30, and you have now to receive the judgment of the Court; and to me it it a most painful duty to pass upon persons who have filled the respectable stations in life that you have, the judgment of a Court of criminal jurisprudence. At the trial, the guilt of each of you was abundantly made out by the evidence. Upon your part a statement was produced, made before a Commissioner of Bankruptcy, in which that guilt was distinctly avowed; but it was produced by your Counsel for the purpose of claiming an exemption from prosecution and punishment, by reason of the statement that you then made. The point was reserved for the consideration of the Court of Criminal Appeal, and sentence was respited for that purpose. The case was argued in the course of last term, and the Judges, differing in opinion with respect to your right to the exemption claimed, by a majority of nine to five, affirmed the proceedings in this Court, the majority thinking that you were not entitled by reason of what passed before the Commissioner of Bankruptcy, to any exemption from punishment. I think it is proper that the public at large and that you should understand what was the difference of opinion among the Judges. There was no doubt at all amongst them that you had violated the law; they were all of opinion that you had been guilty of a dishonest breach of trust; the only difference of opinion was whether you were entitled to the benefit of a clause which said, that if a person who had been guilty of these acts disclosed the transaction before the Commissioner of Bankruptcy, he should not be liable to indictment unless he had been already in
<lb/>dicted. The majority of the Judges thought that 'disclosure' meant the com
<lb/>munication of something that had not been publicly and generally known be
<lb/>fore; and that when you had been before a Magistrate, and the whole matter had been sifted and made public, and when you had already been committed to take your trial for the offence, it was too late then to consider any communication before the Commissioner as 'a disclosure' of that which was then publicly known to every person in any way connected with the transaction. The minority of the Judges were of opinion undoubtedly that the object of the statute was to give the creditors the fullest possible benefit of any communication made before the Com
<lb/>missioner and that the object of the exemption from punishment was with a view to favour the pecuniary interests of thorn who were prosecuting the commission on the fiat in bankruptcy; the majority of the Judges, on the other hand, held that the legislature did not intend to postpone the public interests and the pun
<lb/>ishment of the criminal, and that the clause was framed to guard against any person in your situation from being injured, by such a statement being used in the course of a prosecution, either directly or indirectly; but there was certainly no doubt whatever in the minds of any of the Judges, as probably there cannot be in the mind of any honest person, that you had been guilty of the breach of trust and fraud with which you were charged. It is a mistake to suppose that you are indicted for the purpose of procuring restitution to the prosecutor of his bill of lading, or that your having restored it by means of your friends hat done anything towards satisfying public Justice; and it is a mistake even to suppose that because you may have had no intention to defraud the prosecutor, you are there
<lb/>fore free from the violation of the law. "The learned Judge, after commenting upon the various matters alluded to in the affidavits, proceeded to past a sentence of Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt Ald.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RCORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILIEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I was in the employ of Mr. John Thomas Burrows—he carried on business at Nos. 14 and 15, Adam's-row, Hampstead-road—I knew the prisoner, he lived in Euston-road—he and Mr. Burrows were acquainted for some time—on 26th January I was in Mr. Burrow's shop—about half-past 7 o'clock in the evening Mr. Burrows and the prisoner came up to the door of the shop—I was at the door at the time they came in—when they came inside the shop, Mr. Burrows said, "Now I have got you here, I will fight you for all you are worth"—with that I said to Mr. Plews, "For God's sake leave the shop, Mr. Plews, for if you remain, I am sure there will be a
<hi rend="italic">row"</hi>—he went to go out of the shop, and Mr. Burrows got before him, and stopped him from going out—they then went towards the middle of the shop, after I had passed Mr. Burrows to go to the door to disperse the people—they had gone towards the middle of the shop, and were out of my view—it could not have been more than, a minute before I returned—when I did return, I saw Mr. Burrows lying on his face on the floor—I went to pick him up, and Mr. Plews walked out of the shop—Mrs. Friend did not. speak to me—I did not hear her make use of any expression at all—Mr. Webster was with me at the time—when I picked</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Mr. Burrows use abusive language?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he said, "Now I will fight you"—he said "You b—y thief"—Mr. Plews was endeavouring to leave the house—he would have left it if Mr. Burrows had not stopped him—Mr. Burrows was violent—he was intoxicated—I went to the door to clear away the people, and when I returned, Mr. Burrows was on his face—he and Mr. Plews had been friendly—they were a great deal together—Mr. Burrows had been in the habit of drinking—the last day or two before he died, he had been constantly intoxicated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On what terms had Mr. Burrows and Mr. Plews been for about three weeks before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not very good—when Mr. Burrows said, "Now, you b—y thief, I will fight you," the prisoner did not say anything—I did not hear him say a word.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not say something in reply?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said, "If you call me that again, I will knock you down"—and I said, "For God's sake leave the shop"—the deceased said he wished to fight—he did not show it in any other way than by using the expression.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-155" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I was assistant to Mr. Burrows—on the evening of 26th January, I heard him and Mr. Plews quarrelling when they came into the shop—I had the care of the door—I followed Mr. Plews in, and I went back to send some boys away—I stood in the doorway, and I heard Mr. Burrows say some words to Mr. Plews—Mrs. Friend came out and called me in—Mr. Plews was coming out—he was out of the shop when I went in, but I did not pay attention to his going out—Mrs. Friend spoke—I don't know whether what she said was to me or to Mr. Plews—Mr. Plews was not within hearing at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-156" type="given" value="ROSANNA"/>ROSANNA FRIEND</persName> </hi>. I lived at No. 15, Adam's-row, with the deceased Mr. Burrows—I was in the shop about half-past 7 o'clock on the evening of the 26th of January—the prisoner and Mr. Burrows came in together—they were having some words, and I went into the shop—they both saw me, and came towards me—I heard Mr. Burrows say, "You are a thief"—he said, "I will fight you"—Mr. Plews went in a fighting attitude towards Mr. Burrows—when Mr. Burrows saw the blow coming, he turned his back, and he reeled with the force of the blow a step or two before he fell—I should say Mr. Burrows was struck in the back, because his back was towards Mr. Plews—when he fell, he fell against a drawer with an iron handle, and broke the handle—I went out, and Mr. Webster was in the street—I followed Mr. Plews into the street—I said, "Mr. Plews, I believe Mr. Burrows is dead"—he turned round, and said to me with an oath, "A good job too"—I then went back with Webster, and we lifted Mr. Burrows up—he was quite dead—while I was present, I did not see the least inclination on the part of Mr. Burrows to fight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not see Mr. Plews strike him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw his fists go towards him—Mr. Burrows had turned round—it is not an old house—the floor was not uneven—I don't think in turning round he caught one foot against the other—he might have been drinking a little—he was a little intoxicated—he was not at all unsteady—I could not positively swear</p>
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<p>whether Mr. Plews struck him or not, but I saw his fists go towards him—I have never said I could not say that he staggered from the blow—he staggered directly after I saw the fists going towards him—I could not say whether the fists struck him—he was a little given to drinking—he was not so intoxicated the last two or three days but that I have seen him worse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw the prisoner raise his hands, and his fists went towards Mr. Burrows?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and Mr. Burrows fell almost directly—there was plenty of light there.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18590228-name-157" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-157" type="given" value="JULIUS JUDAH"/>JULIUS JUDAH COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—on the night of 26th January I saw the deceased Mr. Burrows—I found he had a small scalp wound—I afterwards made a post mortem examination—I found a congestion of the brain; the heart rather pappy; the liver very much enlarged—on examin
<lb/>ing the interior of the skull the bone was not fractured through—there was a small splinter outside—it had not entered the brain—the cause of death was concussion of the brain—I should say such a blow as the last witness has described, and falling against an iron handle of a drawer, would be sufficient to produce that concussion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were the vessels of the brain very much gorged?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; enormously gorged—a fall in that state would produce greater effects than if they had not been so—he was a heavy man, and any fall would have been likely to produce what I saw.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, S</hi> 23). From information, I went on the night of 26th January to the prisoner's residence in Euston-row—I found him lying down on the sofa asleep—he was undressed, and had a quilt over him—I awoke him up, and told him I wanted him—he said, "What for?"—I said, "For causing the death of Mr. Burrows, for striking him with your fist"—he said, "My God! is he dead?"—he appeared to me to be like a man just recovering from being drunk—he was then, I believe, under the influence of drink—he said, "I did strike him"—I stopped him, and told him what he said would be used against him—he again said, "I did strike him; I would strike any man who accused me of an act of villany"—I then took him to the police-station—while the charge was being entered, he was very much excited—he threw his arms about, and said, "Burrows was a villain, I did strike him; and if he is dead, his soul is gone to hell"—owing to the excited state he was in, we locked up a police-constable in the cell with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> About what time was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter past 12 o'clock at night when he was taken—he appeared still under the influence of liquor.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-159" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHTE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 290). I accompanied the last witness to the prisoner's house—when he was told he was charged with causing Mr. Burrows' death, he said, "My God! is he dead? I did strike him; I would strike any other man that accused me of villany"—he appeared very much excited, as if he had been drinking—we took him to the station—he appeared very much excited there, and said several times that he struck Mr. Burrows, and if he were dead his soul was gone to hell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character as a quiet, peaceable man.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by Jury on account of his good character, and believing it was done under great provocation.
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<interp inst="t18590228-335-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-335-18590228 t18590228-335-punishment-38"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE TURNER</hi> (18)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590228-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590228-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-165" type="surname" value="GARDNER"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the General Post-office—On 22d February I received instructions to send a letter to the Post-office in the Borough—I made up a test-letter—I put in it a half-sovereign, two shil
<lb/>lings, and five postage stamps—I marked them all—I put the whole of the coins in a slip card, secured with a piece of paper—I put them all in the letter—the half-sovereign was fastened, so as to prevent its slipping out of the letter—I sealed the letter with black—it was directed to Mary Johnson, Dartford, Kent—I gave the letter to Mr. Clare, and instructed him to post it at the South Eastern District Office in the Borough—if it were posted there before 4 o'clock in the afternoon, it ought to have arrived at the General Post-office about 35 minutes past 4—when the bag arrived that ought to have had that letter, I examined it to see if that letter addressed to Dart-ford was there, and it was not there—the next bag arrived about 35 minutes past 5—I examined that also, and the letter was not there—finding that the letter had not come, I went to the district office in the Borough, in company with Mr. Clare and an officer of the name of Smee, about half-past 6 o'clock—when I got there the prisoner was brought into a private room where I way, and I told him I wished to make inquiries respecting a letter addressed to Dartford—I asked him if he knew anything about it—he said he did not—I then asked him if he had any money in his pockets—he admitted that he had, and I then directed Smee, the constable, to search him, and from one of his pockets Smee took some silver, and from another pocket the half-sovereign which I had enclosed in the letter—I told the prisoner that that half-sovereign had been enclosed in the letter that I was inquiring for, and I asked him where he got it—he said, "I brought it from home"—I said, "When?"—he said, "This morning"—I said, "It was in the letter about 4 o'clock this afternoon"—he said, "Indeed, Sir"—this is the half-sovereign—while I was still at the post-office the letter was shown me—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the mark on this half-sovereign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is it, before the last figure in the date in front of the 3—I think I must have marked it between 1 and 2 o'clock—I gave the letter between 3 and 4, and I went to the office about half-past 6 o'clock—Mr. Clare and I were in a room, and the prisoner was brought up to the room—he came up from below—he had a coat on when he came up—I have been in this department, more or less, about twelve years—I have marked money at different times for about that period—I put the same mark, but in a different part of the coin—I am quite sure of that—I really can't say how many I have marked; perhaps eighteen or twenty coins—I marked two silver coins here and one gold one—I marked the</p>
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<p>silver coins with the same mark, but in a different place—Mr. Sculthorp is in the habit of marking some coins, and so is Mr. Clare—I can-not tell how many marked coins are sent out in the course of a year—I keep a memorandum of the letters I send out—I sometimes get the coins back—I made a memorandum of sending this letter and of the coins I enclosed in it—I have that memorandum here—I afterwards destroy the memorandum—I have a book in which I keep a memorandum of the coins which I have lost—when I recover the coins I destroy that memorandum.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does any of the money that you put in the test-letters come back to the Post-office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and when I recover the money I destroy the memorandum—I take the date of the coin, and the manner in which the coin is marked—the date of this gold coin is 1853, and the mark is just before the 3, and this coin has that mark and date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What becomes of the marked money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is all cut and sold—it is cat with a pair of scissors about one-third of the way through, and sold to Mr. Bult, in Cheapside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-166" type="surname" value="CLARE"/>
<interp inst="t18590228-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIS"/>WILLIS CLARE</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of letter-carriers in the General Post-office—I received this letter from Mr. Gardner on 22d of February—it is directed to Mary Johnson, at John Williams', Esq., West Hill House, Dart-ford, Kent—I went to the South Eastern post-office, and posted it at a quarter before 4 o'clock—I posted it in the same state in which I received it—I afterwards accompanied Mr. Gardner to the office—just before I got in I saw the prisoner at the door—he appeared to be going in from the street—he just turned round as if going into the office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMEE</persName> </hi>. I am a constable attached to the Post-office—I went with Mr. Gardner and Mr. Clare to the South-Eastern post-office on 22d February—I searched the prisoner and found this half-sovereign in his pocket—I took him in custody—I told him to sit down, and he said, "O my God! I never took a letter in my life"—there was other money found on the prisoner in his right hand trowsers-pocket—the half-sovereign was by itself in another pocket,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN GARDNER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does Mr. Sculthorp and the other gentlemen who mark coins, use the same mark that you do?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM SMEE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has Mr. Sculthorp been at the Post-office for the last 12 months?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did the prisoner say about the half-sovereign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That he had brought it from home with him—I went to his house—I saw his wife—I searched his house—I did not search any of the other carriers—I believe the letter was found in the pan of the water-closet on the following morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLACKBURN</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber attached to the post-office in the Borough—by the direction of Mr. Gardner, I searched the pan of the water-closet on the 23d of February—I found in the pan this letter—the envelope is in two pieces—the seal was broken—the card was in parts—I found the letter a little after 7 o'clock in the morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590228-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am charge keeper at the South Eastern post-office—the prisoner was employed there on duty on 22d February—he came on duty about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and was to have remained till 11.30—all the afternoon and evening he was employed in the general sorting of the letters—a letter posted there a little before 4 o'clock would pass through his hands—there were a great number of persons employed in sorting letters that afternoon, 12 or 13 persons—such a letter as this might have passed through the hands of any of those men—in due course that letter</p>
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<p>would go to the General Post-office about 25 or 27 minutes past 4, and arrive at the General Post-office about 35 minutes past 4—the prisoner would have an interval from half-past 4 o'clock till 5, and in that time he might go out if he pleased—the active duty would commence again at 5 o'clock, and go on till half-past 6, and there would be an interval then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At 4.30 he would go home to tea?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he might—I saw he was not in the office, I don't know where he was—that, I believe, is the time that the men take off their coats and waistcoats, and have a wash—I did not see him—I don't know who went down to the prisoner when Mr. Gardner came—I did not go down—I believe he was in the office—I don't know that there is any one here who can state whether the prisoner was down in the kitchen between half-past 4 and 5 o'clock with his coat and waistcoat off, washing himself—the men go down for the purpose of getting their tea—they can wash themselves if they think proper—there are bowls and water to do so—in the office, the letters go first to the facers—they go from them to the stampers, and from the stampers they pass to the sorters—the prisoner was sorter—I can't say how many facers were employed, perhaps about three, and about the same number of stampers, and ten or twelve sorters—the sorter's tables join together, but there are distinct departments—each sorter has a distinct table, one sorter to each table—they would be a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes sorting them—the prisoner was not promoted from a letter-carrier to a sorter shortly before this—he was promoted to an in-door duty—I can't say whether that was in consequence of his good conduct—I suppose it was not in consequence of his bad conduct—I don't know that he had been in the rifle brigade, and that he was recommended by Lord Russell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had the prisoner been raised to that situation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He has been doing that duty for some months past—he has not been engaged in letter carrying—he was selected and placed on a list of persons who would have been promoted as vacancies occurred—that list had been made out about a week before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERGEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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