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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARTER, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM STUNT</hi> (34)</persName>, indicted with
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">on February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st, see page</hi> 299.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BEESTON</hi>, (49)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-6" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS BIKHER</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, and live in Davis-place, Cremorne-road, Chelsea—I did reside at 1, Winterton-place, Park-walk, Chelsea, for 16 or 17 years—in 1852 proceedings by ejectment were token against me by the prisoner—in consequence of something that transpired the proceedings stood over until October, 1859—the ejectment was then tried and a verdict was given for the lessor of the plaintiff—execution was stayed—the prisoner afterwards distrained upon me for the 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I replevined and got a verdict in my favour—I afterwards proceeded to serve a copy of the rule on the prisoner—on Saturday, 4th February, I went with Mr. Hempson to serve the prisoner with a piece of paper—there was no one with us—I saw the prisoner in the ground adjoining the house—the gate was open and we walked in, and Mr. Hempson gave him the piece of paper—I was close by him at the time—the back-door of the house that I had lived in so many years was open, and I walked into the house; and as soon as I got into the house the prisoner caught hold of me and struck me against the door-jamb, and shut the door and jammed me between the door and the jamb; he squeezed me so that I was hardly able to speak; at last I halloed out "Murder"—I thought I must have died in the place, my breath was taken away—I halloed out</p>
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<p>"Murder" as loud as I could, and a man came to my assistance—I called "Murder," I think, three or four times—it might be two or three minutes or more that I was jammed in the door—somebody came at last and I was set at liberty—the young man that released me was pushing the door open and I went in and caught hold of the banister rails, and there I stopped till I was turned out—the prisoner and an ostler turned me out—I was very much hurt indeed, and I complained as I laid hold of the hand-rail of the banisters—a woman iu the house was kind enough to give me some water and a cup of tea afterwards—the defendant was in possession of the house, I believe, at that time, but I was in the house—I went to Dr. Goddridge and saw the assistant, and stripped before him—I was uuder his care a fortnight and better—my back and chest were all black and blue where I was struck—I am not well now, and I am afraid I never shall be; I still suffer—I have been trying to work as well as I could, but my head is so bad I am afraid of standing on a plank for fear of falling off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You resided at this place sixteen or seven
<lb/>teen years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I paid 4 guineas a year ground-rent to Leeand Pemberton—I did not claim to be owner of the premises—an action of ejectment was brought against me—I defended it—the present defendant was then the plaintiff; the jury gave a verdict against me—I do not know that the Sheriff of Middlesex came on 12th January last, and put him in possession—I was not at home—when I came home I found my things were all broken and destroyed and put into the street—I did not know that the Sheriff gave him possession—when I asked the man that was in possession he said I must go to the Sheriff, Messrs. Willis and Willis—I did not know who they were—I employed an attorney afterwards—I heard from him that the Sheriff had given the prisoner possession—Hempson had some paper to serve on 4th February—I went to see it served, and as the gate was open I walked in—I did not consider they were the prisoner's premises—I did not know he was legally in possession—he had not been there from the 12th of the previous January—I believe he said once that he was not in possession, that Miss Calvert was—I do not know whether he was keeping the house for Miss Calvert—I saw him there in the yard—I do not know that he was in posses
<lb/>sion from January 12th—I had not been to the house in the interval—I passed by sometimes four or five times a day; it was my business—I did not see the prisoner there all that time—I have seen him there sometimes when I have been going to my work at 6 in the morning—I had never been in the house after my goods were turned out till the day I went with Hempson—I went because part of my property was in the house; some lead pipe—I was told that Beeston had taken the lead pipe off my butt, my butt was turned out and the taps were gone, and I was told that Beeston took it off; and I went to see whether my dresser and shelves and fixtures were there—I went to see if my things were in the house—I thought as the door was open there was no harm in going to see if my things were there—I did not see Humphreys till he pushed me in at the door and released me—I was in the doorway before the prisoner—I never heard the prisoner call out that I had no business there, and tell me to go away—he did not go to the back-door after Hempson had given him the paper—I did not rush after him and try to force myself in—when I was jammed between the door and door-post I was not trying to force myself in, I would have cot out if I could—I said "For God's sake don't kill me"—I could not get either one way or the other; I had no more power than a child; I was not trying to force myself into the house—I was going in when he jammed me in the door—I</p>
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<p>have never sworn that went there because Hempson proposed to put me in possession of the premises—did not swear that in an affidavit at the Judges Chambers—did not hear Hempson call Humphreys to my assistance—Humphreys pushed open the door and pushed me in, and he went in with me and remained with me till the police came—the police were present when was put out—went to the Westminster police-court for a summons in this matter—Mr. Paynter, the magistrate, did not refuse the summons, it was granted—I believe, the magistrate stated that he was satisfied that the prisoner was perfectly justified—Mr. Hempson and I were bound over in our recognisances to appear at the Middlesex Sessions, and also Boud, Campbell and Dyer; and two of them were not in the house at all—I was tried at the last Middlesex Sessions with Hempson, for riot and assault, and was found guilty—I am now under recognisance to come up for judgment when called upon—I then came here and got this bill found—the Magistrate did not commit the prisoner or hold him to bail, because he stated a false case—I made no forcible entry, and did not wish it—l do not know whether Chapman, Campbell and Dyer were seen about the place in the course of the day before went there; did not meet any of them before went there—I was not at the Goat and Boots that morning, and did not see any of these men there—was at the Goat and Boots at near 4 o'clock, and this occurred about five minutes afterwards—all these men are friends of mine—I saw Campbell come in when I was in the passage hallooing out "Murder"—Boud was not in the house; I never saw Boud until he came in stripped to his shirt sleeves and was going to knock me over the banisters—have indicted Boud for hitting me—it was Boud's wife that gave me the cup of tea—Boud struck me when was being taken out—I resisted being taken out—they hurt me so much hardly knew what I was about—I don't know whether I kicked and put my feet against the door; I only resisted when they hurt me, when they were knocking me about in the passage, they would not let any one come to my assistance; I do not know how many of my friends were collected outside—almost everybody in the neighbourhood knows me, having lived there so many years—I did not hear any one shouting to me to keep in—I am called "the
<hi rend="italic">Don</hi>” I do not know why; it is a
<hi rend="italic">nick name</hi>—did not hear the mob shout out "Now,
<hi rend="italic">Don</hi>, you are in keep in; don't let them turn you out"—I did not see Boud come down stairs and go out at the front door for the police—I saw him when he came in—Campbell and the others came in to my assistance on my hallooing "Murder"—I was not engaged in my ordinary occupation the next day; I was not out of my bed from the Saturday till Monday when I went to the police-court, I "laid in bed all Sunday—I was at a public house the same evening but could not stop long, I was obliged to go home and go to bed—I live at a little cottage belonging to the King's Arms—I did not go to the King's Arms that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you and Hempson the only two that went there to make this forcibly entry, as my friend calls it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; not a soul else—I had not employed any one—a great number of people came round—I never asked them to come—after remaining for some time like a nut between two crackers, I was released—Mr. Paynter never said that the prisoner was justified in squeezing my vitals out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-7" type="given" value="AMISS"/>AMISS HEMPSON</persName> </hi> I am managing clerk to Mr. Brown, the attorney for this prosecution—there was an action for ejectment brought by the prisoner against Mr. Bikher—this is the original order of Mr. Baron Martin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I received it from Mr. Pollock, the associate; it was signed by him in the usual way—it has no seal; a
<hi rend="italic">nisi prius</hi> order has no seal—I received it from the associate and paid for it—I did not see him sign it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you receive it from Mr. Pollock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I received it from a clerk in his office, in the usual way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">objected to the reception of this order, it not being shewn to be properly authenticated.</hi> The
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered it admissible bearing the signature of the proper officer; it was put in and read, and purported to be an order that, a Juror being withdrawn, possession should be given up to Miss Calvert, no costs on either side, no waste to be committed, and lodgers to be withdrawn.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Having obtained a rule, did you go with Mr. Bikher to serve a copy of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not—I served a copy of that order on the attorney, and then the case remained until the 12th January following before I heard anything further about the order—I then found that a judgment had been signed—an application was then made to the court to set aside the judgment: it was set aside on 31st January, and this rule made. (
<hi rend="italic">This being read, ordered judgment to be signed and all sub
<lb/>sequent proceedings to be set aside for irregularity</hi>)—After that on 4th February, I met Bikher—I took no one else with me; I had employed no one else—I went by appointment to meet him, and we went to the premises—the dustman was there taking out the dust; Beeston was in the ground—I walked in and served him with a copy of that rule—I then turned round to come out the way I went in, and when I got very near to the door, I heard a cry of "Murderw"—it was near the gate, near the window—it is a gate in the grounds—in consequence of that, I turned back to the back-door of the cottage—I there saw Mr. Bikher and the defendant jamming him against the door-post, between the door and the door-post, just inside the place—I could see the prisoner, ho was pressing the door against him, and swore he should not come in there—Bikher appeared in much pain—a man of the name of Humphreys came almost immediately, and pressed against the door and Mr. Bikher went inside—I came away directly—I never went inside the door at all—I immediately turned away and went home—when I was taken before the Sessions court, Bikher and others who were witnesses for me, were pri
<lb/>soners with me, so that I had no witnesses to call—Humphreys was the only person, and I did not know him; he was a stranger to me—I never saw him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Humphreys was not a prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I do not know Goodrich—at the sessions, there were three or four persons called, not on my behalf; not one of these people swore I was there half-an-hour before it all began—I did not hear Earl say so—no one said it—Humphreys is here to-day—Benjamin Moss was called on the part of the other defendants, not on my part—I do not know Joseph Huggis—Sharp and Earl were called; they had nothing to do with me—I do not think they ever said a word about me—I don't think they ever saw me—I had served a copy of the rule on Beeston's attorney, but counsel advised a copy to be served on any person who was on the premises, and that was the reason why the rule was served on the premises—I told Mr. Bikher to meet me there for the purpose of going with me—I could have gone and served it myself without taking him, but, from some information I had received, I thought it necessary to have him with me—I did not say to Bikher when we were outside in the yard, "The door is open, get in"—I did not say any such thing—I heard Bikher cry out "Murder" twice—I heard him cry out, "I am in, I am in," after he had been released—I did not when I saw Humphreys, call to him and tell him to go and help Bikher—I was standing at the door when the man came—I did not know him; I do not know</p>
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<p>whether even spoke to him—I would not swear positively did not—he came up to the door and said something—I did not see Humphreys push Bikher in; he came to the door—I went right away home—I went from the door—he was between the door and the gate—I heard him cry out, "I am in"—I think the action of ejectment was tried last July—I bad nothing to do with it—I am aware that there was a verdict for Beeston as the executor of Mrs. Wilby—that verdict does not still stand
<lb/>there was an action brought for trespass—the order made by Mr. Baron Martin set the whole of it aside—after the verdict has been obtained in the ejectment, he stayed the execution that gave Bikher the opportunity of applying to the Court in the following term—in the Interim they seized the goods of Bikher for the alleged sum of 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for rent—that was reple
<lb/>vined, and an act on was brought for the trespass; that came on, on the second day of term, before Mr. Baron Martin, after he had heard the case for the plaintiff, the defendant's counsel said he was not going to call any witnesses—Mr. Baron Martin then said if so he should direct the Jury to find a verdict for Bikher, with such reasonable damages as he had sustained, but he suggested that it would be best to let this verdict determine the two actions, and, if not, he should take care the verdict did not stand n the ejectment, and he postponed the trial till the 21st—on the 21st Beeston's counsel went on the case, and after the defendant's case was closed the arrangement there stated was come to—I have the briefs signed by both counsel, and that verdict was set aside—Beeston did not, after he had established his right by the act on of ejectment, distrain for rent—that was long before the act on commenced, I think as long ago as 1852; then he distrained for 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and an act on for trespass was brought against him for an illegal distress—he knew there was no contract, and no rent was due—Bikher said,"I am not tenant, and therefore you have no right to dis
<lb/>train"—when the act on for the illegal distress came on for trial, Mr. Baron Martin suggested that there should be a settlement of the whole matter, and a juror was withdrawn, and no verdict given—Miss Ann Elizabeth Calvert is not the person interested in the property—she is no relation to Beeston—I do not know whether Beeston sued n the character of her trustee—I had nothing to do with that—Mr. Baron Martin said that Miss Calvert was the only person that he saw who had a right to the property—the mother had died—the order was drawn up that Bikher should give possess on in a fortnight—do not know whether Beeston always appeared as Miss Calvert's trustee—I hadnothing to do with the ejectment—Nicholson and Clark were thesolicitors for the ejectment—possess was not given up at the end of the fortnight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was in possess on at the time this order was made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Bikher—he was in possession all the way along till 12th January for seventeen years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then the condition on Bikher's part was not fulfilled?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, and I can state the reason if you wish it—possess on was not given up; he was in possess on up to 12th January from the 21st November—I do not know that he had barricaded it so as to prevent persons getting in—judgment was signed on 10th, and possess on was given on 12th January—in the case of the ejectment the order was that the judgment should be set aside, and all the subsequent proceedings—I did not get a writ of restitution; I applied for it—the judges refused to make an order—I was not present—believe made an affidavit at chambers on 9th February—I did not state in that affidavit that I had come there to retake possess on of the premises—I can't say whether I stated that Bikher attempted to get in, that he called for help, and that went to his assistance—I will</p>
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<p>not swear I did not; I have no doubt I did say that he wanted help—I was at the police-court, and was held on my recognisances to appear and take my trial at the Middlesex sessions, and the Magistrate ordered Beeston to be held to bail to answer the charge of assault—I and Bikher and the others were bound over; Beeston was not, on that occasion—I did not mean to say that he was bound over to answer any charge at the sessions—I was convicted of a forcible entry, and am now under recognisance to come up for judgment—I came here and preferred this indictment in the regular way, and the defendant was taken into custody ten days ago—I made inquiry about his bail—I did not go and talk to them in such a way as to prevent their becoming bail for him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERGEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that upon this evidence it would be difficult for the Jury not to conclude that the prosecutor was attempting to enter the premises, and in that case it could hardly he said that the violence used to keep him out was greater than the prisoner was justified in using. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">adopting that view of the case found a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BEESTON</hi> </persName> was again indicted, together with
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<interp inst="def2-300-18600402" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BOUD</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-10" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600402-300-offence-1 t18600402-name-10"/>Cornelius Bikher</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-300-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM TOWNSEND</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-301-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling 3
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600402-301-offence-1 t18600402-name-12"/>James Watkinson</persName> his master; to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH GIBBONS</hi> (68)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600402-302-offence-1 t18600402-name-14"/>George Davis</persName> and another his masters; to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-302-18600402 t18600402-302-punishment-4"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HORTON</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-303-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 1 ring, value 201. the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600402-303-offence-1 t18600402-name-16"/>Thomas Walter Still</persName>, in his dwelling house; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-303-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-303-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-303-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600402-303-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-303-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-303-18600402 t18600402-303-punishment-5"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-304-18600402" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN YEO</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-304-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 1 walking stick, value 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 3 parasols, 3 purses, 2 caps, 2 candlestick ornaments, 1 umbrella, 2 bags, 3 antimacassars, and 1 ladies' companion, the property of
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-304-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">except to the parasols.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-304-18600402 t18600402-304-punishment-6"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CLARE</hi> (15)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK EDLINGEN</hi>, (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-305-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, and one promissory note for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600402-305-offence-1 t18600402-name-22"/>Edward Mappin</persName> and another, the masters of Clare; to which they</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-305-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-305-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-305-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY.</rs> MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that a third boy who had been pointed out by the prisoners to a policeman, had since committed suicide.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">They received good characters, and were recommended to mercy by the Prose
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-305-18600402 t18600402-305-punishment-7"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-305-18600402 t18600402-305-punishment-7"/>Confined Six Months each.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi>, 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR, ESQ</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq. and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CRONIN</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-306-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-307-18600402 t18600402-307-punishment-9"/>Confined Twelve, Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES THOMAS</hi> (38)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-308-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-308-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-308-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession; to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-308-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS TAYLOR</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-309-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-309-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin; to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600402-309-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-309-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-309-18600402 t18600402-309-punishment-11"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-310" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600402"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-310" type="date" value="18600402"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600402-310-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-18600402 t18600402-310-offence-1 t18600402-310-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-310-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-310-18600402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-310-18600402" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-310-18600402" type="surname" value="KIRBY"/>
<interp inst="def1-310-18600402" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN KIRBY</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-310-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-310-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-310-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in his possession counter
<lb/>feit coin; to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-310-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-310-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-310-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600402-310-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-310-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-310-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-18600402 t18600402-310-punishment-12"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-311" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600402"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-311" type="date" value="18600402"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600402-311-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-311-18600402 t18600402-311-offence-1 t18600402-311-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-311-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-311-18600402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-311-18600402" type="surname" value="CLAYTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-311-18600402" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CLAYTON</hi>,</persName> Feloniously
<rs id="t18600402-311-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-311-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-311-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>uttering counterfeit coin; to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-311-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-311-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-311-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600402-311-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-311-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-311-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-311-18600402 t18600402-311-punishment-13"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-312" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600402"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-312" type="date" value="18600402"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600402-312-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-312-18600402 t18600402-312-offence-1 t18600402-312-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-312-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-312-18600402" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-312-18600402" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-312-18600402" type="surname" value="LEATE"/>
<interp inst="def1-312-18600402" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCES LEATE</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-312-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-312-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-312-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously uttering a forged order for the payment of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud; to which she</rs> </p>
<rs id="t18600402-312-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-312-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-312-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600402-312-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-312-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-312-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-312-18600402 t18600402-312-punishment-14"/>Judgment Respited.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Lady Hardinge gave her a good character and recommended her to mercy.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-313" type="date" value="18600402"/>
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<interp inst="def1-313-18600402" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-313-18600402" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def1-313-18600402" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="def1-313-18600402" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN THOMAS</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-313-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-313-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-313-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin; to which she</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-313-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-313-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-313-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600402-313-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-313-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-313-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-313-18600402 t18600402-313-punishment-15"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-314" type="date" value="18600402"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600402-314-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-314-18600402 t18600402-314-offence-1 t18600402-314-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-314-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-314-18600402" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-314-18600402" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-314-18600402" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="def1-314-18600402" type="given" value="JANE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE SIMMONS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-314-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-314-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-314-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin; to which she</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-314-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-314-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-314-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600402-314-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-314-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-314-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-314-18600402 t18600402-314-punishment-16"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-315" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600402"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-315" type="date" value="18600402"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600402-315-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-315-18600402 t18600402-315-offence-1 t18600402-315-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-315-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-315-18600402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-315-18600402" type="age" value="52"/>
<interp inst="def1-315-18600402" type="surname" value="BIRD"/>
<interp inst="def1-315-18600402" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD WILLIAM BIRD</hi> (52)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-315-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-315-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-315-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously making and uttering 500 pieces of foreign coin; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-315-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-315-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-315-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600402-315-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-315-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-315-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-315-18600402 t18600402-315-punishment-17"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-316" type="date" value="18600402"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600402-316-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-316-18600402 t18600402-316-offence-1 t18600402-316-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-316-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-316-18600402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-316-18600402" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-316-18600402" type="surname" value="MCGRATH"/>
<interp inst="def1-316-18600402" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MCGRATH</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-316-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-316-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-316-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-316-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-316-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-316-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600402-316-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-316-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-316-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-316-18600402 t18600402-316-punishment-18"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-317" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600402"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-317" type="date" value="18600402"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600402-317-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-317-18600402 t18600402-317-offence-1 t18600402-317-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-317-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-317-18600402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-317-18600402" type="age" value="22"/>
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<interp inst="def1-317-18600402" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FOSTER</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-317-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-317-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-317-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-35" type="surname" value="BUCKINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-35" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BUCKINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 76.) I produce a copy of a certi
<lb/>ficate of conviction. (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, January 1859; William Foster, Convicted on his own confession of uttering counterfeit coin. Confined One Year."</hi>)—I was present; the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-36" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-36" type="surname" value="HOLDSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-36" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HOLDSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Holds worth; he keeps a shop—the prisoner came there on 24th March—he asked for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco; I served him—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said while he was about it he would have an ounce—I gave him an ounce and he gave me in payment a sovereign—I took it up and said, "This sovereign looks very light"—he said, "It is very good"—I said it might be but I could not give him change—I went out and left my little boy in the shop—I asked my next door neighbour to go to my shop, and I went to another person with the sovereign; he tried it, and bent it and gave it me back—I had not lost sight of it—I had seen the prisoner about two months before that—he came for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco—I served him—he gave me in payment a good two-shilling piece—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change—I am sure the change I gave him was good—after I gave it him he asked me to give him change for a shilling—I told him I could not—he then said would I give him the two-shilling piece back he would give me two shillings—I gave him</p>
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<p>the two-shilling piece and he put down two shillings on my counter—I took them up and found one was bad—the other was the one I had given him—it was a hard worn shilling—I put that bad shilling at the back of my till and gave it to the policeman with the sovereign—a week or ten days after that two-shilling piece was passed, he came to my shop, my husband served him—the prisoner gave him a good shilling which my husband gave to me—the prisoner than said he did not want to change that, if I would give it him back he would give me a penny—he than felt in his pockets and said he had not got a penny he must change, and threw down a shilling—I told him it was bad, and he said it was the same one that he threw down first—I said "No; that was a good one and this is a bad one"—I put it on the counter and the prisoner broke it himself and left the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Can you swear that I came to your shop on 24th March and asked for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco and gave you a sovereign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you pushed it on the piece of marble and said, "That is the way you go"—I thought it was bad when you gave it me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never left Cold Bath Fields till 28th January, how could I be there and giving her counterfeit coin?</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-37" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-37" type="surname" value="BRADLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-37" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Charles Bradley; we keep a shop—I recollect the prisoner coming there on 5th March; he bought three small articles which came to 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me in payment a two-shilling piece—I had not change—I had not a sixpence; I gave the two-shilling piece to the little girl, Sarah Elizabeth Penny, to get change—she went, and the publican, Mr. Porter, came back with her and asked the prisoner if he had got any more of them—he said he had not, and he had not enough change to pay for what he had bought—he had only 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he left the tools and went away—he was followed and given in charge—he was taken to the station-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You live at No. 1, Fitzroy-market?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had three half-crowns and three shillings, but I did not put the two-shilling piece amongst them—my husband gave you in charge—I was at that time at the station—I cannot swear that the two-shilling piece that was brought back was what I had given—I did not take sufficient notice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-38" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-38" type="given" value="SARAH ELIZABETH"/>SARAH ELIZABETH PENNY</persName> </hi>. I was at Mrs. Bradley's shop—she gave me a florin—it was on a Monday in last month—I took it to Mr. Morton's and gave it to Squires, the barman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-39" type="surname" value="SQUIRES"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-39" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SQUIRES</persName> </hi>. I am barman to Mr. Morton who keeps The Feathers public-house—I recollect the last witness bringing me a florin on a Monday—she wanted change—it was bad, and I gave it to Mr. Morton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-40" type="surname" value="MORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-40" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER MORTON</persName> </hi>. I keep The Feathers public-house—I recollect my barman giving me a bad florin—I do not exactly remember the day—I saw this little girl there, and went with her to Mrs. Bradley's shop—I saw the prisoner there—he said he was a respectable man, but he had not sufficient change to pay for the articles; I think he said he had only 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he was allowed to leave the shop as there was no policeman handy—I followed him, and Mr. Bradley gave him in charge when we saw a policeman—I gave the florin to the policeman—it never parted from my sight till I gave it him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> How far did you follow me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Across the Portland-road—I never lost sight of you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-41" type="surname" value="MINNS"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-41" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MINNS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 28). On 5th March, Mrs. Bradley gave the prisoner into my custody—I received from Mr. Morton this florin which I produce—I have had it ever since—I took the prisoner to the station—I</p>
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<p>found on him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper and a sixpence in silver—he was taken to the police-court, remanded till the 8th, and then discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-42" type="surname" value="EARL"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-42" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL EARL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 91). The prisoner was given into my custody on 24th March—I searched him and found on him 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—Mrs. Holdsworth gave me this counterfeit sovereign, which I produce.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-43" type="surname" value="O'HARA"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-43" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL O'HARA</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, New Compton-street—the prisoner came to my shop on 11th January or February for 3lbs. of potatoes; they came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I seized him—he offered me a shilling—I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and he left—I found the shilling was bad in three or four minutes, and followed the prisoner, but could not find him—I bent the shilling with my teeth and gave it to a policeman just after the prisoner was given in custody—I am quite sure the shilling I gave to the policeman, Strickland, was the one the prisoner gave me—I had kept it separate in a bit of paper—I had two more bad shillings—I had kept them separate in bits of paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you bent the others?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not let the shilling that the prisoner gave me go out of my hand before I tried it—I could not find the prisoner, and I put the shilling in a bit of paper—I did not put it in the same place with the other bad shillings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you recollect Mrs. Holdsworth coming to you and asking you to go to her door and mind it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that was about the time that the prisoner was taken up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoer. Q.</hi> Well, Daniel O'Hara, what day was it I came to your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the 10th or 11th of January or February—I don't know whether it was the 10th or the 11 th, but it was January or February—(
<hi rend="italic">At the prisoner's request this witness' deposition was read, in which he stated thai it was on the 10th or the 11th of January that the prisoner had come to his shop.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Can you swear that I am the man that came to you and gave you the counterfeit shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; after you gave it me, I gave you change, a sixpence, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—I put the shilling in a drawer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MINNS</persName> </hi> (
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—this sovereign is bad, this florin is bad, and these shillings are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Mrs. Holdsworth has sworn that I gave her a bad shilling about two months before 24th March, and at that time I was in Cold-bath-fields. I was not out till the 28th of January, and the two-shilling piece I was discharged for; I am innocent of the sovereign and the two-shilling piece.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 68). I produce a certificate of the prisoner's conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, May, 1859; Ann Flaharty, Convicted of uttering counterfeit coin.—Confined Nine Months"</hi>)—I was present—the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave in payment a half-crown of George the Third—I suspected it and spoke to the barman—I gave the prisoner change, and while I was speaking to the barman, she was off instantly when she had got the change—I ran after her but I did not see her—I made inquiries and called at several places—I did not find her abode till about 6 o'clock at night—I did not find her there—she came to my house about 9 o'clock the same night—she was then intoxicated; and in a bullying tone she asked if I wanted her—I said, "Yes;" and before I had time to tax her with passing bad money she took out the contents of her pocket and threw it on the counter, and asked if I could find any bad money—there were three or four sixpences and some other money—I said I had not charged her with passing bad money—I gave her in custody, and I gave the constable the last half-crown—I did not tell her at that time that she had passed bad money, but I did afterwards—I had given the constable the firsfc half-crown in the morning—when she came for the beer she brought a jug to put it in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What did I have the first time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was gin—the change I gave you out of the first half-crown was small money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was your barman who served me with a quartern of rum—you came to my place and did not find me—when I came home mylandlady said that you wanted me, and I came.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, and when you came you volunteered the money you had, and asked me to find any bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many people had been in your shop that morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should say thirty or forty, or more—I had about five other half-crowns in the till—I have not had much bad money—I have been very fortunate—I have only been three weeks or a month in business—I called at the police-station and made inquiries about the prisoner—I had no knowledge of her only that she had a black eye—I know it was the prisoner who gave me the first half-crown—I knew the second was bad, and my memory took me back to the first of which I retained some slight suspicion—till she gave me the second I did not know there was a bad half-crown in the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-49" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 302). I took the prisoner in custody at the last witness' house—she said she would go to the station, and she had not passed any bad money—I received these two half-crowns from the witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is not likely I should go twice to the house to pass bad money. I went once and gave one half-crown; I had been out at work till 12 o'clock in the day. He never accused me of passing the first half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-53" type="given" value="RUTH"/>RUTH HATCHER</persName> </hi>. My husband is a butcher; we live in High-street, Shoreditch—on 9th March, the prisoner came for half a pound of steak, served her—the price was 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me in payment a half-crown—I did not notice it at once—I had not mixed it with any other money—when I got inside the parlour I noticed the bad colour of it, and found it was</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-54" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRESSY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 221). I took the prisoner in custody—I received this half-crown from Mrs. Hatcher—the prisoner gave the name of Mary Ann Stevenson—she did not give her address; all that I could get out of her was that she slept in Flower and Dean street the night before, and she had received the half-crown from a gentleman—she was remanded and discharged on the 13th, no other uttering being proved against her at that time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-55" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA SMITH</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps an eating-house in High-street, Shad well—the prisoner came there on 13th March for a pennnyworth of baked plum-pudding; she offered in payment a half-crown—I took it in my hand and told her it was bad—she said, "Give it me back, and I will give you good money"—I said that I would not—a constable was sent for and I gave her in custody—I bent the half-crown a little, and gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I went and asked for a pennyworth of pudding: I gave her a half-crown, and she said it was bad; she had put it in her pocket.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I had not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-56" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HASE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 114). I took the prisoner on 13th March—I got this half-crown from Mrs. Smith—1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-320-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
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<interp inst="t18600402-323-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-323-18600402 t18600402-323-punishment-23"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-324-18600402" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES STANMORE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-324-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-324-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling the sum of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,</rs>
<rs id="t18600402-324-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-324-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-324-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>and also other moneys the property of
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600402-324-offence-2 t18600402-name-65"/>Wellington Williams</persName>, his master;</rs> to; both of which he</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-324-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-324-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-324-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600402-324-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-324-18600402 t18600402-324-punishment-24"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-325-18600402" type="given" value="JOB"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOB ELLIS</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-325-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-325-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-325-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling the sums of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600402-325-offence-1 t18600402-name-67"/>Robert Fernandez Beck</persName>, his master; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-325-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-325-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-325-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600402-325-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-325-18600402 t18600402-325-punishment-25"/>Confined One Month</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-326-18600402" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS CROCKER</hi> (35)</persName>
<rs id="t18600402-326-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-326-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-326-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a for the payment of 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-69" type="surname" value="HURST"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HURST</persName> </hi>. I am a corn-chandler of Eastbourne, Sussex—I knew the prisoner in September last as coachman to Mrs. Hall, who was staying at Eastbourne—I supplied corn for her horses—this account for 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. produced, contains a list of goods supplied to Mrs. Hall—I received that 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the prisoner on 12th September, put a stamp on the bill, receipted it and gave it to him—I find a part of my writing on this bill, but the stamp has been removed—this other bill for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is not one of mine, and was not made out by me or any one in my firm; but I found on it a stamp dated 12th September, upon which there is my signature as far as, "Thomas Hu—"—I did not affix any stamp to this bill; it is, I believe, the stamp that I affixed to the 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. bill—I never saw this bill till it was sent to me—this bill for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., is for goods supplied to Mrs. Hall up to 12th September; it was received on September 27th from the prisoner—I affixed a stamp on that bill and receipted it—I find that the stamp is taken off—this bill for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was not written by me or by my authority; it has never been at my place at all—it has the stamp on it that I put on the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. bill, with my writing upon it as far as "Hu—"—I supply oats and hay, but not green meat; that is bought by the stablemen who go round with carts—I should rather give corn and hay to horses in September than green meat, and it is very difficult to get green meat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-70" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of Chalcot Villas, Regent's-park—the prisoner was my coachman—he had the care of my horses at Eastbourne in September last, and it was his duty to obtain corn and hay for them, and to come to me for money to pay the bills—he presented these two bills to me at Eastbourne, and I paid him for them—I never saw either of these other bills until I saw them in the hands of the police constable—I paid the prisoner other moneys for saddlery and sundries about the same time—I paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 19th September—he presented this bill to me with the stamp on it, and I paid him this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the bill is for 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. purporting to come from Mr. Wall—this account, giving the items (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), was given to me by the prisoner—I never saw this other bill for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) at all, or any other bill from Mr. Wall except this—I never gave the prisoner authority to get goods elsewhere, and put them down into Mr. Wall's or Mr. Hurst's bill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You never troubled yourself about where the corn was bought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I always understood that it was bought at Wall's—I know Hurst's residence—I left the ordering corn to my coachman, but I gave him instructions not to pay bills without presenting them to me—I was not acquainted with the tradespeople—the prisoner dealt at the best place—I believe that is the usual custom—I had a footman named Hopkinson—he is not in my service now—the prisoner had been about four years in my service at different intervals—two years as footman; he then left and returned about two years afterwards as coachman—he was not in my service when he was taken in custody; he bad discharged himself about a week, about 20th February—he had 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. board wages, and 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I did not complain last summer of his bothering me with so many little bills, and tell him to put all the small amounts into one bill; nor did I tell Hopkinson to tell him to do so—I am quite certain nothing of the kind took place—the Eastbourne bills were presented to me by the prisoner at Ryde, and I paid him the money—I came to town on the 21st October—between then and 11th November, the date of Mr. Wall's bill, the prisoner did not charge me for corn as bought from any other place</p>
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<p>—I still have the three horses—I had no charge made by him or anybody else for corn during that period—the usual course was, for the prisoner to pay small amounts out of his own pocket, and come to me to be reimbursed, but it was contrary to my orders; I repeatedly told him not—I from time to time sanctioned that act by reimbursing him—he occasionally brought me a few bills which he had paid out of his pocket, and asked me to reimburse him, but very seldom—I believe the only account he brought to me at Eastbourne receipted as having been already paid by him, was the sadler's, and I paid him the amount—I owed him some wages when he was discharged, and also some money which he had paid on my account—it amounted altogether I dare say to 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and has not been paid to this day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were claims made on you by him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and, in consequence of my finding out that they were not correct, I refused to pay those bills—I do not find corn supplied between October 21st and November 11th by Mr. Wall; but bills were presented to me afterwards by the prisoner for corn which must have been supplied during that time, professing to come from Mr. Charles Tasker—a portion of these run over the same time as this bill of Mr. Wall's—those bills were presented to me by the prisoner, not sent in by tradesmen—I think I should recollect if I had told the prisoner to take the stamp off little bills and to put them on to fresh large ones—I have no rejection of doing that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS SENIOR"/>THOMAS SENIOR WALL</persName> </hi>. I am a corn chandler of 132, Edgeware-road, and have been in the habit of supplyiug Mrs. Hall with corn—I know the prisoner—this bill for 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was not made out by me or by my authority—it has a stamp on it which does not bear my writing, nor that of any one in my establishment—the stamp has "Paid, S. Wall," on it—that is not the way I receipt my bills—this book (produced) is in my foreman's writing, and was sent backwards and forwards by the prisoner—the things supplied to Mrs. Hall were entered in it—I find in it goods supplied to her to the amount of 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which was paid to me by the prisoner—my foreman, who was there, receipted the bill, and I took the money—he put this stamp on it—this bill goes up to 7th January—the amount to that date is 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—my account commences November 11th, and the first item in the other bill is October 21st—I supplied no goods between October 21st and 11th November—here are five trusses of hay, and six trusses of straw in this bill instead of five.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is the handwriting of the bill yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, nor any imitation of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-72" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Wall, and have been in the habit of seeing the prisoner come there for goods, as coachman—this bill does not come from our house—I know the book—it has my signature—the prisoner came to the shop just before he was given in custody, and said, "Grays will bring a bill over for 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd; if they do, you will say it is all right; I have had goods from other places"—I said, "I cannot say that, because I know nothing about anything you may have purchased"—I know Messrs. Gray and Berry, solicitors to Mrs. Hall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was that some days before he was taken in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A few days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-73" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, S</hi> 23). On 3d March I took the prisoner at the Queen's hotel, Primrose-hill—I told him he was charged with forging a receipt to a bill—he said he had not done so; that He had paid all the bills, and they were all right—he asked what bill it was—I told him I could not tell him; I believed there were several—I told him to</p>
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<p>reserve anything he had to say till he heard the charge at the station, as I could not tell him what the particular charge was—on the way to the station he said, "The bills are all right except that one where I got the corn in the Edgeware-road, and last Christnias time my mistress told me not to get corn there any more; since when I have been getting it where I could, paying for it myself, and putting it all down in Mr. Wall's bill"—he produced this bill of Mr. Wall's at the station, and likewise one of his own, from his pocket—I searched him, and found a bunch of keys in his pocket—I asked him if he had got any boxes—he said he had got nothing but what he stood upright in—I made inquiries, and went to a livery-stable keeper's in St. George's-mews—I found three boxes there, all of which I opened with the keys I took from the prisoner, and found in them some letters addressed to him, and the two bills produced here to-day from Mr. Hurst, without stamps, but with part of the name written on them—one for 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the other for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have made a good many inquiries; did not you find that the public-house where you found him was within a door or two of where he was lodging?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he lodged in a Mews—his answer to me was, "I have nothing but what I stand upright in"—it was not, "I have no boxes here"—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness' deposition being read, stated</hi>—"I asked him where his boxes were, he said he had none")—he did say also that he had nothing but what he stood upright in—he said also, "The bills are all right"—it was not, "The bills you found are all right" because I had not found any—I did not see him after I found them—he was in custody—there were two sets of depositions at the Mansion-house—I found the bills before the examination on the remand—he said before the Magistrate that the bills were all right; that they merely contained, in addition, the goods he had put into Mr. Wall's bill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this gentleman with you? (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Lewis the solicitor.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I am satisfied that the prisoner said that he had nothing but what he stood upright in; he had only lodged one night up the Mews with another man, he had got no lodging—he gave me no information about the boxes—I said, "You must have some shirts"—he said, "I have got no shirts."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HALL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I never gave the prisoner any directions not to get corn from that place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-74" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHIFFIN</persName> </hi>. I live at St. George's-mews, Primrose-hill, and deal in hay and straw—I have known the prisoner six months, or it maybe twelve months—I knew him to be in Mrs. Hall's service—I first sold him some horse provender iu October last—it was when he returned from the Isle of Wight—I know that Mrs. Hall came back in October, because I saw the carriage and horses—I sold him half a load of hay, five sacks of oats, a bag of bran, and half a load of straw—I don't know how much it came to—he paid ready money—when he came into the Mews he said he had come home, and had nothing for the horses, and wanted these things of me till he went to the corn-chandler's—he paid me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them, if not more—I have not counted it up—I keep books in my livery work, but not for corn, because I do not sell it, except to oblige anybody who wants any—Mrs. Hall's horses' stables are No. 4 or No. 5, and mine are No. I—I afterwards sold the prisoner some more hay, but do not know when—I do not know how much he paid me, but it was from 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether, including the first—I do not know when I sold him the last quantity, as I kept no account, but it was before Christmas.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it a month or two months before Christmas?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was after he had done with the other, and I believe it was before Christmas—the Mews are just by the Queen's hotel, near Chalk
<lb/>farm—the horses had been there before that time—I have never bought corn or hay of the prisoner—he has borrowed a sack or two of my man, and returned it, as he had not got his own bay and corn—my man came and gaid that John wanted a sack of corn, and a truss of hay, and I said, "Whatever you let him have, keep an account"—I don't know when that was—I never keep any account—my man has the whole management of the corn, and of the hay-loft—I have never received corn or hay from the prisoner, nor has my man, neither from Mrs. Hall's stables, nor from carts that come, that I am aware of—whenever the prisoner had a sack of corn of my man he always returned it—I told my man that if John or anybody round the neighbourhood, the green-grocer, or the milkman, had anything, always to book it, and when they returned it to let me know—he has the key and the run of the hay-loft—I call the prisoner "John"—my man is "Henry"—I deal with Mr. King, of Camden-town, and with Mr. Tasker, who is here—I buy sometimes five, sometimes ten, and sometimes twenty quarters at a time—the prisoner said that he could not get the corn from the corn-chandler—my horses eat a sack of corn a day—there are eight of them—I took no receipt from the prisoner—I do not know how often the corn and hay has been returned in his way, my man can tell you, but he is not here—I never saw any corn and hay taken straight from the waggon to the stable, but I have heard my man say so—he has been with me two years now, but six or eight years on and off—I did not tell Mr. Lewis, the attorney, that John was the man who knew most about it; I said, "Henry," my man—I said whatever there was, if my man knew anything about it, it should be stated to him—my man has told me several times that corn and hay has been brought from the carts into my stable—I never asked anything about it, or how much at one time—I never paid money to the prisoner—my man has never paid him money for that very corn and hay that has been taken from those carts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there the slightest pretence for imputing to you that you received corn from the prisoner and paid him money for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never—if people in the Mews are short, I lend it them; and I have borrowed myself of a cab-proprietor—I have been there two years, the 13th of last month, carrying on the business of a job master—before that I was living as a gentleman's coachman, where I had been eleven years in one family.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOPKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Hook, of 9, Arlington-street—I was in the prosecutrix's service, and went from her to the service in which I am at present—I received a character from one place to the other—I was at Eastbourne last year with the family—the prisoner was coachman and I was footman—I do not recollect the exact words, but Mrs. Hull told me to tell the prisoner to this effect, that he was not to make out so many little bills; he was to put all the forage for the horses in one bill—that was before we went to Eastbourne—while we were there I remember corn being bought from Mrs. Hurst—the prisoner frequently brought green-meat from the carts which go round the town—I do not know what he paid a bundle—I have seen him get it frequently of a morning—I should think the cart came very nearly every morning in the week—I have seen the horses fed with it—it was sometimes vetches, sometimes clover, and some
<lb/>times grass—we were at Eastbourne about two months, or a little more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What green meat was it? did they</p>
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<p>give green clover to horses?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I will not swear exactly that it was green, but I know it was clover—it came in regular farmiug carts—the tares were in bundles, and there was grass—green graas was cut and given to the horses—we left in September—we went down before that—green food was given all the time we were down there—I never troubled myself to take the name of any farmer's cart—the horses were at the Wish-house, the stables belonging to the house—I used to be in the stables every morning—there was no memorandum given or taken—it was before we left town that Mrs. Hall told me to tell the prisoner not to make out so many little bills—it was not that she thought the bills he was making out were too much; nothing of the kind—I mean to say that she told me to tell him to put all the little bills, for forage of the horses, into one—two French ladies were present, and one of them came down into the kitchen and spoke to the prisoner about making out so many bills, and told him to put all the bills for the forage into one—I was discharged by Mrs. Hall, not at the same time that the prisoner was, but before they went to the Isle of Wight, when they left Eastbourne—I do not know why she discharged me, but if she had not I should have discharged myself—I do not know how the prisoner made up the bills—I had nothing to do with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who were the French ladies; were they friends of Mrs. Hall, or ladies' maids?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know whether you would call them ladies; I did not think them so: Mrs. Hall was lodging with them at the time—I was out of place about three months, as I was kept without a character—I got the place I have now partly on the character I got from Mrs. Hall—I referred to her for it and they denied it two or three times; I also referred to my former employer, on which I obtained the place I now have—there is no ground for imputing any dishonesty to me while I was with Mrs. Hall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RETTY</persName> </hi>. I live at Bingfield, in Berkshire—I have known the prisoner from his childhood—it is usual to give green meat to horses in the summer and autumn—green meat is a general term for tares, clover, and that sort of thing—it is very often called grass—it is usual to give green clover to horses—during the time I have known the prisoner, I can give him a good character in every point of view; perfectly good for honesty and integrity—I have never heard the slightest imputation against him up to the present time—he has been in his own uncle's service—I am his uncle by marriage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that it is usual to give green meat in the autumn?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly; in October—it was given the whole of the winter before last; the winter being mild—I gave them to my own horses—I am a yeoman—I farm my own land—one of mine is a horse that I drive in my shay-cart, and the other is a farming horse—green meat is certainly given to carriage horses in September and October, and even later than that I have known it done—they have clover about that time, what we call latimust—I have seen the prisoner lately; I was bail for him—he has been with me since the bail—I have seen him frequently for the last two or three years, before he was taken in custody—I sometimes come to town—I have not seen him so often as three or four times in the year.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> to
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SENIOR WALL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a book befcre this one which begins in November?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh, yes—we have served Mr. Hall for many years—I have not got the former books—no goods were had of us by Mrs. Hall between October 21st and November 11th.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600402-328-offence-1 t18600402-name-78"/>Thomas Paddock</persName>, with intent to do him some grevious bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-79" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PADDOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 91, John-street, Tottenham-court-road—I have been a professional prize fighter but I have left it off—on Saturday, 3d March, I was at a place called Langham's, in Castle-street, Leicester-square—I asked the prisoner for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a knife—I told him if he did not give it me I should give him a punch on the nose—some scuffle took place in front of the bar between us—I did not give him the punch; I don't recollect who struck the first blow; I might or I might not—I was drunk, the prisoner was not drunk, not so drunk as I was, however, I had not been in bed all night—after that, I felt a knife go into my forehead, another cut over the eyebrow, and then under the lip—I hallooed out "Look out, he has got a knife; he has cut my throat"—I made sure it was my throat; he cut my I Up clean off—I saw his arm come between me, in the direction of my face—I could not see whether anything was in his hand—I was taken to the hospital, I was there two days—I came out on my own authority—we had been together at two or three public-houses on that morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been intimate friends for some years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known him for some years—I have been many a night out drinking with him—I was drunk—I had not been out with him all night—I could not have given him the punch on the nose—I was laid up two days and I attended every day for a fortnight.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Unlawfully Wounding.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALOOLM KERR, ESQ</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq. and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-82" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 165). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: Central Criminal Court, Monday, May 9th, 1859; "Ann Williams was charged with unlawfully uttering a counterfeit coin. Pleaded Guilty. Confined Nine Months"</hi>)—I was present at that conviction, and the Ann Williams mentioned there is the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KECK</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Cranbourne Tavern, in Great Newport-street—On Saturday, 24th of last month, I saw the prisoner in front of my bar with another female about 9 o'clock—the prisoner asked for some gin, and paid for it in coppers; they stopped there half-an-hour—the prisoner asked for some gin afterwards and put a shilling on the counter—I was about to serve her—I saw the shilling—I could not discern whether it was good or bad, and she swept it off the counter in the direction where she was standing on to the floor—I am quite sure it was the prisoner did that—after that she said to the other woman, "See what you have done, you have knocked the shilling out of my hand"—I said, "Never mind, we will look for the shilling"—she then went out and the other woman followed her—I saw the shilling picked up in the place where she had swept it off—it was given to we; it was a bad one, and I put it by on a shelf; I afterwards gave it to</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not come into your house and call for some gin, and pay for it in half-pence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—your friend and you stayed there some little time—she did not call for a quartern of gin; she did not put down a shilling—I did not say at the police-court that you dragged the woman out of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the prisoner been drinkiug?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but she was not at all intoxicated—the other woman was more intoxicated than this one, a great deal—she was not flustered at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-84" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WEBBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 78). I produce two pieces of money—I received them from Mr. Keck—I took the prisoner into custody—I saw her searched; no money was found upon her—she gave her right address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—these shillings are both bad and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Is it likely that if I went into the prosecutor's and swept the shilling off that I should not have stopped to pick it ip! I certainly was convicted before, but since then I have been getting an honest living. I met my husbatfd that day, who has been living away from me, and he gave me a half-crown. I paid away a shilling. I got my tea with sixpence, and I went into the public-house with the other shilling and had a quartern of gin. It is not likely if I had dropped it I should hare left it there and not picked it up.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS ELLIS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-90" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, and live at 13, Bedford-street—On 24th February the prisoners all came into my shop—Davis and another came in first—Davis asked for half a pouud of sugar, and half an ounce of tea, the price was 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. after I had served them a bad shilling was tendered in payment—I did not observe the date of it—I placed it in the till—there was no other shilling in that department of the till—I gave the change, and the two prisoners left the shop; and in not more than one or two minutes the other two prisoners came in and asked for the same articles as those I had previously served, half a pound of sugar and half an ounce of tea—it was Harriet Johnson and Davis who came in first, and Gilbert and Emma Johnson came in last—Emma Johnson asked for the articles, and she tendered me a bad shilling—I bit in two, gave it her back, and told her it was a bad one—she said she did not know it and she gave me a good one—directly after she had gone out of the shop I looked in my till and found the shilling that I had taken of the first parties was bad—I then went out of my shop and followed the prisoners—I saw all the four prisoners together</p>
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<p>about 40 yards from my shop—they all walked together and I followed them about a quarter of a mile—I met a constable and gave them in custody—I gave the constable the first shilling that I had taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been examined before.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; at the police-court—I did not then think that it was Emma Johnson and Davis that first came into my shop, and Harriet Johnson and Gilbert who came in next—I pointed out the persons who came into my shop—I was not quite certain about their names—when I was at the police-station the different prisoners were pointed out to me—the first persons who came in my shop were Harriet Johnson and Davis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But when you were examined, and they were pointed out to you, did you not think that the first persons who came in were Davis and Emma Johnson; and did you not think that it was Emma Johnscn that asked for the tea and sugar and tendered you the shilling, and not Davis who asked for them and tendered you the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was Davis offered me the shilling—I put it into my till, which slides out like a drawer—at the time the first shilling was given me by those parties I had no suspicion that it was bad—I put it in the till as I ordinarily do—it was early in the morning—I had but little silver in the till, and this was put in a part where there was no other silver but the shilling—I have four compartments in my till and there was no other silver near that shilling—I had taken silver that morning, and taken shillings—there were several other shillings in the till I but there was not another near that shilling nor in that compartment—my I attention was directed to this shilling afterwards, when the second pair came I in and had left—I suppose they had not gone more than a minute when I went after them—I had not to go back after I had left for the purpose of taking off my apron—I did not go back again after I left my shop—they were some
<lb/>thing about 40 yards off when I saw them—when they came in my shop and bought these things I was behind the counter and they were facing me—after the four had left I went out and I saw the backs of four persons—I followed them a quarter of a mile—during the whole time these four persons were in my sight; I suppose they were 40 or 50 yards from me—it was between 11 and 12 o'clock—perhaps it might have been about 11—they were in Raven-street—that is not a quarter of a mile long—they went into South-street—that is a private street—there are private houses in it—I saw policeman, and the four persons were given into custody—the constables took the whole four—there was a second constable came up—the prisoners were taken together—I had kept them in sight the whole time; I never lost sight of them—they had turned a corner, and I must have lost sight of them, but I was just after them—I saw them taken in custody—I was close to them—they were not searched at the station—after the case was heard they were dismissed—I did not strictly prefer the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you first learn the names of the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I heard their names called over at the police-station—I cannot now tell what their names are—at the station the charge was given up; I did not press the charge—I was not half a minute in turning the corner when the prisoners turned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman 68 K</hi>). I recollect the last witness giving the four prisoners in custody on the 24th February—I was in Whitechapel-road and he pointed out the four prisoners as passing bad money—I received this shilling from him—one of the prisoners offered to pay him a shilling for the bad one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How did you manage to take these four women?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They</p>
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<p>all walked—I had no trouble with them—I was on one side of Whitechapel-road and the prisoners on the other—that is a public place—there were not many persons on the side where they were.</p>
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<persName id="t18600402-name-92" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-92" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RYAN</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old—I live with my parents at 3, Union-street, Back-road, St. George's-in-the-East—On 29th February the prisoner Gilbert spoke to me between 7 aud 8 o'clock, in Cornwall-street—she called me into a house—she said "If you will go for me for a penny meat pie I will give you 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a shilling to pay for the pie—I gave the shilling she gave me in payment for the pie—I received 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I gave the shilling to the woman in the pie-shop—I took the pie and the change back to Gilbert aud she gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she then said "Will you go for a penny apple pie" and she gave me another shilling—I went for the apple pie and I gave the shilling that Gilbert had given me—I was given iu custody for that shilling by the woman of the shop, Mrs. Thomas; and I was locked up all night—the next time I saw Gilbert was up at Arbour-square—the four prisoners were sitting together on a form—there were more people in the same room—at the time I received this shilling from Gilbert, I did not know it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you were sent for those pies did you eat any of them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was given in custody by Mrs. Thomas—I was locked up all night—I was in a great fright—I went first to Cornwall-street for the purpose of seeing Gilbert—I looked there and did not see her—Mr. French was the constable who took me there—I afterwards went to Arbour square—there were a good many persons in the room, but the four prisoners were sitting in a place by themselves—Gilbert was in the middle of them—before I went there I had been talking about this matter with the policeman, French—he did not tell me that he thought he had got Gilbert—he did not hare her then—he told me to look to a particular part of the room; and I looked where he told me and there these four women were sitting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were taken to the police-court to be heard, yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and to point out the woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-93" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I was shopwoman in a pie-shop, 86, St. George's-street—on Wednesday evening, 29th February, between 7 and 8 o'clock, the little boy Ryan came for a penny meat pie—I served him—he gave me in payment a shilling—I gave him change, a sixpence, and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, and he went away—I found the shilling was bad and I laid it aside—I noticed it was bad the moment I took it in my hand—the boy put down the shilling on the counter—I gave him the pie and 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he was gone before I took the shilling up—I saw the boy again in three or four minutes—he came for a penny apple pie—he put down a shilling in payment, aud the moment I took it in my hand I found it was bad—I called a constable and gave the boy in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had the boy left when you took up the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but while I was sounding it he went out of the shop and passed the window—when he came the second time I recognised him, and of course I expected he would pass another shilling—as soon as he put the other down I saw it was bad, and I gave him at once into custody—he told me he had been sent by a girl—I took him by the hand and asked him where he got the money from—before that I had said, "This is the second bad shilling you have passed," or words to that effect—I told him I must give him in custody to a policeman, aud then he told me this whole story about his having received it from a woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-94" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FRENCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 250). I took the boy Ryan into custody I received from the last witness these two shillings.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Davis has never been in custody before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I know of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-95" type="given" value="HECTOR"/>HECTOR GRIFFITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector</hi>). The boy Ryan was brought to the police-court; the prisoners were not there then—he was brought a little I before 11 o'clock, and the prisoners came about 1 o'clock—they did not tell I me what they came for—I first saw them in the waiting-room, and I said to a constable in their hearing "Prevent any one leaving this room"—I went I in afterwards and I said to French, "Bring the boy, Ryan, in"—he was I brought in and I said to him, "Go and see if you can find the woman that gave you the shillings"—on seeing him, Gilbert placed her head behind one of the other women, and was looking out in the station-yard—Ryan stood opposite her, and he said, "This is her"—I said to her, "Turn your face round"—she did, and Ryan said, "That is the woman"—I said to the I prisoners "Now all four of you come in"—they came; and I sent for Mr. Smith, who said they were the women.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are bad, and one of those passed for the pies is from the same mould as this produced from Mr. Smith's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of Thomas Smith was here put in and read, in which he had stated that Emma Johnson and Davis were the first persons who came into his shop, and that Emma Johnson asked for the articles and gave him the shilling; that Harriet Johnson and Gilbert came in afterwards, and Harriet Johnson asked for the articles and gave him the shilling which he bent and returned to her.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILBERT</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18600402-330-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-330-18600402 t18600402-330-punishment-28"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">H. JOHNSON</hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-330-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-330-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-330-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">E. JOHNSON</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18600402-330-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-330-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-330-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-330-18600402 t18600402-330-punishment-29"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN PARR</hi> (29)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-98" type="given" value="KEZIA"/>KEZIA WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Weston, a stationer in Rathbone-place—On 3d March, the prisoner came to the shop—I served her with some note paper which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me a sovereign—I gave her in change a half-sovereign, and some silver, and copper—I am sure the half-sovereign I gave her was good—I had examined it before I gave it her—when I put the money down she asked me the price of some pens which were in the window, and while I was turning round she said, "This half-sovereign is cracked"—I don't know whether the half-sovereign that I gave her was cracked or not, but it was good—the half-sovereign she gave me was light, and a bad colour—I observed that directly I told her it was bad—the half-sovereign I had given her was the proper weight, and it was of the average darkness of colour—I sent for my husband and gave him the half-sovereign—I had not been to the cash-box before I gave that half-sovereign to my husband—I had not put any other half-sovereign in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You got a good sovereign from her? A. Yes; and put it in the cash-box—there were two half-sovereigns in it besides the one I took up—I recollect looking carefully at the half-sovereign which I gave the prisoner—I had not taken the half-sovereigus that morning I think I had taken them before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-99" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-99" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I was called into the shop by her on 3d March, and got from her a counterfeit half-sovereign—I saw the prisoner in the shop—my wife said that she had laid the change for a sovereign on the counter, and she had turned round to see for some pens and the prisoner said on her turning back with the pens</p>
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<p>"I don't like this half-sovereign"—I had the half-sovereign in my hand, and I said to the prisoner, "Where is the good half-sovereign that my wife gave you?"—the prisoner advanced towards me and said, "Let me look at it;" and she appeared very anxious to get it out of ray hand—I persisted in refusing to let her have it—I got a constable and gave him the half-sovereign—he took the prisoner in custody, and she succeeded in taking the half-sovereign from his hand—I had looked at the cash-box that day—it might have been an hour and a-half or two hours before—there were then three good half-sovereigns in the box; only three—I always examine money and test it in some way before I put it in my cash-box—only Mrs. Weston and myself had access to the cash-box—within the last two hours before this occurred, no half-sovereign had been put in or taken out of that cash-box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-100" type="surname" value="STUART"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN ENRY"/>JOHN ENRY STUART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 133). I was called and the prisoner was given into my custody—I received this half-sovereign from Mr. Weston—9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on the prisoner, but no half-sovereign—she was searched at the police-station, which is, I think, about one-eighth of a mile from Mr. Weston's shop—in going to the station her hands were not confined—I walked on her left side—it was about half-past 12 o'clock in the day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you told in the shop what she was given in custody for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was explained to the prisoner by Mr. Weston that she had attempted to pass the bad half-sovereign—I asked her for the good half-sovereign and she said that this was the half-sovereign that was given her, and she had no other—I kept my eye on her in going to the station—I saw nothing to excite my suspicion—she carried her hands in front of her—she had this bag in one hand, and she carried it in front of her—I have been a police-constable eight years—I have not had much to do with these I utterers—another constable was with me who is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-sovereign is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> That is the same half-sovereign that she gave me. I never was before a magistrate in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-331-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE JONES</hi> (37)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FARMER</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court; Caroline Jones, convicted January, 7th 1848, of uttering two counterfeil sovereigns.—Confined Eighteen Months"</hi>)—the prisoner is the person—I was at that time in the police, and I had her in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-104" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SMOUT</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher—On 13th March the prisoner came for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of beef steaks—she gave me a counterfeit half-sovereign—I took it up and said, "This is a bad one"—she said, "I took it of a gentleman who deals with you, and he is very fond of your meat—his name is James; he lives at 44, St. James's-square, Tottenham-court-road"—I said, "There is no such place"—she said., "O, yes, there is"—she gave me a good shilling and said, "Take it out of this," and I did so—I did not give her the half-sovereign back; I sent for a constable and gave her in custody—I marked the half-sovereign because she scrupled about my sayiug it was a bad one, and I said, "Very well, I will send my little boy to have it tried"—I did so and he brought it back—it was bad—I had bent it between my finger and thumb before I gave it to the boy—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you take the half-sovereign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Into my parlour—I did not give it to any one—I did not give it to a gentleman in black—it was only in the custody of myself, my father, and the boy, but I</p>
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<p>had marked it before—I had not lost sight of it before I bent it—I did not I say at the station to the inspector, "I think I can make a case of this now, as she gave me a shilling and a half-sovereign."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-105" type="given" value="CALEB"/>CALEB HOOKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 125.) On 13th March I was sent for to I Mr. Smout's, aud received from him this half-sovereign—I took the prisoner in custody and told her the charge—she said she did not know it was bad—she was searched at the station and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on her—she gave I her name Caroline Jones, and said she lived at No. 44, St. James's-square—there is no such place—she then said it was No. 44, St. James's-place, Tottenham-court-road—I went, and there is no such place to be found.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-106" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am a fruiterer of Guildford-street—on 13th March the prisoner came to my shop for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of oranges—I served her I and she gave me a good sovereign—I gave her in change a half-sovereign and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—she began taking up the change and then she said, "O dear me, I don't want change now"—I put my hand to take the change back and I saw it was not the half-sovereign that I had given her—I said, "This is a bad one" and I put it on the counter and bent it—it bent very easily—I said to her, "If you don't give me my half-sovereign back I will give you in charge"—she said, "I have no other"—I said, "This is not a good one"—I called the lad and told him to fetch a policeman—when she saw that I was determined to have it she gave me my own half-sovereign back—I had bent the one she gave me and returned it to her—after paying me she walked out of the shop, and I followed her and watched her to Mr. Smout's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The half-sovereign your gave me oat of your pocket was a little bent.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, it was not, that I can positively swear—I did not examine the one you gave me more than bending it.</p>
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<persName id="t18600402-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-sovereign is bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-108" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRIANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, G</hi>). I took this charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The prosecutor said, "I can make a case of this; she gave me a shilling and a bad half-sovereign."
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, nothing of the kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I hope you will have mercy on me on account of my poor dying husband and my helple 38 children. This shall be the last time I will ever commit a like offence; spare me this time from a severe sentence</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-332-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET GALLOWAY</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-333-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-333-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-110" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-110" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BLOWERS</persName> </hi>. I am single and keep a coffee-shop in Great Marlborough-street—On the 2d March the prisoner came and asked for & cup of tea and a slice of bread and butter—I gave them to her; they came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. she gave me in payment a half-crown; I gave her change and she left—I put the half-crown in a drawer where there was one other half-crown—I noticed that the one the prisoner gave me was looking very white—soon afterwards I looked in the drawer and found one of the half-crowns was bad, that was the white one that the prisoner had given me—I took it out and barked it and put it aside—next day, Saturday, 3d March she came again—I knew her; she asked for a cup of tea and two slices of bread-and-butter—they came to 3
<hi rend="italic"> d.</hi>; she tendered me another half-crown—I took it and found it was bad—I asked her if she was aware of its being bad, and I told her she had given me one the day before—she made no reply—I sent for a policeman and gave her in charge with both the half-crowns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-111" type="surname" value="HORSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-111" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HORSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 324). I took the prisoner—the last</p>
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<p>witness gave me these two half-crowns—the prisoner was searched by a female, but nothing was found on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-112" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-333-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-333-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600402-333-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-333-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-333-18600402 t18600402-333-punishment-31"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-334" type="date" value="18600402"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CATHARINE MCGEE</hi> (25)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18600402-334-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-334-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-114" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-114" type="surname" value="BURNHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-114" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH BURNHAM</persName> </hi>. I was barmaid at the Princess Royal public-house in Seymour-place—On Sunday, 3d March, the prisoner came about 1 o'clock—she asked for half-a-quartern of gin—it came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me in payment a half-crown—I gave her change and put the half-crown in the till—there was do other half-crown there—I saw the prisoner again about half-past 4 o'clock—she had some gin-and-cloves which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me in payment a shilling—I suspected it, and called Mr. Francis, and gave it him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-115" type="surname" value="FRANCIS"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FRANCIS</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of that public-house—on Saturday afternoon 3d March I got a half-crown from the last witness about half-past 1 o'clock—there was no other half-crown in the till; I had cleared it half-an-hour before—I found the half-crown was bad, and gave it to the policeman—between 4 and 5 o'clock that day the last witness called me into the bar and gave me a shilling—I saw the prisoner in the bar, I sent for a constable and gave the prisoner in charge with the shilling and the half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-116" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-116" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAMMOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, D</hi> 47). About 5 o'clock on Saturday, 3d March I went to Mr. Francis's house, and the prisoner was given into my custody—I received this shilling and half-crown—the prisoner said she did not know anything of the half-crown—she was searched at the station—1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-117" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-334-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering the shilling.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600402-334-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-334-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-334-18600402 t18600402-334-punishment-32"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-335" type="date" value="18600402"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600402-335-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-335-18600402 t18600402-335-offence-1 t18600402-335-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-335-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-335-18600402" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-335-18600402" type="age" value="35"/>
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<interp inst="def1-335-18600402" type="given" value="MARY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY FLINN</hi> (35)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18600402-335-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-335-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-119" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAY</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Duke of Sussex public-house, High-street, Kensington—On Friday, 2d March the prisoner came into my house—we were about lighting the gas—she asked for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—I served her with it—she put down a sixpence—I told her it was bad, and asked how many more she had of them—she said she did not know it was bad—she gave me a good shilling, I gave her change and she went away—I went to the door and saw her standing on the other side of the way—I pointed her out to the police-sergeant, and he followed her—I broke the six
<lb/>pence and gave it to him after he had taken her—I had lost sight of her after she went out of my door because I had to go round a corner—I am sure she is the same person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-120" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-120" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 11). May pointed the prisoner out to me—she made off directly, and began walking very fast towards London—I came up with her and said, "I want you to go to the station with me; I expect you have got counterfeit coin about you"—she made no reply—I took her to the station—I said to her, "What money you have got about you, put it out on the chair"—she pulled out a shilling, a sixpence, and 4 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—it was all good—I said, "Have you any more?"—she said, "No; that is all the money I have got about me"—I said, "What have you got in the basket"—she said, "Only a few things that I have got to</p>
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<p>sell"—I examined the basket, and found in it some needles, thread am I combs, and at the bottom of the basket I found a counterfeit sixpence—she said, "If there is a counterfeit sixpence in the basket I did not know it was so and as regards the sixpence tendered to the landlord, if it was bad I did no know it was so"—this is the sixpence, and these are the pieces I got from the witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-121" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This sixpence is bad, and these are fragments of a bad sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am a poor woman, and had a few things to sell, I and I had taken the sixpence; I was not aware that it was bad, and as to I the sixpence in the basket I know nothing about it; if I had known it was bad, I had plenty of time to take it out before I was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-335-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-335-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-335-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<persName id="def1-336-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-336-18600402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-336-18600402" type="age" value="20"/>
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<interp inst="def1-336-18600402" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL HOGAN</hi> (20)</persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18600402-336-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-336-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-336-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-123" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATTS</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, High-street, Manchester-square, and am a tobacconist—On Sunday evening, 18th March, the prisoner came to my shop and asked for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of cigars—I gave them to him—he placed a sovereign on the glass case—I had not change to give him, and I sent one I of my own sovereigns for change, leaving his sovereign on the counter—I I gave him the cigars and 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he went out—I examined the I sovereign the prisoner had left, and found it was bad—I showed it to one of the witnesses, and he said it was bad—there were two persons in the shop; one of them is here to-day—I went out to look for the prisoner and could not find him—I gave the sovereign to the policeman—the whole I time it was on the glass case in the shop it was in my sight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-124" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-124" type="given" value="ASHER"/> ASHER SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I was in wa✗ts's shop that evening—I heard the prisoner ask for six cigars, and he offered the sovereign; he put on the cigar case—when Mr. Watts took it up, he said it was bad and gave it to I me—it appeared to me to be too light to be good—I am sure the prisoner is the person; I knew him before from working in the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-125" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, D</hi> 76). On Sunday, 18th March, the last two witnesses came to the station-house in Marylebone—Mr. Watts gave I me this sovereign; he marked it in my presence—he and the person who was with him gave me a description of the prisoner—the prisoner was brought in afterwards on a charge of assaulting a gentleman in Bow-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-126" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Victory public-house—on 1st March, the prisoner and Thomas Me Grath came in about a quarter before 12 o'clock at night, with another young man and a young woman—they purchased a cigar and Me Grath offered me a bad shilling—the prisoner paid fa the cigar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-127" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This sovereign ia bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about the sovereign. I was with Me Grath and the young woman, but I did not give the bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-336-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-336-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-336-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600402-336-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-336-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-336-18600402 t18600402-336-punishment-33"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="def1-337-18600402" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-337-18600402" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-337-18600402" type="age" value="29"/>
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<interp inst="def1-337-18600402" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WELSH</hi> (29)</persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18600402-337-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-337-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-337-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-129" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-129" type="surname" value="SPENCER"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-129" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE SPENCER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at a public-house in St. Clement's. On Saturday night, 24th March, I was in the bar—the prisoner and three other persons came in; they called for a pot of porter, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the</p>
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<p>prisoner paid me with a shilling—I put it in the till where there was no other shilling—I gave the change—they left part of the porter on the counter and went away, and came back again in five or ten minutes afterwards—the prisoner called for a quartern of gin, and paid me a good 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I gave him in change a good shilling, a sixpence, and four penny pieces—he then asked me for a shilling's worth of coppers—he gave me a shilling—I took it, and threw it into another till where there was no other shilling—I gave him a shilling's worth of coppers—Mr. Hubbard, the landlord, came in—I went to the till and opened it—I saw the shilling was counterfeit—I gave it to Mr. Hubbard—he said to the prisoner, "This is a bad shilling, give me another"—the prisoner said, "I did not ghe it"—Mr. Hubbard sent for a policeman and gave him in charge—I am quite sure there was no other shilling in either of the tills but those I put in—I did not lose sight of that shilling from the time I gave it to Mr. Hubbard till he gave it to the policeman—I saw the other shilling taken out of the till by Mr. Hubbard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-130" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HUBBARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the public-house; the last witness directed my attention to the shilling—I gave the prisoner in charge—I received one shilling from her and gave it to the policeman—I went and took the first shilling out of the till—I found it was bad—there was only one shilling there—I gave that to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-131" type="surname" value="SNOOK"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-131" type="given" value="SACHEVEREL"/>SACHEVEREL SNOOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 127). On Saturday last, I was called to the public-house, and the prisoner was given in custody—I received this shilling from Mr. Hubbard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-132" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600402-337-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600402-337-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-337-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600402-337-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-337-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-337-18600402 t18600402-337-punishment-34"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HOLMES</hi> (23)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-134" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-134" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Cunningham, who keeps the Essex Inn, Essex-street, Strand. On Saturday night, 24th March, the prisoner came at a little after 9 o'clock; he asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of gin and warm water—he threw down a half-crown—I took it up and found it was bad—I nearly doubled it in the detector—I threw it on the counter, and he gave me a second half-crown—I doubled that up in the same way—I took the spirits from him and desired him never to come there again—he took the two half-crowns and went out of the house—when he came in he appeared sober, but when I found the money was bad, he appeared drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-135" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH MULLIS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King and Keys, Fleet-street—On the evening of 24th March, between 9 and 10 o'clock, the prisoner came in and called for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin and warm water—the other barmaid served him—he threw down a half-crown; she took it up—I took it immediately from her—I saw it looked very black—I gave it to Mr. Pegler, my master—he told the prisoner it was a bad half-crown—the prisoner threw down another which was good—the prisoner appeared sober when he came in, but afterwards he appeared very tipsy indeed—my master gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-136" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PEGLER</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the King and Keys, Fleet-street. On Saturday night, 24th March, I saw the prisoner at my house—I received half-a-crown from my barmaid—I gave the prisoner in custody—I put the half-crown in my pocket—I followed the policeman to the station—I there marked the half-crown and gave it to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-137" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBINSION</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 365). I was called to Mr. Pegler's—the prisoner was standing there—Mr. Pegler gave him in charge—I found</p>
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<p>on the prisoner one half-crown, three sixpences, and one fourpenny piece, and 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, all good—I took him to the station—he made a desperate short to get away; we were obliged to put the handcuffs on him—he was not in liquor, it was all sham—he refused his address, but afterwards he said he lived in skinner-street, but he did not give any number—this is the half-crown Mr. Pegler gave me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the magistrate was here read as follows:</hi>—Last saturday was my birthday; I had a half-sovereign and seven shillings in my pocket. I went to the park to see the carrige coming to the drawing-room. I met with some friends and went to a public-house, and spent all my small change—I asked for change for the half-sovereign, and got four half-crowns, whether they were good or bad I can't say. I was intoxicated.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-338-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH JONES</hi> (25)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BROWN</hi> (45)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-141" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH RUSHBROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler—On 26th March, the two prisoners came in, and Brown asked for a quartern of gin—he gave me in payment a counterfeit half-crown—I said, "That is a bad one," and I bent it—he said, "I have just taken it of my master"—I put it on the counter; Brown took it up and said, "I have got no more money about me"—Jones said,"I am very sorry."—Brown took the half-crown—they walked out—my barman followed them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones. Q.</hi> Did I not stop several minutes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you went out with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-142" type="surname" value="JOSEPHS"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-142" type="given" value="ELIAS"/>ELIAS JOSEPHS</persName> </hi>. I am potman to the last witness. On 26th March, I saw the two prisoners there; Brown called for a quartern of gin—he put down a half-crown—they went out together—I ran and took jones—I heard her say, "My husband took that half-crown of his master"—when I took Jones, she threw away a handful of bad money out of her hand into the road—I picked up two half—crowns, and a young woman picked up one—she brought it to the station and gave it up to me—they were all bad—I gave them to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones.</hi> You came to me and said I must take you in charge, and you picked up two bad half-crowns, and said, "I think you dropped them"—I said nothing about my husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes you did; and you threw a whole handful of coins out of your hand; and I took up two there was no other mand there but me and the officer—I was struck, but I don't know by whom.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-143" type="surname" value="LONG"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-143" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH LONG</persName> </hi>. Houndsditch—I heard the last witness call out and saw him lay hold of junes—he said, "Now I have got you"—I did not hear him say anything else—Jones dropped some money—the witness picked up two half-crowns and I picked up one—a man came up to me and said, "Give me that half-crown"—I would not—I took it to the station and gave it to the last witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-144" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 652). On that occasion the barman came to me, and I went after Brown and brought him back—I found on him a sixpenses in good money—Jones refused her address—Brown gave an address</p>
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<p>and I went there, but he did not live there—I received these three half-crowns from the barman.</p>
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<persName id="t18600402-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-145" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-145" type="surname" value="RUSHWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-145" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH RUSHWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined). Q.</hi> Is the half-crown that was offered to you amongst these three?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones.</hi> I did not give any address; I said I had no settled lodging.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown.</hi> Did I run or walk?</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-146" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). You was walking as fast as you could walk—I had to run to overtake you—you did not offer to get away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-147" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three half-crowns are all bad, and from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones's Defence.</hi> I am an unfortunate, girl. I went in that house, and the man came in and gave a half-crown; it was bad, and he ran away. I was lightened and I ran away. I saw this man drop something, and the witness came and said, "This man belongs to you." I said, "No he does not;" he said, "I have picked up two bad half-crowns aud I think you dropped them." I said, "No, I did not;" I am quite innocent. I had no half-crowns at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> I took 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of my master. I met this female and she asked me to give her a drop of gin. I said I did not mind, and I took her in to have it. I gave the half-crown and they naid it was bad. I said I was very sorry.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600402-339-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Justice Williams;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>. Baron
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHANNELL</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-340-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing 2 post letters, containing 2 half-sovereigns, the property of
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<interp inst="t18600402-340-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY DYER</hi>. (15)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600402-341-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> , Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 124
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18600402-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-151" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18600402-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of the M division of police. On 24th March, I went to 128, Blackfriars-road, where the witness Mr. Lincoln lives—I saw the prisoner and Mr. Lincoln there—Mr. Lincoln told me that the prisoner had purchased of him a quantity of old coins, to the amount of nearly 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked the prisoner how he became possessed of so much money; he said he received it from his father, who was a builder at Woodgreen, near Tottenham—Mr. Lincoln then handed me this blank cheque book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked the prisoner where he got it from; he said he got it from his father to give to a gentleman in Cheapside, but he did not know who the gentleman was, or where he lived, he did not know tho number of the house—I told him I did not feel satisfied with his statement, and I should detain him till I had made inquiry at the bank respecting the cheque-book; he nip de no reply—I took him to the police-station—I told him to let me have what money he had about him, aud he immediately drew from his pocket a bag containing seventy-one sovereigns—I first asked him if he had any money, and he said he had none about him</p>
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<p>—I then told him I should search him, and he immediately drew out the bag—I also produce a silver watch which he drew from his pocket—he gave I me an address, 16, Nelson-street, Ivy-lodge, Woodgreen—I have since ascertained that he lives at 16, Nelson-street, City-road—when I returned from the Bank, I told him the charge against him would be obtaining a sum of money, amounting to 124
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., by means of a forged cheque, and also for forging the signature of Mr. Shaw for the cheque-book—the prisoner I then said,"I did do it, there was no one else with me; there was no one I else concerned in it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You told him the whole charge then, the two branches of it
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and he made those observations to both branches—I also found these two cheques which are detached from the counterfoil of the book—the numbers correspond—they were in the cheque-book—(
<hi rend="italic">These were dated 20th February</hi>, 1859,
<hi rend="italic">purporting to be signed Wm. Wright, on the City Bank, for</hi> 376
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 376
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you also receive from Mr. Lincoln a package of old coins?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; which the prisoner had purchased.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN WOODMORE"/>JOHN WOODMORE DUNCAN</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the City Bank, of which Sir Robert Carden is Chairman—Mr. Wright of 17, King-street, Cheapside, has an account with the Bank—I produce an order for a cheque-book that was presented to me on 18th February—I can't charge my memory sufficiently to say that the prisoner is the boy; I think it was a youth—I gave a cheque-book in pursuance of that order—it was a busy day, and perhaps I did not observe so much as I might have done—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "27, King-street, City, February 18th. Please let the bearer have a cheque-book. William Wright peo pro W. Shaw."</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM WHITE"/>WILLIAM WHITE EASE</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the City Bank—this cheque was presented to me on 18th February last—I paid the money 124
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. over to the person presenting it—I handed it over the counter; it corresponds with the counterfoil in the cheque-book—I paid it in one note for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., one for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash; these notes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) correspond with the numbers entered in my book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600402-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600402-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am an architect and surveyor of 27, King-street Cheapside—the prisoner was formerly in my service as an office boy—he quitted it about two years and a-half since—he had been with me six or seven months probably—I kept an account at the City Bank at the time he was with me and at the time he left—he had means of knowing that—I have continued to keep my account there till now—this order for the cheque
<lb/>book is not in my handwriting—this cheque for 124
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. signed William Wright, is not in my handwriting, or either of these for 376
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 376
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have no more than a strong suspicion that it is in the handwriting of the prisoner—I have seen him write many times—I do believe them to be, in his handwriting—I consider them very inferior imitations of my handwriting—this is filled up in a different way to what I fill up cheques.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-155" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM LINCOLN</persName> </hi>. I am a bookseller and coin dealer at 128, Blackfriars-road. On 23d March the prisoner came to my shop and purchased coins and medals to the amount of 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he had paid a visit the day before that—the first day he spent 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coins and medals—the next day lie came again, and purchased to the amount of 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the sum being a large one for a youth to spend, I inquired whether it was with the cousent of his parents that he spent the money—he said, "Yes;" and to prove his respectability he showed me a railway pass to Woodgreen—when I asked him about the consent of his parents, he said, "Oh, yes;" his</p>
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<p>parents very much approved of his studying ancient medals, and his father was so well pleased with the things he bought the day before, that he wished him to come and make larger purchases—they came to 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said he had but 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay, and wished me to reduce the amount by taking back some of the things, which I did—in paying me I remarked that he took the money from different pockets—I told him I should like to go home with him and see that it was with the consent of his parents, and he was quite willing that I should do so—I went to Woodgreen with him—we got there at a quarter past 7, and we walked about till half-past 9 in the evening—I made inquiries about him at a confectioner's shop, and finding there was something suspicious in the matter, I thought it better to get a vehicle, and we got a brougham and went back to Woodgreen—the confectioner's was at Tottenham, but I did not know the neighbourhood—we were hunting for his home till 2 o'clock in the morning—he said, being dark, he could not find his home—several policemen assisted me in the matter, but the replies the prisoner gave to their questions were such as quite to baffle them; they thought the thing quite feasible, that the boy could not find his way home in the dark—I tried to get him a bed at Tot
<lb/>tenham, but finding I could not, I took him to my own home in the Kent-road—next morning I found a cheque book sticking out of his pocket, I asked him what it was, and he said it was a bookseller's catalogue—I looked at it, and it turned out to be this cheque-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I then took him to my business premises, called in Inspector Moore, and he was given in custody—I saw him searched, and this bag of sovereigns found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-156" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer. On Saturday, 24th March, I went with Inspector Moore to 16, Nelson-Street, St. Luke's, where the prisoner lived—I saw his mother there—she gave me this box containing two hundred and sixty copper and silver medals—it is old coin of various descriptions—I afterwards went to the prisoner at the station-house and showed the box to him—I told him I was a police officer, and I had found this property at his lodgings at 16, Nelson-street, also a quantity of fishing tackle, a complete outfit—he said, "Oh, yes, that is mine; those coins, I purchased, the greater portion of, at Mr. Lincoln's yesterday, where I purchased the others, and I purchased it with a portion of the money I had for the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> There is no proof of my handwriting, or of my being at the Bank—I found the whole of the money in a pocket handkerchief in Finsbury-square.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-341-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was farther charged with having been before convicted of felony.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-157" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 22). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read:—Clerkenwell Police Court, 2d January, 1858; Sydney Dyer, stealing 2 watches and 2 rings from his master; to which he Pleaded Guilty, Confined Six Months"</hi>). The prisoner is the person named in that certificate—I took him in custody on that charge—he pleaded guilty before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-341-18600402 t18600402-341-punishment-38"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.—Recommended to Parkhurst</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600402-342-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing, whilst employed under the Post-Office, 3 post-letters, two of which contained money and chattels, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMEE</persName> </hi>. I am a constable attached to the Post-Office—the prisoner was a letter carrier employed at the General Post Office in London—in consequence of directions, I watched the prisoner on 24th March about</p>
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<p>5 o'clock in the evening—I was watching in a position where I could com
<lb/>mand a view of the sorting office, but could not be seen myself—the prisoner was in the office sorting letters—he commenced sorting about twenty minutes past 5 at the dividing table, and whilst so doing I saw him examine several letters with his fingers, evidently to ascertain whether they contained coin—the letters that he so examined he placed in a particular place on the table with other letters—when he had finished sorting, he took the letters that he had so placed there, to the north-eastern division—he then sat down on his seat at the north-eastern division, and looked the letters through that he had just placed on the table, and while doing so I saw him take two or three letters from that parcel, and place them on his right hand side, close to his body, on the table—after he had finished looking them through, he shoved those letters that were in front of him further up the table—he then took his pocket handkerchief from his left breast pocket, and appeared to use it to his nose—he then shook his handkerchief out, and dropped it down on the letters that laid on his right hand side—he then crumpled his handkerchief up, and placed it in his right side coat pocket, and the letters were gone too, with the handkerchief—he dropped the handkerchief intentionally—he dropped it down, and his band went with it—Mr. Gardner was with me at that time—the prisoner then rose from his seat and went and collected another handful of letters, which he took and placed on the same table—he then went to another part of the office, where I lost sight of him—shortly after that I went into the comptroller's room, and saw the prisoner there, in the presence of Mr. Gardner—he handed me three letters which I produce—this is the handker
<lb/>chief that I spoke of (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was handed to me at the same time by Mr. Gardner—I searched the prisoner, and found in his pocket 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more on searching his lodgings—I took him into custody, at the time the letters were given me—Mr. Gardner first came to me about twenty minutes to 6, just at the time the prisoner left the sorting table, and went to the north-eastern road—he was with me at the time the handker
<lb/>chief was dropped.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the senior clerks in the general Post-office—On 24th March, I had some instructions with regard to the prisoner, and I watched him—he was in the sorting office—I went there for the purpose of watching him—when I first saw him, he was looking through some letters at the north-eastern division—he is a letter carrier and sorter—his duties on this evening were to assist in what we term the general sorting in the first instance; that consists of sorting into the ten districts for London—he would go to the dividing table for the purpose of sorting, and having got his letters for a par
<lb/>ticular district, he would take them to the north-eastern table for the purpose of arranging—first of all the letters for the north-eastern district would be all put together on the sorting or dividing table—when the letters from the north-eastern district have been separated and placed on the sorting table, the prisoner's duty is to collect them and take them to the north-eastern division table—he would then look through all the letters that had been sorted up at the north-eastern division, for the purpose of seeing that they were all for that district, to see if they had been correctly sorted—then his next duty was to have them tied up and placed in a bag for the district—I do not know that he would have to tie them up himself—they would he tied up—if he found any mis-sorts and letters which ought to have gone to another district, among the north-eastern, his duty would be to put them to their proper districts, or to hand them to some other person for that purpose—the prisoner was at the north-eastern table when I first saw him</p>
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<p>with the letters—he had letters before him—I saw him take his pocket handkerchief from his left hand breast pocket—he appeared to use it to his nose, shook it out, and dropped it over two or three letters lying just at his right hand side—those two or three letters were lying apart from the other letters—he dropped the handkerchief over purposely; that, was apparent—he then crumpled the letters up in the handkerchief, and put them into his right side, coat pocket—when he took the handkerchief up, the letters were gone—I afterwards went round into the sorting office and met the prisoner there—that was about a couple of minutes after I had seen him put the letters into his coat pocket—I took him into the comptroller's room, and said, "You have some letters in your pocket"—he made no answer—he moved his hand towards his right side coat pocket—I at once inserted my hand into the pocket, took from it the pocket handkerchief, shook it on the desk, and from it fell the three letters produced—I said to the prisoner, "Why, here are three letters in your pocket, how did they get there?"—he said, "I don't know, I suppose they got there by accident"—I said, "Oh no, they did not get there by accident; I saw you take them up in your handkerchief, and place them there"—he made no reply—Smee the officer then came into the room—I gave him the three letters, and the pocket handkerchief—the letters have since been opened—at the time I shook them out of his handkerchief they were fastened—two were fastened with adhesive gum, and one with a wax seal—they were opened by myself in the presence of the Magistrate—after I had given Smee the letters, he left the room, and I told the prisoner that I was very sorry to see him in his present position; the more so, as the deputy comptroller had entertained a good opinion of him, and he might have got on; he must have known when committing depreda
<lb/>tions of this kind that they would be eventually detected—the prisoner said, "This is the first time, sir"—I said, "Oh, no, it is no use telling me that, for I know better"—he did not say anything to that—one of the three letters is addressed to Mrs. A. Adams, 1, Langham-street, Langham-place, Regent-street, with the letter W. on it—that would go to the western district—when that letter was opened, it contained 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a penny postage stamp—another letter is addressed to a Mr. W. A. Nicholls, Aldine-charabers, Paternoster-row, E.C.; that is the eastern central district—that would have to go to a different table in the post-office, from the western or from the north-eastern—it would be sorted at a different division—that letter contained 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a penny postage stamp—the third letter is addressed to Mrs. Meyer, 10, Lacey's-lane, Bolton-lodge, off Merrion-street, Dublin; that contained 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—all the letters had been stamped with the stamp of the chief office—they are stamped as soon as they come in, and before they are sorted—it is the stamp of the evening of 24th March, showing that they came in that evening—it is the 6 o'clock stamp—that would be for the 6 o'clock delivery—6 o'clock had not arrived—they are collected at 5, and stamped at 6—they would have gone out for the 6 o'clock delivery, two of them, the one for Dublin would have gone away that evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is it any tiling unusual to have a large number of mis-sorts placed there for different divisions?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Letters are mis-sorted occasionally—they are pretty often—there must be some of necessity—it is done with great rapidity—I only found three letters on your person—you had some letters directed to yourself—the sorting-room is about as long as this court—I should think, perhaps as wide and a little longer—I think there are three sorting tables in the room—I should think more than thirty or forty men were occupied that evening—there may have been fifty, I really don't know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How near were you to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was about 8 yards from</p>
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<p>the North Eastern table where I saw him put the handkerchief over the letters—there was light enough to see him well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Supposing there had been no dishonest or improper conduct on the part of the prisoner, all the three letters would be missorted letters?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; because they were brought to the North Eastern division to which none of them belonged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-162" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN GREY</persName> </hi>. I live at Lewisham—I know these two letters—they are both written by me, the one to Mr. Nicholls and the one to Mrs. Adams—on 24th March last I left them at the office of Messrs. Wire and Child—I enclosed in one letter 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a postage stamp, and in the other 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a postage stamp—I left them there to be posted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-163" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PORTHWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Wire and Child—on 24th March Miss Grey brought those two letters directed to Mrs. Adams and Mr. Nicholls to the office—I posted them, between 4 and 5, in Watling-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-164" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE CAVANAGH</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mrs. Edward Jacobs, 16, South-place, Finsbury square—Mrs. Jacobs is not able to attend; she is near her confinement—on 24th March I saw my mistress write a letter, and saw her put 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. into the letter; she then gave me the letter with the sixpence to post; I posted it that same afternoon, between 4 and 5, in Finsbury-pavement—this is the letter—I saw the address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence (written</hi>). "I take my trial for having in my possession three post letters while on duty at the General Post Office. I am led to believe I have broken the laws of my country by so doing: I shall endeavour to prove to your satisfaction I was performing my duty and nothing more. Among the many regulations and rules in the Poat Office the following is among the number: (
<hi rend="italic">Rule</hi>) "It is the duty of all sorters and 'despatching officers' to prevent letters passing through the Post Office with out paying the proper fee; and they are requested to weigh all letters which are 'suspicious' and tax them accordingly." On the 24th day of March last I resumed duties at 4 P.M.; I was called upon by my superiors to 'despatch' the North Eastern Branch; I did so up to the 6 o'clock; there was a very large number of letters at this hour, the chief part of them were circulars, weighing about a quarter of an ounce; among them were those three letters in question, all of them missorts, and seemed to be over the weight. It was my duty as a despatching officer to turn those letters out and have them weighed and taxed accordingly. I did so, and placed them by my right hand with the intention of doing so when I had despatched. When I had what letters I had before me examined some one called out to clear the remainder of the North Eastern letters; I obeyed the call, and brought those three letters in question with me in case my assistant would tie them up with those that were examined, as there are very strict rules against sending down missorts, unexcusable missorts as these were. The duty was heavy, and in the impulse of the moment I put those letters in my pocket before several of the men, and they were quite visible from my pocket. I have done so before: carried letters in my pocket when my hands would be engaged by other articles; I was never told to the contrary. My superior officers have no doubt seen me many times, with others, carry letters to and fro in our Pockets. I was never informed in what precise manner we should carry letters; had I been informed I should not have broken the regulation. You perceive I am tried for breaking a law which did not exist. The letters were in no way tampered with: if plunder was my object I should not have placed them in a pocket quite visible to a passer by, and before so many."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GARDNER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it usual to allow the sorters to take the</p>
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<p>missorted letters from the table and put them in their pockets to be weighed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to put them in their jackets, certainly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600402-343-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a warrant and order for the payment of 13
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<interp inst="t18600402-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke's Head public-house, Reed's-mews, Grosvenor-square—the prisoner had been a customer of mine for about four months before the transaction in question—on 21st February he was in
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether—I had not asked him for payment then—he said as soon as he received his money from the Zinc Company he was employed by, he would pay me—he said their offices were in St. Paul's-churchyard—I cannot state the name of the Company—he said he was to receive 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the Company—on 21st February, a letter came by post for him; he opened it in my presence, and produced from it this post-office order (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi