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<p>Sessions Paper</p>
<p>Short-hand writers to the court,</p>
<p>Law Puslishers to the Queen's most Excellent majesty</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,</p>
<p>The City of London</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, August 13th, 1860, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the Right Honourable
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-1" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, F.A.S. and F.R.A.S. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir Edward Vaughan Williams, Knt. one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir James Shaw Willes, Knt. one other of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir Peter Laurie, Knt.; Thomas Sidney, Esq. M.P.; Thomas Quested Finnis, Esq.; Sir Robert Walter Carden, Knt. M.P.; Aldermen of the said City; Russell Gurney, Esq., Q.C., Recorder of the said City; Warren Stormes Hale, Esq.; Edward Conder, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; and Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq. Judge of the Sheriff's Court of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-2" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS GABRIEL</hi>, Esq. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">OCTAVIUS CHAPMAN TRYON EAGLETON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES GAMMON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have hem previously in custody—two start</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">mat 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, August</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt. Ald. M.P.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JONES</hi> (20)</persName> were indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-665-offence-1 t18600813-name-8"/>Paul Millaret</persName> by false pretences. Other Counts for a conspiracy.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-9" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GREATHURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 209). On Tuesday, 19th June, between 7 and 8 in the morning, I was in St. John-etreet-road—I saw a coal-van there, loaded with two tons of coal, twenty sacks—it stopped at the corner of Raw
<lb/>storne-street, and another van came up to the side of it, containing coke—I there saw the prisoner Lamb throw five empty sacks out of the coke-van on the top of the coal-van, and then drive off—Charles Wells and Wilson were with the coal-van at that time—I followed them to 10 Myddleton-square, the residence of Mr. Millaret—on arriving there Wells knocked at the door or rang the bell; the door was answered, and he went in—I then saw the iron plate shoved up—five empty sacks were then placed down alongside the wheel of the coal
<lb/>waggon, one over the other; the men then commenced shooting the coal out of the van—they shot down fifteen sacks; after that they delivered the coke—the coke-van went with the coal-van—they shot some of the coke I believe—the servant came out first and counted the coal-sacks—Wilson and Lamb counted up twent sacks, she looking on—they the unloaded the coke, counted the sacks, and then went in and had some beer, and then left the house—I told anther constable to watch the van, and not to lose sight of it—I went to the house, had some communication with Mr. Millaret, and then went after the van—I found it at the bottom of Rosoman-street—I afterwards went to David wells, in King-street, Compton-street—in going there I asked Wilson where he was going with the coals he had got in the</p>
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<p>van; he said he was going to the Great Northern Railway—he had then five sacks in the van; I said, "What, draw coals to Newcastle?"—I then said, "Have you not been to Myddleton-square this morning?" he said, "Yes,"—I asked him how many coals he had left there, he said, "Two tons"—I asked him whether that was twenty sacks—he said he did not know, he was not the car
<lb/>man; I asked him who was; he said, "Charles Wells,"—I asked him where they had gone, he said they had gone to King-street, Compton-street, with the other van—I asked him if he was sure there was twenty sacks shot; he said, "No, there were only fifteen"—I then left him in custody of the other constable, and went to David Wells' house; it is a coal-shed and greengrocer's shop—I found him at home; I asked him where his son was, he said he was in the back—at that time Charles Wells came from the back of the house—I told him he had been to Myddleton-square that morning, and there was fifteen sacks shot instead of twenty, and he must go back with me to the gentleman's in Myddleton-square—he said there were two tons shot—I then took them back to Mr. Millaret—David Wells went with us; I asked him where Lamb was, he said he was round at the stable—going along to Mr. Millaret's, or before I left the shop, I told David Wells I believed that the younger prisoners would be charged with stealing five sacks of coals; he said he hoped not—when we reached Mr. Millaret's, I, David Wells and Charles Wells went in, leaving Lamb and Wilson outside—we had a conversation about the five sacks and David Wells begged Mr. Millaret not to prosecute them; he said, "If you do not prosecute them, I will make you a present of one or two ton of coals, or anything you may wish"—Mr. Millaret said he would not be robbed in that manner—I then took them to the station—David Wells went with Mr. Millaret one way, and I took the other prisoners the other—I believe we got to the station first—David Wells came there afterwards and claimed the vans and horses—I searched Wilson and found this ticket in his pocket—something was said about there being no name on the coal-van; David Wells heard that conversation, and he said there was a name—I searched, and after some time I found the name of William Lee, Mark-lane, City; and on the coke-van I found, "Great Northern Coal Company, Kings' Cross Depdt;" I found no name of any owner on it—Charles Wells, Lamb, and Wilson were afterwards brought before the Magistrate—David Wells then made an application for the vans and horses, and the sacks; he also asked for this coal-ticket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on that occasion the Magistrate asked for Mr. Millaret's cheque; Wells said he had got it at home—the Magistrate ordered me to give back the vans and horses to David Wells on the condition that he gave back the cheque to Mr. Millaret—the cheque was received at the station, I was not present—Sergeant Baldock gave up the vans to David Wells—I have been to 59 Mark-lane—there had been a coal office there, I found none when I went—at David Wells' house I found two large boards on each side of the house with, "Great Northern Coal Company Office" written upon them—on 27th I took Jones into custody; on searching him I found this pocket-book, and these two bills (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there are a number of orders in the book, apparently given to him from different persons—the bills are headed, "Dr. to H. Clarke."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for David and Charles Wells.) Q.</hi> David Wells was not taken in custody at all on the first occasion, was he?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he appeared next day before the Magistrate on a summons to answer the charge—the other prisoners were examined or remanded, before David Wells was summoned at all—he appeared in answer to the summons, and claimed the horses and vans—nobody put rue in motion in this matter;</p>
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<p>I had had no communication made to me before I went to Myddleton-squre—I had not seen the board up at David Wells' before this—when I went there after I had been to Myddleton-square, he did not say, "What is the matter, what is all this about?" and I did not say to him, "I will let you know when I have been back to Myddleton-square, and not before;" nothing of the kind—when I asked him where Charles Wells was, he said, "What is all this about?" and I told him I could not tell him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Lamb</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you standing when you first saw the coals unloaded?
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> At the comer of Myddleton
<lb/>square, the corner against Upper Chadwell-street—I was standing at the corner of the green enclosure; that would be about opposite No. 19 or 20—I was not standing there when the van drove up—I found the van there; I was following it up Chadwell-street—I first saw the van in St. John-street-road at the corner of Rawstorne-street; I was on duty there—I followed the van; I had my suspicions; from the sacks being delivered from one van into the other—it was the ordinary course of my beat all round there—I believe there was some of the coke taken into the house—I was at one time under a different impression—I might have changed my mind the same day, on looking at the coals below—I was examined before the Magistrate after I had seen the coals—I was then under the impression that no sacks had been brought into the house—I went there the same afternoon to see the quality of the coal that was delivered—I could tell some had been brought into the house by the way they were heaped up in the cellar; the coal was completely hidden by the coke, it was on the top of it—I do not think they could shoot them all down the hole—I saw all the coals shot, and the sacks counted, but I might have turned round while the coke was being delivered; I cannot be positive as to that—I am sure no coals were brought into the house—I did not turn my head when the coals were being delivered; I was watching the coals particularly—the servant told me the coke had been brought into the house; that caused me to change my mind—before she told me that, I thought and said that none had been brought into the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Wilson</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you were standing at the corner; was that corner distant from the house somewhere about from sixty to a hundred yards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About sixty-six yards; I have stepped it—before any delivery took place, the iron plate in the pavement was lifted up, I saw that—when the coals were delivered, Lamb and Wilson were on the van—the coals were not carried on their shoulders, they were shot out of the tail of the van down on to the hole, the bottom of the sack rested on the van—Wilson did not tell me at any time that he had been fetched to that job by Lamb early that morning—I am quite sure I found the ticket on Wilson—I did not find it on one of the others—I do not say it was on Wilson because his name appears to be on it; I undertake to say positively that I found it on Wilson, and not on Wells—I know the ticket by the name on the front of it; I know nothing of the marks on the back—when I first saw them, Wilson was riding by the side of Wells.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ERNEST JONES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Jones</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you before to-day produced that pocket-book and bill that you found on Jones?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was produced to the Magistrate—I cannot recollect whether I produced it or not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure you found that book on Jones?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, and this blank paper headed," Great Northern Coal Com
<lb/>pany"—there is "Wilson, carman" on that—I am positive I took this paper</p>
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<p>from Wilson—it was Lamb who handed the five sacks from the coke-van to the coal-van in St. John-street—they were thrown on the top—Wilson and Charles Wells were then on the coal-van—I am positive only fifteen sacks were delivered—there were twenty sacks in the van when I first saw it in Rawstorne-street—after they had delivered the coals at Mr. Millaret's, they took away twenty-five sacks, that is, twenty empty and five full ones.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-10" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL MILLARET</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker at 10, Myddleton-square—just before 19th June, Jones called on me—he said he had come from the Great Northern Coal Company, and he requested me to give him an order for some coals, and I did give him one for two tons of cdals, and one chaldron of coke—I asked him, "What Company, what agent?" and he said, "Mr. Clarke;"it was then I gave him the order—I think I had once before given an order to the Great Northern Coal Company—I believed the statement that Jones made to me; if I had not believed the statement, I should not have given the order—that was all that passed between us—on the 18th, the coals came and were not delivered, because the coke was not with them—on the morning of the 19th, I was told by the servant that the coals and coke had come—I was up stairs, I saw nothing of the delivery of the coals myself—after the delivery, I told Charles Wells I would settle his account; I gave him a cheque for it—the servant brought me the bill; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I gave this cheque for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this stamp, "Paid, W. Smith, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."was on when the bill was handed to me—(
<hi rend="italic">This was headed</hi>, "Great Northern Coal Company, King's Cross, H. Clarke, seller,"
<hi rend="italic">and the receipt was</hi>, "Received,
<hi rend="italic">pro</hi> H. Clarke, paid, W. Smith, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)"—The policeman came to me and told me something, and afterwards David Wells, his son, and the two carmen came back to my place—I said I should prosecute them; I was aghast, I said it was a rascally trick—before I said that I don't think I had mentioned in the presence of David Wells what the trick was, or what had been said about it—he begged me not to prosecute them; he said he would give me anything I liked, he would give me any quantity of coal I liked—I said I did not want his coal—a few words were exchanged, and they went to the station—I afterwards received back this cheque, Wells himself brought it to me—that was after he had been before the Magistrate—he did not say anything when he brought it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You ordered two tons I believe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had ordered as large a quantity as that before—my cellar would hold that and I should say more; I can't say how much more—I don't believe I looked in the cellar after I saw the policeman—there was a chaldron of coke sent—when I spoke to David Wells there was no complaint that I had not got as much coals as I ought; I don't think I made any remark at all—I have ordered coals from different places—I had heard of the Great Northern Coal Company supplying good coal, and I thought I should be supplied better than elsewhere—I thought I was dealing with a company calling themselves the Great Northern Coal Company—when Jones came I said, "What is the price of the coal?" and he told me 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and that was what I ordered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you asked the prisoner Jones who was the agent, and he said Clarke; did you at that time know that Mr. Clarke was the agent of the Great Northern Railway for the sale of coals?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones. Q.</hi> Did he mention Mr. Clarke's Christian name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-11" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Millaret—On the morning of 18th June some coals came to my master's house—Charles Wells, Lamb, and Wilson came with them—no coke came on that occasion—the next morning the same persons came bringing coal and coke—Wells came into the house; I</p>
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<p>believe be opened the grating—I was down stairs in the kitchen when the coals were shot in—after they were shot I went up stairs, went to the door, and asked them if they had put the coals down—they said "Yes, will you see the sacks counted?"—I do not know which one it was said that; it was one of the two who stood at the door, I think it was Lamb—they both counted the sacks—they counted twenty, and I went in—after that the coke was delivered—a day or two afterwards Mr. Dix came from, the Company—he examined the coals that had been delivered and took away a sample of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see him take the sample?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the cellar was not empty when those coals came—I should say there was a ton of coals in it; I don't know where they had come from—I was at home when the men came the night before to deliver the coals—they stayed an hour and a half, but master was not at home—they would not leave them without the money and I could not take them in—I saw the coals in the van on that occasion, but I did not count the sacks—they had been before that; about 3 o'clock the same afternoon—my master was at home then but they were not delivered, because they had not brought the coke—I did not watch the delivery of the coals, I was down stairs—some of the sacks of coke were brought into the house and through the kitchen—Wells told me they were going to put the coke down; he said they could not bring it all through the house, as master wished—that was said when they were putting the coal down—I am quite sure they did not bring any coal through the house; they only brought three sacks of coke through, and that was after the coal-sacks had been counted to me, I am quite sure of that—I did not count the coke-sacks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you observe how many coke
<lb/>sacks there were?
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> No; they emptied all that they had in the coke-van.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE VICKKERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 87). I was requested by Greathurst to watch the vans; I ultimately took Charles Wells into cuptody—I found on him this invoice (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Great Northern Railway Company, depot. King's Cross; 19th June. Mr. Gompertz debtor to H. Clarke, one ton Silkstone received,
<hi rend="italic">pro</hi> H. Clarke")—I also found on him this ticket for two tons of Elseca coals, which the father afterwards claimed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About what time was it that Great
<lb/>hurst spoke to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten minutes to nine in the morning; he had not spoken to me about it over-night—he did not tell me how he came to be watching until he saw me in the square—he did not tell me who had de
<lb/>sired him to watch, or who put him in motion in this matter—I did not know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-13" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH KIRK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Kirk, of Brett's-buildings, High-street, Camberwell, butcher—I do not know Jones—he is very like the young man that called for orders—I believe he has called on me for an order for coals—I afterwards received this invoice of June 21st, 1860, (
<hi rend="italic">marked G</hi>)—I did not pay it, my husband paid it—there was simply an order for coals when Jones called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You cannot be certain that the prisoner was the person who called on you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-14" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-14" type="surname" value="STURGE"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-14" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STURGE</persName> </hi>. I am a coal-merchant, carrying on business at Bridge-wharf, City-road, the Great Western Railway and the Midland Railway—I have carried on business rather more than ten years—my father was a coal-merchant—the name of our firm is Edward and William Sturge—Mr. Lee is not a partner of ours—he is a gentleman of respectability in the coal
<lb/>trade—I cannot say that I know any of the prisoners.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to this evidence as irrelevant and not applicable to any of the Counts in the indictment. The Recorder was of opinion that it wat irrelevant.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-15" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-15" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-15" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-15" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA COHEN</persName> </hi>. I reside with Mrs. Gompertz, who lives at 37, Keppel
<lb/>street—I recollect the prisoner Jones's face—I saw him once—he asked for an order for coal, and we gave him the order—he did not say where he came from.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you saw Jones once?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I recollect his face—I recollect seeing him once, I don't think I saw him any more—people came often for orders, but I cannot say that it was he or not—I cannot swear that Jones was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-16" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-16" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-16" type="surname" value="ABRAHAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-16" type="given" value="PAULINA"/>PAULINA ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mrs. Gompertz—I remember, one Wednesday some coals being delivered at my mistress's—Charles Wells came with them, and Wilson, I believe—Wells gave me this bill—he said he came from the Great Northern Railway—(
<hi rend="italic">bill read</hi>: "Great Northern Railway Coal Company—Depot, King's Cross. Mrs. Gompertz, debtor to H. Clarke; 20th June, 1860.—Silkstone, 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many persons altogether did you see?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two; Charles Wells and Wilson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever seen either of the men who came on that occasion, before that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I afterwards saw them in custody at the police-court—it was in June, I believe—I can't recollect how long ago it was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure that the two you pointed out delivered the coals to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that Wells said he came from the Great Northern Railway; was Wilson with him at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Wilson was putting in the coals—he was engaged with the coals at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-17" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-17" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-17" type="surname" value="GREATHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-17" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GREATHURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) The book I found on Jones consists of loose papers folded in the form of a book—here is an entry, "Mrs. Gompertz, 37, Keppel-street, Russell-square, one ton Silkstone, 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;" also "F. Sowton, two tons, 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 76, Harley-street:" "Mr. Grove, five tons of best Wallsend, 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 46, Upper Harley-street;" "Mr. Anderson, six tons, N. Chambers; 24, Nottingham-place, New-road."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw David Wells at the shop, did not he tell you that he was in the habit of hiring out his waggon to different persons, and that he had nothing to do with their transactions with coals?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said his waggons stood there for hire, he did not say he was in the habit of hiring them out—he did not say he knew nothing of this transaction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-18" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-18" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-18" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT NEWEY</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Sowton, 76, Upper Harley-street—I have seen Jones there—I do not know the date, but it was in July; he called for orders for coals—I asked him for a card, and he said he had not got one with him, but he would bring one the next time he came, and he wrote on a piece of paper, "H. Clarke,"—I destroyed that—he also wrote the price of the coals on it, 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I think it was—I was not present when the coals were delivered after that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-19" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-19" type="surname" value="JUDD"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-19" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JUDD</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Sowton, 76, Harley-street—I re
<lb/>member some coals being delivered at our house—they were not brought by either of the prisoners—I received this ticket with them—I did not receive it from either of the prisoners—I saw Jones when he called—I answer the bell till one o'clock, and the housemaid afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-20" type="given" value="LEON"/>LEON RHEIMS</persName> </hi>. I was servant to Mr. William Richard Grove, 46, Upper</p>
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<p>Harley-street—I know Jones; he came to ask for an invoice—some coals had been delivered at Mr. Grove's before that, and Jones came and said the invoice was not in the regular way, and I went to my master—he took the invoice, came down, and wrote on the invoice—I gave it to Jones—I think he wrote the first in pencil and afterwards in ink—he wrote something else with ink, but I do not know what it was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you left Mr. Grove?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three weeks—I left because they have left for Paris and do not want a servant—I went and opened the door myself when Jones called—I am certain that he was the man I let in—I gave the invoice to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-21" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER HAYWOOD</persName> </hi>. In June last I was kitchen-maid to Mr. Grove, 46, Upper Harley-street—I remember the day of the review, 23d June—I saw some coals delivered on that day; I did not see any invoice delivered with them—I showed the men to the cellar—I could not speak to the men—they were put all in one cellar—the coals in use at that time were in another—a gentleman called afterwards; I showed him the cellar in which those coals were placed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-22" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STONE</persName> </hi>. I am coachman to Mr. Anderson, 34, Nottingham-place, Marylebone—on Saturday, 23d June, six tons of coals were delivered at that house by the prisoners Wilson and Charles Wells—Jane Ridley is a cook in my master's service—I was not present when she paid a cheque to any one—I did not receive any bill, they simply delivered the coals.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-23" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-23" type="surname" value="RIDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-23" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE RIDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am cook in this establishment—I cannot speak confi
<lb/>dently that I received this bill, but I received a cheque from my master to pay for the coals—I put it on the kitchen table—I did not see my master write on it before he brought it to me—he brought it to me in the kitchen—I did not have this bill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-24" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-24" type="surname" value="BAYER"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-24" type="given" value="MARIE"/>MARIE BAYER</persName> </hi>. I am wife of Mr. Philip Bayer, 16, Half Moon-street, Piccadilly—I remember Jones calling on me in April last for an order for coals—he said he came from the Great Northern Coal Company, and asked me if I wished to have some coals—he did not say anything as to the quality or kind of coal—I told him that I was supplied with coals—I did not see him at any time afterwards—I received some coals a short time after; I can't say exactly what day—my husband had ordered them—I was not present when he ordered them—my husband received this invoice—he is in Germany.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-25" type="surname" value="HIRD"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-25" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HIRD</persName> </hi>. I am coal clerk at the Great Northern Railway Company's Coal depdt, at King's Cross—persons in trade buying coals at that depdt pur
<lb/>chase them of me—I give them what is called a loading order—Willcox, my assistant, issues orders when I am busy—on 18th June I sold a ton of Elseca coals to a person of the name of Wells—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the order I made out—it is for Elseca, No. 2; they are 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per ton—I gave the person this ticket, No. 179.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you manage the coal business at the King's Cross station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am the dealers'clerk; I sell coals to dealers and merchants or any person who comes with a horse and cart and fetches them away—very few persons come unless they belong to the trade—I do not know whether the Great Northern Kail way Company deal in coals; it is their station—Mr. Herbert Clarke is the agent; he is my master—I am not aware that the Company send out men to sell coals without a previous order; I am sure we do not do so—I never heard of such a thing being done—I have been in the employment over six years and in the same department—when coals are ordered I have nothing to do with the selection of the quality; I give</p>
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<p>the order; which is taken first to the weigh-bridge, and then to the inspector to see the cart loaded—There is a person named Bowen—he has nothing to do with the selection of the coals; he contracts to load the coals—he has nothing to do with Elseca or other coals—it is the inspector's duty to direct what kind of coals are to be loaded—there are separate bays for the different coals—we have not any Wallsend—Wallsend are loaded there, but they are not our coals, they are stored there for sale; they are kept separate—Mr. Saunders superintends the keeping of them separate—I know the prices of the different coals—there are some Wallsend better than others—I can't say that any are bad—there are two qualities of Elseca—Wallsend would, at any time, fetch a higher price than the beet Elseca—the worst Silkstone I know of is better than the best Elseca—Hartley is a different kind of coal; it is a farnace coal used by bakers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you cannot speak accurately as to the different qualities of coal?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I know the prices I am required to sell by—Mr. Diz is one of our inspectors, he understands the quality of the coal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-26" type="surname" value="WILCOX"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-26" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN WILCOX</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Great Northern Railway Coal depôt—on 18th June I sold to David Wells two tons of Elseca best, and two tons of Elseca No. 2—I gave him these tickets; they are in my handwriting—on the same day I sold some to another person, who I do not see here—he was a younger man; he came in before David Wells went out, and he spoke to him—I cannot say what he said—I gave him this ticket,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-27" type="surname" value="MURRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at the weigh-bridge at the Great Northern Coal depôt—I receive tickets for coals from the purchasers, weigh their empty vans, put the weight to the tickets, and return them to the par
<lb/>ties—they then go to the coal depôt and present the ticket to the loading inspector—I remember one day a waggon coming with the name of Lee upon it—I know the prisoners Wells—I cannot speak to their having received any coals—I see my initials on this ticket, No. 173—that indicates my authority to somebody for their van to be loaded with coals.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-28" type="surname" value="NEWTON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-28" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I am loading inspector at the Great Northern Coal depôt—when any one brings a coal-ticket I order the vans to be loaded, and see them loaded—we keep the tickets and book them, and give them up to the weigh-bridge officer—I see a mark on this ticket, 173, which tells me that I saw these coals loaded—I cannot tell into what van they were loaded.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-29" type="surname" value="DIX"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DIX</persName> </hi>. I am a coal inspector in the employ of the Great Northern Railway Company—I understand the different qualities of coal and their prices—I went to Mr. Millaret's, 10, Myddleton-square, and examined some coal there—they were what is termed Elseca No. 2—the price of the best Wallsend at that time was 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per ton to dealers—I afterwards went to Mrs. Gompertz, in Keppel-street, and examined some coal there; it was Elseca No. 2; that is a refuse coal which is generally used for steam engines, furnaces, or anything of that description—it requires a very great blast to make it burn—Silkstone coal at that time was, I believe, about 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per ton to dealers—the paper I am referring to is the report I made upon examining the coals—I also went to Mr. Kirk, 2, Bretts-buildings, Walworth-road—(
<hi rend="italic">The Court intimated that there was no evidence to go to the Jury upon this charge, or upon those referring to the case of Sowton, Groves, or Anderson.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you are acquainted with the qualities of coals; do you mean as they come from the pit, or as they are afterwards mixed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As they come from the pits in trucks to the stations—I have no knowledge of the places where the coal is raised; I judge of it from its appearance and the burning—the Elseca, No. 2, is only</p>
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<p>a refuse from the Elaeca best; it is not used as an ordinary house coal—I have nothing to do with the selection of coal, merely in passing an opinion as to what coals they are if they come up without tickets, but we are not allowed to shoot any coal till we get the invoices from the pit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you had experience of the nature and quality of coal?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have been in the coal-trade myself about twenty
<lb/>four years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-30" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-30" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the coal depot, and am the con
<lb/>signee of the greater part of the coal that comes up by railway—I have the management of the coal that is consigned to me—I have never employed Jones or given him any authority to sell coals for me as an agent, or in my name, or in the name of the Great Northern Railway—I know none of the prisoners by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> A great many of the names of the coals are merely conventional names, are they not; for instance, Wallsend coals do not come from any particular pit?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am the consignee of no Wallsend coal—it is a conventional name; a good deal of coal is called Wallsend that is not Wallsend—I was once the consignee of Lambton coals—the Great Northern Company does not deal in coal—the coal I sell I sell in my own name, not in the name of the Great Northern Company—I do not carry on business under the name of the Great Northern Railway Coal Company—I have sold Walls
<lb/>end coal—it is possible that when a customer has ordered Wallsend coals I may have sent him different qualities mixed together;—we used to sell it as Lambton or Adelaide Tees, but I will not say that when we have been short, Adelaide Tees and Wallsend may not have been mixed—I did not communi
<lb/>cate the fact of the mixture to the customer, because they were both Walls
<lb/>end—the origin of the term Wallsend was coal that was found nearest the old Roman wall—I am not aware that it applied to a particular pit—Silkstone comes from a different part of the world—I have not had a mixture of Silk
<lb/>stone and Yorkshire given to a customer as Wallsend—I am sure of that—I may have been asked on the subject before in this court, perhaps—some years ago I was here—I am not aware that the late Recorder said it was very dishonest of the Company—I did not admit on that occasion that coals were sent from the Great Northern station, at King's Cross, mixed, Wallsend and Silkstone, and delivered to the customer as Wallsend; I will swear that—to the best of my belief such a thing has not been done, and therefore I could not have admitted it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> My friend Mr. Giffard has had the advantage of being counsel for the company?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On more than one occasion—I never sold Elseca coals, at 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a ton, for best Wallsend or Silkstone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MILLARWT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was anything said about the coals at the time you gave the order?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked what was the price of the best ooals, and Jones said 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I told him to send me two tons of that coal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which he had received on account of
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<interp inst="t18600813-669-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FELICE CRECCHI</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600813-670-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-670-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing a watch and chain of the value of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-670-offence-1 t18600813-name-41"/>Nicola Moggi</persName>, his master, to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600813-670-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-670-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-670-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-670-18600813 t18600813-670-punishment-6"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WILLIAMS</hi> (60)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600813-671-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-671-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-672-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 1 pewter pot and two drinking glasses, value 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the property of
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<interp inst="t18600813-673-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600813-674-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-674-18600813 t18600813-674-punishment-10"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi> M.P.; Mr. Aid.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>spiring with
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Clemitson</persName>, to obtain goods by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">F.H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-54" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WILEY</persName> </hi>. I was salesman to Theodore Hyla Jennens, and Co. before their bankruptcy, and, after that, I was retained as salesman by the creditors' assignees, Thomas Phillips and George Alcock—on 4th March, in this year, somebody, giving the name of Dennistoun, called at my place of business, No. 6, Halkin-street-west—he said he required a small selection of papier-machô goods, for a correspondent of his—he gave me, in writing, this reference," W. Robertson, and Co. 38, Crutched-friars, ship-brokers"—he gave me as his own address, 33, Great Tower-street—in consequence of what he said, I wrote to Messrs. Robertson, of Crutched-friars, to say that a per
<lb/>son named Deunistoun had applied for some goods; I stated the amount, and asked if Messrs. Denmstoun, and Co. were trustworthy—I received this letter in answer (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "36, Crutched-friars, London, 9th March, 1860. Mr. Wiley, 6, Halkin-street—Sir, in reply to your note of yesterday, we con
<lb/>sider the firm of Deunistoun, and Co. to be highly respectable and trustworthy.</p>
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<p>—Signed, Robertson, and Co.")—before I wrote the letter to them I told Clemitson what our terms were as to payment—I afterwards received a ship, ping order—I afterwards gave certain goods to Prosser to take to St. Katharine's Docks—they were marked, "D," in a triangle, "101."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you received that letter from Robertson's by return of post?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was; it was very soon—I did not afterwards go to Crutched-friars to make inquiries about Robertson, and Co.—I did not personally make any inquiries at all, either at Tower-street or Crutched-friars—the goods were to be for cash, within a month—I con
<lb/>sidered Robertson's reply was sufficient—I never had any dealings with him before—I knew his father; I believe he was a broker in the city—I do not know that he was also an underwriter, or that he was a broker in a very large way—I believe he was at Crutched-friars; the same place—I do not know that he was there forty or fifty years—I believe he carried on business where the prisoner is, for many years—I do not know that the prisoner's mother has the house at the present moment—I know his mother—I do not know whether she has that house or not—when I went there to make in
<lb/>quiries after Robertson she represented that she was the housekeeper—beyond that I know nothing—I do not know that she is the owner of that house—she represented herself to me as the housekeeper, and would not even know anything about Mr. Robertson—she did not represent herself to me as the owner of the house—I did not know then that she was living there with her son—I did not know then that she was Mrs. Robertson, but I have known it since—I did not make any appointment with Mr. Robertson to meet me—I do not know that before these proceedings were taken, before he was given into custody, there was an offer on his part to pay for these goods; that he had been led into this—I never heard a single syllable about offering to pay, either from his mother or his brother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-55" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PROSSER</persName> </hi>. I received a parcel of goods from the last witness, and took it to St. Katharine's dock—it was marked "D," in a triangle "101.".</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-56" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FIFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Johnson, messenger in the matter of Jenuens—I went to 33, Great Tower-street, after the expiration of the month—there was tho name of James Dennistoun, and Co. on the plate-glass window of a door—that was shortly after 10th April—the room door was open—there was nothing in the room—I afterwards went to Robertson's, 38, Crutched-friars—I did not see Robertson—I should say that I called thereat least thirty times before seeing him—when I did see him I told him that I had come in consequence of the reference he had given to James Dennistoun—I asked him if his name was William Robertson—he said it was—I said "My name is Fifield; I want to speak to you in reference to the goods you have had, as they were not paid for"—he took me into a back office on the second floor, and I then showed him that reference which he had sent to James Dennistoun—I asked him if he seut that—he said he did—I thensaid that it looked very suspicious, and he had better accompany me to Messrs. Sole and Turner's, solicitors, and explain it, as I had been so many times and never could see him—he declined to do so, but said he was alwaysto be met with between 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 2—I did not find that that was the case—I never found him till I took him into custody on 22d May—I think that was about three weeks after—I met him quite promiscuously, the day before the Derby—he said that he had been recommeuded to James Dennistoun by a Liverpool captain—that was on the first day that I saw him—he said that he had shipped them on board the
<hi rend="italic">John Phillips</hi>, on the 10th of March—those were hi» actual words.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> His name was in the list of shipping-brokers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I believe so—I am not aware that there is any licence for a shipping
<lb/>broker—I know now that the prisoner's mother occupies the house in Crutched-friars—I do not know that his father lived there for many years and carried on business for many years—I do not know what his father was at all—I have not made any inquiries—I have seen Mrs. Robertson a great many times, but I never knew for a great while that she was Mrs. Robert
<lb/>son—I believe the prisoner only occupies the one room—his mother lets out the floors to different persons—it is all used as offices—she lives at the back part of the premises—I left a note with the prisoner's mother, to make an appointment with the prisoner, and I met him the following morning at 12 o'clock, the time appointed—that was after I had been there a number of times and never could see him—he met me at 38, Crutched
<lb/>friars—it was immediately after I requested him to go with me to Sole and Turner's, that I first instructed a police-constable—I took a summons out at Westminster police-office shortly after—the money was not tendered to me, in anyway, before the summons was served, or before he was in custody—it was tendered in the presence of Messrs. Sole and Turner, after the proceedings were taken at Westminster police-court—the money for the goods was not tendered to me before he was in custody, or to my attornies, that I am aware of—I did hear something of it, but I do not know that the money was actually tendered to Messrs. Sole and Turner—I believe the amount was to be tendered if we would forego the prosecution—it was the 22d of May that he was taken into custody—I took him in custody in Thames-street—directly I showed him the letter, he admittted that he sent it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-57" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KNOWLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 141). I am the summoning-officer for Westminster police-court—I left the summons at Crutched-friars, on 5th May last, with Mrs. Robertson, the prisoner's mother".</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-58" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PAVITT</persName> </hi>. I am an export wharfinger at St. Katharine's Docks—I produce a delivery order of March 14th, signed Robertson and Co.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS FIFIELD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In whose writing do you believe this order to be?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The name of Robertson and Co. is in the handwriting of the prisoner, and the body of it is the writing of another witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you seen the writing of the prisoner before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The letter and the reference that he sent, that is the only time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-59" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TALLANT</persName> </hi> I reside in the New Kent-road, and am a com
<lb/>mission agent—the body of this paper is in my writing—the signature is in Mr. Robertson's—I saw him write it; but not this other one—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "To the superintendent of St. Katharine's Docks. Please deliver to bearer the undermentioned, sent down for the John
<hi rend="italic">Phillips</hi>, for New Zealand, D (
<hi rend="italic">in a triangle</hi>), 101.
<hi rend="italic">Signed</hi>: J. Robertson and Co., 38, Crutched-friars, 14th March, 1860.")—I took that down to St. Katharine's Docks—Mr. Clemitson went with me—he was present when that was written—I knew Mr. Clemitson; he had an office in Great Tower-street—he carried on business in the name of Dennistoun & Co.—I got the case marked D, in a triangle—I took it to 38, Crutched-friars; I left it just inside the passage—that is the house of the prisoner—Mr. Clemitson was just behind me and he saw me leave it in the passage—that was all I had to do.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> A commission agent, acting for anybody; for Mr. Clemitson on that occasion—he asked Mr. Robertson for the order, and then asked if I would go to the Docks and fetch it, and employ a man to take it to the office—I was obliged to have the order of the shipping broker, either to ship the goods or to get them, inland, I</p>
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<p>believe—Clemitson did not want me to accompany him—he asked me to go and fetch the things—he merely asked me to go and superintend it—to see that they were delivered properly—I went as far as the dock gates—I employed a man with a truck to take them from the docks—I don't know the man's name; he is a man who stands outside St. Katharine's Docks—he is generally to be found there—I employed the man, and paid him—Clemitson was not seen in the transaction—the man took the truck right up to Crutched-friars, and put the box in the passage—Clemitson was behind me—I did not see the prisoner at the time I brought the box back—I don't know at all where Clemitson is—I have not seen him since that very day, 14th March—I don't know that he took himself off directly this matter came to light—I have had no communication with him at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-60" type="surname" value="PAVITT"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-60" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PAVITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I also produce a deposit order of the 9th March—the case was received on the 10th—the
<hi rend="italic">John Phillips</hi> finished her loading on 25th April, and I saw her go out of dock on the 26th—goods which are going to be taken away by ships are frequently fetched away instead of leaving them there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> They can only be got out in the name of the person whose they are?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I knew Mr. Robertson's father, I should think, since 1830—I should say that I knew him for twenty years, carrying on business as a broker in the very place where the prisoner now lives, 38, Outched-friars—I cannot say that we have had any transaction with the prisoner for some years—I do not think that it was "Robertson k Co." when the father was alive—I was not aware that the son was taken into the business before the father died—I do not know whether it was so or not—it was "William Robertson," for many years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-61" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STOKES</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Hungerford-street, Commercial-road—I am sometimes employed at 38, Crutehed-friars, by Mrs. Robertson, and some
<lb/>times by Mr. Robertson—I saw a box in the passage there, but I do not know what month it was—I saw a mark on it, "D," in a triangle, "101"—I can't say how long ago that was—it was since Christmas—it remained there about a day or two before anything was done with it—then Mr. Clemitson came and asked me to help him up stairs with it—it was taken up stairs by Mr. Clemitson and me, into Favan & Co.'s office, on the second floor front, the office next to Mr. Robertson's—I had seen Clemitson there often with Mr. Robertson—this was on a Saturday—Mr. Robertson asked me if anybody had spoken to me about that box—I can't say how soon that was after I helped the box up stairs—it was not the same day—it was two or three weeks afterwards, at the same place, Crutched-friars—he asked me if any gentlemen had asked me any questions about a case marked, "triangle D"—I told him they had—he said, "It is a case now; you have made a case of it"—he said, "Oh Christ! oh Christ!"—he then said, "Would you like to have four years imprisonment?"—I said, "No."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-62" type="given" value="ANTHONY WILLIAM"/>ANTHONY WILLIAM MONGER</persName> </hi>. I am in the detective force—I know a person of the name of Clemitson—on Saturday, 2d June, I went to 23, South
<lb/>grove, Peckham—I was in company with Mr. Fifield, in Mr. Wilson's house—I went there to make some inquiries—while standing at the window there, T saw Mr. Clemitson, Robertson, and a poulterer named Owen, come to the gate—Robertson was at that time out on bail—it was after the time he had been at the police-court—he said once to me, when he had been up at the Westminster police-court two or three times, that he would render me all the assistance in his power to find Clemitson, and if we found Clemitson he would get over it—Robertson was not admitted to bail after I</p>
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<p>had given my evidence—I saw Clemitson and Robertson together—Clemit
<lb/>son got away on that day over the garden wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Mrs. Clemitson there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she knew me very well—she saw me at the window—she kept me at the door seven minutes, before she opened the door, long enough for her husband to get away—Mrs. Robertson was not there—I never saw her there—I have seen Mrs. Clemitson three or four times with Mrs. Robertson.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-63" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COLE</persName> </hi>. I reside at 33, Great Tower-street, City—I did not let a room in that house to a person of the name of Dennistoun; I have the looking after the offices—there was a room let to him in December, or there
<lb/>about—I never saw any business transacted there—there was one chair there, and a carpet there once, but the carpet was moved out a few days after
<lb/>wards—a lad used to come there for letters—one day, when the lad came for letters, I followed him to 38, Crutched-friars—I stayed outside half an hour—he did not come out when I was there—I followed him again, a few days afterwards, and he went to the same place again—I once went into this office and saw that boy there—I saw that same lad at the police-court—he came to solicit an adjournment of the summons on behalf of Robertson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Clemitson is a flourishy, imposing sort of man, is not he?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know him at all—I did not know the person who went under the name of Dennistoun.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES TALLANT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Clemitson a man of flourishy, imposing appearance and address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; rather a fine looking person—looks gentlemanly—not so old as forty-live, I think—I should think about thirty-five.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN ELISHA"/>JOHN ELISHA WILSON</persName> </hi>. I reside at 23, South-grove, Peckham—I know Clemitson and Robertson—they were residing at 24, next door to me—I think they were living together in that house from 2d March, till the time Monger came—I saw them together often—Monger came on 2d Jnne—I think Clemitson let Robertson in at the moment Monger came—it might be that Robertson let Ciemitson in—the two were at the gate at the same time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Clemitson living there long before Robertson came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Clemitson was a tenant of ours at Michaelmas—Robertson came, I believe, some time in February—I don't know whether Clemitson took lodgers there before that, I have seen no one there—I know Robertson lived there, because I used to see him go out the first thing in the morning, and come back there at night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever seen any person residing in that house, except Clemitson and Robertson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; except their wives and families—I saw somebody whom I presume to be Robertson's wife; and I have seen Clemitson's wife too—on the occasion when they were at the gate and Monger came, Clemitson ran down the garden—I lost sight of him and never saw anything of him afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="def1-678-18600813" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS DAWSON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600813-678-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-678-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch, value 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
<persName id="t18600813-name-70" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-70" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-70" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-678-offence-1 t18600813-name-70"/>George Bailey</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-71" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BAILEY</persName> </hi>. On 31st July I was at the Blackwall Railway-station at Fenchurch-street at twenty minutes before 10 o'clock—I felt the prisoner at my watch—he made a start, and I ran and caught him in the act of putting the watch in another man's pocket; I am quite clear the prisoner is the man—I called the policeman and he took him—he was standing still when I caught him, and he denied that he had taken the watch—I said, "Never mind, you are the man that robbed me of my watch"—he had a coat on his right arm—this is the watch, it has the maker's name inside it and my own name; it was made for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did this happen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About twenty minutes to 10 o'clock—it was near the Blackwall station—there had been an excursion—there were a great many people—I am not aware that I had ever seen the prisoner before—the first thing that attracted my attention was the tug at my watch—there were a good many people about, and a good deal of pushing and struggling to get by—I saw the prisoner near me after I felt the tug—I did not cry out that I had lost my watch till I had collared the prisoner; I followed him as close as possible through the mob and collared him myself—the other man, Mr. Green, was near; he was waiting for some of his children—the prisoner was in the crowd at the time he was putting the watch in the pocket, and I collared him—this was at night—I saw the prisoner drop the Watch behind him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said you saw him in the act of putting the watch in Mr. Green's pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did—Mr. Green put his hand back and said, "Don't put it in my pocket," and in the scuffle it fell on the pavement—he was working his hand under the coat into Mr. Green's pocket—the prisoner was in front of me, and Mr. Green was by my side—there were other people about—we were not pushing about till the policeman came—I saw the prisoner with my watch in his right hand, and he was putting it into the pocket of a loose alpaca coat of Mr. Green; Mr. Green was standing with his side towards me—I had been in the excursion train and started twenty
<lb/>five minutes past 9 in the morning; I had not been drinking—I only had part of a pot of half-and-half amongst four of us—I had nothing more but tea.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-72" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-72" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter in Billingsgate market—I was with the last witness at the station in Fenchurch-street on 31st July—I was looking for my little boy—I felt a shove at my pocket—the last witness collared the prisoner immediately, and said "He has got my watch"—I said, "No, he has dropped it in my pocket"—the policeman took the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did the prosecutor say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said to the prisoner "You have got my watch"—there was a crowd—the excursion train had come in—till I felt this my attention was not drawn to the pocket—when I looked down I saw the prisoner's hand drawn away—I did not look at him before I felt this—there were several other persons about but not so near to me as he was—there were several persons pushing me about—I had not been with the excursion, I had been at work all day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-73" type="surname" value="ELWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-73" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ELWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 519). I was on duty in front of the</p>
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<p>Blackwall railway-station—I saw the prosecutor and the prisoner struggling—the prosecutor said the prisoner had stolen his watch, and Mr. Green said "He has put it in my pocket"—I asked for it and it had dropped on the ground, it was picked up and given to Mr. Green and he gave it to me—I took the prisoner to the station and went back at 11 o'clock; I took a lamp and found the bow of the watch just on the spot where the struggle had been—I found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the prisoner—he refused his address at first, but after the charge was taken he gave his address, which I found was correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-678-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-678-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600813-678-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-678-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-678-18600813 t18600813-678-punishment-13"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="def1-679-18600813" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-679-18600813" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-679-18600813" type="age" value="29"/>
<interp inst="def1-679-18600813" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="def1-679-18600813" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE YOUNG</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t18600813-679-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-679-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-679-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18600813-name-75" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-75" type="surname" value="CHALLONER"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-75" type="given" value="HENRY ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-679-offence-1 t18600813-name-75"/>Henry Alfred Challoner</persName>, and stealing 1 copper-plate and other goods, value 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money his property; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600813-679-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-679-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-679-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600813-679-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-679-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-679-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-679-18600813 t18600813-679-punishment-14"/>Confined Twelve Month</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-680-18600813" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-680-18600813" type="age" value="57"/>
<interp inst="def1-680-18600813" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def1-680-18600813" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi> (57)</persName>
<rs id="t18600813-680-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-680-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-680-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 1 metal measure, value 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
<persName id="t18600813-name-77" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-77" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-77" type="surname" value="DEWHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-77" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-680-offence-1 t18600813-name-77"/>Esther Dewhurst</persName>; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600813-680-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-680-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-680-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600813-680-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-680-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-680-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-680-18600813 t18600813-680-punishment-15"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald., M.P.; Mr.'
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KEBB</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-681-18600813" type="age" value="23"/>
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<interp inst="def1-681-18600813" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HERMAN LEHMANN</hi> (23)</persName>, Was indicted
<rs id="t18600813-681-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-681-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-681-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>for stealing, on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-681-offence-1 t18600813-cd-1"/>8th June</rs>, 7 yards of silk, value 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-681-offence-1 t18600813-cd-2"/>16th June</rs>, 64 yards of silk, value 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-681-offence-1 t18600813-cd-3"/>7th July</rs>, 15 yards of silk, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18600813-name-79" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-79" type="surname" value="KILLY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-79" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-681-offence-1 t18600813-name-79"/>Charles</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-80" type="surname" value="KILLY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-80" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600813-681-offence-1 t18600813-name-80"/>Thomas Killy</persName> and another, his masters, having been before convicted; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-681-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-681-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600813-681-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-681-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-681-18600813 t18600813-681-punishment-16"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-682-18600813" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-682-18600813" type="age" value="26"/>
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<interp inst="def1-682-18600813" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JONES</hi> (26)</persName>, was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18600813-682-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600813-682-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-682-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> (see page 459) for feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-82" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-82" type="surname" value="LEON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-82" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE LEON</persName> </hi>. I am daughter to Mr. Leon, of 7, Upper Woburn-place—we had some coals of the Great Northern Coal Company—they amounted to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—a ticket had been left with them by the collector, after the coals had been delivered—in June last I was called into the hall to see somebody—I do not recollect the day—it was about the middle of June—I went into the hall and found the prisoner there—on seeing him he solicited orders for coals from the Great Northern Railway—I said we did not require any coals, and I would pay an account that was owing—he said that he had not called for the money—I said, no; but I would prefer paying him, and asked him if he had any bill with him—he said, no—I said that I had a bill with me and that he could receipt that—I paid him the money and saw him sign this receipt at the corner, "Paid, J. West, June 14th, 1856"—he left, after having signed that—I do not know the date when I saw him again—I was called out of bed on the next occasion, and on going down I found the prisoner and the policeman there—I did not go to the police-station at that time; I refused to go—I heard the prisoner speak at that time, and that added to my recollection of the man—I said I believed that he was the person—he was asked on that occasion, before he left, to give his address</p>
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<p>—I did not ask him, I told the policeman to ask him, and he wrote his address—he wrote two addresses—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the papers that he wrote on that occasion—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Mr. Henry Jones, 33, Provost-street, Hoxton," "Henry Jones, 33, Provost-street, East-road, City-road")—I saw his writing on the first occasion when he wrote the receipt to that note—I have looked at this since; in my opinion it is the writing of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TINDAL ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had not seen him before, had you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not before he solicited orders—when I was called down by the police-officer I said that the person who had called on me had no moustache—that was the fact—the servant opened the door for him the first time he called—she was not with me when the receipt was signed—the officer wanted me to go to the station with him to identify him; I refused to go—he told me that he must discharge the man if I would not swear to him—at that time I believed him to be the person, but he had no moustache, therefore it made a difference—I would not have gone that night had I been certain—the servant refused to say she could swear to him—I saw him again, after that night at the police station; that was two or three days after, I think—I am not certain—the officer took me to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What part of the station was this person in when you saw him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the dock—to the best of my belief the prisoner is the man that called on me; I firmly believe him to be the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-83" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-83" type="surname" value="GREENHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-83" type="given" value="AUGUSTA"/>AUGUSTA GREENHAM</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Leon—I remember opening the door in June last to a person who called about the coals—I do not recollect the day of the month—I believe the prisoner was the man—he said he called to solicit orders from the Great Northern for coals—I called my mistress, Miss Leon—on 26th June last I accompanied an officer to a public-house and there saw the prisoner—he was in company with several other men; I said to the officer that I believed that was the man—I did not point him out—I had a veil or at the time—I raised my veil—the prisoner saw me; he appeared to look quite straight at me, and about a minute after that he got up and went out—I heard him speak each time; when he spoke to my mistress and again at the public-house—I have not the least doubt that he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have no doubt now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have no doubt within my own mind—I thought he had not a moustache when he was at our door—I did tell the police-officer that I would not like to swear to him—I said that because I was not confident in my mind at the moment as to his being the man—I have no doubt but what he is the man, but I should not like to swear to the man positively even now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the moustache anything like so large as it is now when you saw him first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect that he had any at all—when I saw him at the public-house I don't think it was quite so large as it is now—his features enable me to say whether he is the man; I believe him to be the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-84" type="surname" value="LEON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-84" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE LEON</persName> </hi>. I am sister of the first witness—I remember seeing a man in the hall—the prisoner is very much like that man—I believe that is he—I could not swear him to be the same.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-85" type="surname" value="GREATHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-85" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GREATHURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 209). On Tuesday evening, 26th June last, between 11 and 12 o'clock I went with Augusta Greenham to a public-house—the prisoner was sitting there with others—the witness raised her veil; she was going to eat a bit of biscuit—the prisoner saw her and he immediately jumped up and walked out of the place—before that Greenham had directed my attention to him—I followed him, and on overtaking him I</p>
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<p>told him he was charged with obtaining money under false pretences from 7, Upper Woburn-place, Mr. Leon's—he said that it was not true, it was not him—after that I searched him and found on him a pocket-book and these papers, which purport to be papers belonging to the Great Northern Railway Company—I saw him write his address; he wrote twice in my presence—this receipt and the address correspond very much together, no doubt they are the same writing; I have not the least doubt of it—the prisoner also wrote this address—that was when he asked me to go to his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> After you had taken him to Miss Leon's from the public-house I believe you discharged him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the appearance of his moustache when he was first apprehended?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very slight indeed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go to the place which these papers purported to state as his address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To one of them—I found that to be his address—he had given me the right address—one is his father's address, and the other is his own.</p>
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<persName id="t18600813-name-86" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-86" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am collector of the Great Northern Railway—I remember leaving this ticket at 7, Woburn-place—I do not know the prisoner; he is not employed on our line in any capacity; nor employed by me at all at the coal depot, in collecting or anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There are other Companies I suppose calling them
<lb/>selves Great Northern Coal Companies?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe there are.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But had your Company supplied this coal to Mr. Leon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We had—I called for the money for it and left the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-87" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-87" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am collector for the coal depot—I know the collectors in the employment of the depot; the prisoner is not one of them—I and Mr. Palmer are the only two collectors.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-88" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-88" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the coal department at the Great Northern Railway Company's Coal Depot—I have not authorised the prisoner in any way to collect monies on my behalf, or on behalf of the Company—these two papers are not issued by me or by my authority—I do not know of any other Herbert Clarke as agent for a Coal Company; not for the Great Northern Railway Company or Great Northern Coal Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean to say you have never heard of a Henry Clarke?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have heard the name, I have not known the person—I have known the name as carrying on a coal business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where have you heard of his carrying on business, do you know?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I do not know his address—I have heard of him recently—I do not know that there is such a person—I have heard his name within the last three months, I should think.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before this matter arose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Before, and possibly since—I think I did before; yes, certainly, before—that person has not anything to do with the Great Northern Company or King's Cross Depot—I do not know that there is such a person—I know of no other coal depot at King's Cross except ours—I do not know of any Henry Clarke at King's Cross.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-89" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-89" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LICKFOLD</persName> </hi>. I reside at 3, Bray's-place, Lower-road, Islington—I remember the last Hampton races—they took place on 14th June last—I went to them on that day—I believe there were about sixteen or seventeen of us in the same conveyance—we started from the Lower-road, and called in the East-road for a party—we started I think about 9 o'clock in the morning as near as possible—I know the young man at the bar; he was in the van</p>
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<p>—he had a moustache then the same as he has now—I and he and the party went together; at least, we took him up in the East-road—I observed him at the races during the day—he was not in our company the whole of the day-time; we saw him during the day on the race-course, and he returned with us in the evening—we left Hampton as nearly as possible about 7, or a few minutes after 7 in the evening—I did not see him after the 14th at any time, to my knowledge—we put him down at his residence in the East-road about 11 o'clock in the evening; or half-past it might have been.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It was June 14th of this year, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—not June 14th, 1856—the prisoner was not a companion of mine on that day—I had no knowledge of him whatever before he went down to Hampton with us that day—he was in the van with us; one of our party—I have not given evidence before on his behalf—I have never been in a place of this kind before—I do not know of any witnesses called for him at the police-court—I did not attend there—I was subpoenaed to come here; I don't know by whom—I know a person of the name of Higley—I have not seen him—he was with me that day—I do not know Mrs. Eastman—I did not know any of the party that was in the van except Mr. Higley; I went alone—I had never seen the prisoner before to my knowledge—I had no conversation with any one about him—I do not know how I came to be subpoenaed—I never saw him again until I saw him here—he is no relation of mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is he the person you went down to Hampton with that morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He is the person that was in the van—his wife was with him, but no child—my husband is the proprietor of the van, and our own carman drove.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-90" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-90" type="surname" value="PARKES"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-90" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PARKES</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, and drive vans for Mr. Lickfold—I remember going to the last Hampton races—I drove down—we left London about 9 o'clock in the morning—my mistress went with me—the prisoner went with us; and three or four persons with him; the van was pretty well full—I brought him up at night, it was about half-past 10 when we got home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know the persons who were with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some of them—there were about eighteen in the van—they were not in little parties, they were all together—they all started from one house, the whole eighteen—I am positive the prisoner was one of the party—he came to me two or three times on the course, and gave me some refreshment twice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-91" type="surname" value="ATKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-91" type="given" value="TINDAL"/>MR. TINDAL ATKINSON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he a moustache at that time, as he has now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-92" type="surname" value="PULLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-92" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA PULLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Singleton-street, East-road, and am the wife of John William Pulley, a plumber and painter—I am a daughter of Mrs. Eastman—I remember going to the last Hampton races on 14th June—I am a relation of the prisoner—my mother-in-law is his wife's sister—the prisoner went in the van with us to Hampton races; we left between 8 and 9 in the morning, and got home just upon 12—he had a moustache at that time as he has now—he was in the habit of wearing it, and has worn it for a twelvemonth, I can swear to—I was with him and his wife on the course the best part of the time.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JONES</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-94" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-94" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CASE</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mrs. Bond of 71, Wimpole-street—</p>
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<p>in December last I remember a person calling for an account for coals supplied by the Great Northern Railway—I think it was on the 29th that he first came—I only know the date by the man writing the 29th; I have no independent memory of the day—on that occasion my mistress offered him a cheque which he was unable to change, and he went away—my mistress directed him to call at 10 o'clock the following morning—next morning the prisoner called—I have not any doubt that he is the man who called—I opened the door to him—he said he came from the Great Northern Railway for Mrs. Bond's account—I asked him into the parlour, called my mistress, and she came up stairs to him—I did not go into the parlour with her—I did not see him go out; I opened the door to him when he came back, in about a quarter of an hour—he said the people would not give him change, but he would go round to the Rose, that he was well known there, and they would give him change—he went and returned in about ten minutes, and gave me the change, 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—he then left—he had no moustache or whiskers that I noticed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TINDAL ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If he had such a moustache as, he has now, don't you think you would have noticed it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I should—I remember Christmas Day, I believe it was on a Saturday; the day after Christmas Day was boxing-day—I was performing my duties at the house on Sunday, and the same on Monday and Tuesday—I believe it was on the Wednesday that the person came about the account—the prisoner called the next day about 9 or 10 o'clock, as near as I can remember—that was the Thursday-morning, the 30th—the Rose is a good distance from our house—I did not see him go in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-95" type="surname" value="BOND"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-95" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BOND</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 71, Wimpole-street—In December last I owed the Great Northern Railway 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for coals—somebody called for the money who was a stranger—next day the prisoner called; he was not the man who called the first day—the servant came and told me that a man had called from the Great Northern for the morney for the coals—I took the file in my hand, and went up into the parlour, where he came to me, and while I was looking for the bill he came to me and said, "That is it" headed very large "Great Northern," and I took it off and paid it—I gave him three sovereigns—he could not give me change at the time—he put a stamp on the bill, and a receipt on the bottom, "R. Fisher, December 30th, 1859—at that time I gave him an order for more coals, and he wrote," two ton of coals"—they did not come—in consequence of their not coming I wrote to the Great Northern, and then found out I had been defrauded—I have since paid the bill—I should think I was about a quarter of an hour with the prisoner altogether—he is the man who called the second time, the one that I paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I observe you wear glasses?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I am not short sighted; the sight is weakening—it has been a few years weakening, perhaps—I have worn glasses these fifteen years—my sight has not been growing worse—I always wear my glasses—the party who came had not a moustache—I heard your examination of my servant—I cannot positively speak as to the date—I know it was a right receipt that was put on—I don't recollect what day Christmas. Day was—I paid the bill, and I know it was the right date he put on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he close to you while in the parlour?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes;—he was talking to me—I heard him speak at the police-court—that did not assist me at all—I am certain that is the man I paid the money to—I believe the date was right—I did not notice the "20" being altered to "30"—I put it</p>
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<p>instantly by—I have always dealt with the Great Northern for many years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-96" type="surname" value="SILCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN COOK"/>JOHN COOK SILCOCK</persName> </hi>. I keep a public-house at 21, Lower-street, Islington—I know the prisoner—he was in the habit of frequenting my house last Christmas, and before that, for months up to about the middle of January—during that time he had no moustache—I think he had a slight whisker, but no moustache whatever.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you examined before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was subpoeaned yesterday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>. How long have you known the prisoner altogether as frequenting your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About seven or eight mouths—I have not the slightest doubt about him, or about his moustache being absent during that period.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-97" type="surname" value="SILCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SILCOCK</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner—I have known him frequenting my father's house for about seven months—he frequented the house before Christmas, and till the middle of January; during that time he had no moustache—I was in the habit of serving him—it was my duty to serve in the parlour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know what a moustache is?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—we have many customers, I could not tell how many have a moustache, and how many have not—I was spoken to about this case yesterday about half-past 7—the sergeant of police came to me—I don't know exactly what he told me I was wanted for, he told me I was to come up along with my father—he did not tell me anything more, I am certain of that—he might have told me I was to come up to give evidence against somebody; I did not hear him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see this man very frequently during that seven months?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was there nearly every night—he had no moustache then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-98" type="surname" value="GREATHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-98" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GREATHURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 209.) I apprehended the prisoner on 26th June—I observed his moustache at that time—it was very thin indeed, very short and stubbly—I searched him, and found these papers, (
<hi rend="italic">Read:—"Great Northern Railway Coal Company Depot—King's Cross, vendor's ticket, Dr. to K. Clarke.</hi>")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are these the only documents you found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were some more papers which I found at his house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-99" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-99" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of the line of the Great Northern Railway—I was present at the prisoner's examination at the police-court—I noticed his moustache; it seemed to me to be a very few days' growth at that time—my attention was particularly dircted to it—we heard that they intended to prove he had a moustache.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-100" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-100" type="given" value="THOS WILLIAM"/>THOS. WILLIAM GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am collector for the Great Northern Railway—the prisoner was not in their service—he had no authority from me to collect.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-101" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-101" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT CLARKE</persName> </hi>. The prisoner was not in my service, and had no authority whatever from me to collect any debts of the Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-102" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-102" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-102" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Mr. Brown, and live at 20, Great James
<lb/>treet, Hoxton—I remember a little party at Mrs. Vickres's, at Christmas time—it was the Thursday following Christmas Day—I think it was the 29th—Christmas Day was on the Sunday, and I know the party was on the following Thursday—I remember the prisoner being there—he was there when I went—I remained from about 4 or 5 till very late at night and I left him there—he wore a moustache at that time—I had seen him before, and he had worn his moustache before that time, and has continued to do so since—I have not seen him without a moustache, I should think, for two or three years—his character is very good among his neighbours; I never heard anything against it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have never heard him repre
<lb/>sent himself as the agent of the Great Northern and coming from Mr. Clarke?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was not aware that he was in the habit of doing so—my husband was at this party—it was in Alfred-terrace, Commercial-road—it was past 12 o'clock at night when I came away—I am quite certain that it was on the Thursday evening following Christmas Day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-103" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-103" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner, and have done so since just before Christmas—I was at Mrs. Vickres's party and the prisoner too—he and I and several other parties stayed there all night, and came away the next after
<lb/>noon between three and four—I swear that he had a moustache at that time—I had seen him before but not to know him or speak to him—I knew him by being with his wife—he had a moustache at that time—I have seen him three or four times since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know his wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I went alone to the party—Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, and others remained there all night—we were playing cards some part of the evening—we sat up all night; we did not go to bed, not any of us—it is not a very large house—I can't tell how many bed-rooms there are—the house is No. 8, Devonport-place, Commercial-road-east—all the party did not remain all night; I can't tell how many did—I did not go to bed at all—the reason we remained was because we were so tired—I did not lie down—I have only known the prisoner's wife since just before Christmas, by seeing her at Mrs. Vickres's—I was examined at the police-court on the other charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-104" type="given" value="TINDAL"/>MR. TINDAL ATKINSON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were examined as to the moustache, were you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—this party was on the Thursday night in the Christmas week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-105" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-105" type="surname" value="VICKRESS"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-105" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA VICKRESS</persName> </hi>. I reside at 18, Alfred-terrace, Devonport-place, Commercial-road-east—I remember giving a little hospitable party on Thursday, 29th December; in the Christmas week—the prisoner and his wife and some other friends came to see me—they came to tea and supper—we had a game of cards—the party continued till the next afternoon from three to four o'clock—before they went away they had a good strong cup of tea which I thought would do them good—I am a widow and live on my property; my husband was a licensed victualler—I have occupied the house for 10 years—I can swear that the prisoner has had a moustache between 2 and 3 years—I have known him 18 or 19 years, and never knew a flaw in his character from a boy to the present time—I have not been without seeing him during that period once or twice a week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have been very intimate with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and his family—I gave evidence here yesterday—some of us went to sleep on chairs that night after we were tired of playing at cards, and some laid down on my bed; no one went to bed—I sat down by the side of the bed and put my head on the bed for an hour or two, and then I roused myself and got up—that was about eight o'clock—the prisoner and some of the others were having a sleep in the meantime, and then they went down my garden and had a wash in a large washing-tub full of water, and after breakfast they went to playing at cards again—the prisoner was with them—Miss Edwards and Mrs. Jones, and I think Mrs. Brown, laid down on the bed and against the bed, but they did not actually go to bed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-106" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-106" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Clifton-place, Finsbury—I remember the prisoner being on a visit to his father, at Clifton-street-north, on New Year's Day—he had a moustache at that time, of the same character that he wears now—I spoke to him over the wall of the garden—I have known him 16 years—he is much respected, and all his family.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you live near his father's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, only the</p>
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<p>garden parts us—he does not live with his father, he was there on a visit—I believe they had a party there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known him with a moustache previously to that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he always had his moustache on whenever I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-107" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I have known the prisoner 16 years—I never knew anything against him—I have known him to wear a moustache for the last two years, or nearly so—I remember seeing him about Christmas time; he then had a moustache of the same character that he has now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you never know him to shave his moustache?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not for the last two years—I have been in the habit of seeing him two or three times a week—he gets his living as a coal-agent, and has done so for these six or seven years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-108" type="given" value="TINDAL"/>MR. TINDAL ATKINSON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is his father a coal-merchant?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and a very respectable man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-109" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-109" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-109" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at Shaftesbury-street, New-north-road—I have known the prisoner from a boy; he has always borne a very good character—I saw him last boxing-day and in New Year's week, and I teased him about his moustache; he had a light moustache at that time—it might have been a trifle lighter than it is now; I think gentlemen mostly dye their mous
<lb/>taches to make them look a little darker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you teasing him about just growing a moustache?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he had not just begun to grow it—I had seen him with it twelve months previously—I teased him about it because he was twisting it round.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-110" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-110" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN DRAGWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 65, Grange-street, New-north-road—I have known the prisoner two years—he wore a moustache the whole time I knew him; of the same character as he has now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did your husband know him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, quite well—he is not here, he could not come—he is foreman to Mr. Noyes—I have been in the habit of seeing the prisoner three or four times a week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-111" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-111" type="surname" value="DRAGWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-111" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN DRAGWELL</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I have known the prisoner nine or ten months—I saw him about Christmas last—he wore a moustache at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-683-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-683-18600813 t18600813-683-punishment-17"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-684-18600813" type="given" value="DAVID WEMYSS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID WEMYSS JOBSON</hi> (48)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18600813-684-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-684-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="extortion"/>for unlawfully threatening to publish certain matters, with intent to extort money.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for publishing certain libels.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-113" type="surname" value="QUINTON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN ALLAN"/>JOHN ALLAN QUINTON</persName> </hi>. I am sub-editor of the "Leisure Hour"—the office of that journal is at 56, Paternoster-row—I know the defendant quite well from his visits to the office—he has written for that publication in several instances—he was frequently at the office in March last—I remember his calling for payment for the articles he had written—he was not paid on that occasion I think, but on the day following; our secretary was out—I explained to him that payment could not be made at that hour, but if he would call later, when the secretary was in, payment would be made—he asked for a piece of paper, I gave him some, and he sat down and wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—when he had written it he gave it to me to read—I read it—he then requested me to give it to the cashier, and I immediately went down to the cashier's office with the letter—Mr. Joseph Tarn is the cashier—the defendant wrote the letter upon tracing-paper—I did not supply him with that; he took it out of his pocket-book—this copy of the letter on</p>
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<p>tracing-paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) perfectly corresponds with the letter itself; my im
<lb/>pression is that he folded up the copy and put it into his pocket-book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I believe you originated all these proceedings, you were the cause, perhaps the innocent cause, but you did it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> If I did, I am—perfectly unconscious of it, it is quite a novel charge for me to hear—I deny that our society was indebted to you 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the time you called—I know you made unjust claims, upon a wrong estimate of the papers fur
<lb/>nished, as to which you were afterwards perfectly satisfied—there was no lady and gentleman in the office at the time you wrote the letter—that was on a subsequent occasion—I believe I remarked that the Religious Tract Society was not founded to minister to your necessities—I cannot remember whether you wrote the letter on the first day or the second—my impression is that you came in early in the morning, between 9 and 10, and wrote this letter, and that you called again about 12 o'clock, when a lady and gentleman were present—you were then in a very excited state—at a subsequent part of the day you got a reply from Dr. Macauley, the editor, in answer to your note; I believe the purport of it was regretting that such a thing had occurred, and that if you called next day you should get your money—I have not got our books here—I believe you were paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. subsequently—you afterwards contributed some papers—(
<hi rend="italic">Letter read</hi>:) "Clarke's, 252 Strand. March 23d, 1860. Mr. Wemyss Jobson, author of the 'History of the French Revolution' &c. transmits civilities to the cashier of the Religious Society, and requests that gentleman will to-day transmit him some payment on account of the various articles which Mr. Wemyss Jobson has lately written for their journal, the 'Leisure Hour.' Mr. Wemyss Jobson has written at least forty or fifty pages in all, and he has explained to the editor, Dr. Macauley, that he had been too grossly plundered by the late vile, legacy-hunting whig peer the Earl of Camperdown, and the present miscreant representative of Ayrshire, Sir James Ferguson of Kilkerran, the former of whom by marrying Mr. Wemyss Jobson's niece to the uncle of the latter succeeded in stripping Mr. Wemyss Jobson and his family of their inheritance, to be able to give the usual credit. In consequence of nonpayment he has been subjected to pri
<lb/>vations and humiliations which it might delight these wretches to learn, but which he shall not stoop to describe; as he is unwilling to believe a religious society desires to promote their views, and while aiming at the conversion of heathen in the South Seas attempt to deprive an Englishman of bread."</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-114" type="surname" value="TARN"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-114" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TARN</persName> </hi>. I am chief cashier to the Religious Tract Society—we publish the "Leisure Hour"—on 23d March last Mr. Quinton gave me this letter from Mr. Jobson—I read it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I should like to know on what day it was I demanded my money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 24th March T paid you 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on 28th May a balance of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., making 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-115" type="surname" value="DISRAELI"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-115" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>THE RIGHT HON BENJAMIN DISRAELI</persName> </hi>, M.P. I am member for Bucking
<lb/>hamshire—On or about the 2nd June last I received a letter, this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—it came by the post in London—(
<hi rend="italic">This, being read, was an application from the defendant to Mr. Disraeli to bring before Parliament the indignities to which the writer alleged himself to have been subjected upon his arrest at the instance of Sir James Ferguson, whom he accused of depriving him and his family of their patrimony</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">who—had objected to Mr. Disraeli being sworn on the New Testa
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you not written to Mr. Eleazer Grub or to Major Noah of the "New York Times" stating that since the Jewish disabilities were removed you had returned to Abraham's bosom?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know such</p>
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<p>persons, and never heard of them, I therefore could not have written to them—I did not cause them to be written to, or to Moses Beech—I never heard of any such person—I am what I always was, a Christian—I am not aware that I ever wrote a single sentence about Pontius Pilate—I am the author of a work called "Venetia"—I am under the impression, and have no doubt of my accuracy, that in 1852 you commenced writing to me, and continued that correspondence till 1853—and the result of that corre
<lb/>spondence was, although I am very little disposed to notice communications of that kind, that it was thought expedient that you should be put under the surveillance of the police; and you were, in consequence of your haunting the public offices, and creating a great disturbance there one day, and being always in the purlieus of the House of Commons,—it was thought on the whole the most charitable thing to advise the police to have their eye upon you—you were at the office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and con
<lb/>ducted yourself there in a very violent manner—I was then Chancellor—I speak from the report of my secretaries—I have myself received about twenty letters from you, I understand you have written more than 120—I never saw you till I saw you at the police-office the other day—I never heard of any interview of yours with Lord Malmesbury, and am wholly unconscious of your ever having had one—I never received a letter from you at Lord Malmesbury's suggestion, sketching out a plan by which I might secure the popular suffrages for my government without too much compromising its Conservative opinions—to shorten your examination on these points, I should say I never heard your name mentioned by any human being, and never heard of you till you wrote me a letter—I never wrote a letter to you in my life, nor did I ever verbally request you to develop your theory in the pages of the "Standard"—I received a number, of letters from you, which were of so wild and offensive a character that I directed that no more should be shown to me, and that none should be answered—I did not know the late Mr. Delany of the "Times"—I never expressed any desire to meet you; I never wrote to you, or caused you to be written to—I cannot, of course, tell what acknowledgments of the receipt of letters have been sent from my office—I never wrote to you thanking you for cutting up Lord Palmerston, or ever directed my secretary to do so—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at a letter</hi>) I have no doubt of the authenticity of that letter—it is a form sent to everybody who communicates with the office—I never requested you to quiz his Lordship's French—I never had the slightest communication with any publisher in America to that effect—it is a mere invention, nor have I the slightest idea what you are talking about.</p>
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<persName id="t18600813-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-116" type="surname" value="FERGUSON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-116" type="given" value="LADY EDITH"/>LADY EDITH FERGUSON</persName> </hi>. Some time in the middle of June last I received a letter in an envelope by post—I sent it to Sir James Ferguson, who was then in Scotland—I was in Chesham-street when I received it—I kept the outer envelope, and sent the letter in the inner envelope to Sir James, and afterwards when he came to town I gave him the envelope that I had kept.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Has your husband ever communicated to you the fact that a fortnight before these proceedings were instituted, I, by letter, requested police-inspector Bray to express my regret that these verses had ever reached your Ladyship?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he has not yet communicated that to me—you asked me that question at the police-office—I have not spoken to my hus
<lb/>band on the subject since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-117" type="surname" value="PRUDHON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-117" type="given" value="ISAAC LE"/>ISAAC LE PRUDHON</persName> </hi>. I am one of the warders of the M House of Detention, Clerkenwell; in April last the defendant was confined there for want of</p>
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<p>sureties—I remember his giving me this letter in the envelope; he said it was for the purpose of posting—he called my attention to the first three verses, and I read them—the letter was open—he had not put it in the envelope then—he then put it in the envelope and gave it me to post—I took it in the course of my duty to the governor office—it is the custom of the prison to deliver all letters to the governor before they are sent out—the defendant was aware of that practice; he would know it by the rules of the prison—the letter was given to me open—I gave it to the governor, after entering it in the letter-book, which I have here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where was your attention directed to that letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In your cell, by yourself—my attention was not first directed to it by the attorney for the prosecution—I am sure you showed me the verses, and you showed me other verses also—there were some which you made on my lending you a knife, which you sent to the "Leisure Hour," and here are some which you addressed to myself—these are not the verses I am speaking of—you did not tell me to take this letter to the governor—I did that in the course of my duty, it was my act, not yours; you had no alternative but to submit—the governor reads all letters—you conducted yourself with perfect propriety while in my custody—I never saw any symptom of insanity about you, I considered you were as sane as I was, I believe you were ill—I know that after some time you were supplied with a pair of county shoes, your own being worn out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the three verses of the song you noticed in the envelope, directed to Lady Ferguson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I entered the receipt of that letter in my book, which I have here—this is the entry, "16th April, 1860, D.W. Jobson, Lady Ferguson, 37, Chesham-street, Belgrave-square."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you make entries of all letters you receive from prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I enter the name of the prisoner, and the name and address of the person to whom the letter is sent—all the defendant's letters are entered here in the same way—the defendant directed ray attention to the first three verses—I read them with him, and then he said it was for the purpose of posting, and he put it into the envelope and gave it to me to post.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-118" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-118" type="given" value="na"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-118" type="occupation" value="captain"/>CAPTAIN HILL</persName> </hi>. I am the governor of the House of Detention—the defendant was under my care in April last; a letter containing these verses was brought to me by one of my officers for the purpose of inspection—I read it; I—took it to the prisoner and returned it to him, telling him that I considered it so offensive, particularly being addressed to a young married lady, that I would not send it out—he rather pressed me to forward it—he said he did not see why I should not, but I said I should not do it and I gave it back to him—while he was in prison, I became perfectly acquainted with his handwriting—I have no hesitation in stating that the song and the envelope are in his handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I admit it—I will not put Captain Hill to the proof—I will admit any of my writing, provided the whole of it is read—the letter addressed to Mr. Disraeli I admit to be mine.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That is in the same handwriting—to the best of my belief, this letter of 21st December, and the envelope addressed to Sir James Ferguson, is in the prisoner's writing, and also this of 13th February—I have no doubt that the letter of 23d March is his, and the writing inside the envelope.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you read all the letters of all the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; common letters such as the majority are, my deputy looks at—if there is anything out of the common way it is brought to me; nineteen out of twenty are in the common form, such as, "Dear Mother, send me a clean</p>
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<p>shirt"—I read the whole of those that are brought to me—all the letters go first to my deputy—I do not recollect telling you that I considered myself a sort of attorney-general for the prisoners, and that I made a point of assisting them to the utmost extent in my power—every letter must be inspected before posting; the prisoners are perfectly aware of that—every letter is entered in the letter-book, and then duly posted—I do not communicate the contents of the prisoners' letters to other persons—I can't recollect whether I showed the verses to the surgeon of the gaol; I might have done so—I do uot think I had them in my possession ten minutes; to the best of my belief I gave them back to you the same day—I will not say positively I did not give them to the surgeon—on the day that the order came from the Home Secretary to inquire into your sanity I might have given you a letter from the Swiss consul, and told you that the Swiss were up to the number of 300,000 men; I don't know that I did—I recollect your sending some verses to the editor of the "Times" about it, which I don't think were published; I think they were returned to you—if there was nothing objectionable in your letters, they would go out, as a matter of course—you wrote several letters, almost every day—I have no idea where those letters are now—I do not remember your laughing at the imputation of insanity, and my telling you that it was no laughing matter, for that all the mad doctors were mad themselves, and any two of them could at any time get you removed to a madhouse, where you might be confined for life—I never had the pleasure of seeing Sir James Ferguson till I saw him at the police-court—I think you are still labouring under a delusion as to having any claim upon Sir James Ferguson—the doctor was called on by the Home Secretary to give an opinion upon your state of mind—he said at that time he could not detect any symptom of insanity—he did not enter into any particular—I was not present when he saw you; I never heard you make any allusion to your sanity in reference to those verses—I never had any conversation with you on the subject after I returned them to you, you pressed me to forward them; you acquiesed in my not sending them, you had no alternative, because I declined—there were two soldiers confined in the gaol for desertion, about the middle of April; they belonged to the 3d Battalion of the Rifle Brigade, which was not in existence till the Crimean war was over—I don't think they could possibly have been out in the Crimea; they were both young men, one 22, the other 23—I never heard that they had stated in the court-yard of the gaol such remarks as are embodied in your verses—I know nothing about the verses being merely a repetition of their conversation—you have been twice in prison under my notice—on both occasions you conducted yourself with propriety—I had no reason to find fault with you—you conducted yourself in an ordinary, quiet and respectable manner as a prisoner—when you first came in, you were there for want of bail, and you were on a different class of diet to those prisoners who are under remand—there are three classes of diet, first, second and third—you were on the secondclass, and had the option of buying anything you chose—there is no third class diet, except for boys—when you last came in, you brought in 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with you—I did not keep you for twenty-four hours without food in consequence of your sending out to purchase six penny-worth of meat—I am not aware of that having been done; it is not the regulation of the gaol—I was not requested by the prosecutor or any other person to starve and exhaust you, so that when you were brought up to the police-office, you might be unable to make your defence; I never had any communication with the prosecutor at all—I am not aware that when</p>
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<p>you were brought up to confront Mr. Disraeli, you were staggering under the influence of starvation—I do not know that you had not tasted food, except twice, in seventy-two hours—you had food offered to you, if you did not eat it it was not my fault—you requested the indulgence of a penny newspaper—I laid your application before the visiting justices, and they did not think proper to allow it—you were permitted to take exercise in the yard—in order to do that, you were not compelled to herd with thieves and pick-pockets; they walk a yard apart—you were subject to the rules of the prison when you came in; every prisoner is searched and bathed—it was according to the rules of the prison that you were exhibited to fifty detectives; every Saturday by order of the Commissioners of Police, a constable from each division goes through all the gaols in London, to see the prisoners under remand—I had no communication with Sir James Ferguson about you, and I am sure he had none with any of the officers of the prison—I never saw your brother—all the letters that I did not give back to you were posted—when you came in the first time, you had 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I think, in your possession—no solicitors or their clerks were refused access to you—I received a letter from you when I was out of town, which I destroyed—it might have been five or six weeks after you were discharged—I think I saw the outer envelope which contained these verses, at the police-court—I said to the best of my belief it did not look like the other, and I should say it was not yours—I know your common ordinary handwriting, it was not of that character; I said it was not yours, and I should not say it was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In your judgment was the handwriting of that enve
<lb/>lope, a natural or a feigned one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That I cannot say; in fact, I never examined it, but of the internal part I have no doubt—the defendant was committed on 28th March and recommitted on 7th July—I don't recollect when he was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was discharged on 22d May—I was there two months, and I wish to call attention to the fact that six weeks elapsed between the 15th of April and the 22d of May, and nothing was heard of these verses for three months.</p>
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<persName id="t18600813-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-119" type="surname" value="FERGUSON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FERGUSON</persName> </hi>. I am uncle to Sir James Ferguson, member for Ayrshire; I am a writer to the Signet in Scotland, and also keeper of the Register of Deeds—I am nephew to the late Earl of Camperdown—I married a daughter of Mrs. Nasmyth of Edinburgh—I believe Mrs. Nasmyth is the defendant's sister—Mr. Nasmyth is living; he is a dentist of Edinburgh—I have seen several of the defendant's letters—I can't say that I am per
<lb/>ticularly well acquainted with his writing—I have only had one letter from him—I have never seen him write.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me at all till to-day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw you yesterday—I have been told that Mrs. Nasmyth is your Bister; I have no reason to disbelieve it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES"/>SIR JAMES FERGUSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P. I am member for Ayrshire—I was a lieutenant in the 3d Battalion of the Grenadier Guards, and afterwards captain—I was serving in the Crimea from the commencement of the war till May, 1855—I was present at Alma, and Inkermann—I was slightly wounded at Inkermann—I was elected member for Ayrshire in the month of December, 1854—on 21st December, 1852, I received this letter—it came to me by post in Scotland; the postmark is London—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>"3, Howard
<lb/>street, Strand, Sir—As I undertand my patrimony was in part expended to secure your election for Ayrshire, I give you notice that on your arrival in town, I shall hold you personally responsible, unless your relative or his</p>
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<p>father-in-law, the sordid and sensual Edinburgh tooth-drawer, shall before the lapse of a week disgorge one half of the money they have obtained at the expense of myself and members of my family, who are in no degree at present able to defend their interests. Failing to receive satisfaction I shall lay the affair before every club in London, making you welcome to refer to a police-magistrate if you think proper—I am, Sir, &c., &c, D. Wemyas Jobson"—I afterwards received a letter shortly after 13th February—this, is the letter I received (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); I think I received it in London—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>) "Sir—Circumstances have hitherto prevented me from paying you that attention on your arrival in town which I promised; I have moreover re
<lb/>solved to alter my intended course, as communications I have had with Sir William Dunbar and other men who know you better than I have the mis
<lb/>fortune to do, have satisfied me that the only result of an ordinary appeal to you would be au introduction to a police-magistrate, and I am not partial to the mode of settling affairs. I shall therefore leave the initiative to you, and having insulted you (as I now do) as grossly as one man can insult another, I give you notice that unless you make the usual demand upon me within one week from this date, I shall publish an account of the whole affair and the foul manoeuvres by which you, your uncle, the Edinburgh attorney, and his viler father-in-law the tooth-drawer of that city, contrived to swindle my wretched relative, the late incestuous miscreant Robert Jobson of Auchter-house, out of the greater part of his fortune at the expense of my
<lb/>self and my unfortunate sister and brother, in order that you might have an opportunity of corrupting the electors of the Cinque-ports, and stalking into the misrepresentation of Ayrshire—I am, Sir, &c,
<hi rend="smallCaps">D. WENYES JOBSON</hi>,2, Howard-street, Strand, Monday, February 13th, 1860"—There was also one on 23d March, with this written on the inside of the envelope—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "With Mr. Wemysa Jobson's disdain and notice, that if these cowardly efforts are further persisted in, he shall flog Sir James Ferguson from one end to the other of whatever street he chances to find him—Clarke's, 252, Strand, March 23d, 1860."—While in Scotland I received a copy of venes enclosed from my wife; these are them—I am a native of Scotland.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The pages were here put in and read; it was headed "Song, dedicated to Lady Fergusm, and to be screamed six weeks hence through all the streets of London—Tune, 'Have you not heard of a Jolly young waterman?'—it con
<lb/>sisted of upwards of thirty verses, in which the terms "coward, sneak, vile cur of the North" &c, were applied to Sir Jamea Ferguson.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you not been in the habit of denouncing me through
<lb/>out the town as a lunatic, an impostor, and an assassin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—when I have been asked the question I have decidedly said you were an impostor, not on account of saying that you were the brother of Mrs. Nasmyth—I never mentioned the word "assassin" in connexion with you—I have not attempted to prejudice this inquiry by getting the "Times" to write an article against you, insinuating that you were mad—I saw a leader in the "Times" such as you mention—I have never employed the "Sunday Times" to do any
<lb/>thing—the letter of 21st December is not the first I received from you, and I never instructed my counsel to state so—I have had a great number of letters from you—I have bo letters here of February, 1859—I destroyed all letters as they came, up to the first threatening letter—I received a letter from you inquiring the address of my uncle; there was no insulting ex
<lb/>pressiou in that—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was my reply to that letter—I knew nothing about the circumstances to which your letters referred until lately; I believe it referred to your uncle having died and excluded you in his will</p>
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<p>from any share in his property—I have lately understood it was because you had brought an infamous allegation against him and his sisters; that he turned you out of his house for that reason; that you brought an action against him and repeated that charge at great length in your pleadings, and that the Court characterized your statement as a criminal offence—I think I know a Miss Catherine Nasmyth, a daughter of Mr. Nasmyth, who is con
<lb/>sequently, I suppose, a niece of yours—when you were ill at the beginning of the year I did not send to your lodging to inquire whether you were dead—I did not order my servant to slam the door in your face when you called to say you were alive—I have not been in the habit of causing you to be annoyed by people following you about the town—I did not cause the land
<lb/>lord of the New York Hotel to turn you from his door on the pretence that you were a Revolutionist or an Abolitionist—I never insinuated to any person connected with the Religious Tract Society that you were an Atheist so as to get you deprived of your employment there; I am not acquainted with any person connected with it; I did not cause it to be done—abont 28th May I had you up before the police at Westminster on a charge of attempt
<lb/>ing to provoke me to a breach of the peace (
<hi rend="italic">The defendant here read from a newspaper a report of the proceedings at the police-court on that occasion</hi>)—that is correct—it is true that I interceded with Mr. Paynter, the Magis
<lb/>trate, to reduce the amount of your bail—I believe I succeeded in impressing upon the Magistrate that you were labouring under an extraordinary delusion, not with regard to your relationship, of which I knew nothing—my reason for summoning you was that I thought your statement so violent that you must be a dangerous lunatic—I knew nothing whatever of you except by the letters you had written to me—I placed the letters in the Magistrate's hands, and he decided that the proper course was to grant a warrant—I did not instruct the officers to catch you early in the morning and pull you along in your slippers—I do not know whether it was upon my intercession that the Magistrate reduced the bail—I think at first he ordered you to be detained for three months, in default of sureties which were to be 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and upon a statement from some one that knew you that you were in very poor circumstances, and jour landlord seeming to have a difficulty in bailing you out, I asked the Magistrate to make it within your means, as my only object was to have you taken care of—I did not go off with your landlord so as to prevent his bailing you; I never spoke to him—I am not aware that Mr. Paynter afterwards stated in open court that this report of my interposition was false, and that he reduced the bail on his own account—I do not know that Mr. Robert Nasmyth and his wife inherit a sum of 8,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. lying in the bank belonging to your uncle, or that another sister of yours married to a brother of Mr. Nasmyth's has inherited another sum of 8,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I am not aware that 24,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was left in the bank—I am not aware of any circum
<lb/>stances connected with your property or your uncle's, or any of your family—I know nothing about it—I never heard that my uncle, who is here to-day, had got hold of it, on the contrary, I believe he was expressly excluded from the will—I do not know that your brothers and sisters are almost starving—I know nothing about the money matters—I never busied myself about it in anyway whatever; and, except from what I have heard within the last two days, I was ignorant that there had been any money to which you could by any possibility have succeeded; certainly I had nothing to do with it or with any other property to which you could have become entitled in any way—I did not get Major Nasmyth in Sydney to insinuate that a younger brother of yours, who camo in for a third of the property, was</p>
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<p>dead—I did not get him to pnt an advertisement in the "Sydney Herald" en
<lb/>quiring if any such person as Charles Jobson was alive—I am not aware that it was done; I never heard of it—I know nothing about the whole of the money beiug in their hands until your brother unexpectedly turned up the other day to take his third.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you persisted in your representation that I was in no degree connected with you until my brother made his appearance and recognised me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first time I had an opportunity of answering a question on the subject was at the preliminary inquiry at the police-court when I was examined on this case, and in answer to a question from yourself as to whether I now knew who you were, I said I did, and I told you when I became informed of it, while you were in the House of De
<lb/>tention, because I made it my study to inquire who you were—I had not inquired during the preceding twelve months; I had uo concern in inquiring—the only question I ever asked about you at all was one day when I hap
<lb/>pened to be travelling in the same railway-carriage with my uncle, who is here to-day, and I said "I have had a series of letters from an extraordi
<lb/>nary person, who says you have got some of his money; I suppose there is no truth in it?" and he said "Certainly not"—I believe that was the only question I ever asked about you—I know nothing about your brother's airival except that I was informed after your remand that you had been bailed out, that a brother of yours had arrived from Australia and procured bail for you; but certainly the statement as to your relationship did not de
<lb/>pend upon your brother's arrival—I am not aware that while you were in the House of Detention your residence was broken into and all your pro
<lb/>perty and papers carried off—I have not got possession of all the papers connected with the will that were stolen on that occasion—I got possession of the verses that have been produced, By my wife receiving them and for
<lb/>warding them to me by post—all the letters I got from you since this prose
<lb/>cution began are in the hands of my solicitor—I think Inspector Bray stated to me that you had told him that you had written to Captain Hill to get the verses back—I never heard that you stated you were exceedingly sorry the verses had reached my wife's hands—I never heard any expression of regret that they had reached my wife, except from yourself in Court; you stated it several times—I have never inquired whether the inspector had such a letter—on the occasion of your second arrest you were brought up on a warrant—as soon as I received these verses from my wife I imme
<lb/>diately directed a prosecution—I burned and disregarded a number of letters of yours before that, yery libellous against myself, but as soon as I received these verses I directed a prosecution—I received them while I was in Scotland with my militia; on 20th June, I think—I believe my solicitor applied for a warrant, but I do not know how it was done; I gave no special instructions—I do not know that you were dragged out of bed at six in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe the letter of 21st December was the first that you preserved?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—between the date of the letters to which the defendant has referred in February or May, 1858, and 21st December, 1859, I must have received several letters; there had been a series of letters—there was one which was communicated to me by Sir William Dunbar; that was this year—there were two of which Sir William Dunbar told me; one was quite lately, about the same date as that to Mr. Disraeli, but there was one before; I don't know the date of that—I believe Sir William did not inform me of it for a good while afterwards, and then quite by chance—he had not taken much notice of it—in the letter to which the defendant has referred</p>
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<p>there was a statement that the matter might be amicably arranged, and if not, painful family disclosures would take place—I cannot remember about, the date of that, for I had so many letters I attached no importance to them and burnt them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I believe, with a view of prejudicing my case to the Magis
<lb/>trates, you said that Sir William Dunbar had not answered my letter but had treated me with supreme contempt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said I believed he had taken no notice of your letter—I have since been informed that he simply acknowledged it—I had not a paper war with Sir William Dunbar at the time—some correspondence passed between us a good while ago, I believe during the same year as your correspondence with me—there was not a similar cor
<lb/>respondence going on with my late father-in-law.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sir William Dunbar was called and sworn but not examined.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-121" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BRAY</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of police, on duty at the House of Com
<lb/>mons—I have seen the defendant in the lobby of the House of Commons on several occasions and spoken to him—on Sunday, the 13th or 14th May last he called at my house and said he wanted me to go to Marlborough-street to
<lb/>morrow morning as the Magistrate wanted to see me—I said "What about?"—he said, "Oh, I yesterday applied to him for a summons to compel Sir James Ferguson to restore to me all letters which had been lost by me, or stolen from me, and I told the Magistrate you knew Sir James Fer
<lb/>guson had got those letters"—I said at once, "I know nothing of the kind"—I did not know it—he said he had given oath or could give oath that I had told him so—I said it was untrue, I had never told him so, that I never knew Sir James Ferguson had got the letters—he said, "Very well, then I wish you to go at once to Sir James Ferguson"—he pulled some papers from his pocket, amongst them a letter, and asked me to read it—it was a letter addressed to the Electors of Brighton; Sir George Pechell had just died, and he said he was invited to go and stand for Brighton, that it required money, and if I would go at once to Sir James Ferguson and ask him to give him 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I might compromise the matter on any reasonable terms—of course I knew not what to compromise, and I said, "What would Sir James Ferguson think of me? you have mistaken me altogether, I am but a police
<lb/>man; I don't even know where Sir James Ferguson lives, I have only spoken to him once or twice"—he said, "I thought you were perfectly intimate with him, and had power to arrange this for me"—I said, "Oh, no"—he saw that I did not intend to go to Sir James Ferguson and he then left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you come up to me one night in the House of Com
<lb/>mons and mention that Sir James Ferguson had just stated to you that I had addressed improper letters to his wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I received two letters from you, which I have in my pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES"/>SIR JAMES FERGUSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re examined</hi>). Inspector Bray told me one night in the House of Commons that a man of the name of Jobson had come down making charges against me of theft and perjury—I said I did not want to know anything about him—I think I said he had written some very im
<lb/>proper verses and sent to my wife, for which I meant to prosecute him—the inspector did not communicate to me any expression of regret on the defen
<lb/>dant's part that these verses had reached my wife—there was an expression of regret in a letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The defendant, in the course of a very long address, enumerated to the Jury a variety of letters which he stated he had received from eminent individuals, in order to show that he was not the obscure and unknown person which the wit
<lb/>nesses for the prosecution had insinuated; he then proceeded to state that, on learning the death of his uncle, lie came over from America and took steps on</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">his brother's behalf to gain possession of the property to which that brother was entitled; that he was opposed and thwarted in his efforts and was induced to make a personal matter of it, and to use strong language, whicht as between relatives he conceived he was entitled to do; that his communications to Mr. Dis
<lb/>raeli and other members of Parliament should have been considered as privileged communications, as his object in addressing those gentlemen was to obtain redress through the medium of Parliament; with respect to the verses, he stated that after being returned to him by Captain Hill he either lost them or they had been stolen and were posted by some person without his authority.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KEBB</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WILLIAMS</hi> (39)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AMELIA FRY</hi>. I am barmaid at Peele's Hotel, Fleet-street—on Thursday, 2d August, I was serving there about half-past 3 o'clock—the prisoner came in for a glass half-past-half; I served him—he put a shilling on the counter; I took it up and found it was bad—I gave it back to him—he tried it himself and put it in his pocket and gave me another shilling—I sounded it any though it was good—I put it in the till—I gave him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—Miss Pivott went to the till and she called my attention to it—I went back to the till and found only one shilling in it; the shilling that the prisoner had given me—I took it out and found that also was a bad one—the prisoner was still at the bar—another young lady told the prisoner it was bad—he made no answer—at that time Mr. Brown, the proprietor, came to the bar and gave the prisoner into custody—the shilling that was taken out of the till Miss Pivott gave to me—I put it on the counter, and Mr. Brown took it up and gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you certain that the second shilling was produced from the same drawer that you put the one in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the shilling that I put in the drawer was taken out by the other young lady; that was the only shilling in the drawer.</p>
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<persName id="t18600813-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-128" type="surname" value="PIVOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-128" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA PIVOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at Mr. Brown's—I was there on 2d August, when the last witness was at the bar—I took the shilling from the</p>
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<p>till and gave it to her—she tried it and put it down on the counter—I saw Mr. Brown take it up—there was no other shilling in the drawer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-129" type="given" value="NEVILLE"/>NEVILLE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of Peele's Hotel—on 2d August I saw the prisoner at the bar—the last witness said in his presence, "This man has been attempting to pass two bad shillings"—there was one on tho counter, and Miss Pivott took it up and gave it to me—I said, "Where is the other shilling?" and the prisoner took it out of his pocket and gave it to me—the officer was sent for; the prisoner was given into custody—I gave the two shillings to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-130" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 315). I was sent for to Mr. Brown's—I found the prisoner there—I received from Mr. Brown these two shillings—I took the prisoner to the station; I found on him a sixpence in silver, and six-pennyworth of copper—I asked him where he resided; he refused to give his address or who he worked for or had been working for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-131" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these shillings are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received a half-sovereign on Saturday evening from my relations in Westminster-road. I went to a public-house and had some dinner and got change. I then went and called for the half-and-half; I offered a shilling, which was refused; I put it to my teeth and put it in my pocket. I said I would take good care it should deceive no one else. I put down another and that being bad Mr. Brown asked for the other, which I immediately gave him—it is not likely I shoud have done it knowing it to be bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-689-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LOVELOCK</hi> (45)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-133" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a public-house at Hounslow—on 9th July I was serving there—the prisoner came there about 5 o'clock, in company with another man—I served the prisoner a pint of ale, and then with a second and a third—he then asked fora bed, and we could not accom
<lb/>modate him—he went away and returned between 7 and 8 o'clock the same evening, alone—I served him a pint of ale; he offered me a florin in payment—I tested it and found it was bad—I said, "This is a bad one," and I bent it—he looked at it and said it had been tried before as there were two marks on it—he thep took his pocket-book out of his pocket and gave me a good Bhilling, and I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he said he had been on Wimbledon
<lb/>common and got the florin there—he asked me the name of the person at the next public-house—I said Broughton—he went away and came and said he had got a bed there—he did not take the florin away with him—when I told him it was bad he went to the front door and threw it into a field of tares—Cole afterwards pointed out a place to me, and it was exactly in that direction that the prisoner had thrown away something—after he left my house I went to the Windmill and found the prisoner in the tap-room—he asked Mrs. Broughton what his supper was, and she told him 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he took out a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and tendered it to her—she said it was a bad one and gave it him back—I then said, "It is the same one he offered me"—he said, "Do you want to hang me?"—he had the florin in his hand—I asked him to allow me to look at it, but he did not—the policeman was at the door and we called him in and the prisoner was taken—he gave the florin in his hand to the police-officer, and I then found it was not the same that he had offered me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you ask me to throw the florin on the fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I</p>
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<p>said, "Put it on the tap-room fire"—I saw you throw that or something else across to the field—I put the florin between my teeth—I can't tell whether I took both my hands to bend it—I took particular notice of it and of you too, or I should not have followed you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-134" type="given" value="CATHARINE"/>CATHARINE BROUGHTON</persName> </hi>. I keep a public-house at Hounslow—the prisoner came to my house on 9th July—he had a pint of ale, and paid in coppers—he then asked if I would let him have a bed—I told him I would, and he gave me a shilling to take for it, and I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he left, and he came back about half-past 9 o'clock—he had some bacon and gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece to pay for it—I said to him, "It is a very bad one"—he got up, and said he had got no more money—I said, "You must have more money, I gave you change for a shilling"—while this was going on the last witness came in and saw me give him the bad florin back—she said, "Will you allow me to look at that 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece?"—the prisoner said he should not—she said, "You are the gentleman that gave me a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece"—and she called in the policeman—he came in and the prisoner was given in custody—the last witness asked the policeman to allow her to see the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and she looked at it and said, "That is not the one that he gave me," and he took the prisoner in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was the last witness in the place when I gave you the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She was at the door and she saw me give you the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece back—there was not a man sitting next to you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-135" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COLE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—on 18th July, I was cutting some tares in a field opposite Mrs. Townaend's—I found a counterfeit florin about thirty yards from her door—I took it to Mr. Townsend, and gave it him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TROWBRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 122). I went to Mrs. Broughton's house on 9th July at a quarter before 10 o'clock—I found the prisoner there—I asked him to give me the florin that he had tendered to Mrs. Broughton—he denied having it, and said he had not got it; but he afterwards opened his hand and gave it to me—I took him to the station and searched him—I found on him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in copper, all good—he said that the other florin he had thrown down in the road, and no one would be able to find it—I produce the florin I got from the prisoner, and one I got from Mr. Townsend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Had you not seen me on the road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you gave me the money after I asked you for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-137" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is the florin I found.</p>
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<persName id="t18600813-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-138" type="surname" value="TOWNSEND"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-138" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TOWNSEND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This florin that Cole found in the field is the one that was tendered to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was anything said about the price of the ale?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You asked for old ale, I said that was 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. but you might have other ale at 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBETER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I came from Dover up to Wimbledon; I had got no money; I went to work with another man and we earned 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and shared it between us on Saturday night, and whether I got the money there I can't tell; and some gentleman gave me a half-sovereign to take 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for putting up a booth—it was money I had worked hard for, and I was not aware it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-690-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-690-18600813 t18600813-690-punishment-24"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CONNELL</hi> (44)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-141" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer-shop at Bedfont—on 23d July the prisoner came with a woman about 8 o'clock—my wife served him a pint of</p>
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<p>half-and-half; he put down a shilling on the table—my wife gave him change, she put down a sixpence and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and she put the shilling in her pocket—the prisoner and the woman drank the half-and-half and went away—in about twenty minutes my wife had to pay some money, and she took the shilling out of her pocket, and it was a bad one—it was the only one she had—I went after the prisoner and found him in a beer-shop, about a mile and a half from mine—I told him he had given me a bad shilling—he made some little difficulty, but I told him if he did not give me another I should see further into it—he then gave me a sixpence and sixpenny-worth of coppers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did your wife give any change after I was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I can swear she had no other shilling—she never left my presence till she took it out of her pocket—I can swear she had no other money but two sixpences—I saw you put the shilling on the table; my wife took it up and put it in her pocket—I am positive she had no other—I had just previously had all the silver—I did not say that I thought it was a good shilling—nothing of the kind.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-142" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE CROMWELL</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother, who keeps a beer-house—on 24th July, the prisoner came there—he asked for half a pint of 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ale—I served him, and he gave me a half-crown—I put it to my mouth and found it was bad—he took it out of my hand and went away—he did not drink his ale, he left it there—I am quite sure the half-crown was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How do you know it was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I put it to my teeth—there were not a great many people there drinking, only myself—I did not say the ale was flat—you did not look at the ale, you looked at me all the while—I would have given you the change if the half-crown had been good, but it was bad, it was like a piece of lead.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-143" type="surname" value="CONQUEST"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CONQUEST</persName> </hi>. I keep a public-house at Acton—on 24th July the prisoner came for half a pint of porter—I served him and he gave me a bad shilling—I said, "This is a bad shilling;" and I bent it on the counter—he said, "You have no business to bend it"—he snatched it up and went to the door, and with an oath he threw it over the hedge—I sent for a policeman—the prisoner asked to go in the yard; I went with him—he put his hand in his pocket and drew it out, and I saw there was a shilling in it—I said, "You have got a shilling in your hand;" he said, "No; I have not;" and he threw it over the wall—I called out, "Look out—a shilling is coming over the wall"—Cunningham saw the Shilling and he picked it up and brought it round.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I have half a pint of porter and a screw of tobacco?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; no tobacco at all—I did not give you any change out of your shilling—I did not take the shilling off the counter to the sideboard—I gave change for another shilling, to a woman who came in—she gave me a good shilling, which I gave her change for—you told me you took the shilling from Mr. Priest—you went to the door—I did not go after you into the road; I never left the door—there might be five or six persons there, but after
<lb/>wards twenty or thirty came—you did not try to make your escape, I detained you till the policeman came—my wife drew you one half-pint of porter, you wanted more and I would not let her serve you—I gave you no change—you went in the tap-room, and then asked me to let you go in the yard, and I went with you—I did not take hold of your wrist and say I saw a shilling in your hand—no such thing—you threw a shilling over the wall—that was not the same shilling that you gave me—the one you gave me you threw away with an oath.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The one he gave you was bent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and the one that Cunningham found was not bent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-144" type="surname" value="CUNNINTHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CUNNINTHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer and reside at Acton—I was coming along the road that evening, I saw a shilling on the road right before me—I picked it up, and Mr. Conquest came round and asked if any
<lb/>body had seen a shilling come over—I said, "No; I had not seen one come over but I had picked up one;" and I gave it to Mr. Conquest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me throw a shilling in the corn-field?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not say on your first hearing that I found a shilling in the corn-field—it was on the road I found it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-145" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, V</hi> 378). I went to Mr. Conquest's—I took the prisoner—I found on him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you find any bad money on me?
<hi rend="italic">Witness. A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-146" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-146" type="surname" value="WEBESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBESTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I went down to Brentford, and was labouring there two days; I went from there to Feltham and worked there about a week; I then worked for Mr. Priest till the 23d July. I went to Mr. Cooper's; I gave the man the shilling, and I walked on to the next place, and the man came and said it was a bad shilling. I went to Hounslow and bought a pair of shoes, and paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them. I then went and offered the half
<lb/>crown, and they said it was had. I came back to Mr. Priest's, and my wife was ill; she stayed there while I went for the porter and the screw of tobacee, and he gave me change 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of the shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to Mercy by the Jury, one of whom knew him twenty years ago as an honest, hard-working man.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HENRY WILLIAMS</hi> (26)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOOCH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Elizabeth Gooch, who keeps an eating-house in Whitechapel-road—on Saturday night, 28th July, the prisoner came at a little before 12 o'clock at night for a pennyworth of pudding—I served him, and he gave me a shilling—I looked at it and said it was bad; I broke it in the detector in two pieces; I laid them on the counter—the prisoner took from his waistcoat pocket a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and held it in his hand—I said, "That is a bad one, let me look at it"—he said, "Oh, no, I don't think it is"—I had before told the boy to shut the door, and I went round the counter and beckoned to an officer who was there in plain clothes—I seized the prisoner, but before I seized him he put his right hand in which the florin was to his mouth—I seized him by the throat, and, as the officer came, I said, "He is swallowing a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece"—the officer seized him and took him in custody—he searched him in the shop; he fouud on him some silver, some coppers, and a florin, which he laid on the counter—it was a bad florin—the officer took possession of the two pieces of the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I put my hand to my pocket did I put it back again?
<hi rend="italic">Witness. A.</hi> You put your hand to your mouth, you did not do any
<lb/>thing else with it—there were two or three customers there; not seven or eight—I came round the counter, and said, "You are swallowing a two-shilling piece"—I saw you had it in your right hand, and your right hand went to your mouth.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DUNAWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 129). On Saturday night, 28th July, about twelve o'clock, I was in the last witness's shop, in plain clothes—the</p>
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<p>prisoner came in, and I heard the last witness say, "This is a bad one"—he tried it in the detector and laid it down on the counter—he beckoned me immediately afterwards—I went, and saw the shilling lying on the counter, broken in two; these are the pieces of it—the last witness had hold of the prisoner, and said he was trying to swallow a bad two-shilling piece—I seized him by the throat, and he made a gulp as though he swallowed it—I asked him to open his mouth; he eaid, "I have got seven or eight there, put your finger in and feel" I said, "No, I will see what you have about you first"—I searched him, and in his breast coat-pocket I found a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, four sixpences, and 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I put the money on the counter, and Mr. Gooch said, "That is a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece"—I said I did not think it was, but he tried it and it was bad—the prisoner asked me who I was, I told him I was a police-constable—he resisted very violently; I had to put the handcuffs on him to take him—I think there were only three persons in that room—none of them got hold of the florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-150" type="given" value="WILIAM"/>WILIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are pieces of a bad shilling, and this florin is also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went for a pennyworth of pudding, I laid the shilling on the counter; he broke it and said it was bad; I put my hand in my pocket and took out this 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; he said that was bad, I said; "No, I am sure it is not," and I put it in my pocket again, and when the policeman took me he took it out of my pocket again. There were two or three persons looked at my money and said it was good. In going to the station the policeman took my two arms and put them behind me; I told him not to press me too hard.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT MAGGES</hi> (18)</persName>,
<hi rend="italic">alias
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-152" type="surname" value="CASSIDY"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-152" type="given" value="BARNARD"/>BARNARD CASSIDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 518). I produce a certificate of a former conviction (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, December, 1858.—Robert Maggs was convicted of uttering counterfeit coin, and ordered to be confined fifteen months</hi>'")—I was present—the prisoner is the person who was then convicted.</p>
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<persName id="t18600813-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-153" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH EPITAUX</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Epitaux, a confectioner, 3, Pall Mall—about the beginning of July I remember the prisoner coming perfectly well; I think he had a Bath bun—he gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and I gave him change—I put the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in the place where shillings are put, and after he left I found it was bad—I thought it might be a mistake—I tested it and threw it in the fire—on the 11th or 12th of July the prisoner came again in a different dress; he had a light coat and a straw hat—he had a Bath bun, and gave me a shilling—I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and as I gave it him I recognised him—he went away—I bent the shilling and put it in a little box by itself—on 21st July the prisoner came again—he then had a cheesecake and a glass of port wine—he gave me a half-crown—I tried it and found it was bad—I told him it was the third time he had passed bad money, and I called the waiter to fetch a policeman—I gave the half-crown to the waiter—the prisoner took it from him and bent it up, and put it in his mouth—I am sure it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When did I first come to your shop?
<hi rend="italic">Witness. A.</hi> I don't know the day exactly, to the best of my knowledge it was about the beginning of July; about a week before you gave me the shilling—I don't exactly recollect what time of the day it was—I think you had a Bath bun—I gave you the proper change out of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I will not swear whether it was three weeks before you were taken, or a month, or five weeks before—my motive</p>
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<p>for taking the two-shilling pieoe out of the till after you were gone was the remark you made when I gave you the change—I believe it was on the I lth or 12th that you came again; you then gave me a shilling—I recognised yours being the man who came before—I did not tell you it was a bad shilling—I thought I knew you at first, but when I gave you the change I recognised you—I allowed you to go out of the shop without telling you the shilling was bad because it is a very unpleasant thing—you came again about a week afterwards; I will not swear it was not ten days—I bent the shilling and put it in a little box which stood at the end of the counter—the box is open—I am not always in the shop, other persons are thera.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there other persons there when you put that ahilling in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure he is the man that came the first, second, and third time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-154" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-154" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS MATTHAY</persName> </hi>. I am waiter to the last witness—on 21st July I was in the shop—she gave me a bad half-crown—I saw the prisoner in the shop—I took him by the collar; my mistress told me to call a constable, ait hie had been there twice before—the prisoner came with me to the door, and he asked me to let him look at the half-crown—he took it out of my hand and bit a piece off it—the piece fell down just by the door-step; I saw it after
<lb/>wards on the mat—the prisoner tried to pick it up himself—I could not find it afterwards—the policeman came, and the prisoner was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What did you do with the half-crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had it in my hand and you took it out of my hand—I did not mark it; I did not say that I examined it—you said, "Let me look at it"—you took it out of my hand at once—you bit a piece off; the. piece fell on the ground, you put the other in your mouth—the servant-maid was by the side of the bar, washing plates.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you examine the prisoner's mouth?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said to the policeman, "He has got a half-crown in his mouth."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-155" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-155" type="given" value="HENY"/>HENY ROUGH</persName> </hi>, (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 310). I was sent for on the 21st July, about 3 o'clock—I found the prisoner, the last witness had hold of him, he gave him into my charge and told me to be careful as he bad got some money in his mouth—I asked him to open his mouth, but I could not find any money there—Mrs. Epitaux told me he had got it in his mouth, and she said he had been there twice before—she gave me this bad shilling—I asked the prisoner if he had got any more, he said,"No *—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and id. in copper—I asked him where he pat the half-crown—he said it was in the area—I searched, but it was not there—he said I should find the piece in the road, but there was none there—he gave the name of Augustus Maggs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you asked me to open my mouth did I refuse?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—nothing but good money was found on you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-156" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner (handing some pieces to the witness). Q.</hi> What are these that I have given you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are pieces of a bad half-crown, but it has not been broken by the mouth—it has been broken, and the pieces hare been filed afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Here are the pieces of the half-crown; I broke it in my cell. I had a sovereign, a half-sovereign, 3 shillings, and a half-crown. I gave the half-crown to the prosecutrix and she gave it to the waiter; I asked him to allow me to look at it, and I bent it and a piece broke off. It is quite clear that, as the prosecutrix swears, I did swallow it; it has</p>
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<p>passed through me, and there it is. I examined it, and broke it in pieces, and here they are, and no one can say but that they are the pieces that passed through me. Where is the piece that fell on the floor? There were three or four other gentlemen there; why was it not picked up and pro
<lb/>duced? Because it was good. The constable came in and I said it might have fallen down the area; they went down, and in the deposition it is stated that they were there ten minutes. Were I charged with smuggling away that piece that was on the floor, the Jury could not say that I was guilty; but merely because I was convicted before I must be guilty of uttering the coin. I called my wife to see what I had done, and she said, "Throw it away;" and had it been bad I would have done so. The lady would not swear what day I was there first, and she says she put the shilling in the box because she suspected me; she never told me, but took the shilling, and afterwards said it was bad; would any gentleman take a bad piece and allow a man to leave the shop without telling him? She says, to the best of her knowledge, it was on the 11th or 12th of July, and I was at Colchester, I received a letter there and answered it on the 12th, and that answer will be produced. My friends saw me off on the 2d of July, and I did not return till the 17th. Here are my friends who saw me off; I also forwarded in that letter ten shillings'-worth of postage stamps to my brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18600813-name-157" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600813-name-157" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAGGS</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner off to Colchester on the 2d July, and I saw him come home on the 17th—I am positive I saw him come from the station on the 17th VI received a letter from a gentleman, which the postage stamps were sent in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where do you live? At 2, Plummer
<lb/>street, City-road—I did lodge with Mr. Jones, a horse-dealer in Caledonian-road—I was with him about 9 months, but he has sold off now—I believe he still lives in the same house—I have been out of employ 9 days—before I worked for Mr. Jones I worked for a tallow-chandler, in Islington, just by the Angel—I was tried here in February 1859, for passing bad money; I was convicted and sentenced to four months—I visited my brother at the House of Detention—I can't say whether it was the day before he was committed—the gentleman who gave me the letter with the postage stamps, was Mr. Henry Devonport, 14, William-street, Curtain-road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600813-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600813-name-158" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-158" type="surname" value="MAGGS"/>
<interp inst="t18600813-name-158" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY MAGGS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner left London on 2d July; and my brother James saw him off by the train—I received several letters and I answered them to Colchester—he returned on the 17th July—I and my brother James were at the station to receive him—I am positive I saw him off on the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and back on the 17th—I know his handwriting—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>) is his handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Read it.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't read writing—I know this is his writing because I have had letters from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. (Producing another paper</hi>). Here is my handwriting; com
<lb/>pare them, and you will see it is my writing; here is a proof of my innocence, a letter in my own handwriting. When I was visited by my brother there was a bar between us, and it was impossible for me to receive anything. There is an officer walking up and down the room, how could it come to me. The prosecutrix says that I came there on the 11th or 12th, and the very thing that would prove my innocence is denied me—I declare to my God that that is the same half-crown I took to that woman, and it paswed through me; I was sent here because I was the undefended man.</p>
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<p>There is the letter, there is my sister, there is a second witness, and there is the half-crown; if you convict me you will convict an innocent man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600813-693-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, the property of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAUSTICE WILLAMS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTIC WILLES</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS; SIR ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt Ald. M.P.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RABERT MALCOLM KERR</hi> Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN INCE</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600813-696-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing, whilst employed under the Post-office, a post-letter containing I half-sovereign and 2 sixpences, the property of the
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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