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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Publishers 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, November 26th, 1860, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CUBITT</hi>, M.P. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>Right Hon. Sir George Bramwell</persName>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; the Hon. Sir John Barnard Byles, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; John Humphrey, Esq.; Thomas Challis, Esq.; and Thomas Quested Finnis, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Russell Gurney, Esq. Q.C. Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDERSON"/>William Ander
<lb/>son Rose</persName>, Esq.; Thomas Gabriel, Esq.; and Edward Conder, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Chambers</persName>, Esq. Common Serjeant 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="t18601126-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ABBISS</persName> </hi>, Esq. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSK</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">OCTAVIUS TRYON CHAPMAN 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="italic">The following Prisoners, upon whom the Judgment of the Court was respited at the time of Trial, have since been sentenced as under</hi>:</p>
<p>Vol. liii.
<hi rend="italic">Page Sentence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT ERNEST"/>Graham, Robert Ernest</persName>... 2...Five Year's Penal Servitude.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>Huntingdon, George</persName>... 40...Three Year's Penal Servitude.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-7" type="given" value="JULIA"/>Burke, Julia</persName>... 13... Confined Five Days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-8" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Moore, Henry</persName>... 58... Confined One Month.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-9" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Little, Edward</persName>... 87... Confined Nine Months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-10" type="given" value="J.H"/>Haynes, J.H</persName>.... 87... To enter into recognizances.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-11" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Cooke, Edward</persName>... 117... Fined OneShilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-12" type="given" value="ANN"/>Perry, Ann</persName>... 126... Confined Two Months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>Baker, William</persName>... 172... Confined Twelve Months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-14" type="given" value="JAMES"/>Tite, James</persName>... 294...Four Year's Penal Servitude.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-15" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>McCarthy, Jeremiah</persName>... 313... Confined One Month.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-16" type="given" value="SARAH"/>Lane, Sarah</persName>... 317... Confined Ten Days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES"/>Steele, James</persName>... 329... Confined Six Months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-18" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>Wells, Richard</persName>... 369... Confined Three Months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-19" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>Salter, Fredrick</persName>... 374... Three Years in the Industrial School at Feltham.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-20" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Salter, Henry</persName>... 374... Three Years in the Industrial School at Feltham.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-21" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Guest, Edward</persName>... 374... Three Years in the Industrial School at Feltham.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CUBITT, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>, and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them—I did not buy them—I afterwards met the prisoner as I was coming towards my cart—I told him I had offered 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Mr. Frost for some shoulders of mutton, and for him to go back and see if Mr. Frost would serve me and if not, he was to give a farthing a pound more for them—that would be 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I went to my horse and cart, which was standing at the Old Bailey, and the prisoner afterwards came up to me with the shoulders of mutton—he shoed me a ticket, and said he had paid for them—upon that I gave him the money—1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said "I did not think you were worth 1
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you recollect who was with you in Newgate-street when you met me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Mr. Slocombe—I did not take out my purse and give you the money for the mutton—Mr. Slocombe did not say, when you came to the cart, "If you had given me the money, I should have bolted with it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them, or anything of that amount—neither then nor since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am sorry it occurred; I received the money, but had not the least intention of doing anything dishonest; I had been up all night and fell asleep in the tap-room, and unfortunately lost my money; as soon as I found it was gone I sent my wife to Mr. Shopland and acknowledged to it, saying I would repay it in the course of a fortnight, if he would allow me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-4-18601126 t18601126-4-punishment-4"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner further pleaded guilty to ten other indict
<lb/>ments charging him with larceny, as said servant, and also to other indictments for obtaining goods by false pretences, to which he pleaded</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.—</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>, and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-6-18601126 t18601126-6-punishment-6"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BERRY</hi> (14)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-18601126 t18601126-7-punishment-7"/>Confined Three Months</rs>, and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-18601126 t18601126-7-punishment-8"/>Three Years in a Reformatory.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18601126-8-offence-1 t18601126-name-42"/>John Dale</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-43" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-43" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. John Dale of Tooley-street, a licensed carman—on 14th November, I received two chests of tea with an order to deliver them on board a trading vessel at Horselydown—I received one between 12 and 1 o'clock, and the other about 2 o'clock—I got to Botolph-lane about 5 o'clock, and backed my cart to Suffolk-lane—I jumped out of the cart and went into Mr. Bowen's—I returned in two minutes, and the horse, and cart, and tea, were all gone—I spoke to the policeman, and by</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was out to look for a job, and a man asked me if I wanted a job—I said, "Yes;" he asked me to carry this to Brick-lane and he would give me a shilling: I said, "Yes;" and was going there—he said he would follow me—I found it rather heavy and put it on a barrow, and the officer came and asked what I had got: I said, "A chest of tea." I went back to see for the man but could not find him, and the officer took me to the station.</p>
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<lb/>erick Sturkey</persName>, from his person, to which he
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-51" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-51" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City police-inspector</hi>, 11). I was in Ludgate-street on the afternoon of 9th November, at about 4 o'clock, at the corner of Ave Maria-lane—there was a large crowd, of which the prisoner was one—I saw Mr. Stocks amongst the crowd—two men had him by the collar of his</p>
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<p>coat, and I saw the prisoner in the front of him with his hand upon Mr. Stocks' neckcloth—I forced my way through the crowd and seized the prisoner—the moment I seized him, the crowd, and his companions, I suppose, attacked me, and he broke away from me in consequence of the assistance the crowd gave—policeman Scott came up, and the moment he broke away I saw Scott seize him—the prisoner was never out of my sight—the prisoner put his right hand behind him and stooped—I made a seize at his hand, and he brought his hand up to the front directly open—I said, "You have passed something"—he said, "It's all right"—I directed Scott to take him to the station, and I looked for Mr. Stocks—he did not go to the station with me—I afterwards found his residence, and wrote to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he actually tell you it was all right?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was nothing in his hand then—there was a good deal of
<hi rend="italic">bonneting</hi> going on—there were a lot of
<hi rend="italic">rollicking</hi>, rattling people—a great crowd of
<hi rend="italic">roughs</hi>—the knocking about just then was not occasioned by their
<hi rend="italic">rollicking</hi>—I was standing—the show had gone by—there were 100 people, and upwards, I should think, from the corner of Ave Maria-lane to the comer of St. Paul's Church-yard—the prosecutor had no opportunity of swaying about—he was held so tight—I could not say whether the crowd was swaying, they were closely packed together, and uneasy, as all crowds are—I had some difficulty to force my way through to get to the prisoner—Scott met me at the end of the crowd, as I was coming to get the prisoner out of it—the prisoner was searched—nothing of a suspicious character was found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-52" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER MITCHEL</persName> </hi> I am a compositor, and live at Albany-road, Old Kent-road. On the 9th November, I was in Ludgate-street, at the corner of Ave Maria-lane about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—I saw an immense crowd there, and the prisoner in it—I saw him with two others, push a man back, and the prisoner snapped something from the front of the man—I did not see the pin at the time—the two men were pushing against the other man, the prisoner was in front—directly the prisoner pulled his hand away, the inspector came up—the prisoner backed away from him, and I then caught hold of the prisoner by the collar—directly he got away from the inspector he passed something behind him to somebody behind some others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How close were you to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Within two yards—there might be six or eight people between me and him, closely packed together—they were all sizes, tall and short—they did not lay hold of me—I was in my working clothes, and my apron on—they had nothing to lay hold of me for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-53" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 387). I was on duty on the afternoon of 9th November, at about 4 o'clock, at the corner of Ave Maria-lane—I saw the inspector with the prisoner in custody—I saw him break away from the inspector—I immediately seized him—I got assistance afterwards and took him to the police station—I searched him there—I found on him one shilling in silver, threepence in copper, and two duplicates—he gave me an address—I went there, but found no one there who knew him—there was no such name there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-54" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-54" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH STOCKS</persName> </hi>. I am a law student, and live at 32, Maddox-street, I Regent-street—I was in Ludgate-street on the afternoon of 9th November, about 4 o'clock—I felt myself surrounded by a large crowd, and felt some one place his hand upon my collar, and some one else at one of my shoulders, holding me back—there was one man, I fancy, at the side of me—I could not see for the crowd—a third man rushed at me in front, and took from</p>
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<p>my scarf a breast pin, worth about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I cannot say whether the prisoner is the man, or whether he is like the man—some one also hit me a blow at the back, of my head, and they tried to take my watch, but I caught it just, as it was coming out of my pocket—my watch was in my waistcoat pocket, and my coat buttoned up, but my coat was pulled open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you left your law studies that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was returning from a visit that I had been paying to a friend in the city—I endeavoured to get an omnibus, but could not—I was moving slowly down in the crowd—it was a very large crowd indeed—I did not stand looking on when I got into the middle of the crowd—I endeavoured to force my way on, but found myself fastened by this man catching hold of my collar—there were men of various sizes there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go to the station home the same day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; some one called at my lodgings afterwards, and requested that I would appear at Guildhall—in consequence of that I went to the station house, and was taken before the Magistrate at Guildhall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18601126-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a handkerchief, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18601126-12-offence-1 t18601126-name-56"/>Benjamin Ballantine</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-57" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BALLANTINE</persName> </hi>. I am a boot-maker—on Sunday night, 28th October, I think, about a quarter before 8, I was going towards London-bridge, with my wife—we were on the City side—the prisoner followed ma down King William-street, till we got to London-bridge, and then he took my handkerchief—I had seen him behind and before me all the way from King William-street, but I did not think he was after anything—he put his hand into my side coat pocket, and took my handkerchief—I turned round and saw him go away—I did not see the handkerchief in hit hand—I followed him, and saw him attempt to take handkerchiefs from two other persona—I saw him put his hand into their pockets—he crossed the road, and then I went again and took him—I said, "You are the young man I want, you have taken my handkerchief"—a policeman came up and took him into custody—I saw my handkerchief at the station, it was found on the prisoner—he said that I was mistaken, that it was not he.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-58" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CAVALIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 412). The prosecutor described the prisoner to me on Sunday night, 28th October—I first saw the prosecutor and his wife together in the middle of King William-street, and I saw him a second time at the corner of Cornhill, and he charged the prisoner with stealing his pocket handkerchief—the prisoner denied the charge—he said the property he had got in his pocket was his own—I induced him to pull out what handkerchiefs he had got in his pocket, and out of three pocket handker-chiefs the prosecutor identified this one (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) as his—there is no particular mark on it—it is a common cotton pocket handkerchief—I took the prisoner into custody, searched him, and found on him sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">B. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this handkerchief yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and it is the one I had safe in my pocket that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-18601126 t18601126-12-punishment-12"/>Confuted Six Months.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD GROVES</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18601126-13-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18601126-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18601126-name-60" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-60" type="surname" value="LEIGHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-60" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18601126-13-offence-1 t18601126-name-60"/>Richard Leighton</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRESHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-61" type="surname" value="LEIGHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-61" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LEIGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's husbandman, and live at No. 1, Harbour-square, Stepney—on the 9th November, about 20 minutes past 12, I was at the top of St. Mary Axe, stopping by the Lord Mayor's procession, which was passing—it was not particularly crowded—the prisoner</p>
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<p>was standing on my left—I felt the guard of my watch jerked—my watch was in this position—upon looking down, I observed the prisoner's hands covering the guard in this manner—he called to some one by name, and stretched out his hand—I caught him in the act—I seized his hand, and called a policeman—I did not see anything in his hand at the time he was stretching it out to this other person, or before that—I observed the guard fall loose down from my waistcoat pocket—that was after he had stretched his hand out—I lost my watch—I never saw it again—I had seen it safe a few minutes before—I then gave the prisoner in custody—I could not recognise the other man, he was close to the prisoner, and a similar looking person in dress—I did not sec that man do anything with his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What part of the show did you see?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The front part—the first carriages were passing—I never saw it before—there was rather a crowd—there were a great many persons in front of me—when I had hold of the prisoner, he asked what I was holding him for—I had seen my guard in his hand—one end of it never left my waistcoat—it was held, to my waistcoat by the button-hole, and there is a large key—it is not easy to detach it—I did not see another lad run away at the time I had hold of the prisoner—the crowd came at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-62" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 656). I was on duty on this day about twenty minutes after 12—I heard a cry of "Police," and saw the last witness had hold of the prisoner—I ran up and he told me that the prisoner had taken his watch from his waistcoat pocket—he gave him in charge—I found one halfpenny on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Nothing else at all? no instrument or anything of the kind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-14-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18601126-14-offence-1 t18601126-name-64"/>Mary Greenly</persName>, and stealing therein 1 gown, and 1 mantle, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-65" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-65" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART GREENLY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 7, Willow-cottages, Canon
<lb/>bury—it is my dwelling-house and is in the parish of St. Mary; Islington—I heard a noise in the house on the morning of 26th October, about a quarter or twenty minutes to 6; before I was up—as the sweeps were expected that morning I did not take much notice, but presently I heard a noise outside my bedroom door, at the wardrobe—I then got out of bed and sprang the rattle from the balcony—I remained there, and presently I saw the prisoner come up the area steps—he went across the garden and got over the iron railings—he had neither shoes, coat, nor hat on—he ran away and was pursued by a policeman—he was brought back to me—the prisoner is the person—I went to bed between 11 and 12 o'clock the night before—the places were all fastened up properly—I was the last up—after I saw the prisoner go away I went down stairs and looked about the house—I entered the parlour, and there I found that he had effected an entrance by cutting or breaking a pane of glass; the fastening was forced back, and the window opened—the shutters to those windows were not shut—when the window was open, anybody could easily get in through it—I proceeded to the kitchen, and found that he had been in the larder and regaled himself—I missed stout and provisions—after that he must have proceeded to the top room—the door of one room was open and unbolted—a black silk dress and a cloth cloak had been brought down from there to the parlour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-66" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FISHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 352). I was in the street on the morning</p>
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<p>of 26th October; off duty—I heard a rattle near Willow-cottages—I went there, and saw the prisoner coming over the area railings into the front garden—he got from the front garden over the railings into the road and ran away—I pursued him and never lost sight of him till I took him in custody—he had his trousers, shirt, and waistcoat on—he had no shoes, ooat, or cap—when I charged him, upon taking him into custody, he said, "You have made a mistake, I am not the person"—I afterwards took him back to No. 7—Mr. Greenly saw him—I searched him at the station—I found I nothing on him but a comb and a
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi> of paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When he took me, he asked the lady whether I was the man?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not—she said "That is the man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had been at my cousin's over night and was coming home; I lost my clothes on the Thursday night, and found myself on the Friday morning without them—I was making my way to the Lower-road, Islington, and some one called "Stop thief!" The policeman was coming down the road, and he collared me and said he saw me get over the railings. I never was in the place, and know nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-14-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-14-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-67" type="surname" value="GOULD"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-67" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GOULD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>, 40). I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Clerkenwell Sessions, February, 1856; William Mason, convicted of stealing leaden pipe fixed to a building; having been previously convicted of felony. Sentenced to Four Years' Penal Servitude"</hi>) I was present at the trial and proved the former conviction—the prisoner is the same person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18601126-15-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 watch, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DODD</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, of 18, Norfolk-street, New-road—on Saturday evening, 3d November, about half-past 6 o'clock, I was coming along Fleet-street, close to Whitefriars-street—I saw the prisoner rash past me down Whitefriars-street—I followed him—I saw Hetherill stop him down there—I came up at the very moment when he was stopped—Balch came up about two moments afterwards—he said to the prisoner, "Where is my watch?"—the prisoner said, "What watch?" and threw his coat back from his shoulders, and the watch fell from under his coat on to my foot—I did not have the watch in my hand, so I cannot say whether this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the one—it was a silver watch; I saw it on the ground—it was picked up by somebody—the policeman was there—two or three stooped to pick it up, but I don't know who got it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-71" type="given" value="CHARLES CHRISTOPHER"/>CHARLES CHRISTOPHER BALCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Brewer-street, John-street-road, and am a copper-plate printer—on this Saturday night, about half-past 6 o'clock, I was in Fleet-street, opposite Whitefriars-street—some volunteers were coming down Fleet-street, but they had not got up to me at that time; I was looking at them—I had my watch then in my pocket—I heard a click at my watch—I expected, by the sound, that my guard was cut by the nipper of a pair of pliers—the prisoner was immediately by me—I tried to catch him, but he bobbed his head and ran away down Whitefriars-street—I pursued him, and called "Stop thief!"—I found him at the bottom of the street, in custody—I did not see the watch fall; I saw it picked up—I do not know who picked it up—this is the watch that I saw picked upr—it was by the prisoner's foot—at the time I heard the click I only noticed the pri
<lb/>soner near me; no one else—I noticed him run away directly I heard it—I</p>
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<p>did not notice him do anything else—this is my watch—I had seen it safe one minute before that—I had not left my shop half a minute.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me steal your watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I saw you run away, and when I came up to you I said, "Where's my watch?" you said, "What watch?" and then threw your coat back, and Dodd said, "Something has dropped on the ground;" and then the watch was picked up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 363). On Saturday evening, 3d November, about half-past 6, I was on duty in Whitefriars-street—I heard them call out "Stop thief!" as I was coming away from the Temple, towards Whitefriars-street—I saw Balch and Dodd come up—I heard the prosecutor ask the prisoner where his watch was—the prisoner said, "I have no watch"—I took him in custody and took hold of his right arm and Dodd had hold of his other arm—he pulled part of his coat back from his arm and the watch dropped—I did not see it drop, I saw it lie on the ground—this is it—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was coming by about half past 6; the colunteers were coming by, and I picked the watch up by the man's feet and ran away with it; I did not know it was his; I thought the first witness saw me pick it up, and he might have said it was his; that is why I ran. I did not steal it; the prosecutor cannot say that I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-18601126 t18601126-15-punishment-14"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS; MR. RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., did unlawfully convert the same to his own use.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi> for a larceny at common law.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count</hi> for stealing the order.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ONION</persName> </hi>. I am a carriage-trimming manufacturer, at No. 40, Drury-lane—I first became acquainted with the prisoner in the middle of June, I think—he, at that time or shortly afterwards, entered my employ
<lb/>ment as town traveller, with a salary and commission—shortly after that it happened that I was short of money—I had a quantity of velvet in my possession—I had some conversation with the prisoner on the subject—he said that through some friends of his he could raise money for me on the velvets—I afterwards, by his instructions, sent the goods to Messrs. Werner and Falck, on 6th July, at Bury-court, St. Mary-Axe—the prisoner after
<lb/>wards, on the same day, handed me 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said it came from Werner and Falck's as an advance upon the velvets—I said that it was a very small sum for the amount of the velvets, aud asked him if he could not obtain more—he said he would try, and on the next day he returned and said that Werner and Falck would not give more—I think he remained in my service about a fortnight after the 6th—he had told me that the period of loan was for one month—ou 6th August following, I received a letter from him about the redemption of these goods—I saw him in the City and gave him a</p>
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<p>cheque for 94
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., being the amount of principal and interest—it might have been the day following the advance of the money that I learnt the interest was 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it was not at the time the money was advanced—the only conversation was that the rate would not be a very heavy one; perhaps 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound for three months, and to my surprise I found it was a 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound for one month—I gave him directions to take the cheque to the Union Bank, Temple-bar Branch, get it cashed, and to pay over the proceeds to Messrs. Werner and Falck—I gave him directions to leave the velvets at Messrs. Werner and Falck's to my orders—I saw him subsequently on the day I gave him the cheque, about 4 o'clock in the after
<lb/>noon, and he stated that he had been to Werner and Falck's and neither of the partners were in, and that he had left the money with the clerk—I did not direct or authorize the prisoner to sell these velvets after giving him the cheque; I had done so previously—that cheque has been returned to me by my bankers as paid—the officer has it—the prisoner was not in my employ when I gave him instructions to sell; it was afterwards—the value of the velvets is 148
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid that for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you really mean that you did not give him instructions to sell after you gave him the cheque?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I decidedly did not know that he was negotiating a sale after I gave him the cheque—I did not know that Mr. Cawley had given bills for them—I have been frequently to Mr. Michael's, but not about the velvets or the bills; I went merely because I did not know what had become of Mr. Muckleston—Mr. Michael said something to me about the bills—I did not see them, or what was written on them, or whether they were bills; he showed me some pieces of paper which he stated had been given to him, and which he stated to be bills, But I did not look at them—he offered to discount them if I would put my name to them—I did not ask him what arrangements he had made about the velvets—I do not think anything was said about them—I do not know why those papers, which were called bills, were produced; I did not know of their being in existence—Mr. Michael said that the bills were left with him by the prisoner for the velvets—that was about all that was said about the velvets—he asked me to endorse them, and I declined to have anything to do with them—I went there about 12th or 14th August—the cheque was given on the 6th—the prisoner, I believe, wrote several letters to me before I went there—I did not go there in consequence of any letter; I cannot explain why I went, but I was searching after Mr. Muckleston at the time—the prisoner said one day that he had been to Tottenham to Mr. Michael, and asked him to discount some bills he had—this was before I went to Mr. Michael—I do not think he said that those bills were for the velvets, but he said that they were bills of Cawley's; they were some which I expect were obtained by frand—I had nothing to do with the bills or the discount—I do not know whether I should or should not have refused to receive the money if I had not been asked to endorse them—I said that I would not recognise any bills in any shape or form; all that I wanted was an order for my velvets, and that is what I told the prisoner—I first knew on Friday the 10th, that the proceeds of the cheque had not been paid, and after searching for the prisoner for a long while, I saw him come out at Mr. Michael's door, and spoke to him about the money—he told me he had been into Michael's at that minute to get him to discount Cawley's bill—it was two or three days after that, that he told me he had been to Tottenham, and after that I went to Michael's on the 12th or Hth—I did not know at the time, that the prisoner gave a bill for the 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but afterwards I did—that</p>
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<p>was before I gave the cheque; it was on 6th July that he gave the bill—I told the prisoner to pledge the velvets in his own name; that was for a trade reason, it was that people might not know that I was pledging—I did not wish the velvets to be brought back, that my clerks might not know that they had been pledged; they went into the books as bo much cash from Werner and Falck on account—I knew something about Cawley before I gave the cheque—the only thing I know is, that he made sales to Cawley while he was in my employ, and I understood that Cawley's character was not such as I could trust, and I did not wish to do any more business with him—I never knew of the bills being grven for these very velvets till the 10th—I cannot say whether I knew before the 10th that the prisoner was negotiating a transaction with Cawley—he wrote me some letters, saying that he could do something with the velvets; those letters are here—I did not know on the 6th that he had offered the velvets to Cawley—he said before the cheque was given that he could sell these velvets to Cawley, and I declined the transaction—he was authorized to sell up to the time I gave him the cheque, either for cash or for bills approved by me, but not Cawley's bills—I went to Cannon-street to Mr. Burke, to inquire about Cawley's reference—that was when the prisoner was in my employ, and about three weeks before I gave him the cheque; he then said that Mr. Cawley was proposing to buy the velvets—I consulted my solicitor a few days afterwards—I cannot tell you when the warrant was taken out, but it was a short time afterwards—I swear I did not say to Mr. Michael that I would not endorse the bills; and that if I did not get my money, I would have it in another way, that I would have the money or lock the defendant up; nothing of the kind; nor that I would shut his mouth, and the money would soon be brought forward, as Muckleston had some warrant for grain and some seed—I said that I had seen the person who sold some seed to him, but I did not say that I would lock him up, or have my money; nothing of the kind—I may have called there again afterwards going by—I do not think I called there between the time when the papers were shown to me, and the issuing of the warrant—I went with Newton once or twice either after or before the goods were shown to me, I cannot say which—I have no doubt I went there both after and before—I looked at some goods with Newton which Michael showed me, and Michael did not ask me to take those goods as part of the bills, but against the velvets—I certainly looked at the goods, but for no earthly purpose: there had been no end of propositions made by Michael, and I might have just touched the goods in a cursory manner, but as to looking at them I did not—I did not say, "When he is ouce taken, the money with all my expenses will be paid;" nor did I offer a reward of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said nothing about taking him, but perhaps I had the warrant out at that time—I might have said that I intended taking out a warrant, but nothing about locking him up; or about locking him up, and the money would soon be forthcoming—not on either occasion—the warrant was put into the hands of Haydon, the city detective, who I afterwards met on 28th August, and told him not to execute it at present—Michael was there—Poole was not there at that time—I found Michael and Haydon together at some place where I was referred to from the detective-office, and not by appointment at all—my reason for telling Haydon not to execute the warrant, was, in the first place, because we could not find the party—we had been looking after him for three weeks, and there was a certain matter entered into at the time, in which I was regularly done, and which I was foolish enough to sign—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is not my writing—one name</p>
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<p>in it is, and also the u Dear Sir"—I have seen Mr. Poole on no end of occasions—he told me on one occasion, to tell Michael to come down—I called on Mr. Poole, who said, "Michael has heen hero"—I called as a friend, but for no specific purpose—I have known him for years—this was a week or ten days afterwards—I called on Michael to say that Mr. Poole wanted him—I might have had an idea what Mr. Poole wanted him for, but Mr. Poole did not tell me—I did not know perfectly well that Poole was to settle the matters between me and the prisoner, and that Michael and I were to see him on the other side—there was not a word about settling, but Michael was constantly upon Poole, to try to settle it—that I have heard since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why was it you told Haydon not to execute the warrant at present? was not it because you had put the matters into Poole's hands?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As a referee; I said to Haydon that it might be referred to Mr. Poole to know whether I had a civil or a criminal case, or it was said in his presence; Haydon and Michael were by—that was after the warrant had been out for nearly a month—I believe Haydon went out of town—I did not tell Haydon on that same day, the 28th, to have the name written off the police books—I told him to suspend the warrant, that was all—I have no recollection of his saying, "In order to do that, I shall be obliged to have the name written off at the station"—he did not execute the warrant—he did not Bay that it was handed over to Moes by mistake when he went out of town—he said that he had sent Moss in to apprehend him, while to remained outside—Poole is a private gentleman; he has an office in London—he does not live at Southend, but his wife was very ill, and he was staying there, and she subsequently died—I do not know that that was the reason that he could not go into the reference—I know nothing about it—I called almost daily upon Michael—the cheque was payable to the defendant—I understand that the acceptance that he gave was in his own name—I have not seen it—I have heard since that it was for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not write a letter to him about Cawley's bills—I never wrote a letter—I did not write a letter asking for Cawley's bills; decidedly not—I never saw the bills, and do not know whether there was first a large one for 175
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was afterwards broken up into four small ones—I know nothing of any bills of Cawley's—if I have said, "Not for these last bills," it must have been a slip of the tongue—I never wrote to him to ask him for the one large bill—at letter has been destroyed by my request, or in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first learn or know that an acceptance bad been given by the prisoner for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Within the last fortnight, and before I gave my oheque for 94
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he did not tell me so at the time when he told me he had got 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in advance—I first knew of Cawiey through some goods being sold to him by the prisoner—it was through the prisoner that I first in my life heard of Mr. Cawley—I declined to have anything to. lo with Cawley whatever, because I had made application to the reference, and likewise to the Trade Protection Society—that was while the prisoner was in my employment—I first heard of Mr. Michael through the prisoner—it was on 10th August that I first spoke to the prisoner on the subject of he cheque being cashed by him, and the proceeds appropriated to me—he aid that he had not misappropriated the money; that he had sold the velvets for bills which Michael was to discount—I then stated that he had no authority to sell; that I would not take the bills or recognise them in any ray—all that I required was my velvets, or an order for them to be given up—I repudiate the bills spoken of from beginning to end—I have since</p>
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<p>paid the money to Messrs. Werner and Falck, redeemed the velvets, and got them back into my possession.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that since these proceedings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; since it came before the Lord Mayor—I have given an indemnity.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-78" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER WERNER</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, carrying on business at 3, Bury-court, St. Mary-axe—I have known the prisoner four or five months before this matter was inquired iuto—in July last he applied to me for an advance on some goods—I made the advance on 6th July—I gave him a cheque for 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. upon certain velvet goods, and he gave me a promissory note and a memorandum of deposit in his own name—in the course of business that loan would have been repayable on 9th August, the bill was due on 6th August—I cannot say whether I saw him upon that day, I think it was afterwards—the bill was presented when due and not paid, and the prisoner came and asked for a renewal; the bill produced was for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I granted it, and the velvets remained in my hands—he afterwards called again and said, if any one said anything about the velvets, I was not to say anything about his business to anybody—I retained the second bill of 9th August that was not honoured, and since that I have had the amount of my advance and interest paid to me by Mr. Onion, and the goods taken away—the difference between the 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was the interest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say you received an acceptance from the prisoner at the time you first received the goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he gave me a letter of introduction which was satisfactory; it was from a very rich man—I advanced the money upon the bill and upon the goods—I advanced the money upon the bill, taking the goods as collateral security—this bill was given on the 9th to renew the other bill—I took this fresh memorandum of deposit at that time (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the goods were in effect redeemed on that day and re-pledged—if the velvets had gone down in the market afterwards I should have sued Mr. Muckleston for the balance, they vary very much in the market—the prisoner told me that a person had bought the velvets—that was a day or two after the first bill was due, before the second bill was given; it was between the Gth and 9th—there are three days grace allowed—he said that Mr. Cawley, of Old-street-road, and somebody else would come and pay for the velvets—I gave him a cheque for 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I offered him first 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the velvets—I do not recollect that he said he wanted 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more for his own use.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know anybody else in the transaction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I thought they were his own goods—the value of them is about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., not more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPEELMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Union Bank of London, Temple-bar branch—Mr. Onion keeps an account there; the officer Moss has the cheque; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I debited Mr. William Onion's account on 6th August—there was one 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 13,262, 20th June; three 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 92,877, 8. 9, 23d May; and two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 44,350, June 26th, and 66,851, June 26th, and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in cash.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-80" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BEYFUS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, at 91, City-road—I know the prisoner; previous to August last he was indebted to me; he called on me that day and paid me 69
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes and gold—I paid it into my bankers, the Union Bank, Princes-street, the following day—he owed me the money for furniture.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-81" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Union Bank of London, Princes-strcot—Mr. Philip Beyfus keeps a private account there, and also an account of the firm of P. and S. Beyfus—on 7th August, some money was paid in to</p>
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<p>the account of the firm—I personally received it either from Mr. Beyfus or somebody else—I believe it was from Mr. Beyfus himself—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is an extract I made from the books; 173
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid in, and amongst that there was a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 13,262, dated 20th June; six 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, two of I which bore the Nos. 92,877 and 92,878, dated 23d May, 1860—there was also a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note amongst them, dated 6th June, 1860, and numbered 44,350.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer of the City—on 15th September, I arrested the prisoner on a warrant, at his office, 50, Lime-street, City—I said to him, "Mr. Muckleston"—he said, "Yes,"—I said, "Rowland Muckle
<lb/>ston"—he said, "No; Richard"—I said, "I have a warrant for Mr. Rowland Muckleston to apprehend him"—he said, "I am not Rowland Muckleston, I am a cousin of his; I am managing the business for him"—I was not satisfied with that, and arrested him—he requested to go to Mr. Michael's office, 10, St. Mary-axe—he afterwards said that his name was Rowland Muckleston.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You found upon him two letters, did you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Haydon accompanied me to the office and he stayed outside while I went in—the warrant was handed to me when Haydon was about leaving town—I told the prisoner it was for misappropriating a cheque, and he said that the matter was settled, and that he had letters to show that it was referred to Mr. Poole.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ONION</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was any salary paid to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there is a balance due to me now, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he was overpaid on the salary account—his salary was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, and two and a half per cent on all paper hangings which he sold, and three and a half per cent, on all American cloths—there has been no settlement—I have no statement of the accounts with me—he was in my employ about three weeks—no balance was struck between us at the time he left, but there was a balance due.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that there was no case for the Jury: the cheque came from the prosecutor with directions to receive the money, but the money came from the banker, and the question was whether that was such a bailment as was intended by the Statute, as the prisoner received no specific coin from his master, and the money received from the banker would not be in the prisoner's hands as a bailee, it never having been in his master's hands; and further, that he took up the velvets by means of the renewed bill, so that after the cheque was given the object for which it was given was accomplished, and if any offence was then committed it was re-pledging the velvets.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the same side, contended that bailment is made up of two things, confidence and delivery, and that here there was no delivery, as the cheque was payable to the prisoner or bearer—that there was no direction by the prosecutor to the banker to deliver any specific chattel, and that there was no confidence between the banker and the prisoner, it was between the prisoner and his master (See Reg. v. Bull, Foster's Reports</hi>)
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">left it to the Jury to say whether the notes were given to the prisoner for a special purpose, and whether he, instead of that, fraudulently transferred them to his own use.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the First and Second Counts only.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector Brannan gave her a good character</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNELL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MCLEOD</persName> </hi> (
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<lb/>thing to me when Naughton was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you in your uniform?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, in plain clothes, and the officer with me was in plain clothes also—I did not tell Naughton that I was an officer—she had known me for years—I do not think Watkins said that I was an officer—I asked her what she was carrying, and she said nothing at first—I afterwards saw that she was carrying boots—she said she lived at a large boot warehouse in Smithfield—I went and found it was correct—she did not give Mr. Hickson's address—she said she lived at a boot warehouse in Smithfield, but did not tell me the name—she told me at the police-station from whom she got these boots—I made inquiries from Burke as to whom she gave these boots, and she told me that she had given them to Naughton—Naughton told me that Burke washed for her—she did not say, "If these boots have been taken, they must have been taken by Burke," nor anything like that—all she said was she got them from Burke; but she did not say how they came there—Burke told me that Naughton was in the habit of washing for the family where she lived.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that so, that Naughton washed for the family were Burke lived?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I did not understand that Burke washed for Naughton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-87" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 60). I was with McLeod on this day in Beech-street—after Naughton was taken into custody she gave her address, 5, Silver-street, Bridgewater Gardens—I went there—I was shown her room—I searched it, and found a pair of new boots among some dirty linen—I afterwards told Naughton that I had found them there, and she said that she thought she had brought them all away—she was going towards Silver-street when we met her, and towards Smithfield.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the address that Naughton gave a correct one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—Naughton did not tell me that anybody had been washing for her—she said that she washed for Burke in the family where she lived—she said that Burke had brought the boots in the dirty linen—she did not afterwards say that linen was frequently taken there by Burke, nor anything like it to my knowledge—I was in plain clothes—I did not notice whether the linen was marked—this is the pair of boots I found (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this the same canvas that they were found in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-88" type="surname" value="HICKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-88" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HICKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale boot and shoe manufacturer, of 20, West Smithfield—I have two partners—Burke was assistant to Cayford my housekeeper—these two pairs of boots have been our property—most of them have W. H. on the bottom, and some of them have been scratched in the endeavour to be erased—part have been scratched and part not—you can see the initials.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CAYFORD</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Messrs. Hickson, and live on the premises—Burke lived with me as general servant for four months and a</p>
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<p>fortnight—my wife paid her wages—she had access to the warehouse to get up the coals—she was paid her first wages just after she came because she was in distress, having been out of service for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you ever see Naughton at your place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPRINGETT</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of Guildhall Justice Room—I remember the prisoners being examined there before an Alderman on 15th November—they were remanded and locked up in the same cell—they were afterwards placed in the van for removal, when thirteen half-crowns, one I sovereign, three half-sovereigns, one crown, one shilling and two florins dropped from Burke—4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAMUEL HICKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you tell when these boots were in I your stock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I do not know whether they have been sold—we I have not missed any; our stock is too large, and five parties have been robbing us this year.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES MCLEOD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask Naughton anything I about the boots in Burke's presence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I asked Burke in the presence of Naughton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mr. Smith, nor 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Susan James, or anything from Elizabeth Grace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you take all the money yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—sometimes my daughter does—she is my housekeeper—I have no wife—I keep books, but do not enter ready money transactions—I have a son, but he is out all day collecting orders—I will not swear that he never takes any money in the shop, but very seldom—I have other young children—I am not aware that they ever take money—they might take the money for a penny roll, but it is not usual for them to take money from customers—I made no entry of what the prisoner delivered or what he brought in—he can read and write sufficiently to book his bread—I have known him all his lifetime—he has been an honest, respectable man—he has been with me a year and a half.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 21st, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 28th—he did not give me any receipt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">governor"</hi> and he jumped up at my throat, took hold of my scarf, and twisted it—I then took hold of him; a scuffle ensued—he called out to the female to make her escape—upon her endeavouring to do so I pushed the male prisoner on the top of her, against the wall, and stopped her—I called for assistance, which came—the female prisoner laid on the grating of an area and screamed violently—I heard something drop into the area—after taking her to the station I returned, and found in the area this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, and these seven skeleton keys.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Robert Henderson. Q.</hi> Did you see me do anything to the door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—there were some marks inside the lock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Robert Henderson's Defence.</hi> On the 8th of this month my wife left me at home to go over the water to see an uncle; on her way home she met with a person who she had known for some time, who gave her these implements to mind. I met her in Gresham-street, but was not aware that she had them until we got into Aldermanbury.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Elizabeth Henderson's Defence.</hi> I met a party, and she gave me these, things—my husband knew nothing of it, neither did I know what they were.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS COOKE</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="t18601126-name-113" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STOKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 257). I produce a copy of a conviction (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, May, 1859. Ann Flaharty convicted of uttering counterfeit coin. Confined Nine Months</hi>). I was present—the prisoner is the person—I was in Mr. Morgan's shop seven or eight weeks ago—I was in plain clothes—I saw the prisoner there—Mr. Morgan said she had given her a bad shilling—she showed it to me—it was a bad one—I told Mr. Morgan that the prisoner had been previously convicted—the prisoner denied it, and said I made a very great mistake—the prisoner was allowed to go—Mr. Morgan gave me one shilling then, and I went after
<lb/>wards, and she gave me four shillings more.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You said before that you could not say I was the person?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I could not swear you are the person, but I firmly believe you are.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me in payment a shilling—I gave her the change, though I knew the shilling was bad—I kept it in my hand—I looked at it, and it was bad—I sent a person to look for a policeman, and they could not find one—the prisoner was not in a hurry in drinking her beer—I then detained her till a policeman came, and gave her in custody—I gave up the shilling at the station in Rochester-row—I had kept it apart from other money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 155). On 19th September, I was sent for to the Royal Standard, and the prisoner was given into my custody—at the station Mr. May put this shilling on a ledge, and I took it—the prisoner was taken to the police court—she was remanded and discharged—she gave the name of Mary Sullivan.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RICE</persName> </hi>. On the afternoon of Wednesday, 17th October, I was in Orchard-street, Westminster—I saw the prisoner and a little girl standing together near the New-road—I went to Mr. Wheeler's shop, and while I was there, the little girl came in and asked for half a quartern of flour—she tendered a shilling to pay for it, which was found to be bad—the little girl was asked where she got it, and I went out with her, and saw the prisoner—the little girl pointed to her—the prisoner saw that, and ran away—I fol
<lb/>lowed her, and a chase was given, and she was captured in Chapel-street—I ran after her about a quarter of a mile—I accused her of passing a bad shilling—she said it was not her—she denied any knowledge of the girl.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you know the girl?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know her family—I don't know that they pass bad money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-118" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE WATTS</persName> </hi>. I live with my father and mother—I saw the prisoner—I did not know her before—she found me just at the comer of the ruins—she told me to go for half a quartern of flour—I said I must not—she said, "I will give you a halfpenny, and you won't be a minute"—she gave me a shilling, and I went—they told me the shilling was bad—Mr. Rice and I came out to see the woman—I saw her, and she ran away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did Mr. Rice take it up, and look and say it was a bad shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I described the woman that gave me the shilling—I said you had had a brown bonnet on—I had seen you before in Peter-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-119" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I was in the shop when the little girl came in—she gave me a bad shilling—I gave it to my husband.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-120" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHEELER</persName> </hi>. My wife gave me a bad shilling—I gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-121" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GORDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 241). I took the prisoner after pursuing her for some time—when she was accused of giving the little girl the bad shilling, she said, "It is a mistake; it was not me"—this is the shilling I got from Mr. Wheeler—the prisoner gave the name of Ann Fogarty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said Ann Flaharty?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I asked you twice, aud you said Ann Fogarty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOKER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> She did not give the name of Ann Sullivan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-122" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about the girl; I never saw her in my life. I was down at the station-house, and the child said it was me, but it was a mistake. Mr. Rice took up the shilling and looked at it; he knows more about bad money than I do.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-29-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN DOOLEY</hi> (44)</persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-125" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CORNWELL</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Queen Catherine public-house—on Thursday, 18th October, the prisoners came in together—Dooley called for a pot of beer, and Leary paid me with a bad shilling—I gave it her back, and Dooley then paid with a good sixpence; I gave her twopence change—they remained a few minutes and drank the beer, and shortly after Leary called for another pot, and she gave me another shilling or the same one I can't tell which—it was bad—I said, "It is no good trying to get rid of I them here"—I kept possession of that shilling, and Leary paid for the beer with coppers—I saw something pass from Dooley to Leary, and I saw Leary I pull a small tin box from her bosom, and take the lid off and shake the box—I could see there were some shillings in it, and I heard Dooley say to Leary, "Go and try to ged rid of them at some other shop"—Leary put her hand in her pocket and pulled out a spoon, and said, "How do you like this; will I this do"—Dooley said, "Go on, not so much of your Irish
<hi rend="italic">blarney</hi>"—Leary said, "Go on, what am I to do, have I not got rid of so many to-day," and I heard the word thirty-five—this conversation took place in the bar—I was wiping the counter, but I heard what they said—Leary went outside—I went out and saw a constable and spoke to him, and from what he said I went back to the bar, and while I was there another constable came in; Dooley was still at the bar, and the constable asked me in her presence if there had been anybody in the house trying to pass bad money—I told him, yes, there had; and he said, "Who are they?—I pointed to Dooley, who was standing there, as one, and I said the other was outside—I gave the second shilling to the constable, and then I went outside after Leary, and the first con
<lb/>stable I had spoken to, took Leary in custody—both the prisoners were taken to the station, and on the way two shillings dropped from Leary and a piece of paper—the shillings rolled on the pavement and they were picked up by Harris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Leary. Q.</hi> You gave me the second shilling back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I kept the last shilling and gave it to the constable, and he picked up two shillings in the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dooley. Q.</hi> What did I ask for when I first came in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I remember now, you asked for half a quartern of rum, but I don't consider that that had anythiug to do with this.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 383). I went to the Queen Catherine public house—I saw Leary outside, she was folding something up in her dress—I then went into the house and saw Dooley—some conversation took place, and I took Dooley, and I received a counterfeit shilling from the barman—I asked if any one had passed bad money—he said, "Yes," and pointed to Dooley—he gave me the shilling and said that was the shilling that woman had passed—Leary was outside—another policeman took her in custody—they went to the station in advance of me—I saw a paper and two shillings fall from Leary's hand—I picked them up—Dooley was searched by the female searcher—she said she found on her sixpence three farthings in copper, a good sixpence, and this file.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-127" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-127" type="surname" value="GAYLER"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GAYLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 303). I took Leary in custody—she was standing outside the Queen Catherine public-house in Ratcliffe—I laid my hand on her shoulder, and she said, "I know nothing about the money"—I had not said anything about money—I said to her, "You must go to the station with me"—she went some distance, and then she said, "I know</p>
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<p>nothing about the money; Dooley gave it me to pass, and Dooley's husband makes the money"—as we were going I heard something fall on the ground—I turned round and saw something picked up by the officer—at the station I saw what was produced by the female searcher—two sixpences were found on Leary, and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, this plated spoon, and this tin box—the searcher said she found them on Leary—Leary said the other woman gave her the money—I heard Dooley say at the station that she had not seen Leary before that day, and Leary said, "We both live in one house in Pye-street, Westminster."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling that was passed is bad, and these two shillings are bad—here is in this paper that the shillings were in, a small piece of white soft metal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Leary, in her defence, stated that she received the money from Dooley; and Dooley, in her defence, stated tliat Leary uttered the money.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEARY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-18601126 t18601126-30-punishment-28"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DOOLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-130" type="given" value="DANIEL DE"/>DANIEL DE LEVITE</persName> </hi>. I live in Whitechapel—on Sunday, 16th September, the prisoner came to me in Petticoat-lane; she bought a penny cake of me—she gave me a shilling and I gave her change, and she went away—I put the shilling in my pocket—I had no other shilling there—when I got home I found it was bad—I broke it and kept the pieces—on Sunday, 23d Septem
<lb/>ber, she came to me again, and bought a cake of me; she gave me a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>—I looked at it, and it was bad—I knew her again—I told her it was bad, and I said, "This is the second time you have given me bad money—you gave me a bad shilling"—she muttered something and went away—I kept the 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and the same day I gave the shilling and the 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You said it was another woman who gave you the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I said that was the same woman that gave me a shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-131" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 166). The prisoner was given into my custody in Petticoat-lane, on a charge of passing bad money—I saw a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece fall from her side and took it up—7 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper was fouud on her—she gave a false address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces are bad and from the same mould—these are fragments of a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MORRIS</hi> (24)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-134" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-134" type="surname" value="GATEHOUSE"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-134" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GATEHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Scott, a baker—on Tuesday, 16th October, the prisoner came into the shop about ten minutes to 7 o'clock—he asked for a penny loaf—I served him—he gave me a shilling—I tried it in the detector—I called Mr. Scott aud saw her bend it—she gave it back to the prisoner and told him he knew it was bad—she took the loaf off the counter, and the prisoner left with the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you sure I am the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I don't think you looked as if you were in liquor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-135" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-135" type="surname" value="RAITT"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-135" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE RAITT</persName> </hi>. I live in the Broadway—on Tuesday evening, 15th October, the prisoner came in about a quarter past 7, he asked for half an I ounce of tobacco—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he threw down a shilling—I gave him</p>
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<p>change, a sixpence and the rest coppers, in good money—he left the shop—I went indoors, put the shilling on the table, and showed it to my husband—he bent it and returned it to me—I put it on the mantel-piece—on the same evening the prisoner came again—I knew him again in a moment—he asked for half an once of tobacco and tendered a shilling—I bit it with my teeth—I said, "This is a bad shilling, and this is the second time you have been to night—I must give you, in charge"—he black-guarded me and called me names and tried to get the shilling out of my hand—Berry came in the shop and that induced the prisoner to loose my hand—the prisoner tried to get away, and I came round the counter—there is a wire there to keep the children off—the prisoner caught in the wire, and I got round and seized him—he dragged me down the steps on my back—a police
<lb/>man came up and took him on the spot—I gave the policeman both the bad shillings, and the policeman afterwards showed me some copper money and I recognised amongst them one halfpenny which I had given the prisoner before—it had been partly punched through, but not quite.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-136" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-136" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEERY</persName> </hi>. I am an army accoutrement maker. On 16th October, I was in the last witness's shop—I saw the prisoner there, and I saw a shilling—the witness said it was bad, and it was the second time he had been there that evening, and she would give him in custody—the prisoner made a snatch at her hand to get the shilling—she ran round the counter and caught the prisoner—he tried to get away and she full on the flat of her back—the policeman come up and she gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, after 10 o'clock—I can swear you are the man—I was in the shop when you gave her the shilling—I was in the street after you got out in the street—I was not playing with any one outside in the street—I heard the witness call out, and I heard her say she would give you in custody, and she sent for the policeman—she did not drop the shilling in the street, it washer spectacles—I picked them up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-137" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUTCHKR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 109). I came up at the time Mr. Raitt was got up—the prisoner was about five yards away—he was charged with passing two counterfeit coins—I took him and found on him three sixpences, two half-pence, and one penny: no good money—I showed this copper money to Mr. Raitt, and she picked out this half-penny as one she had given the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was in liquor.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; you were sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went for half an ounce of tobacco—this woman served me; I gave her a shilling; she said it was bad; I said it was more than I was aware of; she said, "I took a bad shilling to-night before, and I have no doubt you are the man;" I said she was mistaken; she said, "This man passed bad money, I will give him in charge;" I said it was a lie; she said that a man gave her a bad shilling and she gave it to her husband; I am blamed for another man; I am not a passer of bad money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-32-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN BOYALL</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18601126-33-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; also, a receipt for 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, a receipt for 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; with intent to defraud; to all of which ho</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-33-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-33-18601126 t18601126-33-punishment-31"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET PIKE</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18601126-34-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin, </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted tht Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18601126-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS YOUNG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 591). I produce a certificate of con
<lb/>viction (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, January, 1855, Margaret Pike, convicted on lier own confession of uttering counterfeit coin. Confined Nine Months"</hi>).—the prisoner is the person—I was present at the trial.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-142" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH TARLTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Tarlton, of Bellvue Ter
<lb/>race, Holloway—on 27th October, the prisoner came between 8 and 9 o'olock in the evening—she bought two articles which came to 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. she gave me a half-crown—I tried it with my teeth, and said, "This is a bad one"—she said she was very sorry for it, but she knew where she took it—I gave it her back and she paid for what she had, in coppers, and left—I am quite sure she is the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe she bought a little gun?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and another article.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-143" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA KEPPELL</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a dairy in Bride-street, Islington—we sell bread and eggs—on the evening of 27th October the prisoner came and bought a loaf four eggs; they came to 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., she gave me a bad half-crown—I suspected it at the time and showed it to my father—he came with me to the shop—I then told the prisoner it was a bad half-crown, and she gave me another—my father asked her where she lived—she said at No. 17, down the road; and he said I will go and see.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long was she in your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A very short time—when I went out ray father returned with me to the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-144" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PUGH</persName> </hi>. On Saturday evening, 27th October, my daughter brought me a bad half-crown—I came in the shop and saw the prisoner—I told her the half-crown was bad—she said she did: not know it—I asked her where she lived?—she said, "17, down the road"—I said I would go and see where she did live—she walked down the street and there was a child on the other side, sitting against a gate; on the opposite side to my shop—the prisoner spoke to the child and they went on together—I followed them, and as we were goitig along she said, "Let me go, I will give you half-a-crown"—I said, "No, I shall go with you and see whero you live"—we walked on to a cab-stand, and when she got to the middle of the stand she opened a cab-door, put the child in, and she jumped in herself, and she told the man to go on to Horeemonger-lane—I tried to prevent it—I told him not to go, slie had been passing bad money—she said, "Go on"—I went and took hold of the horse's head and called "Police"—the cab went on but I was near it and spoke to the officer—it went on slowly, he had but a few yards to go before he was stopped—a policeman came and I saw him open the cab door—the child was inside but the prisoner was gone—in about five or six minutes the prisoner was brought by another policeman—she had no bonnet or shawl on then, but she had when she got in the cab—I gave the policeman the half-crown which my daughter gave me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you say you were watching the cab?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was close to the horse's head—I did not see the prisoner get out—she got out on the other side.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-145" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SWAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 440). I was on duty in the Holloway-road on 27th October—I saw the last witness at the head of the horse, and from what he said I stopped the cab—the door was fast; I opened it and found in it a child about eight years old—I did not see the prisoner, but in a few minutes she was brought by another policeman with her bonnet and shawl in her hand—she was given in charge for passing bad money—I took her to the station—she gave her address in Horsemonger-lane—she gave the child a key which I took possession of—I went to No 7, Devonshire-street, Southwark,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. good money, and she had 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was it she gave the child the key?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the station—I found by the child where she lived—I went with the cab to Horsemonger-lane—the prisoner said she lived there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 411). On Saturday evening, 27th October, I was on duty—I saw a crowd round a cab—I went up to Highbury-crescent and saw the prisoner at the door of a house with no bonnet or shawl on—I said, "What do you do here?"—she said, "I live here; I am a servant"—I took up her dress and she dropped a shawl and bonnet from under her dress—she took them up—I said, "Is that your shawl?"—she said, "Yes"—I said, "I want you; you have left a child in a cab"—she said, "No, I have not"—I said, "You have been passing bad money"—she said, "I paid good money"—I took her back to where the cab was and she was given in custody—I heard by a by-stander, I don't know who, that she was wanted—there was no other woman is the Crescent but her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-147" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I and my husband are occupiers of a house, No. 7, Devonshire-street, Southwark—the prisoner occupied the kitchen and the back parlour—she came there on 7th August—I was with the policeman when he took a Bible from the mantel-piece—a half-crown fell out of it—that was the room the prisoner occupied—the little girl lived with her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and from the same mould—this liquid in the bottle is used for the purpose of silvering money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18601126-34-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18601126-35-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-35-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-151" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-151" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Bennett, who keeps the Victoria beer-shop, North-mews, Highbury—on 24th October I was standing in my shop and the prisoners came together, with two women, between half-past 7 and 8 o'clock—Gearing asked for a pint of porter—I served him—they all drank the beer and when it was nearly drank Gearing gave me a shilling to pay for it—I kept that shilling in my hand, and at that time Smith put a quartpot across the counter and asked me to fill it—I drew the porter and he gave me a shilling to pay for it—I put that shilling in my mouth—I then gave the 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change to Gearing for the pint of porter—I had the shilling that Gearing gave me in my hand—I then bit the shilling that Smith gave me and it was bad—I went out and tried both the shillings—they were both bad—I went and fetched Mr. Walter, a neighbour, and left him in my house while I went to fetch an officer—I came back with the officers and the prisoners were there—I gave them both in custody, and I gave the two shillings to the officers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gearing. Q.</hi> What did you do with the shilling I gave for my beer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had it in my hand—the women came in in less than two minutes after you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JARVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 136). I was sent for to the Victoria beer
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<p>with me nor with any one else, and he got hold of the rails—but I got him away from them and then he went—another officer took Gearing—I produce two shillings which were given me by the witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WALTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 421). I searched the prisoners at the station—I found one good shilling on Smith, and on Gearing a sixpence and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they were asked their address, and both said they had no place of residence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-154" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gearings Defence.</hi> I am an innocent man. I sat from 20 minutes to half an hour after she gave me the change, and had I known it waft bad I should have walked away. I work hard for my living, and as to this man, I never saw him in my life before.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEARING</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-35-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-35-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-35-18601126 t18601126-35-punishment-33"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-156" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-156" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH NIBBS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Tavistock Arms. On Wednesday night, 7th November, the prisoner came a little before 9 o'clock, he asked. for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—I served him, he gave me a shilling—I saw it was bad—I sent for a constable and gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I asked for gin and water?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You asked for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin, and when you saw I noticed the shilling you said, "I will have a little cold water with it"—I had taken a bad shilling the night before, but I can't say it was from you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-157" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, E</hi> 45). I went to the Tavistock Arms and took the prisoner—I produce this shilling which was given me by the witness—I found in the waistcoatpocket of the prisoner this other shilling, wrapped in tissue paper—I found on him three shillings, one sixpence, and 2 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-158" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I left home I had two half-crowns and two shillings. I conceived that one of the shillings was bad, and that was in my pocket; I could not give it to any one. I hope you will take a lenient view of my case; it is the first time I ever was taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-36-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BAILEY</hi> (19)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKE</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="t18601126-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS FREDERICK"/>THOMAS FREDERICK BECKETT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Black Horse in High-street, Southwark—on Friday, the 2d of November, the prisoner came about half-past 3 o'clock—I served him with half a pint of ale—the price was a penny—he gave me a shilling; I looked at it and found it was bad—I broke it with my teeth, and told him it was bad—he said, "Is it?"—I said, "Yes," and I asked him where he got it—he said he did not know—I gave him and the shilling to a constable—he was taken and remanded, and discharged a week afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-161" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BARTLETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 475). I took the prisoner on 2d November, at Mr. Beckett's, who gave me this shilling—I took the prisoner to the police-station—I found on him one penny—he gave his name John</p>
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<p>Bailey, but refused to give any account of himself—he was taken to the police-court and remanded, and discharged on the 7th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-162" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am errand boy to Mr. Weeks—on 16th November, the prisoner came to his shop and bought some tea and sugar which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown; I gave it to Mr. Weeks—he spoke to the prisoner and told him it was bad, and he gave him in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEEKS</persName> </hi>. The last witness gave me a half-crown—I saw the prisoner there—I told him the half-crown was bad, and I asked him if he had any more—he said no, he had not—I asked him where he got it, and he said he did not know—I gave him in custody and gave the half-crown to the officer, first marking it—I asked the prisoner where he lived, and he said at Bow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-164" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ALDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 72). I took the prisoner into custody—he gave the name of John Day, and said he lived at Bow—he refused to give any other address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi> This shilling and half-crown are both bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18601126-37-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-37-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18601126-37-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARON BRAMWELL</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE BYLES</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHERY</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ABBISS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Bramwell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN PADFIELD</hi> (23)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18601126-38-offence-1 t18601126-name-167"/>William Augustus Bryant</persName>; she was also charged on the Coroner's In
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</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="t18601126-name-168" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA MEAD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Mead—he is a labourer, living at Hammond's-cottages, Lea-bridge—I know the prisoner, she came to live with me—I don't know what day of the month she came—I think it was about two or three months before she was confined, as near as I can judge—after she had been with me about two months she was delivered of a male child, at my house—Mr. Brook, the surgeon, delivered her—she continued to live at my house until the 28th of August—she lived there till 27th with the baby, and went away on 28th herself—before she left, I used to wash and dress the child—it was a very healthy child—I noticed a mark on its little navel, it was a sort of mark of a finger or thumb—red—it was what is called a mother's mark—on 27th August, between 11 and 12 in the morning, the prisoner went out with the child—she said she was going to meet her sister at Paddington station, for her to take the child down into the country to bring it up for her—she said it was a sister-in-law, her brother's wife—she did not tell me where she lived—I washed and dresbed the child that morning—it was then quite well and in good health—it was dressed in a little spotted dress, and flannel petticoat sewn with black cotton, and little worsted shoes (
<hi rend="italic">looking at some clothes produced by the inspector</hi>)—this is the dress she took the baby away in; this is the flannel petticoat; I tacked it with black cotton myself the morning they went away; it is on it now—this pinafore is marked B., the child had it on;—I did not mark it—these are the shoes, they had but this one button on</p>
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<p>when I put them on, just as it is now; and this veil it had over its little face when she took it out, and these ribbons are what I tied its little sleeves up with; all these things the child had on on the morning of the 27th—I was at home when the prisoner left the house—I think she took two night-gowns with her besides the child, she said she would.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean two night-gowns belonging to the child?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she said she would, but I do not know whether she did—I took no notice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On that night did you go to bed before she came back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I heard her knock at the door between 11 and 12 o'clock—my husband let her in, and she came to my bedside—I asked her whether she had met her sister-in-law—she said, "Yes," and she had sent her child down into the country with her—she cried very much—she did not bring back the child with her—I do not think she said anything more that night—next morning she said she was going to send her things down to her sister-in-law's—she brought a strange basket with her, and she said she was going to send the remainder of the baby's clothing down in the basket her sister-in-law had given to her—she did say where her sister-in-law lived, but I did not take that notice—it was some place in Somersetshire—I saw the basket the next morning; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner left the house on that evening between 6 and 7, after my husband came from work—she said she was going to her place, her service; she told me where it was, but I do not recollect—the direction was on her box—my husband saw the direction—I can't read—she left a little after 6—I did not see her again till she was taken into custody—before she left, on 28th, she gave me this little frock for my baby—she said she would leave it for the baby, she would not send it down, because it was not good enough, and she washed it out and gave it to me that morning—she said that her sister-in-law had brought up a little warm stuff dress, and a pelisse to wrap the child up in, and she gave me this frock—she washed it and gave it to me—I did not see these other clothes until after the prisoner was in custody; they were shown to me by the officer—about a month before the child was taken away from the house, as near as I can judge, it was vaccinated on the left arm—the mark had not quite healed when the prisoner left on 28th. On 19th September, I went to the privy at the back of the house; it is about six or seven yards from the house—you go along the garden to it—there is a man's shed behind it, another water-closet, but they do not touch each other—there are open fields beyond that, back and front—there is a wooden fencing—persons can get to that field at the back from the high road, and a person could get from the field into the garden, so as to go to the privy, without any difficulty—it was between 10 and 11 in the morning when I went to the privy—I saw there the body of a male child; it was lying with its legs upwards, and opposite the door as I went in—it was covered over with mess, all but the legs, I could see them—I had used the privy before, since the prisoner left, but I never noticed anything before—when I saw it, I sent for my husband and a police-constable, and they came and got the child out—it was quite naked and the left arm was off, just before you get to the shoulder—I did not notice any mark on that day—I next saw the child before the jury—the arm was taken off higher up than where the vaccination mark was on the prisoner's child—when I saw the body at the inquest, I noticed a mark on its navel—it was a similar mark to that which was on the prisoner's child—the child looked very much like the prisoner's child—the prisoner said she had named the child William Augustus Bryant—that was the name it was</p>
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<p>called at my house—I had not been out on the day the child was found—prisoner did not call at my house during that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PALMER</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> She lived with you some time you say, after she gave birth to the child, what was her conduct to the child?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She behaved like a mother to it while with me; she seemed to be very fond of it—she always dressed it herself and attended to it—tbat conduct continued up to the day when I last aaw her with the child—she had two dresses for the child, a change of dress—when she left, there was nothing left behind in the dress line, except this one—I saw her when she left the house—she had wrapped the child in a shawl—she had no basket with her when she went away with the child—she came to my bedside when she returned in the evening—she felt very vexed in parting with her child; she fretted a very great deal; she seemed sorrowful and melancholy—she left on the following evening—she fretted a deal that day—she first said it was her sister that was going to take care of the child; and afterwards she said her siater-in-law—she said her sister could not come—I saw her washing the dress; it was on the morning of 28th—I saw the body two or three times—it was in a very decomposed state—I did not recognise it particularly the first time—I said I thought it looked a great deal like the child—I would not venture to swear now that it was her child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But on your seeing the body of the child did it present to you the satne appearance as to size?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and its features were just as the child was when I saw it taken away alive; and the mark that I saw presented to me all the appearance of the mark that had been on the living child—I remember the position where the mark was on the living child, the exact spot—the mark on the body of the child I was shown appeared to be just in the same place—I cannot read writing—I have seen the prisoner write—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) looks like her handwriting—I received a letter from her after she left me; it came to me by post—this looks like her handwriting—my husband can tell you, because he read the letter—I do net know whether it was a week or a fortnight before I received this paper that she was taken in custody—it was between that—my husband read it to me when I received it.</p>
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<persName id="t18601126-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-169" type="surname" value="MEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-169" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MEAD</persName> </hi>. I live at Lea-bridge, Homerton—the last witness is my wife—I remember the prisoner going away from our house on 27th August—I was not at home when—she went away—she came home at night between 11 and 12—I had gone to bed—I got up and opened the door—I found the prisoner there—she had a basket with her—I did not see anything else—she had no child with her—on letting her in I asked her whether she had taken the child to the station—she said, "Yes"—she said that her sister had taken it down to Somersetshire—she said nothing else that night—she went to bed, and so did I—the next dayrshe said she was going away herself to Notting-hill, as a servant—on 19th September, in consequence of being sent for, I went to the privy of my house—there are open fields behind it, and anybody could get to it without any difficulty—with the assistance of a police-constable I took out from the soil the body of a male child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are the fields open fields?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—they are fenced all round, but it is a very low fence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How high, two feet high?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In some places four feet, and in some places not above two-and-a-half feet—you could easily step over, or get underneath them; they are not close railings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are there any gaps in that fence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I should say for about fifty yards all along a person could get underneath—I bad seen the</p>
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<p>prisoner's child repeatedly during its lifetime—I thought the child found looked very much like it—since then I have had the privy emptied myself but have not been able to find the arm—I have seen the prisoner write—this letter is her handwriting—I remember it arriving at my house by post—I should think it was about eight or nine days before she was taken into custody—(
<hi rend="italic">letter read</hi>) "My dear Mr. Mead and Mr.—I am sorry to tell you that I was locked up in the station-house all of Tuesday night—when I got out of the
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> he asked for my fere, 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I told him I had 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he went and fetched a policeman to me. I am living at Mr. Barnes', in the Hamp-stead-road, near Chalk Farm—my dear Mr. Mead I am just going to get a day to go to Brighton with the family that I am living with, so I cannot tell you where to write to me till I write again, and I will write to you as soon as I can; I shall never forget you, nor forsake you—I have not had my clothes off since I left your house. I cannot write any more now, as I mnst go; I will write a long letter to you then; good bye."—After the receipt of that letter I read it to my wife—we did not receive any other communication from the prisoner, or hear, or see anything of her till she was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You let her in, you say, at night, when she came home?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not notice her dress at all—I did not see whether there were any marks or spots of blood on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you did little more than just let her in, and say those words, and she went to her room, and you to yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That was all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-170" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-170" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE BROOK</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon residing at Clapton. I knew the prisoner when she was living at Mr. Mead's—I delivered her of a male child on 26th June, and attended her during her confinement—it was a fine, full-grown child, and in very good health—I vaccinated it on 11th August, on the left arm, near the shoulder—I saw the child again on 18th August—it was to be brought to me that morning, and from its not coming I went down in the evening and saw it, and took some lymph from it—the wound had not healed at that time, there was a beautiful vesicle, finely formed—I think that was about the last time I saw the child—if I did see it again, I don't recollect it—it was in very good health on 18th August—I saw the child after that, when it was taken-from the privy, I was sent for to examine the body—I saw that the left arm had been removed above the place where I had made the vaccine mark—being a very fine grown child, had I not delivered her of it I should have supposed it to have been about three months old—I cannot say positively from the examination of the child whether it was the same child; it was so greatly decomposed, and the muscles of the face were so swollen, I could not recognise it—I did not make the post
<lb/>mortem examination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> "It was so decomposed I could not recognise it"—have I got your answer correctly?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Exactly—I did not see the mother's mark that has been spoken of—I was uot aware that the child I delivered had a mark on its navel—it was very late at night, and I made no special examination—I discovered no mark—I did not make any special examination when the child was discovered—it was so decomposed I could not have seen anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> We rather understood you to mean that you made no exa
<lb/>mination at the time of birth, do you mean then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the time of the birth I made no special examination, I observed no mark then I merely delivered the child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the body was discovered did you make any particular examination of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, but observed no marke any particular examination of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, but observed no mark; I could not, it was so</p>
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<p>decomposed—I cannot say whether there was or was not a mark when it was discovered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-171" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-171" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-171" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Williams—in July and August last we lived at 1, Hammdnd's-cottages, Lee-bridge—I knew the prisoner at that time—I lived next door to Mr. Mead's—I remember the prisoner being confined of a child, and Mr. Brook attending her—I, as a next door neighbour, attended too—I was present when the child was born—for the first week I nursed and washed it—it had a mark on the right side of its navel—it was a kind of fruit or jam mark, or something of that sort—it was a finger mark, about the size of a shilling, what is called a mother's mark—I saw the body of the child down the water-closet, and after it was taken out—I believe it was the body of the same child—I saw a mark on the body of the dead child; it was in the same place as the mark on the living child—I believe it was the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You saw the body more than once, did you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I could not recognise the mark at all, until after the fourth day—the body was in a very decomposed state—I do not speak to any of the features, or anything of that sort, nothing at all—I have not attended persons in their confinement before—I have seen a good many of these marks before, and have been with persons that have been confined—the mark does not usually occur about that place; some are in different places—I have seen some there; a similar sort of mark to this—I saw the mark when I saw the body of the child on the jury, and recognised it—that was not the first, time I saw the body—I saw it taken out of the water-closet, and of course I recognised the child then; I recognised it by its features—it was in a decomposed state—I could recognise the shape of its head and face, the decay was not so bad but I could discern what it was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18601126-name-172" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH THAKE</persName> </hi> I am the wife of Cuthbert Thake, a labourer—I live next door to Mr. Mead—I knew the prisoner by being at Mr. Mead's—I remember her being confined, and I saw the child about three days after the confinement—I noticed a mark on its navel, similar to the print or pressure of a thumb—I was called to see it at Mr. Mead's, when Mr. Williams was dressing it—when the child was found in the privy I saw the body, from the distance of Mr. Mead's back door, not to examine it—I did not afterwards see it before the coroner—I saw the child's stomach—the stomach that was shown to me had a mark on it, by the navel; it was similar to the mark on the prisoner's child, only it was larger and not the same colour—it was in the same place—the coroner showed me the stomach.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you learnt from some of your neighbours that the body of this child had been examined, before you went to see the stomach?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I had not heard that Mr. Mead or Mr. Williams had been up before the coroner on this inquiry, before I was shown the stomach—I saw Mr. Mead after the body was found—I was present when the baby was pulled out, and I saw it down the closet before it was pulled out—when the coroner sat I saw it—I wag up at the police-station but I did not see it there; not at Worship-street, because I did not wish to see it—I was there with Mr. Mead and Mr. Williams—they were examined when I was there—I did not hear Mr. Mead give her evidence; I was outside—I saw her afterwards—I did not talk to her about the body of this child—I am not aware that I talked to her about what she had been saying, and about the appearance of the child—we of course spoke a great many times about finding the body.</p>
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<persName id="t18601126-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-173" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, residing at Patrick-cottages, High</p>
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<p>Hill Ferry, Upper Clapton—I knew the prisoner in the summer of this year—Mr. Mead is my brother-in-law—I have seen her at his house—I met the prisoner on the evening of Monday, 27th August, between 9 and half-past, at the corner of Dalaton-lane, that is about a mile and a half from my brother-in-law's—she had a very large bundle with her; she was carrying it as if she had a child in her arms—she was using both arms to carry the bundle—she was coming towards Clapton, going towards my brother-in-law's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you notice how she was dressed at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was dark, I could not see that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-174" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-174" type="surname" value="DEAN"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-174" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DEAN</persName> </hi>. My husband lives at High Hill Ferry—I know, the prisoner—I saw her on the evening of 27th August at twenty minutes to 10 in Back-lane, Clapton, a quarter of a mile from Mr. Mead's—I spoke to her—she was carrying a very large paper parcel—she spoke to me first; she said she had been to take her child into the country, and she was going to service on the next day, that was all; she was going towards Clapton, that is towards the Mead's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you been examined before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, this is the first time I have given this evidence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-175" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-175" type="surname" value="PADFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-175" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY PADFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Padfield who resides in Somersetshire—the prisoner is my sister-in-law—I had not heard from or seen her in the course of the present year at any time before August—I never saw her during the present year until after I saw her in custody—I have not had any correspondence with her or any communication with her during the present year—I did not know she had had a child—the prisoner's mother is alive—she has no father.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever receive a child from the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I never saw the child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know her mother?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I know her mother—she has one sister.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where does the sister live?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Clandown; that is about two miles from where I live—I am in the habit of seeing her frequently—I saw her in the course of August, this year—she had no child that she took care of, that was not her own.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-176" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-176" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Miller, a plasterer, living at 12, Beaumont-place, Shepherd's-bush—I know the prisoner—I have seen her at Mr. Drake's, her recent master in Lansdown-place, Notting-hill—she was a servant there—I knew her by the name of Ann—no other name—I knew her in service there about three weeks before she was taken into custody; I remem
<lb/>ber her being taken into custody, but I cannot say what date it was—I had a conversation with her on the Saturday before she was taken into custody—I saw her at Mr. Drake's, in the kitchen—we were sitting at dinner—she seemed very low spirited, and she cried very much—she said she knew a young woman that had a child, between two and three months old, that she supported it as long as she was able, that she had a situation to go to, and the day before she went to this place, she took it in a field and gave it poison; and kept it on her knee until it died; she then brought it home at night, and put it down a closet—I asked her what kind of closet it was, that the body did not stop it up—she said it was in the garden—she also said the young woman's name was Emma Padfield—I did not know her name was Padfield at the time—she told me that of her own accord—she said she had something in her box which reminded her of the child—she said there was not a soul knew about it but herself—there was no one but ourselves in the kitchen at the time—she was crying when she told me of this.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you talking to her at all before she made this statement?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—we had no conversation about any one or anything—I she began crying, I asked her what was the matter and she told me—I did not make mention of this statement to any one till the Wednesday after she was taken into custody—Mr. Drake told me on the Thursday morning as she was taken in custody at night, what she was taken for—she did not tell me the particulars about it—I then told Mr. Drake about what she had said to me, but I did not think it was her at the time she told me, I did not know it was—I believe I have told you the same to-day as I did before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever said before to-day what you told us at the end of the conversation—not a soul knew about it, but herself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I have not I said that before—I did not remember it—I thought about it after I was before the Magistrate the last time—this is the fourth time I have been here—I was examined three times before I thought of this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say four times, do you mean you have been examined in court four times?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, this is only the second, time I have been examined—I have been here four times.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-177" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-177" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-177" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. My husband's name is William Thomas Webster—he is a labourer living near Lea-bridge—I knew the prisoner while she was living at Mr. Mead's—I remember her having a child while she was there—on 19th September, I was out in Lower Clapton in the afternoon between 3 and 4 o'clock, and I met the prisoner in Back-lane—she was on the opposite side of the way, and she came across and asked me how Mr. Mead was—I said Mr. Mead was in a great deal of confusion—she asked "What on," and I said they had found a baby down'Mr. Mead's water-closet—she said she was going to see Mr. Mead, and I said "Do"—I did not say in what state the child was found—I told her the baby's arm was off—she said she was going to Brighton—she said she had come from Brighton and was going to Brighton again—when I parted with her she went towards Mr. Mead's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-178" type="surname" value="PRESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-178" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN PRESTON</persName> </hi>. I am single—Mr. Mead is my sister—I knew the prisoner when she was living at Holloway, at Mr. Bryant's—I sent her to Mr. Mead's when she left Mr. Bryant's—on 19th September I was living at 33, Park-road, Islington, in service there—the prisoner called on me on that day, I think about half-past 2 in the afternoon as near as I can judge—she said she did not live at Notting-hill then, she only lived there ix days, and she was going to live at Brighton—I asked her where her child was, and she said she could not tell me—she said her troubles were more than she could bear—she had sent me a letter with her address on an envelope, and when she came and saw me she said it was the wrong address, and asked me for the envelope, and I fetched it and gave it to her—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—I have not got the letter—I gave her back the envelope—it had the address on it of Mr. Drake, Notting-hill—she gave me no other address—she said she was going to live at Brighton; but did not say where—she said she would send me a letter after she got there—she was taken in custody in the evening—I had known her altogether about two years, living all that time at Mr. Bryant's, in service.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> She was a kind, good natured girl, was she not, during the time you knew her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she seemed very so—I have mentioned before to day about the question I put to her as to where her child was—I first mentioned it at Worship-street, I think—I mean I mentioned it to the Magistrate—I have made no mistake about that—the address that was, on the</p>
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<p>envelope that she sent me to enable me to write to her was, "Mr. Drake's, Notting Hill."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-179" type="surname" value="BOWLER"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOWLER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of the N division of police—from information that was communicated to me on 19th September last I went to the cottage where the Mead's live, and there saw the body of a child—on the evening of the same day I went to Mr. Drake's house, 13, Lansdown-road, Notting-hill—on going there I saw the prisoner—she opened the kitchen door for me—I asked her if Mr. Drake lived there—she said, "No"—I said, "Who does?" and she said, "Mr. Warren"—I asked if Mr. Warren was at home—she said, "No"—I said, "Is Mr. Warren at home?"—she said, "No"—I asked if there were any other servants in the house besides herself—she said, "No"—I asked her if she knew where Mr. Warren was gone—she said he was gone to a supper party—I then said, "What is your name?" and she said, "Ann"—I said, "Ann what?" she said, "Ann Bryant"—I said, "I think I have seen you before; I think I have seen you at Hackney"—she said, "You may have"—I said, "Your name is Emma Padfield"—she said it was—she went by the name of Emma Padfield at Lea-bridge, and I was instructed to take Emma Padfield iu custody—I said, "Your master is at home, and I must see him"—she took me into the house, and she said, "If you want master you must ring the bell"—I put my hand up to the pull—she said, "You don't want me any more"—I said, "Oh yes, you must go up stairs with me; I want to see your master, you must take me to your master"—we went up stairs—the master came out, and said to the prisoner, "Who is this man? who is this man?"—I had a plain over
<lb/>coat on at the time, and I unbuttoned my coat, and said, "Sir, I will show you who I am; I am an inspector of the Metropolitan police, and I come to take your servant into custody"—I said, "If you will oblige me by going into a room I will tell you what I want to take her for"—I went into a parlour with the master and mistress and the prisoner—I then told the prisoner that I was come to apprehend her on a charge of murder, for killing her child at Lea-bridge—I also said, "In the presence of your master and mistress I caution you, I don't wish you to make any statement to me, or answer any questions I may put to you; if you do it will be taken down and use; if against you at your trial, if you are sent for trial"—she then said, "I know nothing about it"—I said, "You were delivere of a child in June last at Lea-bridge"—she said, "Yes, I was"—I said, "What has become of that child?"—she said, "The friends of the young man, the father of the child, have taken it away to keep it"—she did not mention any names—I said the body of a child had been found in a water-closet at Lea-bridge, and it was supposed to be the body of her child—she said, "I have been in great distress; I have even wanted bread, but indeed I did not do it myself"—I went into the kitchen with her to collect her things together, previous to bringing her away, and she said, "If you take me away I will let it all out, for the father of the child has behaved very cruel to me"—I then brought I her in a cab to Hackney police-station, and charged her with the murder—I asked her on the road to the station the name of her child, and she said, the name of her child was Augustus—I asked her what her name was, and she said, "Ann Padfield"—this frock was given to me by Mr. Mead, the second day after the prisoner was in custody—these other things I found in her box—I have retained them in my possession ever since—the frock I let Dr. Gay have, but I put a mark on it at the time, and know it to be the same—I also produce a basket—I received that from Mr. Drake's residence, Lansdown-place, Notting-hill—there was nothing in it when I found it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> No blood at all on it, or anything of that kind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> None whatever—I have been in the Metropolitan police about twelve years, and was a policeman before I joined it—I have inquired about her character, and every one speaks well of her—I have been twice into Somer
<lb/>setshire to make inquiries, and every one there spoke well of her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you produce two letters which were found in his box?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I produce a number of letters—these are marked 1 and 2—I have also I the certificate of the child's registration. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a certified copy of the registration of the birth of William Augustus Bryant, the son of Frederick Bryant, general labourer, and Emma Bryant, formerly Padfield, on 27th June</hi>, 1860.)</p>
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<persName id="t18601126-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-180" type="surname" value="BRYANT"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BRYANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Senior</hi>). I live at 6, Holloway-place, Holloway—the prisoner was in my service as servant in the name of Ann Padfield, I think for about twelve months—she left iu the month of November, last year—she was not in the family way then to my knowledge—I am not able to say that—I learnt since these proceedings that she had been confined—I knew nothing at all about her child—I never uudertook to take charge of it—I have a son of the name of Frederick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> She was in your service about twelve months, I believe, and conducted herself with great propriety during that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know nothing to the contrary.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-181" type="surname" value="BRYANT"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-181" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BRYANT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Senior</hi>). I live with my father at Holloway—I am eighteen I years of age—I knew the prisoner when she was in my father's service—I learnt after she had left that she had been delivered of a child—I did not I undertake to take charge of the child—I did not know what had become of it, or anything about it—this letter. produced by the officer is in my handwriting—there is also another one in my handwriting—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>) "July 23d, 186O. Will you meet me in the Liverpool-road, near the stables next Friday, at 9 o'clock, when I will give you the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if you will bring the doctor's certificate, but not without; I was there last Friday, but did not see you; bring the certificate. Signed, Thomas Wright." "I have sent you a post-office order for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as I thought you would be disappointed if I did not send you, as I promised. The other 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I have not at present, but will send you in about another fortnight; please let me know whether I you receive this all right; you can address as before to the post-office at Highbury. You must write your name on the order; I have told, them Emma, as I did not know what your real name was, so you must mind anfl write Emma Padfield, and then go to the office at Lower Clapton, where they will pay you. Yours, &c., Thomas Wright. P.S. You must mind and write Putfield, not Padfield, as by accident the order was made out in the name of Putfield, or else you will not get the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say those are in your handwriting?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are.</p>
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<persName id="t18601126-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-182" type="surname" value="JEFFEREYS"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JEFFEREYS</persName> </hi>. I am the registrar of births for the district of Hackney—I have my registry here—I have here the entry of the registration of this child—Emma Bryant registered the birth of that child—the mark was made in this book, and certified by me—I remember the prisoner as the person who registered, I made all the entries in this book, precisely, from what she told me—the child is registered as legitimate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is the date of the registration?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The 7th of August.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-183" type="surname" value="GAY"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-183" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GAY</persName> </hi>. I reside at 10, Finsbury-place, South—I am a Fellow of the College of Surgeons, and surgeon to the Great Northern Hospital—on 22d September, at the request of the coroner, I made a post, mortem examina
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<p>of a male child, at the Homerton workhouse—the body was considerably bloated and discoloured—it was apparently the body of a fine, well developed child—I could not exactly tell its age, but from the circumstances attending my examination, I could do so nearly—the head was very much bloated, and the body also, but not so much so as the head—it was of a livid colour, but in parts it had been stained by the soil of the privy—the livid colour arose from the stains of the soil to a great extent, it was not from decom-position or putrefaction—the eyes were considerably protruded, not sunk in as is usually the case with dead persons—the ears and the nose were compressed, as were also the lips—the nose appeared to have been violently compressed—the tongue was swollen and livid—the tissues of the mouth were far gone in decomposition, and eaten by maggots—the gums had separated readily from the jaw—the left arm had been removed within about an inch of the shoulder joint—the wound of the integuments was jagged, it appeared to have been cut by a moderately sharp instrument—the surface of the stump was considerably decomposed, and also maggot-eaten—it was a conical wound slanting from the skiu to the bone—the bone had, been apparently broken across about an inch below the head of the bone, and was splintered against the chest—the large artery was but very slightly contracted at the orifice, and contained no blood—there were three cuts through the skin, within a very short distance of the edge; one towards the chest on the inner side, and two on the opposite side—those cuts were parallel with the edge of the flaps of skin in each—the amputation was by a circular incision, and in a line with that incision were these cuts, parallel to the edge of the skin—I did not see the arm, it being lost, but the edges of the skin remained—each of them were five-eighths of an inch in length, and they gaped but very slightly—the left side of the chest contained a quantity of bloody fluid—both lungs were extremely solid and shrunken, and of a deep livid colour—the right lung sunk very readily into water, and, as far as I could judge, was entirely free from air—a portion of the left lung sunk half way, it was about the same specific gravity; it sunk slightly, but did not fall to the bottom of the vessel—on examining the ribs, I found that the second rib was cut through at the angle, which was against the I wound made in the amputation of the arm on the left side—the heart was I rather flabby, that might have been from the post mortem changes, and with the vessels, was empty of blood, but the tissues were blood-stained—I then proceeded to examine the abdomen—the mucous membrane of the stomach was of a deep livid colour throughout, and the stomach itself contained a little mucus—in the upper intestines there was a little food and I think some milk; and in the lower intestines, focal matter, the usual contents—the liver was very much congested, and of a deep purple colour—it was also shrunk, as well as the lungs—I examined the brain—the scalp had separated from the skull in consequence of decomposition—on cutting through the scalp at the back of the head, I found a little extravasated blood—the bones of the skull had separated from each other from decomposition, and the two parietal bones over-lapped each other very considerably—the brain was reduced to a pulp—my attention was called to the skin, by the coroner, and I took a portion of the skin of the abdomen, and put it in some river water—I found that that took out the livid marks, and left behind a mark on the right side of the navel—that mark was of a conical shape, the point of the cone being about an inch to the right of the navel, and from thence it took its course downwards and rather outwards, slantingly—it was about three-fourths of an inch broad at its broadest part, and about an inch and three</p>
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<p>quarters long—I subsequently examined the jaws—they contained five milk teeth, and the rudiments of the permanent molar teeth—the milk teeth had not been cut—they were within the jaw—the mark on the abdomen was a dis
<lb/>coloration of the skin—I believe it to be a congenital mark—that is some
<lb/>times developed after birth, generally within a few days after, but that is very uncertain—it was a peculiar mark—it was a simple discoloration, not a number of blood vessels as is sometimes seen—there was nutriment in the stomach—some of the conditions of the body, I think, might have been due to post mortem changes, such as the state of the skull, the alight extravasa
<lb/>tion of blood at the back of the head, and the colour of the stomach, but I do not think the state of the lungs could have been the result of post mortem change—my impression was, that the child died from asphyxia, suffocation, whether caused by compression or by drowning, I could not undertake to say—the compression of the nose and lips might possibly have I been caused by the body having been, at some time after death, in contact with some unyielding substance—I did not find any trace of disease in the heart, lungs, or any other part of the body that would account for death—it is very difficult to say whether the arm was removed before or after death, I can only state my impression—my impression is, that the arm was removed immediately after death—I think so, first, because there was nottho retractation of the skin that you would meet with had the amputation been made during life; and secondly, there was no evidence or appearance of clot
<lb/>ted blood in the neighbourhood of the wound; that, however, might have been removed by the fluid in which the body had evidently been lying for some time; thirdly, from the fact that the wound was through the integuments and it did not gape, it had not retracted, as is usual, if made in a living subject; then the blood vessels being empty, would rather be a reason for thinking that it was immediately after death, still I would not give any force to that, for, as I say, the blood might have been washed away, or removed by post mortem change or decomposition—the vessels being empty would make me think it was done immediately after death, but I would not give any great weight to that opinion—there might have been blood in the vessels, and it might have been removed by decomposition after death—I have described everything that I saw—this frock was shown to me, I think three days after the inquest—I found no marks on it—I submitted it to maceration in distilled water, and I discovered some few blood globules in the water after maceration—I am able to say they were globules of blood, but whether of human blood or not I could not say—I showed the portion of the skin of the abdomen, with the mark on it, before the magistrate, also to the coroner, and some of the witnesses—I did not examine for poison, but as far as my examination went, I found no reason to apprehend that the child had been poisoned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There were no appearances that usually attend a case of poisoning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were none.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Supposing any narcotic or vegetable poison had been administered, probably the maceration in that foul sewage would render its detection very difficult, unless you made a minute analysis of the. tissues.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It would—I may say there is very great difficulty attending all these investigations, one can only speak of one's belief.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It would leave no trace, you say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I think the features of the child were in such a condition, that any person who knew it in its lifetime would not be able to express an opinion as to the identity of the child—I don't think any one could possibly undertake, to recognise its</p>
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<p>features—the eyes were thrust out of the sockets, the skin of the face was exceedingly discoloured, and altogether was so changed that I do not think a person who saw it under such circumstances could identify it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18601126-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18601126-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-184" type="surname" value="IZARD"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-name-184" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE IZARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called in for the purpose of assisting to take the child from the closet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18601126-38-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18601126-38-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-38-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the jury on the grounds of her seduction, her poverty, her mental anguish, and her previous good character</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<rs id="t18601126-38-punishment-36" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18601126-38-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="death"/>
<interp inst="t18601126-38-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>