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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.</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday; October 21st 1861, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-4" type="occupation" value="Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer"/>James Plaisted Wilde</persName>, Knt., two others of the Barons of Her Majesty's said Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-5" type="occupation" value="Alderman"/>John Musgrove</persName>, Bart;
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-6" type="occupation" value="Alderman"/>Thomas Challis</persName>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-7" type="occupation" value="Alderman"/> Thomas Sidney</persName>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-8" type="occupation" value="Alderman"/>David Salomons</persName>, Esq. M.P.; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-9" type="occupation" value="Alderman"/>Robert Walter Carden</persName>, Knt.; Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-10" type="occupation" value="Recorder of the City of London"/>Russell Gnrney</persName>, Esq., Q.C. Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-11" type="occupation" value="Alderman"/>Henry Muggeridge</persName>, Knt.;
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-12" type="occupation" value="Alderman"/>William Lawrence</persName>, Esq.;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE JOSEPH COCKERELL</hi> </persName>. Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HOLME TWENTYMAN</hi> </persName>. Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CUBITT, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denote 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 are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October.</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi> </persName>. Bart. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>. M.P.; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I said, "We have a great many of them, I cannot buy it for that"—he said, "What can you give for it?"—I said, "30
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<p>horse"—the prisoner went with my man to Mr. Harris, and came back with Mr. Harris and my man—Mr. Harris said, "Mr. Winkley, do you know this man?"—I said, "No; he is quite a stranger to me"—I said, "Where do you bring this horse from?"—he said, "From Notting-hill"—I said, "I do not do any business there; what name?"—he said, "The name of Brown"—I said, "I don't know such a name"—Mr. Harris then said, "You must go with me to Notting-hill," and he and the prisoner went away together—Mr. Birch came next morning and owned the horse—it was worth 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was not in a state to be slaughtered; it was about six years old—I asked the prisoner, "For what reason are you going to have this horse killed?"—he said, "Oh, she breaks all the harness a man can make"—I don't think he was sober, he was a little elevated, but seemed quite to know what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I asked him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and he offered me 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That is not so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRI</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of horse-slaughterers of St George's parish—the prisoner came to me with Winkley's man—I asked the prisoner the reason he wanted the horse killed, as I saw it was a good-looking horse and not fit to be killed—he said it was on account of the horse
<hi rend="italic">jibbing.</hi>—I went back with him to Mr. Winkley, to know if he knew him or his master—he said, no—I asked the prisoner where his master lived—he said at Notting-hill—I said I must take him there and see if it was true—I had my horse put to, and drove him there—I found that his story was false; no such person as Brown lived there—he would have got away from me, but I called a policeman and gave him in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-33" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA TUCKFIELD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T.</hi> 130). The prisoner was given into my custody by Mr. Harris—he told me the horse was his own—he afterwards told me it belonged to Mr. Brown, a cab-proprietor, of Pembridge-mews—I went there and made inquiry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was drinking all day, Sunday and Monday, and about 7 or 8 o'clock on Monday evening I met a man with the home at the foot of Westminster Bridge; he stopped me and asked if I was a stableman; I said, Yes; and he said he would pay me and give me something to drink, if I would take the horse to Winkley's; he said, "If they ask you any questions, say it is your own, and if they ask you who I am, I live at Pem
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-36" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a private watchman, employed by the inhabitants of Gutter-lane—on the evening of 27th September, about half-past 7, I saw some persons running down Gutter-lane—the prisoner was one of them—I also saw two police-constables—the prisoner had this scarf (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) off his shoulder when he ran past me, loose, with a ticket behind it—I afterwards picked it up—I did not see it dropped—I picked it up in the track along which the prisoner had been running.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> There was a lot more boys running besides me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was, but you were the first.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me take anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—a gentleman who gave me some information came to the station-house, but did not appear the following day—I never lost sight of you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never took the rug, and was never near the shop. I was running through Honey-lane Market, when somebody halloed out, "Stop thief!" and the policeman laid hold of me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was walking along with two of these handkerchiefs in my hand, and the policeman came up and asked how many I had, and I said, "Five." He said, "Give them to me." I would not, and he put his hand in my pocket and took out this handkerchief, which he says he saw me take from a gentleman's pocket. I bought the handkerchiefs, and have had them four weeks.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, October.</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October.</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi> </persName>. Bart. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>, M.P.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>.</p>
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<lb/>sticking—we publish our magazines and periodicals on the last day but one of the month—with a few exceptions, we do not send out parcels in London—the morning of 28th September last, was our publishing day—I met the prisoner that morning a few minutes before 9, at the entrance into Belle Savage-yard—he had a parcel on his shoulder—it was not a very large one, he could easily carry it on his shoulder—it was covered with brown paper—it was like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,—I did not stophim then—when he returned to the country department of the publishing office, I asked him what the parcel was that I had met him with—he said that it contained washing—I said it was rather a curious way to do up washing—he said, "Yes;" it certainly was washing"I said, "To whom did you give it?" he said, "To my daughter"—I then sent a man to his house over Blackfriars-bridge—I do not think he heard the directions that I gave the man—after the man had retained, I sent for the prisoner to my room, and said to him, "I find this tale of yours about the washing is not correct, therefore I fear there is some
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<hi rend="italic">The Recorder was of opinion that any statement made by the prisoner after this was not admissible.</hi>—he had no authority to take a parcel of that kind from the premises, as a rule—when parcels go out we usually put printed labels on them—it is the duty of the servants to do so—they are furnished with them for the purpose—I could not swear to the prisoner's hand-writing, only as to my belief—I am not able to form any belief as to this writing on the panel—it is larger than his band-writing that has come before me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKI</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you cannot state that parcels never go out of your place without the printed labels?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could not say that—I have been in the establishment only three years—I am told the prisoner has been there nearly four years—I always knew him as a respectable man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say he had no authority, as a rule, to take out such a parcel; what do you mean by that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It would be under special circum
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-73" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LOTHIA</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Messrs. Cassell, Galpin, and Petter—I know the prisoner, and know his hand-writing—the direction on this parcel is his writing—it is "Mr. Pierce, newsagent, Kennington-road"—we had no order that day to send any parcel there—the parcel contains parts of the Illustrated Family Bible, Natural History, History of England, and Lady's Treasury, all for the month of October, and all published on the 28th September—the publications are ready for London delivery generally at 12 o'clock in the morning, but on that day being Saturday, we published at 11, Saturday being a short day—it is our custom to deliver the London publications at the ounter—Kennington-road is considered part of London—I know of no order or authority having been given to the prisoner to deliver such a parcel as that to Pierce, or anybody else in the London delivery—if there had been any special exception to our general practice, it would have come to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many persons come to purchase these works?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say; there may be hundreds sometimes—I do not think we should have 400 in a day—it is possible to get our publications by any
<lb/>one coming and stating that they belong to the trade; but if they are not known we ask for their card—I have frequently refused to sell them, in consequence of not having the card—we never sell to any but those in the trade, knowingly—we may be deceived sometimes—we do not deliver periodicals to the London trade—we supply Vickers and other persons, but we do not deliver to them—there is a class of intermediate men in the trade who divide the profits with other newsvendors.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But are any of these persons served before 11 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not before our usual publication hour; and they then come to the counter in the usual way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do not Vickers's and other persons get them the day before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; for the purpose of sending off to Scotland and Ireland—there are three or four houses which have them the day before—Vickers, Farrington, and Ward and Lock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-74" type="surname" value="PETTER"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM PETTER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Cassell, Galpin, and Petter—I saw the prisoner on Saturday, 28th September, in Mr. Puttock's</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186110210009"/>
<p>room—Mr. Puttock, Mr. Rankin, two police-constables, and myself were present—I said to him, "These," pointing to the olice-constables," are police
<lb/>officers; you are not obliged to reply to my question but if you do, tell the truth; how long has this been going on?"—(
<hi rend="italic">The Recorder was of opinion that as this conversation took place after the statement made to the prisoner by Mr. Puttock, it was not admissible.</hi>—he had no authority whatever to take a parcel of this kind out of our premises—they are our publications, and would be published on that morning—we have from 300 to 400 persons in our employment—I never had an application from the prisoner to purchase books from us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> But he would not apply to you, would he? he would apply to some other parties in the establishment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I imagine he would be quite as likely to apply to me, as to any one else—he would not be more likely to go to some of the chiefs of the departments, because he would know they had no power to set aside the regular instructions issued by the firm—we issue all the regular instructions, which bind them—we had a suspicion for some time past that we were being robbed—I cannot state that I missed any particular publications, but we had a conviction that our property was being abstracted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-75" type="surname" value="LEGG"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-75" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LEGG</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer—I took the prisoner into custody—I asked him who Robert was—he hesitated, and I said "Bob"—he said, "I don't know him by any other name, I know him in the trade"—I asked him where he lived—he said he did not know—I then said, "Where did you see him?"—he said, "I saw him on Ludgate-hill, and gave him twopence to carry the parcel to the omnibus in Farringdon-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-76" type="surname" value="SARGENT"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SARGENT</persName> </hi>. I am the driver of an omnibus that goes from Camden-town to Kennington-gate—I remember having a parcel to deliver at Pierce's—this is it—I received it from some person and delivered it there on the morning of the 28th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it given to you openly?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there were no instructions about concealment—it was given to the conductor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-77" type="surname" value="BROOKBANK"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROOKBANK</persName> </hi>. I am conductor of the omnibus—this parcel was given to me in Farringdon-street, by a man who very much resembles the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do I understand you to swear that it was the prisoner that gave it to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I do not—I was not before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-78" type="surname" value="HAN"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-78" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman.</hi> 360). I went to Pierce's, and obtained this parcel there—I took it to the station in the same state in which I found it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There was no difficulty in getting this parcel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; there was no concealment made about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-79" type="surname" value="PIERCE"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PIERCE</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a wholesale newsagent—I know the prisoner, I have seen him in the trade, I may say for ten or twelve years—I have seen him at the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, office of a morning, and have bought things of him, for his brother—I know nothing about this parcel—my wife received it, I believe—I knew nothing of it till the detective came to my house—I was out from half-past 5 that morning—I did not expect a parcel from the prisoner—I do not know his hand-writing—I think I had another parcel from him on one occasion—he sent home some things that I bought of him at the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are there not a great number of middle men about London, who are constantly buying and selling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly, the same as myself—there are various marts where periodicals are to be bought—I</p>
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<p>have known the prisoner as a dealer—I supposed he jobbed about, and sold periodicals—I have seen him at the
<hi rend="italic">Telegraph office</hi>, and various other offices—I have known him about London, as a man connected with the newsvending trade, I should say for nearly twelve years—I always under
<lb/>stood that he was a respectable man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever bought articles before the publishing hour, before 11 in the morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it not of consequence to get a parcel of these publica
<lb/>tions early in the day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; every thing is done to time as nearly as possible—if I wanted these publications I should send for them directly the other business was over, and I had anybody to spare.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You mean if they were published at 11, you would send as soon after 11 as you could?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not know till last month that the prisoner was in Messrs. Casaell's employment—I did not even know his name until the last two months—I only knew him by sight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you always find him honest in his dealing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have bought different things of him, about twice I think—he had the general reputation of being an honest man, as far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-80" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-80" type="surname" value="PIERC"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-80" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN PIERC</persName> </hi>. I received a parcel on the morning in question—I believe this to be it, but I did not look at it enough to say—it was the parcel which the policeman took away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there any concealment about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not is the least.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-81" type="surname" value="LOTHIA"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-81" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LOTHIA</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I have frequently seen the prisoner write in the office in the course of the three years he was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-847-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-847-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18611021-847-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-847-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-847-18611021 t18611021-847-punishment-16"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN STEPHENSON</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18611021-848-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-848-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-83" type="surname" value="DEANE"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-83" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18611021-848-offence-1 t18611021-name-83"/>Henry William Deane</persName>, on the night of
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18611021-848-offence-1 t18611021-cd-5"/>23d September</rs>, at
<placeName id="t18611021-geo-2">
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18611021-848-offence-1 t18611021-geo-2"/>St. Marylebone</placeName>, and stealing therein 2 towels, 1 pillow case, 1 desk, 2 spoons, 2 tray-cloths, 3 napkins, 2 miniatures and settings, 1 vase lid, 1 duster, and 1 table-cloth, his property; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18611021-848-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18611021-848-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-848-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—(
<hi rend="italic">See next case.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-848-18611021 t18611021-848-punishment-17"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-849-18611021" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-849-18611021" type="age" value="30"/>
<interp inst="def1-849-18611021" type="surname" value="RIXEY"/>
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<interp inst="def1-849-18611021" type="occupation" value="employed by photographer"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM RIXEY</hi> (30),</persName>
<rs id="t18611021-849-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18611021-849-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-849-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/> Feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-85" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-85" type="given" value="ROBERT WINTER"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-85" type="occupation" value="photographer"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18611021-849-offence-1 t18611021-name-85"/>Robert Winter Thompson</persName>, and stealing therein 23 brooches, value 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 16 lockets, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1 gown, value 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-86" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-86" type="given" value="ROBERT WINTER"/>ROBERT WINTER THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a photographer, residing at 297, Qxford-street—in September I had in my possession twenty-three brooches and sixteen lockets—I last saw them on Friday morning, 20th September, about 12 o'clock—the prisoner was in my employ about three months—I do not know that he would know the premises—he was at one of my branch establishments—I went to 297, Oxford-street on Saturday morning, and found that the outer-door had been forced—there were marks of a chisel or screw-driver where it had sprung the door-post away, and the bolt was shot—I went upstairs to the first-floor room and that was the same, and there were marks of a chisel—that is the room where the case was, containing the things—my house is in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-87" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-87" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE WINTER"/>CHARLOTTE WINTER THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—on 20th September, about half-past 7, I passed my son's shop in Oxford-street—that was the first time I had been there—the street-door was broken</p>
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<p>open and the door up stairs—the whole of the brooches and lockets were taken away—I did not see them before—I am not in that establishment, my daughter is there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-88" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-88" type="given" value="ELIZABETH WINTER"/>ELIZABETH WINTER THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. On 20th September I had bee in my brother's shop in Oxford-street, the whole of the day, up to 7 o'clock—I was in the first-floor front-room and saw this jewellery in a glass-case—I left it safe—after that I returned to the house the same night about 11, and went upstairs—the jewellery was then gone—I can swear to this locket—it was safe when I left, and this one I can swear to—these I fully believe were there, but I cannot swear to them—there were some exactly resembling those.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-89" type="surname" value="CARROLL"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-89" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CARROLL</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, William-street, Manchester-square, and am is the employ of Messrs. Abraham—I know the prisoner—he lived in the same house with me—I saw him there on Saturday, 21st September—he produced a locket and asked me what I thought it was worth—I said, I did not know—he said, "Well, do you think it dear at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.?"—I said, "No"—he said, "You may hare it for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—he owed me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and I gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-90" type="surname" value="WHIT"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-90" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WHIT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D.</hi> 16). I apprehended the prisoner on 25th September, on another charge—I searched his boxes in his presence, and found this miniature box, this brooch, and these two lockets, which are identified by Miss Thompson—I have the top of a screw-driver here (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) which I found in a cupboard in the prisoner's room—he was not present then—I am sure it was his room—I compaied it with the marks on the otter-door in Oxford-street, and also the room-door, and it exactly fitted—the prisoner said that the jewellery was his, it was only plated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> That instrument was broken previous to the robbery.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I have found the other part of it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-91" type="surname" value="THOMPSO"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-91" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT THOMPSO</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-called.</hi>) This locket is my property—it was safe on that morning—I am not quite clear as to this one—this brooch-box I will swear to, but it was not broken at that time—this other locket is the same sort that I had, but I cannot swear positively to it—I swear to this locket by the glass—it is not a proper brooch-glass—it is one that has been put in, in a particular way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am brought up here on two very serious charges, which charges I am truly innocent of; Stephenson, who has pleaded guilty to the other affair in Cavendish-square, will state that I am entirely innocent of both these transactions; he had given the locket to a woman who I cohabit with to pay for washing, &c.; I gave the officers full opportunity of searching the place, although they had no warrant; the inspector found Part of a jar there and said he believed it to be Mr. Deane's property; the woman said she had picked it up in the hall, and it turned out that Stephen
<lb/>son had put it behind the door in the passage, and she had picked it up and laid it on the lid of a box; it was not concealed in any way; I have witnesses to prove that I have been at work for twelve months, and the Party I am living with will prove it also; the officer has, I believe, upwards of twenty duplicates of things off the bed, and I do not think there can be any reason to believe I have been engaged in burglaries; the woman showed the lockets to me and I said, "I will sell them;" and she gave them to me; I went out with Carroll, and as I owed him a 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I said, "I have not got it now but I have a locket here if you will give me eighteen-pence for it;" he gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD WHIT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Stephenson lodge in the same house?</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186110210012"/>
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; in the room above—there was nothing said about a search warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-92" type="surname" value="RIXEY"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-92" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY RIXEY</persName> </hi>. I was at the house when the constable took the things—they were brought to me by Stephenson on the Friday evening; he gave them to me for work that I had been doing for him—I do not recollect the date; it was the Friday before the policeman came—I had kept them from that time—I was living with the prisoner; not married to him—I showed the lockets to him on the Saturday, and he asked me to allow him to sell one—he took it out with him, and when he returned he told me he had sold it to Mr. Carroll—I remember there being a piece of a screw
<lb/>driver in the cupboard—it had been there somewhere about a week; I cannot say exactly to a day—I saw it broken—I believe it was broken by Rixey himself in drawing some nails from a piece of board—the prisoner and Stephenson afterwards ground it down—I believe this is the one from which it was broken—I don't know exactly the day it was done on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been living with the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Six months—I saw him first at Woking—I was charged with the other charge which has been alluded to—the prosecutor in that case is a Mr. Deane—I had been in his service nearly three mouths—these lockets were all given to me by Stephenson during the evening of Friday, it might be about 8 o'clock; I should not like to say exactly—he said, "Would you like to have these?"—to which I replied, "They look very nice, I should," and I took them—I did not ask him where he got them—Stephenson was in Mr. Thompson's employ when I first knew him—I cannot say how he got his living at this time; he used to tell me he got jobs when he went out—I made no inquiries of him whether these were valuable lockets—I put them in the box where they were found—the prisoner was not at home when Stevenson gave them to me—I am not aware that he had any other property with him—I do not know what the charge was against me; I never heard anything about it; all I know of it is there was the top of the bronze and the towels—they were brought to me by Stephenson; I said so—no questions were put to me—I did not say anything at all—I was not asked for a defence—the top of a bronze, a towel, and a piece that was identified for a pillow-case was found in my possession—no silver spoons were found in my room—the prisoner has been in Mr. Thompson's employment—since he left there he has been beating carpets and cleaning plate—I cannot say exactly how long it is since he left Mr. Thompson's; not so long as two or three months—I have not seen the landlady, Mrs. Partingdon, here this morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I want to call Stephenson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">a prisoner.</hi>) I have admitted my guilt of the Cavendish-square robbery—I likewise admit I gave these things to Mrs. Rixey with
<lb/>out your knowledge—I certainly did give her one or two, but I cannot say that these are them—I have not pleaded guilty to stealing all these lockets from Mr. Thompson; I know nothing about them—I have given Mrs. Rixey two or three lockets and a brooch—I cannot say when—I was looking over my box and she asked me for them; two of them were my mother's—one was something similar to this—I had had them I dare say about eighteen months; one was a great deal worn, something like this one, an old one—I cannot swear this was the brooch; it was something similar—she asked me for them, and she had been sewing on buttons and cleaning my shirts—I should think this was three or four weeks before I was taken into custody; soon after I went to lodge there—I took the screw-driver to</p>
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<p>have it ground; it belonged to the landlady of the house, and she requested it to be given to her—a piece was broken off by the prisoner in breaking a board—I believe this is the piece—I took it to be ground—I cannot say when that was—I was taken into custody on the Saturday, the 27th—it was the beginning of that week that it was broken—I gave the woman two lockets.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know a person of the name of Carroll?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I told him that the prisoner had seen me at the House of Detention—the prisoner told me to plead guilty and that I should only get three months, and if he was convicted he would get twenty years—I cannot say whether I told Carroll that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-94" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BROW</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Middlesex, September.</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th, William Smith, larceny and a former conviction—Four Years' Penal Servitude".</hi>—the prisoner is the person—I had him in custody and was present at the trial.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman.</hi> 656). About half-past 7, on Saturday evening, 5th October, I was in Bishopsgate-street, and saw both the prisoners there—I saw Jones follow four gentlemen and try their coat pockets between the Catherine Wheel and Union-street—they stood at the corner of Union-street for a few minutes—I saw the prosecutor pass round Union-street; they followed him and Jones took this handkerchief (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced.</hi> from his pocket behind and passed it to the other prisoner—I crossed over the road and took it from Stevenson's right hand, and took him into custody—I secured both; Jones bit the back of my hand and attempted to get away, but with the assistance of another officer I took them to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stevenson. Q.</hi> You said at the station-house that I took the handkerchief out of the gentleman's pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones.</hi> The gentleman was in front and this man was in front of me; I could not take the handkerchief.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The gentleman was in front and Stevenson was covering Jones while he did it; Jones made five attempts—I was in plain clothes at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-99" type="given" value="BENJAMIN JOHN"/>BENJAMIN JOHN NATHAN</persName> </hi>. I was walking along Bishopsgate-street on the evening of 5th October—last witness called out "Police, stop!"—I turned round to see what it was and he told me I had been robbed—I found my handkerchief had been taken—I saw the officer struggling with the two prisoners, and Jones turned round and kicked me several times on the leg while going to the station-house—Stevenson begged me to let him off, and said he was a poor locksmith out of work.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-850-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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<interp inst="t18611021-850-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-850-18611021 t18611021-850-punishment-20"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-102" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am single and live at 10, Cross-lane, Tower-street—on</p>
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<p>7th October, about half-past 9 o'clock, I took a cab from Stepney to cross-lane—I saw a box placed on the cab by the driver—all went safe and well till we arrived at the top of Mark-lane, when I heard somebody call oot, the cab stopped, and I discovered the box was gone—the value of it with its contents is about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He gives a different account altogether to what he did at the station.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; I never saw the prisoner get out of the cart; I did not see the cart stop—I did not run after it—there was one in the cart dressed like a sailor that drew my attention—I thought they were drunk, and there would be an accident; and while looking I saw the box go from the cab.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY JAY</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver, and was driving this young lady that night—all went well till we came to the corner of Mark-hoe, when the pony and cart came alongside of the cab; and the driver shot his pony right across my horse's head, and then a gentleman, who it was I do not know, came and tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Cabman, you have lost something off your cab"—I turned round, and the box was gone—I jumped off the cab, and halloed after them, "Stop the cart!" and in about the middle of Fenchurch-street the cart stopped by driving into a Hansom cab—when I got up to the cart the policeman had hold of the prisoner—I saw the box there in the cart—there was no one else in the cart—they were all out when I came up—that is the box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SANDY</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver of 23, South-crescent Mews—I was driving my cab on this night from Gracechuich-street into Fenchurch-street, and saw the prisoner driving a cart with four or five in it—I am sure it was the prisoner—he drove against my horse and cut his chest, and broke the shaft and harness—I heard the cry of "Stop thief!" and got down the persons who were in the cart all ran away—the prisoner was brought back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-106" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a potman at 23, Crutched Friars, City—I was at the corner of Mark-lane on the evening of 7th October—I saw the prisoner drive up in a little cart alongside the cab—he is the man that lifted box off the cab; I saw him do it—he got it off the cab himself, and the other one put it at the bottom of the cart, and he drew round by the cabman' shorse's head and
<hi rend="italic">slewed</hi>, is horse round on to the pavement—I said, "Cab
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<hi rend="italic">billy-cock</hi>, at on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is the first time I was ever here. I have a good character. I was discharged from a ship, and was coming to London Bridge to try to get on one of the small steamers. I saw a crowd, and about twenty yards off a gentleman came and said, "I think you are the driver." I said I was not He said, "I shall give you in custody." It was an old gentleman, who was not before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman.</hi> 566). I apprehended the prisoner on a charge of furious driving in Gracechurch street, and then the cabman came up and said he had stolen a box off the cab—he did not give me any address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not a gentleman give me in your charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A gentleman said, "Here he is; he ought to be tried for manslaughter"—he was driving about sixteen mites an hour when he passed me—I pursued him for the furious driving—I could not be certain whether the prisoner was driving at that time, he went by me so quickly—he was about ten yards from the cart when I took him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October.</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>, M.P.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERJEAN</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to the Uttering to Langridge.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OSBORN</persName> </hi>. I am a baker of 114, High-street, Poplar—on Satur
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—as soon as he was gone I found it was bad,</p>
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<p>and went in search of him—I found him about ten doors off, entering Mr. Hogmire's, a butcher's shop—he bought a piece of meat—I was then in the middle of the road—he came out and joined another man, who was standing outside holding the loaf, while the prisoner went into the butcher's—the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what time was the shilling passed on the 14th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter past 10 at night—I was serving—I gave change for it, and put it in my pocket because I found it to be bad—it was in the till for a quarter of an hour—I put it there when I got the change—there was silver and copper there, but quite separate—I put it with the farthings—I went to the till a quarter of an hour afterwards, found a bad shilling, and put it in my waistcoat pocket till the 28th—I was not looking out for the person who gave me the bad shilling on Saturday night, bat I had a suspicion of the man when he came in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then how was it you took a bad shilling of him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because after I had taken it and bade him good night, he never made me an answer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On the 14th when you took the shilling, did you place it in the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; close to the partition, and I afterwards took it from the same spot—I had not been to the till to put any other money in afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-122" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON RALPH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, k.</hi> 224). The prisoner was given into my change—I told him he would have to come to the station with me, as the complain
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money—I also produce two bad shillings which I got from Mr. Osborne.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS COOK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNEL</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, G.</hi>) I am employed by the Mint authorities—on 5th October, I was in the City-road with Sergeant Elliott, and saw the prisoner and another female going towards the Eagle tavern in the direction of Finsbury-square—they looked about them, and looked back and I thought from their manner that they observed me—they separated at the corner of Providence-street, and the prisoner went straight ahead—we followed her—I was within five paces of her when she looked back again, and then I saw her stoop her head towards her hand which went to her mouth—I seized her by the right arm, and Elliott by the left—this bag (
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<p>have you got?"—she said, "Nothing, Mr. Brennan"—I endeavoured to open her hand—she struggled violently—I said, "Let go;" and took this glove from her right hand, opened it in her presence, and it contained two paper pickets, one containing ten shillings, and the other eight shilling, separately wrapped up in paper as they now appear—I said, "Mrs. Robertson, I have received instructions from the solicitor to the Mint to endeavour to put a stop to your extensive dealings in counterfeit coin"—she said, "I expected this, Mr. Brennan; I must have expected it; my husband behaved very badly to me: he turned me out, and picked up with another woman, who is now awaiting her trial for the same thing"—I opened the bag, and found a counterfeit shilling separately wrapped up in paper—she said, "That I picked up," meaning the glove, "I hope you will make it as light for me as you can"—she was searched at the station, but only a little purse and a farthing were found on her—she refused to give her address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was by the Eagle tavern.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Then you do not appear here now—you must have been 400 yards from Wharf-road—you mentioned my name, and I had not been called by my name by any of the officers in your presence.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G.</hi> 13). I was with Brennan, and followed the prisoner—he seized one of her arms, and I the other—I got the arm where the bag was—Brennan said, "What have you got, woman?"—she said, "Nothing, Mr. Brennan"—she looked back twice before we stopped her—I knew her by sight—I had seen her several times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is the way in which bad coins are usually wrapped up—the shilling found in the bag is of 1856, and is counterfeit—here are eighteen other shillings all counterfeit, one of which is from the same mould as that found in the bag—the others are from three or four different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> My husband and I had tome words, and I left him about six weeks before, taking some furniture with me, and he said that before I was a week older, Mr. Brennan should have me. I suppose the woman in front of me dropped them. A gentleman spoke to me, and I have put an advertisement in the paper to see if he will come forward; but I not heard from my friends whether he has done so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner remaining silent when called upon to plead, the Jury, upon evidence of Mr. Gibson, the surgeon, of Newgate found that he remained mute of malice, upon which.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">ordered a plea of.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNRL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown, and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change—I put the half-crown in the till—in about ten minutes he came again, and served him with another glass of ale—he gave me another bad half-crown, which I gave to my husband who was in the parlour; and I said in the pri
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RICHE</persName> </hi>. On Saturday night, 24th August, my wife gave me a counterfeit half-crown—I saw the prisoner in my bar—my wife charged him with uttering it, and also another—I took the other from the till, where there was no other half-crown—the prisoner acknowledged passing the first one, but said that he did not know it was bad—a policeman came, and the prisoner was given into his custody with the two half-crowns—I did not go to the police-court when he was before the Magistrate, and he was liberated.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GREATHURST</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G.</hi> 200). The prisoner and then two bad half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) were given into my custody in August—he was discharged after some few days' detention—he gave the name of William Smith when I took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-132" type="given" value="ROSA"/>ROSA BELL</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, who keeps a grocer's shop in Somers-town—on Friday, 27th September, the prisoner came for two penny eggs—I served him—he paid a half-crown—I had to give him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I gave him two shillings on the counter, and told him I had not sufficient coppers to give him—he picked up the two shillings and the eggs and ran out of the shop to fetch change—I took the half-crown in to my mother, and found it to be bad—my mother then went out of the shop, and afterwards came back with the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-133" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BELL</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—I remember the prisoner being in my shop on that evening, and leaving the shop—my daughter gave me a half-crown—I saw that it was a bad one directly I got behind the counter—it looked very bad round the edge—I went after the prisoner, and found him going into the Tavistock Arms at the corner of our street—I told him it was a bad half-crown, and I gave it to the landlord to see, and the landlord said that it was so—I said, "You knew it was bad"—he said, "I did not know that it was," and said that he would come back—he said he had gone to the public-house to get change—he took up two shillings from the counter of the public-house, and went back with me to my house—he gave me the shilling, and a sixpence, and six pennyworth of halfpence, which was my money—I gave him back the half-crown, and took the two eggs from him—we looked for a constable—there was a great mob round the door—not being able to find a constable I let him go—soon afterwards I saw police-sergeant Warnes, and he showed me the half-crown which I previously saw the prisoner with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARNES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, S.</hi> 47). I was attracted to Mrs. Bell's neighbourhood by a crowd of people—in consequence of what I was to, I caught hold of the prisoner, and pushed him into a house that was by—he then threw down this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,—I saw some one pick it up—I ultimately showed it and the man to Mrs. Bell, and she recognised them both—the prisoner was able to go about then on his legs—he was at the police-court next day, and was committed—I found one penny on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he speak rationally when you took him in charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, like any other man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember anything that Was said?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nothing in particular, only he made avery able defence to the Magistrate at the time he was brought up—he talked for about ten minutes; and also on the first occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three half-crowns are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-859-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS COOK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY PEAT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Yard, a chemist, of 30, Lamb's Conduit-street—on 21st September the prisoner came there be
<lb/>tween 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and asked for two pennyworth of cooling ointment—I served him, and he gave me a shilling, which I suspected immediately to be bad—I gave him the ointment and change—I doubled the shilling up in his presence—I said, "I shall detain you till the police come, for passing bad coin here frequently"—he said he had never been in the shop before—a constable was sent for, and I gave him in charge with the shilling—at the station I marked the shilling—the prisoner had been at the shop twice before to my knowledge, about six weeks previously, and oiled for twopenny worth of cooling ointment on each occasion, and gave A billing each time—it was given to me the first time, and I put it in a tax, and kept it—I did not serve him the second time—I saw Mr. Yard serve him, and he gave Mr. Yard a bad shilling—after he was gone I said something to Mr. Yard, and he bent the shilling, and found it to be bad—he vent to the door, and the prisoner was gone—that shilling was put with the one I had previously received—they both remained in the same place till 21st September—I gave all three of them to the constable—when I said that the prisoner had been in the shop twice before, he said, "I have no other bad money about me; I have never been in the shop before "—he was told that he was given into custody for passing a bad shilling, and passing two on other occasions—that was said in the shop at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-138" type="given" value="GILES"/>GILES YARD</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a chemist in Lamb's Conduit-street—I know the prisoner—I served him with a pennyworth of cooling oint
<lb/>ment when he came there—he gave me a shilling, and I gave him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Change—I spoke to Mr. Peat before be spoke to me—I then looked at the shilling, and found that it was bad—I then looked for the prisoner, but could not find him; he had left the street—my shop is about the middle of the street—there are two turnings near—I immediately put the shilling aside—I was not in the shop when he came the last time—I am positive he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you put the shilling into the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did imme
<lb/>diately I received it, and immediately took it out again—I am sure the one I took out was the same that I had put in, because I did not put it in till after I had given him the change and he had gone out—I immediately saw that it was bad, and took it out again—I will swear that it was the same shilling that I produce.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-139" type="surname" value="WILKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-139" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WILKINS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E.</hi> 65). I was sent for to Mr. Yard's shop on 21st September—the prisoner was given into custody for passing a bad shilling—Mr. Peat stated that he had been there several times previously, and he handed me two other bad shillings—the prisoner could hear that—he said, "I have never been in the shop before"—I produce three shillings—He gave me an address, 1, Grafton-crescent, Kentish-town—I went there, and he was not known there—he was searched, and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you go there a second time, and find that I had lived there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That you had occasionally slept there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Had the shilling given to me by Mrs. Robinson, and I did not know that it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-860-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIAMS</hi> (17)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-142" type="given" value="HONORA"/>HONORA KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Kelly, a labourer, and keep a small shop at Chelsea—on 23d September, about 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came in for a loaf—it came to 3 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I put it in a drawer, and gave him change—there was no other money there—he came again next morning for two skins of blacking, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a shilling—I gave him change, and laid the shilling on the top of the chest of drawers by itself—he went away—a few hours afterwards a man came in to whom I gave the shilling in change, and he returned it to me—it was in my sight all the while he had it—I took it the next day to buy some milk, and the man bent it with his teeth, and returned it—I then showed it to my husband—I also found that the halfcrown was bad, and informed the police—on the next Wednesday I met the prisoner in Grosvenor-road, and gave him into custody—I gave the police
<lb/>man the money—my mother-in-law gave the other half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you sure I am the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite; you had some gossip with me, and asked me if I would buy some bloaters of you if you brought them, and the next day you said you had had an accident, and slipped over a cabbage leaf.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-143" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER HUDDY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant, B.</hi> 2). On 25th September, Mrs. Kelly gave the prisoner into my custody, and charged him with passing a bad half-crown and a shilling at her shop in Turk's-row—he said, "I do not know anything about her shop; I do not know where Turk's-row is"—I searched him, and found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—I received these two half-crowns and a shilling from Mrs. Kelly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTE</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad—the two half-crowns are from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EVAN</hi> (22)</persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMBS WILLIAM QUICK</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of 144, Fenchuch-street—on 13th instant, about a quarter past 10 o'clock, the prisoners came to my house, and one of them asked for half a-quartern of gin—they both partook of it, and Gorman tendered a base florin—my brother took it, bent it, and gave it to me—I said to Gorman, "This is not the first time you have been here; I shall give you in charge"—they both denied it—I sent for a policeman, and gave them in custody with the coin—they had been there on Tuesday, the 8th, and one of them then called for half a-quartern of gin—Gorman tendered a base half-crown to me—I put the change on the counter, and I believe he picked it up—they both partook of the gin—I held the half-crown in my left hand, that I might not excite any suspicion in their minds, and gave them the change with the other hand—they left, and I rang the bell for my brother, who went out after them—he came back without seeing them—I wrapped the half-crown up in a piece of paper, and gave it up at the Mansion House—I believe the constable has it—I have not the least doubt of the prisoners—I knew them when they came in again, and told my brother so in French.</p>
<hi rend="italic">German.</hi> I was never in the house before in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evans. Q.</hi> If you knew the half-crown was bad, why did not you detail us at once?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had a doubt about your appearance, and preferred sending my brother after you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-148" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN CARRINGTON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman.</hi> 524). On the night of the 13th I was called into Mr. Quick's house—Mr. Quick said, in the prisoners' presence, that they had been there on the previous Tuesday and tendered a bad half-crown, and had given a florin then—he gave them in charge with the florin—I received the half-crown at the Mansion House from Mr. Quick—the prisoners both said that they had never been in the house before—I searched them, and found three halfpence on Gorman, and 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper on Evans.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and florin are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate were here read as follows—Gorman says.</hi> "I know nothing at all about the half-crown, and have not seen the prisoner Evans for two months; I met him on that night, and thought I knew him, and spoke to him, and we both walked together till we got to Fen-church-street; I asked him there if he would go in and get a drop to drink, and he said he would, and I called for half a-quartern of gin, and put down the two-shilling piece; and the man serving behind the bar said it was a bad one, and the witness said he bad seen us in the house before, and that we tendered a bad half-crown before. I know nothing of the half-crown, but I tendered the two-shilling piece, not knowing it was was a bad one. I've never been in the house before. I can swear to that."
<hi rend="italic">Evans says.</hi>"I know nothing of it; and as for being in the house before, I never was."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evans's Defence.</hi> I am a costermonger, and have got an honest living; I have been locked up for more than a week, and do not see why I should be locked up any longer, as I am innocent.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GORMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RICE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F.</hi> 75). I went to Mr. Ingram's, and the prisoner was given in my charge with this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,—I asked him if he had any more of that kind in his possession—he said, "If you want to know you had better search me"—I searched him, and in his trousers'
<lb/>pocket found this other bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) three small packages of tobacco, a small packet of tea, and a small packet of sugar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There were only two packages of tobacco; one was a cigarette, and the end of it was burnt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are both had, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The tobacco I got by playing at skittles, for I never drink, and I took that instead; I received the two florins in a betting transaction; one of them I knew to be bad, but the other I did not.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-155" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Samuel Walker, an ornamental painter, of 32, Sale-street, Bethnal-green—my mother keeps the shop—on 14th September, about half-past 10 or 11 o'clock, the prisoner came and asked for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco—he tendered a sixpence—I gave him the change and he went away—I tried it with my teeth, thought it was good, and put it in the till, where there was only copper—my mother came into the shop about a quarter of an hour afterwards, and I went to bed—she gave me a sixpence next morning, which I recognised as the one the prisoner had given me—on 2d October my mother called me into the shop, and I saw the prisoner there—I said, "Are not you the same man who passed the sixpence on me before?"—he said, "Why, I
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi>, seen you before"—I said, "If you have not seen me before, I have seen you"—my mother showed me a sixpence, and said, "I have taken another sixpence like you took two or three Saturdays ago"—the prisoner said nothing to that—I went over to the beer-shop to my father, but he was not there, he I brought a constable back with me, and he was given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-156" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—I came home about a quarter past 11 on this night—my son was in the shop—he went to bed, and I afterwards found one sixpence in the till—there were two mil brown marks under the crown, which may have worn off by now—it in bad, and I put it away, thinking the person might come back again—no one but me served in the shop that night after my son went to bed—I took the sixpence out and was going to give change, but I found it out—on 2d October, about half-past 10 or 11 o'clock, the prisoner came fort a penny
<lb/>worth of Dutch cheese—he gave me a bad sixpence—I said, "Have you got any more like this about you I"—he said, "I do not know what you mean"—I said, "It is a bad one"—he said, "I got change for a two shilling-piece in a public-house"—I said, "I cannot let you go till I fetch my husband"—I called my son, who said, "Mother, what is the matter?"—I said, "I have taken another sixpence like you took two or three Saturdays ago; go for your father"—he looked at the prisoner, who said, "Why, I have not seen you before"—my son said that he had seen him—the constable came and I gave the prisoner in charge, with the two sixpences.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-157" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES CHILD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H.</hi> 193). On 26 October I went to Mrs. Walker's whop, and she gave the prisoner in my charge, with these two sixpences (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,—I asked him if he had any more of them upon him—he said, "No; I did not know I had got that; I took it in change at a public-house for a two shilling-piece"—I searched him and found on him a good shilling and two small packets of tobacco—I had seen him before, in company with two women.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two sixpences are counters, or medallets—on one side here is "Victoria, Queen of Great Britain," and on the a crown—they are made of hard metal silvered over—there in some difficulty in bending them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are they counterfeit sixpences?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No doubt the intention was to pass them for sixpences—as far as size goes they are apparently intended to resemble and pass for sixpences—here is the Queen's head, but the legend is different, and the word "sixpence" is not here—we have had a great many of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows.</hi> "I was not aware that the second sixpence was bad.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-864-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October.</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>; and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi> </persName>. Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-160" type="surname" value="KERR"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-160" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>Robert Malcolm Kerr</persName>, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18611021-865-offence-1 t18611021-name-163"/>Morris Murphy</persName> upon his head. Second Count, occasioning to him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18611021-866-offence-1 t18611021-cd-7"/>2d October</rs>, with intent, &c.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count, indecent assault.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count,—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18611021-867-offence-1 t18611021-name-167"/>Edward Otto Stern</persName>, under pretence of aiding him to recover a certain dog which had been stolen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for the prisoner, submitted that this was not an indictable misdemeanour; the Act of Parliament combined misdemeanours which were indictable and misdemeanours which were not indictable, and directed that a first offence was to be punished by a fine by a Magistrate, and the second was to be an indictable misdemeanour and punished otherwise than by a fine.
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi> considered that as there was no direction that the offence should be treated summarily, the ordinary common law process was not ousted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-168" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HUTCHINSON</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at Palace-chambers, St. James'-street—the prisoner called there on 6th September—Mr. Stern, the prosecutor, resides there—the prisoner said he had called respecting a dog which Mr. Stern had lost and had advertised for, offering a reward of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said, "I think there is no means of getting the dog for that amount; I know where the dog is, and if Mr. Stern will say something like, I think I can recover the dog"—he said that the parties would not give it up for any
<lb/>thing like the reward—I then asked him what he thought the dog could be recovered for; and he said, "I really do not know, but I should say some
<lb/>thing about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I will make inquiries"—I told him I would communi
<lb/>cate with Mr. Stern, and then he would, no doubt, hear from Mr. Stern as to what he would be willing to give—the prisoner showed me a bill—he did not leave any card on that occasion—I communicated with Mr. Stern upon his return to town—the prisoner called again on 11th or 12th, I think—Mr. Stern had then left town again—he then said that he had seen the parties, and that they wanted 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said, "Mr. Stern had commissioned me to give 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.;" and he said, "That will not do; I think if you were to say three I could get the dog"—I said, "Do you know where the dog is?"—he said, "Yes; the dog is in Shoreditch."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known the prisoner before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I cannot say what time of day it was he first came—he made no secret of it—he gave me his card at once and I wrote to him, to the addresshe gave on it—I cannot say that I know he is known to the Duke of Beaufort and the people mentioned on that paper—the prisoner answeredmy letter—I did not go to his address, 7, Cambridge-terrace.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>18, Palace-chambers, Pall-mall—the dog which has been produced here to-day is my property—I had it safe about 28th or 29th of August—she had been stolen four times before—I had occasion to go to Liverpool on the Wednesday, and upon returning I found the dog was not where it ought to have been—I put out bills, offering 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. reward—I had some communication with Mr. Hutchinson, and on 24th September, about 9 o'clock in the morning, the housekeeper came up with the prisoner, and told me that Mr. Kendillon was there—I asked him to come in, and said to him, "Where is my dog?"—he said, "In Shoreditch"—I said, "Do you really want me to pay 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to recover my dog again? I really think a sovereign ought to do, this reward that I have offered, and which I am quite willing to give;" in fact, I authorised the housekeeper to give 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if the dog was brought back—he said he could not get the dog for less than 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I then asked him to go down with me to Shoreditch where the dog was, as I wanted to find out about him myself; I would give him something for his trouble, and prosecute the man who had it—he said he could not go down with me to the place; he had no objection to go with the little page, a boy about fourteen or fifteen—if I would give him the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he would bring me the dog back afterwards—I did not do anything more then—I told him I must consider this first; I did not know whether I could trust him with the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and if he called at my office at 1 o'clock I should then decide—he came to my office at 1 o'clock—I then repeated to him that a sovereign, or two, ought to have been the sum which he should have taken and no more, and he again said he could not take less than 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I then gave him the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and asked him when he would bring back my dog—he said, "In an hour and a half, at half-past 2 I shall be here with the dog"—I would not have given him more than 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if I could have helped it—I saw the prisoner next within two minutes of half-past 2 at my office with the dog, which was tied to one of the desks—one of my clerks had received it—I then said to the prisoner he was either the thief himself or an accomplice; that he had had six months before, and he would not get rid of me so soon as that, and the quicker he walked out of my office the better—he was rather confused, and said, "I am not the party who stole the dog or an accomplice," and he gave me a paper with the name of the man who stole the dog, as he said, but I did not take any notice of it—he went out of my office and the next morning I went before the Magistrate, a warrant was granted, and the prisoner was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How often did this man show himself to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twice; he came first to my chambers and then twice to my office, the last time with the dog—I never went to his place—I gave 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. before to get the dog back—she is worth about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it has cost me about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave two guineas for her at first, at a sale.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-170" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUTCHER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C.</hi> 137). I had a warrant upon which I arrested the prisoner—I said to him, "Bill, I want you"—he said, "What for?"—I said, "I hold a warrant to apprehend you for receiving 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from a gentleman, named Mr. Stern, for the recovery of a stolen dog"—he said, "Yes; I certainly did, I had the money"—when he was taken to the station-house, I found a parcel of documents on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not say he was ready to give every assistance in his power to prosecute the men who had stolen the dog?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did afterwards—he used to call me "Butcher"—I have known him some time; he was once in the police force—he was a sergeant in the C division—he has also been inspector of the Surrey constabulary, and a constable at Hyde-park.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-171" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WEEK</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Stern—I was present when the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given to the prisoner—I saw it paid.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-867-18611021 t18611021-867-punishment-37"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October.</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD CHIEF BARON POLLOCK</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARON MARTIN</hi>;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR JOHN MUSGROVE</hi> </persName>. Bart. Ald.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MUGGERIDGE</persName> </hi>. Knt Ald.; Mr. Ald.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi> </persName>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18611021-868-offence-1 t18611021-name-176"/>Frederica Johnstone</persName>, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">with.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-178" type="given" value="FREDERICA"/>FREDERICA JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner since June or July, 1858—he was introduced to me by two of my cousins, who told me that he was following the profession of an artist—during the whole time I have known him he has been following that profession—in consequence of that introduction my sisters and myself invited him to our house—we were not residing at Twickenham, then but in London—he did not ask me for any money shortly after I became acquainted with him; I may strictly say it was alter his return from Italy; but previous to that, I think in the very commencement of February, 1859, I found him melancholy one day and asked the cause of it—he said that he had heard very bad accounts of his mother, to whom he was devotedly attached; that she was very aged and that he longed to see her, but was not able to do so—I asked him why he did not go immediately?—he did not answer at first, but afterwards said he could not afford it—I said could I be of any use to him; and he said it would be a great blessing to him if I could—I then asked him what would be required—I said that I had 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by me, but ho did not seem to think that would be sufficient and he then showed me some bill of Nosotti's, which I did not look at particularly, and he read at the bottom some threat, that if it was not paid immediately they would proceed against him, and he said, "This is the shameful way that a man treats me, of whom I have had everything since I have been in England, and he is a countryman of mine"—and I then said, "If you like to have that, you can do so;" or something of that kind—I believe he told me the amount, but I cannot positively remember it; it was something like 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and then as regards the sum total he wanted, I think it was either 190
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; but certainly not more than 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in consequence of what he stated about his mother and Nosotti, I advanced him somewhere about that sum—I said at first, "I will give you a cheque"—he seemed not to know what a cheque was—I described to him what it was, and he seemed as if he would rather have the money, and I gave him the money—I believe I had given him the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. first, and then I added the other—he had before that offered to paint my picture—he commenced a sort of sketch of it in 1859; that was after his return from Italy, but it had been all planned to a certain extent in 1858—I think it was about the middle of 1859 that he com
<lb/>menced the sketch—I became intimate with him, and there was at one time a contemplation of marriage between us—we from time to time wrote letters to each other—as regards his letters I have destroyed them—I destroyed</p>
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<p>them at various times; the last that I destroyed were on the 2d of August this year—that was a certain number that I had by me from the time we came to town—in the spring of 1859, I was seized with illness; that was while I supposed him to be in Italy—I did not see him for a long time after that; I was too ill—I next saw him when he announced his return from Italy—that was about the 10th or 12th of May, 1859, and I think it was in the month of June that I communicated to him as to our marriage being broken off—he said he never thought it would have come to pass; but he expressed very great sorrow, and said that he was so ill that he had not the courage to tell me what he was contemplating, but he thought he was in consumption, and he thought he should end his days in a little village perhaps, in his own country.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> From time to time prior to the advance of the 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in question, how much money had you advanced to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Having taken no regular account I can only state what I should suppose it was, and that is 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. including the purchase of an oil painting for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by Spanioghletti, and also including what he charged for our painting—I remember the picture going to the Exhibition of this year, 1861—it was not hung; it was put in the second list—I ascertained that fact from Mr. Elmore—I have always taken an interest in paintings and pictures, I have been brought up with it all my life, and take the greatest delight in it—the prisoner was perfectly aware of that fact; it was constantly the subject of conversation between us from the very first introduction—I think it was towards the end of May that I first spoke to him about the return of my letters—I told him that I did not wish to continue our intimacy any longer; but I believe on that day there was no mention made of anything peculiar; I do not remember the date exactly—he wrote me a letter, and that letter I kept, on 2d August, when I was destroying his letters; I kept two letters—the interview I had with him was in consequence of a letter—(
<hi rend="italic">a letter was here handed to the witness.</hi> I think there was one previous to this; this is one that I received from him; it is in Italian—I understand Italian very well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18611021-name-179" type="given" value="FERDINAND"/>FERDINAND STRAUSS</persName> </hi>. I understand the Italian language—I have trans
<lb/>lated this letter before (
<hi rend="italic">Reads.</hi> "Monday, 3d June, 1861.—Frederica, my life has become infernal, a moral martyrdom, a vengeance of God, it was so before, but now it has become more than ever insupportable. Alas! how tired I am of it. Yes; I am tired of it beyond measure; every day as it passes I feel more and more the weight of this existence, of my unhappy position, from the enormous accumulation of difficulties which surround me. I am by G—the most unhappy man on earth, and so much the more so am I, because by others I am supposed to be happy, envied—envied, wherefore, wherefore? for being on the brink of a precipice; being to-morrow, to-morrow, the laughing stock of society; with my pride, with my hanghti
<lb/>ness. I am in a chaos, my mind is in a deplorable state. I can work no more, nor act, nor think, nor do anything; in short, in this state I must be ruined; yes, ruined, and for ever. However, the one who is the cause of my sorrow, that one who despises my heart, shall not trample under foot my self esteem. I swear this before God, for the love of my mother Came and see me Frederica, if you can, on Wednesday next."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MISS JOHNSTONE</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">continued.</hi>) I do not distinctly remember whether I called upon him or not, after receiving that letter, or whether I received another letter before I called on him—I certainly did call after this—I think it is very possible that I went upon the Wednesday mentioned in the letter—when I saw him after that letter, he was most violent in conversation</p>
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<p>—I received this letter from him also (
<hi rend="italic">read.</hi>—"10th June. No, no, no; not a moment more of such a life, not a week; it is a hell to me; A vengeance of God; yes, you have ruined me physically and morally, Miss; you have destroyed everything in me, industry, peace, the heart; come, Miss Frederica, there are but three resolutions to take; choose—you will either marry me, or ensure me enough to live upon, or I shall leave England—you have three days for reflection")—I think I may put the two interviews I had with him into one—I think I had two, hut the subjects were almost identical—I have some difficulty in describing the conversation—I told him as regards the first proposition, it remained the same as it had done, and that as regarded the other two, I could not take upon myself the respon
<lb/>sibility of advising—I am not giving the language I used—we spoke in French, therefore the words are not the same; what I said was that I could not take upon myself the responsibility of advising; upon which he imme
<lb/>diately burst out, "Responsibility! responsibility!" and dared me to use such a word—I said, "I can say nothing more"—he proceeded with a great deal more, which made me give an answer something to this effect—"What do you mean by my having injured you?" what he did say was so detached, and so furious, and so broken, I really cannot state it—he was very violent—he said I had injured him, and that he would fight any one to the last who dared attack his honour—he pointed to some foils which were fastened against the wall, and said he would not be conquered, he would fight any one who dared attack his honour, and subjects of that kind; in short, the end of it was that he frightened me dreadfully, and I said to him, "If there is anything in which I have injured you, tell me what it is?" but he never came to the point of telling me, but kept on saying, "Very well, very well"—I said, "Is there anything I can do for you?" and he said something about money, but the subjects were all so broken up that it was really not like a regular conversation; I forget how it came to pass, but I said, "If there is anything I can do I will endeavour to do it, but I can decide upon nothing without thinking it over"—I also said that as regarded leaving England, it would be a pity; what should he leave England for?—he said it would be better, because there would be so much scandal, talking; and then he said if I could give him money, and would keep it secret, (for if once it transpired to a third person it would remain no longer a secret,) then he might perhaps be able to work, or something of that kind—that was the substance of what passed at the two interviews—after that I again saw him, and I then alluded to the letters—I said, "I must have my letters"—I said that to him more than once—I repeated it every time I saw him—he said, "You shall have your letters"—I afterwards had an interview with him at the Baker-street Bazaar—I appointed it—I said that I would see him in Pellatt's depart
<lb/>ment, where we were in the habit of buying our china—we were beginning the conversation there, and he said that there were so many persons about it would be better to go to the carriage department, which we did—almost the first thing he said to me, when be saw me, was, "Don't be afraid," when we went to the carriage department, for he had seen fear on my countenance; I was very much agitated; I had a horror of seeing him, because I knew he was then beut upon something—he asked what I had decided, what I could give him—I said, "I hare decided nothing in one sense; but if after all my kindness to you, and all that I have done for you, after the kind interest I have shown in you, you still say I have injured you, though I cannot see it myself, and though I never meant it, and though I do not think anybody would admit it, still, if you promise me my letters</p>
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<p>faithfully, I will endeavour, if I can, to let you have 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>." but this was all under the greatest agitation, whether I said 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or what I cannot say, it might have been anything—I was barely aware, but my bent was to have my letters, whatever I gave him—he said, "You shall have your letters"—I told him that I did not know that I could accomplish it but that I could not do anything till after the 11th or 12th of July—he said, "That will do for the moment;" but I said, "No; do not say tint do not deceive yourself; do not flatter yourself; I can do no more and I will do no more, if I can even do that, it will be as much as I can afford," and he admitted that he quite understood me—on leaving the Baker-street Bazaar just near the portico, he turned suddenly round, as if nothing had occurred at all between us, and said, "What day shall we go to Marochtti's studio and Phillip's?"—I was so astounded at such a question that I did not know what to do, but still under the same impression of fear, I said, "I will let you know what day"—I scarcely know what I said—I did call on him after that, I think about 27th or 28th of July, at his house in Ovingonsquare—when I went in he said, "Well, what have you decided?—he said "I thought you would have had it in your hand"—I said, "No"—he said, speaking in French all the time, "Why this is a moment when a lady, I should rather say a woman, ought to sell to the very last of anything that she possesses"—I said, "I do not understand you"—I was quite petrified, for I bad not the slightest notion that any one could have spoken to me in such a way—he was very violent during this interview, in words, gestures, and everything—he said, "It is money, money, money, that I must have;" and he took hold of his coat and dragged it in this way, and said, "It is in that way that you shall be drawn along by me"—I was perfectly petrified, and said, "I do not understand what you mean"—he said, "Oh! it is rather figurative, but that is the way you shall be drawn along by me"—and he spoke about a spy, and a society of Italians of 1,000 or 2,000, and how easily they could bear from Naples in a few days, and so on—it was in detached, violent, and incoherent sentences—he said he must have a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in a day or two of the 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said, "Well, I will see what day I. can do that"—and the termination of that interview was, that I was to have my letters when I gave him the remainder—I afterwards met him at the Baker-street bazaar, and gave him the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; nothing particular passed between us then; I was very much disgusted, and frightened, and flurried, and glad to get away, and to say little or nothing—I did not make any arrangement then about the remaining portion of the 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I wrote to him after that, I cannot call it a letter, I wrote on a small sheet of note paper on Friday, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. August (
<hi rend="italic">Notice to produce this letter having been proved it was not produced.</hi>—I remember the terms of the letter, it commenced "Friday," and the words were these, "To-morrow, at half-past 10, or towards 11, at the Pantheon Bazaar, in Oxford-street, where the paintings are Bold, and bring with you my letters," with a hue under the words. On the following morning towards 11 o'clock, I went lo the Pantheon—I had previously obtained nineteen 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes at the bankers on the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of August, and put them up in a parcel of writing paper—I found the prisoner at the Pantheon when I went in, in the large room upstairs, where the paintings are—he addressed me first—he said, "How do you do?"—I did not give any answer, but I said we were immediately leaving town, and then he said, "Give it to me give it to me "—I said, "Where are my letters?"—he said, "I have them"—I said, "Where are they?"—his hands were down, he was looking at a</p>
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<p>painting; he had his overcoat on, and he had his two hands down in this way, and said, "Here"—I did not see anything, but as a pocket looks when it has a large thing in it—I saw his pocket as though it had a parcel in it—I said to him, "Remember in what way you obtain this money, it is a very large sum, and all the notes are numbered, they are very easily traced—and there were a few other remarks of his and mine—two, three, or four persons came into that room, and we then passed round and went into a little narrow sort of room leading to the gallery of the Bazaar, a sort of passage room—he commenced looking at a small painting again there—during the time I was in the other room, I think he must have said the words "Give it to me," eight or ten times at intervals—he looked very pallid, and his eyes were fixed as upon some one object which he had in view, and nothing more—he still did not make the slightest allusion to my even baring them—when we got into the narrow room, I told him I had had great difficulty in getting the money, there had been so many formalities to go through, which to me was all new; I had never done such a thing before—he then said, "Give it me"—I said, "Give me my letters," with great emphasis, on which he gave me a brown paper parcel, saying, "Here they are"—I did not ask him as to whether they were all there—I had previously said to him, "All my letters," I always asked him for all my letters—when he had given me the parcel, I took out of my pocket the panel in the writing paper; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,—it looks exactly like it—I handed it to him, and he took hold of it with his left hand, and with his right forefinger he opened the seals, and turned it round in that way—I said, "Yes; there are nineteen 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes there, they are all numbered and can easily be traced—it is a very large sum, and you should be very careful of what you do with it"—he had said to me in the other room, "Oh, yes; I shall have some money, and if I do not succeed in the coming season, I shall have money in my pocket to go away with; he had spoken about America and other things—we then went, downstairs—I retained the parcel, fully believing, at that time, that my letters were in it—at the entrance or vestibule of the hall, I said to him, "Now we will go to a booksellers or stationers in Oxford-street, and I wish you, to give me a stamped receipt"—there was a little sort of hesitation on his part, and I said, "It is very easy"—he said, "Oh, there will be too many witnesses"—I said, "Oh, dear, no, it is a common thing that any one will do; the shop-keeper is always civil; he will allow you to write any little memorandum you please, we will go into my booksellers or stationers, there is never any objection to it"—upon which he said, pulling out his watch, that he had do idea it was so late, drawing his breath at the same time, that he had an appointment, and I said, "Very well, then you will send it me by post"—he said, "Yes; I shall send it you by post"—and then he went away—that was the last I saw of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you handed to him this 1,900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, what induced you to do it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Merely that I wished to have my letters—at the time he handed the parcel to me, I fully believed that it contained my letters, not a doubt passed in my mind—I afterwards got into a cab, and after I had driven about 100 yards I opened the parcel, it was sealed, the seals are now broken; what I first saw was this—the parcel consists of bite of printed papers, tied across with white string both ways, and at the bottom is a letter which has my writing on it; at the first moment when I discovered this I was about to pull the string for the man to drive back, intending to have an interview, but I thought that would be very undignified, and I</p>
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<p>did not do so—there is a hole in the parcel, and on looking through that hole, if I had done so, I should have seen my own handwriting on this letter—when I got home I communicated with my brother, Mr. Campbell John-stone, when he came home; he was not at home on my arrival—I com
<lb/>municated the circumstances to him, and placed the whole matter in his hands—he is my guardian and trustee—these two letters, dated 16th and 17th August, are the prisoner's writing—I have seen and read them—my brother opened them in the first instance—(
<hi rend="italic">Translations of that letters was here read at follows.</hi> "16th August My dearest,—I receive this very moment a letter which makes me laugh, and I believe you will laugh, also when you read it. By G—, I think you have chosen the worst path, and I warn you, that if you take another step not friendly, I shall give your letters into the hands of a Magistrate in order to claim my rights. Miss Frederica, with your hands you have ruined me, and with your hands you shall save me from the precipice into which you have thrown me. Yes have destroyed my future, and shall restore it to me, I swear it by my mother. The idea of taking steps against me makes me laugh very much Against me? Do you mean to say that you intend to make my conduct public? But that is what I want, in order to justify myself in the society which I live. Remember, however, that you have not a single reason in your favour. The star in the ceiling of my studio; the star you have reproduced in the picture; the star on the small bottle received from you as tokens of love, and the star in your hair, would be sufficient proof, without the letters, to condemn you. And what of the letters? Think that if any one dares to use violence with me, it will cost him his life. The letters are mine, and no one has a right to claim them, and I will not give them up except when you, yes, you shall wish it. Adieu, Frederica; remember that you will gain more by remaining my friend than by making war against me, and that I love you, and you as a reward have raised me. P.S.—Come and see me as soon as possible, and, if you like, in company with the gentleman that wrote the letter, as I shall be very happy to make his acquaist
<lb/>ance. 17th August. Frederica,—It is now three years and more that you have known me, so that by this time you have already considered that the path you have chosen is the worst. I am in my rights with the laws of this country; there is no mortal being who can touch that which belongs me without scandal, therefore away with useless stratagems and foolish bravadoes; come and see me in good friendship as you have always done for the past, that which you and me can arrange cannot be done by any one else. Remember, that to get out of the ruin into which you have throw me I am ready for everything. Do you understand?!!! Ah, Frederica? I beg of you not to drive me to extremities, which may be terrible to and me. You have placed me in a position from which there is but one way to get out; that way is in your hands. Do not let your guardian write to me any more, for it is lost time; I have already said that I shall not open his letters any more"—I at one time gave the prisoner a seal—the impression of that seal is on the wax of this parcel—I saw it the moment I opened it—this is the seal (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,—it bears the impression of a dove carrying a letter—the two envelopes of the letters which have just been read bear the same impression—the addresses are in the prisoner's handwriting—after the interview at the Pantheon, I never saw the prisoner again until he was is custody before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you author seal like this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not lend him one before with a like impression, and then get</p>
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<p>that back, and have this made for him—I have lent him one with an antique lyre on it, not one with this impression—I have not another at all like this—I received letters from him before 3d August with impressions like this—I knew that he used the seal—no one was present at the Pantheon but he and I, that I am aware of—I carried this parcel in my hand when I left him—there is a letter inside it, written by me—I do not recollect how long before I met him I had sent that letter to him, except by looking at it I see the date of the postmark outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the envelope I think it is the 12th—it is very much defaced; but I think it is 12th July.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You never date your letters, I believe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I form no project to do one or the other; sometimes I date them, sometimes I do not—I think I was not in the habit of dating my letters to the defendant—I think I seldom date any letters—I went to the studio once after 12th July and before 3d August—I did not see that letter there—I have not the slightest notion of having seen it—I was not alone in his studio at that time—the servant might have taken me in and he came in immediately—I have no recollection of being there alone—I did not take that letter away with me from his studio on the day I was there—I first showed the parcel, after I got it, to my brother—that was on Sunday, 4th August—I had never seen that parcel in any one's possession before I was at the Pantheon—no one had seen it in my possession before I showed it to my brother—I went home directly, and locked it up—I had opened the seals when I showed it to my brother—I do not know the newspapers or printed papers that are in it—I have not looked at them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You told me before the Magistrate that there was a time-table in it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I will look now and see, if you wish me to undo it—I did undo it in the presence of my brother, but I had not undone it before, and I did not look then—there is a time-table here of January, 1861—I think the railway that goes to Twickenham is the South-Western—we seldom go that way, we generally drive—I was not residing at Twickenham in August last—I have not resided at any time in this year at Twickenham—we had a residence there at the time and have still—we went there from time to time—we very frequently go there—(
<hi rend="italic">The Lord Chief Baron, having looked through the time-table, stated that it did not contain any reformat to the Twickenham line.</hi>—The parcel was delivered to me by the defendant at the Pantheon, fastened up—I destroyed portions of the prisoner's letters on 2d August, with the exception of one or two that I kept—I never counted how many I had—I have not a notion—they were just lying loose in my escritoire—my usual habit is, during the season to put by whatever letters or accounts I have, and before I leave town I open and destroy everything that ought not to be kept, therefore those that I had then were only those I had since our return—it would be more than half a-dozen—before we left town I destroyed any that I had—I have no letters by me new but these two—I had no con
<lb/>versation with him about his letters—not a word was said at the times I have mentioned about his letters to me—I went to him after the letter of 10th June, the one that makes the three propositions—I think I must have gone after I received the letter of 3d June, and before I received that of the 10th—the time that Mr. Collucci and I first had any conversation about returning my letters to me was certainly one of those two times—it must have been at that time when it came to anything regarding money—I am quite certain that at one of those times something was said by me about returning me the letters—I should say, to the best of my recollection,</p>
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<p>that I have always been equally certain about it as I am now, for it was always on my mind—in the accounts I have given of the interview on 10th June, I believe I have always stated that the return of my letters by him was then mentioned—I cannot be sure, I believe so—I answered any questions that were asked me—I cannot remember whether I stated it, but I know what I did—the first proposition of the three is that I should marry him—all notions of our marrying had been quite given up between us at that time; certainly as far as I was concerned, and he knew it perfectly well—there was no person who had my confidence—I do not know that anybody on his part knew that the engagement, or the notion of engage
<lb/>ment, had existed between us before he went to Italy—no one knew on my part—there would be nobody to whom I should have to explain it if nobody knew of it—the correspondence between us went on as before, at his par
<lb/>ticular request—it was always kind and friendly, and affectionate—it was not of the most affectionate character, not in my meaning—I addressed him in Italian, we spoke in Italian also—at the Pantheon we spoke in French, and in Baker-street—we generally spoke in French, unless I liked to speak in Italian for exercise—in business matters we spoke in French—I believe he speaks French well, better than he writes it—it is very variable, many persons make a mistake without intending to do so, and yet they may be very correct at other times. (
<hi rend="italic">Upon Mr. Keane proceeding to ask whether the letters written by the witness were not of the most affectionate character, Mr. Chambers objected to the contents of the letters being alluded to. The Lord Chief Baron was of opinion that the question could not be put.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After you had abandoned the intention on your part to marry him, were you not on as affectionate terms with him as you were before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I have not a notion of the number of letters I have written to him after I had ceased to contemplate marrying him—whatever I wrote was generally in answer to one of his on some subject or another—I have not a notion as to how many; I never counted—I suppose I wrote sixty-three to him; but I am sure there were more—that would be in the space of about t two years—my name is Frederica—I used sometimes to be called Columba by him—that means a dove—it sounds ridiculous in English—I think he used in his letters to call me his Columba—Columba was the name by which I passed—I understand what he means by the star in his studio—it was not put there by my request—he put it there, and asked me if I had seen it—I should not have known it was a star—I never wore such a thing as a star in my hair—I think he stuck it in the picture—I gave him a scent bottle, and that had a star—I do not know whether it was in Ovingdon-square that he was lodging when I first knew him—I suppose it was—it was not by my wish that he took the house—he did not tell me he was going to take it—he spoke of the house—I did not wish him to take it—I did not tell him that I wished him to take it in order that no person might be is the house when I went to see him; I am certain of that—he was a great deal in my society at times; not going about with me, very seldom—I was a good deal with him at the studio—I went to have the painting done—he did not tell me that persons were making remarks upon him as receiving money from me—he never told me that, that I recollect—he did not tell me that he was compromised before the world by being so intimate with me—he used the word "compromised," but he did not say with me—there was never such a word in connection with me—he did not explain to me how it was he thought I had ruined him—he offered no explanation of it at any time, that I recollect—he did not say that in attending to me</p>
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<p>he could not follow his profession, and had not followed it; he was following it immensely, I thought; I saw plenty of painting going on—he never said that his countrymen shunned him because be went so much with me—he did not tell me what the life was that he could no longer endure, the life that was mentioned in the letter of 10th June, nor did I ask him, because I heard him make use of that expression when I was first acquainted with him; he was always alluding to some mysterious thing which I did not know—the responsibility which I said I could not take upon myself, was the responsibility of advising, of telling him what to do—I believe it was the third or fourth day after receiving the letter of 10th June that I went to him—I went alone—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) is in my writing—it is in Italian—it begins "My dear friend,", "dear," or "dearest,"—it does mean u My dearest friend"—this letter was written after the rejection of the picture from the Royal Academy—it is simply dated "Wednesday"—I did not know that his picture was rejected by the Royal Academy until he particularly requested me to ascertain whether it was received or not—the letter was written by me in May—there is the post-mark on the envelope, May 9th—I suppose that is the correct post-mark—it was not my opinion that he was at that time a person who was worthy of my love, not under the sense of "love"—I wrote this letter with a great deal of feeling, in tower to one of his about his unworthiness, Asking me to go to Mr. El more about his picture, and saying that he was worthy of nothing, not even of the Royal Academy—you may put any construction upon it you please—my feeling at the time of writing it was that of the warmest and kinds t friendship, feeling for a person who bad been disappointed—I should feel for lay one disappointed, and would give them a helping hand, man or woman, as I have done—this letter, with the postmark of 20th September, 1860, is mine—I was not engaged to him at the date of that letter—lie never made n a condition of his giving hack the letters, that I should give him some written paper stating why they were given back; nothing of the kind at any time—he never told me that be could not give me back my letters until he had some paper from me that would justify him before society—there was never a promise by me to give him such a paper, nor did he tell me that he would not give me the letters until I did; nothing of the kind.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. CHAMBERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When he handed you the parcel, did he ask for any such thing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nothing of the kind—I have stated the time when I communicated to him that I broke off all contemplation of marriage with him—I said to him at the time, "I will always he your kind friend; I will always assist you in any way I can in kindness, and shall be delighted to see you carry forth your talent in your art, it is my greatest interest and Might; and I will do it with all my heart;"—he said, "You will write to me, won't you, with warm, kind, and affectionate feeling"—"Yes;" I said, "always, always as a friend, with the warmest and kindest feeling I can"—he said, "Coldness chills me; I have no friend on earth, and if you will take an interest in my future, it will give me spirit and life to pursue my art."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEANE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you at one time get some of your letters back from him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When he was going to Italy I asked him to give them to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. CHAMBERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He went to Italy somewhere about the beginning of 1859?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I supposed he went—at that time I said to him, as he described the state of the country, and everything being in such a disturbed state, "Would you leave anything that you consider as precious; any of my letters, and other little things you would like to leave with me, I will take</p>
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<p>care of them?" and he said, "Yes;" and he gave me two small parcels, which I never opened until the time had so long passed when he was to have returned, and I was exceedingly ill with neuralgia, and I never expected to recover; I remember burning what he had given to me without looking at them—I put together what I had of his, and burnt them, because he had stayed away so long—I opened the parcel, but did not look at them—I do not know whether he gave me at that time all the letters I had previously written—I never thought of that at all—he gave me what I supposed was all my letters, but it is so long ago—afterwards, when we broke off, he wished me to write to him and deal with him with kindness and affection—I accordingly patronised and received him, and continued on the same friendly feeling—the painting was to be a secret surprise to my family, only he lengthened it out so very long, it seemed almost ridiculous at last—it was to have been finished in 1860—it was a portrait of myself and sister, and my little dog—my sister sometimes accompanied me, and sometimes he said he did not require her, and it was annoying and tedious to her, she did not enter into painting with the ardour that I did—I sent him a portrait of my little dog to paint from, as it died after the picture was commenced—we generally drove down to Twickenham; we might have gone by railway; but we don't like railways, and it is a pleasanter drive—I did not put the rail
<lb/>way paper into the parcel—I did not make up the parcel myself—I should never have dreamt of it—I had no motive for doing such a thing.</p>
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<persName id="t18611021-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-180" type="surname" value="JOHNSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-180" type="given" value="PATRICK FRANCIS CAMPBELL"/>PATRICK FRANCIS CAMPBELL JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of Miss Frede
<lb/>rica Johnstone, also her trustee and guardian—I recollect her communicating to me what had taken place between her and Collucci with regard to the de
<lb/>livery of the parcel, and other matters—she showed me the parcel on the Sunday, with the newspapers in it—after that I was obliged to go to Scotland on business of some importance—I returned on 16th August, and wrote a letter to the prisoner on that day—I kept a copy of it—this a copy of it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read.</hi> "16th August, 1861.—Sir, as guardian of the lady who met you on Saturday, August 3d, at the Pantheon, about 11 o'clock in the morning, I have to request that you will deliver to the bearer of this note all letters or docu
<lb/>ments of any kind which may have been addressed by the lady to you, a well as a stamped receipt for the 1,900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, Nos. from 55,062 to 55,080 inclusive. By this time you must have discovered that the parcel which you delivered to the lady on the receipt of the money, contained only useless old newspapers in lieu of her letters. If, therefore, within two hours all the letters, as well as a properly signed stamped receipt, are not given to the bearer, or left at the Reform Club, Pall Mall, I shall be obliged to take such steps as I am advised may be adopted towards you. I am, sir, your obedient servant, W. F. C. Johnstone.")—I received this answer in French to that letter—I received it about 5 o'clock or half-past—I understand the French language—(
<hi rend="italic">Read.</hi> "16th August—Dear Sir, the answer to the letter I have just received has been sent to the lady of whom you are the guardian. Accept, sir, the assurance of my most profound consideration, with which I am your most humble servant, Vincent Collucci")—I saw my sister after I had received that letter—in consequence of what passed between me and my sister she showed me a letter that she had received from the prisoner—the letter was, immediately after she received it, handed over to me, as the whole business was undertaken by me from 4th August—there is at the end of the letter an expression that he would give them if she wished it—in consequence of that I wrote him another letter of 17th August, 1861, of which this is a copy—I received this answer from him—(
<hi rend="italic">Read.</hi> "Dear Sir, I am very sorry</p>
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<p>to state that what you are asking me is perfectly impossible, and that I win to be very much annoyed with such an affair. I have already stated that that is not the means to understand each other, and I hope it will be the last time I shall have to repeat it. The best plan is to beg the lady, on my behalf, to come and see me; for if she could, for her pleasure's sake, trouble herself once or twice a week during three years, there it no harm in her disturbing herself by making a few more visits, after which, I am per
<lb/>suadd, all will be right. I therefore beg of you not to trouble yourself any more by writing to me, for I shall tear the letters without opening them!!!")—There are three extortionary dashes put at the end of that—it is the most insulating way in which a French person addresses another; it is not at all the habit of a gentleman, it is that of a thorough blackguard—I know Preach society most intimately, and have the highest regard far it—I deemed it my duty to make certain inquiries, and then consulted a solicitor on Monday—a warrant was applied for, readily granted, and put into execution by Tanner, the police-officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> If the letters had been delivered up you still would have applied for a warrant, would you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I really do not know what steps I should have taken; I am not prepared to state—that letter is the way in which a French blackguard write—I am sorry to say that the writing of several French blackguards has been submitted to my inspection at several times—no Frenchman, who is a gentleman, ever writes with three dishes; and no gentleman, when applied to About the honour of a lady, ever answers you that your letters are to be torn to pieces—I never heard of any French gentleman doing I hat, or any English gentleman either—I have the honour of being a barrister.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-181" type="surname" value="CHAMBER"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-181" type="given" value="ML MONTAGUE"/>ML MONTAGUE CHAMBER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But I believe not a practising barrister?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was originally, but I happened to have the good fortune to succeed to ample means—I have substantially retired from practice for some year.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-182" type="surname" value="TANNER"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-182" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TANNER</persName> </hi>. I am a police-sergeant of the detective force—I executed the warrant against the prisoner n 21st August—I told him the nature of the charge—he said, "I do not understand the charge, perhaps you will explain it to me"—I then said, "The charge is, that you have received from a Miss Frederica Johnstone 1,900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the Pantheon, for you to return all her letters; and you have not returned the letters, hot have given her a parcel of old newspapers"—he said, "I have committed no fraud at all, what shall you do with me?"—he strongly pressed me to take him to the lady to make an arrangement—I said I could not do that; I must take him before the Magistrate who had granted the warrant; he could then have h a legal adviser, and make what arrangement he could—I then asked him if he would give me all the lady's letters—he said no he could not, he had not got them; they were at the house of a friend—I said, "I must have them, or I must search the house"—I went into his studio and examined some papers, and finally went upstairs; I found these letters in a davenport which he took me to, with my brother officer—the prisoner assisted in finding them; he helped to produce them; he found them—I said, "Are these all the letters you have given me?"—I counted them and said, "Here are 63; are they all Miss Johnstone's letters?"—he said, "Yes"—I then said, "Now I want the money"—he said, "I have spent some"—I said, "I must have what you have left, and you must account to me for the remainder; what have you spent I"—he then handed me this parcel containing sixteen 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes—I said, "What have you done with the other three?"—he "I have expended those in a manner that Miss Johnstone knows; we</p>
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<p>were to be married"—he said. "I do not understand it, I have committed no fraud at all; I never gave Miss Johnstone a parcel, on my honour as a gentleman"—being a foreigner, I said to him, "Now, let me clearly under
<lb/>stand you, do you deny giving Miss Johnstone the parcel at the Pantheonon the day in question?"—he said, "Yes, I do; I never gave her a parcel at all"—he said, "Miss Johnstone was to do something for me, which I shall not tell you, and then I should have returned her letters"—after he was taken to the station, I took a seal from his chain—I produce it it cor
<lb/>responds with the impressions on the wax on the parcel—I have not tried it with the two letters—they have not been in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You told him he must account to you for the money why must he do so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I considered it my duty to ask him to account—I had a warrant for his arrest—I certainly had not a search warrant—the warrant authorising me to arrest him authorises me to search his home, I believe—I have not the warrant here—he refused to tell me what he had done with the money—he then said, Miss Johnstone promised to do some
<lb/>thing for him, which he should not tell me—he gave that as a reason for not having given the. letters up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-183" type="surname" value="CHAMBERS"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-183" type="given" value="MONTAGUE"/>MR. MONTAGUE CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He did deliver up to you the parcel con
<lb/>taining the notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I informed him of the nature of the charge and that the notes and the letters were connected with it, and then he gave them to me—the other notes have been traced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-184" type="surname" value="BAILY"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-184" type="given" value="RICHARD ADYE"/>RICHARD ADYE BAILY</persName> </hi>. I produce three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, numbers 55,062, 55,063, and 55,080, all dated 10th January, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-185" type="surname" value="GETTINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-185" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GETTINGS</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner, and also know a person of the name of Elizabeth Thornton—she is the lady I lived with at 24, Ovingdon square—I believe she was acquainted with the prisoner—I do not know the handwriting on this note (
<hi rend="italic">looking at one.</hi>—I know Mrs. Thornton's hand
<lb/>writing—I do not believe that is her writing—I do not know whose writing it is—I do not know the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MISS JOHNSTON</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I should say that the "V. Collucci" on this note 55,080. is the prisoner's writing—I do not know the hand writing of the name of Thornton on this other note—these are three of the notes that I gave to the prisoner—I have not the slightest knowledge of the manner in which the prisoner disposed of these three notes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18611021-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18611021-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-186" type="surname" value="KEANE"/>
<interp inst="t18611021-name-186" type="given" value="na"/>MR. KEANE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> They were given to him to dispose of, I suppose
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I gave him no condition of any kind—I only warned him of the manner in which he disposed of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the case was not made out, inasmuch as the various Counts averred that all the letters written by Miss Johnstone to the defendant were to be returned to her, and that the defendant pretended that all the letters were in the parcel; whereas the evidence established the fact that then must have been many other letters received by him, some of which she had herself destroyed.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">contended that the pretence applied to all the letters then in his possession.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE LORD CHIEF BARON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARON MARTIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">were of opinion that the objection could not be entertained, and that the case must go to the Jury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBERS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">claimed the right to reply; the contents of some letters having been alluded to in the cross-examination; but as the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE LORD CHIEF BARON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">though, in strictness, admitting that the right existed, recommended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAMBER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">not to insist upon it, he did not reply.</hi> </p>
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