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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, July 11th, 1864, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ERLE</hi>, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHALLIS</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID SALOMONS</hi>, Esq., M.P.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, Esq., M.P., Aldermen of the City of London;
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN JOSEPH MECHI</hi>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT BESLEY</hi>, Esq.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSK</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-2" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq. Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HILARY NICHOLAS NISSEN</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CAVE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WILSON NICHOLSON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES GAMMON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWRENCE, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS, GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> F. H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-5" type="given" value="RICHARD ALEXANDER"/>RICHARD ALEXANDER RYLANDS</persName> </hi>, I reside at Liverpool, and am managing partner in the firm of Rylands, Seddon, and Co.—I recollect the ship
<hi rend="italic">Richard Rylands</hi> leaving England last summer about June or July—she was bound for Calcutta—the prisoner was the captain—J. Ogle and Co. of Calcutta were the consignees—the prisoner would receive the freight, and give a receipt for it—it would be his duty to remit it to us in bankers' bills—these letters are the prisoner's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">These letters were dated Calcutta</hi>, 5
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1863,
<hi rend="italic">and 9th January</hi>, 1864,
<hi rend="italic">to Messrs. Rylands and Co. Liverpool, the first stating that in conjunction with Ogle and Co. he had chartered the ship with rice for the Mauritius, and enclosed a</hi> 500
<hi rend="italic">l. Bill of Exchange, forwarded by another captain</hi>)—This other letter of 8th February, 1864, is the prisoner's writing—it is dated The Hoogley, Calcutta (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—I believe this paper, purporting to be the appointment of Mr. McFarlane as captain, is the prisoner's writing—it is dated 5th February, 1864—I was not aware of that appointment until made aware of it by the agents—we were not made aware of it by the prisoner until he arrived at the Mauritius—this letter is the prisoner's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">This was dated Mauritius</hi>, 5
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1864;
<hi rend="italic">it alluded to the appointment of Mr. McFarlane as stated in a previous letter, and stated that the prisoner's own health was so much shattered that he doubted his ever recovering; that small pieces of bone came from his leg, and wounds in his neck and cheek were still open</hi>)—This letter refers to a previous letter, communicating the fact of Captain McFarlane's appointment—I never received such a letter—the other letter, dated Aden, 17th August, is the prisoner's writing, and this memorandum—(
<hi rend="italic">The letter stated that his health obliged his remaining at Aden, and that he had forwarded the Calcutta accounts and vouchers</hi>)—(
<hi rend="italic">Memorandum read:</hi> "I received 4,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the agent at Mauritius, and lodged it in a mercantile bank, in exchange for which I received a bill on myself; three days after my arrival I called at the bank,</p>
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<p>and got the bill endorsed, and afterwards had it cashed; the proceeds I lodged in two banks at Stockton-on-Tees for safety; 2,800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the Stockton and Darlington Bank, and 1,100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at Backhouse's. This amount, 3,900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. belongs to the owner of the ship, with the exception of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. belonging to myself. I paid 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the broker in Loudon for discounting the bill")—I first heard of the prisoner's arrival at Marseilles from the French police—I do not remember the date—I heard of his arrival in England from the police; I can't remember the date; I think it was after the 13th—he never communicated with us after leaving Aden—I never saw or heard of him till he was arrested—it was his duty upon receiving the Bill of Exchange at the Mauritius to endorse it and forward it to us—supposing he had neglected his duty and brought it with him to London he ought to have forwarded it to us immediately on his arrival in London; he had no authority to discount it—I know nothing about this letter (produced—I never wrote it—the signature is an imitation of mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At the time the statement was made by the prisoner were you aware the money was in the Stockton Bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had obtained that information from Inspector Carlisle of the Liverpool police—I have received the 4,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. minus the discount, since the prisoner has been in custody—there was nothing due to him for wages, I am certain of that—he had a certificate of service—he had never served for us before—this was the first voyage he had been on our account—the voyage was from England to Calcutta-Messrs. Ogle and Co. were the agents for the charterers at Calcutta—they were not our agents; they were agents for the ship—when the prisoner left Calcutta for the Mauritius he went as supercargo, from his statement—the captain he appointed is not here—there is no one here from the Mauritius; I believe Mr. John Ogle is in London—the vessel was chartered from Calcutta jointly by Ogle and Co. and the prisoner—this 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill was sent by the captain of another ship through the prisoner—the prisoner did not remit any more than one Bill of Exchange from Calcutta—I do not know whether upon a fresh captain being appointed abroad the agents write to the Registrar-General—I have been in the shipping trade from ten to fifteen years—the balance of the freight was left in the hands of the agents at Mauritius—it still remains there—I can't speak to the amount—the agents advised us of it, and paid the disbursements of the ship out of it—I don't recollect the balance; it was a small balance—it was more than 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does that balance and the 4,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. make up the whole of the freight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and the money the prisoner advised us he had received—he sent us an account accounting for the money he received in Calcutta—the freight which he received at Calcutta was nearly 5,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that is all accounted for-in the captain's account he only accounted for 165
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. received in the Mauritius-that was the account sent from Aden.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-6" type="given" value="LAWRENCE HODSON"/>LAWRENCE HODSON PARR</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Fletcher, Parr, and Co. ship brokers, of Leadenhall-street-we were brokers to the Rylands—I chartered the vessel myself, and have seen all the accounts sent from the agents at Calcutta—the accounts before me do not give any credit for the freight at Calcutta—this (marked G) is the captain's account; it only gives credit for 485
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the other document is merely a freight list, showing that 5,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was the probable freight to be earned by the vessel from Calcutta to the Mauritius, receivable at Mauritius.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> From your own knowledge what would be the amount of freight earned between England and Calcutta?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 1,700
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<p>was due in Calcutta, the previous portion having been paid here—I accom
<lb/>panied the prosecutor to see the prisoner in prison—I have not seen him more than once—I merely asked him for an account in explanation of all these items—I told him there was money due on the Calcutta items, that I presumed the cash in the hands of the police formed a portion of it, if so, would he hand it over to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did he say about that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> His reply was very unsatisfactory—I told him he had got at least 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of our money at Calcutta—he did not deny it; he mumbled something—we had to speak to him through the bars, and the distance was so great that I could not hear distinctly what his reply was; it was nothing very definite.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-7" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PEACOCK</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 116, Fenchurch-street—I have known the prisoner some time—I saw him at my office some time in the commencement of May; about 11th or 12th—he said he had just arrived from the Mauritius—I saw this bill in his possession—I saw him endorse it—I went with him to the person who discounted it, Mr. Troughton—he requested the broker to get him the money in bullion; in hard cash—he said he wanted it for shipment—I don't think he said where.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-8" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON REUTER</persName> </hi>. I discounted this Bill of Exchange for 4,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for Mr. Troughton, a bill broker—the prisoner was not present—I see him to-day for the first time—I gave a cheque for 4,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, and the next day Mr. Troughton returned me the discount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> From whom did you receive the bill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From Mr. Troughton—I do not see him here—I have discounted for him once or twice—next day he gave me a cheque for 93
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the discount—I did it at the bank rate, 9 per cent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN ROWLAND"/>JOHN ROWLAND GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the gaol of Newgate—I have examined the prisoner's leg since he has been in Newgate—I have not discovered any indication of a fracture, or of any pieces of bone having exhuded from his leg as late as April last.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there a wound in his leg?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not at the present time, nor a bruise—there is a mark of some wound having been there; a superficial wound; a wound affecting the skin—I have not examined his face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first examine him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 8th June—supposing any pieces of bone had come away from his leg in April last there would have been marks that I could have clearly distinguished.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are there not upwards of thirty marks of wounds or bruises about his body?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am quite unable to say; he has certain superficial sores about his body—I examined his leg with a view to ascertain whether any bone had come from it, and there were no marks indicating that any bone had come from him—there are superficial sores about him and on his legs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer—I was in company with Spittle, another officer, when he took the prisoner into custody on 18th May—I searched him—I found on his person 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and in a portmanteau 49
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; a deposit-note of 12th May for 1,100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of a bank at Stockton-on-Tees; also a pass-book—I have not got them here—Mr. Lewis, the solicitor has them—I am not quite positive whether I found this paper or not—I found this deposit-note for 3,800
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-11" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CARLISLE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the detective police of Liverpool—he made the statement to me which has been read, and signed it in my presence.</p>
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<lb/>soner was housemaid in my service—on 10th April last, on going to bed, I went to a drawer in my bedroom to put some papers away—I found the lock had been tampered with—after some time I succeeded in opening it, and on examining my money I missed a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and three sovereigns—there had been 83
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. there, 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, and thirteen sovereigns—I spoke to the female prisoner about it a day or two afterwards; after I had made inquiry about the matter—I told her and the other servant that this money had been stolen from my drawer, and asked if they knew anything about it—they both said they knew nothing about it—the female prisoner had given warning to leave a few days before this—I had received the notes from Messrs. Price and Boustead—I had paid away some of them—I have here a memorandum of the numbers, which I made at the time—I received five 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—Nos. 69,311 and 69,314 were the notes remaining in the drawer—I had paid away two of the notes to my daughter, Mrs. Wilson, who lives with me—they were Nos. 69,316 and 69,317, and the note lost was 69,315.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 12). I made inquiry at the Bank about the missing note—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—I afterwards saw the male prisoner on 20th June—I told him he had changed a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in Farringdon-street, at the Crown and Anchor public-house, on 10th April, and I wished to know how he became possessed of it—he said it was his and his wife's earnings—I said, "Who did you receive the note from?"—he said, "My wife"—I took him to the station, and afterwards went to his wife, who was in a situation, in Upper Phillimore-gardens, Kensington—I told her that her husband was at the station; that he had chaged a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in Farringdon-street, which he stated he had received from her, and I wished to know from her how she accounted for the possession of it—she said, "I know nothing about it; I never gave him a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note"—I then took her to the station—on the way, she said, "I shall tell the truth all about it; I received the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from the cook to get change"—the note was afterwards produced before the Magistrate—I asked the male prisoner how he accounted for giving a false address,—"John Langley, King-street, Hammersmith," was on the note—he said his uncle put that on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">John Langley.</hi> I stated to the officer that I was in drink at the time, and I really did not know what I told my uncle to put down.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He did not say so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Emma Langley.</hi> I should have told the officer the truth, but he asked me questions before the lady where I lived.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Her mistress was present—I preferred that what I said to her should be in the presence of somebody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-17" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK WASHBOURNB</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Price and Boustead—on 2nd April, I paid some 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes to General Smith—this is one of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-18" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAY</persName> </hi>. I kept the Crown and Anchor public-house, in Farringdon-street—on 10th April, I received this 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, I believe, from the male prisoner—I told him he must put his name on it—his uncle was with him at the time, and he said, "It is all right, Mr. Day"—I handed the pen and ink to him, but whether he put the name to it himself or his uncle, I do not know—I did not see it done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">John Langley. Q.</hi> Was I not in drink at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-19" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PORTER</persName> </hi>. I am uncle to the male prisoner—on 10th April, he</p>
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<p>came to my house with his wife, to introduce her—he had been lately married—after being there some time, he asked if I could get him change for a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—we went to Mr. Day's, and he gave him change, knowing me—he tried to write his name on the back of the note, but could not—he had been drinking for a few days, and he asked me to write it for him—I wrote "John Langley," and then said, "Where do you live?"—he said, "2, King-street, Hammersmith," and I wrote that for him—he was not tipsy at the time; he might have been drinking for a day or two previous, his hand was very unsteady—he knew what he was about—I asked him, "Where did you get this from; have you been doing anything in the betting way?" and he said, "I do a little that way."</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-20" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA BELL</persName> </hi>. I am cook to General Smith—I never saw this note at all—I remember my master speaking to me about the loss of some money—I did not give any note to the female prisoner.
<hi rend="italic">Emma Langley.</hi> I can only say she did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>) After the prisoners had been remanded, I went to their lodgings, at Lower Phillimore-place—I found twenty keys there—I have them here—one of them is filed into a skeleton key—it does not fit the prosecutor's drawer—on cross-examination by the female prisoner, she said to the witness Bell, "You know you had part of the money;" and she also said, "I should never have thought of such a thing, if it had not been for you."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA LANGLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640711-650-offence-2 t18640711-name-22"/>Harriet Wilson</persName>,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">to which</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA LANGLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640711-650-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LANGLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640711-650-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DE VANDER DRIESSHE</hi> (22)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">through an interpreter</hi>) I carry on business as a flax merchant, at 22, Charles-street, Dunkirk, in partnership with Mr. Dedris, senior—I first saw the prisoner Driesshe about six or seven months ago—he said something to me about credit; I refused to give him credit—I after
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-26" type="given" value="GEORGE THCMAS"/>GEORGE THCMAS MANN</persName> </hi>. I am a custom-house and shipping agent, in partnership with Mr. Dudfield, in Lower Thames-street—I recollect Coijmans</p>
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<p>bringing me this bill of lading (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it had the indorsement of Scholmanns and Coijmans on it then, as it has now—Coijmans said I was to attend to the goods, and clear them through the customs, and he would call the next day—this was about 8th June—it is a bill of lading for 215 baled, weighing 8,750 kilos.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE BARKER</persName> </hi>. I am a market-clerk to Messrs. Noble and Co., brokers, George-yard, Lombard-street—I recollect seeing Driesshe about the purchase of some flax—I saw him at a public-house in Macclesfield-street, and I afterwards, on 9th June, bought some flax tow of a person named Clarez—I purchased it on Mr. William Reed's account, and delivered it to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REED</persName> </hi>. I purchased some flax tow through Messrs. Noble—I showed it to the prosecutor in the same state as I received it—the amount of my bill was 73
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is that document you have there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One is the contract, and the other is the invoice—the contract has the price on and the qualities—they are the regular price—I purchase of Noble.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-29" type="surname" value="O'BRIEN"/>
<interp inst="t18640711-name-29" type="given" value="LUCY MARY"/>LUCY MARY O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I keep a lodging-house, at 8, Lawrence-street, Bloomsbury-square—I know the prisoner Driesshe as Scholmanns—he came there and took a furnished bedroom at five shillings a week—that was about nine weeks ago—it was on a Friday—about a fortnight afterwards, the other one came, and occupied a room on the same terms—his wife was with him—the prisoners were on terms—they called each other "my friend"—they generally took their meals together, in the second-floor back, Mr. Driesshe's room—I recollect some flax coming—that was a little time before Coijmans came—I only knew him by the name of "Charles" then—I took the flax in, and paid sixpence for it, which was returned to me—I afterwards gave the flax to Driesshe, and he put it in the cupboard—I afterwards saw the prisoners take it out, and put it in fresh paper—it came in brown paper, and they took it out in blue.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> They did not live together in one room, did they?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; one in the first-floor back, and the other in the second-floor back—they had visitors while they were there—there was not a person named Clarez came—they told me if I was to see him, I should not forget him, he is so large—I never saw any one of any extraordinary size there—I saw a very small man there, who I see in the gallery, looking at me now—I found Scholmanns (
<hi rend="italic">Driesshe</hi>) sober, quiet, and he paid his rent—there was a man named Jerrard there sometimes—he lives in Compton-street, I believe; and there was a thin, attenuated man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-detective</hi>). I was present when the prisoners were apprehended, and saw them searched—a telegram, some letters from France, and 61/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., two duplicates, and two portmonnaies, were found on Driesshe—I did not see the other prisoner searched—Spittle, who searched them, has gone away.</p>
<p>J. B.
<hi rend="smallCaps">DEBERG</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These are the letters that accompanied the flax, and these are some of the answers to the other letters, but not all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know anything about this large fat man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there is such a man. I believe—I should say he is not the master man of the lot—I should say he has not been dealing with some of these goods.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-detective</hi>). I have been to Blackwall, and I have searched in every direction for Scholmanns and Co.'s steam factory—there is not such a place—I found one of these blank steam factory papers at Coijmans' lodgings—I searched a room which was pointed out to me by Mrs. O'Brien.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-32" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BEAR</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of police in the district of Blackwall, and have been so seven years—there is no such firm as Scholmanns's and Co. in Blackwall—there is no factory or place of that name.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DRIESSHE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640711-651-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18640711-651-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I have been an inspector of police, and am now employed by the Mint under the sanction of Sir Richard Mayne—I went to 4, Gilbert's-buildings, Islington, with Inspector Fife and Sergeants Leather and Elliott—I placed myself at the front-parlour window, while Fife and Elliott forced open the parlour door—I looked in at the window and saw the male prisoner in his shirt sleeves stooping over a bright fire, and the female prisoner was stooping; I could not see what she was doing, but she seemed employed—they must have touched one another—Isaac had something white in his hand, wrapped up in this pad (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); it is an article used by coiners as the mould becomes hot when the metal is poured in—he threw down something white on the floor which appeared like plaster of Paris; the mould separated, and I saw something white drop from it—he stamped on the plaster, and I then raised up the window—Sergeant Leather got in by the window, and Fife broke the parlour door in—I collected the dust from the floor; it was plaster of Paris—I saw the female take something off the fire, which I believe to be this iron spoon, bent in the form of a ladle; she ran from the fire and put her back against the door which Fife was forcing open with a sledge hammer, the force of which pushed her nearly to the middle of the floor—I saw Isaac take something bright from the corner of the table, and throw it on the fire—I took a bucket of water and threw it on the fire, which put it out—I then searched the cinders and found three sixpences, quite hot and unfinished; also this
<hi rend="italic">get</hi>, which was so hot that I could not hold it—I also found some white metal such as is usually used in coining, and this piece of antimony, which is used to increase the weight and give it a clear ring—I found some wash, and all the necessary implements for coining—I found this sixpence on the mantel-shelf with plaster of Paris in it, and in the fragments of what he threw down I found some metal quite hot—we also found some plaster of Paris in powder and pieces of glass on which moulds are made—I found some white sand in</p>
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<p>the water-closet in cups, also a mould for making sixpences, but not corresponding with the sixpences found—the female prisoner was exceedingly violent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FYFE</persName> </hi>. I went with Brannan to the prisoners' house—I forced the parlour door and pushed the prisoners back—I found three bad sixpences on the floor, two bad shillings on the table, and a jar on the table containing three bad sixpences in solution.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 13). I assisted in forcing the door, and found this jar with a counterfeit shilling in it, and a small drop of solution.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a mould for sixpences, which has not been used—here are three unfinished sixpences of 1846, all from one mould—this good sixpence is the pattern which made the mould; it has been much in circulation—these three sixpences found on the floor are bad, and from the same mould—the three found in the jar are bad, but from a separate mould—these shillings are also bad—I have no doubt that these unfinished sixpences were made in the mould which was broken—the get is the aperture of the mould which holds the surplus metal—antimony is used in coining, and acid also—(
<hi rend="italic">Eleanor Boniface produced her marriage certificate dated November</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864,
<hi rend="italic">to which the name of Robert Charlton appeared as a witness, and the case was postponed for an hour at prisoner's request, and Charlton sent for</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-47" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, S</hi> 8) I have been to West-passage, Somers-town, and found that a man named Reece Charlton lives there—he was not at home, and his wife could not tell me when he would be, as he attends sales—she has no knowledge of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Eleanor.</hi> He has been married since then, and of course his wife does not know.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">See Sessions Paper, vol.</hi> 44
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 791)—I took them in custody; the prisoners are the persons—to the best of my recollection the woman stated then that she was married to the man in the name of Knight.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Isaac.</hi> I was in Liverpool in 1856—I married my wife on 12th November, 1860—I was living in East-street, and had lived there four months before—I left, I think, in 1857—I lived there thirteen months with my present wife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 58) On 9th June, about a quarter to 8, Mr. Butt gave the prisoner into my charge about a hundred yards from the Lord Nelson, with this half-crown—I saw no man run away—I searched him at the station and found a threepenny piece and twopence—I asked him his name and address—he said "John Smith, Lambeth," at first, and a second or two afterwards he said, "Henry Wilson, 37, Castle-street, Holborn," and next morning he gave his name to the sergeant as "John Day, 2, New-street, Webber-street, Blackfriars-road—I went to 37, Castle-street; he was not known there—I then went to Webber-street, and he was known there in the name of Day—he was sober, but he acted drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was some feet in advance of the prosecutor, and I spoke to you first.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The prosecutor spoke to me; you were with him side by side, but you did not speak, you only knocked against me—you were quite sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HART</persName> </hi>. I shall be thirteen next birthday, and I live with my parents, at 12, Sherwood-street—on the last day of May, about half-past 10 in the morning, I was on Bow-common, and the prisoner asked me to get half an ounce of tobacco and he would give me a halfpenny—he gave me a shilling, and I went to Mrs. Wallace's, who gave it back to me, and I re
<lb/>turned to the prisoner and told him that the lady said that it was bad; he put it in his trousers pocket and I went away—I saw a constable come near and the prisoner threw half of a shilling down—I picked it up and gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never had that half shilling at all, you had it in your waist
<lb/>coat pocket, and took it out and gave it to the policeman.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I picked it off the grass—I saw you take it out of your trousers pocket, and
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> it behind you—you had two—you tried to straighten one, and it broke.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-57" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUCK</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents near Bow-common—I shall be thirteen in August—on the last day of May, I saw the prisoner on the common before dinner time—he asked me to go and get him a pint of beer—I said, "What will you give us?"—he said, "I will give you three half-pence "—he gave me a shilling, and I went to the Masons' Arms, called for a pint of beer, and Mrs. Cornwall gave the shilling back to me—I took it back to the prisoner, and said, "Mrs. Cornwall says it is a bad shilling"—he took it up and put it in his trousers pocket—I saw him later in the day, and pointed him out to Mr. Pickett.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you know that the shilling was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-60" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CARPENTER</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old, and live with my parents at the Co-operative Stores—I remember the little boy coming for half an ounce of tobacco, and giving me a bad shilling—I gave it him back—I should not know it again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-61" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PICKETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 170). On 31st May Burke pointed out the prisoner to me—I took him and asked him what he had done with the shilling he had given to the boys to change—he took it out his trousers pocket and produced it—I also received a half crown and a shilling from Hart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>, I picked up the shillings on Bow-common on the grass—we had a little fire there and were warming our hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BUCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a little fire on the common?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I do not know who made it, but the prisoner was at it—I did not see Hart come back with the shilling—I never saw it till I got it from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED CHINNOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you at the fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the prisoner gave me the shilling in the presence of the other two, but I had not seen it before he gave it to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>) Chinnock and Buck were not with me; I was alone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640711-658-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and to be further imprisoned until the fine be paid.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS MILLARD</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED BARNES</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to uttering only.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-662-18640711 t18640711-662-punishment-16"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARNES</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOWE EVERETT</hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640711-663-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>, Unlawfully assaulting a man unknown, with intent, &c.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence on Two Counts; to the Third Count there was a demurrer; judgment was entered for the Crown, and the defendant entered into recognizances to appear and abide the judgment of the Court when the point should be decided.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER ANTROBUS</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640711-664-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging a paper, pur
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SOLICITOR-GENERAL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-72" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY CARR</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor in Rood-lane, and am a London Com
<lb/>missioner for taking affidavits—previously to the present year I had known the prisoner—I knew him when he was a clerk at Mr. Holloway's, who was a client of the firm in which I was a partner—he used to bring letters from Mr. Holloway and take answers back—on 20th May he called upon me with Mr. Sack, and produced this deed and an affidavit, and he asked me as a London Commissioner to swear Mr. Sack to the affidavit—he asked me at the same time if I would have any objection to attest Mr. Sack's signature to this deed as an attorney—I asked him if Mr. Sack had any other solicitor—he said that there was no other solicitor employed, and knowing something of him, I did not object to attest the execution of the deed by Mr. Sack—the deed was not then in the same condition as it is now with reference to the word Becker, Mr. Becker had not then executed the deed, and the words, "Philip Becker and," were struck out of the attesting clause in my office, and I attested the name of Sack—the initials here A. C. are not in my handwriting—I did not give the prisoner or any other person any authority to affix those initials—the name here, "Anthony Carr," is not my handwriting—my name appears here in two places in which it has not been written by me—this is not my handwriting (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Deed or instrument referred to in the affidavit marked with the letter A made before me, this 30th day of May, 1864, Anthony Carr, Commissioner for administering affidavits in Courts of Chancery,"—this writing on the back is not mine either—from the day I attested the deed I never saw it again till now, and I did not see the defendant again until the Registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy made an official communication to me—the signature "Anthony Carr," to this affidavit marked B, is not my handwriting, nor has it been affixed with my authority—this signature to the certificate underneath the schedule is not my handwriting (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Bankruptcy Act of 1861, Philip Becker and Her
<lb/>manu Sack, carrying on business at 38, Endell-street, Bloomsbury, provision merchants, make oath and say as follows,"
<hi rend="italic">it purported to be signed by Philip Becker and Hermann Sack, and the attesting clause was as follows:</hi> "Sworn by both the deponents at my office, 25, Rood-lane, in the City of London, this 2d day of June, 1864, before me, Anthony Carr, a Commissioner for administering oaths in Chancery.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> That which has just been read is not the affidavit which the prisoner brought when he brought this deed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is not—I only swore one of the parties to the deed; it would be altered accordingly—it is a short form of deed in compliance with the provisions of the 192d sec. of the Act—I compared it with the copy—the prisoner read the original, and I took the copy—I made the alterations in the copy—I think the prisoner altered the attesting clause—he struck out Becker's name in the deed, and I did it in the copy—it is not an ordinary thing for a person to bring another to swear to a composition deed—I only know of one case before this in my experience—I was appointed just after 1861—composition deeds are very common now—there were a great many signatures attached to this deed when it was brought to me—I could not say whether these names were all there then—the majority of them were certainly, if not all—such affidavits as these require to state the amount of assets; if the prisoner had made a mistake, and not set out the assets, and had come back and</p>
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<p>altered it, I should, probably, not have charged him, if it had been on the same day, I should have excused the fee—the fee is very small, one shilling and sixpence for each oath administered—the signature to this affidavit is very unlike mine—they are both very unlike my signatures—I think it re
<lb/>sembles the writing of the body of the document—it is desirable to have the creditors' names on the face of the deed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-73" type="given" value="SOLICITOR"/>MR. SOLICITOR GENERAL</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know anything about the signatures of creditors, except from there being some red wafers here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is all—I don't know that they were written by the creditors—supposing a fresh affidavit altogether was brought to me, I should make a fresh charge—any alteration would be initialled—I believe it is very unusual to be requested to attest the execution of deeds of this kind—I have only once been asked to do so before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-74" type="given" value="CHARLES HANSARD"/>CHARLES HANSARD KEENE</persName> </hi>. I am a registrar in the Court of Bankruptcy, and am at the bar—I remember the prisoner coming to my office in Quality-court—I believe it was on 27th May—he brought me a deed, which I believe to be this one, but I had not occasion to look at it—he brought me this one again on a subsequent occasion—I find here, "Philip Becker," struck out, and subsequently "Philip Becker" added—there is a seal opposite each name—it would appear as the deed now stands, that it had been executed by Becker and Sack—the initials A. C. are immediately over the P in Philip—I returned the deed on 27th May, and subsequently kept it—on that day the prisoner brought to me a registration-stamp of ten shillings, and an affidavit verifying a deed which I believe to be this deed; immediately on his presenting to me the papers, I noticed that there was a blank where the amount of property distributable under the deed ought to have been inserted, and I drew his attention to that fact, and told him that I could not take the papers, that it would be necessary for him to have the amount filled in, and that the debtor should be taken to the commissioner, and the affidavit re-sworn—he took the papers away, and brought them to me again about ten minutes afterwards—I asked him whether that affidavit had been re-sworn, and he told me that it had—I asked him whether he had taken it to Mr. Carr, and, I believe, he first told me that he had done so—I reminded him that Mr. Carr resided at 25, Rood-lane, and that having regard to the distance between Quality-court and Rood-lane he would not have had time to have gone there and returned, and I also brought to his notice the fact that the ink was not dry—he then said that he had by accident met Mr. Carr at the law stationer's in Quality-court—that the amount had been inserted in the affidavit, and that the insertion had been initialled by Mr. Carr—I noticed that the initials A.C. were placed in the margin immediately opposite the alteration—as there was no evidence on the face of the affidavit that it had been re-sworn I returned it to the prisoner for the purpose of having it re-sworn—I gave him back the deed, and he took all the papers that he had brought—he came again to me a day or two afterwards, and brought the affidavit, which is the subject of this indictment, marked B—I believe this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this contains the statement as to the the amount of composition—I looked through all the papers which he brought with this, and found that they had the appearance of being correct—I noticed that the certificate, which appeared upon the copy deed, appeared to have been signed by Mr. Carr himself—this is it—"I hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the composition-deed, made by Philip Becker and Hermann Sack, of Endell-street, Blooms
<lb/>bury, provision merchants, and I further attested the said deed as their</p>
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<p>solicitor. Anthony Carr." The copy corresponds with the original—it would appear to have been executed by Becker as well as by Sack—the documents the prisoner brought were technically correct—I compared the signature to the exhibit, which appeared on the copy-deed, with the signature of Mr. Carr at the foot of this certificate, and they appeared to be in the same handwriting—I then asked the defendant whether the name of Anthony Carr, which purported to be only a copy of his signature to the exhibit on the original deed, was in Mr. Carr's handwriting, and he told me that it was—I then asked him if he understood my question, as I told him it was most unusual for the solicitor signing the certificate to sign also the copy exhibit—then he told me that they were all in the handwriting of Mr. Carr—I believe I then showed him every signature, and asked him whether he was certain that all of them were in Mr. Carr's handwriting, pointing to them one by one, and he told me they were—I then impounded the deeds—I saw the defendant five or six times altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The affidavit that was presented on the first occasion was returned to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the informality was, not having the amount of the composition—previous to 20th May, there was an order of the Court of Bankruptcy that the signature of the debtor should be attested by the solicitor—that was under the Act of Parliament—the recent order is, that deeds should be presented by a solicitor to the chief registrar—before that order, a great many deeds were presented by persons who were not solicitors, the debtors themselves occasionally—on an average from twelve to four
<lb/>teen deeds a day are registered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES RUSSELL"/>JAMES RUSSELL MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, in partnership with my father—some years ago, when the firm was Miller and Carr, the defendant was in the habit of coming to our office frequently; nearly every day—he was in the employment of Mr. Holloway, who was a client of ours—I became acquainted with the defendant's handwriting, and I know Mr. Carr's handwriting—the initials, A. C, on this deed are not in the handwriting of Mr. Carr, but they are in the handwriting of the prisoner—the words, "Anthony Carr," on this part of the document are not in the hand
<lb/>writing of Mr. Carr, but they are in the handwriting of the prisoner—this, "Anthony Carr, a commissioner for administering oath in the High Court of Chancery," is not in the handwriting of Mr. Carr, but it is in the handwriting of the prisoner—the whole of these others are in the handwriting of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is it in the usual handwriting of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there is no attempt at disguise—I have known him some years—I believe he has lately taken up the business of an accountant, since he left Mr. Holloway; he was correspondence clerk there, and attended to all the law business—he has always been an upright, honest man since I have known him—Mr. Holloway reposed great trust in him—I have been in practice some time—I know that composition deeds have become very common since 1861.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to the indictment on the ground that the</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th Sec. of</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">Vic. c.</hi> 98,
<hi rend="italic">required that a forged document, or record of a Court, should be used, or intended to be used in a Court, and that there was no evidence in this case to show that the affidavit was used, or intended to be used in the Court of Bankruptcy, there being no proceedings or suit pending.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was evidence to prove that the affidavit was intended to be used in the Court of Bankruptcy.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-78" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WARREN</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Union Bank of London, Princes-street—John Scott, and others, are the trustees of that bank—about 3 o'clock, on the afternoon of 29th June, Minchin came into the bank, and presented to me this cheque—(
<hi rend="italic">read;</hi> "The Union Bank of London, Princes-street, E.G. June 29th. Pay myself, or bearer, John Watts, the sum of 15
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long did he remain at the bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten minutes—he must have seen that we had some doubt about the cheque—there was no attempt to get away whatever.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About how long did he wait in the bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter of an hour—he sat down, and then got up and walked about, and walked towards the door, and then sat down again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-80" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SOOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Dectective-officer</hi>) About 3 on the afternoon of 29th June, I was called to the Union Bank, and saw Minchin there—I was in plain clothes—the cheque was shown to Mr. Wilson, who came in soon afterwards; he said in Minchin's presence that it was a forgery—I asked Minchin where he got it from—he said, "From a man named Watts"—I asked him where Watts was; he said he was waiting for him at the end of the street—I took him into the street, and he pointed out Somerville to me—I went up to him, showed him the cheque, and asked him if he gave it to the other man—he said, "I did"—I then asked him if the "John Watts" on the cheque was his signature; he said it was—I then told him that I was an officer, and should take him into custody for forging and uttering that cheque—he said, "Oh! it is a mistake; the fact of it is my name is not Watts, but I got it from a man of the name of Watts"—they were both taken to the station, charged, and asked by the inspector what they had got to say—Somerville said, "Watts was waiting for the produce of that cheque at the Royal Exchange"—I then accompanied him to the Royal Exchange, but he pointed out no person to me; he said he could not find any one, and I took him back to the station—I asked Minchin if he knew another person named Watts, and he said, "No;" he knew no other than the prisoner—he said Somerville went with him to the bank, and pointed out a cashier to whom he should give the cheque, stating as his reason for not going, that it was a remittance he received quarterly, and the last time he got his money he owed the cashier 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and being in needy circumstances, he could not afford to pay him now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-81" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and reside at West Ham in Essex—I</p>
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<p>have an office at 65, Basinghall-street—this cheque is not my handwriting; I authorized no person to sign it—it is an indifferent imitation of my hand
<lb/>writing; the first letter, C, is a pretty fair imitation—I bank at the Union Bank—I sign my name on the stamp paper, and from circumstances which I shall not mention, I am called upon to put my initials on the back of my cheques—the man who calls himself Somerville was in my employ as clerk about nine years ago—I did not put my initials on my cheques then—I do not think he was with me under the name of either Somerville or Watts; it may have been Watts, certainly not Somerville—I know his handwriting; I believe this cheque to be his handwriting—I should not have remembered it, but there were circumstances which impressed it on my mind at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Somerville's Defence.</hi> About a week prior to 29th, I met a man named John Watts, a total stranger to me; he asked me if I was out of employ
<lb/>ment, and that he could put a pound or two in my pocket. I said, "How?" He said, "Will you present a cheque for 15
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if he would take this cheque in for me He knew nothing about Watts; he was waiting at the Royal Exchange, and when I went there with the constable he was not there; he most likely saw us, and went away.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SOMERVILLE</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGUS WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640711-name-84" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KEAR</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Carlton-chambers, Regent-street, and am a furrier—about a quarter-past 12, on the morning of 23d May, I was passing through Cranbourne-street—I had had a little drop to drink, but nothing out of the way; I knew what I was doing—as I was passing along some persons came up to me, one on each side, and shoved against me, and one felt me round my body—I don't know him—a man named Moran struck me—I lost nothing, out of my pockets—I called out for a policeman, and one came up, and took Moran in charge—Moran struck me in the mouth, loosened one of my teeth, and knocked me down—I got up as quick as I could—I was so upset I could hardly tell how I got up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Moran has been convicted, I believe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes. (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol.</hi> 59,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 127.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GORDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 33). Soon after midnight on the 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, I was on duty in Cranbourne-street—I saw the prisoner, another man, and Moran, standing together there—I saw the prosecutor going along, and he appeared to be drunk—the prisoner and the man not in custody went on each side of him, and shoved against him, and Moran went in front, and rushed against him—they did that twice, and then they all three stopped and talked together—the prosecutor still continued going along—I went across, and stood at the corner of a court, and I heard one of the three say, "Come on; he is right"—the prisoner and the other man then pressed against the prosecutor again, and Moran, after getting two or three yards in front of him, returned back, struck the prosecutor, and knocked him down—the prisoner was then close by, and when the prosecutor was on the ground he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say all this jostling was going on for some ten minutes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not go up to them till the prosecutor was knocked down—there were no other persons with him when he was identified—I knew him so well before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Since May this year—from the beginning of May.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-90" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. My name was Ann Steward Wooding—I was married to the prisoner on the 17th last May, at St. John's, Limehouse—I believed him to be a single man (
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-91" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, living at Manchester-terrace, Millwall—I was present on 31st August, 1852, when the prisoner was married to Amy Patrick at Mr. Colton's, the registrar-office—I put my mark as a witness—I know Amy Patrick—I saw her just this minute in Court—she lived with the prisoner twelve years—he left her the day before Good-Friday this year—they lived together up to that time (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> On 31st August, 1852, we went to Mr. Colton's office—he said we should have to wait two or three days—I said I was going up to London, and it must be done then, and then he said he supposed he must do it as well as he could, and he read a part of the service—there were only two lads there—he never put the ring on at all—I had it in my pocket, and I put it on when we came out in the street—I thought it was a very peculiar sort of marriage—she went back the next day, and asked him if it was right, and he said "Yes," and wrote out that certificate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi> of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-95" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHANDLER</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at 74, Sun Street—the prisoner came into my employ in January last, and staid till June—his duties were to dispense medicines and to visit patients in my absence, and when I sent him—on 14th June he was as usual in the shop in my employ—I have a consulting-room behind the shop—I left the shop on that afternoon a few minutes before 4—the prisoner was then there in charge—I left 10
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver—1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> of that was in sixpences—I returned about 9 o'clock on that day—the prisoner was absent—I found only Jane Crisp, the servant, there—I found the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. gone out of the till; the other money was left—I found the key, which ought to have been in a place only known to the prisoner and myself—I had left it there—I was very busy then, but next morning I found two papers in the shop which I was sure I had left in my cash-box, and I went im
<lb/>mediately to the drawer, and found it had been forced open, and all the cash taken out—the prisoner did not return; he ought to have stayed till 11, if I was out—I instantly gave information to the police—the prisoner's salary was a guinea a-week, with board, except breakfast—I had a character with him, which I find since was a false one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I think he had half-a-crown for midwifery cases, had he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not as a regular thing; I gave it to him when I thought proper—when he was up at night I used to make him presents—he has absented—himself before, but only for one day at a time, and I found out it was, from drunkenness or illness—people can come from the street into the shop, and from the shop into the consulting-room, without any hindrance—there is a bolt on the door—if the prisoner left the house, it was his duty to put the bolt up—if he did not, the servant would—if it was not put up at all any one could get in—the key of the till was put inside a certain drawer in a nest of drawers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CROOME</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the door upon which this bolt is, protected in any way?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There is a bell on the bolt—the bolt rings a bell—if the bolt was not put up the bell would not ring.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-96" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE CRISP</persName> </hi>. I am servant at Dr. Chandler's—on 14th June the prisoner left my master's shop about a quarter past 4—he said he was going to see a sick child, be should not be more than 10 minutes—I went and sat in the consulting-room till my master come home—a great many people came into the shop to see master—they did not stay.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long were you in the consulting-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Till master came back—I merely went down for a cup and saucer—I did not notice anything the matter with the drawer where the cash-box was, at that time—I answered anybody when the door opened and the bell rang—I was not away from the consulting-room a minute—I remained there from a quarter past 4 till about half-past 9, except when I went down to get a cup and saucer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CROOME</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did any of these persons who called come further than the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they did not come into the consulting-room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-97" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-detective</hi>) I received a communication from Mr. Chandler on 15th June, and went and examined the drawer of the table in his consulting room—I found it had been forced with something resembling a chisel—I afterwards went to No. 10 King Street, the prisoner's address, and saw a person who represented herself to be his wife—I kept a watch on</p>
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<lb/>sequence of which I went to him, walked behind him, and said "Mr. Viner"—he turned sharply round, and said "Yes"—I said, "I am an officer; I have to apprehend you for stealing 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from your employer—he said, "Very well"—I took hold of his arm at the time, and he said, "Don't hold me; I will go quietly with you"—we all got into a cab together, and went to the station—I searched him, and found in a purse in his pocket 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and a penny—the silver consisted of 12 sixpences and some shillings—on our way to the station in the cab his wife said, "Do settle it, Henry"—he said, "Shut your mouth; say nothing"—I produce a letter which I took from under his wife's dress at their lodgings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was that after the prisoner had been committed for trial?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was—I thought it my duty to go and search the boxes at the lodgings—I did it of my own accord.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-98" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHANDLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>) I know the prisoner's handwriting—I believe this letter to be his handwriting—I have seen him write (
<hi rend="italic">read:</hi>)—"My ever dearest wife, I trust you will overcome the trouble I have brought upon yourself and me. Will you forgive me? I can't think how I could have been so foolish, but will you meet me at Paddington, just outside the Royal Hotel, when I hope we shall be able to manage all things, but for God's sake don't let any one watch you or see this letter. You know if they caught me I should be ruined for life. Don't fail on Friday morning at 5 o'clock, yours faithfully." (
<hi rend="italic">no signature</hi>)—the key of the table-drawer I kept in my pocket—you could not see the drawer, it was at the further end of the room.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18640711-name-103" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-103" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener, and live at 34, Mortimer Street—in April last the prisoners took a furnished lodging at my house, and remained till June—they left on 17th June in consequence of a notice from me—this blanket, sheet, and counterpane (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are my property—I did not give them to the prisoners, nor authorize them to take them away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas Cheshire.</hi> His wife gave them to my wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Matilda Cheshire.</hi> They separated, and Mrs. White gave them to us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where is your wife now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She is away—I do not know where she is—a subpoena has been given, but she cannot be found—the prisoners were the cause of her going away from me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 300). I got these things from Mrs. Allaway in the Uxbridge-road, on Wednesday, 22nd June—before that I saw the prisoners go into the shop with them—the female took the things in—I went in after they came out, and afterwards took them into custody—they said the property was their own.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas Cheshire. Q.</hi> Did I not say the things had been given to us?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you said they were yours—that you had just married and were out of work, and were going down into the country.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thomas Cheshire. Q.</hi> Did I come into your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You came to the step of the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate.</hi> Thomas Cheshire says:—"The things were given by Mrs. White to my wife—I was present at the time." Matilda Cheshire says:—"Mrs. White brought the things to me, and gave them to me."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution:</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-108" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN FINCH</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, living at 9, Little Somerset-street, Aldgate—on the night of 2d June I missed this property (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How far was I from the things when you took me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About five yards, not further—I got another constable to hold you while I fetched the things—I searched you—I did not say, "What hive you got about you?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never saw the things before—he stopped me, and took me to the station. I never had the things in my possession. I had only just come out of doors.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his re
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 13
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SHRIMPTON, JUN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at 17, Suffolk-street, King's-cross—on the evening of 14th June I met the prisoner in North
<lb/>ampton-street—he said, "Will you go up to that baker's shop, and get me twopenny-worth of currant cake, and I will give you a penny and a penny-worth of cake?"—he gave me a half-crown—I bought the cake at Mrs. Webber's, and she gave me the change and the cake—I took them to the prisoner, and he gave me the penny—I went home immediately, and my father went with me to Edmund-street—I saw the prisoner there, and pointed him out to my father, who ran after him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">us</hi> see what I am wanting for supper; I want some bread; will you run up to the baker's shop and get some?"—I said, "Yes," and he gave me a half-crown—I went to the baker's—Mrs. Webber served me—I gave her the half-crown—she did not give me the loaf, as somebody who was in there said, "Here is another bad half-crown; a little boy has just been in with one."</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-125" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MAYOR</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the last witness—on 14th June she gave me half a crown—I took it to Mr. Shrimpton in Suffolk-street, and brought it back—this is the same—the boy Shrimpton came in while I was there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">the elder</hi>). I am the father of the first witness—on 14th June the last witness brought me half a crown, and while she was there my boy came in—I asked him some questions, and in consequence of what he told me I went with him to the parcels office of the Great Northern Railway, where he pointed out the prisoner, who saw him, and ran away—I ran after him, and caught him about fifty yards off, close to the side of a large grating—I took him to Mrs. Webber, who said, "You are a scamp for sending boys with bad money to get change"—he said that he did not do so—I said, "Here he is, Mrs. Webber"—she said, "He has just sent another," holding up a half-crown—I gave him in charge, and pointed out a half-crown close to the rating—the constable picked it up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 381). I took the prisoner, and received these two half-crowns—Mr. Shrimpton showed me another by the grating—I found on the prisoner 1
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was coming from my sister's place to see my grand
<lb/>father in Northampton-street, and when I got to the parcel office at King's-cross Smith (
<hi rend="italic">see next case</hi>) came up and said, "Halloa, Davis! where are you going?" I told him. He asked me if I was in work. I said, "Very little." He said that he was doing better than work, and living like a gentleman. He put his hand in his pocket and pulled out a handful of half-crowns. He asked me if I would take one into the baker's shop at the corner. I said, "No." He said, "You need not be frightened; do you mind sending a boy in?" He told me to call a boy and send him in, and give him a slice of cake and a penny. I did so, and Smith came over to me again, and said, "You see it is all right; they cannot hurt you." I offered him the change and he would not take it; he told me to send two separate boys in, and be sure not to send the same boy in twice, but to ask the boy whether he was the same boy that went in before. When I saw the policeman coming I was frightened and threw the half-crown down. He took me, and I told him about Smith, and that he had more bad money about him. I had not the slightest intention of doing this when I left home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi> M. J.
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was a police-inspector—I am now employed by the Mint authorities—on 18th June, about half-past 7 in the morning, I was in Caledonian-street, King's-cross, with Inspector Fyfe and other officers—I saw the prisoner come out of No. 17, with a mug in his hand—he immediately disappeared, and I crossed into No. 17 with Inspector Fyfe, and gave instructions to the officers to follow me—the prisoner had not gone back, then—I went into the kitchen, and while I was there Sergeant Cook called me—I ran up with Fyfe, and found Cook and Elliott struggling with the prisoner in the first-floor back-room—they said, "He has pat something into the bed"—Fyfe pulled the prisoner away from the bed towards the door, and Elliott commenced searching the bed clothes, taking them off one by one—a female undressed was sitting on the bed—Elliott said, "I have found this packet"—the prisoner then attempted to get away from Fyfe, and snatched it, saying, "God strike me dead, somebody must have put it there"—Elliott gave me the parcel, and the prisoner said, "I have a right to see it"—I said, "So you shall," and while Elliott was handing it across to me the prisoner attempted to snatch it, but Cook took it and handed it to me—I then showed it to the prisoner—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it contains seven half-crowns and two florins separately wrapped in paper—Elliott then took a waistcoat off the bed-rail, put his hand in one of the pockets, and handed me a small packet containing two shillings, separately wrapped in paper—Cook then took up a bag and commenced searching it on the landing in the prisoner's presence, and found this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) wrapped up, which he gave to me—when Elliott gave me the two shillings the prisoner said first, "I picked them up at Ascot Races," and afterwards he said, "At Hampton Races"—he said that the man who found the shilling in the bag must have put it there—I said, "You are rather unfortunate, Mr. Smith; very recently two men accosted you in the Waterloo-road, made you drunk, and put some counterfeit money in your pocket"—he said, "Never mind, Mr. Brannan, I got over that, but, so help me God, I know nothing of it"</p>
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<p>—I said, "Now you say that the police have put the money in your pocket"—he said, "So help me God I know nothing about that."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know a man named Kelly?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the prisoner told me about him—I did not ask the prisoner where Kelly was to be found, but he told me in Horsemonger-lane Gaol, and I went there to see him in consequence of instructions from the solicitor to the Mint—I did not say, "I do not think Kelly is doing wrong," because, on the contrary, he was doing wrong; nor did I say that there was a way of making him do wrong—I was concealed on this day in a kitchen opposite—the Magistrate did not ask Cook why he searched the bag on the landing—I was there all the time—I know Thomas, the husband of the woman who his Lordship had here for perjury, and who was acquitted—I did not say to him that if Kelly was not doing wrong it was very easy to make him do wrong.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the two shillings in the waistcoat-pocket loose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, separately wrapped up in tissue paper, as counterfeit coin usually is.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-131" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 13). I went with Mr. Brannan—I saw the prisoner enter the house, and followed him up stairs; Brannan followed me up—Brannan had gone up before me, while I remained outside—the prisoner went to the first floor back room, and immediately locked the door—I tried to unfasten it, and finding it was locked, Cook and I forced it open with a hammer—Cook called Mr. Brannan, who came up, and I entered the room, and saw the prisoner go to the bed, and put his right hand under the clothes—there was a woman in the room, who was out of bed, but she got into bed after I went in—she had gone to the fire-place and was turning some meat which was cooking at the fire—she was undressed—it was while she was in front of the fire that the prisoner put his hand under the bedclothes—Brannan and Fyfe came in, and I then pulled the bedclothes off one at a time, and found a packet containing counterfeit money, which I handed to Mr. Brannan—the prisoner was then in custody, and Fyfe pulled him away, while I searched the bed—I saw Brannan open the packet, and the prisoner said, "So help me God, some one must have put it there"—he attempted to rush towards Brannan, but was forced back—I found a waistcoat on the bedstead, and asked the prisoner if it belonged to him—he said, "Yes"—I found a small packet in the pocket containing two counterfeit shillings, wrapped separately in paper, which I gave to Mr. Brannan—the prisoner said that he picked them up or got them at Hampton Races.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you the first person in the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Cook and I went up together—the prisoner was two or three steps before us—he undid the handle of the door with his hand, went in, and locked the door directly—I tried to get in, but could not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant S,</hi> 8). I was with Elliott, and followed the prisoner into the house, No. 17, and to the first-floor back room—Elliott broke in the door—I entered this room with him, and saw the prisoner cross by the bed, with his right hand under the clothes—the woman was then standing up near the bed, but she laid down again after that—the room was very small and close, and there were three or four of us in it—I took a bag outside the room, and as the prisoner had charged Sergeant Elliott with putting the money in the bed, I told him I would search no more unless he was present—the prisoner went out with me, and I turned out the bag on the landing—it contained sundries, and some foreign coins, also this shilling, wrapped up as it is now, which I handed to Brannan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there several boxes in the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—they may have been searched when I was out of the room—Fyfe was down stairs when we broke into the room—he came up afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Here are seven counterfeit half-crowns; three of 1819, from one mould, and three of 1845, from one mould—these two florins are from one mould, and both are bad—these are two counterfeit shillings, of 1856 and 1857, which were found in the waistcoat-pocket—this shilling found in the bag is counterfeit—some are wrapped in tissue paper, and some in soft paper; the object of which is, that they shall not rub one against the other, which spoils their appearance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FYFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, G</hi>). I was present on this occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you there all the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written statement</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">declined to make use of</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">in which he charged Mr. Brannan with saying, that if Kelly was not doing wrong, there was a way of making him, and that he would give the prisoner </hi>10
<hi rend="italic">l. to let him know where Kelly lived; he also charged Sergeant Elliott with placing the counterfeit money where it was found, and declared his entire innocence of the charge.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Brannan stated that the prisoner, when tried and acquitted in April last, for a like offence, stated that bad money had been put into his pocket; that his habit was to get boys to pass bad coin, and that he encouraged Davis, the prisoner in the last case, to do so.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SHENDON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLYNN</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-138" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. On 2d July, I was in the Broad Sanctuary, with In
<lb/>spector Brannan, Fyfe, Elliott, and Shore, and saw the prisoners at the corner of Tothill-street—they stood there about seven or ten minutes, and Flynn left them, and went up Dean-street—he was absent seven or ten minutes—he returned down the same street and joined them—after a short time, they went up Victoria-street—I gave the officers directions—they ran round Princes-street, and through Storey's-gate—I was afraid to get in sight, because Flynn knew me very well; but I think they went down to the Broadway—I saw them cross the road to the second lodge in the Park, near Queen-square—when I came up, the other officers had taken the prisoners, and Inspector Brannan handed me this packet—I opened ft, and saw that it contained counterfeit coin—I said, "I have received instructions from the solicitor to the Mint to look after you, Flynn" (but I called him by his proper name, not Flynn), "as a dealer in counterfeit coin"—he said, "I have just picked them up here"—he was then inside the inclosure of the park—they were taken to the station—Flynn was searched by Brannan, and he produced from his pocket another half-crown—I have here two half-crowns and six crowns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you had a good deal of experience in Mint matters?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twenty-seven years'—I know that coins obtained from the dealers are always wrapped in paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN, JUN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, F</hi>). I was with my father and the other officers—I have heard their statement; it is correct—I was in uniform, and when I went into the inclosure, Flynn was sitting on an iron railing, and the other two were talking to him—I seized Flynn; and as I put my hand into his trousers-pocket, and before I found anything, he said, "Oh, I have just picked them up in the park"—I said, "Then there is no occasion for me to tell you what I am searching you for"—Shendon then said, "What have you got me for? I know nothing about it I have never</p>
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<p>seen them before"—I had got the packet then, but had not opened it—I did not know what it contained—I handed it to my father, who opened it—I had as much as I could do to take Flynn to the station—I then searched him further, and found loose in his coat breast-pocket a half-crown—he said, "That I have also picked up in the park"—I handed it to my father—Shendon said, "I know nothing about them"—Thompson said, "We picked them up in the park."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you hear Smith say, "I saw Flynn pick them up in the park?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did not say so in my presence—this is the first time I have heard of it—Flynn was sitting on a rail when I seized him—I was in uniform.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FYFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector</hi>). I took Smith—he was with me the whole time, and he made no remark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you not hear him say, "I saw Flynn pick them up in the park?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<persName id="t18640711-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640711-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-141" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 13). I was with Brannan, and assisted in searching Smith—he said, "I hope you will let me go. I trust you will speak to Mr. Brannan, and get me off"—he said nothing about picking them up in the park.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not Smith say, "I saw Flynn pick something up in the park?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<persName id="t18640711-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi> 11). I was with the other officers, and assisted in taking Flynn—I did not hear Flynn speak, not even when he was charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These six crowns are bad, and from the same mould—these three half-crowns are bad—they are all different.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LADWIGE MARY LAZOUSKI</hi>. I am barmaid at the Victoria refreshment-room—early in June, the prisoner came there, with three others—one of the others called for a pot of sixpenny ale, or half-and-half, which came to sixpence—he tendered a shilling—I said, "This is a bad one; and if you do not give me a better one, I shall lock you up"—he said, "Give me that one back"—I said, "Oh, no, I am sure I shall not"—he took out a good one, and said, "See that this is a good one; that is one I made myself"—I gave him sixpence change—they all four drank the liquor, and left together—I afterwards gave the bad shilling to a policeman—on 24th June, the prisoner came alone—I knew him the moment he came—he asked for a glass of pale ale, and gave me a half-crown—I said, "This is a bad half-crown"—he said, "Well, give it me back"—then I said, "Where did you get it?"—he said, "I took it in change somewhere in Westminster"—I refused to give it back—he would not pay me, and I said that I would lock him up if he did not—he then gave me twopence for the ale—I advised him to go—he refused, and I said that if he would not, I would lock him up—he dared me to do so, used very foul language, and declared that I was drunk—I said, "As you have dared me to do it, I will do it;" and one of the Brighton Railway policemen took him into Mr. Harrison's office—I gave the half-crown to Joyce, having first shown it to Inspector Harris, who gave it back to me—it was not out of my sight till I gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose from the first time of this man coming,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there are sometimes two hundred people in a day, or more—people who are not acquainted come in and talk at the bar—I had not seen the prisoner before, to my knowledge—the prisoner teased me to lock him up—he could have got away if he liked, I could not have held him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 261). I took the prisoner, and received this shilling and half-crown—I found one penny on him—he said that he had been eating and drinking all the week, and did not know where he took the half-crown, but somewhere in Westminster—he had been drinking, but knew what he was about—he gave his address, 63, Orchard-street, but it turned out to be 65.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he resist you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both had.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR ALEXANDER BURY</hi>. I live in William-street, East-lane, Wal
<lb/>worth—on 2d July I was in Billingsgate, and saw the prisoner—he told me to go and get a pint of shrimps and he would give me two pence—he gave me a half-crown, which I took to Mrs. Lane's stall—she broke it in two, and gave me the pieces back—I saw Granger there—he went with me to St. Mary-at-Hill, and I pointed the prisoner out—he saw the gentleman with me, and ran down the hill before I pointed to him—Mr. Granger took him, and he was given in custody—I gave the pieces of the half-crown to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he was about four yards from the stall—when I said to Granger, "That is the man," the prisoner could not hear me—I was as far from him as I am now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far was Mrs. Lane's stall from St. Mary-at-Hill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter of a mile—he could not see her stall—I walked back with Mr. Granger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-148" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LANE</persName> </hi>. I sell shrimps in Billingsgate—about 11 o'clock in the morning, the boy came to me for a pint of shrimps, and gave me a bad half-crown—I broke it, and gave him the pieces back, and took back the shrimps—I had received another bad half-crown within half an hour, but do not know from where—I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-149" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GRANGER</persName> </hi>. I am a fish salesman of Billingsgate—I was near Mrs. Lane's stall when Bury came, and saw her give him back the half-crown—I spoke to him, and went back with him to the top of St. Mary-at-Hill, about 150 yards right into East Cheap—he pointed out the prisoner coming up the hill, and said, "That is the man"—as soon as the prisoner saw me he turned round and went back again between a run and a walk—I followed and caught him—he said, "What are you going to give me in charge for?" I said, "You will see directly"—I gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he say that he was not the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he said that he did not know the boy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 256). I took the prisoner, and re
<lb/>ceived this half-crown, and these two pieces of another from Mrs. Lane—I found nothing on him—he said that he never saw the boy before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he tell you where he lived?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I found it correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This broken half-crown is bad, and the other is bad also, and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was in the shop at all.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am positive of you—I identified you at the police-court when I was looking for another person in a bad money case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, These coins are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">fined</hi> 50
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Justice Erle.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROWDEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> While this young man was in your employment, I believe his conduct was uniformly that of a quiet, peaceable, well dis
<lb/>posed lad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; amiable in every respect, and very willing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you observe latterly, just before this occurred, that the prisoner was in a low, melancholy state?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had not noticed it—he was a very good lad in his place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had he been in service in the same house with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two years—he had been doing his duty as under waiter there all that time, and doing it well—there was no cause to complain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Between that Sunday and the time the deceased met with her death, did not you observe a change in his manner, that he was un
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was very desponding at times—when he handed the knife to Mr. Henry, and said what he did, he appeared to be a little frantic.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640711-687-offence-1 t18640711-name-171"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—**—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640711-689-offence-1 t18640711-geo-2"/>Surrey</placeName> </hi>) from a certain post-office two post letters, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640711-689-offence-1 t18640711-name-176"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SOLICITOR-GENERAL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PATTISON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Walker.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640711-name-177" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-177" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and reside at 6, Brunswick-terrace, Folkestone—on 16th April last, I had occasion to send 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to my son, who lives in London—I wrote two letters, and enclosed in each the half of a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note of the Canterbury Bank, No. 5,456—I fastened the letters in the usual way, with adhesive envelopes—I directed one to "G. A. Major, Esq., 26, Maze-pond, Borough," and the other to "G. A. Major, Esq., Bridge Hotel, London"—I gave the two letters to my servant, Catherine Young, to post about 10 in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-178" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am servant to last witness—I remember my mistress giving me two letters to post on 16th April—I posted them at the pillar-post in the Sandgate-road at 10 o'clock in the morning—they were in the same state as I received them from my mistress.</p>
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<persName id="t18640711-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640711-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640711-name-179" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18640711-name-179" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the Folkestone post-office—a letter posted at the pillar there at 10 in the morning would be received at the office in Tontine-street at 10.50, and be despatched at 11.25 to London—I was on duty on 16th April, and despatched the bag to London in the ordinary course.</p>
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<persName id="t18640711-name-180" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HALLAM</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter in the South-eastern district-office of the Post Office in the Borough—I recollect the day-mail arriving from Folkestone on 16th April—it would arrive at our office about ten minutes before 3—the bag arrived in the usual course on that day fastened up; I opened it, and put out the letters for the stampers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640711-name-181" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-181" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of letter-carriers in the South-eastern district-office—Rixon has been employed in the Post-Office seven or eight years; the greatest portion of the time at the South-eastern office—the Mawby-road was the name of his walk—he was on duty on the afternoon of 16th April at 3 o'clock—his duty was to assist in the general sorting of the letters; it is probable that he would have sorted some of the letters from the Folkestone bag; they were placed before him, and before the whole of the sorters, with other letters—the letters for Bridge Hotel and Maze-pond would not be delivered by him, but by another letter-carrier.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rixon. Q.</hi> Had I not to make a collection of letters from the receiving-houses that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not that day; your collection did not come for two or three days after that—it was your duty to be at the office at 3 o'clock—your duty was to assist in sorting all letters placed before you—all the Folkestone letters come first to our office, those for the Sout
<lb/>heastern district being tied up separately by the postmaster at Folkestone—we retain those at our office, and the others are forwarded to the General Post Office—it would not be the duty of a man named Pollock to take the South-eastern letters—the bag is untied, and the letters put out to be stamped and sorted—it only occupies a few minutes—Pollock would check them, to see that they were all local letters, and that they contained no mis
<lb/>sorts, or letters for other districts—Pollock had the opportunity of taking those letters, and so had I, and any one in the office as well as you—both</p>
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<p>these letters are in the Borough High-street walk; and would be delivered by Whittaker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITTAKER</persName> </hi>. It was my duty at 3 o'clock on the afternoon of 16th April to deliver the letters in the district including Maze-pond and the Bridge Hotel—I cannot say whether or no such letters as these were among them—I do not recollect whether or not I delivered any letters to Mr. Major—I delivered all the letters that were put into my hand for delivery, according to their addresses—I have to open the South-eastern bag—the letters are taken out, and divided to be sorted—I do not recollect whether I assisted in the sorting that day—I do not know where Rixon was at the time the letters were being sorted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At what o'clock did you leave the post-office that day to deliver the letters?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I really do not know; I think it was near 4 o'clock—I collect at 3—I go out and deliver letters as soon as they are arranged for delivery—I arrange them for my own walk—I commenced doing so about half-past 3.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE ALWYN"/>GEORGE ALWYN MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Maze-pond, Borough—on 16th April I did not receive any letters containing the halves of a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Canter
<lb/>bury note.</p>
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<persName id="t18640711-name-184" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640711-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARBER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Rabbitts, bootmaker, of Newing
<lb/>ton-causeway, near the Elephant and Castle—on the evening of Saturday, 16th April, about twenty minutes to 5, I saw the prisoner Walker at our shop—he came in and wanted a pair of boots—I sold him a pair of clump side-spring boots—they came to 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered me a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> Canterbury note, for which I gave him change—this is the note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it appears to have been joined—I gave him a pen and asked him to give me his name and address, and he endorsed the note "J. Garwood, 107, or 197, Lupus-street"—he wore the boots away with him—I believe these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to be the boots—I packed up the old ones and gave them to him, and he took them away—these are the pair I sold him, and on the occasion I stretched the right boot, which was a little tight in the joints—I saw these boots taken off the prisoner's feet when he was in custody—they have our private mark inside—I also saw the old ones and recognised them directly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never—he was in the shop about a quarter of an hour—I next saw him at the General Post Office, St. Martin's-le-grand, about 15th June, two months afterwards, about half-past two in the day—I could not say in what part of the Post Office it was; I believe it was in the solicitor's office—I was never there before—one of the authorities came over for me; that was the first day they had the man, and I came over to recognise him—I knew I was going there to see if I could identify the man that had given me the note—I was accompanied by our managing man—there were several other persons in the room; perhaps a dozen—no one called my attention to Walker—I was asked if there was any body there who passed the note, and I pointed out Walker—I had been in the room about five or ten minutes before I was asked that question—Walker was in the room all that time, sitting down there—I had not spoken to any one during that ten minutes—there were one or two policemen there, but I did not know which were the policemen and which were not—I did speak a word to them till after I had recognised the man, nor they to me—I was with our managing man, talking to him—he thought he could recog
<lb/>nise him, and could not, and I said he was the man—he did not see so much of the man as I did; I served him—the one that he recognised more was Rixon; he thought he was the man that accompanied the other to the</p>
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<p>shop at the time he bought the boots, but he did not recognise any; he gave them the benefit of the doubt—I recognised Walker by his build and his stature, and that was the pair of boots I sold him—I remembered that he was a tall stout man, his beard was dyed at the time; it is altered now, it was a deal blacker—he had a pair of leggings on, and I noticed when I fastened them, that he had a very stout calf; it measured about sixteen inches round—I sell a great many boots, perhaps eight or nine pair a day, and sometimes seventeen or twenty—others serve besides me—when I told Walker these boots, I made a certain remark to our manager—I entertained no doubt about his respectability, or I should not have changed the note—the private mark in the boot is No. 9—I recognise the mark and the man's make—there is no No. 9 in this boot, the perspiration from the foot has disfigured it; it has been there, it is more plain in the other—I could swear to these boots from a hundred makers—the 9 is the maker's number—the object in putting a number is to distinguish different journeymen's work—we manufacture a great many boots, and we have other shops of our own that we supply which may have boots of the same number—other shops may have boots with the same number, but not that particular man's make—it is very seldom that two men make alike—a man accustomed to tie business knows the different workmen's work—I believe those boots to have been made by No. 9—I am employed as an assistant; I do not make boots, I sell them—I have been an-assistant about fifteen years—I never made any boots—I do not know the name of the man that makes No. 9—I can get it—he has made for us a long time; that is the reason I know his take so well—no doubt some of his boots have been sold at other shops—that was the only pair of that kind sold that day at our establishment—we have twelve other shops—we do not supply other shops besides our own—we do no wholesale business—I adhere to my statement that until the moment that I pointed out Walker at the Post Office, I had no conversation about him with any one in the room, except our managing man; not a word was said—I did not point him out when I went in because he had dyed his whiskers—I said, "That is the man, I am sure," and directly he stood up I recognised him, and said I could swear to him—I am prepared to swear to him positively—I swear positively that the man who bought these boots from me had a black beard—I cannot be mistaken in the beard; I can swear that the man who came to our shop and bought the boots had a black beard; I mean when I saw him at the Post Office he had a black beard; when he bought the boots he had a light beard—I call his beard now a light beard, lighter than it was at the time he came to our place; I mean lighter than when I saw him at the Post Office, and his hair also is much lighter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SOLICITOR-GENERAL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As I understand you, you looked at him amongst several other persons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; for the first five minutes I had a difficulty in recognising him, because his beard and hair were dyed, but soon afterwards I recognised him, and he had the boots on his feet at the time—I know the boots by the make, independent of the numbe