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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, September 19th, 1864, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-1" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILLERY PIGOTT</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM SHEE</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SIDNEY</hi>, Esq., M. P.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt;
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the City of London;
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS GABRIEL</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ABBISS</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS DAKIN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
<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. ELEVENTH 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, September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640919-834-offence-1 t18640919-name-4"/>Ellen Pinkerton</persName>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-5" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN PINKERTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Pinkerton—the prisoner was at one time in my service, managing my business—my husband received some imprisonment during that time—the prisoner has from time to time asked me for money, and frequently annoyed me—I did not give it him—he was paid for his services while managing my business—he has made use of threats on many occasions—on 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> August, I had been collecting rents as usual, and as I was coming down Cow-cross-street I saw the prisoner—he spoke to me—I asked how he was getting on—he said he was doing very badly; he had no work, and he asked me for money—I said No, I should give him none; I had to work hard, and he must do the same—he said, "I will knock the front of your b——skull in"—I was trying to escape from him, but before I could do so, he came on my left hand side and struck me with a brick on the bead—he struck me several times before any assistance came—I became insensible—I was taken to the hospital, and continued a week an out patient.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How many years have you known me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About four
<lb/>teen or fifteen years—my husband was tried here about eight years ago—I afterwards put you in a shop to manage it—I bought everything—I did not pay the rent; you did—it was next door to mine—I had nothing to do with it after you got possession of it; you took good care of that, to do me out of the money I had laid out on it—after my husband came out of prison he accused me of being too intimate with you, from your assertion; the people in the neighbourhood did not tell him so—you wrote a letter to me attempting to extort money—I did not think it worth while to vindicate myself from the charges you brought against me—I had business dealings with Mr. Coward, of Guildhall-chambers, and you sent him an anonymous letter containing the same charges—I took no proceedings to vindicate my
<lb/>self—I can't remember what the charges were; it might have been the crime of abortion—I never wrote any letters to you, or appointed to meet you—you have occasionally met me, and have many times tried to extort</p>
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<p>money from me—I did not show my husband two receipts for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each that I received from a medical man in 1853—I never received any.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any truth in the insinuation that you procured abortion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly not; or in the assertion that I ever had criminal intercourse with the prisoner—I never heard anything of it till he was out of the business—he has ceased to manage that business for seven years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MARRIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital—the prosecutrix was brought there on the evening of 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> August—she had a small scalp wound just above the forehead; just below it was a severe bruise, with considerable extravasation of blood underneath the skin, like-wise a black eye—she remained an out-patient till Saturday, 27th, when I found her much worse—she had symptoms of inflammation of the mem
<lb/>branes of the brain coming on—she remained an in-patient for a week; she then got much better, and was discharged, and again became an out-patient—she is much better, but still remains in a very weak state—the inflam
<lb/>mation was caused by the wounds—they were such wounds as might have been inflicted with a brick-bat, or some blunt instrument—the wounds them-selves were not severe—if remedies had not been promptly applied the inflammation might have been fatal—the wounds were slight, and nearly healed when the inflammation set in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you apprehend any danger at first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; not till five days after—the inflammation would not be caused by excitement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WADE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 28
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I took the prisoner—I told him the nature of the charge—he said he would do it again; he would do for her; he did not care if he got six years for it; he should have satisfaction—I saw the prosecutrix before she was taken to the hospital—she was bleeding very much from the head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Who gave me into your custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two young women had got hold of you by the collar—I received the brick from a witness named Rickman, who is absent—the prosecutrix appeared stupified—she came to the station and charged you—she did not hesitate about it—I don't remember her saying she would be too clever for you in the end.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that the prosecutrix was desirous of getting him out of the way; that he only struck her with a small piece of brick, not the large piece produced.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<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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<interp inst="t18640919-name-10" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN NEALAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Nealan, a labouring man—on 30th August, about 6 in the evening, I was walking along Swan-place, Mile-end, with my baby; I was speaking to a neighbour of mine, a Mrs. Tap
<lb/>pendon, who made some remark about my little boy's boots, and the prisoner came up and said if I was talking to her instead of Mrs. Tappendon, she would job a knife in my eye—she then struck me twice with something—I did not know it was a knife till I had the second blow—she struck me twice over the eye—when I received the second blow I put my baby down, and said, "It is a knife"—I did not see anything in her hand at the time; the blood came into my eyes, and mouth, and nose—I saw no one at that time—I do not remember any more after that—I became insensible—I forgive her for what she has done—I have got well—I have never been in prison, and I don't want any one to be in prison through me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you live in the same house as the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Next door—I never had any quarrel with her—I have sometimes had words with the neighbours on account of my children—I had no words with any
<lb/>body on 28th August; I am quite sure of that—I know a Mrs. Brown, who lives at 11, Swan-place—I never had any words with her at all—I some
<lb/>times take a little drink, but not to annoy any person—I have a pint of beer every night for my supper—I was not drunk on Sunday, the 26th—I was not challenging every body in the court to fight—that I will swear—I was not drunk on the day I was struck—I go out washing on Wednesdays and Thursdays—I am a laundress—I had been in the White Swan public-house—it might have been twenty minutes before I was struck—I had a pot of porter there with Mrs. Leak, and her son, and Milledge—I had a drink out of that; nothing else—the prisoner came up to me while I was talking—I never moved—she was not sitting at her own door—I never saw her till she came up to me, and said if I was talking to her instead of Mrs. Tappendon, she would job the b——knife in my eye—when I received the second blow, I put my baby down and said, "She has struck me with a knife"—I did not after that go and break open a person named Jameson's door—I believe I was taken to the station-house on a stretcher—I walked back from the station, and the neighbours put me in bed, and bathed my head with vinegar and water—they were not dreadful wounds; they were very slight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever had any quarrel with this woman before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never had an angry word with her before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-11" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BRAY</persName> </hi>. I live in Silver-street, Stepney—on the night of this assault my husband and I were going for a walk down the Mile-end-road, and we were turning over towards this place—I heard high words—we stopped, and I saw the prisoner strike the last witness with a knife—I could not say bow many times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far were you off?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the top of the court, dose to the court—I saw a hand with a knife in it going from the door, and the woman stood by the door—one was inside the house, and the other was outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 78). I was called to Swan-place about 6, on 30th August—I saw the prosecutrix lying at the end of the court—her face was covered with blood—I afterwards took the prisoner into custody—I told her she would be charged with stabbing the prosecutrix in the face with the knife—I picked the knife up off the table, and she said, "That is the one I did it with."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is the distance from the top of the court to this door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From ten to fifteen yards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She had been drinking—the prosecutrix was not drunk, but she had had something to drink—we were obliged to carry her to the station on a stretcher—I behave she had had a little drop to drink—the prisoner was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-13" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HORTON</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—the prosecutrix was brought to my surgery on 30th August—she was suffering from three slight incised wounds; one over the left eye, one across the nose, and one on the left cheek; such wounds could be inflicted by such a knife as this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—she lost a very little blood—they were not dangerous wounds; of course if the knife had struck the eye, it would have been different—the blow was across the eye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Might those wounds have been inflicted by a person</p>
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<p>going against a knife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was a cut, a clean cut—I think the prosecutrix had been drinking—she smelt of beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before live Magistrate;</hi> "I did not stab her at all—I only hit her; I should not have done it at all, but I was having my tea, and my knife was in my hand, and I did it in a passion; I struck her with it then, I know, but I did not stab her."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-16" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ROBERTSON</persName> </hi>. I am a sail-maker, living in Orchard-street, Broad-street—on the night of 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> August, between 12 and 1, I was in Cheap
<lb/>side—I met the prisoner, she asked me to treat her, and I went with her to where she said there was a public-house—as we were going, she pushed against me—I heard something go
<hi rend="italic">click;</hi> put my hand to my waistcoat-pocket, and found my watch was gone—I called out for a policeman—a man came up, and said he would hold the prisoner while I went for a policeman—he saw a policeman's lantern coming, and he ran away, and the woman put the watch back into my hand—this is it (
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<lb/>duced</hi>)—it has my initials on the back of it—the bow is broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not promise me half a crown, and would not pay me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, nothing of the kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DIXON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 416). I heard a cry of "Police!" and went up to where the last witness and the prisoner were—he gave the prisoner into custody, and gave me this watch—I found the bow broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I met the prosecutor, and he asked me to go down this turning, and he would give me half a crown; he went away without paying me, and then he said he would give me his watch, and I took it to pledge it for the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been before convicted of felony at the Mansion House, on</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">d June</hi>, 1863
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of zinc</hi>, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Five Year's Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN NICHOLLS</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character, and was recommended mercy by the prosecutor, believing him to be the dupe of Caplin.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen. Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640919-843-offence-1 t18640919-name-31"/>Charles Newby</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Month.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640919-846-offence-1 t18640919-geo-1"/>St. Mary, Stratford</placeName>, and stealing 2 bottles of wine, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640919-846-offence-1 t18640919-name-37"/>George Sorrell</persName>, and others, after a previous conviction.**—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18640919-846-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-847-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MILLER. ELIZABETH WEBB</hi>. I am the daughter-in-law of James Webb, who keeps the Golden Lion at Edmonton—on 27th August, between 5 and 6 o'clock, the prisoners came in, and Johnson asked for half a quartern of gin—it came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—one of them put down a half-crown; I put down the change, four sixpences and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, which Johnson took up—I had looked in the till a very few minutes previously, and there was nothing there larger than sixpences—I subsequently discovered that the half-crown was bad, and handed it to my father.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How soon did you give it to your father?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three minutes afterwards—no one-else had been served then; but my father had probably been serving before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson. Q.</hi> There were six of us; do you swear that I came in with the woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-40" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WEBB</persName> </hi>. I keep the Golden Lion, Edmonton—on 27th August, my daughter-in-law handed me a bad half-crown—I kept it in my hand and went out after the prisoners—I followed six persons who were together, and then gave the half-crown to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did your daughter-in-law put the half-crown into the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think she brought it straight to me; but I was having my tea, and did not take notice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-41" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN PRENTICE</persName> </hi>. I keep a greengrocer's shop at Edmonton—on 27th August, about 3 o'clock, Miller came, and asked for a bottle of soda-water; I said that I had none, but had some lemonade, and she had a bottle, which came to threepence—she gave me a florin, and I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the florin into a cup, where there was no other—I afterwards found it was bad, and gave it to Mr. Aylin, who gave it to the police—while Miller was there, Johnson came in, and said, "What have you been doing?"—she said, "They say I gave this lady a bad two-shilling piece"—they were both given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did she pay for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Before she drank the lemonade, and I took the florin up while she was drinking it—I thought it was good—she remained in the shop I daresay five minutes—she sat there some time after I gave her the change—I had no other florin in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson.</hi> I asked her what she had got. She said, "A half-crown and a shilling." I said, "You can pay it out of that;" but the policeman would not allow it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-42" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN AYLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of Edmonton—on 27th August, I</p>
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<p>watched the prisoners to the Cock, where they had a pint of half-and-half, and paid with four half-pence—Miller then went to Mrs. Prentice's, and Johnson waited outside—as soon as Miller came out, I went in, and Mrs. Prentice gave me a bad florin, which I gave to the policeman—I fetched Miller back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see five or six people about there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there were six of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson. Q.</hi> Was I by myself, or were the others with me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You were sauntering by yourself; the others walked on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 260). Aylin handed me this florin, and I gave it to the acting sergeant—I took Miller at Mrs. Prentice's—Johnson then came to the door, and asked if there was a young woman there—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Holloa, what are you up to?"—she said, "They say I have been giving that lady a bad two-shilling piece"—he said, "You have got a good half-crown in your hand, you can give her that"—I took them both in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, N</hi> 442). On Saturday, 27th. August, I was on duty at Edmonton station—Wilson handed me this florin, and Webb this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi> I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these coins are both bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-847-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—**†
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<interp inst="t18640919-847-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COOPER</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-47" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was formerly police-inspector of the G division—I am now employed by the Mint, and hold an appointment under the Home Office—on 6th August, I went to Cromer-street, Gray's-inn-road, with Inspector Young, and watched No. 83 with him—he was in one place and I was in another—I saw the prisoner come out about 6, and pointed him out to Young, who was in uniform—we both seized him, and I said, "
<hi rend="italic">Charley</hi>, you are suspected of having counterfeit coin in your possession; what have you about you?"—he said, "Nothing"—Young put his hand in the prisoner's pocket and took out a parcel, which he handed to me—it was partly in two parcels; a little one wrapped in a large one—I saw the coin—Young handed It to me, and I showed it to the prisoner, and said that it was bad—he made no reply—he said that he had no fixed home—I said, "Yes, you have; you live at 83, in this street; I have had you under observation some time"—the packet contained six crowns, a half-crown and a florin—I took him to No. 83—Young searched the first floor in my presence, but nothing was found—I took him to the station, and charged him with having the coins with intent to circulate them—he said, "How can you tell what is at the bottom of my heart? you do not know whether I knew they were counterfeit or not. You would transport me if you could; you tried your hardest last Session."—I said, "Never mind, we will not discuss that matter now"—I do not know Charley Wyatt—I was not with him in a shoemaker's shop before I took the prisoner—I was there with Inspector Young, and have the shoemaker here to prove it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I understand that you gave evidence against the prisoner last Session, and that he was acquitted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—when I found</p>
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<p>nothing in the room I did not say, "This is heart-breaking"—I said that it was heart-rending for his parents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-48" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD YOUNG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, L</hi>). On the evening of 16th August, I accompanied Brannan to 83, Cromer-street—I saw the prisoner come out—Brannan pointed him out to me, and we went over together and seized him—I took from his trousers-pocket these packets, and handed them to Brannan—one was partly broken, and I saw the edges of coins—I heard Brannan say that it was heart-breaking to see him in that deplorable state, as he knew his relations—I found nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you find a good half-crown in the paper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Here is a bad florin, a bad half-crown, and six bad crowns, five of which are from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-50" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WEYBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I lived at 83, Cromer-street, but have removed—I am single, and have lived with the prisoner—on 16th August, before he went out, a young man named Charles, who had been in the habit of coming backwards and forwards to our place, gave him a parcel wrapped in a news-paper—I could not see what was in it—he said, "Hold them for me for a few minutes," or words to that effect—he went out first and the prisoner followed him, and soon afterwards the policemen came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is
<hi rend="italic">Charley</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A fishmonger, I believe—I do not know whether his name is Wyatt—I never went to his house—the prisoner is a shoemaker, and works at home—he has mended children's boots for a friend of mine at 38, Upper Rosoman-street, where I now live.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what time in the day did you see Charles?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter to 6—I cannot say to a minute, as there was no clock in the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD YOUNG</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were you watching?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> An hour and half—I did not see a man named
<hi rend="italic">Charley</hi> go in, but I was at a different place to Brannan; I joined him afterwards—I could see the door for about ten minutes before the prisoner left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES BRANNAN</hi>. Could you see the door of No. 83 the whole time you were watching?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw people go in, as the back parlour is a chandler's shop; but no one connected with the prisoner, as far as I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-848-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **—
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I took it to my mother, who bit it, and put it on the counter—my father took it up, and spoke to the prisoner—the gin was in a bottle, and I took it off the counter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 10th August, I received this counterfeit half-crown (
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-56" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—three or four months ago the prisoner came for one pennyworth of cuttings, and gave me a shilling—I gave him elevenpence change—after he left, I found it was bad—my sister put it in the fire, and I saw it melt away—about three weeks afterwards, he came again for the same, and gave me a bad florin—I gave it him back—he said that he would go and change it, and did not return—on 27th August, I saw him again—he gave a shilling to my mother, who gave it to me—I told him it was the third time that he had come there—he said that it was false.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 145). I took the prisoner—he said that a woman gave him the shilling at the corner of the street—I looked, but there was no one there—I produce the shilling and half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-849-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MARIA LINSELL</hi>. My brother, Mr. Luddington, is a hosier, of Southampton-row—on 27th August, the prisoner came in for a collar, which came to nine-pence—she gave me a florin—my brother cut a piece out of it, and gave it back to her—she put it in her basket, and gave me the collar back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never entered the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am confident of you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-60" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LUDDINGTON</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner at my counter—I cut this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and gave it back to her—she put it into her basket—I saw a pair of gloves there, and should say that this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them—she said she received the florin from her husband, and did not know it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was near your shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin—I gave her the change, and she left—I put it in my purse, where there was no other florin—next morning, I tendered it at Mr. Glades', in New Oxford-street, and it was returned to me as bad—I gave it to policeman E 115—the prisoner came again on 27th August for some ribbon, and offered me another florin for some ribbon—I said, "This is bad, and you have been here before. I shall not let you go till I have a policeman"—she said that she was a respectable woman; that her name was Stedge, and she lived in Great Ormond-yard—I let her go, and put the florin on the table—soon after she went out, Mrs. Carpenter came in, took it up, and went out—I went out and saw her talking to a waterman and the prisoner—I gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-62" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT BROCK</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents in Great Marlborough-street—on 26th July the witness came to Glades' in New Oxford-street, where I act</p>
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<p>as assistant, and gave me a florin in payment of an account—I passed it to the cashier, who returned it as bad, and I gave it to Miss Crossdale.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-63" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BARRIFF</persName> </hi>. I was cashier to Mr. Glades in July—on 26th July the last witness brought me a florin with some silver to settle an account—there was only one florin, which was bad—I returned it to Miss Brock.</p>
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<lb/>wards found in my shop tightly rolled up—a florin rolled out of it,
<hi rend="italic">which</hi> I marked, and gave to the policeman—a piece was cut out of the edge of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I gave no name; I merely gave a reference.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-65" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BOULTON</persName> </hi>. I am a waterman at Bury-place stand, Bloomsbury—on 27th August, Mrs. Carpenter came to me, and I watched a coffee-shop, and saw the prisoner come out—she was given in custody, and taken to the station—I marked the florin—this is it.</p>
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<persName id="t18640919-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640919-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-66" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE REILLEV</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 115). On Saturday evening, 27th August, Boulton brought the prisoner to the station—I received these two florins, and have kept them ever since—I also received this counterfeit coin from Miss Crossdale—I found this glove in the prisoner's basket, but afterwards gave it to her—it is similar to this other—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in her basket—she gave her name, Caroline Mills, 9, Robertson-street, New-out, Lambeth.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRY PALMER</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-70" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA KENNETT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Hoop and Grapes, Broadway, Westmin
<lb/>ster—on 29th August the prisoners came from the tap-room to the parlour—Hefferen asked for two biscuits, and gave me a shilling—I told him it was bad—he said he had received it in change at another house, and gave me twopence—I returned him the shilling, and they returned to the tap-room—I then returned to the till, and found another bad shilling and two six
<lb/>pences—there was no other shilling—I kept the bad shilling in my hand, went out after the prisoners, and saw them in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had they been served before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in the tap-room, but I was not present to see who paid—I did not see Bates give Hefferen the shilling to pay for the biscuits—they went back to the tap-room, but did not stay to drink their beer, which was in the tap-room—I could see the tap-room from the bar—I do not know why they went back there—Hefferen did not appear excited by drink—he took back the shilling—he said, "
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-71" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT KENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness—on 29th August the prisoners came, and Bates asked for a pot of beer—he gave me a shilling,</p>
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<p>I put it in the till where there was no other shilling, and gave him the change—I went into the parlour, leaving them in the bar a quarter of an hour—after that I spoke to my mother, and saw her go to the till, and take out a bad shilling—I went out, found the prisoners in York-street, and gave them in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY DREDGE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Three Tuns, Broadway—on 29th August the prisoners came about quarter to 1 o'clock—Bates asked for a pot of beer, and gave my wife a half-crown—she broke it in two in the tester, and gave it to me—I told Bates it was bad, and he used disgusting language to me—they offered to pay for the beer in good money, but I would not let them, and gave them in charge with the half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did Hefferen say anything about the beer or the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—Bates said that he did not know the half-crown was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640919-name-73" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-73" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM SANDFORD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Blue Anchor, York-street—on 29th August, about quarter to 1 o'clock, Bates came and called for a pot of porter—he cave me a shilling—I tried it, and told him it was bad—he said that he had just received it in change—they paid with a good sixpence, and left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640919-name-74" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-74" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS TEHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 70). I watched the prisoners in York-street, Westminster—they were in deep conversation—I took them with the assistance of another constable to Black Horse-yard, searched them, and found on Bates thirty-eight shillings and three sixpences in good money, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—nothing was found on Hefferen—I received these two bad shillings from Kennett and Dredge—these two bad shillings were found in Mrs. Kennett's till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did Hefferen tell you that Bates was a stranger to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was rather excited, but appeared sober—they were going towards a pawn-shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYSON</persName> </hi>. I took Hefferen—he said that Bates was a stranger whom he met in the streets, and took him to have some beer—I found nothing on him—he said that he was at work till quarter-past eight at some houses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are there some buildings close by?
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Yes; he was in his working dress.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hefferen's statement before the Magistrate was that Bates took him to have the beer, and paid for it, and that he was going to sell his Jacket to treat Bates., when they were taken in custody.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Hefferen received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HEFFEREN</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITER</hi>. *†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-852-18640919 t18640919-852-punishment-21"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-81" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARPER</persName> </hi>. I am a commission-agent in the Champs Elysees, Paris—on 5th August I enclosed six bills of Exchange in a letter directed, "C. Turbitt, Esq., 10, Ely-place, Holborn, London, care of Messrs. Lewis and Lewis"—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it contains the bills and the letter of advice—I gave it to Belanger, my servant, to post.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BELANGER</hi>. I am a servant to Mr. George Harper—on 5th August he gave me a letter to post—I posted it at half-past 4.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am a letter-carrier in the service of the Post-office—I delivered letters in Ely-place on 6th August—I don't remember seeing this letter—if I had had it I should have delivered it; I delivered what I had.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-83" type="given" value="GEORGE COLEMAN HAMILTON"/>GEORGE COLEMAN HAMILTON LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I have an office with my brother at 10, Ely-place—I did not receive this letter on the 10th—it is intended for our care—the gentleman to whom it is directed was a client of ours, and had been for many years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the chief clerks at the Post-office—the prisoner was one of the letter-carriers there—he was on duty on 6th August—letters sent from Paris on the afternoon of the 5th would arrive at the General Post-office about half-past 6 the following morning—they would be sorted about 7, or just before 7—about 5 o'clock that afternoon I had occa
<lb/>sion to speak to the prisoner on another matter, and I asked him if he had anything at home belonging to the Office—he replied, "No, nothing that I know of"—I sent Smee and Rumbold, the officers, to search—they brought back this letter; it was in the same state as now with these documents in it, and the envelope open at the end—I said to the prisoner, "That letter has been found at your house by the police-officers, how do you account for that?"—he replied, "Oh yes; it was given to me by a labouring man, who said he picked it up in Wilson-street; he looked like a bricklayer's labourer"—I said "When?"—he replied, "About twenty minutes past 10"—I said, "It is open"—he said, "It is just in the very same state that I received it"—he was asked whether he took the name and address of the man—he said, "No, 1 did not; I am sorry that I did not, for I thought I might get into some trouble about it"—the letter bears the London post-mark of the 6th, and the Paris post-mark of the 5th—the prisoner's district is Wilson-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-85" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUMBOLD</persName> </hi>. I am a police-officer attached to the Post-office—in consequence of instructions, I watched the sorting of letters by the prisoner and Panton on the morning of 6th August—they began about ten minutes before 9—the sorting-table is a long table with separate places for each sorter—after they had been sorting about five minutes, Panton left the table, leaving the prisoner there—the prisoner's back was then to the table—as soon as Panton was gone, he turned round, and took two or three letters from Panton's table, and took them to his own seat—I saw him go out of the office on his delivery about 10 o'clock—in consequence of instructions that afternoon, I went to the prisoner's house, 61, Cumberland-street, Hackney-road, soon after 5 o'clock—I searched the back-room, a bed-room—the prisoner's wife was present—I got up on a chair, and looked on the top of a cupboard, where there were two hat-boxes and a bonnet-box, and underneath the hat-box I found this letter concealed—it was in the same state it is now, open at the end—I took it back to Mr. Gardner, and heard the conversation he has related.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Suppose a letter-carrier finds in the parcel of letters before him one or more letters not belonging to his delivery, what would he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe he would sort it to its proper place; but the in
<lb/>spector can tell you the prisoner's duties better than I can—the seal of the letter has not been broken; the contents were not taken out—hot water or something must have been applied to open the end.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many were there sorting at this time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only the prisoner and Panton; they were side by side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-86" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GOODWIN</persName> </hi>. I was assistant-inspector of letter-carriers on 6th August last—when the French mail comes in, about half-past 6 in the morning, it would be opened about 7; there would be two sortings—this particular letter would be left till 9 o'clock to be sorted, to go out at 10 for delivery—the letters would be left from half-past 8 on a table opposite my desk in the letter-carriers' office, under my own supervision—the letters are placed on two or three seats for the letter-carriers—there were only two that morning, Panton and the prisoner; they commenced sorting about ten minutes past 9—the prisoner had no right to remove any letters from Panton's table—the table where the prisoner was sorting is not the table the constable alludes to when, he speaks of seeing him remove the letters to his seat; that is where be arranges his own letters for delivery—no letter-carrier sorts his own letters—the City is divided into four sections; A, B, C, and D—these letters were on the table in the A section—there had been a previous sorting in the Inland-office, commencing soon after 7—most of the Paris letters were sent out for delivery at 8·30—these letters were placed in the A section to be sorted into walks, and they are collected by a man who takes them to the seats in the A section, where the letter-carriers arrange their letters—the prisoner and Panton were sorting letters for the A section, but they deliver in B section, in a different part of the City alto
<lb/>gether—a letter for Ely-place would, in the ordinary course, be among the letters which Panton and the prisoner were sorting—the prisoner would have no right to take from Panton two or three letters, and take them to his own seat; it would be entirely contrary to the regulations—Wilson-street, Finsbury, is in the prisoner's district, Ely-place is not—if he received a letter for Ely-place from any one who had picked it up, it would be his duty to bring it back to the Post-office; it would not be contrary to the regulations to take it borne if he was going home, especially, if, as he said, the letter was open, but it would be his duty to give it up the first time he came to the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Supposing Panton bad in his bundle two or three letters that belonged to the prisoner's district?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In that case they should be placed up in the B section; there was no sorting going on then for B section.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-87" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID PANTON</persName> </hi>. I am a letter-carrier and sorter—on 6th August, about 9 o'clock, I was employed in sorting in section A; the prisoner was employed at the next seat to me—I left in the middle of the sorting, and went to sign for my money—I don't remember whether I had at that time collected any letters for the other sections; I don't think I had—I was sorting the French letters for the 10 o'clock delivery—the prisoner and I went out on our walks about 10.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-88" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN PINK</persName> </hi>. I live at 61, Cumberland-street, Hackney-road—the prisoner and his wife lodged with me; they occupied the front and back room—they were there on 6th August.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-89" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GOODWIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">reexamined</hi>). The prisoner would go out on his deli
<lb/>very about 10 o'clock; he would come bank to the Post-office at 2—he had also undertaken a 4 o'clock duty on that day—it was at 5 that the conver
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 466). On the evening of 24th Au
<lb/>gust I was on duty in Cheapside, and saw the prisoner coming along with these two parcels (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—in consequence of something that was said to me by some one, I went to him and asked where he got them from—he said of a man at the corner of a street—I said, "At the corner of what street?"—he said he did not know exactly what street it was—I asked where he was going to carry them to—he said he did not know—I then took him into custody—on searching him at the station, I found a lot of these scarf-rings upon him; he said he got his living by selling them—he gave me an address, 37, Workman-street, Charlotte-street, Whitechapel—there is no such street in the neighbourhood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-92" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SHEPPARD</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Messrs. Ryland and Son's, of Wood-street—on the evening of 24th August I was standing in Milk-street—I saw some man in the street, and a minute or two after that a man passed me in Milk-street with two parcels on his head; I don't know who that man was—he went into Cheapside, and one of the parcels fell from his head—I thought there was something wrong, and I called the policeman's attention to him—the policeman crossed over, and then I left—he went up to the crowd which was then round the man—I don't know who the man was—I did not wait to see.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Am I the man that you saw pass you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could not swear to you—all I can say is that I saw a man with two parcels on his head.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the man you pointed out to the policeman the man who was bringing the parcels from Milk-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-93" type="given" value="JACOB ISRAEL"/>JACOB ISRAEL DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am agent to Messrs. Edmund Bell, and another, of Bradford and No. 6, Milk-street—these goods are their property; they only came in an hour or an hour and a half—I missed them, and went out, and met the policeman with the prisoner in Bow-lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me about your place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I saw a woman who came into the warehouse to sell pens, and I saw some one go out behind her, but I could not tell who.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was stopped by a gentleman, and he asked me to carry those parcels. I was selling rings. He did not say where I was to carry the parcels. He was walking with me. The policeman stopped me and asked me where I was going with that I said I was employed to carry it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> on
<hi rend="italic">second Count</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted of felony at this Court on</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th May</hi>, 1851,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-94" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Tims</persName>; to which he</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Williams.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640919-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-99" type="surname" value="AIRY"/>
<interp inst="t18640919-name-99" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT AIRY</persName> </hi>. I am a schoolmaster, and live at 27, Herries-street, Her
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<p>and pushed me towards the parapet of the bridge—from their appearance I judged something was wrong—I felt a tug at my watch; I looked down and saw one of the prisoner's hands leave my pocket; I could not swear I which—as soon as that happened they left me—my watchguard was hanging I down, and my watch was gone—I turned round and seized Williams, and said, "I want you; you have taken my watch"—he said, "It was not me, sir"—I held him tight, and gave him into custody; he was one of the three I that surrounded me—I can swear to him by his hare-lip, and also to the I other two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there anything going on there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A steamer I was coming in, and a crowd of persons were looking over the bridge at it—when I seized Williams the other two had gone about three yards behind, towards the Borough.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovan. Q.</hi> Did you see me with the watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know who I got the watch—I distinctly saw a hand—Williams was on my left side, you were on my right, and Homes was in front.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES LEIGH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and live at 7, Alfred-place, Brunswick-street, Dover-road—on 26th August, shortly after 6, I was passing over London-bridge—I saw the prisoners—there was a steamer coming in, and a great number of persons were looking over the parapet to see it—I saw the prosecutor trying to move along, and the three prisoners around I him, pushing him about—I then saw a hand drawn from his pocket; I be
<lb/>lieve it was Homes's—I saw one of them pass the watch on to Donovan—I Homes tried to get away—I laid hold of him by the shoulder—he said, I "What do you want with me"—I said, "Come with me and I will tell you"—he tried to struggle, but there were two ladies and gentlemen behind him, and I kept him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-101" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CURTIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 543). On Monday, 26th August, about 6 o'clock, I was on duty on London-bridge in plain clothes—I saw the three prisoners standing together, and the prosecutor standing in the middle of the footway, looking over the bridge—they surrounded him—he tried to get past, but they pushed him towards the parapet—he turned round and col
<lb/>lared Williams; at the same time I saw Leigh collar Homes—I then saw Homes pass something to Donovan, who ran away over the bridge towards the Borough—I followed him—when he got nearly to the other side of the bridge he threw something over the bridge—he then turned round to me and said, "What do you want me for?"—I took hold of him, and said, "Come back with me and I will tell you"—he said, "You have not got me
<hi rend="italic">to rights</hi> now."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There was a crowd, was there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a crowd; there was a few more than the ordinary passengers—a good many were leaning over the parapet to see the steamer coming in—there was no need for any pushing; there was plenty of room on the footway.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-855-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovan</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a further charge of having been previously convicted in August</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DONOVAN</hi>. **—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>. *—
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I got that 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—I don't remember whether I took out the bag or not, or whether the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. came out of it in my pocket—the bag was not fastened—I suppose I pulled it out, but I acknowledge I was intoxicated—when I went out of the public-house I went towards home—I don't recollect what happened to me; the first thing I recollect was finding myself in the street near my own door—my father-in-law was with me—I was taken to King David-lane station, and there saw the three prisoners—I examined my pockets; there was no bag in my left pocket, or
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where had you been to that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Taking a walk with my brother-in-law, who I had not seen—I had had a little to drink—I was drunk—I believe all my money was in my pocket when I counted it in Old Gravel-lane, but I would not say positively—I can't say why I put 12
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the bag; we do many things when we are in liquor that we don't do when sober—I am confident I did put 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the bag; it was a half-sovereign, two shillings, and sixpence—I know I had 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I left home, and I know I spent sixpence for a quartern of rum opposite the London-dock—my brother-in-law and the gentleman with him paid for the rest of what was had—they are sailors, and have gone to sea—I went out about 7, and was drinking off and on till 12—it was about half an hour after I had parted with my brother-in-law that I counted my money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where had you been?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At work up to half-past 11—my wife came to the King and Queen after me—I had been there about a quarter of an hour—I went out of the house with the prosecutor—we had not left three or four minutes when the prisoners followed us—in was in Chapman-street that Duggan knocked the prosecutor down, at the corner of Albion-court—it was very dark—I was not more than two yards from the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> We have heard that this took place in a dark passage?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a lamp on the opposite side—I was close to the prosecutor when he was knocked down—my husband stood by the side of him—I did not go on the other side of the way at all—I am quite sure it was Duggan that knocked him down—I firmly believe him to be the ringleader—I an sure that the man who struck him rifled his pockets—I saw one hand in his pocket as he supported him with the other—I did not see any money, but I heard it jink—I did not call out, because of the threats—I was that frightened I have not been well since—this happened about three minutes after we had left the public-house—there were houses near—it was a very violent blow that knocked him down—he fell as if stunned—it was only one blow—they ran away—I can't say how fast—my husband went after them—they were about twenty-five minutes or half an hour in the public-house—my husband drank out of the pot of beer—I did not have any.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Two, and 3
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where were the three prisoners when you first saw them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Upper Chapman-street, walking in the direction of Cannon-street, about 100 yards from where Spellman spoke to me—I and Spellman walked after them, and overtook them—they said they had not robbed any one—they went quietly to the station—another constable followed behind.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you raise your arm when you saw the knife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not raise it against the knife—he made a blow at me—he said, "I will not go out of here," and he struck me with the knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-113" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Farmer's-folly—on 10th September, about half-past 2, the prisoner went into the house with me; the last witness was there then—the prisoner asked me if I was engaged—I said, "No," and he followed me into the kitchen—I asked him if he had any money—he said, "No"—I then said, "You must go out if you have not got any money; I am not going to sleep with you"—he refused to go, and I called Lizzie, and she asked him to go out—he said he would not go, and then he followed her and struck her with a knife—I did not see him strike her the first time—I heard her cry out, "He has stabbed me," and he said, "Yes, I have, and I will do it again"—he was going to strike her again, and he caught me in the arm with the point of the knife.</p>
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<p>thumb—he did not say anything—I fetched a constable—this is the knife (
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I have nothing to say against the officer except one thing, that I said they thought to rob me, because Williams had robbed me before this in her house. I had 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi> or 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my trousers pocket, and the knife in the same pocket; I just went to get a light to my pipe; she saw I was a little the worse for liquor; she gave me permission to get a light; whilst I was walking into the second room I was getting my pipe out, and the money rattled, and as I was getting a light she put her hand into the pocket where the money was, and pulled it all out; she pulled the knife out at the same time; I made a struggle to get my property, and in the struggle the knife got open and cut my thumb, and that must have been the way those women got cut; this man Reed came to their assistance directly, and whilst we were struggling together, Harden took it up and struck me on the eye; Reed was struggling to get the knife, and I thought it best to give it to him; I never asked Sarah Williams to stay with me, because I have a wife and family at Hartlepool."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 20
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-118" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at Mr. Pritchard's refreshment house, 83, Long-acre—on 9th September, the prisoner came for a basin of soup, which came to twopence; he put down a shilling, and I gave him tenpence change—about two minutes afterwards another customer came, to whom I gave the shilling from my pocket, and found it was bad; there were only two six
<lb/>pences and that shilling in my pocket—next day the prisoner came again for a basin of soup and put down a shilling—I tried it with my teeth and found it was bad—I saw that he was the same man, and said, "This in a bad shilling, and you passed one to me last night"—I gave him in charge—he offered to pay me with a good shilling—I kept both the shillings, and gave them both to the constable—I also saw a shilling picked up at the shop where the prisoner sat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had not a shilling; I paid him with an old sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, I have not the least doubt of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAWKERIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am cook to Mr. Pritchard—I went into the shop on the 10th when the prisoner was sitting there—he was left in my charge while the policeman was sent for—I heard something drop, and when he got up I looked under the seat, and found two bad shillings wrapped up together—I gave them to Mr. Pritchard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I the only person who sat there that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No;</p>
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<p>fifty others may have sat there—I did not search the seat before you came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-120" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I keep this refreshment shop in Long-acre—I went in as the prisoner was being taken away, and received two bad shillings in paper from Mr. Hankeridge—I gave them to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi> 9). I was fetched by Herbert, who gave the prisoner in custody and handed me the two shillings—he said, "If I have given you a bad shilling, here is one in the place of it; I took it at a beershop at the west end of town in change for a half-crown"—at the station he said, "I was in the house the night previous, but I know nothing about the shilling"—a good shilling and eighteen duplicates were found on him—Mr. Pritchard handed me these two shillings in paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, These four shillings are bad; the two found under the seat are from the same mould as the one uttered on the 9th.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-124" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET BARKE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a cheesemonger, in Copenhagen-street on 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> August, about half-past 8, the prisoner came there, and I served him with some rashers of bacon and two eggs, which came to sixpence—he gave me a shilling—I gave him sixpence and he left—I put the shilling in the till—there were then two sixpences in it; no other shilling—my husband came in shortly afterwards—he went to the till, called to me, and said, "You have taken a bad shilling"—no one had been serving but myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You had seen me in your shop many times before, had you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you had never given me bad money before that I know of—I think I have only taken coppers of you—I told my husband that I knew who had given me the shilling; I said it was the painter-man, and he then said, "That is the man who has given me my shilling."</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OSGOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer of 143, Copenhagen-street—on 28th August, the prisoner came and bought some coals and potatoes, which came to ninepence halfpenny—I served him—he gave me a shilling, which I put into the till, gave him twopence halfpenny change, and he left—there was no other money in the till; it was the first money I had taken—in con
<lb/>sequence of something my wife said, I went to the till, took the shilling out, tried it, bent it back each way, and found it was bad—the prisoner had only just gone out—I went out and caught him at his own door, which is the first turning from us, a few doors down—I gave the shilling to him, and said, "I don't like this shilling; have you got another?"—he said, "Well, it is a rum-looking one," or some such words as those, and said, "Here is another one if that won't do," and he took out a handful of silver from his pocket, and I took a shilling out of it—I gave him back the bad shilling; it was not bent then—it gave way very easily—I bent it straight again in the detector—a few days after he came again and bought a few things—he then said, "That shilling that you brought me back was a rank
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Had you seen me in your shop before the 28th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I suppose you had been dealing with me five or six weeks—sometimes you gave me silver and sometimes copper—I have taken bad money before, but I don't say I got it from you—I took a new shilling out of your hand and hit it on this occasion—I said on the first examination that I could not</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640919-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-126" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT BARKE</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of George Barke, a cheesemonger of Copenhagen-street—on 6th September, about half-past 8 in the morning, I served the prisoner with some bacon, butter, and eggs, which came to six-pence; he tendered me a florin, which I bent easily in detector, though it sounded good—he said, "What, is it a bad one, because I have got a good shilling in my pocket if it is?"—I said, "Never mind, we will see directly," and called my father, who went for a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BARKE</persName> </hi>. On 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> August I found a bad shilling and two sixpences in my till—I wrapped the shilling up in paper and gave it to policeman 453—on the 7th my daughter called me into the shop; the prisoner was there—she said, "Father, this man has given me a bad florin"—I said, "You have given me two shillings before, and I shall give you in charge this time"—he said, "You have known me before, why have you not told me of it, if I have given you bad money previously?"—I said, "We had not a chance then, we have one now, and I shall give you in charge," which I did with the florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say at the station that when you found the shilling was bad, you had 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I said "Several shillings—no one was serving but my wife and daughter when I found out the first shilling—I found it out immediately you went out—I chucked it on one side of the till as I suspected you were not altogether right—I could have ran after you if I had had anybody in the shop—I did say at the station that I could not swear I gave you this shilling—I always go the till to see if there are any florins, as people say afterwards that they are half-crowns; so we
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> them to the back of the till—I wrapped up the shilling which I took, and afterwards put the shilling my wife took in the same paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-128" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 453
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I was called, and the prisoner was given in my custody—Mr. Barke handed me a florin, and then went to the till and took a piece of paper out, from which he gave me two shillings—I searched the prisoner, but only found a latch key—he said, "I passed the florin, but did not pass the two shillings previously."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I give my right address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I found no good or bad money there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received the florin in the morning from a man named Cam, who refused to come here; it was for a coat, which he has now. It was not in my power to subpoena him, but I told him to come up and I would pay his wages, but he refused. I was not aware that the coin I gave to Mrs. Barke was bad; I received it for a good one.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HAWKINS</hi> (25)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-131" type="given" value="EMILY HANNAH"/>EMILY HANNAH NANCE</persName> </hi>. I am a niece of Mr. Hunter, of the Bell, Wel
<lb/>lington-street—on 10th September, the prisoner came with a female for half a quartern of gin—I put it on the counter, and they both drank of it; it came to threepence—the prisoner gave me a bad shilling—I took a knife and cut the rim almost all off to disfigure it as much as I could, and put it down on the counter—the prisoner took it up and gave me another, which was also bad—I did nothing to that, but my cousin fetched a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was it an old or a new shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> New; it was bright</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After he tendered the second bad shilling, did the female pay for the gin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUNTER</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Bell in Wellington-street—on 10th September, I came in and saw the prisoner there with a woman—my cousin gave me a bad shilling, saying that the prisoner had tried to pass it, having passed one previously—he said something, but I cannot remember what—I went for a constable and gave him in charge with this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How do you know that it was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I soon saw that by the look it of—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By the date, 1859—I will not swear that this other shilling of 1859 (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is not it—I gave the con
<lb/>stable the shilling my cousin gave me, which was one of 1859.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 56
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). I was called to the Bell on 10th September, and the prisoner was charged with uttering a counterfeit florin; I took him, and the last witness gave me this shilling—I found on the prisoner one counterfeit shilling, seven sixpences, one threepenny-piece, nine
<lb/>pence in coppers, and a farthing—this is the bad shilling; it is not cut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What sort of a shilling did Hunter give you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A Vic
<lb/>toria shilling of 1859, neither very old nor very young, but it was very bright, as if it had not been used much—the bad shilling I found in your pocket was of 1853, it was mixed with other money, it did not appear to have been tried—I received no parcel from the barmaid that Saturday night—she gave me a parcel of bad money rolled up in paper on Monday morn
<lb/>ing—you had had a little to drink, and were about a quarter drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said that the shilling was neither very old or very young, what do you mean by that? How do you know that Mr. Webster has not substituted one for it while you were out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot tell that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad—one in 1853 and the other 1859.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is quite possible that a man may have two bad shillings or more, but it is not at all likely that he would tender a second, after being told that the first was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>, and
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<hi rend="italic">Howard. Q.</hi> Was I sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say—I cannot swear that you paid both the shillings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know Page before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I do not remember seeing the prisoners together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-138" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA STIFF</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the American Stores, 55, Fenchurch-street—on 14th August, between 3 and 4 o'clock, Howard came in for a glass of beer, and gave me a shilling—I bent it in the detector, and then bent it straight again, gave it to him, and asked him if he was aware it was bad—he said, "No"—he paid fur the beer and took the shilling away with him—about half an hour afterwards he came again for a glass of beer—I cannot swear to Page, but a man came in to pass a bad shilling at the same time, though Howard came in alone—I believe Page was in the house at the same time—Howard paid me with threehalfpence, and then left; that was about 4 o'clock—a policeman afterwards brought him back, and asked if I had seen him in the house before—I said, "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you a hundred customers a day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.
<hi rend="italic">Howard. Q.</hi> After you returned me the shilling, will you swear that I did not pay you with another shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was either with a four
<lb/>penny-piece or coppers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 577). On 15th August, in consequence of information, I waited outside the American Stores, and at half-past 4 we saw Page come out—he joined in conversation with Howard, who was out
<lb/>side, and they walked up Fenchurch-street—Page crossed over to the Inter
<lb/>national dining-rooms—when he came out, he spoke to Howard, who went in, while Page stopped outside, and afterwards went in again—I met the officer Morgan, who went to the International dining-rooms, and, as he went in, both the prisoners came out, and walked towards Lombard-street—I followed them, and told them to come back with me—Page said, "What is amiss?" I said, "Come back and see"—I went back, spoke to Miss Paull, and asked her whether she knew the men—she identified Howard or Page as passing this bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which she handed to me—I took them to the station, and found on Howard ten sixpences, seven groats, six threepenny pieces, and fourpence, a small bottle, and some pins, two of which have obscene pictures in them—they had been drinking, but Page was more sober than Howard—the barmaid gave me another bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have been examined before; did not Miss Paull say that Howard passed it to her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I will not be confident—I know in the first case she said that Howard paid it, but I do not know about the second.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-140" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 553). On 15th August, about half-past 4 o'clock, I was in Fenchurch-street, nearly opposite the American Stores—Ruttle called my attention to the prisoners, who were walking along Fenchurch-street in company near me—I watched them—they were near the American Stores, and walked towards Gracechurch-street—I followed them to the corner of Lime-street—they stood by the door of the Inter
<lb/>national luncheon-bar, which is at the corner—Page went in and came out, and then Howard went in; they then both went in and came out, and I watched them up Fenchurch-street—I went into the Stores, said some
<lb/>thing to the barmaid, came out, followed them with another constable, overtook them, and took them back to the public-house—Miss Paull identified Page as having passed a bad shilling, and I took them to the station—going along, I took them into the American Stores, and the barmaid, Stiff, said she believed they had passed bad money there, but would not swear to them—going to the station, a gentleman said that Page had dropped something, and gave me these two shillings (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a betting-book were found upon him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who was the gentleman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I asked him to come to the station, but he did not—I mean to say that Miss Paull identified Page as passing the bad shilling, not Howard—I only had Page in my custody, Ruttle had Howard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLOTTE PAULL</hi>. I identified Howard as passing the bad shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are all bad—these two of 1864 are from the same mould—one of those found in the paper is from the same mould as that given by Page to the barmaid at the International.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Howard's defence.</hi> Ten or twelve weeks ago I was defrauded out of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by a party in Northumberland-street, Strand; I deposited the money, and could not get it back. I afterwards met one of the parties, who went into a house, and said that the man to whom I paid it might probably be found there; I succeeded in getting 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver from him; he slipped away from me somewhere in Eastcheap; I went into the dining-rooms, and paid with the first coin that came. I saw Page, whom I had never seen before, and asked him to direct me to Lombard-street; I gave him a glass of beer, and then he said, "I will go and have a glass at my own expense, I see you have had too much already;" that is all I recollect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Page received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi> August the prisoner came in for a "Monthly Magazine," and put down a half-crown—I saw at once that it was bad, and said, "I cannot give you change for that—I was alone—I stepped forward to take it, and he put it in his pocket and ran down stairs, saying, "I will come again by-and-by"—on 6th September he came again for a "Monthly Magazine"—it came to 1 1/2
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FREEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 373). On 6th September the prisoner was given into my custody with this florin (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When I was remanded you said that there was no one at home at Brixton; it is my father's house.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nobody would own you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went to work at the Underground Railway, and met one of my shopmates, who asked mo to have a pint of beer—coming along by some ruins I saw this florin in a corner, and, as I had had these</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-148" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Parker-street, Drury-lane, and am a porter in Covent Garden Market—I have lived with the prisoner as my wife for about three years—about two in the morning of 31st August, I was standing at the comer of Parker-street, the prisoner passed by me, and made a kind of jeer at me—I let her pass, and passed by her afterwards—I went down Drury-lane, and stopped about ten minutes—she came back, ran across the road, and struck me—she made a second blow—I put up my hand and found something running down my chest—she saw the blood and ran away, and I after her—I ran across the road to where she threw the knife down an area—she fell down, and I caught hold of her—I saw her throw some
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How old is she?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I cannot say whether I have been living with her since she was sixteen—I used sometimes to be two months with her, and sometimes three months—I saw nothing in her hand, and do not know what she struck me with—I had had no quarrel with her, but I had not been with her for a month—I did not live happily with her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). I was on duty, and heard cries of "Murder!"—I saw the prosecutor holding the prisoner on the ground, and bleeding profusely from the chest—he said, "This woman has stabbed me in the chest, and thrown the knife in the area"—I took them both to the station, and found the knife in the area at about half-past 5 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Why did you not find the knife before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because it was dark—when it got light I saw it—the large blade was half shut, just as it is now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see blood on the man's clothes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-150" type="given" value="ELEN"/>ELEN PENNING</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at Charing-cross Hospital—Collins was brought there on 13th August, with a punctured wound on the chest, which had been previously dressed by the divisional surgeon—it had been made about au hour—I suppose this knife would produce such a wound—it was not dangerous, because it did not penetrate to the cavity of the chest—it was an inch and a quarter deep, and was between the third and fourth ribs—he is quite well now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Could it have been done with the corner of the blade when shut? No, it was a punctured wound—it only penetrated the flesh in an oblique direction upwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you known how the prisoner gets her living?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She was a prostitute before I met her, but did not continue so while I lived with her—she did not go out for my purposes while she lived with me, only for her own purposes to get drunk—I did not hive the money—the longest time I lived with her was three months at a time—it was sometimes a month, sometimes a fortnight—she was a prosti
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—"The prisoner states she is innocent of stabbing the man."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Pigott.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who is that gentleman?
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he took the Cock public-house, and put my husband and me into it, and he also lived there—the result of it was that he and I turned my husband out of doors, and I have been cohabiting with him up to the time this happened—it was not Mr. Cutliffe that I was walking with—although cohabiting with Mr. Cutliffe, I was walking the streets in the neighbourhood of Leicester-square, with any man I could meet—two or three nights before this occurrence, my husband entreated me to return with him to his home, and abandon my course of life—on this night when I was walking with a strange man in Leicester-square, he came up to me, and entreated me to come back and be a wife to him, and he would forgive all—I told him to go about his business; I would walk with whom I liked—this knife was given to him by Mr. Cutliffe—it is a doctor's knife, and the prisoner used it in paring his leather—it is a straight knife, and will not shut—this is it (
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CONQUEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 169). On the night of 25th August, about half-past 10, I was on duty in Leicester-square, and saw the prisoner and prosecutrix near the Alhambra—when I arrived within about a dozen yards off them, I saw the prisoner raise his hand, and seize her by the throat, as if shaking her—before I got to them, she extricated herself from the prisoner's grasp, and ran into the Sabloniere Hotel—the prisoner followed her, and caught her by the shawl in the door-way—I then went up to the prisoner, and took hold of him—as I did so, a waiter came out of the hotel and asked me to go in, which I did, with the prisoner—I saw the prosecutrix there, and saw that she was stabbed in the left side of the neck—I then took the prisoner into custody—as we were going to the station, he said he was glad he had done it, and he should now die happy—he was sober—I got part of this knife from Sergeant Lee; the other part I saw picked up by a young man near the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner appear to be in a terribly excited state?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was rather excited—he might have had something to drink, but he was perfectly sober—he was very excited.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCALE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, 2, St. Martin's-place—on 25th August, between 10 and 11 in the evening, I was sent for to the Sabloniere Hotel, and there saw the prosecutrix—I examined her neck—I found an incised wound on the left side, about half an inch in length—it was not of a dangerous character—it might have been caused by a knife of this description—I did not probe it—it was not deep.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It was only a superficial wound?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could hardly call it so; it was not of any great depth; it was a cut across.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, C</hi>). The prisoner was brought to the reserve-room at Vine-street-station, about half-past 10, on 25th August last—he said, holding up this locket, "This is my portrait; the portrait of the man who has cut his wife's throat; see the blood on my hand; I hope she is dead"—there was some blood on the fingers of his right hand.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLAPPERTON</persName> </hi>. I am a farrier, and reside in Angel-lane, Ham
<lb/>mersmith—I have known the prisoner and deceased about six months—on Sunday, 28th August, I met the prisoner at 2 o'clock, at the White Horse, Shepherd's-bush, kept by the deceased's sister—I and a niece of the deceased went out and got to the railway-station to come to London—we met the prisoner there—he said, "I am going back home; we might as well go home together;" and we all three got into the same carriage—when we got to Farringdon-street he asked us home to tea, and we went, and remained there three hours—he lived at 9, Cross-street, Hatton-garden—we had ten there, and enjoyed ourselves—during the time we were there, the prisoner and his wife appeared on most excellent terms—we had one pot of ale while we were there, and when we got to the station we were about twenty-five minutes too soon, and we had another pot of ale there amongst the four of us—when the train came up, we shook hands all round—we were all in very good spirits, and the prisoner kissed the young woman I was with, the deceased's niece, and he turned round to me and said, "Don't be jealous, old fellow; you can kiss my old woman," which I did, and we went off by the train—we arrived at Shepherd's-bush about 7 o'clock—we had been in the house twenty minutes or half an hour, when the prisoner came in—I asked him how he had come down there so soon after us—he said, "The old woman has been blowing me up, and I have come down here to get out of the way"—he had had a little drop too much to drink at that time; in feet, he was not sober—we had several drops of rum while he was there—I should think he drank three glasses of rum, one of brandy, and two or three of ale—that was at the White Horse, his sister-in-law's—he left there about half-past 10 to go home by the train.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was that the last you saw of him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was intoxicated when he went away; I noticed that the deceased coloured up very red at the time of the kissing all round, and I remembered it afterwards, because I heard that she was very jealous of the prisoner—when he came afterwards to the White Horse, he did not say that his wife had been blowing him up for kissing her niece—he did not say what it was for—I have always heard that he was a kind and affectionate husband—I have seen them on pretty happy terms together
<hi rend="italic">chafing</hi> and laughing—some
<lb/>times I have seen them have a few words, but I have always seen him give in—he has made use use of the expression, "My old woman will nave her own way, and I must let her have it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-166" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN CHADWICK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Chadwick, of Baker's-row, Coppice-row, Clerkenwell—I knew the prisoner and deceased—on Sunday night, 28th August, about 8 o'clock, the deceased came to my house, and remained some two hours with me—she said her husband had struck her in the eye in Farringdon-street, and that was the reason she had left him—after that I went home with her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you had known the prisoner and his wife about two years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Longer than that—his conduct to her was always kind and affectionate when he was sober.</p>
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<p>me, as she had done several nights before—I did not see the prisoner again till 12 o'clock that night, when I entered the room, the second floor front—I heard his voice on the stairs about 12—he came up to my door, the back room, second floor, and asked if his wile was there—I said she was not—he then pushed the front room door open and went in, and in a very few moments I went in, almost as soon as the prisoner—when I went in the deceased was on the left-hand side of the bed, kneeling on her knees, and her chemise all torn—Mrs. Turn bull was in the room—I went round to where the prisoner and deceased were, and he struck her three blows about the head—he appeared to be very angry; he was swearing very much, using very bad language; he was in the height of passion—I took a clean chemise out of my aunt's drawer in the room, and put it on the deceased—during that time the prisoner sat on a box close to the deceased, and when he gave her a blow she said, "For God's sake, don't kill me"—that was while I was putting the chemise on her he gave her the three blows I have spoken of—they were such blows as a man would give when he was in a passion, just as if he was very cross and angry, and did not mind how hard he hit; they were with his clenched fist—he then got up off the box and kicked her; I only saw one kick with his right foot, in the side, just between the stomach and lungs—I saw the mark afterwards—she never rose up from her knees during the whole time—I said to her, "Are you much hurt?" and she said, "I am very bad"—I said, "Has he hurt you very much?"—she said, "Oh, he has given me my death-blow"—those were the last words the spoke—she leaned down on her side, and I went to her and supported her bead, as well as I could, and she vomited a little blood—the prisoner changed in a moment as soon as he saw the blood, and he helped me to raise her up, he got some water, and bore her up while we bathed her temples—he went for the doctor, and fetched some brandy, which the doctor ordered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The moment he thought he had given his wife some injury he did all that man could do for her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; directly it was done he did all that man could do to bring her back—he appeared very sorry for what he had done—when he came home he did not find her in her own room, but in my aunt's, Mrs. Turnbull's—whenever he was tipsy she always got out of his way, for fear of his knocking her about—he appeared to be very angry at her not being in her own bed—I believe they had had a good many cross words in the evening, not before they went out, but after coming from seeing their friends off; I did not hear anything myself; I was not with them—he was not so kind when he was liquor; that was his fault—they have two children.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the prisoner went into Mrs. Turnbull's room, did you go in after him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in about a second—he struck her the first blow the moment I went in—there was no quarrel between them before that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-168" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH TURNBULL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Turn bull, and live at 9, Cross-street, Hatton-garden—on Sunday, 28th August, a little after 10, the deceased came to my room; my niece brought her—I was in bed, and was very ill—we slept together till 12 o'clock—I was awoke by the prisoner coming to the door, and hallooing out, "Is my wife here?"—I said, "Yes, Wilkinson"—the door was not locked; he opened it, came round to the other side, and pulled his wife out—my niece came in directly after—I got away from them to the other side, having a bad shoulder, and saw nothing of what he did—I heard the deceased say, "For God's sake don't murder me"—I heard no sound, only there was a scuffling—I afterwards saw the deceased carried</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The first thing you heard as soon as he came into the room, and you got out of bed, was a scuffing between him and his wife?</p>
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—after the scuffling had lasted a little while my niece came in—the prisoner was very much distressed when he saw how his wife was injured—the did all that man could do to restore her—there was very little light in the room; I had a paraffin lamp on the table burning very low—the room was all but dark—my niece did not bring in any fight—I never saw the prisoner unkind to his wife, except when he was in drink—he was a kind father—he is a stonemason by trade.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 216). On the morning of 29th August I went to 9, Cross-street, and saw there the prisoner, the deceased, the doctor, and two females—the deceased body was lying on the floor—I asked how they accounted for the bruises on her face—the prisoner was present—the doctor said, "I think it is a case for your interference, constable"—I took the prisoner into custody—I afterwards found this old chemise, reduced to a mass of rags.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-serjeant, G</hi> 1). The prisoner was brought to the Clerkenwell police-station on the morning of 29th August—I told him he was charged with a very serious offence—he said it was not what he did that night, it was what he did on Friday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-171" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a physician and surgeon, of 115, Holboro-hill—on the morning of the 29th August I was called to see the deceased—I found her lying on her back almost dead—I observed two or three bruises on the face and arms—I applied remedies—she died soon afterwards—I made a post-mortem examination—I found all the organs of the body healthy ex
<lb/>cept the upper part of the right lobe of the liver, the left kidney, and the spleen—on the upper and right side of the abdomen there was a slight abrasion of the skin, no bruise—there was a large quantity of effused blood in the abdominal cavity, which proceeded from a rupture of the spleen on its inner side, next to the stomach—there was no external indication of the cause of that rupture—a kick would have a tendency to rupture the spleen—the abrasion was on the opposite side to the rupture—a kick given there would not rupture the spleen; it could not do so—the rupture was the cause of death—I saw nothing about the woman to indicate that she would have died on that night if there had been no violence—violence might accelerate the death by rupturing the spleen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There was no appearance of any other cause of death?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—if the spleen had not been ruptured she might have been alive still—the rupture might have proceeded from a blow or kick, or from a fall—the spleen was preternaturally enlarged, and very much diseased; in an ad
<lb/>vanced state of disease—there are very few cases recorded of a spontaneous rupture of the spleen—I don't think it was in such a state that it would have ruptured from disease in a short time; it was not so diseased as to lead me to form an opinion as to time—it might or might not result in sponta
<lb/>neous rupture—rupture of the spleen may be produced by violent exertion, such as coughing or vomiting—from the state in which this spleen was I should say it would not be ruptured from a cough—it might have been oc
<lb/>casioned by a fall, or a sudden twist in getting out of bed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> May the spleen be ruptured by a blow without leaving any external mark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a slight blow of the hand—hearing that blows had been given I should attribute the rupture to them—there was no dis
<lb/>ease to account for it</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, with intent to do her griev
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANN ROWLAND</hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—we have been married twenty
<lb/>one years—I lived with him at 24 1/2, Sekforde-street, Clerkenwell—on 1st August, between 3 and 4 in the afternoon, the prisoner came in—I had been drinking, and was very tipsy—he asked me for his money—of course I would not give it to him; that exasperated him, and he struck me, and knocked me down—I struck my head against the fender, and I remember nothing more that passed—he knocked me down with his hand—I don't remember his striking me with anything else—I don't remember being taken to the hospital; I don't remember anything till I found I was there—the prisoner was then sitting facing me—I don't remember seeing a hatchet; I saw the policeman with it—I had two wounds and a small scratch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe, during the twenty-one years you have been married, the prisoner has been a kind husband to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in every way—he generally handed his wages aver to me—he is a gold and silver refiner—when ho is at work, he has about twenty-three shillings a week—he was in the habit of paying it all over to me within one or two shillings—he frequently found me the worse for liquor—I have given way to that habit for a long time past—he has complained to me about it several times—a portion of the money he asked me for was spent in that way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-174" type="given" value="PAMELA"/>PAMELA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Smith, of 19, Sekforde-street, Clerkenwell, which is exactly opposite the prisoner's house—from my room, I can see into theirs—on Monday, 1st August, I heard quarrelling in their room; it continued about half an hour—I was sitting at the window before it commenced—the prosecutrix was lying on the bed—both window were wide open—it was about half-past 4 in the day—she came to the window, and I thought I saw blood on her lace and hands—she turned round with her back to the window, and her hair was all down her back—as it being very white, I could see plainly that it was covered with blood—the prisoner was standing by her side—he was speaking to her in an angry tone, and I saw him strike her on the head with something—it was some
<lb/>thing with a handle; and after the blow, the blood streamed afresh down her back, and she was a dreadful sight—she called out, "Oh! murder!" and I called as loudly as I could from my window for some one to go to her assistance—I was very much frightened, and I went in, and saw no more of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Could you see in what state she was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know she was intoxicated before that; she was lying on the bed in that state—I should say she was tipsy for four days out of six—I thought him a quiet, hard-working man—I knew very little of them—I thought he was too good for her—I believe they have no family.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see her get off the bed and come to the window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe the prisoner pulled her off the bed; at all events, he was trying to rouse her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PITNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a lithographic printer, and live at 26, Sekforde-street, next door but one to the prisoner and his wife—on Monday, 1st</p>
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<p>August, after the alarm was given, I went with the constable up stairs to the prisoner's room, on the second floor—when we got in, the prosecutrix was neither sitting or standing; she was half-kneeling, any how, between a chair and the window, in a bent position—she seemed to be trying to do something to her head—it was in a fearful state of blood—the constable said he must take the prisoner into custody; she said, "Don't take him away, for he is a good husband to me; I don't wish him hurt"—she was beastly drunk—when I went close to her with a bottle of water, her breath smelt so much of gin, that I could not stand near her—I afterwards went with her in a cab to the hospital—I then went back to the room with the constable, and found this chopper or hatchet (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he was in one corner of the room—there were some very small marks of blood on the handle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you lived near them for some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she is almost always drunk—he is a hard-working man—there is not a more quiet, inoffensive man in Clerkenwell; and I am sorry to see him in this position.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the blood on the hatchet fresh?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was rather dry—I could not say whether it had come on the hatchet that day or previously.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 280)
<hi rend="italic">.</hi> Between 4 and 5 in the afternoon of 1st August, I was called in to the prisoner's house—I knocked at the door—no one answered—I knocked again; no one answered—I knocked a third time, and told him if he did not open the door, I should certainly break it open—the prisoner then opened it—when I got in I asked him what he had hit his wife with—he said he had not hit her; he had knocked her down, and her head had fallen against the fender—she said that he had hit her with the hatchet—he said he had not hit her with a hatchet, but he had certainly pushed her down, and her head went against the fender; and that caused the wounds—I told him I must take him into custody—she said I must not, for he was a good husband to her—I got a cab, and took her to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any blood on the fender?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was not, that I could see—I looked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 260). I took the prisoner to the station—he said on the road that he had done it—I searched the room with Pitney about an hour afterwards, and found this chopper in a coal-box in a corner of the room—there was a little blood on the blade, and a little on the back—it was a little fresh—I afterwards took, the hatchet to the hospital, where the prisoner and his wife were; and as soon as he saw it, he said, "That is the one, and I wish I had chopped her head off."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose he was excited?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was a little; he was, apparently, rather grieved at seeing his wife in the state she was—this chopper is used for chopping wood to light the fire with—it was in the coal-box amongst the coals.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, G</hi>). About six o'clock on the evening of 1st August, I went with the prisoner to the Royal Free Hospital—I took him to the bedside of his wife—I asked him how she received the injuries to her head—she said, "At half-past 4 this afternoon, my husband came home, and asked me for some money. I refused to give him any, and he took up a chopper that was in the room, and struck me on the head. I became insensible, and recollect nothing more till I found the policeman and neighbours in the room"—I put that statement in writing, and she signed it,—the doctor said that she was likely to die—I showed her the chopper, and</p>
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<p>asked if that was the chopper she was struck with—she said, "Yes"—I took the prisoner back to the station, and told him he was charged with feloniously cutting and wounding his wife by striking her on the head with the hatchet—he said, "Yes, I did; but not with the sharp end of it; it was with the back"—I said, "Her life is in danger"—he said, "A good thing too."</p>
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<interp inst="t18640919-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN DANIEL"/>JOHN DANIEL HILL</persName> </hi>. I am resident medical officer at the Royal Free Hospital—on 1st August, the prosecutrix was brought there—she was very much blanched from loss of blood—her head was bleeding—there were two wounds on the upper part of the head, and one at the back—they were serious wounds—her life was in danger for some time afterwards—one wound was a clean cut wound; the other two were of a bruised nature—the one at the back part of the head was such as might be made with the hatchet; the other two might have been produced by a blunt instrument, such as the back part of the hatchet—they might have been caused by a fall, but the other was a clean cut wound with a sharp instrument—it was a dangerous wound; it extended through the substance of the skull—she remained in the hospital till 5th September.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined, Q.</hi> Might the wound at the back of the head have been inflicted by a sharp fender?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think not—it was a clean cut in the skull—she is quite well now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Shee.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY MONTAGUE</hi>. I am nurse in Dr. Eddison's service—on 25th August, about 2 in the morning, I was in bed in the top front room, and was awoke by seeing a light in the room, and a man with a candle in his hand, looking into a cupboard—he was dressed in military uniform—I called out, and he went out of the room—I leave my room door open at night—I rang the bell, and afterwards went down stairs with the rest of the servants—I found the drawing-room window unfastened—I went back to my bedroom, and missed a silver watch, which I had left on the dressing-table when I went to bed—this is it—this knife and pocket-handkerchief belong to Miss Eddison—I had seen this handkerchief safe the night before—I am certain of the watch—I have no mark on it—the man's uniform was the same as the prisoner has on now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Had I regimental overalls on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know.</p>
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