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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ORRIDGE, ESQ.</persName> </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, November 20th, 1865, and following days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN BARNARD"/>JOHN BARNARD BYLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM WILTSHERE"/>GEORGE WILLIAM WILTSHERE BRAMWELL</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-11" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-12" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </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>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-15" type="given" value="SILLS JOHN"/>SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-16" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-17" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DUFFETT</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-18" type="given" value="CYRIL MORTIMER MURRAY"/>CYRIL MORTIMER MURRAY RAWLINS</persName> </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">PHILLIPS, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th, and Tuesday</hi>, 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Farnham</persName> and others to forge and utter an acceptance to a bill of exchange for 279
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651120-1-offence-1 t18651120-name-22"/>Samuel Wilford Lucas</persName>—14 other counts for conspiracy to defraud other parties by like means; 17th count for conspiracy to defraud divers persons. (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol.</hi> 62,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 470).</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">con
<lb/>ducted the Prosecution</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARDINGE GIFFARD</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Taylor, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. RIBTON</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Kelly.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before the defendants were given in charge</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called upon the prosecution to elect upon which counts they would proceed, and as an authority for the application he referred to Beg v. Barry</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see Sessions Paper, vol.</hi> 62,
<hi rend="italic">p</hi>. 149).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">upon the suggestion of the Court, expressed his readiness to proceed only upon the counts for defrauding the Birmingham Banking Company</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the first</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th counts</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-23" type="given" value="SILAS WILLIAM"/>SILAS WILLIAM BATTS</persName> </hi>. I come from the office of Messrs. Honey, the accountants—I produce a number of letters which I received from our agents at Birmingham under a trust deed, executed by Taylor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the date of it? It is a deed under schedule D of the Bankruptcy Act of 1861, executed by Taylor to our Mr. Honey, as trustee for the benefit of creditors—these letters were sent to us by Mr. Watts, our assistant at Birmingham, as taken from the bankrupt Taylor's premises; they came to us in a box—Watts is not here, but Mr. Reed is, who was with him and assisted in putting the papers into the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-24" type="given" value="CHARLES OFFARD"/>CHARLES OFFARD BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I reside in High-street, Birmingham, and am in the service of Messrs. Brown and Co.—have known Kelly for the last five or six years—I also know Taylor—I know Kelly's handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever seen him write?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, at the desk of the shop, 424, Oxford-street; I was standing by the</p>
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<p>I side of him—I read the addresses on some envelopes that he directed there—I don't know that I have ever received any letters direct from him; but I have seen his handwriting on several occasions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at those letters (
<hi rend="italic">handing several to the witness</hi>) in whose handwriting are they?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Here are three which are not in his handwriting; the others are—these three are in the handwriting of Benjamin Nicholls, a brother-in-law of Kelly's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-25" type="given" value="DAVID HILLS"/>DAVID HILLS REED</persName> </hi>. I am in the office of Messrs. Honey, the accountants—I went down to Birmingham inreference to this matter, and was there with Mr. Watts—the letters produced passed with others to Mr. Batts—I found them in Taylor's desk in the counting-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this deed voluntarily executed by Taylor for the purpose of distributing his property amongst his creditors?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes,—we were called in as accountants to the estate—we had free access to all the premises and everything—I do not know what number of creditors have consented, I have not got the deed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-26" type="given" value="SILAS WILLIAM"/>SILAS WILLIAM BAITS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have the deed—it is not executed byall the creditors, by more than a majority in number and three-fourths in value; it is duly registered under the provisions of the Act—we have realized nearly 7,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; there is yet the factory to be sold, subject to a mortgage of about 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe it cost Taylor nearly 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Taylor had two agencies for the transaction of his business, one at Liverpool and one at Glasgow—about 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. has been realized at Glasgow—we are unable to get a statement from the agent at Liverpool; his name is Haythorne—the amount of debts, including the Birmingham Banking Company, as far as we have been able to ascertain, is about 35,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I am scarcely in a position to say over what period the trading extends, but I believe about three years—there was a business in London as well, that makes three besides the parent establishment at Birmingham—the factory at Birmingham was a very large place, employing somewhere about 200 hands—besides that there was a boot and upper establishment, that was under the same roof but a different business—there was also a brace and belt business, that was parted with last Christmas; there was a branch in Wood-street, London—the machinery in the factory consisted of steam-engines, boilers, steam pipes, sewing machines and other machinery of a similar character—I think there were about forty-three sewing machines—somewhere about 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of debt was originally due to the estate—that statement was submitted to the creditors at a meeting—this account (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was made out by our firm—it is substan
<lb/>tially correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I take it that account was made out upon the statement of the bankrupt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Gathered from his books, with such occa
<lb/>sional assistance as we could get from him while in custody—we had no means of testing the accuracy of the alleged debts, except from the assistance Taylor rendered us, and also from his books—he made an affidavit at the conclusion of our inquiries to enable us to register the deed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-27" type="given" value="THOMAS FRANCIS"/>THOMAS FRANCIS SHAW</persName> </hi>. I am the sub manager of the Birmingham Banking Company, carrying on business in Bennett-street, Birmingham—Mr. Samuel Wilford Lucas is their registered officer—I have known Taylor for some years, he was carrying on business in Camden-street—our bank first commenced business in Birmingham, in October, 1829, we had done no business with Taylor before March last—he came to our place at the latter end of March and asked me what our rates of commission would be—I asked him as to the nature of his account; my impression, is that he said</p>
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<p>his business would amount to some 30,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 40,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, at all events he mentioned some amount—I asked him if he would require to pay in any bills and to draw against those bills; he said he should—he said they would be bills that he received in the course of his trade—I asked him what the probable floating amount would be—he said some 5,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 6,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I referred him to the head manager, and the result was that an account was opened very shortly after that conversation; he was supplied with credit papers at the time—we have a printed form in which a customer places his name and specifies the amounts which he pays in to his credit; those papers are received by us when the amount is paid in—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the credit papers we issued—they are all in Taylor's handwriting—they represent the amounts paid in between certain dates, which are on the face of them—there are a good many bills represented by these papers, more than seventeen, among them are seventeen marked from B to R inclusive—they repre
<lb/>sent in round numbers about 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they were paid in between April 6th and April 26th—every one of those bills has been dishonoured—the amount due to the bank by Taylor is about 2,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the whole of that may be said to have been contracted within that period—it was created by his drawing cheques against the bills, he had value for them; we charge a com
<lb/>mission at the end of the half year—when we take bills in the way we took them of Taylor we then charge the interest on the bills—no discount has been charged on the face of the account; he drew the money—these (
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<lb/>duced</hi>) are the cheques, they were drawn between 6th and 26th April, some of them were paid subsequently—on 26th April I wrote this letter to him (
<hi rend="italic">This letter stated that no more bills of Taylor's would be negotiated by the Bank</hi>)—on the following day I received this answer—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "27th April, 1865. India Rubber Works, Camden-street, Birmingham. Dear sir,—I am much surprised at and very sorry to receive your note to hand this morning—I am not aware myself of any bills sent you, not likely to be met or are not good, and we are as anxious as you can be to have none but what will bear examination and turn out all right—the amount during the past month has been larger by far than I expected, owing to several large parcels sold by some new customers, very well recommended to me as cash buyers, having requested bills instead—if you will kindly inform me of any names you do not consider satisfactory I will refuse to take any further bilk from them at once, and if not trustworthy persons close their account"—I made another communication to him and received this letter—"April 29th, 1865. Dear sir,—I am sorry I have been unable to call as yet, but have had so many customers in the last few days I could not get out—I feel sure I can put the matter right as Boon as I can come down—I must now let it stand till Monday when I will arrange it in some way"—I did not see him on Monday, nor did I see him since; but I understood he had been at the bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Although your bank did not do business with Taylor till April, you had known him, I believe, for some years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> had; I do not know for how many years he had carried on the India Rubber Works—I believe his father carried them on before him; his father was originally a draper—I was told that he had carried on these works—I have been in the bank since its formation—I do not know when they directed Taylor to be taken into custody—I cannot call to mind when the matter was entrusted to a solicitor, but I should think it was in July—he was charged with forgery—I was a witness at the trial—I heard that there were five indictments for forgery—I was examined on some points—he</p>
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<p>was acquitted on several indictments, I don't know the number—I can tell you how much of Taylor's credit at the bank consisted of bills paid in, and how much of cash—he paid in 487
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to begin with on 5th April—I cannot tell what cash he paid in on 11th April—I can give you the aggregate, the books are at Birmingham—on 18th April he paid in 109
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in cash, and in bills 286
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—when I call it cash it must be understood that of the 109
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was money, 94
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. consisted of two cheques on London bankers, one of which was drawn by Nicholls and Co.; they were paid—on 20th April we had a cheque of Charles Burgess and Co. for 93
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which was paid, and bills for 237
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 21st we received a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—note in cash and 386
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in bills—on 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 63
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in cheques on bankers which were paid, and 132
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in bills—I have not got the paper here referring to the 24th or 26th—after the 26th we took no bills, we took money; the whole of the seventeen bills which were shown to me were dishonoured, two of them were not due at the time Taylor was taken into custody, one for 134
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Ward of Seething-lane, and one for 91
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of Poulton Brothers—there is a bill of Hurst's amongst them—in the credit slip of 6th April there is a bill of Hurst's for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., that was dishonoured—we have got thirty-four bills returned altogether—Hurst's bill has not been paid, I am perfectly certain of that—I have it here marked in my list, returned and not accounted for, it may have been returned originally and paid since, I can't say positively it was not, but my impression is it has not been; only three out of the thirty-four have been paid, and those very small amounts—I have the credit slip of 6th April here—in the credit slip of 13th April, there is a bill of Mr. Wilson, for 68
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I believe he is in business at Liverpool—I don't know what as—I don't know that he has compounded with his creditors, I have not taken the trouble to enquire—I believe that bill has been paid, it was dishonoured when presented—on the same credit slip there is a bill of McVay, that was dishonoured when presented—I am not quite certain that it has been paid, I rather fancy it has—the bill of W. Allen, for 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was dishonoured at maturity and subsequently paid—I dont know him—a bill for 89
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of Mr. H. Burns was dishonoured; it has not been paid—I believe he is a bankrupt and has not got his certificate—I believe he was a bankrupt previous to this bill being given, that was the answer we got from the solicitor at Liverpool—a bill of Mr. H. Martin's for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was dishonoured—I believe he is a boot and shoe maker at Birkenhead—I think we have had an intimation in a letter that he had made an arrangement with his creditors; that came from himself—we have never had any notice of it, it was very soon after the bill came back, about 23d or 24th August—from the opening of the account to the close, Taylor paid in 8,255
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., including the bills, the amount of cash was about 4,920
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4,930
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think Taylor remained in custody from 5th August until shortly before the last session.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does the 4,920
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. you speak of represent money and notes and cheques, independent of bills?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There might be a few cheques, but they were all paid—it is quite independent of the bills, we received forty-six bills from him from first to last, twelve of which were met at maturity—487
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd was paid in to open the account with—I see that there was a cheque for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. drawn out on that same day, the 5th, and paid on the 5th, he drew out three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—notes, also 112
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a small sum of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—cash was paid in with the bills on the 6th and on the 8th—between the 6th and 8th no further cash was paid in—in banking phraseology there was no cash paid in on the 8th, but there were cheques on</p>
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<p>bankers for 233
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which were paid—on the same day 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was drawn out—there was a small payment in London, to our London agents to Taylor's account of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 10th, he drew out 240
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on that day—on the 11th cash and bills to the amount of 489
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. were paid in—I have not got the credit-paper before me, so I cannot tell how much of it was cash—on that day he drew two separate cheques of 280
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; cash was paid in on the 12th and one of the cheques he had paid in was returned to him that day, dishonoured, that was for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., we debited him with that amount that day—on the former trials a question of law was raised as to whether the acts done amounted to forgery, and it was held that they did not—I believe the jury were not asked their opinion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say after the 26th you took no bills, was any cash paid in after that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; about 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash came in after that date.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it all drawn out again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Every halfpenny of it, by cheque, from time to time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-28" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-28" type="surname" value="CHAMPION"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-28" type="given" value="EDRIC PARKER"/>EDRIC PARKER CHAMPION</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in china, and glass-founder, 2, Pancras-lane, City—I let out a portion of my house as offices—on 28th January, a person named Brewer came and took an office there—he signed this agreement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I believe he came once to the office after that, and only once—no business was carried on there—at the time Brewer came to take the office, Kelly was with him—I had a reference to Burgess and Co. of Oxford-street, Brewer gave that, at the time, in Kelly's presence—I believe he stated the number—I gave the paper to Sergeant Webb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever nay before that Kelly was with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—I was examined twice before the Magistrate—on the first occasion I said, "I don't recollect seeing either of the prisoners at my place"—the alteration was so great that I could not recognise him; he appears to have been afflicted in some way since I saw him—I had never seen Kelly before he came with Brewer to my knowledge—there was a few days interval between the first and second examinations, possibly a week—I had not been talking to anybody about the matter in the meantime—I saw Webb when he handed me the summons to attend—I had my doubts as to Kelly being the party of the name of Brewer, and I did not then know he was the person who accompanied Brewer; but before I left the Mansion House I had my doubts that, if he stood up, so that I could see him better, he was the man who came with Brewer—on the second occasion I firmly believed he was the man—I mentioned to Webb that I could not see sufficiently of him, but, if he stood up, I thought I could recognise him; he was sitting in the dock when I saw him—I don't believe Webb came to talk to me for the purpose of mentioning Kelly's name—I believe I in
<lb/>troduced the conversation—I told him I believed one of them was the man, but he was so altered. I could not swear to him—on the second occasion he was ordered to stand up—I then said, "There was a man with him; I believe that man to be the prisoner Kelly"—I understood the best of my belief to be swearing; I am very positive now, and was so on the second examination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-29" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-29" type="given" value="CHARLES OFFARD"/>CHARLES OFFARD BURGESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I live at Lee Mount, Birmingham—I know a person of the name of William Farnham—I know his handwriting—I have known Kelly about five or six years—I also know Taylor—I have seen Farnham in company with the prisoners, not very often—I have seen them together at the shop, 424, Oxford-street—that shop was rented in the name of Benjamin Nicholl, a brother-in-law of</p>
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<p>Kelly's; it was carried on under the name of Burgess and Co.—that was in consequence of a proposition from Nicholl to me—there was a conversation on the subject in the presence of Kell, to the effect that it must be carried on in the name of Burgess and Co., that Nicholl was a leather-seller, and it would prejudice him in his business, if he was known to be keeping a boot-shop—Nicholl mentioned to me the name of Brewer; that was in Kelly's presence: he said he was a respectable young man in their employ in Dean-street, that probably references would be required on account of an office that was going to be taken by him—the acceptances to these two bills marked "Q" and "R" are both in the handwriting of Farnham; they are signed "W. F. Brewer" in Farnham's writing, the man I was in the habit of seeing with Kelly, and have seen with Taylor—the signature to this agreement for the office, "William F. Brewer," is Farnham's writing—this letter is also Farnham's writing, it is signed "Frederick Reeves and Co." and headed "Langbourn Chambers"—this letter signed "W. Hamilton," dated from Langbourn Chambers, is also Farnham's writing, and this other also signed "T. K. Reeves and Co."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you go to the shop in Oxford-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the beginning of November, or the end of October, 64—I left in the beginning of June—there was a considerable business done there in boots and shoes up to that time—I kept this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—part of it is my writing, part is Nicholl's, and part is Miss. Nicholls—the entries I made have reference to real transactions—at the beginning the trade was merely nominal, the receipts did not exceed 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—this book only extends up to about the middle of April—from time to time large quantities of goods were consigned from Taylor to that house, boot uppers and ready-made boots and leggings—the amount varied very considerably, sometimes nothing at all came—at other times large cases came to the amount of perhaps 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. consisting of boot uppers and leggings—I know of sums of money being sent up from Taylor to the shop, from time to time, at the same time I never saw the cheques paid—I know when Nicholl commenced business he was in a state of poverty, and he afterwards appeared to be flourishing and in a good position—I worked the business up, and, at the time I left, it amounted to about 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—if it had continued, we should have decidedly got a profit out of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know Kelly in business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was reputed to be in business for himself—I know Taylor's handwriting—I never saw him write, but these letters are exactly like the envelopes that used to be directed to Mr. Nicholl from Taylor—I have looked at them all, they are all in the same writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you first know Kelly?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first time he came in reference to a situation for Nicholl—he did not carry on business anywhere to my knowledge—he occupied a private house in Greve-street, Camden-town—he kept a shop under the name of Ross and Co. in High street, Camden-town—he also professed to have an office in 424, Oxford-street, under the name of Campbell, Kelly, and Co.—that shop was carried on in the name of Burgess and Co.—Kelly was constantly there, and he seemed to be partly directing—Nicholl was supposed to be the master of the shop—this was not the only book kept—this leaves off in the middle of April, and Farnham began to keep a book on his own prin
<lb/>ciple—he was installed as bookkeeper by Nicholl—he gave instructions that he was to be called William, if anybody called for him, if he was up stairs or in any part of the house; but letters came for him under the name of Hamilton.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-30" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-30" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM WARD</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a wine merchant at 36, Seething-lane, City, and have done so for thirty years—I bank at Messrs. Prescott's—I know nothing of either of the prisoners—I never saw them before I saw them here—neither of these two bills of exchange purporting to be accepted by Ward are in my writing, nor were they accepted by my authority—I have no customer named Maidlin, the drawer of the bills—I have a son—he has nothing to do with my business—he was not authorized to accept bills in my name—I should say the acceptances to these bills are not his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where is your son?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I have not inquired after him since I was last examined here—his initials are the same as mine; he lived at home with me—he was away some time before these bills became due—I am not aware how long before—some weeks—perhaps six weeks or more; my son was articled to an auc
<lb/>tioneer—he has not been in business—he took out a licence as an appraiser, but he never used it—it was only a few months—I think he never did business as an appraiser—I never knew of his doing any—I don't know where he is—he went away because he was sued upon a bill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he ever a boot-maker?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he never carried on business at my office—I never accepted a town bill at Prescott's the whole time I have banked there—my son had no account at Prescott's. (
<hi rend="italic">The bills were both dated</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th April, and were for</hi> 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 279
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-31" type="surname" value="WACK"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-31" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WACK</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a tailor at 14, Fitzroy-street, Fitzroy-square—my father was there before me—a person of the name of Hamilton occupied my premises for seven or eight months—he left before Christmas—it may have been a week or two afterwards Kelly came and agreed to take the premises—he signed this agreement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is signed "Collan, Kelly, and Son"—I never saw any son, or any Collan—he remained there seven or eight months, till October, I think, shortly before he was taken in custody—I never saw Mr. Hamilton again—no firm or person of the name of Hamilton resided in my place afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever known Kelly before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had seen him before; I knew his name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-32" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-32" type="given" value="CHARLES OFFARD"/>CHARLES OFFARD BURGESS</persName> </hi>, (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The acceptance to this bill is in Farnham's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was accepted "William F. Brewer, for</hi> 172
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">payable at</hi> 2,
<hi rend="italic">Pancras-lane.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are these Taylor's writing also? (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>ducing several letters.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are just like the envelopes I used to see—. I believe them to be Taylor's writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-33" type="surname" value="POULTON"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-33" type="given" value="BENJAMIN WHEELER"/>BENJAMIN WHEELER POULTON</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, and carry on business under the name of Poulton Brothers—these three bills are accepted by me—I never received any goods in consideration of those acceptances, or any consideration—I accepted them from knowing Kelly for some three or four years, and with a promise that he would assist me in my business, a mutual accommodation—I accepted them in blank, they have been filled up since—Kelly told me that he was building at Bow and Blackheath, or Rotherhithe, or somewhere that way, a very large contract, that he had lodged the deeds with his solicitor, who advanced him money to carry on the building, to pay his men of a Saturday—I said, "You are not going to deceive me in any way; I am not able to meet them; I am only a struggling man now to do the best I can for myself"—he said, "You know I have known you</p>
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<p>so many years, you may be sure I should not do you any harm n—I did not meet the bills—he did not pay me anything for doing this—he did not give me any money; he left a sovereign on the counting-house table; one day he gave me a sovereign at Garraway's, when I gave him the three blank acceptances, and I think I had a sovereign of him on 13th April, when he had advice of Harvey's bills—I mean Harvey of Philpot-lane—I went with him to Harvey's—Kelly wanted to give Harvey 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the three acceptances, purporting to be for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Harvey said he should not do it for less than two and a half per cent.—Kelly then gave him the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. making 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I saw him give that—Harvey gave three blank acceptances, which Kelly produced out of his pocket—this is one of them, and this is another. (
<hi rend="italic">The bills accepted by the witness were for</hi> 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 91
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">the two accepted by Harvey were for</hi> 71
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know Kelly long?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three years, or rather better—I only knew him as a builder by repute—he represented himself as a builder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-34" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-34" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Bevington and Co.—I knew Taylor—our firm has had transactions with him—this bill for 62
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. rawn by Taylor and accepted by Poulton was paid by Taylor to our firm in the early part of April for goods supplied—it has never been paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Your firm has had large dealings with Nicholl, has it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; not very large—I should suppose 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. speaking from memory—we have also had dealings with Taylor—in the course of the present year he deposited a number of customer's bills with us to the extent of 542
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—in April we offered to give him credit to the amount of 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is not from our firm, ours is Bevington and Sons, and this is from Bevington and Co.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the result of your dealings with Nicholl?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We got all our money—we are creditors of Taylor to a very small amount, under 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-35" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-35" type="given" value="CHARLES OFFARD"/>CHARLES OFFARD BURGESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is a bill accepted by Camp-bell, Kelly, and Co., that is in the handwriting of Farnham. (
<hi rend="italic">This was for</hi> 96
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">dated</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1865.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-36" type="surname" value="SHAW"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-36" type="given" value="THOMAS FRANCIS"/>THOMAS FRANCIS SHAW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These two bills for 61
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 72
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., purporting to be accepted by Winkworth, are two of the seventeen bills—they were deposited with the Birmingham Banking Company, and dishonoured—they were a portion of the bills that form a part of the aggregate that we lost—they were deposited by Taylor—both the body and signature are in his handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Some of Winkworth's bills were met, were they not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One for 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., due on 27th April, was paid—that was the only one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-37" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-37" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mr. Scott, of Langbourn chambers, Fenchurch-street—I know the two prisoners—I recollect Taylor coming to my office—he entered into this agreement with me, dated 22nd May, and signed it, for the purpose of taking the chambers, at the rent of 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. payable quarterly—after the offices were taken, the name of Frederick Reeves and Co. was painted up—I recollect seeing Kelly at the chambers, Taylor brought him—he said, "This gentleman," calling him by name, "Mr. Reeves, will attend to my business while I am at Birmingham, and I shall very seldom be hero"—after that Kelly came to the office—there were two clerks there—I do not recollect their names—I have not heard either of them addressed by any name.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Although Reeves and Co. was painted up, Mr. Taylor took the place in his own name, did he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and in his proper address at Birmingham—I don't think the agreement recites what his business is—furniture and goods proper for such an office were put in—that was just about sufficient to secure the rent—there was no suggestion to carry on business with Mr. Scott—he used to be so architect.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-38" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-38" type="surname" value="COPE"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN GOLD"/>JOHN GOLD COPE</persName> </hi>. I conduct a steel-pen trade at Birmingham—in the middle of the present year I was engaged by Frederick Reeves and Co., of Langbourn-chambers, Fenchurch-street—Kelly was introduced to me as MR. Reeves by A man who turned out to be Farnham—he gave me a reference to B. Taylor of Camden-street, Birmingham—I was to inquire his opinion of the firm, Frederick Reeves and Co.—I did not see Taylor on the subject—I went to his premises to see him, but did not—I was residing at Birmingham—I did not receive any written communication from Mr. Taylor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-39" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA BRADY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 54, Wood-street, Cheapside—I know Kelly, he took an office at my house in the name of Campbell Kelly, just a month before Christmas—I don't think he commenced business there—cases came in and went out again, they did not remain there long.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember parcels coming with the name of Mr. Benjamin Taylor, Birmingham, on them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, frequently, large parcels.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know where they went to afterwards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I do not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-40" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I saw Kelly in Langbourn-chambers—I suppose he was acting under the name of Mr. Reeves—I saw a gentleman acting as a clerk in an outer office, and he went into the inner officer and said, introducing me, "This is Mr. Hughes, about the carpets"—he gave me a reference to Taylor of Birmingham, giving me the name of Reeves.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-41" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer of the City of London—I took the two prisoners into custody on 5th August, at the Farringdon-road Railway Station—Taylor came in by the train, and Kelly was in the street—when Taylor came up he went and spoke to Kelly—I then arrested them—I know Farnham—I believe he is at Ostend, I have a warrant for his apprehension—I have seen him at Kelly's; that was when Kelly was acting as Reeves and Co., not frequently, but once or twice—I took possession of some papers at the office in Langbourn-chambers—Kelly did not reside there, I could not find out where he did reside. (
<hi rend="italic">A number of letters from Kelly to Taylor were put in and read, dated respectively, January</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 26
<hi rend="italic">th; February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 14
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865;
<hi rend="italic">they referred chiefly to procuring parties to accept bills, and to the taking offices in various names.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">tendered several letters of Taylor's as part of the correspondence, which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">consented should be put in as part of the evidence for the prosecution if proved to be genuine.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-42" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>). I am the brother of the prisoner—I gave a packet of letters to the attorney for my brother, about a month or six weeks ago—I examined some of them—I believe these are some of the letters, there were a great quantity—I received them from Kelly's wife about six weeks ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> to whom did you deliver them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Wyatt, he is the present attorney, and has been so all through—I believe another attorney was employed to get bail for my brother, by his wife or mother—I gave them to Mr. Wyatt before last Session.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has he been in custody ever since?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he has been four months in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The letters from Taylor to Kelly were here read; they were dated January</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 31
<hi rend="italic">st; and February</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.
<hi rend="italic">They went at considerable length into the details of the business, and complained of great pressure in carrying it on.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Several witnesses deposed to Taylor's good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my purse, and he gave me 4
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I saw another boy run away, and the prisoner called to him, but he did not come back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 655). About a quarter-past 9, on 5th November, I saw a crowd in Bishopsgate-street, and some persons had got hold of the prisoner—the prosecutrix said he had picked her pocket of her purse and 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I took hold of him, and he said, "I have given her back all I took"—I took him to the station-house—he stated afterwards to me that he picked the purse up, and there was is. in it, and he took the money out and threw the purse into the street—it was picked up on the following morning by the scavengers, and brought to me—it was owned by Mrs. Dunn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The boy picked up the money and gave me half, and the woman came up and heard of it, and said it was her money, and I gave it to her. I called after the chap who picked it up, and he was gone away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a former conviction of felony at Clerken
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<interp inst="t18651120-7-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to two indictments for stealing 66 yards of twill and 51 pieces of silk of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651120-7-offence-2 t18651120-name-56"/>George Heiron</persName> and another, his masters.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Con
<lb/>fined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>;
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<interp inst="t18651120-7-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES NEWTON</hi> (27)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILLIAMS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18651120-8-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to a burglary in the warehouse of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651120-8-offence-1 t18651120-name-59"/>Charles Coutts</persName>, and stealing 214 postage labels and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, his property.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-18651120 t18651120-8-punishment-8"/>Confined Nine Months each.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18651120-8-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS SEYMOUR</hi> (26)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18651120-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>†to
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<interp inst="t18651120-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18651120 t18651120-9-punishment-9"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18651120-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY NEWHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Black Bull—on 22d October, about a quarter to eleven o'clock, the prisoner came for half a pint of porter and gave me a shilling; I gave him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change; he picked it up so quickly, that I looked at the shilling and found it was bad—I went to the door, but there were a lot of people there and I could not see him—my mistress put the shilling in the fire and I saw it melt—on 8th November, at a little past eleven, the prisoner came again for a glass of cooper which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he gave me a shilling—I told him it was bad; he said that it was good—I marked it and gave it to the constable—I told the prisoner he had given me one before; he said that he never was there before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-63" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHARPE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 306). I took the prisoner, and received a bad shilling from Newhouse—I told the prisoner the charge; he said that he did not know it, he had been at work at the London docks and received 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., that he changed a halfcrown somewhere, he did not know where—I asked him about the shilling again at the station, and he said, "I knew it was bad, I did not mean to utter it there."</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi> I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this is a bad shilling—the conclusion I draw from the other shilling melting is that it must have been bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having, been before convicted of a like offence, when he was sentenced to four years' penal servitude, to this he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HATTON</hi> (21)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18651120-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Benton</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Rothery and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHAM FOR</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Hatton.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EAVES</persName> </hi>. I am a market gardener—on 20th October I was in Farringdon market with some goods, between eight and nine o'clock, and saw Hatton and Rothery there; Hatton bought a bushel of onions of me for 15d, he gave me a halfcrown; I found it was bad, and showed it to a man by my side—I gave it to the beadle, and gave Hatton into his charge when he came back for his change and returned me my sieve.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHIDGEY</persName> </hi>. I am beadle of Farringdon market—on 20th October Eaves gave Hatton into my custody with this halfcrown—he was charged before a Magistrate and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-70" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL DRISCOLL</persName> </hi>. I am a porter of Covent-garden and Farringdon markets, it is my duty to mind the carts—on 20th October I was in Far
<lb/>ringdon market and saw the beadle take Hatton in custody, the other two prisoners were with him, they were all talking together—they had a barrow and a bushel of onions—on Saturday 21st I saw them in Burleigh-street, Covent-garden, they had a barrow—I spoke to the beadle and he watched them with me—Hatton took a handkerchief out of his pocket and gave the others something out of it several times, and also to two other men—he was standing in a doorway three or four yards from me—the men then went to the market and were away ten minutes or quarter of an hour and came back with cabbages, turnips and flowers—I watched them from quarter past eight to ten—when they came back Hatton gave them something from the handkerchief again, and the four men went away again—when they saw the inspector they all ran away—I saw a constable coming in sight, and saw Hatton swallow two half-sovereigns; he also threw down a halfcrown which I picked up and gave to the beadle—I took Hatton to the station, he said, "Do not lock me up, it will not do you any good"—the barrow was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was that market day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there were a great many persons about, but nobody with these five—when they brought the vegetables to Hatton they put them on a barrow—I have seen Benton in the market several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rothery. Q.</hi> Have you seen me in the market by myself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I have seen you all together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there any nuts In the barrow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; we took everything out of it to take it to the station—it was not apples or vegetables that Hatton handed to the others; it was a very wet day—the constables were about twenty or thirty yards off when Hatton put something into his mouth—they were not forty yards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a beadle of Covent-garden market, Burleigh-street-end—on 21st October Driscoll spoke to me and I saw Hatton standing in a doorway, and the other two prisoners and two others constantly coming backwards and forwards to Hatton from eight in the morning till after ten; he gave them something which looked like money from a handkerchief or rag, and they brought vegetables back and put them on the barrow—about ten o'clock I went to the police-office and left Driscoll in my lodge to watch the prisoners—I was away four or five minutes, and when I came back Hatton was in the doorway and the other men also, they all five ran away directly Mr. Brannan appeared, leaving their barrow and all their goods—I fol
<lb/>lowed them and saw Benton throw some halfcrowns on the ground which I picked up—Driscoll took the other two prisoners—I said to Benton, "You shall not throw any more money away"—he said, "I have not thrown any away"—Driscoll gave me this bad halfcrown."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were you from Benton when you saw him throw it away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Further than the length of this Court—there were no other persons about there—a cry of "Stop thief" was raised—the streets are ordered to be cleared by the Board of Works between nine and ten o'clock, and there was hardly anybody there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rothery. Q.</hi> What did you say Hatton gave me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not notice him give you any coin, but you were with the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why do you suppose it was money that was passed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Driscoll told me that money was passed and I had a right to suppose so—I never saw the prisoners before and have no ill-feeling in the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ACKRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi> 15). I was on duty in Bow-street, and received information from Gray—I was in private clothes, but Inspector Brannan was in uniform—I followed Gray down Tavistock-street, towards 1 Burleigh-street to the market, and saw the prisoners standing round a bar row, opposite a doorway—I was about eighteen yards from them, they turned their heads towards us as we came in sight, and all ran away—I was then seven or eight yards from them—I followed Rothery and saw him put two florins in his mouth, he appeared to be choking—he was stopped in Maiden-lane by another officer, and I took him in custody—he swallowed the coins—I found on him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—the other two prisoners were brought to the station—I found on Benton thirteen shillings, three sixpences, and 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper; this bad half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was amongst it; the good money was in his trousers pocket, and the bad in his coat pocket—on Hatton I found two good florins wrapped in paper and a bad halfcrown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you find the halfcrown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Rothery's trousers pocket with other money—I was by his side when he swallowed the money—he remained in the station all night—I told the inspector I had seen him swallow the coin—he was taken, before the Magistrate at about twelve o'clock the same morning and was committed to prison—I gave evidence of his swallowing the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are all these four coins of a different date?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—three of them are, I believe, from different moulds.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-73" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN, JUN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector</hi>). was on duty when Gray gave information—I went with Ackrell towards Covent-garden market, but a dif
<lb/>ferent way—when I got into Burleigh street I saw the prisoner and two other men, who have escaped, standing near a barrow in conversation—they saw me and walked away in the direction of Tavistock-street, and when they got to the corner they commenced to run—I was in uniform—I saw Rothery put his right hand to his mouth—I followed him; he was stopped in Maiden-lane—I came up half a minute afterwards and Ackrell handed me eight shillings, three sixpences, 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and this bad half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw Ackrell search the other two prisoners at the station and take a half-crown from each of their pockets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What dates have the halfcrowns?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two are of 1836, and two of 1825.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five half-crowns are bad, the one found on Hatton and the one found on Benton are from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KENEALEY</hi>. the
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-76" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was twenty-five years: in the police, and am now in the employ of Her Majesty's Mint—on Saturday evening, 21st October, about a quarter to seven o'clock, I went to the prisoner's house, the Swan, 20, Little St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials, with Inspectors West, Brannan, and Fife, and Sergeants Ackrell and house had been under observation since the early part of June—I have known the house eight or nine years—I knew the prisoner by sight before, and found him standing behind the bar—West took him in custody, and took him into a back room—I followed with the other officers, and said that we came then with</p>
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<p>a search warrant signed by one of the Magistrates of Bow-street, to search for counterfeit coin, and asked him whether he had any in his possession—he hesitated and then said, "No."—I said, "You are entitled to have the warrant read to you if think proper"—he said, "There is no occasion, MR. Brannan."—West commenced searching him, and I went outside the bar with Fife to command a view of the inside—I afterwards returned to the prisoner and asked him whether there was a back way out of the premises—he said, "Yes" and I directed the officer to search the back yard—the prisoner entered the yard first, followed by West—I
<hi rend="italic">took</hi> a lantern and saw West go to one closet and then to a second, when he put his hand between the rafters and the tiles and handed me seven packets—I opened one—it contained ten bad shillings, and West opened another—six of the packets contained ten shillings each, and one contained nine—when I opened the packets I said to the prisoner, "This is bad"—he said nothing—I then went outside the bar, and West and Ackrell went up
<lb/>stairs with the prisoner—they did not search him till they returned down
<lb/>stairs—they then searched the bar—there was an elderly female there, and I believe the prisoner's two daughters—one of them handed me a packet containing twelve fragments of counterfeit coin, old and discoloured—she said, "This we have taken in the way of trade"—I said, "Oh, very well"—Ackrell and Elliott searched a little closet behind the bar which she took the fragments from—I heard something drop—the female stood between me and the officers—Ackrell then handed me two bad shillings and Elliott three bad shillings—the females had no bonnets on—they were evidently behind the bar attending to the business—the middle-aged woman attempted to take a packet from Elliott's hand, but did not succeed—he handed it to me, and she said, "
<hi rend="italic">Them</hi> were not there last Saturday fortnight when I cleaned out that place"—they were bad shillings—we all went back into the parlour, and the prisoner said, "Do they correspond in date with those you found in the privy?"—I looked at them, and said, "Yes, some of them"—he said, "Let me look at one of them"—I said, "Certainly, you shall have every indulgence"—he bit it in two; I produce the pieces—he was taken to the station—the coins were wrapped up separately in tissue-paper as counterfeit coin usually is.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you all in plain clothes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; two In
<lb/>spectors were in uniform—the prisoner did not order me out of the bar when I went in, and say that it was private—he has known me for years, and knew me when I was in the police—he did not say, "You are quite welcome to search, I have nothing about
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> premises of which I am ashamed"—when they went upstairs he said to his daughter, "You had better get a candle"—there was no candle in the yard, only the lamp we brought from the station—I do not think we were twenty minutes before we went into the yard—we were not two hours searching—I was only keeping the females under observation—the prisoner was searched, and some gold was taken from him—I did not direct the females to be searched—I did not see them searched—after the money was found in the closet I directed a search to be made of the whole house, and then the prisoner told his daughter to fetch a candle to shew the policemen about the house—I remained in front of the bar, because I saw the old woman concealing a bottle of gin, and the middle-aged female excited my suspicions very much—they were serving the customers—Elliott and Ackrell first searched the bar—I noticed some barrels standing on a shelf—I do not think the female took them down—she put her hand</p>
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<p>behind them, but she stood between me and the officers, and I could not very well see what she did, as her dress was rather extended—the Shelf was twelve or thirteen inches from the floor—I saw no bottles removed from the shelf before the money was found—they were from seven minutes to a quarter of an hour searching all the shelves—the female was between me and them—told her to stand on one side, but she would not, and I said, "What, do you want me to apply force"—I do not mean to say that any of these coins correspond with those found in the privy—they told me that they were taken in the way of business—I did not hear the prisoner make a similar statement—I did not hear one of the females say to Elliott when the coins dropped, "If you found it you put it there"—I do not think the till was searched—every cupboard was searched, and I believe all the drawers were pulled out, but nothing was taken possession of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What sort of place is this closet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a sort of cupboard behind the bar, a shelf where bottles or plates might be put—it is three feet six inches or four feet from the bar to the shelf—when I went in the prisoner was behind the bar, and a woman of thirty, and a girl—they ran about in a very confused state, which caused me to make some remarks—none of the officers searched the bar till they came downstairs again—that is why Fife and I placed ourselves in front of the bar—we have had the house under observation ever since June.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WEST</persName> </hi>. I went with the other officers to the Swan, and saw the prisoner behind the bar—I called him into the back parlour—Inspector Brannan took a warrant out of his pocket, and told him he had a warrant to search his place, as he was suspected of dealing largely in counterfeit coin—it was not read—I found 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, in good money on him—I think he said, "You are at liberty to search my place"—MR. Brannan said, "Have you got a back yard?"—the prisoner went into the yard, and I followed him—Ackrell and Brannan followed us—it was about a quarter to seven o'clock—I had one of our lamps—I searched the closets—in the first I found nothing, but in the second I found seven parcels on the rafters—I saw them by turning on my light, and handed them down—I said, "Here is something looks bad here"—I unfolded one packet, and said, "You see, this is counterfeit coin"—the prisoner made no remark—I took him to a room while the house was searched by Brannan and Ackrell—nothing was found—we were up stairs, I should think, an hour and a half—we then came down into the bar, and Ackrell and Elliott searched the bar—while I had charge of the bar, standing by the parlour door, within the bar I could see Ackrell and Elliott, but could not see what they were doing—two hours or more were occupied—on the way to the station, the prisoner said that it was an unfortunate affair about the coin behind the bar; they had taken a great deal when he first came into business at that house, but he did not remember taking any lately—the charge was read at the station, and he wanted to know whether the dates of the coins found behind the bar corresponded with those found in the closets—we examined them, and Brannan told him that they did—I took some good silver from his pockets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not he say, "You will find nothing on my premises of which I am ashamed?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not remember it—persons can go through the bottle and jug department to the yard where the privy is—a door opens into the yard, and another into the parlour—the yard is a very small place—there are a very few yards between the bottle and jug department and the yard—we were ten minutes or a quarter of an hour</p>
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<p>arching the yard—the prisoner was with me—I did not hear him call to his daughter to fetch a candle when we were going upstairs—I did not see her give Brannan a candle—they were up before me, and I begged the daughter to take up alight—when we came downstairs Brannan asked for the key of a desk, but it could not be found—whether it was afterwards found I do not know—I have seen a shelf with barrels and taps when I have visited the house—I saw the daughter remove some bottles—I did not hear her make any observation when Elliott produced the money—a woman was there with a box which she said had bonnets in it—that box was not searched—I have not compared the dates of the broken coins with those found in the water-closet—the prisoner did not say that it was a complete mystery to him how the third package came there—he said it was an unfortunate affair—I made no note of what he said.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any access to the back yard except behind the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you can go from the parlour or from the front of the bar—any customer can get there if the door is unbolted, but no one can get in except from the house—the door leading into the passage was open, but I did not try at either door when I went into the yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ACKRELL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, M</hi>). I went with the other constables to the prisoner's house, and found him behind the bar—he went first to the back yard with West—I followed, and Brannan stayed at the door—I saw West stand on the seat of the closet and touch the rafters, where he found some packets—he said to the prisoner, "This looks like bad money"—he had a lamp in his hand—Brannan opened the two packets in the prisoner's presence—we searched the house and the bar, and on a shelf behind the bar we found twelve pieces of bad money, which the daughter said she took over the bar in the way of business—as I was handing them to Brannan I heard something drop on the floor from behind—I turned round and picked up two shillings, which I handed to Brannan, who said they were bad—I saw Elliott find three more behind the shelf; also a little parcel containing four more bad shillings, which he handed to Brannan—the shelf was about nine inches from the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you hear the prisoner say, "You are at liberty to search, there is nothing about my premises of which I am ashamed?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I must have heard him if he did—he was loath to go to the yard, Mr. Brannan said, "Have you a back yard," and he said, "This is the way up stairs"—we passed to the yard from the bar parlour door, which was wide open—there is not another entrance to it from the bottle and jug department—any person in the bottle and jug department can walk straight into the yard without passing through the bar-parlour, but they must pass close to the door—there are two doors, but there is only one entrance into the yard—neither of them was fastened—we were, I should say, about two hours and a quarter up stairs, searching—I did not see the woman's bonnet-box searched—the boxes up stairs were searched—I did not hear Brannan say that they were not to let the women go that were in the bar—I did not see any desk, or see the prisoner's daughter produce a key—I had nothing to do with searching the bar-parlour, I was watching the door that no one should come in—I did not examine the shelf before Elliott went there—I took one of the casks off the shelf, and I believe Elliott took the other—the shelf was not shifted; it is a fixture, I believe—when the bottles were taken down, everything on the shelf could be seen—I was about ten minutes searching—I saw nothing on the shelf after the bottles were removed—the third parcel was found on the shelf close by where Elliott was standing—</p>
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<p>that contained four loose shillings and three other shillings—the shelf is two or three yards long—the daughter was coming between us every moment, in the bar—I did not hear her tell Elliott that he had put the bad money there—she did not say it in my hearing, and Elliott and I were side by side—she did not say in my hearing when the third parcel was found, "If you found it there, you put it there."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the shelf divided into compartments?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; each is about a yard long.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 13). I was with the other officers—I was in the parlour while they went into the yard, and upstairs—I was then ordered to search the bar, which I did with sergeant Ackrell—the place behind the bar is about a yard and a half wide, and five or six inches long—I searched a shelf there which is about a foot from the ground—the bar would hide it, if no one was standing in front—I had to go on my knees to search it—I was going to take down a stone jar from the shelf, when the prisoner's daughter said, "I will take it down, if you please"—she did so—I then took some newspapers off the shelf, and two shillings fell at my feet—Ackrell picked them up, and the daughter said, "That is all you will find, and no doubt they were taken in the same way as the others were"—I suppose she meant the broken pieces—I continued my search, and found three loose shillings on the same shelf—on another shelf, between two stone jars, I found a paper packet containing four shillings separately rapped in paper, which I banded to Brannan—as I did so, the prisoner's daughter's hand and mine went to Mr. Brannan's at the same time; our hands met—I believe she spoke to Brannan, but I did not hear what she said—I found a purse on the same shelf, containing three Hanover medals.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did they get into the yard from the bar, or from the bar-parlour?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They passed through the bar—I did not hear the prisoner tell his daughter to fetch a candle—I did not see any light when they came in from the yard, only the gas-light—I remained in the bar-parlour all the time the officers were upstairs searching—we were there an hour and a half or two hours—I did not see the daughter fetch a key to open the desk—I did not see the desk opened and searched—I looked into the box of a woman—it contained some children's bonnets, and some ribbon—I told the woman she had better wait and see Mr. Brannan before she went, and she said, "We had better wait and see it out"—we were about five minutes searching the shelf—I cannot say whether the daughter was helping to pass the coins to Brannan when she put her hands out—I do not think she tried to seize the parcel—she said, "If you found it there, you put it there"—that was in reference to the first two shillings—she was very calm and cool—Ackrell could hear her say that, I suppose.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When they fell, did she say, "That is all right, you will not find any more?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she immediately added, "If you found them there, you put them there"—she made no observation about the other two shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FYFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, G</hi>). I went with the other officers to the prisoner's house—I remained in the bar all the time—I did not search it—I saw the prisoner's daughter take down one cask, and Elliott took down another—I did not see him remove the shelf—two shillings fell on the floor—Ackrell picked them up, and Elliott took up some loose shillings and a paper packet—they fell on the floor from the shelf, as he removed the purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In front of the bar—I could see perfectly clear all he was doing—the landlord's daughter put out her</p>
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<p>hand to the packet, but I do not think she intended to take it—I saw no resistance offered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This packet, found behind the bar, contains nine bad shillings—one is of 1816, four of 1853, and four of 1858—these seven packets of shillings found in the closet, are all bad—I have taken out only one packet containing nine, and compared them with these I have spoken of before—there are two of 1816 of one mould, and the same mould as the first; one of 1853 from the same mould as the four in the first packet, and six of 1858, all of the same mould as the three in the first packet—I did not go further than that for moulds, but can do so—I have examined the others and find they are bad, but have not examined them as to the moulds—I never see a coin until I am called into the witness-box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate</hi>,—"I was not aware that anything of the kind was on my premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession with intent to utter it; to which Palmer.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-84" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HITCHCOCK</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother, who keeps the Norfolk Arms, Essex-street, Islington—on 12th October, Ford came in for half-a-quartern of shrub, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I noticed that it was bad, and passed it to Allen, who gave it back to me—Ford said that he took it at his barrow the night before when he was drunk—he then paid me with twopence and left—the half-crown was bad, and had a scratch on the neck—the date was 1819—I saw some half-crowns produced at the police-court—it was not one of those.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-85" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the Norfolk Arms—I was present when the prisoner came in—Hitchcock gave the half-crown to me—I marked it, gave it back to him, and told the prisoner it was bad—I asked him where he got it; he said, at his stall the night before, when he was drunk—I saw Hitchcock give it back to Ford—he left, and I followed him about sixty or seventy yards—he went up Church-street and joined Palmer—he was on the same Bide of the road as she was, but she crossed, and he crossed to her, and they went on together to the Cleveland-road—he left her standing while he went over into the Mitre—he was only a minute or so there—he came out and she crossed the road to him—they then walked together towards the Downham-road—a constable who was with me all the time, apprehended them—Ford was then slightly in advance of Palmer—he passed Palmer, touched Ford on the shoulder, and then seized Palmer, and handed Ford over to a gentleman who is not here—Palmer held her left hand very tight, but the constable succeeded at last in getting it open, and I saw a paper drop into the constable's hand—he said, "You see how many pieces"—I said, "How many?"—he said, "Four"—I saw four half-crowns in the paper—one was of 1819, but the others were different.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ford. Q.</hi> Did not you say before the Magistrate that I went some distance down the Essex-road, and then the woman crossed to join me?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have not said three distinct times that the woman crossed to you and joined you—she did join you—I heard no conversation between you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see them cross the road two or three times?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, three times—I can't say that they were talking, bat they were in company.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 544). On Thursday afternoon, 12th October, Allen called me—I went down the Cleveland-road, and saw the prisoners walking shoulder to shoulder towards the Downham-road—I drew back till they turned the corner—I then went to the corner, and they had I crossed the Southgate-road into the Kingsland-road, where Ford left Palmer, crossed the road, and went into the Mitre—Palmer stopped, looking in the direction he had gone, and when he came out, she crossed over to him—they walked on several paces—Palmer turned her head and saw me, and Ford went on in front—I passed Palmer, tapped Ford on the shoulder, and said, "I shall take you into custody for attempting to pass bad money"—he said, "I know nothing of it"—Palmer's right hand was partly closed—I caught hold of it, and said, "What have you got there?" she said, "I shall not tell you"—I tried to force it open; she held it very tight, and I could not succeed—Allen came up, and he tried—I told her I should take her for being concerned with the man in passing bad money—she said, "I do not know him"—I told Mr. Shaw, who was close at hand, to take Ford, and I took Palmer—I pressed my thumb on the back of her hand till she asked me to Release it—I said, "If you will give me what you have got, I will"—she Opened her hand, and dropped these four half-crowns into mine—they were wrapped up, just sufficient to separate them—I held my hand out, and said, "You see how many"—she made no reply—I examined them at the station, they were bad—I marked them—I found on Ford 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—I also received 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers from the female searcher.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ford. Q.</hi> You told me, before the Magistrate, that you heard no com
<lb/>munication between us?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never heard you speak—it is quite possible that you may not have known her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you them in view the whole time, except in Church-road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—they were walking together, but Ford was some—I times in front and sometimes Palmer—they walked ten or twelve paces before Palmer saw me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEBSTER</hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ford's Defence.</hi> I think it a very hard thing for me to walk along the streets and be accused of being in this woman's company, when none of the witnesses can say that there was any communication between us. Why should I pay half-a-crown, when I had small money in my possession? The half-crown was not found upon me, and yet I was never seen to throw it away.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FORD</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-13-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18651120-13-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-18651120 t18651120-13-punishment-14"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OSCAR KINGSTON</hi> (27)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-88" type="given" value="CATHERINE ANNIE"/>CATHERINE ANNIE PENFOLD</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Charing Cross Res
<lb/>taurant—on 26th October, about a quarter before 4 o'clock, the prisoner came for some brandy, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he gave me a crown—I took it to our manager, who said that it was bad—he fetched a detective, and I pointed out the prisoner, who said, "Let me pay for what I have had"—he gave a half-sovereign, and I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you been barmaid there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only six months—I served the prisoner with four penny worth of brandy, not</p>
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<p>half a quartern—nothing was said about the price—I had to leave him for a minute or two, while I spoke to the manager—there was another young woman in the bar—there were several persons outside the bar when I left it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-89" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PIGOTT</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the refreshment rooms at Charing Cross Station—I was at the bar taking cash, but not where I could see the prisoner—the last witness handed me a bad crown—I went for a detective, marked it, and gave it to him—he went round to the bar, and I went through the Restaurant to the bar, and asked the prisoner if he had given a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece to pay for what he had had—he said, "Yes"—Toby showed it to him, and said, "Is this the one you gave her"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "It is a bad one"—he said, "Is it? I was not aware of it"—I said, "Have you got any more"—he said, "No"—he took out his purse and gave the barmaid a half-sovereign—I told her to give him change—I said, "From whom did you take it"—he said, "From Mr. Jones, a commercial traveller, who has now gone into the country, and I do not know where to find him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you away ten minutes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, about three minutes—there was not the slightest hesitation in his voice or manner—Toby said, "You had better come with me to Bow-street," and I went—we waited a considerable time, during which the prisoner begged me not to press the charge, as he was a poor man, and had only been up from Bristol three days—half a quartern of brandy generally comes to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. but we sell it at 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a glass.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-90" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-90" type="surname" value="TOBY"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-90" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TOBY</persName> </hi>. I am a constable employed at the Charing Cross Hotel—on 26th October Mr. Pigott sent for me—I went one way to the bar and he went the other—I said to the prisoner, "Do you know you have passed this bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece"—he said, "I did not know it was bad"—he wanted me to give it to him, but I gave it to Mr. Pigott—the barmaid said, "You have not paid for the brandy"—he asked the price—she said 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered a half-sovereign and she gave him the change—I was not satisfied that he knew it was bad—I went into Villiers-street, and saw Inspector Brannan, and took him with me—we found the prisoner in a coffee-shop in Duke-street—we fetched him out and took him back again—we searched him, but not very carefully, and, in Villiers-street, I saw that he had something in his mouth; I could see the edge of some coins, and found it was three shillings—I seized him by the throat; but we were obliged to let him go, or he would have been strangled, and he swallowed what he had—MR. Pigott charged him—we went to the station, and I found on him 9
<hi rend="italic">a.</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I believe a doctor was sent for after I was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was not he searched at the Charing Cross establish
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but at the public-house bar we looked into his pockets, though not very carefully—I searched him in Brannan's presence—I joined the police in '57, and am a reserve man—I am employed by the Charing Cross Railway Company—persons were passing by when he put his band to his mouth in Villiers-street—I seized him at once—he went from the Charing Cross bar down Villiers-street, between Brannan and me"; but I was not to take him in charge, if he had not put money into his mouth—he was not in custody then—he was confined in a private cell to see whether he had swallowed coin; but bad money will dissolve—I do not know whether his evacuations were examined—I mentioned the act of swallowing to Sergeant Tompson, who took the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-91" type="surname" value="BRANNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-91" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector</hi>). I was on duty in Villiers street—Toby</p>
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<p>told me something, and pointed out the prisoner to me in a coffee-house in Duke-street—I said to him, "I am given to understand that you uttered a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.-piece at the Charing Cross Hotel"—he said, "I did not know it was bad"—I said, "You will have to come back with us"—we took him into a public-house—I assisted Toby in searching him—I left no bad money in the pockets I searched—the prisoner walked between us—we had not hold of him, and when we got about twenty yards from the public-house, he put his hand to his mouth, and attempted to swallow something—Toby seized him by the throat; he struggled and held down his head; he turned black in the face, and blood came oozing from his mouth—I said, "Let him go, you will strangle him"—I took him to the refreshment rooms, and was then obliged to leave, as I was engaged in a case at the police-court—the prisoner afterwards complained of pains at the pit of the stomach, and I said to the doctor, "I think he has swallowed bad money"—the doctor said that, if he gave him an emetic to make him sick, the coins might choke him—he was kept in a private cell, and a pan was used, but nothing was found—he was only watched during the night—he said something to the doctor about diarrhoea and
<hi rend="italic">prolapsus ani.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 158). I produce a counterfeit crown which I received from Toby.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-93" type="given" value="CATHERINE ANNIE"/>CATHERINE ANNIE PENFOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is the crown the prisoner gave me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DORTNELL</hi> (41)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18651120-15-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-96" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-96" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ALLARDYCE</persName> </hi>. I keep a baker's-shop, at 88, Mary-street, Hamp
<lb/>stead-road—on 2d October the prisoner came to my shop about a quarter to 9 in the evening—he asked for a quartern loaf—it came to 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a crown—I gave him the change and he left with the loaf—I kept the crown in my baud, examined it with my man, and found it was bad—my man went after the prisoner and brought him back—I said he had given me a bad crown—he said that he did not know it—he had no more money—I sent for a constable, and gave him into custody with the crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-97" type="surname" value="GOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 368). I took the prisoner on 2d October—I received a crown from the last witness—I searched the prisoner—no money was found on him—I took him before the Magistrate—he was remanded and discharged on the 5th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-98" type="given" value="THOMAS FRANCIS"/>THOMAS FRANCIS STONELAKE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist of Packington-street, Islington—on 31st October, about half-past 7, the prisoner came to my house—he asked for an ounce of shag and a penny evening paper—they came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a crown—I told him it was bad—he denied know
<lb/>ing it—I questioned him—he did not give me a very satisfactory account, and I gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-99" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOULES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 452). I took the prisoner—I searched him at the station and found a farthing on him—I received a counterfeitcoin from the last witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18651120-15-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-18651120 t18651120-15-punishment-15"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY TILL</hi> (34)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def3-16-18651120" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY RAPER</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18651120-16-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18651120-16-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RAPER.
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-104" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA MORTON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Farringdon-road Railway-station refreshment-rooms—on 27th October, about 6.30 in the evening, Phillips came for a glass of stout, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she tendered me a florin—I told her it was bad—she paid me 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., that was all she had—I took it, kept the florin, and gave it to the manager—Till came in shortly afterwards for a glass of stout, and gave me a bad florin—she wanted me to give it to her back—I would not do so, but gave it to the manager—she did not drink the stout—I pointed her out to Mr. Duback, and she was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Till.</hi> I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the stout and drank it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DUBACK</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the refreshment-rooms, Farringdon-road station—on 27th October the last witness gave me two florins—I went out and followed Till as far as the corner of Farringdon-road—she joined the other two prisoners, who were standing outside the City Arms—they talked together for about five minutes, and then Raper and Till crossed the road—Phillips followed them, and they all went into the Blue Anchor—I called a policeman—I did not go in, but I saw them all three inside drinking—I waited till they left, and pointed them out to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did you do with the first coin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I put it in my pocket—I had other coin there of the same description—I kept the second coin in my hand—the Blue Anchor is on the same side of the way, about thirty or forty yards further on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the first florin that was given to you bent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had no other bent florin in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-106" type="surname" value="TRAFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY TRAFFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi> 231). I was on duty in Farringdon-street, and was called by Duback into the Blue Anchor—I found the three prisoners there drinking—Till came out first, and the other two followed—I told Till she was charged with passing a bad florin at the Metropolitan refreshment department—she said, "What do you mean?"—I said, "That is what I mean"—she pointed to Raper and said, "That is my brother-in-law, he gave it to me"—he was in advance of her—she said Phillips was her sister-in-law—I took them to the refreshment-rooms, and thence to the station, where they were all put in the dock, and stood touching each other—Till gave me a purse, and said, "There is a packet in this purse wrapped up, which contains money, which was given to me by my brother in-law (pointing to Raper) to keep for him till to-morrow, the loose money is my own"—I opened it, and found a packet containing six florins and a half-crown, separately wrapped in tissue-paper, which were bad; three good shillings, and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—Raper said he knew nothing about it—I gave it to the sergeant—5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on Phillips, and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Raper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Can you say whether Raper heard the observation the woman made in the Farringdon-road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot—when she said that she received the counterfeit money from him he said that he knew nothing about it—no bad money was found on Raper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). I was with Trafford in plain clothes—Till came out of the Blue Anchor first—I took hold of Phillips and Raper—I heard Trafford speak to Till, and in consequence of what he said I stopped Till, and said to Raper, "This woman is charged with passing bad money at the Underground Railway, and says that you gave it to her"—he said, "What of it?"—I said, "Is that all the explanation you have to give?"—he said, "I never gave it to her"—I said, "Do you know this woman?"—he said, "Yes," and that he met them in High Holborn, Oxford-street end, and walked with them to the public-house in Farringdon-street,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for—I took him to the railway-station, and then to the police-station—Phillipe put his hand to his mouth going along, and another officer and—I took hold of his throat to prevent his swallowing, but I thought we should strangle him, and let go—he swallowed it—I found 6d on Raper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say he said, "What of it"—did not he say, "I am certain I did not "or" It is no such thing?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he immediately afterwards said, "I never gave it to her."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 9). I produce a packet containing six florins and half-crowns, all bad—I received it from Till.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 200). I have known Raper and Till eighteen months or two years—they live two doors from me at Wicklow-street—Hill used to represent herself as Raper's wife, and Phillips represented herself as his sister or sister in-law—I have often seen them together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you present at the Police-court when the landlady of the house where Till lived was a witness?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she flatly contradicted me, but she only said that I was mistaken about the woman living with the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These six florins and this half-crown are all bad—these two florins are bad, and from the-same mould—one of the six is from the same mould as these two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phillips' Defence.</hi> It is the first time I have been in trouble; I did not know they were bad. The money found in my purse I received when I pledged something, and the counterfeit money I took in change somewhere.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Till's Defence.</hi> I did not know the money was bad, it was given to me by my friend.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18651120-16-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*†—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-113" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BELL</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter out of employ—on 13th November, about 11.30 in the morning I saw the prisoner and another man near Westminster Abbey, going towards the bridge—they went on board a steamboat—I went on board with them, and got out at London-bridge—I followed them to St. Martin's-le-Grand, and the man not in custody went into a shop—I can't say whether it was a cigar-shop or a pastrycook's—the prisoner stood on the opposite side, by the General Post-office—when the other man came out he joined the prisoner—they went to Jewin-street, Aldersgate, where I saw the prisoner pass something to the other man—I was about 200 yards from them—I still followed them—the one not in custody went into a butcher's shop, in Noble-street—the prisoner remained outside—I went into the shop and spoke to the money-taker—they held one man and let the other man go—he went out of the shop, but in a different direction to where the prisoner was standing—I went out, and saw the prisoner standing at the top of Noble-street, but not in the same place as I had left the man not in custody—I went to him, and said that he was in company with a man who had just gone in—he said that he was a commercial traveller.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where were you employed last?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the custom-house—I am not a tide-waiter, but wait in the refreshment-room there—I was there four or five months—my master did not turn me out, I resigned—since that I have been living on my means—I got 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a-week and my board as a waiter—I was not acting under instructions when I followed these men—it is not the first time I have been the means of people being taken into custody—I was so nearly five years ago, when a man was stopped by a City-constable with some wool—I was asked if I had seen it, and I said I had—that was quite by accident—I have not been about with constables lately for the purpose of detecting crime—I have spoken to them—when I picked up the tobacco-pouch I said, "Here it is," I believe, and the constable looked round.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you have been been occasionally employed to assist the detectives?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. On 13th November I was in Mr. Fisher's shop, a butcher, in Noble-street—the prisoner's friend, who was in there, went out, and I followed him—I saw a pouch drop from the right leg of the prisoner's trouser's, over an area—Bell picked it up, and gave it to the constable—I saw it opened; it contained five half-crowns and four florins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How near were you to the prisoner when you saw it fall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About half a yard—I said, "Here is something"—I will undertake to say that I drew the prisoner's attention to it, but Bell picked it up—the prisoner saw it, for it was handed over his shoulder to the constable—there were only one or two children about—I said to the prisoner, "This came out of the leg of your trousers"—I think I said that before the Magistrate—I am not a detective—I am a fancy-box maker, and have been thirteen years in one place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 100). I took the prisoner, and told him it was for being concerned with another in uttering bad coin—he said that he could prove his innocence and respectability, and he should make Bell prove his words—I told Bell to keep behind him, to see if he dropped anything—the prisoner called out; I went to speak to him, and Bell stooped down and said in the prisoner's hearing, "Here is a tobacco-pouch come out of the leg of his trousers"—the prisoner said, "What is that you say? very likely you dropped it yourself"—it was handed to me—I examined it at the station—it contained five bad half-crowns, and four florins, each separately wrapped in paper—an imitation watch and chain, a shilling locket, a purse, containing a pawn-ticket and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. were found in his pocket—the outside part of the seam of his right trousers leg was torn away, so that he could drop the pouch down his leg without drawing his hand out of his pocket—his hand and all could go through—his hands were in his pockets till he got to Fore-street—he gave his address, "Westmorland-place, City-road," which is false.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the pouch drop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—Bell spoke first, he said, "Here it is"—he had just picked it up—Bell was the first of the witnesses who went into the station—I had to call Smith in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five crowns are all bad:</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-18-18651120 t18651120-18-punishment-19"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<lb/>ing 1 watch the property of
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">wednesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1865.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
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<lb/>ing from his person 7
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Pre
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">The Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-125" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PACEY</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 6, Windsor-court, Strand—on 31st October, between eleven arid twelve o'clock at night, I was at the Horse and Groom, Bedfordbury—I bad been drinking and had occasion to go to the stable-yard close by, where I was struck by some one and fell on the ground—come-one picked me up, and after that I have no recollection—there were four or five men there—the prisoner was one of them—I was unconscious and do not know what they did to my pockets—I was under the impression that I had money, but I could not have had any, for a friend informs me that I paid what I had to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you since ascertained that you were, not robbed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should say not, I paid debt with the money—I might have had a shilling or two, but I cannot swear it as I was drunk
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you a watch and chain?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I left them in charge of the publican.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATEE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Green in custody When you gave evidence be
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I caught hold of hold when he took my watch, held him for ten minutes, and gave him in custody, but he got away from the constable—the prisoners were strangers to me; Green had a cap on, this was Sunday—I saw him again on the tuesday night at station—he was the same man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">McCormack. Q.</hi> Had you been turned out of a public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was sober—you were sideways to me when I caught hold of you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you quite sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw McCormack come back; he took his coat off and wanted to make a disturbance amongst those who were holding Green—I came down in time to see the prisoner struggling with two men; it took place close to my street door—I had the men some time under my view—I never looked at Green; he was being held by my neighbours.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCormack. Q.</hi> Do you say that I came back to rescue Green?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You came back and pulled off your coat, but the instant a constable came you ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-131" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CLOUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was on duty in George-street, Chelsea, about quarter past eleven, and saw Green held by Page, who gave him in custody to Benson, and charged him with stealing his watch—Page gave me a description of McCormack and I took him at half-past twelve at his father's, and took him to Page, who said, "That is the man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there a great crowd?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Page knew what he was about—I observed no signs of drink—the prisoners are not strangers to me—Page was eight or nine yards from me when I came up from Mr. Smith's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-132" type="given" value="PATRICK JOHN"/>PATRICK JOHN BENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a professor of fencing and gymnastics—about ten minutes to eleven on Sunday night a person called my attention to a disturbance in George-street—I went there and saw Page holding Green by the collar—Page gave me a watch and said that he picked it up in the road while he had hold of Green—Green was given into my custody, but on the way to the station some one ran between him and me and separated us, and Green ran away—I ran after him, calling, "Stop thief!" Sergeant Parkins of the B division ran round the corner of Union-street, knocked me into the road and Green escaped—I had seen him outside the Crown that Sunday evening I next saw him on the Tuesday night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did Page say that Green had taken his watch out of his pocket and thrown it into the middle of the road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Green denied it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCormack. Q.</hi> Did you see me in the crowd?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.
<hi rend="italic">McCormack's Defence.</hi> I was never a thief though I have been once or twice in prison for being drunk. I only went over when I saw the crowd because this man and I had been fighting, and I thought he had been fighting again; the police were not there when I pulled my coat off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-135" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor, and board at 136, St. George's-street—yesterday morning, between one and two o'clock, I was near the London Hospital, and the prisoner hit me on the side of my face but did not hurt me—he then tried to seize the handkerchief off my neck, but I resisted him—he walked away up the street, and I walked down the street—a few minutes afterwards he came again with this large stone (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had had about four glasses of ale between seven and eight o'clock, and this was a little after one—I did not say, "Pick me up and take me to the Sailors' Home"—I do not live there, and was never there in my life.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 487). Between one and two o'clock yesterday morning, I was near the London Hospital, and saw Holmes pass the end of the street I was in—the prisoner followed him partly on tiptoe—I heard a heavy fall on the 'pavement, hastened to the spot, and saw the prisoner standing over Holmes, in the act of taking this handkerchief from his neck—it was tied loosely, and he slipped it over the prosecutor's head—I took the prisoner with the handkerchief in his hand—Holmes, who was lying on the ground groaning, gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you see me run across the road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, after the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see anything of the stone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Holmes got up, picked it up, and said, "This is what be has done it with; he struck me on the leg"—the prisoner said that he had not done it; he was coming along, the old gentleman ran against him, and he fell on the pavement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-137" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is my handkerchief—the prisoner took it from my neck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> "I was two or three doors past my father-in-law's house, when I saw the gentleman fall. I ran across and helped him up; his handkerchief was hanging over his shoulder. I asked him where he lived, and he asked me to take him home. The constable came and caught hold of me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-24-18651120 t18651120-24-punishment-24"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Bramwell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 270) On the 20th of October, about a quarter to seven in the evening, I was on duty in the Euston-road, at the corner of Brook-street—it was just getting dark—I saw the prisoner driving a pony-cart at the rate of about seven miles an hour—he was whipping the pony—at the time he turned the corner an omnibus was passing, going towards paddington—the prisoner turned to the right, in the same direction—he continued whipping the pony, endeavouring to pass the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the woman attempt to cross?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the first I saw of her was in the middle of the road—the omnibus was then about half a dozen yards from her—the omnibus was going at a moderate rate; I should say about four miles an hour—I did not notice the pony tumble—when he came out of Brook-street the omnibus was perhaps half a dozen yards behind, and it gradually got in front of the cart—the cart then came slowly after it and got in front of it, and the prisoner commenced whipping his horse again—at the time the accident happened the omnibus horses were close to the back of the cart, almost touching—there were a great many vehicles passing up and down the road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am an omnibus driver, and live at 18, Vincent-terrace, Islington—on the 20th October I was driving an omnibus in the Euston Road, from a quarter to ten minutes to seven in the evening—I saw the deceased on the opposite side of the road, about to cross—she crossed behind a railway van which was coming down on the opposite side to me—I was going to Brompton—the prisoner's pony and cart came by me rather sharp, and instead of keeping in the middle of the road, he kept whipping his pony to come on the near side, and he very nearly hit my horses in going by—he was going at the rate of from six to seven miles an hour—it was not going at that pace all along, but by his whipping the pony it made a spring just there, and the woman was knocked down—she would have got out of my way if she had not been knocked down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he on his proper side of the road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but he ought to have kept in the middle, in a direct line after passing me; instead of that he drew in to his near side—three railway vans passed and got behind me—I do not think the last had got by when the accident happened—it was my omnibus that went over the woman; my pole did not strike her; it was the shaft of the cart—I had no time to pull up, and I had no room to pull in nearer the kerb—it was moonlight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Suppose your omnibus had not been there, would the woman have been knocked down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she would have had plenty of time to clear me—it was what I should call rather a careless piece of driving on the prisoner's part, to cut so close ahead of my horses—he was certainly wrong in the pace he was going at—I saw his pony stumble, or make a sort of a
<hi rend="italic">tige</hi>, and he fetched it a cut with the whip which made the pony fly to the near side—that was the cause of his going ahead of me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-142" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of Elizabeth Griffiths—I saw her in University Hospital on the night of the accident—I had seen her alive and well at dinner-time that day, about half-past 1.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BISHOP</hi> (22)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651120-26-offence-1 t18651120-name-145"/>Esther Hawes</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BISHOP</hi> </persName> was again indicted
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES McNEILLY</hi> (31)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18651120-28-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> for Embezzlement.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-148" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SHERWILL</persName> </hi>. I am book-keeper to Messrs. Jacques and Som
<lb/>mersby of Milk-street, watchmakers—the prisoner was in their service as town traveller, for four or five months, at a salary of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—his duties were to take out a certain quantity of goods in the morning to toil, I and bring back at night what he did not sell, and give an Account of what he had sold, to me, Mr. Jacques, or Mr. Sommersby—he accounted to me for six silver watches, sold to a Mr. Medlock—he told me he had sold them—it was his duty to pay the money over at the same time—he did not account to me on 21 at August for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. received from Mr. Medlock—he did not tell me anything about it then, or subsequently—on 23rd August he did not give me an account of a sale to Mr. Attenborough of six silver watches for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he never at any time told me of that sale, or accounted to me for the receipt of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on 23rd October he told me of the sale of one silver watch to Mr. Attenborough for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he paid me that sum—that was all he gave me—about a fortnight after that he was given into custody—I made entries in the books—he saw me make those entries, and saw what I put down—I wrote in the book from his dictation—I am quite sure he never accounted to me for those sums I have named.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have told us he accounted to you for the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the 21st, and you entered it in your book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have the book here (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I do not know the number or kind of watches that he took out every morning—he only accounts to me or Mr. Jacques or Mr. Som
<lb/>mersby for the watches he has sold, to no one else—I don't know what watches he took out on 21st—he told me the sales he had made when he came back that evening—these are not all entries of his sales—there is another traveller, and some of the sales are made at the warehouse—his would be entered anywhere when he came in—he might come in the middle of the day and account, or he might not—the prosecutors did something in watches before the prisoner came into their service—I don't know how much—I have only been there since July—a great many watches went through the prisoner's bands—we have had two or three thousand watches—I think it was about 12 o'clock—it is possible fur me to make errors and mistakes in my book, of course—I receive the money sometimes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-149" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SOMMERSBY</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Mr. Jacques, as watchmakers—the prisoner was in our service—subsequently to 21st August, or upon that date, he did not account to me for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. received from Mr. Medlock, or on 22d for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Attenborough—he accounted to me in October for one sum of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. only—on 24th October, I think, from something that came to my knowledge, I said to the prisoner, "I have some doubt about your conduct, in consequence of not finding your samples</p>
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<p>correct; what watches have you sold to Messrs. Attenborough?"—he said, "Only one"—I said, "I have made inquiries and I find that you have sold three, two of which you have not accounted for"—he then said it was quite correct, he had sold one to them of ours, but the other two were his own property—I said, "It is very singular that you should sell watches on your own account, and we paying you a salary for selling for us"—I then told him I should inquire further into it—he then went away—on the afternoon of the next day, the 25th, he came to me in rather an impertiment manner and threw this paper to me, and said, "That is the invoice for the goods that I sold to Messrs. Attenborough on Monday last."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had he to pay money to you, or to Mr. Jacques, or to Mr. Sherwill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—MR. Harrison was our traveller—he is not with us now—if the prisoner paid ready money we entered it in a ready-money book, and, if it was an account open, we entered it in the day-book—he hands the money over in my presence to our book-keeper, who enters it in the cash-book—he does not pay the money personally to me—if the book-keeper was not present, I should enter it myself—I swear most distinctly that he did not pay me the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in August in Harrison's presence—we had never done business with Messrs. Medlock before—that was the reason he paid cash—the prisoner never paid me money received from a Mr. Williamson, or from a Mr. Harris, that I know of—if he did they are entered in the books—I know the name of Poyle—I have no recollection of his paying me three guineas in August, or in July 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received from a Mr. Collier—ha paid Poyle's money, there is no doubt about that—I don't find the amount of 68
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. paid in July in the books—I find an amount, on 29th July, of 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on the 17th 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. both received from the prisoner—he gave us no name—I saw Mr. Poyle, and I found that he had paid the prisoner a cheque, but that cheque he never brought us—he paid us the money—I really cannot tell you whether it was 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I cannot find any other sum paid by Poyle—there is an entry in the day-book of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 21st. August, placed to Messrs. Medlock and Ellis' debit, and on that day the prisoner received that amount and did not pay it in—if it had been paid, it would have been entered in the ready-money book, not in this book at all—he has paid several sums on account of Spinks and Sons—I don't see the amount of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the books paid by Spinks in September—I can't say whether he paid it—I don't know the name of Gibbs—there is no entry here of 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on account of Gibbs—I cannot swear that he did not, in July, pay me 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on account of Baker, but if he did, I think it would be entered here—Mr. Jacques is here—the prisoner has increased our business, no doubt, ft little—i imagine it was by means of his own connection—we have not opened accounts with his customers, because we do not know them sufficiently—what be has done has been more a ready-money trade—I never heard before we gave him into custody that he had gone to Mr. Rawlins and requested him not to give us credit for goods—such a thing was never intimated—I know Mr. Rawlins quite well—he is a customer—we had goods delivered last week by him—we buy of him—he did not come to our place two or three days before the prisoner left and say that he had requested him not to trust us with goods—some time before the prisoner left I told him that we could not afford to give him that salary of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I never heard before I gave him into custody that he was going into some other employment—he has paid me as much as 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a time, and it has been entered by our book-keeper, "from McNeilly 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>." for so many watches, without giving the names of the persons to whom the watches were sold—when he came home, on 21st August, he gave this account, "six silver</p>
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<p>watches sold to Messrs. Davis and Co. of Soho, at 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I don't think I can tell you how many he took out on that day—I don't appear to have the account of the goods he took out—I have looked at it—that was the cause of my suspicion—his samples were wrong—one morning the had six watches more than he ought to have had, and he accounted for it by saying that he supposed he had taken them off the counter accidentally—I have an attorney in this case—he booked what he took out in a book which he kept himself—I had a memorandum which was kept till the evening and then thrown away—when he came home we took back the goods from him, and then we were satisfied—there was no entry made of what goods were brought back, only of what were sold—we did not always enter the names of the cash customers—he paid two items in on 21st August, one with a name and the other without.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He took out a certain number of watches in the morn
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he returned in the evening and accounted to us for what he had taken out—the credit customers were entered in this book, and the cash Customers were sometimes given to us in the lump—on 21st August there ought to have been an extra 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. paid in to what there was from Messrs. Medlook.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He gave to you as a credit transaction, what in point of fact was a cash transaction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; instead of handing us over the money he gave in the name, and it was entered as a credit transaction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-150" type="surname" value="JACQUES"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-150" type="given" value="GUSTAVE"/>GUSTAVE JACQUES</persName> </hi>. I am a Swiss, and am a partner in the firm of Gustavo Jacques and Co.—Mr. Sommersby is the Co.—the prisoner did not, on 21st August, or subsequently, account to me for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. received from Mr. Medlock—on 22d August, or subsequently, he did not account to me for a sum of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for property Bold to Mr. Attenborough, but in our ready-money book I saw an item of six, watches sold to a person under the name of Jennings, and I believe those six watches are the watches sold to Mr. Attenborough, and I believe he accounted to the office for those. not to me personally—I cannot say whether he accounted to me on 23d October for any property sold to Mr. Attenborough; if he did it mutt be in the books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Would you make the entry in the books if he paid you the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Sherwill would or me, or Mr. Sommersby—some
<lb/>times I made an entry myself but generally the book-keeper would do it—I have no recollection one way or the other, apart from the books, whether I was paid any of these sums or not—I don't recollect suggesting to the prisoner to call upon Medlock—he must have accounted for the six watches I mentioned one way or the other, and it is because of that, that I believe that the watches sold to Jennings are those which Mr. Attenborough had.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651120-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-151" type="surname" value="LEVI"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-151" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LEVI</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker in Bishopsgate-street—on 25th October the prisoner came and asked me for two watches on approbation, sale, or return—I gave him this invoice (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I dated it the 17th at his request—I see the error of it now—these are the two watches (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) that I let him have—I knew him before as a traveller, and I had laid out about 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of the firm through him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you recollect the prisoner telling you that he had sold two watches to Mr. Attenborough, on one of the prosecutor's invoices? and that he wanted to put watches of the same kind back into stock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I committed an act of folly in ante-dating the invoice—I did it as a matter of business accommodation, I thought he was a respectable man—I don't know whether he was buying the watches on his own account or for</p>
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<p>the firm—I should suppose, by his putting his name on the invoice that they were for himself; I did not sell them to him—I had the transaction with him personally.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651120-name-152" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-152" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MEDLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Mr. Ellis, at 19, Upper Gloucester-street—on 21st August I purchased six silver Watches front the prisoner; there are the invoices that Were given to me—I paid the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at that time, and he gave me this receipt—it is in his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-153" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18651120-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Attenborougb, of 199, Cam
<lb/>berwell-road—on 32d August I bought six silver watches of the prisoner—the invoice he gave me—I paid him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at that time—on 23d August I bought one watch for 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and two for two guineas, and on 23d October I bought three other watches, making altogether 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid the prisoner for them and he gave me these receipts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner on 2d November, at his private residence—I searched him at the station and found these three silver watches upon him (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you ask him the next morning where he got the watches from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and he told me he had bought them of a friend, Mr. Levi, of Bishopsgate-street, and that Mr. Levi had the invoice—he also said, "I anticipated this; Mr. Sommersby has done this through enmity towards me, I will make him suffer for it; it is the worst thing they ever did for themselves."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi> (to Joseph Sommersby).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner give you references when he came into your service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; to Sydney Smith and co., Long-lane, John Wallace, Milk-street, and Rawlins, Lilliput-lane—I never made Inquiries of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651120-name-155" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MEDLOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). this account Was sent to me about a month afterwards by the prosecutors.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I made out this account, because it was entered in the book and sent it to Mr. Medlock.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of stealing the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners'</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of the
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 98). The prisoner was given into my custody on 11th November by the last witness—this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was given to me by Gare—at the station-house I searched him, and found this half-crown and these three shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) they are all bad—6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 6 1/2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin, and I gave him 4
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