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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-2" type="given" value="CHANCERY"/>CHANCERY LANE</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, December 18th, 1865, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN,
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-3" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon Sir
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-4" type="given" value="COLIN"/>COLIN BLACKBURN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE</hi> Esq.; Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-6" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-11" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-12" 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="t18651218-name-13" 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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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PHILLIPS, MAYOR. SECOND 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, December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUTLER RIGBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Dr. Hunter, of Upper Seymour-street, as hall-porter—I know the prisoners—on Thursday, 2d November, Jones came there about ten minutes to 1—he was then alone—Merrick came about half an hour afterwards—when Jones came, he asked me if he could see Dr. Hunter—I told him he was engaged; if he would wait, he could see him in his turn—I showed him into the waiting-room, and he was there when Merrick arrived—Dr. Hunter was still engaged, and unable to see them—Jones said he could not wait any longer, and I showed him into Dr. Melville's consulting-room—he had a consulting-room in the same house—Merrick was following him—I said to him, "Can't you wait?" he said, "I am Mr. Jones' brother"—I said, "You had better go in there too, and I will go up and see Dr. Hunter, and tell him"—Jones got very excited—I told Dr. Melville that Mr. Jones was getting very excited; he had better go and speak to him—he went in and told him that he must wait, that Dr. Hunter was engaged—I was standing at the banister, and he rushed out of the room and said, "You are all d—d scamps, "and knocked me down, and ran upstairs—Merrick followed—they both rushed up two stairs at a time, as fast as ever they could go—directly they rushed up stairs, I went out for a policeman—I did not see one, but Dr. Hunter's coachman was at the door, and I asked him to get one—I then ran up stairs to try and give assistance to protect Dr. Hunter from further violence—I went and stood between Jones and Dr. Hunter—Jones took me round the waist and threw me away—I did not see Merrick do anything—he was in custody of a police-constable—the policeman got there almost as soon as I got there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say you went out for a policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I did—no one sent me for a policeman—I thought it was requisite, in consequence of their excited manner—I did it upon my own responsibility—I did not see Merrick commit any violence—I was examined at the police-court on the charge of rape—on that occasion, I swore that Mrs. Merrick never came to Dr. Hunter on 14th October—I say so now—Jones was not excited when he first came, he was calm enough—I am quite sure I told him that Dr. Hunter was within—I did not tell him he was out—there are two doctors in the house who see patients, and there is Dr. Day, who does writing, I believe—the others are Dr. Melville and Dr. Munns—he is on a visit to Dr. Hunter—he is there sometimes in the day; he does not reside there—I take care of the house—none of the doctors reside there—the different doctors have their own rooms in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-22" type="given" value="HENRY"/>DR. HENRY MELVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, of the year 1837—in the month of October I knew Mrs. Merrick, a patient—I have a consulting-room in the same hones as Dr. Hunter, and assist him—Mrs. Merrick lived at 52, Upper Baker-street—I visited her in company with Dr. Wills, on the 21st October, and on 23d, 24tb, and 27th—I visited her alone on the 27th—the last time I went there, I saw Jones—I understood him to say he was the brother of Mrs. Merrick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In consequence of directions you had received from Dr. Hunter, did you tell Jones that you wished Mr. Merrick to call on Dr. Hunter and see him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say it was in consequence of directions I had received, but I did request him to do so—I at first addressed him as Mr. Merrick—he said, "I am not Mr. Merrick, I am Mrs. Merrick's brother"—I then said, "Will you be kind enough to ask Mr. Merrick to come down and see us to morrow; the attendance now I think no longer necessary, and we should like to see Mr. Merrick on the subject—on the following Tuesday morning, I received a communication from Dr. Hunter about these people—on Thursday, 2d November, about 2 o'clock, the last witness came to me, and said, "Mr. Jones is in a very excited state, he seems very angry"—I said, "You had hotter show him into my room"—that was the front room on the ground floor—I came down from up stairs to see Jones—I found two other persons in the hall besides Jones—I recognise Merrick as one of them—Jones said he wanted to see Dr. Hunter—I replied, "You can't see him at present, because he is engaged with a patient; you will have to wait"—he was at that time sitting on the chair, and he rose up and said, "I will see Dr. Hunter," and he rushed quickly out of the room—I followed him—he went up stairs—as he went up stairs I heard his voice, but I could not catch exactly what he said—at that time Merrick was in the hall—the servant was in a state of great excitement, and I said to him, "William, you bad better go and get a policeman"—there was some other person in the hall, and I addressed him and asked him to walk into the reception-room—I then went up stairs, because at that time I heard a confusion and noise upstairs—I went directly into Dr. Hunter's room; at least, I attempted to enter it, but I could not get in—as soon as I got to the top of the landing, I saw Dr. Hunter with his head against the wall; Jones on his right hand side, with Dr. Hunter's ear in his mouth; Mrs. Hunter standing between the two; Merrick in front of Dr. Hunter, with his hand extended to his throat; Dr. Hunter's daughter on the other side, and Dr. Munns just at the side of Jones, endeavouring to disengage him—I did not at any time see anything in the hands of either of the parties—I endeavoured and succeeded, I think, moving Merrick—I got him by the arms behind, and drew him back-wards</p>
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<p>—believe Dr. Munns was instrumental in removing Jones—he again rushed to endeavour to assault Hunter—Merrick at that time was standing quietly enough on the landing, where there were several others, and the policeman was there by that time—I noticed the state of Dr. Hunter's ear; there was a lacerated wound which was bleeding very profusely—I heard Jones, before he was removed, say why he had come there—I was remon-strating with Merrick and said, "You know you" have laid yourself open to a criminal indictment for this proceeding"—Jones, I think, overheard me, and he said, "You don't suppose I came here not knowing the consequence; I came here to give him a licking"—I think he called the doctor an infernal scoundrel—they were subsequently removed by a police-constable—I have known Dr. Hunter very nearly eleven years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was he then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In New York—he left New York, I think it must have been, at the latter end of 1858, or the beginning of 1859—I was in New York at that time—I was intimate with him—we did not live together then—I was in the habit of seeing him daily—I do not know that he had practised there without being qualified—I never knew that he practised before he obtained his diploma—I never heard of any complaints made against him in consequence of that; I swear that—he did not leave New York suddenly; I swear that—I do not know that, just before the time he left New York, a charge had been made against him—I swear most distinctly I never heard that a charge was brought against him; nothing of the kind—I did not see Merrick strike any blow on this occasion—I saw him with his band on Dr. Hunter's throat—I swear that he had hold of him—I did not see him seize him—when I came to the top of the stairs, he was leaning over Mrs. Hunter, who was between them, with his hand on Dr. Hunter's throat—I was not present at the commencement—to the best of my recollection, what Jones said was, "You don't think that I came here not knowing the consequence of what I was going to do; I came here determined to give him a licking"—if he did not use the word "determined." it was certainly a word expressive of the same meaning—he said that he had grossly insulted his sister; he assigned that as the cause—he was very excited—I have been fourteen months with Dr. Hunter in London—I did not say I was an assistant; there is a partnership I presume existing between him and myself—during the time I have been there, I think I have known most of the patients attending—I do not remember a Mrs. Eversfield being a patient of Dr. Hunter's—I knew a Mr. Rawlings in New York—(
<hi rend="italic">Looking at a gentleman in Court</hi>) I do not know that gentleman; that is not the gentleman I knew—I think I remember the fact of a Mrs. Brisley being a patient—I never saw her—I do not know that she suddenly discontinued her visits.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> During the whole time you have known Dr. Hunter, did he bear among his friends and acquaintances the character of A well-conducted, moral, truthful person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Undoubtedly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-23" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>DR. ROBERT HUNTER</persName> </hi>. I reside at 3, Queen's-gate-terrace, but I have a professional residence in Upper Seymour-street—I am a registered licentiate in medicine and surgery, and a Doctor of Medicine—among many patients there was a person of the name of Mrs. Merrick—I first saw her, I think, on 25th September—she came to my house to consult me—she made seven or eight visits—Dr. Melville is associated with me in practice as a partner—subsequently to these visits of Mrs. Merrick's, she took a severe cold, and had an attack of pleural pneumonia, and was obliged to keep her house—two of the gentlemen associated with me visited her—on Monday, 30th</p>
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<p>October, Mr. Merrick called upon me—he stated that Dr. Melville bad left word for him to come down and see me in regard to the payment of fees—I explained to him that he was indebted to the medical men for their visits, that the mouth had expired by four days, and it was impossible for us to go on, unless the regular fees were paid—he disputed the right of the medical men to be paid for their visits—I called his attention to the fee-card, which distinctly states that all out-visits are extra—he then said, "You won't continue attendance, unless I pay this?"—I said, "Certainly not, unless you arrange for them, and pay the monthly fee, inasmuch as the expense we have already been put to is considerably more than the amount received in fees"—he again asked me whether I would not allow the fees to remain unpaid, and continue my attendance—I told him I would mention the matter to Dr. Melville, but, so far as I had any connexion with it, we would not continue the attendance—he left very much dissatisfied—Mrs. Merrick had been supplied with an inhaling machine and medicines, and so forth, which had been rendered necessary by this attack of illness—on Thursday, 2d November, I was in my consulting-room from an early hour, perhaps half-past 10—I think it might have been after 2 o'clock when I heard a loud excited talk in the adjoining room, in which my wife and daughter, and Dr. Munns were sitting, and, thinking that the servants had had some dispute, I went to the door to ascertain what it was—immediately upon opening the door I received a heavy blow over the top of the head with this cane (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—these are the pieces—the blow was struck by Jones, with the cane held in this manner, the moment my head appeared at the door—before I was conscious of what was taking place, I must have received two blows, as there were two heavy ridges over the head afterwards; but of course, in the excitement of the moment, it was not possible to say—Merrick, being a smaller man, was in front of Jones—Jones struck over his head—both of them rushed into the room—I succeeded in defending my face—Merrick got round on my left-hand side—Jones was on the right—Merrick got under my guard—I held up my arms to guard my face, and I turned towards him, and struck him down against the table—as I did so, Jones worked in upon me, his cane having broken in his hand, and fastened his teeth in my right ear; he bit the ear almost quite through—it bled very profusely, so as to saturate my coat and shirt, and even the floor—Merrick recovered himself, and seized me by the throat—almost at the same instant as Jones fastened his teeth in my ear, Mrs. Hunter and my daughter rushed from the adjoining room, and seized hold of my arms with a view of pro
<lb/>tecting me—with their assistance, and that of one of the medical gentlemen and the policeman, I was released from them—they were then given into custody, and taken to the police court—they were committed on that very day for trial at the Middlesex Sessions on the ensuing Monday—on the Saturday night before that Monday, at half-past 10 o'clock, I was taken into custody, on a warrant, on a charge of rape, and locked up—upon an appli
<lb/>cation being made to postpone this trial of assault at the Sessions, I in
<lb/>structed my Counsel to oppose it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say you practice at this house in Seymour-street; in what capacity do you practice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As a physician—I hold a British Colonial qualification—I hold no English degree—I first took a degree, to enable me to practise, in March, 1846, I think—that was at the University of New York—I had not been practising previously to that, I swear that: nowhere—I had undergone six years' probation for it—I com
<lb/>menced my studies with my father, as preceptor—he was a Doctor of</p>
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<p>Medicine and a licentiate—he resided in Canada—I was for two years a student at the University of Geneva—I then was for two yean at New York—until I took my degree, I never practised, unless it can be considered practice to attend to patients of my father's—no complaints were ever made against me, at New York, of practising without being properly qualified; that I swear—I suppose inclination caused me to leave Canada—there was no cause that I can assign, except a desire to visit England, and to spend a few years pleasantly abroad—no other cause—the first time I left New York was, I think, in May, 1858—I did not leave suddenly; I swear that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not a charge openly and publicly made against you just before the time you left there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No charge was ever made against me, on my oath—no charge of having committed a rape; nor since I was born—I was not challenged to come forward and refute the charge; it is untrue from beginning to end—I think it very likely I saw that gentleman (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Rawlins</hi>) about fourteen years ago—I hardly know his face again—he never dined with me at my house—I say distinctly and unhesitatingly that I was never charged with a rape, nor anything of the kind; I swear that—among my patients, I think, was a Mrs. Brisley—she never made any complaint against me, never—I do not know of her ever making any complaint whatever; not a word to me—she discontinued her visits at the end of her month, I suppose—I don't think she came more than two or three times altogether—she never alleged any reason for discontinuing her visits; I swear that dis
<lb/>tinctly—I will swear she did not charge me with having committed any indecency towards her—I had & patient of the name of Mrs. Everafield; she never accused me of any indecent conduct towards her, not a word.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> With reference to the complaint at New York, I do not mean a legal charge, but was not your conduct complained of?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never heard of it, not on any occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On the day of this assault, you say that Jones bit your ear; will you swear that was so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly I will—there was a spatuls in his hands at one time, but how it came there I do not know—I don't think there was any instrument that would cause the wound on my ear—I swear it was caused by a bite from Jones—I was then turning towards Merrick—I had struck Merrick down, and, as I was turning, Jones rushed in and fastened his teeth in my ear—Merrick had put his hand on me before I struck him; be had struck me several blows.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Jones tell you, when he first came in, that you had grossly vio
<lb/>lated his sister?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did not say anything of the kind; on his entering afterwards, he said I bad insulted his sister on her second visit—he was as a man would be who had been taken in an assault.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say Merrick had struck you several times before you knocked him down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Undoubtedly, he struck me several times—there is not the slightest pretence for the insinuations that have been made by the learned Counsel, either as regards America or England.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I put it to you again, as he did, not in the shape of a legal charge, bat any personal complaint made to you by any woman during your whole practice, or during your whole life, of ever having acted indecently towards her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not one single instance of personal complaint even to myself—I never heard of complaints made against me, until this charge of rape was brought—I stood my trial in that dock, and was acquitted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Recorder was of opinion that like First Count was not sustained.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to Mercy by the Jury, in con
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-26" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN LUNGREY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Poole, a watch-maker, in Fen-church-street—on 27th October, between 4 and 5 in the evening, the prisoner came into the shop, produced a brooch, and asked me what we should charge for putting a catch on it—I looked at it, and turned round towards the window, to see what it required, and on turning again to speak to the prisoner, I saw him take his hand out of a case—I could not see what he took—I had no time to tell him what the brooch would cost, for he directly ran out through the doorway—Mr. Bridge followed him—the case was afterwards examined, and one watch was missing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you state before the Magistrate that you could not say the watch was there when I came into the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had not noticed it that morning; I had seen it a day or two before—it has not been found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I am certain it was there that morning—there were four compartments, with a watch in each, and I must have missed it had it not been there—when I gave the prisoner in charge to the constable, he at first said he knew nothing of the shop, and at the station he said the brooch he had left at the shop belonged to his sister.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent; the reason I ran out of the shop was to speak to a friend who I saw passing. I heard a cry of "Stop thief", and saw a man running, and I ran as well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-71-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far is your house from where the men were standing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't tell the distance; it is two houses from the court—they were standing at the corner of the court—I heard the prisoner say, "Come down, old fellow, and have something to drink, "and then I said to my husband, "I can't stand this, go and get a policeman"—after I had put on my bonnet and shawl, and gone down stairs, I went into Water-lane, between the two dung-holes, and there the prisoner knocked the old man down like a bullock—I told the bye-standers to assist him, and pointed out the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-35" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness' husband—on this morning I was sitting at the table having my breakfast—my wife was looking out at the. Window—she called me, and I saw the prisoner take a chain off the prosecutor's neck—lie held it feebly by the left-hand—the prisoner took it off, put it first in his left hand then in his right, and then shoved it into his pocket—I then put on my coat, and went down into Temple-lane, and at the end, by the dung-holes, I saw the prisoner with his hand in the prosecutor's pocket, fumbling about—I went to look for a policeman—I saw two men who said they were detectives, and I heard one of them say to the prisoner, "What have you been doing to the old man?"—the prisoner had dropped a shilling and something at the corner, and was stooping to pick it it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner strike the old man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was looking after a policeman—the old man was standing against the wall—there was
<hi rend="italic">no move</hi> in him—I don't know whether he was drunk; he was silly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 306). On Sunday morning 26t November, about half-past 9, I was at the corner of Temple-lane—Mrs. Griffiths came to me, and in consequence of what she said, I ran to the bottom of Pleydell-court, and stopped the prisoner there—I asked him what he knocked the old man down for—he said he would gouge my eye out—another officer came up, and we took him to the station—he was very violent at first—while being searched, with his left-hand, he tried to pass this piece of gold-chain over the dock—another officer seized his hand, and gave it to me—I have two pieces of chain here-one piece was picked up off the floor, close by his feet in the dock—I found 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his pocket, a gold watch, key, and a knife, and when I went down the lane, I saw the prosecutor between the two dung-holes in the act of getting up—I ran past him to go after the prisoner—he came to the station, and gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe, at the station, the prosecutor said be had no watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, at first; he afterwards said he had—he looked stupid, like a man that had been out all the previous night—the prisoner gave his correct address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 358). I assisted Fenn in taking the prisoner into custody—the prosecutor said at the station that he had lost a watch and chain—in taking the prisoner to the station he said, "I know I have got the chain, but can't we
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you quite sure he used those words?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did not say, "Can the old man
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe the prisoner had been with you all night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not likely—no one had been with me—a captain of a ship had been with me, but we had parted some time—I got out of my way being a stranger in London—I strolled about—I was not in any public-house, not often—I went into the refreshment-room to have a chop—I stopped there as long as I could, and then thinking the hotel would be shut, I strolled about till the morning—my friend was not with me at the refreshment-room—I believe I had my watch safe there—I would not be certain—I missed it some time during the night, it is impossible for me to tell when; between 12 and 1, or something there about, I would not be particular—I sometimes keep it in my fob, and sometimes in my waistcoat pocket—I can't tell what caused me to miss it—I was in no company to miss it particularly—my watch has nothing to do with my chain—I believe I came here to identify my chain—I had the watch at the theatre, and after I left the theatre—I should say I met the prisoner in the morning, between 9 and 10—I am perfectly satis-fied it was not between 3 and 4—I was alone from the time I left one refreshment-room till I met him—the other two men were not with me—I must have met them at the same time I met the prisoner—I could not have met them anywhere else; they were entire strangers—the prisoner was not with me two or three hours—I was not too drunk to remember—I was not in the least drunk—the prisoner did not say anything about taking care of my chain, or he would never have snatched it off my neck—I did not want him to take it—I knew nothing of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember at what time you wound up your watch last?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At 8 o'clock—I generally wind it up about 8—I recollect being knocked down—I was very much hurt in the knee, and have been under medical treatment since—I have a knee-cap on now, and have to use a lotion—I believe the prisoner is the man that knocked me down—I saw him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOOTTON</persName> </hi>. I am an articled clerk, and live at 17, Camden-square—about 12 or half-past, on the night of 20th November, I was in St. Martin's-lane, and saw the prisoner attempting to take a watch from the prosecutor—there were some persons standing at the corner, but they did</p>
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<p>not seem to take any notice of it—I stepped up and caught him by the collar, and when I had my hand on his collar the watch was in his hand—he was quite sober, but he acted very cleverly, pretending to be drunk—it seemed to come on as soon as the policeman came up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">interpreted</hi>). I am a musician, and live at 6, Church-terrace, Battersea—about half-past 12, on the night of 20th November, I was in St. Martin's-lane, and saw two men sparring together as if disputing, three or four yards from where I was passing—as I was crossing St. Martin's-lane, both the men came on me, and pushed me—I lifted up my cane to defend myself, and the one who was nearest to me seized my arms, at the same time the prisoner pulled at my watch-chain four times very violently—he pulled the watch out of my pocket, and had it in his hand—he could not break the chain; it was too strong, and it saved my watch—I was obliged to let my stick go and an umbrella that I had in the other hand—the other man ran away with it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 80). I took the prisoner into custody from Mr. Wootton—he was quite drunk then, at least he acted as if he was, but he was not—he refused his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I was never in prison before—I have no home—I belong to Hull.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-73-18651218 t18651218-73-punishment-6"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<interp inst="t18651218-74-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an acquittance and receipt, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SUTTON</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Two Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-78-18651218 t18651218-78-punishment-11"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 5
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651218-79-offence-1 t18651218-name-54"/>John Ware</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651218-80-offence-1 t18651218-name-56"/>John Gothercole</persName>, after a previous conviction of felony.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Two Years.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18651218-80-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty; see original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651218-81-offence-1 t18651218-name-58"/>Augustus Sewell</persName>, after a previous conviction.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.—</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-66" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NEWCOMB</persName> </hi> I am ten years of age, and am nephew of Mr. John Newcomb, who keeps the Rose and Crown—I do not live with him—I was there on 19th November, when the prisoner came in for a pint of beer—she gave me a florin, and I gave her in change a shilling, a sixpence, and four-pence halfpenny in copper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-67" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEWCOMB</persName> </hi>. I am the uncle of the last witness—on 19th November, the prisoner came for a pint of ale, which she took away in a little jug—my nephew gave me a florin—I looked at it after the prisoner had gone, and found it was bad—I afterwards gave it to a constable—the prisoner came again next day for a half-quartern of gin—my wife served her—she gave her a half-crown, which I took from her and bent—the prisoner took it and went out—I followed her and gave her in charge—I asked her for the half-crown,—she said, "No it does not belong to you"—I did not see it again—she took part of the gin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 178). I took the prisoner, told her the charge, and asked her for the half-crown in the street—she said that Mr. Newcomb took it from her—he said that he did not, but he saw it in her hand—she was searched, but nothing was found on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-69" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WEST</persName> </hi>. I searched the prisoner at the station, but found nothing—I asked her where she got the half-crown; she said that she did not know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's mint—this is a bad florin—a good half-crown will not bend by the thumb.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been convicted of a like offence in November</hi>, 1864;
<hi rend="italic">to this she</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</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.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say before the Magistrate that you would not positively take your oath that this was the same florin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have no doubt it is the same—I did not say that I would not swear to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you look at the mark after you had made it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; all I can say is, that the florin has two marks on it which appear to have been made by teeth—I never saw the marks before, but my teeth could not fail to make an impression on a soft coin like that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure the florin the prisoner offered you was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, because it was so soft.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 574). On Monday, 6th November, Mr. Young pointed out the prisoner to me in Eastcheap; he was going at a rapid pace towards London-bridge—I tapped him on the shoulder near Talbot-court—I said, "You are wanted"—he said, "What for?" I said, "You will hear presently"—Mr. Young came up and charged him with passing a bad florin in Kentish-town—he made no reply—I asked him the question two or three times, and he said, "Well, I did take a bad two shilling-piece in change of a sovereign at a railway-station"—I said, "Have you got any money on you?" he said, "Yes", and produced his purse—I examined it and found 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money, and the bad florin—I said, "Well, there is a bad florin here"—he said, "Yes, that is the one I took in change at the railway-station—I did not test it; I took it to Seething-lane station—I saw him put his hands to his mouth, and distinctly afterwards, I heard a noise in his throat—I said, "What have you got in your mouth?"—he said, "It is only a crust of bread and cheese"—I said, "I do not believe it, that sounds to me like money"—the inspector directed me to seize him by the throat, which I did, and this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) came out of his mouth into my hand—he gave me his card at the station, by which he appeared to be a provision merchant, at 58, in a road in Bayswater—I inquired at 59, and found he was there in charge of an empty house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I was on my way to Eastcheap; I was not aware that it was a bad florin, or I should not have offered it; I changed a sovereign in the morning.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated the prisoner had just been convicted at the Surrey Sessions for stealing a cart.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE PRISONER</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">I have now a peti
<lb/>tion to Sir George Grey; the man swore at the Sessions that he bought the cart of me. I shall be able to prove my innocence.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH ROBINSON</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18651218-89-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-78" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep a general shop, in Gossett-street, Bethnal-green—on the 14th November, about ten minutes to six in the evening, I served the prisoner with loz. of coffee, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me a half-crown; I gave her two shillings and fivepence, and she left—I afterwards examined the half-crown, which I had kept by itself, and</p>
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<p>found it was bad—I marked it on the edge with my teeth—I went to Bethnal-green Station, half an hour afterwards, and found the prisoner in custody—I charged her with uttering the half-crown—she said, "I was not in your shop at all."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am innocent, and do not know where your shop is.—
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure you are the person. I heard a description of you, in consequence of which, I went down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-79" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FABER</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a chandler's shop, in Bethnal-green—on Tuesday evening, a little after 6 o'clock, the prisoner came in for a half-quartern loaf, which came to 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there were two gas lights in the shop, which is about two minutes' walk from Mrs. Newton's—the prisoner gave me a half-crown—I bit it—it seemed to grit—I told her it was bad—she said that she did not know it, she got it in Hackney-road, in change for a five-shilling piece—I bent it in the detector, and gave it to my mother—the prisoner gave me a good florin, and I gave her the change—my mother gave me back the bad half-crown, and I gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not know it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-80" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER KEMP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 700). I was called, and took the prisoner—she said, "I was not aware it was bad; Mrs. Newton gave me the half-crown"—I found on the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and. 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—she had in her basket 1oz. of coffee, and some other articles—she gave a false address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-81" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE NEWTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is the coffee I sold the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEBSTER</hi>. These half-crowns are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-89-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WOOD</hi> (27)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-83" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BUXEY</persName> </hi>. I keep the "Cat" beer-house, Walworth-road—on 16th October, about 12 o'clock, the prisoner came for a pint of half-and-half, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I told him it was bad—he ran out—I ran after him, caught him, and gave him in custody, with the shilling—he said, "I took it of a gentleman in the City, for carrying a box"—he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not run away; you told me to go.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-84" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHILDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, P</hi> 43). The prisoner was given into my custody with this shilling—he was taken to the Police Court, remanded, and discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-85" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-85" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JONES</persName> </hi>. I keep the "Boar's Head", Cannon-street—on 29th November, about 8 in the evening, the prisoner came, and my barmaid served him with a glass of ale—he put down a florin, which was handed to me—I told him it was bad, and I should give him in custody—he paid with coppers—I gave him in charge—I had had two or three utterings a day for three weeks or a month before, but have not had one since—I had never seen the prisoner before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHITTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 483). I took the prisoner—he was searched at the Station, but nothing was found—Mr. Jones gave me this florin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEBSTER</hi>. This florin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I took the florin for selling 3 small copybooks and 2 quires of paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-90-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-90-18651218 t18651218-90-punishment-23"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAVIS</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I work for Mr. Sidwell, a market-gardener at Stone-wall—on 21st November I went to Covent-garden with a cart of turnips—the prisoner and a woman came up to me there—I sold them a dozen turnips for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner gave me a half-sovereign—I gave him the change, 2 half-crowns and 3 shillings—I saw the prisoner give the woman a half-crown—she then said, "I will not have them, they are not so good as I thought they were"—she gave me 2 half-crowns and 3 shillings back, and an old lady, who stood by, said, "One of those is bad"—the prisoner then ran towards Russell-street, and the woman towards the flower-market, leav
<lb/>ing the change in my possession—the policeman took the half-crowns from my hand, and one of them was bad—it was not one of those I had given the prisoner—I had no other half-crowns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At what time was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eight o'clock in the morning—I tried the half-crowns, when a gentleman gave them to me, with a shilling, half an hour before—I bit them—I had taken no other money that morning—I tried the 3 shillings a second time when I gave them to the woman—I am sure the prisoner gave the woman a half-crown before she returned the money to me—the market was very dull.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 160). I was on duty in Russell-street, saw the prisoner running, stopped him—Clarke was following him—I took him back to Clarke's cart, who gave me this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner said that he knew nothing about it—a half-crown, 6 shillings, and a halfpenny were found on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEBSTER</hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-91-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a former conviction of a like offence, in October, 1857, when he was sentenced to four years' penal servitude; it was further stated that a desperate attempt to rescue him was made as he entered Newgate
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-91-18651218 t18651218-91-punishment-24"/>.—Ten Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA JOHNSON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NAYER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Locock, & Co. Cutlers, of Cornhill—on 18th November, about 1 o'clock, the prisoner came for a sixpenny nail-trimmer—she gave me a crown—I bent it in a vice with my thumb—I told her it was bad, and asked her if she had any more like it—she said, "I have no other money; if you doubt it, I will take it to a jeweller's and test it"—I said, "You need not trouble yourself, I will take it to a policeman and test it, "upon which she walked out—I directed our porter to follow her—I had returned it to her—I saw it again at the Mansion-house two or three days afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-92" type="surname" value="MERIDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MERIDEN</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Messrs. Locock—I followed the prisoner—she joined a tall man in Mansion-house place—I cannot say that they spoke, but she walked by his side—he was much taller than she, but he did not stoop his head—they walked to Bucklersbury—I gave her in charge for attempting to pass a bad crown—she said that she was an unfortunate girl—she made a sweep to the right in Pancras-lane, and when she got to a sink, she stooped and put something down the grating—the man was also taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Commissioners of Sewers—on 18th November, I went with Jenkins to take up a grating in Pancras-lane, and found a crown lying under the ventilating shaft, which has a grating at the top.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JENKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 491). Meriden gave the prisoner into my charge, and I took her and a man to the station—I said to the prisoner "Where is the crown?"—she said nothing—Merdien drew my attention to a grating, but I did not see the prisoner do anything there—as I had charge of the man, I said to him, "I shall take you on suspicion of being concerned with the female"—he said, "I know nothing about it; I only met her casually"—2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a purse was found on him—he was remanded for one day, and then discharged—I did not see the crown found, but Watts brought it up, and handed it to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NAYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I identify this crown by the way I bent it in the vice—it is the same.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-99" type="given" value="SAMUEL LEWIS"/>SAMUEL LEWIS NATHAN</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a wholesale jeweller and watchmaker, 6, John-street, Bedford-row—I have known the prisoner for some years—in April, 1864, he was selling goods for me on commission—he remained with me on those terms, till August, 1865—an arrangement was then made that every month we were to have a settlement of the accounts; that he was to return the goods that were unsold, and the goods that were sold were to be entered accordingly—I could not get any settlement from him of the goods that were unsold; but a fresh arrangement was made—before entering into that new arrangement, he tendered to me a number of deposit notes and other things for the goods which he did not return—he said the goods were in pledge at Mr. Allison's—about 136
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.'s worth of goods were unaccounted for, and l,128
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.'s worth in respect of which I held the deposit notes—it was at Mr. Lewis's office that the new arrangement was made.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the arrangement, whatever it was, reduced to writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect that it was, I never saw it—there was some mention made that an arrangement was to be drawn up, but I believe it never was drawn up—I cannot call to mind that an arrangement was read to me by Messrs. Lewis in the presence of the prisoner—I believe an arrangement was drawn up, which was submitted to me, and was returned to Messrs. Lewis; but it was never signed, and I never saw it afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What verbal arrangement was come to between you and the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That I was to allow him to have goods to sell for me in my name, to be invoiced on my invoices, and entered in books kept on my premises—I told him that he was to consider himself my servant, to have the stock every morning, and return it again at night—that was the sub
<lb/>stance of the agreement—books were kept at my office for the purpose, in which the prisoner was in the habit of making entries, night by night—I remember the prisoner speaking to me about a diamond bracelet that had been pledged by him at Crawford's, in Lucas-street—it was towards the end</p>
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<p>of October—it was a portion of the goods that he had received before he entered into the new arrangement—he said that if I would redeem that bracelet, he thought he had a good chance of selling it—I did redeem it, and I also handed him a pair of turquoise and diamond ear-rings to sell with it—they represented part of the new stock—he brought the ear-rings, but not the bracelet, and said that he had shown the ear-rings to Mr. Johnson, of Threadneedle-street, that he admired them very much, and would have purchased them as ear-rings, but one of the young men put one of them into his scarf, and it looked so pretty as a pin, that if I would have them converted into pins, he would give me 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them, and 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the bracelet—I said, "Very well, I will accept the offer"—I had the ear-rings converted into pins, and they were given to the prisoner to take to Mr. Johnson's, about 4th November—I cannot call to mind whether the prisoner returned that evening; but in Oxford-street I asked him once or twice whether he had delivered the ear-rings to Mr. Johnson, and he said "Yes"—here is an entry in the day-book of 4th November, 1865, in the prisoner's writings, "Mr. Johnson, Threadneedle-street, 2 brilliant and turquose pins, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; one brilliant enamelled horse-shoe bracelet, 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—in the ledger I find Mr. Johnson's name also carried forward, in the prisoner's writing, as a debtor to the amount of 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mr. Johnson had not previously been any customer of mine—about the 16th November, I saw Mr. Johnson, and, in consequence of what he told me, I saw the prisoner—I had before that consulted my solicitor, and I saw the prisoner in his presence, and in the presence of Mr. Buchanan, the prisoner's solicitor, or his clerk—I asked him, if he had sold that bracelet and pins to Mr. Johnson, of Threadneedle-street; after a little hesitation, he said, "No, Sir, I have not; but I have sold them to somebody else; I have received the money for them, and have appropriated it to my own use, and now you may do what you like—it was not said defiantly, but almost despairingly—I then asked him about the sale of a bracelet to Mr. Moses, in Oxford-street—I found an entry in the prisoner's handwriting on 15th September, 1865, of a carbuncle and brilliant bracelet, value 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., sold to Mr. Moses, of Oxford-street, and he is also brought forward in the same way, as a debtor, in the ledger—I asked the prisoner if he had sold the bracelet to Mr. Moses—he said "No, Sir"—I then gave him into custody—I found an entry on 16th September, of a turquoise suite and case for twelve guineas, sold to Mr. Bennett, of Blackheath—that was also carried forward in the ledger—I did not ask the prisoner as to that—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the ear-rings—I have not been able to hear of the other property—this letter is in the prisoner's writing—I received it after I had instituted proceedings before the Lord Mayor, (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—"Sir, I once more ask you to have mercy, not for me, but for my poor little children; if you will only withdraw, I will do all in my power to refund, and assist you—do, for heaven's sake, release; I have suffered much, and without benefiting you one farthing; do not refuse my prayer, or my only comfort on earth will not survive the blow."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew him when he was carrying on business on his own account, and bearing an irreproachable character?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew him when he was a shopman at Hastings—I believe he bore an irreproachable character up to the time of his entering into business relations with me—while he was selling goods on commission for me he also carried on business on his own account, at 9, Hatton Garden—I think he had his name on the door—he was trading on his own account—besides the deposit notes that he handed to me he also handed me bills of exchange, accepted by his relations to the amount of somewhere about 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he did not hand me a bill of exchange</p>
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<p>of Mr. Benson's in payment of the jewellery he had been selling—he never offered me a bill of Mr. Benson's, or of any other person—he did not tell me he had received one—I did not know that the ear-rings were sold to Mr. Benson—I had not the remotest idea where they were sold, till afterwards—he might have mentioned that he had received a bill of exchange from Mr. Benson, but he never offered it to me—he asked me one day if I would take Mr. Benson's bill in part payment, and I said no, I did not care about it I wanted the money—that was after the new arrangement and after the sale of the pins to Mr. Johnson—it was not in payment of that that he offered me the bill—he never came to my office, told me he got the bill discounted, and handed me the proceeds, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—all the moneys that were handed over to me are entered in the cash-book, in his own handwriting—he paid me 59
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 4th November, but nothing referring to these particular things—it was made up with small items—this includes the whole of the amount he paid me—it amounts to about 190
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he paid me a sum of 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in a lump—this sum of 59
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was handed over to me in one sum—this sum did not include the ear-rings or the bracelet—they are for other goods—it was to be paid by the proceeds of the sales, not by a commission—he was to reduce the old debt by the proceeds of the sales—I had redeemed the property which had been previously pledged, and intrusted it to him to sell, and by that means he was to reduce the former debt till it was discharged—he would be paid a salary—there was none agreed on that I remember, or any fixed commission—he was to be my servant to make the entries in the day-book, every day, of goods sold, and to enter the cash received, and to return the goods every night that were not sold—he was not to sell these goods for the best prices he could obtain—they were marked at my selling prices, and he was to sell them at that price, and was to hand over to me the whole of the cash he received—it was not until the old debt should be liquidated that he was to receive a salary, but in the meantime he was carrying on his own business—he filed a petition in bankruptcy and came to announce that fact to Mr. Lewis the very afternoon that I gave him into custody—I happened to be at Mr. Lewis's office when he came to say that he had made himself a bankrupt, and I then put the question to him whether he had sold those goods to Mr. Johnson.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before this new arrangement you had given him various goods to sell on commission?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had—he had pledged those goods with different parties—the debt I speak of consists of the value of those goods—I redeemed those goods at my own expense—they were to be subsequently sold, and the items as received were to go against that amount—besides that there were other goods which are the subject of this Indictment—they were given to him to sell on my account.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-100" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I was acting as solicitor to Mr. Nathan—the arrangement between Mr. Nathan and the prisoner was entered into in my presence, and it was this: the prisoner was then indebted to Mr. Nathan about 13,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 14,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the arrangement was that he was to hand to Mr. Nathan certain deposit notes, with reference to property Mr. Nathan had supplied to him—he also handed to Mr. Nathan certain bills of exchange to the amount of about 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he then asked Mr. Nathan not to take any proceedings against him in respect of those transactions, and that he would act for him as a servant, and sell the goods so in pawn if Mr. Nathan would redeem them, and any further goods from Mr. Nathan's stock—I said to the defendant at the time, "Mr. Waller, understand that Mr. Nathan will have nothing further to do with you, excepting on the express understanding that you act in the character of his servant; and in</p>
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<p>the event of your misappropriating any portion of his property, you will be prosecuted, for I explain to you that it will be a stealing"—he said, after the kindness and indulgence he had received from Mr. Nathan, he might be perfectly certain that in no way in the world would he do anything except to try to reduce the large debt that he owed to him—some weeks before he was given into custody, from what Mr. Nathan had communicated to me, I sent for the defendant, and said, "Mr. Waller, Mr. Nathan hat reason to believe that two chains that you represented as being in the possession of Mr. Gill, I think it was, or Mr. Dobree, a pawnbroker in the Hampstead-road, for sale, have not been left there"—he said, "They have been left there, and I am willing to go with Mr. Nathan at once, and prove to him that the goods are there"—I then said, "Mr. Waller, understand distinctly that if any one of the goods you received from Mr. Nathan is misappropriated, you are guilty of stealing it"—he said, "Mr. Lewis, I am perfectly aware of that fact; I should act very ungratefully to Mr. Nathan if I did anything of that kind, and I assure you that the entries in his books with reference to the property sold are true and correct entries"—Mr. Nathan said, "You know, Mr. Waller, that all the goods you sold on my account were to be sold on my invoices"—he said, "Mr. Nathan, they have all been sold on your invoices with one exception, an exception that you know of"—on the day he was given into custody Mr. Nathan made a communication to me—I was returning to my own office with Mr. Nathan, and met the defendant in Hatton-garden—he was crying—he said to me, "Mr. Lewis, I have made myself a bankrupt to-day"—I said, "You must come into my office"-at that moment his solicitor, Mr. Buchanan, or his clerk, passed, and I asked him to come in with me, when the conversation to which Mr. Nathan alluded took place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I think you did not give this evidence at the Mansion-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-101" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of Threadneedle-street—the prisoner did not bring me a diamond bracelet in November, or at any other time, or leave it with me—I have heard the diamond bracelet described—I did not give him any order for converting turquoise and diamond ear-rings into pins—the prisoner called upon me in November with a diamond and turquoise pin—it was one of these produced—it was at the beginning of November—he merely showed it me—it was a pin then, not an ear-ring—I said I did not want anything, I did not want to open any further account—I said they were very pretty—I had never seen him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Benson, a watch-maker, of Ludgate-hill—on 4th November I purchased these two pins, on Mr. Benson's account, of the prisoner for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is the invoice (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "To Mr. Benson, two bracelet and turquoise pins, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., from R. Walker and Co. manufacturing jewellers, 9, Hatton-garden, Holborn. Received, R. Walker, 4/10/65 ") that must be a mistake; it was in November.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe Mr. Benson gave him a bill of exchange for the amount?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, drawn by himself—he had been a customer of the prisoner's on a previous occasion; not a customer of Mr. Nathan's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-103" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS MOSES</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of Oxford-street—I did not on 15th September, or at any other time, purchase from the prisoner a bracelet, or give him an order for one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-104" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Bennett, of Black-heath—I did not buy any goods of the prisoner to the amount of twelve guineas—I do not know him—I never bought a turquoise bracelet of him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you the only person there, does Mr. Bennett carry on business himself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NATHAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the prisoner handed to you the deposit notes, upon the arrangement in August, did not he also hand you deposit notes in reference to some property of his own?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That I cannot tell, because I have not seen the property; the pawnbrokers have refused to produce it—I don't know whether it is so or not—what I redeemed was my own property, which the prisoner had pledged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the relation of master and servant did not exist in this case, and therefore, the offence was not embezzlement. And, further, that it did not amount to larceny, as the prisoner was in business on his own account.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that as the prisoner had received specific directions to take a portion of the goods to a particular person, and he did not do so, it was for the Jury to say whether at the time he received them he had the intention of misappropriating them. The prisoner received a good character from Mr. Moore, jeweller, of Hastings, his former employer.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing he had no means of obtaining a living, in consequence of the arrangement made with the prosecutor. The prosecutor stated the amount of the prisoner's deficiences at about</hi> 1,600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PATTESON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-107" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN FIELDER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the postmaster at Shepherd's Bush—on 23d November I made out this order, No. 309, for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I afterwards made out the letter of advice; M.P. Hurry is the remitter—it is made payable at the Vere-street post-office—I gave the order to the person applying for it—I posted the letter of advice by the one o'clock post on the 23d; a letter posted before ten in the morning would be forwarded to Vere-street by the ten o'clock post—made up the mail bag, and dispatched it before ten by the mail cart.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-108" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA CLARK</persName> </hi>. I reside at St. Stephen's Home, Shepherd's Bush—on 23d November I went to the post-office at Shepherd's Bush, for a post-office money order—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I enclosed that in a letter with an account to Mr. Potter similar to this, in the name of Miss Hurry, who resides in the same establishment—after enclosing it I fastened the letter and put it into the post-office at Shepherd's Bush, about a quarter before ten—the letter was addressed to Mr. Potter, South Molton-street—there was sixpenny-worth of stamps in the letter—when I enclosed the order there was no sig
<lb/>nature to it; not on the money order.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I never received that post-office order, or any letter containing it or alluding to it, or the bill, or the postage stamps—this signature on the order is not mine, or written by my authority.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to T. Potter—the re
<lb/>mitter was M.P. Hurry—that was presented for payment on the 24th, by a person representing himself to be Mr. Thomas Potter the order was receipted when it was brought to me—precisely in the same state in which it is now—the person who presented it gave the name of the remitter—he</p>
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<p>gave two Christian names which I had not; they corresponded with the initials.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a letter-carrier in the service of the General Post-office—I live at 6, Crown-street, Soho—I know the prisoner—he was some short time ago a letter-carrier in the same office with me, at the Chief office, E. C.—he was at one time at the Western office—he called on me on the 24th November about it—besides being a letter-carrier, I am a ladies' shoemaker—I was cutting out a pair of boots, and I said, "I do not know what to do with this, "and he takes from his pocket a book and said, "What am I to do with this?" and gave me this money-order—I said, "Go and get it cashed" he said, "I do not like to, because they know me there, working there"—he said, "I will give you or any one else five shillings to go and get it—I said "If they know you they know me," because we walked together both on one walk, Piccadilly—I did not notice the name at the moment, because I was engaged—ultimately I took the order, looked at it, and said, "This is made payable in the name of Potter; your name is Manning"—the name of Potter was there then, and I saw it was made payable at the Vere-street post-office—I said, "I should not give five shillings to go and get this cashed, you have been dismissed the office, go and get it yourself; I should be proud to show the order, to show I had friends to send me this money after being dismissed"—he said, "If I get the money I will come back and treat you"—I said, "How is it that it is signed in the name of Potter?"—he said, "It is a betting transaction, and the man knows me by that name"—it often struck me there was something wrong—I had to be on duty just before 2, and I mentioned it to the inspector at the office—the prisoner was sent for next day—I was at Mr. Peacock's office "when be came in—he looked at me and said, "If you have turned informer I will do you an injury"—then the constable took me into the next room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-112" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BINGHAM</persName> </hi>. On 23d November I went to the prisoner's lodgings, 68, Fetter-lane—I found him there—I told him I wanted to know where he got the order for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which he had shown to Thompson the previous day—he said he should not tell me then, he should tell me at the proper place—I took him to the Post-office, into a room where the last witness was sitting—he sat down close against him—I saw they were having conversa
<lb/>tion together, and I went up to him—I heard the words, "I will do you a serious injury," and I immediately removed Thompson to the next room—an order was shown to the prisoner, he said that was the order that he had shown to Thompson the previous day—he was asked where he got it from, he said he picked it up between two and three o'clock on the previous day, as he was crossing Hyde Park—he said it was in a portemonnaie with some stamps in it—he said after he left Thompson he went to a public house called the Hibernian, in Compton-street, Soho—he there saw a respectable man and he gave it to him—he was then asked what time it was that he was at Thompson's house—he said between twelve and one. After being questioned further as to his not finding the order till three o'clock, he said, "I have made a mistake as to time, it must have been about twelve o'clock when I found the order"—he then said that it was at the corner of Duke-street and Oxford-street that he picked it up, and that when he gave the order to the man at the public house it was not signed—he was searched—I did not find any portemonnaie or any stamps—he said he had been out that night and got drunk—he was out till four o'clock the next morning—he could not give any account of the portemonnaie.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I say I had lost it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe he did say so</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I wish to state that I found a portemonnaie and some stamps and a little silver in it; in the first instance I had some thoughts of making use of it, but thought better of it and gave it to a man at the Hibernian, to take to Vere-street to see if he could get anything for me; that is all I know about it. I do not know the man's name; I only knew him by sight. I never presented it and never endorsed it, and had nothing further to do with it; placed in the position in which I was many would have done as I thought of doing. I had left the Post-office six months and was in a starving condition, and my wife just on the point of being confined.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of receiving.—
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the senior clerks in the General Post-office—the prisoner was employed as clerk at Mr. Hollis's receiving house in Mount-street—in consequence of receiving some information respecting him, on 13th December, about twenty minutes past one o'clock, I enclosed 120 postage-stamps in a letter, addressed, "Miss Eliza Collins, 5, Roupell-street, Lambeth"—I secured the envelope with an adhesive gum seal and handed it to Mr. Clare to post at the Mount-street receiving house—that letter if posted before two, according to my instructions, should have reached the Western District office, in Vere-street, at twenty minutes past two—I then went to the Vere-street office, and was there when the collection was brought in—I examined the letters, but did not find this one—I waited at the Vere-street office until the three o'clock collection arrived—Mr. Clare was with me—I examined that collection also and it was not there—I afterwards went to Mount-street with Mr. Clare, and Rumbold and Bingham, the officers—I there saw the prisoner—I showed him the letter bill (
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<p>as I can guess"—in the drawer were thirty-two pieces of penny postage stamps of the value of one shilling each, and some smaller pieces of sixpence each—I examined those thirty-two pieces, and selected from them seven pieces, value one shilling each, as those I had enclosed in the letter in ques
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of loose stamps—I told the prisoner that all those stamps had come out of the letter addressed to Miss Collins, and asked how he ac
<lb/>counted for the possession of them—he said, "Well, sir, I cannot account for them"—I then requested him to accompany Rumbold and Bingham to his lodging, and went myself to the district office in Vere-street—they returned with the prisoner in about half an hour, and Bingham produced ten penny postage stamps—I said to the prisoner, "These postage stamps have been found at your lodging by the police-officer, where did you get them from?"—the prisoner replied, "I bought six of them from the till at dinner time, and left sixpence for them"—I said, "What time was that?"—he said, "About ten minutes to two o'clock"—(this must have been about five o'clock)—I then examined them, and identified six of them as those enclosed in the letter; those made up the number—I told him they had come out of the letter, and asked where he got them from—he said, "I can only account for them by buying them before I left"—he was then given into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIS"/>WILLIS CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of letter-carriers in the General Post-office—this letter addressed to Miss Collins was given to me by Mr. Gardner—I posted it about twenty minutes before two, at the Mount-street post-office—I knew for what purpose it was going, and particularly noted the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-117" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUMBOLD</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer, attached to the General Post-office—on 13th December I accompanied Mr. Gardner to Mount-street, and saw the prisoner there in the post-office—after some conversation between the prisoner and Mr. Gardner we all went into a private room—I there searched the prisoner, and found four sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, two florins, sixpence, and threepence in coppers, and some letters addressed to himself at 22, Berners-street, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether—Bingham and Mr. Clare then went to 22, Berners-street, and I went with them, with the prisoner in my custody—I did not go into the house—the prisoner pointed out the house—he had given me his address—we stopped in a cab a short distance off—we then went back to the office of the Western District.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you find any stamps on my person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; nor the envelope addressed to Miss Collins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a police constable, attached to the Post-office—I went to Berners-street in the cab with the prisoner—I searched a back room in the house, a sort of office; there was a desk there—I found ten penny postage stamps in a small drawer there, also some letters addressed to him
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many did you sell from the drawer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About six shillings' worth; that was between two and three o'clock, after the prisoner had left—when he came back I left the office and he took my place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Hollis and have been so for twenty-one years—I was in the shop the whole of the time between one and two o'clock on the day in question—the prisoner was at his post the whole of that time, shut in the post-office by himself—no one was with him—he was there alone from twenty minutes to two until two, or a few minutes past—nobody went in there at all—he dispatched the letters—the stamps are sup
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> No letter of any description was found in my pos
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on account of the gentleman at Liverpool, out of which I had expended 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. leaving 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; only 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of it was my own money, it was what I had to account for to the honorary secretary of a society, held at 22, Berners-street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There was 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. short that night; that is, so much in stamps was taken away; if the stamps had been left the amount would have balanced.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Robert Southey</hi>, Esq. of Ely-place, solicitor, deposed to the prisoner's good character.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LEARY</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUN</hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-100-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651218-101-offence-1 t18651218-name-136"/>Mary Ann Humphreys</persName>, a child under the age of fourteen, from the care of her parents, with intent to deprive them of her possession.
<hi rend="italic">Two</hi> other
<hi rend="italic">Counts</hi>, for taking her away by fraud, and detaining her.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Pointing to the prisoner</hi>)—he said, "If you will come along with me, I will buy you a doll"—I went with him—he took hold of my hand, and took me a long way—I wanted to go home—he said he would take me home—he took me to a coffee-shop—it was late at night—we had been walking about in the streets in the meantime—I slept along with a little girl that night; the landlady's daughter—I don't know where it was—next morning I got up and had my breakfast—the prisoner gave it me—he took me out and about that day, about the streets—the next night, Tuesday, I slept at a public-house along with a little girl—I don't know what time it was when I went to bed—it was late—I had breakfast next morning—I did not have any dinner that day—the next night, Wednesday, I slept at a coffee-shop again, the one I was at on the Monday—I slept with the little girl again—on Friday, I slept at a public-house—I spoke to the prisoner about going home during these days, and he said be would take me home—he did not—he said my mother was</p>
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<p>in the workhouse, and my father was dead—he did not do anything to me at any time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never saw the girl before she was brought to the Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-138" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Humphreys, of 18, St. Mary Axe—the little child just examined is my daughter—she was nine years old on the 2d of June last—she lives at home with me—she was in the habit of going to a day-school in Duke-street, Aldgate—that is hardly ten minutes' walk from our place—on Monday, 20th November, she went to school as usual, about 8 o'clock in the morning—she ought to have come home to dinner about 12, but she did not return at all that day—I heard nothing more of her till the next Sunday—in consequence of some infor
<lb/>mation I went to the London Hospital, and found her there—I do not know the prisoner—it was not by my consent that he kept her away from the Monday till the Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-139" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. The little girl is my daughter—I do not know the prisoner—it was not by my consent that he kept her away from the Monday till the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-140" type="given" value="JOHANNA"/>JOHANNA LEE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Michael Lee, and live at 36, Flower and Dean-street, Spitalfields—it is a common lodging-house, kept by Mr. Mitchell—I have assisted him there for a good many years—I know the prisoner—he came to the lodging-house on Saturday, 25th November, at very nearly 11 o'clock at night—the little girl was with him—he asked me for a double bed, that is a bed for two persons—I said, "You shall not have a double bed—you shall have a bed to yourself, and the little girl can sleep with Mrs. Daley"—I said, "Where is this child's mother?"—he said, "Her mother is my sister, and she is very ill in the workhouse"—I said, "You have nothing to do with this child, I am sure,' and the people there said they were sure the child was too respectable for him to have anything to do with, and they pitched into him, and pulled him about—he got out and got away, and left the child there—after he had gone she became stupefied—we thought it right to send her to the Loudon Hospital—some of the lodgers tried to find her parents—had known the prisoner before, and am quite sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HUMPHREYS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I was never in the workhouse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS OSBORN</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, William-street, Dean-street, Bethnal-green—I was at the lodging-house in Flower and "Dean-street, on this Saturday night, and saw the prisoner come there with this little girl—I heard him ask for a double bed—Mrs. Lee would not let him have it—I was not one of those that pitched into him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-142" type="surname" value="DOVE"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-142" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK DOVE</persName> </hi>. I am a house-surgeon at the London Hospital—on Sunday morning, 26th November, the child was brought there—she was then in a state of extreme stupidness, approaching stupor—I was unable at that time to tell what caused it—she vomited—I examined the vomit—I was not able to trace that anything wrong had been given to her—I was under the impression that the drowsiness was probably caused from fatigue and want of food—I examined her person, being told that an assault had been committed upon her, but I found no evidence of an assault.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-143" type="surname" value="ROBINS"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-143" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ROBINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 119). I took the prisoner into custody on Tuesday night, the 28th, about 11, in Spitalfields—I told him he was charged with an indecent assault—he said he knew nothing at all about it, all he knew about it was, taking her to this lodging-house; he had nothing to do with her; he had no connexion with her whatever; and that if he got six months it would serve him right for what he had done.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There was nothing said till we got to the station, and then you told the inspector that I said I deserved six months.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, you said it on the way to the station—you were given into custody by a man and a woman—Mrs. Laing was the woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-144" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH LAING</persName> </hi>. I was at the lodging-house on the night in question—I know the prisoner—he is the man who came there with the little girl—some of the people pitched into him; I did not—I afterwards pointed him out to the constable, and he was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the crime. On the day the child was lost I was down at Bromley, six or seven miles away from the neigh
<lb/>bourhood. I was at work at the docks on the Tuesday and Wednesday, and on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I did nothing. I was not out of my shop; I could have had plenty of witnesses, if I could have gone down to Bromley to the people that I served there, but I don't know their names.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the last two Counts.—</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Duncan and Garrett.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-149" type="given" value="HUBERT AUGUSTUS"/>HUBERT AUGUSTUS HARPOUR</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and West-minster Bank, Whitechapel Branch—on 1st October I cashed this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. over the counter—I gave the cash in gold, I do not know to whom.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-150" type="surname" value="CONTE"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-150" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CONTE</persName> </hi>. I am a cork-manufacturer, of 17, James-street, Aldgate—the prisoner was in my service at 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I keep an account at the London and Westminster Bank, Eastern Branch-none of these four cheques (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is in my writing, nor was either of them signed by my authority or knowledge—I missed five blank cheques from my cheque-book on 25th October—the book was kept in a drawer in the desk—I used to give the prisoner the book to go to the bank, and cheques which I received from my customers—I know his writing—I cannot tell whether the statement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is in his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the drawer locked?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had no one else in my employ.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-151" type="surname" value="CONTE"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CONTE</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness—on the morning that the prisoner last appeared I told him that my father had gone to the bank; he then disappeared, and I did not see him again—this statement is in his writing, and the body of these cheques also—I do not know whose writing the signatures are in; one of them is a very good imitation of my father's writing; the others are not. (
<hi rend="italic">A portion of the statement was here read, it was headed</hi>, "A true statement of how I got the money and what I did with it, and where I bought the things. John Duncan, 7/11/65."
<hi rend="italic">It stated that a young man who had not long enlisted told him to take the blank cheques from his master and to bring him some of Mr. Conte's writing, which he did, and filed them up by the young man's directions for sums which amounted to</hi> 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">or more; that he gave James Maxwell</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and a watch and chain, Bombardier</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Jennings</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and a watch, Gunner Buckley</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">Bombardier Garrett</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and a watch and chain, rings, locket, and scent bottle, also</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to buy his discharge, and</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in cash; that he bought for himself two watches, a chain, seals, microscope, and general articles of dress, and expressed his con
<lb/>trition for what he had done. A letter from the prisoner in Newgate to Mr. Conte was also put in, in which lie stated</hi>: "Do not take proceedings against me, and I will pay as soon as it lay in my power to pay you all back; I cry most bitterly to see my mother in such a state.")</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DUNCAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-102-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth and the temptation.—
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<interp inst="t18651218-102-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-102-18651218 t18651218-102-punishment-35"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GARRETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BUCKLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18651218-102-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18651218-102-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-102-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DUNCAN</hi> (15)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def2-103-18651218" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-103-18651218" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def2-103-18651218" type="surname" value="GARRETT"/>
<interp inst="def2-103-18651218" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GARRETT</hi> (21)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def3-103-18651218" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-103-18651218" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def3-103-18651218" type="surname" value="BUCKLEY"/>
<interp inst="def3-103-18651218" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BUCKLEY</hi> (21)</persName>, were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
<rs id="t18651218-103-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18651218-103-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-103-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> unlawfully conspiring together feloniously to forge an order for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Duncan and Garrett.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-155" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN WOOD"/>JOHN WOOD MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Westminster Bank—Mr. Conte keeps an account there—on 27th October this cheque for 65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was presented, and I paid it to some person whom I do not know—I also paid this cheque for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. dated 19th October, in gold—it purports to be signed by Mr. Conte.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-156" type="surname" value="REEVE"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-156" type="given" value="THOMAS CHARLES"/>THOMAS CHARLES REEVE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Westminster Bank—this cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. dated 26th October, and purporting to be drawn by Mr. Conte, was paid by me over the counter to some person, I do not know who.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-157" type="surname" value="HARPOUR"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-157" type="given" value="HUBERT AUGUSTUS"/>HUBERT AUGUSTUS HARPOUR</persName> </hi>. I paid the cheque for 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold on 21st October—I do not know to whom.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-158" type="surname" value="CONTE"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-158" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CONTE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The evidence of this witness in the last case was read over to. him, to which he assented</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-159" type="surname" value="CONTE"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CONTE</persName> </hi>. These cheques are, to the best of my belief, filled up in Duncan's writing—on a Wednesday morning in October my father went to the bank before breakfast—Duncan came in while he was away, and I said that my father had gone to the bank in a
<hi rend="italic">stew</hi>, or something like that—Duncan then went to his breakfast, and I did not see him again till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-160" type="surname" value="RANDALL"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I am a detective of the Metropolitan police, but employed by the War-office at Woolwich—on 2d November, from information I received, I went to the Alexandra Theatre at Islington, and saw Duncan join Garrett, who was standing at the entrance—I said to Duncan, "You have been stealing cheques or money from your employers"—he said, "Yes, I have"—I told him I was a police-officer, and should take him in custody—Garrett was close by and could hear the conversation—I said to Duncan, What have you done with the money you got for the cheques you passed at the bank?—he said, "I have bought things with it; I also bought two watches, one I gave to Garrett, and one I have now, "nodding towards Garrett, who said, "Yes, he did give me a watch and guard"—Duncan said, "I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. several things I bought with the money are at home"—he also said that he gave Garrett two gold rings-Garrett was not in military costume—Duncan also said, "I gave money to two other men at Woolwich at different times"—I said to Garrett, "The case looks very suspicious against you, receiving watches and money from this boy"—he made no reply—I said, "You must consider yourself in custody for receiving from</p>
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<p>the boy"—I remember speaking to Garrett about his discharge, I said "You are about purchasing your discharge, or have done so within the last few days—he said, "Yes, my father has bought my discharge with his own money," and that the amount of it was 3ol.—I had a conversation with Garrett's father, and afterwards, when Duncan and Garrett were both together, I said to Garrett, "Your father tells me you gave him the money to buy the discharge"—he said nothing—I then said to Duncan, "I understand from Garrett's father that you must have given Garrett the money to buy his discharge"—he said, "Yes, I did; I gave him 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold to buy his discharge"—I took them to the station and charged them—I searched Duncan's premises, and found a great number of things which he said were bought with the money of the forgery—on 6th November I saw Buckley at Woolwich barracks—I told him I was a police-officer, and took him for receiving sums of money from a boy named Duncan—he said, "I have not received any money from the boy Duncan"—he said that he knew the boy Duncan out at Gibraltar, but had not seen him lately—on the way to the station, I said, "You are about getting your discharge, I believe, from the service?"—he said, "Yes, my father is going to buy my discharge."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was it that Garrett said that his father had paid the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In front of the theatre—in addition to that, he said, "My father went there to the paymaster"—I do not question prisoners; I have always instructions the other way—I was obliged to ask Duncan what he had done with the money—he had robbed his employer, and I wanted to get the property—my object was to collect the evidence, if possible—that is in accordance with the instructions I receive from my superior, but we are not to put more questions than are necessary—I simply put as short questions as I possibly can to collect evidence—it is usual to tell prisoners that what they say will be taken down, and may be used against them, but I do not—I tell them that I am a police-officer, and I think that is sufficient—I sometimes caution persons, but I think it is quite optional whether I do or not—I believe it is done by the Magistrate at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-161" type="surname" value="GARRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARRETT</persName> </hi>. Garrett is my son—I have not been in the service—about a week before he was taken in custody he incidentally mentioned getting his discharge—I said, "Well, how are you to get the money?"—he said that he had been promised it by a friend of his, a young man whom he had become acquainted with lately in a very good situation, who bad very good friends—a few days afterwards, my son came to me at the Agricultural Hall where I was engaged, and handed me 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, which he said was to purchase his discharge—I was rather surprised, but not greatly so, as he had given me an intimation of it before—I believe I said, "I hope you have got it in a proper way," and he said, "Yes"—he came to me again the following week—I went with him, and he bought his clothes—he showed me a watch and chain and a gold guard—he had a watch before, but this was a better one—he said that the guard had been exchanged by his friend for his old watch—I said, "Well, you have been very fortunate to meet with so good a friend, but it is not an extraordinary thing, it is a thing which I have heard of before, and which might occur again"—he said that he considered himself fortunate—he directed me to hand the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. over to the paymaster, which I did in two or three days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there any receipt given for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The pay-master sent me a letter in reply, saying that he had received it, and would forward it to the proper quarter—I sent the money in a letter, but I changed it into notes first—the Artillery is rather a superior corps, and young men of</p>
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<p>position who enlist generally prefer it, I believe—I had no knowledge or suspicion that the money was stolen-my son was always steady and truth
<lb/>ful; he has borne a good character in the service.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-162" type="surname" value="CHRISTIE"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHRISTIE</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the Artillery, stationed at Woolwich—Buckley was also in the artillery there—these two letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are in his writing, and these two in Garrett's—I was present on 2d November when he was brought a prisoner to the office, and the adjutant told him that a boy named Duncan had made over a lot of money belonging to his em
<lb/>ployer, and asked if he knew him—he said, "Yes, I knew him about ten years ago in Gibraltar; I went to school with him"—he asked if he had written to Duncan—he hesitated at first, but afterwards admitted that he had written him one or two letters—on 4th November, Buckley was again brought to the office, and the adjutant said to him in my presence, "Authority has been received to pay in the money for your discharge, have you got the money? he said, "No, my father is going to send it for me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you with Garrett at the theatre?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I brought him from his father's house to Highbury Barn, and met Duncan in the road by the theatre.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen them together previously?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never till that night—I should not have known Duncan if it had not been for the description of the mother that day—I was ordered by the adjutant to con
<lb/>fine Garrett.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-163" type="surname" value="NEWTON"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the Artillery—I saw Buckley in custody at the Seething-lane station-Sergeant Christie said to Jennings, "Have you written to your sister?" Buckley said, "D—all letter-writing; we have got into it and we must get out of it the best way we can"—they were taking the charge then—I was present when Randall took Duncan and Garrett at the theatre, and heard the whole conversation—I have heard Randall's evidence to-day; it is correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-164" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-164" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am a corporal in the Royal Artillery—I know Garrett as a bombardier, and saw Duncan in his company in the barrack-room three times, to the best of my belief, between the 5th and 15th October-Duncan slept at the barracks once to my knowledge, during the time I was in charge of the room—It is since October 2d, when I came off recruiting service—I inquired of Garrett who he was—he said that he was either a friend or a relation—on another occasion when I saw him there and inquired who he was, Garrett said that he was a clerk living in London—I do not remember inquiring on a third occasion, or seeing Duncan there after Garrett said that he was a clerk in London—when Duncan slept there, I gave him leave to do so on Garrett's request—on one of the dates I have mentioned, Duncan came and asked whether Garrett was within—I inquired what he wanted of him, he said that he had a present for him, and showed me a double-case silver Geneva watch and guard, which I saw in Garrett's possession a few days afterwards—It is against rules to allow civilians to sleep in barracks, and I was under arrest for allowing it—I was under the impression that he was a relation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you say, "Except relations?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I cannot say whether the boy was tipsy, and not in a fit state to go home, on the night that he slept there—I had other military duties to perform, and when I returned next morning, he had gone-Buffin, who was there, was drunk—I do not know whether he brought the boy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If you had not believed he was a relation of Garrett's, would you have allowed him to sleep there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651218-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651218-name-165" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-165" type="surname" value="DUNCAN"/>
<interp inst="t18651218-name-165" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH DUNCAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Duncan, who was in the service, but now has a pension—Duncan is our son—he has nothing from us but his board and lodging—he went to Gibraltar, and there made Garrett's acquaintance—I opened a letter in October which came by post, directed to James Marville, with "J. O." in the corner of it—I read it, and showed it to the boy at night, and he tore it up—I believe it was from Buckley—I only just read it—I cannot tell exactly the contents of it, but I gathered from it that he had been to Greenwich with Buckley—there was nothing about money—I intercepted another letter from Garrett, and the boy burned that—it said that he was to bring him a watch, that be (Garrett) was on full pay, and would pay it at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I said to my boy, "I do not wish you to have anything to do with Garrett; how have you got money to pur
<lb/>chase a watch?"—he said, "Garrett was in London, and I brought him the watch, "that is, took it down to him—I cautioned him—I made a communi
<lb/>cation to Mr. Conte—my husband wrote a letter to Garrett at Woolwich, and I told him what to put in it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Garrett returned the letter to me, and told me to send it to the proper owner—I think the children made away with the letter; I cannot find it—this is a copy of it—(
<hi rend="italic">Letters read</hi>: "Bombardier Garrett—I received your letter this morning, telling my boy to bring you a watch. You must remember we are only poor people, and the boy has no money to buy watches, or yet to spend in going after you, and you writing after him may only prompt him to rob his master. I wish you to have nothing more to do with him; if you do, I will certainly bring you before your commanding officer, and I know Colonel Maberly will see me justified in doing so; you are a young soldier, with good prospects in front of you, and I don't wish to injure you if it can be avoided. W. Duncan."—"Woolwich, 11/10/65. Mrs. Duncan,—I re
<lb/>ceived this morning (Wednesday), a letter from you, accusing me of writing begging letters to your son, requesting him to purchase me a watch. Now, I see how the mistake has been; I shall take it in that light; you must look again at the letters you received from Woolwich, and you will then see that I have only written you one, which, as I got the address from a friend of mine, I accordingly addressed it there, as what I wrote to your son, whom I know no more about than your husband does of me, although the manner in which you inquired after Bombardier Garrett on Sunday, was as much as to say that I was the means of your son remaining from home; certainly, when he said he should like to stop, and he told me he had paid for a telegram to you, I made him as comfortable as our accommodation would permit. I have enclosed your threatening letter, hoping you will change the name, and forward it to the proper quarter. I wrote a letter for my friend one day, as he was on duty, that he had not time to do it; but I signed his name at the bottom of it, therefore, hoping you will correct the error, and inform me of the result, you will greatly oblige H. Garrett, bombardier.")—I went to Woolwich after the receipt of Garrett's letter, and I think the Sunday morning before—I found my boy in Garrett's room—he came out, but said nothing—I brought him up to London—I did not stop to speak to Garrett.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is the name of the boy who came to lodge at your place.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> James Maxwell—he went to school with my boy about four years ago, and he stopped with me, and slept with my boy, with my per
<lb/>mission—I think the Sunday I went down to the barracks was the Sunday before the letter was written—I never wrote to him till I received the letter, wanting my boy to bring a watch—I remember every word of the letter,</p>
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<p>because it was sent back, and I read it over and over, and Garrett's writing is so saucy, I thought it was very impudent—I can write a little, and can read plain writing—when I spoke to my son I thought there was something wrong—he did not say that he had a good master, and that he sometimes got half-a-sovereign at a time from gentlemen—he said that he got a shil
<lb/>ling sometimes, and sometimes sixpence, when he went out to the wine-merchants—I was not satisfied—I had been to Mr. Conte before I received the letter—I began to suspect as soon as I saw him with any money—I then went to Mr. Conte, and he told me it was all right, there was nothing wrong.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Duncan's statement was here put in</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for which see page</hi> 119),
<hi rend="italic">also a letter from Buckley, when in the hospital, to Duncan, asking him to bring down "that" to Woolwich on Sunday, place "it" in a handkercheif, bind it up with paper and string, and give it to him over the hospital wall.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Buckley produced a written defence, stating that he had no knowledge of Duncan having stolen the money, until he was charged at Woolwich Barracks; that the first money he received from him was </hi>1
<hi rend="italic">l. which Duncan met him with as he left the hospital, saying that he knew he (Buckley) would be weak, and had saved it up for him as he got it from the wine-merchants; that as he could not get Duncan a pass to come into the hospital to see him he wrote, saying that he would get one handed to him over the hospital wall; that he only saw Duncan once in three or four weeks, through being in hospital, and had no op
<lb/>portunity of knowing that anything wrong was going on; that he had known Duncan ten years, whose mother was like a mother to him at Gibraltar, and knowing that her husband was in a good situation, he did not wonder at the boy having money.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18651218-105-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty; see original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM UNDERWOOD</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18651218-106-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651218-106-offence-1 t18651218-name-173"/>Thomas Gil
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18651218-106-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOUSTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>some glasses, but I was sober enough to know what I was doing—I after
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 144). On Monday night, 5th December, I saw the prisoner and prosecutor in George-street, Tower-hill, in conversation, and then saw the prisoner about forty yards off—I did not see her leave the prosecutor—he made a complaint to me, and I followed the prisoner, but lost sight of her—I took her on the Thursday night following, and charged her with stealing a watch—she owned that she had the watch, and told me where it was pawned—she said she did not pawn it herself, but told me the woman who had pawned it—I afterwards saw it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-179" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SHEE</persName> </hi>. I live in Flower-street, Spitalfields—the prisoner lodges with me—on Tuesday morning, 6th December, about half-past 1, she gave me a watch—she said she met this young man, and he had only halfpence to give her, and that he gave her the watch till he paid her—the following morning she asked me to pawn it, to get her some breakfast—she went with me to the pawnbroker's door, and I went in and pawned it, and handed her the money and the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Pawnbroker did not appear to produce the watch.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY PETERSON</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18651218-108-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 24 shirts, and other goods, value 14
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<hi rend="italic">to which</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BETTS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Recom
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Peterson.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-184" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK"/>JOHN FREDERICK BEAUMAR</persName> </hi>. I am an apprentice to Foster, Porter, & Co. 47, Wood-street—I know Betts—he was employed by one of our tra
<lb/>vellers, Mr. Jones—on Saturday morning, 25th November, about a quarter past 8, I saw Betts in the entering-room—he took some parcels from under-neath the counter, strapped them up, slung them across his shoulders, and walked out-at that time I thought he was in the employment—I do not know what the parcels contained.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-185" type="given" value="EBENEZER MORGAN"/>EBENEZER MORGAN JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller in the prosecutors' employ—Betts was employed by me for two months—I discharged him on 18th November—his duty was to carry samples, and to accompany me in busi
<lb/>ness—I did not authorise him to go to the warehouse on 25th, and take away any goods—I know Butler—he was with me for two days—he ab
<lb/>sconded on Thursday, 26th November.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Butler. Q.</hi> Did I not come to my work as usual on the Friday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You left me on Thursday, between 3 and 4—I came to business on Friday at 9, waited there, and you did not come—you came there at 9, and then went away, and did not come back—you went and got this money and went away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651218-name-186" type="given" value="GORGE"/>GORGE BETTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I was formerly in Mr. Jones' employ; I was discharged on 18th November.—I had been with him two months—about a week before I left, Butler and I went up into the rug room to
<lb/>gether; it was on a Saturday, and Butler said, "There is a good chance to thieve something, "and he went down on his knees and took three gentle-man's Cardigan jackets; he brought them down stairs, till Mr. Bailey, his traveller, went out, and he then took them and left them at a place he had been to before, till he had done business, and then called for them—I was with him—on Saturday he gets done at 12, and he fetched the parcel and took it home—he waited till 1 o'clock, and took it to Henry Peterson, who comes out at 1—Peterson took the three jackets to
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins, who lives in</p>
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<p>Golden-lane, and buys stolen property—he sold them to him for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was there—on the Monday Butler took three more—he took them to Peterson's house at 5 o'clock—Peterson went to
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins with them—I did not go—I met Butler at the Britannia, and he brought the money there, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he told me that Peterson sold the jackets for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and that
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins would not give any more—he told me that was the money for the jackets—on the Saturday following, Butler took three lady's Cardigan jackets—he came there about a quarter-past 8—I came there about a quarter to 9—he said there were a lot of gloves upstairs loose on the floor, and he made me go up and get them—I brought them down, and gave them to him—he tied both the parcels together—we went home and counted them—there were 8 pairs of kid gloves, and three odd ones, and the three jackets—we went for a walk till it was about ten minutes to 1, and then Butler went and got the things, and gave them to Peterson—he took them to
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins, in Golden-lane, and sold them for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I waited outside—Peterson came out without the goods, and told us he had got 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave it to Butler—he gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and we gave Peterson 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for selling them—on the Monday following, Butler's traveller was ill, and on the Tuesday Mr. Brookman told him he had better go out with Mr. Jones, as his traveller was ill—I went to the warehouse and saw Butler come out with Mr. Jones's samples—Butler said, "I shall give him the slip"—Mr. Jones told him to go and wait at the Mansion-house for him, and he went away—I then met Peterson, and told him that Butler was going to take Mr. Jones's shirts, and he told me to go to Butler's house and see if he had come home—I went and looked in at the window, and saw Butler kneeling down on the floor, counting the shirts—I went in, and he said, "You did frighten me"—I said, "There is Henry Peterson waiting outside for you"—he said, "(Go and tell him to come in"—he came in, and said to Butler, u You promised me a shirt"—Butler said, "You can take it"—and he took the one which the detective found on him—he took the others at 5 o'clock to
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins', and sold them for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I waited in Golden-lane—I saw him carry the parcel—he came out, and said, "I have got 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it"—I said, "Give him a shilling"—he said, "I should think you would"—and I gave him a shilling, and Butler gave him a shilling—on the Wednes
<lb/>day following, Butler took one of Mr. Ede's parcels away—he is a traveller in Foster & Porter's employ—it contained 5 bundles of white kid gloves, 6 pairs in each bundle, and 37 scarfs—he took them home to his house, and counted them—I was with him—he said, "I promised Peterson a silk scarf"—and he took one out, and put it in his pocket—about ten minutes to 1, he brought the parcel out, and when Peterson came out, he said to him, "I have got you your silk scarf, "and when he felt in his pocket he could not find it—Peterson took the parcel to
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins, and he said he would not buy them, because there were two detectives watching round his house—we were all three together—I did not go in—Peterson told Butler that, and said, "What are you going to do"—he said, "You had better take them back to the warehouse"—Peterson said, "Do not do that; there is a lodger coming to our house; I will put them in the box"—Butler took them back to the warehouse—I went there on the Thursday, and Mr. Ede's boy came in and said, "There has been somebody at my samples, "and I went out—the boy came out, and I asked him if there was anything lost—he said, "Yes; there are five silk scarfs gone"—I did not see Butler again till the Friday, when he pursuaded me to go and take Mr. Garbett's samples, and I took them—they consisted of shawls, shirts, hosiery; and kid gloves—they both pur-suaded me to take them on the Friday night, but I said I would not—</p>
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<p>Butler then said, "Go on Saturday morning at a quarter-past 8,"and I went and took them, and that gentleman (Mr. Beaumar) saw me take them—I waited about till half-post 9, and then took them to Butler's house—I opened the parcel, and was looking at the stockings, when Butler's sister asked me to give her a pair, and I gave her a pair—about 11, Butler came home, and said, "They suspect you"—I said, "I dare say they do, the gentleman saw me take them out; I wish I had never taken them"—he undid the samples, and said, "We shall get about 61. for these"—we took them out, about ten minutes to 1, and waited down the court till Peterson came out—Peterson said. "Go and take the things, and meet me in White-cross-street, while I go to
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins' and see—he came back, and said, "
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins can't buy them"—Butler then said to Peterson, "You go and ask at the other place in Golden-lane"—there is another who buys stolen property, I don't know his name—Peterson went in and asked, and the man said he would buy them——me and Butler waited at the baths, in Golden-lane, and a little girl came to me, and asked me if I belonged to the things—I said, "Yes," and she told me to bring them to the shop—I took the things into the parlour where Peterson was, with the man and his wife and the little child—the man asked me where I had got them, and I told him how I had got them—Peterson said, "I want 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for this lot"—he said, "I can't give it; "and so they made a bargain—Peterson said, "I want 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pair for the kid gloves, "and the man said he could only give 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he asked 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each for the shawls, and the man gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he asked half a sovereign for a lot of hosiery, and the man gave him a crown—he asked half a crown each for the shirts, and the man gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for some stockings; altogether it came to 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Peterson gave me a sovereign, and Butler a sovereign, and kept the rest himself—altogether I have had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10s. of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the money, from first to last—I have seen Peterson and Butler together frequently—on that Saturday night I went to the Britannia Theatre with Butler—I did not see Peterson that night—the man we sold Mr. Garbett's samples to, is called
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Ryan—there is another man named
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did you first commence to take goods your
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not before Butler—I should never have done so if it had not been for him—I took one Cardigan jacket and Mr. Garbett's samples—those are the only things I myself personally took at all—I took the jacket first—I had been there about a month when Butler came—I took the jacket the Saturday before he began to take anything—I sold it to a boy that goes out with a trap, and works at Lees Brothers'—I got four shillings for it, which I kept—Butler knew I had stolen that jacket, because he was with me at the time, and he said he would take one, and he took one up, and threw it down again—he was the first who persuaded me to take any
<lb/>thing—it is not the first time I have told the story about
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Robins and
<hi rend="italic">Cockie</hi> Ryan—I told it first at Guildhall—I did not state the whole there that I have to-day, I had not the opportunity; the Magistrate would not listen to me—I made this statement to my mother, not to a police-constable—I told that policeman (Hills) that I had taken Mr. Garbett's samples, when Mr. Jones came to my house on that Monday, and that Butler and Peterson persuaded me, and that Butler took Mr. Jones' shirts—I told Hills where Mr. Garbett's samples were sold—he asked me where the other boys lived; and I told him they lived in Old-street—he asked me where the things were sold, and I told him in Golden-lane, that was all—he did not tell me it would be better for me if I pleaded guilty and gave evidence</p>
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<p>—my mother told me on Monday to plead guilty and be a good boy—I took the samples, I dare say, about five weeks after I took the jacket—Betts took all