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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</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, February 25th, 1867, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GABRIEL, MAYOR. FIFTH 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, February</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DIGBY SEYMOUR</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">appeared for Brown</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-24" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED MORELI</persName> </hi>. In May last I was in the employment of Messrs. Taylor and Stokes, of 45, Friday Street, Cheapside, silk manu
<lb/>facturers—I hare been in their employment a little over three years—I am just gone eighteen years of age—I know Brown, he is a marine store dealer in George Street, Langham Street, near Portland Place—Newman is a publicau, and keeps the Swan public-house, in George Street—I don't know what Cuthbert is or where he lives—I have known Brown some months, I first saw him at the Swan—about October or November last I sold him six or eight moire" antique dresses—on Thursday, 22nd November, I sold him two dresses, there were eleven yards in each dress; they were worth 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he had bought some of me before, and he asked me to get these for him—I got them from a cupboard of Messrs. Taylor and Stokes, I stole them—at the time I sold them to Brown I was in front of his shop—there were a lot of old things in the shop, bills about rags for 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound, and that sort of thing—I was just inside the shop—I believe Brown gave me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the two dresses—I had first seen him in the morn
<lb/>ing—he had asked me before to get him the two dresses and when I saw him I said, "I have got those two dresses of moire for you"—after he</p>
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<p>had paid me the money we went round to the Globe public-house: that was in the morning, when we had something to drink; and as we were coming home he asked me if I could get him eleven dresses, I told him I would let him know—I saw a bar-woman at the Globe; it was not there that he asked me, it was as we were coming along home back again he said ten or eleven dresses—I said eleven, because I got him eleven—I said I would let him know, and I did let him know next day, Friday; I said I could get them—I saw him on Friday morning at his own house, and in the evening at the Swan—I then told him I would get them, and he told me to bring them at half-past two next day, Saturday—I don't think any price was mentioned by Brown to me at that time—on the Saturday I took the eleven dresses from Messrs. Taylor and Stokes—I went there at half-past eight in the morning; my proper time was nine o'clock—Mrs. Woolner, the housekeeper, opened the door to me—I had to get the keys from her—I took the eleven dresses a little after half-past eight, I took them to the Golden Last public-house, in Cannon Street—I left no one in the warehouse when I came out—I locked the door and took the keys up again to the housekeeper—the parcel I left at the Golden Last was packed in brown paper—the colours were packed in sheets of brown paper, and then wrapped up in another parcel of brown paper—there were three dresses of black, three of brown, three of bine, and two of violet—I took them from a large quantity in the warehouse—I left them with the bar-woman at the Golden Last, and went back to the warehouse—I went again to the Golden Last about one or a little after, and took away the parcel and took it to the Portland Stores, at the corner of Marylebone Street and George Street—I left it there about half-past one or twenty minutes to two till I called for it—I then went to see if Brown was in—I went to his house, he was not in; I heard that I should see him in the evening at the Swan, about six or seven—I went there about five—after a time Brown came in, and went down to the skittle ground—I went there and saw him; there were other persons there, but neither of the other prisoners—I said to Brown, "I have got these moires for you"—he said, "Well, I have not got the money now; I shall see you bye and bye"—he was to give me about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dress, I put it down on a piece of paper for him; that was arranged on the Friday evenig, I be
<lb/>lieve—I left the paper with brown—I did not stop long in the skittle ground—I went up stairs, and had a game of bagatelle—I saw Brown occasionally during the evening—before seven was the time I saw him and spoke to him—he said, "I have been disappointed, I cannot get any money to buy these moires, but I have a man here that will buy them, and that will do as well, I suppose"—he pointed to Cuthbert—at that time the dresses were at the Portland Stores—Brown and Cuthbert had been speaking together before; and when Brown said, "Here is a man, that will do as well," pointing to Cuthbert, Brown asked me to get the goods, and took them into the back kitchen of the Swan—I did so, and Brown brought Cuthbert out there; Brown did not remain, he went away, leaving Cuthbert with me—he first said, "Is that the parcel?"—I said, "Yes"—I was going to undo it—he said, "You need not undo it, I will take your word for what is in it"—I did not undo it, he did not see the inside—I told him what there was, eleven dresses—I told him there were three dresses of black, three dresses of brown, three of blue, and two of violet moire antique, making eleven in all—he then said, "How much do you want for them?"—I said, "16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the lot;" that would be 30
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<p>he then said, "I suppose you will take 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them"—he made me that offer without seeing them, he took my word; at least, I suppose somebody had told him before—when he offered me 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I said I would take it—he then said he had not got the money with him, but he daresay he could borrow it of Mr. Newman; "at all events," he said, "I can borrow 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of him; if you will write me out a receipt for the money, I will get it from Mr. Newman, and I will give you an I O U for the remainder"—he went to Newman at the bar, and said, "Lend me a tenner, will you, Bill?"—he said, "I have not got it, but I can spare you 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., if that will do"—he asked me if I would take the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and have the other 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on Monday between six and eight—I said yes, after a little while—Newman gave Cathbert 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and Cuthbert wrote out a receipt for a stamp, and signed for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the receipt—it is Cuthbert's writing, and this is my signature—(
<hi rend="italic">read;</hi> "London, November 25th, 1866. Received of Mr. Cuth
<lb/>bert the sum of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on account of silk received.
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. MORELL</hi>.") I saw Cuthbert write that, and I stamped and signed it; I then handed it to Cuthbert, and he gave me the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he brought the parcel from the back kitchen and handed it over to Mr. Newman, and he put it behind the bar—I then went away—I saw Cuthbert again on the Monday between six and ten at the Swan—on the Sunday I saw my master, Mr. Taylor—I was taken by him to the house of his brother—on the Monday evening following, close upon eight, I went to the Swan, and he was gone—I saw Newman, he asked a barman or potman called Tom to fetch up a note that Cuthbert had left for me; he brought it to me—I handed it to one of the detectives almost directly, when I left the Swan—I read it and gave it to the detective—I went to Wormwood Street at eleven next morning, at the corner of Bishopsgate Street, and there met Cuthbtrt—I first spoke to him, and he said, "I have not got the money for you, but I shall see you this evening at the Swan—I said, "Can't I meet you at your house or somewhere else? I don't like always going to the Swan"—he said no—he asked me if I would have a glass of something to drink, and we went into a public-house at the corner of Wormwood Street and Bishops
<lb/>gate Street, and the police came and took him into custody—when Cuth
<lb/>bert and I were in the back kitchen with the dresses on the Saturday he did not ask where I got them from, he only said, "I do not wish every
<lb/>body to know my business outside, I want it kept dark"—Cuthbert was alone with me at that time—I said, "Nobody knows anything about it but Brown and you"'—he said, "All right"—I once sold Newman two dresses, that was some time before the eleven dresses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that, upon this indictment, evidence of separate receivings could not be given.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proffered the evidence to show guilty knowledge, and on that ground the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that it was admissible.</hi> I think it was in October or the beginning of November that I sold two dresses to Newman—they were moire antique—I got them from Messrs. Taylor and Stokes's cupboard; it was twenty-three yards all in one piece, and the value was about 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Newman had asked me pre
<lb/>viously if I could let him have one dress, as he wanted it very cheap to give away—that was a night or two before, in front of his bar—I said I would let him have the cheapest price I could do it at—he did not say what price he would give me, I said I could let him have one for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he asked if I could bring it the next night, to see if it would do—I said I would; but after that he asked me to bring him two dresses instead of one—he said, "I suppose you will let me have another one for the same?</p>
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<p>make the two dresses 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—the trade price of the two dresses would be 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I brought the dresses to him next evening at the Swan—I handed them over to him—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and said, "I will pay you the other pound in a few days," and he paid me on the Friday night after—there was no invoice or receipt given or asked for—I never sold Newman any more besides these two—I am not certain of the number I sold to Brown—I believe it was six or eight dresses—they were all moire antique—I got them from Taylor and Stokes's cupboard, I stole them—I did not give Brown any invoice or receipt, he did not ask me for any—my father lives in Great Portland Street, about 100 yards from the Swan—he is a jeweler—he was in the habit of going to the Swan on a Friday night to an exhi
<lb/>bitions meeting, and one Friday night when I was there Newman said, "Your old man will be here to-night; you had better be up stairs"—that was before I took the eleven dresses—I went up to the bagatelle-room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SEYMOUR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in Messrs. Taylor and Stokes's employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A little over three years—I had not been in any situation before that; I had been doing two or three things previously—my father has lived about two years where he is now—he had been secretary to a club some time before this happened, bat not at that time—Brown did not know him that I know of—no reference was made to my father when he first spoke to me—I first saw Brown at the Swan, I don't know the date—I had seen him there several times before I sold him any dresses—I don't know that he knew I was the son of Mr. Morell, the jeweller; he never asked me where I lived, and I never told him who or what I was—I did not say on the former trial that Brown knew who my father was, and referred to him—I first sold him the dresses at the Swan—I did not call at his shop the first time—I had been to the Swan several times before I sold any dresses there—I had sold to one person, James Sylvester; he was tried last session and acquitted—I gave evidence against him—I had sold him some moire antiques of the same value—I got a higher price from him; I got 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per dress, instead of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had sold to somebody else besides, not to sixteen or seventeen others, not dresses, silk or ribbon—I never sold any ribbon—I once sold two or three shawls—I have not sold handkerchiefs, I sold pieces of moire' antique to make scarves of—I sold two woollen shirts to Brown—I some
<lb/>times sold things in the Swan, and sometimes to different persons when I have met them at different places—I once opened two shirts that I had at the Swan, and Brown bought them of me, but I forgot the price he paid me—I have not sold to strangers—I have sold things to persons connected with my father's club, only patterns or anything like that—I did not tell Brown or any of these persons that the goods were stolen—I asked Brown a higher price than I got, he offered me something less, he always offered me less—I did not say if I let him have it at that price it would leave me no profit; I might have said something of the kind—I have not got a very bad memory—I have not been known as a
<hi rend="italic">half-wit</hi> in the family—I may have said to Brown, if I took the price he offered it would not pay me; we bargained—he always got me lower—I took the price he first offered—I did not take out a book, not on any occasion; I might have taken out a book, but not to see what the price was—I often hare books in my pocket—I don't recollect ever taking out a book as if to see whether I could part with the dresses at the price offered I am not certain I did not—it is a thing I might have done—I always had a pocket-book in my pocket—it is very likely I might have taken it</p>
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<p>out—I did not refer to it to see the price which the articles came to—I did not have the prices marked down—I don't recollect referring to the book—I won't swear I did not—I did not, when Brown was doubtful, try to per
<lb/>suade him—he never was doubtful—I have not said that I did try to persuade him—I meant to say, if he appeared doubtful I should have tried to convince him it was all right, but he did not appear doubtful in anything—I meant that he should not suspect I had got the things wrongly—if it had been necessary to produce the book I should have done so—I might have offered to write Brown out an invoice if he wished it—I don't believe he ever asked me for one—I did not say, "You may have an invoice if you like, I have only got to go to my principal for it—I might have offered an invoice—if I had I should have written it out for him—nothing was said about It—I never said anything to Brown about an invoice—I don't recollect ever offering to write him out an invoice—I won't swear I did not—I did not sell any articles with the authority and on the behalf of Mr. Cushway, the foreman of Messrs. Taylor—I have bought things of Cush
<lb/>way and sold them again on my own behalf—I did not sell any silk that I bought of Cushway—I did not sell anything for him on commission—he asked me a price—I paid him the price and then put something on and sold them for myself—that was the way we did business—the things I sold were at the Swan, and sold about the neighbourhood, and sold at their proper value—I never said I was selling those goods on commission—I did not describe myself as a commissiou agent—you have asked me that several times before, and I have always said I never recollected saying to anybody that I was a commission agent—I might have said I got something on the goods I sold—that is much the same thing—I don't believe I ever said I was a commission agent—I don't know anybody of the name of Reeves—I know the Portland Stores—a Miss Botwood, the daughter or sister of the former proprietor, was going to buy a shawl—I offered it to her—she de
<lb/>clined to have it—I did not tell her I was selling on commission—I told her I had got out several on sale or return—I told her I should get a trifle on them, that she could buy cheaper than at a shop, because I had not to pay taxes—I don't recollect saying anything to her about silk—I might have offered her a pattern—I did not tell her the goods I had to dispose of were part of an old stock—I never said so to any one about the shawls—I might have said so about the satins—I sold some satins to Sylvester—I have not said so on other occasions—I might have said they could get them cheaper than going to a house—I know Shakespeare—he is a fret cutter in Nassau Street—he was before the Magistrate as a witness for the prosecution—I would not swear that I did not state in his presence that I sold silk on commission, but I believe I did not, but if anybody said I did I would not wear I did not—it is possible, but not probable—I know Thomas Sanderson—he has charge of the Portland Stores, a beer shop—I never offered him any silks for sale—I asked him at one time if he would buy any, and he said no—I did not tell him I was a commission agent, or anything to that effect—I said I could get them for him—I said nothing to him about having to make up an account monthly, or anything about my accounts—I remember Sylvester's arrest—I did not at that time go to Sanderson's in false whiskers and moustache—I went to the Swan so—I don't know why—I had had too much to drink that day—I did not sit down—I stood there, and went out almost directly—I did not go into the back kitchen then—I could not be in the house without looking at the bar—I had no motive for going there—did not know what I was doing</p>
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<p>—I did not put on the whiskers and moustache myself—the man I bought them of did—I went with somebody who bought them for me—I don't know who he was—I met him at Sanderson's—he was not in the police—I had seen him once or twice before—at that time the charge had been made against Brown—I sold six or eight dresses to Brown—I sold him more than five—Six at the least—it may have been eight or it may have been six—no one was present at the time—I believe he gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the first two dresses, and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the last—I believe I said at the last trial he gave me 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dress—when I saw Brown in the skittle ground he did not say he did not want to buy—he said he had not the money, but he would see me again—he expected to get it—he afterwards said he could not get it, but he had got somebody there that would buy; would that do as well?—I don't recollect the exact words—he then introduced me to Cuthbert, and left me with him—I saw him again in the evening afterwards—I went into the back kitchen with Cuthbert—I had no further bargaining with Brown that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been at this; how long have you been stealing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some few months before—four months before—quite that—I took a large quantity—Sylvester had a large sum—I don't know whether it was 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—there was about from twelve to twenty dozen satins, and twenty-eight or thirty moire antique dresses; no other things—I had not been selling for Cushway before I began to steal—I never sold for him at all—I had bought of him some months before—they were shawls, shirts, and various things—I sold those things in the same neighbourhood; at the Swan—that was the only public-house I sold anything at—the Portland Stores is a beer shop—I had been in the habit of selling things I had bought of Cushway at other houses in the neighbourhood for three or four months before I began to steal—I got the goods by going to the warehouse early in the morning—I made them up in a parcel and left it at the Golden Last—I got the keys of the warehouse from the housekeeper and took them up to her again—I made an excuse to her about going there early in the morning—when Newman asked me to get these things he was behind his bar—it was about six or seven in the evening—I dare say there was somebody there—I don't know whether anybody heard him—it was about the same time when I took the things, and he put it behind the bar—there were persons there then—I dare say I have sold things to sixteen or seventeen other persons—not silks, but different things—they were not sold to tradesmen, private persons, working men that I sold sheets and that like to—some might be shop keepers and some private persons—I did not sell them all below their value—I always put the price a little over the wholesale price—I sold most of the satins to Sylveter—I only sold satins and silks to one other person besides Sylvester and the prisoners—I sold patterns to other persons, but I did not steal those—I came by them honestly—they were patterns of silk that had been in stock, and I asked Mr. Taylor at one time if I could have any, but I was always to ask Mr. Cushway if they were of use or not before I took them—I asked Cushway the first time, but not afterwards, because I thought I was competent to judge whether they were of use—I never paid for any of them—I asked for them as a gift, and had them as a gift—besides those things, I don't know to how many persons I have sold goods that I stole—there was one that I sold some satins to that I stole, and only one—I have not sold stolen things to ten or twelve different persons—I am sure of that—I sold the stolen goods below their value—I</p>
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<p>said some of them were old stock—I did not say anything about the Duke of Wellington's funeral—I only sold to one man besides Sylvester and the prisoners—it was to a man named Edwards—he is a tailor, I believe—he sold them for me, and gave me the price he got—he did not supply me with clothes—I bought a coat of him once—I did not sell anything to a man named Dodd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long is it since you first stole anything from your employers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About four months or so before the first examination—I believe I said so at the police-court—I had not stolen patterns ten months before—I took them because they were of no use—I don't believe I said at the police-court that I stole them—if I did it was a mistake—I don't recollect having said so—I will not swear I did not—I had goods on sale or return—I said so to Miss Botwood; that is all, I think—I have told persons that I had woollen goods on sale or return—I think I have sold about thirty dresses of moire altogether; twenty-one to the prisoners and the remainder to Sylvester—I don't know that Mr. Gushway says there are about forty dresses missing—I saw it stated in the paper, but they often lose dresses—I always had receipt stamps in my pocket-book—Cuthbertbrought me the receipt to sign, and then I took out the pocket-book and the receipt stamp—he said, "Give me a receipt, and I will give you an I O U for the remainder of the money"—it was before Cuthbert went into the back kitchen that I saw Brown speaking to him, and after Brown said he could not buy the things, both before and after—I believe I hare said before to-day that Cuthbert said he would take my word for what the parcel contained, and also that I told him the number and colours of the dresses—I believe I did not tell Shakespeare that I sold goods on commission—I am not certain; I would not swear I have not—I was not in the police-court when he was examined—I used to spend a good deal of money about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BELEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at those pieces of silk (
<hi rend="italic">producing some</hi>); are those the kind of things you call "patterns?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they are the weaver's patterns, with the stripes on each side; they had not been cut off a dress—they are useless in the warehouse, they would make up into a tie—those are the things I had my master's permission to take some of—I don't know how many of them I sold—I gave away a great many more than I sold—I got 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them—I include in the sixteen or seventeen persons to whom I sold things those to whom I sold these patterns; they were mostly young men about my own age—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are moire antique dresses of the same kind that I took and sold, the same sort as the eleven dresses—I stole some thirty dresses altogether—the satins were folded in handkerchiefs—they were not severed; they could be made into dresses—I should say I took from fifteen to twenty dozen of those—Edwards had two or three of those to sell; with that exception no one but Sylvester and the prisoners had any satins or silks—the highest price I got for the silk was from Sylvester, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for one dress—the first trans
<lb/>action with Brown was 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and then 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Newman gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for two dresses; they were not quite so rich as those I sold to Brown—I had about half a dozen shirts from Cushway to sell, and two or three shawls at from 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was what I gave for them—I sold two or three; I don't remember how many—I always paid Cushway for them before I took them away—the shirts were 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a piece; and there was a knitted Cardigan jacket at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not sell any sheets; I had some—I made about 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. profit on the sixteen or seventeen trans
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<p>with those goods that I had on sale or return, I mean on the lot—I never sold as much as 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth to any one person—I have men
<lb/>tioned all the transactions I had in reference to the sale of goods—the excuse I made to the housekeeper for being at the warehouse so early in the morning was, that I had to go and see somebody off by the railway by an early train, and then I went there afterwards—whoever was there first, Cushway or me, or any other, had the keys—I represented that the satins Sylvester bought were part of an old stock, not the moire antiques; any one could see they were new.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it not usual in selling old stock to sell at a large discount from the wholesale price?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know; not when goods are of any value—in this case the old stock was worth a good deal more than new, because silk had risen a good deal—I did not represent to the prisonen that I was a commission agent, or that I had these or any other goods on sale or return—I did not represent that these were job lots.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you used to spend a good deal of money; when did that begin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When I began to sell these goods I spent a good deal of the money in Newman's house in tossing for wine, champagne and sherry—I tossed with Newman on some occasions—I paid 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a bottle for the champagne and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the sherry—that was not the only way in which I spent the money; I lost a good deal in betting on horse-racing—I betted in George Yard, Snow Hill, where people congregate to mib bets—I don't know how often I left goods at the Golden Last—I left them there a good many times, large and small parcels—they knew who I was—the barmaid who took them in did not know where I worked, I believe—I never heard that she did—I had ordered soda-water and things to go from there to 45, Friday Street—they very likely knew I was there from that; and I have taken goods in from the man who was sent with them from the Golden Last—I took the satins there at first—afterwards I used to put them in my coat pocket—I began to leave goods there about a month before I was discovered—the shirts and other things I always took in a parcel in my hand, sometimes I took the moire antiques in my pocket—I dare say I have paid for seven or eight bottles of sherry and five, or six of champagne—that was from losing—I won one bottle of champagne from Newman once—Brown, Newman, and several others took part in it—I never saw Cuthbert before the Saturday when I sold lim the dresses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-25" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-25" type="surname" value="WOOLNER"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-25" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WOOLNER</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Messrs. Taylor and Stokes, of Friday Street, Cheapside—upon the warehouse being locked up at night the keys are left in my charge up in my room—we sleep in the warehouse—we always open the warehouse at nine o'clock in the morning—my duties are not generally done till half-past eight, and then I take up the keys—I know the witness Morell—I remember his coming on Saturday, the 24th November—the doors were open then—we were doing our duties there—he came about a quarter past eight—I was then in the ware-house, and I remained there till twenty or twenty-five minutes part eight—I then went up stairs and left him there, and about twenty minutes to nine he brought the keys up to me, after locking the warehouse door—he then went down stairs again and shut the street door after him—my husband took the keys down again at nine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-26" type="surname" value="OSBORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-26" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Golden Last public-house, in Cannon Street, City—I know the lad Morell—I did not know him to recognise him till I saw him in Court—on a Saturday in November I remember</p>
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<p>finding a brown paper parcel at the inner bar of my house—I had a con
<lb/>versation with the barmaid, and after that I opened the parcel—it con
<lb/>tained five pieces of moire antique silk of various colours, black, mauve, and blue, similar to these produced—I did up the parcel again in the same state and went to the police-station—Morell afterwards took away the parcel, about one o'clock—up to that day I did not know where he was employed—I found out the firm he belonged to after going to the station, and went immediately and saw the principals.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-27" type="surname" value="SANDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-27" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I was in charge of the Portland Stores for Mr. Jarrett, the proprietor, on the Saturday before the prisoners were taken into custody—on that Saturday I saw the witness Morell—he brought a brown paper parcel—it remained there four or five hours, and he then took it away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You know Morell pretty well?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know him by seeing him come there as a customer—he has offered to sell me goods—he said he had goods to sell on commission, and that he paid for them monthly—he did not mention any particular things, anything I might want in the shape of wearing apparel I presume he meant—he men
<lb/>tioned socks, and I bought a Cardigan jacket of him, and he was dressed about the same as he is to-day, only he looked a little more smart—I had not the slightest suspicion of the goods having been stolen—I have not seen him sell goods to other persons—I knew that his father lived in the neighbourhood; I have only been there about six months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you give for the jacket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was the only thing I bought of him—he never showed me any
<lb/>thing else.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What could you have got the jacket for at a shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For about the same price—he said he could sell me goods at ten or fifteen per cent less than I could buy them at a shop; he, being in a wholesale ware-house, could afford to sell them at a less profit than a shopkeeper who was paying rent and taxes—he did not offer to sell me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-28" type="surname" value="CARTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-28" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CARTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 217
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On Tuesday, 27th November, I received directions to follow Morell, in company with Biddlestone, another officer—I saw him stop in Wormwood Street, and have a conver
<lb/>sation with Cuthbert—they went into a public-house at the corner of Wormwood Street and Bishopsgate Street—I went in and heard Cuthbert say, "I will see you at the Swan this evening"—I was in plain clothes—I then told Cuthbert that I was a police constable, and I should charge him with receiving a parcel of silk last Saturday night from that young man, pointing to Morell—he said, "I have not received any silk"—I said, "Do you know the Swan public-house?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Do you know George Street, Portland Road?"—he said, "No; if you charge me you will have to prove it"—I then took him to the station—on search
<lb/>ing him I found this receipt, signed J. Morell—I had a note which Morell gave me—I believe I gave it back to him, but I would not be positive—I have not searched for it—after taking Cuthbert into custody I went to Newman's house on that same day—I told him I was a police constable, and that I came to charge him with receiving a parcel of silk last Saturday night from a young man named Morell—he said, "What do you mean? I hare not received any silk: I know nothing about it"—I said, "I have been informed that you lent 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on a parcel of silk last Saturday night"—he then said, "There was a parcel left here, and it was taken away again</p>
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<p>by a man, I don't know who"—I then told him I should further charge him with receiving silk upon a previous occasion—he said, "Yes, I have bought two dresses, and I gave 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them"—I asked if he had a receipt for it—he said, "No"—I took him into custody, and handed him to 123 E to take to the station—I then went to Brown's house—I saw him and told him I was going to charge him with receiving silk last Thursday night from a young man named Morell—he said, "Silk, sir? I have not received any silk"—he became very much excited, and said, "Good God! I will tell the truth; the Swan public-house has been my ruin at last"—I took him to the station—he keeps a small marine store shop in the same street as the Swan—I have made every effort to find the dresses, but have not done so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have known Brown for some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have—I should say over six years—he is a dealer in metal—he has been in a factory, and his wife keeps the shop—I can't prove any
<lb/>thing against him—I have heard that other persons have suspected him—I never did—he has never been in any trouble that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-29" type="surname" value="BIDDLESTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-29" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BIDDLESTONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 80
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On 27th November I received directions to watch young Morell—I was in plain clothes—I first saw him in the Portland Road about 120 yards from the Swan—he went there—he had a piece of paper in his hand, which he showed me—he then went towards the City—I saw him meet Cuthbert at the corner of Wormwood Street—they were in conversation some five minutes—they then went into the public-house at the corner—Carter went in before me—he said to Cuthbert, "I shall charge you with receiving a quantity of silk on Satur
<lb/>day night from a young man named Morell, at the Swan public-house, George Street, Portland Road"—Morell was there at the time—Cuthbert said that he did not know the Swan public-house, that he did not know George Street, and that he had not bought any silk—I was present when he was searched at the station, and saw this receipt found on him—I after
<lb/>wards went with Carter to Newman's and to Brown's—I know the back kitchen at the Swan—it is now made into a skittle ground, and has been so for nine or ten weeks—in November last I believe it was a back kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The back kitchen was a public place, where all the customers were allowed to go?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I believe so—it was open to anybody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-30" type="surname" value="SEARLE"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SEARLE</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the E division of police—I was at the station in George Street when the prisoners were brought there in custody—when Brown was brought in the first thing he asked me was what they could do to him provided he was found guilty—I said it depended entirely upon the evidence; I could say nothing upon that—he said, "I know I have done wrong"—Cuthbert was detained in the office before Brown and Newman were brought in—he asked me how long he was to bo detained—I said it all depended upon how long it was before the other prisoners were brought in—I had sent out to bring in two others, and I could not say—he said, "I gave the value for it; it was damaged, from being exposed in the window"—I said, "I have heard a very different version to that, as to the value of it"—he then said that nobody but him
<lb/>self and the boy could tell what the value of it was, for it was passed to him over the counter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was anybody present when Brown said what you have stated?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it was in my private office—I was not subpoenaed at the police-court—I have been subpoenaed here—I was here</p>
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<p>last Session—the prosecutors were aware of what I could say, but they did not want to bring me away from my duties, if they could avoid it—I took no note of the conversation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-31" type="surname" value="BARRY"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARRY</persName> </hi>. I am a picture-frame maker in George Street, Hampstead Road—I have known Morell's father for some time, and have known the lad by sight—on the night of 6th November I went into the Swan, and saw young Morell there, drinking wine very extravagantly, with Newman and two or three others—I should not like to say who they were—Newman was in
<hi rend="italic">deedy</hi> conversation with them—I called for some beer, and Newman gave me a glass of wine instead, and said, "Drink this"—I said to young Morell, "I don't know how you can drink wine like this; I know very well my business won't allow me to do it like you are doing"—he said, "We have managed to do it between us; we have been tossing"—there were three bottles of wine—they were spinning money up—I had two glasses of the wine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It was Newman who asked you to drink?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he said, "Drink: I have a beautiful stock in the cellar"—he said it was 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a bottle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure young Morell was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I said to him, "George, you had better go home."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-32" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SHAKESPEARE</persName> </hi>. I know the Swan public-house—I have known young Morell ten months—I have seen him at the Swan two or three times—I have met him there—I have seen Newman there—he is the landlord—I have seen Brown there once or twice—when Morell has been there—I have not seen any wine drunk there—the last time I was at the Swan with Morell was four months before I went before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you heard Morell offer goods for sale?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, on commission—he said that in the Swan—there were two or three persons there at the time, strangers—he stated this openly at the bar of the Swan—that applied to twelve yards of silk—he said he sold the silk on commission—I am quite sure it was silk he said—I have known him as a seller of goods on commission in that neighbourhood since he left the Working Men's Club—he has offered goods for sale to the members of the club—it was held at 73, Great Titchfield Street—the goods were offered openly to anybody in the club—there was no secrecy about it—I know his father—he lives in the neighbourhood, he was secretary to the club, and was very well known in the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been a friend of Morell's, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I thought he was going on a little too fast, but I had no idea he was stealing—I thought he was selling on commission.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he cut rather a dash, and spend a good deal of money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have been to the theatre with him—he did not pay for me—I have not been to the Haymarket or other places with him—I have seen him spending a good deal of money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What have you seen him offering for sale at the Swan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only the twelve yards, and that he sold over the bar to Miss Newman—when I saw that I had an idea that it was not right, and soon after that I left the place—that was three or four months before I was examined at the police-court—he said he was selling that on commis
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he represent himself as a general commission agent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yea—I never saw him offer anything else but the twelve yards—he</p>
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<p>sold small remnants of silk at the Working Mens' Club for 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not hear anything pass when he sold the twelve yards—I only saw it passed over the bar, and the money given—he told me it was sold on commission, and he told me several times before that he sold on commission.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear him say to Miss Newman, "I have brought you twelve yards of silk; would you like to buy it?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I heard those words pass—it was not at that same time that he said he was selling on commission—he had told me so previously—I have heard him say so publicly in front of the bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-33" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BLACKETT</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, I have known young Morell about eighteen months—I have been at the Swan two or three nights a week, and have seen Morell there with Brown and Newman—I have seen them tossing for wine, I saw some sherry brought, which was drunk by Newman, Brown, Morell, and several others—I have seen tossing there on other, occasions, when Morell has been there, but I have not known what they have had—I have not seen Cuthbert there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When this tossing and drinking was going on was Mr. Barry there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know him (
<hi rend="italic">Barry wot called forward</hi>)—I know him by seeing him here, but I never saw him in the house—I was not a companion of Morell's, I used to go with him occasionally; I did not know that he was selling on commission, he told me one thing he was selling on commission, that was flannel shirts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-34" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FRASER</persName> </hi>. I live in George Street, two doors from Brown's shop—I was an acquaintance of Morell's at the club, I continued on terms with him up to the beginning of this case—I went to the Swan with him, I can't say how often, I have met him there, perhaps, thirty or forty times within about two months of the prisoners being taken into custody—I be
<lb/>lieve I have seen the prisoners there on one or two of those occasions, but never to notice them particularly—I have known Brown, through living in the same street, all my lifetime—I have seen him at the Swan when Morell has been there, they have been playing bagatelle and different things, I have played with them; Newman has been there as the landlord—I never saw any tossing for wine—I saw some wine consumed on one occasion when Morell was there, I believe Brown was there then; I cant say about Newman, but I believe he was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Barry there on that occa
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't remember him—that was the only time I saw wine, they generally had fourpenny half-and-half, what I took—I knew nothing about Morell's dealings—I saw him sell small strips of silk at the club, enough to make a necktie.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor of Carburton Street, Portland Road—I have known young Morell about two years—on Saturday, 24th November, I was at the Portland Stores, and saw him there—I had seen him two or three times there, and once saw him take out a purse, in which I saw some threepenny pieces—he had some beer, he paid for a pot, I believe, and some he did not pay for—I afterwards saw him take out a parcel in brown paper—he took it away and came back to the stores, I then saw him with several sovereigns in his purse—I did not see the prisoners there—I have seen Morell and Newman at the Swan, and have Feen Brown there drinking at the same time as young Morell, but cannot say whether they were together—I know the kitchen of the Swan, the general public do not go there that I am aware of—I have known the house some time, but have not been there frequently—I have seen Morell at the Swan</p>
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<p>tossing for cigars with Newman, Brown, and another one; there were four of them—I once received a piece of satin, from young Morell, and I sold one dress for him to a man whose residence I do not know, who took me from a pie-house in Euston Road to a public-house in Albany Street, where he brought a lady to look at it, and then he bought it—I had two dresses in my possession, but after I found how he came by them I returned them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Two besides these?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he did not call on me: I sold one for him—I cannot tell you the name of the man in Albany Street—it was a satin dress, he gave 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—I had no idea it was stolen, I thought he was selling on commission—I expected to get something, he did not tell me what—I heard him offer the dresses on commission at the public bar of the Swan—that might bo two or it might be three months before these men were taken—I heard, him say he got them from his master to sell on commission.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On one occasion did you see Brown there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there were a good many others there at the same time; there was nothing going on on that occasion about the purchase of silks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-36" type="given" value="ROBERT MATTHEW"/>ROBERT MATTHEW MORELL</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of 108, Great Portland Street, and am the father of the lad who has been examined—I have seen Newman at his house, but cannot say that I ever spoke to him as the landlord; I had to go through his house to a committee-room, and saw him, and on one occasion the room we used for a committee-room was occupied, and Newman gave us the use of his bar parlour; I think words of civility passed then, not with me particularly, but between some of the committee and myself—irrespective of that, I have had no conversation with him—I was not aware that my son had any silk dresses—I never saw Brown till he was in the box at Marlborough Street—I know where the shop is—it is in a back street, about three minutes' walk from my house—I had no communication with Brown in any shop, and George Street is such a back street, and so dark, that I never go into it—I do not know Cuthbert.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About the back parlour, is that what they call the kitchen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—you cannot get there without going through the bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-37" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC CUSHWAY</persName> </hi>. I have been for six years warehouseman to Taylor and Stokes, broad silk manufacturers, of 45, Friday Street, Cheapside—about three years ago young Morell came into the service—we take stock once in three months—we did so on the last Saturday in the year—I made an examination of the stock on 30th November, after the prisoners were in custody, and missed forty-one moire antique dresses, and forty dozen and a half of silk handkerchiefs—the dresses were from ten to eleven and a half yards each, making 532 yards—the dresses missed varied in qua
<lb/>lity, and were similar in character to those brought here; some are off the same pieces—the lowest value was 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and the highest 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per yard—they varied from 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to twelve guineas, wholesale price to our customers to sell again—we never expose dresses in our window—the handkerchiefs were in dozen squares, thirty-four, thirty-six, thirty-eight, and forty inches each—these patterns are made by our weavers as samples before they commence a dress, to see whether they are the right quality—I have sold them at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen—I twice gave Morell some of them—Mr. Taylor said that he might have some if he asked me, and I gave him about half a dozen—I have never let him have any goods of</p>
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<p>Taylor and Stokes to sell, but he has had goods to sell which were my property, not goods of this description, but shawls, woollen shirts, and a Cardigan jacket—I received the money for them, a little over or under 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was decidedly under 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was no transaction between us except that of which I have given you an account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first know that Morell was robbing you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not know it till the Monday—the police knew it before I did—he was trusted in the warehouse, but not by himself—he did not get the keys from the housekeeper with Messrs. Taylor's or my knowledge—I never saw his father's shop, but he is very well known as a re
<lb/>spectable man—none of the silks that I have seen were damaged, or they would have been put on one side—if only half a yard was damaged it would not make much difference unless damaged in the middle, when it would be sold as a job lot; and a dress would then be worth perhaps 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I never knew one sold for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—if the colour of this blue was gone it would be worth 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I never heard of a silk manufacturer selling his goods by auction—I have a linendraper's shop of my own, and let Morell have goods on sale or return—I did not tell Taylor and Stokes of that—I employed him in that way about twelve months—I did not know that he was taking patterns besides those I gave him—that would not have been allowed—I should call that stealing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you occupied this shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I opened it last June or July—I have sold damaged silks on commission with Mr. Taylor's sanction—if I did not sell them in the shop I disposed of them to private individuals, who came to me—I did not hawk them about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> These moire antiques are of a superior kind: you do not say that articles are not made of much less value?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; French dresses are much cheaper—I never heard of moire antiques as low as three guineas and a half and four guineas unless they were French.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Mr. Taylor know that you had a shop for the sale of these articles?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I spoke to him before I opened it, and had his sanction—the lowest I sold were 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard, about 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the dress—no damaged dresses were missed from the stock that I know of—the damaged stock was kept on a shelf by itself and marked, but there was not a large quantity of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS BIDDLESTONE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you accompany Carter to Brown's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I went into the shop with him—he called Brown, who came out of the parlour—I heard Carter charge him with receiving silk from the boy Morell—he said that he had not received any—he appeared to be taken very ill, and I believe he was taken very
<hi rend="italic">queer</hi>—he went out with Carter into the yard, and what he said there I do not know—I was in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say, "Good God! I will tell the truth; I bought some and sold it again?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did—I did not hear anything about the public-house being his ruin at last.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say in your depositions he said he had not received any?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did—before he went out he said, "Good God! I bought some and sold them again in the public-house."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CUTHBERT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670225-264-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-264-18670225 t18670225-264-punishment-2"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 143
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was called, and received these two pieces of coin from Mrs. Harris—I took Rawlings, but found nothing on him—he said that he received the half-crown from Norton, and afterwards that he received it at 17, Pleasant Place, for work done—next morning he said that he had sold a coat ticket for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and that was how he got the money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) lying where he had been—he said, "Of course I know nothing about it"—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to her Majesty's Mint; these half-crowns are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Norton's Defence.</hi> I paid with a good shilling; I went outside for a certain purpose, and was taken in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAGGARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Brunswick Arms, Hackney Road—on 31st January, about half-past seven in the evening, my wife called me and said something, upon which the prisoners, who were there, drank up their beer and left—I followed them, and, in consequence of something a neigh
<lb/>bour told me, I overtook them, and said to Potts, "I accuse you of attempt
<lb/>ing to pass bad money on my wife, knowing it to be bad"—he said, "You must be quite mistaken, Mr. Haggard, for I am a respectable working man"—I said, "Perhaps you will come back and satisfy my wife of that"—he said that he had no money about him—they went back with me, and said that Mrs. Haggard was quite mistaken, and I had better draw them a pint of half-and-half and say no more about it—I gave them in charge, and told them that my wife recognised them directly they came in as having passed a bad shilling there before.</p>
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<persName id="t18670225-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-47" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN HAGGARD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—the prisoners came in on the evening of 31st January, and I recognised them as having</p>
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<p>tried to pass a bad shilling for a pint of ale several months before—Potts asked for a pint of ale, and paid me with a shilling; I tried it, gave it back to him, and told him it was bad—he paid me with a good shilling—while they were drinking the beer a customer came in and told my husband some
<lb/>thing—they went out a minute or two afterwards—as they went out Mr. Gibbs came in—my husband went after them and brought them back—they said that I must be quite mistaken, they had never been in the house before—Mr. Gibbs came back before them, and brought a bag con
<lb/>taining four shillings separately wrapped in brown paper.</p>
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<persName id="t18670225-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-48" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I keep a rag-shop next door to Mr. Haggard—about seven o'clock on 31st January I was at my door, and saw the prisoners look in at Mr. Haggard's door without going in—they then walked past my pre
<lb/>mises—I looked round afterwards, and saw Potts reaching up to the top of a wall about seven feet high, about twenty yards from my place—I after
<lb/>wards went to Mr. Haggard's for a cigar, and Mr. Haggard told me something; I then got the steps and found a bag on the top of the wall—I took it to Mr. Haggard's before I opened it—it contained these four bad shillings, separately wrapped in brown paper—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARK</hi>—(
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 124
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was called and took the pri
<lb/>soners—Potts said, "I am innocent, so help me God"—Batchelor said at the station, "I never was in the house before, neither had I the four bad shillings in my possession"—10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on Potts, and on Batchelor's good shilling and these two small bags, similar to the one in which the four shillings were found—he said that they were made a present to his children as a Christmas-box—I afterwards asked his wife, and she said that the children had no such things given to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Potts's Defence.</hi> I had nothing in my possession but 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-266-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-266-18670225 t18670225-266-punishment-5"/>Confined Nine Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL BRYANT</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-52" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-52" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA WYBROW</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the George public-house, Good
<lb/>man's Yard—on 7th January Bailey came in for a pint of half-and-half, and gave me a bad shilling—I asked him where he took it—he said, "Over in the Borough, in change for a florin for a pennyworth of apples"—I took the beer away, and gave the shilling to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-53" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-53" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KERRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 156
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I took Bailey, and receded this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Foster and Chester joined me before I left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-54" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-54" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 207
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 27th January, in conse
<lb/>quence of information, I went to the George and saw Bailey there—he said that he received the shilling in change for a florin for a pennyworth of apples—I asked him where the rest of the money was—he said, "I must live"—he was searched, but nothing was found on him—I saw Bryant leaning on a post outside the house, some distance off—I stood up in a doorway, and when the constables brought Bailey out Bryant followed behind, and as soon as he saw me he turned back; another constable took him, and Chester searched him and took a brown paper packet out of his left waistcoat pocket—I saw it opened at the station and ten bad shillings taken from it, each wrapped up separately—the prisoners said that they</p>
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<p>were very hungry, and asked me to give them something to eat, as they had had nothing since the day before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-55" type="surname" value="CHESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHESTER</persName> </hi> (23
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was with Foster, and have heard what he said; it is correct—I took Bryant, and produce ten shillings which were found on him—I asked Bailey at the station for his name and address—he said to Bryant, "Where did we sleep last night?"—Bryant said, "In Queen Street, in the Mint"—I asked whether it was Queen Street, Tower Hill, or Queen Street, Borough—Bailey said, "Queen Street, Borough, No. 29"—Bryant gave his address, Smith's Chambers, Fleur-de-Lis Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-56" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-56" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad—these other ten shillings are bad, and three of them are from the same mould as the one uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bailey's Defence.</hi> I received the shilling in change for a florin.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAILEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670225-267-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-267-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18670225-267-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-267-18670225 t18670225-267-punishment-7"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROGERS</hi> (37)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-58" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-58" type="surname" value="ROTH"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROTH</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Arms, Poland Street, Oxford Street—on 30th January the prisoner came in for half a pint of porter, and gave me a sixpence; his manner induced me to look at it, and I asked where he got it—he said that he did not know, he might have taken it at a good many places, and tendered me another, which was good—I took him to the station, and gave him in custody with the bad sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-59" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-59" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD COX</persName> </hi> (197
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I took the prisoner and received this six
<lb/>pence (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he gave his name Joseph Harper, 5, Arrow Street, Borough—he was taken before a Magistrate, remanded, and then discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-60" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-60" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am barman to Mr. Speed, of the Wellington public-house, Strand—on 6th February the prisoner came in for one one penny
<lb/>worth of gin—he gave me a bad sixpence—I bent it, punched it, nipped it, and gave it to him back—I asked where he got it—he made some state
<lb/>ment which I could not understand, and put down a good one—I gave him change—on the Monday he came again—I recognised him directly he asked for one pennyworth of beer, and gave me a sixpence—I bent it, found it was bad, and gave him in charge, with the sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not there on Saturday night.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sore you are the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-61" type="surname" value="CROLL"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-61" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CROLL</persName> </hi> (38
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). I took the prisoner and produce the sixpence—he said that he did not know it was bad—I found on him two shillings and a sixpence, good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-62" type="surname" value="WENSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WENSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I was not in the place on Saturday night. On the Monday, when I gave the witness the six
<lb/>pence, he went away with it, and I do not believe it is the one I gave him."</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-268-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY GUEST</hi> (48)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18670225-269-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-64" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-64" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Rose and Crown, Dart
<lb/>mouth Street, Westminster—on 6th February, a little before three o'clock, I served the prisoner with threehalfpennyworth of gin—she gave me a half-crown—I bent it and told her it was bad—she said that she got it from a lady in Ebury Street—I gave her in charge with the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JOYCE</persName> </hi> (261
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I took the prisoner, and received this half
<lb/>crown from Mr. Baker—she said that she lived at 19, Lewisham Street—I went there, and then returned to Mr. Baker's, and told her that she did not live there—she afterwards gave two different addresses—she was taken to the police-court, remanded to the 11th, and then discharged at about a quarter to three in the afternoon—she was locked up again at about half-past three.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-66" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-66" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY WATERFIELD</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Old Rose, Medway Street, Westminster—on 5th February I served the prisoner with a half-quartern of rum—she gave me a half-crown, and before I took it up I saw that it was bad—I bent it in a detector, gave it back to her, and said that I thought she knew it was bad, but I would let her go if she would not visit the house again—on Monday the 11th she came again, about half-past three o'clock, for threehalfpennyworth of rum—I knew her again—she offered me a half-crown—I bent it, and told her it was bad, called my father, and told him that she had been there on Tuesday with a bad half-crown—she said that she had not been in the house—she was given in charge with the half-crown—I had not lost sight of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was in the house before.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure you are the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-67" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (231
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I took the prisoner on the 11th, and re
<lb/>ceived this half-crown from Mr. Waterford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670225-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-68" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670225-269-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen her before?
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Will this patent till only hold one shilling?
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on her, and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in her hand—she was taken to the station, where she said that she had not been out before that morning—I then went to their house and took John in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you search the house?
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<lb/>crown and three farthings—I do not know whether they are father and daughter—there were two old females in the house, who were taken, but afterwards discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the half-crown you found a good one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There was no woman in your house.
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 188
<hi rend="italic">V</hi>). Mr. Adams pointed the prisoner out to me—I charged him with tendering a bad half-crown at the King's Arms—he said that I was mistaken, he was not the man—I took him to the station, and saw that something was in his mouth—I seized his throat and endeavoured to take it away, but felt it go down his throat—his mouth was cut and bleeding—the others were taken before the Magistrate, re
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-83" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HURST</persName> </hi>. My daughter gave me a bad shilling—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<lb/>bezzling the sums of 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; also to another indictment for embezzling other moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY:</hi></p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">also to</hi> felo
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">Recomended to mercy by the prosecutors</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Years'. Penal Servituds.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670225-285-offence-1 t18670225-name-109"/>Gilbert Cris
<lb/>wick</persName>, and stealing four pairs of boots, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-110" type="given" value="GILBERT"/>GILBERT CRISWICK</persName> </hi>. I live at 65, Fulham Road and am a bootmaker—last Saturday fortnight I saw my shop fastened up about eleven clock—I went to bed about a quarter to twelve—about one o'clock I heard a tre
<lb/>mendous rapping at the street door—I jumped out of bed directly, and went down half dressed, and when I opened the street door I saw the witness Mrs. Richardson—from what she said, I looked and saw one of the centre shutters down, the large plate glass broken, large enough for me to get through, and one of my boots hanging out—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are my boots, and were safe in the shop window when I went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-111" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH RICHARDSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Richardson, of 63, Sidney Street, about 100 yards from the prosecutor's—on the Sunday morning, about a quarter to one, I was going home; I heard a crash, looked across, and saw a man let the prosecutor's shutter fall, and saw the two prisoners run across—I am sure they are the men, I was within about fifty yards of them—I saw a police constable run after them; he caught them—I went across the road and knocked Mr. Criswick up—I saw the prisoners brought back, they are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Noonan. Q.</hi> If the police had not brought any one back would you have been able to give a description of the two persons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—you ran across the road, I can't say you ran past me exactly—I got out of a cab at the corner of Bury Street—I was not talking to a policeman—I saw you run up Sidney Street—I had never seen you before—I did not lose sight of you before the policeman caught you—I was at Mr. Cris
<lb/>wick's shop when the policeman caught you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-112" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PECK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 150). About a quarter to one on Sunday morning I was on duty in the Fulham Road—I heard a smashing of glass; I looked in the direction of the sound, and saw one of the prisoners drop a shutter, and the two then ran across the road up Sidney Street—the constable Pike ran after Noonan, I pursued Bryant till he ran into the</p>
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<p>arms of a constable—we took him back to the shop and then to the station—I afterwards picked up these two pairs of boots in an area on the way the prisoners ran.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryant. Q.</hi> Where was it you caught me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not catch you, the other constable caught you at the corner of Steward's Grove, I was within ten yards of you—Mrs. Richardson did not see you caught; she must have lost sight of you, but I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-113" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PIKE</persName> </hi> (332
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On this Sunday morning I was on duty at the corner of Bury Street—I heard the cracking of glass, looked in the direction of Mr. Criswick's shop, and saw one prisoner, I can't say which, on the pavement, with a shutter in his hand—they then both ran down Sidney Street—I saw Peck follow them—I ran down Bury Street, to meet them at the other end, and Noonan came running from Sidney Street—I cap
<lb/>tured him and took him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Noonan. Q.</hi> Were you talking to Mrs. Richardson when you heard the smash?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, at the corner of Bury Street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The cabman might have been talking to the policeman, but I did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Noonan's Defence.</hi> I was going home when the constable took me. I went quietly with him; it was not above a stone's throw from where I live.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bryant's Defence.</hi> I heard the cry of "Stop thief!" and ran. The policeman came up and I said, "Are you wanting somebody about here?" He said, "Yes, and I will
<hi rend="italic">nab</hi> you for it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-285-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-285-18670225 t18670225-285-punishment-26"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRYANT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18670225-285-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18670225-285-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-285-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-285-18670225 t18670225-285-punishment-27"/>Confined Fifteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-116" type="given" value="EENRY"/>EENRY PONDER</persName> </hi>. I live at the Sun Tavern Fields, Back Road—I deal with Mr. Evans—I paid the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on his account in Novem
<lb/>ber last, and he signed this receipt.</p>
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<persName id="t18670225-name-117" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-117" type="surname" value="COLEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18670225-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 60, Chiswell Street—on 28th November I paid the prisoner on account of Mr. Evans 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me this receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-118" type="given" value="ISSAAC"/>ISSAAC PUTNEY</persName> </hi>. I live in the Borough—in December last I paid the prisoner 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Mr. Evans's account; he gave me this receipt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670225-name-119" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-119" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COX</persName> </hi>. I am principal clerk and cashier to Mr. George Evans, a needle and hatband manufacturer in Cannon Street—the prisoner has been in his service about six years, first as a cutter—he was afterwards ap
<lb/>pointed town traveller, his duties were to solicit orders and collect moneys—he was paid wholly by a commission after 6th September; before that he had a salary—the commission varied according to the articles he sold, 10, 12 1/2, and 15 per cent.—he was paid his commission at the end of each week, if he wished it; I have the books here—he did not pay me these three sums or account for them—the last day I saw him was 5th January, and the last payment I made to him on commission was on 1st December.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not make the arrangement with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was repeated to me by Mr. Evans—he is in Ireland—the pri
<lb/>soner was permitted to take orders on commission for other persons as well as Mr. Evans after 6th September—I have recently become acquainted with the fact that he had an office of his own—I was never there till aftef he was in custody—he had three rooms on the first floor.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that, in the absence of Mr. Evans, there was no case to go to the Jury; that the prisoner was a clerk or servant. The Court considered the evidence insufficient, and directed a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner, which, on the appli
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LUCY</persName> </hi>. I am a shipowner at Bermondsey, and own the Bri
<lb/>tish ship Ann Lucy—the prisoner was a seaman on board her, to come from New York to London—the ship arrived at Gravesend on the 6th February—I went on board and missed a mahogany jolly-boat—I gave information to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WADE</persName> </hi>. I was master of the Ann Lucy—I shipped the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There were four men against one—how could I pull back and they pulling against me?—they would not go back; they said the ship was not seaworthy, and they would go ashore.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I could not see that he was resisting the other men in any way, but I could not positively say—he was steering the boat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I should require a reference, and ho then gave me as a reference the Reverend Alfred Stokes, the Rectory, Hatfield—I made a memo
<lb/>randum of it at the time—I showed him some designs of couches and chairs, and he chose them, and he also made some alterations in the car
<lb/>tains—he was alone on that occasion—he then left—I went to the station, for the purpose of going to town to go to Hatfield, I overtook the pri
<lb/>soner on the way and got into the same carriage with him—on the way I took out a time-table and opened it for the Great Northern, and I asked him if he knew Welling, near Hatfield—he said, "No;" and he said the Hatfield he had given me was not that Hatfield; it was Hat
<lb/>field, near Doncaster, and I made a note of that in my pocket-book—when I came to town I wrote a letter, directed to the Reverend Alfred Stokes, the Rectory, Hatfield, near Doncaster, and posted it at the General Post Office—on the 23rd I received an answer—I believed it to be true, and that it came from the Rev. Alfred Stokes—after receiving that letter I proceeded to execute the order at once—I had seen Lawrence on 21st or 22nd at the house in Gresham Road with the prisoner—Lawrence spoke about my letters, and said he thought I was rather sharp in writing respecting the reference, as I might have offended many gentle
<lb/>men, the terms being cash, and they would come down and settle as soon as the order was completed, which would be on the 24th—he spoke then of being a large landowner in the north of England, also that he was trustee of Mrs. Coleman, and that she would come into a large fortune; he spoke to Coleman about altering the stone staircase at the side of the house, and also about having a coach-house and stable built—I saw Sophia Knott; she came to Staines about the 20th or 21st, and I saw her most days after that until the 28th, she was acting as servant; she came down to look after the house, light fires, and sweep the house and look after the furni
<lb/>ture—on Monday, the 24th, Lawrence came to look over the furniture; Coleman was not with him then—on Wednesday, 26th December, Cole
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of furniture was delivered—on the 29th, in consequence of information, I went there and found all my furniture gone, and the people as well—I at once com
<lb/>municated with the police—on 31st January I received a telegram, and went with the police to 2, Blantyre Street, Chelsea—I went in and there saw Sophia Knott; she was then acting, not as servant, but more as the lady of the house, she had all the keys of the house, and was dressed as the mistress, in a silk dress, a gold chain, and jewellery; she acted the part of mistress, she showed us over the house, and showed us the furniture—Mrs. Coleman had just been confined—I identified part of the furniture as mine, I should think 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—Knott pointed out the different articles, and said, "This is your furniture," and "That is your bed," and so on—while I was there the prisoner came in, about eleven at night, or half-past, I was in the parlour—the sergeant asked me if that was William Coleman—I said, "Yes"—he said his name was Wood—I am quite sure he is the man that ordered the furniture of me—I gave hin into custody—I did not give his wife into custody—I don't know what became of Sophia Knott, she was in the house all the while we were there;</p>
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<p>I don't know what became of her afterwards—on that same day, 31st January, I went to the house of a furniture dealer at Chelsea, named West, and saw about 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of my furniture that I had supplied to the house at Staines; that remains there now—the police took possession of that in Blantyre Street—that does not make up all the furniture I supplied, the damask curtains were gone and two or three small things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> On what day did the prisoner first call on you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the 13th, but the 17th was the first time I saw him—Mr. Webb was described to me as the landlord of the house—the prisoner gave me the order for the goods on the 17th for three rooms, not for the whole house—he said he had taken the house—I did not ask him for a reference till the 19th—I showed him designs on the 17th and 19th, and he chose some from both—Mr. Kelsham gave me Coleman's address as 14, De Beauvoir Road—Coleman also gave me that address afterwards, on the 19th, I think in my shop—two of my men went to the house on the 17th to take measurements, and we commenced putting in the furniture on the 24th; we were pressed for time, in consequence of Mrs. Coleman being likely to be put to bed—I recognised the furniture again when I saw it in Blantyre Street, some of it had been altered, some was my own make, and some I had ordered from the manufacturer—I should not have sup
<lb/>plied the goods ordered on the 17th without a reference, because I wrote on the 17th for a reference—the prisoner told me had not received the letters, but I saw my trade almanack that I had sent to him there, in the kitchen at Blantyre Street—I send those to my customers; I may have given him one at my shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Nash—on 17th December I went to the house in Gresham Road to measure for blinds—no one was in the house then, it was open—I went again on Wednesday, the 19th, no one was there then—I made some other measurements—I went again on the 20th to measure and cut out carpets, and took them away to be made—I went again on the 21st to take some rollers, and again on 22nd to put up some roller blinds—I can't exactly say the day I first saw the servant, Sophia Knott—she occupied a room at the top of the house—she went up there and locked herself in at different times while I was at work there—I saw the prisoner there on the 17th with Mr. Nash, he was there nearly every day after the servant came, looking at the work, the servant generally let him in, and they went up stairs together to the top attic and talked together; they did that most every time he came, and they remained there ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I was at work there nearly every day up to the 28th—the prisoner came down that evening by the five o'clock train—the furniture was delivered first on the 24th, and was finished on the 28th—I left between four and five on the 28th, and I met the prisoner outside the house—I saw Lawrence there three or four times; he did most of the active part in looking over the work I was doing, he did not say much to me—I saw part of the furniture before the Magistrate last Monday, it was the same that had been delivered at the houge at Staines—some of it is now outside the Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How can you speak to its being the same?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think I could swear to it; it is not my work, but it has been through my hands; there is a towel horse that I can speak to, it is a new pattern—I made these memorands of the work I did at the time; I was not there every day, but I was doing work at home for the house from the 17th to the 28th—I did no work for anything else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-130" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ALLISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 29th December I received information of the removal of this furniture, and tried to find the prisoner Lawrence, and Knott—I got warrants—I could not learn anything of them until 31st January—on that day I went with Mr. Nash to Blantyre Street—I was in plain clothes—I directed the door to be knocked at—it was answered from the area door—after being answered a second time in the same way I caused a constable to get over the railings, and when the door was opened again he got an entrance—I went in and saw Sophia Knott—I went over the house with Mr. Nash, and he identified his furniture—Mrs. Coleman was in a room there—she had been recently confined—while I was there two men and a woman came to the house—the woman went up stairs and spoke to Mrs. Coleman, and remained there some time—about half-past eleven the prisoner came home—he let himself in by a latch-key—I was standing in the passage—he was followed in by police constable Randall—I told him to step into the parlour, and I then asked Mr. Nash if he identified him—he said, "Yes, that is the man representing himself to be William Coleman, at Staines"—I asked him if that was his name—he said no, his name was Wood—I told him I had a warrant for him in the name of Coleman, and I read the principal part of it to him, relating to obtaining the goods, and conspiring with others to obtain them—I then took him to the station—he said he was made a dupe of by the other man—Sophia Knott was left in the house—I did not take her—I had no warrant against her then—I saw her there next day also—on 4th February, after the remand, as I was taking the prisoner to the House of Detention, he said, "What do you think they will do with me?"—I said I thought they would commit him for trial—he said, "What a fool I must be to be made a dupe of by that man!"—I said, "Do you mean the man that represented him
<lb/>self to be Lawrence, at Staines?"—he said, "Yes"—I told him he ought to tell me where I could find him, so that the innocent might not suffer for the guilty—he said, "I should like to, if I knew where he was"—he said he was merely acting as his agent—I found this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the parlour at Blantyre Street—on 31st December I went with Mr. Nash to De Beauvoir Road, Dalaton—the house was then empty—I went to Hat
<lb/>field, near Doncaster—I found no such person as the Rev. Mr. Stokes there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-131" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT RANDALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 67
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 31st January I watched the house in Blantyre Street—I saw the prisoner come to the door—he passed me, and then turned and looked very hard at me—I followed him, and saw him open the door with a latch-key—previous to that he attempted to come off the steps—I told him to walk into the parlour, as a gentleman there wished to see him, and he went in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-132" type="given" value="THOWAS"/>THOWAS WEST</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture dealer in King's Road, Chelsea—one day in January a man named Webster called at my house, and asked if I would buy a carpet—I went to No. 5, Blantyre Street, and saw the prisoner—I offered him 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the carpet—he would not take it then, but he and Webster afterwards came and said they would take it, and I gave the 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the prisoner—after that I went to Blantyre Street again to look at a bedstead, three palliasses, a towel horse, four chairs, a feather bed, a dining-table, and a couch—I saw the prisoner and Webster—I put down on one of my cards the price the prisoner asked, and said I could not give it—next day he came and took the price I offered, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I also gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for a feather bed—Mr. Nash afterwards saw the goods, but he could not identify them till I pointed them out to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>REV. HENRY HOGARTH</persName> </hi>. I am perpetual curate of Hatfield, near Don
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<p>—I nave been there nineteen years—I know of no Reverend Alfred Stokes there—I live at the parsonage—I do not know the handwriting on this letter or envelope.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any letter come to the parsonage directed to the Reverend Alfred Stokes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not see it; my daughter did—it was not token in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE SEWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 117
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On the 1st February the prisoner was in my custody at Staines—he asked for pen and ink, and wrote a letter in my presence—I had not an envelope at the time—my at
<lb/>tention was called elsewhere, and I had received instructions not to send anything till I had shown it to my superior officer—I told him next day that I had not sent it—he said it was of no consequence—I then handed it over to the sergeant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-135" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HALFORE</persName> </hi>. I live in Oakley Road, Islington, and am landlord of 14, De Beauvoir Road—I let that house to a person who went by the name of Ross on 17th September last—I do not know the prisoner—I got possession of the house about a fortnight after Christmas—I found one or two papers there, amongst others an envelope—I noticed that the post
<lb/>mark was "Staines"—I don't know what has become of it. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter written by the prisoner at the police-station was read as follows:</hi>—"Dear Ross,—I am in sad trouble about some furniture. Please see Henry directly, and ask him to engage Mr. Williams. Please see my sister; do not tell her where I am. Come to-morrow evening. Yours truly, W. Coleman. Do not mention Bill to any one.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">The letter purporting to be written by the Rev. Alfred Stokes to Mr. Nash was also read. It spoke of the respectability of Coleman and the Lawrences, and had no hesitation in saying that he might supply any order they gave.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on Second Count</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February 26th, 1867.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-289-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing seven post-letters, the property of her Majesty's Postmaster-General.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PATTISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18670225-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-137" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CONNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 391). On 16th February my at
<lb/>tention was directed to some sticky substance on the letter-box at the chief office, Northern District, Islington, and on Monday, the 18th, I watched the box, and saw the prisoner standing near it at about twenty minutes to seven in the evening—I walked past and crossed the road to the opposite side and watched him for about twenty minutes, during which time I saw him seven or eight times go to the letter-box with his back towards it—when a person came to post a letter the prisoner drew himself from the box towards the corner, and when they had done so he went towards the box again—after that he left the box, and came across to where I was standing—I stopped him and told him I wanted him to go back with me to the post-office—he said, "What for?"—I said my suspicions were that he had been abstracting letters from the letter-box—he said, "Do not lock me up"—I took him back to the post-office and told the inspector what I had seen—he told the inspector not to lock him up—the inspector said, "I can see a letter in his pocket"—on that I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me place any matter there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, nor was anything of the kind found on you—I had hold of you by the collar on one side going to the station, and a postman on the other; there was no possibility of your getting rid of anything—I went to your father's and searched your box, but found nothing relating to the charge—I took four certificates to character from you, and have them here—I did not see you take any of the letters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see what he was doing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By his move
<lb/>ments I could see that he was doing something behind him—his hands were behind him.</p>
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<persName id="t18670225-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of letter carriers at the Northern District Office, Islington—on 16th February my attention was called to the letter-box—I did not examine it, but communicated with Connell—I was present on Monday the 18th, when Connell brought the prisoner into the office, and I observed that he kept his hands in his tail pockets—I said, "There are letters in his pockets," and Connell took seven letters out which bore, with the exception of one, unobligated postage stamps—he begged that I would not give him in custody, as it would ruin him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I attempt to move my hand from my pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—when you were brought in I understood you to say, "I do not say I am not guilty"—I have known instances of letters sticking in the letter
<lb/>box, but not the number that are here—the box is from four to five feet deep from the top to the bottom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-139" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE MARSH</persName> </hi>. I wrote these two letters, addressed to Mr. John Marsh and Miss
<hi rend="largeCaps">E. S</hi>. Marsh—I delivered them to our milkman to post—they contained photographs.</p>
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<persName id="t18670225-name-140" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-140" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN SEELEY</persName> </hi>. I posted these two letters on 18th February, about seven o'clock, at the Northern District Post-office—my servaut gave them to me to post.</p>
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<persName id="t18670225-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-141" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY REDDALL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Isaac Reddall, of 3, River Lane, Islington—on Monday, 18th February, I posted one of these letters at six p. m., at the Islington District Office.</p>
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<persName id="t18670225-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-142" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PYE</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Hodge—on 17th February, about seven o'clock, I posted a letter at the Northern District Office, addressed to Mr. James Hoare—I cannot read, but should know the letter if I saw it—I think this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-143" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET RUDD</persName> </hi>. I wrote this letter, addressed to Mr. Davis, 244, Strand, and posted it at the Northern Post-office at half-past six.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-144" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Shepherdess Walk—I see here a letter which I wrote and gave to my servant, Susan Iles, to post on 18th February.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-145" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN ILES</persName> </hi>. I live at Felix Place, Liverpool Road—I received this letter, addressed to
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<p>him this letter, addressed to Mr. Cooper, on the 18th, and posted it at the Northern District Office about five minutes past seven o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, staling that he saw the letters pre
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How high from the pavement is the slit into which the letters are put?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three feet from the step—he got up on the step—it is not a shop; it is the head post-office.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">through an interpreter</hi>). I have been in England ten months the last time—I was an officer of the
<hi rend="italic">gens d'armes du Papa at</hi> Rome—I have known Ciocci four months, but I used to know him pre
<lb/>viously—I never knew him abroad—I never had any relations with him till four months before this affair—I met him in Tottenham Court Road—I was then in queer circumstances—I told him I had no occupation, and he said it would be a very difficult thing for me to find a situation in England, not knowing the English language—he gave me his address, 7, Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road—we did not go anywhere then, but the day afterwards we went to a public-house, and he said that there would be a thing to do in the house of an Italian gentleman, and there would be found several precious stones and cameos—he gave me the address on a piece of paper, which I cannot find—it was "M. Votieri, 24, Upper Park Street," and also the address of M. Soldi, somewhere in the Blackfriars Road, which I have forgotten—he told me that I might do the thing, and that I should take myself out of the position in which I was then—he said I was to enter the house, knock at the door, and ask for M. Votieri; and if the answer was that he was not at home we were to ask to be permitted</p>
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<p>o write a message, and after we were in we were to tie the servant, and on; of the others was to open the door, for the third person, who was outside, in go up stairs, and that up stairs, in the back room, was the studio of M. Votieri, where we should find the cameos, and all the utensils and tools after that we were to go into the front room, M. Votieri's bedroom, and under the bed was a trunk, inside of which we should find some jewellery, and that if we searched the books we should find some bank notes of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, and then we were to go into the room on the third floor, occupied by the daughter of M. Votieri, and take all the small jewellery belonging to her—I told him it was a thing I could not undertake to do by myself, and he said that I was to try to find some audacious or courageous person; he pointed out a person named Leoni, but said that I was not to employ him, as he was known to the police—I said that I did not know where to find, one, and during a month we used to meet very often, and he used to ask me whether I had found anybody who would undertake it—some time afterwards I was going up Charles Street, and saw a small shop, at the door of which were Galioni and Rossi talking together in Italian, I believe—Rossi is a barber, and Galioni a shoemaker—I went in when Rossi left, had my shoes cleaned, and told Galioni I was an Italian from Rome—he knew nothing then—I afterwards saw Ciocci, and mentioned that I had had a conversation with Galioni—he told me that Galioni would be a good man for undertaking the business—I told Galioni that I remem
<lb/>bered his name when I was in the
<hi rend="italic">gens d'armes</hi>—I ascertained that he had been in prison, and mentioned that to Ciocci, who said that he was the man who should do for him—Ciocci went to Galioni's and spoke to him; I saw him there the day after—he told me that he took Galioni a pair of boots, but I saw nothing—I cannot say how long he remained at Galioni's, as I went out—I went to Galioni's the same evening, and saw Ciocci there, and after that he used to go there now and then, and then he used to meet at Barriloni's, in Brook's Market, Leather Lane, a very short distance off—I first saw Decola at Galioni's house; that might be two or three days after I saw Galioni—he was there when Ciocci went, and Galioni spoke to him—they continued meeting in that way till the last day of the busi
<lb/>ness—the first time I met Galioni was three months before the robbery—his wife, I believe, lived with him; I only know her Christian name, Martha—she has been present when we were all four there—I have seen Rossi, the barber, at Galioni's door—on the day of the robbery Decola, Galioni, Ciocci, the wife, and myself were there, and I believe the wife went and borrowed a saucepan to cook some maccaroni—after eating it we talked about the robbery; it was first said that we were to ascertain whether M. Votieri was out, and if he was out Ciocci said we were to ask to be allowed to write a message to him—I was to be the person to knock at the door—Decola was to go in with me, and Galioni was to remain outside—we agreed not to see each other for four days after the robbery—we hod agreed the day before, at the public-house, that the time to commit the robbery was about half-past five or six in the evening—I had been to Barriloni's that day, before I went to the public-house—on the same day Decola went to fetch a bag to put the things in; Galioni was to take it to Park Street—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the sort of bag—when we had made these arrangements I started by myself and Decola to Isling
<lb/>ton, to Upper Park Street, and we watched till M. Votieri and the family came out of the house, at about half-past six, and after they came out Galioni arrived, and after that we knocked at the door—a boy answered it and</p>
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<p>was asked him whether M. Votieri was in; the answer was, "No;" Decola said that he was desirous of writing a message, and the boy admitted us into the saloon; he was then gagged, I opened the door, and Galioni came In and went up stairs—I threw a stone down and made a signal to the police, who came and took Decola and Galioni on the premises—when Galioni came in I went outside the house and held the door—this was on Wednesday—I had communicated with M. Votieri the Saturday before; that was the first time I had given any information to him or to the police—I again communicated to M. Votieri the day for which the robbery was agreed upon, and was aware when I went there that I should find the police on the premises—I knew that M. Votieri was going out that night, and Ciocci knew it also—I have seen Rossi at Barriloni's when I have been there, he was there the night before the robbery—I do not remember whether Martha came to Barriloni's that evening, but she has eome to fetch Galioni at times when we have all been together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to represent that you have only been ten months in England?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said I had been ten months this last time, but I have been several times in London—I have only been in England fifteen or twenty months altogether—I teach fencing, but have no place here, because I cannot find any scholars—I have no foils, but could very easily get some if I had pupils—I do nothing—I live on the help of some friends, and also on something which they send from abroad for me—I do not live by begging—I only ask some of my countrymen, and tell them that I have no occupation—when I first met Ciocci I was living in a small street leading out of Endell Street, Long Acre, in a small room at the top of the house—I used to pay 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for it—I am not living there now—after this property was stolen it was to be reunited, and I believe Ciocci was to sell it—we had made some arrange
<lb/>ments about the division, but I cannot say how much I was to have—we did not agree at all upon the shares—I was to run the danger of breaking into the house, and asked what part of the plunder I was to have, he told me that he would recompense me, but I never asked anything about it—Ciocci told us that if there was money we should divide it together—he was to sell the jewels and divide the money also—Galioni was to take it away on the night of the robbery—I told M. Votieri on the Saturday before that there was a conspiracy concocted to rob the house—I told him that he had a great enemy—he told me that it could only be Bendi or Ciocci, and then I said that it was Ciocci—he said that it was not marvel
<lb/>lous for him to do this, as he had committed other misdeeds—he did not say that he should be very glad to punish Ciocci—he told me be should be very glad if he could have him taken by the police—he made no arrange
<lb/>ments for that purpose—it was not by nis desire that I went on with the robbery, but he knew it because we used to watch nearly every night—he told me to acquaint him in case the robbery should be committed—I had known Rossi some time, and also Galioni—I deny that it was stolen from Victoria Station; I had it from a man named Brentini, who is in London—the first time I heard of it being stolen was at Clerkenwell Police-court—I did not take it to Rossi's—I did not sell some shirts or any of the things to Rossi, or to Decola—I do not Know the contents of it, because when I had it it was empty—I am acquainted with these little documents (
<hi rend="italic">four bills</hi>)—they went through my hands—I cannot say that they are forged—I have been examined before—I stated that Rotini gave them to me—I found out fifteen days afterwards that</p>
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<p>they were forgeries—I did not after that obtain money on them; it was a loan—I did not leave them as security—Jacomeli gave me some money, and I left the bills with him one evening because I was a little inebri
<lb/>ated—he gave me the money before I left the bills—I cannot say the date that I left them—I did not know they were false, but I had some suspicion that there was something, otherwise he would not haye left them with me—I had the money before that—I left them after this little suspicion entered my mind—there is none of my writing on the back of these bills—I do not know, this "Saffi"—it is an imitation of my writ
<lb/>ing—this is one of the papers that I left at Jacomeli's—this writing was on it at the time—I did not represent to Jacomeli that I was Count de Saffi's nephew—I do not know a Count de Saffi, and have not been to his house—I have been to Signor Saffi's—I did not represent myself to be Signor Saffi's nephew, or that that was the endorsement of Signor Saffi—I never said anything—I did not represent that Signor Saffi had given me documents payable to his order—to tell you the truth, I cannot say exactly that there was all this writing on it at the time I left it it Jacomeli's—this country credit was also among the documents I handed over to the gentleman from whom I had the money—I obtained it from Rotini, for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., payable by the Union Bank of London—these are papers that are worth nothing—I found that it was valueless when I went to the Union Bank, and saw plenty of similar papers on the ground—I never got any money on this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Will you swear you did not get 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it from a man named Riva?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Before this loan I had a loan of 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I returned it, and after a few days he lent me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. more, and then 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I left this note with him—that was before I saw numbers of them scattered about the bank—I never got it back—I went to the bank with some gentleman who came from Paris who had some money to withdraw, and it was then that I saw notes of a similar description scattered about the bank—I have not paid M. Riva back his money, because I was un
<lb/>able to do so—I never saw this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) before—I will swear it is not my writing—I know the writing—it was written by a young Englishwoman by my dictation—she is ill, otherwise she would be here—she is Mademoiselle Carolina, some extravagant name which I cannot remember—she lives with her sister Isabella, who is married—I do not know the husband's name—they live in a street in Fleet Street which I cannot recollect—I told Mademoiselle Carolina to write this:—"Mrs. Ciocci,—If you please will you come to-morrow morning, ten o'clock, Covent Garden Theatre, outside the stage door? You must come your
<lb/>self. This person writing to you would like to help your husband."—I did not tell her to write the last words, "to help your husband"—I cannot read English—the girl might have misunderstood me, and might have written them—I told her to add, "My respects send by bearer"—she is an Englishwoman—I did my best to make myself understood—we were together some time, and we spoke to each other every day in my house—she visits me, but not now, because she is ill—she has been living with me two or three weeks in her own place—after this letter was written I sent it by a man to Covent Garden—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to carry it—I do not know his name—I found him near Newport Market, at the corner—he was one of those shoeblacks who speak Italian—I sent it the day after or a day or two after Ciocci was examined at the police-court—he came out on bail—I do not know of any person going on the part of Votieri to visit Galioni in Newgate.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you tell Ciocci about those bills which have been put into your hands?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—they were deposited somewhere about May—I was without means, but was not troubled about these bills—Ciocci knew Carolina well—Madame Ciocci met me on the day after the letter was written, and after I had seen her I saw the person in Covent Garden Market who is acting for the prisoner's attorney.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VOTIERI</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Upper Park Street, Barnsbury Road—I have known Ciocci about four years—he is married to a daughter of a Mr. Berni, whose executor I am—I have had occasion to see Ciocci several times on business matters—Mr. Soldi is also an executor—he lives in Stamford Street, Blackfriars—Ciocci has been at my house several, times, and in all the rooms—I keep my cameos and stones in my bedroom, and he saw them there once—there was a dispute about some property between Ciocci and me, in consequence of which Chancery proceedings have been taken—my daughter lives in my house, and has certain jewel
<lb/>lery, and I have jewellery also—on 19th January I received information from D'Angelio—I had never seen him before—he called on me again after that, and in consequence of his information I gave notice to the police, both on 19th and 23rd January—on 23rd January, about six o'clock, I left the house with my wife and daughter, leaving Stammers and two police officers in the kitchen—the boy Morgan was also left there, but nobody else—I afterwards found Galioni and Decola in custody—I had never seen them before—Ciocci has used threats to me; he said that he wanted to kill me—he said something to Soldi, but not in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What part of the world do you come from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From Rome—I left Rome for Paris when I was twelve years old, where I learned the business of stones and cameos—I was never in any other business—I came to this country as a merchant of cameos, not as a singer—I was never engaged as a singer, only for amusement—I became acquainted with Berni by his bringing me a letter from my brother, when he went to Rome, eighteen years ago—it is about two years since Ciocci was at my house—my wife and I did not libel him—I received a letter, which I gave to my lawyer, and it was my lawyer who wrote—he did not tell me what he wrote—I am sure it was my lawyer who wrote—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) bears my signature—it is in my daughter's writing—I do not know what you mean by my apologising—I received a letter and my lawyer wrote—I never heard what he wrote—my daughter did not write this letter by my dictation—it was about one o'clock on a Saturday that D'Angelio first called on me at my house—I was with my family, which consists of my lady, my daughter, and a servant—D'Angelio, who was in the passage, said that he wanted to speak to me very particularly, and I took him into my own parlour—there was nobody there—he said that there was a conspiracy about me, and told me all about Ciooci and the other two prisoners—he said that my house was watched for three weeks by these prisoners—he mentioned Ciocci first—I did not think of him till he mentioned him—he told me that Ciocci was the person con
<lb/>spiring, and had told him all about my house, and where all my property was, and had arranged with Galioni and another to break in and rob me of everything except my furniture—I was surprised, and had a pain in my back which told me so—he told me to go to the police and tell them every
<lb/>thing, and I did so—I did not say that I should like to catch Ciocci, or like the police to catch him—I said that the police should watch my house—I saw D'Angelio again on 22nd January—when Ciocci was taken in</p>
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<p>custody he was taken before a police inspector, who refused to take the charge—he was taken again some days afterwards and taken before a Magistrate—D'Angelio was not called then, and Ciocci was discharged—a warrant was afterwards applied for—he was again taken in custody, and D'Angelio turned up and was examined—I did not employ a lawyer till the third time—I employed Mr. Wakeling the second time, but I did not tell him about D'Angelio, because I thought he was gone; but he afterwards wrote me two letters, which I have not got—I gave them to my friend Soldi—I employed Mr. Wontner on the third occasion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you employ Mr. Wakeling before you went to the police-court, or did you find him there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The policeman took me to his office, which is close to the police-court, just before the case came on—I thought, from what I had heard, that D'Angelio had gone away, but when he appeared a warrant was obtained, and he gave evidence—when D'Angelio first came he described to me where my stones and property were—up to that moment he had never been in the house, and had had no opportunity of seeing where my property was—he said that the cameos were in the back room where I was, and the diamonds and tools were in the back room, and in the front room and the bedroom he would find all the jewellery and my goods, and in the top room, in a box, the jewellery of my daughter; that was all perfectly correct—this letter is written to my attorney—my wife used some hasty expressions to Ciocci's wife, and there was some quarrel, and the solicitors were called in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-159" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am apprenticed to M. Votieri, and live at 2, Pleasant Place, Essex Road, Islington—on 23rd January my master went out at a quarter-past six with my mistress and the little boy—I was left in charge of the house, and the police were down stairs—there was a knock at the door at about half-past six, I opened it, and saw the prisoner Decola and D'Angelio—they asked whether M. Votieri was in, and I said, "No"—I let them into the parlour, and got a pen and ink, as Decola said he wanted to write a message—Decola then took me and sat me down in a chair, and then I saw Galioni pass the parlour door with a bag in his hand—D'Angelio had then gone out—Galioni went up stairs—I saw the police strike Decola because he tried to get away—they took them in custody—my arms had been tied, but Dutton loosed me—after the other prisonen were taken to the station I opened the door and saw a horse and cart there, and Ciocci walking along past the door about two yards from me, he asked me what was the matter—it was then about five minutes past seven—I described him to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did they lay hold of you and hurt you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, they tied a handkerchief over my mouth—I was examined twice before the Magistrate—I did not say on the first occasion that I saw Ciocci at half-past six—some witnesses were called for him, and then the Magistrate dismissed the case—I did not alter the hour on the next occasion—I had never seen him before; he was not on the opposite side of the way; he was on this side of the horse and cart, between them and the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCLAFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there one witness called, or more than one, when the Magistrate dismissed the case?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was one—or four were called the second time, and then the Magistrate committed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you see Ciocci again after you saw him at five minutes after seven?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two o'clock next morning I went with the police to his house, and they asked me whether he was the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-160" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT STAMMERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 4). In consequence of information I went to M. Votieri's house on 23rd January with Newbold and Barret; we went to the back of the house and got over the wall; after waiting some time we received a signal, on which I went up from the kitchen and took Galioni in custody—I saw Morgan tied in a chair with his mouth and hands tied—on the same evening I received a description from Morgan, in consequence of which I took him to Beak Street, Regent Street, and apprehended Ciocci—I told him it was for being concerned with two others in breaking and entering M. Votieri's dwellinghouse, and asked him if he knew two men, one named Decola and the other Galioni—he said, "No, I don't know them"—I said, "Were not you in Hatton Garden yesterday?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Not at 3, Charles Street, Hatton Garden?"—he said, "Oh! yes, I do remember; I only know him by the name of Antonio; I went there to have my boots cleaned."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not say, "Yes, I was at a shoemaker's; I only know him by the name of Antonio?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had asked him if he knew Antonio Galioni, not if he knew two men, one named Decola and the other Galioni—I mentioned Antonio before the Magistrate; what I said was taken down and read over to me—I mean to say that I said "Antonio Galioni" before the Magistrate on the last examination, but I do not remember that being read over—I had seen D'Angelio when I first went to Ciocci's, but not to speak to him—I had had no communication with him—I had learned from Votieri that Ciocci was engaged in it, and where he was living—I took the boy to Ciocci's house between one and two in the morning; he was in bed, and was taken in custody then and there—the inspector would have taken the charge, but M. Votieri would not charge him on the evidence that was before him—I knew of D'Angelio's evidence, but it was not proposed to make use of it at that time—I had not made up my mind not to make use of it or arranged not to do so, but we thought there was sufficient evidence without—we might have kept him in the background if there had been sufficient evidence without, but it did not rest with us—I knew he was the informer, I did not know where to find him if I had felt inclined to bring him forward, and did not know that any one else did—I was quite willing, but it did not rest with me—I did not mention him to my superior officer—the reason I did not do so was because I thought there was sufficient in the evidence of the girl and the boy—I did not know any
<lb/>thing about the girl when I first took Ciocci, but he was taken again after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had sufficient evidence to take him out of bed at that time of night, and your inspector did not consider it sufficient to lock him up: why did not you say that D'Angelio knew all about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not wow what D'Angelio did know; Votieri had told me of a man, I do not think he mentioned the name, I cannot say for certain, and I do not think I asked him—I did not know his name at that time—I will not swear that at the time I took him in custody I had not heard the name of D'Angelio—I do not think I knew of D'Angelio the second time Ciocci was taken to the police-court, but it is some time ago, and I quite forget—I remember perfectly that I used the name of Antonio—D'Angelio was mentioned on tie second examination, but he was not brought forward as a witness, I think—I cannot say why not—I do not think I had told my inspector, bu believe he knew it from the prosecutor—I did not report it—I am the officer who took Votieri to Mr. Wakeling—I did so because he wanted</p>
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<p>a solicitor—I do not remember whether I told Mr. Wakeling about D'Angelio, I do not think I did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you find D'Angelio?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never found him at all, he was brought by some friend of M. Votieri's between the second and third apprehension—I had not seen him from the time I got sight of him at the house till then—I did not know where to find him, but his name had been communicated to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-161" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Charles Street, Hatton Garden—I lived with Galioni, and passed as his wife—I was there eleven months, but I have been with him fifteen months—he speaks Italian; he cannot speak much English—I can understand Italian a little, but not much—he is a shoemaker—I know Ciocci, Decola, and D'Angelio—I first saw D'Angelio about three months ago—he brought his boots to be mended, nobody came with him—not many days afterwards I saw Ciocci come with two pair of boots to be mended—about a week or a fortnight after I first saw D'Angelio I saw Decola, it was about a week or two before Christmas—Ciocci came sometimes more than once a week, and sometimes he left two weeks, and Decola used to come also, but D'Angelio used to come most often—I did not see them all together till 23rd January, the day of the robbery, when Decola came about eleven o'clock, and D'Angelio about twelve, who brought a lot of maccaroni—Galioni was there, and cooked the beef for the maccaroni—he went over to Rossi, the barber, and borrowed a pan to make the maccaroni—Ciocci came about two o'clock and said, in Italian, "Lock the door"—I said, "What do you want the door locked for?"—he said, "I do not want to see Mr. Rossi"—Ciocci was sitting on a box, and D'Angelio and Decola were looking in his face—as as he was cutting up the beef I heard him say, "Go to 24, Upper Park Street, Islington"—Ciocci also said something in Italian which I understood, which means, "Knock at the door and write a note"—I cannot speak it, but it meant, "Knock at the door and scribble"—I also heard him say," Go straight up the garden, knock at the door, see the domestic, and scribble to him a message"—I left the room at four o'clock; Decola told me he had left one of his gloves in the shop, and I fetched it—they talked together from two to four o'clock—I went on an errand for my landlord next door, and when I came back at six o'clock Antonio had left the key for me—I have often fetched Antonio of a night from Barriloni's, in Brook's Market, and have often seen Decola and D'Angelio there—they used to play games for wine there—I never saw Ciocci anywhere except at Galioni's—I saw Deeola bring this bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and put it on the bed and go out; Ciocci was there then, sitting on the box; that was about half-past three o'clock—no one took the bag when they went away—D'Angelio and Decola went away while I was there, and when I came back from my landlord's I found Galioni and Ciocci there—Ciocci has often come of an evening when Galioni has been out, and asked me where he was, and I have said, "Perhaps at Barriloni's"—he has then left, saying that he would go there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When they were together did they usually talk in Italian?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They sometimes would talk a little English, but generally they talked in their own language—when the direction "24, Park Street, Islington," was given he was talk
<lb/>ing half English and half Italian, because D'Angelio understood a little English—the direction was all English—I was visible, I had my dinner with them, and was sitting on the bed—"Lock the door, I do not want Rossi to see," was said in Italian—I cannot repeat it, but I could under
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<p>it—the Italian for door is
<hi rend="italic">polta</hi>, or something like that—Antonio cannot speak much English, but I can understand him speaking Italian to me; he has been very ill ever since I have known him—Ciocci has not paid the doctor for him, because I paid him with my own hands; he told him where there was an Italian physician, a Rome man, in Regent Street—I did not ask Ciocci to pay the doctor on any occasion—he did not inquire on that day whether he had seen the doctor—he came on the Saturday week before, and said, "Has Antonio seen the doctor?" I said, "Yee"—there was never a trunk there, only this bag—D'Angelio never brought a trunk there; I am out sometimes, but I never saw one there—I did not see a trunk go from our house to Rossi's—I did not see Galioni take a trunk away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Ciocci always call Galioni, Antonio?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He always said Antoni.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-162" type="given" value="CASSIMERO"/>CASSIMERO ROSSI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">through an interpreter</hi>). I am a hairdresser, of 8, Charles Street, Hatton Garden, directly opposite Galioni's—I know him, and have seen Decola, D'Angelio, and Ciocci go into his house two or three times—I have seen them in the shop altogether, but am not aware whether they went together or not—on 23rd January, about twelve o'clock, I saw Decola there along with D'Angelio, and Galioni came to me and borrowed a pan—about two o'clock I saw Ciocci pass by Galioni's, he nodded to me—I was in my shop, and saw him go inside Galioni's house—I know Barriloni's restaurant—I have seen the three prisoners there together with D'Angelio—I was there on 22nd January in the evening, and played at cards with Ciocci and D'Angelio.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember either of the prisoners bringing a trunk to your place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Galioni never brought one—I do not know of D'Angelio taking a trunk to Galioni's—I have known D'Angelio about two months; he used to come to get shaved—I have known Galioni more than a year, he is a shoemaker, and Decola from about a month before the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know either of the prisoners except Galioni until two or three months before the robbery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known Ciocci about two years—I first saw him go to Galioni's about a month before the robbery, when he brought some shoes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you applied to Ciocci to lend you money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I told him once I should require a loan, but I asked him for nothing; that was about four months ago—I said that I required the money, but not from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-163" type="given" value="PIEDRO"/>PIEDRO STIGANI</persName> </hi>. I am waiter at Barriloni's—I have seen Galioni, Decola, and D'Angelio there—there is only one room, and when persons are inside they are all together—they used to come very often—the first time I saw them was twenty or twenty-five days before the robbery, and the last time was the evening before the robbery, at ten o'clock or half-past.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been at the restaurant?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is not yet two months—it is fre
<lb/>quented by both masters and men, and there is only one room for their entertainment—I have noticed great familiarity in this country between masters and men who are Italians.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was it that Ciocci was playing at cards with the right before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> D'Angelio and Rossi—I saw plenty of others there—Decola was not there that day or night, and I cannot remember that Galioni was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-164" type="given" value="VINCENZO"/>VINCENZO MILANDO</persName> </hi>. I keep Barriloni's restaurant, and have seen the three prisoners there frequently within the last two or three months—D'Angelio has been there at the same time—I saw Galioni the first time I opened the restaurant, and Ciocci used to come and visit me several times—I cannot say when I first saw Ciocci there with Galioni, because my busi
<lb/>ness was down in the kitchen—I used to know Ciocci when I had the other hotel in Church Street—Ciocci has been down in the kitchen an hour at a time talking to me, and only once by chance Galioni came down at the same time—I heard of the robbery, and had seen Galioni there the evening before—he was in the habit of often coming to me—there were nine or ten days that Decola did not come; I had not turned him out, he went out of his own accord—I did not see Ciocci there that evening, or for four or five days—I went into the room that evening, and saw some others playing at cards, but did not pay attention to who it was—I did not see D'Angelio playing at cards that evening, it was days before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SEJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long did you keep the restaurant?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About seven or eight months—I have kept restaurants before, and Ciocci has been a customer of mine at all my restaurants ever since I have been in England—he came to my present restaurant directly I took it—he was not a regular customer, because lie took his dinner at home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-165" type="given" value="METCALFE TO HENRY"/>MR. METCALFE TO HENRY STAMMERS</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you find the bag?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the back room, where Galioni was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had some of the cameos been removed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, 130.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CIOCCI</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GALIONI</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Con
<lb/>fined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DECOLA</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-295-18670225 t18670225-295-punishment-36"/>Confined Two Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BRADSHAW</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PEED</persName> </hi>. I reside at Whittlesea, in Cambridggeshire, and am a solictor—my London agents are Messrs. Nethersole and Speechly—for the last two years I have been working a brickyard, which has been managed by my foreman—about the 13th November I received a letter, in consequence of which I came to the Charing Cross Hotel—on the 26tb November this card (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was given to me there by the porter—I had previously received one like it in the letter—when the porter gave me the card I saw the defendant—he said, "Mr. Bradshaw"—I asked him if he had seen the bricks—I bad sent him some samples—he said he had only seen two of each sort, but they were both alike, and there was no pretence for making a difference in the price—we afterwards fixed upon a price, which was 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per thousand, and he was to pay
<lb/>the carriage—he said he was a man of business, and it was his practice to pay on the first of each month for goods delivered, and he asked me whe
<lb/>ther he should send me a cheque on the 1st of December for the few bricks I was going to let him have—I said, "As the amount would be so small, it had better stand over till the next month"—I then told</p>
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<p>him I should require references—he said, "Of course; I shall be able to give you very satisfactory ones, one of them a gentleman with whom I have done a large amount of business, and who was carrying on a brickyard under circumstances similar to your own, and whom I have paid many hundreds of pounds"—I told him I was a solicitor—after that interview bricks were sent to the defendant almost daily, amounting in all to 110,000—that was from the 28th November till the 12th December—after I received the letter dated 10th December I wrote to Mr. Charles Boss, of 119, Englefield Road, and also to Mr. John Layland, of 14, De Beauvoir Road, Kingsland—in the course of post I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Ross in reply—I did not get a reply from Mr. Lay
<lb/>land—I received a contract note from the prisoner in a letter dated the 26th November—it was in duplicate—I signed them both, and sent one back to the prisoner, at 1, Regent's Canal Basin, Limehouse—I had sent the prisoner 104,000 bricks before he sent me the references, and after
<lb/>wards I sent him 6000 more—what induced me to part with the bricks was, that I believed the prisoner to be a respectable man, carrying on a legitimate business as described, and in the manner named in his cards, and at the addresses in the lithographed circulars—after I received the answer from Ross I caused further inquiries to be made, and in conse
<lb/>quence of those inquiries I did not supply the prisoner with any more goods—an appointment was made to meet the prisoner at the office of my London agents on the Saturday before Christmas Day—he attended, and another appointment was made for the following Monday, which he did not attend—between the Saturday and Monday I had caused farther in
<lb/>quiries to be made—I did not see anything more of the prisoner until he was in custody—I have received no money from him in respect of the bricks—I have never seen Charles Ross.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At the interview at the Charing Cross Hotel, where do you say the prisoner said he was carrying on his business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> During the conversation he said he had just driven up from his place of business at Stepney, and he wished he could let me see it—his card says that his place of business is "1, Regent's Canal Basin, near Stepney Railway"—there was not much dispute about the price—he first offered me one price and then another—I asked him what quantity he wanted, and he said he could get rid of any amount as commission agent—I won't swear that he did not offer to pay me for any bricks that had been sent up—I won't swear either way—I spoke first about references—he did not say anything about Five Bells Wharf then, but he did at the interview at Messrs. Nethersole and Speechly's office—I have no doubt that Five Bells Wharf being on his card had something to do with my sending him goods—I have not made inquiries about Ross and Layland personally—I have been to, 1, Regent's Canal Basin, but not to Five Bells Wharf—I am not aware that it is the custom of people who have goods landed at a certain wharf to put the name of that wharf on their card—I should not do such a thing myself—I think I wrote to Mr. Ross on the 11th December, and I received this letter in reply:—"Sir,—Your letter is to hand, and I do not hesitate to say that I should not be afraid to trust the firm you mention for the amount you name. I have done a considerable trade with them, and have always found them prompt." I believed the prisoner was a commission agent for every description of goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the value of the truck of bricks that he offered to pay for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670225-name-168" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I have been in the prisoner's service—before that I was in the service of Messrs. Williams, in the Kent Road, for some time—after I left Williams I was out of employment about a fortnight, and then I went into the prisoner's service as clerk—I believe that was about three months before Christmas, and I continued in his service until the first week in the new year—I attended at the office, 1, Regent's Canal Basin—I was there almost every day—the prisoner came there, sometimes every other day, and sometimes every day—Mr. Puttock entered his service after I did—I introduced him to the prisoner—his duties were out-door—I know nothing of Mr. Charles Ross, and have never seen him—the prisoner told me he did business with Ross, and he gave me his name to give as reference, and his address was 119, Englefield Road, Essex Road—he told me he had bought bricks and timber of him—I understood him to say he was a commission agent—I have seen nothing of a man named Layland, but the prisoner also described him to me as a commission agent, and that I was to give him as a reference—I know a person of the name of Lowe, as the prisoner's father-in-law—I have never seen him at the office, but I have very often at the prisoner's house—during the time I was at Regent's Canal Basin no goods came there, but some bricks went through the docks—a few samples of bricks, iron, and different things used to come;—also samples of glue, sandpaper, and geese—five geese came at Christmas—there were some chains from Mr. Edges,
<hi rend="italic">but no</hi> tiles, slates, sash-weights, grease, stair-rods, or jewellery—I kept a petty cash-book—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it dates from the 26th of November, 1866, down to 9th January, 1867—there were other payments made besides those put down here—this book is only for small office expenses—I made no entries at all of other payments—I took the receipts to the prisoner—I cannot say how much I paid—I remember paying one account, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I think that was for barge dues—I did not pay anything for goods, as I had nothing to do with that—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are all in my hand
<lb/>writing—I wrote them by the prisoner's directions—the majority of the letters in this letter-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are also in my handwriting—they are press copies of original letters written by me—this contract was written by me—I sent the original to Mr. Peed, by direction of the prisoner—this list of "matters in hand" is not in my handwriting, but Mr. Puttock's—I supplied the materials from which it was written on the 17th December—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are in my handwriting—I could not swear to the prisoner's writing—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is written on the same paper as the others, and it has the lithographed heading—I cannot say whether it is in the prisoner's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">A letter, dated the 15th November, from the prisoner to the prosecutor, was read; also one dated the 19th; also one of the 29th, a portion of which was as follows:</hi>—"On Mr. Bradshaw's return from Manchester he will take the first opportunity of replying to the other portion of your letter.)" The other portion of your letter" alluded to there, was as to references—I did not know that the prisoner was in Manchester—I had not seen him for two days. (
<hi rend="italic">A letter of the 10th December from the prisoner to the prosecutor, was read, in which the names of Charles Ross, of 119, Englefield Road, and John Layland, of 14, De Beauvoir Road were given as references, with whom the prisoner stated he did a large amount of business. Several other letters were read, among them a letter to Messrs. Edge and Co., in which the names of Charles Ross and John Layland were given as references.</hi>) Messrs. Edge and Co. are the people from whom we had the chain—I do not know whether that was ever paid for. (
<hi rend="italic">Two other</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">letters, both dated 17th November, one addressed to Messrs. Andrews and Taylor, and the other to George Penn, in which the names of Ross and Lay
<lb/>land were given as references, were read.</hi>) This is, I believe, the original list of "matters in hand"—it is a list of correspondence standing over—we went through the letter-book, and all correspondence that was open we put down—where contracts were open or negotiations were going on they were not in reference to any sale of goods by the prisoner to any one—I do not think there is any reference in the letter-book to any sale of goods by the prisoner—there were no ledgers or day-books kept at Regent's Canal Basin—no books at all, excepting the letter-book and a small book I entered invoices in—I have not got that—I have not seen it since I left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner carry on at this place the business of a trader and wharfinger?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did—he bought other things besides bricks—it is the custom for persons to have more than one wharf, and to land their goods at different wharves—I know nothing about Five Bells Wharf, but I heard from the prisoner that he had bricks landed there—I have seen the address "Five Bells Wharf" on the prisoner's invoices—I and Mr. Puttock did not transact the whole of the business, the prisoner did a great deal of it himself—he kept his own books at his private house—I have seen him writing there—I have seen him making entries in books—several samples came to the office—it is not customary for the goods to come there—they generally pass through the wharf—we only received the samples and invoices—they were the invoices that I used to enter in the book—I remember a letter coming from Mr. Peed, insisting upon the prisoner taking the whole of the bricks, according to contract—I do not know what date it was—I had nothing to do with payments for goods—I do not know whether the prisoner paid away hundreds or millions—the prisoner lived in Pigott Street, Limehouse—I was not his confidential clerk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Whilst you were with Williams and Co. did you refer to the prisoner as a reference as to the responsibility of Williams and Co.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have given his name as a reference—I have been on friendly terms with the prisoner up to the present time—I knew of his removal from Pigott Street to Pelling Street, and from there he went to Randolph Street, Camden Town—he occupied apartments at those three places—I cannot say what number of books he kept, but I have seen him writing in books that looked like ordinary commercial books—I have never seen the inside of them, and never knew what he was writing—there were more than one—the invoices that I entered in the book I used to hand to the prisoner—they were invoices of goods received—I have not seen any account of goods sold—I had nothing to do with selling anything—I never saw any invoices of goods sold—I have seen invoices come of cast iron and metal bought, but not any that have been sold—I do not know any instance of any payment being made for any such articles—there was no business of a wharfinger carried on at Regent's Canal Basin—he never landed anything there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has any communication been made to you directly or indirectly by the prisoner since he has been in custody upon this charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you been with the prisoner's wife constantly from day to day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have spoken to her—I have spoken to her perhaps ten or a dozen times since he has been in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has any offer been made to you with regard to this trial?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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