Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Not Guilty
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James Fitzgerald depos'd to this Effect: On the 25th of February last, about 11 at Night, O' my Shoul, I wash got pretty drunk, and wash going very shoberly along the Old-Baily, and there I met the Preeshoner upon the Bar, as she wash going before me. I wash after asking her which Way she wash walking: And she made a Laugh upon my Faush, and told me to Newtoner's-Lane. Arrah Joy, (shaid I) you should always have Somebody with you, when you go sho far alone. She told me she would be after taking me with her, if I would give her any Thing. Arrah, my dear Shoul, (said I) you shall never fear but I will give you shome thing, if I have got nothing myself. Sho we went together; but not having any Deshign to be consherned with her, I paid her Landlady a Shilling for a Bed. For it ish my Way to make Love upon a Woman in the Street, and go home with her, whenshoever I intend to lie alone. But ash to the Preceshoner, she wash after making me shit upon the Bed with her, and sho tumble together; but I wash after shitting in the Chair, and then she was coming to shit in my Lap; but I would not let her, and sho she shit beside me; and then I wash hoping that she would be eashy; but for all that she would not let me shit at quiet, for she wash after being concerned with my Breeches, and got away my Watch whether I would or no; and I pulled, and she pulled; and sho for fear she should get it from me, I let go my Hold, and went for a Constable, and he carried her to the Watch House, where he took the Watch upon her. He found it in a Plaushe that my Modesty won't suffer me to name; for ash I am a living Chreestian, she had put into her ***.
The Constable depos'd, that he took the Watch from the Prisoner.
The Prisoner thus made her Defence: I met the Prosecutor under Newgate; he took hold of me, and asked where I was going? I told him to my Lodging in Charles-Street , and bid him go about his Business; but he would follow me home. My Landlady opened the Door, and then I desired him to leave me; but he catch'd hold of her Hand, and said he would come in and drink, for he was as well acquainted there as I was So he called for two or three Quatterns of Brandy, and having no Money to pay for it, he pawn'd his Watch to her for 5 s. He was so impudent, that we were both found to fall upon cut Knees to keep his Hands from