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Old Bailey Proceedings, 8th July 1719.

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, AND

Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly,

ON

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, being the 8th,9th, and 10th, of this Instant July 1719.

In the Fifth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Before the Right Hon Sir JOHN WARD , Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Lord Chief Baron Bury, Mr. Justice Dormer, John Raby , Esq; Deputy Recorder; and several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors Names were as followeth:

London Jury.

James Cooper ,

Joseph Hammond ,

Thomas Coats ,

Christopher Cheesebrook ,

Walter Boddington ,

John Sutton ,

Nathanael Phillips ,

Charles Smith ,

Thomas Yeomans ,

Job Wilks ,

Christopher Ford ,

Joseph Collier .

Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Cuthbert ,

Charles Maddox ,

William Tame ,

William Adams ,

Thomas Ayliff ,

Thomas Penn ,

William Green ,

Thomas Edwards ,

William Cooper ,

James Finch ,

Benjamin Foster ,

Richard Williams ,

The Proceedings were as followeth:

Patrick Evans , of St. Anns Aldersgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 3 s. from the Person of William Hunt , on the 21st of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that going down St. Martins there was a Crowd of Quakers, which as he past he felt something about his Pocket, whereup on he felt and mist his Handkerchief, and saw the Prisoner putting it into his Pocket. The Prisoner in his Defence said he found it on the Ground: But the Jury not believing him, found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Hutchins , of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 1 s.6 d. from the Person of George Warren on the 15th of June last. It appear'd that he pickt the Prosecutor's Pocket on the Royal Exchange , and when he was search'd two more were found upon him. He made the same Defence as the former, viz. That he took it off, the Ground, but that did not avail him, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Martha Mackoy alias Lewis , of St. Leonard Shore-ditch , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Sheet and Pillow , the Goods of Joseph Townsend , the 18th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner had been his Lodger about 6 Weeks; and when she went away with the Goods told him she was going to see some Money for him; that he found them at 2, Womans House the Prisoner used to resort to. The Prisoner acknowledged she sold them to the Woman where they were found, but said she did not steal but buy them, which she could not prove: The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Taylor , of Alhallows the Less , was indicted for feloniously stealing wearing Apparel to the value of 6 l. out of the Dwelling House of John Bennet , on the 2d of May last. It appeared the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant , and took the Goods and went away with them, which were afterwards found at the Brokers where he had pawn'd them. His Confession before the Justice was read in Court. The Jury considering the Master had all his Goods again, found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

William Perry and Mary Collier , of St. Giles Cripplegate were indicted for feloniously stealing three pair of Worsted Stockings out of the Shop of Robert Greenwood on the 29th of May last. The Prisoners came into the Prosecutors Shop to cheapen Stockings, and the Prosecutor and his Wife being at the next House but one, their Daughter went to call 'em, and coming back saw William Perry take the Stockings and run away with them, whereupon she cry'd out stop him, and he being seen to run down a Cellar was immediately pursu'd and taken with the Stockings by him: Collier staid in the Shop, and to make 'em easy, told them he would come-again. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he hearing the cry of stop Thief ran down into the Cellar to see for him, and was apprehended himself. The Evidence not being sufficient to affect Collier, she was Acquitted ; but being very full against Perry the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s.6 d. Transportation .

William Gossage : of Alhallows the Great , was indicted for feloniously stealing 10 Iron Hoops value 10 s. the Goods of , on the 2d of this Instant July . Thomas Smith deposed, that he was a Watchman at the Brewhouse, and his Masters having lost a great many Iron Hoops from Burts lying without the Gate (he using to be on the inside, before he could come to them the Offenders were gone) now planted himself without, that he might be the more ready; that he saw the Prisoner taking off Hoops, and let him go on for some time, then went up to take him, and struck at him, but the Prisoner ran away, and he crying out stop Thief, the Prisoner cry'd out Fire, notwithstanding which the Watch secured him; that the Casks were brought home that Evening with the Hoops on them, and that when he went back he found 9 Hoops lying by the Casks from which they were taken; the Hoops were produc'd in Court. The Cooper deposed that he brought the Casks home with the Hoops on. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that as he was going home, being in Liquor, he fell against the Casks, and the Evidence came up to him and struck him, whereupon he ran away crying out Murder, but the Evidence crying stop Thief, he was stopt by the Watch but no Adds or any thing else found upon him wherewith to knock off the Hoops. To which the Cooper (being ask'd) reply'd that this dry Weather the Hoops may be taken off without Adds, even by bare Hands. The Jury considering the whole Matter brought him in Guilty . Transportation .

Mary Beal , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for privately stealing 30 s. in Money number'd, from the Person of Richard Farr on the second of June last. The Prosecutor deposed, that having been taking a walk in the Fields, and coming home pretty late, he mist his Lodging, and went Four Doors below to a Brandyshop, where the Prisoner and another Woman were; that he call'd for Brandy, and they drank it, that the Prisoner ask'd him what Country-man he was, and he said Warwick-Shire; she told him the other Woman was his Country-woman; that at her Ivitation they went up Stairs, and the Prisoner sat next to him, and the other Woman on the other side the Table; that while he was directing his Discourse to his Country-woman the Prisoner took all his Money out of his Pocket, except two Crown Pieces; that he still directing his Discourse to his Country-woman, the Prisoner took the other two Crowns and went away; then he ask'd his Country-Woman where she was gone; who replyed she thought she was gone Home to Bed: that he went after her four times before he could find her, and when he did find her there was a Bully in the Room, who would have given him 10 s. to make it up, and his Country-woman would have given him a Note for the Rest. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that she went to light her Candle at the Brandyshop, where the Prosecutor came in, and they had two Quarterns of Brandy; that then they went up Stairs and had two half Pints more; that the Prosecutor said he liked the other Woman's Company better than hers, and bid her go away; whereupon she went into the next Room and fell asleep; that the Prosecutor wanted more Brandy, and she went down to fetch some; but the People were gone to bed; and when she came up again, the Bed was Rolled out of the Closet upon the Ground, and the Prosecutor and the other, Woman were on the bed together; and that she did not take his Money, nor knew any thing of it. The Jury considering the whole matter, found her Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Robert Godfrey , of St. Botolphs Aldgate was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 s. number'd, the Money of a Person unknown , on the 15th of June last. The Evidence deposed that the Till where they put the Passengers Earnest Money at the Blue Boar Inn , having been pickt of 16 s. Some time before, they suspected the Prisoner, and order'd this Evidence to stand in the next Room, where he could overlook what was done in the Bar without being seen himself; that the Prisoner coming in call'd for a Mug of Drink, and not liking it, the Tapster went down to change it, and while he was gone down, the Prisoner went to the Bar but could not then open the Till; he sent him down for another Mug, and attempted it again, but finding he had not time enough to open the Till while the Taster drew a Mug of Beer, he sent him cross the Yards fetch him some Butter, and while he was gone, open'd the Till and took out the Money. This was by other Evidence, and the Jury found him Guilty of Felony, Transportation .

Elizabeth Blackwell , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Silver Tankards value 10 l. the Goods of Joseph Brewer . But the Evidence not being sufficient to prove that she so much as mov'done of them out of its place, the Jury Accquitted her.

James Kettle of St.Giles Cripplegate was indicted for stealing four Iron Hoops value 3 s. the Goods of on the 4th of this Instant July . The Fact being fully prov'd upon him, and that he robb'd the Prosecutors two Years ago, who did not Prosecute him then, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Wier , of St. Mildred Poultry , was indicted for feloniously stealing 3 s. in Money number'd , the Money of Thomas Jenkins on the 30th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost his Money out of his Breeches while he was asleep. Samuel Roper deposed, that he lay with the Prosecutor, and saw the Prisoner about three a Clock in the Morning searching the Prosecutor's Breeches at the Window, and then lay them down again in the same place from whence he took them; that he could not then wake the Prosecutor, but when he went down Stairs he saw the Prisoner,(who lodged in the same House) and ask'd him what he did in their Room. who reply'd he went in to look for his Sword. The Prisoner said, that he went into the Room, the Door being open, to look for his Sword, and found it there; and that it was a malicious Prosecution, but could not make it appear; the Jury found him Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Sarah Booker , of St. Bartholomew the Less , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Camblet Riding-Hoods, and a great Quantity of other Goods the 27th of June last. To which Indictment she pleaded Guilty . Death .

William Gregory , and James Dard , of the Parish Christ-Church , were indicted for breaking open the House of Hugh Hoply , in the Night time, stealing thence 6 Cheshire Cheeses, and 6 s. in Money number'd, the Goods and Money of the said Hugh Hoply , on the 14th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed that he took a Candle and saw his House safe shut before he went to Bed, and that about 3 in the Morning he was call'd up and found his Cellar-Door open, and Gregory under the Stairs; that two of the Cheeses were card to Long Alley and hid under Brickbats, where he found James Dard, whom Gregory then acknowledged to be his Accomplice. Sarah Norton deposed that as she came from the Market, she saw a Boy with a large Cheese, striving to get it upon his Head, who said that he thought the Devil was in it for he could not get it up; and going a little further saw the Prosecutors Door open, and Knock't him up; that it was about 4 a Clock, and broad Day light; and that Gregory was upon the Cellar Stairs. Gregory in his Defence said, that as he was going along, the Door being open he fell down Stairs, and as he was coming up they seized him. Dard Pleaded that being up early he found the Cheese lying on a Bulk in Ivy Lane; that he was an Apprentice to a Lighterman , and called several to his Reputation, who deposed they never heard any ill of him till now that he ran away from his Master; and that the Prosecutor at first said that he had lost but 3 Cheeses, though now he had laid six in the Indictment; that he had formerly charg'd Dard with stealing two Silver Spoons, which he afterwards found. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted Dard , and found Gregory Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

Ann Gregg , of St. Brides , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Holland Sheets value 5 s. a Brass Candlestick value 1 s. out of the House of Robert Ayre on the 24th of May last; but the Evidence not being sufficient, she was acquitted .

John Sowden , of St. Laurence Pountney , was indicted for feloniously stealing 18 pound weight of Flemish Pot-Ashes,&c . the Goods of John Monk , on the 2d of May last. To which Indictment he pleaded Guilty . Transportation .

Samuel Harrison , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for the Murther of Hannah Harrison (his Daughter ,) by giving her one mortal Wound with a Tobacco Pipe on her left Cheek near the left Eye, of the Length of a Quarter of an Inch, and the Depth of 3 Inches, on the 12th of May last, of which she languished till the 21th and then died , He was also indicted on the Coroners Inquest for the same. Joseph Sureties deposed, that the Prisoner and Deceased were Partners, and sold Milk in the Town, which they took of him; that they owed him Money, for which he was uneasie, but offer'd to take the Deceased's Note for it if the Prisoner would deliver up the Trade to her; to which he agreed, that the Prisoner living in one of his Houses owed him also Money for Rent, for which he distrain'd his Goods; that he met them the 12th of May last, in order to settle matters and go along with them to their Customers; but going first to the Eagle and Tree in Moor Lane to drink and discourse further on the Matter, high Words arose between them; that the Prisoner went out, fill'd his Pipe, and came in again, with it lighted; and while they were warmly discoursing the matter, the Deceased giving him very provoking Language, he pusht the small end of the Pipe under her left Eye, upon which she swoned away, but came a little to her self again. Mr. Calcupp the Surgeon deposed, that he being sent for, found the Wound under the Orb of the Left Eye, a quarter of an Inch long and a quarter and a half deep. and that a little Splinter of the Pipe dropt off under her Eye; that he did not think it mortal, but thought he could have cured her; that a very malignant Fever ensued, which he believed was the Cause of her Death; that she complained to him only of the Accident and her Head-ach, and was pretty well for three Days, that he could not tell how deep the Wound might be when she died, because it imposthumated. The Prisoner in his Defence said that he had no Malice against her, nor Intention to hurt her, neither did he push or dart his Pipe at her, but being much provok'd went to strike at her, which she doppiag down to avoid received the Wound; that she had a Fever on her some time before; he also call'd several to his Reputation. The Jury upon the whole Matter brought him in Guilty of Manslaughter . Burnt in the Hand .

Robert Nelson ,(together with James Holliday , not yet taken) of the Precinct of White-Fryars, in the Ward of Farringdon without , was indicted for feloniously stealing 60 Yards of Duroy,48 Yards of Drugget, and other Goods, to the value of 12 l.15 s.2 d. the Goods of Gilbert Nelson , out of the House of Arnold Shipwrang , on the 11th of June last. It appear'd that th e Prisoner and Holliday took a Room in the House of Mr. Shipwrang in Water-lane in White-Fryers , and were to give two Shillings per Week for it; that Holiday went to the Prosecutor's Shop to cheapen Goods, and agreed with him for those mentioned in the Indictment for ready Money, and after the Bill of Parcels was writ out and cast up, which came to the Sum above mentioned, said he had not Money enough about him to pay for them, but if he would send his Man with him to his Lodging in Water-lane he would pay him for them there on the delivery of the Goods; that accordingly he sent his Man along with him, charging him not to deliver them with out the Money; that Holliday carry'd the Man to the George Alehouse in the same Lane, and afterwards up to his new Lodging, which they had not taken above two Hours before, and bid him lay the Goods down upon the Table, and go to the same Ale-house and he would come and pay him, and make him drink for his Trouble in waiting; that accordingly he went, and Holliday after him, leaving word with his new Landlady, that if the Prisoner came, to send him to him, that as soon as they were gone the Prisoner came, and the Landlady told him that Holliday wanted to speak with him at the said Alehouse; but the Prisoner said that he must first go up and fetch the Cloth, it being for a Gentleman who was just going out of Town; that while the Prisoner went up Stairs for the Cloth, she went to the Alehouse to Holliday, and told him what the Prisoner said; and that Holliday reply'd, it was very well, let him have it; and when she came back met the Prisoner coming down with the Goods, who carry'd them off, and her new Lodgers never came any more. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded, that he carry'd the Goods to Holliday's Wife by his Order, and produced Evidence to his Reputation, who also swore they saw him deliver them to Holliday's Wife; and to prove that the Goods were bought and not stole, produced a Bill of Parcels own'd by the Prosecutor; but the Condition of Sale, being for ready Money and the Goods not to be deliver'd till paid for, the Property thereof was not transferr'd from the Prosecutor till the Money for them should be received; and it plainly appearing that it was a Felonious Intention of Holliday and the Prisoner to steal the Prosecutor's Goods, without giving him any Money for them, and he being a very notorious Offender that way, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Urphane Mackhoule , of St. Anns Westminster was indicted for privately stealing a pair of Silver Buckles in the Shop of Paschal Canny , on the 21st of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner came into the Prosecutors Shop with a Basket of Nosegays, and ask'd for a halfpenny Dram of Anniseed; that the Prosecutor laid-down his Buckles on the Compter, and while he turn'd his Back to draw the Anniseed the Prisner put them in her Basket; she confess'd the Fact before the Justice, and that she thinking them to be white Metal had sold them for 10 d. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .

Elizabeth Curry , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for stealing a Silk Scarf value 8 s. the Goods of Henry Atwood , on the 12th of June last. The Prisoner came to the Prosecutors Shop for a Halfpenny-worth of Small Beer, and took the Scarf; her Confession before the Justice was read in Court, and the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Wood , of St. Paul's Covent Garden , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Silver Spoons, value 24 s.10 Guineas, and 5 l. in Money , the Goods and Money of Nicholas Gorbin on the 25th of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner came to be the Prosecutor's Servant on the Monday, and robb'd him of the Thursday, which she confest before the Justice; she had nothing to say for her self, nor none to call to her Reputation; the Jury found her Guilty . Death .

Thomas Nelson , of St.Jame's Westminster ; was indicted for feloniously stealing a Stuff Gown,4 Suits of Headclothes, Aprons, Handkerchiefs,&c . the Goods of Ann Acton , on the 21st of May last. The Fact was fully prov'd and the Goods taken upon him at the Door about 12 a Clock at Night. He had nothing to say but that he was drunk, and went up to see for a Friend. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Mary Smith , of St. Mary White Chappel , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Brass Porridge-pot, Sauce-pan, Candlestick, a Pewter Plate, a Sheet, Pillowbear,&c . the Goods of Giles Alexander , on the 2d of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutors Lodger, and took the Goods out of her Lodging and sold them. The Prisoner pleaded she sold them by the Prosecutors Consent; but did not call any to prove it, nor to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

Edward Swinney , of St. Margarets Westminster was indicted upon two Indictments, one for feloniously stealing a piece of Caffoy value 4 s. the Goods of William Abbot and Thomas Dickson , on the 1st of June last. The other for feloniously stealing a piece of Caffoy value 2 s. the Goods of John Whitehead and John Bennet , the same Day. It appeared that the Prosecutors were Chairmen, and that the Prisoner being seen cutting the Lining of the Chairs was pursued and took; that he threw the Goods over the Rails in the Privy Garden, where they were found wrapt up together, and swore to by the Prosecutors. The Fact being fully proved and the Prisoner having nothing to say for himself, the Jury found him Guilty of both Indictments. Transportation .

Mary Molloy , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing a Sattin Gown value 15 s. in the Shop of John Dobbins , on the 13th of June last. It appeared the Prisoner went to the Prosecutors Shop and cheapen'd a Quilted Petticoat, and while they were reaching some to shew her, she took an Opportunity to take the Gown from off the Compter, which was taken upon her. The Prisoner denyed that she stole it, and said that a Woman desired her to carry it for her; but could not prove it. The Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

John Frost , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for stealing a pair of Cloth Coach Seats, value 20 s. the Goods of John Jones , on the 16th of May last. It appeared that a Hackney Coachman being drunk fell off his Box, and one of the Evidence getting up to drive the Coach home, the Prisoner said he liv'd just by where the Coach was to go; whereupon he let him into the Coach, and was sure the Seats were there then; but just before he came to the Yard where the Coach stood, the Prisoner got out and left the Door open; that he drove into the Yard directly, and mist the Seats; that the Prisoner was taken a little after (about one a Clock) by the Watch with the Seats upon him. The Prisoner pleaded he was in drink, and that another desired him to hold the Seats for him. The Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

William Johnson of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for breaking open the House of Jacob Pullin in the Night time and felloniously stealing a Silver Can value 25 s.2 Silver Spoons &c. the Goods of the said Jacob Pullin on the 9th of June last. It appear'd than the Prisoner had liv'd two Years and a half with the Prosecutor as an Apprentice , but for his evil Practices had been gone from him above a Year; that he got over the wall, broke open his Cellar Window about 10 at Night, and lay in his Dye-house till 12, then broke open a Corner Cupboard, and took the Goods; the two Spoons were found in his Pocket the next Morning (when he was taken) and the Can by his direction in some Dirt where he had hid it; he owned both the Felony and Burglary before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. The Prisoner in his Defence pleaded that he met one Tho Mills , who gave him the Plate as a Pledge for some Money he lent him to carry him down to his Ship at Chatham; but the Jury did not believe him, and the Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner knew the Plate very well, having so long constantly made use of it, and his Mark being thereon. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

Elizabeth Dary of St. Dunstan Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Pieces of Silver value 5 s. a Dowlas Smock value 3 s.3 Aprons, Edging,&c . on the 10th of May last. It appeared that the Prisoner went into the Prosecutor's Room while she was in Bed, and took the two Pocket-Pieces out of her Pocket, and sold them to a Goldsmith for 4 s.3 d. making use of a Neighbour's Name, and telling him they were her Mothers; that the Edging was found on the Prisoners Head, and one of the Aprons on her Mother; when the Prosecutor charg'd the Prisoner with it she threatned to take her up to vindicate her Reputation. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that the Prosecutor gave her the Pocket-pieces to sell for her, but considering that her Husband might be angry with her for parting with them, came to her next Day to fetch them again, that accordingly she went with her Mother to the Goldsmith, who had two Pence more for them than he gave the Night before; that the Prosecutor's Husband being arrested by the Prisoner's Mother this malicious Prosecution was ser on Foot; but the Prosecutor being positive, and the Fact plain upon her, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony. Burnt in the Hand .

Sarah Davis , of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of David Smith in the Day time, and feloniously stealing Petticoats value 10 s. Alice Smith being in the House , on the 29th of April last. Alice Smith deposed that her Husband going out that Morning left her Chamber Door open lockt, the Kitchin Door and left the Key in it, and latch'd the Outer Door; that she could see from her Chamber to her Outer Door; and that she seeing the Prisoner open the Doors and come in and take the Goods jumpt out of her Bed naked, crying out stop Thief, and follow'd her to the Door, and saw her drop the Goods. Another Evidence confirm'd the Prisoner's dropping the Goods in the Street, which were taken up and carry'd to the Prosecutor. The Prisoner had nothing to say but a bare denyal of the Fact, the Jury considering the whole matter brought her in Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .

Joseph Castle of St. Botolph without Aldgate was indicted for feloniously stealing two pound and half of Regulus, value 8 s. and ten pound and half of Spelter Metal out of the Warehouse of Richard Grunwin , on the 15th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was employ'd by a Neighbour to mend a Drein which ran through his, which gave him occasion to come often to his House to see if the Water ran clear, and an Opportunity to take the Goods. Another Evidence deposed that the Prisoner brought the Spelter to him to sell, who told him if he came honestly by it he would venture to give him 5 d. a pound for it; and this Evidence afterwards carrying it to the Prosecutor, who owned the Goods, the Prisoner was apprehended, and confest the Fact before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court; however he deny'd it on his Tryal, saying one Man was like another, and there were others workt there besides himself. The Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Pontin , of St. Marzaret's Westminster , was indicted for Assaulting Mary Hendon , Spinster , putting her into Bodily Fear, and feloniously taking from her three Guineas,&c , on the 26th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner had often abused her; that sometimes he borrowed Money of her, and at other times would take away her Money by Violence; that he came to her the Day mentioned in the Indictment under Pretence of paying her 40 s. and bid her go up and, fetch him the Note; which when she brought him (he perceiving there were none in the House besides themselves) he fell upon her, knockt her down, tock the 3 Guineas from her, and abus'd her very much. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that this Prosecution was set on foot because he would not Marry her, that she followed him to several Places, insomuch that he could not be quiet for her; that she had often said, if he would not marry her she would disgrace him every where; he also called several to his Reputation and to prove what he had said in his Defence; as the Son and Son in Law of his Master Mr. Boiloe a Gardener, with whom he had served his Time, and others who had lived with him four Years while he was Gardener to the Earl of Berkshire , who all gave him a very good Character, and that they never knew him Neceilitous; also two others who deposed that the Prosecutor used to go after him very often; and one who deposed, that fince this Prosecution has been on foot, the Prosecutor told her, that she loved him beyond all the Men in the World; but was now bound to Prosecute him. The Jury considering the whole matter Acquitted him.

Charles Hurst , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for Breaking open the House of Edward Cook in the Night time with an Intent to steal , on the 22d of May last. It appear'd that the Prisoner between one and two a Clock broke open the Prosecutor's Window Shutter, then put it to again, and went to fetch a lighted Candle, which he brought between his Fingers, opened the Shutter again, threw up the Sash and went in, walk'd about the Parlour a little, then went down into the Kitchen; whereupon the prosecutor's opposite Neighbour, who had watch'd him all this while, and know him well again, having seen him perfectly by means of the lighted Candle the Prisoner had in his Hand, cry'd out, Thieves, House-breakers, and another coming to his Assistance they went in after him the same way, and lookt about the House for him, but not finding him there, and observing the Back Door open, concluded he must be gone that way; so followed him over a Wall into the next Yard, where they took him in a House of Office. The Constable deposed that the Prisoner when he was in his Custody said, that he was sorry he threw his Knife at a Black Dog, for if he had it he would have kill'd one of the Evidences; and that if he had gone out forward and not backward they would not have taken him. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he going along saw the Watch go in, and followed them to their Asistance. But he had no Evidence, nor any to his Reputation; the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Mary Mee and Hannah Votler , were indicted for stealing 24 pair of Shoes and Clogs ; but the Evidence not being sufficient, they were acquitted .

Darby Bryan , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Feloniously stealing a Westphalia Ham, value 8 s. in the Shop of Richard Hocky on the 9th of June last. The Prisoner was seen to take it out of the Shop-Window, and being pursued was taken with it upon him. The Jury found him Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Peter Williams , was indicted for stealing a Perriwig value 12 s. the Goods of John Lawler , on the 12th of June last, but the Evidence not being sufficient, he was Acquitted .

Martha Wood , of St. Sepulchres was indicted for feloniously stealing 4 l. in Money , the Money of John Bass on the 25th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner was his Servant , and that he missing Money several times, charged her with it; whereupon she confest she opened his Drawer with a Knife, and took Money at several times to the value of 4 l. her Confession before the Justice was read in Court, and the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

John Birch , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 2 s.6 d. from the Person of Sackvil Graves , on the 26th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed, that going by Temple-Bar he mist his Handkerchief, and no body being near him but the Prisoner, he search'd him and found it in his Pocket. The Prisoner pleaded he found it on the Ground; but the Prosecutor deposing it was very wet Weather, and no Dirt on the Handkerchief, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. , Transportation .

Joseph Craft ,(together with John West and John Eggleston , not yet taken) was indicted for feloniously stealing 62 Pound weight of Red Wood, Value 20 s. the Goods of Peter Burrolds . The Prisoner was taken in Fenchurch street with the two pieces of Wood in a Sack on his Shoulder, and brought back to the Chequer Alehouse at Ralphs Key , where he took them up; but it appearing that the Goods were brought thither by John West and John Eggleston, and the Prisoner only hired to carry them to the Minories, he being a Porter , and several appearing on his behalf who gave him a very good Character, the Jury Acquitted him.

William Campbell , of Stains in the County of Middlesex, was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay Gelding value 4 l. Thomas Combs deposed that the Prisoner brought the Horse to Stains to sell, and ask'd 3 l.10 s. for it; but took 1 l.13 s. for Bridle Saddle and all, whereupon he suspecting it to be stole gave him a Shilling Earnest, and told him he should have the rest when he prov'd he came honestly by it: It appeared that the Prisoner stole it from John Chambers at the Bell Inn at Stansted . The Prisoner denyed the Fact; but his Confession before the Justice was read in Court and the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

George Cap , of St. Paul's Covent Garden , was indicted for stealing a Black Mare value 8 l. the Property of William James , the 12th of June last, William James, deposed he lost his Mare from Pitchcot near Ailesbury in Buckinghamshire . Matthew James his Brother deposed, that he living in Town Advertised the Mare in Print, whereupon Mr. Stevenson, who keeps an Inn in Hart street, Covent Garden, came and said he had it, and that he bought it of the Prisoner; the Prosecutor owned it and had it again; and it appeared to be stole on Saturday Night, and sold again on Sunday. The Prisoner said he bought it on the Road, but could nor prove it. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Soloman Davis , of St. Margaret's Westminster was indicted for feloniously stealing a pair of Wooden Skulls value 2 s. the Goods of Edward Cornwell , but no body appearing against him he was Acquitted .

Katharine Hargrave , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing a Tortoise-Shell Snuff Box, value 20s. from the Person of Samuel Hossington , but no body appearing against her she was Acquitted .

Nicholas Cross ,(a little Boy about a 11 Years of Age,) was indicted for stealing 4 s. in Money from the Person of William Howard ; but no body appearing against him he was Acquitted .

John Hern , of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for stealing a Wooden Snuff-Mill, value 2 d , from Charles Colter ; but no body appearing against him he was Acquitted .

of St. Paul's Covent Garden was indicted for privately stealing a Snuff-Box value 4 s. and a Fan value 8 s, from the Person of Sarah Childish , the 23d. of September last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner robb'd her of her Goods in Southwark Fair . The Prisoner pleaded that the Prosecutor pickt him up in Southwark Fair; that they went to the Three-Ton-Tavern in Southwark; that they were driving a Bargain, but could not agree; whereupon he told her she should pay her share of the Reckoning; she reply'd that she had no Money, he told her if she would stand a Search, and it was found that she had no Money, he would pay the Reckoning himself; to which she readily consented; and turning out her Pocket, there was nothing in it but an Ivory Bodkin, some Farthings and two Crusts of Bread, but no Snuff-Box; that as to her Fan she gave it him to New Mount for her, and that he deliver'd it to her again at the Three-Ton-Tavern in Russel-Street Covent-Garden, before two of his Friends; who confirm'd the same in Court; and that he sent for her to that Tavern by the Name of Mrs. Hasely. Upon the whole the Jury Acquitted him.

Joseph Winterbottom , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indict ed for feloniously stealing 34 Sheep Skins value 24s. the Goods of William Stanley , the 17th of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant and related to him; and that between 4 and 5 a Clock in the Morning, he was seen to carry away the Goods, whereupon his Master examined him about them and the Prisoner wish'd the Devil might take him if he knew of more than 10 Skins, which he said he pawn'd for 3 s. and would have gone by himself to redeem them, but his Master and his Friend who inform'd him of it would go with him; that they went together till they came to Mr. Churcher's Shop on London-Bridge, where the Prisoner went in, and in a little while the Master and his Friend, who told Mr. Churcher that he must needs thrive if he could buy such Bargains as 10 Skins for 3 s. to which he reply'd he did not buy 10 Skins for 3 s. but a dozen and 10 Skins for 11 s. that the Prisoner told him (Mr. Churcher) that he would sell his Goods cheaper than ordinary because he was a new Beginner; and he told him that if he would sell a Pennyworth, his Shop was his Market, and he would buy them. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, and said that he sold none without his Master's Order, who had rais'd this Prosecution to get Money out of Churcher. But the Evidence being full against him, the Jury found him Guilty . Transportation .

William Hale of St. Clements Danes was indicted for feloniously stealing 15 pair of Worsted Hose, value 40 s. out of the Shop of Thomas Rock the 23d of May last. The Prosecutor deposed he lost a Board of Hose out of his Shop Window; and his Neighbour who lives right against him deposed, that he saw the Prisoner get up and look three times through the Grate, and when he saw the Shop clear, he reach'd over the Grate and took the Goods, whereupon he secur'd him. The Prisoner pleaded that he was Drunk, and lay down there; that he did not take the Goods; but that the Evidence took him and carry'd him into the Shop with the Goods. But that poor Defence did not avail him the Evidence being positive, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

Sarah Harding and Andrew Durham of St. Mary in the Savoy , together with William Latherton not yet taken, were indicted for the Murther of James Henly , for that William Latherton on the 20th Day of May last did give him one Mortal Wound with a Drawn Sword in the upper part of his Belly on the Left Side, of the Breadth of half an Inch, and the depth of 5 Inches, of which he languished till 8 a Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, and then died; and Sarah Harding and Andrew Durham for Promoting, Abetting and Assisting him therein . They were also indicted a second, time on the Coroners Inquest. It appeared that the Prisoner Sarah Harding kept a Cellar against Somerset House in the Strand , and that while Durham was drinking there, the deceased and 3 Soldiers more came down with a Woman; that the Prisoner who kept the Cellar refused to entertain her, saying she would have no Women come there, and that after some Words the Woman went away; that Latberton the Drummer came down in the interim, and the Deceased began to quarrel with him, saying that Latberton was the Man he had once the Opportunity of beating; that Latberson reply'd, if he was he was never the worse Man, but did not know that he ever saw him before; that Harding bid them not quarrel but have a care what they said, for Latberson was able to beat two Men; that the Deceased said he and his Comrade would see any two Men out if they'd go up; that Latberson said he'd fight either of them, but hop'd they would not both follow him; that while Harding went to draw a Pint of Drink they all went up but the Deceased's Comrade and the Prisoner Durbam, that Harding would have gone up after them when she came with the Drink, but Durbam held her and would not let her; that Latberson and Henly fought, and the latter received the Wound mentioned in the Indictment. That the Deceased's Comrade ask'd if there was any body could suck the Wound, thereby to endeavour to save his Life; and that the Prisoner Durbam did till he was saint; that Harding brought a Bed and put the Deceased on it, and took care of him; that Durbam was not taken up at first, not till he went to the Justice to speak in the behalf of Harding. The Deceased's Comrade deposed that Durbam prevented his going up to part them; and there were Some Evidence who deposed that the Deceased said the Prisoners were the occasion of his Death; but more who deposed they heard him say that neither of them were concern'd at all in it; and some to the Reputation of the Woman, one who had heard her say that she had rather lose her Reckoning than have Quarrelling in her House. The Jury considering the whole matter, Acquitted them of both Indictments.

Joseph Laurence of St. Martins in the Fields was indicted upon two Indictments, one for feloniously stealing 80 Yards of Shalloon value 4 l. the Goods of Mr. Pritchard , the 16th of May last. The other for stealing 260 yards of Shalloon value 18 l. the Goods of John Cole , the 19th of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner was Mr. Pritchard (a Hot-presser s) Apprentice , and took his Masters Goods and pawn'd them at 8 or 9 several Pawn-Brokers. That Mr. Cole lived in Southwark, and Dyed for several Mercers in Covent-Garden, used to leave his Goods at Mr. Pritchard's, and missing a Piece out of a Bundle, made up a Bundle with 10 Pieces before Witness and sent it to Mr. Pritchard's, where the Prisoner took out one Piece before a second Bundlecould be brought; whereupon his Master and Mr. Cole laid wait to find him out if he should carry it out in the Dusk of the Evening, which he did, and Mr. Cole followed him into a Pawn-Broaker's Shop with a Piece of his Goods, when he acknowledged 14 Pieces more; that Mr. Cole had suffered so these 3 Years, and turn'd away several of his Servants suspecting them. The Prisoner pleaded he did not intend to steal them, and pawned them with a Design to reredeem them agaim. The Jury found him Guilty of both Indictments. Death .

Thomas Harris was indicted for a Perjury ; but no body appearing against him he was Acquitted .

Charles Forster , of Acton was indicted for feloniously stealing a Flaxen Sheet, a Dowlas Shirt, a Gause Scarfe, a Silver Tea Spoon, and 16 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of William Barkham . The Fact was plainly prov'd upon the Prisoner, and some of the Goods taken upon him. The Jury found him Guilty Transportation .

Elizabeth Dawson of St. Paul's Covent-Garden was indicted for stealing a Stuff Gown and Petticoat and a Silver Spoon , the Goods of Edward Thorn , the 24th of June last. It appear'd the Prisoner was the Prosecutors Lodger, who missing the Goods and suspecting her, gave her Warning; that she going to sell the Spoon (the top where the Mark was being broke off) was stopt by the Goldsmith, and the Gown found upon her. The Jury found her Guilty to the value or 10 d. Transportation .

John Randal of Stanmore was indicted for feloniously stealing a Guinea and half, and 5 s. in Money, from the Person of John Davis , the 5th of July last. It appeared that the Prosecutor was asleep on a Beach behind a Table, with the Money in his Pocket, and the Prisoner very busy about him; that the Prisoner call'd for more Drink, which the Landlord refused to draw unless he would pay for it, and the Prisoner saying he had no Money, the Landlord kickt him out of Doors; and remembring that he had been busy about the Prosecutor, wak'd him, who immediately miss'd his Money; whereupon they follow'd the Prisoner, who finding himself pursued and hard set, jumpt over a Hedge in a great Fright, and told one of the Evidence who happen'd accidentally to be there, that several pursu'd him to kill him; the Evidence bid him not fear, for he would stand by him; and saw him throw the Money mention'd in the Indictment out of his Hand; which he took up and carryed before the Justice with him. The Prisoner pleaded that there were a great many playing at Nine-Pins on the Common, and the Prosecutor being drunk pull'd out a Guinea and would have play'd for it, but no body would take him up; that he threw his Money down, and they all went into the House to drink; and when the Landlord kickt him out of Doors, as he went home he found the Money among the Nine Pins. But the Jury not, believing him, found him Guilty of Felony. Transportation .

Richard Clarke , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting Thomas Scott , on the King's Highway, putting him in fear of his Life, and taking from him a Perriwig value 4 l. but no Evidence appearing against him he was Acquitted .

John Steel , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for breaking open the House of William Riddlesden in the Night time and stealing thence a Silver Tankard, a Silver Cup,6 Spoons,2 Salts,300 Books,&c. the Goods of the said William Riddlesden the 13th of February last. The Prosecutor deposed that his House was broke open, and his Goods taken away. William Cryer deposed, that the Prisoner and himself committed the Fact. The Prisoner objected against the Credit of the Evidence. The Jury considering the whole Acquitted him of the Burglery, and found him Guilty of Felony . Transportation .

He was a second time indicted with Temperance Walker , of St. Andrews Holbourn , for Breaking open the House of Thomas Walker , and taking thence a Cloth Coat value 20 s. and Temperance Walker for receiving the same knowing it to be stole . The Evidence against Steel was the Prosecutor, and William Cryer his Accomplice, as before; but the Jury not being satisfied with that against Walker acquitted her, and found Steel Guilty of this Felony also.

Susannah Cook , of St. James Clerkenwell , was indicted for breaking open the House of Henry Prior , and stealing thence a Fustian Frock with Silver Buttons. Childrens Blankets and other things, to the value of 7 l. It appear'd the Prisoner sold the Frock to a Broker, who hanging it up for Sale in her Shop, the Prosecutor came and owned it; and when the Prisoner came again he took her up. The Prisoner Pleaded that she cryes old Clothes about the Streets and bought the Frock, but call'd none to prove it. There was no Evidence of the Burglary, the Jury Acquitted her of that, and brought her in Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .

John Humphreys , of St. Sepulchrees , was indicted for speaking Words against his Majesty the 28th of February 1717 . William Baron deposed that he being at an Alehouse with the Prisoner near Hickes's Hall heard the Prisoner lay, that King George was not Hair to the Crown, but King James the Toirdis is the true Hair to the Crown; and would have had two Women who were in his Company have drank the Pretender's Health by that Title, which they refused. Richard Arren deposed, that he heard him say the same Words about three or four Years ago, and that he saw him assisting the Mob at Salisbury Court as a Captain of them, and that his Mother's a Roman Catholick. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, and said the Evidence swore against him out of Malice; he called several to his Reputation, but the Evidence being full against him, The Jury found him Guilty .

He was a second time indicted, together with Sam Bains , George Picket , Tho Hardy and Charles Child for a Riot and Assaulting divers Women, and tearing their Gowns made of Callicoe , the 12th of June last. Major Hardwick deposed, that there being a great Dilturbance occasion'd by a great number of Weavers being met together in a Riorous and cumulruous manner, assaulting all Women they met that were drest in Callicoe, tearing their Gowns, and committing other Disorders, on Thursday the 11th of June last,4 Companies of the Militia were order'd to be raised, that his was one of them; that on the 12th they gathered together again, and he having advice that they intended to pull down a House in Brown's Lane , wherein were some Women in Callicoe Gowns, marcht with his Company to prevent it; that he order'd his Lieutenant to enter the Lane with part of his Company at one end, while he and the ralt marcht in at the other, which they did accordingly; that he took Bains and Picket clad in Callicoe to the Waste, whom he took to be the Ringleaders; that they cry'd down with the Callisses. John Walker deposed that he was with the Major, and saw him lay hold on Bains and Picket drest in Callicoe to the Waste; that there were three or four Hundred of them. William Jones deposed that he took Thomas Hardy with a Piece of Callicoe in his Hand flourishing it over his Head, crying, down with the Callicoes. Benjamin Horn deposed, that as he passed through Wide-Gate-Alley, seeing a Woman go before him drest in a Callicoe Gown, said, it was a pitty they should be wore; whereupon John Humphreys came up to him and ask'd him to drink, and told him that he had spent Five or Six Guineas that Day to encourage the Mob, and that he hoped to have Ten for them the next Day; that they should be reinfore'd; the Norwich Weavers were coming up, and then the Business would be done; that he told him where he liv'd in White-Chappel, and if he would come to him there, he would acquaint him how the matter went on from Day to Day. William Brisco deposed, that Humphrey's was a Ringleader of the Mob at Salisbury-Court , and that he heard him brag of what he had done. Mary Pillington deposed, that she saw Charles Child going a long the Square on Saturday Morning with a vast number, swearing that the Justice had been the Occasion of his being Shot, but he had Meat and Drink now, and might have when the Justice had not; that he went by again at the Head of the Mob on Sunday, and that a Woman being in their House in a Linnen Gown, he said, It was well she was over Against the Justice's; whereupon another told him the Justice saw him; to which he reply'd he might have no Eyes by Night. That he went up and down bellowing and crying and encouraging the Mob. It also appeared that a Surgeon would have cur'd him for a Crown. John Humphreys pleaded that it was Malice against him. Charles Child pleaded, that he was there accidentally, having been out with his Wife with Packthread,(he being a Pack-thread Spinner) and hearing that a Boy was shot was going to see him, but as he went was shot in the Leg himself. They all called several to their Reputation; but the Fact being fully proved, the Jury found them Guilty ; at the same time recommending Charles Child to the Favour of the Court .

John Larmony and Mary Mattoon ; of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for Assaulting Elizabeth Price on the High Way, putting her into Bodily Fear, and feloniously taking from her a Callicoe Gown, a Pocket wherein were a Guinea; and a Shilling, and a Silver Threepence . Elizabeth Price deposed, that as she was going to look upon a House in order to take it, some People sitting at their Doors took up her Riding Hood, and seeing her Gown, cry'd out, Callicoe, Callicoe; Weavers, Weavers, Whereupon a great Number came down and tore her Gown off all but the Sleeve, her Pocket, the Head of her Riding Hood, and abus'd her very much; she was positive the Money was in her Pocket when it was tore off; that Larmony was among them, and tore off two Pieces of her Gown which were found lying near his Loom when taken; but could not charge him with her Pocket nor Money. And that Martoon call'd her Callicoe Bitch. Mary Williamson , who went along with her to take a House, and also went home with her again, deposed, that there were none but Boys and Girls that tore her Gown, and that she did not see Larmony there. Solomon Palo deposed that he looking out of his Window in Crown Court saw Larmony in his Garden all the time the Woman was Mobb'd. Andrew du Bruel deposed that he was in Larmony's House with him, and that when the Rout began Larmony went into his Garden, saying, he would not be amongst them, he did not want Bread, he would sleep in a whole Skin; and that he went into the Garden with him, and staid with him there all the while; that the Children threw pieces of Callicoe over the Wall into the Garden. Sarah Wade deposed that she was charg'd; that as she stood at her Gate with a Child in her Arms and big with another, she saw about 100 Boys and Girls, that the Prisoner was not there, nor out of his Door forward, but in his Garden, she seeing him look over the Garden Wall; that the Prosecutor said if she had not met with this Man she would have sworn the same against her. There were two more deposed they saw the Prisoner in the Garden all the while. There was nothing swore against Mastoon but that she call'd the Prosecutor Callicoe Bitch; however. She call'd several to her Reputation. The Jury considering the Matter Acquitted them.

Joseph Green , of St. Mary White Chapel was indicted for committing the like Offence on Rosamond Becket . But the Evidence not affecting the Prisoner, he was Acquitted .

Henry Stacy , was indicted for Assaulting Rebecca Tate . The Prosecutor deposed, that she standing at a Door in Rosemary Lane with Mrs. Maddox and Mrs. Dean, the Prisoner rubb'd against Mrs. Dean; that she ask'd who he was, and was told, Harry; that the Prisoner said D-m you, you have a Callicoe Gown. I'll have the Tail of it; that he drew his Knife and whet it on his Shoe and struck at her, and she being frighted ran in a Doors. Mrs. Maddox and Mrs. Dean confirm'd the same; and Mrs. Maddox further deposed that the Prisoner said he would cut her Soul from her Body; and that she shut the Door. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that as he was going home to Bed they call'd after him; that when he came back to them he ask'd for a Pint of Drink, but they refused to draw him any, telling him he was Drunk, that the Prosecutor said, are you a weaver? here's Callicoe Gown; and shook it; that he had no Knife about him, only a Pipe. Jane Jones 's deposed that they call'd him back, and he being drunk they refus'd to draw him any Drink: that some Words pass'd, and he threatned to cut off the Tail of the Gown, but saw no Knife. Another Evidence confirmed the same. William Bennett deposed that he found him leaning against the Wall at the White Lion in Rosemary Lane, but saw no Knife. The Jury Acquitted him.

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgement as followith:

Received Sentence of Death,10.

Mary Beal , Sarah Booker , Mary Wood , Mary Molloy , William Johnson , Charles Hurst , William Campbell , George Cap , William Hale , and Joseph Laurence ,

Burnt in the Hand,2.

Samuel Harrison , and Elizabeth Dary .

To be Transported,29.

Patrick Evans , John Hutchings , John Taylor , William Perry , William Gossage , Robert Godfrey , James Kettle , William Gregory , John Sowden , Robert Nelson , John Wier , Urphane Mackhoule , Elizabeth Currey , Thomas Nelson , Mary Smith , Edward Swinney , John Frost , Sarah Davis , Joseph Castle , Darby Bryan , Martha Wood , John Birch , Martha Mackoy alias Lewis, Joseph Winterbottom , Charles Forster , Elizabeth Dawson , John Randal , John Steel , and Susannah Cook .

John Humphreys who was found Guilty of two Indictments, is to stand twice in the Pillory and to suffer twelve Months Imprisonment.

Samuel Baines , George Picket , and Thomas Hardy are to stand once in the Pillory and suffer 3 Months Imprisonment. And,

Charles Child to suffer Three Months Imprisonment.

Mary Beal , Sarah Booker , Mary Wood , and Mary Molloy . Pleaded their Bellies; and a Jury of Matrons being impannelled, found Mary Beal , Mary Wood , and Mary Molloy with Quick Child ; but Sarah Booker not

John Mills , who was formerly condernn'd for selling Counterfeit Stamp Paper, knowing it to be Counterfeit, pleaded his Majesty's most Gracious Pardon.

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