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Old Bailey Proceedings, 6th December 1809.

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the PEACE OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, AND ALSO THE GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, HELD AT Justice-Hall, in the Old Bailey, On WEDNESDAY the 6th of DECEMBER, 1809, and following Days;

BEING THE FIRST SESSION IN THE MAYORALTY OF The Right Honourable THOMAS SMITH , LORD-MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the PEACE, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON.

Before the Right-honourable THOMAS SMITH , Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir Nash Grose, knt. one of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir Robert Graham , knt. one of the Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir Charles Flower , bart. Sir John William Anderson, bart.; Sir Charles Price , bart.; Aldermen of the said City; John Silvester , esq. Recorder of the said City; John Ansley , esq. George Scholey , esq. Sir William Plomer , knt. Aldermen of the said City; and Newman Knowlys, esq. Common Serjeant of the said City; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Goal Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

David Mitchell ,

James Scrogart ,

Nathaniel, Thornton ,

Charles Swan ,

George Black ,

Thomas Thompson ,

William Gill ,

Evan Roberts ,

Joseph Coles ,

Thomas Henry Fenton,

William Carter ,

Procter Rider .

First Middlesex Jury.

James Carr ,

George Henry Sygell ,

George Hutchinson ,

James Mackey ,

James Walsh ,

Robert Fogg ,

Stephen Penney ,

Charles Cutter ,

Thomas Crogner ,

Thomas Knott,

William Coombes ,

Samuel Butcher .

Second Middlesex Jury.

Henry Davis ,

Henry Currie ,

Charles Turner ,

Daniel Johnson ,

Thomas Vanherman ,

Robert Burgoyne ,

John Partridge ,

Samuel Skerrinow ,

Charles Chapman ,

Richard Green ,

Francis Poole ,

Thomas Cross .

1. JOSEPH JEFFERIES was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 8th of April , a bushel of potatoes, value 1 s 9 d. the property of Charles Blackwell .

SECOND COUNT for like offence, the property of John Ing .

CHARLES BLACKWELL . I am a farmer at Harrow The prisoner was a carter of mine, and the witness, Hinsman, was a carter boy.

Q. Had you a customer in April last of the name of Ing, living in London - A. Yes; I had received an order from him for a quantity of potatoes. On the 8th of April last the prisoner took a load of potatoes from my house on Harrow Hill common , to Mr. Ings, Fitzroy market . Several months after that the prisoner was taken up for bilking the turnpike, in going to London a great many times, then I received information of Hinsman concerning this robbery.

SAMUEL MALLAM . I live at Wemley Green, near Harrow.

Q. Do you know the prisoner - A. No. It was Hinsman that came to me about the potatoes; there was a man upon the top of the cart, he was asleep.

MRS. MALLAM. I am the wife of the last witness.

Q. Do you know Hinsman - A.Yes, he and the prisoner came together to me in April last, the prisoner was upon the sacks of potatoes in the cart, Hinsman came up to my house.

Q. Was the prisoner present when he sold you any thing - A. He was on the cart, out in the road, he did not hear what passed between the lad and me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Heath.

2. JOHN THURSTON , SUSANNAH THURSTON , and JEREMIAH THURSTON , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Thomas Sedgwick , esq. about the hour of two, on the night of the 6th of February , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, two gowns, value 10 s. a great coat, value 1 l. two desart spoons, value 1 l. and a silver table spoon, value 12 s. the property of Thomas Sedgwick , esq.; and a gown, value 10 s. the property of Elizabeth Ive .

To this indictment the prisoner, John Thurston pleaded

GUILTY.

THOMAS SEDGWICK, ESQ. I am a merchant , I live in Highbury grove . On the 6th of February last I retired to rest about eleven o'clock at night, and as I supposed about two or three o'clock in the morning, I heard a noise, I attributed it, however, to some company going away from the next house; it did not induce me to arise.

Q. What does your family consist of - A. Myself and wife, and I think at that time there were three maid servants sleeping in the house, and the children.

Q. Do you know what state your house was in when you went to bed, as to its fastenings - A. I did not particularly examine it that night, I remained till about seven o'clock in the morning, when one of my servants knocked at my door, and informed me that the house had been robbed; I immediately went down stairs, I found the kitchen in disorder, the drawers of the dresser being open.

Q. I suppose then it was quite light - A. It was then quite day light, and the door on the side of the house, leading out into the yard, was open; I concluded they went out that way; there was no marks of violence there. I missed several things, a great coat, half a dozen pair of boots, and two gowns belonging to my wife, a wine strainer and some silver spoons; I had a servant of the name of Ive, she informed me that she had lost a considerable quantity of wearing apparel. Upon this; after I had dressed myself, I went into the fore court, where I discovered a small iron bar which goes across the outside of the laundry window was forced away, it had been fastened on by screws, it appeared to have been wrenched off; I rather suppose that the inside shutter had been neglected to be fastened, besides that there were two little mortise bolts which fastened the window down at the bottom; I apprehended the bolts had not been properly put in; and when this little bar was moved, which was the centre bar of three bars, the window would open, and that is the way they easily could enter. The cross bar was in the center of the two others, and I think there was room enough for a man to go through between the two others. The laundry communicates to the kitchen and the lower part of the house, the laundry was in the front, and the kitchen at the back of the house.

Q. When you heard the noise in the night what quarter of the house did that noise seem to you to come from - A. I awoke in the night; it was not sufficient for me to tell where it was; the impression on my mind was that it was a step of a carriage being put down. On the top of the kitchen stairs there is a door always fastened every night by an iron bar, that prevented their getting up stairs. With regard to the property being stolen, I have seen some of it since.

ELIZABETH IVE . I was cook to Mr. Sedgwick in February last.

Q. On the 6th of February what time did you go to bed - A.About half past ten or eleven; before I went to bed I fastened the outer doors, and the door in the passage.

Q. With respect to the lower windows of the house, did you look at them - A.The shutter on the inside of this window was not fast, owing to the iron bar being lost; I cannot say whether the window was bolted down or not; I saw all the cross bars safe in the course of the day, and all the lower windows in the rest of the house were fastened.

Q. Are you sure the door of the yard was fastened when you went to bed - A. Yes; I looked at it the last thing.

Q. What time did you get up in the morning - A.About seven o'clock; Mary Hatfield, the house maid, was up first.

Q. You got up at seven, it was light then - A. No; it was getting light; I was just coming down, the house maid came up to me and said there had been thieves in the house. When I went down stairs Ifound this door open, I missed two gowns, a yellow one and a dark one, and I lost several caps, and other things; I left them on the over night on the dresser in the kitchen; my master's coat was hanging on the kitchen door; and six or seven pair of boots were behind the door. I saw the middle bar of the laundry window wrenched off; it was left hanging at one end.

JOHN WAITTAKER . I am an apprentice to Mr. Manger, a pawnbroker. A person of the name of Jane Waltham pledged a muslin gown with me.

DANIEL BISHOP . I am an officer belonging to Worship-street; I produce a great coat and a pair of boots; I found these things in a house in Blighton's-yard, Brick-lane, Spitalfields, where I found Susannah Thurston , the prisoner; the coat was afterwards given to John Thurston , the elder. We went to Thurston's house on the 10th of November in consequence of another robbery, and on a paper being found on the elder Thurston there was a warrant granted. I went to Guildford barracks on the 13th of November, I took young Thurston, he was a light dragoon there in the name of George Wright ; I read the warrant to him in the presence of his officers; he said he knew nothing of it, his name was not Thurston, his name was George Wright ; I then told him we had his father in custody, and a woman of the name of Ranger, in whose custody we had found a gown, which come out of Mr. Sedgwicks robbery; after some little hesitation he said his name was Thurston, but he was ashamed to own it. I then brought him up to Worship-street: I found at his mother's room on the 10th, a pair of boots; the coat was taken off the elder Thurston's back at the house of Correction, in the presence of Mr. Sedgwick; he said he had no doubt it was his coat.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . I am an officer. I produce a gown I took off Jane Ranger 's back; I believe she is called Waltham. On Thursday the 9th of November I received some duplicates from her at that time; and one of them appeared to have the name of Mangar, a gown, for two shillings. On Friday the 10th I went with the prisoner Susannah Thurston , in company with Mr. Sedgwick, Joshua Armstrong , and Daniel Bishop , to a room unlocked by the prisoner.

Q. You supposed it was her lodgings - A. Yes; and in a box where there were a number of her clothes was this gown, and this shawl; the gown was owned by Mr. Sedgwick; the woman said she was in the country a great many miles at the time.

JANE WALTHAM . Q.Look upon the prisoner, Jeremiah Thurston , do you know him - A. Yes; I went to live with him about the 23d of June last, and I believe I left him in the beginning of October; we lived together as man and wife.

Q. What name did you go by then - A. By the name of Ranger. I had lived with a man of the name of Ranger; I always go by that name; my real name is Waltham.

Q. While Jeremiah Thurston lived with you did he give you any thing - A. His father promised me these two gowns about a month before he gave them me; when the gown was laying on the table the father told me to put it on, and not to make away with it. Jeremiah Thurston was in the room at the time. It was in September to the best of my knowledge.

Q. Now at what house was it where the gown lay upon the table - A. At Mr. Maddox's house in Cooper street, Westminster; it was in a room where I lived with Jeremiah Thurston . About a fortnight or three weeks afterwards old Mr. Thurston told me to take the other gown; Jeremiah Thurston was in the room when his father gave it me; I pawned the gown about a week before I was taken up at Mr. Mangar's for two shillings.

Q. You were examined before, did not you say upon that occasion that the gowns were given you by Jeremiah Thurston - A. He was in the room when the gowns were given me.

Q. You positively said he gave them you - A. could not recollect who gave them me at first, I was so confused. Old Mr. Thurston gave his wife the money to fetch them out of pawn; they were given me at different times.

Jeremiah Thurston 's Defence. I remember the time of my father giving her the gowns, I know nothing of them; I know nothing of the charge laid against me.

Susannah Thurston 's Defence. I was not at home; was in the country, one hundred and twelve mile off when the robbery was done.

JOHN THURSTON , GUILTY - DEATH , aged 50.

SUSANNAH THURSTON, NOT GUILTY .

JEREMIAH THURSTON , NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

3. WILLIAM GRAY and HENDERICK CORNELIUS were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 13th of November , two gallons of rum, value 12 s. the property of Christopher Nockells .

JAMES SEALEY . I am an apprentice to Christopher Nockells , on board the brig Monmouth; Mr. Nockells is the owner. On Sunday night, near a month ago Henderick Cornelius came from his own ship, the Hibernia, a collier; he came down in the steerage; I was asleep, he awoke me and asked me for a light, I told him if he felt on the table he would find a tinder box; he struck a light and went up, and then came down; William Gray , the other prisoner, he was mate of the Hibernia; I had seen them both before. William Gray came down and asked for the key of the hold of our ship, I told him I had not got the key; he awoke the other lad, he asked him for the key, his name is Robert Mallon ; Robert Mallon said I had the care of the keys, they were hanging up in the cabin. Gray said I must go and get them; I turned out of my hammock; he made me get the keys, I denied going to get them; he said he would pull me out, so I got out; I was afraid he would do some-to us if I did not get out; from that fear I went and got the key of the hold; he made me unlock the hold; he said our mate left him the command of the ship.

Q He was not in the care of the ship - A. No. I unlocked the door, he took a bucket and went down in the hold, he took a candle with him; I went down to see what they were after; both the prisoners went down and put a spike in a puncheon of rum, and took a small bucket of rum out of it, and went up upon deck and bottled it off in their own cabin; they carried it to the Hibernia; I went with them to the Hibernia; they came down again, they drawed another bucket; they took that up, locked the door, and gave me the key.

Q. How much was the amount of what they took. - A. They were two small buckets full, the buckets did not hold much.

Q. Then after taking this last bucket they gave you the key. - A. Yes; and they carried it on board the Hibernia, then I went to bed again, they made Robert Mallon watch on deck, on board our own ship to see if our mate was coming, they took him on board their own ship, they gave him four bottles, he brought them down in the steerage.

ROBERT MALLON. Q. How old are you. - A. I am just turned of fourteen.

Q. What are you at this time. - A. I am apprentice to Christopher Nockells , the proprietor of the ship. I believe it was Sunday night, three weeks back, I was on board Mr. Nockell's ship, the Monmouth, Cornelius came down for a light, I was a bed, I knew him, he belonged to the Hibernia, I told him if he would feel upon the top of the chest, he would find a tinder box, he struck a light himself, he went upon deck and fetched Gray down. Gray asked my fellow apprentice for the key, he told him he had not got it, then they asked me for the key of the hold, I told them I had not got it, my fellow apprentice had got them. He made Sealey go and get them, he told him to unlock the door, he did; they went down in the hold and sent me upon deck to watch for fear our mate should come. I saw them come up with a bucket of rum, they went on board their own ship, they came down and got another bucket, and told me to come with them on board their ship, they gave me four bottles, two for Sealey and two for me. I took them on board, they told me I had no occasion to be afraid, they allowed three inches leakage in a cask, and we had a nice place below to keep it. On Monday morning, when the mate came on board, I told him that Gray and Cornelius were taking the rum on shore. The officers stopped it.

GEORGE FAINT . I am a Police officer. On the 13th of November, between seven and eight in the evening, I was on my duty, I stopped Cornelius and Gray in a ship's boat belonging to the Hibernia, I found a tin beer can in the middle part of the boat, and seven bottles with rum in each; I asked Cornelius what was in the can, he said beer, I found it contained rum, I took them to the office.

JOHN GOTTY . I am an officer of the Thames Police. I went to the ship Monmouth on the next morning, and from the information of Sealey, I gauged the cask of rum, the full contents of the cask would be 119 gallons, the ullage 115, there were four gallons deficient, the quantity taken was two gallons, there were two more deficient then was found on the prisoner: I drew a sample and tried the strength with the hydrometer, I found that taken on the prisoner in strength exactly corresponded with what was left, I have no doubt but that it was from the same cask by the flavour and strength.

CHRISTOPHER NOCKELLS . I am the owner of this vessel. The rum being laden in my ship, I am answerable for it, it was consigned to Robert Burton and Co. in Cork.

Gray's Defence. We lay alongside of this ship, this ship made use of our boat night and day, they were as likely to lay the rum in the boat as anybody else. I have been a sailor twenty years, and most of that time I served my country, under Lord Nelson, Collingwood and Gambier, as to the crime imputed to me, I am entirely ignorant of.

Cornelius's Defence. As we were pulling the boat he came alongside of us, and asked us what was in the boat, I told him I did not know whether it was beer or not.

GRAY GUILTY , aged 28.

CORNELIUS GUILTY , aged 27.

Transported for seven years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

3. RICHARD WICKS was indicted for that he on the 18th of November , with a certain gun loaded with gunpowder and divers leaden shots, feloniously wilfully, and maliciously did shoot at Benjamin Johnston , a subject of our lord the King, with intent in so doing to kill and murder him .

SECOND COUNT for like offence, stating the intention to do him some grievous bodily harm, and

THIRD COUNT, for feloniously and wilfully shooting at the said Benjamin Johnston , a subject of our lord the King.

The case was stated by Mr. Andrews.

BENJAMIN JOHNSTON . I am a servant to Mr. How, at Hanworth house, Middlesex . I know the prisoner, he worked for Mr. Evans, he lives near Mr. How. On the night of the 18th of November, a little after twelve, I went about Mr. How's grounds, to see if there were any poachers. I found a net at a gate on the Wednesday night before; I saw Wicks on the Saturday night, the night in question; I saw Wicks on the 18th in Mr. How's park; Lee was in company with me; I had left him at a certain place while I went to the gate; I had a dog with me. I saw Wicks get up out of a bush, and go towards the gate; it was a bright moon light night. I did not know Wicks then; I saw a man get over the gate; I ran up to the gate and holloed to him to stop. I called to my dog, hold him; my dog was a little way behind; he did not come up instantly. I ran after Wicks holloing to him to stop, or I would shoot him; he was running; he turned round instantly and fired at me; I instantly fired at him. We were about the distance of thirty yards; he stopped till I came up to him; then, and turned round the butt end of the gun to me. I asked him who he was; he would not speak. I told him I had another charge, having a double barrelled gun; my dog came up and seized him by the smock frock. I turned the butt end of my gun at him, to avoid discharging it at him; we fought some time with the guns; the dog kept hold of him all the time; and when he spoke, he said, pray do not take my life away. I never stuck him afterwards; I took the gun out of his hands and put it in the hedge; the dog still holding him, I collared him and got the dog off. Lee came up, I told him to take hold of the man; the prisoner said to Lee, you are a d - nd tight fellow, ant you.

Q. When you saw Wicks turn round for the purposeof firing, were you near enough to see which way he pointed the gun - A. I did not know he had a gun at the time I saw him turn round and front me.

Q. Are you able to say whether Wicks knowed your voice - A. He knew me before, he had seen me often enough; he knew I was game keeper to Mr. How. I was in my shooting dress that night. This is the gun that Wicks had, it is cracked in the stock just by the lock; I thought it was broken by my fighting;. Wicks said it would kill at seventy yards it is longer in the barrel than most guns. I got the prisoner into Mr. How's out-house and searched him; I found powder and number one shot on him, and a knife.

Court. Young man you told us you did not know he had a gun in his hand, of course you could not see till he fired, were you sensible of any motion of any wind at the time the gun went off. - A. No; I thought I heard a shot in the hedge at the time when the gun went off, I could not take my oath of that.

Q. Was the dog up to you when the prisoner let his gun off. - A. No; the dog was between the gate and me, he had not passed me.

GEORGE LEE . I am gardener to Mr. How.

Q. Where you out with the last witness on the 18th of November. - A. Yes; about twelve we proceeded along the edge; I heard the report of two guns, I immediately went towards the place from whence the report came; I saw Johnston and the prisoner, they were about five or six yards apart when I went up to the prisoner, Johnston told me to lay hold of him, I laid hold of his collar; he said, you are a d - nd tight fellow, Johnston had Wicks's gun in his hand, the dog was standing by Wicks, holding Wicks's knee of his breeches.

THOMAS EVANS . Q. I believe you are the son of Mr. Evans, a farmer, living near Hanworth. - A. Yes. - Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. Yes; he worked for us, he is a day labouring man.

Q. Did you see the prisoner in July last. - A. I saw him in July, the time of our hay harvest, we was having a merry making, and Johnston was among them, Wicks and Johnston were talking about shooting, Wicks was boasting of shooting with Johnston for a guinea. I said to Wicks, mind what you are about or else Johnston will catch you.

Q. Did Johnston hear this. - A. No; Johnston was a little way behind, I was thinking that if Wicks went out a poaching, Johnston would catch him, he said, if I was in an hedge and I thought he saw me, I would be d - nd if I would not blow his brains out. I said to Johnston, when he and I went round the ground, mind what you are after, Wicks says he will blow your brains out.

Prisoner's Defence. When he first saw me at the gate they were both together. I did not know who they were, I tried to make my escape, to run away if I could, he holloed, hoy, stop, if you do not stop I will shoot you, I went to turn round to stop, my gun went off, I could not help it, I had been trying to shoot a rabbit; he set the dog on me, I held my gun up that he might not beat my brains out; the dog pulled me down. I got up, and the dog got me down again: he beat me so, I have no use of my arms, and one of my fingers is beaten all to pieces.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

4. MARY CONNER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 10th of November , two quires of paper value 1 s. 6 d. the property of Bening Arnold .

BENING ARNOLD. I am a paper-maker : I live in Kingsland-road. On the 10th of November last, in consequence of suspicion, I, accompanied with Mr. Armstrong, sent for the prisoner into the house. We charged her with having robbed me of paper; I had missed a quire in the forenoon; she denied it; the officer and myself, together with the prisoner, then went to her apartment, and between the bed-clothes found two quires of this paper: it was of the same sort that I had been telling out and making up in the forenoon: I missed only one quire.

Q. What was the quire worth. - A. Nine pence. The prisoner was taken to the office: she there said she hoped I would be favourable to her, as it was the first time.

SARAH CLARK . I live with my father: he works for Mr. Arnold. I saw the prisoner in Mr. Arnold's mill: she looked about her, and then took a quire of paper off the bundle of paper where my master was telling it out: she put it before her, and went out with it. I went home, and told my aunt.

Q. to Mr. Arnold. From whom did you receive any information of this. - A. From the reputed grandmother of this child: the prisoner and all of them were in my employ.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . On Friday the 10th of November, I went to Mr. Arnold's house. I then went into the workshop, and brought the prisoner out, and told her the charge: she said she was innocent, and knew nothing about it. I then said,

'Mrs. Connor, I will go and search your room.' I went with Mr. Arnold and the prisoner: she unlocked the door, and in the bed-clothes I found these two quires. I believe she said before the magistrate it was her first offence, and hoped Mr. Arnold would forgive her.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I took a little bit of paper to line my box; I did not think it would do me any harm; I never did such a thing in my life.

GUILTY , aged 42.

Confined in Newgate one month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

5. JOHN GILL was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 5th of November , eighty pound weight of lead, value 20 s. the property of Pamment Emmins , affixed to a house of his .

PAMMENT EMMINS. I am a bricklayer in Hackney Road. I have been building some new houses at Brunswick Terrace : three are finished and leaded. On the 5th of November, I went to the houses, to give them some air. When I got to the top story, I perceived the wet come through the ceiling: I went upon the roof, and found the lead was missing from the gutters of all the three houses, except a small piece that hung over to blind my sight: by seeing that, I should haveconcluded the lead was all safe; the piece that was left was about three feet long at the end. I went into one of the kitchens of the unfinished houses, and saw some lead standing up by the kitchen wall, concealed; some boards were placed round it. I went to Mr. Armstrong and the other officers to come and watch with me. About half seven I saw a man come on the terrace: he jumped from there into the house where I saw the lead. In two or three minutes he returned with something under his arm like a bundle: he went off with the bundle. Mr. Armstrong went into the houses, and said one of the pieces of lead were gone. In about a quarter of an hour, the same man returned again: I am certain it was the same man by his walk and by his coat: I saw him jump down the same place again; the officers had placed themselves in the kitchen during the time he was gone; I took a lanthorn, and went into the empty house, and saw the prisoner in the custody of the officers: he had moved the lead three feet from where I had seen it on the same day; I am sure he is the man that was taken. I am quite clear of it. I was looking out of the one pair of stairs window when he first came; the lamp gave a light to the terrace.

Q. When you went in the kitchen, the prisoner had none of the lead about him then. - A. No, the prisoner was secured, and taken before a magistrate: on comparing the lead in the kitchen with that upon the house, they were the same in breadth and thickness; it made a complete join: I make no doubt but that it was the lead that came off my houses.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . On the night of the 5th of November, Mr. Emmins applied to me: I went with Bishop and my son to some new houses of his in Hackkney Road. I had a candle and lanthorn, and saw the lead behind the boards in the kitchen: there were two pieces; one a very large roll, and the other a small one: the timber was put over them as before; then I and Bishop went to the adjoining house: after I had been there some time, I had occasion to go through that very house where the lead was, I found one piece gone from the kitchen: then Bishop placed himself in the front kitchen, and I placed myself to command a view of the kitchen where the lead was left: in about twenty minutes I heard something; I looked and let it come into the second kitchen, where the lead was. I saw the figure of a man; I seized him, and never let him go, which was the prisoner at the bar. Bishop instantly came to me and the prosecutor; I sent him for a candle and lanthorn; I never quitted the prisoner till he got a candle and landthorn, and then the prosecutor measured the wall where the lead lodged against, from where it laid flat on the ground.

Q. What distance was that. - A. Two or three feet: he took particular notice; I requested him, he being a builder.

Q. When you last left it, and put the timber before it, it stood against the wall - A. Yes, and when I took the prisoner, it laid flat on the ground. I found this basket and a bit of a blanket at the side of the foredoor, which was not there when we went in the first time. This large piece of lead I locked up in the cupboard on the Monday; it was compared with the piece that the prosecutor produced; it matched.

Prosecutor. That is the piece I took off the house.

DANIEL BISHOP. I was present with Armstrong; I was placed in the front kitchen, and Armstrong in the back. The prisoner passed me about three yards: when I came up to him, Armstrong had hold of him.

Q. Did you notice the different situation of the lead when you left it to where it was when you apprehended the prisoner. - A. Yes; Armstrong has given a right account of it; I saw the two pieces of lead fitted; they corresponded.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I was with my father that night: his account and Bishop's is a correct account.

Prisoner's Defence. If my prosecutor will swear that I am the person that went over the terrace with a bundle, then I must answer for it. I was coming by the premises: necessity drove me into the premises to ease myself. I am totally innocent of any thing of the kind.

Prosecutor. He had a very quick walk, and the same coat he has now: the lamps upon the terrace gave a light; I am certain he is the man.

Prisoner. I sold my coat to John Lawrence in prison, and bought this coat in prison. You see my prosecutor will swear any thing.

GUILTY , aged 26.

Transported for seven years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

6. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 26th of October , in the dwelling-house of Thomas Welch , Esq. a purse value 10 d. a guinea, two half guineas, two seven-shilling pieces, six shillings, a bank note, value 2 l. and a bank note, value 1 l. the property of Thomas Keeling .

THOMAS KEELING . I am butler to Thomas Welch , Esq.

Q. Is his house situated in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square . - A. Yes, that is his dwelling-house.

Q. Did the prisoner live with Mr. Welch in the capacity of a footman . - A. Yes, on the night of the jubilee we had some company: the prisoner slept with me that night; we went to bed about four o'clock.

Q. Before you went to bed, do you know what money you had in your pocket. - A. Yes, perfectly well; I knew all was in my purse: on Tuesday night I had reckoned what money I had in my purse, and I had not any occasion to take any money out of my purse. On Wednesday night, between 10 and 11 o'clock at night, and when I went to bed, I felt my purse: in the morning we both got up at six o'clock; he went down before me; he left the family at eight o'clock; he had no leave of me, nor the colonel was not up. I missed my purse at nine o'clock.

Q. In consequence of any information that you received, did Butler give you the notes. - A. Yes, he gave me two notes: these are the notes; they have been in my possession ever since.

Q. Do you know either of these notes to be yours. - A. Yes; the one pound note, I recollect the number, it was 13428, Dr. Dick gave me that note on the evening of the 24th. I kept that note for the purpose of laying it out in the lottery; that made me remember the number. I accused the prisoner on the morning of the 26th of robbing me of my purse, and the two notes which I had received from Lady Mulgrave's footman: Colonel Welch asked him who gave him them notes, the prisoner said his wife.

WILLIAM BUTLER . I am footman to Lady Mulgrave on the 26th of October, about one at noon, the prisoner came to our house, he was very much intoxicated, he threw his money about in a careless manner.

Q. What money was it he was throwing about. - A. A two pound note and a one pound note; seeing that was all the money he produced, I asked him to lend me it, which he gave me. I did it with intention of taking care of it for him.

Court. You thought he would have lost it. - Yes.

MR. ARABIN. Q. Did you afterwards give these two notes to the last witness - A. I gave the same notes which I received of Jones to Keeling, the last witness.

The one pound note produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I was very much intoxicated with liquor; how the notes came in my pocket, I do not know.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY, aged 23.

Of stealing the one pound note only .

Transported for seven years .

First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice Grose.

7. JAMES HALE and CAROLINE GLAZIER were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Smith , about the hour of eleven at night on the 1st of October , and stealing therein 28120 yards of ribbon, value 728 l., and 65 lb. of silk, value 172 l. his property .

The case was stated by Mr. Gurney.

JOHN SMITH . I have a warehouse in Gutter-lane . I have the upper part of the house: I am a ribbon manufacturer , the ground floor is not mine; I have all but the bottom; I have a door to go up to the upper part. My man always sleeps in the warehouse.

Q. On the 1st of October last were you in town. - A. No; I was not, I had left my premises in the care of John Hanstey , my foreman. I came to town on the 4th when I found I had lost all the property.

JOHN HANSTEY . Q. Are you servant to Mr. Smith. - A. I was.

Q. On the morning of Sunday the 1st of October did you go out. - A. I went out about one o'clock: I returned about half past ten in the evening. I pushed the door and saw it was fast, when I left it, it was double locked. I went over the way to a house where I was to meet a young man that was to sleep with me. I returned a little after eleven o'clock: I unlocked the door; I went into the middle warehouse, I found two bags that I had not left there in the morning; I was very much alarmed, there were five drawers of ribbon that had been nearly full, they were nearly empty, and I missed sixty-five pound of silk; some raw silk, and some was dyed purple. I called the young man, he and I searched the house.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . On Sunday the 14th of October I went to No. 4, Sandey's Row, Petticoat Lane; in company with Bishop, Vickrey, my son, and Mr. Folkard. When the door was open the prisoner, Mrs. Glazier appeared, she goes by the name of Birkett. I asked her if her name was Birkett, she said yes.

Mr. Knapp. You went to search the house of Edmund Birkett . - A Yes; I saw in the corner of the room this box, it was locked, tied with cord, and sealed. I asked the woman prisoner what was in that box, she said she did not know; I opened it, it contained these ribbons, the box was sealed with the initials E. B. the seal with the initials was found by the other officers. I sent for Mr. Smith, his son came. I asked the woman, finding the box contained the goods, how the goods came there; she said they were were brought there by a man who came to take the house, she said she did not know his name, nor where he lived; but he was to call for it.

JOHN VICKREY . I accompanied Armstrong in the search, he was talking of a watch was found at the head of the bed, the initials to the seal is E. B. we found a tool that we call a center bit. I searched her person; I found three five pound notes.

Mr. Knapp. You went to this house for the husband, Edmund Birkett . - A. Certainly; I did not know but that she was the wife of Birkett till she was at the office.

DANIEL BISHOP . I was with the other officers. In the one pair of stairs I found a piece of black sarsnett ribbon, a pair of saddle bags and some patterns of ribbons.

Prosecutor. The magistrate asked her how she came by this black ribbon; she said she bought it some time ago for her own use, and she had cut it two or three times. I measured it, I found it was eighteen yards, just the measure we have at Coventry; it did not appear to me to have been cut. It was such a ribbon as I lost.

JOHN ASTLIN . Q. Are you a ribbon dresser - A. I work at the business of ribbon dressing.

Q. Do you know Mrs. Hale the wife of the prisoner Hale - A. Yes; on the 19th of October, Mrs. Hale brought me seven pieces of ribbons to be dressed; I sent information to Mr. Smith. We have dressed goods for Hale near a twelvemonth.

THOMAS SAPWELL . On the 19th of October I searched the house of Hale, in Angel alley, Bishopsgate-street, I found a great quantity of ribbons in his house, twenty-four pieces; Hale said he bought them of a man from Coventry, he could not tell his name.

The property produced and identified.

MR. HAMILTON. Q. Do you live in the lower floor and Mr. Smith in the upper part of this house - A. Yes, on Sunday evening the first of October, I came home between seven and eight; I saw a coach about four doors off. I tried our door it was fast; Mr. Smith's door of the warehouse was open. Upon my trying the lock of our door, the coach drove off.

Hales Defence. What I am here for I am innocent of. The silk that Mr. Smith has owned, had been in my house a twelvemonth: there are two or three different sorts of silk in it.

Graziers' Defence. I protest that I am not guilty, in any other sense than I was not a legal wife. Though I was not a married wife of Edmund Birkett , I kept his house and exercised no authority of my own. I said when the officers came, that my name was Mrs. Birkett. Mr. Birkett always told me he was in the coal trade, his cards expressed such. I yielded up my person to a man, to whom I was not sufficiently acquainted with his transactions. I have committed an error, which all my life I shall be sorry for. I am free from the imputation of burglary, and every other sort of offence; and I hope you, gentlemen of the jury, will say so by your verdict.

Hale called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.

Grazier called four witnesses, who gave her a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

8. CAROLINE GRAZIER was indicted for burglariously breaking the dwelling house of William Folkard , about the hour of twelve at night, on the 8th of October , and stealing therein forty-four watches, value 150 l. fourteen chains, value 30 l. thirty seals, value 20 l. thirty keys, value 5 l. four corkscrews, value 18 s. a tobacco stopper, value 2 s. a necklace, value 30 s. a pair of bracelets, value 10 s. a coral, value 1 l. and six pair of bracelets, value 5 s. his property.

There being no evidence the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

9. JOHN SILVESTER and JAMES CROOK were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 9th of November , a watch, value 3 l. a piece of ribbon, value 1 d. a seal, value 4 d. and a key, value 1 d. the property of Charles Life , from his person.

CHARLES LIFE . I am a waiter at the Windmill Inn, St. John Street, Smithfield. On the 9th of November last, at ten o'clock in the evening, I asked to go out to receive a letter which had been sent to Mrs. Lambert in Holiday-yard. About ten minutes after twelve I returned to the Windmill, the gates were locked; I had not lived there long, I did not like to ring. I went to the Golden Lion and asked for a lodging, the landlord said he could not let me lodge there. I saw these two prisoners in the house, and when I came out towards the door, James Crook collared me, when he came up to me, he eyed me all round; he watched his opportunity, drawed the watch out of my pocket and ran off with it as fast as he could. I ran after him, crying out, stop thief; he was soon apprehended.

Q. What did the other man do. - A. He did not do any thing at the time, the watch was found on him afterwards.

Q. When James Crook came out and eyed you all round, where was the other prisoner. - A. He was in the house, he did not come out when I came out and Crook came out, he came out afterwards.

Q. Did you see him before the other was apprehended. - A. No, I am sure he is the same man.

JOHN VICKREY . I am an officer, I was returning from Bow-street, turning up Cow-lane, I heard the cry of stop thief. I saw Silvester walking fast towards Snow-hill with a woman, and just as I came up to him, I heard somebody say, above I have found found the case. I directly laid hold of him by the arm. I said, there is a cry of stop thief, I must take you back to see what you have got, I perceived him put his right hand to his right hand jacket pocket. I immediately put my left hand into his right hand pocket, I took hold of a watch string, with a key and seal to it; he endeavoured to drop the watch, but I prevented him and took it from him. I took him back to where the watchman was, the prosecutor pointed him out, and said, this is the man that was with the other man. I took him to St. Sepulchre's watchhouse; I there asked the boy if he knew the name and number of the watch, he mentioned the name and number, I found it to correspond. I saw the case, and put the watch into it, and found it fitted. It had no case when I took it from Silvester; in taking him to the watchhouse, he said he found it. I know nothing of Crook only seeing him in the watch-house.

JOSEPH WELLS . I was constable of the night, at twelve o'clock, the two prisoners were brought in the watchhouse. Mr. Vickrey produced the watch to me, and the watchman at the Golden Lion door brought the case; he said it was picked up at the Golden Lion door.

JOHN WOOD . I am a patrol, on the 9th of November I was on duty about half past twelve at night I went to visit the watchman in Cow-Lane; I heard the cry of stop thief, the alarm seemed to come from the corner of Smithfield, by the Golden Lion; I observed Crook running: I laid hold of him, and asked him what he was running for, he said there was nothing amiss. I told him I would detain him until I knew what was the reason of his running, in about two minutes a boy came, and said he had taken a watch from him; I took him to the watchhouse; I saw the other prisoner at the watchhouse.

The property produced and identified.

Crook's Defence. I am innocent of the charge.

Silvester's Defence. I went into the Golden Lion to have a glass of liquor, coming out I slipped the toe of my shoe upon the seal of the watch; I stooped down and picked it up; I found it was a watch without a case. A woman accosted me going along, and while I was talking to her, the officer came and laid hold of me. I never offered to drop the watch out of my hands.

Crook called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.

SILVESTER GUILTY , aged 20.

CROOK GUILTY , aged 20.

Confined one months in Newgate , and fined one shilling .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

10. WALTER PRICE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 2d of October ten matts, value 18 s. the property of Jacob George Wrench .

The case was stated by Mr. Knapp.

- PETERS. Q. You are a servant to Mr. Wrench in Thames-street . - A. Yes. The prisoner was a weekly servant to my master. On the 2d of October, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner come into the warehouse: he took a bundle of ten matts, and went out, he was gone about ten minutes, and then he returned without the matts. I told the foreman.

Q. When did the prisoner leave your master's service. - A. On the 3d of October in the morning, as soon as he was tried to be apprehended, he went off before my master knew of it. He was apprehended about six weeks afterwards.

Q. What were the value of the matts. - A. Eighteen shillings.

Court. Are the matts here.

Mr. Knapp. No, they have never been recovered.

JACOB GEORGE WRENCH . Q. This matting was your property. - A. Yes. The prisoner absconded without my leave, immediately after he was apprehended, I saw him, he said he went into the warehouse with the matts.

Q. to Peters. Did you see him go out with the matts. - A. Yes; I am sure he did not go into the warehouse with them. I saw him go away.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence, nor called any witnesses to character.

GUILTY , aged 28.

Transported for seven years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

11. SIMON SAVAGE was indicted, for that on the 10th of July, in the 45th year of his Majesty's reign, did marry and take to wife, one Elizabeth Newsom , and that he afterwards, on the 23d of April last, did marry one Hannah Hunt , his former wife being then alive .

To this indictment the prisoner pleaded

GUILTY .

Confined six months in the House of Correction , and fined One shilling .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

12 JOHN GOODWIN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 30th of October , an ash plank, value 30 s. the property of Thomas Daniel Widders .

The case was stated by Mr. Knapp.

THOMAS DANIEL WIDDERS . I live at Twickenham; I am a coachmaker and wheelwright . The prisoner lived in Isleworth parish. On Monday the 30th of October, I missed a plank, I saw it concealed in a ditch. I watched on Monday night, he did not come then. On the Tuesday I concealed myself; I saw the prisoner come from the ditch with the plank on his shoulder; it was then about half past nine o'clock; he came up to me and said holloa. I never answered him; I walked towards Twickenham; he threw the plank off his shoulder, and followed me. The prisoner said who are you; he came and looked in my face. I turned round and would not let him see my face, because he would know me. He said d - mn your eyes I will see who you are; he followed me towards Mr. Gosling's. Then I set off upon a run. I was going to jump over a wall; he then holloed out, stop him, here is a man going to jump over the wall. I concealed myself; it was very foggy. He missed me and went towards Mr. Goslings, then he turned back, and went towards where the plank was. I took off my great coat; I went round by the water side, and met him again by the stile, about an hundred yards from where he had got the plank; I jumped over the stile and let him pass with the same plank on his shoulder. I pulled off my shoes and followed him; he went home, plank and all; I saw him house himself and the plank. On the next day I got a warrant, and went to his house with a constable; we searched the house, we could not find any thing but a small piece; we received information that there was a trap door; we went in again and took up a piece of sacking before the fire, and found half the plank there. There were some more pieces that he had cut from the same plank; he was building a cart.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not at home at the same time.

GUILTY , aged 36.

Transported for seven years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

13. JANE RYLEY was indicted, for feloniously stealing on the 21st of November , twenty eight yards of calimanco, value 17 s. the property of Thomas Powis , privately in his shop .

THOMAS POWIS . My shop is in Tothill Street, St. Margaret's, Westminster ; I am a linen draper . On the 21st of November, about five o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into my shop to look at some stockings; I shewed her some; she said she had not money enough for them, she would go and ask her husband for more money. She came back again, and asked to see some prints. I shewed her some but they would not suit her. After she was gone, I missed a piece of callimanco. I had nobody but myself in the shop at the time; I could not follow her.

Q. Am I to understand you that during the time she was there, there was no other person in the shop but you. - A. There was no other person in the shop but me at that time. She came again on the Thursday, to look at some muslin's for her husbands handkerchiefs; I shewed her eleven pieces, the prices would not suit her. She asked to see some gloves; I shewed her some, she bought one pair; while I was looking for the gloves, she rolled a piece of muslin up in her bundle.

Q. Did you see her - A. No, I did not, when I had shewn her the gloves, I counted over the muslins, instead of being eleven pieces there was only ten, I missed one; she kept the pair of gloves and paid for them. She went away, delivering the muslin to me before she went; I followed part of the way home. She hid herself in some stable in Bankside. Soon after, she started; I followed her to the constable's house, and gave charge of her to the constable. He went with me to search her lodgings, where we found three duplicates of some stuff that was pawned on the 22d of last month. I went with the constable afterwards, to see the stuff and the calimanco at the pawnbrokers; it was exactly the colour and pattern of that which I lost.

JAMES COURTNEY . I am shopman to Mr. Wright a pawnbroker. On the 22d of November, the prisoner pawned one piece in the morning, and the other piece of calimanco in the evening; I lent her 3 s. 6 d. on one piece, and 2 s. 6 d. on the other. They are part of the same piece. I knew the prisoner perfectly well before; I did not suspect her. Her husband is a taylor, he lives in the neighbourhood. This is the calimanco.

Prosecutor. The pattern and colour is exactly such a one that I lost, and the quantity found amounts to the same that I lost.

Q. Will you venture to swear that is the same calimanco that you lost - A. I have not the least doubt whatever, that it is the same that I lost, there is no mark on it.

Q. Can you swear it is the same - A. Yes, it is the same. It was all in one length when stolen from me. I have looked it all over and there is the same quantity.

Q. What is it worth the whole twenty eight yards - A. Seventeen shillings.

WILLIAM GOODENOUGH . On the morning of the 23d of November, between eight and nine o'clock, Mr. Powis brought the prisoner to my door and gave her in charge to me, for stealing a piece of calimanco and other articles. The prisoner begged to be liberated; I told her I could not suffer felony to be compounded without going before a magistrate. She said she had three children at home; I went home with her to see about the children: Mr. Powis accompanied me to her house where she lived. I then asked her for her duplicates; she then refused giving me her duplicates, but she opened her drawer, and I was going to look in it, she took out a roll of paper, which she was going to throw in the fire; I catched her hand and took from her a duplicate of a piece of calimanco stuff, pledged at Mr. Wrights for 2 s. 6 d.she then replied you have got it all, and I hope Mr. Powis will be merciful to me on account of my children. I told her I must see further, among an hundred duplicates I found another duplicate of Mr. Wrights, a piece of stuff, 3 s. 6 d. the same date as the other; I looked further and found one on the 21st a piece of stuff.

Q. to Mr. Powis. I understood you only found two pieces, do they form the twenty eight yards - A.It was taken in one piece and cut into four.

Q. Was it all found at one pawnbrokers - A. No, at two pawnbrokers.

JAMES HARRIS. I am a pawnbroker.

Q. Did you ever see the prisoner at the bar come to your house - A. Frequently; on the 23d of November, she pledged a piece of calimanco for 3 s. 6 d. I think it was eight yards, she had 3 s. 6 d. on it, and 4 s. on the other piece, pledged on the 21st.

Prosecutor. I swear it is my property.

GOODENOUGH. The four pieces compleated twenty eight yards, it was measured in my presence.

MR. BARRY. Q. to Courtney. This unfortunate woman is a married woman - A. Yes, and got a large family.

Court. You know nothing of her former character I take it - No.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 27.

The prisoner was recommended to his Majesty's mercy, by the jury, on account of her family.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

14. CARL HOFHOLD was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 23d of November , a bank note value 100 l. the property of Grilleck Hanson , in the dwelling-house of Thomas Smith .

GRILLECK HANSON. I am a captain of a ship : I lodge at Mr. Smith's, No. 3, Wellclose-square .

Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar do you know him. A. Yes, he is a German or Dane: he is a doctor .

Q. About the 23d of November, last, did the prisoner attend you as a doctor or physician. - A. Yes, on the 23d of November: I lost a 100 l. bank of England note.

Q. Where did you get the bank note. - A. I got it from the bankers by the Exchange: I went to the bankers No. 62, near. the Exchange, and then I got the note.

Q. Do you know the name of the people who paid it you. - A. No.

Q. Where did you put this note in your lodging. - A.I put it in my pocket-book, and put it in the table drawer in my room; the drawer was not locked.

Q. Did Hoffhold come to you on the 23d of November. if I went out to the play on the 23d of November.

Q. What time did you go to the play. - A. It was past eight o'clock.

Q. Did Hoffhold call upon you the day before. - A. Yes, I left my pocket-book at home in the drawer when I went to the play.

Q. You had not seen Hoffhold, that day had you. - A. No.

Q. But he had attended you some days before had he. A. Yes.

Q. You do not know of his coming to your house of your own knowledge, do you. - A. No, I was not at home; the mistress of the house saw him come.

Q. What time did you come back from the play. - A. I came back before eleven o'clock at night.

Q. When you returned at eleven o'clock, had you occasion to look after your note. - A. No, I had not, I got my supper and went to bed: in the morning I got up, after eight o'clock I went to my drawer, the note was gone but the pocket-book lay where I left it. I opened the pocket book and the note was gone.

Q. Of course you told this to Mr. Smith. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you know what the number of the note was. - A. Yes, I got the number from the bankers; I did not know what the number of the note was when I left it.

Q. You say the prisoner attended you as a physician. - A. Yes; he had been on board my ship many times.

Q. He was a sea surgeon, and that was the occasion of your employing him when you came on shore. - A. Yes.

Q. Your note was afterwards found. - A. Yes, I have not got it.

Q. You received this note at the bankers - A. Yes, in Threadneedle-street.

Q. What did you tell Mr. Smith, in the morning. - A. I told him to go along with me to the office: we did.

ELIZABETH SMITH . Q. You live at St. John's Wapping, do you. - A. Yes; my husband's name is Thomas Smith .

Q. You know the prosecutor Hanson. - A. Yes, he came to lodge with me about five weeks ago next Monday.

Q. On the 23d of November do you remember Hanson's going to the play. - A. Yes, I do.

Q. Do you know the prisoner by sight. - A. I do.

Q. We are told the prisoner is a medical man. - A. Yes, he had attended Captain Hanson for some days before.

Q. Do you recollect what time Mr. Hanson went out to the play. - A.Yes, I do, it was about ten minutes past eight.

Q. After he was gone do you remember the prisoner coming. - A. I do: the prisoner came very nigh ten o'clock, he enquired where Captain Hanson was; I said he was at the play: I delivered the message to him that Captain Hanson desired me, and then lit him into Captain Hanson 's room; his room was down stairs.

Q. How long did he stay in Captain Hanson's room. A. About ten minutes.

Q. What room were you in while he was in Captain Hanson's room. - A. I was down stairs in the kitchen.

Q. Was your husband at home. - A. He was not.

Q. What does the rest of your family consist of. - A. My mother-in-law, my sister-in-law, and a child of her's, they were down stairs in the kitchen with me.

Q. Was the room where Hoffhold was immediately above the kitchen. - A. Yes, it was over the kitchen.

Q. When Hoffhold was above stairs did you hear any noise of any kind. - A. I did: it appeared to me like a chair removed from the place and went back again: I went up stairs to the door, he came out of the room with the candle in his hand.

Q. Did you observe any thing particular about him. - - A. No, I did not: I went into the room afterwards, at first I did not perceive any thing particular.

Q. Now Mrs. Smith you saw nothing particular at first. A. No, I went into the room, he went with me again, and I asked him if he had prepared every thing ready; he said yes, he had; I asked him if he had any messuage to deliver to him, I would tell him; he said he thought he should not be able to come to-morrow, nor the next day, he might come the next day at night, but, he was not sure.

Q. During this time did you see any thing particular in him. - A. No, he was in a great hurry to go; he talkedall manner of words to me, but I paid no attention to him; I let him out.

Q. Did he give you the medicine for Mr. Hanson, when he came home. - A. He left the medicines in the room. It was a little after ten o'clock when he went away.

Q. Was there any body in the room after the prisoner at the bar. - A. Nobody after him: there was nobody in the room before, nor after, till the Captain came home. I did not go in again.

Q. Did you happen to know that Captain Hanson had got the note. A. He told me at tea, he thought he should leave his pocket-book with the 100 l. note at home.

Q. About what time did Captain Hanson come home. A. It was about eleven: he had his supper and went to bed; I served at his supper.

Q. What time did he rise the next morning. - A. Between eight and nine.

Q. Then I suppose he told you he had lost his note. - A. I went out with my husband: while we were out a child came from our house and told me of it.

Q. Then you came home immediately. - A. Yes, and Captain Hanson told us of his loss: my husband and Captain Hanson went up to the office.

Q. What is your husband's situation in life. - A. He is a watch-maker by trade.

Mr. Andrews. You said Captain Hanson said something of leaving his note behind him, when he went out. A. Yes, I was down in the kitchen: Captain Hanson's room is the parlour.

Q. Was Captain Hanson sober when he came home. A. Yes.

Q. How long before he went to the play had he talked to you about the 100 l. - A. About two or three minutes, and then went to the play.

Q. You had often seen the doctor before, had not you. - A. Yes.

Q. You say he talked a great many things to you. - A. Yes he did, he appeared to me like as if he was in liquor.

Q. How often had he been in the habit of attending Captain Hanson. A. About three weeks before; he used to come twice a day sometimes.

Court. You say that Hoffhold appeared in liquor. - - A. Yes.

Q. He did not drink any thing up stairs. - A. No; he went into the room to prepare the medicine; the room is on the ground floor, he sat there very quietly.

Q. When he came out of the room, did he appear to to you as though he did not know what he was about. - A. Yes, he was.

Q. Was he like a man that was stupid drunk. - A. Yes, he was all in confusion.

. Do you mean that he was agitated, did he appear to shake. - Yes he did.

Q. Was he very drunk or was he only flush with liquor. A. Oh! he was only flush with liquor.

THOMAS SMITH . We are told that you are a watchmaker. - A. Yes.

Q. You know the prisoner at the bar. - Yes.

Q. He attended Mr. Hanson as a doctor. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember his coming to your house on the 23d of November. - A. I cannot say the day of the month. I did not see him on the day of his taking the note; I was not at home that night.

JOHN SHARP . I am a watchmaker; No. 30, Fish Street Hill, London Bridge.

Q. Look at the prisoner, do you know him. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember the prisoner coming to your shop. Yes, Friday the 24th of November between twelve and one; he came to purchase a watch, he agreed to pay 5 l. for it, and tendered me a 100 l. bank note.

Q. Do you know its number. - A. No, but I can identify the note by my father writing his name on it.

Q. The prisoner wanted change for this note. - A. He wanted some gold; I gave him a check for the difference drawn on Newnham and Co. Mansion house Street. My father drew the check in my presence.

Q. Then you gave him the check for 95 l. and you took the 100 l. note. - A. Yes.

Q. What did you do with the note. - A. We took it to the Bank of England immediately the prisoner left the house; I received two fifty's for it. That is all I know of the transaction. The prisoner took away the watch.

Mr. Andrews. You say the prisoner came to you on the 24th of November. - A. Yes.

Q. You had never seen the prisoner before. - A. No, I had not.

Q. How came you to be so certain of his person. - A. Because I had some doubt of the note, he being a stranger. I took notice of him, and he is a foreigner. I am certain he is the man.

JOHN PARKER . I live at Pentonville. I am a clerk in the Bank. I bring the note from where they are deposited in the Bank.

Q. You keep the repository of these notes - A. Yes, exactly so. I have the Bank note, it is a paid note for 100 l. here is John Sharp , 30, Fish-street-hill upon it.

Q.(to Mr. Sharp.) Look at that note, and look at the endorsement - A. Here is the endorsement of John Sharp , 30, Fish-street-hill. It is my father's writing. I saw him put that endorsement to that note. The watermark is upside down, which is a circumstance we noticed. From that endorsement alone I can swear to the note.

JOHN GRIFFITHS . I am one of the police officers at Lambeth-street office. On the 24th of November captain Hanson called on me, he had been robbed. I went with him to the banking house of Prescott and Co-62 in Threadneedle-street. I went there to enquire for the number of the note; I got the number of the note.

Q. Is there any body here from Prescott and Co. - A. No, there is not, I traced the note to the Bank. On the Saturday, I apprehended the prisoner in St. Catharine's, where he seemed to keep medicine.

Mr. Andrews. You did not apprehend him till the Saturday, that was two days after the supposed robbery - A. Yes.

Q. Do you not know that Mrs. Smith had been him before that - A. No, I did not know that, I never heard of it. I took up the prisoner and brought him before the magistrate; Mr. Smith charged him upon suspicion of committing this robbery in his house; he was committed for re-examination, he was put in the lock-up-room. I do not know what conversation passed between him and Mr. Smith.

Q. The note is supposed to have been lost on the 23d. - A. Yes.

Q. It was on the morning of the 25th that the prisoner was apprehended - A. Yes.

Q. Did you go by captain Hanson's desire to the prisoner - A. No, I did not, my own inclination led me, when he was locked up; it was after this first examination; I conversed with him outside of the door.

Q. Did you lead him into the conversation of this note by promising him, that if he would confess that Captain Hanson would not prosecute him. - A. Yes, I did.

Q. Do not you know that before this conversation, Griffiths, the officer, had searched him, and nothing could be found upon him. - Yes.

Q. Then having been searched, and nothing found, you went and promised him, that if he would confess, Captain Hanson would not prosecute him. - A. Yes.

COURT. Did Mr. Hanson give you any authority so to do. - A.No, he did not.

JOHN HILLINGFORD . I am servant to Mr. Morris, a pawnbroker in the Minories. I believe the prisoner to be the man whom I took this watch of on the 24th of November: I think when he pledged the watch with me, he had a great coat on; I believe him to be the man; he resembles the man.

Q. Had you any conversation with him on pledging the watch. - A. Very little; no more than what was in my business.

Q. From the conversation that you had with the person who pledged the watch, do you know whether he was an Englishman or a foreigner. - A. I am sure the person that pledged the watch is a foreigner.

Q. And he pledged the watch that you have in your hand. - A. Yes.

Mr. Andrews. - You had never seen the prisoner before had you. - A. No, not to my knowledge.

COURT. - Q. To Mr. Sharp. Look at that watch. - A. This is the same watch that I sold; there are figures of my own upon it, No. 8m&7, on the edge of the case; it is a peculiar watch, and I believe only made by ourselves

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, and called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 40.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

15. MARY SULLIVAN and ANN FITZHENRY were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 13th of November , from the person of Samuel Barnett , a bank-note, value 10 l. his property.

SAMUEL BARNETT . I am a publican , on the 15th of November I was going down Drury-lane, these women catched hold of me, and persuaded me to go home with them, they forced me to go into their room, they made me go up stairs.

Q. Do you mean they persuaded you to go up stairs. - A. Yes.

Q. What do you talk about making you? you do not mean to say they forced you by manual force and violence. - A. No; as soon as I got up stairs, they asked me if I would treat them; I was going to treat them; I could not get the money out soon before that lady put her hand into my bosom, and robbed me of a handkerchief-pin, a handkerchief, and some silver: they called out to Mr. M'Carty, a publican, to bring up three half quarterns of rum, and change for a pound note. When M'Carty came up, he said here is the change for the pound note. I immediately refused to give the pound note: I was going down stairs; they snatched my hat off; and away I went down with the landlord to his own house without a hat. When I came into M'Carty's house, I set myself in the bar: I called for six pennyworth of rum and water: the prisoners came in, and gave me the hat. I then said to the prisoners, you have robbed me of a handkerchief-pin: if you will give it back again, I will spend five shillings; the handkerchief-pin was worth 2 l. or 3 l. I pulled out a handful of bank-notes, to the amount of 80 l. or 90 l.

Q. Do you walk about with that money in your pocket. - A. I was going to pay my distiller: when I took this money out of my pocket, a 10 l. note was the first of the bundle. I was going to give it to the landlord to treat them, to get my pin back again. One of the prisoners snatched it clean out of my hand, and gave it to the other: the landlord told Sullivan to give me the note back again: she abused me in all languages.

Q. What do you mean by all languages. - A. Bad language.

Q. Were you sober. - A. I was perfectly sober. The landlord sent for the watchman, and one of them got away. Some man knocked me in the mud; I lost my hat: Sullivan was taken to the watch-house, and searched; nothing was found on her. Fitzhenry was brought in afterwards, and searched the note was never found.

Mr. Reynolds. - You are a publican: where do you live. - A. In Long-alley, Moorfields; I am a married man; I have five children.

Q. What time in the evening. - A. I believe it was between seven and eight in the evening; I know it was on the 13th; I put it down when I went home in the evening; I know I was robbed.

Q. Where did you put it down. - A. I put it down in my head to keep it.

Q. You did not put down the day of the week; did you, is that so. - A. I know it was on the 13th. I cannot say any thing what day of the week it was.

Q. How long have you been in the public line. - A. A. About fourteen months.

Q. What had you been before - A. I do not know what I had been before; I came here for justice.

Q. You will not give me any other account. - A. No.

Court. This gentleman is trying you, to know whether what you say is true, therefore answer, or else the jury will say, very likely, you deserve no credit.

Mr. Reynolds. Inform these gentlemen what you were, before these fourteen months. - A. A dealer in cloaths. I have been in Holland, I bought old cloaths and took them there to sell them. It is now about four years ago since I returned from Holland, and since then, I bought old silver, clothes, or any thing of that kind.

Q. Upon your solemn oath, were you never in a court of justice before this day - A. I came here to have justice for what I lost.

Court. I will have an answer, or else I will commit you, that is my plain method - A. I have been here before for no harm, the same as another person.

Q. What are you - A. I am a jew.

WILLIAM M'CARTY. Q. What are you. - A. I am a publican. On a Monday night, Mary Sullivan called me out of her room, and told me to bring three half quarterns of rum; I did. She told me to give change for a pound note; Mr. Barnett refused giving the pound note, I took up the change, and was coming out of the room, and Barnett walked down before me. On the stairs Fitzhenry put her hand over my shoulder and took off his hat. I said it is better to lose your hat than your money. He came to my house and sat inside my bar, and called for sixpenny worth of brandy and water; I made it him; we both drank it. When both the prisoners came in with the hat, they handed it to him. He told me he was robbed of a handkerchief pin, and a silk handkerchief. He offered to spend five shillings to get the handkerchief back again; he took out a handful of notes, out of them he took a ten pound note and held it open in his hand; here landlord, he said, let them have five shillings-worth out of this.

Q. Was he perfectly sober - A. Yes, Sullivan put her hand over my shoulder and snatched it out of his hands; he cried out, landlord I have lost my ten pound note. I see you have, said I, and I will try and get it for you. Accordingly, I pushed in to get hold of her hand, I saw the note in her hand.

Q. Had you ever the note in your hand - A. No, Sir.

Q, How near were you to the bank note. - A. I was quite close to it.

Q. I want to know how you came to see it was a ten pound note - A. The light was on the table, he held it out in his hand, I was quite close to it. When I tried to catch Sullivan's hand, she put her hand round to Fitzhenry, both their hands met; I saw the note between their hands; I saw their hands part; and I then saw Sullivan's hand without the note. I said it is of no use, I cannot get the note from them. I shut the door and sent for the watchman, and gave them in charge.

Q. Did you relate to the watchman what had passed - A. No, Barnett told him what about. They went down the street, and I went a short passage to the watchhouse.

Mr. Reynolds. What is the name of the public house you keep - A. The White Hart.

Q. Do you know these women - A. Yes, I was called up into their room.

Q. When you got up there, Barnett made a complaint to you, that they had stole his handkerchief pin - A. Not immediately, he did not; he did not say a word about it in their lodging, he did mention it when I was going to leave the room.

Q. How came it when the hat was taken off his head, that you, and he, did not return and take it from them - A. Why, what was I to trouble my head about another man's affairs.

Court. What did you go over for - A. To serve the liquor. I thought it better for him to come away without his hat, than lose his money.

Q. Had you seen any of his money then - A. I had seen a lot of notes in his hand.

Q. Then before he came to your house he pulled out his money - A. Yes.

Q. Were you in court when Barnett was examined - A. Yes.

Q. Did not you observe, that he did not say that he pulled out the notes in their room - A. I did not observe that in particular.

Mr. Reynolds. I think you told my lord just now, that he was perfectly sober - A.No, I was not asked the question.

Q. Yes, you were, and you distinctly answered the question, that he was quite sober - A. He said, himself, that he was not quite sober, here now.

Court. He said he was quite sober, I asked particular, I did not think his behaviour was that of a sober man.

Mr. Reynolds. Pray what time of night was it - A. It was between ten and eleven when I went to the watch-house. It was near ten when they came to my house.

The prisoners were not put on their defence.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

16. ANN MELTON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 8th of November , in the dwelling house of John Doyle, a box, value 2 s. 12 l. 6 s. 11 d. in monies numbered; a bank note, value 2 l. and a bank note, value 1 l. the property of George Douglas and John Owen .

SECOND COUNT for like offence, stating the property to belong to John Doyle .

JOHN DOYLE . I am a publican , I live in St. Martin's-lane, Charing Cross , the prisoner was my servant .

Q. On the 8th of November you had the care of a box, had not you - A. Yes, I had, it belonged to a society of taylors that used the house.

Q. It contained the contributions of the society - I believe so, I know nothing of the contents of the box at all, it was left in my care.

Q. Who kept the keys of it - A. The stewards: there were three locks and keys.

Q. Who were the stewards - A. Douglas was one, the name of the other I do not know. I had the charge of the box during the time of their sitting, it was in the club room, and sometimes I took it in my sleeping-room. On the 8th of November it was in the club room.

Q. I suppose the club room was not locked, was it - A. No.

Q. What time of the day did you see the box last - A. About one at night. They were obliged to make their monthly payments. The stewards did not leave the room till one at night.

Q. You saw it after the club had left your house, did you - A. I did, they called me up in the room.

Q. When did you miss the box - A. The same morning about seven o'clock, my wife missed the box and the servant; she apprized me of it; I came down stairs and found the box missing, and the prisoner at the bar also.

Q. How long had she lived with you - A. About ten or eleven days.

Q. You do not know what time she left your house - A. I cannot say, she went into the room about one o'clock; I saw her after the club was gone.

Q. When did you see the box and the girl again - A. On Friday last about nine o'clock in the evening, there was a person, that knew that she committed this robbery, saw her in Rose street, Long-acre, at a door way, sitting there; he came and informed me, I went to Rose-street and saw her, she was sitting in a door way much intoxicated. I said, is this you Ann; she said, yes master. I gave her in charge to a watchman, and took her to the watchhouse; when she was in the watchhouse, she told me that the box was at a shoe-blacks place, in a court in Shire-lane; I went there, and one of the officers of Bow-street went with me, and found the box according to her direction; the box was forced open, there were the books in number, but the cash was gone.

Prisoner. There was no such thing in it, as he said; I took this box, I do not deny; he told me if I would tell where the box was, he would forgive me. The cash in it was of little consequence.

Prosecutor. I said the loss of the books to the society was the most consequence; I did not say I would forgive her.

GEORGE DOUGLAS . Q. You are one of this society. - A. Yes, I took the office of steward upon me that night only.

Q. How long was it to continue - A. One month.

Q. Who was the other steward appointed that night - A. John Howie .

Q. to Shelton. What name is it in the indictment - A. It is Owen in the indictment.

Q. to Douglas. You had a meeting of your society that night - Yes.

Q. At what time of night did you settle the affairs of the club - A. It was near one o'clock.

Q. Then I suppose you put your books, papers, and cash in the box, did you - A. Yes.

Q. Do you happen to recollect how much cash there was there - A. There was fifteen pound, six shillings, and eleven pence.

Q. I suppose it is part of your duty, as steward, to take account of the cash - A. Yes, I saw it counted by the other steward, and took it from him, and put it in a till at the corner of the box.

Q. Did you lock it afterwards - A. Yes, I kept one key, the other steward the other, and the landlord kept the third.

Q. to Doyle. Had you one of the three keys - A. The key was generally tied to the handle

Q. Did you see the key tied to the handle of the box, when they were gone - A. Yes, I had not possession of the key.

Q. to Douglas. Now tell me what the fifteen pounds six shillings and eleven pence, consisted of - A.There was a two pound bank note, a one pound bank note, three guineas in gold, some half guineas, I am not positive what number, and some silver: I am not positive whether there was any seven shilling pieces.

JONATHAN THOMAS. I am a carpenter.

Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. By sight I do; I came one morning to my work, on Wednesday morning, the 8th of November.

Q.to Doyle. What night was it the club left your house. - A. On Tuesday night.

Q. When you spoke of one o'clock in the morning you mean the Wednesday morning. - A. I do. They met on the 7th.

THOMAS. On the Wednesday morning between six and seven o'clock I met her, she came towards me in Russell-Court, Covent Garden; she passed me, I went from there to the shop, and there they told me that Mr. Doyle's servant had taken the club box away.

Q. Had the prisoner any thing when you saw her. - Yes, this very box.

Q. Was it dark or quite light. - A. It was rather dark, it was not quite light.

Q. Did you see where she went with the box. - A. No, she was facing of Drury Lane. This is the box so near as I can say, that she had, by the size of it.

GEORGE DONALDSON . I am constable of St. Martin's in the Fields. I went along with Mr. Doyle, and found this box last Friday about nine o'clock. On going back to the watchhouse. I searched the prisoner; I found they had not searched her, and in her bonnet, I found this parchment, a certificate of her marriage; I found a two pound note and a guinea in it, she did not like me to take her bonnet off, and when I came to her bosom she was rather refractory again. I found a rag in her bosom, in that rag was a seven shilling piece, seven or eight shillings in silver, and in her right hand I found some half-pence, and three shillings in silver. The silver and gold I gave up by order of the magistrate. The note I have kept; this is the note.

Q. to Douglas. Look at that note. - A. I cannot identify the note.

ELIZABETH HARRINGTON . I live in Ship-yard, Clare-court, Shire-lane.

A. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes, I do not know when she brought the things to my house, I was in bed, she came on last Wednesday, it is a month ago.

Q. That is exactly the 8th of the month, what did she bring with her. - A. I did not see it till after I got up, my little maid here saw it.

WILLIAM GOOSEY . I am clerk of this society, that was held at Mr. Doyle's. I know that is the box, and I know the contents of it; I saw the money deposited in it. The two pound bank note I cannot swear to, but I saw a piece of paper pasted at the back of it that corresponds with this two pound note.

Q. Douglass has said there was a two pound note, was it so. - A. Yes.

Q. Can you say that note by any particular mark was deposited in the box on the 8th of November. - A. No more than there was a piece of paper pasted at the back of it, and from that circumstance, I believe it to be the same note.

Prisoner's Defence. There was no such thing in the box as what they are speaking of, I never saw any money in the box. This master of mine, he said, and swore, that he would lose every hair on his head if he hurt me; and if I would tell him where the box was, he would not take me to Bow-street.

GUILTY , DEATH , aged 30.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

17. ELIZABETH PERRY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 22d of November , twenty-two yards of printed cotton, value 42 s. the property of Thomas Stroad , in his dwelling house .

REES REES . I am shopman to Thomas Stroad , 268, High Holborn . On the 28th of November, the prisoner and another woman was by the door looking at some goods, I invited the other woman to walk in, she declined coming in. I looked at the prisoner; I saw a bulk in her apron, and a piece of print hanging out; I asked her what she had in her apron, she said nothing; I took her apron down, I found it to be a piece of print. This is the print.

Q. Do you remember that print being in your master's place. - A. I do. This print was hanging on a rail in the shop near the door.

Q. What is the value of it. - A. Twenty three pence a yard. When I found the print in her apron, the prisoner then said the other woman gave it to her, she made her escape.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a woman drop this print, I picked it up. I returned back to the door with it on my arm, he asked some woman what I had got there, I said I did not know rightly myself, he took it to the counter, and wrote upon it himself, and at the watch-house, he said he would swear to it; if I had known of its being stolen, I certainly should have gone away with it; but I did not, I went to the door with it.

GUILTY, aged 29.

Of stealing to the value of thirty-nine shillings only .

Fined one shilling , confined one year in the house of Correction, there kept to hard labour .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

18. DENNIS BURKE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 16th of November , from the person of Jacob Frederick Westwell , fourteen half Joes, value 25 l. 4 s. fourteen guineas, fifteen shillings, two sixpences, and a bank note, value 1 l. his property.

JACOB FREDERICK WESTWELL . I am a Prussian seaman , I lodge at No. 20, Ratcliff-cross. I was in the Black Horse, Nightingale Lane on the 16th of November, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came in, he came along side of me, and drank with me.

Q. You were a little in liquor were not you. - A. Yes, I fell asleep, and between six and seven o'clock, I felt his hand in my jacket pocket. I laid hold of him by his collar, he wanted to get off, and four men beat and knocked me about; I could not see where Dennis Burke was, he went away, I went to the bar, and told the landlord of it.

Q. Had you your money loose in your pocket. - A. My money was wrapped up in a bit of linen in my pocket.

Q. Before you saw the prisoner how much money had you. - A. I had sixteen half Joes, fourteen guineas, fifteen shillings, and a one pound bank note in my pocket book, that was all the money I had, and when the prisoner was gone, I had two half joes remaining. I lost all my money but two half Joes. The landlord went for a constable; I got some of my money again.

JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER. I am a publican.

Q. It was in your house where these people were drinking - A. Yes. On the 16th of November Westwell was in my house, in the evening. I remember seeing the prisoner, he was sitting near Westwell. The prosecutor told me he treated the prisoner with three half quarterns of gin. He told me he was robbed.

Q. Was the prisoner by at that time - A. He was in the house, but not by at the time. I wrote a note, and gave it to the prosecutor to go to Lambeth-street office and bring an officer with him. When he came back he told me he could not find the office, and he had lost the note; he was a good deal in liquor. I then sent for a constable, and described the person of the prisoner to him, the prisoner was then gone. The constable returned and told me he could not find him. My wife came in about a quarter of an hour after the constable was gone. I left my wife in the bar, and went with the constable to the Bee-hive public house, and found him.

Q. How long might this be after the prosecutor had told you that that the prisoner had robbed him - A. An hour and a half. We found him there in company with another man. We took them in custody, and searched them at the watch-house. On the prisoner we found in his jacket one half joe; it is the value of 1 l. 16 s. We continued searching him; he said, so help his God he had no more. I observed his shoe being off (he had only one shoe, he is a cripple). I was going to take his shoe up, the prisoner picked up his shoe himself, he turned the shoe topsy turvy; I laid hold of his hand, as also did the constable, and found twelve half joes in his hand that had held the shoe. The watch-house keeper took his protection box out of his pocket, and found a one pound bank note and a sixpence was found on him.

JOHN COOPER . Q. You are the constable that had the prisoner in charge - A. Yes; I took him to the watch-house, we searched his pocket and found one half joe. While I was searching him I saw him slip his shoe off, he took it up and turned the twelve half joes in his hand, then he let the shoe fall; I saw he had twelve half joes in his hand. The watch-house keeper found a one pound note in his protection box; afterwards we found a six-pence. The other man was locked up, he had three hearings, he had this man's watch, we found nothing else on him.

THOMAS WEBB. Q. You keep the watch-house, do you - A. Yes; I was present on this search. I found the protection box on the place where we take the charges. It was put there by Mr. Cooper or the other man when they took the money from the prisoner. I found a one pound note in the protection box. The box was not on the table before they came in.

Prisoner's Defence. It was my own property. I went into this public house, this man came and knocked up against my foot, I pushed him off, and he struck me; then four Portuguese struck him; after that he came to me, he said I know I am in the wrong; Westwell put his hand in his pocket and gave me some money. I never looked at it, but put it in my pocket.

Prosecutor. I never gave him any money.

Q. Is that the man that you laid hold of when you awoke - A. Yes, and the rest of people pushed me about; they said I should not impose upon a cripple.

GUILTY , aged 19.

Confined two years in the house of correction and fined one shilling .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

19. ANN FOX and MARY SALE were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 18th of November , twelve yards of muslin, value 15 s. the property of Thomas James , privately in his shop .

HENRY WATTS . I am warehouseman to Mr. James, linen-draper , Pickett-street, in the parish of St. Clements Dane . On Saturday the 18th of November, about two o'clock, from information, I went in search of the prisoners. I found them in a court in Chancery-lane; there were three of them. I went after Fox, she was about twenty yards before the others. Underneath her apron I perceived something white. I asked her what she had got, she said nothing. I put my hand under her apron, and pulled out a piece of muslin. She told me two girls gave it her. I took her to Mr. James. I asked her where she had been to, she said that she had been to her brother in Purple-street, near Gray's-inn-lane, and she came up Chancery-lane to go to West Smithfield, and in passing by our house somebody gave her the muslin.

Q. Had the prisoners been in the shop - A. I heard so, I did not see them. After I had taken Fox, I went into a public house back yard. I heard she had been there. I went in search of the fag-end of the muslin which had been torn off; I picked up a ticket which corresponded with the ticket of the same description of muslin which was bought at the same time.

Q. How long before had you seen that muslin, had you seen it that day - A. I dare say I had, I cannot say positively; I believe it to be Mr. James's property.

Q. I want to know what I am to infer from your finding that ticket in that yard - A. By comparing this ticket with the other muslins that were bought at the same time, this corresponds with the muslin.

DAVID BIRD . I am shopman to Mr. James. On Saturday the 18th of November, about one o'clock, the two prisoners came into the shop, and asked to see some muslins, and after a good deal of trouble I sold them three-eighth of a yard. About twenty minutes after they went out of the shop, the prisoner Fox was brought into the shop, having a piece of muslin found upon her by the last witness.

SAMUEL LACK . I am a patrole belonging to Bow-street. I apprehended Sale and another at the Gold-house, in Golden-lane, by the information of Fox; she said they stole the muslin, and she received it.

Fox's Defence I am a poor unfortunate girl. I met with a man in the street, he offered me this piece of muslin to go with him; that gentleman came up to me and asked what I had got; I did not know that I had any business to answer him.

Sale said nothing in her defence, nor called any witnesses to her character.

Fox called three witnesses, who gave her a good character.

FOX - GUILTY, aged 17.

SALE - GUILTY, aged 16.

Of stealing to the value of four shillings and ten-pence .

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.

First Middlesex jury. before Mr. justice Grose.

20. BENJAMIN PEARSON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 17th of November , two pound weight of soap, value 2 s. and two halfpence , the property of John Sowerby Everatt .

JOHN SOWERBY EVERATT . I am an oilman ; I live in Houndsditch . On the 17th of November, about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner was going home; I had long suspected him, and I had called on Mr. Davis the constable to be in readiness; when I went in he said as usual good night; I replied good night, Benjamin; he advanced two or three paces, I called him back, I told him I had reason to believe, and I could prove it by my own servant, that he had long been a rascal to me. I asked him if he had any property in the bank, if he had any property out at interest, and if he had any property at home, to all which questions he positively denied having any; Mr. Davis came in, and I desired the prisoner to turn out his pockets; he turned them out, and there were a great many more halfpence than it was necessary for him to have in his pocket; I asked him whose property the halfpence were, he said mine, meaning his own; Mr. Davis then put his hand down his side, he rather resented; he had concealed in his breeches a cake of soap, it was divided in two; halves were on each side; I asked him whose property that was; for the soap, when joined, was the same as a banker's check; he said his apron was dirty, he took a little bit to wash it.

Q. How much was the weight of the soap - A. They are generally on an average about three pound; I identified some of the halfpence; there was a sixpence in his shoe.

Q. What quantity of halfpence was found upon him - A. I did not count them; there were two or three that I knew. I then desired him to give me his keys, he did, and every one of these keys have separate locks at his habitation, and all his drawers were lined with clothes, rings, broaches and silk stockings, and a variety of other things; he had six gallons of gin in his cellar, four gallons of rum, preserved damsens, and exclusive of that, in one of his iniquitous nests I found forty guineas, beside half crown pieces, and all from poverty and woe; when I took him he had scarce a shirt or a shoe; and it is an iniquitous thing that a retail tradesman should be plundered by such a rascal.

Mr. Reynolds. How long had this man been with you - A. Near twenty years.

Q. These rings, and all these quantity of things, were your's - A. If you took a man from an indigent state, and had placed him behind your counter, you would have thought so. He was a labourer in the India house; I only had him late of an evening.

Q. Do not you know that he had a legacy left him of a considerable sum of money - A. I do not believe it. He told me he found some money in the tea pot, but that was a deception. He is a rascal; it is a duty that I owe to society to bring him before this court; as to the rigour of the law, I do not wish to go to the extent of it.

Q. Have you not got possession of a considerable property of this man, of which you made no claim - A. Yes; here it is in my hand: forty guineas, four score half guineas; his sister desired me to take the four watches.

Q. You have not been able to trace where he sold these things of yours to raise that money - A. He is too sly for that.

Q.Did not you refuse to let this man have a guinea to defend himself - A. I said I would bring it before the court, and to them I would humbly submit.

Q. On the day he was searched you only found two or three halfpence - A.What he took that night was very little short of four shillings.

MR. DAVIS. Q You were sent for to search this man - A.Yes, I asked the prisoner if he had any of his master's property about him; he said he had not; I told him I must search him; I put my hand in between the lining and the upper part of his breeches, and took out these two bits of soap, making one cake, broken in two; I asked him whose property that was; he said his master's. I put my hand towards his waistcoat pocket, he emptied it into my hands; the halfpence, I examined them, and found two marked halfpence as described by Mr. Everatt; I found in a pocket half a guinea, and sixpence in his shoe.

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, and called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 55.

Confined One Year in Newgate , and fined 1 s.

London jury, before Mr Recorder.

21. HENRY UPTON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 18th of November , seven yards and three quarters of a yard of flannel, value 6 s. the property of Thomas Edy .

THOMAS EDY . I am a haberdasher , 41, Beach-street . On Saturday, the 18th of November, about half past eleven at night, the prisoner came into my house and took a remnant of flannel, seven yards and three quarters; I pursued him and called out stop thief; about half way down Beech-street he was stopped by the watchman, I saw him drop the flannel; when he was stopped I returned back and picked up the flannel. I never lost sight of him till he was taken. He was taken to the watchhouse.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming from Finsbury-square, the watchman stopped me at the corner of Barbican, by the White Bear; I heard the cry of stop thief, a good many people run as well as me, and when I had run about an hundred yards, a watchman stopped me; I went with him, I did not resist him. As for knowing any thing of what was stolen I do not.

GUILTY , aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

22. HARRIET COLLINS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of November , in the dwelling house of Patrick Donelly , a bank note, value 2 l. the property of Elizabeth Tanner .

ELIZABETH TANNER . I live at No. 115, Maid-lane, in the Borough; at present I am out of place.

Q. Where were you on the 27th of November last - A. I left my place on the Monday, I do not know what day of the month it was; I left my place between four and five, I took my lodgings that very evening in Maid lane in the Borough; I had lived at the City coffee house, Mr. Readers, a twelve month.

Q. When you left Mr. Readers, you received your wages - A. Yes; I received seven pound eleven shillings and two-pence; I went to the doctor's to pay my bill, in Queen-street, between six and seven; I went to pay the chandler shop woman and the washer, woman what I owed; we got talking, it was near ten o'clock when I came away. They told me at my lodgings if I was not home at ten o'clock I could not be let in; I intended to go to Long Acre to Mrs. Haggerston's, the George, to try to get a bed; on my going there, on the other side of Temple bar, I met with the prisoner, she was going as if to Covent Garden; I said to her, young woman, will you be so good as to tell me of a lodging. I dare say when I met her it was half after eleven o'clock.

Q. Where had you been from ten o'clock at the time you left your washerwoman till half after eleven o'clock - A. I had been no where, but kept straight on from Little St. Thomas the Apostle, where my washerwoman lived. I told the prisoner I would give her any thing if she would take me to a good house, as I was a stranger; she took me up a court, and when I came up to a public house she asked me to give her something to drink; I gave her a glass of rum, and after that she said she was damnably hungry; I said I was going to have a pint of porter and some bread and cheese, she was welcome to have part; she did take part of it; after that she took me to Ship-yard, to the Old Rose hotel; I asked the landlady if I could have a bed; she said yes, and took me up stairs to see the room; the prisoner said she would go up with me, she would be a protection for me; the landlady took me into the room; I asked her what it was for the bed, she replied three shillings; I gave her a dollar and she gave me two shillings; the prisoner said she would stop with me if it was agreeable, she was destitute of a bed; I said to her, as you are a servant like myself I have no objection, if you are quite clean you shall sleep with me; she said she was quite clean. I gave consent for her to sleep with me. In the course of conversation, as we were sitting down, I said I do not think you are a servant; she said, what do you think I am; I said I did not know; then she told me that she was an unfortunate woman; I said cannot you reform and become a servant, it is better than going in the streets; she replied, thank God, I have found a friend at last, and she burst out a crying. I set for some time, and then said, there is more joy over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety nine just persons; I told her I was no scholar, I had heard so. Before I went to bed I counted my money, I had a two pound bank note, and two shillings in silver, and six pennyworth of halfpence, a pocket handkerchief, a snuff box, and two bills that I had been and paid; I put it into my pocket; the prisoner was present; she saw my note on the table, and the two shillings in my hands; in about two minutes afterward she said, my dear, you seem fatigued, you had better go to bed; I undressed myself and went to bed; I left my pockets all of a lump with my clothes on the chair by the side of the bed. I said, before I got into bed, which side will you sleep on; she said, you sleep on the further side, next the wall.

Q. I suppose that was on the other side to where the chair was - A. Yes. We had a candle on the hob in the fire place, close to the chair; I went into bed; I sat up on the bed; she was sitting in the room; I heard the pockets chink.

Q. Where the curtains drawn - A. Yes, almost close together. When I heard the pocket chink I put the curtains of oneside, I saw her hand in my pocket; I saw the prisoner take the note out in her hand; I said you have robbed me, you have got the note out of my pocket; I told her if she would give me the note I would make no disturbance in the house; she said, blast you, search me; she took her cap and shook her hair about; I said I did not understand searching her; I said do not think that I am afraid of you, for I will go down to the landlady directly; I run down with my garment on and fetched her up stairs; I told her the woman up stairs had robbed me.

Q. Is the landlady here - A. No. They said at Bow-street they did not want any body. The landlady told Collins she had got my money; she denied it; she told them to search her; the landlady searched the bed and every where and could not find it.

Q. Did the landlady search her person - A. She did not, and I was afraid to touch her for fear she should give me a thumping; I said I would have the watchman in if she did not give me the note; the watchman came up stairs, he said now my good woman, give this girl her note; Collins said to the watchman, search me.

Q. Did the watchman search her - A. He did not; I told him to search her, the landlady said I had not the modesty of a woman; to tell him to search her; I told the watchman to keep her safe till I got my clothes on, I would follow him, and at the watchhouse I told them to take charge of her; they wanted to turn her out and me; I told her if they did turn her out it should be the worse for them; they then took her into a back room and told me they searched her, they could not find any thing upon her. I did not see her searched, I went back to the room and searched, and found nothing there. I took the prisoner before the magistrate the next day, and told him the same thing that I do now. At the office she said she would give me a pound note, and make up the rest when she could, if I would not prosecute her.

Q.Young woman, you said you left Mr. Reader, whom you had lived with a twelvemonth - A. Yes; I was a house maid; my mistress died while I was there.

Q. Now you say you had been to the washerwoman and to the chandler's shop had you drank any thing with them - A. No; I had not tasted any thing but at my dinner at Mr. Reader's, except my tea, until I met with the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. It was about half past eleven o'clock on Tuesday night when this woman overtook me between Temple bar and Chancery-lane, she tapped me on the shoulder, she said, it is a cold night, will youhave something to drink, I feel for your situation; I said thanky, ma'am; she said, can you inform me where I can get a lodging; I said I cannot get you a place but at a house that receives company; she said she did not mind what place it was, if she could get clean sheets; she said would not I have some refreshment first; she took me up a place to a public house, I said I would have a glass of gin; she said no, I should have a glass of rum; she heard a parcel of men singing in the tap-room, she said that it was a long while ago that she heard singing; she had a pot of beer warmed it, and put some ginger in it; I drank none of it. She asked me if I could smoke, I said no; we left there; she paid for the liquor and the bread and cheese. We went to the Old Rose; when we got up, stairs she told me she would get me a character if I would reform; I said I must go, she told me it was rather late then, it was near one o'clock in the morning, there was nobody about; I should get no good; it was rather cold, I got into bed, then she asked for her pockets. I gave them to her, then she said I had robbed her of a two pound note; I said, you are wellcome to search me; she went to the door and called the landlady up, she and the landlady searched me, then she sent for the watchman. I was sent to Clare-market-watchhouse and searched; they were going to turn me out, they saw she was intoxicated. She swore that she saw me take it out of her pocket.

Q. to prosecutrix. She says that you drank this pot of beer - A It was only a pint; I had no ginger in it; it was only warmed by the fire; and fourpenny worth of bread and cheese.

Q.She says that when the landlady came up she and you searched her - A. She never was searched, her stockings were never taken off.

Q.Who keeps the Rose tavern - A. I do not know; I never was there before.

GUILTY, aged 23

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling house .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

23. ROBERT COOMBES and THOMAS SIMPSON were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 21st of September , fourteen fowls, value 25 s. the property of Evan Evans .

THOMAS COLLINS. I am a day labouring man.

Q. Do you know the two prisoner's - A. Yes. I had known Simpson a long while.

Q. Did they propose that you should do any thing in September last - A. Yes, to go into Hanworth-park ; Mr. Evans rents the park, the game belongs to Mr. How. It was one evening in September, Wicks was with us, and the two prisoners, we met at Wicks's house we proceeded altogether to Hanworth park, we beat about for rabbits, we caught nothing. The two prisoners parted from us, they went towards Mr. Evans's rick yard; we stopped in Mr. Evans's field, about three hundred yards; we had not taken the nets up. In about half an hour they came towards us, they had some fowls, among which was a guinea fowl; I do not know what number, I did not see them, they were dead. One of them said, we have got them; Wicks said, I see you have, and if Evans had seen you he would have shot you.

Q. Are you sure that there was one guinea fowl among them - A. Yes.

Q. What was done with the fowls after this - A. I do not know.

Q. Did they give you any of the fowls - A. No.

Q. What is the prisoners - A. Simpson is a day labouring man; Coombes goes about with fish at times.

Q. Did they accuse you about stealing these fowls - A. Yes, they did, and then I told the truth, the same story as I do now. Coombes and Simpson went away with the fowls together.

EVAN EVANS . Q. You are a farmer at Hanworth - A Yes.

Q. Do you know the prisoners - A. Yes, by sight.

Q. Did you in the month of September lose any fowls - A. Yes, about the 14th; I lost them from a rick yard in Hanworth-park; there was a particular guinea fowl missing, I never saw them again; suspicion fell on these men. I had them taken up.

PETER HENDERSON , ESQ. Q. I believe you are the magistrate that examined the prisoner - A. I am. The prisoners were brought before me upon this charge on the 24th of November.

Q. Are those the depositions that were taken before you - A They are. Simpson said he was willing to sign it, and Combes said he would likewise; I cautioned them and did not desire them to do it, and what I have reduced to writing is what they said.

The examination of Thomas Simpson, who saith soon after the last shooting commence he went into Hanworth park with Wicks, Coombes, and Collins, to catch rabbits, but did not take any; that Wicks and Collins said to take up the nets, and that he, Simpson and Coombes went away from them; they went to Mr. Evans's rick-yard; Coombes said I have got a good fowl here before now; they went then into Mr. Evans's rick-yard; Coombes brought out one and went and took the remainder. There was one guinea fowl which flew off the perch, in dog killed, and that he, the examinant, said what will you do with these fowls, they are marked in the body; Coombes said, you bloody fool, do you think I do not know what to do with them.

The examination of Robert Coombes . who saith, that he was in Hanworth park about two months ago, one night about twelve o'clock, with Wicks, Simpson, and Collins, to catch rabbits, but could not take any; Wicks and Collins staid to take up the new, that the Coombes and Simpson went into Mr. Evans's rick-yard; they found some fowls tied by the legs that this examinant took the fowls and threw them down on Hanworth common, that Wicks said, if Evans had seen you he would have shot you.

The prisoners said nothing in their defence.

Coombes called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.

COOMBES - GUILTY , aged 20.

SIMPSON - GUILTY , aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

24. JAMES ELLIS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 16th of November , in the dwelling house of Joseph Salmon , two seven shilling pieces, three shillings, three sixpences, fifty-one halfpence, and three bank notes, value 1 l. each , his property.

MRS. SALMON. I am the sister of Joseph Salmon , tea-dealer , he lives in Wardour-street, Soho ; he keeps a house there. On the 16th of November about eight o'clock in the evening, I was sitting in the accompting house, there is a window between the accompting house and the shop; on my looking through the window I saw the prisoner, he was laying flat on the counter in the shop with his face close to the till; I had but a transient sight of him, but he appeared to be busily employed.

Q. Did you observe the position of his hands - A. No; I could not.

Q. Was the door of the shop open or shut - A. I am not sure whether it was fastened or put to; I went into the shop and saw it was not fastened, only put to; I fastened the shop door inside, to prevent the prisoner going out, I called my niece and sent up for my brother, before my brother came down the prisoner went up to the corner of the shop where the witness will prove that three one pound notes were afterwards found; I went up to the till and looked in, there were in it ten or eleven shillings, and some halfpence; in the afternoon I put two one pound bank notes in it.

Q. How long before you saw the prisoner there - A. It might be two or three hours before; and some small gold, some seven shilling pieces, I cannot say how many; I believe more than one seven shilling piece, and I put one half guinea in, and some silver.

Q. Had you taken this money in the course of business - A. Yes; in the afternoon; I had taken the money of different customers; no other person had served behind the counter during the afternoon; when I first ran in the shop and got between him and the shop door; I asked the prisoner what business he had there; he replied by asking what he had done, he said he had nothing about him, and then I instantly fastened the shop door. When my brother came down he laid hold of the prisoner and sent me to fetch Mr. Midlam, our next door neighbour; Mr. Midlam went in, he, my brother, and myself took the prisoner into a back parlour; when there my brother took a few shillings out of the prisoner's waistcoat pocket; Mr. Midlam told the prisoner to pull off his shoes, which he refused to do, I stooped down and endeavoured to pull one of his shoes off, I could not; Mr. Midlam laid hold of his leg and forced one of his shoes off, and in that shoe there were two seven shilling pieces. My brother then told me to fetch a constable; the prisoner then said, for God's sake do not; my brother insisted upon knowing where the prisoner had put the rest of the money, and the prisoner repeatedly begged of him to forgive him. I went for the constable, and when the constable came he searched the prisoner in the parlour, he found nothing more on him.

Q. You did not see any notes found - A. No; when the notes were found the prisoner said he did not know any thing of the notes.

Prisoner. The lady swore, at Marlborough-street that she knew nothing about the seven shilling pieces.

Witness. I told the justice that I could not be so certain that they were in the till at the time. Upon the prisoner was found two seven shilling pieces, he said they were his own; that made some impression on my mind, and it induced me to doubt whether I had not given them away in change for the identical notes which I had put into the till, but not the half guinea; I put a half guinea in the till, there was no half guinea found on the prisoner.

JOSEPH SALMON : Q. You are brother to the last witness - A. Yes. About three o'clock I had occasion to look in the counter till, I saw there a one pound note. In the course of the afternoon I went up stairs and left my sister to serve in the shop.

Q Did you observe what gold there was - A. No; I only recollect the pound note being indisposed; I went up stairs, I remained there till about eight o'clock in the evening, when I was called down; and when I came in the shop I saw the prisoner standing in the shop near the door; my sister informed me that she had detained the prisoner for stealing the money out of the till; I sent for Mr. Midlam when he came we took the prisoner into the back parlour, he was searched, Mr. Midlam took off one of his shoes, and there two seven shilling pieces in it; I then asked the prisoner what he had done with the rest of the money, at first he denied any knowledge of of it, but upon repeating the question, and ordering the constable to be sent for, he said, will you let me go if I tell you; to that I made no reply, but again insisted upon knowing where the rest of the money was; he then said, if you will let me go I will shew you where it is; I then said, I suppose you have given it to some of your accomplices at the door, or words to that effect, the prisoner answered, no, it is in the shop. I then went with Mr. Midlam into the shop, taking the prisoner to shew us. When we got half way along the shop the prisoner turned round to me and rather stopped me, and said, you have children of your own, pray forgive me, and I will never do so again; immediately after this I saw Mr. Midlam go into the corner of the shop, there he stooped down; it was the right corner as we came from the shop door.

Q. to Mrs. Salmon. You have heard your brother describe this place to which Mr. Midlam went up, was that the corner where you saw the prisoner go when you came in the shop - A. Yes, that was the very corner.

Q. Did either your brother or Mr. Midlam point out the corner where they found the note - A.Yes; they both pointed out the corner, and I am sure that is the place to which the prisoner went up.

Q. to Mr. Salmon. You say he turned a little to the right - A. Yes; Mr. Midlam stooped down then and took up a note from off the floor.

Q. It was laying unconcealed then, was it - A. Yes. He then turned his hand to a tea chest that stood on the same spot, in the corner, or near the corner, and between the tea chest and the wall; he took up two other notes wrapped up together; I did not examine them; they appeared to be bank notes as he had them in his hand.

MR. MIDLAM. Q. You have been in court while Mr. Salmon has been examined - A. Yes.

Q. His account is correct - A. Yes. I kept the notes myself and the two seven shilling pieces till the constable came, and then I gave them to him. They were three one pound notes; I do not recollect the numbers.

JAMES STONE . I am the constable that was sent for on this occasion; Mr. Midlam gave me the three notes and the money.

Q. Only produce the notes - A. They are three one pound notes.

Q. to prosecutor. Neither you nor your sister can swear they are the notes that were in your till - A. By no means.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into the shop in order to buy some sugar for an aged mother, for whom I am her chief support, no person being in the shop I leaned against the counter to rest myself until they came; when the prosecutrix rushed from the parlour, bolted the door, and accused me of robbing the till. I was taken into the back room and searched, nothing was found on me but money that was my own.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 22.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

25. JOHN HUGHES was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of June , a watch, value 40 s. the property of John Ward .

JOHN WARD. I live at No. 4, Henrietta-street, Manchester-square . On Sunday, the 25th of June last, I went to bed at night and put my watch in my hat, under the bed; the prisoner laid with me. On Monday morning, about five o'clock, he asked me to tell him what o'clock it was; I looked for my watch in my hat, it was gone.

JOHN HOLDSWORTH . I am a pawnbroker, High-street, Mary-le-bone. On the 26th of June I took in a watch of a man. I have no recollection of the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

26. JOHN HUGHES was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 14th of November , a hat, value 10 s. the property of Thomas Edwards .

THOMAS EDWARDS . I live at No. 4, Henrietta-street, Manchester-square .

Q. Did the prisoner lodge there - A. Yes. On the 14th of November I came home, I went into my room and went to the closet. I looked in my hat box and found that my hat was gone, I had put it there the night before; I accused the prisoner, he denied it; I understood from my landlady that he was going the next morning on account of being accused. I instantly took him to the watchhouse. The next morning he said he had stole the hat and took it to Mr. Layton, a pawnbroker in Wardour-street; I went there and found it. I am sure it is mine.

THOMAS BADDAM . I am a servant Mr. Layton. On the 14th of November the prisoner brought this hat to pledge for three shillings.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence, nor called any witnesses to character.

GUILTY , aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

27. JOHN PRICE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 4th of December , one hundred and forty yards of printed callico, value 8 l. the property of Samuel Moore , in the dwelling house of Elizabeth Sewell Neale, and John Cadwallader .

SAMUEL MOORE . I am a warehouseman ; I live at 34, Ironmonger-lane .

Q. Do you keep this house - A. No, It is Neale and Cadwallader's house. This warehouse which I have is seperate from theirs; they are shut out from me entirely, and I have a door into the street. All I know is, the prisoner was brought back in the custody of two officers, and the five pieces of callico also.

WILLIAM TRANGE. I am clerk to Mr. Moore. On Monday, the 4th of December, about half past nine in the morning, I was in the accompting-house, I saw the prisoner come in and take from the counter a quantity of prints, he ran out with them; I followed him as soon as I was able; I saw him about half a dozen yards from the door with the prints under his arm; I pursued him down Ironmonger lane with the cry of stop thief; about half way down Ironmonger-lane I saw two men coming up which I believe to be constables: when he saw them he directed his course into a church-yard leading into the Old Jewry; I and the constables pursued him into the Old Jewry, there he stopped and was taken; I believe I was the first that collared him; I never lost sight of him from the first time I saw him with the goods under his arm, untill he was taken. When I collared him he asked me what I wanted; I told him I wanted him.

Q.What became of the prints - A. I saw him drop them; a servant of Mr. Boydell was sweeping the door, he saw me pursuing the prisoner, and saw him drop the prints, and remained with them untill we returned and the man with us.

WILLIAM WALTER . I am servant to Mr. Boydell. On the 4th of December I saw the prisoner run past me and drop some prints from under his arm; he was pursued by the last witness. I stood by the goods untill he was brought back by the officers.

JOHN BROWN. About half past nine on Monday morning I was going down Ironmonger-lane; I heard the cry of stop thief, the prisoner was coming towards me; he saw me, he turned round, ran through a church yard into the old jury; I caught him in the middle of the Old Jewry and took him back to the house.

Prisoner's Defence. At nine o'clock in the morning I was going down the street, I ran after the man that stole the print, I saw the man, he ran on; I stopped a lad; it was then I was taken into custody.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY, aged 18.

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years :

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

28. TIMOTHY SULLIVAN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 3d of November , three pounds weight of sugar, value 3 s. the property of Thomas Cartwright Slack , and Edward Burgess .

THOMAS CARTWRIGHT SLACK. I am a sugar refiner , I live in Gravel lane, Houndsditch; Edward Burgess is my partner.

RICHARD GRIFFITHS . I am servant to Mr. Slack. On the 3d of November I found some sugar concealed in a cask in the premises adjoining the sugar house, where the prisoner was in the habit of working. I informed my master of it. On the 4th, in the morning, about eight o'clock; my master took this cask out of the place where this man had placed it; there was some of his dirty clothes in it; the prisoner was working in the place at the time; master asked the prisoner if the clothes were his, he acknowledged they were; the sugar was at the bottom of the cask, master asked him if he had placed it there; he hesitated, and at last he said he put it there himself to sweeten his tea.

Q. What quantity was there of it - A.Between three and four pound of refined sugar. He was taken in custody.

JAMES WEBB . I am an officer. I produce the sugar; there is four pound In taking the prisoner to the counter I asked him how he could be so unwise to do such a thing; he said he had taken it there merely to carry it back again, that he had some other business to do when he left it there.

Prosecutor. I have no doubt it is my sugar. When it was found I could have pointed out the spot from whence it was taken.

Q. Do you allow them to take this sugar for tea - A They are allowed to take it into their sitting room to sweeten their tea, but not in this quantity, not to secret it in the place where they keep their clothes.

Q. How far was it removed from the place where it ought to be - A. About thirty yards. It was taken entirely into a separate place, to a shed in the yard.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the charge.

GUILTY , aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

29. BENJAMIN WORKMAN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 30th of November , eleven pound weight of brass, value 10 s. the property of George Penton .

ROBERT JOHNSTON . I am a servant to Mr. Penton, he is a manufacturer of brass for lamps, No. 32, New-street-square . The prisoner was employed as a jobbing carpenter . On the 30th of November, between eight and nine in the evening, from information, I went to the prisoner, he was in the manufactory; he had a file in his hand; I insisted upon him shewing me what he wanted with that file, and why he went away from his business. I took a small lamp in my hand and went down stairs with him; the door of the room where he worked was locked; I then perceived his jacket pockets looked bulky, I looked into them and found them full of brass; I collared him and brought him into the manufactory, and took upwards of eleven pounds of brass from him. The prisoner said it was the first time that ever he was guilty of any thing of the sort; I delivered the brass to Mr. Penton's-clerk and took the prisoner to the watchhouse.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave it to the mercy of the court.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Confined One Month in Newgate , and Whipped in Goal .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

30. CATHERINE DOYLE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of October , two yards of silk, value 1 s. a tucker, value 1 s. a frill, value 6 d. two pockets, value 6 d. part of a pair of stays, value 6 d. two gloves, value 3 d. a pair of shoes, value 3 d. part of a cap, value 3 d. and an artificial flower, value 6 d. the property of William Pickard .

MARTHA PICKARD . I am the wife of William Pickard, breeches-maker , 34, Little Moorfields .

Q. Did you lose any thing on the 26th of October - A. We lost some pieces of kerseymere and patent cord which was in the window, the prisoner was in the shop, she cried out thieves. I ran to the window, I saw the pieces falling out of the window; the shop door was locked. I could not find the key of the door. I screamed out thieves; the prisoner said it was of no use, they were gone; she did not seem affected by it. We took the prisoner before the Lord Mayor, he was pleased to release her; after that we thought proper to to search her box, and there we found a few very trifling things indeed.

- PUGH. The servants box was brought down stairs; Mrs. Pickard picked out these things; the prisoner acknowledged this piece of silk was her mistress's; she said she had never done the like before she knew nothing of the kerseymere.

Prisoner's Defence. My box laid in the landing place; my mistress went often to my box; I was taken up and the gentleman acquitted me; as I was going out my mistress told me to call on the next day, she would pay me my wages. When I went she wanted to stop four shillings and six-pence. I asked her for what; she said, if I did not hold my tongue she would put me where I was before; I would not take less than my full wages. At the compter I sent to her for my money, I was almost lost for the want of it; I had nothing to support me.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

31. MARY EVANS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 9th of November , a gown, value 4 s. the property of Susannah Langford , spinster .

SUSANNAH LANGFORD . I am a servant to Mr. Shury at the Britannia, Golden-lane . On the 9th of November the prisoner and another woman came to our house and called for a pint of beer, I brought it them and they paid me for it. I had been washing my gown, I left it hanging on the back of the chair to dry; I went out of the tap-room into the yard for ten minutes, and when I returned my gown was gone, and the two women was gone; I went to search after them; I found the prisoner in the street, she had my gown on; I brought her back to my mistress's house with the gown on her back; I sent for an officer, he took the gown off.

JOHN SANKEY PUGH. On the 9th of November I went to Mr. Shury's, the prisoner was in the tap, I took the gown off her back; she said she bought it of another woman for four shillings and sixpence. The gown was wet.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the gown of a woman in Golden-lane for four shillings and sixpence; I went home and put the gown on, and when I came out again I met the prosecutrix, she said the gown belonged to her: I said she should have it if it was her's.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.

Confined Fourteen Days in Newgate , and fined 1 s.

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

32. WILLIAM BIGGENS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 6th of November , a bed, value 12 s. the property of Daniel Donnovan .

DANIEL DONNOVAN . I live in Drury lane . On the evening of the 6th of November the prisoner came to my place, I was sitting with my wife and family atthe fire; the prisoner went up into the two pair back room and brought a bed down.

Q.Did you see him - A.The officer saw him, he told me that one of the lodgers were leaving the house; I ran up Drury-lane as fast as I could, I saw him with my bed on his head.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of the bed; I went to this place to look after a girl that took my jacket and trowsers, there was a man going by asked me whether I was going to stop long; he told me he would give me the price of a pot of beer if I would stop there with the bed; I stopped there with the bed, and never stirred away till this man accused me; I never carried the bed, nor had my feet in his house.

GUILTY , aged 42.

Fined 1 s. Confined One Year in the House of Correction, and there kept to Hard Labour .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

33. MARY LUCK and MARY HOPE were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 9th of November , a pair of stockings, value 2 s. 6 d. the property of Robert Thompson .

SAMUEL BANNISTER . I am shopman to Robert Thompson a hosier . On the 9th of November, a quarter before nine o'clock at night, the prisoners, Luck and Hope, were walking up Middle-row arm in arm; Luck was next the door; there were some stockings hanging against the door, on going past Luck snatched a pair down with the ticket upon them; I was standing at the end of the counter; I ran after them and stopped them in the row; I saw them drop the stockings, I picked them up.

JOSEPH WEBSTER . I went out by Mr. Thompson's order to assist Bannister, when I got between Middle-row and Southampton-buildings I took hold of Luck and brought her back, she refused and struck me several times.

Luck's Defence. I was coming up Holborn at half after nine at night; I got as far as Chancery-lane when he overtook me; he said I had a pair of his stockings, I never saw them.

Hope said nothing in his defence.

LUCK - GUILTY , aged 16.

HOPE - GUILTY , aged 15.

Confined Fourteen Days in Newgate , and fined 1 s.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

34. JAMES MARTIN , JANE JONES , MARIA KILBY , MARY SHARPE , and ELIZABETH PEARCE , were indicted for feloniously stealing from the person of William Jones , on the 14th of November , a pocket book, value 2 s. a ten pound bank note, a two pound bank note, and three one pound bank notes, and two one pound promissory notes .

WILLIAM JONES . I am a cheesemonger , No 92, Edgware-road. I know the prisoner Kilby, she had been a customer of mine. On Tuesday, the 14th of November, I was passing along, I was called back by the prisoner Kilby, she asked me if I would coume over to the public house, the Olive Branch, at the bottom of Homer-street, Paddington , she would pay me what she owed me; we went in and had something to drink, she said she should be glad to speak to me, she asked me to go with her to the door, I went with her out at the back door; she then told me she could not pay me any thing that day; we returned back again. When I came in I pulled out my pocket book to pay the reckoning.

Q. At the time that you pulled out your pocket book who was in your company - A. The four prisoners at the bar; Martin Kilby , Sharpe and Jone; not Pearce; I took out a one pound note to pay for some liquor that we had; they had all partook of the liquor. I put the pocket book upon the table.

COURT. What time of day was it - A. Between two and half after three.

Mr. Knapp. In opening of your pocket book could they see you had a quantity of notes - A. Most likely they could. I had notes to the amount of one hundred and sixty-two pound; I paid six shillings and ten, pence for the liquor; it was gin; I took the change and returned the pocket book into the same pocket, and sat down for a quarter of an hour, and had something more to drink, Maria Kilby sat on one side of me and Sharpe on the other.

Q.How long did you sit with this agreeably society - A. About a quarter of an hour; we had gin again, no beer. In about a quarter of an hour I set off to go home, and in about five minutes after I had been out of the door I missed the pocket book; I returned back to the house and learned that they were all gone. A person sent to Dent the constable; he came, I told him the case; we went in search of the prisoners; from information we went to Mary-le-bone watchhouse and saw Maria Kilby there, and Jones; I gave charge of them; they were both of the party. We stopped there sometime and in came Martin.

Q. Did Kilby and Jones say any thing before Martin came in - A.Kilby said she knew the person that had the pocket book. Martin came in to enquire for Mrs. Jones, I gave charge of him.

COURT. How near was Martin to you at the time you were sitting in the Olive Branch - A Sharpe sat next to me, and then Kilby on the other side; Jones next to her, and then Martin. I am sure Martin was in my company at the Olive Branch.

Q. How soon did you see Sharpe or Pearce - A. On the next day Sharpe came after the other prisoners at the justice's room, the constable seeing her took her in custody; she said she was the person that stole my pocket book, and she had given it to Martin, and that Maria Kilby had put her to do it.

Q.When did you see Elizabeth Pearce on this business - A. I saw her that day at the watchhouse.

Q. Have you ever recovered any part of your property again - A. I cannot say I have not seen a part of it, and that is a ten pound bank note in the possession of Mr. Blackman, a publican. I received that note from Thomas Thrall, his name is endorsed on it, and likewise mine; I received it about three days before I lost it; I am sure it was in my pocket book when I was at the Olive Branch.

JAMES DENT . I am a constable. On Tuesday the 14th of November, between five and six in the afternoon, Mr. Jones applied to me, I went with him to the Olive Branch, I made enquiry of the landlord; we came down to Mary-le-bone watchhouse, there we found Kilby and Jones in the watchhouse, drunk; I searched them, I found nothing upon either of them; Kilby said she had not had the pocket book, but Sharpe took the pocket book from Mr. Jones's pocket and gave it to the prisoner Martin. About a quarter after eleven o'clock Martin came into the watchhouse to enquire after Jones,we took him in custody and searched him, and found nothing upon him; Pearce was brought to the watch-house for being disorderly in the street; we took them before the magistrate the next day; Jones, Martin and Kilby were committed; Sharpe came in, she was searched; I found nothing upon her; Sharpe said, in the presence of Howard, that she did take the book and gave it to the prisoner Martin. After that we went to Mr. Blackman, a publican; in consequence of enquiries Mr. Blackman produced a ten pound bank note, and two ones, I put my name to the back of them all; on the ten pound note was the name of Thrall. We went to the Lamb and Flag and Mr. Peck produced seven pound more in notes.

HENRY HOWARD . I am a constable. I went with Dent to find out these persons.

Q. Were you present at the time this ten pound note was produced by Blackman - A. I was.

Q. Your evidence is precisely the same as the last witness - A. Yes.

RICHARD BLACKMAN . I keep the Red Lion, Duke-street, Manchester-square. I know the prisoner Martin.

Q. Did he deliver to you any bank notes - A. Yes. On the day of the robbery, between four and five o'clock, he came to pay me about forty shillings that he owed; he worked for a plaisterer in the neighbourhood.

Q. What did he deliver to you - A. A ten pound note, and two one's, bank notes; he gave me the notes; I advised him to go home on account of his being so drunk. This is the ten pound note, here is Thomas Thrall to Mr. Jones upon it; I am sure I received it from Martin.

THOMAS THRALL . I keep a wharf at Paddington, I went to the prosecutor's to get changes for a ten pound note.

Q. Look at that note and tell me whether that is the note that you delivered to him - A. Yes, it is; that is my hand writing.

MARY PILKINGTON . My father is a plaisterer in Gray's-buildings, Duke-street, Manchester-square.

Q. Do you remember seeing Martin - A. Yes, on day the robbery happened, between four and five in the afternoon; he shewed me a five pound and a ten pound bank note.

Q. to prosecutor. What colour pocket book was yours - A. Black.

Q. Take that ten pound note in your hand - A. That ten pound bank note I received from Mr. Thrall; I had it in my pocket book that day.

Martin's Defence. I left there about three o'clock in the afternoon to go to my work, when I got there I could not see. The prosecutor, before the magistrate, said that he did not miss his pocket book till he got home.

Jones's Defence. I know nothing at all of it.

Kilby's Defence. That woman, Sharpe, owned she took it from the side of the gentleman; I told him that I saw her give the book to the man, but I did not see her take it.

Sharpe's Defence. I took the book, I do not recollect what I did with it, I wish to have the money what I am to suffer for.

Pearce was not put on her defence.

MARTIN - GUILTY , aged 48.

Transported for Life .

JONES - NOT GUILTY .

KILBY - NOT GUILTY .

SHARPE - GUILTY , aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

PEARCE - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

35. ROBERT CURREY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 7th of November , a hat, value 5 s. the property of John Spibey .

JOHN SPIBEY. I am a hat maker , I live at No. 9, Broad-street, Bloomsbury . On the 7th of September, between four and five in the afternoon, I saw my apprentice collar the prisoner, and a hat which was my property was laying on the ground.

WILLIAM CONDER . I am apprentice to Mr. Spibey. On the 7th of November I saw the prisoner pass my master's shop three times, he reached his hand in and took a hat that was hanging at the door; I pursued him and took him; he let the hat fall as soon as I took him.

Prisoner's Defence. It is the first depreciation that ever I did. The prosecutor has had a good character of me in the neighbourhood that I was brought up from my infancy.

The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Fined One Shilling and discharged.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

36. ANDREW JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 4th of December , a ham, value 10 s. 6 d. the property of George Hill .

MARY HILL . My husband is a cheesemonger and porkman , No. 5, Red-lion-street . On the 14th of December, the prisoner, in company with another man, knocked at my shop door, I let them in; the prisoner said he wanted a quarter of a pound of butter, I asked him what price; the prisoner said, oh, he did not know; the other man said fourteen-penny will do; I weighed them a quarter of a pound, the prisoner observed how crumbled it was; I said, if he liked I would beat it up; the prisoner said no; the man in company with him said, you had better have it beat up, and then he withdrew to the door and took one of the hams that were laying in the window; I cried out that the man had stole a ham, the prisoner said, what man; I told him it was the man along with him. The prisoner was going to the door, I told him to stop, he did; I called the next door neighbour in, and gave him in charge of the watchman.

Q. I suppose you never saw your ham again, did you - A. No.

Q. Are you sure that the prisoner and the other man came in as if they were connected together - A. They were in conversation when I opened the shop door.

HOLLIS SPEARING. I am a cooper, No. 4, Red-lion-street. I went into Mrs. Hill's shop and saw the prisoner, I advised her to charge the prisoner with the watch, and she gave charge.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of any thing of the kind.

GUILTY , aged 39.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

36. MARY WICKS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of November , three silver table spoons, value 45 s. the property of Philip Stopford , Esq. in his dwelling-house .

PHILIP STOPFORD , Esq. I live at 47, Baker-street, in the parish of Marybone ; the prisoner lived with me in the capacity of a cook five months. On the 25th of October I discharged her. About a month or six weeks before my house was broke into, the back part; four days after that my servant missed three spoons. On my examining the plate I found they were gone; they were silver spoons.

Q. What may be the value of them - A. About forty shillings. I have seen the spoons since in the possession of Mr. Perryman.

Mr. PERRYMAN. I am a pawnbroker. On the 10th of November the prisoner came into my shop, and asked me if I bought plate, I told her yes; she produced three table spoons, I weighed them, and agreed to give forty shillings for them. I then asked her name and place of abode, and whether she sold them for herself; she said no, she sold them for a friend two hundred miles in the country; she said her name was Sarah Price , she lived at 32, Upper Wimpole-street. I then asked her the person's name that she had them to sell for, she said her name was Sally Price ; she seemed very much confused. I then secured the door, and asked her again where she lived, she then told me 35, Lower Grosvenor-street; I enquired there, and learned that the last place she lived at was at Captain Stopford 's. I went to Mr. Stopford, and found that she had lived there. I desired him to produce the spoons; Captain Stopford said he had four of these spoons, he had lost three. He produced one, which corresponded with these three. I have had the spoons ever since.

The property produced and identified.

The prisoner said nothing in her defence, called one witness, who gave her a good character.

GUILTY, aged 34.

Of stealing to the value of thirty-nine shillings only .

Transported for seven years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

37. HANNAH MAYNE was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 22d of November , eight shirts, value 2 l. a pair of pantaloons, value 5 s. a pair of pillow cases, value 5 s. a pair of trowsers, value 2 s. and a waistcoat, value 2 s. the property of John Luke , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN LUKE . I live at 14, Wapping-wall, Lower Shadwell . On the morning of the 22d of November, on my looking into my drawers I found eight or nine of my shirts missing. I asked my servant if she knew what had become of them, she told me she did not know, she expected they were all there. Not being satisfied, I sent for an officer to search her boxes: nothing was found in them. During the time the officer was in the house, the prisoner brought three of my shirts from the pawnbroker's. The officer searched her, and found in a pocket-book that she had in her bosom several duplicates, where a number of my cloaths were pawned, together with one of my neck handkerchiefs in her pocket. I understand she used to visit my servant, Jemima Wicks .

JEMIMA WICKS . Q. Do you know the prisoner - A. Yes; she is a girl of a good character in the situation she lived; she used to come and see me at my master's. The doors of the apartments were none of them locked. When I was away I cannot say where she went. That day week before my master called me to account he missed his linen, I counted his shirts over, I missed three shirts. When the prisoner came to see me I taxed her with the three shirts, there being no other person in the house. After a long time she confessed that she had taken them and pawned them. I promised her, if she would confess, I would find the money to redeem them.

Q. She only spoke of them there - A. No.

Q. Did she say that she took them all at one time - A. No; these three were pawned for twenty-three shillings. I gave her the money, and she went and fetched them to my master's house again.

JOHN MELLAM . I am a pawnbroker. I produce a shirt pledged by the prisoner for seven shillings and sixpence.

The property produced and identified.

The prisoner left her defence to her counsel, called one witness, who gave her a good character.

GUILTY , aged 19.

Fined one shilling , confined one year in the house of correction, and there kept to hard labour .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

38. MARY KERWOOD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 29th of November , seven yards of printed calico value 10 s. 6 d. the property of John Gilbert , privately in his shop .

SARAH GILBERT . Q. You are the wife of John Gilbert . - A. Yes. On the 29th of November, about two o'clock, the prisoner came into our shop; I was alone in the shop; she asked to look at some black prints for a dress, which I immediately got for her, they were not patterns that suited her; she said she would first speak to her sister who had purchased one, and have one like her's; she went out of the shop, calling Mary, Mary; her sister was not with her. I know no more till after the piece of print was brought in by Mr. Beal for us to own, I then knew it to be ours; he gave the print to me, I put it in the desk wrapped up in paper, and gave it to my husband in the evening. I am quite sure it was the same piece; it was a printed calico, blue ground with a small white spot. Mr. Riddlestroffer measured it, it was seven yards and a quarter, and of the value of ten shillings and sixpence prime cost.

Q. When Beale brought back the calico, did he bring the prisoner back - A. No, she was in custody.

Q. You never perceived her to take it while in the shop with you - A. Oh no, sir.

WILLIAM BEALE . I am a carpenter. On the 29th of November I was at work at Mr. Riddlestroffer's; the prisoner was detected there, and taken into the back parlour. She came in about a quarter past two in the afternoon, she was put into my custody, she pulled a piece of cotton out of her apron and gave it me; she said, take care of it. Then Mr. Riddlestroffer told me to go to the neighbours; in consequence of that I went to Mr. Gilbert's, I gave the piece of printed cotton to Mrs. Gilbert, there was a young man in the shop at the time, they both said it was their own. I left the piece of printed cotton with Mrs. Gilbert, and at the magistrates I put a mark on it.

Q. The same piece that the prisoner gave you, you gave to Mrs. Gilbert - A. Yes.

JOHN GILBERT . I live at 76, Whitechapel, I am a linen-draper, I happened to come in when Beale was in my shop, it was shewn me, I knew it to be mine, I sawmy wife put it in the desk. On the evening of the 29th of November I took the same piece to the magistrate, I saw Mr. Beale put his mark to it; it was delivered then to me, and has been in my custody ever since, till yesterday Beale wished to have it; I delivered it to him.

Q.(to Beale.) That piece of printed calico you have in your hand was given to you by Mr. Gilbert yesterday, was it - A. Yes; I asked Mr. Gilbert to let me have it, as I received it from the prisoner.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I found it by Whitechapel church.

The prisoner called five witnesses, who gave her a good character.

GUILTY, aged 21.

Of stealing to the value of four shillings and ten-pence only .

Confined two years in the house of correction and fined one shilling .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

39. JOHN HAMILTON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 18th of November , a seal, value 1 l. 16 s. a chain, value 3 l. a key, value 9 s. and a broach, value 1 l. 4 s. the property of George Morris .

GEORGE MORRIS I am a pawnbroker, and silversmith, and jeweller : I live at No. 119, and 20, Minories . It was not till the 18th of November, that I discovered John Hamilton had robbed me.

Q. In what way had he robbed you - A. I cannot say in what way he robbed me. After he had introduced himself as a customer to me, about four months back, he purchased a watch of me, and three or four small articles; he was in the frequent habit of calling in to see how his watch went, by which means he gained a kind of familiarity: at last, he was in the habit of calling two or three times a day. On the 18th of November, Mr. Presman came into my shop, to caution me against a little man, who he conceived to be a foreigner; the prisoner happened to be in the shop, upon which he said he should take charge of him; he ran out of the shop. About an hour afterwards, Mr. Presman returned, he said he had succeeded in securing the prisoner; he told me he had not searched him. I then went with him down to the watchhouse; on entering the inner door where the prisoner was locked, we found a number of pieces of paper torn as small as could be, I took them up and returned.

Q. Did you search him - A. We did, we found nothing more. While we were picking up the paper, he said he did not know what they were; I said, they appeared to be pieces of duplicates; he said, they might be, but he had no knowledge of them. When we put them together, we found they were three duplicates, one for a gold chain, seal, and key, for three pounds, ten shillings, at Mr. Parker's, 91, Houndsditch; and a pearl broach, twelve shillings, at Mr. Parker's, 115; Mr. Parker has two shops in Houndsditch; the other was a plain ring, which I could not prove. On seeing the articles I knew the whole of them to be mine.

JOHN GWILLIM . I am a pawnbroker: I live at 115, Houndsditch. On the 4th of November, the prisoner pawned a broach for twelve shillings, in the name of John Smith ; I am sure he is the man.

WILLIAM THOMAS LAMLEY . I am shopman to Mr. Parker, 91, Houndsditch. I received a gold chain, key, and seal, of the prisoner; I advanced him three pounds ten shillings; I am positive he is the man.

ISAAC PRESMAN . I am a stationer. On the 18th of November I went to Mr. Morris, to caution him of the prisoner at the bar; just as I came into the shop, the prisoner was standing with his back towards me; he turned round, and said, how do you do, Sir; I said you are the man I am looking for; I told him I would take charge of him; he said, for what; I told him, for stealing a watch from Mr. Esdaile; he immediately ran out of the shop. I pursued him as far as East Smithfield; I stopped him and took him to the watchhouse. I returned to Mr. Morris, and told him I had succeeded in taking the prisoner. Mr. Morris asked me if I had searched him; I told him I had not. We returned and searched, and found nothing about him, but where we were standing, there were several small pieces of paper; I took them, we found they were duplicates. I went with Mr. Morris to Parker's to examine the articles; Mr. Morris said they were his.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the charge, I never stole nothing from nobody.

GUILTY , aged 23.

Confined one Month in Newgate , and fined one shilling .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

40. JOHN RICHARDS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 4th of December , fifty-six pounds weight of butter, value 3 l. 6 s. the property of John Webber .

THOMAS KIPLING . I am a carman, a servant to John Webber . On the 4th of December, about a quarter after five in the evening, I was going by the Royal Exchange , into Threadneedle-street; and as I was going along, I thought I saw some man's legs behind my cart.

Q. What had you in the cart - A. Thirty-six firkins of butter. I got behind my cart, he had cut my tail rope, and got a firkin of butter out of my cart; he had the firkin in his arms; I made a catch at him, and missed him the first time, the next time I catched him, I secured him; I took him to the shop where I was going to, and charged him with a constable.

The firkin produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. The man said I took the butter out of the cart; I never saw it until it dropped on my toes, them he came and catched hold of me. I not in the cart, I was on the pavement.

KIPLING. He was not on the pavement when I first catched at him.

GUILTY , aged 20.

Transported for seven years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

41. WILLIAM FYANDER was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 16th of November , a coat, value 5 s. a shirt, value 2 s. four handkerchiefs, value 1 s. and a hat cover, value 6 d. the property of Alexander Clark .

ALEXANDER CLARK . I live at Stockwell.

Q. When did you lose these things. - A. On the16th of November I booked myself at the Black Bull Inn, Whitechapel , to go to Chelmsford. I had a little business to do at Stratford; I walked down there before the coach. When I got to Chelmsford, there were no great coat nor bundle put in the coach; they were lost.

THOMAS DEAN THOMPSON . I am a patrol. On Thursday evening, the 16th of November, about half past six, I was coming from Petticoat Lane, towards the Bull Inn; I saw the prisoner, and two others with him, they were quite young lands; they immediately crossed the road when they saw me, I followed them; the other two took to the right, and the prisoner to the left, with the property. He went to a butcher's shop, he threw this coat down; I went in and took the coat, and then I went after him. He turned round and saw me coming, then he began to run; then I called out stop thief. He stopped himself at the corner of Petticoat Lane; I went up to him; he asked me what I wanted with him. I told him he knew what I wanted with him, he must go along with me. I took him to the watchhouse, I gave him into the charge of Kinnersley.

ROBERT NELSON . I am book-keeper at the Black Bull Inn, Aldgate. On the 16th of November, I received a coat to take care of for Mr. Clark; I was to give it to the care of the coachman, as Mr. Clark meant to go forward, and to be taken up on the road; I placed the coat along with the other parcels going by the same coach. On the following morning the coachman applied for the coat.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. On Thursday afternoon I was coming by Aldgate watchhouse. A gentleman was standing with this coat on his arm; he said, if I would take the coat to Somerset-street, he would give me a pint of beer.

GUILTY , aged 20.

Fined one shilling , confined in Newgate one month , and whipped in jail .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

42. JOHN BLOXHAM was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 27th of November , a calf, value 1 l. 8 s. the property of John Clark .

JOHN CLARK . I am a cow-keeper in Kentish town . I missed the calf on the 27th of November, in the morning; it was a suckling calf, nine or ten days old; I left it in the field; I missed it in the morning. I went to Smithfield, and upon enquiry there, I found the calf had been brought there by the prisoner; he had brought the calf to me on the Friday before.

JOHN CLARIDGE . I am a salesman in Smithfield market; the prisoner brought me that calf to sell, I sold it. It is the same calf that Mr. Clark claimed.

Q. What did the prisoner say when he brought you the calf - A. He said the calf belonged to Mr. Lee, of the City Road. I sold it to Mr. Benson for twenty-eight shillings. I have known the prisoner many years.

JAMES BENSON. I purchased this calf of the salesman. It was afterwards claimed by Mr. Clark.

ANN PHILLIPS . Q. Are you any relation to the prisoner - A. Yes; he is my father-in-law. On the 27th of November last, about half past six in the morning, a man called Bloxham, and he went down and took the calf to Smithfield market; I heard the step of the calf.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

43. JOHN RYE was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 24th of November , a barrel of oysters, value 7 s. the property of David Ross .

DAVID ROSS . I am a tavern keeper and oyster dealer , I live in Lombard-street. I know no more than I lost a barrel of oysters; the prisoner was taken with them in his possession.

WILLIAM ROSS . On the 24th of November in the evening, near eight o'clock, a lady came into the shop very hastily, and said that a person had taken a barrel of oysters out of the window, and went through a court just adjoining; immediately afterwards I pursued him as far as Bucklersbury, and overtook him, and took the oysters from the person of the prisoner; he had contrived to take off the direction, but the barrel having Mr. Ross's name stamped on it, I could swear to their being Mr. Ross's property. I secured the prisoner, and took him to the Compter.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. As I came from Leadenhall-street, in Dove-court I saw this barrel of oysters; I took it up, and coming into Lothbury that gentleman overtook me, and said it was his barrel of oysters; I said, if it is take it; he said, a gentlewoman saw a man take it out of the shop; I said, have the goodness to bring her to me, and she will satisfy you it is not me.

GUILTY , aged 39.

Transported for seven years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

44. CHARLES FISK was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of November , fourteen pounds weight of sugar, value 10 s. the property of John Edward Holmes , William Hall , Thomas Chapman , and John William Chapman .

WILLIAM HALL . I am a wharfinger , my partners names are John Edward Holmes , Thomas Chapman , and John William Chapman . On the 10th of November early in the morning, I was informed that a hogshead of sugar had been plundered in my warehouse; I directed a person to watch in a private place in the warehouse to see who might come to steal any more.

THOMAS CLARK . I am a servant to these gentlemen. On the 10th of November, I placed myself in a floor above the warehouse; I looked through a hole, and saw the prisoner take a loaf of sugar out of the hogshead, in a short space of time he returned and took another out. I let my master know, and when I returned, he was gone. The sugar never was found. The prisoner was a servant to my master.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence, called one witness, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 33.

Confined fourteen days in Newgate , and fined one shilling .

London jury before Mr. Recorder.

45. THOMAS DAILEY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of November , in the dwelling-house of Daniel Burgess , nine gowns, value 3 l. four petticoats, value 12 s. six shifts, value 12 s. eight pair of stockings, value 8 s. two children's dresses, value 5 s. five night caps, value 5 s. two pair of shoes, value 5 s. five guineas, half a guinea, three Bank notes, value 20 l. each; four other Bank notes, value 10 l. each, and five others for the payment of 5 l. the property of John Wilcox .

CAROLINE WILCOX . I am a married woman, my husband's name is John Wilcox ; we were married in Ireland.

Q. Your husband is a sea-faring man . - A. Yes, he is now at sea; I left the ship in the Downs seven weeks last Friday.

Q. He sailed to the Baltic. - A. Yes Sir, the very same evening that I left him.

Q. When he left you, what money and effects did he leave with you. - A. I am no scholar, I can neither read nor write; he gave me this money after the money, being paid to him out of the Commissioners' yacht.

Q. Did he count the money out to you. - A. Yes, he counted out two hundred pounds to me, and for me to go home to Ireland to my children; he gave me a number of Bank notes.

Q. And he told you that they were two hundred pounds. - A. Yes.

Q. And bid you go home to Ireland to your children. - A. Yes; I came from Deal to Dover; I had three twenty pound notes, and four ten pound notes, and whether I had five or six five pound notes I cannot say, and six guineas and a half in gold, and a great many articles of my own wearing apparel, a black silk gown and petticoat; it stood me in very near six pounds. I had a green plaid silk gown, one of my husband's messmates made me a present of it. I sailed with my husband three years, I believe it was worth about three pounds. I had three dark cotton gowns, one cost me three and six-pence a yard, one gown cost me making and all thirty shillings. The three gowns, I can put them fairly at three pounds. I had four light gowns, they were worth four pounds. I had a dozen shifts, each of them worth six shillings.

Q. That is three pound twelve. You had several other articles. - A. Yes.

Q. These things you put up in a bundle. - A. Yes, all were together, and my notes.

Q. And six guineas and a half in gold. - A. No; five guineas and a half in gold: I changed a guinea in Deal.

Q. You came up to London. - A. I came to Charing Cross on a Saturday night; on Sunday morning I was to go upon the Liverpool coach.

Q. Where does that set off from. - A. From Charing Cross, and at Liverpool; I was to go on board a ship to Dublin.

Q. You slept at Charing Cross that night. - A. Yes, the waiter is here.

Q. You slept in the house, and you took your bundle with you. - A. Yes, I did, and the umbrella. The waiter called me at four o'clock in the morning. They told me that the Liverpool coach was to go off at four o'clock. I got up, I was very cold, the gentleman of the house was not up, but the waiter; I took my bundle in my arms, and the umbrella. I went to a public house just by the turn of the gateway, to get a pint of warm beer, and some gin in it. It was just by the turn of the gate at Charing-Cross, I still had my bundle with me. The ostler came out, and told me the coach was going immediately; I followed him out; I met with this Dailey and another man.

Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, is that the man. - A. Yes, Sir, that is the man; I met him and another man just at the gateway. Dailey asked me, was I the young woman that was going upon that coach. I said yes, so they told me to go that way, it was better for me to come on and walk on the pavement, than to ride upon the top of the coach on the stones. They were going with me; they said, the coach had three places to stop at before it set off, and we had better walk to the last place, and they would go with me. I thought they were for my good, and they were wheedling me away, they took me up streets; I did not know where I was; I kept my bundle.

Q. You thought they were your friends, then they took you to a place where you did not know. - A. Yes, I do not know any place in London. They brought me to a public house in Drury Lane. They went in and had some gin; I stood outside of the door, and had a pennyworth of milk of a milk woman that was there walking along; she just stopped at the door.

Q. Now where was your bundle during this time. - A. I had it in my own possession, upon my arms. They came out, and brought me away to the Cock public-house in Dyot-street . This young man that was with Dailey told me it was his brother that kept that house, he said his sister lived a little way off, they would bring me where I could have some tea. Then they began to curse and swear about spilling a glass of gin at the Cock in Dyot-street. I considered, and looked into myself, and thought I should not go out with them any more; then I called for a pint of beer and a glass of rum, to pay them for their trouble as I thought. I laid down my bundle on the counter; while I was putting my hand into my pocket to get the money to pay for this pint of beer, and glass of rum, I turned round and missed my bundle off the counter where I put it; says Dailey, is that your bundle gone out?

Q. That was before you spoke. - A. Yes. Then Dailey said, is this your bundle that is run away with; I screamed out, and said, Lord have mercy, I am robbed; I did not know what I should make of myself, and I being in a strange place, as they had robbed me of all, I thought I might as well die.

Q. Well, do not distress yourself, what did Dailey say. - A. He said, stop there for the course of an hour and I will bring you back the bundle.

Q. Did Dailey go. - A. Yes, and he never came back, I stopped there an hour, very nigh, and never saw him any more.

Prisoner. I heard her telling of lies. Did not I come back at last. - A. No, you never came back.

Prisoner. When this bundle was gone, that woman and man were in at the Cock; I went in, and that woman and the man with her went in along with her; he was standing in the bar with the bundle in his hand.

Court. Q. to Prosecutrix. Had the other man yourbundle in his hand while you were there. - A. No one had the bundle, I had it in my own possession until I laid it out of my hand.

Q. Are you quite sure that the prisoner at the bar is the man that came to you at Charing-cross - A. Yes, he is the man.

Q. And carried you on this way. - A. Yes, I am quite sure.

Prisoner. All along I had never been with you, any more than I have been with this house. Did not you come in the Black Dog - A. No; I never put my foot inside the door.

Q. Did not you pay a shilling; that man pulled out half a crown, you told him to put it up, and paid the shilling yourself - A. No; that is not true.

Prisoner. I did come back to the Cock.

Prosecutrix. You did not come back.

BENJAMIN POTTER . I live at the sign of the Cock, in George-street, as it is now called, it was formerly Dyot-street. Nicholas Burgess keeps the house.

Q. On the 19th of November last, do you remember seeing the prosecutrix there - A. Yes; a strange man, whom I did not know, and she came in together.

Q. Are you sure of that, young man, that she and the stranger came in together - A. Caroline Wilcox and the strange man came in together; the prisoner came in two or three minutes after; that was the first sight I saw of him, she asked for a pint of porter and a glass of rum. There were a few words arose between the prisoner and the other person, about some gin being knocked down at the other house. The prisoner asked for a quartern of gin, one glass he drank himself, and the other he gave to his friend or friends, I do not know which.

Q. Were there other people in the house - A. There were two or three.

Q. Did the prisoner and the strange man who came in with Mrs. Wilcox drink together - A. Not to my recollection.

Q. Did you know the prisoner Dailey - A. Yes, by sight, not by name; he is a watchman. I have heard since he is not a watchman in our neighbourhood. The strange man went out, in a few minutes this man and Mrs. Wilcox missed him; she said, I have lost my bundle, or I am robbed, one of these words, I do not know which.

Q. Did she seem in distress - A. Very much so; I said to them, that the strange man had not been gone out above five minutes, they had better go after him. The prisoner, another man, and Mrs. Wilcox, went out; the other man is here; Caroline Wilcox and the third person returned in about five or ten minutes. I did not see Dailey return to my knowledge.

Prisoner. Was not I the man that took the knife out of her hand - A. No, this man gave the knife to me (pointing to Ragan). There was a bustle; she had her head down; they said she attempted to cut her throat; I saw the knife, I did not see Dailey take it from her. To the best of my knowledge, I did not see Dailey at all, it was another man took the knife; I bid him give the knife to me, and he did.

NORRIS RAGAN . I was at the Cock taking a glass of gin, I was unwell that morning. I saw this young woman come in and a man along with her; she called for a pint of warm beer, I saw her lay the bundle on the counter.

Q. Did you see the prisoner Dailey there - A. Yes, I did not see him come in. I do not know what time he came, he called for a quartern of gin, and put down a dollar.

Q. Was Dailey in the house before Mrs. Wilcox called for the warm beer - A. I cannot say, I took no notice. The other man clapped his hands under his arms, he set his back to the counter, and faced the door. Dailey turned round to him, and said, you are the man that spilled half a pint of liquor upon me a while ago. Mrs. Wilcox came up and said, my dear, do not let us have any row about it now.

Q. Did she speak to Dailey, or the other man - A. To Dailey: she took the beer up and offered the stranger the beer, who had his back to the counter. Dailey said, give him no more beer, he is drunk enough already. Then she offered Dailey the beer, Dailey said he would have none, he had a drop of gin just now. Then she came and offered me a drop of beer, she said she could not drink; I took a drop of beer. She heard me talking Irish to a woman; she asked me what part of Ireland I came from, and during the time that she was talking to me the bundle was gone. Dailey asked the young woman if that was her bundle that the man had taken out of the door; yes, she said, my dear, I am robbed.

Q. She was in great distress - A. Yes. This young man and the woman in the house said, it was a pity that somebody did not follow them. Dailey jumped outside, he ran after them, and away he went.

Q. Was it quite light at this time - A. Yes, sir; it was almost seven o'clock, the neighbours were all up. Then Mrs. Wilcox and I went out, and two or three women; we went out after him, and could not see any thing of him.

Q. Did she come back to the house - A. Yes, when I took the knife out of her hand she came back: she drawed the knife in Broad-street; I took the knife out of her hand, and took her to the Cock, and then Dailey was standing just facing the Cock door, in the street. I and Mrs. Wilcox, and Mrs. Stracey, asked him if he had seen any thing of the man, he said, no. Then Mrs. Wilcox began to tear her head, and get mad-like; and Dailey said, as far as I could understand him, if the man has any honesty in him he may come back in the course of an hour. Then I took her into the Cock to get rid of her: then she demanded the knife of me that I took away from her; I gave her the knife, and she offered to stick herself again with it; she opened her breast.

Q. Dailey was not in the house then - A. Not as I know. Then I took the knife away, and Benjamin Potter desired me to give him the knife.

Q. After you saw Dailey at the Cock door, did you ever see him again - A. Never since, until I saw him confined. I staid about five minutes at the Cock, and then Mrs. Wilcox came out with me; we stood in the street, and the crowd were about the house. I took her to my own place, she staid with me all night, and the next night I persuaded my brother to shew her the justices, for I am a poor labouring man.

Q. Did you make enquiries at the public-houses after Dailey - A. No; he said he did not see the man. We never enquired after Dailey; my brother-in-law enquired at the public-house after the other man.

Prisoner. I met you at the Cock door, then we went into the Cock - A. No, I do not know it.

Q. I held one hand, and you the other - A. No; you were not in the room as I know of.

MARTHA BROWN. Q. What have you to say upon this business - A. I have only to say, that there were four or five watchmen called at the Black Dog, Drury-lane, on the 19th of November; they called in for three half pints of gin, it was between six and seven o'clock.

Q. Was there a woman with them - A. No, I saw no woman with them.

Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, do you recollect him - A. Yes; to the best of my knowledge he was one that was with them; they called for three half pints of gin separate, and they only paid for two. I think the prisoner was one of them; I took more notice of the prisoner than of the others, because he insisted upon it the third half pint was paid for.

Prisoner. I paid you for one half pint; you got paid for the gin.

Mrs. Brown. I do not say you did not pay for half a pint; there was only two paid for.

WILLIAM COLLINS . I live at the Golden Cross, Charing-cross. I recollect of her sleeping there on the Saturday night, and my calling of her in the morning; she had a bundle with her and an umbrella. I shewed her down stairs, and shewed her into the coach-office, and then left her, and saw nothing more of her.

Q. She did not go by the coach that morning - A. So I understood.

ABRAHAM JAMES. I am horsekeeper at the Golden Cross, Charing-cross.

Q. Do you remember this young woman being at your house that morning - A. Yes; she was going by the Liverpool coach.

Q. Which way does the Liverpool coach get out of town - A. It goes up Tottenham-court-road to go over Highgate. I went to the public-house close by to call her to go by the coach; I just put my head into the house, I had no time to stop, I was helping to put the horses to. I holloed out, is there any body for Liverpool, she jumped up, answered yes; then I said you must make haste, the coach was ready and going directly. I returned back to the coach, expecting that she was following of me. I went back to the house again; as I could see nothing at all of her; I asked the landlord whether he had seen her, he said no.

Q. Did you see any body in her company in the public house - A. Yes, there were a good many people in there, I did not notice them.

Q. Look at the prisoner, was he in the public-house - A. He was not in the public-house; I did not take particular notice of any one person there.

JAMES MACKMILLAN . I keep the Coach and Horses, St. Martin's-lane. Mrs. Wilcox, about twenty minutes before five, came in with a bundle in her arms, and an umbrella in her hand; not a soul was with her; she said she was very cold, she stood by the fire, I was making the fire.

Q. Do you live near Charing-cross - A. I live close to the back-yard of the Golden Cross, she called for a pint of beer and a glass of gin, she stood by the fire and drank. I said, mistress, what coach are you going by? she said, the Liverpool; she said she had taken her place: presently after the horsekeeper came in; I said, Daff, will you call this woman, she is going to Liverpool; he said he would. About ten minutes to six he holloed out, who is for Liverpool? she said, I am; she took up her bundle and umbrella, and followed the ostler. I took no more notice of it, whether she went up or down the lane. There were other people in the house.

Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, was he in your house - A. To the best of my knowledge I never saw him in my life, till I saw him at Bow-street.

Q. You did not see him near your house, did you - A. I did not.

EDWARD TREDWAY . I am a constable. On Friday the 21st of November, Mrs. Wilcox and another man, a sailor, came and said Mrs. Wilcox had been robbed by one Dailey, a watchman. I desired Mrs. Wilcox to meet me at half after nine at night, she met me about ten. I took her with me to the New Church in the Strand watch-house, I found he was on his beat, I went and took him off. Mrs. Wilcox knew the prisoner directly, and he knew her, he mentioned that he knew her very well, it was about the bundle that she wanted; he said that he could bring two or three watchmen to prove that he was at the Black dog drinking.

Q. to Prosecutrix. How came you to find that this man's name was Dailey - A. The man who took me home to his wife's place, Ragan, told me his name was Dailey, and that he was a watchman.

Prisoner's Defence. Three weeks to-morrow night I had been on my duty till six o'clock. We went to the watch-house and hung up our coats, and four men and me went up to the Black Dog, Drury-lane, we went in and had half a pint of gin. This good woman came in and a man with her; the man that was with her put down half a crown, she would not let him pay, she put down a shilling. They went away, we stopped, we had more gin, every man went home, and I went out and went to the Cock, and this man and woman was there before me, and Ragan was there; he went along with this woman and the man that had the bundle in his hand; he began to spew up, he went out of the door with the bundle in his hand, and this man Ragan asked her whether that young man was her husband; she said, no. I said, does that bundle belong to you that he had? she said, yes; then we put our heads out of the door and looked after him. I went down to the bottom of Dyot-street and returned, we met one another at the Cock door. I know no more of this business than the child that is unborn.

Q. to Ragan. That you were with him at the Cock is quite true. Were you with him in Drury-lane - A. No: I went into the Cock and had a glass of gin. I was not in Drury-lane.

Q. to Prosecutrix. The prisoner says that he was in this house in Drury-lane before you and the other man came in. I understood you to say, that you, the prisoner, and the other young man, had gone into this house together - A. No, sir. I never went into the house, I staid out. I was never inside of the house in Drury-lane.

Q. But you say the two men that were with you did go in - A. Yes.

Q. Were the two men that went with you to Drury-lane, the prisoner and the other man - A. Yes. They were the men that brought me away from Charing-cross; I swear it positively, they were the very men that conveyed me away, all the way.

JOHN COURTNEY . Q. What are you - A. I am an Irishman, a labouring man. I have known the prisoner about three months; he is a supernumerary watchman, and so am I. About ten minutes before six he came inthe watch-house and delivered his coat. We all four of us went up to the Black Dog, in Drury-lane, and had two or three half pints of gin there. We all came into the watchhouse about ten minutes before six; we delivered our coats, and I, and the prisoner, and two more men went up to the Black Dog; we all went together; there was no young woman with us; we staid at the Black Dog about ten minutes.

Q. Are you sure that the prisoner did not go out while you were at the Black Dog - A. I cannot swear that.

GUILTY, aged 28,

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house.

Judgment respited .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

46. WILLIAM WALLIS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Goldhawk , in the King's highway, on the 16th of November , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, a pocket book, value 6 d. a bank note, value 1 l. and a promissory note, value 1 l. his property.

THOMAS GOLDHAWK . I am a sailor . On the 16th of November, between six and seven in the evening, I had been into Mr. Guest's, the pawnbroker's, Fleet-market, to fetch a watch out, that I left in May, before I joined the ship. I laid the duplicates upon the counter, and two one pound notes, they would not take one of the notes because it was a Windsor note. I took my notes and duplicate and put them in my pocketbook; I put my pocket-book in my jacket pocket and come out, and as I came opposite to Mr. Cutler's, in Fleet-market , three men stopped me; the prisoner did so (witness striking his breast.)

Q. The prisoner struck you - A. If you call that striking, Sir.

Q. What did you call it - A. Hitting of me. Another came on the other side of me, and snatched the pocket-book out of my pocket; it was taken away. There were two on my left side, and the prisoner was facing of me. I, at the moment, clapped my hand to my jacket pocket and missed my book. I seized the man that struck me, with both my hands; one of the other men took a stick out from under his coat, and struck me over the head; I holloed out, watch, as loud as I could. While I was calling out, watch, they struck me over the nose and over my cheek. In the mean time, a man that was in Mr. Cutler's shop came out, and took hold of the other side of the man that I had hold of.

Q. You never let him go - A. No, I would not, without he cut my head off. We took him into Mr. Cutler's; in came two men, that called themselves officers; they searched him, they could not find any thing about him. He was taken to the Compter.

Q. You never got your notes again - A. No, he begged I would not be severe.

Mr. Knapp. What time of night was this - A. Between seven and eight o'clock in the evening.

Q. Where had you been spending the evening - A. I had been spending the evening at the White Lion.

Q. Had you been drinking - A. A little peppermint, a glass or two; I suppose I was about half seas over.

Q. You had never seen the prisoner before - A. Not to my knowledge.

Q. Which side of Fleet-market was it - A. On the other side, to where the Fleet prison is; it was on the foot path; next the houses; it was light enough to see his face when he hit me.

Q. You were not alarmed, were you - A. He did not frighten me.

Q. Were there other people passing along the pavement at the time - A. There might be, I did not take notice; I should not have taken notice of him if they had not stopped me.

Q. Have you not heard that there is a forty pound reward - A. I have heard it, I do not want it.

Q. You never found your property at all - A. No.

Mr. Knapp. You are swearing to a person that you saw for half a moment.

Court. Are you certain that the man who struck you, you seized - A. Yes.

Q. Was it a blow or a shove - A. This way, (witness striking his breast.)

JOHN LACEY HAWKINS . I was in company with Fogg on the 16th of November, I suppose it was six o'clock, I do not know particularly. In crossing Fleet-market, I observed three or four fellows looking in at Mr. Guest's, the pawnbroker's, window; whoever they were, I suspected they were going to cut the window, or going to take something out of the shop; we went towards Holborn with an intent to watch them, and when we came near Mr. Guest's window, I saw no more of them, and coming towards the end of Fleet-market, near Fleet-street, I heard a woman say there was something the matter; we hastened to the place, where we saw a mob of people standing where the prisoner was taken to. I went in the shop of Mr. Cutler; the prosecutor was in a bustle; complained of being struck particularly on his nose. I understood him, at that time, that he had robbed him, that his hands were in his waistcoat pocket; but he was quite in a flurry and fright at that time; I was not certain whether he said that his hands were in his pocket, or that he struck him. I searched the prisoner and found nothing about him. In company with Fogg we took him to the Compter, and the prosecutor went with us; in coming back; I thought the man would be more collected; he told me the same then, as he has here now. I do not mean to say that I saw the prisoner at the pawnbroker's.

JOHN SIMON FOGG . I have no further to say, than what Hawkins has said, except, I do not think the sailor was so drunk as the sailor said himself. The prosecutor complained to me of having been beat and robbed. I saw three or four men at the pawnbroker's; I cannot identify the prisoner being one of them.

Prisoner's Defence. I might be coming by accidentally; but as for being concerned with any body, in beating and ill using the gentleman, I did not, I am entirely innocent.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 27.

The prisoner was recommended to his Majesty's mercy by the prosecutor.

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

47. PHILLIP PUNCH was indicted for feloniously stealing; on the 4th of of November , a bag, value 3 d. a box, value 6 d. 40 pound weight of white lead, value20 s. and 2 lb. weight of Prussian blue, value 7 s. the property of Henry Grace and Thomas Yallop .

The case was stated by Mr. Gurney.

JOHN FORRESTER . I am a constable. On the 4th of November between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I overtook the prisoner at the bottom of the Minories, near Tower Hill; he had a bag which seemed very weighty. I asked him what he had got; he said, you know; I told him, it was impossible for me to know, till I had examined it; what do you call it? he said, provisions. I insisted upon seeing what it was; he rather refused, and struggled to get away; I took him into a shop and examined it; I found it to be white lead and Prussian blue, together. I took him out, and asked him what employment he was in; he told me a bricklayer's labourer to Mr. Teanby, a bricklayer in Old-street road. I took him to the watchhouse, and asked him where he was going with it; I think he said to Green Bank, Wapping; he knew the house, but not the person, to whom it was to go to; I asked him who he had it of, that he could not tell me; he told me he would give me a guinea to let him go; I told him that I would not do, but if he would tell me where his home was I would go there. I went to Golden-lane, where he told me; and the next day I went to Mr. Yallop's and Grace. I searched the prisoner, I found a little colour box at his breast, inside of his waistcoat; and the next morning, in the watchhouse where he was confined, I found a vermillion bag. There is forty pound of white lead, and two pound of Prussian blue, I have kept the property ever since.

HENRY GRACE . Q. What is the name of your partner. - A. Thomas Yallop ; we are colour manufacturers in Old-street. The prisoner was a labourer and watchman in our employ for the last ten months.

The property produced and identified.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence; called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY . aged 30.

Transported for seven years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

48. SAMUEL EVANS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 8th of November , 15 lb. wt. of lead, value 2 s. the property of our Sovereign Lord the King .

Second count for like offence, the property of persons to the jurors unknown.

The case was stated by Mr. Knapp.

JAMES BAKER . - Q. I believe you are overseer of the ordnance works going on in Pall Mall . - A. Yes; there is a house building there for the master of the Ordnance: the prisoner was a labourer there. On the 8th of November, near 12 at noon, I went on the building to the prisoner. I discovered, by the bulk of his belly, he had got something concealed: I then went up to him, and tapped at his jacket with my knuckles. I said, my friend you have been doing something that you ought not to do; I shall be obliged to take you to Bow-street. He then said, he hoped not; he never would do so any more. I then laid hold of him by the arm, told him to follow me down the ladder: I conveyed him to Bow-street; an officer searched him, and took out the lead in my presence.

Q. How many pounds of lead. - A. Eighteen or twenty pounds; it is worth two or three shillings; that lead was the property of his Majesty.

The property produced and identified.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence; called six witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 31.

Transported for seven years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

49. ANTONIO BERENGO was indicted for feloniously assaulting Alexander Harvey , on the 12th of November , in the King's highway, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, a watch, value 10 l. a gold seal, value 30 s. a gold watch key, value 10 s. his property.

ALEXANDER HARVEY . I am a baker ; I live at Deptford. On Sunday evening, the 12th of November, near 10 o'clock as possible, I was coming along the bottom Well-street, in Whitechapel parish . I was alone; three men rushed out of a house upon me, and knocked me down in the kennel.

Q. Did you perceive which of the three knocked you down. - A. No; I could not exactly; it was very dark.

Q. Were there any people in the street near you. - A. No; there was a young man happened to come up when I was knocked down; his name is Samworth; I got up again; I found my coat all over mud; I was going to pull it off.

Q. Where was the blow given you that knocked you down. - A. I do not know where.

Q. You are not sure whether it was upon your head or not. - A. No; it was done so quick.

Q. Did you perceive yourself stunned. - A. No; I got up, and was pulling my coat off about half off my arm: in the mean time they were all three round me: the prisoner pulled my watch out of my pocket, and ran away: the prisoner is the very man; I will swear that he is the man; he was in blue clothes at the time.

Q. You were not present when he was taken, were you. - A. Yes; I kept him in sight all the time; the watchman stopped him; I holloed out, stop thief; the watchman came up, caught hold of him, and they both fell together; I was close by, he was taken to the watch-house.

Q. What became of the other men. - A. God knows, we followed after him, the watch was picked up off the ground where the watchman and he fell down, about a yard from them.

Q. Who picked the watch up. - A. A small boy picked the watch up in my sight, the boy gave the watch to Mr. Griffiths the officer, he happened to come up.

JOHN SAMWORTH . Q. On the night of the 12th of November, were you in Well-street. - A. Yes; I was coming up Well-street about ten o'clock; I saw Mr. Harvey and three sailors together; one of the sailor went up to Mr. Harvey and knocked him down in kennel.

Q. You did not see what he knocked him down with, did you. - A. No: with his hand, I believe; Mr. Harvery got up again out of the kennel, and his coat was very muddy, and as he was pulling it off, the prisoner at the bar snatched his watch, and ran off with it.

Q. You saw him do it. - A. Yes, I ran after him and Mr. Harvey likewise; I never lost sight of him; after we had ran some distance, and did not get any ground, we cried out, stop thief, and the watchman met him andknocked him down in the kennel, and fell upon him; he was secured in White Lion-street: I was not two yards from him all the way: Mr. Griffiths came up at the time, I told him he had taken the watch away. Mr. Griffiths searched him, we got the watchman's lanthorn and looked about: a little boy picked the watch up by where they fell.

Prisoner. Q. Did not he wish to fight me. - A. He did not, that I heard.

Court. Q. to Prosecutor. I wish to ask you from the circumstance of your attempting to pull off your coat, had you any intention of fighting any of these men. - A. No; I attempted to pull off my coat, it being so muddy: I had not time to say any thing; I had not been there two minutes before the young men came.

JOHN WATTS . Q. You are the watchman of White Lion-street. - A. Yes; I heard the cry of stop thief in White Lion-street; the prisoner was running full speed, I catched him in my arms; we scuffled together, he endeavoured to get away; we both fell.

JOHN LEWIS . Q. What do you know about this. - A. I was standing at the bottom of Lemon-street, Whitechapel; I heard the cry of stop thief: I ran over the way, and saw the prisoner and the watchman fall with the prisoner underneath.

JOHN GRIFFITH . Q. You are a police officer. - A. I am.

Q. Did you come up to the cry of stop thief. - A. I did; I was near the place, I heard the cry of stop thief; I was in Chamber-street: I ran up directly, and when I came up they were just got up out of the kennel, the watchman and him; he had hold of him: I pulled the the prisoner of one side, and searched him: I heard a person say here is the watch, a boy gave it me. I have had the watch ever since.

Q. to Samworth. You said the boy picked up the watch, did you see him pick it up. - A. Yes; I stood a little way off: I saw him pick it up, and give it to Mr. Griffiths.

HARVEY. That is my watch, the maker's name is Salter, I know it by the seal and chain. This is the same watch that was pulled out of my pocket that night by the prisoner at the bar.

Q. to Griffiths. You were present at the examination of this man. - A. I was all the time; after the evidence was gone through, the magistrates asked him what he had to say about taking this watch; he said he did take it. I believe he made mention that the person wanted to fight him and he took the watch for that.

Prisoner's Defence. There were so many questions put to me I did not understand them. On the Sunday night in the house that I was in, with two other sailors and three young women. I called for half a pint of gin for me and my companions, in the course of a quarter of an hour there came in a strange man; the landlord turned him out of the house. I stopped a quarter of an hour, and thinking it time for me to go to my lodgings the servant cautioned me from going out of the door that he had gone out of; she told me there was another door that she would let me out. I went out, and this man seeing me, he challenged me to fight; I refused, and then he challenged me with taking the watch, which I deny.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 24.

The prisoner was recommended to his Majesty's mercy by the Jury, on account of his mild behaviour.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

50. ELIZABETH WARE was indicted for returning from transportation before the expiration of the term for which she was ordered to be transported .

JOHN GOTTY . I am an officer of the Thames Police, On the 2d of December , in consequence of a warrant, I apprehended the prisoner, about half after eleven at night, on board the ship Aolis; she lay in the river Thames, in the upper part of Woolwich Reach, in the parish of Charlton, in the country of Kent . I have the certificate of her conviction which I received from Mr. Shelton. I saw him sign it.

Mr. SHELTON. I did sign it. (The Certificate read.)

WILLIAM HANSON . Q. You are turnkey of Newgate, are you. - A. Yes.

Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before. - A. Yes. She was tried here on the 6th of July, 1803.

Q. You know that she was tried here. - A. Yes; and she was ordered to be transported for fourteen years.

Q. Did you ever see her at large. - A. No; only at the office when I was sent for.

Q. When was she delivered on board. - A. On the 21st of November, 1803.

Prisoner's Defence. Gentlemen, the case of the person under examination is probably the most singular that ever attracted your notice. In the first place my affection for my husband induced me to take a crime on myself, for which I suffered the sentence of the law. My time being nearly out, I embraced an opportunity which offered, to return to England. I have two children in England, and my affection for them led me to accept the happy opportunity of embracing my dear offspring. I have suffered much on my passage. I submit my case to my dearly beloved Sovereign, for an act of royal mercy, and for which there cannot be a doubt but the Lord will command an extra blessing on his royal brow. Gentlemen, consider a mother's feeling for her children: give me them, and no punishment that the law can inflict will be thought too severe by the most unhappy of the human race. Oh! my dear Gentlemen, consider the unhappy state of the unfortunate

E. WARE.

GUILTY , DEATH , aged 28.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

51. ELIZABETH HARVEY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 5th of December , eleven handkerchiefs, value 22 s. the property of Henry Bowick .

HENRY BOWICK . I live in Tottenham-court-road . I keep a shop there; I am a linen-draper . On Tuesday last the prisoner came in my shop with a boy; she asked for a half-handkerchief for her boy; I told her that I never cut them. She stood a little time; I told her again I never cut them; then the boy went out, and she after him. A neighbour came in, gave me some information. I missed the red cotton handkerchiefs out of the window. I went in pursuit of the prisoner, and overtook her in Bedford-square; she had something under her coat. I told her that I had lost some red cotton handkerchiefs; she must come back with me. She then dropped them with an apron from under her clothes. I brought her back to the shop; she begged that I would not prosecute her on account of her children. These are the handkerchiefs that I picked up; they are my property; I had seen them in my window ten minutes before she came in; there are eleven handkerchiefs; they cost me two shillings and eight-pence each.

Q.Where was she at the time you supposed she took them. - A.She was of one side of the counter, and I on the other. I had no suspicion, until a neighbour came and told me.

Prisoner. Did you find the handkerchiefs on me. - A. I saw you drop them.

GEORGE SPRING. Last Tuesday afternoon, about a quarter past four, on my going from my parlour to my shop, I saw a boy look in the window, and immediately a woman came to the boy and snatched the handkerchiefs out of his hand. She endeavoured to put them under her coat, notwithstanding on my opening the shop door, I had a distinct view of them. I had suspicion that she had not come honestly by them; I immediately went to Mr. Bowick, and communicated what I had seen; he followed the woman.

Q. to Prosecutor. You said you picked up the handkerchiefs. - A. Yes, in her apron; the apron she owned when she came in the shop.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing at all concerning the handkerchiefs; I was not guilty of taking the handkerchiefs neither one way or the other; nor did he find the handkerchiefs on me; there were other people passing through the square.

GUILTY, aged 39.

Of stealing, but not privately in the shop .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

52. REUBIN CHAPLIN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 24th of October , thirteen pennyweights of silver, value 3 s. 6 d. the property of Matthew Govett ; and ROBERT BUTTERFIELD for feloniously receiving the said goods, he will knowing it to have been stolen .

MATTHEW GOVETT I am a watch case maker .

Q. What do you know respecting the taken of this silver. - A. It rest upon the evidence of a boy.

Q. Then it is an accomplice that is to relate the story. - A. Yes.

JOSEPH HOLLOWAY . I am twelve years old. One evening as I was coming from school into Ironmonger-row, I met Chaplin; he then told me he swept the shop every morning, and all the pieces of stuff in the dirt, was his own perquisites. I went with him to Butterfield's to sell some silver; he told me to stay at the door till he came down; I staid at the door near a quarter of an hour; he then came and asked me to go up; and when I came up just to the door, he said, say you found it; and when I got into she room, Butterfield said, is that your name, do you live there, and did you find it. (The witness was taken unwell, and was obliged to be led out of court.)

JOSEPH PEINCE . On the 10th of November, I was sent for to Mr. Govett's house in Ironmonger-row; I went, and Mr. Govett told me the boy had robbed him of some silver and a dollar.

Q. What boy. - A. Chaplin. I searched him; I found in his waistcoat pocket some silver clippings, and in his half boot I found a dollar; he said he took it from his master's board, he was going to sell it to Butterfield, a watch pendant maker; he lived next door but one to his master's, and he had sold some silver there before with Holloway's boy.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

53. REUBEN CHAPLIN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of November , fourteen penny weights of silver, value 4 s. and a dollar, value 4 s. the property of Matthew Govett .

Their being no evidence adduced, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

54. JOHN CLARK was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 25th of November , twelve plat leads, value 2 s. the property of William Smith .

MARY HORNLEY . I am a a weaveress: I work for William Smith , Twister's-alley, Bunhill-row ; and the prisoner also worked for Mr. Smith. On the 25th of November I heard a noise with out plat leads; I saw the prisoner against a loom; I asked him what he was about; he said nothing at all.

Q. Did he appear to be in liquor. - A. He was very much intoxicated indeed. There were no other persons in the shop, but me and the prisoner at the time; I saw him with the plat leads cut off.

Q. What is a plat lead. - A. It is what we use in our business; it is what we hold the reins down; some are a pound, and others more. I told the prisoner he had cut the plat leads off the tackling; he said he was drunk; he laid himself down on the ground by the plat leads, there were several cut off the looms; two looms were entirely stripped; and when I was going to carry my work down stairs to my master, I saw the prisoner coming from a loom that I had tackled the day before; he was putting something into each of his coat pockets. There were ten looms in the shop; he had cut the first and the last all the leads off.

NATHANIEL SMITH . I am brother to William Smith. On the 25th of November, from information, I followed the prisoner out of doors.

Q. Did he appear to you to be in liquor. - A. Rather so, he knew what he was about. I asked him if he had taken any thing out of the shop; he said, he had not. I put my hand to his pocket and found something heavy in it. I took him back with me; going through the yard, he put two of the plat leads out of his pocket on the lid of the window; I picked them up and took him into the warehouse; I searched his coat pocket and took ten more out.

Q. What is the value of this twelve pieces of lead. - A. Two shillings.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the crime alledged to my charge; they are my property, some of them my wife sent up, and I bought more.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 34.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined one shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

55. THOMAS WATSON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 15th of November , four pounds and half a pound weight of tea, value 23 s. the property of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

AND THREE OTHER COUNTS for like offence, only varying the manner of charging them.

The indictment was read by Mr. Gleed, and the case was stated by Mr. Knapp.

Mr. BROOKS. Q. You are superintendant of the East India Docks at Blackwall - A. Yes; I was in that situation in November last. The prisoner was a tide-waiter on board the ship Ceres, laying in the Dock.

Q. In consequence of any information that you received, did any thing pass between you and the prisoner - A. He was ordered to go in to his superior officer at three o'clock, the usual hour of leaving work. Mr. Lane directed him. The prisoner said he must go back to the ship, he had left something; he was not permitted to return; he was taken by the collar and put into Mr. Littlewood's office; a letter that had been received was read to him concerning him. Mr. Littlewood said, if the contents of this letter be true I must be convinced of it, you must shew me that you have nothing about you. Mr. Littlewood is the principal officer of the docks; he told Watson that letter must go before the Customs for them to decide. I felt it my duty on the part of the East India Company that he should be searched; he was standing in Mr. Littlewood's office with his hat on, I told him that I did not wish a constable to be called, I wished him to shew whether he had any thing or not; he appeared very much agitated, and then said he had a little in his hat; his hat was taken off and two pounds and a half of gunpowder tea was taken out of the finer sort, and a small quantity of tea was taken out of his pocket of the same description as that in his hat; I told him I was not satisfied, he had more about him, he then took off his coat and waistcoat and untied a handkerchief, which was filled with hyson tea; the handkerchief went round his body, there was about two pounds of tea in it.

Q. Were there chests of tea on board the Ceres - A. Yes, many chests of Hyson and gunpowder tea; they belonged to the East India Company. I examined the chests of tea in the warehouse that had been delivered from the Ceres, I found that several of these chests had been plundered.

Q. What might the value of this tea be - A. About five shillings a pound, without duty. This tea was under the care of the East India Company.

RICHARD OVER. I am a constable. I took the prisoner in custody. In going to the office he said, he would prove that the tea was given to him. The tea was delivered to me by Mr. Brooks. I have had it ever since.

Prisoner's Defence. I had the tea given me by the captain's cook on board the ship.

THOMAS LLOYD . I was a cook on board the Ceres last voyage.

Q. Did you import any tea from the East Indies for your private adventure - A. I did, hyson and gunpowder. The prisoner was employed on board the Ceres. I gave him tea that I had imported.

Q. Could he get tea on shore without concealing it - A. I do not know that he had the opportunity.

Mr. Knapp. How much of it did you give him - A. That I cannot say, nor when. When the ship went in the dock I left it.

Q. Upon your oath, do not you know that she went into the dock about a month before he was apprehended - A. I think so. I was not in the dock on the 15th of November. The first day she went in the dock I went away.

Q. Where was it that you made a present of it to him - A. I think at Greenhithe.

Q. How long a space of time elapsed between the ship laying at Greenhithe before it came into the dock - A. Probably it might be a month.

Q. So, that if he had this tea at all of you, he must have had it near two months - A. I believe she arrived on the 15th of September at Greenhithe, and the 15th of October in the West India Docks.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

56. JOSEPH BINGHAM was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of December , three loaves of bread, value 2 s. 6 d. the property of John Clark .

JOHN CLARK . I live at No. 38, Chicksends-street, Whitechapel. I am a baker . On the 1st of December the prisoner took two half quartern loaves and a quartern more than what he accounted for. My brother delivered the bread to him. The prisoner was my journeyman .

WILLIAM CLARK . I am brother to the last witness. By reason of suspicion, on the 1st of December I watched the prisoner when he took the loaves off the shelves, and counted them as he put them in his basket: he put eighteen loaves into his basket that day, I had suspicion that he had done it every day, and when he returned he told me that he had only delivered sixteen. From information my brother sent for an officer.

EDWARD SMITH . I am an officer of the public office, Whitechapel: on Friday the first of December, between eight and nine in the morning, I went to the Hallifax-head, public house; I saw in the bar two half quartern loves and a quartern; I went into the back parlour; I waited there a little time, the prisoner came and took the three loaves, and as soon as he was gone, I followed him, and as he was turning into Brick-lane, I told him I knew him; I said, who do you live with, he said, with a baker down the road; I told him that was false, he lived with Mr. Clarke, the bread that he had got there, was stolen bread. I told him that was not the first time that he had been watched; that he had been watched taking two loaves every morning that week to the public house, and I had no doubt but that he had been doing so ever since he had been with Mr. Clark; he then said that he had never taken any before that week, and begged that I would fetch his master to him, and not lock him up: I asked him if he was a married man; he said no, he kept a girl in some court by West-Smithfield, he was going to carry the bread there.

Prisoner's Defence. The loaves were given to me by a young man, to take to a young man out of place.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

57. JOSHUA DAVID HILTON was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Purser Spinster , on the 25th of November in the kings highway, putting her in fear, and feloniously taking from her person, and against her will, a gown, value 5 s. two shirts, value 6 s. three pair stockings, value 3 s. a frock, value 2 s. two tablecloths, value 5 s. a pellise, value 5 s, one yard and half of cotton, value 1 s. five handkerchiefs, value 5 s. three caps, value 1 s. two aprons, value 2 s. and two habit shirts, value 2 s. the property of John Mark Jones .

MARY PURSER . I live at No. 6, Old North-street, Red Lion-square. I was sent by Mrs. Jones with another young person to fetch this bundle of linen. On the 25th of November, about half past eight in the evening, as we were coming down Fleet-Market ; there were several men behind me, they pushed the young person out in the road, and me against the wall; then immediately the prisoner snatched the bundle from me; he ran up an alley; I ran after him, and when he got to the top of the alley, I saw Mr. Matthews with the prisoner, and the bundle. I knew the prisoner to be the same man that snatched the bundle from me.

Q. You are sure that is the man, are you. - A. Yes, sir, it is the man indeed.

JOHN MATTHEWS . I am an officer belonging to Hatton-Garden, about half past eight on the 25th of November, I was going through Fleet-Market; I saw these two young women together, Mary Purser had a bundle on her arm; there were two or three men following of them; I saw the prisoner come up, and push the young woman in the middle of the street almost, and Mary Purser against the shop window.

Q. He went between them. - A. Yes; and snatched the bundle from under her arm, she screamed out. I ran after him up Eagle and Child alley, and never lost sight of him, and coming into Shoe Lane, he throwed one other pair of stockings out of the bundle into the kennel. I was close after him; I stopped and picked up the stockings and pursued him again; he ran a little further, and then dropped the bundle; I catched up the bundle, and followed him and took him into custody. I am sure it is the same man, I never lost sight of him all the time, I was within three or four yards of him when he snatched the bundle. This is the bundle.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going along Shoe Lane, there was a sing out, stop thief: I saw the man running, he was a head taller than me. I, fool like, was running; I fell down when the officer took me; two or three boys said, I was not him.

GUILTY, aged 14.

Of stealing, but not violently from the person .

Transported for Seven Years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

58. SARAH WILSON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 26th of November , a watch, value 2 l. 10 s. a chain, value 6 d. a seal, value 3 d. and a key, value 3 d. the property of Joseph Harry Jones , from his person.

JOSEPH HARRY JONES . I am an undertaker : I live at No. 1, Little Mitchell-street, Old-street. On Sunday, the 26th of November, between the hours of twelve and one in the morning, I was accosted by the prisoner in Beech-street; I went home with her to her lodgings, in Angel-alley, Bishopsgate-street . When I was in the room with her, I took my watch out of my fob and put it in my waistcoat pocket; I had not been with her five minutes before I missed my watch. She ran down stairs; I pursued her. I did not find any thing of her, till the Monday morning following, I took an officer with me; he took her in the same room; he searched her, but could not find any thing of the property. I never have found the watch; it was taken out of my waistcoat pocket.

Q. You did not feel her take it out, did you. - A. No.

Q. Are you certain you did not drop it any where. - A. No, I did not; I was a little elevated with liquor.

Prisoner's Defence. On Saturday night this man went home with me to my lodgings; he came on the Monday, and said he had lost the watch; I told him I never saw it.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

59. JOHN MARTIN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 6th of December , fifty-six pounds weight of veal, value 2 l. the property of Barnard Brooks and Samuel Garrett .

RICHARD PERRY . I am a butcher's porter. On the 6th of this month Mr. Garrett employed me to take some meat down to his cart in Paternoster-row . I put a side of veal into the cart and returned to the market to fetch three joints, and when I came to the cart again I missed the hind quarter of the side of veal. From information I pursued after the prisoner, and saw him with the veal on his shoulder, an officer took him in custody, I told him it was the quarter of veal I had put in Mr. Garrett's cart. I am quite sure it was the quarter of veal that I had taken to the cart; the veal belonged to Barnard Brooks and Samuel Garrett .

HENRY KELLY . I am a beadle. I took the prisoner with the veal on his back; he begged of me to intercede for mercy for him.

Prisoner's Defence. A man asked me to take this quarter of veal into Water-lane; I did, and the man was behind me; and when I was stopped I looked for him, he was gone.

GUILTY , aged 23.

Fined 1 s. and Confined One Month in Newgate .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

60. MARGARET SCULLY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 24th of November , nine handkerchiefs, value 12 s. the property of John Jeremy .

JOHN MANSELL . I live with John Jeremy , linen-draper , 305, High Holborn . On Thursday, the 23d of November, between five and six in the evening, I heard a noise like something breaking; I saw the prisoner with one end of the handkerchiefs in her hand, the other end was twisted upon a line at the door, on the outside. I ran out and saw her drop the end that she held in her hand; she had dragged it along the pavement, but the other end continued on the line.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

61. MATTHEW TRACEY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 4th of November , seven bunches of carrots, value 1 s. 6 d. the property of William Smith .

WILLIAM SMITH . I keep a waggon in Covent-garden Market , and sell goods out of it . I covered my waggon of carrots over, on the 4th of November, about half after four in the afternoon, and went to the public-house; from information, I went out and secured the prisoner, and took him.

THOMAS WEBBER. On Saturday, the 4th of November, between four and five in the evening, I saw the prisoner in Mr. Smith's waggon, he was handing the carrots out to two porters, they were loading them in their baskets; I went and informed Mr. Smith.

Q. to Prosecutor. Where are the carrots. - A. They were handed into the waggon again; I am positive they were my carrots; I did not think it necessary to bring them here.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

63. MARY JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 27th of November , a pewter quart pot, value 2 s. two pewter pint pots, value 2 s. the property of William Pearce .

WILLIAM PEARCE . I am a publican : I live at the Queen's Head, City-road . On the 27th of November, about five in the evening, the prisoner was brought into my house, with one quart and two pint pots, by the witness.

JOSEPH PLANKEY . On the 27th of November, about five o'clock, as I was going to my house in Trafalgar-street, City-road, I saw the prisoner take from off the lid of the prosecutor's kitchen window, a pint pot; she passed the door and went down the City-road; I followed her, and tapped her on the shoulder, and said, my good woman you have got one of the publicans pots, pointing to the house; she readily answered, yes, Sir, I have, and begged for forgiveness, and took the pot from under her cloak. I told her it was not in my power to forgive her, she must go to the landlord, and see whether he would forgive her. I took hold of her by the arm, and turned her round to go to the house; she then dropped a quart pot; I picked it up, and said, how many more have you got; she then took another pint pot from under her cloak. I took her and the pots in the public-house.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I only beg for mercy.

GUILTY , aged 49.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

64. MARY GRINT was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 24th of November , a quart pewter pot, value 1 s. and a pint pewter pot, value 2 s. the property of Thomas Chamberlain .

THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN . I am a publican , 24, George-street, Manchester-square . On the 24th of November, Mary Grint was brought to my house, by an officer, with a quart and two pint pots, my property.

THOMAS LAWSON . I am pot-boy to Mrs. Hatton, George-street, Manchester-square. On the 24th of November, about ten in the morning, I was calling pots, at 68, George-street, I saw the prisoner take something up, on the otherside of Baker-street, and put it under her apron; I could not tell what it was, till she came close to me, then the wind blew her apron up, I saw a quart pot and a pint pot under her apron. I ran after her when I had got my pots at that house, and asked her for my master's pots; she said, she had no pots of any body's; I said, she had; she pulled out a quart pot; then, I said, it was my master's pot; she said, do not make a noise or else you will disgrace my character; I said, she had more; she gave me another pint pot, and after that, she gave me another pint pot, and after that, she gave me another pint pot out of her pocket.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in great distress at the time.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

65. WILLIAM RANDELL was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the second of December , a half crown, five shillings, and fifty halfpence , the property of John Jetler .

JOHN JETLER . I am a publican : I live at the Ship, Ogle-street, Marybone . On the second of December, about five in the evening, the prisoner came into my house, called for a glass of gin, and a pipe of tobacco, he paid for it and went out.

THOMAS WALLIS . I am Mr. Jetler's nephew: when the prisoner was going out of the house, he ordered me to take a pot of porter to 43, Upper Marybone-street; and while I was going there, he asked me if I had brought change for half a guinea; I said, no, I would go and fetch it; he told me to bring two shillings worth of halfpence, they were going to play at cards. I fetched the change, he gave me the medal; I thought it did not feel like a half guinea; there was a light in the window, I looked to see what it was, and the prisoner ran off; I ran after him, calling, stop thief; he turned round, and said he would knock my brains out, if I attempted to run after him; he was stopped by two men, and taken back to my uncle's house.

JOHN FOY . I searched the prisoner, I found five shillings in silver, half a crown, and fifty-two halfpence, and a medal of that kind; the lad knowed one of the halfpenny's to be the same that his aunt gave him in the change.

WALLIS. This is one of the halfpence that I gave him.

Prisoner's Defence. I am entirely innocent of the charge alledged against me. I lived with the Russian Ambassador; there I knew a young man of the name of Chipperfield, unfortunately, I met him in Marybone-street; he asked me to go to the public-house and get change for half a guinea; when he saw the boy put the change in my hand, he went away; and when the boy said it was not a good half guinea, I went after him, thinking to meet with him.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

66. ANN CARTWRIGHT , JANE GUNTER , SARAH CLIFFORD , WILLIAM SMALL , and MARY SMALL , were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 16th of November , one hundred and ten yards, and a half yard of carpeting, value 27 l. 12 s. 6 d. three hearth rugs, value 5 l. 13 s. two bedsteads, value 11 l. two pictures, value 4 l. 14 s. 6 d. a looking-glass, value 9 l. 9 s. and a painting, value 8 l. 8 s. the property of Charles Colwill .

CHARLES COLWILL . I live at 33, Leicester-square: I am an upholsterer .

Q. Were you employed at any time last October, to furnish a house for Mr. Bever. - A. Yes, about the middle of October; his house is in Charlotte-street, not far from the prisoner Clifford's house, in Norton-street. I sent the goods to Mr. Bever's house, there was no servant there; I had the goods taken to Mrs. Clifford's house, she gave me leave, and they were left there. From information, I followed the goods.

Q. Did they apply to you to leave the goods there.- A. I knew Mrs. Clifford some time; I asked her eave to let me leave the goods there, thinking they would be safer. I had information that they were moving off with a horse and cart.

The prisoners were not put on their defence.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

67. ELIZABETH SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 8th of December , a seven shilling piece , the property of William Woddeson .

ANN WODDESON . I live in Pall-Mall . On Wednesday the 8th of November, the prisoner came into the shop for a quire of writing paper; it came to sixpence, she gave me a seven shilling piece; I gave a five shilling piece, a shilling, and sixpence: she asked me to give her shillings for the five shilling-piece, as the paper was for a lady that owed her four shillings, and she thought she could get it if she took the change in shillings. I asked the prisoner if half a crown would do it; she said, no, she thought she had enough without changing. I then put the seven shilling piece on the glass case; then she said, she had not enough; then I gave her half a crown, and three shillings; I was looking for a shillings worth of halfpence, to make up the full change. I missed the seven shilling piece from the glass case: I asked the prisoner where it was; she said, she did not know. I rang the bell for assistance, and my sister came down; we sent for a constable. I described the seven shilling piece; he searched her, and found nothing: she went to the fire place in the shop, and then we heard the seven shilling piece fall; the constable picked it up, and found it was the same as I had described.

JOSEPH GREGORY . I am an officer. I was sent for to Mrs. Woddeson's. I searched the prisoner, and could not find the seven shilling piece. I asked the prisoner where the lady lived that she bought the paper for, she could not tell. I said, it is a stale trick; I will try to choak her; that moment, she went to the fire place, and spit it out of her mouth. I desired them to get me a candle, and I found the seven shilling piece which Miss Woddeson had described to me by a little turn up on the the head.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. She never gave me the change. I never had the seven shilling piece in my mouth.

GUILTY , aged 26.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction and fined 1 s.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

68. PETER BUTLER was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 18th of November , a saw, value 5 s. the property of John Jones ; a plain, value 2 s. the property of John Whitman ; and a saw, value 4 s. the property of Thomas Mildwater .

JOHN JONES . I am a carpenter . I was at work with Whitman and others, at a house in Lucas-street, Gray's-Inn-lane : on the 18th of November last, I went to dinner at twelve o'clock. We left our tools there.

GEORGE PIERCE . I am a carpenter: we all were at work at the same building together; about a quarter before one, I saw the prisoner come out of the building, as fast as he could; I went into the building, and saw no tools on the bench; I went after the prisoner, and stopped him facing the Olive Branch, Grays-Inn-lane: he begged for mercy, and said, let me go. I took him into the Olive Branch, to see what he had got in his bag, he had a saw, and a plane that I knew very well, and a young man owned the saw.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming down Grays-Inn-lane. I met a carpenter, he asked me to take the tools for him to the Swan, and at the time I got to the Olive Branch, that gentleman came out, and took me, with them tools.

The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 23.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and publicly whipped .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

69. HENRY CRAWLEY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 13th of November , twenty-three ostrich feathers, value 40 s. the property of Mary Forbes , widow .

MARY FORBES . I am a widow. I live at 23, Dog-row, Bethnall-Green. I sell feathers about the street ; on the 13th of November, near ten o'clock at night; I went into the Rodney's Head, public-house, Whitechapel-road , to have a pint of beer, and while I was chilling the beer, I put my box of feathers upon the table; I saw the prisoner put his hand up to his face, and one of my feathers fell down from his hat; I then took his hat off, he had his hat crown crammed full of my feathers, and likewise his right hand jacket pocket. I gave him in charge of the watchman.

JAMES WHISCOMB. I am a watchman. I had just gone ten o'clock. I went into the Rodney's Head, to get a pint of beer, the prisoner was sitting in the taproom, and the prosecutrix was standing up, drinking a pint of beer, she said, these are my feathers, she pulled his hat off; his hat was full of feathers and some were in his right hand jacket pocket. I took him in charge, and likewise the feathers; in going to the watch-house the prisoner got away from me: I pursued him, and caught him.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been drinking with the prosecutrix at another public-house, she was quite drunk, and going along with her, she fell down, and the feathers fell out of the box, she picked them up, and gave them me to put in my hat.

GUILTY , aged 29.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and publicly whipped .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

70. ISABELLA RICHARDSON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 21st of November , two shawls, value 3 s. the property of Joseph Thompson .

JOSIAH WILSON . I am shopman to Mr. Thompson, 194, Shadwell, High-street . On the 21st of November, about a quarter before five in the afternoon; I was in the shop, the shawls were hanging outside of the door: I heard a rent at the door; I immediately went to the door and missed some shawls. I saw the prisoner by the door, I took hold of her by the arm, and asked her to walk in the shop, as I was taking her into the shop, shethrew a shawl from her, a constable was sent for, he searched her, and took a shawl from her.

GEORGE CLARK . I am a constable; I was sent for, I searched the prisoner, and found a shawl in her right hand pocket.

The property produced and identified.

The prisoner said nothing in her defence, called three witnesses, who gave her a good character.

GUILTY , aged 30.

Confined Fourteen Days in Newgate , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

71. JAMES STYLES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 7th November , two bushels of oats, value 9 s. and a bushel of beans, value 7 s. the property of Samuel Chancellor ; and ESTHER KILL , for feloniously receiving on the same day, the said goods, knowing them to have been stolen .

SAMUEL CHANCELLOR . I am a stage-master ; I live in Kensington . I can only speak to the corn.

MOSES SPURRY . I am a butcher at Kensington. On the 7th of November, near seven at night, I saw the prisoner Styles, carrying, a sack of corn into Kill's house. Mrs. Kill keeps a green-grocer's shop at Kensington; and Styles was horsekeeper to Mr. Chancellor. I informed Mr. Chancellor of it.

EDMUND GALL . I am an headborough. I went to the house of James Kill , and the wife was in the shop; I told her, I wished to look over the premises; she told me, I was very welcome to look; in the shop stood the sack, I asked her what was in the sack; she said, she did not know; I asked her if I might untie the sack, she said, I might; in the sack I found oats and beans: I asked her if it was her property; she said, no, Mr. Chancellor's man had left it there, and she supposed would call for it again. I asked her if we might take it away, she said, we might. Styles was taken into my custody, in taking him to the watchhouse, I asked him what made him do it, he said, it was his first offence, and he hoped he should be pardoned for it, he did not know what made him do it, he said, Mrs. Kill gave him five shillings for the sack of corn, and his wife was to have some garden stuff at different times, and when he was watering the horses, he saw James Kill , he told him he had something for him, Kill told him to bring it.

Mr. Knapp. To all the questions you put to this woman, she gave you a ready answer. - A. Yes.

Prosecutor. The sack is not mine; I believe the oats and beans to be mine; they are foreign beans, I have a sample of them.

Styles' Defence. I am not guilty of this crime.

Kill was not put on her defence.

STYLES GUILTY , aged 37.

Confined fourteen days in Newgate , and publicly whipped one hundred yards in James-street, Kensington, near the house of James Kill .

KILL, NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

72. WILLIAM STOW was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 29th of November , three pound weight of candles, value 4 s. the property of Henry Effery .

HENRY EFFERY . I keep a chandler's shop , 47, Saffron-hill . On the 29th of November last, about half past six in the evening, from information of my wife; I ran to the door, I saw the prisoner about seven or eight doors off in the street, carrying the candles; I told him he had got my candles, he said, what have I done, I know nothing about it; I told him he had stolen the candles, and they were my property. I led him back to the shop, with the candles in his hand, when he got into the shop, he dropped the candles on the floor. I sent for an officer, and when the officer came, he knew him directly.

SARAH EFFERY . I was sitting in the back parlour with my husband; I heard a noise, I got up, I saw the prisoner go out of the door, with the candles in his hand, he dropped two on the counter. I told my husband, he went out and brought him back. I am sure he is the same man.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated. I did not know any thing about the candles.

Prosecutor. He appeared to me to be as perfectly sober as I am now.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Transported for seven years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

73. EDWARD STRATFORD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3d of December , a pair of pantaloons, value 5 s. the property of Christopher Lamb .

CHRISTOPHER LAMB . I am a pawnbroker , 48, Stanhope-street, Clare-market , on the 3d of December, I found the duplicate of a pair of pantaloons, in the prisoner's box, he had the pantaloons on; they were a pair of pantaloons pledged at my house. The prisoner was my shopman , he had confessed that he had taken the pantaloons. I cannot swear to the pantaloons, I did not take them in.

Prisoner's Defence. On Sunday morning, I took the pantaloons out of the warehouse, intending to wear them for the day, on Monday morning, I intented to put them back in the place.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

74. MARY WEST was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 6th of December , an umbrella, value 2 s. the property of Philip Fox .

PHILLIP FOX. I am a broker , No. 8, Baker's-row, Clerkenwell . Last Thursday morning, about half past eight o'clock, I saw the prisoner going out of my door with an umbrella; I pursued her, and never lost sight of her, I stopped her, and took my umbrella from under her cloak. I brought her back: she had taken the umbrella from the one pair landing place. She said, if I would let her go, she never would do the like again. I brought her back and took her to the office.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I did it through distress.

GUILTY , aged 42.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

75. FRANCIS BOYLING was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 5th of December , a hogshead, value 5 s. and fifty-four gallons of porter, value 4 l. the property of Edward Hoare .

The prosecutor and witnesses were called, and not appearing in Court, the recognances were ordered to be estreated.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

76. PHILLIP KNIGHT was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 6th of November , two marble slabs, value 30 s. the property of Thomas Sams .

THOMAS SAMS . I am a mason : I live in Towne-street, Piccadilly .

JOHN PRITCHARD . I am Mr. Sams carter; I came home, and found the prisoner in Mr. Sam's yard, close to the gate; he said, he came to look for Harry Stubbings . There were some marble slabs standing along side of him, which he had removed. I let him out of the gate and then took him to my master.

Q. He had removed the slabs from where. - A. One about twenty yards, and the other was removed about five or six yards, from the place where they first were left.

Q. How did he get in the yard. - A. I do not know.

Mr. Reynolds. How long had you been out. - A. From three o'clock till seven.

Q. Who had been there from three o'clock till seven, you do not know. - A. No.

Q. Any body else might have moved them for what you know. - A. Yes.

JOHN KEITH . I knew the slabs to be my master's.

Prosecutor. When the prisoner was brought to me; he said, he was sorry for being found in the yard; he said, he got in through the railings. I have not brought the slabs here.

Mr. Reynolds. All you know, you have not lost the slabs; they were weighty, and that is the reason you did not bring them here. - A. That is exactly the case.

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated; I was taken ill, I went in there; I told the carter that was the occasion I came in there.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

77. JOHN SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 27th of November , an umbrella, value 6 s. the property of Henry Hillier .

HENRY HILLIER . I am an umbrella maker , 40, Hay-market . On the 20th of November, in the evening, about six o'clock, I saw the prisoner pass my shop; he made a spring in the shop, seized an umbrella, and immediately run off with it, and I after him. At the corner of Coventry-street, he threw the umbrella out of his hands; I pursued him, and took him, and collared him; he said, he had done nothing. I took him back to my shop. A young man picked up my umbrella, he gave it me; I knew it to be my property.

The property produced and identified.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence; called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 22.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and whipped in Jail .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

78. RICHARD KEYS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the sixth of January , a range, value 20 s. and a copper, value 30 s. the property of John Powell .

JOHN POWELL . I let a house to Mrs. Birch for thirty pound a year, with the fixtures, a range, and copper. The prisoner married this woman, she lived with him a fortnight or three weeks, and then she ran away from him. On twelfth night I had the key of the house given me, by the prisoner's son, the prisoner had gone away and locked up the house. The iron range and copper, he had pulled out of the brick work and sold them; he said, he had a right to take them away, as he understood his wife had bought them.

Mr. Knapp. When did you make any complaint to any magistrate. - A. In May, when I first saw him after he left the house.

SUSANNAH BIRCH . I know my mother took the house of Mr. Powell, at thirty pound a year; and when she went away, she was to leave the fixtures as she found them. My mother married the prisoner after last Michaelmas, she left him on the 16th of December; Mr. Keys knew very well, the fixtures did not belong to my mother; my mother told him they were not her property.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

79. MARY M'DONALD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 24th of November , two washing-tubs, value 2 s. 6 d. the property of James Trotter .

ELIZABETH TROTTER . I am the wife of James Trotter : I live at 32, Great Saffron-hill . On the 24th of November, I saw the prisoner going out of the passage into the street; I called my husband, and pointed out the prisoner to him; he went after her and brought her back; she had got two of my washing-tubs with her, she had taken them out of the cellar.

JAMES TROTTER . I pursued after the prisoner and took her two doors off; she had the two washing-tubs in her hand; I know them to be mine.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. A woman at the corner of Peter-street, asked me to carry the tubs for her; I said, no: unfortunately for me, I stood by the tubs only while she went over the way.

GUILTY , aged 56.

Privately whipped and discharged.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

80. SAMUEL WHITE was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the seventh of December , two bridles, value 7 s. the property of George Butler .

GEORGE BUTLER . I live in Bleeding-heart yard, Charles-street, Hatton-garden : I keep stables there. On the seventh of December, in the morning, I saw the prisoner leaving the harness room with his hands behind him, under his coat. I called to him, to know what he had got under his coat; he said, nothing, and ran as fast as he could. I called stop; I was near to him, and he was stopped; I went and took hold of his collar; he said, he had got nothing that belonged to me; he opened his clothes immediately, and a young man picked up the bridles and gave them to me; I did not see him drop them; I knew the bridles to be my property.

GEORGE ALLEN . I am apprentice to James Kemble , 25, Brook-street. On the seventh of December, I was going through Bleeding-heart yard, I heard Mr. Butler, cry, stop that man; the prisoner was the man; and when Mr. Butler collared the prisoner, I saw himtake the bridles from his coat and throw them against the door; I picked them up and gave them to Mr. Butler.

Prisoner's Defence. I was truly unfortunate to come through that place, it being a thoroughfare; I did go to the harness room and holloaed out Thomas, to the ostler. I might be running, as I generally do in my travels; I told him I had nothing, and unbuttoned my coat to shew him. I hope my lord you will not think there is the least shadow of my guilt in that boy's evidence. I have been an unfortunate man through life.

GUILTY , aged 42.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

71. MICHAEL HAGGERTY was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury .

The indictment was read by Mr. Arabin, and the case was stated by Mr. Watson.

THOMAS CLARK . Q. Have you got the record of the conviction of Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. Yes. (The record read.)

JOHN LUDLOW . Q. Were you attending here in September sessions last - A. I was, sir.

Q. Were you present in court at the time that Sullivan and Fitzgerald were tried for the rape of Mrs. Walter - A. I was present.

Q. Look at the defendant, did he appear to give evidence on behalf of Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. Yes; he is the same man; I swore him here in this court in the usual manner.

Q. What are you - A. I am an officer belonging to this court; I administered the oath to him.

JOB SIBLEY. Q. You are short hand writer to this court - A. Yes, sir.

Q. I believe you took down in shorthand the whole of the evidence on the trial of Sullivan and Fitzgerald for the rape of Mrs. Walter in September sessions last - A. I did. There are the original notes.

Q. Look at the defendant did he then appear to give evidence on behalf of Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. He did; I recollect him perfectly well.

Q.Read to the court and jury the evidence that the defendant gave on the behalf of Sullivan and Fitzgerald - The evidence read.

MICHAEL HAGGERTY . I am a labourer at the East India docks.

Q. Do you know the prisoners, Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. Yes.

Q. Were you in company with the last witness at the Green man last Saturday week - A. It was the Saturday before.

Q. In short you were in company with Neale - A. Yes. It was about eleven o'clock.

Q. When you went in did you see either of the men at the bar - A. No.

Q. Did they come in the room while you were there - A. Yes.

Q. Did any body come in with them - A. I did not see any body.

Q. Did you ever see them after they came in the room in company with any woman - A. No.

Q. You saw Sullivan and Fitzgerald there - A. Yes.

Q. Did you see them in company with any woman - A. There was a woman there before them.

Q. Did that woman join in company with Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. Yes.

Q. Did you know that woman - A. No.

Q. Should you know her if you was to see her - A. I think if I was to see her I should know her. I saw that woman here (pointing to the prosecutrix) along with them.

Q. What did she do, did she sit down to drink with them - A. Yes.

Q. Did you keep your own company or did you join them - A. We kept our own company; we had a pint and a pot.

Q. Was Sullivan sober - A. No, he was very drunk; they all three were very drunk, the woman and the two men were very drunk.

Q. Did you hear any of their conversation - A. When we had drank the beer I advised Sullivan to go home along with me and Fitzgerald. Then she put her arm round Sullivan's neck and said he should not go, they would have another pot to drink.

Q. Did she say any thing else - A. No; when we went out we called Sullivan along with us, she called for another pot of beer; I left the house and do not know whether she had the beer or not.

Q. Neale and you went away together - A. Neale and me went away together; before we went away I saw Sullivan take out of his pocket three shillings and sixpence.

Q. Do you know what Sullivan took it out for - A. The woman told Sullivan to go home with her.

Q. Did she say for what purpose - A. To go home with her to sleep with her; she said so.

Q. Was he to give her the three shillings and sixpence for the purpose of sleeping with her - A. Yes; I heard her say this.

Q. Did Sullivan agree to this - A. Yes.

Q. Did you know that woman before - A. Yes.

Q. Did you know her name - A. I knowed her name.

Q. So you are quite sure as to her person - A. Yes.

Q.She was very drunk - A. She was, sir.

Mr. Knapp. You knew her name before, tell us her name now - A. Mrs. Walter I believe they call her.

Q. Now you have told us all you know about this business, you are sure no woman came in with them - A. Yes; this woman did.

Q. Did the woman come in with them - A. Yes. There was a woman in the house before.

Q. But this woman came in with them - A. Yes.

Q. You are quite sure you cannot make any mistake that this woman came in with them - A. Yes.

Q. Then they drank together - A. Yes.

Q. She put her arm round his neck and said he should go home with her - A. Yes.

Q. They were all three very drunk, quite stupid - A. Yes.

Q. So drunk she could not walk - A. Oh, yes, she could, well.

Q. She could not speak - A. Yes, she could.

Q. Was she drunk - A. She had plenty.

Q. You had not known her before - A. Yes.

Q.Have not you been to Mrs. Walter and offered her seven guineas to stop the prosecution, now answer that upon your oath; have not you been to the prosecutrix's house and offered seven guineas to stop the prosecution - A. I was never inside of the house.

Q. Whether you were in the house or not have not you offered seven guineas to stop the prosecution -

COURT. Man, now mind what you say, you hear it - A.No, sir, I never did.

Mr. Knapp. Never at no place - A. No, sir.

Q. Nor any other sum - A. No.

Q. Did you never offer no sum of money at no place nor at any time - A. No.

Q. Who did you offer the money to - A. To no person.

Q. You never offered no money to any body at all to stop this prosecution - now stand up - upon your oath have not you offered her money to stop the prosecution - A. No.

Q. But however you are quite sure that they came in together - A. Yes.

Q.Who served the beer - A. The man of the house.

Q. Are you quite sure that the man of the house brought the beer - A. Upon my soul I am not quite sure whether it was a man or a woman. I saw beer upon the table.

ELIZABETH WALTER . Q. You are the wife of whom - A. Of Thomas Walter.

Q.You are the same person as gave evidence here in September sessions last of being ill treated by Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. The same.

Q. You were the then prosecutrix - A. I was.

Q. I would ask you whether on the 16th of September last you were at the Green Man public house, at Poplar, at all - A. Never. I have been there, but not on that day, nor on the night of the 16th of September.

Q. Was the 16th of September the day on which you were ill-treated by Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. I believe it was the Saturday evening, but I do not know the day of the month.

Q. Did you at all see Sullivan and Fitzgerald at that public house on the Saturday - A. To my knowledge I never saw him in my life; I never saw him at that public house that night.

COURT. Did you ever see the prisoner at the bar at that public house in your life - A. Never in my life.

Q. About eleven o'clock on that night were you drunk or sober - A. I was as sober as I am now, and I had not so much as I have had to day; in the morning I drank part of a glass of gin, and part of a pot of beer; I was perfectly sober.

Q. During the course of the day, till at night you met with Sullivan and Fitzgerald had you been in company with Sullivan and Fitzgerald, or in a public house with them - A. No, not in company with them at all; I did not know them.

Mr. Watson. Now previous to the ill-treatment that you have sworn to did you ever put your arm round the neck of Sullivan - A. No; I never saw him either at the Green Man public house at Poplar; or any where else.

Q. Did you at any time receive any offer of money of three shillings and six-pence of him in any way whatever - A. No, not of Sullivan, nor any body else; I never had seen him before the ill-treatment, to my knowledge.

COURT. Had you received an offer of three shillings and sixpence from him to go home and lay with him - A. No.

Q. Did Sullivan take out three shillings and sixpence to give you - A. No; I never saw him.

Q. You never saw him at the Green man at Poplar or any where else till he ill-treated you - A. No; I never saw him till then.

Q.Did he ask to sleep with you - A. No.

Q. Did you advise Sullivan to have another pot of beer - A. No.

Mr. Watson. When did you see the prisoner after the ill-treatment you received - A. In my own house, on the Sunday morning next, after I received the ill-treatment on the Saturday evening.

Q. Did he say any thing to you, and what - A. He said he was very sorry to see I had been so ill-treated; he begged me to make it up, for a trifling sum of money would do me more good than going through the law; I told him I could do nothing in it. I would go to the magistrate; then he followed me up to Shadwell to Mrs. Jackson's, the public house, where we retired; he offered me six guineas, or some money; there were six guineas in it, and he would make another pound when I got home, or another guinea, I do not knew which, for me not to appear against Sullivan and Fitzgerald. They told me I was to go away and not to appear against Sullivan and Fitzgerald.

Q. Was any body present at the time this conversation took place - A. Yes, Mr. Vallas; he was present when Haggerty offered me this money.

Q. Did he offer you this money, or any other sum of money to stop the prosecution against Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. Yes.

JOHN SIDEYS . Q. On the 16th of September last did you keep the Green Man at Poplar - A. Yes.

Q. Do you know Mrs. Walter - A. I know her by sight.

Q. Was she at any time of the day or night on the 16th of September, at your public house - A. Not to my knowledge.

Q. Were you at home about eleven o'clock that night - A. I was at home and in bed; my house was shut up before eleven o'clock.

Q. Was she at your house at eleven o'clock at night on the 16th of September - A. She was not.

Q. If she was there at that time must not you have seen her there - A Most assuredly; because I always take care and see every body out.

Q. Do you know any thing of two persons of the name of Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. I knew Sullivan by name, and by sight, but Fitzgerald not by name, by sight I might.

Q. Was Mrs. Walter in your house in company with Sullivan and Fitzgerald at eleven o'clock at night - A. I saw neither of them.

COURT. Then this is not true that she and Sullivan and Fitzgerald were all very drunk at your house - A. I deny that; and that she put her arm round Sullivan's neck and said he should not go, and called for another pot, that is not true, because we shut up before eleven o'clock, and I had not to my knowledge seen them.

ELIZBETH SIDEYS. Q. You are the wife of JohnSideys that keeps the Green Man at Poplar - A. Yes.

Q. At eleven o'clock at night on the 16th of September was Mrs. Walter at your house - A. No.

Q. Were two persons, or either of them, of the name of Sullivan and Fitzgerald at your house that night - A. Not at that hour; they might be there in the night; I do not recollect seeing them; they were constant customers of mine.

Q. Did you see Mrs. Walter at your house - A. No.

Q.Were they all three very drunk at your house, Mr. Walters, Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. No, neither of them at eleven o'clock; the house was shut, every body was out, and the family in bed.

JOHN VALLAS. I am a shop seller in Poplar.

Q. Do you know Mrs. Walter - A. Yes.

Q.Look at the prisoner, where you present at any time when the prisoner had any conversation with her - A. Yes; I was in a public house at Shadwell, kept by one Jackson, I was sitting in one of then back rooms; Mrs. Walter and Haggerty came into the same room; Mrs Walter sat down by the side of me; Haggerty held some money in his hand, he said he would give her provided she would make it up with Sullivan and Fitzgerald. It was on Monday the 18th of September.

Q.Did you observe what the money was - A. I saw some notes, and some gold on the notes; the prisoner, to the best of my knowledge, said it was to the amount of six guineas; and he would give her that and another after he got home, if she would make it up with Sullivan and Fitzgerald. The woman asked me what she had better do in it.

Q.Where was the woman going then - A.She was in waiting to go to the public office, Shadwell; Sullivan and Fitzgerald had not had their hearing then.

COURT. You are sure the prisoner is the man - A. Yes; I am confident he is the man. I was the officer who took Sullivan, along with others.

Q.When you took Sullivan was Mrs. Walter drunk or sober - A. She appeared to me to be sober; I cannot say whether she was drunk or sober.

ROBERT WEBSTER. I am an officer of the parish of Poplar.

Q.On the 16th of September do you know any thing of the apprehension of the persons of Sullivan and Fitzgerald - A. Yes; I took Fitzgerald to the watchhouse.

Q. How came you to take him up - A. I heard the shrieks of a woman.

Q. Did she come to the watchhouse - A. Yes; she followed us to the watchhouse with the rest of the others.

Q. Was she drunk or sober - A. She appeared to me to be sober.

Prisoner's Defence. My lord, and gentlemen of the jury, it is with sincere penitence and contrition I acknowledge myself guilty; I leave myself to the mercy of this honourable court, and pray it to use its usual clemency, begging your lordship to consider it was my zeal actuated me; and my attachment to my brother countrymen, urge me thereinto, and have only to submit it to your lordship in extenuation of my guilt. Before that period I never was in a court of justice, and I was unacquainted with reading and writing. I have a wife and two children, drove to the utmost distress, I pray your lordship to consider my wife and my family and to consider me an object of mercy, and should I experience your humanity the lenity shewn unto me shall ever impress me with the most grateful sensations, and deter me from offending the laws of my God, and my country. - Signed by the mark of Michael Haggerty X .

GUILTY .

Fined 1 s. Confined One Week in Newgate , and then to be Transported for Seven Years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

72. JAMES PEPPIET was indicted for that he on the 24th of November , at the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell , unlawfully did make an assault upon James and Thomas Whitehead , officers of our Lord the King , in the service of the Excise, duly constituted, and then and there being on shore, and doing their duty in seizing and securing a large quantity of British spirits, and the vessels containing the same, and also a horse and cart, made use of in the same for the removal of the said spirits, which were then and there liable to be seized .

To this indictment the defendant pleaded

G UILTY .

Imprisoned Three Kalender Months in the House of Correction .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JAMES CALLAN was convicted last sessions of grand larceny,

Transported for Seven Years .

WILLIAM HEDGE was indicted in September sessions, was put to the bar. Mr. justice Grose delivered the opinion of the judges on his case as follows; -

William Hedge , you were convicted at a former sessions of embezzling money that you received on account of your master; upon that indictment you were tried and convicted; I am now going to deliver to you the opinion of the judge. The fact was this, your master desired a neighbour to go to the shop and purchase some articles, whether you put the money in the till or not. They supplied this neighbour with money of their own, the neighbour went to the shop, bought the articles, they came to three shillings; it appears that you embezzled the money; your counsel was of opinion that you might have been indicted of larceny at common law, and not for embezzling. It appears the money had been in your master's possession, and he supplying a person with it to purchase articles at the shop, it must be considered your master's money at the time of delivery. That this must be considered your master's money there can be no doubt, because he having marked it before he supplied the person with it to purchase articles at the shop, and that marked money was afterwards found upon you, as appears by the evidence from the notes of the learned judge who tried the case; and it appears from looking in to your case, that in reality the case turns upon whether this fact committed was in common law a larceny, or whether it was within a late act of parliament made for the purpose to prevent the embezzling of servants from their masters. Upon looking into this case and former cases, it appears there has been a case like your case, and the facts are similar; it was the unanimous opinion of the judges in the case of one Bull, who was indicted for a similar offence, and who was a servant attending his master's shop; his master employed a customer to come to his shop, for this purpose he gave him some markedshillings of his own, and of which the customer bought goods; soon after the master examined the till, and not finding all the marked money he caused the prisoner to be searched, the rest of the marked money was found upon him; the judges were of opinion that the prisoner was not guilty of the larceny it was only a breach of trust. This case therefore rules yours; from that case it most clearly appears that yours was not a case of larceny but a breach of trust; your case in every respect is like that case that was not a larceny but a breach of trust. I am directed to say by the judges that the conviction against you was right.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.