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<persName id="t18220703-57-defend536" type="defendantName"> WILLIAM HODSOLL
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<persName id="t18220703-57-person537"> JOSEPH WALKER
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<interp inst="t18220703-57-person537" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a labourer in the East India Company's service, at the tea warehouse in Cutler-street. On Saturday, the 18th of May, the prisoner came to the warehouse, and presented me a permit for four chests of tea, one of which was No. 8720 - he said he came from Mr. Goodey for a chest of tea, that he was his porter, and this one chest was wanted immediately to go into the country by a waggon, and that the carman was gone to the Docks, and would call for the other three on his return; I believed this account and delivered it to him; he took it away on his head. This was about half-past two o'clock. Goodey's carman called a quarter of an hour after, and wanted four chests; I told him one was delivered to their porter. I had told the prisoner to take the permit with him, to prevent its being seized - he said his order was to leave it with me. On Monday I saw him in custody. I am certain of his person.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You did not know Mr. Goodey - A. No. I should not have delivered it unless he had produced the permit. I knew Goodey by name. The permit is obtained at the Permit-office. There is never any other document brought to me.</p>
<persName id="t18220703-57-person538"> JAMES HONOUR
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<interp inst="t18220703-57-person538" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a labourer in the East India Company's service. The prisoner brought the permit to Walker. I helped the chest of tea on his knot; he went away with it.</p>
<persName id="t18220703-57-person539"> GEORGE PERKINS
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<interp inst="t18220703-57-person539" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am porter to Mr.
<persName id="t18220703-57-person540"> George Goodey
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<interp inst="t18220703-57-person540" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , who lives in the Borough. I know the prisoner; he was never employed by Mr. Goodey. I saw him on the 18th of May, about a quarter before three o'clock, in Fenchurch-street, with one chest, as I was going to fetch four chests; I knew him before that; I said nothing to him, but went to the warehouse for a request note to go to the Excise-office for a permit for four chests of tea, and could not find the request note in the box - I was going out of the yard, and Walker called to me; I found he had the permit, and, in consequence of what he told me, I informed my master.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="182207030028"/>I have known the prisoner about six months; he was never in our employ. I assist in the business. My uncle bought four chests of tea; I never gave the prisoner orders to get this tea, nor did I give him the permit. Any man might get a request note for permits - I had no intention of sending one of the chests into the country. I saw the prisoner about twelve o'clock on Saturday night, in a state of intoxication. He was taken about nine o'clock on Sunday morning; I told him what he was taken for; he said he knew nothing about it; that he did not know what I was talking of - he resisted. He afterwards said he had lodged it with
<persName id="t18220703-57-person543"> John Searl
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<interp inst="t18220703-57-person543" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in the Borough-market. I have not found it; it is worth 23 l. Searl and Byfield were apprehended in consequence of what he said.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Q. What is he - A. A porter in the Borough-market - I never saw him at work. I saw him at twelve o'clock at night drunk; I went to the watch-house, and on returning he was gone. He did not say he was employed by Searl and Byfield to get it.</p>
<persName id="t18220703-57-person544"> GEORGE GOODEY
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<interp inst="t18220703-57-person544" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a tea-dealer in the Borough. I had bought four chests of tea. I never gave the prisoner orders to apply for them - he was unknown to me. I did not intend to send any of them into the country. I sent the carman for it; he only brought three chests.</p>
<p>MR. PHILLIPS addressed the Jury on behalf of the prisoner, stating that his account was that a person sent him with the permit, and he was to lodge the tea at Searl's house.</p>
<p>JURY to WALKER. Q. Is it usual for porters to bring permits for four chests and only take one - A. Yes. We always ask if they belong to the persons named in the permit.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>

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