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<interp inst="t18430130-name-690" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LAIDLEY</persName> </hi>. I live in Castle-street, Leicester-square. On the 1st of Jan., at two o'clock in the morning, I went to call on a friend in New
<lb/>castle-street, Strand, and met the prisoner there, who I had seen at my house occasionally—he was in company with another person, whom I knew—we drank together—I then went to a coffee-house, in Newcastle-court, to breakfast—the prisoner followed, and went in with me—it was then a little after five—we breakfasted there together—I had several half-crowns and two or three shillings—I had just changed a sovereign, and had spent some of it—I had been much fatigued, and fell asleep there—the prisoner was the only person who was with me, as the house was just opened—when I awoke he was gone, and I missed all the money I had—about one the same day I gave information to a constable, went with him to the prisoner's lodging, and found him in bed—he said he knew what I came for, he had got my money, and had taken care of it for me—he gave me half-crowns to the amount of 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said that was not all I lost, and he gave me another half-crown—I then left, and just as I came out I met another constable—I told him that I had been robbed, and he said I must come back with him—I told him I had get part of my money, I had not got all—we then took the prisoner to the station—I had had about 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether, as near as I could calculate my money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You changed a sovereign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about an hour before—I changed it to pay for what I had at Mr. Brown's—I had some silver before—I had 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I cannot say which—I did not say when I received the 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., that I believed that was all—I have not been to the prisoner's father and got a sovereign from him—his father sent for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go to the prisoner's father's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Decidedly I did, and I got a sovereign from him—I lost all the money I had that night—I was going away in the morning—I left the house, where I had been residing for about two months, at the corner of Old-street, at half-past twelve o'clock that night—I wanted to go by the Hull packet that morning, and was af aid I should oversleep myself—I left the house when the house closed—I had been there from twelve till half-past twelve—I was to go off by the Hull steamer at half-past seven from the Tower-stairs, but I was going to fetch my things, which I left in Albemarle-street—the first place I got to was Newcastle-court, where I called to see Mr. Brown—I went next to a coffee-house in Holy well-street, I think—I stopped there about fifteen or twenty mi
<lb/>nutes—I then went to Mr. Hudson's, in Drury-Iane—that was the last coffee-house I was at—I do not know whether I received the sovereign from hit father, it was from some of the party—it was not at his father's house or where he lodged—it was at the house of a person named Sheen, who is a relation of the prisoner's father I think—I went because I was sent for—I got from his father 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether; and if I got the 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the policeman, that would be 47
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was induced to take that 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., because I wanted to go into the country.</p>
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