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Light. I did not tarry at all; I came in for Mr. Whittaker. How do you know it was a pint of drink, and went away.

that time? Mr. Whittaker. Was you not in his com- Giles. After he was gone, I did but lock up pany after that ?

my doors, and go up stairs, and it struck eleren. Light. I came into the house before they Mr. Whittaker. What condition was he io ? went away

Giles. Very drunk. Mr. Whittaker. Wbat time of night was it Mr. Whittaker. How long bad the fire been when came in the second time?

before that ? Light. About ten o'clock.

Giles. A long time, some lours: the people Mr. Whittaker. How long did they stay that went along, said, they had burnt the after that ?

inside of the meeting. About eight o'clock Light. Until between ten and eleven. they were burning it, and about ten o'clock Then Ward was sworn.

they said it was all burnt.

Just. Trucy. Did you hear him talk of any Mr. Whittaker. Did you see Dammaree the fire at a friend's house in the Strand ? first of March at night ?-Ward. Yes.

Giles. He said nothing of that, but asked Mr. Whittaker. What time of night was it? me if there was not a fire: I said there was a Ward. Half an hour after ten.

fire in Lincoln's-inn-fields. Mr. Whittaker. Where did you see him ? Sol. Gen. Was any body with him?

Ward. I left him at this gentlewoman's Giles. Nobody but himself. shop.

Att. Gen. Was you acquainted with him? Mr. Whittaker. Where does she live?

Giles. I never saw him before, that I know. Ward. In Fleet-street.

Att. Gen. Then you was an utter stranger Mr. Whittaker. Io what condition was he to him? How came he to be talking with you? when you saw him there?

Giles. I was standing at the door with some Ward. He was drunk.

others, and he came to us. Mr. Whittaker. Did you see him do any Att. Gen. Did he come to you on any bu. thing indecent?

siness? Ward. Yes, he reeled about, and asked Giles. He came as he was walking along, what is the matter? We told bim there was a and asked me, what was the matter? disturbance; says he, I hear there is a fire. Att. Gen. Had not you been asked that

Mr. Whittaker. What did he do after that ? question by a great many before ?
Ward. I left him there.

Giles. By a great many.
Mr. Whittaker. Was any body with him ? Att. Gen. Do you remember who asked
Ward. No, none but himself.

you the question before bim?-Giles. No. Mr. Darnell. How long before had the Att. Gen. Then how came you to take more fire been

notice of him than of others that asked the Ward. A long time; there were forty people same question ? had come and said, that all the inside of the Giles. Because he stood a great while, and meeting was burned.

talked, and had the queen's coat on: he was Mr. Darnell. How long before that ? very fuddled, and stood and talked with me,

Ward. I believe it might be an hour before ; and that made me take notice of him. about eight o'clock: I was going into the Att. Gen. How came you to be subpænaed? city, I saw a great many people, and they Giles. Because I had said to several gentlehad the two irons that bore up the top of the women, that there was such an one taken up; pulpit : what is the matter, said I? Why, say they said he was pulling down the meetingthey, those men have the bars that kept up house: I said it was impossible, for that he the top of Mr. Burgess's pulpit; and I knew was with me at that time, and came from them to be those bars, for I have seen them the city-wards, and that made me enquire often.

into it. Mr. Darnell. Where was it that you saw Att. Gen. Then you was sent to him, was them ?-Ward. It was at St. Bride's church, you !

Mr. Darnell. You say the fire bad been an Giles. No; I did not go, but a gentlewoman bour before you saw him in Fleet-street ? in Arundel-street, one Mrs. Pinkney, did : I Ward. Yes.

know nothing of him : but because I thought L. C. Baron. Who told you they were the he could not be the man, I was willing to clear bars?

him if I could. Ward. The people that focked after them. Mr. Whittaker. How long have you lived Then Mrs. Giles was sworn.

where you now do ?

Giles. I have lived there twenty years. Mr. Whittaker. Do you remember the night Sol. Gen. What did you talk about? He that this disturbance was, that you saw Mr. could not be a quarter of an bour asking that Dammaree ?

question. Mrs. Giles. I saw him, I believe about a Giles. No; but a great many came by, and quarter after ten; he stood and talked with me. asked, who are you for ? and what are you?

Mr. Whittaker. How long did he stay ? And he said, you may see who I am for ; 'I am Gild. Above a quarter of an hour.

for the queen,

Sol. Gen. Then he did not talk will you so Cumm. I saw them push him from band to long?

hand, and I could compare bim to nothing but Giles. I was at the door all the time, and he a dog in a ring, they tossed him up and down; talked with me and others.

but I do not know the man, but only by the Damm. I desire to ask ber, whether I saia coat. any thing of a nurse-child ?

Mr. Darnell. Do you take it the mob made Giles. He said he had nursed my lord themselves merry wiih him, or, that he aided mayor's children.

them? An. Gen. What else did you talk of: Cumm. I cannot be a judge of that matter.

Giles. I advised bim to go home; and I Att. Gen. What time did you shut up your tarned about and went in, and he said, Good shop? night, Mistress.

Cumm. I shut it up, as near as I can guess, L.C. Baron. Did he talk sensibly ?

at seven o'clock, because there was a great Giles. He talked as if he was drunk. mob: my next neighbour would not keep open

L. C. Baron. He gave an account you say any longer ; so we shut up our shops, of nursing children : how came that?

Alt. Gen. What time did you send your Giles. I said to bim, I wished my lord servant to bed ? mayor would send out the guards to quell the Cumm, I sent him out about three quarters mob:

: says he, I nursed bis children ; that was after ten, or more, and I run down after him. the occasion of it.

Att. Gen. How long was it after you sent Mr. Darnell. Did he say any thing of any him away, that you went to look after him ? other purse children ?

Cumm. I went presently after him ; I got to Giles. Yes ; he said he nursed sir Richard the shop before him. Hoare's; did you nurse them, said I? Yes, Sul. Gen. Were not other people pushed says he, we did at home.

about besides bim ? Att. Gen. Are you sure that is the man? Cumm. I saw nobody pusbed about but him Giles. Yes; for I went to Newgate to see him. that had the queen's cloth on; I did not stay,

Mr. Thompson. How came you to remem- but made all the haste I could away. ber the time so exactly ?

L. C. J. Are you sure the prisoner is the Giles. Because I had stood at the door so

man you speak of?--Cumm. No. long, and heard several go by, and say, it was L. C. J. Do you believe it is he. such an hour.

Cumm. I cannot tell; I cannot take upon Mr. Whittaker. How near do you live from me to say, for it was a man with the queeu's St. Dunstan's clock ? Giles. Just over-against it.

L. C. J. Whereabout did you see him ? Mr. Whittaker. We will now call some wit- Cumm. I was coming up the dead wall unnesses, to shew that he was under force and der Lincoln's-inn garden to see for my servant, constraint.

and at the lower end, just by the shops, there Then Mr. Cummins was sworn.

was a great number of people made a ring,

like that where they play at cudgels : he was Mr. Darnell. Do you remember that you in the middle of thein, and they shoved bim saw Dammaree the oight that the disturbance about from one to another: I met immediately was at the meeting-house ?

with my boy, and I took him a box on the Cummins. My lord, I do not know the man; ear. but I did see a man with the queen's coat and L. C. J. I only want to know the place badge ; I keep a shop in Lincolo's-inn-fields, where you saw him. and a bouse in Turnstile: I being robbed there Cumm. In Lincoln's-inn. fields, within the some time before, I went between the two rails, under Lincoln's-inn garden, towards shops to see they did me no harm : I sent my Portugal-row; I believe it might be seven or servant to bed, and going to see if he was there, eight yards within the rails. I did not find him ; but going back again by Damm. My lord, this shirt which I have on the fire, the mob cried, Huzza, Sacheverell

. I now, was torn by them. thinking of the boy, did not mind to pull off my hat, and they struck me over my head, and

Then Mary Reading was sworn. then I was forced to halloo as they did. I met Mr. Whittaker. Was you near this fire ? my boy presently, and sent him to bed : I went Reading. My lord, I beard there was a away immediately, and by the fire I saw that great fire, so I went out, and saw a great light; man, and some people had bim by the should I saw one of our neigbbours; says she, where ders, and thrust him about, some one way, and is this fire ? I said, I heard it was in Lincoln's some another : sometimes be was at a distance inn-fields; at that, says she, my brother was from the fire, and sometimes very near it; but here just now, I wish he is not gone to it. She he seemed as if be could not stand.

asked me to go along with her; we went into Mr. Darnell. Wbat time of night was this? Lincolu’s-inn-fields, and saw the fire. As we Cumm. As near as I can guess, it was about stood there, I saw a sconce brought, and eleven o'clock.

thrown into the fire. I saw a little short man, Mr. Darnell. Did you see the mob lay hands a black man, in black bair, carry the sconce on him?

round the fire three times, VOL. XV.

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cloth op.

Mr. Whittaker. What dress was hein ?

Then Isabel Prince was sworn. Reading. I could not see what dress; I saw he was in waterman's cloaths, but I could not Mr. Whittaker. Was you at the fire in see the colour; but that is not tbe man, Lincoln's-inn-fields the first of March last, at Mr. Darnell, Is that the man?

night?-Prince. Yes. Reading. No; he was a little short man in Mr. Whittaker. Do you remember who it his own hair.

was that carried the brass sconce ? Mr. Darnell. Was there any more than one Prince. Sir, I went to the fire, because I sconce thrown in ?

have a brother lives by there, and was afraid Reading. I saw no more.

that he might come to some damage. As I was L. C. J. You could not say what colour his going, there was a vast crowd, and a great cloaths were ; and can you say that this was ring; and in that ring, as I could see between not the man ?- Reading. Yes.

them, I saw a little man with black hair, very Mr. Darnell. Did you see any thing more? short; be carried the sconce three times round

Reading. When I came away, the fire was the fire, and then threw it in. pretty well burnt, and coming along, we met Mr. Whittaker. What sort of man do you with a waterman ; says the woman that was say he was? 'with me, Lord bless me! Here is one of *Prince. He was a black man, a short man the queen's watermen. What have you to say with bis own hair. to the queen's waterinan ? says he: pothing, Mr. Whittaker. Is that he ?--'Prince. No. said she: but God bless the queen, and her Mr. Whittaker. Was he in a waterman's waterman too. Says be, you are a jolly girl, habit? and I will kiss you.

Prince. Yes; but I cannot say he had a badge. L. C. J. Whereabouts did you meet that L. C. J. Was you with the last witness ? waterman ?

Prince. Yes. Reading. As we were going from the fire, L. C. J. How near was you to the fire when we met bim going up to it, and this is the man you saw him carry it round ? that we met going towards the fire when we Prince. As near as I could get for the crowd, came from it.

I believe as near as that place. [Pointing to L. C. J. Was that before or after the burn- the other side the Court.]' I could not go any ing the sconce ?

nearer, for the fire was vastly hot. Reading. It was afterwards.

L. C. J. Was there any crowd there? L. C. J. How long was it after ?

Prince. Yes, a great one; but I was of the Reading. I can safely take my oath, it was outside of the ring. half an hour.

L.C. J. Tben if he was a little man, and L. C. J. Was any thing thrown into the fire you are no tall woman, and you were of the after that man came ?

outside of the ring, how could you see bim? Reading. I never went thither after it. Prince. Because I looked throngh under Att. Gen. Where do you live ?

their arms as they passed along: The crowd Reading. In St. Andrew's-street, near the was still going to fetch fire, so that they many Seven Dials.

times abated and came again. Att. Gen. Did you ever see him before ? L. C. J. You say you distinguished his hair Reading. Never before.

to be black ; what colour was his coat ? L. C. J. Where was you going when you Prince. I cannot well tell; but I believe it met bim?

was either grey or black. Reading. I was going homewards, towards L. C. J. Had be any badge? Great Queen-street, and I met him coming to- Prince. I believe he had. wards the fire.

L. C.J. Where was it?
L. C. J. Was there at that time any fire in Prince. I saw it upon bis arm.
Drury-lane ?

Mr. Whittaker. Was the crowd greater Reading. They were pulling down the about the fire at some times than others ? meeting. house in Drury-lane.

Prince. Yes, the crowd abated; some went L. C. J. Then you inet him coming from to Holborn, and some to the right, and some to Queen-street, a little time after that they had the left. begun to pull down the house in Drury-lane ; L. C. J. The last witness said, the fire was and, about half an hour after the branch burnt to a coal. was thrown into the fire in Lincoln's-inn. Prince. Yes, the fire was burnt to a coal ; fields ?

and as I was going home, I met this man; Reading. Yes, it was.

says 1, there goes the queen's waterman : L. C. Baron. Did you see that he was in says he, What have you to say to the queen's drink?

waterman ? Nothing, says I, but God bless Reading. I believe he was ; for the woman the queen, and her waterman too. · And then · he kissed said, he smelt strong of liquor. he gave me a kiss, and there we parted.

Att. Gen. How long was this after the L. C. J. I take notice of that expression, sconce was thrown in.

that you said, there goes the queen's waterReading. It was about half an hour; I be- man : Had you heard any talk before of the lieve rather more than less

queen's watermat ?

my boat.

you carry him ?

Prince. No, but I heard that the guards L.C.J. Which way was you going ? were coming:

Hales. I was going out of Fleet-street home, L. C. J. You did not take the waterman for where I live. one of the guards, did ye?- Prince. No. L.C. J. Where do you live ?

L. C. J. But had you beard any one speak Hales. Over against Somerset-house. of the waterman before ?-Prince. No.

L. C. J. Where did you meet him? L. C. Baron. Where did you meet him, Hales. I met him hy the Maypole. when you had that favour from him?

L. C. J. What place did you come from? Prince. Within the rails; he was going to Hales. I came out of New-street. the fire, and I was going from it.

L. C. J. Which way do you apprehend he L. C. Buron. Whence did he come ?

had come ? Prince. I think either from the corner, by Hales. I did not ask him; but he was in the the Dukeof Newcastle's, or from Clare-market; Strand, going along towards Temple-bar. I do not know which, for I met him within L. C. J. Whereabouts in the Strand ? the rails.

Hales. On the other side the Maypole, going Then Rowland Walker was sworn.

towards Strand-bridge.

L. C. J. What o'clock was it then ? Mr. Whittaker. Did you see Dammaree Hales. A little after eleven. the first of March last?-Walker. Yes.

Att. Gen. What o'clock do you take it to be Mr. Whittaker. At what time?

now? Walker. At half an hour after eleven.

Hales. What o'clock ! Why, it is past one. Mr. Whittaker. Where did you see him? Sol. Gen. Which side of Drury lane was it Walker. At Strand-bridge, I carried him in you saw him ?

Hales. On this side Drury lane. Mr. Whittaker. Where did you carry bim ?

Then Harbins was sworn. Walker. Cross the water. Mr. Darnell. Did you observe any clock Mr. Whittaker. Did you meet the prisoner strike!

at the bar on the first of March last; and at Walker. Yes ; Somerset-house clock struck what time? two quarters past eleven before he came into Harbins. I met bim in the Strand, as I was my boat.

going home to my lodging about eleven o'clock: Mr. Darnell. Where did

He was in drink, and I said to the geutleWalker. To Marsh's causeway.

woman with me, Pray have a care of the man, Mr. Darnell. Does be live there ?

for be is in drink. Walker. Yes, just by.

Att. Gen. Whereabouts did you meet him ? Mr. Darnell. Did you see bim home? Harbins. I met him about three doors from

Walker. No: I helped bim out of the boat ; the Swan tavern. but I did not go home with him.

Mr. Whittaker. My lord, we will call some Att. Gen. Was you desired to take notice witnesses to his reputation, to shew how le what o'clock it was ?

has all along demeaned himself, Walker. No; but I was in my boat waiting,

Then John Michaelmas was sworn. and beard the quarters strike.

Att. Gen. You say it struck the quarters ; Mr. Whittaker. Do you know the prisoner how many strokes denotes it?—Walker. Two. at the bar ?--Michaelmas. Yes.

Att. Gen. Then you did not hear what the Mr. Whittaker. Do you live in the same clock itself struck ?

parisb ?–Michaelmas. Yes. Walker. Yes; I heard the clock strike Mr. Whittaker. What are you there? eleven before he came down.

Mickaelmas. The church-warden. Mr. Darnell. What hour did the clock Mr. Whittaker. What behaviour is he of? strike, before it struck the two quarters ?

Michaelmas. Of very good bebaviour. Walker. The great clock struck eleven, and Mr. Whittaker. Iš be disaffected to the 1 sat in my boat and smoaked a pipe, and at the queen and government?* second stroke after eleven I took him into my Michaelmas. I believe no man better affected, boat.

Mr. Whittaker. Did you ever hear him talk L.C. Baron. What condition was he in ? disrespectfully of the queen or government ? Walker. Very mucb in drink.

Michaelmas. No ; quite otherwise : In Feb. Then Hester Hales was sworn.

Jast be came to me, and asked me, Do you hear

what a noise this mob makes ? Yes, said I ; I Mr. Whiltaker. Did you see Mr. Dammaree am sorry for it: and I am sorry too, says be : the first of March last, at night ? -- Hales. Yes. They say the queen is aggrieved at it, and it Mr. Whittaker. At what time?

troubles me to think of it. Hales. A little after eleven.

Mr. Whittaker. At any times when there Mr. Whittaker. At what place did you see has been public rejoicings for any victories, him?-Hales. At the Maypole, in the Strand. how has he behaved himself?

Mr. Whittaker. Which way was he going? Hales. I was coming out of Fleet-street, * See in this Collection vol. 9, pp. 631, and he was going the other way.

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Michaelnas. The most forward man in them. Moor. I never heard him say a word against L, C. J. Is be a sober man ?


queen, or government, but was always wilMichaelmas. Yes.

ling to serve the queen; and particularly when L. C. J. Does be rise to drick?

he was master of the company, in sending men Michaelmas. I have seen bim in drink. into the service. L. C. J. What kind a man is be then ?

Mr. Whittaker. How did be behave himself Michaelmas. A quiet temper; not at all in that? quarrelsome, but a fawning, loving temper, Moor. He did great service to the queen.

L. C. J. Did you ever bear him talk about Mr. Whittaker. Were there a great many the meeting-houses ?- Michaelmas. No. men taken ap by bim ?

L. C. J. I ask that question, because there Moor. He took up a great many men. has been a gross mistake spread abroad as if

Then John Hatfield was sworn. they were serving the queen, when they made that bustle ; that is a mistake that has gone Mr. Whittaker. How long have you know abroad.

the prisoner at the bar ? L. C. J. Did you ever hear bim say any Hatfield. Almost twenty years. thing of Dr. Sacheverell ?- Michaelmas. Yes. Mr Whittaker. How is he with respect to L. C. J. What did he say of him?

his principles towards the government? Michaelmas. He said, he wished the Sermon Hatfield. I never knew any ill by bim: 1 had never been preached, or printed ; and then never heard but he was an honest, careful this trouble had not been.

man; I never heard but that he loved the Mr. Whittaker. Did you see him after this? queen.

Michuclmas. Yes, I saw him the next day L. C. J. As to the matter of his reputation, I at noon ?

think it is pretty well established, and they say Att. Gen. Had you any discourse about the notbing against it. meeting - houses ? Michaelmus. No, none at all.

Alt. Gen. We come to try the man for this Mr. Darnell. Where did you see him the fact only, and have nothing to say to any former next day, and at what time?

transactions, Michaelmus. At twelve o'clock I saw bim Mr. Whittaker. My lord, we will call no pass by my door.

more witnesses, unless the queen's counsel give Mr. Thompson. You bave conversed with occasion in their reply. We think we bare him : did you never hear bim give bis opinion proved that he was not a free agent, but under of the Dissenters and the meeting-houses? the utmost force. We hope we have made it Michuelmas. No, never.

appear to the satisfaction of your lordship, and They Mr. Pottinger was sworn.

of the jury, that this man, though he had the

misfortune to be present when these tumults Mr. Darnell. How long have you known and disorders were, yet he had no share that Mr. Dammaree?

was criminal in thein. Pottinger. I have known him eighteen or Gentlemen, you will remember that though nineteen years.

one person

did swear that he carried the sconce Mr. Darnell. Do you take him to be disaf- in procession, yet we have proved that in point fected to the government?

of tinie it was impossible he should be there, Pottinger. No; not in my opinion.

and that there was another person that did it. Mr. Darnell. When you conversed with him As to the other witnesses, they take upon them to how has he declared binself?

say, that he did halloo with ihe mob; we must Pottinger. Always for the government as appeal to yon, the gentlemen of the jury, and much as any man in our parish, and I believe do not doubt but you have taken notice of what has been as serviceable as any mau in getting has been sworn, that he was under a force; and men to serve the queen when he was master of when he was in that condition, and in fear of the company:

such a tumultuous assembly, if to save himself L. C. J. 'What are you?

he did so far comply with them, that will not Pottinger. I call myself a timber-merchant. make him guilty of treason, and levying war

L. C. I. Then I suppose you have not had against the queen. much conversation with a waterman ?

I must observe as to Orrel, that witness that Pottinger. Not a great deal.

seems to affect us most, and carries us so far as Then Mr. Moor was sworn.

towards Drury-lane, he does not pretend to

give an account of any thing that coocerus us Mr. Whittaker. How long have you known precedent to that. Now if this man was got Mr. Dammaree?

into such a tumult as this, and he did go along Moor. I have known him above thirty years? with them a little way, and they cannot shew

Mr. Whittaker. What character 'has he that he acted any thing afterwards, there will be had ?

no reason to think him guilty of any crime, at Aloor. An honest, civil man, and as good a least, not of levying war, and so not of bighi neighbour as can be.

treason. We hope we shall stand fair in tbe Mr. Whittaker. How has he carried bimself opinion of the jury, that he was not a voluntary to the queen and goveroment?

or free agent in these disorders; but if we

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