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"0. POLICE. SOW-STREET.—ON Thursday Thomas Dally, a watchman belonging to the parish of St. 4 Mary-Ie-Strand, was brought to tii coffice, charged with concerned, "with another man, not yet taken, in robbing Carolina Wil- cox, wife of John Witcox, oatswain's mate 'of his Majesty's brig He; Banknotes of 201. and lof. each, to the amount of about 200i. and 61. in nine valuablegowus, and other women's wearing appall. The prosecutrix's husband was some years since a steward on board the Columbus, in the West India trade, till altout tive years since, when he was pressed on board one of his Ma- jesty's ships; from which he was removed to the Rolla, on board of which be was promoted to he a gunner, in which situation he remain- ed about a year and half, when he was remo- ved to the Beagle, and was promoted to he boatswain's mate. He then sent for his wife, and she sailed with him to the Baltic. On their return they joined the expedition to Flushing, and while on hoard, the Prosecu- trix nursed the Captain's (Newcomb's) wife during her confinement in child-birth. About ¡ two months ago they returned to dock, at Sheerness, for the vessel to be repaired. I On Tuesday week, they went to the Downs, where they were paid off; her husband re- ceived three years pay and some prize-money, which he gave her, in cousequeuce of his being ordered to sea again, and desired her to return home 110 Ireland to her mother, who has the care of their two children. The money he gave hertoether with the sum she received as a present from Captain Newsomb, made up the above. Early on Saturday morning she left Deal by the stage, and arrived in the evening at the Golden Cross, Charing-cross. She not knowing any person in Kngiaud, took her place in the Liverpool coach, to proceed the following morning to Ireland. Sise slept at (be Inn, and was called, in the morning at lour o'clock, the coach starting at live. She got up when she was called, and was waiting for the coach under the gateway in St. Mar- tiu's-lane the osller went to her, and told her, the coach was nearly ready, aull to follow liiiu she did so a few yards, but it being dark, lost sight of him, when the Prisoner aud another mall accosted her, and said they wer^ going by the coach she was, and as ti e coach would stop at three places before it got off the shuies, which was VcYv disagreeable, advised her lo walk on witfc them, till they got to Hie last place, winch she was silly enough to agree to. They tet off, anù as she supposed, along the Strand; the contrary road she goes. It has since been ascertained they went up Drury-tai.e, and stopped at the Black- Boy public house; the Prisoner and his com. pauioii had tlireeWaIf-pints of gin the Prose- cutrix would not take any liquor, but got some milk of a woman at the door. After the Prisoner and his company had drank their gin, they conducted her to the Cock public-house, in Dyot-street,TSt. Giles's, which theyj told her was the last, place the coach called at; and they asked lici- to treat tIleAll With some liqljol., she agreed to. She put her bundle on the bar, in expectation of the coach coming up. The Prisoners companion took her bun- dle on his back, she supposing he v?as taking it to the coach. In a few minuites alter, the Prisoner told her the other man had run away with her bnndle; this very much alarmed her. The Prisoner said he would run after him, and bring him back; he then run out of the house, but never rclnrncd. III til is for- lorn state, the Proseculrix was left in one of the most shocking and dangerous neighbour- hoods in London, without knowiHg where she was, or a single person in England, and rob. bed of the whole of her property this brought her into such a distracted state.of mind, that she took a penknife from her pocket, and cut her throat. However, a surgeon was procu- red, and it was discovered that the knife had not penetrated deep enough toendangerher iife. The wound was sewed up, and she is in a fair way of doing well. She said, in justification of her rash act, that she plight as well lose her life as hcr money and cloathes. In this forlorn state, an honest sailor took compas- sion upon her, and took her to his apartments, where she fared as he and his wife did during Sunday, and they made up a bed for her. On Monday honest Jack went with her to several pawnbrokers, to inquire after her cloathes, which had been-stolen; the wife of the sailor requested her not to speak, as they were in such a bad neighbourhood, their life would be in danger, and should not wonder at the house being set on fire. After the sai. lor had made many fruitless inquiries, he con- ducted her to the above office, where Tread- way, traced the constable belonging to St. Giles's, undertook to investigate the business for her, and took her under his protection, and procured her a habitation. Treadway traced out the two public houses where they stopt at, and learned, at the Cock public house, in Dyot-street, that one of the men's name was Daly, and that he was a watchman, but did not know the parish he belonged to; the other man who was with him they only knew by sight. Treadway inquired at several parishes, and at length discovered liiiu to belong to St. Mary-le-Strand, and apprehen- ded him on Monday night, on his beat, in Fountain-court. On Thursday the Prisoner underwent an examination, when he acknowledged being one of the men who was with the Prosecutrix hpltuA?J?j§4,!MlP5*in2 .wlu> the other was, oi wlieie he was to. he fouud tic was com aulted tor further examination.



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