The New-York Reporter; Containing Reports of Trials and Decisions in the Different Courts of Judicature Volume 1, No. 2

The New-York Reporter; Containing Reports of Trials and Decisions in the Different Courts of Judicature Volume 1, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...that a great dinner was to be given at the City Hotel, and that he, M'Dowell, was to be a waiter there. And it was then agreed between M'Dowell, Farrel, and himself, that they should steal whatever they could.--Kelly put on M'Dowell's surtout coat, his own being very shabby, and they went to the hotel. There Kelly assisted the waiters, and stole two bundles, which M'Dowell and he took to Farrel's house. That about dusk Mr. Black arrived, and he saw the trunk placed in No. 13. At this time M'Dowell and Farrel were at home, whither Kelly went, and told them of the trunk. Then all three weut buck to the hotel, and Kel ly went up stairs, brought the trunk down, and in the passage, near the front door, delivered it lo Farrel. Farrel afterwards told him that there were watches and jewellery in the trunk, and some papers, which latter he had burnt. It appeared from all the testimony that this confession had not been extorted by promises or threats, but was made voluntarily. Kellyprofessed much contrition for his misconduct, imputing the whole to Farrel, ami declared that he had made the disclosure simply because he suffered deeply in his feelings for Mr. Black's great loss. The examination of M'Dowell before the police magistrates, after he had been arrested in consequence of Kelly's disclosure, was then read, and fully agreed in all particulars with Kelly's account. Farrel, in his examination, denied all know-! ledge of the transaction, but admitted that he was at the hotel the evening the trunk was stolen. The evidence was summed up for the prisoners by Mr. D. Grnkam and Mr. Rodm'tn, who contended that M'Dowell and Farrel, as they had not, in the first instance, taken the trunk, but after the felony by Kelly was complete, had merely more

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