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wit- have a good hat; that it was the ness was on the street for three
pannels who said so. He recolhours.
lects meeting M'Intosh, SutherJames Burgess, shoemaker, said, land, Stewart, and Kidd, on the that he was on the streets, on the Sunday before the new year, on 31st December, and came to the the South Bridge; that Sutherland South Bridge about 11 o'clock, said he was going on board a man where he saw a number of people of war, and would not stay till the knocking down gentlemen, and saw new year ; that M Intosh advised the pannel M'Intosh very busy, on him to stay to give the police a the South Bridge, doing so, and licking, particularly one Murray, also saw him on the North Bridge saying, he was a wicked man, and attack a gentleman near to the chaced them off the Bridge; that Post-Office; that Macdonald was M'Intosh advised the witness to go also very active knocking down to the Meadows to cut sticks with gentlemen, and both of them had good heads, to give the police a sticks; he saw a student knocked licking, and he brought in two, down at the east end of the South one of which he gave to M*Intosh, Bridge, who afterwards went into which stick witness identified in an entry, where some little boys Court; that the pannels had more followed him; does not know Su- to say among the lads than any of therland; that several watches and the rest. Recollects going to the hats were taken from gentlemen by Abbey one night before the new the mob, of which Macdonald and year, with the pannels and others, M'Intosh were a part.
and M'Intosh desired Sutherland John Tasker, prisoner in the to tell Johnston to come up on Canongate jail, said, that he knew the last night of the year, and Suof a number of lads who used to therland said he would tell Johnmeet at the bottom of Niddry Street ston when he saw him; that he when they came from their work, knows a number of lads belonging about nine o'clock. Sometimes to the Canongate and Calton who they met thrice a-week, and wit met for the same purposes as the ness has frequented these meetings Nidulry Street meeting, and Johnmore than half a year; that he ston was one of them; that the knows the pannels, who were ac- pannels, Swan and Kidd, and the customed to come to those meet witness, met about nine o'еlock, ings, which were also frequented on the 31st December, when it by the two Swans, Kidd, Clark, was agreed, that whatever was got and others; that the purpose of that night was to be given to Mölnche meeting was to pick quarrels tosh, who was to divide it next with people, and to strike them, day; that Boatswain, Sutherland, but never them take any
Kidd, Stewart, the two Swans, thing; has heard that things were and witness, were in the King taken, and given to one Caw; has George tap-room, Fleshmarket heard that cheeses were disposed Close, about ten o'clock, where of in this way, and has got whisky they staid half an hour, and then as part of his share ; that he has left it. They had all sticks, and heard them called Keellies; that Sutherland said he was resolved to three or four weeks before the new have a good hat; that they all year, he heard of a plan to give went down the Canongate, and rethe police a licking, (beating) and turned up streets, when they met some of them said that they would M'Intosh, and shortly after they
Trial of Hugh M Donald, #r. .: 255 met Johnston, and the Canongate land was taken off the street by a and Calton lads. Sutherland de- girl, about two o'clock; but he sired the Canongate party to go to
saw M‘Intosh till four o'clock. Did the South Bridge; that he saw 'not see the Boatswain again 'till Johnston knock down a police near four o'clock, and he was man, and M‘Intosh also struck him dressed nearly as before. · Witness with the stick he now sees in and M‘Intosh went into a stair on Court ; that he did not see Suther. the South Bridge, about half-past land at that time, nor M.Donald, two, when M'Intosh showed him who was rather the worse of liquor, some gold cases and two watches, and said he would go and get a and asked him 'if they were worth sleep, and he did not see him any thing; witness said they were. again till near 'four in the morning; Being shown Mr N. Allan's watch, that there were a great many per- thinks it is like one of them which sons striking the policeman. "John- M'Intosh showed him. Next ston's gang was chacing a gentle morning, M.Donald called on the man down the street, whom John- witness, asking to see M Intosh, in ston knocked down, and he fell order to get the booty divided, but into a close ; that both the parties he could not tell any thing about came to the South Bridge, when M'Intosh at that time. Witness two gentlemen were attacked, one gave MʻIntosh a chain, and saw of whom was knocked down by John Swan give him about 10s, in Johnston, and something taken silver. M•Intosh sent Kidd with from one of them, which he heard a message to witness, to tell was a watch ; that M‘Intosh, Gun, him he would keep his share for White, and others, were present him, as he (M·Intosh) was going when Johnston took a watch from out of town. The Niddry Street a gentleman. They afterwards party had a particular whistle, like went to the North Bridge, and a bugle, which was invented by came back and chaсed three gen- M'Intosh. The Canongate lads tiemen along the South Bridge, had also a particular whistle; and one of whom was knocked down a gang in the Grassmarket had also by Gun, and M Intosh also struck a distinguishing whistle ; and all the him on the head. Sutherland was parties agreed to assist each other, also there; but witness saw him do on giving these signals. M'Intosha nothing to the gentleman from is a fifer in one of the local militia. whom the hat was taken. Heard corps. In the course of the evenJohnstone call to the gentleman to ing, witness showed M·Intosh a sildeliver up his money, and he gave ver watch, which he gave him in them some. --- About two in the Hunter's Square. When the party morning, the police came by the went out to the Meadows, to get way of Hunter's Square, aud chac. sticks, Swan carried a saw with him ed the party off the Bridge; that Witness said he never saw M*Inbe saw a gentleman attacked near tosh in the Council Camber, but he Barclay's tavern, who was knocked saw him in the jail. down by M'Intosh, and, when the John Kidd, prisoner in the tot. gentleman was lying, M'Intosh booth of Edinburgh, said, that he stooped down, but does not know knew of a meeting of lads in Niddry what he took. Witness was on the Street, and has seen the pannels streets from eleven to four in the there; they went about the houses morning, during which several in the stairs, picking quarrels, and gentlemen were robbed. Suthera ebliging the people to give them
whisky; knew there were similar ground; in the course of the night meetings in the Canongate and saw a number of gentlemen attackGrassmarket; the party in Niddry ed, knocked down, and robbed: but Street had a particular whistle as a nd tradesman was attacked; M Insignal. some weeks before the tosh was very active in those atNew Year he heard of a plan for tacks ; but did not see Sutherland giving the police a licking on the after half past twelve: he saw SuthNew Year's morning, and to take erland attack several gentlemen ; hats; Tasker, Swan, and witness, that a gentleman was attacked at the went out to the Meadows, and cut corner of Weddell's shop by the four white sticks, with heads similar witness, the Boatswain, and others; to the one now shown ; Tasker, the gentleman struck them, and was M'Intosh, Macdonald, and witness, knocked down, and robbed by the got the four sticks; about a week witness of his watch; witness then before the New Year, some of the identified Mr Nicol Allan's watch party had a conversation respecting as the one he took; the Boatswain iaking hats, and any thing else they was present when the watch was could get; M•Intosh desired Suth- taken, and said that would do, and erland to tell the Canongate lads to the watch was afterwards given to come up on the last night of the M·Intosh, in terms of their agreeyear; the reason for attacking the ment; about one o'clock in the police was to clear them off the morning, the witness and MẠIntosh street, to get the easier at the gen- went out to the Meadows to contlemen. On the evening of the 31st ceal the watches, and a hole was December, about ten o'clock, it was dug in the ground, into which five proposed that M·Intosh should get watches, three bank notes, about all the booty, which was afterwards 40s: in silver, three watch-chains, to be divided among the party; the and some other things were put inpannels were the chief leaders of to it, and Mr Nicol Allan's watch the, Niddry Street party; the wit- was one of those things so concealness, in company with Sutherland, ed; M·Intosh and witness Macdonald, the two Swans, and back and joined the rioters, and Tasker, were in the King George the Boatswain was very active; wittap room, Fleshmarket Close, after ness left the streets abgut 2 o'clock, ten o'clock, and afterwards went to along with Tasker, who lodged in the foot of the Canongate to a pye- the same place; the next evening house ; the whole party met at the he met M Intosh, who told him the Tron Church about 11 o'clock, and things were discovered and taken were joined by Johnston and the away; in consequence of which, the Canongate party ; there were about Boatswain and witness went out to a dozen in each party; witness saw a park opposite Watson's Hospital D. Campbell knocked down by a to look for the things, but they tall lad; did not see Boatswain were gone, and they both thought when Campbell was attacked, but MʻIntosh had taken them. In the saw him before and after; did not Council Chamber, M'Intosh and see Sutherland in the mob that the witness were brought together, chaced Campbell, who was pursued and knew each other. from the Tron Church, up the John Swan, prisoner in the Canonstreet; M'Intosh was in the mob gate jail, said, that he recollects when Campbell was attacked, and meeting Sutherland, M'Intosh, Kidd, he struck him with a stick on the and Tasker, on the South Bridge head after he was lying on the before the New Year, when V'ln
toşh said they would give the police ther MʻIntosh and Sutherland said a licking, and that the Canongate they were going. The witness was lads were to join them on the last out on the last night of the year, night of the year; he saw Suther- and saw several riots. land and some others go into Da Archibald M Kechnie, hatter, vidson's on the last night of the Glasgow, said that on the 3d of year; the things taken that night January, two young men came to were to be hid, and divided next lodge in his house, and staid till day; but he did not hear of giving Monday after ; on that day they the things taken to M•Intosh ; wit sent a girl for the largest trunk, as ness attended the Niddry Street they were going to Greenock and party, and considers the pannels as would return again soon.—The girl the leaders of that party-he re- accordingly got the trunk. Her members being in the King George name is Gemmel. tap-room, which he left with the Flora Fleming, wife of the prerest of the party--knows D. Camp- ceding witness, corroborated the bell, the policeman, who was known evidence of her husband. by the name of the Royal Arch, Charles Brown, lately prisoner and was very hard upon the boys in Glasgow, said, that he had been saw a man knocked down at the a prisoner in Glasgow jail, and reStamp Office Close, who was much collects M·Intosh being brought stiashed; witness had a watch in into the same cell with him. One his possession that night, which he John Dunkison was there also. Regave to Neil Sutherland, and this members M·Intosh writing a line, was shortly after Campbell was at- which he gave to Dunkison, which tacked-saw a boy running among line was afterwards given by Dunthe crowd, with a watch in his hand, kison to Ann Gemmel; that some and took it from him; the watch time after the girl returned, and was taken from a gentleman shortly gave Dunkison a pocket-book, which after Campbell was attacked ; this the contained three notes, a breast-pin, witness afterwards denied, and said, and some silver; Dunkison gave the he took the watch himself; that he girl a note to change, and bring in put his hand into a gentleman's some potatoes, desiring her to bring pocket on the South Bridge, and in the watches under the potatoes, took some money-M·Intosh and which was accordingly done. By Macdonald were present when the this time M'Intosh was gone to watch was taken from the gentle- Edinburgh in custody. That Du. man; saw a silk handherchief taken gald Thomson got two watches, and from
a gentleman's pocket, who had afterwards another silver one, to been knocked down on the north raise some money ; one White got side of the street. In the course another watch to keep for Dunkiof the evening, a number of gentle- son, which watch, he thinks, is the men were attacked and knocked, one now shown him (Mr Allan's); down, and M‘Intosh was particular. that Dunkison gave the witness a ly active.
silver watch, which he gave to his William Swan, prisoner in Edin- mother. Being shown a silver watch, burgh jail said, that M·Intosh and says, it is the one he now sees, (Mr Sutherland came to his lodging Cochrane's). with two trunks and a watch. There Janet Davidson, mother of the were clothes in one of the trunks, preceding witness, corroborated his and they were packed up and car- testimony. ried to the Glasgow carrier's, whi [John Dunkison, Dunkinson, or April 1812.
Lyall, wascited as a witness, and, for what was found in the trunk, in the that purpose, was brought from same manner as the former witGlasgow jail, where he was a pri- ness.]-She carried the pocketsoner, but he was not examined. book and its contents to Dunkison, Our readers will remember, that and her sister afterwards conveyed when Archibald Campbell was sent the watches to him ; some days afto Glasgow to apprehend M‘Intosh ter, she got a watch from Dunkison and Sutherland, that he identified to give to her sister, which she did; Dunkison, then in Glasgow jail, being shewn Mr Allan's watch, says to be John Lyall, the brother of it is the same she gotfrom Dunkison. Adam Lyall, who was executed William White, soldier of the 25th here in the course of last year, for foot, said he knows the two precedrobbing Mr Boyd on the Sheriff- ing witnesses Margaret Gemmel muir. He was indicted along with gave the witness a present of a his brother; but was not tried, the watch, which he only kept a day, surgeons who attended him certify- as he heard that watches had been ing that he was insane. He has now, stolen in Edinburgh: and he imhowever, recovered his senses, and mediately went to the council chamát present stands charged with com- ber and gave it up; that he went to mitting another highway robbery.] see an acquaintance in Glasgow
Janet Gemmel, residing in Glas- jail, when Dunkison asked him to gow, said, that she was acquainted go an errand for him, which was to with John Dunkison, who was a pri- sell a watch-case to one James soner in Glasgow jail on the 7th of Ogilvy, which he did, and received January; that he desired her to go five shillings for it: He also got a to M.Kechnie's and get a trunk, and seal from Dunkison to sell, but to open it, and bring the contents Ogilvy would not buy it, as it was to him; that she took the trunk to marked. It was identified to be her mother's, opened it, and found Mr Ferguson's seal. five watches and several other things Dugald Thomson, private soldier in it; she was much astonished at in the 26th foot, said, that Dunthe contents, among which was a kison called him off the street, and pocket-book, containing three he went up to his cell, when he debank notes and some silver, which sired him to take two watches to pocket-book she sent by her sis- James Ogilvy's, which he accordter to Dunkison; she afterwards ingly did; on his return, Dunkison sent the watches and other things gave him another watch, which he to Dunkison; and he sent her a said might raise some money to watch to keep, but she was so much him till the 24th. hurt at it, that she gave the watch James Ogilvy, tap-room keeper, to William Smith, to be out of her Salt Market, Glasgow, said, that sight. Knows the watch now shown Dugald Thomson brought a pinchher to be the same (Mr Allan's); beck watch to him from Charles and also identified Mr Cochrane's Brown, who said he wanted some watch, and also Mr Hughes' seals, money on it; witness took the to have been part of the contents of watch, and was afterwards apprethe trunk.
hended, and it was found on him; Anne Gemmel, sister to the pre- he understood his wife had got anceding witness, said, that she re- other watch from Thomson, on members her sister bringing in a which she gave him nine shillings, trunk to her mother, which was till the 24th, when he was to repay #pened; [the witness described the money.