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IN DENIS DUVAL'S COUNTRY.                65
carpenter with a plank of wood. Joseph was also knocked down, his captor being a currier who disabled him by breaking his legs. He fired off pistols but without damaging anyone. Joseph was committed to Tothill Fields Prison, and George to Newgate. Their cases were set down for trial at the Old Bailey Sessions, May 15th, 1782, but were postponed. George, who stood five feet seven inches high, was dressed as an abbe. Joseph, who was five feet ten, wore a military costume. He had on a scarlet frock coat with red buttons, a white waistcoat, and his hair a l' Artois. On the 2nd of July their wives break­fasted with them in Newgate, and they ordered a large bottle of wine, so large that the wicket was opened to pass it in. Knocking down a man and woman, the Westons now escaped. They had sawn off their fetters in anticipation of such an attempt. Joseph ran down Cock Lane, when one John Davis was passing with a sack of peas on his back. Hearing a cry of "Stop Thief," he arrested the further progress of Joseph, who threatened him with his pistol and finally shot at him. The delay was fatal to escape, and Joseph was taken back to Newgate. George was re­captured in Warwick Lane, and the two other
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