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being carried before two magistrates, and it appearing that he was privy to, and concerned in, the murder of Chater, and throwing him into a well near Harting, in the County of Sussex, was committed to Horsham gaol.
John Cobby, being likewise apprehended, was committed to Horsham gaol the 18th of the same month, and for the same crime of murdering Chater.
Benjamin Tapner was also committed to the same gaol the 16th of November following, and on his own confession, of murdering Chater in the manner above stated. He was betrayed by his master, one T—ff, a shoemaker in Chichester, of whom we shall have occasion to speak more at large when we come to give an account of the life of Tapner.
Eichard Mills, jun., was apprehended in Sussex, with George Spencer, Eichard Payne and Thomas Eeoff, about the 16th of August, 1748 ; and being all brought together under a strong guard to Southwark, were carried before Justice Hammond, who committed them all to the county gaol of Surrey, for being concerned with divers other persons armed with fire-arms, in running uncustomed goods, and for not surrendering themselves after publication in the London Gazette.
And on the 5 th day of October, Eichard Mills was detained in the said gaol, by virtue of a warrant under the hand and seal of Justice Hammond, for being concerned in the murder of William Galley and Daniel ('hater, whose bodies had a little before been found, as lias been related.
William Jackson and William Chater were taken November the 14th, near Godalming in Surrey, and brought up to London under a strong guard the 17th November ; and being carried before Justice Poulson in Covent Garden, were, after examination, committed to