John Hammand.
28th July 1744
Reference Numbert17440728-44
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment; Corporal > pillory

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350. John Hammand , of East Greenwich , in the County of Kent Brewer , was indicted for publishing a forged letter, knowing it to be forged. in order to defraud Nicholas Durant .

The Defendant was possessed of the Blue Anchor Brewhouse in Wapping, which Nicholas Durant had taken of him, but had given him notice that he should quit the same, which he accordingly did; upon which the Defendant in Trinity Term 1740, exhibited a bill of complaint in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, against Nicholas Durant ; and this forged letter was published by the Defendant in that suit in the Court of Exchequer, which letter is as follows.

Mr. Hammand ,

Dec. 21, 1739.

' Sir, Mr. Simmonds not coming yesterday to ' take the lease of the Blue Anchor Brewhouse off ' my hand according to his promise, I therefore ' send you word by this, that I intend to hold the ' lease and premises for the term of years now to ' come, according to the agreement, so you need ' not come on Tuesday next to have the lease delivered, ' for I shall continue.

' To Mr. Hammand,

' Your humble Servant,

' Brewer at Greenwich , ' Kent.

' Nicholas Durant .'

He was found guilty of the indictment, sentenced to pay a fine of 6 s. 8 d. to suffer one month's imprisonment , and to stand on the Pillory at the end of Chancery-Lane in Fleet-street .


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