John Miller.
30th May 1750
Reference Numbert17500530-41
VerdictNot Guilty

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412. John Miller , was indicted for uttering a certain false, forg'd, and counterfeit seaman's ticket , Jan. 15 .

[A person, who call'd himself Henry Downs, came to the prisoner with this ticket; he said he was master at arms on board the ship Norfolk, that he had been under some great distresses, and that the government ow'd him the sum specified in the ticket, which was put down 198 l. 18 s. 6 d. Downs desired the prisoner would lend him two guineas, and he'd come and pay it again. The next day he left the ticket, and took the two guineas, but came no more. The prisoner carry'd it to the ticket-office some time after this, to know if it was a good ticket, but it prov'd to be a counterfeit one. The prisoner was apprehended, but having an undeniable good character given him by gentlemen of integrity and fortune, he was acquitted .]


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