Offence: Deception > fraud
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Henry Maddox . I am employed by Mr. Henry Sear and James Pitter , agents for the captures of the Harwich and others, to pay the prize-money; the first payment Nicholas Shaw , a seaman on board the Harwich, received 4 l. that was June the 3, 1761, the second payment was 20 s. (he produced the book) the 11th of Aug. was the recallday, at the King's Arms on Tower-hill, John Morgatson and John Davidson were with me in the room, the prisoner came in, I asked him what he wanted, he said he came for his prize-money; I asked him who received his first payment? he said he received it himself at the Synagogue Coffeehouse, and that his name was Nicholas Shaw of the Harwich, upon which I turned to the book and saw Nicholas Shaw had wrote his own name,
Q. What did he claim?
Maddox. Twenty shillings, that was known publicly what was due.
William Dickinson . I am steward on board the ship Harwich, Nicholas Shaw was steward's mate, he was on board at the taking of Senegal; the prisoner is not that man, his name is Thomas Madge , we took him on board at Jamaica, he was a very quiet man on board.
I was put on to do it by a man, or else I never should have done it.
Guilty . Death .