10th December 1783
Reference Numbert17831210-21
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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21. JOHN JONES was indicted for that he with Walter Ballington , and John Foster , on the 5th of February last, falsly and feloniously did make, forge, and counterfeit, and cause and procure to be falsly made, forged, and counterfeited, a certain paper writing, purporting to be a receipt and acquittance for payment of money, to wit, for the sum of 750 l. 14 s. under the hand of William Cressall , and which said receipt is in the words and figures following, that is to say,

"Received the 5th of " February, 1783, of Mr. William Ballington

"759 l. 14 s. in full for goods sold

"and delivered, which is in full of all demands,

" William Cressall . Witness William

"with intention to defraud the said William Cressall .

A second court for uttering the same, knowing it to be forged with the like intention.

William Cressall, Charles Grubb, and Abraham Parsons, were called on their recognizances, and not appearing the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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